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Hasta la vista, Barcelona The Penn Semester in Barcelona was canceled this spring, program’s future will be decided in February BY LAURA ANTHONY Deputy News Editor

Group of profs argues for tobacco divestment Gutmann argued against divestment as a ‘political tool’ unless there is consensus

You might not see as many tagged photographs of your friends abroad in Barcelona this spring. The Penn Semester in Barcelona program is not taking place this semester, and the future of the program will be announced in February. Director of Penn Abroad Barbara Gorka said in an email that the program is “on hold,” but they “are working diligently to secure a Barcelona option for fall 2014 … hope to know more by the end of the first week of February.” Last summer, changes in the leadership of Penn Semester in Barcelona, which is run by the University, made it necessary for the 16 students who had signed up for the program in the fall to join the Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona instead. A week before they were set to leave for Spain in August, the students received an email from Danielle Scugoza, an associate director of Penn Abroad and the adviser for the programs in Spain and Cuba. The email informed them that the resident director for the program would no longer hold that position, according to College junior Becky Sokolow, who studied abroad in Barcelona last semester. “We didn’t know any circumstances, and we didn’t find out anything more when we got there,” she said. College junior Mike Keramidas, who also studied in Barcelona last semester, said that he was extremely surprised to receive the email from Scugoza in

BY FOLA ONIFADE Staff Writer A group of faculty are pushing for the University to cut financial ties with the tobacco industry. The focus of Wednesday night’s University Council meeting in Houston Hall’s Bodek Lounge was a proposal for Penn to divest from tobacco companies. The resounding question was how to balance a moral social responsibility with financial responsibilities. Four faculty members from across several different schools brought the proposal for divestment before the Council. Philosophy professor Michael Weisberg began the discussion with a presentation on the background of tobacco companies, citing that tobacco use remains the leading cause of death around the world. He argued that Penn’s investment in tobacco companies is “antithetical to Penn’s mission of education, research and health.” Tobacco companies’ practices of marketing to young children in developing countries are a moral evil, Weisberg said. He used the Hospital of the University Pennsylvania’s new policy of not hiring smokers and the 2014-2015 academic year theme — the Year of Health — as examples of campus-wide consensus. According to the divestment guidelines put forth by the Board of Trustees, divestment proposals must meet certain criteria: There must be an identified moral evil that creates substantial social injury, the companies targeted for divestment must have clear and undeniable links to the social injury and the divestment proposal must have the broad support of the campus community at large. Penn President Amy Gutmann acknowledged the importance of distinguishing a moral evil from something that is simply “bad” and argued that the University cannot divest from a company based on personal preferences. Divestments that would financially constrain Penn’s portfolio would not live up to the University’s fiduciary responsibilities to its donors, she added.


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A sit down with New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson Alderson spoke about his time in Vietnam, advanced statistics and the upcoming season for the Mets BY STEVEN TYDINGS Senior Sports Editor New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson came to Penn on Wednesday to speak as part of the Wharton Leadership Lectures series and sat down with the DP beforehand. He discussed a wide range of topics, ranging from his time as a Marine, to his work with sabermetrics, to the business of baseball. Daily Pennsylvanian: You were at Dartmouth as an undergrad and proceeded to go to Harvard Law School, but in between, you served as a marine in Vietnam. How did your experience as a Marine shape you, both then and now? Sandy Alderson: It was definitely a formative experience, not just in Vietnam but the training. What it provided me with then and over time was a structured way of looking at things without being constrained by that structure. The Marine Corps is one of those things where you get a lot of training and indoctrination but you also get a lot of opportunity and responsibility. DP: You are well-known for your work with advanced statistics and sabermetrics. When you became the Oakland Athletics’

general manager in 1983, how did you handle the balance of stats and traditional scouting? SA: It was difficult to approach it as a balance because I had virtually no experience in the game. I hadn’t been a player. I wasn’t a coach. I had never scouted. So I really didn’t have access to that kind of decision making … It’s tough to evaluate information to which you’ve never been exposed. So almost by default, the analytics became an alternative and a curiosity. And ultimately through that curiosity, the analytics could be demonstrated [to be valid] through mathematics. So to that point forward, I incorporated it into our thinking. We kept it quiet because, to the extent that it was valid, we didn’t want to disclose it to anyone else. Of course, all that stuff was blown away by the book “Moneyball.” But we were doing “Moneyball” things back in the mid-’80s. DP: With spring training coming up, what do you think about your team this year? SA: I like our team for a couple of reasons. The last three years, the strategy I have tried to articulate is threefold: acquire talent and develop talent, create more payroll flexibility … and win as many games as you can without compromising one and two. Now, we’ve turned a corner, and I’d say that now we want to win as many games as we can while being mindful of one and two but not letting those control our decision making.

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Discovery: the key to prof’s award for teaching Biology professor Philip Rea sees ‘discovery’ as important to teaching his students the course materials BY LAUREN FEINER Staff Writer

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Professor Philip Rea recently won a fellowship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his innovative teaching style and research. However, “teaching,” is not the word that Rea would use to describe his profession. “The art of teaching is sharing your passion for an area,” he said. He emphasized the importance of giving students “the opportunity to discover something for themselves.” Rea, who is also the director of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management, employs this philosophy in the classroom by teaching concepts and methods rather than having students memorize rote facts. In BIOL 402, a biochemistr y course, a major portion of the grade is based on a take-home test. The theory behind this assignment is that it simulates the research setSEE BIO PAGE 2

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Following student ire, Hillel dining plans change

Meal swipes have been reinstated at Hillel for students to use for lunch and dinner BY JENNY LU Staff Writer Students can now swipe their way into Hillel’s Falk Dining Commons. A fter months of student d issat isfact ion about t he dining prog ram at Hillel, Bon Appétit and Penn Dining introduced new changes that will see the return of meal swipes at Falk. T he s e c h a n ge s , w h ic h were implemented Jan. 15, allow students to use meal swipes for both lunch and dinner, and dinner will be a l l-you- c a re -to - eat ever y night. Due to the additional steps for preparing kosher food, a $3 Dining Dollars surcharge will be added to each meal swipe. Breaking from Falk’s history of alternating meat and

Colleague on bio prof: ‘[Rea] does it all’ BIO from page 1 ting, and “more often than not, the best idea happens when you are relaxed,” Rea explained. Teaching assistants are told not to penalize students for using the wrong terms if the method behind their work is correct. College senior Winona Wu, a two-time student of Rea’s, was inspired to pursue a major in biology because of the classes she took with him.

dairy days, a meat selection will be offered every night. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, there will also be an expanded variety of dair y options. Per kosher dietary laws, the meat and dair y lines will be separated. Falk will be keeping graband-go options for lunch, but there will also be a “Take 5” Meal Equivalency, where students can select an entree, either three sides or a dessert and a beverage, for the cost of a meal swipe plus the $3 surcharge. Friday night Shabbat dinners are unchanged. Last semester, Penn Dining switched the dining program at Falk to a completely a-la-carte system like that

“[He helps students] develop a strong curiosity about biology that moves us to want to learn more,” she said. “He’s not afraid to challenge his students,” College senior Sanjeethan Bak sh added. “If you get a good grade, you really feel like you worked for it.” Wu also recalled Rea literally jumping around the lecture hall with excitement when she took his class. “He always seems really happy to be in the classroom.” Duke University biolog y professor and Chair of the Biological Sciences Divison of AAAS, Dennis Thiele, immediately thought of Rea when given the opportunity to nominate a distinguished scientist and teacher for the

of Houston Market. This resulted in widespread discontent and low attendance at Falk, and the communal feel of Hillel suffered. Recognizing these issues, a group of Hillel leaders “decided we needed to engage with the University to improve the dining situation,” said College junior Hillel Neumark, chair of Hillel’s Dining Advisory Board and kosher liaison to the University Dining Hall Adv isor y Board. The group presented its proposed changes to of f icials for both Bon Appétit and Penn Dining last se mester, and negotiated the changes in a series of meetings. Neu ma rk sa id t he H i llel leaders’ three main proposed changes were accepting meal swipes at all meals, an expanded variety of dairy options and the re-

turn of all-you-care-to-eat dinners at Falk. The final change was very important to the Hillel leaders because they felt these dinners were “cr itica l for br ing ing the communal feel back to Hillel,” Neumark said. “Throughout this process we viewed our goal as the same goal [ Penn Dining ] had — to make kosher dining more economically feasible and ultimately create a thriving dining experience [for all students],” he said. “Penn Dining was very receptive and incredibly open to student feedback,” added Co - Chair of the Or thodox Community at Penn and College junior Etan Raskas in an email. Raskas was also part of the group of Hillel leaders involved in the process. The new dining program at Falk is unique because it incorporates an “unprece-

dented level of student input and collaboration between students and the University,” Neumark said. Di rect or of Hospit a l it y Services Pam Lampitt, who oversees Penn Dining, said in an email statement that “the changes have been very well received and we believe this is due in large part to the partnership we had with students which enabled us to develop dining options that balance the needs of the University, the community and our individual diners.” The Hillel community has embraced the new changes, and Hillel is continuing to encourage more people to sign up for meal plans. “So far it’s been a really positive response from ever ybody,” Hillel President and Engineering junior Alon Krifcher said. “There’s increased attendance across the board.”

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Dinners will be all-you-care-to-eat, for the cost of one meal swipe plus a $3 Dining Dollar$ surcharge Lunch will continue to be a-la-carte, but will also have a “Take 5” meal equivalency option Tuesday and Thursday dinners will feature both meat and dairy selections SOURCE: Penn Hillel Graphic by Vivian Lee

fellowship. “His work has resulted i n d iscover ies t hat t r u ly will stand the test of time,” Thiele said of Rea’s research in membrane transport. “His teaching and his research actually have synergized with each other,” he added. Rea is currently writing a biochemistry textbook that uses a problem-solving approach — similar to that which he uses in his own classes. He also has written and continues to write journalistic science pieces so that he can “illustrate to the lay person how interesting and beautiful [science] is,” he explained. “I consider Professor Rea to be the consummate professor,” Thiele said. “He does it all.”

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BY JILL GOLUB Staff Writer Each Wednesday, Josh Kim can be found grilling gourmet burgers in his food truck at The Porch, an outdoor seating space next to 30th Street Station. At Spot Burger, Kim’s truck, burgers are built from scratch, from the butchering and grinding of the meat to the homemade condiments. To escape their routine eateries, workers, students and commuters flock to The Porch each weekday. There, on the white pavement lined with umbrellas and bright chairs, they can find a variety of local food trucks serving dishes like pulled-pork tacos, “grilled cheese mac ‘n’ cheese” and vegan chili. “ W henever there are trucks at The Porch we find that there are more people loitering in that area, utilizing the architecture and furniture, having a meeting outside because the atmosphere is a little more festive,” Kim said. Food trucks started vending at The Porch in 2012, as a once a week operation sponsored by University City District to attract customers to the struggling farmer’s market next door. Soon, however, The Porch was teeming with commuters, Drexel University students and city employees sick of their typical lunch spots. Within months, The Porch eliminated the farmer’s market and increased the days food trucks served breakfast and lunch. As of December 2013, vendors have been serving breakfast, lunch or both meals five days a week. For food truck owners, this location is a chance to reach a more diverse clientele and get more business. M a r t i L ieber ma n , who manages the food truck Mac M a r t , sa id she averages about 145 customers when serving at The Porch, as opposed to the 120 she averages when serving at Drexel and Love Park, her other locations. This March, she will be serving at The Porch every Wednesday. Mac Mart serves 53 types of mac n’ cheese — one of the most popular items being a roasted red pesto dish with basil, pecorino and walnut. “When I’m at 30th Street, I get a lot of my regulars from both Drexel and Center City, and it’s nice to meet the commuters too,” Lieberman said. “You give them a little taste of the Philly food truck culture, even if they might be there for just a few minutes.” However, K im said that since UCD’s decision to make the food trucks a daily staple at The Porch, he has not noticed an increase in customers. But he does think The Porch is livelier because of the food trucks. “ W henever t her e i sn’t a food truck at The Porch, there’s not too many people lingering so it doesn’t look like a public dwelling space — it just looks like a well decorated pedestrian walking space,” Kim said. Food trucks at The Porch started offering breakfast in 2013 because of “the nature of [it] being this commuter hub,” said Lori Brennan, the director of marketing and communications for UCD. “What if people could enjoy fresh bagels or donuts or egg sandwiches while they walk to work?” Brennan described the offerings at The Porch as “diverse” and complementary to the food options available inside of the station. “On any given day you might have American burgers next to tacos next to handmade pizza next to an Asian food truck,” she said. Taco Mondo, a popular food truck at The Porch, serves favorites like smoked pork tacos with homemade hot sauce, homemade empanadas and burritos. Michael

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Celebration, not toleration WHAT’S THE T? | Today ‘accepting’ rhetoric often polices the lives of queer people instead


he sit u at ion i s painf ully familiar to many queer people: W hen talking with someone , ou r queer ness comes up. This person asserts their status as a “good ally” by telling us that they support gay people — but there’s a catch: “As long as they don’t come on to me.” There it is! We queer folks recognize this as the obligator y reasser tion of one’s straightness when interacting with a queer person. Though this may seem innocent enough, statements like these remind us again and again that who we are is something undesirable, so much so that non-queer people feel that it is necessary to let as many people as possible know that they are not queer whenever these topics come

up in a conversation. Let’s be clear: It’s absolutely fine for someone to feel uncomfortable and awkward if people whom they are not interested in are flirting with them. Facing unwanted romantic or sexual advances is a major problem, and many of us have been in such a situation. Unfortunately, this is very rarely what the person making this type of statement has in mind. College junior Carol Bahri explains the hypocrisy that is often present in these situations: “Men hit on women who aren’t interested on a regular basis. Many people see this behavior as flattering and socially acceptable, though in my opinion it shouldn’t be. So it’s a bit of a double standard when guys who hit on girls get all up in arms about being hit on.”

Rather than calling out and attempting to end sexual harassment, these types of statements reinforce the alltoo-familiar misconception that queer people are out to harass, take advantage of or convert straight people. This rhetoric is rooted in the idea that queer love, affection and attraction are repulsive. We hear this all the time when people “advocate” for the queer community by saying that it’s none of anyone’s business what people do in their personal lives. Although this statement may not seem like it directly and forcibly denies us our right to be who we are, it does. It enforces the idea that who we are is something shameful, and it advises us to quite literally keep our queerness hidden away. We can come out of the closet — but only if we go back in for a little while

when other people’s comfort is at risk.


We can come out of the closet — but only if we go back in for a little while when other people’s comfort is at risk.” Furthermore, people who say that romantic or sexual relationships are private matters usually only apply this to queer relationships. Non- queer people often take it for granted just how much they are represented in everyday interactions and mainstream media. We do not have that luxury. When someone ignores the importance

of queer people having the choice to be open, they are perpetuating the inequality that exists between queer and non-queer people. For me, being queer is something that goes beyond sexuality and gender — it’s something that I both consciously and unconsciously practice every day, and it’s important for me to put it out there for people to see. I want to be respected and loved for my queerness, not in spite of it. I realize that not all queer people want to publicize their queerness, but this should be because of their own personal preferences about public and private life. We should be able to choose whether or not to be open about this part of ourselves. I believe that we can all work toward changing these attitudes so that support-

RODERICK COOK ing queer people means celebrating, not tolerating, our self-expression. Saying that you support us “as long as we don’t come on to you” creates a heteronormative standard for what is an acceptable way to exist. Besides, if you’re the type of person to say this, you don’t have to worry about me being romantically attracted to you. Trust me. RODERICK COOK is a College sophomore from Nesquehoning, Pa. studying gender, sexuality and women’s studies. Their email address is rodcookdp@

Say no to FOMO SARA, STRUGGLING | Why we shouldn’t let fear of missing out run our lives


ne of t he best things about sorority recruitment is the endless bonding hours with freshmen. I enjoy hanging out with these young ’uns. Often, though, I miss out on the terminology. I’m not as with the lingo as I used to be. It happens. I am a senior, after all. “I suppose it’s just FOMO,” one of my biddies told me sadly one night, shaking her head in regret. I gave her a strange look, one eye narrowed and my eyebrows squinched, until she spelled it out for me. Fear of missing out , of course, isn’t a new concept. But I hadn’t realized it had reached the same acronym status as the other catchphrases I usually end up searching on Urban Dictionary. It left me feeling, once

again, like an old fogey. Kids these days, with their saggy jeans and their texting and their MOFO-FOMO-YOLO. I suppose the coinage of the term, to a degree, makes sense: FOMO is something much more immediate in our generation. If you don’t go to that party, you’re going to see immediate status updates, photos, Snapchats. Had I been born, as I so often wish, in early 19th-century England, my anti-social tendencies would not have led to such immediate consequences. Social media gives FOMO a sense of urgency. I feel like our generation lives in actual, literal fear of missing out. Symptoms include: obsessively check ing phone for texts, DMs, IMs, Snapchats; scrolling through Facebook to see just who has RSVP’d;

and any use of the phrase, “You’ll regret it if you don’t go.” Sometimes I feel like I end up blackmailing myself into going on social outings. There’s this little voice that says: But think of everything that could happen! As a creative writing mino r, w h at c ou l d h a p p e n quickly becomes a complex fantasy constructed in my head. Regardless of the actual content of these dayd re a ms, F OMO ma kes it seem necessary. If I go to this mixer, I could meet that cute kid from my Spanish class, and he might just invite me to his formal. Do I want to go to this formal? Not particularly, but F OMO m a ke s t he w hole concept sound extremely appealing. My usual script for such a party goes something like this: When I get the invita-

tion, I ignore it. Fastforward to the night of the shindig, and I spend approximately two hours debating whether


Sometimes I go and I’m extremely happy. This is great. Thank you, crippling fear of missing another sing-along to Ke$ha’s ‘Timber.’”

I want to go. My mind does a quick calculation. Fun anticipated = (friends attending) x (anticipated food) – (height of heels in inches) x (distance from dorm). Sometimes I go and I’m extremely happy. This is great.

Thank you, crippling fear of missing another sing-along to Ke$ha’s “Timber.” And there are times when FOMO is a good kick in the seat of your pants. When I was in Hawaii and wasn’t sure if I wanted to snorkel, the little twinge in my gut told me I had to. It answered the question, “Yeah, so I’m studying abroad in Spain, do I really have to go see a bullfight?” But sometimes, even if I realize that my fun quota is a very negative number, FOMO will dictate my actions. Like a puppet on a string, I’ll end up at this party, complaining about my sore feet. This time, I have already d e c i d e d . T h i s T hu r s d ay night, I’ll be clicking “no” on the Facebook invite. I’m not going to let FOMO control me. I’ll be at home working on my thesis, since part of it is



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SARA SCHONFELD due the following afternoon. But I’ll keep Facebook open, and through the magic of my newsfeed, I’ll experience the party from the sidelines. In general, none of those four-letter acronyms are the best indicators of good decision-making. Think about it. Has anything good ever been preceded by a cry of “YOLO!”? If you answered yes, please reevaluate all your life decisions and check to make sure you still have all your limbs. SARA SCHONFELD is a College senior from Philadelphia studying English. Her email address is s.schonfeldthedp@ Follow her @SaraSchon.

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Proposal must be consensus of U. to proceed TOBACCO from page 1 “If there isn’t a consensus in the University, then we’re using the portfolio — as opposed to other things — as a political instrument rather than an instrument for maximizing long-term return that supports scholarships, professorships and other core missions of our University,” she said. Gutmann highlighted the disagreement on what constitutes a moral evil and whether there exists a whole University commitment against the sale and use of tobacco. Other skeptics of the divestment proposal suggested that Penn utilize its position as a stockholder in tobacco companies to create some positive influence in the tobacco market. Christopher Geczy, academic director of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative, maintained that divestment is often a financial constraint and that socially responsible portfolios tend to limit diversification and raise the operating costs of the endowment.

Deputy Dean of Penn Law William Bratton suggested that divestment by itself does not actually accomplish much. Rather, he argued, it would only add Penn’s name to a growing list of peer schools choosing to divest. Harvard and Stanford universities, for example, divested from tobacco in the 1990s. Following the meeting, College junior and Vice President of the Undergraduate Assembly Gabe Delaney argued that divestment may not be the appropriate route with respect to tobacco companies. “I don’t like the fact that the University invests in tobacco companies, but that’s not cause to limit the work of the people who run the portfolio,” he said. While the Council did not vote on the proposal Wednesday, it will vote in the future on whether there is a reasonable basis to proceed. If the measure passes, an ad hoc committee will be convened to study the proposal further. Earlier this school year, students advocated for University divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Divestment at Penn, a student group, faced pushback from the administration on the proposal. Fossil fuel divestment movements at other universities over the past year have been similarly unsuccessful. The next Council meeting will



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(From left to right) Actively Moving Forward founder David Fagjenbaum, Penn chapter president Melanie Wolff, former AMF member Jenny DalMonte and co-president Danielle Wasserman help comfort grieving students through their organization.

Actively Moving Forward helps grieving students by providing support groups and engaging in service BY KRISTEN GRABARZ Staff Writer They gather in Houston Hall about twice a month bearing baked goods and boxes of tissues. One member, whose mother passed away suddenly three months previously, speaks of the regret she feels over not having had the opportunity to say goodbye. A dozen or so pairs of ears listen closely, offering kind words and support. The Penn Students of Actively Moving Forward reaches out to grieving students, providing peer-led support groups and service projects across campus and Philadelphia. An outlet for individuals coping with a variety of issues, the Penn Students of AMF seeks to start discussions at times when talking may feel hardest to do. “We rally grieving students forward,” said College sophomore Melanie Wolff , co-president of Penn Students of AMF. After recent tragic events at Penn, Wolff said that AMF’s first meeting had more people in attendance than in the past. Moving forward, Wolff wants to make sure that people know that this resource — among other counseling groups — is there for them. “I hope that we can continue to be a strong force of people who help all of us cope and all those who continue to suffer,” Wolff said. “This is an

ongoing issue — people aren’t going to stop passing away.” Each AMF support group meeting begins with one student sharing his or her story. Attendees can bring photos, pieces of writing or nothing but the thoughts and stresses they wish to vent to peers. Discussion ensues as participants build off each other and share their thoughts, feelings and advice. “We help each other cope, and we help each other heal,” said Wolff, who lost her mother several years ago to ovarian cancer. Founded in 2006, Students of AMF is a national organization dedicated to offering grief support to college students. The Penn chapter, which was founded in 2008, is currently headed by Wolff, along with Nursing senior Danielle Wasserman . Dav id Fajgenbaum, co founder of Students of AMF, started the Penn chapter while a student at the Perelman School of Medicine. He lost his mother to a brain tumor while an undergraduate at Georgetown University and realized that college students needed an outlet through which to channel their grief. “In our society, we’re not expected to be able to share,” Fajgenbaum said. “Because no one talks about the fact that they’ve lost a loved one, no one knows they’re going through the experience.” Even the name of Students of A MF is a tribute to its cause. A double acronym, the name stands for Ailing Mothers and Fathers and immortalizes Fajgenbaum’s mother,

Anne Marie Fajgenbaum . In addition to offering support group ser vices, Students of AMF participates in community service projects, which are often selected with specific members in mind. Last spring, Wolff initiated a project called Paint Philly Teal, in which they placed brochures explaining symptoms and prevention methods of ovarian cancer in proprietary establishments throughout Philadelphia. The group hopes to repeat the project this year. “It helps to turn your grief into growth,” Wasserman said. Other past projects have included an arts and crafts night at the Ronald McDonald House, where families of sick children can stay during treatment, and the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention. This spring, Students of AMF is also planning to hold a supply drive for Camp Kesem, a program for students whose parents have cancer. The Students of AMF are taking action to remove the stigma associated with grieving. Considering themselves a supplement to professional help, they seek to open doors to communication and aid one another through difficult times. “ It’s r e a l ly g r e at , just speaking to everyone else. You realize that it’s okay to go see a therapist, it’s okay to get help. It’s part of the grieving process,” Wasserman said. The next meeting of the Penn students of AMF will be held on Feb. 10 in Houston Hall, Room 313.

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For the Ladies: Interviewing DOs During a panel discussion, jointly hosted by Career Services and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, experienced senior executives shared the tips and tricks of navigating the sometimes-daunting interview process. Their words of wisdom from "Interviewing Dos and Don’ts: A Workshop Designed for Women" inspired everything from laughter to fear in members of the audience, but above all, confidence.



1) Take a rejection personally.

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“It is a crapshoot and it isn’t personal. You will be really happy wherever you go. You can buy into it, you’ve read the 10K, you know everything about the place and it’s the only place you want to work but that day, the disappointment is profound. But you are a rĂŠsumĂŠ in a book, as hard as it is.â€?

“The theme there is to know what kind of interview you’re having, know what the organization expects of you and practice ‌ Think about the three key things that, if you had to get someone to know about you, what would they be? Take the answers, write them down and memorize them.â€?

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about your sorority life in a strictly social context or 2) Talk with a male interviewer.

2) Always write follow-up thank-you notes. Emails count.

“The challenge with sororities [on a rĂŠsumĂŠ] is that they can be polarizing ‌ if it was a sorority that didn’t have a good reputation on my campus, then what is it going to jog in my memory? ‌ I probably wouldn’t choose a sorority example in an interview with a male. It just sets up the wrong stereotype out on the floor.â€?

“I thought of ‌ questions that I think will be asked every single time: - Can you tell me a time when you have successfully demonstrated X — leadership, teamwork or impact on a group? - Describe an experience where you had to overcome an adversity, obstacle or where you had to persuade someone.â€?

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“Take your self-awareness up a few notches before you walk into that interview. If you look in the mirror and you at all question, ‘Is that skirt too short?’ or ‘Can I really walk in those heels?,’ take it off and put on another outfit.�

“The number one is to be true to yourself and make sure that you’re being yourself in all those conversations. It will narrow down the type of people that you want to work with and essentially the job that you’ll end up doing."

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Students still happy with time abroad BARCELONA from page 1 August. “It was kind of nervewracking to get something like that six days before we were supposed to leave,� he said. Gorka added that the email the students received also explained that the general

str ucture of the program would be the same but that their cultural seminar and onsite support staff would be different. Gorka said that she is unable to discuss personnel issues related to the resident director because of confidentiality constraints. When asked if the absence of a new resident director is the reason the program is currently on hold, she said, “It’s not a black-and-white issue. Many factors are involved.� Director of CASB Juanjo Romero said in an email that




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staff was extremely accommodating and helpful. “I think the problem just came from the fact that we joined so late that it was very difficult for them to make the arrangements in such a quick manner,� he said. Keramidas is hopeful that the Penn Semester in Barcelona program is up and running by next fall so that st udents c a n ex per ience ever ything he loved about Barcelona. “It was definitely my best semester so far,� he said. “Probably one of the best times of my life.�

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Dong makes tidal wave in Ivy League ROUNDUP from page 10 plagued by the same old demons: too many turn overs, losing the rebounding battle and failing to close out games have all contributed to a lessthan-stellar opening stretch of the season. If coach Jerome Allen and his players can figure out a way to cut down on the mistakes and focus on finishing games, the Quakers have the tools to find success in the coming weeks. Women’s Swimming MVP: Yet another underclassman leading the way this winter is freshman Rochelle Dong. Dong has been impressive all year, both as an indi-

vidual in the 50 freestyle and as a part of the 200 medley relay team. Dong was the only Penn swimmer to pick up an individual victory against Harvard in last week’s race and looks like she will be a natural leader on the team going forward. Streng ths: Unlike some programs that are just seniorladen or underclassmen heavy, the women’s swimming team has the best of both worlds. With upperclassmen like senior Shelby Fortin and junior Christina Hurley leading the charge and underclassmen like Dong and sophomore Lauren Church as rising talent, Penn has the ability to remain competitive now — and has hope that the future will be just as bright. Weaknesses: Unfortunately, the Quakers lack the depth necessary to defeat the teams at the top of the Ivy League. Even with its best lineups, Penn doesn’t have the power to

take down programs like Harvard or Princeton, who both soundly defeated the Quakers. Men’s Swimming MVP: Senior Rhoads Worster seems like he is involved in ever y winning event for Penn. In the Quakers’ last meet against Brown alone, Wor st er scor ed t wo i nd iv idual v ictories in the 200 br e a st st r oke a nd t he 10 0 backstroke, and he helped Penn to two relay victories in the 400 free and the 200 medley. Worster is also only one of three seniors in the program, making his senior leadership invaluable. Strengths: The relay teams for the men’s program have been raking in the points this season. In the team’s home meet against Brown, two Penn relay teams broke school records. The 200 medley and 400 free relay teams have both been impressive all season and are a big part of why Penn


is 4-2 in the division. Weak nesses: Much like their female counterparts, Penn still lacks the depth of talent needed to go toe-to–toe with the likes of Princeton. While Penn has been good at winning close meets and picking up victories against lesser teams, there is still a gap between Penn and the top teams in the division. Next week’s meet against Harvard will be telling as to how big that gap actually is.

meets for the Quakers. For the men’s team, sophomores Ben Bowers and Thomas Awad have proven that they have the ability to finish atop the podium, and sophomore Sam Mattis has been impressive in the shot put. Freshman Cleo Whiting also looked dominant in her first distance race for the Red and Blue. Weaknesses: If there is any weakness for the track program, it may be the fact that the squad has remained largely untested. The Quakers have only competed in three races since the beginning of December and haven’t had a real opportunity to challenge themselves as a team. This will all change when the Quakers head up to The Armory in New York for the Columbia Invitational next week.

Track and Field M V P : F r e s h m a n No e l Jancewicz had several topthree f inishes in multiple events at last week’s Haverford Invitational. These included a first-place finish in the 800-meter run, a second-place finish in the long jump and a third-place and personal best finish in the 60m hurdles. Streng ths: Underclassmen in particular have looked very promising in the past few

Fencing MVP: Junior foilist Jason Chang has been an integral part of Penn’s impressive per-

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CHARGE from page 10 “We pick the foundation for the month,” senior guard Meghan McCullough said. “We give our reasons, whether personal or now working with Dau, [choosing] something that’s important to us.” In over three years, the team has raised nearly $9,000 through Charge for a Cure, in addition to other charitable programs they have participated in such as breast cancer awareness, which marked another $6,300. This year, the team is working with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Autism/Play 4Kay and The Michael J. Fox Foundation to support Parkinson’s disease. “Our goal is to not change things by the amount of money, but the awareness of it,” McLaughlin said. “Again, it’s Penn athletes doing their part. [The players] take a lot of pride in it.” “Taking a charge in this game is selfless ... that’s how you win basketball games.” *** On the other side of campus, Jok was working on his own foundation. Challenged by the poor conditions of schools in his native country of South Sudan and inspired his father, Dut Jok, who was killed in the country’s two-decade-long civil war, Dau hoped to build an organization that would help provide children with the structure and support — athletic and educational — they need to help overcome the difficulty of surviving the constant turmoil. As he listed off the accomplishments of the young organization — including the donation of 1,000 soccer balls and other sports equipment with the help of other Penn students — it is the idea of changing children’s’ lives that has really touched Jok. “We sponsored two kids to

Harvard will prove to be too much PHILLIPS from page 10 squad on the back end of the New Haven-Providence road trip? It’s going to happen. Penn winning the Princeton contest made fans optimistic and critics like yours truly eat crow. But I’ve watched a lot of Penn basketball this year, and the squad has the tendency of failing to show up until it’s too late, so be prepared for that to happen over the next month-plus. 2. Cashing in Penn’s nonconference schedule, even with puff teams like Niagara and Manhattan, is still tougher than any other in the Ivy League. Tight losses

formances through the first half of the season. One of the team’s four captains, Chang help Penn put up a perfect score in foil against Sacred Heart at last week’s Philadelphia Invitational. Strengths: Both the men’s and women’s fencing pro grams have been dominant so far this season, and most of the team’s wins have come right here in Philadelphia. T he tea ms have posted a combined 11-3 record on their home turf, with was helped by the men going 5-0 at last weekend’s Philadelphia Invitational. We a k nesses: A s so often happens with dominant t e a ms , Pen n fenc i ng h a s shown a tendency to ease off when competing against lesser opponents. For example, this past weekend the women’s team took a loss against Big 5 rival Temple, a team that it easily defeated earlier in the season.

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Senior guard Dau Jok developed a youth empowerment foundation, which helps children in South Sudan by providing educational and athletic support. Jok’s biggest achievement with the foundation involved sponsoring two children to attend school. Jok visits Africa frequently to witness the organization’s success first-hand. go to school, $500 a term, for three terms — that was probably the biggest thing we’ve ever done,” Jok said. Jok, who has spent the past few summers working in Africa and won a Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace Award in 2011 for his efforts, has spent much of his time in school dedicated to helping make this idea a reality. “Right now, I have two projects planned: going to South Sudan, pending what’s going on, and doing a youth summit in Iowa at Iowa State,” Jok said. He has even inspired students from Iowa State Univer-

to George Mason and Temple, and even losing blowouts to Villanova, La Salle and St. Joe’s, have strengthened this team for the Ivy roundabout. Penn — and sophomore Tony Hicks in particular — was on the verge of losing its cool over the course of its nonconference slate. It’s fair to say, considering how this team came out against Princeton, that the players were as sick of losing as their fans were. The Quakers know how awful it feels to play a game where they failed to give 100 percent effort, and they have some performances from their nonconference season to thank for that. 3. The Big One In my eyes, Penn has as much talent as anyone in the Ivy League. The Quakers were picked second in the preseason Ivy media poll for a reason, after all. And they’re going to upset

sity to get involved and help raise awareness and donations for the cause. And, as anyone who knows Dau would know, he is only thankful and humbled by the help. “Celebrating one another is the big thing,” Jok said of the women’s team’s efforts. “To get support from people you know gives you a lot of confidence and allows you to see beyond yourself and what you can do and what you can not do. These are the things that inspire big movements and big ideas.” ***

Harvard. Not this weekend. Not in Cambridge, after a trip to Dartmouth the day before, at 9 p.m., on national TV. But late in February, the Quakers will have an upset in them. Sophomore Darien Nelson-Henry will fight all night for position down low, and he’ll win more often than not. That will free Hicks to go off. Senior Miles JacksonCartwright and sophomore Julian Harrell will step up on defense, containing Harvard’s guards. 4. First is the worst, second is ... The Quakers are essentially in a log jam with Princeton and Columbia for second in the Ancient Eight. Columbia has played remarkably well and has done its due diligence early by defeating lowly Cornell, as it should. And Princeton — besides its game against Penn — has looked like the front-runner to compete with Harvard for

When Kristen Kody first got to Penn and met Jok for the first time, he had already been on campus after completing a pre-freshman program. According to Kody, Jok acted like an upperclassmen, showing maturity beyond his years. “Later on [in] freshman and sophomore year, he worked on developing his foundation,” Kody said. “Pretty much all of us knew about it right from the start … Sophomore year we baked cookies for a fundraiser. We just tried to show our support for all the work that he has done.” But as the friendship flour-

ished and the two teams became tighter, it became apparent that the Dut Jok Foundation was an ideal organization to help support for Charge for a Cure. “Way before we even sat down, we talked about embracing Dau’s foundation, just because it’s something we always wanted to do,” Kody said. “Being a senior would be a great year to do it. “I think in one way it’s sort of like we’re all in this together, it’s not just one athlete trying to bring change to the world. It’s like both teams coming together … [an] athletic community as a greater whole.”

Senior Courtney Jones and freshman Michelle Wong both lost their matches and allowed Princeton to even the score heading into the final rotation of matches. Despite Jones’ three-set loss, she and Blacker have made an invaluable contribution to the third-ranked Quakers in the form of leadership. “They’re terrific leaders” Wyant said. “You can’t overstate how valuable they’ve been.” Facing the daunting task of finding three more wins in the lineup, women’s squash answered the call in a big way. The Quakers won the next three matches and took four out of the last five to clinch the victory. Haidi Lala picked up her second Ivy win of the season with her sweep of Princeton junior Nicole Bunyan. Freshman A nak a A lank amony made a big statement to the squash world with her fourset takedown of the top under-19 player in the country, Maria Elena Ubina. “I played a really fast-paced game,” Alankamony said. “She couldn’t handle the fast pace I played.” With Penn up, 4-2, sophomore Carey Celata kept the Quaker momentum going with her four-set win over senior Alex Sawin of the Tigers. A f ter the v ictor y was clinched, No. 9 Alissa Agnew fell in four games while No. 5 Camille Lanier squeaked out a thrilling five-set win to create the final scoring margin. The win also brings Penn to a perfect 6-0 against teams ranked lower than them in the CSA rankings and a perfect 5-0 in at Ringe Squash Courts, where the Quakers will take on Yale this Saturday. “I’m confident that we’re gonna play great and win on Saturday,” Wyant said. “I feel like we’re gonna finish no lower than second [in the Ivy League].”

the Ivy crown. But Penn shook that order up when the Quakers handled the Tigers earlier this month, and there’s a chance that they are able to keep that momentum going. The Quakers haven’t made it a trend of sweeping Ivy weekends under Jerome Allen, but this team is a different animal. This year’s edition of the Red and Blue runs on energy, both mid-game by getting out and running, but between games as well. After NJIT, it seemed as though Penn had figured out a winning formula, and hopefully for Allen’s squad, the team will stick to it as the Quakers head into Ivy play. If Penn does, then second is definitely in play.

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Midseason Roundup A look at how the Quakers have fared through the first half of a tumultuous winter season BY SAM ALTLAND Staff Writer In the latter half of our two-part look at Penn winter sports, we focus on men’s hoops, swimming, track and field and fenc-

ing. Men’s Hoops MVP: While no one player has been far and away the best for Penn all season, sophomore guard Tony Hicks has been hot when the Quakers have won games. Averaging 15.5 points per game, Penn’s leading scorer has shot 41.8 percent from the field this season. Strengths: Despite the way things look, the Quakers have at

least one going for them. In the frontcourt, they have the talent needed to do some damage for the rest of the season. Senior Fran Dougherty and sophomore Darien Nelson-Henry have both been essential for the Quakers in the paint, both averaging 7.2 rebounds a game. Weaknesses: Week in and we ek out , Pen n h a s b e en


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Penn will need to lean on sophomore guard Tony Hicks who has been sensational in his past five games by adding 95 points depite losing three of their last five games.

Penn basketball teams up for charity

Penn women’s basketball’s annual fundraiser to support the Dut Jok Youth Empowerment Foundation

cause, the fall is a little easier to handle. For the first time, Penn women’s basketball will donate a month of the proceeds from its Charge for a Cure program to help benefit the Dut Jok Youth Empowerment Foundation, an organization founded by Penn men’s basketball’s Dau Jok. “It’s important to see how special Dau is as an individual and the things he’s going to do down the road,” women’s basketball coach Mike McLaugh-

BY SUSHAAN MODI Senior Staff Writer Taking a charge is one of the most painful things you can do on a basketball court. But when the charge is for a good

lin said . “For our players, of all the [charities] we’ve done, I think this has hit home the most.” *** The story of the two teams giving back for a common goal began four years ago. On one side, McLaughlin and his group of coaches were looking for a way for the team to give back and raise awareness for organizations that mat-

tered to them. What they came up with was Charge for a Cure, a program where individuals or organizations could pledge a certain amount of money for every charge the Quakers draw. After starting the initial movement, McLaughlin and the coaches gave the decision to the players to help involve them in giving back.

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Top of the ladder leads Penn past Princeton W. SQUASH | Both Penn men’s and women’s squash beat Princeton in the same year for the first time ever BY COREY HENRY Staff Writer

vs. Princeton In a series historically dominated by Princeton, Penn women’s squash showed today that the trend is starting to tilt in their favor. Following in the footsteps of the men, the No. 3 Red and Blue grinded out an impressive 6-3 win over the No. 4 Tigers. With the victory, Penn (6-2, 2-1 Ivy) has taken five of the last seven

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Sophomore Yan Xin Tan set the tone for Penn women’s squash vs. Princeton by winning in the second spot on the ladder, helping the Quakers to an impressive 6-3 victory. matchups with Princeton (5-2, 1-2) and brings its overall head-to-head record to 9-42. This capped off a big three-day stretch for the Penn squash program after the men’s squad beat

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the Tigers on Monday, making this the first time in history both squads beat Princeton in the same season. “It’s a historic week for us,” head coach Jack Wyant said. “For the first

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time ever our men and women are better than Princeton.” After losing to No. 1 Harvard and No. 2 Trinity by the same 6-3 decision, the third-ranked Quakers won their first game this season in which they lost more than one individual game. In the early going, it became clear that a close match would follow as the first rotation saw both teams pick up two wins. Sophomore Yan Xin Tan made quick work of Princeton’s Libby Eyre, who finished last year as the eighthbest player in the CSA individual rankings, in a three-set sweep. Senior co-captain Chloe Blacker continued her unbeaten streak with her four-set win at the eighth position. The win took her record to 5-0 on the year with three of those wins coming in Ivy play.




oach Jerome Allen righted the ship against Princeton earlier this month, giving his team a chance to rejoin the conversation in the Ivy League race. With league play kicking into full gear this weekend, I’ll take my chance at predicting how the 14-game tournament that is the Ivy season will pan out for the Quakers with these four predictions: 1. The Stinker The Quakers — or anyone else of any consequence in the Ivy League — won’t lose to Cornell, which is just hibernating until its miserable season comes to an end. But could the Quakers lose to Dartmouth, which is now without its best player? Or to a Brown


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