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News & Notes Whitman ’77 supports same-sex marriage

meg whitman ‘77, the donor who was Whitman College’s namesake, became one of dozens of prominent Republicans who signed a legal brief in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in California last month. The document has been submitted to the Supreme Court in support of a suit challenging Proposition 8, a 2008 amendment to the California constitution outlawing same-sex marriage. The announcement represents a shift from Whitman’s earlier position. Whitman supported Proposition 8 in 2008 and continued to oppose same-sex marriage during her 2010 candidacy as the Republican nominee for governor of California. Whitman explained to The Los Angeles Times that her views on samesex marriage had changed after “careful review and reflection,” and that her revised view had been profoundly impacted by the facts and arguments presented throughout the legal process of the current court challenge. Whitman earned an economics degree with honors from the University. She rose to national prominence as president and chief executive officer of the online auction site eBay, a position she held from 1998 to 2007. She is currently the president and chief executive officer of information technology company HewlettPackard. While working at eBay, Whitman donated $30 million to the University to establish the residential college that bears her name.

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Over 900 sign petition By Sohee Kim

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An online petition seeking a new “Sexual Experiences Survey” has gathered over 900 signatures in the past two days. Director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center Edward Freeland said Tuesday that a potential new internal survey would not be necessary because the University is currently participating in a national study by the American College Health Association that will survey about 50 percent of University undergraduates on topics that include sexual assault. The annual National College Health Assessment has “tracked changes in health issues and trends”

since the year 2000 according to the ACHA’s website. Many of the questions on the survey concern sexual assault and harassment. “One of the benefits of that [survey] is that you get access to what your institution [looks] like relative to all the other institutions that are participating in the survey, even relative to the group of universities that is most like your institution,” Freeland said. An email sent to students last month on behalf of the ACHA noted that the survey contained “questions regarding behaviors such as illegal substance use, sexual behavior and mental health.” The University has participated in the survey for at least the past four

years. The results of these surveys, that include both males and females, showed that “1 in 8 students reported experiencing sexual assault, dating violence or stalking in a 12-month period,” according to University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua. It remains unclear whether the University will release this year’s Princeton-specific results once they become available. Citing RCA training conducted in September 2012 and the playbill of “The Way You Move” that was distributed to all freshmen during the first week of the fall semester, Mbugua said the figure was already shared with students. “The University actively seeks to See PROPOSITION page 3

Five University professors who taught online courses through the new online platform Coursera last fall discussed their experiences at the Council of the Princeton University Community meeting on Monday. Among these experiences were difficulties bringing University students and online students together, confronting active forum participation but single-digit exam completion rates, working around the limiting factors of an online interface to explain difficult concepts, designing computer-graded drills and experimenting with flipped lectures. Princeton was one of the original partners of Coursera, a for-profit online learning platform launched last April that has partnered with 62 universities around the world so far. “The sheer scale [of participation on Coursera] was astounding,” history professor Jeremy Adelman said. Adelman, who taught HIS 201: A History of the World since 1300 through Coursera while teaching the class to University students last fall, said his lectures have received 1 million views, 800,000 downloads and 400,000 posts on the class online forum. However, he explained he had difficulty bringing University students and students from the rest of the world into conversation with each other to show varying perspectives on a single issue, even though this had been one of his primary motivations in teaching the class through Coursera. Even though there were heated discussions on the online forum, participation by University students was “not as intense as we would have liked,” Adelman said. In the future, he said he plans to integrate discussion further into the classroom by, for example, making participation in the online forums a class requirement for University students. Adelman, who is also the director of the Council for International Teaching and Research, hosted a global precept during the fall that engaged Princeton students with Coursera students through a Google hangout that was also broadcasted through Coursera. Sociology professor Mitchell Duneier, who taught Introduction to Sociology through Coursera over the summer, and computer science senior lecturer Kevin Wayne, who taught COS 226: Algorithms both through Coursera and at the University this fall, deSee PLATFORM page 4

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Honor Committee plans to hold focus groups

Town Board of Health to consider ordinance banning smoking on public property

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The Honor Committee will host a series of focus groups this spring to discuss the current disciplinary policy for students caught working over time during examinations, Honor Committee chair Antonia Hyman ’13 announced in an oped published Wednesday in The Daily Princetonian. The announcement followed an email sent Monday by the Committee to the student body reminding them of their collective responsibilities under the Honor Code. “Please pay attention to and abide by your professors’ policies about when examinations are finished,” the email read. “Working past time to gain points is unfair to classmates who stop when time is called.” Though Hyman did not reveal the number of students who have been accused or penalized for working over time, citing

student privacy, she said in an interview that the Committee made the decision in response to a noticeable trend on campus. “When I wrote the article, really I was addressing a larger trend which I think is appropriate to bring up,” she said. “Over the last three to four years, the committee has seen an increase in the number of reports that have to do with writing over time.” Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Victoria Jueds, who serves as the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students’ liaison to the Honor Committee, said she had not been involved in the decision to host focus groups and thus was unable to comment on the matter. Hyman explained that, unlike looking at a neighbor’s test, taking a few extra moments at the end of an exam is an unfair advantage that is not as easy to judge. “Time cases are very sensitive in general, and that’s what I was trying to allude at in the article,” Hyman said. “So we See RULES page 2

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The Princeton Board of Health will vote on a proposed ordinance to ban smoking within 35 feet of all municipally owned property, public parks and outdoor pools on March 19. If the ordinance is approved by a majority vote of the nine-member Board, first-time violators would be punished with a $250 fine. Princeton would be the first municipality in Mercer County to adopt such a policy, but the $250 fine is in line with a state statute, according to Health Department Officer David Henry. “This is not about getting revenue,” said Heather Howard, a Princeton Councilwoman who serves as the Council’s liaison to the Board of Health. “The goal is to create a smoke-free environ-

ment.” Howard, who is also a lecturer at the Wilson School, said she first suggested the ordinance to Henry in February. She added that she thought it would be approved unanimously. Because of the 35-foot condition in the ordinance, a designated smoking area at the old borough municipality building will be relocated, while the remote patio for smokers at the Princeton Municipal Complex will not be affected. Howard said she has received positive feedback from her colleagues and the public about the ordinance. Although no formal initiatives have been taken to gauge public support, the vote on March 19 will be open to the public, and an initial hearing on the ordinance in February was See LAW page 5

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Thomson-DeVeaux ’13 receives Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship By Austin Lee staff writer

Flora Thomson-DeVeaux ’13 was awarded the Martin A. Dale ’53 Fellowship in late February to continue the research she began with her senior thesis on Argentinean butler Santiago Badariotti Merlo. The fellowship provides a senior with a grant of $30,000 to pursue an independent project after graduation. ThomsonDeVeaux, a Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures concentrator, will conduct “onthe-ground research” on Merlo in Brazil for her project entitled “The Universal History of Santiago Badariotti Merlo.”

FLORA THOMSONDEVEAUX ’13

Thomson-DeVeaux’s thesis attempts to construct a biography of Merlo, who lived in Brazil and worked over 60 years to compile a universal history of the aristocracy, which spanned a 6,000year time period and totaled over 25,000 pages. ThomsonDeVeaux’s thesis also examines this universal history and some of Merlo’s poetry.

Thomson-Deveaux will begin her research in Rio de Janeiro, visit various locations to track down individuals related to Merlo and then return once more to Rio. However, she predicts her plans will change as she finds new sources and information. “I expect to find plenty along the way that will change the trajectory of the trip, so I asked the Dale Committee’s lenience in giving me some flexibility,” Thomson-Deveaux said. “In just the last weeks of research in Rio, I went back to do more thesis research and I discovered Santiago [Merlo]’s niece, tracked her down, and when I got in touch with her, it turned out that she was in possession of the only copy of the

manuscript of his autobiography, which I didn’t know existed.” Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures Pedro Meira Monteiro, who taught Thomson-DeVeaux in two different courses and is now her thesis adviser, described her as a true scholar and a hardworking student who was always prepared for the next step throughout the thesis-writing process. “She always comes here with a lot of material, so it’s not that I need to remind her that she owes me something. Quite the contrary, I’m always trying to catch up with the velocity, the speedy way she produces her various drafts.” Monteiro said. “Usually this kind of thing is very rhe-

torical when we say she is a young scholar, but in her case, she really already is a scholar.” Thomson-DeVeaux said she first encountered Merlo in her freshman year, when she watched the documentary “Santiago” in a Brazilian cinema class. The following year, she took a course offered by the director of the documentary, Joao Moreira Salles, as part of the Humanities Council course titled “Shooting the Enemy in Non-Fiction Cinema.” Salles then invited ThomsonDeVeaux to come do research at the Moreira Salles Institute, which is located in the house where Merlo lived and worked. She accepted his offer since she See PROJECT page 5

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Resources Committee considers adding PRINCO representative By Paul Phillips Contributor

A proposal to add a representative of the Princeton University Investment Company to the Council of the Princeton University Community was presented at the CPUC meeting on Monday by Resources Committee Chair Deborah Prentice, chair of the psychology department. Under the new proposal, the PRINCO representative would be a non-voting member of the Resources Committee. Prentice said that, since PRINCO is an important link between the Resources Committee and the University Board of Trustees, a member from PRINCO should be added to the committee to prevent it from “lacking a critical source of information and communication that we need

to get our work done.” In order to avoid a conf lict of interest, the PRINCO member added to the Resources Committee would be a non-voting member, but he or she will nevertheless be involved in committee discussions. The purpose of including a PRINCO member on the Resources Committee is to ensure “their presence in our conversation,” Prentice said. The purpose of the Resources Committee is to consider general policy questions in managing the University’s financial resources. The committee itself does not make decisions about where the University can invest its funds, but it does make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees oversees the University bud-

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get through PRINCO, which directly sets investment policy and decides where to allocate Princeton’s assets. Prentice added that since the Resources Committee has invited a PRINCO member to each of its past meetings, amending the CPUC charter to change the composition of the committee would make this addition formal. CPUC meets six times per year to discuss important policy questions and is composed of administrators, professors, U-Councilors, staff members and alumni. The Resources Committee has recently reviewed petitions from students encouraging the University to divest holdings in fossil fuel companies and in companies associated with the production of firearms.

CORRECTION Due to incorrect information provided to The Daily Princetonian, the March 6 article “Crew: Freshmen shine at Crash-P’s” misidentified the freshman who won the women’s open freshman hammer. Livvie Francis won the award. The ‘Prince’ regrets the error.

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look at a variety of factors in time cases.” One factor the Committee currently considers and will raise in the focus groups is whether an accused student should have known that time was called on a particular occasion, Hyman said. She noted that a professor might tell students to “finish up” rather than

announce that the examination time has expired or demand that students put their pencils down. This uncertainty, along with any previous impressions regarding the norms of the class, may confuse the student or give the student unintended permission to keep writing, she added. “I think it’s really important that you contextualize these cases within the class,” Hyman said. “With these cases, you can’t compare one case of going over time to

another class because it depends on how the professor operates and those things that are class-specific.” In addition to discussing the current policy for working over examination time limits, the focus groups will consider the severity of the penalty for the infraction, which is treated as an instance of cheating. According to the Honor Committee’s Constitution and “Rights, Rules and Responsibilities,” the current minimum punishment for a student convicted of cheating is a one-year suspension. “I think it’s really, really important that whatever path we do pursue has the backing of the student body,” Hyman said. “I want to make sure I have input from the students before we decide on a course of action. If it turns out that students really think that one year is inappropriate then I’m not against doing that.” She added that the Honor Code should be ref lective of the values of the school and the student body. “If it’s not a code for the students by the students, then you get Harvard and you have all those issues, you know, where there’s not buy in,” Hyman said. Hyman said she hopes to begin holding the focus groups around April 1, and that all interested students are invited to participate.

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BEE Team loses 2 bee colonies to parasite infestation in hives By Paul Phillips Contributor

The two bee colonies maintained by the Princeton BEE Team died two weeks ago due to a parasite infestation in the hive. The cause is most likely the Varroa mite, a parasite that sucks bees’ blood, Penn State researcher Elina Lastro Nino said after examining the hives. The Varroa mite is by no means unique to the Princeton area, and is the numberone killer of bee colonies, BEE Team founder Michael Smith ’10 said. Lastro Nino explained that the Varroa mite poses an especially large danger to beehives because of its ability to transmit viruses and to lower the immune response in bees, making them vulnerable to disease. She added that the club could also attribute the loss of its hives to a “little bit of tough luck” and that she was sure the club members “do everything they can to prepare their hives.” Team officer Sarah Bluher ’13 mentioned that, unlike in previous years, the team did not prioritize the use of Api-

Guard this year. ApiGuard is a chemical treatment used to control Varroa mite attacks on honeybee colonies. BEE Team president Ben Denzer ’15 said that while its use might have prevented the loss of the hives, there was a shortage of ApiGuard this year. Even though the BEE Team had not lost a hive before this year, Smith said the loss of two hives is nothing unusual in beekeeping. Most beekeepers lose between 25 and 50 percent of their hives each year, Bluher noted. Furthermore, most beekeepers have around 10 hives rather than two. The probability of losing all of one’s colonies increases dramatically when one has fewer of them, said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, an entomology researcher at the University of Maryland who specializes in honeybee health. The BEE Team began in 2009 as a “f ledgling enterprise” that maintained one colony and offered beginner beekeeping classes, Smith said. Prior to the loss of its two colonies, the team also hosted several other events, including honey-making

sessions and movie nights. The team hopes to rebuild its hives using a Bee Nuc, a set of three to five frames in which bees make their honeycombs, that is suitable for a smaller number of worker bees than a full hive, Denzer said. Lastro Nino explained that beekeepers simply leave the Bee Nuc alone until the population in it increases, and then take three to five pollen grains from it and use them to start a new hive. A Bee Nuc can therefore be an effective tool in creating new hives from scratch. The club also hopes to implement protections such as ApiGuard that it did not implement this year, Denzer said. Furthermore, Bluher mentioned the possibility of club restructuring, noting that the team does not have a core set of management leaders and adjusting to new members every year is difficult. The team, she said, “needs a more solid group of consistent caretakers.” If all goes well, Denzer said, the club will have its hives up and running by mid-April.

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raise awareness, engages in preventive programming and offers comprehensive services both on- and off-campus,” Mbugua said. The petition, authored by Shreya Murthy ‘13, Siofra Robinson ‘13 and Kellie Valladares ‘13, with input from Kanwal Matharu ‘13, is a response to an article published last Monday by The Daily Princetonian that detailed the results of a previously unpublished Sexual Experiences Survey conducted by several University offices in 2008. “My reaction to the initial article was surprise, a little bit,” Matharu said. “As an RCA, I had heard statistics like this before, but to see that it was at Princeton was a bit tough.” Directed at the Princeton University Survey Research Center, University Health Services and the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the petition asks for the “commission of a new survey that provides current, accurate information about the rate of sexual assault on campus,” as well as an official statement concerning the 2008 survey.

University Health Services, SHARE Director Jacqueline Deitch-Stackhouse and Vice President for Campus Life Cynthia Cherry deferred comment to University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua. “Let me note that the 2008 survey was taken for the purpose of informing internal planning and programming and was used for that purpose,” Mbugua said. “Those conducting the survey did not think of it as a survey whose results would be published.” Following the March 4 ‘Prince’ article, Mbugua noted that the raw data from the survey described was not analyzed or compiled as a report. He added that the lead coordinator of the survey - former Sexual Harassment / Assault Advising, Resources and Eduction director Suraiya Baluch, had left the University before the project was completed. According to Mbugua, the University administration is looking forward to meeting a group of students to discuss the subject. The authors of the petition have said they would like to keep the petition going regardless of any internal reactions or national surveys. “We don’t want to just stop with the petition; it’s the be-

ginning of a bigger campaign,” Robinson said. “We want to bring together a coalition of concerned students to raise awareness of actions and attitudes that can lead to sexual assault on campus and the culture that contributes to it.” The petition’s authors decided to create the petition to show students’ support for a new survey of sexual assault rates on campus and make it an administration priority, Murthy said. Another “major impetus” for the petition was the comment section on the first article, Valladares said. “We felt that the conversation was getting a little bit derailed by semantic and survey design issues ... but what seemed like a much greater issue,” she said, was that “it was evident that there was some sort of issue with rape on campus.” Murthy emphasized the petition was one everyone could support and the necessity of gathering as many student signatures as possible. “It’s really important for survivors of sexual assault to know that this is a campus that is a supportive environment for them, that this is an issue that people care about, and people want to help them, and that they know that they are important,” Murthy added.

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scribed their experiences with different grading practices for the online courses. Duneier relied on peer assessment for grading the exams, which resulted in an average correlation of 0.88 between the peer grade and the grade Duneier would have given himself, he explained. He added that while not all peer assessment works, it does have some potential as a grading practice for massive open online courses. Although 40,000 students enrolled in the online class, only about 2,500, or 6.25 percent, took the midterm and the final, he said. However, not completing the exams did not prevent tens of thousands of students from being involved in the online forums or watching lectures until the very end, Duneier said. “[People] just didn’t care that much about the exam,” he added. Meanwhile, Wayne experimented with automated computer grading for both his students on campus and the tens of thousands taking his class through Coursera. A total of 750,000 drill questions were graded from Coursera students, while 25,000 drill questions were graded from the students on campus. Although automating the coding assignments was a challenging process, due to the many possible ways a given problem could be solved, Wayne made the effort to automate every assignment grading for his class. Automated assessments gave immediate and detailed feedback to students and increased Teaching Assistant pro-

ductivity, he said. “They are hard to design, do not apply to all assessment genres and require significant development effort,” Wayne noted. In addition, two engineering professors experimented with “flipped lectures” with their oncampus students. Instead of using the usual lecture time to introduce new materials, students had to watch their professors’ Coursera lectures and work their way through the material before coming to class. Electrical engineering professor Claire Gmachl taught one of her department’s core courses, ELE 208: Electronic and Photonic Devices, to University students only using the Coursera interface and explained she found it more difficult to teach difficult concepts through the interface because she had to rely on homework assignments rather than discussions, which she said students would prefer. Gmachl decided to “flip the course” in order to make the class more accessible to students both at the University and across the world, she explained. Class time was divided between Q&A, doing quizzes together and re-working the material. Gmatchl said she is satisfied with the results, which were confirmed by an anonymous class survey where over 80 percent of students responded they had watched her lecture videos before coming to class. A good number had also watched the videos again after class to review class material, she said. Similarly, electrical engineering professor Mung Chiang, who taught ELE 381: Networks: Friends, Money and Bytes, also experiment-

ed with flipped lectures, using class to answer questions, listen to guest lecturers and engage in debates. Chiang and his TAs also built a new initiative at the beginning of the semester called the “Grand Challenge Homework” - problems that even they haven’t solved yet - to provide an opportunity for topscoring students, both those at the University and those taking the course through Coursera, to connect with the top five labs in the country. No one has passed the bar yet, according to Chiang. Chiang explained he has received regular certification requests from students around the world taking his class through Coursera. “For a lot of people out there, for a kid in a Brazilian village, for a retired engineer out of Chicago, this [online class] opens a door to them,” Chiang said. “So it depends on what are your expectations. And my worry is that to some part of the society, the expectation is so high, so great that there’s no way we can meet that.” Coursera is currently experimenting with selling certificates as a way to generate revenue, as well as seeking approval from the American Council on Education in order to offer courses for credit. Five courses have been approved so far. Deputy Dean of the College Clayton Marsh, who has been involved with the negotiations about Coursera, said that the University’s open online courses have attracted over 500,000 students from across the globe. “The world’s hunger, curiosity and appreciation for what we’ve served up on the platform was palpable and illuminating,” Marsh said.

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Prospect Magazine includes U. professors as ‘world thinkers’ prospect magazine’s long list for the top “world thinkers” includes three distinguished University faculty members. Former Dean of the Wilson School Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 is on the magazine’s list of consideration. Slaughter, who was also a former director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, sparked a national discussion about the challenges of working a highlevel professional job while being a mother when she authored an article titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in the July/August issue of The Atlantic. Faculty members have speculated that Slaughter is a likely candidate to replace University President Shirley Tilghman after her retirement in June. Economist Paul Krugman is also on the list. Krugman, a professor in the economics department and the Wilson School, was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2008 in recognition of his work on new trade theory and new economic geography. He has been an opinion columnist for The New York Times since 1999. Also included in the Prospect list is psychologist Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman, who has been a professor in the psychology department and the Wilson School since 1993, was

awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2002 for his work on judgment and decision-making. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, whose sculpture “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” is currently on display in front of Robertson Hall, was also named to Prospect’s list. Artist Ai Weiwei plans to release heavy metal album chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who designed the sculptures currently on display outside the Wilson School, announced plans to release a heavy metal album inspired by the three months he spent under house arrest in 2011. Ai and his work have gained notoriety for often being heavily critical of the Chinese Communist government. The album will contain a song titled “Great Firewall of China,” referring to the colloquialism for the Chinese government’s restrictions on Internet use, as well as songs referencing the government’s persecution of blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng. The album will be titled “Divina Commedia,” an allusion to Dante’s Divine Comedy and a play on Ai’s Chinese nickname, “Ai God.” It will be released in about three weeks. Ai does not expect a release in mainland China, but hopes the album will be distributed online. Ai also said he is working on a second album featuring pop-

rock songs he hopes people will be able to sing along to. Ai said in a telephone interview with Reuters that he was inspired to enter music as another form of expression after not being able to sing along with his guards while under detention. “All I could sing was Chinese People’s Liberation Army songs,” he said to Reuters. “After that I thought: when I’m out, I’d like to do something related to music.” Ai had planned to visit the University in October 2012 as part of a North American and European tour of several of his art openings. But he announced in September that he would be unable to leave China due to the government authorities’ continued hold on his passport. “In China, there are no steps,” Ai said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Princetonian in September. “If you try anything, you can easily step into or out of jail.” In 2009, Ai was beaten by police after speaking with an investigator looking into suspect construction practices by the government in the wake of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. A studio he opened in Shanghai was demolished by the government in January 2011. Later that spring he was put under three months of house arrest due to accusations of tax evasion. — Managing Editor Emily Tseng

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had already planned to spend her junior year abroad in Rio de Janeiro for the fall and in Buenos Aires for the spring. Over the course of that year, she said, the idea of researching and writing about Merlo for her senior thesis and beyond came to her. “I was trying to think of a thesis topic that would let me integrate Brazil, Argentina, literature, translation [and] this period in Brazilian history that I was really interested in,” Thomson-DeVeaux said. “I thought that Santiago could possibly provide a good platform for me to discuss a lot of these topics.” Through this coming year of research and travel, Thomson-DeVeaux said that in addition to furthering her research on Merlo, she

hopes to make his story known beyond her academic writings, perhaps through writing a book on Santiago over course of the year. Thomson-DeVeaux said she wrote for Piaui magazine while in Rio, which gave her the chance to write for a more general audience, and said she hopes to use the next year to write about Santiago in a similar way. “I could have just continued to work on Santiago as a dissertation project, but I think his story is so remarkable that it shouldn’t be restricted to academic circles,” Thomson DeVeaux said. “I want to make his story known, and I want to make it legible across countries ... and principally outside academia.” The Dale fellowship also provides funding for sophomores to undertake research projects over the summer. The winners of this year’s fellowship have not yet been announced.

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also open to the public. Mayor Liz Lempert said state law allows the Board of Health to pass the ordinance without the approval or oversight of the Council. According to Howard, Princeton police will enforce the ordinance. Henry said Princeton has been a leader in the county and state in establishing antismoking measures since 2000, when the town passed an ordinance prohibiting smoking indoors. “Princeton was at the vanguard in promoting measures to limit smoking,” Howard said. “This is a natural extension of that now.” Local philanthropic organizations may contribute to address some of the ordinance’s costs. With a grant from the

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the local branch of the American Cancer Society purchased 3,000 “no smoking” signs last year and has given the signs to communities that have adopted non-smoking policies. Of the remaining 100 signs, a yet-to-be-determined number will be donated to the Princeton municipality if the ordinance is passed, Henry said. “Already what we’ve seen is one of the barriers to having a smoke-free outdoor ordinance is the ability to let people know about it because it’s expensive,” Rachel Lendner, the American Cancer Society local representative and manager for the Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey, said. According to Henry, 167 other municipalities in New Jersey have already instituted such an ordinance, but none in Mercer County have so far.

“It’s not just about the signs. It’s also about working with community stakeholders and policy makers and educating them about the advantages of having smoke-free outdoor polices in your community,” Lendner said. Howard and Lendner both believe that the ordinance will greatly benefit the community. “It’s one more way we can protect the public health,” Howard said. “Our smoking rate has been going down, but it’s still too high.” Lendner emphasized the ordinance’s potential impacts on youth. “Once you pass a law like this, you have made a statement to our children that smoking in public is an unacceptable activity,” said Lendner. “If I am a child and I rarely see someone smoke, it’s not going to cross my mind that this is something that somebody will do.”

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By Anna Mazarakis staff writer

The USG discussed the success of the recent Mental Health Week at its meeting Sunday night. According to U-Councilor Farrah Bui ’14, the USG mental health-themed movie, “Silver Linings Playbook,” sold out all 200 tickets every night that week, while the fitness events were completely booked and each of the six residential colleges hosted healthy food study breaks that advertised the events of the week with handouts. Four of the colleges

— Butler, Forbes, Mathey and Wilson — also hosted lunch discussions regarding topics related to mental health. Likewise, University Health Services screened the mood of 104 students, the highest number that ever participated in this type of event. Counseling and Psychological Services also had 12 referrals during the week. The Mental Health Week website had over 4,000 visits and the USG YouTube video had over 1,000 views during the course of the week, according to the USG’s agenda. Bui said they are still in

the planning stages for future mental health awareness events, but she noted that students said in a recent survey that they would like to see more mental health-related events during the year other than during Mental Health Week. The USG also reviewed its budget from the last month during its meeting. According to the budget, the USG has spent $11,337.24 from its general budget, $16,764.93 for social events, $8,794.20 for Projects Board funding and $2,765.03 for USG office expenses.

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continued to shine for the Quakers, tying the game early in the half with a long fadeaway jumper over Barrett and Darrow, two of the league’s tallest players. Hicks scored a gamehigh 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting. A Hicks three-pointer gave Penn its first lead of the half at 43-42, but like Princeton, the Quakers could not consolidate their lead; for 33 of the game’s first 35 minutes, the score was within one possession. With eight minutes remaining and the shot clock winding down, Darrow hit a three-pointer to put Princeton back ahead, 50-48. Darrow’s shot started the gamedeciding run, a 12-3 spurt over three-

and-a-half minutes. After Bray hit a trey, Hummer drove and sank a finger roll while bowling over Patrick Lucas-Perry, who was called for a blocking foul. The ensuing free throw gave Princeton its largest lead to that point at 59-51. Lucas-Perry stemmed the tide with a three-pointer, but Hummer answered with an easy layup off of a Bray feed. Junior guard Chris Clement added layups on the next two possessions, putting the game out of reach. Darrow dealt the final dagger at the one-minute mark with his third three-pointer, giving Princeton a double-digit win that masked the game’s competitiveness. “It was important for our program to send our seniors out on the right note after what was a disappointing weekend,” head coach Mitch Hen-

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start the game off with the lead. Brown answered back with three goals in a row during the next 10 minutes to put the Tigers behind 3-1 early on. Gassaway fed Gersoff for Princeton’s second goal, but Brown scored on a free position shot on its next play to maintain the lead. Gersoff scored unassisted to cut the margin back to one and sparked the Tiger comeback. Lloyd assisted Slifer, and McMunn finished twice to take back the lead. Brown scored their fifth, but after firing off another four in a row, Princeton led 10-5 at the half. “Brown came out really hard in the first half,” Williams said. “They came out with a lot of fire — something we’re working on. This has happened to us a few games in a row. We really got our momentum going halfway through the first half, but we want to start games harder.” Though both teams converted on several shots in the

second half, Princeton was able to maintain and extend its lead. Davis opened the half with a free position goal. The Bears won the ensuing draw and scored on the next play. The Tigers got two in a row, with Gassaway and Lloyd working together on both, each recording one goal and one assist. Again, Brown was able to get one back but never built up the momentum to turn the game around. Within six minutes, McMunn netted her fifth goal of the game, Lloyd buried a free position shot, and McMunn assisted Gersoff. Brown tallied two more before freshman attacker Alexandra Bruno’s free position shot put the Tigers ahead 17-9. Two more goals for the Bears and a final goal by Slifer left the final score at 18-11 in favor of Princeton. There were seven yellow cards during the game, five against Princeton and two against Brown. As of last year, a new rule mandates that the team with the penalty play man-down on defense, which led to many potentially dan-

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derson ’98 said. “We were happy to send those guys out the right way.” After shooting 1-for-7 in the first half, Hummer was 4-for-6 in the second while drawing all nine of his free throw attempts; he finished with 16.9 points per game for the season, second-best in the league. Princeton committed only two turnovers after halftime, while eight of the Quakers’ 17 giveaways came in the second period. The Tigers finish second in the Ivy League, one game behind NCAA tournament-bound Harvard. Henderson said the team has not yet discussed postseason plans, though it will likely receive a bid from either the College Basketball Invitational, which the Tigers were a part of in 2010 and 2012, or the CollegeInsider. com tournament.

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gerous scoring opportunities for both teams. Princeton played sophomore goalie Annie Woehling in the net for the first half and junior Caroline Franke in the second half. Woehling made one stop and Franke recorded two. Though the Tigers won the ground ball battle 21-10, the Bears won 18 of the 30 draws. Saturday afternoon, the Tigers will be back on the road facing the University of Virginia, a team which the Tigers beat 9-7 last season in what Williams remembers as an “awesome game.” She expects another one this year. “This week, we’re working on the beginning of the game and coming out with intensity,” Williams said. “We want to be dominating games and not giving the other team a chance to take control. We’re also working on the fluidity between our defense and offense. We’ve had either a good defensive game or a good offensive game, but we need a unified system all working together to have a great game.”

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Honor Committee reviews overtime cases

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ver the last several years, the number of reports to the Honor Committee identifying students working over time during an examination increased dramatically. Based on Section 2 of Article V of the Honor Code Constitution, writing past the end of an exam constitutes a violation because it serves as “an attempt to gain an unfair advantage in regard to an examination.” Essentially, a student writing over time unjustifiably takes the time that those who followed the instructions of the exam were not allowed. Yet, these cases are never strictly black and white, but rather incredibly nuanced with a complicated dance of different interacting variables that makes every situation different. In such cases, questions regarding the clarity of the proctor’s instruction, the general comprehension of those instructions by students in the class and other specific circumstances facing the student must be answered to contextualize the alleged act within a larger picture.

Writing past the end of the official time constitutes an unfair advantage because of the extra time gained. The Honor Committee, an organization of, for and by students, is interested in the perception of these cases by the student community and has welcomed individuals approaching the Committee to voice their questions or concerns throughout the year. Through the course of these many conversations, several themes have emerged. First, there is agreement that writing past the end of the official time constitutes an unfair advantage because of the extra time gained. The standard penalty for an Honor Code violation is a one-year suspension, although extenuating circumstances may decrease the penalty to probation. However, there are divergent opinions regarding whether a oneyear suspension is appropriate for this type of violation. On one hand, some have expressed that writing a minute over time seems less egregious than cheating off another’s paper. Those of this mind argue that these cases are inherently different from other instances of cheating, and should be treated as such. Conversely, others have expressed that continuing to write for several minutes results in a considerable advantage over other students and therefore warrants the standard penalty, a one-year suspension. Those in this camp stress that during the course of time-constrained examinations, extra time can and does make a significant difference. We recognize that these differing opinions have and continue to merit considerable dialogue for the committee members seeking to justly apply the Honor Code as well as among the student body. As such, we believe it is time to begin a larger open and free debate among the student body. Perhaps the most compelling reason to engage in a larger campus discussion pertains to the very nature of Princeton’s Honor Code. Since its inception in 1893, the Honor Code has been the students’ institution — run for students and by students — in conjunction with the support and cooperation of the faculty and administration. For the continuance of this extraordinary legacy, it is crucial that students exercise their ownership over the Honor Code by ensuring that it remains both relevant and reflective of Princeton’s values and community. In light of this tradition, the Honor Committee intends to host a series of focus groups addressing these over-time cases in particular. Antonia Hyman ’13 will lead an internal review with members of the Honor Committee representing each class year in conjunction with the student community. These focus groups are designed to collect an array of opinions from across different spectrums on campus. The committee intends to study these open and free discussions in addition to the lessons learned from its own experiences to ensure that the committee’s actions continue to reflect the values of students on the questions of academic integrity. We would like to thank those who already have in some capacity reached out to the Committee. We also look forward to hearing from across our vibrant and diverse community as we continue to grow our understanding of academic integrity and set proud standards to serve our school and community for years to come. If you are interested in participating in a focus group, please email honor@princeton. edu. Antonia Hyman ’13 is the Honor Committee chair, and Kosaluchi Mmegwa ’14 is the Honor Committee clerk and incoming chair.

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The opportunity of law school

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Luc Cohen ’14

Aaron Applbaum columnist

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hough Princeton does not have a law school, Princetonians have Sonia Sotomayor ’76, Elena Kagan ’81 and Samuel Alito ’72 currently in the Supreme Court as examples of those who successfully made it into the world of law. Yet, according to Princeton University’s Career Services, only 10.6 percent of students from 2011-12 who went to graduate school went to law school. That amounts to 27 people. The number is curiously low, though it ref lects a national decrease in the number of people who attend law school. The law profession is relevant, but aging rapidly, and the room being created for young talent is expanding. There has not been a better time to go to law school in recent memory. Professions in law have long been held in high esteem. There will always be a need for talented and dedicated law professionals. But the numbers show that fewer students are being drawn to these professions. There has been a distinct and ongoing trend in the past decade of declining law school admissions. According to University of Chicago law professor Brian Leiter, law schools are now down 18.9 percent in total applicants and 22 percent in total applications for the 2013 admissions cycle. This year, 39,351 people have applied to law school, and at the current pace, American law schools can expect to see fewer than 55,000 applicants this cycle. Nationwide, 140 law schools are down by over 20 percent in applications; 73 are down over 30 percent. There are many bloggers and vocal academics who are interested in the recent drop in applicants, but what is additionally fascinating is the longer term trend of law school application decline: With the exception of two years (2009 and 2010), the number of law school applicants has dropped every year since a high of 100,600 in 2004. Since Princeton students tend to have the focus, resolve and problem-solving skills to successfully make it in the world of law, perhaps 2013 can be the year that starts the reversal of the trend. Additionally, the number of people taking the LSATs is rapidly falling. The quality of the applicant pool is also decreasing; fewer qualified people are choosing to go into law. One cause of this could be the dearth of opportunities that exist for those who have completed the arduous and expensive process of going through law school. The places that lawyers tend to find employment are decreasing. Law

firms are generally downsizing, and spaces in academia editor-in-chief are few and far between. It is perhaps the lack of jobs that Grace Riccardi ’14 creates a lack of law school applicants, which in turn business manager causes the law schools themselves to consolidate or close down entirely. The opportunity for the interested and dedicated few to revitalize the system seems to now. managing editor The whole economics of law has changed since the Emily Tseng ’14 1980s, which aids us in understanding the current trend. news editors According to professor Paul F. Campos of the University Patience Haggin ’14 of Colorado, in 1989, legal services accounted for approxAnastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic ’14 imately $157 billion (in 2005 dollars) of the U.S. Gross opinion editor Domestic Product. In 2011, that same figure (again in Sarah Schwartz ’15 2005 dollars) was $156 billion. Campos explains that over sports editor the same time period, GDP increased by over 68 percent Stephen Wood ’15 in constant dollars, which means that, as a share of the street editor economy, the legal sector shrank by approximately 41 perAbigail Williams ’14 cent over the past two decades. At the same time that this photography editors has been happening, law schools have increased the numMonica Chon ’15 ber who graduate by nearly 24 percent. The cost of private Merrill Fabry ’14 law school tuition has doubled in real terms, and that of copy editors in-state public law school tuition increased by a factor of Andrea Beale ’14 nearly five. In other words, the price and supply of the law Erica Sollazzo ’14 licenses have increased significantly while the relative design editor economic value has been collapsing. The quality of appliHelen Yao ’15 cants, and therefore graduates of J.D.-granting institumultimedia editor tions, has taken a hit. Princeton students tend to be of the Christine Wang ’14 caliber that would revamp the increasingly bad output of prox editor law schools. Daniel Santoro ’14 In the simultaneous shrinking of the legal sector and intersections editor law-training programs perhaps there is opportunity. In Amy Garland ’14 this seeming crisis it might be the right time for the right associate news editor people to get into an important profession. Princeton Catherine Ku ’14 does not itself have a law school, but graduates of Princeton are equally capable of getting into law and ending up associate news editor for enterprise as practicing lawyers. Perhaps now is the time. Smart, Marcelo Rochabrun ’15 dedicated people can take advantage of a lapse in law associate opinion editors school applications to revitalize this profession. There Chelsea Jones ’15 seems to be tremendous excitement at Princeton to enter Rebecca Kreutter ‘15 the world of finance, and some are even interested in medassociate sports editors icine, academia, politics and art, but there is a shockDamir Golac ‘15 ing lack of interest (at least observed by me) in going into Victoria Majchrzak ’15 jurisprudence. If one were to try and exploit a space that associate street editors is lacking in the market, to fill a somewhat neglected Urvija Banerji ’15 niche, the law seems to be a good option, or at least one Catherine Bauman ’15 that ought to be explored. Total jobs are fewer than they associate photography editors were in 2004, but the space for highly qualified lawyers is Conor Dube ’15 expanding. Lilia Xie ’14 Aaron Applbaum is a Wilson School major from Oakland, Calif. He can be reached at applbaum@princeton.edu.

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Letter to the editor: March 13, 2013 Regarding “Editorial: Sex reassignment surgery” (Monday, March 4, 2013) I am pleased the Editorial Board came out in support of “sex reassignment surgery.” The endorsement to 1) go beyond limitations set by insurers and 2) support trans Princetonians as part of our institutional commitment to being a welcoming and

Letter to the editor: March 11, 2013 Regarding “In 2008 survey, 1 in 6 female undergraduates reported nonconsensual vaginal penetration” (Monday, March 4, 2013) I agreed to be interviewed because I was excited for the opportunity to elevate the issue of sexual assault in the campus consciousness and help spark student interest in related activism. However, I became frustrated when I realized that the “angle” was only going to be “Administration hides survey results!” It is very common for administrative offices and committees (in this case the Women’s Center and SHARE) to issue surveys and conduct focus groups on a variety of issues from traffic patterns, to women’s leadership, to

inclusive community should be applauded. However, a few points should be addressed. Princeton is exploring insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgery, better known as gender confirmation surgery. Gender identity disorder was changed to gender dysphoria in the DSM-V to be more accurate and move away from pathologizing trans people. Considering the national efforts behind developing appropriate language regarding trans bodies and identities, both the language used and the meaning behind the words matter

significantly. Although many students were pleased to see a supportive article, some were hurt and upset by the language. I encourage more dialogue about this on campus. The dissent offers an inaccurate conflation of gender, sex and sexuality; a reference from 1979, which does not account for 30-plus years of research about the medical necessity and positive effects of surgeries; and a citation by a widely discredited academic. The sentiment and research cited all contradict the positions of the American Psychological Association, the

American Medical Association and many other national organizations. Princeton was recently ranked as a top university for transgender students. We have made great progress, and we still have some way to go to make our campus a warm and welcoming place for trans Princetonians. Unfortunately, the dissent and onslaught of offensive comments by readers overlook this reality.

freshman orientation, to alcohol use and to any number of things that affect the campus experience. The data gathered from these surveys is always used to improve policies, practices and enhance resources. The 2008 survey is no different and has influenced the types of outreach and support provided on campus. A more recent survey found that 1 in 8 undergraduate students reported being victims of power-based personal violence in a 12-month period [1]. This data has been widely disseminated on campus and is openly discussed in various forums. The 2008 survey did show that the number of sexual assaults experienced by Princeton students was in line with national averages — a very significant result because students, generally speaking, were skeptical that sexual assault even occurred at Princeton. In 2008, the Women’s Center was funding

and advising an activist student group called SpeakOut, whose efforts complemented those of the SHARE peer educators. SpeakOut aimed to bring awareness of sexual assault to the larger student body. SpeakOut wanted to be sure students knew that sexual assault was an issue at Princeton just as it is anywhere else, and hoped to galvanize the community to preventive action. This was particularly challenging because then, as now, students see Princeton as a safe and singularly wonderful place. I’ve overheard students who conduct campus tours say as much. One proudly declared “Nothing bad ever happens at Princeton!” Well, generations of sexual assault and rape survivors among our alumni and far too many of our current students would disagree. Unfortunately, SpeakOut has been inactive for the past few years. Before

the March 4 article, student interest in the issue had waned. Based on the scores of comments that the article has inspired, I’m hopeful that the Princeton community is ready to respond to the issue of campus sexual assault with openness and action. [1] This figure is an estimate, based on a four-year trend of self-reported data by students who elected to participate in the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment Survey II from 2009 through 2012. The figure is calculated using seven different variables of students’ experiences (attempted/actual sexual penetration without consent, sexual touching without consent, stalking, emotional abusive relationship, physically abusive relationship and sexually abusive relationship.)

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many positive aspects of the Tigers’ play. “The starting pitching rotation came out and put us in the position to have a good chance to win in every game,” he said. “We also had some hitters come up with clutch hits, like Mike Ford’s home run on Friday night and [senior outfielder] Steve Harrington’s double on Sunday.”

Harrington’s double drove in the final two of six runs scored in the seventh inning, when the Tigers batted around and gained a lead they would hold until the ninth. Despite those positives, Princeton has started off this season 1-7 after losing three of four games to Stetson and four of four games to Maryland the previous weekend. Hermans cited early season rust and discomfort as possible reasons for the team’s struggles.

“There are the things we deal with every year: The

“Our pitching staff must continue to limit the free passes” Zak Hermans teams we are playing started

two weeks earlier than us, these are our first times to be outside, we’ve been practicing on field-turf and not dirt or grass, and our starting pitchers are held to strict pitch counts early in the season,” he said. “A positive is that we played very competitively against a good Stetson team, and the experience of those tight games is going to pay off for us down the road when we play high pressure games in the Ivy League.” The Tigers generally start

off their season facing tough opponents down South and were 2-5 this time last year. They finished 20-19 overall and 13-7 in the Ivy League in 2012. Hermans emphasized that keeping these games in perspective was important; in reality, what really matters is the Ivy League schedule. The Tigers have a promising team that is poised to make a run in the conference this season, despite their slow start. In order to do this, however, Her-

mans says there are a few aspects of their game the team must work on. “Our pitching staff must continue to limit the free passes, we have to close out ballgames when there is an opportunity to win, and our batters can work on the execution of situational hitting and advancing runners,” he said. “We can’t be concerned with our record or individual stats right now. We have a lot of talent, and I know this team can win. If we focus on

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Behind seniors, Princeton pulls away at Penn

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The baseball team headed to Florida last weekend to face off against Stetson in its second series of this season. The Tigers found themselves in some incredibly tight matchups, as each game in the fourgame set was decided by only one run. Unfortunately for Princeton, Stetson came out winning three of the four. The first game of the series, which took place on Friday, was a real heartbreaker for the Tigers (1-7), as much of the series ended up being. Though the Tigers were leading after a home run by junior first baseman Mike Ford, Stetson (7-6) won in the 12th inning by a score of 7-6 after coming back and scoring two runs to stay alive in the 11th. Senior starting pitcher Zak Hermans, the reigning Ivy League Pitcher of the Year, started the game for the Tigers and lasted six-and-onethird innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out six hitters. Hermans said he generally felt very confident in how he performed. “I felt locked in on Friday night,” he said. “I was throwing all four of my pitches with success and was able to cruise through the first six innings. I ran into a little trouble in the seventh and had to come out because of my pitch count.” The Tigers notched their first win of the season in the second game, winning 2-1 thanks to the superb pitching of senior starter Kevin Link, who allowed only three hits and no runs in seven innings of action. Link and sophomore reliever Tyler Foote kept the game tight and senior infielder Alex Flink, who went four for four in the game, singled in the top of the ninth to drive home the winning run. However, Princeton would go on to lose its final two games against Stetson, the first by a score of 2-1 and the second 7-6. The last game of the series was especially tough to swallow, as the Hatters scored four runs in the ninth inning to win. Although Princeton dropped three of four this weekend, Hermans noted the

PHILADELPHIA — Unlike in the last two seasons, this year’s Ivy League men’s basketball finale between Princeton and Penn did not have championship implications. But with the Tigers hoping to erase the taste of a bitter weekend and the Quakers trying to reach .500 in conference play, the two rivals traded leads back and forth throughout Tuesday night. Playing their last Ivy League game, Princeton’s seniors took over down the stretch, breaking open a close game for a 71-58 victory. Senior forward Ian Hummer led the Tigers (17-11 overall, 10-4 Ivy League) with 18 points — 16 of which came after halftime — while senior forward Mack Darrow made two late three-pointers and finished with 11 points. Hummer, Darrow and senior center Brendan Connolly, who all started their final Ivy League game, will graduate with a 7-1 record against Penn (9-22, 6-8). “Any time you play Penn, you get up for the game,” Hummer said. “It’s been a grind — we came here last year and got blown out — but any time you’re able to beat a good team like Penn, who knows Princeton so well, it’s pretty good.” Neither team found its offensive groove until the middle of the first

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Senior guard Niveen Rasheed scored a team-high 13 points in last night’s 60-44 win over Penn.

half. Hummer and Darrow each blocked shots in the first four minutes, leaving Penn without a field goal, but Princeton’s only basket in that span was a Connolly hook shot. Just under five minutes into the game, Hummer made a backdoor cut along the baseline and elevated for a ferocious dunk — but Penn center Darien Nelson-Henry met him at the rim for an equally ferocious block. At the 12-minute mark, only nine total points had been scored, but both offenses burst into action. Sophomore guard Denton Koon gave the Tigers a five-point lead with a three-point play, but Penn shot back behind Tony Hicks, who scored 11 of the hosts’ first 12 points. Penn forward Greg Louis stole the ball in the backcourt and finished with a fast-break dunk, giving the Quakers a 16-15 lead. Junior forward Will Barrett hit two consecutive threes and Darrow added another, but Hicks continued to keep the Quakers close. With a minute and a half left in the opening period, Hicks split two defenders for a layup and a foul to erase a three-point lead; the teams entered halftime tied at 32. The second half began the same way the first ended, with both teams scoring frequently. Hummer and junior guard T.J. Bray traded baskets for Princeton, while Hicks See M. B-BALL page 9

Sports Shorts Fencing: 3 women place first, Yergler places second at regionals The Tigers headed to Lafayette last weekend to compete in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional in preparation for the NCAA Championship next week. The women had a fantastic day all across the board, with junior epeeist Susie Scanlan, sophomore foilist Ambika Singh and senior sabrist Eliza Stone all winning their weapons. Princeton swept the top three spots in the saber and in the epee and placed five fencers in the top 10 in the epee. On the men’s side, senior epeeists Jonathan Yergler and Ed Kelley placed second and third, respectively, and the two Tigers finished in the top 10 in each weapon. Freshmen Rodney Chen and Michael Dudey placed fourth and ninth, respectively, in the foil; juniors Robert Stone and Phil Dershwitz finished fifth and sixth in the saber. Those six men will represent Princeton at NCAAs, while the

women will send Scanlan, Singh, Stone, sophomore epeeist Katherine Holmes, junior foilist Eve Levin and freshman sabrist Gracie Stone to the national tournament. Princeton will send 12 fencers overall, the maximum number of bids allowed to a school. Levin is also a member of The Daily Princetonian’s Editorial Board. Wrestling: Tigers’ season wraps up at EIWA’s Junior Ryan Callahan was a single point away from qualifying for the NCAA Championships this weekend at the EIWA Championships. Although he missed nationals, he finished sixth in the tournament and took down both the third and seventh seeds. Close behind him was freshman Scott Gibbons, who placed seventh overall. Gibbons led the team with 23 wins this season and was one of five Tiger freshmen to start at Easterns, both of which bode well for the future of the program. Senior Zach Bintliff ended his

career with a solid day, placing eighth and becoming the 27th wrestler in Princeton history to place in three EIWA tournaments. He was given an All-Ivy Honorable Mention this year for the first time in his career. Softball: Princeton off to hot start The Tigers are 6-3 after a 3-1 weekend at the UMBC Dawg Pound Invitational in Baltimore, Md. After a close loss to Seton Hall, Princeton defeated Coppin State and Mount St. Mary’s and ended the weekend with a 12-2 walloping of UMBC. The Tigers scored 11 runs in the final two innings, during which the Retrievers allowed seven hits and seven walks, hit a batter and committed three errors. Sophomore infielder Alyssa Schmidt went 7-10 on Sunday and is currently hitting .514. The greatly improved pitching staff’s ERA is currently only 2.55, a big part of why the Tigers are 6-3 after being 2-7 this time last season.

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Senior forward Ian Hummer’s 18 points pushed Princeton to its 7th win in its last 8 games against Penn.

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Tigers win Ivy opener against Brown By Beth Garcia senior writer

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Sophomore attacker Erin McMunn scored a career-high 5 goals against Brown on March 9.

Saturday afternoon, the women’s lacrosse team opened up Ivy League competition with an 18-11 win over Brown. The Tigers (3-1 overall, 1-0 Ivy League) remain unbeaten on their home turf, with their only loss of the season coming during the team’s first road game at Georgetown. Though the score was close early on, the Tigers eventually took control of the game, earning their 23rd consecutive win over the Bears, who suffered their first

loss of the season. “It was exciting to come out with a win in our Ivy opener,” junior defender Erin Williams said. “It was beautiful weather, there was so much energy in the locker room, and we were all really excited to play. [Head coach] Chris [Sailer] reminded us that the Ivy games are the most important in our season. We came out feeling good, and having our first Ivy win under our belt felt really good.” Dominating on the attack again this weekend, sophomore attacker Erin McMunn and junior mid-

fielder Sarah Lloyd combined for 11 points. McMunn had five goals and one assist, while Lloyd contributed three goals and two assists. Additional standout offensive performances by senior attacker Jaci Gassaway, freshman midfielder Anya Gersoff, senior midfielder Charlotte Davis and sophomore midfielder Erin Slifer helped match the Tiger’s season-high 18 goals from last weekend. McMunn grabbed the opening draw for Princeton, and Davis scored on the subsequent play to See W. LAX page 9

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