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Consul General of India in N.Y., Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, spoke at Cornell Friday. | Page 3
Marissa Tranquilli ’15 reviews Into the Woods, which was performed at Ithaca College. | Page 10
Men’s soccer came out of the weekend with a win over Dartmouth. | Page 16
Demonstrators Picket Hobby Lobby Protest company’s decision to challenge Affordable Care Act
By HELEN DONNELLY
“We’re protesting because employers should not have the right to control the private lives and bodies of their employees,” Gardner said. “They do not have the right to Carrying signs that read “War on women, sponsored by tell their employees whether they can use birth control or Hobby Lobby” and “Hobby Lobby: anti-birth control for whether they can have access to birth control.” employees,” 15 picketers rallied outside Hobby Lobby According to Gardner, the purpose of the protest is to Monday afternoon to protest the retail giant’s decision to raise awareness about Hobby Lobby’s views on what is challenge the birth control requirements of the Affordable often referred to as the birth control mandate and to Care Act. encourage consumers to rethink shopHobby Lobby, a retail chain of arts “They ... should let ping at Hobby Lobby. and crafts stores, opened a store in Ithaca Eileen Berlow, one of the protesters, their employees said although the Affordable Health Care this month. The company is aiming to get the Supreme Court to review the conAct is not perfect, it is worth defending. choose.” stitutionality of the birth control man“I have some problems with the date of the Affordable Care Act, which Affordable Care Act because it’s not uniSue Robinson requires businesses with more than 50 versal health care, which is what we realemployees to provide health insurance ly need. But there are some very good covering birth control and contraceptives. The ACA does things in it. It allows people who otherwise wouldn’t be not exempt for-profit businesses owned by religious fami- able to get health care to get it,” Berlow said. lies, like Hobby Lobby, according to SCOTUS Blog. According to Berlow, Hobby Lobby does not have the Lori Gardner, president of the Tompkins County right to push their religion on their employees. National Organization for Women, a group that fights for See PROTEST page 4 gender equality, led the protest against Hobby Lobby.
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Lobbying | Members of the Tompkins County National Organization for Women protest Hobby Lobby Monday.
Scandal ,West Wing 14 Billionaires Among C.U.Alumni
Actor to Visit Cornell
By ALISHA FOSTER
you’re passionate about something, like how Josh is passionate about his Jewish Television viewers know identity, then you can bring actor Joshua Malina as the that passion into whatever fast-talking chief-of-staff in you do later in life,” she The West Wing and the as- said. “So if somebody is sistant district attorney with really passionate about an ideological streak in hit their religion, or a specific drama Scandal — but at a subject or music or anylecture next week, they will thing, they can bring that get to know the story behind into what they end up the characters he plays. doing with their life.” On Nov. 19, We i s m a n Malina, a consaid that the talk servative Jew, is of interest self-proclaimed beyond the Jewprankster and ish community the son of two at Cornell, too. Cornell alumni, “[Malina is] will deliver a talking about not lecture called only how being “How to Make Jewish has helpMALINA It in Hollyed him in his life, wood and Remain a but ... [also] about his expeMensch.” The event is rience and journey to organized and sponsored Hollywood, which can imby the Cornell Hillel Major pact so many students and Speaker Series Committee. reach a lot of people,” she Samantha Weisman ’15, said. “And he’s really funny.” vice president of the Hillel In a promotional video Executive Board, said the for the event, Malina distalk will address how played the range of roles he’s Malina was able to incor- played in the industry using porate his religious identity logoed baseball caps from into his career. his previous shows, The West “I think it’s important to Wing, Scandal, The Nine, all students that he’s gonna See MALINA page 4 talk about that because ... if Sun Contributor
By DARA LEVY Sun Senior Writer
Cornell students who want to be billionaires can look to the University’s own alumni for inspiration, as Cornell ranks seventh in the list of universities with the most billionaire alumni, according to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013. According to the report,
Cornell has 14 alumni with net worths of over $1 billion. The billionaires’ combined wealth totals $35 billion. Cornell ranks fourth among other Ivy League institutions, following Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, according to the report. “This represents an invaluable opportunity for fundraising for
these elite universities,” the WealthX and UBS report said. Harvard, which topped the list with 52 billionaires valued at $205 billion, has an endowment of $32.7 billion, the Harvard Crimson reported Sept. 24. Cornell’s endowment is $5.7 billion, The Sun reported Oct. 30. Robert Ziff J.D. ’92 is one of See BILLIONAIRE page 4
Passerby Extinguishes Porch Fire,Calls 911 By TYLER ALICEA Sun Senior Writer
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The Flaming Lips perform at Barton Hall Sunday. See page 8 for Kaitlyn Tiffany’s ’15 review.
The quick acting of a passerby resulted in the extinguishing of a porch fire before it “became a big deal” Sunday, according to Lt. Thomas Basher, public information officer for the Ithaca Fire Department. When she was out on a walk Sunday afternoon, Luzi Tapia noticed a porch fire at the Hudson Heights Studio Apartments complex on South Hill and called 911, an IFD press release said. Tapia also alerted others in nearby units, leading neighbor Rakim Jones to use an extinguisher to put out the fire. Although the fire was extinguished by the time firefighters arrived, the IFD went in along with the Ithaca Police, Bangs Ambulance and the Ithaca College Police Department to ensure that the area was safe, according to the press release. They left the scene by 2:45 p.m. Responders determined the fire was the result See FIRE page 4
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Three C.U.Teams Given $15,000 for Project Proposals
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By ANIKA SETHY Sun Contributor
Three Cornell teams have been awarded $15,000 each from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support their research on environmental sustainability, according to Gregory Lank, an EPA project officer. The teams will work to recycle old clothing in new ways, as well as to provide clean drinking water in underserved communities. One of the winning teams, led by Prof. Tasha Lewis, fiber science and apparel design, Prof. Anil Netravali, fiber science and apparel design, and Prof. Huiju Park, fiber science and apparel design, is studying how to MICHELLE FELDMAN / SUN STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER repurpose old clothing in the most effective and enviProf. Anton Garcia-Abril, architecture, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, speaks about his work in the Abby and ronmentally friendly way possible. “What we want to do is to use the discarded clothHoward Milstein Auditorium Monday. ing and make different things out of that. So we need to identify all the individual fibers, and the question is how efficiently we can do this,” Netravali said. “The ries. Lewis said the team also hopes to collaborate with which would translate to techniques in the full-scale AguaClara treatment system,” Karim said. idea is ‘cradle-to-cradle’ design; that means you take the other local businesses in Haiti. The other AguaClara team will use the Phase I grant The other two winning proposals both stem from old product and you use it to make the new product the Cornell-founded AguaClara program. AguaClara money to upgrade the technology they use and to purwithout anything going into waste.” The team found out it was selected for the grant over was founded by Prof. Monroe Weber-Shirk, civil and chase new chemicals to experiment with the composithe summer, and it received the grant money in August. environmental engineering, in 2005 to serve the need tion of the water. If they receive Phase II funding, they “We were very excited to receive the award because for sustainable safe drinking water in poor communi- may expand by either finding a closer replication of ties, according the Department of Civil groundwater in India, or perhaps even getting some we wanted to start the project. I’m and Environmental Engineering’s website. groundwater from India. also excited to do my own research,” “The idea is ‘cradleThe other team that also stems from the AguaClara There are 14 different sub-teams in the Lewis said. AguaClara program, according to Imtiaz program’s proposal is working on a “cheap, open source The grant will allow the team to to-cradle design.’” Karim grad, two of which won the EPA water monitoring system” that would find contaminot only find an efficient way to grant. The two teams that won were nants in water, according to Alex Krolick ’14. reuse old clothing but also pass on Prof. Anil Netravali Krolick is collaborating with Christopher Kelley, a “Sustainable Water Treatment Facility for this information to clothing proCommunities with Arsenic Contaminated P.h.D student from Johns Hopkins, and said that he ducers in Haiti, according to Lewis. Lewis added that the team is also working with Local Groundwater” and “‘Smart’ Turbidimeters for Remote hopes that their project can provide more information about water conditions. Monitoring of Water Quality.” Buttons, a Canadian clothing company. The grants were given as the first part of the People, Karim said he is working on the former proposal, After spending an addiitonal semester further developing their research proposals, all of the teams selected along with another Cornell student and a visiting stu- Prosperity and the Planet grant program, which helps by the EPA will compete for Phase II funding, which is dent from Brazil. He said the idea behind the proposal college students design sustainable research projects. The Cornell teams were among only 40 teams from awarded in the spring at the National Sustainable is to figure out how to remove arsenic — a water contDesign Expo in Washington, D.C., according to the aminant in many countries — from groundwater to colleges and universities across the U.S., including Puerto Rico, that were awarded the EPA Phase I grants turn it into drinking water. EPA’s website. Phase II funding amounts to $90,000. “There’s a challenge water [the National Sanitation this year, Lank said. If Lewis, Netravali and Park’s team receive Phase II funding, they plan to visit Haiti to gain deeper insight Foundation International] comes up with, and so using into the process of producing clothing at Haitian facto- that, plus the addition of arsenic, we’re going to try to Anika Sethy can be reached at see if we can remove it using techniques in the lab, email@example.com.
Indian Consul General Espouses Country’s ‘Soft Power’ By ANDREW LEE Sun Contributor
India is using soft power, not weapons, to influence opinion both abroad and domestically, the consul general of India in New York said to Cornellians Friday.
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Power | Counsul General of India in N.Y., Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, speaks at Cornell.
Visiting the University, Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay said that, in India, there has been a historical basis for the use of soft power. “How did Buddhism spread?” Mulay said. “It did not spread on the strength of a sword or on the basis of hard power.” One such ruler who used soft power, for instance, was Ashoka Maurya, the Indian emperor known for playing a crucial role in spreading Buddhism. “Ashoka accepted this new religion, and thereafter, he sent numerous ambassadors specifically to spread peace and promote harmony among the countries,” he said. Soft power also played a major role in India’s process of democratization, which Mulay described as “one of the most complex and interesting experiments in the world.” “People have always introduced new strains and ideas in India,” Mulay said. Mulay did not just look at his country’s use of soft power in the past, however. He also looked at its future, saying in the coming years, India’s emigrants will be one of the country’s greatest assets. He encouraged people from India living abroad to develop modern ways of thinking and institutional discipline. In order for India to be “self-sufficient,” Mulay said, people should become educated and bring their knowledge back to India. “There will be a huge renaissance in the future of India,” Mulay said. “Many people
are beginning to see the appeal of education.” Right now, as India has been experiencing an economic boom, Mulay said it is necessary for the country’s leaders to pursue a more holistic approach to growth. “I have been in the United States for now six months,” Mulay said. “I have noticed that, in America, there is tremendous obsession with economic growth.” In his closing comments, Mulay said soft power is equivalent to harmony and understanding. “We in India do not see ourselves as a sort of big brother, but rather as equal partners to other countries in the region,” he said. The event was a part of the Cornell Institute of Public Affairs’ Fall 2013
Colloquium Series and was held under the banner of the International Affairs Forum. In the past, the Cornell Public Affairs Society — the student professional organization of CIPA — has invited Rafilullah Sherzad, Raza Habib Raja and Jonathan Abraham to talk, according to Abhinav Pandya grad, IAF Chair and CPAS International Student Representative. “CIPA is one of the few organizations in public policy schools which promote soft power,” Pandya said. “In the midst of a world threatened by terrorism, fundamentalism, and civil wars, the solutions are interfaith and inter-cultural dialogues.” Andrew Lee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City News Ithaca Town Board Reinstates TCAT Funding
Ithaca residents urged the town board to reinstate $50,000 of funding for TCAT at a meeting Thursday. Town Supervisor Herb Engman said the initial decision to stop funding TCAT was made due to the financial strain the Town of Ithaca has faced, as well as TCAT’s lack of responsiveness to Ithaca’s concerns. After the discussion, the board voted to reinstate $25,000 to TCAT upon the completion of new TCAT contract negotiations, the Ithaca Times reported. — Compiled by Dara Levy
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Josh Malina Moves FromThe West Wing to Central Campus MALINA
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Sports Night and Celebrity Poker Challenge, which he produced. He welcomed all Cornell students to attend the event, even breaking out into song in the video. The event, which was announced Thursday, worked out because Malina happens to already be on the East Coast for other speaking events, according to Weisman. Malina played his first starring role as associate producer Jeremy Goodwin in the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV series, Sports Night, which was produced by Aaron Sorkin. In 2002, he made his entry onto The West Wing, where he played Will Bailey, and in 2012, he became Assistant U.S. Attorney David Rosen on Scandal. Behind the scenes, he was the prankster of the
Scandal cast. In an interview this May with a blogger for New York Magazine, Malina mentioned one of his bigger pranks. “[Producer] Tom [Verica], in a hideous example of poor judgment, left his office unlocked. And so I just went in there, turned everything upside down — pictures of his family, the couch. I stuck his coffee table in the closet, I unscrewed lightbulbs,” Malina said to New York Magazine. “He did get me back: I came to work one day and opened my trailer door, and my trailer was plastered with compromising photos of me, all taken from footage from the show. Having done a lot of topless scenes and shower scenes, there were a lot of very unflattering pictures of me posted all over my trailer with thought bubbles. Me praising my own biceps, and maybe regretting my belly.” In the promotional video, Malina said that although his parents both attended Cornell, he himself attended
Yale University. Both of Malina’s parents will be attending the event, according to Weisman. Malina’s show Scandal won a TV Guide Fan Favorite award this year; he has been nominated five times by the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. But Weisman and Rachel Minton ’15, who is on Hillel’s speaker series commmittee, said they hope this event will help people see that Hillel wants to engage with all students. “One of the big purposes of this event is to raise awareness for Hillel and also to show that Hillel isn’t really just for one type of person, but that it can be for anyone. You don’t have to be Jewish,” Minton said. Malina will be speaking at Statler Auditorium on Nov. 19th at 5:30pm. Alisha Foster can be reached at email@example.com.
Protesters: Employees Should Have Fire Department: Bystander Right to Choose Health Insurance Handled Porch Fire Well PROTEST
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“This lawsuit, brought by Hobby Lobby, is attacking the right of women to use contraceptives because of their religious belief that says that it is wrong. Freedom of religion doesn’t mean you have the right to impose your beliefs on somebody else,” Berlow said. Sue Robinson, member of Tompkins County NOW, has been involved with women’s reproductive rights for over thirty years. She, like Berlow, said that Hobby Lobby should not force its religious beliefs on its workers. “I am here because I do not think that for profit businesses have any business dictating
what kind of insurance coverage their employees should have,” said Robinson. “Employees should be able to choose what kind of health care they want in consultation with their health care providers” she said. According to Robinson, what matters is this fundamental right to choose. Hobby Lobby’s manager on staff at the time of the protest declined to comment, but Hobby Lobby argues in its lawsuit that the birth control mandate should not apply to for-profit businesses if the mandate violates their religious beliefs, according to The Huffington Post. Helen Donnelly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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of “a combination of cigar ash and brisk winds,” the press release said. The department was able to handle the porch fire and keep enough equipment around in order to handle other emergencies, Basher said. With its current level of staffing, the IFD — which has been spread thin recently due to the increasing number of emergency calls around the city — is able to handle two emergency
calls at once, he added. Basher said he was pleased with the way the fire was handled prior to the arrival of first responders. “We’re happy that everything turned out well and that people were looking out for each other,” Basher said. Authorities remind individuals to “properly dispose of all smoking materials,” the press release said. Tyler Alicea can be reached at email@example.com.
Ziff,Weill Number Among Cornell Billionaire Alums BILLIONAIRE
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Cornell’s most notable billionaire alumni, according to the report. Ziff — who is worth $4.6 billion according to Forbes — established the Robert D. Ziff Professorship of Law in 2008 at Cornell Law School, according to the Law School’s website. Billionaires Chuck Feeney
’56 and Irwin M. Jacobs ’54 have both made significant donations to Cornell NYC Tech. Other Cornell billionaires, David Duffield ’62, Howard Milstein ’73 and Samuel Curtis Johnson ’77 are the donors after which Duffield Hall, Milstein Hall and the Johnson School of Management are named. Dara Levy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rural Colo. Residents Vote to Have Counties Secede From State
AKRON, Colo. (AP) — The nation’s newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland. There wouldn’t be civil unions for gay couples, legal recreational marijuana, new renewable energy standards, or limits on ammunition magazines. After all, those were some of the reasons five counties on the state’s Eastern Plains voted on Election Day to approve the creation of a 51st state in the first place. Secession supporters know the votes were symbolic, designed to grab the attention of a Democratic-controlled Legislature. They say the vote results emphasize a growing frustration in conservative prairie towns with the more populous and liberal urban Front Range, which has helped solidify the Democrats’ power. “We can’t outvote the metropolitan areas anymore, and the rural areas don’t have a voice anymore,” said Perk Odell, 80, a lifelong resident of Akron in Washington County, which voted to secede. The five counties share borders, covering about 9,500 square miles and have a combined population of about 29,200. Four of the counties — Philips, Yuma, Kit Carson and Cheyenne — border Kansas. They are solidly Republican areas that have long identified more with Kansas and Nebraska because of their agricultural background. Towns like Akron, population 1,700, were founded in the 1880s along railroads and thrived as agriculture producers, booming in the 1900s during grain shortages. They began a decline in 1920s that continued through the Dust Bowl and their populations have decreased or remained stagnant since then. What remains are tight-knit communities where grain silos are sometimes the tallest structures around. Other parts of the state, meanwhile, have grown. More than 80 percent of Colorado’s 5 million residents live on the Front Range. The counties that voted to secede currently only have two state representatives and one state senator. In some ways, the feelings of being ignored date to the days of Colorado’s gold rush, when miners flocked to the Front Range, said Dr. Tom Noel, a history professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. “Ever since the gold rush, those areas have been places that people rush over, and I think that’s still how people feel — like people are just whizzing past them at 80 miles an hour,” Noel said. For the cluster of rural counties to become a new state, Colorado lawmakers would have to sign off, followed by Congress — a scenario that even supporters of the plan say is highly unlikely. Long shot though it may be,
supporters of the 51st state movement say they believe they’ve succeeded in getting their message across that lawmakers at the state’s Capitol aren’t listening to their concerns. One of the concerns that wasn’t heard was about a proposal mandating that Colorado’s rural cooperative electric associations get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020, up from 10 percent. The bill was approved by Democrats without GOP support. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has taken notice. “We understand that some rural areas still feel underrepresented and are not being heard,” he said. “We remain committed to listening more and working with local communities all across Colorado.” Republicans next year are planning to propose making state Senate seats be apportioned by land mass instead of population to grant a bigger voice to the sparsely populated areas. Republicans hold 28 of the 65 seats in the House and 17 of 35 seats in the Senate. In other states, voters who feel alienated have also recently looked to secede. Conservatives have been working to create the state of “Western Maryland,” saying they’re fed up with the Democratic majority in Annapolis. And Democrats in southern Arizona’s Pima County, angry at Republicans’ controversial immigration law two years ago, also talked of seceding and creating a “Baja Arizona” state. In the rugged hills of Northern California and Southern Oregon, the grassroots organization Jefferson Declaration Commission has won resolutions from two rural counties supporting creation of a “State of Jefferson,” an idea that has ebbed and flowed since the 1850s Gold Rush. The conservative rural region has fallen on hard times and many feel forgotten by their leaders in the urban halls of power. None of those proposals has made the ballots. Not everyone in Colorado is behind the concept of secession. Six other counties that had the measure on the ballot rejected it, including Weld County, where elected officials first raised the question. Akron resident Charles Johnson, 69, said there were many unanswered questions about how secession would work, like what the state would be called, where the capitol would be and how schools would be funded. He also didn’t like the message a secession vote would send. “The sad thing is it makes us all just look like whiners out here,” said Johnson, a retired teacher and former superintendent. On a recent trip to Texas to visit family, he said it was a few minutes before relatives started questioning him about the secession movement.
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A Response to Rape Culture Denial A LETTER TO THE EDITOR of the University of Wisconsin’s Badger Herald — titled “‘Rape culture’ does not exist” — has predictably garnered significant backlash after going viral last week. The letter is no more enlightened than its headline suggests. The author, David Hookstead, seeks to “set the record straight” by arguing that rape is no different than any other crime; that the causes of sexual assault are no different than those of murder or robbery. He submits that “education [cannot] prevent true acts of evil;” that teaching our youth about sexual consent will not deter rapists from their wicked schemes. One problem with Hookstead’s argument — one of many — is that he embraces an outdated caricature of perpetrators of sexual assault. The majority of the one in four women who will experience sexual violence during college are not abducted from dark alleys. These women are overwhelmingly victimized by male peers, often under conditions complicated by alcohol or drugs. The fact that many of the aggressors in these situations would not acknowledge that their actions constitute sexual assault indicates the existence of the rape culture Hookstead dismisses so callously in his letter. If rape culture did not exist, neither would blurred lines of consent. Hookstead writes that the terminology of rape culture “aggressively paints men as dangerous and as the root of evil.” This is simply illogical. Advocating consent education actually indicates optimism about human nature; it hardly jives with a belief that men are evil and unteachable. The recognition that our society normalizes behaviors that can lead to rape — and that some instances of sexual assault could be prevented by better educating young people — should in fact be seen as a rejection of the mentality that all men are destined to become abusers. We are glad to see that recent initiatives at Cornell are built on the premise that cultural factors can contribute to rape in our community. The University’s new Council on Sexual Violence Prevention is off the ground this semester with the first few meetings of its 40 student, faculty, staff and city members. While it is much too early to gauge how effective this new body will be, we are encouraged by some of the the language in its stated mission: “The Council studies and evaluates the campus environment … and explores opportunities for fostering cultural change [and] reducing risks.” Hookstead and others are misguided in their assertion that rape can be responded to, but not prevented. It is heartening that the University is not content to merely play defense.
While Ali Hamed’s ’14 comments demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for entrepreneurship at Cornell, his statements regarding CCTEC appear to be based on a lack of understanding and/or on hearsay that may perpetuate misperceptions. I believe Hamed is confusing “technology commercialization” with “entrepreneurship” and hence his misstatement that “Cornell has lagged so far behind in commercializing technology as compared to MIT and Stanford” [emphasis added]. Here are some specific data reported by MIT, Stanford, and Cornell to the Association of Technology Managers, respectively: Year Program Founded: 1940; 1970; 1979 Research Expenditures ($M): 1,556; 854; 802 No. of Licenses & Options Executed: 107; 137; 182 The above data are for FY2012, the latest publicly available data. As evidenced by the data above, Cornell is one of the most efficient universities in partnering with industry partners to develop its technologies into useful products to serve the public and to advance its mission as a land grant university. For a glimpse of the many commercial products that our industry partners have successfully put on the market using licensed Cornell technologies, please visit: http://www.cctec.cornell.edu/technology/products.php The lists are not comprehensive, but should give the readers a good idea of the contributions Cornell is making to the world. I would also like to comment on Hamed’s statement that “Cornell often holds the rights to technology built by graduate students (who are getting paid by the school) and professors” as if it is the (misconceived) reason why “Cornell has lagged so far behind in commercializing technology ...” One thing that may not be obvious to the readers is that most of the research performed at Cornell is sponsored by one or more external entities, mostly the federal government. If Cornell does not elect to hold the rights on inventions arising from research funded by the government, the rights will be retained by the government and not by the graduate students and/or the professor. If the sponsors are not the government, there usually are more demanding contractual obligations on the part of the university regarding technology rights from the funded work. MIT and Stanford similarly hold the rights under such circumstances. CCTEC has no record of having previous interactions with Hamed. Thus, I do not know from what information or experience that he opined that CCTEC’s “process is complicated and difficult.” I can assure the Cornell community that Cornell’s policies and CCTEC’s process are very similar, if not identical, to that of Stanford’s and MIT’s and are very transparent. You can read about them at http://www.cctec.cornell.edu. I do appreciate Hamed’s suggestion for CCTEC to “reach out”. That CCTEC will continue to do and improve. For more information regarding CCTEC’s operations and process, please visit us at http://www.cctec.cornell.edu; to participate in our outreach events, please visit http://www.cctec.cornell.edu/events/index.php Alan Paau Ph.D., MBA CLP Vice Provost for Technology Transfer and Economic Development Executive Director, CCTEC
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Deon Thomas |
It’s Not You, It’s Me
Women Aren’t Safe on Campus A
t least three days a week, I make the 30-minute walk from Cayuga Heights to Collegetown to visit my girlfriend. I regularly embark upon this journey alone and without fear. While walking, I’ll throw my headphones on so that I don’t have to focus on how dreadful the weather is. Sometimes, when no one is around, I’ll start dancing to the music and then stop the instant I spot someone. The other night, once I reached the suspension bridge I closed my eyes intermittently while walking to see if I could walk straight without sight (it turns out I couldn’t). As you can see, I have quite a bit of fun walking by myself. However, I can’t say my female counterparts have this same luxury. When they need to walk through the streets of Collegetown at night, I jump at the chance to accompany them. I’ll be the first to tell you that it’s not out of kind-hearted chivalry or because of my desire to get in a workout. At this point in my life, it’s not even because I want to hit on them (brownie points). The truth is women are not safe on this campus. That is an undeniable yet, unacceptable truth. I’ve received one too many crime alerts in my (almost) three years at Cornell to ever believe that my female friends are completely safe here. I’ve read about women being assaulted in fraternity houses, on the street and even in the “safe” confines of their own homes. I think it’s about damn time that we start making some profound and deep-rooted changes to the culture here on campus. Just think about how many times you’ve heard or even said the word “bitch” in the last week. Whether it is said jokingly or not, the word is inherently disrespectful and contributes to this culture that is disrespectful to women. It’s as simple as eliminating the little things like this that can lead to a complete change in the culture here at Cornell. In a broader sense, this problem obviously exists outside of our Cornell community. It can be argued that the entertainment
I think it’s about damn time that we start making some profound and deep-rooted changes to the culture here on campus. industry is the most prevalent contributor to this culture here in America. It doesn’t take long to think of some disrespectful instances within popular movies and songs that could easily influence the general population with every single showing or radio play. To quote one of the more popular songs currently on the Billboard Top 100, “Gas Pedal” by Sage the Gemini, the chorus is “ slow down, grab the wall, wiggle like you tryna make yo ass fall off. Hella thick I wanna smash ’em all.” All it takes is a few lines like these to condition men into thinking that they can value a woman for her body and nothing else. The logical danger in allowing this mentality to exist is that when a man engages in non-consensual sex with a woman he will typically think about her as a tool for his own personal pleasure without caring about her mental state and the effects of the encounter. I have a unique plan for how we can go about changing this culture. However, it is going to take the devout participation of women far more than men. I honestly believe that women unknowingly have the power to drastically change the current situation we find ourselves in. This could get controversial because I also believe that some people will claim “slut-shaming” or “victim-blaming” before fully listening to the argument at hand. Whether or not you want to hear this, our current situation works favorably for men. That is the deepseated reason for why things are taking so long to change. I am not saying it is women’s fault that the current culture exists, however, they are the ones who have the power to change it. In the current hook up culture, men are unfortunately able to get what they want without giving women the respect they truly deserve. I’ve seen guys say and do unbelievably rude things to girls and yet they were still able to accomplish their goal: getting laid. That is simply not going to cut it anymore. Women you know what we want and you know what you want. Men want sex and women should, at the very least. should want respect. I challenge you to hit us where it hurts. Take away what we want until we find ourselves forced to concede to your wishes. Not only should you not have sex with men that don’t give you the respect you deserve, don’t give them your time and definitely don’t give them the idea that you will put up with their bullshit. Kill our culture, take it away and never look back. If you write me off as a heretic, don’t be surprised when nothing changes but do remember that 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.
Comment of the day “The GOP is horrible at messaging. The Democrats have done [a] much better job. I think the GOP should teach people about conservative economics and how it would help them and their children. They should have simple graphs, simple explanations and show the real danger of overspending and waste in the government.” WorriedinVA Re: “THROWDOWN THURSDAY: What Can Republicans Learn from Tuesday’s Elections?,” Opinion, published November 10, 2013
Maggie Henry |
Get Over Yourself
C.U.Alumni: More Than Just Millionaires “C
ornell is a community of scholars, known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose.” The statement above is the caption on Cornell’s Facebook profile photo. I follow the University on Facebook and get their updates on my newsfeed. Yesterday morning, I opened my account to a post from the school at the very top, proclaiming Cornell as number 11 on a list of the world’s top 100 universities for producing millionaires. Pretty much instantaneously, I felt a little weird about University Communications touting this position on its official social media. I know that it’s possible that every listicle we appear on gets shared on our social media sites, but maybe it’s time that the University be a little more considerate about what gets posted to University accounts. Being both a Cornellian and a millionaire has to be a relatively anomalous phenomenon — it’s not as if the majority of our students graduate yo become millionaires. Why would we brag about something that’s so exclusionary to so much of our alumni population? The post left a sour taste in my mouth as an implicit indication of what Cornell wants to share about us with the outside world. Interested, I followed the link to a Times Higher Education blog post commenting on U.K. universities’ position on the list. I followed it subsequently to the original page for the publication, Spear’s, a bimonthly British magazine founded in 2006. The original article was there, with some comments from
the editor illuminating his personal interpretation of the list order. There was no hard information on what rubric Spear’s and its partner WealthInsight, a wealth consulting company, used in calculating the list. Essentially, the way the article is laid out, the list could possibly include inherited wealth, a quality that has little to do with the influence of an academic institution on someone’s financial success. The lack of valuable information on Spear’s and WealthInsight’s rubric was not the only element of the article that made me question Cornell’s espousement of its place on the list. Spear’s targets high net-worth individu-
industry, the piece also suggested that those individuals who studied the humanities and became wealthy “owe their fortunes not to practicing their professions but climbing the ranks of the financial services sector” without providing any corroborating data. Embarrassingly, the blog post Cornell linked to invited site visitors to compare the millionaire list to the Times Higher Education’s overall global university rankings (which, of course, could also be bupkis.) We’re ranked 19th on that global list, a full eight spots below how we rank at producing millionaires. The rubric for the overall rankings are still limited
We should use our social media accounts to publicize our arts projects, engineering accomplishments and contributions to social good. als and people employed in the financial services industry. It is definitively not a publication produced by education specialists. Emphasizing this, the editorial comments attributed universities’ places on the list to their alumni who choose to work in the financial services industry, not the quality of the institutions themselves: “It's also no surprise to find that the brightest people, who go to the best universities, often leave their degrees behind and go into high finance to seek their fortune.” Though the list included information on preferred majors, the interpretations offered were largely qualitative. The article suggested an advantage in income for those who complete “numerical degrees.” In keeping with the focus on the financial services
when you compare it to the immeasurable rewards of being part of a global community like Cornell, but at least they’re a more holistic standard of evaluation than the income of aggregated alumni pools. The contrast of Cornell’s place on the two lists might not mean anything at all, but it’s still enough to create an embarrassing image for Cornell’s sense of selfworth. I’m glad that there are a lot of Cornell alumni out there who are financially successful. It means a great deal for the University’s future and however an editor at Times Higher Education U.K. might feel, it probably means that there are plenty of people out there achieving financial success both inside and outside of the financial services industry. More than simply
failing to encapsulate all of the awesome things about this place, the list also sends the wrong message. Yes, the administration should care about how alumni fare in all facets of life after graduation, but it should celebrate alumni for the intrinsic value of their achievements, not the dollar value that those achievements may or may not have produced. Why not post stories about successful alumni, who may or may not have made a great deal of money, detailing their accomplishments? We should use our social media accounts to publicize our art projects, engineering accomplishments and contributions to social good. We should share with the world, in the words of the caption on Cornell’s profile photo, our tradition of doing things for “a public purpose” and our students’ efforts to become “tomorrow’s thought leaders.” The worth of tomorrow’s thought leaders isn’t in our potential to make a million bucks. It’s in our ability to appreciate, learn from and put into action the benefits of being part of a diverse and rigorous academic community. It’s our ability to bring our greatest qualities to whatever we do, whether that’s a job in the financial services industry or as a community organizer or as a journalist. Those are the things that make me proud of my Cornellian peers and the things that make me happy to share stories of my soon-to-be alma mater with people. Advertising our arbitrary ranking in number of millionaire alumni feels hollow and insecure, and this school is better than that. Maggie Henry is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Over Yourself appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT The Flaming Lips Light Up Barton PHOTOS BY SHAILEE SHAH / SUN PHOTO EDITOR
BY KAITLYN TIFFANY Sun Staff Writer
On tour promoting their latest E.P., The Flaming Lips returned to Barton Hall Sunday night for a reprise of their legendary, on-campus performance in 2010. The show was opened by Lighting Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale’s new project, Black Pus, which began the night with a set of flashy, freeform and pretty trippily chaotic drum and bassfueled stylings. The Barton Hall audience started out pretty low-key and surprisingly sparse, but filled in quickly while the Lips’ insane stage set-up was put together over the course of a half hour. The delay was met by some audience restlessness — many let out hopeful whoops every time a single light bulb was dimmed or lighted — but the reason for the wait soon became obvious. The Lips are known for their strange and mysterious origin story (did they really steal their entire first set of instruments from a church?), as well as their eclectic progression through pop, acid-bubblegum and rock sounds, but they are perhaps most well known for their showmanship. Sunday night was no exception, as the show opened with an early, excitement-generating confetti drop, followed quickly by a question from front man Wayne Coyne: “I can smell a lot of marijuana being smoked. Is that legal here?” When I was preparing to cover this show and asked a musically-inclined friend what exactly I should expect from the Lips live, she replied, “I don’t
know. If Bill Nye [’77] had a band and did coke, that’s what the lead singer is like.” An encapsulation of rock spectacle and musical persona, The Flaming Lips put on a show that is so vividly participatory and visually stunning it nearly felt anachronistic. A far cry from the bare-bones sets and raw energy of modern indie and folk acts, a still further cry from the predictable glitter and strutting-infused routines of pop icons, this was a rock show’s rock show. Coyne began the performance by scaling the side of an enormous glowing structure of orbs and tubes of LED lights to take his place at what looked a strange hybrid between a spaceship and a massive pulpit, à la the Sermon on the Mount. Psychedelic images
played continuously on an LED backdrop where a full-on throwback to rock n’ roll production’s glory days flashed by (with a smidge of the tunnel scene from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory). Nervous as I was for the toddlers next to me and for
the almost-definitely-chemically-addled ballet dancers at the back of the crowd when the screen graphics turned to quick cuts of wolf fangs and long stills of enormous green eyeballs, the effect was eerie and unnerving. It was perfectly-suited to the standout slower numbers like “One More Robot/Sympathy” and “Do You Realize?”, as well as the haunting mid-set performance of “Race for the Prize.” The faster-paced high point of the show was “Silver Trembling Hands,” a sing-along song happily welcomed by both die-hard fans and Lips show firsttimers alike thanks to its easy-to-pickup refrain and frequent references to getting high. Another one of the Lips’ best-known tracks, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot,” also received a warm and sway-heavy reception. Obvious crowd-encircling toke cloud aside, what The Flaming Lips did better than any other group I’ve seen was marry the motivations of all of the members of its diverse audience. The audience members that I observed ranged in age from four to 60 years old, a continuum representing an array of people who were re-witnessing or experiencing a serendipitous first exposure to the type of spectacle that is becoming increasingly rare. There’s a spiritualized element to a good rock concert that makes some drug use expected and unsurprising. At the Lips show, however, there were also enough elements of a good circus — a powerful moment of connection with a beloved singer, elements of an oldschool rock show and the 21st century take on what a rock show can be — to find something for everyone. Coyne didn’t even have to move from his bizarre podium to keep the focus on him, actively engaging the audience and entreating them to liven up the sadder songs by adding sound of their own, as well as changing up the pace near as often as the epilepsy-inducing strobes. This was just further evidence of a charismatic confidence that would seem ridiculous if lowered onto the shoulders of some of music’s biggest contemporary performers, who are largely expected to deliver grand dance numbers, or at least energetic posturing to hold audience attention. The Lips are the second act off of Q Magazine’s “50 Bands You Must See Before You Die” list to come to Cornell this year (along with Bob Dylan in April), and everyone walking out of the show Sunday should have felt some intense gratitude for the Cornell Concert Commission — even if a Lips show wasn’t consciously written on their bucket list. Kaitlyn Tiffany is a junior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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God of Carnage at The Readers’ BY ALISON GABAY Sun Contributor
God of Carnage, written by Yasmina Reza and directed by Anne Marie Cummings, opens with two pairs of parents trying to figure out the best way to deal with the recent altercation between their sons. After a playground argument between the two boys, the seemingly carefree parenting style of one family instantly clashes with the conservative parenting style of another. For the preview performance of the play, premiering at The Readers’ Theatre this weekend, Cummings, who is also the founder of theatre, used her home as the stage. The set, located in her small and intimate living room, consisted of a couch, two chairs and tulips. It was just the right size for the four actors to make the intimate story come alive. Although the cast only had six rehearsals under their belt for this preview performance, they were able to perfectly translate the full-scale chaos that results when adults digress into the actions of their children. At first, the show felt a little slow, which may be attributed to the unfinished quality of it — most actors were still on book for the preview. Mid-show, however, the play picked up and we were instantly attached to the lives of these two couples. The actors moved fluidly on stage, constantly pacing and taking us along for a ride as full-scale madness built to a climax. The cast made us feel like we were a part of the intimate moments — the rage, blackouts and the misogyny the couples experienced during one fateful afternoon. The discomfort the characters are experienced was also heightened by the score created by Hank Roberts for this production.The flow of the music into each scene created effortless transitions and nicely complimented Reza’s writing. Alan (Scott Whitham), one of the fathers, is the quintessential jerk who would rather make money and “think about
the victims later.” His role as an absentee parent, glued to his phone and addicted to power, is well portrayed and instantly hated, which only increases as Whitham delivers lines like, “marriage is the most terrible ordeal God can put you through … marriage and children.” The viewer can’t help but hate Alan and his wife Annette (Darcy Martin Rose) and side with Michael (Tim Perry) and Veronica (Cynthia Henderson). However, over time, the actors brilliantly make the audience switch sides, question what is right and feel for each of the characters that are so well portrayed by the cast. The dysfunction is set up so that moments of balance and mutual connection are immediately followed by full on chaos, as if the parents have turned into children themselves or never actually grew up. Whether the actors are yelling at one another, ripping tulips, smashing phones or crying over meaningless magazines, all in the confines of a tiny living room, one can’t help but get sucked into the world they have created. After the performance, Rose said, “It is invigorating as an actor to be in a show where it ends in such chaos. The beginning is so structured and so formal and everyone is trying to say the polite thing. Then alcohol breaks down those walls, along with impatience, and it is fun to be at the end throwing things and cursing at one another.” Henderson, especially, portrays a conflicted mother who wants to do what is morally right, and she instantly becomes the most childlike of all of the parents. She is able to deliver the raw emotion of a mother who desperately wants to be a loving parent, but can barely move past her own issues. One minute
she is politely trying to figure out a way to help their sons reconcile and recognize the “right” thing to do, speaking quietly and meekly in order to plateau an already tense situation. Then, almost instantly, she is cursing, screaming and violently attacking other characters in a drunken stupor. It’s hard to choose a side, and we quickly learn that you can’t. None of the characters are right. They are all flawed and childish, which is fun to watch but difficult to come to terms with when you see each character’s human elements. There are moments when they put the cloak of social and cultural responsibility back on and find a little empathy, and this only makes the characters more complex. The Reader’s Theatre preview was a unique Ithaca experience, which will only get better as we approach the final product and premiere this weekend. Utilizing local actors and musicians, this production is one that should not be missed. God of Carnage, presented by The Reader’s Theatre, will have performances from Nov. 15 -17 (Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m.). For more information or to reserve tickets, go to www.thereaderstheatre.com. Alison Gabay is a sophomore in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Into the Woods We Go: A Performance at I.C. BY MARISSA TRANQUILLI Sun Staff Writer
“Into the woods — It’s time and so, I must begin my journey.” Into the Woods is just that: A fabulous, amazing, profound journey. When I discovered that Into the Woods was up at the Ithaca College main stage, I leapt at the chance to see a new production — it is definitely one of the most exciting musicals out there. Though Stephen Sondheim, who wrote Into the Woods, is better known for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, that reputation is about to change. In a year and a half, an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp will take Into the Woods to the big screen. This kind of cast is sure to attract attention. Hopefully Ithaca College’s production will as well. Because Into the Woods is an ensemble piece, there is very little room for characters who are not leads in the production —
there are so many. The show opens with scenes we have all scene before: Cinderella (Katie Drinkard) scrubbing the floor while her step-mother (Kayley Anne Collins) mocks; Little Red Riding Hood (Rebecca Skowron) purchasing a loaf of bread and some sweets to take to her grandmother (Caelan Creaser) from a Baker (Nicholas Carroll) and his wife (Grace Stockdale; and Jack (Avery Sobczak), unwilling to part with Milky White (Celena Morgan), his cow who has ceased to produce milk. Enter the Witch (Alyssa Magarian), who tells the Baker and his wife that they are cursed and can never bear a child, until they retrieve “the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, the slipper as pure as gold.” And so, into the woods they go. Through a convoluted stream of events, Act I ends as all fairy tales do: Cinderella gets her Prince (Adam James King), Rapunzel (Hannah Richter) gets not only a Prince, but twins as well, Jack slays a giant, the Baker’s Wife is pregnant and Red has a new wolf skin cape. The event leading through Act I are truly nothing to write home about, and many high schools and middle schools tend to cut the musical off there. The only two songs which really carry the show at that point are “Agony,” sung by the Princes (Adam James King and Roger Reed) and “Hello Little Girl.” Then comes Act II: the reason I fell in love with Into the Woods so many years ago and the time when the cast truly gets to prove themselves. Act II is what comes after ever-after — how the story really ends. Can a girl who has spent her entire life alone in a tower become a normal wife and mother in a day?
Can two princes who love the chase really settle down with their wives? Is the wife of the giant that Jack killed really ready to let it go? For the lack of a better phrase, Act II is when the shit hits the fan. The height of the tension of the act culminates in the songs “Your Fault” and “Last Midnight,” the latter being the most powerful and perhaps the most beautiful song in the musical, delivered by the jaded Witch. Finally, the themes of family, parents and children, which have carried the entire musical, culminate with “No One is Alone,” sung by the Baker, Cinderella, Jack and Red. Into the Woods is not a musical that can be saved by a good set design, over-the-top costumes (though Cinderella’s step family looked like they fell directly out of the Capitol in The Hunger Games), crazy choreography or an amazing orchestra. Though all four were top notch, unlike more flashy musicals, Into the Woods must be carried entirely by the cast of the show. The Ithaca College production put in a few flares of their own (including an oddly sexual relationship between Jack and the harp, played by a woman), but sometimes a little change can be good. Though many of the new additions led to laughs and didn’t hurt the overall plot, I was slightly perturbed by the changing of a few lyrics in “Last Midnight.” Other than those issues though, the cast managed to carry the show beautifully — with Cinderella, the Wolf and the Baker’s Wife perhaps shining the brightest in the bunch. The entire production was extremely well cast, and I enjoyed nearly every minute of my time there. And by enjoyed, I mean that I left the production feeling slightly unsettled and heart-broken, because that is what the musical is: a little unsettling and a little disturbing while it stirs up your childhood memories and taints them. So I left knowing that I had seen an excellent performance of Into the Woods — one that hit me profoundly and one that I can honestly say was amazing. Into the Woods is a remarkable musical, and though its run at IC is over, it is a journey I would recommend to all. Marissa Tranquilli is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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after this past weekend,” Douglas said. On the men’s side, the Red hopes to have a strong showing at Dartmouth. “I think that Harvard-Dartmouth will be a good meet as we get ready to take down Dartmouth. It will be a close meet, and [it will be] at Dartmouth so it would awesome to take them down at their own pool,” Satterthwaite said. Hallowell added that the confidence the teams gained from last weekend will help in the upcoming Ancient Eight show“Keeping up the energy down. “After a great weekend, and intensity is always a we are feeling confident and challenge during the motivated to begin the ivy season. It’s been a long preupcoming finals season.” season and I think every Bethany Douglas member of the team is excited to prove themselves in the league as we try to make a statement this weekend,” he said. For both the men and the women, the Red looks to go and have impressive showings against Ivy League competition. “Going forward, we definitely need to stay in the race until the end and stay excited,” Vandenberghe said. Douglas also added that the energy and intensity against the Green and the Crimson will be critical for the Red’s success. “Keeping up the energy and intensity is always a challenge during the upcoming finals season. We just have to make sure we stay on top of our game,” she said. On the men’s side, Satterthwaite said that focus and mental game will be the most important thing for the upcoming weekend. “I think the team has been doing great thus far, but staying focused on the tasks at hand and the teams to beat [will] be the most important,” he said. John McGrorty can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cornellsun.com
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Red Finishes Fall at Dartmouth WOMEN’S SOCCER
respectively. This season marks the first time in program history that two Cornell freshmen earned more than 11 points. Freshman goalkeeplast home game of the season, the Green honored er Kelsey Tierney contributed significantly, boastits graduating class with a senior day celebration ing a .743 save percentage. According to Crowell, this season was far from and drew a large number of fans to the field. This circumstance may have played to Dartmouth’s disappointing. “We made a really large step in the right direcadvantage, freshman forward Ellie Crowell said. “They were pretty pumped up, as most teams tion, even if it wasn’t quite as large as we wanted are on Senior Day,” Crowell said. “The combina- to be,” Crowell said. “I can only believe that we’re tion of that being their last game and the fact that going to keep getting better. It’s exciting to think they wanted to honor their senior class — a lot of about moving toward more wins in the Ivy League whom start for the them — was really big for and progressing toward being in the top four and hopefully contesting for the them.” conference title.” The Red celebrated its “We’re shifted more and “I’m very excited to follow seniors at its last home game the program in the years to against Brown on Oct. 27. more toward trying to come,” Christ said. “I think Walking off the field on focus on our team and we will continue to improve Saturday was a surreal experinot preoccupying and move our way up in the ence for Cornell’s senior class, Ivy standings. The commitChrist said. ourselves as much with ment and talent is there.” “It’s hard for me to even the opponent.” In 2012, the Red won just put into words,” she said. one game, concluding the sea“Cornell soccer has been a Ellie Crowell son with a 1-14-1 record and a huge part of my life for the .094 percentage. This year past four years. I’ve met some incredible people in my teammates and had great marked Cornell’s strongest start since 2003 and experiences playing the sport I love. I feel so lucky the team finished with a .469 percentage, falling to have been a part of this program, and you just short of its .500 goal. According to Crowell, the team’s improvement always just hope that you have left a mark, no may be due to a change in attitude. From the matter how big or small it is.” Despite the Red’s disappointing Ivy League start, head coach Patrick Farmer aimed to change results, overall the team is proud of its accom- the team’s mindset and approach, she said. Farmer joined the Red in 2012 after a threeplishments this season, Christ said. “We have made some big improvements this year stint as assistant coach at Wisconsin. “We’ve shifted more and more toward trying to season and have some positives to take away from the Ivy season as well,” she said. “We had differ- focus on our team and not preoccupying ourselves ent people stepping up and pushing the pace in as much with our opponent,” Crowell said. training and games and I think this year will help “Looking back at this season and seeing how we the program continue to progress in the future.” progressed as the team, I can only believe that The Red added 10 new players to its roster this we’re going to keep getting better.” year, including eight freshmen. Banks and Crowell started regularly throughout the season, Gina Cargas can be reached at finishing the season with 12 and 11 points, email@example.com. Continued from page 16
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Red Preps for NCAA Regionals XC did not perform as the team expected at Heps, readies for Regionals By JOEL COOPER Sun Staff Writer
Cornell’s mens cross-country team is preparing for a strong performance at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships Friday in the Bronx. The Red has had a tough start to the season, recently coming seventh at Heptagonal Championship held at Princeton. According to junior David Melly, the team underperformed at Heps, but he hopes that the Red can bounce back this week. “Heps was a setback, but the postseason is more than just one meet,” Melly said. “I think we’re more determined than ever to make the most of the Regional meet.” An area of strength for Cornell at the Princeton race was a small spread of finish time between all of its runners, and the Red try to apply this tactic this week, by running as a tight pack. “All season we’ve had a very close spread from 1 to 7. In a large meet like Regionals, it’s important to work together so as not to get lost in the crowd, and that’s how we can do the most damage,” Melly said. “Our coach has been preparing us for a meet like this all season and we’ve all bought into the strategy, so all that’s left is to reap the benefits.” Cornell could also profit from the race being 2km longer than the standard college cross-country race. “Being 10km rather than 8km favors guys like Brian Eimstad and Jonny Phillips who are really well suited to the longer distances,” Melly said. “We’ve looked strong in workouts since Heps and the seven guys who will toe
Cornell Finishes 2013 With Victory Over Dartmouth FIELD HOCKEY
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ball into the net and give the Red a two-goal lead three minutes into the second half. From there, the team never released the pressure on Dartmouth and continued to press into the opposing half. Balleza said that the penalty corners and team defensive play that helped the team control the game. “Overall it was a great team effort that got us the win. More specifically we got a lot of penalty corners, which got us two of our three goals,” she said. “Also our defensive press worked really well in the second half and we were to counter attack Dartmouth pretty effectively and didn't let them penetrate “It puts the team in a into our great position for next defense too year.” much.” In the 60th Hannah Balleza minute of play a penalty corner by Balleza found Siergiej whose shot was deflected by Plappert into the goal, giving her a second goal in her final game and the Red a decisive three goal advantage. The game ended at three to nothing in favor the the Red. The six seniors that played their last game for the Red on Saturday were instrumental in the win, and left their mark on the program. Balleza, Plappert, Mallory Bannon, Keelin Bannon, Carolyn Horner and Shannon Berry led the Red to their most wins (10) since the 2010 team which won 11. After finishing tied for fourth in 2012 and in seventh in 2011, the Red moved up the standings again in 2013 finishing in third. According to Balleza, Saturday’s win gives the Red confidence going into the offseason. “It puts the team in great position for next year and gives the coaches and team a good sense of where the program is at currently and where it is headed,” she said. Tucker Maggio-Hucek be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the line on Friday are ready to get the job done.” Sophomore Brian Eimstad is expected to have a fast race having been Cornell’s top finisher at the previous two races. Despite this, Eimstad is still focusing on the team race as whole. “I hope that I will be able to help the team out as much as possible,” Eimstad said. “It will be my first cross country 10K, so I’m excited to see what I can do with that.” According to Eimstad, the course could have another advantage for the Red. For many members of the team, this will be the first time running on the course and so they can run without expectation. “This specific course will be a new experience for most, if not all of the team. In a way, it’s good to go in without any memories or expectations of the course,” Eimstad said. “It forces people to just race and not try to compare it to previous experiences. Coming into this weekend, the Red is not ranked very high in the region as it sits at No. 10. However, with a strong performance, Eimstad believes that the team can finish higher. “We are ranked 10th in the region, but I think we could place a little higher than that if we have a good day,” Eimstad said. “The top teams in this race are Columbia, Iona and Syracuse, but we’ll be trying to compete with teams nearer to us such as Yale.” Cornell will also be looking to overturn the other Ivy League schools which will be taking part. “The Ivies who compete in the Northeast region will definitely be targets for us in this field,” Melly said. “We are hoping to get some of the teams who narrowly beat
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Third times a charm | Sophomore Brian Eimstad was the Red’s top performer in the last two meets, and hopes to do it again.
us at Heps back this weekend when we see them again, such as Penn and Yale.” Joel Cooper can be reached at email@example.com.
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Swimming and Diving Begin Season With Early Victory Over the Eagles By JOHN MCGRORTY Sun Staff Writer
This past weekend the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened up the season with a home meet against Boston College. Both the men and the women had successful races and beat Boston College in the home opener. On the men’s side, the Red was able to win with a final score of 148-125 against BC. For the women the win came at 159-114. Both teams had impressive early season speed and look to continue to gain from this speed as the season progresses. “We were very excited to win the meet against B.C., It’s always a good thing for the team atmosphere to start the season off with a winning meet, and I think it has made us even more excited for the Ivy League dual meets season,” sophomore fly swimmer Laly Vandenberghe said.
Junior backstroke and fly swimmer Bethany Douglas added that the new pool records were also a great way to start the season off strongly. “It’s always exciting to have a big win like we just had this past weekend. It was the perfect season opener not just because we won, but because we broke some pool records, worked together as a team, and really brought the energy,” she said. On the men’s side, the Red was able to get a feel of the season early and produce results that won the meet. “I think everyone was really happy with the results from the BC meet, it’s always good to start off the season with a win. There were some really close races in the breastrokes and sprint events that gave a good taste of what is to come in this upcoming season,” junior free swimmer Tim Satterthwaite said. The Red looks to continue the momentum going forward and to
begin to have new levels of success. “The BC meet was a great opportunity for the team to start out the season with a big win over a solid team,” junior diver Thomas Hallowell said. “There were some great swims all around, and strong finishes for both the men and the women.” This weekend both the men’s and women’s teams will travel to Hanover, New Hampshire to compete against Dartmouth and Harvard in its first Ivy League meet of the season. “I think we are feeling good going into Harvard-Dartmouth, we have a fast team that is ready to race,” Vandenberghe said. The Red looks to continue the strong start and have success in the Ivy League. “We have high hopes for Dartmouth, especially after seeing how strong our new freshmen class is See SWIMMING AND DIVING page 13
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Starting strong | The Cornell swimming and diving teams started the season with a win against Boston College.
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Solo Ancient Eight Game Left for Red By ANNA FASMAN Sun Staff Writer
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Red rumbles | Senior Hannah Balleza, and the rest of the Red squad, finished out the 2013 season with a dominant “W” against the Bears.
Field Hockey Topples Brown In Last Matchup of ’13 Season By TUCKER MAGGIO-HUCEK Sun Staff Writer
Cornell field hockey ended its 2013 campaign in a dominant fashion as it shutout Dartmouth Saturday. The Red (10-7, 4-3 Ivy) scored three times in the second half, sending the six graduating seniors off with a win. Saturday’s win was the team’s fourth in the Ivy League and good for third place overall behind Princeton and Penn. The first half saw two evenly matched teams go into the break scoreless. Both teams went into halftime with the same number of shots and saves. Dartmouth held the advantage in penalty corners four to three. While both teams went blow for blow in the first half, the Red would pick up play in the second half and put together a strong 35 minutes of team play.
Senior captain Hannah Balleza said that the seniors had extra motivation in their last game, which lead to a dominant second half of play. “There is always that extra motivation, it was our last game and I think we could see it on the field because everyone really showed in their play,” she said. It did not take long for the Red to get going in the second half. Two minutes in, Cornell struck when a penalty corner from Balleza found sophomore Marisa Siergiej who knocked it in to give the Red a one goal advantage right off the start. Under a minute after the first goal the Red were back on the attack as Dartmouth lost possession right off the restart. Freshman Georgia Lord pushed the ball forward and found senior Elly Plappert who was able to tip the See FIELD HOCKEY page 15
C.U.Booters Fall in Final Game By GINA CARGAS Sun Staff Writer
Despite a first-half goal by freshman forward Dempsey Banks, the women’s soccer team lost, 4-1, to Dartmouth in its last game of the season on Sunday. After a promising
pre-season campaign, the Red faltered in Ivy League play, winning just one of seven games. The Green scored early, but Banks put the Red on the board in the 20th minute after beating two defenders. Her third goal of the season, Banks’ equalizer was assisted by
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Until next season | The women’s soccer team failed to secure the win in the team’s last game of 2013 against the Green.
junior midfielder Claire MacManus. Though the score remained 1-1 until halftime, the Red conceded three goals in the second half. Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Tierney made six saves for Cornell. Dartmouth (8-6-3, 4-3 Ivy) finished its season in fourth place, while the Red (7-8-1, 1-6) just barely dropped below defending champion Princeton to settle in eighth. After a fourth-place finish in 2012, Harvard (12-3-2, 7-0 Ivy) captured its 11th Ivy League title, stunning competitors with a perfect league record. According to senior captain Tori Christ, the scoreline did not reflect the team’s play and the game was evenly matched. “The entire game was a battle,” she said. “We were tied 1-1 at half and I think they came out stronger in the second half and were more physical.” As the match was Dartmouth’s See WOMEN’S SOCCER page 14
This past Saturday, the Cornell men’s soccer team was able to defeat opponent Dartmouth in a 1-0 win. This win was The Red’s first Ivy League win this season, as well as its first victory since September against The University of Buffalo. Both Dartmouth and Cornell have struggled this season with League play, each coming into this past match without a win in the Ivy League. The Red came into the game with an overall record of 6-5-4, while Dartmouth held a similar record of 5-64. However, despite this almost even matchup, the Cornell team was able to fight and come out with a victory. The Red’s first and only goal came in the 46th minute when junior midfielder Conor Goepel was able to score from the top of the box, capitalizing off an assist from senior midfielder Stephen Reisert. While Dartmouth was able to get off eight shots, the Green could not recover and lost with a one goal deficit. “Our team performed well defensively and found ways to break down the other team once we won the ball,” senior captain Patrick Slogic said. Additionally, Slogic explained how Goepel’s goal was important in giving the Red an early advantage in the game. Senior captain and defender Jake Rinow also agreed that the goal gave the team momentum it needed to finish out the second half. Additionally, Rinow said that looking forward to the Columbia game, the team must be focused on training and preparing to secure a win. “We need to have an
intense week of training. Regardless that it's our last week, we need to make it the best yet,” he said Ben Williams, the third co-captain and senior midfielder, also hopes that moving forward the team can capitalize on the Dartmouth win and continue the success into the last game of the season. “This week of training will be all about building on the positives of Dartmouth and still continually working to perfect our team. We want to continue to work on capitalizing our chances and working hard defensively as a unit,” he said. Both Slogic and Rinow
“I am going ... to enjoy every second of what I have left on this team.” Ben Williams agree that training for this upcoming weekend will be intense, and the ultimate goal of the team is to come out with a win. As seniors, all three captains will be playing in their last game for the Red. “I want to end my career with this team on a positive note, so I want to perform as well as possible throughout this final week,” Slogic said. As the six seniors plan to take the field for the last time for the Red, the players prepare to enjo every second of the 90 minutes left in their college soccer careers. “As a senior, I am going to try to, as always, improve as a player, but also enjoy every second of what I have left on this team,” Williams said. Anna Fasman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Farewell seniors | Senior captain Ben Williams along with Slogic and Rinow will play their finals games against Columbia.