The Daily Free Press
Year xliv. Volume lxxxvi. Issue XLIII
DO WERK Science research accelerates economic growth, page 3.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University
Student-run Simmer Magazine finds good eats in Boston, page 5.
SEEING GREEN Softball falls just short to Dartmouth, page 8.
Today: Windy/High 59 Tonight: Showers late/Low 46 Tomorrow: 67/44 Data Courtesy of weather.com
BU’s Push to Start takes all 4 SG executive board seats Walsh announces new open policy for public data access By Adrian Baker Daily Free Press Staff
All four members of Boston University Student Government slate BU’s Push to Start were elected to the SG executive board Wednesday. Due to complaints filed with the Student Elections Commission, TrueBU incurred 450 penalty points during the race, resulting in a loss of one day’s worth of campaigning. The infraction subtracted 83 votes from the campaign, the SEC said. Nearly 3,500 students voted in the election, about 300 more than those who voted in 2013. SG President-elect Richa Kaul said she was pleased with the support her slate received from the student body. “Seeing the vote counts, it’s just hard to imagine that so many people can believe in you, and you don’t know that many people on campus,” said Kaul, a College of Arts and Sciences sophomore. “It’s just absolutely amazing.” Kaul commended TrueBU for their efforts. “The way that they campaigned, the passion [with] which they campaigned and the pure effort they put into it — it was astounding,” she said. TrueBU presidential candidate Alexander Golob said he was proud of his slate despite the loss. “I think that we have done an incredibly strong job at talking about ideas and inspiring people who wouldn’t have voted before,” said Golob, a College of Fine Arts sophomore. TrueBU’s vice president of finance candidate
By Stephanie Pagones Daily Free Press Staff
said Massachusetts’ ban on Zohydro makes the state the first in the nation to ban a drug the FDA declared safe for use. “We have got a lot of questions about it, and in our research in trying to determine what exactly is there any precedent for this, there hasn’t been, so that’s rather unique in this situation,” she said. Gray said the Zogenix lawsuit could find Patrick’s ban to be unjustified, based on the rights given to states in the constitution. “States can make laws regarding whatever they want as long they stay within the boundaries of the constitution,” she said. “The question is going to be first whether it runs afoul of the constitution and it likely does. I think what the federal judge is going to find is that it does run afoul of the constitution and there is a less restrictive measure that can be taken to further the goal of preventing prescription
In an effort to increase transparency in the city’s government, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order Monday to make city data, such as health inspections and crime statistics, open to the public through websites and smartphone applications. The new Open Data Policy requires certain data be made public, while ensuring the government has the ability to exercise discretion and ensure that no private information be released. Walsh’s executive order said the new policy will enhance “public participating” and “effective government” in the City of Boston. “There is a tremendous amount of value in open data,” said Justin Holmes, Walsh’s interim chief information officer. “Boston is among many cities looking to make their data open and available to the public. Part of our overall effort is to make government service more accessible and more accountable.” The city currently has 341 datasets that are open to the public, as well as a smartphone application, called Citizens Connect, which allows anyone in Boston to file reports or make complaints, Holmes said. “Since Citizens Connect began, we’ve been very open and proactive,” he said. “Citizens Connect and the Open Data Policy are two separate tracks, but what we will be doing soon is sharing more data through the Citizens Connect, which is in parallel to the mayor’s commitment to transparency and openness.” Confident and classified information, such as education records and health records, will remain protected through the Protected Data Policy, giving the Chief Information Officer the power to regulate the privatization of these files. Walsh is not the only Boston politician to express a need for city data to be publicized. City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu proposed an “open data ordinance” Monday morning, which she deemed a necessity during her campaign in what she called “Wu’s 50 Ideas for Boston Families,” a Monday press release said. “Government today should center on making data-driven decisions and inviting in the public to collaborate around new ideas and solutions,” Wu said in the release. “In addition to promoting open government, making information available to the fullest extent possible will help leverage Boston’s energy and talent for
Drugs, see page 2
Records, see page 2
JUSTIN HAWK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
College of Arts and Sciences freshman Joshua Mosby (left) hugs a friend after BU’s Push to Start won the student government elections Wednesday evening at the George Sherman Union.
Salma Yehia said she was amazed by the people her team inspired during the elections. “I kind of started tearing up because I was so proud of every single person I have interacted with because of this campaign,” said Yehia, a CAS junior. BU’s Push to Start will now prepare for their new positions during a transition period with the
current SG executive board, said Vice President of Internal Affairs-elect Jamie Ellis. “Our first steps are to sit down with the outgoing executive board [and] make sure we can pick up on any initiatives where they’re leaving off,” said Ellis, a College of Communication ju-
SG, see page 2
Ban on painkiller Zohydro sparks federal court lawsuit By Olivia Deng Daily Free Press Staff
After Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order on March 27 in response to the recent increase in abuse of opioids in Massachusetts, access to some painkillers may be restricted for the Commonwealth’s residents due to a ban on a painkiller called Zohydro ER. Zogenix Inc., the pharmaceutical company that makes Zohydro, filed a lawsuit Monday in the U.S. District Court against the state of Massachusetts for banning the drug, which is classified as an opioid. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the painkiller in October 2013, but Patrick’s executive order banned practitioners from prescribing, ordering, dispensing and administering Zohydro. “I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t think we had a real emergency, and we have a real emergency,” Patrick said to reporters Tuesday.
“Zohydro is not the center of that emergency. It’s an example of highly addictive narcotic painkillers, and it’s one of the few that is not in an abuse-resistant form.” David Kibbe, the communications director at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, said Patrick was acting in the interest of Massachusetts residents and aimed to provide a long-term solution to opioid abuse. “In response to the public health emergency of opioid addiction facing Massachusetts, Patrick took several actions, including the banning of Zohydro, a pure hydrocodone opioid medication, to stop the epidemic from getting worse,” he said in an e-mail. “[He] is also helping those already addicted to recover through additional investments in treatment services, while mapping a long-term solution to ending widespread opioid abuse in the Commonwealth.” Heather Gray, legislative attorney for National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws,
COM unveils new Center for Mobile Communication Studies at reception By Mina Corpuz Daily Free Press Staff
The Boston University College of Communication Division of Emerging Media Studies hosted a reception to celebrate the launch of the new Center for Mobile Communication Studies Wednesday night at the BU Castle. James Katz, a professor of emerging media in COM and the director of the center, hosted the event and emphasized the use, impact and consequences of mobile devices on communication. “The core focus [of the center] is on mediated communication and understanding how people use technology and the consequences of doing so,” Katz said. “Based on that information, we are supporting the educational initiative of BU and the advancement of human behavior in an exciting new realm.” In addition to research on selfies, Skype and Snapchat, the center will offer courses and consult with on-campus programs concerning mobile technology solutions, said Katz.
“Mobility is quite unique because in earlier eras nobody had it,” he said. “Emerging media is happening everywhere, and it’s useful to have an organized thesis to attack problems and give focus to mobile communication studies.” About 50 students, faculty and professionals attended the launch. The reception featured presentations from mobile communication experts Ronald Rice and Scott Campbell and allowed for networking opportunities for attendees. Rice, a professor and the department chair of communication at the University of California Santa Barbara, said that the history of communication and technology is crucial to researching mobile communication in a contemporary setting. “Mobile phones are a place of multiple mediums and also a source of a wide range of research that allows us to study pretty much everything,” he said. “To put things in perspective, it is not the first time that [something like this] has happened. Also, all we know about old media gives us tools to analyze new media.”
COM, see page 2
FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Tom Fiedler, dean of the College of Communication, welcomes audience members and speakers at the launch of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies Wednesday evening at the Boston University Castle.
thursday, april 10, 2014
Chairwoman: SEC to tweak election code for 2015 Councilor: Tech empowers sg: From Page 1
nior. Ellis said she and Vice Presidentelect Joe Ferme, a CAS junior, would be staying in Boston over the summer to begin working on platform issues. Golob said even with the election’s outcome, he and the TrueBU team would continue to pursue their platform. “We plan on, and we are continuing working on, the issues that we see as affecting the student body regardless of whether we hold a position or not,” Golob said. “While we might have lost the election, our ideas do not die afterwards, and neither does TrueBU. So expect to see us later on.” Golob said his team would continue to discuss issues concerning behavioral health and sustainability with BU administration in the future.
Members of BU’s Push to Start said they would make efforts not only to implement their platform, but also to gain input from TrueBU supporters as well, Kaul said. “[What] we want to do is reach out to everybody who really supported TrueBU and say, ‘so what made you so fired up?’” Kaul said. “’What part of their agenda got you going, got you supporting them?’ And hopefully we can, with their permission, incorporate that into our agenda for next year.” Golob said it was important to have an independent body overseeing SG elections. “Just because [the penalties] didn’t have an impact on this election doesn’t mean that having a system to hold various campaigns accountable is not worthwhile,” he said. “That being said, TrueBU still feels that our ev-
idence was not heard and that some of our complaints were not processed as thoroughly as they could have been.” SEC Chairwoman Lauren LaVelle, a School of Management senior, said the SEC did its best to handle the large influx of complaints in this election. Upon receiving complaints, at least one SEC member would head to the scene of the complaint to investigate, she said. LaVelle also said the SEC carefully considered evidence presented in both complaints and appeals. “That is how [SEC members] worked together this year, and if other people next year want to handle this differently, that’s to be told later,” she said. LaVelle said next year’s election code would not receive major overhaul, though the SEC may implement minor tweaks.
Student: Cell phones encourage citizen reporting coM: From Page 1
Campbell, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan, said he is interested in the distinction between mobility and portability when it comes to communication devices. “People write and theorize, and mobile gets lumped in with laptops, tablets and sometimes PCs,” he said. “I think that there are really important differences between the ability to weave the flows of information and communication into your everyday life activities as you’re conducting those activities. I think that is socially consequential in different ways than taking a device and carrying it around, setting it down and using it
@ d a i l y f r e e p r e s s
while you’re tethered to a place.” Several students who attended the launch said they learned from the speakers and are eager to see how the Center for Mobile Communication Studies develops. Kayla Cohen, a COM freshman, said she never noticed how prominent phone use is in communication as opposed to different forms of technology to access the Internet. “Nobody really thinks of a phone as more than a cellular device,” she said. “The Center for Mobile Communication Studies accentuates the importance of phones in such a big way, and I’m interested to see what they come up with.” COM freshman Brooke White said she thinks mobile devices can
have an impact on how people share and access information. “Everyone has access to post and receive information, which is the idea of citizen journalism,” she said. “I think that mobile media might take away from journalism.” Sarah Braunstein, a junior in COM, said the center is an exemplary way for BU to maintain its place on the cutting edge of communication research. “It’s a really good idea that builds upon COM,” she said. “Communication is always changing, and BU notices the significance of mobile communication. It’s important to keep up, and the center will help draw people to BU.”
RecoRds: From Page 1
civic innovation.” Wu’s ordinance said its purpose is to make the city more transparent while remaining within the boundaries of the law, to empower the citizens “through the democratization of information” and to create economic and social benefits through accessibility. “This would allow the public to get that data and, if they are so inclined, put that info to good use to develop innovation,” said Julia Leja, director of the Michelle Wu Committee. “We want to make that info available to be useful. While Councilor Wu and Mayor Walsh did work
independent of each other, both have demonstrated a commitment to open data.” Matt Carroll, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Civic Media, said the government must adapt to society’s needs as technology changes various functions in the city. “In the old days, everything was kept on paper, and it was very difficult to get this information out, but now there is no excuse not to get this information available,” he said. “There is so much more data out there, and it is so much more important to be transparent with these things. The more it is made available, the more efficient the government will be.”
Dr.: Ban bad for patients in need dRugs: From Page 1
drug abuse.” Leonard Glantz, professor of health law, bioethics and human rights at Boston University, said the ban of Zohydro keeps it from the people who need it. “Since it has been approved by the FDA, we can say it has been de-
termined to be safe and effective for the conditions it was approved for,” he said. “While we should be careful about opioid abuse, the reason these drugs exist is to keep people from being in pain. That’s what these drugs are used for. The fact that people abuse it does not mean that people who legitimately need it have to be deprived of the drug.”
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURED
“An immersive experience, with stunning visual language, that will transform the way we think about water, and our relationship to it.” – Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
A FILM BY JENNIFER BAICHWAL & EDWARD BURTYNSKY
SOME SOME SMOKING SMOKING IMAGES IMAGES
we like to move it move it. EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS FRIDAY
CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS FOR A SPECIAL Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKERS FRIDAY EVENING
21222 WATERMARK BOSTON UNIVERSITY DAILY FREE PRESS 3.87" x 5" .75" THEATER BASE BW RUN DATE: 4/10/14 AD DUE: 4/7/14 CREATIVE VISION: 4/7/14 mech01 818-509-9669
move out day. the easy way. 1 You pack your stuff. 2 We pick it up – Right from your room! 3 We store it safely until you ask us to
bring it back.
Door to Door. Never Curbside.
mylazybones.com • 877-215-2105
Campus & City Column GIRL, 21
Before I leave Boston University, there are a few (not 10) issues I’d like to publicize regarding general courtesy and how horrible some people’s understanding of it is. These are things that have caused me to give off judgmental stares and furrowed eyebrows throughout the years, things that I’d like to assume everyone has been taught to do SYDNEY L. as a child. SHEA The first is something I’m sure many of my peers can agree with: T courtesy. To all of the 20-somethings out there with their eyes plastered to iPhones, you are making the case for every article about the Millennial Generation that suggests we are entitled and aloof. On a weekly basis I witness healthy-looking students not giving up seats on the T to older people, parents with children or just riders carrying a lot of baggage. To be fair, I once offered a seemingly pregnant woman my seat on a crowded Red Line train, to which she replied, “Do I really look that bad?” She was not pregnant. But even the other day while I was standing on the Green Line, I saw a group of kids my age sitting as an ancient-looking woman was struggling for dear life to hang on to one of the car’s stripper poles. I realize that in the spirit of equality and the death of chivalry, the argument that men should give up their seats for women does not entirely work anymore. But, I’m instead proposing this rule be contingent upon footwear. That’s right. If a woman is wearing high-heels over three inches, I’m just suggesting that it might be a nice thing to offer a seat before she breaks her ankle. The next on my list is door courtesy. While I don’t expect someone to hold a door wide open while I’m 100 yards behind him or her, the least they could do is stick a hand out to keep it open if I’m directly behind them. It’s almost second nature for me to do that, but each day a heavy door nearly smashes me thanks to an inconsiderate Terrier. Thank-you notes are also a big deal to me. If someone does something kind for you, consider writing one. The most tacky thing you can do is write a generic thank-you note for someone who has put a lot of effort into advocating for you, which is why I always prefer to write long, thoughtful, personalized (handwritten) letters at the end of each semester. Finally, although this doesn’t exactly fall under the category of courtesy, it’s a considerate idea for yourself and others to look before crossing the street. If you haven’t noticed, we live along a major artery in a capital city, but I constantly see students with iPods in crossing the street without looking both ways, even when the pedestrians don’t have the light. The first thing I ever learned as a child was to look both ways — it’s not that difficult. So there you have it. I’m officially checking myself into an old persons’ home. Sydney L. Shea is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
STUDY: Scientific research boosts economy Boston startup development surges ahead By Mina Corpuz Daily Free Press Staff
Research at higher education institutions such as Boston University can have tangible economic benefits that impact employment, business and manufacturing across the country, according to a study published April 3. BU Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Gloria Waters said the research funding BU receives can help fuel the economy. “At Boston University we receive about $350 million in external funds across the two campuses,” she said. “This research not only provides answers to important questions that will benefit society, but also adds to the economy of the region. There are different estimates of the multiplier effect of research, but a conservative estimate is that every dollar put into research results in two dollars of benefit to the economy.” The study, published in the journal Science, used data from the American Institutes of Research and nine universities belonging to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation to gather information about the short-term economic impact generated from federal research funding. Julia Lane, senior managing economist at the AIR and a coauthor of the study, said federal research funding partly contributes to the economy due to an increased demand for researchers in the job market. “Science employs people, and they aren’t just faculty,” she said. “The primary groups are students, who we can think of as being the research workforce for tomorrow, and staff researchers. A lot of money is also spent on equipment and supplies.” Waters said it was important for the public to acknowledge how research positively affects the economy. “If the public understands not only the benefits of research in terms
By Kelsey Newell Daily Free Press Staff
GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
The journal Science published a study April 3 that details the economic impact of research grants at nine large universities in the Midwest.
of providing answers to important problems that will benefit society, but also the implications for the economy of a region, they are more likely to support the allocation of funds to research,” she said. Executive Director of the CIC Barbara McFadden Allen, who also coauthored the study, said universities actively create economic activity both as an educational institution and on a national scale through scientific research. “We’re able to really shed some light on the actual process of launching and managing a scientific process as an enterprise in and of itself,” she said. “It is actually fundamental to the operation of a research university.” Several BU department heads said university research was not only important to bolstering economic activity, but also provided practical solutions to problems within their fields. College of Arts and Sciences computer science department administrator Christopher DeVits said external funding from the federal government, private foundations and industry partners allows faculty and students to continue research and seek out new ideas. “It’s hard to overstate the im-
portance of ongoing research in a constantly evolving field like computer science,” he said. “Topics like security, privacy, data management among others are front and center in the news today, and our faculty and students, due in part to the financial support provided by external funding, are at the forefront of research in these area.” CAS Chemistry Department Chair Lawrence Ziegler said university research provides a trained work force that can have significant impacts on the economy. “Universities are hotbeds for creating knowledge,” he said. “This knowledge is disseminated in a public way often through publications, talks and direct collaborative research efforts with industry as well.” CAS Physics Department Chair Karl Ludwig said that science research is an investment that leads to the development of new technology and medical breakthroughs. “Science costs money,” he said. “It underlines virtually everything we see around us and experience at this point. Technology has been developed through scientific processes. We’re actively generating these now and other news ideas. It’s a foundation of our future economic progress.”
For years, Boston and Cambridge have competed for the title of best technology startup community. Now, Boston has forged ahead and grabbed the top spot due to increasing venture capital financing and funding, according to recent data by CB Insights. Venture capital deals, which are outside sources’ financial investments in startup companies that are high potential yet also high risk, are valuable to startups growing their businesses. In 2013, 97 companies in Boston closed venture capital deals, a 64 percent increase from the 59 that were closed in 2011. Comparatively, the amount of venture capital deals in Cambridge decreased from 99 in 2011 to 78 in 2013. Geoff Mamlet, the managing director of the Cambridge Innovation Center, which provides and manages the offices of startup companies and is opening a new center in downtown Boston in a week, said Boston is a vibrant place for startups. “What we see here is a growing strength of the startup community in the Greater Boston Area,” he said. “And the [businesses] that are flowing into Boston Proper tend to be a bit more mature startups, which need more investment capital to support their growth ... that’s the measure on which somebody has now said Boston is running ahead of Cambridge.” Mamlet said the growth of these more mature startups, both in numbers and in pure dollars, shows that Boston is continually becoming a better area for innovation.
Startup, see page 4
TD Garden to undergo $70 million makeover in next 2 years By Kelsey Newell Daily Free Press Staff
In hopes of improving the entire experience of Boston Bruins fans, Boston Celtics fans and concert attendees, TD Garden will go through a $70 million comprehensive renovation over the next two years. This renovation, announced Monday, will be led by Charlie Jacobs, the principal of Delaware North Companies Inc. The arena will receive a new ProShop for Bruins and Celtics gear, modernized concourses, a renovation of the Legends Club and upgraded technology to enhance the digital aspect of fans’ experiences. “The Jacobs family is committed to providing the people of Boston with an arena that sets the industry standard,” Jacobs said in the Monday release. “With the TD Garden being nearly 20 years old, we recognize that these renovations are necessary and we are confident that they will transform the fan experience from the moment a patron enters the building.” The ProShop, which will be moved from the west side of the North Station concourse to the second floor, will have more space and retail options with a closer proximity to the action and increased visibility from outside the arena. Construction on the ProShop will begin in early May, and DNC is hoping to finish the project by the end of 2014. The loge and balcony concourses will be treated to a complete remodeling, with a new design that offers
new and more varied concession options. The plan of DNC is to remodel the loge concourses in summer 2014 and balcony concourses in summer 2015. DNC will also be renovating the Legends Club, which the largest restaurant in the TD Garden and reserved exclusively for Celtics Courtside Club members and Bruins and Celtics season ticket holders. Finally, DNC is partnering with Cisco and PC Connection to update the arena’s technology to increase fan engagement. Changes will include high density Wi-Fi, digital signage and modernized point-of-sale technology, according to the release. Pankaj Tandon, professor of economics at Boston University, said these renovations are a good investment for DNC and will benefit both fans and the city’s economy. “There will be $70 million worth of construction activity, which means jobs for not only the workers who will carry out the renovations, but also for the various businesses that will cater to and support the construction,” he said. “Overall, the multiplier effect on businesses in the area and in the city generally will be very positive.” Tandon said there have been a variety of similar renovations completed by the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots that have yielded good returns to the investors, enhanced the fans’ experience and improved the city environment. “Boston has in recent years en-
ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A $70 million renovation, which is set to start this summer at TD Garden, will include an expansion of the Bruins’ ProShop and updated concession stands.
joyed a huge boost from its professional sports teams ... where fans have been filling the seats at a record clip,” he said. “This means increased profits for the teams, and some of that comes back to the city in the form of these construction or renovation projects. Very appropriate in the current climate.” Fans throughout Boston are very eager for the renovations, although some acknowledge it may be a little too expensive. A long-time Bruins fan, Stanley Graham, 59, of Roxbury, was enthusiastic about the changes and said it will really improve the game experience. “It’s always good for a place like this to be brought up to date with new technology, food options...anything
that appeals to people and gives a better overall experience for the people who are the essence of that business, the fans,” he said. “I really like the idea of the moving and expansion of the ProShop ... it’s too crowded in there, and it could be a lot nicer.” Marc Wilmore, 41, of Dorchester, said he was a little bit more hesitant about the large price stamp, but said it was worth it with such a big corporation. “That is an incredible amount of money, but it sounds like it will be worth it,” he said. “Especially since the Bruins and Celtics already turn such a profit, it’s good for the TD Garden to give back to the fans in a way.”
thursday, april 10, 2014
Director: Number of universities in Hub makes city prime startup location matter the size, finding passionate people to join the team is often one of the most difficult aspects of building a business, Mamlet said. “The one problem for any startup is finding great people to be part of their organization and help them accomplish their goals,” he said. “Boston is a wonderful place for that. There are extremely smart and welltrained people coming out of our
staRtup: From Page 3
“[This] reflects the strength of Boston as a place for larger more mature startups to spread their wings and grow still further than they are able to grow in Kendall Square [in Cambridge],” he said. “We believe there are increasingly strong opportunities for continued growth.” For all startup companies, no
universities. It’s a city which is very attractive for people who have a lot of choices about where they can go in the world to do their work...Boston is a magnet for great talent.” Beth Goldstein, a professor in the School of Management at Boston University, said the various universities in the city play a key role in making Boston an innovative capital.
Goldstein is also director of the New Venture Competition at BU, a competition between students’ business ideas for prizes that will help them further their entrepreneurial goals. She said universities are moving more toward individual thinking, a change that makes a big impact. to read the rest of this story, please visit dailyfreepress.com.
“Any city that is about educating its entrepreneurs, meaning a place where there’s a lot of amazing universities supporting entrepreneurship, thinking outside the box and innovation, is clearly going to be a leader in that category,” she said. “Boston is a natural for that. Our environment in the surrounding area is very focused on technology that is cutting edge.”
OF OUR TIME!”
-Melissa Silverstein, Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood
STEPPING INTO A MESS OF POLITICAL, RACIAL AND SEXUAL POWER PLAYS… MAKES FOR RAPT VIEWING.” -Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
A SHARP, STIRRING AND POTENT ACCOUNT OF A LANDMARK MOMENT…ANITA HILL IS A FIGURE OF TREMENDOUS RESOLVE AND COURAGE.” -Nick Schager, Time Out New York
ANITA DIRECTED BY ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER FREIDA MOCK
WWW . ANITAHILL - FILM . COM
Boston University Daily Free Press
2col (3.875”) x 5”
Get Away this Spring on YO! Bus! Boston
With YO! Bus you can enjoy direct service, premium amenities and affordable fares.
mmer Term at 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105:
our course catalog • Enter the raffle for a free course
Book your ticket today: Find YO! Bus on
YOBUS.com 855-66YOBUS 9 6 2 8 7
Boston to NYC Departure 7:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.** 8 p.m.**
Arrival 11:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 10 p.m.** 11:59 p.m.**
NYC to Boston TICKETS STARTING AS LOW AS
Departure 7:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m.** 2:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Arrival 11:30 a.m. 2:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m.** 6:30 p.m. 9:45 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
Summer Term 2014 at BU
Scan this code to enter drawing
Register today: bu.edu/summer ENTER TO WIN A FREE SUMMER TERM 2014 COURSE.
*Operates Friday through Monday only. ** Operates Friday and Sunday only. All schedules above are daily unless otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Ticket prices are vaild through March 31, 2014.
Boston Chinatown 700 Atlantic Avenue • Boston, MA 02110 • Boston South Station, Gate 22 New York Chinatown 2 Pike Street • New York, NY 10002 • Between E. Broadway and Division
NOW OFFERING SHIPPING SERVICES WITH YO! PACKAGE EXPRESS Ship your packages, large and small, with YO! Package Express! Enjoy the perks of a fixed pricing structure and daily schedules to get your package to its destination as quickly as possible. For more information about YO! Package Express, please call:
Summer 1: May 20–June 27 Summer 2: June 30–August 8
New York 212.608.2666
Return this form to the Summer Term office, 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105.
Name ____________________________________________________ Phone _____________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________________________ Your BU School/College ________________________________________________________________________ One entry per person. Maximum award of $2,400. Award applies to BU Summer Term 2014 courses only. Books, fees, housing, and other expenses are the winner’s responsibility. Winners will be notified by telephone or email and need not be present at the drawing.
Pub: Daily Free Press
Run Date: 3/25
Size: 5.875” x 8”
Simmer Mag caters to student foodies all around Boston Rachel Kashdan
he student-dining dilemma can be a difficult problem to solve. Few things are as frustrating as finding the perfect sushi restaurant, only to discover a single roll would cost about as much as a six-hour shift at your work-study job. Or maybe you found the perfect dessert recipe online — except for the fact that it calls for several kinds of exotic, organic fruit and a wood-burning stove, and all you have is your standard-issue microwave and some bananas you stole from the dining hall. Nisreen Galloway, an Emerson College writing, literature and publishing senior, is determined to eliminate all of these prob-
lems once and for all with her brainchild, Simmer Magazine. Simmer is an online food magazine written by college students, for college students. It features reviews of Boston-area restaurants and dorm-appropriate recipes. And while there are few rules at Simmer, Galloway does insist that all recipes posted on the website are original and that the magazine features only restaurants where the highest priced item is $15 or less. This way, Simmer remains faithful to its readers’ realities. “Simmer doesn’t run by star ratings or mysterious voices. You know you’re get-
ting a college student telling you where college students go. You know it’s going to be budget friendly, it’s going to be chill, it’s going be cool,” Galloway said in an interview. Galloway, a self-described “foodie” from Ashland, first formed the idea for Simmer as a sophomore after realizing she had become the go-to source for non-foodie friends who struggled to navigate the world of college dining. “My friends would come to me frequently when they needed a restaurant recommendation or they’d be like, ‘I need a pot! I need a pan!’ … So I decided to create
NO ED A R DI Z S D N A T E S S C OR TEST IRED. REQU
LEARN MORE. APPLY TODAY. www.merrimack.edu/graduate Now accepting for: Summer and Fall 2014
TAKE YOUR EDUCATION A STEP FURTHER AND DEVELOP ADVANCED SKILLS CRITICAL FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS. • Accelerated one-year or part-time formats • Co-op, internship, and networking opportunities • Scholarships and financial aid • Competitive tuition
GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN: - Management - Engineering
• No standardized test scores required
- Education - Licensure Programs
• No application fee
- Higher Education
• A ssistantship and Fellowship programs
- Community Engagement
• Just 25 miles north of Boston
- Education General Studies
NORTH ANDOVER, MA
Simmer as a place to give some of that advice,” she said. At Simmer’s first meeting in fall 2012, it was nothing more than a concept. “We didn’t have a website, we didn’t have a name. We just knew we wanted to write about food,” Galloway said. Only seven students showed up at that first meeting. Now the magazine has a staff of 20 and continues to grow. Simmer is constantly in search of additional food-loving student photographers, web developers, web designers, writers and marketers from all colleges and universities around Boston. Most recently, Simmer Magazine has added writers from Northeastern University and Boston College, but Galloway said she hopes that the magazine’s staff will one day have representatives from every school in Boston. In another effort to cover the Boston culinary scene in its entirety, Simmer is currently in the process of funding a mobile app version of the “Foodie Finder” featured on its website, which is in its beta stage as of now. The Foodie Finder is an interactive map based on the four different T lines that allows readers choose a T stop and then view Simmer’s reviews of nearby restaurants in a matter of seconds. “It can be really easy when you’re a college student to stay in your two blocks,” Galloway said. “But even in two blocks I bet you there are eight places you haven’t tried yet, even though you walk by them all the time. And if you go four blocks outside of that, it’s a whole new world. Imagine if you got on the T and tried it.” Before college students will be able to simply open up the Foodie Finder app the next time they feel their stomachs rumbling, Simmer first needs to raise $1,500 to hire a mobile app designer to create the software. The magazine is currently holding a campaign on crowdfunding site RocketHub to raise the funds. The campaign will end on Saturday. But Simmer’s foray into the business world isn’t limited to the Foodie Finder app. Galloway is also part of Emerson’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program, known as E3, and has been applying the business strategies that she has learned in the program to Simmer. “The last two years I’ve been developing Simmer content-wise, but this past year I’ve been really focusing on the business side,” she said. As part of her business plan, Galloway wants to extend Simmer beyond its online presence by developing food tours that target college students, with dorm-friendly food themes like pizza and tacos. First though, Galloway and Simmer Magazine will be competing against other student entrepreneurs in Emerson’s E3 Exposition on April 19 for a $20,000 prize. If Simmer were to win, that money would go toward funding these food tours. Past E3 winners include Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Second Glass, the group behind the national wine expo, Wine Riot. “I’m really happy,” said Galloway of the opportunity to compete in the E3 Exposition. “But [the tours] will happen no matter what.” Anyone interested in joining the Simmer Magazine team should email email@example.com or enter into the contact form at SimmerMagazine.com.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Daily Free Press
The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University 44th year F Volume 86 F Issue 43
Sarah Kirkpatrick, Editor-in-Chief Brian Latimer, Managing Editor
Rachel Riley, Campus Editor
Alice Bazerghi, City Editor
Andrew Battifarano, Sports Editor
Trisha Thadani, Opinion Editor
Heather Goldin, Multimedia Editor
Maya Devereaux, Photo Editor
Brooke Jackson-Glidden, Features Editor
Emily Hartwell, Layout Editor
Shakti Rovner, Office Manager The Daily Free Press (ISSN 1094-7337) is published Monday through Thursday during the academic year except during vacation and exam periods by Back Bay Publishing Co.,Inc., a nonprofit corporation operated by Boston University students. No content can be reproduced without the permission of Back Bay Publishing Co., Inc. Copyright © 2014 Back Bay Publishing Co., Inc. All rights reserved.
To Teach for America or not to Teach for America
Since 2006, Hawaii has relied on Teach for America to fill approximately 9 percent of job openings on its islands each year. From 2012 to 2013 this organization has received $870,000 in state funding and, according to state education department spokesman Alex Da Silva, it has been a “valuable component” of the state’s education system. But despite how valuable Da Silva claims this program is, the House decided to cut its state funding in half last week. Teach for America takes well-qualified college graduates and trains them to teach in high-poverty schools for at least two years. Wendy Kopp proposed the idea for this organization in 1989, and has cultivated it from an unpromising start-up to a national corporation that incurs an annual budget of $212 million and has more than 1,400 staff members. Ruth Bolan, managing director of external affairs for Teach for America in Hawaii, said this cut in funding would cause a “big hit” to the organization, as Hawaii has long relied on this program to recruit and train teachers to work in schools that are difficult to staff. Kopp founded Teach for America with the intentions of filling teacher shortages in U.S. public schools with young, idealistic and eager college students. At face value, this organization seems like it would promote a win-win situation. The new graduates would have an ethical, short-term segue into the real world, and underprivileged kids would get instructors they otherwise wouldn’t have. However, although the intentions of Teach for America are ethical in nature, it actually perpetuates the structural problems within the U.S. educational system. Although this is a highly regarded program, it perpetuates a “white savior” complex, in which privileged people work with the underprivileged to promote their own image. Yes, Teach for America is a cheap and
simple solution to staffing classrooms of underprivileged kids. The fact that these classrooms are difficult to staff in the first place is a sign they are the ones that need the most attention. Staffing these classrooms with young and inexperienced students just because they are cheaper than paying a (low) salary for the more adequately trained teachers is not a solution to this cyclical problem. Chicago teacher and activist Kenzo Shibata said, “Teach for America wanted to help stem a teacher shortage. Why, then, are thousands of experienced educators being replaced by hundreds of new college graduates?” Teach for America undermines the U.S. education system in that it replaces experienced teachers with inexperienced teachers. As journalist James Cersonsky said, “Districts pay thousands in fees to TFA for each corps member in addition to their salaries — at the expense of the existing teacher workforce. Chicago, for example, is closing 48 schools and laying off 850 teachers and staff while welcoming 350 corps members.” This is not to suggest that the Teach for America instructors are incompetent, however. Each candidate goes through an extensive application and interview processes to ensure only the best of the pool are chosen. However, despite the fact that the teachers may be “qualified,” they still pose the problem of being “short-term.” These underprivileged kids need more than just people to teach them arithmetic and poetry, but rather they need mentors and friends. By constantly recycling teachers in and out of the school system, students are given the impression that they are not worth more than a year’s worth of effort. Although Hawaii runs the risk of losing 100 Teach for America instructors who do not require as much pay, maybe the money that is cut can go toward funding teachers with more experience and expertise for teaching underprivileged kids.
A German couple wanted to name their newborn “Wikileaks” to honor the whistleblowing website. However, authorities refused the application because they said it would “endanger the child’s welfare.” We here at the ol’ Free Press wanted to know what people from each school would want to name their child. • • • • •
SHA: Paris COM: # CFA: Ängst SAR: Meniscus ENG: 01110100 01110010 01101001 01110011 01101000 01100001 • BU Athletics: Wynn • President Brown: Sallie Mae • FreeP: Bertucci
Life in the left lane
For Sale: U.S. Government SARA Ryan I am the average poor college student. Since moving to Boston last September, I have asked my Daddy Dearest for no cash contributions. My bank account is always a little too close to zero, and I cherish the 3 a.m. direct deposit from Boston University on Fridays. But, thanks to a Supreme Court decision last week, I have an incentive to start saving my pennies instead of blowing my paycheck on Starbucks and Chipotle, as having a political voice just became a lot more expensive. According to Oyez, an IIT Chicago database of all Supreme Court cases, the Supreme Court handed down yet another controversial decision on April 2. McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission questioned whether the current two-year campaign contribution limit was constitutional. Following the “screw the people” mentality of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision in 2010, the Roberts’ court has outdone itself once again. If you need a refresher, the Citizens United case is when the Court decided that corporate funding of “independent political broadcasts” during election season cannot be limited under the First Amendment. Basically, corporations have the same First Amendment rights as people when it comes to political donations. I’m a little concerned that that many Ivy League-educated lawyers mistook a corporation for a person, but maybe that’s just me. This ruling guaranteed that corporations could funnel endless cash into attack ads as long as they did not blatantly support a candidate. Along a similar line, the Court ruled last Wednesday that the contribution limit for the two-year campaign cycle was unconstitutional. While the individual campaign limits, such as the $2,600 per federal candidate per donor per election cycle, are still in effect, the overall limit has disappeared. For federal elections specifically, the old cap was $48,600, which meant that someone could donate the maximum amount to about 18 candidates per cycle. Here’s the last part of the math lesson before we get back to the angry rant you’ve all been waiting for. If someone were to donate the maximum amount of $2,600 to every politician in the House and Senate, it would come out to a whopping $1.4 million. I don’t know about you, but other than my friends in the School of Management, I don’t know anyone who has that kind of cash to throw into one election cycle, or any election cycle, for that matter. This kind of rampant spending gives those with deep pockets more influence than the lowly college stu-
dent waiting for her next paycheck. It seems that all men (and women!) were not created equal. Our equality seems entirely dependent on the number of zeros on our bank account. I’m not pissed because I’m a liberal Democrat who thinks Republican corporations will outspend Democrats and take over the country. Frankly, I don’t care which side of the aisle the checks are for. It bothers me that some people in this country have an unnecessary amount of power just because they have money. Not only can their corporations funnel endless cash into campaigns to bash opponents, but now they can also contribute millions of dollars to the candidates (or parties) they believe in. Yet, another benefit of this genius ruling comes in the form of television ads. Candidates will have even more money to pour into the election cycles, making the campaigns even bloodier and less honorable. In a country that spends far too much money on elections, this decision could not come at a worse time. There is a misconception that the candidate with the largest war chest wins, despite the fact that sometimes the opposite is true. As a nation we need to change our approach to voting and elections. It has become a popularity contest that the cool, rich kid with the BMW wins far too often. It’s time to elect the nerd with fewer friends, but who has far more ideas on how to change what has become a broken system. We live in a country where our political system is in need of reform. Unfortunately for us, the Supreme Court probably just set us back half a century. Campaign finance is a critical issue, even though it might not seem as important. However, if our politicians cannot get elected with the shiny toys and laser light show, then there must be something wrong with how we screen our candidates. Don’t get me wrong. Money is critical for campaigns. The checkbook decides some elections, but that doesn’t mean the checkbook is the most important aspect. Candidates should receive a strict cap on official (and unofficial) donations, and so should their donors. Our system is riddled with corruption, surely taking away restrictions is not the way to guarantee democracy. We might not be rich entrepreneurs, but poor college students still have the right to vote. I just hope the endless stream of cash doesn’t drown out our voices. Sara Ryan is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences studying political science and math. She can be reached at sryan15@ bu.edu.
The opinions and ideas expressed by columnists and cartoonists are their own and are not necessarily representative of the opinions of The Daily Free Press.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? we want to hear it! SUBMIT A LETTER LETTERS@DAILYFREEPRESS.COM
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Chipps: Fans have forgotten place, etiquette at collegiate games Chipps: From Page 8
ing into the stands and pushing the fan in retaliation. A few weeks later, a brawl between fans and players erupted after Utah Valley University defeated New Mexico State University, 66-61 in overtime. After the overtime win, a New Mexico State player threw the ball toward a Utah Valley player, which led to a heated exchange between the teams. The brawl was sparked after Utah Valley fans stormed the court and began taunting the New Mexico State players, leading to multiple punches being thrown and several fans leaving in handcuffs. On March 6, a fan attending the University of Hawaii vs. University of CaliforniaSanta Barbra game stormed onto the court
and got into the face of Hawaii coach Gib Arnold after a technical foul had been called against him. These three incidents are just some of the many examples in college sports where fans have showed poor etiquette and crossed the line between passionate supporters and destructive masses. Have we lost sight on what it means to be a fan? There was a time in this country when fans attended sporting events in suits instead of football jerseys, drank expensive cocktails instead of Bud Lights and clapped quietly rather than scream like crazies after a great play. Times have changed, and so have sports. But the “fan” has radically changed, and the fan experience is unlike anything we’ve
seen before. Today, we live in a sports world where fans believe they are entitled to complete access to the players and teams they support. With the help of Twitter and other social media outlets, the fans have become so obsessed with their favorite sports team that the idea of fan etiquette seems like a thing of the past. There was a time when going to sporting events as a fan was enjoyable, fun and well worth the price of admission. But today, I honestly struggle to find the joy I once had in attending sporting events, both college and professional. When I go to a college football game, all I see are inebriated fans who would rather yell at referees and opposing team players than supporting their own.
How do we control the chaos? Can we control the chaos? Maybe the reality is setting in; fan etiquette doesn’t exist anymore. But that doesn’t mean that we as fans should interfere with the games we love and make the sport about ourselves. As fans, we must not forget our place in the sports world. There’s a reason why we sit in comfortable seats and eat countless hotdogs while the athletes work tirelessly to show us a good time. So the next time you’re attending a college sports event, remember what it really means to be a fan. Chances are, not only will you have a more enjoyable experience, but you’ll find some peace of mind as well.
Adams’ late goal not enough to beat Colgate Women’s Lacrosse: From Page 8
their biggest lead of the game, ultimately sealing the win. With five seconds remaining in the contest, sophomore midfielder Ally Adams registered a goal, but it was too little too late, as Colgate walked away with an 11-7 victory over the Terriers.“We need to do better,” Robertshaw said about the team’s loss. “We can’t be looking towards the postseason. We
just can’t. It’s really hurting us. I thought we competed in the first half and just fell out in the second half. Our attacks need to be more consistent. One day they score five goals, the next, they score one. “It’s a team effort. We need to do better now if we want to go anywhere in the postseason, and I’m going to make sure they understand that.”
Loyola boasts 5th-best offense in nation Men’s Lacrosse: From Page 8
MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Sophomore Ally Adams tallied both a goal and an assist in BU’s loss Wednesday afternoon.
Ground-ball outs help Hynes in circle Softball: From Page 8
chance.” Sophomore Lauren Hynes pitched her 12th complete game of the season, tossing six innings, allowing 10 hits, five runs, three of which were earned and six walks, and had two strikeouts. Dartmouth used a three-run fourth to stay ahead in the game, but only one run was earned due to sloppy Terrier defensive play. The deciding fifth run ended up coming in the fifth inning when Hynes allowed a run-scoring single to first baseman Kristen Rumley. During the game, Hynes struggled to consistently pound the strike zone. On the season, Hynes has 64 walks and 56 strikeouts and opponents are hitting .281 off the southpaw. Despite Hynes being the only pitcher active right now, Gleason said she is not worried about the San Diego native tiring down. “She’s just getting better,” Gleason said. “The more you do things, the more endurance you gain and I think that’s what’s hap-
pening with her. She’s given us a chance on the mound and that’s all we’re asking of her. Gleason said she is not fretting about Hynes’ propensity to walk hitters, as she said the pitcher’s ability to induce ground balls makes up for the lack of strikeouts. “She just needs to get ahead and we she gets ahead and she’s focused and barreling down and getting them,” Gleason said. “Sometimes you get ahead and give up two straight hits and just barreling. When you’re ahead, you’re in control. She can shut the door. We just need a ground ball or a fly ball. That’s all we’re asking.” Gleason took away two things she said the team needed to improve on before Thursday’s matchup against Boston College and this weekend’s series at the College of the Holy Cross. “We need to score with runners in scoring position and put the ball in play,” Gleason said. On defense, we need to pick up the ball and play catch. It’s that simple.”
Like “The Daily Free Press Sports Section” on Facebook
second to Ward in the conference in points with 3.91 per game. The Greyhounds as a whole are fifth in the NCAA in scoring offense, scoring 13.09 goals per game, and are fourth in defense, only allowing 7.27 goals per game. In many aspects, it will be the Terriers’ toughest challenge of the season, and may be tougher given the questionable status of freshman goalkeeper Christian CarsonBanister. Carson-Banister leads the Patriot League and is 14th in the nation in saves, stopping 11.20 shots per game. “Christian will be a game-time decision,” said BU coach Ryan Polley. BU had to manage without Carson-Banister in its last game, a 14-9 loss against No. 17 Harvard University Tuesday night. Polley went to backup goalkeeper freshman Tyler Zickel to make his first collegiate start. The difference was apparent, as the 14 allowed goals was the highest mark the Terriers had given up since its first game of the season. The Crimson (7-4) held a steady lead throughout the game, as senior Peter Schwartz guided his team to the victory with three goals and two assists. Yet BU showed improvements on offense, as hat tricks from freshman attacks Ryan Johnston and Sam Tenney gave the Terriers nine goals. “Harvard’s a really good team and they have a great offense,” Polley said. “We
have to learn how to compete against these really exceptional teams, these ranked teams. “We have to be a little bit more efficient with the ball. I would say we took a step back last night as far as our overall play went.” Turnovers have been a problem for BU all season and the team leads the conference in turnovers committed with 19.55 per game. The Greyhounds sit on the other end of the spectrum, as no team has committed fewer turnovers in the Patriot League (10.27 per game). “We’re worrying about ourselves right now,” Polley said. “Obviously Loyola, they’re great. They’re the number one team in our conference. They’re a great team, but right now, we have some things we need to address on our front. “Today our focus has been on us and trying to fix some things. We’ve been really focusing on valuing the ball and protecting the ball.” Polley said he is looking forward to the challenges ahead with BU’s tough remaining schedule. “In our last three games, we have [Loyola] and [No. 1/2 Duke University],” Polley said. “It will be good to see the best out there. We’ve played some top-20 teams and been more competitive and had a chance in the end against some of them. We’re going to see what the very best is and how far we have to go to get there.”
Follow us on Twitter: @DFPsports @BOShockeyblog @BUbballblog
We’re going to see what the very best is and how far we have to go to get there.
-BU coach Ryan Polley on upcoming games against Loyola and Duke.
Fish and Chipps Art of fanhood
Isaac Chipps Before the start of the NCAA Tournament, University of Kentucky basketball super fan Tyler Austin Black was so adamant that his favorite basketball team would win the NCAA Tournament, he decided to tattoo it on his leg. Crazy? Yes. Stupid? Almost genius. Love? You tell me. Black inked a UK 2014 National Champion symbol on his calf with the belief that his Wildcats would somehow make an outrageous run to the Final Four, Aaron Harrison would suddenly become the best guard in college basketball and John Calipari would decide to become a good college basketball coach again. Indeed, sometimes it is better to be lucky than to be good. Maybe Black is a psychic. But more than likely, Black is a product of the 21st century fan, one that is compulsive, aggressive and has lost touch with reality. Black’s tattoo may be seen as an act of stupidity and a waste of money, but his guarantee of Kentucky’s ninth national title (which UConn snubbed on Monday night) is another perfect example of the state of fanhood in America. Crazy tattoos of his or her favorite team. Yelling racist words towards players. Getting into fights with opposing teams’ fans. Making inappropriate gestures. Storming the court without any disregard for the safety of players and coaches. Where does it end? In February and March, three major incidents in college basketball regarding fan and player altercations gained national attention and spurred the ongoing debate of fan etiquette. After a game between Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech University on Feb. 8, OSU star guard Marcus Smart was suspended three games by the Big 12 Conference for an altercation involving a Texas Tech fan. According to Smart, the Texas Tech fan yelled a racial slur toward him after he was pushed out of bounds, which led to Smart go-
chipps, see page 7
Softball vs. Boston College, 4 p.m.
The BU softball team fell to the Dartmouth Big Green in a one-run game Wednesday afternoon, P.8.
[ www.dailyfreepress.com ]
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Dartmouth edges BU in tight contest By Joon Lee Daily Free Press Staff
Struggles to come through with a hit with runners in scoring position led to a 5-4 loss at the hands of Dartmouth College for the Boston University softball team Wednesday afternoon. On two occasions, the Terriers loaded the bases with no outs but could not make the most out of their opportunities. The team’s inability to drive in runs with runners in scoring position was the root of its loss, according to BU coach Kathryn Gleason. “We just didn’t execute when we needed to,” Gleason said. “I don’t think we played all three facets of the game today.” What the Terriers (19-15, 4-2 Patriot League) had difficulty with, the Big Green (19-13) did well with on Wednesday. “They just took advantage of the opportunities that we gave them,” Gleason said of Dartmouth. “We just didn’t play our best today in all three facets of the game. When we had the opportunity to close the door, we just didn’t do that and when we had opportunities at the plate, we just didn’t execute.” The issue of knocking in runners was uncharacteristic for the Terriers. On the season, the Terriers are hitting .339 with runners in scoring position, led by senior outfielder Jayme Mask, freshman third baseman Brittany Younan and senior shortstop Brittany Clendenny, who are hitting .500, .395 and .333 with a combined 31 RBI in that situation. Gleason said the work of improving with hitting with runners in scoring position will come in situational hitting drills. “We do talk about that in practice and put those situations into practice,” Gleason said. “We put them in those positions where we are putting runners on second and third base and do it in practice so
Men’s lacrosse to battle with topranked Loyola By Alex Rozier Daily Free Press Staff
Clendenny also added a hit and drove in two runs in the loss. “That part of the lineup did a great job of getting on base and making things happen at the plate,” Gleason said. “They made adjustments and just made those adjustments and got us some base runners and we got them in scoring position and they gave us a
No. 1/3 Loyola UniversityMaryland will host the Boston University men’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon in Baltimore. The Greyhounds (10-1, 6-0 Patriot League) are in first place in the Patriot League and remain unbeaten in conference play. Loyola has been especially excellent as of late, and it will attempt to extend its 10-game winning streak when they take on the Terriers (1-10, 1-5 Patriot League). Loyola is coming off one of its most thrilling games of the season, a 7-6 double-overtime win at the U.S. Naval Academy. The contest remained close throughout, with neither team managing to get more than a twogoal lead at any point. The Greyhounds finally grabbed the win when senior Brian Schultz converted on an assist from senior Justin Ward with 3:48 remaining in the second overtime period. The Greyhounds were lifted by the play of Ward and freshman Brian Sherlock during the win. Ward recorded a goal and three assists, while Sherlock scored twice. Ward is having an outstanding season in his final year, leading the Patriot League with 3.27 assists per game. His assist total, 36, is twice as much as the next highest total in the category. Moreover, his assist average ranks third in the entire country. The co-captain of the Greyhounds also leads the conference and is ninth in the nation in points with 4.36 per game. Attack Nikko Pontrello is also in the middle of a dominant season Loyola. The junior is second in the nation in goals, averaging 3.36 per game. He leads the conference with that mark and is also
softball, see page 7
Men’s lacRosse, see page 7
FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Senior shortstop Brittany Clendenny had a hit and two RBI versus Dartmouth on Wednesday.
they can see that and feel it and be comfortable in those situations when they are in those situations.” The game was not devoid of positives for the Terriers though, as senior catcher Amy Ekart and Younan gave great individual efforts. In three at-bats, Ekart had two hits and two runs scored. Younan continued her strong freshman campaign with three hits in four at-bats and a run scored.
Women’s lacrosse drops 2nd consecutive Patriot League game By Emmanuel Gomez Daily Free Press Staff
For the second game in a row, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team came up short against a conference rival, falling to Colgate University 11-7 Wednesday afternoon in Hamilton, N.Y. The Terriers (6-7, 4-2 Patriot League) won the draw to start the game and immediately capitalized, as junior attack Lindsay Weiner scored the first goal of the game just a minute in. However, the Raiders (5-7, 3-3 Patriot League) responded just two minutes later when midfielder Alison Flood tied up the score at one apiece. Colgate continued to play with aggression, forcing another turnover. Midfielder Megan Ark would capitalize, putting one in the back of the net to give the Raiders the
lead. Freshman Sarah Bowles added a free-position goal minutes later at the 18:47 mark in the first half to extend Colgate’s lead to 3-1.The Terriers came roaring back though, and midfielder Jill Horka and attack Elizabeth Morse added one goal each to tie the score at three with 9:35 remaining in the first half.Ark scored the Raiders’ second freeposition goal on the day just two minutes later to regain the lead for the home side. BU would respond at the 4:47 mark whe Weiner notched a freeposition goal of her own to tie up the game at four. Every time one team tried to pull away, the other team had an answer in this backand-forth tilt. Just a minute later, Flood scored her second goal of the day, to give Colgate back the lead in the frenzy.
The Raiders went into the break with a 5-4 advantage. “I told my girls that they we were playing well,” said BU coach Liz Robertshaw about her speech to her team at the half. “They just needed to keep up their aggression, keep shooting. I was a little disappointed by our attacks, I really think they needed to do more. And they still do. “But I liked how we responded every time they scored. I thought if we kept playing the way we were, we would give ourselves a chance to win.” To start the second half of action, Colgate won the draw. Attack Monica White made it a 6-4 contest in favor of Colgate, scoring at the 23:21 mark in the second half. As play resumed, both teams seemed equally hungry and both
were firing off shots. BU finally responded at the 15:28 mark, as senior midfielder Becca Church cut the deficit to just 6-5. However, this would be the closest the Terriers would get. Ark responded just 30 seconds later, completing her hat trick, to give the Raiders a two-goal lead once again. Bowles added another goal of her minutes later, pushing Colgate’s lead to three goals. Morse answered with a goal just 40 seconds later to cut the Raider advantage 8-6. Ark could not be stopped though, and she added her fourth goal of the game with 7:13 remaining in the second half. Attack Kallan Murray added two goals of her own toward the end of game, extending the Raider lead to 11-6,
Saturday, April 12
Sunday, April 13
Monday, April 14
The Bottom Line
Thursday, April 10
The Daily Free Press
Friday, April 11
No Events Scheduled After last week’s win via forefit, the Daily Free Domination broomball team will take on Benny and the Masters this Sunday.
Softball @ Holy Cross 12 p.m.. 2 p.m M. Lacrosse @ Loyola 1 p.m. W. Lacrosse vs. Loyola, 1 p.m. Track @ George Davis Invitational, All Day
Softball @ Holy Cross, 12 p.m.
WoMen’s lacRosse, see page 7
No Events Scheduled A win would guarantee Daily Free Domination, led by attack Kevin Dillon, a playoff berth.