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A Wrinkle in Time
Guest lecturer Christina Crosby describes her struggle with grief after a cycling accident changed her life . | Page 3
A look back at a successful 21-93 overall record this year for women’s hockey.
When it comes to this classic story, Grant Muller ’21 says that the movie doesn’t live up to the book. | Page 10
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Cornell Grapples With 2 ‘Who Gets to Define Hate Speech?’ Assaults in Collegetown Over the Past Weekend By MARYAM ZAFAR
The conservative millennial | Allie Stuckey
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By NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS Sun City Editor
Four Cornell students were assaulted in two different altercations over the weekend in Collegetown, and both suspects are on the loose, leaving administrators and faculty members to address the emotional effect that the violence has had on students. Administrators held a community support meeting on
“We will stand firm in our resolve to reject and express our disgust at such actions.” Ryan Lombardi Monday in an attempt to offer emotional support to students and provide a place where the campus community can come together. “Those who wish to challenge the dignity of others have again attempted to compromise our community, but we will stand firm in our resolve to
reject and express our disgust at such actions,” Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, and Mary Opperman, vice president and chief human resources officer, said in a joint statement. Prof. Charles Van Loan, dean of faculty, sent an email to faculty on Sunday night “encouraging them to accommodate those students who have been impacted by these events,” Lombardi and Opperman said. The administrators’ response follows the physical assault of three male students early on Saturday morning in which one student said he was harassed using racial slurs, and the sexual assault of a female Cornell student on Sunday night as she tried to get into her home. Suspects in both cases are on the loose, and Ithaca and Cornell police are urging anyone with information to contact the departments. The female student reported to police that she had locked See ASSAULTS page 4
Conservative speaker and Fox News personality Allie compares the “liberal left” Stuckey, who describes herself as “The Conservative to “thought police” Millennial,” spoke against banning hate for trying to speech at an event organized by the Network regulate hate. of Enlightened Women Monday night. Stuckey is a news host who regularly comCOURTESY OF REBECCA FISCO mentates for Fox News and has a regular show on CRTV. Before the event, Stucky tweeted that she planned to speak on “free speech and why the Left hates us so much.” During the event, Stuckey touched on a range of topics, including the University’s recent responses to hate incidents, which includes a proposal to limit hate speech. A campus-wide debate over the potential speech code will take place on April 10, as previously today, according to Stuckey, is not just because of reported by The Sun. According to Stuckey, the idea of implement- disagreement over individual social issues, but because the nation disagrees fundamentally over ing this type of code is “crazy”. “[There are] people saying that hate speech is “what America is and what America should be.” Stuckey explained her idea of what a “liberal” not free speech,” Stuckey said. “Yes, it is. And America would look like, describing a place where there’s no such thing as hate speech.” Stuckey continued, asking, “Who gets to “morality is irrelevant … borders are open … gendefine hate speech? Does President Trump get to der is fluid … a place without guns, without individual liberties, without privacy.” define [it], or Barack Obama?” “It takes so much more moral fortitude to be a According to Stuckey, “what is at stake … is freedom of thought.” She admonished the “liberal conservative millennial than a liberal millennial,” left” for acting, through tech companies, universi- Stuckey said. “[Students should] continue to ties and media, as “thought police,” alluding to speak up … continue to read thoroughly … and George Orwell’s 1984. See FREE SPEECH page 4 The reason that American politics is so divided
New Relationship Policy Proposed Current policy hasn’t been revised since 1996 By BREANNE FLEER Sun News Editor
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“We’ve done a lot of homework,” announced Dean of Faculty Charles Van Loan at a GPSA meeting on Monday, referring to the Consensual Relationship Policy Committee’s development of a new policy proposal to better regulate issues surrounding romantic or sexual relationships across power differences. A synopsis of “Policy 6.x” explains that the proposal would prohibit “all romantic or sexual relationships between faculty and undergraduates” as well as those in which one partner has the ability to influence the “academic progress or professional advancement” of the other. Van Loan, co-chair of the committee, said that the policy is now entering a public comment
period. After that, the assemblies, including the Faculty Senate, will vote on the policy in April and present it with comments to President Martha E. Pollack by May 1. Calling the policy a “harassment prevention” strategy, Van Loan emphasized the need for continued feedback and “a really healthy, open discussion across campus” on the proposed policy. “People shouldn’t be afraid — there are well-reasoned, defendable opposition points, and we want to make sure that people aren’t shy about speaking up against some of the things that we may propose,” he said. The proposal comes after 11 committee meetings last semester, where members reviewed the policies of over 50 peer institutions and sought feedback from See GPSA page 4
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‘Bad Singers’ Sing for Charity ‘Average’ a capella group to perform By MARYAM ZAFAR Sun Staff Writer
Mediocre Melodies, a new a capella group that describes itself as “bad singers for a good cause,” is bringing together a collection of average Cornell singers to host charity concerts. Auditions for the group were mainly interest-based, rather than talent-based, according to Andrew Greene ’20, the president of Mediocre Melodies. “How much of a bummer would it be to be cut from a mediocre melody group?” he said. “If you showed up, you [were] basically in.” The group, currently in its first semester, is co-ed and comprised of around 30 underclassmen. It seeks to be “as inclusive as possible,” Greene said. Talent in the group ranges from a former singer from the disbanded Cayuga’s Waiters to people who are “just really awful singers,” according to Greene. Greene said that he got the idea for creating the group during a rush event this past fall for the pre-medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon. He pitched the idea casually to his friend who was very enthusiastic about it. With a lineup ranging from “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen to “Riptide” by Vance Joy, the brand-new group is just some “average singers having fun,” Greene said. “Especially at a place like Cornell, where people stick to things that they know … it’s important to step out of your comfort zone and do something that you love, as opposed to something you're good at,” he said. Greene acknowledged that there wouldn’t be much appeal to come to a concert for “just a bunch of crappy singers.” As a result, his group decided to donate the proceeds of the concerts to a currently undecided charity. Mediocre Melodies’ first concert will be in Goldwin Smith Hall at 8:30 p.m. on April 14. Tickets are expected to be around seven dollars. Maryam Zafar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Girl power | Both students and faculty attended a lunch event celebrating International Women’s Day and honoring women in the Cornell community.
‘Empowering’ Luncheon Celebrates Women Within the Movement and the Importance of Cultural Relativity.” “Hopefully this event sparks dialogue around international feminism In the spirit of celebration and and global allyship in the feminist global allyship, the Women’s Resource movement,” Czuchna said. Center hosted an International “Hopefully people start talking Women’s Day luncheon on about it and maybe more orgaSaturday to promote conversa“Hopefully ... more organizations will nizations will begin to incorpotion about international femibegin to incorporate these discussions rate these discussions of global nism and honor individuals for feminism into the work that their work. of global feminism.” they do.” Elise Czuchna ’18, who During the event, the orgaspearheaded the event’s logisElise Czuchna ’18 nizers facilitated round-table tics, said that the idea of interdiscussions in which attendees national feminism is not something people encounter as often as and empower women-identifying learned about the importance of intersectional feminism in a variety of secindividuals around the world.” they should. This definition informed her deci- tors, including education, health, pol“International feminism must recognize the cultural differences and sion to make it the central theme of itics, transportation and cultural difvariations in lived experiences in order the luncheon, which was “Global to inform advocacy abroad, ultimately Feminism: The Place of Allyship See WOMEN page 5 By ANDREA VALDES
seeking to empower women enough to speak for themselves,” Czuchna said. Czuchna highlighted inclusion in her remarks, describing international feminism as a “movement to support
‘Time Does Not Heal All Wounds’ Says Guest Lecturer Christina Crosby condemned the idea of the ‘redemptive narrative’ after loss By MIGUEL SOTO and HELEN IANG Sun Staff Writer and Sun Contributor
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Loss lecture | Prof. Cristina Crosby spoke about the misconception of recovery from trauma, based upon her own experience of being paralyzed at age 50.
Describing the pain and recovery she experienced after becoming disabled, Christina Crosby, author of A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain, said that grief does not always have a “happy ending.” After experiencing a cycling accident at the age of 50, Prof. Crosby, English, feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, Wesleyan University, was left paralyzed. “My past body would be lost forever and with it, my past life,” she said. Crosby pointed to systematic issues regarding the lives of disabled people, including the difficulty of finding jobs and the dependence on “inadequate state services”. Due to these barriers, Crosby
expressed that she was not only disabled by injury, but also by others’ “dismissive attitudes that assume I am unable to help myself.” Crosby argued against the “redemptive narrative” — which insists there is a “happy ending”
“I was not destined to break my neck. Necessity is not the consort of history.” Cristina Crosby to grief and an inevitability of disaster. “I was not destined to break my neck,” she said. “Necessity is not the consort of history.” While experiencing pain during rehab that she described as “flaming bone and burning See DISABILITY page 5
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Police Still Searching ‘The Conservative Millennial’ Criticizes For Assault Suspects Initiatives to Limit Hate Speech ASSAULTS
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herself out of her house on Linden Avenue and was trying to get in through a ground floor window when a man grabbed her at about 10:15 p.m., threw her to the ground and groped her beneath her clothing. The unidentified student fought off her attacker and called for help. The student described the suspect as a white man with an average build and short, light brown hair. Cornell Police said the suspect was college-aged and Ithaca Police said he was between 20 and 30. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing jeans with a belt and a black heavy jacket, the victim reported. On Saturday at about 1:30 a.m., students reported to police that a white man began harassing a student using unspecified racial slurs beside a food truck on the corner of Eddy Street and Dryden Road. The white man assaulted the student, police said, at which point two additional students intervened to try and fend off the suspect. All three students were injured in the altercation, and two were treated at Cayuga Medical Center and later released. Police described the suspect as a college-aged white man,
about 5 feet 9 inches tall with blond-brown hair and wearing a windbreaker with a full-length zipper and a New England Patriots logo. The man fled the scene with two other men headed south on Eddy Street toward East Buffalo Street. The Ithaca Police Department can be contacted by calling 607-272-3245 for police dispatch, 607-272-9973 for police administration or by using the online tip form, through which tips may be submitted anonymously. The Cornell Police Department’s investigations unit can be contacted by email at email@example.com, by phone at 607-255-1111, or anonymously through the Cornell Police Silent Witness Program online. Cornell said students can consult with counselors from Cornell Health by calling 607255-5155 and can speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277. Employees can call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-2552673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. Additional resources are available at caringcommunity.cornell.edu. Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allie Stuckey says that ‘there’s no such thing as hate speech’ FREE SPEECH
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continue to act accordingly.” The organization that brought Stuckey to campus, NeW, supports “university women who are interested in having conversations about conservative values and diverse political views,” according to its website. According to Meredith Lord ’20, NeW president, the Cornell chapter has about 10 regular members but is “still growing”. Other NeW chapters
can be found at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania,
“Our goal was ... to bring someone who represents ideas ... that aren't always heard on campus.” Meredith Lord ’20 Princeton and SUNY New Paltz, according to Vanessa Rivera, campus program associ-
ate. “We have a really large political breadth in our membership,” Lord said after the event. “Our goal was not to bring someone who represents our views precisely, but to bring someone who represents ideas and perspectives that aren't always heard on campus." The event, according to Lord, was not to change anyone’s mind, but “to start a conversation.” Maryam Zafar can be reached at email@example.com.
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feedback from sources such as student groups, college HR directors and graduate field assistants, according to a presentation delivered at the meeting. The committee has also visited or will visit each assembly. Tyler McCann grad commended the committee’s efforts to research the policy and gather as much feedback as possible.
“As someone who has not been very involved with following this, I would say that the amount of detail and their ability to speak on this issue really shows the tremendous amount of work and research they’ve put into this,” he told The Sun. Only three paragraphs in length, the current policy on “romantic and sexual relationships between students and staff ” is based on a Faculty Council of Representatives resolution approved by the University president and provost in 1996. Since then, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to revise the policy. Along with prohibiting certain types of relationships, the public rough draft of Policy 6.x also outlines procedures for enforcement, the disclosure of relationships and recusal plans, in which individuals involved may be asked to recuse themselves from matters involving potential conflicts of interest. Finally, the policy aims to create a “6.x Office” that “would serve as a resource for authorities who may need help with disclosure and for subordinates who may need help with a difficult situation,” according to the policy synop-
sis. Jesse Goldberg grad told The Sun that he believes it is important to have enforcement and recusal policies along with ways to help affected individuals. “I think it’s really important that there will be an office that will be there to support what we call subordinates, people who aren’t in a position of power, because so often it feels like you’re lost and alone and you don’t have anywhere to turn,” he said. However, Goldberg also said that he still has questions about “the privacy of relationships, especially for queer students and queer faculty.” “If you’re not ‘out,’ for example, and you’re in a same-sex relationship with a faculty member who then has to disclose,” people might be able to “put two and two together,” he said. Anna Waymack grad, cochair of the Consensual Relationship Policy Committee, said during the meeting that the committee is still seeking feedback from campus organizations and will be hearing from LGBTQ groups. BreAnne Fleer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Relationship advice | Dean of Faculty Charlie Van Loan proposes a new policy to better regulate consensual relationships across power differences.
Women’s Day Lunch Honors 14 Women The event recognized the efforts of women from both the student and faculty bodies WOMEN
The award celebrates people who “provide an inspiring example of a powerful and ferences. influential individual serving Some of the questions asked the Cornell community of during these discussions includ- women on campus,” Czuchna ed “How do you see the ideas of said in her opening remarks. global feminism and cultural Julissa Andrade ’18 received relativity being important on the award for her work on issues our own campus?” and “What regarding the global control of are the barriers that we may women’s bodies and labor. encounter in a global feminist “It’s through the collective movement?” support of the people I know and the input, and them “The collective support of the people I always challenging me is know ... is what has led me to to do what has led any meaningful work.” me to do any meaningful Julissa Andrade ’18 work or any work that I Emily MacArthur grad really feel proud of,” she said. praised the event for fostering Afterwards, Andrade reflectdialogue. ed on the significance of the “I felt really strongly [that] event. this event brought to my atten“It feels empowering … to be tion many different groups that recognized for the work that I are working and really high- do and it was really inspiring to lighted in our conversations see the other work that’s being how those groups can work done on campus,” she said. “It together and where the intersec- was nice to see people who are tions are,” she said. involved in [other organizaAs part of the luncheon, 14 tions] doing really good work as women, a mix of students and well.” faculty, were nominated to receive an International Andrea Valdes can be reached at Women’s Day leadership award. email@example.com. Continued from page 3
Disabled Professor Condemns Idea of ‘Redemptive Narrative’ There is not always a ‘happy ending’ after a traumatic event, according to Crosby DISABILITY
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skin,” Crosby was annoyed at the focus on “healing and renewal that ends with suffering redeemed.” She emphasized the importance of remembering the past and denied the disappearance of grief, stating that “the process of
mourning does not go stage by successive stage,” and that “time does not heal all wounds.” Instead, Crosby sees mourning as an “iterative process that repeatedly returns you to the presence of what you have lost.” She concluded on a more positive note, reminding the audience that
“attending to the past opens a way forward.” “Remember what has been irrevocably lost in the hopes of making a transformative future,” she said. Miguel Soto can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Helen Liang can be reached at email@example.com.
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Gone With Greek Life, For Good
ornell’s fraternities and sororities routinely make national headlines for their exclusivity, indecency and downright cruelty. The latest revelation, concerning Zeta Beta Tau’s misogynistic “pig roast” competition, is hardly a departure from our greek organizations’ long history of abusive and deadly behavior. When freshman Mortimer Leggett 1877 toppled off of a 37-foot cliff, he became the first casualty of our Greek system, as well as one of the earliest hazing deaths in America. Outraged by the needless loss of a “perfect gentleman” to a gruesome accident, some faculty proposed shutting down the university’s nascent fraternities altogether. But soon enough, the anger subsided and Kappa Alpha, of which he was a member, faced no penalty. Today, almost 150 years later, the same problem which caused Leggett’s premature death remains unsolved, as evidenced by the tragic loss of George Desdunes ’13 to another hazing accident just seven years ago. Defenders of the Greek system are keen to remind us that “it’s getting better.” If this is the case, then why did 2017 alone see the suspension of five Greek organizations for offenses ranging from hazing to severe alcohol abuse? Was it merely by chance that John Greenwood ’20, who allegedly perpetrated a hate crime last September, was an underground member of Psi Upsilon? What about that Zeta Psi member who chanted “build a wall” outside the Latino Living Center a week before? To insist that “it’s getting better” in the face of so much counter-evidence is plainly inaccurate. Only when we can accept that Greek life is far from “getting better” can we begin to explore why it’s not. Fortunately, the answer is simple. The same problems persist because the administration’s efforts at reform only target specific organizations and issues, as though removing a few bad apples will rescue the barrel. But it’s not a few bad apples; it’s the system that’s rotten. The defining characteristic of Cornell’s Greek system is tribalism. Unlike interest-based student groups such as music ensembles and academic clubs, fraternities and sororities do not select members on the basis of earned qualifications, but rather according to various involuntary traits, such as familial wealth and racial background. Even if these factors are not explicitly considered during rush, they are fundamental components of the “types” that different houses favor. It’s not by accident that there are pronounced socioeconomic and racial disparities between so-called “top tier” and “bottom tier” Greek organizations, the former tending to attract more affluent students than the latter. To put it bluntly, highly ranked houses are wealthier and whiter. At a university which prides itself on inclusivity, this is unacceptable. Some suggest that we implement diversity initiatives in order to purge the system of its ills. The prevalence of sexual violence in fraternities, for instance, can be curbed through sexual assault education programs, right? Wrong. As Caitlin Flanagan points out in Time, “It’s been 30 years of education programs by the frats, initiatives to change culture, management policies and we’re still here.” What exactly does Flanagan mean by “here?” According to the sexual assault prevention program, One In Four, men
in fraternities are 300 percent more likely to sexually assault someone than other college men. The figure is just as harrowing for women in sororities, who are 74 percent more likely to experience rape than other college women. The statistics are not ambiguous. So what should Cornell do about its Greek system? First, the administration ought to acknowledge that the go-to course of action is ineffective, as exemplified by the recent handling of Pi Kappa Alpha.
The administration ought to acknowledge that the go-to course of action is ineffective. In 2010, PIKE lost its recognition from the university due to a “history of alcohol and hazing-related infractions.” It didn’t take long before the fraternity was reinstated and sure enough, in May of last year PIKE was suspended, again due for actions involving alcohol and hazing. Clearly, whatever “discipline” they received was not enough to prevent them from breaking the rules again. While the repeated offenses of greek organizations such as PIKE are upsetting, they are anything but surprising. Of course a slap on the wrist won’t change a century-long legacy of drinking and debauchery. Of course insubstantial sexual assault education programs won’t exterminate deeply ingrained misogyny. There is only one policy which can save Cornell from its Greek system: a permanent ban on student participation in fraternities and sororities. Critics of a ban will say that Greek organizations perform essential functions on campus and in the Ithaca community. This is true. Fraternities and sororities dedicate significant amounts of their time and resources to public service. They also offer thousands of students a valuable social mooring. But these characteristics are not unique to Greek life. All of the benefits that are promised by joining a greek organization are available in literally hundreds of other student groups on campus, most of which do not have a proclivity for identity-based discrimination. Furthermore, Cornell would not be the first American institution of higher education to ban its greek system. In 1962, Williams College did just that and achieved enviable results. Reflecting on the outcome, former Williams President John Chandler remarked “the ability to raise money went way up, alienated alumni who had been the victim of the fraternity system came back to the college, and the standing of Williams academically rose.” Encouraged by Williams’ success, Colby followed suit in 1984, as did Middlebury in 1989 and Bowdoin in 1997. President Pollack and members of the Board of Trustees, let Cornell reap the same benefits as these other institutions have by putting an end to our Greek system once and for all. Griffin Smuts is a freshman in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Comments can be sent to email@example.com. Guest Room runs periodically this semester.
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In Defense of Brian Wansink
hey call it salami slicing. Imagine one day inspiration strikes and you set out to prove that sushi can improve academic performance. You assemble the lucky volunteers and month after month make sure the rolls are delivered to their doorsteps. Come winter, all giddy with anticipation, you inquire about the performance of your subjects during the finals. Alas, there doesn’t seem to be any correlation between rolls consumed and grades earned. Sweating, you begin to realize the months of your time and the grant money have been wasted, as no journal cares about a negative result.
The story isn’t that Brian Wansink is a horribly unethical and ruthless scientist, it’s that social sciences are in trouble. Only wait! Maybe there’s hope. You suddenly notice that if you restrict your data to just freshmen, the correlation emerges, moreover, if you narrow it down to caucasian freshmen from states that start with a consonant, the cognitive enhancing power of sushi becomes undeniable! Thank goodness, you think, and sit down to start working on what in a year or two is going to be a peer-reviewed journal article that contains a blatant falsehood. Salami slicing and a few other statistical shenanigans are called p-hacking, and p-hacking is the prime suspect in the replication crisis: the recent discovery that many prominent experiments in social sciences do not hold up when replication is attempted. Studies that have resulted in Nobel Prizes are called into question. The careers of celebrity scientists lay in ruins. Some professors are unsure whether half of their psychology curriculum is even worth teaching. It is in the backdrop of this maelstrom of doubt that the story of Prof. Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing, takes place. In 2016, he published a blog post
describing in detail how, after a failed experiment, he encouraged his graduate student to keep scavenging the collected data for a result: to commit the sin of salami slicing. This post raised outrage in some of the readers, so much so that an investigation into Wansink’s body of work began. At first glance, this is good news: when the evidence emerged that Wansink's work might not be statistically sound, the scientific community took it upon itself to investigate the offender. Yet, after observing this story unravel in the course of the last year, I no longer believe this to be the underlying narrative. What started as a healthy response to the problem of p-hacking became a distraction from it, as the quest against Brian Wansink grew to a scale that cannot be explained by a rational intent to better the system. First of all, you have to understand the level of scrutiny we are talking about here. People went as far as 15 years back scrupulously scanning hundreds of Wansink's papers and writing up reports listing all found inconsistencies. They wrote letters to journals announcing their findings, and to Cornell urging the administration to launch an investigation. With time, instead of dying down, this movement only strengthened, going as far as publishing and analyzing Wansink's emails. Just a few days ago, the authors of a cookbook announced themselves a victim of Wansink's work. This is in contrast to all of Wansink's colleagues whose work remained untouched by any scrutiny during this period. A great illustration here is the case of Prof. Daryl Bem, psychology, who has published research on psychic powers of premonition (I kid you not) and yet wasn't subjected to even remotely similar level of critique. What is problematic here is not the unfair treatment of Brian Wansink. It's that because of this concentration on a single researcher the overall narrative gets warped. The story isn't that Brian Wansink is a horribly unethical and ruthless scientist, it's that social sciences are in trouble. P-hacking is virtually undetectable, which makes it hard to provide hard
evidence, and yet there are enough signs that I am confident the practice is widespread and destructive.. What are these signs? First of all, remember that we now have empirical evidence showing suspiciously high unreliability of results in both psychology and food science. Second, Brian Wansink is a prominent figure in his field with about 25,000 citations spanning 250-plus published works. This means that the practices he adopted, good or bad, are highly rewarded by the publication system and academia. Third, it is surprising how direct and careless Wansink is when he originally confesses to salami slicing his data in the original blog post. Even when faced with critique in the comment section, he couldn’t quite grasp why salami slicing is an issue. I find it hard to believe that he could sustain such a level of naive ignorance if he were working in a community of responsible and rigorous scientists. Another fear I have is that the signal this purge sends out may be detrimental to an already-flawed system. One of the things that separated Wansink from many of his colleagues was having a blog in which he openly discussed his research process, and his subsequent willingness to cooperate with the inquiry and learn from it. Thus the message from this public bashing, especially as it becomes progressively more severe, might not be that bad science gets punished but rather that being open about your research does. And, when you couple that signal with the one you recieve from academia — publish or perish — your choice is going to be to salami slice your data and keep your mouth shut. A couple of weeks ago The Sun published an editorial urging Cornell administration to launch an investigation into Wansink. For the reasons I tried to explain above, I believe this step would be counterproductive. Such an investigation would only further concentrate the public attention on the Wansink scandal instead of the systemic issues that have caused it, and it would potentially further scare researches away from engaging in open discussions of their work. Artur Gorokh is a graduate student studying applied mathematics at Cornell University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Radically Moderate appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.
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was a bully in elementary school. I can be very judgemental and cutting. In high school, I won the “Class Gossip” superlative. If I die young, anyone who says I was “really nice” will be lying. So the rest of this column might come as a shock to some. Nay, many. Although I was raised to be and have always identified as a feminist, that label never really had any significant bearing on my personality or actions. Feminism can take many forms but, over the past year, I have grown into my personal brand of feminism that has not only made me a happier person but also a better woman. In light of Women’s History Month, I encourage you (boys and girls alike) to try it. It is very simple. I love all women. I love all women. Or at least I try to. It is hard because normally I hate everyone. Since I started writing this column in August, I have been more routinely forced to think about how the male dominated culture in America affects not just me, but all women. I appreciate the fact that every story is unique but reminding myself of the common struggle that we as women share has proven to be a powerful force in the continued development of my character. The phrase “common struggle” can be a little misleading. I know that I, as a wealthy, cisgender, educated, straight, white woman do not face even a
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fraction of the hardships that my sisters in other walks of life do. I also know that just “loving all women” is not a tangible solution to the violence and abuse and discrimination that so many women face, but in my daily life, it has become a small way that I have been able to feel connected with the women I know and new ones I meet. Loving — and in turn, supporting — ALL women has become a mantra and lifestyle. Even girls who have wronged me in the past, annoying girls from class and ex-friends, even Republican women, share so many uniquely female characteristics and experiences. Reminding myself of that has helped me let go of years of grudges and approach my world with a new understanding and drive to be better. REBECCA DAI / SUN SKETCH ARTIST
To my freshman year friends with whom I haven't talked in years, I love you. To the girl who beat me in that election I really wanted to win, I support you. To all the girls I’ve talked about behind their backs, I want to be there for you. To all the girls I developed an unfounded hatred for because of my own jealousy, I am proud of you. I, too, know the the feeling of being talked down to because I am a woman. I too know the uncomfortable touch of an unwelcome hand on the small of your back. I know the pain of period cramps and the pain of a love unrequited. I too have been slut shamed and talked about. I too have been harassed and assaulted. I too have felt like I wasn’t good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough or
smart enough. I ask for your patience while I go on this journey of feminine discovery and I ask your forgiveness for the ways I have acted in the past. My entire life I have felt as though other girls were my competition, not my teammates. Loving women has caused me to think about and make everyday choices that support and benefit women, like supporting femaleowned businesses or donating business attire to help local lowincome women prepare for job interviews. Loving women is about treating everyone better and judging everyone less. Saying, “hey I love your jacket,” or even just not saying “wow I hate that girl’s jacket” to someone else. It may seem as though I’ve had rose-colored glasses forcefully taped to my head, but I know
there are some women that are bad (Tomi Lahren) and some women that seem to hate other women (Ann Coulter). However, this new attitude is more of an everyday effort than a hard and fast rule. The concept of women hating other women is nothing new. Women have been pitted against each other and conditioned by society to feel competitive with other women. Growing up in this society, it is impossible to survive without a smattering of internalized misogyny — which can manifest in women being more critical of other women and feeling competitive. Being a feminist is more than believing in equality and voting for women; it is about striving every day to lift other women up and understanding that, although it affects us to different degrees, we are all forced to operate in a sexist and racist society. So I hope after you read this, you can go say something nice to some girl in your class. Or do the dishes for your roommate. Or even just smile at that girl who ignored you at a party that one time. Men tear women down enough and it is time we lift each other back up. Willow Hubsher is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She can be reached at email@example.com. This is Not a Sex Column appears alternate Tuesdays this semester.
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Online Courses Turn Profs From ‘Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side’ MOOCs goes above and beyond educating students. Prof. Marianne E. Krasny, Sun Contributor natural resources, believes that MOOCs may very well be the future of educating educators. Her course, which she created “Any person, ... any study”: it is the with help from Keith Tidball, associate phrase heard resounding across the Arts director of the same department, is Quad as a backwards-walking tour guide directed towards future environmental shouts to a shuffling clump of wide-eyed educators. Titled “Reclaiming Broken high school students about Cornell’s hisPlaces: Introduction to Civic Ecology,” tory of inclusiveness. For Cornellians, Krasny’s MOOC is unique in that it the phrase is cliched, but beloved — combines the disciplines of psychology, seen running across the front of every political science, ecology and sociology brochure, every banner and every statue with an emphasis on education and outacross campus. Ezra Cornell was proreach. Although it differs in many gressive for his time and aimed to prorespects from both the MOOC on mote his institution’s role as a nondissharks and the MOOC about engineercriminatory place of learning that is ing simulation in that there is no directly open to any student, regardless of race, applied “hard science,” it aims to get ethnicity or gender. people engaged in environmental Unbeknownst to Ezra Cornell, the improvements and help educators comage of the computer would take this municate the importance of environinclusiveness to another level. mental issues to those who may not have Geographical location is no longer a baraccess to learning about them otherwise. rier to a Cornell education. With the Additionally, Krasny said that one of the onset of online learning at the start of greatest outcomes of her MOOC was the millenium, it soon became possible the dissemination of information for anyone with access to a computer around the and the internet world. to participate in “MOOCs higher educaallow particition, whether by pants to share getting a degree different from an online approaches to university, or environmental simply watching issues through filmed lectures social media or other inforand discussion mational videos. boards,” she A few years said. “On the later, many large continuum of universities, disseminating including knowledge Cornell, began and creating to offer online knowledge, it courses. These falls someonline programs, where in known as between.” “MOOCs” or So what is Massive Open COURTESY OF WWW.EDX.COM the future of Online Courses, the MOOC? revolutionized Interface l Cornell's MOOC on sharks is accessible for free through the edX online education website. It may not be the world of online learning with the ultimate goal of thropic achievement originally adver- of learning any subject; however, it able fix the problem of inaccessible tised, they are still valuable for numerous applies particularly well to the sciences higher education that plagues our making education more accessible. The first popularized MOOC, reasons — particularly for the future of as the subject often emphasizes applied world, nor is it completely obsolete. learning and requires repetition — both Many professors, when asked whether released by Stanford in 2011, burst onto education in science and technology. Cornell has made 12 MOOCs rang- features that are possible through online Cornell should continue offering them, the education scene and quickly paved felt as though these courses should conthe way for countless other universities ing a variety of subjects. Some of the learning. While this method of learning STEM tinue to be a resource for Cornell and to participate in “MOOC fever.” They most successful have been in the scirange along a broad variety of subjects in ences, notably “Sharks! Global subjects certainly sounds feasible, the non-Cornell students alike. Bemis, for Biology, and prevailing criticism of this form of edu- example, said that “they should stay in both humanities and STEM subjects, Biodiversity, enabling people from countries across Conservation” conducted by Prof. cation is that it leads to a loss of human the mix for a global institution like the globe to take part in the specialized William E. Bemis, ecology and evolu- interaction. Learning from a live person Cornell,” a statement that seems to corknowledge without having to pay for the tionary biology. His four-week-long is commonly accepted as the most effec- respond with the view many people course, which uses a combination of tive way of learning; however, Bhaskaran hold of what Cornell represents: an cost of an undergraduate education. While they looked good on paper, brief informational videos and interac- says the opposite often happens with the institution that serves as a source of they soon received heavy criticism. tive exercises to apply new concepts, introduction of online learning. In his knowledge for the entire world, not just Many critics argued that MOOCs were aims to give participants an introduc- experience, students learn the concepts a select portion. “Cornell should be the land-grant to not as accessible as claimed and were not tion to shark biology and conservation. on their own through active learning an adequate replacement for what is The course has attracted “more than and when they happen upon something the world and offering MOOCs is one considered “traditional learning,” in 25,000 learners to date from more than they don’t understand as well, they come way to achieve that,” Prof. Sarah Davidson Evanega, plant breeding and other words, a general lecture style 180 countries,” according to Bemis and talk to him in his office. “I am able to have more office hours genetics, co-creator of a MOOC entitled course. Participants were failing the has an extremely high completion rate, online classes at a much higher percent- something many MOOCs have failed to than I normally would,” Bhaskaran “The Science and Politics of the GMO,” age than the traditional equivalents, achieve. While the course stands alone explained. “I go from being the sage on said. “The fact that you can make the science accessible to a person despite leading critics to accuse the students of as a way to learn new material, Bemis the stage to the guide by the side.” That being said, this arrangement their location or life constraints is very lacking academic integrity. Additionally, explained that his course, as well as they were often more successful for stu- MOOCs in general, can be very helpful requires that students have in-person satisfying and really fulfills the Cornell dents who were either already in good when it comes to supplementing on- access to a professor, something that is motto, ‘any person, any study.’” academic standing at an undergraduate campus courses. He uses the short, not possible for a large number of the Eleanor Bent can be reached at ekb68@corinstitution, or had already completed informational videos produced for the people who participate in MOOCs. Some believe that the future of nell.edu their undergraduate degree, bringing MOOC on sharks in several of his classBy ELEANOR BENT
into question their claim to accessibility. From the universities’ standpoint, MOOCs were expensive and at times unprofitable given that most of the courses are offered for free. These criticisms along with others were mentioned in a barrage of news articles, including one released by the Harvard Business Review in 2013 by Gianpiero Petriglieri that claimed MOOCs “aren’t digital keys to great classrooms’ doors. At best, they are infomercials for those classrooms. At worst, they are digital postcards from gated communities.” Since 2012, dubbed “The Year of the MOOC” by the New York Times, MOOC production has dwindled a considerable amount, and many universities, Cornell included, have ceased to make new MOOCs altogether. That being said, many professors who had helped make the MOOCS think the age of the MOOC is not necessarily over. While the online courses might not be able to outright replace formal education and are perhaps not the philan-
es as pre-lecture content. This learning style is often referred to as “just-in-time learning” which has students learn and apply concepts on their own the night before they are taught about the topic in class. This technique is thought to help students grasp topics before they attend lecture the next day, therefore reducing the amount of brand-new material that they have to learn in the span of one lecture. Other professors, however, believe that MOOCs can be more than just supplemental. Dr. Rajesh Bhaskaran, mechanical and aerospace engineering, affirmed that MOOCs are well-suited for what is popularly called “active learning,” or learning a concept and immediately being asked to apply that concept, followed by a successive evaluation. According to Bhaskaran, this style of learning is extremely effective for teaching concepts that involve the application of formulas or the use of any mathematical model techniques often used in the sciences. Research has shown this method to be an extremely effective way
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Love in Free Fall: A Review of Bright Half Life BY ANDREA YANG Senior Staff Writer
“Falling in love” is a fascinating expression. In my native language, Chinese, the two most-used equivalents of the phrase compare love to things one could physically fall into, such as a river or a net, but English expression might just be superior because of its ambiguity. Do we fall into love, or are we falling when we’re in love? The Kitchen Theater’s Bright Half Life seems to say it’s both. Written by Tanya Barfield and directed by Sara Lampert Hoover, Bright Half Life is a two-women play that follows the story of Vicky (Shannon Tyo) and Erica (Jennifer Bareilles) through the decades. In a fragmented non-linear narrative, a complex relationship arc slowly comes together as the puzzle pieces fall into place. The two women meet, date, get married, start a family, grow apart and ultimately find their way back to each other again. Vicky and Erica’s story is remarkably ordinary, yet that might be exactly what makes it remarkable. We see them go through an awkward courtship phase, go on a quite disastrous first date, propose marriage at the worst time possible, fight about plans for the future, witness their children’s first steps and watch them grow up and start families of their own. It sounds like something that you might read on Humans of New York: some story of a couple you know from real life or maybe even your own relationship. While I love works like Angels in America, The Normal Heart and Rent, and fully believe that discussion of LGBTQ+ history and politics is ever more relevant today, it is incredibly refreshing to see Barfield take a step back from the politics and just focus on the relationship — the laughter, the tears, the struggles and of course love itself. But to leave out politics completely would be too much of an idealization, perhaps even an impossibility for a same-sex couple in New York City in the 2000s. Erica is an out-and-proud white woman, an activist who attends protests regularly and volunteers at an LGBTQ+ crisis hotline in her spare time. Vicky’s the cautious one with a plan
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Shannon Tyo and Jennifer Bareilles deliver an emotional performance at the Kitchen Theater. for everything, the typical Asian-American girl who cares a lot (too much) about what her family thinks, who dares not to be anything but perfect. If being a same-sex couple is hard, being an interracial same-sex couple is even harder. Erica doesn’t understand why Vicky couldn’t tell her family about them, while Vicky doesn’t see the point in making her sexuality political. The two clash over their differing views on race and privilege and how they factor into sexual identities. I learned from Shannon Tyo that Barfield had originally written Vicky as a black woman, but put in two alternative scenes for whether she was cast as Asian or Latina. While I haven’t seen or read the other two versions, I truly appreciated the effort that went into crafting a nuanced discussion about race. The one major flaw in the script was the non-linear
narrative. The fragmented structure is refreshing and fun for the first fifteen minutes, but as the play went on and the audience becomes more invested in the story emotionally, the structure required too much work to figure out and distracted from the emotional involvement. The dramaturgs did a great job putting up a timeline display in the lobby, but I wonder how much more time I would’ve spent on piecing together the narrative if I hadn’t read the timeline beforehand. However, the production dealt with this challenge amazingly well. Tyo and Bareilles not only have great chemistry, but the acting chops for this difficult piece. The set doesn’t give them much other than two chairs and a blue rug in the middle of a wooden platform. Everything from office cubicle to a Ferris wheel ride had to be acted out. They transitioned seamlessly between stages of the relationship whenever time skips in the script, often only aided by a shift in lighting. But most importantly, they brilliantly depicted the layered and sometimes conflicting emotions in this love story that spans decades. The penultimate scene, which echoes an earlier scene that takes place when couple first met, is arguably the most emotionally rich and difficult one in the whole play. It would’ve been incredibly easy to go overboard and overdramatize, and given the plot development (which I won’t spoil) it seemed like the obvious choice, yet the Tyo and Bareilles’ controlled and restrained delivery of the scene made it more affecting and realistic than I had expected. “Take me to all the places you want to go,” Erica says to Vicky early on, and fulfills her promise when she goes skydiving with her despite being afraid of heights. The scene in which they hold onto each other by the plane’s open door right before jumping out is a recurring image throughout the play. Are they glad they took the leap? I’m inclined to believe so. They fall in love, fall out of love and fall back to each other. But in falling, they catch each other, too. Andrea Yang is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Wrinkle in Time Leaves Audiences With Frown Lines BY GRANT MULLER Sun Contributor
When my third grade teacher read A Wrinkle in Time to the class, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. In my local theater, the cinematic rendition of Madeleine L’Engle’s book failed to evoke the same emotional response: there was not a single tear shed, but rather the occasional yawn. The first act follows the typical coming of age narrative that we’ve all seen hundreds of times, even featuring the classic bully scene where the mean girls gang up to taunt the protagonist in the school hallway. The head mean girl, Rowan Blanchard from Girl Meets World, just so happens to live next door to the protagonist and spends the majority of her screen time scowling from her bedroom window. The story was written before the various tropes such as this one even existed, but when adapted to the screen, seems like a poorly executed rip-off of other movie franchises like Divergent and The Hunger Games. Ever since Meg’s (Storm Reid) scientist father went missing, she and her family have been left in shambles. Her brother (Deric McCabe), who is annoyingly referred to as Charles Wallace throughout the entire movie, is a brilliant but bizarre child. We are quickly introduced to three women who seek to guide Meg, her brother and her crush on a quest to find her father. Mrs. Whatsit is played by Reese Witherspoon, who overdoes the role at times, while Mrs.
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Who is played by Mindy Kaling, who seems to be trying to steal every scene. Perhaps the greatest waste of talent is Mrs. Which, played by Oprah, who does her best with the lines she is given but can’t salvage the overexplanatory dialogue. The group “tessers” around the universe, folding space and time to get around instantly. The only relevant part of the quest is a refreshingly chuckle-worthy scene with Zach Galifianakis. Before that, the group frolics through flowers and flies atop an oddly animated, vegetable-looking Reese Witherspoon, which is all just an unnecessary sequence to establish the antagonist. The film features various landscapes that once would’ve seemed vibrant and exciting but are now dull rip-offs of set pieces from movies like Maleficent. Screenwriter Jennifer Lee of Frozen opts to have Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which explain everything as they go. Whenever there is a message that the creators want the audience to understand, it is repeated numerous times and overexplained to the point where even the youngest of children will be ready to move on. When the trio isn’t narrating, the father (Chris Pine) is explaining the science behind tessering in a PowerPoint presentation to a group of scientists. If only the story had been presented more visually and subtly, perhaps the themes would have had greater emotional resonance. One saving grace was the featured music, with songs like Kehlani’s “Let Me Live” and Sia’s “Magic” bringing life to otherwise bor-
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Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which in A Wrinle in Time. ing scenes. There were also some impressive anchored by an African American female action sequences, such as when Meg clever- lead. This representation is a step in the right ly hides in a tree trunk to get thrown over a direction and functions to empower a young wall by a tornado. However, following every generation of kids who often can’t find charaction scene is a sequence where the charac- acters like them on the screen. ters are in a perfectly manicured neighborWhile this movie succeeds in portraying hood with people who seem hypnotized, a its empowering themes, it fails to truly capclip reminiscent of Get Out. ture the magic of L’Engle’s story. There are The child actors are not the same caliber remnants of a great movie here, with a talas recent movies like It, with Reid sometimes ented cast and production group, but the failing at anchoring the movie and McCabe pieces simply did not come together. often overplaying his roles and not adequately portraying his emotions. However, the Grant Muller is a freshman in the College of diversity of the cast is refreshing, with this Agriculture and Life Sciences. He can be reahed at being one of the first fantasy movies to be email@example.com
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(left, center and right) discusses some hard-hitting questions with staff writer Kevin Lindsey.
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Q U E S T I O N S
ALEX RAUTER MEN’S HOCKEY
Staff writer Kevin Linsey sat down with Cornell men’s hockey senior forward and captain Alex Rauter to talk about everything from Madison Square Garden to Terrace burritos. This transcript has been lightly edited for content and clarity. 1. What was the major factor in your decision to come to Cornell? First and foremost, the tradition stood out to me. Being from New Jersey, Cornell is pretty close, too. The coaching staff invited me to come here to see a game and the place was rocking. After that, Cornell was hard to turn down. 2. Do you have any pregame rituals, either on an individual level or as a team? Once all the sticks are taped and the equipment is ready, the team kicks a soccer ball around to warm up. On a personal level, I always put my gear on in the exact same order before the game, and even for each item, left before right. 3. How does it feel to play at Lynah Rink in front of the Lynah Faithful? The sheer noise stands out; when we score, it feels like there are five thousand people on top of you cheering, and it’s an incredible feeling. When the crowd, fans and band are really into it, we feed off the energy in the building. 4. What is your favorite hockey movie? I think I’d have to give it to Young Blood, it’s an old one but it’s great. 5. Do you model your game after any current NHL players? I really like Sidney Crosby and John Tavares’ game, they are hardworking guys. They kill penalties, score goals and are great leaders. I admire their ability to play a complete game of hockey. 6.
scored a penalty shot at Madison Square Garden in a 3-1 defeat of New Hampshire, becoming the first Cornellian to score on a penalty shot since Joe Nieuwendyk ’86. What was it like to achieve that at such a historic arena? I honestly did not even know about Nieuwendyk being the last player to score on a penalty shot until Coach [Mike] Schafer [’86] told me after the game. It is really special for the team because it was a pivotal moment in the game, and for me because my mom was in the stands to see it. MSG is an incredible rink and to score on a penalty shot there was awesome. 7. Who is the funniest player on the team? We have a pretty funny group, but if I had to choose a few … It’s a tie, between Austin McGrath and Connor Murphy. 8. What is your go-to Netflix show? I was a huge fan of House of Cards, and I also love to rewatch That 70’s Show. 9. Unlike most college hockey players who specialize in one position, be it forward, defenseman, or goaltender, you have lined up primarily as a forward but also as a defenseman. What is it like to line up against some of the ECAC’s best forwards on the defensive side? Honestly I think it helps my game as a whole, whether playing forward or defense. When you get to play both, you see players’ tendencies and can identify what you can add to your game on either side of the puck. A lot of it comes down to our team mentality; everyone wants to do what they can to help the team be successful. 10. What is your favorite food to get on campus? My favorite dining hall is Risley, but if I had to pick one Cornell food item … I’d choose the Terrace burrito. Kevin Linsey can be reached at email@example.com.
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Winning ways | Mike Schafer ’86 was honored as the ECAC’s top coach after leading Cornell to its best record since 2002-03.
Schafer ’86 Named Coach of the Year Red coach wins ECAC honor for 4th time By RAPHY GENDLER Sun Assistant Sports Editor
The winningest coach in Ivy League history added another award to his resume on Monday. In his 23rd season at the helm of the program, head coach Mike Schafer ’86 earned ECAC Hockey’s Tim Taylor Coach of the Year award after guiding his squad to one of the best regular seasons of his tenure. With 437 career wins, Schafer is the winningest coach in program history and has previously won Coach of the Year honors in 2002, 2003 and 2005. The bench boss earned his first unbeaten slate of Ivy League games since 1996, his first year at the helm, to claim his ninth Ivy championship as coach. The Red’s 23-4-2 regular season record is its best under Schafer since the 2002-03 season, when the team advanced to the Frozen Four. Cornell is on its way to its 11th NCAA tournament appearance under Schafer. The former defenseman and captain led the Red to a league title his senior year and immediately took on an assistant coach role with Cornell. After working as an assistant coach at Western Michigan for five years, Schafer returned to his alma mater for the 1995-96 season. In typical Cornell and Schafer fashion, the trademark of this year’s team was defense. Led by the emergence of freshman goaltender Matt Galajda, the Red sports college hockey’s best goals
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per game allowed, at 1.45. Offensively, Cornell scores 3.23 goals per game, 10th-best in the country. With 10 freshmen on the roster, Schafer’s squad has far surpassed expectations this season, dominating the ECAC after being picked to place third in the conference in media and coaches’ preseason polls.
BY THE NUMBERS Coach Mike Schafer ’86 Years Coached
In the USCHO national poll, the Red opened the season at No. 15, but now sits at No. 2 and has been in the top five for 12 straight weeks. Schafer will seek his sixth ECAC championship as his team takes the ice at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid this weekend for the ECAC semifinals. Raphy Gendler can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Winning streak | After starting the season 1-2, the Red picked up its second straight win against the Lions on Saturday.
Laxers Top Columbia By CAITLIN STANTON Sun Staff Writer
Last week, securing a victory required a late effort from the Red in a tough overtime victory. Against Columbia, it was a different story. Coming off a hard-fought overtime win against Colgate last week, Cornell women’s lacrosse (32, 1-1 Ivy) took down Columbia (2-5, 0-2 Ivy) in a 17-5 decision. While last Wednesday saw the Red push past the Raiders in the last 13 seconds of double overtime to secure the win and end their two-game losing streak, Cornell’s victory against Columbia was a completely different story — with the Red definitively ahead after the first 15 minutes of the game. “It was really good, especially to have that first big win in the Ivy League,” said senior captain Taylor Reed. “It was a game where we really felt the energy.” Since 1997, the Lions and the Red have faced off 22 times, and all 22 have chalked up wins for Cornell. This game was the largest win margin for the Red since it beat Binghamton by 14 last April. A recurring theme in previous games was the Red’s difficulty in taking advantage of scoring opportunities and putting up a strong offensive position. However, this match saw Cornell ramping up its effort with a total of 40 attempted shots, nearly 75 percent of which were on goal, compared to Colgate’s 22 attempted shots. “We’ve really been focusing on getting our offense going as well, which is something we’ve been missing in the first couple games,” Reed said. The first half of the game began in a deadlock, with both teams vying for the lead at three goals apiece until the 15th minute. It was then that Cornell started a 10goal streak, bringing the score to 13-3 and running away with the game. Columbia didn’t back down easily and answered with two more goals, but Cornell had the answer and closed the game with four more tallies. Sophomore Caroline Allen led the offensive attack with four goals, followed closely by junior captain Sarah Phillips and senior Joey Coffy, who had three goals each. “Coming off of our two-overtime win against Colgate, the team was really into it and it [brought] the energy. We started vibing at practice,” Reed said. “[The Columbia game] really showed that we’re definitely a good force and we figured out how to play
together and put the goals in the back of the net.” Cornell travels to Sparks, Maryland on March 17 for a noon contest against the University of Massachusetts. Caitlin Stanton can be reached at email@example.com.
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The Red heads to Cleveland later this week to participate in the NCAA Championship. Freshman standout Ben Darmstadt, above, leads the way for Cornell as the No. 2 ranked wrestler in his weight class (197).
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‘This season was definitely one to remember’
Icers Close Out Successful 2017-18 Campaign By SMITA NALLURI Sun Staff Writer
For Cornell women’s hockey, the 2017-2018 season was one that saw the team consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally — rounding out the season at No. 6. Though the end to the season was not what was wanted, head coach Doug Derraugh’s ’91 squad demonstrated resiliency and determination to finish with a 21-9-3 overall record and a 15-5-2 conference record. “Although it was a heartbreaker, our last game against Colgate [in the ECAC semifinals] was a very memorable game,” said sophomore captain Kristin O’Neill. “Coming back from a three-goal deficit was something I will always remember.” Aside from its impressive record, the Red also earned five top-10 wins over the course of the season, beating St. Lawrence twice and earning victories over Providence and Colgate. Heading into the postseason, Cornell also held the nation’s longest unbeaten streak at eight games. Although Princeton forced a third game in the ECAC quarterfinals, the Red showcased its poise and perseverance to handily defeat the Tigers to advance to the semifinals for the second year in a row. “My favorite performance of the season was probably the series against Princeton,” O’Neill said. “[Game three] showed our character — the determination and
confidence that we showed in this game really repre- of the season. Cornell was also the top team in the nation on the sents us as a team.” O’Neill said she credits much of the success of the penalty kill, with a 92.9% kill rate. Individually, Cornell placed four athletes on ECAC team to the complementary nature of the players. “We have a lot of different strengths that go well All-League teams — O’Neill was named to the first together and each individual brings something differ- team, sophomore defender Jamie Bourbonnais earned ent to our team,” O’Neill said. “The freshmen fit in to second-team honors, senior captain defender Sarah our team as soon as they got to campus at the begin- Knee was placed on the third-team and freshman forning of the year and our coaching staff consistently ward Maddie Mills earned all-rookie accolades. The young squad looks poised to replicate its showed confidence in us as a group, which made it even national prowess again next season as it graduates just more fun to come to the rink.” Though the Red has consistently proven itself a three seniors — Knee, defender and captain Erin force to be reckoned with over the years, each year’s O’Connor and forward Brianna Veerman. “Our senior class made a huge impact on the ice and team is unique in its own way — and this year’s group were phenomenal leaders off of the ice,” Gerace said. is no different. “The group of girls that we had this year was unlike “We were lucky to have three seniors to look up to that any other teams that I had,” said junior goaltender carry themselves with such grace on and off of the ice.” Despite coming up just short of an NCAA tournaMarlene Boissonnault. “Going to the rink every day was by far the highlight of my day. The group that we ment bid, the Red continued to cement its legacy as had was so genuine, appreciative, open-minded, happy, one of the top programs in the country and is hungry and on and on with the qualities. The team quickly for its next opportunity to prove itself. “This season was definitely one to remember,” became family.” “This was a very special season and the team chem- O’Neill said. “Our team’s performance got consistently istry and dynamic was very rare,” said junior forward better as the season went on thanks to the commitPippy Gerace. “Every year the team is always a little dif- ment, grit and character of each and every individual. ferent, but I think I will always remember this group of As sad as were when the season came to an end, we are looking forward for next season.” girls as ‘my team’.” One of the deepest teams in the nation, the Red had each of its skaters tally at least one point over the course Smita Nalluri can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sizzling season | Women’s hockey closed out its 2017-18 season, and though it didn’t end how the team had hoped, there were many success to look back on.
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