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Government Center Station to close for 2 years Mass. leaders speak on importance of minority diversity

By Felicia Gans Daily Free Press Staff

In an effort to make Government Center Station safer and more accessible to people with disabilities, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will be closing the station on March 22 for two years for the Government Center Station Reconstruction Project. Construction began on Nov. 18 with the reconfiguring of roadways and sidewalks. According to the MBTA website, Government Center Station will reopen in Spring 2016. Government Center Station, which is currently only accessible by stairways and escalators, will receive improved mechanical and lighting systems, new escalators and new emergency exits. Elevators will also be installed to bring passengers between the Green and Blue lines or to street level. While the Government Center Station is under reconstruction, the MBTA will operate a shuttle bus called Route 608 that will depart from Haymarket Station and make stops at State Street Station, Government Center Station and Bowdoin Station. The shuttle will operate seven days a week from 5:20 a.m. to 12:20 a.m. No fares will be collected. Green line trains will continue to pass through Government Center, but they will no longer make station stops there. The Boston College B-Line, which runs through Boston University’s campus, will now stop operating

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vide this innovative financing to the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center,” he said in the Wednesday release. “Residents of the Commonwealth need high-quality, low-cost health care, and this expansion will help JMSCHC reach even more individuals and families in need.” Since JMSCHC opened its doors in 1974, the clinic has expanded from a simple two-room clinic to four clinic sites in Allston, Brighton and Waltham. Their mission is to improve the overall health of the community by providing a range of services including medical, pharmaceutical, vision and mental health assistance. “The new building will be the next generational home for the Health Center,” said Elizabeth Browne, executive director

In honor of Black History Month, James Rooney, executive director of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, and entrepreneur Darryl Settles held a business forum Monday to share information about the future of diversity and minority leadership in Boston. “Black History Month is about recognizing the contributions that African Americans and people of color have made to our nation, our state and our city,” Walsh said. “What you’re doing here tonight goes one step further. You’re calling us to honor the past by ensuring a bright future.” Steven Rogers, Harvard University professor of entrepreneurship, was the master of ceremonies. Panel speakers included U.S. Sen. Edward Markey; Boston Mayor Martin Walsh; Massachusetts Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry; Rooney of the ECEC; Kairos Shen, director of planning for the Boston Redevelopment Authority; Beth Williams, co-chair of the Economic Development Committee for the City of Boston; and Richard Taylor, chairman of Taylor Smith Properties. Walsh said he took the first steps to promoting diversity in city leaders through his appointments in the cabinet, the police department and several city departments. He hopes to create a city whose leaders reflect the diversity of the city’s residents. “If we don’t start in City Hall, by setting the bar high, then how can I, as mayor, or we, as a government, expect other people to do the same?” he said. Minority populations have grown dramatically in Boston over the past several decades. In 1950, whites represented 94.7 percent of Boston’s population. Today, that number has shrunk to 58.9 percent, Rogers said. “The minority community has grown exponentially, but sadly, as the population has grown dramatically, the city’s dollars spent with minority businesses has been embarrassingly low,” he said. “Minorities are the citizens of Boston. They pay taxes, and therefore, they deserve the opportunity that everyone else deserves.” Markey said the business leaders of today

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Beginning March 22, Government Center Station will close for two years so crews can begin to reconstruct a safer, more accessible facility.

at Park Street. The Cleveland Circle C-Line will stop at North Station and the Riverside D-Line will stop Park Street during rush hours and North Station during all other times. The E-Line will stop at Lechmere, the MBTA website said. MBTA riders who need to get to the area around Government Center should get off the Green line at Park Street or Haymarket

because both stations are within walking distance of Government Center. Several residents said the reconstruction at Government Center station will be an inconvenience to anyone who needs to get to the Government Center area or transfer to another train. Derek Montaque, 21, of Dorchester, said

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Allston Village health center receives $8 million tax credit By Kelsey Newell and Matthew Cronin Daily Free Press Staff

Residents of Allston are delighted by a new development by the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center, which is significantly increasing the size of its facility, enabling it to better achieve its purpose of providing care to low-income patients. The JMSCHC received an $8 million tax credit from MassDevelopment in order to build the new 48,000-square-foot health center in Allston. The building will nearly double JMSCHC’s current patient capacity of 6,000 patients annually to about 11,500. It will also be combining the three current separate facilities in Allston and Brighton, the administrative offices and the primary health center, into one building, according to the Wednesday press release. Kelsey Abbruzzese, communications

director at MassDevelopment, said JMSCHC expects to add 75 jobs to facilitate its expansion and predicts the project will create 90 construction jobs. “The New Markets Tax Credit program provides low-cost financing to businesses and nonprofits in eligible census tracts,” she said in the Wednesday release. “Leveraging this financing for JMSCHC creates jobs in Boston and expands access to highquality, low-cost health care, an important public purpose.” Marty Jones, president and CEO of MassDevelopment, said this expansion is necessary for JMSCHC to reach the needs of the community and is happy to be able to provide them with the funding. “MassDevelopment has used New Markets Tax Credits to deliver capital where it is most needed, and we’re pleased to pro-

SARP stages Valentine’s Day flash mob to support ending domestic violence By Toni Ann Booras Daily Free Press Staff

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The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center held a flash mob at the George Sherman Union Friday as a part of an international day of support for women affected by violence.

The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center held a flash mob Friday as part of the One Billion Rising campaign, a global initiative to end violence against women and encourage those who have experienced abuse to break their silence. Sarah Voorhees, SARP’s administrative coordinator who organized the dance routine, said the event was a fun way to engage students in an important cause. “Every person of any gender deserves love, equality and respect,” Voorhees said. “The One Billion Rising flash mob at BU aims to bring awareness to the violence that unfortunately still happens in our world, and lets students speak up and express themselves through dance.” This is the second year SARP has hosted the Valentine’s Day flash mob, which drew about a dozen participants. “We hope that each year the flash mob grows and One Billion Rising becomes synonymous with Valentine’s Day at BU,” Voorhees said.

Globally, Valentine’s Day flash mobs were planned in approximately 200 countries, One Billion Rising announced Thursday. Flash mobs also took place at colleges and universities throughout the country through Campus Rising, a smaller facet of the One Billion Rising campaign. Participants prepared for BU’s flash mob by learning the choreographed routine from a video released by One Billion Rising, and practiced as a group on Thursday. The flash mob, which was originally scheduled to take place at Marsh Plaza, was relocated to the GSU Link due to Friday’s weather conditions. Urvashi Mohnani, a College of Engineering freshman, witnessed the flash mob when it broke out. “It looked interesting and I figured I might as well stay and watch instead of disturbing them by passing through,” she said.

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there are other ways for the MBTA to reconstruct the Government Center station without closing the entire station for two years. “Government Center is historically a really important place, so to close it down would definitely take away a huge part of Boston as a city,” he said. “They should probably extend the amount of years it takes to renovate it and just choose certain weekends to close it down, instead of just closing it all down at one time.” Dillon Mangs, 26, of Boston, said he uses the Government Center station to travel to work every day, and he will need to find a new way to get to work starting March 22. “Taking the T every day to

work, it’s going to affect me a lot,” he said. “That’s usually the station I get on. Two years seems like a long time, so I don’t know if it will necessarily be worth it. It just seems like a lot of people that will be affected by the closing at just that one station.” Adam Eagle, 19, of Back Bay, said the construction could create problems for some people, but the construction may be a needed improvement to the MBTA transit system. “It could definitely disrupt some traffic, but you just have to deal with it,” he said. “I don’t personally use the stop very often, and there are stops that are close enough by that if the weather is at least mediocre, I could probably walk there. It’s understandable that they have to do construction on the stop.”

at JMSCHC, in the Wednesday press release. “[It will also be] a Patient Centered Medical Home for thousands more in need of high quality, cost-effective care.” Elva Aguirre, of Brighton, and a 37-year-old patient of JMSCHC, said the health center is in need of expansion because it is always busy. Although she said she has never had to wait long to see a doctor, dental appointments can take up to six months. “It’s too small inside,” she said. “When you have a lot of people, and there is a line, you can’t fit in there. When you ask why you have to wait so long, they say they have too many patients. They’re busy. That’s a problem.” Aguirre also said their business could possibly put one’s health and life at risk, making a

bigger and more efficient facility vital. “When I had an emergency, I had pain, I went one day, and they told me between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. — for an emergency,” she said. “When you get there, they don’t see you probably because they have so many people.” Other residents of Allston said the development of a bigger and more efficient health care center would lift up the neighborhood in a variety of ways. “This will make the community more self-reliable and might make people more apt to live there,” said David Chu, 32, of Allston. “Creating more jobs, no matter the number, is always helpful to a neighborhood.” Tony Johnston, 51, of Allston, said a community as big as Allston-Brighton needs a reliable health center that can be trusted in

dire situations. “I applaud them for providing health care to a mostly low-income community, but that doesn’t mean that the health care should be underfunded because it’s inexpensive,” he said. “The facility definitely needs to be trustworthy when it comes to emergency cases, and this will hopefully make that situation better.” Liz Rodriguez, 49, of Allston, said a reliable health center is necessary, but also understand why such a facility would have problems providing for their patients. “Investments from corporations are great,” she said. “But people need to realize that money has to come in from somewhere, and it can’t all be from corporations. It will always be a struggle providing inexpensive services to low-income communities.”

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must continue to fight for the same equality that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm Little fought for in Boston 40 years ago. “We have now, on the 40th anniversary [of MLK being assassinated], an African American governor of the state of Massachusetts, and we have an African American President of the United States,” he said. “We’ve come a long way in 40 years, but we have not come as far as we have to come if we are going to provide the economic opportunities that allow each and every person within our country to be able to maximize those god-given abilities which they have.” Several attendees of the business forum said this year’s Black History Month is an opportunity for minority entrepreneurs to have conversations with the newly elected city and state leaders and create plans to enhance diversity in the city. Jeannette Collymore, 48, of Roxbury, said it is important for Boston’s leaders to share their goals and ideas with the residents who will be affected by their actions. “I want to hear what vision busi-

ness people have for Boston in this age and time,” she said. “I want to hear what agendas could be helpful to the people in Boston, especially in the poorer neighborhoods.” Jason Goins, 34, of Newton, said the business forum creates an opportunity for minorities in Boston to celebrate Black History Month, while planning for the future. “Black History Month is often a time of useful backward reflection, but it’s also an important opportunity to collect as a community and think perceptively, as opposed to retrospectively,” he said. Kathy Taylor, the wife of one of the panelists, said she hopes Monday’s forum will serve as the beginning of a strong relationship between Walsh and minority businesses in Boston. “Even though Menino has been a very good mayor, I have to say that under his leadership, black businesses did not fare very well,” he said. “He was good in terms of making diversity better, but not in terms of business. Boston, being a major city, there’s very few black wealth in Boston. I know that one day doesn’t change it, but I’m hoping that today will be the beginning of a dialogue.”

Mohnani said she thought the music, One Billion Rising’s anthem “Break the Chain,” was an effective way to express the group’s message. College of Arts and Sciences sophomore Mikayla Huestis, who participated in the flash mob, said she hoped it would incite a dialogue about violence against women. “It’s a great cause,” she said. “Globally it’s a huge problem, but also especially here on college campuses there’s a lot of silence on assaults that go on.” Courtney Jones, a CAS sophomore, said she hoped the flash mob would draw attention to women’s marginalized status in society and the rape culture that accompanies it. “By challenging people and putting it in their face, what is

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against women, it shows that the misogynistic ideals of actual equality aren’t being achieved,” she said. Jones said the message of zero tolerance for sexual assault and violence against women is especially important to bring to college campuses. “There’s a big ideology surrounding college campuses that it’s the perfect place to do stupid things even if they’re illegal, and that needs to change, particularly when it comes to violence against women,” she said. Lucy Mui, a CAS sophomore, said this was her first flash mob, but that she plans to attend next year’s as well. “I was a little bit nervous for sure because I had never done it before,” she said. “The Link is one of the busiest places on cam-

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One Billion Rising was first held on Feb. 14, 2013 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of V-Day, a movement to end violence against women. One Billion Rising derives its name from the statistic that onein-three women, or about one billion worldwide, will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes, according to V-Day’s website. Mui said she the flash mob was the perfect outlet for the message participants aimed to get across. “A lot of these issues are presented in a really serious light and people don’t readily accept that,” she said. “Doing things like a flash mob, where you’re bringing a positive attitude to it, will make people more comfortable about talking about it, which is important.”

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Campus Crime BU sees large increase in donations in 2013 SAO official to Logs establish coffee By Adrian Baker Daily Free Press Staff

Feb. 10 to Feb. 16 By Alyssa Ciofani Daily Free Press Staff

The following reports were taken from the Boston University Police Department crime logs from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16. Purse stolen A student’s purse was stolen at 8 St. Mary’s St. on Feb. 10 at 11:39 a.m. RA struck by football At 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, a residential advisor was struck by a football when breaking up a party in Claflin Hall located at 273 Babcock St. The person who threw the football has been identified. Student’s laundry stolen A student’s laundry was stolen from the laundry room at 1019 Commonwealth Ave. on Feb. 10 between 5 and 6 p.m. Car keys stolen A student’s car keys were stolen from the Fitness and Recreation Center, located at 915 Comm. Ave., on Feb. 10 at 10 p.m. Altercation at City Co. BUPD was notified on Feb. 11 at 2 a.m. that two employees were having an altercation at the 702 Comm. Ave. City Convenience. iPhone stolen at bus stop A student was waiting for the BU shuttle at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Huntington Avenue when her iPhone was taken from her hand by an unknown suspect on Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Solicitation at SMG An unknown male disrupted a class at BU’s School of Management located at 595 Comm. Ave. on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. by trying to sell paintball tickets. iPhone Stolen from FitRec On Wednesday at 1:49 p.m., a student’s iPhone was stolen from a cubby at FitRec. Laptop stolen A student’s laptop was stolen from 565 Comm. Ave. on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Former professor escorted off BU property BU staff called BUPD in reference to a former professor who was sending current staff bizarre emails. The former employee was escorted off campus on Thursday at 2 p.m. from 5 Cummington Mall. Alcohol possession on St. Mary’s Street Two students were cited for possession of alcohol at 9 St. Mary’s St. on Friday at 8:30 p.m. Alcohol and fake ID possession Two students were stopped at the corner of Comm. Ave. and Naples Road on Saturday at 7:21 p.m. Both were cited for alcohol possession, and one was cited for possession of a fake driver’s license.

Boston University received more than $116.5 million in donations in the 2013 fiscal year, a record increase consistent with a similar upward trend nationwide. The 35 percent surge in donations to Boston University from 2012 to 2013 surpassed the 9 percent overall rise in donations to colleges in the United States and Canada, a figure reported in the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education survey released Wednesday. “We are on track to produce another record year for 2014,” said BU Senior Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations Scott Nichols. The $30.3 million increase in donations from 2012 to 2013 is a result of improved economic conditions and greater efforts by Boston University to reach out to donors, Nichols said. On the national level, improved economic conditions likely caused increased donations in 2013, said director of the CAE’s survey Ann

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An annual survey released by the Council for Aid to Education suggests donations given to North American colleges in 2013 increased 9 percent from last year.

Kaplan. “The stock market was performing very well during the academic fiscal year that we studied,” she said. “A lot of the giving this year was capital purpose giving, which is usually major gifts from wealthy individuals. Those individuals’ wealth is tied very closely to the stock market, and when it improves, that makes a

difference.” Nationally, there were slightly fewer alumni donors in 2013 than the year before, but they tended to give more on average, Kaplan said. “The thing that is really astonishing is that the average gift was up so much of the alumni who gave,” she said.

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ENG students to attend Audi workshop abroad By Sara Rubin Daily Free Press Staff

Two students from Boston University’s College of Engineering will travel overseas to participate in a sixweek-long workshop with the Audi Auto Group. Alex Patow and Brian Nam, both ENG juniors, will participate in the Future of Mobility Program, located at the Audi AG Headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, to explore solutions to potential issues with transportation and living in cities. “The program is meant to help tackle the urban population dilemma,” Nam said. “By about 2030, about 60 percent of the population will be living in big cities. There will be a larger need for cars and fuel, and gas prices are going to go way up. At the end of the day what they’re hoping to do with the program is to find efficient transportation for everyone.” Students participating in the pro-

gram will study the potential future of automotive use in large cities by examining the development of technology in the industry, said Kelsey Johnson, a spokeswoman for Audi AG. “Twelve students will explore innovative concepts of how cars will be used in more densely packed and chaotic urban environments expected to arise in the next generation,” Johnson said. “The goal of the program is to investigate future automotive opportunities in topics as wide ranging as big data, sensors, electric vehicles, safety engineering and urban planning.” Patow said he became attracted to the program for its location in the world capital of automotive production. “I thought it [the practicum] would be the perfect opportunity,” he said. “Not only was it in Germany, it was also with one of the most innovative companies in automotive design, and the internship was centered

around solving global problems.” Audi developed the program for American college students as an opportunity to gain experience with expert engineers as well as gain a youthful insight, said Brad Stertz, a spokesman for Audi of America. “We [Audi] wanted … to develop more fresh perspectives from American university students, so we created the practicum,” Stertz said “The goal of the practicum, the workshop in Germany, is to allow the students hands-on experience with Audi engineers in addressing possible transportation problems that Audi sees arising in the future.” The recruitment process involved the engineers at Audi seeking out promising talent with bold ideas and a solid work ethic, Stertz said. “The engineers directly working on these projects were the ones who looked through the different applicants,” he said. “They really chose the people who had some creative

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Boston University Associate Director of Student Activities Raul Fernandez has partnered with Austin Ashe to develop a concept for a coffee shop that will donate its profits to charitable causes. The shop, which will be called The Grind, will function as a community-gathering place where charitable-minded young people, particularly college students, can support social justice activities, according to Fernandez. “There’s the concept of social business that we’re trying to get out there,” Fernandez said. “We [he and Austin] both worked with non-profits and have been working on social justice activities for a while too, and one of the things we think is that social business has the possibility of being able to support nonprofits in a really different way.” Fernandez said the profits garnered from the coffee shop would be reinvested into the shop’s community in order to benefit the customers and the community they live in. “A social business doesn’t work if it’s not profitable,” Fernandez said. “... The big difference [between a regular business and social business] is what happens with the money that’s on the top and what happens with the profits … What we’re saying is that’s money that we’re not going to put in our pockets … That’s the money that we’re going to reinvest into the community.” The Grind will support various fundraising ideas presented by regular customers who feel passionate about particular charitable organizations, Fernandez said. “We’re going to be working with partners on these sort of fundraising initiatives that are going to get more and more people into

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Military veterans gather to ice skate at Boston Common Frog Pond By Kelsey Newell Daily Free Press Staff

As part of the Home Base Program Adventure Series, which strives to reach out to local veterans and offer free recreational activities, military veterans gathered at the Boston Common Frog Pond on Monday to ice skate with their families. The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which hosted the event, also provides clinical care and support, as well community education about the effects of war and research in order to improve treatment and understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Roger Knight, director of veteran outreach at Home Base, served in the U.S. Army Special Forces for eight years and said it is healthy for veterans to be able to meet and be supported by fellow veterans. “We do these public engagements to get vets and families out to meet each other and it’s a good way for them to meet with veterans in the community,” he said. “We [also] have other sup-

port services out here if they need them. A lot of these vets have just come back from a deployment so for them to have a free family day, it’s a big boost for them.” Knight said lighthearted activities such as free skating can often be more affective in grouping war veterans together than an event where people are talking about PTSD or traumatic brain injuries, for example. “We thought, why don’t we make these recreational activities and invite other services out, that way we can really speak to them on their own terms,” He said. “It’s been a little bit more of a successful model.” Travis Weiner, veteran outreach coordinator at Home Base, served in the army for eight years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and said the Adventure Series is continually very popular with the military community. “We run these events about once a month,” he said. “We always see good turn-outs … we actually routinely run a waitlist for these events. We do skating,

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Brian Murray, who is currently serves at the Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, skates with his daughter Clara Monday morning at the Boston Frog Pond during a military family event hosted by the Home Base Program.


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skiing, duck tours, museums, sports games … that’s kind of the whole spectrum of our events.” Boston Mayor Martin Walsh joined the veterans on Monday, welcoming them and thanking them for all they had done for the country. “[This] is one of the perks of this job, to be able to come out and say thank you to the men and women who served our country, who allowed us the opportunity to have the Frog Pond here, to be able to skate and enjoy ourselves without having to worry about threats,” he said. Walsh said he has personally been ensuring that veterans have a voice in the local government by advocating for veterans in all his reforms, including employment opportunities, housing opportunities and campaigns against homelessness. “I want to let you know that my administration is committed to making sure we improve the quality of life of veterans,” he said. “We have made sure that everything we do, in my seven weeks as mayor, somehow ties into veterans. Just so you know that you are not forgotten and will never be forgotten in City Hall.” Many veterans attended the free skating at the Frog Pond and spoke of how appreciation for military veterans has definitely grown in recent years. “It’s great that they do this,” said Arthur Katis, 41, of Brighton. “They’ve done quite a few events that we’ve gone to in the last year. We went to the Pawtucket Red Sox event, which was our first outing … this is our second. We’re a big family, so this is helpful ... I served for 10 years in the Air Force, and my wife also served.” Sam Hoy, 33, of Boston, said he consistently brings his family to Home Base’s programs and even travels frequently to do so. “My family and I have enjoyed the Run to Home Base at Fenway, we did Loon Mountain last weekend,” he said. “I think quite a few veterans show up and I think the appreciation of vets is getting better — more and more every year.” There were also many firsttimers at Monday’s free skate, including Jim Conery, 67, of South Boston. “I served in the Vietnam War,” he said. “There definitely wasn’t this appreciation for vets in my era, but it’s growing … I actually just heard about this event, and decided to bring my grandson to it, but I think Home Base is definitely helping veterans feel acknowledged.”

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Alumni donations have accounted for about 35 percent of total donations to BU in the past few years, Nichols said. Revenue from corporations and foundations constitutes about 20 percent of donations, he said. “Our alumni participation rate has increased nicely in the past three years and is on track to exceed the national average this year, at a time when alumni participation rates for most colleges and universities are declining,” he said. Nichols attributed the rate of alumni donation to efforts by the Campaign for Boston University, launched in September 2012. “The unprecedented levels of giving have been catalyzed by heightened alumni engagement, cultivation and stewardship through the Campaign,” he said. The five-year public campaign, focused on increasing resources allocated to programs such as financial aid, research support and facilities, has raised more than $620 million in commitments, Nichols said. “The progress under President Brown and our trustees has been nothing short of amazing, considering that this is the University’s first formal campaign in history,” Nichols

said. “No university ever attempted its first campaign at the staggering number of $1 billion.” Revenues for BU were the thirdhighest in Massachusetts, behind Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the sixth highest in New England and the 54th highest in the country, Nichols said. Kaplan said that a study like the CAE’s survey serves several important functions. “On the broad level where we do annual estimates, it creates a national statistic which people will refer back to when analyzing policy and studying other kinds of phenomena,” she said. Many institutions that were part of the survey have access to the database, which they can consult to look at peers that are performing slightly better at fundraising, Kaplan said. These institutions use the data to make strategic investment decisions, she said. Nichols said donations to BU stem from a variety of sources other than alumni. “Numerous other organizations, societies, associations, parents and other friends of the university also contribute millions each year,” he said.

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the space,” he said. “We expect that it’s going to be even more profitable than a traditional coffee shop and again those profits are going to be reinvested right into the community.” Although the location has not yet been determined, Fernandez said he and Ashe intend to place it near a university, potentially BU. “Obviously I would love to be somewhere close to BU,” Fernandez said. “Right now the stage we’re in is being able to build our community. Things we’ll consider is a strong active student population … We’d love to hear from students if that’s something that they think they want, for The Grind to be near their university.” Besides being a source of charitable donation, The Grind will provide university students with an outlet for internships, said Raul’s partner Ashe, a First Year Experience advisor at Boston College. “We’re going to need a team of students that are not only going to help us run this coffee shop, but basically help us get the word out about other amazing things

that are going on around Boston,” Ashe said. Ashe said he hopes The Grind will provide students with internships pertaining to a variety of disciplines. “What I’d like to do is make sure that those internships reflect credit-wise and time-wise what a student wants to get professionally out of the experience, so those internships can be anything from helping us manage the place to helping us with social media strategy,” he said. Because Ashe and Fernandez both have backgrounds working with college students, Ashe said he hopes The Grind will provide them with a place to exchange ideas and knowledge in a comfortable setting. “I’m hoping to provide is a space where people can connect and have vigorous discussions about a multitude of issues ... in a space that conducive to having those kinds of difficult conversations,” Ashe said. “... What I want to specifically provide for students is an education outside of the classroom. My hope is wherever we end up, we’ll be able to take pieces from the institution.”

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ideas and also a bit of a skill set in the different areas that would be applied ... from data to engineering to urban planning and that kind of stuff.” Among the new automotive technologies, participants at Audi will explore are cars that interact with their owners by catering to their time management, Stertz said. “Your car would be able to interact with your calendar and know the things you have to do. It would tell you that you have a meeting at

[9 a.m.] in downtown Los Angeles,” he said. “[It will tell you] he shortest, safest, most efficient route in and where to park based on your preferences for parking.” Patow said having the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of talented participants makes the program an enriching one. “All of the participants come with very different backgrounds, which will be great for collaboration,” he said. “Engaging with the designers and engineers at Audi will be an incredible opportunity to learn from their expertise.”

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Space dust” might sound like something out of a 1950s-era science fiction novel, but such particles actually may hold some of the greatest secrets of our universe. The problem is that the material is extremely difficult to examine, especially when larger meteorites are more available. In a Feb. 3 study done by researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., it is now possible to analyze extremely small dust, comet particles and other extraterrestrial material for certain organic compounds such as amino acids: the building blocks of life. Michael Callahan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and lead investigator of the study said examining small materials almost as thoroughly as meteorites could prove useful in examining these organic components. “It started out kind of a technical challenge,” he said. “Looking at very small samples just is always difficult, even when it’s not even a meteorite sample … If we knew that we could be successful doing these techniques and methods, [we could] look at very specific organic molecules which are the classes of amino acids.” The new analysis is made possible through a new technique aided by a previously used nanoflow liquid chromatography instrument, which separates mixtures into their components. “If we could do this on meteorite samples, we could do this on other very small extraterrestrial materials like interplanetary dust particles and potentially cometary particles that were returned from NASA missions,” he said. “... These later types of samples are much less studied and really haven’t been studied for these biologically relevant molecules.” Researchers were motivated because current methods of analyzing small particles of extraterrestrial material did not prove successful in

identifying organic compounds, Callahan said. “Existing methods are not well suited for these classes of organic compounds in extraterrestrial samples,” he clarified in a subsequent email. So Callahan and his team of researchers decided to build on previous techniques of analyzing organic molecules, but with a more specific focus. Callahan says the technique is based on the dissection of a meteorite. “All starts with a meteorite,” he said. “Very, very, small particles that are extracted in liquid solvent — these things are kind of trapped in the meteorite.” He described this extrapolation process with an analogy to making tea. “[It is] kind of like extracting tea out of tea leaves,” he said. “You throw it in some hot water and extract everything out, and we did the same thing.” Then, after a bit of processing, the liquid amounts extracted from the meteorite are brought to a nanoflow liquid chromatography instrument that separates the mixture into its components, or molecules, and ionizes them so they can be taken to a mass spectrometer. The mass spectrometer then weighs the mass of the molecules to help identify them. “So it’s a way of basically producing very, very fine droplets to ionize the molecules and get them into this other instrument where you can weigh the mass to charge of a species, and you can deduce what the structure is and identify how much is there of the meteorite,” he said. “We do this specifically designed and optimized to look for amino acids.” Callahan said that overall, the results showed that it is possible to analyze sample sizes at such small degrees for similar results as bigger sample sizes, and that such tech-

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., discover new technique to analyze space dust
 Hoda Yehia Science Tuesday Staff

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL CALLAHAN

Neuroelectrospray emitters help researchers identify the molecules in the samples they studied, in hopes of discovering the nature of space dust and — potentially — life beyond earth. A neuroelectrospray emitter gives a molecule an electric charge to find its overall mass.

niques have potential to go beyond amino acids. “The biggest finding is that people usually look in much larger meteorite samples, and we can look at samples that are about a thousand times less and get the same results — that was kind of the punchline of the story,” he said. “And now that you can do this and you kind of have these methods for amino acids, you could probably apply this elsewhere.” Callahan said that such techniques will also give researchers the ability to go beyond and analyze other extraterrestrial material that could potentially shed light to early earth. “Now that we can do this, maybe we can do more exciting stuff and take it to the next level and look at other extraterrestrial material,” he said. “... If they’re ... bringing in or-

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL CALLAHAN

Because space dust is incredibly small, researchers had an extremely small sample size for analysis.

ganic molecules then there are implications of maybe prebiotic chemistry on early earth.” He added in a subsequent email that he and his team of researchers hope to further analyze different types of extraterrestrial material that reveal early earth’s biotic chemistry. “We hope to expand our analyses to include interplanetary dust particles and cometary material to understand their organic composition, how ubiquitous amino acids (and other organics) are in these materials, and evaluate how these extraterrestrial materials may have influenced prebiotic chemistry on early Earth,” he said. Cory Absi, president of the Boston University chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said it has been previously known that such organic molecules came with meteorites. and Vice President of BU’s Students for the Exploration and Development of Space said it has been previously known that such organic molecules came with meteorites. “They’ve known for quite some time that organic molecules could’ve been transported via meteorites and stuff like that,” Absi, who is also Vice President of BU’s Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, said. “I think the difference between this finding is that they’re finding that the concentration of organic molecules is higher in smaller samples.” Zoe Strassfield, secretary of SEDS, added that the results of this study also revealed some information on the structure of the early solar system. “It was very different from how it is now,” Strassfield, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, said.

“There was a lot of waste material that was largely either collided and combined to form planets or it was chucked entirely out of the solar system or caught in the asteroid belt and the cometary clouds ... We’re looking ... [at] the leftovers of the formation of our solar system and so we’re getting a look [at] what materials were available when they were formed.” Absi adds now that with such techniques, scientists can apply them to current developments happening in space. He gave the example of the Rosetta spacecraft. The European Space Agency launched the Rosetta spacecraft in 2004 to orbit and land on a comet by August 2014. “The Rosetta space craft has been in space for the past couple of years and was in hibernation,” Absi said. “They just woke it up in January. By the end of this year, they’re going to ride it into a comet and try to land on a comet, so it’s kind of interesting that now instead of trying to get other scientific data from a comet they can also look for life that they have the specific scientific instruments for.” Dean De Carli, an ENG sophomore and BU AIAA Secretary, said Callahan’s techniques should be applied to rovers in space. “It needs to be put on rovers that are going to go to Mars and can do it a lot quicker,” he said. “... Most meteorites burn up in the atmosphere and then most of the molecules in the meteorites burn up with the meteorites.” He said though he believes that this research is just small scale, it is an important step in the right direction. “I think it’s just an incremental step, not a huge advancement, which is still a good thing,” he said.


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The Independent Student Newspaper at Boston University 44th year F Volume 86 F Issue 17

Valentine’s Day

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Helio-eccentrics?

On Feb. 14, most of the population was focused on Valentine’s Day, but many did not realize that it was Galileo Galilei’s 450th birthday. Lauded as the father of modern astronomy, he was the champion of heliocentrism; namely, that the Earth and other planets all revolve around the Sun. In the modern day, many of us think that we can safely assume this is a universal fact that is known by all of the educated population. However, a survey that was released by the National Science Foundation, just one day after his birthday, revealed some startling results. One in four Americans does not know that the Earth orbits the Sun. According to an article in TIME Sunday, that equates to roughly 78 million people. The European Union actually did worse, with 36 percent of test takers failing the part of the test that pertained to heliocentrism. There are many factors at play in these results. With a global population of seven billion people and counting, one is bound to come across those who even still might believe the Earth is flat. As Jeffrey Kluger of TIME explains, sometimes it’s politically preferred that the truth is a fluid concept. His example was if climate change has a healthy number of people refuting its legitimacy, then the fossil fuel industry can continue to function. The most cited ‘nemesis’ of science has

often been religion. However, the same day, a study from Rice University showed that almost 50 percent of Evangelicals believed that science and religion could co-exist, a fascinating contrast to the 38 percent of all Americans who share that sentiment. It is important to note that the toughest conflict here is often between the two furthest points of the spectrum. What’s important in these instances is to appreciate the value of both sides. One cannot simply say that the other is completely false and unfounded. However, is this a debate strictly between science and religion, or is it a broader debate on how ignorance can foster so persistently in society? Education, as has been said so often, is so crucial to developing how a child views the world, and more pertinently, other schools of thought. If one can break down the attitude that all sides have, namely that different views are the ‘enemy’, there can be meaningful progress on designing curricula that prepare students to cherish understanding over closed-mindedness. We live in an age of technological, social, intellectual and artistic progress. We have more access to information now than we have ever had in previous generations. It’s time we harnessed that power for collaborative, not divisive or dismissive, ends.

Letter to the Editor: On Robin Thicke

Dear Boston University Administration, On Tuesday, March 4, Robin Thicke will be performing on Boston University’s campus at Agganis Arena. Such a popular artist is certain to accrue a lot of publicity for BU, which is likely an enormous economic incentive. However, Thicke’s current celebrity status is not due only to the buzz surrounding his music, but also his misogyny. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum demanding a solution to sexual assault on college campuses, a call to action to which BU should take heed. But having Robin Thicke perform is a political statement that is out of touch with the realities of sexual violence and BU’s own history. To rectify this offense, we suggest that Robin Thicke’s performance be canceled. Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” is about, and celebrates, having sex with women against their will. Lyrics such as, “I know you want it,” explicitly use non-consensual language. And while watching the extremely explicit video, which mainly involves fully clothed men being surrounded by women reduced to sexual objects, the insinuations grow from subtle to explicit to obnoxious. Is this even an issue if it is just one song? Art cannot be understood without its cultural context. One in five women in America experience rape or serious sexual assault in their lifetime, and that figure goes up to one in four during college, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of these crimes go unreported, in part because of the shame that continues to be placed on women who survive sexual assault. Rather than condemn the perpetrator, rape culture leads us to blame the victim. Indeed, the context of “Blurred Lines” is not simply sexily clad women; the context is systemic patriar-

kate hofberg Every year it’s the day that I not only eat my weight in chocolate that I buy for myself, but also one that I’m left to ponder why I don’t never have a Valentine of my own to shower me with flowers, love letters and heart-shaped candies. Twenty-five years of being single and I still haven’t been able to figure out the answer because, I don’t mean to be brag, but I’m a total catch. I’m an attractive girl who takes pride in my appearance. I have great hair. Many thanks to my father, the hairdresser, who provides me with otherwise unaffordable hair care products, my locks are long and sleek and shiny and, usually, perfectly styled. Bad roots? Not on this head of perfectly groomed hair. My nails are always perfectly manicured. Never on these hands will you find a chip in my polish. There’s no excuse, really, being that I own every Essie nail polish color ever made. The spring line for 2014? Yep, I’ve already got all the colors. Maybe it’s excessive, but a girl’s always got to look her best. And I have radiantly clear skin, straight white teeth, long eyelashes and perfectly arched brows. But I’m more than just a pretty face. I’m a great cook. Just ask my roommates. Homemade chicken potpies, butternut squash raviolis, Thai curries and marinated flank steaks are just a few of the dishes that I’ve mastered. Just this morning I made homemade Caesar salad dressing and homemade dough for the fig, prosciutto, arugula and Gorgonzola pizza that I plan on chef-ing up for dinner. And for dessert? A homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I’ve heard that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s a lie, because even my four-course menus have left me hopelessly single. And I’m not just a wizard in the kitchen, whipping up butter creams and kneading dough. I’m also an intelligent young woman. Despite the fact that I spent each year of my undergraduate years at a different college, I still managed to graduate early. In 2009, I studied art history in Paris, France at the Louvre Museum. In 2010 I graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and in 2013 I got accepted into Boston University’s graduate program for Journalism. Plus, I’m extremely well read. Last year it was my New Year’s Resolution to

read a book a week, and for the first time in my life, I accomplished it. And I’m not just talking about books like the 50 Shades of Gray or the Hunger Games series. I’m talking about important literary works that would impress any English professor. In the past year alone, I read Fitzgerald, Plath, Vonnegut, Dostoevsky, Orwell, Marquez, Talese, Wolfe and Cervantes — just to name a few. And I am hilarious. It’s not that I’m just my own favorite comedian, which is not all the way a lie, but my jokes, social commentary and silly catch phrases will make you laugh out loud too. I dare you not to crack even the slightest smile when you read my Facebook status updates that say things like, “I will sit on your face for Valentines Day if you bring me beer.” Ok, so sometimes I can get a little bit, let’s say, raunchy, but isn’t that the hot comedic trend these days? And what’s more attractive than a girl that loves beer? A girl that loves pizza. Luckily for all you men out there, I love both. Nothing would make me happier on date night than a large pepperoni pizza and a six-pack of Pacifico. Really, guys, you can forget about the reservations at expensive restaurants and wearing a nice button up. I’m a cheap date. And parents love me. I really know how to turn up the charm. I mean, what’s not to love about a girl that’s well-traveled, has impeccable table manners, a college degree and a small library? Any guy would be proud to introduce this well-read, clever and funny girl to dinner at mom and dad’s house. So for th-e life of me, I can’t figure out why I always seem to be so helplessly single. It can’t be my look, I know girls that would kill for my Urban Outfitters wardrobe, clear skin and incredibly long lashes. It can’t be my unparalleled skill in the kitchen. I get calls from old friends in California begging me to come home and cook for them on a regular basis. What about my intellect and my sense of humor? It can’t be that. I’m at a loss. Stumped. If anyone can figure out the answer to my plague of singleness, I’ll pay you handsomely in leftover candy hearts and Russell Stover chocolates.

chy and sexual oppression. However, there is another context that highlights the irony of BU having Thicke perform, which is the feminist context of BU itself. In 1864 BU’s School of Medicine was the first in the country to award an M.D. to a black woman, Dr. Rebecca Crumpler. Other notable alumnae include Jan Felshin, an Kate Hofberg is a graduate student in openly gay woman who advocated for girls the College of Communication. She can be participation in and access to sports, Caryl reached at kwhofberg@gmail.com. Rivers, a current journalism professor who covered many pivotal moments of the second wave feminism era, and Rebecca Watson, a The opinions and ideas expressed by columnists and cartoonists are their own and are public speaker on the treatment and represen- not necessarily representative of the opinions of The Daily Free Press. tation of women in religious institutions and the secular movement. In 1967, BU students rallied behind Bill Baird to challenge a Massachusetts law banning birth control. It was this act that led Baird to win a 1972 case that legalized birth control across the entire country. And today, BU maintains a Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center as a resource for assault survivors, and provides annual mandatory training to every student group. Without a doubt, Boston University has been bedrock for feminism and ideologies of equality more generally. Thus it is a dishonor to our feminist history to symbolically idolize Robin Thicke by allowing him to perform his misogynist music at our university. We kindly suggest that BU administration rescind its offer to Robin Thicke, refund any ticket sales and apologize for insinuating that sexism, or any form of baseless discrimination, is permissible at our institution. Sincerely, Humanists of Boston University Humanist Alumni of Boston University Hoochie: Feminist Thought from Boston University

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Benedykciuk: Defense needs more aggression, less conservative play Benedykciuk: From Page 8

presence on the ice is sound, and he takes quite good care of the puck. BU’s two sophomore goaltenders have been a bit inconsistent at points this season, but each has more than respectable numbers. Matt O’Connor boasts a .920 save percentage, and Sean Maguire holds a respectable .913. Neither goaltender has a very aesthetically pleasing goals against average, though. O’Connor has a less than stellar 2.98 GAA, and Maguire’s is even higher at 3.22. I do not blame either goalkeeper in the slightest — BU gives up an average of just

about 37 shots per game, making it tough on the goaltenders. When discussing BU’s defense, there is not much to compliment at all. The statistic of plus/minus proves to be very useful when delving into the defensive unit. Senior co-captains and defensemen Patrick MacGregor and Garrett Noonan log ice time like no others, and, as a result, have painful ratings of minus-15 and minus-14, respectively. Offensive-minded sophomore defenseman Ahti Oksanen, though second on the team in points (22), has a minus-12 rating. Sophomore Matt Grzelcyk, in the 19 games

he played this season before being injured for the rest of the season, was minus-7. The defenseman with the best plus/minus rating on the team is freshman Dalton MacAfee, who maintains a just minus-2 rating in his 25 games played. What’s the problem with the defense? Well, here’s my answer: it isn’t nearly aggressive enough. When the New Jersey Devils made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012, they most definitely did not have the best team in the Eastern Conference. What got them there? An aggressive forecheck and an even more aggressive defense. Look here in Boston. The Bruins are successful

year in and year out. Why? Because of their ability to stifle teams on defense. The Terrier defense, at every game I’ve seen this year, looks afraid. When there should be a battle for the puck at the opposition’s blue line, the Terrier defenseman, no matter who it is, will back off, sacrificing possession of the puck to prevent a breakout play going toward O’Connor or Maguire. Conservative defenses are okay, when holding on to a lead, something BU has not had much of this season. Stifling, aggressive defenses win hockey games and championships.

Carson-Banister stops 14 shot attempts Men’s Lacrosse: From Page 8

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Freshman Cal Dearth tallied a goal in BU’s home opener against Canisius College.

Willows ends game with hat trick Men’s Hockey: From Page 8

his hat trick with 7:34 left in the game after freshman defenseman Doyle Somerby slashed Willows on a breakaway. Willows received a penalty shot, but he could not get it by Maguire, who came out of his crease to cut down the right wing’s angle. That did not matter in the end, though, as Willows waited until Maguire

was pulled for the extra player to score his third goal of the night to make it 3-1. “At this point in the season ... you can’t take nights off, and we took a night off tonight, which we hadn’t been doing lately,” Quinn said. “I give UNH a lot of credit. They played with a lot of passion. They played with a lot of desperation. And it certainly showed.”

Lefort notches 29th goal of season in win Women’s hockey: From Page 8

for a 1-0 lead at the 11:56 mark. The score remained that way into the second period, but after a few near misses, the Friars knotted the score up. Junior Haley Frade ripped a shot from the high slot that rung off the post and past the goal line a little over five minutes into the second. Providence continued to get a majority of the chances in the period and looked break the tie. At the 17:19 mark in the period, the next goal was scored, but it was the Terriers grabbing hold of the lead. Sophomore forward Sarah Lefort pickpocketed a Friar defender and then roofed one past goaltender Sarah Bryant to give the Terriers a 2-1 advantage. The Friars answered back immediately in the final period, getting a goal from defenseman Victoria Virtue just 12 seconds into the frame. The play for the majority of the frame stayed in the Friar attacking zone, but Sperry managed to hold on to keep the game tied. Grabbing the momentum from the defensive end, BU took the lead. Senior captain Louise Warren took the puck from behind the net and curled it around to charging sophomore forward Rebecca Russo. The forward tapped it in for a 3-2 BU edge at the 11:57 mark. The assist also gave Warren her 100th career point with BU. “I had a lot of back-door chances today,” Russo said. “I finally put one home. I got a good foreccheck from my line … I was just back-door and I popped it home, which was nice.” With a little less than five minutes to go, BU sealed the win with a goal from senior forward Taylor Holze in the slot. “Somehow after miraculously giving up a

goal to start the third period, which is the worst thing that could happen in a game like this, we held our composure,” Durocher said. “I complement the team in finding a way to get win number 20.” On Sunday, the teams traveled to Schneider Arena for the back end of the series. BU took the lead just under 10 minutes into the game, thanks to Lefort. Fratkin took a shot from the point that Lefort ended up getting a piece of to put past netminder Nina Riley for her NCAA-best 29th goal. At the end of the period, the Friars held the edge in shots at 14-7, but Sperry again was strong in net keeping the score 1-0 going to the second. With a power-play chance a little over six minutes into the second frame, Providence tied it up when freshman Cassidy Carels deflected the puck past Sperry. Not even two minutes later, sophomore forward Jordan Juron answered with a shot coming from the slot, beating Riley for a 2-1 Terrier lead. At 13:21 in the frame, the Terriers widened the lead to two goals when a shot bounced off Warren’s leg and into the net. In the third, the teams battled evenly, both garnering seven chances. At the 8:05 mark, the Friars got on the board, with Micheletti scoring to make it 3-2. That would be all of the scoring though, as Sperry held on for the second win of the weekend. “We can’t play the way we did this weekend and expect momentum to go forward,” Durocher said. “We have to be better technically than we were this weekend ... But to get two wins, one at home, and one on the road, is a real positive.”

The second quarter was BU’s best in terms of scoring, though it was ultimately outdone by the efficient Griffins’ offense. After Canisius scored off an out-ofbounds play with 10 minutes left in the half, the Terriers managed to get one back when freshman attack Pat Myers lobbed a pass to freshman attack Sam Tenney, who fired a shot past goalkeeper Alex Govenettio. Just 12 seconds later, freshman midfielder Cal Dearth jumped on another chance after the Terriers won the faceoff, cutting the deficit to 3-2. The goal was Dearth’s second goal of the season. BU coach Ryan Polley said not much changed in the second quarter besides the team’s ability to convert some of its attempts. “I thought we made a couple shots [in the second quarter],” Polley said. “We had good ball movement. We won a couple faceoffs, and we didn’t face off very well today.” While BU got a couple of goals before the half, the Griffins scored three times in the second frame, increasing their lead to 5-2 at the break. The third quarter saw much tougher defense from both ends, yielding just one goal. Gravino earned his hat trick when he picked up the ball just a couple feet from the goal, where he was able to place it past Banister to make the score 6-2 going into

the last quarter. The fourth quarter only put the Terriers further behind, as they were outscored 3-1. The Griffins received inspired play from junior Tim Edwards, who assisted on two goals in the quarter. Although the final score was lopsided, the Terriers showed, statistically at least, that they could compete with the Griffins. BU outshot Canisius, 39-30 and committed only 21 turnovers to the Griffins’ 25. “I was happy that we competed for four quarters, and I thought the guys did a good job,” Polley said. “I was happy how we played defense, and I thought they played really hard. That’s what we’re trying to get the guys to do — not worry so much about the result, but play four solid quarters and execute our game plan. I thought we did a good job of doing that today.” Despite giving up 24 goals through two games, Carson-Banister showed strong energy and effort in goal, saving 14 shots. “Our defense did a great job,” Polley said. “I thought Christian did a great job in goal, making some saves that kept the game close. There were a couple turnovers that led to fast breaks, which kind of broke our back. “Overall I was very pleased with the defense. I thought we much improved from last week, which we’re hoping for. But we got to get back to working on our offense and shooting, and figuring out how to get some goals.”

Women’s lacrosse outscores No. 1ranked North Carolina in 2nd half Women’s lacrosse: From Page 8

goalkeeper Megan Ward during that time, with a shot from junior attack from Lindsay Weiner. BU switched goalkeepers with 12:07 left, pulling Sheridan for freshman Caroline Meegan. With six minutes left before the intermission, the Terriers made it a 12-4 game with another tally from Collins. The first half concluded with three unanswered goals from midfielder Carly Davis, Holman and Friend. At the half, UNC led 15-4 and outshot the Terriers 23-10. BU coach Liz Robertshaw explained the necessity to switch goalies with 12 minutes left in the first half. “Christina went down with an injury and we had to bring in Caroline,” Robertshaw said. “We had to keep UNC’s shooting to a minimum and bring a stronger defense.” With BU heading into the break down by a sizeable amount, Robertshaw said the team looked to limit the potent Tar Heel attack. “We were going to try to have to hold them and only allow the shots that we wanted to see,” Robertshaw said. “We had to keep fighting and not get down going into the second half.” Robertshaw’s advice proved successful, as BU outscored UNC 4-3 in the second half of play. However, this was not enough for the Terriers to overcome the 15-4 defi-

cit they faced at the start of the period. Freshman Molly Hendrick, Messinger, and senior Taylor George all scored within the first ten minutes of the second frame to open things up for UNC. With just more than 14 minutes left in the game, BU fired back with four unanswered goals. Collins started the trend with a goal with 14:23 left, followed by goals from sophomore defender Remy Nolan, junior attack Kelsey Marafioti and freshman attack Taylor Hardison. Despite the late push, the game ended in an 18-8 victory for UNC. Even though the Terriers succumbed to the top-ranked team in the country, Robertshaw said she was proud of her team’s effort. “We matched them energy and fightwise, but not execution-wise,” Robertshaw said. “It was a great test for the first game of the season, I saw some great things. We need to make sure to focus on us and get better everyday. It’s tough to play the best team in the nation for the first game on their home field, but I thought we handled it very well. “It’s too early to tell exactly where things will go, but there is an energy and fight in this team that I’m very excited about. If we go into every game of the season like this, great things will happen.”


Quotable

It’s too early to tell exactly where things will go, but there is an energy and fight in this team that I’m very excited about.

- BU coach Liz Robertshaw on her team’s performance against North Carolina.

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The Blue Line BU lacks defense

Mike Benedykciuk

The Boston University men’s hockey team this year is … well, lacking something. And by something, I mean defense. BU’s defense is dreadful. They allow a contemptible 3.40 goals per game. In fact, the player leading BU’s plus-minus ranking is freshman forward Brendan Collier, at plus1. That’s right, the Terriers have just one player with a positive rating. Firstly, BU’s coaching, though lacking the distinguished Jack Parker, is not the cause of the Terriers’ struggles. I applaud coach David Quinn, who has filled the shoes of a legend with a team that has nine starting freshmen. I am honestly very impressed with Quinn’s ability to lead BU to so many close games. As of late, the Terriers are playing some remarkably competitive hockey, despite having an overall incapable defense. Personally, I think BU is one or two natural scorers away from having a competitive offense. Although the team ranks 48th nationally in offense, putting up an average of only 2.41 goals a game, the forward corps at BU is tremendously young. Freshman forward Robbie Baillargeon has been my favorite player to watch so far this season, and currently leads the team in points with 23 in 30 games. His productivity as a freshman is admirable, and suggests a promising future. Until the Terriers can obtain another scorer or two, either recruiting scorers or developing current players, the offense will continue to be subpar. Besides Baillargeon, only two forwards seem to know how to generate offense — sophomore Danny O’Regan and junior Cason Hohmann, who share the lead in goals at nine apiece. Sophomore forward Matt Lane’s play has also been quite impressive. Lane, though not putting up great numbers, has a rating of minus-3 despite not missing a game. Good things seem to happen when Lane is on the ice, and that is no coincidence. At 5-feet-10, 175 pounds, Lane is not the biggest guy on the ice. However, his

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New Hampshire pushes past men’s hockey Terriers finish weekend sweep over Providence

By Meredith Perri Daily Free Press Staff

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team outshot Boston University Monday afternoon. While that generally unexceptional stat does not say much about the game, a deeper look does. The Wildcats took just one shot during BU’s lone man advantage of the game after 1:56 of the Terriers passing the puck but failing to register a chance. That lone shot made its way into the back of the net breaking a stalemate and serving as the gamewinner in New Hampshire’s 3-1 victory at Agganis Arena. “It deflated us,” said BU coach David Quinn while he shook his head. “I thought the second period we started off, we had some zone time and we looked like we may have found our way about us, but the power play just — we lead the country in giving up shorthanded goals. “And that’s just — it’s been the story of our season. You need to make good decisions. It’s not two minutes of a free opportunity to score a goal. You still have to play hockey and recognize situations. We just made a horrible, horrible play on that goal.” Before the shorthanded goal in the second period that determined BU’s (8-18-4, 3-10-3 Hockey East) fate, the Terriers had something to feel happy about. Although the team had not come out with the same tenacity it showed in the second half of Friday’s game against the Wildcats (18-15-1, 10-8-0 Hockey East), the team’s third line showed that, at least for the day, it was BU’s top offensive unit. With just over 12 minutes left in the first frame, third-line wing Brendan Collier picked up the puck in the right corner of BU’s offensive zone and used a quick release to put his odd-angle shot past UNH netminder Casey DeSmith. The goal was the first of Collier’s career and gave the Terriers a 1-0 lead over New Hamp-

By Andrew Battifarano Daily Free Press Staff

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Freshman forward Brendan Collier notched his first goal against UNH Monday afternoon.

shire after the team failed to hold a lead during the first half of the homeand-home series. The celebration would not last for long, though, as UNH forward Matt Willows scored his first goal of the game, and third of the series, about five minutes later. As New Hampshire held possession in BU’s defensive zone, the puck bounced off of sophomore defenseman Ahti Oksanen’s skate. Wildcat center Kevin Goumas then found it and sent it over to Willows who deked around sophomore goaltender Sean Maguire, shooting into an open net. Minutes later, Maguire stopped the Wildcats from taking the lead when he snagged a shot from New Hampshire left wing Jeff Silengo from in tight. Maguire, who made his first start since he gave up four goals

during the consolation round of the Beanpot, stopped a total of 35 shots during the game. Halfway through the contest, BU went on that sole power play of the night. With four seconds left to the advantage filled with passes and no shots, Willows found a pass from sophomore forward Matt Lane that he had teleported away from the wing. Willows then outskated the rest of the Terriers before notching his second goal of the game, making it the 10th shorthanded goal against BU this season to make it a 2-1 game. “He’s a good player,” Quinn said of Willows. “You can’t give him the opportunities we gave him. He’s fast. He’s tenacious. He’s hard on the puck. He was opportunistic.” Willows had a chance to complete

Men’s hoCkey, see page 7

Heading down the final stretch of the season, the Boston University women’s hockey team came into this weekend looking to seize momentum. After losing four games decided by two or fewer goals over the past month, the Terriers swept a weekend series over Providence College by scores of 4-2 and 3-2. “The kids found a way to win,” said BU coach Brian Durocher. “We didn’t play our best game in either game, but we were fighting around the net, and obviously got great goaltending and we got timely offense.” In the first game of the home-andhome series, the Terriers (21-10-1, 14-5-0 Hockey East) hosted the Friars (11-21-0, 6-13-0 Hockey East) Saturday at Agganis Arena. “The kids like the atmosphere,” Durocher said of the team playing at Agganis. “[The team does] enjoy having replays right there, having the ribbon up top ... We’ve had pretty good luck in this building.” The Friars came on the attack first, controlling and cycling the puck well. Providence rattled off 16 shots in the period, but senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry stopped every shot, including a breakaway chance from forward Allison Micheletti. The Terriers had some chances, but nothing substantial until Friars forward Janine Weber was called for body checking. With BU on the power play, the team worked the puck into its offensive zone. A shot from the point from senior defenseman Kaleigh Fratkin was deflected past the goal and off the end boards, but it caromed to freshman forward Maddie Elia who put the puck into the net WoMen’s hoCkey, see page 7

BU falls in season opener at UNC M. Lacrosse drops 1st home game By Gabbie Chartier Daily Free Press Contributor

To open up the season, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday to battle No. 1 University of North Carolina. Unfortunately for the Terriers, they could not counter the 15 goals the Tar Heels scored in the first half and lost 18-8. UNC’s first goal came early in the first half, as just more than a minute and a half into the game, with attack Abbey Friend firing an unassisted goal past senior goalkeeper Christina Sheridan. A mere 17 seconds later, the Tar Heels (2-0) notched another goal, this time from midfielder Maggie Bill. Within the next two minutes, UNC made it a 4-0 game with a goal from attack Aly Messinger, followed by another goal from

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Friend. The Terriers (0-1) answered back at the 25:27 mark with a goal from redshirt sophomore attack Mallory Collins, who played her first game since 2012 due to injury. With just under 22 minutes remaining, Friend secured her third goal of the game, pushing the score to 5-1. Collins answered, scoring her second of the contest, making it a 5-2 game with 19 minutes left in the first half. During an 11-minute stretch during the middle of the first frame, the Tar Heels put up seven goals, with two scores from attack Sydney Holman and Messinger, and one goal each from Friend, freshman Carly Reed and attack Molly Hendrick. BU only got one past UNC

WoMen’s laCrosse, see page 7

Thursday, Feb. 20

No Events Scheduled Andrew Battifarano and Zach Cracknell each had two goals, while Greg Davis leads the team in penalty minutes.

By Alex Rozier Daily Free Press Staff

Playing in its first-ever home game, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team fell to Canisius College, 9-3, Saturday at Nickerson Field. While the matchup served as the season opener for the Golden Griffins, the visitors dominated for most of the game. After losing their first game ever at the Division I level on the road at Mercer University Feb. 8, 17-6, the Terriers (0-2) came into Saturday’s contest hoping to improve on that result. The Golden Griffins (1-0) won the opening faceoff and were able to control the ball for the opening minutes. Their first possession amounted to a shot from freshman Jeff Edwards, whose strike was stopped by freshman goalkeeper Christian Carson-Banister.

Friday, Feb. 21 M. Hockey @ Notre Dame, 7 p.m. Softball @ South Carolina, 5 p.m.

Although the Terriers were able to control much of the possession for the next 10 minutes, Canisius found the first breakthrough. With 5:27 left in the first quarter, attack Vince Gravino lingered around the BU defense before firing a bouncing shot into the back of the net. A theme of the game was scoring in quick succession, which Gravino demonstrated by striking again just 20 seconds later, gathering a loose ball near the Terriers’ goal, converting the opportunity to give the Griffins a 2-0 lead. Although the teams ended the first quarter tied with eight shots each, Canisius’ ability to finish their chances on net gave it the two-goal advantage going into the second quarter.

Men’s laCrosse, see page 7

Saturday, Feb. 22

M. Hockey @ Notre Dame 7 p.m. W. Hockey @ BC, 2 p.m. W. Basketball @ Bucknell., 12 p.m. M. Lax vs. Lehigh. 1 p.m.


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18 February 2014

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