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Cornellians sound off on why they believe investment banking is so popular among graduates. | Page 3
The men’s ice hockey team lost to Union Friday, ending their chance at a bid to the ECAC finals. | Page 15
James Rainis ’14 praises Adam DeVine’s “weird” and “self-deprecating” performance at Bailey Hall Friday. | Page 8
C.U.Approves $1,920 Increase in Tuition For Undergraduates Most students on aid won’t see large impact By ANUSHKA MEHROTRA Sun News Editor
Undergraduate students across all seven colleges will pay an additional $1,920 in tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year, the University announced Thursday. The total cost of attending Cornell — which includes tuition, room and board and required fees — will increase to $60,728 from $58,808 for all out-of-state contract or endowed college undergraduates due to budget changes approved by the Board of Trustees. The cost of attending Cornell has increased by more than $10,000 in the last five academic years, The Sun previously reported. Barbara Knuth, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, said financial aid awards will generally increase to account for the rise in tuition. “What you see is a “If an undergraduate student is divide between social receiving financial aid and his or her perclasses.” sonal and family financial circumstances have not changed, then the financial aid Andrew Soluk ’15 award will typically increase,” she said. “So what the student on aid sees as the actual cost of attendance that has to be paid by the student — and family — will not change in most cases.” Tutition for endowed and out-of-state contract college students will rise 4.25 percent next year, while tuition for in-state contract college students will go up 6.62 percent, according to to the University. See TUITION page 4
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Marching onward | Student protesters, including future Cornell Law School Dean Eduardo Peñalver ’94, march in commemoration of the 1969 Willard Straight Hall Takeover in an April 20, 1994 Sun photo.
Future Cornell Law Dean Was Leader of ’93 Day Hall Occupation By TYLER ALICEA Sun Managing Editor
Last week, the University announced Eduardo Peñalver ’94 will serve as the next dean of Cornell Law School. Over 20 years ago, however, University administrators were considering suspending Peñalver. In November 1993, Peñalver was a leader of a four-day occupation of Day Hall, which resulted
in two reported confrontations with Cornell police, The Sun previously reported. While suspension charges were dropped against Peñalver and other student protesters, this was not the only time Peñalver — who was president of La Asociación Latina — voiced his concerns against the University through a variety of rallies and protests.
Merchants: Alcohol ‘Big Part’ of C-Town Economy By JONATHAN KWEE Sun Staff Writer
Alcohol sales play a vital role in the Collegetown economy, with some business owners attributing the sale of alcohol to over one-third of their revenue. “The economy of Collegetown is stu-
dents; and since alcohol is a central part of the college experience it’s a big part of the [Collegetown] economy,” said Jason Burnham, owner of the convenience store Jason’s Grocery and Deli. Although Burnham said alcohol represents about 20 percent of his total sales, he said he believes that alcohol has an even
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Late nights | Some business owners say they have had to adopt alternate methods to spot fake identifications due to an increase in the quality of false IDs produced.
greater financial impact on the Collegetown economy due to the products that people buy before and after consuming alcohol. “It’s not just the alcohol sales,” Burnham said. “If they go to a party, they might buy makeup, gum and water before they go, and when they come back, they’re buying cigarettes, chips [and] bagel bites.” This form of purchasing behavior has led to a predictable flow of business, Burnham said. “The biggest hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights — between 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. when people are getting ready to go out — and then around 1 and 2 a.m. when they’re coming back from going out,” Burnham said. Selling alcohol is not stress-free, however. Merchants said they msut be careful to comply with regulations from the state liquor authority, which can impose harsh penalties on stores which do not follow regulations. Matthew Taylor, a manager at Stella’s Cafe, said that while the sale of alcohol can be of benefit to businesses, owners must be See ALCOHOL page 4
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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle At Intersection A pedestrian was struck by a car at the intersection of North Meadow Street and West Court Street Saturday evening, according to the Ithaca Police Department. According to an IPD press release, when patrol officers arrived at the scene, the pedestrian was “located on the side of the road, conscious, breathing and sitting up, with apparent injuries to the head.” Ithaca Rescue assisted at the scene and Bangs Ambulance transported the pedestrian, the release said. Witnesses said the pedestrian had passed in front of the vehicle during a green light as it was traveling northbound on North Meadow Street. The pedestrian — who had not been in the crosswalk — was ticketed for the accident, according to the press release. — Compiled by Noah Rankin
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Cornell Defies National Trend With 79 Percent of Faculty Tenured
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sors,” he said. Echoing Burns’ sentiment, Siliciano said that the University benefits from having a “strong Despite a recent congressional study stating and tailored mix of different kinds of faculty.” that adjuncts represent half of all higher educa“[There is] no set ratio between [adjunct and tion faculty in the United States, adjuncts still tenured] faculty,” he added. “The right combiremain a minority at Cornell. nation [of adjunct and tenured] will vary conAccording to the Cornell University siderably among different fields and colleges.” Factbook — a compilation of current and However, all seven of Cornell’s undergraduate recent historical statistical information issued by colleges exhibit a remarkably similar composithe University — 79 percent of all faculty mem- tion of faculty, according to Factbook data. bers are tenured. All seven of the colleges’ facAmong undergraduate facululties are between 71 and 85 ty, 81 percent — or 1,093 peo- “We actually don’t have percent tenured, with an averlarge numbers of ple — are tenured. 17 percent age of 78 percent tenured faculof undergraduate faculty are on ty, the data said. adjunct faculty.” tenure track, and the other two The College of Agriculture percent — 22 people — are not and Life Sciences has the highJohn Siliciano on tenure track, the Factbook est share of tenured faculty — said. 85 percent, or 311 people. “We actually don’t have large numbers of Five of the other colleges have between 75 adjunct faculty,” John Siliciano ’75, senior vice and 80 percent tenured faculty. The lowest perprovost for academic affairs, said. centage of tenured faculty is in the School of According to the Factbook, faculty are Industrial and Labor Relations, with 71 percent. defined by three professioral ranks — part-time, Three colleges — the School of Hotel clinical and acting. Adjunct, visiting, courtesy Administration, College of Human Ecology, and and emeritus appointments are excluded from College Architecture, Art and Planning — have this definition. no faculty who are not tenured or on track for Prof. Joe Burns, Ph.D. ’66, astronomy, dean tenure. of the University faculty, said adjunct professors Siliciano said the University still “relies heavare “quite rare at Cornell.” ily” on tenure and tenure track faculty, along “[Adjunct professors are] usually research col- with other full-time academic faculty. leagues from other universities who visit often, “Tenured faculty are expected to be carrying or outside industry, or past Cornell faculty who out world-class research while providing quality have moved to new jobs but stay on the Cornell teaching,” he said. “Because of their tenure, they faculty to finish advising grad[uate] students,” are freer to challenge conventional ideas.” he said. According to Burns, a mix of tenured and non-tenure track faculty is “best.” “[This mix] allows more change among the Zoe Ferguson can be reached at faculty but also attracts the highest-level profes- email@example.com. Sun Staff Writer
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Investment Banking, Asset Management Attract Students By SCOTT GARTENBERG Sun Staff Writer
Some are saying that while the field of investment banking is popular within the financial industry due to its large payouts, other fields of finance such as asset management and private wealth management are also emerging in popularity. Kwesi Acquay ’14, a student in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, said he believes that investment banking is popular because of its role as a “premier launch pad to a successful career in finance.” “Investment banking has consistently been the most popular field in finance, especially at Cornell,” Acquay said. “A number of the most successful finance
professionals started in investment banking.” Acquay, who spent his sophomore and junior summers in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, will return to the firm as a full-time analyst after graduation. Fred Staudmyer, assistant dean for career management at the Johnson School of Management, said he believes investment banking is popular because it can provide a foundation for other fields for financial analysts down the road. “Not only is there a good career [in investment banking] — there are good exits into other areas of finance, including private equity,” Staudmyer said. “People go into investment banking because it is a challenging and fast paced career, a good place to start and is high-
paying.” But investment banking is not the only field that students with financial aspirations can enter, according to Staudmyer. He said that asset management and private wealth management are two other fields that are lucrative, with the latter growing at a fairly rapid pace. “One new thing in finance that more and more MBAs are interested in is private wealth management,” he said. “The difference [between asset management and private wealth management] is that asset managers manage institutional money and private wealth managers manage personal money.” With regards to the financial industry as a whole, Acquay said that “finance jobs are not just about finance.” “Understanding the client’s needs and environment guides all financial decision making and is paramount,” he said.
“One needs to start understanding the underlying macroeconomic and industry trends that drive companies and the factors that will affect them positively or negatively.” According to Staudmyer, banks are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and math skills. However, these skill sets must be accompanied by a high emotional intelligence. “It is an interesting mix of [not only] having finance and quantitative backgrounds but also having enough emotional intelligence to be able to deal with clients,” he said. “Connecting with others is really critical in financial services.” Staudmyer added that the ability to build credible relationships is of paramount importance in business careers. Scott Gartenberg can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Week in Review Ed Helms, Best Known as ‘Andy Bernard,’ to Speak at Cornell Convocation Ed Helms, actor and comedian, will speak to graduating seniors at convocation this year, according to the Class of 2014 Convocation Committee. Ludacris, Matt and Kim Will Perform on Slope Day Rap artist Ludacris will perform on Slope Day. Indie rock group Matt and Kim will open for Ludacris, the Slope Day Programming Board announced Thursday.
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Students gather in Okenshields to eat sushi at Japan U.S. Association’s Sushi Night on Saturday.
Ithaca Landlord Fined $38,500 for Over-Occupying Property Ithaca Landlord Cheryl Beach was fined $38,500 and convicted of 154 counts of over-occupying a Collegetown house at 403 Elmwood Ave., according to the City of Ithaca. — Compiled by Anushka Mehrotra
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Collegetown Merchants Student:Tuition Rise a‘National Say False Identification Trend,’ Not Unique to University Remains ‘Big Problem’ TUITION
“What you see is a divide between social classes where the middle is left out. There are a lot of students who will graduate [with] debt just to have Prof. Ronald Ehrenberg, industrial and labor the Cornell logo on their diploma,” he said. relations, economics echoed Knuth’s sentiments, International students — many of whom do not saying the tuition increase will have a minimal receive aid — could face “drastic financial conseeffect on students who receive aid. quences” from the tuition hikes, according to “Students on Cornell grant aid will not face any Enrico Bonatti ’14, international liaison at-large increased tuition costs unless their families’ for the Student Assembly. incomes have increased at a faster rate than “If an international student does not [receive] tuition,” he said. financial aid on the year of their acceptance, they Additionally, there is no increase in housing or will not be able to apply again,” he said. “So many dining rates for students that choose to live and eat international students that were accepted and were on-campus, according to the University. not eligible for financial aid could suddenly find “Because Cornell’s housing and dining rates themselves in need, but without any possibility to have not increased, if [students apply.” receiving aid] live and dine off camHowever, S.A. President pus, they will have to figure out a “Cornell is not unique Ulysses Smith ’14 said it is way to pay for any cost,” Ehrenberg in raising its tuition.” important to recognize that said. tuition increases are a nationSome students said they were wide trend. Smith ’14 Ulysses concerned by what they described “It is important ... [to] really as “outrageous” and “disappointshift our focus on figuring out ing” tuition hikes. strategies to make higher educa“Over the past decades, tuition has increased tion more affordable and accessible for students,” faster than inflation, leaving many families strug- he said. “Cornell is not unique in raising its gling to fund their college education,” Marc tuition.” Masson ’17 said. “What about the students who In the 2013-14 academic year, tuition has come from moderate-income families and are not increased at an average rate of 1.9 percent at private eligible for financial aid, yet desperately need it?” nonprofit four-year institutions, according to the Both the 4.25 percent increase in tuition for College Board. out-of-state contract and endowed college students Smith added that the University is unique in the and the 6.62 percent increase for in-state contract extensive financial support it provides its undercollege students exceed the national annual infla- graduate students. tion rate of 1.1 percent, according to the Bureau of “We need to make sure that we are doing all Labor Statistics. that we can to bolster our financial aid programs Andrew Soluk ’15 also stressed the financial and grant opportunities for all students,” he said. burden the tuition hikes will have on students that do not receive financial aid, who make up approximately half of the undergraduates at the Anushka Mehrotra can be reached at University. email@example.com. Continued from page 1
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careful as the regulations “are something that can seriously affect a business.” “Alcohol is an important part of our business — about a third of our sales,” Taylor said. “[However], there are issues that affect any business with a liquor license, and we take it as seriously as possible. It depends on the infraction, but there could be serious fines associated with [breaking the rules], depending if you are a repeat offender.” According to the New York State Liquor Authority’s website, additional penalties also include license suspension, civil penalties or even revocation of a store’s liquor license. Many of the major retailers of alcohol said they struggle with regulating sales to underage drinkers, attributing this problem to the rapid advancement in forms of fake identification. These penalties have led Collegetown merchants to adopt a tougher stance to ensure that regulations, such as the legal drinking age, are adhered to. However, some with liquor licenses said they believe that “fake IDs are a very big problem.” This story continues on cornellsun.com. Jonathan Kwee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Law School Dean Took Over Day Hall in’93
Eduardo Peñalver’94 was passionate activist during his time on the Hill PEÑALVER
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During one such rally in February 1994, Peñalver — who was rallying for the creation of a Latino living center on campus just months after the Day Hall takeover — commented on his activism on campus. “So much shit happens at this University, I think I could have a rally every day until the year 2016,” Peñalver said. Takeover of Day Hall
On Nov. 19, 1993, over 150 students linked arms across the Arts Quad after artwork in a Hispanic art exhibit on campus was vandalized with racial slurs and a swastika, The New York Times reported in 1993. Students then marched to Day Hall, where they demanded a meeting with administrators outside of Cornell President Frank Rhodes’ office. Students met with Larry Palmer, then vice president for academic programs and campus affairs, who spoke with them for approximately 90 minutes before reaching out to Rhodes, who was in Philadelphia for the 100th Cornell and University of Pennsylvania football game, The Sun reported. Eventually, students gave Palmer a list of demands, which included a request that the University provide a written guarantee that senior administrators would meet Latino student leaders on campus by Nov. 30, 1993 and a condemnation of the defaced artwork. “These are not requests,” “So much Peñalver said to Palmer about list. “These are demands.” shit happens theAfter speaking with Rhodes over the phone, Palmer told at this students that the president University, I would meet with them in a private meeting on Dec. 3, think I could which was the last day of classes that semester, The have a rally Sun reported. Students, however, every day would not accept the bargain. until the Ralliers in Day Hall year 2016.” said they would not accept a private meeting and instead said a meeting must Eduardo be open to the public because Peñalver ’94, they believed administrators speaking in would not keep promises made February 1994 during a closed meeting. What followed was a four-day-long sit-in within the administration building. After Palmer left the building, Cornell Police blocked the entrances of Day Hall and allowed students to leave the building but not enter. Police did not attempt to remove the students from the building, The Sun reported. During the first night of the takeover, students held a candlelight vigil outside of Day Hall in honor of those occupying the building, The Sun reported. Peñalver addressed students from a window on the third floor, where he said he was “happy to see some solidarity.” Crowds outside of Day Hall eventually stormed inside the building, pushing aside an officer who was guarding the entrance, The Sun reported. Later the next day, students stormed the building again and pushed their way through police to get through the entrance of the building. Two officers sustained minor injuries, one of which was a knee injury that hospitalized the one officer. Students inside the building attempted to use use pay phones in Day Hall to contact media outlets; however, Cornell severed all of the phone connections within the building by Saturday morning. The occupation of Day Hall took place until Nov. 22 when administrators agreed to hold a meeting with
protest leaders, The Sun reported. Upon exiting the building, the building’s former occupiers were greeted by approximately 250 students. Peñalver said the protesters decided to exit the building because “it would have been counterproductive to remain in the building any longer,” The Sun reported. “This is not
the end when we come down,” Peñalver said to students outside of Day Hall when announcing the protesters’ decision to leave the building. “We’re not saying we’re through.” On March 19, 1994, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of a Latino Living Center on campus and in the following August, the center was established on West Campus. In 2000, the Latino Living Center moved to Anna Comstock Hall, where it resides to this day. ‘The People, United, Will Never Be Defeated.’
Peñalver was also involved with other causes during his days as a student. On April 19, 1994 nearly 250 Cornellians and Ithacans commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Willard Straight Hall Takeover — a 36-hour takeover of Willard Straight Hall in 1969 that resulted from racial tensions on campus — by rallying on Ho Plaza, The Sun reported on April 20, 1994. Pe ñ a l v e r, who was the first “I’m glad to speaker at the rally, said he was see there are pleased at the a lot of attendance of the rally. Latinos here “I’m glad to see there are a lot of commemoLatinos here commemorating the Straight rating the Takeover because it’s all the Straight same struggle,” he said. Following the rally on Takeover Ho Plaza, students marched down because it’s College Avenue from the Straight all the same — chanting “The struggle.” people, united, will never be defeated” — Eduardo before making Peñalver ’94, their way to the speaking on f o r m e r C h r i s t i a n o ’s April 19, 1994 Pizza on Aurora Street. Just two days before the Wil lard Straight Takeover anniversary, Peñalver — along with a group of approximately 40 other students — picketed outside of Christiano’s for over five hours, The Sun reported. One student alleged that workers of the pizzeria were forced to work 70 to 80 hours per week and were paid below the minimum wage, The Sun reported. At the time, Peñalver said the student groups present were planning to protests in front of the restaurant until their demands were met or until Christiano’s was driven out of business. “I wonder how good pizza tastes when someone is working for $2 an hour … 16 hour days … 7 days a week,” Peñalver said once the students stopped in front of the pizzeria, which Cornellians were boycotting at the time for alleged unfair labor practices against the restaurant’s employees. Tyler Alicea can be reached at email@example.com. MIDDLE PHOTO CREDIT: WYLL PUGH / SUN FILE PHOTO TOP AND BOTTOM IMAGE CREDIT: SCANNED FROM THE NOV. 22 AND 23, 1993 ISSUES OF THE CORNELL DAILY SUN
Top photo: Protesters occupying Day Hall in November 1993 cheer on ralliers who have come to show support for their cause outside of the building.
Middle photo: Future Law School Dean Eduardo Peñalver ’94, pictured in a Nov. 23, 1993 Sun photo, exits the Space Sciences Building after meeting with administrators following that year’s Day Hall Takeover.
Bottom photo: A student explains methods of passive resistance to protesters sitting in the intersection of Tower Road and East Avenue on Nov. 23, 1993.
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Affirmative action deserves respect To the Editor: Re: “THROWDOWN THURSDAY: Is the Tide Turning Against Affirmative Action?,” Opinion, March 20 Julius Kairey’s column is yet another distortion of the debate regarding affirmative action. First, Kairey and other opponents of affirmative action carry the burden of explaining why race comes under such high scrutiny when universities already base admissions on many other non-academic qualities such as gender, geography and legacy. Including race is a matter of consistency: It is affirmative action’s opponents who are “continuously injecting race into our politics,” not the other way around, as Kairey asserts. Second, Kairey does not lend to the goal of diversity an appropriate level of legitimacy. In a Supreme Court case dealing with affirmative action this past summer, Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania, along with more than 50 Fortune-100 companies, the Boston and New York State Bar Associations and even the National Association of Basketball Coaches filed briefs asking the AffiCourt to uphold affirmative action to maintain the “compelling state interest of diversity.” Moreover, in a current case before the Court regarding affirmative action in Michigan, the National Education Association, a three million member organization composed mostly of educators, argues that the benefits of diversity on campus include “cross-racial understanding, fostering more enlightening classroom discussion, promoting better learning outcomes and preparing students for an increasingly diverse workforce and society.” The Supreme Court has recognized these realities three times throughout our history — in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke in 1978, Grutter v. Bolliger in 2003 and Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin in 2013. It’s time we stop undermining such a crucial American value, and instead lend it the respect it deserves.
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Research Assistants:Your Work Matters,Just Less
eaningful collaboration and a positive, enriching academic climate — these facets enhance the student and faculty experience at Cornell immeasurably. I love being at an institution where we are encouraged to have conversations and work on research across different offices, departments, fields and disciplines. Cornell’s graduate students and faculty members all benefit from the open, cordial and collaborative discourse on campus. I oppose any change that could breed resentment and foster latent dissatisfaction amongst grad students, or between grad students and faculty members. A recent change at Cornell has this potential. Six-hundred thirty four dollars annually. That is how much less most graduate research assistants will earn for their stipends next year compared to graduate teaching assistants. That gap in stipend rates could grow over the next several years; soon the difference could be far greater. All Cornell graduate students are very dedicated to their teaching and research. The implicit message that research assistants represent an underclass disturbs me. In late January, Cornell’s Board of Trustees gave its final approval to the administration’s recommendation that teaching assistants receive a 2.7 percent stipend increase next year (similar to increases in the last few years), while research assistants receive a zero percent stipend increase. This is the first time in several decades that Cornell’s mandated minimum stipend rate has varied between different types of grad students. Of course, as in any budgetary situation, there is nuance. Individual faculty and/or individual departments could pay their research assistants more than the minimum. I have already heard of departments that plan to take this action because they do not support treating the two groups of students inequitably. I do not expect many faculty and departments to follow suit. Faculty are already allowed to pay their research assistants more than the minimum, but this happens very rarely in most departments at Cornell. With this change, it will become much more common that students in the same field and the same lab or office receive different stipend levels. Additionally, because many graduate students switch back and forth between teaching and research assistantships, it will also become more frequent that a single student will be paid different amounts in different semesters, potentially receiving a substantial pay cut at some point. The administration believes that many students who take R.A. positions, had they not come to Cornell, would have gone to universities with lower stipend rates (for
example, flagship state universities instead of the Ivies). That Cornell can still compete for these students, even with paying them less relative to T.A.s, is part of the defense for the change. Further, the administration argues this change is needed to help faculty become more competitive for grants. If faculty can pay research assistants less money (in inflation-adjusted dollars), then they can write a grant for the same research at a lower cost, hopefully increasing their chance of receiving funding. I enthusiastically endorse research productivity at Cornell, and support faculty in their research efforts; I strongly feel that this is not a “students vs. faculty” issue. I have spoken with several professors who oppose this change (in fact, from my limited conversations, more faculty oppose than support it). A few other graduate student leaders and I have known about this issue since October; at that time and thereafter we strongly encouraged the administration to garner feedback from a wide range of graduate students. This further consultation did not occur. We are surprised and disappointed that when the administration discussed this issue with us early on, and when it was discussed with the Board of Trustees, not one reference was made to this change’s potential effect on collaboration and the academic climate on campus. I cannot support a policy that exacerbates the disparity in compensation between graduate students. Some grad students — for example, engineers — are paid more today, but the new policy makes differences in pay highly variable and widespread. All grad students do substantial, meaningful, important work. We also value each other’s work. We do not want to foster the perception that an underclass of graduate students exists. The other elected graduate student leaders and I are proud to be Cornellians. We are proud of Cornell’s progressive policies on graduate compensation to date (it is a major part of what drew us to Cornell). Nonetheless, we are disappointed with this change. We look forward to working with President David Skorton, Provost Kent Fuchs and Dean of the Graduate School Barb Knuth to revisit what we view as a misguided decision. To all graduate students out there: Your representatives on the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly and I are your elected leaders; please let us know your feelings on this issue.
With this change, it will become much more common that students in the same field and the same lab or office receive different stipend levels.
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Cross-Eyed and Painful
The Story Behind The Data
went to Stuyvesant High School in New York City, which at Cornell is not a rare occurrence. Two weeks ago, two pieces of news about my alma mater appeared: The first was that our ex-librarian was convicted of plotting to kidnap, rape, torture and kill women and girls. We all slept better! The second bit of news was that thousands of hopeful eighth-graders received offers of admission from Stuyvesant and the other Specialized High Schools that require the Specialized High School Admissions Test. 27,817 students took the test, and 952 of those received offers from Stuyvesant. That made for an effective 3.4 percent admission rate. The SHSAT is enormously competitive; combined with tens of thousands of hopeful parents every year who want to get their children into a Specialized High School, the test is a hotbed of controversy. At the forefront is the test’s enormous racial disparity: of 952 seats, only seven were offered to black students. This is down from last year, when nine black students were admitted into Stuyvesant. Numbers like these are abhorrent, especially in a public school system where 70 of the students are either black or Hispanic. At the heart of the racial disparity argument is that wealthy families spend thousands of dollars to send their children to expensive prep classes — resources that many New York families cannot afford. The NAACP filed a discrimination complaint with the Justice Department in 2012, and the investigation into that complaint is still pending. One of Mayor DeBlasio’s campaign promises was to scrap the SHSAT for a more diverse admissions system including grades, portfolios, and extracurricular activities. This looks like a campaign promise he is unlikely to fulfill, because the admissions process is enshrined in State law and the State Senate is adamant about maintaining the test as-is. Almost all my friends, and the students at Stuyvesant for that matter, resist any changes to the SHSAT. Every year, when admissions results are released, come the calls for reforming the SHSAT test — I still remember the year when I walked past Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now protesters on my way to school. Every year students feel offense toward calls for reform, and I don’t blame them: We all believed that we earned our spots at Stuyvesant because we are smart. That belief is not delusional. I have
Twenty-two percent of black students and 22 percent of hispanic students took the test, but only four and seven percent, respectively, were offered admission. never encountered a higher concentration of intelligent people in my life. But we irrationally treat every call for reform as an existential threat. Somehow, changing the test and acknowledging its flaws calls into question our own hard work in earning those coveted spots at Stuyvesant. I used to think this way too — I didn’t pay for test prep, so why are protesters lumping me with those who do? But over the past few years, I’ve changed my mind. At first, I thought that the problem of test prep meant the solution was offering low-income students free test prep, until I learned that program already exists. Then I thought that the racial disparity existed because not enough black and Hispanic students were taking the test — but actual data showing that black and Hispanic students take the test in roughly equal proportion to Asian students proved me wrong. It was this last bit of data that convinced me there was something fundamentally flawed with the test: 22 percent of black students and 22 percent of Hispanic students took the test, but only four and seven percent, respectively, were offered admission. There are truly no winners in this debate, because for all its flaws the SHSAT does admit the equally important form of economic diversity. Fortyfour percent of all students in the school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, something that Cornell itself could do well to start focusing on. The students I respected the most were those who had little, but genuinely worked and studied hard to prove they were phenomenally smarter than I am. If there are any extant examples left in America where education can immediately vaunt disadvantaged students into the upper echelons of society, it is this 44 percent. In addition, most Asian students, like me, were first-generation immigrants with parents that lack English fluency: We not only pulled all-nighters and napped during classes, but we had to deal with cultural boundaries, language barriers and enormous parental expectations back home. Few people snapped only because we were all in the same boat, like a pressure cooker support group. And as for how to actually change the SHSAT: I have no idea. DeBlasio did propose transitioning to grades and extracurricular activities, but the public high schools in NYC that already use it still struggle with diversity problems. The high school we get compared to a lot, Thomas Jefferson High School, in Virginia, uses portfolio admissions and they too struggle with racial diversity. Plus, thousands of educational institutions that use a portfolio assessment struggle with racial and economic diversity — they’re called colleges. But I’m comfortable with not having any solutions — this is a complicated and emotional issue. What is certain, however, is that there will be little reconciliation between both sides until we all recognize that is a real flaw with the SHSAT. Whatever that flaw is, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech alums should rest assured that such a flaw does not question hard work and academic ability. We are a bunch of math and science nerds. We love numbers and worship data. We should scrutinize our alma maters’ numbers and ask whether we like the story they tell us. Kai Sam Ng is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He may be reached at email@example.com. Cross-Eyed and Painful appears alternate Mondays this semester.
Comment of the day “It’s OK for the column to have taken on a different meaning for you, or for you to have new feelings towards this column. What matters most is surrounding yourself with people you love — they can help you find your way. Politics still matter. Don’t become discouraged just because you passed the apex of your activism on campus.” John Doe Re: “MOORE | How Do I Write All This?” Opinion, published March 18, 2014
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Understanding Comics ... And the Microsoft Surface S
econd semester comics. User interfaces dad about his new senior year I and applications, at tablet (only because I r e d i s c o v e r e d least on the Microsoft love him), but workcomics or, more specif- Surface Tablet, employ ing the Surface, ically, I discovered a a grammar based on applications and user comic that reignited word and image as interfaces requires my interest in comics well. And, understand- picking up on visual (which is ironic ing this grammar isn’t cues — the kind you because most teachers easy if you’re unfamil- find in comics. enjoy checked-out iar with it (As a full McCloud describes seniors almost as much disclosure, this col- how comics utilize as I enjoy justifying umn may have result- symbols and other reading comics as a ed from my frustrating visuals to convey freshman in college). experience coaching meaning. For examThe comic I discov- my dad with his new ple, if you didn’t ered was Surface). understand speech Understanding Comics Users struggle with bubbles you would by Scott McCloud, the Surface if they be really confused by which is actually a don’t understand its comics. Although I comic about comics. It comic-book-like com- see poofy clouds as sounds pretentious but bination of graphics talk more mornings the visuals are great and text directing than I would like and McCloud wrote users. Although I was (only because Ithaca the script, pencilled impressed my dad is so cold), you can’t the layouts and inked the artwork himself, making him a two-dimen- In the same way literature’s sional triple threat. grammar relies on words, a It’s an easy read comic’s grammar relies on symbols but it is witty, to bridge words and image. insightful and will make you rethink language, writing and art. I would high- replaced his iPad with argue speech bubbles ly recommend it even the Surface Pro — are an easily recognizif you have to justify sacrificing his over- able visual phenomeyour new found appre- sized iPhone’s sim- non. Most people ciation for comics the plicity for Surface’s know speech bubbles book will instill in versatility and power represent and convey you. — he couldn’t copy dialogue from left to U n d e r s t a n d i n g and paste with right, but try interComics describes how Microsoft Word dur- preting Manga comics combine both ing his first week with speech bubbles the words and pictures to it. He didn’t realize same way, and it will convey much more the little clipboard confuse you more than either can alone. designating copy and than the Windows 8 McCloud believes that paste on his laptop start screen on the comics articulate in would be identical on Surface confused my words what pictures the tablet despite the dad because they flow can’t, but at the same limited changes differently. time, use pictures Microsoft has made The Windows 8 when words fail. In the to Word since he Start Screen tiles look same way literature’s started using it in suspiciously like comic grammar relies on 1998. After all, why book panels, and a words, a comic’s gram- would Microsoft dras- speech bubble desigmar relies on symbols tically change Word nates the Surface’s to bridge word and when it makes lots of messaging application. image. However, I money by changing In the same way don’t think this tech- color scheme? speech bubbles might nique is limited to I may tease my confuse people who
don’t read comics, technologically challenged folk just haven’t adjusted to technologies’ visual lexicon. Understanding that the clipboard in Microsoft Word’s upper right hand corner represents a shortcut for copying and pasting text isn’t intuitive. But it is frustratingly obvious if you recognize the button from your email, your web browser and every free text editor you’ve ever downloaded to avoid shelling out 75 dollars for Microsoft Office. In Understanding Comics, Scott McC l o u d describes how comics books employ a combination of words, pictures and symbols to prod readers along. Like the Surface, most user interfaces and applications work similarly. So much so, that Google actually asked McCloud to design a comic explaining Chrome for its 2008 release. The folks at Google must also know that comics, user interfaces and applications are similar not only because they are both foreign to my dad, but also because they both combine text and graphics to guide users and readers. Eric Schulman is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Schulman’s Schtick appears alternate Mondays this semester.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ‘Tight Butthole’: Adam DeVine Gets Weird and Self-Deprecating
CUPB Brings the Workaholics Star To Bailey Hall BY JAMES RAINIS Sun Senior Writer
Adam DeVine, the high-energy maniac who plays Adam DeMamp on cult Comedy Central show Workaholics, has founded a career based on gross-out humor, absurdist pop-culture references and the knife-sharp parodization of all things bro. He and castmates Anders Holm and Blake Anderson have developed into a millennial version of the Three Stooges, exhibiting a physical rapport and insider lexicon that can only come from performers who have been friends for over a decade. And though Adam DeVine has struck out on his own with the standup showcase/weekly rager fantasy Adam DeVine’s House Party, he still occupied a space in my mind as someone who excels as an ensemble member. With Friday evening’s CUPBsponsored performance at Bailey Hall, Cornell got to experience an Adam DeVine separate — but not entirely different — from the Adam DeMamp character we’ve all grown to know and love. Bailey Hall — typically the refuge of classical performances, jazz combos and
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polite pop fare ranging from Billy Joel to John Legend — saw itself awash in an entirely alien clientele. Replacing the thoughtful grad students, bespectacled music aficionados and cultured professors were a cadre of stoners, fratboys and fratboy stoners. One favorite attendee of mine — oh, let’s call him Chad — was decked out in a backwards hat, tanktop and vest, ensuring maximum torso warmth while exposing his bare “guns.” I can only imagine that later that night he was either transforming into some ragetastic superhero and rescuing a party from near-destruction with the acquisition of one last 30-rack of Keystone Light or being a complete and incredible asshole to everyone on line in front of him at CTP. Adam Ray had the pleasure of warming this crowd up, and things got off to an admittedly rocky start: Audience members began inanely shouting references to Adam DeVine’s Mail Order Comedy skits, refused to explain exactly what Hotel Ezra Cornell is and denied ever having heard of an Olive Garden (okay, there may not technically be one in Ithaca and it may be a somewhat tired comedic topic, but we should have been a bit more willing to hear him out). Ray finally struck a nerve after observing that, wow, almost everybody in the front row was high as balls. The humor, as anticipated, was lowbrow — jokes primarily revolved around drugs, sex, alcohol and trannies — but he pulled it all together in a likeable manner that almost came off as improvisation. Though views of his standup on YouTube confirmed that Ray was actually working off of a playbook, his playful banter with the audience loosened us up perfectly, even if it overshadowed a lot of his prepared material. “Are you ready for the best night of your lives?” Adam DeVine asked as he hit the stage, clad in a denim vest that just screamed “ready to party.” He then lowered expectations, suggesting that it would only be the night of our lives if a squad of hot girls came in, stuck up the place with
pistols and then proceeded to suck each and every dick on the premises. He just keeps digging into the bit, suggesting a scenario where an old woman on her deathbed is telling a child about this hypothetical best night of her life, and then finally breaks COURTESY OF COMEDY CENTRAL off, muttering “That’s stupid” and laughing and elicited funny, insightful answers at how preposterous things had gotten. DeVine proceeded to do this through- (“What do you guys do when you get out the night, especially following jokes stuck while writing Workaholics?” that even he had to admit were a little “Umm…weed?”). Most, however, were immature, obvious or weird. It was a slightly awkward: If the girls who asked charmingly self-deprecating way to go what bar DeVine was partying at weren’t about a set of standup comedy. It remind- obvious enough, the girls who demanded ed me of Jon Stewart’s propensity to just that he tell them how many girls he’s slept make that face (you know the one) when with were confirmation that DeVine’s a joke goes over poorly on The Daily become something of a sex symbol, if Show. Such actions give an allowance for only for the type of people who ask comedians trying something a little edgy, extremely personal questions in front of off-beat or new, and DeVine’s set benefit- one thousand strangers. Many inquisitors were either baked or, in the case of one ted greatly from its looseness. That’s not to say the man does not extremely aggressive balcony-sitter, have some genuinely hilarious material. drunker than an acapella after-party. This Though DeVine’s Workaholics perfor- was no problem for DeVine and Ray, who mances are the result of persistent exhibited a natural chemistry as they improv-work, his jokes reveal a certain teased the crowd and answered questions craft and ironic detachment. In a bit with incredulous wit. Adam DeVine’s talent is obvious: about a fan whose response to recognizing him was exceptionally crass, he Turning jokes as stupid as “If you had no emphasizes how memorable it was by arms, would you wave like this!” into describing running into them at Burger funny, bald-faced and, occasionally, King before turning the joke on himself almost touching stories. Though he — “Here are your fries! Pitch Perfect 2 works best with others — his back-andwas not the hit I anticipated.” It’s a well- forth with Ray was a highlight that feabuilt and rewarding style that he called tured both comedians at full bore — his upon throughout his set, which included joke-writing is nothing to be sneezed at, jokes about his father’s intolerance, his and the loose, inquisitive way in which he favorite STDs and childhood infatuations prods his material for a new nuance or with magic tricks and Arnold fold is indicative of a restless comedic Schwarzenegger (“Wouldn’t you prefer a mind. In short, DeVine’s set, like much poster of Christie Brinkley?” “No way, of his television acting and writing, was “tight butthole.” Dad! Have you seen Arnold’s pecs?”). The set concluded with a Q-and-A session with DeVine moderated by Adam James Rainis is a senior in the College of Ray, and the results were sort of prepos- Agriculture and Life Sciences. He can be reached at terous. Some questions were thoughtful, email@example.com.
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Arts Around Ithaca The Miners’ Hymns
Easy Star All-Stars
7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Sage Chapel
9:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Haunt
Cornell Cinema will give a free showing of The Miners’ Hymns at Sage Chapel this week. A documentary about the now-defunct coal mining industry in Northeast England, this film uses footage from the British Film Institute and the BBC to document the lives, culture and politics of the community members whose livelihood once depended on the region’s mining tradition. The footage is paired with an original score by Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson, played by brass ensembles and inspired by each of the documentary’s coal mines.
Dan Smalls Presents will bring one of the foremost international dub reggae groups, Easy Star All-Stars, to The Haunt for a concert that is sure to delight. The international touring group is best known for their best-selling tribute albums, including 2006’s Radiodread and 2009’s Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band, which replicate the most acclaimed and beloved records from the last 50 years. The band will jam with their special, unique classic rock covers, infused with reggae island beats and a funk all their own this Sunday. Another upcoming dub group, Thunder Body, will open. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20.
— Kaitlyn Tiffany
— Sean Doolittle
LGDF/Cultivating Space: Mid-Levels 5:00 p.m. on Monday at Milstein Hall
LGDF/Cultivating Space: Mid-Levels is a one-night-only performance at Milstein Hall, during which dancers will perform on various levels in the hall’s dome. Directors Jumay Chu and E.D. Intemann describe the intent of the project saying that it “explores the dramatic and psychological imaginings of a space conceived by dancers and pedestrians together.” This performance is part of a larger project, which will be performed at the Schwartz Center on May 1 and May 3. — Kaitlyn Tiffany
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March Madness: Dirty South vs. East Side T is’ the season for brackets. Inspired by March Madness, we’ve compiled a tournament of rappers, region by region to determine who, in 2014, is the finest wordsmith around. We’ll see which rapper “spits” the “dopest” “bars” and which “drops” the “firmest” “jawns.” Who moves on and who goes home is determined by science as we’ve gone through the first round below. This tournament is an interactive experience, so mail your brackets along with $20 to 401 College Ave. Apt. 3.
DIRTY SOUTH: 1. Outkast vs. 8. Killer Mike If you just know Outkast as “that band who sang Hey Ya in middle school,” stop reading now. The duo, set to reunite in 2014, is the Colonel Sanders of southern fried rap … and Killer Mike is the free range chicken farmer hippy who still holds a grudge against Reagan. 2. 2 Chainz vs. 7. Big KRIT I’m a bigger fan of the cookbook that came with 2 Chainz’s album than I am of the actual album. “Put on your Versace apron” — Salmon Teriyaki, Step One. 3. Pusha T vs. 6. Lil Wayne Long in the featured role, Pusha stepped center stage with last year’s “My Name is My Name.” The album is all things awesome and solidifies Pusha’s legacy as something beyond supporting roles in G.O.O.D Music. Lil Wayne hit his apex in the summer of 2008. The Carter III was the soundtrack to Jewish summer camp. Then he went to prison and got real defensive about the contents of his cup. Hasn’t been too relevant since. 4. Rick Ross vs. 5. Ludacris “Get Back,” “Move B*tch,” “Get the F*** Back.” Slope Day’s 2014 headliner doesn’t like people getting in his way. The 300-pound
Rick Ross has likely spent much of his life getting in people’s way. Something’s got to give. “Devil is a Lie” might be the jam of the year so far, but Ludacris had a supporting role in Fred Claus, securing that key Paul Giamatti bump.
NIT: Wiz Khalifa, Future, Missy Elliot, Lil Jon (Turn down for what? This bracket). WEST COAST: 1. Kendrick Lamar vs. 8. Macklemore Macklemore texted us saying Kendrick should move on. K.Dot should be Poet Laureate. 2. Earl Sweatshirt vs. 7. Tyga Earl’s mom didn’t like her son cursing, so she shipped him to Samoan boarding school for a couple years. Imagine what Tyga’s mom did when she found her son’s “Make it Nasty” music video was actually just a porno? 3. Schoolboy Q vs. 6. Tyler, The Creator Q is the prince to Kendrick’s throne, with a bucket hat for a crown. And Tyler’s voice kind of scares us. 4. Ab Soul vs. 5. Game
NIT: Jay Rock, E-40, Casey Veggies EAST SIDE: 1. Chuck Corners 1. Jay Z vs. 8. Talib Kweli In “Moment of Clarity” Jay raps, “If skills sold, truth be told, I’d probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli ... But I did 5 mil — I ain’t been rhyming like Common since.” Maybe Jay could do conscious rap better than anyone too, but he follows the money. No shame in that. Kweli raps lyrics the world should hear; Hova raps lyrics the world wants to hear.
2. Joey Badass vs. 7. Action Bronson Joey is the most remarkable 19 year-old phenom since I enrolled at Cornell. But overseeing a crew of 47 Pro Era members is exhausting, which is why Joey has hardly put any new music out. Action is the prolific rapper/fine wine connoisseur that New York needs right now. He also knows how to handle himself at an old folk’s home (YouTube it).
3. A$AP Rocky vs. 6. A$AP Ferg The East Region is for Cinderellas. This intra-Mob matchup ends in an upset. Imagine if Garfunkel overtook Simon or if Casey Affleck were a better actor than Ben (he is but that’s for another column). Fergenstein absolutely refuses to take himself seriousBrian Gordon ly, and this boldness and spontaneity keeps drawing us back for more. &
Bring Da Ruckus Soulo can teach a class with his brain full of thesaurus vocabulary, but there are plenty of new age philoso-rappers in this bracket. Game is just far more west coast, embodying the spirit of NWA and 90’s rivalries.
4. Nas vs. 5. Nicki Minaj Minaj is more funky, fresh, hip and now. Nas is amongst the GOATs, but his most recent album was his second “Best of” compilation. Minaj is still going Platinum with new material. Also Nicki reps the major female rappers well, a category that’s unfortunately quite small. NIT: J Cole, Underachievers, CJ Fly MIDWEST: 1. Kanye West vs. 8. Freddie Gibbs
Freddie makes a strong case for an upset with his excellent new album, Piñata, in which he shares revealing stories of a rough upbringing. But Kanye is Kanye, who keeps challenging the boundaries of a sonic experience. Plus, word on the street is he’s not too fond of journalists who criticize him. 2. Eminem vs. 7. Jon Connor We have “Rap God” on Spotify and click play. Up to the 4:26 mark it’s a bit stale. What does Eminem still have to be angry about? Maybe his shtick is getting old. The early aughts were his time. Jon Connor, signed to Eminem’s label, is the future. Then the fast part comes in and by 4:42 we realize how silly it would be to bounce Mr. Mathers in the first round. 3. Chance the Rapper vs. 6. Chief Keef Perhaps the cruelest Round One matchup. That one of these rising rappers has to get knocked out this early is just a by-product of the Midwest being stacked. Chief knows how to start a banger party, but Chance epitomizes the quarter-life crisis type of contemplation that too many college kids are trudging through. Like we did with Andy from Toy Story, Chance is the rapper we want to grow up with. 4. Big Sean vs. 5. Danny Brown Danny Brown got head on stage in concert. That’s not why he’s moving on, but its a fact more interesting than anything Big Sean raps about. Brown’s latest album, Old, is fire too. NIT: Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi, Tech N9ne, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly Brian Gordon is a senior in the School of Industrial Labor Relations. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Harrison Okin is a senior in the School of Industrial Labor Relations. He can be reached at email@example.com. Bring Da Ruckus runs alternate Mondays this semester.
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Harvard Puts Up a Fight Against Michigan State SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — For 18 seconds on Saturday, it was happening. Harvard owned basketball, too. The school that churns out U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices, billionaire CEOs and Nobel Peace Prizes was taking a serious run at altering the discourse on this year’s NCAA tournament, as well. Harvard guard Laurent Rivard made a 3-pointer from the corner, looped his thumb and finger together around his eye — the “3point goggles” — and flashed a determined glare toward a group of Crimson fans in the stands who were coming unhinged with 7:12 left in the game. Someone in the Harvard nation tweeted: “rooting for the 1 percent.” The Ivy Leaguers had overcome a 16-point deficit to take a twopoint lead over Michigan State, a team that always comes up big on college basketball’s biggest stage. The next time down the floor, Spartans guard Travis Trice came back with a 3 to put his team back in the lead. A few minutes later, Michigan State was out of danger — not by much, though — on the way to an 80-73 victory that sent Harvard back home, but not without making a statement. “We showed everybody that we can come all year and play with the best,” sophomore guard Siyani Chambers said.
Mercer Unexpectedly Upsets Duke In NCAA Tournament RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer. The 8,300-student school from Macon, Ga., delivered the biggest shocker in an already topsy-turvy NCAA tournament on Friday, going into Duke’s backyard and knocking off the No. 3 seed Blue Devils 78-71. “This,” Atlantic Sun player of the year Langston Hall said, “is what March Madness is all about.” The 14th-seeded Bears — with a starting lineup of five seniors — came back from five points down in the last 4:52 as Duke’s offense collapsed. They sent home one of the true blue-blood programs, coached by Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski and starring freshman Jabari Parker, sure to be one of the top NBA picks this year. Mercer is coached by former Oklahoma Baptist player Bob Hoffman, who has banged around the coaching ranks from women’s teams to the American Basketball Association to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League. Next up: 11th-seeded Tennessee, which upset sixth-seeded Massachusetts 86-67, on Sunday in the third round. Jakob Gollon scored 20 points and Daniel Coursey scored 17, helping the Bears overcome a season-high 15 3-pointers from Duke. Mercer qualified for its first NCAA tournament since 1985 by winning the Atlantic Sun conference championship over Florida Gulf Coast, nicknamed “Dunk City” for the team’s above-the-rim offense. A year earlier, the Bears lost that game and watched FGCU advance to the Sweet 16.
Dodgers Defeat Diamondbacks In Season-Opening Series SYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under. Yasiel Puig had three hits and two RBIs to back a scoreless outing by Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Dee Gordon and Juan Uribe also had three hits for the Dodgers, who finished with 13 in beating Arizona starter Trevor Cahill for the first time. Sunday’s victory came after a 3-1 Dodgers win behind ace Clayton Kershaw in the opener Saturday. Cahill (0-1) came in 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA in 10 career starts against the Dodgers, but left in the fifth trailing 3-0. He gave up eight hits with just one strikeout and was charged with five runs and four walks in four innings. The Diamondbacks made three errors, two by catcher Miguel Montero. After trailing 7-0, Arizona scored once in the eighth and four times in the ninth, including Mark Trumbo’s two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen with two outs. Jansen struck out Gerardo Parra to end a game that featured 14 pitchers and lasted a minute more than 4 hours. “The first one I really enjoyed actually, this one not quite as much,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Arizona’s lateinning rally. “It was good to get it, and at the end of the day it’s a win. But it’s a kind of frustrating one. We walked seven guys the last four innings and we really gave them the chance to get back in the game.” Watching Florida Gulf Coast upset Georgetown and San Diego State last year gave the Bears an offseason’s worth of fuel. Hoffman said his players “worked harder than any team in the country individually to get a chance to get back to the same moment.”
Women Struggle in Final Minutes to Tie
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So I think we need to work on draw-control and on playing more stingy defense, so it takes them a little longer to score.” Graap was also quick to acknowledge the dual-nature of the game, as well as the deficiencies within her own squad. “I think [the game] was a story of [second] half and first half. The Big Red came out and played pretty strongly,” Graap said. “Certainly we felt good going into halftime with a 7-3 lead. Unfortunately for us, I feel we didn’t come out of halftime with a lot of fire or intensity, and they scored three quick goals.” However, Graap was also keen to highlight the positives to be drawn from the game, namely that Cornell did play half an hour of excellent lacrosse. “In a lot of ways, we’re a bit of a young team here and we’re a work in progress. I think we need to stay grounded in the fact that we do want to do better with every opportunity and with every game,” Graap said. “It doesn’t matter who comes in next; we have to make sure that Cornell is ready to present 60 minutes of lacrosse, not 30 minutes.” Hamdan Al Yousefi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tampa Bay Rays Find Success Over Red Sox FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore walked off the field after being hit in the mouth by a line drive that he partially blocked with his glove in the fourth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays’ 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. Moore got his glove up just in time to deflect a line shot by Boston’s Xander Bogaerts, recovering to throw out Bogaerts for the final out of the inning. Moore lifted his jersey up to his lip, which was bleeding. But that also ended Moore’s outing as he was driven from the field, sitting up in a cart. The Rays said Moore received a
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couple of stitches, but had no concussion symptoms. He will continue to be monitored. Moore’s injury comes just four days after Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was hit in the face by a liner and had surgery to repair a broken bone above his eye. Moore earned the win, going four innings without giving up a hit but allowing a run and four walks and four strikeouts and a wild pitch. Moore and right-handers Brandon Gomes and Juan Carlos Oviedo combined to hold the Red Sox hitless into the seventh inning before Bogaerts’ one-out single.
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Eduardo Nunez, shortstop for the New York Yankees, catches a ground ball during spring training at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa Fla.
Yankees Fall to Blue Jays Sunday TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda allowed three runs and six hits over six innings Sunday in New York’s 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Dioner Navarro had an RBI single in the second, which ended Pineda’s scoreless streak at 10 innings. The right-hander avoided further damage by getting an inning-ending double play from Ryan Goins with the bases loaded. Toronto scored twice in the fifth, on Pineda’s throwing error after fielding a bunt and a wild pitch. Considered the front runner, Pineda is competing with David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno for the final rotation spot behind opening day starter CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Masahiro Tanaka and Ivan Nova. Manager Joe Girardi is expected to announce the choice Tuesday. Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle gave up one run and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings. STARTING TIME Blue Jays: Buehrle made the start on his 35th birthday. “I just dropped the family off at the airport,”
Buehrle said. “I’m going to go home and clean up the house.” The left-hander took a shutout into the sixth before giving up a run on Derek Jeter’s doubleplay grounder. Buehrle will make his final spring training start in the first of two exhibition games in Montreal on Friday night against the New York Mets. Yankees: Pineda missed the past two years following right shoulder surgery. “I want to make it, Pineda said. “I want to stay with the team.” Nova is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Monday, an off day for the Yankees. TRAINER’S ROOM Blue Jays: Infielder Jose Reyes, who left after three innings of Saturday’s game due to left hamstring tightness, didn’t play, and is day to day. “He feels a little better,” manager John Gibbons said. “We still don’t think it’s a big deal.” Yankees: Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, scratched March 16 due to right calf tightness, took batting practice and ran the bases. He could return Tuesday in a minor league game.
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and intensity of the late George Boiardi, who captained the team 10 seasons ago. “We have [a] hard hat that sits on the sideline that symbolizes a George Boiardi-like effort, which is really winning the battle between the two restraining lines in the boxes,” Tesoriero said. “[We emphasize] just winning that effort and making sure if the ball’s on the ground, it’s a swarm.” As a result of his tenacity and aggression in going after ground balls, Tesoriero’s 12 of the day planted him firmly in the program’s record book as Cornell’s all-time leader in the category with an active 307. “I passed arguably one of the best goalies in Cornell history, Paul Schimoler [’89],” Tesoriero said. “It’s an honor to have that. It comes with hard work. I can’t really say it’s just me. My teammates also help put me in that situation. ... It’s definitely a team effort and a team record I feel. It’s a great accomplishment.” The Red will be on the road once more next weekend at Dartmouth before returning home after break to host Harvard and Syracuse. Chris Mills can be reached at email@example.com.
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Red Struggles to Get Bid to NCAA By EMILY BERMAN Sun Assistant Sports Editor
After a series of dramatic overtime wins against Harvard and Clarkson, the men’s ice hockey team’s season came to an abrupt end on Friday with a 5-2 semifinal loss to eventual champion Union. The loss ended the Red’s quest for its first ECAC title since 2010 and dashed the team’s chance to receive an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament. Union, who came into the tournament as the top seed, was the toughest opponent for the Red during its regular season, with Cornell having lost to the Dutchmen in both of its regular season contests. After advancing past the Red, Union beat Colgate in the championship game, 5-2, to claim its third straight ECAC title. “My hat is off to Cornell. I thought that was a really hardfought game,” Union head coach Rick Bennett said after his team’s semifinal win. “There were a lot of momentum shifts.” Union took the lead in just under 10 minutes, as Dutchmen senior Cole Ikkala slipped a backhander behind Red senior netminder Andy Iles to complete a Union offensive rush. With slightly less than three minutes remaining and the Red in the box for interference, Union added its second goal on a power play to send the Red into the first break down by two. Sophomore forward Christian Hilbrich cut the deficit to 2-1 six minutes into the second period, holding onto the puck during an odd-man rush and then wristing it over the glove of Union goalie Colin Stevens for an unassisted goal. Stevens ultimately finished the game with 24 saves, while Iles stopped 26. The last three minutes of the second period featured a series of “ blink or you will miss it” scoring changes. Union scored in minute 17 off of a defensive-zone turnover, but Cornell struck back less than a minute later off of a shot
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Stopping short | Even with the Red’s upsetting loss, senior goalkeeper Andy Isles was able to stop an impressive 26 goals in the Red’s Friday afternoon game against Union.
from junior defenseman Joakim Ryan from the left side of the blue line. However, Union added its fourth goal just 14 seconds after Ryan’s tally to restore the Dutchmen’s lead to 4-2. “[During] the back-and-forth in the second period, momentum was going both ways,” Hilbrich said. “Us as a team, we’ve got to capitalize when we get momentum and we didn’t. We had our chances and we just didn’t convert.” The Red had good power play chances in the third period, as Union senior Kevin Sullivan was penalized for hooking and top Union defenseman Mat Bodie sat in the box for delay of game. The Red had a brief 5-on-3 when those penalties overlapped, but the Dutchmen managed to hold off the Red despite the advantage. Union added a final empty-netter with 23 seconds left in the game to squash the Red’s comeback hopes. “Tip our hats to Cornell; they’re a great team,” Ikkala
said, echoing his coach’s previous comment. “It was a hockey game. They pushed, we pushed.” Along with the defeat, the Red failed to place high enough in the PairWise rankings to grab a space in the NCAA postseason tournament. After the Union game and before the NCAA bracket was announced, head coach Mike Schafer ’86 commented on the Red’s missed opportunities during the year, noting that if the Red had won some of its previous high-profile games, the team’s chances would have been better. Still, he said he was proud of his team’s accomplishments. “These guys competed hard all year long,” he said. “They did a great job this year.” Emily Berman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Fall to Rutgers by One in Nail-Biter Saturday By HAMDAN AL YOUSEFI Sun Staff Writer
The Cornell women’s lacrosse team, now 4-3 overall and 1-1 in league play, suffered a heartbreaking 9-10 loss to Rutgers at Schoellkopf Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It was truly a game of two halves as the Red went into the break with a solid 7-3 lead. Cornell got off to a bright start, looking keen to make up for its loss to Albany last week. The Red started off strong, up by two within the first five minutes. Junior attacker and co-captain Lindsay Toppe recorded the team’s second, and her 22nd
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Falling short | Junior Lindsay Toppe scored the first goal of the Red’s heartbreaking loss.
goal of the season after a mazy run and ing the score 7-5. It was downhill from take advantage of their penalties. “It did series of dummies. Cornell soon notched there for Cornell, with the Scarlet not help us that we were not able to take two more eight minutes into the game, Knights scoring four more goals without the chance.” The Red was by no means giving up with freshmen Amie Dickson and Kristy response from the Red. Once ahead, Gilbert getting on the score sheet and Rutgers remained there for the rest of the the game, with senior midfielder and cocaptain Amanda D’Amico still fighting game. Gilbert recording her first career goal. “I think they started for the win. D’Amico was constantly driRutgers could winning more draw ving into the Rutgers defense, but the not seem to break controls early on [and] Red failed to convert this into a goal. past the Red’s tight “Our offense started to get they got some posses- However, the Red was later able to score defense. Cornell was impressive in its a little cold. It wasn’t neces- sion looks. They put it two more to Rutgers one, bringing the hard in the net and score to 10-9 with Rutgers still ahead. screening of the sarily that their goalie was With ten minutes to go and a one goal they found opportuniopposition, forcing ties to drive one versus deficit, pressure set in, yet excellent goalthe Scarlet Knights making a lot of saves. ” one,” said head coach keeping prevented Cornell from breaking out wide. Coupled Coach Jenny Graap ’86 Jenny Graap ’86, com- even. For the rest of the game, Cornell with clever use of menting on the change bombarded the Rutgers goal but was met possession, quick in the Rutgers team fol- by a brick wall in the form of Candice counter attacks and taking advantage of its pace on the wings, lowing the break. “I think the combina- Dandridge, who came on half way tion of getting a good challenge and fin- through the first half. Cornell made for an imposing team. “I think their goalie change was cerRutgers recorded its first goal of the ishing with a good shot, that was pretty afternoon after winning the next faceoff costly. It seemed that they had no where tainly a factor. As you could see, our and setting up its own Lauren Sbrilli to to go but up, so they took the field with offense started to get a little cold. It wasscore. Sbrilli proved to be a constant the energy and intensity, which we antic- n’t necessarily that their goalie was makthreat to the Red throughout the game, ipated … but unfortunately for us, I ing a lot of saves, but we started to feet it to the inside and not executing like it was weaving past Cornell defenders with ease, don’t think we looked that ready.” The Scarlet Knights managed a 7-7 tie a turnover,” Graap said. but often let down by her own midfield With 22 seconds left, in the first half. She went on to record six minutes into the half a timeout was called. after a panicky play by the four goals during the game. RUTGERS @ CORNELL The Red was then given Cornell was left unfazed by the Red that led to a loss of 10 9 a free position opportuRutgers goal, following it up with a peri- possession. The Scarlet nity in front of the od of sustained pressure on the Rutgers Knights pulled ahead a Game: 2ND FINAL 1ST Rutgers goal with four net. This pressure inevitably turned into minute later with a pow- Rutgers 7 10 3 seconds left in the game. another goal for Cornell, when sopho- erful driving run from Cornell 7 2 9 Rowe drove a stinging more attacker Emily Tripodi spotted their own half and some sophomore midfielder Shelby McNeilly clever interplay outwitting the Cornell shot at the net, only for Dandridge to impressively keep it out. The rebound fell driving through the center and set her up defense. From there, the game was a nail-biter, to Moody, who missed from three feet for Cornell’s fifth goal of the game. However, with seven minutes left in the with Cornell trying to work its ways back out, ending the game, 9-10. “[Defeat] is always from a combinahalf, Rutgers answered Cornell with into the game. “Statistically we were one-for-five on tion of factors. I think that [we] made it another goal, the last of the half. Cornell went into the second half with the eight meter, which is not so good. We too easy on them, certainly,” Graap said. confidence. However, the tone of the started on the eight meter and turned it “I think their first three goals came very game shifted significantly after the break. over without even shooting the ball. We quickly and it didn’t seem like they had Two quick-fire goals were scored by were absolutely not on par with the to work too hard, and that was on [us]. Rutgers within 30 seconds of each other eight-meter direct shot,” Graap said, See W. LAX page 13 and only two minutes into the half, leav- commenting on her teams inability to
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MONDAY MARCH 24, 2014
Wrestlers Finish Seventh in NCAATourney
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Fighting for the title| From top left to bottom left, clockwise: Senior Mike Nevinger fought through a knee injury, but ultimately did not make it past his first fight; sophomore Nahshon Garrett was crowned NCAA runner up; senior Chris Villalonga lost before the All-American rounds; freshman Mark Grey also struggled to make it through to the All-American rounds; junior Jace Bennett was able to take down his first opponent, but ultimately did not make it through to fight for an All-American title.
Men Remain Undefeated,Win Away Against Penn By CHRIS MILLS
As a result, the senior took matters into his own hands, racing down the field in the opening seconds of the half to help spark another six-goal scoring spree and stifle a possiAnother week and another win for the Red. Trailing in ble Penn comeback. the opening minutes, No. 4 Cornell, now 8-0 overall and 2“I was just trying to do my job to win the faceoff. I 0 in league play, regained composure to hand Penn a 17-9 popped a couple forward before in the first half, and I realcontest Saturday in Philadelphia. ized that they weren’t really sliding [onto] me,” Tesoriero “We had a pretty scary first quarter there. We went down said. “To keep them honest, that’s when you go to the goal a couple of goals,” senior midfielder Doug Tesoriero said. so the next time you come down they’re either going to slide “Second quarter’s kind of been our quarter this year and we to you or be there. ... [I] let a shot go that I thought didn’t came back, got settled in and we turned it on.” go in until I heard the goalie say [something]. It wasn’t the The Red got on the board first after an unassisted strike prettiest shot, but it got the job done.” from sophomore attackman John Edmonds, but the From there, junior midfielder Connor Buczek scored Quakers responded with three goals of three times unanswered, with Lintner their own to make to take a 3-1 lead with and junior attackman Matt Donovan CORNELL @ PENN 6:59 remaining in the quarter. Just two finishing off the run to put the Red up minutes later, the score stood at 4-2 with 14-5 in the third. 17 9 four minutes left. Junior midfielder John Cornell was able to get more ground 2ND FINAL 1ST Hogan and Edmonds each responded to Game: balls than the Quakers in the fourth, fin4 9 5 knot the game at four apiece, but per- Penn ishing the game with a 42-27 advantage Cornell 9 17 8 haps no play was bigger than an improbin that category and an overall 17-9 able 50-yard strike in the quarter’s closhammering on the scoreboard. ing moments, which put the Red back on top, 5-4. “They really take pride in winning the hustle stats and “Time was running down,” Edmonds said. “John Hogan what we call the Boiardi stats,” Kerwick said. “So far this threw a bullet half-field pass to [senior attackman] Dan season we’ve done a great job with the Boiardi stats. Those Lintner and he scored with [three] seconds left. I thought are the hustle plays and running shots off on the endline.” that was a big goal from us that really got us going.” Kerwick has repeatedly emphasized winning the Interim head coach Matt Kerwick echoed this when he ground ball battle as a key to victory, and the Red has thus said, “I think that really gave our guys a big lift.” far been undefeated in the statistic, as well as undefeated In what has become a trend for the squad this season, in general game play. With No. 1 Maryland falling to No. Cornell managed an unanswered six goal run deep into the 7 North Carolina over the weekend, the Red is now the second quarter before Penn’s Kevin Brown scored unassist- only remaining unbeaten program in college lacrosse, in ed to cut the Red’s lead down to 8-5. part because the team has channeled some of the effort “We still realized that they were going to come back out See M. LAX page 14 in the second half and give us all they got,” Tesoriero said. Sun Staff Writer
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Cradling the win | Sophomore attackman John Edmonds scored the first of many goals for the Red this weekend.