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Cornell Gives Record No.of Flu Vaccines By JINJOO LEE Sun Senior Writer

As New York State braces for an intense flu season, declaring a statewide public health emergency, Gannett Health Services vaccinated a record number of students, staff and faculty, causing its stock of flu vaccines to run out Tuesday. Although hospitalizations have been seen throughout the state as a result of this year’s flu, Gannett has not yet seen any serious cases of flu, according to Heather Stone, public health communications specialist at Gannett. “The good news on our campus is that we estimate about half of our population has been vaccinated — the most yet compared to any other year,” Stone said. Although Gannett has tried to order additional vaccines, it has had difficulty replenishing its supply so far, according to Sharon Dittman, associate director for community relations at Gannett. “We’ve been calling suppliers every day to order more vaccines, but the supply is running out across the country,” Dittman said. “There has been so much publicity [around the flu] that people really have been lining up to get vaccinated, so what’s left of the national supply is harder and harder to get.” In addition to seeing more students getting vaccinated, Gannett has also started seing more students “We estimate about half of reporting flu-like sympour population has been toms. From Jan. 1 to Jan. 22 of last year, vaccinated.” Gannett saw a total of Heather Stone two students with flulike symptoms. In comparison, 65 students reported flu-like symptoms during the same time frame this year, according to Stone. “People who get flu can feel really awful,” Dittman said. “We recommend resting at home, drinking lots of fluids and taking over-the-counter medicines to control your symptoms.” See FLU page 4


Looking good | The Cornell Store remodeling features changes to the layout of the store’s technology and apparel sections. The store plans on starting its third phase of renovations in early February.

Cornell Store Features Big Red Changes By DARA LEVY Sun Staff Writer

Students shopping for textbooks over the past week may have noticed a few changes at the Cornell Store, including a revamped technology center and a new layout for apparel. Previous construction at the Cornell Store expanded the store’s technology area so that it would have a wider selection and better display for customers. The technology area is almost complete and, when finished, will feature a demo bar to try out products and improved lighting, according to Pat Wynn, director of the Cornell Store. Narda Terrones ’14 noted the importance of having electronics and technology aid easily available to students and other customers.

“I think it’s a smart move in terms of having electronics in the face of customers. It makes the store much more appealing,” Terrones said. A wider, more accessible entrance has also been completed on the store’s second floor. All apparel is now located on the second floor so the store will no longer have to accommodate for textbook sales at the beginning of each semester. Wynn stressed the convenience of the new store layout, which puts all art and school supplies on the first floor and clothing and gifts on the second floor. “One of the benefits is to not have to move the clothing and gifts to accommodate books, which saves time, energy and stress, both on the staff, as well as the floors,” according to Margie Whiteleather,

Prof.Hass Remembered as a‘Person of Action’ dents in the Samuel Sun Staff Writer Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Colleagues remem- and took them on field bered Prof. Emeritus trips. In addition to helping Jerome Hass, finance, his students who died “become prounexpectedly fessionals,” Tuesday, as a Hass played a committed critical role in teacher and Cornell openfriend. Hass, ing a who began Department teaching at of Education Cornell in in the 1967, was 72 PROF. HASS Graduate years old. Hass’ commitment to School, according to his profession was clear to Dyckman. Prof. Harold Bierman, everyone who observed his work ethic, said Prof. finance, management, Emeritus Thomas R. who often co-taught Dyckman, accounting, finance courses with one of Hass’ close friends. Hass, said that Hass was “[Hass] continually “a person of action” who took on extra work — friends could always rely taking extra courses [and] on. Recalling an incident doing things he wasn’t required to do as a profes- when a mutual friend of Hass and Bierman was sor,“ Dyckman said. Dyckman also recalled injured in a car accident, Hass as a “generous” per- Bierman said, “I called son — someone who [Hass]. It was just a reflex mentored graduate stu- — when you had a probBy KEVIN MILLIAN

lem, you would just call [Hass].” In the classroom, Hass was a meticulous teacher, Bierman said. Hass’ preparation for his classes testified to his passion for teaching, Bierman added. “He was always logical — always up to date with the current financial the-

ories [and] advancing the understanding of common knowledge,” Bierman said. “[Hass would] be prepared and go to class, and know a lot more than the notes he had written.” Hass was also a brilliant academic, Bierman said.

“He wrote only a few journal articles, but what he wrote was outstandingly good,” said Bierman, who coauthored one of the first books on managerial finance with Hass. Prof. Hyunseob Kim, See OBIT page 5

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News Big Red Gets a Pink Ribbon

Cornell researchers advanced the study of breast cancer with a recently released study. | Page 3

Opinion Community Caring

Kevin Johnson grad encourages the community to help prevent LGBTQ teenagers from commiting suicide. | Page 9

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Arts Raw to the Bone

Eleni Konstantopoulos ‘15 says Rust and Bone is raw, stripped to its core, and worth a trip to the movie theatre. | Page 10

Sports Taking on Te’o

Annie Newcomb ‘13 offers her take on the Manti Te’o debacle and the state of Notre Dame. | Page 20 ZAC PETERSON / SUN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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News, “Profs Consider Changing Perception of Weight Through Former C.U. Student,” Wednesday Speaking about the shift in the perception of weight since the early 1900s “One hundred years ago, we had very different ideas about beauty and health. At that point, more people were dying of acute diseases — the article was written just six years before the influenza outbreak, which in Ithaca killed 26 people per day.” Prof. Jeff Sobal, nutritional sciences

From Birthers to Dreamers: Citizenship and the Moral Meaning of Time 3 p.m., 153 Uris Hall Large-Scale Brain Network Interactivity: Implications for Goal-Directed Cognition and Aging 3:30 p.m., 202 Uris Hall

News, “TCAT Sees Record Ridership for Sixth Consecutive Year,” Wednesday Speaking about problems TCAT faces without additional funding. “[Right now], we are actually leaving people at stops, and hopefully we can overcome that with more funding. Aging buses need to be replaces, we are outgorwing our TCAT facility, and our passengers are continually asking for better technologies to help them navigate the system.”

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Arts, “No Life Support for Liz Lemon,” Monday Speaking about her television habits “I wish that I were the type of person who could stop watching a show when it stops being good, but I am too loyal a TV fan. I just thank god I’ve never watched Days of Our Lives. TV shows have a lifespan. Sometimes, like the fairytale characters of Storybook, it is five episodes of entertainment whereas Barney Stinson is entertaining for about six years.” Julia Moser ’15

Storm Tharp: Third Person 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Johnson Museum of Art Housing Expo 1 - 5 p.m., Noyes Community Center 10th Annual North Campus Food Show 1 - 4 p.m., Robert Purcell Community Center, 1st Floor

Sports, “Bardreau Cuts Season Short After Neck Fracture,” Thursday Speaking about the player who injured Bardreau “Unfortunately it’s college hockey — you’re not allowed to fight really, but that kid knows what’s coming for him. No threatening or anything, maybe [Greg Burgdoefer] didn’t mean to do it, but he knows he did something wrong.” John McCarron ’15

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C.U.Makes New Strides in Breast Cancer Research

By NOAH RANKIN Sun Staff Writer

Cornell scientists released a study Wednesday that could have far-reaching implications for future breast cancer research. The scientists worked with a type of breast cancer cell that spreads easily to other sites in the body. Until recently, the cell’s pattern of growth had gone unexplained, according to Prof. Michael King, biomedical engineering. “[The cell] originally came from a human breast cancer,” King said. “It’s a good model for the real metastatic disease — if you inject it into mice, they will form tumors all over.” MDA-MB-231 has frustrated KING researchers because they do not understand why it does not have the ability to adhere to other cells that it would need to spread. For this reason, biomedical engineers are perplexed by it, according to Yue Geng grad. “Everybody thought it wasn’t a good cell line to use [when researching cell adhesion],” Geng said. However, a study published by King and Geng — along with co-authors Jong-Wei Hsu grad, Siddarth Chandrasekaran grad, Andrew Hughes grad and Mishka Gidwani ’15 — concluded that it is not impossible to

find a weak spot in these cancer cells. The scientists, Geng said, discovered that “the [MDA-MB-231] cells weren’t in [proper] physiological condition.” By using a drug called Metformin that prevents inflamation and is commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, the scientists found that Metformin blocks IL-6, a molecule found in the body, interfering with the metastasis of breast cancer cells as well, according to Geng. Over two years ago, when the project began, Geng and her colleague, Hughes, observed how the cancer cells acted in blood plasma, as opposed to in tumors — the first step in understanding how MDA-MB231 cell adhesion works. GENG “It’s understood that cancer spreads through bloodstream,” King said. “What people don’t understand is how cancer cells change when they enter the blood.” King said that the research the team conducted led them to discover how the cells change when they interact with blood. “We found that these tumor cells switch and act differently when they’re exposed to the different chemicals in the blood. They become more adhesive and grow,” King said. When the cancer cells grow, the cells interact with IL-

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6, and produce their own IL-6, entering a “positive feedback loop” that ultimately makes the cancer more likely to spread, according to King. The effect is compounded by the fact that breast cancer patients already have more IL-6 in their blood than healthy people. Geng says that it is already widely known that inflammation and cancer are related, but she hopes the study’s focus on cell adhesion will prompt further research on how inflammation connects to cancer cell adhesion. Ultimately, she said, she hopes the research will help fight the spread of breast cancer cells in the body. “All cancer researchers should join forces and better the way we culture in the lab so that we can find out the cancer’s real behavior,” Geng said. Though he says there is much more research to be conducted, King said he believes that the team’s discoveries have the potential to influence how cancer treatments are studied, especially for other cancers that spread through the bloodstream. “In theory, this same signaling behavior and threedimensional growth could also be true in prostate, colon and skin cancer. … That’s something we’re actively trying to understand,” King said. “This is an area we will continue to study for years to come.” Noah Rankin can be reached at

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school routes,” Johnson said. In addition to reducing the speed limit in certain areas, the city also plans The City of Ithaca and the Ithaca City to use the grand to purchase six new School District received nearly $300,000 street signs, which will electronically disin federal funds in January to improve play how fast drivers are going. roadway safety and increase the number “There will be street signs with flashof children that walk or bike to school. ing lights,” Boice said. “Those seem to The grant, called “Safe Routes to be the most effective at slowing people School,” will allow the city to repair and down. We will also get data to see if they improve road signs, according to a City are actually slowing down.” of Ithaca press release. Tenatively, the plans for construction The grant will also fund programs to will be finalized in 2014 and construcmake students and parents aware of ways tion will begin in 2015, according to to take advantage of these infrastructure Johnson. improvements. The city will hold forums this year to gain community input on the project. “With a great collaborative effort with the City of Boice said that Ithaca, we were able to recieve this grant.” “the bulk” of the grant will fund Margaret Boice infrastructure upgrades. $50,000 of the “[The proposal] has been based on the grant will support educational initiatives, concept that we need to get kids moving according to the application for the proand exercising, and this is the way to do ject. it,” said Margaret Boice, assistant super“Once educational programming is in intendent for business services for the place, hopefully, there will be enough ICSD. interest to continue,” Johnson said. Boice said the federal funds will sponThe grant will also help put into place sor activities that encourage students to a “Bike Boulevard Network” — an iniget active on the way to school. tiative that the city hopes will make bikFor instance, Boice said, the city plans ing easier and safer. to hold programs such as “Walk to The city hopes that the initaitive will School” week, “Bike to School” week and encourage students to bike to school and a “walking school bus,” made up of par- aid the greater Ithaca community, ent volunteers who will accompany stu- according to Johnson. dents to school. The grant will cover 90 percent of the “A large piece of how effective this funding for the initiative. project is how comfortable parents feel. The city will focus on improving the If parents feel more comfortable, it has a safety of roads around the Boynton bearing on what students do,” said Kent Middle School, Beverly J. Martin Johnson, junior transportation engineer Elementary School and Fall Creek for the City of Ithaca. Elementary School, according to the “Traffic calmed routes” — two-mile- application for the project. radius areas around each of the three par“With a great collaborative effort with ticipating school where students can the City of Ithaca, we were able to travel safely — will be developed receive this grant,” Boice said, adding through the installation of traffic humps, that she hopes to continue collaborating speed limit reduction and way-finding with the city in the future. signs, and pavement markings, according to the application for the grant. “What we are striving for is to impact the relatively low number of people who Jonathan Dawson can be reached are speeding along these streets along at Sun Staff Writer


Members of the Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity host an event at Robert Purcell Community Center to meet prospective brothers.

As temperatures drop below zero, many are contemplating their life choices: Where would you rather be right now? “The North Pole. I hear it’s warmer there anyway.” “The Sun offices... Oh wait...”

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Gannett Braces for Record Flu Season FLU

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As students came back to campus for the new semester, some said they realized that being together with other students exacerbated the spread of the flu. Rachel Saltzman ’15 said that being cooped up in a sorority house with other girls during rush caused many of her housemates to become ill. “We were all stuck in the house for a week; it was way too much time indoors,” Saltzman said. “That’s what caused everyone to become sick in the first place.” Joanie Kim ’15 also said sorority rush was a contributing factor to her catching the flu. “Rush week definitely perpetuated the spreading of flu, hence

“Talking within extremely close proximity to tens and tens of girls after screaming your lungs out doesn’t exactly boost your immune system.” Joanie Kim ’15 how I couldn’t escape it. Shaking hands with and talking within extremely close proximity to tens and tens of girls after screaming your lungs out doesn’t exactly boost your immune system,” she said. In response to widespread concerns about the flu epidemic, Cornell has taken some extra measures, such as sending a University-wide email with information about how to prevent the spread of disease. The University-wide email also notified students that flu kits — which contain supplies like cough drops and fever-reducing medicines to aid recovery — are available for purchase at multiple locations on campus. Gannett is not the only local health service provider to face a shortage of flu vaccines this year. The Tompkins County Health Department has also run out of vaccines, according to Theresa Lyczko, public information officer and director of the health promotion program at Tompkins County Health Department. “We estimate that probably about 30 percent of the population in Tompkins County were vaccinated,” Lyczko said. This year, the H3N2 strain of influenza A has resurfaced, according to Gannett’s website. “When a long period of time goes by and people are not exposed to a certain strain of flu, our immunity to that strain wanes,” Stone said. “This could be the reason we are seeing more flu activity than usual.” As the flu season continues, Dittman stressed that students should not hesitate to use Gannett as a resource to address questions or concerns they have about their health. “A nurse can talk with you about your symptoms, and offer guidance about whether you need medical attention or how best to take care of yourself at home,” Dittman said. Jinjoo Lee can be reached at

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Friends Say Prof.Hass C.U. Store Continues Remodeling Was ‘Always Upbeat’ STORE

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finance, remembered Hass as a man who was always happy and encouraging of new professors at the University. “I’m a new professor here, and when I arrived, [Hass] would tell me all about local events in the area,” Kim said. Dyckman and Bierman also recalled memories of spending time with Hass outside of work. “Our families took trips together, and no matter what difficulties arose in those trips, he always had a positive outlook,” Dyckman said. “He never got downhearted and always looked for a solution. … He was always upbeat.” Bierman also described Hass as someone who was perpetually late, but always reliable. “One of the humorous things about Jerry is that he was someone who only got there at the very last minute,” Bierman said. “He was an hour late for his birthday party. He always got there, but he was always a last-minute guy.” Hass’ colleagues said that they will miss Hass and his upbeat presence. “It’s hard for me to enter the building where we both worked and not see him there. He was just a wonderful person and a delight to have around,” Bierman said. Kim echoed Bierman’s sentiments, saying, “I feel like I still hear his voice right across the office.”

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strategic project manager for the Cornell Store. For some customers, however, it was an adjustment to find where some items had been relocated, according to Erica Cartusciello ’15. “The biggest thing was getting used to new locations of some items. The look of the store is good, but a lot still looks the same,” Cartusciello said. The redesign also consisted of behind-thescenes work, like the installation of a new water system for a refillable water station and the rearrangement of the store’s overall layout, according to Wynn. She said that the remodeling plans called for an “elegant, timeless and modern look.” The Cornell Store has temporarily suspended construction to accommodate textbook sales, but will begin the final phase of its renovation in early Feb., Whiteleather said. In order for the store to better reflect Cornell’s history, the second floor will feature a built-in column shaped like a tower that will display the works and pictures of past and present Cornellian authors, according to Wynn. The author tower will be positioned beneath a new skylight, where it will also be visible from the first floor. For student writers hoping to one day see

their face on the author tower, the store will also feature an Espresso Book Machine. With an EBM, customers can upload their work to the machine and print out a bound book. Additionally, the machine can print preexisting titles that may be out of print or difficult to find. Wynn said that since the closest EBM is in New York City, the machine will be very popular with students and is a “perfect fit” for the new Cornell Store. “I think [the EBM] is where we’ll have the most success [with students] on campus,” Wynn said. Whiteleather added that they were pleased that a lot of the work was done over winter break so textbook sales were able to run smoothly and without interruptions. When construction resumes in February, however, the downstairs cashier area will be inaccessible for about six weeks. Although the construction posed some inconveniences for the store, Wynn said that the improvement was ultimately worth it. “We’re most excited that for graduations, reunions and the sesquicentennial, the store will be a great meeting place for the Cornell community,” Wynn said. Dara Levy can be reached at

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Slain Player’s Kin: N.Y. Police Account Misleading

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The first police account of an officer’s fatal shooting of a college football player was purposely misleading and served as a faulty “script” for the investigation, a lawyer for the student’s parents said Thursday. The lawyer, Michael Sussman, alleged that the district attorney’s office was in on the deception. And he said the episode demonstrated the need for a special state prosecutor’s office to investigate every time police use deadly force. “No one in the public should have any confidence” that district attorneys can fairly investigate the police departments they work with, Sussman said at a news conference. He said his claims were based on “shocking details” in depositions he has taken during a federal lawsuit filed by the parents of Danroy Henry Jr., the victim in the 2010 shooting. Henry, 20, of Easton, Mass., was shot through the windshield of his car as he drove away from a disturbance outside a bar in Thornwood, N.Y. Earlier in the day, he had played for Pace University’s football team on Homecoming Day. The Pleasantville police officer who shot him, Aaron Hess, said Henry was driving toward him and wouldn’t stop. He fired from the hood of Henry’s car. Another officer, Ronald Beckley of the Mount Pleasant police force, also fired. But Beckley said in his deposition that he was firing at the person on the hood, not knowing it was Hess and believing it was “the aggressor.” Both officers testified before a grand jury and were cleared of wrongdoing. Hess is among those being sued by the Henrys. Sussman alleged Thursday that Beckley’s depiction of Hess as the aggressor was known within hours to Mount Pleasant police Chief Louis Alagno, the chief investigator, and to the district attorney’s office.


Green Groups Oppose Easing N.Y. Dairy Pollution Regulations ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental groups are pushing back against the Cuomo administration’s plan to support a growing yogurt industry by easing regulations on largescale dairy operations. The Greek yogurt industry is growing so fast in New York that the state doesn’t have enough cows to meet the demand for milk. At a “yogurt summit” in Albany last August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Greek yogurt one of the best entrepreneurial opportunities in a generation. Farms with up to 200 cows are exempt from regulations requiring extra steps to prevent pollution from cow waste. Cuomo has proposed raising the limit to 300 cows to help farms expand without incurring high regulatory costs. “What they’re doing is contrary to state law,” said Kelly Foster, a senior attorney with Waterkeeper Alliance. She said the proposed rule change will cause the Department of Environmental Conservation to violate its duty under the Clean Water Act to protect waterways from pollution runoff from large dairy operations. At Cuomo’s summit in August, Ontario County dairy farmer Kerry Adams said the regulations would cost her farm $2,400 per cow if she expanded past the threshold for what is defined as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation. Adams said she’d have to spend $200,000 to build a new barn because the current one is too

close to a stream to comply with the regulations, and she’d have to invest another $200,000 in better manure processing. The Department of Environmental Conservation held public hearings on the proposed change in the dairy regulations and accepted formal public comments through Jan. 22. In their 80-page comment document, the Sierra Club and other groups said the proposal would likely add 25,000 cows to New York’s dairy herd, resulting in more than 3 million additional pounds of urine and feces produced each day. “Without doubt, some of this urine and feces will pollute surface and groundwater and air.” The groups, which also include Riverkeeper, Earthjustice, Environmental Advocates and Citizens Campaign for the Environment, contend the proposed deregulation is a violation of the federal Clean Water Act and would undermine DEC’s ability to meet runoff limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency to protect Chesapeake Bay. Members of the New York Farm Bureau and dairy operators testified at public hearings on the proposed regulation change on Jan. 4. Dairy farmer Tom Borden, president of the Washington County Farm Bureau, said the proposal would help small farmers stay in business by making a small expansion possible without prohibitive costs.

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Sandy Blow to N.J.: Costly Work or Costlier Premiums

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy landed one final stunning blow to New Jersey on Thursday as the state adopted rebuilding guidelines that come with sticker shock. They will force homeowners in flood zones to spend tens of thousands of dollars to raise their houses now or pay exorbitant premiums of up to $31,000 a year for flood insurance later. Gov. Chris Christie said he adopted flood maps issued late last year by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as New Jersey’s standard for rebuilding from the worst storm in its history. The superstorm destroyed more than 30,000 homes, caused $37 billion in damage and is still keeping 41,000 people out of their damaged homes. He also said there are “very few places” where New Jerseyans won’t be able to rebuild if the higher buildings standards are used. Christie, a Republican running for re-election this November and a strong early contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, stressed that the guidelines don’t force anyone to raise their homes. But he laid out a stark choice: do the elevations called for under the FEMA maps or pay through the nose for flood insurance each year. “If you choose not to, you’ll have substantially higher flood insurance costs, which could be ... seven or eight times what you pay now,” he said at a news conference in Seaside Heights, where the storm wrecked the boardwalk and pitched a roller coaster into the ocean in one of Sandy’s defining images. “There’s going to have to be some hard decisions made,” Christie said. “But for the shore as a whole, I think that’s the right decision to make.” The new rules took effect immediately. Three months after Sandy hit, many homeowners are still dazed, trying to navigate a maddening maze of insurance companies, government regulations and their own dwindling finances. Most say they have been unable to make crucial decisions on whether and how to rebuild until clear rules were set telling them how high they had to go.

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Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Wants Death Penalty Out FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new judge in the Fort Hood shooting rampage case faces a controversial decision next week: whether to spare Maj. Nidal Hasan a possible death sentence and let him plead guilty in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation. Defense attorneys said Hasan wants to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder, but Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a guilty plea in a death penalty case. If the death sentence is removed, Hasan’s punishment would be life without parole — which he already faces if convicted of the 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 attack on the Texas Army post. The date for his long-delayed trial has not been set, but pretrial hearings are scheduled Wednesday through Friday so the new military judge, Col. Tara Osborn, can reconsider several defense requests previously rejected by the former judge. That judge was removed after the military’s highest court said he appeared to show bias, a ruling that ended appeals that had delayed the case more than three months. Defense attorneys argue that Hasan should be spared a possible death sentence because his rights have been violated — including by the former judge who ordered that Hasan’s beard be forcibly shaved. Hasan first showed up in court in June with a beard, later saying it was required

by his Muslim faith, but facial hair violates Army rules. Defense attorneys also claim Fort Hood’s commanding general was not impartial when he decided in July 2011 that Hasan would face the death penalty, and had been influenced by highranking government officials. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has not yet entered a plea. Osborn has full authority to decide on the death penalty issue because she is ruling on legal matters raised by the defense, said Jeff Addicott, director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. “I think the case will go forward as a death penalty case, because it’s dragged on for years, and if ever there was a case fitting of the death penalty, this is it,” said Addicott, who is not involved in the Hasan case, adding that he believed Hasan is “a radical extremist ... and he has no remorse.” He said defense attorneys are simply trying to quickly end the case by having their client plead guilty and avoid a death sentence. Witnesses have said that a gunman wearing an Army combat uniform opened fire after shouting “Allahu Akbar!” — or “God is great!” in Arabic — inside a crowded medical building on Nov. 5, 2009, where deploying and returning soldiers received vaccines and other tests. Hasan was also about to deploy to Afghanistan.


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D R . W H O, M E ? This week, the flu virus and other unsavory afflictions took Cornellians out one by one like dominos. We dispatched a freelance Berry Patch reporter (our staff reporter was out sick with the flu) to compile a list of tips for returning to full health. These are totally medically valid and not at all made up. Make sure to talk about having the flu. If nobody is aware that you are ill, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Documentation is vital, especially since Gannett won’t provide any. Ensure that everyone you are friends with on Facebook, all of your followers on Twitter and everyone in your general vicinity in the library is aware that you have the worst flu ever. Remember: Everything at Cornell is a competition, even illness. Send your professors outlandish emails. Little white lies are good for the soul, and entertaining yourself will help combat the invalid blues. Rather than using the played-out flu excuse to get out of class, try thinking outside of the box. “Today’s lecture on multivariable regression goes against my religious beliefs.” “I just realized my long-time online girlfriend was all part of an elaborate hoax.” Original and believeable. Drink organic green stuff. The greener, grosser and more from Manndible it is, the better. It comes in an unnecessarily odd-shaped bottle? Bonus. Its priceto-size ratio is astronomical? Score. If you buy it from a bearded cashier wearing plaid, you’ve hit the trifecta. Kick your roommate out. Post a “Quarantine” sign on the door and tell him it’s for his own good. Really, it’s to preserve your sanity. You won’t have to hear him blasting Nickelback (being Canadian is not an excuse) or talking strategy with his World of Warcraft teammates (people still play that?). Exercise. Or don’t. Whatever. We at The Sun can hardly judge either way. Our editors have collectively attended a total of about two yoga classes this month — one of which involved not so much doing a downward-facing dog as it did lying on the floor, face down, playing with a dog. That counts, right?

To the Editor: Re: “Editorial: Changing Frat Culture, Beyond the Punishment,” Opinion, Jan. 22 Hazing, which has existed at our alma mater for well over a century, is on the decline. Its practice has varied ; its prevalence has shifted between affinities. Remnants linger. Our goal is to end what remains of hazing, and keep it off the Hill. Fraternities have definitely hazed; sororities have hazed; athletic teams have hazed. I even chatted with Sun “compets” two years ago while eating lunch at Rulloff ’s. They were on a scavenger hunt; yes, that could be hazing under some interpretations of New York State law and University rules and regulations. I do not reference hazing across the Hill to rationalize its existence in fraternities; its presence across Cornell life simply reminds us that the elimination of hazing is a campus constant. Just as with other cures for health hazards — hazards like tobacco and alcohol abuse — anti-hazing is a continuous effort by University students, alumni and administrators alike. Kill hazing off; it will come back. I was hazed at Cornell, first in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Candidate Program. Awkwardly, my father was the commanding officer when that occurred in the fall of 1983. The hazing continued in the fleet; by the mid-1990s, Pentagon-directed reforms were removing those vestiges of the Second World War and before. Professional hazing is not limited to the military; many now consider the former treatment of medical residents as a particularly dangerous form of hazing, for resident and patient alike. The Cornell “march of the Classes” had its own forms of what would now probably be hazing candidates. The Freshman Writing Seminar in which the learned professor of history gave me 9 “D’s” on 9 of my 10 papers, and then an “A” in the class, was hazing. That system left a lot of carnage in its wake. We’ve grown beyond that way of thinking at Cornell. My current position as Director of Whistleblowing & Transparency for the U.S. Department of Defense requires me to assess, in part, when our own federal government may be conducting what would be hazing of employees to force conformity and thereby prevent disclosure of wrongdoing to Congress and American people. In corporations, we look at ‘mobbing’ of employees in a new light. It is a particularly savage form of hazing. Hazing is endemic to American forms of authority; it is also wrong and it is not the Cornell way. In my own fraternity, hazing was on the decline in the 1980s. Gen X, for the most part, had little tolerance for the practice. Hazing was costing Cornell fraternities members by the late 1980s. The market was driving the practice out. A series of really tragic events at Ithaca College seared us all. The Cornell University Alumni Interfraternity Council is engaged with the University to end hazing. As a member of the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Council, I have watched President David Skorton’s leadership take hold and move University administrators, students and volunteers into action. There are three actions I am promoting to end this cycle of abuse. First, Cornell fraternities — some of the Hill’s oldest institutions, its first affinities in Cornell time — need to end hazing themselves. This will not end the “outlier progression,” namely freelancing activities by members at the margins of fraternity life. But it can shut down fuel from our institutional core, the houses. To do this, Associate Dean Apgar’s path-breaking anticipatory review of new member programs over the winter break was joined by the house corporations, alumni associations and their nationals. Second, I have asked the University for a definitive, proactive statement to the Cornell men that the particular and specific combination of hazing with alcohol will result in a mandatory suspension of the adjudged individuals for a designated time period. That line in the sand must be clear. Finally, I now direct a request to the Cornell men joining fraternities this month, my newest brothers: Guys, vote with your feet. If you are being hazed, walk away. Thinking over my academic and professional experience of the past thirty years, I can say that only one institution — the Ithaca High Football team — did not haze me. That was due, in part, to the inspiring leadership of Coach “Papa” Joe Moresco who died last November. But after leaving Ithaca High, I found myself distancing — but not walking away from — hazing when I have witnessed the practice. If we want to preserve brotherhood, we must send the message that it is wrong. These three measures will move us toward what our alma mater should be: an exemplar of the Cornell era to the world, a standard for what is modern and right in its application, as freedom and responsibility are cultured as common values. Dan Meyer ’87, president, Cornell University Alumni Interfraternity Council

CLARIFICATION A photo caption on the front page Thursday, accompanying a photo of former Cornell Vice President Steven Muller Ph.D ’58, identified him as being in the center of the photo. Muller is in fact second from the right.


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Veterinary Outreach: Helping Animals, Teaching People

have wanted to work to help animals in developing countries ever since I visited India when I was a child and saw emaciated dogs and cats roaming the streets. However, I never really thought about what helping them would mean until I got to vet school. My childhood ideal of all of the animals ending up plump and laying around in homes was not at all realistic. There are too many animals and too few resources, and it’s hard for many people to justify spending so much time and money on animals when there are humans who are just as much in need. Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to travel around the world and see different techniques for dealing with animal overpopulation problems. In Argentina, I spoke with a veterinarian who told me about a spay and neuter clinic in which a group of local veterinarians and volunteers traveled to a different village every other week to alter the dogs and cats roaming the streets. I happened to be in Argentina during the FIFA World Cup and they weren’t running the clinics then (the Argentinians take their soccer very seriously…), so I didn’t get to go on one. But my impression was that the primary goal of the clinic was high-volume spay and neuter only. In Laos, I saw next to no help, international or locally-based, for the street animals, but I did learn that most of the animals I had always thought were feral or stray actually did have owners. The owners let them roam the streets, but they could access the house if they wished to. This is not negligence on the owners’ part; it’s just the way the culture is. Most recently, over winter break, I went on a trip to Nicaragua with World Vets, a non-profit organization that provides veterinary aid internationally. We spayed and neutered around 25 cats and dogs a day in the city of Granada, and also provided other veterinary services in a local rural village. It was a fantastic experience. I learned a lot and met some amazing people. Most importantly, this trip solidified my belief in the


importance of educating locals about animal care when performing any type of animal outreach. The logic behind spaying and neutering is simple — you can deal with pet overpopulation by altering the animals so that they can’t reproduce. These programs are known as trap, spay and neuter and release programs (TNR programs for short), which are pretty self-explanatory and certainly seem like a good alternative to thinning out the population by euthanizing animals. The problem with TNR ,though, is that it often doesn’t take into account the continued welfare of the animals. Even if the animals get vaccinated, dewormed and treated for fleas and ticks when they get their surgeries, once the organization running the program leaves, there is no one around to maintain the health of the animals. No one, that is, except for people who live in the community. In many places, it’s the people’s lack of awareness about animal management just as much as the lack of money and supplies that results in the animals’ unhealthiness. Providing education could be just as simple as telling the locals what you’re doing to the animals and why. For example, instead of just applying flea/tick preventative and not explaining what it was, tell them, “I’m putting this medication on your animal to keep the fleas and ticks away, but you’ll need to put more on him every month even when I’m not here.” Ideally, you would leave the locals with a supply of what they would need or provide them with a way to obtain it. People all over the world love their pets and from what I’ve seen, will go out of their way to do what they think is best for them.

You can also take providing education to locals a step further than this, which is what I thought World Vets did exceptionally well in Nicaragua. They built a small clinic and hired local veterinarians to work with them. The local veterinarians know the people and the animals in the town much more intimately than any foreigner could hope to, and when there isn’t a trip happening like the one I was on, they provide follow-up care and use the clinic to help train more local veterinarians. This

Nikhita Parandekar Hoof in Mouth system has been working so well that I would come across street dogs that had already been neutered, and many of the animals seemed to be in better condition than stray animals I had seen elsewhere. Providing outreach is so much more than just giving money to a community or going on a whirlwind trip and “fixing” things. It’s about making sure that the changes you make can last well into the future, and the only way to do this effectively is to educate the locals on how to maintain what you’ve helped them start. Nikhita Parandekar graduated from Cornell in 2011 and is a second-year veterinary student in the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She may be reached at Hoof in Mouth appears alternate Fridays this semester.

It Takes a Community: Perspectives on LGBTQ Suicide

n the evening of Sept. 22, 2010, an 18-year-old Tyler Clementi traveled from his Rutgers dorm room to the George Washington Bridge and leapt to his death. A few days earlier, he had discovered that his roommate had filmed and distributed Clementi’s intimate encounter with another man — an act of bullying with dire consequences. Clementi’s suicide received national media coverage and many were left wondering how this prank could compel a college freshman with so much promise to kill himself? Many people of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communi-

and colleagues consider suicide to be “selfish” or “ungrateful,” an “easy way out” that unjustly devastates family and friends. However, from my perspective as a future psychiatrist, a gay man and a person who has had two gay friends attempt suicide (fortunately unsuccessfully), suicide is much more complicated than just taking the easy way out. It indicates the presence of deep psychological trauma and turmoil – especially for those who are LGBTQ. Prominent New York psychotherapist Susan Gair characterizes the effects of those traumatic experiences. In her article, “It Takes a Community,” she argues that most

Kevin Johnson What’s Up, Doc? ty can empathize with the multiple forms of bullying Clementi endured. Many have also, unfortunately, taken their own lives. During the same month, at least four other teenagers also committed suicide, apparently after being taunted about their sexual orientation. One cannot deny what seems to be an alarming trend — perhaps an epidemic. The latest research on suicide shows that gay men are four to five times more likely to commit suicide compared to straight men. However, very little is known about the connection and more research needs to be conducted. Many who have never felt suicidal or have never been clinically depressed may not understand the reasons why anyone would commit suicide. Some of my friends

who grow up LGBTQ are compelled to suppress their differences with others, especially family members, because “it doesn’t fit into their families’ or societies’ teachings.” Hence, many are compelled to hide, “even in situations without a realistic risk of harm.” Those of us who grew up in gay-affirming communities or households may not understand the need to hide or recognize the traumatizing effects of growing up in an unfriendly environment. Multiple religions teach children that being anything but being heterosexual is bad. The urge to hide is especially apparent in school settings, where adolescents who may already know that they are LGBTQ are trapped in a nonsupportive atmosphere. Bullying is ram-

pant, and many LGBTQ victims feel like they have nowhere to turn. This leads to broken lives and suicidal teens. However, hiding and enduring for a long time can also damage the psyche in ways that manifest later in life, even after one stops hiding and comes out of the closet. Many people of the LGBTQ experience, like Clementi and myself, grew up in perceptively unfriendly environments and didn’t feel compelled to fully come out until college or beyond. Many flock to more gay-friendly places, like New York, San Francisco or Atlanta, seeking the comforts of anonymity without the pressure of staying closeted and blending into a heteronormative environment. However, past trauma has a way of sticking with someone — even after one moves to a more accepting environment. Damage from childhood and adolescence remains and can manifest in other ways. Many survivors of past trauma move on to experience personal discomfort, selfdestructive behavior, relationship issues and trust issues. As Gair describes, being marginalized from society compels us to act in defensive ways that may “restrain us from reaching out to affirming communities.” This necessitates the need for long-term counseling, therapy, or medication. There’s no way to know what exactly was going through Clementi’s mind on the night of Sept. 22. However, it’s quite possible that his roommate’s act of aggression, what could have been an innocuous “prank,” forced Clementi to revisit his past (and current) psychological turmoil. It may have aggravated his mental health and brought him to a place where he was convinced that life wasn’t worth living. It could have happened to me or anyone in his position — gay or straight. He unfortunately didn’t seek the help he needed to fully

recover from something much deeper than a roommate’s prank. Next time you hear of someone on the news or someone you know attempting or committing suicide, instead of assuming that person was “selfish” or taking the easy way out, think of the underlying causes that can drive a person to such an extreme way of handling turmoil. The complexities of the human experience can extend beyond most people’s comprehension, judgments or reactions. Also, consider what you can do to make your community more welcoming to LGBTQ individuals. Becoming a vocal LGBTQ ally can make a lifesaving difference to those you least suspect. When I was a gay first-year, finding a straight ally literally changed my life. Consider going to a gay-straight alliance meeting, an ally training or diversity training to learn more about these issues. You may save a life. Being a heterosexual ally doesn’t just involve tolerating gay behavior; in requires being an advocate for LGBTQ issues. Since Tyler Clementi’s suicide, his roommate Dharun Ravi has been convicted of invasion of privacy, and served jail time. Clementi’s mother, Jane, who had a hard time with her son’s coming out, left the Evangelical church that taught her that homosexuality was a sin. While our community works to find ways to make our schools and homes more LGBTQ friendly, Clementi’s legacy still lives on as a reminder that we still has much work to do to make everyone in our community feel nurtured and loved. Kevin Johnson is a fourth-year medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College and a leader of Weill Cornell’s LGBTQ student group, “Q.” He can be contacted at’s Up, Doc? appears alternate Fridays this semester.


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Cut to the Bone BY ELENI KONSTANTOPOULOS Sun Staff Writer

One of the first images that writer and director Jacques Audiard delivers in Rust and Bone is Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) and his 5-year old son Sam (Armand Verdure) on a train, scavenging for food to survive. At the core of these first few glimpses into the father-son duo’s relationship lies the theme of the movie: the struggle for life. Later on, we see the characters in the film fight for happiness, love, sex, survival: The elements that shape and define our existence. It quickly becomes apparent that our male protagonists are fleeing from some vague, unnamed situation involving Ali’s ex-wife to his sister Anna’s house in the resort beach town of Antibes in the south of France. Ali and Sam have a strained father-son relationship as Ali is too caught up in his own life to parent, while Sam defies familial conventions, casually referring to his father by his first name. Ali is a big, straightforward man. He says little but makes each word count. He puts his physical strength to use as a club bouncer and security guard. In his off hours, he unleashes his aggression through boxing at the gym. While bouncing, Ali meets Stéphanie (Marion Cotillard), a whale trainer, who he rescues from a fight then escorts home. During that first meeting, Stéphanie flaunts her long legs and bloody face, exuding a raw, animalistic sexuality — a quality Ali also possesses. The next time we see Stéphanie is during a horrific accident that robs her of those long legs. Without them, she loses her primal magnetism and animalistic sexuality. In fact, she is barely holding on to life at all; she simply exists, swimming in the endless depths of her own despair. The disaster is caused by a whale obeying its own natural inclinations rather than its trainers. The idea that one is inextricably bound to one’s instincts is weaved throughout the movie and connects all the characters. There is an instance in which Ali shakes his son, accidentally bumping his son’s head on a couch, and another in which Stéphanie spontaneously calls up Ali some time after her accident. These actions occur on impulses that even Ali and Stéphanie

intentions driving these protagonists. It would be an easy mistake for the actors to take these characters to the extreme and in the process ruin them. However in Schoenaerts’s capable hands, Ali’s brutish character becomes shows such a tenderness that it makes your heart ache, and Cotillard manages to perfectly walk the line between strength and vulnerability in her portrayal of Stéphanie. The special effects used to amputate the latter’s legs are astounding (trust me, you won’t be able to make out a difference) and, Directed by Jacques Audiard like everything else in this movie, make Cotillard’s movements and interactions Starring Marion seem natural. The way in which they are Cotillard, Matthias utilized show how CGI can be employed for Schoenaerts so much more than flashy explosions and intricate monsters, as is so popular in action movies and thrillers. You might recognize Jacques Audiard, the writer and director of Rust and Bone, from the 2009 prison film A Prophet, which was met with universal acclaim, culminating in a much-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language film. Audiard again puts his multifaceted skill set to good use in this film. None of Antibes’ sunny charm comes through in the film. Instead, Audiard chooses to focus on the grittiness of the city: the dirty corners, the dilapidated houses — what a lower-class citizen of the town might notice. Additionally, his use of juxtaposition and lighting contrast prove that he is a capable creative force. In one instance, he captures Ali and Stéphanie’s shadows as one is walking upright and the other is rolling a wheelchair. The black-and-white light that falls on them paints the image in an even starker manner. Rust and Bone serves you a slice of life. It is a movie another. Their relationship is seriously flawed, as most rela- stripped to its core to reveal what it means to be human. tionships are; if this movie can be called anything, it’s real- What it means to let go of fear and move on from the past. What we are left with is only the most central elements of istic. Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts do an ourselves, our rust and bone. amazing job portraying their characters’ subtle fragility. Emotions here don’t become apparent through words. One must look for a quick glance or listen for the quite-not- Eleni Konstantopoulos is a senior in the College of Arts and there sigh, peeling back the layers of the film to reveal the Sciences. She can be reached at

themselves can’t put to words. Although one might assume the relationship that develops between Ali and Stéphanie to be awkward or loveless, this couldn’t be further than the truth. It appears that each has what the other lacks. Ali’s becomes surprisingly tender and sweet with her, while Stéphanie provides him with a sense of something permanent in his life. Both have been broken down by life, yet somehow they find that thing they have been missing in each other. By no means Rust and Bone are they perfect for one

Taj Mahal

8 p.m. Saturday at the State Theatre Taj Mahal, noted blues, then West African, then Roots, then Soul musician will be “Cakewalkin’” into Town’ when he plays at the State Theatre this Saturday. Like a Dylan or a Beck, Mahal is a chameleon-like figure whose musical style is constantly changing. Sometimes he combines new elements with his existing musical palette; sometimes he sheds his genres midstream. Nevertheless, Mahal is always unpredictable — who knows what musical attire he’ll don this coming show? We can offer a few hints: Mahal’s last three releases have included original Blues in Maestro (which was nominated for a Best Contemporary Blues Grammy in 2009), a compilation with jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and a still bluesy Eric Clapton entitled Play The Blues Live From Lincoln


Jazz Center and 2012’s Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal. Mahal seems to be in the midst of a reflection period, revisiting his blues origins. Mahal’s most commercially successful and highest quality albums came during his blues period. These include his eponymous Taj Mahal (1968) with great tracks, including “Statesboro Blues,” “Leaving Trunk” and “EZ Rider,” and Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home, which is, according to Esquire Magazine, one of “The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own.” In these albums, he discusses his classic themes: Falling for promiscuous women, country folklore and the omnipresence of the blues. Let’s hope he touches on these themes on February 2. That’s how we remember him best. — Henry Staley




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A previous version of this story was published on on October 10, 2012. Looper is a very good sci-fi movie with a very cool premise. Like Inception, sometimes that premise gets in the way of the story, and like Prometheus, sometimes that story takes one turn too many. But for a film centered on time travel, Looper does its best to remain sober, introducing its made-up rules and paradoxes without obsessing over them. Director and screenwriter Rian Johnson even finds a way to fuse all the fake science with the film’s message and direction. At the very least, it makes for a stunning first act that tapers into a solid but lesser final act upon the introduction of a woman and child (Remember I Am Legend?). The year is 2074. Time travel is invented and immediately ruled illegal. Naturally, a seedy criminal syndicate manipulates it to kill undesirables. For some reason (DNA tracking?), disposing of bodies is next to impossible in the future, so the target is draped in a hood, strapped with a slate of silver bars (it’s a strange image to describe) and blasted 30 years into the past. In 2044, a “looper” awaits the poor chap to apparate (spellcheck tells me this is not a real word, which makes me sad) out of thin air, at which instant he blasts a hole through the target’s chest with a “blunderbuss” shotgun. It is about as impersonal a murder as one could carry out within such close proximity: Learn French with Rosetta Stone as you wait, listen for the thwap of space-time being breached and pull the trigger before the hit can make a peep. That is how Joe Simmons (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) conducts his business, at least. When not a heartless killing machine, Joe roams the decrepit streets of Kansas City, pumped with normalizing drugs administered through eye drops. He is numb to the world’s poverty and violence, in a daze not unlike Ed Norton’s character in Fight Club. Seth (a reliably flustered Paul Dano) could be considered his friend, but Joe makes a crucial decision that negates even that. The time comes when Joe must face himself — literally. Part of the deal with being a looper is “closing the loop”: unknowingly shooting your future self when the syndicate cuts your contract. The hitman then has 30 years to live in peace, until the gangsters come after you to take you out ... which they


already did (time travel is confusing, huh?). Joe’s problem, however, is that his future self (Bruce Willis) appears without a hood, staring him right in the face. Young Joe hesitates, allowing Old Joe to escape. Johnson wrings this first encounter for more suspense than seems possible, given how this scene serves as the hook for all the movie’s trailers. An economic sequence cuts between a slowly zooming-in shot of an unnerved Young Joe and the rippling vinyl tarp that awaits his next victim. When Old Joe finally materializes, we see him from Young Joe’s distant point of view, followed by an extreme close-up of his eyes and then Young Joe’s eyes. It is filmic storytelling that would make Hitchcock proud (the scene is revisited later with a single, quiet long shot, parodying the earlier tension). A little troubling, however, is the heavy makeup applied on Gordon-Levitt’s lips, eyes and nose, in order to achieve a greater likeness to Willis. The effect is uncanny, in the disconcerting way; I often thought, “Hey, that’s JGL wearCornell ing makeup.” But back to Hitchcock. The crime Cinema goons — called “Gat Men,” after the comically oversized revolvers they wield — pursue both Joes after Old Joe gets away, and Looper uses the classic Hitchcock “wrong man accused” trope in regards to Young Joe. But what if the “right” man is the “wrong” man? And what if one person is two different people? The movie sits the two Joe’s across from each other in a diner booth, rivaling the famous Pacino/DeNiro scene from Heat. What would you say to your younger self? Old Joe is downright hostile, scolding Young Joe’s drug addiction and reckless indifference. A sensible path forward would pair the two together, yet Old Joe retreats back into the dark in order to avenge a death, while Young Joe moves toward the light in inverse of Old Joe’s reprehensible actions. Due to some temporal overlap best not overanalyzed, Young Joe can scar or tattoo himself to communicate with his old self; the implications of this loophole are maximized to terrifying effect early in the movie, when an older version of a character literally falls apart while his younger self is tortured (it’s a brilliant scene worthy of your nightmares). The communication between the two Joes plays with (“pains” is also valid) your mind and posits life as a constant flux. Unfortunately, a lot of this magic dissipates in the final

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45 minutes, when the subject pivots to Sara (Emily Blunt, surprisingly) and her son, Cid (Pierce Gagnon). The two live by themselves in a rural Kansas farmhouse, which Sara fiercely defends with a rock salt shotgun. She also, naturally, serves as a love interest for Young Joe and allows him to spill open his deep-seated torment. The pace slows down during these scenes, which is fine, and Gagnon’s performance as the troubled child never succumbs to (though it may verge on) camp. But the bond between Young and Old Joe ceases to consider the abundance of existential conflicts the script initially flirted with, and Young Joe’s diminishing screen time robs his final decisions of their allotted impact. Instead, the story focuses on the standard “killing baby Hitler” paradox and throws in telekinesis (lifting things with your mind) as an excuse for lame special effects. Johnson works hard to make time travel appear plausible and seems to joke in the beginning that a genetic mutation has granted 10-percent of humans the ability to suspend quarters in mid-air. The subsequent about face — with the expectation for us to take this paranormal ability seriously — contradicts prior expectations and reverts the final act into a capable but far more ordinary film when compared to the preceding brilliance. A lack of humor could be culpable for these tonal and narrative inconsistencies. Johnson introduces his world’s quirks early and efficiently, but poking fun at their logical gaps could have secured a defense against all but the most myopic sci-fi geeks. Indeed, the film’s funniest joke is also a grim one: When Young Joe tells crime boss Abe (Jeff Daniels) that he’s learning French because he wants to visit France, Abe replies in a monotone, “I’m from the future. You should go to China.” Okay, maybe not wholesome laughs, but Looper could have at least afforded a lace of sarcasm, right? The Gordon-Levitt voiceover is set, the Kansas City streets are caked in crime and cynicism is practically a pre-existing condition. It all sounds like a film noir, which Johnson and Gordon-Levitt exercised in their 2006 hit Brick. Perhaps our era’s rampant flippancy will erode into abject despair by 2044. I’ll arrange for a time warp with the loopers when that day comes. Looper plays at Cornell Cinema this weekend. Zachary Zahos is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at

The Worst of the Worst

he world has created some pretty great things since the semester started. But most of the things I’ll talk about are sweet only because they are oh-so-bad. First is the new single, “Suit and Tie,” by Justin Timberlake. My childhood is in pain, Justin. You were one of the hottest and coolest celebrities of my young life, and lets be honest, you’re still beautiful, but you’re making music that sounds like it could have come out the last time you were a big deal, save some added electronics. All I want to do is dance to your sweet voice like I did when “Rock Your Body,” “What Goes Around” and “Love Stoned” came out. I’m not sure what this is, or why Jay-Z was there when you did it, but I do not like it. I do not like it at all. However, this was not the biggest betrayal this week by a cherished musician.

We were also let down by the voice of our generation and mother of our favorite Blue child — Beyonce. Her performance at the presidential inauguration was beautiful. It also wasn’t live. She lip synced. This is almost as upsetting as the Britney Spears lip syncing scandals of the aughts. News about this blew up all over the Internet this

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week, and my first reaction was, Who cares? The woman just gave birth to an infant. Another human life. And then I realized it would be much more fun to care, so I am very angry. Beyonce, you have a beautiful voice, evidenced by the track you pre-recorded, so what happened? The

community is not pleased. However, you are not the worst. You have the Super Bowl to try to prove yourself. If we all still care by then, and we will, we will be watching carefully. What people do seem to care about is Jodie Foster. Her speech at the Golden Globes was heartfelt and passionate, and also really confusing. For anyone who didn’t see it, she poured her heart out on stage about being a child actor and the lack of privacy she had to deal with her whole life. Poor Jodie. Hollywood has hurt you, hasn’t it? Jodie’s pain looked almost as saddening as Mel Gibson’s face looked priceless while she was speaking. Jodie, your sadness I can take. Lack of privacy is not fun. What I cannot take is Anne Hathaway’s sadness. I felt for you when your hair was cut off in Les Mis. I supported your choice to be more than a princess and try out a musical. Now stop. Her speech at the Globes sounded so quivery and breathy that I felt like I was back in the theater for Les Mis. Go back to your boat full of strumpets, Anne Hathaway. Something that was sad for a complete-

ly different reason was the poem James Franco wrote for the presidential inauguration. I liked you James Franco. I really did like you. But what in the world are you saying? You got paid to write a poem for this event because you are a supposed high-brow intellectual . . . I guess ... and you filmed it in a dark room. I will try to tell myself that it was a strong artistic choice. Between your lively performance at the Oscar’s and this, I am hardly excited anymore for your attempt to play a rapper in Spring Breakers. And you wore corn rows. I haven’t given up hope for you, but you are on some thin ice. More appropriately, an ice bong. That was a stupid joke. Anyway, looking back, it has been a pretty strange week in media. Filled with some mild disappointments. But the worst of the worst has to be lack of privacy. I wish the best for you Jodie . . . I guess.

Arielle Cruz is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at Just the Worst appears alternate Fridays this semester.


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Notre Dame Football Cornell Prepares to Take Down Trinity Filled With Scandal SQUASH

Courts. Neither the men nor the women’s team can afford any mistakes if they want to defeat the higher- ranked Bantams this weekend. -cused for our matches on Sunday where we Trinity’s men’s team is ranked No. 2 in the knew we were the better team in both situa- nation, while the women’s team is ranked No. 4. Last year, the Red suffered tough losses to tions and we were able to turn it around.” The following weekend, the Red hit the road Trinity, with the women falling, 1-8, and the men, 2-7. Remsen to play in the Round Robin at Yale, where “We have a really good chance to win if said she hopes Sunday’s matches it took on everyone plays well and delivers.” will end differently. Middlebury, Bates “They’re a closely and George Margaret Remsen ranked team that’s Washington. The just ahead of us, so men beat Middlebury, 6-3, and Bates, 7-2, before finally this is a huge match for us and we’re really defeating George Washington, 8-1. The women excited,” she said. “We only lost to Yale, 6-3, defeated all three teams, 9-0, upping the team’s and they were ranked No. 2 and Trinity is even record to 9-1. The women’s team has only given closer. We have a really good chance to win if everyone plays well and delivers on the same up 10 individual matches total this season. “It felt really good and I think it was really day.” The Red takes on Trinity this Sunday at good for the team to have such a successful weekend,” Remsen said of the team’s victories. 11a.m. Both the men and women’s teams seek “All 14 players were able to get a match in, and to continue Cornell’s winning streaks with victo beat all three teams so decisively was a great tories against the Bantams. for our morale, especially going into this coming weekend against Trinity.” On Sunday, the Red will face Trinity College Katie Schubauer can be reached at at Cornell’s Belkin International Squash Continued from page 20


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the growing popularity and fascination with this story. A story this strange has not dominated the media in my memory, and what is absolutely clear to me is that nothing is clear. I am not afraid to say that I don’t know a lot more than that. While I have read as many relevant articles as I could possibly get my hands on since Deadspin’s first article a couple weeks ago, I don’t know the facts. Everything seems to conflict from one story to the next, and not just minor details. Huge fundamental facts of the story seem incomplete. However, what makes the situation unique is the pageantry surrounding this story. Rather than a recruiting scandal or a rules violation, which many college football programs have faced in the past few years, Manti Te’o had been built up as a legend of the Notre Dame football program throughout the season; a title which was epitomized by his runner-up finish for the Heisman Trophy. And with this importance and attention from the national college football fans, Te’o’s story about his girlfriend who tragically died during the season from leukemia reinforced his popularity in a way that seemed fitting for the making of a Notre Dame legend overcoming adversity and playing in honor of his grandmother (who actually died) and his beloved girlfriend. While Te’o maintains that he is the victim of a hoax, the way in which Notre Dame athletic director, Jack Swarbrick immediately rushed to the defense of his star player was disturbing. During a press conference discussing the investigation that Notre Dame had launched to uncover the truth of this story, Swarbrick became emotional and was brought to tears when he discussed what a trusting person Te’o is, and his regret that his player would never be able to have the same trust in people. This incident comes amid scandals surrounding the Notre Dame program during the past few seasons. They have included the death of a student who was filming the Notre Dame football practice during extremely high winds when the video tower he was on collapsed, as well as the death of Elizabeth Seeberg.

Given these other tragic events that have marked the Notre Dame campus ... It was jarring to see the Athletic Director moved to tears when talking about Teo’s imaginary girlfriend. Lizzy Seeberg was a student at St. Mary’s College (which is a neighboring college of Notre Dame) who committed suicide after reporting that she had been sexually assaulted by a Notre Dame football player and was subsequently threatened and bullied by other players for reporting the case. Given these other tragic events that have marked the Notre Dame campus, and the football program specifically, it was jarring to see the athletic director moved to tears when talking about Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend. Where the other two tragedies are, in my opinion, the direct responsibility and fault of the football program through negligence and ignorance, this was the incident that was found to be so emotional for Swarbrick. Having fostered and enabled the communal mourning of a person that never existed only to then become so upset when considering the effect it would have on Te’o moving forward, seems to be insulting. The reaction of Swarbrick epitomizes the importance of defending the integrity and brand of Notre Dame football. A program that has won 11 national championships throughout its illustrious history definitely has a record to uphold, but it appears to be coming at a cost. After what I can only categorize as an embarrassing national championship game against Alabama, Notre Dame’s image is taking a huge hit, and it’s one that the university is fighting to defend in a way that only contributes to the criticism. It doesn’t matter very much to me who ultimately is responsible for the Te’o girlfriend hoax. As a cynic, I believe that Te’o will only speak in interviews with a well-crafted script to accurately account for any inconsistencies in his story, and that we will not learn much of the truth. The focus of the story is the importance of maintaining Notre Dame’s image. It’s possible, if not likely, that this is the first time you are hearing about Lizzy Seeberg’s death, which was a tragic story that did not gain nearly the amount of publicity as that of Manti Te’o’s girlfriend hoax. As far as this attempt to uphold the glory of Notre Dame, I’m not sure that there are a lot of people who are going to be convinced by an athletic director’s press conference about the hoax surrounding a fake dead girlfriend. It certainly doesn’t sound like the trademark of a respected program to me. Annie Newcomb is the Sun Design Editor and a Sports columnist. She can be contacted at Sucks to Suck appears alternate Fridays this semester.

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on improving its defensive play. “We were happy with last weekend’s wins, but our power play could have been better, so we worked on that this week,” he said. “Some of our defensive coverages weren't too strong, so we tried to shore those up as well.” “We’ve worked on the power play because we want to make sure to capitalize on our opportunities,” Saulnier said. “And we want to make sure that our penalty kill is spot on, because that can be just as important as scoring.” All of the Red’s losses this season have come on the road, so the team is hoping to improve its road play in the future. According to Derraugh, bringing lynah-like enthusiasm and energy to road games is a key for road success. “One of the things that we’ve tried to focus on is remembering

that we’ve got to play the same what we’ve been doing and focus way, and we said that we need to on the goals that we set out at the bring the same energy and pas- beginning of the season.” According to Derraugh, the sion that we had at home against Clarkson,” he said. “Sometimes Red has improved its play in on the road, you’re in a hotel, and recent games and hopes to mainyou’re with the team, going to eat tain its success in its upcoming in restaurants and sometimes you game. “We’ve been playing stronger lose perspective of why you’re there. We’ve got to “We’ve been playing stronger and remember that we’re getting better with each game.” there to play a Doug Derraugh ‘91 hockey game and need to be ready to go and getting better with each from the start.” The Red is now entering the game in the second half, and we final stretch of the season, and built up that momentum against the upcoming games will deter- St. Lawrence and Clarkson, so mine how far the team advances. now we need to continue that According to Saulnier, the Red’s momentum and continue to cohesiveness and focus on win- play the same way,” Derraugh ning are important for its success. said. We’re a close-knit team and very unselfish,” she said. “We love to play for each other, and as Ben Horowitz can be reached at a team, we need to keep doing

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After Hiatus, Red Returns Home to Oxley By EMILY BERMAN Sun Staff Writer

After a long hiatus, the men’s and women’s polo teams will both return to Oxley Equestrian center this weekend to take on Southern Methodist University on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The women enter the match with a flawless 10-0 record, while the men ride into the competition with a mark of 6-2. Both teams rested over break and returned to practice only this week. According to head coach David Eldredge ’81, the long time away from polo was intended to help the athletes recover. “I cut them loose over the winter break and let them just go and rest up and heal up anything, maybe bumps and bruises, then I bring them back,” he said. “Right now, [it’s] just knocking off the rust a bit in the couple practices we have. It’s just a matter of getting their timing back a bit. There’s going to be a little bit of rust during this game.” The men last played a game together in late November when the Red topped the Baltimore Polo Club, 17-15, at home. The win against the Baltimore squad came on the heels of a close 24-23 loss to Colorado State in the semifinals of the Bill Field Invitational. Junior captain Nik Feldman said he wants to carry the team’s strong performances from the end of the fall season into the spring semester. “Honestly, I like how we were playing. We just need to continue that,” he said. “We had that tough loss to Colorado State by only a goal. That was a spectacular team we lost to.”


Red ready to return | After a tough fall season filled with a handful of wins for Cornell, both the men’s and women’s polo teams will return to action this Friday and Saturday against Southern Methodist University to open the spring.

Last year, both Red squads also played SMU to open the spring semester. Despite a strong first half, the men’s team ultimately fell to SMU, 17-15. Winning the opening match is important to the team, Feldman said. “It would be good to start on a high note and confidence going into the latter half of the season is very important,” he said. “It’s definitely a game we want to win. I think we want to start the season back again on the right foot.” On the women’s side, the Red trampled the Mustangs, 23-8, in last season’s January game, led by junior captain Kailey Eldredge’s 15-goal performance. Although

that match-up proved competitive in the first half, with the Red leading only 9-5, Cornell added nine goals in the third chukker alone to break the game wide open. Coach David Eldredge said that although SMU is a strong team, the Mustangs might not be at the same level as the highly-skilled Cornell women’s team. “We expect a challenge, but we don’t expect them to be at the level of UVA,. They’re sort of the next tier down from UVA and us,” he said. “If we trip over our own toes, they’re going to be there to make things happen, [but] I don’t expect

that to happen with the girls we have playing now.” Following this weekend’s games, both teams take on the Cavaliers next weekend in a tough matchup for both teams. Feldman cautioned, however, against looking past SMU to the game against top-ranked UVA. “[The match against SMU] is not a warm-up game at all,” he said. “It’s a very meaningful game. If they beat us they get ahead of us in the ranking and we don’t want that … They’re going to be good.” Emily Berman can be reached at

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about waking up and having that attitude.” Sophomore forward John McCarron, who has scored four goals in the past six games, said he was impressed by the team. “It’s an eye opener — it’s obviously true,” McCarron said. “Like [Schafer] said, you can’t come to the game, be loosey-goosey . . . and then all of a sudden the puck drops and boom you’re ready to go. It’s a process you have to follow and some guys have been doing that consistently and some have been inconsistent so we’re just trying to find that consistently and bring it every night. You see us go out one night — we beat Michigan 5-1 — [then] the next night we’re a different team. We want to change that. It all starts with preparation.” Despite some of the team’s struggles with consistent performances, the sophomore remains optimistic. “Hockey’s a game of bounces,” McCarron said. “If [the puck is] going to go in for us, then I’d rather it be later than sooner. So in the playoffs when we need those bounces, I hope that’s when we get them.” Chris Mills can be reached at

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The women’s hockey team had an encouraging home win against No. 6 Clarkson last weekend that lifted the Red (14-4, 10-2 ECAC) to a tie for second place in the ECAC. Now the Red heads to Yale (3-

15-1, 2-9-1 ECAC) and Brown (4-12-1, 3-9 ECAC) for two consecutive road contests. According to sophomore forward Jillian Saulnier, winning these two games is important for the team’s position in the standings as well as to set a winning tone for the final stretch of the season.

“Winning these games would be huge,” she said. “Huge for the rankings and and for our motivation for the rest of the season. This is the second leg. Teams start to really focus and up their game in the final stretch, and we want to prove to ourselves that we will do the same in order to be suc-


Flying high | After three victories at home against Clarkson, St. Lawrence and Syracuse, the Red is now in second place in the ECAC, as it heads into this weekend’s games against Yale and Brown.

cessful.” “We’re in a tight race in the ECAC, tied for second with Clarkson and trying to catch up to Harvard,” added head coach Doug Derraugh. “Also from an Ivy League standpoint, these being two Ivy League games and us trailing Harvard. From both of those perspectives these are important games.” Cornell defeated Yale, 3-2, and shut out Brown, 2-0, in consecutive home games earlier in the season. Since then, both the Bulldogs and Bears have struggled to win consistently, and now find themselves near the bottom of the ECAC standings. However, according to Saulnier, the Red will make sure not to overlook these opponents. “It was only 3-2 when we played Yale early in the season, Saulnier said. “You never know what will happen. The game can change with the bounce of a puck. So we’ll make sure to bring our A game, control the play, and not take anything for granted.” According to Derraugh, the Red has focused on the power play in practice this week and See W. HOCKEY page 18

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Back to Lynah for Yale,Brown By CHRIS MILLS

end. “Obviously, Yale’s a good transition [team], but Brown is probably just as good,” Schafer noted. If a fractured neck and mid-week attitude “We talked to our guys today. It’s another weekend adjustment weren’t enough to grab headlines for where Yale’s got all the accolades, all the rankings, the Red, a return to Lynah for the first time in 56 all the offensive players as far as the numbers of days would certainly fit the bill. their team are concerned. But yet Brown sits there No. 18 Cornell (8-7-2, 4-4-2 ECAC) hosts No. right in the weeds the next night and has got some 7 Yale (11-4-3, 7-3-1) at 7:30 p.m. on good players, are good in transition, they Friday night and Brown (6-8-4, 2-5-4) work hard ... This is a true testament to on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The matchup Yale our focus that Yale’s a great team, have against Yale will be broadcasted on NBC great players, but so is Brown. And they Sports Network. might not have the accolades or have A weekend of critical conference been as consistent but at Lynah Rink matchups comes on the heels of sophothey’ll play.” vs. more forward Cole Bardreau’s seasonThe Red is hoping to avoid a repeat ending neck injury last week at of last weekend’s letdown, in which the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After team earned an impressive 3-2 victory sustaining the injury in the first period, against then-No.17 Union but were Bardreau played the remainder of the then upset 3-2 by unranked RPI. game with what was later discovered to The Red is emphasizing better preCornell be a fractured neck. game focus as a way to spur a late-season Tonight, 7 p.m. “[He’s] a tough kid . . . ” commented run. With the Super Bowl less than two Lynah Rink head coach Mike Schafer ’86. “He husweeks away, Schafer tried to pump up tles and he hits and he’s tough on pucks. the team with a reference to one of the We need guys to pick up and carry that NFL’s famed athletes. M.O. on our team and pick up that kind of slack. “I said to our guys, ‘Do you think Ray Lewis It hurts that he’s out, but against Ferris [State] and just shows up at the football game and just two Denver I thought we had some pretty good games minutes before he goes on field, he puts on his mad without him and we’re going to need to do that.” face? [Does he] all of a sudden turn into an insane Aside from coping with Bardreau’s absence from human being one minute before the fireworks go the lineup, the Red must also contain Yale’s potent off . . . and he just steps out and that’s who he is?’ offense, featuring high-scoring forwards Antoine He’s ready to be a madman. He’s ready to be one Laganiere, Andrew Miller and Kenny Agostino. angry human being when he plays football. It’s Despite all the attention on Yale, Schafer focused on maintaining the intensity throughout the weekSee M. HOCKEY page 19

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Making moves | Sophomore Rachel Au along with the rest of the Cornell squad hope to turn things around after some tough play.


Red Falls to Bulldogs, Defeats Bears,Saints By KATIE SCHUBAUER Sun Staff Writer

While classes have only just resumed, the Cornell squash team has been back on the courts for several weeks now. The Red hosted Yale, Brown, and St. Lawrence two weekends ago before heading to New Haven for the Yale Round Robin this past weekend. The men’s and women’s teams suffered losses to Yale on Saturday, Jan. 12. The men’s team, ranked fourth, lost 1-8 to the sixth-ranked Bulldogs. Senior co-captain Nick Sachvie defeated Yale’s Kenneth Chan, 3-0, earning Cornell’s only point. On the women’s team, Junior Jesse Pacheco and fresh-


men Abbey Foster and Reut Odinak all won matches against Yale, but it was not enough to defeat the Bulldogs, ranked No. 2. Cornell (No. 6) lost, 3-6. However, both the men and women’s teams demonstrated impressive rebounds against Brown and St. Lawrence the next day. The women swept both teams, 9-0, and the men beat Brown, 9-0 and St. Lawrence, 6-3. “After the Yale match we were actually really excited because it was the best we had done against Yale in all my four years here, so the match actually encouraged us,” said senior co-captain Maggie Remsen. “We just kind of reset and refoSee SQUASH page 18

Notre Shame

lot has happened in the world of sports— more specifically college football — since my last column. With bowl season becoming an increasingly more elaborate month of celebration, and slowly creeping up on Thanksgiving (mark my words), there is a lot to be discussed. So I will start where

the Newcomb household followed, and a lot of relief. Mostly relief. However, the story in college football that everyone is talking about is the nonexistent girlfriend of Manti Te’o. For those not privy to this story, Manti Te’o, Notre Dame’s star linebacker, has recently come forward to explain that his girlfriend who reportedly died last fall,

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Back and dangerous | Playing at home for the first time in 56 days, Cornell will face Yale and Brown this weekend.

everyone should start, and that is with the victory of my Northwestern Wildcats over the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl. After their last bowl victory came in the Rose Bowl of 1949 (and in hindsight, it was a miracle we won that game), the Wildcats held off the Bulldogs to earn their first bowl victory in 64 years. A true day of celebration in

never existed. If you are confused, you are now up to speed. Countless articles have been written on the topic and everyone seems to be taking the opportunity to carry on the joke. Even beyond the typical sports realm, people like Jon Stewart are contributing to See NEWCOMB page 18


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