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The Archives

Sept. 13, 1971 The first two women are elected to the Princeton Board of Trustees, two years after the start of coeducation.

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78%

The proportion of men to women amongst associate and full professors, down from 97 perecent in 1980.

News & Notes Patton ’77 finishes book manuscript

Susan Patton ’77 has finished the manuscript of her book, “Smarten Up!: Words of Wisdom from the Princeton Mom” and has sent the completed manuscript to her editor, she confirmed last week. Simon & Schuster announced this July that Patton’s book would be published by its Gallery Books imprint. The book deal came several months after Patton wrote a letter to the editor of The Daily Princetonian encouraging female students to find a Princetonian husband prior to graduation. Patton also discussed the contents of her letter at a lecture on campus after it immediately garnered national attention. Patton said in July that she hopes the book will continue the debate sparked by her letter. She noted that the book will contain a broader discussion that “goes beyond just talking about finding husbands on campus and getting married and planning to have babies.” The book will include different sections that will speak directly to female college students, recent female graduates and more mature women, Patton said. She added that there might even be a section for young men. Mitchell Ivers ’77, vice president and senior editor at Simon & Schuster, negotiated the deal and is editing the book. Jennifer Robinson, director of publicity for Gallery Books, said the editor will edit the book and the publication date will be set shortly thereafter. The book is expected to be released in the spring of 2014. - Staff Writer Anna Mazarakis

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U N I V E R S I T Y A F FA I R S

Whites, males dominate faculty By Anna Mazarakis Staff writer

Whites are overrepresented among the University’s graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and senior administrators, according to 2012 data published Thursday by the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity formed in January of 2012. The report states the committee found that progress in the University’s efforts to increase diversity since 1980 has been “uneven,” and, in the case of black and Hispanic populations, “disturbingly slow.” Data also shows that men are greatly overrepresented among faculty and graduate student populations. The report recommends that academic departments take steps to increase diversity. “We analyzed a whole lot of data and basically found that the University’s progress on issues of diversity has been very uneven,” Deborah Prentice, co-chair of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and a professor of psychology and public affairs, said. “What we learned in focus groups as

well is that different groups of people feel more or less welcome on campus, they feel more or less able to attain certain positions. What that means is that we aren’t necessarily getting all of the talented people we could to reach their full potential, and that’s a cause for concern.” Though the report acknowledges that the University has come a long way in the last 50 years in its attempts to increase diversity in the undergraduate student body – the undergraduate student population in 2012 was 50 percent white and about 51 percent male – the committee found that the diversity of faculty and senior staff was not as developed. According to the report, more than 80 percent of faculty and senior staff are white. Likewise,men outnumbered women in every population of the University in 2012 except for senior staff, where the divide was even. The largest gender disparities are in the makeup of the full professor and postdoc populations, in which men make up 80 percent See DIVERSITY page 3

Race and Ethnicity

2012 data published by the University shows that whites are grossly overrepresented among faculty.

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2012 Demographics of Full Professors

Asian Black

as many minorities among non-tenure -track faculty versus full professors, at 69% white, 19% asian, 8% hispanic and 3% black.

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Hispanic Of 2012 undergraduates, 50% are white, 21% are asian, 8% are black, 8% are hispanic, 8% are unknown and 4% multiracial.

Gender Diversity

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of associate professors and postdocs, and 3% of assistant professors are black. of associate professors and postdocs, and 6% of assistant professors are hispanic.

Unlike with the undergraduate population, males are the majority among University faculty.

Associate and Full Professors

78% men

22% women

Assistant Professors

62% men

38% women

Postdocs

73% men

27% women

Doctoral Students

64% men

36% women

Undergraduates

51% men

49% women AUSTIN LEE :: STAFF DESIGNER

Source: The Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity.

U N I V E R S I T Y A F FA I R S

Russel steps down as Dean of Graduate School By Regina Wang Senior writer

Dean of the Graduate School William Russel announced Wednesday he will step down at the end of this academic year. Russel led the school for 11 years. Russel is the second high-ranking administrator to retire since the appointment of new University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83. Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67 announced in August that he would retire at the end of this school year. Following Shirley Tilghman’s resignation as University President last September, Russel had expressed he had no immediate plans to retire. In an interview, Russel said his resignation was not related to the presidential transition. Cindy Lau GS, one of Russel’s chemical engineering advisees, noted that she had expected his resignation soon since he had stopped accepting new graduate students about five years ago. Eisgruber has appointed a search committee to find Russel’s replacement, chaired by electrical engineering professor and vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Claire Gmachl. The faculty members on the committee will be African-American studies and religion professor Eddie Glaude, mechanical

and aerospace engineering professor Mikko Haataja, music professor Wendy Heller, economics professor Bo Honore and molecular biology professor Jean Schwarzbauer. Two graduate students will also be part of the committee, although they have yet to be elected. A chemical engineering professor, Russel joined the Princeton faculty in 1974 and will transfer to emeritus status after a one-year sabbatical immediately after he finishes his deanship. Since Russel began his tenure as dean in 2002, the enrollment of the Graduate School has grown from around 1900 students in 39 departments to 2600 students in 42 departments. Notable changes include the establishment of a Ph.D. program in quantitative and computational biology and summer stipends for humanities and social science graduate students. Under Russel, the graduate school has also increased professional development programming for its students through the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Princeton Writing Program and Career Services, as well as increasing support for Ph.D. students who do not complete their dissertations within five years. Russel also collaborated with other graduate school deans across the country as an executive committee member of the Council

of Graduate Schools and the Association of Graduate Schools. As dean of the graduate school, Russel worked closely with the graduate student government, former Graduate Student Government president Chad Maisel GS said. Maisel also praised his initiative and availability. “Probably more than anything, he was, additionally to his responsiveness to issues as they arose, always with an open door,” Maisel said. He recalled Russel’s support in the passage of a referendum that increased the graduate student budget for student activities and in the GSG-USG collaboration on Restaurant Week. According to current GSG president Friederike Funk GS, Russel also attended GSG meetings and listened to their suggestions. These included the implementation of a dissertation completion enrollment status for Ph.D. students who did not complete their dissertations in five years and the dissertation embargo policy to allow students greater control over the publication of their work. Eisgruber noted that Russel’s close attention to graduate student needs has been crucial in sustaining the relatively short amount of time doctoral students require to complete their dissertations. See RUSSEL page 2

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BEYOND THE BUBBLE

Booker remains in Senate race lead By Hannah Schoen staff writer

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Students tasted a variety of foods from local restaurants and businesses on Thursday afternoon at the Princeton Art Museum.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker remains the favorite over former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan for the Oct. 16 special election to fill the New Jersey Senate seat formerly held by Frank Lautenberg. Booker leads Lonegan by 35 p e rc e nt , according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll taken from Sept. 3 to Sept. 9. The lead has increased from previous polls, including a Fairleigh Dickinson poll taken between Aug. 21 and Aug. 27, which showed Booker with a lead of 28 percent, and a Monmouth poll taken between Aug. 15 and Aug. 18, which had Booker winning by 16 percent. During the first month of his general election campaign, Booker has picked up endorsements from the Sierra Club and Planned Parenthood, as well as an Aug. 21 endorsement from President Obama. See ELECTION page 2

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U. implements new preferred name policy for nicknames By Michael Granovetter senior writer

University students who go by a first name other than their legal one will now have the option to change their name in the student directory, University Registrar Polly Griffin announced in an email sent to the student body last week. Under this new “preferred name policy,” the email explained, students may designate their “preferred” name in the directory through SCORE. “As long as the use of this preferred name is not for the purposes of misrepresentation, the University acknowledges that a ‘preferred name’ can and should be used where possible in the course of University business and education,” Griffin stated in the email, adding, “We know that this feature is important to many students, and we are pleased to be able to

offer this option.” Griffin deferred comment to University spokesperson Martin Mbugua, who explained that the administration had been discussing this policy change over the past several months after receiving numerous requests from students who prefer a name other than th eir formal one. According to Mbugua, the decision was primarily driven by this student input, but he added that the University was also aware of the fact that a similar policy now exists at other institutions. Mbugua explained that while students’ preferred first names will appear on class lists, advising rosters and the student directory, individuals’ real names will remain the same in the University’s legal records of students. He added that the choice of preferred first names is flexible. “It’s a very personal preference,” he said. “There’s no spe-

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BILBAO LECTURE

cific guidelines for telling students what [name] to pick.” While Mbugua stated that there has not yet been any “formal feedback” on the new policy, he reported that as of Wednesday, 456 undergraduates and 168 graduates had changed their preferred name. Some students noted their excitement upon discovering that they now could indicate their preferred name in the directory. Trap Yates ’14 — whose legal name is Robert and who goes by a shortened form of his middle name, Trapagen — immediately logged into SCORE to change his name. Yates is a former Street editor for The Daily Princetonian. “I am passionately in favor of [the policy],” Yates said. “It’s just one of those quality of life things. It made the first 30 seconds of class easier when I didn’t have to explain to my professor why I go by Trap instead of Robert. That was wonderful.”

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Along with his administrative duties, Russel also continued to work with graduate students as a chemical engineering advisor. “I was often asked if we got to meet with our advisor a lot because of his administrative role, but we actually got to meet with him every week, occasionally more, which is more than some advisors who didn’t have an administrative role,” Lau said. While Russel expressed pride in the general improvement in graduate student life, he noted that the job market is still fairly tight for doctorate students going

into academia, and University efforts to develop a broader suite of offerings for graduate students has only recently started. According to the Report of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity released Thursday, the Graduate School student body is not as diverse as the undergraduate student body. The report expressed concern that the lack of diversity will inevitably affect the next generation of faculty professors. “At its current pace, the diversification of the University’s graduate … populations will continue to fall behind the demographic shifts that are reshaping the United States,” the report read. Prior to serving as dean, Rus-

sel served the University in a number of capacities, including as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering from 1987 to 1996, as director of the Princeton Materials Institute from 1996 to 1998 and as an executive member of the Princeton Environmental Institute from 1996 to 2000. In addition to his leadership positions, Russel is conducting research on colloidal dispersion. He received the 2007 Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, the 1999 Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology and the 1992 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature.

KASSANDRA LEIVA :: SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Architect Tatiana Bilbao spoke about her projects in Mexico in a lecture sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and the School of Architecture on Tuesday afternoon.

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“Cory Booker has dedicated his life to the work of building hope and opportunity in communities where too little of either existed,” Obama said in a Booker campaign press release. The press release wrote that Booker could contribute to Obama’s initiatives “to reduce gun violence, give every American a fair shot in the global economy and make our country stronger.” Booker has been endorsed by Rep. Rush Holt, who represents Princeton’s district, as well as Rep. Frank Pallone, both of whom he defeated in the Aug. 13 primary. Booker did not respond to requests for comment. However, Booker is not the only Senate candidate securing endorsements from Washington politicians. Lonegan has recently been endorsed by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Interim Sen. Jeff Chiesa, who was

appointed by Christie to temporarily fill Lautenberg’s seat after his June 3 death, as well as Christie himself, formerly a rival of Lonegan’s during the 2009 Republican gubernatorial primary. “Because I’m a Republican, Governor Christie’s a Republican. I’m supporting the Governor, he’s supporting me,” Lonegan said in a previous interview with The Daily Princetonian. “Steve [Lonegan] and I have believed and still believe in so many of the same things,” Christie said, as quoted on Lonegan’s campaign’s website. He cited their common commitment to lower taxes and limited government. Christie indicated that both he and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno would support Lonegan’s campaign. Guadagno is scheduled to appear at a Sept. 16 event for Lonegan, while Christie is scheduled to attend a Sept. 19 Lonegan fundraiser, according to Lonegan’s campaign website. This endorsement marked a

clear shift from Christie’s attitude in June when he said at a news conference that his focus this fall would be on his own campaign, according to the Star-Ledger. However, despite support from the governor — who is likely to win his own Nov. 5 election — Lonegan has not been as successful as Booker at fundraising. Booker currently has raised more than $8.5 million, with 99 percent of the total deriving from individual contributions, according to OpenSecrets. Lonegan has raised about $323,255, 33 percent of which is self-financed, according to OpenSecrets. Booker and Lonegan are not only facing off in the Oct. 16 election — on Sept. 6, Lonegan filed a lawsuit against Booker to get Booker to release his expense reports, according to CBS New York. Booker spokesman James Allen told CBS New York that the city clerk’s office was collecting the expense reports and planned to release them soon.

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Q&A: State Senator & Gubernatorial Candidate Barbara Buono By Hannah Schoen staff writer

State Senator Barbara Buono, who represents New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District, is the Democratic candidate for governor. She will face incumbent Chris Christie in the Nov. 5 election. The Daily Princetonian: What do you see as the biggest issue in this election? State Sen. Barbara Buono: Jobs and the economy. New Jersey has 400,000 people out of work. For the last four years we have had the highest unemployment rate in the region, higher than New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut, and one of the lowest rates of job creation in the nation. And, you know, people are suffering. This governor’s policies have hurt the middle class, and he’s turned his back on them, and they need somebody to go to bat for them, and I understand the struggles because I’ve lived them. DP: Why would you make the best governor for the state? BB: When people ask me, “Why are you running? It’s going to be a hard race,” my response is always the same. I always say, “How can I not run?” … I think that passion comes from the fact that when I grew up in New Jersey, it was a very different New Jersey. My father [emigrated] from Italy when he was three. His

parents and he came here for opportunity, and a big piece of that is education. My father wanted to become a doctor, but he had to sacrifice that and drop out of high school to support the family. And he became a union butcher, and my mom was a substitute teacher. We lived in a very modest apartment — a second-floor walk-up — in Nutley, which is a suburb of Newark in Essex County. My father and mother slept in the living room on a foldout couch so my two sisters and I could have a bedroom, and we didn’t really have a lot, but we had everything that we needed. My parents taught me the values of hard work, sacrifice, self-discipline and education. My dad died very early – he was only 61. He died suddenly of a heart attack when I was 19. And I had to grow up very quickly. I was living on my own at 19, and I had to figure out a way to stay in college. I put myself through Montclair State and Rutgers Law School because back then tuition was affordable, and there were jobs to pay off those loans when I graduated. And I relied on my father’s veterans benefits — you know, the social safety net: social security death benefits, tuition assistance, work study — and I was able to make it through Montclair State. [...] I was able to do it, and education was my ticket out of not exactly poverty, but the very lower end of the middle class. And that’s why I feel so strongly about New Jersey – because

the opportunities that I had simply aren’t there anymore. You should just start with tuition – it’s gone through the roof. It’s far exceeded people’s paychecks. I’m running because I want to create that opportunity. I want to create

When people ask me, “Why are you running? It’s going to be a hard race,” my response is always the same. I always say, “How can I not run?” Barbara Buono

good-paying jobs in New Jersey so that families can stay together if they choose, students can go to college here. And so I have a whole economic plan that really builds on the middle class, builds on investing in our students, making sure they have the resources they need, making sure that we invest in our institutions of higher learning so that they’re affordable so kids can go here and stay here. DP: What are the first things

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of the former and 73 percent of the latter. “Gender and race ethnicity, that’s the only information that the University collects systematical ly about people, but the spirit of the report is that we would like to support diversity of all kinds on campus, so I’m talking about religious diversity, physical abilities, sexual orientation and so on,” Prentice said. “We want everybody to feel that Princeton is their place.” Among the report’s 29 recommendations is a call on all academic departments to craft multi-year strategic plans. The report states that it is “virtually impossible to make substantial institutional progress” unless individual departments lead the effort to increase diversity. The committee also recommended funding diversity-related efforts such as inviting students from underrepresented groups for campus visits. The report recommends that diversity-enhancing efforts emphasize the graduate student population as a means of creating a more representative future pool of

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academics. It recommends that departments take a holistic review of graduate school applicants, considering factors such as “research experience, creativity and persistence,” while placing less reliance on grades and standardized test scores. The report notes that the University’s unitary undergraduate admissions process “lends itself to accomplishing the goal of creating a broadly diverse class.” It notes that this unified approach to admissions is lacking for the other University populations, acknowledging that “departmental leaders are the best judges of their priorities and needs.” Because its data measures the demographics of every level of the University’s academic community, the report illuminates the way representation of certain groups declines as individuals move through the pipeline of academia. The representation of white Americans increases 75 percent throughout the progression of the pipeline, while the representation of Hispanics, African-Americans and Asian-Americans declines by roughly 50 to 65 percent. “Really, what we wanted to do was to begin to create a resource base of ideas and

you would do if elected? BB: The first thing I would do in my first 100 days, I would work to make sure that we put as many of the 400,000 people who are out of work back to work by passing legislation that this governor has vetoed. I have one of the bills in mind. It partners universities with business in the emerging markets like biotech and pharmaceutical and renewable energy. It creates research partnerships to draw those businesses to New Jersey with the promise of a ready-made workforce and an opportunity to have the research conducted at a university, and then gives the students the opportunity to learn the skills so that they are marketable upon graduation and then they can get the good-paying jobs in the new markets. [...] We need to ensure that hard-working middle class families are not left behind, and this governor’s policies have not focused on them. And that would be the difference — that’s a major difference between this governor and the Buono administration. In terms of legislation, I would sign the marriage equality legislation, which this governor has vetoed, as you know, and the legislature’s been trying to override it, but he’s been conducting what amounts to a campaign of intimidation by trying to intimidate the Republican members of the Senate not to vote their conscience, [not] to override his veto in the wake of the [Defense of Marriage Act] rul-

ing from the Supreme Court of the United States. So that would also be major. Also, one of my major initiatives will be to make sure the public’s education is once again a priority, and not a whipping boy as this governor has made it. DP: What efforts has your campaign focused on the most? BB: You know, this is truly a grassroots campaign. We are building the Democratic Party and progressives across New Jersey from the ground up. And the way you do that is not complicated. [...] It takes spending time meeting people, speaking before groups, having them become aware of who I am, particularly in areas in the far reaches of New Jersey. So it’s been a campaign about grassroots, about connecting with voters, about listening to what’s on their mind and I have to tell you — when we talk, and they hear my story and they hear my vision for New Jersey’s future, people get excited. They want to get engaged. DP: What do you want New Jersey voters to think about as they’re heading into the voting booth on Nov. 5? BB: I trust the people of New Jersey to make the right decision because the people of New Jersey are smart. They’re savvy. They make a decision based on what’s in their family’s self-interest. And so, there’s one thing I would ask

them: to study the issues, to make sure that they’re wellinformed. And I know it’s hard, because everybody’s struggling to make ends meet, to figure out a way to pay their property taxes, to put [their] child through college if they’re so lucky to have their parent doing that. [...] I think they’ll see just if they read a little bit about me that I’ve shown political courage in the past, that my decisions are always made with an eye to what’s best for the people I represent, and that’s it. So hopefully they’ll take the time, and do a little research in their spare time. DP: Finally, do you have any connection to Princeton? BB: Well, I have a lot of friends that live in Princeton. I lived in Princeton for about a year after law school. A number of us rented a house. [...] I’m a runner, and can I tell you, my favorite place to run that I’ve ever run is in Princeton on the towpath. [...] I would actually stop, run, get in my car, drive to Trenton and take a shower in the State House. And I’d also do it on the way home, but as I said, I have a different route now — I take the turnpike: It’s faster, less traffic. But I have a soft spot in my heart for Princeton, especially the towpath. I love McCarter Theatre too. Republican candidate Chris Christie, the current governor of New Jersey, did not respond to requests for an interview.

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practices for units to draw on as they think about how diversity can make them better and what they want to do to achieve that,” Prentice said. “It’s not that everybody is going to do all of those things, but it was really to create a menu of options.” The committee was formed by former President Shirley Tilghman in January of 2012 and included 19 members of the University community, including trustees, faculty members, graduate students and staff. Prentice and University Trustee Brent Henry ’69 co-chaired the committee. Henry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 said he thought the University should take a multifaceted approach to enhancing diversity, with a focus on it as a long-term goal. He said he did not think there would be any one-size-fits-all solution and that long-term improvement would be realized through multiple different approaches aimed at helping the University reach the best talent in academic fields. Senior writer Regina Wang contributed reporting.

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University bike share program

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ollowing a trend started in the world’s major cities, at least 33 U.S. colleges now offer some form of bike-sharing program. The Editorial Board believes a bike-sharing program would be beneficial for the Princeton community and recommends that the University build out its own program in accordance with best practices drawn from cities and other college campuses. These benefits include facilitating student mobility, sustainability gains and, possibly, a reduction in bike theft. A bike-sharing program will enhance the ease of student mobility. While Princeton’s campus is fairly walkable, students do find themselves with longer treks. While these distances may not motivate all students to bring their bike to school, most can probably think of instances where a bike would be useful. Shipping a bike to school, however, can often be difficult, and a bike-sharing program would reduce both shipping and storage costs for students. The transition away from personal bikes may also have the effect of reducing the number of bike thefts on campus, a surprisingly pervasive problem. An earlier ‘Prince’ article found that 167 bicycles were reported stolen between Feb. 1, 2012 and Feb. 22, 2013. The University-sponsored bikes will be harder to steal than their privately owned counterparts for a number of reasons: The electronic discharge and tracking system creates an unparalleled degree of accountability. Following other similar programs, the bikes would also likely be a distinctive style and color, making theft more obvious. There are also sustainability benefits to such a program. A bike-sharing program may reduce student demand for services like Tiger Transit, Princeton’s bus network, enabling the University to cut trip frequency, thereby reducing carbon emissions and costs. These bikes may also marginally reduce students’ usage of cars, further reducing carbon emissions. To the extent that students substitute these bikes for motor vehicles, the program will promote healthy exercise. While the exact model for this program would require careful attention and input from students and the administration, we propose that docking stations be placed at busy intersections throughout campus and that bikes be released by a simple flash

ne afternoon late in August, I got an email about a start-up company that was launching a Princeton branch for their new social media app. The app itself didn’t seem too different from Facebook — something about meeting people and shared interests and liking things — but it spurred me to thinking about how social media has such a steely hold on our lives. New startups are always trying to break into the market. This is so much the case that every long-winded, declarative article that comes out in TIME or The Huffington Post about the Millennials cites our obsession with social media as our downfall. They claim that our fixation with posting photos and statuses of everything we’re doing is evidence of our narcissism and our increased use of online communication as opposed to real-time interaction is symptomatic of our crippling laziness. Types of social media can peak in trendiness and then wither away (remember Formspring?), but as a whole, it’s definitely here to stay. Rather than being our downfall though, I think that social networking and social media have just begun to define us, in a way that’s neither good nor bad. It’s a different form of interaction with its fair set of equal pros and cons. More than being Millennials, or the “Me Me Me Generation,” or whatever it is that TIME’s decided to call us, I think we’re the social media generation. While at a brief glance it might seem like a small, rather trivial thing to be defined by, I think the obsession with social media says a lot about who we are. We communicate differently than our parents or our parents’ parents. The generation that came before us pioneered modern uses of the Internet — from online business to online shopping — despite skepticism that it would never amount to anything more than a new form of communication, the next step after telegrams and telephones. The same way, I’ve tried to explain to my parents over dinner that the social media wave is more than just a cluster of websites that suck up too much of their kids’ time. It represents an even newer form of communication, different from email or even from text message. Except, instead of changing communication in terms of medium or speed, the social media wave changes communication in terms of extent. It introduces a form of communication that’s passive. You don’t need to actively tell your best friend from middle school where you’re going to college because she saw your status update and already congratulated you. You’ve seen albums and albums of your niece’s baby photos despite the fact that she lives across the country and her mother keeps forgetting to call you back. Even though Facebook and similar sites have received a lot of criticism for being a platform for every old acquaintance’s mundane status update, and for a supposed lack of privacy, there’s a reason we keep coming back to it. Social media lets you feel like you’re always somewhat in the loop with all your friends without putting in too much effort. Its benefits far outweigh any offhand complaints we have. The same way people were skeptical of what could and couldn’t be done on the Internet before, older people (or at least, my parents) are skeptical of what significant benefits social media can bring. The reason social media is such a passive medium of communication is that it’s already so seamlessly integrated into our lives, so it takes little additional effort to keep participating. This is particularly important because it’s revolutionized how companies advertise to us. It’s become an entirely new platform for marketing. The gym by my house offers a free “Belly-Busting Protein Shake” to anyone that follows them on Instagram. The pizza joint two blocks away gives away a free order of garlic knots for Charlotte Chun columnist anyone that likes them on Facebook. It seems sort of silly, offering tangible goods and services for nothing but a monetarily worthless click on a computer. But brands are f there’s anything Princeincreasingly relying on Facebook likes and ton has more of than free food, check-ins and tags — the closest imitation tiger puns and black bear of word-of-mouth recommendations one can warnings, it’s the opportuget on the Internet. Companies have begun nity for students to study abroad to hire interns whose only job it is to update and immerse ourselves in a differthe company’s Twitter feed. It’s a well-masked ent culture. Scrolling through my take on advertising, but also really brilliant Facebook newsfeed recently has bebecause we often don’t even realize that we’re come something akin to a Lonely doing it. Planet experience, from Rome to The social media revolution is neither a Beijing, Rio to Nairobi. It seems testament to our laziness nor our narcissism. hard to imagine how anyone could It’s merely a reflection on how we interact and possibly blame Princeton for bethe level of technology we allow to integrate ing an Orange Bubble, yet it occurs into our lives. And who knows, maybe the all too often. Maybe it’s because upcoming futuristic looking Google Glass the academics here makes it difwill spark another revolution, and in another ficult to actively keep up with the 15 years, everyone will be living a life far outside world, maybe it’s just geogmore entangled with technology than we can raphy, but judging from my Facecurrently even fathom. book newsfeed alone, Princeton students are anything but obliviShruthi Deivasigamani is a sophomore from ous to the world. Cresskill, N.J. She can be reached at shruthid@ That said, some of Princeton’s princeton.edu. “cultural immersion” programs

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of the Prox. This electronic system could record who released the bike and at what time it was withdrawn. We further believe that students should be required to undertake a registration process before participating in the program consisting of a brief on-line module that explains basic safety information and program bylaws. Students should also be required to acknowledge the risk associated with bike usage, waive their right to file against the University for harms they incur while riding and consent to pay for any damage that occurs to the bike while it is in their possession. Given liability concerns and the attraction of a Prox-operated system, the Board further believes that the program should initially be open only to the University community. The Board proposes that the first 30 minutes of each trip should be free — a model used by programs in cities such as Boston and San Francisco. If students wished to use the bike for a more substantial journey, a scale of escalating fees should apply; a Prox-operated system would also facilitate this payment system. This model enables students to use bikes as a convenient free mode of transportation to and from locations on campus. It also provides the option of using the bikes for trips off-campus, while preventing students from hoarding bikes for an extended period of time. This program could be funded through private donations, corporate sponsorships or grants from groups such as the Princeton Environmental Institute. Alternatively, the University might charge a membership fee to all participants. Regardless, the cost of a bike-share program would likely be manageable; for example, it cost Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. $140,000 to install the automated system for its program. The University could also outsource the development of the program to one of the many companies that build bike-share programs. Considering the potential benefits of the bikesharing program and the demonstrated feasibility of implementing such an initiative, we recommend that the University develop a small program in accordance with a conservative expectation of demand. Bike-sharing programs are easy to scale, and the University can increase the number of docking stations as well as bikes offered if the program is successful.

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The real deal are a bit too orange-tinted for them to be truly immersive. While our students’ safety is undoubtedly a first priority, Princeton’s administration limits vital learning opportunities by being so cautious about what activities students can engage in and where. Part of studying abroad is being able to interact with the local community and venturing out into the unknown, and none of that can be achieved by following a regimented schedule set up by the university. Take Princeton in Beijing. The program is lauded for being a comprehensive cultural and language immersion program, geared towards garnering a complete understanding of Chinese life. Theoretically, this is true. Afternoons are usually free for students to explore the city, and teachers are all local graduate students who provide a glimpse into the local mentality. That said, the program’s quick pace and the threat of grade deflation keep most Princetonians within campus walls; the few free

weekends are spent on organized (albeit optional) touristy trips. I’ve spoken to many who have attended the program, and while everyone agreed that it was an academic experience beyond compare, few felt like their cultural understanding of China had been significantly enhanced. The same goes for some community service trips, including freshman orientation programs. Last weekend, President Eisgruber mentioned in his opening remarks that “service wasn’t a price we pay for happiness, but a prerequisite.” He spoke about the importance of understanding our community and realizing our critical role as a member of it. However, during my two weeks as a Community Action leader, I felt myself slightly disappointed by the lack of interaction with the Trenton community; our time was spent painting empty classroom walls or deserted halls. It’s not that I found the work unrewarding; on the contrary, we were all aware that even the most basic of chores

could help our patrons spend more time doing their actual jobs instead of trying to make the campus more presentable. That said, CA is intended to be a community immersion program for the freshman class to understand the importance of service, and the lack of actual community interaction seemed less than ideal. It’s important to note here that there are also many programs that do allow for more immersion opportunities, most especially in exchange programs. However, as a whole, the problem with Princeton’s Orange Bubble isn’t that we’re unaware of the world, but that we rarely have the chance to fully explore it. In order to truly become a part of the community, we need to be able to plunge into it without any restrictions, and nothing should overshadow our capacity to do this. Ye Eun Charlotte Chun is a sophomore from Seoul, South Korea. She can be reached at ychun@princeton.edu.

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Offense to be tested after two of top goal scorers from last year graduated WATER POLO Continued from page 6

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spend three weeks over in Israel,” he said. “We traveled around the country and ...

“Right now we’re just focused on finetuning our offense and defense, getting to know each other, getting our chemistry down and really playing to the best of our ability.” Drew Hoffenberg

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The men’s water polo team will start off the season at DeNunzio Pool as they host four other teams in the Princeton Invitational.

got to immerse [ourselves] in the culture. After that week and a half we started our

competition.” Princeton has lost Matt Weber ’13 and Tim Wenzlau ’13, the second- and thirdleading goal-scorers from last season, but has added four new freshmen this year. “This year we’ve just really been working on our offense, and working on communication, and action,” Hoffenberg said. “We’ve been playing a lot of water polo this year, and I think that’s key, because last year we showed up back to school out of shape a little bit, and this year we showed up in a lot better shape, and so we’ve been able to cut some of the conditioning out of preseason and work more on water polo.” The official opener is Friday night against Santa Clara at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPNU. “Right now we’re just focused on fine-tuning our offense and defense, getting to know each other, getting our chemistry down and really playing to the best of our ability,” Hoffenberg said.

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“This game is definitely about redemption,” senior defender Billy McGuinness said. “We played pretty well against them last year, and even outshot them. A couple of our guys know some of their guys, and this is a chance for us to make a statement because they’re a good team.” “Playing Rutgers again is important to the team, but especially to the seniors because last year was the first time we

got to play them,” senior defender Patrick O’Neil said. “So this is the second and final chance we have to beat them.” If Seton Hall takes down George Mason Friday, the Tigers will have the chance to hand the Pirates the first loss of their season. Notable threats from the Pirates’ squad include junior midfielder Konrad Plewa and freshman forward Danny Bartok, who have a combined four goals so far. Seton Hall’s underclassmen pose an even bigger threat — freshman midfielder Samuel Geiler, a native of Ger-

many, has already netted four goals for the Pirates and was

“This is a chance for us to make a statement and they’re a good team.” Billy McGuinness

named last week’s Big East

Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Despite the strength of their upperclassmen, Princeton’s captains know the younger members of their team will need to step up over next two games. “We have a couple of injuries right now, particularly with me and [junior defenseman] Myles McGinley,” O’Neil said. “So we’ll need some of the younger guys to step up. [Freshman midfielder Brian] Costa and [freshman midfielder Bryan] Windsor will definitely both get time to contribute.”

“[Freshman midfielder] Greg Seifert will also get playing time,” McGuinness said. “He brings a different element to our game because he’s big and strong and quick, so he has a good physical presence up top.” While the Tigers understand the importance of beating Rutgers and Seton Hall, they said their focus would be on preparing for the rest of the season with quality performances. “We know that we need to be taking advantage of these early games before the Ivy

League season starts,” O’Neil said. “It’s really difficult to win the league as it is, and last season it really hurt us to lose a midweek game and have a couple other bad results earlier on.” “Right now, we’re just looking to create good chances,” McGuinness said. “We need numbers in the box. That’s what we’re trying to work on this weekend.” The Tigers kick off against the Scarlet Knights at 8 p.m. Friday. Game time is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday against Seton Hall.

Tigers look to extend winning streak against Rutgers on Sunday W. SOCCER Continued from page 6

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in 2012, Hargadon opened the 2013 season with two shutouts, notching three saves. The Pirates have had a less encouraging start to 2013, having been outscored 10-6 in six games and earning just one win. Still, forward Kaitlyn Ritter has three goals already and will be a problem for Hargadon and her defenders. After a quick turnaround, Princeton will face a more accomplished opponent in Rutgers (4-1-1). The Scarlet Knights were dismantled last week by Virginia but have looked stellar in every other game, letting up just three goals - not counting the six to undefeated UVA (6-0) —

and outshooting their opponents 85-57. Three Scarlet Knights have multiple goals on the season, including forward Jonelle Filigno, who has scored three times this season.

“This weekend is exciting because it is our first set of away games.” Lauren Lazo

Meanwhile, Rutgers goalkeeper Jessica Janosz is letting up an average of 1.15 goals

per game with seven saves, a 63.2 save percentage and three shutouts in six games. The Scarlet Knights have earned 32 corners to their opponents’ 24 and have looked aggressive, out-fouling their opponents 59-27. “The biggest challenge for this weekend is playing against very athletic, strong teams,” Lazo said. “Rutgers and Seton Hall both play in great conferences and have been training for much longer than us. So as a team, we really need to come together and compete for each other. This weekend we want to prove that we are the best team in Jersey.” The Rutgers match will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, assuming the weather is better than on Thursday night.

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midfielder Teresa Benvenuti, last season’s Ivy League Rookie of the Year, add to an intimidating Tiger force. Coach Holmes-Winn highlighted leadership and maturity as some of the team’s greatest assets. “I think that they’re a mature team,” Holmes-Winn began. “And whenever you’re trying to achieve something special together as a group you need to have a common focus and a common purpose. I really feel like this team is focused on what they’re trying to achieve as a group.” Kirby seconded her coach’s observations on the team’s mentality. “Grit is the key word,” she said. “We play hard all the time and we never want to be outworked.” Holmes-Winn also ex-

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pressed excitement about the class of 2017, describing a talented bunch who demonstrate a high level of maturity for freshmen. Freshman Hailey Reeves earned her first goal of her career in team’s first game against Duke on a cross from junior striker Allison Evans. Freshmen Cat

“We play hard all the time and we never want to be outworked.” Sidney Kirby Caro in the midfield and Annabeth Donovan at back also saw action off the bench in their first two contests. “The younger athletes on this team, they’re also a very mature group,” HolmesWinn observed. “They came

in very fit. So there’s a level of professionalism that we don’t have to teach.” The team’s next game will be at Bedford Field against Michigan State, this Friday at 6:00 p.m. The Spartans (2-3) defeated Princeton the only time the teams met, in 2002 but enter the game unranked. On Sunday, however, the Tigers will host No. 13 Penn State. Though the Nittany Lions (1-3) have had a disappointing start to a season which they began ranked No. 6 in the country. Still, their offense – led by Taylor Herold, who has scored four goals already – should provide a formidable challenge for the Tigers. Last time out, the teams proved to be very evenly matched, as the game went to overtime and Princeton eked out a victory on a goal in the 73rd minute from now-senior middlefielder/attack Michelle Cesan. The rematch will begin at noon on Sunday.

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Rain postpones first road game By Stephen Wood sports editor

After prevailing in the first two games of its season, the women’s soccer team was foiled by Mother Nature Thursday night, as thunderstorms postponed their match at Seton Hall. The Tigers (2-0) will now play two in-state rivals in three days, taking on the Pirates (1-4-1) Friday at 5:30 p.m. in South Orange and facing Rutgers in New Brunswick on Sunday. “This weekend is exciting because it is our first set of away games,” junior midfielder/forward Lauren Lazo said. “So as a team we want to keep our clean sheet defensively against two very tough opponents. If we can do that then the rest will fall into place, as we have numerous threats going forward.” Princeton has not won its first true away game since

2004, but the Tigers have reason to be confident after winning their first two games by a combined score of 5-0. Doubts as to who would fill the significant gap left by Jen Hoy ‘13 have so far been assuaged by standout performances from Lazo and freshman forward Tyler Lussi. Lussi has already scored three goals in her brief college career, leading the team in goals and becoming the first freshman since 2004 to score in the season opener. She was named Ivy League Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week on Monday. Lazo, whose 11 goals were the second-most on the team last season, has also scored in both of the first two games. Another pleasant surprise has been junior goalie Darcy Hargadon. Though she had only started one game in her college career before this season and did not start at all See W. SOCCER page 5

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The women’s soccer team will take on Seton Hall next Friday after thunderstorms cancelled Thursday night’s first road game.

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Princeton prepares to face pair of in-state rivals

Tigers to face second test against a top-15 squad at home this weekend

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The men’s soccer team will look to establish a winning record by the end of this weekend, as it prepares to take on in-state rivals Rutgers and Seton Hall. The Tigers (01) battle the Scarlet Knights (1-2-1) Friday night in their first visit to Rutgers since

2006. Princeton hosts Seton Hall (2-0-2) in its home opener on Sunday afternoon, as the Pirates return to Roberts Stadium for the first time in three years. Rutgers’ record belies the strength of a roster that shut out Princeton in the schools’ only meeting last fall. Sophomore midfielder Mael Corboz, who scored both goals in the

Scarlet Knights’ 2-0 defeat of the Tigers, already has two goals on the year. Senior forward Kene Eze is the team’s leading scorer, with three goals netted in Rutgers’ first four matches. For the Tigers, Friday marks a chance at redemption, to make up for last year by beating Rutgers on its home turf. See M. SOCCER page 5

By Andrew Steele Coaches and players of defending champions often feel as if there is a target on their back, with competitors eager for a chance to knock off the titleholders. When asked whether or not this was the case for her team, field hockey head coach Kristen HolmesWinn — entering her 11th year at the helm with nine Ivy League championships and the program’s only national title during her tenure – expressed gratitude for the opportunity to defend a title. “I see that as a gift, honestly,” HolmesWinn said. “If we know that every single team is going to take us seriously and put their best effort forth, that will only make us better. And that’s certainly been the case, winning 18 of the last 19 Ivy League championships, we’re pretty used to the target thing. It’s made us have to be exceedingly detailed about what we’re doing.” Holmes-Winn added National Field Hockey Coaches of America and Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year awards to her impressive resume last year. The 2012 campaign saw her team outscore league opponents an absurd 45-1. Though No. 3 Princeton opened the season with a pair of wins at home, junior attack

Sydney Kirby noted that Princeton can learn a good deal from a frustrating battle with Fairfield. “I don’t think we were expecting our toughest match, but coaches say we have to play all opponents the same and just play our game,” Kirby explained. “We definitely learned a lot from that. They actually scored the first goal so we had to come back from that, which I think is a good lesson for us: not to underestimate our opponent. Our coaches pinpointed some key parts of our game that we need to work on that were quite exposed. Hopefully it should look significantly better this weekend.” The season promises to provide competition worthy of a defending titleholder. Princeton will face a slate of opponents that includes four current NCAA top 15 teams over the next eight games: No. 13 Penn State this Sunday, followed in coming weeks by No. 6 Syracuse, No. 4 UConn and No. 2 Maryland. The Tigers have plenty of talent returning. Senior midfielder Julia Reinprecht — sister of The Daily Princetonian’s 2013 Female Athlete of the Year, Katie Reinprecht ’13 — earned a first-team All-America selection. Senior midfielder/attack Michelle Cesan, secondteam All-America last year and sophomore See F. HOCKEY page 5

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Tigers to start play this weekend as they host the Princeton Invitational By Saahil Madge staff writer

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The men’s soccer team will have their home opener on Sunday afternoon as they take on a Seton Hall team that is undefeated through four games, recording two wins and two draws.

After finishing third in the Eastern Championships and just missing the NCAA tournament in 2012, the men’s water polo team begins its season this weekend at the Princeton Invitational with games at home against Santa Clara, Penn, Harvard and Iona. Last year, the team went 17-12, finishing in third place in both the Southern Championships and the Eastern Championships. At the Southern Championships, Princeton lost to Mercyhurst 12-11 but beat Navy 10-7 for third place. The Eastern Championships are the culmination of the season. “Our goal every year is to win Easterns, because then we get [an] automatic bid to NCAAs,” junior attacker Drew Hoffenberg said. In the first round of the Eastern

Championships, Princeton defeated Brown 10-7, but lost to Bucknell 7-6 in the semifinals. The team won a rematch against Mercyhurst in the third place game. “We ended up making a pretty good run and we beat Brown at Easterns [which] was the favorite for the tournament, so that was one of the highlights of the season. Then we ended up losing to Bucknell in the semifinals, which we thought we could win, and it ended up being a one-goal game,” Hoffenberg said. The team had six one-goal losses throughout the season, against Brown, St. Francis, Navy, Mercyhurst and Bucknell — twice. Last year, Hoffenberg was the leading goal-scorer for the team, with 63 goals. This summer, he led the U.S. team to a gold medal in the Maccabiah games in Israel. “The Maccabiah program allowed us to

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