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MASJID, DREAM Team organize student rally and teach-in By Christopher Umanzor staff writer

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On Feb. 16, Solveig Gold ’17 and Marisa Salazar ’17 were named cowinners of the 2017 Moses Tyler Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general honor awarded to undergraduates by the University. Established in 1921 by Mrs. May Taylor Moulton Hanrahan in honor of her cousin, Moses Taylor Pyne, a member of the Class of 1877 and a University Trustee from 1885 to 1921, the Pyne Honor Prize is awarded annually by the president of the University to the senior who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership. Past recipi-

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Gold, Salazar win Pyne Prize By Sarah Hirschfield

On Thursday, Feb. 16, the Muslim Advocates for Social Justice and Individual Dignity and the DREAM Team, two student groups on campus, came together to host a Solidarity Rally and Teach-In. “MASJID and the DREAM Team are hosting a Rally and Teach-In in part response to the recent events, the immigration ban, and the growing crack-down on undocumented individuals living in the US and refugees who are trying to come into the country,” said Nabil Shaikh ’17, a student organizer with MASJID. According to Shaik, MASJID is a Muslim political activist student group on cam-

pus that seeks to provide a space for Muslim students and community members to come together and discuss issues of political importance. According to Courtney Perales ’17, another student organizer of the event, the Princeton DREAM Team is an immigrant rights advocacy group that is active in organizing activism events both on campus and beyond. “Both MASJID and DREAM Team have new boards that are trying to work more in collaboration around issues of migration, immigration, and the refugee crisis,” added Shaikh in discussing how the event came together. The MASJID-DREAM Team collaboration involved two

ents of the award include the late University President Emeritus Robert F. Goheen ’40 *48, United States Senator Paul Sarbanes ’54, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ’76 *01. Salazar is a chemistry major from Las Cruces, N.M. In her senior thesis, Salazar explores how to convert racemic mixtures of chiral molecules to single enantiomers using visible light, as well as how these new methods would apply to the synthesis of new medicines and agrochemicals. Winning the Pyne Honor Prize “is really a reflection of the amazing community that I’ve had around me, both of my See PYNE page 2

Dillon Gymnasium celebrates seventieth anniversary with grand reopening, student events By Alexander Stangl staff writer

The University’s Dillon Gymnasium, constructed in 1947 and home to renowned athletes such as Bill Bradley ’65, gold-winning captain of the 1964 US Olympic basketball team and former U.S. senator, celebrates its seventieth anniversary this year. Having recently undergone renovations, Dillon Gym reopened all of its A-level facilities in 2016. Major changes to the gym included the addition of new corridors to facilitate access to various areas in the

A-level, general improvements to the locker rooms and showers, and the introduction of gender inclusive facilities, which is part of a Universitywide effort to establish such facilities across campus. Other changes include the new team rooms, as well as other new training facilities for students. In celebration of Dillon Gym’s anniversary, the University has planned events for the year. Last week, from Feb. 6 through 12, the gym hosted fitness challenges each night from 7 to 9 p.m. Organizers served refreshments and dis-

played pictures of the gym throughout the years. Students could compete for various prizes, in events using Campus Recreation’s new prize wheel. Other programs are planned to be held throughout the year. Director of Media Relations John Cramer noted that a magnet giveaway to commemorate the building’s milestone will soon happen. Additionally, a banner commemorating Dillon Gym’s anniversary, with illustrations by Campus Recreation student-staff members, is currently on display in the Dillon’s lobby.

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Michael Froman ’85 discusses U.S. trade policy, TPP staff writer

World trade policy can’t be advanced in the future without a stronger focus on workers displaced in an economically uncertain world, Michael B.G. Froman ’85, a retired ambassador and former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama, said in a lecture on Feb. 16. The lecture was a response to steps that President Trump has taken to change existing United States trade policy by withdrawing from the negotiation stage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Froman, one of the creators of the TPP, spoke about the implications of Trump’s actions and elaborated on actions the US can take to maintain successful trade relations. “TPP was the most ambitious, high-standard, comprehensive, trade agreement ever negotiated,” Froman said. “Beyond economics, TPP was about showing [the] United States’ leadership in the Asian Pacific, a region

which is very much in flux.” The TPP dealt with trade-related issues such as labor, human rights, environmental issues, and the digital economy. Froman said that the reason the TPP was opposed by both Democrats and Republicans in the 2016 election was that the facts behind the trade agreement were obscured by political agendas. He argued that a combination of “the rise of populism with post-fact politics” prevented politicians from having an honest discussion about the trade agreement. “It became impossible to have a facts-based discussion on trade,” he said. Froman explained that Trump’s move to back out of the TPP would restrict the United States’ ability to engage with global markets, which will harm its domestic economy. “We need access to markets abroad if we’re going to support the kind of well-paying jobs we need in the U.S.,” he said. See FROMAN page 3

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Michael Froman ’85, one of several creators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, spoke to students on Thursday about the future of United States trade relations.

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family and the community here at Princeton,” said Salazar. “It makes me really grateful that they’ve invested so much into my life to make this possible.” “It’s still kind of surreal that I won this award because I know so many talented people, so many people that have given back to the community,” she said. “So this award is a huge honor for me.” After graduation, Salazar plans to attend medical school, though she isn’t sure which one. While she doesn’t know what her specialty will be, she knows that she wants “work in global health to reduce global health care disparities.” During the portion of her career that she will spend in the United States, Salazar hopes to “work with underserved populations, including Spanishspeaking communities.” In addition to the Pyne Honor Prize, Salazar has been awarded the Department of Chemistry’s William Foster Memorial Prize, given to the junior in the department with the highest departmental academic record, and the George B. Wood Legacy Prize,

awarded in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during junior year. Outside of her academic achievements, Salazar is an undergraduate assistant and peer academic adviser at Whitman College, a pre-health peer adviser, the head tutor for organic chemistry with the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, a member of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship, an undergraduate conversation partner in the English Conversation Partner Program, and an officer with the Princeton University American Sign Language Club, according to a University press release. Gold is a classics major from New York City; her senior thesis examines theatrical language and imagery in the works of St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, and his Neoplatonic predecessor, Plotinus. Her other academic honors include the classics department’s Charles A. Steele Prize and Harland Prize and a 2015 Stanley J. Seeger Summer Fellowship for study in Greece. In summer 2016, she studied abroad in Rome through the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. Gold is also extensively involved in University life. She is

a member of the Edwards Collective, a group of students that live together in a residential community in Mathey College and are passionate about creative art and the humanities. She’s also a guide with Orange Key Tours, a staff writer for the Princeton Tory, and co-founder of the Princeton Open Campus Coalition. Many of her extracurricular activities reflect her academic interest in performance. Gold is a member of the Princeton Tigerlilies, the Princeton Triangle Club, the Princeton University Glee Club, and the Princeton University Chamber Choir. In spring 2016, she directed and played the title role in a production of Euripides’ “Medea,” which was performed in Greek in Princeton’s Chancellor Green Rotunda. After graduation, Gold plans to continue to study classics and ancient philosophy. She hopes to become a classics professor and a public intellectual. Gold was unavailable for comment at the time of publication. Gold and Salazar will be recognized at an Alumni Day luncheon on campus on Feb. 26.

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Solveig Gold ’17 is a classics major from New York City and hopes to continue studying classics after graduation.

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Marisa Salazar ’17 is a chemistry major from Las Cruces, N.M. She plans to attend medical school following graduation.


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distinct components: a rally and a teach-in. The rally began on the Frist North Lawn, where several students shared their perspectives on immigrant rights to an audience that had gathered. “A rally is about interrupting the f low, the normal use of a campus space, to express a political message and to amplify our political message, the message here being one of inclusion, one of welcoming of refugees and

immigrants,” said Shaikh. Following the rally, a teach-in was hosted in Frist 302. “We shifted into [Frist] 302 to talk about the specific initiatives we [MASJID and Dream Team] had,” said Perales. “At the end, we asked for open space so people could come and approach us about anything we had said.” Perales hoped a takeaway from the event was wider attention given to intersectionality in regards to activism. “I think it’s important to take away things like solidarity and intersectionality

[from] different activist efforts. We need everyone to get involved and be present and supportive for everyone in our communities and the most vulnerable in our communities. We really hope this reaffirms an intersectional approach to student activism.” Shaikh also hoped the event would inform not only the Princeton community at large, but activists in particular. “It’s a necessity for activists to be aware of the details of the issues with which they are allied,” said Shaikh.

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In addition, Froman argued that trade policy becomes a scapegoat for people who are concerned about living in an economically uncertain world. “Trade becomes the vessel into which people pour their quite legitimate economic worries,” he explained. Froman said that one of the major reasons for this concern is that quickly developing technologies may automate and replace jobs in the future, leaving many out of work. “Imagine the anger and resentment if half of the jobs in the US are put at risk because of new technologies,” he said. The majority of the lecture was devoted to a question and answer session with the audience, with questions coming from local residents, undergraduates, and graduate students in the Wilson School. “The benefits of trade tend to be broadly dispersed, while costs are acutely focused,” Froman said in response to a question about how the public views the long-term benefits of trade in comparison to its short-term costs. “It’s hard to make that case to people that things they take for granted are due to trade when they see a factory down the street is closed.” Froman said that trade agreements that prevent countries such as Vietnam from paying workers unfairly low wages and that allow labor unions to organize are examples of the tangible benefits of trade policy. One question dealt with whether a lack of transparency in TPP negotiations was the reason that Democrats didn’t support it in the recent election. “Our approach was to maximize transparency while getting the best possible deal for the United States,” Froman said. “When choosing between one and the other, I would choose the best deal for the United States.” Throughout the process of

creating the TPP, its negotiators attempted to maintain transparency by publishing summaries of negotiation rounds and inviting stakeholders into the discussions, Froman said. He also fielded a question about how the United States can reintroduce fact-based debate into the national discourse. “I think we have done trade policy and advocacy the wrong way in the past few years,” Froman said. He proffered the TPP as one example of the way trade policy can become entangled in political concerns and eventually stall. “The proponents of the TPP want to see the final agreement in all of its detail to make sure they got all of their needs met before they’re willing to commit any effort. The opponents of TPP don’t need to see the final agreement to oppose it,” he added. “That left us in a fairly deep hole that’s hard to climb out of.” “I think what we need is a broad public engagement campaign about what it means to live in the global economy and how we’re affected positively and negatively,” Froman explained. He cited recycling and anti-tobacco public service campaigns in the United States as examples of the kind of longterm efforts needed to educate the public on the implications of the global economy. Froman also reflected on how his Princeton experience, particularly his engagement in task forces while studying in the Wilson School, positively impacted his career in creating and negotiating trade policy in the United States government. “I can say with great confidence that there is a direct line between what I did at the Woodrow Wilson School and what I did as Trade Representative,” Froman said. The lecture, entitled “Up to the Minute Talk: The Future of Trade in a Trumpian World,” was held at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in Robertson Hall. The event was sponsored by the Wilson School Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

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Safa Syed ’17 speaks to a crowd of students during the MASJID-DREAM Team Solidarity Rally and Teach-In, which took place outside of Frist Campus Center on Thursday afternoon.


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Maintaining ODUS’ political neutrality

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n Friday, Feb. 17, Princeton Advocates for Justice will host an Immigration Day of Action in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The event aims to bring students together to contact their respective representatives in order to “show Congress that President Trump’s executive actions are unlawful, immoral, and unacceptable,” according to a statement by PAJ. The Board acknowledges the work of student activists in organizing this event and providing a forum for engagement among Princetonians concerned about the direction of national policy; these are important issues with which students of all viewpoints should respectfully engage. Yet the Board is concerned by the fact that the event’s publicity poster lists the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students as a cosponsor of the event. Because cosponsoring events can create the perception of the endorsement of a particular stance, the Board believes that ODUS should not include its name in the advertisement of political advocacy events (such as the Immigration Day of Action) because it could have a limiting effect on advocacy for counter-stances.

ODUS funds all officially recognized student groups, so ODUS funds are used to host a range of both political and nonpolitical campus events. Occasionally, ODUS provides additional funding for special events or for groups that have not yet gone through the official recognition process, as is the case with Princeton Advocates for Justice. ODUS undoubtedly plays an essential campus role of indirectly helping students host events. However, despite funding most student events, ODUS does not choose to cosponsor the vast majority of them. By actively choosing to list itself as a cosponsor for the Day of Action, ODUS could be viewed as implicitly endorsing the event and the positions for which it advocates. As part of the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, ODUS is an integral part of the University administration, so ODUS’s cosponsorship of the Day of Action could associate the University with the political stance the event takes. The Board here re-affirms its long-standing position, from its recent editorial on the Charles Murray walkout to past editorials on divestment referendums, that no University-sponsored entity should give the impression of taking an official political stance

on any issue. Such Universitysponsored entities should avoid not only actual political bias, but also actions that could appear to be favoring one particular side of an issue. This holds whether an event is more right- or leftleaning, because the University should be neutral on all issues. ODUS neutrality maintains and improves an environment of open discourse — essential to a liberal arts education — in which students do not feel pressured by the University’s “endorsements” to remain silent or change their opinions. Furthermore, ODUS has the distinct responsibility of overseeing student group recognition and providing event funding. There is the possibility of a unique harm if students hoping to start a group or hold an event related to the opposite side of a policy debate feel they would not be able to do so following ODUS’s cosponsorship of an advocacy event. Since students are the driving force behind the community benefits of advocacy events, the Board recommends that the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students should not cosponsor partisan advocacy events. We close on two final points. First, this editorial is not to say ODUS should have no involvement in campus discourse. Rather, ODUS should continue funding student groups as it does currently and limit its active sponsorship to neutral and nonpartisan events such as yesterday’s Social Action Lunch Chat. Cosponsored with Undergraduate Student Government, the event importantly provided a general and nonpartisan discussion forum for “the process and logistics of activism, protests, and demonstrations.” Second, we want to emphasize the general nature of our proposal: ODUS should not cosponsor political advocacy events no matter the viewpoint the event supports. We urge readers who support the goals of the Immigration Day of Action to consider how they would feel if ODUS cosponsored an advocacy event with which they did not agree. While the writers of this editorial differ in our personal stances on the aims of today’s event, we agree that it is essential for open campus discourse that ODUS not cosponsor events of a political nature, regardless of whether we personally agree or disagree, because we know there are other undergraduates who hold different opinions.

DISSENT The majority misunderstands the mission of ODUS, which is “to provide undergraduates with opportunities for personal, cultural and social development that complement the richly complex and challenging academic life of the University.” We strongly believe that events that promote advocacy and activism, such as the Immigration Day of Action, present important opportunities for intellectual discourse and student development and, thus, should be proudly and publicly sponsored by ODUS. The majority’s argument rests on the fact that an ODUS logo on promotional materials for “political” events creates the semblance of political or ideological bias from the University administration. First, we reject this claim on face. Since all student groups, regardless of their political leaning, have equal access to sponsorship from ODUS, there is no evidence of bias in the events that ODUS selects to cosponsor. Second, many other University offices and academic departments selectively advertise events on their websites or through social media. Under the majority’s standard, should the Wilson School be prevented from publicly sponsoring “political” speaker events? Finally, the ODUS logo is important because it provides student events with more legitimacy. By engaging more people on these topics, ODUS increases intellectual discourse on campus. The dissent does not believe that the presence of an ODUS logo creates a chilling effect on free speech. Insofar as the ODUS logo increases the reach of student events, we believe that ODUS should be free to publicize and put its logo on whatever events it chooses to. Signed, Cydney Kim ’17, Connor Pfeiffer ’18, William Pugh ’20, Carolyn Liziewski ’18, and Dee-Dee Huang ’20 Ashley Reed ’18 recused herself from the writing of this editorial. The Editorial Board is an independent body and decides its opinions separately from the regular staff and editors of The Daily Princetonian. The Board answers only to its CoChairs, the Opinion Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief. It can be reached at editor ialboard @ dailypr incetonian. com.

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ts opponents call it terrible, a painful burden that provides useful skills only to a mere fraction of those forced to partake in it. A similar hatred prompted Blaykyi Kenyah ’19 to write earlier this academic year that “to say [he] did not enjoy [his] seminar was a gross understatement.” When I nervously questioned upperclassmen prior to undergoing the experience myself, they also labeled it a coming-of-age experience, or even a necessary evil. I am writing, of course, about the freshman Writing Seminar program, that supposed bane of every Princeton student’s existence. But it should not be so. Writing Seminars serve an important role in the beginning of every Princetonian’s college career, and they ought to be protected and valued. More importantly, as an institution, the Writing Seminar program should no longer be forced to defend its existence against those that question its practicality. The Writing Seminar program does not exist to protect the liberal arts education for its own sake, but rather it exists because it makes students more informed and better equipped to do anything in academics. Writing is more of an art than a science. Its beauty lies in its subjectivity, and as a

result of that, every writing class has value to every person in it, regardless of their starting position, if only to facilitate an opportunity to have someone experienced and unfamiliar critique your writing. In other words, while Albert Einstein would surely gain nothing from retaking an algebra class, Mark Twain might find a writing class on late 19th century American literature quite useful. Twenty different pairs of eyes have twenty different takes on any one piece of literature, particularly when they are attached to the heads of experienced, professional professors. This is because writing requires the delicate and highly subjective combination of eloquence and structure. Learning to navigate that divide is useful both in dealing with complex mathematical proofs, arguing for the presence of a theme in a novel, and testing hypotheses in a science lab. This is the most important advantage of a mandatory writing program, and this is outlined clearly on the Writing Seminar department’s website, where it is noted that the department’s focus is teaching students to “structure complex ideas.” A key component of this goal is the Writing Seminar’s emphasis on quality analysis, while allowing subject matter to vary widely between classes. Unfortunately, this component is seen by many as negative, even prompting Mitchell

Hammer ’17 to write in a 2014 article that “the various choices of subject matter and distinct teaching styles required by such subjects are selfdefeating.” This might be true if the goal of the Writing Seminar program were to create interest in a specific subject. But it isn’t. The goal of the Writing Seminar program is to teach writing, and different subject matters make that notion palatable to those less inclined to participate in writingheavy courses. After all, Princeton has distributional requirements, and no one would argue that satisfying the QR requirement by taking MAT 216: Honors Accelerated Analysis I is the same as satisfying it with MAT 100: Precalculus/Prestatistics. Different experiences in Writing Seminar are small prices to pay when the alternative is having a one-size-fits-all class that nobody would look forward to taking. At the very least, the Writing Seminar program informs students about the high expectations of Princeton essay writing, regardless of each student’s starting level of comfort with analytical writing. That is the problem with arguments like that of former columnist Erica Choi ’18 in a 2014 article in which she states that having only one level of Writing Seminar is equivalent to “placing a person who is conversationally f luent in Spanish and someone who is a beginner in the same course.” The

linear nature of a foreign language sequence, in which a student knows more and more of a language as they progress through the levels, is inherently different from writing in general. There is no escaping the requirement to write well at Princeton. You can avoid a certain math course or a history course, but you will have a hard time escaping writing, and you will never escape the critical thinking skills that the Writing Seminar program requires you to learn. Though often a source of stress due to its workload and endless stream of deadlines, the Writing Seminar program is worthwhile due to its versatility and almost universal applicability. Despite being only a few weeks removed from going through the program myself, I can already see its effect in my work and my ability to craft arguments. My Writing Seminar taught me to tackle ambiguity head-on. It taught me that the most insightful arguments are those that occur organically, and to let ideas f low before organizing them in any regimented order. The Writing Seminar, though difficult, does a good job of producing better writers, and more importantly, better thinkers. For that reason more than any, it is undeserving of the criticism that it faces. Tom Salama is from Bayonne, N.J. He can be reached at tsalama@princeton.edu.

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Men’s lacrosse looks for fresh start By Claire Coughlin

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The Princeton men’s lacrosse team had a difficult season last year, but it is now looking for a fresh start with a new coaching administration and some exciting new additions to the team. Last year, the team experienced a tough loss when former coach Chris Bates was fired. In his seven seasons as head coach at Princeton, Bates compiled a record of 53 wins and 42 losses, and he coached the Tigers to three Ivy League championships and two NCAA tournament appearances. The University decided to let Bates go after he elbowed Brown University’s John Yozzo-Scaperrotta as he left the field during a game in Providence, R.I. Bates’ dismissal took a toll on the team’s spirit, but his replacement for head coach, former offensive coordinator Matt Madalon, seems to have re-established the team’s drive and energy. Said sophomore midfielder Charlie Durbin, “Madalon has been around, so we were all happy when he got the job because we all liked him and were rooting for him.” Madalon, who also worked as the interim head coach in the immediate days after Bates’ initial probation, is a former college and professional goalie. Prior to his three years at Princeton, he spent seven seasons on the

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staff at Stevens Tech, helping the Ducks to the Division III top 10 and NCAA tournament. According to sophomore attackman, “The new coaching staff has given us a great new direction. This year we will play a lot faster, take more chances, and get up and down the field more. It’s a much more exciting style to play and watch.” Other additions to the coaching staff are defensive coordinator Jesse Bernhardt, assistant coach Pat March, and volunteer as-

sistant coach Justin Tuma. Durbin noted that “March, Bernhardt, Tuma are all really young, high-energy, cool guys who have been fun to play for.” With the loss of their head coach and a losing record, last year didn’t quite end the way the team had hoped. However, the team has high expectations for this year. “Heading into to this season, our goals remain the same of winning the Ivy League and making a push for the NCAA championship,” commented

McKenzie. Fortunately, last year’s graduating class was pretty small, so the team didn’t lose too much talent. The team will definitely miss attackman Ryan Ambler, but is excited for their new freshmen, notably Michael Sowers, Connor McCarthy, and Arman Medghalchi. Sowers is an attackman from Dresher, Pa., who led the USA U19 Lacrosse team in points last year and was named to All World Attack. Named 2015 USA Today Massachusetts Player of

the year and member of all state team, McCarthy is a midfielder from Sudbury, Mass. On the defensive end, Medghalchi, who is from Baltimore, Md., is expected to have a big impact on the team’s play. The players are excited for some new games on the schedule this year, as well as matchups with tradition rival competitors. McKenzie noted, “This year’s schedule will be fun. We added a few more games which gives us a lot of opportunity to get after it, which is something I think everyone is excited for.” Durbin ref lected that the team’s two toughest non-conference games are most likely to be against Johns Hopkins and Rutgers, and within the Ivy League, Brown and Yale have both been ranked preseason top 10 teams. The Tigers hope to beat at least two or three of these teams in the regular season. With new goals, coaches, and players, the men’s lacrosse program as a whole is excited and optimistic for a fresh start and a winning season. The team has already played some scrimmages, but its first official game will be at home on Sherrerd Field at the Class of 1952 Stadium on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. The Tigers will host the NJIT Highlanders, and the game will be available to watch on the Ivy League Digital Network.

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Women’s squash to take on Trinity for No. 3 seed in Howe Cup By Owen Tedford staff writer

Following a successful conclusion of its Ivy League season, including a win over Cornell (8-6 overall, 3-4 Ivy) that set a program record for wins in Ivy League play, the women’s squash team will travel to Hartford, Conn. this Sunday to face Trinity College (13-2) at the Kellner Squash Center. Princeton (11-2, 5-2) is currently ranked No. 4 in the Howe Cup standings, and the Bantams are ranked No. 3. For both teams, this will be the last match of the season before the Howe Cup, the top division of the women’s national championships; accordingly, this match will be important, determining the third seed of those championships. The Tigers come into this match riding a four-game winning streak, looking to avenge their loss last year in the Howe Cup. Prior to that loss, Princeton had won its regular season finale against Trinity in an exciting fashion, winning the last match of the day in four games in order to win the overall match 5-4.

The Orange and Black are led by junior Olivia Fiechter in the No. 1 position, who earned First-Team All-America and All-Ivy League honors last year for the second year in a row. Following Fiechter in the lineup is senior Maria Elena Ubina, who earned Second-Team All-America and All-Ivy League honors last year. Both Fiechter and Ubina will face tough matches from their Trinity opponents. Fiechter will likely match up against Raneem Sharaf, who was a SecondTeam All-American last year. Ubina will probably be competing against Anna Kimberley, who was an All-American Honorable Mention last year. Both Sharaf and Kimberley earned First Team AllConference honors last year as well. Trinity’s last match was Feb. 8 at Harvard (120, 7-0), which it lost 8-1 with a lone match won by sophomore Jennifer Haley. The Crimson remains ranked No. 1 in the College Squash Association’s national rankings, and the Bantams have been able to maintain their place as the No. 3 team in the country.

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One advantage that Princeton will bring to this match is its experience. In the Tigers’ most recent match, they had three seniors, Ubina, Alexandra Toth and Gabriella Garr, and only one freshman, Morgan Steelman, in their lineup. Trinity, meanwhile, had only one senior, Kimberley, and three freshmen. This experience among the Princeton team has added depth to its lineup, adding strength over the course of the season so far. This depth will no doubt be put to the test against the strong Trinity team. After the match against the Bantams, the Tigers will come home looking forward to the Howe Cup, taking place at the squash courts in Jadwin Gymnasium. Princeton will be looking to win its 18th title this year, having last won in 2009. Harvard has dominated since then, winning five of the last seven years, with Yale and Trinity winning the other two in 2011 and 2014, respectively. COURTESY OF PRINCETON ALUMNI WEEKLY

The women’s squash team looks to defeat Trinity before hosting the Howe Cup.

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February 17, 2017  
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