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Injuries Rise Due to Weather,Officials Say Official:‘Harsh weather conditions’, heightened awareness explain increase in CULift usage By ANIKA SETHY Sun Staff Writer

The University has seen a correlation between the increase in the number of injuries and the amount of ice and snow on campus, according to Tim Fitzpatrick, director of Occupational Health, Safety and Injury Prevention for Cornell. There have been 58 “When I walk home late injuries reported due to ice or at night, I’ve noticed that snow since Dec. 2013, as opposed to 38 reported cases sidewalks are not salted from Dec. 2012 to March ... thoroughly.” 2013. Fitzpatrick says this increase James Fleming ’18 in injuries correlates with a harsh winter, one that he said is comparable to the winter of 2009. “Looking back further to a winter that was comparable to this season, such as 2009, there were a total of 61 reported cases of student, staff or employees falling due to ice or snow.” The increase in injuries has also contributed to an increase in the usage of CULift, a transportation service available to students with both temporary and permanent mobile disabilities, according to See INJURIES page 5

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Lights out | Phillips Hall was one of the buildings affected by an hour-long power outage Thursday morning.

Univ.Sees Third Outage of Semester By ANUSHKA MEHROTRA

Sun Senior Writer

A technical malfunction caused an approximately hour-long power outage that disrupted classes and affected the entire main campus Thursday morning — the third outage this semester — according to the University. Cornell Facilities Services reported a malfunction while conducting routine maintenance on the campus’ power substation at about 9:40 a.m., according to University Spokesperson John Carberry. Facilities reported that electricity had

been completely restored to all of campus — with the exception of Appel Commons — by 10:45 a.m. Facilities Services is still working to determine the cause of the malfunction that led to the power outage, Carberry said. Though the outage affected the entire campus, it varied in length across different buildings. “The entire main campus lost power, excluding places such as the Lab of Ornithology and East Hill Plaza,” Carberry said. “While some See OUTAGE page 4

Students Dance to End Sexual Violence C.U.Democrats Support By ZOE FERGUSON Sun Staff Writer

Dozens of Cornell students broke into dance across campus Thursday to raise awareness for One Billion Rising, a global campaign that works to end sexual violence against women. The flash mobs consisted of three groups of about 20 students each in Trillium, Okenshields and Duffield Hall, according to Kendall Grant ’16, an organizer of the event. She added that the mob

was split up “for maximum impact.” According to the website, the “one billion” in the campaign’s title refers to a United Nations statistic which says that one in three women worldwide will be beaten or raped, according to the website. With a world population of about seven billion, this adds up to over one billion women and girls, the site says. Ihsan Kabir ’14, who brought the campaign to Cornell last year and helped to organize this year’s See FLASH MOB page 4

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Dance your heart out | Spread across different locations on campus, around 60 students participated in a flash mob Thursday for One Billion Rising, a campaign that works to end sexual violence against women.

Potential Clinton Run

Student:I would‘wholeheartedly’support her Hillary,” a political action campaign that aims to encourage Clinton to run in 2016. “I am extremely excited Although the next presidential election is more than two about the notion of Hillary years away, some Cornell stu- Clinton running for President,” dents have already planned to Ham said. “If Hillary Clinton support former Secretary of were to run in 2016, I would wholeheartedly supState Hillary Clinton port her in both the for a presidential run Democratic primary in 2016. and the general elecClinton has tion.” emerged as an early Eric Pesner ’15, favorite among director of public Democrats — relations for the according to a poll Cornell Democrats conducted by The and a columnist for New York Times, CLINTON The Sun, also voiced which says that 8 in 10 Democrats want Clinton to his support for a Clinton run. “There are many great run for the presidency — even though she has not previously Democrats who could possibly announced plans to run in run for and win the Presidency. However, Hillary Clinton 2016. Jared Ham ’15, treasurer of would be a great nominee who the Cornell University many people, including myself, Democrats, said he would sup- would back enthusiastically,” port a Clinton campaign, having donated to “Ready for See CLINTON page 4 By DAVE JANECZEK

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News, “English Language Support to Help International Graduate Students,” Tuesday Speaking about the benefits of the creation of the English Language Support Office

Plant Biology Spring Seminar Series 11:15 a.m., 404 Plant Science Building

“International students [at] Cornell definitely already have good English skills, but from experience, some of them still find it hard to articulate their thoughts or make a transition from their native way of speaking to how it is translated into English.” Gideon Ponio grad

Ukraine’s European Future 3 p.m., 153 Uris Hall Psychology Colloquium 3:30 p.m., 202 Uris Hall

News, “Some Cornellians Support Shorter Law School Model,” Wednesday Speaking about benefits of a shorter law school model

All About the MCAT 4:45 p.m., 142 Goldwin Smith Hall Sustainability Resource Fair 7 - 10 p.m., 101 Robert Purcell Community Center

“I can see the benefits of switching to a two-year model, mostly because law school is so expensive. If switching to a two-year model would make some students feel greater flexibility in their choice of what type of work to pursue after law school, I think the switch could be worthwhile.” Alex Harris law

Tomorrow Plant Biology Spring Seminar Series 11:15 a.m., 404 Plant Science Building Armando Santa Ana Chávez Noon, 4th Floor Conference Room, Rockefeller Hall

Casey Breznick ’17

Ukraine European Future 3 p.m., 153 Uris Hall Psychology Colloquium 3:30 p.m., 202 Uris Hall Sustainability Resource Fair 7 - 10 p.m., 101 Robert Purcell Community Center

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Opinion, “In Defense of the Pseudo-Date,” Thursday Speaking about the importance of having fun and not trying to decode intentions “Social norms are changing. Dates today seem to defy any sort of formal definition or checklist, so much so that when a guy does go out of his way to let a girl know that he considers their hangout a date, it can place a lot of pressure on a situation in which people are just starting to get to know each other.” Liz Kussman ’14


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Big Red Barn Will Undergo Renovations

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By KAITLIN MONSON Sun Contributor

The Big Red Barn — the graduate and professional student center — will undergo structural renovations this summer to enhance its operations for graduate and professional students, according to Kris Corda, manager of the Big Red Barn. The renovations come as a part of the Graduate and Professional Community Initiative, a strategic plan passed by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly in March 2013, according to a Sun column written by President David Skorton on Feb. 10. The plan suggests ways the Barn can improve its operations until Cornell is able to create a new graduate student center as a part of the University’s long-term plan, according to Christine Yao grad, vice president of operations for GPSA. The changes to the Barn — which was built in 1874 and last renovated in 1991 — will mostly be structural rather than aesthetic, Yao said. “Making these renovations supports the broader interests in the GPCI to have a lively, community-building space for graduate and professional students,” Corda said. According to Corda, during the renovations crews will reframe and structure the roof, repair the foundation of the building and add additional support in the building’s exterior walls. “The only noticeable difference will be a small interior support wall built outside the present office that will extend the office an additional two feet,” Corda said.

Big Red construction | The Big Red Barn will undergo structural renovations this summer in order to better serve graduate and professional students at Cornell.

In addition, exhaust fans with air circulation will added as a part of the renovations because the building is currently not air conditioned, he said. Yao said the renovations are necessary for the Big Red Barn, citing deteriorating wood and masonry that could serve as a safety concern if not addressed. “This renovation [is] important to the continuation of the BRB as a usable space,” she said. The Graduate and Professional Community Initiative seeks to enhance specific components of graduate life including graduate and professional student mental, sense of community, career resources and more, according to the plan. In addition, according to Corda, the GSPA and the Graduate School office have developed new policies and pro-

grams — which include parental accommodation policies, writing workshops and professional development programs — over the past few years addressing the unique needs of graduate students. “We in the GPSA want to make sure that the particular needs of graduate and professional students are not neglected or grouped together with the often differing needs of undergraduate students,” Yao said. Since 1992, the Barn has operated as the student center for more than 7,000 graduate and professional students at Cornell, according to Corda. The Barn is also open to all Cornell faculty and students for breakfast and lunch. Kaitlin Monson can be reached at kgm54@cornell.edu.

Black Students United Recognized by Student Assembly By ALISHA FOSTER Sun Staff Writer

The Student Assembly recognized Black Students United last week for the organization’s Black

History Month initiatives and its wide variety of programming offered to raise awareness for the black community at Cornell. BSU dedicated each week of Black History Month to a differ-

Put a ring on it

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Jasmine Lacoursiere ’14 peruses the ring selection with the help of a Balfour representative at the Cornell Store’s Cornell Ring event.

ent culture of the African diaspora, according to Gabrielle Hickmon ’16, treasuer of BSU. The organization hosted cultural dinners, movie screenings and “teach-ins” about topics such as black incarceration. According to Hickmon, the variety of events intended to impart knowledge about black history to the Cornell community, as well as improve communication about the experiences of black Cornellians. “I think when you’re a minority or a member of an underrepresented population at a predominantly white institution like Cornell, you can feel like there’s no space for you to really showcase who you are or what your culture means to you,” Hickmon said. “I think Black History Month is really a time to do that and to demonstrate the richness of black history to the Cornell community.” S.A. Freshman Representative Seth Lutsic ’17 said the Student Assembly chose to honor BSU as part of its organizational spotlight program because of BSU’s role as an umbrella organization. He added that the organization has amplified programming by black student groups and fostered coalitions with organizations all across campus. “I advocated for BSU to be recognized because of its crucial role in bringing the whole Cornell

community together,” Lutsic said. across the country explore solu“This will only increase as more tions to college issues affecting the members of our community community — help black become aware of the valuable Cornellians bond with each other and also to connect with black colefforts of BSU.” Thaddeus Talbot, S.A. minori- lege students nationwide, she said. Hickmon said being a part of ty liaison at-large, said BSU’s “warm environment” is what has BSU has been invaluable to her made it so successful in encourag- during her time at Cornell. “I wouldn’t feel as safe at ing dialogue about black heritage. “By creating platforms for social Cornell and as part of a communidialogue and intellectual stimula- ty here if BSU didn’t exist,” she said. “Just knowing tion, BSU enthat there [are] peocourages stu“Our overarching goal ple who will advodents to speak cate for me, who are up and solve is to advocate for black my fellow peers, issues pertinent students.” and who are doing to their comthings to enrich my munity,” he Gabrielle Hickmon ’16 experience makes said. Cornell feel like a According to Hickmon, the organization’s safer place to me and more like a main goal is to help black students home and a community.” Hickmon said she hopes the find a welcoming community on effects of the S.A.’s organizational campus. “Say It Loud” — a program spotlight will create lasting conheld by BSU during Orientation nections between the S.A., other Week — intends to bring together organizations and BSU. “I hope that there can be a richincoming black freshmen through events such as potluck dinners, er collaboration whether it’s with where students meet Africana pro- the S.A. in general, Cornell organizations or just members of the fessors and peers, Hickmon said. “Our overarching goal is to S.A. coming out to events,” advocate for black students, or stu- Hickmon said. “It’s great to recogdents in the African diaspora so nize us, but if you don’t engage that they feel like Cornell is a with us then it’s not worth as much.” home,” Hickmon said. Other events like the annual Black Solidarity conference at Yale Alisha Foster can be reached at University — where students from afoster@cornellsun.com.

Burning Question As The Sun’s 131st editorial board makes its grand exit, which heartwarming moments from the paper’s latest year of publication remain etched in your mind? “I’ll never forget the romantic “That time I was accosted by a ran- “I’ll never forget being surrounded by “Sitting on the roof of The Sun and Valentine’s Day I spent desking at The dom townie and no one came to my such smart, talented, beautiful talking with J.$. and J.F. because why not?” Sun. Giving the phrase “a career you aid. They just watched through the women all the time.” windows.” — Chatty Cathy ’16 love” a whole new meaning!” — Left Out in the Cold ’14 — Womanizer ’15 — Compiled by Noah Rankin — Sleepless on the Commons ’15


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Power Outage Causes Delays Student: Age Could Be OUTAGE

class to start because our professor was stuck in the elevator due to the outage.” Hill added that the outage caused delays at buildings on campus only experienced a 30-sec- the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology ond outage, [60 to 70 percent] lost power for 15 Facility, where she works. “I also got an email that the [facility] was to 20 minutes.” Facilities Services reported that utilities crews shut down to users for a couple hours because began responding to the “power blip” at 10:15 the tools were down due to the outage,” she said. For Marc Masson ’17, however, the tempoa.m. by altering the flow of steam through the rary loss of power provided a quick “escape” University’s central energy plant. from unintentionally enterThis “steam load shedclass. ding” process ended at 11:45 “I was in Ives [Hall] and ing“Ithewaswrong in Ives [Hall] and a.m — approximately an accidentally walked into an hour after power was accidently walked into an ongoing lecture through the restored to campus, accordongoing lecture through front of the room,” Masson ing to Facilities Services’ said. “But the lights went website. With below-freezthe front of the room.” out, so nobody noticed as I ing temperatures outdoors, quietly [left].” an additional drop in temMarc Masson ’17 This is the fourth facilities peratures may have occurred malfunction this semester, indoors due to the change in according to the Facilities airflow. “[Steam load shedding] may result in contin- Services website. In addition to reduced steam ued cooling of building spaces and reduced air- pressure on Jan. 29 that resulted in the loss of flows until steam service returns to normal,” heat, there have been campus power outages on Jan. 22 and Jan. 27. Facilities Services’ website said. There are currently no reports of injuries or Students on campus during the outage said the loss of electricity was unexpected and inter- property damage due to the power outage, Carberry said. fered with their daily routines. “I walked into Phillips [Hall] for my 10:10 class and noticed the lights were off in the hallway and in my classroom,” Megan Hill ’15 said. “The power came back on at about 10:20, but Anushka Mehrotra can be reached at we had to wait about five more minutes for our amehrotra@cornellsun.com. Continued from page 1

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female president,’ so I hope she doesn't pigeonhole herself into this divisive wedge issue.” Pesner said. The New York Times reportMark LaPointe ’16, a member ed that campaigns by possible of Cornell University’s College candidates current Vice President Republicans, said he acknowl- Joe Biden (D), Florida governor edged Clinton’s status as the Jeb Bush (R) and Kentucky Democratic frontrunner, though Senator Rand Paul (R) were suphe said he does not support her ported by only around 40 perfor president. cent of respondents from their “Of the limited alternative own party. candidates who do have their Ezzedine said he believes that sights aimed at the presidency, the lack of a strong Republican most simply lack the resources frontrunner would help Clinton’s and support that Clinton has,” chances in 2016. LaPointe said. “As of right now, there aren’t LaPointe added that Clinton’s any standout GOP contenders, age could be a so that really potential road- “As of right now, there strengthens her block for her odds,” he said. candidacy. aren’t any standout LaPointe “At 66 years said he agreed GOP contenders.” old currently, that none of the she will only be current prospecKyle Ezzedine ’14 three years tive candidates younger than for the RepubSenator John McCain (R-Ariz.) lican Party have the name recogwas when he ran in 2008,” he nition that Clinton has and said said. he is concerned about the mainKyle Ezzedine ’14, chairman stream appeal of some prospecof the College Republicans, said tive Republican candidates. he worries that the possibility of “While I align with the more Clinton becoming the first conservative candidates such as female president could overshad- Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and ow other important issues. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), I would “Even if Clinton’s supporters be hesitant to support their nomemphasize gender politics, I hope ination because I do not think that Clinton officially shapes the they would satisfy enough voters tone of her campaign towards to win the presidential election,” more urgent issues, like the econ- LaPointe said. omy, environment, international security and privacy,” Ezzedine said. “Clinton deserves to be Dave Janeczek can be reached at treated as more than the ‘first djaneczek@cornellsun.com. Continued from page 1

Flash Mob Brings Awareness to Sexual Violence Against Women FLASH MOB

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flash mob, said the event’s organizers wanted to publicize the issues of violence and sexual violence against women. “Not enough people think about it, not enough people talk about it and absolutely not enough people fight it,”Kabir said. Students danced to “Break the Chain” and a routine created by dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen, according to One Billion Rising. Kabir added that the use of the flash mob is likely to be effective because of its publicity and shock factor. “This flash mob is a way to package this cause in a way that

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is accessible to people,” Kabir said, adding that the event was intended to get people to “start asking questions.” Grant said the event is important on college campuses, especially Cornell, because of what he called a “campus-wide trend of sexual violence against women.” “Our aim was to combat rape culture on college campuses, and we hope this initiative helped,” Grant said. One Billion Rising started in 2013 and held its first worldwide event in Feb. 2013, according to their website.

Zoe Ferguson can be reached at zferguson@cornellsun.com.

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CULift Enrollment Increases,Univ.Says

Becoming a man

INJURIES

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Katherine Fahey, director of Student Disability Services. Fahey said this may be due to an increased awareness of CULift, in addition to “harsh winter conditions.” “Since [SDS] became a program within Campus Health Services, there is a greater awareness among the medical staff at Gannett of SDS services, and they have been referring more students to the SDS office for assistance,” Fahey said. “I also think that the harsh winter conditions have contributed to the high level of ridership.” Sharon Dittman, associate director of community relations at Gannett, said increased cooperation between Gannett and SDS has contributed to an increased awareness of CULift. “When students come to Gannett with injuries or illnesses or conditions that limit their mobility, we are able to make them aware of transportation accommodations provided through SDS, including CULift, that are available to support them, whether their conditions are ongoing or short-term,” Dittman said. Margo Motulsky ’16, who has used CULift since the beginning of the semester, said she has noticed this increase in the program’s usage. “I’ve been using CULift due to a knee injury, and lately I’ve noticed that there’s been many more people on the schedule,” she said. “I’m not exactly sure why this is the case, but I could probably imagine that it this something to do with the harsh weather and increased injuries.” James Fleming ’18, an architecture student, said he thinks the University could do more to prevent injuries caused by slipping on ice. “When I walk home from studio late at night, I’ve noticed that the sidewalks are not salted as thoroughly or as frequently as they are during the day, creating some dangerous conditions,” he said. CULift is both funded by and administered by SDS, and during levels of increased usage, the program utilizes vehicles intended for other University services. The program partners with Transportation Services in order to get students around campus, according to Fahey. “[Transportation Services] has always made transporting students a high priority and are doing a great job getting this large number of CU Lift riders around campus,” Fahey said. Anika Sethy can be reached at asethy@cornellsun.com.

Plane Crash on Hawaiian Island Leaves Three Dead HONOLULU (AP) — A small plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from Hawaii’s Lanai island, killing three people and leaving three others injured, authorities said Thursday. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday about a mile from Lanai Airport, Maui County spokesman Rod Antone said. The plane, a twin-engine Piper PA31, burned upon impact, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. Maui County identified the dead as the pilot of the plane and two Department of Planning employees. Two other planning employees were in critical condition and the deputy attorney for Corporation Counsel, the agency that provides legal services for the county, was in serious condition Thursday morning, according to a nursing supervisor at Queen’s Medical Center and the county. All three survivors were airlifted to a Honolulu hospital. Lanai is part of Maui County, and it’s common for county officials to travel frequently between the islands via plane or ferry. The group had been on Lanai earlier Wednesday evening for a Lanai Planning Commission

meeting and had chartered a return flight on Maui Air, the county said. “The man who called 911, the deputy attorney for Corporation Counsel, said he had pulled two of his co-workers away from the fire as best he could because they could not move on their own,” the county said in a statement. “All three survivors suffered burn injuries.” At a news conference on Thursday, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa choked back tears, describing how county employees are like family. “We’re a very small community,” he said. “Everybody knows each other. Everybody works with each other. Any kind of a loss like this really hits home.” State Sen. J. Kalani English, who represents Lanai, said the crash and a December ocean crash-landing off Molokai highlights how often government officials need to fly. Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy died in the Dec. 11 flight that took off from Molokai's Kalaupapa peninsula. “These flights are very familiar to me,” said English, who flies frequently between Oahu, Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Interisland travel is especially common for officials in Maui County, which includes Molokai and Lanai.

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President Barack Obama speaks beside teenagers involved in the “Becoming a Man” program, during an event at the White House in Washington Thursday.

Gov. Jerry Brown Seeks Re-Election LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown formally launched his re-election campaign Thursday, stepping into a contest that the former three-time presidential candidate is expected to dominate. The announcement was understated — a written statement posted on his website, with an accompanying tweet — in keeping with Brown’s reputation for shoestring-style politicking. The 75-year-old Democrat said he had filed required paperwork to seek the office and was ready to deal with a raft of pressing issues, from a potentially devastating drought to a pension system mired in long-term debt. “At this stage of my life, I can say without any

hesitation that I am prepared and excited to tackle these challenges,” said Brown, already the longest-serving governor in California history. “There is nothing I would rather do.” The announcement was expected. Brown has been stockpiling campaign cash for months — he has nearly $17 million for the race, far more than any of his little-known Republican rivals. He enters the contest with significant advantages — his party holds a 2.6 million voter edge over Republicans, and Democrats control every statewide office. You’d have to go back a generation to find a Republican presidential candidate who carried the state, George H.W. Bush in 1988.


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IT IS, NATURALLY, NOT OFTEN THAT SUN EDITORS struggle to find the right words; if anything, it can be difficult for us to restrain our linguistic expression. But despite this paper’s role in expanding my vocabulary, I simply cannot find the language to adequately convey how meaningful my time at The Sun has been. To the 131st Editorial Board: You have inspired me, challenged one another and supported this organization in ways that never cease to amaze. I am proud of the progress we have made since we assumed leadership of this illustrious organization one year ago. Although the bar set by our predecessors was high, we made a great deal of headway in tackling the challenge of expanding The Sun’s digital presence. We launched a new website, which, despite a rocky start, has allowed us to enhance our online content in new and exciting ways. We have dramatically expanded our social media presence, from increasing our following on existing platforms to launching new ones. There is so much more work to be done — but unfortunately, our time here is up. On the bright side, the impact that incoming members of the 132nd Editorial Board have made over the past six weeks leaves me with no doubt that our successors are capable of addressing these obstacles head on. I look forward to watching with pride from the sidelines as you solidify and implement your collective vision for the incredible, 133-year-old institution I have long called home. Best of luck in all your endeavors. — R.L.H.

Letters Dearest Harris, our HBIC, Today marks your last day as the Diva to rule them all (the Beyoncé to a staff of Jay-Zs if you will). Somehow, you were able to make it down to the office on this — your last night as editor in chief — despite the fact you have been unable to shovel out your car for the last two months (A word to the wise: There’s more snow on your car than on the ground). Had it not been for us, your nearest and dearest friends, willingly delivering you to 139 W. State Street to fulfill your duties as EIC, it’s hard to say what would have happened to America’s #1 College Paper (Though we know you had nothing to do with that). But, in reality, maybe that wouldn’t have been so bad for you. In honor of your newly found freedom, we present to you the ways your life would have been improved had you forgone your role as EIC. 1. You could have learned to cook. Though we all love your various renditions of plain pasta with capers and pre-packaged cereal, we can’t conceivably pretend we want you to “make us dinner” any longer. 2. It’s uncertain whether or not this would have actually happened, but you could have at least made an attempt to go to a bar besides Rulloff’s. Any bar, just … One. Other. Bar. Don’t get us wrong: Rulloff’s is great, but you shouldn’t attend any one bar more than you attend synagogue (you’re grandparents are secretly scoffing). 3. You wouldn’t have had so many “meetings.” We don’t know where you are or what you’re doing at 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning or 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings, and quite honestly ... we probably wouldn’t have had it any other way. Sincerely, Your Chauffeurs, Chefs and Forgotten Friends


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Heroes And Mentors

hroughout grade school, we were often asked, “Who is your hero?” It was a difficult question for me to answer, because I believed that “my hero” should be someone I aspired to be like. Most people would name a relative or famous historical figure, but I wasn’t comfortable with that. I admire my parents (admittedly more now than I did when I was younger) and I respect the work that has been done by people who shaped the world in a positive way, but I don’t necessarily want to be them. So eventually, I settled on James Herriot, a British country veterinarian who started practicing around 1940 and wrote about his experiences, as my hero. A veterinarian and a writer — that sounded like the perfect hero for me. As I got older, I realized that my heroes were my various mentors throughout the years. I think that in veterinary medicine, mentors hold a much more significant role than they do in many other professions. Before applying to veterinary school, they give us an honest overview of the profession — they don’t try to pull the wool over our eyes (literally or figuratively) regarding the difficulties that we will face, both financially and socially. At the same time, they introduce us to the wonders of the profession and their passion for it. All of the lives they have touched (human and animal) is inspiring. I was around 13 years old when I first shadowed a veterinarian. What surprised me the most about the experience (and played a part in making me fall in love with the profession), was the strength of the relationships he had with his clients — many treated him as if he had been their long time friend. Then, throughout veterinary school, our mentors offer us

As I got older, I realized that my heroes were my various mentors throughout the years. guidance and support, both practically (How will I ever get blood from a kitten’s vein?) and metaphysically (Who am I? What am I here to do?), as we begin to figure out where our lives are going. I only know a small handful of people who have entered veterinary school with one goal in mind and have stuck to it; most people are forced to reevaluate what they want to do with their lives as they are exposed to new concepts. Although these are usually exciting changes, having a supportive figure is essential to making smooth transitions. When I entered veterinary school, I thought I wanted to be an equine surgeon, but my mentors were even more helpful than my family in encouraging me to nurture other interests. I am so grateful for attending veterinary school without blinders on (pun intended). After veterinary school, at the time when one might expect the importance of mentors to fade, they become the most vital. Many people have emphasized to me the necessity of working for someone after I graduate who will above all be a good mentor. This is because our first job is likely to solidify our ethics, the methods we use to perform certain procedures and the way in which we think about problems that are posed to us. People ask if the concept of graduating and entering the real world is frightening, and I think that it is not as daunting as it could be because we are not going to be thrust into the world on our own without any help — this would actually be dangerous, both for us and the animals we are going to treat. We are ideally going to enter the profession working for someone who we respect and who can guide us through our formative years. And then, when we are seasoned veterans, we are going to be the mentors. There is a saying that I hear often, “Watch one, do one, teach one and only then will you know it,” (although, in real life it often takes more than just one time). Only after we are mentors ourselves will we be able to repay the hours of time and care that other people have put into our development. My mentors are selfless people who theoretically have no obligation to me, but are still always willing to take valuable time out of their day to offer suggestions and guidance. I don’t think there could be a better way to define a hero. Nikhita Parandekar graduated from Cornell in 2011 and is a third-year veterinary student in the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. She may be reached at nparandekar@cornellsun.com. Hoof in Mouth appears alternate Fridays this semester.

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Comment of the day “The unfortunate problem about healthcare now is that people who try to “fix” healthcare do not [deliver it themselves]. Even though Dr. Shah is an M.D., he does not have private patients and does not own a private practice. Until the time when all physicians are employees of a hospital and/or government, the true addressing of “cost of healthcare” can only be done by helping out the doctors in the community.” Vlad Re: “Shah: Healthcare System is ‘Broken,’” News, published February 27, 2014

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The Scientist Out of Its Natural Habitat G

lasses? Check. Dental apparatus? Check. College t-shirt? Check. I have the uniform to dress like a stereotypical nerd, but I live in Manhattan, so these things never leave my tiny apartment. What does it mean to be a nerd when you live in New York City? This is a city where everyone is beautiful and successful, a city full of models, business people and movie stars who are dressed to the nines. How does one fit in this world as a scientist? We spend most of our waking hours in cell culture or surrounded by hazardous chemicals, and so naturally our preferred wardrobe is comfortable and inexpensive. But is this appropriate for a New Yorker in the workplace? To me, the bleach stains on my clothes are like battle scars, reminders of how I have fought through this Ph.D., but somehow this proof of my passion is unappreciated in this city. Walking down Madison Avenue, you make eye contact with someone passing by — you eye their beautiful couture outfit and designer Italian shoes and breathe deeply in order to inhale their perfume as they pass. Sadly, they spot your jeans, your bleach-stained tshirt and the only aroma you can offer is the formaldehyde you used to preserve your neural/cancer/muscle/cells just an hour ago.

I’m no stranger to city life, but NYC is a whole new ball game where you are a small fish — not in a big pond, but in an overpopulated lake. Can you choose to be a dull catfish when you are surrounded by beautiful sunfish? And, more importantly, would you? By now, I’m sure that some of you are understandably outraged. Science is about intellectual contribution and

Fashion is certainly a discipline that has its own history and social influence. Are we too quick to ignore or depreciate it, since it seems to be less intellectually stimulating than science? Is that really true, or are we just using this reasoning as an excuse? If you think about it, fashion and style are actually manifestations of a science — psychology. Not only are you

In a world like NYC, where the average outfit requires a stylist and a high-limit credit card, is it alone sufficient to be an intellectual, or does the city require a certain level of attention to personal presentation? sacrifice, not about how one chooses to dress and style themselves. But is that really true? Science is also a business, and in that sense, all of us are judged by the image we put forth. In a world like NYC, where the average outfit requires a stylist and a high-limit credit card, is it alone sufficient to be an intellectual, or does the city require a certain level of attention to personal presentation? If you are stylish, does it mean that you are less of an intellectual or less rational? Lest we forget, fashion on its own is a field of study. Working towards earning a Ph.D. is a time in your life to enrich yourself, including the development of your own academic capacity, so why not study style and fashion as well?

communicating your personality to the world, but you are also being judged by the receiver. It is an interaction as fundamental as stimulus and response, or in my laboratory pursuits, growth factor addition and cell proliferation. The way we style ourselves transmits information to our surroundings, which is then received, processed and, finally, responded to. However, in NYC, the receiver is routinely exposed to classy attire and “fashionistas,” and therefore has a much higher threshold for excitement and appreciation. Furthermore, dressing well and styling yourself can be a confidencebuilder. It helps to not only establish one’s sense of self and identity, but also summon the neces-

sary confidence to display an individual’s other attributes to the world. There are so many different styles and fashion trends out there; the one you choose to identify with is a manifestation of your character. How often does somebody look in the mirror and say, “I wish I were in sweatpants instead?” Or, “I feel less intrepid and secure in this beautiful dress and heels?” So, why not make full use of your enrichment in NYC by developing your own style? Not only do you have living mannequins walking down the street that you can practically shop off (people love it when you compliment their outfits and ask where they are from), but you also have the unique fashion liberty that this city allows — and, trust me, everything goes. Of course, not every outfit may be wellreceived — I have yet to ignite the labcoat and shorts movement, but I am working on it. Still, it’s a great place to experiment and find out what looks good on you and what you like. So, can you really exist in NYC as a scientist without dressing well? Better yet, would you want to? I’m quite happy to be making new discoveries in science and in style. Brittany Carson is a final year graduate student at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She may be reached at bbc2001@med.cornell.edu. What’s Up, Doc? appears alternate Fridays this semester.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Stage Fright on Late Night? NATALIA FALLAS Sun Staff Writer

The Lorne Michaels-NBC late-night takeover has come one step closer to completion this week (I’m still holding out to hear who the replacement will be to host Last Call with Carson Daly). With SNL alum Seth Meyers as the new host of the Late Night franchise and Fred Armisen as the leader of the 8G Band, you can now watch SNL six days a week. For some five years, Seth Meyers was Weekend Update anchor, and it is clear that he cannot shake that persona. His monologues every day this week have been stuck in the same joke format and vocal cadence from that tenure. Unfortunately, the jokes have been met with tepid audience laughter and applause. Colin and Cecily will have trouble finding new material to cover this weekend, but at least they will have some sort of measure for what does or doesn’t work. He seemingly redeemed himself when he was back at his desk and chatting with the uncomfortably quirky Fred Armisen. Seth took a backseat to allow Fred’s weird antics to shine. One great moment came on Tuesday night when Seth asked him about a new sport he invented, “Statue Sport,” an eight-hour game that is sure to catch on. It was completely absurd and Armisen’s deadpan delivery made it all the better. Meyers then brought the camera back to him to regale the audience with adorable anecdotes, including one about questioning his manhood when another man had to come and fix his flat tire when on a weekend getaway with his wife. Better yet was the accompanying picture of Meyers looking on while holding the couple’s small dog. And then there were the comedy segments, a typical late-night staple. These recurring and short sketches exist primarily for a cheap laugh. Here, Seth still failed to excel. His first segment, “Venn Diagrams,” was the most painfully unfunny sketch. It dragged on to barely audible chuckles as you begged for it to end. The staged audience heckling on Tuesday was boring, even while poking fun at the criticism of hosts that sell out after just one episode.

On Wednesday, he tried again with a game of “Fake or Florida.” I have to say, since the first episode, his blue-tiled backdrop had me anxiously waiting for him to announce his new job as host of a game show a la Jeopardy! However, the game turned into a more audience-interactive form of Leno’s old “Headlines.” The news was inherently funny, but not the jokes or gags. There will definitely need to be more segment experiments if Meyers hopes to stand out. Lastly, there are the guests. Although not as star-studded as his predecessor (Jimmy had COURTESY OF NBC JT and Robert DeNiro guest on his first Late Night), Meyers has brought in his own buzzworthy guests. His first night he had Amy Poehler — who sort of stole the show from him with her charm — and Vice President Joe Biden. The following night he had the volatile Kanye West, who spouted his usual arrogance about his craft. He then performed a brilliant medley of his most famous tracks since College Dropout dropped 10 years ago. Unfortunately for the show, he also incurred the first faux pas by dropping — and breaking — the mic at the end of his set. Meyers had to warn future rock stars from doing the same the following night. Overall, the celebrity interviews were all fluid, proving Meyers really should stay behind the desk, much like he did on SNL. It is easy to criticize, as I have, after one week’s worth of shows for the new host. If you think about it, talk shows are the most awkward form of entertainment. All at once you must juggle being yourself, being funny and representing an entire franchise and brand. Before agreeing to the job, Meyers deliberated for many weeks, knowing full well the pressure placed upon him. And some

may think that Lorne should stick to SNL and stay out of late-night, but that was the same criticism placed upon him five years ago when he introduced Jimmy Fallon to Late Night. Jimmy was also highly uncomfortable and anxious at the beginning and he soon found his voice and direction — which he took all the way to the bank and The Tonight Show. Seth needs to be afforded the same room for error until he breaks from his Weekend Update routine. His interactions with Fred and his guests along with the anecdotes prove that the potential exists, he just needs to gain the confidence and voice necessary to stay afloat. And while you’re at it, fix the set as well: That tiny desk and one chair seem lost on that stage and the band looks awkward that close to the stage. Don’t get rid of the Stefon doll, though. In fact, you should probably ask Stefon for advice on how to make this the best new attraction in New York City for the family. Natalia Fallas is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at nfallas@cornellsun.com.

Breaking Down Broken Circle Breakdown EMILY KLING Sun Staff Writer

Felix van Groeningen’s most recent film, The Broken Circle Breakdown, tells the love story of country bluegrass singers Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). One part of the film that I found odd was that it isn’t actually an American film. I know that may seem like something that would be obvious after viewing the trailer, but the entire trailer actually enforces the idea that it is an American film about country bluegrass music. Despite the actors’ seemingly perfect English and lack of any trace of a foreign accent while singing, the film is actually about Flemish musicians in Ghent and uses subtitles for all scenes except for the singing. And, apparently, the type of country music they are singing is actually a combination of American country music, religious hymns

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and similar-sounding music from Europe. None of this necessarily matters in terms of the quality of the film, but those going to see the movie should be aware (and not be surprised when the characters are most certainly not speaking English). The film bounces around in time and opens on a painful note, with the couple’s daughter sick in a hospital with cancer. The film then jumps back seven years earlier, exploring Elise and Didier’s relationship and musical partnership. We learn why Elise The Broken Circle loves tattoos, Breakdown her take on religion, Didier’s Directed by Felix van love of music Groeningen and his lifeg u i d i n g Starring Veerle Baetens philosophies. And, perhaps most enjoyably, we get to hear the two sing together once Elise joins Didier’s American bluegrass band. The music itself is beautiful and the opening song outlines the scope of the film, asking questions about life, what happens after death and if the circle will ever be broken. Music both becomes a space for love and for people to come together, and also acts as a backdrop to the characters’ hard times. One scene features

their sick daughter, Maybelle (Nell Cattrysse), returning home from the hospital to Didier’s band singing and playing with her. It is a joyous, loving and inclusive moment as the band members play with Maybelle. At the same time, it won’t cure her sickness and it doesn’t let us forget about it either. Regardless of the symbolism surrounding the music in this film, it is also melodious to hear throughout the movie. Maybelle as a character is quite interesting. Heartwrenching stories of sick children are definitely not new for the big screen. But for some reason, Maybelle’s story doesn’t feel manufactured or manipulative in its pain. Instead, and in large part due to Nell Cattrysse’s fantastic job of embodying Maybelle, the scenes feel authentic. And it is this authenticity that holds the movie together as all the characters capture the wide and quickly changing range of emotions of their characters. Part of what makes The Broken Circle Breakdown so enjoyable is that it doesn’t allow itself to be pigeonholed into one genre. It is definitely not a romantic comedy, despite its moments of humor and its touching love story. It isn’t just a melodrama, despite being about a young girl’s sickness and the wedge it creates within the family. Instead, the film allows itself to explore the complexities of Didier and Elise’s relationship — its beginnings, highs, lows and the hardship that may end it all. The movie on the whole is contradictory: Hopeful, yet unflinchingly painful. Even smaller moments that don’t necessarily add to the plot make the difference between this being a trite film and something honest and worth seeing. The ending is shocking while still feeling true to the characters and the work as a whole. Emily Kling is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at ekling@cornell.edu.


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Pompeii: Explosive Action Or Blowing Smoke? JESSE WEISSMAN Sun Contributor

In recent years, many of the low-quality blockbusters that have been dumped in the beginning of the year have had a classical Greco-Roman bent. Clash of the Titans (and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans) with Liam Neeson as Zeus (who else?), Immortals and now Pompeii. These films have “epic” action, in the original sense of the word, with gods fighting, men performing immortal feats and the fate of all civilization at stake. The new 3-D action spectacle, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator and two of the films in the Resident Evil series) is one of these films. The movie begins with a view of the victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., encased in ash and soot, as quotes by Pliny the Younger fade across screen. The self-seriousness of the beginning is a bit misleading. The rest of the film uses the eruption as a pretext to make a piece of action and romantic camp (although mostly a non-self-aware one), staging spectacles of gladiator fights and deaths by lava as a good time at the theater. The first hour of the film is, despite its admittedly-excellent staged violence, really just a rip-off of Gladiator, with a classdivided love story thrown in for good measure. The protagonist of the film, Milo (Kit Harington, Game of Thrones), a young Celt, sees his mother and tribe brutally murdered by the Roman Corvus, the

antagonist of the film, played by Kiefer Sutherland (also known as Jack Bauer from 24). Sutherland relishes in his villainy in this film and in the process seems like the only actor in the movie having any fun. To give a sense of the over-the-topness of his character, at the end of the film, when the eruption of the volcano is killing everyone, Corvus focuses on violently settling grudges with his enemies instead of fleeing the inevitable destruction. There is a scene in the film where one character attempts an assassination on another, and Sutherland screams, “He would not dare!” in the most dastardly, villainous way possible. I actually laughed out loud, but I suspect Sutherland did, too. Milo is then sold into slavery and the main plot takes us 17 years later, as Milo becomes a gladiator. Through a chance circumstance, Milo meets Cassia (Emily Browning), the daughter of the city ruler. The film doesn’t give a particular reason why these two are star-crossed lovers beyond that the film needs them to be and they’re attractive actors. Of course, Corvus desires Cassia for himself, merging the romantic and action-oriented parts of the plot.

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The last 40 minutes of the film are when the audience gets what it came for. The eruption of the volcano is a spectacle that is undeniably impressive. Giant balls of fire hit parts of the city and wreck the ships with people attempting to leave via the harbor. Resulting tsunamis level entire buildings within seconds. While this action is definitely cool — especially when fullyequipped with 3-D glasses — it’s hard to be invested even in the most superficial sense. The movie does such a bad job developing its characters in the first half of the film that the principal players’ plots feel unimportant in the midst of the destruction. People can easily mock Titanic (another epic story about lovers destroyed by disaster), but I genuinely cared about

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s romance in the wake of the sinking of the ship, however cheesy it may have been. The love plot in this film doesn’t even work as fun, cheap melodrama. It’s very hard to recommend seeing this movie, especially with movie theatres’ annoyingly high surcharge for 3D films nowadays. If seeing the destruction of Mount Vesuvius on a big screen is all you care about, then you’ll get your money’s worth. Otherwise, it’s probably best to hold out for 300: Rise of an Empire for some real ancient carnage. Jesse Weissman is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at jweissman@cornellsun.com.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Woody Allen* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

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f you read Dylan Farrow’s indictment of her father in The New York Times — “An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow,” dated Feb. 1 — you likely felt indicted, too. In a letter addressing the silence surrounding her father’s sexual misconduct, Dylan begins by asking her readers, “What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?” The letter proceeds to tell of Allen abusing her in an attic when she was seven years old, his repeated sexual advances and the psychological and legal aftermath, then addresses Allen’s colleagues: “What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett?” She ends by addressing the readers again: “Are you imagining that? Now, what’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?” Aside from using clever rhetorical appeals, Dylan’s letter brings up an interesting point. Of course, her goal is to change readers minds about Allen and raise awareness of his misconduct, but she also suggests the question: In what ways could Allen’s audience be guilty? But first, I’ll address Allen’s response, which significantly complicates the matter. The next week, the New York Times published Allen’s epistolary response in an article entitled, “Woody Allen Speaks Out.” In it, Allen claims that the allegations are a product of his vengeful exwife and mother of Dylan, Mia Farrow. He claims that Dylan was hypnotized into believing the story so that Farrow could spite him for divorcing her and marrying her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi. Allen writes that his son, Moses, expert analysts and a series of lie-detector tests at the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital confirm this narrative. Allen adds that he would’ve been too claustrophobic to enter the attic and suggests that Ronan Farrow is potentially Frank Sinatra’s son, not his, which would mean that Mia Farrow lied under federal oath by saying that Ronan was Allen’s son. Now, you can note that the hypnosis story did come at a time when psychoanalysts (the accused hypnotizers) were under fire for encouraging patients to imagine abuse that didn’t take actually take place, overestimating the legitimacy of Freud’s repressed memory theory. But

you should also note that the clinic’s findings that Allen cites were “not accepted as reliable” by the Connecticut state prosecutor who oversaw the Farrow v. Allen case, according to Vanity Fair’s “Ten Undeniable Facts About the Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations” — a worthy read if Allen’s defense convinced you at all. If you believed Dylan’s story, as most are beginning to do, then you have to ask: Why are people surprised? First off: references to child-love and rape jokes permeate his humor and movies (the nature of which, he told Esquire, proceeds from “his unconscious,” perhaps evidencing that he is a pederast by nature). In Manhattan, his on-screen ego, Isaac, dates a 17 year-old Dalton School student. In Annie Hall, he shows children making premonitions about their future sexual misbehavior. In Play It Again, Sam, Linda (Diane Keaton) arouses Allan’s (Allen) guilt complex, asking, “Did you hear about the rape in Oakland?” to which Allan exclaims, “I was nowhere near Oakland!” Afterwards, Allan and Linda have an Allen-esque, psychoanalytic discussion about whether every woman has a “subconscious desire to be raped.” Secondly, Allen’s themes, humor and persona are entirely related to sexual Politicizing frustration. In a way, he is a hero for Art this, crafting a believable, post-‘60s lead male. Allen’s self-deprecating protagonist marked a strong departure from the sexual authority of the Humphrey Bogart or John Wayne lead, an archetype that encouraged problematic behavior towards women and a repressive form of masculinity (Play it Again, Sam toys with this generational succession; the voice of Humphrey Bogart lives in Allan’s conscience, telling him to be less indecisive and more stoic and abusive towards women). Ironically, sexual frustration is the source of Allen’s public success and his private transgressions — it’s hard to say whether public applause unknowingly encouraged the latter, but Dylan seems to think so and I would agree. That, of course, does not mean that the unknowing audiences should take moral responsibility for Allen’s actions, but I do think some moral responsibility should be asked of those in

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anger over Dylan’s story. Yes, Allen is likely guilty. Yes, if guilty, his behavior is damaging and horrible. However, I think his story should invite a tone of sadness, not anger, as well as a discussion on the nature of sex offenders. People should realize that Allen probaZANDER ABRANOWICZ/ SUN ILLUSTRATOR bly didn’t want to cause the harm that he did. I don’t think most sex offenders want to either. Our culture acts as if sex offenders are in control of their temperament and aren’t largely motivated by mental illness, so it unapologetically persecutes them with counter-productive shaming. Allen’s story is the tragedy of a serious mental affliction overpowering moral conscience, with tragic consequences on the victim. In a prescient moment that anticipates his future defense, Allen told Esquire that, “The truth of the matter is that your life is very much out of your control.” I’m not imagining an attitude that enables or defends rapists and pederasts, just one that attempts to understand them as motivated by forces beyond their control instead. It is disappointing that there is flak being thrown at either Farrow or Allen and I think the science of mental illness would agree with me: There are two victims to the story. Henry Staley is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at hstaley@cornellsun.com. Politicizing Art appears alternate Fridays.

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131st Editorial Board

REBECCA HARRIS Editor in Chief

LIZ CAMUTI

AKANE OTANI

Associate Editor

Managing Editor

HANK BAO

Business Manager

ALEX REHBERG

AUSTIN KANG

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Good Start for Tiger At the Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Zach Johnson made a quadruple-bogey 8 on his second hole and still managed a 67 in the Honda Classic on Thursday. Tiger Woods had good birdie chances on his opening four holes and couldn’t break par. Johnson made seven birdies after his soggy start — two straight shots into the water — and it took a few minutes for him to digest a wild round at PGA National. He looked as though he might have shot himself out of the tournament, but he ended the round two shots behind co-leaders William McGirt and Rory Sabbatini among the early starters. “It was easy to put behind me because it was the second hole,” Johnson said. Woods was playing for the first time in a month — and only his third tournament this year — and he didn’t show many signs of rounding into form. Coming off pedestrian finishes at Torrey Pines and Dubai, the world’s No. 1 player couldn’t make any putts until he was scrambling for par. He had only three birdies in a round of 71 and likely will start the second round Friday outside the cut line. “I hit it good starting out,” Woods said. “Hit it kind of scrappy in the middle and then hit it good at the end.” The big blow came on No. 2 when he pulled his tee shot into thick rough, advanced the ball only about 25 yards, found a bunker and took double bogey. British Open champion Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy were among the late starters at a tournament that features seven of the top nine players in the world, making it the strongest regular PGA Tour event of the season. McGirt is getting used to this position. Just two weeks ago, he had a two-shot lead going into the final round at Riviera until he closed with a 73 and tied for sixth. In his next start, he’s right back at the top. McGirt had a tap-in eagle at No. 3 and kept bogeys off his card. “About as well as I’ve played since I’ve been out here,” McGirt said. “Just stayed out of my own way.” Sabbatini is a past winner at the Honda Classic. Brendon de Jonge, Derek Ernst, Tommy Gainey and Brice Garnett were among those at 66, while Luke Donald joined Johnson in the group at 67. Johnson had a day to remember. Anyone with an 8 on the card before breakfast gets cold has reason to think the tournament effectively is over. Johnson looked to be in shock as he stood in the 11th fairway. He was between a 6iron and a 7-iron, went for the 6-iron and saw it come down in the water. Because he carried the water the entire way, he had to drop well back in the fairway. Johnson went up 10 paces (still behind the hazard line) and went with the 7-iron. That didn’t make it. So he took a few steps back and changed to the 6-iron and pulled that to the left back of the green. “That was the worst shot I hit of the three,” he said. But instead of getting down, Johnson thought back to the time he was in the second stage of Q-school. On the opening hole, he took an 8. “I hit the ball eight times without a penalty,” he said. “And I finished second.” He still had at least 34 holes remaining and started putting them to good use, especially how he closed out the back nine with three straight birdies. “Not surprising knowing how tough this guy is,” said Woods, who played alongside Johnson and wound up four shots worse. “He was pretty stoked about what he did today.” Woods is still trying to emerge. As the defending champion and an eight-time winner at Torrey Pines, he missed the 54-hole cut. At Dubai, where he was a twotime winner, he tied for 41st. Woods has played in only four tournaments, not including the Presidents Cup, since the Tour Championship last September. He talked Wednesday about possibly altering his pre-Masters schedule, though he has not made clear what he meant by that. The biggest issue was converting birdie chances. He opened with three shots pin-high, two from about 18 feet, the other from 6 feet, and never touched the hole. “It certainly wasn’t together today,” he said. “Didn’t get into a roll early.”

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Yankees’ Jeter At Last Spring of Storied Career TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter got a partial standing ovation Thursday before going hitless in two at-bats in the first spring training game of his final season, a New York Yankees’ 8-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Yankees captain, who turns 40 in June, hit a double-play grounder to second off Pittsburgh right-hander Charlie Morton in the first and grounded out to third during the fourth against left-hander Jeff Locke. Limited to 17 games last season due to leg injuries, Jeter was at shortstop in his first exhibition season appearance. He broke his left ankle in the 2012 AL championship series and did not appear at shortstop last spring training until March 13. “I felt like I haven’t played a game in a couple years,” Jeter said. “I think just getting into a game, feeling good, that’s what I was most excited about.” Jeter had just 11 at-bats in five games during spring training last year, stayed behind for rehabilitation at New York’s minor league complex and broke the ankle again. He returned to the Yankees on July 11 but wound up on the disabled list three more times. “He moved free and easy today,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s the best thing I could see.” Jeter Meter

Girardi said Jeter will not travel for Friday’s game in Lakeland against Detroit, but will be in the lineup when New York hosts Philadelphia Saturday, a game in which Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to make his Yankees’ debut. The announced crowd for Thursday’s game was 7,763, which is about 3,330 under capacity at Steinbrenner Field. Starting Time

Pirates: Morton walked one, had one strikeout and didn’t allow a hit over two scoreless innings.

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Beginning of the end | Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter began the final spring training of his career on Thursday in Florida, and went hitless in two at-bats.

“I threw a couple really good front door sinkers to lefty’s,” Morton said. “That’s something I need to do to be effective against lefty’s. I’ve got to move the sinker around.” Morton went 7-4 last season after missing all of spring training and not making his first regular-season start until June 13 following right elbow surgery. Yankees: Fifth starter candidate David Phelps allowed one run — a solo homer — two hits and struck out four in two innings. Locke gave up one hit in two scoreless innings. The left-hander won eight straight starts in the first half of last season and made the NL All-Star team. But, he went 2-5 with a 6.12 ERA over his final 12 starts and was shut down in September.

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Ccall for Peace

Venezuelan catcher Francisco Cervelli posted a photo on Instagram with a group of teammates that included other Yankees from Latin America and Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki showing support for his countrymen. Civil unrest back home has caused numerous deaths and injuries. “It’s a little message for peace,” Cervelli said of the photo that included handmade signs and a Venezuelan flag. Missing Alex

The Yankees’ exhibition home opener was without third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. Rodriguez’s spring training locker has been kept open by the Yankees and has no nameplate.


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Brooklyn & Beyond:Times Have Changed Cornell Has Four More Chances for Ivy Victory CHIUSANO

somehow glossed over it. What has changed in media in the last 50 years that we are so much more willing to about the game’s meaning. cover, and sometimes beat half to “It just wasn’t a big deal,” Deron death, stories like these? Williams said. “It was a basketball One answer is simply access. Social player coming to a team that could media and athletes’ willingness to conhelp us win.” nect themselves to social media has Williams is right in a sense; it given us an inside look into their lives should not have been a big deal. In a that was unavailable 50 years ago. perfect world, the media would have There is more medium for discussion been focused on how Collins was about breakthroughs like this one, and going to help the Nets beat the Lakers; more opportunity for people to voice his sexual orientation would never their opinions into open forums. This even have been mentioned. means that the media is forced to give It has been just over 50 years since extensive coverage to these stories, in the Celtics put the first-ever all-Black order to make sure that there are facts starting lineup onto the court in the available as well. Fear of backlash after NBA. Forward Willie Naulls started in reporting on an all-Black starting five place of the injured Tommy Heinsohn, would have been more of an issue for and just like that, another racial barri- media outlets in the 1960s, simply er was shattered. Unlike Jackie because of the political implications. Robinson 17 years before, though, this So we do have to praise the media one did not make a lot of noise. In for its progressive coverage of people fact, the press did not even cover it, like Collins and Michael Sam. At the and head coach Red Auerbach said he same time, though, we need to eventuwas not aware of ally start letting the breakthrough Jason Collins be a There are no more he himself had basketball player orchestrated until a questions to ask, and there again. He may is no longer reason to ask writer mentioned never be a great it to him a few but for as one, them. Collins has opened weeks later. long as he is with up a door for gay athletes A few weeks the Nets, he needs later? 1964 was to be talked about to come in the future. arguably the clias the gritty, max of the Civil aggressive, hackRights movement. This was all taking ing NBA center he is. Players like place a little over a year after the Williams are allowing this to happen March on Washington, and only a few — which is of course a credit to him months after the Civil Rights Act of and others — but Collins is also help1964 was passed. It would have been a ing his own cause with his poise and perfect opportunity for a nationally his candid, unsentimental responses to newsworthy story, but the newspapers reporter’s questions. Continued from page 20

“I don’t have time to really think about history,” Collins said before Sunday’s game. And he probably wasn’t lying. All in the matter of a day, Collins had signed a 10-day contract, flown to LA and been introduced to the style of play of a team — albeit with a new name — that he had once been a starter for 10 years before. There wasn’t much time to think. Two days after Collins made his debut for the Nets, Roy Simmons — an NFL player who came out as gay after he retired — died at the age of 57. In his obituary in the New York Times, there was a quote from one of his former teammates, Butch Woolfolk, who in 2003 said to a reporter: “You can be a wife beater, do drugs, get in a car wreck and the team will take care of you. But if you’re gay, it’s like the military: Don’t ask, don’t tell.” It is truly satisfying to see how far we have come since the 1980’s, when Simmons had to play with such a large part of himself kept secret. After Sunday’s game, Collins was swarmed by the media again. “I think in the news cycle that we have, with this story, there’s only so many questions you guys can ask,” he said. Collins is right. There are no more questions to ask, and there is no longer a reason to ask them. Collins has opened up a door — for the second time in a matter of months — for more gay athletes to come in the future. Managers, coaches, teammates and the press, will no longer have to blink an eye. Scott Chiusano can be reached at schiusano@cornellsun.com.

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the Red has four more chances to prove that it can contend in the Ivy League with a team that has been ravaged by injuries. Though much of the season has been a disappointment, according to senior guard Jake Matthews, the team will have to leave the past behind going into these two tough matchups against Harvard and Dartmouth. “We’ve definitely had our struggles this

“Only option is to pull ourselves out of this hole and keep fighting.” Jake Matthews year, but our only option is to pull ourselves out of this hole and keep fighting,” he said. “We have two more opportunities this weekend to prove ourselves — that’s our mentality going in.” Scott Chiusano can be reached at schiusano@cornellsun.com.

Spring Training Update: Dodgers’ Greinke Out GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Greinke left with a strained right calf after four pitches, Juan Uribe homered and had an RBI single and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad 4-3 Thursday. The Dodgers said Greinke’s injury was mild. “Obviously, we’re always concerned when anything happens to any of our guys,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “But at this point, it’s still not a huge issue.” Grienke, the Dodgers’ No. 2 starter, was making his first spring start after saying he had “zero interest” making the trip for the Dodgers’ two regular-season games in Sydney, Australia, March 22-23 against Arizona. But now Greinke says he’d like to start a game at Sydney Cricket Ground. “If we’re going to be there, which obviously we are, then, yes, I’d like to pitch over there,” he said. “I’m looking forward to flying over there.” Uribe drove in Adrian Gonzalez and connected for a solo shot to left field in the fourth. Diamondbacks starter Randall Delgado made his first spring appearance. He worked 3 2-3 innings, allowing four hits and one run. He struck out two. Starting Time

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Delgado gave up four hits and one run in 3 2-3 innings. He started 19 games last season, his first in Arizona after the Diamondbacks acquired him from Atlanta in a seven-player trade. “I made good pitches and felt good,” Delgado said. “It was good for me to face their big league lineup.” Dodgers: If it had been a regular-season game, Greinke believes he would have continued to pitch. The injury to his right calf, he said, felt more like a cramp than a strain. But, he said, “I know if something’s bothering you, they’re not going to let you stay in that first day of the spring. If you hurt it, you get fired, probably. No one wants to take the chance.” Trainer’s Room

Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford was scratched before the game because of a tight quadriceps in his left thigh. “Just a little tightness,” said Crawford, who was not scheduled to play Friday at Camelback Ranch against the Chicago White Sox and will not run until the condition subsides. Mattingly called the move precautionary. Crawford missed 30 games last year with an injury to his right hamstring. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was sidelined by the flu. He’s expected to be back Friday.


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afterward.” With pressure mounting as the team prepares for playoffs, Iles added that last weekend’s regular season games — in which the Red earned the Ivy league title for the second time in three years after completing a road sweep of No. 8 Quinnipiac and Princeton — as well as this weekend’s games were being treated as post-season level hockey. “Though this doesn’t have the playoff title with it right now, it’s playoff hockey,” Iles said. “These are four huge points for many different reasons, and we’re prepared to go to battle this weekend, but at the same time you have to approach it like any other weekend — never too high, never too low, put in the work, prepare.” The Red welcomes the Green to Lynah in the weekend’s first matchup, which will be the first time Cornell has seen Dartmouth since a disappointing effort resulted in a 1-1 tie in mid-January. Dartmouth opened its season 0-8, but has since gone 4-1-1 in its last six games and earned a 3-3 tie with defending national champion Yale last weekend. “They’ve been getting better and better as the season’s gone on,” said head coach Mike Schafer ’86. “They’re a good hockey team. We really underestimated them when we played them up there. We didn’t come ready to compete and do all the things necessary to win, so we got what we deserved — probably better than we deserved — which was a tie.” Senior forward Dustin Mowrey scored

the Red’s only goal in that contest. Mowrey, who leads the Red in points-pergame, has missed the last four games with an injury. Schafer said that although the team would like to have Mowrey back in the lineup for these last regular season games, he does not want to risk worsening the veteran player’s condition at such a critical point in the season. “We’re hoping we’ll get him back for the weekend,” Schafer said. “We’ll keep our fingers crossed that he continues to progress and go in the right direction. Going into playoffs, you don’t want to force an issue with a player injury-wise and have them come back too soon.” Although it’s unclear whether Mowrey will take the ice on senior night, both Schafer and Iles emphasized that playing on senior night is ultimately less important to the team than securing a good playoff spot. “You’re not looking to get your seniors a start; our responsibility is to the team,” Schafer said. “The whole part of being a senior at Cornell is to play your last game on the ice at Lynah in the playoffs as a champion headed to the ECAC final four. That’s the kind of passage you want as a senior, not to play on senior night.” Iles agreed, adding that hockey is a selfless sport and that he trusts the coaches to make the right lineups for any given night. “When you’re trying to win championships, senior night isn’t the end all. We’ll be back here, we’ll be back playing games at Lynah and that’s something I’m really looking forward to,” he said. “The way I see it, this is the start of our second

Coming Off of Two Tough Losses, Cornell Set to Begin Playoffs W. HOCKEY

hurts, but all we can control now is how we respond to that, and I think we have a lot of resolve as a more aware of little things that group and will be ready to comwe need to tweek.” pete on Friday.” Cornell’s confidence level has Instead of focusing on the been slightly affected, but the past, it is important that Cornell team hopes to use the past results pays attention to little details and as motivation for these playoff brings intensity to the matchups. games. “In the playoffs, it’s do or die. “When you take a hit like Every single game is important. If that, it always is hard to swallow,” you lose a game, then it could Saulnier said. “But I think it’s very well be over at any moment. really imporWe need to tant that we play with that overcome that “In the playoffs, it’s do or sudden death obstacle and die. Every single game is m e n t a l i t y, ” make sure to important. If you lose a Saulnier said. focus on the With the things that we game, then it could very added stress of can do and well be over at any being defenddon’t focus on ing ECAC moment.” the past.” c h a m p s , B i l o d e a u Jillian Saulnier Bilodeau said has confidence she believes that the team that the preswill bounce back from these two sure is a privilege for the Red. losses and be ready for Friday’s “We know that these matchup. moments to achieve something “Our core group has had a lot special as a team are never guarof experience over the years here anteed, and we’ll be excited and in situations where a lot is on the ready to make the most of our line. We expect our team to take moment,” Bilodeau said. the lessons of our two losses, learn and step up,” she said. “The loss of the ECAC and Ivy Regular Danielle Letourneau can be Season Championships really reached at sports@cornellsun.com. Continued from page 20

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On the brink of history | Senior goaltender Andy Iles needs 10 saves this weekend to become Cornell’s all-time career saves leader.

season, it’s not the end of the season. I’m excited about what lies ahead, and we’re incredibly excited and passionate and driven because we have a lot of unturned stones out there and a lot of goals that we’re still looking to accomplish.” The fact that senior night takes place against perennial rival Harvard only adds to the excitement. The Red topped the Crimson, 3-2, in the last meeting between these two squads after Mowrey’s late second period goal broke a 2-2 tie. “It’s going to be a special weekend for [the seniors], playing against Harvard,” said junior defenseman Joakin Ryan. “It’s been nice having them show us the ropes, and watching how hard guys work, like Andy. [I] hope we can get a win for them Saturday night.” Iles, who was recently named a finalist for the 2014 Senior CLASS award, recorded 66 saves last weekend and needs only 10 saves this weekend to take sole possession of the program’s career saves

record. Iles said he does not focus on numbers, noting that zoning in on statistics causes slumps. He added that this weekend’s games mean a lot both to the senior class and the team as a whole as an opportunity for the team to experience new postseason success. “I think that’s another thing that makes this weekend so big — it gives us a chance to put ourselves in a position that we feel gives us the best chance of winning championships and that’s why we come to school here,” Iles said. “Unfortunately, up to this point our senior class hasn’t won the championships that we had hoped of. But that’s exciting at the same time, because it gives us something to strive for and really focus on. We want to leave here with a number up in those banners and leave a mark on this program.” Emily Berman can be reached at eberman@cornellsun.com.


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Hoopers WillVisit Harvard, Dartmouth on Final Road Trip Red in search of second Ivy win of the season against Ancient Eight rivals this weekend without help from Newman Nation By SCOTT CHIUSANO

layup with less than 20 seconds to go. Brown would eventually outscore Cornell 14-8 in overAfter a devastating overtime time to escape with the win. loss on its home court last Cornell has not been lacking Saturday against Brown, the in grit and fight in its conferRed will embark on the final ence losses thus far. Leading road trip of the season this scorers junior guard Devin weekend. First up will be the Cherry and sophomore guard top-ranked team in the Ivy Nolan Cressler put up career League, Harvard (22-4, 9-1 Ivy performances against Brown, League), which comes into with Cherry playing every Friday’s matchup with a four- minute of the game and Cressler game win playing all streak. The but eight. “There is definitely some squad will The duo then battle c o m b i n ed incentive to play spoiler, to move out for 51 of the and taking that approach of the cellar team’s 75 of the points. allows you to play a little Ancient Cherry also more loose[ly].” Eight when helped out it takes on his teamJake Matthews Dar tmouth mates with (9-15, 2-8 10 assists. Ivy League) the following night. “Their production is always The Red scratched and huge for us, in every game,” said clawed its way into overtime senior guard Jake Matthews. against Brown last weekend, “They are great at not only creallowing the Bears to tie the ating offense for themselves, but game up on an uncontested for others. They attract so much

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attention that it opens up opportunities for others to contribute offensively.” While the team’s success rides on Cherry’s and Cressler’s abilities to find the open man, a focal point for the Red against Harvard will be on the defensive end of the floor. Like Cornell, the Crimson’s strengths are in their guard play, which is led by sophomore point guard Siyani Chambers. The young guard is second in the conference in assists with 4.7 per game, and is joined in the backcourt by the league’s eighth leading scorer, junior Wesley Saunders. The Crimson also features a deep bench, and while it leads the league in offensive production with 72.7 points per game, most of the scoring is evenly distributed throughout the roster. The Crimson has six players averaging more than nine points per game, and four of them are guards. “We need to limit [their guards] from getting in the

The skilled Saulnier

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Junior forward Jillian Saulnier received Ivy League Co-Player of the Year honors, making this season the fifth consecutive year Cornell has had a player own at least a portion of the category.

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Guarding the guards | Senior guard Jake Matthews recognizes the need to contain the Harvard backcourt, which has been causing issues for defenses around the Ivy League.

paint,” Matthews said. “If they ago. If Cornell can replicate that are able to penetrate the lane, it success it could come out of the sucks our defense in, leaving weekend on top of the Green in scorers open on the perimeter the conference standings. After winning two of its first for easy scoring opportunities. If we can do that and then also four Ivy games, the Green has embrace their physicality, we dropped six straight. Those two wins came against will be much better Princeton and Penn. off.” M. B-Ball Dartmouth has three The Crimson took players averaging doua 67-44 win away Cornell ble figures, with leadfrom Newman Arena ing scorer Gabas when the teams Maldunas just shy of a matched up last time double-double with on Feb. 15. The Red 11.2 points and 8.5 has the opportunity to vs. rebounds per game. not only avenge that Maldunas will be a loss, but also to play threat in the paint for spoiler, as Yale remains the Red, which has right on the heels of struggled to both Harvard in the conferHarvard score and defend ence’s top two spots. A down low so far this Harvard loss and a Tonight, 7 p.m. season. Yale win on Friday Cambridge, Mass. “I expect they will would put the teams come out firing,” in a tie for first place. Matthews said. “They “There is definitely some incentive to play spoiler, have a chance to play us on their and taking that approach allows home court with a little extra you to play a little more incentive after our first game, so we need to be prepared.” loose[ly],” Matthews said. As the season winds down, The Red’s sole Ivy League win this season was a 70-67 victory over Dartmouth two weeks See M. B-BALL page 16

Roy Istvan to Serve as Football Team’s New Offensive Coordinator The departure of senior quarterback Jeff Mathews next season will not be the only new look for the Cornell football team’s offense. After a 3-7 finish in head coach David Archer’s ’05 first season with the Red, the program has made its first change looking ahead to the 2014 season. Roy Istvan was named as the Red’s new offensive coordinator on Wednesday. Istvan’s most recent coaching experience comes from Rhode Island, where

he spent six seasons as the offensive line coach. He previously served as the running game and offensive coordinator at Buffalo and the offensive coordinator at Milford Academy. Istvan brings extensive experience from the BCS, FCS and Division II levels. In 2010, he led the Rhode Island team to a 5-6 record, its best in his six-year tenure. In his final campaign with the team, four of his linemen were named to the CAA Football All-Academic

team. The SCSU graduate has also worked with some bigname NFL players, including LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots offensive lineman and Super Bowl champion Joe Andruzzi. Istvan will make his debut on the Red’s sideline when the 2014 season kicks off against Colgate on Sept. 20. — Compiled by Scott Chiusano

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Huddle up | New offensive coordinator Roy Itsvan, who has worked with NFL stars like LeSean McCoy, will be on the sidelines at the start of the 2014 season.


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WOMENS’S HOCKEY

Red Prepares To Quiet Tigers’ Roar at Lynah Cornell set to exact revenge in ECAC Quaterfinals after losses By DANIELLE LETOURNEAU Sun Contributor

This weekend, No. 3 Cornell (20-5-4) will play No. 6 Princeton (14-11-4) in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Women’s Hockey Championships. In a best-of-three series at Lynah Rink, defending ECAC champion Cornell will have the opportunity to get revenge against Princeton after last weekend’s 4-3 loss to the Tigers. In the last regular season game, junior forward Jillian Saulnier captured a 1-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game. From that moment on the score was neckand-neck, never extending beyond a one goal spread. The lead jumped between the two teams until Princeton’s Brianna Leahy secured a 4-2 lead in the last three minutes of play. With extra skater junior forward Emily Fulton, Cornell was able to narrow Princeton’s lead to one goal with 57 seconds left in the third period. However,

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Princeton Today, 3:30 p.m. Ithaca, N.Y.

Fighting back | Junior forward Emiy Fulton scored a clutch goal with less than a minute of play left during Cornell’s last matchup against Princeton.

Princeton held on and claimed the win. The women’s team is hoping to bounce back from the loss by preparing for another close matchup. “At this point in the year, all of the details of our preparation should be ingrained and the focus will be elevating our execution and compete level,” said assistant coach Danielle Bilodeau. The Red must be prepared for any new strategies that the Tigers implement on the ice. “Most teams have a few different options or adjustments they’ll make with their systems based on what they see from us as well,” Bilodeau said. “We’ll prepare

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Icers Take on Ivy Rival Harvard of the Red’s biggest rivals — also serves to honor the program’s six departing seniors, who will be called out in a postgame ceremoWith a first-round ECAC Championship ny. “It’s a special rivalry, whether it’s up there playoff bye on the line and Lynah rink or here — it’s so much fun to already sold out for play in,” said senior netminSaturday’s senior night game, “Whether it’s up der and reigning ECAC the men’s ice hockey team faces its highest stakes yet as there or here – it’s so Goaltender of the Week Andy Iles. “For it to be it closes out the regular seamuch fun.” senior night adds another son. Andy Iles dimension. You’ve got to The No. 11 Red (14-7-5, play it like a playoff game, 10-6-4) has a chance to earn the first-round bye with either a win against then when the final buzzer goes you can kind Dartmouth (7-16-4, 6-12-2) on Friday or of enjoy some of the rest of the festivities Harvard (9-14-4, 5-11-4) on Saturday. The game against the Crimson — historically one See M. HOCKEY page 17 By EMILY BERMAN

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for what we’ve seen from Princeton on tape and in the most recent game, but we expect to be able to adapt if they throw anything new at us.” Despite the recent loss, Saulnier said she believes that playing Princeton again will raise the team’s drive and morale. “I think it’s actually a good thing we will be playing the same team because we are a lot more motivated,” she said. “So its not that we need to change anything but I think we need to be a lot more confident and be much See W. HOCKEY page 17

A Good Week For Brooklyn Fans T

he Brooklyn Nets may still be two games under .500 in an Eastern conference that, despite winning the All-Star game, is laughable compared to the West. They may have only won by four on Sunday against a Lakers team that looks like a lost puppy without Kobe Bryant, and they may have gotten absolutely murdered by the Trailblazers. They may have trad-

is holding his mouth guard in one hand and staring intently onto the court. There is no indication in his facial expression that Collins is thinking about what he is about to do. In the picture, he is focused on the action, trying to find out where he will fit in for his team. That is the same thing he has done the last 713 times he has checked into an NBA basketball game.

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Who’ s on First?

Cornell

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Harvard Tomorrow, 7:00 p.m. Ithaca, N.Y.

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One scorer down | The Red will most likely sit senior Dustin Mowrey, Cornell’s leaing scorer, in order to allow the star forward to heal from injury.

ed for a guard whose biggest issue right now is how much lobster macaroni and cheese he had for dinner (Marcus Thorton, in case you were wondering.) Nevertheless, it was a good week to be a Brooklyn fan. When newly-acquired center Jason Collins stepped onto the court at Staples Arena on Sunday night, he became the first openly gay athlete to appear in a game for one of North America’s four major sports leagues. There is a picture of him sitting by the scorer’s table, waiting to check in. He

Collins played 11 minutes on Sunday. He had one shot attempt, two rebounds, one turnover and five personal fouls. And then it was over. It took only 11 minutes to change the history of NBA basketball, and yet the league has existed for 68 years with homosexual players masked in a shadow of anonymity. Finally, that shadow has been lifted. After the game, most of the Nets players were noncommittal See CHIUSANO page 16

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