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Harvard, Cornell, and U. professors discuss inequality

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University psychology professor Susan Fiske, Harvard European studies and sociology professor Michèle Lamont, and Cornell economics professor Ravi Kanbur met in a panel discussion on the afternoon of Nov. 14 to discuss inequality in the world and the impact of inequality on the recent presidential election. Lamont was formerly in the University’s Sociology department. Fiske, Lamont, and Kanbur focused the panel on the interplay of factors such as policy, ethnic boundaries, and

emotions and their effects on inequality. Each of the professors also delivered their insights regarding Trump’s victory in the presidential election. Kanbur opened the discussion by explaining that inequality has increased by every standard measure in every area of the world as a result of the driving forces of technological change and globalization. “No matter how you measure it, inequality is rising in these countries, in the US, and in Western Europe,” Kanbur said. “Actually, inequality is also rising as it is dimensionally measured See LECTURE page 2


U. professor eats bug on CNN over election By Jessica Li head news editor

Professor of molecular biology and founder of the Princeton Election Consortium Samuel Wang devoured a bug Saturday during a live interview with CNN to make good on his promise in the event that president-elect Trump won over 240 electoral votes. Like polling and predictions industries across the country, Wang had made projections about the race that were nowhere near the eventual election outcomes. The Princeton Election Consortium website gave democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a 99 percent chance of winning. In a previous interview with the ‘Prince,’ Wang even stated that the question of the 2016 election was not about the presidency, but about control over the Senate.

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History professor Angela Creager, Chair of the Committee on Naming, opened Monday’s Council of the Princeton University Community meeting with an update on the committee’s work. Creager explained that the committee selected the atrium of Robertson Hall for naming in part because it is one of the nicest unnamed places on campus and because it could accommodate a plaque or another similar marker of recognition. She added that the committee selected West College for naming because it is an especially conspicuous building and because the original name referred not to a person but to its geographic placement rela-

tive to the former East College, which was demolished in 1896. Creager noted that the committee had received 150 naming suggestions within just a week of the submission form having been opened and said that she would like to see more suggestions. She added that the committee will deliberate over the winter and present its naming recommendations to the Board of Trustees as early as the spring. Regan Crotty ’00, the University’s Title IX coordinator, presented the results of the We Speak sexual misconduct survey for the 2015-16 academic year. Crotty said that 83 percent of students reported that they know where to find help, which is up from 68 percent in 2015, and that the percentage of graduate women who

are aware of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education office had increased to 85 percent from 60 percent last year. However, she noted that it is premature to make predictions about long-term trends based off of only two years worth of data. Women were two to five times more likely to report experiencing various forms of inappropriate sexual behavior than men, and LGBT students were up to three times more likely to report experiencing inappropriate sexual behavior than heterosexual students, Crotty noted, adding that sophomores were also twice as likely as seniors to report experiencing sexual misconduct. Crotty pointed to an online See CPUC page 3


But Wang would like to avoid a mistake of this scale, he said in a statement released to the ‘Prince.’ For the most part, Wang had based his predictions off of state polls, which he believes to be adequate in surveying voter opinion. The method of relying on and borrowing from a variety of state polls practiced by major poll aggregators such as FiveThirtyEight and The Upshot, he explained. However, this election proved an exception, as state polls understated the Republican-Democrat margin by 4 percentage points in the presidential race. The disparity of nation-wide predictions in the Senate was higher: most polls underestimated the divide by 6 percent, with a margin of error of 2 to 3 percent. Wang then suggested that See BUG page 3


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Tarpley ‘66 sued for defamation by Melania Trump


Author, journalist, and historian Webster Tarpley ’66 is currently engaged in libel suit with Melania Trump, wife of President-elect Donald Trump. Tarpley is being sued for claims made on his blog, where he claimed the Melania Trump allegedly had a nervous breakdown after her speech at the Republican convention was considered controversial. He further claimed that Melania Trump was not a model, but instead a “high end escort” in the article that led to the libel suit. The Daily Mail, a British tabloid, also made similar allegations about Melania Trump. On Sept. 1, Melania Trump sued Tarpley, along with the Daily

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Mail, for defamation. The lawyers for Melania Trump claimed that Tarpley “acted with reckless disregard for the truth.” They also claimed that he presented a series of untrue claims as fact. Both the Daily Mail and Tarpley posted retractions after Melania Trump’s lawyers got involved. In his retraction, Tarpley said that “the briefing in question was not diligent in factchecking or maintaining a healthy distance between innuendo and fact.” However, in a statement, Tarpley disputed the claim made by the lawyers. He claimed the lawsuit is “ a blatant attempt to intimidate not only me, but journalists of all stripes, into remaining silent with regard to public figures” in the statement.


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Fiske: The single biggest issue here is respect or disrespect LECTURE Continued from page 1


in the big Asian economies, in China, in India, in Bangladesh, and so on.” The exception to this rule, Kanbur noted, was Latin America, where inequality has declined in recent years. Kanbur explained that the reason for this was implementation of policies such as conditional cash transfers that lessened inequality both in the short term and long term. “The answer is straightforward: it is that policy matters,” he said. Policies focused directly towards addressing inequality, increasing skilled labor, and closing the wage gap are why Latin American countries are experiencing decreasing levels of inequality. Regarding voting patterns in the election, Kanbur spoke

about how one can take advantage of the cleavages among different ethnic groups that come with rising income inequality and solidarity. “I hope you can see that one can exploit the notion that the reason why ethnic group A is unemployed is because ethnic group B has a job, even though this is fully random allocation,” Kanbur added. In explaining the effect of inequality on the election and vice versa, Lamont mentioned issues that she investigated through interviews for her past works. “One of the main findings of the book is that they mostly talk about assault on their sense of self: being ignored, misunderstood, underestimated,” Lamont explained. “Most of the U.S.’s issues with racism have to do with discrimination: not having access to resources, to housing, immigration, jobs. What we find in our interviews, most

of what they talk about is these experiences of assault on their sense of self; the fact of being not recognized as whole members.” Fiske primarily explained inequality and the election in terms of emotions and respect. She claimed that emotions are the best indication of how people vote. “This is a respect issue. I think the single biggest issue in the previous election we’ve had and the current political climate here is respect or disrespect, and as a psychologist, what I see is the emotions that carry a lot of people’s voting preferences are a reaction to disrespect,” Fiske explained. “So what we find when we analyze the best predictors of people’s votes is that emotions are the best predictors of people’s votes.” Fiske offered her ideas on how the factors behind the American election can be examined and addressed in

future national and world events. “We have a responsibility to think harder about respect and disrespect up and down the hierarchy,” Fiske said. . According to University professor Marc Fleurbaey, who moderated the panel discussion, the panel was part of a series of similar events by the International Panel of Social Progress to present their recently-published report on rethinking society. The discussion, entitled “Up to the Minute Panel: Post-Election Impact on Inequality, Discrimination, and Well-Being,” took place the afternoon of Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall. The panel was co-sponsored by the Wilson School’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications and the University Center for Human Values.

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course for incoming freshmen called “Not Anymore” that focuses on sexual violence, as well as a video on reporting obligations for faculty and staff and a “Clarifying Consent” module for incoming graduate students, as new instances of the University’s efforts to prevent sexual misconduct. There was some discussion on the issue of sexual harassment of graduate students after Crotty noted that 10 percent of graduate student women reported being sexually harassed in the latest We Speak report. “It is a very difficult topic because of the nature of graduate studies,” Sanjeev Kulkarni, Dean of the Graduate School, said. He explained that graduate students are closely tied to their academic departments and advisers and may feel unable to come forward with reports of sexual misconduct without jeopardizing their studies or career. Crotty said that her recommendation to graduate students is often to talk to SHARE to consider their options before making any decisions because it is confidential. She added that SHARE can address concerns about gender bias and discrimination in an informal setting in addition to being able to address experiences of sexual misconduct. Crotty added that while the numbers in the We Speak report are similar to numbers reported by other colleges and universities, even a single instance of sexual misconduct is too many. Crotty said that nearly half of undergraduate and graduate students took the survey and that the University intends to administer the survey again in April 2017. University President Chris-


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topher Eisgruber ’83 said that there are concerns among social scientists about “survey fatigue” in administering these types of surveys and that the University will not necessarily continue its practice of administering the survey every single year indefinitely. He also noted that the University appreciates suggestions from students as to how to increase participation in the We Speak survey. Oliver Avens, Dean of Rockefeller College, and Smitha Haneef, Executive Director of Campus Dining, presented an update on the work of the Board Plan Review Committee, which is still at an early stage. They noted that the committee has met with more than 120 students and that issues of affordability of upperclass dining options and of food insecurity came up during the discussions. Undergraduate Student Government president Aleksandra Czulak ’17 presented an update on USG, noting that USG had included new “pulse tests,” or brief surveys, at the top of its emails and that USG’s work in surveying the student body on the issue of calendar reform in the spring substantially contributed to the final report of the Task Force on General Education, which recommended that exams be moved before winter break. Czulak also highlighted USG Labs, a new program designed to help students build TigerApps. USG Labs will provide increasing levels of funding for projects that generate requisite support and publicity. Mircea Davidescu GS, president of the Graduate Student Government, highlighted the fact that graduate students rate non-academic aspects of their experience at the University as lower than their academic experiences and noted that GSG would be initiating interdepartmental mixers, as

well as a potential pilot project this year examining whether graduate students would use a short-term graduate student center. He added that GSG has been working with the Office of Career Services to sponsor a graduate career fair and more broadly on the issue of career placement for graduate students in a market environment in which finding a tenure-track position is no longer the norm. Akil Word-Daniels GS presented some results of the Graduate Housing Project, noting that while the University’s housing capacity of 72 percent for regularly enrolled graduate students is high when compared to peer institutions, 90 percent of University graduate students have indicated that they wish to live on campus. They cite a number of reasons, including the disparity in affordability between University housing and town housing. Word-Daniels also noted that Stanford University is the most demographically similar peer institution to the University in the sense of being located in an affluent area between two majors cities — San Francisco and San Jose in Stanford’s case — and that Stanford is in the process of building 2,400 bed spaces for graduate students, which would increase its housing capacity to 85 percent. He said the University needs to remain competitive in terms of housing to recruit the best graduate students and that the Graduate Housing Project would continue to work with the University to identify housing solutions for graduate students. The meeting took place on Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in Friend Center 101 and was free and open to the public. The next CPUC meeting will take place on Dec. 12.


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pollsters had failed to identify “a hidden tranche of Republican voters.” He attributed this polling error partly to partisanship, claiming that some of the last-minute swings likely arose from “the hardened partisan divide.” He recounted that earlier during the primaries, a fraction of Republican voters had struggled between party loyalty and whether to accept Trump. Ultimately, party loyalty won out, Wang said. He also noted that the decision of FBI director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Clinton in late October played a role in swinging undecided voters. Connor Pfeiffer ’18, a member of Princeton College Republicans who had worked with polling and data analyses for various political campaigns, had predicted a 322-216 Clinton victory on social media. Similarly to Wang, Pfeiffer noted that state polls across the country made erroneous assumptions about likely voters. Particularly, the state polls underestimated the number of lower-class white voters who would show up at precincts on election day, he said. Looking into the future, Wang explained that alternative methods, such as social media trends and web search data, must be utilized to capture the leanings of undecided voters. “Based on cognitive science, these voters might be mentally

committed to a choice — they just aren’t able to verbalize it,” Wang said. Pfeiffer also noted that changes in polling methodologies are increasingly necessary. Specifically, the reliance of pollsters on cell phone surveys, Pfeiffer says, may heavily skew the data against places where many people do not have mobile phones. The large number of polling errors in this election cycle carried major implications for both the candidates and voters. Like other forecasts, Wang’s prediction of a near-certain Clinton victory led his readers to believe that the election had been settled, Wang said. This was the opposite of the intended effect, which was to encourage activism and greater discussion of policy issues, according to Wang. Pfeiffer concurred, noting that as Clinton consistently polled 4 to 6 percentage points ahead of Trump nation-wide, an element of complacency dissuaded her from campaigning heavily in places like the Rust Belt. Indeed, Clinton did win the popular vote as polls had predicted, Pfeiffer noted. However, during the last few days leading up to the election, the Republican National Committee continued to devote resources to its “ground game,” particularly in the states that eventually cast electoral votes for Trump. “My bug-eating promise was, itself, a sensationalist step in the wrong direction,” Wang said.

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Voting season is only beginning


our most important vote was not cast on November 8th. Even if every Democrat under the Princeton umbrella swapped to Trump, New Jersey state totals would not change by a single percentage point. Who Princeton voted for did not matter, and we can use this to dodge responsibility. But a far greater responsibility falls to us, because our most important votes will be cast today and tomorrow, next week and next year. These votes aren’t made through immediate demands for change and mobilized protests, but rather through incremental but persistent action on a daily basis. Our democracy empowers us not because it is a democracy, but because of capitalism. Your political opinion does not matter as much as that of Carl Icahn or Peter Thiel. But, your decisions as a consumer have a much more stark effect on politics. In this context, Princeton University can be an exceptionally powerful vehicle for change. Princeton is not influential because it modifies its legacy and social mission to reflect a progressive agenda. Princeton can demand change because of its wealth, which numbers in the hundreds of billions when both direct holdings and the distributed network of alumni are taken into account. So how can we begin to effect change through this vehicle? Let’s start with beer. As alma mater to Frank Yuengling and host to reunions, one of the largest beer drinking events in the world, Princeton is a prized customer of Yuengling brewing (a Trump endorser). If Princeton were to suddenly cease its almost exclusive ordering of Yuengling because the company endorsed a message of hate, you can be sure a lot of heads will turn (Yuengling is also terrible. But that’s only my opinion). In the grand scheme of things, this is a minor change in consumption for Princeton that has the potential for a larger multiplying effect. But beer is a bit of a whimsical start for a more serious discussion. I firmly believe that Trump’s legacy in 50 years will not concern social or political issues. Rather, it will be the dismantling of climate legislation at a time when the United States was poised to sign on to the Paris climate agreement, one of the most powerful and sweeping climate treaties to date. When every other country in the world realizes the necessity of climate action, we still treat it like a partisan issue. Make no mistake: the other issues at stake in this election pale in comparison to the disappearance of entire countries and cultures when sea levels rise by another four feet. This is our most important vote. To cast it, we need to continue to do all the individual actions we know we should be doing anyways – like buying from local and responsible companies – on a daily basis. But that’s not enough; we need the clout of Princeton University. We have so many options requiring so little effort. New Jersey law makes it incredibly easy to swap energy providers. Let’s put in a small effort to make a huge change — swap the default provider for apartment rentals from PSEG (42% of energy from fossil fuels) to a 100% renewables company. Prohibit departments from purchasing bottled water. Begin updating all vehicles on campus to electric only. Make a supercharger available on campus. We need to tell the government that climate policy isn’t in their hands — it’s in ours. With a budget comparable to some small countries, Princeton can cause huge effects with minor changes in consumption, but only if its students demand such change. So please, instead of thinking that you can only vote once every four years, use your dollars to vote today and ask that Princeton do the same for you. Mark Esposito GS is in the Molecular Biology Ph.D. program from Cazenovia, N.Y. He can be reached at mbesposi@


It wasn’t bigotry, it was simply trade


isconsin. Michigan. Pennsylvania. The three states that will forever be associated with stopping the first female nominee of a major party from breaking the glass ceiling. The three states that let Republicans gain control of the White House, giving them control over the entire legislative process. Go check Facebook right now and you’re sure to find friends saying something like, “I’m utterly shocked. This just goes to show that bigotry is alive and well in this country.” There’s nothing incorrect in saying that bigotry is still present in the United States, as it is simply true. But bigotry did not stop Clinton from winning the White House. Although many have implicated sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, James Comey, Wikileaks, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, Bernie Sanders, or Russia in stopping the Democrats from retaining the oval office or capturing control of the legislative branch, there is polling to suggest a different culprit. It was one issue, one issue that the DNC and Hillary Clinton failed to address, and one that will continually haunt the Democrats from now until 2020. That issue was trade. No one wants to hear that. No one wants to think that there was any reason people voted for Donald Trump that was in any way legitimate, and that the causes for his victory were anything other than bigotry, or reluctance to vote for Hillary because she is a woman. Did those factors motivate some people to vote for Donald Trump? Absolutely. Did they alone win Trump the election? Not quite. The Lost Decade is a term unknown to those who have not followed the decline of Michigan and the rest of the Rust Belt. In the 2000s, Michigan lost half of its automotive manufacturing jobs. It fell to 35th in the United States in terms of per capita income. Its problems did not just start in the 2000s. In the 1990s, General Motors employed 80,000 people in the Flint, Michigan area, but that number has since fallen to 7,000. Unfortunately for Secretary Clinton, this story is not unique to Michigan. The economic changes in North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin told a similar story. However, there is a major difference between these states; although they could all be considered battleground states, Pennsylvania and Michigan have voted for the Democratic candidate in the past six elections, and Wisconsin has voted democratic for the past seven. What was so different this time? When you dive into the exit polling, the answer is actually quite clear: Trade. When Michigan voters were asked about

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asked about the effects of international trade as a part of an exit poll done by CNN, only 31% said it creates U.S. jobs while 50% said it takes away U.S. jobs. Of that 50%, 58% voted for Trump and only 36% for Clinton. The exit poll also found intense dissatisfaction with the economy and federal government, and that the majority of the voters who felt that they were only as good or worse off today as they were four years ago supported Donald Trump. This view on trade and the economy is not just prevalent in Michigan. 53% of the electorate in Pennsylvania said that trade is bad for jobs, and 62% of those voters backed Trump compared to the 34% backing Clinton. Only 35% of those surveyed felt that trade created jobs. In Wisconsin, while only 35% of voters think trade creates jobs, 50% said it takes away jobs, with 63% of those respondents favoring Trump. Donald Trump’s rhetoric on trade, no matter how sincere it may or may not be, was strong enough to flip the battleground state of Pennsylvania, referred to by Joe Scarborough as fool’s gold for Republicans, because each election cycle it is referred to as a battleground state, yet the Democrats have won it for the past six. Trump’s trade rhetoric was also strong enough to flip Wisconsin and Michigan, two states that many did not even consider to be in contention. Why am I talking about these three states as opposed to Florida, North Carolina, or Ohio? It is because Hillary Clinton was, according to almost every single projection, expected to win Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. They were essential to her path to victory, and they are three swing states that should have been most easily obtainable for her. Unfortunately for Democrats, the voters in the Midwest preferred Trump’s message on trade to Clinton’s, and that preference cost them 46 electoral votes, and the presidency. This does not mean bigotry did not help Trump, it means the bigotry would have lost if Clinton simply won those three states. With those 46 electoral votes, Democrats would be celebrating President-elect Hillary Clinton. All it took was a populist message on trade; this is not to say that Trump and the Republicans were the only ones to advance such a message. On the Democratic side, former contender Bernie Sanders also sought to embrace the struggles of the middle and working class, the ones who were most likely to feel that trade deals like NAFTA have left them behind. Perhaps if the Democrats were more attuned to this sentiment and more willing to employ such rhetoric, they could recapture the White House in four years. Hunter Campbell is a freshman from East Arlington, V.T. He can be reached at

Identity in a post-election America

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he question of what it means to be an American has rarely been of more importance than it is following an election that has divided so many Americans. When America elects a president who blatantly disregards many of the morals and values that Americans are supposed to stand for, we are left to wonder what the common threads that unite us are. A hundred years ago, Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote a story about a lonely, afraid, endangered Muslim in Russia. The story of Hadji Murad’s dignity, determination, and resilience in the face of real danger — at the hands of a governing body that is decidedly against him and his culture — embodies the true American spirit. In the story, the once prominent and respected Hadji Murad is made to feel powerless and afraid at the mercy of the country’s supreme leader, the egomaniacal, adulterous, self-indulgent Emperor Nicholas. Surrounded by enemies, Hadji Murad lives in a state of constant fear of being exploited, exiled, or even killed. It’s not difficult to see the parallels with what a lot of minority groups might face in the aftermath of the recent election. Over the last few days, undocumented Americans and minority groups have expressed similar fears. Many have openly expressed their sadness and fear. This has hardened into anger for some, but more than just angry tirades, the web is replete with Americans who wonder, “What might this mean for me as an undocu-

mented immigrant?” or “I’m a practicing Muslim; should I leave this country?” Tolstoy’s hero displays fortitude in what appear to be dark and hopeless times. He compares Hadji to a flower that has been trodden down by a chariot, “but had risen again… Yet it stood firm and did not surrender to man who had destroyed all its brothers around it.” Resilience in the face of difficulty, honorable responses to dishonorable treatment, courage in the face of fear, a kind word and a friendly hand at all times – that is the American spirit. Donald Trump will now lead America. But he is not America. The millions who voted for Donald Trump are not Donald Trump. He evidently appealed to some inner frustrations and pains that made an overwhelming number of people – not all of them “uneducated” as we’d like to think – forget or at least not prioritize the suffering of millions of immigrants, refugees, and others whom Trump denounced during his campaign. However, Trump was elected not because of the misogynistic, sexist, and racist things he’s done and said, but rather despite them. Our political views are no longer just a set of ideas that we adhere to. They’ve become core identifiers. Stephen Colbert laments how our political views have come to define us. He imagines that the founders would have wanted us to be informed about politics, but certainly not so consumed or divided by them as we are now. He says, “Politics used to be something that we talked about every four years.

And it’s good that we didn’t talk about it that much because it left room for other things, other people. But now politics is everywhere and that takes up precious brain space we could be using to remember all the things we actually have in common.” What makes you American is not whether you voted, and not even whether you have the papers to prove that you could have. Your civic duties extend far beyond voting once every four years. What makes us good citizens is not whether we spent an hour voting, but whether we’ve spent our time pursuing the common set of ideals and values which transcend race, sex, religion, or politics. This is true regardless of whether the leadership of the country embodies that at a given time or not. America is not made on Election Day, but in every welcoming community, every loving family, every day of every year. Policy might be what what governs America, but people are what make it. Donald Trump won’t make America great, but we just might. Luke Gamble is an English major from Eagle, Idaho. He can be reached at

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Saturday’s game ended in overtime as well, but with not quite the same happy ending. Dartmouth began the game with strong momentum, scoring twice in the first eight minutes of play with goals from Emma Korbs and Rose Falzone. The Tigers responded in the second period with two from sophomore Karlie Lund, marking her second multi-goal game of the season. Her first came off a rebound from senior defender Kelsey Koelzer for a backdoor goal and her second off of a drive down the ice for a shot at the top of the net. Both teams were unable to score after Koelzer’s goals though and the game was once again sent into overtime. Junior goaltender Alysia DaSilva held strong against Big Green’s shot attempts, but eventually let one go past with 37 second left on the clock from Eleni Tebano. In regard to her

team’s Saturday performance, Lund remarked, “Right now we need to focus on competing for a full 60 minutes and capitalizing on our opportunities. At Dartmouth we didn’t have a good start and were down two goals at the end of the first. We were able to tie it up in the second, but we still didn’t play well enough to get the win.” Next weekend on Nov. 18 and 19, Princeton returns home to Hobey Baker Rink to face off against Colgate and Cornell. Colgate is a tough ECAC match up and Karlie commented, “In order to have success against Colgate, we are going to have to compete from the drop of the puck. They are having a great season so far and we can’t afford to take time off against them.” As far as Ivy League play goes, the team is not satisfied with their recent play but remains hopeful for a turnaround. “This is not the start we wanted in the Ivy League, but there are still a lot of games left to turn it around,” said Lund.

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chel Granovsky, sophomore Allie Klimkiewicz, and junior Melinda Renuart were respectively the other top Princeton runners. Markovich expressed pride for team for an admirable season finish despite the challenges that confronted them. “The team had a lot of adjustments to make this year,” Markovich commented. “It was a transition year for us in many ways, and one thing that applied to was getting a new coach after Peter Farrell, who retired after 39 years. Another thing we had to adjust to was that our top 2 runners were injured this season and unable to compete. As a result, we had to adjust our expectations. Last year as a team, we won the Ivy League Championships and made it to nationals, and scored quite well. Going off of that, it can be hard to finish eighth at the regionals after finishing third the previ-

ous year. But I think that once we adjusted our expectations, which Coach [Brad] Hunt did fairly quickly and effectively, we met our expectations in that we worked together as unit. One other thing that I think is remarkable is that we haven’t had any serious injuries.” Reed also praised her team for its accomplishments and hopes this foundation will translate into the next cross country season. “We just finished up our season at regionals,” she said, “We wanted to finish in the top ten, and we finished eighth in the region. Not only that, but we had the smallest spread, which means we all ran close together. That speaks a lot to how our team is functioning and how we’re looking to be successful moving forward. We have so much depth. I think cross country is a really individual sport, but this season, we really made it into a team effort. I think this teamwork is something we’re really excited about looking forward.”

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Women’s basketball drops backto-back contests as season begins By Chris Murphy contributor

Women’s basketball had an early hiccup in their opening weekend of the season. The Tigers, projected to excel in this season with a core group of freshman, lost their first two games of the season to Rider and George Washington. The Tigers opened their season against Rider on the evening of Nov. 11. They started out strong with a lead early in the second quarter, but the Broncos took the lead into the half and opened up a large 17-point lead during the third quarter. However, the Tigers went on a 16-2 run and cut the deficit to three late in the third quarter. The game remained tight for the remainder of the game until the Broncos pulled away late to win the game. Freshman Bella Alarie started her career at Princeton with a splash, scoring 24 points — leading the Tigers on Friday — and added seven rebounds. Alarie will look to be a major contributor throughout the year as a central part to what the freshman on the team are

calling “The Core Four,” a group of four freshman who will look to lead the Tigers to multiple consecutive seasons and rival the success of the class of 2016. Friday night was also the unveiling of the 2016 NCAA Tournament banner. Four graduates returned to help raise the banner in commemoration of one of the most successful runs of any four consecutive seasons. The class of 2016 led the team to a 97-23 record and tournaments at both the NIT and NCAA level. At one point, the Tigers were also undefeated and ranked the AP Poll. “It was really cool seeing them raise the banner,” stated freshman Jordan Stallworth. “They did so much for this team and they are a great example to follow for us. We want to follow in their footsteps as much as possible.” On Sunday, the Tigers traveled to DC to take on George Washington. The Tigers played exceptional defense in the first quarter, holding the Colonials to 2 for 13 shooting in the first quarter and holding the Colonials to six points. However, the Colonial offense respond-

ed in a big way, putting up 20 in the second quarter to take a two-point lead heading into the half. Sophomore Jordan Muhammad led the Tigers with 12 points — a career best — including a three-pointer that cut the Tiger’s deficit to four late in the third. Junior Leslie Robinson also set a career best in the game with eight rebounds. Alaire had eight points and five rebounds to continue her early season success. However, the Tigers struggled to stay in the game, especially in the third and fourth quarters where the Colonials led by as many as 17. George Washington controlled the pace of the second half and used their offensive firepower to carry them over the Tigers, who dropped their first two games of the season. The Tigers are confident that they will rebound from their early stumble. Their next game is Saturday at home against the Dayton Flyers. “We are going to go out and get the job done,” said Stallworth. “We will just keep working and the wins will come.”


The women’s basketball team stumbled to start out their season.


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Women’s hockey team splits Ivy League matchups

Men’s and women’s cross country close out seasons By Miranda Hasty staff writer

The men’s cross country team finished in third at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional at Penn State this past Friday just missing a qualifying position for the NCAA Championships. The fall season concluded after the same race on the women’s side after an eighth-place finish. The Tigers were led by freshman Conor Lundy on the men’s side, who finished third overall at 30:48 on the 10k course and qualified automatically for the NCAA Championships.

Senior captain William Bertrand, freshman Viraj Deokar, junior Noah Kauppila, freshman Gannon Willcutts, freshman Gavin Gaynor, and sophomore Jeremy Spiezio were respectively the remainder of the top 7 Princeton runners. Lundy reflected on this season’s accomplishments and also looked to the future with hopeful eyes. “The goal going in, which is always the goal every year, is to win the Ivy League Championships,” Lundy stated. “We got second this year to Penn, which was very close, but we dealt with a lot of injuries throughout the season. We also

have a really young team, so I think over the next couple of years, we can definitely bring home the Ivy League Championship several times and then hopefully move on to the bigger stage and go to the NCAA Championships as a team.” Senior Ally Markovich helped guide her team to their eighth-place finish at Penn State. Markovich has consistently been the team’s No. 1 runner and placed 25th overall at 21:19 on the 6k course. Junior Melissa Reed, sophomore Alie Fordyce, sophomore Brighie Leach, freshman RaSee M. & W. XC page 5


The women’s hockey team defeated Harvard but fell to Dartmouth.

By Claire Coughlin staff writer

The Princeton Women’s Ice Hockey Team (4-3-1, 2-3-1 ECAC) battled back-to-back against two major Ivy League rivals this weekend, Harvard (1-3-0, 1-3-0 ECAC) and Dartmouth (15-0, 1-4-0 ECAC). The team had a thrilling victory in overtime on Friday, Nov. 11, against Harvard in Cambridge, but did not achieve the success it wanted on Saturday, Nov. 12, against the Big Green. On Friday, both the Crimson and the Tigers had a scoreless first period, with both teams playing strong defense. Har-

vard finally put themselves on the board first, with a goal in the second period from Sydney Daniels. Senior Forward Cassidy Tucker responded at 11:54 of the third period, scoring her third goal of the season off of assists from senior forward Morgan Sly and sophomore forward Karlie Lund. The tie remained until the end of the fourth quarter, and the game was sent into overtime. Finally, at 1:10 into the extra period, freshman defender Julia Edgar clutched the win for the Tigers with her first collegiate goal, assisted by sophomore defender Stephanie Sucharda. See W. HOCKEY page 5

Tweet of the Day “Grateful for Tiger nation. As expected (and still appreciated): we have more fans than the opponents at an away game. #WeTravelWell” courtney banghart (@ CoachBanghart), head coach, women’s basketball


Men’s and women’s cross country closed out their fall seasons with final meets over this past weekend.

Stat of the Day

30:48 Freshman runner Conor Lundy finished third overall in the 10k at the MidAtlantic Regional with a time of 30:48.

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November 15, 2016  
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