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In Opinion Lauren Davis advocates teaching emotional education, and Jiyoon Kim discusses the Winter Olympics and national pride. PAGE 4

Today on Campus 6:00 p.m.: Craig Steven Wilder, author of novel “Ebony and Ivy” will speak about the relation between America’s racial history and American universities, reflecting on the University’s role in black history. Carl A. Fields Center MPR 104.

The Archives

Feb. 25, 1936 Time magazine hosts a quiz to test University undergraduates’ understanding on contemporary events. Questions were on significant events covered in the magazine, and the winners were awarded with cash.

News & Notes Trishka Cecil appointed town attorney, effective March 1

town attorney Edwin Schmierer will step down from his position after a town council meeting on Monday, according to the Princeton Packet. Schmierer served as the municipal attorney for more than 30 years and has represented both the former borough and the former township of Princeton before the two merged. Some of the most recent cases he worked on during his term include the consolidation of the township and the borough and mediating the conflict of interest between Mayor Liz Lempert and the University. The town council met at 7 p.m. on Monday to vote to appoint Trishka Cecil, a member of Schmierer’s firm, as Schmierer’s successor, effective March 1. The town received five proposals and interviewed representatives of three law firms before the vote.


Vaccine not cause of condition staff writer

The University has investigated at least one serious medical case as a potential adverse reaction to the meningitis vaccine, although a link was deemed unlikely in that case. An undergraduate student was sent to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro less than 24 hours after receiving the vaccine with a condition of rhabdomyolysis, an acute breakdown of muscle tissue that causes muscle fiber and protein to be transferred into the bloodstream, risking severe kidney damage. Although the vaccine may have had a temporal correlation with the student getting rhabdomyolysis, specialists at University Health Services and the UMCPP said they do not believe the vaccine directly caused the condition. There has been no past correlation between rhabdomyolysis and the meningitis vaccine in Europe and Australia, where the vaccine was approved for use. See MENINGITIS page 2


Lauren-Brooke Eisen spoke about reforming prison funding. She is Counsel at NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice.


Terrace takes 13 in second-round sign-in By Chitra Marti staff writer

Terrace Club accepted 13 new members during second-round sign-ins, club president Christopher St John ’15 wrote in a statement. While Terrace took members in the second round of sign-ins, it did not offer membership to everyone who listed it as a second-round choice, The Daily Princetonian independently confirmed. The club offered membership to at least 12 new sophomore members, according to a review of membership lists obtained by the

‘Prince.’ Terrace accepted 130 students in the first round. In total, Terrace took at least 143 new members this year, a number lower than the 176 new members who signed up last spring. Despite the club’s popularity, St John said earlier this month that Terrace would still be open for second round sign-ins after the first round of sign-ins. He could not be reached for comment after the second round of sign-ins closed, despite multiple attempts, to confirm how many new members had been accepted in the second round.

St John declined to be interviewed for this article. A student, who was granted anonymity to freely discuss the situation, said that he was not admitted to Terrace during the second round. He said he was denied admission into Cap & Gown Club and marked Terrace as a second choice from the beginning. “There wasn’t too much transparency around the process. I thought putting Terrace as my second would automatically put me on the priority list,” the student said. But Akash Jain ’16, who also unsuccessfully bickered a club and marked

Terrace as his second choice, did get into the club. “I didn’t think I had a big chance, but my roommates were both in Terrace and they insisted I put it down,” Jain said of signing in to the club. “You kind of pre-commit to it.” Jain added it was likely that he got in by marking it as his backup at the beginning of Bicker. Quentin Dumont ‘16, who was one of the 13 second-round sign-in members, said he found the second-round sign-in process to be straightforward and simple. See CLUB page 3



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Christie’s approval rating slides following Bridgegate

new jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval among the residents of the state has dropped 15 points since the Bridgegate Scandal, according to Monday’s Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll. Christie is also an ex officio member of the University’s Board of Trustees. The poll shows that 61 percent of the residents who have been following the Bridgegate story believe that the governor is not being completely honest about denying any knowledge about the incident, and 50 percent think that the governor was personally involved in the scandal. The governor’s personal rating has also dropped significantly from 70 percent of respondents being in favor of Christie last year to 44 percent saying they are in favor of him this year. Since the scandal, Christie has kept a low profile. During the National Governors Association winter meeting last week, Christie has been avoiding the press, and he returned home early, missing the annual dinner at the White House and a meeting with President Barack Obama.


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HUM sees spring enrollment drop By Joseph Sheehan staff writer

Only 24 students enrolled in the second-semester component of the Humanities Sequence — listed as HUM 216-219 — compared with 47 students who were enrolled in the class for the fall semester. The Humanities Sequence is a twosemester, double-credit course, advertised as an intense engagement with the Western canon. Although this is the biggest drop in second-semester enrollment in at least the past five years, drops in second-semester enrollment are typical for the HUM sequence. A fall enrollment of 44 students narrowed to a spring enrollment of 33 students two years ago, and a fall enrollment of 43 students narrowed to a spring enrollment of 26 students four years ago. Professor Jonathan Thakkar, the HUM sequence coordinator for the 2013-14 academic year, See ENROLLMENT page 1


Printers, Blackboard Emanuel speaks on health care efficiency temporarily down Anna Windemuth staff writer

By Do-Hyeong Myeong staff writer

An unexpected outage affected the campus student network, including Internet access and printing services, on Monday at 9:15 a.m., according to a recorded status message by the University’s Office of Information Technology support and operation center. The OIT system was temporarily down, a variety of network services were interrupted temporarily and printers in clusters were disconnected from the network. OIT did not post an official alert on its website. However, the office tweeted at 9:32 a.m. on Monday that there had been a network outage and that administrators were working to restore service. The cause of the problem is assumed to be a power failure in an OIT facility, according to an email sent to the Department of Neuroscience at 10:16 a.m. on Monday. See OUTAGE page 2

Traditional health insurance companies will be replaced with Accountable Care Organizations by 2025, Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania said to a packed lecture hall on Monday. Accountable care organizations, groups of doctors and hospitals that tie reimbursements to the quality of care, are beginning to assume both the clinical and financial risks for Medicaid patients, Emanuel said. This development is cutting out health care companies and profiting middlemen, who exclude certain patients and impose administrative barriers, he explained. Total spending on health care in the United States exceeds spending within the entire French economy, reflecting both steadily rising prices and overall inefficiency, Emanuel said. He noted that even though prices are going up,

demand in the health industry continues to be for very low prices, and demand for high-quality hospitals lags further behind. “If that doesn’t make a CEO of a hospital nervous and an insomniac, I’m not sure what I can do,” Emanuel said. The Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama in 2010, provides effective cost-control measures for medical insurance, simplifies claim processing and improves overall quality by implementing penalties and controls, Emanuel said. He also added that he predicts the system will integrate the use of insurance vouchers for employees so they can shop for the best deals online. “It needs to behave like it’s running a business, not like it’s running a program,” he said of the United States government. However, he said there is no chance of the United States adopting a single-payer program. “I just don’t see health care for all,” he said, adding that it was “just not an American value.”

He said he predicts that a number of hospitals will have to close following a more efficient restructuring of the health care system. When asked about job loss concerns, Emanuel explained that jobs would be shifted and redeployed in different capacities, not eliminated. “Hospitals are a grossly inefficient way of providing jobs,” he said. “We don’t need 5,000 hospitals.” ACOs compete aggressively to provide care at lower prices and offer referrals to highly ranked centers for serious diseases like cancer, he said. “They have to figure out how to deliver more efficient aid in a coordinated way,” he said of ACOs. “The one thing they lack to be listed on the [health care exchange market] is the financial risk management of insurance companies. But that can be bought.” As a result, insurance companies will have to either move into risk management or transform into integrated deSee HEALTH page 2

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livery systems by merging with a provider, Emanuel explained. “I do believe that the health insurance companies that we all love to hate are going away,” he said. “I think this is the wave of the future.” Although he acknowledged that there would be “growing pains,” Emanuel said most Americans will be better off after the system changes. Emanuel also discussed the future of academic medical centers, which he said are in peril because research and training do not bring in revenue and are subject to major budget cuts. Although patient care is their main form of income, they often overcharge consumers and could not compete with accountable care organizations unless they adapted, he said. “The dirty little secret is that most of what they do is commodity care,” he said of university clinics, noting the triple cost of a

colonoscopy at NYU medical center as compared to a community hospital. Emanuel recommended that academic institutions implement “lean production practices,” which operate on five efficiency principles, to prevent their dissipation. These principles promote the use of the entire work force, decrease errors and miscommunications and increase efficiency while spurring constant improvement, he said. He cited the University of Denver as an example, noting that it saved $159 million over six years and increased its clinical productivity by 20 percent without laying off any employees after implementing the production practices. Another productive solution for medical schools, Emanuel said, is to transform the medical education system, which has not undergone significant reform since 1910. The current system puts little emphasis on health systems or policy and provides almost no clinical training out-

side of the hospital. The current system does not address issues of team work and integration, he added. “[Students] are not prepared for the future,” Emanuel said, adding that “they can barely talk with a patient.” He said that medical schools could solve this problem by shortening residencies and fellowships from four to three years and providing more practical experiences beyond the hospital. Ezekiel Emanuel is a bioethicist and fellow at the Hastings Center, a nonprofit bioethics research institute. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 2011, and holds a joint appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School. Emanuel based his lecture on two of the “megatrends” outlined in his new book “Reinventing American Healthcare.” Emanuel’s lecture, “Megatrends in Healthcare,” took place in Dodds Auditorium in Robertson Hall at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Dr. Peter Johnsen, director of medical services at UHS, said that two specialists who observed the case both determined that the student’s illness was not related to the meningitis vaccine. “We posed that question to specialists in the hospital and another specialist, and in both cases, they felt that it was not likely to be related,” Johnsen said. “We did some brief look at the literature to see if there was anything in the literature to suggest if there was a relationship, and we didn’t find anything there that suggested that there would be a relationship.” University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said that a small number of students were seen after receiving the vaccine, although the adverse symptoms reported fell within the expected range. Mbugua has said similar statements in the past when asked about adverse reactions. The student, who was granted anonymity to freely discuss the situation, said he had received the vaccine on the evening of Feb. 18, and subsequently

went to the gym to fight off the “meng arm,” the condition of the sore arm that results from receiving the vaccine. A nurse had told the student that doing exercise after receiving the vaccine was a good idea. “[The workout] wasn’t all that intense or strenuous. I definitely did those before with no problems whatsoever,” the student said. “I felt fine during the workout, and the next morning, I woke up feverish and I was just sore all over my upper body.” The student underwent blood tests and was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 20, after the doctors noticed significant creatine phosphokinase levels in the blood samples, which suggested that broken-down muscular tissue had entered his bloodstream. Rhabdomyolysis is usually diagnosed on the basis of creatine phosphokinase levels in the bloodstream. The student received immediate IV treatment to lower the levels and was hospitalized for four days. “They looked through all the cases in Europe and where they have the drug, and said there is no connection between rhabdomyolysis and this vaccine, so it was a little strange for

that matter,” the student said. “But one doctor said that the fact that you got this the day after you got the vaccine can’t be unrelated. It’s a strong correlation but it doesn’t necessarily prove causation.” Doctors, unable to provide a clear answer for why the student got rhabdomyolysis, labeled the student’s case as an “idiosyncratic diagnosis,” he said. A UMCPP physician noted that a doctor specializing in infectious diseases did not feel the vaccine had anything to do with the student’s condition and that dehydration and exertion could sufficiently explain his situation, according to an email the student received upon coming back from the hospital. Vaccination policy dictates that hospitalization arising within 30 days of receiving a vaccine must be reported to regulatory agencies for review, Johnsen said. The student’s case will be reported for further investigation. The University is not liable in the event that problems associated with the vaccine arise since students signed an informed consent form upon receiving the vaccine.

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Dr. Zeke Emanuel discussed six megatrends that will shape American health care over the next decade and on.

Bradley Berman ’16 said he experienced difficulty printing around 10 a.m., although he did not know that it was a campus-wide problem. “I went to print something out from my computer, and then it said it cannot connect to the printer. So I went downstairs to the computer clusters to print it out again from the cluster computer,” Berman said. “When I logged in to the release station, the station computer said it’s not connecting to the network. I restarted the release station computer, but it still

gave the same error.” Berman also noted that he found out about half an hour later that the University’s Blackboard system was not working either, a problem several other students had reported. Grace Lin ’16 said that she tried multiple printers on campus but could not find a single printer working. “I was trying to print out a part of my problem set for my 11 a.m. class. I didn’t know about this OIT outage but I basically tried every printer in the science buildings, and then I went back to Wilson to print, but it wouldn’t work,” said Lin. Lin is a senior writer for the Street section of The Daily

Princetonian. The printers were reconnected to the network around 11:30 a.m., and the Blackboard system was accessible even before that. “These things happen, and there’s not much that can be done about them if they happen unexpectedly,” Berman said, noting that the incident was fixed quite quickly. “A lot of times printers go out in various areas, not networkwise but just specific printers, even in places like Frist, and they won’t be fixed for a couple of days.” OIT’s Associate Chief Information Officer and Director of Support Services Steven Sather did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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Dumont, an exchange student, tried to join Terrace first semester, but then-president Neal Donnelly ’14 told him it was full, he said. Although he was late to join during the first round this semester, he said he sent an email to St John and received a confirmation email soon after. He ex-

plained this easy process was really the reason he wanted to join Terrace. Although the first-round might have been more of a first-come, first-served system, the second round was more likely “open to bargaining,” Dumont said, noting he had sent multiple emails the previous semester asking to join Terrace. “I’m an exchange student. I don’t give a fuck about Bick-

er, to put it plainly,” Dumont said. “I like the idea that you can just show up and just sign-in and it’s a little more welcoming … provided you’ve got the financial backing behind you.” Dumont said he didn’t think Terrace would become a bicker club despite its growing popularity but rather that the selection process would become more random or based on networking.

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said the large drop in enrollment was no cause for concern. “We always lose a good number,” Thakkar said. “Anyone with a passing knowledge of statistics knows that there are fluctuations like this from year to year. It’s like taking one game from a seven game series. You just never do that.” Still, some students enrolled in the HUM sequence this fall have noted that the sequence was slightly different this year from previous years. This year there were three new writing seminars created specifically to complement the HUM sequence. Nabil Shaikh ’17, a student who was in the HUM sequence in the fall but did not enroll in the class this spring, said that students in the writing seminars “were disappointed about the false advertising that went into the HUM-affiliated writing sems.” Professor Kathleen Crown, executive director of the Council of the Humanities, which organizes the course, said she noted student dissatisfaction with the writing seminars. “[The seminars were] an experiment, trying to respond to student concerns,” Crown said. “But that seems to not have worked the way students expected, so next year we probably won’t offer that.” Furthermore, the professors teaching the course were different this year. Shaikh mentioned that many professors who had previously taught the course did not return this year.

“A lot of the professors who had taught in the past didn’t return this year, except for professors [Daniel] Heller-Roazen and [Nolan] McCarty, who are great.” Shaikh said. “And it’s not like the professors were bad this year, but whenever I tell an upperclassman that I left HUM, some people say, ‘Oh, maybe that’s because the professors weren’t as good, because last year we had a great batch of professors, and this year we have all these new people,’ ” Shaikh said. Crown said the Council of the Humanities remained dedicated to teaching the course with top-tier professors. “The course changes every year,” Crown said. “This year there were more Society of Fellows postdocs in the fall but not in the spring … that was a fluke. Our plan going forward is to continue to have Princeton’s most accomplished, senior faculty teaching in this course.” Last fall, over a third of the students in the HUM sequence rated the sequence as “excellent.” Most students who left the course this semester said they did so not because of the writing seminar or the professors, but simply due to the time commitment and scheduling stress that went along with HUM. Claire Ashmead ’17, a HUM sequence student who is continuing with the course this spring, explained that many of the students who left the course had scheduling concerns. “A lot of them would have liked to keep taking the course but the way that they ended up wanting to balance

their college experience didn’t let them continue with HUM,” Ashmead added. Thakkar said he thought that HUM was extremely difficult, but that the difficulty made the course more rewarding. “It’s certainly true that students struggle when they come in,” Thakkar said. “It’s true for all university courses, but it’s more true for HUM. But that’s why it’s such a beneficial course.” Twenty-four students are still taking HUM this semester, among them Ayesha Ahmed ’17, who said she feels like the students who have returned this spring are bringing a lot of focus to the table and continuing to make the class a great experience. Ahmed added that she never considered dropping the class. One thing the Council of Humanities could do better to promote the second semester, Crown said, is publicize the fact that the spring session is open to new students, and even sophomores. However, she added that she thought on the whole, the course has been a success. “Many students are very happy with the experience they have,” Crown said. “It’s not always the experience for everyone, but it’s a life-changing, transformative course on which students build.” All students interviewed said they were glad they had taken the course this fall. “I’m really glad that I took HUM,” Ashmead said. “It has required a lot of work on my part, more work than any other class, which nobody is going to help you out with, but it’s been very valuable to me.”

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Jiyoon Kim columnist


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dashed up two f lights of stairs to the Frist Campus Center television lounge after having endured the mandatory 15-minute post-meningitis vaccine waiting period. Yuna Kim was about to skate for the long program portion of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics figure skating competition, and I was desperate to watch. Twenty or so Korean American Student Association members already dominated the first two rows. They collectively gasped and reached for each other when Yuna stepped onto the ice. Even as I chuckled at their antics, my heart started to beat ever-so-slightly faster. Some may marvel at the intensity and persistence of Yuna Kim’s native fans. From an outsider’s point of view, it is hard to understand why many South Koreans regard Yuna Kim as so much more than just an astounding athlete. Nationally, Yuna Kim has transcended the title of national athlete and achieved unprecedented celebrity status. Lean, long-limbed and delicate, Yuna Kim is the physical ideal and has starred in countless campaigns and commercials. She has also surprised her fans with her lovely singing voice, showcasing a lesser-known talent. Having trained extensively in Toronto, Kim speaks decent English with only a slight accent — a feat admired by Koreans, who often view good English as a means of achieving success. Her English-speaking ability, her fame and her air of dignity and poise are thought to have played a crucial part in the election of Pyeongchang, South Korea as the next host city for the Winter Olympics. Even her somewhat icy disposition is perceived positively, adding to her title “Ice Queen.” Yuna Kim’s success was consistent and long-lasting. Since her senior career began in 2006, she has never once failed to reach the podium at any competition. Her comeback performances after her hiatuses — which were due to injuries and possible retirement — were always stellar. My father once said, “Kim Yuna does all the work, and Korea’s just taking a free ride on her success.” Indeed, it seemed as though South Korea’s Ice Queen never failed to deliver, regardless of the increasing pressure from and expectations of her country. Until her seemingly sudden emergence as a formidable figure skater, South Korea had not ever been represented so prominently and outstandingly in any sport. As a rising nation with a rapidly growing economy, South Korea was bolstered by a name they could proudly present to the major arena of world sports. So, the reaction of fans in South Korea — and here at Princeton — to Adelina Sotnikova’s upset victory last Thursday is understandable. Fellow Princeton Korean students groaned in protest and disappointment when they saw Kim’s scores: They were exceptional, but not enough to beat Sotnikova’s even more outstanding overall score. My Facebook feed — and the Internet — immediately blew up with angry statuses and accusations of rigging. Politics and controversy aside, I was somewhat disappointed by the reactions of my peers. I understand just as well as anyone the joyous satisfaction of a national athlete’s victory and the bitter disappointment of a loss. However, we are all aware of the dangers of jingoism and excessive nationalism that comes hand-in-hand with the Olympics. As Princeton students, we operate under the unofficial motto, “In the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” We would do well to remember that we have a responsibility to act as informed, reasonable global citizens, especially in a time when most of the world is engaged in an event as controversial and heated as the Olympic Games. We should encourage the world to dismiss the notion that a nation’s performance in the Olympics defines how great that nation is, instead of corroborating it ourselves. To enraged Princeton fans of Yuna Kim: I am certain that most spectators of figure skating will agree there has not been, and probably never will be, a skater like Yuna Kim. It may even be true that there have been competitions in which her victory was irrefutable. However, the act of judging a figure skating competition is inherently subjective. Kim’s performance on Thursday was deserving of the gold, but deserving is never a guarantee. Kim herself has said that what she wanted from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics was not a medal but an end to her figure skating career that would make her proud. She is eager to leave behind a successful career, to rest, and to start a new life. We may care about the difference between silver and gold, but I’ll venture to say that in the grand scheme of things, Yuna Kim doesn’t. Jiyoon Kim is a freshman from Tokyo, Japan. She can be reached at


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Patton’s error: The how, not the who Lauren Davis



ou, as well as I, have probably grown tired of hearing the same critiques of the matchmakerly advice given by Susan Patton ’77 — that she entrenches antifeminist ideas or is closed-mindedly elitist and gender normative. So, as a change of pace, rather than dealing with any of her points specifically, I’d like to offer a different argument: that, on the macro level, Patton is simply missing the point. In the question of marital satisfaction, she focuses entirely upon the who and not the how of life partnership. Patton’s discussion focuses on the end goal of nabbing a life partner, but not the skills — developing self-knowledge, the capacity to love and the communication skills — which lead to finding a healthy relationship that can flourish long after marriage vows have been made. Fulfilling relationships are not up to luck or fate or aggressively strategizing your romantic life while in college. Rather, they are based fundamentally on a love and knowledge of yourself, your strengths and vulnerabilities and your ability to communicate to and accept these things in another person. These are skills that must be learned, practiced and honed over a lifetime. I have no issue with the importance Patton places on finding a suitable life partner — of course, this is something that a statistical majority of us want, and it

will hugely impact the course of our lives and happiness. And she is right that we do not give it the attention it deserves, relative to other aspects of our lives. But Patton frames the issue of lifelong marital satisfaction as yet another hoop to jump through: a box to check off, like our next internship application or homework assignment. As much as we type A, high-achieving Princeton students don’t want to hear this, not everything can be accomplished through striving and working hard — except, perhaps when those intentions are turned inward, upon yourself. Instead of telling us to treat the search for a significant other like yet another item on our todo list, Patton should instead be encouraging introspection, the nourishment of our passions and the development of close friendships, romantic or not. These are the kinds of valuable pursuits that will form the foundation of the people we want to become — not a process of constantly looking outside ourselves and waiting for the universe to drop happiness and a husband — or wife — into our laps. Happiness must be cultivated from within, not captured from without. Perhaps better advice, for those of us interested, would be to take a class like “Marriage 101,” which has been offered by Northwestern University for the past 14 years. The class aims to help its students to “develop the skills necessary to build loving and lasting partnerships and marriages” by offering biology, psychology and sociology in its teaching of topics such as “Getting to Know Yourself,” “Sexual Intimacy,” “Managing

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Conflict and Fighting Fair” and “Common Problems of Marriage.” As I’ve written before, emotional education — learning the skills of self-awareness, emotional regulation, wisdom and communication — is something that is not at all incorporated into formal education, but should be. I’ve only recently had a chance to begin formally developing these skills after starting individual psychotherapy, but I could have easily learned many of the basics in a classroom setting. Alexandra Solomon, the head professor of Marriage 101 and licensed clinical family psychologist, said in The Atlantic that developmentally, college is when we are supposed to be grappling with and developing these kinds of emotional skills. “Students are thinking about who they are as people, how they love, who they love, and who they want as a partner,” Solomon said. If emotional education were incorporated into the college, or even high school curriculum, perhaps we would all be tending to our emotional wellbeing more actively than we do now — a solution that could likely please both Patton and her detractors. An awareness of what contentment entails for each of us, as unique individuals with different needs and talents, would encompass our capacity to make all kinds of decisions about our lives: friendships and careers, as well as significant others. It’s cheesy, but as the old adage goes, how can we know and love someone else if we don’t first know and love ourselves? Lauren Davis is a philosophy major from London, England. She can be reached at

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES president Richard W. Thaler, Jr. ’73 vice presidents John G. Horan ’74 Thomas E. Weber ’89 secretary Kathleen Kiely ’77 treasurer Michael E. Seger ’71 Craig Bloom ’88 Gregory L. Diskant ’70 Richard P. Dzina, Jr. ’85 William R. Elfers ’71 Zachary A. Goldfarb ’05 John G. Horan ’74 Rick Klein ’98 James T. MacGregor ’66 Betsy J. Minkin ’77 Alexia Quadrani Jerry Raymond ’73 Annalyn Swan ’73 Douglas Widmann ’90

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Activities? How about everything? Christian Wawrzonek



t’s no secret that Princeton students like to be involved. Admittedly, the number of student groups on campus is impressive given the size of the student body. There are 38 varsity sports, 35 club sports and over 350 student-led groups for a student body of just over 5,000. This demonstrates great commitment from such a dedicated and goal-oriented student body. At least, that’s what I thought. It’s hard to believe that students can be so involved because in reality, they are not. In reality, looking deeper into many of the groups on campus reveals that many are poorly organized and have no real value beyond resume building. I am not trying to pick on extracurricular activities. Many groups on campus, especially the performance groups, produce and do amazing things.

But if you love doing something, devoting time to it isn’t a chore. And for every legitimate group on campus, there are a handful of duds operating with little to no purpose other than to give students something to do. Have a great idea that would look impressive on a resume for medical school or that dream job you want? Great. Reserve a room in Frist, gather a handful of freshmen, meet once a week, and proceed to get absolutely nothing done. I’ve scouted my fair share of volunteer organizations only to find they are inefficiently run and little gets done. The members do the bare minimum of going to meetings, but the plans almost never come to fruition. Then again, who could expect anything more? It’s simply unreasonable to expect students to be able to devote a productive amount of time to five or six different organizations on top of academics. Luckily, you don’t have to be productive. There is little to no accountability for maintaining productivity. Unless you are seriously invested in the productivity of the group, what is your motivation for contributing?

This is not a job. There is no money at stake. There is nobody looking over your shoulder or checking up on your progress, and the result is apathy. I’m not entirely sure if outside accountability is even possible. That is the definition of volunteering: You contribute what you want to contribute. Ideally, you care enough about what you are doing to want to make a significant impact. In the real world, organizations that matter, the ones that truly make a difference, are huge endeavors that require the time, effort and perseverance of full-time jobs. No matter what you set out to do, commit yourself to it, or don’t bother doing it at all. Wendy Kopp ’89 did not start Teach for America as an afterthought, thinking it would land her a job at Goldman Sachs. She poured her life into a vision she believed would change the world. Unfortunately, like most things at the University, volunteer organizations have become a competition. But because there is no way to gauge your value to an organization, the motivation isn’t to make a real contribution. Instead,

it’s a game of participation. Devoting yourself to one cause that you personally support just isn’t enough. “You mean you’re only helping to teach kids in India how to read? But what about saving the African rainforests?” When you stretch your already limited time across as many things as you can think of, the actual value you offer to each individual group shrinks. At 3 a.m., when you find yourself split between a chemistry test the next day and a presentation on a project you care little about, what do you suppose is going to win in the end? I would love to see a change in the dynamic of student participation. If there is a cause that you feel passionate about and want to pursue, I fully support it. In fact, I encourage it. Given enough effort, you have the ability to change the world if you are truly passionate. Who knows? Maybe it will even get you into Harvard Medical School. Christian Wawrzonek is a sophomore from Pittsburgh, Pa. He can be reached at cjw5@princeton. edu.

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Monday february 24, 2014

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Junior winger Leahy contributes four points in upset win over No. 3 Cornell HOCKEY Continued from page 6


A determined and desperate Princeton side could not muster enough offensive possession in Cornell’s zone to gain any serious scoring chances. One crucial Princeton turnover near their own blue line allowed Cornell’s McCarron to knock the puck slowly but surely in the direction of an empty goal. In an image iconic of the season, a diving Tiger could not save the shot from connecting with the back pipe. The clock ticked down to all zeroes with the scoreboard reading 4-1 in favor of the guest team. Calof earned the second assist on the Rush goal. This made for his 119th career point, which places him sixth in the Princeton career point total ranking. He sits just two tallies away from a tie for fifth. In the

ceremony after the game, the senior center was honored as being one of the most exciting offensive players in program history. With two goals and two assists on the weekend, junior winger Brianna Leahy contributed in every scoring play The women’s side (14-11-4 overall, 10-9-3 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) dropped the first of their weekend away series by a slim 1-0 margin. After the loss to Colgate (10-22-2, 7-15-0 ECAC), the Tigers managed to finish their season in style, pulling off a gritty upset over No. 3 Cornell (20-5-4, 15-4-3 ECAC) at Cornell’s Lynah Rink. Friday night, the teams managed only 41 shots in total, 21 of which were attempted by the home team. Five penalties were served for a total of 10 minutes. Two scoreless periods could

not separate the teams. At the 2:54 mark of the final period, the Raiders’ Hannah Rastrick scored her first goal of the season to give her team the only

In an image iconic of the season, a diving Tiger could not save the shot from connecting with the back pipe. lead they would need to win. The win, though impressive, could not put Colgate back in the playoff hunt. Their ninth place finish on the season has

them on the outside looking in at the ECAC’s eight team playoff. Princeton’s matchup the following night altered the playoff picture on in that it guaranteed the two Ivy sides will be seeing a lot more of each other. The Big Red occupies the third spot in the end-of-season table, while the Tigers sit in sixth place. As a result, next weekend the women of Princeton hockey will travel again to upstate New York for a best-of-three series against a team they have shown they can play competitively with. In addition, this away win for Princeton avenged a 5-4 home defeat at the hands of the Big Red earlier this year. Two first period goals came within just over a minute of each other. The Big Red’s Alyssa Gagliardi assisted center Jillian Saulnier on the crease, who beat sophomore goaltender Kimberly Newell to open scoring. At the 6:03 mark and on a power

play, freshman winger Kelsey Koelzer equalized off assists from senior center Denna Liang and junior winger Brianna Leahy. On the whole, Newell had a

Next weekend, the women of Princeton hockey will travel again to upstate New York for a best of-three series with Cornell. stellar outing with a total of 32 saves on Cornell’s 35 shots. Princeton would take the lead, which it would not give up, on another power play op-

portunity again assisted by Leahy. With just over eight minutes left in the period, junior defender Ali Pankowski beat Cornell goaltender Lauren Slebodnick high from outside. The third goal for the visitors came off the stick of Leahy, who capitalized unassisted on a Cornell turnover and put the puck between the leg pads of Slebodnick. The Big Red made a goalie switch soon after and replaced their starter with Paula Voorheis. One more Leahy goal off assists from Liang and senior winger Sally Butler would seal the fate of the contest at the 17:01 mark. An extra-attacker goal by Cornell with just under a minute to play tightened the Princeton lead. The visitors held on, however, and showed why they should be counted on to bring a high level of competition to any playoff series.

Honorable but raw Super Smash style helps Gow rack up KOs with Fox, Ness ON TAP

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AG: (understanding this to be question about team social practice) Pregame ritual? And you’re going to publish this in the paper? Q: No, I mean before a game. AG: Oh I see. I like to get really silly. If nervous before a game, I’ll ask teammate Kayj Shannon to tell me a funny joke. Also, I’ll never dive normally into the pool before a game. I’ll do a penguin dive, which is when you flop in with your arms at your side. Or a bellyflop. Or just, like, go ham in the air and see what happens. [Sophomore] Jamie Kuprenas takes warm showers. Q: What’s the most common misconception you have to overcome when describing your sport to someone?

AG: That the horses aren’t swimming. Actually, I love that joke. I wish people would tell it more often. You play water polo? Don’t the horses drown?! Q: Give me some funny-sounding nuggets of California water polo lingo. AG: I’m from NorCal so I say “hella” a lot. Also, chill. Do you guys not say chill? This one’s kind of nasty, but if you take a shot, and hit the goalie in the back of the head, then the ball goes in the goal, it’s called a JFK. Because JFK got shot in the head. Q: What are some differences between NorCal and SoCal? AG: People from SoCal prefix all their freeways with “the.” So it’s the 405, the 5, the 101. But I still refer to SoCal freeways with the “the.” But it would not sound right to say the 280. Also, we always brag

we give them water. That’s our thing.

nationally ranked too, which makes the season fun to follow.

Q: What’s your favorite Princeton varsity sport to watch outside the pool? AG: I watched a lot of lacrosse last year. California does not

Q: If you could be the best in the world at one sport, what would it be? AG: I would say soccer. One, it’s high-paying. Two, it’s international so everyone would know me. And three, I think it’s a beautiful sport to watch, because everyone on the field looks like they’re dancing. They’re so good with their feet. And I’m raw at FIFA 12.

“I’d be an airbender. Air’s always around me and it’d be very useful for everyday things.” Alex Gow Sophomore goalie have a lot of lacrosse and it is an upbeat, exciting sport to watch. Princeton is always

Swimmers fall just short in Ivy finals SHORTS Continued from page 1


at Baltimore on the weekend. Down 7-4 in the half, the Tigers opened the second half strongly to make it a twopoint game until a Loyola five-minute, five-goal run in the middle of the second half secured Loyola’s 15-10 victory. Freshman midfielder Anna Doherty had a stunner in her debut as she and senior midfielder Sarah Lloyd both scored hat tricks. Junior attacker Erin McMunn also had a fine outing contributing a goal and three assists.

Women’s Swimming: Tigers fall short in attempt for Ivy title repeat The women’s swimming team saw the Ivy League Championships end the same way they did two years ago — with outstanding individual performances not quite good enough to oust Harvard from the top spot. Despite not repeating as Ivy champions, the Tigers made plenty of waves in the waters of Providence, R.I. Senior Lisa Boyce continued to shine as she has all year for the Tigers, garnering 92 of the Tigers’ 1,384 points over the three-day conference champi-

onships. Boyce won her ninth individual Ivy League gold with a victory in the 100m freestyle in 48.92 seconds. Her additional contribution to the winning 400m freestyle relay was enough to give Boyce honors for High Point Swimmer of the Meet, as well as Career High Point Award winner. Freshman Caitlin Chambers continued her outstanding season on the diving platform for Princeton, as she put up the sixth-best score in Ivy history to win the three meter event. Sophomores Nikki Larson and Beverly Nguyen also contributed strong performance, as they went 2-4 respectively in

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Q: Can you describe for me your Smash game? AG: It’s classy. It’s classy and honorable. But it’s also getting pretty raw. If I’m playing stock, I’ll throw out Fox, because he’s fast as hell. And if I’m playing time, I’m going to be playing Ness. That dude just racks up the kills. Put that in the paper. Ness is wet. Q: If you had to be one Smash

character, who would it be? AG: Well, Ness has telekinetic powers, so it’s hard to say no to that. Q: If each of your fingers was a soft-drink dispenser, what drinks would you choose? AG: What’s the best orange drink? Sunkist is number one for me. Then Sprite. Can I put a Shirley Temple on there? Yeah, Shirley Temple. Then Dr. Pepper. Oh, and A&W Root Beer. But that’s not in order. Q: What’s the best class you’ve taken at Princeton so far? AG: I’d say GEO 109: Environmental Decision-Making with Professor Gregory van Der Vink. The professor was really interesting and all the work was really down to earth and necessary. And I’m very interested in environmentalism. Q: If you could be from one of the four nations in Avatar,

which would you be? AG: I’d be an airbender. Air’s always around me and it’d be very useful for everyday things. I could take the oxygen out of your lungs, LeBlanc. (Roommate Mike LeBlanc was playing precision Smash with Kirby at the time.) Q: That’s pretty heavy. AG: Don’t mess with me, LeBlanc. Q: What’s a special talent you wish you had? AG: I really wish I could grow facial hair. Then I could have a thick mustache. It’s really a dream of mine and a life-goal. But I’m not sure it’s ever going to happen. Q: Do you have any musical talents? AG: I have no musical talents except for the xylophone. I can bump my head and play the xylophone for days.


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Men fall hard in home finale to No. 16 Cornell By Andrew Steele sports editor

Senior Calof scores 119th career point, good for program’s sixth most alltime, in senior night loss Ten seniors on the men’s hockey team played their final games at Baker Rink. The Tigers (5-22 overall, 4-16 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference) have not been lucky at home all season. On Friday and Saturday nights, the squad suffered two losses with scores of 6-1 and 4-1 to No. 19 Colgate (16-11-5, 12-5-3 ECAC) and No. 16 Cornell (14-7-5, 10-6-4 ECAC). The team has mounted 10 home defeats over the dark months of winter, which have been particularly dark for Princeton men’s hockey. To paraphrase, the Tigers left Baker Rink not with a roar but a whimper. Against the visiting Colgate Raiders, Princeton let up 18 shots in the first period while managing only nine themselves. Thanks in part to the play of freshman goaltender Colton Phinney, the home side only had allowed one Colgate goal through 20 minutes. This start was Phinney’s 13th of the season, and the number was not particularly lucky. Nine minutes of second period play proved the Raiders to


be the better-organized team offensively. However, at the 9:17 mark, the Tigers equalized with what would be their only goal of the contest. Senior defenseman Alec Rush skated with menace around behind the cage and found his classmate, captain and center Jack Berger sitting on top of the crease. Berger neatly slapped the puck past Colgate’s goaltender Charlie Finn. The 1-1 stalemate did not last long. Raiders’ center Tylor Spink spotted his twin brother winger Tyson Spink moving toward the goal. The latter Spink beat Phinney via the five hole to give his team the lead they would sustain from the 10:48 mark in the middle period until the final buzzer. Though the rest of the contest would lack in successful Princeton offense, it did not lack in action. Princeton and Colgate players frequently exchanged words and shoves. Members of the officiating crew regularly needed to step in and separate players. In part, at least, the frustration of the Tigers was manifest in loose and scrappy play. The home side served nine penalties for a total of 29 minutes, including a charging/game misconduct major penalty on freshman winger Ryan Siiro, whose

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Offensive struggles sunk the Tigers in two home losses to ranked opponents. They have one more week of season play before the playoffs.

hit left Colgate’s Andrew Black supine on the ice by the boards. Five separate penalties meant that the Tigers spent a good portion of the final period down a skater. With this disadvantage, they were unable to build the momentum needed for a comeback of any magnitude. Two more Colgate goals came within five minutes of final period play. On the third goal of the frame and the fifth overall for his team, defenseman Ryan Johnston made mincemeat of the Princeton defense with his skating and puck control and beat Phinney with a close-range shot. With 12:30 left in the game, Phinney was pulled for junior Ryan Benitez, who played his first minutes of his Princeton

career. He would allow one more goal at the 14:06 mark. The following night, the Tigers looked to follow in the skate marks of their female counterparts, who had just pulled off an upset away in Ithaca, N.Y. Baker Rink saw a capacity crowd. The stands were populated by seas of orange and red, with both university bands providing musical accompaniment for at times rowdy cheering. The men of Princeton hockey hung around for most of the contest, but in the end were not able to match their opponents’ level of play. Early play saw a number of quality scoring opportunities for both teams. The visiting side broke through first. A holding penalty on sophomore winger Mike Ambrosia set up a

Cornell power play. At the 8:33 mark, the Big Red’s Brian Ferlin took an assist from teammate Joel Lowry and beat senior goalie Sean Bonar for his team’s first score. Bonar was given the start in his last night at Baker, his 14th of the season. Ferlin’s goal gave his team the 1-0 lead and would prove to be the only goal for over 28 minutes. At the 2:40 and 6:29 marks in the second period, the Tigers very nearly managed to equalize, but shots by sophomore winger Jonathan Liau and defenseman Rush connected with the Cornell goalposts before flying wide. The middle frame looked to supply no goals for either side while yielding plenty of unsettled, back and forth ac-

On Tap with ... Alex Gow

Junior Kessel stands out in Volleyball Hall of Fame Classic tournament

By Andrew Steele and John Bogle

By Michael Eggleton

sports editor and senior writer


In a previous On Tap, water polo sophomore Bradley Wachtell said of sophomore classmate and goalie Alex Gow that his penchant for comebacks made him the quirkiest player on the team. When asked what this meant, Gow said that it meant that he’s a man with a lot to say. Starting in 18 and playing in 22 games this past season, the California native compiled a 14-5 record with 225 saves recorded. Read on for his perspectives on Wes Anderson, trash talk and Super Smash Bros — the Nintendo 64 classic was being played at the time this interview was recorded. Q: Where are you from, and what do you miss about being there right now? Alex Gow: I’m from Portola Valley, California. West Coasters and East Coasters have a very fundamentally different view on how life works. I miss that other perspective the most. Also, there’s beautiful and abundant nature there. You can’t understand how chill Californians are. Q: What’s your favorite — AG: (interrupting) Color? Blue.

Q: What do you most like about Wes Anderson’s directing style? AG: His films are really sexy. He’s got some sick beats mixed in with dope actors. But actually, his films feel like very real movies. They’re not purely for entertainment. They really make you think. Q: What are the three best choices you’ve made this week? AG: I’m sorry, but you probably shouldn’t put any of them in the ‘Prince.’ Q: What social role does the athletic team play in the greater Princeton athletic community? AG: I would say we’re a pretty respected group of people. I’d like to think we’re a bunch of really fun dudes who people enjoy hanging out with.

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Q: What’s your favorite movie? AG: I’m going to have to go with “Moonrise Kingdom.” For personal reasons. I love to rewatch the beginning.

tion. However, with a man-up advantage, Cornell’s Jacob MacDonald from Patrick McCarron ripped a shot past Bonar. The 2-0 lead gave the visitors some breathing room to wind down the second period as they faced an all senior offensive line from Princeton which featured centers Berger and Andrew Calof along with winger Andrew Ammon. Necessity forced the home team to pull Bonar from the net intermittently with just under four minutes to play. For Princeton’s first and only goal, Rush fired a slap shot through a sea of players from the point. Coming with an extra attacker on the ice, the senior’s sixth goal on the season provided some much-needed life for the Tigers.


Gow won “Save of the Year” for a close-range save against No. 3 Cal.

Q: Socially and athletically, what roles do you play on the team? AG: I’m actually the team social chair. But on the athletic side I’m the goalie. Beyond being just the goalie, that means I have a large leadership role on the team because I’m in charge of running the defense. Q: Which player on the team has the best trash-talk? AG: There’s a couple for that. [Junior] Drew Hoffenberg likes to talk a big game because of his Napoleon complex. But I’d say [senior] Adam Lebowitz has the best trash talk, because whenever I’m starting to feel good about myself, Lebo can say one line and crush me. I’m terrified of Lebo, because he’s a really nice, friendly guy who has trash-talk that will just destroy me. He’s a 5’10” 160lb swimmer and scrub, but he’s the scariest guy on the team. Q: What’s the most notable pre-game ritual you guys have? See ON TAP page 5

Men’s Volleyball: Concordia Eagles soar past Tigers in Semi Final Matchup A performance resembling that of a Greek god by junior outside hitter Cody Kessel was not enough to see the Tigers dispatch reigning NAIA champions Concordia University in the semifinal game of the Hall of Fame Classic on Thursday night. Attacking and service errors by the Tigers (2-6 overall, 1-1 EIVA) defined the outcome, as the Tigers committed more than twice the errors of Concordia (14-3) on their way to a 0-3 loss. Kessel notched more kills than a mafia hit man as he recorded a team season high of 26 from just three sets, while hitting a remarkable .553 in the process. In the third place playoff the Tigers bounced back with a 3-0 victory of their own over the University of California at Santa Cruz on the final day of the Hall of Fame Classic. Kessel who again led the Tiger offense with 14 kills, was named on the All-Tournament team. Freshman middle blocker Junior Oboh also showcased his talent adding six kills and two blocks. Men’s Tennis: Tiger’s fall in the south It was a rough weekend in Alabama for the No. 60 ranked

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men’s tennis team as the Tigers fell to three highly ranked opponents at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic. The closest loss of the weekend came against the No. 21 ranked Clemson Tigers (11-2), as the Princeton Tigers (6-4) lost 3-4. Princeton won the doubles point while junior top seed Zack McCourt and senior 6th spot Daniel Davies added points with victories at each end of the singles ladder. McCourt’s win came over an opponent ranked No. 67 in the country. The middle order collapsed, however, allowing Clemson to take the four points needed for victory. No. 36 ranked Alabama made lighter work of Princeton in the second loss of the weekend. The Tigers fell 4-0 to the Crimson Tide (6-5). The last matchup saw the Tigers fall to Mississippi State 4-2. McCourt picked up his second win of the weekend over a ranked opponent, beating the No. 52 player in the nation who plays at the number one spot for Mississippi State (10-4) 6-5, 6-3. Freshman Tom Colautti playing in the number three spot picked up the other singles point for Princeton. Women’s Lacrosse: Women’s lacrosse drops season opener to No. 6 Loyola The No. 17 ranked women’s lacrosse team dropped their season opener to No. 6 Loyola See SHORTS page 5

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