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In Street Lin King and Vivian Ludford break down the music of the Street and Christine Wang looks at eXpressions’ evolution as a dance company over the years. PAGE S1

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Slaughter ’80 to leave U.

By James Evans staff writer

Wilson School professor and former Wilson School dean Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 will leave the University to become the next president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C. The appointment would remove Slaughter from consideration for the University presidency, a position for which she was widely considered a front-runner — along with Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 — since the presidential search began last fall. The University’s Presidential Search Committee is expected to make an announcement this spring. Katie Hall ’80, chair of both the Board of Trustees and the Search Committee, did not respond to a request for comment and has in the past declined to comment on the search. The New America Foundation confirmed Slaughter’s ap-

pointment in a press release sent Wednesday night. She will leave the University but remain a professor emerita, according to the release, and work in the organization’s D.C. and New York offices. Wilson School Dean Cecilia Rouse announced Slaughter’s departure in an email to all of the Wilson School’s undergraduate students Wednesday evening following the Foundation’s announcement. The email also included a letter from Slaughter, who thanked the “extraordinary students,” “wonderful staff members” and “a faculty second to none.” “But it is time for me to move one step closer to putting ideas into action,” her letter read. “I will always be grateful to Shirley Tilghman for bringing me to Princeton and to all of you for weaving together a community of mind and spirit that I have been proud to be part of. I will miss you all, but will not be far away.” While Slaughter’s selection See SEARCH page 2


The Archives

April 4, 1922 The Princeton lacrosse team prepares for its first game as a recognized sports team against New York University.

On the Blog In a repeat of the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament, Hoagie Haven’s Phat Lady loses in the third round of the Cooking Channel’s ‘Best College Eats’ to Kentucky favorite Ho Burger and Tots.

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Whig-Clio holds debate on hooking up By Paul Phillips contributor

In a vote of 26-16, the audience members at a debate held by The American WhigCliosophic Society on Tuesday evening found that the so-called hookup culture at Princeton does not promote misogyny. Whig-Clio began the debate with the proposition that the hookup culture is misogynistic. Benjamin Koons ’15 opened up the discussion by arguing that the hookup culture at Princeton does promote misogyny. Koons explained being misogynistic as being “hateful or harmful

to women” and said that the hookup culture has a number of harmful effects on women. Koons is a former vice-president of the Anscombe Society. The first of these effects, “unfriendliness,” comes from the casual nature of hookups, he said. In hookups, the most important quality men look for in their sexual partners is consent. Once that minimal level of consent is obtained, the main purpose of a hookup is to enjoy oneself. Furthermore, he added, the hookup culture creates opportunities for sexual violence. When pursuing a hookup, a person’s main goal See HOOKUPS page 3



Financial Times Assistant Editor Gillian Tett addresses Dodds Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon.

Financial Times editor speaks about anthropology

By Danny Johnson staff writer

Gillian Tett, assistant editor and columnist at the Financial Times, spoke about the inspirational career of French anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu and about a modern-day lack of respect for anthropology as a field in a talk titled “Joining Up the Dots: Why An Anthropologist Helps to Make Sense of the World” on Wednesday afternoon.

Tett framed anthropology’s capacity to help us understand our own societies through the story of Bourdieu, a 20thcentury anthropologist whose military experience in Algeria led him to scientifically examine his own community and larger French society. Drafted in 1955 to fight against the Algerian movement for independence, which sought to break away from the French colonial empire, Bourdieu often got into trouble

with his superiors for reading pacifist literature and spreading other subversive ideas, Tett explained. While stationed in Algiers, Bourdieu had an epiphany that led him to study Algerian society. “He could see that most French people thought that Algerians were, if not idiots or peasants, barbarians,” Tett said, describing the beginning of Bourdieu’s desire to study and See LECTURE page 4


Warmer winters affect heating costs

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Landau will hold a sale on Harris Tweed jackets to sell its extra stock left over from the warmer winter.

By Ella Cheng staff writer

U. ranked 5th on ‘dream schools list’

princeton was ranked fifth on the Princeton Review’s list of applicants’ top 10 “dream schools,” The Huffington Post reported. The list was released as part of the company’s annual “College Hopes and Worries” survey. Stanford topped the list, followed by Harvard, Columbia and New York University. MIT and Yale were ranked seventh and eighth, respectively. The survey’s purpose is to evaluate students’ stress levels throughout the college application process. While last year’s results indicated that applicants’ greatest fear was to be accepted to their dream school and not be able to afford it, this year’s survey indicates that this fear has been replaced by the concern of graduating with too much debt.

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Sarah Wiest ’14 opens up the debate in opposition to calling the hookup culture misogynistic, calling it an individual decision.

Princeton has experienced warmer winters than usual over the past two years, affecting the University’s heating costs and the sales of local businesses. According to Executive Director of Facilities Engineering Thomas Nyquist, the weather between November 2012 and February 2013 was warmer than that of previous years during the same period, but March 2013 was colder than in previous years. Because of the cooler March weather, the winter of 2012-13 on the whole was cooler than the winter of 2011-12, which saw almost no snowfall. Both winters were on the whole warmer than those the University has experienced in the past. As a result, University Facilities has not had to resort to heating oil, and natural gas prices have been lower,

Nyquist said. At temperatures at or below 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, the University could be forced to spend approximately $2.4 million on heating oil, he said. “When it gets very cold for extended periods of time, the utility company will interrupt our gas supply, and we have to switch over to heating oil,” he explained. “And that’s a lot more expensive.” Local businesses have responded to two consecutive years of warmer winters in different ways. The warmer weather may have contributed to lower sales of winter goods, outerwear and sweatshirts at the University Store, according to U-Store President Jim Sykes. “This year has been much more challenging than the previous year and actually the years before,” Sykes said. “We don’t know how much of that was See WEATHER page 3


U. CBE study finds new methods to increase antibiotic effectiveness By Angela Wang staff writer

A study published in Nature Biotechnology this January led by chemical and biological engineering professor Mark Brynildsen has developed new methods to

increase the effectiveness of antibiotics in killing harmful bacteria. The findings of this study help address ongoing concerns that bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics, a problem Brynildsen called a “public health crisis.”

“Our antibiotic arsenal is still very potent, but the incidence of multi-drug resistant strains continues to increase,” Brynildsen explained. “And at the same time, due to a number of reasons, the number of new antibiotics that are being approved by the FDA continues

to decline.” The research was inspired by previous research done by Boston University biomedical engineering professor and principal investigator Dr. James Collins. Those findings showed that many antibiotics use molecules called reactive

oxygen species as part of their mechanisms to kill bacteria. Therefore, the hypothesis of the current study is that there are target proteins in bacteria that inhibit ROS production that could be deactivated to increase ROS production and See DRUG page 4

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Wilson School seniors celebrate turning in their theses Wednesday afternoon with a jump in the Fountain of Freedom. Over the next month, the Class of 2013 will submit independent work.

Former dean to preside over think tank SEARCH Continued from page 1


was announced Wednesday evening, she had confirmed her appointment to lead the New America Foundation to The New York Times earlier on Wednesday. When contacted by The Daily Princetonian Wednesday afternoon, Rouse said she was not aware that Slaughter had confirmed her appointment to the Times. Slaughter had been expected to co-teach WWS 501: “The Politics of Public Policy,” next fall along with Wilson School professors Amy Lerman and Grigore PopEleches. As of press time Wednesday, she was still listed as a professor on the course description on the Registrar’s website. Rouse declined to comment further at the time. She could not be reached as of press time following her email. Founded in 1999, the New

America Foundation was most recently led by journalist Steve Coll, who last month was named

“It is time for me to move one step closer to putting ideas into action.” Anne-marie Slaughter ’80 the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. According to its website, the think tank is a “public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.” According to the Foundation’s 990 form, Coll made $320,815 for the 2011 tax year. While Slaughter

was dean of the Wilson School, she was paid $460,126 in 2009 and ranked among the University’s highest paid employees. Slaughter last left the University in 2009, when she stepped down as dean of the Wilson School to join the State Department as director of policy planning, the first woman to hold that position. She also stepped down from New America’s board at the time, but rejoined in June 2011 when she left Washington to resume her academic career. The New America Foundation is chaired by Eric Schmidt ’76, who also serves as the chairman of Google. Slaughter also serves as a consultant for Google, according to her biography on the University website. Slaughter stirred national debate last June when she published an article titled “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in The Atlantic, in which she argued that societal factors continue to make it difficult for women to balance a fulfilling career with family life.

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is to get the consent of the other party, but once consent is obtained, the party pursuing the hookup may behave excessively. Koons added that heterosexual hookups are especially dangerous because the woman is alone in the presence of another human being who is likely stronger than she is. In addition, it is likely that both parties have been drinking. In general, Koons said, hookups promote misogyny because they “separate the emotional intimacy from the physical.” Sexual intercourse has components of both physical and emotional intimacy, he added, and the separation of these components causes the problem of mixed signals. Sarah Wiest ’14 opened up the debate for the opposition. Unlike Koons, she did not define misogyny as being “hateful or harmful to women.” Instead, she said she defines misogyny as “a state of mind, condition of society or history that assumes female inferiority.” Calling the hookup culture misogynistic, she stated, is itself a misogynistic act. Wiest is a peer advisor for Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education and co-directed the

V-Day Campaign production of “The Vagina Monologues” earlier this semester. She is a former writer for The Daily Princetonian. Hooking up, she said, is an individual decision, the “power to act on your own erotic desire.” The argument that hookups are misogynistic, she added, makes a number of assumptions about the hookup culture. According to Wiest, the proposition’s argument portrays hooking up as an act in which women are taken advantage of and any consent is minimal. This portrayal, she said, “robs women of their choice” and “casts women into a heteronormative view of sex.” She also noted that hookups are not confined to heterosexual intimacy. hookups can also involve three-way or homosexual relationships, and the argument that “hookups can cause men to take advantage of women” is therefore too narrow in scope. The proposition’s rebuttal was given by Audrey Pollnow ’13. Pollnow rebutted allegations that she and Koons had used misogynistic reasoning. Pollnow said that those who participate in hookups do so out of their own free will and that she and Koons did not assume that women are in a subordinate position within

the hookup culture. Rather, she said that their main problem with the hookup culture is that it is “dehumanizing and desensitizing.” Pollnow is a former president of the Anscombe Society. The opposition’s rebuttal came from Mitchell Johnston ’15. Johnston responded to the proposition’s arguments by stating that the fundamental issue in the debate over the hookup culture is coercion, and he added that there is a fundamental difference between coercion and misogyny. Johnston is a member of Editorial Board of The Daily Princetonian. In response to statements from the audience that people pursue hookups because they feel inferior and need to assert themselves, Johnston said that the hookup culture is not about feeling inferior. Instead, it is “about respecting others’ choices.” The hookup culture, he said, is the result of personal desire and consent. Whig-Clio president Matthew Saunders ’15 mentioned that the debate was held in observance of Women’s History Month, saying that Whig-Clio was interested in exploring the question, “Are women honored on campus?” “This is an issue on which we must have dialogue,” he said.

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winter weather, how much of it was Sandy, how much of it was the economy. It’s so hard to isolate.” In general, colder years mean higher profits for the U-Store, since sales of sweatshirts and outerwear increase, Sykes explained. He added that he thinks the weather is likely “cyclical,” so no changes have yet been made to the U-Store’s inventory. Landau, a local family-run shop that sells woolens on Nassau Street, has also felt the effects of the warmer winter periods, store owner Robert Landau said. Its socks sales are down about 40 percent and the store will be holding a sale on Harris Tweed jackets in order to sell its extra

stock. However, other factors have helped to balance out its lower sales on winter items, he explained. “We’re a lot more diversified than a ski resort,” Landau said. “We get a lot more out-of-towners when the weather is nice and milder. That helps from our standpoint offset what we’ve lost because of the temperature.” Princeton Farmers’ Market Manager Judith Robinson said the warmer weather did not impact the market’s winter products, since the winter market’s two suppliers use greenhouses to grow their produce, she noted that warmer temperatures may impact the spring produce through an increase in the pest and insect populations. “If you don’t have a deep enough chill or frost in the

ground where insects lay their eggs, you don’t kill off part of the population, and you have a much greater population when they all hatch in the spring and summer,” Robinson said. The Smith’s ACE Hardware Store, located in the Princeton Shopping Center, sold fewer snowblowers than usual, albeit more than last winter due to more frequent snowfall this year, store owner George Smith said. The store also sold out its bulk salt but did not restock the inventory as it usually does. However, he explained that the consumers brought by warmer weather may have made up for lower salt and snowblower sales. Smith said it is difficult to gauge whether Princeton would continue to experience warmer winters. “There’s no rhyme or reason to it.”


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make bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics. Brynildsen conducted this research as a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University. His current group at the University researches metabolic models of oxidative stress. The researchers first created a genome-scale metabolic model to characterize ROS production in E. coli, the first model of its type. They then used the model to predict which target proteins in the bacteria might inhibit ROS production. With these predictions in hand, the group then developed methods to deactivate the targets using chemicals inhibitors. These treated E. coli were then tested for antibiotic resistance against wild-type counterparts. The group delivered antibiotics to both groups of bacteria and compared how well they withstood the antibiotics course by measur-

ing the colony-forming units, the number of bacteria that can form a colony, left in each group. The results showed that treated E. coli survived at a rate

“We saw that we could boost the efficacy of antibiotics... to a thousand-fold.” James Collins

significantly lower than wildtype bacteria. “We saw that we could boost the efficacy of antibiotics and biocides tenfold to a thousandfold when we ran the experiments,” Collins said. Research scholar at the Princeton Environmental Institute Ramanan Laxminarayan, who studies the differences in levels of antibiotic resistance geographically and

over time, found promise in the implications of this research. “This particular study is interesting because there’s been a lot of work on trying to developing new drugs but less so on how to either boost the effectiveness of existing drugs or to combine them with other drugs, which would reduce the likelihood of resistance,” Laxminarayan said. Collins’ group plans to continue this research by modeling other bacteria, such as Staphylococcus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. They will also analyze and identify small-molecule inhibitors that deactivate the target proteins. The group has begun exploring the possibility of bringing this new method to market by using combination therapy, combining a chemical inhibitor with an existing antibiotic. Though the developments are still at an early stage, Collins said he hopes to solidify an option for commercialization within the next year.

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understand Algerian people. “Somewhat remarkably, in the middle of this very brutal war, he began to do just that.” In 1957, Bourdieu left his barracks and teamed up with an Algerian scholar to travel the country, gaining notoriety at home for his publications on Algerian society. Bourdieu later returned to France with his Algerian colleague to “flip the lens in a very dramatic fashion” by studying the small community where he was born and French society at large. “He was using his experience in the other to turn around and look back at where he came from, the supposedly sophisticated world of France, and look at what makes it tick,” Tett said. “It’s a story that is not widely known, but that captures the power of what anthropology is.” Despite its major contributions, the field of anthropology has not been afforded the

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same respect in society, business and public policy that other fields, such as economics, have been afforded, she said. At the Financial Times and throughout her financial reporting career, Tett said she used to be “in the closet” about her Ph.D. in anthropology because she was surrounded by holders of economics Ph.D.s who may have misunderstood her degree. According to Tett, one reason that anthropologists don’t receive the attention they deserve is that they tend to be “outsiders” by nature, and thus are “disinclined to playing the game in the various orbits of power” that others consider laudable. Tett argued that anthropologists also do not receive the acknowledgement they deserve because most of society is not interested in what they have to say. She added that many disciplines have become focused on crunching numbers to learn how the world works, while the human or social factor is less interesting to them.

In Tett’s view, this focus on number-crunching leads to what she said is the third reason anthropology is not as respected — the rise of big data. Despite these attitudes, Tett said she sees emerging opportunities for anthropologists to assert their relevance again. “Something rather curious is going on,” Tett said. “As the business of data science grows in scale and scope, many of the data scientists are beginning to notice that they need the social component, even that they need the social component more than ever before.” According to Tett, American businesses no longer see the world arranged in a binary fashion, but rather hope to make sales to other parts of the world that depend in part on understanding these new consumers’ cultures. “There are many reasons to feel frustrated with the lack of recognition of anthropology,” Tett said, but anthropologists today should be “proud of how it has improved the world … and excited about its role in the future.”

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Prianka Misra columnist

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Bursting the bubble: Craving affordable options off campus


ome days, when the numerous tasks that await me do not seem daunting enough — or other times, when they seem too intimidating — I take a break. I walk off campus. As I exit the FitzRandolph Gate and make my way beyond the world of narrow footpaths, grassy expanses and gothic architecture, I find myself surrounded by many names which struck me as unfamiliar in my prePrinceton life: Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, J. Crew. I have almost never purchased items at these stores; although their chic items and artfully coordinated outfits are all equally alluring, I know I cannot afford what they have to offer. Perhaps in reality I can afford it, but my family has trained me to turn a decision to purchase a sweater into a 40-minute deliberation and convinced me that any unused item is an opportunity for return. I have to get a campus job and feel more comfortable with how much it costs to go here before opening up to the prospect of spending $85 on a skirt. I often wonder whether the presence of these preppy, expensive clothing stores in such close proximity to the University contributes to its stereotype of being elitist and exclusive, but I do not think that you need to buy clothes from these stores in order to be a part of campus culture. I do, however, feel that these high-end stores and expensive boutiques are not financially sensitive to the needs of college students. Moreover, it appears that students must acclimate to the environment that the town of Princeton presents us, but the town does not exactly accommodate members of the University. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area has probably spoiled me. My friends and I explored UC Berkeley’s campus and its surrounding eateries and apparel shops as extensions of our backyards. Thrift shopping was not the clever subject of a satirical rap, but an actual hobby, interrupted by spontaneous trips to Top Dog and Naia, during which we indulged in the best local hot dogs and gelato. Along with many others, these locations provided us high schoolers (and more importantly, Cal students) lots of casual, affordable options and places to simply hang out. Having a place to study off campus that isn’t a library is crucial to the unique feeling of belonging in your college’s environment. I don’t feel that Princeton has many of these spots, and I would love to see more local businesses geared towardsPrinceton students. Currently, the town seems to be a welcoming place for its wealthier, older residents. But what about the needs of students, who could use the town as a source of inspiration for their ideas and inventions? We do, after all, compose an integral part of the Princeton community. If the town of Princeton does not encourage us to explore its facilities and businesses, we will miss out on an important factor of our college experience: that is, relishing what lies just beyond Nassau Hall. While I admit that I was excited about the opening of an Urban Outfitters within walking distance, I now look upon the store with a remorseful and regretful eye. A chain that is large enough to have its own website and idiotic enough to sell “fake dog poo” ($8, in the gift section) has taken the place of maybe two other local businesses that could have fit within the same space. Urban Outfitters, Kate Spade, Lululemon and Lindt are all interesting places with valuable products to offer, but they are not places where I can spend time with my friends or places that can add to my college experience at all. They do not contribute to the historical context of the town of Princeton either. But wouldn’t it be nice if the businesses that surrounded us did? Granted, we cannot — and should not — expect the historic town beyond the gates to demolish its approach and cater to a different clientele in the hopes of pleasing us college students who, for the most part, will enter and exit this part of New Jersey in a frenetic flurry, only to make somewhat transient impressions on the school (depressing as this concept may be). I am not asking to insert a Forever 21 on Nassau Street or to change the identity of the town — which I feel is largely determined by the attractions and businesses it nurtures and boasts. We have our stores for basic necessities: CVS and the convenient Saturday Shopper provide us with most of what we need. The frozen yogurt, coffee and sushi options we currently have are certainly pleasant and convenient, but I think we could augment University culture and unity by incorporating even more of these cheap, cozy hubs where students can snack, study and socialize. Prianka Misra is a freshman from Castro Valley, Calif. She can be reached at

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Dear Ms. Princeton ’77 Isabella Gomes columnist


hen I first applied to Princeton, I never would have thought that it would be illustrated as prime grounds for husband-hunting, but according to President of the Class of 1977 Susan Patton, we would be missing out if we didn’t treat Princeton as such. Just last week, in her Letter to the Editor, Patton advised Princeton women, “the daughters [she] never had,” to “find a husband here before [they] graduate,” suggesting that we female students would never again get to choose from such an impressive “catalog” of intellectually superior men. My own mother raised me with a completely different philosophy. Going to college, I was told that my academics should be my priority at this particular juncture in my life. Even after I received my admission letter to attend this great institution of higher learning, I never heard her say anything even close to “keep a lookout for those eligible Princeton bachelors!” After all, if marriage prospects were such a huge factor of the college experience, I doubt many parents would be willing to shell out the terrifying expenses that any Ivy League inevitably demands. The money we paid or the financial aid we received was geared toward academic pursuits, not the funding of a “marriage bureau,” as President Tilghman enforced in an interview with the ‘Prince.’ Just think — if Princeton men are to be our handpicked pool of husbands, as Patton seems to suggest, then it seems to me that Princeton’s admission officers would be reduced to the status of matchmakers. And I daresay that is not a responsibility

they would appreciate or care to take on. As educated women, we are capable of finding our own husbands, or even wives. By saying that as an Ivy League university, Princeton can act as a fishing ground for prime spouses merely translates into the idea that this institution is better qualified at understanding our emotional needs and narrowing down the options for us. I mean, surely all the hard work on the road to Princeton produced more than an impressive dating profile. After receiving overwhelming criticism from a number of media organizations, Patton justified her letter by saying, in the ‘Prince’ article “Alumna letter generates national attention,” that “the truth of the matter is, work-life balance means it’s not just work,” and that if we “invest the first 10 years after college doing nothing but developing [our] careers,” we would end up with “a wonderful career and nothing to balance it with.” And I agree — balance is necessary in life, and it would certainly help if we had a bit more guidance for our social lives. After all, I certainly didn’t come here to become a workhorse, blocking out the world for my career. However, after spending four years at an institution that upholds scholarship as well as making friends and finding extracurricular passions, I sincerely hope the part of my life that balances my career wouldn’t just be a husband. Should I never find that “special someone,” my balance would still come from my friends, hobbies and interests — and I would never give anyone the right to say that my life wasn’t full, happy or healthy. Patton openly claimed that “for most of [us], the cornerstone of [our] future[s] and happiness will be inextricably linked to the man [we] marry.” As someone who wasn’t raised with this belief — that I

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had to get married and have kids — I have never thought that my husband would be the “man to complete me.” Instead, my husband would be my counterpart — my friend, my partner and sometimes, my opponent. The idea that our spouses are “our other halves” insinuates that we are incomplete to begin with, which I personally resent. And let’s not forget Patton’s advice that we should pay particular attention to the men in our class, as well as those above us, as early as our freshman year as we will “never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of [us].” I’m sorry, but I don’t believe that any of us have reached an appropriate point in our emotional maturities to find that someone for the rest of our lives. With so many students of different values and emotional development here on campus, to disqualify younger students as potential romantic partners is unjustified age discrimination. And who knows? This may even result in that young female freshman desperately searching for an older male who just may not be in the same place as her emotionally. This isn’t to say that I don’t gush over the many beautiful couples who exit the doors of Princeton’s chapel, happy to have found their loved one from the same place they earned their degrees. However, I’d like to think that their vows were based on something deeper than a premeditated checklist whose number-one requirement was “Princeton graduate.” I mean, finding true love is hard enough without absurd criteria such as this! Isabella Gomes is a freshman from Irvine, Calif. She can be reached at igomes@

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logged onto Facebook last Tuesday afternoon to behold a sight that I’m sure was not unique to my computer screen. Somehow, over the course of the previous few hours, it seemed as though all of my friends on Facebook had changed their profile pictures from idyllic spring break beach shots to the same graphic of a pink equal sign on a red background. I was initially confused, and with good reason, but a quick Google search told me what was going on. Last Tuesday marked the first day the Supreme Court heard a series of cases involving gay marriage, regarding specifically the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s long-contested Proposition 8. The Human Rights Campaign posted the now seemingly iconic image of a pink equal sign on a red background Tuesday morning and encouraged proponents of same-sex marriage to share the image or post it as their profile picture. Cynical backlash was instantaneous. “Hurry!!” said one status. “Supreme Court is tallying up all the red equal signs right now!” “Before we make our decision,” said another, the phrase superimposed over a picture of Sotomayor, “did enough people change their profile pictures?” While it’s

Has mental health become a parody? For the past month, photographs of students have been plastered all over campus, from light poles to residential colleges. These photographs are part of the “What I Be” initiative, pioneered by Steve Rosenfield. However, unlike most photo shoots, this one requires participants to bare their most uncomfortable insecurities to the public. The

On internet activism a valid point that the SCOTUS doesn’t care Court’s decision, it was successful in what the college kids of America have instantaneously spreading awareness to say on a social networking platform, about the cause. the blatant skepticism and contempt is The effects of such a campaign on misplaced. People disparaging “Internet Princeton’s campus is significant for two activism” for not enacting surefire change reasons. First of all, deny it as we might, are missing the point of it completely. the Orange Bubble can at times seem The point isn’t to enact change so much double bolted and reinforced with steel. as it is to draw attention to important Take Hurricane Sandy, for example. The matters — and in a generation in which first day of fall break last semester was political apathy reigns supreme in also the first day that I heard there was adolescents and young adults, simply a hurricane headed for our area. Being knowing what’s going on at Capitol Hill on so wrapped up in midterms, I had no any given day can be a huge step. Facebook clue what was going on outside of the campaigns are an innovative way to FitzRandolph Gate. While people were keep up with the ever-morphing uses of probably aware that the SCOTUS was to technology. hear gay rights cases sometime in the According to Google Trends, Google future, most I talked with that day weren’t searches for “red equal sign” became the aware that it was happening this week top trending topic on Tuesday, the day until they saw the Facebook campaign. the Facebook campaign was launched, Second of all, Princeton’s campus is by garnering over a million searches. far lacking political activism (particularly Searches for “Human Rights Campaign” when compared to a certain other Ivy came in seventh for the day with over situated in a certain other nearby city). 50,000 hits. Seeing something viral “Internet activism” lets people debate piques people’s curiosity, and they try to about topics through a different medium. figure out what’s going on themselves, Though the image of an indignant college creating an interactive engagement sophomore hunched over a computer with matters that their peers deem screen might not be as iconic as that of important. While the red equal sign a row of protesters picketing an office certainly won’t affect the Supreme in downtown D.C., it might be just

as effective in getting a point across, particularly as students have a limited amount of time. Of course, Internet activism isn’t limited to Facebook profile pictures. Internet backlash is a potent force that has played a hand in several hot-button political issues, such as the SOPA/PIPA Internet censorship acts that caused several sites to “black out” in protest. It’s easy to be dismissive of Internet activism, but in reality it has the potential to play a significant role in shaping politics. We’ve reached a day and age when being homophobic is just as unacceptable as being racist. Religious excuses for narrowmindedness just don’t cut it anymore. The national climate has reached a point such that even Rush Limbaugh recently resigned himself to the fact that gay marriage will inevitably be legal in the coming future. And what’s the reason that the national climate on the matter is so clear and obvious to us without having to gather a simple random sample or look up the latest Gallup Poll? Just check your newsfeed. Shruthi Deivasigamani is a freshman from Creskill, N.J. She can be reached at



exposition of these sensitive issues, ranging from weight to depression, enables members of the community to realize they are not alone — we are all suffering from insecurities and various selfesteem issues. Just because we don’t talk about it doesn’t mean that it isn’t real. Recently, this project has been made a mockery. Offensive images have begun to circulate on the Internet, images which portray trivial issues as “insecurities.” In fact, I received one of these

images in an email from one of the mailing lists to which I am subscribed. The insecurity alluded to was facial hair. I concede that there may be students who have not experienced low self-esteem or social anxiety, or others who don’t realize how their jokes — although they may mean well — impact other people. However, our community needs to understand the emotional investments behind volunteering to participate in this project. I can understand

the concern or fear of potential judgment, or the worry of people discovering an aspect of your life that even you have not yet made peace with. These are all struggles — struggles that affect our interactions with other people. Trivializing these problems gives the impression that our personal issues are unimportant and that the life-changing events that caused these insecurities mean nothing. Henrietta Keazer ’16

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with taped tennis balls instead of the regular leather-covered cork balls. The team played only one competitive game in the first two years after its founding. This year, though, has been a breakout year for the club. The team has been holding regular outdoor practices and also recently organized its first invitational cricket tournament. Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell played each other once each in a league format, and the Tigers emerged victorious after winning both their games, defeating Dartmouth by a margin of 13 runs and taking down Cornell by one wicket. Given that both the Dartmouth and the Cornell Cricket clubs have been around significantly longer than Princeton’s, the young Tiger squad was especially pleased. When asked how they pulled it off, club vice president and sophomore Shafin Fattah praised his team’s fielding effort. “We took some brilliant catches at key moments in both games,” Fattah said. “The team has been holding regular fielding drills, and we have certainly improved as a fielding unit.” Referring to the game against Cornell, Vapoor added, “We were facing a good batting line up, but our bowlers set up the game for us by restricting Cornell to 102 runs [in the allotted 20 overs].” Critical to the success of the club have been Mitchell Reum, assistant director of

Campus Recreation for Sports Clubs at Princeton and Lloyd Jodah, founder and president of American College Cricket. “Mitchell has been very supportive of our club,” Kapoor said. “Both Lloyd and Mitchell helped us organize the tournament.” Many members of the club come from countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia and New Zealand, where cricket is an integral part of life growing up. Kapoor, who was born in Mumbai, India, started playing when he was six and has played regularly ever since, turning out for his school and club teams in Singapore. Fattah also started playing in elementary school in Bangladesh and hasn’t looked back since. A major factor which influences cricket’s popularity among the youth is its unpredictability. Games can change in a moment, which make cricket exciting to play as well as to watch. “Even a single action in the nick of time, such as a run out or a great catch, can win the match. So anyone and everyone can make a difference on the field, which makes this game so special,” Fattah said. The rules of cricket allow players plenty of room for improvisation, and the fact that this improvisation usually takes place within a matter of milliseconds keeps fans and players on edge. Since the sport’s inception, batsmen have developed new and improved ways to counter the opposition’s bowling, allowing batsmen today to pick and choose from a vast armory of shots or even combine them to

create new shots. Kapoor’s favorites include the cover drive, straight drive and the punch off the back foot. Fattah prefers the cut shot, lamenting, in the same breath, its propensity lead to his untimely departures from the crease. Bowlers, in turn, have evolved deliveries to confound batsmen. A few notable examples include the off spinner’s “doosra,” which spins in the direction opposite to what a batsmen would expect, and the fast bowler’s slower delivery, which is meant to trick batsmen into mistiming their shots. Fattah, too, has a trick up his sleeve, the backhanded slower ball, which he used with great success in the game against York College. Another example of the dynamic nature of the game is the increasing prominence of all-rounders — players who can both bat and bowl — in the modern game. All-rounders offer flexibility to a side and allow for better adaptation to various situations on the field. Princeton’s club has plenty of all-rounders in its ranks; both Kapoor and Fattah play as all rounders. Unsurprisingly, Kapoor’s favorite player is Imran Khan, one of the greatest all-rounders the game has seen. There is much for the club to be optimistic about in the coming years. The Tigers have improved significantly over the last couple of seasons and should only become better as they get more playing time under their belts. The club plans to play more competitive games this season to gain experience, starting with a game against Yale on April 14.


The cricket club was founded in the 1800s and was defunct until 2010 and is now playing frequently.

Princeton fails to string hits together BASEBALL Continued from page 8


outing was good news for the defense. The Tigers hope to continue their strong performance in Ivy League competition this weekend, as they meet Dartmouth in a Saturday

doubleheader in Hanover, N.H., and then head to Cambridge on Sunday for a doubleheader against Harvard. Despite the strong conference start, today’s game serves as a reminder of the focus that the Tigers will need to get through the weekend. “We know we’ll get good pitching this weekend,” Har-

rington said. “So it’s up to the offense to start clicking.” “Going into this weekend, we like our four guys going on the mound,” Mishu said. “At the plate, hitting is contagious. We need to string together some quality at-bats and put pressure on the opposing pitcher and defense every inning.”

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Cricket club gets back in the game By Raghav Gondotra Contributor

“Anything that hits the timber or the batsman!”, junior Vijit Kapoor says when asked about his favorite delivery. Cricket may not be as fastpaced as basketball or soccer, but it is certainly as intense. Kapoor is the president of the Princeton Cricket Club, which in 1857 became the second collegiate cricket club in the country. The club thrived in the 1860s and 1870s but then lost prominence for over a century until Tushar Gupta ’11 led a successful effort to restart the club in 2010. A game of cricket is played between two teams of 11 players. There are three types of players in every team — batsmen, bowlers and a wicketkeeper. The bowlers “bowl” or hurl a ball toward the batsmen who try to hit it with their bats (“hit a shot”) and send it to different parts of the field. If the batsman is successful in doing so, his team is awarded “runs.” The bowler is successful in removing him from the game (“taking his wicket”) if the batsman commits one of many violations. Princeton’s revived club had humble beginnings, holding indoor practices and playing See CRICKET page 7


Pirates’ pitching shuts Tigers down By Jack Rogers staff writer

After winning three of its first four games in Ivy League play, the baseball team fell 5-0 to Seton Hall Wednesday in South Orange, N.J. Princeton (5-18 overall, 3-1 Ivy League) limited Seton Hall’s (13-13, 3-3 Big East) scoring to only two frames, but the Pirates’ strong pitching kept the Tigers off the board for good. A pitching duel of sophomore left-handers seemed to be in the making early on, when Seton Hall’s Anthony Elia and Princeton’s Tyler Foote pitched 1-2-3 first innings. Foote had set himself up for another 1-2-3 inning in the third after striking out his first two batters, but a single and a walk brought the PRINCETON 0 up P i r a t es’ SETON HALL 5 shortstop Giuseppe Papaccio, a member of last season’s All-Big East third team. Papaccio smacked an RBI double down the leftfield line, and second baseman Mike Genovese followed with a tworun single to put Seton Hall up by three going into the fourth inning. Elia remained strong through five innings, surrendering only two hits and fanning eight. A strong bullpen struck out seven more and only allowed one hit over the last four innings. “We just didn’t hit,” senior outfielder Johnny Mishu said. “Our pitching was definitely good enough to win today. But three hits isn’t going to win any ball game.”

“We have to start swinging the bats,” senior right fielder Steve Harrington said. “We need to keep the momentum going from last weekend.” The Tigers’ best chance to score came in the eighth inning, when freshman second baseman Danny Hoy started off by reaching base on a throwing error. After junior first baseman Mike Ford walked and senior designated hitter Alex Flink hit a single up the middle, the Tigers found themselves with the bases loaded and only one out. They failed to capitalize, however, as a strikeout and a fielder’s choice dashed any chances of closing the gap. The bottom half of the eighth inning saw Seton Hall increase their lead with the help of RBI singles from center fielder Zack Granite and first baseman Chris Selden. The Tigers’ offense could not spark anything in the top of the ninth, as Seton Hall retired the first three batters to end the game. “The pitching we faced today wasn’t outstanding — we just didn’t capitalize,” freshman shortstop Billy Arendt said. “One good thing that came out of today’s game was that our regular bullpen guys saw some more action and had a pretty good showing.” Princeton used four different relievers, including freshman Luke Strieber, who went two innings and allowed only one hit and no runs. While the offense may not have come away feeling good, the rookie’s solid See BASEBALL page 7


Freshman infielder Danny Hoy has already become a starter and is batting second with a .300 average.


AROUND I V I E S A few weeks into Ivy League play, the teams are starting to separate from each other. Princeton and two other schools are still undefeated, and their futures will be decided in the upcoming weeks. Here’s how the Ancient Eight breaks down so far:


Dartmouth (7-3 overall, 3-0 Ivy) Dartmouth has the No. 12 Ratings Percentage Index in the nation, the highest rank of any team in the Ivy League, and currently shares the top spot in the conference with Princeton and Penn. However, things could have been very different for the Big Green if only a few plays had gone differently, as it won its last two Ivy matchups against Columbia and Brown by one goal each. Dartmouth will continue to rely on Hana Bowers, who is tied for third in the league in goals, in its quest for the league crown. Princeton (6-3, 3-0) Since losing to No. 9 Virginia and Rutgers, the No. 18 Tigers have won three straight games, including an impressive 10-7 win over No. 15 Johns Hopkins. Sophomore attack Erin McMunn is also tied for third in the league in goals with 23 and leads the league with 17 assists. This has helped the Tigers lead the league in assists, despite being only third in goals.

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Penn (4-4, 3-0) Coming off two overtime wins, the Quakers did not get the statement win they wanted to get their last time out when they lost at No. 1 Maryland 15-10. Penn relies on its goaltending, having the second-best save percentage in the league (44.8 percent), but it has scored the fewest goals in the league so far. Cornell (6-3, 2-2) Since starting the season an impressive 6-0, Cornell has lost its last three straight games by a combined four goals to fall in the standings. If the Big Red wants to stay afloat in the league, it will need a win in a huge road matchup over Dartmouth this Saturday.


Brown (7-2, 1-2) Although Brown has an impressive 6-0 record outside of Ivy League play, its poor record within the conference shows that the Bears are not as good as their record indicates. They will need to continue to rely on their defense to be relevant, as they lead the league with 7.7 goals against. Harvard (2-6, 1-2) Harvard is at the top of the cluster of teams in the league that appear to have little chance of contending for the Ivy title. Its schedule also does it no favors as it plays five of its last six games on the road.

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Yale (6-4, 0-3) Despite a winning record, Yale has lost all three of its Ivy matchups by at least four goals. Erin McMullan has been huge for the Bulldogs, leading the league with 70 saves along with a 40.2 save percentage. However, the rest of the defense needs to help out, as the team still allows over 10 goals per game. Columbia (2-8, 0-4) Columbia finished last season without a single Ivy League victory, and it looks like this season will likely finish the same way as the team has many weaknesses. The team is currently last in the league with 9.6 goals per game and is second to last with 11.67 goals allowed per game. The team’s best shot for a win will come April 13 at home against Yale.

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