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C.U.DefendsTech Campus’Corporate Ties By JEFF STEIN Sun Managing Editor
Heralded as the 21st century’s revolution in higher education, CornellNYC Tech is predicted to unleash unheard-of synergies by bringing business and academia closer together than ever before. Students will gain unprecedented real-
world experiences. Professors will know the most pressing problems to tackle. And the economy of New York City — even that of the United States, some politicians have suggested — will benefit. Still, for those grounded in more traditional conceptions of higher education, the partnership between private and public, for-profit and non-profit, may rest on uncertain terrain.
“How are we going to deal with some very obvious conflicts of interest the closer we get to industry? It’s a huge concern. It’s a huge concern.” President David Skorton
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Treading carefully | University administrators say that they will take measures to prevent conflicts
In a series of interviews with The Sun, University administrators stressed the importance of maintaining the spirit of a land-grant institution as Cornell becomes increasingly entangled with some of the world’s largest multinational corporations. “How are we going to deal with some very obvious conflicts of interest the closer we get to industry? It’s a huge concern. It’s a huge concern,” President David Skorton said. Skorton stressed that the tech campus must make sure its “business relationships don’t affect the decisions in the University that ought to be based on just educational and research considerations.” “Is there a teacher being motivated by the all mighty buck or motivated by things that are educational?” he said. “The closer you get to industry, the more you have to be vigilant.” Questions about the influence of corporate interests are not new to academia. For instance, Stanford University, which had been widely considered the frontrunner for the tech campus before unexpectedly pulling out of the competition, has faced criticism for its cozy relationship with businesses in Silicon Valley. “Corporate and government funding may warp research priorities” at Stanford, an article published April in The New Yorker said. “Some ask whether Stanford has struck the right balance between commerce and learning, between the acquisition of skills to make it and intellectual discovery for its own sake.” The article also quoted Prof. Emeritus David Kennedy, history, Stanford, who said the Bay Area’s fascination with industry poses drawbacks to the traditional university setting. “It’s an atmosphere that can be toxic to the
of interest from affecting Cornell’s Roosevelt Island tech campus.
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16 Pages – Free News Distinguished Scientist
President Obama recently appointed Peter Lepage, dean of the arts college, to the National Science Board. | Page 3
News Fondly Remembered
Prof. Emeritus Robert Finn ’41 died in Ithaca this month at age 92. | Page 3
Opinion Calm After the Storm
Noah Karr-Kaitin ’13 laments the fact that Americans do not care as much about politics after the buzz of the election season. | Page 9
Arts Best of the Best
The Sun’s arts staff presents a list of their favorite TV shows from 2012. | Page 10
Sports Landslide Victory
The Cornell men’s hockey team beat the University of Michigan 5-1 in front of a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden Saturday. | Page 16
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Police Accuse Man Attempted Murder Charge Leveled Against Of Breaking Into Man Who Allegedly Shot City Police Officer Collegetown Home By AKANE OTANI
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By KERRY CLOSE Sun News Editor
An Ithaca man is being charged with attempted burglary after he was reportedly caught trying to break into a house early Saturday morning, according to the Ithaca Police Department. At about 3:56 a.m. Saturday, a neighbor was awakened by the sound of breaking glass and reported a burglary in progress in the area of the 600 block of East Seneca Street. Within minutes of the call, officers responded and established a perimeter to search for the suspect, according to IPD. During the search,
IPD officers found a male entering the house through a broken window. The suspect was removed from the window and arrested, IPD said. The male was later identified as Evan B. Carroll, 31, an Ithaca resident, according to IPD. Carroll is being charged with attempted burglary in the second degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, according to IPD. He is being held pending an arraignment. The IPD is continuing to investigate the incident. Kerry Close can be reached at email@example.com.
The man arrested for shooting an Ithaca police officer in October was indicted by a Tompkins County grand jury for attempted murder last week. The decision to try Jamel Booker on an attempted murder charge could add years to any sentence Booker, who was initially charged with aggravated assault and criminal use of a weapon, may receive. In addition to the attempted murder, Booker faces a other felony charges that could put him behind bars for years: criminal possession of stolen property, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated assault of a police officer and tampering with physical evidence, according to The Ithaca Journal. Booker is expected to plead not guilty at his upcoming arraignment Nov.
29, The Journal reported. The grand jury also indicted Kimberly Harden,
35, a resident who identified herself to WBNG News as Booker’s girlfriend on Oct.
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Crime scene | Jamel Booker has been accused of shooting a police officer near the West Village Apartments on Oct. 11.
12. Booker was found hiding in Harden’s apartment in the morning after the shooting, according to WBNG — leading the court to accuse Harden of hiding Booker from police. Harden now faces charges of hindering prosecution in the first degree, which, under New York State law, is a class D felony. As he awaits trial, Booker is being held at the Tompkins County Jail. His bail has been set at $500,000 in cash or $1 million in bonds. Booker was arrested after allegedly shooting IPD Officer Anthony Augustine on Oct. 11. The chase to catch Booker included dozens of emergency responders scouring the West Village Apartments complex and the woods adjacent to them for several hours. Following the shooting, Augustine was transported See SHOOTING page 5
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Monday, November 26, 2012
Today The Maritime Indians: Indigenous-European Encounters in the Late Eighteenth-Century Caribbean 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., 153 Uris Hall Black Monday at Plantations Gift Shop 1 - 6 p.m., Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center Trickster’s Children: Jewishness and the Generations of Anthropology 4:30 p.m., Guerlac Room, A.D. White House Poverty and the Safety Net After the Great Recession 4:30 - 6 p.m., Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
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This last week of classes sweeps in with it that eager itch for the end of the semester and also quite a wintry chill. As temperatures dip down into the thirties, remember to stay bundled! This week’s weather will prove to be as consistent as it is cold. Pull yourselves out of that Thanksgiving food coma and fight through the shivers — with any luck, the holiday meal plumped you up enough for a valiant and victorious fight. However, denial is futile, winter is coming.
Though the week’s temperatures prove relatively consistent, Itahca will see its warmest day of the week Tuesday. Enjoy that heat wave, Cornell. Hi: 35° Lo: 23° Partly Cloudy Wednesday brings with it those fleeing winter flakes, so shimmy on those hats and ease on those gloves!
Tomorrow Observation of Fractional A.C. Josephson Effect: The Signature of Majorana Particles 4 - 5 p.m., 700 Clark Hall Regime Reform and Women’s Rights in the Arab World 4:15 - 5:55 p.m., 276 Cornell Law School
Hi: 34° Lo: 23° Snow Showers On this chilly Thursday, grab a warm peppermint mocha and enjoy the warm solace of a seat in Libe while watching your frozen peers scurry to class. Hi: 34° Lo: 25° Partly Cloudy As the last week of classes draws to a close, temperatures are at the week’s low. Despite the chill, it’s over! TGIF — but actually.
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Obama Taps Dean Of Arts College for National Science Board
By CAROLINE FLAX Sun Senior Writer
Peter Lepage, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was appointed to the National Science Board on Nov. 16 by President Barack Obama. The National Science Board acts as the governing body for the National Science Foundation, which aids in directing and supporting federally-funded American research in science and engineering fields. Members of the board act as advisors to the President and Congress on policy matters involving science and engineering, according to the National Science Board’s website. Lepage said he was “honored” to be asked to join the Board. He said he hopes he will be able to aid the National Science Foundation’s mission of supporting science and engineering research. “I am eager to do what I can on the [National Science Board] to help the NSF continue and improve in its ability to fulfill this mission,” Lepage said in an email Sunday. Lepage said he is particularly excited that, through the appointment, he will be able to work with leaders in scientific and engineering fields. “What will make the appointment fun is close contact with the great science and engineering that LEPAGE is being done through NSF support — work that spans a very broad range of topics,” he said. “I expect to learn a lot.” Lepage, who began teaching physics at Cornell in 1980, was appointed chair of the Department of Physics in 1999. Lepage chaired the department until he was appointed dean of the arts college in 2003, according to a University press release. During his tenure as dean, Lepage has been notable for continuing his research in quantum physics, professors said. Lepage’s ability to maintain his research in addition to his administrative responsibilities is a “great” trait that will serve him well on the National Science Board, according to Prof. Csaba Csaki, physics. Csaki also praised Lepage’s ideas regarding the future of science education. “He has great vision about how science and education should go on in the future,” Csaki said. Prof. Robert Richardson, physics, who previously served the National Science Board, said Lepage will be “an outstanding member” of the board. “He has profound understanding of the issues facing the nation,” Richardson said. Prof. John Hopcroft, engineering and applied mathematics, who has also served on the National Science Board, said Lepage was an “excellent” choice for the board because of his straightforward personality. “There’s no politics involved with him,” Hopcroft said. Hopcroft added that Lepage’s appointment “really reflects on Dean Lepage’s international standing in the science community.” In the press release that announced Lepage’s –– and six others’ –– appointments to the National Science Board, Obama said the appointees will be valuable additions to the board. “I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to join this administration and serve our country,” Obama said. “I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.” Caroline Flax can be reached at email@example.com.
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Members of the Ithaca Fire Department participate in training exercises using the nets below the Stone Arch Bridge on College Avenue on Nov. 18.
Professor Finn’41 Remembered For ‘Great Vision’After His Death By MANU RATHORE Sun Senior Writer
Hailed by his peers as a scientific pioneer, Prof. Emeritus Robert Kaul Finn ’41, chemical and biomolecular engineering, died on Nov. 3 at the age of 92. Finn died in his sleep at his home in Ithaca. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell, Finn worked at Merck & Co., a pharmaceutical company, helping produce the world’s first antibiotics –– penicillin and streptomycin –– as the United States entered World War II. In 1946, Finn left Merck to work toward a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with a minor in applied microbiology at the University of Minnesota, according to a Univerity press release. Finn was the first person to research how cells in bioreactors — or a system in which a chemical process is carried out — can be damaged by exposure to air, according to Prof. Michael Shuler, biomedical engineering. “He had a great vision for what might be possible,” he said, adding that Finn’s work FINN ’41 represented “the first attempt on the topic in the field.” After finishing his Ph.D., Finn became known as one of the few chemical engineers working in the field of biotechnology, according to Cornell’s engineering magazine. “Biotechnology was a brand new thing,” Finn
told the magazine in the spring. “All of a sudden we found out that, ‘Hey,’ these bugs could not only make penicillin and streptomycin, but they could make a whole lot of other products.” In 1955, Prof. Charles Winding, then the director of Cornell’s Department of Chemical Engineering, invited Finn to teach at the University. Finn immediately accepted the offer over the phone
“He had a great vision for what might be possible.” Prof. Michael Shuler, biomedical engineering and worked on biomolecular engineering research at Cornell for the next 50 years, according to the magazine. Through his work at Cornell, Finn established himself as a pioneer in the field of biochemical engineering. He worked on applying theories in the field long before they were popular topics to research, according to Shuler. “He was one of the most imaginative engineering scientists that I knew,” Shuler said. “One of the four or five pioneers in the field, he was a very generous individual and he always wanted to help other people, students specifically.” Shuler said that Finn’s work was one of the major reasons “why I came to Cornell.” “He was very influential in that way … being a kind, gentle and caring person,” Shuler said. Manu Rathore can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upheaval Forces Cornell Students Abroad in Israel to Adjust
Of the two Cornell undergraduate students studying abroad in Israel this semester, one was forced to seek shelter during an air raid two weeks ago and the other has been relocated to a city further from the Gaza Strip. Although both students are safe, continued clashes in the region could jeopardize the future of study abroad opportunities in Israel, according to Alexis Santi, coordinator of travel safety for Cornell Abroad. Federal Grant Will Fund Cornell University Mentor Program
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Members of the Chordials a cappella group perform in an “After Hours” concert, which was held in the Statler Auditorium on Nov. 17.
Starting in Spring 2013, Cornell will use a $220,000 federal grant to help minority undergraduate students who aspire to attend graduate school prepare for doctorate programs. Cornell hopes to mentor about 15 sophomores and 10 juniors each year. — Compiled by Lianne Bornfeld
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Univ:Google Will Not Profit Unfairly From Tech Campus TECH CAMPUS
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mission of the university as a place of refuge, contemplation and investigation for its own sake,” Kennedy told The New Yorker. Cornell administrators, however, have emphasized that they believe certain firewalls will prevent conflicts of interest without undermining the partnerships’ potentially tremendous advantages. For instance, unlike corporate employees, tech campus students doing work with a company for credit will have the “fundamental academic freedom” to discuss their projects, Tech Campus Dean Dan Huttenlocher said. While students may sign non-disclosure agreements with the companies they are working with, any work “done for academic purposes may not be kept confidential,” Huttenlocher said. Under the tech campus’ planned mentorship program, each student will be paired with an industry mentor in addition to his or her academic adviser. Huttenlocher said the University will preserve the distinction between a student and an employee with guidelines for the program. “There will be a whole set of rules around that kind of program, including what it means to be a mentor from that community,” Huttenlocher said. “We’re in the process of working that out before students arrive in January, and we may have to refine [the rules] as time goes on.” The current rules that govern potential conflicts of interest at the Ithaca campus will also apply to the New York City campus, said Robert Buhrman Ph.D. ’73, senior vice provost for research and the University’s vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy. “[The policies] for handling the intersection of personal interests and engagements with Cornell responsibilities and duties, including sponsored research, should not change and will not change from Ithaca to NYC tech,” Buhrman said in an email. “There may or may not be more relationships to manage, but the principles and methods of management will remain the same.” Buhrman said that Cornell faculty and the University’s other academic hires confidentially report all “external financial interests … that might in some way be related to their Cornell duties and activities.” “We are confident that with full reporting by our faculty and with proper [conflict of interest] management … we can successfully and properly oversee the active engagement of our faculty, staff and students at the NYC Tech campus with industry partners,” Buhrman said in an email. One of those industry partners, Google, donated $10 million in real estate to house the nascent tech campus as its Roosevelt Island home is built. But despite Google’s multi-million dollar contribution to the tech campus, Skorton and other administrators said that the company will not benefit unfairly from tech campus products. Google, for instance, will not have “first dibs” on intellectual property rights, Skorton said, pointing to Google’s long-term stake in the NYC tech scene and its philanthropic support for higher education as reasons why the company made such a large gift. “Now, because they’re close by, they may get to know some of the students, students may get to know other people they’ll meet in the building, and in restaurants around there, and so on,” Skorton said. Despite what he identified as a prevailing misconception, Huttenlocher said the tech campus will not be operating out of Google’s space. “As much I might want to, it’s not like I can go eat in the Google cafeteria,” Huttenlocher said. “It’s not like them providing space will make us work less with Microsoft, Facebook or Intel.” Jeff Stein can be reached at email@example.com.
One of FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Arrested in Mexico
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives was arrested in Mexico and returned to Los Angeles Friday night to face charges of murder, kidnapping and rape, U.S. officials said. Reputed Los Angeles gang member Joe Luis Saenz was taken into custody in Guadalajara late Thursday following a joint operation with the Mexican government, said Bill Lewis, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office. Investigators said Saenz shot and killed two rival gang members in July 1998 to retaliate for an assault on one of his associates. Saenz suspected Sigrieta Hernandez, his girlfriend and the mother of his daughter, was going to tell police about the slayings, investigators said. He is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing her less than two weeks later. Saenz also is believed to have killed Oscar Torres at his home in suburban Whittier in October 2008 because he failed to repay $600,000 in drug money after police seized the cash during a traffic stop. Authorities said they have videotape from a surveillance camera at Torres’ house that shows Saenz killing Torres and wounding another person. Saenz, who is about 37 years old, was believed to be hiding in Mexico, working as an enforcer and hit man for a Mexican drug cartel. Saenz had been on the FBI's most-wanted list since 2009, putting him among the ranks of Osama bin Laden, Boston crime lord James “Whitey” Bulger and other notorious criminals. There was a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.
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to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., to be treated for a gunshot wound to the chest. He remained at the hospital until Oct. 18. The recent charges are not Booker’s first run-in with the law. Six months ago, Booker faced charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon stemming from the accusation that he shot a man in the torso multiple times at a Green Street night club. The charges were dismissed by a lower court. Since then, Tompkins County District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson said the decision has been appealed. In the last few years, Booker has also been sentenced to probation as a youthful offender, found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and charged for unlawful possession of cocaine. Akane Otani can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mass. Natural Gas Explosion Damages 42 Buildings SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Preliminary investigations show more than 40 buildings were damaged in a natural gas explosion in Massachusetts that injured 18 people, building inspectors said Saturday. A strip club was flattened and a day care center was heavily damaged in the massive blast Friday night in Springfield, one of New England’s biggest cities. Investigators were trying Saturday to figure out what caused the blast that could be heard for miles, left a large hole in the ground where the multistory brick building housing Scores Gentleman's Club once stood and scattered debris over several blocks. Officials already had evacuated part of the entertainment district after responding to a gas leak and odor reported about an hour before the explosion. Gas workers venting a gas leak got indications that the building was about to explode and they ducked for cover behind a utility truck — along with firefighters and police officers — just before the blast, said Mark McDonald, president of the New England Gas Workers Association. Most of the injured were in that group, and the truck that saved their lives was essentially demolished, he said. “It really is a miracle and it’s an example of our public safety officials, each and every day, putting themselves in harm's way, taking what could have been considered a very routine call of an odor of gas, but they took the proper precautions,” State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan said. “And thanks to God that they did.” Officials also marveled how the 5:30 p.m. blast occurred when a day care center next door was closed. The center’s building was heavily damaged. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno were attending a tree-lighting ceremony when the explosion occurred. Sarno said some people mistakenly thought the boom was part of the holiday event.
The explosion blew out windows in a threeblock radius, leaving at least three buildings irreparably damaged and causing emergency workers to evacuate a six-story apartment building that was buckling, police said. Pieces of broken glass littered streets and sidewalks. It was unclear how many residents had been evacuated. A shelter was set up at a school, but city officials said no one stayed there overnight. Omar Fermin, manager of the Punta Cana Restaurant two blocks from the explosion site, found the floor-to-ceiling windows blasted out when he came to check on the property Saturday morning. “It looks like an earthquake hit,” said Fermin, a native of the Dominican Republic. “I’ve never seen anything like it.” He said he was waiting for someone to come and assess the damage. He worried the restaurant would remain closed for weeks while the owner seeks to replace the massive custom-made windows. Authorities cordoned off the center of the explosion Saturday as building inspectors worked to identify unsafe structures. Anxious residents gathered at the perimeter, waiting for permission to visit their buildings. Preliminary reports show the blast damaged 42 buildings housing 115 residential units, said Thomas Walsh, spokesman for the mayor. Three buildings were immediately condemned, and 24 others require additional inspections by structural engineers to determine whether they are safe, Walsh said. Coan, the fire marshal, said his office is investigating the cause of the blast and its possible origin. The state's Department of Public Utilities was also investigating. Sheila Doiron, a spokeswoman for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said the company will continue to monitor for any potential leaks within several blocks of the blast site. So far, she said, the company hadn’t yet found any measurable readings.
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New York Gets $27 Million To Hire Sandy Clean-Up Workers
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 5,000 New Yorkers will be hired for temporary government jobs cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy, officials said Sunday. About $27 million in federal Labor Department money will finance the cleanup and rebuilding positions in New York City and eight nearby counties, paying about $15 per hour and generally lasting about six months, state and federal officials said. Separately, the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to put New Yorkers into more than 700 temporary FEMA jobs, some as administrative assistants and community relations workers. “This is a neighbors-helping-neighbors effort,” state Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera said at a news conference in Red Hook, a Brooklyn neighborhood flooded by Sandy’s surge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it “a chance to provide young and unemployed New Yorkers with job opportunities cleaning up their communities.” The crisis-turned-opportunity message wasn’t lost on K’Reese Cole, one of two dozen or more people who lined up after Sunday’s announcement to submit applications at a disaster relief center in Red Hook. So far, more than 800 people from across the state have applied, officials said. Cole, who’s lived in Red Hook all his 32 years, works various jobs in demolition and construction. “Now I’m trying to work with the cleanup effort out here because we did lose a lot in the community,” said Cole, a rapper who also goes by the name Tru Born. Plus, he said, a government job — even a temporary one — could represent a steppingstone to steady work for him and many of his neighbors in Red Hook. The venerable dock and warehouse area includes one of the nation’s biggest public housing complexes, along with artists' studios and accoutrements of urban bohemia. Some residents of the public housing development, the Red Hook Houses, were without electricity or heat for about two weeks after the Oct. 29 storm. While the floods have receded and the lights are back on, lingering needs were still visible Sunday in a community where many were struggling before the storm. A block away from the disaster aid center where the jobs announcement was made, members of the Lighthouse Seventh Day Adventist Church set up a table in a park and served free Jamaican-style stew chicken, rice and peas and other dishes. First Elder Dennis McCurchin estimated 500 people were served. Back at the disaster center, Mickey Reid submitted a job application and looked with surprised appreciation at the cluster of officials eager to take it. “The need was here all along,” said Reid, 58, a vice president of a tenants’ association in the Red Hook Houses. “Since the storm came, these things actually happen now.”
States Face Problems With New Driver’s Licenses ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was a popular idea five years ago: make sure every state had high-security driver's licenses to thwart terrorism at airports. But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Real ID system faces opposition from states still reeling from recession. The deadline for compliance has been extended twice, until Jan. 15, and may be extended again. If a state hasn't complied, its residents won't be able to use their driver's licenses to get on planes, into federal facilities or places like nuclear power plants. Today, 17 states have enacted laws opposing compliance with Real ID, eight more approved resolutions opposing it, and two had one house of its legislature oppose the federal mandate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Most states aren’t expected to comply by the deadline. In New York and Maryland, officials are being forced to choose between a high-cost material that would require a switch to black-andwhite photos, and a cheaper material that better matches strapped resources. Both are regarded as secure, though the former is favored by some in the security field. A study by NCSL, the National Governors Association and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators estimated the Real ID program will cost states $11 billion over five years. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated the cost at no more than $3.9 billion. “NCSL urges Congress and the administration to continue to work with NCSL and its members on alternatives to the Real ID,” the group stated in a position paper. Real ID places numerous requirements on states, from setting standards on which paperwork drivers must present to mandating tamperprevention features so that IDs cannot be counterfeited. Two kinds of plastic used to make licenses are at the heart of the latest disputes, in New York and Maryland. Teslin, a longtime standard, is made to have information printed onto it, like paper. Polycarbonate can be etched, but only accommodates black-and-white photos. The industry regards both materials as secure, but polycarbonate is rated higher by some in the field, though at a higher price. Some government officials also don’t like the idea of having only black-and-white photos on ID cards; Virginia is the only state to have them. In May, the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeal upheld a complaint against the initial bidding process and required a re-evaluation. In Maryland, polycarbonate was 25 percent higher than the low bidder.
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For Thanksgiving Travelers, A Smooth Trip Home
SEATTLE (AP) — Travelers heading home after the long Thanksgiving weekend had yet another reason to be thankful on Sunday: favorable weather and few airport delays reported on what is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. Although there was little elbow room on packed buses, trains and airplanes, travel appeared to be running smoothly as millions of people trekked home after feasting with family and friends. Experts had predicted a slight rise in the number of people traveling this Thanksgiving weekend compared to last year. Some 43.6 million Americans were expected to journey 50 miles or more between Wednesday and Sunday, and more of them were likely to be driving while fewer were flying, according to AAA's yearly analysis. Mauro Scappa and his wife, Chris, and their two children were among those who chose not to take to the skies. They braced themselves for delays as they waited at New York’s Penn Station for a train back to Washington, near their home in Falls Church, Va. But their train was expected on time Sunday morning. “We definitely wanted to avoid the airport on Thanksgiving weekend, for sure,” Scappa said. Renee Kerns, her husband Mike and their two children left about 30 minutes earlier than usual to catch a flight to home to California. They anticipated longer lines at the Washington-area Dulles International Airport, but sailed through security in about 10 minutes and were at their gate for their 8:30 a.m. flight to Oakland, Calif., more than an hour before their flight. “It was fine,” Renee Kerns said of getting through security. Added her husband: “Easy, but we’re early.” Helped by dry weather and mostly clear skies, both O’Hare and Midway international airports in Chicago reported normal operations Sunday with no delays. Leonard Reddick, 29, waited near downtown Chicago for a bus back to Flint, Mich. He traveled on Thanksgiving day to see his sister in the Chicago area, explaining that it’s his trick for avoiding the huge crowds on the day before the holiday. He also liked the $84 roundtrip fare. Reddick, who works at General Motors, was rethinking one decision as he was gearing up for the five-hour trip back home to Michigan: He had declined the turkey and mac and cheese leftovers because he thought it might mess up his luggage. The tens of millions of holiday travelers also included a few thousand users of Megabus, the ultra-cheap inter-city network popular among students and the creative class. Shane Dillon, 26, a librarian now living and seeking work in Chicago, joined the throng waiting to board at Detroit’s Rosa Parks Transit Center for the return trip to the Windy City. He was in the area visiting relatives in Allen Park, Mich. “It was great to see family and friends. The food was good,” Dillon said. A few days, though, was enough. “I’m glad to be going home.”
Cyber Monday Likely to Be Busiest Online Sales Day NEW YORK (AP) — Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it’s Cyber Monday's turn. Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season. It’s estimated that this year’s Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row: According to research firm comScore, Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion, up 20 percent from last year on Cyber Monday, as retailers have ramped up their deals to get shoppers to click on their websites. Amazon.com, which is starting its Cyber Monday deals at midnight on Monday, is offering as much as 60 percent off a Panasonic VIERA 55-inch TV that's usually priced higher than $1,000. Sears is offering $430 off a Maytag washer and dryer, each on sale for $399. And Kmart is offering 75 percent off all of its diamond earrings and $60 off a 12in-1 multigame table on sale for $89.99. Retailers are hoping the deals will appeal to shoppers like Matt Sexton, 39, who for the first time plans to complete all of his holiday shopping online this year on his iPad tablet computer. Sexton, who plans to spend up to $4,000 this season, already shopped online on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday and found a laptop from Best Buy for $399, a $200 savings, among other deals. “The descriptions and reviews are so much better online so you can compare and price shop and for the most part get free shipping,” said Sexton, who lives in Queens, N.Y., and is a manager at a utility company. Sexton also said that it’s easier to return an online purchase to a physical store than it had been in previous years. “That helps with gifts,” he said. How well retailers fare on Cyber Monday will offer insight into Americans' evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season, a time when stores can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue. With the growth in high speed Internet access and the wide use of smartphones and tablets, people are relying less on their work computers to shop than they did when Shop.org, the digital division of trade group The National Retail Federation, introduced the term “Cyber Monday.” “People years ago didn’t have ... connectivity to shop online at their homes. So when they went back to work after Thanksgiving they’d shop on the Monday after,” said Vicki Cantrell, executive director of Shop.org. “Now they don’t need the work computer to be able to do that.”
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Benefits Fight Brings Lesbian Couple to Court SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she applied to add her spouse to her employer-sponsored health care plan, a move that would save the couple thousands of dollars a year. Her ordinarily routine request still is being debated more than four years later, and by the likes of former attorneys general, a slew of senators, the Obama administration and possibly this week, the U.S. Supreme Court. Because Golinski is married to another woman and works for the U.S. government, her claim for benefits has morphed into a multi-layered legal challenge to a 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing unions like hers. The high court has scheduled a closed-door conference for Friday to review Golinski’s case and four others that also seek to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act overwhelmingly approved by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. The purpose of the meeting is to decide which, if any, to put on the court's schedule for arguments next year. The outcome carries economic and social consequences for gay, lesbian and bisexual couples, who now are unable to access Social Security survivor benefits, file joint income taxes, inherit a deceased spouse's pension or obtain family health insurance. The other plaintiffs in the cases pending before the court include the state of Massachusetts, 13 couples and five widows and widowers. “It’s pretty monumental and it’s an honor,” said Golinski, a staff lawyer for the federal appeals court based in San Francisco who married her partner of 23 years, Amy Cunninghis, during the brief 2008 window when same-sex marriages were legal in California. The federal trial courts that heard the cases all ruled the act violates the civil rights of legally married gays and lesbians. Two appellate courts agreed, making it highly likely the high court will agree to hear at least one of the appeals, Lambda Legal Executive Director Jon Davidson said.
“I don’t think we’ve ever had an occasion where the Supreme Court has had so many gay rights cases knocking at its door,” said Davidson, whose gay legal advocacy group represents Golinski. “That in and of itself shows how far we’ve come.” The Supreme Court also is scheduled to discuss Friday whether it should take two more long-simmering cases dealing with relationship recognition for same-sex couples. One is an appeal of two lower court rulings that struck down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The other is a challenge to an Arizona law that made state employees in same-sex relationships ineligible for domestic partner benefits. The last time the court confronted a gay rights case was in 2010, when the justices voted 5-4 to let stand lower court rulings holding that a California law school could deny recognition to a Christian student group that does not allow gay members. The time before that was the court's landmark 2003 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas, which declared state anti-sodomy laws to be an unconstitutional violation of personal privacy. Brigham Young University law professor Lynn Wardle, who testified before Congress when lawmakers were considering the Defense of Marriage Act 16 years ago, said he still thinks the law passes constitutional muster. “Congress has the power to define for itself domestic relationships, including defining relationships for purposes of federal programs,” Wardle said. At the same time, he said, the gay rights landscape has shifted radically since 1996, citing this month's election of the first sitting president to declare support for same-sex marriage and four state ballot measures being decided in favor of gay rights activists. “This is the gay moment, momentum is building,” Wardle said. “The politics are profound, and politics influence what the court does.” For Golinski and Cunninghis, getting this far has been a long, sometimes frustrating and sometimes heartening journey.
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To the Editor: Re: “Drowning Out Discourse on Gaza,” Opinion, Nov. 20 In your editorial bemoaning Monday’s demonstration on Ho Plaza, you ask the two sides of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to turn down the volume so that you and other middle-of-the-roaders can be given a chance to “listen.” You point at CIPAC and SJP and cry “radicalism,” then you burrow into a hole, cover your ears, spit out an editorial and try to drown it all out. “We are not naïve,” you write. And you aren’t. You’re just cowardly. You ask those who shout their opinions to use their inside voices so that you can have some quiet time to think. Instead, you should sack up and speak out yourself. I agree with you that the moderate voice on this campus is all but mute. Yet I disagree with pointing a finger at those who do speak out as the impetus for this silence. Claiming, for example, that “[The ‘Wherever we stand, we stand with Israel’] signs made clear that the many students who are opposed to the Israeli government’s actions, but are otherwise supporters of Israel and its people, are not welcome in the greater Jewish presence on campus” is patently false. It also exposes the central problem with your point of view. If you truly believe that the message of the Israel supporters on Ho Plaza Monday was “if you don’t stand with Israel on this singular issue, you can’t be a part of the Jewish community,” you are sorely mistaken. The message was: These people stand with Israel today and now. No more, no less. Your extrapolation into the realm of exclusionism is a way for you and the otherwise silent moderates to excuse themselves from the debate. Calling people’s beliefs radical and their actions exclusionary does nothing. You would have much more faithfully filled the space of your editorial column had your piece been a call to action for the moderates who made no attempt to make their opinions known. The onus is on you to take action, not to wait until things have quieted down and it’s finally convenient for you to speak up. Eli Grossman ’13
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Sit down and talk To the Editor: Re: “Drowning Out Discourse on Gaza,” Opinion, Nov. 20 Thank you for your recent editorial on the competing Ho Plaza rallies (“Drowning Out Discourse on Gaza,” November 20). As a former CIPAC executive vice president, it saddens me to see the hard line that both CIPAC and SJP have taken. As you say, the situation is not black and white: There is a difference between what is just (as Israel’s operation in Gaza, in response to constant rockets, is) and what is wise (which a prolonged incursion certainly is not). I fully support Israel’s right to defend its citizens, which include many of my family and friends. I just hope that its government takes into account the lessons learned here: that a lack of real negotiations toward a two-state solution only serves to strengthen Hamas and other radicals. Israel surely should fight back when it is attacked, but it should also have a long-term strategy in mind to prevent those who are attacking from gaining or maintaining the power and credibility to do so. With a ceasefire hopefully on the near horizon, Israel needs to get back to the negotiating table with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the more moderate Fatah party. It can empower Abbas by demonstrating real progress towards a two-state solution, and, in doing so, diminish Hamas’ power. What’s needed, both in the Middle East and, seemingly, on Cornell’s campus, is for the two sides to sit down and talk. Talia Benamy ’08
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Elections Need to Have Consequences I
’m going to start this column, my last for 2012, with a bold assertion. Here goes: You do not care as much about politics as you did three weeks ago. The election is over, and with it goes the electoral sport. No longer can we so easily take sides and engage in the political process by gathering around the TV to watch debates or conventions. For the next four years we know who are president will be. For many of us that means we know who won and who lost, and now it’s time for politicians to sort it all out. For the next few years it will be exceedingly difficult to motivate people to have more than a passing interest in
Pennsylvania. Or take the example of Obamacare, an issue that motivated both candidates, but is no longer an electoral detriment to Democrats. Only 33 percent of voters want to see Obamacare repealed, according to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Voters no longer remember how Obamacare came to be, but they have become accustomed to the idea of it and are now in favor of its implementation. Then look at the stimulus. At the time it was passed, many economists, including Christina Romer, who was President Obama’s first Chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisors, warned the President that his proposed stimulus wouldn’t be enough spending to get us out of the depths of the recession. Paul Krugman was Plain even featured on the Hokum cover of Newsweek with the headline “Obama is Wrong.” The argument those economists were making was twofold. The first argument was that there was not enough spending, but that argument could simply be addressed down the road by spending more, no? That’s where the second branch of the argument came in: that President Obama would not have the political support necessary to pass a second stimulus if the first one looked like it was going to fail. Those objectors ended up hitting the nail right on the head. The Obama administration didn’t do enough with the initial stimulus and had to endure two elections where the economy worked against them. One could argue that a Republican Party that truly cared about correcting the nation’s economic footing would have been willing to work with President Obama on a second stimulus, but none was forthcoming. As Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate Republicans, said after the 2010 midterm elections, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” If that’s your goal, then you are going to do everything to make sure the economy is as poor as possible, knowing that presidents are rarely re-elected when the economy is poor.
politics, and there is nothing wrong with that. We have busy lives, and the time commitment that comes from diving deep into legislative debates is something better left for oddball overly political-types (see: me). If that is the case, which I truly believe it is, then it’s time for the lawmakers in Washington to rethink what their legislative strategy needs to be for this term. Instead of focusing on process, they need to focus on results. Look at what helped the President win this past election, besides the much-lauded shifting demographics, the auto-bailout. A few months before the election, I was driving out of Ohio and I passed the Lordstown GM plant. I had never seen such a massive facility and plastered against the side of it was a massive poster; it read “Lordstown Home of the Cruze.” Featured next to the lettering was a scarletred Chevy Cruze, a car whose existence is largely owed to the bailout. Now, we could debate the politics of the bailout, whether Mitt Romney was for it or against it (both?) until the cows come home. What cannot be debated is that the President got credit for the bailout and reaped the electoral rewards in Ohio, Michigan and
McConnell had the right tactic, the President was unable to point to achieve any legislative accomplishments after the midterms. The President was lucky to be reelected, but he cannot afford to forget what worked for him. It was not compromising, it was not bipartisanship, it was successful programs and policies passed under his watch. That does not mean we need to cast off bipartisanship or compromise, but they are a means to a legislative end, and if they do not lead to positive results than they need not be pursued. That’s why when the next Congress meets, there is no more important thing for Democrats to pursue than filibuster reform. As it stands, almost any action in the Senate requires a 60-vote majority to pass. This means that compromise is required for the Senate to work, yet the past four years have shown us that compromise is no longer forthcoming. If parties can win solid majorities and yet are unable to pass legislation through the Senate what’s the point of an election? That’s why it is so encouraging to see Harry Reid, the Democratic leader in the Senate pursuing reforms that would require Senators to actually hold the floor for the length of their filibuster. Filibusters will still exist, but they will be significantly harder to pursue. Republicans will cry tyranny, they will argue that this rule change subverts democracy, even though the filibuster has only been around for about a century and has never been used as much as it currently is. This means liberals need to accept that, when we are in the minority, we need to respect the desire of the people. Remember when those Wisconsin state senators fled their state in order to prevent an anti-union bill from passing? Those legislators were loudly, but wrongly, praised on the left, in much the same way that Republican Senators who filibustered Obamacare were praised on the right. So, while the public tunes out of politics for awhile, President Obama’s party needs to ask itself, What will voters care about in two and four years’ time? Results.
Noah Karr-Kaitin is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He may be reached at email@example.com. Plain Hokum appears alternate Mondays this semester.
Beyond Profits O
n November 15, BP pled guilty to 14 criminal charges tied to the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which killed 11 workers and spewed 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The company will pay the largest criminal resolution, $4.5 billion, including the largest criminal fine, $1.256 billion, in U.S. history. Federal prosecutors were successful in holding not just BP but individual employees accountable. The top two rig supervisors have each been charged with 11 counts of manslaughter for their negligence and David Rainey, the former vice president for exploration in the Gulf, has been charged with obstruction of Congress. When Ed Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee, chastised BP for lying to Congress and to the American people, he was referring to Rainey’s public, repeated and conscious understatements of the oil flow rate. BP admitted that through Rainey, the company provided a misleading figure of 5,000 barrels leaked per day. Government and independent scientists later estimated that more than 60,000 barrels per day were being leaked. The degree of misrepresentation is at first hard to believe, but on second thought, the decision is entirely consistent with the audacious risks that BP’s leaders have made the company’s modus operandi. The legal team for one of the rig supervisors underplayed its client’s culpability by saying, “After nearly three years and tens of millions of dollars in investigation, the government needs a scapegoat.” Even if this were true, it is not the government but BP who initially made scapegoats of
its employees. The company sacrificed Rainey to do the lying to Congress and to the public. The question of whether the corporation acts as an individual or individuals within a corporation act independently have been hotly debated in regards to the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. These discussions wrestle with what it means for a corporation to be a moral political and legal actor. Two decades ago, Justin Welby, the next archbishop of Canterbury and a former oil industry employee, wrote a dissertation on whether a company acts as a moral agent, or whether it has only the duty to maximize profits. Arguing the former, Welby said, “The obligation to do no more than obey the law turns the company manager into a schizophrenic, amoral automaton, careful of ethical responsibility in every action except those taken on behalf of the company.” I do find it problematic that a handful of people were charged with negligence when their actions were only consistent with, or perhaps even mandated by, the ethos and policies upheld by a much larger group of people. They are complicit but not necessarily more so than their supervisor or co-worker. That they are targeted by the courts for punishment may not be fair, but it is, in my eyes, still ethical because it serves as a necessary reminder that the moral and legal quality of a corporation cannot be abstracted from the decision making of individual employees. It’s actually quite forgiving to characterize BP’s crimes against the rig workers, the Gulf ecosystem and the people whose livelihoods are dependent on the Gulf as merely negligent. The risks BP took with
worker safety and environmental protection were calculated and deliberate. Yes, they’re now paying for underestimating those risks, but the money could not begin to compensate for the damage done by the oil spilled and by the trials of standing up to BP for compensation and cleaning up the mess it left. Greenpeace was far from impressed by the size of the fine, viewing it as the equivalent of a “rounding error” for a cash cow
spend more on fighting BP in trials and overseeing its safety and ethical conduct for the next four years. One potential trial, scheduled for February, will be on the Clean Water Act, which was not fully resolved as part of the settlement. The fine could be set between $5.4 and $21 billion, but environmentalists are not hopeful since the settlement did not mention gross misconduct. The chairman of BP has already expressed
Jing Jin Ringing True like BP. The company can afford to pay these fines and to some extent (perhaps not on the scale of the 2010 spill), even factors them into its expenses. The fact that BP comfortably took those risks means that the full blame for spills does not rest on oil companies alone. The government — our government — through loose economic and environmental regulations, has allowed oil companies to become so profitable that it is more cost-effective for them to pay the fines than to follow the rules. In permitting offshore drilling, the government has also gambled with workers’ lives, environmental wellbeing and peoples’ livelihoods. The outcome, as the rig supervisors’ lawyers pointed out, is that the government has spent tens of millions of taxpayers’ dollars investigating the spill and will
relief and said that the settlement “allows us to vigorously defend the company against the remaining civil claims.” The government cannot allow BP to put the spill behind it when the ecosystems and communities of the Gulf are still suffering. This settlement succeeded in setting a precedent for holding companies and individual employees accountable for gambling with other people’s lives and shared resources. The government needs to continue to pull out all the stops to ensure that some measure of justice is ultimately served.
Jing Jin is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ringing True appears alternate Mondays this semester.
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The Sun’sTop 10 Television Shows of 2012 Adventure Time
The fourth season of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human’s animated adventures through the Land of Ooo showcases creator Pendleton Ward’s off-beat surrealist finesse as we’ve never seen it before. Like the strange denizens of the Candy Kingdom, Adventure Time is sweet, provocative and deeply disturbing. The Adventure Time experience is perhaps best captured by the final words of the Royal Tart Toter: “This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively; but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I’ll still be here tomorrow, to high five you yesterday, my friend. Peace.”
The story of a chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-cook, Breaking Bad is a lot like its drug of choice: it’s dangerous, addictive and has probably had a negative effect on your social life. This year, AMC’s best show (ever?) plunged us straight back into Walter White’s complicated world, filled with increasingly poor decisions, a lot of corpses and more mind-blowing cliffhangers than Lost. One of the only shows to successfully transform its leading man from Misguided Good Guy to Horrifying Evil-Doer, Breaking Bad has gotten more intriguing with age. Now there are only 10 episodes left — and yes, that whimpering sound would be the Arts Staff’s collective weeping — so use this winter break wisely.
Greendale Community College is home to the Human Beings and to TV’s most eclectic study group. It breaks the sitcom mold with its unique characters and potpourri of pop culture references, including episodes that pay homage to Doctor Who. Season Three was all the better for delving into the geekier side — even if there wasn’t a third installment of the fan favorite paintball episodes. Dan Harmon’s swan song of sorts managed to break all the rules in nerd style. Hopefully the new writers continue in this direction (minus the violent outbursts). Then we’ll see if it stays cool. Cool cool cool.
Game of Thrones
One might be wary to start watching Game of Thrones after reading the bestselling fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin. The books have such complex plots that it seems unlikely that they would translate well to the TV screen. However, after a stunning first season that, unlike most adaptations, stayed almost perfectly true to the books, the second season proved to be better. The show brings the medieval fantasy genre back to the mainstream, centering around several noble houses who are all vying to claim the throne through every possible means, whether it be war, intrigue, or assassination.
Every year, TV execs try to revive the magic of Friends. The only problem is that they rehash the same, tired format on the plight of 20-somethings. Lena Dunham has made the genre new with Girls. Dunham has less than likable characters navigate first-world problems of millennials from the less sexy side of sex to the hipster scene that everyone loves to hate; she is the Nora Ephron/Woody Allen-esque voice of these millennials. And if nothing else, the girls’ awkward sexual encounters are well worth watching because at least you’ll know that you’re not the only one with that weird story.
After Homeland’s first season, some fans thought the show had chickened out. Homeland could have pushed a button, and ended one of the best opening seasons in TV history with a seemingly inevitable bang, but instead chose to … not. These people were wrong. Rather than ignore the road it didn’t take, Homeland has embraced all the potential consequences, blowing open plot points in the first few episodes that lesser shows would have used to end seasons. Homeland has transformed itself into an entirely different series, where the audience’s emotions are now tied to characters we aren’t sure if we should love, fear or hate.
Veep With Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld) as Vice President Selina Meyer, HBO’s Veep pokes fun at the vague responsibilities of Joe Biden and Dick Cheney while mocking politics from all sides. Creator, director and writer Armando Iannucci delivers the jokes at rapid fire, with handheld cameras, sight gags and a whole lot of swearing. All characters are despicable: Meyer cannot even hide a grin when she is told the President may be dying and that the White House is hers, however briefly. Veep is laugh-a-second satire that has Meyer crapping her pants one minute and considering abortion the next. It’s a welcome catharsis for anyone fed up with the oblivious jokesters in Washington.
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Sherlock Sherlock Holmes: Texting Master? John Watson: Blogger? The idea of a modern Sherlock Holmes may sound as absurd as the unfounded clichés that plague the detective: deerstalker hats, “Elementary, my dear Watson” and fat bumbling sidekicks. The BBC series Sherlock, however, maintains Arthur Conan Doyle’s style, keeping true to the characters and plotlines. The show takes on Conan Doyle’s stories with twists that will surprise even the biggest Sherlock Holmes fan. Benedict Cumberbatch sets the new standard for Holmes, Martin Freeman (John Watson) never ceases to impress and Andrew Scott redefines Moriarty. Whether you know everything about Sherlock Holmes or nothing, Sherlock is not to be missed.
There’s something about The Walking Dead that makes it worth bearing all that bloody gore. This season has been a crazy one following the bombshell at the end of Season Two, which has completely changed the pace of the series, including a slew of new characters and settings. There is plenty of storyline left to be unraveled and people left to be bitten in the post-zombie apocalyptic South. If you want to challenge yourself, try to figure out which three of the current main characters are covering their British accents with Southern ones.
Louie Witness Louis C.K.’s grotesque form of standup comedy and you would assume the worst: that this paunchy, profane ginger dude is as loudmouthed a comedian as they come. Louie showcases the awkward — and often silent — interactions that fuel Louie’s infamous tirades. The contrast between off-stage Louie and on-stage Louie is powerful. Day-to-day Louie is a shuffling, dirtkicking schmuck whose myriad romantic mishaps, social shortcomings and parental duties are alternately pathetic and humanizing; on stage, he is the embodiment of frustration and clarity, venomously addressing everything from New York apathy to his sexual inadequacies. Self-deprecation has never been this funny.
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Silver Linings Playbook Is a Golden Romance BY JASON GOLDBERG Sun Staff Writer
The romantic-comedy formula is simple. Insert hot actor, then insert hot actress. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl. Have the uptight woman work at a top P.R. firm! The man swears he’ll never fall in love! Even throw less attractive best friends who will provide comic relief and maybe they’ll fall in love, too! With such a simple equation, Hollywood can reproduce the same repeatedly, making dollar after dollar for the same Katherine Heigl/Kate Hudson tripe. But can the film industry break away from these conventions for an honest, true tale of comical love? David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook is the response we have been waiting for. After a recent breakdown involving his now ex-wife, Patrick Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has spent eight months in a mental facility and is finally moving home with his family in Philadelphia. His mother, Dolores (Jacki Weaver), tries her best to help her bipolar son, all while dealing with her obsessive-compulsive husband Patrick Sr.
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(Robert De Niro). While attempting to hand, the role could have been reduced to a reunite with his ex-wife, Patrick meets stereotypical pixie-manic dream girl, but Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a bombshell Lawrence’s command of the role adds depth widow with no filter and a probable mental and sadness to Tiffany. Proving herself to be disorder. Tiffany promises to help Patrick possibly the most skilled actress of her genreunite with his ex-wife as long as he agrees eration, Lawrence is a sure-thing come to perform in a dance competition with her Oscar nomination day. on Christmas Day. Russell, straight off his Oscar-nominated What could have been a conventional The Fighter, proves once again to be a maspaint-by-numter of storybers romantic telling. He Silver Linings Playbook comedy is eleapproaches vated by the the various Directed by David O. Russell superb cast mental disFeaturing Bradley Cooper, and the delieases that each Jennifer Lawrence cate hand of character posdirector David sesses with O. Russell. Bradley Cooper is the best he respect and intimacy, so as to not let us view has ever been, never over-the-top or unreal- their psychoses as insignificant or purely istic as the delusional Patrick. Robert De comical. Indeed, some meticulous Niro gives one of his finest performances in sequences, like when Patrick Sr. performs years and the Australian Jacki Weaver is his “handkerchief ” ritual before the Eagles quite authentic as a Philadelphian mother. game or when Patrick Jr. breaks down hearHowever, the true standout is Jennifer ing a song that isn’t actually playing, are a Lawrence as loose-cannon Tiffany. The bit difficult to watch, but they bring us Winter’s Bone and Hunger Games starlet much closer to the characters. Russell allows steals every scene she is in, dominating the the film to rise above its romantic-comedy screen like a hurricane. In any other actress’ counterparts by providing some true com-
mentary of human nature and its afflictions. Based on the eponymous book by Matthew Quick, the script, written by Russell, always manages to stay fresh, sharp and realistic. The turbulent characters speak over each other in rapid-fire, and the conversations are memorable, hysterical and sometimes deeply profound and moving. The film only falls into mediocrity during the final 10 minutes, when Russell chooses to resort to romantic-comedy tropes to resolve his story. The film does such a great job at avoiding the stereotypical twists and turns, so the final moments feel like a bit of a letdown. Nonetheless, the story is definitely what you might classify as “feel-good” and should be a welcome addition to the slate of holiday films. Though its playful trailers and television spots suggest a flimsy Hollywood rom-com, Silver Linings Playbook is truly a winning tale of the love between two misfits. Hollywood, take note: Romantic comedies can be quite good. Jason Goldberg is is a junior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He can be reached at email@example.com.
My 2012 in Television
012 was a weird year in television. It had everything from highly anticipated let-downs like The Newsroom to not-so-highly anticipated successes like Married to Jonas (so entertaining, you guys. Don’t judge). While I don’t have too high hopes for many of the new shows of this year (I have hope that The Mindy Project will get better), 2012 has proved wonderful for returning programs such as Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and The Walking Dead. Confession: I am ashamed I do not regularly watch any of these shows, except Mad Men. However, many television drama connoisseurs tell me that each is well worth your time, if you are into that sort of thing. However, I do watch pretty much everything else. My rationale for this is that I don’t have the attention span for most hour-long dramas, whereas the half-hour comedy is the perfect length of time for procrastination. (It’s a really flimsy excuse, I know. I promise I will at least watch Breaking Bad over winter break and maybe Game of Thrones. Expect a column or two about that in January). But, the following are my top five favorite 2012 television shows (number six is probably Louie in case you were wondering). They each are unlike anything else on air right now or ever, and each demonstrate the power of real characters and original ideas. 1. Mad Men: Season Five, which premiered in March, was the best yet. I think that the show is finally reaching the point of its existence. By that, I mean that I have a feeling that ultimately the show is about showing the tumult of the 1960s. The first four seasons are about the characters, and almost look and feel as though they could take place in the 1950s. But now, with the show set in 1966 and 1967, the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Movement are in full swing and actually affect the characters. Don has a new assistant, Dawn, who is African American, and Peggy realizes that she has hit the glass ceiling at Sterling-Cooper-DraperPrice. Joan’s episode “The Other Woman” could have been a whole movie just by itself. My grandmother agrees, and
she is a very tough lady to please, especially when it comes to television. 2. Girls: “I don’t even want a boyfriend. I just want someone who wants to hang out all the time, and thinks I’m the best person in the world, and wants to have sex with only me.” That is just one of the most memorable quotes from HBO’s Girls, which premiered in April of this year. Lena Dunham’s brainchild has been described as similar to Sex and the City, but about younger, spoiled, broke, 20-somethings living a not-so-glamorous life in Brooklyn. Girls surprised and delighted me. It’s refreshing and hilarious. Season One was filled with wonderful lines like the one quoted above, and characters who, while you would never want to be compared to any one of them, are still scarily relatable. 3. The League: I do not know the first thing about football, but somehow I still find The League to be tremendously entertaining. It’s about a group of friends’ fantasy football team, but really the football doesn’t matter that much. The cast includes phenomenal comedians like Nick Kroll, as well as Mark Duplass and Paul Scheer. A large part of The League is improvised; this might be the reason why I think it has a much faster pace than most other comedies on TV right now. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, even for those of you not like me who laughs out loud for anything. 4. Veep: Another HBO success of 2012 was Veep, a West Wing-esque (but not Carrot Top really at all) sharp comedy Confessions about what it is like to hold the second most powerful position in the country — that of Vice President. The VP, Selina Meyer, is played by the legend, Seinfeld’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the cast also features Arrested Development’s Tony Hale (Buster). Meyer finds that her job really does not have all that much power. She and her staff have to maneuver themselves through the bureaucratic mess of Washington, D.C., filled with backstabbing politicians and career obsessed interns fighting their way
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to the top. Dreyfus, in an Emmy award-winning performance, shines (and curses a lot more than one would expect of a Vice President). 5. Parks and Recreation: Once upon a time, NBC Thursdays were a magical night with back-to-back laughs. But, with The Office in shambles, the absence of Community and the slow decline of 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation is the one beacon of hope. Every season of this show outshines the last, and the end of Season Four and what we’ve seen so far of Season Five have been nothing short of amazing. Michael Schur and Greg Daniels, the creators of The Office, took their mockumentary style to local government, but instead of Michael Scott, Daniels and Schur invented Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson (played by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, respectively). These characters may be a little eccentric, but they are lovable and unbelievably amusing to watch. I care about Leslie, Ron, Ann, Tom, Ben, even Jerry, and I hope that I get to continue watching them for many years to come.
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Stony Brook Succumbs to No.21Connecticut,73-62 STORRS, Conn. (AP) â€” Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell might have been happy a few years ago with an 11point loss to Connecticut. But after starting this season 4-1 and leading the No. 21 Huskies for most of the game, the former UConn point guard was disappointed with Sunday's 73-62 loss to his alma mater. "It's not good," Pikiell said. "We can play. We can play with these guys. I think we can play with anyone on our schedule." The Huskies (5-1) hit their final eight attempts from behind the arc Sunday to rally from a seven-point secondhalf deficit for the win. "Basketball is a game of runs, they made run, we couldn't execute and they came out on top," said Dave Coley, who led the Seawolves with 15 points. Tommy Brenton added 14. Niels Giffey came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points and grab eight rebounds for UConn and Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half. Omar Calhoun added 14 points. The three players combined to go 9 of 16 from 3-point range. The team finished 10 of 22. "(Stony Brook) packed it in, packed it in, they dared us to shoot 3s," UConn coach Kevin Ollie said. "Once we started getting in and understanding our offense and drawing two and taking an advantage, we started kicking it out and our guys were wide open." The Seawolves led 33-26 early in the second half after a 10-0 run that overlapped with halftime.
"We came out with great energy in the first half and we were winning, so there was no reason not to think we can't do it again," Brenton said. "I think this is a great learning experience." The Huskies chipped away at the deficit, tying it at 39 with 11:40 to play on a jumper by DeAndre Daniels. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Napier and Giffey put UConn up 45-39. That started the run of consecutive makes from behind the arc by the Huskies. A four-point play by Napier put UConn up 61-47 with just over 4 minutes left. "As soon as I made that four-point play I felt it was our ballgame," Napier said. "I always feel like it's our ballgame, but that right there, I felt everybody else got excited and enthusiastic and that always gives you that effort to win that game." Stony Brook made just five of its 18 3-point attempts and shot just 38 percent from the floor. Coley opened the game with a 3-pointer and the Seawolves jumped out to an early 10-2 lead. The Huskies missed 11 of their first 12 shots from the field and trailed 14-8 midway through the first half. Daniels' putback gave the Huskies their first lead at 1917. But Stony Brook scored the last eight points of the half. Anthony Mayo blocked a 3-point attempt by Ryan Boatright just before the buzzer and the Seawolves carried a 31-26 lead into the break. The Huskies shot just 32 percent from the field in the first half, but moved to 64 percent in the second.
This was just the second home game for the Huskies, who were coming off their first loss of the season to New Mexico in the Paradise Jam final in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Stony Brook outrebounded Connecticut 38-35. The Huskies have been outrebounded in every game this season, and were averaging almost nine fewer rebounds than their opponents. Stony Brook was averaging 41 rebounds per game. It was led by Jameel Warney's 11 boards. He also had eight points. "I thought we could be plus-12 on the backboard going into the game," Pikiell said. "So to be only plusthree was very disappointing." Stony Brook was playing its second game in two days after beating Canisius at home on Saturday 82-75. "We played a hard-fought game yesterday," Pikiell said. "And then to jump on the bus today and come up here wears on you a little bit. Hopefully this will help us when we move into our conference tournament." The Huskies improved to 5-0 against Stony Brook. Connecticut hasn't lost to a nonconference opponent in its on-campus arena since falling to Detroit Mercy in the 2001 NIT. Stony Brook was looking to go 5-1 for just the second time in program history. The first came in 2009. "We're going to be like UConn," Pikiell said. "It's going to take a few more 'Ls' and a few more bus trips, but we're going to be like this. That's what I envision for our program down the road."
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No.8-Ranked C.U. Dominates At Duals Meet By HALEY VELASCO Sun Assistant Sports Editor
Cornell continued to build momentum on Saturday when it won all three of its matchups at the Journeymen Northeast Duals. No. 8 Cornell took its first win over Drexel, 40-0, to open the day. It then followed that with a victory over No. 9 Central Michigan in a tight 17-15 faceoff. The Red grabbed its final win of the day to finish off No. 12 Oklahoma, 25-13. “Obviously, Drexel, we kind of dominated those guys. They are a solid team but we just matched up well. Central Michigan is a very, very good wrestling program,” said head coach Rob Koll. “It was a top matchup. Everyone wrestled well and very hard.”
“We had some kids that wrestled above our expectations.” Rob Koll Overall for the day, No. 1-ranked senior Kyle Dake went 3-0 with a pin and a major decision. Freshman No. 9 Nahshon Garrett went 3-0 as well, with a technical fall and a major decision. Sophomore Jace Bennett grabbed bonus points in all three of his wins with two major decisions to add to his fall. “Nahshon has done phenomenal all year long. He is 13-
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Cleaing up | No. 1-ranked senior Kyle Dake dominated all three of his weekend bouts at 165 pounds — beating Drexel’s Charles Aungst with a win by fall, Central Michigan’s Mike Ottinger with a 14-2 major dec. and Oklahoma’s Bubby Graham, 5-0.
0. It was a huge win for a freshman to beat a nationally ranked senior,” Koll said. “Everyone wrestled well. We have 30 matches and to point out one or two guys is [tough], when every single match they wrestled hard.” Dake echoed his coach’s sentiments, adding that younger wrestlers stepped up when an upperclassman was sidelined with an injury. “I was happy with our performance. We had a couple guys who were banged up and a couple of them couldn’t wrestle — Steve Bosak was the main one. I thought the duel might come down to us having Steve or not having Steve, but we had young guys step up,” he said. “Nahshon Garrett, Craig Scott, Duke Pickett, Jace Benett all stepped up. It was nice to have those younger guys be able to step
in for some of the older guys and get the job done.” The Red will head to Las Vegas next weekend for the Las Vegas Invitational, which begins on Friday. The team will then head to the Grapple at the Garden on Dec. 16, where it will see 13 other collegiate teams. The Red will face the University of Missouri and Oklahoma State in that tournament. “We had some kids that wrestled above our expectations and I have extremely high expectations for these kids … It is certainly a lot better to come off a win than a loss,” Koll said. Haley Velasco can be reached at email@example.com.
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two more goals. Freshman forward Teemu Tiitinen earned his first career goal off a pass from senior forward Greg Miller after 11:42 minutes of play in the period. After already assisting on the first two goals, less than three minutes later Miller was able to score one of his own. His chance came off a shot by freshman defenseman Reece Willcox, which was blocked by a Wolverine, but made its way to Miller’s stick for the tap-in. The Red left the second period up 3-0, although both teams were tied with 14 shots on net. “On Teemu [Tiitinen]’s goal tonight he worked hard, he got open — that’s what we worked on in practice with the whole scoring thing, trying to figure it out,” Miller said. “He popped and he yelled and he communicated, I saw him so he just finished hard … I congratulated [Tiitinen] and said ‘this will be your first of many.’” Throughout the second period, Cornell wore camouflage jerseys to honor the Wounded Warrior Project. “It was unbelievable, to say the least,” Miller said. “It was such an honor and privilege to wear those jerseys and don not only the Wounded Warriors, but Cornell at the same time … Those guys are amazing and they don’t get a enough credit. They do so many things that we have no idea about, so it was such an honor.” The momentum from the first two successful periods carried over into the third, when senior tri-captain and forward Erik Axell scored almost eight minutes in. Junior forward Dustin Mowrey passed the puck up the left boards to senior tri-captain and defenseman Braden Birch, who took a shot that was stopped by Racine, but Axell was able to get the rebound and fire a shot to the back of the net. “I just think we came together as a team, which was great to see,” Miller said. “Tonight we knew we were under fire and we weren’t performing up to standards but
all that mattered was the guys in the room and we knew we had to do it together and we had to stick together … We’ve been working hard and its great that it’s starting to finally pay off … This is no end point, this is a stepping point in the right direction.” Less than two minutes later, Michigan was able to score a goal, ending junior goaltender Andy Iles’ chance at a shutout. Twelve of his 26 saves on the night came in the last period of the game. “Tonight gave us a good idea of what we need to do to win hockey games,” Iles said. “We’ve battled hard for the last couple weeks trying to get this train rolling again and from our older guys to our younger guys, from our first line down to our fourth line, everyone did what we needed them to do tonight and we played a great Cornell hockey game tonight and it was a matter of time.” Towards the end of the game, the Red earned another power play advantage. Although the team could not capitalize on the chance, as soon as Michigan returned to full strength, Ferlin moved the puck past the Wolverine blue line on a three-on-two with Lowry and Miller. Ferlin passed to Lowry, and while Racine anticipated his shot, Lowry passed to Miller who put the puck past the Wolverine netminder. Cornell came away with a solid 5-1 victory over Michigan. “The last one was a tremendous play by Brian [Ferlin] and Joel [Lowry] and Greg [Miller] finishing it,” Schafer said. Cornell played a disciplined game, only drawing two penalties on the night, but earning six power play opportunities. The Red scored on one of its power plays, and did not let up any goals on the penalty kill. “It’s just one of those things, special teams go ebb and flow and tonight we get a couple and kill them all off,” Schafer said. “Special teams have always been a strength of ours and we continue to work at it.” After playing against Boston University in Red Hot Hockey in recent past years, the Red’s victory over Michigan on Saturday was Cornell’s first win at MSG since 1976.
“It was finally nice to win down here, [after] three previous games, one in overtime tying BU and losing the first one,” Schafer said. “It was a great opportunity to come back down to New York City.” The Red last faced the Wolverines in the NCAA Tournament in March, earning a 32 upset win. This time, Cornell came away with a much more commanding victory over Michigan in front of a sellout crowd at Madison Square Garden. “The environment was awesome,” Schafer said. “You come out of the game and you look up there and you see the red and white, you see the pride that people have for our university … There’s a special bond at Cornell between the hockey program, its alumni, its faculty
and its townspeople and there is not a greater place to put it on display than Madison Square Garden.” According to Iles, the Red hopes for similar success this weekend as it gets back to inleague competition. The team will be facing ECAC rivals in Clarkson and St. Lawrence at Lynah this weekend. “When you play a game like that you start to realize what you need to do and you form habits and offensive habits like we did,” Iles said. “We will get back to work on Monday and use this with a little momentum to try and finish off strong here this last weekend.” Dani Abada can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human puck race
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Former Cornell men’s lacrosse star Max Seibald ’09 gave hockey fans a special treat on Saturday night at the Cornell-Michigan “Frozen Apple” contest, when he donned a puck costume and raced around the Madison Square Garden rink — the home of the NHL’s New York Rangers. The All-American midfielder blew the competition away and beat two other human puck hopefuls.
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MONDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Cornell Crushes Michigan at Garden
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By DANI ABADA Sun Assistant Sports Editor
After struggling in ECAC contests the past two weeks, the No. 13/13 Red (4-3-2, 1-3-2 ECAC Hockey) found success against No. 19 Michigan (5-7-1, 3-5-1 CCHA) in the Frozen Apple on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, earning a 5-1 victory. “Our team has been struggling a little bit as of recent and coming on this kind of stage with all the distractions, I’m very proud of their effort to come out here tonight and secure the victory,” said head coach Mike
Schafer ’86. “It’s a great job by our leaders, great job by our team by working hard over the last couple of weeks to turn this thing around a little bit — this is the first step.” Cornell earned its highest scoring effort of the season so far on Saturday, starting off with sophomore forward Joel Lowry’s first goal of the game. Although only the first period, Lowry’s goal came on the Red’s third power play of the night. With 4:23 left in the first, the Red was coming off of a penalty kill when sophomore defenseman Joakim Ryan came out of the penalty box to end a four-on-four and start the power play. He passed the
puck to classmate and forward Brian Ferlin who then passed the puck to Lowry, who shot five-hole and put it past Wolverine goaltender Steve Racine to give Cornell a 1-0 lead going into the second. “The first goal wasn’t beautiful, but what Joel [Lowry] did is he put it on net, got it through traffic and we had people around the net,” Schafer said. “We’ve been talking about that urgency in practice and the guys had some really good opportunities.” Cornell emerged strong in the second period, scoring See M. HOCKEY page 15
No.2 Red Suffers First Loss of Season,Falls to No.7 Harvard By SCOTT ECKL Sun Staff Writer
No. 2 Cornell suffered its first conference defeat this past weekend. The Red (92, 7-1 ECAC) was able to earn an important overtime win at Dartmouth (4-2-2, 32-1 ECAC) on Friday, 2-1; however, the
team was unable to complete the weekend sweep, falling 1-3 to No. 7 Harvard (6-1, 6-0 ECAC). In Friday’s game, Cornell scored the equalizer goal at 5:24 in the second period by freshman forward Taylor Woods from sophomore forward Jillian Saulnier and junior forward Brianne Jenner. The Red
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Feeding the masses | Junior forward Brianne Jenner assisted freshman forward Taylor Woods, along with sophomore forward Jillian Saulnier, on Friday night against Dartmouth.
sealed the victory 3:38 in the overtime period on a power play goal from Saulnier assisted by senior defenseman Laura Fortino and senior defenseman Lauriane Rougeau. “Friday night we battled hard during the game,” Rougeau said. “We had to work hard for every battle and it basically was decided by the team that made the first error. We were able to capitalize on the power play, while they were not.” Cornell was 2-for-6 on the power play with 12 shots, while Dartmouth struggled to capitalize on opportunities on their power play going 0-for-5 with eight shots. “We were able to anticipate a lot of their passes and plays,” Rougeau said of the Red’s penalty kill. “We studied the tapes during practice and thus were able to put on a lot of pressure.”
Game: Cornell Dartmouth
Game: Cornell Harvard
1ST 0 1
2ND 1 0
CORNELL HARVARD 1ST 0 1
2ND 1 0
3RD 0 0
3RD 0 2
OT 1 0
TOTAL 1 3
road defeat was also the Red’s first of such kind since Jan. 28 of last season — a 5-3 loss at Clarkson. “The team definitely could have played better,” Rougeau said. “We were not able to win our battles along the boards and were not strong enough on the stick. This week have to practice winning our “We had to work hard for every battles and playing fast paced.” The women continue their road battle.” trip this weekend as they travel to Clarkson (12-2, 6-0 ECAC) and to Lauriane Rougeau St. Lawrence (7-6-1, 5-1 ECAC) — both important ECAC games. The Saturday’s game was not expected for Red’s next home game will be Jan. 15 the Red, who had won eight straight contests entering play. The 1-3 defeat was against Syracuse. Cornell’s first conference loss since last March, which was also a 1-3 defeat, but at Scott Eckl can be reached at the hands of St. Lawrence. The conference email@example.com.