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Landlords shift leases for 2013-14 school year
Summer additions around campus Rx the Farmacy
The vegan fast food restaurant is expanding from Rittenhouse Square to its new location on 40th and Walnut streets, replacing Won Oriental Restaurant. Set to open in September, the new location will share the same 100 percent plant-based menu as the original.
Predicted to open in October, Wishbone is a specialty fried chicken restaurant that will open at 40th and Walnut streets. The restaurant's menu will consist of a signature flavor chicken, a flavor that changes about every week and a range of sauces. It replaces Lee's Hoagie House, which closed in June.
Gregory College House The Class of 1925 building in Gregory College House underwent several interior renovations. Room decorations, including lamps and bookshelves were changed, common spaces were redesigned and floors were refinished. Residential rooms were switched to an electronic lock, unlocked with a card.
BY FIONA GLISSON Staff Writer Changes in Penn's academic calendar to meet state standards have necessitated many in the community to adapt. Classes will begin August 28 this year, more than a week earlier than in the past. Scheduling changes have also been made to both fall and Thanksgiving breaks in order to meet the standard on the number of classroom hours. The change in the calendar has affected groups from area landlords to departments within the University. Landlords have shifted their leasing schedules to accommodate the new calendar. Campus Apartments shifted the leasing schedule two years ago. While leases used to end in August, they now end on July 25 and start on August 1, allowing students to arrive in time for classes to start. According to Daniela Talanca, assistant
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This BYOB on 44th and Spruce streets is replacing the Italian restaurant Rimedio. Rx will serve brunch and dinner and has a focus on using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Their comfort food menu includes fried pickles, poutine and chicken and biscuits.
Changes to the academic calendar reflect efforts to comply with state policy
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The coffee truck originally on 38th Street between Spruce and Locust is moving to a coffee bar at 37th and Spruce streets — the old Gia Pronto storefront. The cafe will open this fall.
The Steinberg-Dietrich Hall’s West Addition was completed mid-May, with landscaping being finished over the summer. A grand opening will soon follow but the building is currently in use.
Italian restaurant Zavino is opening another location later this month or in September at 32nd and Chestnut streets. It was originally located on 13th and Sansom streets and offers entrees around $15, which include pizza, pasta and meat and cheese plates.
A new field hockey turf field was added in Penn Park. Also in Penn Park, the Rhodes Soccer Field was moved closer to the new hockey field and the softball diamond was modified to include track throwing space.
Major construction at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology was completed with its adjacent building, the Edison Building, being demolished. Construction is ongoing on a courtyard and the dedication ceremony will be in October.
U. officials, experts cite employee mortgage program, Penn Alexander School as causes BY WILL MARBLE Staff Writer Six years after Philadelphia housing prices topped out, University City prices increased at a rate above the city average over the past year — indicative of a neighborhood revitalization driven in part by Penn's investments. A report released in July by Kevin Gillen, a senior research consultant at the Fels Institute of Government, shows that University City housing prices increased 11.8 percent between the second quarter of 2012 and the second quarter of this year — over 11 percentage points more than the city as a whole. While home prices near Penn dipped between the first and second quarters of this year, Gillen noted that there were only a dozen sales in the second quarter, causing “statistical noise.” In the late 1990s under the leadership of thenPresident Judith Rodin, Penn began an effort to improve University City to address high levels of crime. Penn’s options were to “either build a moat around 40th Street or extend [its] borders,” said Chair of SEE HOUSING PAGE A11
New bioethics minor offered this fall The minor will mark the first collaboration of this kind between SAS and Med School BY EMILY DELISLE Staff Writer Starting this fall, interested students will be able to take on a new interdisciplinary minor: bioethics. This minor, which was approved on March 28 last year, is now being offered for the first time this fall. It is the
first cross-school minor between the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences, according to Autumn Fiester, director of education in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Medical School. The minor will require not only classes exploring philosophical issues of right and wrong, but also those focused on research, clinical work and allocation of medical resources. Students will be required to take six courses to complete the minor, with no
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more than three in any one department. The initiative to create the minor began in the fall of 2011 and was the result of separate student and faculty efforts. Lance Wahlert, assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy and director of the master of bioethics program at the Medical School, explained that a student petition for the minor first circulated in 2011 and was followed by a formal proposal submitted that fall by then-College junior Kyle Henson, a former
Daily Pennsylvanian columnist. Fiester said Henson’s proposal came just as faculty within the Department of Medical Ethics were trying to create the minor by "work[ing] channels within the School of Arts and Sciences." She explained that his proposal provided “student movement” which further advanced the process. Fiester added that Penn is unusually well-equipped to SEE BIOETHICS PAGE A9
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College sophomore dies after fight with cancer
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many years he was going to get,” Kevin Moll, a 1976 College graduate, said. “We got years, we didn’t get just months. We didn’t get decades but we got years.” On Moll’s request, he and his father took a trip to California just a few weeks before his death. One day, they drove out to the Crystal Lakes, between Stanford and San Francisco. Moll wasn’t feeling well that day. He looked over at his father and asked, “Dad, is this what dying feels like?” Moll leaves behind a legacy of someone who cared deeply for his friends. “What really defined him is he was one of the most
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Rising College sophomore Alex Moll, 19, died Aug. 13. Moll was diagnosed with bone cancer in the sixth grade. caring people at Penn and he, above everyone else, really listened,” Engineering sophomore Josef Hoenzsch, a good friend of Moll’s, said. “It was really awe-inspiring to see how he could drop everything to be able to help his friends when they really needed it.” Moll and Hoenzsch met during the PennArts pre-orientation program last summer, where they bonded over their shared passion for the music of Sufjan Stevens. After learning that Moll played cello, they decided to collaborate, playing at several openmic nights on campus. “I had a balcony in the Quad, so we would sit out there for hours on end just talking sometimes,” Hoenzsch said. Moll is survived by his father, his mother and a younger brother, Andrew. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alex’s name can be made to Eastern Youth Orchestra, PO Box 3257, Greenville, NC 27836 or to George Mark Children’s House, 2121 George Mark Ln, San Leandro, CA 94578 ATTN: Kathy Hull.
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At bioethics commission, ‘moral entanglements’ left unresolved The commission, held early this week, debated bioethical issues raised by new technologies BY BRENDA WANG Staff Writer Imagine you ordered a test from a genetics company and they discover that you have a high chance of developing early-onset Alzheimer’s. You did not ask to be tested for Alzheimer’s and the scientists know this, but they feel compelled to tell you. This raises for them a conflict without a good resolution. Ethical issues like this were raised at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues that convened on Aug. 19 and 20, chaired by Penn President Amy Gutmann. The commission met at the Smilow Center for Translational Research to debate ethical issues surrounding advances in biological technology. One of the major issues raised over the course of the two days was incidental findings like the situation above. Incidental findings is medical information found in testing that was not the primary target of the test, as defined by Erik Parens, senior research scholar at The Hastings Center. These sorts of findings can lead to many difficult ethical dilemmas, or, as Georgetown University professor Henry Richardson called them, privacy-based moral entanglements. Parens gave the
example of a DNA test run on a fetus for one trait which happened to also reveal a genetic disorder. He then raised the question, “Is some [genetic] information potentially so harmful that looking for it should be prohibited?” In response, Daniel Sulmasy of the University of Chicago raised the importance of balancing a physician’s duty to the health of the patient with the patient’s right to privacy and consent. The commission concurred that early discussion between physician and patient about the possibility of incidental findings was the key in helping resolve such “moral entanglements.” The commission also discussed the ethics of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, for which President Obama recently pledged a $100 million investment in order to develop technologies to further neuroscience. The initiative is designed to push scientists to fully understand
how the brain works and potential applications from the knowledge. “We have a pretty amazing three-pound universe sitting on top of our spinal cord,” said Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Program Manager William Casebeer. DARPA is set to receive 50 million of the BRAIN funds for a variety of projects, which include plans to develop treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and to create ways to leverage and augment a soldier’s brain for warfare. “Brain science brings us closer to the intersection between who we are and how we function,” said New York University professor David Chalmers. Commission members were visibly intrigued by the potential of brain research made possible by the BRAIN Initiative, such as mind control, brain augmentation and perhaps finally finding an answer to the philosophical mind-body
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problem. Though participants in the various panels discussed controversial subjects like mind control, the only conclusion reached was that the public and academics should be educated on bioethical issues. Some at the meeting also had reservations about the potential for ethical misconduct made possible by such new technologies. Gutmann voiced her wish that in the far future, people would not be asking “Why weren’t they thinking ethically and scientifically?” about the BRAIN Initiative. The commission left some questions unanswered. Sulmasy said, “The biggest question is what we’re going to focus on. The task is so huge.”
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The city where I’ll never sleep DULY NOTED | Like many Penn students, I’ve always dreamed of moving to New York City, but now I’m not so sure
always wanted to move to New York City. Growing up in Newark, N.J., just 30 minutes away f rom Ma nhattan, I felt like I was being constantly taunted. So close, but so far away. Very trite; very New Jersey. But what I didn’t realize is how different my quality of life would have been if my parents had picked up the family and tried to settle in the city. Ironically, now that I’m at the age where moving to New York on my own is a possibility, I’m coming up with more cons than pros. Maybe it’s one of those childhood d rea ms t hat you’re supposed to outgrow, like wanting to be a ballerina. Living in New York is expensive in a way that you don’t realize until you start buying your own meals and reloading your own Metrocard. And for me the glamour
of “roughing it” doesn’t have the allure that it once did. This past June, I visited a friend who goes to Barnard. She’s a resident advisor who helps out with summer training. For the summer, she nabbed herself a five bedroom suite just off Riverside Drive, courtesy of Columbia University housing. As soon as I walked in, I traced my eyes over the crown molding, the hardwood floors, the high, bright bay windows. For the next three months, she and her girlfriend would have the whole apartment to themselves. F r a me d phot os le a ned against tables; a lone magnet stuck on the refrigerator. The space was filled with pretty, temporary things. “This is probably the nicest apartment I’ll ever live in,” she told me, “so I’m trying to make the most of it.” That struck me as a strange, bittersweet
realization for a 20-year-old. But it’s probably true.
Maybe it’s one of those childhood dreams that you’re supposed to outgrow, like wanting to be a ballerina.”
I don’t consider myself a materialistic person, but I think there’s something to be said for a reasonable cost of living. The relative privilege of my upbringing has meant that for most of my life, the phrase “the cost of living,” was more a vague economic term than a reality. As I get older and more independent, that’s no longer the case.
Thir ty- dollar br unches, like the one I had with my friend at a Harlem cafe a couple weeks ago, are not sustainable. They’re just embarrassing. I can get french toast and coffee at Sabrina’s for 15 dollars. I can get the same thing at a suburban diner for less than 10. Recently, scholars and critics have noted a disconcerting trend in major American cities. Apparently, metropolitan areas are becoming increasingly polarized along socioeconomic lines, with the very wealthy at one end of the spectrum and the very poor at the other. Me a nwh i le , p eople b e tween those polar opposites are being squeezed out. Benefits like subsidized housing and public transpor tation keep those who are struggling financially in the city. High rent keeps everyone else — besides those
very few who can afford it — out. I’m not in either of those categories, and I likely never will be. So where does that leave young professionals like myself? Maybe I’ll move to Manhattan sometime later, when I’ve reached a point in my career that leaves me enough extra income to actually enjoy the city I’d be living in. But when will that be? And who’s to say I’ll ever get to that point of wealth? Even if I could afford it, would I want to move there? A New York City without any middle class doesn’t appeal to me. W hy “make do” in New York when I can make my money go further in a place like Memphis or Houston or St. Louis? I have a hobby interest in historical architecture — do I really want to spend the next 10 years of my
RACHEL DEL VALLE life paying $1100/month for a tiny beige studio? So I’ve given up on the idea of New York, at least for now. And it’s actually really, really liberating. There are so many parts of the country, of the world, I had never considered living in because I’d been so set on the Tri-State Area. Maps don’t seem so decorative anymore. Now, with New York off the table, I feel like I can make it anywhere. RACHEL DEL VALLE is a College senior from Newark, N.J. Email her at email@example.com or follow her @rachelsdelvalle. “Duly Noted” will appear every Tuesday.
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NUGGETS OF WISDOM | That bucket list isn’t going to finish itself — now’s the time for you to get a little impulsive
n elementary school, I w a s t he k id who labeled all her folders w ith a labeling gun and knew which binder was for which class before she showed up on the first day. I made an unhealthy amount of lists: to-do lists, movies-to-watch lists, procon lists, homework lists. I was, to say the least, the opposite of an impulsive child. Earlier this week, however, I jumped out of a plane. I didn’t know I was going to jump out of a plane until about half an hour before we arrived at Skydive New England to pay, suit up and meet the short, stocky, half-asleeplooking man who I would be strapped to while descending 14,000 feet, Roberto. Sk ydiv ing is on a list I made in 2007 that I posted to Facebook (probably straight from my MySpace account). I guess I’ve been hoping to
go skydiving for the past sixor-so years, and I would have been planning on going for the next six or so years had my boyfriend not seen the list and made plans for us to just go do it. We both loved it.
Taking advantage of the present sometimes means doing things today, on a whim.”
Impulsivity is usually seen as a negative trait. To be sure, it’s not advantageous or sustainable as a lifestyle. In fact, The International Society for Research on Impulsivity defines it as “behavior without adequate thought;
the tendency to act with less forethought than do most individuals of equal ability and knowledge.” The Society also says that it’s “implicated in a number of psychiatric disorders including mania, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement. In cer tain moments, though, impulsivity can be the most positive and beneficial catalyst to acting. For exa mple, moment a r y impulsivity can be freeing. It’s more like spontaneity — a decision made and immediately acted-upon. For me, it stops one of my other greatest tendencies that is similar to list making: over-thinking. Part of the thrill of impulsively deciding to go skydiving was the adrenaline rush, uninhibited by the anticipation of planning. The adrenaline wiped away most feelings
of fear or nervousness that would have brewed had I been given a day or three days to think about it and wait. Did I really want time to consider all that could go wrong with skydiving? Absolutely not. I like to think I still would have gone even if given the chance to over-think everything, but I don’t know for certain. Sk ydiving has always been on my bucket list, but there are always things that get in the way — “it’s too expensive,” “I don’t know if now is the perfect time,” or “one day I’ll go.” There is no guarantee that there ever will be a “perfect” time. The older we get, the more responsibilities and obstacles will stand in our way. Positive impulsivity makes “one day” today. Without it, that “one day” when you’ll pick up painting again, try out for a club or get a tattoo
— whatever it is you want to do — is always going to be in the future, and eventually it just won’t happen. Was skydiving on a nearwhim scary? Yes — I didn’t have any control, I hadn’t made a pro-con list. Heck, I hadn’t even told my parents. But it was eye-opening and ex h i l a r at i ng a nd beyond worth it. At a time like now, the beginning of the semester, we all make lists. There are things we want to do this semester, by the end of this school year or at some point while we’re in college. But it always goes by so much faster than we expect. Taking advantage of the present sometimes means doing things today, on a whim, unrestrained. Would I be happy if I were still the kid who labeled and planned everything before the first day of school even
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MORGAN JONES started? Of course. However I also think I might look at my bucket list when I’m 70 years old (or, in fact, graduating at the end of the year) and realize that I could only scratch off two things, and I’d wonder what I did with all the time I had while waiting for that “one day.” Especially while we’re in our early twenties, it’s time to stop adding and start checking off. MORGAN JONES is a College senior from Colorado Springs, Colo. Her email address is morganjo@ sas.upenn.edu. Follow her @ morganjo_. “Nuggets of Wisdom” will appear every other Friday.
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Students, faculty tune in to the ‘Year of Sound’
welcome back issue — August 22–august 27, 2013 Page A5
New courses, events and a book on hip hop aim to explore sound’s role in the arts and sciences BY SAN LE Staff Writer After pondering the truth with last year’s Year of Proof, this year’s new freshman class will be using their ears in the Year of Sound. For the Class of 2017, the Year of Sound begins with one particular aspect, hip hop. The new class read Adam Bradley’s “Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop” for the Penn Reading Project, examining hip hop as both a musical form and a poetic form. The theme should be broad enough so it doesn’t belong to one particular discipline or school, Director of New Student Orientation and Academic Initiatives David Fox said. As with previous themes like water and games, sound is part of the human experience. “It touches on music [and] poetry. It’s urban culture and urban life. It’s politics and social culture,” Fox added. The theme of sound is “intended to be universal,” College junior and NSO Coordinator Katherine Boas added. The University first started off theme years with the Year of Food in 2007. Since then, each year has had a different theme that unites faculty and students at Penn to actively engage them in a common intellectual experience. This year’s steering committee decided on a book that focused on hip hop because it provides an ex-
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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology recently opened up an exhibit inspired by this year’s theme: sound. ploration of a subject that many are not familiar with on an intellectual level, Delphine Dahan, a member of the theme year’s steering committee and associate professor of psychology, said. Dahan added that this book “unpacks what’s interesting and worth studying and recognizing.” Aside from the reading project, there are many events encompassing the theme of sound. Throughout the year, Penn will host various symposia, performances and conferences to explore sound in artistic, cultural and scientific ways. In addition to the events, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has opened an exhibition called Hollywood in the Amazon that focuses on sound. The exhibit opened on Aug. 18 and will remain open until July of next year. The exhibition highlights
the world’s first soundsynced expeditionary film that, according to the website, was shot during a Penn Museum expedition to a “remote Amazonian jungle” in 1931. Rob Nelson, executive director for Education and Academic Planning in the Provost’s Office, explained that the museum was “galvanized by the idea of a yearly theme.” The result is this exhibition, which is an intersection between the theme of sound and what the museum finds meaningful. Students will also get a chance to take courses dedicated to this year’s theme, which include “Music and the Brain” and “Auditory Cultures.” Dahan hopes the new students will take something away from the theme year, “We hope that intellectually, you will have been provoked. You will have wanted to push your limits. You will have found some growth.”
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hough we all know the Internet is for porn (thanks Avenue Q), the bedroom is no longer the only area being ceded to digital territory. For every girl with daddy’s AmEx, window browsing on Fifth Avenue has been replaced with online shopping. And FYEs everywhere have virtually been rendered useless (pun intended) with the existence of the multifarious iTunes store. Things are no different here at Penn, where the Rave gets nearly half the traffic for the midnight screenings of blockbuster hits like Twilight as Hulu does the day after the newest episode of 30 Rock airs. This makes sense. We Penn students are too busy procrastinating on Penn InTouch and designing funny lacrosse pinnies for the clubs we’re involved in to leave the comfort of our beds to
watch Hugo in theaters. And we fit this mold of overworked Ivy League students well, with only about 17% of Penn undergrads watching movies at the Rave every semester. But how about the other stereotype, the one that says all college students are poor? The free movement of information made possible by the interweb makes
you guess then that Penn students would prefer to get their RomCom fix online with free streaming websites like SideReel and Ch131 rather than pay for services provided by Netflix and Redbox? While 75% of us watch movies online, nearly 50% pay for it. I hear Horrible Bosses — a new release on iTunes — is hysterical, but is Whose recommendations do you take? it worth the 50 1.5 salads at 47.7% Other Sweetgreen 40% 40 A Friend it would Cinema Studies have cost if 30 Major 26.2% 25% 25% I had seen it Professor or TA 20 in theaters? Street Ramen noo10 *Students surveyed were allowed to choose more dles aren’t than one option. 0 that bad, I guess. entertainment accessible and The average Penn student inexpensive to anyone with an (who is anything but average, if AirPennNet account. Wouldn’t you ask Amy Gutmann) watch-
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es seven movies, more or less, every semester. Simple arithmetic proves that it’s $40 cheaper to watch said movies on Netflix than at the Rave, and an additional $20 less on iTunes (cost of popcorn and Mike and Ikes not included in these calculations). The low cost of watching seven movies on iTunes for less than 30 bucks is worth the many conveniences that online paid services afford us: not being interrupted by incessant buffering and commercials, the immunity to computer viruses and most importantly, not having to wait 54 minutes after watching 72 minutes of a movie on Megavideo. Not to mention, it’s a small price to pay when you look at the big picture — the combined savings of the 47.7% of Penn students who pay for their online services rather than going to the movie theater is somewhere between $196,136 and $295,344, depending on whether they use Netflix or iTunes, respectively. Moral of the story is: we won't judge if you just stay in bed. *A simple random sample of 100 Penn undergrads were surveyed to collect data about their film viewing habits.
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Bank of America intern’s death raises concerns about industry Interns in investment banking often work long hours to push through time-sensitive deals BY LIANNA SERKO Staff Writer
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cause of death has yet to be determined, reports have suggested that he worked for three consecutive days. The possibility of overwork is not necessarily surprising to those who know the industry. Pat Rose, director of Career Services, said that the many Penn students who take internships or full time positions in finance thrive on the fast pace of working on deals with strict deadlines. She added that “young people who go to work in investment banking and similar fields need to be aware" of the long hours they will likely work, saying 16 or 18 hour days are not uncommon. “If you are in a group where there is some sort of deal being done — an initial public offering or a merger, for example — those things are very time sensitive” and require people to work late to get the deal done, said Rose. Wharton senior Andrew Yi, who concentrates in finance and management and interned at Bank of America this summer, said
he “wasn’t too shocked” upon hearing of the intern’s death. “In the finance industry, everyone is pushing really hard to impress upper management,” Yi said. “People are generally hardworking, not just in investment banking but in finance in general.” Yi said that he intentionally applied for a job in Bank of America’s sales and trading department instead of in investment banking because of the hours. “I knew hours in investment banking are pretty grueling,” he said, “and I even ended up working longer hours than I had expected.” He sometimes woke up as early as 4:30 a.m. and left the office as late as 9 p.m. Many other Penn student interns contacted for interviews declined to comment on the topic because of rigid restrictions their companies impose on interaction with the media. “The intern’s death is really sad,” said Yi. “It really opened up my eyes to how unregulated the working conditions are in finance.”
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master's at 25 and I guess that’s what caught the attention of my professor … who nominated me. DP: What plans do you have as the new coordinator of OFSL? KJ: I want to provide opportunities for students to be proud of their organizations and showcase their organizations in a great light, … [which] includes citywide initiatives because the Greek life at Penn sets the stage for Greek life in the city. I want to expose our students to leadership developments, community service and get them to be recognized by the city in a different way. I plan to do this by holding symposiums, continuing traditions such as the Penn Relays step show and rethinking recruitment strategies. DP: How do you plan to meet the scholastic needs of students involved in Greek life? KJ: In the past, I have created an academic enrichment program where I pair Greek students with other students on campus to help each other academically. If there isn’t something like this in place already, I
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nity," Fiester said. Wahlert also noted that the Penn community had shown significant interest in bioethics even before the push for the creation of the minor. He had “taught a few ethics classes [in the College] to test interest,” and found significant demand in the past. Wahlert added that Penn already has several “places and pockets of interest” in bioethics, including an undergraduate bioethics magazine, and that the minor was a way of “collating all these [pockets].” The minor incorporates classes from six departments within SAS, including anthropology, sociology and history and sociology of science, among others. Two academic advisors,
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Poli Sci department affected CALENDAR from page A1 property manager for Campus Apartments, 50 of the company's units still have leases which start in September. Some of these are rented to Drexel students, whose summer quarter ends Sept. 4. University City Housing, which own 560 housing units in the area, also shifted its lease schedule after learning about the new academic calendar. Students with leases that ended late in the summer can now terminate their leases in May. “Normally we wouldn’t be too accommodating, but this
year we were. It allowed us to create more June leases,” said Bill Grove, the company’s regional manager. Almost all — 530 out of 560 — of the company's units allow students to move in between June and late August, before the first day of classes. The other 30, which mostly belong to Drexel University and University of the Sciences students, start at other times during the year. This year’s early start date also coincides with the Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Political Science Association, a conference that the majority of the Political Science Department — as well as professors in related fields like communications — attend. The conference starts on August 29 — the second day of classes — and ends September 1.
Most professors interviewed said this was a minor inconvenience at most. Professor John Lapinsky, the undergraduate coordinator for the department, called it “a non-event” because most professors and graduate students travel to the conference on Friday and leave by Sunday, missing no class time. Political science professor Guy Grossman, who will be on leave from teaching this semester, was more concerned that a longer school year decreases the amount of time a professor can spend on his or her research. “The bigger inconvenience is that we have two less weeks to do research,” he said. The timing of the conference also affects graduate students, who will have to miss classes for the confer-
ence. However, several professors attending the event pointed out this conference coincides with the beginning of the school year at many colleges and universities. "We (Penn poli-sci faculty) are just having to now do what some colleagues at a few other colleges and universities have been doing for a while," political science professor Rudra Sil said in an email. These changes that members of the Penn community are adapting to were also made to ensure that the University meets state standards in order to be reaccredited this year. Pennsylvania’s Curricular Credit Policy — which defines the minimum requirements for universities and colleges statewide — dictates that colleges and
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were also on the table, including making classes longer. However this would have meant a longer day for students, starting at eight in the morning and continuing into the evening. Additionally, longer courses introduced scheduling difficulties. “It’s already difficult to allocate time [in classrooms and lecture halls] across classes,” Nelson said. Administrators also considered eliminating fall break. However, even with this measure, school would still have to begin in August during some years in order to meet state standards. “There was an imbalance in the calendar and this rectifies the imbalance,” Executive Director for Education and Academic Planning in the Provost’s Office Rob Nelson said. According to the University’s official academic calendar, theses shifts — an earlier start date, a Thursday through Sunday fall break, and the Thanksgiving week schedule changes— will last at least through spring 2016.
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Commercial investments by U. also a factor HOUSING from page A1 Spruce Hill Zoning Committee Barry Grossbach, who has been involved in the community since the 1990s. “I always tell people that come through here that the important thing that Penn did wasn't just a single thing. It was a holistic strategy,” Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli said. “A lot of what was born out of the late ’90s under Dr. Rodin and [former Executive Vice President] John Fry's leadership was really born out of a concern about the perception of safety of students.” That strategy included the creation of University City District — a nonprofit that
provides security, landscaping and trash removal services to the area — and a renewed focus on an employee mortgage program to attract employees to live in University City. “As they looked to buy a house in the neighborhood, it would never appraise properly,” Carnaroli said. “We were in the position of guaranteeing that difference.” Since mid-1997, 1,060 employees have participated in the loan program, which subsidizes both home purchases and home improvements. “The mortgage program incentivized a lot of faculty and staff to buy homes in University City and invest in those homes,” Gillen said. “Once you have high-end residents somewhere, the highend restaurants and shops will follow.” Since the late 1990s, the rate of homeownership has increased slightly, from 17 percent to 19 percent. Carnaroli added, however, that the
figures can be misleading because of the high number of student renters in the area. “Capital has been relatively inexpensive and, notwithstanding the financial crisis, when things kind of froze up. There's been a fair bit amount of money available in the multifamily sector — for rental housing,” Carnaroli said. As a result, there has been a revitalization of the housing market in University City. “An average house price in the late ’90s was $100,000 to $150,000. There's no way you could find anything for that price anymore,” Gillen said. Also contributing to rising property values in the area was the establishment of the Penn Alexander School — a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia and Penn — at 4209 Spruce St. The University provides $1,330 per student in additional funding to the school, which is one of the highestperforming in the city. “The dearth of quality
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education was a huge drawback to families living here,” Grossbach said. Despite recent controversy surrounding the school relating to enrollment caps, he cited it as the single most important factor in the neighborhood’s renaissance. “I don’t think there has been anything frankly that has impacted this more than the Penn Alexander School,” he added. Complementing the residential strategy, the University undertook initiatives to attract private commercial investment in the area. Be-
tween 1997 and 2010, Penn invested $149 million in commercial development, which led to a $489 million in private investment, according to the office of the executive vice president. That investment included the construction of the Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut streets in 2001 on a space that used to be a parking lot. Future development plans include constructing more residential spaces at 40th and Pine streets — where the University faced some resistance in its attempts to demolish a vacant mansion on the corner
— and an effort “to enhance both the physical appearance and the area around 40th and Market,” Carnaroli said. While some residents decry Penn’s strategies as gentrification, Grossbach dismissed those claims. “I don’t think anyone in their right mind is going to tell you they prefer a slum to an improved neighborhood," he said. "I don’t hear that."
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Waitlist admissions for the Class of 2017 reaches a five-year low Waitlist acceptances by the numbers Breakdown of the
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U. reacts to implications of Times hookup article Many students criticized a ‘one-sided’ portrayal of Penn in The New York Times
ents and family, that shape the decisions that students make for themselves,” MacCarthy said. “We want them to make positive, ethical, and healthy choices, but when they encounter problems — whatever the cause — the University always will have staff and programs available to help them.” Both the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives deferred comment to MacCarthy. Many students interviewed identified with a range of perspectives, and many said Taylor’s premise applied to far fewer Penn women than her article represented. College and Wharton senior and Undergraduate Assembly President Abe Sutton pointed out that there are many other communities at Penn whose perspectives Taylor neglected entirely. “The Orthodox [Jewish] community, the Muslim community — this article did not capture their identities and they are vibrant parts of Penn’s campus,” Sutton said. “What about sexual orientation? What about religious identification? They’re not [in the article].” The article also included photos of students in the Quadrangle during Spring
BY EMILY DELISLE & DINA MOROZ Summer News Editor & Staff Writer JULY 18 — A New York Times article on “hookup culture” at Penn has garnered attention, and criticism, from the University’s student body. The article "Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too," written by reporter Kate Taylor, detailed a hookup culture at Penn where ambitious women hooked up because college relationships were impractical, and how alcohol can many times fuel these hookups. Vice President for Communications Stephen MacCarthy said in an email statement in response to the article, “the well being of our students is always our primary concern” and that “Penn provides a very wide range of support, counseling and education for students to help them navigate the challenges of early adulthood.” The University was aware of Taylor’s investigation. “As young adults there are many factors, including par-
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Fling and inside the frequented campus bar Smokey Joe’s. One of the photos depicts male and female students hugging in the Quad during Fling. Rising College junior Alexander Goldman, the male student in one of the photos, said in an email that the image was taken “completely out of context.” “It was bizarre especially when I realized which article it went with,” Goldman said. He explained that he and the female student in the picture are close friends and he is also good friends with that female student’s boyfriend, who was standing outside of the frame of the picture. “We were excited to have found each other in the sea of people in the Quad during Fling and she gave me a hug. Neither of us had any idea a picture was being taken,” he said. “We’ve never hooked up. Anyone who knows either of us knows how out of context it is.” MacCarthy said he was unaware whether the University gave permission for a Times photographer to take photos of students in the Quad during Spring Fling. Student Planning and Events Committee
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Law lecturers sue Pa. officials for right to marry The two lecturers are part of the ACLU’s federal lawsuit over same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania BY HARRY COOPERMAN Summer News Editor JULY 25— Penn Law School lecturers Fernando ChangMuy and Len Rieser have been a couple for over 32 years. Yet, they are not married.
Because they reside in Pennsylvania, their marriage cannot be recognized under state law because they are both men. In fact, Pennsylvania would not
recognize their marriage even if they legally entered into it in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage. But Chang-Muy and Rieser hope to be a part of the force that changes how marriage is recognized in their home state. In July, the two Penn Law lecturers — along with 21 other plaintiffs — joined in a lawsuit
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against Gov. Tom Corbett and other state officials demanding that a federal court overturn Pennsylvania's ban on samesex marriage. Represented by attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and Penn Law professor Seth Kreimer, the plaintiffs are demanding that the federal court strike down Pennsylvania’s “discriminatory treatment.” “The Supreme Court decided at the federal level that the denial of the right to marry was a profound measure of disrespect for gay and lesbian citizens,” Kreimer said. “The same reasoning seems to me to apply to the state of Pennsylvania.” For Reiser and Chang-Muy, one of the primary goals of this lawsuit is for the state to “acknowledge what is,” Reiser said — that they are a married couple.
“We have been together for 32 years … we have a house, we love each other, we have a spiritual and emotional connection and a marriage law in Pennsylvania would simply ratify, recognize what we have functionally been doing for 32 years,” Chang-Muy said. “I think that we’ve acted in every respect as a married couple would,” Reiser added. Recognizing our partnership as marriage “would be a clear way for other people to understand what the relationship is,” he said. Already, Reiser and ChangMuy's path to victory seems hopeful, as one of the lawsuit’s defendants, Attorney General Kathleen Kane, has expressed concern over Pennsylvania’s current law. Two days after the suit was filed, Kane said she would not defend the governor in the
suit because she “cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s version of DOMA." “The important thing is not that [Kane] says that she’s not going to defend the governor,” said Mary Catherine Roper, a 1993 Law School graduate and ACLU attorney working on the case. “The important thing is that she said the law is unconstitutional and she won’t say otherwise.” “That’s a big deal for the top law enforcement officer in the state to say ‘I agree, the law is unconstitutional,” she added. Kreimer added that he is "optimistic" about his side's chances in this case. “I think that ultimately marriage equality and freedom to marry will come to Pennsylvania,” he said. Staff writer Alex Zimmermann contributed reporting.
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Anthropology lecturer arrested, charged for indecent exposure Adam Bund was charged with a count of open lewdness and one count of harrassment BY HARRY COOPERMAN & HARRISON FALLON Summer News Editor & Staff Writer MAY 24 — A lecturer for the Department of Anthropology and the Lauder Institute was arrested and charged May 23 with three counts related to incidents that occurred in Houston Hall. Adam Bund was charged with one count of open lewdness and one count of harassment, according to his court docket. The Philadelphia Police Department
also noted in a statement that Bund was charged with indecent exposure. Open lewdness is a third degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania that is defined as when a person “does any lewd act which he knows is likely to be observed by others who would be affronted or alarmed.” Harassment is also a third degree misdemeanor if it includes “lewd, lascivious, threatening or obscene words.” Both charges are punishable with a fine of up to $5,000 and imprisonment of not more than 90 days. According to PPD, a 21-year-old female reported that in February Bund was looking in her direction while “inappropriately
touching himself.” It is unclear whether the female was affiliated with the University. PPD also said that a similar incident was reported to have occurred on April 29. On May 22, Vice President for Communications Stephen MacCarthy told The Daily Pennsylvanian that the lecturer had been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. As of May 24, Bund’s page on the Department of Anthropology website was no longer accessible. On July 19, Bund’s attorney requested for the trial to be moved to a later date. He will appear in court on Oct. 10.
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The appointment makes the Law prof the third senior administrator at Penn who is a minority BY WILL MARBLE Staff Writer JUNE 13 — The University announced June 12 that Anita Allen, a professor in the Law School, would succeed Lynn Hollen Lees as vice provost for faculty. Allen started her new position July 1. Allen, who also holds an appointment in the Philosophy Department, previously served as the deputy dean for academic affairs at Penn Law and has taught at Penn since 1998. In a statement, Penn President Amy Gutmann noted Allen’s interdisciplinary approach to her scholarship, “where she has linked the liberal arts and the law in areas as diverse as privacy, women’s rights and race relations.”
Gutmann also said Allen has been “a consummately insightful contributor to our work” on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, which Gutmann chairs. Allen was teaching in Japan, and declined an interview until she returned. “All I can say is that I’m thrilled to have been appointed and look forward to assuming my duties in July,” she said in an email at the time. The appointment of Allen, a black woman, comes nearly five months after several senior Africana Studies faculty members criticized Gutmann in a Daily Pennsylvanian
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Debate continues on unpaid internships after landmark ruling The decision in a case against Fox Searchlight has the potential to end unpaid internships BY JODY FREINKEL Staff Writer JUNE 20 — Millenials might be the last generation to experience unpaid internships. On June 11, a United States federal district court judge ruled that two interns for Fox Searchlight should have been compensated for their work on the films "Black Swan" and "500 Days of Summer." Lawsuits have since been brought against two other companies — Hearst Magazines and Condé Nast — and will force further interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The pending rulings all have the potential to affect the Penn undergraduates who intern for free during the summer months. A rising College junior who is currently working for free at one of the companies involved in the suits said that after her first few weeks there, she has come to disagree with the concept of unpaid internships. “It has to be a really good program for an unpaid internship to work,” she said. “It’s not like they’re overworking us or anything — they’re not — but it’s not educational.” A central point in the Fox Searchlight case was whether the internships were educational. Shlomo Katz, an attorney who co-authored the Thompson’s Fair Labor Standards Handbook, noted that past court rulings have generally fallen into one of two categories. Judges have either ruled that the Department of Labor’s definition of an unpaid intern should be followed or that as long as the intern benefits more from the internship than the company, then the lack of
compensation is acceptable. “There’s some disagreement about whether the intern can do any work at all,” Katz noted. Aditi Bagchi, professor of labor law at Fordham University Law School, commented that interns who perform tasks similar to paid employees can reduce wages for those employees and affect the hiring environment. She did, however, see value in continuing unpaid internships in general. “People don’t voluntarily work for free unless they expect to … learn something they wouldn’t in a paid position,” she wrote in an email. Caitlin Loyd, a rising College junior who is currently an unpaid intern on Capitol Hill, agreed that what she is learning is invaluable. “I’m currently working … [on] actual, real legislation,” she said. “Yes, they might receive more benefits than I actually get in the end but in my opinion, this is totally worth it.”
Rising Wharton junior Stephen Morgenstern enjoys working for film production company Parkes and MacDonald this summer, even though he is not being compensated. “I knew working here would be invaluable exposure to the film business,” he explained. “I want to work in entertainment long-term and the daily interactions with staff … helps me get experience.” Morgenstern said that he does not foresee his employers changing their internship program despite the ruling against Fox Searchlight. “The internship is for academic credit and the work is rewarding and interesting — plus, the hours are normal,” he said. As for whether unpaid internships should be discontinued altogether, Katz felt strongly that they should not be. “[The system] has worked for decades and there’s no reason it shouldn’t continue to work for decades more,” he said.
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Representing Penn â€” not just â€˜the gameâ€™
EDITORIAL | The trend of hooking up is not something new to this campus or any campus, and it certainly does not describe the preferences and lifestyles of all Penn students Kate Taylor got Penn wrong. In a lengthy article in the July 14 edition of The New York Times, â€œSex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too,â€? Taylor tried to explain a trend at colleges across the nation that she termed the â€œhookup cultureâ€? by focusing on Penn. The article prompted a response that has been largely critical, and for good reason: In her failed attempt to glimpse a part of Pennâ€™s culture, Taylor
drew conclusions that inaccurately represented the Universityâ€™s student body. As the very students about whom Taylor makes overarching generalizations, we are disappointed that she failed to account for the rich diversity of our student body. It is immediately apparent that the voices of males, of LGBT students and of students in committed relationships are missing. First off, statistics from
Pennâ€™s Office of Admissions show that the Class of 2016 is composed of 50 percent males, a trend throughout all the undergraduate class years. Yet not a single male student was quoted in Taylorâ€™s nearly 5,000word article. It is ridiculous for Taylorâ€™s article to claim to represent the Universityâ€™s â€œhookup cultureâ€? without including the perspectives of half the people involved in hooking up. This
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of space Taylor devoted in her article towards covering Penn students in committed, longterm relationships. In the section of the article titled â€œThe Default Is Yes,â€? Taylor acknowledges that students are uncomfortable hooking up without the aid of alcohol, or other drugs. Often, the use of these drugs results in sexual assault, and even rape. We are appalled at Taylorâ€™s flippant mention of the frequency of which sexual assaults occur. In doing so, she
continues to foster the negative mentality that these acts of sexual assault under the influence are common and unimportant, despite many organizations and resources at Penn devoted to bringing light to and taking action to counter incidents of sexual assault. We refuse to allow Taylor to misrepresent Penn students in this way because we each hold unique experiences we have â€” or havenâ€™t â€” had with the â€œhookup culture.â€? We can play that game, too.
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JULY 11 — “You said we were last since 2006?” That was new Penn baseball head coach John Yurkow’s incredulous reaction when I informed him that the Quakers rank last among Ivies in league play since 2006, the year that John Cole took over the program. So when Cole was let go in May, it shouldn’t have come as much of a shock. But if Cole didn’t work out, why replace him with his right-hand man? Yurkow played for four years for Cole at Rowan and had coached under him since 2007 at Penn, where there has been a lot of underachieving the last few seasons. Somehow, even with impressive talent surrounding leaders like 2010 Ivy League Player of the Year Tom Grandieri and 2013 Ivy batting leader Ryan Deitrich, Penn’s conference record the last eight seasons is just 6594-1 (.405). “We’ve played better against scholarship schools than we have in Ivy games,” Yurkow told me after I as-
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sured him that Penn has been the Ivy bottom-dweller since the start of the Cole era. “That’s kind of the head scratcher.” And he’s exactly right. Sure, Penn has struggled mightily in Ivy play in recent years, but in nonconference competition, the Quakers have held their own against scholarship schools more so than other Ivies. Penn’s overall record under Cole was 143179-1, good for the second-best overall winning percentage in the conference while he was head coach. “[U]sually when there’s a coaching change, it’s a really bad situation,” Yurkow said. “And what’s unique about this is it’s not a bad situation … [I]t’s kind of a refreshing feeling to know that we have good players and we can compete for a championship right away.” There’s real talent on board here too, which can be traced back to Yurkow, Penn’s recruiting coordinator since 2008. As the Quakers’ hitting instructor, Yurkow can also claim credit for developing successful batters like Deitrich. And it’s Deitrich who identified what Yurkow’s greatest coaching asset will have to be — positivity. “He’s one of those guys that gets to know you on a personal level off the field as well as on the field so he knows what it takes to motivate each individ-
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Men’s basketball acquires new recruiting tool
inRecruit is a new online social networking site that allows for the secure transfer of information BY JENNIFER YU Staff Writer JUNE 20 — As Penn tries to catch up to its opponents on the court, its coaches are taking to the internet. Penn basketball recently
adopted inRecruit, a new sports recruiting platform that seeks to make it easier for coaches to evaluate prospective players.
Joseph Rocco, one of the co-founders of the platform and a Villanova graduate, and his fellow founders were inspired to create the technology after realizing significant shortcomings in the current recruiting technology. “Coaches are limited,” Rocco said. “They do what’s
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mation … that’s the number one thing that differentiates us from other platforms,” Rocco said. “[A high school coach] can post a video right through the platform and with detailed recommendations on the player and the coach’s stamp of approval … and for [Jerome Allen], it’s coming from a trusted source.” “As coaches, we are constantly looking to recruit youth athletes that are good match for UPenn,” coach Jerome Allen said. “The inRecruit platform is the only technology platform we have found which is set up in a way which will allow our coaches to recruit high school basketball players in a way which is familiar to them.” Rocco highlighted that the new platform will allow Penn coaches to network with a wider range of high school coaches.
“Coaches always fall back on what is easiest and fastest and that is really calling five to 10 people whom they have the best relationship with … inRecruit is going to give these coaches the opportunity to extend their network,” Rocco said. While inRecruit is certainly a new development, Rocco hopes to continue improving the software, expand to the rest of the Big 5 schools and, one day, have it used across the nation. Penn’s adoption of the platform has helped to make that dream a reality. “You’d be surprised,” he added. “It just has such a positive stigma around it just because of who the University of Pennsylvania is. It’s unbelievable. We’ve gotten tons of phone calls … and the reason is because the University of Pennsylvania is using the platform.”
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A new Astroturf abode for field hockey At River Fields, field hockey gets a new home near Rhodes, sharing a scoreboard with soccer BY JOHN PHILLIPS Sports Editor JUNE 20 — After years of being pushed aside by Penn, the field hockey program is finally getting a home of its own. Just as softball received a new stadium when Penn Park opened, the renovations going on at the River Fields will provide field hockey with a new stadium, which will lie right next to soccer’s Rhodes Field. The idea behind the creation of this new field is not just to give field hockey a state-of-the-art facility that
will appeal to recruits, but also increase the aesthetic look of Penn’s entire sporting landscape. “We’re going to try and have a Penn Park feel to it, so there will be ferns and trees and walkways going around, and so it’s more customer friendly,” athletic director Steve Bilsky said a month ago when renovations began. “It just looks nicer, so that if you were looking down from Center City, you would see Penn Park here, and the River Fields here, and it would look like they go together.” While Rhodes will continue to carry a brick feel, this new field hockey field will have more hedges and more landscaping surrounding it. A brick path will sit in between the
fields, as well as a video scoreboard not quite the size of the one recently installed in the Palestra. “It will basically be one stanchion, but the soccer scoreboard will face one direction, and field hockey will face the other direction,” Bilsky said. “You can show streaming, you can show games. It will really be a high quality video.” The 9.5’ x 21’ LED scoreboard and the walkway underneath it will give the River Fields a more open feeling than existed previously at Rhodes. While Rhodes and the new field hockey field will have a lot in common in regards to their surroundings, the field turf will differ. Field hockey is one of the few sports left that uses
AstroTurf, and thus, the old carpet will be laid at this new field. The new field may push the program over the edge and give the team its first back-to-back winning seasons since the 2005 and 2006 campaigns in the same way that softball’s new stadium helped grow the program. Of softball’s stadium, Bilsky said, “It’s a national level stadium. So, from a recruiting standpoint, from a coaching standpoint, from the whole idea of being able to promote something like that, it’s a win for everybody. And it’s not a surprise that we’ve gotten good at softball.” It won’t take long to see if field hockey’s field will have the same effect on the program.
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The years ahead: tradition by tradition Events involve delicious desserts, supply curves, Styrofoam hats, canes and lots of toast Penn has accumulated a number of traditions over its 272 years. Some are dignified, others are more whimsical, but you can hardly consider yourself a true Quaker until you’ve booed the Princeton
Tigers on Franklin Field during a football game or eaten fried Oreos during Spring Fling. For those new to campus, here is a rundown of what to look forward to over the next four years: Convocation: August 27 In this ceremony, members of the incoming freshman class and transfer students are officially welcomed to the University. Convocation is one of the
only three instances during your time at Penn when your entire class will come together as a group (Hey Day and Commencement are the other two). The event features speeches by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price, and performances by several a cappella groups and the Penn Band. Econ Scream: The night before the first Economics
001 midterm At midnight on the eve of the first Economics 001 midterm, students let off steam by gathering on the Quad’s Junior Balcony and screaming their stress away. Besides the hoards of loud freshmen, if you’re lucky, you’ll witness several more adventurous upperclassmen streaking through the Quad. Homecoming: November 9 (Princeton)
Homecoming brings alumni back to the halls of their alma mater. Many will head over to Franklin Field to watch the Quakers face off against Princeton, traditionally their biggest Ivy League rival -— and of course, to throw toast onto the field at the end of the third quarter after they finish a rousing rendition of “Drink a Highball.” Spring Fling: April 11-12
Described by some as one of the nation’s best college parties, this weekend gives students a chance to trade studying for eating fried Oreos and funnel cake. Besides organizing the carnival in the Quad, the Social Planning and Events Committee also hosts a large concert. Last year’s concert featured perforSEE TRADITIONS PAGE C3
Discovering your passion Feeding the freshman soul: where to eat around campus outside the classroom Learn about the groups you’d like to join at the Student Activities Fair Sept. 3 With each trip down Locust Walk, you are bombarded with flyers and information about every event on campus, every charity drive and every meeting that week — and these groups represent only a small fraction of the student body. To help get a better idea of the diverse groups on campus, hit the Walk for the on Sept. 2 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Many groups will be repre-
sented there, catering to all talents and interests. Arts The Performing Arts Council oversees more than 40 student-run performance arts organizations and puts on over 60 performances a year. With 13 dance troupes, six theater groups, 12 a cappella/singing groups, seven music groups and four comedy groups, there’s something for every kind of performing artist. If you’re interested in joining performance arts or just want to see what Penn’s groups have to offer, check out the Freshman Performing Arts Night on Aug. 30 at
6 p.m. at Zellerbach Theater. For those who came to Penn with their beloved saxophone or guitar in tow, groups like the Penn Symphony Orchestra and Penn Jazz Ensemble might be the perfect place to showcase talent. The writers and literaryminded students at Penn will find their niche at the Kelly Writers House, located at 3805 Locust Walk. Writers House hosts readings and workshops and publishes journals devoted to creative writing. Students are invited to stop by throughout the SEE CLUBS PAGE C2
Thai, Indian, burgers, vegan — get it all on campus or in Philadelphia
There comes a time in every freshman’s life when the idea of another dining hall dinner loses its luster. And when you hit that milestone, don’t despair — Philadelphia is home to a vibrant food scene which you can sample right on Penn’s campus. You can get your fix at familiar chains such as McDonald’s and Chipotle, but you’ll soon discover the enticing range of unique
off-campus eating opportunities that flavor University City. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite between classes or planning a fun night out with friends, Philadelphia offers options for every budget. Food carts Food carts offer some of the cheapest and tastiest food on campus, perfect for a quick meal between classes. Penn favorites include Magic Carpet (across from the Lower Quad and on 34th and Walnut streets) for Middle Eastern vegetarian fare, Hemo’s (across from the Upper Quad and on 38th and Walnut streets)
for cheesesteaks and chicken sandwiches and Bui’s (corner of 38th and Spruce streets) for famed breakfast sandwiches. Other food trucks like Delicias, an arepa truck on 40th and Locust streets, and Sugar Philly, a dessert truck that moves around the city, have brought more gourmet options to campus. For food trucks that cater city-wide, follow the trucks on Twitter to see when they are parked on campus. Sansom Street Your eating adventures can continue down Sansom Street, which is home SEE FOOD PAGE C7
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Staying physically and mentally healthy on campus Pottruck, Fox Fitness Center, SHS and CAPS are just some resources to tap into to Both the University and surrounding community offer a number of resources to help students stay healthy, so they can work — and play —hard. Physical health. Feeling a
bit under the weather? Go to Student Health Services. Located at 3535 Market Street, SHS offers regular check-ups and resources if you are sick. Vaccinations are also avail-
able. You can schedule an appointment with a general practitioner over the phone, through the SHS website (www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/) or in person. During non-business hours students should call SHS’s oncall physician at 215-746-3535.
In case of an emergency, students should go to the Emergency Department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, located on the first floor of the Silverstein Building on the corner of 34th and Spruce streets. Mental health. Penn offers limited free counseling to stu-
ents through Counseling and Psychological Services, located at 36th and Walnut streets. CAPS gaurantees confidentiality and can refer students to therapists for long-term care. To schedule an appointment, call the CAPS office at 215-898-7021. For emergencies, call 215349-5490 and ask for the CAPS clinician on call. Another resource for students is the Reach-A-Peer help line. An anonymous, confidential service, the RAP line is staffed by trained student volunteers on call between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. for any concerns or problems you may have. The number is 215-5732727. Alcohol policy. You may be on a college campus, but the legal drinking age is still 21. If you choose to drink illegally, the University guarantees medical amnesty to any student seeking medical help
Clubs create community on campus CLUBS from page C1 year. Community service Civic House, located at 3914 Locust Walk, is the central hub for community service at Penn. At Civic House, you can learn more about the many student volunteers that coordinate volunteer programs on campus and in the city, like the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. Intramural sports For the average Penn student not looking for the commitment of varsity sports, intramurals are a great way to get your athletic fix. Spon-
if they or a friend overdoses on alcohol or drugs. Any university-funded undergraduate student organization wishing to serve alcohol at an event must register in advance with the Vice Provost for University Life. The full text of Penn’s alcohol policy can be viewed online at vpul.upenn.edu/alcohol. Working out. Most gym-inclined Penn students exercise at the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, a multi-level facility located at 37th and Walnut streets. The facility offers a wide array of exercise and weight machines, basketball courts, a swimming pool, a climbing wall and even a virtual golf studio. The Fox Fitness Center at Franklin Field is another indoor workout option. The Center has two floors of weights and cardio equipment and hosts daily group circuit training workouts.
sored by the Residential Advisory Board, each college house competes in sports like flag football and volleyball. Students can create house teams or join existing ones at Pottruck gym. Politics The political clubs on campus may be where you want to spend much of your time. The Penn Democrats is one of Penn’s largest student groups, with over 2,000 members. College Republicans organizes the conservative vote on campus. Penn Leads the Vote is a non-partisan group sponsored by the Fox Leadership Center that works to get out the vote during elections. For more information on all of these groups, check out the Student Activities Fair or the website of the Office of Student Affairs at vpul. upenn.edu/osa.
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Exploring Phila. outside the ‘Penn bubble’ How to best use public transportation to visit Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and beyond Once you’ve settled into your dorm and learned to navigate your way down Locust Walk, it’s time to venture out into the rest of Philadelphia, which offers restaurants, shopping and museums galore. On a student’s budget and schedule, public transportation is your best bet for getting around. It’s cheap, safe and easy to figure out. SEPTA, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, is the nation’s fifth-
largest public transportation system. Bus and trolley rides cost $2.25 onboard, or you can buy SEPTA tokens in advance for $1.80 each. Packs are available in the basement of Houston Hall, Penn Bookstore, college houses and Fresh Grocer. Use the “Trip Planner” feature at septa.org to help find frequent destinations. Around University City The LUCY (Loop Through University City) bus runs through the area weekdays
from 6:10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The route — which you can find at septa.org/schedules/bus/ pdf/LUCY.pdf — includes 30th Street Station. Flash your PennCard for a free ride. PennCard holders can also find a free ride on Penn Bus and Penn Shuttle, which run between 20th and 48th streets. To Center City, Chinatown and Old City Students can reach these popular shopping and eating destinations by taking the Market-Frankford El, which runs along Market Street. The stops near campus are
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Street Line (the Orange Line) going south. Stadium Complex To go support Philadelphia sports teams, take the Broad Street Line going south to its last stop, AT&T Station. This brings you to Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia International Airport When it’s time to head home for break, take the airport train from the University City Station at South Street and Convention Avenue (by the Penn Museum) to Philadelphia International
Airport. You can also catch the airport train at 30th Street Station. New York City New York is close by road or rail. You can take the Amtrak train from 30th Street Station — the most expensive option — or take the Trenton Line from 30th Street Station to Trenton, N.J., where you transfer to a New York-bound New Jersey Transit train. A more inexpensive option is a bus service, like Megabus or BoltBus, which departs from 30th Street Station, or buses departing from Chinatown.
TRADITIONS from page C1 mances by Girl Talk, Janelle Monae and Tyga. Penn Relays: April 24-26 In the last week of April, Penn hosts the Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track and field meet in the country. High school, college, amateur and professional athletes compete in the events, which attract a global audience to Franklin Field. Celebrity athletes who have competed in the races recently include Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Hey Day: Last week of classes On the last day of classes, juniors march through campus with styrofoam hats and canes to mark the official start of their senior year. Historically, seniors have thrown ketchup, flour and even rotten eggs at the ju-
at 40th and 34th streets. You can also take the 21 SEPTA bus, which runs eastbound to Center City on Chestnut Street and westbound to campus on Walnut Street, for $2.25 or a SEPTA token. For Chinatown, take the El to 8th or 12th streets. For Old City, take it to 5th and 2nd streets. And for South Street, take the 40 SEPTA bus toward Lombard or 2nd streets. There are stops all along Spruce Street, including one in front of the Quad. To South Philly Ride the El to City Hall and transfer to the Broad
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Greek life: Penn’s fraternities and sororities Freshman recruitment begins in the spring semester for all Greek organizations
Whether you come from four generations of Pi Kappa Phi brothers or are exploring the Greek system for the very first time, you can be sure that this year’s batch of hopeful Greeks have plenty to look forward to. You will likely be introduced to Greek life at Penn with New Student Orientation parties, but fraternity and sorority rush does not begin until January. In the meantime, here are some facts about Greek life at Penn to get you started: - Around 25 percent of Penn’s undergraduates are
members of the Greek system. - There are 30 fraternities at Penn, which compose the Interfraternity Council. The sorority counterpart, the Panhellenic Council, is made up of eight chapters. The third council is the Multicultural Greek Council, which governs the historically black, Latino and Asian fraternities and sororities. MGC has 12 chapters. - Rush begins in January for both fraternities and sororities. Men can rush any fraternity or fraternities they wish and are introduced to the various options with free food and other handouts in a process known as open rush. As the process continues, invitations — which become increasingly exclusive with
each event — become necessary before pledging a certain fraternity. Sorority rush is an entirely different process. Women must visit all eight sororities and meet current members of each one. Invitations are issued to specific girls each round. MGC chapters have their own rush traditions which vary from chapter to chapter. - Women must register and pay a fee in December to rush Panhellenic sororities. Men do not have to register or pay a fee, and the first rush events are normally open to everyone. - Greek organizations perform a variety of community service work on campus and in the greater Philadelphia area. Through-
out the year, you may see Greek members on Locust Walk advertising events to benefit charities or around Philadelphia improving the city. - Penn regulates Greek life through the Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life. - If you decide that pledging a fraternity or sorority is not for you, you can still attend many Greek events. Though Greek life provides excellent opportunities for those interested, it is not the sole source of social activity on campus. Whatever your religious, political, academic or artistic interests, there is probably a student organization that will fit your needs — and if there isn’t, you can always start your own.
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from any non-University phone. The service is available from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Blue-light phones DPS has set up phones around campus and the surrounding areas for emergency use. The phones can be distinguished by their yellow covers and the bright blue lights overhead. When the phone’s receiver is lifted, a call is immediately made to the dispatch center at DPS, and a security officer will be dispatched to the site regardless of whether the caller
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Hitting the books: finding Penn’s best places to study
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Carrels, comfortable arm chairs, work tables and group study rooms are interspersed within the stacks at Van Pelt Library. The library is busiest during the evening and before final exam periods in the fall and spring.
Dorms aren’t the only option — libraries and coffee shops also provide study spots For freshmen, the week of New Student Orientation is a blur of activities, new faces and navigating Locust Walk. But in between attending fraternity parties and finding their way from the Quad to College Hall, Penn students do find time to study. So where are good places to go for quiet study time after the craziness of NSO? Here are some study tips for finding the quietest study spots, snagging a free tutor and getting someone to read over your paper — pro bono. Just remember: no cheating. Where is a good place to study late at night? The bottom floor of Van Pelt Library provides a study mecca for those who plan on never falling asleep. The area features spacious desks, computers, printers and individual outlets, but you need to stake out a spot
early in the day, as Van Pelt tends to become crowded in the evening. What if I don’t like to study in Van Pelt? There are plenty of coffee shops around campus to hit the books — Saxby’s on 40th and Locust streets, Starbucks at 1920 Commons or on 34th and Walnut streets as well as Capogiro Gelato Artisans on 39th and Walnut streets. Some great alternatives include Huntsman Hall, Houston Hall and other libraries on campus, including the biomedical library and ever-silent Fisher Fine Arts Library. If you happen to be on the east side of campus, give the Education Commons a try. Located at Franklin Field, the Commons opened in March and has several reservable group study rooms and over 100 various seats and study spaces. How can I get help writing a research paper? When writing a research paper, you can use an online library form to email research questions to librarians or even use Instant
Messager or LiveChat to talk directly to a librarian online. The Penn Libraries website also offers subjectspecific research guides to help you jumpstart your research. How do I find a tutor? The University’s Tutoring Center offers tutorials in several formats, ranging from individualized sessions to student-led workshops. There are also weekly math review sessions held on Sunday nights in David Rittenhouse Laboratory and special late-night tutoring events are held before common midterms and finals of introductory courses. Where can I go for help with my writing? The Penn Writing Center at 3808 Walnut St. offers writing assistance to Penn undergraduate and graduate students. Students are allowed up to 10 individualized appointments per semester, each of which lasts up to 45 minutes. Other writing resources are also available in the Kelly Writers House at 3805 Locust Walk and in Van Pelt.
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Finding diversity Penn’s Minority organizations The groups host engaging events, cultural celebrations and panels during the year The groups host engaging, unique events and panels throughout the year Penn offers dozens of cultural and minority support groups to cater to its increasingly diverse student body. There are five main coalitions for minority groups on campus: the United Minori-
ties Council, the Latino Coalition, the Asian Pacific Student Coalition, UMOJA and the Lambda Alliance, each with its own campus resource center. United Minorities Council The UMC encompasses Caribbean, black, Asian, Arab, Latino and American Indian student groups. Check One, a group concerning multiethnic and multi-racial experiences, is also part of the UMC. Asian Pacific Student Coalition The Asian Pacific Student
Coalition is the umbrella organization for Penn’s Asian and Asian American student groups. There are also many Asian-interest extracurriculars on campus including sororities and fraternities, the world’s first Hindi a cappella group, Penn Masala, and the Pan-Asian Dance Troupe. Latino Coalition The Latino Coalition is the overarching organization for Penn’s Latino groups. These groups also span a wide variety of interests on campus, from the Wharton Latino Un-
Determining the scope of Penn’s student government The six branches deal with everything from Fling and Hey Day to clubs and classes The six branches deal with everything from Fling, Hey Day to clubs and classes If you want more opportunities to effect change on campus, you can get involved with Penn’s student government. The undergraduate student government is made up of six branches that represent students in all aspects of University life. The Undergraduate Assembly (UA): The UA advocates student concerns to the administration. In addition to serving on one of the six committees that make up Penn student government, it is responsible for distributing approximately $2 million each year to itself and
the other five branches. The UA meets on Sunday nights. There is a 10-minute open forum at the beginning of each meeting when the general public is invited to speak. Meeting locations can be found online. Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC): The NEC’s internally selected members oversee student government elections and the nomination of representatives for University committees. They are also responsible for educating students about student government activities. Student Activities Council (SAC): SAC controls the funding allocated to most of the student groups on campus. Clubs must apply for recognition and send a representative to general body meetings. Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE): For those who want to be more involved in
the quality of their education, SCUE is the place to go. This group acts as a watchdog group for undergraduate education. Members are chosen in an application process during their freshman or sophomore year. Social Planning and Events Committee (SPEC): SPEC coordinates and plans most of the social events on campus, including Spring Fling. The group is divided into nine different subcommittees that organize art gallery trips, film screenings, concerts and speakers. Members can sign up for committees at the beginning of the year. Class Boards: The elected representatives in each class coordinate class-wide activities that boost school spirit, like the annual Hey Day for juniors. Any activity or event suggestions should be directed to the Class Boards.
dergraduate Association to the Onda Latina dance troupe. UMOJA UMOJA is the umbrella organization that works to unite students of the African diaspora. Its member organizations include the Black Student League, Onyx Senior Honor Society and African Rhythms dance and drumming group. Lambda Alliance Penn’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender interest and support groups are united under the Lambda Alliance. These groups include the
Downtown provides more food options FOOD from page C1 to White Dog Cafe, known for its community activism and locally sourced cuisine. Nearby are New Deck Tavern, Baby Blues BBQ, Mexican-food favorite Mad4Mex and Doc Magrogan's oyster house. 40th Street The diverse options around 40th Street between Chestnut and Spruce streets are diet staples for many students. Here you’ll find New Delhi and Pattaya Grill, serving up Indian and Thai food, respectively. Nearby, you can also try Mizu for sushi, or Harvest for locally-sourced entrees. Also on 40th Street, you’ll find Greek Lady and Allegro Pizza, two Penn
Queer Student Alliance and a Jewish-interest group called J-Bagel. The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center is located in the Carriage House at 3907 Spruce St. ARCH building The ARCH building at 3601 Locust Walk is home to the Pan-Asian American Community House, La Casa Latina and Makuu, the black student cultural center. Because of construction on the ARCH building this school year, you can find these groups in Houston Hall.
favorites that draw huge crowds. Down Walnut Street, stop by Hummus for falafel, Sweetgreen for salads and soups made with local ingredients and Bobby’s Burger Palace, renowned chef Bobby Flay’s restaurant for burgers and shakes. City Tap House, located on the terrace level of the Radian near 39th and Walnut streets, is a bar and grill with a slightly more upscale atmosphere. Capogiro’s gelato was named the world’s best ice cream by National Geographic. Heading west Past 40th Street, West Philadelphia offers many hidden treasures. Spend some time sipping coffee off the beaten path at Green Line Cafe (at 42nd and Baltimore streets and 45th and Locust streets) or Lovers and Madmen (at 40th and Ludlow streets). For an authentic Jewish deli experience, Koch’s Deli
Greenfield Intercultural Center The Greenfield Intercultural Center is located at 3708 Chestnut St., and is the main hub for minority and intercultural events and student groups. Penn Women’s Center The Penn Women’s Center — which serves as a resource for women on campus and addresses issues including discrimination and sexual violence through advocacy programs — is at 3643 Locust Walk.
at 43rd and Locust is a mustvisit. A few blocks beyond that is Abyssinia, a fun place to try your hand at Ethiopian cuisine. Manakeesh, on 45th and Walnut streets, is a Lebanese cafe offering authentic fare, such as hummus and baklava. Center City Options for dining downtown are extensive and range widely in price, cuisine and atmosphere. Some of the most popular restaurants include Alma de Cuba, Frankford Hall and Buddakan, which constitute only a few of the venues owned by restauranteur Stephen Starr. For those looking to venture outside University City, Philly’s biannual Restaurant Week offers an affordable taste of the creme de la creme of Center City’s restaurants. Between Sept. 15 - 20 & 21 - 27, guests can sample a three course lunch for only $20 per person and a three course dinner for $35 per person.
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Football | The Red and Blue are looking for an unprecedented fourth Ivy League title in five years BY Steven Tydings Sports Editor
In 2012, Penn football began the year as underdogs, and proceeded to surprise many with a 6-1 run through its Ancient Eight opponents all the way to an Ivy League title.
But this year, the Quakers won’t be sneaking up on anyone. The Red and Blue are the preseason favorites to earn an unprecedented fourth Ivy title in five years, but don’t expect any bravado from coach Al Bagnoli. “I think we are cautiously optimistic,” he said during the Ivy League Football Teleconference. “We had some momentum from last season carry over and we’re excited to get going. But we certainly think we have our fair share of issues that we
are going to have to confront.” One of those question marks heading into this season will be the health of starting quarterback Billy Ragone. A fifth-year senior, Ragone is still working back from a severe ankle injury he suffered last season. “I think we are fortunate. Any time you have fifth-year kids back, it’s great.” Bagnoli said of Ragone. “We know we are going to have to take things slow.” “But we also think, ultimately, he is going to be fine.”
With Bagnoli wanting to take it slow with Ragone early in the season, fellow fifth-year senior Ryan Becker could receive action. Becker also returns from injury —a torn ACL cost him all of 2012— but could ease Ragone’s workload. And quarterback is just one piece to the puzzle. In the backfield, the Quakers will have to replace the presences of Jeff Jack and Lyle Marsh, but will have fifth-year senior Brandon Colavita returning after missing much of last season
due to injury. Penn also returns its two top receivers in seniors Connor Scott and Ryan Mitchell, along with three starting offensive linemen. While the offense will have many returning faces, the defense lost major cogs, including defensive end and emotional leader Brandon Copeland, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens. “There is really no way for one SEE FOOTBALL PAGE D3
Quakers are in best of hands with Ragone
fter senior quarterback Billy Ragone threw for f ive interceptions in last year’s season-opening loss at Lafayette, I wrote that the sky wouldn’t fall if Penn football coach Al Bagnoli were to stick with Ragone as his starting signal-caller. And for the rest of the season, Ragone proved that you should indeed never turn Chicken Little on the will of a champion. It was Ragone who willed an underdog Quakers squad through its Ivy slate, icing wins at Dartmouth and Princeton with his legs, engineering gamewinning drives at home against Columbia and Brown and inspiring the Quakers from the back of a cart in Penn’s Ivy titleclinching win over Harvard after a gruesome ankle injury ended his season. Ragone’s heroics were never pretty. But they were always beautiful. Now fast forward to 2013, and little has changed. Ragone is still
the star of the show, this time as a fifth-year senior. He still has a myriad of offensive weapons with fellow fifth-year senior running back Brandon Colavita, 2012 second-team All-Ivy senior wide receiver Conner Scott and clutch junior tight end Mitch King. And at least in Bagnoli’s mind, Ragone still has a nagging ankle injury to fight despite having already recovered physically. “Now he still has to overcome probably as much psychological trauma off of that ankle injury,” Bagnoli said at the Ivy Football teleconference earlier this month. “I just think with any injury, whether you’re talking about an ankle, you’re talking about a knee or you’re talking about a shoulder, there’s a little bit of a psychological component that people have to overcome.” It’s very conceivable that Ragone may struggle to shake off his rust early this season, especially since he struggles to shake off his rust every season. Ragone kicked off his 2012 campaign with that five-interception nadir at Lafayette and was a nonfactor versus Villanova. In 2011, Ragone also threw two picks against both the Leopards and the Wildcats to start his sophomore season of eligibility. But if Ragone does stumble out of the gate, he’s got good backup. Senior quarterback Ryan Becker returns from an ACL injury that SEE TONY PAGE D4
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After suffering an ankle injury in last year’s home finale against Harvard, senior quarterback Billy Ragone is ready to take the reins once again as Penn’s field general. After a slow start to last season, Ragone was an essential part of Penn’s close Ivy victories, orchestrating multiple game-winning drives.
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BY John phillips Sports Editor When Penn basketball departed for Italy on Aug. 15, the team’s goal was less about its play on the court, and more about the chemistry the players share. The nine-day trip has the Quakers set to return home Aug. 23. Along the way, the Quakers were scheduled to play three games against Italian squads while taking in the sights and sounds of a foreign country. “Most of us have never been to Europe,” senior Miles Cartwright said. “That brings us together in the one sense of it. We’re all going through this together.” The team arrived in Venice on the 15th and stayed there for two days before heading to Florence and traveling to the trip’s final destination, Rome. While the experience will certainly help bring the team together, the incoming fresh-
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Last week, the Penn men’s basketball team flew across the Atlantic to Italy on a nineday trip, during which it has played three different Italian basketball teams. man class was unable to go on the trip due to NCAA rules. Currently, including the incoming freshmen, there are 20 players on the roster, so multiple cuts will have to be made before the season begins. For a team that had difficulty gelling at times last season due to injuries, this trip could strengthen the bond of the returning players and may end up factoring into the coaching staff’s decision as to which players stay on the roster. “That’s the biggest part, for us to build these relationships
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off the court,” sophomore Tony Hicks said. A year ago, this team was forced to grow together thanks to the lack of even a single senior on the roster, and now, the stakes are high. Seniors Miles Cartwright and Fran Dougherty are expected to have the lessons from last season in mind as they lead a Red and Blue squad that will need to come together in a big way to finish atop the Ivy ladder this season.
Sports Editor Steven Tydings: I think we can expect a campaign similar to last season. With Billy Ragone working his way back from an ankle injury and the defense adjusting to life without Brandon Copeland, it looks like the team may be looking at a slow start in 2013 like the 1-3 start to the Quakers’ 2012 season. And when it comes to that late season slate of Princeton, Harvard and Cornell to end the year, I don’t think Penn comes out on top. This year’s Penn squad may be just as good as last year, but the 2012 team was able to win six close games in the Ancient Eight and I don’t think that’s sustainable two years in a row. I see this season coming down to the Penn-Harvard matchup in Cambridge this year, and the Crimson will avenge last season’s 30-21 loss to the Quakers. Sports Editor John Phillips: Steven, you’re absolutely right that this squad could be just as good as last year’s team, and that’s all the more reason to believe that the Quakers will top the Ivy League once again. While it did take winning six close games to snag the Ancient Eight crown last season, that is what the rest of the Ivy League expects from Penn. This is a team that
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has taken home three of the last four Ivy titles. That history of winning close contests under coach Al Bagnoli is exactly what makes it so hard for the other seven Ivies to knock Penn down. Sports Editor Ian Wenik: I’m going to have to side with John. The Ivy League has become a quarterbackdriven league, and it’s rare (or lucky) enough for a team to return a two-time All-Ivy passer. But as a fifth-year senior? Though concerns about Ragone’s recovery from his gruesome ankle injury against Harvard last year are valid, Penn still has Ryan Becker as a more than capable backup. You might have forgotten about him after he missed last year with a torn ACL, but Becker has 15 games worth of experience as well. In contrast, Harvard’s QB situation is anything but settled. With Colton Chapple graduated, the Crimson tentatively have junior Conner Hempel — with just 24 career pass attempts to his name — penciled in as their starter. Their No. 2 QB, senior Mike Pruneau, only has 11 career passes, none since 2011. I can’t see Harvard as the Ivy favorite with a pair of inexperienced question marks under center. SEE ROUNDTABLE PAGE D4
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After a poor end to last season, Penn eyes the Tigers W. SOCCER | Penn’s loss to Princeton still in the minds of the Quakers heading into new season BY SUSHAAN MODI Senior Staff Writer For the Penn women’s soccer team, 10 months has been a long time, but a new class and a new year offer another shot at a league title. Last year with the Ivy title on the line in their regular season finale, the Quakers ran into a Princeton squad firing on all cylinders. For one of Penn’s more successful athletic programs, the disappointment of a third-place finish shows the tremendous expectation the team has year in and year out.
“The culture breeds itself and the kids have ownership of the program now, and they’re proud to be considered a contender ever year, but they realize that’s not something given to you, you earn it,” coach Darren Ambrose said. “Overall, it’s not the question of what we do as coaches, but what we started with the program over time, how it’s grown and it attracts quality players, kids that come here that want to be in a program that want to win a league championship. ” Moving into first place will be anything but easy. Last year, Penn graduated a quartet who set a program record with 18 Ivy League victories over their career. Sarah Banks, Erin Thayer, Erin Beck and Alex Dayneka
helped to form one of the most successful classes that Penn women’s soccer has ever seen, finishing in the top-three in the Ivy League every year, and winning the title as sophomores in 2010. However the graduation of the four will undoubtedly leave the team with holes to fill, particularly across the back line. The defense, which has been the strength of Penn women’s soccer teams for years, will now suddenly see many new faces. “Every year you graduate players, and every year new kids come in,” Ambrose said. “That’s the rejuvenation of the program and … I love [them] to death, they’re great kids and they really served this program well, but it’s time to
have … faith and confidence in the kids we have and the kids coming in.” One of the questions Ambrose will face in the first few weeks of training is choosing a starting goalkeeper. Last year, Sarah Banks posted six shutouts, including four in Ivy play. Her graduation, however, will open the door for two returning keepers, junior Katherine Myhre and sophomore Kalijah Terilli, as well as freshman Carrie Crook. “You put different complements of players together and it
might take us a few days longer to figure it out, because we are graduating two off our back line and our goalkeeper,” he said. “But we have two goalkeepers who were here last year, and one that’s come in … so I’m excited for the opportunity for them.” Due to Ivy restrictions on preseason, Penn will only have the opportunity to play two exhibitions after the start of preseason. This Ivy rule, in contrast to the NCAA rules, prevented the team from beginning to train until Aug. 23.
Despite the late start, Penn has high hopes. “Looking at the league, Harvard and Princeton have been up there the past few years, and Dartmouth had a great year last year.” Ambrose said. “I think this league is very unique because there is no tournament … and every game means something. At this point, it is up for grabs. We want to be in it the last two weekends.” With a new season set to begin in two weeks, a fresh start with fresh faces means a new chase for the title.
Senior class looking to cement legacy Football from page D1 player to make up for [Copeland],” senior defensive back Dan Wilk said. “Cope was one of the best leaders I’ve ever met in my life.” Wilk, one of Penn’s three captains, will be relied upon to fill the void, having led the team with three interceptions last season. At safety, Wilk is expected to head a strong and experienced back seven, which includes senior defensive backs Evan Jackson and Sebastian Jaskowski and junior linebacker Dan Davis. While Penn will have those experienced players to rely on, they will also need to work in a new group of defensive linemen. Fortunately, they have three sophomores ready to step in, as Dan Connaughton, Austin Taps and Tanner Thexton are expected to take many snaps,
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Senior captain Dan Wilk will be counted on to helm Penn’s new-look defense this season. The defensive back led the Quakers with three interceptions in 2012. despite combining to play in just four games last year. “They are real big bodies. They are really young and raw,” Wilk said of the trio. “[Defensive line coach] Jim Schaefer was working with them all spring.” With three Ivy League titles in four years, Penn football is in the midst of one of its most successful eras. But past championship glory has not left the Quakers’ senior class satisfied after last year’s 6-4
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campaign. “I definitely want us to be remembered as one of the best,” Wilk said. “And with being one of the best, that comes with winning. At Penn, unlike other schools, you are judged based off championships. “We feel we have a really good class. We have great chemistr y with our class. A nd we are really deter mined to go out on top since if we don’t, it kind of puts a damper on our class.”
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Experienced Penn squad looks to bounce back M. SOCCER | While the names haven’t changed, the Quakers that will take the field have grown up BY MARS JACOBSON Senior Staff Writer On paper, Penn men’s soccer doesn’t look too different from the team that finished a disappointing 3-13 last season. But according to the players and coaches, the changes in the team can’t really be put down on paper. “A lot of the improvement that we’re looking for is going to come from experience,” senior forward Stephen Baker said. The Quakers only graduated two seniors from last year’s team, which means this year the squad can rely
Penn returns more poised than anyone ROUNDTABLE from page D1 Senior Sports Editor Mike Tony: Nobody is losing more big names this year than Harvard, which graduated five 2012 firstteam All-Ivy selections on
It always gets better with Ragone at QB TONY from page D1 sidelined him for all of last season, and no one is happier about that than Bagnoli, whose two-quarterback system keeps Ragone replenished as both a passer and ball-carrier. “Ryan gives us tremendous confidence that we don’t have to rush Billy Ragone back,” Bagnoli said. “We can take our time with Billy, we can be sensitive to the injury. We can kind of dictate our
on a line-up loaded with juniors and seniors with significant playing experience under their belts. “We played a lot of freshmen and sophomores who hadn’t played a whole lot last year,” Baker said. “So they got some experience of what the college game is like and getting used to the speed of play, physicality and level of skill needed to compete.” Following the unsatisfactory results of 2013, head coach Rudy Fuller put together a demanding spring training schedule in order to teach his players what it takes to grind out results at the highest levels in college soccer. Morning lifts and constant fitness workouts became routine during the spring semester, strengthening the team both mentally and physically.
offense alone. The Crimson lose not just Chapple but his two greatest weapons from last year — halfback Kyle Juszczyk and running back Treavor Scales. On the flipside, Penn’s greatest strength just may be its returning defensive savvy. Penn’s secondary should be the league’s best, with 2012 first-team All-Ivy safety Sebastian Jaskowski and ballhawk cornerback Dan Wilk both returning alongside a veteran linebacking corps
own time frame of when to use Billy and when not to use Billy. And we feel very comfortable that Ryan can run the offense.” Becker is a more than serviceable second hand, having started 15 games during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. And there will be times this season when Becker looks better than Ragone. But the sky won’t be falling when he does, because with Ragone, it has almost always gotten better. As games progress, he gets better. As seasons progress, he gets better. And as his Penn football career reaches its conclusion in 2013, he’ll give the Quakers a far greater chance of winning their fourth Ivy crown in five years than any other
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“It was extremely intense and we had to make a lot of sacrifices, so it made us want to come out and be successful even more this season because we have worked so hard all spring,” Baker said. “We don’t want to have made those sacrifices to not get results.” This season, Baker will lead the attack for the Quakers, partnering with the lightningquick junior Duke Lacroix to form a dynamic duo up top. S e n i o r c a p t a i n Jo n n y Dolezal has started games in each of his three seasons and Penn and will use that experience to anchor the Red and Blue in defense. All three of those key players chose to spend this past summer playing with semipro teams in order to raise their games, which is sure to benefit Penn this fall.
featuring junior first-team All-Ivy Dan Davis. Last year, Penn’s defense neutralized Harvard’s all-star offense. This season, Penn’s defense matches up even better with Harvard’s offense, the single most important matchup in the entire conference. Penn may very well struggle at Harvard come Nov. 16, but the Quakers’ poise and experience is too much to discount over the long haul. I do see another Ivy crown for Penn on the horizon.
quarterback in the conference. Just ask Harvard coach Tim Murphy. “He may not have the numbers that some of the other really outstanding quarterbacks in our league have, but he’s as good as anybody,” Murphy said during the Ivy Football teleconference. “I guarantee you he’s as good as anybody.” Not as good. Better. And more than good enough to best Murphy’s Crimson in the Ivy title hunt one more time. MIKE TONY is a senior English and history major from Uniontown, Pa., and is senior sports editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian. He can be reached at tony@theDP.com.
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Senior Stephen Baker was second on the team last season in goals, netting six over the course of the 15 games in which he saw action, of which 14 were starts. to forget, Penn men’s soccer has a lot to prove this year. But that just gives the players more motivation to reach the high expectations the team has set for itself.
“Hopefully it will make us that much more hungry to get after the Ivy League Championship and make a run in the NCAA Tournament,” Baker said.
Quakers slowly working their way up the Ancient Eight ranks FIELD HOCKEY | A new field and a fresh mentality has Quakers believing in themselves BY ALEX OTT Staff Writer Penn field hockey coach Colleen Fink preaches the importance of "the process." It’s a process that began a little over three years ago, when Fink took over a Penn team that hadn’t had a winning record since 2006. It was inev itable that there would be an uphill climb, but after a 3-14 finish in 2010, it seemed like finishing over .500 in the near future was more of a pipe dream than a goal. T he n t he 2 011 s e a s o n r ol led a r ou nd a nd t her e were steps in the right direction, as the team finished sixth in the Iv y League at 2-5 and 4-13 overall, but at that slow of an improvement rate, Fink’s squad was still largely unproven. But w he n 2 01 2 f i n a l l y came, the mirage of a winning season became a reality. The Quakers finished in the top half of the Iv y Leag ue standings at 3- 4, and clinched their first winning campaign in six years, coming in with a record of 9-8. “ E v e r y t h i n g c a me t o gether for us last year,” Fink said. “We were disciplined, motivated and hard-working, and it showed.” Fink gives a tremendous amount of credit to her seniors, who have experienced a litany of trials and tribulations since arriving in Philadelphia in the fall of 2010. One sen ior i n pa r t icular, Julie Tahan, has been an integral part of the Red and Blue's revival. The twotime captain was tied for the team lead in goals last year and is a playmaker that the offense runs through on
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Senior attack Julie Tahan will be relied upon to make Penn’s offense go. The captain was named second team All-Ivy last season. most corners. “Julie is just amazing,” Fink said. “She works ext r emely ha r d , com mu n icates and holds herself and her teammates to high standards.” Tahan believes that the team’s improvement can be traced back to Fink’s coaching style. “Coach Fink expects a lot from us and it makes us expect a lot from each other,” she said. “We talk a lot about accountability and it's definitely been an overarching theme in this program.” A nd whi le F i n k u nder st a nds that there is still a long way t o go, she is thrilled with the progress that her team has made in such a short amount of time. Things are looking up for the Quakers, who return all but one goal-scorer f rom last year, including secondtea m A l l-Iv y per for mer s Tahan and junior MaryRose Croddick, as well as honorable mention All-Ivy sophomore Elizabeth Hitti. But on-field improvement isn’t just limited to personnel. The Red and Blue are changing facilities, moving
to the brand new Ellen Vagelos Field. It may seem sur prising that moving out of one of the most historic and celebrated venues in all of college athletics could be beneficial to the Red and Blue, but these Quakers will finally play on the proper f ield sur face, sw itchi ng f rom F ra n k l i n F ield’s Spr i nT u r f t o Vagelos’ AstroTurf. “ F r a n k l i n F ie l d i s a n amazing stadium, but getting to play on true AstroTurf is going to be a huge moment u m sw i ng,” F i n k said. “I wouldn’t say they hated playing on Franklin, but this new surface is definitely a game changer.” Defending national champion Princeton is surely the Iv y L eag ue favor ite, but Fink still believes that her team can hold its own in the conference. “It’s a long process, but we’re star ting to see our hard work pay off,” she said. “This year will be a success as long as we keep getting better and keep improving our record.” For Fink, it’s all part of the process.
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Dolezal and Baker played with Reading United AC in Pennsylvania, while Lacroix spent his summer with the Ocean City Nor’easters in New Jersey. “With that team I was playing with some of the best college players in the country,” Baker said. “Playing with the best players in the country forces you to either stand out as someone who doesn’t belong there or to raise your level and match their intensity. “So it definitely benefitted Jonny and I to be around guys who are pushing us on a daily basis all summer.” Sophomore midfielder Alex Murphy was also busy this summer, as he won the U.S. Youth Soccer Under-19 Championship with his club team, Lehigh Valley United ‘93. Coming off a 2012 season
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Penn field hockey clinches its first winning season since 2006 with a 2-1 overtime win over Brown. The game marks the Quakers’ final ever contest at Franklin Field.
November 10, 2012 Penn football upsets Harvard at Franklin Field, 30-21, to clinch a share of the Quakers’ third Ivy title in four years. Then-defending league champion Harvard had defeated Columbia the previous week, 69-0, and was heavily favored to take the 2012 Ivy crown as well. But Penn’s 35-28 win at Cornell a week after the Quakers’ triumph over Harvard awards them their ninth conference championship in coach Al Bagnoli’s 21 years at Penn.
November 3, 2012 Penn women’s soccer falls at Princeton, 4-2, as the Tigers capture the Ivy crown and crush the Quakers’ own league title hopes.
March 2, 2013 After suffering back-to-back losses to traditional Ivy bottom-dwellers Columbia and Dartmouth, Penn basketball upsets Harvard at the Palestra, 75-72. The Crimson go on to win the Ivy League and upset No. 3-seeded New Mexico in the NCAA tournament.
March 23, 2013 March 12, 2013 Penn men’s basketball loses its season finale at the Palestra to rival Princeton, 71-58, finishing 9-22 overall and 6-8 in Ivy play.
March 22, 2013 In San Antonio, Michael Mills notches Penn’s first national title since 2006-07 and becomes Penn’s first fencing champion since Cliff Bayer in 1997. Mills is named The Daily Pennsylvanian’s Men’s Athlete of the Year in May for his national championship triumph.
At the Palestra, then-junior guard Alyssa Baron nails a three-point shot with 0.6 seconds remaining against Fairfield to give Penn women’s basketball a victory in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). Penn loses to Detroit on the road in the WBI semifinals four nights later, but the Quakers’ 18-13 overall record marks the team’s best record since 2004-05. Baron is named The Daily Pennsylvanian’s Women’s Athlete of the Year in May for leading the resurgent Quakers in points, rebounds, assists, steals, three-point field goals and minutes played. In Ithaca, N.Y., Penn gymnastics wins back-to-back ECAC championships for the first time in school history, with three Quakers gymnasts posting season or career highs to help give underdog Penn its third-highest score on beam ever.
April 14, 2013 Then-sophomore Heather Bong becomes the fastest woman in Quakers history at the George Mason Invitational in Fairfax, Va., running the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.83 seconds, finishing fourth overall at the invite.
April 17, 2013 At Franklin Field, Penn women’s lacrosse escapes with a 10-9 overtime victory over rival Princeton, coming back from five deficits and benefiting from game-tying and game-winning goals from then-junior midfield Shannon Mangini. The win gives Penn a 7-0 Ivy record, a share of its seventh straight league title and the right to host the conference tournament.
April 27, 2013 Then-senior Penn defensive end Brandon Copeland is signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Ravens. Penn baseball ends its season with two losses in a doubleheader against Columbia at Meiklejohn Stadium, giving the Quakers seven consecutive losses to finish their 2013 slate. Athletic Director Steve Bilsky chooses not to renew coach John Cole’s contract a week later. Penn had ranked last among Ivies in league play since 2006, the year Cole took over the program.
May 5, 2013
Penn softball claims its first Ivy title since 1981 and first-ever NCAA tournament berth after dispatching Dartmouth in the Ivy League Championship Series, two games to one. The Quakers fell in the NCAAs to No. 16 Texas A&M and then Arizona in the one-loss bracket.
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Penn football is selected as the favorite to win the Ivy League again after the Ivy League Preseason Media Poll is released. Rival Harvard is projected to finish second.
John Yurkow is named Penn baseball’s new head coach after serving as an assistant for the Quakers since 2007.
August 14, 2013
Penn basketball heads to Italy for a 9-day trip, and its schedule is announced, including matchups with Big Ten members Penn State and Iowa as well as new Atlantic 10 member George Mason.
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Penn football plays its first game on the program's updated SprinTurf playing surface at Franklin Field against Lafayette.
Penn’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) will celebrate its $125 million campaign at Homecoming. During the weekend, DRIA will dedicate the new Ellen Vagelos Field Hockey Field, the Coach David Micahnik Fencing Center and the Nalitt Family Gymnastic Center.
Penn will face Harvard on the road at noon in a game set to be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network. The winner of this matchup has won each of the last four Ivy championships, and this game is likely to determine the 2013 league champion as well.
Penn field hockey also hosts Cornell in its first-ever game at Ellen Vagelos Field, the program’s first game on AstroTurf since Franklin Field (the team’s previous field), switched to SprinTurf in 2004. This season, the Quakers’ schedule will feature more home than road games for the first time since 2003, including a home matchup with national champion Princeton to close out the season on Nov. 9.
November 9: Penn football will host Princeton at noon, and later in the evening, former Penn coach Fran Dunphy’s Temple squad will square off with Penn basketball in both teams’ season openers. The Temple matchup will be followed by a performance from Bill Cosby.
November 23 Penn women’s basketball will host 2013 Final Four participant Notre Dame at the Palestra in a high-profile non-conference matchup.
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Volleyball takes aim at repeat champion Yale VOLLEYBALL | Strong spring gives Quakers confidence as they try to overtake the Bulldogs BY IKE ONYEADOR Senior Staff Writer By most accounts, 2012 was just an â€œaverageâ€? year for Penn volleyball. When asked one word to characterize the 2012 season, head coach Kerry Carr simply replied, â€œGrowth.â€? â€œWe had freshmen that are going to play a key role for us for the next three years getting on the court for the first time and we had juniors that were developing into leaders that are now captains of the team,â€? she elaborated. â€œWhen I look back at how far weâ€™ve come in the year, especially in the spring, the girls were super focused and I feel like weâ€™ve grown a ton more than any other spring.â€? Finishing 13-12 overall and fourth in the Iv y League, there were definite improvements over the 5th place finish in 2011 that was widely viewed as a big step backwards after tying current three-time champion Yale for the Ivy title in 2010. Yet at t he sa me ti me, thereâ€™s a sense that something was left on the table. The Quakers finished the season on a low note, getting swept by Cornell and Columbia on the road after sweeping them at the Palestra earlier in the season. â€œWe had a large senior class that graduated and I think [the end of last season] was a culmination of all their efforts and kind of being disappointed right before the last road trip when we found out that Yale had won the title outright,â€? Carr said. â€œIt was hard to motivate them after that because we werenâ€™t shooting for second place, we wanted first." This year, those loose ends figure to be tied up, and the results could be tantalizing.
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Senior outside hitter Emma White led the Red and Blue with 258 kills last season and was second in digs with 411, averaging 4.52 per set. â€œThe younger kids were really disappointed about the end of last season,â€? Carr commented. â€œTheyâ€™ve used that as motivation to make sure we never end a season like that again, or even be in that situation.â€? Still, Penn had its mo ments last year. The Quakers finished first in the Ivy League in k ills, total attempts, assists, digs, digs per set and overall points. In addition, Dani Shepherd and Emma White ranked first and second, respectively, in digs, and Susan Stuechili finished second in blocks. With all three league-leading players returning a year older and more experienced as leaders and the younger players such as Ronnie Bither and Alex Caldwell rounding into form, the hope is that the team's record will reflect outstanding individual efforts. T he big gest cha l lenge for the Red and Blue will be usur ping Yale, which went undefeated in Ivy play in 2012. The Bulldogs only graduated one senior last
season and have retooled with four strong freshmen including Shepherdâ€™s little sister, former high school teammate and fellow libero Tori. â€œ Ya le has gotten even stronger than last year,â€? Carr admitted. â€œHowever, thereâ€™s a tendency for teams who do win back-to-back championships to get complacent in the spring and not improve.â€? The two sisters and teams will go head to head for the first time on Oct. 11 in New Haven in what figures to be one of many interesting matchups for the 2013 Quakers. â€œComing into this season, I feel like ever yone from top to bottom is focused on winning the championship,â€? Carr said. â€œThe competition across the net is stronger across the league â€” thereâ€™s no doubt. We have all the odds stacked against us. But I kind of like not being the favorite going into the season â€” weâ€™ve won some of our best championships that way.â€?
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