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Recharged Bruno offense seeks to defy expectations By Lindor Qunaj Sports Editor
After the men’s football team lost backto-back games to Dartmouth and Columbia last November, taking the team out of championship contention, the question of who would replace All-Ivy quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero ’11.5 this year began to surface. And the graduation of several of the team’s strongest receivers only added to doubts about the offense’s competitiveness in the Ivy League this season. But these challenges do not seem to have deterred a team ready to charge into the season with a fresh core of both new and experienced players. “We don’t really deal with the guys that have left,” said Head Coach Phil Estes at the Ivy League Football Media Day Teleconference last month. “It’s about the guys that we have.” Coming in as starting quarterback is Patrick Donnelly ’13, a veteran of the team who is no stranger to leading the Bears’ offense. Donnelly got playing
time two seasons ago when NewhallCaballero was out due to a wrist injury. In eight games that season, Donnelly racked up 411 passing yards and 114 rushing yards. Donnelly has an “outstanding arm” and a “great knowledge of our offense” that will enable him to play effectively in a variety of offensive schemes, Estes said. And with the personnel changes that are inevitable in a college program, Estes said the team’s variety of offensive strategies may be the focal point this season. Another key change to the squad is the graduation of high-powered receivers like Alex Tounkara-Kone ’11.5, who ended his final season with the Bears with a team-high 590 receiving yards. Despite that loss, Estes said he was confident in the team’s ability to adapt. “We have a group of talented kids,” he said. “And we’ve had some people who have really stepped up to fill that (wide receiver) role.” Jordan / / Football page 3
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Running back Mark Kachmer ‘13 will lead the Bears’ rushing attack this season as the team looks to strengthen its offensive line.
BTV ‘passion project’ film offers surreal experience By meia geddes staff writer
There’s nothing like the sound of rushing air, the rhythmic beating of a heart and the alluring sigh of echoes to usher moviegoers into an almost otherworldly experience. Brown Television screened its first student-made feature film, “Two Hearts,” Friday at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The film, funded by a grant from the Creative Arts Council, took about a year to produce and involved over 100 Brown students from many artistic disciplines. To summarize the complex plot of “Two Hearts” would be akin to summarizing the Bible. The film follows a dancer named Vesper, played by
Madeleine Heil ’13, who struggles to fit in with her peers. Vesper happens across a very cute and very bloodstained angel, played by Christopher Fitzsimmons ’13.5. Heil brings pitchperfect strength and vulnerability to the lead role. She has the ability to hypnotize a crowd, conveying a breadth of emotions in split seconds. The film is infused with haunting music and beautiful cinematography, a testament to Brown’s student talent. “It was shot amazingly well,” said Will Vinci ’11, a former BTV member. The film uses close-ups and odd angles, playing with soft and harsh lighting that manages to tint the ordinary so that it seems a dimension or two off. This is a movie that asks viewers to / / Hearts page 2 go along for
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“Two Hearts,” BTV’s first student feature film, boasts odd angles and varied lighting to impart a sense of surrealism.
New gender studies center expands U.’s China footprint By Alison Silver Senior Staff Writer
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Nanjing University opened the Center for Gender Studies and the Humanities to celebrate its joint program with Brown this summer.
Med prof pleads guilty to coin theft
The Nanjing-Brown Joint Program in Gender Studies and the Humanities marked its fourth year with the opening of the Center for Gender Studies and the Humanities at China’s Nanjing University this summer. To commemorate the center’s establishment, seven Brown faculty members and a postdoctoral fellow from the Cogut Center for the Humanities attended the International Conference on Gender Research in Chinese Studies June 9-11 at Nanjing University. At the conference, scholars from the U.S., China, Europe, Hong Kong and Taiwan exchanged ideas about gender research in Chinese studies, discussing gender in imperial and modern China, feminist theory, women’s trafficking and transgender issues in a global context. The new Center for Gender Stud-
ies and the Humanities represents Nanjing University’s continuing investment in the joint program’s aim to extend research and scholarly exchange to include the humanities and social sciences, in addition to hard science and technology. The new center serves as “an institutionalization of the program” on the Nanjing side, said center director Kay Warren. Established in June 2008, the Nanjing-Brown partnership is a collaboration between Nanjing University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences and Brown’s Pembroke Center, Cogut Center and the department of East Asian studies. “The fundamental goal of this transnational collaboration is to forge important and concrete alliances among scholars in gender studies and feminist theory in China, the United States and other parts of the world,” said / / China page 2
Arnold-Peter Weiss, a hand surgeon and professor of orthopaedics at the Alpert Medical School, pleaded guilty July 3 to charges of criminal possession of ancient Greek coins that were the property of the Italian government. Under a plea deal, Weiss must complete 70 hours of community service, give up all 23 coins that were seized from him at the time of arrest and attempt to publish an article on the problem of trading coins with uncertain origins. The University did not respond to repeated email requests for comment. The article’s purpose will be to “raise needed awareness about unprovenanced coins” and “promote responsible collecting among numismatists,” said Joan Vollero, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, in a statement made outside the courtroom. Weiss has been instructed by his attorneys to refrain from comment until after his case has been discharged. The conditions of the plea deal will be set into court record during the official sentencing hearing Sept. 17, according to court records. Weiss was arrested Jan. 3 at a coin auction at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York after he tried to sell what was thought to be a silver tetradrachm, a Greek coin from the fourth century B.C., at the / / Coin page 3
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the ride — it includes mean dancers, ticking clocks, frolics in the rain, alleyway encounters and knives wet from murder. While the film is not specifically set in Providence, the Brown community will recognize some city and University haunts. There’s a fair share of partying in the Delta Tau fraternity basement, as well as a breathtaking dance scene showing just how magnificent Salomon Center looks on camera. The team also filmed at city spots such as Hotel Providence, St. George’s Church and Weybosset Street. Dorothy Thurston ’13.5, the film’s executive producer, wrote the screenplay. Thurston, a student in the Department of Theater Arts and Performance Studies completing the “Writing for Performance” track, only had playwriting experience before writing the script for the film last September. The 22-year-old submitted it to BTV’s screenwriting competition last fall, won and ended up filming during the spring semester, shooting five to seven hours per day, she said — making her schedule “ab-
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Brown’s program director Lingzhen Wang in her inauguration remarks at the conference. The new center will further advance the program’s goal “to address both the potential and the problems produced by capitalist globalization” in the U.S. and China, Wang said in her remarks. Because of China’s market-oriented policy, gender studies as an academic field is not as accessible in China as in the United States and other parts of the world, said Wang, Brown associate professor of East Asian studies, in an interview with The Herald. “For people in science and technology, international communications and collaborations have long existed,” she said. In contrast, gender studies and feminist theory do not have as direct a relation to the global market as do science and technology, and despite some interest in gender studies research in China, “there’s lack of theoretical and academic resources,” she said. The Nanjing-Brown Joint Program seeks to attract attention to the humanities and social sciences in a global economy that tends to “reconfigure everything according to economic logic,” Wang said. Especially in China today, the market-based policy that emphasizes science and technology has made pursuing scholarship
solutely wild.” Thurston also took part in a group independent study project titled “Character: Script to Screen” with other students working on the film. The entire project was a learning process, from the original screenwriting, to the GISP, to making the movie. BTV provides “good handson experience for people who are also learning, so it’s a combination of teaching each other and learning from each other,” said producer and actress Alexis Aurigemma ’13, who plays Vesper’s roommate. “It made me fully realize that I want to do producing rather than acting,” she said. Several student groups contributed to the film’s creation. The Fusion Dance Company choreographed and volunteered dancers to be in the movie, the Brown Madrigal Singers submitted music and the Brown Music Co-op helped provide other musicians. “Two Hearts” was director Calvin Main’s ’12 third time making a film at Brown, allowing him to solidify his experiences. “I did it as a passion project,” he said. “I really wanted to utilize all of my film knowledge.” The actors, who had worked
primarily on stage, faced new challenges that accompany screen work. Fitzsimmons, who plays the angel Gabriel, said some scenes required as many as 50 takes. The film dwells on imagery and slow motion with a good dose of action. It merely puts up with dialogue, instead lending greater emphasis to silence. “I wanted to write something that was very visually image-oriented,” Thurston said. In writing the screenplay, she said, she wanted to find a way to bring Brown arts groups into a project. By setting scenes at a dance academy, she gave herself “a world to play with.” The Granoff Center also provided inspiration. “I went in there, and I was, like, what an incredible space — we need to feature this.” The production team recorded music at the center and filmed in and around it. The space inspired the music with its “artistically clean look” and “classical vibe,” juxtaposed with the “grungy” building materials, Thurston said. Such a combination called for music that falls somewhere between dubstep and classical, reflecting an upperclass dance world that contrasts with the grunge and darkness of the city, Thurston said.
pertaining to gender and sexuality more difficult, she said. Even since its development in 2008, the joint program has made great strides in developing a strong transnational collaboration between the two universities. This June, the National Council for Research on Women awarded the Pembroke Center the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for its impact “not only at the campus level, but local, state, regional and global levels as well,” according to the council’s press release. The council recognized Pembroke’s transnational perspective of gender, lauding its commitment to developing the next generation of feminist scholars through student and postdoctoral fellowships and initiatives in the release. The program’s success has made an important contribution to Brown’s internationalization efforts. In the past, international collaboration at Brown “mostly meant collaboration with people from Europe,” at the exclusion of other parts of the world, Wang said. “We absolutely need to expand that very restrictive view on internationalization,” she added, noting the growing importance of East Asia in today’s globalized economy. Brown’s internationalization campaign, one of former president Ruth Simmons’ main priorities under the Plan for Academic Enrichment, has provided the momentum to get
the Nanjing-Brown program off the ground, Wang said. The Nanjing-Brown partnership will continue to expand its collaboration efforts in the coming academic year, with the vice president of Nanjing University expected to visit this October. The partnership may also extend its joint program to include the Chinese University in Hong Kong, making it “more transnational (and) more diverse,” she said. Brown already has an established connection with the Hong Kong-based university, whose faculty also attended the June conference in Nanjing. Originally, the Nanjing-Brown program planned to add joint MA and PhD programs, and it is currently working with Brown’s Development Office to seek external funding and internal resources necessary for the program’s further development, Wang said. The Pembroke Center, home to the editorial offices of the journal of feminist cultural studies entitled Differences, will shortly be releasing the journal’s 2012 issue of translated critical essays relating to gender, sexuality, revolution and modernity in Chinese cinema, according to the program’s website. Wang is the issue’s special guest editor, along with Distinguished Visiting Fellow Chengzhou He, the Nanjing director of the joint program.
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/ / Football page 1 Evans ’14 — whom Estes called the “sleeper that’s been in the wings” — will be one of those new faces, coming in to complement the skills of veterans Tellef Lundevall ’13 and Jonah Fay ’12.5 with his “fast, good hands.” Estes said the Bears will mostly be playing with three receivers this year, which Donnelly said would still leave the team with “more than enough weapons” and allow the offense to spread opponents out defensively. Though this shift is certainly a change for a Brown team, which has used spread formations with four and five receivers in recent years, Donnelly said the personnel changes give the Bears “more of a chance to mix things up.” Offensive Coordinator Frank Sheehan said the squad will also increase its emphasis on physicality and running the ball more effectively. The Bears finished sixth in the conference for rushing offense last season with 1,261 rushing yards overall. Bruno’s rushing attack will be led by standout running back Mark Kachmer ’13, who led the team with 569 rushing yards last season. He will be joined by Spiro Theodhosi ’12.5, a “great northsouth runner” who was out with knee problems for two years, Estes said. “Our running game can really help us,” Estes said. “We need to hang our hats on keeping the ball moving.” It will be important for the team to not focus too heavily on either the rush game or pass game, but instead on how to best combine their strengths to create an offense that is both effec-
tive and difficult for defenders to read, Sheehan said. “It’s tough to move the ball 80 yards at four yards a clip,” he added. “We’re like the Jekyll and Hyde of Ivy football — we may be playing ‘I-formation’ one week, shotgun position the next.” A trifecta of solid tight ends will help power the reconfigured offense as well. Alex Harris ’13, Andrew Marks ’14 and Alex Viox ’15 will give the team “a flexibility on offense we haven’t had in the past,” Estes said. Though they each have different strengths and can take on varying roles, the combination will allow them to create mismatches on defense, he said. Going into last year’s game against Dartmouth — the second to last of the season — the Bears had gone six weeks without a loss and were only one game behind league leader Harvard. A 2008 championship repeat was not out of the question and hopes were high, but the Bears fell to their next two opponents to end in a four-way tie for second place. With this collapse behind him, Estes said he was excited for the season and believed strongly in this year’s team, explaining that sports writers “always pick us in the middle of the pack, but we still end up near the top.” The Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll predicted a fourth-place finish for Brown, with Harvard coming in first for the second year in a row. Donnelly echoed a similarly positive sentiment. “A lot of people who write about Ivy League football have said Brown’s offense is down,” he said. “But I think we can prove a lot of people wrong.”
/ / Coin page 1 40th annual International Numismatic Convention. He bought the coin for $250,000 and tried to sell it for around $350,000, according to the complaint. What he did not know was that the coin was actually fake. After his arrest, an expert declared the coins to be forgeries. But the criminal charges still applied since Weiss believed the coins to be real at the time of the arrest, according to court documents. The forged tetradrachm and two other fake ancient coins — decadrachms — were allegedly found in his possession at the time of his
arrest. Authentic versions of these coins are worth approximately $1.2 million apiece. Weiss believed that all three coins — purportedly found in Sicily — were authentic and found after 1909, he told a Manhattan court July 3. He acknowledged that he was aware of Italian law at the time. Under the Italian Code of the Cultural and Landscape Heritage, all antiquities found in Italy after 1909 are property of Italy. According to the complaint, Weiss was recorded by a confidential informant saying, “There’s no paperwork. I know this is a fresh coin, this was dug up a few years ago. … This was dug up two
years ago. I know where this came from.” Weiss also told Investigator John Freck of the New York County District Attorney’s Office that the coin was “freshly dug,” according to the complaint. It was therefore property of the Italian government. In recent years, Italy has demanded the return of various artifacts taken from the country as a result of looting. Both the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles have agreed to return antiquities looted from Italy.
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Alum draws praise for film on Chinese dissident By CLAIRE SCHLESSINGER STAFF WRITER
First-time filmmaker Alison Klayman ’06, director of “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” cited two experiences that prepared her for the challenges of making an awardwinning documentary about influential Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei. The first was living on an organic farm, where participants work in exchange for food and shelter. This experience taught her to “do whatever is required.” And when filming Ai Weiwei, a big man with big ideas and plans, “nothing,” she said, “was happening at my convenience.” The second experience came during an earlier job in China, when Klayman was the personal assistant of famous Chinese actress Liu Yifei. Klayman worked for her during a six-month long movie shoot and became accustomed to being entirely at the mercy of someone else’s schedule — a skill she said was necessary during the three years she followed Ai as he negotiated art exhibits, family visits and altercations with the police. ‘A moving target’ Jen Fineran, the editor of the film, wrote in an email to The Herald that “telling his story was like chasing a moving target.” Though Ai was “gracious and open about the access he gave me,” Klayman said, he was also spontaneous and impulsive. She would “try to anticipate” what his next move might be, but some events
were unforeseeable to either of them, she said. After Klayman returned to New York to edit the footage, Ai, whose use of social media blurs the line between art and activism, disappeared. He was detained by the Chinese government for 81 days. Klayman said the most concerned she had been during her involvement with Ai was not during an altercation with the Chinese police, but when she was home in New York and learned of Ai’s imprisonment. When they learned of Ai’s disappearance, Fineran was in the middle of editing a video of Ai’s comments on Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient jailed by the Chinese government. In the video, Ai said the Nobel Prize is a “great reward” for government critics who suffer for their activism. Klayman “preferred to be on the other side of the camera,” but Ai’s disappearance, in light of her recent documentary footage, brought her into the limelight more quickly than she had hoped. She capitalized on the media attention to raise awareness about what was happening to Ai. Exposing the system The film blends in-depth chronicles of Ai’s social media usage and activism, including a mission he went on to collect the names of all the students who had died during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, snapshots of encounters with the authorities — including an assault that required him to undergo brain surgery
— perspectives of art pundits and snippets of his personal life. Fineran said the approach was a “low-key, intimate and in-the-moment observation” that spanned three years. The driving story arc is his Sichuan earthquake involvement. In response to his activism, government officials beat him. In the film, he embarks on a mission to expose what he calls the illegitimacy of the Chinese system by playing exactly by its rules in seeking justice — which he never obtains. With a documentary about current events, it is hard to know how to conclude the film, Klayman said, because the story will keep changing. After learning of his imprisonment during post-production, Klayman returned to China to film more of his story. The film ends with his release. Klayman said there have not yet been political repercussions from the film. She said she does not see “Never Sorry” as “an anti-China film,” but rather thinks it has been “overwhelmingly viewed as an important film for Chinese people.” She attributes much of the success of the film to the rise of China and international “hopes and fears” for China’s future. This film might not have drawn so much interest or been as potent before events such as the Arab Spring and Wikileaks brought issues such as government censorship and oppression into the public consciousness, she said. The leading character also helped bring the film success. His arrest
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Alison Klayman ’06 directed “Never Sorry,” an award-winning documentary on Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. launched him into the public eye — so much so that he was a runner-up for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2011. ArtReview Magazine named Ai the most powerful figure in the art world. A portrait of a hero
Klayman, Fineran and Adam Schlesinger, the producer, all said the compelling nature of the documentary’s protagonist was what inspired them to be involved in the project. Klayman, who had moved to China, started filming Ai as part of an exhibit her roommate was curating. Always trailing him with a camera made it easy for the short video to develop into something more ambitious, she said. Schlesinger said once he heard about the project, it was “sort of a no-brainer.” He appreciated Klayman’s “collaborative” approach, which he said is not always the case for first-time filmmakers. Both he and Fineran marveled at the access Ai granted Klayman. Klayman portrayed him as a “hero figure and very human, with his faults,” Schlesinger said, which he cited as a driving force behind the film’s success. Klayman has received accolades for her first film. “Never Sorry” won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and has a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a site that aggregates critics’ reviews. Klayman said she hopes to approach her future in filmmaking through themes of freedom of expression and transparency with strong characters. Though Klayman chalks her involvement with Ai up to serendipity, Fineran wrote in an email to The Herald that such a tale does not give the newcomer enough credit. “I think she prepared for that opportunity, and she put herself in the right place at the right time,” Fineran wrote. “Other filmmakers — first time or experienced — could have easily dropped the proverbial ball, but she didn’t.”
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Water polo goes 3-2 at men’s invitational By Maria Acabado Sports Staff Writer
The men’s water polo team (10-2) won three of five matches at the Princeton Invitational this weekend. The Bears won 21-4 against California Lutheran University (1-3), 12-6 against Bucknell University (4-3) and 11-3 against George Washington University (4-4). Bruno fell 9-8 to Johns Hopkins University and 14-8 to the undefeated University of California at Los Angeles (7-0). Coach Felix Mercado emphasized the importance of the team’s defensive effort in its victories over Cal Lutheran and Bucknell. Goalkeeper Walker Shockley ’14 led the defense with seven saves against the Kingsmen and six saves against the Bison. “Defensively, we limited their scoring opportunities, so for us, that’s where it starts,” Mercado said. “Offensively, we were able to have patience, and whatever those teams were giving us, we took advantage of it and put the ball in the back of the cage.” “But overall, it starts with our defense,” he added. Though Shockley saved five shots
/ / Thiel page 8 Intelligence isn’t enough — we need someone when the dark times eventually come,” Gibson said. Field had that “grittiness,” Gibson said, as well at what he referred to as “a tremendous track record,” citing his numerous internships. “He is extraordinarily talented, and meeting him in person, you realize he has this incredible spark and an enormous amount of creativity.” After seeing the other finalists’ pitches, Field said he was shocked to hear he was selected, immediately calling Wallace. “Evan was in the middle of (teaching a) class,” Field said. After being told it was not a good time to talk, Field let Wallace in on the good news. “He’s normally really reserved and shy, but he just went ‘OH MY GOD!’” Leaving Brown behind All the while, Field said he still misses Brown. “The longer I was at Brown, the more I learned about different techniques, and my skills as a programmer improved,” he said. “I don’t think you’ll ever replicate the people, and that’s what I’ll really miss. I’ll miss all of my
against John Hopkins and six against UCLA, the Bears still fell short. Svetozar Stefanovic’s ’13 strong performances against Johns Hopkins and UCLA were also not enough to overcome their opponents. He scored three goals in the first game and two in the second, and James McNamara ’14, Henry Fox ’15 and Nick Deaver ’15 also contributed goals in both matches. Mercado admitted that the team “didn’t play well” against the Blue Jays or the Bruins, but said he realized the potential to use the losses as a learning experience. “There’s never such a thing as a good loss, but we’re able to see what we need to do,” Mercado said. “We can address and improve. We don’t like to lose, but I’d rather lose now than at the end of the season.” The Bears will face the Colonials again next weekend, and Mercado said it would be important for his team to not “overlook anything” in the rematch. “What we did today doesn’t matter next Saturday,” Mercado said. “If we show up to play defense, we’re going to score as many goals as we need to against a team.”
friends and the incredible community at Brown.” But he soon warmed to the idea of leaving Brown. “I figured it was almost like an independent study, just you don’t get course credit, it’s a little bit longer and you get paid,” he said. The fellowship’s requirement to leave the college system behind for two years has caused controversy as some critics fear the fellowship is causing students — many of whom would reap the benefits of college both inside and outside the classroom — to begin to question the value of higher education, as the New Yorker reported in its profile. These critics reportedly believe staunch libertarian Thiel, who called for “an escape from politics in all its forms” in an essay and believes government to be antithetical to technology, uses the fellowship to further an anti-government agenda. But it was the departure from Brown, not the politics, that gave Field pause about his decision. “He struggled — it was not easy for him to leave,” Sall said. But she said she was not surprised that he had chosen a less traditional path, pointing to his strong desire to apply what he had learned at Brown to practical projects. “This guy, in 20 years, is going to be
sports monday 5 / / Soccer page 8 every day.” “Right now, we’re focused on improving each game and practice,” McDuff said. “We can’t allow ourselves to be complacent. This early in the season, it’s all about getting better each day. We always like to play a tough nonconference schedule — we have high goals in the Ivy League and national scale, so want to play the best teams we can.” At Stevenson Field on Friday Aug. 31, the Bears earned a 1-0 season opening win over URI after McNamara netted a penalty kick in the 23rd minute. McNamara led the offense with four shots, including three on goal, and Belair followed suit with three shots. The tournament continued through Labor Day, when Tommy Arns ’15 scored his first career goal in the 42nd minute to lead the Bears to their second 1-0 shutout of the weekend. “It was great to see Tommy score the game-winning goal against PC,” McDuff said. “He has brought a lot of energy to the squad this year.” Remick was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while Markes, Robertson and rookie Tariq Akeel ’16 earned All-Tournament Team honors. After a few days of rest, the team returned to action Friday and earned its third consecutive shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over Cleveland State. Bruno took the lead a mere ten minutes into the game when Remick scored a goal with an assist from rookie James Lochhead ’16. The Bears’ offense remained aggressive through the second half, peppering the goal with seven shots, but it was not until the last twelve minutes of the game that Robertson knocked in a final goal to ensure Bruno’s win.
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The men’s soccer team hopes to capitalize on a pair of opening wins against URI and Providence College. “This was another solid shutout win for us and a great all-around team effort,” Belair said. “They were a team that liked to possess the ball, but the forwards and midfielders provided enough pressure that allowed the backs to eliminate their dangerous attacks.” But yesterday afternoon, the team suffered a 1-0 loss to Fordham. “We started the game a bit sloppy,” McDuff said. “Sunday games are always tough — we call them ‘letdown games.’ There is such quick turnaround from Friday to Sunday … and we were of course tired from an emotional win Friday night.” Fordham took advantage early in the game, as defender Kalle Sotka scored in the tenth minute. McDuff then left the game with an injury, weakening the backline and giving Tim Whalen ’16 an opportunity to enter the game. Early in the second half, a red card was called on Maurey, putting
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Deconstructing constructive irreverence At Convocation last Wednesday, President Christina Paxson gave a compelling speech addressing the importance of “constructive irreverence” in students’ academic pursuits. She advocated that students use the “unparalleled independence” we are afforded in a “thoughtful and responsible manner.” But Paxson also warned that disrespectful criticism “will obstruct your ability to learn and ultimately limit your ability to effect change in the world.” We believe this message is a laudable and important one, and one that Brunonians should keep in mind as we begin the new semester. Paxson supported this philosophy by describing the University’s history of slavery and discrimination, noting that “liberty was not universal” when the University was founded. These past injustices lend credence to the importance of challenging unjust social institutions. She noted that it was University co-founder Moses Brown, not his brother John, a merchant and slave trader, who opposed the institution of slavery and “called into question some of the most ingrained social norms that prevailed at the time.” The constructive irreverence of Moses Brown and others like him is responsible for the greater equality we enjoy today. The warning against destructive irreverence, so to speak, can often be forgotten in the joyful spirit of Convocation and the start of the semester, but it is worth revisiting as we begin a new school year. It is too easy to become complacent and never seek out opposing viewpoints, but the failure to do so limits our intellectual horizons. While we do not advocate taking opposing views just to be contrary, it requires bravery to differ from the norm. While we may disagree with certain viewpoints, it is essential that we be able to distinguish the opinion from the person stating it. We must also be careful not to thoughtlessly reject viewpoints that differ from our own. Anyone with the temerity to articulate an opposing view deserves to be treated with respect. Paxson included an anecdote about her own freshman year of college, when she set out to criticize a proof of St. Anselm only to be told that she did not fully understand it. When she eventually decided to argue the opposing viewpoint with “the respect that it deserved,” she realized that the suggestion that she reconsider her understanding of what she believed was “some of the best advice I ever received as a student.” As we start classes this semester, we can all benefit from the reminder that we should always be considerate of those with whom we disagree. Sometimes, the greatest intellectual benefit can arise from considering another point of view. Editorials are written by The Herald’s editorial page board. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cl arific ation An article in Friday’s Herald (“Higgs boson breakthrough fueled by U. professors,” Sept. 7) stated that Gerald Guralnik, professor of physics at Brown, and his colleague Carl Hagen collaborated on a paper proposing the existence of the Higgs boson. British scientist Tom Kibble also collaborated on the paper.
Due to an editing error, a caption in Friday’s Herald corresponding to an article about the Higgs boson particle (“Higgs boson breakthrough fueled by U. professors ,” Sept. 7) incorrectly implied that the described research had led to proof of the existence of the Higgs boson. As the article describes, the research instead led to evidence that a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson needed to complete the Standard Model exists. The Herald regrets the error. An article in Friday’s Herald (“U.’s financial future on unstable path, report finds,” Sept. 7) incorrectly stated that the University’s expense ratio decreased by 22 percent. In fact, it had increased by that amount. The Herald regrets the error.
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Chick-fil-A and the First Amendment By charlie Pfaff Opinions Columnist Let’s quickly recap what has happened with Chick-fil-A in the past month or so, since we as Brown students haven’t gotten much of a chance to discuss it yet. Company president Dan Cathy said in an interview that he was “guilty as charged” of standing against gay marriage, choosing instead to define marriage as between a man and a women. In response, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed strong disapproval. Jim Henson Company cancelled a deal to allow Chick-fil-A to use the Muppets intellectual property for their kids’ meal toys, and Chick-fil-A supporter and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” Aug. 1. Needless to say, there’s been a ton of debate on both sides, and here are the key talking points: the First Amendment, free speech, freedom of religion, government power, homosexuality — and how it appears in the Bible. There’s a lot of ways I could tackle this problem, so let me get my biases out of the way: I support gay marriage. I believe that homosexuality is not a choice made by individuals but rather part of a deeper inherent nature, and I believe that nowadays established religion, especially Christianity, occasionally does more harm than good.
Also, I was raised in Chicago — Cubs over the Red Sox, if you make me choose. I don’t have the space to address everything, so I want to focus on the debate over the First Amendment, because misunderstanding and abusing the freedom of speech is something that bothers me in any situation. There are always going to be differences in opinion regarding faith-based issues, but the importance of freedom of speech is something that both sides can agree on.
for government officials to ban Chick-fil-A in their cities for its president’s beliefs, this being a violation of freedom of religion. This is the people’s government, though, and if the citizens of Boston and Chicago want to prevent another Chick-fil-A from being put up in their town, there’s nothing that the First Amendment can do to stop them. What really bothers me is when people pull out the First Amendment as if it’s some kind of fireproof shield for being an
This is the people’s government, though, and if the citizens of Boston and Chicago want to prevent another CFA from being put up in their town, there’s nothing that the First Amendment can do to stop them. The First Amendment reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Chick-fil-A is not an establishment of religion. It is an establishment of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. Congress isn’t allowed to say that Dan Cathy is forbidden from going to church, and by extension, Menino and Emanuel aren’t allowed to say that either. Additionally, it’s illegal
insensitive jerk, especially when their logic is flawed. Self-proclaimed Christian crusaders need to stop acting as if they’re being victimized. Are there atheists who are far too in-your-face about their views? Absolutely. But it’s ridiculous to think that there is some kind of assault being mounted from the left that’s seeking to topple all of religion. Huckabee was recently interviewed on Fox News, and he literally used the phrase “bigotry toward Christians.” Huckabee then went on to accuse Emanuel of “censor(ing) commerce.” Give me a break. It’s true that the opposition to Chick-fil-
A has some flaws. Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno said that in order for him to allow a Chick-fil-A in his district, among other conditions, Dan Cathy would have to issue a public apology. This isn’t the right move. Cathy legitimately should not have to apologize for his honesty, because in fairness, the things he said were not hate speech. That said, the citizens of Chicago, Boston and all other cities are free to boycott whichever business they choose. The debate over homosexuality and gay marriage is absolutely the civil rights debate of our generation. We are slowly, inexorably moving towards tolerance, and anybody who insists on staying behind is going to start looking like the men, women and children who protested black suffrage and Ruby Bridges attending a desegregated school. Ultimately, the issue is not going to be won by chief executive officers or government officials — it’s going to be decided by the people. Citizens need to vote with their wallets, but they also need to realize what they’re voting about. Dining at Chick-filA is an action that gives money to an organization that can then use that money to support anti-gay measures. With this knowledge in hand, if you still choose to eat there, then gladly enjoy your chicken sandwich. But don’t pretend that you are a defender of the Bill of Rights. Charlie Pfaff ’14 is an economics concentrator and will stick with Chicken Finger Fridays from now on. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A humanist’s call to arms By claire gianotti Opinions Columnist
A Martian mission, the Higgs boson, thought-controlled robots — Brown has constantly been in the news this summer for its great contributions to scientific research. Universities such as Brown are at the head of advancements in knowledge from archaeology to biomedical engineering. This focus has allowed humankind to advance tremendously in the footsteps of its pioneering scholars. The advancements are a result of a comparatively recent attitude driving scholarship, termed by Yale professor Anthony Kronman as the “research ideal.” Research has become the organizing principle of higher education around the world. The focus on pioneering new fields has worked remarkably well for scientific disciplines and is aligned with the very spirit of the sciences themselves. The funding and support for such projects that advance our knowledge and understanding of the scientific and intellectually obscure proves their efficacy to society. The research fever is contagious. The University is now, from all sides, a research institution, dominated by and profiting from this scientific spirit. Research is not only the underlying principle of sciences but also of the humanities, changing the discipline at its very foundation. The very way we organize humanities, into disciplines defined primarily by research methods and focus, is done to systematically facilitate the University as an innovation machine.
A humanities education in this country used to compel students to strive to answer pressing and challenging new questions in a world with increasingly secular values. Is it possible to live a meaningful life in a godless world? Can a man or woman determine the meaning of his or her own life? A university strives to provide an intellectual community of scholars and students to grapple with these questions together, accessing the collective wisdom of the past. Even classics, a discipline formed by the civilizations upon which it focuses, has felt the heat. Seminar talks center on new find-
looked, sounded and thought very differently, but the constancy of the human condition keeps the remnants of past civilizations relevant to the education of new generations. It is an education that is ethical without being dogmatic, a pedagogy that allows for the freedom of the individual and requires membership of society. These are values essential to American culture. Unlike its subject peers across campus, those humanistic disciplines housed in the structures of old are not benefiting from the transformation. In fact, the research spirit undermines this older ideal of a secular hu-
This country provides the opportunity, but it remains for students to stay stubborn against the call of the “next step.” ings based on innovative readings of ancient plays and even more ancient epic poetry. Archaeological findings challenge or supplement the handed-down accounts of historians. The humanities have followed suit in large part to follow funding. The humanities provide an answer apart from religious doctrine but not reliant on solely individual discretion. They educate students as inheritors of a holistic legacy, and as members of a community that transcends time, space, language, systems of government, religious movements and even philosophical notions of ethics. Kronman describes this legacy as “structures of meaning” — all of which are manmade, and none of which are immortal. At various stages of history, our world has
manist. Today, students of the humanities are compelled to be specialists, concentrating in particular disciplines, languages, media, societies and cultures. This is true in large part because of the demands of preparing for a life after college. Whether joining the workforce or continuing with graduate school, both employers and admissions panels like to see applicants with strong backgrounds in necessary skill sets. The efficacy of specialization is an economic principle originating perhaps with the distinction between hunters and gatherers. Post-Adam Smith and the advent of the assembly line, the modern industrial world is defined by this principle of specialization. More can be accomplished if workers spe-
cialize, and this is as true among professors as among factory workers. The typical American university allows us access to a true and well-rounded humanities education. And the educational system still values generalists. This country provides the opportunity, but it remains for students to stay stubborn against the call of the “next step” and believe in our own value and integrity as individuals — not as tools to be sharpened for a determined task. As subscribers to the amorphous New Curriculum, we Brown students must work harder to endow our education with a sense of moral purpose. Without a core curriculum, we must continue to push ourselves outside of our comfort zones. A sense of right and wrong, an understanding of human nature, a respect for human accomplishments and deference to its limits will inform what we do as much as any learned expertise. Nor should American universities let the research ideal overshadow their unique role in the formation of our minds and the cultivation of our souls. An awareness of those “structures of meaning” handed down to us from the past will make for a better generation of leaders. As University students we share the responsibility to use Brown’s resources to ethically prepare ourselves for challenges ahead while infusing society with a renewed sense of moral responsibility, one that is grounded in our own understanding of the humanities. Claire Gianotti ’13 is a pretentious and militant classics concentrator and can be reached at email@example.com.
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Imagine winning $100,000 to forgo the traditional college experience. This is what happened to Brown undergraduate Dylan Field — formerly ’13.5 — when he was awarded the prestigious Thiel Fellowship in May to work on a technology startup that will allow users to creatively express themselves online. The Thiel Fellowship, which announced its first fellows in 2011, chooses 20 “creative and motivated young people” under 20 years of age each year, according to its website. Recipients are given $100,000 each to leave college and instead transform their ideas into successful startups. Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, created the fellowship to support technological projects that would push the limits of what people think is possible. Thiel believes education is part of the establishment that holds back development of technological advancements and innovations, according to a profile of Thiel featured in the New Yorker. Instead of studying humanities or sciences, Thiel argues that students should dive right into the field of entrepreneurship he believes will help society the most: technology. And when the opportunity to do this came along for Field, he accepted it, leaving Brown behind to live in California and be mentored by some of the nation’s brightest minds. The path less traveled Apart from appearances in a CNBC documentary and on the “Today” show, Field has kept himself busy doing exactly what the fellowship intended — working on the software for his startup. “What we are trying to do is make it so that anyone can be creative by creating free, simple, creative tools in a browser,” Field said in the documentary. Without the hefty price tag and long acclimation process of programs like Photoshop, the program will help people create pieces and manipulate images that match the taste level and creative vision of what he called their “inner artists,” Field said. “Think about it as taking some of the ‘pro’ features of Photoshop and making those available to everyone,” he said. Field and his startup partner Evan Wallace ’12 are starting by constructing an in-browser photo editing process “to create things online that normally you wouldn’t be able to,” Field explained. The idea has evolved since Field’s initial pitch. “At first we were looking at 3-D content generation,” he said. “What we are doing now is mainly segmentation.” This feature refers to the ability to cut people or objects out of an image and displace them into other images. “I think it will be an amazing tool to help people unleash their creativity,” Field said. Mike Gibson, the Thiel Foundation’s vice president for grants, said he looks forward to what Field will accomplish. “He has a wonderful blend — he is obviously technically very talented — but he also has a sense and intuition for the art that he will use in his current project, which is blending art and engineering.”
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Dylan Field, recipient of the Thiel Fellowship, is using the $100,000 award to develop photo-editing software. A Muggle’s attempt at magic When Field started college, he initially intended to follow the traditional path by pursuing a degree in math and computer science and graduating after four years. During a recent “Today” show interview, Field said his goals were similar to those of many first-years — to discover himself and the world around him. Despite attending Brown for just five semesters, Field told The Herald he was able to take a variety of classes and meet friends who helped him have an enjoyable college experience. “I loved everything about Brown,” he said. “Just being with friends and late-night talks ... it’s not all about what I learned, but about the people I have met.” “He is genuinely interested in what other people are doing all the time,” said Madeline Sall ’13, who has known Field since freshman year. “Even things that he doesn’t know that much about, he really wants to know what you are thinking and what your opinions are.” Field did more than take classes within CS — by his junior year, he cochaired the CS Departmental Undergraduate Group with David Trejo ’13. “The computer science department at Brown is a really tight-knit, awesome group of people and so that was really hard to step away from,” Field said. Being an involved member of the CS department led to one of Field’s most notable achievements as a student — organizing the New England College Hackathon in 2011, which attracted 150 students and notable speakers. “He almost single-handedly organized it,” Trejo said. Field’s passion for computer science started at a young age. “It might sound a bit silly, but I think computer programming is pretty much the closest thing we have to magic,” he said. In a reference to growing up with the “Harry Potter” series, Field said he found programming and technology to be akin to a Muggle’s attempt at magic. This early interest led to an impressive slate of internships — including one with O’Reilly Media — and conference attendances as early as high school. These experiences allowed him to form connections and make relationships with people in the social media and technology industries.
It was through one of these internships that Dylan was offered the opportunity to take off the spring semester of his junior year as Technical Product Management Intern at Flipboard Inc. Field viewed the internship opportunity as similar to a semester abroad. “I wanted a new perspective on Brown and really to be able to appreciate all of the amazing resources that were available,” he said. “I also wanted to learn more about design entrepreneurship.” The technology games It was during this time off from school that Field decided to apply for the Thiel Fellowship after consulting with Wallace, his startup partner. “I doubted that I would end up doing it, and even if I were to get it by some off, crazy chance, I’d probably go back to Brown in the fall,” he said. At first his parents were skeptical about the idea of Field taking a longterm leave from Brown. “I was sort of secretly hoping that maybe he wouldn’t get (the application) in on time and that submit button didn’t get pushed,” his mother Beth Field said during the “Today” show segment. “They totally did not want me to apply. They tried to distract me from the application process, inviting me out to dinner and stuff,” Field said. But as Field advanced in the fellowship’s qualifying rounds, they warmed to the idea, becoming as excited as Field when he was one of 40 finalists — out of a pool of more than 500 applicants — brought into San Francisco to present his idea. “Everyone was incredible. I have no idea how the foundation chose between all the finalists because I was so impressed with everyone that was there. These people are insanely brilliant, and it was a total honor,” Field said. “There is the hard, difficult decision,” said Gibson, vice president at the Thiel Foundation. “There are some tough calls, so we want to give a lot of thought and attention to who we are picking.” Besides the more obvious traits of intelligence and creativity that the board and its network look for in the candidates, a certain toughness is also a key attribute. “Entrepreneurship is a very difficult enterprise — there are going to be highs, and there are going to be lows. / / Thiel page 5
Out of the glitz and glamour of New York City, the CorkScrew Theater Company has blossomed into fruition as another alumni-heavy theater group. Founded in mid-June by three Brown alums — Meredith Mosbacher ’11.5, Ted Cava ’11 and Daniel Gonon ’12 — along with Jonathan Gordon and Auden Thornton, the company debuted their inaugural show, “Ecology of a Visit,” in August. The CorkScrew Theater Company was founded on the idea of putting on accessible theater, while simultaneously exploring the intimate and complicated realities of day-to-day human interactions through the use of nonarchetypal characters, according to Mosbacher. Its members wanted to put on shows that “investigated those moments where we don’t know whether to laugh or cry … that razor’s edge that feels like the twisting of a corkscrew,” she said. Mosbacher moved to New York in March, where she began conversations with fellow Brown theater alums regarding the creation of a company. “I got a group of people together who I respected a lot as performers,” Mosbacher said. Together with Gordon and Thornton, an actress and childhood friend of Mosbacher’s, the group began to discuss ideas they sought to incorporate in their debut piece. “Ecology of a Visit” came out of a collaboration with Brendan Pelsue ’08, whom Mosbacher said she has
admired since they met. He had the ability to evoke multiple emotions at once, something she was seeking in her company. Each member of the group had input in the creation of the script, she said. Both Gonon and Mosbacher said their college theater experiences helped prepare them for this next step. Gonon said though he was primarily an actor during his time at Brown, he felt comfortable working with multiple facets of theater production. “In a company, you know that you are more than the title given in the program,” Gonon said. “Ecology of a Visit” follows the story of four friends in an isolated cabin in Maine, where they find their calm evening ruined by an unexpected visitor. The play sought to address “the boundaries we put up and how we communicate in that context, and what happens to situations when those boundaries are let loose or those safety valves are exposed,” Mosbacher said. The name of the play, based in part on a line in the show referring to the set as “a little closed ecosystem,” reflects these social situations, Gonon said. “It was a wonderful opportunity to work with friends that are so talented and different, but bring things to the table as a result,” said Mosbacher. “And it is nice to have control and take ownership of something from start to finish,” she added. With every show performing to a full house, Mosbacher said the company’s success has encouraged them to collaborate again in the future.
Bears start strong on march back to NCAAs By Alexandra conway sports staff writer
The 2011 season for the men’s soccer team was filled with success — the team reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season after earning a co-Ivy League championship with a 4-1-2 conference record and a 12-5-3 overall mark. With a 3-1 overall record to date, the Bears, ranked 22nd in the most recent national poll, look to be on track to build on last season’s success. The team opened its season last weekend at the Ocean State Soccer Classic, beating in-state rival University of Rhode Island 1-0 and then going on to shut out Providence College by the same tally. This weekend, Bruno hosted its annual Dunkin’ Donuts Brown Soccer Classic, defeating Cleveland State University 2-0 Friday before losing a hard-fought battle to Fordham University 1-0. Though the team graduated eight seniors last year, including three of last season’s top four scorers, eight firstyear players will join the returnees. “All seven of our seniors this year are outstanding leaders with strong personalities,” said Head Coach Pat-
rick Laughlin. “They are capable of so much in so many ways and add so much to the team. They push the team … they know what Brown men’s soccer means and really motivate the underclassmen.” The Bears’ backline will feature the most experience. All four defensive starters — First Team All-Ivy defender Dylan Remick ’13, co-captains Ryan McDuff ’13 and Eric Robertson ’13, and Alex Markes ’15 — return in front of goalie Sam Kernan-Schloss ’13. “This year, after losing lots of seniors who were attack-minded players, the backline is a big area of responsibility for the team,” Remick said. “Maybe we won’t be able to score as many goals, so defense is definitely going come into play.” The offense will be bolstered by the return of midfielders Bobby Belair ’13 and Thomas McNamara ’13, who are both back in action after sustaining injuries last year, along with Ben Maurey ’15, Daniel Taylor ’15, Voltaire Escalona ’14 and Jose Salama ’14. “Missing an entire season due to injury is frustrating both mentally and physically,” Belair said. “You have to be able to balance rehabbing yourself back to health and fitness, support and help the team / / Soccer page 5