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Town to pay for former police chief Dudeck’s legal fees

the town of princeton announced Thursday that it will pay for the legal defense of Former Princeton police chief David Dudeck, against whom a suit has been filed by seven police officers over numerous allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination throughout his tenure as Chief of the Borough department and subsequently of the consolidated police department, The Princeton Packet reported. Town attorney Edwin W. Schmierer explained in an interview with the Packet that the town’s insurance company would cover Dudeck’s legal fees because the alleged sexual harassment and discriminatory behavior occurred while Dudeck was employed by the municipality. Dudeck left the office on Feb. 26 and in April received a separation agreement with the town that set the terms for his retirement effective Oct. 1 after facing allegations of administrative misconduct. Dudeck spent much of the year on paid medical leave and retired on Sept. 1, one month earlier than originally stipulated by the agreement. A publicly-available civil action complaint filed against Dudeck by the seven police officers alleged that the former police chief had engaged in “an egregious and continuing pattern of behavior of gender discrimination, sexual orientation See NOTES page 4

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P/D/F reinstated for COS 126 By Elizabeth Paul staff writer

Following the adoption of a no-pass/D/fail policy for COS 126, 217 and 226 last spring, the computer science department has now reinstated the P/D/F option for COS 126: General Computer Science. In May, a couple months after the policy was announced, Dean of the College Valerie Smith and Dean of the Faculty David Dobkin approached Andrew Appel ‘81, computer science department chair, and requested that the department reconsider its implementation of a no-P/D/F policy for COS 126, Appel said. Smith and Dobkin “requested that we reconsider and offered to help in various resource constraints we were running up against,” Appel explained. William O. Baker Professor of Computer Science Robert Sedgewick, a lecturer and developer of COS 126, also cited student lobbying to the administration and to the department as an impetus for the policy change. Several students who were disappointed with the adoption of a no-P/D/F policy approached Sedgewick and Appel in the spring, Sedgewick said. The teaching staff then met in mid-June to discuss the policy change following the administration’s request. Sedgewick explained that, as the course See GRADES page 4


The 200-feet canopy toppled onto the track bed at the old Dinky station, a current construction site for the Arts and Transit Neighborhood.

No injuries in Dinky collapse By Patience Haggin news editor

The Dinky train station’s overhead canopy collapsed and fell onto the track bed at around 4:25 p.m. Thursday, prompting emergency workers from across the state to respond to the site and search for anyone trapped underneath the fallen structure. The original emergency call said there was a structure failure with possibility of entrapment, according to a Penning-

ton Fire Company firefighter, who was granted anonymity. Five workers were believed to be working on the construction site at the time of the collapse. Four of them were immediately confirmed safe, but it was an hour and a half after the search began when the fifth worker was confirmed safe when reached on his cell phone, the firefighter said. The search concluded at 8:15 p.m., according to University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua. Another officer on the scene


Research seminars replace some task forces in WWS By Angela Wang staff writer

After switching to a nonselective admission process last year, the Woodrow Wilson School admitted a record 163 students from the Class of 2015 and has introduced a number of changes to the school’s curriculum, among them the addition of nine new skills-based research seminars that will replace one of the two previously mandatory task forces. Previously, all juniors in the Wilson School were required to participate in a policy task force each semester and wrote

their junior papers in tandem with the task force. The Wilson School has now replaced one of these compulsory task forces with a research seminar, which will provide students with the basic skills needed to conduct public policy research. The School first considered making changes to its program through a steering committee headed by Wilson School professor Jacob Shapiro in the 201011 academic year, according to Undergraduate Program Faculty Chair and Wilson School professor Christina Davis. The following year, another faculty committee put together

an implementation plan whose changes will be executed this year. The plan proposed a new Science for Public Policy requirement, a new cross-cultural or field experience requirement, a new policy research seminar and the abandonment of the core class WWS 300: Democracy. “There had been a longstanding debate about whether selectivity was in the interest of the school,” Davis said. “There was also a concern about creating more coherence to the curriculum while still maintaining interdisciplinary See POLICY page 6

confirmed that the squads had been searching to see if anyone was trapped. The old station had been under construction at the time of the collapse, and N.J. Transit service had been operating out of a temporary station approximately 1,200 feet south of it since late August. Ethan Vasquez ’16 said he heard and felt the collapse from his bedroom in Forbes College. “It sort of sounded like two loud explosions. You could feel

the vibrations. And then probably a minute after that you heard the sirens and all that,” Vasquez explained. Around 50 rescue workers from counties across the region searched the site using thermal imaging equipment, self-contained breathing apparatuses and a dog, according to reporters at the scene and an on-site, off-duty emergency medical technician rescue worker who was granted anonymity . See TRAIN page 2


Presidential installations continue 265 years later By Teddy Schleifer senior writer

On a Saturday in Newark in November 1748, Aaron Burr Sr. transitioned into his new role as University president with a flair: speaking for 45 minutes in Latin from memory. Two hundred and sixty-five years later and 40 miles farther south, Christopher Eisgruber ’83 follows in Burr’s footsteps. This Sunday, the University will formally install Eisgruber as the University’s 20th president in a ceremony that dates back to Burr’s time as the second president of the College of New Jersey, Princ-

eton’s original name. While the inaugural speech will be in English and likely scripted, the purpose of the event remains the same: to introduce the new leader to the University he serves. The University expects 1,000 people to attend the formal ceremony on the green in front of Nassau Hall on Sunday at 1 p.m., according to University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua. The day will feature a ceremony highlighted by Eisgruber’s inaugural address, a reception and a concert featuring the band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Before his address, See CEREMONY page 5


Prosecutor: Undergraduate charged with drug possession had Ecstasy By Marcelo Rochabrun associate news editor

The undergraduate student charged this month with possession of illegal drugs by the University’s Department of Public Safety was found to have Ecstasy, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday. University officials did not publicly disclose the type of drug after the Sept. 8 arrest, citing the need to conduct tests in order to properly identify it. However, at least one administrator from the Office of the Dean of Undergradu-

ate Students and several residential college administrators had been made aware the morning immediately after the incident that the drug was Ecstasy. Joseph Gauvreau ’17 was arrested after a plastic bag allegedly containing drugs was found in his room in Holder Hall following a search. On Monday, University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said test results had not yet been received and consequently was unable to identify the drug. He estimated that the testing process could take weeks. But Casey DeBlasio, a

spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office, said Thursday that the complaint filed against Gauvreau indicated that the drug allegedly found in his room was Ecstasy. In response, Mbugua said he did not disclose the type of drug because it had not yet been tested and confirmed. He added that Gauvreau was allegedly found with 840 milligrams of the drug at the time of his arrest. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, a typical tablet of Ecstasy contains between 100 and 150 milligrams of the drug. Gauvreau did not respond to a request for comment.

In an email sent to residential college administrators the morning after Gauvreau’s arrest and obtained by The Daily Princetonian, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Michael Olin recapped the weekend’s incidents, which included a freshman being arrested for possession of Ecstasy. “One [alcohol] transport this weekend was a freshman,” the email read. “Another freshman was also arrested for possession of Ecstasy.” When asked for the source of information for the email, Olin said the email was internal and deferred comment to

Mbugua. In the past year, Public Safety has made two other arrests for drug possession, both involving marijuana, without citing the need for confirmation tests. Similarly, the local Princeton Police Department, which conducts arrests for possession of controlled dangerous substances on a regular basis, routinely identifies the drugs allegedly found in its biweekly press releases. One week before the arrest, two concertgoers at New York’s Electric Zoo music festival died after overdosing on Ecstasy.

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“It looks like extrication,” on-scene firefighter Jon Pace of the Fire Department of Montgomery Township said.

“This looks like a big collapse.” Agencies on-site included various counties’ fire departments, the state fire marshal and New Jersey’s Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue (NJTF-1), which specializes in rescuing trapped victims.

The EMT worker said the workers were also using a saw capable of cutting through concrete, steel and metal and that the cause of the collapse appeared to be due to structural failure. Aneesh Sahni ’14, who was in New South Building at the time of the collapse, said he heard “a continuous booming sound for four or five seconds.” “I heard a very, very loud noise, and then I looked outside and I saw … the structure fall down on the ground,” Sahni said. He saw Department of Public Safety officers arrive two or three minutes later, followed by EMTs and firefighters. Natalya Perina ’17 was walking from Forbes to Frick Chemistry Laboratory at the time of the collapse. She recalled hearing “a big bang, and then the sound of wood hitting the f loor in a pile.” When she turned to look at the station, she saw a large cloud of dust rising over the wreckage, and didn’t see any people nearby. Princeton Police Sgt. Mike Cifelli said that his department did not respond to the incident and that it was instead handled by the University’s Department of Public Safety. The old Dinky station was undergoing construction work as part of the University’s plan to build the Arts and Transit Neighborhood, a $330 million development that will include several rehearsal and performance spaces dedicated to arts education on campus. It is scheduled for completion in fall 2017. The old station will be converted into a cafe and restaurant. Under the construction plan, the Dinky station will be moved 500 feet to the south, which has angered some members of the local community. Six pending lawsuits are currently challenging the station’s relocation.


Rescue workers from surrounding townships gathered at the collapsed Dinky station in a coordinated search and rescue response.

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Search for replacement for Burstein continues with firm’s help By James Evans staff writer

The University continues to search for its next executive vice president, following the departure of former Executive Vice President Mark Burstein at the end of the last academic year. Burstein was named the President of Lawrence University in December 2012 and assumed the post on July 1. In May, University President Chris Eisgruber ’83 said the University would contract an external search firm and form a search committee to identify Burstein’s replacement. Eisgruber confirmed in an interview on Tuesday that the search process is now in full swing. “The search is underway. We began it back in June, and we’re continuing at this point to develop a pool of candidates, so it’s in a relatively early stage,” Eisgruber said. “I’m hoping to announce an appointment sometime during the year, but I really can’t be more specific,” he continued.

Assistant Vice President for Safety and Administrative Planning Treby Williams ’84 began serving as the acting executive vice president in July and will continue to serve until a permanent replacement is named. Although Eisgruber indicated that Williams was not a candidate for the position, he said he was grateful for her service to the University. “I’m extremely grateful to Treby, who’s been doing an exceptionally good job in the role,” Eisgruber said. “But my understanding has been that she intends to return to her previous role in the administration after serving as acting executive vice president.” Although he declined to name the members of the search committee, Eisgruber confirmed that the University has contracted the firm Isaacson, Miller to aid its search. Isaacson, Miller did not respond to request for comment.

Isaacson, Miller appears to be involved with several other hiring decisions across the Ivy League. Alongside the listing for the position of Princeton executive vice president, the firm’s website shows listings for the provost at Dartmouth College, vice dean at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and dean at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. The Princeton posting lists several qualifications and skills expected of the “successful candidate.” These include the “maturity, presence and gravitas to engage effectively with all constituencies, including alumni, donors, community members and University trustees,” as well

as a “demonstrated track record of advancing diversity.”

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The firm also notes that an “advanced degree is strongly preferred.” Burstein held

a MBA from the Wharton School at Penn. In an April interview with The Daily Princetonian, Chair of both the Board of Trustees and the presidential search committee Kathryn Hall ’80 confirmed that no search firm was used to select former President Shirley Tilghman’s successor. “People who use search firms are, one, if you feel like you need to have someone identify your pool of candidates,” Hall said at the time. “Another is if you need to do due diligence and we felt we had the capacity to do due diligence if there was something specific that we could hire specific resources. And three, the other reason that people

hire firms is because [the firms] are professionals and [can manage] the logistics of things.” Burstein was appointed executive vice president in August 2004. During his nine-year tenure, he led the creation of the most recent Campus Plan in 2008, which included provisions for the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The former executive vice president was also involved in forging the fouryear residential college program. Burstein had also been under consideration for the presidency of Dickinson College last fall but said he removed himself from consideration for the position.

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instructor, he made the final decision about the policy. The original implementation of the no-P/D/F policy followed a teaching faculty meeting in December 2012 to discuss their response to the rise in enrollment for the introductory COS courses. Sedgewick attributed the adoption of this policy to a lack of resources. Additionally, Appel explained that the difference in the effort required to P/D/F the course and to take it for a grade was not large. In the past five years, the number of students enrolled in COS 126 has grown about five times in size, Sedgewick explained. However, the staff size has not grown at the same rate. Other resource constraints experienced by the department are office availability, undergraduate graders, lecturers and preceptors. In order to allow more students to enroll in the course, the department hired a new lecturer for the fall semester, Sedgewick said. The department has also begun renovation of the computer science building in order to create new office space, Appel ex-

plained. Nonetheless, growing class sizes will continue to place pressure on the department, and they will continue to “stretch to find ways around resource constraints,” Appel noted. This includes sharing offices between preceptors and using space in the Engineering Quadrangle. Sedgewick recalled several discussions with upperclass-

...the University and the computer science department would like to offer any course to any student. Andrew Appel ’81 Computer Science department chair man students in his COS 488 class about the course P/D/F policy, which “mostly revolved around why the administration isn’t giving us the resources we need,” he noted. “We need hugely more resources than we

currently have.” While Appel confirmed that the department plans to maintain the P/D/F option for COS 126 students, the department will continue its policy of not capping enrollment. “In general, the University and the computer science department would like to offer any course to any student. And so, it’s a matter of finding the resources to do so,” Appel said. As of Sept. 19, 311 students were enrolled in the course, according to the Registrar. Jun Kuromiya ’14, a philosophy concentrator who took COS 126 his freshman year, explained that the P/D/F option sometimes allows students who have little previous experience in the subject to gain interest and ultimately decide to concentrate in computer science. He cited a heavy academic schedule in spite of a general interest in the course as a reason for electing the P/D/F option. “It was definitely easier to decide to take it as a result of the P/D/F option,” Kuromiya said. COS 217 and 226 will remain no-P/D/F. Appel said that since the two courses are prerequisites for the major, most students enrolled would have to take them for grades anyway.

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Buddhist monk Pomnyun Sunim speaks in the West Room of Murray-Dodge about his humanitarian work Thursday. Sunim spoke at lunchtime about sending aid to famine victims in North Korea.

discrimination, disability and sexual harassment” against female, gay, disabled and heterosexual officers. The complaint included detailed of offensive language and suggestive gestures that Dudeck allegedly used in front the seven officers who are party to the law suit. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs said

they would seek punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and compensatory damages for emotional distress, pain and suffering.

Dismantling of former Princeton Hospital to begin next month

developer avalonbay will begin to dismantle the former Princeton Hospital next month when it starts removing underground fuel tanks, the Princeton Packet reported. Following a Sept. 9 meeting with town officials, AvalonBay presented preliminary plans to demolish the former site of the University

Medical Center of Princeton between December 2013 and January 2014. The company will take down one f loor at a time, instead of using a controlled blast, town engineer Robert V. Kiser said. However, he noted AvalonBay still has to submit a formal demolition plan. “Once the demolition plan comes in, we’ll be going over that in a very detailed way,” Kiser told the Packet. He added that he does not anticipate that people living in the neighboring areas will have to temporarily evacuate their houses while the demolition occurs.


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Eisgruber ’83 to take oath on Sunday CEREMONY Continued from page 1


Eisgruber will publicly take the oath that he previously took at the June meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees. “I do solemnly affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States,” the University’s charter’s oath says. “I do solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the government established in the State of New Jersey under the authority of the people. I do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully, impartially and justly perform the duties of the Office of President of Princeton University to the best of my ability.” The University’s charter requires that Eisgruber say the oath — which will be administered by Chair of the Board of Trustees Kathryn Hall ’80 — but the installation ceremony is not a required event, Mbugua explained. No Bible will be used during the oath, though a Bible has been used in previous administrations of the oath. Among the 1,000 attendees will be other University presidents with Princeton affiliations, including Penn President Amy Gutmann, who preceded Eisgruber as Princeton’s provost, and Brown President Christina Paxson, who was dean of the Wilson School from 2009 to 2012. Mark Burstein, Princeton’s former executive vice president who left to become president of Lawrence University in Wisconsin this past summer, will also attend. Not all presidents affiliated with the University will make the trip to Princeton, however. Purdue President and former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels ’71 and Maria Klawe, the former dean of Princeton’s engineering school who is now president of Harvey Mudd College, will not attend, their staffs said.

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Some other Ivy League presidents, including Lee Bollinger of Columbia and David Skorton of Cornell, will not attend the ceremony, their staffs said. New Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon will be inaugurated himself this Friday and will not attend Eisgruber’s ceremony two days later. Eisgruber has also invited individuals close to him personally, Mbugua said. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Patrick Higginbotham, whom Eisgruber clerked for after he graduated law school, will attend the ceremony, his staff

Princeton helps pioneer this idea of academic pomp ... and it’s doing that in part to be the American Oxford. barksdale maynard ’88 university historian

said. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, whom Eisgruber also clerked for and whom he counts as a mentor, will not attend, the Supreme Court spokesman said. Though the governor of New Jersey, an ex officio member of the University’s Board of Trustees, has attended and spoken at some presidential installations in the past, Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman said that he will not attend Sunday’s ceremony. Sunday’s installation is the latest in a series of ceremonies that have diminished and then expanded in grandeur throughout Princeton history. Called inaugurations in earlier days, the ceremonies reflected Princeton’s desire to establish itself as the most storied institution in the country, accord-

ing to Barksdale Maynard ’88, a University historian. “Princeton helps pioneer this idea of academic pomp — the robed gowns, the mace that gets carried along, all of the rituals — Princeton embraces these. And it’s doing that in part to be the American Oxford,” he said. Like Burr’s speech, the inaugural address of John Witherspoon, Princeton’s sixth president, was delivered in Latin at commencement in the fall of 1768 in front of a “vast Concourse of People,” according to a letter written by Witherspoon recounting the ceremony, according to The Princeton Companion. By the time Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1879, was installed in 1902, inaugural addresses were delivered in English. Wilson delivered his speech, “Princeton in the Nation’s Service,” from the steps of Nassau Hall, the same place where Eisgruber will deliver his on Sunday. A century ago, John Hibben, Class of 1882, formally succeeded Wilson in a ceremony featuring national dignitaries including President William Howard Taft. “One hundred years ago, the president of Princeton was a figure of great national importance. Ordinary people might have known the name of the president of Princeton,” Maynard explained. In recent years, installation ceremonies have become larger. William Bowen GS ’58 was installed in June 1972 in a brief ceremony in Nassau Hall’s Faculty Room without a formal procession. Fifteen years later, Harold Shapiro GS ’64 was installed in a small, intimate ceremony in Richardson Auditorium. Shirley Tilghman’s installation returned the ceremony to the lawn in front of Nassau Hall and, like Eisgruber’s, featured a concert. Bowen, Shapiro and Tilghman will all attend the installation on Sunday, according to Mbugua.


Top: The stage mounted for President Eisgruber’s installation ceremony awaits the Sunday afternoon event. Bottom: Former University President Shirley Tilghman at her installation in October 2001. Source: Daily Princetonian archives.

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education and the flexibility for students to choose courses around their policy interests. The third concern was interest to help students improve the quality of the senior thesis by providing more structured coursework on independent research.” While regular Wilson School courses, which are open to all students, have not changed or increased in number, the research seminar is a new development that will help students develop quantitative skills to prepare them for independent work, according to Davis. “We replaced one of the policy task forces, actually, largely in response to the comments by students who felt that task forces, while very intellectually stimulating and exciting, did not provide quite the preparation they were seeking for their senior theses,” Wilson School Dean Cecelia Rouse said. There are currently nine research seminars offered this semester, including WWS 351: Information Technology and Public Policy and WWS 302: International Development. Each seminar has an additional research methods lab component. “[The seminar professors are] teaching it with a little more conscious self-attention to thinking about the challenges to research on a particular policy problem,” Davis said. The Wilson School has also added more study abroad opportunities for students, launching new programs in Barcelona for the fall and East Asia and Amman, Jordan for the spring, Davis said. Even though the incoming WWS class has nearly doubled,

the policy classes and research seminars will still maintain a 10:1 faculty-to-student ratio, Davis said. She added that faculty and administrators had accurately predicted the number of students in the Class of 2015 and thus hired enough instructors in the past year and a half to accommodate the junior class. Wilson School concentrator Ray Chao ’15 said that he is not worried about the increased number of students but instead sees it as a benefit for adding diversity. “Maybe there is also an added benefit in having a lot more perspectives on issues and a larger cross section of campus in the WWS program. I personally don’t see any drawback so far,” Chao said. “I’ve never really had a problem at Princeton with getting attention from a professor or the help I needed, so I’m not worried.” How the Wilson School will manage to pair each student with an adviser next year when 163 students must write their senior theses remains to be seen. Although no concrete plan has yet been offered by the School to address the challenges posed by the Class of 2015 in its senior year, some administrators and faculty suggested several ways that the Wilson School could respond to meet student needs. “[Students] have always been able to choose faculty from around the University and any department where faculty are willing to advise them, and that will continue to be the case,” Davis said. Wilson School professor Stanley Katz and Davis both noted that since certain departments such as politics are smaller this year, it is likely that their faculty will be able to serve as advisers for Wilson School students. Despite the promises of these

changes, students and faculty acknowledge the limitations and challenges that accompany these changes. Wilson School concentrator Aneesh Sahni ’14 said he approved of the new research requirement but said he felt concentrators would now have a lesser degree of freedom in determining their personalized courses of study. “Something that I liked about Woody Woo was that it was a very accessible department,” Sahni said. “I think that [the changes are] good because it’s almost like quality control and keeping people on the same page, but I think that it doesn’t now offer the same kind of freedom for students it did.” Katz said that with a more diverse student body, there will be a wider range of interests and needs that the School must meet. “We had some idea of the range of interests of the people in the selective program. We don’t have any idea what the interests of this class are,” Katz said. “That’s hard because it’s hard to anticipate [their interests], for instance, for providing an appropriate range of policy task forces, and we’ll just have to see.” As of now, administrators say that the program is running smoothly and is prepared to meet any upcoming challenges. “It is a large group, but they’re very diverse and extremely motivated, and I’m optimistic that this is going to be a great group of students to work with,” Davis said. “We’re opening the door of interest in public policy to a larger number of students.” “We’re working [the issue of thesis advisers] through, but we can be rest assured that they will get the kind of advice they need to write fantastic senior theses,” Rouse said.

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Daily Meal names U. one of 60 Best Colleges for Food in America

the university was named number 19 on the Daily Meal’s list of 60 Best Colleges for Food in America. Bowdoin College took the top spot, followed by Washington University in St. Louis and Virginia Tech. Of the Ivies, Princeton was preceded on the list by Cornell in sixth place, Yale in 10th place and Columbia in 18th place. Harvard was 21st place, the University of

Pennsylvania was 33rd place, Brown was 44th place and Dartmouth was 56th place. The Daily Meal surveyed 2,000 university dining halls across the country based on the availability of healthy, local and sustainable food; accessibility and service; nutritional education and events held in the dining halls; response to student feedback; depth of information provided by social media; and “the X factor,” or a distinguishing feature of each school’s dining facilities.


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............................................................ In these pages, we aim to print pieces that engage with and comment on our campus, our community and our lives as students. But we also appreciate that the interests of our columnists and our readers do not exist solely within the FitzRandolph gate. Once a week, one of our columnists will write on a national or international issue in our new “Outside the Bubble” series. We hope that this series will spark debate, discussion and dialogue among the members of our campus community.

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ne of the first things students do upon arriving on campus is purchase their course books. Fortunately, Labyrinth Books has simplified this process by streamlining how University students order their course readings as well as by offering an annual University discount. Yet, some coursor good reason, Syria, Russia and es require students to venture to the U-Store chemical weapons are all buzzwords that have dominated newspapers the past to purchase bound photocopies of readings month. Given the tremendous humanithrough Pequod, which can often be expensive tarian problems and strained domestic and international relationships, this should be the case. As and environmentally unsustainable. The Board a media consumer, I find there is an issue with the believes that University professors and admindramatic nature of this news coverage — there istrators should strive to minimize the use of seems to be a rather sensationalist approach to Pequods by relying on more sustainable and the reporting. The concerns aired in the unsleepaffordable alternatives. ing 24-hour news cycle all make the discourse Many textbooks are expensive, but Labyrinth melodramatic. Discussion of a loss in U.S. heis not the sole provider of most of the reading gemony, American un-exceptionalism, strained U.S.-Russian diplomatic relationships and implimaterials University students require. If stucations of Iranian misinterpretation of U.S. intendents find that they cannot afford a book from tions are all major issues that have managed to Labyrinth, there are a variety of other options draw attention to an important world of political theory, but in the process, these issues have most- available. This is simply not the case for the ly drowned out very important discourse on some materials included in Pequods. If a student canof the more practical elements of what it means to not afford a course’s Pequod, which can cost get rid of Syrian chemical weapons. as much as $134, there are no available alternaThere seems to be a dearth of discussion on tives. This problem is exacerbated by the fact the pragmatic nature of removing stockpiles of material. It is estimated that Syria has more than that Pequods for courses often change from one 1,000,000 pounds of chemical weapons; how is semester to the next, depriving students of the that going to be thoroughly and permanently opportunity to purchase used Pequods. removed? In all the discussion of who exerts an increasing amount of influence in “the region,” The Board is sensitive to the printing costs how is it that fundamental questions of operation and copyright restrictions Pequod encounters are obscured from the public eye? in assembling its packets. The Electronic Course All the colorful media coverage and fastReserve Service, however, offers a solution to paced decision-making should not obscure the important fact that the magnitude of the these copyright restrictions, as it allows the discussed operations in Syria is formidable (not University to work with publishers to expand that it shouldn’t be carried out). According to the library’s collection of e-reserve materipolitical analysis website Stratfor, getting rid of million(s) of pounds of hazardous weaponry als. While the University would incur a cost in will take years, and the operation might not be expanding its e-reserve materials, increasing thorough enough to get rid of all the material the accessibility of reading materials to stuand certainly won’t eliminate the possibility that dents is surely a goal deserving of substantial these weapons are used in the short term. According to National Public Radio, standard University support. procedure for chemical weapons disposal involves Not only are Pequods expensive to purcomplete incineration of all of the components. chase, but they also are contrary to the UniThe incineration of these weapons should not be understood to be a simple task; it is a long and versity’s long-standing goal to implement

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Aaron Applbaum columnist



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environmentally sustainable practices on campus. Printing hundreds of photocopies each semester is wasteful. Uploading these photocopies as a PDF through e-reserves would not only reduce costs for students, but it would also further the University’s commitment to sustainability. The Board does recognize that students often print e-reserve readings, but we still believe the move would reduce dependence on paper, especially in light of the print quota that allows the University to monitor and regulate student printing patterns. In addition to the mere cost, Pequod’s return policy and payment options are also financially burdensome. At no point are students allowed full refunds — only 75 percent and 50 percent returns are available after the first 10 and 20 days of classes, respectively. After the first 20 days of classes, students are unable to make any returns. This burdens students who are unsure of which courses they will ultimately decide to take. Labyrinth, by contrast, allows students to receive a full refund within a specified time period. Further, students are required to purchase Pequods with cash, credit or debit, foregoing the student charge. The student charge allows students to either delay payment or use University credit or loans. Student charge thereby allows students to more easily access course materials. If Pequods are to remain a component of University courses, the University should work with Pequod to make the student charge option available. Eliminating Pequods is likely not the most practical solution. However, if courses rely more on services like e-reserves, the volume of materials submitted to Pequod is reduced, thereby decreasing the size and cost of Pequods. And if the University establishes a closer relationship with Pequod, our needs as students can be met in a way that does not create unnecessary financial burdens in accessing required course materials.

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technical process that involves separating the chemical agent from its container or munitions and destroying it, then cautiously destroying anything that contains the hazardous material, including unexploded artillery packaging. This .................................................. process is extremely laborious because much of the weaponry is decades old and may have suffered decay and is often unstable. When there was discussion of a potential U.S./ Israeli invasion into Iran, there was abundant discourse about the quantity and impenetrability of the nuclear sites. There was discourse about the type of machinery necessary to undertake the operations as well as ample discussion of Iranian capability timelines. All of these practical and important elements are shockingly quiet in the current discussion of Syria. Would it be preferable to put the collection and movement of chemical weapons in the hands of the Syrians? The weapons could be transported to a single location for assessment and destruction, which would minimize the number of U.S. (and ally) specialists on the ground and allow for them to be concentrated in a single location. On the other hand, however, this implies a certain trust of Assad, of which he is undeserving. How would the United States be able to fully verify that the material was brought from the disparate stockpiles? Also, some of the sites have been taken over by rebel forces — are we to believe that they would cooperate? Another side of this debate should entertain the idea of boots on the ground — that Americans and allies be sent to the known storage, research and production locations in order to protect them from both the rebels and the Assad regime. In a However, it’s important to Benjamin Dinovelli brief to the U.S. Congress, plans crafted by the recognize that following the Honor columnist U.S. DoD estimated that at least 75,000 ground Code consists of more than simply troops would be needed for this option (excluding just not cheating on a test, but also the number of personnel and assets required to includes “report[ing] a violation support the ground force in maneuver). This within a reasonable period of time.” option is thorough and trustworthy, but I don’t pledge my honor that I have In his opening speech, less than believe a war-fatigued America would take too not violated the Honor Code two weeks ago, President Eisgruber kindly to this route. Also, given the dispersed during this examination. ’83 highlighted the virtue of honor. nature of this approach, there would need to be Since the beginning of Citing Princeton professor Kwame many more chemical weapons specialists on the my short Princeton career, I have Anthony Appiah’s book “The ground. Personnel would be disseminated over written these words on every single Honor Code,” he warned that while a large area in the middle of a dangerous combat examination I have ever taken. honor “can help to sustain us in zone. Even under ideal conditions, this process Established by members of the our pursuit of our own good,” it would likely take years to accomplish, and the undergraduate class in 1893, the “can also lead to self-destructive costs would be high. Honor Code serves as a symbol to a behavior.” Clearly, I have not exhausted the potential student’s commitment not to cheat. As Appiah claims in his book, methods of carrying out the removal of chemical Last week, I wrote an article titled “honor is an entitlement to respect weapons from Syria, but, interestingly, neither “What’s wrong with cheating?” in that’s governed by some code or have political pundits and other news sources. relation to the recent survey given other.” In particular, Appiah’s I believe it is important to note that whatever by The Harvard Crimson to its book deals with English duels, the type of action is pursued, destruction of the freshman class, which revealed that Chinese practice of foot binding stockpiles cannot be ensured fully. There will 42 percent of them had cheated on and slavery within the British always be personnel at risk, and there will a homework assignment prior to Empire. With all three, he concludes always be the chance that chemical weapons arriving on the grasses of Harvard that while honor had fueled these will still be used despite the efforts underway. Yard. In my article, I addressed activities, even in light of moral The process will be expensive and will take the risk of exploitable gray areas opposition, it was also honor — the years to realistically accomplish. While it may created by new technologies that an loss of respect for them — in the end not be the most sensational side of the Syrian antiquated honor system could not that eventually led to their demises. discussion, it is still important for this form have predicted. While Eisgruber turned his focus of discourse to be prevalent in today’s news In a recent letter to the editor, on the fraternity system — equating outlets. Assistant Dean of the College

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Elizabeth L. Colagiuri highlighted a video posted on the Office of the Dean of the College’s website in order to spur a conversation about these issues, and I thank her for that.

hazing rituals with English duels — I feel his focus is aimed in the wrong direction. Despite the infamy that fraternities have gained nationwide, there is a much larger, unaddressed

problem within Princeton’s own gates. As one Princeton sophomore said, “There’s a 100 percent chance that I would never report someone I know for cheating.” Another said that “only in situations seriously detrimental to the class” would he go out of his way to report someone. Let’s face it, there is a very negative stigma associated with reporting your peers, arguably even worse than cheating itself. As one student interviewed jokingly put it, “snitches get stitches” — it is just not seen as acceptable to rat a fellow student out. The same close-knit bond that Princeton builds gives you every incentive not to report someone you don’t know that well, let alone someone you know closely, for cheating. In a sense, this very concept of honor that the University has drilled into our heads — since the very minute we stepped foot onto campus — leads to this dual nature of honor that Eisgruber warned about. The very sense of honor that we have toward our fellow students undermines the Honor Code. It isn’t necessarily bad; I think it’s a good thing for students to have that close bond. Unfortunately, I think an inherent flaw is the inability of upholding the second part of the Honor Code — a necessary trade-off.

Realistically, the status quo is not going to change. The chances for punishment are slim; after all, who has heard of a case where someone has actually been punished for neglecting to report another person’s cheating? And even if someone did, how can you gain the physical evidence the Honor Committee requires to not have the “he said, she said” dilemma that the committee tries to avoid? Nor would I expect the Honor Committee to reward anyone for doing so. In doing so, you would create much worse consequences than the current status quo. What does this say about the culture at Princeton? In an effort to build a strong community of respect, part of the code, that Appiah refers to earlier, appears to be respecting others by remaining silent — even in the face of witnessing cheating. Those who have read Appiah’s book may retort that we need to have a paradigm shift by creating a system where we respect those who report on others. I disagree. This is a mentality that we cannot simply turn a blind eye to. The first step we need to take is acknowledgement. Benjamin Dinovelli is a sophomore from Mystic, Conn. He can be reached at

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Tigers to play against strong Syracuse squad FIELD HOCKEY Continued from page 10


really hard with the little time we have on the field,” Cesan said. “Syracuse and Dartmouth each have their tendencies, and we are making sure that we respond to them. Our team motto is to look at every competitor the same, and that is exactly what we are doing. In our minds, we are always the underdog. Even though Syracuse was our only loss last year, we are not looking for vengeance; we are looking for improvement. Our goal for this weekend is to solidify our structure so that the rest of our season is about fixing the small things. The girls are all pumped for our first away trip and look forward to putting our new structure to the test.” Sophomore midfielder Kate Ferrara, a key player for the Ti-

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gers, has a broken hand and thus will be unable to play in this weekend’s games. In practice this week, Princeton has been getting accustomed to the new personnel and position changes warranted by this injury. Despite these unforeseen adjustments, the Tigers remain focused on their fundamentals and on limiting unforced turnovers as well. “Of course, this weekend we are looking to come away with two wins,” Benvenuti said. “In order to achieve this, we must maintain focus, awareness and discipline throughout the game because Syracuse will exploit any weakness or mistake. Most importantly though, we must outwork our opposition. It’s cliche, but the outcome will ultimately be determined by which team is more willing to sacrifice themselves to get the positive result. Only then will we be proud of our efforts.”

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Team by College Soccer News, has scored twice this season.

‘We’re definitely looking for revenge. Last year, we could’ve had a better result at home.’ Thomas Sanner The Tigers are all too aware that something will have to

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change from last year if they want the final whistle blowing in their favor. “We’re trying a 4-3-3 lineup this weekend,” Porter said. “We haven’t played this way in our first few games, so we’ll see if the adjustment works.” “We’re definitely trying to control the tempo this time around,” Sanner said. “For us, it’s just about trying to realize that sometimes the game will be coming at you, and you just need to weather the storm. Other times, we can take advantage of opportunities, but we also need to start making more chances on our end.” Game time is set for 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Georgetown’s Shaw Field.


The women’s tennis team will send part of the squad to the Cissie Leary Invitational and the other part to Mizzou Tennis Aces for the Cure this weekend.

Lussi and Lazo look to extend scoring streak W. SOCCER

The last time the teams met, in


‘I give our players a lot of credit for stepping up in the last 30 minutes of the game.’

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game[s],” head coach Julie Shackford said of the road trip. “So we are working hard to get game fitness and coordinate everything on the field as well.” Now, the Tigers will prepare to take on William and Mary at Roberts Stadium on Sunday afternoon. In the all-time series between the two squads, the Tribe holds a 5-1 advantage.

julie shackford head coach September 2011, William and

Mary defeated Princeton 2-0 after breaking a long-standing tie with goals in quick succession in the 65th and 73rd minutes. This season, the Tribe rolls into Princeton with momentum. William and Mary has not lost in five consecutive matches and last fell at Georgetown in late August. Since that game, the Tribe has won three matches and tied two, most recently defeating Radford 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday. William and Mary will also square off against Penn at home on Fri-

day before making the trip to Princeton. Although Shackford is impressed with her team’s play so far this season, she is excited to see continued improvement versus William and Mary, her alma mater, this weekend. “I give our players a lot of credit for stepping up in the last 30 minutes of the game,” Shackford said. “We look forward to hosting William and Mary this weekend. It will be a great challenge against a historically strong program.”

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Princeton looks to rebound on first road game of season By Beth Garcia senior writer

Hitting the road for the first time this season, the women’s field hockey team will travel over the weekend to Hanover, N.H. and Syracuse, N.Y. to take on Dartmouth and No. 5 Syracuse. The Tigers (3-1 overall) opened the season with three wins on their home turf but suffered their first loss of the season last weekend against No. 12 Penn State, ending the team’s 12-game winning streak and causing the team to fall to No. 6 in the national rankings. Despite this setback, the reigning national champions are determined to enter this weekend’s games with a sharp focus and a positive attitude. “Obviously, we didn’t get the best result from our game against Penn State this weekend, but on the upside, we learned a lot and have adjusted our playing style,” senior striker and co-captain Michelle Cesan said. “We are very excited to play this weekend against Dartmouth and Syracuse because they are both good competitors, and those are the types of teams we thrive against. Not to mention, coming off of a loss is

even more encouragement to bounce back and do anything it takes to win.” Stopping first in Hanover to face off against Dartmouth (1-2), the Tigers will play their first Ivy League competition of the 2013 season. Though this is Princeton’s first road game, it will be the Big Green’s home opener, after starting its season with three away games. Dartmouth enters Saturday’s contest coming off of a 5-0 loss to Northeastern, so both teams will be looking for a win to turn momentum back in their favor. Last year, when the Ivy League rivals met in New Jersey, the Tigers came out on top with a 4-1 win. However, Dartmouth was the only team in the conference to score a goal on Princeton in 2012. “The Dartmouth team is always athletic and capitalizes on counter-attack situations,” sophomore midfielder Teresa Benvenuti said. “To prevent this, we have to be organized and impose our structure throughout the game.” With a quick turnaround, the Tigers will head to Syracuse for a Sunday afternoon game. The competition will be aired live on ESPN 3 starting at 3 p.m. Syracuse (6-0) is cur-

rently undefeated but still has to get past Boston College on Friday before facing off against Princeton later this weekend. The only team to defeat the Tigers last season, Syracuse was able to hold Princeton scoreless and win 2-0. “Our loss last year against Syracuse was the best thing that happened to us,” Cesan said. “We transformed and ended up winning the National Championship. We hope that [the Penn State] loss will also have a positive effect.” The Tigers have several reliable offensive threats so far this season. Benvenuti leads the team with three goals and three assists, while Cesan and junior striker Allison Evans, recent Ivy League player of the week, have each added two goals and three assists. When compared to the other NCAA Division I teams, the Tigers are certainly making a statement early on this season, getting ranked No. 6 for most assists per game, being tied at No. 12 for most points per game, coming in at No. 13 for most penalty corners per game and finally tied for No. 14 for most goals per game. “The team has been working See FIELD HOCKEY page 9


The field hockey team suffered its first loss in 12 games to No. 12 Penn State last weekend.



Tigers to return home for a match against William and Mary after three-game road trip

Tigers try to forget late loss By Jack Rogers staff writer


The women’s soccer team has just one week left to play before the start of Ivy League competition. Its first conference game is against Yale.

By Mark Stein staff writer

Following an impressive late-game victory in Philadelphia versus St. Joseph’s last week, the women’s soccer team is preparing to return from its three-game road trip for a home contest against William and Mary (3-1-2 overall, 0-0 CAA) Sunday afternoon. Princeton (3-1-1 overall, 0-0 Ivy

League), which has not played at home in two weeks, will look to build on its solid early-season play in preparation for the beginning of Ivy League soccer on Sept. 28th when the Tigers will host Yale. Princeton returns from the three-game road trip with a win, a loss and a tie. The Tigers tied Seton Hall 0-0 in a closely contested overtime match on Sept. 13 and fell to Rutgers 5-1 two days later. Tuesday,

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a late-game goal scored by freshman forward Tyler Lussi lifted Princeton to victory over St. Joseph’s in the 83rd minute of that contest, despite a light malfunction delay that stalled the action for 45 minutes midway through the second half. “We had three road games in five days, and as you can imagine, we are facing teams who are in their eighth and ninth See W. SOCCER page 9


Coming off a strong performance Wednesday night, albeit a narrow 2-1 loss to undefeated Loyola, the men’s soccer team looks to keep building momentum when it hits the road again this weekend. Another powerful opponent awaits the Tigers (1-3) in the nation’s capital, as Coach Jim Barlow’s squad prepares for a Sunday afternoon showdown against No. 19 Georgetown. The Hoyas (4-2), who marched all the way to the NCAA Championship match last fall, started the season ranked third in the nation. But losses to California and New Mexico almost dropped Georgetown out of the nation’s top 20. Despite Georgetown’s early season struggles, the Tigers are more than aware of how dangerous the Hoyas’ squad can be. In the last meeting between the two teams on Sept. 14, 2012, the Hoyas dominated possession and pace of play in a 1-0 victory at Roberts Stadium. But with painful memories of missed opportunities in last season’s match, Barlow’s lads are fired up to pull the upset this time around. “We’re definitely looking for revenge,” sophomore forward Thomas Sanner said. “Last year, we could’ve had a better result when we lost at home. It was painful because we had a bunch of good chances, and I thought I had some that I could’ve put away. It’ll be a good test to see where we mea-

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sure up with one of the best teams in the country.” “Georgetown’s coming off a huge season,” junior forward Cameron Porter said. “But we’re confident in our work so far. We had a good spring season training in Barcelona, and we’re coming off a great win last weekend against Seton Hall. Princeton is hopeful that its defense will have the same Sunday vibes this weekend that it did last Sunday in its 1-0 shutout of Seton Hall. “Getting that win over Seton Hall was a huge victory that felt good. We definitely needed that,” Sanner said. “We’d given up three goals in both of our first two games, but our defense held up great last weekend and can hopefully keep it up.” “We’re feeling good that we have [senior defenseman] Patrick O’Neil back from injury,” Porter said. “And hopefully we can get [junior defensive midfielder] Myles McGinley back too.” Princeton has its work cut out for it against one of the most threatening offenses in the nation. The Hoyas’ sophomore forward Brandon Allen will be the primary man to guard this Sunday. The NCAA Men’s Soccer Freshman of the Year last season, Allen already has four goals and 10 total points in the first six starts of his sophomore campaign. Senior forward/midfielder Steve Neumann, named to the First Team Preseason All-America See M. SOCCER page 9

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