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Carissa Lundquist checked herself into a mental hospital last semester after she claims she was assaulted. This is the story of her attempt to return to normal life at Penn.

BY KRISTEN GRABARZ Staff Writer After a particularly eventful election season, College junior Joyce Kim was elected as the new Undergraduate Assembly President. The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke with Kim about her plans during her tenure. The Daily Pennsylvanian: You’re the first female presiHailing from Allen, dent in a very, very long time. Texas, Kim is a How do you feel about that? junior in the College Joyce Kim: It’s really excitmajoring in Political ing. I feel very thankful to have Science. had this opportunity. I do think it’s a little bit strange — this position was actually created in 2010. Before that it was a chair that was internally elected, but then in 2010 it was changed so the entire student body voted. So the fact that I’m the first female to even run is kind of crazy, but I feel very thankful and honored.

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DP: Can you speak to some of your major initiatives for the upcoming year? JK: Something my committee has been working hard on is a mental wellness resource guide. I think that CAPS is very important and it definitely has a place on campus, but I know that for me, there are some spaces that I go to for my own mental health — say the Greenfield Intercultural Center, the Office of the Chaplain, the multicultural centers in the ARCH. In these spaces I see a lot of ‘regulars,’ but I think it would be awesome if more students could tap into that. The purpose of this guide is us working with 12 different resource centers, along with University Communications and CAPS ... I think the most important part is that it comes with testimonials for each center ... I think that creates a human element. I think that can help destigmatize reaching out to different places when it comes to issues of mental wellness. That’s something I hope to continue working on and hopefully get it out before the end of the semester by working with the student run Mental Health InitiaSEE KIM PAGE 6


or the first month of her final semester at Penn, Carissa Lundquist wasn’t sure she was a student. After an October 2013 encounter with a friend that she believes constituted sexual and physical assault, Carissa, a College senior, did what she thought she was supposed to do: She reported it to the University. But when Penn’s Office of Student Conduct dropped her complaint due to lack of evidence and the restrictions separating Carissa and her alleged attacker were lifted, she broke down and checked herself into a hospital. When she came back to Penn in January for her last semester, she says it took until midFebruary for the University to tell her that she was fully re-enrolled. If the administration hadn’t let her return, she would have considered filing a complaint against the University with the federal Department of Education. Carissa’s case sheds light on some of the shortcomings with how the University handles students who say they have been victims of sexual assault and who experience mental

LIMBO health issues, and reveals the bureaucracy that students must navigate after an unexpected break in academic work. The University was unable to comment on Carissa’s specific case due to confidentiality laws. However, University spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy offered general explanations on Penn’s policies. “The staff who handle these issues are highly trained and deeply committed to helping students in times of need,” MacCarthy said in an emailed statement to The Daily Pennsylvanian. But Carissa felt she was caught up in a process that placed unreasonable burdens on her to prove that she was fit to return to the University. “I feel like Penn wants me to say I’m OK, I’ve moved past it,” she said. “But I’m not going to tell them that things are fine. I’d rather keep throwing it in their face: I’m uncomfortable. Being here is really hard because of the way the whole system seems to have failed me, even though I did the whole process correctly.”


Penn lacrosse allegedly damages bar Manager claims players stole alcohol, exposed genitals, smoked marijuana BY YUEQI YANG Staff Writer Members of Penn’s women’s lacrosse team allegedly engaged in “absolutely deplorable behavior” on Saturday night at Fado Irish Pub in Center City. The bar’s general manager, Casey Neff, sent an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian , women’s lacrosse coach Karin Brower Corbett and Penn’s Athletic Department , among others, claiming that a group of 50 people under the lacrosse team’s reservation did considerable damage to his business. The incident is currently under investigation by Penn’s Athletic Department. The event was a pre-planned party hosted by the Penn women’s lacrosse team scheduled from 9-11 p.m., Neff said, although he added that the group stayed much later. In the email, the bar owner complained that the team members intentionally broke facilities such as a light fixture which caused a “broken glass hazard.” The students also allegedly stole a bottle of liquor from the bar and attempted to steal a sixpack of beer. Neff claimed that the lacrosse players also smoked marijuana in the bathroom and exposed a young woman’s genitals to the “adulation of the rest of the party.” They also allegedly tipped less than 4 percent on the $1,300 tab. “We want people to have fun. We are happy that people come out,” Neff said. “But that was well SEE BAR DAMAGE PAGE 8

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Alum’s whimsical bakery gets Chinatown storefront Audrey Chang’s Audabon Bakeshop formerly supplied macarons to the Rodin cafe BY TINA CHOU Contributing Writer Passion fruit cheesecake, matcha red bean and lavender sesame caramel. Audabon Bakeshop co-owner and baker Audrey Chang is bringing eccentric flavors alive as French macarons. In addition to her selection of macarons, Chang offers puddings such as black sesame, salty caramel and buttermilk panna cotta. The salty caramel pudding is her signature, and it helped to propel her from a portable stand in Suburban Station to her current storefront, which opened last Wednesday. After a member of Yelp’s Elite Squad — a group of particularly active reviewers — raved about the pudding on Yelp’s website, demand for Audabon treats escalated and Chang could not keep up. People waited in lines before her stand was open for the day and everything

would sell out within three hours. “At some point I reached my maximum capacity. I could only fit so much in the fridge,” Chang said. She moved into wholesale, supplying Sweet Ending, Chapter House, and the cafes in Rodin College House and Williams Hall before finally finding a place of her own. Audabon Bakeshop now occupies a small space in Chinatown, and it already has a personality. “Dance a bit and sing a bit to yourself. We turn the music up just a little bit too loud,” Chang tells employees. “[It] may be harder to hear customers, but it makes the place feel more like a party.” Chang majored in economics at Penn and graduated in 2010. When she graduated, she landed a job in private equity. “I was stressed out all the time, and my way of coping with that stress was to bake,” Chang said. She baked for friends and family who insisted that she could sell the desserts. In May 2012, she quit her corporate job and focused full time on baking. Chang recalled her parents being

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A conversation with Ra Ra Riot bassist Mat Santos Santos talks ‘strange dance moves’ and what it’s like to tour Japan BY KRISTEN GRABARZ Staff Writer Indie rock band R a R a Riot will be opening for David Guetta at Spring Fling on April 11. The Daily Pennsylvanian had a conversation with bassist Mat Santos about his experience and Ra Ra Riot’s musical evolution. Daily Pennsylvanian: How did the band come together? Mat Santos: We were students at Syracuse University. It was last semester, and Milo, our guitar player, just really wanted to start a band, so he started getting people together. It was kind of funny because none of us were friends before the band started, which I think is kind of unusual. Milo just did some networking. He knew that I played the bass and that Becca played violin, and he asked her if she knew any cellists. We all just met at the first

practice. It was just supposed to be something to do for that semester, but we ended up having so much fun that first semester that we were like, “Oh, let’s go on tour this summer!” It just sort of picked up steam, and now it’s been eight years. DP: So you guys have become f r iends since then, right? MS: Yeah, we’re more like family, probably. DP: How would you describe Ra Ra Riot’s current sound? MS: It’s kind of hard to say. When I listen back to the recordings we’ve made, it’s easy for me to pick out little things. To me it’s totally a collaboration, just a mix of what each of us are into individually at the time. It’s hard to say, but I think we all have pretty different tastes, but we overlap in that we all like ‘80s pop — classic rock and classic pop — we all grew up with our parents listening to it. We all have an ‘80s vocabulary.

DP: Ra Ra Riot is known for incorporating orchestral instruments into its music. Where did that come from? MS: I think that was part of Milo’s idea when he was first putting the band together. He had this big idea where he just wanted a whole bunch of different instruments in the room together. I think he was probably inf luenced at the time by Broken Social Scene or Arcade Fire. I think it was a goal of his to get a violinist and a cellist involved just to have different themes to work with.

our original cellist had just left the band. We’ve undergone some lineup changes over the years, and that was the first time we were going to be recording as four original members [instead of five] ... we were all interested individually in branching out and doing different things. We all added more keyboard, we were writing more ambitious songs with more harmonies and stuff. So I think having the lineup change right before we started working on the record helped us let go a little bit and just sort of go for it.

DP: It’s been said that Ra Ra Riot’s sound underwent a shift between “Beta Love” and the previous album. Was that a conscious change? M S: I t h i n k a l l ba nd s change over the years naturally — you know, the people change and their interests and inspirations change. So I definitely feel like it was natural. I don’t want to say it was a conscious decision, but I think we knew going into it that it [“Beta Love”] was going to be pretty different because

DP: Who are your musical influences? MS: It’s kind of funny — we’ve been on a little bit of a break recently, so everyone’s kind of been off doing their own thing and getting into different things probably, so it’s hard to say how that’s going to translate into the next record. I personally have been listening to a lot of fusion jazz — Weather Report type of stuff and a little bit very recently of Chet Atkins. I saw Sting and Paul Simon a couple weeks

ago in New York City, so I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite Paul Simon and Police records. It’s always a whole bunch of stuff. DP: R a R a Riot toured South Asia last year — how did that differ from performing at American venues? MS: We did a couple tours there last year, most recently in November. It’s always such a blast and so much fun. In parts of Asia, they get particularly excited when an American band comes through. The crowds really react and get excited — it’s like we’re coming all the way over to their hemisphere to play music. It was really fun ... we got to meet a lot of people after the shows. Everyone was super gracious and thankful and really excited that we were playing there. Also a funny tidbit: I feel like in Asia — but particularly in Japan — while you’re playing the crowd is really, really quiet. The first couple of times we played there it threw us off a little bit because it was hard to read, and it seemed

like people weren’t into it at all. But they’re just really paying attention to the technical aspect of the band, and they want to see how each person is playing their instrument. It’s pretty much dead silent until the last note of the song is rung out, and then they’ll start clapping. They’re very respectful of the whole performance in general. DP: What’s your favorite concert memory? MS: There have been too many to name. I guess this past summer we played in Boston ... While we were playing there was a guy dancing very, very enthusiastically on the side of the stage while we were playing. He had some strange dance moves. The entire crowd could see him and they all started copying him, and so the whole last half of the set turned into this huge, crazy synchronized dance thing. It was just wild to see from the stage — I thought it was like a flash mob or something. The crowd really got into it, and everyone was having a lot of fun.

Alumnus honored by White House for activism in Philadelphia BY CLAIRE COHEN Deputy News Editor Since coming to Philadelphia 28 years ago, 1993 College graduate Helen Gym has been praised as one of the most prominent city activists. The White House seems to agree, and on Thursday announced they will honor Gym, a former City Editor at the Daily Pennsylvanian, with a Cesar Chavez “Champion of Change” award. This award is given to those “who have committed them-

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by students to the student leaders of the Penn Undergraduate Health Coalition. “There are things that could be implemented now that could have an effect,” he said. The campaign plans to hold rallies and maintain a visible

presence in the coming weeks to ensure that its members’ message comes across to the administration. “We really need to do something that addresses the mental health situation on campus,” Ghose said.

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On my UA experience

What a drag

WHAT’S THE T? | We should appreciate drag without turning it into mere spectacle T his past Saturday evening was one of the best nights of my life. I prepared to take the stage with one of my best friends. Surrounded by people that I love, I secured my flower crown to my wig, adjusted my dress and walked down the aisle. This was my first time in a drag performance, a part of the QPenn annual celebration of LGBTQ culture at Penn. Many people, even people in the LGBTQ community, understand drag in an oversimplified way: A man “dresses up like a woman,” or a woman “dresses up like a man.” However, for me and for others in the drag show and who do drag all over the world, it is so much more than that. Drag takes on many diverse forms. Historically, drag has played an absolutely integral part in the LGBTQ community in America. The riots and activism that brought attention to issues of gender and sexuality in the 1950s and 1960s were started by trans and gender non-conforming people, particularly transgender women of color and some of whom identified as drag queens. For some, it’s about the aesthetic. College sophomore Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, who performed in the QPenn Drag Show as the fabulous Hadeeja Souffle, says that he’s always been drawn to drag because of the things that you can do to the body to create an aesthetic piece. “For me, drag has always been this amazing space for gender play and manipulation of the body,” he said. “There’s a wonderful tradition out there of people doing incredible things with drag that get out of this female impersonation stereotype. You have these moments where you’re just making an art upon the body.” For many trans and gender non-conforming people, drag is used to express and experiment with their gender in a way that is cel-

ebrated. For me, the actual lip-sync performance that night was only one tiny part of my experience. Expressing femininity in a way that I have been actively and passively told that I am not supposed to has been such a powerful and important experience. It’s helped me to understand my gender and myself in ways that I have previously not been able to. However, it is important to recognize that not all drag


Expressing femininity in a way that I have been actively and passively told that I am not supposed to has been such a powerful and important experience.” queens are trans or gender non-conforming. Many drag queens are cisgender men who dress femininely for performance purposes, and this type of drag is what most people understand drag to be today. Unfortunately, this type of drag can often express itself through very misogynistic and transphobic stereotypes. One of the most popular drag queens in the world is RuPaul, whose hit show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (now in its sixth season) has come under fire (for good reason) for many of these issues. RuPaul and many of the other drag queens on the show regularly use transphobic slurs and misogynist language and engage in discussion of gender expression in ways that rely heavily on stereotypes and leave little to no room for trans identities. Despite the fact that at least four of the contestants on the show (including the amazing Carmen Carrera) have come out as


RODERICK COOK transgender women, RuPaul continues to defend his use of this type of transphobic language. The idea of drag as “dressing up like” or “impersonating” a gender reinforces the idea that there is a particular way that people of certain genders should dress. This idea goes against what most trans activists believe to be true, which is that all people should be able to express themselves in whatever ways they want without regard to their gender or gender identity. However, we do not live in a society that reinforces this belief, so it is important to recognize that, unfortunately, there are certain ways of dressing that people associate with gender. This is why we see systematic violence against transgender people, especially transgender women of color, who traverse these boundaries every day by expressing their truth in the way that they identify and put themselves out there in the world. The LGBTQ community lifts up drag queens as some of the most beautiful faces of the community. It is true that drag is, and probably always will be, an integral part of the LGBTQ movement. However, we must remember that for trans people, gender expression is so much more than just a performance. We need to fight for and celebrate trans people with even more force and through real actions that can make our world safer and more welcoming of gender diversity. Roderick Cook is a College sophomore from Nesquehoning, Pa. Their email address is

Congratulations to all the new members of the Undergraduate Assembly and Class Boards! Now that elections are over, it is time to get to work. With a student body that cries for transparency, accountability and above all, less politicking, this new UA should focus on sparking a reflection process to go back to its foundations and a process of analysis of its true purpose. Yes, everyone has something to say about the UA and about how it works. However, unless you are there for a year, you are not completely knowledgeable about how this government apparatus works. In this column, I intend to shed light on the incredible experience that working in student government represents and wish to present my humble suggestions as to how the new incoming members can shake things up. First things first: I am deeply thankful to the student body, specifically Wharton students, for electing me as their representative. Although a lot has been said about the UA this past year, serving on the body was a truly rewarding experience. Hard work, coupled with the ability to listen to others, was key in order to achieve a successful term. The UA members must value the great work that they did and must be proud of what was accomplished. A lot was done: the creation of the Undergraduate Health Coalition and the interfaith center, the founding of the Residential Services Advisory Board and the promotion of more nonwork study jobs on campus. Additionally, we lobbied for financial assistance for people joining MERT who need it, achieved the Open Data Initiative and ensured line iteming for SAC’s budget. However, we must also acknowledge what we can improve. I present six points for further growth: 1. Representatives must foster more approachabil-

ity in terms of really asking students what they want to see the UA doing. Students should not be approached solely for votes. 2. The UA needs an effective communication strategy


The UA is not an airport shuttle club, as I have heard some people say. For most, if not all of the representatives, it is an innate call to do something productive with their lives while fostering a better University.” that presents what it does to the student body. Specifically, it would be beneficial to target the incoming freshman class so as to change the culture little by little in terms of how the student body views the UA. 3. A lot happened in this election period. It is Joyce Kim and Josh Chilcote’s responsibility to bring the UA back to its roots by eradicating the highly political culture that some students foster. There are a lot of new members on the body, and it is the new cabinet’s responsibility to halt any intent of politicizing the body. 4. The UA and the other student government branches should convene regularly — once every two months — in a type of town hall meeting to discuss the pressing issues moving forward (shoutout to Christian Cortes for this suggestion). This would allow for more collaboration between branches and less unnecessary work. 5. Representatives are human. UA and other branch members will make mistakes. The more experienced members should understand



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this and serve as mentors in order to encourage growth. 6. The UA com m ittee str ucture should be re vamped. Instead of focusing on producing many and diverse projects, committees should focus on presenting tangible deliverables. Quantity trumps quality. (Shoutout to the outgoing Social Justice Committee and Joyce Kim for this idea). Not all Penn students have to run for the UA. It’s not everyone’s calling to hold office in student government. Consequently, the student body should value what the representatives do. The representatives should understand that they work for and have their positions because of the general student body. The UA is not an airport shuttle club, as I have heard some people say. For most, if not all, of the representatives, it is an innate call to do something productive with their lives while fostering a better University. This reflection is not an excuse for inefficiency. It’s the spark to start working. The new UA should build upon the last UA’s successes to create an even better body. If I weren’t going abroad, I would have definitely been on that ballot running for a position. There’s nothing worse than criticizing without action. Criticism must lead to action. I want to thank Abe Sutton and Gabe Delany for their great leadership, my running mate Julio German Arias and everyone else who contributed to this year’s success. To the new UA, whether in the UA or not, I am always available to help. I know that this year will be a great year, and I wish student government all the best! Sebastian Negron-Reichard is a College and Wharton sophomore and an outgoing Wharton representative in the UA. His email address is seban@wharton.upenn. edu.

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arissa said she began to feel like something was wrong when he wouldn’t let her have her pain medication back. She had knee surgery over fall break to remove scar tissue and realign her kneecap. She missed a week of school and came back with crutches to help her walk and Vicodin to help her get through the pain. She said she gave her pills to a friend, a current Penn student. “He said, ‘I don’t trust you to take it responsibly. Let me keep it,’” Carissa said. “I assumed it was because he wanted to see me every day, so it was fine.” But one night, she had to wait until 3 a.m. for him to finish a meeting before hobbling to his off-campus house, where she stayed overnight. She said that as she got ready to leave in the morning, he hid her medicine and her phone. He demanded a hug, she said. “I was adamant in the fact that I didn’t want him to touch me,” she said. “But he cornered me and said, ‘See, this isn’t so bad, I’m just touching you.’” She claims he ran his hands up and down her body before getting in the shower and letting her go to class. “Something about it didn’t sit right with me,” she said. Carissa made an appointment the next day with a female University staff member she trusted and told her the story, without naming the man in question. The staffer suggested trying to talk to him and making an appointment at the Penn Women’s Center. She said she met with him that night and asked why he hadn’t stopped when she asked him to. “He said I had two types of ‘no’s,” she said. “I had the no that actually means no, stop, and I have a no where I’m just afraid — I’m afraid based on my past experiences. Since he knows those experiences and he knows he’s not going to hurt me, he knows what’s best.”


There is no data available on sanctions OSC doles out for sexual assault, or even on how often OSC finds students responsible. OSC denied an October request by the DP to provide data on the outcomes of specific complaints, with identifying information removed. In January, when Columbia University promised to provide aggregate data on sanctions for sexual assault, the DP asked if OSC would consider doing the same. OSC declined again, citing the October letter. “To comply with your request, we would either have to overly generalize with respect to the nature of each offense, which would be misleading or unhelpful, or we would have to disclose a good deal of additional detail,” the Oct. 8 letter reads. “These explanations would inevitably raise serious privacy concerns.” In March, Carissa sent an email to OSC requesting “the records regarding my complaint from last semester.” OSC did not provide documents, instead responding with an email. “Consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and our University’s Policy on the Confidentiality of Student Records, we are providing this email to serve as a written statement regarding the outcome of the investigation,” read the email from OSC. “We explained that our investigation had not found sufficient evidence to warrant charging the respondent with violating any of the University’s codes of conduct.” Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, said OSC should have given Carissa the original documents under FERPA. “If it involves this student’s own case, not only can they not withhold them under FERPA, but they’re obligated to produce them,” LoMonte said. The only records covered by FERPA in this case, he said, would be if the alleged attacker had any previous disciplinary violations that

Being here is really hard because of the way the whole system seems to have failed me, even though I did the whole process correctly.” — Carissa Lundquist, College senior

Carissa says that during her freshman year, she was sexually assaulted, but never reported it — which her friend knew about. She said she went with the Penn staffer to the Women’s Center the next day. Even though she and her friend weren’t formally dating, the Women’s Center staff told her it was classic dating violence. Carissa wanted to talk to him one more time, she said, before the Women’s Center would reach out to help her get the pills back. Carissa went to his house again with a promise that she would text the worried staffer the entire time. The evening devolved quickly, according to Carissa, as he began making comments about a friend of theirs whom Carissa used to be involved with. He said, “I don’t know what you could’ve seen in him.” She slapped him. “I know I shouldn’t have,” she said. “But then he grabbed both my wrists. He held them to the point of hurting me. I told him, ‘Please stop — please let go.’” She said he made her repeat after him: “I promise I won’t hit you again.” She said he made another comment about the person she used to be involved with and she kneed him. Then, she said, he allegedly flipped her over and got on top of her. She said she pushed against him, begging him to get off. “He was laughing,” she said. “He’s big on the whole hug thing. He said, ‘Just give me a hug and things will be fine.’” She did. But, she claims, instead of letting her go, he sexually assaulted her. The DP is withholding the student’s name, as the Office of Student Conduct found insufficient evidence to bring a case against him for assault. He did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this article.



orried when Carissa stopped answering her texts, the University staffer called Penn Police, who came to the scene. With her close friends’ encouragement, she decided to file a complaint on Oct. 28 with the University’s Office of Student Conduct for both sexual and physical assault — a process she thought would be faster than going through the Philadelphia police. Carissa ventured back to class after a week of staying home. On the way to a class, she said she was stopped by a friend of the man who she says assaulted her. “He said something to the effect of, ‘You really should be thinking through these types of decisions,’” she remembered. “It was enough for me to be like, ‘Maybe I should think about it.’” It wouldn’t be the first time someone would make a comment to her about the incident. Carissa went back to OSC and put the case on hold. On Oct. 31, she told OSC to pick up where it had left off. In a sexual misconduct complaint, OSC has 60 days to go one of two ways: charge the respondent with a violation of Penn’s student conduct code or dismiss the complaint due to a lack of evidence. As OSC investigated her complaint, Carissa met with Student Intervention Services and Counseling and Psychological Services. SIS, a Vice Provost for University Life team, is designed to manage student crises and coordinate across University departments. A staff member from College academic advising also reached out to help her deal with academics. She considered taking the rest of the semester off. But when she learned that the standard minimum leave of absence in the College is an entire year, instead of just a semester, she balked and decided to stay in school. And then there was the matter of seeing her alleged attacker around campus. “It was nerve wracking, walking around and entering spaces and not knowing if I’d see him,” she said. At a meeting the afternoon after the incident, SIS instituted a no contact order between the two: They could not talk to each other, and there would be no indirect contact through friends. Whoever was in a room first had the right to be there. Not confident that she would be able to avoid him, Carissa still wasn’t comfortable. Two weeks later, she told the SIS team as much. In response, SIS devised a formal schedule for a campus center that both Carissa and her former friend frequented. On Monday, Dec. 9, OSC called Carissa into its office and told her that the office didn’t have enough evidence to go forward. Her case was dropped.


*** n the year from Aug. 31, 2012, to Aug. 31, 2013, there were only nine cases of sexual or indecent assault and sexual harassment that OSC investigated. The year before that, there were five.

came up in the course of OSC’s investigation.



SC instructed Carissa not to tell anyone about the decision until the office notified the other student of the outcome. She had a meeting with SIS about an hour after the OSC meeting — where SIS told her that it could no longer impose restrictions on him without his consent. “Sharon and them couldn’t force him to do anything,” Carissa said, referring to SIS Director Sharon Smith. “They said, ‘We can ask him not to talk to you,’ but if he didn’t want to listen they can’t force him to.” She felt paralyzed. SIS staff walked her to CAPS. She sat in Starbucks. She cried at her friend’s desk for hours, unable to explain what was wrong. Back in her room that evening, she got the email from OSC saying the other student had been informed of the outcome — meaning she could tell her friends about it. Hysterical in the aftermath, Carissa doesn’t remember exactly what she told her friends. “I know I said this whole thing make me feel like I didn’t matter, and my story didn’t matter,” she said. She told them she’d walk to the Schuylkill River, and they may have heard her say she’d jump in, she said. Instead, she walked west down Baltimore Avenue, past 50th Street. Her phone rang on silent in her pocket, she said — calls from her friends, calls from the CAPS hotline that her friends had called after she left. She made her way back to campus to her friend’s room. The police, called by her friends, came to the room and took her to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. At HUP, Carissa agreed to commit herself voluntarily, and she moved to Belmont Behavioral Health, a mental health center north of Penn. She said the Belmont doctor told her she wasn’t clinically depressed; rather, she was just experiencing a “crisis instant.” Belmont discharged her several days later to the care of her parents. Soon after, she got an email from SIS telling her that CAPS had to medically evaluate her before she could resume her academics. “Upon your return to campus from the hospital and before you return to your academic obligations, we expect that you make an appointment to see a professional in our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as well as one to speak with my office,” read a Dec. 17 email, provided by Carissa, from Paige Wigginton, at the time a SIS associate director. “Additionally, our office has been in contact with

your school to let them know you have had a medical emergency and any academic considerations they can make would be appreciated.” On Dec. 18, Carissa and her parents returned to campus. She said she met with CAPS for an evaluation and then went with her parents to speak to Smith, the director of SIS, who said she would call CAPS right after the meeting to check on the results.



n response to questions for this article about the process for students to re-enroll in classes after they have been hospitalized, the University declined to comment on Carissa’s case, but said SIS’ role is generally to support students. “Our primary concern is to respond in a collaborative way by providing services that meet the needs of our students. SIS’ role is that of support, resources and coordination of effort,” MacCarthy, the University spokesperson, said in an email. The emailed statement from University Communications came after the DP requested an interview with Smith, who did not respond to the request. In the past, VPUL Communications has declined several requests for interviews with Smith for other articles, citing the

confidential nature of SIS’ work. In the case of an alleged assault, SIS primarily coordinates with other University divisions, convenes meetings and facilitates communication, MacCarthy said. However, he said, SIS cannot authorize leaves of absence — defined by the College as a year off with the possibility of petitioning to come back after one semester. MacCarthy did not directly respond to questions regarding the procedure for students — like Carissa — who were hospitalized due to mental health issues. “Students seeking to return from leave must notify their School. If they meet whatever individual criteria the School has set for their return, their School readmits them,” MacCarthy said in the email. “If they need additional support, like Weingarten Learning Resource Center, housing, CAPS, follow-up visits for physical therapy— whatever their particular need might be, SIS helps them arrange for support services.” Forms on the CAPS website outline the procedure for students seeking to return from a medical leave of absence that pertains to mental health. The form authorizes CAPS to obtain any records from outside clinicians a student saw while on leave. Carissa authorized her social worker at Belmont Behavioral Health to speak to CAPS.



arissa spent her winter break finishing her thesis and making up the coursework for the two classes she didn’t complete in the fall. She coordinated a plan with College advising that gave her until Jan. 24 to complete her work, or she would be placed on a mandatory leave of absence from the University. On Jan. 21, Carissa notified the office that she had finished her outstanding work. A College advisor emailed her on Jan. 29 that her grades had been posted and she was “no longer eligible for mandatory leave.” Carissa said she never heard from anyone on the SIS team. “I assumed CAPS cleared me,” she said, shrugging. Not certain regarding her status, she emailed SIS to clarify, on the advice of her parents. “When I met with you all during finals, you suggested that I check in with you when I returned back this semester. I have submitted all the work for my Incomplete classes, and everything’s fine so far,” she wrote in an email to Lauren Rudick, her SIS case manager, on Wednesday, Jan. 22. “Just let me know if you need anything from me.” Two days later, Rudick replied and set up a meeting with SIS for Monday. “Sharon was very clear on the fact that I needed to see CAPS ASAP because there were two options,” Carissa said. “She said I could be medically evaluated at CAPS and she’d speak to them and I’d be cleared, or I’d have to leave. I was really confused.” And so Carissa entered what she perceived as a limbo: She wasn’t confirmed as a student, she wasn’t on leave and she had to go through a procedure she felt she’d already done. At the meeting, Carissa said, Smith told her that academics weren’t a problem, but because there were no structures in place to separate Carissa and the student she says assaulted her, Smith was worried Carissa was in “too vulnerable a position.” She went for a CAPS evaluation on Jan. 31 and sent Rudick an email on Feb. 6 — over a week after the College told Carissa she was in good academic standing. “I just wanted to know if there was anything else that you all needed from me before I’m cleared to continue classes for the rest of the semester,” she wrote. Rudick replied that day: “Thanks for the update. You should continue with your classes, and we will follow up soon.” Carissa didn’t meet again with SIS until Feb. 17 — five weeks into the semester — when she felt like the process was finally winding down. She agreed to meet with SIS again in a few weeks and — as per the conditions SIS set — to continue her weekly CAPS meetings. She said SIS also recommended that she go home every weekend. While SIS did not explicitly tell her that she was cleared, she said, it was the first meeting in which SIS did not mention any preconditions she had to meet in order to be fully enrolled. If Penn had not allowed her to return, Carissa said, she would have considered filing a complaint against Penn with the U.S. Department of Education alleging a violation of Title IX, a 1972 law barring discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. She consulted End Rape on Campus, an organization that advises students filing complaints against their university regarding sexual misconduct, but decided not to pursue it after she was re-enrolled. “Honestly, this whole ordeal has made me feel like I have had to prove that I should be allowed stay and that I did something wrong,” she said. “I understand they have to be careful. I also know the need to monitor my behavior — especially due to recent circumstances — stems from wanting to make sure I have a happy and healthy semester. But it is still hard to not feel somewhat offended and unsupported.” ***


ut SIS’s approval didn’t end Carissa’s troubles. As the semester has worn on, she said she has endured continual harassment about the October incident from other students — some she knows, some she doesn’t. “Just because you don’t perform well, doesn’t mean you have to cry rape about it,” she recalled one person saying to her. She remembered another saying, “I don’t know why people were so hype about you. You don’t live up to expectations.” In dealing with the alleged harassment, she said, Penn has been at its most supportive. SIS has coordinated meetings with Carissa, her parents and University departments such as the Division of Public Safety. With their help, Carissa filed police reports, which she later closed. The University came up with other plans to ensure her safety, ranging from putting her number on a priority list for the Penn Police to providing walking escorts to class. Still, her experiences have marred her last semester as an undergraduate at Penn. “I want things to be better than this semester. I feel like I’ve given up on having a super happy, fantastic senior spring,” Carissa said. She paused. “I just want to graduate.”



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Fraternities and sororities at Penn are bringing a new level of collaboration to this semester’s Greek Week, which began yesterday. This year brings a significant increase to the Multicultural Greek Council’s involvement in the week. More i nteractive phila nt h ropy events a nd a n increased emphasis on bringing everyone together are some of the other key cha nges the Greek Week organizers have focused on this year, said Inter-Fraternity Council President and College junior Jimmy Germi. The MGC has greatly expanded its role in organizing events this year, Germi said, describing the work this semester as a “great bridge” between the Greek councils. He hopes this will “set a precedent for years to come.” MGC is “not traditionally involved as much” in the pla nni ng of Greek Week , MGC President and Wharton junior Peixin Mo said. This

comes from the smaller size of the MGC and the consequent smaller scale of visibility and hype, she explained. This year, however, MGC has been present at all planning meetings, and each individual MGC chapter has increased its involvement in the week, Mo said. This is in line with one of MGC’s aims this year to “foster a more collaborative Greek environment,” she added. O ver the course of the week, Greeks will participate in a range of events that are based on the pillars of Greek life. T h i s s e me st e r, e ve nt s are working with a “Camp” theme, said College junior and Panhellenic Council Vice President of Programming Alyssa Kaplan. Chapters will be asked to donate supplies and equipment to Camp Kesum, a camp run by Penn students for children whose parents are suffering from cancer, she explained. The planners have also made structural changes to the week. Instead of each chapter submitting individual teams for competitions, chapters have been combined to form nine groups. Each g roup consists of representatives of a single Panhel chapter, about three

fraternities and about three MGC chapters. G e r m i ho p e s t h at t he structure will encourage new friendships, as in the past “there felt like there was a disconnect between MGC Panhel and the IFC.” Greek leaders have also r e d e sig ne d m a ny of t he events. This year’s charity event, the Camp Greek Carnival at 40th Street field, will bring nearly 100 children from local Philadelphia schools for a field day. It will be a chance for students to “interact with the community,” Germi said, stressing the benefits of being able to see the direct impact of philanthropy. Sig n ups for this event have been “off the wall,” Kaplan said. Other new features include changes to the Quizzo event, which has been organized in collaboration with Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club this semester, Mo said. Instead of being held in a classroom, tonight’s Quizzo will be hosted by City Tap House and questions w ill range outside the normal themes of Greek life. Last night also introduced a new theme of mental health to Greek Week as the team welcomed an evening of talks and workshops f rom rep -

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may have felt disconnected from the older members, and that may have led to unfortunate quote unquote drama... Even with the different organizations I’ve worked on, I think the most important change happens when the people you work with are friends with each other on a real level... DP: Obviously elections were a little bit hectic. What were your thoughts during the process? JK: It was one of the hardest things I’ve done here at Penn, for sure. It was just nonstop anxiety, nervousness, a little bit of excitement. The debates really stressed me out – I’m not a debater, and I’ve never debated before, and my opponent was a debater so I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Another cool part was getting to meet with student groups. I think sometimes at Penn it’s very easy to get lost in your own bubble. Through the process of endorsements, you really get to meet with different groups and see the different things they’ve been doing. DP: What do you hope your legacy will be as UA President? JK: We’ve had the highest voter turnout in Spring elections this time — it was about 53 percent, which was pretty awesome and I think speaks to the awesome job the NEC did this election cycle ... Something I do hear is some confusion between the UA and Class Board – people kind of wonder what the UA does. I understand that I only have a year on the UA — I like to think I’m a pretty realistic person. But something I would really like to see happen is for students to feel like the UA is more relevant to them, and that the UA can impact students on a day to day level ... I would also want a legacy where the UA is more oriented in that direction as opposed to political shenanigans. Also accountability — I want to make sure we do everything on our platform. That’s very important to me. I’m excited. Also a little bit nervous, but excited for a productive year.




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Street that their future is inextricably woven with that of Juan and Juanita on the poor side of town?” he said. Several hundred people showed up to the event, held in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, to listen to discussions of experts and academics focusing on the criminal justice system and personal stories of people who have been incarcerated. “It gave people impacted by incarceration an opportunity to collaborate, develop re-

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Cornel West sees the “beautiful” in the incarcerated. “You go to these prisons and you see all of these beautiful chocolate people — and some of them deserved to be punished, some of them are rapists and murderers — but others are serving 20 years for soft drugs,” he said. “If there was a mass incarceration going on on the vanilla side of town, you’d be hearing about it. We know that. That’s a given.” On Saturday, West spoke at the invitation of the Goldring Reentry Initiative at an event called “Breaking Down Walls: Mass Incarceration Meets the Academy.” Currently a professor at Princeton, West is a prominent philosopher and academic who has frequently appeared on the Colbert Re-

port, CNN and C-Span. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in three years, earned his doctorate from Princeton University and is now a sometimes controversial public intellectual who often speaks about race issues. West spoke animatedly to the audience about what it means to be “part of a terrorized, traumatized and stigmatized race.” He described the vast inequality of the prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration in today’s society. “What we are saying when we talk about mass incarceration is that there isn’t enough love for our brothers, be they black, white, red or yellow — because, after all, justice is what love looks like in public,” he said. The Goldring Reentry Initiative, or GRI, is a program within Penn’s School of Social

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Neff said that the lacrosse team’s behavior reflects past “patterns” of behavior among Penn student groups. Wharton students are already banned from the establishment due to alleged incidents of cocaine usage and public urination. to discuss their future policy on taking reservations from Penn groups. “We will asses reser vations case by case and do a thorough job finding out what the event is for,” he said. “It would be unfair to exclude [students from one univer-

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that said, “We have been made aware of the allegations by Fado, and we are deeply concerned about them. Our coaches and senior staff are meeting with the members of the women’s lacrosse team, and we will continue to thoroughly investigate the allegations around this event. If the description of incidents around this event is accurate and found to involve our team and their guests, this was deplorable behavior that will not be tolerated.” No coaches or pl ayer s were available for comment.

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Carolina Angel(CAS): Vice President, Director of Special Events, Social Planning and Events Committee[SPEC]; Acquisitions Editor, La Vida Magazine; Cipactli Latino Honor Society; Questbridge Scholar; Hoesley Digital Media Scholar; Sisterhood Committee, Alpha Delta Pi; Verizon Scholarship Recipient; Social Chair, Club Colombia; Public Relations Chair, Asociación Cultural de Estudiantes Latino Americanos[ACELA]; College Houses Dean’s Integrated Knowledge Award Honorable Mention for Harnwell

Christi Economy(CAS): Vice Chair of Nominations, Nominations and Elections Committee[NEC]; President, Lu’au Chair, Secretary, Penn Hawaii Club; Thouron Award; Harry S. Truman Scholar; Chi Omega Sorority; Build Committee, Habitat for Humanity; Sigma Iota Rho International Relations Honor Society; Freshmen Peer Advisor; Research Intern, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia; Research Intern, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

Clarissa “C Palm” Palmer(CAS): Co-Founder, President, We Can Swim! Program; President, Organization Liaison, Caribbean American Student Association[CASA]; Penn Varsity Swimming and Diving; Vice President, Social Chair, Alpha Delta Phi Society; Writer, Performer, Penn Monologues; Contributor, The Little Black Book; Philadelphia 76ers Hero Among Us; Sol Feinstone Undergraduate Award; Onyx Senior Honor Society; Carriage Senior Honor Society

Jennifer Chaquette(CAS): Chair, Communications Director, Student Activities Council [SAC]; Executive Vice President, Panhellenic Council; President, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority; Friars Senior Honor Society; Order of Omega Greek Honor Society; Outstanding Greek Leader Award; Treasurer, Team Captain, Penn Mock Trial; Vice Chair for Senior Societies, Seniors for the Penn Fund [S4TPF]; Dean’s List; Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

Jessica Stokes(CAS): President, Panhellenic Council; President, External Vice President, Service Coordinator, Tour Guide, Kite & Key Society; Co-President, Friars Senior Honor Society; Director of Philanthropy, Service Chair, Zeta Tau Alpha; Head Manager, Assistant Manager, Cafe Prima Harrison College House; Senior Editor, Penn Course Review; Mentor, Freshman Experience Program; Dean’s List; Honors Program in Psychology; Secretary, Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

Lindsay Tsai(SEAS): President, Hexagon Engineering Senior Society; Leadership Team, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; SEAS Chair, Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior & Senior Class Boards; Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity; Alumnae Relations Chair, Delta Delta Delta Fraternity; Leader, PENNacle Pre-Orientation Program; Cameroon Team, Engineers Without Border; The Order of Omega Greek Honor Society

Mia Garuccio(CAS): Co-Chair, Programs in Religion, Interfaith, and Spirituality Matters [PRISM]; Residential Advisor, Fisher Hassenfeld College House; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; President, Penn Catholic Student Association; Co-President, College Cognoscenti; Co-Chair, The Faith Fund; Co-Chair, Penn Traditions ULife Funding Committee; Vice Chair for Religious Communities, Seniors for the Penn Fund [S4TPF]; Chair, HSOC Student Advisory Board; College House Research Fellow

Michelle Ho(SEAS): Chair, Treasurer, Subcommittee Head, Student Committee on Undergraduate Education[SCUE]; Co-Chair, Counseling and Psychological Services Student Advisory Board; Rachleff Scholar; Research Assistant, Perelman School of Medicine; Executive Board, Penn Taiwanese Society; Mentee, Promoting Enriching Experiences and Relationships[PEER]

Muhga Eltigani(CAS): Two-Time United States Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Award Recipient; Completing the first Documentary Film for Honors Thesis in the Religious Studies Department; Sigma Ioto Rho, Honor Society for International Relations; Honors in African Studies; President, MSA University Council Representative, Social Chair, Islamic Education Chair, Freshman Liaison, Muslim Student Association[MSA]; Director, Lead Actress, Stage Manager, Alumni Relations Co-Chair, African American Arts Alliance[4A]; Education Chair, Programs in Religion, Interfaith and Spirituality Matters[PRISM]; Dean’s List; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; Onyx Senior Honor Society

Natalie Ball(NURS): President, Nursing Student Leadership Council; School of Nursing Representative, Joining Forces Campaign; Task Force on Haiti General Facilitator, School of Nursing; Penn Campus Representative, United Nations Shot @ Life; Public Health Volunteer, Puentes de Salud, Philadelphia; Junior Global Health Ambassador for School of Nursing, Consortium of Universities for Global Health; Renfield Award Selection Committee Panelist, Global Women’s Health; PennSEM/Wharton Social Impact Initiative Scholarship Intern, Mexico City; Women’s Club Soccer; Co-Head Football Spirit Committee, Red and Blue Crew

Nuvid Bhuiyan(CAS/WH): Penn Muslims for Change Chair, Community Outreach Chair, Vice President, Muslim Students Association[MSA]; Associate Editor, Executive Editor, Editor-inChief, SYNAPSE Magazine; Resident Advisor of Huntsman International Relations Program, Kings Court College House; Vagelos Life Sciences Management Program; Program Manager, Wharton Social Impact/Urban Nutrition Initiative; Startup Intern, 1DocWay/Wharton Entrepreneurial Program; Consultant, Wharton Small Business Development Center; Tutor, Moder Patshala in West Philadelphia, Asian American Studies Program; Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society; Oracle Senior Honor Society

Tania V Chairez(WH): Vice Chair, Latin@ Coalition; Founder, Penn for Immigrant Rights; Community Activist, Dream Activist PA; Onda Latina; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; FirstGEN Fellow, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Featured, TIME Magazine

Trisha Kothari(SEAS): Co-Founder, Women in Computer Science Residential Program; Resident Advisor, Kings Court and English College House; Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Department (Artificial Intelligence and Intro to Programming); Research Assistant, Computer Science Department; Executive Board, Dining Philosophers; Executive Board, Pennapps; Executive Board, Society of Women Engineers[SWE]; Art Gallery Trips Chair, Social Planning and Events Committee[SPEC]; Undergraduate Panel Head, Wharton India Economic Forum; Google Anita Borg Scholar

Urja Mittal(CAS/WH): Co-Chair, Vice Chair of External Affairs, University Council Representative, Penn Political Coalition; Editor-in-Chief, Chief-of-Staff, Blogger, Writer, Penn Political Review; Research Peer Advisor, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships[CURF]; Scribe, Sphinx Senior Honor Society; Student Researcher & Research Assistant, Department of Political Science; Editor, Sound Politicks Undergraduate Journal of Political Science; Dean’s List; Penn Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) Undergraduate Fellow; Wharton Social Impact Research Experience Grant Recipient; College House Research Fellow

Abe Sutton(CAS/WH): President, Vice President, Academic Affairs Director, Freshman Representative, Undergraduate Assembly[UA]; Vice President of Finance, Freshmen & Sophomore Class Boards; Student Representative, University Council[UC]; Founder & Co-Chairman, Sephardic Yiddin Quakers; Communications Director, College Republicans; Co-Chair, Reaccreditation Self Study Student Steering Committee; Student Representative, Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Board; Student Representative, Penn Hillel Board of Overseers; Student Liaison, Trustee Committee on Student Life; Dean’s List

Dylan Hewitt(CAS): Submatriculant, Fels Institute of Government; Co-Founder, Penn Political Coalition; Vice President, Membership Director, Treasurer, Penn Democrats; Vice President of Education, One in Four; Student Task Force on Sexual Assault; Producer, Submissions Director, Performer, Penn Monologues; Rush Chair, Community Service Committee, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity; Peer Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences; The Howard A. Silverstein and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Fine Arts Scholarship; The Adam Bernstein MARAB DC Internship Scholarship

Ethan Jones(WH): Team Captain, Men’s Varsity Soccer; Concerts Co-Director, Social Planning and Events Committee[SPEC]; Founder & Managing Partner, Elixr Productions LLC; Treasurer, Penn Athletes & Allies Tackling Homophobia[PATH]; Treasurer, Men’s Soccer Representative, StudentAthlete Advisory Council[SAAC]; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; Carriage Senior Honor Society

Frank Colleluori(CAS): Chairman, Vice Chair for Elections, Vice Chair for Nominations, Nominations and Elections Committee[NEC]; Co-President, Community/Outreach Chair, Representative to Student Government/Info Session Guide, College Cognoscenti; Chief, Carriage Senior Honor Society; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; Franklin Ambassadors; Leader, PENNacle Pre-Orientation Program; Dean’s List; Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society; Former Research Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Fels Institute of Government

Jonathan Rosenbaum(SEAS/WH): President, Project Leader, Engineering Deans’ Advisory Board; Student Director, Innovation Fund Committee Chair, The Weiss Tech House; President, Scholarship Chair, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity; Academic Chair, Liaison to Administrative Advisory Board, Inter Fraternity Council [IFC]; Congressional Award Gold Medal, United States Congress; Teaching Assistant, OPIM Product Design; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; Hexagon Senior Honor Society; Lantern Senior Honor Society; The Order of Omega

Julio Albarracin(CAS): Student Life Committee Director, Undergraduate Assembly[UA]; Vice-President of Internal Affairs, Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior & Senior Class Boards; Habitat for Humanity Site Leader, Alternate Spring Break[ASB]; Class Board Representative, Tangible Change Committee; UA Representative, Student Health Advisory Board[SHAB]; Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Scholar, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Pre-Med Volunteer Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania[HUP]; Research Assistant, Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Risk Manager, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity; Dean’s List

Julio Germán Arias(CAS/WH): Vice Chair, Advancement and Enhancement Committee, Administrative and Financial Concerns Subcommittee Co-Chair, International Student Advisory Board[ISAB]; Wharton Representative, Student Life Committee, Undergraduate Assembly[UA]; Master of Ceremonies, Wharton Global Forum; Vice President, Philanthropy Chair, Wharton Latino Undergraduate Association; Co-Conference Chair, Vice President of Marketing, Wharton Business Law Association; Undergraduate Marketing Coordinator, Marketing Committee, MBA Wharton Latin America Conference; International Student Mentor, Assembly of International Students; Mentorship Pathways Program Mentor, La Casa Latina; Cipactli Latino Honor Society; Sigma Iota Rho - Honor Society for International Studies

Luis Vargas(CAS): Chair, Cipactli Latino Honor Society; Chair of Admissions and Recruitment, Latino Coalition; Admissions Dean’s Advisory Board; Quaker Opportunity and Access Team; Vice President, Gates Millennium Scholars at Penn; Financial Manager, Society for Pre-Law Students of Color; National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Marcus Mundy(CAS): Outreach Chair, Financial Chair, Queer People of Color[QPOC]; Peer Counselor, PennCAP; Music Director, African American Arts Alliance; Penn Glee Club; Leader, PennARTS Pre-Orientation Program; Male Hosting Coordinator, Tour Guide, Quaker O.A.T.S., Kite and Key Society; Ambassador, Penn Abroad; Public Relations Chair, AsOne Global; Alternative Spring Break[ASB]; Onyx Senior Honor Society

Maxwell Presser(CAS): Chief, Training Officer, CPR Instructor, Social Chair, Medical Emergency Response Team[MERT]; Representative, Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee; Research Assistant, Wills Eye Institute; Peer Advisor; Saxophonist, Penn Chamber; Tour Guide, Kite and Key Society; Global Impact Fellow, Unite For Sight; Vice President, Global Water Brigades; Benjamin Franklin Scholar; Chief, Sphinx Senior Honor Society

Pulak Mittal(SEAS/WH): Co-Founder, Emerald Exam; Director, Co-Founder, PennApps; President, Treasurer, Dining Philosophers; Investment Partner, Dorm Room Fund; Founding Team Member, Bell Senior Honor Society; Head Teaching Assistant, CIS 121; Lead Orientation Peer Advisor, CIS; Oracle Senior Honor Society; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; Manfred Altman Memorial Award

Russell Abdo(CAS): Events Chair, Treasurer, Penn Leads the Vote; General Manager, Williams Café; Student Coordinator, Leader, PENNacle Pre-Orientation Program; Chamberlain, Carriage Senior Honor Society; Facilitator, Fellowship for Building Intercultural Communities[FBIC]; Technical Director, Community Liaison, Social Chair, Front Row Theatre Company; Quadramics Theatre Company; Political Action Week Committee, Penn Political Coalition; Osiris Senior Honor Society; Dean’s List

Shaun R. Mehra(SEAS/WH): Vice President, Treasurer-Webmaster, Video Director, Penn Masti Dance Group; Teaching Assistant, STAT 430: Wharton Statistics Department; Volunteer SAT Coach, Moder Patshala Cultural Tutoring Center; Student Advisory Board Venture Coordinator, Wharton Leadership Ventures; Innovation Fund Project Manager, Community Liaison, Weiss Tech House; Senior Mentor, Biomedical Engineering Society; Culture Show Dance Act Leader, South Asia Society (SAS); Wharton PowerPitch U 2012 Junior Consulting Case Competition First Place; Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society

Spencer Penn(SEAS/WH): President, Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior & Senior Class Boards; Sphinx Senior Honor Society; Penn Cheesesteak Society; Philadelphia Marathon Finisher; Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society; Summa Cum Laude; Dean’s List

Will Smith(CAS): Speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore, Executive Secretary, Airport Shuttles Coordinator, Undergraduate Assembly[UA]; Co-Chair, Seniors for the Penn Fund[S4TPF]; Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Penn Political Coalition; Carriage Senior Honor Society; Habitat for Humanity Trip Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Site Leader, Alternate Spring Break[ASB]; Resident Advisor: Politics, Policy, and Social Change Residential Program, FisherHassenfeld College House; Co-Chair, Synergy Political Funding Committee; Student Representative, University Council; Student Representative, Student Affairs Awards Committee; Department of History Honors Thesis Program

Natalie Riemer(WH): Producer & Performer, Without a Net Improv Comedy Troupe; Head of Internal Affairs, Wharton Alumni Relations Board Wharton Senior Peer Advising Fellows; Performer, Penn Players; Dean’s List; 1st Place Winner, International Business Case Competition at McGill University; Actress, Vagina Monologues & One Acts Festival; Cohort President, Wharton Cohorts; Corporate Sponsorship Chair, Wharton Women; Delta Delta Delta Sorority


o t e o n l i n e F r o m A p r i l 1 — A p r i l 4 These are the finalists for the Class of 2014 Senior Honor Awards (Hottel, Harnwell, Goddard and Brownlee for women; and Spoon, Bowl, Cane and Spade for men). These awards recognize outstanding campus leadership. Nominations were solicited from the faculty, staff and students. A committee of administrators and the senior class board then narrowed the list to these finalists. The senior class will choose the final eight award recipients in an online election. Voting will be accessible online at Winners will be announced on April 30th. The awards will be presented at the Ivy Day ceremony on Saturday, May 17th.




Penn reverses history to take down Princeton

M. TENNIS | Quakers top Tigers for first time since 2007 to start Ivy play on the right foot

picked up the doubles point to enter the singles matches up 1-0. As expected, nothing came easily in any of those. Princeton would win the first singles match to knot it up, but over the next 15 minutes, the Red and Blue would rattle off three straight wins to secure perhaps the most important win in these seniors’ tenure. “To beat a team like [Princeton], you have to win close matches,� Geatz said. They did just that. The first Penn singles win came thanks to a two-set effort by Katz, who was followed up by his freshmen teammates Matt Nardella — who earned his tenth win of the year — and Marshall Sharp . The freshmen will have something to defend next year, but they won’t have to wait to get an

vs. No. 56 Princeton

BY STEVEN JAFFE Senior Staff Writer No rain could put a damper on this one. On Saturday a f ter noon, backed by a boisterous crowd, the Quakers took down No. 56 Princeton, 4-1, at the Levy Tennis Pavillion, after being forced inside due to the weather. For the seniors, this one has been a long time coming. After losing to the Tigers (10-8, 0-1 Ivy) in each of the past three years by the slimmest of margins, 4-3 — and failing to secure a win in the rivalry since the 2007 season — Penn (5-9,

1-0) finally ended the drought. “[This means] more than anyone could imagine,� senior Zach Katz, winner of one of the singles matches, said. “Everyone circles this one on their calendars when it comes out, and everyone’s just on cloud nine.� That wasn’t the only streak the Red and Blue snapped on Saturday either. For the first time in six years, they also have a winning record in the Ivy League. “Hey, right now, Penn’s leading the Ivy League,� coach David Geatz said of his squad. The Quakers got off to a solid start for the afternoon, as they

elusive Princeton victory under their belts. Fo r t he d ou b le s p o i nt , Nardella teamed with senior co-captain Nikola Kocovic for an 8-5 win while Katz worked a l o n g s i d e j u n i o r Je r e m y Court for a convincing 8 - 4 victory. Saturday ’s triumph also opened doors for a program that hasn’t had a winning record since the last year it tamed the Tigers. “It’s huge, because we go into next weekend against two teams we think we can definitely beat,� Katz said. “If we get both of those, we’ll be in first, have a good chance this year.� While the Quakers are still hurting from a slew of unfortunate injuries this year, this win helps numb that pain for now.

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Senior Zach Katz topped Princeton’s Alex Day in straight sets at fourth singles to help the Quakers beat the Tigers for the first time in his career.

Red and Blue can’t handle Tigers onslaught in Ivy opener W. TENNIS | Penn picks up the doubles point, but can’t get much else going in singles play BY ELLIS KIM Contributing Writer Hoping to defy expectations and win its first match of Ivy play this season, the outgunned Penn women’s tennis team instead lost in predictable fashion to a rival squad. Last Saturday, the Quakers traveled through the downpour of rain to take on No. 66 Princeton on its own courts, ultimately losing to the Tigers, 5-2. Though Penn (7-5, 0-1 Ivy) captured two doubles wins behind the pairs of senior Stephanie Do and junior Alexandra

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Junior Sol Eskenazi helped the Quakers pick up a doubles-point win against Princeton, but lost in a third set tiebreaker in her match at first singles.

at No. 66 Princeton Ion along with freshman Kana Daniel and junior Sol Eskenazi to secure the doubles point for the Red and Blue, the Tigers (12-5, 1-0) were a resilient bunch and proved insurmountable in singles play. “[Princeton’s] performance was very impressive because of how quickly they shook off the doubles point defeat and pressed the reset button,� coach Sanela Kunovac said. “Typically, when you have that type of doubles victory that we had, it carries over into a few games and gives you a head start. They were able to really break that quickly.�

Indeed, Princeton took five of the six singles matches to deal a quick blow against the Quakers. Only sophomore Sonya Latycheva was able to notch a singles victory for Penn, 7-6, 6-2. The Tigers didn’t drop a set in four of Princeton’s five singles wins, putting the Quakers down and out early. But the top-billed match of the day produced the biggest thrills, though Penn would come up short there as well. Eskenazi and Princeton junior Lindsay Graff — a firstteam All-Ivy selection last year — duked it out in an epic battle at first singles. Gripping and hard-fought, the third-set tiebreaker fell in Graff’s favor, 11-9. Even in defeat, the Quakers could appreciate the competition between the two rival stars.

“[It] was a tremendous display of athleticism, will, desire and heart from both sides,� Kunovac said. “They were separated by one point the whole time and it really came down to the wire. If someone came and wanted to watch a high quality match, I think it was one of the highest quality matches today across women’s college tennis. “We definitely spent everything we had and we left it all out on the court. We’re feeling a little bit empty, just because we gave it all. But we’re walking out of their facilities with no regrets.� With little time to dwell in the past, the Quakers have no choice but to keep their heads up and their spirits high as they hit the road on Friday to face Brown in Providence, R.I.

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Quakers ride defense to season-saving Ivy win M. LACROSSE | Bock’s two goals helped Penn capture lead in late second half BY ALEXIS ZIEBELMAN Associate Sports Editor After two Ivy losses and with its back against the wall, No. 13 Penn men’s lacrosse returned to action on Saturday searching for its first conference victory against No. 14 Yale. And the Red and Blue got it, picking up a season-saving victory over the Elis, 6-5. The natural question is, what changed? The a nswer is simple: Penn’s defense stepped up and played the way it did earlier in the season during its big wins against other ranked teams. “We were just better on defense and Brian [Feeney] was better in goal,” coach Mike Murphy said. “All week, [we had] been refocusing on the fundamentals and how we play team defense, and we played some good defense earlier in the year. “We played good defense against Duke and pretty good defense against St. Joe’s and Denver, and so we were just trying to get back to that.” Against No. 2 Cornell on

at No. 14 Yale March 22, the Quakers (4-3, 1-2 Ivy) allowed 17 goals, but only let in five this past weekend. The game began with a goal from Yale’s Eric Scott, but Penn quickly answered with a goal from senior midfield Drew Belinsky. The first period saw another back-and-forth goal exchange. Yale’s second score was answered by one from another Penn senior midfield, Zack Losco. With 11 seconds remaining in the first half, the Bulldogs (4-3, 1-2) scored again to reclaim the lead heading into halftime. In the third per iod, the Quakers were able to catch up with Yale, evening the score at four apiece with one quarter to play. “A lot of [the win] came down to being a bit tougher than Yale was,” Murphy said. “We were down 4-2 and came back and got the lead.” Though it took a while, the Red and Blue were finally able to capture a lead when junior attack Isaac Bock scored his second goal of the game. Sophomore attack Nick Doktor fol-

lowed Bock’s score and pushed the Quakers’ lead to two with 3:35 remaining. The Bulldogs tried to make a comeback and scored once but were unable to finish the job, leading to a 6-5 finish and a big win for the Red and Blue. “ We just kept doing the same thing,” Murphy said. “It’s not like you change defense or move to a different defense and we gave them one at the end, but for the most part we just had a good week of practice on defense and were focused on that. “It took a while for us to keep playing our game. We stuck to the game plan to get the lead like that and it was great.” Penn was able to get the win it needed against the Elis. The Red and Blue sit tied for fourth in the Ancient Eight with both Yale and Princeton, and are now halfway through their Ivy slate. While it is still too early to tell what Penn’s fate will be this season, if the team plays the way it did against Yale, it could very easily climb up in the rankings and finish better than its 3-3 conference record last season. But only time will tell, and the Quakers’ next test will be this Saturday at Franklin Field against third-place Brown.


Big wins ease nonconference struggles SOFTBALL from page 12 Alexis Borden getting the call, that was more than enough. Borden gave up only two hits while tossing a complete game shutout. “When Borden is on the mound, we know we have a really good shot to win and that gives the whole team a lot of confidence going out there,” coach Leslie King said. “If she shuts them down at the top of the first and we score at the bottom, that sets a really good tone for the game and puts us in a really good position. “That was a key for game one.” Elysse Gorney’s second inning single gave the Red and Blue an additional insurance run. The second game was not quite as simple, but a convincing victory nonetheless for Penn. While Sargent was in the circle for her first Ivy start, her best display was at the plate when she hit her second home run of the day in the second inning, a solo shot. Gorney followed in the third inning with an RBI double, while freshman right fielder Leah Allen smashed a solo homer of her own in the bottom of the fourth. Yale — which actually outhit Penn, 7-5 — nearly closed the gap at several times, including one chilling moment at the top of the fourth inning. With Yale freshman Ceri Godinez at bat with a full count and Bulldogs on first and third with two outs, a visible sigh of relief escaped Sargent’s mouth when she got a called strike three. Sargent’s defense held the game intact for her for the next three innings, fending the Elis off the scoreboard and leaving them with an-

other loss. “It definitely wasn’t my best day on the mound, but my team showed me that no m at t er wh at , t hey ’r e always going to have my back,” Sargent said. “We’re a solid team together. It’s not a one-man show by any me a ns. [ My t e a m mat es] killed it in the infield and

the outfield.” It wasn’t a pretty win, but the Quakers needed it to keep pace in the conference after a slow start. “We may not have had the ver y best preseason, but we’re ready to play right now, and we’re ready to rock the Ivies,” Sargent said with a smile.

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On the road against Yale on Saturday, junior attack Isaac Bock notched two goals in the second half to help Penn overcome a halftime deficit. Bock’s second goal helped break a 4-4 tie, and gave the Quakers a lead they would not relinquish.

Women’s team can’t find way to top Yale ROWING from page 12 through it, taking three out of eight races on Saturday. With the win over Northeastern, the Quakers reclaimed the Burk Cup for just the second time in 13 years. Each crew remained close after 500 meters but the Red and Blue pulled

Hartman and Cuff take the hill on Tuesday BASEBALL from page 12 deep for a two-run homer. Gauteiri brought a perfect game into the fourth inning where it was broken up on a single but it would be Penn, not Yale (7-11, 0-2), that broke through in the frame, as senior left fielder Rick Brebner followed an Austin Bossart RBI single with a three-run homer that put Penn up 6-0. Picking up his first win of the year, Gauteiri finished the seven-inning game with just one run allowed, scattering four hits and two walks while striking out six Bulldogs batters. “Dan really had good command today,” coach John Yurkow said. “He controlled that game from the first pitch to the last.” Fellow junior Ronnie Glenn was unable to continue the

away, outlasting the Huskies by 2.4 seconds. The 10th-ranked lightweight men’s team also thrived in the rain, sweeping No. 12 Mercyhurst in the varsity and freshman races. Meanwhile, the women’s team avoided the rain entirely by heading northwards. Competing in the Connell Cup, the Quakers took on No. 7 Yale and Columbia on Yale’s campus, rowing on the Housatonic River. The off-campus surroundings treated the Red and Blue well against the Lions — the

Quakers easily held off Columbia in all three races that pitted the schools against each other. Things were far more difficult against the host Elis, though, as Yale defeated Penn in all five races, with none being decided by a margin closer than 6.7 seconds. While the women’s team is back in action next weekend, traveling to Boston to compete against Northeastern and Syracuse in the Orange Challenge Cup, the men will have to wait a bit longer — they host Princeton and Columbia on April 12.

string of solid pitching in the second contest, getting hit around early by the Elis to the tune of five runs (three earned) in two and two-thirds innings pitched. With Penn down 5-1, Yurkow turned to freshman Jake Cousins in the bullpen, who put together a string of zeroes to keep the team in the game. Cousins gave up just one unearned run in four and one-third innings pitched, allowing just four baserunners. “It’s really all you can ask for is just a couple zeroes and he did exactly that,” Yurkow said. “We were able to get a couple and I just had a feeling with the way were swinging the bats over the last two weeks that if we could put some zeroes together, we’d have a good chance of coming back against that team.” Yurkow was proved right as Penn’s offense exploded to the tune of 11 runs, led by four hits from Brebner — including another homer — and three hits and three RBI from sophomore Mike Vilardo. The Quakers tied

the game in the fourth inning before a four-run fifth put the game out of reach. “It’s good to see [for] Mike Vilardo,” Yurkow said. “He and Rick Brebner have really made a huge contribution over the last four or five games and that’s kind of what we were hoping when the season started. “It took them a little while to get going but, man, it’s nice when you have upperclassmen taking good swings like that.” The Red and Blue hope to pick up where they left off in Ivy play when they face Brown in a doubleheader on Tuesday, a set originally scheduled for Sunday. Penn’s starting pitchers will be the Ancient Eight’s leader in earned run average – junior Connor Cuff – alongside freshman Jack Hartman, who is 2-0 on the season. “If Connor throws like he has all year, we are going to have a chance to win with him on the mound,” Yurkow said. “Hopefully Connor comes out and gets off to a good start and we’ll roll it into game two and we’ll let Jack do his thing.”

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Senior outfielder Rick Brebner had a performance that was anything but boring during Monday’s doubleheader, hitting a home run in both of Penn’s victories over Yale. Brebner leads the Quakers with a .348 batting average on the season.

BASEBALL | Dan Gauteiri threw a complete game in the first win before the offense took over in game two

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After a weekend full of rainouts, Ivy season couldn’t have come soon enough for Penn baseball. The Quakers were originally supposed to play a doubleheader against Yale on Saturday afternoon but the weather washed out both games, leading to a Monday matinee between the Red and Blue and the Elis. Penn took game one, 6-1, behind a complete game from junior pitcher Dan Gauteiri and claimed game

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Senior catcher Elysse Gorney hit an RBI single in the first game of Penn’s doubleheader against Yale before adding an RBI double in the second contest as the Quakers swept the Elis in two 3-0 shutouts.

two as well, 11-9, after an offensive outburst in the middle innings. The Quakers (8-10, 2-0 Ivy) got off to a quick start in the first inning, as Gauteiri got through a perfect inning with two strikeouts. The offense provided him with all the run support he would need in the bottom half of the inning, as junior first baseman Jeff McGarry took Yale’s Chasen Ford


The sun was beaming for Penn softball Monday, both literally and figuratively. After mother nature’s furious rains forced the postponement of a doubleheader against Brown on Saturday, the skies finally cleared and made way for the Quakers to host Yale at Penn Park on Monday for its first Ivy games of the year. It was a quick doubleheader for the Red and Blue (6-11, 2-0 Ivy),

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vs. Yale who dispatched the Bulldogs (3-17, 0-4) by identical 3-0 margins in both games. The opening game was decided early on in one fell swoop. In the bottom of the first inning, freshman Alexis Sargent blasted a home run to center field, giving the Quakers an early 2-0 lead. And with junior starting pitcher


Sophomore Swanson stars at NCAAs M. SWIMMING | School record-setting performance in 1650 free leads to top-10 finish BY IAN WENIK Sports Editor It’s the beginning of a new era for the Penn men’s swimming team — and Chris Swanson is leading the way. Last weekend, the budding sophomore star turned in a brilliant performance at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, participating in two events and setting a new school record in the process. Competing in NCAAs for the second consecutive season, Swanson was driven to make a bigger impact, and it showed. In the 500 freestyle, Swanson finished 38th with a time of 4:20.70, a six-spot improvement from his results at the event one year ago.

But it was in the 1650 free that Swanson made his biggest impact. Already red-hot after easily winning the Ivy League title in the event just about a month ago, Swanson broke his own school record while going up against the nation’s best — his final time of 14:49.63 shattered his old mark by just over four seconds, which was set at the aforementioned Ivy championship meet. Swanson’s efforts were rewarded with a ninth-place finish, which made him only the second male swimmer in school history to record a top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships, and the first since Steve Kuster placed ninth in the 200 fly in 1993. A l r e ady a r ecor d - sett er, Swanson’s performance will likely serve as an example for his teammates, which have a bright future after the Quakers finished third in the conference this season.

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Sophomore Chris Swanson’s ninth-place finish in the 1650 free was the first top-10 finish for a male Penn swimmer at the NCAA Championships since 1993, and only the second ever.

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