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Year xlii. Volume lxxxiii. Issue XXXXII
CALL FOR CHANGE Allegations reviewed in meningitis case, page 3.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University
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ICA exhibit features cultural awareness, page 5.
REMATCH ON ICE
By Robin Ngai Daily Free Press Staff
Catherine Greig, girlfriend of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, appealed for a resentencing on her eight-year prison sentence on Wednesday, claiming that family members of victims should not have been allowed to speak at her sentencing hearing. Greig’s appellate attorney Dana Curhan filed a brief on Wednesday highlighting many problems with the trial court’s decision, including “inflammatory comments” from family members of victims who failed to address “Greig’s background, character, and conduct.” “Greig in no way wishes to minimize the suffering of people who lost loved ones, but where they were not victims of her crimes, the trial court erred in allowing them to participate in the sentencing process,” Curhan wrote. Greig, who fled Boston with Bulger in
Brookline residents and restaurants are divided over whether Brookline will benefit or suffer from a recently passed ban of polystyrene, or Styrofoam containers. The ban passed in a town meeting on Tuesday with 169 town meeting members voting for it and 27 against, forbidding restaurants from using Styrofoam food and beverage containers. “It seemed to me it was the right thing to do,” said Nancy Heller, the town meeting member who proposed the ban. “We are all concerned about our debt crushing our children, but what kind of crushing environmental debt are we leaving our children?” Heller said polystyrene offered negative environmental impacts and could take generations to break down. Polystyrene was
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CFA prof., 83, remembered as piano master
such testimony was inappropriate. “Even disregarding the more inflammatory comments, none of the challenged statements addressed Greig’s background, character, and conduct,” Curhan wrote. “To the extent that the trial court considered such information in determining her sentence, it was an abuse of discretion to do so.” Regarding the two-point firearm enhancement to her charge, Curhan argues that there is no proof that Greig was necessarily aware of the firearms that Bulger kept in his home during his time as a fugitive. “Greig contends that the evidence failed to establish either the requisite state of mind on her part or the fact that Bulger possessed the firearms in furtherance of the conspiracy,” Curhan wrote. Additionally, Curhan states that the en-
College of Fine Arts professor Anthony di Bonaventura inspired a new way of thinking, said Thomas Weaver, one of his students. Di Bonaventura was the best mentor he ever had, Weaver said. “From the first lesson when I came in, he completely transformed the way that I play,” Weaver, a CFA senior, said. “I came in, and I thought I was okay at the piano, and he just completely transformed the way that I think about music, the way that I approach the piano and I think through that, through music, we became close.” Di Bonaventura died on Monday, his 83rd birthday, according to a CFA press release. He was a professor in the School of Music for almost forty years. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Professor di Bonaventura,” said CFA Dean Benjamín Juárez in the release. “A major figure in the music world since his debut as a child prodigy, Tony enriched the School of Music with his passionate commitment to musical excellence and his advocacy of new music.” A highly acclaimed musician, di Bonaventura was also director of the Brandywine International Piano Institute at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, according to the release. He performed in 27 countries and appeared with major orchestras and conductors across the world, the release stated. “Professor di Bonaventua was a beloved colleague and a great teacher, and an important pianist who made a very large contribution to 20th century music, both new music and the master works for the piano,” said Robert Dodson, director of CFA’s School of Music, in an interview. “He is going to be greatly missed.” The release acknowledged di Bonaventura as “a master teacher of international stature.” He was awarded the Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence, BU’s highest award for excellence in teaching, in May 1992. Di Bonaventura was also given an honorary doctorate from Husson College in May 2002.
Greig, see page 2
CFA Obit, see page 2
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College of Communication senior Erika Salter asks students trivia questions about on-campus safety at the BUPD table in the George Sherman Union Link Wednesday as part of Public Safety Week.
strategies to address safety concerns highlighted by these crimes, especially in the Brookline area. “Anytime something comes up like the robberies that have occurred, we obviously change our strategies and how we’re going to approach those things,” he said. Dan Sullivan, a School of Management senior, said while safety is an important issue on campus, recent incidents make
February of 1995, pleaded guilty in March to identity fraud, conspiracy to harbor a fugitive and conspiracy to commit identity fraud. Curhan argued in the brief filed on Greig’s behalf that the court’s base offense level was set too high, as the conduct of her offense should have been limited solely to harboring a fugitive. “In this case, the record fails to establish that Greig did anything more than harbor a fugitive,” Curhan wrote. “While she was charged with other offenses — namely, identity fraud — those offenses were committed in furtherance of the harboring charge and were in fact part of the conduct supporting that charge.” In fact, Curhan wrote, Greig “did not participate in any of the alleged offenses for which Bulger had become a fugitive.” Curhan also contested the fact that family members of alleged victims were allowed to testify against Grieg, stating that
Brookline ban on Styrofoam containers approved, poses challenge for restaurants By Jasper Craven Daily Free Press Staff
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BUPD’s Safety Week more important than ever. “It’s an important issue every semester, but especially with the recent armed robberies and things going on, it [safety on campus] is definitely on a lot of people’s minds,” he said. “It’s definitely a good time to do this.”
Safety, see page 7
Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig appeals for resentencing By Tyler Lay Daily Free Press Staff
W. hockey to face UNH Friday, page 8.
Students more interested in Safety Week since robberies With multiple high-profile safety incidents occurring on and near Boston University’s Charles River Campus since September, including armed robberies and two bodies found in the Charles River, BU Police Department’s annual Safety Week is receiving more attention than in years past, officials said. “Often times these things [safety issues] happen and everyone is concerned, but once it’s over it fades away for people and it’s not up there in their priority list,” said BUPD Captain Robert Molloy. “We’re hoping we get more people involved.” Molloy said one goal of 2012’s Safety Week is to teach students how to be vigilant while walking around the city. “We have various things including demonstrations and different strategies and ways to prevent yourself from becoming a victim,” he said. In light of the robberies and bodies in the river in September and October, Molloy said, students have been seeking more information on safety. “We encourage people to follow us on the Twitter account because we do crime updates on that,” he said. “We’ve had more followers, and we’ve had more hits on our website. People have been coming in and looking at crime data, so there may be a little more interest going on.” Molloy said BUPD has adjusted their
also added to the U.S. Health Department’s list of carcinogens in June of 2011. “There are options that are biodegradable — people in 500 years wouldn’t find it,” Heller said. Harry Friedman, a town meeting member who voted against the ban, said he did not think the ban would hurt Brookline, but did have some concerns over the measure. “The people from Dunkin’ Donuts have banded around the number of an additional $10,000 in costs to each of their franchisees,” Friedman said. “And that appears to me to be quite a lot for a small business.” Friedman also said he was not sure how the ban would help from a health point of view. Heller said she did not foresee extravagant cost addition to restaurants with the ban.
Styrofoam, see page 2
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College of Fine Arts sophomore Caroline Hoenemeyer peruses job options at the Second Annual CFA Internship Fair Wednesday.
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Dunkin’ Donuts chain takes steps to become CFA senior: Prof. ‘knowledgeable,’ eco-friendly, still allows Styrofoam containers ‘patient’ as chamber music coach Styrofoam: From Page 1
“Dunkin’ Donuts has faced this issue before [in Great Barrington] and it survived with this ban in place,” she said. “Dunkin’ Donuts already produces paper cups that they serve their lattes in.” But Dunkin’ Donuts has not been able to find a feasible alternative to Styrofoam, according to a statement sent from Dunkin’ Donuts spokeswoman Michelle King in an email. “Over the past several years, Dunkin’ Donuts has worked diligently to find an alternative for our polystyrene cup that will be truly better for our guests, our franchisees and the environment,” the statement read. “We have reviewed or tested nearly every type of single-use hot cup on the market, but a viable alternative does
not yet exist.” Jim Solomon, the owner and chef of the first certified green restaurant in Boston, the Fireplace in Brookline, said he disagreed that no Styrofoam alternatives exists. Solomon said he stopped using Styrofoam in his restaurant eight years ago and found a biodegradable alternative. “I became a certified green restaurant because, although [I am] pro-business, I believe in corporate responsibly,” he said. “I feel that it is my duty as a business owner to be a good citizen of the world.” Solomon said since he stopped using Styrofoam, he has reduced waste and cut trash pickups from six days a week to three. He said this and other green measures have cut operational costs at the Fireplace by 20 percent.
Dunkin’ Donuts has taken environmental measures to help the environment, although they have not stopped using Styrofoam, according to the statement. “We have reduced the weight of our polystyrene cup and have offered our franchisees a recyclable mug program,” the statement read. “We will of course comply with the Brookline ordinance, even as we continue our search for a cup that keeps drinks hot, hands cool and is better for the planet.” Solomon said this ban could spur a town-wide green movement. “Brookline has the opportunity to become the first green dining community in the country, which would help the town immensely,” he said.
CFA Obit: From Page 1
He began studying piano at three years old and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with highest honors, the release stated. “We’re very sorry and thinking of his family,” said BU spokesman Colin Riley. Jeremiah Moon, a CFA senior, said di Bonaventura was his chamber music coach during the spring 2011 semester and he was a terrific teacher. “He was very knowledgeable and very patient, but he was inspiring,” he said. “He was very good at teaching others how to hear music.” Moon said while he did not know di Bonaventura extensively, he the professor was a caring and giving man. Weaver said di Bonaventura was always entertaining during lessons while successfully teaching. “I remember in one studio class I was turning pages for another student, and before I got up and sat down he looked at me and said, ‘Hey Tom, are you sure you
know how to read music?’” he said. “This is three years into my degree, so it was just hysterical.” Weaver said di Bonaventura was a magnificent pianist who truly understood music. “He didn’t perform much since I got here, but he did give a recital last year, and it was probably one of the best musical experiences that I’ve heard, the way he commanded the piano and the way you knew he cared about every note,” he said. Weaver said in addition to being an accomplished pianist, di Bonaventura was a teacher who always made time for his students. “He was probably the most caring teacher that I’ve ever met,” Weaver said. “It felt like he always put his students first and that he’d do anything for us and it was just a privilege to know him and I’m going to miss him.” Funeral services will be held Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton Centre. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home in Wellesley Hills.
Attorney: Greig possibly not aware of firearms storage while with Bulger Greig: From Page 1
hancement imposed upon Grieg for obstruction of justice must be omitted. Whereas Greig allegedly misrepresented the truth regarding her ownership of a house and bank account to Pretrial Services in California, Curhan argues that Grieg’s statements were not only irrelevant, but accurate to the best of Grieg’s knowledge.
“Moreover, it is not clear what, if any, effect these alleged misrepresentations had on the investigation, prosecution or sentencing or that they were in any way material,” Curhan wrote. Bulger, whose trial was originally set for this month but has been delayed twice for a date in June of 2013, is on trial for the alleged murder of 19 people.
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It was a Saturday night, and I decided to be a bore and work on a paper that was due a couple of days later. I work best under pressure, so concentrating at that moment seemed impossible. Honestly, how many people can finish their work the weekend before it’s due? Not many. I mean, you have to be mentally prepared to dive right into an assignment. You have to find out the name of that song that’s been playing in your head before you start. RHEA Otherwise, it’s goOOMMEN ing to get in the way of your concentration. If you’re hungry, you better get something to eat or the next few hours will be downright miserable, especially if you’re in the library or a quiet study room. Then there are those frustrating moments when you feel absolutely restless, and you can’t stop thinking about a series of events. You feel the need to go out and use all five senses — not sit at a desk. Everyone conquers those moments differently. They take five-minute breaks, do yoga, breathe deeply or just leave the work for the next day. On Saturday, I was distracted by Jake Bugg. I listened to his entire album before finally settling down to write my paper. Eventually, I got into the zone and became completely engrossed in the topic on which I was writing — courtly love in the Middle Ages. However, 20 minutes into the process, with only about half the introduction done, my mind started to wander — not too far away from the theme of my paper, though, as I wondered whether courtly love relationships in medieval literature were any better than modern-day relationships in films. I mean, rom com romances seem to end as soon as they start. Unable to focus on my paper, I decided to take a five-minute break. I logged onto my Facebook, and weird enough on my home page there was a BU meme that said, “I have an addictive personality, I wish it would help me become addicted to studying.” Yes, from time to time I wish I was addicted to studying. Then again, writing a paper is not studying at all. It involves racking the brain, being creative and somewhat systematic, but it doesn’t involve memorizing and formulating like one does when studying math. We are capable of doing all of these tasks — writing papers, doing math. It’s the outside influences that dishearten us. Some are obvious: sudden dinner plans your floor mates make or a new episode of your favorite TV show being aired at that moment. But there are also psychological ones, like the feelings of restlessness I mentioned before, the feeling that you just can’t bring yourself to do a task. This all brings to me my final point. Procrastination. I hate that word. It suggests that I’m trying to avoid a task. But, it’s not like I’m always trying to avoid a task. Sometimes, I literally cannot bring myself to do a task. So, let us abandon the word “procrastinator” and recognize that there are many reasons, some psychological, why one postpones a task. Rhea Oommen is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences and a weekly columnist for The Daily Free Press. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Meningitis hearing raises questions on oversight Allston preserves culture in which Massachusetts lawmakers called for improved oversight for the Framold meets new ingham Pharmacy linked to a recent By Rachel Riley Daily Free Press Staff
nationwide meningitis outbreak at a Statehouse hearing Wednesday, as officials highlighted the failure of pharmacy board members to bring previous violations to light. State health officials initiated an investigation with the Food and Drug Administration on the New England Compounding Company in September after the report of six fungal meningitis infections in Tennessee, according to an issue brief distributed at a news conference on Wednesday. Since then, the outbreak has affected 461 patients in 19 states and caused a total of 32 deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control. “We want to understand how these instances occurred, and what immediate and long-term remedies we should put in place to secure the health and safety of our citizens,” said Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, of Jamaica Plain, chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health, during the hearing. Wednesday’s hearing was a joint effort between the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, the House Committee on Public Health and the House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. In response to the crisis, the state has permanently revoked the licenses
By John Ambrosio Daily Free Press Staff
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Dr. Madeleine Bionodolilo, director of the Massachusetts Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, and Dr. Judy Ann Bigby, secretary to the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, speak about the alleged violations of pharmacy regulations at the public hearing Wednesday.
of NECC and its counterparts Ameridose and Alaunus pharmaceuticals, which share the same ownership. “This is one of the greatest healthcare tragedies in my memory,” said JudyAnn Bigby, secretary for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. “These events have uncovered unacceptable breaches on the part of individuals, gaps in regulatory processes and above all a need for immediate and lasting solutions.” Bigby said the New England Compounding Center was found
guilty of several violations upon investigation of the outbreaks. “NECC knowingly disregarded sterility tests, incurred medicine in unsanitary conditions and violated their pharmacy license,” she said. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy has also responded with tighter regulation. “On Nov. 1, the board approved a series of emergency regulations and enhanced monitoring to bring greater scrutiny to this industry,” Bigby said.
Meningitis, see page 4
SEC aims for smooth elections, despite website glitch By Margaret Waterman Daily Free Press Staff
The Student Election Commission at Boston University is working hard to ensure election week runs smoothly, despite a technology problem with voting on the ballot website, said SEC co-chair Tess McNamara. McNamara, a School of Education sophomore, said voting should have gone live Monday, Nov. 14, on the BU Student Link, but because of a technology malfunction is only available on a separate website. Voting will continue through Monday, Nov. 19. “That was an issue because we had materials printed [with the Student Link voting directions], and because we were told one thing and something else happened,” said Jack Goldberg, the campaign manager for BetterBU, the only slate running for election. Goldberg, a College of Communication senior, said the SEC is trying to fix the situation, but that reversing a problem of this nature can be difficult.
“We really appreciate all the work they’re putting in,” Goldberg said. Goldberg said BetterBU has been canvassing and posting voting information on chalkboards in various academic buildings in hopes of increasing voter turnout. Students might have less incentive to vote since there is only one slate running, he said. “No one else is running and that depresses us more than anyone,” he said. “We want to have an opponent — that’s the truth.” The slate hopes to increase student interest in elections and to give SG elections a good name, Goldberg said. Naomi Anderson, a College of Arts and Sciences freshman, said she does not know the election cycle is underway. “I guess ideally they [elections] would be bigger and people would know about it,” Anderson said. Anderson said she was involved with student government in high school, but is not interested in it at BU.
“There are other things that there are higher priorities to me right now,” she said. Megan Wade, a CAS senior, said she only knew about the elections because her resident assistant is running for executive vice president. She said although she does not know much about SG, she knows more than the average BU student. “I don’t think there’s enough information about the differences between the organizations that are running, so you don’t really know what their platforms are or anything like that,” she said. Wade said she has worked with CAS Student Government, but not with the university-wide SG. “I’ve dealt with the CAS Student Government ... when we need to petition for money, but other than that I don’t really have much interaction with Student Government,” she said. Ben Marcus, a CAS sophomore, said he will probably not vote in the election because he knows nothing
SG, see page 4
With an eclectic mix of ages and ethnicities, the neighborhood of Allston is rapidly getting younger and more crowded, pushing out some of the older relics of the neighborhood. Allston has grown by 14 percent since the 2000 census, and 60.4 percent of the population is now aged 20 to 34. “It went from more established families to students and, now that it’s got the largest population of students in the city, they’re being pushed out of the neighborhood because you’ve got 20-somethings who are deciding to stay,” said William Leonard, an associate professor of history at Emmanuel College. Leonard said the growth of youth in Allston began when Boston University and Boston College began expanding in the 1980s. “The neighborhood has changed a lot and will continue to change in part because it’s well situated,” he said. “It’s part of Boston, it’s near Cambridge and Brookline and it’s a great location. And so, particularly for kids out of college who can afford to live there, [they] will stay there after they graduate.” But the growth of the young, college-aged population might herald the beginning of the end for many of the local businesses that make Allston so colorful. “The mom-and-pop drugstores have moved on — that’s similar to lots of other neighborhoods in Boston as well,” Leonard said. “There’s not a lot of the old businesses left. They sort of moved out when their owners either moved out or died.” Despite this, business owners said they feel secure in Allston. “Bigger businesses come and go,” said Chris Silvera, the owner of Cheap Chic. “They might come here because market research or whatever tells them that Allston is a good place to open a store, but once they find that it’s not a good fit, they move on.” Silvera said that while the demographics may have skewed toward a slightly younger population, local businesses simply alter their strategies to cater to these changes. “Businesses here live for August to October, when most students are buying things they need for their apartments,” Silvera said. “It’s a
Allston, see page 4
Allston’s alcohol vendors take control of potential underage drinking By Abraham Kalaoun Daily Free Press Staff
Although Allston-Brighton’s characteristically young demographic naturally yields a potential for underage drinking, local alcohol vendors, who have programs open to them for help in preventing alcohol violations, said they have only dealt with such patrons minimally. Representatives from liquor stores and bars in the area said they have encountered problems such underage purchasers and fake IDs, but they actively seek to prevent resulting violations. Marc Kadish, the owner of Sunset Grill and Tap, said he has had one or two incidents in the past. “If you lay down the volume of customers, we probably have just a few who slip through the cracks,”
Kadish said. “I don’t know how many 18 to 20 year olds live in a fivemile radius of us. It’s a battle we fight every day.” Wonder Bar, a popular Allston bar and nightclub, also has been able to avoid issues of underage sales, said business manager Simon Smith. “[Underage sales violations are] not a problem for us, because we’re very strict about IDs,” Smith said. “We can’t remember the last time we had an incident. Overall, my understanding is Allston bars are pretty good about checking IDs.” Kadish said Allston-Brighton is not the best place for minors to go in search of alcohol because of the nature of its demographics. “If I was underage, I don’t know
Liquor, see page 7
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Selling alcohol to minors in the Allston-Brighton area is not a prevalant problem, mostly in part because of preventative programs administered by local substance abuse prevention organizations.
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Immigrant-owned stores keep Some students unsure of SEC voting process online presence in Allston, rep. says Allston: From Page 3
short window, but it’s like Christmas for us. The rest of the year we’re just in the doldrums, and we’re selling much less volume to mostly immigrant families.” Immigrant-owned businesses too have remained surprisingly viable, despite a drop in the number of immigrants in the community, said Brazilian Immigration Center representative Graselda Tomaino. “Immigrants do pretty well,” he said. “Despite challenges, they find a way to make a living here.” Some other ethnic business owners said the diversity of schools in the area help business. “We get mostly Asian customers, but many of them are young customers who want to learn about Korean culture and come in to try the food and drinks of their culture,” said Jennifer Lee, owner of local Korean restaurant Myung Dong.
Local residents said they appreciate Allston’s low costs and do not mind its rowdy, youthful vibe. “They’re [students are] kind of noisy, but it hasn’t been that long since I was that young too, so I kind of understand that,” said Wilbert Odestin, 43, a Haitian immigrant who has lived in Allston for one year. Kyle Lankton, a third-semester Berklee College student, said he enjoys the insulated life in Allston. “It’s cheap. We don’t have to go into the city for everything,” he said. “There’s also a night scene and show and stuff that you can go to, which is really good.” Ed Heraty, 72, said he has lived in Allston his whole life and does not mind the young population. “I go to bed early so I’m never really bothered by students,” he said. “I’ve never had to complain about them being loud.”
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SG: From Page 3
about SG. “I don’t know any of the candidates,” he said. Marcus said he does not think what SG does on campus is noticeable. If the slates running publicized the election more, it might give him incentive to vote, he said. Abby Klinedinst, a CAS freshman, said she heard about the elections on the BU Class of 2016 Face-
book page. “I feel like they could put up flyers or something simple like that because the Facebook thing was the only thing I had seen,” Klinedinst said. She said more people would be inclined to vote if the slate were more well-known around campus. “[More people might vote] if they knew more about what the candidates stood for or who the candidates were,” she said. “I don’t even know
who they [the candidates] are.” McNamara said she and the rest of the SEC have planned promotions to increase voter turnout and student interest, including a voting party in the George Sherman Union. “We have voting booths made, so we’re going to have computers and iPads in the voting booths,” she said. McNamara said the SEC aims to encourage students who might not be as involved in SG to come out and vote.
Non-disciplinary action ‘gravely concerning’, official says Meningitis: From Page 3
In her testimonial, Madeleine Biondolillo, director of the state’s Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, reported a history of allegations against the NECC beginning only a year after the compounding pharmacy was first granted its license in 1998. In 2002, patients were hospitalized with symptoms similar to those of meningitis after receiving steroid injections that allegedly contaminated Methylprednisolone, the same chemical that is said to be the source of the meningitis outbreaks, Biondolillo said in her statement. In 2004, after several more complaints, the MBP voted to discipline the NECC. “In September 2004, the Board voted unanimously to sanction NECC with a reprimand, a threeyear probation and a requirement that Barry Cadden obtain additional training in sterile compounding,” Biondolillo said. “NECC objected to these sanctions, but the Board reaffirmed this approach through an additional
unanimous vote on Nov. 23, 2004.” In 2006, the MBP made a different non-disciplinary agreement with the NECC, this time requiring only a one-year probation and inspection by the outside corporation Pharmaceuticals Systems Inc., which the NECC passed soon after, Biondolillo said. Bigby said investigators still do not have specific answers as to why the agreement was changed from 2004 plans. Biondolillo, too, said the reasons for the switch from disciplinary action to non-disciplinary action are still unknown, which is “gravely concerning.” “Our investigation has revealed that in late April 2006, some board pharmacy and health professional licensure staff, including the Board’s executive director and legal counseling, learned that PSI executives were convicted of federal crimes related to defrauding the FDA and selling unapproved sterilization equipment,” Biondolillo said. Biondolillo said there was no evidence that either the executive director or attorney of the board filled
Board members in with this information. Biondolillo added that in 2012, some of the same MBP staff members who did not inform the board about the PSI issues also received a report from the Colorado Board of Pharmacy documenting NECC’s violations of its Colorado and Massachusetts licenses. The Colorado Board of Pharmacy also issued a cease and desist order in 2011 to stop NECC’s unlawful drug distribution, and in July contacted BOR about NECC’s order violation. “However, after receiving the July report and the cease and desist order, both the executive director and legal counsel failed to order an investigation, inform the Board of the complaint or take any other action on the Colorado complaint,” she said. That such communication would be ignored by a pharmacy with significant compliance issues “absolutely should have raise all kind of red flags,” Biondolillo said. The next hearing on the issue will take place on Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. in the State House.
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This Will Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s An exhibition at the ICA
hen Helen Molesworth, chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, examined the contemporary art world, she found that the 1980s remained vastly overlooked. “Why is our memory of the ‘80s kind of a cringe of embarrassment?” Molesworth said. Pop culture depicts the ‘80s as a collection of fleeting fads, bad pop, hair perms, the Rubik’s Cube, hair metal and neon everything. But at a closer glance, the ‘80s were a transformative, tumultuous decade. Women began carving out a more solid place next to men not only in the workplace, but in the world of art as well. Mass media publicized the private sphere and strengthened the desire for social justice and democracy that had emerged in the heady 1970s social movements. The AIDS crisis at the end of the decade ignited feelings of loss and longing. Molesworth sought to capture all this in the unprecedented four-part 1980s exhibition that opens at the ICA today. The exhibit itself — broken down as “Gender Trouble,” “The End is Near,” “Democracy” and “Desire and Longing,” — is unexpectedly relevant. And though Molesworth nailed it, she said the exhibit is merely a first shot at what an ‘80s show might be. “This is the ‘80s,” she said. “It’s my ‘80s. It’s a lot of people’s ‘80s.” The exhibition covers 1979 through 1992 and includes work by David Hammons, Hans Haacke, Cady Noland and Guerrilla Girls. This Will Have Been captures the very recent history and perhaps the last especially memorable decade perfectly because not only is it full of tangible studio art, but it also contains videos and sound clips. Molesworth said that a 1980s art exhibit would fail to capture the first ever truly mediated decade if it didn’t include these elements. A 10-minute edit of Charlie Ahearn’s “Wild Style” plays at the entrance of the first room, “Gender Trouble.” In the same section,
Jeff Wall’s “Picture for Women” accurately portrays the intensity of changing gender roles. A woman gazes into a mirror, appearing wistfully alienated, as the photographer stands behind her, meeting her eyes in the mirror, as he too is photographed, as if he understands how women feel as constant objects of attention. In the same section, the American cowboy, a classic portrayal of man, is ridiculed and shows the 1980s rejection of old definitions of masculinity. “The End is Near” grasps the apocalyptic tone of the ‘80s. Modernism was at the end of its road. Traditional conservatism was dead to the art world despite President Ronald Reagan’s threat to bring it back. By then, concepts from the 1960s were hackneyed, too. In a five-minute video, Christian Marclay plays Jimi Hendrix’s version of the “Star Spangled Banner” from Woodstock on a turntable, simplifying and mocking the long, narcissistic guitar solos. Punk’s brevity at the time sought to do the same. The perfectly vain Jeff Koons “Rabbit” sculpture stands in the center of the “Desire and Longing” part of the show. Viewers themselves are reflected off the stainless steel, and they get to have their own personal moment of self-desire — a concept the ‘80s grappled with. AIDS wallpaper is featured on another wall. “It’s doing what AIDS was — a constant backdrop against which everything happened,” Molesworth said. Molesworth’s exhibition is a bold and well-composed, setting a high standard for period exhibits to come. The first of its kind, it is an eye-opening depiction of the 1980s art world as progressive, inspiring and heartwrenching. This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics is on display at the ICA from Thursday Nov. 15 to March 3.
Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery and Donald Moffett A stainless steel sculpture titled “Rabbit” by Jeff Koons is on display in the “Desire and Longing” section of the exhibit.
Van Etten charms the Paradise Sydney Moyer
Photo credit Sydney Moyer/ DFP Staff Sharon Van Etten performed at Paradise Rock Club Sunday night on her tour for her latest album, Tramp.
rooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten brought her melancholic folk-rock to the Paradise on Sunday night on the last leg of her tour for her latest album, Tramp. Van Etten seemed confident and cohesive with her band as a unit. Among her three albums, released over the past four years, Tramp seems the most muscular and mature. The band warmed up to the crowd quickly as well. Van Etten commented about halfway through the set that the crowd’s vibe was “exactly what we need right now.” She then said she was justified in saying the word “vibe” because “someone gave me crystals in Vermont yesterday,” an anecdote that was met with much laughter from the audience. Van Etten kept up a rapport with the crowd throughout the show as she methodically went through songs like the powerfully hypnotizing single “Serpents,” and folky wanderlust ballad “Save Yourself,” before closing with the famously covered 2010 single “Love More”. Van Etten even performed a stirring rendition of old tune “Tornado” after calling out to the crowd, “This one’s an oldie ... s--t, what was the girl’s name who wrote me on Facebook? Lauren? This one’s for you, Lauren.” The musician seemed genuinely grateful
to her fans and maintained the friendly banter with the crowd throughout the night. There are times stage banter seems contrived and generally annoying, but Van Etten seemed to invite the crowd into her living room, regaling the Paradise with tales of ex-boyfriends and road stories between ballads. While these ballads sounded full and multi-faceted with the band, Van Etten’s talent shone through most poignantly when the band left her to take the stage solo. Most notably, she performed an as-yet-unrecorded tune with the ferocity of Patti Smith and the emotive release of Joni Mitchell. As female singer-songwriters go, Van Etten is definitely one of the most sophisticated in the game today, and it was clear from her rendition of her new song that she has the potential to be one of the greats. She said that she was hoping to get back into the studio sometime early in 2013 and record with her band. I have the highest of hopes for this new album’s foray into greatness, especially after seeing a glimpse of it in Boston. Van Etten is slowly but surely proving herself to be one of the most talented players in indie rock right now, and if Sunday’s show is any indicator, she’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
November 15, 2012
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GWU unranked by U.S. News
George Washington University lost its coveted No. 51 spot on the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” listing Wednesday because the school misreported data about its incoming freshman, according to The Washington Post. The school has been moved to the unranked list of colleges and will remain there until fall 2013, according to The Washington Post. The data in question was the percentage of freshmen that graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. The university initially reported that number as 78 percent. The real number was 58 percent. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that a university has reported false information to U.S. News. Earlier this year Emory University and Claremont McKenna College admitted to fabricating their numbers, according to The Washington Post. However, the discrepancy was not like GWU’s, and neither school saw a dramatic shift in its rankings. Removing GWU from the ranking makes sense. The statistics GWU originally submitted were inaccurate and should lead to
some sort of repercussion. GWU’s removal might also have been U.S. News’ attempt to save face. There are a number of factors to consider when applying to colleges, but the magazine’s “Best Colleges” list is held up as one of the foremost predictors of what the best school is. Providing inaccurate data on one university might make the entire ranking seem less credible. A number of high school students take rankings seriously. For some, it might even determine where they apply or attend school. Not only is that unethical for universities to inflate their data, but it is unfair to students who are trying to decide where to attend school. Students should be provided with accurate information so they can decide what schools are best for them. Even if accurate data resulted in a lower ranking, universities should report honestly. Misreported data looks worse. Hopefully GWU and other schools realize this is and are encouraged to report accurate data in the future.
I N T E R RO B A N G Petitions to secede from the U.S. have so far been filed on behalf of 23 states, according to The Washington Times. So we here at the ol’ Free Press were wondering why each school would secede from Boston University. • COM students would secede because of the math requirement. • CGS students would secede because of Capstone. • SMG students would secede because can obtain jobs on their own. • CFA students would secede because they can’t smoke in the buildings. • ENG students would secede because the university forces them to interact with others. • BU Athletics would secede because athletes can no longer enroll in MET. • Dean Elmore wouldn’t secede. He would bring everyone together through an ice cream social. • The FreeP would secede because the university schedules classes before 3 p.m.
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Happy Movember ARIELLE EGAN
hen I was in high school, I hated January — or as the boys called it “Manuary.” This was a month characterized by a pact that boys signed, in blood (ew), wherein all hygienic upkeep was banned. No shaving, no changing of socks or underwear, no use of shampoo or soap, and teeth brushing was something that could only happen once a day. This was a school-wide phenomenon and led to divisions in classrooms — the girls on one side grimacing, boys on the other reveling in their “man musk.” While not everyone is familiar with the boarding school lore that is “Manuary,” most college students are aware of No Shave November or more formally “Movember.” While a good portion of college guys are participating in Movember, it seems few are aware of its origins. Movember was birthed in an Australian bar. In 2003 Adam Garone and his brother were having a few beers and discussing ‘70s fashion — how everything seems to make a comeback. By the end of the night they had challenged themselves to bring back the mustache. In Australia, “mo” is slang for mustache, so they renamed the month of November “Movember” and created a few rules. The month must be started clean-shaven, rock a mustache —not a beard or goatee but a mustache, for the 30 days of November. At the end of the month they agreed to come together and have a mustache-themed party with a prize for the best and the worst mustaches. Thirty guys started on to pioneer what would later be a global mustache movement, but the going was rough. Growing a mustache in 2003 (before the ironic hipster mustache movement) garnered a lot of controversy. Garone’s boss wouldn’t let him meet with clients, his girlfriend hated it and parents would shuffle their kids away from him. Yet, when the guys met at the end of the month to celebrate their journey, they still came to the conclusion that this should be an annual event. The problem then became how to legitimize it. Inspired by the women around them and their efforts for breast cancer, the guys turned to men’s health. They discovered prostate cancer to be the male equivalent to breast cancer in terms of the number of men that die from it and are diagnosed with it. Yet, there was nothing for this cause. Garone created the tag line, “Changing the face of men’s health,” and began a cause to link the growing of a mustache with prostate cancer awareness. He began by calling the CEO of the Australian Prostate Cancer Foundation and asking that they meet for coffee. He explained his vision to get men all across Australia to grow mustaches,
raising awareness for the cause and funds for the organization. He explained that he needed a partnership to legitimately do that. He was turned down. Undiscouraged, Garone recruited 450 guys to grow mustaches in 2004. Together they raised $54,000, which they donated in its entirety to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, representing the single largest donation ever received. By 2006 the campaign reached a pivotal point. It had become so large and consumed so much of the founder’s time that they either needed to close it down or figure out a way to fund it. Figuring out a way to fund a fundraising organization build off growing mustaches proved challenging. Not many people were interested in investing, but eventually Foster’s Brewing gave the organization its first ever sponsorship. They took some of the money raised in Australia in order to bring the campaign to Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. By 2010 “Movember” became a global movement, with 450,000 “Mo Bros,” spread across the word and $77 million raised collectively. All this through the clever use of mustaches. “Movember,” funds prostate cancer foundations in 13 countries. They literally fund hundreds, if not thousands, of institutions and researchers around the world. The Mo Bros took their cause farther, looking into the research efforts of the foundations they sponsored. When they looked at these institutions they found a lack of collaboration within the institutions, nationally and globally. This issue is not unique to prostate cancer. This is cancer research the world over. So the Mo Bros decided they needed to redefine the way these institutions operated. They took 10 percent of the funds raised in each country and place it in a global fund to be managed by some of the best prostate cancer researchers in the world. Every year the institutions come together and identify their number one priority and work from there. You can thank the Mo Bros for the wide spread use of prostate cancer screens now implemented in clinics across America. From a female perspective, mustaches alone are kind of gross, especially the halfgrown kind. But midway through Movember, it’s a necessary evil, and it’ll fill out soon. Think of what an awesome cause has become your excuse to indulge in what seems to be a gender-wide fascination with mustaches. Arielle Egan is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences and a Fall 2012 columnist for The Daily Free Press. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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1) that the Colonials lost, 80–73. During the season opener, Armwood led the way with 18 points, five rebounds and one block. If the Terriers keep the ball away from Armwood, they will force younger, less experienced players to take shots. Youngstown State showed that when other Colonial players are forced to take contested shots, they are more likely to miss. While Jones said he would like to see his team have better ball distribution, BU may have to count on junior guard and star of the team D.J. Irving. Irving played 32 of 40 minutes on Mon-
day against Canisius and carried the team. The Chester, Pa., native scored 20 points, grabbed two rebounds, dished out five assists and recorded one steal. “We’ll take what the defense gives us,” Jones said. “We’ve got to get more guys involved offensively.” With the addition of freshman guard Maurice Watson Jr., Irving has been playing at shooting guard much more often than he did during the 2011–12 season. The position change provides him with more scoring opportunities and highlights his speed and versatility on the court. If he can have another good outing, with help from his supporting cast,
the Terriers’ offense will succeed against the Colonial defense. “Both [Irving] and Maurice Watson do a good job of getting in the lane and putting pressure on defenses,” Jones said. Freshman guard John Papale will look to add on to his breakout performance against Canisius on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard scored 17 points in his second collegiate game while contributing three rebounds and an assist in 28 minutes off the bench. Sunday should be another good test for this young BU team as it looks to get its first win of the season in order to start moving in a more positive direction.
McCallum leads Terriers, does not lose set in wins Roundup: From page 8
to the finals of their respective Flights. Craft defeated Nicole Blosser of Harvard, 7–5 6–4, to make the finals. She then lost to Crimson’s Amanda Lin, 6–3 6–3, to come up just short of the title. Laszloffy was playing well, losing just two games in a 6–0 6–2 defeat of Harvard’s Amy He.
She went up against Katya Vasilyev of Boston College in the finals match. After winning the opening set, 7–5, Laszloffy had to retire due to injury. Freshman Lauren Davis also had a good performance for the Terriers. She defeated Alex Kelleher of BC, 7–5 6–3, to advance to the semifinals of the Blue Flight. Davis lost her next match in a rout against Harvard’s All-
Ivy League First Team honoree Hideko Tachibana. She only won three games in the match. However, the Mitchville, Md., native bounced back from the loss with a 6–2 6–1 defeat of three-time Finnish National Open champion Heini Salonen of BC. The BU women’s tennis team will not return to the courts again until Jan. 20, when they host St. John’s University.
BU looks Women’s basketball prepares for contest with Spiders at home to return to winning ways Women’s basketball: From page 8
Women’s hockey: From page 8
“A short time ago we looked like we were in a good position, and all of a sudden we’re apart of the pack. You win a couple games in a row, and all of a sudden you can separate yourself,” Durocher said. “The same can be said for Providence — if they get the win, they move forward. “Before you know it, a 21game season is pretty quick and pretty short when it’s all said and done.” Durocher said Friday’s game will be important in terms of preparing the team for its matchup on Nov. 18 against No. 6 Harvard. “We’ve got to take care of business and do ourselves well by the Hockey East schedule,” Durocher said. “And then start to look ahead to the next game, which not only has local bragging rights, but has national implications as well.”
Throughout their first two games, the Spiders put up a strong offensive attack. They are spreading the ball around and getting contributions across the roster. Four players are averaging double-digit points. “They have very balanced scoring all around,” Greenberg said. “They can all score.” Redshirt senior guard Rachael Bilney is leading the way for the Spiders’ balanced offense. She is averaging 16 points per game this season and her field goal percentage is .481. Bilney has also put up a solid 41.7 percent from behind the arc. Not only has Bilney been putting up some incredible scoring numbers, but she is also averaging 3.5 rebounds per game, which is impressive for a shooting guard. “[Bilney] has a way about her,” Greenberg said. “She not only can take the deep shots, but she gets in there for rebounds. But we’ll still have to prepare like we do every other game.”
Offensive flow is not Richmond’s only strength. The team has also done a great job controlling the inside. Forward Genevieve Okoro has already pulled in 22 rebounds, including 17 on defense. The six-foot junior is also averaging 10.5 points per game, giving her a double-double at this early stage in the season. Sophomore Liz Brown has 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and four steals for the Spiders. At 6-foot-3, the Spiders’ center is likely to be at least two inches taller than any Terrier that will see time during the matchup. The Terriers may have a difficult time taking it to the inside on the Richmond forwards, and Greenberg acknowledged this fact, but said that she did not plan any drastic changes to her game plan. “[Genevieve Okoro and Liz Brown are] both good,” Greenberg said. “Still, we will look for a balanced attack and look to take it to them.”
Liquor store sends employee to fake-ID program to spot youth Liquor: From Page 3
if I’d go drinking in this area,” he said. “I’d go elsewhere where there isn’t such a high concentration of underage kids. In our neighborhood, it’s such a huge issue that we talk about every day and train people for.” But outside of in-business training, a number of initiatives seek to curb underage drinking in the college-dense city of Boston, including 21 Proof Selling Smart, a program three years in the running. Sponsored by the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force, Boston Police Department and the Cambridge Prevention Coalition, the program trains alcohol vendors on how to prevent alcohol violations. Elizabeth Parsons, community coordinator for the ABSATF, said the group has offered the 21 Proof Selling Smart program yearly for the last three years.
“We try to do prevention activities that reach a large number versus targeting individuals,” Parsons said. “Providing training for retailers and bars is one way to reach a large population of people.” Parsons said that there were no recent spikes in alcohol violations in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood that triggered the implementation of the program, but that, according to statistics, it has helped curb the issue. “We’ve only had six or seven retailers and a few bars that have had a handful of violations a year,” she said. “I’d say that shows there’s consistent support to prevent underage drinking.” George Kondylis, owner of Oak Square Liquors, said he and an employee attended the third annual program on Nov. 7. “We were really interested in spotting fake IDs that fool our scanners,” Kondylis said. “They went
over some other stuff like how to spot when someone is intoxicated, which sounds simple, but some people cover it up better than others.” Other alcohol retailers that participated in the program included Chansky Super Market, Dorrs Liquor Mart, Marty’s Big Buys and Reservoir Wines & Spirits. The participants of the program were educated on topics regarding Massachusetts General Laws, valid forms of identification and penalties for selling to underage patrons. Ben Serraillier, a manager at Chansky’s who went to the program for the first time in 2012, said he attended because of the threat imposed by underage drinking on his store. “[Underage sales violations are] a constant problem,” Seraillier said. “It’s a problem for us because our license is on the line. It’s a huge problem that’s also putting the livelihood of our store at risk.”
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Senior captain Mo Moran was second in America East with 4.0 assists per game last season.
BUPD increases patrols to spread safety, captain says Safety: From Page 1
Dejeanne Doublet, a College of Arts and Sciences senior, said it is important for BUPD to remind students exactly who to contact in cases of emergency. “If you’re out in the streets and it’s not necessarily an emergency where you’d call 911 but you do feel threatened, it’s good to know that you can text the BUPD and they’ll respond if you’re on campus,” she said. Doublet, who lives off campus in Allston, said she feels less safe in her neighborhood than she does on campus. “I feel safe on campus, but I do live in Allston, and once I leave campus that’s when things get a little sketchy and I feel a little more unsafe,” she said. “BUPD,
they don’t actually have authority to go into Allston just in case you need them so in those cases you have to contact the Boston police.” Samantha Trachten, a College of Communication senior and an account supervisor through the Public Relations Lab, which helped BUPD organize the week, said she hopes BUPD and students could improve their relationship during Safety Week. “Students were a little frustrated [with safety concerns],” she said. “I hope they come back here and get to know the cops on a more friendly level, get the information.” Margaret Waterman contributed to the reporting of this article.
They may get ahead, they may get behind, but they never get rattled. — BU coach Brian Durocher on PC
BU wrestling opens season with win at Binghamton By Gregory Davis Daily Free Press Staff
The Boston University wrestling team opened its 2012–13 season at the Binghamton Open on Sunday. Redshirt junior Nestor Taffur and sophomore Mitchell Wightman were BU’s top performers. Taffur led all collegiate players in his bracket, winning four matches and advancing to the championship match. The Bound Brook, N.J., native lost the final match to Brian Realbuto of the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club, coming up short in a 7–4 decision. Taffur placed second overall at 157. After losing his second-round matchup, Wightman could only earn a spot in the third-place match, at best. The 165-pound sophomore bounced back from the loss and emerged victorious in three consecutive matches to make the third-place bout. Wightman won the match by medical forfeit and placed third overall at 165. The next best finisher for BU was junior Eric Des Lauriers, who won three matches at 165. He was followed by senior Kyle Czarenecki and junior Nick Tourville, who both won two matches at 174 and 157, respectively. Women’s Tennis The Boston University women’s tennis team concluded its fall season at the Harvard Invitational on Sunday. It had four players finish in the top three in their respective singles Flight, while freshman Kim McCallum brought home a title victory. McCallum won her first match in straight sets, 6–0 6–3, over Hannelore MacDonald of New Jersey Institute of Technology. The Toronto, Ontario, came up with another straight-set victory against Boston College’s Sarah Dalton, 6–4 6–1, to advance to the finals. Her opponent was Harvard freshman Crystal Yen. Yen had a strong season that got off to a quick start with a victory in the D Flight at the Columbia Invitational. She is ranked 34th nationally by TennisRecruiting.net and she has an RPI of 20. The first set of the finals match was a nail-biter. The players went to a tiebreaker and McCallum maintained her composure. She took the tiebreaker 7–5 and thus, the first set. McCallum then won the second set, 6–3, to achieve her title victory. She did not lose a single set in her three matches. Freshman Madison Craft and senior Vivien Laszloffy were the other two BU players to make it
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
BU to host Friars in Hockey East battle By Kira Cole Daily Free Press Staff
Coming off of a three-game winless streak, No. 7 Boston University women’s hockey will meet Providence College at Walter Brown Arena on Friday for a rematch of the 2012 Hockey East Championship Game. The Terriers took the league title during the 2012 season and the at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after then-captain Jenn Wakefield scored the game-winner in double overtime in Hyannis. Junior goaltender Kerrin Sperry held the Friars to a single goal through more than four periods, stopping 31 shots in the dramatic victory. BU entered its last matchup with Providence on a six-game winning streak. This time around, BU is struggling in the three games entering its matchup with the Friars. “There’s been a long wait from last Friday to the following Friday, so I think myself and the team are anxious to get back after and try to play well in all three zones,” said BU coach Brian Durocher. “I’m looking forward to us trying to get ourselves back in the win column and play a good hockey game.” Durocher said BU (7–3–1, 3–2–1 Hockey East) has been in a bit of a slump and the Providence game can be a good opportunity to prove itself within the conference. “We’ve got to make sure that we’re a little harder to play against. We’ve been talking about that in practice. We’ve been demanding a little more in practice,” Durocher said. “Hopefully we’ll
follow suit.” In the last three games, BU has given up 16 goals. Durocher said the entire team needs to improve in each area of the game. “We’ve given up too many goals. We’ve scored as many as we’d like to score,” Durocher said. “Our special teams have been average lately. We were outstanding in penalty kills last year, but we haven’t quite delivered this year. Our power play has been behind expectations.” Durocher said Providence (7– 4–2, 5–1–1 Hockey East) is most known for the size of its players and its consistency throughout each season. “They have some big players who really go to the net well offensively, and they defend in front of their net well,” Durocher said. Durocher said senior forward Nicole Anderson, junior forward Corinne Buie and sophomore forward Haley Frade will be significant factors in the game. “As the game of women’s hockey has evolved, Providence has never fallen off the map,” Durocher said. “There’s some storied programs who’ve had ups and downs. You can look at UNH, Northeastern, Brown, Maine — to some extent — but head coach Bob Deraney has always kept their team on an even keel. “They may get ahead, they may get behind, but they never get rattled, and that’s a compliment to how he prepares them.” Coming into the game with similar records, Durocher said it will take an extra effort from BU to defeat Providence. “It’s going to be a battle of our
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Junior goaltender Kerrin Sperry led the Terriers to a 2-1 win over Providence in the Hockey East Championship last season.
team having a pretty good amount of ability, but do we want to get dirty?” Durocher said. “Do we want to be hard to play against?” Durocher said he wants to re-
turn to the performance that he saw in the beginning of the season, when BU started with a fivegame winning streak.
Women’s hockey, see page 7
Women’s basketball looks for Terriers set to take on George win over Richmond at home Washington in home opener By Andrew Battifarano Daily Free Press Staff
Excitement has been building through the first two games of the season for the Boston University women’s basketball team, as the Terriers opened up the season with a win against heated rival Boston College and a nail-biting loss to No. 17 West Virginia University. The Terriers will look to keep up their momentum when they finish their three-game home stand against the University of Richmond Friday night at Case Gymnasium. Although it is only two games into the season, it is clear the Terriers (1–1) are playing well, owing large thanks to their star seniors. Senior guard Chantell Alford has been the top performer so far, nearly averaging a doubledouble at 23.5 points and eight rebounds per game. Alford knocked down a careerhigh six 3-pointers in her effort against WVU (2–0). Senior point guard Mo Moran is also helping the Terriers
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on the offensive side of the ball. She leads the team with 12 assists and is second in points per game (11.5). Although the two seniors have been dominant, BU coach Kelly Greenberg said she would like to see other players score as well. “I’d like to see others score, but you never know how the games will unfold,” Greenberg said. “[Junior forwards] Rashidat [Agboola] and Whitney [Turner] can have big games. Our first six or seven can all score.” The Terriers have a chance to play their third straight game at home, which is something Greenberg said she enjoys early in the season. “Playing at home is very big,” Greenberg said. “Every year is different though, so anything can happen.” The Spiders (1–1) won their opening game of the season, defeating Longwood University. Most recently, they lost to No. 23 University of Miami in a close game, 69–63.
By Christopher Dela Rosa Daily Free Press Staff
The Boston University men’s basketball team will host George Washington University in its 2012 home opener on Saturday at Case Gymnasium. The Terriers (0–2) are coming off of two difficult losses. The first loss came against Northeastern University on Nov. 9. BU traveled across town to Matthews Arena and played solid basketball throughout the first half. The second half did not go as smoothly, as the Terriers began to lose control. It seemed as if they were going to hold onto their lead, but the Huskies (1–0) beat the Terriers on a last-second 3-pointer. On Monday, BU looked to rebound against Canisius College. The Terriers went to Buffalo, N.Y., and lost a battle with the Golden Griffins (1–0). BU trailed most of the game, but closed the gap to three points with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. The
Men’s basketball, see page 7
Women’s basketball, see page 7
Saturday, Nov. 17
M. Basketball vs. George Washington, 1 p.m. Cross Country @ NCAA Championships Louisville, Ky., All Day
Canisius defense used the energy from the crowd at its home opener and shut down BU’s offense in the final two minutes to pull out the 83–75 victory. As the Terriers approach their matchup with George Washington, they will be focused on holding off the Colonial offense, which has averaged 72.5 points per game so far this season. “[George Washington University is] another tough team. They’re very long and athletic,” said BU coach Joe Jones. “[Similar to] Canisius in that they have a lot of new players, a transfer and some new players that will be in their second game that are probably trying to figure things out … We’ve got to do a better job as a unit.” On defense, BU will have to try and keep the ball away from senior Isiah Armwood. The forward transferred after playing two years at Villanova University. Armwood is coming off a strong performance against Youngstown State University (0–
Sunday, Nov. 18
M. Hockey vs. New Hampshire, 1 p.m. W. Hockey vs. Harvard, 3 p.m. Wrestling @ Keystone Classic Philadelphia, Pa., All Day
Monday, Nov. 19
No Games Scheduled ...thus officially coining the term “RADickeylous,” describing a player who succeeds despite playing for a team of little-leaguers.