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Volume CXLI, No. 27 COCK OF THE WOCK The Jabberwocks took second behind NYU at the regional sing-off of an international a cappella competition ARTS & CULTURE 3

NOTORIOUS C.O.E. The commerce, organizations and entrepeneurship concentration is accepting its first students CAMPUS NEWS 5

SPLIT SUCCESS The women’s basketball team, following a loss to Princeton, beat UPenn to clinch a share of the Ivy title SPORTS 12

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U. hosts first regional campaign kickoff Upscale event features speeches from Simmons, Wood BY STEPHANIE BERNHARD SENIOR STAFF WRITER

Boston-based alums, eager to reminisce about Brown, gathered Thursday night to mingle with University administrators and President Ruth Simmons at the Boston kickoff of the Campaign for Academic Enrichment. Simmons announced the campaign had raised $627 million of the $1.4 billion it needs by 2010. The three-part event — consisting of a colloquium led by Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Gordon Wood, a cocktail hour and a series of speeches featuring Simmons — took place in the aptly-named Great Room on the 33rd floor of 60 State St. in downtown Boston. The event was the first in a series of regional kickoffs for the “Boldly Brown” campaign. Over the next few weeks, the campaign will travel to New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C. 4:30 p.m. As afternoon faded into evening, smiling, well-dressed guests congregated in the Great Room for pre-lecture schmoozing. Floor-to-ceiling windows provided sweeping views of the Boston Bay and some of the city’s most charming neighborhoods. The atmosphere was cheerfully welcoming to the extent that, despite

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ushers’ patient prodding for guests to take their seats, Wood did not ascend the podium until several minutes after his scheduled 4:30 p.m. starting time. One of Brown’s most high-profile professors and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Wood is considered one of the nation’s foremost scholars of the American Revolution. He appeared at ease in front of an audience of 200, joking his way through the lecture and garnering laughter from

the crowd right up to his conclusion. Listeners were particularly amused by Wood’s jabs at the French, which he employed to explain his recent book “The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin.” Todd Andrews ’83, vice president for alumni relations, was pleased both by the reaction and number of attendants. “I was really delighted at the turnsee KICKOFF, page 7

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President Ruth Simmons joined University administrators for the Boston launch of “Boldly Brown,” held at 60 State St. in downtown Boston Thursday night.

U. pulls support for Commencement Pops concert the University’s bicentennial anniversary and grew to serve as the BCRI’s primary fundraising event. A table for 10 Citing a truncated Commencement people at the seated event — which was Weekend schedule and a perceived previously held on the Main Green but waning interest among alums, officials has moved to several venues throughat the Office of Alumni Relations decid- out Providence in recent years — cost ed to cease supporting the Commence- $1,250 last year. Bill Corrigan ’58, a member of the ment Pops concert this year. The decision has sparked an outcry from some BCRI for 40 years and two-time chairalums who claim the University under- man of the Pops concert organizaestimates the event’s popularity and tional committee, said he understands significance. the University’s rationale but is disapThe concert, a 41-year-old Reunion pointed by how the BCRI’s Pops comWeekend tradition, was organized by mittee was notified. the Brown Club of Rhode Island, a volThe committee was five months unteer organization affiliated with the into its planning cycle before members Brown Alumni Association. The Univer- were notified that the University would no longer support the concert. “It was sity did not directly sponsor the event. Last year, the concert featured the hardly a timely delivery,” Corrigan said. Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra “No one seemed to consider whether or and Lisa Loeb ’90, a Grammy award not we may have made any contractual agreements.” nominee. Without the University’s usual help The concert began in 1964 to mark in marketing and guaranteeing the purchase of 12 to 15 platinum tables, the concert was effectively terminated, according to Corrigan. “I don’t think that the University appreciated what financial impact this would have on the BCRI,” Corrigan said. Although Todd Andrews ’83, vice president of alumni relations, acknowledged the concert’s declining popularity — something he said has become alumni.brown.edu The Office of Alumni Relations has pulled apparent over the past five years — he support for the annual Reunion Weekend said the decision to cancel the concert Pops concert, pictured here in 2005, ending stems from the new format of Reunion a 41-year tradition. BY NATHALIE PIERREPONT CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Weekend, which was shortened to three days last year. “There’s not such a strong feeling for the need to fill the space the night before graduation,” Andrews said. Because of the shorter program, more events now compete with the concert, including dance performances, a cappella concerts and a dinner hosted by President Ruth Simmons for those receiving honorary degrees. “Something’s got to give. The event just doesn’t make sense,” said Ginny McQueen ’81, current president of the BCRI. Andrews expressed concerns about falling attendance numbers to the executive board of the BCRI, citing results from a comprehensive survey issued to 868 alums who attended Reunion Weekend last year. The figures revealed that the Pops concert drew the smallest crowd out of all events included in the survey. The concert had smaller attendance figures than individual class gatherings, the Campus Dance, the commencement procession and forums and the memorial service for departed Brown alums. Alums and families of graduates tend to want to go out to dinner with loved ones the night before graduation, when the Pops concert is typically held, according to Andrews. “They want to spend time with each other, in an interactive way,” he said. McQueen said she does not believe many of her classmates attended the concert over the years. Although there

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Reed calls for re-deployment of troops in Iraq R.I. senator does not support deadline, specific withdrawal plan BY SIMMI AUJLA SENIOR STAFF WRITER

The United States must re-deploy its troops and provide “developmental assistance” for Iraqis as they overcome sectarian strife to build their own country, Sen. Jack Reed, DR.I., told a packed List 120 Friday night. Reed criticized the Bush administration’s lack of planning before going into Iraq, its failure to stabilize and rebuild Iraq and its attempt to replace action with rhetoric in the annual Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs, titled “President Bush and the Long War: Are Slogans Enough?” “If we are serious about efforts to support building democracies in the Middle East — as the Bush Administration claims — then we should be investing in the social, political and economic institutions that are essential for the functioning of a democracy throughout the region,” Reed said. “Building democracy is about much more than holding elections,” he added. Democratic senators view Reed, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services committee and served in the Army for eight years, as the party’s authority on Iraq. He recently returned from travels in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In his speech, Reed outlined his problems with Bush’s handling of the war on terror, beginning with the decision to invade Iraq. He opposed the 2002 resolution authorizing the invasion of Iraq because “Iraq was deterrable, and was effectively being deterred,” he said. Reed called for the re-deployment of troops to pressure Iraqis to take control of see REED, page 4

Times columnist David Brooks to speak tonight BY MARY-CATHERINE LADER FEATURES EDITOR

In a Sept. 25, 2005 column, New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks described American colleges as “one of the great inequality producing machines this country has known.” Tonight, Brooks will visit Brown’s campus to address class in American society as part of the 26th annual Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference, themed “One Nation Indivisible? The Persistence of Class in American Culture.” The lecture will be held in Salomon 101 at 6:30 p.m. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Brooks began his journalism career at the City News Bureau wire service in Chicago. He spent nine years at the Wall Street Journal as a Europe correspondent, movie critic and, ultimately, oped editor, before joining the Weekly Standard. He began writing “The Way We Live Now,” his column for the Times, in September of 2003. “David Brooks is one of the most perceptive observers of our culture,” said vice president of public affairs and University relations Michael

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TO D AY ’ S E V E N TS CROSSING THE SPECIES BORDER 8 p.m. , (Sarah Doyle Women’s Center) — A workshop will look at the relationship between sexism and the oppression of other animals.

“HANNAH ARENDT AT 100: THE AUTONOMY OF THE POLITICAL RECONSIDERED” 5 p.m., (Watson Institute) — Dana Villa, professor of political science at UC-Santa Barbara, will give the inaugural lecture of the Hannah Arendt Seminar Series.

“HOMOPHOBIA IN DANCEHALL MUSIC” 7 p.m. , (Smith-Buon. 106) — Dr. Sonjah Niaah from the Institute for Caribbean Studies at the University of the West Indies-Mona will give a lecture. Refreshments and discussion will follow.

“DIVINITY, TERRITORY, AND POLITICKING” 5:30 p.m. , (John Carter Brown Library) — Nancy Shoemaker, associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut-Storrs, will speak about American Indian maps.

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Wocks take second at a cappella competition BY REBECCA JACOBSON SENIOR STAFF WRITER

Though the Jabberwocks clocked nearly 21 hours in rehearsal time last week, they won’t be able to relax for long. The group received second place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella regional quarterfinals, held Saturday in a full Salomon 101, and will now advance to the regional semifinals. The N’Harmonics, a coed group from New York University, placed first. The Higher Keys, Brown’s coed a cappella group with a half-jazz repertoire, also competed. Group member Drew Nobile ’07 received the award for outstanding arrangement. The Jabberwocks, dressed in their signature navy blue blazers, were the only all-male group in the competition. They performed two songs: “Tonight, Tonight” by the Smashing Pumpkins, with Jon Tam ’08 as the soloist, and Talib Kweli’s “Get By,” which had three soloists: Andy Suzuki ’09, Stuart Gibbs ’06 and Graham Browne ’08. Suzuki sang the lead line, Gibbs rapped and Browne provided his own style of multi-layered beat-boxing, warning the audience before the song began, “We’re gonna take you to the fourth dimension of hip-hop: the DJ turntable.” The Jabberwocks won the outstanding choreography award for “Get By.” “It feels terrific,” said Sam Carmichael ’07, the Jabberwocks’ music director. “It was great to have success at home in front of a really supportive audience. I’m so proud of my guys. They really came through.” The N’Harmonics brought the audience, composed of students and performers’ family members, to a standing ovation after their encore performance, a medley that blended Madonna’s “Vogue” and “Like a Prayer.” The coed group competed with three songs: James Taylor’s “Sun on the Moon,” “The Wind” by P.J. Harvey and

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” for which junior Anjali Gudi was awarded an outstanding soloist honor. For Roe Hartrampf, a freshman at NYU, this winning performance was only his second appearance with the N’Harmonics. “It was amazing,” he said. “It was absolute elation. We’re coming at it from a different perspective this year. We’re working on being more dynamic.” Joanna Lampert, an NYU junior, agreed about the group’s new direction and said members are growing more focused. “There was no way we were a shoe-in,” added Tim Noble, a sophomore at NYU. The competing groups — which also included the allfemale Barnard College Bacchantae, the all-female Mandarins from Syracuse University and the all-female Blue Notes and Tupelos, both from Wellesley College — were seven of the top 24 groups in the Northeast. Hundreds of groups from the United States and western Europe sent in applications last May to qualify for the quarterfinal regional competitions. At Saturday night’s competition, which was the quarterfinal round for the Northeast region, groups were judged on vocal performance (with sub-categories such as rhythmic accuracy, interpretation and tone quality) and visual performance (which included visual cohesiveness, professionalism and stage presence). The Brown Derbies and Ursa Minors hosted the event, which ran for close to three hours. The Jabberwocks will compete at the Northeast semifinals on March 25 at Fordham University in New York. “We got second, so we can clearly improve,” Jonathan Natkins ’08, a Jabberwock, said. “We’ve shown that if we have faith in each other, we can do some crazy stuff.” Suzuki said he was impressed with the N’Harmonics, but added the Jabberwocks are ready for the next stage. “NYU is tight,” he said. “They’re great, but we’re going to take it to ’em the only way we know how: Jabberstyle.”

Venturi delivers homage to deceased professor at symposium BY ALISSA CERNY STAFF WRITER

Renowned modernist architect Robert Venturi called for “an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary change” among today’s architects Friday evening to a packed Salomon 101. “It’s time to start all over again and place an emphasis on the glory of the everyday,” Venturi said. He also spoke about connections between his work and the philosophy of deceased Brown professor of art and architecture William Jordy. The lecture, titled “An Homage to William Jordy,” kicked off a weekend-long commemorative symposium honoring Jordy’s life and work. Venturi — who, along with his wife and partner Denise Scott Brown, is considered a leading figure among so-called postmodern architects — began his address with a disclaimer, noting his speech might not focus on Jordy in the same way other symposium events would. “This is a very important celebration, and I’m here as an architect, not a scholar,” he said. “So much analysis has been done on William Jordy, and I can’t add to the depth and range of content. Instead, I will reflect on our work, but I will try to show you how our ideas were parallel to Jordy’s.” Venturi listed the numerous reasons why he admired the late professor, including Jordy’s willingness to break with German traditions and the International Style of the early 20th century to embrace more forward-thinking architectural trends. He recalled the manner in which Jordy emphasized social dimensions instead of formalist ideology. Venturi also thanked Jordy for his praise and understanding of Venturi’s 1966 book, “Complexity and Contradiction.” Venturi identified three unique characteristics evident in both his and Jordy’s architectural styles — the use of signs and symbols, an inclusion of pop culture and multiculturalism and an emphasis on mannerism. Regarding symbols, Venturi noted, “In the last century architecture was based on space — now it’s based on signs.” Venturi said he believes early Christian and Byzantine architecture used signs in stained glass, gothic buildings and murals to convey religious information to the masses. Such techniques were not simply for aesthetic purposes, as the signs were used to sell religion, much like today’s commercial signage, Venturi said. “Many people hate billboards, but I think they are wonderful. I enjoy them, it’s not as though I have to obey the advertisements,” Venturi said.

One of the best ways to create a sense of community is by using technology to convey information, Venturi said. He cited tickers and big screens in informing the masses in Times Square after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Venturi’s architecture favors the idea of decorated sheds over ducks, he said. A decorated shed is a simply constructed, versatile building that can accommodate different uses with time. Decorated sheds use large signs as ornaments to convey important information, rather than relying on the architecture of the building to convey its purpose, Venturi said. Ducks, on the other hand, are buildings that express their purpose through the actual architecture itself, an approach that restricts their potential uses, Venturi said. Venturi discussed his addition to the London National Gallery of Art in 1984, saying he tried to reflect the original building while recognizing changes in pop culture that had occurred since its construction. Venturi highlighted the importance of understanding cultural values in the locations where he builds. He is currently planning two high-rise buildings in Shanghai. Venturi said the role of communism in China along with the country’s impressive economic development inspired him to wrap the skyscrapers in a pattern of red lights. Mannerism, the third tenet of Venturi’s style that relates to Jordy’s, acknowledges conventional order while making room to accommodate complexity and ambiguity in the everyday world, Venturi said. He said he believes Jordy would identify himself as a mannerist. “Buildings should make you ask questions and create a juxtaposition of convention and ambiguity,” he said. “It’s very hard to define mannerism because it incorporates so many aspects such as dissonance, inflection, layers and obscurity.” Venturi said he believes today’s architecture is invalid because it focuses on neo-modernism and historical aspects while creating no sense of practical shelter. He also discussed some of the frustrations he encountered throughout his architectural career. “We are not able to do very much of what we talk about because most of our projects are for university campuses,” he said. “When we build for universities it’s different because we don’t want the buildings to be too glaring and intrude upon studsee VENTURI, page 6

Orchestra honors composers’ birthdays BY VERONICA YU CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Brown University Orchestra celebrated the 250th, 125th and 100th anniversaries of the births of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bela Bartók and Dimimitri Shostakovich, respectively, by performing some of the artists’ works to a near-capacity crowd in Sayles Hall Friday night. The concert was one of the orchestra’s two performances this past weekend. It traveled to Boston, Mass. on Saturday to play with the Tufts Symphony Orchestra. Paul Phillips, senior lecturer in music and music director of the orchestra, conducted the ensemble. The concert’s first piece was Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D Major, “Haffner.” It began with the upbeat theme of the allegro con spirito, which recurred throughout the piece. The violins played a series of impressive runs and clear trills; their eighth notes had a light, springy quality to them, adding to the piece’s cheerful tone. Yet, the orchestra’s dynamic contrasts were limited, causing the energy to lack at times. The orchestra improved its energy with its subsequent selection, the spirited “Age of Gold” Suite by Shostakovich. The second movement, the “Adagio,” allowed some of the most talented musicians to perform brief solos. The E-flat clarinet hit high notes with clarity, adding to the pleading and almost desperate-sounding mood of the movement. Concertmaster William Joo ’08 displayed his impeccable talent by effortlessly shifting up the E string using nonstop vibrato, ending with a dramatic slide. The fun, almost silly movements of the Shostakovich were the “Polka” and “Danse.” The clacking of the xylophone and the ringing of the triangle evoked circus and carnival images. The suite concluded with the enthusiastic pounding of the percussion, which the audience emulated with its own percussive pounding — cheerful applause. After the intermission, the solo violist for the evening, Caroline Sizer ’06, impressed the audience with her rendition of Bartok’s “Concerto for Viola and Orchestra.” Although some passages required her to perform difficult string crossings, she sailed through them with incredible ease. She also effortlessly executed double stops while shifting. Although the concerto itself had clashing, atonal melodies, Sizer added beauty to the conflicting chords with her mellow yet full-bodied sound. Sizer reflected on her emotional performance. “It is truly a wonderful feeling to perform ‘the beast,’ as we violists like to call it,” she said. After playing for two hours, the orchestra saved more than enough energy for the final, most exciting piece — Piotr Tchaikovsky’s “Francesca da Rimini.” Although the ominous rumbling of the cellos and basses began the number, the focus of the piece turned to the violins, flutes and lower strings taking turns playing a sweeping, romantic theme. The gentle plucking of the harp also added to the amorous undertones. However, as the tempo quickened, the passionate tone heightened into one of uncontrollable fervor. The suspense and turmoil created by every instrument playing simultaneously culminated with repeated chords, crashing cymbals and striking gongs. After the fantastic conclusion, the audience applauded with almost as much fervor as the musicians poured into the piece.


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Pops continued from page 1 is no empirical evidence, she suspects that the interest level of alums who graduated during the 1970s and 1980s is not as great as the interest of alums from older graduating classes. Jamie Sholem ’06, whose father graduated from Brown, said his family attended the concert last year, though he is not terribly upset with the decision to cut the concert. However, he added that he is disappointed the University decided to cancel the “aging tradition.” Other alums question the University’s decision to cancel the concert, saying they believe the data collected by Alumni Relations only reflects the views of alums returning for reunions and neglects to represent the interests of the local community and the graduating class. Bill Gilbane ’99, a third-generation concert patron, believes there are three tiers of concertgoers: the parents and the graduating seniors, local alums and classes returning for reunions. “The constituency made up of those returning for reunion may not see the concert as such a huge draw,” Gilbane said. But some local alums are perpetual patrons that buy platinum tables to support the BCRI, even if they don’t actually attend the

concert, he said. Gilbane said he believes the University has the potential to attract high-caliber artists. However, he emphasizes the importance of catering to what students want to hear: “If you have Bill Gilbane on stage singing away, no one is going to want to come,” he said. “The cost of hiring high-end entertainment has become almost prohibitive,” Andrews said. But Gilbane maintains that money earned through ticket sales has covered much of artists’ asking prices in previous years. “I understand the value of tradition and the importance of supporting things that make alumni feel connected to campus. We did not make this decision lightly,” said Andrews, who attended his first Pops concert in 1980. “Priorities change over time. The big challenge is to maintain tradition while adapting to the changes of interest. We have to be responsive to the people.” In lieu of supporting the concert, Brown has organized to be the official sponsor of WaterFire on the Saturday before commencement exercises, granting alums, parents and graduates exclusive use of Market Square. “We think it’s an event that is more conducive to the kind of thing people might want to opt to do on that night,” Andrews said.

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Reed continued from page 1 their country, which he said was “on the precipice of civil war.” “We must make it clear to the Iraqis that we will not wait for them,” he said. ”They must accelerate their efforts to constitute a government and to bring effective security forces on line. … We cannot indefinitely remain hostage to their feuds and factions.” In an interview with The Herald after his speech, Reed said he did not believe in setting a deadline for re-deployment. In his speech, he criticized Bush for oversimplifying the problem in Iraq. In 2002, Bush forced America to choose between complete passivity and a military invasion of Iraq, he said. “Now, the president argues an equally simplistic choice: ‘stay the course’ or ‘cut and run.’ The world and Iraq are more complicated than that. We need a policy that recognizes our military presence in Iraq is both enabling and disabling and it cannot be sustained indefinitely,” Reed said. “American troop levels will be determined by conditions on the ground, but the Iraqis must join us to shape these conditions,” he said. Reed said after his speech that he does not promote any withdrawal plan, including the Korb plan, which has recently garnered the support of many Democratic leaders. Two scholars at the Center for American Progress, Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration, and Brian Katulis, propose re-deploying 34,000 troops to Afghanistan and Kuwait in 2006 and bringing 40,000 to America in 2006. According to the plan, the rest of the troops would be brought back to America in 2007. After his speech, Reed said “the compelling logic

of the case based upon the facts” will bring Democrats together on the issue of redeployment from Iraq. The focus on Iraq has sparked backlash in the Muslim world, allowed Iran and North Korea to pursue goals that are not in the best interest of the United States and has put extreme pressure on the military, Reed said. Reed cited recent victories of parties such as Hezbollah and Hamas in democratic elections in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories as proof that democratic procedures, such as the elections in Iraq, do not always create democracies. “I don’t think ultimately we can guarantee all of the dimensions of the Iraqi government,” he said. “But in terms of our national security and our interests, one, we have to ensure that any government in Baghdad is not in conflict with its neighbors, and, two, it’s not a base for terrorism.” Political problems are greater than military problems in Iraq now, Reed said after the speech. Americans should limit its demand for oil from the Middle East to begin easing tension between the United States and Middle Eastern countries. “To the extent that we lavish tax breaks on the wealthy, we should take those monies, put it into subsidies for more efficient energy and better alternative sources,” he said. “That would send a signal to the world, to the Middle East particularly, that we would no longer tolerate this vulnerability.” Iraqis must resolve sectarian conflicts within Iraq, Reed said. “It would be initially very difficult to divide the country up neatly, and it would create the possibility regionally of instability,” he said after his speech regarding the possibility of dividing Iraq into three separate territories for the Kurds, the Shia and the Sunni. Reed took questions from the audience and talked to reporters after his speech. A separate audience watched a simulcast of the speech in List 110.

Brooks continued from page 1 Chapman. Brooks’ book, “Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There,” chronicles the lifestyle and development of a bourgeoisbohemian class (“bobos”). His next book, “On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense,” examines common threads in American life. “In many respects, class in our society and the question of whether we are still a mobile society is part of the broader culture wars that we see played out in our politics, the media, on our college campuses and in how our citizens interact with one another,” Chapman said. “We think this topic is an especially timely one given the social, economic and political changes that are taking place in our society,” Chapman said. Brooks will also take part in the conference panel discussion — “Where Are We Headed? Why and How Does Class Still Matter in America?” — led by Professor of Economics Glenn Loury on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Salomon 101. Loury, whose research has focused on welfare economics, race and affirmative action, will be joined by Brooks, Jared Bernstein, director of the Living Standards program at the Economic Policy Institute, and Louisiana State Rep. Karen Carter, who represents part of New Orleans and has been involved in rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Brooks’ keynote Michael P. Metcalf-Howard R. Swearer Memorial Lecture honors the late chairman and publisher of the Journal and Brown’s 15th president, respectively, who together founded the conference to celebrate the Journal’s 150th anniversary. Both events are free and open to the public.

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Leaders of new COE program encouraged by student interest BY OLIVER BOWERS CONTRIBUTING WRITER

This spring, for the first time, sophomores will be able to concentrate in commerce, organizations and entrepreneurship, a new concentration that will replace business economics, engineering and economics and public and private sector organizations. The concentration is unique in that it offers complementary courses drawn from three departments: economics, engineering and sociology. “We’re attempting to give students a comprehensive and integrated view of these fields,” said Maria Carkovic, administrative director of the COE concentration. “(This) is the reality of the business world today. They’re all combined.” The extent of the concentration’s popularity remains to be seen, though a good initial indicator will be the number of sophomores who file for the concentration during this semester’s preregistration period. Informal polling suggests there is interest in the program, said Professor of Engineering Eric Suuberg. Carkovic also pointed out that enrollment is up in new courses offered by the concentration. “It’s a good omen,” she said. A number of new courses in all three departments were offered for the first time this spring or last see COE, page 7

CRIME LOG

Cell phone stolen from swim center last week BY SIMMI AUJLA SENIOR STAFF WRITER

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Feb. 22 and Mar. 2. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on open cases that are currently under investigation by the department, PPD or the Office of Student Life. Monday, February 27: (No time specified). Complainant reported that her cell phone was stolen from the Smith Swim Center between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Feb. 26. — Source: Department of Public Safety

Peréz ’08: From humble beginnings to ‘Boldly Brown’ spokesman BY STEPHANIE BERNHARD SENIOR STAFF WRITER

Wilfredo Peréz Jr. ’08 has ambitious dreams. He hopes to improve conditions in Haiti, cure AIDS and become FEATURE the first Hispanic president of the United States, among other things. Peréz has already founded his own volunteer program, Operation Happy Birthday, which works in group homes in Providence and western Massachusetts to improve the morale and self-confidence of underprivileged children. Before Peréz could do any of this, however, he had to accomplish a goal no one in his family had yet managed: graduating from high school and going to college. Now firmly entrenched at Brown, Peréz has become one of the student faces of the “Boldly Brown” capital campaign, traveling to California in December to tell his story. A nomadic beginning When Peréz was growing up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, he never had any external motivation to improve his position in life. In fact, Peréz never even had a stable home — he and his family moved over 40 times throughout his childhood, and he attended 11 different schools. Peréz spent about half of his childhood homeless, living as a nomad with his mother’s friends. He cited his mother as his inspiration, saying that if she could manage to raise three children as a young, single woman — she had Peréz when she was 15 — then he should have the strength to endure as well.

“I don’t understand the strength my mother has,” Peréz said. Rather than rely on academic role models to succeed, Peréz had to motivate himself with his own “internal pressure” to do well. “It was always me who wanted to get those straight A’s,” Peréz said. And he did get those A’s. Through Upward Bound, a program designed to set underprivileged children on the track to college, Peréz earned a full scholarship to Northfield Mount Hermon School, a prestigious boarding school in Northfield, Mass. There, Peréz had other obstacles to face, including assimilating and competing with students who grew up in wealthy and well-educated families. To study for the verbal section of the SAT, Peréz followed the advice of his college counselor and simply read the dictionary. Prior to this, Peréz said he didn’t have the same vocabulary as his classmates because of his background. “People in my family didn’t use words like ‘superfluous,’ ” Peréz said. “My counselor said, ‘You need to try to sound more educated, to make your papers sound more educated.’ ” This strategy worked for Peréz, who went on to graduate at the top of his class. Moreover, he set a record at Northfield Mount Hermon for winning the greatest number of awards granted to a single student, including the prestigious President’s Award and Cambridge Award. He was accepted to Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education with a full scholarship. Peréz claimed, however,

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Will Perez ’08 danced with Dina Tsukrov ’08 during a practice for the Brown Ballroom Dance Team. that his success in school was less important than his progress in supporting the causes that matter to him, specifically poverty and homelessness. As a high school junior, he founded Operation Happy Birthday, the organization around which his life would begin to revolve. Operation Happy Birthday The mission of Operation Happy Birthday is to celebrate the birthdays of homeless, abused and financially distressed children. The program also provides free tutoring and mentoring services to children living in group homes. According to its mission statement, OHB hopes “to create a new approach to ending homelessness by reminding those who suffer

from homelessness that they have not been forgotten, that their lives are worth celebrating and their struggles are recognized.” Peréz said one of the worst consequences of being homeless was a drop in confidence. Peréz himself felt — and is sure that other homeless children feel — frustration in his inability to help his family and guilt for his parents’ hardships. “Nearly all (children in need) question the importance and significance of their lives and often feel the blame for their struggling family,” Peréz wrote on the OHB Web site. OHB has been hosting around two parties a year in see PEREZ, page 6


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ies,” Venturi said. “We get very few commercial offers because people don’t realize we too can be vulgar and accommodating,” he said. “Very often your ideas are ahead of your methods and I’m sorry we don’t have more to show.” One art history student in attendance found the lecture edifying. “I enjoyed the lecture because I liked the historical view, but I thought that it was also very emblematic of his style — I felt like there were a lot of contradictoary elements in his philosophy, especially his attempt to link mannerism and pop-culture,” said Natalie Kotin ’06, a history of art and architecture concentrator. “It was definitely complex and contradictory, and perhaps that’s exactly what he intended,” she said.

Providence since Peréz brought it to Brown last year; his goal, funds permitting, is to host one per month. For every birthday party, Peréz must track down a volunteer a cappella group, raise enough money to buy gifts for every child in attendance and find companies to donate everything else — cakes, games, party favors and snacks. Since OHB provides each child with a book as well as a “fun” gift, the presents can be expensive, averaging $50 per child. Funding is OHB’s greatest hurdle. The group doesn’t have a problem with manpower — over 60 Brown students have volunteered to help out. Nor is there a shortage of children to help. Peréz has been hard at work raising money to continue and expand OHB. Last year, he orga-

nized the first Ballroom Dancea-thon, with proceeds benefiting OHB. Plans for a similar event this year are already underway. Peréz is also working on a fundraising bake sale to be held on campus near the end of this month. In addition to fundraising, Peréz has received thousands of dollars in private donations to OHB and is working on a deal with Hasbro in which the company would donate toys to OHB. Such a donation would remove a huge financial burden from OHB. If it goes through, Peréz will only need to raise money to provide books and transportation for volunteers and children. Transportation is a much bigger issue for OHB. Now, instead of Brown students visiting them at group homes, children benefiting from the program come to Brown for tutoring and mentoring. “The homes are not a good environment for learning. They can be very sad places,” Peréz said. He believes that the tutoring process is more effective in the University’s libraries where “studying is actually happening.” In addition, bringing the children to the University allows them to interact with college students in the two hours they spend with their mentors after tutoring. Peréz hopes that experiencing a little bit of college life will encourage the children to work toward attending college one day. “We can help them climb out of the holes they’ve been born into,” he said. ‘Boldly Brown’ In addition to a rigorous premed course load and the responsibility of running his own nonprofit organization, Peréz is also a student spokesperson for the

“Boldly Brown”-themed Campaign for Academic Enrichment, which aims to raise $1.4 billion for the University. At the campaign’s November kickoff, Peréz hushed the crowd and received a standing ovation for his speech introducing President Ruth Simmons. He spoke about his background, his economic struggles as a child and the influence Simmons had on his choice to attend Brown. Learning of the obstacles Simmons overcame to reach her current position inspired Peréz to come to Brown so he could meet her. In his speech, Peréz also spoke at length about OHB, hoping to gain support from influential Brown Corporation members and alums. He realized that his role as spokesperson could be a perfect opportunity to promote OHB. “I began to do speeches to fundraise for Operation Happy Birthday. They weren’t going to pay me — that’s when I decided to make the most of the speech about OHB,” Peréz said. Peréz went to California in December to make more speeches on behalf of the campaign. For him, the experience of traveling itself was worth the trip. “I’d never been outside of New England before, never been on a plane,” he said. But Peréz reaped further benefits from the campaign. After his speech in San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom promised to start a chapter of Operation Happy Birthday in the city. Due to academic and extracurricular pressures, Peréz has taken a break from the campaign since December. He has not yet decided if he will attend the campaign event in New York later this month or one in Philadelphia later this year.

A busy schedule Peréz runs Operation Happy Birthday, mentors impoverished children, works at the Biomedical Center and the Gate, volunteers at the Crossroads Homeless Clinic and sits on the PLME Senate. He is also a competitive ballroom dancer and spends several hours per week practicing and competing. To fit it all in, Peréz wakes up every morning at 8 a.m. to study, and he only goes out one night each week. “I realize that when I start something new, it’ll take away from sleep time,” he said. He added that this lifestyle is often trying for his nerves, but all he has to do is remember the kids he’s helping to set himself back on track. “I’ll say to myself, ‘Are you going to go out, or are you going to organize everything so volunteers can get to the homeless shelters?’ ” Peréz said. If nothing else works, Peréz said he can always call his mother for encouragement. “I can’t leave talking to her in a bad mood,” he said. Peréz said that he loves college life: he enjoys meeting people and studying and, most of all, having the resources to help the people who need help. “The changes we’re making in these kids’ lives, it’s ridiculous, it’s so much more important than studying,” he said. In the future, Peréz plans to take the lessons he has learned from Brown and OHB and apply them to the world at large. He said the perspective he has gained through volunteering is invaluable, and he hopes it will help him in his future plans for improving the world. “You begin to realize what’s really important, that there’s a world outside of Brown,” he said. “It might be a sad world, but it can be pretty inspiring too.”


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COE continued from page 5 fall to accommodate the COE program. Some existing courses, such as EN 3: “Introduction to Engineering,” will change to meet the needs of students taking it as one of the concentration’s foundation courses. Suuberg said though changes are still under discussion, “We recognize there is a new constituency coming in with new needs … and we’ll respond to it.” Professor of Economics Ivo Welch, who was involved in the creation of the concentration, said the courses offered through COE will become less about bridgebuilding and be more engaging in their own right. Some of the courses in the engineering and sociology departments are taught by visiting professors because the departments have not yet increased the sizes of their faculties, Carkovic said. The Department of Economics recently hired a number of new professors who teach courses that count toward the COE concentration, according to Welch. Suuberg said the engineering department is in the process of searching for new professors. Carkovic said though not all of the funds for the program have been raised, the University has done a good job of moving the program forward with the anticipation of funding. Welch said alums have begun to donate money for the new program. One concern voiced when the College Curriculum Council reviewed COE’s proposal in October 2004 was that the list of 14 to 16 required courses was too long. However, Freya Zaheer ’06, a member of the CCC who voted against

the proposal at that time, was encouraged by higher enrollment in COE courses this semester. “I still think it’s a high number of required courses,” Zaheer said, “but it looks like (the program) is being managed extraordinarily well and attracting students as well.” When asked whether the number of courses required for the concentration might deter students, Carkovic said students were taking COE requirements even before the concentration was created because they understood that the courses complemented each other. Carkovic said “with the three departments working together … there will be a lot more synergies between (courses).” Carkovic said the concentration will also offer co-curricular activities, including internships and a lecture series. “The benefit (to the concentration) is a very integrated, wellrounded view of business … and hands-on experience through co-curricular activities,” Carkovic said. Robert Klaber ’07, vice director of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program, a group that uses competitions and lectures to teach students how to start businesses, was also excited about the COE concentration. “I think it’s a great program because there are so many different aspects to it. The fact that all those three divisions are coming together under COE provides students with a great learning opportunity to really branch out,” he said. One business economics concentrator, Sara Cunningham ’06, said, “I feel that COE does improve upon (business economics) a bit. Hopefully the focus on a new program will allow for greater funding and more professorships to be offered and thus more classes to be offered in this field.”

Kickoff continued from page 1 out, as this was a mid-afternoon event,” Andrews said. 6 p.m. At the swanky-yet-unpretentious cocktail hour in the Harborside Salons following the colloquium, guests could not praise Wood’s lecture enough. “You don’t need to be a historian to enjoy what he said,” said John Robinson ’56 P ’85. His wife, Olga Robinson ’57 P ’85, who emerged from the buffet line with a plate of miniature sandwiches and ornately prepared sushi, extolled the lecture as well. The two met at Brown nearly half a century ago. The Robinsons were not the only Brown pair in attendance: several couples, tongues loosened by the endless glasses of wine being passed around on silver trays, were eager to share their romantic stories. Andrea Frank ’82 smiled as she remembered being introduced to her husband, Steven Frank ’83. “We met at a frat party,” she said with a giggle. Neither Frank could remember at exactly which fraternity they had first made each other’s acquaintance. Jay Candelmo ’99 and Jaimie Kane ’99 met in a more traditional manner: both served as summer tour guides at Brown. “Yeah, we really love Brown,” Kane said. The two love it so much, in fact, that they got married in Manning Chapel. Candelmo expressed a desire to see Brown become even more eminent among the world’s elite colleges. As an undergraduate, he was involved in a group that lobbied for the implementation of need-blind admissions, and he praised Simmons’ 2001 pledge to institute such a policy. “The school lost momentum for a while, and (Simmons) brought it back,” he said. Candelmo and Kane had the opportunity to meet Simmons at a reunion a few years ago, and Candelmo said that her energy inspired his new confidence in

the school. Nearly all the guests at the cocktail hour expressed a deep admiration for Simmons. Many spent much of the time trying to get a word in with the president, who was busily circling the room and chatting with alums. “People are very excited to see Ruth Simmons. She creates energy wherever she goes,” An-

from Peter Voss ’68, a campaign vice chair. Voss took the opportunity to praise both the kickoff — which he said was the largest Brown event ever to take place in Boston — and Simmons. “I have tremendous faith in President Simmons,” Voss said. A series of videos highlighting recent achievements from students and professors followed

“When I leave, I’ll leave behind the greatest president of a university in the United States.” Stephen Robert ’62 P’91 Chancellor drews said. Simmons herself appeared energetic despite a long day of campaigning; she had arrived in Boston at 7:30 a.m. to meet with alums. Though ready to discuss any issue that guests brought up, Simmons was especially eager to praise Wood’s lecture. “I enjoyed the lecture very much,” she said. Simmons expressed her pleasure at seeing so many alums, young and old, congregating together in one room. “For so many alums to be here, even those who’ve been out for many years, shows that this lecture” was well received, she said. What does this mean for younger and future alums? “Thirty years from now, you’ll still be hungry for lectures,” Simmons said with a smile before being whisked away by yet another suit-wearing, wine-glass-bearing alum. 7 p.m. Soon, it was time for administrators to remind alums what Brown had done for them — and to convince them to do something for Brown. Ushers called guests back to their seats in the Great Room, where the program began with a welcome speech

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Brown history professor Gordon Wood delivered the opening lecture for the Boston launch of “Boldly Brown,” the first in a series of regional campaign launches.

his speech. Chancellor Stephen Robert ’62 P’91 took the podium next and pandered playfully to the Boston crowd. “Some of you may think of me as a New Yorker, but it’s not true,” he said. “This is the only city in the country where people don’t ask me if I’m from Boston,” Robert added to chuckles from the crowd. Robert also offered a few serious comments about Brown’s future and the future of the chancellor position, which he will vacate next year. “When I leave, I’ll leave behind the greatest president of a university in the United States,” Robert said. Regarding campaign challenges, Robert remained unconcerned, explaining that the campaign had expected to receive a certain amount of money by June 30, but did not get it until “June 45.” “If we have to change the calendar to meet our goals, that will not hold us back,” Robert cried to applause and laughter from the crowd. In keeping with his lighthearted tone Robert told a long joke about a physics professor and his driver. When he finally reached the punch line, Simmons raised her voice above the crowd’s laughter. “And this is related to what?” she called. “Why, professors, of course!” Robert replied, inciting further mirth among the alums. 7:34 p.m. Before she even began speaking, Simmons received a standing ovation, which she dismissed with the wave of a hand. Simmons used her speech to provide some flattering words about Boston — not to mention a moderate dose of Harvardbashing. She spoke at length about her goals for Brown, saying, “Now is the time to say ‘yes’ to change.” Simmons wants the University to be a place where “no path of inquiry is closed or even circumscribed.” Simmons said her first priority is to maintain and enhance the opportunities available to Brown professors; she believes that only by helping the faculty can she help the students. “They need resources like facilities for research, openness to opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. … It is impossible to have a great university where the faculty are not supported,” Simmons said.


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Brown’s tenacity came through at fifth and sixth singles, where Bears played competitively even though the Tigers had sealed the victory with its five points from the doubles point and the first four singles matches. Undaunted, Brett Finkelstein ’09 played with great intensity at fifth singles, losing a thrilling three-set match 4-6, 7-5, 11-9. Finkelstein was the only singles player to extend her match to three sets on the day. Zeder won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, at sixth singles. Daisy Ames ’07 lost her ninth straight match of the season at first singles, 6-1, 64. There was some hope that Ames could follow up on her performance last week, in which she gave the No. 46 singles player in the nation from South Carolina a scare, but Ames fell down early against Clemson, and not even a tough second set could save her. Despite bleak results on paper, Wardlaw kept things in perspective about the loss. “We are currently playing probably the toughest schedule Brown has ever had,” he said. ”The reality of the situation is that we have a lot of work to do, but if we want to be a national-level program, this is what needs to be done. We have competed well, and when the Ivy season starts, we will see how well it has prepared us.”

the top line of Zucker, Moore and Olewinski would be able to provide offense, the Bears were desperate for production from other sources. “We talked as a coaching staff and said that in order to have success in the playoffs we have to get another line scoring,” Murphy said. Fortunately for the Bears, Margaret Ramsay ’06 nearly lived up to her mid-week promise to score a hat trick this weekend, notching two goals in the first two periods. “It was my fault,” Murphy said after hearing of the promise. “I put the leash on her. If I had known, I would have let her go.” Ramsay scored first on a power play 3:17 into the game, hammering home Moos’ rebound to give the Bears the early 1-0 lead. Her second goal was even more impressive, taking away the puck in the neutral zone and accelerating past the defenders to give herself a one-on-one opportunity with the goalie. “The scouting report said the goalie is weak low, so I knew where I was going,” Ramsay said. The senior forward sent a quick shot along the ice, beating goalie Kate Lane for a second time. While the crowd went wild, rumors of Ramsay’s promise began to circulate among the fans. A third goal would help Ramsay enhance her reputation, but she failed to make it. “I almost had the third one!”

Ramsay said, referring to her attempt at the third goal, a wrist shot in the slot. “I was like hat trick, hat trick … ohhhh nice save. But I’m happy with two goals.” Nonetheless the crowd was as big a factor as ever. Infamous hooligans John Chernin ’06 and John Kazanovicz ’06 showed up with a posse of hockey faithfuls to be the game’s “sixth man...” or woman. “It was unbelievable,” said defenseman Lauren Deeb ’07. “To actually hear the crowd was great, and it’s so much help.” “We need someone to replace those guys,” Murphy said. “I want to give a shout out to those fans because without them it doesn’t make it as special.” “There is no one more invested in this (expletive) game than me, and yet I am the (expletive),” Chernin said in reference to the security guards asking him to put his clothes back on. The fans would erupt again after a sharp save from Stock on a Dartmouth penalty shot with only seconds remaining in the second period, maintaining the two-goal lead. The Bears played a disciplined third period. Moore added yet another goal at 17:34 to seal the game. “When Hayley gets into the slot, no one is stopping her,” Murphy said. The Bears advance to the ECACHL semifinals in Canton, N.Y., where they will meet second-seeded Princeton. “We are going to own Princeton,” Olewinski said. “I don’t think anyone in the ECAC wants to play Brown right now.”

M. tennis continued from page 12 ginning with a tremendous win by Kohli at fourth singles. Kohli demolished Flowers 6-0, 6-2, finishing his victory in less than an hour. “Saurabh got us back even,” Harris said, as the win brought the match score to 1-1. “It was a really huge win.” Kohli’s teammates were also impressed. “Saurabh blew his man out,” Charm said. “Saurabh set the tone for the rest of the match,” Lee said. Lee, who admitted to feeling like he “let the team down a little” with his doubles loss, stepped up his game at fifth singles. In another impressive win for the Bears, Lee went 6-3, 6-0. “I played pretty well,” Lee said. “I came out there with a lot of energy.” Charm put it differently. “Chris Lee played the best match of his career,” he said. While Charm was quick to praise Lee, he was less enthusiastic about his own perfor-

mance at third singles, a 6-4, 61 win. “I did okay,” Charm said. “It’s not always pretty, but I did what I needed to do.” Harris was more impressed by the co-captain’s victory. “Phil Charm was down 4-2 in the first set, but he came back and won 10 of the next 11 games,” Harris said. “That’s what we expect our seniors to be able to do.” The Bears’ only singles losses came in the first and second positions. Hanegby dropped the first singles match 6-4, 6-2 to Rinks, while Thomas lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. With the match score tied at 3-3, the final outcome rested on the result of Ratnam’s match at sixth singles. But he was unruffled by the pressure. After narrowly taking the first set 7-5, he never looked back, trouncing Rasmussen 6-1 in the second set for the victory. The Bears will take to the courts again this Friday, when they host a doubleheader against Hofstra and Fairfield universities.

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W. hoops continued from page 12 24, and Meagan Cowher scored four during a 10-0 stretch, pushing the lead to 32-24. Brown answered with a 5-0 spurt, but O’Brien hit another three before the end of the half, and the Tigers went into the locker room with a 32-29 lead. After trading baskets to open the second half, Princeton exploded for a 16-3 run with 11:32 left in the game. During the stretch, Becky Brown and O’Brien took control, scoring all 16 points. O’Brien made two huge threes in that span, while Becky Brown asserted herself with a strong low post position. Meanwhile, the Bears had put themselves in a hole by committing eight team fouls in the first eight minutes of the second half. “Giving them the bonus that early took away some of our aggressiveness on defense,” said Head Coach Jean Marie Burr. “We became a little tentative and got back on our heals.” Princeton took advantage of the Bears’ foul trouble and

built the lead to as many as 24 points. Though the Bears were overwhelmed, they continued to fight until the buzzer. “They pressured us extremely well off the ball,” Burr said. “Once they found their rhythm with (Becky Brown) it was very difficult to stop them.” Part of Brown’s problems came from Princeton’s ability to limit Kelly’s looks from the outside. She had two driving layups in the opening minutes of the game, but the Tigers did not allow her an open shot from beyond three-point range all night. “They played Colleen very tight,” Burr said. “She got some early drives to the basket, but after a while she stopped driving.” Hayes led Brown with 15 points, while Kelly added 10. “I don’t know what happened tonight,” Hayes said following the loss. “We just have to re-focus (for Saturday).” After the disappointment on Friday, Brown traveled down Interstate 95 for a showdown with Penn. It was senior night for the Quakers, which added extra emotion and helped the hosts keep the game close in

the first 10 minutes. However, Brown used an 11-0 run to jump out to a 21-12 lead with 8:10 before intermission. Ashley King-Bischof ’07 scored all six of her first half points during the run. Brown’s defense stifled the Quakers in the first half, forcing turnovers and frustrating the Penn ballhandlers en route to a 36-24 halftime lead, but the Bears had to fight to stop Monica Nalter, who scored 12 points, including two three-pointers, in the first 20 minutes. While Bruno worked to contain Nalter, Penn had no answer for Hayes, who poured in 14 first-half points. Penn’s Joey Rhoads struggled to keep the game close, knocking down two three-pointers to trim Brown’s lead to six. But each time Penn closed, the Bears had an answer. After Rhoads made the second three, Brown responded with a 6-0 run to push the lead back to 12. During the stretch, Hayes made a baseline jumper and Megan McCahill ’09 converted two fast-break layups. Rhoads made a trio of threepointers in the final 1:39, but Brown continued to make free

throws to ensure victory. Hayes led Brown with 23 points, while Kelly and King-Bischof added 13 and 10, respectively. “This team really supports each other. The seniors have been great leaders all season and I am so happy we could win this game for them,” Burr said. More importantly, Brown bounced back from the tough loss the night before, “It was important for us to get our confidence back up after last night,” Hayes said. “The seniors have been so close for three years and it feels great to finally have a share of a title.” Princeton and Dartmouth can also claim a piece of the title with wins on Tuesday night. Dartmouth and Princeton face Harvard and Penn, respectively. If both win, there will be a threeway tie atop the standings, creating a playoff scenario to determine the Ivy’s representative in the NCAA Tournament. If the playoff is necessary, one team will receive a bye at random. The two other teams would play this Friday, with the winner playing the team with the bye on Sunday. All games in the round robin will be played at either Yale or Columbia.

M. hoops continued from page 12 low post. Forward Scott Friske ’09 controlled the ball, drove it up the court and found Becker in the corner for an arching three that went through the net with four-tenths of a second on the clock. The shot lifted the Pizzitola crowd, including President Ruth Simmons, to its feet with a roar. “I thought I blew the game, so I just hustled back on defense,” Becker said. “I knew I wanted the shot (when Friske had the ball) and when I hit it, I don’t know, it was just crazy.” “It was unbelievable,” said forward Keenan Jeppesen ’08. “That’s just what he does. He’s made big shots like that before. … He’s comfortable in that situation, and it was just an exciting play to watch.” In overtime, the referees, who had been shaky the whole game, made a couple calls that shifted the momentum Penn’s way. With Brown up 63-62, center Mark Macdonald ’08 was called for traveling while fighting for a rebound with Penn’s big men. It looked as though he never had possession, but Penn’s Mark Zoller took advantage of the call at the other end by draining a three for the lead. “I did not have possession of the ball,” said MacDonald, who was called for another questionable travel late in regulation. “I was definitely juggling that and trying to get possession before I moved my feet. … That was definitely a swing in the game.” The Bears came back to take a 66-65 lead when MacDonald hit a free throw with 1:48 to play, but Penn’s Steve Danley responded by sinking a jumper. On the next play, Friske got tangled up with Zoller and was whistled for an offensive foul — another call that looked debatable, especially from the Brown bench. “That call was definitely absurd,” said Friske, who finished with 13 points, hitting all six of his shots. Friske shied away from blaming the referees but expressed his frustration. “Even the Penn players were saying, ‘You’re getting screwed,’ ” he said. Brown kept trying to get the lead back late, but Jaaber made five of six free throws down the stretch to close out the Bears. After the game, Miller did not directly address the officiating, shaking his head when the topic came up. “Our guys deserved to win the game, and they’re very confident that we can compete next year,” Miller said. He also confirmed the departure of tri-captain P.J. Flaherty ’07 from the team after a dispute in practice. The Bears’ win over the secondplace Tigers took some sting out of the weekend. The last time they met, Princeton held Brown to a season-low 37 points. This time, the Bears jumped to a double-digit lead late in the first half and never looked back. Jeppesen hit a fast-break threepointer with 5:27 left in the first half to put the Bears ahead 20-14. The basket sparked a 9-0 run, capped by two free throws made by forward Chris Skrelja ’09. The Bears cruised after intermission, continuing to attack the Princeton defense by kicking the ball into the low post. On defense, Brown cut off lanes to the basket and forced the Tigers to shoot from outside the arc, where they were 3-for-18 on the day. Becker hit seven of eight free throws down the stretch to lock up the blowout and finish with 11 points. “In the history of Brown against Princeton they’ve dominated us,” Becker said, referring to Princeton’s 9119 lead in the all-time series. Jeppesen led the Bears with 16 points on 7-for13 shooting against Princeton and finished the year as Brown’s leading scorer in league play with 16.1 points per game.


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STAFF EDITORIAL

COE–riccular innovation As a liberal arts institution with one of nation’s most unconventional curricula, Brown prides itself on its ability to emphasize broad intellectual growth over students’ career aspirations. The array of concentrations available to undergraduates is noticeably free of options like “pre-law” or “pre-business.” Unlike at some of our peer institutions, Brown students are not forbidden to hold social events the night before standardized tests for medical school, and those seeking pre-professional camaraderie must often turn to extracurricular clubs. However, if Brown wants to enhance its reputation, it makes sense to improve disciplines that have not always been perceived as the University’s strongest. For this reason, the Campaign for Academic Enrichment will direct resources to the Division of Biology and Medicine, which includes the Medical School. However, this bolstering of resources to departments that have not always received such high levels of funding has generated concerns about the University’s commitment to the humanities and undergraduate College — even prompting the initiation of a process to evaluate how the University can improve the College and its offerings. Though general fields like history and English are often more popular on campus, Brown is not completely devoid of concentrations that serve as stepping-stones to careers in business, finance and other professions with paths that typically begin immediately after earning an undergraduate degree. If the number of students recently seen trudging up to the Career Development Center donning business suits for banking interviews is any indication, Brown students have a clear interest in such careers. The start of the new commerce, organizations and entrepreneurship concentration this spring is a welcome addition to Brown’s interdisciplinary offerings. It is refreshing to see support for interdisciplinary studies apparent in much of the Brown curriculum finally applied to a new field — not another collection of social sciences and humanities or union of science and theory. While the business economics, economics and engineering and public and private sector organizations concentrations each approached commercial activity from a specific angle, none offered the holistic take that COE seems to offer. The program aims to make the study of business about more than the professional world. Though the high number of requirements might seem at odds with the open nature of Brown’s curriculum, initial interest in specific courses indicates that some students are willing to look past that. COE is designed to connect disciplines that further our understanding of how business works, thereby signifying an important step in reconciling student interest in professional careers with Brown’s core academic philosophy.

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ROX A N N E PA L M E R

LETTERS Same-sex marriage is not classist To the Editor: In a recent column, Joshua Teitelbaum ’08 claimed that same-sex marriage is really the struggle of a “few wealthy white gays and lesbians (to secure) the last bit of privilege they need to be just as well-off as their heterosexual counterparts” (“March of the gay penguins,” March 1). Since when do only rich white people care about getting married? As support for this silly claim, Teitelbaum points out that only upper-class whites attended a gay marriage rally last month. Yet, is this a reason to assume that only upper-class whites care about gay marriage? Isn’t a more plausible explanation that these attendees are the ones with the leisure to leave work to campaign for political causes?

Working three jobs does not, after all, leave much time for afternoon protests. As Teitelbaum neglects to point out, gays in lower socioeconomic classes who need the statesanctioned institution of marriage the most. The wealthy can have their lawyers or accountants set up complex trusts and create living wills to reproduce some of the benefits of marriage, but working class gays and lesbians do not have this luxury.

Andrew Huddleston ‘06 March 1

Sheridan Center fosters reflective teaching To the Editor: On behalf of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, I would like to clarify a statement attributed to me in a recent article (“Preparing students to teach,” March 1). The Center does not train graduate students to be teaching assistants within a discipline. We focus on helping them develop a reflective teaching practice which will enable them be effective teaching assistants at Brown regardless of disciplinary conventions. We also prepare them to be faculty at a wide variety of educational institutions after they leave Brown. As a result, the Center provides graduate students

with an opportunity to develop an adaptable approach to teaching and does not advocate specific teaching methodologies. Finally, the individual teaching consultations offered by the Sheridan Center are performed by a pair of trained graduate students who provide constructive feedback from a peer perspective.

Rebecca More Director, Sheridan Center March 1

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THE BROWN DAILY HERALD · MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2006 · PAGE 11

Allowed fact? State punishment of Holocaust deniers undermines freedom of speech and minority rights BY JOSEPH BORSON

OPINIONS COLUMNIST

The Bill of Rights opens by forbidding Congress from passing any law “abridging freedom of speech.” Over the last 200 years, this phrase has protected speech from the whole spectrum of discourse, and the principle of free speech has spread across the world. But what happens when protected ideas are abhorrent to those who listen to them or, worse, when those ideas are completely and utterly wrong? Nowhere is this quandary more pronounced than in the problem of dealing with Holocaust deniers, people who either dispute or refuse to accept that the systematic extermination of over six million people ever occurred. How our society deals with hate speech speaks volumes about our own ideas of open discussion — or lack thereof. Holocaust denial is not an historical legacy, but a continuing global problem. Last week, David Irving, a British historian, was convicted by an Austrian court of violating a law forbidding anyone from “denying, grossly playing down, or excusing

the National Socialist genocide.” He was sentenced to three years in prison. This follows an incident that occurred last December, when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Holocaust was “a myth,” and called for an international conference, led by deniers, which would “examine the Holocaust.”

not yet outgrown the impulse to slaughter those who differ. Arresting Holocaust deniers only shows that the concept of minority rights (as, thankfully, deniers are still a small percentage of the general population) is not yet secure. Criminalizing hateful ideas only makes them more appealing, and transforms people like Irving into martyrs. Expression can be painful, it can be hateful, and it can be — and often is — based on faulty arguments and incorrect information. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be free. Rather, it should be all the more protected. If banning thought and discussion didn’t completely work in the dystopian world of Orwell’s 1984, it certainly won’t work in an open society. This problem isn’t unique to the Holocaust. The last few weeks have seen massive global protests over whether or not cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, deeply offensive to many Muslims, should have be printed. At Brown, the memory of the David Horowitz incident of 2001 — when The Herald printed an advertisement condemning slavery

Arresting Holocaust deniers only shows that the concept of minority rights is not yet secure. What’s to be done? One option that has quickly presented itself — simply ignoring the claims and the claimers — appeals to instincts of non-confrontation, but won’t stop anything. The other extreme, imprisoning the deniers, is not only flawed, but hopelessly hypocritical. If there is one lesson of the Holocaust worth paying heed to, it is that minority groups, be they Jews, gays or gypsies, are always vulnerable to more powerful or larger groups. The Holocaust taught that this vulnerability knows no heed; that civilization, despite its ideals, had

repartitions, leading to campus-wide protests — is still present, and the question of whether unpopular or incorrect ideas should be discussed is still unresolved. Hateful speech isn’t limited to just words; symbols with clear racist connotations, such as the Confederate flag, have flown even on state capitals in recent years. Ahmadinejad was roundly condemned by much of the international community, and although part of that condemnation was probably rooted in the continued struggle over Iranian nuclear arms, it was more fundamentally based on moral revulsion. Germany, which knows better than any state other than perhaps Israel, the full meaning of the Holocaust, led the charge with words and arguments, not outright bans. There are occasions, such as libel or direct incitements to violence, where legal action is not only justified, but required. However, those situations are rare, and Holocaust denials simply do not rise to that standard. Hateful thought must be reciprocally confronted with words, protest and fact, but not, if we are the society we say that we are, with prison, fire or death.

Joey Borson ’07 might not die to protect your right to speech, but he would take a heavy beating.

RecycleMania not just for eco-maniacs Recycling is not only good for the environment, it’s good for businesses and communities too BY ALEX PENNY NADIA DIAMOND-SMITH JENNA HORTON GUEST COLUMNIST

Let’s be clear about one thing: recycling is, by no means, an end in itself. That is not to say it is the final solution to our environmental problems, though. Recycling, one could argue, has developed as a desperate, last line of defense against a larger collective problem of unfettered consumption. Recycling deals with waste after it’s been made rather than decreasing waste production in the first place. However, until we rethink the way we design and dispose of products and fully reexamine our consumerist tendencies, we must look to conserve natural resources by any means possible, and that includes recycling. Recycling is persuasive on a number of fronts. For instance, according to the Environmental Defense Fund, recycling saves enough electricity annually to supply power to nine million homes. The energy needed to convert natural resources into products is much higher than the energy required to recycle items. Recycling antagonists sometimes point out that water is wasted in order to recycle newsprint; however, other types of paper — corrugated cardboard, office paper and boxboard — require less water to recycle than to create from scratch. Furthermore, recycling newsprint saves energy, produces fewer harmful air emission, and generates less solid waste than not recycling it. According to a 1997 Natural Resources Defense Council article, there is a 45 percent reduction in the energy required to recycle a ton of newsprint in comparison to virgin production — equivalent to 3.97

The energy needed to convert natural resources into products is much higher than the energy required to recycle items. barrels of oil. So what about waste disposal? Some argue that the amount of land needed to hold all of our nations’ waste is negligible, as are the impacts. Take note, however, that our consumption of many raw material goods has more than doubled since the mid-twentieth century, a trend which will not diminish in the foreseeable future. Concerns over acquiring enough space for landfills aside, landfills aren’t clean, efficient or cheap either. They can release harmful emissions and greenhouse gases such as methane, into the air, and contaminate groundwater supplies as harmful toxins leach from the landfill. The real problem with landfills is not the questions of “how much and how bad?” but “where?” After all, the trash has to go somewhere. And that somewhere, more than likely, is going to be the backyards of marginalized and disadvantaged communities. Is that a cost reflected on the market? There are larger social implications to how we rid our lives of our waste. In an effort to work

against the social inequities enmeshed in how our waste is disposed, Brown contracts with Cleanscape, a recycling company operating out of South Providence that provides jobs to economically disadvantaged individuals who otherwise might not be able to find employment. Recycling, then, is not just an environmental issue, but also a question of social consciousness. Recycling can have economic benefits as well. According to Facilities Man-

In other words, Brown saves $56 dollars for every ton of waste that gets recycled rather than thrown into a landfill. In this case, Brown, like others, can get money back from its recyclables since recyclables compete competitively on the larger market. RecycleMania, which runs from Jan. 24 to April 8, is a 10-week recycling competition in which Brown has participated for the past three years. The competition not only encourages recycling, but also promotes waste reduction, avoiding the costs — whether economic, environmental or social — of wasting. For the past few years, Brown has placed about average in the competition. Last year, Brown placed second out of the four Ivy League schools game enough to compete. But RecycleMania is gaining momentum both at Brown and on a national level. This year Brown has placed well into the top half in the full list of schools, showing that, slowly but surely, we are improving our recycling rates and minimizing our waste production. Each year Recyclemania has doubled its number of competing schools, and is up to almost 100 of the nation’s universities. Recycling alone won’t save the world. A more intersectional approach to environmental management and a hard examination of consumer culture are needed to prevent the Earth from ecological crisis. But, recycling is part of that effort, and it’s the least we can do.

Landfill area is often taken from the backyards of marginalized and disadvantaged communities. agement data, Brown pays on average $50 for every ton of garbage that must be picked up and taken to the landfill. While Brown must pay a comparable $50 for recycling pick up, we make on average $6 for every ton recycled due to the fact that the market value of recyclables is an average of $56 per ton. Plus, some recyclables have a higher market value than most others; for example, mixed office paper is worth almost $100 per ton.

Student Recycling Coordinators Alex Penny ‘08, Nadia Diamond-Smith ‘06 and Jenna Horton ’08 are tree huggers.


SPORTS MONDAY THE BROWN DAILY HERALD · MARCH 6, 2006 · PAGE 122

W. icers skate into semis with two game sweep of Dartmouth

BY JUSTIN GOLDMAN ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

BY TOM TRUDEAU SPORTS STAFF WRITER

The women’s ice hockey team left no doubt as to which squad was more determined to win this weekend, dispatching Dartmouth in just two games with scores of 4-2 and 3-0 to advance to the ECACHL Final Four. Despite entering the playoffs as the third seed, Brown was hardly the runaway favorite coming into the series. However, the Bears’ top line dominated, the goaltending was superb and the second and third lines stepped up, making the wins easy. The Big Green could not match Brown’s intensity in game one. The Bears out-shot Dartmouth 12-1, capitalizing on their first power play of the day. At 14:51, Hayley Moore ’08, the team’s leading scorer, received a Kathryn Moos ’07 feed along the left side and took a hard, low shot that lit the lamp to give Brown the 1-0 advantage. After a physical first period, the Bears caught fire in the second. After Frances Male ’09’s interference penalty, Brown’s penalty kill unit completely outworked the Big Green’s power play. Keaton Zucker ’06 caused a turnover deep in the Dartmouth

PHILADELPHIA — The women’s basketball team’s dreams of winning the Ivy League title outright ended on Friday night with a 72-55 loss at Princeton. However, the Bears rebounded nicely with a 70-62 win Saturday night at the University of Pennsylvania to claim at least a share of the Ivy League title for the first time since the 1994 season. On Friday, Brown got off to a quick start, using a 7-0 run to take an early 11-6 lead off the strength of its two leaders, guards Sarah Hayes ’06 and Colleen Kelly ’06.

Ashley Hess / Herald

The Bears advanced to the ECACHL Final Four behind two goals from Margaret Ramsey ’06 in a 3-0 victory in the second game. Brown defeated Dartmouth 4-2 in the first game. zone with her aggressive skating and put a quick shot past unprepared goaltender Carli Clemis to put the Bears up 2-0. Minutes later, Rylee Olewinski ’07 made an outstanding oneon-one play to get by a defender before beating Clemis to give

W. tennis clawed by No. 22 Clemson in 6-1 loss BY BART STEIN SPORTS STAFF WRITER

The women’s tennis team extended its losing streak to four matches yesterday at the Pizzitola Center in a lopsided 6-1 loss to No. 22 Clemson. The setback dropped the Bears to 3-6 on the season. Clemson was the third top25 opponent in a row for the Bears. The team turned in similar results last week against No. 24 South Carolina University and the week before that against No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth University. Though the Bears were able to steal the doubles point against South Carolina to keep the match competitive, Clemson dominated Bruno in all phases of Sunday’s match. The Bears were sluggish from

the outset, dropping all three doubles matches. Not much changed with the onset of the singles draw, as Brown’s four top players were all defeated. Kara Zeder ’07, playing sixth singles, was the only Bear to net a victory on the day. If there was any trend in yesterday’s match, it was the Bears falling down early but refusing to quit in the second set. The Tigers routinely jumped early on the Bears, but Brown played solid second sets throughout the day. “Clemson is probably the best team we’ve played this season, and they were playing especially well today,” Head Coach Paul Wardlaw said. “To my team’s credit however, nobody just rolled over and quit.” see W. TENNIS, page 8

Two more sudden death losses in playoffs kill m. icers season Overtime proved once again to be the bane of the men’s ice hockey team Sunday. After Jeff Prough ’08 forced overtime with just 3.3 seconds left in the third and deciding game of the Bears’ ECACHL first-round series with St. Lawrence University, the Saints prevailed in extra time, 5-4. Seven of the eight goals in regulation were scored in a hectic third period, during which the Bears tied the score

1-1 weekend secures share of Ivy title for w. basketball

three times. The overtime loss gives Brown a record of 0-9-4 in overtime games this season. Brown had previously fallen in game one on Friday in overtime, 3-2. The team forced the third game, the only one of the four ECACHL first-round series, by winning 3-2 on Saturday. Details to come in Tuesday’s Herald. — Chris Hatfield

Brown a commanding 3-0 lead. “Rylee just completely tooled the defender,” said Head Coach Digit Murphy. “Being down 30 is a tough hole for anyone to climb out of.” Zucker added one more goal and O’Hara Shipe ’08 made 21 saves to round out an impressive 4-2. In game two, Brown entered the building with the momentum and a fresh goalkeeper in Nicole Stock ’09. Knowing full well that see W. ICERS, page 8

Brown limited the touches of Becky Brown, the league’s leading scorer, in the first half, as she scored only seven points on 3-of-6 shooting in the first 20 minutes. As the first half progressed, however, the Tigers began to figure out Brown’s 2-2-1 full-court pressure. After trading baskets throughout the middle of the period, Princeton put together a run of its own to take the lead for good with seven minutes to go before halftime. Katy O’Brien hit a three-pointer to put the Tigers in front, 25see W. HOOPS, page 9

No. 41 m. tennis spars with Spartans, win 4-3 BY ERIN FRAUENHOFER SPORTS STAFF WRITER

On Saturday, the younger members of the men’s tennis team had an opportunity to demonstrate their potential against competition from a major conference — and they did not disappoint. After the Bears got off to a slow start against Michigan State University, Saurabh Kohli ’08, Chris Lee ’09 and Basu Ratnam ’09 led the team to a 4-3 victory at home. “We played well when our backs were against the wall, but we let a lot of opportunities slide,” said Head Coach Jay Harris. The match began with the

Spartans taking the doubles point. The Bears’ only doubles win came from Eric Thomas ’07 and Scott Blumenkranz ’08 at third doubles, as they defeated Scott Rasmussen and Michael Flowers 8-5. Meanwhile, co-captain Phil Charm ’06 and Dan Hanegby ’07 lost the first doubles match 8-2. Despite a close match at second doubles, Kohli and Lee fell 8-6. “We came out much too flat in the beginning,” Charm said. “Losing doubles on our home court is unacceptable.” The Bears made up for the lost doubles point in singles play, besee M. TENNIS, page 8

M. hoops tames Tigers 61-46, almost takes down Quakers in OT thriller BY CHARLIE VALLELY ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

The men’s basketball team ended the weekend on a down note, though its season ended on a high one. Brown dominated Princeton 61-46 at the Pizzitola Center on Friday; the 15-point win was the Bears’ largest over the Tigers since 1959. On Saturday, the Bears lost a heartbreaker to the University of Pennsylvania, falling in overtime 74-68 to the Ivy League Champions. Finishing the season with a 1017 record overall (6-8 Ivy League), the Bears looked like a different team from the one that was outclassed by Princeton (11-15, 9-4 Ivy) and Penn (20-7, 12-1 Ivy) a month ago. They shut down the Tigers’ clock-running offense and led for all but 15 seconds of the game. Against Penn, the Bears came out with intensity after honoring lone senior Luke Ruscoe ’06, who has been injured most of the season, and fought through some questionable officiating in taking the Quakers down to the wire. “I couldn’t be happier with how we played,” said Head Coach Glen Miller. “Even though we

lost the game, I think we accomplished a lot.” While the Princeton game lacked excitement, the Bears’ battle with Penn was filled with drama. The Bears controlled the game early — leading 32-24 at the break — but found themselves trailing the Quakers 60-57 with 21 seconds to play when co-captain Marcus Becker ’07 made the biggest play of the Bears’ season. Trying to set up shootingguard Damon Huffman ’08 for the tying three-pointer, Becker’s pass was tipped away by guard Ibrahim Jaaber. But the Brown point guard hustled down the court to block Eric Grandieri’s shot on the see M. HOOPS, page 9

Ashley Hess / Herald

Marcus Becker ’07 forced overtime against Penn with a threepointer with 0.4 seconds left.

BROWN SPORTS RESULTS FRIDAY, MARCH 3 BASEBALL: No. 6 Florida State 12, Brown 0 M. BASKETBALL: Brown 61, Princeton 46 W. BASKETBALL: Princeton 72, Brown 55 M. HOCKEY: St. Lawrence 3, Brown 2 (OT) W. HOCKEY: Brown 4, Dartmouth 2 SOFTBALL: Western Carolina 3, Brown 2; Brown 5, Rutgers 2 (Charleston Southern Tournament) SATURDAY, MARCH 4 BASEBALL: No. 6 Florida State 21, Brown 5 M. BASKETBALL: Penn 74, Brown 68 (OT) W. BASKETBALL: Brown 70, Penn 62 M. HOCKEY: Brown 3, St. Lawrence 2 W. HOCKEY: Brown 3, Dartmouth 0 (Brown

wins series 2-0) M. LACROSSE: Hofstra 14, Brown 4 W. LACROSSE: Brown 10, Boston College 7 SOFTBALL: Furman 13, Brown 4; Northern Colorado 8, Brown 1; Brown 5, Vermont 4 (Charleston Southern Tournament) M. SWIMMING: 7th of 9 (EISL Championship) M. TENNIS: Brown 4, Michigan State 3 SUNDAY, MARCH 5 BASEBALL: Florida State 15, Brown 7 M. HOCKEY: at St. Lawrence 5, Brown 4 (St. Lawrence wins series 2-1) SOFTBALL: Furman 8, Brown 3 W. TENNIS: No. 22 Clemson 6, Brown 1 WRESTLING: 9th of 13 (EIWA Championships)


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