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Tech Campus Welcomes Inaugural Class Classes commence on the temporary Manhattan campus

By TYLER ALICEA Sun Staff Writer

As students returned to a snowy Ithaca campus Monday, their counterparts at CornellNYC Tech attended the first day of classes at Google’s headquarters in Manhattan, their temporary campus. Although there was no ribbon-cutting ceremony or fanfare to herald the start of the tech campus’ program, Monday marked a new chapter in the University’s ambitious tech campus venture. Cornell won the right to build the school in New York City in December 2011. Tech campus officials had been working since last January to prepare for the school’s opening, according to Cathy Dove, vice president of CornellNYC Tech. “We needed to make sure that we thought of all of the processes and procedures that ‘just happen’ in Ithaca for the start of an academic program,” she said. Since winning the bid for the tech campus, University officials have been working to create a curriculum, find a campus site and recruit “excellent” faculty at the tech campus, according to Dove.


Vision of the future | An artist’s rendering of the tech campus shows students milling around a modern building. Although CornellNYC Tech began holding classes at a temporary campus Monday, construction of the official NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island is projected to take nearly 30 years to complete.

As part of its plans, the tech campus has launched its one-year, masters of engineering in computer science program in January, rather than in the fall. The

move, officials said, was made to ensure that class sizes would remain small. “One benefit of beginning in January is that an off-cycle start allowed us to

start with a deliberately small beta program,” Dove said.

Pike Returns to C.U. Following Expulsion By KERRY CLOSE Sun News Editor


Back in town | The suspended Pi Kappa Alpha house on South Avenue is currently occupied by graduate studnts, who will continue to live in the house until Spring 2014.

Nearly three years after it was kicked off campus following a recruitment event that sent three students to the hospital, the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will return to Cornell to recruit new members this spring. Pi Kappa Alpha, also known as “Pike,” will receive

provisional recognition from Cornell, which will grant it the privileges of recognition for a probationary period, according to Travis Apgar, associate dean of students for fraternity and sorority affairs. Barring any violations during this time, Pike will receive full recognition from Cornell in 2015. See PIKE page 4

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News Going Green

Cornell University Sustainable Design project team built an eco-friendly house in Nicaragua, setting a precedent for more environmentally sustainable housing. | Page 3

Opinion Tall Glass of Water

Deon Thomas ’15 urges students to quench “the thirst” for attention and sex by exploring their deeper selves. | Page 7

Arts Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Unlike typical sitcoms, characters on Girls fall into gritty realism, according to Kaitlyn Tiffany ’15.

Teach-In on MLK Day Centers on Issues of Race By LAUREN AVERY Sun Staff Writer

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Prof. Jane Bolgatz, education, Fordham University, challenged students to understand and stand up to institutionalized racism at a

teach-in on campus Monday. Speaking to a room full of students, Bolgatz asked why racism still exists, how it should be addressed, and what actions students can take to combat it. Some students

argued that although the attitude toward racism is changing, it is still a problem that must be addressed. “I think racism still exists today a lot because of misinformation. We’re just ending that era of See RACE page 4

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Sports Slam Dunk

The women’s basketball team wins three, loses three over winter break. | Page 16


It’s time to talk | Students gather on Martin Luther King Day to discuss issues of race with Prof. Jane Bolgatz, education, Fordham University.

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By Abigail Woughter ’15

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My mom says that all mothers tell their children they’re beautiful, even when it isn’t true. She isn’t one of those mothers. She laughs as she says this and pushes her brown hair, which reminds me of a horse’s tail brushed over and over, behind her shoulder. The light sparkles on her hair. I want to count each strand, like God does. My mom says He knows how many hairs are on my head, and hers, and dad’s when he had hair, and even the old man down the hall who smells like milk left in the refrigerator too long. She tells me that it is a bad mother who tells her homely child that she is beautiful because boys with truthful mouths will only hurt that girl. She says being the ugly duckling is a noble thing, and don’t I like that story about the ugly duckling? I tell her I do. And what if the ugly duckling hadn’t known she was ugly, she says, where would the story be then? “I equip you with truth, my love,” she says, and she strokes my forehead with her cool hand. “No one can hurt you as long as you know the truth.” I look at her and she is full of light, like a twinkling star on a night when the sky is very dark. She keeps her big, soft hand on my forehead and looks me right in the eyes. My mom’s eyes are the same color as the deep parts of the lake we visit in the summer. My best friend Linda has the most beautiful patch of light brown skin on her neck. She also has one on the topside of each of her wrists. The one on her neck is circular shaped, but not a perfect circle, like a puddle with blurry edges. The ones on her wrists are more oval, like cracked Easter eggs. Birthmarks, they’re called. Linda has had them since before she could talk or walk, when all she could do was cry. The birthmarks remind me of buttons or chocolate candies, and I wonder why Linda has them and I don’t.

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I touched the one on Linda’s right wrist one day. Her arm was resting on the table as she read her book for silent reading and I planted the soft tip of my pointer finger into the center of the cracked Easter egg and poked it hard but not hard enough for the yolk to come out. She yelped and everyone in the class looked up from their silent reading books at us, and my face got hot. Linda whispered in an angry voice and told me to go away and stop poking her beauty mark, that I shouldn’t touch people without asking, even your best friend, you shouldn’t. I asked why she called a birthmark a beauty mark and she said that’s what they’re called. I said sorry, but when Linda wasn’t looking I kept staring at her wrist, wanting to touch it again, even if just to watch her clench the muscles in her face and flash her angry eyes at me. “Does your mom tell you you’re beautiful?” I ask Linda. “Yes, of course,” Linda says. “Of course” is something Linda says a lot. “Yes, of course,” she will say when someone asks her if she has a swing-set in her backyard or if she has finished her homework. “Yes, of courssssse,” she says, hissing like a snake. I notice my left knee has a cut, long and thin like the blade of a knife, from falling off my bike. My mom hates it when my knees get scratched. She says scabby knees are for rag-a-muffins, and she may be many things, but she is not the mother of a rag-a-muffin. I run my fingers over my newly formed scab. It feels crunchy like gravel or sand. And there next to the mud colored scab is a blue circle, grey around the edges. I know it’s a bruise but I pretend it’s the kind that doesn’t wash off like Linda has. I fold my body in half so that I can touch the circle with my tongue. The little spot is so beautiful I pretend the lick tastes like candy. “What do you mean, Pammy?” she asks me, putting down her pencil hard on the table. “Does your mom say that to you?” See for the rest of this story. Students can send poetry and fiction submissions to

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20-Year-Old Ithaca Resident Reported Missing, IPD Says By AKANE OTANI Sun News Editor

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In Second Inaugural Address, Obama Says Now Is Time to Act WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the page on years of war and recession, President Barack Obama summoned a divided nation Monday to act with “passion and dedication” to broaden equality and prosperity at home, nurture democracy around the world and combat global warming for generations to come as he embarked on a second term before a vast and cheering crowd that spilled down the historic National Mall. “America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands,” the 44th president declared in a second inaugural address that broke new ground by assigning gay rights a prominent place in the wider struggle for equality for all. In a unity plea to politicians and the nation at large, he called for “collective action” to confront challenges and said, “Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time — but it does require us to act in our time.” Elected four years ago as America’s first black president, Obama spoke from specially constructed flag-bedecked stands outside the Capitol after reciting oath of office

that all presidents have uttered since the nation’s founding. The events highlighted a day replete with all the fanfare that a security-minded capital could muster — from whitegloved Marine trumpeters who heralded the arrival of dignitaries on the inaugural stands to the mid-winter orange flowers that graced the tables at a traditional lunch with lawmakers inside the Capitol. The weather was relatively warm, in the mid-40s, and while the crowd was not as large as on Inauguration Day four years ago, it was counted in the hundreds of thousands. Big enough that he turned around as he was leaving the inaugural stands to savor the view one final time. “I’m not going to see this again,” said the man whose political career has been meteoric — from the Illinois Legislature to the U.S. Senate and the White House before marking his 48th birthday. On a day of renewal for democracy, everyone seemed to have an opinion, and many seemed eager to share it. “I’m just thankful that we’ve got another four years of democracy that everyone can grow in,” said Wilbur Cole, 52, a postman from suburban Memphis, Tenn., who spent

part of the day visiting the civil rights museum there at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. The inauguration this year shared the day with King’s birthday holiday. Less upbeat, Frank Pinto, 62, watched on television at a bar in Hartford, Conn., as the president was sworn in and spoke. An unemployed construction contractor, he said that because of Obama’s policies, “My grandkids will be in debt and their kids will be in debt.” The tone was less overtly political in the nation’s capital, where bipartisanship was on the menu in the speechmaking and at the congressional lunch. “Congratulations and Godspeed,” House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, said to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as he presented them with flags that had flown atop the Capitol. Outside, the Inaugural Parade took shape, a reflection of American musicality and diversity that featured military units, bands, floats, the Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe from Hockessin, Del., and the Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps from Des Moines, Iowa.


Facing his second term, President Barack Obama addresses the country Monday at the National Mall, touching upon issues such as gay rights and global warming.


Prof. Michael Berkowitz, Hebrew and Jewish studies, University College London, gives a lecture at Cornell Monday about the history of Jews and photography.

Over Break, Students Build Sustainable House Abroad By EMMA JESCH Sun Staff Writer

Over winter break, Cornell students began building an affordable and environmentally sustainable model house in Nicaragua. The students, who are part of Cornell University Sustainable Design — an organization that promotes sustainability through design — traveled to Nagarote, Nicaragua to build the house. The house will serve not only as a home for a family, but also as a platform to demonstrate ideal eco-friendly housing initiatives, said Kai Keane ’14, one of the students who led the project. The house and its landscaping — part of the Sustainable Neighborhoods Nicaragua project — are the product of more than three semesters’ worth of research on designing sustainable and affordable housing for low-income Nicaraguan families, according to Keane. The house is scheduled to be completed around mid-February 2013, according to SNN’s press release. The project team said it hopes the house can act as a precedent to ameliorate Nicaragua’s housing shortage. “Nicaragua currently faces a severe housing shortage,” the team’s press release said. “Two out of every three Nicaraguans confront difficulties related to housing.” As the project team looks to the future, it hopes to eventually broaden the scope of its work, according to Keane. “We hope that this project can extend much farther than just this one house,” Keane said. “It can be replicated all over and eventually [can be] nationally implemented.” Often, housing relief measures use metal roofing and concrete blocks for construction. However, these materials are environmentally unsustainable or potentially dangerous, according to Prof. Marvin Pritts, chair of the horticulture department and an advisor for SNN. SNN’s model home is built from all-

natural local sources, such as clay, hay and soil, according to Keane. “The students’ design has the potential to be a nationally implemented model,” said Alan Wright, executive director of SosteNica — one of SNN’s nonprofit project partners — in SNN’s press release. SNN divided its efforts into seven components: the house team, energyefficient stoves, composting toilets, landscaping, neighborhood planning, grey water treatment and business and communications. To provide funds for the project, the students raised more than $25,000 through grassroots efforts during Fall 2012, according to Keane. “The money paid for the project’s legal and administrative fees, tools, labor and overhead costs,” Keane said. “Although gaining momentum was difficult, we raised all the money we needed.” The SNN project could not have been possible without the collaborative effort of the Center for Engaged Learning and Research, CUSD and nonprofit partners, like SosteNica and Ceprodel, according to Keane. “With generous help and crucial support from Richard Kiely [director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Research], we were able to make this project a reality. The center really helped bring together like-minded people for a truly successful project,” Keane said. The project also serves as an educational opportunity for students to broaden their learning horizons beyond the classroom, according to Pritts. “There’s something about getting people out of their comfort zone. Projects like these foster personal growth experiences for participants ... facilitating meaningful exchanges that allow individuals from around the world to get to know and learn from each other,” Pritts said in the project’s press release. Emma Jesch can be reached at

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Pi Kappa Alpha Returns Cornell Tech Campus PIKE

since Pike lost its recognition in 2010, the University denied the fraternity’s request. “There had continued to be students who were Its reestablishment will make it the first frater- formerly members of the fraternity who were still nity to return to campus with provisional recogni- [on campus],” Apgar said. “It could have derailed tion since President David Skorton said that the progress that the alumni and national organi“pledging as we know it has to stop” in Aug. 2011. zation hoped to make.” Starting Monday, about 50 fraternity alumni A year later, in the summer of 2012, Pike suband staff from Pike’s international fraternity head- mitted a second –– and ultimately successful –– quarters will spend six weeks at Cornell, enlisting proposal to return to campus this spring. the help of administrators, faculty and student “We’ve been in regular contact with alumni leaders to suggest and recruit new students to join and the national organization for several years,” the fraternity, according to a University press Apgar said. “We are confident they have a susrelease. tainable plan to recruit new young men to recolo“They will go about asking people on campus nize the chapter with values and principles that with high levels of credibility … to actually rec- are in alignment with the University’s.” ommend people who As it returns to they think would Cornell, Pike will be make good members supported by an alumni of this organization,” board, which will offer Apgar said in an intercoaching and mentoring ” view with The Sun. to the undergraduate “It’s a much more perchapter leaders as they Bob Forness ’87 sonal recruitment work to regain full process.” recognition at the The Pike chapter house at 17 South Ave is cur- University, according to Forness. rently occupied by graduate students, who will “I’d like to see Pike return as one of the leading continue to live there through the spring of 2014, houses on campus,” Forness said. “We want to according to Bob Forness ’87, vice president of partner with our undergraduate leaders to ensure the fraternity’s alumni. The fraternity’s new mem- a successful recolonization.” bers will not move into the house until the fall of Apgar said he hopes that Pike’s return will serve 2014, according to Forness. as an example to other Greek organizations on Pike’s alumni and national organization hope campus. to encourage the new members to “establish a “It demonstrates that there are very different strong colony before they also have to manage the ways to go about recruiting and what you say your demands of operating a house,” according to organization stands for,” he said. “Other organiForness. zations can see it’s not required to take risks that “The national organization wants the fraterni- some of these groups take, and you can actually ty to demonstrate [that] they will live up to Pike’s recruit excellent members who are committed to values,” Apgar said. what the fraternity is about, and not just the social During the summer of 2011, Pike submitted a aspects.” plan to return to campus and recruit new members starting in January 2012, according to Apgar. Kerry Close can be reached Because it felt that not “enough time had lapsed” at Continued from page 1

“I’d like to see Pike return as one of the leading houses on campus.

Launches Beta Class TECH

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The eight students currently enrolled at the tech campus will have an opportunity to shape the future of CornellNYC Tech, according to Huttenlocher. “The beta terminology really refers to the smaller, more personal nature of the classes, and the opportunity to help shape the campus as the very first students,” he said. Despite being the first group of students to go through CornellNYC Tech’s program, the “beta” class will still have access to various components of the tech campus program, including having access to leaders in the tech industry. “The technical and business courses, the Friday practicums and the masters projects with industry mentors –– which are the main components of the NYC programs –– are all in place for this semester,” Huttenlocher said. Not everyone, however, is happy with the start of classes at the tech campus. Monday evening, a group known as New Yorkers Against the CornellTechnion Partnership distributed leaflets and gathered signatures outside the tech campus’ current offices, protesting Cornell’s partnership with Technion because of its political implications. “The Technion is complicit in Israel’s violations of international law and the rights of Palestinians,” the group posted on Facebook. The NYACT has been urging Cornell and New York City to end their partnership with Technion, according to the group’s Facebook page. Huttenlocher, however, said that he believes the partnership is beneficial because it will allow the University to offer dual masters of science degrees and join other top institutions who engage in the world. “The Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute continues that tradition, bringing one of the world’s strongest technology universities to our new campus in New York City,” he said. Tyler Alicea can be reached at

Teach-In Calls for Honest Discussion of Racism RACE

causing many people to avoid the issue. Bolgatz added avoidance can be time, so I have hopes for the future intensified by a sense of guilt. and I think that we are moving in “White guilt is the best excuse the right direction because people for doing nothing about racism,” are thinking about [racism],” said Bolgatz said. Kendrick Coq ’15. Still, she offered students a Bolgatz argued that racism as a number of strategies to use when social issue exists on both an indi- confronted with racist or discrimividual and a societal level. natory behavior. She urged stu“In a lot of ways, [when] we dents to approach, acknowledge think about racism, we think and build upon previous ideas disabout personal prejudice ... But cussed instead of trying to prove there is also another layer when we their peers wrong. In this way, say racism that is institutional. It is Bolgatz said that conversations not just ‘I don’t like you,’ but there about racism can move forward are actual structures in our society while being more open, engaging that make it so that some people and productive. are advanBolgatz taged and “Racism is a smog. We can’t f u r t h e r some peourged stuhelp but breathe ple are disdents to be it in.” advan“strategic” taged,” she in their Prof. Jane Bolgatz said. responses to racism Throughout the workshop, without reverting to guilt, confustudents shared personal stories sion or discomfort. about their experiences with dis“Racism is a smog. We can’t crimination and their first encoun- help but breathe it in, but it is our ters with racial differences. Bolgatz responsibility to work for change,” and other students specifically dis- she said. “Frustration and guilt are cussed instances known as good for about five seconds. It “microaggressions,” which, would be easy to wallow in frustraaccording to Bolgatz, are seeming- tion and be paralyzed by guilt, but ly innocent utterances that “feel don’t let yourself get stuck in little, but really kill you.” them.” Bolgatz compared combating racism to “running up the down escalator” because it requires con- Lauren Avery can be reached at stant effort in order to progress, Continued from page 1


Nation Honors King on Day Of Obama Inauguration

ATLANTA (AP) — Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation’s first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s. “This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech. We see history in the making,” said Joyce Oliver, who observed King Day by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., built on the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated in 1968. In Atlanta, at the 45th annual service for the civil rights leader at the church where he was pastor, those gathered in the sanctuary were invited to stay to watch President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on a big-screen TV. As the nearly three-hour service closed at Ebenezer Baptist Church, organizers suggested forgoing the traditional singing of “We Shall Overcome” because the inauguration would begin. But the crowd shouted protests, so the choir and congregation sang the civil rights anthem before settling in to watch the events in Washington. In the nation’s capital, dozens took pictures of the King statue before walking to the National Mall for the inauguration. Nicole Hailey, 34, drove all night with her family from Monroe, N.C. She attended Obama’s first inauguration four years ago and was carrying a commemorative Metro ticket from that day with Obama’s face on it. She and her family visited the King memorial before the swearing-in. “It’s Martin Luther King’s special day,” she said. “We’re just celebrating freedom.” At the ceremonial inauguration, Obama took the oath on a Bible once owned by King. He called it “a great privilege.” The King Bible was one of two used; the other had belonged to Abraham Lincoln. In Columbia, S.C., civil rights leaders paused during their annual King Day rally to watch the inauguration on a big screen. Most of the crowd of several hundred stayed to watch Obama’s address. “You feel like anything is possible,” Jelin Cunningham, a 15year-old black girl, said of Obama’s presidency. “I’ve learned words alone can’t hurt or stop you, because there have been so many hateful things said about him over the past four years.” Moments after being sworn in, the president signed nomination papers for four new appointees to his Cabinet, Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state, White House chief of staff Jacob Lew to be treasury secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and White House adviser John Brennan to head the CIA.

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nality precedes crime, that somehow there are just certain people — and in the United States, with our history, it is impossible not to be troubled by how certain races of people, especially African Americans and Latinas, have been historically mapped as criminals who will inevitably commit violent crimes. That assumption, is not only problematic; it is a dangerous form of self-inoculation. It is a containment strategy that is doomed to



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Changing Frat Culture, Beyond the Punishment

ON JAN. 9, THE UNIVERSITY DISBANDED the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity after two of the fraternity’s pledges were hospitalized during a hazing incident. The administration subsequently punished the Phi Sigma Kappa and Pi Kappa Phi fraternities on Jan. 14 for engaging in repeated acts of “underage and excessive alcohol consumption.” We hope these punishments will deter other houses from taking similar actions. However, they will only be successful if they are pursued in conjunction with broad cultural changes. Through these incidents, the University has continued to show that it is willing to punish houses for violating the rules after they happen. This strategy of deterrence is important for incentivizing houses to abandon their risky pledging practices. As we have seen in recent years with such fraternities as Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Pi Kappa Alpha, the University has not hesitated to expel chapters from campus that engage in hazing. However, even when the University has pursued this policy in the past, chapters have continued to flout the rules and thus put the health and safety of their members in jeopardy. To try to prevent these behaviors in the first place, Cornell has embarked on a strategy to “end pledging as we know it” by shortening the pledge period and requiring each chapter to submit a detailed plan of pledging events to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs for approval. While we commend Cornell’s tough action, these incidents have only affirmed our belief that broad cultural changes — beyond what the University has proposed — are essential to changing the system. To end these harmful practices, we believe that prospective members should be initiated immediately after they accept their bids. While some fraternities may argue that students need time to learn house rituals and traditions, we firmly believe that this process can begin after initiation — eliminating the potential for hazing. We do not wish to condemn the fraternity system as a whole. Greek life is full of tradition, history and philanthropy, all of which demonstrate the positive role the system can play at Cornell. Our problem — and that of the administration — is with the continuation of an initiation process for prospective members that seeks to achieve brotherhood and unity through sometimes dangerous and humiliating hazing activities. However, these actions are often ritualized, making the cycle of hazing hard to break. Yet it is imperative, for the well-being of our community, that chapters end this cycle and cease these harmful practices. The disregard by chapters for the safety of their brothers is the greatest justification for University action. In the case of TEP, the University came to the decision to disband the fraternity after a thorough investigation of an October incident in which pledges were placed in “sexually humiliating” situations. The two other fraternities, meanwhile, were only punished after multiple recent incidents of underage and excessive drinking. These activities have degraded, harmed and even killed Cornellians in the past. They can no longer be tolerated by the University or by the student community.

what we mean by “criminals.” Especially when there are arguments floating around that assert that we cannot restrict gun ownership because even if we do, there will always be criminals — plural noun —who will disregard these laws and kill anyway. You’ve heard the line: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” And I can bet that the person you heard say it imagined that they would be a “good guy” and someone else — someone they don’t know, some stranger — would be a “bad guy.” Isn’t that the way it goes? We imagine ourselves as the good guys. It’s always someone else that’s bad, or crazy, or a monster. And these terms — good guys and bad guys, evil monsters — are thrown around as if they were essential conditions of being. As if there exist in the world inherent good guys or bad guys. As if “criminal” was an ontological state of being and not a legal descriptor based on observable behavior. There is something very powerful about the language used in saying to someone, “You are a criminal.” And there is something very dangerous when we imagine criminals within the parameters set by this language. When we imagine criminals in this way, we imagine a world where there exist inherently bad people who embody a threat to safety. This allows us to come up with containment strategies. All we have to do is keep the criminals — the bad guys — contained where we can keep track of them and away from the rest of us, who of course don’t exist as “criminals.” And if a criminal ever infiltrates our spaces of safety? Well, then we eliminate the threat and move on. This is a particularly troubling imagining of the world for a number of reasons, not least of which is the weight of the lament that “criminals will find a way to acquire guns, or kill without them.” In that lament is the assumption that crimi-

fail. Because of that assumption, we will forever be surprised when one of our friends who we knew so well does something violent. Because of that assumption, we will forever believe the fiction that certain things just don’t happen in certain spaces. Because of that assumption, we will continue to believe that there is nothing we can do to stop people from giving in to some kind of evil nature if they are that certain kind of person. Because of that assumption, we will continue not to act to protect ourselves from a violence that we imagine is always already contained outside of the spheres of our lives. And thus, because of that assumption we put ourselves in greater danger than we would be if we just threw out our imagined world of inherent good guys and inherent criminals and remembered that criminal the verb precedes criminal the noun. So why do we retain that assumption? Because it is easier to imagine a world where criminals exist as criminals than acknowledge the much more complex reality of a world where most people who commit crimes — and are thus labeled as criminals — have long, complicated stories that don’t fit into the container of “criminal.” Because it is easier to blame an uncontrollable and inherent human nature than to think critically about the constructed material, cultural and social conditions that influence human beings toward “choosing” to commit criminal actions. Because it is easier to believe that if we just ascend the social ladder and move to the right places, we will insulate ourselves against the dirty criminals that exist in “those other places.” Because it is too hard to acknowledge that at some point, we ourselves may be the bad guys. Jesse Goldberg is a Ph.D candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences. Feedback may be sent to Guest Room appears periodically this semester.

CORRECTIONS A news story Monday, “Cornell Recruits Professors to Strengthen Economics Department,” inaccurately stated that the University created a new Department of Economics by merging departments previously held in the Johnson Graduate School of Management, the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the College of Human Ecology. In fact, the University created a new Department of Economics, by merging departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Industrial and Labor Relations. Due to incorrect information provided to The Sun, a news story Monday, “Cornell Economics Professor Remembered as ‘Exceptional Friend,’” stated that Prof. Uri Possen and Prof. Emeritus Pierre Pestieau met in 1977. In fact, they met in 1967.

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Welcoming Politicization A

s I headed to Ithaca from New Delhi this weekend, the Indian capital was getting ready for the trial of five men accused in December of the gruesome rape and murder of a 23year-old student. The case provoked outrage across urban centers in India and around the world. It also returned the focus to larger questions of misogyny in Indian society. This attitude toward women is manifested not only in crimes of rape, harassment and domestic violence, but also in deeply skewed gender ratios and continuing female infanticide. Since December’s horrific crime, however, there have been no signs of declining crime rates or systemic reforms in the policing and criminal justice systems. Before considering causes and possible responses to the unacceptable rates of violence against women in India, a more accurate “misogyny map” of the country is required. Unlike some of the lazier editorials that I have read in the past month suggest, India is not a homogeneous entity uniformly horrible in its treatment of women. The statistics that follow here have to be taken with a pinch of salt, since rape often goes unreported. However, the general trends are revealing. In an analysis presented by The Wall Street Journal, which is based on figures from India’s National Crime Records Bureau, northern India reported 6,227 cases of rape in 2011 compared with 3,894 reported cases in the south. The north, however, has higher conviction rates than the south, while the highest conviction rates are seen in the most poor and remote states in the northeast. India’s national sex ratio of 940 females for every 1,000 males in the population is similarly regionally variegated. Four Southern states record the best, or least distorted ratio. India’s northeast, frequent-

ly forgotten by New Delhi, also performs well on this list. North India, yet again, performs the worst, with New Delhi and its neighboring states recording ratios of less than 900 females for every 1,000 males. These figures counter analyses that argue general Indian misogynistic norms are the problem. This is important because those norms certainly do exist in vast parts of the country and need to be rooted out. But misdiagnoses don’t help. The figures also warn against simplistic economic explanations that correlate wealth with gender equality. New Delhi and its western neighbors comprise one of India’s wealthiest regions and yet they record higher crime rates and more distorted sex ratios. What might account for the persistence of high rates of crimes against women? More prosaic explanations might account for a part of the puzzle. For instance, systemic reforms are difficult when legislatures are crowded with men accused of the very crimes that the reforms are meant to address. A little more than 20 percent of the Indian Parliament’s Lower House (equivalent to the House of Representatives in the United States) has serious criminal cases pending against it. Electoral incentives for political parties also work against introducing serious policy reform. The proposals that have gathered political steam in the last few weeks emphasize lengthening jail terms, using capital punishment and trying juveniles accused of such crimes as adults. It remains unclear if these changes will affect the numbers in a meaningful way when women are unable to report crimes in police stations that are often staffed entirely by men and in regions where conviction rates remain frightfully low. While disappointing, the choice of the proposed reforms is easily explained.

Political parties do not view women as a viable political constituency just yet. It is no surprise that a proposed constitutional amendment to reserve 33 percent of the seats in national and state legislatures for women has languished in Parliament for years. Depending on the region, parties appeal to constituencies defined by caste and religion, but not gender. As a recent post on Reuters’ India blog argues,

this remains depressingly unsurprising. If a household’s votes are to a significant measure influenced by its male adults, then the local party leadership will appeal to them, irrespective of statements made to the national media. Still, the persistence and breadth of peaceful public outrage is a reason for optimism. Every other radio channel I tuned into while driving in Delhi was

Kirat Singh Evaluating the Discontents “Political parties assume that [women’s] voting patterns are mostly influenced by the male members of the family or community.” This setup explains why parties not only lack incentives to respond to demands from women’s rights groups, but also have perverse incentives to heed to existing patriarchal institutions. All-male, unelected village councils called khaps continue to set unofficial rules for daily living in large parts of North India’s rural hinterland. Many of the councils issued bizarrely offensive statements following the December rape, blaming women and suggesting lowering the legal age for marriage as a solution to the problem. The spokespeople of mainstream political parties appearing on English-language news channels have condemned those statements, but ruling governments in states where these councils operate have taken no meaningful action against them. All

running its own campaign to promote women’s safety. Major national newspapers and TV news channels are giving prominent coverage to daily crimes against women from across the country to keep the outrage alive. The chairperson of India’s ruling Congress Party indicated just this weekend that they will emphasize women’s rights in the 2014 national election campaign. The conviction and potential executions of the five men going on trial might unfortunately exhaust enthusiasm for meaningful change, but in the meantime, nuanced inquiry into the trends and manifestations of India’s misogynistic crimes would be welcome.

Kirat Singh is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He may be reached at Evaluating the Discontents appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.

Quenching the Thirst W

hether it is in the music we listen to, the movies we watch or what’s happening right in front of us I have been witnessing a plague that many are referring to as “the thirst.” According to, the thirst is defined as “an epidemic where a male or female does anything for the opposite sex because they are yearning for attention or sex. [The] only way to be cured is to get what they [desperately need].” While I am not here to discuss the epidemic itself, I intend to examine our refusal to determine our attraction to others based on their personalities rather than their aesthetics. Which is a long-winded way of saying that people

selves confused, upset and wondering where the things went wrong. However, at the time my friends could not see the difference like I could. I am not claiming to be a relationship expert; I am merely stating that it is much easier to notice when you’re a thirdparty witness. The thirst is also making certain males and females realize that they no longer need to exert an effort in order to get what they want. This obviously does not apply to everyone, but to a select few that are able to get by based on their looks. If someone is able to coast through life due to their physical attributes, they lose motivation to exceed other expectations in their lives that can only come from working hard. This is very similar to a naturally-gifted athlete that fades in ability due to his lack of a work ethic. It’s Not Me, We cannot allow It’s You this to happen. As peers, we must push one another to be the best we can be, looks aside. The thirst not only applies to how we examine each other’s aesthetic qualities, but also to how we look at anyone who we see as successful — whether it be the star athlete or the kid with the trust fund. On the day after Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, it would be ideal to begin to judge others based upon the content of their character, not just their looks or their perceived status. I must plead with you to do so. From

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have become quite shallow. The biggest problem with this ever-growing shallowness is the fact that people are a lot less happy. I have witnessed quite a few of my friends become absolutely miserable due to their poor, superficial decisions. It seems as if what they saw as real feelings were actually strong superficial attractions. When one is attempting to make a relationship work based on feelings that aren’t there, they will often find them-



choosing your friends to your significant others, make sure you are gauging their personality and intellect. At a school as prestigious as Cornell, we all obviously seek to be the best we can be. However, I am not so sure that we always seek the best in others. That is something we need to work on. It is my firm belief that by looking for the best in others, we can bring out the best in ourselves. As members of the Cornell community, we cannot allow these trivial matters to stand in the way of building meaningful relationships and leading fulfilling lives. We must live up to prestige of “Ivy League” in everything that we do. The standards associated with going to Cornell apply to much more than academics. If you came to this University solely for its outstanding academic prowess, then you might have came to the wrong school. Our parents and Cornell’s faculty demand the most of us, so why can’t we demand the most of each other? As far as I am concerned, it does not matter if I must standalone. From here on out, I will expect the most of all my peers. By choosing this school, I believe you chose to live a life of excellence and you should pursue that goal in everything that you do. Whether it be in the classroom, on a field or in your relationships, we should expect top-notch results from one another. If you choose not to and you find yourself and those around you skating by on the things that were handed to you, such as your looks, I would like for you to remember that it’s not me, it’s you. Deon Thomas is a sophomore in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He may be reached at It’s Not Me, It’s You appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.


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“What’s wrong?” asks Ray (Alex Karpovsky) of a sullen Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) during the season one finale of Girls. “Everyone’s a dumb whore,” she responds, still reeling from the thought that she has accidentally worn white to her cousin Jessa’s (Jemima Kirke) surprise wedding. Her assessment of the situation rings somewhat true, then and now. Season one left Hannah chasing an ambulance, Marnie making out with a wedding officiant, Shoshanna losing her virginity and Jessa marrying a neverworse Chris O’Dowd after a week-long courtship. Girls has been praised for its honesty, its unabashed stance on 21st century feminism, its punch line-less but comedy-rich dialogue and the stripped-down (often literally) performance of its lead actress, director and writer, Lena Dunham. But as much as the girls of Girls are only “almost getting it kind of together,” so was this premiere . Not all plot threads continue realistically from last season, attempts to diversify the cast are fairly transparent and Dunham’s dedication to her characters from the first season now takes a backseat to a desperate stringing-along of the plot. MARNIE — Marnie (Allison Williams) is fresh off the two cruelest break-ups in the history of ever: her mid-sex dumping of her college boyfriend, Charlie, and her brutal parting of ways with best friend, Hannah are devastating. Marnie is much more interesting as a newly-unemployed single woman; her almost-sex scene with Hannah’s gay exboyfriend (and current roommate), Elijah (Andrew Rannells), represents Williams’ biggest challenge yet. “How am I supposed to get a hard-on when you’re rolling your eyes?” asks Elijah, and the scene is shut down with characteristic Girls discomfort. While Elijah is still a caricature of the stereotypical gay BFF who really adds nothing, Williams kills the scene designed to reveal Marnie as a girl whose self-esteem is a little too reliant on the trappings of “grownup” success and the security of a long-term relationship. JESSA — Jessa gets a full 30 seconds of screen time. She has dreads. She is married to a yucky yuppie named Thomas John and doesn’t even know his address. That’s the joke. Her all-star moment of season one was proudly declaring, in a post-sex state of dishevelment to her virgin cousin “That was me proving that I cannot be smoted. I am


unsmotable.” I will personally feel cheated if they don’t let us see who this girl really is, aside from a British accent and a bunch of uber-cool maxi dresses. SHOSHANNA — The “least virginy-virgin,” Sex in the City-worshipping Shoshanna, who once accidentally smoked crack, may just be the sanest character this time around. She rocks a fascinator to Hannah’s housewarming party. Of her virginity, she doesn’t miss it; it just feels like something’s “miss-ing.” While her self-help book and reality TV opinions on love have been naïve contrasts to the post-sexual revolution platitudes of the other girls, her assertions are the only ones in this episode that seem genuine, and she alone diagnoses herself and others with honesty. To her virginity-taker, Ray, she snaps and shouts, “You don’t wanna date me? That’s fine because I don’t wanna date you either. Because I only want to date people who want to date me because that is called self-respect.” But then he kisses her and spills his beer all over the pile of coats. Shosh would call that “adorbs,” and so would I. I want a lot of help coming up with a good celebrity-couple name for them, though. And if they have to break up, I want a conciliatory Inglourious Basterds reference. HANNAH — In an MVP break-up scene in season one, Hannah (Dunham) shouts at Adam (Driver) before he is hit by a truck, “I’m more scared than most people are when they say that they’re scared. I’m like the most scarred person who’s alive.” But when we return to Hannah, she’s calling all the shots in a new relationship-sans-label with Community’s Donald Glover, a black Republican named Sandy with whom she forbids usage of the word “love” in any context. Their political opposition is set up to be a sitcom-ish clash, with Ayn Rand jokes and verbal sparring between Sandy and Hannah’s motley assortment of liberal friends. (They all went to Oberlin, guys.)

Hannah’s new emotional responsibility and disdain for Adam is a little confusing. Wasn’t it just two episodes ago that she swooned at his backhanded confessions of affection, and even declared, “No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someone’s gonna think of to say about me, I’ve already said to me, about me, probably in the last half hour”? It’s not that I don’t want to see her happy eventually, but I’d prefer to understand the process. Dunham has said, “My experience of when friends are called together over a traumatic issue is that they’re there for each other, but also completely obsessed with what it means to them.” As a viewer, I want to be there for Hannah, but I’m also completely obsessed with what her experiences mean for me. “I always thought the saddest feeling in life is when you’re dancing in a really joyful way and you hit your head on something. It’s sad and embarrassing and I feel like Hannah’s entire life is like dancing and then hitting her head on something,” Dunham summarized in a Hit Fix interview. That feeling is where Hannah’s, and the collective girls’, best moments come from. In season one, Hannah’s “joyful” dancing to Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” with Marnie after finding out she has an STD? Perfect. Season two hasn’t had a stellar moment like this yet, messily filling diversity quotas with one-dimensional characters and making us play catch-up with the plot, but thankfully there’s the hope that this is just Dunham’s inexperience with the series format, as this is her first project away from film. (Tiny Furniture. Watch it. Watch it now.) If it can maintain itself in season two, what Girls has over every other comedy is the way that it lets its characters succeed and fail in the subtle arcs of gritty realism. The dialogue can be shockingly witty and entertaining, but the characters can also fall completely inarticulate when they become vulnerable. There are not a lot of big and triumphant, nor melodramatic or devastating, moments — just a lot of simple ups and downs, a lot of stress and embarrassment, a lot of tenderness and joy, a lot of “I love you’s” and a lot of “dumb whores.” Kaitlyn Tiffany is a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She can be reached at


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The Original Django ARIELLE CRUZ Sun Staff Writer

“Who was that man?” “What was his secret?” “It doesn’t matter,” replies a man in a black cowboy hat This man’s name is, in fact, Django. And this quote is not from Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated Django Unchained. It’s from the trailer for the original Django, a brutally violent spaghetti western that hit screens in 1966. So violent, in fact, that it was banned in England until the 1990’s. And you thought Tarantino had a reputation for gore. Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci

and starred Nero. The rest were content to simply pay homage to the epic Django in title or iconic closed coffin or more likely, to make money off the wildly popular title. However, many of these 40 some “sequels” didn’t even have a character named Django in it. Go figure. The newest, and most critically acclaimed of these sequels, Django Unchained, is one of the few that is actually centered on a character named Django and uses a similar, if not identical, theme song. Unlike Django Unchained, which won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, Django was filmed with no true script. Instead, Corbucci sought the assistance of his brother, Bruno, who wrote not a screenplay, but a scaletta, a slightly more


and starring Franco Nero, was so successful in its time that it spawned nearly 40 “sequels” (mostly unofficial ones). Only one of these movies, Django 2: II Grande Ritorno, was actually written by Corbucci


detailed version of a synopsis. Although the scaletta may have lacked detailed instructions for the actors, it was hardly lacking in violent plot points. After the murder of Django’s wife,

Django seeks revenge on her killer, Major Jackson. A drifter, he carries a muddy closed coffin with him as he travels across Mexico on his quest for vengeance. Along the way, he encounters his wife’s killer and saves a young woman, Maria, from meeting the same fate by Jackson’s crew of bandits. Then the massacre begins. Django destroys most of Jackson’s men and ends up smack-dab in the middle of a war between Jackson’s racist crew and a group of Mexican Revolutionaries. There is blood, there is the guile, there is the pitting of enemy against enemy for third enemy’s sake, not to mention a catchy theme song. The destruction is so complete, so terrible, so hilariously fake, yet strangely classy, that there is no wonder it became a classic in the era of spaghetti westerns and captured the heart of our fair Tarantino. But what is the story behind the name? Django is hardly a common visitor on the popular baby names list. There is a rumor that it is a play, or possibly a sick joke, on Django Reinhardt, a jazz guitarist in the 1930’s who played the guitar despite having several fingers paralyzed on his left hand. Like the guitarist, our vengeful cowboy is able to overcome several crushed fingers and end his enemies. Franco Nero, the original stone-faced

Django, had no idea that he would be making history in this film that hardly had a script or a budget to work with. He said in an interview that he didn’t even know if they would finish the film. Now Django has a cult-like following. Those paying attention may spot a cameo by Franco Nero, Tarantino’s nod to the original movie in Django Unchained. This time, Nero goes by the name Amerigo Vassepi. Upon seeing his modern counterpart (played by Jamie Foxx), Nero asks him his name and how to spell it. Django responds and informs Nero that the “D” is silent. Nero replies, “I know.” Django plays at Cornell Cinema on Jan. 24 and Jan. 27.

Arielle Cruz is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at

Idiot Box? Think Again

his break, I only finished one book on my reading list.

no longer be able to interpret or relate information, only skim it, only cram our minds with unending content. He found himself no longer able to read novels. I did, however, watch a whole lot of television, catching And yet, plenty of viewers will watch episode after up on some old shows and checking out some new ones that episode of their favorite program. A friend told me he friends and family have raved about, including, Breaking had no control when it came to watching these shows Bad, Homeland and Dexter (What can I say? Apparently I — he finished whole seasons in maybe two days, three like my violent anti-hero types). And you know what? For days max. Even my grandparents stayed up until 1 all of television’s reputation as a brainless, trashy entertain- a.m. watching “Downton Abbey” after my parents ment medium, these programs are really, really good. And gave them the first two seasons on DVD. Nevermind really, really addicting. that my grandmother probably had to wake up early But why? for her water aerobics class the next morning — she According to Alyssa Quart of The New York Times, it’s had to keep watching. because these shows offer us a “welcome escape from a mudIn making her argument, Quart contrasts today’s dled, technology-addled existence” — a distraction from our hit shows with those of the 80s or 90s. Unlike today’s many other distractions. Quart suggests that these “super- shows, these earlier shows were often formulaic. The narrative” shows with their strong, continuous plots provide principle conflict would be solved within the allotted a sense of “narrative order” and coherence to lives otherwise time slot and rarely carried over to the next episode. A fragmented and saturated by a media-dense landscape of lot of cop dramas still follow this format. Law & endless tweets, texts and cat memes. Order always ends with a trial, CSI with the bad guy For years, though, we’ve been told just the opposite — caught. Although some plot lines surrounding the that the Internet makes it harder for us to pay attention, to main characters are carried over into the next episode, watch anything longer than a YouTube video or read any- they are always peripheral to the main drama. Viewers can thing more than a Tweet except. Back in 2008, Nicholas easily tune in and follow the action without knowing any Carr wrote an op-ed piece for The Atlantic, “Is Google backstory about the main characters. During the early Making Us Stupid?” As you might guess from the title, Carr 2000’s, Quart says TV shows began operating in a “hyperargued that the Internet link” fashion. In attempting to appeal to makes it harder for us to a Web-savvy audience, shows like Lost concentrate on long narand Heroes offered nonlinear narratives ratives that require suswith flashbacks and crisscrossing between tained attention or deep characters. thinking itself. Google, In contrast, today’s hit shows offer Greener on the he said, is the chief culcomplex narratives that span multiple prit; its founders wanted episodes, even multiple seasons. As the Other Side to create a vast archive of narrative unfolds, the plot has more twists information instantly and turns. The conflicts become more accessible, an artificial complicated and the characters more intelligence of sorts to assist our own. An overabundance of richly developed. We are forced to make connections, to content is especially valuable to corporations, who learn remember things from previous episodes. Everything is more about their target audiences the more distracted they sequential and causal. Nothing is extraneous. Details from are, the more links they click on. Carr worried that we will the first episode lay the foundation for the season finale, per-

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with closure in the allotted time slot. If you tuned in halfway to Law & Order: SVU, you would still know the main plot points. If you only watched the show occasionally, you would still get a nice, neat conclusion at the end, not a cliffhanger. Today, however, more and more people stream whole seasons at a time, and writers are free to complicate their plots and characters and to give us long and winding narratives. What this means is that the long narrative is not dead (and maybe I didn’t neglect my reading as much as I thought.) Contrary to what Carr feared, it may be as ripe a time as any to read novels.

Emily Greenberg is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences & Art, Architecture and Planning. She can be reached at Greener on the Other Side appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.


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Cornell Heads to Road for Rematch W. BASKETBALL Continued from page 16

– Harvard, Princeton, and Cornell – will play on the road next. Since the Ivy League is the only league that sends a team to the NCAA tournament based on its conference record, every game has huge significance. “[You’ve got to] test yourself in non-conference play on the road … so your team can respond once you’re in the thick of the Ivy League,” head coach Smith said. Skyler Dale can be reached at

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Wrestlers Prepare to Continue Dominance WRESTLING

Continued from page 16

bringing Cornell to 7-0. Continuing to dominate on the mat, No. 6 junior Mike Nevinger won a 4-2 decision against senior Cortlandt Choate at 141 pounds. Choate lit up the board first with a takedown; however, Nevinger turned the tables, spinning out for an escape, bringing the match within a point. The Brown wrestler chose to begin the second from the neutral position, and no one was able to score. Nevinger started the final round on top, adding a nearfall at the end of the period before winning 4-2 with riding time. Cornell moved to 10-0, and it was not long before junior Chris Villalonga made that 16-0, as the senior earned a takedown before pinning his opponent Brown senior Grant Overcashier in 2:57. Junior Jesse Shanaman kept the winning trend alive, as he defeated senior Phil Marano, 2-0, at 157 pounds. Neither wrestler was able to score in the first period, but Shanaman grabbed a onepoint lead in the second with an opening escape. The junior sealed the match in the third, grabbing another point for riding time. Cornell moved to 19-0 heading into 165 pounds. No. 1-ranked senior Kyle Dake was all business against Brown, wasting no time before taking down his opponent, senior Jack Roberts. Dake grabbed a three-point nearfall before winning by fall in 1:26. With the solid win, Cornell moved to 25-0 for the day. Senior Marshall Peppelman propelled the Red forward once more, adding three more to the day’s total as he claimed a 3-1 decision over sophomore Ricky McDonald with a takedown and escape. No. 4-ranked senior Steve Bosak faced off against sophomore Ophir Bernstein at 184 pounds, grabbing a takedown off a single leg and compiling 2:32 in riding time in the first round alone. The senior held a 5-0 lead in the second off an escape and takedown. Bosak took Bernstein down once, despite an escape by the Brown wrestler, and finished the match with another takedown and 10-2 major decision. Cornell commanded the momentum on the mat throughout the day. According to team members, the Red was looking for a repeat of the meet against Princeton — a total shutout. “I don’t believe in ‘momentum’ in sports, but I do believe that confidence has a great impact on performance,” said head coach Rob Koll. “For that reason, shutouts are always great for a team.” Moving into 197 pounds, the shutout hopes vanished as Cornell suffered its only defeat of the day. Brown sophomore Sterling Hecox earned a win by fall over Red sophomore Jace Bennett. Cornell headed into the heavyweight round with a commanding 32-6 lead. Lane closed the meet with a 6-1 decision over sophomore D.J. Ingham. Lane took down the Brown wrestler near the edge of the mat, but Ingham escaped after Lane accumulated 23 seconds of riding time. Adding more riding time in the second, Lane held on as Ingham was unable to escape from his chosen down position. Opening in the down position in the third, Lane escaped and picked up a takedown halfway through the round. With over 3:30 in riding time, Lane nabbed the 6-1 decision and Cornell nabbed the 35-6 victory. The Red looks to use the meet against Brown as a learning curve as it moves into the next few weeks of competition, as well as continue to work towards a charity cause. “We were a little sluggish as a team, but we still wrestled hard and dominated all the positions,” Dake said. “[Bosak] and I were able to get our pins for our pin pool — for every pin we get, we have alumni and donors who donate money, which is awesome.” Lauren Ritter can be reached at

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Football Head Coach Kent Austin Leaves Cornell

By HALEY VELASCO Sun Assistant Sports Editor

Former head football coach Kent Austin left the Red at the end of this fall season to accept the joint position as vice president of football operations, general manager and head football coach of the

Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. “Coach Austin is a great coach and I am sad to see him go,” senior offensive linemen Josh Grider said. “He is brilliant with the X’s and the O’s and is also a personable guy. He really helped change the culture and mindset of this program.” During Austin’s time at Cornell, the Red posted

an 11-19 record overall. Austin was the coach for 14 All-Ivy performers, including junior quarterback Jeff Mathews, who won the 2011 Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Player of the Year. “Kent has provided terrific leadership for our program these past three years. The offense he established is explosive and “Kent has provided exciting to watch, and the terrific leadership for program is poised to comour program these pete for a c h a m p i past three years.” onship,”said Andy Noel Andy Noel, director of athletics and physical education. “I will miss him dearly and will be forever grateful for the contributions he has made to our program. He is a first-class individual and an outstanding coach. It hurts to lose him.” Austin also coached three All-Americans, including senior offensive linemen J.C. Tretter, who was the second Cornell player earn an invitation to participate in the Senior Bowl. Austin’s successor will be David Archer ‘05, who is the youngest Division I head football coach in the country. “Coach Austin helped me a lot in my development and I am thankful for that,” said Mathews. “But it is time to focus on the future and I am excited to play for and learn from Coach Archer.”


A warm farewell | Football head coach Kent Austin has left the Red after completing the 2012 season to take join the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats as the vice president of football operations, general manager and head coach.

Haley Velasco can be reached at


Players Receive Awards Zawislan Honored for Coaching

postseason, along with his second AllRegion First Team honor. Slogic was After a strong one of the core season on the team, defenders for the Cornell men’s soccer Red this seajunior defendson, giving up er Patrick “I appreciate being 13 goals all Slogic and junior forward named to the list and it year. The Red Daniel Haber only speaks to how well were named to the program performed.” finished the season with a the NCAA’s Patrick Slogic 15-2 record All-Northeast and won its First Team. “It’s really nice to with being the first Ivy League title receive that recogni- tallest player on the since 1996. The tion after the season Cornell roster, made squad also made it our team had,” his appearance on to its first NCAA Slogic said. “I the All-Ivy First tournament since appreciate being Team earlier in the 1996. Haber said the award is as much a reflection of the team’s performance as of his own, even though he scored 18 goals and grabbed 43 points this year. Haber also earned a spot on the ECAC’s Division I All-Star team as one of its three forwards before singing a professional contract to join Israel’s club team Maccabi Haifa FC. “This nomination is about the program,” he said. “No player is ever recognized without being part of a great team.” By ARIEL COOPER

Sun Staff Writer

named to the list and it only speaks to how well the program performed this year.” Slogic, along


Soccer all-stars | Juniors Daniel Haber and Patrick Slogic were named to the NCAA’s National All-Northeast First Team.

Ariel Cooper can be reached at

By SKYLER DALE Sun Staff Writer

After leading the Red to a 15-2 season and an NCAA tournament appearance for the first time since 1996, soccer head coach Jaro Zawislan was named NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year this past December. Zawislan took the job in 2009 after the Red’s disastrous 1-15 season in the 2008 campaign. After winning six games in 2009, four games in 2010 and eight games in 2011, Zawislan’s 15-win season in 2012 gives him a .613 winning percentage – the thirdhighest in Cornell soccer history. Zawislan’s teams have scored more goals each season for three consecutive seasons and the Red broke a

“I couldn’t be prouder and happier for Coach [Zawislan] ... I am glad to see him recognized.” Daniel Haber school record in 2012 by scoring at least one goal in 28 consecutive games. The team broke another record


Achieving greatness | Head coach Jaro Zawislan was named the NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year.

when it won 12 games in a row this fall. Still, Zawislan gave credit to the people around him. “We have quality players, quality people, quality students here … I’m so proud of all of them. They make it happen.” The players said they highly respect Zawislan for his determination. “I couldn’t be prouder and happier for Coach [Zawislan],” said junior striker Daniel Haber. “He is more dedicated than proba-

bly any coach in the country and I am glad to see him being recognized for turning around this program.” Since the 2012 season concluded, Zawislan said he has been thinking about 2013. “We have to make every day count towards becoming a better and better program,” he said. “We haven’t scored any goals yet in 2013 and we haven’t got any wins.” Skyler Dale can be reached at

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Red Defeats Lions in Matchup Cornell rallies late to win the first of two games against Columbia


“Steph took very wise shots; she had a good game. [Those two shots] were very big,” Smith said. The Red finished the game shooting 49 percent The women’s basketball team defeated Columbia, from the floor and 46 percent from beyond the arc. The team relied on four players for 60 of its 68 68-54, in Newman Arena on Saturday. Despite the Red’s 14-point win (9-6, 1-0 Ivy), the points. “I liked how balanced we were,” Smith said. Lions (2-13, 0-1 Ivy) relied on shooting to keep the team in the game. Columbia shot 44 percent from “Four players in double digits.” The Red will face the Lions again the floor and 50 percent from beyond the arc during the first half. COLUMBIA 54 this Saturday in the Levien in New York City. At halftime the score was knotted CORNELL 68 Gymnasium Acording to Smith, Cornell is up at 37-37. 1ST Tot 2nd looking for better protection of the Going into the break, Cornell Game: 37 54 17 basketball after coughing up the ball head coach Dayna Smith spoke to Columbia 37 68 31 19 times last Saturday. The Red is her players about containing Cornell also focusing on improving its press Columbia’s shooting with defense. “[We switched to] half-court defense instead of defense for the upcoming game. After the opening round of Ivy League play, pressing,” Smith said. “[We focused on] limiting the amount of threes [Columbia] was able to attempt.” Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Brown sit atop the The Red picked up its defense and the Lions got league, each with a record of 1-0. Brown (7-8, 1-0 Ivy) defeated Yale on the road, cold during the second half, shooting 0-for-6 from the 3-point-range. Despite Columbia’s poor shoot- 68-67, this past Saturday. The Bears’ next game is at ing, Lion guard Brittany Simmons hit a free throw to home against Yale on Friday at 6 pm. The Princeton make it a three-point game with 12:02 left in the Tigers (10-5, 1-0 Ivy) defeated Penn (7-7, 0-1 Ivy) at home, 77-44, on Jan. 12. The Tigers will play on the half. In each of Cornell’s next two possessions junior road at Cornell on Feb.1. The teams with the best record in the Ivy League guard Stephanie Long hit two three-pointers to give the Red a nine-point advantage. Long finished the game 4-for-5 from 3-point-range. See W. BASKETBALL page 13

Sun Staff Writer


Making magic | Junior guard Stephanie Long defends against Columbia to help Cornell take down the Lions in the first of two.



Cornell Splits Six C.U. Defeats Brown and Harvard Games Over Break


Watterson down to the mat a few more times as the Brown wrestler tried to work his way back up to his feet. Garrett had the lead, 50, heading into the second round, adding three back points. Opening the second in the down position, Garrett was able to escape before adding a double leg takedown. Entering the final round with a 11-0 lead, the rookie added two more takedowns before settling for a 16-3 final score. Off to a strong start with four points on the board, sophomore Bricker Dixon stepped on the mat to face senior Beau Martino at 133. Dixon managed a 4-0 lead after the first round, earning a takedown and two back points. Opening in down position, he escaped and picked up a double leg takedown in the second. The final round started with Martino in the down position, and the Brown wrestler was able to notch his first takedown of the match. However, time ran out and Dixon earned the 8-4 decision

Coming out on top | After coming off a shutout against Princeton, Cornell wrestling took home two more wins against Brown and Harvard this past weekend.

See WRESTLING page 14


Sun Sports Editor

Janine Aldridge with a few minutes remaining in the second period, the Red knocked down a pair of free The woman’s basketball team (9- throws to lock up a 60-56 victory. Cornell began the new year in 6) went 3-3 during Cornell’s winter Lewisburg, Penn. to square off recess. On Dec.18, the Red traveled to against Bucknell (11-7). The Bison’s Corpus Christi, Tex. to take on the 46.3 percent shooting from the Texas A&M Islanders (1-16). floor was too much for the Red, who shot a seasonDespite senior forward Clare “That was a good win for low 22.4 percent and lost the game, Fitzpatrick’s 64-39. tenth career us. [Daemon] was a Following the double-double tough team.” loss, the team travand junior eled back to guard Allyson Head Coach Dayna Smith Newman Arena to DiMagno’s 18 points and eight boards, the Red face Buffalo (5-12) on Jan. 5. The suffered a 52-49 loss. The team’s Red shot a scolding 52 percent from dismal three-point shooting, ( atjust the field in a 70-43 blowout. Clare 17.6 percent) culminated in a Fitzpatrick scored 15 points, includmissed three-pointer by junior ing the 1000th point of her career. “[We’re] very happy and proud guard Stephanie Long with just four of her,” Smith said. “[We’re] lookseconds to go in the game. Cornell finished its two-game ing for big things from [her] in this trip to Texas on Dec. 20 when the upcoming Ivy season.” Cornell rounded off its non-conRed took on Texas University (710). Cornell held Texas to 34 per- ference schedule with a 75-55 win cent shooting, but the Longhorns’ over Daemon College in Newman size was too much for the Red who Arena on Jan. 13. The Wildcats lost the game, 53-40. Despite the shot 47 percent from the field to the loss, head coach Dayna Smith was Red’s 41 percent, but Cornell outrehappy with the team’s performance. bounded Daemon, 40-32. “That was a good win for us. “[It was] a great all-around [Daemon] was a tough team,” defensive effort,” she said. The Red then returned to Ithaca Smith said. After completing its non-conferto take on William & Mary (2-14) on Dec. 30. Cornell shot 47 percent ence schedule, the Red looks forfrom the floor and had four players ward its Ivy League games ahead. reach double-figures in scoring during the contest. After two consecu- Skyler Dale can be reached at tive three-pointers by the Tribe’s By SKYLER DALE

Sun Staff Writer

that we do with every match: that we need to focus on what we can control and if we go out and wrestle hard, the score will take care of itself,” said senior

beganStanzione defeated Zachary Tanenbaum in the 141-pounds division, before No. 8-ranked Cornell freshman Nahshon Garrett

Over the weekend, the No. 6 Red wrestling team traveled north, facing off against Brown on Saturday after- “We went into Brown with the same noon. After a 420 shutout against mindset that we do every match that we the Princeton need to focus on what we can control.” Tigers just one week before on Stryker Lane Jan. 12, Cornell added another notch to the “W” col- heavyweight Stryker kicked off the dual with a major decision umn, dropping the Lane. Saturday began win against Brown Bears, 35-6. “We were feeling with a solid start for junior Billy Watterson. really good coming out the Red, as senior Joe Garrett wasted no of Princeton and had a Stanzione picked up a time, earning a takesolid week of practices. 6-3 exhibition match down just after the first We went into Brown ... win before the duel whistle. The rookie brought Brown with the same mindset against


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