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December 14, 2006

It has been my pleasure to be Aaron Field’s advertising design supervisor during his employment at the Ball State Daily News for one and a half years. Aaron also completed his internship under my supervision. I am pleased to be able to write this letter of nomination for Aaron. I have been consistently impressed by both Aaron’s attitude towards his work and his performance on the job. During his stay at the Ball State Daily News, he has been highly motivated to learn as much as he could and perform to his best capacities. He frequently put in time after hours to complete the work that needed to be done. He asked for feedback on a daily basis and accepted constructive criticism with maturity. He has understood his limitations as an inexperienced designer and observed the other designers closely in order to improve his own skills. Aaron has several strengths but his main strength, from my observations, is he is always willing to meet any challenge brought on by his position. Halfway through his employment at the Ball State Daily News we rearranged all of the procedures. This doubled the amount of worked we expected from Aaron on a daily basis. Aaron rose to the challenge and took the opportunity to get to know his sales representatives and clients needs more fully. Each advertisement he began to design became more personal with this approach, which made for better customer service and satisfaction. Aaron consistently showed this type of enthusiasm towards every advertisement and project assigned. Aaron has amazing design skills and a keen eye for how to place graphical elements together within a limited space. Aaron’s creativity shines through pieces such as the full page Daily News house ad for color where he arranged a formal photo shoot and built the prop for our model to “pop” through. The piece has gotten rave reviews from clients, students and faculty. The ads were then turned into promotional pieces given to clients to help us “up-sell” color in advertisements. While the piece also allowed them to choose a spot color from the opposite side which is our color chart. Aaron was one of three participating designers in our Daily News logo contest. His five logos were put up to high scrutiny against the other designers, but in the end Aaron won for his logo design with an amazing 90% of the votes from faculty and student staff members of the Daily News.

I was completely impressed with Aaron’s patience and dedication to our clients. For example, his work with our Student Government Association to complete a template for their weekly “spotlight” ads took several times of “tweaking”, but he never blinked an eye just kept reworking his design until it was finally perfect. Working on a daily basis with two other designers can present a challenge, but Aaron loved the interaction. Together him and his fellow designers put together a spectacular Renter’s Guide cover scheduling a photo shoot and laying out the design. Watching the designers interact together and Aaron’s leadership role was impressive to me. In summary, Aaron displayed the qualities of a great advertising designer. He is dependable, motivated and in tune with the needs of his clientele. He works well with colleagues and administration and is able to learn from those around him. I highly recommend him for designer of the year; I personally could not think of a better choice. Sincerely,

Joy Coleman Ball State Daily News Advertising Creative Specialist

December 19, 2006 The Ball State Daily News has taught me many things about advertising, working with clients, and professional skills within an advertising field. But, if I were asked what one of the most beneficial experiences I have had at the Daily News, it would be working with Aaron Fields. Aaron and I began working together at the Daily News at the same time, in May of 2005. I did not know Aaron previous to us working together, but we quickly became very good friends. Starting a new job can always be stressful and difficult, but having Aaron at my side, learning and laughing with me was a great comfort. I had the great opportunity to work with him for over a year at the Daily News and in many other class projects. Aaron is the epitome of enthusiasm. His positive attitude and sincere character make Aaron the wonderful friend, co-worker, and designer that he is. Aaron worked closely with sales representatives to help clients achieve their desired advertisements. He helped fellow designers with projects, and was always helpful and positive when critiquing others work. He went above and beyond to help his co-workers, and the leaders within the Daily News. Aaron’s creative expression through his work is refreshing and enlightening. He strives to be different and unique for each of his clientele work. He exemplifies the utmost respect and professionalism for his co-workers, and for the clients. There was never a day that I worked with Aaron when he was in a bad mood, or negative. He was always a pleasant person to work with and around. There were many times when he would take one of my bad days and turn it into a good day, just with the comfort of his friendship, his smile, and the enthusiastic nature in which Aaron possesses. Aaron’s character is present throughout his designs. His creative personality and passion for effective design made Aaron a tremendous asset and great addition to the Daily News Advertising Design team.

The Daily News has given me great opportunities, but it has most certainly given me a great friend. Aaron Fields will always be one of my favorite individuals. I hope to someday be able to work with him again. He is hard-working, enthusiastic, a great leader, and a talented designer. There is not one person who deserves this award more than Aaron. His influence at the Daily News and in my life will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Elizabeth E. Ryan Ball State Daily News Advertising Designer







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January 15, 2007 To: CNBAM From: Robert Sage Adviser and Business Manager for Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton Re: Designer of the Year I nominate Keith Hansen for CNBAM Designer of the Year. Achievement: How do you spell achievement? In my opinion, achievement can be measured in three ways: First, there is the personal satisfaction a designer gets when they know they’ve done their best work. I often hear Keith exclaim (mind you he almost never talks) “wow that’s cool!” He loves what he does! Second, there is additional pride when someone else in the newsroom recognizes the value and quality of the designer’s work. This is evidenced when all the ad executives “fight” with one another in order to get Keith to do their ads rather than another designer. Finally, when a designer receives national honors from CNBAM or ACP, this completes the trifecta. Keith has won the following awards: CNBAM:

FIRST, Best Newspaper Promotion ad/Color FIRST, Best Newspaper Promotion Campaign SECOND, Best General Media Kit/ Marketing Package SECOND, Best Electronic Banner Ad/House THIRD, Best Sales Promotion Material



Creative Strategy: In my opinion, the Daily Titan Media Kit is one of the most attractively designed media kits I’ve ever seen. Both the banner ads were extremely effective. The Best of OC banner generated over 100 fully completed questionnaires (containing 75 questions each) and the Yearbook banner, in the first week, generated 186 registered users. The remaining ads all effectively target the student audience. They fully achieved the goal in mind, either by generating significant awareness and/or motivating the reader to take a specific action.

Advertising Design: Each ad has an individual quality through the use of repetition as well as complimentary elements. As a result of the individual quality each ad stands out on its own in the newspaper. For example, the highly artistic quality of the “California Girls” typeface mirrors the curvilinear white and grey strokes. The overall composition of each ad is well balanced through the use of intentionally shaped black, white, or grey spaces. For example, the “University Village” advertisement enlists a range of grey tones to frame and accentuate important information. Sales & Marketing Material Design: Through the use of real life elements Keith grabs the viewers attention by creating a birds eye view advertisement. Keith uses various typefaces to carry the viewer through the ad. For example, in the “Now Hiring” ad he employs a hand written typeface to express a personable feel. The Daily Titan campaign is consistent through the geometric logo with a specific typeface that would be recognized as “The Daily Titan” in any scenario. The use of a comparable layout to the classifieds section creates consistency in the visual elements representing The Daily Titan. In other words, students can relate to Keith’s ads through familiarity of design concepts. The range of grayscale helps balance the stark white and black elements. The varying amounts of black, white, and grey further separate each ad as a distinctive element. Interaction: Keith, in addition to his design responsibilities, is the Production Department Manager. He has several designers who report to him. His management/leadership skills are outstanding. He is especially gifted at training the new designers so they integrate quickly into our system. Keith uses Ad Force to dummy the paper and works closely with editorial to make sure the templates are clean (e.g., no RGB/CYMK issues), photos are properly resolved and is always available any time day or night should issues develop. Keith never complains, is always cheerful, albeit quiet. He works on projects, which are not part of his job description, such as the development of a digital yearbook, which I plan to introduce to the campus some time during 2007. The digital yearbook is currently in beta ( but is being redesigned by Keith to operate more like physical book (pages turn etc.).

January 4, 2007 To: CNBAM Re: Designer of the Year For two years now I have been insisting that there be a category that would recognize our ad production manager Keith Hansen, and it gives me great pleasure to be able to nominate the greatest asset to our staff for this award. As the most senior member of the Daily Titan staff, I have seen five production people come and go, but when Keith was hired in Spring 2005 I knew there was something special about him. Keith is the type of designer that works quietly and quickly, and never complains when he is under a tight deadline. For the first part of his employment, Keith worked under an ad manager that doubted his skills, and therefore we did not see much from him. When Keith was appointed ad manager, he truly began to shine. Keith began to amaze the ad staff with his speed and ability to solve any design problem that an ad may have. Often times, it has been Keith’s design work that has sealed the deal in getting customers to sign contracts. As a production manager, Keith is able to work effectively with the design staff under him. He allows our other production people total creative freedom for their projects, while offering them helpful wisdom along the way. Keith has a different approach to teaching his staff and it works. Under Keith’s instruction our designers are beginning to win many awards and they are perfecting their design skills so that our paper looks better every day. Keith is good at everything he does, he may not talk much but his actions and attitude speak more than any other designer could ever say. Thank you for your consideration, Emily Alford Sales Manager, The Daily Titan

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To the CNBAM Judges, I hired Jenny Hong, managed her for an entire year, and have seen her development and achievement first hand. I highly recommend Jenny as Designer of the Year for the breadth and depth of ads she can innovate, her perseverance to follow through with tough ad-designs, and her desire to share and collaborate with those around her. Jenny has the ability build a brand through multiple advertising mediums. The most notable example is her ad campaign to market the new blogs-product for The Daily Pennsylvanian. She worked to refine a concept produced by a marketing-rep that was based around a microphone announcing editorial content and developed a cohesive print-advertisement. Since the product was online, she took the initiative to develop animated banner ads that brought her print-ad to life. She took a new direction with the banner ads by incorporating 3-d animation of the microphone into a simple banner ad. Some of Jenny’s most impressive qualities are her perseverance with technically and creatively challenging addesigns and her commitment to seamlessly fit all pieces of an advertisement together. She recognized the deficiencies of the Penn Music Department’s advertisements, which ran weekly, and spent countless hours developing a new presentation format for the information the Music Department wanted to advertise. Despite tough technical barriers, she was able to smoothly incorporate musical graphics with a more sophisticated and pleasing layout to sell the Music Department’s events. Jenny is exceptional at evaluating ads, rehashing ideas, and putting final touches on the ads she pushes for. Besides individual talent, Jenny recognizes that the office environment and staff dynamics are important to propel the entire department towards higher quality ad-production. She is motivated, easy to work with, and even pushed for the restructuring of the Production Department to facilitate more long-term goals such as retaining staff and pushing staff design skills. She has made the extra effort to meet one-on-one with struggling staff members to help work through ads. Ultimately, Jenny has taken an assistant manager role in the department with strong visions on how to fuel staff creativity: strong designs require initial hand-sketches free from the bounds of software, and maintaining healthy staff dynamics require the facilitation of a more social atmosphere. Jenny Hong is undoubtedly the Designer of the Year because of her attitude, her desire for constant improvement, her adaptive and exceptional design skills, and her undying devotion to push the department and the people around her to fresh, new heights. Sincerely, Duc-Minh Nguyen 2005-06 Production Manager

January 11, 2007

To the CNBAM Judges, As Advertising Advisor of The Daily Pennsylvanian for the past 14 years, I have had the opportunity to work with a large number of talented and dedicated student staff members and department managers. I can clearly rank Jenny Hong in the upper echelon of all those students because of her talent, leadership skills, dedication, motivation, hard work, and innovation. It is for this reason that I recommend Jenny Hong as Designer of the Year. Jenny joined The Daily Pennsylvanian’s production department at the beginning of the spring 2006 semester. The job of the production staff has changed over the years. It’s become more of a pre-press position, and the staff spends most of the time checking PDF files and converting files into a PDF format. Jenny joined the production team to design ad campaigns, but she understood from the beginning the importance of getting everything done by deadline, and that performing the more mundane tasks was part of the job. Jenny excelled as an ad designer from the very beginning. A key to designing effective ads to is communicate with the ad rep and the customer, to completely understand the customer’s image and selling point. Too often in the past, ads were designed that may have been visually appealing, but they did not address the message that the customer wanted to deliver. Jenny always took the time to meet with the ad rep and discuss the ad before she launched any software. In the case of Allegro Pizza, this method made all the difference. Allegro is a campus restaurant that serves pizza and other Italian foods. They also serve alcohol, including 120 brands of beer. But if you’re a Penn student, you go to Allegro’s to eat and you go to one of the campus bars to drink. So, Jenny designed a unique looking ad that emphasized the point that Allegro serves alcohol. The ad was visually appealing and drove home the message to Penn students. And, as beer sales increased, Allegro increased it’s advertising. As time passed and Jenny designed more campaigns, the sales reps started gaining more confidence in the abilities of the production department. In past semesters, some of the reps tended to shy away from allowing the production staff to create spec ads for their customers. But success breeds confidence, and during the spring and fall semesters, the demand for spec ads increased dramatically. This influx of spec ads gave the ad reps more ammunition to sell with and helped the department in bringing in new business and upselling some of our current customers.

In order to recruit students, The Daily Pennsylvanian holds an introductory meeting at the beginning of each semester. We usually run a full-page ad to announce this meeting. Our General Manager originally designed the ad, many moons ago. The ad is effective and it does get updated each semester. But we all felt that we needed something different, so Jenny was given the task of creating a new recruitment campaign. Once again, I was impressed at the way she sought out opinions and developed a strategy before she started on the computer. Jenny’s idea was to show students what DP staff members had achieved by working at the paper. The ads showed students from various departments on the business and editorial side of the paper, holding up a sample of their work with pride. The testimonial campaign took the broad idea of working for the paper and personalized it so that people could grasp the advantage of joining the newspaper team. Her ad campaign created a buzz on campus and increased attendance for the recruitment meeting. This semester, Jenny has taken on the role of assistant manager. She has expanded her role within the department, and she is now taking the new production staff under her wing and training them to be better ad designers. Jenny has always set high goals and expectations for herself, and she expects no less from everyone that she works with. As an ad designer, she is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Sincerely,

David Graham Advertising Advisor





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MEXICAN 12th Street Cantina

45 N. 12th Street, Reading Terminal Market, 215-625-0321. ($) Also located downstairs at the Bellevue at Broad and Walnut streets. 215-790-1578. A Mexican deli located in several historic locations throughout the city. We serve authentic, handcrafted dishes

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Copabanana University City

1651 E. Passyunk Avenue, 215-755-3550. ($$) The restaurant has classic, affordable mexican dishes. The pollo en mole negro is a mole-topped chicken breast served with tomato scallion rice and an avocado salad. And there is lots of tequila to drink.

Chilis Grill & Bar

3801 Chestnut Street, 215-222-7322. ($$) Serving fajitas, burgers, ribs, salads and more in a casual, fun atmosphere. Chili’s does great Southwestern specialties, like no place else! High-speed, low drag margaritas!

Copa Miami

1716 Chestnut Street, 215-568-8282. ($) The restaurant features Florida-Caribbean fusion cuisine and a nightly piano bar. Some

4000 Spruce Street, 215-382-1330. ($) With a location on campus, one at 1619 Grant Avenue, and a new location at 1716 Chestnut, Copa is celebrating more than 25 years of fun with award-winning margaritas, spanish fries, gourmet and Tex-Mex dinners. Open 365 days a year and also located at 344 South Street. Kitchen open late. All credit cards. Visit the new member of the Copa family, Copa Miami at 1716 Chestnut Street. PLEASE SEE OUR AD, PAGE 35

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chorizo, along with traditional fare, make up the affordable menu. Suckling pigs delivered.


Qdoba Mexican Grill

106 S. 13th Street, 215-546-7100. ($$) This BYOT (bring-your-own-tequila) puts a twist on the traditional Mexican cuisine. Be sure to try their seasonally changing margarita flavor.

Los Catrines & Tequila’s

1602 Locust Street, 215-546-0181. ($$) Mole poblano, ceviche, cream of black bean soup and other tasty Mexican classics, complemented by an assortment of Mexican beers. 60 different types of tequila. Specializing in margaritas.

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El Azteca

714 Chestnut Street, 215-733-0895. ($) Some of our customers have told us that when they eat in our restaurant, they feel that they are actually dining at a comfortable, cozy home in Mexico. Our atmosphere is laid back and casual. Our food is authentic, with everything prepared fresh daily. Portions are generous. Prices are very affordable.

El Rey Sol

619 South Street, 215-629-3786. ($) The best enchiladas in town! Regional Mexican Food specializing in the Texas style Mexican border cuisine. Home style tortillas for both the flour burrito and whole wheat tacos. Classic border enchilada sauces classic pumpkin sesame mole & vegetarian tamales.

El Vez

121 S. 13th Street, 215-928-9800. ($$) Yet another addition to the Stephen Starr lineup, El Vez features modern Mexican dishes served in an eclectic setting.

305 N. 33rd Street, 215-386-5687. ($$) Authentic Mexican food by acclaimed Taco Lou

Mad 4 Mex

3401 Walnut Street, 215-382-2221. ($$) Mad Mex is a unique restaurant serving funky, fresh California-Mexican food. Mad Mex offers a wide selection of micro-brewed beer as well as fresh margaritas served frozen or on the rocks in several exotic flavors. Lunch specials from $6. Half priced beer and $5 margaritas during Happy Hour.

Mexi Cali

110 S. 40th Street, 215-222-2667. ($) Mexican food with a California flavor.

Taco House

1218 Pine Street, 215-735-1880. ($) Great Mexican food at a very reasonable price. Try the burritos and enchiladas. Zagat Survery Rating is #15 in Best Buy’s.

Taco Pal

Taqueria La Veracruzana

Muchos Tacos

428 W. Girard Avenue, 215-351-9144. ($$) Las Cazuelas was established in 1999 and received the Best of Philly 2001. We have special dishes that are created by our Chef from Puebla, Mexico. Gary Lee, Washington Post says “The specialties are worth the trip!” So please come & join us for a little get away

Food Court, the Moravian Cafes, 3401 Walnut Street, 215-382-2390. ($) Perhaps the most popular relatively cheap fast food mexican food. The line’s tend to be long but the spicy chicken taco’s and bean burrito’s are worth the wait!

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Between 35th/36th St. and Spruce St., . ($) A popular food cart for lunch, MexiCali serves standard Texmex fare including a variety of burritos, nachos, tostados and tacos.

1805 John F Kennedy Boulevard, 215-5579009. ($) It’s not the “Mex” that you’d expect. Best of Philly ’96. Best of City Paper ’96 and ’97. Best Buy Zagat Survey ’97. Best of Philly Weekly ’97. Best Buy Zagat ’98. 33rd St. and South St., . ($) Mexican Food cart.

230 S. 40th Street, 215-222-2887. ($) Qdoba Mexican Grill combines fresh ingredients with an innovative combination of sauces, salsas and marinades to create nontraditional, fast-casual Mexican fare. Qdoba’s menu centers around large signature burritos that offer unique flavors, including poblano pesto, fajita ranchera and chicken molé. The menu also includes grilled quesadillas, taco salads, nachos, Naked Burritos, tacos and soup. All entrees are prepared in front of the customer and topped with personally selected ingredients, including one of five distinctive salsas.

Between 35th/36th St. and Spruce St., . ($) Taco Pal serves a variety of tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Most can be served with your choice of meat (chicken or beef), salsa and sour cream. There are also a few vegetarian options.


104 Chestnut Street, 215-923-5233. ($) This Mexican restaurant in Old City is open for delicious Mexican dinners, snacks and drinks. Great chicken quesadillas. Their enchilada suizas is also recommended. Friendly service. A good place to start off an evening or to wind down with a snack after a Ritz film.

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38th St. and Spruce St., . ($) A fabulous food truck serving fresh tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Everything on the menu is affordable and worth trying. A great place to grab a quick and delicious lunch between classes.

Pico de Gallo

, 1501 South Street, 215-772-3003. ($$) Festive decorations fill this small Tex-Mex restaurant. Homemade chips, fish tacos, and grilled

908 Washington Ave., 215-465-1440. ($$) The dining room is small but service is fast and friendly. Their traditional Mexican fare is heartily satisfying, but the tacos made with fresh tortillas and loads of cilantro and filled with beef, chicken, pork or spicy chorizo are the best but everything is highyl recommended.


3600 Lancaster Avenue, 215-895-0139. ($$) Contemporary Mexican cuisine, located in University City, only 3 blocks from campus. Fine dining in a casual atmosphere, with patio seating available in season. Private parking lot. Excellent margaritas, food and 34 premium tequilas to choose from. Voted “Best of Philadelphia” for margaritas and food.

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MIDDLE EASTERN Aladdin Middle Eastern Food Cart

33rd St. and Spruce St., . ($) Located near HUP (Penn’s hospital), Aladdin’s serves a variety of Middle Eastern food.

Alhambra Cafe

609 S. 3rd Street, 215-922-2202. ($$) Fine coffees, sandwiches, and salads.


603 S. 4th Street, 215-922-3553. ($) Great action at the grill with friendly service and inexpensive Middle East treats. Upstairs garden seating.

Ariana Restaurant

134 Chestnut Street, 215-992-1535. ($$) Quaint family-operated restaurant with an authentic Afghanistan menu that mixes both traditional and original recipes.

Aromatic House of Kabob

113 Chestnut Street, 215-923-4510. ($$) Stuck in Old City late at night with a hankering for some inexpensive Afghan food? Stop by Aromatic for some authentic souvlaki or kashk-bademjan. Featuring a Hookah Bar, exotic coffee and a variety of lattes and fruit tea smoothies, candle light and fresh flowers on the table, a clean open kitchen, and a cheerful yet romantic atmosphere.


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1029 Race Street, 215-829-1400. ($) The first Indonesian restaurant in Philadelphia. Authentic Indonesian cuisine.


4201 Chestnut Street, 215-386-8081. ($) Serving low-price kabobs, curry dishes, and sweets. Fantastic Pakistani food.

Kabul Restaurant and Cuisine of Afghanistan

106 Chestnut Street, 215-922-3676. ($$) Philadelphia’s only restaurant featuring cuisine of Afghanistan. Offers traditional kabobs of marinated chicken, lamb or beef, tasty appetizers such as scallion-filled dumplings with yogurt sauce and flaky pastries. Also prepares vegetarian dishes, such as chopped spinach, sautéed pumpkin, sautéed eggplant and more.

Luna Mediterranean Restaurant & Pizzeria

255 S. 10th Street, 215-922-6905. ($) Visit us on 10th Street for great Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy all the very healthy Mediterranean food including falafel, gyros, greek salad, homus, and pizza.

Maccabeam Restaurant

128 S. 12th Street, 215-922-5922. ($$) Israeli, Middle Eastern cuisine. Glatt kosher.

35th St. and Spruce St., . ($) Famous for its allvegetarian dishes, Magic Carpet has a large menu that consists of many salad, falafel and platter options. 517 S. Leithgow Street, 215-925-5929. ($$) Seven-course authentic Moroccan feast eaten with fingers. Prix fixe meal in an exotic setting. Great for groups to dig into. Group lunches, private rooms and belly dancers available on request.


40th and Locust St., . ($) Hungry but low on cash? Rami’s (whose owner is extremely friendly and is always happy to chat) provides great Middle Eastern, home cooked style food for under $5. Items on the menu include falafel, gyros (lamb, chicken and vegetarian), hummus, feta and etc.

Rana Middle Eastern Cuisine

3513 Lancaster Avenue, 215-222-7136;. ($) Just north of Penn and west of Drexel, a reasonably priced restaurant that also caters and delivers all day. Voted #1 by students. Rana (Halal Meat) serves a wide array of Middle Eastern Dishes. It’s also the House of Buffalo wings & Pizza.


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4500 Walnut St., 215-222-7223. ($$) Located just west of Penn campus, Saad’s serves up authentic Lebanese-style food. Along with their great falafel, they are well known for strictly Halal middle-eastern dishes. For unadventurous eaters, American options are

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Shouk Restaurant & Sheesa Lounge

622 S. 6th Street, 215-627-3344. ($) Hookahs are the rage and the main attraction at Queen Village’s Shouk, but the food is smoking, too. The lounge aims to highlight lesser-known Israeli culinary traditions. These include

the “mezzas” which are small plates from Morocco and the Middle East — include a tasty carrot salad, grilled beef with rosemary oil and a hot, crispy saffron chicken croquette with almonds. The lentil soup with lemon and cilantro is exquisite, the hummus is probably the best in town and so are the various dishes made with pomegranates.

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Women often do not report sexual assault ASSAULT from page 1 The alleged victim’s identity was not disclosed to the sorority, she said, adding that she is unsure whether the woman has returned to classes. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Jim Pauley has said that the victim likely knew her attacker. Last week’s incident was the second reported sexual assault involving the University this year. In January, police reported that there was a sexual assault inside a building near 36th Street and Locust Walk. These two reports likely do not constitute the total number of rapes that occurred on campus during that time, said Sandy Ortman, director of special programs at the California Coalition Against Sexual As-

sault. She added that more rapes occur on college campuses than are reported. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education show that no one affiliated with the University reported being sexually assaulted off-campus from 2002 to 2004. A December 2000 U.S. Department of Justice report indicated that for every 1,000 women at a higher education institution, there may be 35 incidents of rape per academic year. The same study stated that although attacks occur both on and off campus, the majority take place off campus, including at student-run events off campus. After reviewing surveillance tapes from Thursday night, Fiso Lounge bar manager Tracy Brennan said she did not see the incident captured on film. The bar’s backyard has a camera overlooking the area in which the attack allegedly took place. But Ortman said that in her experience, false reports of sexual assault are rare.

Assault Statistics ■ Department of Justice report

says that for every 1,000 women in higher education institutions, there may be 35 rapes per year ■ Pennsylvania Coalition

Against Rape reports that fewer than 5 percent of rapes or attempted rapes at colleges are reported to police

“You’re putting yourself out there in quite a serious way to get back at somebody,” she said. Statistics provided by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape indicate that fewer than 5 percent of rapes or attempted rapes of college women are reported to police. A hotline counselor for Women Organized Against Rape, a crisis center located at 1233 Locust St., said that whether a victim chooses to report the attack largely depends on the individual. “They don’t know how to detach themselves from that friendship,” she said.


400 pull all-nighter to fight cancer Penn Relay for Life raises $46,000 to benefit American Cancer Society in its third year BY JENNIE WISSNER The Daily Pennsylvanian

Last Saturday night, hundreds of Penn students stayed up until 7 a.m., and it wasn’t because they were partying. Over 400 students and their family members, divided into 42 teams with eight to 15 members each, participated in Penn’s third annual Relay for Life. The purpose of the relay was to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “The idea is that since cancer never sleeps, the fight against cancer never sleeps,” said Wharton junior Corey Hulse, who helped organize the rally. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., at least one member from each team walked the track of Franklin Field, though daylight-saving time took an hour out of the night. When not on the track, partici-

pants enjoyed entertainment and munched on food provided by sponsors including Papa John’s Pizza, Wawa and Au Bon Pain. Hulse said the Penn event has grown substantially since its beginning three years ago. This year, $46,000 was raised. “It exceeded our expectations in terms of numbers of participants and donations,” relay committee member and Wharton junior Meghan Taylor said. The relay began with a lap around Franklin Field by cancer survivors and included two speeches from people who overcame the disease. “It was a somber ceremony, but it got the word out,” Hulse said. Entertainment included performances by University performing arts groups like Penn Dance and Sparks Dance Company, as well as live music from local bands.

Engineering senior Rachel Drossman, who has been involved in Relay for Life since it first came to Penn, said the event also featured whiffleball, pie-eating contests and tents set up on the football field by participants to use if they just wanted to relax. “People definitely had a good time,” she said. “It was inspiring, and it helped build community since there were so many different groups from Penn.” Hulse, whose mother survived breast cancer, said that he has participated in nationwide Relay for Life events for years. “I’ve seen the joy of just having my mom around. It’s a way for me to give back somehow,” Hulse said. Taylor said that students who want to participate next year should join the new campus organization Colleges Against Cancer, which will organize next year’s relay. “We’re looking for an even bigger turnout and hope more people get involved,” she said.

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selectivity to several years of rising yield rates and an 8.5-percent jump in total applications. In recent years, an increasing percentage of the students who were accepted to Yale elected to enroll. Brenzel added that Yale admissions officials — like Penn’s — were conservative in admitting students in order to avoid over-enrollment and a subsequent housing shortage. While Yale is thrilled by its record, “I am also aware that things such as numbers of applicants and yield numbers can rise and fall in cycles, and that none of us who work in admissions are able to predict when and how the numbers will change,” Brenzel wrote in an email. Cornell Associate Provost for Admissions and Enrollment Doris Davis cited rising application rates as the cause of increased selectivity. David Hawkins, director of public policy for the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, was not surprised by Yale’s new selectivity record —rates have been dropping for several years — or by the slight increase in Harvard’s acceptance rate. “There aren’t many surprises in college admissions these days, if for no other reason than the fact that every year has turbulence,” he said. “There is a lot of change and a lot of flux.” Hawkins said he was was encouraged by the raising proportion of those admitted who are members of minority groups, which he said may represent a rebound from a drop that followed the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting a point-based admissions system that awards points for minority status. “A few years ago, we were hearing reports that minority students were being sort of intimidated … from applying to selective schools,” he said. Minority students received 44.4 percent of Penn acceptances, 39.5 percent of Dartmouth College acceptances, 39.4 percent of Har vard acceptances, 39 percent of Brown University acceptances and 38.5 percent of Cornell University acceptances. High school senior Irina Zaitseva, who was waitlisted at Penn and rejected from Columbia, Brown and Yale universities, said she was surprised by the schools’ low admit rates this year — she had expected that most Ivies would accept closer to 10 percent of applicants. However, she said that high selectivity was among the factors that led her to apply.

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Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and CEO of Federated Department Stores, which includes Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, spoke on the recent expansion of Macy’s stores across the country.

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after regional names such as Strawbridge’s changed to Macy’s, even though some consumers had shopped there for, like, 100 years.” Strawbridge’s flagship store was based in Center City and was a staple of the region. Customers will also reap the benefits of the merger this holiday season, Lundgren said. After getting feedback from thousands of customers, Macy’s made numerous internal changes, including upgrades in the sizes and locations of f itting rooms, the addition of storewide price scanners, larger signs indicating specific departments and adding shopping carts. “I hated the idea of shopping carts. I thought it was cheap and looked terrible,” Lundgren said. “Yet women said, ‘We can’t carry our fondue sets around the store all day,’ so we caved. It only took 100 years.” Lundgren said that the value of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade “can’t be quantified.” “But I can tell you it’s not going away, not on my watch. Everyone knows the Macy’s brand because of it,” he said. “Well, that and the movie Miracle on 34th Street. We still say the real Santa Claus is at Macy’s.” Engineering and College freshman Song-I Yang called Lundgren’s speech “eye-opening.” “Now, when I walk into a store, I’ll be more aware of all the work that goes into it,” she said.

Undecided major? Too many career options to choose from and not enough time to decide? Sometimes, a little help from an alumnus is all you need. At least, that’s the premise of the Alumni Mentoring Program at the School of Arts and Sciences. As the program’s first semester draws to a close, officials say they are pleased with how it’s going so far — but hope even more students decide to participate. Currently, the program hosts five to seven large events each semester, according to College Dean Dennis DeTurck. Each of those events usually draws over 100 students. The program — which started last semester — is designed to fight growing uncertainty from College students about their specific career paths, DeTurck said. As part of the mentoring sessions, students meet alumni who were in their shoes several years ago — alumni who didn’t know

what careers they wanted when they were in college but who now have successful careers in marketing, journalism, finance and other areas. The number of these informal meetings is not counted by the Dean’s office. The sessions take the form of one-on-one meetings as well as large lecture-style events, some with over 100 students. Many student-mentor contacts develop into “lasting relationships,” and, in a few cases, students have even been offered jobs by their mentors, according to DeTurck. The program allows students to sign up for mentoring sessions online, said College junior Jeremy Price, who has participated in the program. “You can specify what kind of mentors you want and what kind of contact you want with them — whether you want to meet regularly or just stay in touch over e-mail,” he said. Price, a biological basis of behavior and history major, said he indicated he was interested in medical research on the online form. “But I never heard back from

Vegetarian options earn top PETA spot PETA from page 1 The No. 1 spot went to Indiana University in Bloomington, while New York University, Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley also nabbed positions. Only 10 universities’ meat-free offerings were honored. This is the first ever PETAorganized survey to determine the quality of vegetarian and vegan college food. The winners were determined through online polls. Penn’s place on the list is a result of a long-term revamping effort by Penn Dining to get more vegetarian options on the menum, officials said. “We take a large survey every semester that gives us good feedback,” said Jenn Martin, a spokeswoman for Aramark, the food service company that contracts with Penn Dining. “We’ve made a concerted effort to increase the number of [vegetarian] items on our menu.”

About 2,000 students and faculty responded to the last survey this month, and 26 percent answered that they ate vegetarian foods “at least part of the time.” That statistic is reflective of a nationwide trend: College students want vegetarian options in campus eateries. Vegetarian mock-meats, such as Boca Burgers and soy nuggets, are now an industry worth at least $1 billion. Large numbers of vegetarian students have forced Penn Dining to consider more diverse vegetarian options, Martin added. To that end, Penn Dining instituted official veggie/vegan stations in on-campus dining halls last January. Students can now choose from entrees like crispy tofu with pineapple chutney, fettucine with vegan alfredo, and vegan carrot cake with Tofutti creamcheese frosting. And on Thanksgiving, students chowed down on the tradi-

CHEF FRITZ from page 1

ring and tattoos from his days in the army, Blank is a bit of an unusual candidate to be one of Philadelphia’s premier chefs. But his talent has gotten him a long way. “My friends said, ‘You cook so [well] — you should open up a restaurant,’” Blank said in a recent interview in his restaurant as he prepared cantaloupe for the evening crowd.

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tional Butterball doppelganger: Tofurkey. And it seems like these options were enough to move Penn toward the top of PETA’s list. The contest, organizers say, is a part of a nationwide marketing campaign to recognize schools that honor students’ dietary needs, while at the same time targeting college kids in an effort to spread the word about vegetarianism. “We look for consistent options in the dining halls that urge a healthy, humane lifestyle,” PETA spokesman Pulin Modi said. “A vegetarian saves 100 animals a year from dying cruel deaths.” According to Modi, Penn students were extremely excited and involved in spreading the vegetarian gospel. “Penn recognizes there are people like us and try to help,” Wharton sophomore and vegetarian Ravi Naresh said. “We need more options and variety, but I do like the veggie pizza.”

Chef Fritz donates his own library to Penn’s “lot of artwork, prints, letters. … It will be a valuable resource.” Blank, a clinical microbiologist by training — he served as chief microbiologist at the Crozer-Chester Medical and Regional Burn Center, in Upland, Pa. — opened Deux Cheminees in 1979. A heavyset man with an ear-

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them,” he said. “I guess they couldn’t find a match.” “Medical research is a huge commitment, and it’s very competitive. It would be great to have a role model to talk to,” he added. And DeTurck said that alumni are eager to reconnect with the school. College alumnus and mentor Andrew Zitcer couldn’t agree more. After majoring in Creative Writing and Religious Studies at Penn, Zitcer now works as a real-estate developer for the University. “Sometimes, what you study in college can have little bearing on your career,” he said. Zitcer now urges students to pick majors that they are genuinely interested in and to not worry about post-graduation career consequences. He calls this “stretching out intellectually.” “Students have studied philosophy at Penn and gone on to have successful careers on Wall Street,” Zitcer said. “These days, companies are looking for students with a fresh outlook,” he added.

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“So I said ‘yes’ to the guys pestering me to start [a restaurant] and said I would do it for a year,” Blank continued. “That was 28 years ago.” Today Deux Cheminees has amassed a slew of awards, and was once named one of the 30 best restaurants in America by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. And Blank’s talents don’t just extend to the worlds of microbiology and gastronomy; he is also a philanthropist. Every year, he helps with a benefit that supports the Philadelphia Singers — a professional chorus that, along with performing, provides education and community activities for middle and high schools. “I think he’s an institution,” said Peter Gilmore of Gilmore’s Restaurant, a French establishment in West Chester, Pa. “One thing you can count on is Deux Cheminees.” Blank also isn’t a stranger to the Penn. Working with thendirector of the Rare & Manuscript Library Michael Ryan and Philadelphia-based writer Matthew Rowley, Blank showcased a portion of his library at Van Pelt for several months in 2002. Titled “A Chef & His Library,” the exhibition sought to “illustrate how a homegrown Jersey boy became one of America’s foremost French chefs,” according to Rowley. Blank has also delved into Penn classes, hosting a dinner for Psychology professor Paul Rozin’s class “From Biochemistry to Cuisine.” “We went out for four meals” for the class, Rozin said. “The fourth was at his restaurant. … Three kids came early and helped him make the meal.” Rozin added that Blank “loves students, loves interacting. … He stands for the best in cuisine.” Blank soon plans to move to Thailand, where he hopes to “write cookbooks” and simply “step back from the pressures of a restaurant kitchen.” “I’m 65 — that’s a good time,” he said. “I don’t want to drop dead at the stove.”




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In just a few months, a new school will debut on campus, but it won’t be part of the University. The Jean Madeline Salon and Aveda Institute will be opening in late February at the Hub apartment complex, located at 40th and Chestnut streets. The institute — which trains individuals for professional service in hair, nails, skin and body — will occupy the first floor of the building and will include a store for Aveda beauty products. At 12,500 square feet, the salon will take up half of the site’s entire retail space. Currently, the salon is the only business slated to occupy the Hub’s retail section, which includes the building’s first and second floors. Robert Hoe, the contractor for the site, said he hopes to know soon which businesses will lease the rest of the space. “We’re close to a couple of offers,” Hoe said. “We hope to nail down the rest by the end of this year.” This location is not the institute’s first in the city; there are two others in South and Northeast Philadelphia. And, according to Jean Madeline owner Sam Lehman, the plan to open the Institute has been in the works for a while. “We’ve known since — when, years ago? We had a salon called

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A Jean Madeline Aveda Institute salon, like this one downtown at 315 Bainbridge St., is slated to open in one of the retail spaces in the Hub apartment complex at 40th and Chestnut streets in late February. Metro at 34th and Walnut — that it’s a good thing for the campus to have the school,” Lehman said. Betsy West, director of the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, echoed that the salon has long been searching for a location near Penn, adding that a recent trend in the salon industry has been to open locations on college campuses. She also said having Penn students as clients would help

instruction. “Our students really enjoy working on young people their own age,” West said, “because [Penn students] are more adventurous, more daring, more fun — so it’s a great opportunity.” But the trainees will not be the only ones getting something out of the deal. Services provided at the salon are offered at a reduced cost because they are performed by students.

Engineering sophomore Lavanya Madhusudan said that she had her hair cut at the institute’s location at Third and Bainbridge streets, and that she was pleased with the results. “I’ve only been once, but I thought it was excellent ,” Madhusudan said. “And they said they get a lot of Penn students.” She added that she would definitely visit the location at 40th and Chestnut streets as well.

City funding for programs with area schools cut 10 percent CUTS from page 1 2002 and are aimed at helping poorly performing schools boost test scores. School district spokesman Fernando Gallard said this decision will not have any bearing on the School Reform Commission’s decision of whether or not to renew the partner institutions’ contracts next spring. He also said that standardized

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testing results, which are used to monitor the success of individual partners, did not influence the cut. “The 10-percent reduction, again, is outside of the evaluation of the performance of the school. It purely is a fiscal remedy to work at reducing the deficit in the district,” he said. The reduction in funding for partner organizations like Penn is expected to save the district

$1.8 million. “I understand that the district has a financial problem,” said Margaret Harrington, chief operations officer of the for-profit educational management organization Victory Schools. “Unfortunately, cutting money to contracts like this cuts services in very needy schools.” The commission also rejected $4.6 million worth of additional proposed cuts, which targeted

various community- and schoolbased organizations. Gallard noted that “we have held several public hearings in which the public has commented, and made it very clear that they would like to see no cuts in regard to school-based budgets.”

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Job hunt may be tougher for accused hazers JOBS from page 1

ing probation, meaning that, bation office in Philadelphia, a depending on their schedules, violation of their probation, such Anderson-Perez, beat and brand- they are required to report to a as having a new charge filed ed him as part of pledging activi- probation officer at least once a against them, would result in a ties last fall. month. new case being opened and a new Though neither crime constiAccording to the Adult Pro- sentence. tutes a felony, some employers ask for any instances of arrest or conviction on their job applications. Patricia Rose, director of Career Services at Penn, said that it’s hard to generalize what an employer will ask on an application, but that students should remain truthful. “The important thing is for any job seeker to be honest,” Rose said. “Any falsification could be grounds for later dismissal.” Rose also said a student should be prepared to discuss any criminal activity in an interview., which features a job-search engine, offers similar advice, though it says only to divulge a criminal record on an application or during an interEveryone in the Penn community is invited! view if the employer specifically asks for it. Luther Weaver, Okereke’s attorney, said felonies usually provide the biggest obstacle to employment. Okereke’s two convictions constitute a summary offense for harassment and a third-degree misdemeanor for simple assault. “Harassment is a summary offense on the same level as a traffic violation,” Weaver said. “Simple assault is the lowest-degree misdemeanor.” Anderson-Perez’s lawyers did not return calls for comment. Still, the charges will remain on each student’s criminal record unless they are expunged The Music from the Houses concert series is open to all members of the by a judge or if their attorneys decommunity with a valid PennCard. The series is part of the Blutt College House cide to appeal the convictions. Music Program, a partnership between the Department of Music and the Weaver said that he has not College Houses that brings professional musicians to campus to teach and conferred with the Okereke famperform in concert with Penn undergraduates. To learn more about the program ily further about an appeal, but or the concert series, contact the Department of Music at 215.898.7544 or visit that they have until Dec. 20 to The Blutt College House decide. Music Program is funded in part through a generous gift from Mitchell J. Blutt, In that case, the convictions M.D. (C'78, M'82, WG'87). will be removed from the criminal record until the appeal is resolved. The two students were senCollege Houses & Academic Services tenced to nine months of report-

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Students push for uniform recycling plan RECYCLING from page 1 According to the students’ presentation, Penn is ranked lowest in the Ivy League as far as the percentage of waste that is recycled — around 12 percent — and is the only school without someone to oversee such an initiative. Environmental advocates called for a University-wide recycling plan, a commitment to environmentally sound building practices and oversight and the hiring of a “sustainability coordinator� who would run environmental initiatives. Representatives speaking on behalf of the Green Campus Partnership and the Penn Environmental Group — student-led groups that promote environmentally friendly programs on campus — presented before University President Amy Gutmann, other officials and members of studentleadership groups. They not only gave recommendations, but also commented on the state of Penn’s environmental policies. The presenters said that other schools manage to fare much better. Cornell University has the highest rate of recycling, with 57 percent of waste recycled. The

school ranked second-to-last, Brown University, recycles 21 percent of its waste, according to a fact sheet prepared by the GCP — nearly 10 percentage points ahead of Penn. The response to the plan from officials was positive. Following the presentation, Gutmann expressed support for continuing discussions with student leaders about sustainability. Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli said Penn already has initiatives dedicated to conservation and recycling, but agreed “that more can be done in these areas.� The presenters did give Penn credit for its work so far toward promoting the use of renewable energy — the University purchases wind power for 30 percent of its energy needs — and earlier attempts at promoting recycling. Dan Garofalo, a senior Facilities planner, said that a large wind power purchase is in many ways easier than coordinating a campus-wide recycling program. It is a challenge for his office, Garofalo said, to “forge a series of central policies� for Penn’s 12 academic schools and its many off-campus properties, each with its own wastemanagement plan already in place. Student leaders working with the environmental groups also recognize the administrative hurdles they face. College junior Sarah Abroms — the Undergraduate Assembly’s executive vice chairwoman who has been working with the Green Campus Partnership and the Penn Environmental Group — said that promoting awareness is the first step in overcoming the decentralized state of University recycling programs. The UA has already passed three proposals supporting sustainability initiatives, said UA Chairman and Wharton senior Brett Thalmann, and will consider another one soon. It is University administrators, not students, however, who will ultimately decide the future of a campus-wide conservation program, Waring said. “The ball is in their court,� she said. “We could have very positive developments, or nothing could happen at all — it’s up to them.�

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PANELISTS ELIJAH ANDERSON is the Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology. JENNIFER M. BONOVITZ is a Training and Supervising Analyst in the child and adult divisions, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. PAUL JAY FINK is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and an expert in child development, including childhood trauma and abuse. He is Chair, Youth Homicide Committee, City of Philadelphia. RICHARD JAMES GELLES is Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice. He holds the Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence, and is the Director for the Center for Research on Youth & Social Policy and Co-Director of the Field Center for Children's Policy Practice & Research. WENDELL E. PRITCHETT is Associate Dean of the Law School and Associate Professor of Law concentrating on Legal History, Environmental Law, and Property Law. LAWRENCE W. SHERMAN is the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. Refreshments will be served. Major funding has been provided by the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and the Foundation of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

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AIDS sufferer Boripat Donmon spoke as part of a campaign that opposes a free-trade agreement between Thailand and the United States that opponents say would result in higher prices for HIV medications.

Thai AIDS patient faults free trade Sufferer says many are priced out of needed anti-retroviral drugs By JIMMY TOBIAS The Daily Pennsylvanian

Boripat Donmon, of Thailand, couldn’t believe AIDS would ever appear in his country — and that he would become infected. “Twenty years ago, I associated AIDS with Europe and Africa. I never thought it would appear on the Asian continent,� he said. “About 10 years later, I realized I had it.� Donmon, who spoke in Huntsman Hall yesterday at the invitation of the University ’s chapter of Oxfam — an international aid organization — is traveling the United States, saying that free trade is hurting AIDS patients by forcing up the price of needed drugs. “I stopped taking medication for AIDS about a year ago,� he said. “If I don’t get medicine, in a year or two, I will get sick

again.� Speaking through a translator, Donmon said he thought about ending his life when he discovered he was infected with HIV, but he chose a different path. “I began to look everywhere to educate myself in hopes of finding a treatment,� he said. “I discovered there were medicines around the world to prevent AIDS, but Thailand didn’t have any.� Donmon, who did not say how he contracted HIV, told his audience about the difficulty of obtaining antiretrovirals — the drugs that keep AIDS at bay — in Thailand. He said the state subsidizes $125 of the cost for these medicines, and that it is left to him to cover the remaining $300. Donmon said that he, like many Thai citizens, makes the equivalent of only $175 a year.

“With a system like that, I don’t have a chance,� he said. Donmon said he blames free trade and medical patents for the steep prices, and with the U.S.-Thailand Free Trade Agreement currently under negotiation and headed for approval, he fears that the situation for Thai citizens living with HIV/AIDS will only get worse. “I’m here in America because these trade negotiations are not fair. They are negotiating over people’s lives,� he said. If passed, the agreement under negotiation would extend the terms of medical patents and would prevent drugs imported from the United States from being resold in Southeast Asia, according to a pamphlet handed out at the event. College freshman Emma Buckhout, one of the crowd of about 30, said she found Donmon’s account “amazing.�

An ‘editing war’ over Penn’s founding date WIKIPEDIA from page 1 Mark Lloyd, who confirmed the veracity of Smith’s history. One of the highest-traffic Web sites on the Internet, Wikipedia is one of the world’s most easily accessible resources for information on the University — and its content is essentially beyond the school’s control. Boasting over 1 million articles and many millions of hits per day, the site serves up 300 pages per second, according to Wikipedia spokesman Mark Pelligrini (take that, McDonald’s). Despite Smith pantsing the University on its founding date, administrators say they are unconcerned with the content of the site. But who exactly is writing Penn’s Wikipedia page? Pelligrini said that, in addition to alumni and the odd random person, there seems to be a small clique of Wikipedia editors who have taken a special interest in editing schools’ pages. Smith falls into that category. He said that Wikipedia serves as an outlet for his curiosity and that he spends about an hour a day editing entries on the site. He said he’s written about 50 articles from scratch himself and has edited about two dozen college pages. In total, he says he has contributed to “several thousand� pages. Inflated university claims, he said, are one of his ultimate pet-peeves, adding that he was mortified when he first saw some of the hot air posted on the page of his alma ma-

ter, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Declining to get into the specifics of the claims, he said that “it was a bunch of irritating bragadaccio I didn’t care for.� After cleaning up MIT’s entry, Smith decided that the only way to wipe out academic boosterism for good on MIT’s page was to try to wipe it out everywhere. So he launched a crusade to wipe out the bloated edits of schools’ overly proud alumni. As for Penn, he was particularly vexed, he said, when someone tried to label the school as one of the Ivy League’s “Big Four� universities on the site, along with Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Alas, there is no Ivy League Big Four, and Smith quickly expunged the edit, chalking it up as an example of failed Ivy League status climbing. He says his most memorable “edit war� over Penn’s site, though, revolved around the school’s founding date. Somebody — a Princeton grad, Smith suspects — kept changing Penn’s founding date on the site from 1740, while others kept changing it back. So Smith plunged deep into research, corresponding with Lloyd by phone and e-mail to formulate the rather lengthy explanation of the school’s origins that appears on the site now. “It was sort of like working out a puzzle,� he said. “I don’t know anything about history, I don’t know

anything about Penn’s history, and I found it amusing.� That’s fine with University spokeswoman Lori Doyle. “It’s really democracy at its finest,� Doyle said, adding that the site looks “very good� overall to her. As for the fact that Penn’s entry, as of last night, devotes about 40 more words to describing last year’s high-rise sex scandal than it does the University’s undergraduate programs? “That’s just the way the site is,� Doyle said. “I would hope that if [anybody] wanted to get the official information about Penn, they would come to the Penn Web site.� Doyle added that, other than small changes, the University does not actively edit its Wikipedia page. Dean of Admissions Lee Stetson echoed Doyle’s sentiments, saying that he doesn’t monitor the site and is unconcerned with prospective applicants getting their information from Wikipedia; students get their information from a variety of sources, he says. Steve Minicola, a staff member in Penn’s Communications office, said that every few months he logs on and looks at the page, but says he’s never made substantive changes. On Oct. 9, he added three links to Penn’s own Web site, but that’s it, according to Wikipedia’s logs. “It wouldn’t really be right to interfere from the top down,� he said. They’ll leave that to the non-experts.

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Prof: Some slaves had legal rights By EMILY BABAY The Daily Pennsylvanian

In 19th-century Cuba, slave masters usually got their way—but some slaves were able to use the law to control their fates. Two legal institutions, detailed in a lecture by Alejandro de la Fuente at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, allowed Cuban slaves to assert their rights, often undermining their masters. Fuente, a University of Pittsburgh professor of Latin American and Caribbean history, spoke for an interdisciplinary seminar in Atlantic studies. First, the right to request papel — literally, paper — gave slaves the right to a written request for a new master. “This may have been [the] slaves’ only right, but it was a critical right,� he said. Secondly, coartacion, a social custom codified in 1842, allowed slaves to make an initial payment of 50 pesos toward their freedom, and pay the rest in increments—and masters could not refuse. The “initial payment� fixed the slave’s manumission price at the slave’s current market value. Slave owners viewed the imposed manumission as an assault on their rights, Fuente said. “Coartacion produced a number of ill-defined and highly contested rights that gave slaves considerable control,� he said. Coartado slaves, Fuente said,

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Alejandro de la Fuente, a professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Pittsburgh, speaks on Cuban slavery. were “not free, but they [could] barely be called slaves� because of their ability to use the system to their advantage. For example, he noted, mothers would initiate coartacion when their children were young and their market price was low, about 70 pesos. Mothers could pay the 50-peso down payment and then raise their children, who later would be able to buy freedom for only 20 pesos. The 1842 slave code permitting this system was issued against the wishes of slave owners, who called for its modification several times during the 1850s and ’60s. It was never repealed, Fuente said,

because the courts thought it was “too dangerous� to reject “rights that had become law� in case slaves decided to rebel. “Coartacion bridged the wall — punched the wall — between slavery and freedom,� he said. Audience member Laura Keenan, a doctoral candidate in Early American History, said she enjoyed Fuente’s storytelling. “He told a great story, which [is] what history is all about,� she said. “He described a part of slave society that history doesn’t always show — experiences people lived and rebelled against in their daily lives.�

tion is urging students in all schools to gain “more access to international experience,� MIT political science professor Charles Stewart said. “Students [today] are more multicultural,� he added. But for MIT and Harvard, the proposed changes may take up to two years to materialize, according to officials at both schools. In the City of Brotherly Love, where the curriculum changes are up and running, “things are going OK,� School of Arts and Sciences Dean Dennis DeTurck says. No decision has been made regarding the implementation of an United States Cultural Analysis Requirement, a much-debated proposal that would require study of minorities in the U.S. But DeTurck said he in no rush to add more demands to an

already-packed list of College requirements. “People will explode,â€? he said, adding that most faculty and students are experiencing a “curriculum fatigueâ€? and are ready to move on to a new topic. This wave of change indicates a budding theme across major universities, which tend to implement new policies around the same time, according to Pals. But other experts call the timing nothing more than a coincidence. “The primary responsibility of the faculty is teaching in the curriculum,â€? said William Hamm, president of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education, a Washington, D.C.-based group that provides resources to independent schools. Therefore, “you’re going to want to review those things ‌ periodically.â€?

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The Hub apartment building at 40th and Chestnut streets is now open, but it’s debut came months late. Movein began this month, but some of the new residents are less than pleased with the accommodations.

Life at the Hub apts. not what some expected HUB from page A1 “They should have finished earlier,” she said. “It’s been a lot of work to change my plans at the last minute.” But Robert Hoe, who supervised the development of the site said that everyone worked hard to finish as quickly as possible. “Builders were there up until and even after midnight the day before students moved in, just getting everything ready,” Hoe said.

He added that the lobby, stairwell and the other floors still need some construction, but the bare ceilings and exposed fixtures are part of a design with that Hoe calls a “modern, minimalist feel.” And Wharton junior Sam Pierce says he loves living at the Hub. “It’s quiet, and I have my own space,” said Pierce, who lives in a studio apartment. But with the first three floors of the Hub designated for retail

space, and a Jean Madeline hair salon scheduled to move there in January, the building is viewed as a potential source of economic growth for the area. Penn Facilities and Real Estate spokesman Tony Sorrentino said that the University is “hoping that it will be a critical mass of architecture and that we can get everyone in smoothly now. We want the Hub to do its job in bringing students to 40th street.”

Penn Medical Professor Helen Davies has received an award for her work in medical education. The Association of American Medical Colleges is honoring the microbiology professor with the Alpha Omega Alpha award. Davies has been teaching for 40 years, and she was the first female member of Penn Medicine’s Microbiology Department. She was also the first woman in 2001 to receive the American Medical Student Association’s National E x c e l l e n c e i n Te a c h i n g Award. Particularly, Davies is noted for her unique teaching methods, which include writing original song lyrics about course material based on popular songs and performing the songs during class. Additionally, Davies has completed work throughout the University and West Philadelphia community, serving as a faculty master for seven years and running a program aimed at exposing disadvantaged students to Penn’s labs. Davies will receive her honor at the AAMC annual dinner reception Saturday night. — Alanna Kaufman

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Six-day tournament will take place at Penn Event will draw players from 40 schools in Northeast with trip to nationals at stake By MOLIN ZHONG The Daily Pennsylvanian

Junior Jason Pinsky is looking to ace his midterm at Penn this week. This midM. Tennis t e r m w i l l take place from today Today-Tuesday t h r o u g h Tu e s da y a t Penn’s Levy Pavilion, ITA Northeast where he will Regionals look to lead Levy Tennis Pavilion t h e m e n’ s tennis team to a strong showing at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s North-

east Men’s Regional Championship. Last year, Pinsky dropped a heartbreaking three-set match to top-seeded Brandon Wai from Yale in the semifinals. This year, Pinsky is setting his goals higher. “I’ve been training real hard for this tournament,” he said, “Hopefully, I can make it to the finals or win it,” he said. The top two places in the singles brackets and the champion of the doubles brackets will make the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Nov. 2-5. “I think it’s a pretty significant tournament,” junior Eric Riley said upon being asked about

the ITA Regionals. “I think it’s a good measure to see how well our guys are competing against everybody else.” The Quakers will field singles entries of Pinsky, freshman Adam Schwartz , Riley, Alex Sebastian and junior Brandon O’Gara. The two doubles teams that will represent Penn will be Riley/Pinksy and O’Gara/ Schwartz. All of the Ivy League teams will send their top players to this tournament, as well as 32 other teams from around the area. The Quakers are looking for an excellent showing, and having a strong home-court advantage could certainly help them achieve this. “Whenever you have homecourt advantage … I think it

gives you a little boost in your matches,” Riley said. Pinsky further noted that all of the Penn players were already familiar with the courts, whereas players from other teams would need to adjust. One aspect of this tournament that makes it different from others is the fact that it will be played indoors as opposed to outdoors. “The games play a little faster indoors,” Riley noted. “To some extent, it favors somebody who comes to the net.” So while Penn’s campus is largely vacated for fall break, Levy Tennis Pavilion will still be packed for a tournament with big implications. Hopefully for the Quakers, Pinsky and his teammates will have studied hard for this important test.

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Soph. leading Ivies in yards per game MCLEOD from page 12 tackles. I’d say he is the mainstay of that offense and the goto guy.” But the sophomore is used to the attention — his productivity on offense has been his key attribute since his high-school days in Connecticut. In his senior year, the running back was named Connecticut’s Player of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game. McLeod’s college campaign start at Yale was equally impressive; his 68.9 rushing yards per game and six touchdowns earned him Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors. And he has only gotten better since. McLeod’s ten touchdowns, nine of them rushing, make him the Elis’ top scorer through five games this season. The r unning back’s contribution came right in time, since his productivity has helped facilitate junior Matt Polhemus ’s adjustment into

his newly assumed role under center. “With a first-year starter at quarterback, they really don’t want to throw the ball 40 or 50 times,” Bagnoli said. “They’d rather give the ball to McLeod for 40 yards, have the quarterback run for 10, then have [Polhemus] throw 20 to 22 passes, and that’s been a pretty good recipe for Yale the last couple of weeks.” Yale opened the season with a loss to San Diego but has won its last four games. McLeod touched the ball 43 times in the win over Lehigh, with 40 carries and three receptions to account for over half of Yale’s offensive yards. He rushed for 204 of the Bulldogs’ 257 yards on the ground, a personal best for the sophomore that earned him the fourth spot on Yale’s all-time single-game rushing list. But Penn defense’s has already proven its ability to smother the opponent’s running game this season, having held Columbia to just 28 yards rushing in the shutout last weekend. So while McLeod’s performance has been impressive this season, the Bulldogs might want to avoid Bucknell’s and Columbia’s mistake and consider alternatives before the two Ivy unbeatens clash on Saturday.

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Ivy selection Matt Stehle, a 6-8 forward who placed third in the league in scoring last year. Cusworth will miss the final 12 games of this year, all of which are Ivy matchups — including both of the Crimson’s games against Penn.

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MELTZER from page 12 won’t be bad every year. If there were playoffs, the league would want greater competition across the board for two reasons: (1) So that good teams would be best prepared for a playoff game against a non-

conference opponent, and (2) because the league would want as many participants in the playoffs as possible. Football is the only Ivy sport in which these issues come into play. Any other sport, from basketball, to field hockey, to lacrosse, has an interest in seeing strong league opponents. Basketball players want to go to conferences like the ACC not just for the exposure and the prestige but because those elements are due to the elevated competition level. North Carolina is one of the highlights of Penn’s schedule. But the Tar

Heels know that every year, they will tip off against Duke, Maryland, Wake Forest and North Carolina State. This is the reason programs like lacrosse and soccer are so strong; the league competition on the whole is impressive. For football, as long as the only goal is to win a league championship and nothing more, the league will have no interest in making

every team a perennial competitor. Bagnoli may not be conspiring with his fellow coaches on how to keep poor Columbia down, but he certainly has no interest in helping them up, either. Matt Meltzer is a senior political science major from Glen Rock, N.J. His e-mail address is

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cation, a win would never have entered Fuller’s mind. Penn was outshot, 9-3, and American (5-83) got a deserved goal after 22 minutes. Larry Mark took a through pass and found the bottom right corner of the net to give American a 1-0 lead, which it held comfortably until the halftime whistle. “We didn’t come out particularly strong at the start — I don’t think we defended well,” Fuller said. Things perked up for the Quakers in the second half even after Baugh’s injury. When Omid Shokoufandeh’s driven cross found the head of Keith Vereb and the junior tied the score at 1-1, there was every indication that Penn’s first comeback win of the year might be attainable. “From halftime on, I felt like we played much better,” Fuller said. “We were in control of the game. … At that point, it seemed like the second goal was only a


Penn isn’t the only school that’s been shoring up its Class of 2011. Yale picked up a point guard in the 6-0 Porter Braswell, who hails from New Jersey and was considering Penn, among others. Elis coach Joe Jones also got Raffi Mantilla, a 6-3 two-guard out of Illinois, announced the same week. Dartmouth picked up big man Clive Weeden out of Northfield, Mass., while T.J. Carey of Oyster Bay, N.Y., chose Harvard over interest from other Ivies. Princeton, meanwhile, got swingman Jason Liberman of Roslyn Heights, N.Y., and point guard Jeff Peterson of DeMatha CathoDavid Wang/The Daily Pennsylvanian lic, whose teammates will play for schools such as Georgetown, Harvard senior center Brian Cusworth (center), a two-time All-Ivy selection, is now in his final semester of eligibility and will leave the team after midseason. His departure will leave a gaping hole in Harvard’s frontcourt. George Mason and Clemson.

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matter of time.” But it wasn’t to be for Penn, as Caccavale’s breakaway solidified the Eagles’ perfect record on Reeves Field. Given American’s recent luck in the extra periods, Penn was probably the favorite. The Eagles hadn’t picked up a win in their last six overtime matches. But ultimately, Penn’s sluggish start was too much to overcome, and even Fuller conceded that his opponent’s first overtime win in its last six extra time matches was justified. “We might have gotten what we deserved there,” he said. Deserved or not, the Quakers’ recent results — and now, their injury woes — are a cause for concern at an inopportune time. After a promising stretch during the early part of the Ivy League schedule, Penn now finds itself without anything to show from its last two matches going into a crucial clash on Saturday against Yale. Still, Fuller showed confidence that his team would be able to recover — from Baugh’s injury, at least. “I don’t think one guy is going to make a big difference,” he said. “We’ll be a little bit lighter, but missing one guy isn’t going to make or break us.”

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