The Daily Free Press
Year xliii. Volume lxxxiv. Issue XLVIII
BRIGHT BEAUTIES Students selling t-shirts to promote education in China, page 3.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University
FreeD uses computer aid to open sculpting to all, page 5.
Women’s hockey set for rematch with Northeastern, page 8.
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Brookline officials lenient with plastic ban enforcement Students indifferent to By Felicia Gans Daily Free Press Staff
Although bans on disposable plastic bags and polystyrene in Brookline businesses were put into effect on Sunday, they will not be enforced until January, Brookline officials said. The delay on the ban, which affects around 350 businesses in Brookline, is a way to ensure the law is obeyed without hurting the city’s economy, said Brookline Commissioner of Public Health Alan Balsam. “I’m not interested in killing anyone’s business,” he said. “What I’m all about is making sure that people comply. Whether they comply today or they comply next Tuesday is of no consequence in the broad scheme of things.” Businesses can exhaust their current supplies of plastic bags and polystyrene cups, and come January, Balsam said businesses are allowed to apply for a waiver that would permit an additional six-month grace period before they would face any penalties. The Brookline Town Meeting approved the bans in Nov. 2012, and businesses were notified about the change in March 2013 after review from Mass. Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley’s office. Not all businesses are subject to the ban. Only those with at least 2,500 square feet of retail space or retail pharmacies and supermarkets with annual sales of at least $1 million will be forced to comply when the ban is enforced, including Dunkin’ Donuts near
SG’s campus presence, survey results suggest By Taryn Ottaunick Daily Free Press Staff
Hall and is targeting LEED Gold certification,” he said. “Skanska is also currently working closely with the Harvard Art Museums to renovate the museums’ new facility on 32 Quincy Street to include the Fogg Art Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.” Hewins said the Chao Center would contribute to Allston’s collegiate atmosphere by bringing Harvard business students to the area. “When complete, the facility will serve both as the gateway to the school for the more than 10,000 executives who attend classes here each year and as a vibrant hub that will enable them to convene with each other,” he said. “Allston currently provides housing to a diverse group of students, families and young professionals, and the facility, when complete, will add a valuable
Boston University Student Government officials found that the majority of BU students are indifferent to the role of SG on campus, according to the results of a survey reviewed Monday night. “The results showed that Student Government is not enough of a presence on campus, and our role isn’t known by the students,” said Will Horne, a member of SG’s Department of Outreach. “We aren’t visible enough to the students right now. Most people don’t have any particular opinion on what we’re doing.” According to the survey, which was taken by between 400 and 450 students, 30 percent of students reported that they were not aware of SG’s role on campus. The survey also found that the majority of polled students stated that they were unlikely to seek out SG if they are having an issue on campus, Horne, a College of Arts and Sciences freshman said. With the results of the survey in, Executive Vice President Richa Kaul said SG is already taking steps to address the weaknesses revealed by the survey’s results. “The more people know about us, [the] more people will be willing to fill out the survey,” Kaul, a CAS sophomore, said. “I am confident that everything we are doing to gauge the student voice to determine our agenda, as well as doing outreach and being a more active force on campus, is going to help change the survey results for next time.” Despite the action SG has been taking to increase its campus presence, Kaul said she is saddened by the lack of awareness the BU student body has of SG’s potential to serve them. “I’m not sure if the BU student population has much of an opinion on SG,” Kaul said. “That is definitely something I want to change, that we want to be changed. I don’t think that enough people know what we are and what we have the potential to do for them, and that makes me sad.” Officials from the SG Department of Advocacy also announced a new installment to their ongoing efforts to improve the BU
Harvard-Allston, see page 2
SG, see page 2
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A ban on plastic bags and polystyrene containers went into effect Sunday in Brookline due to concern for the environmental impact of these products, but officials are giving a grace period before enforcement.The ban affects approximately 70 businesses and 35 food services.
Boston University’s South Campus. Dunkin’ Donuts, one food establishment that has been working to comply with the bans, replaced their Styrofoam coffee cups with insulated paper cups in August, but they are still searching for an alternative to the plastic lid to comply with the ban. “Some people like the foam cup, but a lot of people like the paper cup too, so it’s not hard to change over,” said Niroj Shres-
tha, store manager of Dunkin Donuts at 1008 Beacon St. in Brookline. “Other Dunkin’ [stores] are still using the foam cups because the paper cup is a little bit more expensive than the foam cup, but we are cooperating with Brookline.” Whole Foods Market in Brookline has not used plastic bags in their store since Earth
Plastics, see page 2
Allston residents at ease with Harvard Business School construction By Pariza Lovos Daily Free Press Staff
Several Allston residents said they are not bother by the announcement of Harvard University’s new business and administration building, called the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, which will be constructed in March 2015 as part of Harvard’s new campus extension plan into the area. Jack Bringley, 59, a sales associate in Allston, said he does not mind the prospect of the new Harvard Business school building. “I don’t see why the construction or the building itself will affect us,” he said. “Harvard already has another building in the area. It won’t bother me, and if it’s hidden from traffic view than that’s even better.” On Wednesday, Skanska, a development and construction company, signed a $57 million contract with Harvard Busi-
ness School to replace an existing business school building called Kresge Hall with a new, four-story building, according to a Wednesday press release. Goody Clancy, an architectural firm, was chosen to design the building. Roger Goldstein, principal for Goody Clancy, said the design plan would have little effect on Allston residents. “The Chao Center will be built in the middle of Harvard Business School’s campus,” he said. “Because its site is surrounded by buildings, the Chao Center will barely be visible from outside the campus. As a result, once it’s completed it will probably have no effect on anybody in Allston. ” Paul Hewins, executive vice president of Skanska, said his company would provide preconstruction and construction management services for the new building. “Located near Soldiers Field in Boston, the new facility is replacing HBS’s Kresge
BUPD officials use surveillance tape footage to try to ID suspect in library thefts By Taryn Ottaunick Daily Free Press Staff
PHOTO COURTESY OF BU POLICE DEPARTMENT
A surveillance camera captured the face of a college-age suspect accused of four library thefts.
Boston University Police Department officials are still seeking a suspect in a string of thefts in Mugar Memorial Library, the latest of which occurred Tuesday, after identifying a possible perpetrator with surveillance camera footage. “We’ve had several laptops stolen on various dates and times the last several weeks from the library,” said BUPD Captain Robert Molloy. “… We’ve looked at some video surveillance and developed a suspect description that seems to be similar in each case. I’m not saying it’s the same suspect for every one of the stolen laptops, but two or three of them look like it could be the same suspect.” Although a suspect has not been identified, BUPD officials were able to get a picture of the suspect from video surveillance cameras. Molloy said the photo has been sent to Massachusetts Most Wanted, where investigators will study the information
and picture in hopes of gathering information about the suspect. Although thefts on campus occur regularly, this case is unique because the suspect has allegedly returned multiple times, said BUPD Lieutenant Peter DiDomenica. “This case is a little different, because it’s one person coming back over again for the same things, which in a sense makes it easier for us to catch the person,” DiDomenica said. “They leave more evidence behind, and each time they come in, we get a little closer to catching him. I’m confident we’re going to identify the person. We do have a good chance of catching the person.” DiDomenica said BUPD has increased their presence in areas that are prone to frequent theft incidents in order to prevent these crimes from happening in the future. He said students have a responsibility to guard their own property. “I would say about 90 percent of thefts here [at BU] are unattended property,” Di-
Domenica said. “… If people attended to their property, we could eliminate a vast majority of these crimes.” These incidents are not the only cases of theft at BU, Molloy said. “We’ve always had issues with unattended property and thefts from unattended property,” Molloy said. “Sometimes there can be one or two suspects that are responsible for a particular area. We get involved in it, we identify the suspect, and if we’re fortunate enough to make an arrest, we can stop the suspect from being able to do that stuff any longer. It stops.” In order to prevent their belongings from being stolen, BU spokesman Colin Riley said BU students should to listen to the BU officials’ warnings and not leave their property unattended in public areas. “There are multiple messages reiterating that warning and concern,” Riley said. “Yet, we still see almost daily people leaving their belongings unattended for long pe-
BUPD, see page 2
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Harvard contract comes after Some Brookline residents ‘worried’ about ban “Brookline residents are pretty ably better for the broader good, master plan approved in Oct. aware of what’s going on, maybe but I hope they come up with somePlastics: From Page 1
Harvard-Allston: From Page 1
learning institution to the area.” The building is expected to be 80,000 square feet and would include classrooms, offices and dining spaces, according to the release. Construction will start in March 2015 and completion is expected to be in May 2016. The new business school contract comes after the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved of Harvard’s Institutional Master Plan on Oct. 18, which allows for the university to expand its campus into Allston. The plan covers 10 years in which 1.4 million square feet of construction will develop. Harvard’s Allston campus currently contains the Harvard Business School and Soldiers Field Park Apartments, which house a number of graduate students. Several Allston residents said they were comfortable with the announcement of the new build-
ing, despite previous tensions over Harvard’s overall expansion into the area. “I hope it doesn’t affect traffic too much,” said David Spillane, 67. ”I’m retired, so I stay around this area a lot during the day, but I don’t think it’ll be too much of an inconvenience.” Vanessa Adams, 34, a banker from Allston, said she did not mind the expansion unless it created problems. “Its great that they’re expanding to Allston,” she said. “They’re [Harvard] a good school, so I see nothing wrong with it. If the construction doesn’t wake me up in the morning than I’m fine with it.” Tim Dooley, 52, said he is skeptical of Harvard’s master plan. “It seems overbearing,” he said. “I wouldn’t like to think that they’ll take up too much space in Allston, but we’ll have to wait and see.”
90 percent of thefts on campus result of unattended property BUPD: From Page 1
riods of time. One case occurred where people left their belongings – computer and other property – while they went to a class … In that case, the items weren’t stolen because a staff member went over, saw them and stayed there with them. That is not an efficient use of anyone’s time.” Raedwal Arocha, a Metropolitan College senior, said the library should be a secure place for people to study, without worrying about potentially having their belongings stolen. “It [the library] should be a
safe environment,” Arocha said. “Everybody is there studying, everybody needs to use the bathroom. It’s not fair that you should have to take all your stuff with you just to do your business.” Nadine Frei, a College of Arts and Sciences junior, said students who leave their belongings unattended are not to blame if they are stolen. “I don’t think it’s their fault,” Frei said. “I don’t put a Post-it on my stuff with the word ‘steal.’ It’s mine, and if I leave for just a second, it’s not supposed to be stolen. It’s not my fault. I’m not giving it out for free.”
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Day 2008, and they have stopped using Styrofoam packaging in their meat department. “We care about our planet and we’re trying to go green,” said Jean-Philippe Scioville, marketing specialist for the Brookline Whole Foods. “[The ban] really shouts out the green message that not only we’re trying to do, but the whole town of Brookline should be doing.” Some Brookline residents said they were worried about finding efficient alternatives to plastic and Styrofoam packaging, but willing to make the change to help the environment.
even more than other cities,” said Kiryoung Kim, 43. “They always try to cut down on using plastic bags and just use their own bags. I usually do that.” Conor Stack, 29, a physician, said he was concerned about how the ban would affect businesses that could not find alternative measures in time. “It’s probably helpful from an environmental perspective, but it may not be helpful from a personal perspective if I no longer have the bags I need to carry things around,” he said. “I’m okay with them taking away the plastic. I think it’s prob-
thing else.” Karl Fries, 25, who works for a mutual fund company, said he was wary of the economic impact of the ban, but supported the town’s decision to be lenient with enforcing it. “You don’t want to hurt businesses and raise their costs too much, but at the same time, it’s important to be cognizant of the impact that Styrofoam and non-recyclables have on the environment,” he said. “It’s a tricky one. You’ve got to make sure you weigh both sides of the argument … [but] the ban is a good idea.”
SG officials look to implement BUS route signage SG: From Page 1
Shuttle system at Monday’s SG senate meeting. “We will be installing physical signs at all BUS stops that will provide important shuttle information to students,” said SG Director of Advocacy Caitlin Seele. “We will also be getting the live view [of BUS] portrayed along with the free SAO [Student Activites Office] advertising to all monitors in all campus dorms and major classroom buildings.” The signs will show the entire BUS rotation schedule as well as the daytime and nighttime shuttle hours of operation during the weekdays and weekends, Seele, an SMG senior, said. “The signage issue is important because we feel it’s hard for
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the freshmen to know where the bus goes,” Seele said. “Even for regular students, when you get on the night bus, you’re not sure what time the service is over, [or] what the schedule is … Even if it might not be on time, it’s helpful to know the general rotation. The signs will help students physically see whether it’s worth it to run for the bus or not.” SG Senate also revisited Common Sense Action’s policy proposals that were tabled at the Nov. 19 meeting. Representatives from BU’s chapter of CSA, a national organization of students that aims to raise youth voices in Congress, had proposed eight policies that aimed to address various issue areas, such as education, healthcare and prison reform.
Out of the eight policies presented, two were approved for the BU CSA policy agenda that will be brought to the national CSA conference in January. SG Senate agreed on the green energy reform proposal, which promotes the use of sustainable energy, and the education reform proposal, which includes plans to improve education systems in urban areas. “I am surprised, because in all honesty, I think the majority of BU would have supported [all of] them [the policy proposals],” said SG Director of City Affairs Cassandra Shavney, a CAS junior. “In general, BU is a very liberal school, and it was pointed out that they were very liberal policy proposals, so I think they should have all gone through.”
Campus & City Guest Column
On marketing Christmas
It’s hard to ignore the disturbing fact that Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Now, in the beginning of December, with hardly any time to finish your Thanksgiving leftovers, the holiday season is, unfortunately, upon us. Actually, Christmas came even earlier than pumpkin patches this year. Apparently, in early fall, with 15 weeks and two major national holidays to go, it was not too early to start spreading Christmas cheer and singing loud for all to hear. On Sept. 9, the earliest launch of the holiday season of all time, Kmart aired the first advertisement of the Christmas season in an effort to promote their new layaway program. And if airtime promoting Christmas commercialism wasn’t enough, the first fall breezes prematurely blew holiday products into the aisles of Costco. Before you could buy a Halloween costume, you could stock up on candy canes, wrapping paper and even fake Christmas trees in bulk. For many people, it may be the most wonderful time of the year, but excuse me while I try and recover from my Thanksgiving hangover. I can’t deny that I am partial to the horrors of Hallows Eve and the gluttonous spirit of Thanksgiving, but I fear they are holidays that face extinction in the wake of Yuletide expansion. This year, “Black Friday” was moved back a day and became “Black Thursday,” a day on which many Americans used to celebrate something called Thanksgiving. In recent years, however, I’m less and less shocked to hear that friends are spending their day of thanks lined up outside of Best Buy feasting on bags of Cheetos in order to save 25 percent on the Xbox that, I promise, their boyfriends don’t need. I find that celebrating even 12 days of Christmas is beyond excessive and now Kmart and Costco want me to bypass other holidays and start preparing for Christmas as early as September? You can count me out. The holidays. They’re a complete nightmare not only for wellness, but also for my wallet. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around all the money I spent on backto-school supplies at the University Bookstore. Making payments on the debt I wracked up will, I promise you, extend well past this Christmas season. Unless you’re my mother, and probably not even then, don’t expect to receive a gift from me this year. It may get my name demoted from the “Nice List” to the “Naughty List,” but I have never been a fan of the holiday season. To the many of you who are tweeting about the Christmas music that you’re already blasting, the halls you can’t wait to deck, and the presents you can’t wait to wrap, for goodness sake, please, stop! You are the reason that Kmart aired a holiday commercial in September and unless you want to get cut by my candycane-turned-shank, show some restraint! Although I’m sure your premature holiday posts are filled with nothing but good tidings and cheer, can’t you just wait at least until the Virgin Mary has reached her third trimester? Kate Hofberg is a first-year graduate student in the College of Communication working on her masters in general journalism. She can be reached at kwhofberg@ gmail.com.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Student sells shirts to promote women’s education Anti-fracking bill moves forward in In attempt to advocate for the welfare of young and impoverished Mass. Legislature Chinese girls, a Boston University By Mina Corpuz Daily Free Press Staff
student is selling t-shirts and donating the proceeds toward promoting growth and education for these girls in need. Chenxi Ouyang, co-founder of the Bright and Beautiful Girl Project, said she and her partner Juliet Zheng, a senior studying business at a Chinese university, came up with the idea for the initiative when pitching a project for the Unreasonable Institute, an organization that provides support for entrepreneurs posing solutions to social and environmental issues. “Me and my friend Juliet pitched the original idea about documentaries about girls in underprivileged areas, and having them put their handiwork on a shirt,” Ouyang, a College of Arts and Sciences and College of Communication senior, said. “We’d put a QR code on the back of the shirt, and when people buy the shirt, they’d scan the code and see the documentary about the girl. That was the original idea.” Ouyang said she first became
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PHOTO COURTESY OF CHENXI OUYANG
BU student Chenxi Ouyang (left) and designer Claire Sun (right) pose in the Bright and Beautiful Girl Project’s shirts.
involved in activist efforts when she participated in the Unreasonable Institutes’ experiment program, Unreasonable at Sea, in partnership with the travel program Semester at Sea, that took place from January to
April 2013. Participants traveled to 13 countries, including China, to witness and address social and environmental issues. While traveling with Unreason-
China, see page 4
Club seeks to improve healthcare around the world By Olivia Deng Daily Free Press Staff
Engineering World Health, a new Boston University non-profit student organization that aims to utilize the skills of biomedical engineers to improve healthcare in developing countries, will host its first meeting on Friday. The EWH BU Chapter plans to travel to developing countries in the near future, said EWH BU Chapter President Pavandeep Mehat. They will donate necessary technology as well as send professional engineers to assist with the implementation of it in clinics and hospitals. Mehat, a College of Engineering senior, said Friday’s meeting will introduce students to EWH’s mission, inform students of the EWH Design Competition and gauge students’ interest in outreach programs. 40 students are expected to attend. “The biggest thing this [EWH] offers is that you get into the nuts and bolts of what medical devices are and how you design them, and really learn about the issues in the
clinical settings in these areas,” Mehat said. “They [the medical devices] are more focused on civil engineering, the big picture view, the total community welfare.” The Student Activities Office approved the new club on Oct. 30. Mehat said he established the BU student chapter of EWH to fill a void left by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at BU. “At BU, there’s almost zero focus on medical devices in the BME [biomedical engineering] program,” Mehat said. “It’s a great BME program [at BU], but there’s no medical device focus, so this really gives you an outlet to hone that interest and try to create innovative solutions that can be applied to those settings.” Mehat said the BU student chapter of EWH will also be involved in outreach programs at the local level by bringing biomedical engineering to high school students. The club also plans to start local outreach programs in the spring. “We have this program at BU called [the] Technology Innova-
tion Scholars Program, so we go to neighboring high schools and talk to them about engineering aspects,” Mehat said. The EWH BU Chapter currently has a membership of roughly 40 students and plans to expand beyond the engineering community, Rajendranath Selagamsetty, ENG senior and vice president of the club, said. Although there is a learning curve, and technical skills are needed for participation in the club, Selagamsetty said those elements of the experience should not deter students from joining. “People who are really truly interested in medical devices could definitely learn whatever they need ... to be a part of our group,” Selagamsetty said. Christian Chabaneix, a member of the EWH BU Chapter, said having the support of Herbert Voigt, BU professor and the new club’s faculty advisor, will create many outreach opportunities. “[Voigt] is also working with
Eng. Club, see page 4
A bill that would ban natural gas drilling, commonly known as fracking, in Massachusetts for 10 years is moving forward in the Massachusetts State House after the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture approved it on Wednesday. Mass. Rep. Anne Gobi, house chair of the joint committee, said after testimony from both sides of the issue, the committee decided to ban fracking until Dec. 31, 2024 in order to wait until more information comes forward about fracking practices and its impact on the environment and economy banning fracking “Now the bill will most likely end up in the Ways and Means Committee and they will take a look at what the financial impacts of either moving forward with fracking or not and if there are any industries that would be adversely affected by not moving forward,” she said. “They will make the decision to either release the bill favorably or not, and it may come to the floor by the end of July.” Although there is no proof of significant shale gas sources in Massachusetts, some fracking companies believe there could be a limited amount along the Connecticut River in Pioneer Valley, Gobi said. Bruce Everett, professor at Tufts University who specializes in environmental economics, said there are no significant shale gas resources in Massachusetts and the bill is a symbolic statement of a bad principle. He said private companies should be able to look for shale gas because the economic benefits of fracking outweigh the environmental problems. “It’s easy for politicians to come out against something when there are no practical consequences to it,” he said. “In other states where there is shale gas and they’re allowing it to be produced, it’s having a tremendous economic impact. Since energy costs have fallen, manufacturing is getting a rebirth.” Mass. Sen. Marc Pacheco, Senate Chair on the Joint Committee of Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, said there are many places around the country where aquifers
Fracking, see page 4
34 percent of monetary donations went to charities, report suggests By Steven Dufour Daily Free Press Staff
With the holiday season in full swing, Mass. Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley warned residents to be careful to whom they donate money after a Wednesday report was released stating that in 2012, 34 percent of donated money for charities that hired solicitors actually went to the intended goal. It is the lowest percentage of money to get to the charities in Massachusetts in more than 7 years, according to Coakley’s Report on Professional Solicitations for Charities. “As always, we encourage donors to give generously to the Massachusetts charities that benefit those in need,” Coakley said in a Wednesday release. “However, we also advise that potential donors do some basic research to ensure that their donations are going to a worthy cause. During this holiday season, make sure you know where your donation is going, what it will be used for, and
how much will ultimately benefit the charity whose mission you support.” More than $260 million was donated to charities who hire professional solicitors to gather donations in 2012. Of that, just more than $90 million went to the actual charities, according to the report. Before 2012, Massachusetts had been on an upward trend of donations. From 2007 to 2011, both total donations to charity and the actual received dollars had been consistently increasing, with 2011 at 49 percent marking the highest point going to the actual charity since before 2005, according to the report. However, not all charities hire solicitors to help collect donations, so their data is not included in the report. There is no state law mandating a minimum amount to go from solicitors to charities, and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it would be unconstitutional to enact such a law because solicitation falls under the category free speech and to restrict it
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The Report on Professional Solicitations for Charity found charities received the lowest total V of charitable donations and the lowest percentage of these donations in 2012.
would violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The report comes amid of a similar report from Nov. 6 showing even less money—20 percent—got to veteran-related charities on average in 2012.
Several residents said they were surprised the percentage that got to charities was as low as it was, but they still expected much of their money not to go directly to the intended destination.
Charities, see page 4
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
CAS prof.: China could benefit Advocate: Fracking could destroy water supplies said. “There have been over 82,000 which can easily be avoided because from small-scale humanitarianism gas wells drilled since 2005, which gas extraction is a simple industrial Fracking: From Page 3
China: From Page 3
able at Sea, Ouyang worked with the film crew, where she met Zheng. Sharing an interest in social activism, both decided to take action by participating in the pitch contest held by the Unreasonable Institute, Ouyang said. Ouyang said she visited a Chinese province with Sheng over the summer where they followed a group of young girls in the area. Footage of one of the girls is linked to the tshirts’ QR codes. “We came up with the idea, and we want to base the idea in China,” she said. “This summer, we went to China in a little province called Yunan, and we documented a group of girls who work in an embroidering factory.” The Bright and Beautiful Girl Project aims to have a positive impact not only on girls in rural China, but entire communities that would also benefit from the inclusion of girls in education and work, she said. “We chose to focus on girls because if you help a girl you can influence a generation — the generation above, such as influencing husbands and children,” she said. “If you can change a girl’s life, you can change a lot of things.” Work from other groups has served as a source of inspiration for her activism, Ouyang said. The Nike Foundation’s partnership with Girl Affect, a movement that advocates for the education and welfare of young girls, and PBS’s documentary series “Half the Sky,” which follows
activists through 10 countries as they document the stories and struggles of women worldwide, have helped define her focus. Ouyang has introduced the Bright and Beautiful Girl Project BU, a group which has gained members and written postcards to the girls working in embroidery factories in China. The group plans to continue spreading awareness about the cause and further test and develop the tshirt prototype, Ouyang said. This winter, Ouyang said she will be revisiting China with Zheng in order to see how to best use and distribute the funds to the girls in the documentary. CAS professor Joseph Fewsmith, who teaches in the international relations department, said China could benefit from smaller-scale humanitarian and social projects such as the Bright and Beautiful Girl Project. “I don’t see how China wouldn’t be open to humanitarian efforts,” he said. “There’s always room for cooperation.” College of General Studies professor of social science June Grasso said efforts to improve the education and opportunities available to impoverished women are helpful to the Chinese community. “Rural women in China tend to be poorer than those from urban areas,” Grasso said in an email. “They are often less educated and have fewer opportunities ... Anything that assists with jobs, education, and other ways to encourage financial well-being would be beneficial.”
EWH likely to expand beyond engineering, health communities Eng. Club: From Page 3
a university in Peru on projects,” Chabaneix said. “I was lucky enough to work over there in the summer with him, visiting the university, visiting hospitals, so definitely having him as our advisor helps with connections for potential trips in the future, perhaps to Peru. That will give us more opportunities to expand the chapter.” Voigt said EWH provides and engineering perspective to world health solutions. He said since the
chapter at BU is in its infancy, the first goal is to identify those students with an expressed interest in global health. “The Western world may benefit from the low-tech solutions that our brilliant students come up with,” Voigt said. “… My perspective is that there are a lot of students at Boston University and there are a lot of opportunities to demonstrate leadership, and EWH is an opportunity to demonstrate leadership and make a contribution to the world.”
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were damaged by fracking and could no longer be used for drinking water. “We thought we should have a ban on fracking until we have the scientific proof that these new strategies are being developed and implemented in a way that does not impact the environment,” he said. “Massachusetts is not a big market for the fracking industry, so there’s no economic loss of not fracking.” In Pioneer Valley, where many people use wells for their drinking water, fracking could potentially destroy the water supply, said Ben Hellerstein, field associate for Environment Massachusetts, a statewide advocacy organization that started the Don’t Frack Massachusetts campaign. “We have really seen across the country the scale of the environmental damage that fracking has cost,” he
Charities: From Page 3
“I’ve worked at nonprofits before, and it’s a funny thing how little of the money actually goes to anyone who deserves it,” said Nick Accardo, 31, of Chinatown. “A lot of people just donate money to feel good about themselves without looking where it actually goes, and it lets a lot of the higher ups [in charities] make a more than they should. If you want to help, the only way to guarantee it’s done right is also the most efficient. Go out and physically help someone.” James Lahens, 28, a paralegal living in Fenway, said expecting a small percentage of his donations to go
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Bloomingdale’s from the South End, said there are good charities and that it is up to the individual to make sure a donation is handled correctly. “You have to expect there will be organizations who won’t do it [collect money] in the best way,” she said. “Of course, the number [for 2012] is way too low, but I wouldn’t have guessed more than 50 percent of money gets to the right place anyway just because of those who do it terribly. There are really good ones though, so you have figure it out for yourself. You have to do the research. You can’t just give blindly and hope it magically does good.”
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where he wants has turned him away from charitable giving in most cases. “I want to help, and I really do try to be helpful to [underprivileged] people during the holiday season, but I’m just too worried about giving money,” he said. “34 percent is a problem. It’s too inefficient. I’m from Haiti, so I know what the good charities can do and what it looks like when they aren’t around to help, but it feels almost like I’m wasting my donations giving cash here. I really have to be careful to make sure I or the people I donate to don’t get cheated.” Carlen Lopez, 37, an employee at
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The FreeD: Creativity without compromise New milling tool developed by MIT researchers may have wide implications in oil, art and medical industries Katie Lewis Features Staff
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Following a 3D mold, the FreeD (pictured above) allows users to carve complex, yet creative, sculptures with little-to-no sculpting skills. Using a computer-monitoring system, the FreeD prevents users from drilling too closely to the core of a design. Researchers hope this device will someday be helpful in fields other than art.
eeling artsy? Unable to create anything more than stick figures? Well, you just might be able to achieve years of sculpting experience in minutes with a new technology created by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. The new device, called the FreeD, gives users adept carving skills without compromising their creativity and freedom to express. How it works Amit Zoran, the lead researcher of the project and a postdoctoral associate at MIT, has focused on this particular research for more than two years. Researchers involved in the project said the goal of this device is to combine the precision of machinery with the creativity of artists. The FreeD is a milling tool that allows its users to carve freely while simultaneously preventing them from ruining the core of their sculptures. It communicates with a computer, which has a virtual model of the sculpture, and tracks the motion of the drilling bit. While the user is unable to see the sculpture within the block of wood, or other material used, the computer sets coordinates for the model. When the user drills close to the surface of the sculpture, the computer slows down the drilling bit or moves the shaft. Then, the computer stops the drilling bit when it reaches the coordinates of the surface of the virtual model within the material. This prevents the user from accidentally carving too deep, a mistake easily made by amateur sculptors. Roy Shilkrot, an MIT graduate student involved in the FreeD
project, explained that the initial target audiences for the FreeD were people involved and interested in 3D design. “You design something and you want to fabricate it, so you can then send it to 3D printing,” Shilkrot said. “But you can also be like an artist. You can be engaged in the process of making it, and this is the main idea of the project — to get you to be more engaged in the fabrication of your 3D design.” Other features The FreeD differs from previous technologies because it allows the user to engage in the creation of a unique piece of art without endangering the art’s overall quality. Although it follows a 3D model, the user has several opportunities to personalize the carving. In the static mode, where the virtual model is determined before the carving and cannot be changed during the process, users can choose the tool path, which allows them to choose the texture and size of the final product. Users can also choose either to leave extra material in parts or to drill down to the intended surface. The FreeD V2, a newer version of the original FreeD, gives users even more creative freedom than the original model. During the sculpting process, users have the option of choosing between several virtual models, which means the final product can also be a hybrid of several different models. For example, sculptures made with the FreeD V2 can yield a cross between a lion and a bird — or even something like Napoleon Dynamite’s “Liger” — rather than an ordinary, preset design.
Another additional feature is the user’s ability to override the computer. As explained by Zoran, Shilkrot and MIT associate professor Joseph Paradiso in Human-computer Interaction for Hybrid Carving, “the maker can intentionally ‘damage’ the model, working around or inside the virtual shape, allowing for physical improvisations.” Further applications Aside from its “cool factor,” the FreeD may also hold a variety of applications in several fields. “We’re not actively working on the research part, but we do have some things coming up,” Shilkrot said. “There was some interest from the industry — there was interest even from the [U.S.] Navy. They were talking about how to use it to clean corrosion in pipes.” Shilkrot also said some people from the medical industry hope to apply the concepts of the FreeD. He explained how many of the procedures done by hand in orthopedics could be improved by using a tool with technology similar to the FreeD’s sculpting technology. Some Boston University students see many other possible applications for this technology. School of Management sophomore Fred Schmidt said he believes this technology could improve the healthcare and medical industries. “As a result of Obamacare, more people are going to have health insurance, so more people are going to have access to care,” Schmidt said. “There’s going to be more surgeries because more people can now afford them. If you increase the percentage of someone surviving surgery with this device, there’s
a lot more value added in that than in carving a cheetah out of wood.” Meghan Thommes, a College of Engineering post-graduate student, said the technology must be based on proper dimensions of a patient’s body. “The problem with it right now is it’s going off of a 3D model already,” she said. So if there’s a way to do a model of someone’s body through different imaging techniques and then transfer that into a 3D CT image, you could do something to help surgeons out.” In addition to deciding where to make the incisions, this technology could also be useful to doctors while they’re performing surgeries. “If it’s a very complicated surgery, they could help make sure they’re cutting the right thing,” Thommes said. “You would need the biomedical engineers to help develop the tools, but in the end, it would be more for doctors to use.” Yassine El Yousfi, a sophomore in ENG, also believes that the medical field could benefit from this kind of technology. “You could use models to analyze where to make the best incisions,” El Yousfi said. “That would probably take a while to survey with your eyes, but with 3D modeling, it would be really quick, really easy.” The technology used in the FreeD could also have many uses in engineering. Edward Casanova, chief project manager for a large, multinational oil company, explained that this technology could be used in power tools, “such as grinders, where less skilled workers can grind out bevels or weld spatter without causing
damage to base piping.” “[It could also be applied] where precise excavations are needed to avoid existing underground cables or piping,” he said. “The computer could direct or stop the excavator when it gets close to the obstruction.” The petrochemical construction industry could benefit from the FreeD being used in the insulation for piping and valves because with such complex shaped items, it would be easier to cut the insulation accurately. Christine Duong, a freshman in ENG, said she believes more research is required for the FreeD to avoid injuries. “While I find the tool interesting and helpful for exploring the creative side, I do not know how useful it would be used in physical safety,” she said. “The tool tracks what they call a ‘tool path,’ but there is no mention of a sensor that determines a change in material. There does not seem to be a way for the tool to distinguish between wood and someone’s finger.” As it is right now, the sensor and computer only interfere when the drilling bit reaches certain coordinates, or points, in the carving material. Because of this, it would be unable to differentiate between a person and the carving material. This is a potential problem that researchers hope to prevent with further research. The FreeD is valuable new technology that has the potential to empower artists and improve many other industries. While already valuable in its own right, this device may also be the launching pad for future technological discoveries.
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Droning on about the future
Instant gratification is no longer exclusively for music and movie downloads. Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos announced Sunday that the online shipping company is developing autonomous drones that will fly goods to deliver a customer’s DVDs, cameras and baby apparel in a half hour if the customers are within 10 miles of a distribution center. Essentially, lucky customers within the boundaries for drones will be fortunate enough to purchase actual goods without leaving their computer chairs. Bezos hopes to get this program up and running within 5 years. The delivery-bydrone system, however, will not overshadow traditional delivery methods. Because of technological restrictions, the United State Postal Service, Federal Express and United Postal Service do not need to hold their breath. Current technology restricts these electronic drones to a point where only customers within the 10-mile limit of a warehouse or distribution center will receive lighter packages by air. Amazon Prime will not be the first program of its kind in the United States, though. The Domino’s pizza franchise experimented with drones back in January of this year. Back in 2012, the Tacocopter graced the planet and delivered sumptuous burritos through a smartphone app for a short time. Using drones commercially as opposed to for surveillance or on battlefields is a growing trend, and because there is already media focus on drones, they are a brilliant addition to any corporate plan. Commandeering drone technology in itself makes for incredible advertising. The venture garnered a gross amount of media attention, probably because the announcement was so tactfully planned. While people scour the Internet on Cyber Monday, they are destined to stumble across a story about the new drones delivering that shinyXbox One. People are so
excited about Internet deals they do not see how drone technology could potentially be dangerous. As exciting as innovation is, people should be way of what drones are capable of. Americans are already paranoid, especially about surveillance. Innovation is exciting, but are people ready for unmanned miniature helicopters flying around out neighborhoods? What if the drone lands in a person’s yard within a few feet of a child playing outside? They fly by four powerful propellers. What if a delivery is miscalculated and the drones lose battery power? Trigger-happy Americans could also see these drones as target practice. These are a variety of issues we could expect Bezos and his team to work out, but then again, children should be nowhere near four spinning propellers strong enough to lift a drone and your new socks. Bezos appears to be showing off, but he and his company thrive off ideas such as this. The Bezos Family Foundation invited 17 exceptional high school students and 13 educators to attend a symposium in Aspen, Colo. to discuss putting business ideas into action. The Bezos Scholars come from places such as New York and Johannesburg, South Africa. Let’s face it. He’s a good businessman and he’s great with public relations. But how else are businesses, both large and small, going to innovate delivery systems in the future? Granted gifts will not fall from the sky à la Santa or The Hunger Games, but this venture opens the doors for retailers throughout the world to begin thinking about more autonomous methods to deliver their products. While Amazon will not the be first using drone technology for business, the attention it will get even by delivering goods a short distance to a limited customer base is cool enough to inspire more businesses.
On my knees Sydney L. Shea Supplication is an awkward thing. As looming deadlines keep me up all night and abruptly wake me up in the morning with panicked dreams, I’m painfully aware that in the next two weeks, I need to finalize the application to graduate school that will determine the next seven years of my life. Along with applications come letters of recommendation – three or more. I really don’t like asking professors for these because they are way too busy to write really nice things about me, but it’s a necessary part of the process. But it leaves me feeling guilty that someone is spending his or her few precious free hours coming up with a glowing encomium of Sydney Laura Shea. When asking for a recommendation, I’ve found that I need to be humble and confident at the same time. It’s much more considerate to ask someone in person than via email, which is completely impersonal and careless. I’m more neurotic than most people, though, so I’m sure my nerves about asking are a little strange when compared with the rest of the population. My morning begins with butterflies in my stomach about asking said professor. There is no debate about whether it will be a make-up/hair-straightener day or not. I need to look as decent as possible to go through with this. I then go to said professor’s office after checking my lip gloss several times to make sure that it’s perfect. This probably does not make any difference whatsoever, but these kinds of things happen when you’re raised as a cheerleader/ballerina/Barbie doll. As I walk to his door, my heart begins pounding and I’m probably sweating through my sweater. The clam level of my palms is like, 100 percent. Internal panic ensues. Knock, knock. Knock. “Oh my god. Is he here? I should go. He probably hates my guts. I should leave, seriously – ” And mid-internal dialogue, professor opens door. Depending on how well I know the professor, which is usually based purely on how many classes I’ve taken with him, the conversation goes something like this: “Oh, um, hi Professor _____________! Yes I’m okay, thanks. Uh there’s something I was wondering if you could talk about but if you have no time I totally understand like I’m not even sure if these are your office hours I’m so sorry like I bet you’re com-
pletely busy – ” Professor: “Yeah, that’s fine. Come in.” I can feel the vomit making its way up my esophagus. I really should have had a drink before this. I’m cracking my knuckles. Stop cracking your knuckles, Sydney, it’s unladylike. Jesus. “So basically I’m applying to grad school and need a few letters of recommendation. I know it’s a lot to ask at this time of year, but I feel like you are a good person to ask because you’ve had me in class and I like what you do a lot (incoherent mumbling …).” “Certainly, it would be my pleasure.” The look of surprise on my face must be a little confusing to the other person. He probably thinks that I just smoked a lot of crack at this point. “Oh. Okay. Wow, like, thank you so much.” Why did you just say “like” in front of your professor? He probably thinks you are a dumb Valley girl and will now change his mind. “Sure, yes it’s nice to have you in my class. How is everything else going?” And then we continue with normal conversation as I silently calm my insides. While this scenario might make me seem like a psychopath, I learned something last week that would make me disagree. One of my friends from The Daily Free Press (that is the newspaper you’re reading right now … you’ve probably already turned to the sports section on page 8) hosted a guest speaker from a popular news radio station. She spoke about interviewing younger writers and interns, and mentioned that nervousness is actually not a negative trait for these kinds of things – it’s actually endearing. While asking for recommendations is not an interview, it’s still a similar situation in that I’m asking an authority figure who is much better than me all around to do something really nice and really tedious. My advice, then, would be to let the nervousness work in your favor by appearing extra prepared when asking for a recommendation. Obviously you’re not literally begging for something on your knees, but it’s not bad if they’re shaking a little bit. Sydney L. Shea is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences Ancient Greek and Latin. She can be reached at slshea@ bu.edu.
Letter to the editor: Humanism at Boston University
To the Editors: In your feature on Marsh Chapel [“A Ministry of Hospitality”, Nov. 15] published before Thanksgiving, the DFP quoted Rev. Langsdorf as saying: “Students are at a place where they’re okay to say ... I’m not sure if any religion is absolutely correct — but there are all of these options for me to explore right in front of me.” For all its tone of self-congratulation, this quote fails to acknowledge that there is a faith position (held by thousands at BU) conspicuously missing from the options available at Marsh: nontheism. Back in 2008 Tim Martinez (CAS ‘11) and I started a group for students identifying with the naturalistic worldview of Humanism. We founded the Humanists of Boston University as an option for students who don’t believe in gods but who want a place where they feel they belong as they explore, celebrate, and practice their (non)
faith. Looking toward the future, we requested that our Humanist group be affiliated with the other organizations at Marsh Chapel. Surprisingly, HBU was denied religious status, without process of appeal. The “ministry of hospitality” turned out to be a special privilege afforded only to certain sorts of students, namely those holding belief in a higher power. The rest of us are denied the sanction and resources of the campus chaplaincy. Our Humanist community, BU seemed to say, was undeserving of aid or acknowledgement. It’s growing hard to overlook the nonreligious, however. According to the latest American Religious Identity Survey, the fastest growing ‘religious’ demographic consists of people who don›t affiliate with any religion. These are the “nones,” including the atheists and Humanists who are coming together in a post-theistic pluralistic society to build new forms of values-
based community. Data indicates that up to 25 percent of the Boston-area population identifies as religiously unaffiliated, with numbers highest among the youth. Over the last few years, Humanism has continued to grow throughout the country. Campus chaplaincies have been founded at schools including Stanford and Rutgers. Secular congregations like Sunday Assembly are popping up all over the place. Increasingly, the practice of Humanism is adopting the model of traditional theistic traditions, with an emphasis on shared congregational experiences and on putting values into action through service and mutual aid. I encourage the staff of Marsh Chapel to view these demographic trends as an invitation to ministerial leadership. If fewer students identify as theists, it isn›t time to double-down on the idea that only theists can be religious. Instead, it’s time to re-
examine the purpose of a campus chapel, and make sure that chapel resources are delegated so as to support the ethical and personal development of as many students as possible. Atheist students may eschew belief in the supernatural, but we are as firm as anyone in our belief that community matters. I am hopeful that Marsh Chapel will reconsider its exclusion of Humanism from the religious council, and make good on its promise to minister to students of every path, including the godless ones. John James McCargar, CAS ‘11, Founder, Humanists of Boston University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-signed Patrick Moffat, CAS ‘15, President of Humanists of Boston University; Zachary Bos, GRS ‘10, Co-chair Secular Coalition for Massachusetts, State Director American Atheists.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Feldman: BU women’s soccer team ‘joy’ to coach in 1st season in Patriot League Women’s Soccer: From Page 8
riers each tried to gain an edge. In the 76th minute, forward Morgan Marlborough put the Broncos over the Terriers for good, hitting a rebound shot that fell into an open net. The score would remain the same and the loss ended BU’s season. Although they gave up two goals in a losing effort in the tournament, the Terrier defense, anchored by Green, was particularly solid throughout the playoffs and the regular season. BU led the Patriot League in goalsagainst average at .38 and boasted a program-record 16 shutouts, while remaining undefeated at Nickerson Field. Green posted a .865 save percentage, a leading mark in the NCAA and also led the conference in shutouts with 12. “Our philosophy of defending is that it doesn’t come down to one person,” Feldman said. “It doesn’t come down to the goalkeeper. It doesn’t come down to the center backs. It comes down to every player on the team daily having a commitment to defend, paying attention to the details, paying attention to organization and then giving a little bit extra. “You have to really extend yourself a little bit more than what’s comfortable in situations on the field. That’s kind of the mentality that the players had. We played some very, very good teams and we held those teams close. That’s pretty tremendous.” The Terriers were strong on the defensive side, but they also outscored their opponents 28-9 on the year. Kosienski, who was named Patriot League Rookie of the Year, came off the bench to lead the Terriers in scoring, tallying eight goals and two assists. The Plantsville, Conn., native’s magic often came in clutch situations, as she scored seven game-
winning goals in her rookie campaign. Senior forward Madison Clemens also was the recipient of a conference accolade, getting named to the Patriot League AllConference First Team after notching six goals and posting one assist for the Terriers. Several other Terriers received AllLeague honors for their efforts throughout the season. Along with Clemens, senior midfielder Emma Clark and junior defender Kai Miller were named to the All-League First Team. Kosienski, Strom, Green and sophomore McKenzie Hollenbaugh took home Second Team hardware. For her efforts, Feldman was voted Patriot League Coach of the Year. Despite the tough loss to the end the season, Feldman said she was pleased with her team’s effort. “I feel like we most definitely met every expectation we set,” Feldman said. “Internally with our team, we set goals of what we believed we are capable of accomplishing and what we are shooting for. We knew it was going to be a really lofty challenge going into the conference and not really knowing what to expect, but we knew enough to know that it was reasonable. The kids did it. “We were disappointed that we couldn’t get to the next round [of the NCAA Tournament], but all in all, if I look at the game and I look at our performance, really from start to finish this season, but certainly at the end, I don’t think I could have asked for anything more out of the players and I don’t think they could have asked anything out of themselves or each other. I think they played as well as possible and played together. “We were all in this whole season, which was really a joy to coach. I had a lot of satisfaction in how they finished up.”
Despite strong Quinnipiac rebounding, Terriers hold steady to capture close win Men’s Basketball: From Page 8
Terriers outplayed the Bobcats in the first half. BU shot 48 percent from the floor, while Quinnipiac converted 44 percent of its shots. The Bobcats were also guilty of committing more turnovers, giving the ball away six times to the Terriers’ four. Quinnipiac found an advantage in rebounding, however, as it led in that category, 22-12, as well as a 7-1 advantage on the offensive glass. Drame proved to be a continuing threat early in the second half, converting two close-range shots, one of which turned into a 3-point play. The Terriers responded two and half minutes into the second half, when junior guard Malik Thomas sunk a shot from behind the 3-point arc with an assist from sophomore guard John Papale. Papale was unusually quiet, shooting just 1-of-6 from the floor, in a game in which his brother, Quinnipiac’s Director of Basketball Operations Michael Papale, was on the sidelines. Thomas’s 3-point field goal ignited a run of nine unanswered points by the Terriers, capped off by a driving layup from Watson. But the Bobcats climbed back into the game through the strong rebounding presence they established from the start. “Their whole offense is built around getting offensive rebounds,” said BU coach Joe Jones. “So everything they do is to rebound the ball. The way we tried to offset that is, obviously we didn’t want to get beat that poorly, and we wanted to get out in transition when we did rebound it and run.” The game’s dynamic changed momentarily when BU briefly switched to a zone defense towards the middle of the second half. With 10:49 remaining, freshman Kasim Chandler dribbled through the Terriers’ zone before finding senior Ike Azotam for a layup. A couple of plays later, Chandler found the same holes in BU’s defense, only this time converting a layup himself. “Our zone was not effective at all,” Jones
said. “Actually, it was really, really bad. We thought we could play a little zone, but we really struggled. We haven’t worked on it enough.” Azotam and Drame made biggest scoring contributions for the Bobcats, finishing with 14 points and 16 points, respectively. In addition, the pair of forwards bullied the Terriers in the paint for the entirety of the game, grabbing a combined 26 rebounds, including 10 off the offensive boards. With just more than a minute left in the game, the 6-foot-9 Drame powered over senior forward Dom Morris with a layup to tie the score at 66 apiece. The Bobcats had the chance to take the lead with 17 seconds to go, but guard Evan Conti misfired his 3-point attempt. On the next play, the Terriers put the ball in the hands of Irving, the Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year. Irving took his time, draining the clock down to three seconds, as he approached the 3-point line, where finally he pulled up and nailed what proved to be the game-winning shot. While Irving was the hero of this game, the Chester, Pa., native came into the contest struggling, shooting just 30 percent from the field thus far. “I think all players at some point in a season are going to struggle a little bit,” Jones said. “We’ve talked to [Irving] about having unbelievable confidence in him. He’s won a ton of games for us in the last few years, and we wanted him to stay aggressive. He was really aggressive from the start of the game.” While Jones said he was impressed with Irving’s effort, he said he was more satisfied with the overall performance of the team. “We have a lot of respect for Quinnipiac, their coach and their program,” Jones said. “They really test your manhood. They play so physically . We tried to do the best we could at matching their physicality. I’m really proud of our team, we hung tough on the road. It was a great win.”
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Junior defender Kai Miller was named to the All-Patriot League First Team this season.
McKay: Iron Bowl ranks atop sports history McKay: From Page 8
playing quarterback, which he had played in high school. After putting up stellar numbers, Marshall committed to Auburn and won the starting quarterback job. Before the Iron Bowl, they were 10-1. But unless they could beat the two-time defending champions, they would have little to no chance to play in the BCS National Championship Game. I’m not a huge college football guy. I like the NFL better — the athletes play faster and hit harder, the personalities are larger and the Super Bowl far outstrips the BCS title game in terms of mass appeal. But this one game is the single best game of football, at any level, that I have ever seen. I don’t know how else to describe it. At various points this season, teams have threatened to end Alabama’s reign as top dog in college football. But the Crimson Tide always lay down the law with superior skill and physicality to pull out the victory. Seeing an underdog hang with a favorite is always fun, but by the third quarter it didn’t feel like there was a favorite at all. With the game knotted at 21 in the fourth quarter, Alabama found itself backed up on its own 1-yard line. In these situations, a typical team will run a quick dive up the middle of the field to eliminate the possibility of a safety. But Alabama is not a typical team. Quarterback A.J. McCarron found wide receiver Amari Cooper for a 99-yard touchdown to give the Crimson Tide the lead. That was the moment when I thought it was over. Auburn had given all it could give, but Alabama thrust the dagger in and now the game would go its way. We’ve all seen it before. It looked like the game would end 28-21 in favor of Alabama. With less than a minute left, Auburn stood
at the Alabama 39-yard line after blocking a Crimson Tide field goal attempt. Marshall ran an option play, kept the ball and rolled to his left. Millimeters before crossing the line of scrimmage, he lofted a pass to a somehow wide-open Sammie Coates, who ran it in for the game-tying touchdown. At this point, I was shocked and convinced this was the game of the year. I was excited for overtime. When I’m excited for a college football game, you know it’s a fantastic game. Alabama drove down to the Auburn 39yard line and attempted a field goal from 57 yards out to win it. Making the attempt was freshman Adam Griffith, who replaced senior kicker Cade Foster. Foster missed three field goal attempts in the game, likely costing Alabama the victory. He’ll be the scapegoat. Life isn’t fair sometimes. Regardless, Griffith lined up the kick, and booted a beauty — one yard short. Auburn returner Chris Davis caught the ball nine yards deep in the end zone, and then scampered up the sideline untouched into the end zone and into history. I stand by my assertion that this is the most exciting game I’ve ever seen. Maybe there have been more exciting games through the generations. The only one that can compare, for me, is the 2008 Giants-Patriots Super Bowl in which David Tyree caught the ball on his helmet or Game 6 of this year’s NBA Finals. (I’m still mad that Ray Allen got away with a travel before his game-tying 3-pointer.) Anyway, a game that makes me believe that neither team is superior, that any moment could shift the tides (no pun intended) of victory or defeat, is a tremendous game. I’m sure there will be a game someday that people hail as “the most exciting game ever.” But when that happens, I’ll have the 2013 Iron Bowl to argue for.
Sperry holds top GAA in Hockey East Women’s Hockey: From Page 8
you can get a lead, you want to know how to not take your foot off the gas but also not make mental mistakes, and mental mistakes end up in less-than-good penalties, taking bad angles, giving out odd-man rushes and all those things were part of those couple of games.” As it has been all season long, senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry will be one of the biggest factors in BU’s performance Tuesday. Sperry has again solidified her spot as one of the top netminders in the Hockey East this season, holding a 1.60 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage. Sperry added yet another honor to her al-
ready extensive resume last week when she was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. This season, Sperry has not allowed more than three goals in a single game and is the only goalie in the conference with a GAA under 2.00. For Durocher, the biggest key to a Terrier victory lies in the team getting contributions not only from Sperry, but from every position out on the ice. “I think [the key factor is that] everybody does their own job,” Durocher said. “If Kerrin Sperry does her job back in the net ... and our forwards play assertively and aggressively but also in a smart fashion, I think we stand a chance to do well over there.”
We were all in this whole season, which was really a joy to coach.
BU coach Nancy Feldman on the women’s soccer team’s 2013 season
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LAST-SECOND MAGIC Senior guard D.J. Irving makes a 3-pointer in the ﬁnal seconds to give men’s basketball a 69-66 win, P.8.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Terriers set for rematch with Northeastern Late 3-pointer Most Exciting by Irving lifts Game ... Ever? BU to victory By Conor Ryan Daily Free Press Staff
Eight hundred and eighty-eight yards of combined total offense. 62 total points scored. A senior kicker who was suddenly incapable of making a field goal. A quarterback who used to be a cornerback leading his team to victory over the best team in the country. A 99-yard touchdown pass to give Alabama the lead in the fourth quarter. And finally, the longest single play in the history of college football to end the game. All of this, believe it or not, happened in one single college football game. Three days ago, the topranked University of Alabama football team strolled into Auburn, Ala., to play No. 4 Auburn University in the Iron Bowl. Alabama has won the BCS National Championship the last two seasons, and was the favorite to roll over Auburn on its way to a third consecutive appearance in the title game. But Auburn has had a charmed season. They recently beat the University of Georgia on a play known as “The Prayer at Jordan-Hare,” (Auburn’s home field) in which quarterback Nick Marshall heaved a Hail-Mary pass that was tipped by a Georgia defender and caught by Tiger receiver Ricardo Louis for a touchdown with 25 seconds remaining. Georgia was unable to score on the subsequent drive, and the win was sealed for Auburn. Sports can be influenced by luck and momentum. Look at Jeremy Lin, for example. He’s undoubtedly a talented basketball player, but his brief run of “Linsanity” in February 2012 was a product of luck and circumstance. For a brief stretch, he turned into a human fireball on a basketball court, until the rest of the league figured out how to stop him. The Auburn football team, on the other hand, is not just lucky. They are also very, very good. Last season the Tigers struggled to a 3-9 finish. This year, they have been reborn from the ashes like a phoenix, led by their quarterback, Nick Marshall, who ironically started off in 2011 playing cornerback for Georgia. But, he was caught stealing from a teammate and was subsequently dismissed from the team. Marshall spent the 2012 season playing for Garden City Community College in Kansas. He reverted to
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Tuesday, Dec. 3
Returning from an eight-day layoff, the No. 9 Boston University women’s hockey team will resume its 2013-14 campaign Tuesday night when the Terriers face off against Northeastern University at Matthews Arena. This will be the second meeting between the Terriers (11-3-1, 7-0 Hockey East) and Huskies (7-9-1, 3-4-1 Hockey East) this season, as BU defeated Northeastern by a score of 3-2 in overtime on Oct. 29. It was a sloppy game for the Terriers, who were called for seven penalties, but ultimately BU escaped Matthews Arena with a win thanks to a goal from senior captain Louise Warren 3:13 into the extra period. After enduring a rough threegame stretch that saw them fall to then-No. 5 Boston College, No. 2 University of Wisconsin and St. Cloud State University, the Huskies have been able to right the ship, winning two out of their last three games against the University of Vermont and Dartmouth College. The Huskies’ offense has struggled this year with the loss of forward Kendall Coyne (68 points in 201213), as she will miss the season while playing for the U.S. Olympic Team in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014. Coyne’s absence has stymied Northeastern’s attack, with the Huskies ranking seventh out of the eight teams in Hockey East with 2.12 goals per game. The Huskies are led by senior Katie MacSorley, who has recorded 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 17 games. After pulling off an eight-game winning streak from Oct. 26 through Nov. 15, the Terriers have gone through a tough stint, as BU has lost two out of its last three games to Wis-
snowballs into a positive start. I’d like to think we’re going to be ready to go and excited to play Northeastern.” While Durocher was unhappy with his team’s effort in its last game against the Huskies, mostly due to the Terriers taking bad penalties, Durocher said he is focusing on correcting the mistakes the Terriers made in some of their latest games. “In a couple of our most recent games, we didn’t finish the game very well,” Durocher said. “But if
The Boston University men’s basketball team found itself in another tense game Monday night, but eventually emerged victorious over Quinnipiac University by a score of 69-66. The two schools fought back and forth throughout the contest, until a 3-pointer by senior guard D.J. Irving in the final seconds separated the teams for good. Coming off of a one-point win over Saint Peter’s University this weekend, the Terriers (5-2) traveled to Hamden, Conn., to face the Bobcats (4-2). The first 10 minutes set the tone for the rest of the game with closely contested play. Sophomore guard Maurice Watson Jr. established himself as a threat early, hitting a 3-point shot just under six minutes in, then dished the ball to senior forward Travis Robinson for a layup a few possessions later. Watson had a strong start, as he scored 13 points and dealt four assists in the first half alone. With five minutes left in the half, however, the Bobcats made a 7-0 run that was sparked by a 3-pointer from senior Shaq Shannon. With 1:50 left in the first, Watson fired back, driving the ball to the rim for a layup. Yet it was Quinnipiac with the final points of the half, as forward Ousmane Drame banked in a hook shot at the buzzer, giving the Bobcats a 36-32 lead at the half. In most statistical aspects, the
WoMen’S Hockey, see page 7
Men’S BaSketBall, see page 7
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BU senior captain Louise Warren scored an overtime goal to lift BU in its Oct. 29 victory over Northeastern.
consin (12-2-2) and then-No. 6 Harvard University. BU coach Brian Durocher said the extended break that his team had last week should help the Terriers refocus and regroup for their upcoming schedule, in which the Terriers play three games in five days. “I’m always looking for the positive, and the positive is that the kids had a chance to spend a little bit of quality time with some families,” Durocher said. “... [It’s] a chance to just work on a couple of things as a team, and even just get a couple days of rest, so I’m hoping all of that stuff
Women’s soccer shines in debut season in Patriot League By Jacklyn Bamberger Daily Free Press Staff
In its first season as a member of the Patriot League, the Boston University women’s soccer team took the conference by storm, winning the conference title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Terriers (15-4-4, 9-0-2 Patriot League) entered the 2013 campaign as preseason favorites to take home the Patriot League title. From the start, BU set its sights on accomplishing team goals rather than individual ones. “We’re fortunate we had good leadership,” said BU coach Nancy Feldman. “We had a great camaraderie within the team. We had a great group of gals that all had one mission and one goal in mind, that really went above and beyond everybody’s personal priorities.” To open the season, the team faced off against several non-conference opponents. BU recorded key wins over Northwestern University, Providence College and the University of Connecticut, while dropping close contests to Boston
The Bottom Line
W. Hockey @ Northeastern, 7 p.m.
By Alex Rozier Daily Free Press Staff
Wednesday, Dec. 4 W. Basketball @ Massachusetts, 7 p.m.
College and Penn State University. After a tough 1-0 loss to the U.S. Naval Academy on Sept. 20 to open up Patriot League play, the Terriers went on a 13-game unbeaten streak in which they conceded only two goals, helping them claim a share of the regular season conference title heading into the Patriot League Tournament. Receiving a first-round bye in the conference playoffs, BU faced off against Colgate University in the semifinal game in Annapolis, Md. The match was hard-fought, and neither team could find the back of the net through 120 minutes of action. During the ensuing penaltykick shootout, senior goalkeeper Andrea Green came up huge for the Terriers, stopping one shot and forced two other shooters to miss the net to win the shootout 4-1 and advance to the championship match. The final match served as a chance for the Terriers to avenge their early regular season loss to the Midshipmen (16-5-0, 8-1-0 Patriot League). Both teams entered
the match on a high, riding doubledigit winning streaks. With the game scoreless, freshman forward Erica Kosienski broke through the Midshipmen defense in the 42nd minute, hitting a shot off of a throw-in that blew past Navy goalkeeper Elizabeth Hoerner. The goal secured a 1-0 victory and a conference tournament victory for the Terriers. “The Patriot League Championship was definitely something we were shooting for,” Feldman said. “We were denied an opportunity to play in the [America East Conference] Tournament last year and that was disappointing. It kind of fueled a fire in all of us. We wanted to get after it this year.” Shortly after the win, the Terriers found out that they would be facing Harvard University at Nickerson Field in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The two teams had met previously Oct. 8, a match that went to double overtime and resulted in a 1-1 draw. Much like the previous meeting, the playoff game between the Terriers and the Crimson (12-4-2)
was a tight contest. Neither team found its way onto the scoreboard until senior forward Kylie Strom slipped a ball to Kosienski, who slid the ball into the net in the 76th minute to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead and victory to earn a berth to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In the next round of the NCAA playoffs, the Terriers battled against then-No. 9 Santa Clara University (16-4-2) in Blacksburg, Va. The Broncos caught BU off guard in the game’s opening minutes, as forward Sofia Huerta scored to give Santa Clara a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the contest. BU would fight back, however, taking control of possession and recording six shots throughout the first half. After getting the momentum back, Strom netted the equalizer in the 42nd minute off a pass from Kosienski. The intensity of the match grew as the game entered the second half, with three yellow cards being issued, as the Broncos and the Ter-
Thursday, Dec. 5
Friday, Dec. 6
Saturday, Dec. 7
No Events Scheduled Monday afternoon, the Seattle Mariners signed utility player Willie Bloomquist. Fans are already projecting 116 wins.
M. Hockey @ Merrimack, 7:30 p.m. W. Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth, 5 p.m.
WoMen’S Soccer, see page 7
M. Hockey vs. Merrimack, 7 p.m. W. Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth, 3 p.m. M. Basketball vs. Harvard, 1 p.m.