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A group of 40 students who had purchased tickets to attend the Class of 2016 boat cruise in Weehawken, N.J. on Friday evening was not able to board the cruise, as one of the buses carrying students arrived too late, according to information provided by the members of the Class of 2016 Class Council and reports by students who attended but did not board

the boat cruise. The buses carrying students had originally been scheduled to arrive at the dock in Weehawken at midnight to depart on a cruise hosted by Entertainment Cruises. While several buses did arrive late, the last bus of students arrived shortly before 12:45 a.m. and was not able to board the cruise. Members of Class Council, which organized the event, confirmed that the bus driver had gotten lost.


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Gwen Lee ’16, a member of the Class Council, said she was in contact with the student captain throughout the night and said that the boat’s captain set 12:45 a.m. as the latest time that the boat could leave and held to his deadline even as the last bus of students arrived. “The deadline at 12:45 was very strict, and once they start pulling out, they said ‘we can’t pull back at all,’ ” Lee said. Priya Krishnan ’16, also a

member of Class Council, said the cruise staff said that returning to shore at 12:45 would mean canceling the cruise. “I talked to some of the staff on the boat, and I was like, ‘Is there any way we can turn it around?’ and they were like, ‘We can’t do that without ending the whole cruise,’” Krishnan said. Council member Molly Stoneman ’16 added that the Council members were See BOAT page 5


“Been there and done that”: practitioner professors

Slaughter ’80 writes op-ed urging Obama administration to act in Syria

wilson school professor Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 urged the Obama administration to act on evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against civilians in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post on Friday. Slaughter cautioned the president to remember the “shameful” U.S. decision not to intervene in the Rwandan genocide. Alluding to a December diplomatic cable concluding that the Syrian government had likely used chemical weapons in an attack in the city of Homs before Christmas, Slaughter wrote that similar evidence has been repeatedly suppressed by the administration to avoid having to act on the president’s statement that the use of chemical weapons would constitute a “red line” for the United States. “But the White House must recognize that the game has already changed. U.S. credibility is on the line,” Slaughter wrote. “For all the temptation to hide behind the decision to invade Iraq based on faulty intelligence about weapons of mass destruction, Obama must realize the tremendous damage he will do to the United States and to his legacy if he fails to act. He should understand the deep and lasting damage done when the gap between words and deeds becomes too great to ignore, when those who wield power are exposed as not saying what they mean or meaning what they say.” Earlier this month, it was announced that Slaughter will leave the University to become the next president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C.

A USG referendum requiring the Honor Committee to change its standard penalty for students who write beyond the time limit during exams and to publish statistics about the number of students who appear before the Committee passed with 96 percent of those who participated in last week’s election voting in favor of the referendum. The referendum will change the penalty for writ-

ing over time during an exam to probation and may invoke a one-year suspension depending on the severity of the infraction. The committee will also release statistics of the number of cases heard and punishments instated every year. These statistics will be published in an aggregate giving total statistics for the past five years to protect the confidentiality of students’ cases. “I’m not really surprised with the outcome of the refSee REFERENDUM page 5

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Former Wilson School Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 delivers a lecture, entitled ‘Having a Life,’ on Friday evening in McCosh 50.

Joseph Amon is a visiting lecturer in public and international affairs at the Wilson School, teaching GHP 351/ WWS 381 epidemiology. He has taught the course every spring for the past three years and, though he does not have to do research while on campus, he has had the opportunity to advise senior theses. But when Amon isn’t teaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays, he has a whole different life. In addition to teaching, Amon serves as the director for the Health and Human Rights division at Human Rights Watch in New York, where he has worked on a variety of issues related to health and human rights, including the provision of access to medicines, human

rights abuses associated with infectious disease outbreaks and unproven cures for AIDS. Amon is just one of several professors on campus who have spent most of their lives outside academia. These professors, referred to as practitioners by several administrators interviewed for this article, are not expected to conduct research or publish, are not normally offered tenure and are often appointed only for short periods of time. The worry is that if they stay for too long, they will stop being practitioners, administrators said. But being a visiting lecturer also has certain benefits. For example, the Wilson School offers to pay for coach Amtrak train tickets to and from Washington, D.C., for practitioners who live there, according to its website. In See FACULTY page 2

By Daniel Johnson staff writer

Nine students have received the 2013 Spirit of Princeton Award, which recognizes positive contributions to the University community. Rafael Abrahams ’13, Ariceli Alfaro ’13, Farrah Bui ’14, Russell Dinkins ’13, Catherine Ettman ’13, Daniel Gastfriend ’13, Ruey Hu ’13, Carmina Mancenon ’14 and Nathan Mathabane ’13 were selected from a pool of applicants who were nominated by other members of the University community. Administered by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the Spirit of Princeton Award has been given each year since 1995 to students who enhance the University though their contributions to student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life and the arts, according to the award website. Abrahams is a history major from Woodmere, N.Y. At Princeton, he was the Editor-in-Chief for the Nassau Weekly and wrote for Triangle Club. Abrahams is also pursuing a theater certificate and wrote an original play for his thesis, entitled “Eight Feet.” “I’m just happy the University recognizes creative and artistic activities as significant,” he said. “I think the school has a really strong community of writers that I am really happy to represent.” He has also been an assistant residential college adviser in Butler See AWARD page 3


East Asian Undergraduate Conference analyzes popular culture By Jean-Carlos Arenas staff writer

The first Princeton University East Asian Undergraduate Conference, abbreviated as EastCon, took place this weekend on April 26–27. The conference, which was held primarily in Lewis Library, featured 19 presenters and an assortment of events, including panels, workshop activities, an ice cream social and a keynote speech by the CEO of Next Entertainment World, Woo Taek Kim. The conference theme was “Beyond Gangnam Style: K-

Pop and the Rise of Asian Pop Music.” The event’s four panels — Exotic Economics and New Cultures, Technology and Digital Mediums, Transnationalism, and Gender — were conducted primarily by undergraduate students from universities nationwide who have conducted research on East Asian popular culture. Other panelists included a Ph.D. student from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate student from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. “It’s really satisfying to be among both scholars and

practitioners. That’s a very sophisticated model of what a conference should be like,” writing program professor Marion Wrenn, who spoke at EastCon, said. “Not just scholars talking about their research, but also having experts in the field who actually practice the production of culture talk about their work.” Attendance numbers at each event peaked at around 60–70 and at all times, at least 30 people were present, according to Swetha Doppalapudi ’16, one of the event’s organizers. See EASTCON page 3


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the case of practitioners from New York or Philadelphia, the Wilson School offers to pay for rental car services. In either case, if they teach at night, they can book a hotel room, all on the Wilson School’s tab. In the liberal arts setting of the University, practitioners are in the minority but are more prevalent at departments like the Wilson School, the Lewis Center for the Arts and specific programs like journalism or creative writing, according to several sources interviewed. These instructors defy the standard model of the research-oriented professor. Hiring a practitioner Hiring a practitioner is both similar to and different from hiring a tenure-track professor. On the one hand, a department within the University might reach out to specific practitioners or put an advertisement in news outlets that report on higher education, Dean of the Wilson School Cecilia Rouse said. But in some cases the practitioners themselves might reach out to the departments with a particular idea for a class. Barbara Bodine, a former ambassador to the Republic of Yemen and the “diplomatin-residence” at the Wilson School according to the University directory, said former Dean of the Wilson School Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80 called her one day and asked her if she would teach a course on the war in Iraq. On the other hand, JeanChristophe de Swaan, a lecturer in the economics department and a principal at Cornwall Capital, a multistrategy hedge fund based in New York, said he crafted a class and taught it for a semester at Yale University before he “proactively reached out to

the chairman in the Bendheim Center [for Finance]” to teach the same class at Princeton. Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin said the hiring of all practitioner professors, just as with all tenure-track professors, is spearheaded by individual departments. In the end, only the finalists for a professorial post must be approved by his office before being appointed. According to Dobkin, a large portion of the practitioner professors are concentrated in the Wilson School, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the engineering school because they are “designed to bring in practitioners.” While on campus, practitioners do not have to do research as part of their contract — their salary is just for teaching in the classroom, Dobkin said. He added that, though the salaries of professors on campus are all over the map, nonacademic professors are paid less than academic professors on average. But P. Adams Sitney, one of four tenured professors in Visual Arts of the Lewis Center for the Arts and a longtime member of the faculty, estimated that practitioner visitors — at least in the arts — get paid more than the permanent faculty. The reason, according to Sitney, is to entice the visitors to come to the University, since their basic expenses will be paid for and they will know that they would not lose any money by taking time off their usual routines to teach. When it comes to finalizing contracts of visiting practitioner professors on campus, many professors do not know how long they will be staying since their contracts are mostly in one-year increments. “We’re very mindful for a full-time appointment that we don’t want to appoint a practitioner full-time for the long term because then they

stop being a practitioner,” Dobkin said. “So we don’t appoint these people to tenuretrack positions because the feeling is that doesn’t make sense.” But the uncertain future for many practitioners makes it difficult to make long-term plans. Ricardo Luna, a former Peruvian ambassador to the United States, United Kingdom and the United Nations and a visiting lecturer in the Wilson School and the Program in Latin American Studies, said it is hard to plan ahead when a practitioner is only at the University for a short time and is never sure whether his or her contract will be renewed for the next year. Luna came to teach last spring and was invited to return this spring, an offer he accepted.

“I can’t teach them history if I’m not actively doing history myself.” Anthony Grafton professor of history “You can’t properly start or finish a research project that you might be interested in,” Luna said. “Had I known that I was going to be invited this spring when I was at the beginning of my teaching experience last spring at Princeton, then I would have been able to organize a research project that I’ve been working on for a couple of years in a different way.” He added that it is difficult to displace family when future plans are unknown. When considering whether or not to bring a practitioner to the University, a department also has to have reason

to believe that the practitioner would be effective in the classroom. “Many people who are fantastic practitioners are not necessarily born to be in the classroom, and we want to make sure that our students really are exposed to and have the best classroom experience,” Rouse said. A complement to academics The large number of practitioners in the Wilson School is a result of that added perspective and experience that practitioners bring to the classroom, Rouse said. She added that the School has found that practitioners work well with the School’s policy task forces, through which students write their junior papers. “We are a policy school, and we recognize that these practitioners may bring insight into policymaking that academic faculty may not have,” Rouse said. “They complement our academics very nicely.” This benefit is not unique to the Wilson School, though. Sitney said students can benefit from the teachings of a practitioner professor in the arts because he or she likely has the experience and success that many students aspire to have. Additionally, practitioner professors can give students in the Lewis Center a sense of what the art world is actually like. According to Sitney, students are “sickeningly supportive” of each other at the University, which strongly contrasts to the art world outside of the University where artists can be quite critical. “It takes one out of the self-congratulatory, mutually supportive zone of highly privileged adolescence,” Sitney said. Professors who have also developed a professional life might also be able to help mentor students in finding possible career opportunities. “I offer myself as a resource to help students think about what they want to do after school,” de Swaan said. “I don’t necessarily try to act as a connector, but I do spend a lot of my time mentoring students both regarding their time at Princeton and how they think about what they might do after Princeton.” Rouse said that having the services of practitioner professors has “particularly been a very fruitful collaboration for us” since practitioners have those connections and

unique real-world experiences. Different perspectives Practitioners bring handson experience to the classroom, but this experience may also be sometimes at odds with what is regularly offered by their tenured counterparts. Amon said he has experienced moments at the University when he has heard a discussion on specific issues for which his perspective has been different because he has done work in the field or he has seen how similar decisions have been made. “It’s not to say that my perspective is the right perspective, but I have a different one mostly because of the experience that I have,” Amon said. Meanwhile, Bodine said her experience with diplomacy adds credibility to her teaching. “Yes, I think [my experience] does make what I’m saying far more credible because I’ve been there and done that,” Bodine said regarding her experience as an ambassador. Not all practitioners think their real-world experience makes the knowledge they share more credible, including Tracy Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and assistant professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts. “At the end of the [poetry workshopping] process, it’s really not democratic,” Smith said. “My opinion is my opinion, and if it’s valuable to you and the production of your poem then it is, but if it isn’t, then it just basically isn’t. I like to believe that, as I’ve been doing this for longer than my students, I have a little bit more access to different models that can be helpful to them and I’ve thought about my values as a writer, but they are values that are subjective.” Ed Zschau ’61, a visiting lecturer and professor in electrical engineering and the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, said he believes that credibility in the classroom does not come from professional experience and that all members of the faculty have similar experience. “When you look at it from the standpoint of the subject matter, there are a lot of people on the faculty that bring to the classroom practical experience about the course material that they’re offering,” Zschau said. “You typically think of them as academics,

but their academic work often is applied and they make a difference in that way.” Anthony Grafton, a professor of history who has been at the University for close to four decades, agreed and said that professors are also practitioners in their own way. “I can’t teach them history if I’m not actively doing history myself,” Grafton said. “History is not like some bunch of disconnected facts. It’s a way of thinking physically, it’s a way of teaching people to look at the evidence and see what the evidence lets you say, what it doesn’t let you say, and if I’m not doing that myself in my work then I have no right to be trying to teach really bright students.” Grafton is also a columnist for The Daily Princetonian. Likewise, Sitney said a tenured faculty member in the arts is also a practitioner of “great repute” in the arts. He added that the kind of people who work in the Lewis Center “don’t waste their time getting Ph.D.s,” so all tenured professors are, in essence, practitioners. Campus engagement Practitioners have said that they too benefit from being involved with the University community, be it with students or with colleagues. “It’s not just the contact with the students which is the most stimulating part, but it is also the contact with other professors who are tenured academics who deal with issues and subjects and areas with which I am interested in,” Luna said. “It is the university atmosphere which is also stimulating.” Smith agreed that having so many productive colleagues at the University serves as a “motivating factor” for publishing work. She added that working for a university that allows for a flexible schedule is beneficial for practitioners as well. “Those years when I wasn’t teaching, when I was trying to hold down regular jobs, I didn’t find that I had an adequate sense of time and space and calm within which to produce. Somehow I did, but there was a sense of anxiety,” Smith said. “For many people, the stability of a teaching position, which gives you nine months of working a few days a week and nice long vacations to really focus on projects, really makes a lot of sense.” While on campus, all practitioner professors interviewed said they found that their work with students on campus benefitted their professional work just as much as their other career influences their teaching. “I think of them as almost both full-time jobs, and I balance them because they’re very synergistic,” de Swaan said. “There’s a lot of what I do in the classroom that is relevant to what I do for my fund, and I actually learn a lot from the interaction with my students.” However, holding more than one job also brings inevitable compromises. “As a visiting lecturer, professor, there are limits to how much you can engage, and you’re not quite a part of what all the faculty are doing or part of the department in the same way,” Amon explained.

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“We were very pleased with the turnout, considering it’s the first conference of this kind to happen at this school,” Doppalapudi said. The conference will be held again next year, according to Doppalapudi, who said that based on this year’s conference, there will be some adjustments made. “Our keynote speaker actually implied that he would come back with a better act. He was like, ‘Oh, I was on the flight here and I was right next to Psy and I was talking to him and I was like “You should come down for this!” and he was like, “No, I’m kind of busy, but if you tell me like four months in advance I can get you someone,” ’ so we’re definitely going to do this again,” Doppalapudi explained.

funding on the event this year. “I think we’ve got like $200 left, and it’s probably going to go to Building Services for cleaning fees,” Julia Nelson ’15, another of the event’s organizers, said. Expanding the event would not cause costs to rise heavily, however, according to Pak. “Most of it’s going to be food because we’re not paying for the presenters to come, but if we’re going to get a lot of undergrads on campus to come, they have their own meal swipes,” Pak said. “We’ll have a little more food, but it won’t

be like we’re actually going to feed 100 people.” To save money this year, the event organizers had hosts use their guest swipes for non-University students, and the Forbes College Director of Studies Patrick Caddeau provided 19 meal passes to help alleviate food costs. “The first year’s really the hardest … but I think know that now we’ve demonstrated that this is an event that can happen, and it went successfully by all the metrics that we set for ourselves as an organization,” Pak said.


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College, worked as a tour guide at the art museum and held leadership positions at the Center for Jewish Life. After graduation, he will join Teach for America in New York. Alfaro, a psychology major from Burbank, Calif., was “stunned” to find out she had won the award. Alfaro has been involved in numerous campus theatrical productions in a technical capacity. She has been the tech director and business manager of the Princeton University Players and worked at Murray-Dodge and Richardson Auditorium. After graduation, Alfaro will be studying HIV prevention and intervention at a Gladstone Institutes-affiliated lab in San Francisco, Calif. Bui is a Wilson School major from Fort Mill, S.C. At Princeton, Bui is on the Community House Executive Board, is a SHARE Peer Adviser, serves as a U-Councilor and is president of Questbridge. In the USG, Bui has served on numerous committees, including the Social Committee and Projects Board. As a U-Councilor, she also worked on Mental Health Week. Bui said she is grateful to have worked with many passionate and driven students at Princeton. “There is no way a lot of that stuff could have been accomplished without those students,” she said. “I could name off a list of students I think would be better suited, but I’m very grateful the University selected me.” Dinkins is a sociology major from Philadelphia, Pa. Over the course of his Princeton career, he has run track, danced with diSiac and the HighSteppers and sung in Umqombothi. He is a Community Action leader and was an RCA for the Freshman Scholars Institute last summer. Dinkins noted that he particularly enjoyed meeting underclassmen through his activities. He is a three-time NCAA All-American athlete in track and field, has four individual Ivy League titles and holds two individual Princeton records in addi-

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tion to three Ivy League relay records. In March, Dinkins was part of the distance medley relay team that won the NCAA Championship. This summer, Dinkins will be working on an entrepreneurial project as part of the eLab program. He is also considering postcollegiate running. “I was really honored to have others recognize my contribution to campus,” he said. “I thought it was a nice award to win. I was really touched to think that someone recognized me.” Ettman, a Wilson School major from Miami Beach, Fla., has been involved with the USG throughout her Princeton career. In addition, she has been part of a number of performing arts groups including Princeton University Players and Triangle Club. During her senior year, she was one of two undergraduate students selected to form part of the University’s search committee that recently elected Provost Christopher Eisgruber ’83 as the new University president. She has also participated in two Breakout trips and been involved in a number of community service initiatives. During her sophomore year, Ettman co-founded the Women’s Mentorship Program. “I’m so honored to have this award, and I wish I could share it with a lot of people who made it possible,” Ettman said. “I could not have made it through Princeton without my friends.” Gastfriend is a Wilson School concentrator from Newton, Mass. Gastfriend sings bass in the Footnotes, has served as co-chair of the Pace Council for Civic Values, is the former president of the philanthropic organization Giving What We Can and was the vice president of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. As a junior, Gastfriend won the nationally competitive Truman Scholarship for students planning to pursue graduate degrees in public service. After graduation, he will intern at the World Bank for a time and then move to Uganda to work for IDinsight, an international development consulting organization with a focus on program evaluation.

“I have a lot of respect for some of my friends who won it last year,” he said. “It means a lot to be among them … it’s a real joy to be involved in many different things.” Mancenon is an operations research and financial engineering concentrator from Tokyo. She is vice president of the USG, part of the Pace Council for Civic Values, a dormitory assistant and a member of the Naacho Indian Dance Company. “I feel really blessed to have this award,” she said. “People who have received it before are people who I’ve looked up to.” Mathabane is a geosciences major from Portland, Ore. An RCA in Rockefeller College and a threeseason athlete in cross country and track and field, he has also worked at Murray-Dodge and as a supervisor for intramural sports. Mathabane is a columnist and former associate opinion editor for The Daily Princetonian. On Saturday, he and his relay team broke the Princeton record in the 4x800m relay at the Penn Relays. After graduation, Mathabane will pursue an M.A. in geology at the University of Oregon. Mathabane said he is happy he has been able to make the Princeton experience “better and a little more interesting.” Hu is a molecular biology major from Toronto, Canada. On campus, he has served as the copresident of the Pre-med Society and set up a pre-med freshman mentoring program. He also cofounded Speak with Style, led a Breakout trip to Boston and previously wrote for American Foreign Policy magazine. With professor Lynn Enquist, Hu researches pseudorabies, a viral disease in swine. “I felt very blessed since I know so many friends that have done amazing things on campus whom I hope one day will be recognized,” he said. “For me, the Spirit of Princeton is about creating shared communities and bringing people closer together in ways that benefit everyone as well as contribute to some greater service need for the community.” Staff writer Jean-Carlos Arenas contributed reporting.

“We were very pleased with the turnout, considering it’s the first conference of this kind to happen at this school.” Swetha Doppalapudi ’16 A lot of advertising for the event was done at other schools, Doppalapudi said, but not much was directed towards getting Princeton students to attend the event. Thus, a goal for next year’s conference is to expand the visibility of the conference and get more of the undergraduates on campus to attend, explained Sarah Pak ’15, co-president of EastCon. Next year’s goal is to have 100 people — 20 presenters and 80 undergraduates — attend EastCon, which would require a larger venue, Pak said. EastCon’s organizers spent most of its $1,900 in University

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f all the things I miss of home, eye contact with passersby is one of the biggest things. Despite what my Facebook profile says, I’m not from New Orleans — I’m actually from a tiny town right outside of it. I live(d) in one of those towns, a town with just one of everything: one stoplight, one laundromat, one high school. Essentially, everyone knows everyone, for better or for worse. Picking up a few groceries meant seeing that one girl you vaguely recognize from your parish’s Relay for Life. You smile at her as you put Lays in your cart. Walking on the levee meant seeing your hairdresser’s husband. You smile at him as David Guetta blasts in your ears. But still, in the South, eye contact and smiling goes beyond my tiny hometown. I remember hot summer days of strolling through the French Quarter, just far enough from the familiarity of my small town, with a quiet sense of home and peace running through me. My inner contentedness could not help but show outwardly. I won’t lie and say everyone always looked and smiled back. But an overwhelming number always did. And it was comforting, a sort


I live(d) in one of those towns, a town with just one of everything: one stoplight, one laundromat, one high school. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: of affirmation of both self and community. Even though I didn’t know most of the people I looked and smiled at, there was an intangible connection between us. I just cannot find that here. Do not get me wrong, all my friends, and even my slightly-closer-thanacquaintances-but-not-quite-friends look, smile and say hi. But if I do not know a person I am passing, I have discovered that I cannot expect to be acknowledged. Early in the year, when I was still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I would beep-bop down walkways and look and smile at everyone I passed. For every person who determinedly stared straight ahead as if on some dire mission, for each glance that coolly brushed over me and looked away, my looks and smiles became more and more hesitant. Conditioned to this, I now only slightly smile and look, just to be sure of myself. Oh, what’s that? You’re not going to return my sunny smile? That’s fine, really. I was actually looking at that lovely dogwood to the right of you. It’s crazy how quickly they bloomed once spring arrived, isn’t it? And so, I am left wondering about the discrepancies between here and home. It could simply be a regional difference; it is generally agreed upon that the South is a warmer place. It could be that a large number of Princetonians enjoy staring at the ground or are simply waiting for the safety of four walls and familiar faces. But I think it’s more. I think perhaps it’s that many people here are so focused on where they are academically and socially and thinking of the next steps they need to take, that they strut and consume the pavement (or hurriedly run) too quickly to realize what is actually in front of them — other people. I can’t help but feel a little sad that here, at my home away from home, where I sometimes expect to feel an even more substantial connection to those around me than I do in a large city like New Orleans, I feel more disconnected than ever. This feeling slowly creeps in and solidifies without ever truly noticing it. And it doesn’t take very long. A week ago I was at one of my organizations’ meet-and-greets with prefrosh. In a casual Q&A, one guy asked, “Why is it so quiet? I mean, it’s pretty quiet at night and that’s expected, but even just walking around the daytime, it can get almost too quiet.” Though I, along with the other students there, went on to talk about the “nightlife” at Princeton and how people are always getting together, I found that I was dissatisfied with my response. Is going out at nights the only time when broad communication and togetherness is apparent? I remember adding in at the end, “On an average late night, I agree, it can get pretty quiet. Almost eerily so, like you’re the only one here. But I know that now, whenever I feel like that, I simply look up at all the lit rooms and the silence turns into quiet yet profound solidarity. Yep.” I miss eye contact. I miss passing smiles. But for now, looking up at the lights will have to suffice. Lea Trusty is a freshman from Saint Rose, La. She can be reached at

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n the wake of the recent acts of terror in Boston and the vote on gun control in Congress, the Board feels that it is important to discuss the University’s policy of not arming Public Safety officers. While we are fortunate to live on a campus that is largely free of crime, we do need to discuss how we would react in the event that something threatens our safety. The Board feels that in order to better protect the Princeton community, the University should arm those Public Safety officers who are sworn police officers in the state of New Jersey by giving them access to an armory in the Public Safety headquarters. We further propose that this arsenal only be accessed if there is evidence of a lethal weapon on campus. The quantity and type of arms in the arsenal should be determined by consultation between Public Safety and the University with reference to the types of arms carried by local police officers. Public Safety consists of two divisions, one of which includes sworn police in the state of New Jersey who have graduated from police academies and are trained in firearms. These officers have an intimate knowledge of the campus that would allow them to respond quicker and more effectively than the Princeton police in the event of an emergency. While firearms are not necessary for the vast majority of Public Safety functions, the Board believes that Public Safety is best equipped to provide the immediate response that is critical in emergency situations. Giving sworn Public Safety officers access to firearms in the event that there is a shooter on campus would dramatically increase their ability to protect students and limit the loss of life that could occur. Currently, because of its lack of arms, Public Safety’s protocol is to form a perimeter in the event that there is a shooting on campus. Arming sworn officers would allow them to actively intervene in order to confront a shooter.

Gun violence While some might feel that giving Public Safety officers access to guns would change campus culture, we feel that the fact that these guns would not be carried at all times would adequately address these concerns. These guns would be stored in Public Safety headquarters and only used in times of emergency. There is no need to have officers armed at all times, and the Board recognizes that doing so would cause some students discomfort. We feel that the creation of an armory would not alter student-Public Safety relations while still improving campus security. In addition, the University could publish statistics on how often the guns were drawn in order to assure students that these weapons were only being used in appropriate situations. Giving Public Safety officers the ability to quickly access guns is an important step to ensure that the University is prepared to respond to a threat to the lives of students. In the event of an emergency, certain sworn officers could access the armory and report to the scene of the incident. Thankfully, Princeton experiences a relatively low level of crime, but it remains possible that tragedy may strike our campus. In the event of an emergency, Public Safety is best equipped to respond and the University should give them the tools to do so. While we hope there is never a need for these weapons, we should not let our sense of security stop us from being prepared. Dissent In their editorial response to recent acts of terror and gun violence, the majority readily assumes that guns would enhance campus security and that the University should respond to America’s prevailing gun culture with more guns. Arming Public Safety officers would not enhance Princeton’s campus safety but compromise it by increasing the chances that a firearm is mishandled

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and by changing students’ relationship with Public Safety. While we recognize that sworn Public Safety officers would undergo regular gun training, we also recognize that access to guns on campus, even in a secure arsenal, could lead to the misuse of weaponry. As Princeton is not situated in an area that regularly experiences violent crimes that necessitate campus or Princeton police to respond with lethal force, it is more likely that a situation would arise in which a gun would inadvertently harm an innocent person rather than defend someone. This risk alone is reason enough to minimize the presence of guns on campus. If an on-campus emergency necessitated an armed response, Princeton police, dispatched from the local station about a mile away, would most certainly respond in a timely manner. Moreover, the majority underestimates how the presence of even stored weapons might fundamentally change the student body’s relationship with Public Safety. Misunderstanding among students of Public Safety’s arms-carrying policy and fear of encountering an armed Public Safety officer could easily make students reticent to reach out to officers in the case of an emergency. Finally, the majority fails to consider how arming Public Safety officers, even under the strictest of policies, would situate the University as a participant within the U.S.’s prevailing gun culture. As an unsafe and underregulated culture that promotes violence over protecting individuals, the U.S.’s gun culture needs to be curtailed rather than supported. Princeton should not be contributing to this gun culture with more guns, but instead focusing its resources on other methods that can promote campus safety without resorting to the use of arms. Signed, Cara Eckholm ’14, Daphna Le Gall ’15, Christina Campodonico ’13 Andrew Tsukamoto ’15 abstained


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university president’s life is not a happy one. True, it comes with a high salary, a splendid residence and even a really good cook — the latter, perhaps, more of a rarity in Princeton than the other advantages. But the president of Princeton is confronted by unreasonable demands on every side. He or she must range the world in search of lavish donations and strategic alliances and deal with local crises that are as all-consuming as they are unpredictable; support a faculty, a staff and a student body who treat their access to extraordinary resources as ordinary, even banal, and constantly want more; make strategic decisions while wise guys scoff; and stay affable and accessible to everyone in our community. Meanwhile the rest of us grumble — as a senior colleague of mine once memorably did, seeing the president turning the pages of a book in the U-Store: “Why is that man reading? He should be out on the road getting us money.” And then there are the outside critics who want to know why the president is not emulating his or her predecessors of a former golden age and climbing the bully pulpit to tell America … well, whatever they used to tell America. Endless, hair-graying work, constant fires to put out and a regular drumbeat of complaint from bystanders who think the president should just don

Bothering the President a superhero suit and fix the problems immediately: Not a fun combination, any more than it was in the 1930s, when Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia would call my father, then a newspaper columnist, down to City Hall, throw him a big key ring and say, “Here! I’m leaving! You show how you can do it better.”

Like every colleague I’ve spoken with, I’m delighted to see Chris Eisgruber become the president of Princeton. He knows the problems and prospects of higher education as well as anyone in America. He pays extraordinarily close attention to the vast range of details, many of them seemingly trivial, which make a university work. He even supports so esoteric and old-fashioned a cause as the university library — an institution that is in decline at most institutions and vanishing entirely at some of them. But as one of The Daily Princetonian’s designated faculty grumps, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t do my little bit to add to his troubles. So here goes. In an interview with Princeton Alumni Weekly and in other statements, the provost has made clear his concern for issues from enhancing diversity in the student

body (kudos to him for mentioning the Graduate School in this connection) to measuring the impact of a Princeton education. But a couple of issues that he didn’t mention remain on my mind. Princeton tries to be both a great college, devoted to a particular community, and a great university, devoted to scholarship, science and the world. It’s never been easy to meet both goals at the same time. Competing for position in the piranha pools of the academic world means fighting to hire and retain top talent (even during an academic depression, the best are in demand), and then encouraging those who are hired to push their research programs as fast and hard as they can. Building a local culture that emphasizes engagement with students at every level means emphasizing — and training faculty to emphasize — a rather different set of priorities. How well is Princeton managing to square this circle? And what plans do we have for doing so in the future, as our researchers in every field engage, even more intensively than in the past, with colleagues around the world as well as with students at home? Princeton stands out from its sister institutions for its small scale and intimacy: Faculty and students here have traditionally had direct individual access, when they needed it, to members of the administration. This quality is as precious as it is distinctive. But Princeton also

stands out for its extreme centralization. Professors play a major role in administration, in their departments and on university committees. University governance is another matter. The University faculty as a whole is too large to work effectively on most issues, and we lack the smaller faculty bodies, elected or appointive, which at some sister institutions meet regularly to consider, for example, such matters as the larger shape of curricula. The advantages of this system are obvious: Decisions can be made quickly, and no one has to listen to professors singing Groucho Marx’s great song from “Horse Feathers,” “Whatever it is, I’m against it.” But there are disadvantages as well — especially when it comes to mustering professorial energies to deal creatively with local problems. It would be reassuring to learn that Chris Eisgruber is thinking about new ways to work with the faculty, not just through ad hoc committees, but also in ways that could encourage participation and breed the enthusiasm that nothing else can produce. As for reading books — well, I for one hope that our new president can still find time to do that, occasionally. As long as he doesn’t throw me the keys to Nassau Hall ... Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History. He can be reached at

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in touch with University administrators, including Joe Ramirez ’ 07 of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, during the incident. “We are in contact with the bus company to find out details on what happened with that bus driver and how this situation can be avoided in the future. And we are potentially seeking remuneration from the bus company for the incident,” recently elected Class of 2016 treasurer Richard Lu ’16 explained. The bus company contracted for the trip was First Student Busing. Students who weren’t able to board received an email from the Class of 2016 Class Council stating that the students would receive a full refund for the price of their tickets for the event, which cost $25. Lu explained that the students would be refunded the ticket price cut of Class Council’s accounts, regardless of whether the Council received any remuneration from the cruise company. Stoneman said that, despite the unfortunate turn that the night took for some, feedback from the event’s roughly 400 attendees had been “overwhelmingly positive.” “This was overall a success of a night, but we are incredibly, incredibly sorry about this unfortunate event. But overall the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,” Stoneman explained. Lee said the Council would be meeting personally with the students who were not able to board the cruise and that the Council was hoping to arrange another event for the 40 students. Emily Wang ’16, who attended the event, said she

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enjoyed it. “It was nice. There was food, there was a dance f loor where everyone could go and dance. You could go out and look at the sights,” Wang said. Wang said the bus she rode also got lost during the trip, but that it arrived at about 12:30 a.m. and its passengers were still able to board the cruise. She said they stayed on the boat until about 2:00 a.m.

“This was overall a success of a night, but we are incredibly, incredibly sorry about this unfortunate event.” Molly Stoneman ’16 class of 2016 council member

The students attending the event were carried in 11 buses that began leaving campus at 10 p.m. that evening. The buses left in staggered departures to allow for the students to be checked as they boarded for alcohol possession, Class Council member Justin Ziegler ’16 explained. The bus that arrived last was the sixth or seventh to leave, he said. Nabeel Sarwar ’16, one of the students who missed the boat, said the bus originally got behind its schedule when it stopped at a rest stop because one student needed to use the restroom. Sarwar said he thought that a few other buses stopped along with theirs, so this stop could not have been the determining factor that caused them to miss the

cruise. The bus, along with others, was further delayed by highway traffic. When the bus was very near its destination, it became separated from the two buses ahead of it as the buses were searching for the correct entrance to access the port. The bus driver then parked in a location from which the students could not access the boat’s port. The bus’s captain, James Weldon ’16, explained that the students were dropped off in an area from which they could see the boat in its dock. The 40 students found that they were separated by a gate from the port where the cruise liner was docked. When some students attempted to climb the gate, they were chastised by a boat owner nearby who believed they were trespassing and threatened to call the police. Then the group saw the cruise liner pull away, Sarwar explained. “We tell him, ‘What’s going on? ... That’s our cruise right there. Can you please help us out? ’ And as we’re talking to him, the boat leaves,” Sarwar explained. “So now we’re f lipping out.” Then Weldon called Lee, who he said had not been aware that the final bus of students had not been able to board the cruise. When Weldon learned that they could not board the boat, he asked the students on the bus whether they wanted to return to Princeton directly. They left the dock area at 1:40 a.m. or 1:45 am, Weldon said. The bus driver took them to a McDonald’s on the way back to Princeton, where the students purchased food. The students returned to Princeton at around 3 a.m. News Editor Anastasya LloydDamnjanovic contributed reporting for this article.

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erendum based on the meetings, lunches, phone calls I’ve taken,” Honor Committee chair Antonia Hyman ’13 said. “I’m glad that the student body voted for it. The Committee tries to represent and ref lect the student body.” Hyman said the change would provide more f lexibility for the committee and a better sense of what the student body wants. She added that the Committee has been engaged with students for

“At the end of the day, we’re students too.” Luchi Mmegwa ’14 over a year regarding this change and “wanted to get it moving along.” She explained that this issue didn’t just “pop up out of nowhere” and that it has been on the Committee’s radar for a while. “The committee listens to what the student body

thinks and wants,” Hyman said. “We even invited students to talk to us.” Kiana Amirahmadi ’16 said she views the Honor Code change as “comforting and more reasonable.” Honor Committee clerk Luchi Mmegwa ’14 said he was happy to hear about the outcome of the vote. He said he was pleased to see something that both the Honor Committee and the student body agree upon. “At the end of the day, we’re students too,” Mmegwa said. “We are trying to show how open the committee is to the student body.”



Princeton students celebrated Earth Day with musical performances and free ice cream and pizza.

CORRECTION Correction: Due to an editing error, the April 25 article “Humanities hold steady” misstated the class year of Naimah Hakim ’15. Due to a production error, the April 25 article “The COMBO Series: Campus almost evenly split between religious and nonreligious students, survey finds” contained an incorrect byline. The article was written by staff writers Kristen McNierney and Loully Saney. The ‘Prince’ regrets the errors.

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a wide-open Rigler, who launched the ball into the right side of the cage to give the Tigers a lead they would not surrender. Princeton’s narrow win in the semifinal round came one day after the Tigers comfortably defeated George Washington in the first round of the tournament by a score of 16-3. Freshman utility Diana Murphy led

the Tigers with four goals in that win and Johnson had 10 saves. The Tigers will find out Monday night what team they will face in the first round of the NCAA tournament, which will take place from May 10-12 in Boston. Last year, when Princeton made the tournament for the first time in program history, they lost to No. 3 USC in the first round but defeated Iona in a consolation match before falling in the fifthplace game.

the general manager of the Chiefs, John Dorsey, dialing Catapano’s number. “Mr. Dorsey, when he called me, was like ‘I’ve just got one question: Do you want to board the big red train?’ ” Catapano said. “And I said, ‘Hell yeah.’ ” Catapano was considered a long shot to be drafted at first, but a solid East-West Shrine Game and a subsequent Pro Day at Princeton earned him the interest of several NFL teams, including the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants. Kansas City was not one of those teams.

After three seasons of outstanding individual effort but sub-par performances by Princeton teams, Catapano, a two-year co-captain, helped lead the Tigers’ resurgence last season. He led the team and the Ivy League with 12 sacks, and his 1.2 sacks per game mark was second-best in the FCS. Like Princeton at the start of Catapano’s collegiate career, Kansas City finished last season at the bottom of the league. The Chiefs went 2-14 last season, earning the number-one pick of this year’s draft with the worst record in the NFL. They are now in rebuilding mode, guided by new head coach Andy Reid, who comes to Kansas City after hold-

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Junior midfielder Sarah Lloyd beat her defender oneon-one and netted her first goal of the game with a hard shot from far out. Lloyd also contributed five ground balls, seven draw controls and four caused turnovers. The Lions changed their keeper for the third time with 21 minutes left to play. Slifer earned her fourth point of the game with an assist to freshman midfielder Anya Gersoff to put the Tigers ahead 10-4. Over a sixminute period, however, the visitors strung together four unanswered goals to bring the game back within reach. After a timeout, the Tigers retook the field ready to take the game back and scored four goals of their own in four minutes. The Nittany Lions set up a double team, but Slifer was able to pass over the top to an unguarded Lloyd, who scored. The next

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goal came during transition when Ellis fed McMunn, who was open on the crease and finished low. Despite being down a player, the Tigers were able to score again when Ellis rolled past her defender on

“Our seniors really have been amazing this year both on and off the field.” Junior Caroline Franke the goal line to net her fourth of the game. The fourth goal in the run also came off of a transition and a series of quick passes ended with Ellis connecting with McMunn. With seven seconds left on the clock, the Nittany Lions sent in a final goal. The score ended 14-9 in favor of Prince-

ton. “With their comeback, they started to get a little momentum off of draws, so we just really wanted to focus on winning the draw and stopping their fast break,” McMunn said. “We did a good job of playing through their momentum swing, making stops on defense and finishing our shots on the other end, and that let us get some of that momentum back.” Next weekend, the Tigers compete in the Ivy League tournament. Seeded at No. 2, Princeton will face off against Dartmouth on Friday night in a rematch of last weekend’s game, which the Tigers won 15-13. The finals will be held on Sunday against either host University of Pennsylvania or Cornell. “We are really excited for the Ivy tournament, especially coming off of this big win,” Franke said. “We can’t wait to play Dartmouth again, and it’ll be an exciting week building up to this weekend.”


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Princeton added one more goal at the end of the game, making the final score 17-11. The match was the first of two games that made up the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at MetLife Stadium. The Tigers have played at least one match in an NFL stadium every year since 2007. The Tigers are 5-5 in those games, including a double-overtime loss and an overtime win, and are 7-8 all-time in NFL stadiums. The game was followed by another matchup between top10 teams in which No. 7 Syracuse rolled over No. 1 Notre Dame. The Tigers will travel to Ithaca on Friday for the semifinals of the Ivy League tournament. If Princeton fails to beat Cornell and win the tournament, the Tigers will have to hope to get an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The game begins on Friday at 8 p.m.

ing the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coaching job since 1999. Catapano says he sees a connection between his old Princeton team and his new NFL team. “I just see a clean slate, a chance for me to make my impression on the league. We had to really work hard to change the attitude and belief and really the whole mindset at Princeton so we could start winning some games,” he said. “I can’t wait to bring the lessons that I learned to Kansas City.” The star defensive end has said he has no problem with moving to linebacker in the NFL, as Reid is likely to want him to do. Catapano says he is versatile and that

his new role as a “rush-type linebacker” will not be all that different from what he did in college. “That’s such a fun position. What I do well is I passrush,” he said. Catapano was the third Ivy Leaguer to be drafted this weekend, as Cornell’s J.C. Tretter and Harvard’s Kyle Juszczyk both went in the fourth round to the Green Bay Packers and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively. Catapano will report to camp in Kansas City on May 9 but will be in Princeton to enjoy his graduation. He is not sure, however, if he will be able to stick around for Reunions. “I have a job now that I have to honor,” he said.

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he diving team is one of the hidden delights of Princeton. Just as mathematicians sit high atop Fine Hall twisting Greek letters into abstract beauty most of us will never know, the men of the Princeton diving team toil high above the water of DeNunzio Pool, endlessly f lipping, tucked away in the far southeast corner of campus. This semester, I had the opportunity to photograph their hidden world. I spent about six hours over two practices with the team shooting the divers above and below the water. It was interesting to see the quiet camaraderie that comes from a small team and a mostly solitary sport. The team has just five divers. The practices aren’t frantic; there is little running up ladders trying to jam in as many dives as possible. There’s a focused, meditative calm — diving is clearly a mental sport. But, as freshman Noam Altman-Kurosaki says, this is also very clearly a team. “We’re all really close ... It’s a lot more fun because everyone’s really supportive. We always help each other out if we need to.” Every time someone dives, there is someone else to greet him at the edge of the pool. Divers: freshman Noam Altman-Kurosaki, sophomore Michael Manhard, junior Mark O’Connell, seniors Stevie Vines and Chris Kelly.


ost people when they dive — like, not actual divers — will just go in the water and try to stay in a streamline going into the water until the dive is over. What we try to do is immediately when we hit the water, we’ll swim with our hands to try to create a hole within the water and try to suck ourselves in, and then you basically bend your hips as soon as your legs start going in the water and you flip over. And what that does is it gives you time to not only get your whole body through the water, but as soon as you get your whole body through the water, you stop your motion going down, and what that does is it basically creates suction going into the water and it makes you have no splash.” - sophomore Michael Manhard

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love how technical it is. Not everyone approaches the sport in the technical way, but just from my coaching growing up and everything, that’s how I was raised to view the sport. I really love thinking of all the little things that have to go just right. Diving requires an incredible amount of precise control of your body, so just talking with my coach and my teammates about every minor little technical thing can make a big difference.” - senior Stevie Vines

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Catapano drafted by Kansas City Chiefs By Stephen Wood sports editor

Senior defensive end Mike Catapano, a three-time All-Ivy honoree and last season’s Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, became the first Princeton player to be selected in the NFL draft since 2001 on Saturday, when the Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the first pick of the seventh round. At 207th overall, he was drafted higher than any

Tiger since Jon Schultheis ’83, who was drafted 182nd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles. The pick came near the end of the three-day draft process. Catapano waited in his home in Bayville, N.Y., with friends and family as his agent talked with teams and the draft dragged on. During that time, he said, he focused on remaining calm and controlling what he could. “You kind of get used to

the waiting and, honestly, the nervousness, throughout the whole process,” he said. At one point, what could have been a life-changing phone call turned out to be a friend asking for directions. “We were waiting on this — I think it was a Green Bay pick or something like that — my phone rang, and I wanted to kill my friend,” Catapano said. Later on, however, it was See FOOTBALL page 7


Senior defensive end Mike Catapano was the 207th overall pick in the NFL draft over the weekend.

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For the second consecutive year, the No. 11 women’s water polo team won the CWPA Eastern Championship, defeating the hosts No. 18 Michigan 7-5 in the title game. With the win, the Tigers (26-5 overall, 5-0 CWPA Southern) will make a return trip to the NCAA tournament after making their first-ever appearance last year. Both Princeton and Michigan (20-14, 3-1 CWPA Western) got out to quick starts, with each team scoring three goals in the first period. From there the Tigers’ defense shut down the Wolverines’ attack, while the offense scored three more goals to give Princeton a 6-3 lead going into the final period. Michigan’s comeback attempt added two goals, but the Tigers would counter with a goal of their own to put the game out

of reach for the Wolverines. Freshman goalie Ashleigh Johnson made 15 crucial saves in the winning effort, while sophomore utilities Camille Hooks, Jessie Holechek, Taylor Dunstan, junior utility Katie Rigler and senior center Saranna Soroka all scored for the Tigers. Johnson and Rigler were named to the alltournament team, with Johnson also being selected as rookie of the tournament and Rigler as the MVP. Rigler was vital to the Tigers in their semifinal match against No. 17 Hartwick College (29-13, 4-0 CWPA Northern). The junior scored four goals — including a last-minute goal in doubleovertime to propel the Tigers into the title game against No. 18 Michigan, which had just upset Indiana, the tournament’s number-one seed. Nonetheless, the thrilling victory over the Hawks was a team effort, as the Tigers

needed to climb back from a 10-6 hole with just over seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Rigler started the comeback with two back-to-back goals to bring the game within two with just over five minutes left on the clock. Holechek and senior attack Brittany Zwirner quickly followed up with a goal apiece to even the score at 10 with 2:24 to go. The Tigers were then able to hold off the Hawks thanks largely to the play of Soroka, who stole the ball and drew an ejection on Hartwick’s Allison Kosich to break up the Hawks’ possession and to send the game into overtime. After a scoreless first overtime period, Holechek put the Tigers up 11-10 in the second overtime, but Hartwick responded just 18 seconds later with a goal of its own to tie the score again. Then, with a minute remaining, senior attack Rachele Gyorffy found See W. W-POLO page 9

By Damir Golac associated sports editor

The No. 12 men’s lacrosse team suffered its biggest loss of the year, losing 17-11 to No. 4 Cornell in its final game of the regular season. The game drops the Tigers to 8-5 on the season and 3-3 in the Ivy League, giving them the fourth and CORNELL 17 final seed in the Ivy League tournament PRINCETON 11 that will take place this weekend. The Tigers will now have to face the Big Red again in the first round of the tournament, this time in Ithaca, N.Y. The Tigers started the game slowly, not scoring a single goal in the first quarter while allowing three Cornell goals. Rob Pannell scored the first two for the Big Red and would finish the game with five goals and four assists for a total of nine points, tying his season high. Turnovers were a problem for the Tigers, as they allowed seven in the first frame, almost as many as they did for the rest of the game. Cornell goalie A.J. Fiore also came up huge for the Big Red, as he stopped all four shots he faced in that quarter. The Tigers had not been held scoreless for an entire quarter since the first period against Penn on March 16. The one bright spot from the period

was that Princeton won all four face-offs, something the team would need to continue doing if it was to get back in the game. The Tigers finally managed to get on the board early in the second period when sophomore attack Mike MacDonald snuck the ball past Fiore on the Tigers’ 10th shot of the game. Cornell would respond quickly and mightily, however, going on to score the next five goals for an 8-1 lead halfway through the second quarter. Goals by junior midfielder Tom Schreiber and freshman midfielder Jake Froccaro got the Tigers within five, but the Big Red added on one final goal before the quarter ended to take a 9-3 lead into the half. Cornell scored another goal early in the third period before the Tigers finally built some momentum by scoring three straight goals, including a pair by MacDonald on man-up opportunities, to get the Tigers within four and make the game close. The game then became a very backand-forth affair, as the Tigers and Big Red interchanged goals until the score was 14-10 with less than six minutes to play. Cornell proceeded to score three unanswered goals to put the game out of reach. See M. LAX page 7


No. 18 Princeton upsets No. 6 Penn State By Beth Garcia senior writer


Sophomore attacker Erin McMunn had 3 goals and 3 assists Saturday.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in front of a packed stadium, the women’s lacrosse team pulled off an upset of No. 6 Penn State in its final game of the regular season, winning 14-9. The No. 18 Tigers (105 overall, 6-1 Ivy League) finish the PRINCETON 14 regular season undefeated on PENN STATE 9 their home turf. “I think the best way to describe our effort is as a complete effort,” sophomore attacker Erin McMunn said. “We played hard and fought for a full 60 minutes, and we played well all over the field. Everyone was focused and just executed everything. We played a very complete game, and that made the difference for us.” Before the game, the team’s five seniors were honored for their dedication and contributions to the team over the last four years. The game was also part of the team’s effort to raise awareness about autism. “Our seniors really have been amazing leaders this year both on and off the field, and as a result our team has become a really cohesive unit,” junior goalkeeper Caroline Franke said. Despite having the advantage in nearly every statistical category, the Nittany Lions were unable to over-

come a fast and talented Princeton squad. Penn State had a 29-21 advantage in shots, grabbed one more ground ball and one more draw control than the Tigers and had eight fewer turnovers than Princeton. However, the Nittany Lions’ two goalies combined for only four saves, while Franke matched her career best with an impressive 13 stops for Princeton to carry her team to victory. “Franke was huge for us in this win,” McMunn said. “She played lights-out on Saturday, and we were able to take energy from the way she played. She was huge for us, and we’re so happy for her.” The Tigers jumped out to a fourgoal lead in the first period of the game, and maintained control of the game for the remainder of the half. Senior attacker Sam Ellis struck first with a high shot unassisted and quickly followed up with a second score off of a hard drive to goal. McMunn sent a feed from behind the cage to sophomore midfielder Erin Slifer, who caught the ball and sent it low past Penn State’s keeper to put the Tigers ahead by three after 10 minutes of play. Three minutes later, Slifer converted a second opportunity with a hard and high shot from the outside. Halfway through the first half, Penn State scored its first goal of the game. Princeton answered back

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD Women’s water polo headed to Eastern Championships this weekend while baseball and softball wrapped up their seasons. Here’s how they did:

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with a McMunn goal from around the crease. McMunn assisted the next goal, sending a pass from behind to Ellis, who caught it and finished to earn a hat trick in just under 20 minutes of play. The visitors scored the final goal of the half off of another crease roll and shot into the high corner. The score was 6-2 at the half, with Princeton having maintained a comfortable lead throughout. “The best part about the game was that everyone worked together all over the field, and everyone really fought hard from the start of the game all the way through to the end,” Franke said. For the first 15 minutes of the second half, the teams took turns scoring. Penn State fired first in the opening minutes to start the half, proving that the Nittany Lions were going to do all they could to fight back. Junior attacker Mary-Kate Sivilli checked the ball away from the Nittany Lion’s keeper behind the net and sent a quick pass to Slifer, who was able to finish into an empty net for her third goal of the game. Penn State received a yellow card following the goal for rough play. Senior attacker Jaci Gassaway scored her 100th career goal with a quick-stick finish off of a crosscrease pass from McMunn, but Penn State answered back on the next play to bring the score to 8-4.




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