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Five students named Liman Fellows By Marie-Rose Sheinerman Assistant News Editor

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Kat Powell ’20, Peter Schmidt ’20, Audrey Spensley ’20, Amanda Eisenhour ’21, and Leila Ullmann ’21 were named Liman Fellows.

small ways, to alleviate social injustices.” In the past, Powell’s interest in public service has primarily manifested around issues of educational inequality for under-resourced, highachieving students. Schmidt is originally from Clayton, Miss., concentrating in Spanish and Portuguese and pursuing a certificate in environmental studies. The LAPA press release described his academic interest as the relationship between climate change and post-colonial legacies. In the summer of 2017, Schmidt researched the effects of global demand on the quinoa industry of the Andean plateau as a Paul E. Sigmund Scholar in Bolivia. The

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following summer, he developed a Markets and Bioeconomy Program at the World Wildlife Fund in Ecuador as a Streicker Fellow. “Most of my academic exposure to questions of environmental justice has been international in scope,” Schmidt wrote to the ‘Prince’ in a statement. “I’m hoping to complement that broader perspective by working with an organization that engages with communities on a local scale.” Audrey Spensley is a history concentrator from Avon Lake, Ohio, pursuing certificates in Spanish and American studies. In the summer of 2018, she interned as a Guggenheim Fellow in Criminal Justice at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and EmIN TOWN

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Dinky forecasted to return by June 30

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Four percent of 2017 and 2018 Wilson School graduate classes listed public sector work as their career destination.

Wilson school graduates don’t go into public service By Rebecca Han Contributor

Despite having received significant funding earmarked for the pursuit of public service, the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs continues to produce few undergraduate alumni who pursue public service after graduation. Of the 2017 and 2018 Wilson School undergraduate classes, only four percent of each class listed public sector work as their

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career destination, according to the WWS 2017-18 Annual Report and WWS 2016-17 Annual Report. For the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2015, 10 percent and 11 percent, respectively, listed their career destinations as “public or nonprofit employment,” according to the WWS 2015-16 and WWS 2014-15 Annual Reports. Some of the reasons students and professors gave for disinterest in federal jobs among the undergraduates included lower financial compensation compared See WOODY WOO page 3

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ployment Services. As a Liman fellow, Spensley will be working in the Consumer Advocacy and Response Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. “I’m really excited to learn from the staff and to help Massachusetts residents who are really struggling with the consequences of consumer fraud,” Spensley said. “I’m hoping to go to law school and to work towards criminal justice reform, so I’m hoping to familiarize myself with this work this summer.” Spensley is a former news editor at the ‘Prince.’ Eisenhour hails from Alexandria, Va., and is a sophomore concentrator in African American studies with a cer-

The Dinky train service from campus to Princeton Junction station is set to return by the end of the second quarter, according to New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. Gutierrez-Scaccetti made the announcement at a meeting of local representatives and town residents at the Dinky Station on Tuesday, Feb. 19. GutierrezScaccetti spent the majority of the meeting with Executive Director of NJ Transit Kevin Corbett fielding questions from town residents. Gutierrez-Scaccetti emphasized multiple times that NJ Transit had no exact date for when the Dinky would return between now and June 30. “If you press me on a date, I’m not going to give that to you because I’m not comfortable yet,” said Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “I know you’ve been bearing with us since September.” Corbett and Gutierrez-Scaccetti attempted to reassure the town residents that the Dinky was not gone forever. “There’s no sinister plot here to not restore the service,” Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. However, the most vocal of the town members in at-

tendance did not express feelings of reassurance. One town member at the meeting said that if the Dinky did not return by next fall, there would be “hell to pay.” According to the Mayor of Princeton, Liz Lempert, the town has plans to shut down Alexander Road in the fall to replace two bridges. That closure would lengthen bus commutes to Princeton Junction significantly. “It would be so disastrous if it weren’t brought back before June,” said Lempert. “To think that you would have a bus service that could even get you during rush hour to meet a train is non-realistic.” Since October, the Dinky service has been replaced by buses from campus to Princeton Junction. Those buses have caused a number of commuters to miss their train connections. Corbett and Gutierrez-Scaccetti said that the main factor delaying the Dinky’s return was a shortage of engineers. “People have retired since the end of September. We have no one to replace them with,” said Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “I wish I could go to California and bring a bunch of engineers and have them run the New Jersey Transit system, but … See DINKY page 3

Today on Campus 6:30 p.m.: God and Man in Tehran, a book talk and conversation with Hossein Kamaly, Fellow at the Middle East Institute, Columbia University. 104 Dodge Hall

By Roberto Hasbun Staff Writer

Sherri Brucks works at Frist Campus Center and interacts with University students during “late meal” every day as part of her job. In spring 2018, Jonathan Haynes ’20 nominated Brucks for doing more than her job — for him, she was a “Hidden Chaplain.” The Hidden Chaplains Initiative was launched in the fall of 2017, allowing students to recognize a member of the University community who serves as an unofficial “chaplain” for them in any number of ways. Both the chaplain and the student who nominated them are invited to a dinner, where the Hidden Chaplain is recognized. Last year, the dinner was held on May 3, 2018, in the the Julis Romo Rabinowitz building. Brucks recalls Kyle Berlin ’18 giving a moving speech at the dinner. “There was not a dry eye,” Brucks said. “His speech was very touching, there was love in the room. Everybody was so happy, See CHAPLAINS page 4

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Five undergraduate students have been selected as 2019 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law by the University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), according to an email statement to The Daily Princetonian from LAPA Office Manager Jennifer Bolton on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Liman fellows receive $4,000 stipends for eight- to 10-week summer internships, involving public interest lawrelated work, according to the fellowship’s website. The internship may involve clientoriented work, direct-service casework, or cause-oriented advocacy. The fellowship is made possible by a donation from the Liman Foundation under direction of University alumna Emily Liman ’85. This year, the fellows named include three juniors, Kat Powell ’20, Peter Schmidt ’20, and Audrey Spensley ’20, as well as two sophomores, Amanda Eisenhour ’21 and Leila Ullmann ’21. Powell is an African American studies concentrator and hails from Chicago, Ill. Her academic interests include the social, cultural, and political paths to liberation available to Black women in the Diaspora, according to LAPA’s press release. “I’m looking to work with incarcerated women and/or survivors of domestic violence in their children,” Powell wrote in an email to the ‘Prince.’ “It’ll be a chance to explore my interest in law and how it can be used to, even in

tificate in Latin American studies. Her academic interests focus on the relationship between race and state violence across the United States and Latin America, according to the LAPA press release. In the summer of 2018, Eisenhour interned in Mexico City with the non-profit GENDES, which works toward anti-carceral gender-based violence prevention. On campus, she serves as the co-president of Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) and rebuilt the Ban the Box campaign at the University, which strives to eliminate employment and higher education opportunity discrimination against formerly incarcerated citizens. Lastly, Ullmann is a sophomore from San Jose, Calif. The LAPA press release explains she intends to enter either the history or politics department, pursuing a certificate in African American studies and possibly dance. Currently, Ullmann works as a legal assistant to a local public defender, leads SPEAR’s campaign voting rights initiative (alongside Eisenhour), and volunteers as a tutor in a local prison with Petey Greene. Previously, Ullmann has served as a legal intern with UnCommon Law, an NGO that fights for those sentenced to life sentences in California. She has also conducted research on pregnancy in her county jail system and served as a public policy intern for Planned Parenthood. Eisenhour and Ullmann did not immediately respond to request for comment from the ‘Prince.’

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to private sector jobs, difficulty accessing government jobs without connections, and the lack of prestige of certain government positions. In 2008, the University settled with the Robertson family over accusations of misusing funds from a 1961 endowment. The funds were granted for use in preparing Wilson School graduate students for government careers. But Robertsons’ descendants argue that the funds have actually been used to prepare students for a more expansive set of careers. Around the time of the trial, the University reported that from 1973 to 2005, 22 percent of graduate alumni of the Wilson School worked in the U.S. federal government after graduation, according to the Wall Street Journal. Indeed, the proportion of graduate alumni who go into public service after graduation is higher than that of undergraduate alumni, and the percentage of Wilson School graduate alumni who took jobs in the public sector upon graduation increased after the Robertson case. Among Class of 2018 graduate students whose postgraduate plans are finalized, 30 percent plan on entering the public sector. This reflects the 63 percent of Master of Public Policy (MPP) graduates and 27 percent of Master of Public Administration graduates who entered the public sector, according to the 2017-18 Annual Report. For many Wilson School undergraduate concentrators, the low statistics are not surprising. “A lot of the culture on campus leads students to end up going into the private sector,” said Wilson School concentrator Juston Forte ’20. Forte explained that the private sector is more glorified than the public sector because private sector jobs are seen as more competitive. Prior to enrolling at the University, Forte did not consider entering consulting or finance, which are popular industries amongst University students. However, after he witnessed several of his peers line up consulting interviews, he felt “a slight pressure” to enter the field. Forte mentioned programs within the Wilson Schol that offer internship opportunities such as Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) but said that the process to find jobs is decentralized. “You have to take your own initiative,” he said. “Since there’s not dialogue about [job opportunities] on campus, it’s much more difficult to keep up with the application process.” Others cited the financial al-

lure of private sector work. For Wilson School concentrator Frishta Abdul Wali ’19, finances play a heavy role in the decision of where to work. She added that prospective federal applicants with few connections would face difficulties getting hired. “I’m the one who’s kind of supposed to stand on my own feet and pick up my family,” she said. Abdul Wali said that Wilson School concentrators are “trained to be versatile in whatever field you want to go work for.” “Maybe they can create a track that actually guides you towards public service,” she said. However, Ricky Gill ’09, Wilson School undergraduate alumnus and current Special Assistant at the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO), said that the Wilson School’s “unique crossdisciplinary program” was the main reason he chose to attend the University. He believed the program would allow him to enter public service. “I’ve always felt public service was a noble calling,” he said. In his current position managing the construction of embassies, Gill reports directly to OBO’s director on real estate and capital projects overseas. The office works to place U.S. personnel abroad in safe and secure facilities. In his University experience, he recalled many of his peers choosing graduate school or private sector work after graduation. “The on-campus recruiting by private sector entities compared pretty favorably,” Gill said. “They were a robust presence on campus.” In addition to accessible oncampus recruiting, Gill believed that financial considerations and Princeton’s proximity to New York were deciding factors for many undergraduates. “I have umpteen friends who ended up in New York, and a lot of those jobs were finance-related, consulting-related, and so there was also that sort of peer momentum, if you will, towards New York,” he said. Jennifer Jennings ’00, a University sociology and public affairs professor who majored in the Wilson School, said the problem of young people not working in government spans several decades, recalling the “sellout discourse” of her undergraduate days. Those issues, she said, should and can be addressed. She advocated for programs such as SINSI, which offers undergraduate internships and graduate fellowships in the federal government, and Service Focus, an undergraduate program that places students in service-related courses and internships. Jennings herself is a faculty mentor with Service Focus and

leads an education cohort looking at lead exposure in schools. She said that these programs are excellent resources in building a pathway to public service that sometimes isn’t very clear. “It’s a problem that we’re going to keep chipping away at,” she said. “I’ve had conversations with many faculty across many departments about what we can be doing better as faculty to support students who want to take this path.” Jennings said six-digit bank salaries are particularly coercive, especially considering the variety of backgrounds that students come from. Though the postgraduate data indicated low matriculation into government jobs, Executive Director of Career Services Kimberly Betz emphasized that career paths are “long and winding,” and many people do not remain in the same jobs they took when they graduated. “What we hope to do more when working with students is to provide them the education, background, and resources that they’re going to be needing throughout their careers as they change and grow,” she said. Betz also said that many students who plan to go into government work, especially those who wish to work as judges, first attend graduate school. Public service, she added, is not confined to strictly government work and can entail “non-profit organizations and other areas.” For SINSI co-director Rick Barton, it’s always necessary to make the many opportunities available in public service clear to people. Otherwise job prospects in public service can be somewhat unclear. Barton also sees significant barriers to entry in government itself, including the way in which hiring decisions are made. “Instead of leadership making difficult choices about what programs to keep and which ones to shrink, they often impose arbitrary management decisions like hiring freezes,” Barton said. The result of these decisions, he argued, is an aging workforce with a lack of new talent. “A second problem is that many of these jobs now need security clearances,” he added. “By nature they favor people who have had security clearances before. So that’s unintended discrimination against younger people.” Nevertheless, he said students should also broaden the way they think about opportunities within government. He encouraged students to get started in local, county, and state governments, which can be great centers of innovation. “Pursue programs like SINSI ... because we need you ...These are tough, tough jobs that make a difference,” he said.

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it takes a good 12 months on our tracks to understand our system.” According to Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ Transit plans to graduate 43 new engineers by the end of the year. “Even though it doesn’t sound like that much, the difference of 20 engineers has a multiplier effect,” said Corbett. “It does make a big difference.” The reason NJ Transit initially gave for the Dinky’s suspension was to install Positive Train Control. According to Lempert, those changes were completed in December. “We all thought the services would be restored sometime in January … that deadline came and went, and now we’re into the second quarter,” Lempert said. “It’s hard to 100 percent believe what we’re being told.” Corbett and Gutierrez-Scaccetti said they were attempting

to make up for past mistakes. They said their focus would be on meeting deadlines and improving communication between NJ Transit and their commuters. “We had a slow start in terms of making sure we were out there communicating as we should,” said Gutierrez-Scaccetti. “We were properly admonished by the governor who was very disappointed in us for not doing a better job.” Nonetheless, both Corbett and Gutierrez-Scaccetti said they were “moving in the right” direction with communication, focusing on transparency. Lempert said that she and other legislators would continue to be in dialogue with NJ Transit. She also acknowledged how important the Dinky was for both town members and students. “It’s part of what makes Princeton the place that it is. It connects us to the outer world,” Lempert said. “We just want it fixed.”

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it was wonderful. Talking to my coworkers, it was an honor for us to be nominated by students for this.” Associate Dean of Religious Life Matt Weiner became inspired to start the initiative while having lunch with Berlin one day at the Whitman College dining hall. Weiner noticed how the the card swiper, Catalina, greeted everyone by name with a smile. Berlin agreed, as he had known Catalina since his first year on campus, and said that people like Catalina play a vital role on campus. “There are all of these official titles of positions, but at the end of the day, the most important human work is being done by workers who are largely not recognized,” Berlin said. “There are important material things the University can and should do to improve the lot of workers here, though this project attended to what we might call the spiritual side of things.” Part of the project was to “investigate” what a Hidden Chaplain is, inviting different reflections and definitions from across campus. Berlin explained that one definition of a Hidden Chaplain could be “someone who is committed to being engaged, compassionately and actively with other people … listening to them and supporting them in small or large ways.” “It is not an official position,” Berlin added. “It’s an attitude and a perspective.” Whitman Residential College Adviser (RCA) Renee Louis ’19 echoed Berlin’s sentiments, noting that Hidden Chaplains fulfill far more than the responsibilities for which they are officially employed. “A Hidden Chaplain, to me, is someone who takes intentional and deliberate time and effort on a regular basis to make someone else’s day better even when it is not an explicit or expected part of their job,” Louis said. “They are a consistent and positive presence in my life, even if it is usually very subtle or in the background.” After their lunch, both Weiner and Berlin felt that people should be recognized for their remarkable impact. They thought about a way to bring the campus community closer and acknowledge University workers who have gone out of their way to make a difference. “Everyone focuses on excellence, but how do we recognize friendliness and compassion?” Weiner said. “This is an opportunity to reflect and think about what it means to be compassion-

ate.” The initiative involves students nominating members of the University community who influence their daily lives. Last spring, most of the people nominated were University workers. Weiner established an informal committee of students who collected the nominations of the Hidden Chaplains and helped organize a recognition event. Louis decided to be part of this committee. According to Louis, some of her closest companions on campus are Dining or Facilities workers. “These people have completely shaped my own Princeton life on a day-to-day basis, and so to make a concerted but unofficial effort from students to celebrate that was so compelling to me,” Louis said. Emma Coley ’20, another member of the committee last spring, nominated Stephanie Lewandowski, the program manager for humanistic studies. “[Lewandowski] gives you her attention, usually along with a joke, and she seems to recognize that those small interactions have a way of building up and becoming a real relationship or friendship,” Coley said. “She is a source and model of community for so many HUM sequence students.” Valeria Sykes, a dining hall worker, recalled her own experience with the initiative fondly. “The dinner was very thoughtful,” she said. “It was thoughtful of the students themselves to think that much of the workers to actually nominate them for something like this.” Jessica Dagci, a Marquand Library employee, expressed her appreciation for the dinner. “I myself am an atheist, and so I didn’t quite know what to make of what the environment would be like,” Dagci said. “But when I went, it was so warm and it made me so proud that I had a positive effect on a student, and how very inclusive it was. The dinner was really welcoming, everyone was so incredibly peaceful, honest, and happy.” Weiner expressed optimism for this year’s initiative. “The program went well last year. All of the Hidden Chaplains came with their families,” Weiner said. “We want to do it again as there is a lot of enthusiasm and excitement.” If a student would like to nominate an individual on campus to be a 2019 Hidden Chaplain, they should email their nomination and explanation to HIDDENCHAPLAINS@princeton.edu.

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vice of Free Speech,” an open letter also published in today’s paper. Their statement calls on the Philippines to end its wrongful persecution of Ressa. Furthermore, we recognize how fortunate we are to be journalists at Princeton. Whether we write for the ‘Prince’ or another campus publication, we can report without fear of reprisal. Today, that right is in question for thousands of journalists, both in the Philippines and beyond. These signatures testify to our unwavering belief in the right to free expression, and we stand in support with Ressa. The Daily Princetonian Editorial Board

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ast week, the Philippine government arrested prominent journalist Maria Ressa ’86, who has in recent years repeatedly investigated President Duterte’s oppressive regime. For her courageous work as a journalist, she now faces persecution under a thinly veiled charge of “cyber-libel.”

Ressa has endured statesanctioned intimidation before. As founder of the prominent online news platform Rappler, she has uncovered corruption, drug trafficking, and other illicit activity within the Philippine government. In recognition of her relentless courage, Time Magazine named Ressa one its “Persons of the Year” of 2018, describing her as one of “The Guardians” in “The War on Truth.” As Ressa’s own government violates her human right to free speech, we believe that journalists everywhere must express their solidarity. We

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ne of our favorite questions to ask little children is one I find a little strange: What do you want to be when you grow up? We ask the question sometimes seriously and sometimes in a joking manner, but the result is the same — at such a tender age that child begins to feel the pressure of knowing what it is they want to do. This pressure to find your “thing” only grows along with these students. By high school it is expected that students have a clear idea of not only their passion but also of what they want to spend the rest of their lives doing.

Passion is such a catch-all word, meant to encompass something great and powerful, used to describe stand-out students or as general life and career advice. Our culture, in particular, places so much importance on the idea of passionate work. It has become a staple of American lore: we love the idea of the hardworking entrepreneur coming up from noth-

ing, following her passion to success. Hard work and skill are two celebrated qualities that embody the ideal American worker. But passion is the trait that makes the stars of America stand out — passion, and courage to follow that passion into the unknown, is vital to success. There is something to be admired in following your passion so deeply, leaping over the edge of a cliff headfirst, not knowing if it’s safe on the other side. But the idea that everyone has everything figured out is a dangerous one. Not everyone has discovered their passions. Some might be looking down that cliff, contemplating the jump, while others may not even see a hill in sight. That’s something especially important to remember at a school like Princeton, where it can seem like everyone has everything going for them — where everyone has their passions figured out. College is supposed to be a place where students have the freedom to figure out what they want to do, where they can try new things and allow themselves to fail, pick themselves up again, and go right back to work.

I came to Princeton not yet sure that I had really found what I wanted to do. Like most students here, I had a “thing” in high school, something I enjoyed doing and found purpose in — I was the president of my high school robotics team. But I wasn’t so sure that it was what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. I thought I would have more opportunities as I entered college, a whole new realm where I could tackle new challenges in the spirit of curiosity and adventure. Instead I found a student body so hyper-focused on the future that I felt out of place admitting I didn’t know what I was doing. Caught in a current of expectations, I continued along with engineering and went through prerequisites, faking my passion and convincing myself that I knew what I wanted to do. I felt inauthentic; constantly pretending I had it together and that I knew exactly what I was doing. I was simply going through the motions of my courses, not allowing myself to explore anything other than what I was doing. It all changed the summer between my first and sophomore years. Removed from the

student body and the pressures of the academic year, spending hours of the day in a lab doing research, I had time to reflect on the fact that my behavior was both unsustainable and a betrayal of the lofty ideas I came to Princeton believing in. I put together a plan for the coming year, listing things I was interested and corresponding majors and classes. When the year rolled around, I decided to take a few classes that were wholly unrelated to the fields I was interested — I simply wanted to try something new. I took a moral philosophy class just because I found the descriptions interesting, and it ended up being one of my favorite classes here so far. I don’t yet know if I’ve found my “passion.” But I’m interested in and enjoying what I do, allowing for variety in both my routine and the subjects I am exploring. I’m excited about every coming day, because I am doing things that genuinely interest me. To be completely honest, I don’t know if I’ll ever find my passion — but the thought doesn’t bother me anymore. Anika Yardi is a sophomore from Gaithersburg, Md. She can be reached at ayardi@princeton.edu.

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Wrestling rebounds from disappointing weekend with dominant win over Penn By Josephine de La Bruyere Assistant Sports Editor

In Philadelphia on Saturday, Princeton wrestling (8–6 overall, 4–1 Ivy) claimed the title of Ivy League runners-up and clinched its first four-match win streak over the University of Pennsylvania (5–8, 2–3) since 1988. Last weekend, Princeton suffered an overwhelming loss to Cornell and an unexpectedly narrow victory against Columbia. Heading into this matchup, the wrestlers were determined to prove themselves. “We wanted to make a statement,” said first-year Patrick Glory. “We knew we were a lot better than Penn — it was just about focusing, executing, and wrestling to our full potential.” Junior captain Matthew Kolodzik called the team’s attitude “really positive, really workmanlike.” To his mind, “everyone knew he had a job to do; everyone was confident he could get it done.” Workmanlike indeed — with stunning efficacy, the Tigers worked their way through the Quakers’ roster, walking away from the day with a dominant 28–6 victory. No. 10 Glory opened Saturday’s meet in his usual fashion: with an impressive 10–3 win over Penn’s Carmen Ferrante. The score was just 3–1 for Glory at the beginning of the third period; he scored all of his last seven points in the final, thrilling minute of the face-off. The following matchup proved less dramatic. Soph-

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omore Jonathan Gomez fell 1–0 to Penn’s 133-pounder Doug Zapf. But first-year Marshall Keller got the Tigers back on track in the 141-pound division, posting a 6–4 decision. Keller set the tone for the next face-off, the most anticipated individual match of the meet: No. 2 Kolodzik against Penn’s No. 13, firstyear Anthony Artalona. Kolodzik, a two-time AllAmerican, two-time EIWA champion, and favorite for this year’s NCAA championship title, entered the weekend with a 16–1 record and six wins over nationally ranked rivals. Artalona, one of last year’s most highly touted recruits, was on a six-match win streak. Just over a minute into

the first period, Kolodzik scored a nimble takedown off a restart. But Artalona was not to be deterred; with escapes late in the first and early in the second period, he evened the score to 2–2. With 1:03 left in the second, a dramatic single-leg takedown of Kolodzik earned Penn’s wrestler a two-point advantage. It took Kolodzik all of three seconds to score a reversal, tying the score at 4–4. Artalona earned an escape; Kolodzik did, too. Twenty-five seconds remained in regulation time. The score stood at 5–5. The crowd got to its feet, and Princeton’s wrestlers looked on in worry. But to Kolodzik, it was just another day at the of-

fice. “I didn’t want the match to go into overtime,” he said. “So I knew I wasn’t going to let it go into overtime. With 22 seconds left, he scored a takedown. The match ended 7–5; Artalona’s win streak came to an end. Next up on the mat was first-year Quincy Monday. His 10–5 decision over Penn’s Joe Oliva advanced him to a perfect 7–0 record in the Ivy League. “We’re really proud of Quincy,” said Kolodzik. “He’s an athlete. That kid really knows how to wrestle. He’s focused and I think he’s going to do really well in the postseason.” Junior Leonard Merkin earned a 2–1 decision. Firstyear Travis Stefanik and

junior Kevin Parker both scored major decisions against their opponents. And then it was time for another Princeton standout: No. 3 sophomore captain Pat Brucki. He won by technical fall, posting a dominant 17–2 victory against Penn’s Greg Bensley. “Brucki really leads by example,” said Glory. “Coming off his loss against Cornell last week, he didn’t sulk or dwell on it. He came back really strong. No matter what happens, no matter how much adversity he faces, he’ll go out there and wrestle seven minutes hard. He sets a great example for the freshmen and for the whole team to see.” In all, Princeton left the dual with only two losses. Consequently, the wrestlers’ believed they had mounted a performance to be proud of. “We wrestled really well,” said Glory. “We definitely dominated in a way that we didn’t against Cornell and Columbia. It was great to really come out strong.” This Friday, the Tigers will return to Philadelphia for their last dual meet of the season, against Drexel University (4–9). The Dragons are on a five-game losing streak, but by no means will Princeton’s wrestlers let their guard down. “We learned the hard way what happens when you take an opponent too lightly,” said Kolodzik. “We’re ready to go get it done this weekend. Everybody just wants to absolutely do their best and head into postseason feeling confident.”

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