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Endowment grows to $18.2 billion By James Evans

In Opinion The Editorial Board suggests expanding ESL offerings to undergraduates, and Tehila Wenger argues that Princetonians are big fish in a big pond. PAGE 6

Today on Campus 7:30 p.m.: The USG sponsors a free BodyPump exercise class and a punch card raffle. Dillon Gymnasium.

The Archives

Oct. 21, 1960 A female student at the University of Georgia seeks a male Princetonian to be her date for the PrinceTiger dance on Nov. 4.

By the Numbers


The percentage return on the University’s endowment this year.

On the Blog Rachel Klebanov serves up a playlist for your midterm blues.

News & Notes Yale is not actively considering honor code

yale college Dean Mary Miller told the Yale Daily News that the school is not actively considering the creation of an honor code. In place of an honor code, Yale students are expected to abide by the school’s regulations, which include guidelines for academic honesty. Miller explained that Yale students accept the code by the fact of their matriculation to the school. She said this informal contract is not very different from a formal honor code like Princeton’s. At Yale, 30 charges of academic dishonesty were reported in spring 2013. A referendum passed in April will require Princeton’s Honor Committee to publish statistics stating the number of Honor Code violations reported. Violations will be published in a fiveyear aggregate to protect the confidentiality of cases. At Harvard, in the wake of the spring 2012 cheating scandal in which about 125 students were investigated for academic dishonesty and about 70 were required to temporarily withdraw from the school, an honor code is in the works. A subcommittee of the school’s Committee on Academic Integrity began drafting what would be Harvard’s first-ever honor code, with plans to complete the first draft by November, according to the Harvard Crimson.

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The University’s endowment returned 11.7 percent in fiscal year 2013, falling in line with other recently announced returns across the Ivy League. The total value of the endowment grew to $18.2 billion. This year’s return surpassed the 3.1 percent gain in fiscal year 2012, when the value of the endowment shrunk slightly since spending outpaced growth. The Friday announcement follows a Thursday meeting of the directors of the Princeton University Investment Company, which manages the endowment. The double-digit gains reported by the University and its peers reflect increasingly bullish activity in foreign and domestic markets. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, a portfolio considered a broad indicator of market conditions, rose 17.9 percent between June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013. In the same period, Harvard’s endowment posted an 11.3 percent return — the See ENDOWMENT page 3


An ‘overwhelming’ reaction Early on, officers realized Nassau Hall situation was a ‘non-emergency’


Petraeus GS ’87 defends fracking By Teddy Schleifer news editor emeritus

David Petraeus GS ’87 said on campus Saturday that fracking could be a solution to U.S. energy challenges for the next 100 years, according to attendees. The final speaking event at the University’s weekend conference for graduate alumni was closed to press but held in the University’s largest auditorium and could be attended by any of the 1,000 graduate alumni who registered for the conference. It was one of the few speaking events that Petraeus has participated in since he resigned as CIA director in November following the news that he had an extramarital affair with his biographer. Petraeus launched into a defense of hydraulic fracturing, a controversial technology more commonly known as “fracking” that can be used to extract natural gas from shale rock, at the beginning of the event. Attendees said Petraeus described natural gas as a tremendous opportunity for the United States, which the country has in abundant reserves. Detractors of fracking cite its environmental impact. Petraeus also said he supported improvements to American pipeline infrastructure so that crude oil and other forms of energy can be transported more easily, attendees said. Petraeus is teaching a seminar at the City University of New York this semester that focuses partly on fracking and the potential pipeline. Petraeus departed from his expertise in military policy in an answer given to Michael O’Hanlon GS ’91, a fellow at the Brookings Institute and a lecturer in the Wilson School, who interviewed Petraeus at the event in Richardson Auditorium. O’Hanlon was one of several individuals close to Petraeus who confirmed last year that the former See FRACKING page 7


By Chitra Marti & Marcelo Rochabrun contributor & associate news editor

“Public Safety is receiving reports of possibility of shots fired in Nassau Hall,” a Princeton Police Department dispatcher said around 7:57 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, alerting all officers on duty. At that time, a concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra from St. Petersburg was going on in Richardson Auditorium, directly west of Nassau Hall. Directly south, journalist Ezra Klein was delivering a lecture in Whig Hall. Together, these two events gathered hundreds of people in the area. A few minutes earlier, a University administrator, working after business hours, had reported hearing noises below her third-floor office in Nassau Hall. Although unsure, she thought the noises could possibly be gunshots. In the back of her mind, she remembered an incident

that had occurred earlier that morning in Nassau Hall, where a visitor had received medical attention for exhibiting strange behavior. “I’m not sure, probably nothing, but it almost sounded like shooting,” she said in a phone call at 7:52 p.m. to the University’s Department of Public Safety, according to a transcript of the call provided by DPS. The call prompted a substantial response from the local Princeton police, as well as multiple nearby agencies, who came to the University as support. In the next couple of hours, officers armed with rifles entered Nassau Hall twice before declaring the building clear. Eventually, the University determined that the reported gunshot sounds actually came from a hammer striking a chisel on the second floor and closed the investigation. But an examination into the sequence

WEB SPECIAL Go to our website for an interactive look at the events of Oct. 8. of events that took place that day, reconstructed using records obtained under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act, as well as through interviews with those directly involved, shows that Princeton police officers realized early on that the situation was not an emergency involving an active shooter. In a call to the nearby Lawrence Police Department asking for support minutes after the University issued its first campus-wide alert, Princeton police officers See NASSAU HALL page 2


ESL resources target graduate students By Jean-Carlos Arenas staff writer

While the University requires a minimum proficiency in English for both undergraduate and graduate admission, some students arrive on campus still facing challenges with the language. According to University English as a Second Language tutors, the problem is especially seen among graduate students, who often turn to formal and informal ESL resources.

For admission to the University, undergraduate students whose native language is not English or who did not attend an English-speaking school are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language, according to the Undergraduate Admission website. Similarly, graduate students whose native language is not English or who have not received their undergraduate degree from a U.S. university must submit TOEFL or International English Language Testing System scores.

Despite facing similar entry requirements, University ESL tutors say graduate students tend to require language assistance more than undergraduates. “Undergraduates, of course, rarely … have a problem since they’re pretty much selected to be already fluent or close to it in English,” said Brian Zack ’72, who runs an informal English language class for members of the Princeton community who are non-native English speakers. “So See ESL page 4


Eisgruber suggests improving career resources for graduate students By James Evans staff writer

University President Chrisopher Eisgruber ’83 said higher education was still a worthy investment during a Q&A on Friday in Richardson Auditorium as part of this weekend’s “Many Minds, Many Stripes” conference for graduate alumni During the 45-minute conversation, Eisgruber spoke about his vision for the University, as well as graduate student life and education. When asked about the largest challenges facing the University, Eisgruber reiterated his belief that higher education was coming under pressure, a theme he stressed at his Installation ceremony in September. “People are asking questions about the value of education. You can’t pick up the newspaper without someone saying

that maybe people shouldn’t go to college,” he said. “So, I think one challenge that this University has always faced and faced well … is how do we sustain a model that makes this place so distinctive and so special?” At his installation, Eisgruber said that attending great colleges and universities requires big investments, but these are among the most valuable kinds of investments that Americans and citizens of other countries can make in their futures. He returned to this observation in his Friday speech, citing one study that said an undergraduate degree can return as much as 15 percent per year of the cost. He also underscored the importance of encouraging students to channel their education into public service in accordance with the University’s unofficial motto: “Princeton in See EISGRUBER page 3


President Eisgruber ’83 spoke at “Many Minds, Many Stripes,” a conference for graduate alumni.

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Monday october 21, 2013

10:09 a.m.

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A male visitor exhibiting what appeared to be unstable behavior prompts DPS to dispatch officers to Nassau Hall. He is transported for medical attention.

A female U. administrator working after hours hears four bangs. She thinks of the morning incident and thinks that maybe the male visitor is back.

After thinking about the noises, she calls DPS, saying they sounded almost like a shooting.

First PTENS message goes to the U. community as a whole, advising of the report of gunshots and asking people to stay away from the area.

Second PTENS message is sent to the U. community informing them that police are still on-scene.

Final PTENS message informs community that DPS has determined there is no threat.

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Four Princeton police officers enter the building. Nassau Hall employees receive a PTENS message advising them to shelter in place.

Princeton Police tells the Lawrence Police Department that this is a “non-emergency response,” and that there is no active shooter.

10:11 p.m. Nassau Hall is declared “all clear.” The police perimeter is called off.


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explicitly asked for a non-emergency response, recognizing that there was no immediate threat at the time. The call took place more than an hour and a half before the University-wide all-clear message was sent. In addition, the caller repeated three times during her initial call that she thought the noises she had heard were most likely “nothing,” only conceding once that it could possibly be “something.” “The reaction was kind of overwhelming,” the caller said in a later interview. She was granted anonymity for this article to freely discuss the situation. A morning incident That morning, just past 10 a.m., a 63-year old visitor to Nassau Hall had been removed from the building by DPS officers and issued a persona non grata, meaning he was not allowed to step on campus for a period of time. The visitor “appeared to be somewhat unstable,” University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said, adding that he was transported to a local hospital to receive medical attention. The administrator who made the call later that evening was not in the building when the morning incident happened, but learned about it through emails from her colleagues who, she said, advised her not to come back for the time being. The incident was in the back of

her mind that evening, when she heard four bangs in rapid succession coming from below her office. She often worked after hours, she said, and was used to certain noises, but had never heard something like this. She locked herself in her office and continued working for about 15 minutes, still thinking about the incident that morning, before looking up DPS’s phone number and finally making the call at 7:52 p.m. “I thought it made sense for me to call back and warn, especially because of that incident in the morning,” the caller said. “I thought that maybe that crazy person came back.” Her call prompted DPS to inform the local police about the incident, according to standard protocol for situations that involve firearms. The Princeton police officers were dispatched five minutes later and an officer initially expressed confusion about the location of Nassau Hall, according to a recording of their radio transmissions. “Which one is Nassau Hall?” the officer said. “It’s the main hall right on Nassau Street,” the dispatcher replied. Getting the caller to safety Upon the officers’ arrival — around 8 p.m., according to eyewitness accounts — they were provided with prox cards by DPS that granted them access to Nassau Hall. Meanwhile, DPS set up a base in the parking lot behind Alexander Hall, where the concert was still going on and was allowed to conclude as scheduled. At 8:03 p.m., 11 minutes after the

initial call, four officers made the first of two entries into the building in order to retrieve the caller. They split into two groups, one inspecting the first two floors while the second proceeded directly to the third floor. “Make the call to the Sheriff’s Office as well, just advise him what we have,” an officer said just as the other four officers were making entry. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office operates a Special Weapons and Tactics team, but informed the Princeton Police dispatcher that there would be no response from their team, leaving the local officers with the responsibility of clearing the building themselves. Most of the doors in the building were closed and no one was seen inside Nassau Hall, Police Sgt. Geoffrey Maurer, one of the officers, wrote in his narrative of the incident. Initially unsure of whether the caller was in room 303 or 302, the officers told her to shelter in place. Maurer also reported hearing “booms from lower in the building” that resembled gunshots, but dismissed them as heat or water pipes. He later learned that there was in fact no furnace in Nassau Hall. While the officers were in the building, at around 8:05 p.m., the first emergency message of the evening, sent through the Princeton Telephone and Email Notification System, went out to all employees who work in Nassau Hall, advising them to stay in place if they were inside the building. “They just came and knocked [on] the door and they asked me to go outside,” the caller said, not-

ing that the officers first walked around inside the building for about 10 minutes. As the officers walked down the stairs with the caller, they were already preparing for the next stage of their response. “Once you get the caller out, we’re going to establish an exterior perimeter,” an officer outside told the four officers who were still inside. “Then we’ll have additional units come in, and you can clear the building.” Maurer propped a door open as he left the building with the caller to be better able to hear any further noises, he told the other officers. The caller was taken to the DPS command center by Alexander Hall, where she was interviewed by officers Det. Annette Henderson and Maurer. The first entry concluded at 8:15 p.m, but the first calls for support were only placed 35 minutes later, and the second entry began more than 30 minutes after that. Throughout the night, the Princeton Police maintained an interior perimeter around the area, while DPS maintained a larger exterior perimeter. At one point in between the first entry and the calls for support, an officer standing outside reported seeing lights flickering on the third floor. “Did you actually see somebody on the third floor?” another officer asked. “I saw the light go out. It was on and then it went out,” the officer who had seen the lights responded, although he could not confirm

whether he had actually seen a person inside the building. Searching Nassau Hall A few minutes later, acting chief of the Princeton Police Capt. Nick Sutter and Lt. Chris Morgan, the oncall superior officer that evening, were reported to be on their way to the scene. After conferring, it was determined that Princeton police officers would also be in charge of entering and clearing the building, according to Maurer’s report. As these discussions were going on, the first University-wide PTENS message was sent out at 8:40 p.m., alerting community members to the reports of gunshots in Nassau Hall. “Stay away from area,” the message read. “Updates to follow.” The police departments of Lawrence and West Windsor were contacted for perimeter support at 8:50 p.m. When Lawrence asked about the priority of their response, the answer revealed what was then Princeton Police’s current assessment of the situation. “They can come with a nonemergency response,” an officer instructed the dispatcher. In a later interview, Sutter said that at that moment they had already recognized this was not an active shooter situation. “There was no reason for the assets to respond with a high priority,” he explained. The West Windsor Police Department could not send anyone, the dispatcher said, leading the officers to contact the Plainsboro Police Department at 9:01 p.m. Plainsboro

also had trouble finding Nassau Hall and were instead directed to Palmer Square, from where an officer would direct them toward the Alexander Hall command center. The Princeton police officers finally made their second entry at 9:26 p.m., more than an hour after the first entry had concluded. “We are going to have to activate the light real quick, cause it’ll [be] bumpy in there,” an officer said, referring to the uneven ground of Nassau Hall. Most of the details of the second entry remain unclear, as the officers refrained from communicating through their radios during the search for the safety of the officers inside. However, Maurer wrote in his report that they did not find any signs of a shooting or a shooter inside Nassau Hall. During this time, the second University-wide PTENS message was sent, stating for the first time that no injuries have been reported, but also noting that police were still on the scene. Nassau Hall was declared all clear at 10:11 p.m. by the Princeton Police. A final PTENS message sent at 10:30 p.m. conveyed this message to the University community, although it attributed the all-clear determination to DPS. In hindsight, the caller conceded that during her initial call, she expected DPS to tell her that the sounds she had heard were coming from construction work or something similar. “The reaction for myself was surprise,” she said. “I didn’t expect that kind of reaction.”

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Monday october 21, 2013 STUDENT LIFE

Projects Board request allegedly violates USG Constitution By Anna Mazarakis staff writer

The Projects Board allegedly violated the USG Constitution by approving a funding request for $1,800 for the Tango Club Tango Festival. The Senate found the approved fund request while reviewing the USG budget from July through September at its weekly meeting on Sunday evening. According to the USG Constitution, the Senate must approve funding requests by the Projects Board — which funds events and activities sponsored by student groups — that exceed $1,000. The USG voted 17 in favor and six abstaining to bring representatives of the Projects Board to the USG’s next public meeting on Nov. 10 to explain what happened. Projects Board co-chair Jared Peterson ’14, who was not present at the meeting, told The Daily Princetonian that the Projects Board had approved only $900 for the event and that the transfer record of $1,800 may be the result of an error. Since the Projects Board has committed the same violation in the past, including twice last year, Andy Liu ’16, a substitute for UCouncilor Elan Kugelmass ’14, made a motion on his behalf to censure the Projects Board’s budget. “This is a repeated problem,” academics committee chair Dillon Sharp ’14 added. “If somebody on my committee kept on screwing up on the same thing, they would be off of my committee.” “That would be the Senate expressing our disapproval of their current spending practices, spe-

cifically this specific expenditure without coming to us for our approval, as they are required to do,” U-Councilor Zhan Okuda-Lim ’15, who seconded the motion, explained. “So we would give them a warning essentially saying, you didn’t come to us when you were supposed to.” The motion to censure the budget failed with a vote of 10 opposed and 13 abstaining. “We did not vote down the censure motion because we agree with what Projects Board did,” Okuda-Lim explained after the vote was made. “We just voted down with the rationale that was brought up by Paul [Riley ’15, a UCouncilor] that we want to hear from Projects Board first before we decide on whether to give a warning or not.” Riley is also a member of Projects Board. Peterson said that the Projects Board had only approved $900 for the Tango Club event. The Senate reviewed a list of fund transfers, rather than the budget the Projects Board had approved, according to Peterson. “We don’t actually manage the physical fund transfers ourselves. That’s done by West College,” Peterson said, explaining that he would need to speak to representatives from the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students to find out why $1,800 was transferred. Eileen Lee ’14 is the other co-chair of the Projects Board. Peterson was also co-chair of the Projects Board last fall, when the board approved two funding requests over the $1,000 limit without USG pre-approval. In that case, the USG granted its approval

for the funding after the fact, and no censure of any kind was issued to the Projects Board. Also at the meeting, the USG discussed a pilot program called “Wintersession” that will start during the upcoming Intersession, through which students will be able to participate in enrichment programs. Student groups will be invited to apply to host classes, U-Councilor Katherine Clifton ’15 said. “The idea is we want to make programming happen during the Intersession,” U-Councilor Laura Du ’14 said. Du said the program aims to take advantage of free time that students have and to provide students with formal and informal learning opportunities in order to create a stronger community on campus during the break. Students would be able to participate in the program free of charge. The program’s provisional budget is approximately $5,200, which would cover marketing and publicity, instructor costs, the opening dinner and T-shirts. Their target for participation is about 100 to 200 students. The USG also passed revisions to the Elections Handbook in a vote of 18 in favor, three opposed and two abstaining. The revisions will alter the current registration and campaigning schedule and will put a cap on the number of petitions a candidate can gather. Twenty-nine students were also approved as new members of the Social Committee, University Student Life Committee, Treasury Committee and Ad-Hoc Transparency Committee at the meeting.

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the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.” In response to a question about seeking out international graduate students, Eisgruber said he believed that educating foreign graduate students was an indispensable means for the University to contribute to the world because graduate students often return to their home countries as leaders. “I wouldn’t exist but for foreign graduate students coming to the United States,” Eisgruber said jokingly. “My father came

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to the United States to be a graduate student in agricultural economics at Purdue University, where he and my mother met at a German graduate student picnic.” Eisgruber also faced questions about the job prospects of graduate alumni. “One of the very important things about our graduate education — throughout time, it prepares people to serve in academia and other areas of society, as well. We haven’t done as much as we should do to recognize that,” he said. “The difficulties and pressure we’ve seen on the academic job market only add to the reasons why

this is important going forward … So we will continue to work with the Graduate School and with Career Services to serve the needs of our students.” More than 1,000 graduate alumni registered for the “Many Minds, Many Stripes” conference, which concluded on Saturday. The conference included discussions with Nobel Laureates Paul Krugman and Eric Wieschaus as well as tours of the Graduate College. Eisgruber said he hoped that the conference for graduate alumni would “help to strengthen the ties that stretch across different boundaries at the University.”

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lowest return level of the Ivy League schools that have reported so far — while Yale and Dartmouth reported returns of 12.1 and 12.5 percent, respectively. Among the Ivy League, the University of Pennsylvania registered the largest gain at 14.4 percent. No university in the Ivy League mustered a return greater than that of a standard index fund. The reason for this, according to PRINCO President Andrew Golden, lies in the complexity of PRINCO’s investing model, which aims to deliver strong returns while also managing downside risk over a long horizon. “The perspective is that we made that return the hard way. We executed well on a reasonably complicated, global, multi-asset class, investment approach,” Golden said. “This was a year in which, given that the U.S. stock market was up over 20 percent, you could have made that same return a lot more simply. We think that the hard way, the more sophisticated approach, positions us to do well in a variety of environments, including this one.” Due to the enormity of the financial industry, many experts believe that the U.S. stock market is “efficient.” An efficient market is one in which all assets are appropriately priced, and the only way to improve one’s expected return is to increase the amount of risk held. A portfolio consisting solely of stocks, like an index fund, might have a higher expected return than a multi-asset portfolio, but it would also hold far greater risk. The S&P 500 did outpace the University’s returns this year. However, were the University to have held only the S&P 500 in the 2009 fiscal year, it would have realized a negative 33 percent return, far greater than the negative 22.7 percent return actually experienced.

Nonetheless, the efficient market hypothesis paints a dreary investment landscape for money managers, who can apparently do little to increase expected returns while simultaneously managing risk. The so-called Endowment Model of investing, pioneered by the Yale Investments Office, provides an alternative to that outlook.

“It’s not something where if you beat Harvard and Yale you get a bonfire. That would be a silly way to evaluate performance, in terms of outperforming peer schools.” Andy Golden princo president

The Endowment Model encourages investment in so-called “alternative assets”— more exotic financial instruments like private equity, hedge funds and even real assets like precious metals, timber and other commodities. Since these markets have high barriers to entry and are often more complicated than the stock market, fewer investors participate, and these asset classes are less likely to be efficiently priced. As a result, mangers may be able to squeeze out greater expected return without taking on additional risk. At Princeton, too, Golden said

the core principle underlying the Endowment Model — that illiquid markets make good investments — is almost tautological because inefficient markets by definition provide greater opportunities, and illiquid markets tend to be inefficient. “It’s also true that illiquid investments tend to be the type where there are greater opportunities to influence the actual fundamentals of the investment,” Golden added. “You cannot just recognize value, buy cheap and sell dear, but you can make that thing you are buying worth more.” As of June 30, 2012, 22.6 percent of the University’s assets were held in real assets and 36.4 percent in private equity. This year’s allocation has yet to be announced. But for Golden, one of the best testaments to the endowment’s success has been the 10-year annualized return, which increased to 10.2 percent following last year’s 11.7 percent return. “Ten years in itself is too short, but I’ll be happy when people focus on that number,” Golden said. “The most important element is to look at the appropriate time horizon. One year is really too short. I said that last year when our return was much less, and I’ll say it this year when our return is quite satisfying.” Since investment strategies are designed to sustain the activities of the University far into the future, year-to-year performance often assumes greater importance than it perhaps deserves, according to Golden. Moreover, while PRINCO does use the performance of other endowments as a measure of the University’s success, Golden said there isn’t any sense of competition. “It’s not something where if you beat Harvard and Yale you get a bonfire. That would be a silly way to evaluate performance, in terms of outperforming peer schools,” Golden said. “You get some perspective on how you’re doing by those comparisons.”

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the groups that we’re really aiming for are grad students, post-docs and visiting scholars.” Graduate students who despite acceptable test scores still require assistance with English proficiency are presented with a number of options for support, including the McGraw Center’s English Language Program. The program, which helps graduate students satisfy the Graduate School’s requirement for English proficiency, provides a summer language orientation, English language courses that run throughout the academic year, an undergraduate conversation partner program that pairs fluent undergradu-

ates with graduate students, individualized tutorials and weekly discussion groups, according to the McGraw Center’s website. “When graduate students come in, we test them. It’s just like any placement test you would take for a foreign language, and if you don’t pass, then you have to enroll in our classes. We have an error correction workshop for students … who placed out of our classes but still want to take them, and we have a program during fall break,” English Language Program Coordinator Miki Mendelsohn said. McGraw’s ELP focuses on communicative proficiency, helping graduate students improve their oral conversation abilities, presentation skills, pronunciation and development of fluency, according to

Mendelsohn. The numerous ESL resources for graduate students are not widely advertised to undergraduates, who are assumed to be fluent in English. In the past, undergraduate students have been referred to the ELP by their residential college directors of studies, but none have been recently, Mendelsohn said. She suggested the lack of undergraduate participation may be because they are not coming in with severe enough problems to require language help. “My understanding is that undergrads don’t really need help with conversation, you know, the things we work on, because they’re speaking English all the time. I don’t think there’s such a need there,” Mendelsohn explained. However, fluency does not

always extend to undergraduate students’ writing capabilities, as the Writing Center has received visits from ESL students who require assistance with the mechanical aspects of English.

“The groups that we’re really aiming for are grad students, post-docs and visiting scholars.” brian zack ’72

Students who are both native and non-native English speakers often come to the Writing Center with the misconception that it is a proofreading service, according to Associate Director for the Princeton Writing Program Khristina Gonzalez. While the Writing Center does not cater specifically to students who require assistance with grammar, sentence structure and the flow of writing, it does help ESL students with their English by giving attention to recurring patterns and general concerns in their writing that might be the root of more specific problems, she said. “I think that what’s interesting about Princeton and most of the Ivy League schools and our peer institutions in general is that a lot of schools and institutions like this don’t have a specific ESL office [within their writing centers], especially for undergrads,” Gonzalez said. She attributed the Writing Center’s lack of a separate ESL service to the assumption that most students who come to Princeton are faced specifically with the challenge of writing in an academic style. The transition from high school writing to university-level writing is similar across different backgrounds, Gonzalez said. However, while this transition may be uniform in some aspects, there are still differences between backgrounds and levels of preparedness in terms of familiarity with American university conventions, Gonzalez added. “What we do most of the time with students like that is the same thing I think every writer needs to learn about their own writing, which is that learning is a process, so even those kinds of lower-level concerns often come together after the student really understands, ‘This is what I’m arguing, these are the pieces of evidence that are allowing me to argue that and this is my motive for writing,’” Gonzalez explained. “Once those larger, higher-order concerns come into place, those kinds of second-level things do as well.” Students looking to improve their academic writing also get help through Brian Zack’s informal class, which focuses on academic English usage. Zack started tutoring non-native English speakers 10 years ago with the Friends of the Davis International Center, where he was involved in a group conversation class run by the center. “Several of the students there that I got to know after a couple of years actually asked me if I would do an individual class focusing more on the academic aspects because the group classes were very conversational,” Zack said of the impetus for the class’s formation.

The class does not offer any credit or any certificates. “People come for no other reason than to learn,” Zack said. Zack’s program and the Davis Center’s conversation program tend to attract more partners of University affiliates than University affiliates themselves, Zack said. Graduate students, post-docs and visiting scholars who require assistance tend to seek out McGraw’s ELP and other formal University resources. Zack’s classes have received positive reviews from his students. “Every week, we cover

“My understanding is that undergrads don’t really need help with conversation.” Miki Mendolsohn english language program coordinator

different topics — vocabulary, the grammar and idioms; we have a lot of readings. It has really helped me, especially with the vocabulary. When I study by myself, it’s not easy; it’s a lot more difficult. But the readings that Brian chooses really help us learn, not just about English but also about American culture,” Kate Park, one of Zack’s students and the wife of a Princeton graduate student said. Zack’s class is also a useful resource for people seeking to learn English as a means to learn another subject. “I’m not a Princeton student, but I took some classes at Princeton [as an auditor] … When you are not a native speaker and when you are not an advanced student in English, it’s hard to take those classes,” Sissi Pinto, another of Zack’s students and the wife of a graduate student, said. Contributor Lorenzo Quiogue contributed reporting.

CORRECTION Due to a reporting error, the Oct. 18 article “PEP supports equality at marriage talk” omitted the class year of Sherif Girgis ’08. Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of the Oct. 18 article “U. may increase number of entrepreneurship courses” misstated the class year of Rishi Narang ’15. The ‘Prince’ regrets the errors.

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Krugman argues against austerity at ‘Many Minds, Many Stripes’ By Joe Sheehan contributor

Economics professor Paul Krugman explained the danger of attempting to reduce budget deficits in a time of recession in a lecture for the “Many Minds, Many Stripes” alumni conference on Friday afternoon. Speaking to a packed auditorium of graduate alumni, Krugman discussed “intro economics” in the context of the Great Recession. The winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory, Krugman is known nationally for his twice-weekly columns in The New York Times. Krugman has taught a wide range of classes at the University, from ECO 102: Description and Analysis of Price Systems, to Economics of the Welfare State, a 500-level class in the Wilson School, but is not teaching this semester. Krugman is also the author of a variety of books, including the 2012 New York Times Bestseller “End This Depression Now!” Though Krugman is an expert on many aspects of contemporary economics, his topic of choice for Friday’s lecture was accessible to those with only a cursory understanding of the field. “I just want to go back to basics and talk about where we are right now in the U.S. economy,” Krugman said. “What happened to us?” For Krugman, the answer is clear. A collapse of private spending led the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates in an attempt to stimulate the economy until those interest rates hit zero. “And then the lowering had to stop,” Krugman said, to audience laughter. According to Krugman, the economy behaves in a totally different way once interests rates are at zero. “The zero lower bound — it sounds technical. It sounds abstruse. You want to say, well

that’s something for economists to worry about, but the fact that we hit the zero lower bound, that changes everything.” The fact that interest rates were so low justified the antiausterity argument Krugman has made consistently in his New York Times columns since the beginning of the Great Recession, he said. “When interest rates are zero,” said Krugman, “you should be in favor of more, not less government spending.” He lamented that this antiausterity argument had been roundly ignored by world leaders and policymakers over the past five years. “In the course of the last year,” Krugman said, “there’s been a lot of clarification over the debate in economics. People have stopped talking about expansion in austerity, because it clearly doesn’t happen; the evidence showing that high levels of debt were very destructive has collapsed. … So my side, the anti-austerity side, has totally won the argument, which has made absolutely no difference to policies.” Graduate alumni in the audience also expressed surprise at the disconnect between economists and economic policymakers. “I think it’s not surprising but remarkable how Krugman said almost all economists agreed on one course of action and all the policymakers aren’t doing that at all,” Arch Davis GS ’69 said. “That’s a real problem today.” After speaking for 20 minutes, Krugman opened the floor to a long question-andanswer session. One alumnus asked whether the cause of the recession could have been the rising interest rates that occurred immediately before the housing bubble burst. Another wondered about the impact of the recession on students coming out of college and entering the job market for the first time, to which Krugman gave a sobering response.

“The question is how long does it take someone who graduates into a bad job market to recover, and the answer, according to a number of sources, is forever,” Krugman said. “You’ll never get back on the track where you should have been.” Davis asked a question about the regressive nature of the Social Security tax. In response, Krugman explained how the tax was really a matter of political economy, to make the program seem like an insurance company rather than a means of redistributing wealth. Davis said he felt Krugman gave him a well-thought-out answer. “I thought it was a pretty good answer,” Davis said. “I think the kind of answer that you’d get depends on your political ideology, and of course, to socialists or people who are halfway socialist, it might seem like a big issue that it’s a regressive tax. To me it seems like those policy issues have changed a lot.” Though some in the audience said they agreed with Krugman, others held more conservative views than the economist, whose New York Times blog is titled “The Conscience of a Liberal.” “I watch Krugman every Sunday morning on ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos,’ ” Steve Jaffe GS ’68 said. “I actually watch that show because I like George Will ’68, who is a conservative columnist. He’s speaking this afternoon, and he’s better than Krugman.” Despite ideological divides, Krugman’s lecture was generally well received and he made several jokes throughout the lecture about public figures, such as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Texas Senator Ted Cruz ’92. “When I taught at Princeton,” Krugman said, “I worked under the then-department chair. He was one of the best academic administrators I have ever worked with, until he got demoted. What was his name? Bernanke. Ben Bernanke.”

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Tehila Wenger

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Big fish, bruised egos


ig fish from a little pond comes to Princeton. It’s an old cliche, one painfully familiar to many undergraduates who are in theory excited to dive into a rigorous intellectual environment but not quite prepared for the reality. Many who can’t wait to engage with intellectual equals are soon crushed by the realization that some of these “equals” leave them far behind in terms of brainpower. The caliber of classes and peers may provide an intellectual feast for a few students who are particularly grateful to have escaped the ennui of unchallenging high schools, but for others, the prospect of no longer being the smartest person in the room is terrifying. In academic forums, this reaction often translates into a tone of apology or self-effacement. Students enter each new precept gingerly, qualifying their most interesting and controversial offerings with that sterile little addendum of, “I feel like,” or “I think,” then recoiling in shock if a classmate is ill-bred enough to challenge the comment. Two years ago, Princeton commissioned a report of the Steering Committee on Undergraduate Women’s Leadership, also known as the Keohane Report. Although the report highlights the tendency of women to underrate their mental powers more than their male counterparts, the disparity is qualified by the finding that “over the course of their careers, both men and women lower their self-assessments about intellectual self-confidence.” This is one of the many things they don’t tell you on Orange Key tours: Princeton turns out humbler students. There’s nothing wrong with a little humility. I can think of more than one classmate who could use a larger dose of it. These are presumably the outliers in the Keohane study; the University environment has done nothing whatsoever to affect their good opinions of themselves. Overall, however, when students who are accustomed to academic domination suddenly find themselves in a position of intellectual mediocrity, the development of humility is complemented by painful feelings of inadequacy and selfdoubt. These character traits don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Humility implies the capacity to be honest with one’s self about limitations and weaknesses. Insecurity is the opposite — there’s no opportunity for honesty when you’re plagued by neurotic uncertainty about your own worth. I have yet to meet a stupid Princeton student. I do know many who are technologically, mathematically or literarily challenged. Just the other day, one of my friends announced over breakfast that he found “Middlemarch,” the darling of all 19th-century lit scholars for its unparalleled insights into human relations, a painful read because “nothing happens.” This student is one of the most interesting, sharply analytical thinkers of my acquaintance, and my general estimation of his intelligence is not in the least weakened by his obtuse approach to Victorian literature. I even admire his unapologetic dismissal of George Eliot. To me, he’s a tone-deaf concert-goer critiquing a masterpiece, but he’s more interesting to talk to after the show than an appreciative listener who doesn’t trust herself to pass judgment. Princeton students have strengths and weaknesses in different areas, but we tend to overemphasize our weaknesses and play down our strengths. I am currently battling a two-year-old mental block that causes my brain to switch off as soon as I hear words with mathematical connotations: “integral,” “derivative” and “logarithmic function” all have the power to send a shiver of fear down my spine. The strange thing is that in high school, I was a decent math student. As a college freshman, I quickly dropped out of MAT 104: Calculus II and developed an allergic reaction to anything containing numbers. My confidence in my own math skills is currently at an alltime low. This is a self-inflicted state of mind, a way of sidestepping intellectual expectations by buying into the myth about a left-right brain dichotomy. It is easier for me to invent a mental handicap for myself than to engage with a subject I find particularly challenging, especially one that puts me on such unequal ground relative to my math-oriented friends. At the end of the day, my mathematical ineptitude is a pretense and a cop-out. We need to stop selling ourselves short in our own minds and discourse. In terms of the size of the fish and the pond, we haven’t shrunk just because our borders have expanded. True, some of our peers outshine us in the very subjects we used to dominate, but that’s no reason to pretend to be smaller than we are. Swallow the humble pie, but don’t fall into the easy trap of doubting and devaluing yourself beyond what the situation calls for. Our time is better spent trying to grow bigger. Tehila Wenger is a politics major from Columbus, Ohio. She can be reached at

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Expand ESL offerings

mong the difficulties freshmen face when they first arrive at Princeton is meeting Princeton’s high standard for academic writing. Though we understand that Princeton’s mandatory writing seminars aim to prepare all students for this increased rigor, the Board believes that the University should provide more resources for those students who have learned English as a second language in order to help them meet this rigorous expectation. The University’s application process aims to ensure that students who matriculate here are well-equipped to complete essays in English. Excluding those who attend an English-language school, applicants who are nonnative speakers of English and who did not attend an English-speaking high school must demonstrate their English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language as well as the SAT or ACT plus writing. However, critics of the TOEFL argue that the test fails to evaluate a student’s ability to construct a complex argument in English, which is an imperative skill for academic writing here. Of course, not all non-native English speakers at Princeton struggle with constructing complex arguments in their essays, and the writing seminars bolster the argumentative writing abilities of all freshmen. However, ESL students face the intrinsic challenge of a language barrier, which makes it especially difficult to produce high-quality academic writing. Princeton already addresses this barrier for graduate students by providing the graduate population with many ESL resources. The Friends of Davis International Center sponsors multiple levels of English language classes tailored to international graduate students. With group and individual classes and tutoring, the center provides ample opportunities for graduates students who need ESL learning assistance. Moreover, the McGraw Center offers its English Language Program, a comprehensive program tailored toward oral skills. These and other opportunities are valuable resources, but many of them are unfortunately

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limited to or tailored for graduate students. Thus, the Board hopes that the University will adapt some of these resources and tailor them toward the undergraduate population. Many of the opportunities already provided for graduates students would need little change content-wise but are held at inconvenient times or locations for undergraduates; adjusting these two parameters would easily attract undergraduates. Moreover, those resources that are specifically targeted to graduate students as a matter of policy, such as McGraw’s English Language Program, should be made accessible to undergraduates. Moreover, the Writing Center could expand its services to also include specific appointments for students who would like to focus on their ESL issues. Students could be able to request these sessions separately online, and these sessions would involve writing fellows who specialize in assisting ESL students and who could focus on the unique challenges that such students face. The Board recognizes that such an offering would currently fall outside of the Writing Center’s purview, as its current sessions aim to help students with the writing process and such larger issues as argument construction and organization. However, we believe that offering services to ESL students would be a worthy extension of the Writing Center’s services. Princeton should be taking steps to help non-native English-speaking students succeed at Princeton. Though Princeton does seek to ensure that all undergraduates have sufficient grasp of the English language by evaluating TOEFL results, this practice certainly does not guarantee that all undergraduates will face no language barrier. Simply expanding current graduate offerings or the Writing Center’s services would allow some international students to be more academically successful at Princeton. Because Princeton has an interest in the academic growth of all its students, the Board urges the University to expand its ESL offerings.

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eople don’t look up. I’ve proved it to myself a number of times. On one occasion during my sophomore year, after climbing to the top of Dillon Gymnasium, I spotted a friend of mine walking past me toward Spelman Halls and the Wa. I called out to him and, hiding behind a gargoyle, observed with terrific glee that he skidded to a halt and immediately turned to look behind him. He looked to his left and to his right, and then, curiously, into his messenger bag, before scratching his head and continuing on his way. He did not look up. We certainly don’t take issue with looking down. When I was a child, plane rides were just the most exciting thing. I used to argue with my little brother over who got to sit next to the window, even though we were small enough then to be able to press both of our heads against the glass. We watched as we rose higher and higher until the cars and trucks on the highway began to look like the ants that swarmed out of the hills we stomped on at

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Look up recess. Here was the vastness of the Earth, shrunk to a size that I could understand and absorb within the myopia of my worldview. I’ll admit that whenever I’m on a plane, I still like to look through the glass at the world below. And I still find it pretty neat that nobody down there would ever think to look back up at me if it weren’t for the noise of the jet engines. There is a place near my hometown where the murky turquoise waves of a TVA-commissioned lake meet the base of a brown rock formation rising 50 feet into the air to form cliffs overlooking the water. These cliffs are a popular gathering spot for young people during the warmer seasons, who drive from miles around to hurl themselves like lemmings off the ledges and land, whooping and hollering, in the lake below. This past summer, my high school friends and I gathered together in our hometown to return to the lakeside cliffs before the start of our senior years. We drove along the derelict country road and wandered through the bush to arrive at the top of the rocks, just before the sun set. We met a shirtless, tattooed young man who asked us for a cigarette lighter, because

he’d gotten a bit drunk and thrown his off the cliff. When we came up empty, he consented to sit down beside us to talk for a while. A car enthusiast with a particular fondness for Japanese domestic market vehicles, he shared his dream of one day going to Tokyo to check out the street-racing scene there. “You know, like that movie ‘Tokyo Drift.’ None of y’all happen to be Japanese, do you?” he asked hopefully. We told him we were sorry to disappoint. “Man, I’d really like to go,” he sighed. Then he jumped from the highest cliff. A sense of mounting terror crept over me as the minutes passed and he did not resurface. My friends dove in to search for him while I stayed ashore to dial 911. We left after the cops came with their speedboats and searchlights. I would read in the news the next morning about the body of a drowned man discovered underneath the rocks where he’d jumped the evening before. I stayed up that night and many nights after wondering what had kept him from just skipping town and going to Japan. Wondering what kept anyone from just pushing aside the things that get in the way of what they really want from life. Maybe he

hadn’t saved the money. Maybe there were things he needed to take care of first. Maybe he thought he’d have plenty of time to get around to it, eventually. We Princetonians are ambitious, driven young people. We have incredible plans for our futures, and if we don’t have plans, we have dreams, and if we don’t have dreams, we have vague suspicions. But there are times, with so many aspirations packed so tightly into one small Orange Bubble, that working to meet those great expectations can feel like fighting just to stay afloat. And sometimes we get the feeling that where we’re headed isn’t where we’d really like to go — that what we’re working for isn’t really what we want. But we tell ourselves that we’ll have plenty of time to get around to chasing those dreams when we’re older, when we’re more secure — when we’ve made it. People don’t look up, not when our eyes are fixed so firmly on the ground we have yet to cover. But maybe, just once in a while, we should. Daniel Xu is a molecular biology major from Knoxville, Tenn. He can be reached at dcxu@



Anscombe supports (media) equality Regarding “PEP Supports Equality at Marriage Talk.” (Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013) The Anscombe Society would like to thank Regina Wang for her well-balanced piece covering our event last Thursday with Ryan T. Anderson ’04 speaking about marriage. We believe, however, that the editors of The Daily Princetonian did a poor job of respecting Wang’s balanced news coverage in the framing of her story. Unfortunately, the print edition’s headline following

Anderson’s lecture misleadingly read, “PEP Supports Equality at Marriage Talk.” Had the editors paid any attention to the event itself, they would have known that Anderson observed up front that both sides of the marriage debate are in favor of marriage equality — contingent upon what marriage itself is defined to be. The headline pushed through by the editors of the ‘Prince’ was the mark of a biased editorial staff. Further proof of this lies in the discrepancy between the headlines of the online and print editions. Online, the Anderson article has the much more balanced title, “With demonstrators in the audience, Heritage

Foundation fellow Anderson ’04 urges traditional understanding of marriage.” This headline was released soon after Anderson’s lecture, and the discrepancy between this balanced title and the biased print version reveals a conscious editorial decision to manipulate the coverage. This poor framing of an otherwise generally wellwritten story should come as an embarrassment to the ‘Prince.’ We hope to see better editorial decisions in the future. Ben Koons ’15 and Christian Say ’16 President and Vice President of the Anscombe Society

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Petraeus addresses graduate alumni


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commander of the U.S. Central Command had expressed interest in serving as University president. His potential interest in leading the school did not emerge in the hour-long conversation, attendees said. Saturday was the first time Petraeus had returned to the campus where he earned his Ph.D. from the Wilson School 25 years ago since his highly publicized scandal. Friends of the former CIA director have said Petraeus loves the school. Even as he moved up the ranks of the United States military, Petraeus remained an active alumnus, speaking at Baccalaureate in 2009 and Alumni Day in 2010 and frequently mentoring University graduates interested in the Armed Forces. One of those graduate alumni, a National Guardsman being deployed to Afghanistan in the spring in a small group of forces from across the globe, asked Petraeus on Saturday how to work in a diverse unit. The four-star general offered the man tactical advice about how to fight

in unfamiliar terrain but also cultural advice about how to understand the sensitivities of his unit and the Afghan forces he’ll train. “Watch ‘The Sopranos,’ ” Petraeus said, drawing laughter, according to attendees. Petraeus told the man, who addressed him as “Sir,” that his deployment “sounds like Princeton in the Nation’s Service,” according to an attendee. A handful of the 10 questions from the audience posed to Petraeus were asked by individuals with military ties. One Vietnam War veteran asked if members of the military were still considered heroes. Petraeus said they were. Few of the questions broached controversial subjects, attendees said. No one asked about Petraeus’ affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell, and some attendees described his answers to questions as expected. “It was the opposite of confrontational,” one graduate alumnus said. “He was tossed softballs.” Petraeus offered his views on Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and the broader geopolitical future of the region. Calling himself

“realistic,” but on the whole displaying optimism, according to attendees, Petraeus acknowledged potential conflicts for American interests in the Middle East. On Iran — which has recently elected a new president believed to be more open to Western engagement — Petraeus said the U.S. should interact with the nation, but with caution. He also said American foreign policy must understand the position that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in and that the White House cannot try to craft Iranian policy unilaterally, attendees said. Petraeus was appointed a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard announced Friday. He will co-lead a project on “The Coming North America Decades,” which will examine the economic, technological and scientific factors prompting a surge in U.S. and North American competitiveness. Following the discussion, Petraeus attended the dinner reception on the green outside Alexander Hall.


Students were offered cupcakes by the International Student Association at Princeton in Frist Campus Center.



David Petraeus GS ’87 delivered an address at the University’s graduate alumni conference this weekend.


Student groups performed works on the theme of sacredness at “Performing the Sacred” Saturday night.

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Cesan, Benvenuti contribute to rout F. HOCKEY Continued from page 10


possession, which ended in Meghan O’Donnell — fourth in the Ivy League in points and fifth in goals — netting her ninth goal of the season. After setting up a number of scoring opportunities, Cesan took advantage of two of the opportunities late in the game. Benvenuti notched her

second assist when her shot was deflected, and Cesan scored on the rebound. Cesan also scored unassisted as the game wound down in the 65th minute. O’Donnell’s 10th goal of the season and second of the day was all the solace Brown could take when the final whistle blew and Princeton won 6-2. Senior goalie Christina Maida played 56:26 minutes and allowed two goals. Nei-

ther she nor junior goalie Julia Boyle had any saves, as Brown managed just four shots all day. McSweeney and her defense, meanwhile, made 22 saves. Now 4-0 in the Ivy League, the Tigers are well on their way to winning the title for the ninth-straight season. They will travel to Harvard next weekend for a Saturday game and will head to Albany, N.Y., the next day.


Junior midfielder/forward Melissa Downey scored the second of Princeton’s three goals as the Tigers tied Columbia Saturday, earning their first Ivy league points. She has two goals and an assist on the season.

Princeton outshoots Brown in tie W. SOCCER Continued from page 10



Sophomore midfielder/back Teresa Benvenuti had a goal and two assists as the Tigers won Saturday.

a swift counterattack. The Tigers were not rattled, though, as they responded by dominating possession and creating opportunities. Junior midfielder Melissa Downey evened the game in the 12th minute, receiving a pass from Lazo in the box, avoiding the goalie and tapping the ball into the open net. Less than three minutes later, junior midfielder Jessica Haley gave Princeton the lead. Lussi won the ball in Columbia territory and passed it to Lazo on the right wing. Lazo served up a well-placed cross, which Haley headed past Lions keeper Allison Spencer. Princeton kept the pressure on, and Lazo was rewarded with her fourth goal of the season and first in over a month. Unassisted, she worked her way through the defense and placed the ball inside the left post. The rest of the half saw three more shots for Princeton to none for Columbia. Less than six minutes into the second half, Columbia

made it a one-goal game when Alexa Yow scored. Kimmy Bettinger sent the ball downfield and through Princeton’s backline, where Yow won it, evaded junior goalkeeper Darcy Hargadon and passed it into the open net. Princeton very nearly responded three minutes later as a corner kick led to a scrum in the box and what appeared to be Lazo’s second goal of the game, but the officials called it offside. Princeton dominated play for the next 20 minutes, recording eight shots and barely allowing the Lions to control the ball past midfield. In the 78th minute, a Columbia corner kick led to a tangle up in the box and referee Richie Sanchez awarded the Lions a penalty kick, much to the chagrin of the Roberts Stadium crowd. Hargadon guessed wrong, and Leon netted her second of the afternoon to tie the game at three. Senior midfielder Gabriella Guzman mustered a shot a couple minutes later following a Princeton free kick, but nothing came of it and 10 minutes later the horn sounded to end regulation.

Both teams had chances in the first overtime period, with two shots for Princeton and two corners for Columbia, but neither could break the deadlock. The Tigers dominated the second overtime, recording five shots and barely allowing Columbia possession. In the 107th minute, freshman defender Haley Chow hit the crossbar from close range. A minute later Spencer deflected a Lussi shot in front of the goal, but the resulting attempt went feebly off to the right. The final two minutes ticked away and the Tigers had to settle for a tie. “We needed to be more mature in transition today,” Shackford said after the game. “We lost eight seniors last year, so we’re a young team. We weren’t communicating well, which is something that comes with experience. Hopefully we can finish out the season with some Ivy wins and gain some experience for next year.” Princeton plays three times over fall break, including league matchups at first-place Harvard and home against Cornell.

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McSherry’s goal puts Princeton ahead as 1993 Final Four team looks on M. SOCCER Continued from page 10


MacMillian — who finished with three saves — to put the Lions on the board with 30 minutes remaining in the first half. Midfielder Louie Maldonado had crossed in the initial ball. Both players were a handful for the Princeton defense, with Stamatis winning header after header and Maldonado demonstrating consistent pace. Behind at the half, Princ-

eton came out looking for an equalizer. Chances came with two more corners. In the 58th minute, junior midfielder Julian Griggs made a cutting run into the Columbia box and was brought down by a Columbia defender, leading to a penalty. Freshman forward Thomas Sanner headed to the spot for the Tigers and coolly put it past the diving Columbia keeper to make it a 1-1 affair. Sanner continued his high level of play, which has rendered him the league’s

leading scorer. In addition to netting the penalty kick, he tallied seven shots with three on target and frequently held up possession, allowing his teammates to join the attack. The winning goal came as overtime seemed inevitable. A shot by impact substitute Griggs was def lected into Porter, whose shot was def lected further toward the right corner of the goal. McSherry managed to direct the loose ball into the back of the net.

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seemed to have found its stride at this point and there was no looking back. Once the offense got going, Princeton scored 25 points within 13 minutes. Whereas the Tigers had only 67 yards of total offense in the first quarter and ended the game with 566 yards total offense, Brown had 146 yards in the first quarter, but finished the game with 319 yards of total offense. “We gave up 17 points, and I think about seven of them were by the defense,” Epperly said. “So

[the] defense played great, [and the] offensive line played fantastic and really took over in the second half.” The Princeton defensive line seemed to come alive in the second half, led by senior lineman Caraun Reid who had 1.5 sacks for six yards. Freshman defensive back Dorian Williams led the team with eight tackles and forced a key fumble in the third quarter on a drive that could have tied the game and swung the momentum back in Brown’s favor. “We talk all the time as a defensive unit, just focus on one play at a time; assess the previous snap, take responsibility for your ac-

tions, move on to the next play,” senior defensive lineman Matt Landry said. “We were extremely confident as a group [and] with each other playing the rest of the game; we had a lot of time left and all we could focus on was ourselves.” The Tiger defense came up big when they had to, limiting Brown to 2-12 on third down conversions and giving the offense a chance to come back in the game. Princeton will hit the road again next week as the Tigers head up to Cambridge to face Harvard for a rematch of last year’s dramatic showdown next Saturday at 1 p.m.

Freshman defensive midfielder Brian Costa started and played the entire 90 minutes, anchoring the middle of the field. Seniors Billy McGuinness and Chris Benedict and sophomore Josh Miller held the back line behind him for the entirety of the contest. “I think the biggest surprise has been the overall consistency that the team has developed coming into games,” Porter explained regarding their season thus far. “The ability to get the


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these players stood Major League Soccer veteran Jesse Marsch ’93 who returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach this year. Princeton managed 19 shots with six shots on goal to its opponent’s six shots with four on target. Additionally, the Tigers earned 10 corners while the Lions managed to take only one all game. The team travels to Cambridge, Mass., next Saturday to take on the Harvard Crimson (3-6-2, 2-1) at 4 p.m.

Sports Shorts Crew: Men’s lightweight eight wins at Head of the Charles Around the boathouse, all four of Princeton’s rowing programs made their fall season debuts at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. The men’s lightweight eight posted the best result this weekend, finishing first overall in 15:03.55 — more than eight seconds faster than Harvard, which took second. The women’s lightweight four took 14th overall in 21:41.32, and the varsity eight finished seventh overall in 17:46.04. The men’s heavyweight varsity eight crossed the finish line in 15:10.50, good for 13th place overall and seventh among college crews, and the women’s open 1V took 12th overall and ninth among college crews in a time of 17:14.28. Women’s Volleyball: Rough weekend as Harvard, Dartmouth visit Dillon The Tigers (6-11 overall, 2-5 Ivy League) put up a good fight and nearly came back to win a five-set match against Dartmouth last Friday but

Junior wide receiver Matt Costello had five catches for 95 yards as his offense scored 39 unanswered points.

ball down and play how we have wanted to has become something we can look to in every game: for our center midfielders to hold the ball and distribute for us. And I think that’s something that we’ve come to expect and enjoy.” In recognition of its 20th anniversary, the 1993 Princeton men’s team — the best performing side in the program’s history and the last Ivy League team to reach the NCAA Final Four — was recognized at halftime. Among

could not recover the next day, losing 3-0 to Harvard. After losing consecutive 2520 sets to the Big Green, (9-10, 2-5), Princeton stormed back with a 25-20 win in the third and a 25-15 win in the fourth. Led by sophomore right side/ middle blocker Kendall Peterkin and freshman outside hitter Cara Mattaliano, who had 15 and 12 kills, respectively, the Tigers mustered nine points in the final set but could not seal the victory. Each of the three sets against Harvard (10-6, 5-2) was close, and the first was a thriller that ended 29-27, but Princeton never came out on the winning end, dropping its fifth league match of the season. Cross Country: Both teams place well at PreNats The No. 10 men’s team’s top runners finished sixth out of a highly competitive group of 52 teams at PreNationals in Terre Haute, Ind. Junior Sam Pons was Princeton’s top finisher in the 8K race, crossing the line at 24:03.94 in 35th place. He was followed by seniors Tyler Udland and Alejandro Arroyo Yamin, both

of whom finished within five seconds of him. Meanwhile, in Princeton, the rest of the team took third at the Princeton Invitational. The No. 27 women’s team finished 10th at PreNats, led by freshman Megan Curham, who finished the 6K race in 20:32.44, good for 15th place. Princeton’s next-best finisher was senior Emily de La Bruyere, who came in 49th with a time of 21:00.91. The members of the team who stayed in Princeton came in seventh and second in two races at the Invitational. Men’s Water Polo: Tigers take Ivy Championship After a powerful 20-point display in an exhibition match against Penn’s club team, the No. 15 Tigers (15-4, 6-1 CWPA Southern Division) captured the Ivy League title in dramatic fashion. Brown was up 11-10 with 3:01 left in the championship match, but freshman utility Jovan Jeremic tied it up and sophomore center Tommy Nelson had two steals and a goal in the final three minutes as the Tigers came back to win 13-12.


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Draw with Brown nets Tigers first Ivy points

Comeback gives Tigers 2nd Ivy win

By Eddie Owens

By Hillary Dodyk


senior writer

The women’s soccer team recorded its first Ivy League points of the season Saturday, tying Columbia 3-3. The game was characterized by missed opportunities, costly defenCOLUMBIA 3 sive breakdowns and PRINCETON 3 some disputed calls down the stretch. Princeton (5-4-4 overall, 0-3-1 Ivy League) outshot the Lions (7-4-3, 0-2-2 Ivy League) 27-5, including 7-0 in overtime, but the Lions made their shots matter, putting all five on goal. “We played well — we outshot Columbia 27-5, but we gave up soft goals,” head coach Julie Shackford said. “All we needed was one lucky bounce, but nothing has come easy for us this season.” Junior forward Lauren Lazo and freshman forward Tyler Lussi led the Tigers with six and seven shots, respectively. Four of Lussi’s were on goal, but none found the back of the net. Princeton went down early when Beverly Leon netted a goal in the third minute off

After an abysmal first quarter where nothing seemed to be going in their favor, the football team got some momentum going in the second quarter and went on to score 39 unanswered points to defeat Brown 39-17. The night game was only the fifth time Brown (3-2 overall, 0-2 Ivy League) had put up its portable lights at Brown Stadium for a night contest. The TiPRINCETON 39 gers (4-1, BROWN 17 2-0) came into the game fourth in the nation in scoring, but they went down 17-0 to start the game on a few botched special teams plays and a 71-yard touchdown run by Bears running back John Spooney. However, it all changed when junior quarterback Quinn Epperly hit a 24-yard pass down the middle of the field to junior receiver Connor Kelley to begin the first real drive of the night for the Tiger offense. The Tigers would score on an eight-yard run by senior running back Brian Mills, but then miss the extra point attempt to go into halftime down 17-6 “We went into halftime, not one guy panicked,” head coach

See W. SOCCER page 8


Junior quarterback Connor Michelsen threw for 69 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s comeback win over Brown. His 28-yard TD pass to senior tight end Des Smith put the Tigers up 18-17 in the third quarter.


Bob Surace ’90 said. “I didn’t see one guy hanging his head on the sideline, and we just played one play at a time.” Epperly connected with junior receiver Matt Costello on the opening drive of the second half to set up an 18-yard Epperly touchdown run. Epperly had three rushing touchdowns on the night, two of which came in a 19-point Tiger third quarter. Epperly has now rushed for 11 touchdowns this season. “We came out in the beginning and made a few mistakes, but we knew that if we executed the way that we had been doing in practice all week, we would be fine,” sophomore running back DiAndre Atwater said. “Everyone believed in themselves, and each other, and just played Princeton football the way it should be played.” Junior quarterback Connor Michelsen contributed the lone passing touchdown of the night for either team, a 28-yard completion to senior tight end Des Smith. The score gave the Tigers an 18-17 lead from which the Bears would never recover and solidified the shift in momentum. Whereas ten minutes before the Tigers had been down 17-0 and the game felt over, the offense See FOOTBALL page 9


No. 9 Princeton continues Ivy League dominance against Brown By Stephen Wood sports editor


Junior forward Cameron Porter assisted sophomore midfielder Brendan McSherry’s first career goal, which gave Princeton the advantage Saturday.

Win keeps Tigers perfect in Ivy play

By Andrew Steele staff writer

The men’s soccer remains undefeated in league play after defeating its second Ivy opponent, Columbia. COLUMBIA 1 Hosting the Lions (5-4-2 PRINCETON 2 overall, 0-1-2 Ivy League), the Princeton side pulled ahead to a 2-1 victory off sophomore midfielder Brendan McSherry’s first goal of his college career in the 87th minute. The win puts the Tigers at 5-6-1 overall with a 2-0-1 league record.

Princeton snapped a two-game goalless streak, previously shutout by St. John’s 0-2 and drawing 0-0 with Brown after two overtime periods. This defeat comes for the Lions on the heels of a four-nil drubbing at the hands of No. 25 UConn. Junior forward Cameron Porter — whose speed and skill down the wing led to a number of dangerous attacks — said before the game that the team has emphasized converting offensive chances. “One of the big things we have to focus on is getting some goals,” he began. “It’s been

two games where we’ve been shut out. So it’s really important that we get forward, get opportunities and actually finish them off.” The Tigers were on the attack early, with junior defensive midfielder Myles McGinley taking four corner kicks for his team within 13 minutes. McGinley additionally proved an intimidating defensive force as he executed tackle after tackle. A failed Princeton clear led to Columbia’s forward Will Stamatis intercepting a failed clear and beating senior keeper Seth See M. SOCCER page 9

The No. 9 field hockey team was firing on all cylinders Saturday in Rhode Island as it cruised to its 17th-straight Ivy League victory. The Tigers (8-4 overall, 4-0 Ivy League) launched a barrage of 46 shots, 23 in each half, against a Brown (5-7, 1-3) defense that held up for a little while but ultimately caved. Goalie Shannon McSweeney and her defense fended off 13 Tiger shots before Princeton first found the net 24 minutes into the first half. On that play, senior midfielder/striker Michelle Cesan earned a penalty corner — the fifth of 16 on the day for the Tigers — and moved the ball to freshman back Annabeth Donovan, who in turn fired it to sophomore midfielder/back Teresa Benvenuti. Benvenuti found the net for the seventh time this season, giving her team a lead it would not relinquish. PRINCETON 6 Benvenuti threatened BROWN 2 again with less than two minutes to go in the period, but Brown’s defense did not make it easy. Her shot in the 34th minute was deflected, but freshman midfielder/striker Cat Caro was there to back her up, getting the rebound and sending it past McSweeney. The Tigers wasted no time piling it on in the second half, which began with two shots and a penalty corner. Benvenuti’s attempt at a second penalty corner conversion was unsuccessful, but senior midfielder Julia Reinprecht scored on another rebound to widen Princeton’s lead to 3-0. All this happened less than four minutes into the half. Benvenuti and Reinprecht combined for points again a short time later. Yet another penalty corner resulted in the former passing the ball to the latter, who sent it home yet again to put the Tigers up 4-0. After making several substitutions, Brown put together a solid attack on the subsequent See F. HOCKEY page 8

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