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23 percent of students investigated by Honor Committee in past five years found guilty, report says By Samantha Shapiro Features Editor

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Honor Committee released its first official report of aggregate statistics over allegations of misconduct from Fall 2014 to Spring 2018. The Honor Committee began maintaining these statistics during the 20142015 academic year after the passage of a Spring 2013 Undergraduate Student Government referendum requiring the Honor Committee to publish anonymous, aggregated statistics on cases every five years. “USG appreciates the time and effort that the Honor Committee leadership put into developing this report,” said Academics Committee Chair Olivia Ott ’20, who was also member of the Academic Integrity Report Reconciliation Committee. In a statement to The Daily Princetonian, Honor Committee Chair Camille Moeckel ’20 stated that the Honor Committee “welcomes conversations and questions about the statistics report.” Distributed to students in a USG email, the report entails a categorical analysis of the violations under the jurisdiction of the Hon-

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or Committee. The document details the violations reported, violations moved to hearing, and findings of responsibility under each category. “We hope that its [the report’s] release helps to further educate students on how the Honor System operates, and believe that this

is a step towards becoming more transparent and accessible,” Ott continued. The categories of violations listed were writing overtime, use of a prohibited aid, copying from a peer, failure to submit an exam, and doctoring a regrade. Over the last five years, among these five catego-

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ries, 99 violations were reported to the Honor Committee, 37 resulted in a hearing, and 23 students were found responsible for violating the Honor Code. That is, only about 23 percent of violations resulted in the student being found responsible for committing an Honor Code violation.

Across these 23 violations, six students were found responsible for writing overtime, eight students for using a prohibited aid, two students for copying from a peer, two students for failing to submit an exam, and five students for doctoring a regrade. For these violations, students faced various levels of punishment. Under the Honor Committee’s “standard penalty system” as listed in the aggregate statistics, students face disciplinary probation for writing overtime and a one-year suspension for all other violations. An increased penalty, however, results when a student provides false information or a student implicates another student. Out of the 23 students who were found guilty, eight received disciplinary probation, seven received a one-year suspension, two students received a one-year suspension with censure, two received a two-year suspension, two received a two-year suspension with censure, and two were expelled. Censure underscores the seriousness of a violation but does not result in the addition of added penalty. Students are allowed to appeal their decision on See HONOR CODE page 3

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The Princeton Fire Department is considering transitioning from an all-volunteer department to a combination of volunteers and paid employees.

Princeton Fire Department to begin hiring paid firefighters By Naomi Hess Contributor

30 University employees volunteer for the Princeton Fire Department during daytime hours. This support, however, is not enough to rescue the fire department from a dwindling volunteer network. For the first time since its creation in 1788, the Princeton Fire Department is considering transitioning from an all-volunteer department to a combination of vol-

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unteers and paid employees. According to Director of Emergency and Safety Services Bob Gregory, the fire department has been struggling to recruit volunteers. In 2013, the fire department had 65 active members. The number has decreased to 22 active members today, Gregory said. Similarly, in 2017, The Daily Princetonian reported that five University students served as volunteers. Now, according to Gregory, only one University student cur-

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rently volunteers for the fire department. Even with a University volunteer and a partnership with the University that allows employees to go through initial training and respond to calls during work hours, the fire department has had a decreasing amount of volunteers. But, according to Gregory, this problem has appeared in fire departments across the nation. “We have noticed that just like See FIRE DEP. page 2

According to a statement released by the attorney of Vanessa Tyson ’98 on Feb. 14, the University alumna “will meet with members of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s staff and law enforcement to detail her allegations of sexual assault.” The District Attorney for Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Rachael Rollins, told the Boston Globe on Feb. 7 that she is prepared to investigate the allegations against Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax if Tyson chooses to file a criminal complaint. Fairfax’s legal team released a response to Tyson’s attorney’s statement, noting that “the Lt. Governor looks forward to any investigation by the Suffolk County District Attorney” and that they “know that when all accounts are heard that the truth will prevail and his name will be cleared.” Fairfax’s spokeswoman Lauren Burke, in another statement, said that Fairfax “will explore all options with regard to filing his own criminal

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complaint in response to the filing of a false criminal complaint against him.” Tyson’s lawyer has referred to this as both “a shocking threat” and “a clear effort to obstruct justice.” On Feb. 12, Tyson spoke at a panel entitled “Betrayal and Courage in the Age of #MeToo,” which was hosted by Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). This event was her first public appearance since coming forward with her allegations against Fairfax. In response to a moderator question about how to encourage women to be vocal when the justice system is not harsh enough with sexual abusers, Tyson said, “Speaking as a professor at a women’s college, sometimes you have to lead by example, no matter how hard it is.” The event was scheduled before Tyson came forward with her allegations, and she did not mention Fairfax directly during the event. Moreover, the CASBS director specifically instructed the audience to See TYSON page 5

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everyone else in New Jersey and across the country, it’s been more and more difficult to recruit,” Gregory said. Gregory cites many reasons that volunteer numbers have decreased, such as the changing demographics of the town of Princeton. For instance, the town now has many more two-income families, and many people commute into New York City for jobs and do not have the time to commit to volunteering. The biggest challenge that the fire department encounters is recruiting volunteers certified to drive fire trucks. “People get frustrated with responding to calls but not being able to get out of the door because there’s no driver,” said Gregory, explaining that several full-time people will need to be hired to drive the fire trucks. The fire department also has a plan in place to find more volunteers to fight fires. “We’re looking at hiring a recruiting company to work with us to get a better idea of who out of the 31,000 in Princeton fits the model of a person who would volunteer,” Gregory said. The presidents of the three fire companies, the three fire chiefs, the town administrator, and Gregory are working together on a committee to solve the problem of the dwindling volunteer network. “We’re working together as a group to first and foremost get the recruiting drive going, make sure we have good incentives in place, and then we’ll have to make a decision on whether we’re going to hire

some drivers to help us fill the gap,” Gregory explained. For instance, the fire department actively recruits at the University. Robert Liu ’20, the only student who volunteers for the fire department, found out about the opportunity to volunteer when firefighters recruited him during the activities fair in the fall of his first year. “I decided it would be fantastic to do public service for the community,” Liu explained. Volunteers first go through fire school, a semester-long program that requires trainees to spend three nights per week in a classroom. Liu described the training as a large time commitment, especially since he had a five-course schedule as a B.S.E. student. However, the training process was worth it, according to Liu. “The training that we get to do is really interesting,” he said. “It teaches you to look at the world a different way.” After they pass a state exam, volunteers must respond to at least 15 percent of calls and spend three nights a month in the firehouse. When it is his turn to work the overnight shift, Liu brings his work to the station and answers any calls that come in. “It’s great to get out of the orange bubble and get out and help people,” he explained. Volunteers such as Liu enjoy their experience with the fire department and encourage others to get involved. “It’s a very important task,” Liu said of volunteering. “It’s tough, but it’s rewarding.” If University students or employees are interested in volunteering, they should contact Robert Gregory at 609-497-7637 for more information.

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the basis of “procedural unfairness” or “harmful bias.” In the last five years, the Honor Committee received 16 appeals. Of these

appeals, one decision was overturned, the punishments of two cases were reduced, and 13 decisions remained the same. This report also shows that the Committee on Discipline finds more students responsible of academic vi-

olations in any given year in comparison to the Honor Committee, which only prosecutes academic violations for cases of examinations, tests, and quizzes. According to the Committee on Discipline’s 2018 annual report, the Com-

mittee on Discipline found 39 students responsible for academic violations. All but two of these students were found guilty of plagiarism. Of these 39 students, 10 received disciplinary probation, 26 received a one-

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year suspension, and 3 received a two-year suspension. No one was expelled. Anyone with questions, comments, or concerns about the recently released report should contact the Honor Committee at honor@princeton.edu.


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Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax has maintained that his encounters with both Tyson ’98 and Watson were consensual.

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not ask any questions concerning the Fairfax accusations. On Feb. 8, a second woman, Maryland resident Meredith Watson, accused Fairfax of sexual assault. Like Tyson, Watson released these allegations in response to the possibility of Fairfax becoming Virginia’s new governor, given current governor Ralph Northam’s potential resignation following his blackface scandal. Watson alleges that Fairfax

assaulted her when the two were students at Duke University. Watson has also accused former Duke and NBA basketball player Corey Maggette of assaulting her during college. In response to both Watson and Tyson’s claims, a handful of Democrats both at the state level and in Washington have called for Fairfax’s immediate resignation. Fairfax has denied both of these claims, instead maintaining that both encounters were consensual, and on Feb. 9 requested that impartial law investigation authorities, such

as the FBI, investigate these claims. Although Virginia delegate Patrick Hope announced on Feb. 8 that he planned to introduce articles of impeachment for Fairfax, he has postponed this process for the time being, tweeting on Feb. 11 that “[we] owe it to all parties involved — especially the victims — to make sure that we have thought through every option the General Assembly has.” In a statement released by Watson’s lawyer and aired on Fox News, she requested that Virginia’s Legislature “reject

a secret and delayed hearing” and proceed with hearings regarding Fairfax “regardless of what they are called.” The statement also mentioned that both Watson and Tyson are prepared to testify at such a hearing. “Both victims of [Farfax’s] sexual assault have agreed to testify and they will produce witnesses and documents to show their honesty and good character. Please do not allow these women to be further victimized by delay and defamation,” the statement read. Amidst the turmoil sur-

rounding the allegations, four members of Fairfax’s staff resigned on Feb. 11, including Fairfax’s policy director, scheduler, and two members of We Rise Together, a political action committee associated with Fairfax, leaving Fairfax with only two staffers left. In an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump noted that the several scandals involving prominent Democrats in Virginia’s state government make him “think that the Republicans are gonna [sic] do very well in Virginia” in the upcoming elections.


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Taking ownership of our learning: What we can learn from Ralph Northam Shannon Chaffers

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mid a firestorm of controversy over a racist photo in his yearbook and a bizarre press conference in which he admitted to using shoe polish as part of a Michael Jackson costume, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has resisted calls for his resignation. Instead, he has emphasized his newfound efforts to understand racial inequality in America. His staff have reportedly instructed him to read prominent works on race in America, such as “Roots” by Alex Haley and “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. He has also declared his plans to dedicate the rest of his term to fighting racial inequality in Virginia. On the surface, these actions may seem commendable — a humbled man earnestly atoning for his sins by educating himself on issues he previously did not understand. But the reality is that the whole controversy could have been avoided if Northam had taken the responsibility to educate himself on these issues before political necessity forced him to do so.

There is a lot that we, as Princeton students, can learn from Northam’s mistakes. Of course, there are the obvious lessons: don’t wear blackface, don’t put racist images in your yearbook page, and don’t moonwalk in a press conference meant to apologize for wearing blackface. But there’s a more subtle message lying beneath this scandal: we must all take the initiative to educate ourselves about the complex issues of the world, even if they don’t directly affect us. That means taking advantage of the resources available to us — the breadth of classes, books, and knowledge — to understand the various intricacies of the world we inhabit before we go out and inf luence it. Notice how I didn’t mention “peers” in that list of resources. While the diversity of Princeton’s student body means students have the opportunity to learn from a range of perspectives, that doesn’t mean we should rely on others to explain the complicated issues in the world to us. We should take that responsibility ourselves. Northam said that he only realized the offensive nature of blackface after a staffer of color explained the history of its use. Of course, it’s great that this aide gave Northam a perspective he hadn’t considered. But relying on others to

explain something you could so easily have learned yourself is not resourceful, it’s lazy. It shows that you can’t be bothered to delve into these issues yourself. It also puts the onus on the “other” person — the ones whose perspective you don’t understand — to explain themselves to you; it puts them in the uncomfortable position of being a spokesperson on a certain topic. I’m reminded of something my former English teacher, who is Muslim, said to me last year. She noted the exhaustion she faced having to explain herself and her religion to people who hadn’t taken the time to do their own research. Instead of immediately looking to that one black friend to explain the harms of racial profiling, or your Jewish friend to explain the history anti-Semitic tropes, maybe just pick up a book, or listen to a podcast about the topic before discussing it with your friend. You will have learned more, which will lead to a more productive conversation. I have come to this realization, not only through watching the Northam fiasco, but also through my personal experience. There have been multiple times this year when I’ve felt like I should educate myself on topics I didn’t quite understand. I’ve

heard people debating the Israel-Palestine conf lict and said to myself, “I should read more about that.” I had read a surface level article about conf licts in the Middle East and felt momentarily compelled to delve in deeper. I haven’t, however, done that yet. Instead, I have come up with a multitude of excuses — ”I don’t have time,” “I’m tired,” “It doesn’t relate to me” — that really just boil down to laziness. Northam’s situation has shown me that laziness is no excuse. This laziness leads to ignorance, which can lead to the harm we’ve seen play out in the past few weeks in Virginia. It might seem like a lot of work to learn about issues that don’t directly impact your day-to-day life. But the reality is that all these issues relate to us because our actions affect other people. Learning about them allows us to gaining a fuller understanding of how the world works, and our place in it. At the end of the day, we’re at college to learn. And as many of us prepare to enter positions of power in the world, we have the responsibility to learn as much as we can before we shape it. Shannon Chaffers is a firstyear from Wellesley, Mass. She can be reached at sec3@ princeton.edu.

Why we need the Green New Deal Ben Gelman

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ince Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced their Green New Deal legislation last week, the proposal has been met with mixed reactions. Of course, there was the expected enthusiasm and support from left-wing groups and politicians, who see it as a first step toward the United States meaningfully addressing the issue of climate change through a concerted effort to become carbon neutral within ten years. The idea was also met with plenty of heavy skepticism, and even some mockery, from those who consider the bill to be laughably unrealistic and vague, given that within its 14 pages is a proposal for a gigantic revamp of the American economy and welfare system. Even Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, called it “the green

dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?” While critics are certainly correct that the legislation is brief and not specific in how it aims to accomplish its goals, they miss what is most important about the Green New Deal. Its main function, whether Rep. Ocasio-Cortez or Senator Markey envisioned it this way or not, will be to open up the national dialogue about what is being done to fight climate change, and to challenge the current way of thinking about what is considered an acceptable response to this threat. By putting such bold ideas into a real congressional proposal, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey have sent a loud and clear message that the status quo of U.S. climate policy is unsustainable and unworkable. The bill is an example of the brash, radical thinking required if we are to effectively respond to climate change. The Green New Deal should not be considered a detailed, specific course of action, especially given its brevity and the fact that it is a non-binding resolution. Its passage, however,

would be a meaningful statement of intent from Congress, not a formal commitment to the proposal’s objectives. In fact, the most important thing about this bill has nothing to do with its passage. Simply by writing and releasing the Green New Deal, or GND, into a blue Congress, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Markey have designed a government proposal that responds to the effects of global warming and promotes the issue in the news cycle. This is a major feat, given that climate change scarcely garners the media attention that it deserves. Mainstream pundits are now debating the most practical ways for the United States to act as the Earth gets warmer, instead of pointlessly debating the settled scientific question over whether global warming is even occurring, or just ignoring the issue altogether. The way we talk about climate change has a huge effect on how we counter it, and the proposal of the GND will go a long way to improve the national conversation. Whether the eventual, more specific policy proposal differs the

GND in its methods, such a proposal could only be passed in a political environment that is receptive to novel ways of protecting the United States and the world from climate change. The Green New Deal is an instrumental part of creating such a political environment. The message of the GND should extend not only into media conversations but those that we have on campus dayto-day. As the members of the generation that will have to deal with the most consequential effects of climate change, it is imperative that our conversations about it are geared toward practical, active solutions. The moral of the GND is not any specific policy proposal contained within it, but that it is time for Americans, especially college students who will become future policy makers, to begin having the right type of discussions about how we need to respond to global warming. Benjamin Gelman is a first-year from Houston, Texas. He can be reached at bgelman@princeton. edu.

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Alarie scores 41 points in women’s basketball victory against Dartmouth By Nancy Tran Contributor

Making history once again, junior forward Bella Alarie secured 41 points for the women’s basketball team (13–9 overall, 5–2 Ivy League) against Dartmouth (10–11, 3–5) on Saturday afternoon. This makes her the only player in Princeton history to score 40 points or more in a game twice, with the first time happening against Columbia earlier this month. In an interview following the Dartmouth game, head coach Courtney Banghart praised the 2018 Ivy League Player of the Year. “Bella is such a great player and she impacts the game in every facet,” Banghart said. “What she’s doing is remarkable and we’re better for it.” Alarie was also recently named Ivy League Player of the Week for the third consecutive time this season. This is Alarie’s fifteenth time being named Player of the Week. She is currently the all-time program leader in Player of the Week honors and second in Ivy League conference history. Led by Alarie with 41 points and 13 rebounds, the Tigers beat the seventh seed in the Ivy conference, Dart-

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mouth, 82–75. Sophomore guard Carlie Littlefield contributed with 14 points, followed by senior forward and co-captain Gabrielle Rush with another 14 points. “I give our captains so much credit,” Banghart said

of co-captains Rush and senior Sydney Jordan. “They compete, they’re consistent, and they are playing with the urgency of seniors.” The Tigers got off to a slow start in the first quarter, tailing Dartmouth’s .600 field

goal percentage with only a .182 percentage. When asked what was going through her mind at this point in the game, Banghart explained that she knew what her team was capable of. “Every game in Ivy League

play is a challenge, and we knew that going in,” Banghart said. “Dartmouth came out swinging. We knew we had to lock in and settle in. We did that.” The 14 point difference put Dartmouth in a significant lead, but the Tigers were able to turn things around. In the next two quarters, the Tigers outscored Dartmouth, ending the third quarter in an eight point lead. With only a one point difference in the fourth quarter, the Orange and Black took home the win. As the Tigers head into the second half of conference play, Banghart has much to say about the team, who are currently the second seed of the Ivy League conference. “This team has been through a lot this season and they simply continue to show great resilience,” she said. “We’ve now gotten our eyes on everyone in the league. We’re halfway through the gauntlet, and our destiny is still in our control. I’m so proud of this group.” This coming weekend, the Tigers will take on Cornell on Friday and Columbia on Saturday. Both games start at 5:30 p.m. in Jadwin Gymnasium.

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Men’s hockey falls at Union, RPI, as Josh Teves breaks assists record By Jack Graham Head Sports Editor

Sometimes, there are games where you just don’t get the breaks you need to win. The puck bounces the wrong way, the opponent gains momentum at an inopportune time, or a crucial call goes against you, and you lose despite com-

peting well. Princeton’s men’s hockey has had more than its fair share of such games this year. The misfortune continued this weekend — Princeton (7–16–2 overall, 5–12–1 ECAC) lost a pair of games in upstate New York, falling 6–2 to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (9–18–3,

6–10–2) on Friday and 3–2 to Union College (15–9–6, 8–8–2) Saturday. They have now lost six of their last seven games, and they sit second from the bottom in the ECAC standings. One bright spot in the weekend came courtesy of senior defenseman Josh Teves. He recorded his 68th career assist, most ever for

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a Princeton defenseman, in the second period of the Union game. He found senior forward Ryan Kuffner on a two-on-one fast break, and Kuffner did the rest, beating the goalie top shelf to open the scoring. Union scored two goals of its own to take a 2–1 lead, before senior forward Max Veronneau found the net on the power play with less than four minutes remaining to tie the game and seemingly force overtime. However, a chaotic sequence in the Princeton zone ended with the puck in the Princeton net with just 14 seconds left, and the Tigers fell 3–2. Against RPI the night before, senior goaltender Austin Shaw made his second consecutive start in net in place of usual starter sophomore Ryan Ferland. Shaw made a career-high 36 saves but allowed six goals, and Ferland had his job back the next night. “We needed a switch up,” said head coach Ron Fogarty about his decision to start Shaw in last Saturday’s 4-1 win over Yale. “He’s worked hard in practice and deserved the opportunity, and he delivered.” While Shaw helped earn Princeton a much-needed win last weekend, Friday’s result against RPI indicates that Princeton needs more than a new face in net to

start winning again. Luckily for Princeton, every team in the ECAC qualifies for the conference tournament. Last year, Princeton finished seventh in the regular season before winning the ECAC tournament and earning an NCAA tournament bid. They will need a similar dose of postseason magic this year. Despite the unconvincing regular season results, the team remains confident in its chances. “We know we can do it, we did it last year,” said Kuffner. “We just have to make sure we’re playing our best at the end of the season. I think every guy in [the locker room] can tell you we’re playing well and we’re confident.” “Our goal is to make the playoffs,” joked Fogarty after the win against Yale. “You tell me who was third in the ECAC last year. Now who’s got the championship trophy in their building? We do. Anybody’s got to come through us and play us to get the trophy from us. I like our chances.” Teams looking to win the ECAC championship will likely not have to come to Princeton, as the Tigers are slated to finish in the bottom four of the conference and play all its tournament games on the road — but you get the idea.

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