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When building a $2 billion state-of-the-art tech campus, getting a little help from your friends never hurt. The nearby Weill Cornell Medical College has begun to support CornellNYC Tech in the early stages of its research and real estate development, according to administrators at both campuses. “The Weill-Cornell campus is already actively engaged in the academic planning and faculty hiring for Cornell Tech, together with the Ithaca campus — thus strengthening ties between all three campuses,” said Daniel
“I would not be surprised if five years from today there are joint degrees being awarded” at WCMC and CornellNYC Tech.” Stephen Cohen Huttenlocher, dean of the tech campus. WCMC administrators said they expect overlaps in research and academics between the colleges — and perhaps even a joint degree somewhere down the line. While no joint degrees are currently available or being planned, Stephen Cohen, executive vice provost of WCMC, said academic collaboration in the future could increase through dual degrees. “I would not be surprised if five years from today there are joint degrees being awarded,” Cohen said. Dr. Rainu Kaushal, founding director of the Center See WCMC page 4
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Students perform in a production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors at Risley Theater Friday night. Turn to the Arts Section on page 10 to read the full story.
Students Propose Rape Prevention Center By JINJOO LEE Sun Senior Writer
As the Cornell community seeks to address issues surrounding sexual assault, one possible solution has emerged: creating a new, physical center for sexual assault prevention. Addressing a group of about 40 people, students and administrators discussed this and other ideas at a meeting of the Sexual Violence Prevention Working Group Monday. A center devoted to sexual assault prevention — similar in function to, but organizationally separate from, the
existing Women’s Resource Center — would centralize support services for survivors, according to meeting attendees. Rachael Blumenthal ’13, a member of the board for the WRC, said a stand-alone center would provide a single point of contact for reporting cases of assault or rape, which she said could help to alleviate some of the burden of that process. “Not very many [victims] would be … willing to go straight to the Judicial Administrator,” Blumenthal said. See SEXUAL VIOLENCE page 5
C.U.Law Students Should Easily Comply C-Town Safety Mtg. With New Pro Bono Mandate,Dean Says Canceled Due to Poor Attendance By SARAH MEYERS
Sun Staff Writer
New York recently became the first state in the
country to require that all law students applying to the state bar after Jan. 1, 2015, perform 50 hours of pro bono work — legal
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Laws for lawyers | A New York State law will require law students to perform pro bono work before taking the bar.
counsel provided at no charge — in order to be admitted. Though some law school officials and students have expressed concern, Dean of Cornell Law School Stewart Schwab said he is confident that Cornell law students will be able to meet, and even exceed, the charge of the new mandate — and in doing so, boost the status of the legal profession. “Most of our students already would comply with this requirement,” Schwab said. “We’ve done a study that shows that, even without this requirement, over 90 percent of the students that just graduated would have complied because we do have a series of clinics, internships, and other opportunities that qualify.” Schwab also emphasized the flexibility of the requirement, saying that the pro bono work can be performed “anywhere in See PRO BONO page 4
By TYLER ALICEA Sun Contributor
Despite widespread concern about student safety in Collegetown, an event held on Monday to address the recent sexual assaults was completely deserted. Cornell administrators and Cornell University Police Department officers, along with the Cornell Collegetown Neighborhood Council, planned the meeting to address the topics surrounding assaults, stalking and safety in Collegetown — but had to cancel it when not a single individual attended the event. CUPD Chief Kathy Zoner said that with more than 20,000 students on campus and a wide array of programs that are available, not every event is going to be attended. “Sometimes they have to make decisions,” she said about the variety of opportunities available to members of the community. While the meeting, held at St. Luke’s Church on Oak Ave., did not attract students, the Sexual Violence Prevention Working Group met on campus at the same time — drawing nearly 40 attendees, and possibly deterring attendance at the CCSC event in See C-TOWN page 5
News Water Woes
The University and the NYSDEC will conduct a $2.1 million study on nutrient phosphorus in Cayuga Lake. | Page 3
News Riot in the Romp-Around
Human Development professors and students help create the ‘Anarchy Zone’ at the Ithaca Children’s Garden. | Page 3
Opinion Redefining Cool
Deon Thomas ’13 urges students not to change their behavior just to be considered cool by their peers. | Page 9
Arts If It Ain’t Baroque...
Lubabah Choudry ’14 and Danyoung Kim ’16 praise last Friday’s tribute to Baroque music. | Page 11
Sports Comeback Kids
Women’s soccer looks to make up for last week’s loss to Yale University against Brown University. | Page 16
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
1 • Student Creative Writing By C. Tan ’12 My feet were killing me. We’d been walking around the gallery for at least two hours. I assumed that an Art History student would have plenty to say about the portraits. It was Dali for God’s sake; anyone could say something about Dali. We stopped in front of a giant galley with wide-winged butterflies as sails. It was probably one of the more breathtaking things I’d seen today, but she didn’t react. All she’d done since we met was open her lips to say “hello.” “I really like this one. I suppose as a layman, I can’t think of Dali without thinking of the clocks and the elephants, so it’s quite a surprise to find this here. It’s a nice change, and the butterfly details are gorgeous.” Silence. The next one was more butterflies, perched on the tops of sandy towers in the middle of a grassland. The clouds moved, the flags atop the turrets fluttered, and the man in the grass seemed to be holding a tiny butterfly net. “Wow. I mean, wow.” More silence. “Doesn’t that make you feel like life is so much bigger than it looks, that we’re just chasing dreams that are too big for our tiny butterfly nets, that maybe it’s better, and more beautiful, to just let our dreams live, grow, and fly free for everyone else to enjoy?” Yes, I was desperate. I would have slapped her to get a reaction if there weren’t other museum patrons hanging around. “It kind of reminds me of you,” I babbled. “Beautiful, dreamy…” Unreachable, deaf to entreaties, and absolutely silent. Goddammit. “I wish I had a job like this. I mean, accountants, who likes ‘em? All we do is count money, count assets, count sheep, haha, I bet your work must be fascinating.” Blank canvas. “You’re a final-year student, right?”
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A nod. Success. “Wow, so do you have a senior thesis coming along?” That sounds quite riveting. Actually, it sounds like nothing. “So what kind of art are you interested in then?” “I like cartoons.” “Like Warhol? I should have known, you’re way too Bohemian for Surrealism – I’m so sorry. I’m sure we could find some local pop-art, if that would work for you. I can find one of the guides and ask, or see if I can find a map or something…” Silence. Shit. I lost her. “Or would you rather take a break? We could go grab a coffee.” And I could have my first real communication with a living human being today. “Or would you rather take a break? We could go grab a coffee.” And I could have my first real communication with a living human being today. We headed over to the museum cafe, and I ordered a cappuccino and biscotti. The guy who handed me the drinks was clearly staring at her, my well-endowed wax doll. “My change, please?” “Oh, sorry. Here you go, man. You are one lucky bastard.” “Hah. Thanks.” She sipped her cappuccino like a Madonna, perfect and serene. “So, Warhol. I must be missing something, because I never understood those paintings. Yeah, they’re colorful, but to my eye, they’re almost garish. What do you like about them?” Sip. “I mean, not to be rude, but I really would like to hear your opinion. I honestly don’t know much about art, so I thought it would be fun to come here with a real, live, art student.” Check cornellsun.com for the rest of this story. Students can send poetry and fiction submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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University, NYSDEC To Conduct $2.1M Cayuga Lake Study Cornell staff, students will analyze phosphorus level,water quality of lake By LIZ CAMUTI Sun City Editor
In an attempt to lessen the impact of phosphorus — a major contributor to algae — on Cayuga Lake, the University announced Friday that it will conduct an intensive $2.1 million study of the lake. Conducted in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the study aims to pinpoint the locations where phosphorus enters the lake. If a state permit for the study is approved, Cornell staff and students will analyze the water quality of the lake and determine the level of phosphorus that can be discharged into the lake without
“The proposed Cornell study is simply a ruse to allow Lake Source Cooling to continue to pollute Cayuga lake for years, if not decades, to come.” Walter Hang compromising its water quality. While the study is being conducted, the amount of phosphorus discharged from the University’s Lake Source Cooling facility will be reduced for an interim period as required by the NYSDEC permit, according to The Ithaca Journal. Lake source cooling is the process by which water is drawn from the lake’s frigid bottom to cool buildings on Cornell’s campus. The process returns water, and any phosphorus, to the southern end of Cayuga Lake. There, the phoshporus may act as a natural fertilizer for algae. Cornell will finance the $2.1 million study, which is estimated to take more than three years, Simeon Moss, deputy spokesman for the University, told The Ithaca Journal. However, not everyone supports the study. “The proposed Cornell study is simply a ruse to allow Lake Source Cooling to continue to pollute Cayuga Lake for years, if not decades, to come,” Walter Hang, president of the environmental database firm Toxics Targeting told The Journal. “It makes no sense whatsoever to have Cornell have any role in dealing with the lake’s problems. Cornell is causing the lake’s problems.” Liz Camuti can be reached at email@example.com.
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Spray to the Face | In the ‘Anarchy Zone’ at the Ithaca Children’s Garden students are free to build forts, play in the mud and experiment with gardening equipment while learning about the world around them.
C.U.Helps Kids’ ‘Anarchy Zone’ By JULIA PASCALE Sun Staff Writer
Almost anything goes in the Anarchy Zone. At the unique new adventure playground, which researchers in Cornell’s Department of Human Development helped fund this summer, children can dig in the dirt, roll around in the mud and, if they so desire, spray themselves in the face with a garden hose. The playground, called the Anarchy Zone, is a place where children “are supposed to have total freedom to play,” said Prof. Elizabeth Stilwell, human development. The ‘Anarchy Zone’ was created during Summer 2012. The project started as a collaboration between the Ithaca Children’s Garden and Rusty Keeler, a local “playscape” designer who seeks to connect children to nature in a “less scripted environment,” Stilwell said. Keeler creates “extraordinary places for young children to discover themselves and the world around them,” according to his website. An adventure playground is an outdoor space with random “loose parts,” said Alexandra Côté ’13, one of the Anarchy Zone “playworkers” — volunteers who supervise the children who play there. These loose parts can be bales of hay, shovels, rope, dirt and any number of other objects, according to Côté. “It’s a space designed to let children have complete free play experience, which they don’t get in a lot of areas of their everyday lives. It’s mostly natural and recycled material [and] there’s no fixed structure,” she said. This notion of a “free play” zone originated in Europe, according to Côté. She said that after the bombings in World War II, children used the destroyed sites as play areas.
Theater to Use Building As Community Center
State Theatre developed a plan to convert the Masonic building at Seneca and Cayuga Streets into a community center with space for the New Roots Charter School. The current owner of the buildingwants to lease the space but not sell it, according to The Ithaca Times. Water Flushing In Cayuga Heights
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These less conventional play areas, including Ithaca’s new Anarchy Zone, provide a different experience for children than “fixed playgrounds, “ according to Stilwell. “[The fixed playground] is a novelty at first, but it’s very clear about what the expectation is. It is a climbing structure. Loose parts give more of an invitation to be creative and problem solve,” Stilwell said. This type of play gives children an opportunity to “grow cognitively, socially and emotionally. Kids today are over-scheduled, over-supervised and inside a lot,” she said. The Anarchy Zone’s less restrictive environment also allows children to learn on their own without too much assistance from adults, Côté added. “We try to let kids make their own mistakes. So, through that, they begin to develop resistance and resilience and creativity. Instead of waiting for an adult to fix it, they figure it out,” she said. The Anarchy Zone is not completely without adult supervision, however. “I am there during open hours,” Côté said. “I open the shed and bring out ropes and shovels that can’t be out when adults aren’t around. I help communicate to parents about what we’re trying to do, because it’s very different … If they have an idea or a plan I back them up.” Playworkers at the Anarchy Zone also encourage constructive, task-oriented play without imposing restrictive rules, Stilwell said. “When [children’s] ideas are well supported, their purpose is usually about being creative and doing something purposeful and useful and meaningful. Fewer rules means very little dissention,” she said. Julia Pascale can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
oration from rust in pipes, according to the Ithaca Journal. The water will still be safe to drink but will discolor laundry. Jury Awards Ithaca IPD's Miller $2M in Federal Suit Against Ithaca
A federal jury awarded IPD Officer Christopher Miller $2 million after he alleged that the city did not promote him because he is white. The jury found that the city retaliated against Miller after he filed human rights complaints against the IPD, The Journal reported.
Town of Ithaca Board Member Dies
Nahmin Horwitz, a member of the Ithaca town board, died on Wednesday. He was 84 years old and in his third year as a member of the board, according to The Ithaca Times. Horwitz was a member of the town’s Budget and Public Works committees and its Records Management Advisory Boards, The Times reported. Horwitz was a retired professor who joined the town board in 2009, according to The Times. — Compiled by Jonathan Dawson
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the world, as long as it’s under the supervision of a licensed attorney.” “Over half of our students will take a [clinical course], and many more work in public service their first summer after law school,” Schwab said. “In their second summer, others will work on pro bono projects at firms or government agencies, or clerk for judges, all of which can be used to qualify.” Schwab said he hopes the mandate will “increase [the Law School’s] interaction with legal aid providers.” Both Schwab and Prof. Susan Hazeldean, law, and director of the LGBT Advocacy Clinic, which provides free legal advice to LGBT people facing discrimination or harassment, said the mandate promotes lawyers’ public service work. “Some people wonder whether ‘pro bono’ and ‘mandatory’ are oxymorons. While I sympathize with that view, I also think the requirement will reinforce that the legal profession is a service profession, and the symbolism of this — that applicants for the bar have to do public service — is an important concept,” Schwab said. Hazeldean agreed, stressing the need for legal aid among many low-income defendants in New York State. Although the pro bono hours do not technically need to be completed in-state, Hazeldean said she thinks the mandate — which is projected to generate 500,000 additional hours of pro bono work annually — will contribute to addressing the “enormous justice gap we have in New York.” “There’s a crisis in civil legal services. There simply aren’t enough lawyers providing services to lowincome people,” Hazeldean said. “[The mandate] will encourage people who are joining the bar to take on and contribute to pro bono service as a professional responsibility.” Though some law school administrators across the state plan to add staff to help students meet the new requirement, Schwab said he did not think this would be necessary at Cornell.
“We aren’t planning to hire additional staff,” he said. Although he said compliance with the mandate should not be a problem for Cornell law students who are pursuing a Juris Doctor degree, he noted that the new policy may pose more of a challenge to students enrolled in the University’s one-year masters of law program. “I am worried about the students in our one-year masters’ of law program, which is mostly aimed at international students, who come for just nine months, and won’t have the summer [to meet the public service requirement], as J.D. students do,” Schwab said. Hazeldean agreed, conceding that others initially had some concerns before the specifics of the mandate were announced. Still, she said she believes that the majority of Cornell students will have no trouble fulfilling the requirement. “I think the mandate … has been crafted in a way that should make it possible for all applicants to the bar to meet it,” Hazeldean said. “ Fifty hours is not a huge amount of time — it’s enough to make a meaningful contribution, but it should be manageable for most students.” Cody Herche grad, who is currently completing his final year at the Law School, will not be be required to complete the 50 hours — the mandate will apply only to people who apply to the bar after Jan. 1, 2015. Still, based on his experience at Cornell, Herche agreed that students should be able to meet the requirement fairly easily. “My understanding is that, since a lot of law schools already have clinical programs, which would qualify, most students are not that worried about fulfilling the obligation,” he said. He added that he likes the “emphasis on volunteerism” in legal education. “I think it’s absolutely important to open up the justice system to people who can’t afford quality legal representation,” Herche said. Sarah Meyers can be reached at email@example.com.
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for Healthcare Informatics and Policy at WCMC, noted that there will be an opportunity for tech campus students pursuing masters degrees to work on projects with WCMC faculty. “I am really excited to be able to partner closely with the tech campus in particular as it surrounds the development of new technologies to push forward healthcare,” Kaushal said. Additionally some professors will have appointments at both WCMC and the tech campus, according to Huttenlocher. “Our first hire, Deborah Estrin, at Cornell tech also has a joint appointment at WCMC,” Huttenlocher said. “She is already working with faculty there launching projects related to her research activities in mobile health.” Kaushal [— who, according to Cohen, has been tasked with working to foster faculty interactions between WCMC and the tech campus —] added that Estrin is involved with one of his research groups at Weill. “We have already started submitting grants together,” Kaushal said. Additionally, Weill faculty and staff can help by drawing on their experiences in New “We will be able to reinforce City, York to according each other’s abilities to Cathy Dove, vice [secure] grants.” president of the campus. tech Stephen Cohen Weill opened in 1898 in New York City. “We are working closely with a number of [WCMC] staff, including their facilities and community relations team members, who have great experience with New York City building projects,” Dove said. While collaboration between WCMC and the tech campus is just getting underway, administrators said they believe that the overlap between the two Cornell institutions will grow stronger over time. “CornellNYC Tech is designed to be complementary to the Ithaca and Weill-Cornell campuses,” Huttenlocher said. “In particular, that means that faculty hiring and research at Cornell tech will look for opportunities to [engage] in information technologies related to health while partnering with WCMC’s expertise in ... biotechnology-related fields.” The tech campus curriculum will include programs that relate to the medical field, including nanotechnology, sensory systems and material science, according to Cohen. “Medicine is going … in the direction of better materials science and more electronics, so this is absolutely perfect,” Cohen said. Despite the potential overlap between the two campuses, Cohen said administrators are not concerned that WCMC and CornellNYC Tech will compete for people or funding, Cohen said. Their missions are related but different, and sponsors tend to take an interest in either the medical college or the budding technology industry, he said. “[CornellNYC Tech] research sponsors are very different than [Weill-Cornell] research sponsors … The individuals that are interested in supporting health research are really different ... than [the ones who] would gravitate towards computer science and engineering,” Cohen said. “We will be able to reinforce each other’s abilities [to secure] grants and corporate partnerships.” Jacob Glick contributed reporting to this article.
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CUPD Officers Fear Low Turnout at Future Safety Events C-TOWN
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Collegetown. Shuangyi Hou ’14, a student who attended the other working group meeting on campus, said she was impressed by the number of students in attendance at that meeting. “I did not expect the level of student engagement that occurred at the meeting, but I was pleasantly surprised by it,” she said. Given the low turnout at the Collegetown meeting Monday, CUPD officers who were supposed to run the event said they worried that people would also not
attend future events regarding the recent crime alerts, such as the Annual Campus Lighting Walk that will take place Thursday. On the walk, groups of students will go around campus finding areas that are not well lit and then report their findings to the University. Denise Thompson, an administrative assistant for the Office of Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living, said that Monday’s CCSC event may be rescheduled. In addition, she said the University is working with the Student Assembly to distribute a survey to students to determine when to host future events to ensure better attendance. A lack of awareness about the CSCC event and the overlap of the two meetings likely contributed to the lack of attendees at the event in Collegetown, Hou
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“If they had someone to talk to, and then have the person sit with them [at a meeting with the J.A.] and make them feel supported, the survivor is much more likely to take [judicial] action.” Laura Weiss, director of the WRC, agreed, saying that the center would be valuable for centralizing the resources that Cornell already has in place for survivors of sexual assault. Still, she cautioned that centralizing those resources into a single point of access could limit victims’ options in seeking help. “The fact that we are decentralized now ... there are some benefits about that. For example, there are many access points for survivors to get whatever it is they need. That would be one of the potential costs, because people would either use [the center] or they would not,” Weiss said. Shuangyi Hou ’13, president of the Every1 Campaign, a student group that promotes sexual assault awareness, supported the idea of a sexual assault center but, like Weiss, also worried that certain people could be discouraged from using the center if it became centralized. “People might be less willing to use the center if by entering that space they might potentially be identifying themselves as survivors,” Hou said. While the costs and benefits of the stand-alone center were not determined, participants agreed that having a separate center for dealing with sexual assault would show that the issue is a priority for the University. “I think that having something that’s stand-alone would really show that Cornell prioritizes this issue — and that, I think, would be valuable to the community,” Weiss said. Blumenthal added that in addition to showing Cornell’s existing community that the issue is prioritized, creating the center would show future incoming students that the University is serious about providing support of survivors of sexual assault. “For new students, [the existence of the center] could shape the kind of people who choose to come here. Hopefully, for those that come, it will speak to their own beliefs,” Blumenthal said. However, even in preliminary discussion, some attendees said there are many questions to be addressed before such a center can be implemented. During the meeting, Judicial Administrator Mary Beth Grant J.D. ’88 questioned how a stand-alone center would provide resources that differ from existing University support. “There seem to be benefits to the idea, but before such an idea can be fully endorsed, we need to better understand how it would meet the goals in better ways than what can be accomplished without a center. I would hate for Cornell to throw money at at issue without knowing that the idea would help,” Grant said in an email to The Sun Monday night. Several other universities have separate physical centers to handle issues surrounding sexual assault. For instance, the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Harvard University and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Center at Boston University offer 24hour hotlines and staff members dedicated specifically to assisting victims. “Having a space where someone can go, with a person who is trained in this issue would offer [sexual assault survivors] a sense of safety and validate their experience and support them, to me, is one of the most immediate needs of helping survivors,” Blumenthal said. Jinjoo Lee can be reached at email@example.com.
said. “Had people at the working group meeting known about it, I’m sure they would have attended,” she said. Hou noted that with so many different groups trying to accomplish the same goals surrounding issues of sexual assault prevention, communication issues are bound to occur. Still, she said increased collaboration among various bodies — students, administrators, police and city officials — is crucial moving forward. “Logistically, people aren’t connecting, and that’s a primary obstacle for collaboration,” she said. “They’re not communicating as well as they should be.” Tyler Alicea can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ovements for social change of all varieties often find themselves up against insurmountable odds. Environmentalists fighting for stronger emissions standards and labor activists pressing for improved working conditions in developing world factories unsurprisingly come up against rich industrial lobbies that have the ability to outspend and outmaneuver them. The most prominent and successful movements have involved campaigns that relied on mass education and mobilization. In the fight against environmental toxins, Rachel Carson’s pioneering book Silent Spring played a pivotal role in scaring a generation of political leaders to implement higher standards. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, President Kennedy was ruffled enough by the scientific establishment’s ringing endorsement of Carson’s work to ask his Science Advisory Committee to investigate the matter. The Committee’s report eventually led to tighter national regulation of DDT and its eventual ban. The more lasting contribution of Carson’s work was to inculcate her concern among a generation of future leaders like Al Gore, who attributes his early environmental consciousness to Silent Spring. Two more observations about Silent Spring are important to note. First, it was a highly contested work and remains so even today. The early rebuttals were often tainted with misogyny, aimed at Carson’s gender. But, the set of criticisms that eventually dominated the debate involved questioning her fundamental thesis against DDT. They argued that DDT had benefits, most notably controlling malaria and other mosquitoborne illnesses, that were given scant attention in the policy response that followed her book. Second, Carson was up against powerful corporate lobbies that felt deeply threatened by her work, much like the determined opposition activists today face. Her New York Times obituary describes the high profile campaign Monsanto launched against her,
satirizing her work. Her response was a reiteration of her argument’s nuances, namely that she did not oppose the very concept of pest control but the harms of indiscriminate and senseless spraying. Next Monday, Cornell students will take on PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Vice President on the use of sex and celebrities in promoting social change, including their use in PETA’s fight for animal rights. After digging for arguments to use next week, I contend that there are two main lines of criticism against the type of highly sexualized, celebrity-driven campaigns that PETA runs. The first is that the campaigns demean women. The traditional response from PETA, which tends to assert that the photo shoots in question were entirely consensual, falls short of the mark. The thousands who are forced to witness these ads do not deliver any meaningful consent to the discomfort and the exaggeration of stereotypes these ads result in. It is true that this society and others do not offer any right against being offended. However, it is unclear why a movement advocating for a social cause should not have to offer a rigorous defense against its weakening of other equally important social movements. In the case of PETA’s most controversial ads, including those that invoke scenes resembling domestic violence, any defense is unlikely to be sufficient. The second line involves questioning claims of the efficacy of such tactics. Even if we leave aside for a moment the moral critiques against PETA’s methods, are they successful in furthering its agenda against animal cruelty? PETA’s website explains that the tactics are “necessary to shake people up in order to initiate discussion, debate, questioning of the status quo, and, of course, action.” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk puts forth in a 2010 editorial for The Guardian that her organization, “could just hand out lengthy tracts about ethics, but how many people would stop and take one, let alone read it?”
However, this is a false dichotomy. The choice is not between the listless handing out of dense scientific literature and the campaigns currently employed by PETA. The middle ground includes, for instance, the intelligent advocacy of the kind Carson engaged in. Silent Spring is not an isolated relic of such cultural production. Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals and the
attacks certainly included a lot of derision but the industry had to respond with a substantive counter claim, explaining its position. In the case of PETA, such a reaction is often not necessary — ridiculing the campaign itself often proves to be enough. The per capita consumption of meat in the United States has never been higher. PETA might be able to claim some success in
Kirat Singh Evaluating the Discontents Academy Award nominated documentary Food Inc. did more to persuade me of the brutality and filth of modern meat production than PETA’s posters. Food Inc. let it be known that it provided space in the movie for food giants like Monsanto to respond but that they declined. This measured response to the movement’s powerful opponents does more to shame them (much like Carson’s response did all those years ago) than PETA’s escalatory, at best silly and at worst deeply offensive, strategies. Not only do PETA’s shock tactics fail to invoke any deep introspection on the part of most people, they refocus the animal rights debate towards the character of the movement itself. These meta-debates about appropriate forms of protest are important but PETA’s persistent emphasis on these methods silences other forms of discourse. This is markedly different from the debate that followed Carson’s book. Those who felt most threatened by Silent Spring responded with counterclaims about the effectiveness of DDT in reducing disease transmission. These
increasing the number of vegetarians and vegans but more animals are caged and slaughtered than ever before. Studies by the National Institute for Health reveal that changes in meat consumption have largely involved a shift from red meat to poultry, not an overall decline in consumption. Meat prices, links between meat consumption and chronic health problems and breakouts of Mad Cow Disease remain the real determinants of how much meat Americans consume. Animal rights concerns do not show up as significant in these studies. I look forward to seeing how PETA defends these campaigns against accusations of offensiveness and misogyny. Even if they succeed in doing the impossible there, what these campaigns have achieved remains an object of my deepest skepticism.
Kirat Singh is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Evaluating the Discontents appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.
Our Redefinition: Be Who,Not What,You Are I
f you had to define yourself using one word what word would you choose? Would it be clever, funny, handsome or beautiful? Those are a few
everything I do. It has at one point in my life defined how I walked, how I talked and how I treated others. However, since coming to college I have refused to allow myself to be controlled by this word any longer. To allow yourself to be defined by your race is to set limitations upon your It’s Not Me, life.The worst thing It’s You about stereotypes brought about by race is not the negative expectations they bring along. The worst thing about them is the tendency they have to coerce people into believing in them. If you believe in a stereotype that characterizes your own race you will soon find yourself behaving in that manner. Stereotypes keep us from acting the way we want, and manipulate us into acting the way we feel we have to. I can recall a time when I was in elementary school raising my hand to answer as many questions as I could in class. After class I was told by a peer that I needed to stop “acting so white.” For the rest of the school year I answered questions in class only when I had to. I interpreted his comment to mean that I would no longer be considered cool if I did not stop “acting white.” If other students are being affected in ways such as this, then stereotypes are indeed a terrible thing. Another terrible thing is what “being black” seems
words that the average person would love to have define them. Unfortunately, the words that end up defining us are black, white, Asian or Hispanic. I refuse to be defined by WHAT I am rather than WHO I am. This stream of thought was brought along by a recent conversation I had with a fellow Cornellian. I forget exactly what we were talking about but anything that was said was overshadowed when he stated, “Well, I mean, you’re not that black.” Once that was said I knew what my next article was going to be about. My question to anybody reading this article is what does it really mean to be black? For example, to be black simply means that one is of African ancestry. Outside of those simple bounds of being of a certain ancestry one’s race should naturally cease to define us. However, as I have experienced first-hand the word “black” has sought to define my behavior in
to mean today. It could mean to be of strong character, to be resilient or to be brave. However, it seems to stand for a person that speaks improper English, doesn’t try in school and hangs his / her future upon dreams for a career in entertainment or professional sports. If this is what it means to be black then I would agree that I “am not that black.” This realization leads me to an inevitable question. What is the remedy for this quandary? The answer raises two possible solutions, either we can stand together and refuse to be defined by our race or we can attempt to change stereotypes themselves. Why limit ourselves to one solution when we can attempt to do both? Refusing to be defined by your race should be easy. One must simply be him or herself. Be who you want to be and everything else will come easily. Far too often we allow ourselves to change our behavior just to be considered cool by our peers; that must stop. In order to change the stereotypes we must establish better role models. The only way to ensure that we will have better role models is to become the role models ourselves. As we begin this journey to redefine who we are, consider what you think is “cool.” Success is cool, being smart is cool, ignorance is not. If you fall into the trap of racial definition and despise the person you have become make sure you remember, it’s not me, it’s you. Deon Thomas is a sophomore in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He may be reached at email@example.com. It’s Not Me, It’s You appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.
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BY LUBABAH CHOWDHURY AND DANYOUNG KIM Sun Staff Writer and Sun Contributor
What expectations come with a night of Baroque chamber music? You would most likely expect an expert performance, with nary a note out of tune. You might expect to learn a little bit more about the 18th century music world. Baroque music is characterized by its strict structure, its reliance on arpeggios and scales and dissonances that quickly resolve into major or minor chords. You would not expect to leave the concert both entertained and moved. And yet, Les Violons du Roy, the Québécois chamber orchestra that performed at Bailey Hall last Friday along with the Swiss-French flautist Emmanuel Pahud, received an enthusiastic standing ovation that lasted nearly two minutes for their sensitive and expressive performance. The first half of the program featured the Prussian King Frederick II’s Flute Concerto No. 3 in C Major, with a second movement both grandiose and poignant. Franz Benda’s Sinfonia No. 1 in C Major and Johann Quantz’s Concerto for Flute in G Major were equally enjoyable, particularly the haunting Arioso e mesto of the Quantz piece. But it was the Symphony in B Minor and Flute Concerto in A Major by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach that truly merited the standing ovation. The compositions in and of themselves were lively and required the audience’s constant attention, rapidly shifting not only dynamics from piano to forte but also from the mysterious and sometimes sinister minor to the cheerful major. The orchestra gave a glorious performance. It played in the Baroque style, with a brisk energy that was characteristic of Bach’s music. The group moved as one and was notably cohesive. Its staccato passages were immaculate, and every trill and half-note change in pitch were together. The orchestra proved versatile; the movements that
called for a slightly more lugubrious tone were equally tion when the orchestra was playing and moved to the engaging as the raging allegro passages. The instrumental- wonderful music in the making. Most of all, he was ists produced a muted sound with smooth notes that glid- exceedingly charming, kissing the first violinist’s (Nicole ed together. During these moments, the violas brought Trotier) hand when he walked onstage, smiling at the out a deeper, warmer tone. audience and giving Labadie his The dynamic between the fair share of credit during the celli and violins was just as applause. Of course, it is his remarkable. The dialogue flute playing and not his manheld between the two was ners that truly matter — but sufsometimes fierce, somefice it to say there were many times tender but consistentgirls in the audience who wished ly exquisite. they were in Trotier’s place. And, of course, there was Overall, everyone enjoyed the Emmanuel Pahud. Those concert. The Sun was able to talk who play the flute or enjoy with one of the violinists, Jeanflute music most likely have Louis Blouin, on his way to the heard of the superstar group’s tour bus. He expressed flautist who joined the how “wonderful” the experience Berlin Philharmonic was and commended Bailey Hall Orchestra as principal for its “great acoustics, [resoflautist at the age of 22. If nance] … and rare mix of clariyou have heard a recording ty.” Blouin added that there was of a Baroque flute concerto a “wonderful audience,” a testaor sonata, chances are ment to the enthusiastic Pahud has played it. response of the crowd. Not only With these credentials, it the audience left feeling elated, seems almost redundant to but also the performers themsay that his performance selves, which is exactly as it was spectacular. His tech- Emmanuel Pahud performing at Bailey Hall last Friday. should be. After all, music is nique was flawless, his finboth an intensely personal and gers flying during the allegro runs. His dynamic contrasts communal art form, and the Violons du Roy did a wonwere excellent, his piano passages a mere whisper and his derful job in creating a moving experience in both. forte passages full-bodied and robust. While some critics claim that his sound is thin and overly bright, the con- Lubabah Chowdhury is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. trolled vibrato and silvery quality of Pahud’s playing are She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Danyoung Kim is perfect for the music of the Baroque period. His stage a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached manner was unexpected but engaging; he paid rapt atten- at email@example.com.
Notes With Bernard Labadie BY DANYOUNG KIM Sun Contributor
The Sun conducted a brief, impromptu interview with Les Violons du Roy conductor and founder, Bernard Labadie, in his dressing room after the concert. Labadie spoke about the origin of Les Violons du Roy, his time with Emmanuel Pahud and his work with opera. THE SUN: What made you found the chamber orchestra [Les Violons du Roy] in the first place? BERNARD LABADIE: I had a love for [18th century] repertoire … and this was a long time ago. I was 21 when I [founded the orchestra], and [it] is in its 29th season now. Also, the fact that there was no chamber orchestra in Quebec City back then [meant]
there was a void to be filled. I started with friends. A few of them are actually still there. The concert-mistress tonight is the only one of the two founding members we still have. It’s been a long journey, but it’s getting more and more fun. SUN: How did you get to work with Emmanuel [Pahud]? B.L.: We were actually paired by a festival called Le Domaine Forget near Quebec City some six years ago maybe, [so that was the] first time. Then we played there [for] a second time a couple of years ago, and then the idea of that show came up. SUN: I read in your biography that you do a lot of things with opera. B.L.: I don’t do it anymore. I used to. I was Artistic Director of Quebec Opera for
nine years and then Montreal Opera for five years. But I resigned in 2006 and I’m doing very, very little. SUN: You didn’t want to do it anymore? B.L.: Well, it’s a different pace. I just wanted some time away from the pit. Also, because I was not only conducting — but I was also artistic director for all these companies, which is very, very demanding — I just wanted to be a musician again. I did The Magic Flute at the Met two years ago, I did it last year in Cincinnati. That’s all I did. And I did a concert version of a few things. And I’m used to, now, that rhythm of when you almost have a different program every week. I like that quick pace of learning a lot of stuff instead of just working with the same piece for five, six, seven weeks, especially if you’re in Europe, where the rehearsal
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process never ends, it’s so long. I’d like to go back to it, but under very specific circumstances only. Danyoung Kim is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Vampire Plants Never Lose YANA LYSENKO Sun Contributor
“Don’t feed the plant.” For weeks, I’ve heard and seen this phrase everywhere. Facebook pictures and campus-wide posters flaunted it. Theater kids parroted it as if it’s the new craze. The words did not seem particularly engaging to me because of my previous unfamiliarity with Little Shop of Horrors (affectionately known as Little Shop). Apparently, I have been missing out, because, over the course of a single night, Little Shop became one of my favorite musicals. Call it an exaggeration, but Risley Theatre’s performance was nothing short of fantastic. Little Shop originally came to prominence off-Broadway in the 1980s. Composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman turned Roger Corman’s 1960 low-budget comedy film into a hit musical. Seymour (played here by Ben Elling ’13) is a quirky orphan in urban Skid Row, scraping by with a job at the local flower shop. Working alongside him is the beautiful and troubled Audrey (Emily Walker ’14), whom Seymour secretly loves. Constantly reprimanded by his bitter boss, Mr. Mushnik (Steve Jenks, Risley’s current Residence Hall Director), Seymour adopts a plant he names Audrey II. The mutant plant brings success to the struggling flower shop, but quickly reveals itself to be a man-eating monster when fed blood. The show kicked off with an impressive performance by the glitzy street girl trio — Chiffon (Ashley George ’16), Crystal (Kaiya Provost ’14) and Ronnette (Lili Aguirre ’14) — who sang the intro-
ductory “Little Shop of Horrors.” Their energy was infectious, and the ’60s vocal vibe was a pleasant surprise to those of us not completely sure what we were getting ourselves into. The trio made cameos throughout the musical, particularly in moments of distress and disaster. Their non sequitur appearances became something of a running joke and kept the audience amused.
as his primary tool to entertain the audience. The cast nailed this, intentionally overacting the death scenes to make them hilarious. The consistent satire also kept the audience laughing throughout the show. Audrey’s heartfelt solo, “Somewhere That’s Green,” sounded sincere, but in reality it criticizes America’s mid-century obsession with suburban life and its monotonous commonalities.
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Perhaps the greatest thing about Little Shop is its humor. The musical playfully ridicules ’60s B-movie horror with blatant black comedy. Audrey II eats about half of the already-small cast throughout the 90minute duration, yet in a manner so ridiculous that one cannot grieve even for a second. The deaths are so frequent that it seems the writer used their abundance
The acting was solid throughout the musical, with the cast mostly made up of Risleyites. Walker was particularly a delight to listen to with her quasi-’60s accent, and Elling successfully won our hearts as the charming Seymour. Although the entire cast did an excellent job, it was Chandler Waggoner ’15 who took the acting to another level. With
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Seymour and Audrey caught up in romance and drama, it was Waggoner who brought most of the comedy to the show. His most significant role was a supporting one, as the maniacal dentist Orin, yet Waggoner could not keep himself off stage. Within the second act, he came out in several different roles, all of them delightfully comical. His portrayal of a wealthy, middle-aged blonde woman had the audience especially roaring with laughter. If there is any criticism of the show (and there isn’t much), it is with the casting of Audrey II (Danielle Warren). Her booming first words, “feed me,” felt out of character and pushed the level of overacting necessitated by this campy musical to an irksome extreme. In spite of this, Warren’s performance improved with the progression of the musical, and her acting became more convincing. It is interesting, however, to consider the director’s choice in casting a woman as Audrey II, as typically the plant is voiced by a male. I’m trying to think of anything else worthy of criticism, but the show was so solid that I’m short of anything bad to say. Well, except for the fact that a couple of the songs, particularly “Somewhere That’s Green,” were surprisingly reminiscent to The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World,” though that’s no one’s fault. Tori Dahl ’14 chose an excellent musical to direct, and her direction made for an impressive show. Overall, the performance entertained as a hilarious rendition of a beloved musical. Yana Lysenko is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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est of” lists come in all shapes and sizes, especial- mutual understanding that evaluatly when it comes to music. Following the classic ing music history as a hierarchy of format established in High Fidelity, music-know- years was appropriate and beneficial. In many ways, this is a natural it-all’s — or people who just want to be our friends — can spend hours reciting the “Top Albums of 2011,” “Best progression from Rolling Stone’s Punk B-Sides” or “Most Influential Use Of An Accordion landmark list and others like it. If one album can be judged against another On A Top-40 Single.” It gets pretty specific pretty quick. Lists work because they (usually) compare music under released decades later (or earlier), why a common rubric. When making “best of” decisions about can’t a period of time be looked at the a particular genre, you look for what exemplifies the traits same way? And, in both cases, the identified with that style of music. Even when including writers make strong cases for their different genres — “Best Album Opening Tracks” is one argument, citing their chosen year’s that comes to mind — specificity helps, as you’re still diversity of sounds, artists’ ability to attempting to determine what song, album or artist had the create something new and the contingreatest achievement in one particular musical element. It’s uing impact of the music produced. I should also point out that idenwhen you broaden the criteria that lists can get a little tricky. To me, it’s more rewarding to debate whether Sgt. tifying standout years for pop music is not a new exercise: Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the best Beatles album I’ve heard — and made — arguments for the sheer excelthan whether it’s the best album of all time (going off of lence of music released in 1984. Earlier this semester my Rolling Stone’s 2003 list). Comparing Sgt. Pepper and colleague and oftentimes “best of” list sparring partner Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, James Rainis ’14 waxed nostalgia for the recent past of for example, is like comparing apples and oranges. Not only 2009, and made a convincing case for its increasing impordo they have access to vastly different technology and ideas tance. However, this exercise of music history (It gets interesting when two Takes a Nation of writers argue different Millions was released points using the same just over 20 years after examples, while ostensibly Sgt. Pepper), but their using similar criteria to goals, identity and judge them. Both Perpetua style are so radically and Beaumont use distinct it is basically Pavement and Sonic Youth meaningless to say one Big Talk as proof of the emerging is “better” than the power of the American other. independent music scene, Recently, I discovered two articles that stood out from the usual music nerd and cite Blur and Pulp as models of the new Britpop movelist-making. One was a piece from Matthew Perpetua at ment. Writing across the pond from each other — Perpetua BuzzFeed arguing that 1994 was the “awesomest” year for is American and Beaumont is British — their lists become music. In the other corner was Mark Beaumont at NME significant not just for the arguments they put forward, but who claimed that, in fact, 1992 was the best year ever for also for the cultural divisions they illustrate. Although Perpetua argues the initial importance of these music. While they were released two months apart, and neither piece acknowledged the other, there seemed to be a artists came two years later than Beaumont does, it’s not
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that he is coming late to the party, but rather reflecting on how America consumed music in the 1990s. While the British music industry had a massive network of independent labels and weekly magazines devoted to covering underground music, in the States, rock radio at the dawn of the ’90s was ruled by the same machine it had been for decades. In 1991, Nirvana’s Nevermind helped to shatter the divide between independent music and mainstream acceptance, but it’s not surprising that it took a few years for a network to be established in America to get this music out to the masses. Both writers name American and British bands to illustrate their broad arguments, so rather than a difference explained by national bias, Perpetua and Beaumont’s separate conclusions really show the history of pop music in their respective countries. So, while looking at “best of” lists on their own may seem pointless in their inclusiveness or constricting in their specificity, comparing them reveals a lot about a moment in time, and how history can shape perspectives. And just to repeat for anyone interested: The best year for music is 1984, pretty much hands down. But I’m happy to hear other arguments. Peter Jacobs is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Talk appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.
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14 THE CORNELL DAILY SUN | Tuesday, October 23, 20122
Cornell Recognizes Places to Improve TENNIS
Continued from page 16
After this fall season, Nguyen considers the squad to be a decent competitor in the Ivy League, but is certain that the time off will help Cornell come out on top this spring. “I think we stand in an okay position. None of our guys did that exceptionally well in singles. We did really well in doubles, but compared to the Ivies right now, I’d say we’re kind of in the middle,” he said. “A lot of our guys played a bunch of Ivy guys — we probably won fifty percent of our matches against Ivy League players, we lost fifty percent. So at the moment, we’re just looking okay, not really great. But that’s just something we need to work on. That was our last tournament, so we just gotta go back and work really hard. When it comes to the spring we’ll be ready for sure.” On the women’s side, senior cocaptain Christine Ordway also made a run to the Round of 16 at Regionals. Ordway came back from a first set deficit on Sunday to upset Stony Brook’s ninth-seeded Nini Lagvilava in three sets, 16, 7-5, 6-3. She mentioned that exploiting her opponent’s weaknesses was a factor securing the win. “Obviously she was the 9th seed, so I knew she was going to be good,” said Ordway. “The match sort of came down to finding a weakness, and I was able to realize
that obviously her backhand was a big weakness. I was able to attack that and it went in my favor.” Later in the day, Ordway fell to Hannah Camhi of Brown, losing the second set in a tiebreaker, 6-0, 7-6(3). The Red’s freshmen also showed promise this weekend, with Laila Judeh and Dena Tanenbaum both making it to the second round of the singles bracket on Saturday. “We have a really solid group of freshmen,” Ordway said. “They all competed really well. It’s great to make your first regional tournament and we had two of them in here, so that was awesome. They know what they need to work on but [this weekend] showed them that they can compete at this level.” Ordway reiterated that having the next few months off will definitely help the Red come out punching for the second half of its season. “I think the fall showed us that we can obviously compete, but we have things to work on in these next three months in order to hopefully come out and possibly win the Ivy League title,” she said. “We know what we need to work on going forward. As long as these next few months are productive and everyone focuses on their weaknesses and gets better, I think we’ll have a really good spring.” Olivia Wittels can be reached at email@example.com.
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Cornell Ends Fall Season Play Red defeats Crimson in Ivy League match play second-round victory By CHRIS MILLS Sun Staff Writer
It had taken 24 holes, but junior Zach Bosse was finally able to land the decisive blow in Cornell’s Ivy League Match Play showdown against the Harvard Crimson. “I hit a great shot out of the rough to about three feet and I forced him to concede after he missed a would-be par putt,” Bosse said. The Red golf team wrapped up its fall season with the Ivy Match Play event this past weekend at Tournament Players Club at Jasna Polana in Princeton, N.J. Despite dropping the first and third-round matches to Princeton and Penn, respectively, the Red’s 3-2 second-round victory against third-seeded Harvard made the tournament one to remember. “It felt good. We went out. We had high hopes. Jasna Polana is a great course. I feel very, very blessed to have the opportunity to play such a tournament at a course like that,” Bosse said. “And for me, individually, the match play was all about closing the season on a strong note. My past few showings were not my best. I did not post good scores — scores I was happy about. And I still felt like I had something to prove to close out this half of the season.” “I spent this week working on the game — both the physical and the mental game — and trying to get my head in line for the tournament ... Coach [Matt Baughan] and I worked on some things during the week and I took him to heart going into the tournament.” The Red began its round against Harvard Saturday evening before darkness forced the majority of the team to complete its matches on Sunday morning. Freshman Brandon Eng — who was one of the few players able to finish Saturday evening — notched Cornell’s first match play victory of the tournament. “During the Big 5 Tournament, I was having a little bit of trouble with my swing, just sort of fighting it my entire round,” Eng said. “But when I got the Ivy League match play I just let my instincts be my swing and I didn’t think about it as much, I just swung instead of thinking about
TINA CHOU / SUN FILE PHOTO
Heading to the green | Junior Zack Bosse was one of the integral members of the Cornell team this past weekend when the Red wrapped up its fall season with the Ivy Match Play Tournament in N.J. defeating Harvard in its matchup.
mechanics and I did better.” Meanwhile, Bosse was locked in a tight battle against his Harvard opponent. Following his opponents’ untimely birdie on Sunday morning, Bosse began a six-hole playoff march, holding par before converting on a clutch chip shot. “My last playoff hole … was a 430-yard par four that [had] a slight dogleg right and the wind was blowing hard … right to left,” Bosse said. “[My opponent] hit his tee shot down the center of the fairway and I put mine in the right rough, kind of behind some trees but it was still in view of the green … I took my shot from the rough with a seven iron — a gripped-down 7-iron punch shot if you will, to keep it out of the wind … and it landed … toward the left of the pin on a hillside which let the ball bounce and funnel down toward the back of the cup to about three feet.” After failing to make par, Bosse’s opponent conceded the hole and, thus, the match. “You know when you play a team like Harvard, you’re going to have to play solid golf if you want to challenge them,” Bosse said. “And that goes the same for everyone on the team who had their match, whether they won or lost. It says a lot when every match is close and ... exciting to watch. It just makes for a lot of fun in the tournament atmosphere. Whether it was closing out the day before due to darkness or opening up really early in the morning to finish up your match, you had to find a way to carry over your good golf
from the night before into the morning, the morning after. And in my particular case I found a way to do that.” As the team goes dormant before a new slate of events in the spring, the Red will continue to work on its short game and general conditioning. One area that won’t need work, however, is team chemistry — which was on display during Ivy Match Play. When asked about his first collegiate match play experience, Eng said, “I loved it. I wish there were more events like match play. It was much more exciting because [with] oneon-one matches it’s a lot easier to see who’s winning and how close the matches really are … and when you’re finished doing match play you can follow your teammates around along the course and watch them finish their matches … ” “I think the team dynamic this year was really brought to the forefront because we had a match-play event,” Bosse agreed. “In my time [at Cornell] we never had a match-play tournament … until last weekend. Match play is, in my opinion, more team-involved, because … you have to get three out of five points to win the match … Because we’re such a tight-knit group the match play event was something we really enjoyed because we’re so close.” Chris Mills can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY
Icers Split Two Game Series at Boston in Season Opener By SCOTT ECKL Sun Staff Writer
This past weekend marked the beginning of the hockey season at Cornell, as the women’s team took the ice on the road and split the series
against Boston University. The Red (1-1) won the opener 5-2 Saturday, but lost the finale on Sunday, 5-1. “We were able to come out strong this weekend,” said senior defenseman Lauriane Rougeau. “We just were not
able to do the simple things during our second game on Sunday. We still have to work on execution.” No. 2 Cornell scored four unanswered goals in the opener on Saturday after No. 3 Boston took a 2-1 lead in the
middle of the second period. Freshman forward Anna Zorn scored the Red’s first goal at 4:24 in the second off an assist from junior defenseman Alyssa Gagliardi and sophomore freshman Jillian Saulnier. Cornell took the lead at 10:47 off a goal from sophomore forward Emily Fulton and assists from junior forward Brianne Jenner and Rougeau. The Red added two in the third period
Fortino off an assist from Saulnier and Jenner. However, the Terriers were able to dominate the rest of the game scoring five unanswered. Cornell was outshot 36-23 and went 16 on the power play. “Of course it was a little disappointing any time we lose,” Rougeau said. “I know we can bounce back because we have the talent. We have a good mix of veteran leadership and
“We were able to come out strong this weekend ... We just were not able to do the simple things during our second game on Sunday. We still have to work on execution.” Lauriane Rougeau
CONNOR ARCHARD / SUN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Seeing Red | Senior goalkeeper Lauren Slebodnick saves a shot to help the Red split the two game series against Boston University this past weekend while on the road.
and was able to win easily. “We were able to block shots, have more shots on net, and get a good amount of traffic towards the net in the first game,” Rougeau said. “However, everything we did in the first game we were not able to do in the second game.” The Red took the early lead on Sunday on a goal from senior defenseman Laura
freshman raw talent. We need to start playing the right way.” The Red plays St. Lawrence University Wednesday night in the first game at Lynah Rink this season. Wednesday’s game is the first of six straight home games for Cornell as the next five include matchups against ECAC hockey teams. Scott Eckl can be reached at email@example.com.
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Cornell Falls in Brown Matchup
Women’s soccer adds another Ivy loss to tough season By HALEY VELASCO Sun Assistant Sports Editor
The Cornell women’s soccer team went on the road for the last time this past weekend to face off against Ivy foe Brown. The Red (1-12-1, 0-4-1 Ivy League) lost to the Bears 1-0 on Sunday in a tough matchup at Stevenson Field in Providence. Both teams have had a tough go around this season. “It was very frustrating this game. It is similar to a couple three other games that we had. We started off well for a [couple of ] … minutes and had some chances and couldn’t finish,” said head coach Patrick Farmer. “Then, they go to the other end, and they finish on one of their only really good chances of the game. Then, we had other good chances and we fought back really hard. We had two or three chances; to score; their keeper made a good save; then, we missed a goal, and we ended up on the short side of the score.” The Red couldn’t close and get its first victory until Oct. 2 against Lafayette suffering a tough 14 game-losing streak. Seven of the last eight matchups for the Red have come down to one goal. The team was also shut out in three games – much better than last season where the team was blanked out of eight games of the total sixteen. For Brown, up until the game against Cornell, the Bears had lost five games straight including its first four Ivy League games. “I think, for one, it shows how tight the Ivy League plays every single game … We are right there,” said junior goalkeeper Tori Christ. “I think it’s frustrating
not being on the other side of these games. We just need to focus on these next games, and hopefully by focusing and having those tough experiences, we will be able to come out on top.” Christ made five saves in the 90 minutes of gameplay, only letting one by, while Brown’s goalie Amber Bledsoe only had to save three attempts from senior forward Maneesha Chitanvis, sophomore midfielder Kerry Schubert and senior forward Xandra Hompe who all made shots on goal in the first half. Cornell just could not seize the opportunities to score against the Bears resulting in the loss. The second half was different as both teams got extremely physical with each other, both trying to grab the victory and sneak out a win – Brown committed 10 fouls in 45 minutes. “I think that ‘frustrating’ is the word,” said Farmer. Cornell will finish out the rest of the season with two matchups at home over the next two weekends against Ivy League opponents. The Red will play Princeton at 6 p.m. on Saturday and then will hold its annual Senior Day at 3 p.m. on Saturday where it faces off against Dartmouth in the season finale. “I think that [the games against Princeton and Dartmouth] will be very different. They are first and second in the Ivies, so they can’t afford to lose any points to us. I assume that they will be motivated by that,” Farmer said. Haley Velasco can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Big bad Bears | Cornell fell to Brown this past Sunday in a matchup which consisted of failed shooting attempts and the Red not being able to capitalize on opportunities to win.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2012
Red Plays in First Games Of the Season
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The Red hosted the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 squad on Friday and at Brock University on Saturday. The games were Cornell’s first competitions of the season. On Friday, the Red came away with a 6-2 victory over the U.S. Under-18 team, and on Saturday, the duel against Brock ended in a 2-2 tie. The game against the Under-18 squad got off to an interesting start, as freshman forward Christian Hilbrich scored a goal on a failed pass to sophomore forward John McCarron but got pushed into the net by a U.S. defenseman. Six minutes later the Red scored again, with senior defenseman and tricaptain Nick D’Agostino and freshman forward John Knisley setting up senior Greg Miller for the goal. Just a minute later, Cornell scored again. Hilbrich got his second goal of the night off a deflection. At the end of the first, the U.S. Development Team scored a power play goal, and then scored again just six seconds into the second period. The Red would not let its
opponent get any closer, and just five minutes later sophomore Joel Lowry scored a power play goal. Sophomore forward Brian Ferlin scored in the middle of the second period, and then 21 seconds later, Miller scored again. Junior goaltender Andy Iles had 23 saves on the night. The next night, the Red tied the Brock team. The Badgers started the game off with a goal six minutes in. Then senior defenseman Braden Birch scored on a 5on-3 opportunity. Eight minutes later, senior John Esposito put another one past the Badgers. Early in the second period, Brock scored its second goal. Although many opportunities came about, neither team was able to score again. The Red had a fury of shots on goal at the end of overtime play, but none made it. Although the game ended in a tie, the Red out-shot its opponent 34-22 on the night. The Red returns to Lynah this weekend to host Colorado College on Friday and Saturday. — Compiled by Dani Abada
C.U. Finishes Fall Season With Strong Showing
By OLIVIA WITTELS Sun Staff Writer
The men’s tennis team closed out its fall season this past weekend with a solid performance at the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional. The Red did well in singles and doubles, reaching at least the Round of 16 in both brackets. Junior co-captain Venkat Iyer and freshman Dragos Dima lost, 8-5, in the doubles Round of 16 to the third seeded team, Marc Powers and Daniel Hoffman of Yale. Co-captain sophomore Sam Fleck made a dent in the singles bracket, also reaching the Round of 16 before falling, 6-3, 6-1, to the tourna-
ment’s number one seed, Matija Pecotic of Princeton. On Sunday, the sophomore tandem of Fleck and QuocDaniel Nguyen upset the fourth seeded team from Brown, Soufiane Azargui and Brandon Burke, in a tight, 9-7, win that put the duo into the semifinals. “A couple of the guys last year actually played that team and lost, so we kind of knew what to expect,” said Nguyen. “Coach [helped us] figure out a game plan to play them. We were actually losing like, 6-3, and we were down a break … We were just able to turn it around. Me and Sam were playing really well and just fought the whole match …
so that was a pretty big win for us. That was probably our first match against a really good team, and it just turned out really well.” On Monday, Fleck and Nguyen battled against the second seeds, Columbia’s Ashok Narayana and Max Schnur, but this time the Red did not pull out another upset. The duo lost, 8-6, to the Lions. “I thought we played pretty well, and they were a pretty good team, arguably one of the best [in the tournament]” Nguyen said. “I know we lost, but I [still] thought we ended up having a pretty good tournament.” See TENNIS page 14
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Making tennis magic | Senior co-captain Christine Ordway had a great showing for the Red, making it to the Round of 16 at Regionals.