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Year xliv. Volume lxxxvi. Issue XLIV
ASSIMILATION? Int’l students, faculty join at town hall, page 3.
Monday, April 14, 2014 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University
Pop-up doughnut shop at Mei Mei opens doors for Chef Cmar, page 5.
Softball earns mercyrule win over Holy Cross, page 8.
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Lu family establishes scholarship in memory of Lingzi CFA professor Marc Johnson remembered for gentle guidance
By Olivia Deng Daily Free Press Staff
The family of Lu Lingzi, the Boston University student who was killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, launched a foundation in her honor that will offer scholarships to students who exhibit traits and possess goals similar to Lingzi. Separate from the Lu Lingzi Scholarship, which was initiated by BU, communications firm Solomon McCown & Company worked with the Lu family to establish the Lingzi Foundation. “Following the terrible tragedy that happened during the marathon and the ensuing emotions from that, we got to know their family through our interactions, working with them following Lingzi’s death,” said Daniel Solworth, chief of staff to BU’s dean of students. “They very much want to continue that relationship with the university in honoring her memory and honoring the contributions she made here.” Solworth said unlike BU’s Lu Lingzi Scholarship Fund, the Lingzi Foundation is open to students outside of Boston University. “The foundation was formed by the family to be able to help people with their educational pursuits but not necessarily have to be a Boston University student,” Solworth said. “It can be anyone that the foundation, which is run by the family, selects to keep the memory of Lingzi alive through selecting a student who they believe has the same ideals and pur-
By Drew Schwartz Daily Free Press Staff
PHOTO COURTESY OF MENGHAN HU
In honor of their daughter who was killed last April in the Boston Marathon bombings, Lu Lingzi’s family has created the Lingzi Foundation, which will provide scholarships to students and support organizations that share her passions.
suits and ambitions Lingzi had.” As the 2014 Boston Marathon approaches, the BU community is remembering how last year’s tragedy affected the school, Solworth said. “This is a major event for the city, a major event for the university, a major event for the whole country really,” he said. “Because of the emotions involved, because of how
deeply it affected all of us, people want to be involved … People desire to be involved in keeping this memory alive and celebrating the great person that Lingzi was.” In honor of the newly launched foundation, jewelry retailer Alex and Ani held a fundraiser Thursday. Sixteen percent of sales
Lu, see page 2
Boston launches Wicked Free Wi-Fi, closes digital divide By Alicia Winton Daily Free Press Staff
Free public Wi-Fi is now available at 12 locations in Boston after the Department of Innovation and Technology officially launched a program called the “Wicked Free WiFi: Boston’s Public Wireless Network.” The Wednesday launch was a result of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s partnership with DoIT, which enabled a wireless Internet service that will be available through 170 access points around Boston. Public Wi-Fi has been rolled out in several of Boston’s parks, schools and downtown locations, according to a Wednesday press release . “Closing the digital divide and providing free public Wi-Fi in our neighborhoods is essential,” Walsh said in the release. “We want every Bostonian to have the same opportunities in today’s digital world. Wi-Fi access plays a significant role in every aspect of our lives from learning to earning. Our goal is to
strengthen and expand our public network, and reach more families and businesses.” The largest concentration of access points can be found in Grove Hall, where approximately 9,800 residents utilize the system daily. Other Wicked Free Wi-Fi locations include parts of Allston, Boston Common and Faneuil Hall, the release stated. Rhonda Siciliano, public affairs officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development New England Region, said the department wanted to participate in a program to extend access to Wi-Fi for under-served populations in the city. “There’s so much that we can learn from having access to the Internet,” she said. “It opens up a whole world of opportunity for students, and having that same opportunity … hopefully will help them get better grades, do better in school and it opens up a whole world to them.” Siciliano said HUD awarded the City of
Boston a $1.5 billion Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant, and the city’s leaders decided to use $300,000 to install free Wi-Fi as part of the critical community improvement project. In the coming months, the City of Boston will be focusing on strengthening and expanding the Wicked Free Wi-Fi network, with plans to connect Boston’s 20 neighborhood Main Street programs through an estimated 130 access points, the press release stated. “Boston’s approach is to provide affordable Wi-Fi to improve the lives of residents and increase the success of local business,” said Justin Holmes, interim chief information officer, in the press release. “We will continue to work towards connecting all of Boston.” Several residents said the free Wi-Fi system would bridge the information gap between the city’s neighborhoods.
Wi-Fi, see page 2
Professor of music and highly acclaimed cellist Marc Johnson of the Boston University School of Music in the College of Fine Arts passed away from a heart attack Tuesday at his home in Maine. Johnson, 67, who was a member of several renowned orchestras and ensembles including the three-time Grammy-nominated Vermeer Quartet, had an enormous impact on students and faculty at BU and the performing arts community as a whole. “He was a dream of a colleague, an ideal sort of colleague. We’re all saddened, but he had such a positive spirit,” said School of Music string department chair Michelle LaCourse. “Those of us who have the good fortune to have spent time with him know that we’re better musicians and better people for having known him. We colleagues and his students will try to pass that on when we can.” After becoming the youngest member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at 18, Johnson went on to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Vermeer Quartet for 35 years before joining the School of Music as an adjunct professor in 2007. “One sensed more the communication and the beauty of what he was playing and didn’t notice the difficulty or the challenges of the pieces,” LaCourse said. “There’s always hard work that we all have to do to prepare and perform a piece, but his concerts tended to transcend that. You could really hear and feel his joy in making music.” School of Music Interim Director Richard Cornell said the Vermeer Quartet was at the top of their field when they disbanded in 2007. “Part of what we’re feeling right now is it was just definitely too soon,” Cornell said. “In music, for string players, they generally have very long and illustrious careers and they have a lot to give. To lose someone at this age is like losing somebody who is in the apex of their career. This is someone with a deep knowledge because of all the experience he had, and also a masterful way of transmitting that knowledge.” At BU, Johnson taught many cello students, coached chamber groups, performed as soloist with the BU Symphony Orchestra and evaluated and advised countless students, Cornell said. “He was just such a great guy because he
Johnson, see page 2
1 week before Boston Marathon, free counseling services offered to residents By Adrian Baker Daily Free Press Staff
With the 2014 Boston Marathon approaching, the Boston Public Health Commission will be offering free counseling services to those who may be struggling with residual emotions provoked by the anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The counseling sessions, which will be operated by trained mental health clinicians, are available at the Boston Public Library on Tuesday, the anniversary of the marathon bombings, and at Our Lady of Victories Church in Copley Square on April 22. Additionally, counseling will be available over the phone via the Mayor’s Health Line. “As the anniversary approaches and as the 2014 Marathon approaches, we know that it will stir a lot of emotions from those that were actually injured or survived the bombings, but also for residents in the city in general,” said Nick Martin, BPHC communications director. “We want to be able to be supportive of people from each group.”
The BPHC provided more than 600 hours of counseling to thousands of people in the days after the bombings last April, and though it does not anticipate the same demand this year, there is still a need to offer services, Martin said. “If you’re one of the survivors, a year can feel like a drop in the bucket,” he said. “There were some really serious physical injuries that people are still having surgeries and still healing physically from. So it can take a while for the emotional and mental health healing process to happen.” The BPHC is also offering community workshops for emergency preparedness, where people can learn about what items they should keep on hand in the event of natural or manmade disasters, Martin said. “[The workshops are] more focused on general community resiliency in the face of trauma,” he said. “Some communities in Boston are affected by trauma on a daily basis
Counseling, see page 2
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In an effort to help anyone impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Public Health Commission will be offering free drop-in counseling services at the Boston Public Library on the days leading up to this year’s marathon.
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Student: Foundation serves as People with PTSD encouraged to seek help important role in honoring Lu Counseling: From Page 1
lu: From Page 1
were donated to the foundation, said Amanda Frederick, assistant manager of Alex and Ani’s Boston location. The Lingzi family approached Alex and Ani for the charity event, Frederick said. “The more exposure the foundation gets, the more help they will be able to get with raising funds for it,” she said. Frederick said Alex and Ani hopes to host another fundraising event for the Lingzi Foundation and intentionally timed this fundraiser to fall before the 2014 Boston Marathon. “We figured it would be better before as opposed to after because there are a lot of people coming to town, and we want to do it in honor of her before the anniversary,” Frederick said. “It’s a great foundation to honor someone who was a victim of something so awful, and the foundation keeps her memory alive and helps other students with educational opportunities.” Students said the Lingzi Foundation serves an important role in
remembering Lingzi and offered suggestions to raise awareness of her passing. “It’s an honorable thing for them to do,” said Lauren Burke, a College of Communication sophomore. “They were unable to fulfill her dreams, so in order to fulfill others [the Lu family established the new foundation]. It’s recognizable.” Justin Sun, a School of Management freshman, said he supported the foundation but would like to increase its visibility. “Helping others is always a great thing,” he said. “The best way [to raise awareness] is to have a table at the [George Sherman Union]. I am always hanging around here, so seeing a poster, a flyer or even a TV ad may help.” Debra Marcus, a College of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said she admired the foundation’s role in recognizing and honoring ambition, curiosity and intelligence. “Those are traits that generally want to be promoted in college kids,” she said. “College is about learning and growing, and if this is what this foundation is for, then that sounds good to me.”
BU plans to establish memorial scholarship in name of late prof. Johnson: From Page 1
would always find the positive,” Cornell said. “His teaching style wasn’t hypercritical, it was hypersupportive. He decided that the best progress could sometimes be made by reinforcing what people were doing right and making corrections fairly gently.” Johnson is survived by his daughters Kirsten and Nicole, both professional musicians, his mother Ruth and his younger brother Chris. Though the family is not planning a funeral, there will be a memorial service in Johnson’s honor, and they are encouraging individuals to contribute to a scholarship they will be establishing at BU in his name, they said. “We’re absolutely delighted that they’ve made this decision [to establish the scholarship],” Cornell said. “The art of music depends on so many things, and one of the things is the way it’s transmitted from one
generation to the next. For Kirsten and Nicole, they’re carrying on his legacy through their professional lives. I think this is so important to them, that that legacy from their father continues to be part of music education, the education of a new generation.” Cornell said BU is planning to hold a memorial event in the fall, which will include performances by faculty, colleagues and students in Johnson’s memory. “It’s shocking and sad and a great loss, and they all need to go through the grieving process, but everyone knows that our next job is to pass on ways that we’ve benefitted from his presence,” LaCourse said. “His cello students are figuring out that no matter how long it takes to process their grief, they’re going to pick up their cellos when it feels right and practice and honor the teaching that they’ve had from him.”
that goes under the radar.” BPL Chief of Communications Gina Perille said the library staff is pleased to host counseling services. “Libraries are community gathering places, and making space available for these community conversations is important,” she said. “We see these counseling sessions as an important aspect of all of the special programs taking place in commemoration of the 2013 Boston Marathon.” There are a wide range of emotions that people may experience in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings anniversary, said David Langer, a Boston University professor of psychology and clinical director at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. “Some people may be exposed to reminders of the anniversary and see coverage and feel sadness over it but still be functioning fine, and that’s a normal response,” he said. “Others may experience stronger symptoms due to distressing
memories of the bombings, such as nightmares, changes in mood and paranoia.” Langer said everyone will be affected differently, but all should seek counseling if they feel they need it. “For people [more strongly affected], it would be important to go to seek professional help, to express how you’re feeling, talk about the ways it’s getting in the way and talk through the emotions with a mental health professional so that things don’t feel so scary,” he said. Several residents said the counseling services would bring the community together and allow people to heal in the way they feel most comfortable. “There was such a sense of solidarity that resulted among the people of Boston,” said Joseph Findler, 55, of Back Bay. “The ones who were there — there were hundreds who witnessed the carnage firsthand, or relatives or friends of those affected — they’re definitely going to need help.” Laura Montgomery, 34, of Back
Bay, said free counseling is a good option for people from socioeconomic statuses who may not normally be able to afford such help. “There are a lot of people who don’t have the access to resources or they don’t know about the resources that are out there,” she said. “If you were really close to [the bombing] when it happened, you could be a victim of secondary trauma. Even if you didn’t get hurt physically ... it’s something you really need to process over a long period of time.” Adelaide Tingley, 57, of Back Bay, said the counseling emphasizes the strength of Boston’s residents as the anniversary approaches. “It brings back a lot of sad, terrifying moments for the city,” she said. “A lot of people are still very affected by what happened, and the one-year anniversary coming up brings up a lot of those feelings, but we’ve weathered the storm. People are very resilient. It’s a very resilient city.”
Resident: Free Wi-Fi access beneficial for Hub Wi-Fi: From Page 1
Rachel Sullivan, 26, of Beacon Hill, said she uses her smartphone most of the time, but having access to free Wi-Fi throughout the city will make retrieving information easier. “A lot of people will be able to access what they need to,” she said. “Wi-Fi, in a way, is kind of a luxury, so for Boston to provide it ... that’s fantastic to have that kind of luxury
and to be able to access it everywhere, as long as it’s good quality.” Meg Crawford, 24, of Brighton, said the Wi-Fi plan will only be beneficial for residents who currently own devices that can access the Internet. “People will be able to find things out and do things, [but] you have to have something to use the Internet, like an iPhone,” she said. Neil Andrews, 25, of Kenmore,
said the Internet affects nearly everyone on some level, whether it be for professional or social purposes, and this program will benefit the entire community. “I’ve always had access to Wi-Fi, so I don’t really know what it would be like not to have it,” he said. “You also learn about news which gives you a wider understanding of what’s happening.”
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Every day, I stroll into my room around 6:30 p.m. after a thrilling day of work and classes. I sit down at my desk with my Spongebob mug, scavenge through my covert box of assorted K-cups and mentally prepare myself for the scrumptious delight that my Keurig produces. Maybe I’m biased because I adore everything with a fire-truck red hue, but I’ve re- JENNIFER ally developed RUTH an appreciation for my little red Keurig. So what’s the big deal with these “K-cups”? Well, they offer a no-mess situation for people like me that always spill things — especially after arising as a zombie every morning after my slumber. And just when it seems as if my sluggish eyes have been glued shut by cobwebs and the Sandman’s sandy magic, the last thing I want to do is think about how to make coffee. K-cups also offer a fast, easy solution for people that aren’t gifted with using a filter and want their coffee within three minutes of pressing a button. However, here’s my confession. As someone passionate about the environment, I may talk the talk, but I don’t walk the walk when it comes to K-cups. I love them way too much to give them up. I’ve gone through about 80 so far this semester. But despite the convenience that they offer, that’s a lot of trash that I am contributing to. According to the East Bay Express, if you use the U.S. Census Bureau’s report of the total U.S. population and estimate that at least one-third of the population is using single-cup tea or coffee brewers at home, then that adds up to around 966 million pounds of waste every year. Just imagine — this roots from one little coffee pod that you can fit into your hand! Fortunately, Keurig produces an alternative to the K-cup — a reusable coffee filter that has the same shape as a K-cup so it can fit in the holder in the machine. The possibilities are endless. Recently, Starbucks introduced a nifty new spring blend boldly flavored with milk chocolate and sweet orange notes, inspired by a bold fusion of Latin American and East African flavors. I thought about how great it would be if they made a spring blend K-cup. Then, I had my Jimmy Neutron moment ... Brain Blast! All you have to do is buy the bag of coffee and put the ground beans in the reusable filter and ... Voila! Any coffee you want can be brewed in a Keurig. So for all you caffeine lovers with a single-cup coffee brewer at home, let’s stop living our lives with #nofilter. Coffee filters are our friends. And every time you use a reusable filter, one less coffee pod will end up in the landfill. But that doesn’t convince people. So, I suppose you could go on Starbucks’ website right now and buy 12 K-cups for the standard price of $19.99. Or you could get one pound of the same coffee for $14.95 and put it in a reusable Keurig K-cup coffee filter. It’s your choice. Jennifer Ruth is a College of Arts and Sciences junior. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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International students voice concerns at forum Kayyem leads in College Dems The Boston University ad hoc Committee on International Student poll by 39.5% Experiences and Institutional Impact By Jaime Bennis Daily Free Press Staff
held a town hall meeting Friday to address issues and concerns of university students, faculty and staff regarding the international student population. More than 50 people attended the town hall, which took place at BU’s Photonics Center. “What we wanted to do is hear from the community,” said committee chair Willis Wang, vice president and associate provost for Global Programs. “This is part of a very concerted effort of outreach to listen, to hear and to gather comments.” There are 7,081 international students currently enrolled in BU, Wang said. The international student population is majorly concerned about issues with academic support, interaction between domestic and international students and mental health. Director of Student Health Services David McBride said 21 pecent of BU students hospitalized this year were international, a significantly higher proportion compared to previous years. Some international students may
By Stephanie Pagones Daily Free Press Staff
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Willis Wang, chair of the ad hoc Committee on International Student Experiences and Institutional Impact, discussed the effectiveness in meeting the needs of international students at a Boston University town hall meeting Friday evening at the Photonics Center.
not take advantage of the services offered by SHS, which would explain the increase in international student hospitalizations, McBride said. “Our international students are less likely to perceive the need for help in the realm of behavioral medicine,” he said. “They are less likely to feel a need for help even when they actually screen positive for anxiety or depres-
sion.” McBride emphasized the importance of having employees in SHS from a range of backgrounds. “It’s incredibly difficult to recruit culturally diverse mental health workers because they are extraordinarily in demand in and around Boston,” he said.
International, see page 4
Beth Israel uses Google Glass for emergency care By Brogan Calkins Daily Free Press Staff
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced Wednesday the expanded use of Google Glass to its entire emergency department, becoming the first hospital in the United States to do so. Dr. Steven Horng, who specializes in emergency medicine, launched a pilot program in December 2013 for the use of Google Glass, which incorporates a small, transparent screen over one eye, a high-resolution camera and a touchscreen pad over the right earpiece. Together, these tools allow a nearly hands-free use of the device. “Emergency medicine is a time-sensitive, information-heavy field where physicians often have to make quick decisions based on limited information,” said Dr. Terrance Lee, a resident of Horng’s who played a vital role in initiating the Glass pilot program. “Using wearable technology such as Glass allows physicians to bring up information quickly and unobtrusively.” John Halamka, chief information officer for BIDMC, publically announced the expansion Wednes-
day on his blog. “We’ve been working over the past [four] months on pilots that I believe will improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care through the integration of wearable technology such as Google Glass in the hospital environment,” he said. “I believe that wearable tech enables providers to deliver better clinical care by supporting them with contextuallyrelevant data and decision support wisdom.” Lee said the process of using Google Glass allows doctors to view patient data while simultaneously assisting the patient. “Outside each patient room is a QR code specific to that room number,” he said. “Physicians scan the QR code with Glass and it will pull up the patient data for that room number, including vitals, laboratory values, documentation by nurses and doctors and pending orders. The clinician can then speak to the patient, examine the patient and perform procedures while reviewing patient data.” Google Glass and its successors have the potential to change the way physicians and clinicians approach patient care, said Dr. Jenni-
fer Joe, editor-in-chief of MedTech Boston, which covers the medical innovation scene in Boston. “This is a game-changer,” she said. “Google Glass allows a clinician to essentially have a computer and thus electronic health record running at all times that is impressively unobtrusive to clinical work flow.” Joe said Google Boston’s headquarters will host a Google Glass Challenge on April 23, which will feature several keynote speakers, including Joe and Horng. Afterward, doctors from across the country will present their ideas concerning the ways Google Glass can be used in the medical field. “We’ll hear directly from the clinicians experiencing the [tech] problems and their proposed solutions,” she said. “Equally as important, leading clinical and technical experts, including Google executives themselves, will give feedback and push the ideas to the next level. There’s nothing more explosive than bringing together diverse experts to think through and fix problems.” Joe and Lee could not reveal much about the ideas being pre-
Beth Israel, see page 4
Although a recent WBUR poll has shown Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley leading the polls against her Republican opponent Charlie Baker, Democratic candidate Juliette Kayyem won the majority of votes in a student straw poll at Smith College in Northampton. The two-day College Democrats of Massachusetts convention took place between April 5 and 6 and hosted more than 150 students from Massachusetts universities and colleges. Kayyem received 39.5 percent of the students’ votes, according to a press release on April 6. “Juliette has been traveling throughout the Commonwealth talking about bold innovative ideas to continue pushing Massachusetts forward,” said Matthew Patton, Kayyem’s communications director, in a Friday email. “From investing in clean tech through a GreenBank to reforming the criminal justice system to providing education for every child from birth to career. These ideas combined with the strongest grassroots movement in this race are driving the campaign.” Recent reports have indicated that Kayyem is not the leading candidate among all Massachusetts voting demographics. WBUR reported Wednesday that Coakley is currently ahead of Baker by 29 points. In the poll, conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute, 54 percent of participating voters indicated they would vote for Coakley, while 25 percent said they were leaning toward Baker. Steve Grossman directly trailed Kayyem in votes, receiving 21.7 percent, and Don Berwick came in third with 20.9 percent. Joe Avellone received no votes, leaving him in last place behind the write-in ballots. “This College Democrats straw poll indicates the diverse feelings of our constituency about the emerging Democratic field,” said CDM President Will Poff-Webster in the press release. “This convention represents an opportunity for college students to ask candidates about the issues we care about.” The results of this straw poll come as no surprise to Boston University College Democrats Commu-
Election, see page 4
Panel maps pathways to progress in Israeli-Palestinian conflict By Adrian Baker Daily Free Press Staff
Two Boston University professors joined a conversation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Noam Chomsky, a renowned linguist and political commentator, for a panel Thursday to address making positive change in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More than 100 students attended the panel, organized by the Arabic Society of Boston University, Thursday night in the School of Law auditorium. Andrew Bacevich, a College of Arts and Sciences professor of international relations and history, and Assaf Kfoury, a CAS professor of computer science, also participated in the panel. CAS Professor of international relations Charles Dunbar moderated the conversation.
Kfoury said one of his goals in speaking on the panel was to encourage students to be skeptical of the information they receive about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from news sources. “As any educator, it’s important that students develop a critical sense of what they hear and make judgments based on information that is closer to the objective reality,” Kfoury said. “I’d like people to question whatever is being given to them through the media and through other professors based on fundamental principles such as justice, liberty [and] solidarity among the people.” The Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be of interest to BU students because the topic is a universal issue, Kfoury said. “We need to teach ourselves to be advocates for these principles
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Professors Andrew Bacevich, Noam Chomsky, Assaf Kfoury and Charles Dunbar held a panel discussion on the Israel-Palestine conflict Thursday evening at Boston University’s School of Law.
and fight against any form of injustice,” he said. “It’s not something to be passive about. These are issues that should be impor-
tant for all of us.” To read the rest of this story, please visit dailyfreepress.com.
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Student: Officials seem conscious of int’l students ER resident: Google Glass has potential to deliver safer care International: From Page 3
College of Communication Writing Center Assistant Director John Hall said 75 percent of all of COM writing center appointments are with international students and two-thirds of these international students are from China. He said he hoped to hire a greater number of international, Chinese speaking tutors for next fall. “It’s important that we look at how to make it [the writing center] so that it’s not all white American tutors, and then you have all non-white Americans as the clients,” he said. Mihoko Maru, a Japanese research fellow at BU’s School of Social Work who plans to start an international student support group, said she attended the town hall to better understand the
resources BU offers to its international students. “There was a disconnect between what I was thinking and what the university can offer the students,” Maru said. “What I appreciated the most was the attitude that some of the people were sharing. They were saying that we, as in the non-international students and staff, have to change the attitude toward international students at the university.” Maru said when she first came to BU, she struggled to acclimate to life at the university. “It feels like I did all of the work to adjust to the American university life,” she said. “It would be great if the university also did their share of the work, too.” Latifah Azlan, a College of Arts
and Sciences junior from Malaysia, said she found it unfair that BU forces students to move out during official breaks. “For international students especially, it is not feasible to go back [home],” she said. “On top of that, you have to pay extra [for vacation housing].” Azlan said she was pleased to hear that BU officials were conscious of international students’ concerns at the town hall. “The faculty and the staff really want to help international students which is really heartening to hear,” Azlan said. “It makes me happy because I know that they don’t just see us as another student in the class. They see us as someone who they do want to help, and they want us to succeed.”
Beth israel: From Page 3
sented at the Challenge, but said they agreed it will be greatly beneficial and the future looks bright for incorporating Google Glass and similar devices into the field of medicine. “Glass will be a useful tool in
our armamentarium as our goal as physicians is always to deliver the best, safest care to our patients,” Lee said. “As new devices emerge every year, I look forward to seeing how we can carefully and intelligently apply new technology to improve patient care.”
Director: Kayyem making ‘concerted’ effort Election: From Page 3
nications Director Alexandra Blankman, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, who said she believed Kayyem is making an effort to connect with students. “I have seen her speak recently, and it seems that she is making a concerted effort to appeal to younger voters,” she said. “Her effort is largely reflected in her conduct and attitude and less in her policies. She is looking to be the fresh face in a campaign of many veterans. Combine this with her experience on the national level, and it makes perfect sense why many college age students voted for her at the CDM convention.” Several students in the Boston area said their idea of an ideal can-
didate might not be the same as those of working adults or other voting populations. “I’m looking for a governor who has an optimistic view of the future and shows qualities of strong leadership that will help Massachusetts achieve its goals,” said Charlotte Miller, a sophomore in BU’s College of General Studies. “I’m looking for an ambitious, strong, optimistic leader.” Kayla Imperatore, a health science student in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, said Kayyem’s attention to certain issues has stood out to many students. “I’m interested in a candidate who is a good leader, someone who can relate to a diverse group of peo-
ple and be open-minded to the fact that there are other groups besides the general population,” she said. “That person should focus on healthcare and spending, but also on making sure that the minorities are given equal attention.” Hope Kashatus, an international relations student in BU’s College of Arts and Sciences, said the importance of incorporating the younger generation into the campaign as each candidate discusses the issues at hand. “The candidates should work on communication and activation of the youth vote,” she said “I would vote for a candidate who advocates for improving education and creating greater lines of communication for its constituencies.”
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hen former Top Chef contestant Stephanie Cmar quit her job at the James-Beard-winning No. 9 Park, she took what some might consider a step down: She applied for a job at South Campus favorite Mei Mei. “When I quit No. 9, I did it, well, not hastily, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Cmar said. “I wanted to have a really fun job, so I went on the Mei Mei website. It says ‘HIRE ME, I’M AWESOME,’ and I went, ‘Well, this looks so fun.’” Cmar never followed up with Mei Mei, but the restaurant doesn’t hold it against her. She was busy creating her next fun job: Stacked Donuts, a pop-up restaurant circulating Boston and Brighton. Pop-up restaurants are small, chef-driven businesses where a small team (sometimes even one chef) cooks a menu in another restaurant’s kitchen. Some pop-ups last a few weeks, some a few nights, but Cmar’s pop up at Mei Mei Sunday lasted 30 minutes. “You don’t know what’s going to happen,” Cmar said. “No one could show up, a trillion people could show up … There’s a huge thrill to it.” Cmar started Stacked Donuts at Barbara Lynch’s Butcher Shop “as a farewell gift of sorts.” The restaurateur let Cmar bake in the kitchen and pop-up in the dining areas on weekend mornings. The first day was so successful she decided to stick with the project. Soon, chefs from around Boston were contacting her, offering their kitchens and support. “It was just completely organic and unintentional,” Cmar said. “It just happened.” While Cmar was getting Stacked Donuts off the ground, Justin Burke-Samson and his husband, David, were getting ready to start a family. That is, until they saw how much it cost. “We did the research and it’s wicked expensive [to raise a child]. There’s no way we could afford it because we both work a nonprofit, so David and I started a fundraising page in lieu of a baby shower.” The “baby fund” grew, and Burke-Samson started selling baked goods as a thank-you for donors. At a casual lunch, Cmar recommended Burke-Samson join the team, and so Trademark Tarts was born. “Originally it was going to be cookies, but David said, ‘You need to do your Pop-Tarts,” Burke-Samson said. “So I made the Pop-Tarts, we sold out in 32 minutes, and Stephanie looked at me and said ‘You’re not going anywhere.’”
A Tasty Proposal Pop-ups generally serve as a win-win for restaurants and traveling chefs. The pop-ups give the restaurants new exposure and a boost in clientele. The restaurants cover a significant portion of the pop-up’s cost of business by providing a cooking space. For instance, when Stacked Donuts and Trademark Tarts held a pop-up at Brookline’s Fairsted Kitchen April 7, drink orders quadrupled. “Hopefully it’s a give-and-take,” Cmar said. “Without the people who support us, I would be home in bed right now.” In addition, Cmar and Burke-Samson spend significantly less than they would cooking a traditional menu. According to Burke-Samson, Trademark Tarts spends 6 to 10 percent of their profits on food for a day’s menu. In comparison, Burke-Samson said the average restaurant spends 20 to 30 percent of a day’s profits on
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Chefs Justin Burke-Sampson and Stephanie Cmar bring pastries to Mei Mei restaurant. By taking over another kitchen they avoid many costs of operating a successful business.
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Blueberry pie doughnuts sit on display inside Mei Mei. The pastries were there for a special takeover by Stacked Donuts and Trademark Tarts.
food. Restaurants and chefs are far from the only ones who benefit: Line cooks also enjoy the perks of the pop-up. “The people that we have help us are the line cooks in Boston, and that’s not a lucrative job at all,” Cmar said. “You just don’t make a lot of money; that’s how it’s always been. So that extra $100, or if it’s two days, $200, is literally a little over a third of their weekly paycheck.” Alex Kim, Mei Mei’s front house manager, was happy to bring the two chefs into the kitchen as a way to collaborate. “I really want Steph to be able to reach different demographics all over, and [Boston University’s] demographic is gigantic and something we want a piece of,” Kim said. “I know Stephanie has a huge following on the college campus, and just through working with her every week I really wanted her to be in my restaurant.” Kim began helping with Stacked Donuts on the side after the two met at Ming Tsai’s Blue
Dragon in Fort Point. Mei Mei, which opened its brick-and-mortar restaurant in November, played pop-up around the Boston restaurant community as well. “It’s really awesome to bring two groups or demographics together and just cross-brand, cross-market and just benefit off each other,” Kim said. Just Having Fun Cmar and Burke-Samson tweeted their fair share of selfies — all for the sake of the business, of course. “Justin and I take a lot of selfies and post really kitschy things because we’re not serious,” Cmar explained. “The true joy of making something like a doughnut or a Pop-Tart is to have fun, you know? It’s not to not enjoy myself. In the last year, so much has happened that has been so serious career-wise that it’s nice to put crushed up Oreos on a doughnut. It’s nice to take a very intentional selfie. There’s a lot of fun to it.”
Cmar began working in traditional kitchens when she was 15 years old. No. 9 Park, where Cmar developed much of her fame before Top Chef, won awards for its contemporary take on the sophisticated European restaurant. When Cmar was promoted to sous chef, she was ready for a change. When asked if she misses working in a restaurant, the answer is clear. “No,” she said. “Is that too honest? I’ve worked in restaurants since I was 15, and love it, love it a lot, but I’ve never really had anything to claim ownership over, and I really like working on my own terms. I don’t have the same responsibilities, the responsibilities of a kitchen. I have the freedom to do what I want, which is huge and not something you hear about very often. I can be as creative as want, I can bring in people if I want, but really it’s an adventure every time.” Burke-Samson agreed that keeping it casual is what makes Stacked and Trademark stand out. “Everyone living in the city gets to a point where you want to find something new to do,” he said. “Pop-ups aren’t new, it’s not a new concept, but I think the way Stephanie and I approach it is by not taking it too seriously. It’s not a mission statement, but sort of a motto, just not to take things too seriously.” The two chefs try to make sure the food reflects that casual attitude, without sacrificing quality. Playing on nostalgic flavors, Sunday’s menu included cherry limeade and birthday cake Pop-Tarts alongside cookies-and-cream, green tea and blueberry pie doughnuts. “We’re taking things from our childhood and kicking them up a notch,” Burke-Samson said. Cmar looked up from a bowl, where she dipped freshly baked doughnuts into stickywhite glaze, rolling them in crushed Oreos before placing them on a cookie sheet. She smiled and held up a doughnut. “See? Cookies-and-cream. That was my favorite ice cream flavor,” she said. “We’re serious about the quality of everything we put out, but I live life under the saying that if you feel like [expletive] you’re going to produce [expletive]. Nothing good’s going to come out of it.” As for the future, Cmar and Burke-Samson are enjoying the ride and working with one another, letting whatever happens, happen. The two spoke as one, interrupting one another breezily as they frosted their pastries. “It’s been really awesome, and people who are watching us are like — ” Burke-Samson started. “— They’re laughing at us!” Cmar continued. “We have very little cross-over in our lives, other than the fact that he likes baking Pop-Tarts and I like eating Pop-Tarts —” “ — And it’s great because I have no formal kitchen experience,” Burke-Samson added. “I’m learning so much going around to all these places and Stephanie helping me troubleshoot some things — ” “—And vice versa!” “ — And sometimes I help with the flavor ideas, so yeah. It’s great.” For now, Cmar is enjoying herself, appreciating the spontaneity of Stacked Donuts. “It’s all been just fun,” she said. “As much as we plan everything, it’s also been unplanned as well, and we’ll just continue to go as long as people continue to invite us, which is both awesome and frightening.”
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Keeping up with the times
As push notifications are becoming a more common way to obtain news than front-page headlines, Boston University’s College of Communication has turned its head toward this trend. Last week, COM unveiled the Center for Mobile Communication Studies, a groundbreaking step in recognizing the current and future changes occurring in mobile news media. The launch of this center, which is tangential to the COM Division of Emerging Media Studies, will conduct research on new methods of communicating, such as Skype and Snapchat, from a “social scientific standpoint.” In an interview with The Daily Free Press Wednesday, director of the center and professor of emerging media James Katz said establishing a concrete thesis for evaluating mobile communication is crucial to developing a standard for analyzing future communication methods. “Mobility is quite unique because in earlier eras, nobody had it,” Katz 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.” Even though it may seem trivial to analyze something such as texting or sending selfies, which are so innate in the fabric of our daily lives, such research has important implications. As the audience’s preferences and attention transforms, it is vital for news outlets to adapt. If the current market
of readers is acquiring their news from The New York Times push notifications, it is crucial to probe why such media attract so much attention for the sake of maintaining readership. Although the traditional newspaper and 8 p.m. national news broadcast are still alive and (sort of) well, news consumers are increasingly relying on mobile applications to enhance their global awareness. Leading communication universities across the country are also scrambling to keep up with the ever-changing world of media. The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California plans to offer a course focused solely on using Google Glass to report. And the University of Houston is keeping its students and faculty informed by consistently updating their Snapchat stories. COM’s Center for Mobile Communication has larger goals than simply teaching students how to take the most flattering selfie. Today’s communication is evolving, and educators owe it to their students to adapt to the new forms of media they themselves might not have yet mastered. Mobile communication is an inevitable part of our daily lives, and pinpointing how this came to be is essential for analyzing what readers want and helping journalists stay on top of trends while still getting the message out to the public.
Rehabilitation not incarceration
After going on a stabbing rampage at his high school last week in Pennsylvania, officials deemed 16-year-old Alex Hribal’s actions so heinous that prosecutors argue the current juvenile justice system will not allow for a severe enough punishment. Attorney Steve Colafella said that the older the juvenile, the easier it is for prosecutors to argue that their actions exhibit a “degree of criminal sophistication.” However, trying Hribal, or any juvenile for that matter, based on the “sophistication” of their crime sets a dangerous precedent for creating loopholes in our justice system. Last week, Hribal entered his high school and injured 21 of his fellow students and a security guard. Several of these victims narrowly escaped death, and many are still undergoing multiple surgeries. Police and Hribal’s lawyers have yet to determine a motive for his actions, but let’s not be surprised when the psychiatric evaluation cites the words “mentally ill” and “emotionally disturbed.” Hribal’s actions were horrific and gruesome, and his punishment should correlate to the severity of his crime. However, although the provisions under the juvenile justice system may not allow for a long enough jail sentence, he is still technically a minor, and the prosecutors cannot lose sight of that. Hribal’s attorney is looking to get the case moved back down to the juvenile court, claiming that he would have a better chance
of rehabilitation in the juvenile system than in an adult court. Pushing Hribal to adult court perpetuates a big problem in our justice system, which puts an emphasis on incarceration rather than rehabilitation. According to the Bureau of Justice Statics, in 2009, more than 1,000 juveniles across six different states were put in adult prisons. Christian Fernandez, a 12-year-old who was charged as an adult for murdering his 2-year-old brother was among one of the more extreme cases. Regardless of how horrid the crimes that these juveniles committed are, being tried as a juvenile or an adult should not be left up to interpretation based on the criminal’s “mental age” or the nature of their behavior. Although Hribal is only two years away from becoming considered an adult legally, there is a logical reason why juveniles and adults are placed into separate categories. Hribal’s age should not excuse him from the crime he committed, but the fact that he is so young shows there is a lot more fundamentally wrong with him than just having a lot of pent-up animosity. Hribal does not deserve sympathy by any means, but rather, he deserves the professional attention for correction. If the prosecutors want to uphold the integrity of our country’s justice system, they need to adhere to the concrete lines within it — even if diverging from it would make for a more sophisticated punishment.
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Sofiya Mahdi As human beings, we like to gravitate toward situations that make us feel safe. We lock our front doors when we come in and out of our homes. We keep sensitive documents safely stored away. We insist that our friends text us to say they’ve reached home safely on the weekends. And yet, when it comes to our security online, we are incredibly trusting of storing our information in “safe” corners of the web. There is very little we do not do on the Internet. Especially in the case of the average college student, before you know it, your innermost information is stored in websites all over the place, protected solely by a combination of letters and numbers, which we invent to serve as a safeguard to our privacy. So one can imagine the repercussions when that sense of safety we take for granted is compromised by a virus, let alone one that has apparently plagued the system for two years. As the bug, dubbed “Heartbleed,” sent the media into a frenzy along with millions of consumers, Bloomberg reported yet another twist in the tale. According to a story published Saturday, the U.S. National Security Agency was allegedly aware of this bug, and employed it as a resource to gather “critical intelligence.” If this information is accurate, it will only serve to complicate and re-ignite the debate over privacy and interests of national security. Consequently, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence denied any knowledge of the bug prior to this year. Regardless of its purpose, the severity of the issue cannot be marginalised. Heartbleed is one of the biggest breaches of Internet security in history, affecting close to two-thirds of all websites. Upon its discovery a few days ago, passwords have been changed, private companies have had to deal with potential vulnerabilities and the entire Canadian government has suspended the ability to file taxes online. U.S. President Barack Obama has called a panel to review the NSA’s surveillance activities, namely to ensure that deficiencies in online secure systems are not exploited, but rather fixed. But, these days, our safety is not entirely reliant on a quick password reset. Now, the planet is facing a calamity with no reset button in sight. Climate change has been on the international agenda for a long time, but with economic pitfalls and social issues rising in priority on the policy agenda, environmental perils are left largely in the dust.
On Sunday, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report which indicated that climate change could be contained, but at the cost of dramatic governmental action. According to a TIME article on Sunday, global greenhouse emissions must be reduced by 40 to 70 percent compared to 2010 levels. Nevertheless, the good news is that change is already in motion. Countries such as Denmark, Germany and even areas of the United States are becoming more conducive to using renewable energy as a substitute to traditional energy sources. How the complex relationship between climate change activism and conventional policymaking plays out is unpredictable, but the ambiguity and inefficiency could prove costly to the safety of everyone on the planet. And, in some cases, the want for safety is heightened as a result of danger and destruction. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the media relations operation concerning the “Dear Boston” exhibit at the Boston Public Library last week. Even though the bombings during the Boston Marathon were a year ago, the emotions of reading messages of solidarity and optimism were still fresh. It is with sadness we accept that tradition of the Boston Marathon will never be the same again. Yet, knowing this city and knowing its limitless heart, you can be sure that support for the runners, survivors and for Boston will be insurmountable. That is why thousands will flock to the route this year unafraid, because with solidarity comes a self-proclaimed safety and security, owned, measured or monitored by no one but ourselves. On Sunday, the Washington Wizards basketball team ushered in its newest member on a one-day contract. Amaris Jackson, a 10-year-old who suffers from renal cell carcinoma, a rare form of kidney cancer. Undeterred by her illness, she took advantage of her opportunity to be a part of a team she is passionate about. The human spirit of taking life by the scruff of its neck, creating your dreams and not allowing the world or fear or obstacles dictate your days. That’s the spirit of Boston, and may it stay that way for years to come. Sofiya Mahdi is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences and a former managing editor at The Daily Free Press. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Greyhounds use 7 consecutive goals to close out Terriers Women’s Lacrosse: From Page 8
in favor of the visitors. Five minutes later, BU countered with two goals of its own. Senior attack Elizabeth Morse and redshirt sophomore attack Mallory Collins each added a goal to cut Loyola’s lead back to two goals. But every time it felt like the Terriers were back in the game, the Greyhounds had an answer. Midfielder Sydney Thomas fired a shot to the back of the net at the 8:13 mark, and midfielder Marlee Paton had two goals of her own to finish the half, extending the Greyhounds’ lead to 10-5 at the break. “We were in the game,” Robertshaw said. “But those three goals to end the
half really hurt us. It seemed like my girls started to hang their hands, and I didn’t like that, not one bit. Our defense let us down a little bit at the end of the half, and they need to stay sharp, for all 30 minutes.” To start the second half, BU won the draw control, but turned the ball over on the opening possession, which led to Paton scoring her third goal of the game. This pushed Loyola’s lead to six goals, the Greyhounds’ biggest lead of the game at that point. The Terriers came back with two quick ones, as Adams and Weiner took advantage of the Loyola’s sloppy defense to make the score 11-7 with just over 27 minutes left in the contest.
“Once we cut the lead to four goals and started playing better, I thought we had a chance,” Robertshaw said. “But we just couldn’t stay focused, we needed to keep putting pressure on them. It eventually came back to hurt us, but when you’re making a comeback, you have to take some risks.” In the 26th minute the two teams exchanged goals to bring the score to 12-8. Loyola would then go on to finish the game on a 7-0 run with seven different Greyhounds scoring during the stretch. Throughout the game, 11 different Greyhounds notched goals. Overall, the Greyhounds posted a clear advantage in shots, outshooting BU 43-12.
The Greyhounds also posted a 22-9 advantage in draw control. The win guaranteed the Greyhounds at least a share of the Patriot League regular season title and a first-round bye in the Patriot League Tournament. The loss for the Terriers added to their frustration, as they have now lost three games in a row. “We need to get back on track,” Robertshaw said. “I don’t know what we’re doing out there, that second half was just terrible. A 7-0 run? Really? We can’t let that happen. I may be happy about the attacks, they finally seem to be playing better and with more consistency. But if we want to win going forward, our defense needs to pick it up.”
Zickel collects 14 saves in 2nd start Men’s Lacrosse: From Page 8
Zickel and his defensive unit kept the Terriers close at the break. The Hudson, Ohio native made eight saves in the half, while the defense went 7-of-10 on clear attempts against the Loyola offense that came into the game ranked fifth in the NCAA. On the other end of the field, the BU offense tested a Greyhounds defense that sits fourth in the nation in scoring defense. The Terriers took 15 shots in the half, and forced Runkel to make eight saves. In the third frame, things would open up for both sides. Freshman midfielder Sam Talkow won the opening faceoff to give the Terriers the first attacking chance of the second half. On the possession, freshman midfielder Craig Zebrowski got the ball near midfield, made a darting run down the right alley and slotted one past Runkel to make it a two-goal game a little more than a minute into the half. Zebrowski’s goal proved to be a wakeup call for the dormant Greyhound offense that went on to score four unanswered goals to open up an 8-2 advantage with 8:08 remaining in the third quarter. BU would respond with two quick goals from freshman midfielders Chad Bell and Sammy Davis to bring the Terriers back to within four goals of the Greyhounds. At the 1:34 mark, the Patriot League leader in assists, attack Justin Ward, notched the 37th helper of his senior cam-
paign when he capped off a long Greyhound possession with a pass across the frame of the goal to midfielder Tyler Albrecht, who scored to make the Loyola lead 9-4 through the first three quarters. Loyola continued its scoring surge to start the fourth as freshman Ryan Fournier tallied his third goal of the year with 13:26 to go in the contest, pushing the Greyhound lead back to six goals. BU would fight back, though, and Tenney took advantage of a man-up opportunity to make it 10-5 in favor of Loyola. Freshman midfielder Cal Dearth assisted on Tenney’s goal and with 7:12 remaining, he converted his own unassisted effort in transition, bringing the score to 10-6. From there, the Loyola offense took over, scoring five straight goals to end the contest. Pontrello, who stands second in the nation in goals per game, scored three of the Greyhounds’ goals and Ward assisted on two during the stretch. Although the result was another loss for the Terriers, the team showed signs of improvement. Zickel made a career-high 14 saves and the defense went 19-for-23 on clears. In addition, the team only committed 15 turnovers, a markedly better result than the 26 it had in its last matchup against Harvard University, a 14-9 loss, last Tuesday. BU coach Ryan Polley could not be reached for comment.
Horka tallies goal, adds to 5-game streak Horka: From Page 8
ness. Horka has two times as many fouls as the next closest Terrier with 67 and she has turned the ball over 28 times, which also leads the squad. During BU’s threegame losing streak, Horka has turned the ball over eight times. Facing No. 14 Loyola UniversityMaryland Saturday, Horka played her typical game, only this time she matched up against a team of comparable athleticism. She scored the Terriers’ final goal, cutting the deficit to four, before the Greyhounds (11-4, 7-0 Patriot League) finished out the game on a 7-0 run to cap off a 19-8 drubbing. Though she kept her goal streak alive, Horka fell prone to a swarming Loyola defense that took her out of her element. She committed four turnovers, all of which occurred near midfield during the transi-
tion into the offensive zone. To add insult to injury, the referees targeted Horka for six fouls where one of them resulted in a yellow card and a two-minute stint on the sideline. “I think Jill is playing a really tough game right now,” Robertshaw said. “I was happy to see her take more chances today. For Jill, she just has to find the balance between playing the team game plan and bringing her athleticism to it.” With a matchup against crosstown rival Harvard University coming up on Wednesday, Horka and the Terriers will get the chance to control possession. The Crimson (7-5) play a more conservative defense than BU has seen in recent weeks as they force less than eight turnovers per game. Though Horka has struggled of late in possession, the stage is set for her athleticism to take over as the season winds down.
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Freshman Cal Dearth added a goal and an assist during BU’s loss to top-ranked Loyola.
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the Eagles, the team boasted production up and down the lineup. Kehr finished Saturday with four hits and two RBI, while Clendenny had three hits with four RBI. Connolly also tallied three hits, four runs and four swiped bags. Additionally, the two Terrier pitchers who had been out for weeks with injuries, Russell and Akers, finally returned, taking an enormous amount of pressure off of Hynes. Gleason said she was happy to get Russell and Akers some innings this past weekend after missing some time. “We just wanted to get them back in the games, get them comfortable,” Gleason said. “It was great for us to have those options… It was a good thing for us to have them there [this weekend].” Sunday, the Terriers worked quickly, as
they looked to snap their four-game losing streak. Following a leadoff foul out from Connolly, freshman third baseman Brittany Younan got the offense rolling for BU with a double, her first of three hits on the day. Kehr sent Younan home with a double of her own and Hynes and junior first baseman Mandy Fernandez each added doubles. Ekart followed with a two-run home run, totaling five runs in the inning. The bats did not stop there as the team scored in each of the first four innings to secure an 11-1 win and Hynes’ 13th win of the season. “We knew they were going to come back with their change up pitcher,” Gleason said. “[We focused on] attacking her from the beginning … [and] and hitting the ball on the ground …When you put the ball in play, good things can happen.”
When you put the ball in play, good things can happen.
BU coach Kathryn Gleason on her team’s 11-1 win over holy Cross
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Men’s lacrosse Softball ends 3-game losing stretch with mercy-rule win falls to tough Loyola oﬀense By Jacklyn Bamberger Daily Free Press Staff
Facing the toughest opponent of its inaugural season, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team competed valiantly, but fell to No. 1/3 Loyola UniversityMaryland, 15-6, in Baltimore. Freshman goalkeeper Tyler Zickel made the second start of his career in place of classmate Christian Carson-Banister, who was sidelined due to injury. From the opening whistle, the Terriers (1-11, 1-6 Patriot League) proved that they were not going to let the heavily favored Greyhounds (11-1, 7-0 Patriot League) have their way. Less than a minute into the game, BU struck first. Zickel made a save on what looked to be a point-blank opportunity for the Greyhounds’ leading goal scorer attack Nikko Pontrello. Freshman midfielder Billy Kane collected the loose ball and sprinted up the field where he found sophomore midfielder Alex Paroda, who launched a shot from distance that flew by goalkeeper Jack Runkel. BU’s defense would then hold strong against the potent Loyola offense, forcing a 30-second clock violation. However, on the subsequent Terrier possession, defender Justin Fletcher picked off a pass intended for freshman attack Adam Schaal and sent the ball forward, where senior Matt Sawyer was able to tie up the score. Less than two minutes later, the Greyhounds scored another goal in transition as midfielder Pat Laconi caught the Terrier defense off guard and gave the home side a 2-1 advantage with 9:32 left in the opening quarter. Loyola would get one more goal in the first frame at the 6:37 mark when Sawyer picked up a loose ball off of a Zickel save and dished it to senior Kevin Ryan, who converted to make the score 3-1. The second quarter was a defensive showdown, as neither defensive unit gave the offense any room to breathe. Freshman attack Ryan Johnston almost cut into the Loyola advantage on BU’s first offensive possession, but his spinning shot from the right side of the crease went just wide of the net. After redshirt freshman attack Sam Tenney’s shot from close range was stopped by Runkel, the Greyhounds took a time out with 4:57 left in the half. Right after the break, Jeff Chase found the back of the net to push Loyola’s lead to 4-1. Chase’s goal would be the only that either team would convert in the frame.
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Senior ﬁrst baseman Chelsea Kehr had two hits and also drove in two runs in BU’s 11-1 win versus Holy Cross. By Joe Calabrese Daily Free Press Staff
After losing three games in as many days, the Boston University softball team avoided dropping to .500, finishing its weekend at College of the Holy Cross with a
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in play, but we just didn’t come through.” Still searching for their 20th win, the Terriers headed to Worcester Saturday to begin a Patriot League series with Holy Cross (7-16, 5-4 Patriot League). The Crusaders came into the weekend cold at the plate. For the season, Holy Cross is batting .250 and has just a .317 on base percentage. However, the Crusaders managed to come through, sweeping the two games played Saturday afternoon. In game one, Hynes let up three runs on four hits in the third, with RBI from sophomore Emily Jarvis and senior Sarah Free, who later scored in the inning off a throwing error by senior catcher Amy Ekart. BU responded in the top of the fifth with a two-run double from Clendenny. But after plating one in the bottom of the frame off freshman pitcher Makinna Akers, the Crusaders took the game by a score of 4-2. The second game was another closely contested matchup. Trading runs throughout, sophomore pitcher Melanie Russell was called upon to close out the game in her first appearance since March 8. Russell’s return was spoiled, though, as two errors from Clendenny and one from senior first baseman Chelsea Kehr cost the team two runs, and Holy Cross walked off with the sweep, taking the game 6-5. Despite dropping both Saturday games, there were several positives for the Terriers. Bouncing back from their one-hit loss to
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Late Loyola run sinks Terriers Horka continues to excel in 2014 By Emmanuel Gomez Daily Free Press Staff
The Boston University women’s lacrosse team welcomed No. 14 Loyola University-Maryland to Nickerson Field Saturday afternoon. The Terriers (6-8, 4-3 Patriot League) could not break out of their recent slump, as they fell to the Greyhounds (11-4, 7-0 Patriot League) by a score of 19-8. “We just didn’t show up today,” said BU coach Liz Robertshaw. “I don’t know what happened. It’s like we didn’t even want to play. I didn’t see any energy out there, out of anyone. It was frustrating to watch. I’m not happy right now, not at all and I’m going to make sure they know that. And they better not be happy either.” Redshirt junior Taryn VanThoft won the draw for Loyola to start the game, and attack Hannah Schmitt got the scoring started early, giving the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead just 16 seconds into the game. Loyola dominated the game early on, continuing to fire shot
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five-inning victory. The Terriers (20-18, 5-4 Patriot League) had difficulties early this weekend with a rematch against rival Boston College on Thursday at home. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Hynes, the team’s mainstay
in the circle this year, was asked to go the distance for her eighth consecutive game. Hynes pitched well, allowing only six hits and two earned runs in her seven innings of work. However, her offense failed to back her up. In the bottom of the first, the Terriers threatened to strike first against the Eagles (22-17), but eventually fell short. After drawing a leadoff walk, senior right fielder Jayme Mask advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from freshman center fielder Moriah Connolly. Senior shortstop Brittany Clendenny then singled to right field, but Mask was gunned down at the plate thanks to a solid throw by right fielder Taylor Coroneos. Clendenny’s single was the Terriers’ sole hit of the day, as BC pitcher Jordan Weed retired her next 18 batters. The Eagle offense then scored runs in each of the next three innings. After loading the bases, Hynes walked in a run in the second, and RBI from sophomore Jessie Daulton and first baseman Nicole D’Argento in the third and fourth innings sealed the Terriers’ fate as they lost 3-0. BU coach Kathryn Gleason said she was unhappy after the Terriers’ poor showing on the offensive side. “[I’m] disappointed in our effort,” Gleason said. “I asked them before the game to just focus on the fundamentals and do the little things and I don’t think we did that. It’s tough to win when you only get one hit. “We started the game off nice. I thought at the beginning of the game we were getting some balls
Tuesday, April 15 Softball vs. UMass, 4 p.m.
after shot. Attack Annie Thomas added another goal for the Greyhounds at the 24:47 mark to open up 2-0. BU sophomore midfielder Ally Adams would respond, notching two goals in short span to knot up the game at two with 22:54 remaining in the half. The tie was short-lived though, and the Greyhounds answered back with two quick goals off the stick of attack Kara Burke and Thomas to regain a 4-2 advantage with 22:17 left in the opening frame. A little more than a minute later, junior attack Lindsay Weiner scored to pull the Terriers to within one goal of Loyola. After the goal, play became a bit sloppy, as both teams exchanged multiple possessions. The Greyhounds picked up their play, though, and Schmitt laced one to the back of the net at the 16:04 mark. Burke and Thomas added one free-position goal each just moments later to make it 7-3
Women’s laCrosse, see page 7
Wednesday, April 16 W. Lacrosse @ Harvard, 7 p.m. Track @ Holy Cross, All Day
By Justin Pallenik Daily Free Press Staff
Though plagued with inconsistency of late, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team can rely on sophomore midfielder Jill Horka to bring her dynamic style of play to every game, even if it causes a few miscues. Horka came into BU (6-8, 4-3 Patriot League) as a highlytouted prospect and she immediately lived up to expectations as a freshman. After leading the team with 22 forced turnovers and finishing top-three in both draw controls and ground balls, Horka was named to the America East Conference All-Conference Second Team and the All-Rookie Team. Following her standout freshman campaign, Horka has only refined her skills this season. The Westborough native is tied for third on the team in goals, is fourth in points and leads the squad in ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers. On the offensive end, Horka is a force due to her speed and agility around the 8-meter arc, which allows her to create scor-
Thursday, April 17 Softball @ UMass – Lowell, 4 p.m. Track @ Holy Cross, All Day
ing chances for herself and teammates. Horka has scored in each of the last five games, including a four-goal outburst in the 9-8 victory over Lafayette College. She has also been especially timely this season, scoring two gamewinning goals in 2014. Defensively, Horka plays an aggressive style which allows her natural athleticism to take over. She has caused 20 turnovers this season, six more than her fellow midfielder, senior Becca Church. With 23 draw controls and 27 ground balls, Horka is crucial in BU’s possession game, facilitating successful clear attempts. “I love it when she makes those athletic plays whether it’s causing a turnover or taking a great shot,” said BU coach Liz Robertshaw of Horka. “That’s awesome for us. But, sometimes her athleticism dominates so much that it gets difficult for her to stay in that system.” Despite Horka’s playmaking ability, she often disrupts the Terriers’ flow due to her reckless-
horka, see page 7
Friday, April 18 Women’s Track @ MIT Invitational, All Day