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Prof. Suzanne Mettler, government, discusses the higher education crisis facing the country. | Page 3

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Cornell Will Address PanelistsTalk Humanities at C.U. Graduate Students Workers’Compensation By JONATHAN LOBEL

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In response to concerns about graduate students receiving workers’ compensation when injured on the job, the University will form a task force to evaluate the feasibility of the issue. The announcement came Monday from Barbara Knuth, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, after months of Cornell graduate students urging administrators to provide workers’ compensation — cash benefits or medical care — to graduate students injured as a direct result of working on campus. Graduate students, however, “The University has both will not be included in the task a legal and moral force, according to Paul Berry grad, a member of the Graduate and responsibility to Student Assembly. compensate injured grad Professional The GPSA passed a resolution students.” in February calling upon the University to provide graduate stuPaul Berry grad dents with workers’ compensation, The Sun previously reported. Compensating graduate student injuries that occur while working on campus is currently handled on an individual basis, according to Knuth. “We handle student injuries of all types on a case-by-case basis, in which a student’s health insurance, required for all students at Cornell, covers medical expenses,” Knuth said. The work graduate students do and the risk they incur is “identical” to that of postdoctoral researchers, lab technicians and faculty — all of whom are covered by New York State Workers’ compensation — according to Paul Berry grad — a member of the GPSA. “The University has both a legal and moral responsibility to compensate injured grad students,” he said. “Graduate students work hard and produce value for the University.” See GRADUATE page 4

Professors and administrators discussed the state of the humanities at Cornell during the third Daily Sun Dialogues, a panel event hosted by The Sun Thursday. The panelists included Prof. Eric Cheyfitz, English, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Laura Brown, Prof. Ross Tate, computer science and Prof. Lance Collins, the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering. Each panelist talked about the advantages of his or her respective field of study and about the importance of interdisciplinary integration. According to Cheyfitz, although parents have encouraged their children to pursue more practical degrees in business and STEM fields, a

liberal arts education can give graduates an edge in the workforce. “A lot of firms, [including] financial firms, are actually looking for people who have majored in humanities subjects who can create narratives, who can talk to customers [and] who can do things that the humanities teach you to do,” he said. Cheyfitz said that some parents’ belief that a humanities degree is unattractive in the workforce is unfounded to a certain extent. He said that humanities degrees are “portable,” and are applicable to a myriad of job fields. “What we’re in the business of doing is creating critical thinking citizens which I think no other discipline can do in the way the humanities See HUMANITIES page 5

Sounding off | Prof. Eric Cheyfitz, english, and Prof. Lance Collins, dean of the College of Engineering, discuss the state of the humanities at Cornell Thursday.


Soup for the soul

University Announces S.A.Election Results By DARA LEVY Sun Senior Writer


Volunteers at the Soup and Hope event serve bowls of soup to students and community members at Sage Chapel Thursday.

The Student Assembly announced Thursday that Sarah Balik ’15 will be the President of the S.A. for 2014-15, following elections held earlier this week. Balik, who is currently serving as Executive Vice President, said she looks forward to leading the Assembly next year. She said her first initiative will be to try to develop a polling system as quickly as possible to get students more engaged with the S.A. The polling system would allow representatives to spend more time on the issues that students prioritize most, according to Balik. “My biggest goal is to have the [S.A. be] representative of the stu-

dent body,” Balik said. Juliana Batista ’16, who was elected as the S.A.’s next Executive Vice President, said she looks forward to working with Balik on the polling initiative. “I think for me the first step is improving the transparency and accessibility of the S.A., which is something we constantly struggle with,” Batista said. Transparency — including increased interaction between students and the S.A. — was one of Balik’s campaign initiatives in addition to sustainability, funding and health and safety. “I’m really grateful for the opportunity, and I hope I can serve the Cornell community well,” Balik said. See S.A. page 5

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News, “Businesses Allege Ithaca Renting Company Drives Tenants Away Through Horrible Leases’,” Monday Speaking about his past experiences as a tenant of landlord Jason Fane from 1976 to 2005 “We only had two leases [at The Chariot] — really long ones — and the second one was way more complicated than the first one. I think, in some ways, Jason is playing the game of business — he knows his business very, very well. A lot of unassuming young people come expecting someone to be straightforward with them, and that doesn’t happen.”

Land and Land Use Rights in China 3 - 4:30 p.m., ILR Conference Center Putin, Ukraine and a New Cold War? 4:30 - 6 p.m., G01 Uris Hall Silk Road of Pop Film Screening 7:30 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts College of Arts and Sciences Astronomical Observing and Open House 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., Telescope Dome, Fuertes Observatory Elementary, My Dear Johnson! 8 - 11 p.m., Johnson Museum of Art

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Opinion, “The Road Not Taken,” Tuesday Speaking about the importance for today’s students to pursue their dreams “I believe that Cornell’s push to broaden the scope of entrepreneurship for students is a step in the right direction. We as students of Cornell make up some of America’s brightest minds, yet the majority of us have a ‘get hired’ mentality that dominates over the idea of ‘do it yourself.’” Deon Thomas ’15

Tomorrow March Dog Madness 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 146 Morrison Hall Single Molecule Biophysics Mini-Course 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 401 Physical Sciences Building Future Faculty Roles and Expectations 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 143 Plant Science Building Akwe:kon’s Neon Mania 7 p.m. - 12 a.m., Akwe:kon Community Room

News, “Former Fraternity House Joins Campus Housing,” Wednesday Speaking about the former Alpha Tau Omega fraternity home becoming part of campus housing “[Alpha Tau Omega] was more than just a physical house to us; it was a venue where our brothers formed true lifelong lasting friendships. However, I hope the new residents of 625 University Ave. will have an equally fulfilling experience.” Kamran Safarli ’14

News, “Skorton: Next President Should Focus on Excellence, Community,” Thursday Speaking about what characteristics he believes his successor should possess “I think the person hopefully will have a spirit of the community, which is very important particularly in a situation like this where we are such a big part of the community.”

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Professor Outlines Problems Facing Higher Education By EMMA IANNI Sun Staff Writer

Prof. Suzanne Mettler, government, introduced Cornellians to what she says is the widespread, concerning reality of the higher education crisis facing the United States during a talk in Malott Hall Thursday. Mettler began by drawing a distinction between forprofit and private non-for-profit colleges — and how without this distinction, students and their families may be misguided in making decisions pertaining to their education. Mettler said that in the case of non-for-profit colleges, families often forget that receiving an education from such an institution “is a great investment” and choose to focus on high tuition rates and student loans instead. However, she said, the chances of finding a job after graduation with an education from a private nonfor-profit college is relatively high. She contrasted this situation with students who attend a for-profit college, who she says often have higher debts, lower job prospects and face a harder time extinguishing their debts after graduation. Mettler also said that public institutions have been stretched by scarce resources, resorting to “do[ing] more with less.” Class sizes have been growing, more students are asked to take online courses and graduation rates continue to decline, which she says makes it impossible for students to pay off their loans.” “For all these reasons, we are in a situation today where we are creating greater inequalities through our system of higher education,” Mettler said. Mettler addressed the problem of low graduation rates, saying the reasons why fewer students graduate are seldom related to academic preparation, but rather financial reasons. “[This problem] cannot be overlooked,” she said. Mettler said she came to the conclusion during her research that this issue does not lie in the institutions themselves, but rather in the states and law-makers. These political institutions have “far too long”


Money problems | Prof. Suzanne Mettler, government, spoke about the politics of higher education during a lecture in Malott Hall Thursday.

neglected to manage and update public policy, she said. The main obstacles to the maintenance of public policy are partisan bipolarization — which she says makes it difficult to pass new laws — and plutocracy, Mettler said. According to Mettler, the government currently works on tuition relief only through the tax system, with the result of benefiting mostly families with a midhigh annual income, rather than those whose income is much lower and that need help the most. In addition to the lack of aid from the government, low-income families had to deal with the rise of tuition by 113 percent between 1990 and 2010, which she says made it difficult for them to send their children off to college, Mettler said. At the end of her talk, Mettler emphasized the importance of restoring the public purpose of higher education — in a country where opportunities and education should be the same for everyone. “We are squandering one of the finest U.S. accomplishments and historic legacies — a system of higher

education that was long characterized by excellence and wide accessibility to what seemed to be an ever wider and more diverse group of citizens,” she said. “The American Dream is increasingly out of reach for many citizens.” Mettler explored these issues in her latest book Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream. In it, she analyzes how the social background of students shapes their experiences in school, according to a description of the event. She also argues in her book that higher education has been “reinforcing the same inequalities it has been aiming to transcend.” Students who attended the talk found Mettler’s message “enlightening.” “This was a really fascinating topic, and it was really enlightening to take a look at different aspects of the spectrum of higher education,” Kaylin Greene ’15 said. Emma Ianni can be reached at

Cornell Grad Programs Ranked in Top10 By ANNIE BUI Sun News Editor

In the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 “Best Graduate Schools” list released Tuesday, eight of Cornell’s graduate engineering fields and three computer science specialties were ranked among the top 10 in their respective cate-

gories. A d d i t i o n a l l y, Cornell Law School topped the chart for most diverse student body with 19 percent of its students coming from a multiracial background, according to the U.S. News and World Report website. Overall, Cornell’s engineering graduate program remained in

13th place — the highest-ranked Ivy League school on the list. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the top spot in the category, followed by Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. Cornell ranked seventh on the 2013 U.S. News and World Report rankings for

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Prof. Abdullahi An-Na’im, the CharlesHoward Candler professor of law, Emory University, gives a talk entitled “Muslims and the Secular State: The View From Practice” at the Toboggan Lodge Thursday.

best undergraduate engineering programs, according to their website. Data used to determine the graduate engineering rankings were gathered in fall 2013 and early 2014, according to the U.S. News and World Report website. The calculated average of 10 indicators — such as peer assessment score, research activity, doctoral degrees awarded and studentfaculty ratio — determined the rankings. For graduate computer science programs, Cornell ranked sixth in both programming language and computer theory with artificial intelligence ranking ninth, according to a University press release. Overall, the University’s graduate computer science program ranked sixth, tying with the University of Washington, according to the U.S. News and World Report website. Barbara Knuth, vice provost and dean of the

Graduate School, said in a University press release that the recently-released rankings reflected on the “breadth” of Cornell’s education and were a “testament to the excellence” of faculty and students. “Cornell is one of the top faculty-producing research institutions in the country and a top source of experts and innovators in industry, business, government and nonprofit positions,” she said. In response to Cornell Law School ranked as the most diverse, Stewart J. Schwab, the Allan R. Tessler Dean, said the school was “proud of its commitment to diversity.” “We believe that a vital, diverse student body enhances the education of every law student and better prepares them to serve in a multiethnic, multicultural society,” he said in the release. Annie Bui can be reached at

Burning Question What do you think is a proper sendoff for President David Skorton when he leaves Cornell for the Smithsonian Institution in June 2015? “I play the clarinet, and I hear that he plays the jazz flute, so we’d probably probably perform a piece or two together.” — Music to My Ears ’16 “Raging at Dunbars.” — Group Therapy Lover ’15 “A parade. Skorton would love a good float.” — Wave to the People ’15 “I have to say Fishbowls. How can Skorton leave Ithaca without his own plastic dinosaur?” — Wednesday Fan ’14 “He should spend a day with the Associate Editor of The Sun. I heard that the two of them are best friends.” — Sun Times, Fun Times ’16 “A cake.”

— Hungry Kid ’15

“Have every single acapella group on campus serenade him as he makes his grand exit for Washington, D.C.” — The Voice ’17 — Compiled by Annie Bui

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Significant ‘Loopholes’ in Univ.Policy, Student Says GRADUATE

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The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently contacted the University to obtain legal justification for its current policy of not providing graduate students with compensation, according to Berry. “There remains a real possibility that Cornell is violating [New York State] law on a large scale,” Berry said. Individuals at a “non-profit education institution” — such as Cornell — can only be excluded from mandatory compensation if they are employed in a “non-manual capacity,” according to New State Workers’ York Compensation Law. Manual labor includes filing and carrying materials such as binders or books, according to the law. However, Berry said the work graduate students do as teaching and research assistants for the University often necessitates extensive manual labor. “Research assistants … clean lab materials, work with laboratory machinery, carry out repetitive manual procedures and move laboratory supplies or equipment,” he said. “Teaching assistants do things such as carry exams and make copies.” Graduate students are also not covered by compensation law — despite being required to give a portion of their intellectual property rights to the University — according to Berry. “[We] sign away a portion of the intellectual property rights to anything we make, discover, or create during the term of our appointment or using University resources,” he said. “The product of our intellectual labor is partially owned by the University.” Berry also stressed that the University benefits directly from the work graduate students do. “The job that graduate students do is clearly work — and it’s work that the University benefits from,” he said. Knuth said the University is currently evaluating its current policy regarding workers’ compensation for graduate students injured during their course of study. “We are studying this issue seriously, and have convened a working group to survey other private research universities ... and to evaluate possible changes we might make in our procedures,” she said. However, there are “serious loopholes” in the University’s current policy that require clarification, according to Berry. “Although thousands of graduate students are at risk each day, there is no guarantee that injured students will receive any compensation under the current policy,” he said. Anushka Mehrotra can be reached at

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More Than 4,700 Students Prof:Humanities Create‘Thinkers’ Participate in S.A.Elections HUMANITIES

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Batista, who is currently the women’s issues at-large representative, said “it is a really refreshing change” to have two female students leading the S.A. Batista said during her time serving on the Assembly she “played it safe,” but now she says is looking forward to serving as the representative with the highest position that is not the unbiased chair who must remain neutral. “I’ll be okay ruffling feathers and speaking my mind on issues I’m passionate about,” Batista said. With 2,244 votes, Balik defeated her opponent Thaddeus Talbot ’15 who received 1,585 votes. Talbot will now serve as one of the S.A.’s undesignated at-large representative. More than 4,700 students voted, according to Alfonse Muglia ’14, S.A. director of elections. Muglia said a main focus of the elections committee this year was to encourage students to attend the candidates’ debates and to get student organizations more engaged in elections. He said the endorsements from student organizations helped students better understand candidates’ platforms. “I’d like to think it gave people a better choice,” Muglia said. Still, Muglia said the changes did not affect voter turnout.

“It shows that a certain group on campus will vote, and a certain group on campus won’t vote,” he said. Batista, who ran unopposed, said the low turnout could possibly be attributed to changes in the academic calendar. She also said that the uncontested Executive Vice President race could have played a role “because people really do look to the President and Executive Vice President races as a barometer of the election.” There were no election rules violations this year, according to Muglia. Last year, a presidential candidate was disqualified after it was found he violated the University Code of Conduct, The Sun previously reported. Several races were very close. Shivang Tayal ’16 won the international liason at-large seat by 16 votes, and R.J. Raglin ’16 won the second minority at-large seat by 38 votes. “All the candidates who ran really put in a lot of work,” Muglia said. The Human Ecology representative election will go to a re-vote next Monday to Wednesday, following a technical error in which a candidate’s platform was mislinked, appearing on the ballot for both candidates, Lauren Goldman ’16 and Amber Parrish ’17, according to Muglia. The remainder of the Student Assembly election results can be found on the S.A. website. Dara Levy can be reached at

do it,” Cheyfitz said. Similarly, Tate said that computer science and other STEM majors can also teach valuable critical thinking skills. “People will hire you just for your analytical skills, for your thinking skills [and] for your ability to solve problems,” he said. He added that while the study of humanities has value, students who pursue these fields also need to have some working knowledge of other fields. For instance, English majors, he said, who pursue careers in journalism should also take STEM courses, in addition to their liberal arts courses, to prevent the misreporting news in the technology world. “Journalism makes a big impact on the world,” he said. “I would like those journalists to come out with

an understanding of the various fields that they’re going to write about.” While there has been a major shift towards studying STEM fields, Collins said that a paradigmatic shift within the field of engineering itself has also occurred. Thirty years ago, when Collins was pursuing his degree, engineers were primarily perceived as technology experts who lacked the skills necessary to lead companies, he said. In contrast, he said he believes the modern engineer is often at the forefront of businesses. “The engineer today is also the creator, is also the one that’s inventing, that’s maybe starting the company or taking the company to a new level,” Collins said. Brown said an admissions policy that favored humanities applicants would be a challenge for Cornell’s leadership and academic departments to agree upon, although it is

not “absolutely impossible.” According to Brown, Cheyfitz’s suggestion to favor humanities applicants is not pragmatic, as it does not address the issues facing the College of Arts and Sciences. “The issue for the Arts and Sciences at Cornell is much more of an integrative topic than one of selecting students with a particular narrow interest,” she said. The current admissions practice, she said, is to admit the “very best students” and to allow them to explore the vast opportunities that are available to them in the arts college. Students should “experiment creatively with their own education” in order to discover whether they are interested in the humanities, which they can then pursue and integrate with other disciplines, she said. Jonathan Lobel can be reached at


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Earlier this week, President David Skorton announced that he will be leaving Cornell to become the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute after the sesquicentennial celebration in June 2015. While the Board of Trustees is searching and reviewing candidates for our new president, we at The Sun wanted to gauge the public’s opinion on who should be the next president of Cornell. So we enlisted our best Berry Patch reporters — who were gorging on cheesecake in Café Jennie — and sent them to find out who the students would like to see as Skorton’s predecessor. Denice A. Cassaro: Between her colorful emails and her pseudo-celeb status, we can understand why the students wanted Cassaro as their next president. Her page-long emails and determination to keep students on listservs have proved that she has the creativity to be a potential candidate for the job. The Big Red Bear: Since Cornell has been pushing diversity lately, students suggested keeping with the trend and inviting the Big Red Bear to give the president position a try. They claim that he has the spirit for the job but the non-opposable thumbs could pose a potential problem. Spiderman: In student opinion, The Sun website culprit would make a great president of the University. Besides fighting crime in his off-hours, Spidey would provide a voice of justice for the people of the Hill. The Associate Editor of The Sun: As Skorton said in a press conference on Tuesday, “I periodically — when I’m getting ready to file my column for The Cornell Daily Sun — live in complete fear of the Associate Editor, who has control over my life in ways I never thought possible.“ Thus, we are going to toot our own horn and say that the A.E. of The Sun should get thrown into the mix of presidential candidates as well.

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“I periodically — when I’m getting ready to file my column for The Cornell Daily Sun — live in complete fear of the Associate Editor, who has control over my life in ways I never thought possible. I am the President of the University. I’m a full professor, and yet I’m reduced to complete abject fear of what the Associate Editor is going to do by editing my deathless prose and by getting back to me in a time frame consonant with my sleep cycle — not their sleep cycle. When I’m getting to bed, my colleagues at The Daily Sun are just getting to work.” — University President David Skorton At a press conference, March 11, 2014

A: This rumor comes up rather frequently, but there’s no evidence to support it. However, the Alpha Phi house, located at 411 Thurston Avenue, does have a silent film past. The Essanay film studio made its first film in Ithaca in 1912, and returned to produce a number of silent films in Ithaca over the next couple years. In 1913, the studio rented 411 Thurston Avenue for its actors, including film star Francis X. Bushman. Bushman would go on to to appear in more than 175 films during the 1910s. Charlie Chaplin also worked for Essanay, but his films were shot at their Chicago and California studios. Chaplin allegedly disliked the unpredictable weather of Chicago, which makes it even more unlikely that he spent time in Ithaca. It was Ithaca’s own unpredictable weather that eventually pushed the film industry out to the west coast where sunny days could be filmed all year round instead of just a few months of the year. Q: What’s the Cornell connection to Stanford? –– West Coaster ’14 A: Comparisons between Cornell and Stanford seemed to peak in late 2011 as the two universities went head-to-head in former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s competition for a New York Tech Campus. (For those who live under a rock, Cornell won.) But the two universities have a long history. Stanford was founded in 1885, 20 years after Cornell, with the hope of bringing Cornell’s founding ideals to the west coast. Like Ezra Cornell, Stanford’s founders believed that higher education should be accessible, coeducational and unencumbered by religious influence. Cornell co-founder Andrew Dickson White played a key role in shaping Stanford’s early philosophy. When asked to serve as Stanford’s founding president, he instead sent David Starr Jordan, Class of 1872. Of the first 25 faculty on the Stanford payroll, 12 had either attended or taught at Cornell. They even borrowed our school colors, calling them cardinal and white instead of carnelian and white. Q: Why are there so many buildings named Olin? –– Lost Freshman ’17 A: For those keeping count, there are actually four different buildings at Cornell University named for members of the Olin family: John M. Olin Library, Olin Hall for Chemical Engineering, Spencer T. Olin Research Laboratory and Franklin W. Olin Hall, which is used as a residence for students at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. The family patriarch, Franklin W. Olin, Class of 1886, briefly played baseball professionally before founding the Western Cartridge Company for ammunition manufacturing. The company eventually became the Olin Corporation after expanding into mining, chemicals, paper and other products. Franklin and sons John, Class of 1913, and Spencer, Class of 1921, all became university trustees and generous benefactors through their personal foundations. The eldest son, Franklin, Jr. 1912, died in 1921 and Cornell’s Olin Hall was given by Franklin, Sr. in his son’s memory. But the Olins didn’t confine their philanthropy to Cornell; there are over 70 Olin libraries, laboratories, or halls at more than 50 campuses around the country. Q: Why is the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences? –– CALS Grows the Ivy ’15 A: The College of Agriculture at Cornell was officially formed in 1888 by combining departments of agriculture, agricultural chemistry, botany, entomology and veterinary medicine. In 1904, the college became the New York State College of Agriculture, which then added “Life Sciences” to its name in 1971. Many programs that began in CALS eventually spun off to become their own separate colleges, including veterinary medicine, human ecology (formerly home economics) and hotel administration. One of the programs that best exemplifies the evolution of CALS from an agriculture-only focus is AEM. Firmly rooted in the college’s commitment to agriculture, AEM began as a merger of the Departments of Rural Economy and Farm Management. As the business interests of Cornellians diversified and the agricultural industry shrank, the department evolved with the times. Multiple name changes later, the Department of Agricultural, Resource and Managerial Economics became Applied Economics and Management in 2000. Thanks to a generous gift from the Dyson family, the department expanded into the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economic and Management in 2010. Although no longer solely focused on agriculture, the school still connects to its roots with concentrations like Agribusiness Management and Food Industry Management. Curious about Cornelliana? Looking for Cornell lore behind a legend? Submit your questions to Ezra’s Oracle appears alternate Fridays this semester.

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here is an inexorable mantra among physicians confronted with autoimmune disease: that autoimmunity has both genetic and environmental components. Physicians point to cases of identical twins and to family history to illustrate the validity of this aphorism. However, the immune system, like any other, obeys cellular mechanisms and can be analyzed logically; there is a specific cause, or combination of causes, however veiled, for each patient. It is time we begin identifying and addressing these causes on an individual level. The immune system, or some aspects of it, is the newest system in the human body from an evolutionary standpoint. It involves the interplay of a myriad of cell types, extracellular matrices, cytokines, integrating centers, co-inhabitants and even gene splicing. Why then should such a comprehensive, vital system have no home in medicine? Sure, it is a $35 billion and growing market for medications according to Reuters, and we all know someone being treated for an autoimmune disease, but by whom are they being treated? A psoriasis, vitiligo or alopecia areata patient will see a dermatologist. If you have remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema, you are off to see a rheumatologist. Infectious disease handles the worm with which your eosinophils are having trouble. “Immunologists” deal with allergy medicine in the Th2 wing, and gastroenterologists handle Crohn’s disease, microbiome dysregulation and ulcerative colitis. I believe this system is flawed. Alopecia and psoriasis are less closely linked by the location in which they manifest (the skin) than they are by their elaboration through T-cell infiltrates. These conditions are closer even to ulcerative colitis than ulcerative colitis is to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Superseding the physical organs in which diseases manifest, the common mechanisms underlying seemingly diverse autoimmunities demands a devoted service. I propose a clinical immunology department. As a lifetime patient with a unique global immune diathesis ranging from manifestations of RA to TTP to UC and several other acronyms, I have seen few changes in the way these diseases are treated now compared to how they were 20 years ago. There are more drugs, ever more DMARDs, and more treatment options. There are more epidemiological studies that document better responses to one dosing regimen or another which guide specialists to adjust their treatment plans, but rarely is anything decided on an individual scale. Currently, for example, when a rheumatologist treats a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, the disease is referred to as a singular entity. A wellequipped clinic may list that the patient is positive for rheumatoid factor or anti-nuclear antibodies, however, the disease is generally treated the same way: empirically. Nearly every patient presenting with moderate rheumatoid arthritis will be started on a COX-2 inhibitor, followed by methotrexate if the condition persists. If this too fails to control the symptoms then a biologic agent such as a TNF-alpha decoy receptor may be considered. Such uniformity is not the quality of medicine to which we should aspire. Patients may spend years losing micron after micron of tissue before an acceptable drug balance is found through trial and error. Getting into medical school is competitive to say the least. All young doctors today understand advanced science, research and drug mechanisms. It is time the medical community started employing that knowledge. One place this has been successful is oncology. Compared to immune disorders, oncologists rely more on clinical trials and bench to bedside medications in their work, demanding them to look outside of established protocols. In oncology, tumor biopsies are taken and examined for biomarkers, which predict treatment, and for the presence of targetable receptors. Cancers of the same tissue, and even with the same histological appearance, are not all treated the same way. For this reason, as a scientist and soon to be physician, I deeply respect the field of oncology, and I want the same for immunology. I am a proponent of a “clinical immunology” consult service, with its own residency program, and which outside of consults, sees the crosssystem cases that baffle other physicians. Cases that affect the skin and intestine with cellular infiltrates may not be cross-system at all. They share an overlooked system: the immune system. One day a visit to a rheumatologist will not be limited to joint manipulation, function tests, and blood work identifying factors that rarely affect the treatment plan, but instead will include draining synovial fluid sample for immunology specialists. These experts will then determine that because the fluid shows t-cells producing large amounts of IL-6, as opposed to macrophages pumping out TNF-alpha, that maybe a tailored combination tocilizumab and ultra-low-dose cyclosporine with a touch of fecal bacteriotherapy would be more appropriate than MTX and adalimumab. One sample in the right hands could save a patient years of suffering and lasting damage. This week Illumina advertised that it could analyze a human genome for $1,000, a procedure that cost Steve Jobs one-hundred times that amount only a few years ago. Less than a decade ago, James Watson was sequenced at 7.4 fold coverage for an extraordinary amount of money. Last year, for $3,000 I sequenced my genome at approximately 46 fold coverage revealed a hitherto unseen HLADRB1 mutation, a possible cause for my disease that convinced my physicians to treat my disorder with the drug abatacept. Things got better. Twenty nine years, and millions of dollars in treatment expenses later I had something concrete to go on. Joseph Justin Mulvey in the Class of 2016 for the Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Program through Weill Cornell Medical College. Comments and reactions can be sent to What’s Up, Doc? appears alternate Fridays this semester.


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Hoof in Mouth

Pet Ownership: Idealism vs. Realism

ately I’ve been noticing that I am no longer as idealistic about certain aspects of the veterinary profession as I used to be. Specifically, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the ethical requirements are to be a pet owner. To explain this train of thought, I’m going to start with a story. The first pet that I was old enough to beg my parents for was a cockatiel (a small parrot you’ve probably seen in pet stores). I was around 10 years old, and one of my friends had a cockatiel that I thought was amazing, so I talked to my parents who told me that I should prove to them that I really wanted it. My interpretation of this was to write them a long detailed proposal where I showed that I had done the research on how to take care of it, created a little budget detailing how much it would cost and pledged to care for it completely. I stuck to my word once I got it — that bird and I were almost inseparable until I went to college, and giving her away was one of the hardest things I’ve done. I’m telling you this story so you can see where I’m coming from when I think about pet ownership. To me, being a pet owner means knowing everything possible to make sure that your pet leads a healthy, happy life. This isn’t the first time I’ve said it, but I’m one of those people who can be completely rational about other peoples’ animals and totally neurotic about my own. So when I first started spending time with veterinarians in high school,

I remember being appalled at the way some people treated their pets. Please note, none of the cases mentioned in this column are real, but the situations are very common. There were plenty of clients who doted on their pets, but there seemed to always be some who had no idea what to do, to the extent that their animals would suffer simply because of the human’s ignorance. For example, the people who waited until their animals

had not been eating or drinking for days before they brought them to the vet would make me angry. When an animal stops eating and drinking there is usually something very wrong, and I couldn’t believe that people would let their animals continue to be uncomfortable for days. I was convinced that these irresponsible people should never be allowed to have pets, and wished there was some type of regulatory system in place to enforce that. After a few years, I came to realize that these were not “bad” people (when is the world ever so black and white?) but were simply uneducated. Often, they cared for their animals just as much as I did. How can you dislike the man who loved his elderly, disease-ridden

cat so much he couldn’t bear to think about putting her down, even when it seemed like it was “time” to everyone else? Or the parents of the raggedy little girl who doted on her little puppy, but they lived in a third world country and couldn’t afford flea and tick medication, so the tiny puppy had more than 50 ticks on it and was potbellied from tick-borne diseases? The conclusion I came to — and that I’ve expounded in several other columns

However, they still have the best of intentions and when you tell them their animal is suffering, they are horrified. If I were a law student instead of a veterinary student, I would say ignorance is no excuse — you’re still going to get a ticket when you’re speeding even if you claim not to have known the speed limit. Younger me would have agreed, and wanted to take away these peoples’ animals and place them somewhere they would be happier. But I’m working to be part of a profesAfter a few years, I sion where for came to realize compassion both humans that these were and animals is not “bad”people... paramount, so not sure but were simply I’m how to think uneducated. about it anymore. Do I just do the best I — is that educating our can for the animals when clients is vitally impor- I see them, and undertant. I understood that stand that their lives will they didn’t all approach not be the lives that I pet-ownership with the would want for my pet, same thirst for knowledge but that’s just how life that I did, but cared so works? Or do I fight for much that they would do the animals to the bitter the right thing if only end? Inherently, I want to they knew what it was. do the latter, but ultiAs more time passed, I mately I think I will have realized that conclusion to work to figure out was true for many, but where to draw the line for not for everyone. There true suffering. I can then are some people who are, approach everything up through no fault of their to that line with an own, simply un-teach- understanding that I able. You can say to them won’t always be able to “when your donkey make everything perfect, breathes like this, it and I have to try to not let means he is very sick and that keep me up at night. you need to call us,” but the next time the donkey Nikhita Parandekar graduis sick they still won’t call ated from Cornell in 2011 because they won’t recog- and is a third-year veterinary nize what you pointed student in the Cornell College out, or didn’t understand of Veterinary Medicine. She may be reached at what you meant even when you explained it as Hoof in Mouth appears altersimply as possible. nate Fridays this semester.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Student Fashion Spotlight Speaking with Senior Designer Marianne Dorado ’14


In her final collection for the Cornell Fashion Collective, Fiber Science and Apparel Design major Marianne Dorado ’14 gives a new meaning to showing some skin. Inspired by tattooing and scarification practices in Africa and Papua New Guinea, Dorado’s collection incorporates the geometric elements of tribal codes into a collection of sophisticated, urban silhouettes. With custom textiles and intricate detailing, Dorado’s collection is the culmination of her experience at Cornell and growth as a designer. After stumbling upon the etchings of explorers in the New World and Africa, she was intrigued by the intricate tattoos adorned on otherwise simple figural representations. Drawing on the research of a tattoo anthropologist, Dorado has interpreted tattoo and body modification practices in her color scheme and used the lines and symmetry of tribal codes in creating geometric patterns for the jackets in her collection. Dorado uses the collection to look at the symbolism in tattooing. “For me, in this collection the clothes and the silhouettes have kind of been a canvas to showcase these symbols and these techniques. A lot of these designs have the front and the back of the garments different because I’ve tried to use every area to show a different piece of art in a way,” she said. Napped cream wool and black leather give the collection a primitive, organic feel. The materials chosen for the collection are especially powerful in driving its message, leather in reference to exposed skin and red representing the blood and pain in the practice of body modification. To recreate the texturization of skin, a modern motorcycle jacket showcases trapunto details, a technique where the fabric is quilted and stuffed with sections of extra batting to create a raised surface. The collection’s primitive elements are PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIANNE DORADO

evident in the collection, but each piece is ultimately urban, chic and wearable. Dorado’s collection does an excellent job of incorporating heavy-duty material into remarkably intricate designs, from subtle texturization to thin leather insets fit together with wool in a sleek coat. Sharp laser-cut patterns and a diagonal hem modernize the neutral tribal patterns on coats in the collection, creating a powerful contrast with the organic aesthetic of the fabric. The edgy details are balanced by the collection’s neutral palette and simple silhouettes. Though her true passion is in womenswear, Dorado includes three menswear looks in her collection, and the simple color scheme and geometric silhouettes tie the two together well. Moreover, the style and many of the elements of the collection, such as trousers and jackets, are relatively androgynous. “There’s a little bit of masculinity and femininity in each in this collection,” Dorado said. Dorado’s senior collection is in many ways unique from her previous work. For one, black plays a large role, which Dorado says she uses to emulate the contrast between ink and skin. With metallic elements such as gold embroidery and metallic cables accenting a black sweater, and the collection is also more modern than many of her previous designs — ironic considering her inspiration. For the runway, Dorado plans to enliven her concept and add a futuristic touch by tattooing her models in metallic gold. “I feel like this collection is definitely representative of how far I’ve come through this program and how my aesthetic has developed,” Dorado says. She credits Cornell and professors, especially in giving her experience with laser cutting, which plays a huge role in the collection. The pieces in the collection may also play into future designs, potentially in her clothing and apparel line, Unfair Advantage, sold a the Art & Found in Ithaca. While she hopes to continue and expand Unfair Advantage in the future, Dorado is open to different plans for the future and hopes to gain experience working for a larger company. In the meantime, her collection is an excellent showcase of her personal aesthetic. Her custom textiles and blend of mens and womenswear showcase the breadth of her interests and strengths as a designer. The Sun talks fashion with Dorado below

by modern people in the tribe today. I learned a lot about the techniques behind those designs, which is what really inspired me in trying to recreate those looks and those patterns in a modern way without disrespecting the culture that they came from. I didn’t want to just take the exact same tattoo design from a Maori tribesman and throw it on a coat and call it a day. I wanted to use those lines and those shapes as an inspiration to kind of create my own symbols and tattooing code.

THE SUN: Where did you first get your inspiration for this line?

SUN: Has it also influenced your color scheme?

MARIANNE DORADO: That was my starting point, and so I started doing more research into bodies and figural representations of these new peoples that they were discovering. Then, I stumbled upon a tattoo anthropologist and he’s done an excellent job of cataloging these interesting body modification and tattooing techniques from around the world. So a lot of my work is focused on Africa and Papua New Guinea where these things are still practiced. He looks at the history behind the tattooing and it’s practice


SUN: Did you actually use their symbols in the collection? M.D.: I created my own symbols with focus on geometric aesthetics, symmetry and consciousness of the shape of the body. More of the ideas behind the tattooing than the actual symbols that they use. And the same thing goes with the scarification as well. And similarly, looking at scarification techniques and trying to recreate those with fabric has been really interesting, going through a lot of quiltSKETCH BY MARIANNE DORADO ing samples and what I ended up going with was a modified trapunto quilting technique, where you quilt a design into the fabric and cut open the back of the material and stuff it with extra batting or cotton to create a raised surface. So I’m creating all of these raised, circular surfaces and they make these motorcycle jacket-type shapes, so it hearkens back to that style in a new way that references this scarification.

M.D.: Generally, I try to stay away from black just because I love color and I just think there are more interesting things that you can use. But for this, the contrast in the fabrics was really important to me because of the way that the ink contrasts the skin in a lot of my research and a lot of my drawings and photographs and stuff and it just felt right to use black. So my color scheme is cream, black and red. This sounds really gory, but it was inspired by a lot of the pictures of the scarification tattoo processes, which are really bloody because the tools that they’re using are really rough and rudimentary. Also, pain is a part of the experience and the process so there’s a lot of blood and the red symbolizes that process and pain, which is an important part of the whole step.

SUN: Are you thinking of including any tattooing on your models? M.D.: I am. My models are going to have gold makeup face tattoos of my own design that go around the side of their necks and arms as well. Bright, shiny metallic gold. Gold is my own personal accent. Similar to the jewelry that is used in some tribes, with neck elongation. Gold just spoke to me as a bright accent color for the collection as a way to modernize things and make them stick out. The cables on this sweater are all gold and all of the embroidery work that I’m doing is in gold. Again, with the contrast all of these symbols stand out against the background. For me, in this collection the clothes and the silhouettes have kind of been a canvas to showcase these symbols and these techniques. And that’s why a lot of these designs have the front and the back of the garments different, because I’ve tried to use every area to show a different piece of art in a way. SUN: Are you going to continue designing for Unfair Advantage when you graduate? M.D.: I hope so! Possibly expand the line and start getting things produced in the city. We’ll see what happens and where jobs take me after I graduate. I love doing my own stuff and having that freedom to make whatever I want and see it sell, see it be popular. SUN: What do you see yourself doing after graduation? M.D.: I think I want to work in womenswear, I think it’s where my true passions lie, at least right now. I’m looking to get a job with a large company as a design assistant and get as much out of that as I can, make my contacts, pay my dues to the industry and we’ll see from there. I really want to start working for myself as soon as possible but that takes income and a lot of startup capital. The Daily Sun will be running the Student Fashion Spotlight series for the next month, highlighting fashion designers at Cornell. The series will lead up to the 30th Annual Cornell Fashion Collective runway show on April 12 in Barton Hall. Ticketing information will be made available in the coming weeks. Madeline Salinas is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at


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The Americans:

TV is Heating Up With Cold War Drama JESSE WEISSMAN Sun Contributor

Season 2 of FX’s espionage thriller The Americans begins with a fatal fight scene that results in the death of an innocent. With a bang, The Americans announces that it’s not messing around. There are stakes in this drama, and they are deadly. For anyone not caught up on the first season, The Americans is about a couple, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Phillip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), living in the suburbs of Washington D.C. in the early 1980s. They have two normal, happy children, and together the Jennings run a successful travel agency. The only difference between the Jennings and the other couples on the street is that they are undercover KGB spies — trained killers who were recruited in Russia at a young age to live in the United States for the rest of their lives as seemingly normal Americans. Adding complications to the mix is the fact that their next door neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), is an FBI agent whose job is to find Soviet spies. The first season, while of course involving the usual action, espionage and sex that any show like this requires, was ultimately about Elizabeth and Phillip’s marriage. Each episode involved in some way the two dealing with the question as to whether after all these years of being together in a marriage that was arranged by the KGB, whether something real between the two have emerged or whether they are bitter at each other for denying each other opportunities at a real relationship. As an example of the show’s use of marital strife, it was revealed that Elizabeth and Phillip have both had affairs that they kept from each

other (a particularly harsh sting, as they know that the other’s missions routinely involve sex with other people). The second season, while not abandoning the marital issues of the first season, has created a détente of sorts between the two and so far has been more about Phillip and Elizabeth realizing that their work is not just dangerous to themselves, but to their children and to those around them. A terrifying scene in the season premiere involves the two finding another spy couple shot dead in a hotel room, and their daughter murdered as well. Espionage isn’t just wearing funny wigs and installing bugs anymore. At the end of the second episode, Elizabeth asks Phillip how they could possibly live each day fearing for the safety of their very own children, to which Phillip sadly responds, “We’ll get used to it, like we got used to everything else.” This line encapsulates the dilemma Elizabeth and Phillip face: at what point does loyalty to Mother Russia outweigh their desire to have a normal, perhaps even American, life? Another very enjoyable aspect of the show is the way it portrays the time period. Elizabeth and Phillip wear a variety of ’80s caricature disguises, with accessories ranging from plumber moustaches to big-haired librarian wigs. And in terms of depicting U.S.-USSR relations at the time, the show is impressively precise. The show effectively mimes details from the time period. For example, in the first season, when Ronald Reagan is shot, the KGB goes into a tailspin believing that there will be a power vacuum in the United States government, which the real KGB actually believed. The audience knows that Elizabeth and Phillip will be on the losing side of history, and the show uses it to that advantage. As the Jennings and


their spy network risk their lives to find out about a project like Star Wars (which we now know didn’t ever work), the tragedy of their personal sacrifice is heightened since we know their mission is for naught. What is perhaps most impressive about The Americans is the way the show gets the audience to constantly reevaluate who they’re rooting for. Elizabeth and Phillip are the center of the show, so we often empathize with them. However, the show is unflinching in portraying the harm they intentionally inflict on innocent people. Likewise, we want to see Stan succeed, as he is working for the “good guys,” but it is undercut by the fact that he is after the protagonists (although he does not know it), and that he is cheating on his wife with one of his informants. The Americans differs from shows like Breaking Bad or The Sopranos in that the show is not trying to make the audience culpable for rooting for

a monster like Walter White or Tony Soprano. Instead, the show creates complicated characters that are constrained by their personal and professional duties, and as a result our loyalties are constantly shifting. Hank Schrader’s pursuit of Heisenberg in Breaking Bad makes you question whether our partial desire to see him fail is our collective flaw of over-identifying with a protagonist. In The Americans, however, the audience’s many allegiances to the different characters makes any situation bad, no matter who comes out on top. The Americans is one of many shows across the TV landscape that effectively portrays a large cast of complex characters, but the fun, action and espionage put it over the top into must-watch weekly viewing. Jesse Weissman is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at

Hemingway and the Masculine Mystique


’ve noticed that in certain circles — where books are not popular and masculine bravado is — the only writer who anyone will admit to reading is invariably Hemingway. That’s not to say that non-literary, manly types are the best candidates to appreciate his work or that Hemingway wrote for these audiences, but it is peculiar that other notoriously “masculine” writers like Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller or even Jack Kerouac do not get the same amount of attention. Hemingway seems to be the only acceptable reading material for those who are chauvinistic about their lack of interest in reading. Of course, this may be a matter of recognition. Hemingway is likely the most cited writer of the twentieth century and his novels are considered quality literature by English professors and philistines alike. But Hemingway has received a posthumous myth-marketing campaign that has been particularly successful, and potentially geared towards the above reading demographic. This mythology has painted his personality as the ultimate expression of masculinity: the athletic, dignified dilettante who loved bullfighting and hunting, skiing, boxing and fishing; the man who inspired George Plimpton’s participatory journalism (Plimpton once said, “I just want to write something that Papa (Hemingway) would like”); the man who volunteered to fight any man in Cuba; the heavy drinker who has inspired drinking glasses with a measurement that corresponds to the appropriate Hemingway portion, above the lesser-portions marked for authors such as Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Poe and Thoreau; the stoic who used few words, often only answering in “yes” or “no”; the soldier who earned medals in World War I and, apparently, liberated the Paris Ritz Hotel in Occupied France and the Casanova who

moved from woman to woman and dedicated novels to his favorites (in the HBO miniseries Hemingway & Gelhorne, this reputation is glorified). However, this biographer-created, media-promoted reputation only explains some of the reasons why his brand is synonymous with manhood. Hemingway engineered this reputation through his books, which feature disillusioned, testosterone-heavy men and explore themes related to masculinity. A number of scholars argue that his unique treatment of masculinity may be due to his experiences in World War I, where middle-class American soldiers collided with the laissez-faire, post-Victorian mores of Europe. Some argue that this treatment is overcompensation for latent homosexuality. Think of the scene in A Moveable Feast when F. Scott Fitzgerald tells Hemingway that Zelda belittles him for his penis size. Fitzgerald asks Hemingway if he agrees and Hemingway tells him to look at ancient sculptures of Greek gods. This and other passages illustrate that, even though he was retelling stories that took place forty Politicizing years ago, Hemingway clearly had Art some insecurities to settle. Masculine competition also drives “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” in which a not-so-happy Macomber is cuckolded, taunted and out-performed by a professional hunter who Macomber hires to take him and his wife on a big-game safari. Some explore masculine-feminine dynamics: the relationship between impotent Jake Barnes and “boyish” Brett in The Sun Also Rises can be read as either a conservative argument that androgyny or other transgressions of the sexual norm compromise heterosexual relationships or a critique of the limitations promoted by those sexual mores. But when I think of the friends I have who would be embarrassed to read anyone other than Hemingway, I don’t think they pick Hemingway because they identify with either


Henry Staley

the man or his characters or his themes. I think they find solace in his style. Hemingway’s language — declarative, active and so terse that it seems disillusioned with language itself — speaks to a sort of alienation from emotions. An alienation from emotions promoted by masculine stereotypes that might cause one to not want to be seen reading a book. I think of a moment in The Sun Also Rises when Hemingway seemingly mocks his own narrator. When Robert Cohn, the sycophantic underdog whom the other characters direct their insecurities and anti-semitism at, knocks out Jake Barnes, the narrator, Jake claims that he was “hit and ended up on the floor”. In this moment, I think, Hemingway pokes fun at the very stereotypes that he perpetuates. Henry Staley is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at Politicizing Art appears alternate Fridays.


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Iles Hopes to‘Leave Mark’ With NCAA Title M. ICE

ly proud of.” Iles has played virtually every minute for the Red in goal since “I think that bodes well for taking over the starting position us that we were able to come during his freshman season. back in [the second] game and And despite measuring in at just turn our fortune around,” over five-foot-nine, there is no Schafer said. “That’s something other player his coach would just a little different about this rather have between the pipes as hockey team than I’ve had in the team makes its playoff run. “A lot of other goaltenders the past. ... Even down a goal or two going into the third ... these will put up, for the year, some guys had confidence to come real gaudy numbers,” Schafer said. “But I don’t think there’s a back.” According to Iles, based on coach in Division I hockey the matchups with Clarkson who’s been able to roll out a guy throughout the season, the Red and [say], ‘you know exactly understands that this game will what you’re going to get from certainly not be lacking in him.’ He’s been the model of consistency.” intensity, given the big stage. Given nine of the Red’s past “It’s going to be a battle, games [against] Clarkson are 13 games have been decided by one goal or always a batfewer, the tle,” Iles said. is “It’s a great “My primary goal coming team thankful to rivalry — here was bringing a have the safewe’re looking National Championship ty net that a forward to it. player like I’m sure back to Ithaca.” Iles, who has they’re going had little difto be well Andy Iles ficulty rackprepared. ing up recogThey’ll come in here well-coached and it nitions and statistical records, provides. But for number 33, should be one great series.” For the senior and Cornell’s one prize still remains. “I’m still determined to leave all-time saves leader, the series will mark one more home a mark in the form of a team appearance in a storied college championship,” Iles said. “[M]y career, which culminated this primary goal coming here was a National year in a 688 save season and bringing Ivy League Player of the Year Championship back to Ithaca, because it’s been a long time. award. “I love every opportunity I We’re hoping we can start that an ECAC get to set foot on this ice,” Iles with said. “[P]laying in front of the Championship.” Lynah Faithful is something special, but playing in front of twenty family members is really Chris Mills can be reached at unique and something I’m real- Continued from page 12

Red Looks to Remain One Of Three Unbeaten Teams Experienced upperclassmen lead Bulldogs M. LAX

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coming off of a decisive 10-2 win against Lehigh to improve to 3-1 on the season. Yale’s attack is headed by junior Conrad Oberbeck and senior Brandon Mangan. Oberbeck has registered nine goals this season, while Mangan posts a team-high 13 points and seven assists. Senior faceoff specialist Dylan Levings has also had a strong season, going 40-of-81 thus far, while scooping up 23 ground balls. While the Red will face a formidable opponent in Yale, the key to calling the shots on Saturday is staying true to its game and putting in the right amount of effort, according to junior defenseman Mike Huttner. “As a team, we are really excited to finally start our Ivy League schedule. Yale is an extremely talented group and

we can’t wait to match up with them on Schoellkopf this Saturday,” he said. “The biggest thing for us this weekend is to just play our brand of lacrosse. There isn’t anything special we are trying to do other then play as hard as we can and represent Cornell to the best of our ability.” It is a high-stakes match on all counts, with Cornell fighting to maintain its unblemished record and Yale aiming to oust the Red and claw its way up the Ivy League standings. After the Bulldogs, the Red will take on Colgate in a midweek matchup before returning to Ivy League play against Dartmouth next weekend, kicking off a stretch of three straight games against Ivy League compeition, before a bout with perennial in-state rival Syracuse. Sydney Altschuler can be reached at


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Icers to Battle Clarkson In ECAC Quarterfinals Red begins journey for ECAC title,NCAA tournament of like [head coach Mike Schafer ‘86] said, you take care of what you can control. If we accomplish the goals we want to accomWith the continuation of the 2013-2014 plish, we’ll be in the NCAA Tournament. season potentially hanging in the balance, Our first goal ... is to win the ECAC Championship, and if we win the the men’s ice hockey team ECAC Championship, we’ve guarreturns to Lynah Rink this Cornell anteed ourselves a spot in the weekend to begin its quest for Tournament. It starts this weekend, the ECAC crown. and we’re prepared and we’re lookNo. 12 Cornell (15-8-5, ing forward to it.” 11-7-4 ECAC) will play host A last-minute 3-2 overtime victo Clarkson (20-15-4, 11-9-2) vs. tory over Harvard two weekends in a best-of-three series this ago was just enough to lock Cornell Friday and Saturday at into one of the ECAC’s top four 7:00p.m., and Sunday at the seeds, giving the team a first roundsame time if necessary. A series bye during the opening round of win would earn Cornell a spot Clarkson conference action. Senior captain in the ECAC’s semifinal round and forward John McCarron in Lake Placid and move the Tonight, 7 p.m. expects the fourth-seeded Red to Red one step closer to punchLynah Rink gain an edge from the extra time off ing one of 16 tickets to the when the fifth-seeded Golden NCAA Tournament. Knights — who in the first round “I’d be kidding you if I told you I didn’t know where we were sitting in defeated Princeton two games to one — the national picture,” said senior goaltender come to Lynah on Friday. “We were able to rest our bodies,” and 2013-2014 Ivy League Player of the Year Andy Iles. “But at the same time, kind McCarron said. “It kind of gives us a leg up By CHRIS MILLS

Sun Staff Writer


Protect this house | Senior goaltender Andy Iles will be protecting net for the Red on home ice in front of a large crowd that will include 20 of his family members.

on Clarkson. Obviously they had to play three games, so they’re ... going to have some wear-and-tear on their bodies. … Hopefully we can use that to our advantage.” Schafer agreed, citing the extra energy of his own players on the ice in practice this week. “You can definitely see some of the guys who play a lot of minutes ... [have] got a little more jump,” Schafer said. Overcoming Clarkson, however, which jumped out to early 2-0 leads in both meetings with the Red this season, will be anything but an easy task. “They’re obviously a really solid team,” Iles said. “They’re big, they’re strong, they’re powerful. They have some size up front.

They have some size in the back end.” Clarkson head coach and former Cornell assistant Casey Jones has assembled a defense that ranks No. 17 nationally in points allowed (2.51/gm) and has helped freshman goalie Steve Perry to four shutouts this season in just 21 games. “Usually when they get the lead, they’re pretty good at defending it,” Schafer said, recalling both meetings this season. Cornell fought back to tie the game at two apiece in both encounters, ultimately losing on the road in November and later winning at home in January, both by a final score of 3-2. See M. ICE page 11


Laxers Kick off Conference Play By SYDNEY ALTSCHULER Sun Assistant Sports Editor


Double trouble | Junior forward Jillian Saulnier scored two goals in the Red’s only win over Mercyhurst earlier in the season.

Women Take to Lynah Against Mercyhurst in NCAA Tournament After capturing the ECAC crown in a 1-0 thriller against Clarkson last weekend, the women’s hockey team will kick off the NCAA tournament at Lynah on Saturday at 3 p.m. The Red will take on Mercyhurst in the quarterfinals, a team that gave Cornell (245-4, 15-4-3 ECAC) two tough matchups earlier in the season. The Lakers (23-8-4, 15-3-2) had a ten-game winning streak snapped last weekend, but still have not lost a contest since late January. Cornell and Mercyhurst have matched up 12 times in the past five years, with the Red narrowly leading the overall series, 6-5-1. The first matchup between the two teams this season on January 10 ended in a 4-4 tie, with neither squad able to find the winner in overtime. Senior defender Alyssa Gagliardi had two goals and an

assist for the Red, while Mercyhurst was led by Shelby Bram, who had one score and an assist. Cornell fared better in the second matchup, riding junior forward Jillian Saulnier’s two goals to a 6-4 victory. There is some history behind these two teams meeting in the postseason as well. Last year, the Lakers ended the Red’s NCAA run, winning 4-3 in overtime and advancing to the Frozen Four. Mercyhurst has a good portion of that team returning, including sophomore forward Jenna Dingeldein, who scored the gamewinner last season. The Red is riding high, though, after a second straight ECAC title, and hopes to prevent history from repeating itself against Mercyhurst this weekend.

The Cornell men’s lacrosse team will open its Ivy League season this Saturday when it plays host to Yale at 1 p.m. The Red is coming off a successful 12-9 upset against No. 2 Virginia, a win which elevated the Red to eighth place in the USILA Coaches Poll and kept its unbeaten streak alive. Historically, the series against Yale has been a story of Cornell conquests. The long-time rivalry between the two Ivy foes dates back to 1916, when the Red toppled the Bulldogs, 5-1, to set the tone for decades to come. With one recent exception being a slipup in 2012, the Red has posted a nearly flaw-

less record against the Bulldogs, holding a 49-23-1 record in the series. The two squads most recently matched up last March, with Cornell coming out on top, 12-10. If history is any indicator, the Red has a good shot to walk off the field with its 50th win against the Bulldogs and the claim to fame of being one of three undefeated teams remaining in Division 1 NCAA men’s lacrosse, alongside No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 Johns Hopkins. However, understanding that the Bulldogs are not to be taken lightly, the squad has been training hard to refine its skills in preparation for the matchup, according to junior captain Matt


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Ivy play | Junior midfielder Connor Buczek, who had three goals against Virginia last weekend, looks to lead the Red against Yale on Saturday.

Donovan. “This week we’re focusing a lot on shooting and handling the ball, because when we play with discipline and poise, we’re a tough team to beat. We’re excited for this one,” Donovan said. The Red has proven the depth of its roster this season through the first five games. Senior face-off specialist Doug Tesoriero set the school record for career faceoff wins, holding 541 for a fourth place ranking in NCAA Division I. Tesoriero’s ground ball game has also been solid this season, consistently giving the Red possession and the ability to generate more scoring opportunities. Junior captain Matt Donovan has earned back-toback Ivy Player of the Week honors. He scored the overtime game-winner against Michigan in week one and tallied two goals and three assists to help the Red pull off the upset against Virginia. Freshman Christian Knight was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after making 15 saves in his first collegiate start in the Virginia match to help keep the Red in the game. With experienced leadership at the helm, the Bulldogs nevertheless pose a threat to the Red. They are See M. LAX page 11

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