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News & Notes U. faculty inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences eight members of the University faculty were among the 198 named as fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, according to a University press release. The Academy recognizes fellows for their contributions to scholarship, science, the arts and public affairs. The elected University faculty are creative writing professor Jeffrey Eugenides, classics professor Robert Kaster, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Naomi Leonard, politics professor Stephen Macedo, computer science professor Jennifer Rexford, art and archaeology professor Yoshiaki Shimizu, philosophy professor Michael Smith and politics professor Leonard Wantchekon. The Academy was founded in 1780 with the purpose of cultivating “every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honour, dignity and happiness of a free, independent and virtuous people,” according to its website. Its members include over 250 Nobel laureates and over 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. This year’s fellows will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 12 in Cambridge, Mass.

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On a Saturday night in October 2011, Michael Stockwell, a self-proclaimed open-air preacher and the cofounder of Cross Country Evangelism, stationed himself on a sidewalk on Prospect Avenue. Mounted on an amplifier in between Ivy and Cottage Clubs and surrounded by a dozen of his fellow evangelical ministers, Stockwell preached and handed out Gospel tracts for the span of one hour as students wandered past. “You will stand before God guilty, and on that Day of Judgment the only thing you will get is the wrath of God. If you die with your sins, it will be too late! We are here to warn you!” he told students at one point. Similar messages were repeated throughout the night. His preaching quickly prompted multiple 911 calls as well as an altercation with the local police. Charges of disorderly conduct were eventually filed against him but later dismissed after seven hearings in the former Borough Municipal Court in March 2012. Princeton Borough and Princeton Township have since consolidated into one municipality. See STREET page 2


President-elect Eisgruber delivers a talk titled “Crossing Boundaries: Perspectives on Visits to Israel and Ramallah” at the CJL Tuesday evening. STUDENT LIFE

Proposal to rescind P/D/F fails By Anna Mazarakis staff writer

The USG Academics Committee’s proposal to create a policy allowing students to rescind a pass/D/fail election after viewing a final letter grade was unanimously voted down by the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing earlier this month. The unanimous decision came after Academics Committee chair Dillon Sharp ’14 and Class of 2014 senator and Academic Life Total Assess-

ment committee member John McNamara presented to the committee on April 17. “It’s dead; it’s not happening,” Sharp said. Had the Committee on Examination and Standing voted in favor of the proposal, the Faculty Advisory Committee on Policy would have also had to vote in its favor before the entire faculty would have the opportunity to approve it. The policy was one of the Academics Committee’s main priorities for the semester.

Sharp explained at the beginning of his tenure as chair that the policy change would encourage students to continue to work hard throughout the semester and give them the chance to improve their grade point averages if they ended up doing better in a class than previously expected. Claire Fowler, senior associate dean of the college and an ex officio member of the Committee on Examinations and Standing, noted that there was consensus in the committee’s discus-

sion to preserve the point of the University’s P/D/F option, which the committee believed was to encourage students not to worry about grades in a class. “The faculty really thought the point of the P/D/F policy was to permit students to take courses that they were interested in without regard to grades, and they felt that the new proposal was putting the grade anxiety back into the P/D/F category,” Fowler said. “There was a general See POLICY page 4



COS 126 drops P/D/F option

U. to begin search for Burstein’s successor

By Elizabeth Paul staff writer

The computer science department will implement a no-pass/D/fail policy for COS 126, 217 and 226 beginning in fall 2013. This policy change follows a dramatic increase in the number of computer science concentrators and rising enrollment in introductory courses. Over 55 percent of undergraduate students enroll in COS 126 during their undergraduate careers, according to Andrew Appel, computer science department chair. A total of 1,412 students enrolled in COS 126: General Computer

Science, COS 217: Introduction to Programming Systems, and COS 226: Algorithms and Data Structures during the 20122013 academic year. This spring semester, 382 students are enrolled in COS 126, putting it ahead of the famously large ECO 100: Introduction to Microeconomics, in which 187 students are enrolled according to the Registrar’s website. Appel explained that the computer science faculty made this decision “somewhat reluctantly” in an attempt to serve students in a manageable way, due to the strain that the large increase in student enrollment has placed on the department.

As of press time, only 99 students were enrolled in COS 126 for the fall 2013 semester. Registration is now open to the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Class of 2017 will not enroll in fall courses until September. The new policy was decided at a joint faculty meeting in December, where all members of the teaching staff met to discuss methods of addressing the rise in enrollment. While the department has increased staffing and will continue to do so, other resource limitations, including the number of undergraduate and graduate student assistants and office See COS page 3

By James Evans staff writer

Just after his appointment as the 20th president of the University, Christopher Eisgruber ’83 will lead the search for another key administrator, Executive Vice President Mark Burstein’s successor. Burstein announced in December that he would leave Princeton to become the president at Lawrence University, a liberal arts college located in Appleton, Wis. Eisgruber explained that,

as is the case whenever a high-level administrator position becomes available, the University would form a committee and contract an external firm to facilitate the search. “Right now, we are in the process of starting to put together the information we will need for a job description,” he said. “We’re talking to a search firm in preparation for retaining them, and I’m beginning to put a committee together.” He added that while he See VP page 5


Students gather for candlelight vigil for victims of Boston marathon bombing By Hannah Schoen staff writer


A vigil for bombing victims took place in Scudders Plaza on Monday.

Princeton students held a candlelight vigil at the Fountain of Freedom in Scudders Plaza for the victims of this month’s attacks on Boston on Monday evening from 9 to 11 p.m. The vigil served as a space of silence for members of the University and larger Princeton community who wanted to participate. “Our vision for it is just to have sort of an intentional space for people to come and to mourn if they want to and to really just heal and reflect and send positive thoughts to the survivors and victims and just the whole city of Boston,” Emily Chang ’16, the organizer of the event, said.

The vigil featured a donation box whose funds will go to a charity that helps survivors of the Boston attacks purchase prosthetic limbs along with a banner on which participants could write messages to specific individuals affected by the attacks or to the city of Boston as a whole. Chang said that it hasn’t been decided where the banner will be sent yet, but it will probably be sent to the city government of Boston. Hannah Miller ’16, who attended the vigil, said that she felt especially connected to the events that occurred in Boston as a member of the running community. “I’m a runner, so I felt especially connected with the things that happened,” Miller

said. “We just want to support the entire Boston community. I think that’s pretty much the biggest reason why we’re here and to show them that they’re not alone in this,” another attendee, Shirley Zhu ’16, said. Chang, the organizer, who is from Boston, explained that she came up with the idea on April 19, the day of the Watertown shootings, when she was reflecting on a candlelight vigil that the Worcester community had done a couple days beforehand. “I was thinking about how that must’ve been really nice, just to have that intentional space — community space — building community in the wake of tragedy, which I think See VIGIL page 4

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Stockwell is now countersuing the town of Princeton, as well as nine of its officials, in federal court for allegedly violating his First Amendment rights. According to a copy of the suit, Stockwell had been preaching that night “that drinking and fornication were sinful and that people should repent in order to be saved through the grace of Jesus Christ.” At the center of the dispute is a local noise ordinance, established in the 1970s, which prohibits the broadcast of loud noises on public streets without the prior approval of the Princeton Council. Part of the ordinance forbids the use of an amplifier after 8 p.m. A permit has to be issued by the municipality if the noise exceeds 55 decibels. Although Stockwell had no permit that night, the police officers did not use any noisemeasuring device, according to multiple records reviewed for this article. Nevertheless, officers repeatedly told Stockwell and his supporters that he was in violation of the noise ordinance. The evangelists were quick to reply, however, quoting judicial precedents and alleging that the local ordinance was unconstitutional. One of Stockwell’s supporters, Michael Marcavage, even pulled out a binder full of case law to illustrate his point to the officers on hand. Unmoved by Marcavage’s assertions, police issued a summons against Stockwell at the end of the night for using an amplifier without a permit. However, after a reconsideration of the case, charges of disorderly conduct were filed by one of the responding officers almost three weeks later. The narrative of the night, reconstructed using a number of public records obtained by The Daily Princetonian under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act, highlights the difficulties

police officers face when forced to make quick judgment calls, as well as issues surrounding freedom of speech. These records include police investigation reports, 911 calls, police radio transmissions, a video recording from one of the police officer’s cars, federal court documents and transcripts from the court hearings held at Princeton immediately following the original incident. Stockwell did not respond to a request for comment for this article. This is not the first time Stockwell has been involved in this sort of incident. Along with the cofounder of Cross Country Evangelism, pastor Robert Gray, Stockwell has been participating in open-air street preaching for the past two years across America, Europe and Jamaica. According to his organization’s website, the preachers sleep mostly in people’s homes and obtain food through donations. They have had previous runins with law enforcement as well. Stockwell and Marcavage were involved in an incident over the July 4 weekend three years ago at the University of Pennsylvania, when both were asked to vacate the vicinity of the Masjid al-Jamia mosque after preaching boisterously at practicing Muslims. Marcavage was arrested at the scene. Marcavage has since accused one of the officers of assault, according to federal court records. In addition, he alleges that the police tampered with evidence by erasing footage of the arrest caught on his video camera. More recently, in April 2012, Stockwell and Marcavage were also arrested for handing out religious pamphlets in downtown Syracuse, N.Y. The two preachers then filed federal lawsuits against the Syracuse police officers who arrested them, again alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated. The three cases are being handled by Michael Daily, Jr., a lawyer who specializes in First

Amendment rights. Daily is affiliated with The Rutherford Institute, an civil liberties organization providing free legal services. “The Cottage,” “the Colonial” and “the Charter” The Borough police received the first of many phone calls about a disturbance on Prospect Avenue at 11:03 p.m. that night, according to testimony presented by officer Luis Navas, one of the on-duty responders at the time, at one of Stockwell’s hearings. The caller reported an unidentified male standing on a box and yelling into a bullhorn. Both items were later correctly identified as an amplifier and a microphone, respectively. One of the first callers was a member of the Class of 2012, who first heard the yelling as she left Charter Club after watching a movie with other eating club members. As she walked down Prospect Avenue toward Washington Road, she noticed the crowd surrounding Stockwell, got out her cell phone and dialed Public Safety. Public Safety directed her call to the Borough police. “There is one guy standing on, well, a box, screaming about something,” the student said, according to a recording of the 911 call. By then, the Borough police had already received multiple reports from unidentified callers about Stockwell’s preaching. As the night wore on, the callers got progressively more agitated, Robert Voorhees, the dispatcher on call that night, told the Princeton court. “I have to complain; this guy sucks; he’s on Prospect Street,” one of the callers said. “Tell him to shut up; we’ve had enough of him. He sucks.” It is unclear from the records exactly where on Prospect Avenue Stockwell stood. The member of the Class of 2012 said in her testimony that she saw him outside of Cottage, while other callers positioned him outside of Ivy and Colonial.

This detail elicited bewilderment in Stockwell’s later municipal court hearing. The prosecution and the defense, unfamiliar with the eating club system, expressed confusion as to where “the Colonial” was located in relation to “the Cottage.” The misunderstanding prompted the student, who was asked to participate as a witness, to request a map of Prospect Avenue for the attorneys to consult. Not a silent night At the time of the incident, Navas was monitoring the neighborhood and heard the commotion from his vehicle, stationed about 100 feet away. According to video footage from Navas’ patrol car, he arrived with fellow officer Christopher Donnelly at around 11:17 p.m. that night, almost 15 minutes after the student’s call. Perplexed as to how to approach the situation, Navas radioed his supervisor Sergeant Carol Raymond. “This man is standing on a soap box screaming through a megaphone,” Navas said to Raymond. It was later clarified that Stockwell was actually standing on an amplifier and preaching through a microphone. Previous 911 callers also inaccurately portrayed Stockwell as standing on a stack of milk crates. Navas approached Marcavage, one of the Stockwell’s fellow evangelists, and asked to see his permit to use an amplifier. Earlier that day, Stockwell’s evangelical group had called the Borough Police Department, requesting a permit to use an amplifier during his preaching that night, according to court transcripts. At the time, Raymond had picked up the call and replied that she did not have the authority to issue such permits. She told them to direct their call to the Borough clerk or administrator for their request. However, as Stockwell continued to shout his religious message, Marcavage told Officer Navas that the noise ordinance was unconstitutional and that the students didn’t have to listen to Stockwell’s message if they found it offensive. “You have put an outright ban on our speech,” Marcavage told him. “Would you shut down that party if I made a phone call to shut it down? This is a public street.” He also pulled out a binder full of case law and started walking Navas through previous Supreme Court hearings on freedom of speech. Stockwell continued to use the microphone until about 11:47 p.m., although Marcavage had turned the volume down about 10 minutes earlier. While Marcavage handled the discussion throughout the night, Stockwell kept on preaching. “I don’t mean to butt in, but he’s saying he is turning it down for now, but later when the clubs are going, he wants to be able to turn it louder to be effective,” one of the other preachers told the police. Music coming from the nearby eating clubs can be heard in the video footage after midnight. Navas then contacted his supervisor once again for assistance, and Raymond instructed

him to tell Stockwell that he needed a permit for the noise. “I’m trying to tell him that, and again he’s talking about the Constitution,” Navas told Raymond through this police radio. “I think you want to talk to him.” When Marcavage finally turned off the microphone, Stockwell’s preaching continued, this time using his voice alone. Some students covered their ears and crossed over to the other side of the street to avoid Stockwell. Other students began arguing back loudly at Stockwell’s religious message. “Have you read the Bible? Have you read it? Nobody reads Scripture!” Stockwell replied to the arguing students. “What’s a Christian? What do you mean by ‘Christian’?” Navas was then informed that the police department had received five more calls relating to Stockwell’s preaching. Despite the insistent complaints, Navas initially said that he was not going to issue Stockwell a ticket since he had complied with the Borough’s noise ordinance by turning off the microphone. “The order is unconstitutional; you are not even measuring the volume level,” another preacher said. “I don’t care; you don’t have a permit to be here,” Raymond said, who had just arrived on the scene slightly past 11:50 p.m. Raymond noted at the court hearings that some of the students were becoming alarmed, stating that some of the females in particular were staying as far away from Stockwell as possible. Although Stockwell had turned off the amplifier, he was “shouting at the top of his lungs,” according to Raymond. “You’re pushing your opinion on someone without just letting them listen,” Raymond shouted at the still-preaching Stockwell that night. “Just talk to them like you’re talking to me.” Marcavage responded that their message needed to be heard in order to be effective. The preachers also expressed confusion as to what behavior was and was not permitted. Meanwhile, Raymond, Navas and Donnelly debated whether or not to charge Stockwell. A little after midnight, after much discussion, Raymond ordered Navas to issue a summons against Stockwell for his previous violation of the noise ordinance. The group of preachers left Prospect Avenue shortly after. A preacher’s day in court and a countersuit Almost three weeks later, on Oct. 26, 2011, Navas dismissed the noise ordinance summons and mailed Stockwell a charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly “engaging in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior.” At around the same time, Navas was completing his investigation report into the incident. Daily, the lawyer representing Stockwell, explained that the escalation in charges was “more irksome than anything.” Daily said he had come to expect this type of action from law enforcement officials, who are often granted leeway in issuing charges at the scene for


the purposes of mollifying the situation. Daily filed a complaint with the town, stating that this change in offense was issued and authorized by Navas’ superiors in the Police Department and by executive members of the Public Safety Committee. The town denied this allegation. However, in his court testimony on March 5, 2012, Navas stated that he was advised by his commanding officers to withdraw the noise ordinance charge in favor of the disorderly conduct statute. Stockwell appeared in municipal court on seven separate occasions to defend himself. Once the prosecution rested, Daily moved for a motion to dismiss. The court granted this motion in April 2012. Since being granted the motion to dismiss, Stockwell has sued nine former Borough officials for violating his rights to freedom of speech and religion. Stockwell hopes to gain compensation for the “emotional distress” he experienced that night. When asked what type of emotional distress Stockwell endured, Daily replied that it was “of the garden variety.” The town has denied Stockwell’s allegations of emotional distress and has affirmed the constitutionality of the noise ordinance for which Stockwell was originally charged that night. Daily maintains that Stockwell was on a public street and that the eating clubs were using similar amplification devices to play music. However, the member of the Class of 2012 stated in her testimony that the noises generated by the eating clubs never reached Stockwell’s volume. “People don’t like to receive the Christian message,” Daily said. “It’s not very popular, and that’s what this is really all about.” In the suit, Daily argued that the revised charge was issued and authorized by Navas’ superiors in the Police Department and by executive members of the Public Safety Committee. The town denied this allegation in its official response. Daily also disagreed with the intentions of the 911 callers. “If you disagree with what someone is saying, rather than calling the police, you go over to Stockwell and tell him he’s full of crap,” Daily said. “That’s the way the First Amendment envisioned things would go.” According to the student’s testimony, she said that she did not disagree with Stockwell’s message and that she was only complaining about the noise he was making. Daily asserted that the student’s statement about being bothered by the volume of Stockwell’s preaching was a “pretext” and noted that if the noise had really offended the student, she could have taken a more circuitous route. “Why walk right past him if the noise was really oppressive and really bothering you?” Daily asked rhetorically. Nevertheless, Daily said that the outcome of the case is “virtually impossible to predict” and that it will depend largely upon a jury’s determination. The federal court trial began on Tuesday, April 30 with a discovery hearing.

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CORRECTION Due to an editing error, the April 29 story “Eisgrubers and dog scheduled to move into Lowrie House in Jan. 2014” misstated the painter and the location of Eisgruber’s favorite painting. It was painted by George Inness, and it currently hangs in Nassau Hall. The ‘Prince’ regrets the error.

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space, forced the faculty to look to other means of addressing the high enrollments, Appel explained. “It’s not a matter of just waving one magic wand that will solve the whole problem,” Appel said. Computer science professor Robert Sedgewick, who contributed to the development and teaching of COS 126 and 226, explained that the computer science department has put offers out for four new professors and will be looking to hire more lecturers. Other options to address rising enrollments included limiting enrollments, increasing precept sizes and reducing office hour availability, all of which “didn’t seem right,” Sedgewick explained. Though decision was not controversial among faculty, Appel explained, faculty members discussing the options recognized both the pros and cons of implementing a no-

P/D/F policy. “The cons are that we really want to be open to everyone who wants to take computer science and we understand that some people aren’t sure about whether they’re going to be able to do it, so eliminating the P/D/F option certainly has some disadvantages,” Appel said. While the policy is aimed at addressing rising enrollment rates, Sedgewick also explained that the rising number of students taking computer science courses P/D/F had become “a drain on the resources.” “Some staff members gave the opinion that they thought that there were some students who were abusing the P/D/F system and soaking up a lot of time,” Sedgewick said. “They would come and they would spend a lot of time at office hours and wouldn’t prepare otherwise, and so they wouldn’t really understand what’s going on.” Additionally, Sedgewick explained that the P/D/F option went against the overarching goals of COS 126. While instruc-

tors of the course try to instill the idea that everyone can learn computer science, he said the P/D/F option spread a message of “well, maybe you can’t.” “Personally, I’m happy to see it go,” Sedgewick said. Sedgewick explained he thought that grades in the introductory courses would be higher overall, as more resources were concentrated on students who were taking the course under the grading option. “The ones at the bottom of the curve are dragging everything down in terms of taking up the precept time,” Sedgewick said. “If you take out the students who aren’t taking the course seriously, then other students should do better.” Five years ago, the enrollment in COS 126 was almost exclusively engineers, who are not permitted to take the course under the P/D/F option, but an increasing number of students are recognizing the importance of computer science, Appel said. As more students enroll in the course as an elective, he explained that the number of stu-

dents taking the classes P/D/F “will naturally go up.” During the 2007-08 academic year, only 2 percent of students elected the P/D/F option for COS 126, 226 and 217, but during the 2012 calendar year about 14 percent of COS 126 and 7 percent of COS 226 students elected the P/D/F option. Sedgewick noted that during the 2012-13 academic year, over 400 students completed the introductory computer science course sequence, qualifying them for entrance to the computer science department, and he said he did not expect this interest to diminish. The department has no interest in reducing the number of majors and, instead, would like to enlarge the teaching faculty, said Sedgewick. Appel said that he expected the no-P/D/F policy to stay in place for a while as a method of addressing rising enrollments in the department’s introductory courses. Konstantinos Koutras ’16 is currently enrolled in COS 126. Although he was initially aware of the option to P/D/F

the course, he ultimately did not elect the P/D/F option and is now considering a concentration in computer science. Koutras also noted that several of his classmates considered the P/D/F option as they were enrolling in the course. “I’m not sure I would have

taken it if it were no-P/D/F, just because it is so intimidating for so many people who haven’t had previous exposure to computer science,” Koutras said. “But now I know I like it so much that I definitely want to take more classes in the department.”


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is really the best and only way you can deal with something so terrible that happened,” she said. Chang added that the support she had received from her family and friends helped her to cope with the shootings and that she wanted the vigil to provide a channel for others to find support. “I thought there might be other Princetonians here who either haven’t had as positive an experience as me or who also just want to have a very specific time and place for thinking about this,” Chang explained.

Chang explained that she had a very personal connection to the tragedies in Boston. The bombings took place in front of a library where she used to do her homework, which is only a couple of metro stops away from her house. Though her parents were out of town at the time of the bombings, Chang said she was nervous for her sister, who was in Boston at the time. “I was horrified, shocked. I couldn’t believe it at first,” Chang said of her reaction to the bombings. “It was hectic and scary, and I was out of it for a couple hours — emotionally distraught, mentally scrambled.” Chang put together an ad hoc group of undergraduate

students to help plan the event, and she reached out to the Butler and Wilson College Offices, which agreed to financially support the event. However, she said that her aim wasn’t just about attracting a large crowd. “The point is to make sure that people who want to be there are there,” she explained. “I think each person needs something different in the wake of what happened in Boston. I hope they find what they’re looking for,” Chang said. “Some things bring people together, and I think this is one of those things, and I hope people are just brought together by this and feel that there is a community created out of the tragedy in Boston.”

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sense that the current policy, which permits students to elect P/D/F at the end of week nine, served them very well in that they were able to figure out how well they were doing in the class before electing to P/D/F it.” The Academics Committee decided to pursue a policy allowing students to rescind a P/D/F after reviewing the results of the 2012 ALTA survey, which indicated that 89 percent of students were in favor of such a policy. “When 89 percent of your constituents want something to happen, it’s a pretty good indication that you should do it,” Sharp said. He said he spoke to many professors and administrators who were supportive of the idea, so he was “optimistic” that the reform would pass. The vote was more surprising for the Academics Committee given the fact that all but one member of the faculty Committee on the Course of Study had voted in favor of the proposal at the end of February, Sharp said. “Everybody who worked on ALTA, everybody in student government was surprised,” he explained. “We thought from the beginning that we had a solid proposal. We didn’t change our strategy for the Committee on Examination and Standing.” Astrophysical sciences professor Michael Strauss, who is on the Committee on the Course of Study, said the committee thoroughly discussed the proposal and

couldn’t come up with any drawbacks. “The whole point of the P/D/F as we were discussing is to encourage students to go outside their comfort zones,” Strauss said. “And it happens at times that students do better in those courses than they thought … so this would be an opportunity to give them some f lexibility to make the best of both worlds.”

“It seemed to me to be an idea that had not been adequately thought through ...” Max Weiss History and Near Eastern Studies Professor Max Weiss, a history and Near Eastern Studies professor on the Committee on the Course of Study and the lone dissenting vote on the committee, said he saw a few disadvantages with the proposal. “It seemed to me to be an idea that had not been adequately thought through, so in a way I was both surprised and pleased to discover that the proposal had been voted down in the other committee,” Weiss said. Weiss likened the “ethical conundrum” of allowing students to rescind the P/D/F option after viewing a final grade to insider trading, since students could be assured that they would either get an A or a P on their transcript. “I think [the P/D/F policy

at Princeton] has done what it was supposed to do: mainly, to stimulate students to think more widely, broadly, creatively about what it is they want to get out of their undergraduate education,” Weiss said. “What I found problematic about this proposal was that despite the pretenses to the contrary by the promoters of the proposal, it did not seem to me that this was the spirit within which it was being forwarded. I got the impression that the concern was more about legitimate anxieties about grade point averages.” Fowler added that another point of contention in the nature of the proposal was that all P grades are currently seen as neutral, but a P grade would be known as a C if the policy were to change. “We believed that the benefits that would have been gained from this proposal, had it passed, would have far outweighed the consequences that might result of people reading Ps as Cs,” Sharp said. Despite the attempts of the Academics Committee, the Committee on Examinations and Standing was not convinced. “Our job is to figure out what the real pros and cons are,” Fowler said. “What emerged in the discussion was more negatives than positives.” Since the proposal did not pass, the Academics Committee will now work to prepare for another meeting with the Committee on Examinations and Standing next fall in which the two committees will discuss improvements to the final examination period.

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hoped to have the committee together within the next two or three weeks, the announcement of Burstein’s successor would not be made until the fall. In the meantime, an acting EVP will be put into place, although that administrator has not yet been selected. Burstein joined the University in August of 2004, when he was appointed vice president for administration, and previously served as the vice president for facilities management

at Columbia University. At Columbia, he oversaw $1 billion worth of construction and also held the position of vice president for student services between 1995 and 1999. Before his time in academic administration, Burstein held a diverse range of positions, including stints at the consulting firm Bear Stearns & Company and the New York City Department of Sanitation. He attended Vassar College and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A diverse background will likely be a requirement

for Burstein’s replacement, since, according to Eisgruber, the executive vice president presides over a broad cross-section of University affairs. “The EVP position is a tough job and an important job. You need a lot of different kinds of skills ... and you want somebody who has an appetite and enthusiasm for learning the diverse parts of the job,” Eisgruber said. “In some ways, the range of problems that come to the EVP are so broad that you’re unlikely to find — although you might — someone who has experience with all of those jobs, but that should

also be part of the attraction.”

“The EVP position is a tough job and an important job. You need a lot of different kinds of skills.” Christopher Eisgruber ’83 President-elect

Burstein himself has worked on a variety of

projects during his time at the University. In 2006, he spearheaded an initiative that saw the University offer financial assistance to upperclassmen with the intention of mitigating the cost of joining eating clubs. Before announcing his acceptance of the presidency at Lawrence, Burstein was reported to be a leading candidate for the presidency of Dickinson College, a liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pa. He spoke at Dickinson in October before announcing that he had withdrawn from Dickinson’s search in November. Williams College biology

professor Nancy Roseman was later named president of Dickinson. A month later, Lawrence announced Burnstein would become its 16th president. Burstein currently sits on the boards of Vassar and the Victory Fund, a Washington-based organization that supports politicians who identify as gay and lesbian. Burstein himself is openly gay, and his hiring was recognized by President Shirley Tilghman as an important step undertaken by the University over the past decade to promote LGBT equality on campus.


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he window for a two-state solution is shutting. We have some period of time — a year to a yearand-a-half to two years — or it’s over,” Secretary of State John Kerry warned last week when testifying before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Stressing the urgency of the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Kerry’s warning came just a month after President Obama made a historic trip to the Middle East. While in Israel, Obama gave a passionate speech to an audience of college students in Jerusalem in which he laid out the path toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He argued that such a solution is the only option that will ensure that Israel can live in security and thrive for future generations and that Palestinians can finally have the self-determination and the human rights all people deserve. In his speech, Obama asserted, “Peace is possible. I’m not saying it’s guaranteed ... but it is possible. Negotiations will be necessary, but there’s little secret about where they must lead: two states for two peoples.” He also passionately argued that “the only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine.” But most importantly, Obama called on the audience of college students before him to help end the conflict: “I can promise you this: Political leaders will not take risks if the people do not demand that they do. You must create the change that you want to see.” President Obama’s brilliant speech and Kerry’s urgent warning have made it clear: The window for a two-state solution to the conflict is closing, and if we care about Israel or Palestine, or about the very cause of peace itself, we must act now. Now, don’t get me wrong — such a solution will not be easy. As noted lawyer and leading expert on Jerusalem Daniel Seidemann said when J Street U Princeton brought him to campus earlier this year, the two-state solution is “on life support.” Take, for example, the consistent expansion of Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law, into the West Bank. In 2012, The New York Times reported that the settlement population grew by 4.7 percent, and each day, settlements are expanding and the two-state solution is moving further away from reality. And yet, not all hope is lost. A recent poll cited by the U.S. Department of State showed that 78 percent of Palestinians and 74 percent of Israelis supported a two-state solution to the conflict. While the conflict has often seemed unresolvable, there has been a great deal of new energy in working toward a resolution of the conflict as of late, and support for such a solution has never been higher among Israelis and Palestinians. This information leaves many Princetonians asking what they can do as students on campus to make a difference and help move us toward peace. Fortunately, there are many concrete steps we can take. Firstly, since conversation about this issue can often become polarized, we, as a University community, must create a more constructive conversation on our own campus. Through educating ourselves about these issues and discussing them in a productive and non-divisive manner, we can utilize our energies to work toward the peaceful resolution of the conflict. Though the conflict can often seem distant, this issue in particular is one where our dedicated work can ultimately have a monstrous impact, and we may one day be able to take pride in knowing that we meaningfully contributed to the end one of the most entrenched conflicts in the world. Secondly, we must advocate for our government to prioritize the two-state solution, because the impact that we can have as college students is, sometimes shockingly, huge. People often think that they cannot effect change, but history has shown that when college students stand together to fight for causes we hold dear, we can make a difference. To take one example, in the 1960s, the movement to free Soviet Jewry began with a few students at Columbia University and ultimately led to the deep involvement of the U.S. government, with President Reagan personally negotiating the release of Soviet Jews. And in my own advocacy work, time and time again, elected officials have expressed that they look to young people for guidance. J Street U Princeton, an organization I founded earlier this year, has been coordinating advocacy efforts all year to encourage our government to take a leading role in ending the conflict. For example, after President Obama’s speech in Jerusalem, we mobilized Princeton students to call their senators and express their support for Obama’s vision, and the vice president of J Street U Princeton, Kyle Dhillon, actually spoke to his senator directly! Repeatedly, our elected officials expressed that they were excited and interested to hear from Princeton students and that our advocacy has an impact in shaping their thinking around these issues. We must come together for a secure Israel and a future state of Palestine. If we stand together and work together toward achieving peace, we as a Princeton community can help ensure that in the very near future, we can rejoice in peace in the Middle East and a safer, more just world. The time has come. It is our time to lead, and I hope you’ll join me. Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen is a sophomore from Brooklyn, N.Y., and the president of J Street U Princeton. He can be reached at

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his year’s Princeton Preview was strange for me, and not just because the second one wasn’t actually a weekend. While it was still up in the air for these wide-eyed be-lanyarded kids whether they would be coming to campus in the fall, it’s not for me — I definitely will not be returning. I spent a good deal of time convincing these impossibly young high-schoolers to come to this place I know and love, but I am sad to say I will not be joining them. I am reminded of those times I talk to an underclassman about a really amazing member of the Class of 2012 or 2011, and they, understandably, have no idea who I’m talking about. When they were here and they were running our groups and activities, we thought, “How will we possibly live without them?” And now underclassmen are saying the same thing about my class. It’s a relentless cycle. So much of this place stays the same, but we only get a snapshot of the people here. Anyone who falls outside the window of 2010–2016, I’m sorry, but I’ll never know the Princeton you know. I won’t ever know your names. Our journeys do not intersect. But is that really true? I often tell the story of how a club I helped found

commissioned me to put together a logo, which I did at 2 a.m. one random morning. That became the official symbol of the group, and it stuck, and now it is on all of our folders and stickers and pencils and posters. I like to say that after hundreds of hours working on my thesis and thousands of hours devoted to theater on campus, the only thing that will outlive me here is an early morning creation with MS Paint. And though I like this story, I don’t think it’s true at all — that’s not all I’ve left here. I’m sure that some of you have seen the following inspirational quote, or some variant of it, somewhere: “You die twice: once when you stop breathing, and once when your name is said for the last time.” I see the point, and I appreciate the sentiment it’s getting at, but I feel like it goes about it in the wrong way. There is too much of an obsession with our own name, making a name for ourselves, really being “somebody.” The truth is — and it’s a hard truth to swallow — most of us won’t be remembered here five or so years hence. But we don’t need to have the next generation of Princetonians telling stories about us, and we don’t need to be able to point to something concrete like an admittedly uninspired logo, to know that we mattered here. I’m not trying to be some faux-inspirational poster and tell you that you should forget what everyone thinks about you and just try to make some small difference in the world. What I’m saying is, like it or not, people will forget what

they think about you. So, if you’ll forgive a senior for a moment of sentimentality, think about the people with whom you made personal connections, think of all you have learned about yourself and others, think about the small ways you steered the campus this way or that. This is not a philosophy to live by; it’s a way to look back and be able to appreciate your role in something without needing your name carved in it. The Class of 2017 won’t know who you are any more than you will know who they are, but they walk on a road you helped pave. Be proud of that. And so with that, I bid you farewell, dear readers. There are those of you (a vocal bunch indeed) who will be glad my byline will never again appear on this page, there are others (at least I few I hope) who found some of what I said interesting and worthy of consideration, and then, of course, there are those who do not really keep track of ‘Prince’ columnists and are simply paging through the campus newspaper on a Wednesday in May. To the first group, I say thank you for making me a more thoughtful and careful writer; to the second, I say thank you for your constant encouragement and support; to the third, I say let this be a lesson not to be afraid that your name and image will not be branded in the minds of every Princetonian. Do your best, smile and exeunt. Luke Massa is a philosophy major from Ridley Park, Pa. He can be reached at lmassa@

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ike many prefrosh, one of the many things about Princeton that I found attractive when considering colleges was the Wilson School. It seemed like a wonderfully set up department — selective, prestigious and flexible — that would allow students who were stuck between majoring in politics, history, psychology, sociology and economics to circumvent that dilemma. The idea of taking a handful of courses in each social science department and being able to study public policy directly — I usually explained it to my friends as “applied politics” — struck me as a great way to get around having to take dry, stuffy courses on political and economic theory while still learning enough about those subjects to think about tackling important social and political issues. At the least, WWS would allow me to put off actually concentrating in a specific field for as long as possible, and to my wideeyed, prefrosh self this seemed like a fantastic way to experience a diverse “liberal arts education,” minus all the required classes that I assumed would be boring and dull. Of course, shortly after arriving on campus I discovered that WWS was no longer a selective department, which initially only made me happier — now I wouldn’t have to worry about competing

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for only 90 spots. I began the fall semester as an engineer, but I soon switched to A.B. and promptly set my eyes on joining the Wilson School. However, the more I thought about what major I wanted to choose and which classes I wanted to and needed to take, the more I realized that choosing WWS is a risky path to follow, especially for those of us who really don’t have any idea what we truly want to major in. Now that admission to the department is nonselective, it becomes even more important that prospective social science majors truly think about why they are choosing to join the Wilson School. Currently, WWS seems to be an overwhelmingly popular “default major” among the undeclared A.B. underclassmen, and judging by the consistent number of around 180 applicants every year, this is not a new trend. When asked about their majors, many of my freshman and sophomore friends will inevitably qualify their answers with “maybe Woody Woo,” no matter what they tell you at first. One interesting statistic is that 40 sophomores joined the Wilson School on the last day of the major declaration period — while this may have been just coincidence, it’s possible that for them, choosing WWS was simply another way of putting off making the decision. This line of thinking is exactly why open admission to WWS can cause major issues — indecisive students could become stuck

in the WWS department and be unable to switch to politics or economics because they do not have enough classes in either major. The unique nature of independent work within the Wilson School — junior seminars and policy task forces instead of JPs — means that switching into even a closely related major could be complicated and difficult. Moreover, along with the end of selective admission came curriculum reforms that ended the “disciplinary requirement” — WWS students before the Class of 2015 had to take at least three courses in the same social science department — so there is now a very real possibility that Wilson School students will end up taking a diverse mix of courses that do not really constitute a “concentration” of any sort. WWS majors must declare a track, such as environmental policy or foreign policy, but these are more like pre-professional programs than academic ones — just as taking organic chemistry and molecular biology does not make every pre-med student a chemistry or biology major, WWS students can take a wide range of courses unrelated to their policy track. The increase in students resulting from opening up the department might also strain resources, especially since the Wilson School is based on policy seminars and task forces, which would not work nearly as well with almost twice as many students. Princeton may have the financial

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resources to support 162 Wilson School students easily, but it does not have enough faculty to keep the department running in the same way as before. Part of the allure of the Wilson School is its ability to give each concentrator individual attention within these seminars and task forces, but a sudden increase in the number of students will make this very hard to maintain. As Wilson School professor Stanley Katz said in a recent ‘Prince’ article, capping the number of WWS students at 90 per year made for a “much more manageable number” of concentrators. Perhaps the Wilson School should remain selective after all. The department was designed so that selective admission would allow its concentrators to benefit from a set number of students each year, and making admission to the department open would require that the department undergo fundamental changes to its curriculum and structure. The Wilson School is a unique institution that sets Princeton apart from most other universities; to remake it with open admission could ultimately be detrimental to not only the intellectual experience of its students but also Princeton’s academic prestige as a whole. Spencer Shen is a freshman from Houston, Texas. He can be reached at szshen@princeton. edu.


.............................................................. Regarding “History and English remain largest humanities departments, foreign languages the smallest” (Thursday, April 25, 2013) The members of the classics department were surprised by the article on the choices of the 269 members of the Class of 2015 who declared concentrations in the humanities. Our department received no mention in your article, despite the fact that the Class of 2015 will have 16 classics concentrators, as opposed to 12 in the Class of 2014. Actually, that figure of 12 for 2014 is unusually low for us over the last 10 years. We

have gone from a regular dozen or so in the years leading up to 2003 to an average of 19 concentrators a year between the Classes of 2004 and 2014. Classics demands a range of skills, including historical and cultural studies, but in an important sense we are a foreign language department, and more Princeton undergraduates are currently majoring in Latin and/or ancient Greek than in any other of the languages you mention — more than twice as many, in fact. We have more concentrators in the Class of 2015 than architecture, music and religion, and our total of 16 is within striking distance of the 22 who have declared

in comparative literature and philosophy. If you want a success story for the Major Choices initiative, here it is. All departments are different, and numbers don’t mean everything. But you could have enlightened your article’s overall focus on gloom and doom by pointing to a middle-sized humanities department that for over a decade has been successfully recruiting a stream of Princeton undergraduates to a demanding and richly enjoyable humanities program. Professors Y. Baraz, E. Bourbouhakis, E. Champlin, M. Domingo Gygax, J. Downie,

D. Feeney, A. Feldherr, H. Flower, M. Flower, A. Ford, C. Güthenke, B. Holmes, R. Kaster, J. Katz, N. Luraghi, B. Shaw, C. Wildberg Editor’s note The omission of the number of sophomore classics concentrators in the April 25 printed article was the result of an oversight. The online article was promptly updated with the figure. We regret the omission, but it was not the result of any deliberate editorial decision. Luc Cohen Editor-in-Chief

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other inning,’ ” she said. “But I was definitely really sore after.” Sore arms are nothing new to Peyton, who pitched 28 innings when Cornell came to visit in 2012 and threw 120-and-twothirds innings this season, more than a third of the team’s total. She also helped usher in a promising freshman class that included freshman pitcher Shanna Christian, who logged 79-and-athird innings in her rookie year and finished with the best record on the team. Christian credits much of her success to the influence of Peyton, who played first and acted as a mentor when she was not pitching.

“She guides me when I’m pitching, and I have to have her at first base when I’m throwing — otherwise it’s just not going to be a good game,” Christian said. “She’s my on-the-field pitching coach.” “I could talk about that kid for days,” head coach Lisa Sweeney said of Peyton. “She exudes confidence and focus and competitiveness, and it rubs off. I think the young players, Shanna in particular, really caught on to that.” The combination of veterans like Peyton and a new coaching staff has effectively guided many of Princeton’s young players, and in turn it led the Tigers to their first winning Ivy season since 2008, when they beat Harvard in the Ivy League Championship

series and advanced to NCAA regionals. Under the direction of two newcomers, Sweeney — now the winningest first-year coach in program history — and assistant coach Jen Lapicki, the softball team experienced a major turnaround this year, going 27-19 overall and 12-8 in the Ivy League after going 8-12 in the league in 2012. Last season, only one player, Kelsey VandeBergh ’12, boasted a batting average above .300, while opposing pitchers had a 2.12 ERA against the Tigers. Meanwhile, no Tiger pitcher, not even Peyton, had an ERA below 3.00. This year, the team’s ERA dropped from 3.50 to 2.59, with Peyton, Christian and senior Liza Kuhn all finishing the sea-

son at or under 3.00. Offensively, Princeton’s batting average rose from .248 to .296, and the Tigers hit 20 more homers than they did in 2012. Peyton, who hit 11 of those bombs, chalks up the turnaround to the new coaching staff. “I think a lot can be attributed to the coaches because they really had such great positivity, which we really needed, and they made us believe all season that we could win every single game,” Peyton said. “A lot of the girls needed that, needed someone to believe in them.” Christian agreed that attitude was key, saying that the talent had been there all along. “I remember during the fall season when I first got on the

field with all the girls, I was really confused as to why we had had a couple losing seasons before — everybody was just so talented,” she said. Christian said that Sweeney, who graduated from Lehigh, where she was Patriot League Pitcher of the Year four years in a row, and Lapicki, who played in four NCAA tournaments for both Tennessee and Florida State, connected with their student-athletes easily. “They’re pretty fresh out of their game too because they’re really young, so it’s really nice to have their energy,” Christian said. “They can relate to us on that level.” “I think it can be an asset if you choose to look at it that way,” Sweeney said. “A lot of people can

say that inexperience can be detrimental, but I think, from our experience, we get it, we know what they’re going through.” The Tigers fell short of their ultimate goal this season but established themselves as contenders in the league. “We were really happy with this season,” Christian said. “We achieved a good majority of our goals. The only thing we really fell short of was the Ivy Championship, and I think that is still in the cards for us in the next couple of seasons.” Sweeney was certain that getting close this year will encourage the Tigers next season. “I think we’ll have a team that comes back really hungry for an Ivy League Championship,” she said.

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Rookie of the Year, but I’d say he’s probably the best player in the Ivy League. He’s just another really solid player that the team can count on pretty much every round.” Both Jarmas and Prchal were named first-team All-Ivy for their performances this season. Senior Bernie D’Amato also

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“It’s a pretty tough course; par’s a pretty good score out there.” sophomore Greg Jarmas

significantly contributed, finishing 11th individually at +13, and junior Nicholas Ricci finished tied for 21st at 19-over. The Tigers will compete in NCAA Regionals on May 16-18 after receiving the Ivy League automatic bid as a result of their win this weekend. Although Arizona is Jarmas’ first-choice location for the team’s regional tournament, the team will have to wait until May 6 for the location to be announced.

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“I wanted to go out on top,” senior pitcher Alex Peyton said of her final season with the softball team. This weekend, Peyton did just that, displaying just how important she was to a team that made a major turnaround this season. She let up just two hits and one unearned run in a full seven innings on Saturday against Cornell. That would already make for a respectable weekend for most pitchers, but Peyton was the team’s workhorse, finishing the season with 13 complete games. She was also given the start the next day, the last day of her college career, and ended up pitching what amounted to more than two games — the Tigers (27-19 overall, 12-8 Ivy League) and the Big Red (20-26, 8-12) went to 15 innings, with Peyton not surrendering a run until the bottom of the 15th. Though the game ended in defeat, Peyton’s achievement was remarkable — she pitched 21-and-a-third innings in two days, surrendering only two runs and stranding 21 Cornell runners, and was rewarded with an Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honor, the second of her season and third of her career. She also had two home runs on the weekend and said she did not think about how much she had pitched until it was over. “It’s a lot of adrenaline in the moment — you’re kind of like, ‘Oh, it’s fine; it’s just anSee SOFTBALL page 7


Junior Greg Jarmas won the Ivy League individual championship at +3 on Sunday, becoming the program’s first championship-winner since 2005. The men’s team finished first overall.

After tight competition throughout the tournament, the men’s golf team rallied on Sunday to move from fourth to first in the Ivy League championship last weekend. The Tigers shot 8-over as a team on Sunday, their best golf of the weekend and seven shots better than any of their competition. This is the first Princeton golf Ivy League title since 2006 and the 24th title for the program. Sunday sealed the victory for Princeton, as four of the five players on the team shot or matched their lowest scores on the final day. These players included junior Greg Jarmas, who shot a 70 on the final day of competition to win the individual title, and freshman Quinn Prchal, who shot a 69 on Sunday to tie for fourth on the weekend. “I’ve been playing really well in practice, so I just went out there and knew what I could expect from myself,” Jarmas said. “I trust the work I put into my game, not just this spring but over the winter and last summer and fall. I hit the ball well, and Coach Green was

out there with me for pretty much every shot I hit, which was really nice to have that kind of comfort level with him for the whole tournament.” With his victory on Sunday, Jarmas became the 13th Ivy individual men’s golf champion for Princeton. He trailed by three shots going into the final round after shooting 71 and 72 on the first two days, respectively, but ended the tournament with two birdies and two bogeys to finish 3-over par. “It’s a pretty tough course; par’s a pretty good score out there. The greens are really fast, and in general in the Ivy League championship it’s a pretty good score, so I wouldn’t have been surprised if it wasn’t good enough, but I’m not surprised that it won either,” Jarmas said. “It couldn’t feel any better to win the individual championship, but more important is the team title and to be going to regionals.” Also contributing significantly to this title was Prchal, who was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Prchal is the first Tiger to win this award, which started in 2009. “Quinn is really, really good,” Jarmas said. “He won See GOLF page 7



The men’s lacrosse regular season has come and gone, and four teams will be participating in this year’s Ivy League tournament to fight for the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The teams will also be looking to simply impress in general, as they will also be playing for the eight available at-large bids to the NCAA tournament. Below we take a look at each team that will be participating in the tournament, in order of their seeding: Cornell (6-0 Ivy League, 12-2 overall) There is no doubt that the Big Red is the favorite going into the tournament. It has beaten each of the three other teams in the tournament by an average of just over four points, and it is now ranked as the second-best team in the nation. It will be facing the Tigers in the first round of the tournament on Friday, just six days after having beaten them soundly, 17-11. The tournament is not as important for Cornell as it is for the rest of the teams participating, however, as the Big Red is very likely to make the NCAA tournament regardless of whether or not it wins the Ivy tournament. However, Cornell will still be looking to perform well in the tournament, as its seeding at the NCAAs will be affected by how well it plays this weekend.



Yale (4-2, 9-4) The Bulldogs are the only other team after Cornell that escaped the regular season with a winning Ivy League record. Their one-goal win over Harvard in the last regular season game moved them up from the fourth seed to the second seed in the tournament, allowing them to avoid Cornell in the first round. They are led by Brandon Mangan, who finished the regular season with the second-most points in the Ivy League. They also have a strong defense, highlighted by the fact that they allow the second-least goals in the Ivy League at 8.18, but have the second-worst save percentage (51.6 percent).

Penn (3-3, 8-4) Penn is a dangerous team as it is a couple of overtime losses away from being 5-1 in the Ivy League. A victory over Princeton early in the season gave the Quakers the tiebreak over the Tigers to be the third seed in the tournament. Penn has the second-worst goals per game in the Ivy League, scoring only 9.25, but its defense and goalkeeping are stellar. The Quakers have only allowed 7.21 goals per game, almost a whole goal per game lower than the next-best team, and goalie Brian Feeney is at the top of the Ivy League in save percentage at 59 percent. Their match-up against Yale should be a good one, as the two teams had to go to overtime when they last met each other in Philadelphia, a matchup that Yale won 7-6.



Princeton (3-3, 8-5) The Tigers are also a few close losses from having a much better record — they lost two Ivy League games, as well as two non-conference games, by one goal. Their loss to Cornell last weekend, coupled with a Yale win, dropped the Tigers to the fourth seed and secured a rematch with the Big Red. The Tigers were in good shape halfway through the season, but a surprise loss to Dartmouth in very poor weather really set them back. The game was the only win all season for the Big Green, which lost the rest of its conference games by an average of over six goals.

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