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Bicker, sign-in club results announced By Nick Shashkini Contributor


The new residential colleges will be located south of Poe and Pardee Fields.

Architecture firm chosen to design new residential colleges By Ariel Chen Associate Science Editor

The University has initiated plans to build two new residential colleges south of Poe and Pardee Fields, hiring architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners for the project. The planned colleges will allow the University to increase the size of future undergraduate classes “in a way that preserves the distinctive character and value of the Princeton experience,” according to the University’s Strategic Planning Framework. The first of the new residential colleges will allow the University’s under-

graduate enrollment to increase by 125 students per class. New buildings will include room for “at least 500 beds, social spaces, a dining hall, and a kitchen/servery that could also support a second [residential] college,” as stated on the Berke Partners website. According to the University’s campus plan, the colleges are scheduled to be constructed within the next 10 years. The project will be led by firm partners Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, and Maitland Jones ’87, along with firm principals Arthi Krishnamoorthy and Noah Biklen.

“‘Our goal here is to design residential colleges that the students can occupy and make their own,’” Jones wrote in a statement on the firm’s website. “‘This requires a balance of spaces that are specific and have a distinctive character with those that are f lexible and adaptable.’” President Eisgruber approved of the choice, referring to Deborah Berke Partners as an “‘outstanding and inspired choice to design Princeton’s next residential colleges,’” according to an article by the Office of Communications. See COLLEGE page 3


The admissions process for bicker and sign-in eating clubs took place last week, with 1,016 sophomores participating, representing 77 percent of the Class of 2020. This represented a 1 percentage point decrease from last spring’s participation rate of 78 percent, according to a press release by the Interclub Council of the Eating Clubs of Princeton University. The official ICC data does not list individual acceptance statistics from the selective clubs, therefore the data was provided at the discretion of each individual club or its members. Out of 209 students who bickered Ivy Club, 71 or 34 percent were admitted, according to Folasade Runcie ’18, the club’s president. According to Rachel Macaulay ’19, president of Tower Club, 178 students bickered at the club and 125 were admitted, representing an acceptance rate of 70 percent. The club did not hold bicker for upperclassmen this year. Several Cap & Gown Club members told The Daily Princetonian that 267 students bickered at the club, with 97 sophomores and 6 juniors accepted. All club members were granted anonymity because they are not allowed to discuss club matters. This translated to an acceptance rate of 39 percent. Cottage Club president William Haynes ’18 declined to share admission statistics with the ‘Prince,’ but a club

member estimated the number of students that bickered this year at 208, with around 80 students accepted. The presidents of Cannon Dial Elm Club and Tiger Inn had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication, but their members shared estimations of statistics under the condition of anonymity. For Cannon, 185 students bickered and 110 were accepted, representing an acceptance rate of 59 percent. In the case of TI, approximately 180 students bickered, and 79 were accepted, of whom 41 are female and 38 are male. This makes for an acceptance rate of 44 percent. All bickerees used the ICC website to apply, and they were informed of the results by 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Students joining sign-in clubs also used the ICC website to join a club. In all, 881 sophomores or 67 percent of the class were accepted to either a bicker club or a sign-in club after this year’s process, representing a 2 percent decrease from last year. For students that did not join an eating club this week, the ICC portal will continue to be available for registration in open sign-in clubs through Feb. 17. According to the official statistics, 202 sophomores signed in early to one of the five sign-in clubs (Charter Club, Cloister Inn, Colonial Club, Quadrangle Club, Terrace Club), which was a 30 percent decrease from the 287 sophomores who joined sign-in clubs last spring. See CLUBS page 5


International student enrollment USG discusses mental declines in US, continues to rise at U. health at first meeting of Contributor

According to a recent study conducted by the National Science Foundation, the number of international students residing in the United States and studying with student visas declined by 2.2 percent at the undergraduate level and 5.5 percent at the graduate level from 2016 to 2017. A more detailed look at the data reveals that within science and engineering fields, the number of international undergraduate students actually increased by 0.2 percent, while the number of international graduate students decreased by 6.0 percent. Within non-science and non-engineering fields, the number of international undergraduate students decreased by 3.8 percent, and the number of international graduate students decreased by 4.6 percent. This overall decline is a recent trend that appeared after years of steady growth in international student enrollment, which may ref lect widespread and newfound apprehension

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of the current political climate and immigration policies under the Trump administration. In 2015, international students comprised 36 percent of all science and engineering graduate students in the United States and received over 50 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded in scientific and engineering disciplines. Given these fields’ reliance on robust numbers of international students, continued decline could result in adverse consequences for U.S. education and academia. In a companion study conducted by the Institute of International Education, individual universities reported inconsistencies in the overall decline in enrollment rate for the 2017–18 academic year. Forty-five percent of universities reported declines in the number of international students, while 31 percent reported increases and 24 percent reported no changes at all. The universities listed in the study cited the American political scene, the high cost of education in the United States, complications

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with visas, and revisions in other countries’ international study scholarship programs as potential contributors to the decline. For example, the number of students from Saudi Arabia, a country whose scholarship programs have undergone significant changes, fell by 18 percent. In previous years, Saudi Arabia sent the second highest number of science and engineering undergraduate students to the United States. At the University, the number of international students has been growing steadily over the past few years. During the 2015–16 school year, there was a total of 1,831 international undergraduate and graduate students studying at the University, whereas during the 2016–17 school year, there was a total of 1,884 international students on campus — a seven percent increase in the number of undergraduate students and a 15 percent increase in the number of graduate students. The top five countries from which the University receives its international students are ChiSee STUDENTS page 4

new administration By Claire Thornton and Jeff Zymeri Head News Editors

The first Undergraduate Student Government meeting under the administration of president Rachel Yee ’19 took place on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in Lewis Library 120. The new officers of USG began by introducing themselves and presenting one goal they each have for the year. Yee explained that the general public might not know how much work USG really does and resolved to work on altering this perception in the future. “I’m very glad that we had our first meeting and that we had almost all of our members present,” explained Yee. “I also think there were a lot of good ideas expressed.” Shortly after introductions, USG parliamentarian Jonah Hyman ’20 gave a presentation regarding USG history and constitutional knowledge. Among other things, Hyman covered how USG was recognized by the University, who the USG voting members are, and what powers USG has as a voting body. The first order of new business was funding for the USG Mental Health Initiative Board. The amount of funding requested was $4,302. The bulk of

Today on Campus 4:30 p.m.: Council of the Princeton University Community Meeting, a chance for a discussion with President Eisgruber about current plans and projects. The meeting is open to all members of the University Community. Friend Center 101

the funding was to finance the Neil Hilborn performance to be held at Richardson Auditorium on Feb. 13. The funding was approved unanimously. In an email advertising the event, MHI explained that “this event will be an opportunity for all of us to work towards destigmatizing some of the mental health issues facing so many members of our student body.” “I am project leader of the mental health project team, and I really do think we have a lot of traction, and I also think we have a lot of administrative buy-in and support,” said Yee. “I think that there’s a really positive outlook in terms of getting things actually institutionalized so they will still be here after we are done with the project for many years.” Yee added that there’s an immediate and obvious need for both destigmatizing mental health as well as providing resources for it. USG also addressed the issue of allowing online voting for confirmation of subcommittee members in order to make the process more effective. Future USG events were also advertised during the meeting. An example was the Speed Dating with USG event to be hosted at Whig Hall.


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New colleges will create a ‘welcoming environment’ COLLEGE Continued from page 1


“‘Expanding our undergraduate student body is an essential feature of our commitment to extend access to a transformative Princeton education, and this project represents a significant step toward that vital goal,’” Eisgruber added. Berke echoed these sentiments, stating that the design of the new colleges will symbolize the University’s goals of increased diversity and inclusion, creating a “‘welcoming environment where students will thrive.’” Removing old structures in the area will be necessary before adding new ones. Building the first residential college will require relocating the Lenz Tennis Center and the Class of 1895 Softball Field to south of Lake Carnegie, and the potential development of the second residential college will also entail moving the Roberts Soccer Stadium and Myslik Field to the site of the current soccer practice field, according to an article by the Office of Communications. Student athletes expressed concern over the changes in athletic facility locations. “Moving the softball field across Lake Carnegie would be a huge change for the girls on the softball team and the program as a whole,” said softball player Keeley Walsh ’19. “This new field location would nearly double the commute to

and from the field. It is understandable that the University doesn’t want to put a new residential college past Lake Carnegie because it’s too far, but why isn’t this location too far for a softball field?” “It’s hard to predict how the new res college system will affect accessibility to the fields for students and faculty to come out to the games, but I definitely feel it could be a hindrance to attendance,” added soccer player Cole Morokhovich ’20. “From the culture side of things, losing a home like Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium would definitely be a huge adjustment for the players in terms of playing atmosphere and team history. Even walking to and from would just be so different,” said soccer player Mohamed Abdelhamid ’20. Although changes to lower campus will rearrange the sports community, they will allow expansion of the University’s undergraduate community by ten percent, as stated in the 2026 Campus Plan. Ultimately, these renovations are designed to bring the University’s educational experience to a greater number of people. Deborah Berke Partners was named in Architectural Digest’s list of 100 most inf luential architects and designers, and it recently received the National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The firm is currently also working on a building redesign for Harvard Law School and a new residential hall for Dickinson College.

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na, Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and South Korea, whereas the nationwide trend shows the most students coming from China, India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Canada. “[O]verall, we have students from more than 100 countries,” said Jacqueline Leighton, the Davis International Center Director, in an email. When asked about what draws such a broad body of international students to Princeton, Leighton responded, “The reasons are likely as diverse as our international population . . . . They likely choose Princeton for many of the reasons that Americans do — among them academics, student life, and rankings. Princeton is one of the few institutions that of-

fers need-blind financial aid to international students.” Leighton also cited a study conducted by the Open Doors Report, which stated that contrary to national trends, “highly selective universities like Princeton [have] experienced a growth in international student enrollment.” “In the Davis International Center, we are committed to providing programs and services that contribute to the success and well-being of our international students,” added Davis. “To that end, we provide advocacy, immigration services, orientations, and adjustment and enrichment programs. We are heartened by the support of the University administration whose trust enables us to welcome and nurture international students as they contribute to the rich diversity at Princeton.”

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............. Students who bickered a club and did not get in can still join a sign-in club. At this stage in the process, 325 sophomores have been placed in open clubs, representing a decline of 14 percent from 379 at the same time last year. 753 sophomores, representing 74 percent of applicants, bickered for at least one of the selective clubs, (Cottage, TI, Cap & Gown,

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Ivy, Tower, and Cannon), which was a 6 percent increase from last year. 556 sophomores were accepted into selective clubs, which was a 4 percent increase from 536 last spring. As has been the case since last year, all six selective clubs participated in double bicker, meaning students were allowed to apply to up to two selective clubs. Fiftysix percent of students applied to two selective clubs, an increase from 46 percent last spring.

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Letter to the Editor: In defense of the students who walked out of Rosen’s class De’Andre Salter

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In her Feb. 8 letter to the editor, Professor Carolyn Rouse offered a pedagogy for Rosen’s class as contextual background for why certain students should not have walked out. Unfortunately, her letter entirely misses the point as to why the students walked out of class. There is no pedagogical purpose to using “n****r” versus “N-word” or some other euphemism in any class. What are the pedagogical reasons for using “n****r” repeatedly in class if your goal is for students to be able to argue why hate speech should or should not be protected? Can this discussion not take place without the full pronunciation of the most incendiary and racially divisive word in our lexicon? To argue that there is educational value in this line of thinking is at best, disingenuous and at worst, something else entirely. This is one of the many red herrings Rouse offers in her recent letter to the editor. The examples provided regarding a student wiping her feet on the American flag may not elicit the same response because one cannot conflate the 400-year history of the word “n****r” with those upset regarding desecration over the flag. Has anyone offended by flag desecration been oppressed, discriminated against, or systemically denied civil rights? In fact, both flag desecrators and those offended by them have been offered more protections than those called “n****r” by their oppressors. Should we also argue a pedagogical reason for using the word “f**got” or “homo” so that gay people can move beyond their emotions, too, and make an argument about why hate speech should or should not be protected? Certainly not! Rouse argues that prior students did not object and that the students’ reactions are indicative of the level of overt anti-black racism in the country today. This is

another weak justification for the educational value of using the word “n****r.” There were also blacks who drank from “black only fountains” without protest. There are some democrats, both women and minorities, who voted for President Trump even though his campaign was clearly offensive. Are these students any different than the law students at Mercer University who walked out of the constitutional law class of professor David Oedel in 2014 or students who protested Andrea Quenette’s use of the “N-word” in a communications lecture at the University of Kansas in 2015? Those incidents occurred during the Obama years. So perhaps, while there were no objectors at Columbia or Princeton, there were yet protests in similar situations elsewhere. Rouse also implies that Rosen is above reproach because he “was fighting battles for women, Native Americans, and AfricanAmericans before these students were born.” This is the kind of civil rights chest thumping that has alienated today’s generation. It is the reason today’s fight for justice is championed mostly by organizations like BLM and not by old guard activists. Sometimes, the past can be a terrible justification for actions or lack thereof in the present. If the goal is for students to know more upon leaving a class than when they entered, perhaps these students should be celebrated for not giving anyone a freebie for their past civil rights credentials. Lastly, I want to address the final red herring argument: that these students did not trust the process. What exactly is the process in which they should trust? Perhaps, Rosen fails to set the table in a way that would allow anyone to give him a license to use such a controversial word. So, here are a few critical questions now before the Department of Anthropology and the

University itself: 1. As a white educator, does Rosen have the same level of authority and privilege in using the word “n****r” that an AfricanAmerican may have? An African-American educator certainly has no intellectual advantage over others but students’ perceptions of a white person teaching a class where the word “n****r,” not the “N-word,” is repeatedly used in the course might well elicit the same initial political and critical suspicion that an educator with a heterosexual, Christian male identity might elicit teaching a LGBTQ+ writing course. 2. Did Rosen establish some fundamental ground rules regarding how they, as a community of adults, would conduct and smoothly navigate class discussions of this extremely sensitive topic? Or did he assume the privilege to do as he pleased? 3. Did Rosen discuss quite candidly the educational purposes of the course, the potentially volatile nature of the subject and the uncensored course content, and the absolute necessity of respecting each other and of creating a community working toward a common goal? 4. Why did Rosen deem it necessary to seek permission before showing pornographic images during the discussion of pornography in this class but did not deem it necessary to seek permission before using “n****r” during the hate speech discussion? Why was he concerned about offending some students but not others? These are fundamentally critical questions. Students can only trust the process and stay focused on the goals and objectives of the course when they are included in the decision making regarding the use of the most historically incendiary word in our country – especially during Black History month. To caricaturize the students’ response as merely emotional is disingenu-

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ous at best and tone deaf at worst. Having listened to the recording of the class, I observed that Professor Rosen does not attempt to credential himself, nor carefully navigate the topic so that all students could trust the whole process. As Phillip Barrish, a white professor at the University of Texas, posits, there is “an unavoidable paradox encountered by white liberal professors who set out to practice antiracist pedagogy in mostly, but not entirely, white classrooms.” I feel bad for academicians who stop listening and learning from their students. Trust is earned in the present, not just the past. Perhaps, the students who walked out have learned more from Rosen’s class than those who remain – that unlike other at universities with similar incidents, Princeton professors can never be wrong and find no need to apologize for hurting others. This is a tough lesson for these students to have learned over the past few days. The historic and systematic oppression of black people in America is quite a unique phenomenon. The students’ reaction to a white professor using the word “n****r” without buy-in is justified and intelligent if you are a descendant of oppressed Africans in America. Perhaps, they were wise to GET OUT. I close with this quote from M. Garlinda Burton’s 1994 book “Never Say N****r Again! An Antiracism Guide for White Liberals”: “Never say ‘n****r’ again. Never have I heard this word spoken by a white person—or a black one, for that matter—without feeling terribly angry and uncomfortable. Too much history and hostility are conjured up by this word. . . . I don’t care how you use it. I don’t care if you’re quoting some horrible white racist you abhor— do not say it, and confront those white people who do.” De’Andre Salter, Concerned Parent


Letter to the Editor: In defense of Black Princetonians Waqas Jawaid

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ear Editor, I am hereby skipping my morning run to write a brief response to Professor Rouse’s Feb. 8 letter. Respect for All Involved I appreciate Professor Rouse very much, and I’m sure I would appreciate meeting and getting to know Professor Rosen, too. I would also love to meet and learn from the Princeton students who walked out of the class. Intent vs. Effect No matter the age or experience of a professor (or whether their intention is “good” or “evil”), it is important to continue to investigate how the content and tone of a class impacts white and black students differently (not to mention all the other colors). It is

best not to judge whether deep in his heart Rosen had a malicious intent. It does not matter. The point remains that the effect of his words can still be harmful. It lowers the level of discourse and moves beyond intellectual discomfort into an area that can only be described as personal assault, even though the injuries are not visible on the surface of the skin. Context is Important It is also probably not a good idea to dismiss the students’ response by demoting it to the level of “feelings.” All human beings feel things, and those feelings are the synthesis of complex experience, thought, and an emotional understanding of the wider context of our lives. Just as it’s important to understand the context of the professor’s speech, it is also important to understand the context of a

country whose young people are baff led, confused, and deeply troubled by the treatment of black people in particular, and the apparent apathy of professors to address or even acknowledge it as a legitimate issue. Students may not have the words or fully formed arguments for it, but they know it isn’t right. The Role of Academic Institutions I agree that academic institutions are the place where these discussions should happen. They are also a microcosm or ideal of what the country should aspire to. That is why it’s important to have a level of respect, dignity, and decorum in these discussions. We all know that personal insults can shut down a conversation. Universities should investigate how discussion and discovery can be opened up. As Jeff Bezos ’86 said to my

graduating class in 2010, it is our responsibility to be both smart and kind. All Causes Are Valid, But Some Causes Are Personal It is also not fair to demand why the students did not walk out when another idea or community was denigrated. I agree that it may be because a certain issue is more alarming and obviously a matter of urgent concern. I don’t feel bad for the students who walked out. I feel strengthened by their courage. When all is said and done, I hope they can sit down and put words and arguments to their feelings, so that the older generation (sorry...) may have a window into new and interesting perspectives that have the power to change the world. Thanks, Waqas Jawaid ’10

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Women’s basketball beat Harvard, Dartmouth By Chris Murphy Head Sports Editor


he women’s basketball team took care of business this weekend, protecting Jadwin Gymnasium from conference foes looking to steal a win and move closer to first place in the Ivy League. Following back-toback wins over Harvard and Dartmouth, the Tigers now find themselves tied for first place with Penn, hoping to sweep the season series when the Quakers visit on Tuesday. The Tigers came into the weekend knowing that it would set the tone for the second half of the season. This weekend featured the two Ivy teams the Tigers had yet to play this season. And after last week’s trip up the east coast — one that handed the Tigers their first league loss of the year — the team knew it was critical to protect the home court and set themselves up for a strong finish. “It’s a big three games coming up for us,” Head Coach Courtney Banghart said on Wednesday regarding the Harvard, Dartmouth and Penn games. “It is very helpful that all of those games are home,” she added. “It’s where you practice everyday, and it’s where you establish your routine . . . We draw the most [home fans] in the league and we know there will be a lot of people there.” Facing the league’s thirdand fourth-ranked teams back-to-back was sure to be no easy task, but the Tigers followed their conventional winning formula of a suffocating defense and an ef-

ficient offense to earn two convincing wins. Princeton outscored Harvard and Dartmouth a combined 162–110 in the triumphant weekend and showed that they had put the Yale upset of the weekend before far behind them. The weekend started off on a high note when Princeton came out against the Crimson and put up 9 of the first 11 points of the game. With Harvard already rattled, the Tigers knocked them out for good in the second quarter when they went on a 14–0 run in just 4 minutes, putting the Orange and Black up 25–7. From there, Princeton, the number-one defense in the league, averaging only 55.2 points allowed per game, was able to do its thing, never letting the visitors come closer than 10 points away. The Crimson finished the game shooting only 27.9 percent — their second lowest total of the season. In the first and third quarters combined, Harvard made only 5 baskets on 34 attempts. After the game, freshman guard Carlie Littlefield — named the Player of the Game after scoring a career high 18 points and shooting 67 percent from deep — discussed the defensive performance. “We knew [Harvard] was one of the best offensive teams in the league this season... all week, we knew we wanted to lock into what they did offensively. We did a great job executing that and obviously the score reflected that,” she said. Littlefield nearly matched her career best in the next day’s game against Dartmouth. This time, the freshman from Waukee, Iowa


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added 17 points on 6 for 10 shooting. Littlefield’s fellow freshman guard Abby Meyers would be the one to reach a new season best after she posted 19 points on 70 percent shooting. However, unlike their last game, the Tigers were unable to close the game out in the second half; instead, they had to wait until they opened the third quarter on a 9–2 run to put the game out of reach. The Big Green posted some of the best numbers against the Princeton defense this season, riding their league leading 3-point scoring offense (averaging 36.1 percent per game) to a nice 46 percent clip from beyond the arc. Still, the Orange and Black made sure to contest every pass, forcing 19 turnovers en route to the double digit victory. Sophomore forward Bella Alarie also had a career day when she posted her

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Men’s basketball @ Dartmouth: L 56–72 After losses to Ivy League rivals Harvard and Dartmouth over the weekend, the men’s basketball has fallen to fifth place in the Ancient Eight — tied with Cornell and Columbia. The Tigers now on a four-game losing streak, which included a heartbreaking overtime loss to Brown, will look to regroup and punch a ticket back into the Ivy League Championships. The team will have the perfect opportunity to separate themselves this coming weekend as they face the Big Red and the Lions back-to-back this weekend. Women’s basketball vs. Dartmouth: W 82–63 The women’s basketball team completed their weekend sweep of Dartmouth and Harvard to improve to 6–1 in the Ivy League Conference and extend their winning streak to three games. The Tigers have been in impressive form as of late, with the bench contributing 39 points in each of its last three games. Princeton is tied with Penn for the top spot of the Ivy League table. The Tigers will have the opportunity to clinch first place in the tables with a win against the Quakers this Tuesday. Men’s volleyball @ Charleston: L 2–3, 0–3 The men’s volleyball team opened EIVA conference play this weekend with a doubleheader against the University of Charleston. Despite competitive play, Charleston just managed to edge out the Princeton team in their first meeting and swept the Tigers in their second game after gaining momentum early. Princeton has struggled recently, losing its last seven games after a surprise upset over nationally ranked Stanford earlier in the season.

ninth double-double, matching her total from last year. With half of the conference season still left to play, there is a good chance she breaks that personal record. With the win, the Tigers jumped to 6–1 in conference play and 16–4 overall. Currently, the NCAA Women’s Basketball RPI has them ranked at 34 — the highest of any Ivy League team. In the national polls, the Tigers have yet to receive any love but may begin to turn some heads if they continue to play at the level they currently are. National accolades aside, the Tigers can now look ahead to their biggest conference game of the season thus far. The matchup against Penn on Tuesday night will feature the top teams in the conference, both sitting at 6–1 in league play. The game will also feature the number-one defense of Princeton match-

Performances of the week Mike D’Angelo: Wrestling Tiger co-captain Mike D’Angelo gave Princeton a strong start against Columbia with a Top-20 win over Columbia’s Markus Schneider at the 157 weight class. D’Angelo also contributed to a strong Princeton effort against Cornell as he pulled off a 3–0 victory against Big Red’s Fredy Stroker at 157.

Abby Meyers: Women’s basketball (19 points, FG percent .700) Freshman guard Abby Meyers led the Princeton offense with 19 points in 20 minutes. Meyers shot a remarkable 70 percent from the field as the Tigers knocked off Dartmouth 82–63. The Tigers are tied with Penn for the top spot in the Ivy League. The Quakers will make the trip Tuesday as the two Ivy League powerhouses battle for the top spot.

Wrestling vs. Cornell: L 34–8 The wrestling team faced a dominant opponent in Big Red this weekend. Cornell completed a Penn-Princeton sweep this past weekend to clinch the outright Ivy League title. However, the Tigers did manage to pull out victories from their two ranked starters, No. 12 sophomore Matthew Kolodzik and junior Mike D’Angelo. However, the depth of Cornell’s lineup proved too strong for the Tigers as they fell to 2–2 in the Ivy League. Men’s hockey vs. Yale: L 2–7 After defeating Brown with an emphatic 7–2 score line, the men’s hockey team suffered the same fate to Yale. The loss to the Bulldogs breaks the Tigers’ five-game winning streak. Princeton is now tied with Dartmouth and Yale for sixth place in the ECAC with only four games remaining. These last games will be crucial as the Tigers try to separate themselves from the pack and secure a high seed for the ECAC championships. Women’s tennis vs. Dartmouth: W 4–1 With wins over Harvard, Brown, and Dartmouth this weekend, the women’s tennis team clinched the ECAC title. The Tigers were seeded first in the All-Ivy League bracket, sweeping No. 8 Harvard 4–0 and carrying that momentum as they faced off against Brown in the semi-finals and Dartmouth in the final. Women’s squash vs. Cornell: W 9–0 Women’s squash swept Cornell 9–0 to wrap-up the regular season. The win also helped Princeton secure the second seed as they head into the Howe Cup Championships this coming weekend. The victory helped the Tigers celebrate seniors Olivia Fletcher, Kira Keating, and Natalie Tung.

Tweet of the Day

Congrats to the @PrincetonTennis women on their first @ECACSports title! Tigers take the win 4–1 over Dartmouth to improve to 6–0 on the season. Princeton Tigers (@PUTigers)

ing up against the numbertwo defense of Penn. This will also be the final matchup between the two teams in the regular season. The Tigers defeated the Quakers 70–55 in the Palestra to open Ivy League play. Alluding to the PrincetonPenn matchup earlier this week, Banghart commented, “We’ve consistently been the best in the league over the past seven or eight years. We know what they knew, and we know what type of battle it’s going to be. I’m really looking forward to it.” Princeton has won the first two of their most important three games this season, but it’s the third game that matters the most in terms of regular season titles and tournament seeding. Let’s see if the Tigers can come out and play as strongly as they did against the Crimson and Big Green.

David Hallisey: Men’s hockey (1 goal, 4 assists) Senior forward David Hallisey recorded a career-high five points with one goal and four assists against Brown this weekend. His assists were crucial as the Tigers handily defeated their Ivy League rivals 7–2. This is the first time a Tiger has recorded five points since Andrew Ammon ’14 put up five against Yale in 2014. This adds to Hallisey’s already impressive tally, putting him at 29 points for the season.

Stat of the Day

9–0 Men’s squash defeated Cornell 9–0 on Senior Day last Sunday.

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February 12, 2017  
February 12, 2017