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Morgan Jerkins discusses social segregation on campus, and the Editorial Board calls for an improvement in the Young Alumni Trustee selection process. PAGE 5

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Economics professor Paul Krugman announced his retirement from Princeton on Friday in a blog post.

Paul Krugman, the economics professor known for his regular columns in The New York Times, will retire from his position at the University in June 2015. Krugman is currently an economics and Wilson School professor. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008. Krugman will be joining the faculty of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, as a professor in the Ph.D. program in Economics while also serving as a distinguished scholar at the Graduate Center’s Luxembourg Income Study Center, he announced in a blog post for The New York Times. “I was thinking for a couple of years about, not



Patton ’77 offers dating advice in ‘Marry Smart’

Chiang appointed new director of Keller Center

By Anna Mazarakis


Today on Campus Filmmaker Oliver Assayas will hold a screening and discussion of his film “Carlos” on the international Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal. McCormick Hall 101, 4:30p.m.

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PRINCETON By the Numbers


The number of pages in Susan Patton’s book, “Marry Smart.”


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Women should work hard to find a husband, especially since they have a limited window in which they can have children, Susan Patton ’77 argues in her new book, “Marry Smart: Advice for Finding the One.” The book, set to be released next week, mostly rehashes the ideas expressed in a letter to the editor published by The Daily Princetonian last March. The letter immediately gained national attention. Besides emphasizing the idea that having a family should be a priority over establishing a career, Patton underscores the importance of

good appearance when looking for a husband and compared the search for a partner with the search for a new job. She also reaffirmed her support for traditional family values while directly addressing feminist critiques. “A ticking biological clock makes all the difference and will always be an impediment to true gender equality,” Patton wrote. Continuing the advice given in her letter, Patton advises women to use their time in college efficiently by finding a husband before graduation. Colleges offer a large concentration of men who are a woman’s intellectual equal, so women should take advantage of the opportunity while they can. See PTON MOM page 2


If you’ve struggled with obesity through most of your teen years, then maybe surgical intervention is a good idea for you. - Susan Patton ’77

News & Notes

U. students finish seventh in trading competition A team of four University students finished in seventh place out of 52 teams at the Rotman International Trading Competition, the largest trading competition in the world. Teams from top universities in Italy, South Africa, Canada, Thailand, Egypt and the United States competed to maximize their profits in several rounds of simulated trading environments. The competition took place at the University of Toronto from Feb. 20-22. Ankit Buddhiraju ’15, Wesley Cao ’15, Kubrat Danailov ’15 and Henry Qu ’15 were the topranking team of undergraduates from the United States, beating teams from institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Cornell. The teams representing LUISS University from Italy and Université Laval from Canada tied for first place.

about leaving exactly, but trying to think about what I should be doing because, although I had a great experience, I’m way, way overcommitted and looking for ways to simplify my life,” Krugman said in an interview with The Daily Princetonian. Krugman said that he informed the University of his decision several weeks ago. “He’s been a valued member of our faculty and we appreciate his 14 years at Princeton,” University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua said. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.” Krugman mentioned the difficulties of his frequent commutes to New York and his growing interest in public policy as opposed to academic research as motivations for his departure. But See KRUGMAN page 2

By Sarah Kim Mung Chiang, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, was appointed director of the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education last Wednesday, the University announced. Chiang began his time at the University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2003, and has received many awards both for his teaching and for his research. He has been one of the first University professors to teach through the online educational platform, Coursera. The Keller Center, founded in 2005, strives to “educate students to be leaders in a technology-driven society,” according to its website. It offers courses and events that focus on educational innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. “I feel a strong sense of responsibility to be the next director,” Chiang said. “It has become a very unique and important part of Princeton.” Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science H. Vincent Poor, who

was actively involved in the search process, said he was looking for a candidate with creativity, innovative spirit, and entrepreneurial experience and style. He said Chiang is an innovator with exactly the right credentials for the Keller Center. “Professor Chiang has done very creative things in the educational sphere,” Poor said. “He has a great track record. He has wonderful ideas about entrepreneurship, how it fits into the educational mission of the University. I’m expecting great things from him.” The Keller Center’s website explains that the Center offers courses for students of all interests, integrating engineering, the natural sciences and humanities, and continues to develop new courses while improving old ones. Beyond academics, the Keller Center offers internships, workshops and handson opportunities that help students better understand technology and its relationship with the global economy, society, environment and culture. It sponsors the Annual Innovation Forum, which allows students to See INNOVATION page 4


Sympoh dancers perform in the 15th annual B-Boy Awards show in Frist Performance Theater. STUDENT LIFE

Zelizer, Mastroianni ’14 help latke win in annual Latke-Hamentaschen Debate By Ruby Shao staff writer

History professor Julian Zelizer said the political atmosphere between Latke Lovers and Hamentaschen Hubrists has become “more toxic, more poisonous and more rancorous” at the packed annual Latke-Hamentaschen Debate on Sunday afternoon. The debate involved the merits of two traditional Jewish foods: the latke and the hamentaschen. A latke is a shredded potato pancake, and a hamentaschen is a triangular pastry with fruit-flavored filling. The Latke team consisted of Zelizer and Adam Mastroianni ’14, while the

Hamentaschen team consisted of politics professor Robert George and Alex Moss ’14. Zelizer argued that though both groups face criticism for their mounting radicalism, the Hamentaschen Hubrists have moved much further toward the extreme of the food spectrum. He likened the Hamentaschen team to the Republican Party, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner. “In recent years, Hamentaschen Hubrists in Congress have blocked progress on key measures like immigration reform. They’ve shut down the federal government, and they’ve threatened to send the nation into default and they have called for deep cuts in the social safety net,” Zelizer See DEBATE page 3

Jackson ’15 introduces revised Ivy Conference funding proposal, approved by USG By Durva Trivedi staff writer

A revised $4,000 funding request for the Ivy Policy Conference to be held on campus March 28-30 was approved at Sunday’s USG Senate meeting with 19 votes in favor and three opposed to the proposal. The annual conference brings together representatives from all Ivy League universities to examine existing administrative policies and discuss improvements. Following the Senate’s rejection of last week’s internal funding request of $5,500 to cover the cost of holding the conference,

USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 changed the budget to provide more details about the benefits of this conference for University students and cut costs wherever possible. One of Jackson’s points of emphasis was that although he requested $4,000, he does not anticipate spending the entire amount. Before approving the funding request, voting members requested regular updates as the conference approaches on how much external funding gets secured and how much USG money actually ends up being used. See MEETING page 3

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Patton ’77 argues that childless women will ‘live with profound disappointment’ PTON MOM Continued from page 1


“You don’t have to marry a man who is as smart, capable and accomplished as you,” she wrote. “But tell the truth: Don’t you want to?” Patton wrote that men, on the other hand, can date “dumb, mean or nasty” women who will have sex with them. She acknowledged that her advice is only meant for women. Men, she wrote, don’t need dating advice and can take their time in finding a wife and having children.

“A ticking biological clock makes all the difference and will always be an impediment to true gender equality.” Susan Patton ’77

The inherent inequality between men and wom-

en, she wrote, is that women only have a 25-year window in which they can bear children, while men have almost 75 years in which they can father children. She noted that while women have to carry the fetus for nine months, men have a “twenty-second sperm contribution.” Women should be the driving force in changing the hookup culture on college campuses. Because men have come to “expect free sex,” men will not start to think about having serious relationships until women stop making themselves so available to men without commitment, she wrote. Additionally, if a woman dresses provocatively, drinks too much and then enters a male’s room, whatever happens next is all on her. “Please spare me your ‘blaming the victim’ outrage,” Patton wrote, adding that these women have “displayed screamingly bad judgment and must bear accountability for what may happen next.” In order to find a husband, Patton explained, a woman must actively search for a husband the way she would search for a job. Additionally, Patton said a woman should

be able to cook, be kind and honest, have a good temper and a clean mouth and look good.

“A woman must actively search for a husband the way she would search for a job.” Susan Patton ’77

“Look your best to attract the best potential life partners,” Patton wrote, adding that women should take care of their nails and lose excess weight. “If you’ve struggled with obesity through most of your teen years, then maybe surgical intervention is a good idea for you.” Patton directly addressed feminist critiques in the book, advising that women should reject any feminist doctrine that discourages women who embrace traditional wife and mother roles.

She added that men should not be considered the enemy — “Men are wonderful!” While Patton acknowledged that some take offense to the idea that a woman is defined by her husband, she argued that women are defined by their husbands in many ways, noting that friends and family will probably judge a woman by the man she marries. “Here’s the most important thing … you will come to define yourself by your spouse,” Patton wrote. “If you marry a man who isn’t worthy of you, it will eventually chip away at your self-esteem and you will start to believe that this is all you are worth.” Women should search for the best credentials in a husband, Patton wrote, including where he went to college and what his job is. She wrote that a “luxurious academic credential is a very good indicator of a man’s ambition, his record of academic achievement, and, very likely, his future success.” Patton referred to 35-yearold women as “spinstersin-training” and wrote that women at this age who do not have a family “live with profound disappointment” and should consider “set-

tling smart” in order to have a child in wedlock. “Regardless of how your marriage ends, you will love your child forever,” Patton wrote. “But if you miss your chance to be pregnant and deliver your child, then that dream is off the table forever.”

Men, on the other hand, can date ‘dumb, mean or nasty’ women who will have sex with them. While “Marry Smart” speaks mainly to women about how they should go about planning for future happiness, Patton also encourages parents to discuss the topics of marriage and fertility with their daughters. “Some parents of daughters who have already graduated without finding husbands have expressed harsh criti-

cism of my advice, claiming that my opinions are insulting to girls who aspire to professional success,” Patton wrote. “It’s clear by their frustrated parents’ misdirected anger that they think that their own daughters have underperformed, missed an opportunity, or have not lived up to their parents’ expectations.” The Princeton Triangle Club received a number of shout-outs in the book due to Patton’s involvement with the club as an undergraduate. 12 current students and a number of alumni were also recognized in the Acknowledgements section of the book. Patton wrote that the book contains her own personal opinions, based on her experience and observation. She also shared anecdotes exemplifying the advice she shares. “My intent is not to provoke anger, but instead to inspire a dialogue that has been too long suppressed,” Patton wrote in the introduction. “It’s just advice … take it or leave it!” The hardcover book, published by Gallery Books, will be officially released on March 11. It is 238 pages and costs $24.99.

Krugman to study income inequality, public policy in Graduate Center, CUNY KRUGMAN Continued from page 1


Krugman emphasized that Princeton has provided an incredibly academic environment. “I have nothing but positive things to say about Princeton,” Krugman said, who has a house in town. “This is the pull of being able to do more of what I want to do now that I’m 61 rather than anything at all that would be dissatisfied

with Princeton.” Uwe Reinhardt, a colleague of Krugman’s in the economics department, reaffirmed that Krugman’s decision to leave was the natural choice given his growing professional interest in income inequality and public policy. “He naturally gravitated towards [income equality] because it’s becoming quite a topic. And so in that regard, Princeton really isn’t the best place, given the strength of the Luxembourg

Institute, which focuses on that issue,” Reinhardt said. Reinhardt remarked that he was sad to see Krugman go on a personal level, noting that he describes Krugman as being a “nice guy” and as having an “electrifying mind.” “I hope we can continue our friendship. It think it was very good to have someone with his stature who actually did participate in the public debates,” Reinhardt said. Krugman said that when

he reached out to the Graduate Center he was purely seeking an academic base in New York rather than a job, but when they offered him a teaching position, he accepted. Krugman added that he wouldn’t have a full teaching schedule. “It’s disappointing and unfortunate for us, but understandable for him,” Chair of the economics department Gene Grossman said of Krugman’s impending departure. “I don’t think it’s about a better op-

portunity for research and certainly not for teaching, but the fact that in a sense he’s able to do his research and writing wherever he is, and New York is where he wants to be. Between the students he’s touched and the public outreach he’s given us, he’s made a great contribution.” Grossman added that Krugman has played an important role in the University’s public interface and that he hopes the department can stay in contact with him

once he has left the University. Mark Zhang ’17, a student in Krugman’s class, ECO 348: The Great Recession: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies, said that he likes Krugman’s class and was disappointed that he would be leaving the University. “There is no substitute for it. It’s an incredible experience,” Zhang said of Krugman’s class. “[His departure] is infinitely regrettable because he’s such a fascinating speaker and person.”

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USG works toward Dean’s Date concert MEETING Continued from page 1


Additionally, Projects Boards co-chairs Tyler Lawrence ’16 and Carolyn Yang ’15 presented funding requests of $2,000 to sponsor HackPrinceton Spring 2014 and $2,000 for the Advertise This REACH Conference. Both requests were approved by the Senate. Simon Wu ’17 also presented an update on the Princeton Public Works Projects, an effort to make a creative space, gallery or venue for students to showcase artwork. Wu said the projects are important “so people don’t have to seek out art, but rather they can just encounter it.” Responding to Wu’s update, USG members discussed the University’s current policy against chalk art and the possible benefits of working with administrators to revisit and revise that policy.

U-Councilor Azza Cohen ’16 reported on some of the biggest issues students who take time off from the University often encounter. As project leader for the Extended Leave Report, she asked for feedback as the project team works with the Gap Year Network to publish a report that evaluates existing policies and suggests improvement. “We’d like to provide more resources because right now it’s just the Gap Year Network trying to handle what’s obviously a big University issue,” Cohen said. Committee chairs also provided updates on the different projects they are working on. Social Committee chair Logan Roth ’15 said preliminary steps have been taken toward organizing a concert on Dean’s Date, and that the committee is now working on finalizing partnership with a local or arts-related charity for Lawnparties. After meeting with the resi-

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dential colleges’ directors of studies to discuss academic advising, Academics Committee chair James Baase ’15 reported that the USG might find a role in helping to publicize available academic advising resources to students who may not be actively seeking out those resources. Campus and Community Affairs chair Paul Riley ’15 discussed different options for establishing a school-wide mentorship program and presented the possibility of organizing another Restaurant Week, this time during reading period. Marking a change in proceedings starting with last night’s meeting, public session Senate meetings will now be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings rather than at 8 p.m. Private executive committee sessions will convene afterward only if members motion to move into executive session at the end of the public session meetings.

George: Hamentaschen represents unity DEBATE

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said. The Latke party, on the other hand, represents hope and optimism and believes in community, Zelizer said. “With every delicious bite, we remember the values of pluralism, equality and integration that are very much part of the American tradition,” he explained. “The cook must shred the potatoes into a million different pieces, but then, in the magic of the pan and the oil, the different strands of the potato come together, woven into the beautiful quilt of the latke.” But George argued that the Hamentaschen party better represented unity. “Just as the many are made one by our common foundation in the American creed, the splendid diversity of fruit fillings are made one in the con-

cept and reality of the Hamentaschen,” he said. George also claimed Biblical authority for his position. He interpreted manna, the divine food given to the Jews in the wilderness, as a form of hamentaschen. “Surely, it wasn’t tasteless, plain, white bread. Would a loving and merciful God feed His chosen people on Wonder Bread? Heavens no!” he said. “He certainly would not feed them Wonder Bread, nor would he feed them on oily potatoes.” Moss appealed to the audience’s emotions, saying the Hamentaschen party understood its constant emptiness. “You eat tray after tray of lukewarm latkes, hundreds of them and they’re spilling out of your mouth, and you’re thinking to yourself, ‘This time, this time, latkes will fill the void.’ But latkes don’t know about filling. Oh sure, they might understand it intellectually … but

they don’t understand it on a soul level, because they’ve never been there,” Moss said. Moss noted that a hamentaschen man would become either great or terrible by choosing to take risks rather than relying on the boring latke. An audience member asked both teams to relate their treats to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid. “The hamentaschen is a triangle,” Moss said. Mastroianni countered, “Says the man who hasn’t looked at the USDA [guidelines] since 1996. It’s a plate now. A plate is circular. A latke is loosely circular.” The latke came out triumphant in the audience vote. The debate, co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Life and the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, took place in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and was moderated by University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83.


The Richardson Chamber Players perform “Quiet City” on Sunday in Richardson Auditorium. The show got its name from an Aaron Copland composition which was among the songs performed.

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Incoming Keller Center director also cofounder of two startup companies INNOVATION Continued from page 1


gain exposure in the entrepreneurial world, and the highly popular eLab, an accelerator program for student entrepreneurs on campus. Chiang said that “this is a truly exciting time to build on the Keller Center, in both the area of entrepreneurship programs and the area of education and innovation.” He explained that the center is pushing frontiers and should continue to engage alumni, visitors and the community. “The Keller Center in itself is a startup,” Poor said. “Some

of the programs, particularly entrepreneurial programs, are still expanding very rapidly. It will be a challenge meeting the demand for new programs, new ideas, keeping up with what’s going on.” Poor used the word “growth” to characterize the Keller Center and noted there are challenges that come with it, albeit extremely good challenges for which he felt Chi-

Chiang believes his first task, “keeping the arms open, keeping the mind open,” would put him in a wellinformed position.

News & Notes Salt shipment arrives in town in time for new snowstorm

Princeton Township received salt shipments this week which will be used to keep roads from icing and facilitate snow plowing, the Princeton Packet reported last week. Mayor Liz Lempert announced that critical salt shipments had arrived after a 100-ton order was delayed for weeks due to transportation issues. The region’s salt reserves reached critically low amounts due to a succession of severe snowstorms that have hit New Jersey and the rest of the northeastern United States this winter season.

ang was prepared. Chiang said one of his challenges is to make sure the Center’s success continues. “I’m in the listening phase,” he said. He added that he believes his first task, “keeping the arms open, keeping the mind open,” would put him in a well-informed position for the future of the Keller Center.

Chiang has received many honors for his research on networking, including the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor in the United States for scientists and engineers under 35. He has also been lauded for his innovative teaching, specifically his 20 questions approach to networking technology, which he published in a book he

wrote in 2012. Chiang received the 2013 Frederick Emmons Terman Award by the American Society of Engineering Education. Chiang said he hopes the Keller Center will become “the catalyst that will help amplify our very strong education and research program on campus.” Going beyond academia, Chiang is a cofounder of two startup com-

Chiang hopes the Keller Center will become “the catalyst that will help amplify our very strong education and research program.”

panies, DataMi and EdWiser. In 2009, he founded the Princeton EDGE Lab, which narrows the gap between theory and practice in networking. Carlee Joe-Wong GS, a cofounder of DataMi and a member of the core team for EDGE Lab, said Chiang as a professor “really helps you focus on your research and see how it is relevant to the real world.” Chiang will succeed Sanjeev Kulkarni, who recently became Dean of the Graduate School. Kulkarni declined to comment. Chiang will officially begin his position on March 31.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a state of emergency on Sunday night in preparation for a snowstorm expected to last throughout the day Monday. All state offices for non-essential employees are closed and Christie has cautioned people to drive carefully and stay off the roads when possible. Heav y snow, freezing temperatures and mixed precipitation are expected, as well as fallen trees, power outages and f looding, according to ABC’s New Jersey News. The University has not issued any statements about the potential impacts of the snowstorm in its operations.

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Dancers performed in Sympoh’s 15th anniversary show over the weekend. Saturday’s matinee benefitted Engineers Without Borders.


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Social segmentation


o one would argue that the Princeton social scene isn’t very centralized. The majority of parties happen on the Street or in someone’s dorm as a pregame before some eating club event. Because of the limited capacities of eating clubs, on most nights, you need be on a list in order to enter certain clubs. As an independent student, I have tried to scope out other options to have fun on campus. But unfortunately, I have found the same type of model being duplicated in other places as well. This system of excessive gatekeeping needs to end. Princeton is a relatively small campus in a quaint, central New Jersey town. Unlike Yale, Harvard or Columbia, there aren’t many options in town where upperclassmen can enjoy themselves. The result is that many students turn inward (i.e. the University) because there is no place else to look for entertainment. How many of your friends go into Manhattan or Philadelphia to go out? Not to mention that even though Rider and Rutgers are extremely close by, we have virtually no contact with them. This only lends more credence to us calling Princeton the Orange Bubble. The same sort of song-and-dance you go through with the eating clubs even happens at the residential colleges, of all places. There should be no reason why if Whitman College has a wine and cheese night, I have to have someone from Whitman to stand as my supervisor in order for me to enter the event. I’m 21 years old. Shouldn’t my ID be enough? The safeguards are younger than the attendants at times. I, and many other upperclassmen, just want to meet people we perhaps didn’t have the chance to meet the three or four years we’ve been here. It’s kind of like a last hurrah. If you are 21, you should be able to go to any wine and cheese night at any residential college that hosts one. These events are great alternatives to the Street but the system is still the same: because you technically do not belong there, someone else has to vouch for you. The same entrance restrictions apply to the D-Bar at the Graduate College as well. You need a graduate student to sign you in even if you are over 21 years of age. Undergraduates and graduate students already have a scant enough connection with one another as it is, limited mostly to preceptor-student exchanges and brief interactions while standing in line at Small World Coffee or Chancellor Green Café. Such additional barriers are unnecessary and harmful to the overall social cohesion at this school. It’s almost as if any effort you make to tap into another social space on campus ends in rejection. We are all Princeton students. Yes, we all have different interests and hobbies but we are all here for the same purpose: to learn not only from our studies but also from our peers. It is understandable to not allow underclassmen to certain events that have alcohol, but what about the upperclassmen, especially those who aren’t in eating clubs? The social options are scarce without having someone to endorse you. There should be more of an effort to allow students to roam around in diverse spaces in order to maximize their chances of meeting people with whom they can connect.


Improve the Young Alumni Trustee selection process

ince 1969, one senior from each year’s graduating class has been elected as a Young Alumni Trustee — a position conferring the same rights and responsibilities as a fully installed member of the University’s Board of Trustees. In that capacity, they sit on Board committees, aid in setting the University’s annual operating budget and contribute to the development of Princeton’s long-term strategic vision. Their role is an important one. As current undergraduates are largely removed from the affairs of University governance, the Young Alumni Trustees represent the Board’s principal means of engaging with the pragmatic realities of student life. Informed by an intimate and contemporaneous familiarity with the campus experience, they provide a critical and necessary source of advice. The majority of our peer schools offer no parallel initiatives, leaving their highlevel governance to a board of trustees lacking insight into the unique needs and interests of undergraduate students. The Editorial Board commends the University for this institutionalized and substantive means of engaging Princeton’s youngest constituency in important decision making processes. What is problematic, however, is the set of policies prohibiting both issue-based and “organized” campaigning in the

Young Alumni Trustee elections. Presently, election policy dictates that “trustees who arrive on the board having already staked out positions on issues without access to full information can undermine both the workings of the board and their own effectiveness.” As such, candidates are prohibited from running campaigns that focus on particular issues. While the Editorial Board is sensitive to this risk, it is also reminded of times when Young Alumni Trustees ran on platforms of especially pressing concern — for example, their positions concerning the controversial policy of University divestment from apartheid South Africa. Where such polarizing and significant matters exist, it is important that potential trustees can publicly declare their stance. Even without such salient examples, however, it is the position of this Board that issue-based campaigning will not necessarily compromise the integrity of a trustee’s participation in governance deliberations. We are convinced that the adoption of a particular campaign issue does not in any way inhibit a trustee’s ability to offer fair and

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sober considerations of Board matters during their tenure. Indeed, though Young Alumni Trustees do not represent constituencies, their very value to the Board lies in the consistency and representativeness of their beliefs vis-à-vis those of the undergraduate body. By permitting issuebased campaigning, the electorate will democratically and naturally select the candidate best suited to this role. The second element of the electoral restrictions prohibits “organized” campaigning, recognizing the rigors of senior year independent work. The Editorial Board, however, believes that a reasonable balance can be struck. By providing each candidate with a nominal budget to prepare and publicly disseminate a single statement (as has historically been the case), the University can allow the electorate to familiarize itself with the ballot without placing undue additional stress on the candidates. Such a policy would maintain the level playing field of these elections, while also furnishing voters with a more robust means of evaluating potential trustees. Reconsidering both of these present restrictions on campaigning will permit an election process that is more open, better-informed and ultimately, most conducive to electing the best qualified candidates.

What is problematic is the set of policies prohibiting issue-based and ‘organized’ campaigning.

The Editorial Board believes that a reasonable balance can be struck.

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138thmanaging board news editor Anna Mazarakis ’16 opinion editor Sarah Schwartz ’15 sports editor Andrew Steele ’16 street editor Catherine Bauman ’15 photography editor Benjamin Koger ’16 video editors Carla Javier ’15 Rishi Kaneriya ’16 projects editor Victoria Majchrzak ’15 chief copy editors Jean-Carlos Arenas ’16 Chamsi Hssaine ’16 design editors Helen Yao ’15 Shirley Zhu ’16 prox editor Urvija Banerji ’15 intersections editor Jarron McAllister ’16 associate news editors Paul Phillips ’16 Angela Wang ’16 associate opinion editors Richard Daker ’15 Prianka Misra ’16 associate opinion editor for cartoons Caresse Yan ’15 associate sports editors Jonathan Rogers ’16 Edward Owens ’15 associate street editors Lin King ’16 Seth Merkin Morokoff ’16 associate photography editors Conor Dube ’15 Karen Ku ’16 Shannon McGue ’15 associate chief copy editors Dana Bernstein ’15 Alexander Schindele-Murayama ’16 associate design editors Austin Lee’16 Jessie Liu ’16 editorial board chair Jillian Wilkowski ’15

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Morgan Jerkins is a comparative literature major from Williamstown, N.J. She can be reached at


n its Feb. 25 editorial “Enhance Tiger Tuesdays,” The Daily Princetonian writes that the Office of Admission’s Tiger Tuesday program does not effectively sell the University to early admitted students. The editorial suggests that the program should present more opportunities for interaction between admitted students and undergraduates, and that the roster of events generally should be expanded. We agree that providing interaction between admitted students and undergraduates is a worthy goal, and we believe that Tiger Tuesday does indeed provide plenty of these opportunities. The events and activities outlined in the editorial, however, would effectively create a second Princeton Preview, which


................................................................. was never the intention of the admission office. Rather, Tiger Tuesday was implemented to give early admitted students the opportunity for a quick visit, to visit a class, to keep them focused on Princeton as they consider their admission options and, most importantly, to whet their appetite for Princeton Preview, not to present a substitute for it. A little history and a description of the program are perhaps in order. The Office of Admission implemented the February Tiger Tuesday program in 2012, the academic year we reinstated early action, so admitted students who wished to visit campus before the April Princeton Preview events would have the chance to do so. The program is a one-day event with opportunities

for visiting students to go to class, have lunch with an undergraduate, mingle with other undergraduates, explore campus, chat with professors and meet their potential classmates. Students are invited to bring their parents or guardians. This year, as in past years, admitted students had many options to engage with University students. More than 50 undergraduate volunteers, most of whom were previous Princeton Preview hosts, conversed with the admitted students over breakfast and throughout the morning. These students, as well as our student bloggers, were invited to take an admitted student to lunch in one of the residential colleges or the Center for Jewish Life. We offered tours of the library, museum

and campus, among other activities. Students interested in the BSE program toured the Engineering Quadrangle and went to classes. In the afternoon, we held a reception for students and families with many campus representatives, including ROTC, the LGBT Center and USG leadership. In addition, we encouraged all admitted students to enrich their interactions by participating in the admitted student website and our new admission blog, “Speaking of Princeton.” The program is not, as the editorial states, Northeast-biased. This year, almost 100 students and their families came from 16 states, including California, Georgia, Illinois and Texas, plus Ontario, Canada. In previous years, students

came from as far away as Louisiana, Oregon and Wisconsin, as well as Japan, Korea and the U.K. And, if an early-admitted student indicates that he or she cannot attend Princeton Preview, and we designate that student for travel assistance, we will fly the student in for Tiger Tuesday at our expense. Given the demands of advanced placement courses, leadership and service of the admitted students in their senior year in high school, Tiger Tuesday gives students an introduction to Princeton, while being mindful of their busy schedules and respecting the high school curriculum. Janet L. Rapelye Dean of Admission

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possessions,” Strabo said. “They got a bunch of penalties, and we capitalized on some of our man-up advantages, which was good. We were pretty solid at the faceoff X too.” Remarkably, this marks the sixth consecutive time this matchup has gone to the visitor — the 2009 and 2010 iterations were billed as Konica Minolta Face-off Classics and were played in Baltimore at the Raven’s M&T Bank Stadium. This rivalry features two of the great college lacrosse programs and perennially pits talented rosters against each other. Then freshman Matt O’Connor added game-ball-worthy performance to his team’s winning effort last year. Now a sophomore, O’Connor occupies a goalie limbo with senior Brian Kavanagh. In each of Princeton’s three games, the two have split halves but neither player has quite distinguished himself as a clear starter. No goaltender has been quite able to fill the hole left in the cage with the graduation of thrice first-team All-Ivy star Tyler Fiorito ’12. John Hopkins’ Eric Schneider recorded 13 saves on the day in an outstanding outing for the senior. Senior midfielder Schreiber continued his seemingly un-

stoppable 35-game scoring streak. His three goals led the team. Sophomore attackman Ryan Ambler led his side in points with two goals and three assists. Although this year’s squad is replete with talented players, Strabo emphasized that any team success will have to come by means of a team effort. “When we play well, it’s when everyone on the field plays well,” he explained. “That’s the most important thing for us and what we’ve been focusing on.” Otherwise noteworthy was freshman defenseman Will Reynolds’ individual showdown with Johns Hopkins’ Wells Stanwick. The athletic underclassman kept pace with one of the nation’s greatest players. Reynolds’ play and refusal to be beaten one-on-one, however, was not quite enough to shut Stanwick down, as the superstar managed five points on three goals and two assists. “Will’s a stud. He’s been great so far,” Strabo said. “It’s really tough to come out as a freshman and start, obviously, and that’s why not very many people do it. But he and Bear Goldstein, our other freshman who’s starting, have dealt with a big adjustment from high school to college. It’s a lot faster, and everyone’s a lot better. But I think that he did a great job covering Wells. He was on an island more

or less, so we weren’t sliding to him a ton.” Coaches’ national rankings have yet to be released at the time of publication, but it is likely that the No. 9 Tigers will slip out of the top 10. This Friday, the Class of 1952 Stadium will host the currently No. 3 Tar Heels of UNC. The light blue side cruised past early season opponents but fell this past weekend to Notre Dame in overtime. If Princeton defensemen thought they had their hands full with Wells Stanwick, star UNC attackman Jimmy Bitter will cause fits for coaches and players alike. Strabo said his team will have to “turn the page quickly” to prepare for this matchup on a short week. “It’s very early in the season. We’re not trying to be the best team on March 1,” the senior captain explained. “We’re trying to be the best team on May 1 and later on in the season. So I think this was a good test for us early on. Hopkins is a very good team, and they played very well. But there definitely were some positives that we can draw from the game. I think that playing in an environment like that and in front of a big crowd against a big opponent was our first big test. I don’t think we’re anywhere close to our potential. But I think that having that experience and having that loss adds a little bit of an extra edge and extra motivation.”

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the spectators. Penn State went on to win the set 25-15. “Penn State had a big lead and momentum-wise it’s hard to claw back from that sort of spread. I told the guys to sit down and relax, but the most critical thing was the guys who went in brought such energy. When Brad Howard got that kill, the crowd literally erupted; it felt like we were winning the game. That was a huge momentum change for us as a team to go into the fifth set and play well,” Shweisky said. As the final set got underway, 1,565 fans were on the edge of their seats. A Princeton attacking error gave Penn State the opening point before Stearns equalized with an impressive kill. Kennedy followed up with some brilliance of his own in the form of his third ace of the game as the slugfest continued with each team exchanging hits. With the score locked at 1010, it was hard to forget the four previous times this season the Tigers lost in the fifth and deciding set. Princeton removed all worry of déjà vu with some razzle dazzle from Stearns in the form of a majestic kill and a forced attacking error, which brought the Tigers to a 12-10 lead. “We’ve had a tough schedule

and we’ve dropped a lot of fivesetters, but that’s what prepares you, when you go through those hard matches, and that’s what paid off for us today at the end,” Kessel said. Standout Schwagler followed with a magnificent kill, slicing through the Penn State block to bring Princeton’s lead to three. An attacking error gave Penn State one back, before Schwagler followed up with a kill that sent chills down the spine of even the most hardened sports fan. With Penn State on their back foot, the Tigers needed just one last act of brilliance to break the 16-year dry spell. Every patron in Dillon was on their feet. Then it happened. Schwagler combined with Oboh in what can only be described as a work of art to block Penn State’s shot. Princeton ended the 35-game losing streak to the Nittany Lions with the 15-11 final set victory. For senior cocaptain Schwagler, it was a win four years in the making. “It’s bittersweet, I’ve been waiting for that moment my entire career, it’s been a long time. We’ve had some heartbreaking losses and it couldn’t have been better to finally beat them,” he said. The win hands Penn State their first conference loss of the season, leaving it, Harvard and Princeton as the top three in the EIVA with one loss apiece. With much league play ahead, the win does not guarantee any-

thing with regards to conference playoffs. For head coach Shweisky, the goal remains the same, and that is to win the EIVA Championship. “I believe Penn State’s been the favorite, and they are still the favorite. Until you can consistently beat someone, I think mathematically they are still the favorite. We like being the underdog. It’s a good role for us to relish and play in,” he said. “What it does is it keeps encouraging us of the possibility, that it can be done. Will we win? I don’t know. Are we guaranteed to? Absolutely not. But it shows that we can.” Following up the historic win, the Tigers returned to Dillon the next day to make light work of fourth-placed EIVA team St. Francis, as Princeton cruised to a 3-0 straight sets victory. Three Tigers hit over .500 as the team combined to hit a very efficient .468 overall. Junior middle Will Siroky was a sniper on the court, recording nine kills on only 11 swings for a .818 hitting percentage. Kessel looked great on and off the court as per usual, as he notched 13 kills on 19 swings (.632), two digs, a block and a service ace. The dynamic freshman duo of Oboh and Kennedy impressed again, with Oboh hitting .625 as he recorded six kills, two blocks and two service aces and Kennedy adding 36 assists.

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big game,” Smith said. “For me, I was just in the right place at the right time. I picked up the ball as it bounced in the center circle after a draw with a head of steam and just headed straight to goal. I thought I was going to pass the whole way down, and I was just trying to draw the double. However, I realized when I got closer to

the goal that the pass was blocked off, so I just went for it. I knew it was an ugly shot, but when I saw it hit the back of the net, I was on such a high!” The Hoyas, however, broke loose again and went on another three-goal run. The Tigers clawed their way back into contention on a four-goal streak that included first career goals for junior attack Erika Grabbi. The 14-14 tied score, however, was quickly broken as Georgetown found the back of the

net twice in a row. It was then on Princeton’s third-straight free-position shot that freshman midfielder Olivia Hompe capitalized, giving the Tigers the opportunity to equalize the match in the final minutes of the game. The rookie scored her first career goal early in the first half, and this was her third of the game. Hompe made a huge impact again when she assisted junior attack Erin McMunn on the tying goal with 1:36 left to

play. Princeton won the following draw and fed Bruno the ball, but a huge stop by Georgetown’s goalie forced the game into overtime. There, Georgetown managed to get all three draw controls and dominated possession time after the Hoyas’ Caroline Tazian scored the winning goal on a shot with her off hand early in the first period. Hompe powered the Princeton offense, putting up six points on three goals and three assists.

Bruno scored a team-best four goals, while senior goalie Caroline Franke recorded 10 saves. Though the teams remained even in draw controls, with Georgetown recording 19 and Princeton 18, the Hoyas outshot the Tigers 34-27 and added 13 ground balls to Princeton’s nine. “I hope that we can do a better job at getting draw controls, especially at such crucial moments in the game,” Smith said. “But we have so much heart as a team that

I do not see this as being a big problem.” After having lost to then No. 6 Loyola and earning a victory over Garden State rival Rutgers, Princeton faces its first Ivy League opponent of the season next Saturday when the team travels to Providence, R.I. to take on Brown. The Bears have gotten off to a perfect start on their season, winning the first trio of games on their schedule, including a victory over Columbia.

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separate Princeton penalties for boarding and tripping gave Clarkson all the space it needed to secure the lead, as two further power-play goals broke the game open during the first 10-and-ahalf minutes of the second period. The Tigers struggled to respond offensively, as they only managed six and eight shots in the second and third periods, respectively. Freshman goalie Colton Phinney registered 27 saves on 30 shots. The Tigers experienced misfortune on Saturday in a 5-0 loss to St. Lawrence (13-16-4, 7-11-4), marking a similarly dull performance to the 7-1 loss they suffered against the Saints at Baker Rink on Feb. 7. While the Tigers were only outshot 9-6 during the opening period, St. Lawrence found the back of the net twice in the opening four minutes of the game. Senior netminder Sean Bonar came in for relief and put up 36 saves, but the Saints still found the net on him once in the first period and twice

in the second. St. Lawrence’s defense stood tall against the Tigers, as they only allowed Princeton to take eight shots over the last 40 minutes of play. The Tigers have not seen the last of Clarkson, however, as they will return to Potsdam this weekend for the first round of the ECAC Tournament. Women Fall to Cornell in ECAC Quarters The women’s hockey team finished the regular season on a high note with a gutsy 4-3 victory on the road against then-No. 3 Cornell. But the Tigers (14-13-4 overall, 10-9-3 ECAC) were unable to repeat their performance in Ithaca this weekend, as the Tigers fell in straight games to lose in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Tournament to Cornell. The Tigers looked like they were on the fast track to victory in the opening game of the best-of-three series Friday night in Ithaca, as they led the Big Red (22-5-4, 15-43) 2-0 after two periods of play. On a five-to-three power play, the Tigers’ senior forward Sally Butler

found the back of the net at 7:47 in the second period, and freshman forward Hillary Lloyd followed suit 25 seconds later to give the Tigers the two-goal advantage. But a three-goal spree over a seven-minute span during the third period gave Cornell the comeback victory in front of the home crowd to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Saturday night started out in the same fashion as Friday night, as Butler put the Tigers on the board first just five minutes into the first period. While Princeton held a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission, they would lose it just 2:19 into the second period, as Cornell’s Morgan Richardson found the net on an unassisted goal. A Big Red goal late in the period gave Cornell the lead at the second intermission, with Princeton now having the chance to perform third-period heroics. But goals by senior forward Denna Laing and freshman forward Cassidy Tucker were not enough for the Tigers, as Cornell scored three more goals in the final period to solidify its spot in the ECAC Semifinal this coming weekend.


In a rematch of the previous weekend’s matchup, the Princeton women fell to Cornell in a playoff series.

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medalist Adam Nelson, formerly from Dartmouth. “At Outdoors last year I came in sixth place, so third place is a huge step up for me,” Rushton said. “Chris did well also — it was huge to have two throwers on the medal stand for the first time in four years.” Rounding out the Tigers’ remarkable showing in Saturday’s field events, junior Adam Bragg won the pole vault, clearing 17 feet, 0.25 inches. The 3000-meter run proved to be quite surprising. Run in two sections, the ‘B’ heat ran first at an honest pace, with Columbia sophomore Tait Rutherford taking the win in a respectable 8 minutes, 17.03 seconds. The more competitive ‘A’ heat, however, went slow and tactical — coming down to a fast kick. Penn’s Thomas Awad won it in only 8:24.75, leaving a bewildered Rutherford the new champion. Starting things off on the track Sunday, senior sub-four-miler Michael Williams took third in a deep field. In a big reversal from Saturday’s 3000m, the mile went out hard and fast. Gritting it out, Williams finished in 4:02.26, beating the old meet record. Given Dartmouth’s unbanked, 200m track, the time converts to a 3:59 mark. “Honestly, I’m pretty happy. This is the deepest mile race Heps has had in awhile,” Williams said. “While it’s a third place, I am pretty satisfied with the way it was run. Hopefully the time will also convert to a NCAA qualifier.” In the 500m, Tom Hopkins came back to win his second individual title of the weekend. He took first in 1:03.55. “As a senior, I’ve been having a lot of those ‘this is my last blah’ moments,” Hopkins said. “I figured, ‘I’m not going to lose to anyone who wasn’t alive during the first Gulf War — let’s win this thing.’ So I did.” Over the course of the rest of Sunday afternoon, however, Cor-

nell started to roar back in the sprints and field events. Freshman William Paulson started to turn things around with a gutsy third place in the 1000m, but it was not enough as the Tigers fell behind. Like the men, the Princeton women also came together as a team to pull points and top performances out of unexpected places. Defending champion Harvard retained the title with 122 points, while the Tigers placed fourth with 79 points behind Dartmouth (102) and Columbia (95). “Our team stepped it up this weekend. We knew we weren’t going to win. But we weren’t complacent — we had a lot of totally unexpected points across the board,” junior Emily De La Bruyere said. “Things that on paper were just not supposed to happen. There was incredible team spirit and everyone was there for each other. Nobody likes finishing fourth, but it was still a great team effort.” The women had several dominating performances in a couple of events in particular. On Saturday, senior Samantha Anderson kept the pole vault title in the Princeton family, as she cleared 12 feet, 9.5 inches to win. Before Anderson, Tory Worthen ’13 had won the pole vault title four years in a row. Freshman Allison Harris gave Princeton a 1-2 punch, going over 12 feet, 1.5 inches for second. In Saturday’s 5000m final, freshman Megan Curham continued her streak of success from cross country and took second place behind NCAA champion Abbey D’Agostino. After going out at a conservative clip, the pace heated up over the final miles until it was just Curham and D’Agostino at the front. D’Agostino cruised away to win in 16:08.70, while Curham got a personal best at 16:12.20. “I didn’t get any splits, I just ran the race how I was feeling and based myself off of the people around me,” Curham said. “It was run in a weird way for me. I guess all championship races are run slow to fast, but I hadn’t done that much. The last mile was basically

where the main racing was.” Sunday bore similar success for the women, as four more Tigers earned runner-up honors. Sophomore Inka Busack finished second in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 8 inches. In the weight throw, Princeton record holder Julia Ratcliffe threw 62 feet, 9.25 inches, behind Harvard’s Ivy League record holder Adabelle Ekechukwu’s throw of 68 feet, 3.25 inches. Bringing in more success in the field events, senior Imani Oliver jumped 41 feet, 8 inches in the triple jump to take second. In the final running event of the meet for the women, De La Bruyere and Curham made sure to leave the track on a high note. With De La Bruyere coming off a 4:48 mile personal best a little over an hour and a half earlier, the 3000m final was going to be a tough one. “We went out in 5:01 through the mile, and it was a little bit scary because everyone was in it at the beginning,” De La Bruyere said. “I was last and thinking, ‘I just ran a mile, I don’t know if I can run faster than this if we pick it up.’” The race soon strung out quickly, and De La Bruyere went on to finish in a new personal best of 9:25.48 in fourth, while Curham was second in 9:22.08. “It was so exciting. The 3k is the last distance event run at Heps; it’s the race where it’s really the last person standing who wins,” De La Bruyere said. “To end with a solid performance in that race was heartwarming.” While losing Heps is always hard for the Tigers given the fierce pride, rivalries and tradition associated with the championship, they left Dartmouth with even more fire for the rest of the year. “We know better than to let the bitterness of defeat take us down even a notch — we’re more mature than that. We take it in stride, make adjustments and train for the next opportunity,” Hopkins said. “After putting in focused work since the summer, we all know that we didn’t come this far just to come this far. We’ll come back stronger in the spring.”


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Tigers finally get past Penn State By Michael Eggleton contributor

Princeton’s volleyball match against No. 10 Penn State on Friday evening was marketed like a Friday Night Fights boxing match, and it lived up to the reputation. In a slugfest, Princeton (5-6 overall, 4-1 EIVA) and Penn State (12-3, 5-1) exchanged blows as Princeton managed to pull off one of the largest upsets in program history in a five-set marathon that went down to the wire. The Tigers had lost each of their last 35 matches against the Nittany PRINCETON 3 Lions, with PrincST. FRANCIS 0 eton last prevailing in 1998 in the EIVA PRINCETON 3 semifinal en route PENN STATE 2 to their first and only EIVA title to date. The Penn State fans arrived en masse, and 30 minutes before the game started there was hardly a spare seat in the house. Come game time you’d have thought that you had turned up to a national championship game with the electrifying vibe created by the 1500plus fans packed into Dillon Gymnasium. “Having the huge crowd and support helped a lot, they were like a seventh man out there, I think a couple of our friends from some of the eating clubs got inside some of the Penn State servers heads,” senior co-captain and outside hitter Pat Schwagler said. Penn State showed why they are 10th in the nation as they got up for an early

lead and never looked back, taking the first set 25-18. The second set started out the same, with Penn state jumping to a 7-3 lead before sophomore outside hitter Devin Stearns transcended to the heavens to send an undefendable shot crashing down on the Penn State defense. A followup ace by freshman setter Chris Kennedy proved to be the catalyst for the Tiger resurgence that was to follow. The Nittany Lions had their tails between their legs as they faced the onslaught of the fired-up Tiger offense. Stearns and freshman middle blocker Junior Oboh combined for a lethal block to take the set 25-22. The Princeton express had gathered momentum and it had no intention of stopping in the thirdset. Junior outside hitter Cody Kessel added six of his 14 kills on the night in the set as the Tigers powered home a 25-19 win. “I think we came out a little bit cold, but as soon as we went into that second game we could feel the crowd behind us and once things started to go our way we knew we had the potential to win. We were able to carry that momentum into the third and once we took that set, we could feel the win within our grasp,” said Stearns of the opening three sets. Entering the fourth set down, the Nittany Lions regained their composure to get out to a 19-11 lead before Princeton head coach Sam Shweisky pulled out the starters to prepare them for the fifth and final set. Senior middle blocker Brad Howard led the resistance with an impressive kill that proved to be a hit with See M. V-BALL page 6


Senior Davis Waddell and freshman Junior Oboh took to the court in front of a packed Dillon Gymnasium Friday night.



Men place second in Heps

Skilled Blue Jays outpace Tigers with strong away showing

By Adam Fisch Senior Writer


Senior jumper Damon McLean placed first in the triple jump.

It requires a total team effort to win the Ivy League track and field crown. At the indoor Heps meet this weekend at Dartmouth, the Princeton men put forth an exceptional display of depth, with Tigers scoring points in 15 of the 19 events — the largest spread of any team in the competition. Led by team captains junior Scott Rushton, seniors Tom Hopkins and Chris Bendtsen, the men waged another fierce battle with perennial title challenger Cornell. Yet despite their depth and fire, ultimately it was not enough as the Tigers fell 117-145 to the dominant Big Red squad. While a loss to Cornell was hard to stomach for the men, over the course of the long, grueling weekend the Tigers had several inspiring individual performances that gave the championship meet its traditional levels of excitement. “In a high-energy meet like the Heps, there are always guys who ignite the spark that gets the whole team going,” Hopkins said. “Building off that energy, we put it all out there and competed until the last event. It’s hard to have regrets when you have nothing left to give.” Kicking Princeton off to a quick start in the two-

day meet on Saturday with a big showing of his own, Hopkins took first in the long jump with a leap of 24 feet, 2.5 inches. Classmate Damon McLean took second right behind him, while sophomore Jake Scinto was fourth to give Princeton a hefty 22 points for the event. McLean made his mark on the record books with an outstanding performance in the triple jump. The All-America jumper has more or less dominated the event in Ivy League competition. Four years of Heptagonal competition has yielded four triple jump titles for the Jamaica native. His mark of 15.53m outpaced his nearest competition by .11m. Fellow jumper junior Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi placed fourth in the event, jumping 15.09m in his final and best attempt. Meanwhile, throwers Rushton and freshman Chris Cook went to work in the shot put. While Princeton has not typically scored many points in the throws, Rushton and Cook turned things around for the Tigers to take third and fourth place — the largest combined point total in several years. Rushton threw close to his best, landing 57 feet, 9.5 inches. Stephen Mozia from Cornell took first with an Ivy League record of 68 feet, 2.5 inches. His throw took the record from Olympic bronze See TRACK page 7



Away trip ends poorly for men, women unable to get past Cornell

Hoyas outlast Princeton in wild 17-16 overtime shootout

By Jack Rogers Associate Sports Editor

Men Drop Final Two Games of Regular Season Over the month of February, the favor of fortune was as cold to the men’s hockey team as the air outdoors, and the transition into March over CLARKSON 3 the weekend was no PRINCETON 1 different as the Tigers (5-24 overall, 4-18 ST. LAWRENCE 5 ECAC) fell in both of PRINCETON 0 their road matches in New York. Princeton fell to Clarkson 3-1 on Friday night in Potsdam, and then suffered a 5-0 shutout the next day to close the regular season at St. Lawrence.

The Tigers hoped to avenge the 4-3 home loss suffered against Clarkson (18-14-4, 11-92) three weeks ago, but penalties hampered the Tigers in Friday night’s loss. The Tigers showed life early in CORNELL 3 the game, as senior PRINCETON 2 forward Andrew Calof intercepted CORNELL 5 a Clarkson pass at PRINCETON 3 Princeton’s own blue line and beat the Golden Knights’ goalie Greg Lewis via the five-hole to even the game at one apiece. Despite the Tigers’ meager three shots during the first period, Calof’s goal was enough to keep the two sides deadlocked going into the second period. However, See HOCKEY page 7

By Victoria Majchrzak Senior Writer

No. 19 Princeton and No. 14 Georgetown have always had a contentious history between their women’s lacrosse programs. Since first playing each other 19 games ago, the score has been decided by one goal eight times. Saturday marked the ninth. The Hoyas (2-1) snuck in a last-minute goal in overtime on Saturday to beat the Tigers (1-2) to earn the 17-16 victory at the Class of 1952 Stadium. The end result reflected how evenlyplayed the match was throughout the two halves. Princeton started out barely ahead

4-3 when Georgetown went on a 6-1 run. With under two minutes to go in the first, however, rookie midfielder Anna Doherty converted on a free-position attempt and sophomore attack Alexandra Bruno found the back of the net twice to close the gap to 8-9 going into halfPRINCETON 16 time. GEORGETOWN 17 Bruno scored the equalizer when play resumed, but Georgetown rattled off two more in response. It was senior defender Colleen Smith’s first career goal that put the Tigers back in the game and evened the score to 11-10. “It was really exciting for a couple of us to get our first career goals in such a See W. LAX page 6

By Andrew Steele Sports Editor

One year ago in Baltimore, Md., a young team with only two games under its belt put on one of the greatest performances in recent Princeton men’s lacrosse memory as they beat the then-No. 3 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays by an 11-8 margin. No. 9 men’s lacrosse (2-1) failed to repeat such a bold performance this time around. No. 5 Johns Hopkins (4-0) put together a convincing 15-9 win at the Class of 1952 Stadium’s Sherrerd Field, pulling away with an 8-1 scoring run during the middle two quarters. A trio of Princeton goals near the end of the third period made it a 12-8 game going into the final 15 minutes. The Blue Jays scored early to pull away, with Ryan PRINCETON 9 B r o w n notch ing HOPKINS 15 the contest’s final goal with 8:36 to play. Brown found the net five times and added three assists for a game-high eight points. Senior captain and midfielder Jack Strabo, who features heavily in the Princeton defensive rotation, noted that managing the pace of play was essential in a competitive first period. After the first quarter, Hopkins was more or less able to dictate play. “In the first quarter we did a good job of controlling See M. LAX page 6

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