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Penn taps Calhoun as next athletic director M. Grace Calhoun, Loyola’s current athletic director, will take over for Steve Bilsky, effective July 1 BY STEVEN TYDINGS Senior Sports Editor Welcome to the Calhoun era of Penn Athletics. Provost Vincent Price announced on Monday that M. Grace Calhoun, the current athletic director and assistant vice president at Loyola Chicago, will be the next Penn Director of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, effective July 1. Calhoun was formally introduced at a press conference at the Palestra Monday afternoon. Calhoun has been Loyola’s AD for three years and had previously been an associate athletic director at Indiana from 2005-11. She also has previous experience in the Ivy League, both as a student-athlete at Brown University, where she graduated in 1992, and as an associate athletic director at Dartmouth College from 2002-05. Calhoun earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, where she also worked in the athletic department. She has also worked as acting director of athletics at Saint Francis University (Pa.) from 1997-98 and associate executive director of the Patriot League from 1998-02. “We set out to find a star, and we did,” President Amy Gutmann said in a press
release. Calhoun will be the first female athletic director in Big 5 history. “I’m helping to open doors for other women, just like so many phenomenal women have helped to open doors for me by being the first to serve in their positions,” Calhoun said. As the new AD, Calhoun will oversee both the Department of Recreation, which is in charge of the Pottruck Center and other facilities, as well as Intercollegiate Athletics, working closely with administrators and coaches to help each program. A major concern facing Penn Athletics has been student apathy towards its programs, something Price is confident Calhoun can address. “We certainly value the role of Penn Athletics in building bridges within the community, not just the larger community but the community just before us, the student body, the faculty, the staff here on campus,” he said. “So one of the reasons we’re so excited about bringing Dr. Calhoun to campus is that she does have that kind of experience in having built that kind of excitement in other programs.” Calhoun succeeds Steve Bilsky, who will retire after 20 years as Penn’s athletic director on June 30. Calhoun said that Bilsky “is in the position until then and [she] fully expect[s] him to continue his decision-makOsama Ahmed/Staff Photographer
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“Parks and Rec” icon Retta slays at Harrison Auditorium
Working group to target hazing across student organizations National hazing statistics SOURCE: HazingPrevention.org
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Comedienne Retta, who plays Donna on “Parks and Recreation,” performed a standup routine and entertained questions from the audience last night at the Penn Museum. Her visit to campus was hosted by SPEC Connaissance, which brings one keynote speaker each semester.
On Twitter, she’s @unfoRETTAble, but last night, Retta’s Penn appearance was unforgettable. Most people in the audience at the Penn Museum’s Harrison Auditorium k now the comedienne for her work on NBC’s comedy “Park s and R ecre ation,” where she plays Donna Meagle, the live-tweetin’, selftreatin’ one-liner queen. But Retta appeared as herself last night, and without the constraints of network television, language censorship or others writing for her, the actress was on her A-game. Raunchy and expressive, it was no wonder the Duke alumna, once pre-med, stuck with the comedy path after experimenting with standup after graduation. Retta took the stage after a Penn student opened for her.
A name was missing when student government ballots went live last night. Engineering sophomore Jacob Henner, who is running for the Undergraduate Assembly School of Engineering and Applied Sciences representative, was not listed among his fellow candidates when the initial ballot went online last night. Any students who voted between the original ballot’s
release and the forty minutes before the new ballot was released may vote again in the new ballot, according to the Nominations and Elections Committee. Those students will not be prevented from voting in the replaced UA SEAS ballot. Current UA representative and Engineering freshman Alex George, another candidate on the SEAS UA ballot, notified Engineering junior and NEC Vice Chair for Elections Frederick Ding of the error via email at 12:13 a.m.
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The error was corrected at 12:13 a.m., and Henner’s name was added to the ballot. In order to prevent votes from students who saw the incorrect ballot from creating a bias in the overall results, the NEC removed that ballot from active voting and replaced it with an entirely new SEAS UA representative ballot, which included all candidates, at 12:40 a.m. “I think — when I went to talk to the NEC about the erSEE HENNER PAGE 7
of cases did not report their hazing experiences to campus officials.
of students wouldn’t report hazing primarily because "there's no 36% one to tell," and 27 percent feel that adults won't handle it right. Graphic by Analyn Delos Santos
The Anti-Hazing Working Group aims to implement recommendations by next semester BY MELISSA LAWFORD Staff Writer Penn is proactively taking steps to combat the hazing on campus with a new approach that doesn’t focus solely on
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Candidate left off UA ballot, some need to recast votes BY KRISTEN GRABARZ Staff Writer
of college students 55% involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing.
Greek life. A new Anti-Hazing Working Group, which consists of students and staff across many
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UA passes budget increasing SAC and Hey Day funds BY KRISTEN GRABARZ Staff Writer After an unusually long budget season, the Undergraduate Assembly passed the budget for the 2014-15 academic year at its meeting on Sunday night. The finalized budget saw increases in funding to the Student Activities Council and the junior and senior class boards, while the sophomore class board’s funding dropped by 40.83 percent to $7988.
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SAC’s budget allocation increased by 10.39 percent in total, bringing its funds to $670,403.37 from $607,325.75 in a stark contrast to last year’s 39.33 percent drop in SAC funding. The senior class board’s budget rose by 6.9 percent to $15,500 and the junior class budget increased by 10.53 percent to $15,750 to account in part for added Hey Day funds. Making its first appearance on the budget list, UA Steering was apportioned
$250. The budget passed unanimously. The UA also debated a contingency request by the Medical Emergency Response Team for funding for a new automated external defibrillator, an essential piece of medical equipment used to resuscitate victims of heart attacks and other such maladies, to replace a broken one. College junior Tamara Snow, MERT’s administraSEE BUDGET PAGE 6
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Food with integrity
It was a foody affair on Monday night when three panelists from local hotspots HipCityVeg, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Luke’s Lobster shed light on the business of environmental sustainability. Sustainability has arguably joined "organic," "raw" and "green" as a food industry catchphrase. Hosted by the Wharton Undergraduate Hospitality and Travel Club, the panel discussed what the food industry’s latest buzz word means in practice.
Luke Holden, founder and president of Luke’s Lobster In Maine, fishermen understand and respect sustainable practices, according to Holden. “It’s the engine that keeps them coming back year after year,” he said. “No business is truly sustainable in aspects of everything they do and touch. But if you make a pledge to try and pick off all the little pieces that you can to reduce the footprint that you’re making, that enables us to move closer to sustainability.” Holden said that customers increasingly value sustainable food sourcing. “It means a lot to know where your food is from ... It’s becoming something more than just an idea, more than a few vegan folks,” he said.
Nicole Marquis, owner of HipCityVeg “The fact is, the single best thing you can do to save the earth is to stop eating fellow animals,” Marquis said. HipCityVeg’s mission is “to serve a plant-based menu to millions of people.” Marquis reiterated Holden’s point that consumers appreciate environmentally conscious business. “Sustainable practices make for a sustainable clientele,” she said. “It’s all part of the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.” She joked that one of her biggest challenges in constructing a sustainable menu was sourcing vegan mayonnaise. Marquis acknowledged that it can costly to maintain a sustainable food business. “Once we make the bottom line not just about the bottom line, then we can start to affect change,” she said.
Joshua Brau, manager of Food with Integrity at Chipotle Brau questioned how the food industry quantifies sustainability. “I think we really need to be more rigorous — what is really sustainable? What is a meaningful change we can make?” he asked. Brau also wants to see big franchises held accountable for their goals. “I’m skeptical of companies that are throwing the word 'sustainable' out there,” he said. “McDonald's has committed to sourcing sustainable beef by 2015 — but what does that mean?” “Reducing the amount of meat we eat is the single best thing we can do to reduce our environmental impact,” Brau said. Chipotle does serve meat, but is striving to offer vegetarian alternatives. “When we eat meat, it needs to be better meat,” he added.
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Urban farm to open in West Philadelphia Greensgrow Farms will open a new space on 49th and Baltimore BY JILL GOLUB Staff Writer
A green space is opening amid the myriad shops and restaurants on Baltimore Avenue. Currently being built by volunteers from Greensgrow Farms , an urban farming not-for-profit, the space will be a place for West Philadelphians to buy plants, attend urban farming workshops and hold community meetings. Located at 4912 Baltimore Ave., Greensgrow West will be the first in-ground expansion of Greensgrow Farms, which is based in Kensington, Pa . Other than selling plants and seeds, Greensgrow West Jill Golub/Staff Writer is planning on hosting events such as gardening classes, Greensgrow West is an urban farming not-for-profit being developed by tool workshops, composting Greensgrow Farms. It will be located at 4912 Baltimore Ave. workshops and children’s summer programs. the West Philadelphia com- center that not only grows Through their program- munity. various plants, but also hosts m i ng , Gr e en sg r ow We st “We know that West Phila- events to educate the local hopes to address the prob- delphia has a strong history community on the imporlems of fresh food accessibil- of community gardening and tance of sustainability and ity in West Philadelphia. right now there’s nowhere farming. “There’s not a lot of ac- for people to advance those Kuck described Greenscessibility to local foods, or resources,” Kuck said. “We grow’s mission as about “refresh foods in general in West are hoping to provide those vitalizing vacant land and Philadelphia,” said Jenni- tools and also help advance underutilized spaces to crefer Foster, retail manager of Greensgrow’s educational ate livable communities that Greensgrow West. “We want and outreach mission.” are healthy for the people to make sure that everyone Foster said that Greens- and the planet.” gets what they need — food, g r o w We s t i s c u r r e nt l y A lthough Greensg row plants and knowledge.” looking for community vol- Far ms was look ing for a Bot h Fost er a nd Rya n u nt e er s , i nc lud i ng Pen n larger space in West PhilaKuck , project d irector of students, to work at the new delphia, they have signed a Greensgrow Farms, believe location. two-year lease on the 49th that West Philadelphia will Greensgrow Farms was and Baltimore space as an be receptive to their new founded in 1997 on a litter- entryway into the commuspace because the commu- filled lot in Kensington. The nity. nity cares about gardening founders started out excluThe new West Philadeland planting. sively growing and selling phia location will celebrate Greensgrow West hopes lettuce, and eventually de- its opening on April 5 from 2 to work with and expand into veloped into an agricultural p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Solving the ‘million dollar’ donation question
Katherina Rosqueta will discuss philanthropy at TEDxPhiladelphia BY CLAIRE COHEN Deputy News Editor
Everyday, Katherina Rosqueta works on solving the “million dollar question” — if you have a million dollars, how do you spend them so they do the most good? R osquet a , a 2 0 01 M BA a lumna a nd found i ng executive director of Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy, will be speaking about her work at the TEDxPhiladelphia conference this Friday. Du r i ng her tenu re at CHIP, Rosqueta created donation guides and occasionally worked with individual philanthropists to help them give their money in a way that has the maximum impact per dollar. Once the
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always an individual donor who’s got some money to give and trying to give it in a way that makes as big of a difference it can in the life of somebody else.” Available for free on their website, CHIP creates donor guides outlining which types of organizations to look for when making donations. On March 20, the center f inished a piece focused on preventing childhood obesity using Philadelphia as a case example. “[Philadelphia] is one of the few regions that has reduced obesity rates for one of the hardest to help populations,” Rosqueta said. She added that the work Philadelphia has done to lower obesity rates is “relevant and instructive for other regions.”
The g uide recommends a three-pronged approach to tackling childhood obesity: starting early, enabling healthy choices and increasing access to healthy foods and exercise. Each suggestion includes a “cost-per-impact,” which describes the price of creating a desired action. Using Philadelphia as a case example is the subject of the upcoming TEDxPhiladelphia conference, themed “the new workshop of the world.” “It really is Philadelphia’s legacy,” Rosqueta said. “It is the source for some of these new ideas that shaped this country and that other countries adapted.” In her talk, Rosqueta will discuss how the concept of high impact philanthropy
fits in with the idea of Philadelphia as the world’s workshop. In spring 2006, Rosqueta left McKinsey & Company to return to Penn to help found CHIP. Since then, the center’s approaches to philanthropy evolved from an 100 page donor guide to videos and social media in order to reach donors interested in making a difference. Currently, Rosqueta and a team from CHIP are developing a course for fall 2014 on social impact analysis and the economics of opportunities that will be open to students from all schools. “The only way to get that answer to that million dollar question is to have that multidisciplinar y course,” she said.
“We have more and more information that can help donors get to impact faster,” she said. “Our ‘customer’ is
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hough we all know the Internet is for porn (thanks Avenue Q), the bedroom is no longer the only area being ceded to digital territory. For every girl with daddy’s AmEx, window browsing on Fifth Avenue has been replaced with online shopping. And FYEs everywhere have virtually been rendered useless (pun intended) with the existence of the multifarious iTunes store. Things are no different here at Penn, where the Rave gets nearly half the traffic for the midnight screenings of blockbuster hits like Twilight as Hulu does the day after the newest episode of 30 Rock airs. This makes sense. We Penn students are too busy procrastinating on Penn InTouch and designing funny lacrosse pinnies for the clubs we’re involved in to leave the comfort of our beds to
watch Hugo in theaters. And we fit this mold of overworked Ivy League students well, with only about 17% of Penn undergrads watching movies at the Rave every semester. But how about the other stereotype, the one that says all college students are poor? The free movement of information made possible by the interweb makes
you guess then that Penn students would prefer to get their RomCom fix online with free streaming websites like SideReel and Ch131 rather than pay for services provided by Netflix and Redbox? While 75% of us watch movies online, nearly 50% pay for it. I hear Horrible Bosses — a new release on iTunes — is hysterical, but is Whose recommendations do you take? it worth the 50 1.5 salads at 47.7% Other Sweetgreen 40% 40 A Friend it would Cinema Studies have cost if 30 Major 26.2% 25% 25% I had seen it Professor or TA 20 in theaters? Street Ramen noo10 *Students surveyed were allowed to choose more dles aren’t than one option. 0 that bad, I guess. entertainment accessible and The average Penn student inexpensive to anyone with an (who is anything but average, if AirPennNet account. Wouldn’t you ask Amy Gutmann) watch-
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The Universit y of Pennsylvania is an amazing place. But it isn’t perfect. In recent months, our community has united to make considerable progress in combating issues surrounding mental health. Still though, resources are often decentralized, mental illness is stigmatized and students who seek support from Counseling and Psychological Services often must wait weeks before seeing a counselor. Penn has a need-blind, no-loan financial aid policy. St i l l t houg h, t here a re students with extenuating circumst a nces who fa ll through the cracks. Organizations like ASAP, 1-i n - 4 a nd T he Vag i n a Monolog ues continue to expand their footprint and make a big impact. Still though, rape culture pervades. One of every four women is sexually assaulted here, but few of these sexual assaults
are repor ted. Sur v ivors of assault still have to face stigma, marginalization and ubiquitous rape myths that, amongst a plethora of other factors, often coalesce to make healing feel impossible. Women are doing huge and inspiring things here. Still though, females continue to be underrepresented in elected student government positions: The UA has had only six female chairs since its 1972 establishment, and since the UA’s adoption of a school-wide election process, no woman has ever run for UA president. -Penn needs a student b o d y pr e sident who i s equipped to work tirelessly to solve the aforementioned problems, and UA presidential candidate Joyce Kim has the track record, the vision, the relationships and the commitment that it takes. She has served as the chair of the United Minorities
Council and, in this capacity, has worked ceaselessly to improve minority student life at Penn by helping to save Multicultural Scholars Preview from cancelation, orchestrating Unity Month and advocating for her peers. She has expansive knowledge of and experience in the UA because she has served as UA Secretary and UA Social Justice Director, and,in this capacity, has sought endlessly to better our University community in many ways, including encouraging professors to release major grades in advance of the course drop period. She has relationships with students from cultural organizations, members of Greek life and athletics and University administrators. She has friendships with students from disparate walks of life. And she has a propensity for bringing them all together.
She has a platform that pr ov id e s c onc r et e a nd achievable solutions to issues surrounding mental health, financial aid, integration of international students, cultural sensitivity and sexual violence prevention. She has a deep understanding of the challenges that face our community, and she has a die hard dedication to rising to meet them. She is the leader that we need. We are proud to support her candidacy for UA President. We encourage you to learn more about her, her platform and her running mate at joyceandjosh4ua.com. And when you vote for your next student government leaders this week, we urge you to make the right “Joyce!” Ariel Koren, Class President, 2015 Jesus Perez, Class President, 2016
If at first you don’t succeed... FRIEDOM OF SPEECH | Our lives are a series of chapters constantly being written On my first day of spring break, I got the first of many emails about Hey Day. Stream of consciousness: What?! Hey Day?! But Hey Day is for rising seniors and I’m not a ... oh. We h av e a l l b e c o m e accustomed to being bombarded with questions a b o ut o u r d e g r e e s , o u r relationships and our futures by family members. Great Aunt Edith wants to know what on earth you’re going to do with that history degree, Uncle Jer r y asks where you plan on living and cousin Sam inquires whether you’re going to follow in the footsteps of your father and go to law school. I didn’t have the answers to their questions, and until now that didn’t really matter. “I’m just a sophomore,” I would tell people. “I have time to figure all that out.” A s I opened t he ema i l
a b o u t H e y D a y, I w a s overcome by an allencompassing sensation of terror. Where had the time gone? Where will I live? And what on earth was I going to do with my history degree? Chr is Farley ’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Matt Foley, echoed in my brain, screaming, “What are you gonna do with your life?” Suddenly, I felt I didn’t have so much time to figure it out. I’m certain I’m not alone in this. Particularly in a preprofessional env ironment l i ke Pen n , t he pr e ssu r e to k now what we’re going to do w it h ou r l ives a nd where we’re goi ng t o do it is omnipresent . Our classmates are going to be nurses, to be engineers and to be investment bankers. For some of us, though, the future isn’t so clear-cut. I s t i l l d o n’ t h a v e t h e a n s wer s t o t he d i f f ic u lt
questions. What has c h a n g e d , h o w e v e r, i s that I have become more comfortable with that. These days, if someone asks where I am going to live, I answer simply, “somewhere warm.” When asked during spring break what I was going to do with my history degree, I answered w ith a laugh, “probably nothing.” I just happen to love history and Penn has an outstanding department. So, no, world, I am not going to teach history or go to law school. The truth is, I’ll probably do a lot of things. Statistics say that the average person changes careers five to seven times in their life. By no means will my history degree, the city I choose to live in or whatever my first career is confine me for the rest of my life. Self-discovery does not end with college. There is no final conclusion to be drawn upon
graduating where we can say assuredly, this is what I want to do forever. Just ask Ellen DeGeneres, who before becoming one of the funniest people on the planet, was a paralegal.
Self-discovery does not end with college. There is no final conclusion to be drawn upon graduating where we can say assuredly, this is what I want to do forever.”
We may not get it just right the f irst , second or even third time. Perhaps, though, the first career will show us
— with absolute certainty — what we don’t want to do. Perhaps the second will be satisf ying enough, but not fulfilling in the way we need. Perhaps during the third, we’ll start our families and choose to give up our careers for some time. Steve Case, founder of AOL Inc., summed it up nicely in his speech at the University of Nor t h Ca r ol i na’s 2 013 commencement: “Be curious. Be open. Be flexible. Let your life unfold as a series of chapters.” As we begin to write our final chapter here at Penn, we should remember that t he nex t c h apt er i s ju st beginning, and inevitably, an entirely different one begins after that, and so on. My fellow juniors, we’ll be OK. My wish for all of us on our impending Hey Day and transition to senior-hood is that we never completely
ALEXANDRA FRIEDMAN figure out what we want to do with our lives. That we continue always to lear n, g row, fa i l a nd t r y aga i n. That we never become so satisfied with anything that we become complacent. That life continues to challenge us, and that we continue to rise to the occasion. I would like to dedicate t h i s c o lu m n t o m y l at e grandfather Ernie Friedman, who taught me that life is about trying, failing, trying again, succeeding and having fun in the meantime. ALEXANDRA FRIEDMAN is a College junior from Atlanta studying history. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her @callme_alfrie.
How to be a successful graduate SARA, STRUGGLING | The list of ‘qualifications’ demanded by employers has become ridiculous It has begun: my season of applying to programs, to jobs and — horror of horrors — to internships. As I fill my days with applications, resumes and cover letters, I’m beginning to wonder what it takes to be “successful” today. A s I began rereading t h e c l a s s i c s s o I ’d b e better prepared to answer pretentious literature questions at the drop of a bowler cap, I realized: The answer is here. For those of us who read “Pride and Prejudice” for English seminars or the high school English Literature AP test, Caroline Bingley is not a role model. If anything, she’s the image of snobbery and ridiculous ideals. But when she asserts her list of qualities, I find myself laughing. They’re nothing. In fact, they seem much more reasonable than many job applications I’ve come across.
So, with a little tweaking, I’m considering the ridiculous list of what it takes to be a successful college graduate, in the style of Jane Austen’s Caroline Bingley: A college graduate must have a thorough knowledge of Formal Reasoning, Quantitative Data Analysis, Cross Cu ltu ra l A na lysis, Cultural Diversit y in the United States and an — albeit begrudging — respect for the says/does outline as studied in the Writing Seminar. This candidate, he or she, must also have a more-thanmodest g rasp on cur rent events; follow the company on T witter and LinkedIn; and attend all networking, on-campus recruiting and information sessions offered. For every minute wasted on Reddit, he or she must be able to forego sleep for a midterm paper. A college graduate must also f ill the hours of the
day outside the classroom
A college graduate must also fill the hours of the day outside the classroom with a cappella tryouts and Ultimate Frisbee, and must volunteer at a local shelter.” with a cappella tryouts and Ultimate Frisbee, and must volunteer at a local shelter. But this candidate must also have the free time to read for leisure and pursue vocational hobbies f r om wat ercolor painting to belly-dancing. But still, there are things
such a graduate must not do in order to maintain his or her external presence. A truly worthy candidate does not post late-night pictures o n F a c e b o o k w it h o p e n drink containers, and such an individual does not tweet profanities nor take turns about the Quad during the peak hours of study at Van Pelt. W h i le t h i s p er fe c t job candidate can assert skills a n d l i s t a s s e t s i n n e at 11-point typeface, he or she must not brag or boast. For besides all this — all these core requi rements a nd extracurriculars and extra extracurriculars — a true c a nd id at e mu st p o s se s s a certain something in his or her air that can only be witnessed in the manner of entering an interview. Such character can only be revealed by a personal essay, or a cover letter, or a question such as, “If you
were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why?” Or, perchance, seven perfected letters of recommendation from advisors, professors, at-r isk youth and the cur rent P resident of the United States (all, of course, stamped and sealed to prove our candidate’s true honor). A true candidate, a true college graduate, must have this unique quality in his or her voice, address and expressions, usage of the ironic hashtag or an A-line skirt. The shocking thing is that this list is much longer than the single paragraph that Caroline Bingley provides. A basket-weaving preceptorial, a Yo u T u b e t u t o r i a l o n embroider y and I all blow Caroline Bingley out of the water. What now, Mr. Darcy? I n t od ay ’s job ma rket , employers ask for so much. When did this happen? I can’t say I’m ungrateful
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SARA SCHONFELD to my university for setting me up to succeed. Thanks to Penn, I can check off all these boxes — or at least I’ve been given a leg up. But t hat doesn’t ma ke it any less ridiculous. My OKCupid account was less complex than many of these applications. Somehow it makes me feel better to think about it like this: While an employer may not bat an eyelash at my impressive list of hobbies and activities and GPA, somewhere in the fictional land of Jane Austen, Caroline Bingley is jealous. SARA SCHONFELD is a College senior from Philadelphia studying English. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her @SaraSchon.
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2014 POWER DOWN CHALLENGE BY THE NUMBERS FEB. 3 TO MARCH 2, 2014
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Green Campus Partnership administered a survey to see how participants in PDC approached it and what they learned after the challenge
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Concern for the environment (reducing carbon footprint)
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What did participants in PDC this year do to conserve energy?
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It's easier than you think to save energy:
Shut windows to reduce building energy use
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Students rally against North Face “Deathtraps” SLAP pressuring North Face parent company to sign safety accord BY LAUREN FEINER Staff Writer Student groups at colleges across the country are demanding no more people die creating a North Face product. VF Corporation, the parent company of outerwear clothing brand The North Face, has refused to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which aims to ensure the health and safety of factory workers. Brands such as American Eagle, H&M and Adidas are among over 150 companies to have signed the accord thus far. A fire at one of VF Corporation’s supplier factories killed at least 20 people in 2010. “The next disaster could happen in a factory producing apparel for a US university,” International Campaign Coordinator at United Students Against Sweatshops and recent graduate of the University of Washington Garrett Shishido Strain said. Penn’s Student Labor Action Project joined in on USAS’s campaign titled “North Face Deathtraps” at the beginning of the school year. VF Corporation is the largest branded apparel manufacturer in the world with over 91 factories providing jobs to over 190,000 workers in Bangladesh. It also owns brands such as Jansport, Vans, Timberland and Nautica. The choice to focus on The North Face brand came from a desire to center the campaign on a name that is familiar to college students, SLAP member and College freshman Devan Spear said. On March 1, a group of approximately 15 Penn and Temple students stood outside of The North Face store in Center City, chanting and distributing flyers to passersby to promote their cause.
Henner’s name added to ballot later HENNER from page 1 ror, I think their response was completely appropriate and very quick ... I’m really grateful it was able to be taken care of the same night,” Henner said. The seven SEAS candidates were consulted before the ballot was replaced. “The NEC called all of the candidates running for Engineering representative and told them to let their voters know. They also emailed the Engineering Deans Advisory Board and reached out to the Facebook pages to propagate
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ABOUT VF CORPORATION It is the largest maker of branded apparel in the world. VF is the parent company of 36 brands, including North Face, Vans, Timberland, Jansport, VF Imagewear, Wrangler, Lee, and Nautica. It produces approximately 450 million units per year spread across 36 brands. VF operates 29 manufacturing facilities and uses approximately 1,900 contractor factories in 60 countries. In 2012, VF Corporation brought in $10.8 billion in revenue and $5.06 billion in gross profit. It contracts with 91 factories in Bangladesh, employing over 190,000 garment workers. Eric Wiseman is the CEO of VF Corporation. In 2012, Mr. Wiseman received $14.2 million in compensation. VF was producing at That’s It Sportswear factory in Bangladesh (owned by Hameem Group), which burned in December of 2010, killing 29 workers and injuring more than a hundred. In October of 2012, another VF factory, Eurotex, which was disclosed as a producer of collegiate apparel, burned in Dhaka. This isn’t the first time SLAP has been involved in advocating for workers’ rights abroad. Last December, the group helped to ensure that clothing sold at the Penn Bookstore will be created in safe conditions by convincing the administration to require the brands to which it grants licenses to sign the accord. Penn was one of the first of 11 schools nationwide to have taken this action since the national campaign started last September. Student groups involved in the “North Face Deathtraps” campaign work independently on their respective campuses, but can also attend national conferences, as some SLAP members did this November, Shishido Strain said. Currently, SLAP is shifting its focus from Penn’s administration to VF Corporation. Although the company has not signed the accord, it claims to be committed to an agenda of “Corporate Responsibility.” According to the company’s website, VF estab-
votes,” Henner said. This change does not affect candidates on other ballots, and the new ballot will not double-count votes for UA SEAS representatives. “It also will not double-count those votes in UA SEAS; it effectively wiped the slate for UA SEAS and gave all eligible engineering students a chance to cast their vote anew,” Ding said in an email statement. Any engineering voters who voted before the 12:40 a.m. ballot replacement will have the opportunity to recast their votes. Ding also said that on March 22, about 26 hours before voting opened, he emailed the full ballot to all of the candidates requesting that they verify their name and position on the ballot. Henner did not notify the NEC of the mistake at that time.
lished a set of Global Compliance Principles in 1997 that outline worker rights. These standards are the minimum that must be met for VF to engage in business with a factory. Principle 7, “Health and Safety,” says that workers must be provided with a safe work environment that is in compliance with the laws of the factory’s home country. Bangladesh passed a new law regarding worker safety in July 2013 due to economic pressure from the United States after a factory building collapse at Rana Plaza that April, Al Jazeera reported. The law forbids padlocking doors — a fire hazard — and requires structural changes to undergo inspection, since extra floors are often added that cannot support workers’ weight, which caused the collapse at Rana Plaza. VF Corporation was not connected to the collapse at Rana Plaza. “It’s our hope that, in the spirit of our shared goals, the Alliance and the Accord on
Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh will continue to actively seek opportunities to collaborate and align moving forward,” VF Corporation said in an emailed statement to The Daily Pennsylvanian. “It’s essential that this not be viewed as a competition between groups, but rather as somewhat differing approaches en route to achieving the same goal — a safe workplace for people in Bangladesh.” The company cited its common work with labor organizations and the Bangladeshi government to advocate for worker safety. W hile Ba ngladesh may seem a world away, SLAP is confident that it can make a difference on this issue of worker safety. “There are obviously a lot of things going on internationally that we should care about that we don’t necessarily have the power to change,” Spear said. “It’s important for students to recognize where they have power and use that power to create change.”
Group to assess other schools’ hazing policies HAZING from page 1 areas of student life, held its third meeting on Monday. The group aims to further explore and understand hazing, said Executive Director of the Office of Student Affairs, Katie Bonner, who is leading the group. The group aims to “[pull] out central themes” about hazing, rather than identify particular problem groups, she added. Ultimately, the group’s goal is to create a set of recommendations for the University on how to combat hazing at Penn. Bonner hopes that some recommendations for changes will be in place by the fall, although no target date has been set for the release of a final set of suggestions. The work ing group includes student represent atives f rom Greek life, per for ming ar ts groups, and the Undergraduate Assembly, as well as student athletes. The wide range of representatives will “broaden” the discussion around hazing to more than just the “typical rhetoric” of its association with Greek life, Bonner explained. “I think it is really impor t ant that all student groups, not just Greek life, are represented in these discussions,” College junior Brandon Fleischer, a representative of performing arts groups, said in an email. “Hazing can happen at any group at Penn,” he said. That’s why members of the working group should “come from all communities” so
that policies “can be delivered to all communities,” he added. At the group’s first meeting in December, it addressed the specifics of an actual definition of hazing, Bonner said. She said that including student discussions about hazing is helping University staff understand the best ways to approach the problem. “Hazing covers everything — it’s kind of daunting,” Bonner said. She explained how student presence in the working group is helping it understand the problem of how wanting to belong to a student group prevents students from reporting hazing. So fa r, t he g roup has found that students often don’t trust the administration enough to report issues surrounding hazing. Mond ay ’s meet i ng i nvolved research into how Penn’s peer institutions approach hazing, said Interfraternity Council President and College junior Jimmy Germi , who is the student representative for Greek life in the group. He said examining other schools’ policies will allow the group to assess what new strategies “would fit best at Penn,” he said. The group is looking for “ways to develop a culture where students can ask for help and assistance,” Germi said. “ We k now that hazing exists and that it is a significant issue,” Bonner said. However, she said that no specific incidents prompted the creation of the group. “I don’t by any means think we’re in a crisis,” she said, “more that I think the student community is in a place where they can be challenged to provide a better community.”
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New AD can â€˜bring in some fresh ideasâ€™ CALHOUN from page 1 ing until then.â€? Under Bilsky, Penn Athletics recently finished fundraising $125 million during Pennâ€™s Making History campaign with the Campaign for Penn Athletics. Penn also renovated existing facilities, including the Palestra and Franklin Field,
No immediate changes for menâ€™s hoops Q&A from page 10 the student apathy at Penn right now? A: Absolutely, it was certainly an issue I was confronted with in taking the position. We very much tied it to student life. We looked at athletics competitions as opportunities to really promote that sense of community and to get that sense of student life energized on campus. Certainly I just know what Iâ€™ve read from the Penn situation and talking to select individuals. Again, I repeat what I said earlier, this is a national issue, this is nothing thatâ€™s unique to Penn by any means. But I think itâ€™s how you approach it, starting from within. But really looking for those strong university partnerships, many of which I think you have in place already. But how can we expand upon those? What will make things more fun for students? I always feel like if we can get them into the arena, if we can get them into the Palestra and show them a good time, theyâ€™re going to keep coming back. So itâ€™s all about how we put that together and create those experiences that we want to come out to and keep them coming back. Itâ€™s something that we all work together toward. When you look around this remarkable facility and think about the history and tradition here, I do think that Penn students all need to have that experience before they leave here, and weâ€™ll work hard to do that. Q: Thereâ€™s a lot of hoopla, for lack of a better word, surrounding the success or lack of it for the Penn basketball program. Whatâ€™s your sense of how the program is doing and what experience do you bring oversee-
and constructed new ones, adding Meiklejohn Stadium in 2000, Rhodes Field in 2002, Penn Park in 2011 and Vagelos Field in 2013. Similarly to Bilsky, Calhoun oversaw significant changes in her time at Loyola. She opened two new facilities while hiring and restructuring 40 new coaches and staff members, which included the hiring of three-time WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes as womenâ€™s basketball coach. She also helped Loyola transition into the Missouri Valley Conference. â€œI knew going into Loyola that it was a rebuild opportunity,â€? Calhoun said. â€œThe president, vice president, university leadership
ing menâ€™s basketball program coaching changes, as you did at Loyola? A: Well first and foremost, during this transitional period, we have no plans to make any changes. I believe strongly that I need to get in and really assess the situation firsthand. I believe everyone is entitled to a fair opportunity. Certainly I can see the records as everyone does and read the blogs as everyone can. But I really need to understand whatâ€™s happening there, and certainly will begin that evaluation and my fact-finding immediately. But certainly I am very committed to a fair and full process with this in figuring out how I can best support the program going forward. Q: People are making parallels with the situation in basketball you inherited at Loyola and the situation in basketball youâ€™re inheriting at Penn. How did you go about assessing the basketball situation at Loyola and how do you go about making that assessment now? A: Again, very different situation in that I learned coming into the Loyola situation that the coach was going into the last year of his contract. Iâ€™ve been in college athletics to know that when you have a coach in the last year of his contract, thereâ€™s no ability to recruit, that would inevitably be used against that individual. It certainly would not have been my choice to make a change at that time. Personally it was very difficult, I was finishing a job, starting a new one, transitioning a family and then had to do a menâ€™s basketball coaching search. Made for a very difficult time. But again, knowing that the coach was going into his last year, we came to terms with the fact that we had to be willing to either extend or we had to make a change. Ultimately, we just did not feel comfortable enough that the student-athletes were having that quality of experience and that the winning was there to extend that coachâ€™s contract.
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a member of the committee, said. â€œWe feel really good about the end result and we think we have a fantastic person to follow in Steve Bilskyâ€™s footsteps.â€? The committee, in conjunction with Daniel Parker of Parker Executive Search who was hired as a consultant, both received applications and reached out to candidates. Calhoun said that she was â€œcalled by the search firm,â€? which gave her the chance to get back to the Ivy League. While Calhoun doesnâ€™t have a prior connection to Penn, many see that fact as a positive, including Class of 1973 Wharton graduate Bob Johnson, one of
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Calhoun will face the same old issues TONY from page 10 ey.” The reliance on philanthropy is fine for now, but substantial athletics budget cuts could always be just a generation of indifferent Penn students away. Penn men’s basketball program is at its lowest ebb in history — seven years without an Ivy crown and, more importantly, a glaringly unacceptable 17-42 record in the last two seasons. So that last one got really awkward towards the end of Calhoun’s press conference. Penn men’s basketball coach Jerome Allen was noticeably absent for much of the presser, one of very few Penn head coaches not in attendance. He walked in towards the end of the event, probably soon enough to hear Calhoun say this about the possibility of
her firing him: “First and foremost, during this transitional period, we have no plans to make any changes. I believe strongly that I need to get in and really assess the situation firsthand. I believe everyone is entitled to a fair opportunity. Certainly I can see the records as everyone does and read the blogs as everyone can. But I really need to understand what’s happening there.” The irony is that just a month after Calhoun took over at Loyola, she fired men’s basketball coach Jim Whitesell and replaced him with Porter Moser. “It certainly would not have been my choice to make a change at that time,” Calhoun said. “But again, knowing that the coach was going into his last year, we came to terms with the fact that we had to be willing to either extend or we had to make a change. Ultimately, we just did not feel comfortable enough that the student athletes were having that quality of experience and that the winning was there to extend that coach’s contract.”
So is the winning there for Penn basketball now? We all know the answer is no, but what can Calhoun do about it? Her final words to reporters: “There tends to be a narrow window where positions turn over, and we knew that to get a good pool for that position, we would have to move quickly.” Right. Calhoun means so much more to the Penn community than Allen or no Allen, but that conundrum signals the weird irony that she’s a new face being forced to adopt more of the same old. The same old Penn basketball. The same old student apathy to turn around. Calhoun is exceptionally wellqualified for her new job and thus as well-equipped as possible to transform the same old and reenergize Penn Athletics. The weirdness is hers to wipe out now — or at least sometime soon.
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Penn handled Leopards in doubleheaders BASEBALL from page 10 the finals in 2012 before falling to St. Joe’s.
If Penn’s recent performance against Lafayette is any indication, a return trip to the tournament semifinals could be in order. Last weekend, the Quakers took three out of four games in a pair of doubleheaders split between the two schools’ stadiums, and would have earned a sweep if not for a walk-off single by the
Leopards’ Campbell Lipe in extra innings of Sunday’s first game. Penn racked up 22 runs in its three victories and received a complete-game shutout from junior starting pitcher Connor Cuff in Saturday’s opener. He struck out four in the Quakers’ 3-0 win. A repeat per for ma nce, though, is on hold.
MIKE TONY is a senior English and history major from Uniontown, Pa. and staff writer of The Daily Pennsylvanian. He can be reached at email@example.com.
SOME DAYS YOU WIN, SOME DAYS YOU LOSE, SOME DAYS IT RAINS 3/3 — Softball’s scheduled home-opening doubleheader vs. St. Joseph’s is postponed due to snow 3/18 — Baseball’s road matchup at Villanova is postponed due to rain 3/19 — Softball’s home doubleheader vs. Lehigh is postponed after two innings of one game due to rain, no makeup date has been set 3/23 — Softball takes on St. Joseph’s and is swept, 5-2, 5-0 3/24 — Baseball’s Tuesday matchup vs. Lafayette is postponed due to expected rain 3/27 — Makeup date for baseball at Villanova
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Junior pitcher Connor Cuff dominated Lafayette in his first meeting with the Leopards on Saturday, pitching a completegame shutout. He scattered four hits and struck out six batters without issuing any walks in Penn’s 3-0 win.
4/1— Makeup date for baseball vs. Lafayette Graphic by Zoe Goldberg
Frontcourt will be big factor next year W. HOOPS from page 10 and Blue focused entering Sunday’s game. Thus, if McLaughlin and the Quakers succeed in challenging themselves outside of the Ivy League, Penn will continue to rise up in pressure games. Sports Editor Ian Wenik: Watching Penn dominate Texas in the first half but get torched inside in the second stanza, I think I realized on Sunday just how important it is for Penn to keep its frontcourt duo of Sydney Stipanovich and Kara Bonenberger out of foul trouble.
You could tell from the second that both were on the bench that the Longhorns were out for blood. I think that going forward, the inside-out game and interior presence that Stipanovich and Bonenberger provide are going to be absolutely crucial and will likely be the centerpiece of McLaughlin’s offensive sets. The only question will be as to who will take all of those open jumpers that the pair will set up, now that Baron is gone. Will it be Keiera Ray? Kathleen Roche? A freshman? That remains to be seen. Senior Sports Editor Steven Tydings: My main takeaway from that game was the extreme effort that the senior class gave, not just in that game but all season long. Baron led the way, as usual, scoring and doing everything she could to
put Penn ahead early. Fellow captain Meghan McCullough was her normal self, playing her steady game at the point and keeping the Quakers grounded. And Courtney Wilson stepped up in a big way off the bench. All season long, she took a backseat to Stipanovich. On Sunday, with Stipanovich in foul trouble, Wilson gave one of her best efforts of the year and that will not soon be forgotten by the underclassmen who will follow her role in the future. Watching the senior class all year long, from Baron to McCullough to Wilson to Kristen Kody, there is no doubting the effort they gave to the program and how deeply they cared while on the court. The seniors will be missed and a defining moment for next year will be how this year’s junior class steps up into similar leadership roles.
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M. grace calhoun: From providence to the palestra Brown graduate, athlete in track & field, bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
1993 - 97
Acting Athletic Director at St. Francis (Pa.)
1997 - 98
Florida Athletics, including working for Florida’s University Athletic Association
Athletic Director and Assistant Vice President at Loyola Chicago
Associate Athletic Director at Dartmouth
2002 - 05
Associate Executive Director of the Patriot League
Senior Associate Athletic Director at Indiana
Officially announced as Athletic Director for Penn on Mar. 24
Calhoun will hit the ground running ... eventually
new era for Penn Athletics has arrived. And it feels really weird. M. Grace Calhoun was formally introduced as Penn’s next athletic director Monday after a four month-long search process and her resume indicates that she was worth the wait. She’s a 1992 Brown graduate and was associate athletic director at Dartmouth from 2002-05, so she knows Ivy athletics. She is, in her words, the “soon to be former” athletic director at Loyola Chicago, so she knows how to oversee collegiate athletics in
an urban landscape. She said all the right things at her introductory press conference, using her Palestra pulpit to broadcast her appreciation for the Big 5 tradition and desire to enhance the Penn community through successful and engaging athletics. “We need to train them that this is fun, that this is community-building, that these will be some of the great moments that they’ll take with them for the rest of their lives,” Calhoun said. Her commitment to hitting the ground running covered pretty much everything most Penn supporters would like to hear. Except when she can actually hit the ground running. “Steve Bilsky is in the position until [July 1] and I fully expect him to continue his decision-making until then,” Calhoun said. “Quite honestly, this will be the sanest transition I’ve had. I’ve had a lot where I finish in one state on Friday and start in the next job on Monday.” That’s true, you need time to adjust to any job, let alone one overseeing a multimillion dollar organi-
zation like Penn Athletics that directly or indirectly affects millions of lives every day. But when an organization finds itself at a crossroads as stark as the one that is facing Penn Athletics right now, it needs a leader at the helm. Yet what Penn Athletics has is one lame duck AD in Bilsky and one still transitioning AD in Calhoun. In other words, when you have two athletic directors, you don’t have any. So what’s the crossroads that Penn Athletics faces? Pick one. A student body so apathetic towards Penn Athletics that just one solitary student showed up for the athletic director search open forum last month. An Athletics apparatus so reliant on fundraising that Bilsky couldn’t even support his successor at her introductory presser because he was on a fundraising trip, so reliant on philanthropy that Calhoun admitted that “Provost Price has made it clear that he does not enjoy getting asked for mon-
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Graphic by Jenny Lu
THE BUZZ: ROUNDTABLE
Takeaways from Penn’s Tourney trip BY DP SPORTS EDITORS From The Daily Pennsylvanian’s sports blog, THE BUZZ On Sunday, Penn women’s hoops did battle with Texas in the Quakers’ first NCAA Tournament action in ten years. Though the Red and Blue fell to the Longhorns even with a dazzling start from senior captain Alyssa Baron, the overall achievement of reaching the Big Dance was not only the perfect culmination of the 2013-14 season, but even more meaningful for Penn’s four seniors. As the calendar flips to the next season, now’s the time to discuss the takeaways from Sunday’s game. Sports Editor Riley Steele: I’d by
lying if I said I hadn’t fallen in love with Mike McLaughlin’s team this season. Not only did the Quakers defeat Princeton for the first time in six years and end the Tigers four-year run atop the Ancient Eight, Penn also had a stellar nonconference slate as well. Ultimately, that’s what I take away from Sunday’s matchup with Texas; though the Longhorns blitzed Penn throughout the second half and eventually pulled away, the Quakers were prepared for the moment. They never looked overmatched or scared. I believe that the ability for Penn to challenge top-tier nonconference opponents like Notre Dame, Miami and members of the Big 5 kept the Red
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The newly introduced athletic director fielded a wide range of questions at her introductory press conference BY MIKE TONY Senior Staff Writer
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Freshman center Sydney Stipanovich was a breakout star in her debut campaign.
Rain comes again for Quakers
BASEBALL | Red and Blue’s contest against Lafayette postponed, makeup date for Villanova game set BY IAN WENIK Sports Editor It looks like Penn baseball will have to wait a bit longer to settle the score with Lafayette.
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Though the Quakers were originally scheduled to play the Leopards for the fifth time in four days tomorrow, that game has been postponed to April 1 due to predicted inclement weather in the region. Additionally, Penn has also announced a makeup date for its contest against Villanova, which was originally scheduled for March 19 but was postponed on account of rain. The Quakers will travel to take on
Q&A with new AD M. Grace Calhoun
the Wildcats this Thursday, with first pitch scheduled for 3:15 p.m. The Red and Blue’s April 1 matchup against the Leopards will be the opening round of the annual Philadelphia Liberty Bell Classic, which pits eight local schools against each other for the right to compete for the title at Citizens Bank Park. The Quakers have never won the title, but reached
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M. Grace Calhoun was formally introduced as Penn’s next athletic director at a press conference at the Palestra at 1 p.m. Monday. She officially takes over effective July 1, but she had plenty of thoughts on Penn Athletics at the presser. Here are the highlights from Calhoun’s Monday remarks. Check out Calhoun’s remarks in full at thedp.com/thebuzz. Q: As you know, Penn has a long history of embracing athletic success at an Ivy League and national level as a major part of the campus community and a way of bringing people together. For as many teams in recent years that have succeeded in the Ivy League, with some of the programs including men’s basketball having fallen off a little bit and attendance having fallen off a little bit, and that feeling in the community having faded, what are your goals for bringing that back? A: Attendance at sporting events is a national issue, it’s not local to the University of Pennsylvania. But I welcome that challenge. I have always believed that it starts from within,
that coaches need to support other coaches, student-athletes need to support other student-athletes, and if you can build that kind of energy base from within, then you start reaching out and there’s that infectious energy that permeates the campus. I understand so many great partnerships have been formed, I was hearing over lunch about a sorority tug-of-war contest that happens at halftimes of games. I love involving as many campus groups as possible in our events to help make them their events as well. I would look to ensure that we have one or multiple events that we’re doing around every game and create those extra draws to bring people in. There’s a lot of competition for students’ time these days, many have grown up in places or at a time where going to athletics was just not part of their culture, part of what they did, so we need to train them that this is fun, that this is community-building, that these will be some of the great moments that they’ll take with them for the rest of their lives, and we’ll build it collectively as a partnership. Q: I’ve read that student apathy was an issue that you had to deal with at Loyola upon taking over there in 2011. How did you go about trying to rectify that issue and what’s your sense of
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