The Daily Free Press
Year xliii. Volume lxxxxv. Issue XIII
MOVIN’ ON UP Millenium Tower to add new chapter to Downtown, page 3.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University
Study links lack of sleep to nuances in appearance, page 5.
BU alumnus Michael Bustamante notches first MLS assist, page 8.
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New Balance breaks ground on headquarters Defense needs time to build case for Marathon suspect
By Alice Bazerghi Daily Free Press Staff
Moving into the Allston-Brighton area, New Balance broke ground on Monday on its new world headquarters as officials attributed much of the progress to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for his dedication and vision in running the city of Boston. Jim Davis, chairman of New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., said he is proud to make the landing the new welcoming gateway to the city from the west. “Boston Landing is a unique, one-of-akind, mixed-use entity,” he said. “It is comprised of 900,000 square feet of office space, a 175 room hotel serving as hospitality center to both the occupants of the complex and the community in general … up to 65,000 square feet of retail opportunities and a large variety of mixed culinary establishments providing 24-hour service and amenities.” Davis said the pinnacle of the project is the world-class sports center, one of seven of its kind in the nation. The center will house professional caliber facilities and complimented by fitness and recreation areas, including a 200-meter track that will attract the best athletes in the world to come set records. Matthew LeBretton, director of public affairs at New Balance, said the project exemplifies the company’s commitment to community and health in Boston. “This new headquarters will keep us here for decades to come,” he said. “We’re putting
By Kyle Plantz Daily Free Press Staff
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Officials, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New Balance Chairman Jim Davis, break ground for the New Balance Headquarters Monday morning in Allston-Brighton.
in a sports complex, a train station … and it ties into what we’ve done in the city from New Balance Hubway over to BU [Boston University] and our commitment there to getting people out and active and keeping the community moving.” New Balance gave a naming grant to BU for $3 million to build an athletic field for field hockey on Feb. 14, 2012. The field opened on Aug. 31 with the team’s first game
against Ohio University. Mass. Rep. Kevin Honan said the new facility will bring significant benefits to the surrounding area. “This is truly a transformative project for our neighborhood,” he said. “It’s going to turn this section into a robust destination site and it’s going to make our neighborhood
New Balance, see page 2
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis resigns from post By Kyle Plantz Daily Free Press Staff
After holding the position for about seven years, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis announced on Monday that he is resigning from the department with several offers lined up for when he leaves in a few months. “It is time for me to try other things,” Davis said at a press conference on Monday. “I have some great opportunities. I have done everything I can here. I have accomplished more than I expected, so I am very satisfied that it’s time for me to leave.” Davis said he told Boston Mayor Thomas Menino on Saturday, although he had been considering his options before the summer months. “It is time to go,” he said. “I feel very positive about leaving on my timeline. I leave the department on my own accord. I wanted to clear the deck for the new administration.’’ He said he did not yet decide on what he
would do next, but he was considering several offers, including a fellowship at Harvard University that would start in January. “I have always wanted to have a connection with Harvard University, and I’m very proud to say that I’ve been offered a fellowship at Harvard,” he said. “I have not accepted that, this is not a done deal, but I am leaning heavily in that direction.” He said his resignation would take effect in 30 to 60 days, depending on the city’s needs and if the Boston Red Sox baseball team wins the World Series. Menino said in a Monday press release that Davis served the people of Boston “with integrity, a steady hand and compassion,” and that violent crime has decreased substantially under his watch. “On behalf of the entire City of Boston, I thank Commissioner Davis for his leadership and tireless commitment to improve the quality of life for the people of Boston,” he said.
“We will work together over the coming days to ensure a smooth transition as a new mayor is elected and appoints his or her own Commissioner for the Boston Police Department.” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, who is also a mayoral candidate to replace Menino, said he was saddened by the news that Davis was retiring. “I’m personally disappointed he’s leaving,” he said. “I was looking forward to working with him for years to come.” Davis’s tenure has not been without controversy. The Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers accused Davis of racial favoritism in assigning promotions to department officers and the absence of minority officers in the department. The group wrote a letter to Davis asking him to resign through a vote of no-confidence on Aug. 6.Davis defended his record on diversity and said
Davis, see page 2
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeared in the U.S. District Court in South Boston on Monday without their client to plead their case for more time in deciding if he should receive the death penalty. Defense attorney Judy Clarke said the prosecution has not presented all of the evidence they plan to use in their case, making it difficult for the defense to build a case against the use of the death penalty in a timely manner. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said six months since the Marathon bombing was a “reasonable” amount of time for the defense to make its case. He said they plan to make their recommendation to U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder by Oct. 31, who will then have the final say on whether to seek the death penalty. The death penalty is illegal in Massachusetts, but since the trial is taking place in a federal court, it is a possible option for Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev, 20, is accused of causing two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 with his brother Tamerlan. The explosions, which were allegedly caused by homemade pressure cooker bombs packed with ball bearings and nails, killed three people and injured more than 260. He is also charged with killing Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department officer Sean Collier when he and his brother tried to escape from law enforcement officials after the Federal Bureau of Investigation released their photos three days after the bombings. Tamerlan was killed that night after a shootout with police when Dzhokhar allegedly ran him over while escaping in a stolen vehicle. Dzhokhar was captured the next day hiding in a boat in Watertown after a prolonged manhunt. He was found with a note that accused the U.S. government of “killing our innocent civilians” and that stated “we Muslims are one body, you hurt one, you hurt us all,” as The Daily Free Press reported on June 28. Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to all charges against him during his arraignment on July 10. Prosecutors said if the case goes to trial, it could last three to four months and the defense could expect 85 to 100 witnesses.
Tsarnaev, see page 2
BU President Brown chooses new top legal advisor to step in on Oct. 1 By Rachel Riley Daily Free Press Staff
Boston University President Robert Brown has chosen a replacement for the BU’s top legal advisor, who is stepping down from his post after 26 years of service, officials said. BU legal counselor Erika Geetter is set to replace Todd Klipp as vice president and general counsel of BU’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 1, BU spokesman Colin Riley confirmed. Klipp will continue to oversee the Office of Trustees as well as the BU Athletics Department, Equal Opportunity Office and Office of the Vice President for Administration Services. “The university is extremely fortunate to have had the services of Todd Klipp through these years,” Riley said. “He’s been an outstanding general counsel and provided a firm hand through some challenging times, like the search for the new university president.” Geetter’s duties will include overseeing all legal matters handled by university and outside attorneys, Riley confirmed. “Erika is someone who has been involved
in working on these university issues for quite some time,” he said. “She will be a great new legal counsel, essentially continuing the excellent work that’s been done out of that office.” Geetter, who has worked at BU as legal counselor for 17 years, said she is familiar with the school as well as the field of higher education. “I’ll be advising the president and Board of Trustees on a myriad of different legal issues that face Boston University, as well as overseeing all of the legal work done by the university’s attorneys within this office, and overseeing any work done for the university by outside counsel,” she said. Geetter said she will be working more closely with Brown’s leadership team in her new position. “The main difference in terms of what I will be doing, versus the job I’ve had here for a number of years is the closer working relationship I’ll have with the president and the board,” she said. In addition to having worked with faculty,
staff, and students at all levels of BU, Geetter said she knows the strengths of BU legal staff. “I’ve seen the university go through a lot of changes and a lot of growth in a decade and a half,” she said. “I know the institution and where we can make improvements … I know the strengths and abilities of the attorneys that work in the office, and know how we can use our talents to continue to provide excellent legal advice.” The Board of Trustees approved Brown’s choice of Geetter for the next general counsel at the board’s annual meeting last week. Brown faced a major decision, Geetter said. “There were two choices [for President Brown],” she said. “One would be to do a nationwide search to see who was available, and the other was to look within the institution to see whether there’s someone who is already familiar with BU who has the ability to step into the new role.” Beginning on Oct. 1, Todd Klipp said he will serve as senior vice president, senior coun-
Legal Officer, see page 4
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Erika Geetter was appointed to succeed Todd Klipp as vice president and general counsel for Boston University. She will begin on Oct. 1.
Tuesday, sepTember 24, 2013
Tsarnaev trial Mass. Rep.: Headquarters will benefit community Residents split over Ed Davis’s could last up legacy at BPD to 4 months New BalaNce: From Page 1
TsarNaev: From Page 1
Three of Tsarnaev’s friends appeared in court on Sept. 13 and pleaded not guilty to charges of impeding with the federal investigation into the bombings. They are all due back in court on Oct. 29 for a status conference. Prosecutors expect to call about 20 witnesses during a twoweek trial.
proud. While [New Balance] sponsors world class athletes, they also provide funds to fight childhood obesity in our city … and turning this into a health and wellness district will help all the children from our local schools.” Menino also attended the ceremony and said the project will generate more than 3,000 jobs. He thanked Davis for his commitment to Boston and its residents. “A lot of companies wanted to go up on [Route] 128 and other places, but Jim Davis continued to
grow in the city of Boston because he believes in our city and he wants to stay in our city,” he said. Mass. Rep. Michael Moran said the project will benefit more than just the immediate community, as it will reach far beyond the AllstonBrighton area to stimulate economic growth and development. “This project is amazing,” he said. “The word ‘transformative’ I don’t think accurately depicts what’s going on here. The headquarters, the hotel, the sports facility and the office space are going to have a ripple effect that will reach
far beyond our borders.” Davis said this project is the result of collaboration of many leaders who share the same vision. “This is one of the finest examples of cooperation between the public and private sector,” he said. “The common goal for the betterment of the community transcended any personal agenda or interest. The final result is a credit to many, a true example of what can be accomplished with proper leadership and cooperation.” Officials expect the headquarters to be completed by 2015.
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his decision to leave had nothing to do with those accusations. “I am proud of my record,” he said. “Diversity is one of the most controversial issues in our society. I hope my successors will keep diversity high in their list of priorities.” Some residents said Davis did not perform his job well. “I don’t think he really did a good job,” said Fouad Helim, 35, resident of Boston. “With the Boston [Marathon] bombing, he should have been able to stop it before it happened. It was a lesson learned for whoever comes next, so they should definitely be able to do a better job.” Other residents said Davis was an inspiration for the city of Boston, especially because of the Boston Marathon bombings. “It’s too bad because there’s going to be a real shake up,” said Lisa Stratton, 54, projectionist in Boston. “With Menino leaving soon too, all the older, more experienced people are leaving and all the inexperienced people are moving in together. It’s going to be interesting … I thought he spoke really well and represented Boston really well through the bombing. “ Jody Mendoza, owner of a mojitos bar in Boston, said when tragedy strikes, someone must take the lead, and he believes Davis handled the situation well considering the circumstances. “He wasn’t the most amazing police commissioner in the world, but things are pretty good in Boston, so he obviously did his job well,” he said. “Things could be a lot worse, so I’d say he did his job well.” Davis was appointed as commissioner on Dec. 1, 2006. He started his police career as a patrol officer in the Lowell Police Department in 1978. He rose through the ranks and because Superintendent of Police in Lowell for 12 years prior to becoming commissioner. Steven Dufour contributed to the reporting of this article.
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Campus & City Campus Crime Logs Sept. 17 to Sept. 23 By Margaret Waterman Daily Free Press Staff
The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Sept. 17 to Sept. 23. Doormats stolen from residence On Tuesday at 580 Commonwealth Ave., a student’s doormat was stolen. He reported it at 2:20 p.m. When officers showed up to investigate, they discovered several other doormats had been stolen from the same building. Student cited for marijuana At 1047 Comm. Ave. at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, officers discovered three students smoking marijuana. One of the three was identified as being in possession of marijuana and was consequently cited. Laundromat fire causes disruption On Wednesday, there was a dryer fire in the laundromat at 860 Beacon St. At 8 p.m., some dryer lint caught fire. While the flame went out quickly, the smoke from the blaze drifted through the building. The building was evacuated due to smoke and had to be ventilated. Everybody was then allowed back into the building after the smoke was cleared out. Institute escapee found at Marsh At 1735 Comm. Ave. on Thursday at around 2 p.m., officers located an emotionally disturbed male non-affiliate who had just fled a mental facility in Brookline. Brookline Police Department officials had been looking for the man before he was located behind the pulpit in Marsh Chapel. He was brought to the Beth Israel Hospital after meeting with Brookline Police officials. Disturbance at residence swipe-in At 610 Beacon St. on Thursday at 8 p.m., a student tried to pass through security without a BU identification card. She was eventually stopped by security and a resident assistant was called. She was eventually allowed into the residence hall. Police cruiser hit at Huntington Ave. theater Officers parked a police cruiser at 264 Huntington Ave. at 10 p.m. on Thursday to work a detail shift. When officers left after the event, they realized the car had been hit. The driver in question left the scene without leaving information or notifying any BUPD officials. He or she has not been identified. There was minor damage done to the vehicle. Man found stealing BU sign On 120 Ashford St., someone reported seeing a man go behind BU’s Facilities Management building on Friday at 2 p.m. Officers retrieved the sign, which was BU property but low in value. The man in question will be summonsed to court.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Millennium Tower to add to Boston skyline BU Quidditch highlights club teams’ struggles By Steven Dufour Daily Free Press Staff
Continuing the trend of expanding Boston vertically, construction of what will be one of the tallest residential buildings in Boston officially began on Sept. 17. The Millennium Tower, named after its developer Millennium Partners, will fill “Filene’s Hole,” a vacant lot in Downtown Crossing that Filene’s Department Store once stood on. It will be about 625 feet tall, shorter only than the John Hancock Tower, the Prudential Center and the proposed Back Bay Tower. “The Filene’s site is synonymous with Downtown Boston,” said Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in a Sept. 17 press release. “The start of construction celebrates the beginning of a new chapter in the history of this historic building and highlights the promising future that is in store for this neighborhood.” The tower’s residences will cost anywhere from approximately $750,000 to about several million dollars, according to Millennium’s website. They will also dedicate 95,000 square feet of its lower floors to retail space.
By Steph Solis Daily Free Press Staff
Rosemarie Sansone, president of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, said the construction of several buildings in the area over the past several years has brought a balance of history and novelty. “It’s a thrilling time for the downtown area,” she said. “So many people are choosing to live, work and go to school here. This neighborhood has always been
important because it is the core of the city. Millions of dollars have been invested here over the last few years for development. What’s great, though, is we haven’t lost any of our history. The Millennium Tower marks the centerpiece of this new growth.” Millennium Towers already has space reserved for several busi-
medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor,” Dunne said. “A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA educational program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician.” One unique aspect of BU’s new PA program, DiGravio said, is how it was created to provide an “inter-professional” learning experience for enrolled students. “We thought it was beneficial for the student because this will be happening here at the medical campus,” she said. “You have these students, you have School of Medicine students, you have students from the School of Public Health and from the school of Dental Medicine all here on one campus.” Additionally, the program will allow students to perform their clerkships, where they are exposed to real-life medical training as part of their 16 months of clinical education, abroad. DiGravio said students will have the option of working in Africa, Northern Europe, Canada or Central America. She also said on top of having the option to work in a foreign
country, students will be exposed to patients from all backgrounds while still in the U.S. “Our patients tend to be poorer than your average patient,” DiGravio said. “Also, sometimes English is not their first language. They are not your traditional patient population, so again, ... these students will be able to become better practiced in a culturally competent way because they will be exposed to a diverse population of patients.” According to a 2013 AAPA press release, the chair of the Department of Medicine at Duke University established a program in 1965 to train ex-military members to perform medical tasks under the supervision of official physicians to balance out North Carolina residents who lacked funds to access proper medical care. The occupation is expected to increase 30 percent this decade, growing at a much faster rate than the average profession, according to the U.S. Department of Labor website. In 2010, the average salary for a PA was $86,410 per year, at over $40 per hour.
Boston University Quidditch has enjoyed a great deal of success on the playing field, but not so much at its home university. Despite ranking in the top five in the International Quidditch Association league, the Quidditch team has struggled to obtain formal university recognition. The team aims to continue talks with athletic officials to try to become a club sport, said BU Quidditch President Max Havlin. Yet the waiting period for a club sport can span years due to budget restraints, officials said. For a newer sport like Quidditch, the process can be even more difficult. “We are concerned because our Quidditch team is becoming more popular each year without BU’s support, whether it be financial or simply access to a storage space for equipment,” Havlin, a College of Arts and Sciences senior, said. However, the team understands the process takes time, he said. “We are willing to work with the athletics department and the Deans for as long as it takes,” he added. BU Quidditch formed in 2007 and became a student group under the Student Activities Organization. Safety concerns, combined with budget constraints, have prevented the team from becoming a club sport. Over the summer, SAO determined that Quidditch could no longer be recognized as a student group because it was too physical. With that, BU Quidditch lost funding. It is common for a prospective club sport to take years to become official, said Tim Moore, executive director of the Fitness and Recreation Center. The successful teams lobby persistently, meeting with officials every semester to discuss their progress. The construction of the New Balance Field and lacrosse’s move to varsity meant the athletic department could add two more club sports, Moore said. They chose men’s soccer and cricket, which had been lobbying for years. BU Quidditch has to compete
PA, see page 4
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Construction on the Millenium Tower project began Sept. 17 on the site of the former Filene’s Basement department store in Downtown Crossing.
Millenium, see page 4
New physician assistant program gaining popularity By Margaret Waterman Daily Free Press Staff
Boston University’s new physician assistant master’s program, set to begin in April 2014, has already received over 1,000 applications for just 28 spots, according to BU School of Medicine officials. Gina DiGravio, BU Medical Campus’ media relations manager, said the seven semester program will consist of 12 months of traditional lectures and seminars, as well as 16 additional months of clinical education at area Boston Medical Center and BMC’s Community Health Centers. “Because of the Boston University School of Medicine affiliation with Boston Medical Center and the BA and Community Health Centers, ... it [the program] certainly provides a diverse population where these students will be trained in,” DiGravio said. Patrick Dunne, senior communications manager at American Academy of Physician Assistants, said in an email that there are over 92,000 PAs currently working in the U.S. and 173 PA programs scattered across the country at various schools. “A physician assistant ... is a
Mass. Legislature, groups attempt to negotiate on update to bottle bill By Bram Peterson Daily Free Press Staff
Trying to compromise on the reformation of the Massachusetts bottle deposit law, two opposing parties attempted to reach a negotiation at a hearing on Sept. 17 at the Massachusetts State House about expanding the five-cent bottle deposit to include a wider variety of bottles and a new distributor tax. “We’re looking to increase the amount of containers that can be redeemed and to encourage a larger number of people to recycle,” said Jack Clarke, director of public policy and government relations at the Massachusetts Audubon Society, “[The Mass. Audubon Society] thinks the updated bottle bill for Massachusetts that would include on-the-go
drinks would be a good complement to curbside recycling.” Greg Cooper, deputy director of consumer programs at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, said the bottle bill is an effective recycling tool that benefits the community. “The bottle deposit law has been around for nearly 30 years and it has achieved the highest recycling rate of any material that we are attempting to recycle,” he said. “On average, [the Mass. DEP] estimates that about 80 percent of all bottles and cans with the five-cent deposit are recycled.” The original Bottle Bill was implemented in 1983 and instituted the five-cent deposit on bottles and cans, but was only applied to
Bottles, see page 4
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In order to increase bottle recycling, the Massachusetts bottle deposit law is being revised to include water and sports drinks.
Tuesday, sepTember 24, 2013
Competition tough for club sport openings Phys. assistant: Klipp will help supervise move PAs will help to new counsel health needs cluBs: From Page 3
with tennis, parkour and several other clubs for the next available spot. But the team also has to address the athletic officials’ safety concerns. Moore said the game involves intense contact and that the IQA has been slow to implement sufficient safeguards. “It appears to me that Quidditch is one of those sports where the promotion of the sport got ahead of the management of the sport,” Moore said in a phone interview. Quidditch naturally involves contact. Two teams of seven — three chasers, two beaters, one keeper and a seeker — face off on a field to see who can score the most points. Chasers try to get the “quaffle,” a volleyball, into the
goal, while beaters hit people with dodgeballs. Meanwhile, a neutral player acts as the snitch and runs away until getting caught by one of the team’s seekers, ending the game. “We found that the game had rugby-level contact,” Moore added. “Folks were reporting that there were a significant amount of injuries and ambulance calls during their events.” There is tackling, but individual teams can change the rules to play without it. Emerson College Quidditch took tackling out of gameplay, said the team’s vice president, Paulina Pascual. BU Quidditch players have sustained minor injuries, like bruises or strains, Havlin said. Other teams have had serious injuries, including broken bones and concussions, but he said the
MA Senators ‘always’ looking for ways to improve recycling BOTTles: From Page 3
carbonated beer, soda and malt beverages. Supporters of expanding the bill would widen the law to include water, tea, fruit drinks, coffee and sports drinks to the deposit. The bottle bill has also served as an effective litter reduction tool, helping to keep the streets clean of bottles with the five cent deposit by offering consumers an opportunity to gain back part of their expenses, Cooper said. Bottles with the five-cent deposit are recycled at approximately double the rate of bottles without a deposit, he said. “The fact that the recovery rate is so much higher shows that if you put a financial incentive on recycling, it will be more broadly accepted and will see more success, he said. Some opponents of expanding the law said they see the current recycling system as outdated and want to change the way the recycling system is handled. Christopher Flynn, the president of the Massachusetts Food Association, said the extensive recycling programs in place today make the five-cent deposit unnecessary from a recycling standpoint. “When the current bottle law passed, there wasn’t the comprehensive recycling infrastructure that’s in place today,” he said. “90 percent of the state’s residents have available to them either curbside or drop-off recycling programs, and in this day and age, it really doesn’t make any sense to separate your trash and drag half of it back to a food store.”
Bill Vernon, the Massachusetts director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, said the presence of bottle return systems in stores is detrimental to business. “The impact on the small stores is that an additional area of the store would have to be used for redeemables … it’s a major expense, it doesn’t help stores make any money in that particular area, it’s a cleanliness problem and takes away from what [the stores] are trying to do in the rest of the store, which is sell food,” he said. Mass. Rep. John Binienda and Mass. Sen. Michael Moore have proposed an alternative to the expanded bottle bill, which would replace the five-cent deposit in favor of a one-cent tax on every bottle paid by the bottlers and distributers. “I think the bottle bill served its purpose and was successful when it was originally proposed and implemented, but we should always be looking for ways to improve on current practices,” Moore said. “We should be concentrating on a more comprehensive approach on recycling.” Despite opposition to the expansion of the bill, Clarke said bottle deposits are still viewed by many as a good source of recycling and should be continued in order to keep recycling rates high. “We don’t need one method in exclusion of the other,” he said. “We need to increase both, we need to increase the amount of containers that are subject to redemption and we need to increase the amount of containers that are subject to recycling.”
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IQA has implemented policies to keep players safe. During talks, BU Quidditch members and officials decided to establish an intramural Quidditch league. The game was altered so it could pass for a no-contact sport, which actually deterred students from signing up, Havlin said. In the meantime, BU Quidditch practices wherever members find space. One week they’ll find a spot on campus, and the next they’ll train in a random field. “I would be very disappointed if a solution is not reached with BU for Quidditch to become reaffiliated, because we are continually one of the biggest clubs in BU,” Havlin said. “So many students will have missed out on a wonderful and thriving community.”
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Pam McColl, a PA who is also president of the Mass. Association of Physician Assistants, said she has been a PA for 28 years, and would still choose to be a PA if she had to do it all over again. “I like that I’m able to go to work and I make a difference,” she said. “I take care of patients ... It also allows you the time to have outside interests, have family, have time for family. It’s not a job that is all-consuming, and I think that it leaves you the opportunity to offer help and to enjoy a lot of the fun things in life as well.” McColl, who is a PA in surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and graduated from BU with a degree in biology in 1982, said the growing popularity of people pursuing jobs as PAs could be attributed to a myriad of factors, including the economy and healthcare. “It’s got a lot of opportunities to it — the salary is pretty nice, and I think a lot of people want to take advantage of that,” McColl said. “I also think that in the current healthcare climate, which is ever-changing, we’re looking to have more healthcare providers. I think PAs are going to play a huge role in being able to help our country meet those needs.”
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sel and secretary of the Board of Trustees. “As senior counsel, I will be available to provide advice to and assist Erika and the other lawyers in the Office of the General Counsel on particular legal matters as needed,” Klipp said in an email. Klipp said he made the decision to retire from his current position for both professional and personal reasons. “Over the last several months I became increasingly convinced that this was the right time — professionally and personally — for me to take this step,” he said. He said he believes Geetter will be excellent as general counsel. “She is intelligent, experienced, … thoughtful, even-tempered and hard-working,” he said. “I have no doubt that the office, and the University, will be in excellent hands with Erika as general counsel. We could not have done better.”
Millennium Tower‘symbol of progress’ MilleNiuM: From Page 3
nesses, including the grocery chain Roche Brothers. Sansone said the grocery store will be the only one easily accessible for local residents, and is a place students at Emerson College and Suffolk University — both of which are a few blocks from the construction site — have been asking about for years. Some residents of the Downtown Crossing area said they are looking forward to the retail aspect the tower will bring, but most of the residences are out of their price range. Rachel Salzman, 18, a resident of Boston and student at Emerson, said while the tower was a symbol of progress for Boston, its lack of affordability was a problem. “It’s nice to see somewhere else to live for after graduation,” she said. “There’s no way I could get in there, though. It will be something beautiful to look at, much better than the hole in the ground it has been, but it doesn’t seem like something the college audience here could get to.” Jesse Levin, 20, a resident of Boston, said the tower would be a great addition to the Boston skyline. “From the South Shore, there are certain spots where I can see the city, and I love looking at it,” he said. “I love seeing the skyline from afar. It can irritate me slightly when I’m in the middle of the city, but being removed, it’s great.” Charlie Abeyta, 58, a resident of Boston, said he did not expect the tower to be as large as it was, but the construction was bound to happen. “We’ve had Boston forever with just two big buildings,” he said. “Sooner or later, they’d have to put more someplace. I can’t believe the city’s as old as it is sometimes though. It’s been building up, and this could definitely be a good sign for Boston. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
Catching Z’s keeps you beautiful Researchers at the University of Michigan prove “beauty sleep” is, in fact, real
reat news, guys. Not only is sleep one of the most heavenly, sought-after scarcities of the college scene, but it turns out “beauty sleep” is a real thing. Dr. Ronald Chervin of the University of Michigan recently spearheaded a study using sleep apnea patients to determine if a treatment called CPAP — or continuous positive airway pressure — could improve certain visual facial cues that make you look tired. And it did. The study and results The study, published in the most recent volume of Journal for Clinical Sleep Medicine, looked beyond normal differences in appearance after a good night’s sleep or an all-nighter. Instead, researchers employed a precise face-mapping system used by plastic surgeons and a panel of independent appearance-raters to look at before and after pictures to determine if better sleep really leads to improved appearance. Chervin, the director of Michigan’s Sleep Disorders Center, said the idea came from anecdotal evidence that staff noticed in patients during follow-up visits at the sleep center. After starting treatments, staff said the patients looked better overall. When Chervin realized no one had looked into the correlation, he decided to pursue the study himself. Chervin teamed up with Dr. Steven Buchman, a University of Michigan plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to look into the correlation between sleep and appearance. “At the University of Michigan, we have a collaborative atmosphere,” Buchman said during a phone interview. As head of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program at U-M, Buchman said he has found that many children with craniofacial anomalies often have obstructive sleep apnea because of the structural problems with their faces. Buchman said Chervin came to him with the idea of the study because he knew Buchman has an interest in the topic due to his work with craniofacial anomaly patients. “We started to talk about whether or not the notion that when you say to somebody, ‘Hey, you look tired,’ is there something to that that you could actually quantitate?” Buchman said. To answer this question, Chervin and Buchman used photogrammetry, a precise face-measuring system. A three-dimensional camera first took photos of the 20 middle-aged patients being studied before they began treatment with CPAP and again under identical conditions a few months after the treatment. Photogrammetry can detect tiny differences
Kiera Blessing Features Staff in facial contours, providing the researchers with evidence of whether sleep and the CPAP treatment actually improved appearance. Chervin and Buchman also collaborated with researchers at the Michigan Technological Research Institute, where Dr. Joseph W. Burns developed a method of mapping colors of patients’ skin. These objective measures showed that well-rested patients had foreheads that were less puffy and had less redness in their skin. Redness was especially reduced in Caucasian patients. The researchers also perceived fewer wrinkles on patients’ foreheads, but as of yet have no way to measure these objectively because too many variables aside from sleep can create such wrinkles, such as facial expression and eye shape. But these objective changes are not always noticeable to the ‘Average Joe,’ so the researchers used a panel of 22 raters to provide subjective data. The raters were asked to choose between two photos of the same subject, in which photo the patient appeared more attractive, alert and youthful, as well as which photo was taken before treatment and which was taken after. The raters chose the aftertreatment photo as the more attractive option two-thirds of the time. They also correctly identified the before and after photos two-thirds of the time. The researchers associated the reduction in redness of Caucasian patients’ skin with the raters’ tendency to choose the after photo as more “alert” or “attractive.” Surprisingly, the researchers didn’t notice a big change in the visual cues usually associated with sleepiness: Dark circles and puffiness under the eyes did not change with treatment. What a bummer. Sleep apnea and CPAP According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, sleep apnea is “an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep.” In other words, one’s body stops breathing on its own in the middle of the night (or during a much-needed nap). The cessations can happen hundreds of times in a single night and often last for a minute or longer. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. These cessations require the brain to rouse the body back into breathing. While this does not usually wake the sufferer, it does ruin their sleep, meaning a night of healthy rest is almost impossible. There are several types of sleep apnea, among which the causes vary. Sometimes a sufferer’s brain just forgets to “tell”
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Using a sample of sleep apnea patients, researchers at the University of Michigan determined that the concept of ‘beauty sleep’ is, in fact, a real phenomenon.
the lungs to breathe, and other times the sufferer’s airways just become blocked. This blockage is often caused by excess fat around the neck from being overweight, craniofacial anomalies or other factors. There are several treatments for sleep apnea, one of the most common being CPAP. The treatment involves a mask that is worn snugly over the nose or the nose and mouth during sleep. The mask is attached to a machine that supplies pressurized air into the sleeper’s throat. This keeps the patient’s airways from collapsing so that breathing does not stop. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression and even car accidents from extreme daytime fatigue. Most sufferers, however, are not even aware that they have the disorder. Buchman said he hopes that this study may lead a faster diagnosis of certain sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. He said that learning what signs chronic sleepiness produces visually may enable doctors to refer patients to get tested for sleep apnea, and that he hopes the technology can be improved to work as a “quick screener” to determine if a patient has the disorder. This would mean a much faster, easier diagnosis and potentially more people knowing they have the disorder. Ryan Whitten, a senior in the College of Communication whose father suffers from sleep apnea, said the disorder went undetected
for a while. “He never noticed it [sleep apnea] until he went to the sleep clinic,” Whitten said. “He’ll stop breathing for some time while he sleeps for a couple of seconds.” However, Whitten said his father’s sleep apnea is under control with the use of a breathing machine. Blame your grades on sleep “Some people may think that obstructive sleep apnea is an old person problem — very old or middle aged — an ‘It can’t be me’ sort of thing,” Buchman said. “… Besides just being sleepy, it may turn out that your inability to focus on a particular paper, your inability to do better in school, potentially could be an undiagnosed problem with obstructive sleep apnea.” So now we can all tell our parents and future employers that that shameful GPA really was not our fault. It was just a painful side effect of our sleeping disorder, right? If only. The sad fact is that for most college students, a poor GPA is probably the result of too many ‘Thirsty Thursdays,” too much caffeine, and averaging four hours of sleep a night. But it is true that most sleep apnea sufferers are unaware of their condition, something Chervin and Buchman hope to change. “Those people that do have obstructive sleep apnea that are treated — often it can be quite life changing to them,” Buchman said. Chervin said he hopes the
results of the study will provide further incentive for apnea sufferers to use CPAP, as some studies show that only 50 percent of patients use CPAP optimally. Even if someone does not have sleep apnea, this study may force people to reconsider their sleeping habits. Chervin said some studies have shown differences in appearance solely from sleep deprivation, but to most BU students, this was not a big surprise. “They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing,” said Rhaissa Germano, a College of Arts and Sciences junior. “You can always tell when someone looks tired.” Share-Leigh Arneaud-Bernard, a CAS sophomore, agreed. “Your body has more time to repair itself,” she said. However, Arneaud-Bernard said she averages about five-and-a-half hours of sleep per night and that being tired negatively impacts her schoolwork because it is difficult to stay awake in class. Other students, such as CAS junior Danny Mack, find a little more time for rest, averaging about eight hours per night. “It is hard to make time for sleep,” he said, “but it’s important so I make time for it.” “College students are among the most sleep deprived people in our society,” Chervin said. Furhermore, he said it is possible that sleep deprivation attributes to the high rates of depression and poor grades on college campuses. So do yourselves a favor and take a nap. It’s for science!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Big business on big guns
Like a solid, successful business, Dick’s Sporting Goods is making a sincere effort to appeal to a range of demographics. After the Sandy Hook school shooting in December, the company issued a statement that stated it would stop selling modern sporting rifles in the stores. You know, the assault rifles we hear about on the news after a mass shooting. While originally Dick’s appeared to have taken a stance on gun control and on which type of guns people should have access to, they have now flipped 180 degrees. According to a BuzzFeed story Friday, the owners of Dick’s Sporting Goods are selling the very rifles they took a stand against in a separate chain called Field and Stream. This is not a discussion of gun control laws, but rather about the hypocrisy by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The company took a clear stance at first, which is commendable for their anti-assault rifle shareholders. But opening this new store seems insincere, especially because it violates the “Sandy Hook Principles” the shareholders are now touting. These “Sandy Hook Principles” are not laws, but rather a list of 20 measures to curb gun violence and motions that companies selling or making guns and ammunition must support to avoid “economic divestment actions” adopted by Philadelphia’s city-employee pension fund in January. A vocal shareholder in Pennsylvania cites these principles and says the company is restricting the shareholder base. So, in essence, the assumption is that Dick’s Sporting Goods is only damaging its own business. “We’ve bifurcated what we’re going to do here,” CEO Ed Stack said in an interview with BuzzFeed. “We’ve talked about, in Dick’s, we’re still not selling the semiautomatic weapons, the MSRs. In the outdoor category, we feel that that’s an important part of that assortment and it will be in there.”
Dick’s Sporting Goods has even detailed a new growth strategy to make $10 billion in sales by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, according to Yahoo! Finance. The company plans to accomplish this by expanding e-commerce, reevaluating returns to shareholders and opening a total of 55 Field & Stream stores throughout the country. It hasn’t been a year and they turned around their decision on guns. Like the shareholders are screaming, it is the principle of the matter here. Large companies are taking more and more time to push agendas and to speak to the media about public issues. At this point, it is almost expected. Which is fine — we can certainly appreciate First Amendment rights. But really? This is just unprofessional, dishonest and misleading. In a country where people are so fueled by anecdotes of children in New Jersey accidentally killing each other with an improperly locked gun or Navy Yard shootouts, there is no going back after you state an opinion on guns. Change your mind and you’re immediately a traitor. There is this huge ethical problem here: Either take a stance or remain silent. Is the company for or against assault weapons, or are they just trying to rope in every possible demographic and make more cash? To some outsiders, this switch seems to be business at its most cynical: ‘Our main company promised not to sell certain weapons, but so we don’t lose that customer base, we’ll just offload those sales to a different branch of our organization.’ Certainly, there are no legal grounds to punish Dick’s Sporting Goods for these actions. They have not broken any law — they are a private business. However, their blatant hypocrisy is saddening, and such disregard for the principles outlined by their shareholders will certainly lead to financial ramifications that come from the business world itself.
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Girl, 21: Idque audire sat est? Sydney L. Shea
For every classroom, there is a pretentious question-asker, a self-important show-off. As a classics major who has taken many literature-based classes where discussion is encouraged, I have had to sit through many a seminar with card-carrying Jane Austen enthusiasts who spoon their 11 cats each night while I silently stare at them in indignation. These are the students who just have to make a final, vain point one minute before the discussion ends, and their moves toward this are usually honored by the professor who is probably just trying to be polite. While your pathetic attempts at forming syntactically complicated sentences with a liberal helping of tri-syllabic words that contextually don’t make very much sense are amusing, if you don’t have anything substantial to say, just leave the teaching up to the professor. Just because you own a Moleskine does not mean that you’re a Pulitzer-winning novelist. But there is also the infamous teller of tales. Each class always has a student who believes a story about one’s emo phase in middle school is a valid comparison to Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot.” Please share more of these anecdotes — you are not wasting class time at all. I know a lot of words. I can do writing real good. But seriously, Greek and Latin courses have immensely expanded my vocabulary and etymological knowledge. At one point, I found myself always answering questions about the meaning of words in a particular literature class. Once the impulse to watch “Downton Abbey” came upon me, however, I did some introspection and decided that this was not the kind of person I wanted to be. No one likes a know-it-all, so I chose to stop talking in class unless I had something that was well thought-out and beneficial to the discussion. Having made this change, I’m a much better listener. I can focus more in class if I subdue my internal thoughts, and I’m even a bit more patient. I realize it’s important to be an independent thinker, but I think people who interrupt a conversation at every chance are verbally incontinent (word vomit!). I’d like to clarify that, again, not all people who talk in class are intrinsically evil (Hobbes reference). I just take issue with the delusional ones who think everyone else, professor included, is attentively absorbing each rehearsed, formulated word. Please stop making the Millennial Generation look even worse by thinking that you’re special, because you’re cosmically mediocre.
Also, raising your voice to appear agitated does not impress anyone, especially if it’s 9 a.m. and I’m hungover. I didn’t know that political t-shirts and eco-friendly backpacks automatically make someone a qualified expert on everything liberal. But go on, enlighten me. If someone really wants to be an independent thinker, do exactly that: listen to what other people are saying, internalize it and then develop your own conclusion. Instead of ranting in class, think about that rant for a while until it’s more refined and convincing. Maybe, just maybe, this method will produce a coherent argument instead of causing you to blurt random things out in class like entropy. Or perhaps do what I did and write a column with The Daily Free Press. It’s a wonderful channel for opinions, but people can physically put it down if they don’t feel like reading on (imagine that?), and then continue onto the crossword puzzle. Now, since I’m at liberty and not wasting anyone’s time, I’m going to share a brief anecdote of my own. Over the summer when I was an England, I helped plan a conference on Lord Byron. It was thrilling to learn so much about an important British poet who loved the ancient world more than Socrates, so I found the lectures and après-conference drinking sessions to be a lot of fun. I was at a pub with other conference members who were discussing Byron and politics. One person in the conversation went on a particularly pseudo-sophisticated rant about Byron and Greece, and coincidentally, my inhibitions were a bit lowered due to pinot grigio. That being said, I gave no cares about intensely, death-ray staring this person down, as I didn’t really think anyone would notice. However, the person sitting next to me tapped me on the thigh and whispered that I looked like I wanted to kill someone. I was just especially upset that these people exist outside of the Boston University bubble. Before ending, I’d like to leave you with this: I consider myself to be an independent, dynamic thinker who prefers to do a bit of research before embarrassing myself. There is obviously no problem with speaking out in class, but it’s also important to be considerate and remember that each unthoughtful comment runs the risk of invalidating the truly thoughtful ones. As soon as you close your mouth and open your ears, people will listen when you do make a point. I promise. Sydney L. Shea is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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September 24, 2013
McKay: BU basketball deserves as much recognition as hockey team McKay: From Page 8
schools welcome sensational recruiting classes. An example is the Kentucky Wildcats: they successfully recruited twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison (two of the top 10 prospects in the class of 2017, according to ESPN.com), among other five-star players. The top prospect in the class is Andrew Wiggins, who’s attracted comparisons to LeBron James. He’ll be attending Kansas, probably only for a year. Most of the top freshmen are now one-year specials at their schools, before heading off to the fame and fortune of the NBA. Another major story this year in college basketball is the large-scale conference shuf-
fling. Schools such as Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh are changing over. This realignment, done for monetary purposes, will no doubt create new rivalries and create some great drama in conference tournaments. With potential storylines like these, what is somewhat difficult to understand is how in Boston, such a basketball-crazy city, BU’s basketball team gets little to no attention compared to the hockey team. I get that the men’s hockey team is fantastic, winning a national title in 2009. I know that there’s not a whole lot of tradition in our men or women’s basketball program. But in the city where profes-
sional basketball was essentially born, how is it that the school with the namesake of the city doesn’t get a lot of fan support for its basketball teams? It’s not very hard to change that. If you’re bored at night and you know there’s a game going on, grab some friends and make your way over to Case Gymnasium. If you enjoy basketball at all, you’ll love BU basketball. It’s Division I, high-quality fare. The team returns all of its starters, and it’s got a decent chance to get to the Big Dance this year. And if they do, you never know, maybe they could upset a major program, and put Boston University on the map of college basketball.
Again, I can understand why hockey has such an appeal up here. But the basketball team deserves just as much support. I’m biased, I’ll admit. I’ve never been a big hockey fan, and I’ve been playing and following basketball since I was in a crib. My high school had a massive following of the boys’ and girls’ teams. So I need some live basketball to watch (preferably for free, although I’ll probably check out a Celtics game or three), and I’d love to have some company at the games. The men’s basketball season begins Nov. 10 against Northeastern University at the TD Garden. The women’s season begins Nov. 8, also against Northeastern in Case Gym.
Olson wins, men’s cross country team places 2nd at Ted Owen Invitational Cross Country: From Page 8
Senior Ally Brillaud placed 17th, and freshman Felicia Sciortino finished in 23rd place to round out the Terrier contingent. BU finished with 46 points, edging out second-place University of Connecticut by just three points. On the men’s side, sophomore Alec Olson finished in first place with a time of 26:09.79. Senior Michael Caputo finished in ninth place with a time of 26:31.37, while junior Ben Ra-
vetz excelled in his season debut, placing 10th in 26:36.70. Sophomore Paul Gennaro placed 15th with a time of 27:05.37 and junior John McKeon finished with a time of 28:02.15, good for 25th place. The Terriers totaled 60 points as a team, placing second overall. Freshman Matti Groll crossed the line right behind Ravetz in 26th place, finishing in 28:04.42. Senior Tom Waterman finished in
28th place with a time of 28:10.92. Lehane said he was pleased with the races on the men’s side, particularly Olson’s, but he also said he feels that the men’s team is capable of even more improvement. “I feel like [Olson] can run significantly faster when he really digs down and has to,” Lehane said. “In fact, I think the whole men’s team is like that. I think we have got to step it up, and we plan to as the season progresses.”
With two races under its belt, the team is in a good position at this point in the season, Lehane said. “We’re making progress,” Lehane said. “We still have a way to go, but you don’t want to round into form too early in the season. I think the women’s team could gel at the right time. That’s what we’re hoping for. We’ll see ... it’ll be exciting.”
Men’s soccer alum earns first point in MLS Men’s Soccer: From Page 8
progressed. “You play Boston College, who is a very, very good team and you play Connecticut, who is always one of the top defensive teams in the country every year,” Roberts said. “You’re not going to be getting a lot of goals, and they’re difficult games to start out with when you’re trying to find yourself. “We’re happy with where the offense is moving. The last three games, we had a changeup at midfield with [junior back] Kelvin [Madzongwe] out. We’re not anywhere near where I think we’re capable of being, but we’re definitely heading in the right direction which is nice to see.” Despite the progress so far this season, Roberts said there are still improvements that can be made on offensive play. “I think we can score more goals,” Roberts said. “The services and flanks can be better, which I think they will be. I think we’re getting our midfielders and people into good positions. We’re just not getting our final service. If you look back at the Providence [College] game, we finally did that. [Junior midfielder] Cameron [Souri] got a great service from the flank and found [junior forward] Dominique [Badji], who put it off the crossbar. “Those are the type of services that we’re getting in position to serve, but the quality of the services hasn’t been there. I think once we’re a little bit more consistent for a number of plays, I think we’ll be a lot more dangerous.”
BU Alum Bustamante records assist in first MLS start Former Terrier and current New York Red Bulls midfielder Michael Bustamante recorded his first assist in Major League Soccer Sept. 14 when he played a ball that led to a goal for forward Thierry Henry against Toronto FC. “He got his first start and he’s been doing well in training,” Roberts said. “The big thing about Michael is that he’s a hard worker and he knew where his spot was on the team, so he just kept working hard, waiting for his opportunity. When he finally got it, he just got the confidence in himself to take advantage of it and set up the winning goal that put them into first place” Bustamante — who was selected with the 13th pick in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft — is Roberts’s sixth player to join an MLS club. He is the first Terrier alumnus to record an assist or a goal in an MLS game since Sammy Appiah scored a goal for the Houston Dynamo in 2010. While he played with the Terriers, Bustamante became the first-ever men’s soccer player to earn America East All-Conference all four years of his career at BU and was the fourth ever Terrier to earn All-Northeast Region award four times. During his tenure he also assisted on 27 goals, good for ninth on the all-time assists list for the Terriers.
Terriers looking to start new victorious stretch after snapping 3-game win streak Women’s Soccer: From Page 8
Terriers look to start a new streak Saturday’s disappointing loss to the United States Naval Academy was a tough way for the Terriers to open up the Patriot League portion of their schedule, as the 1-0 defeat snapped their three-game winning streak. Despite losing in a crushing fashion due to an own goal in the 43rd minute in Saturday’s contest, Feldman said her team is ready to move on and to start a new win streak this Saturday, when the Terriers take on the United States Military Academy in West Point. “[Last Saturday’s loss] was disappointing, and I think what was more disappointing is we didn’t play our best game. If you lose a game and you play your best, then
you have stuff to work on, but if you can live with it, you just need to get better. When you don’t play your best, and I think the players agree that they didn’t really play their best, then there was a little bit more disappointment, but in either case, you have to move because there’s nothing you can do about it. “What you can try to do is not let that happen again … We’re going to learn from it, and that’s all you can do. We can’t change it and we want to make sure that we’re prepared for Army. It’s a big game, another away game against a military academy, and they’re a strong team. What we can control is that we’re ready to play and we work on some things this week that make us better and that we bring our ‘A’ performance, that’s what we’re going to have to do this Saturday.”
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Former Terrier Michael Bustamante earned his first point in MLS for the New York Red Bulls Sept. 14.
It’s a game-changer, I’ll say that.
-BU coach Bruce Lehane on the return of junior Rosa Moriello, who was victorious in her ﬁrst cross country race since 2011
Foul Shots Basketball Fever
We’re getting closer to the start of the greatest winter sport there is. No, all you New Englanders, not hockey. Basketball. College basketball, specifically. If you’re a big hockey fan, you might think that a good, hard check amidst a 2-1 victory is the essence of exciting sport. But I disagree. I’d rather see fastpaced, high-scoring action and ridiculously athletic plays. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the NBA. But when it comes to honest, motivated competition, I don’t need to look any further than the college game. The players just seem to care more about the brotherhood of being on a team than the professional players do. They run plays that are more team-oriented rather than the professional pickand-roll staple employed by just about everybody in the NBA. And that’s not to mention the most exciting two-and-a-half weeks in all of sports: March Madness. College basketball’s end-of-season tournament never fails to be riveting television, year after year. There always seems to be a Cinderella story, a lesser-known school beating some of the big boys and capturing the nation’s attention on the way. In the past, it’s been teams like Virginia Commonwealth University, Butler University and George Mason University that have been able to pull off upset after upset. This year, who knows? Maybe it could be us. It’s Boston University’s first year in the Patriot League. There are 10 teams in the league, including Army, Navy, Bucknell, and Lehigh. The most successful basketball school in the Patriot League recently has been Bucknell, who became the first Patriot League team to win an NCAA tournament game by upsetting Kansas University in 2005. Take a second and think how incredible it’d be for BU to be in the NCAA tournament. The last time the Terriers took part was 2011, as a 16th- (and lowest) seeded team offered up as a sacrificial lamb to the top-seeded Jayhawks. At that time, BU played in the America East Conference. To get back this year, the Terriers will most likely have to win the Patriot League tournament. It’s definitely going to be a great season of college basketball. Many
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
W. soccer’s oﬀense provided by multiple players By Conor Ryan Daily Free Press Staff
While its offense has not fired on all cylinders so far this season, the Boston University women’s soccer team has been effective in getting multiple players involved in its attacking game plans. The Terriers (5-3-1, 0-1 Patriot League) have scored eight goals on the season, tying them with Lafayette College for fifth-most in the Patriot League this season. So far this season, six different players have scored for BU. Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year senior forward Madison Clemens and two-time BRINE Rookie of the Week freshman forward Erica Kosienski lead the team with two goals apiece, while the team’s other four goals have come from junior midfielder Jamie Turchi, senior midfielder Megan McGoldrick, junior forward Ana Cuffia and sophomore forward Jenna Fisher. For BU coach Nancy Feldman, the team’s varied attack has been a welcome sight this season. “It’s a very good thing,” Feldman said. “We have a lot of talented players, our forwards for sure: Madison [Clemens], [junior forward] Taylor [Krebs] … and Erica [Kosienski] and Ana [Cuffia]. Then we’ve got a pool of midfielders that know how to score, too. We’ve got a lot of players that are technically very good at finishing and we’re a program that’ never really been geared to feed one person, one individual. “We try to play a little bit more of a free-flowing style and, because we don’t play necessarily
super direct, it gives a lot of players a chance to get forward in the attack and that definitely allows ... more players to get the chance to get opportunities at goal.” Green continues to be solid in net One of the biggest keys to the Terriers’ success this season lies in their defense and goalkeeping, as they have only allowed five goals in nine games this season. A large sum of the credit to BU’s stellar defensive showing this season is senior goalkeeper Andrea Green. Green, who is first in the Patriot League in goals-against average (0.52) and save percentage (.846), has been stellar over the team’s last three games, as she has only allowed one goal in those 270 minutes of play. “She works really hard, and she’s prepared herself well in the offseason and last year,” Feldman said about Green. “I think last year was a real solid foundation, and she learned a lot with decisionmaking and tactics, and just handling the focus that’s needed in the game for a goalkeeper which is a challenge, because you don’t touch the ball very much. But you have to be ready, and you have to be on and have to be sharp, and you have to kind of maintain your mental focus throughout the course of the game even though you’re not touching the ball a lot.” “She did the work last year, she’s done the work over the summer, and she’s well-coached by [associate head coach] Jessica Clinton and she’s a competitor.
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Senior Megan McGoldrick is one of six Terriers to record a goal this year.
This is her last go-around here and, like all the seniors, they want to leave a positive mark on the program, so she’s very moti-
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Moriello, women’s XC victorious Gilbert’s goalkeeping boosts BU By Sarah Kirkpatrick Daily Free Press Staff
Junior Rosa Moriello had not run for the Boston University cross country team since 2011, but that did not stop her from having a stellar season debut Saturday. Moriello placed first out of 65 runners to propel the women to a team victory at the Ted Owen Invitational hosted by Central Connecticut State University. As she redshirted the 2012 season, it was Moriello’s first time competing for the BU cross country team since she finished 18th at the 2011 NCAA Northeast Regional. “Well, it’s a game-changer, I’ll say that,” said BU coach Bruce Lehane about Moriello’s return. “She has always done really well and is in great shape right now and running well, so we’re excited to have her back. It kind of gives a lift to everybody on the team, so that’s awesome.” While there was a malfunction with the clock and no official times were recorded for the women’s race, Lehane said he recorded Moriello as finishing the difficult course in approximately 16:55.
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“She actually ran a little quicker than I would’ve guessed ... that’s pretty good,” Lehane said. “There was a fairly significant hill midway through the race, which you would expect would slow people down. She ran well, she ran strong and she finished out pretty much in control of the race.” Senior Nikki Long finished the race in fourth place, her second straight meet placing in the top five after finishing in third place at the Nassaney Invitational at Bryant University Sept. 7. “She’s running better than I’ve ever seen her run,” Lehane said about Long. “If we can keep that going, we’ve got something good going with her. She’s running really strongly in cross country. Ordinarily she’s stronger on the track, but she’s doing really well in cross country, which I think bodes well for the track as well when we get there.” Sophomore Shelby Stableford placed 10th overall in the race, junior Ashli Tagoai placed 15th and senior Janelle Jorgensen was 16th to complete the scoring for the Terriers.
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After early season losses to Boston College and the No. 12 University of Connecticut, Boston University’s men’s soccer redshirt freshman goalkeeper Matt Gilbert has been strong his last three games. In his two shutouts against Monmouth University and Northeastern University, Gilbert had a combined six saves. “Matt’s been doing really well,” said BU coach Neil Roberts. “He’s been really impressive. Where he’s come this year from last year, it’s very, very impressive. We’re happy for him.” So far this season, Gilbert has saved 24 shots in five games, good for a .828 save percentage. After starting the season 0-2, Gilbert has worked his way back, winning two of his last three starts. Roberts said that the Madison, N.J., native has made some significant strides since last year. “His confidence is much better,” Roberts said. “His hands are much better. I think he’s making better judgments. He’s obviously a big guy, but he can come out and catch
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balls, and he’s making big saves, so it’s been very good.” Gilbert has received the majority of playing time with junior goalie Nick Thomson still recovering from surgery. As of now, Roberts said the 6-foot-4 Gilbert is the starting goalkeeper for the Terriers (3-3). “Nick [Thomson] is coming along,” Roberts said. “We’re hoping to have a real dilemma on our hands. Nick is coming off of surgery, so I don’t think he’s quite where he would like to be, so we just have to be patient and get them ready. Again, it’ll be a nice problem to have once we get to that point.” Roberts wants more progression in offense Despite scoring no goals in the first two games of the season, the Terriers have scored six times in the last four games. Roberts said he is pleased with the progression of the offense so far this season, and said that the offensive personnel have become more comfortable with each other as the season has
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