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The Brown Daily Herald M onday, S eptember 29, 2008

Volume CXLIII, No. 80

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Strait Talk chats it up on Taiwan By Nicole Dungca Staf f Writer

Since starting out as a simple idea from Johnny Lin ’08, the Strait Talk Symposium that brings together student delegates to discuss United States-China-Taiwan relations has transformed into an up-and-coming non-profit organization preparing to stand on its own. With the fourth annual Brown University Strait Talk symposium slated for the first week of November, Lin and Henry Shepherd ’08 are eager to expand their program to other campuses across the country, starting with a pilot program at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 2005 by Lin, the Strait Talk Symposium serves as a forum for 15 domestic and international student delegates to discuss the relationship between the United States, China and Taiwan. The expansion comes at a time of “great opportunity” for the historically frayed and sensitive ChineseTaiwanese relations, said Shepherd, pointing to some of the progress that has been made in the area in the past few years. Ma Ying-jeou, a member of the Chinese Nationalist Party, took office as President of Taiwan in May. Ying-jeou has proposed stronger economic relations between mainland China and Taiwan, and this summer leaders from both countries signed an agreement that would resuming direct flights between the two nations. Challenging old views Growing up in a household with a Taiwanese father and a mother who was born in Taiwan but has mainland Chinese roots, Lin said that he often heard family stories about the conflict. “I realized that when most of the people talk about the Taiwan Strait issue, we hear arguments instead of really listening to what the other side has to offer,” Lin said. Lin created his project in order to continued on page 4

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President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies James Green and former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos.

Fernandez: ‘Democracy in Latin America needs a bailout’ By Jyotsna Mullur Contributing Writer

President Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic arrived in Salomon 101 to standing ovation from students, faculty, administrators and local Providence citizens who filled the auditorium nearly to capacity on Friday afternoon. Fernandez spoke at length about the histor y of his nation since it gained independence from

neighboring Haiti more than 100 years ago, but he also addressed the current financial crisis’ effects outside the United States. “Because of what is happening in the U.S., this will create a historical change for us — and the rest of Latin America.” Unlike previous lectures in the Stephan A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture Series, which have included only the featured speaker, the 80th lecture in this

series took a dif ferent format. Former President of Chile and Professor at Large Ricardo Lagos participated in what moderator James Green, director of Brown’s Center for Latin American Studies, called an “inter-American dialogue” about the Dominican Republic “in the context of the Caribbean, the Americas and the World.” Fernandez was elected for his third term as president of the Do-

Underground looks to get on students’ radar By Anita Mathews Contributing Writer

On a given Saturday night, when most Brown students are eating on Thayer Street, going out to Fish Co. or studying in the Sciences Library, Adam Leonard ’10 is nestled in a corner of the Faunce House basement. As general manager of the Underground, Brown’s on-campus bar, Leonard works to provide a place where students can enjoy music and inexpensive

minican Republic in May. Born in the capital city of Santo Domingo, he completed secondary school in New York City. His address, “The Transformation of the Dominican Republic,” included a short description of the nation’s modern histor y, in which he emphasized the desire of the Dominican people to create a stable democratic government. continued on page 4


drinks with their friends. In an effort to draw more of a crowd, he is also the booking manager this year, scheduling nationally touring bands and opening up the space for group events. In recent years the Underground has seen a dip in student interest, which Leonard sees as regrettable. To counteract this and revive the bar, Leonard has booked Miss Fairchild, Cavashawn continued on page 4

‘This is Brown!’ Four rooms go mixed-gender

Gender-neutral housing rare but loved By Emmy Liss Senior Staff Writer

Sofia Unanue ’11 has, by now, observed her roommate’s daily rituals enough times to know them by heart. “In the morning, Sam wakes up, goes to take a shower, looks in the mirror, puts on purple tightywhities…” “They’re not tighty-whities; they’re



boxer briefs!” Sam Yambrovich ’11 and Unanue are typical roommates in all but one sense: Yambrovich is male and Unanue is female. Last spring, the Office of Resi-

FEATURE dential Life announced that for the first time, certain doubles on campus would be designated as gender-neutral. For the pilot program, ResLife strategically chose six residence halls, comprising about a third of upperclassmen doubles. Only four

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rooms were chosen in the housing lottery by mixed gender groups though, according to ResLife. Richard Bova, senior associate dean of Residential Life, speculated that the small number could be in part due to groups choosing suites or apartments, rather than traditional doubles, in the housing lottery. He also suggested that the novelty of the program might have impacted the numbers. Still, Yambrovich and Unanue were surprised to hear they were in continued on page 6

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The football team drowned Harvard 22-24 in a rainy Saturday matchup. The game was Bruno’s first victory over Crimson since 1999.

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Welcome to Sock and Buskin’s ‘Funnyhouse’

Chace Center draws 7,500 for opening

By Susan Kovar Contributing Writer

By Paula Kaufman Contributing Writer

Art finds appreciation even — and perhaps especially — in economic crisis. This became obvious last Saturday when thousands of people came to celebrate the grand opening of the Chace Center, a $34 million, five-story museum at the Rhode Island School of Design that gives an art collection a place to shine. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., the center pulsed with activity — cocktails, music and special exhibits. Hurricane Kyle did not deter crowds, and at closing time, the visitor count was 7,500, according to museum security. The Chace Center, on 20 North Main St., serves as an entry point to RISD. It is the product of the largest fundraising effort in the school’s history, which began nearly a decade ago. The center was designed by award-winning architect Jose Rafael Moneo, who joined the project in 2001. “Now we have a space for world class, contemporary shows” said RISD Museum Director Hope Alswang Saturday night. “Everyone is engaged by the magic and fantasy of the (glassworks) show” currently on display. The Center is a museum, student gallery space and learning center connected to the old RISD Radeke Museum by a glass bridge. The Center is LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognized for its “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” for its careful disposal of waste during construction and energy-efficient control systems. A fourth floor shower is for bike-riding employees. The first floor has a cafe, risd/ works gift shop and auditorium. The

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The Chace Center opened its doors this Saturday to large crowds. second floor is devoted to a student media and exhibitions gallery. The third floor will have large contemporary art shows. The collection’s 26,000 works on paper — prints, photographs and drawings — are on the fourth floor. The fifth is studio space. Twice a year students are invited to submit exhibition proposals to the jury overseeing curation of the second floor galleries. Martin Smich, a RISD masters student and a teaching assistant for Painting I and II at Brown, co-curated the first student exhibition, a mixed-media show entitled “A Varied Terrain.” “The work shows where human constructions and nature converge,” Smich said.

Declan Van Welie, a senior illustration major at RISD and member of its Student Alliance Board, said that students have enough space in the museum. Van Welie said being accepted for admission at the Center was extremely difficult and that it could take up to four years to show a piece in the new student gallery, if one was lucky. He stressed the profound need for more student exhibition and studio space. “RISD also needs a gallery to represent and sell undergraduate student work in different mediums. That would be successful. I don’t know why nobody has caught onto that,” continued on page 6

Malian ‘Hendrix’ brings funk to project By Jenna Stark Senior Staf f Writer

A small crowd of Brown students and Providence residents gathered in Alumnae Hall Friday night to groove to the “Hendrix of Africa,” as sponsors called him — soulful Malian guitar-player Vieux Farka Toure. The concer t was sponsored by the Mali Health Organizing Project, a non-profit organization founded by Brown students two years ago that works to help slum neighborhoods in Mali design their own health systems. The proceeds of the concer t will go toward construction of the malaria ward of the clinic MHOP is working to fund in Mali, founder of MHOP Caitlin Cohen ’08 said, adding that the clinic would ser ve nearly 60,000 people and should break ground in late November. Though attendance at the concert was low, the few who battled the rain were rewarded with a unique jazz-funk sound and an energetic crowd, clapping their hands to the music and dancing wildly by the stage. Toure said he enjoyed the concert because of the “good public”

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in attendance. “I am very glad and happy to do this concert because all the people were nice and had a lot of energy. I wish I could come back,” he told The Herald after the concert. Toure strode onto the stage wearing traditional Malian garb and immediately filled Alumnae with piercing notes from his electric guitar. Joining him was a fiveperson band consisting of a drummer, bongo player, bass player and a second guitarist. Other instruments made cameos, including a tambourine, a triangle and a calabash –– an African bottle gourd that is hollowed out and used as a percussion instrument. The crowd was actively involved in the concert, dancing nonstop and even participating in a calland-response segment in which Toure recited Malian lyrics, and the audience repeated them with enthusiasm, despite fumbling over the unfamiliar sounds. Toure was inspired to play music by watching his father, a two-time Grammy award winner. Despite being the source of his son’s musical aspirations, Ali Farka Toure encouraged him to become a soldier rather than endure the

challenges of a musical profession. Toure consequently practiced his guitar in secret. To further develop his talent, he enrolled in the National Arts Institute in Bamako, Mali and began to perfect a unique musical style, blending traditional Malian music with modern funk and jazz techniques. “My music is about the best of the world, (about) nature and about our culture,” Toure said. Toure released his self-titled debut album in 2007 to rave reviews, climbing to number five on the College Music Journal’s chart of top New World music in Februar y of that year. Since then, Toure has been busy touring in the United States. “Vieux is an extremely energetic and compelling performer,” Cohen said. Cohen first contacted Vieux about performing at Brown after meeting him through a mutual friend. “We realized that we shared a passion for fighting malaria,” she said. “Vieux is from Mali, so it would be a really cool thing for him to help our mutual cause.” continued on page 6

The “self” splinters into many “selves” for Sarah, a young black woman in New York in Adrienne Kennedy’s play “Funnyhouse of a Negro,” first performed in 1964. Now, in a frightening and acidly funny Sock and Buskin production, “Funnyhouse” compels its audience to consider the experience of Sarah within the context of broad institutional and internal forces that each of us, regardless of race or gender, are forced to confront. Dancing, shouting, singing and shaking, these fractured components of Sarah’s “self” — most introduced before she ever walks on stage — become her fellow storytellers in a multi-generational narrative recounted in poetry. The play opens with a short video examining attitudes toward race, comparing the era in which Kennedy’s play was first performed to the present. The video documents an experiment in which young black children are given a choice of a black baby doll and a white one. An interviewer asks them which doll they would rather play with. Most of the children choose the white doll, associating it with the words “good” and “nice” and the black doll with the word “bad.” The film sets the tone for the play, in which the issue of race is fundamental and something society has yet to deal with. In Kennedy’s play, Sarah, played by Erin Adams ’09, is plagued by her family history as well as by societal conceptions of blackness. She is obsessed with the union between her mother, a light-skinned black woman — played by both Jaime Rosenstein ’10 and Jamie Lynn Harris ’11 — and her father, a dark-skinned black man (Jonathan Dent ’09). Their troubled relation-

ship touches on themes of rape, suicide, madness and the black body. Sarah wears these burdens physically in the first part of the production as a noose wrapped around her upper body. Taking place completely in “Sarah’s Funnyhouse, where her selves reside,” as the script puts it, the play creates a world that neither Sarah nor the audience can escape. The nonlinear structure of the play, though sometimes confusing and difficult to follow, artfully expresses the tensions Sarah feels in creating and accepting her identity. At the same time, the “selves” that form this identity — including the figures of her parents — function mostly as tormentors. Her white landladies, played by Hannah Lennett ’11, Alicia Coneys ’09 and Jessica Laser ’08.5, lurk about whispering to each other and scorning her isolationist habits and her unfortunate situation as a student and writer living alone in New York. A young, laid-back guitar player, Raymond (John Racioppo ’11), provides a sharp contrast to these harpies. Surreal characters with names like Patrice Lumumba (Clarence Demesier ’11 and Dent), the Duchess of Hapsburg (Lauren Neal ’11), Queen Victoria (Fedna Jacquet ’10), Jesus (Nick White ’10) and the Funnyman (Sam Yambrovich ’11) complete the circus of Sarah’s funnyhouse. Wearing exaggerated clown makeup, they mirror society and mock Sarah’s imitation of white traits and behaviors. Assistant Dramaturges Kristin Jordan ’09 and Bradley Toney ’10 led a talk-back after Sunday’s performance, commenting on the play’s approach to racism — from the motif of hair as an indicator of “blackness” to Sarah’s negotiations with her past and her pain. “Funnyhouse of a Negro” runs through Oct. 5 in Leeds Theater.

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Fernandez: D.R. at ‘best of times’ with Haiti continued from page 1

Courtesy of Mark Cho

Mainland Chinese, Taiwanese and American Delegates attempt to reach consensus on issues related to the Taiwan Strait conflict in a workshop.

Strait Talk set to expand to other university campuses continued from page 1 break from this one-sided tradition, encouraging honest dialogue from all sides of the debate. The central focus of the five- to seven-day conference is the interactive conflict resolution workshops, which strive to reshape long-standing perspectives on the issue. “The people who attend the symposium have the basic idea of who they are and what they think about the conflict ver y strongly challenged,” Shepherd said. “They can’t even agree at what the conflict really is or when it started or who started it, and it really gets them to think about their own notions.” Organizers were also eager to increase awareness on the subject, as well as help build relationships between students who may be on their way to becoming influential leaders within their own countries. “In five or 10 or 20 years, when they are the ones sitting on either side of the negotiation table and they see people on the other side, they will have a different notion of what it means to have an enemy or an adversary,” Shepherd said. Many who are familiar with the subject think open discussion is a necessary step to promote dialogue that will resolve the conflict. “It’s just a really good model, to bring together people from mainland China, Taiwan and America to a somewhat neutral ground and discuss these issues,” said John Delur y, associate director of the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, who became involved with the symposium while at Brown as a visiting professor. ‘Bigger than just Brown’ Since discussing the idea of bringing Strait Talk to a number of universities across the country and abroad, Lin said the reactions have been largely positive. “There’s something inherently attractive about Strait Talk, especially in how it empowers students,” Lin said. For now, the upcoming Berkeley

symposium is the first big experiment for the fledgling organization, which recently submitted its paperwork to gain non-profit status. Eric Cheng, a recent Berkeley graduate, introduced the idea to students at the campus after he participated in a Strait Talk Symposium on the Brown campus. His experience at Brown was “life-changing,” he said. “Participating in it and really seeing the genuine opinions from people from Taiwan and China is really invaluable,” he said. Impressed with the symposium’s success on the Brown campus, Cheng thought it could work just as well at his university. “I think the presence of a much larger Asian population at Berkeley and being in the Bay Area, in general, gives it the potential to reach a much larger audience,” Cheng said. Currently, two Berkeley undergraduates are heading up the project, which is slated for March and will largely continue using Lin’s model of a 15-student delegate panel. Strait Talk will also gain more exposure when it presents its project to members of the Asia Society in New York, which will include members of the United Nations and the Council on Foreign Relation, as well as various policy-makers. “We’re hoping to meet some people who will give us more advice and help us connect to more delegates and speakers,” Shepherd said. Shepherd is still on campus helping the 25-person steering committee plan the upcoming symposium, while Lin is in San Francisco working at Bridgespan Group, a consulting firm for non-profits. Though Lin and Shepherd said they are taking the project one step at a time, Lin said he expects the project to expand to about five or six schools in the next 10 years. “I definitely think that this will be bigger than just Brown or Berkeley,” Cheng said. “If it wants to have any lasting impact, it has to go beyond these two campuses.”

In light of the current financial crisis, Lagos and Fernandez both questioned international economic institutions in relation to Latin America. Lagos criticized the unregulated free markets as showing “arrogance,” insisting instead that the market should focus on improving citizens’ lives by alleviating poverty and bettering education and health care — a premise for which he received rousing applause. Fernandez agreed. “Globalization needs rules,” he said, pointing to the hyperinflation, debt and deficits that free-market policies caused in his countr y, which resulted in a distrust of democracy. He argued the Dominican Republic could not sustain such a market and needed to combine social and economic policies instead. In the Dominican Republic, Fernandez said, democracy is at risk because of discontentment with the high levels of poverty and unemployment that come from failures of the free market and lack of support from other nations. He cited the lack of progress on the United Nations Millennium Project, in which developed nations promised to donate less than one percent of their Gross National Product to fund development projects. Less than five nations followed through, Fernandez said. While the U.S. Congress works on a bailout for its own markets, “democracy in Latin America needs a bailout,” said Fernandez, which he later clarified as a “metaphor, an analogy” rather than a literal cash influx. Fernandez criticized global financial organizations, such as the World Bank, asking why the

president always had to be a U.S. citizen rather than an individual from Latin America or Africa. “Who better understands poverty?” he said to applause. But Fernandez did appeal for an economic connection between the United States and the Dominican Republic. “Free trade with the U.S. means having access to the most important market in the world,” Fernandez said. “Trade will not solve all our problems, but it can be part of the solution,” he said. The discussion also covered the Dominican Republic’s historically tense relationship with Haiti, with which it shares about half of the island of Hispaniola. Fernandez said that “we are in the best of times now,” highlighting his close relationship with the Haitian president. He still saw room for improvement in the future, saying “current generations have to overcome that (tension).” The atmosphere became tense, however, when responding to a heated question from a student concerning the nationality of “in-transit” persons, specifically, children born in the Dominican Republic to Haitian parents. Fernandez said that children born to Hatian parents in the Dominican Republic will never lack a nationality because the Haitian constitution guarantees them Haitian citizenship. He emphatically stated that children born in the Dominican Republic to Dominican parents are Dominican and that this policy “represented the sovereignty of the people.” The audience erupted in applause, in the midst of which the student stood up and responded angrily. Green, who is an associate professor of histor y, attempted to quell the discord. “It’s still a problem we’re dealing with to-

day,” he said. Another audience member questioned Article 18 in the Dominican Constitution, which limits the political activities of Dominicans living abroad. According to, a community demographics Web site, 8 percent of Providence’s population can claim Dominican heritage, making the issue locally relevant. “If it really represents a constraint to political participation, we will stamp it out,” said Fernandez of Article 18, which received acclamation from the crowd. Fernandez emphasized that the Dominican Republic needed to form a “partnership with the Dominican diaspora,” allowing for the creation of a task force to make human resources from abroad — such as physicians, engineers and teachers — available to benefit the Dominican Republic itself. Katherine Tineo ’09, who is originally from the Dominican Republic and who translated the Spanish portions of the event, said she didn’t appreciate the contradiction between Fernandez’ willingness to change Article 18 and his staunch defense of Dominican citizenship laws. But Emely Santiago ’12 appreciated Fernandez speaking to the local Dominican population. “It reached out to the large Dominican community in Providence,” said Santiago, who is of Dominican heritage. Some topics he addressed have “always been a touchy subject,” and the president “answered the best he could without tr ying to affect anyone,” she said. The Ogden Lectures were established in 1965, in the memor y of Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60. Past speakers in the series include Tom Brokaw, Ted Turner ’60, Mikhail Gorbachev and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Student tries to revive Underground bar continued from page 1 and Jukebox the Ghost — all groups which tour across the country — to play this semester. On Fridays the bar hosts pub trivia, which attracts primarily underclassmen. But Leonard said it’s difficult to get students to stay for the music that follows. In an e-mail to The Herald, Assistant Director of Student Activities Phil O’Hara said the Underground’s popularity is due to the student effort behind it. “It has been a student-run enterprise since inception,” he said. “Its success or lack thereof has been driven by student interest and competence.” Leonard said students should take advantage of the bar and its bands because they are already paying for it through University subsidies, which fund booking costs and lower the price of drinks. Since popular Brown bands like the Trolleys have graduated, he said, it’s been harder to find quality student bands with a broad appeal, which is why he opted to book more off-campus groups that are on tour. “I’m bringing in some rock bands and trying to make it into less of a specialized place,” he said. Leonard has still scheduled opportunities for student bands to play at the Underground, such as at Brown

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Inside the Underground, some students strum their guitars while others listen. Band Night in October. Though in the past the bar has run into trouble with underage drinking — what O’Hara refers to as the Underground’s “dark period” — a better supervising system has allowed the space to continue to be open to all undergraduates. The current admittance policy allows only Brown undergraduates, though Leonard has been lobbying for it to include alums as well. “I’ve been trying to amend the alumni policy just because I’ve never seen why alumni would be an issue,” Leonard said. Though Leon-

ard has found the Student Activities Office helpful with the plan, O’Hara says the Underground’s small size makes it hard to extend services to those outside the undergraduate student body. Salsabil Ahmed ’11 said she appreciates that touring bands are being brought in. “The Underground is underutilized because a lot of students don’t even know about it,” she added. “What I’m really trying to establish the Underground as is a place that everyone can enjoy,” Leonard said.

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Breathe easy: Harmless Students avoid rain for pizza, politics asbestos found in Hegeman By Sara Sunshine Senior Staf f Writer

By Shara Azad Contributing Writer

Students in Hegeman returned this fall to freshly painted walls, redone floors and the air clear of something they may not have known was there in the months before — asbestos. This summer, renovations in Hegeman involved the removal of the lung-cancer-causing, microscopic, white fibers from the floors, though most residents interviewed by The Herald were not even aware of the actions taken to combat the hazard. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site, asbestos is often found in acoustic and thermal insulators, such as the material used to build walls and flooring. Though asbestos is most well known for being potentially dangerous, the EPA also states that if asbestos-containing materials are left undisturbed, they should not pose a health risk, meaning that previous Hegeman residents most likely were safe. In fact, asbestos removal was not originally part of the renovations for Hegeman. The fibers were only found after construction crews went in to retile the floors. According to Steven Morin, Brown’s director of Environmental Health and Safety, most buildings built before 1980 contain materials with asbestos, so it wasn’t surprising that they were present. However, Morin reiterated that the asbestos was harmless until it was disturbed by construction crews, which was when Brown made the decision to go forward with the heavily regulated and

effective asbestos removal process. Morin, who oversaw the process, explained that workers who were trained in asbestos removal prepared the work area by following a plan approved by the Rhode Island Department of Health to ensure the safety of the workers and that no air escaped, which would have exposed the asbestos. A licensed consultant also took air samples to ensure that clearance standards had been reached. Morin added that asbestos probably still remains in the non-renovated sections of Hegeman but said that even if present it is harmless when contained. For residents of Hegeman in the present and future, there need not be any health-related worry. Morin said, “I would not be concerned, even if my own daughter who is in college were to live in Hegeman.” “I think if people understood more about the regulations and process (of asbestos removal) they would be less concerned,” he added. However, it seems that some Hegeman residents interviewed by The Herald are concerned that they were not notified of the situation. David Kern ’09, who lived in Hegeman, said he didn’t hear anything about asbestos from the University. But he added that he “kind of assumed the building used it,” since many building materials used to contain asbestos. Kern also said he was pleased about the renovations. “Really, the whole building was falling apart … so I am glad they did something about it.”

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What does it take to get college students to stop partying on a Friday night? A 72-year-old Vietnam veteran and a lanky lawyer talking for 90 minutes, apparently. Across the normally raucous Wriston Quadrangle Friday night, all was quiet as students huddled indoors to watch the first presidential debate. In Salomon 001 the Janus Forum co-hosted one of many debatewatching parties, which overflowed with students eager to see John McCain and Barack Obama face off. The excitement in the atmosphere was palpable, and students cheered, laughed, booed and clapped during various parts of the debate. At points, Janus Forum fellows passed out $600 worth of pizza to hungry spectators. The event was co-hosted by Brown Students for Barack Obama, the College Democrats and the College Republicans. “We thought it was our job to publicize this debate, but I don’t think anybody expected such a big turn-out,” said Teddy Parker ’11, a Janus fellow. He added that many students had to leave because there were no more seats left. However, Parker said he suspected many of those students went back to their rooms and viewed the debate anyway. “A lot of people I know watched the debate tonight” outside of the Janus Forum event. Some students said they chose

Courtesy of David Katz / Obama for America

Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama met at the University of Mississippi Friday night.

to come to Salomon for the environment. “I really want to see how Brown students react,” Randall Leeds ’09 said. Those reactions included frustrated groans — such as when McCain mentioned his time as a prisoner of war — and laughter, such as when Obama struggled with McCain’s first name. The crowd’s reactions indicated a strong preference for Obama, though the event was co-sponsored by the College Republicans. “I like when people laugh … and groan together,” Yana Vierboom ’11 said. “People at Brown tend to get spirited,” she added.

Less political groups also arranged events centered on the debate. Brothers of the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi met in their lounge to watch the debate. “Everyone just kind of wanted to get together,” said Jon Aubitz ’11, a member of AEPi. “I’m hoping it’s like 1960 all over again,” he said before the debate, referencing the historical debate in which a young John F. Kennedy out-debated Richard Nixon. After the debate, most students The Herald interviewed said they felt that Barack Obama “won,” although many noted that the debate was fairly evenly matched.

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Malian musician Toure fund raises for hospital continued from page 3 Cohen was inspired to start MHOP after traveling to Mali in 2006. There, she saw that residents “lacked in educational and financial resources to see their (health) projects through,” adding that in Mali, 13 percent of people die from malaria. In 2006, MHOP won Fox TV’s “Do Something Award,” which honors the nine best projects conceived by young people in the United States. “We went straight from Mali to Hollywood Boulevard,” she said on attending the awards ceremonies. “It was quite a change of pace.” Since the foundation of MHOP, Brown students involved with the organization have continued to travel to Mali each summer to help the Malian people develop their own health care system with funding from the government. MHOP’s Student Director Julie Siwicki ’10 worked there this past summer in the Malian microfinance center. “I’m really excited that we can get such a big name to Brown,” Siwicki said. “We want to bring awareness to the entire campus about MHOP and about health problems in the developing world.” Siwicki also said MHOP’s goal was to raise $7,500 for the clinic at Friday night’s concer t. The money earned would be doubled

through a matching grant offered by the Chace family, helping MHOP come closer to achieving its ultimate fundraising goal of $15,000. However, the concert raised close to $5,000, a MHOP volunteer announced at the end of the concert. Still, Cohen called the show MHOP’s “debutante ball” due to its objective to introduce the project and raise awareness of malaria in both the University and Providence communities. In addition to performing in the benefit concert, Toure donates 10 percent of the proceeds of his records to fighting malaria in Northern Mali, the location of Toure’s hometown, Niafunke. Students who attended the concer t said they enjoyed the music but were disappointed by the low turnout of the event. “It was awesome,” Chloe Le Marchand ’09 said, adding that “there should have been more people here because when else do you get to hear funk mixed with Malian music?” “It’s nice to have a different rhythm,” Annalisa Wilde ’11 said. “I was surprised by the turnout, though.” The concert also included an opening performance by the New Works/World Traditions dance group, Brown’s Mande dance company that will per form in Mali this winter, and a spoken word poem by one of the dancers.

Some sexual tension in gender-neutral dorm continued from page 1 such a small minority. “Granted, it’s the first year and it wasn’t widely publicized, but still, I couldn’t believe it,” Yambrovich said. “This is Brown!” But they didn’t choose their living arrangement to make a statement. It was simply what made the most sense. Last spring, the two were friendly but did not know each other well. They were in a lottery group of eight, hoping to get doubles or a suite. The other six paired off before the lottery, however, leaving Yambrovich and Unanue as the odd ones out. “We were at dance one day,” Unanue recalled, “and I was like, ‘Dude, I don’t have anyone to live with. Will you live with me?’” Both admit now that they were nervous last spring, and not entirely sure they could live together. But they entered the lottery together and the group of eight was able to secure four doubles nearby in Harkness House. Over the summer, Yambrovich and Unanue were coincidentally both in Madrid. They lived together for 10 days, had a fantastic time and returned to school much more confident about their arrangement, they said. Their friends find it “hilarious” that the two are roommates, though. “We’re kind of polar opposites,” Yambrovich explained. “I have a shelf full of cleaning products; she has a laundry basket full of dirty clothes.” But when it comes to their different genders, neither feels uncomfortable. They attribute that in large part, though, to the fact that Yambrovich

is gay. “Otherwise, it would be really hard,” Unanue said. “There’s always sexual tension.” “We even have some,” Yambrovich joked. “Sam!” “When I told my mom, the first thing I had to tell her was, ‘He’s gay,’” Unanue explained. “‘Don’t worry, he’s not going to be my boyfriend.’ That was a big relief.” Unanue said her mom has since met Yambrovich, and is “obsessed” with him. Yambrovich’s situation is somewhat different: his parents think he lives in a single. They are coming to visit in two weeks, which both said should be interesting. “I can completely see my parents being like, ‘What? You can’t do that!’” Yambrovich said. Yambrovich said he acknowledges the opposition from the Brown community at large — including alumni and parents — when the policy was instituted, “but I never understand why,” he said. “If I’m more comfortable living with Sofia, who’s a girl, why shouldn’t I have that option?” For Bova, that’s the main reason to allow gender-neutral housing. He said he wants to ensure that all students feel safe and comfortable in their housing environments, and for some students, the option that makes them happiest may not be the traditional housing model. So far, he said, the eight students living in gender-neutral rooms seem to be pleased with their setup, but ResLife will continue to monitor the results of the new policy throughout the year. For Blaine Martin ’11 and Gan Uyeda ’11, the experience has been equally positive. The two — Martin is female and Uyeda is male — were neighbors and good friends freshman year and entered the housing lottery as a group of four with two girls, planning to choose a suite. But with a poor lottery number, all of the desirable suites were gone by the time their number was called. However, the group had a long list of backup options, and with the new gender-neutral policy they were able to choose two nearby doubles in Marcy House and all stay together. For them, the choice was just the most convenient option. “I don’t have any close guy friends that I would want to live with,” Uyeda said, “and I feel comfortable living with Blaine.”

Uyeda said the arrangement really doesn’t feel different than his experience last year living in a traditional single-gender double. “There are little privacy things,” Martin said, “but it was the same last year with my roommate.” Both of their parents are comfortable with the concept, which was important to Uyeda and Martin. Uyeda said his mom is proud of how progressive and open Brown is, and thinks the living arrangement is amazing. Even if few students continue to take advantage of the opportunity, Uyeda and Martin feel gender-neutral housing needs to remain an option. Students should be allowed to live in whatever manner makes them feel most comfortable, the pair said. Without the gender-neutral policy, their housing options would have been very restricted, Martin added. Yambrovich and Unanue said having two genders in one room creates a balanced energy. “We have different routines and rituals that we follow,” Yambrovich said. And from an emotional standpoint, Unanue said she finds it comforting to live with Yambrovich instead of another girl. It alleviates a lot of drama, she said. “Everyone’s rooting for each other; there is no jealousy. I would never be attracted to the same man he brings in.” And as a bonus, he carried all of her boxes during move-in. Life inside their double has been stress-free so far, they said. They have yet to encounter any “weird moments.” And just like any other set of roommates, they respect each other’s privacy and sleeping habits. “I’m very quiet,” Yambrovich said. “I’m like a spy ... I can sneak around.” Yambrovich and Unanue arranged their room with the furniture against the walls and an open space in the middle to make it more conducive to socializing. Their door is always open and their friends are constantly running in and out. The two have very busy schedules. Even though they have been at school for almost a month, they said they are barely ever in the room. The arrangement is still new and different, however, regardless of how smooth the transition has been. “The other day, Sam was sleeping in the room,” Unanue recalled. “I walked in and I was like, ‘Holy sh*t! There’s a man in my room!’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, I’m living with Sam.’”

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Van Welie said. The risd/works gift shop sells almost exclusively alumni and faculty work. A major glass show by RISD alum Dale Chihuly is the inaugural exhibition at the Center and took two weeks to assemble. At the opening, timed entry tickets controlled the crowd. The first installation, “Persian Sky,” is a riot of color — overlapping glass bowls and trippy flowers, suspended near the ceiling and lit from within. In another installation, purple spears rise from birch logs, crossed camp-fire like on the floor. “I’m not usually into contemporary art,” said Brown student Caitlin Howitt ’09, who studies archeology and attended the exhibit. “But even little kids like Chihuly; his work is so colorful.”

Chihuly helped establish the glass major at RISD and taught in the program on and off until the 1980s. A group show of works by nine of his former students called “Under the Influence,” currently on display at the RISD museum, complements his show. RISD capped off the opening of its center by sponsoring in part a Waterfire lighting that evening. The museum is closed on Mondays, and RISD, Brown and Roger Williams University students have free entry with student IDs. Museum member Doree Goodman Warren, who attended the opening, called the project “important” and “necessary.” Art is a good inter-generational bridge, she said, citing the wide range of age groups at the event. “It’s about sharing art,” she said.

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Nation in Brief Gov. slashes cosmetic surgery measure

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A navy officer stands on the deck of the guided-missle cruiser Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet.

Russia’s Black Sea fleet makes waves By Megan Stack Los Angeles Times

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Skimming the Black Sea aboard a military motorboat, Russian navy spokesman Igor Dygalo turned to an entourage of television cameras. “The dirty ones, those are the Ukrainian ships,” he said with a light smirk. “The clean ones are Russian.” Against a backdrop of simmering tensions, Dygalo led journalists on an unusual wide-ranging visit to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet this month, complete with unprecedented access to the flagship Moskva, a guided missile cruiser. The public relations tour came just as the strategically crucial Russian base here finds itself at the epicenter of an escalating political clash. Alarmed by Russia’s recent war in Georgia, the Ukrainian government has imposed new restrictions on the Russian ships’ movements, and suggested raising the rent on the fleet. The Ukrainian president has called the surrounding Crimean Peninsula — historically a part of Russia and still home to a majority Russian population — the most dangerous spot in the country because of separatist sentiment. Russia has responded with icy vows to beef up its military forces in the Black Sea, eagerly showing off to reporters the firepower aboard

vessels that were used to blockade Georgia — and to remind the world of the deep Russian roots in this restive Ukrainian region. “The military budget will be revisited so that we can exploit these ships better and build new ships,” said Dygalo aboard the Moskva. “The attitude toward the international situation has changed, of course. We understand quite well that Russia came under pressure.” Tensions have been climbing in this sleepy port since the fighting in Georgia brought into sharp focus two clashing interests: Russia’s determination to take on a greater role in the former Soviet states, and the Ukrainian government’s determination to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The war in Georgia pitted a Western-friendly government against Moscow; Ukraine, meanwhile, is painfully divided in loyalties to the West and Russia. Crimea is Russian-friendly turf. Former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gave the peninsula to Ukraine back when the shared flag made the distinction between the two countries relatively unimportant. Today, many residents of Crimea say they are Russian first, Ukrainian second. They vehemently oppose Ukraine’s bid to join NATO, bristle at anti-Moscow rhetoric from national leaders and say they are embittered

by government efforts to infuse Crimea with Ukrainian language and culture. Because of Crimea’s staunch proRussia sentiments, analysts warn that the country could simply break apart if politicians in Ukraine continue their push toward NATO and the West. “Most threats from Ukraine don’t come from outside, but from inside,” said Vladimir Kornilov, a political scientist in Kiev. “Ukraine is living on its own volcano.” Critics accuse the Black Sea Fleet of deliberately exacerbating the tension. “All the anti-Ukrainian, pro-Russia blocs are closely tied to the Black Sea Fleet,” said Miroslav Mamchak, the snowy-haired chief of a group called the Ukrainian Community of Sevastopol. “They struggle against the Ukrainian language. They support the separatists.” Mamchak is a rare voice of Ukrainian nationalism here. He says that he has received death threats, and that Russian loyalists plastered the town with his picture under the slogan, “I’m a traitor to Russia.” Black Sea Fleet officials deny any political tampering. But many Ukrainians worry that the Russian government is stealthily working to stir up separatist sentiment. There continued on page 8

Congress reaches tentative bailout deal

By Richard Simon Los Angeles T imes

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators and the White House reached a tentative agreement Sunday morning on a $700-billion Wall Street bailout, sensing urgency to complete a deal to shore up the economy before financial markets open Monday. “I think we’re there,” said Treasur y Secretar y Henr y Paulson, joined by congressional Democrats and Republicans at post-midnight news conference at the Capitol. Party leaders still need to present the agreement to their rank and file, but with leaders of both parties appearing together after marathon talks, the agreement stands a good chance of passing Congress and getting President Bush’s signature within a few days. “We’ve made great progress,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DCalif., said. “We have to commit it to paper so we can formally agree.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said there likely would be a formal announcement

Sunday. The rescue plan, which grew from a three-page proposal sent to Capitol Hill by the Treasury secretar y a week ago to more than 100 pages, would allow the federal government to purchase bad debts from ailing financial institutions in an effort to stave off more bankruptcies and provide cash for new loans to ease the credit market freeze-up. While negotiators did not provide details of the agreement, it is expected to call for the money to be made available in installments instead of one enormous lump sum. It is also expected to include additional oversight of the government’s spending, limits on the pay of executives of firms that receive government help, help for homeowners at risk of foreclosure and a provision that taxpayers share in any profits from the sale of distressed assets. Negotiators reportedly have agreed to include a version of a plan pushed by House Republicans that would create an optional insurance program under which financial institutions would pay premiums to help pay for bailing out less-solvent

companies. Democrats have noted that Paulson considered such an approach unworkable because many firms are short of cash. One Democratic staffer likened the GOP insurance proposal to buying homeowners’ insurance on a house that is already on fire. The concession was, nonetheless, important because Democrats are unwilling to support the controversial plan without Republican support. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said in an inter view that lawmakers want to see on paper “what we believe we have agreed to.” But, he noted, “You wouldn’t have had that scene there, believe me, if there had been any outstanding issue that we hadn’t felt as though we had resolved” -- a reference to the bipartisan gathering before the TV cameras after the long negotiating session. House Minority Leader Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said he would present the proposed agreement to his rank and file, which had been the loudest critics of the plan.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A measure intended to prevent cosmetic surgery-related deaths fell victim to a rash of vetoes Sunday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill was written after the death last November of Donda West, mother of rapper Kanye West. The 58-year-old woman died one day after breast reduction and liposuction surgery, and an autopsy found health problems, including high blood pressure and cardiac artery blockage. In vetoing the measure, Schwarzenegger said this summer’s historic, 85-day delay in passage of a state budget left him with time to enact only the highest-priority legislation for California. “This bill does not meet that standard, and I cannot sign it at this time,” states the veto message, which he applied to dozens of others Sunday. Schwarzenegger has until midnight Tuesday to sign or veto all of the nearly 900 bills sent to him by the Legislature last month. If he does not act, those bills become law. The cosmetic surgery bill, AB 2968 by Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, a Democrat from Rialto, would have required people to undergo a physical examination, give a complete medical history and get a doctor’s clearance before undergoing plastic surgery. It received almost-unanimous support in the Legislature. Schwarzenegger also vetoed a bill that was written by Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, a Republican from Lake Elsinore, after a couple of bartenders at his local Elks Lodge were prosecuted for running a football betting pool with a total prize of $50. The measure, AB 1852, would have made participation in a sports betting pool the criminal equivalent of a parking ticket. — Los Angeles Times

Pastors flout tax law CROWN POINT, Ind. — Defying a federal law that prohibits U.S. clergy from endorsing political candidates from the pulpit, an evangelical Christian minister told his congregation Sunday that voting for Sen. Barack Obama would be evidence of “severe moral schizophrenia.” The Rev. Ron Johnson told worshipers that the Democratic presidential nominee’s positions on abortion and gay partnerships exist “in direct opposition to God’s truth as He has revealed it in the scriptures.” Johnson showed slides contrasting the candidates’ views but stopped short of endorsing Obama’s Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain. Johnson and 32 other pastors around the country set out Sunday to break the rules, hoping to generate a legal battle that will prompt federal courts to throw out a 54-year-old ban on political endorsements by tax-exempt houses of worship. The ministers contend they have a constitutional right to advise their worshipers how to vote. As Johnson put it during a break between sermons, “The point that the IRS says you can’t do it, I’m saying you’re wrong.” The campaign, organized by the Alliance Defense Fund, a socially conservative legal consortium based in Arizona, has gotten the attention of the Internal Revenue Service. The agency, alerted by opponents, pledged to “monitor the situation and take action as appropriate.” Each campaign season brings allegations that a member of the clergy has crossed a line set out in a 1954 amendment to the tax code that says nonprofit, tax-exempt entities may not “participate in, or intervene in ... any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.” This time, the church action is concerted. Yet while the ministers say the rules stifle religious expression, their opponents contend that the tax laws are essential to protect the separation of church and state. They say political speech should not be supported by a tax break for the churches or the worshipers who are contributing to a political cause. — Washington Post

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Field hockey again comes up short continued from page 12 “That’s been a goal for us this year,” Harrington said. “The next step is, we’ve got to score second and score third and score fourth and not let another team come back into the picture.” Dartmouth did just that, beating Brown goalkeeper Lauren Kessler ’11 for the tying goal with 4:55 left in the first half. The Big Green tacked on two more goals, 1:43 and 4:17 later, in what Harrington called a defensive meltdown of the backfield and midfield. The Bears needed to rally at halftime, facing a 3-1 deficit. “We talked about what we needed to do,” Harrington said. “It wasn’t anything magical that we needed to get us back in that game…it was just taking care of all the little things like our marking and moving the ball and passing, passing with possession, and getting our forwards upfield and drawing attacking corner opportunities, and then converting on those corner opportunities, which we did.” Springmeyer said the Bears were inspired to get those goals back. “We fought really hard (in the) second half to get it back,” she said. “Katie had two amazing goals, and

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we never gave up, which I think is the most important part.” Brown cut the lead in half on a goal by Tacy Zysk ’11 9:37 into the second half, but Dartmouth answered less than eight minutes later to take a 4-2 lead. Bruno soon pulled Kessler, who had seven saves, and inserted Caroline Washburn ’12, who made three saves to hold the Big Green scoreless for the rest of regulation, but time was slipping away for the Bears. It was then that Hyland stepped up. On a penalty corner with less than six minutes remaining, Springmeyer knocked the ball in and Victoria Sacco ’09 stopped it to set up Hyland, who said she unleashed a “straight, hard shot to the corner.” Dartmouth clung to a 4-3 lead until less than a minute remained in regulation, when Hyland struck again. “We had another corner but the initial shot was blocked, and I got the rebound and just aimed for the goal, and it went in,” she said. “It was one of the best feelings, just to be able to do something for the team and send the game into overtime.” That was all the magic the Bears had left. Just 5:04 into overtime, Kelly McHenry’s shot found the

back of the cage to seal the victory for the Big Green. It was a bitter loss for the Bears, but one of the positives that came out of it was a strong offensive showing, Hyland said. “Last year we struggled with scoring, and this year it’s a great sign that we’re actually putting goals on the board, losing games with four goals on our side,” she said. “It’s just unfortunate that the other team happened to get more than us.” Harrington was also pleased with the growth of the offense. “I think that we’re starting to attack more as a team, which is something that we’ve been working on, and use all of our lines to advance the ball down the field,” she said. “(We’re) not just getting the ball from our backfield right away to our front line, but really incorporating our midfield as well.” Harrington said that the next step for the Bears will be to focus on maintaining their fundamentals throughout the game without experiencing major lapses. Bruno hosts the Fairfield Stags (3-8) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on Warner Roof. “I think we all have the heart and the desire to win, so hopefully we’ll be able to execute,” Springmeyer said.

Ukraine message to Russian Navy clear: Leave by 2017 continued from page 7 have been reports that Russia has quietly begun to grant passports to some residents; Russian officials say it’s not true. Powerful Moscow Mayor Yuri M. Luzhkov, who has been banned from Ukraine for his rhetoric on Crimea, has said the region “doesn’t belong” to Ukraine. Moscow and Sevastopol have long had close ties, and the Moscow city government has built schools and apartment housing in the Ukrainian city. One opulent school is decorated with stained glass depictions of Moscow, and a university is affiliated with Moscow State University. Pro-Moscow residents regard Mamchak’s political organization as part of a Kiev-backed effort at “ethnocide.” Many locals gripe about the mandatory teaching of the Ukrainian language in schools and its use in the media and government paperwork. Pro-Russia leaders also accuse the Ukrainian government of slowly moving people into the region from other parts of the country, and of installing pro-Kiev leaders in the city government. “Faster, faster, faster to make everybody a Ukrainian,” complained Raisa Telyatnikova, head of the Rus-

sian Community of Sevastopol. “They want to completely distance us from our historical motherland, Russia, and turn it into an alien state. ... They want to change the ethnic composition and break the spirit of Sevastopol.” With its clusters of war memorials and Soviet awards from Vladimir I. Lenin still adorning the walls of the town hall, today’s Sevastopol has the feel of a living monument to the USSR, or at least to the power of Moscow. Russian flags flutter throughout the city, a statue of Catherine the Great looms on the main street, and Russian is heard on most every corner. Bookstores stock a paltry number of Ukrainian titles. “It’s only the language of state business,” one bookseller said with a shrug. Despite the fleet’s warm ties with the locals, politicians in Ukraine have made it plain that the Russian navy could be asked to leave after its lease expires in 2017. Russia, however, has other ideas. The fleet’s presence here is woven into history, Russian military officials say. The ships will stay put, and multiply, they have said repeatedly. “Nothing prevents us from building up our forces here in Ukrainian territory,” said Rear Adm. Andrei Baranov, the fleet’s deputy chief of staff. “The fleet will be renovated. ... New ships will be arriving here.”

‘Pretty tough’ loss for volleyball over weekend continued from page 12 25-14. They recovered in the second game and stormed back 26-24. In the end though, the Bears could not put down the ball and lost the final two sets 25-20 and 25-22, in part due to an injur y to Glittone partway through the game.

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“It was pretty tough,” Glittone said of the loss. “We played better in this game but we still had some frustration from the game before. Xavier gave us a tough match.” The Bears will regroup for their final non-conference match against URI at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home, before starting the Ivy League season on Friday night against Yale.

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An epic struggle ends with Bruno once again on top continued from page 12 erty’s pass glanced off the hands of receiver William Averill ’10, and fell into the hands of a Harvard defender, ending the drive for the Bears. The Harvard drive did not fare any better for Brown, despite the defense forcing Harvard into several third-and-long situations. On third and 13 from the Harvard 4, running back Gino Gordon found room up the middle for a 15-yard gain, and on third and 6 from the 23, Pizzotti completed a 34-yard pass to Luft, who finished the game with 10 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Pizzotti threw a 26-yard completion on first down, and on the following play, dumped the ball off to Gordon, who eluded several Brown defenders and ran into the end zone to put Harvard ahead 13-0 after the extra point. “Sometimes you look forward to a game so much that you overplay it, and in that first quarter we were a little bit out of sync,” Estes said. “But they kept cheering each other on the sideline, talking about that it was us, and as long as we took care of ourselves, we were going to be all right.” Then, things turned around for Bruno. With the drive starting at the Brown 25, Dougherty and the Bears’ offense penetrated deep into Harvard territory with two third-down conversions as well as a 19-yard completion to Farnham. Then, on first and 10 from the Harvard 25, Dougherty rolled out to his left and lofted a pass towards Farnham in the back of the end zone. With Harvard cornerback Derrick Barker face-guarding him and clinging to his jersey, Farnham reached around Barker’s head, tipped the ball in the air with his left hand, and brought it down in bounds, for a spectacular touchdown catch, even in spite of a pass interference call on Barker. “I was just focusing on the ball, and trying to get a hand on it,” Farnham said. “I can’t really describe it, I just caught it.” The momentum continued to swing Brown’s way when, on the ensuing kickoff, safety Chris Perkins ’10 jarred the ball loose with a huge hit, and linebacker Miles Craigwell ’09 secured the recovery for the Bears. But the cheers from the Brown crowd died down as quickly as they had grown, when Dougherty’s pass on the opening play of the drive was picked off, and Harvard took over once again. But on the next play, Gordon fumbled the ball on his way

to the ground, and linebacker Jesse Spartichino ’09 fell on the ball to give it back to the Bears at the Harvard 13-yard line. “We kind of caught a break, and whenever a team gives you a break like that, you want to take advantage of it, and when you do, that’s when you win games,” Dougherty said. The Bears did take advantage of it, moving the ball down to the 5. Even after a holding penalty sent them back to the 15 and the rain intensified, Dougherty kept his composure and fired a 12-yard strike to Sewall on a curl route. On third and goal, with the ball on the 3, Sewall took the snap, and took the ball up the middle. He was hit at the line of scrimmage, but stayed on his feet and bounced to the outside, then dove over the goal line for the touchdown. In addition to his rushing touchdown, Sewall led the team with nine catches for 105 yards. After Sewall’s touchdown, kicker Robert Ranney ’09 converted the extra point to give Bruno a 14-13 lead. The Crimson would re-gain the ball three more times in the second quarter, but the Brown defense forced them to punt each time because of excellent coverage by cornerback David Clement ’10 and Perkins as well as a tipped pass by Craigwell on a third and 2. Playing without All-Ivy cornerback and co-captain Darrell Harrison ’09 (knee), the secondary was also helped by a tremendous pass rush effort. “Our defensive line and our linebackers are strong and fast, and they can put pressure, they can hurry a throw, or force a bad throw, and that’s a big advantage,” Estes said. But he was quick to give praise to the defensive backs as well. “I think Chris Perkins was unbelievable, and Miles Craigwell broke on the ball when you’re supposed to,” he said. “And when they tried to challenge Clement, he made big plays...I think our secondary is going to keep getting better every game.” The Bears went into halftime with the slim 14-13 lead intact, and on the opening kickoff of the second half, the Brown defense went right back to work. On Harvard’s first play of the half, a draw play to Gordon, tackle David Howard ’09 stripped the ball, and defensive end James Develin ’10 covered it up. Though the Brown offense came out of the intermission a little bit cold and failed to score on its first two drives of the third quarter, the defense continued to stifle the Harvard offense. “Coming off a game like last

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Freshman Patrick Pakan ’12 celebrates the rainy day victory.

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With back-to-back-to-back turnovers, Brown slogged through the rain to defeat Harvard in its Ivy opener. week’s, we were expected to perform well,” said linebacker Jonathan May ’09, who finished with six tackles. “We were pretty tight on defense early on, and once we loosened up, we just started to play the way we’re supposed to.” On Brown’s third drive of the second half, Dougherty threw a perfect pass over the top to Sewall, who came down with the ball at the Harvard 34 for a 38-yard completion. Running back Dereck Knight ’08.5 then found holes up the middle for gains of eight yards and three yards to pick up another first down at the 23-yard line. Knight, who suffered a season-ending injury early in last year’s game at Harvard, had a strong game on Saturday, carrying the ball 18 times for 84 yards. With first down on the 23, the offensive line gave Dougherty outstanding protection in the pocket, which gave Farnham time to get open. Once again, Dougherty found him with a perfect throw, and after making the catch at the 3, Farnham fought his way through multiple Harvard defenders to cross the goal line and give Bruno a 21-13 advantage. Not even the driving rain could stop the Bears’ passing game, as Dougherty completed 20 of 36 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Dougherty and the receivers were ready in large part because of the coaching staff’s interesting preparation method. “There were a few periods where the rain was coming down pretty hard, and that was tough,” Dougherty said. “But the past two or three days, we had buckets of water, because we knew it was going to be rainy, so we dumped the balls into the buckets of water before throwing, so that was pretty helpful, and we just went out there and executed.”

The Crimson came storming back, though, and on the ensuing drive Pizzotti completed his first three passes for 39 yards, to move Harvard to the Brown 23. The Crimson would pick up another first down, but the defense kept them out of the end zone, and Harvard settled for a 27-yard field goal for a 21-16 game heading into the fourth quarter. Knight carried the Bears on the next drive, picking up two first downs with runs of 11 and 18 yards. Then, with a fourth and 6 at the Harvard 28, just outside of Ranney’s comfortable field goal range, Estes opted to go for the first down, and Dougherty found back-up receiver Matthew Sudfeld ’11 on an out pattern for a 10-yard completion. This set up an eventual 38-yard try for Ranney, who drilled the kick through the uprights to widen Brown’s lead to 24-16 with 8:54 left in the game. Harvard’s final drive began at its own 25-yard line, with 4:45 remaining. Pizzotti found his receivers with precisely placed throws, and the Crimson eventually moved the ball down to the Brown 3, thanks to two third-down conversions and one conversion on fourth and 5. On third and goal, from the 3, backup quarterback Liam O’Hagan came in for the Crimson and, on his only throw of the day, fired a pass into Luft’s hands to bring Harvard to within two points, 24-22, the missed extra point looming larger than ever. Under the downpour of rain, the players lined up at the one-yard line for the two-point conversion try. The Brown defense knew what was coming: a run up the middle. “That was a no-brainer for them,” Estes said. Harvard running back Ben Jenkins took the handoff, and sure enough, ran directly up the middle,

pushing towards the end zone. But Craigwell, lineman Jake Powers ’09 and the rest of the Brown defensive line pushed back a little bit harder, and Jenkins came up short of the goal line. With 1:03 remaining, the game was not over yet, but when Farnham fielded Harvard’s onside kick cleanly and covered the ball up on the ground, the rain-soaked crowd exploded with cheers, and the Brown players began to rejoice on the sideline as Dougherty kneeled down to run out the clock. “It was a little bit of disbelief. You want to make sure that the refs are saying it didn’t cross the goal line. You’re looking to see if there’s a flag, you want to believe it all,” Estes said. “I knew all we had to do was take a knee, but I’m going, are you sure we’re going to run that clock down, or you sure we’re going to get off the snap?” But the Bears came out on top against last year’s league champs and the team that was tied for first in a preseason Ivy League poll. The team that Harvard was tied with, Yale, also lost in their Ivy opener, falling 17-14 to Cornell. Brown has now established itself as a legitimate contender to win the Ivy League title, but Estes emphasized the need to stay focused and not make too much of one win, no matter how dramatic. “It just says that we’re 2-0, really, it doesn’t go beyond there. In the locker room, the first thing that comes out of our mouths is, ‘It’s over...’ We’re taking it one game at a time, not making too much of this,” Estes said. “We’re in the infant stages of what could be something very special.” Next week, the Bears will travel to Kingston to take on URI for the Governor’s Cup, which they will try to reclaim for the first time since their Ivy League Champion 2005 season.

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‘Nobody can eat 50 eggs’ “Nobody can eat 50 eggs.” So ponders Paul Newman’s character in “Cool Hand Luke” until he beats the odds to eat 50 eggs himself, in a classic cinematic affirmation of the human spirit. This scene is a testimony to Newman’s legacy as a great actor and a humanitarian, a person who challenged the obstacles of life with uncommon grit and grace. And so, we note with mourning the passing of Newman who died late Friday evening at age 83 of lung cancer. While Newman’s film legacy is secure, he played perhaps his greatest role as a philanthropist through his non-profit Newman’s Own foundation. From his Newman’s Own salad dressings and cookies, Newman donated over $250 million to charity since the brand’s establishment in 1982. Regardless of one’s political inclinations, everyone should admire Newman’s dedication to liberal causes as well. He and his wife Joanne Woodward fought McCarthyism. And when Nixon reportedly placed Newman on an enemy list in the 1970s, Newman said that was the “highest honor I ever received.” As a person who said he graduated college “Magna Cum Lager,” Newman did not confuse his success with entitlement. He once uttered his own selfdeprecating epitaph when he joked about his famed blue eyes: “Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown.” He understood the serendipity of life — the fact that fortune favors some while it crushes others. The same piercing blue eyes that helped make him a great star also ironically forestalled his dream of becoming a pilot in World War II because he was color-blind. And while all the other members of his unit died in the bloody battle of Okinawa, good fortune intervened to save Newman when he was sidelined from the battle because the pilot of his plane had an ear infection. As a result, Newman seems to have understood that he led a charmed life — one where a person who was once accused of acting like a traveling salesman went on to become the seminal actor of his generation. Newman recognized that it was wrong to accept the blessing his own good luck without helping the less fortunate. That is why Newman once told a reporter that “in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.” Newman’s legacy links us to a kinder and gentler vision of America—one where personal success is accompanied by social obligation, rather than the unmitigated pursuit of an ultimately impoverishing self-interest. Thus in his life as in his passing, Newman serves as an instructive moral alternative to the greed and unrelenting egoism of Wall Street fat-cats who have virtually bankrupted our economy. As many of us ponder our future beyond Brown, we may wonder how we will survive outside our Ivy League bubble in these times of economic crisis. Some of us may say that “Nobody can succeed in times like these.” But as we consider Paul Newman’s legacy, we believe he would tell us to take that bet, provided we give back as much as we get whenever fortune favors us.


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What is Brown? Ben bernstein Opinions Editor Stop saying you go to Brown like you are an integral part of the University. You are not. You are a customer. You are as much a part of Brown as you are of Wal-Mart. You “go” to Brown the same way you “go” to the supermarket to buy your groceries. But you don’t go to Brown in the way that you mean. Or maybe you do. As a student, or more likely as a group of students, you can decide how Brown prioritizes its budget. Your exploits, like throwing a pie at Thomas Friedman as a student did last spring, determine Brown’s reputation. Your student organizations such as the Darfur Action Network force Brown to divest from a genocidal African regime. Which one of the above two paragraphs is true? You, the student, have an unclear relationship with your school. However, there are currently 53 people whose relationship with Brown is much clearer — they run it. Meet the 2008-09 Corporation: a group of 53 people who, with a few exceptions, are alumni or parents of students and moderately to obscenely wealthy. Why these 53 people? What does it mean to “run” Brown? And what effect does this have on the student body? The effect is that Brown students operate in a bizarre no-man’s land where our unofficial power seems enormous and our official power is non-existent. As individuals we can do next to nothing. As large groups, we’re almost omnipotent. I should offer some background on our bosses since the Corporation — who its members are, what they do and how they got their power — is largely a mystery to the vast majority of the student body. First, the boring part. The Corporation has a bicameral setup, meaning that there are two different bodies: the Board of Trustees, whose members serve six-year terms, and the Board of Fellows, whose members serve 11-year terms. There are currently 12 fellows and 41 trustees, though they usually number 42. Moderating

the trustees is Chancellor Thomas Tisch ’76. Our fearless leader, President Ruth Simmons, moderates the fellows, though she was hired and can be fired by the Corporation. Of the trustees, one third are elected through the mail by Brown alumni. The other members of the Corporation — 40 in all — are chosen by another group: the Corporation, itself. At no point are students involved in this process. The meetings, held three times a year on University Hall’s third floor, are closed to non-members. The minutes to these meetings are sealed for 50 years. Of the Corporation members who had contact information, no one could talk to me due either to principle or a full schedule — save for Tisch — revealing a lack of accessibility and transparency.

members such as the University Resources Committee and the Brown University Community Council. It’s hard to tell from these mixed reports where the important power lies, within the community or the Corporation. The answer is likely somewhere in between but the haziness is worrisome. The kind of shrouded inaccessibility manifested by sealed minutes, closed meetings and relatively unreachable members is understandable in the corporate world. If Brown were a pharmaceutical company, its customers would not expect to be sitting in on board meetings. But Brown sees itself differently. Brown is an institution serving a higher purpose than profit margins or market-share (universities are non-profit). In a New York Times Magazine

Brown students operate in a bizarre, no-man’s land where our unofficial power seems enormous and our official power is non-existent. When I went to the archives to look at the May 1958 Corporation minutes, I read about President Barnaby Keeney’s support for the new Hunter Laboratory of Psychology and a very brief discussion about whether to take a loan from the government. There was nothing relevant to the major issues Brown faces today, but, more importantly, there was no detailed account of debate or discussion. This isn’t because discussion doesn’t happen. Ralph Begleiter ’71, a former trustee who worked for years as a CNN world affairs correspondent, told me that in fact “there is debate, though more often discussion. It’s long and there’s lots of it.” Tisch, on the other hand, implied that most of the work regarding major decisions is done at an administrative level in groups with student

article last fall, this tension between private ownership and public responsibility prompted Columbia professor Andrew Delbanco to write, “What makes the modern university different from any other Corporation? There is more and more reason to think: less and less.” Even the government got involved recently when Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, conducted investigations to see whether universities were abusing their tax advantages. How can Brown avoid this characterization and set our school both apart from and above other private universities? By making students and recent alumni Corporation members. If the chancellor is serious that he wants student input, and I believe he is, then it is ridiculous that in order to place an item on the Corporation’s agenda, already busy students

must nearly kill themselves organizing massive demonstrations or petitions signed by thousands. Make it easy. Make some students members. There are three central arguments against this: First, students are at the school for four years and cannot see the “big picture” in the same way as say an alum from the ’70s with experience managing a large firm. However, what good is a broad vision when that vision is based on vague and dated information? Combining broad vision with knowledge and intimacy is smarter and more effective. Second, students supposedly don’t have as much of a stake in the school as we are here for merely four years. The clear response is that while students only attend for four years, we will be attached to Brown’s reputation for far longer, longer probably than many of the older, already successful Corporation members. In that sense, we actually have more at stake than the Corporation. The final argument is that students simply can’t keep secrets. We can’t respect confidentiality in the way that older, wealthier people can. The words “paternalistic” and “demeaning” come to mind, and that’s why this argument is rarely made. “Appearances matter,” Tisch told me, referring to Corporation efforts to avoid conflicts of interest. This idea must apply to more aspects of the Corporation. Only a very tiny minority of the Brown community understands the nature of this body and the people who comprise it. The sealing of minutes for 50 years after the meetings doesn’t help much either, and the difficulty in talking to members makes it even worse. Corporation members must make a stronger effort to meet a wide range of students and spend time on campus. Even if the Corporation does a good job — and Brown’s largely happy student body suggests that it does — its appearance as a shadowy, omnipotent and inaccessible organ of change undermines its ability to communicate with students, faculty and staff and successfully ensure Brown’s future.

Ben Bernstein ’09 writes a regular column about campus issues.

A senseless protest BY RACHEL FORMAN Opinions Columnist I am insulted by Students for a Democratic Society’s assumption that I am not capable of making moral judgments on my own. Their lack of faith in my constitution of character is the only logical explanation for their protest of Brown’s allowing the CIA and Raytheon to recruit on campus. I find this a bit suspect for a group that believes “people should control the decisions that affect their own lives,” according to their Web site. The CIA has had some dark moments, and it’s good for us to learn about the unfortunate episodes in our national history. Still, past mistakes don’t change the fact that the CIA is responsible for collecting and analyzing foreign intelligence essential to U.S. national security. That’s an important job, and Brown students have a right to hear directly from CIA representatives about the opportunities that they provide. The Career Development Center isn’t in the business of evaluating the karma of every organization that gets a table at the career fair, and Brown’s inviting the CIA and Raytheon to recruit is not tantamount to condoning any mistakes the two organizations have made. Rather, it’s a simple acknowledgement that some engineering majors might want to work for Raytheon and that the CIA may be a good fit for internationally-minded students looking

to serve their country. As for the moral standing of the CIA and Raytheon, Brown rightly trusts students to make those judgments for themselves. According to my understanding, limiting the information available to students is directly in conflict with the core values of SDS. It would be a disaster if, in the spirit of the career fair

erty because doing so would be equivalent to Brown endorsing the war in Iraq. Sound good, guys? The dissonance between SDS’s values and its actions last week deepened my suspicion that the group cares more about challenging the man and making a scene than upholding their stated mission and making real change

The dissonance between SDS’s values and its actions last week deepened my suspicion that SDS cares more about challenging the man and making a scene than upholding their stated mission and making real change in their communities. protest, we followed SDS’s lead and started controlling the range of voices Brown students are allowed to hear on campus. We could burn all the books on economics and ban conservative speakers from giving lectures. We could prohibit people from campaigning for John McCain on Brown prop-

in their community. They could have informed students of what they find questionable about the CIA and Raytheon without distastefully reenacting the fate of the victims. The mother of the “Iraqi civilian killed by Raytheon missile on crowded marketplace, 2003” probably doesn’t want her child’s death acted out on the

floor of Sayles Hall. Instead of whining about how there are not enough progressive-minded organizations represented at the career fair, they could have told students about Web sites such as idealist. org that provide information about careers in non-profit and service-related sectors. SDS should also consider how displays like the one at the career fair affect their other initiatives in Providence. After all, how many RIPTA riders want to be advocated for by a group of Brown students best known for their excessive use of colored corn syrup? I would love to see the results of that poll. SDS’s inconsiderate tactics reek of arrogance and self-importance. My friend told me she saw a protestor apologize to a Facilities Management employee who was cleaning up the mess in Sayles, saying something along the lines of “I’m sorry you have to do this, man. I’ll buy you a six-pack.” That kind of insulting, “I know what’s best for this world and don’t care how it affects you” attitude is precisely why I find it impossible to take them seriously. In the spirit of SDS’s core values, I suggest the group conduct a school-wide poll before every protest. If the majority of students think that SDS shouldn’t be protesting a given issue or think the methods they plan to use are unacceptable, then SDS should respond and change their plans accordingly. How’s that for participatory democracy?

Rachel Forman ’09 is working for the man.

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Monday, September 29, 2008


Football overcomes the rain, drowns Harvard Stony Brook gets back at volleyball

Supreme battle gives U. first win over Crimson since 1999

By Han Cui Assistant Spor ts Editor

By Benjy Asher Sports Editor

When quarterback and co-captain Michael Dougherty ’09 took his final knee to run out the clock, the players and fans knew 24 Brown that the nineyear wait was Harvard 22 finally over. With rain pouring down on Brown Stadium on Saturday afternoon for Brown’s Homecoming matchup with defending Ivy League champion Harvard, the Bears overcame a 13-0 deficit and the Crimson’s fierce fourth-quarter comeback to hold on for a dramatic 24-22 win, their first victory over Harvard since 1999. “It’s a good feeling, because it’s been eight years since we’ve done that, and had this feeling,” said Head Coach Phil Estes. “This group of guys has a lot of characters, in a good way, who really love to play football. They get up for a football game, and they play together.” It was a game defined by big plays, with five combined turnovers, two red-zone interceptions, a backto-back-to-back turnover sequence in the second quarter, two dazzling touchdown catches by receiver Buddy Farnham ’10 and a missed extra point in the first quarter that would come back to haunt the Crimson. The Brown offense came up a yard short of a first down on the game’s opening series, and on the ensuing drive, the Harvard offense looked unstoppable. Starting at his own 14-yard line, Crimson senior quarterback Chris Pizzotti, a 2007 first-team All-Ivy selection, moved the ball down the field with precise short passes, moving the ball to the Harvard 47. With the Brown secondary attempting to deny the

ing close games is a sign of how much the team has grown. “I think that we’ve certainly improved in the battling-to-the-end department,” she said. “We’ve gotten a lot tougher and a lot stronger, and we’ve been fighting in every single game. I think that for us to turn the corner we just have to be more disciplined and more consistent with taking care of the factors during the game that we can easily take care of.” Just 13:16 into the game, Leslie Springmeyer ’12 opened the scoring for Bruno on a penalty corner when she took a pass from Hyland. “I was in the right position, off the far post, and she gave me a good pass,” Springmeyer said. “We beat the goalie and it went in. And that was nice, because we scored first, which is always a good sign.” It was just the second time this season that Brown had scored first in a game, following the UMass game.

Revenge was sweet for the Stony Brook Seawolves, who after losing a fierce five-game match to the Bears on Sept. 19 in the Pizzitola Center, returned the favor in their own territory by sweeping the Bears on Saturday. The Bears, who went into the game after sweeping St. Francis on Friday, could not carr y the winning momentum to the next day. The team lost its final match of the tournament to Xavier and had to settle for a 1-2 record for the weekend. “We still played ver y hard, but we didn’t play ver y well,” Head Coach Diane Short said of Brown’s performance at the Stony Brook Invitational. The weekend star ted out on a good note for Bruno. In their rematch against St. Francis, the Bears repeated what they did on Sept. 13 in the Georgetown Classic by sweeping the Red Flash again, this time in a much more competitive game, 25-22, 25-23, 25-21. “We had some momentum going into it from winning the Brown Invitational the past weekend,” said libero Annika Gliottone ’12, who had a strong defensive weekend, recording 36 digs overall. Even when St. Francis threatened to take the second game, the Bears held them back by staying determined and mentally tough, according to Gliottone. But the win against St. Francis would prove to be the last victor y for the Bears. The next day, they played back-to-back games against host Stony Brook and Xavier. As the host, the Seawolves looked to avenge their previous loss to the Bears in the Brown Invitational. They went after Brown right away, and the Bears faltered under the attack. “They definitely played a strong game. We watched their Friday night game (against Xavier) and they looked really good,” Gliottone said of the host who eventually won the tournament title with three sweeping victories. But the Bears also lost a little rhythm of their own. “We did not play as well as we could have,” Gliottone said. “We had some down moments. We tried a few things and they didn’t work.” Despite the loss, Shor t said there is a lesson to be learned. “We need to make sure we are prepared for teams that we beat in the past,” Short said. “But this (rematch against Stony Brook) is good for us because we play double games in the Ivy League as well.” Captain Natalie Meyers ’09 echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the importance of staying focused. “It was good for us to face some tougher teams and be challenged,” Meyers said. “(The losses) brought us back down and made us realize that it was not going to be an easy path.” In the final game against Xavier, the Bears tried to come back, but fell short in the first game, losing

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Receiver Bobby Sewall ’10 scored Brown’s second touchdown in its Saturday showdown against the Crimson.

underneath routes on first down, Pizzotti lofted a pass to receiver Matt Luft along the sidelines, and Luft went untouched into the end zone for a 53-yard touchdown. The Bears caught a break, though, when Harvard kicker Patrick Long’s extra

point attempt was rejected by the crossbar. After a 30-yard kickoff return by outside linebacker Nkosi Still ’09, Bruno began the drive at its own 46, and the Bears picked up three first downs with Dougherty completing

passes to Farnham, tight end Colin Cloherty ’09 and receiver Bobby Sewall ’10. Brown moved the ball into field-goal range, but on third down with the ball on the 20, Doughcontinued on page 9

Down in overtime, field hockey so close to victory By Andrew Braca Assistant Sports Editor

Justin Coleman / Herald

Katie Hyland ‘11 tallied two goals and an assist in the field hockey’s overtime, 5-4 loss at Dartmouth.

The field hockey team lost in overtime for the second straight game, dropping a 5-4 decision to Dar tmouth 4 on Saturday. Brown Dartmouth 5 J u s t f o u r days after a 2-1 loss to Massachusetts, the Bears (1-6, 0-2 Ivy League) traveled to Hanover, N.H., where it nabbed a game-tying goal from Katie Hyland ’11 with 54 seconds left in regulation but could not beat the Big Green (1-5, 1-1). The biggest blow came at the end of the first half, when Dartmouth struck for three goals in the final five minutes. “Losing back to back in overtime is extremely disappointing and frustrating,” said Head Coach Tara Harrington ’94. “We had a lull near the end of the first half, and Dartmouth really took it to us. We came clawing back in the second half but it just wasn’t quite enough to finish off the game with a W for us.” Still, Harrington said that play-

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