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In Opinion Bennett McIntosh criticizes The Princeton Tory’s list of the 10 worst classes at Princeton, and Marni Morse discusses the recent Dartmouth sexual assault case. PAGE 4

Today on Campus 12 p.m.: The European Politics and Society Program will host a lecture on “The Mediatization of Politics: Political Themes in Contemporary Scandinavian Film and Television.” The lecture will be given by University of Copenhagen professor, Ib Bondebjerg. 219 Aaron Burr Hall.

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April 14, 1978 The People’s Front for the Liberation of Southern Africa led over 200 students in a sit-in at Nassau Hall calling for the divestiture of University stock in companies operating in South Africa.


7 awarded Guggenheim Fellowships By Anna Windemuth staff writer

Faculty members Mung Chiang, Emily Thompson, Serguei Oushakine, Claire Vaye Watkins, Meghan O’Rourke, Andrew Cole and Devin Fore were among the 178 winners chosen from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants to receive fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation. Guggenheim Fellowships recognize accomplishments and propositions in academics, the arts or the sciences. Winners receive grants to further their work in time blocks lasting between six and 12 months. Although recipients can spend their grant as they choose, they have to submit a report outlining their accomplishments once the fellowship concludes. Applicants are assessed in groups according to their fields and examined by assigned experts whose final evaluations are forwarded to the selection committee, the foundation’s website explains. “All of us at the foundation are thrilled with the

2014 Guggenheim fellows,” Director of Development and Public Relations at the Guggenheim Foundation Robert Hatter said, adding that the variety of academic backgrounds represented through Guggenheim fellows makes the fellowship particularly unique. Oushakine, a member of the anthropology department, will be on sabbatical next year and plans to research the cultural development of former Soviet satellite states such as Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. “I’m interested in how … they’re dealing with their sovereignty, how they’re trying to link their historical past and how people in these places are trying to reimagine recent history, how they’re trying to reinvent new, independent cultures,” Oushakine explained. Oushakine also challenges the artistic nature of texts and tries to connect them to more general cultural practices, Philip Gleissner GS explained. “He has a very broad overview of the field and he constantly generates new ideas See AWARD page 2



The Princeton Pride Alliance hosted its annual Ice Cream Social in Frist Campus Center on Friday.


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News & Notes U. signs intellectual property rights commercialization agreement

The University signed an IP commercialization agreement with a UK-based intellectual rights commercialization company, IP Group PLC, on Wednesday. The company specializes in the commercialization of intellectual property rights developed at research universities around the world. The agreement will help develop “early stage” opportunities based on intellectual property developed at Princeton that IP Group will now have access to with this new agreement. The agreement has a pilot phase of 18 months and will cover a variety of subjects, including materials, clean technology, medical sciences, human sciences, information technology, electronics, communications and robotics. According to the IP Group website, John F. Ritter, the University’s Director of Office of Technology Licensing, said, “We are excited to be one of the first US universities to partner with IP Group. The collaboration will increase the potential for great companies to emerge from the innovative research at Princeton.” 5 U. affiliates named in Top 30 Thinkers Under 30 list The Pacific Standard named E. Glen Weyl ’07, Alisha Holland ’07, Eugene See NOTES page 3

Admiral and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael G. Mullen will be returning as a guest professor to Princeton this coming fall. He will be teaching the seminar WWS 318: U.S. Military and National and International Diplomacy, which he first taught in the fall of 2012. Mullen held the post of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011 and was involved in overseeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before coming to the Wilson School for the first time in 2012, he also oversaw the operation to assassinate Osama bin Laden. Mullen said that he is looking forward to returning to the University because he has a passion for educa-

tion and enjoyed interacting with students at the University. He added that he was unfortunately not available to teach this year because of family commitments. “Part of the reason I was so excited to come in the first place, and am equally excited to return is because it gives me a chance to interact with young people and also to some degree impart my experience … in real world events that were very complex and very serious,” Mullen said in an interview with The Daily Princetonian. Vice Dean of the Wilson School Keith Wailoo noted that the positive responses of students who took the course in fall 2012 motivated the decision to invite Mullen to return. “And it’s not every day that you can take a course from a decision


maker like Admiral Mullen,” Wailoo added. “We are very lucky to have any of his time.” The course he is teaching, Mullen explained, studies preeminent American diplomats stretching back to Benjamin Franklin but also examines historical US military endeavors to determine what lessons can be learned from them. However, Mullen also placed the topic of his course in a larger context, explaining that his broader concern is the detachment of the military from the American people. He noted that the military makes up less than 1 percent of the American population and that the American people were limitedly involved or affected by the recent wars. “I am a big believer that we have to work hard to create a better un-


Tiger Admirers USG defends choice taken off Facebook to donate proceeds By Ray Mennin contributor

Tiger Admirers, a Facebook page that allowed University students to express love, affection and secret crushes for other members of the University anonymously, was recently removed from Facebook because it was found to be in violation of the website’s policies. The page’s format was that of an ordinary Facebook user, and students would submit poems, YouTube links and confessions to the Tiger Admirers inbox as if they were instant messaging a friend. The administrator of the page, whose identity has been maintained anonymous, would then post these messages as statuses so that University students who were friends of the page could view the posts on their news feed. “Reinstate Tiger Admirers,” a Facebook page created to gather support for Tiger Admirers’ return, explained that Tiger Admirers was shut down because it violated section IV part I of Facebook’s Statements of Rights and Responsibilities. “You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission,” the policy reads. As Tiger Admirers was a user profile rather than a fan page, it was in violation of this rule. The page explained that Tiger Admirers was originally created as a user profile rather than a fan page because its See ADMIRERS page 2

derstanding between the American people and our men and women in uniform,” Mullen said. “And that’s a two way street.” Former Princeton ROTC member and current Second Lieutenant in the US Army Zachary Beecher ’13 took Mullen’s class when it was first offered and said that the experience was exceptional. He explained that Mullen brought both an incredible amount of professional experience in pivotal moments of US military history and also invited distinguished guests to speak to the class regarding the creation of national security policy. The final project for the class, Beecher noted, was to identify and analyze key studies of US military diplomatic power, and the findings See ADMIRAL page 2


from Lawnparties By Durva Trivedi staff writer

USG social chair Logan Roth ’15 defended the committee’s decision to donate proceeds from Spring Lawnparties at the Senate meeting on Sunday. Responding to an audience member’s question, Roth replied that “that specific charity was chosen by a team of people on the social committee, and we chose it because it was local, education-based, and we though they did very good work.” He cited TEAM Charter Schools’ high matriculation rates and work in extremely impoverished areas as examples of the “good work” they provide. “I understand it’s somewhat politically controversial but I’ve said this before, I didn’t think it would be sensational, but this is a pilot year,” Roth said. “I’m so happy that students actually care. My worry was that students wouldn’t care, so next fall, I’m happy to take student input.” U-Council Chair Elan Kugelmass ’14 reiterated that no student funds will go to this charity, and that students who choose to buy merchandise will be knowingly supporting TEAM Charter See MEETING page 3


The Night Market on Friday in East Pyne featured a number of clubs in a celebration of the Taiwanese night market culture.

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whenever you talk to him,” he said. Fore, an associate professor in the German department, shares an office hallway with Oushakine in East Pyne Hall and just published a new book, “All the Graphs: Soviet Factography and the Emergence of Avant-Garde Documentary.” Watkins, a visiting assistant professor in the creative writing department, said she was encouraged to apply for the Guggenheim Fellowship by fellow writers at the University, including professor Chang-Rae Lee. Watkins said she submitted the first two chapters of a longer piece of writing as part of her application. “I’m kind of too superstitious to call it a novel at this

point, but it’s a long piece of fiction about the water crisis in the southwest US,” she explained. “It’s kind of got this mild, futuristic undertone to it.” Professor Thompson, a professor in the history department, said she plans to spend the next academic year writing a book on the transition from silent to sound motion pictures in the American film industry. Thomson will be taking a sabbatical next year, and was also offered a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study. “It was great news not only for the resources that it provides, but also because it’s a vote of confidence in my project,” she said of the Guggenheim Fellowship. Electrical engineering professor Chiang is researching effective learning mechanisms on a massive scale. He said he hopes to use the fel-

lowship to reach out to pedagogy specialists and people with learning disabilities such as attention deficit dis-

“It was great news not only for the resources that it provides, but also because it’s a vote of confidence in my project.” Emily Thompson

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order. Chiang is also the founding director of the EDGE Lab, which aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in networking research.

“He cares about each of us, and he cares about what it is we want to do,” EDGE Lab member Christopher Brinton GS said of Chiang’s leadership in the EDGE Lab. “He has such an ability to bring in interest and even funding for different projects.” Cole, an English professor, was recognized for his work, “The Renaissance of Late Medieval England,” and creative writing lecturer O’Rourke was recognized for her work, “What’s Wrong with Me: The Uncertainties of Chronic Illness,” the University website says. Cole, O’Rourke and Fore did not respond to a request for comment. The Foundation announced the winners on Thursday. However, fellowship recipients have not yet been notified of the particular duration or compensation of their individual fellowships.

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of the students’ research were presented to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Beecher also noted that he thinks the Wilson School should expand the scope of what it studies, for example by offering more courses on

timely topics related to the US military. “We all hope, I think, as Princeton students, that no matter what people do with their education that they will eventually be a voice in their community,” he said. “My only hope, especially as an officer in the military, is that we have an educated populace that understands what using the military means.”

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contents would be made public if it were a fan page and able to be seen from people not affiliated with the school. A Tiger Admirers administrator did not respond to a request for comment as of press time. The shutting down of Tiger Admirers has received various reactions from students. “It’s a shame it got shut down,” Xavier Bledsoe ’17 said. “It’s a good, anonymous forum for Princeton students to express positive things about other students, and a positive use of social media.” David Coneway ’14 also said he was disappointed that Tiger Admirers was shut down, noting that Tiger Admirers was a funny way to play jokes on your friends without

going over the top. However, Pam Soffer ’15 said that she thought the shutting down of Tiger Admirers was a good thing, saying that she did not like the anonymous nature of the page. “I’m a huge fan of saying nice things to people, and I think that if you have something nice to say — or mean, I suppose — you should say it to that person and not hide behind a wall of anonymity,” Soffer said. “It perpetuates a culture of people hiding behind their virtual identity and detracts from our ability to form a community filled with loving connections.” “Reinstate Tiger Admirers” was created to encourage University students to contact Facebook, with the hope of getting permission granted from the Facebook administration regarding the rebirth of the webpage. 100 people are participating and 2,700 more were invited.

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A sign by the temporary Dinky Station misspelled the name of the University. The sign has been removed.

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Yi GS ’13, Andrew Kim GS and Nicholas Carnes GS ’11 as members of the Top 30 Thinkers under 30. The criteria for the list were individuals who would make significant impacts on society politically, culturally and socially.

Weyl graduated as the valedictorian of his class with a concentration in economics and is currently a professor at the University of Chicago. Holland studied at the Wilson School and is currently a graduate student at Harvard University studying comparative politics with a focus on Latin America. Yi was one of the Wilson School’s Scholars in the Nation’s

Service who now works for Twitter’s international division. Kim is also a SINSI Scholar who worked on East Asian diplomacy at the State Department. Carnes, who received his doctorate in politics and public policy from the University, is a assistant professor at Duke University and published his dissertation on class politics as a book.

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Schools and that the USG’s choice to work with this charity doesn’t imply complete support of every aspect of TEAM Charter Schools. The Senate moved into executive session for a private discussion with Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne for an update from Roth about the social committee’s work. IT committee chair Clement Lee ’17 reported that ICE and Tigerapps went down. was also down and is currently experiencing difficulties. Google Chrome has blocked the site, apparently due to malware. Lee said that as a result, the IT committee’s sole focus is going to be on preventing these issues in the future. Chief Elections Manager Amara Nnaeto ’17 noted that 34 people are running for po-

sitions this year. Kugelmass expressed a concern about involvement after seeing that there are nine uncontested races for positions within the class councils. Nnaeto said an email releasing candidates’ names will be sent out to students on Monday. Additionally, Class of 2015 Senator Nihar Madhavan presented findings from a survey sent out via USG email regarding dining options for independent students. Madhavan said students who responded were very opinionated. He and his team said they are planning to increase student grocery access by expanding an existing program at the 2 Dickinson St. vegetarian co-op which lets 30 independent students add grocery orders to 2D’s order. They are planning to pilot cooking classes for independent students in May. U-Councilor Sol Taubin ’16, the project leader for Conversations, a project meant to fa-

cilitate discussions on identity reported that plans have been solidified for an event on May 1. Taubin said 25 facilitators are expected to participate from various partner groups such as ODUS, the LGBT Center, the Fields Center and the Women’s Center, as well as from other identityfocused groups. The Senate approved a request from USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 to form an Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Institutional Equity to generate recommendations about ways to improve campus diversity and equity. Jackson said the committee would be expected to develop diversity leadership training, help centralize diversity resources, encourage open dialogue and more. The public session senate meeting was also followed by a second executive session to discuss the COMBO IV report and additional social committee concerns.

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Bennett McIntosh columnist


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Avoid these worthless classes!


ast week, the University’s premier magazine of conservative thought, The Princeton Tory, posted a list (now retracted) of the sort that has become an unfortunate fixture of American conservative publications: a list of worthless college courses. Sprouting up everywhere from Conservapedia to Business Insider, the idea that American higher education has been overrun by a rash of useless classes has dug its way into the American consciousness. The alleged culprits for this epidemic range from lazy students to liberal professors bringing their skewed views of the world into the classroom, but the underlying message in dismissing so many courses offhand is that college education should fit strict ideals of usefulness in “the real world.” Of course, I cannot defend every course, professor or college attacked in such an article on the basis of their own merits, but creating a category of “useless” courses we are simply uncomfortable with is dangerous and threatens both the integrity and the utility of education. As the Tory post itself reminds us, “a liberal arts education is meant to challenge students’ perspectives, introduce them to new ideas, and prepare participants for successful careers in the 21st century.” How better to challenge perspectives and introduce new ideas than by examining, if not taking, courses which seem at first blush tangential and offbeat? Mocking a course based solely upon a cursory and closedminded reading of its online description represents a disturbing intellectual laziness. The mentality that it builds is worse — if we as students are to avoid exposing ourselves to new ideas because they challenge our perception of which ideas are connected, we are actively opposing the critical thinking and consideration that make a liberal arts education valuable. Worse is that so many such articles obviously set out to find strange and “useless” courses, and, in doing so, approach the curricula with a closed mind — reading to mock rather than to learn. If the reaction to reading about HIS 544: The Environmental History of Medieval Europe is to crack jokes about Al Gore’s “time machine device” and ignore the ideas at hand, we have little hope of learning from medieval deforestation, land use and natural resource exploitation — and perhaps of learning something about these struggles in our own time. A student who desires only to learn about what he or she already knows about can hardly be called a student at all — these classes are essential to our freedom to learn. But how do such classes prepare students for careers? A better question is how can we expect to prepare for careers in the 21st century without challenging our beliefs or making connections between seemingly disjoint ideas? It is all well and good to train future financiers, politicians and scientists in finance, politics or science, but the wellestablished curricula for these vocations represent the way the world is now, or more often the way the world was years to decades ago when curricula were set. To prepare us, the students, for modern careers, we need to study modern issues — issues which come from the interplay between widely divergent trends. Consider one of the courses riffed by the Tory post, AMS 358: Electronic Literature: Lineage, Theory, and Contemporary Practice. While modern college students are indisputably aware of the interplay between social media and their life, precious few have pondered what information technology means for modern literature. Before reading the course description, I hadn’t either, except to mourn the loss of paper books. But I’m now intrigued, for e-books are still a surpassingly static medium, and literature formats which can adapt to and grow with the internet can have vastly more influence. Imagine if The Grapes of Wrath had been published in the format of The New York Times’ features “Snow Fall” or “A Game of Shark and Minnow,” which integrate new formats into in-depth analysis. Anyone who hopes to take a career in journalism, policy or literature would do well to examine the direction in which literature and media are moving, and understand the pitfalls and strengths of this way of storytelling. Even if you, like me, are not planning a career in policy or journalism, the careers that we millennials will hold will be dependent on communication so understanding how ideas spread nowadays — whether via AMS 358 or “Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame,” which tops Business Insider’s list — will be essential for everyone. And this goes for courses which touch on the interplay between, say, poverty and disease, or revolution and entertainment — without considering such interplays, no college can claim to educate effective leaders. So next time you see a silly or surprising course, use it as an opportunity to question your world, not to mock or lament how ridiculous college classes are nowadays. The trend is nowhere near as worrisome and corrupting as one might think, based solely upon list articles online and offhand jokes about underwater basket weaving. Don’t succumb to the temptation to dismiss potentially world-changing ideas as trivial or ridiculous. Instead, read the description with an open mind and maybe even take the class — you just might learn something. Bennett McIntosh is a sophomore from Littleton, Colo. He can be reached at

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Improving advising


s course selection approaches, students are again faced with the issue of academic advising. The courses students take at the University are integral to their Princeton experience. These important decisions are best made with knowledgeable and experienced advice, but such advice is not easily available. Though the University has some competent resources in the assigned faculty advisers, peer advisers through the residential colleges and contact information and databases such as Major Choices or course reviews, the Board believes that these resources fall short of their effectiveness due to their fragmentation, lack of publicity and near-sighted focus on just the next semester. We believe that increased training for faculty advisers and a focus on a longterm comprehensive path through Princeton academics, along with improved awareness of already available resources, will enhance the benefits of academic advising. Faculty academic advisers for underclassmen are assigned at the beginning of freshman year to oversee course selection. These advisers are not necessarily in the same field as the student and often have limited familiarity with courses and professors beyond their own departments. Meetings are usually only once a semester and consist of a cursory glance at preventing an overburdened schedule and ensuring that distribution requirements and

prerequisites are met before signing approval. The Board recognizes the difficulties involved in pairing student and faculty interests and sees the inconveniences of having underclassmen selecting their own advisers. The practicable improvement lies in equipping all the advisers with training necessary for knowledgeably proposing different possible academic paths. Instead of limiting the focus to creating a tolerable next semester, students would be better served if advisers took an interest in helping them see longer-term options and expanding to consider the practical benefits and experience of courses in different fields. Many of the more diverse and interesting upper-level courses require certain prerequisites, and advisers could be more helpful in outlining steps necessary to take a potentially desired set of classes in a semester or two. Princeton has great courses in all departments, and being able to encourage students to taste the unique skills of different subjects would provide a more complete education. Training faculty advisers to be familiar with the prerequisites necessary for advancing in courses in other departments as well as knowing the varied benefits of different courses empower students to chart a path of more interesting, advanced and comprehensive options. Some students informally find the guidance of older students, but not everyone has this convenience. The University does have several resources for students to reach out and connect

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with upperclassmen, such as lists on the Major Choices website and contacts of Peer Academic Advisers on residential college websites, but the fragmentation of these scattered listings and contacts weakens their benefits and does a disservice to the University’s efforts. Moreover, many students are simply not effectively made aware of these tools. Professors, preceptors, faculty advisers and even residential college advisers do not clearly or frequently promote these. For example, each residential college has a list of Peer Academic Advisers who are juniors and seniors willing to be a resource for other students. These advisers are from various departments, and the websites list the specific courses and programs they can advise on as well as how to get in contact with them. The Peer Academic Advisers should be consolidated into one searchable online resource. The consolidation would make it more accessible and user-friendly for underclassman and also more available for upperclassmen that are not part of the residential college system. In the meantime, to spread awareness of these helpful yet fragmented tools, RCAs and faculty advisers should be instructed to show these options to their advisees. Modifying the approach of faculty academic advisers and taking steps to publicize and make databases and resources more readily available would strengthen students’ academic paths and reaffirm the University’s comprehensive support of a truly engaging course of studies.

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Only ‘yes’ means yes Marni Morse



went home for a weekend recently and my parents, who I think of as fairly progressive thinkers, were having a dinner party with like-minded friends. The conversation drifted to the recent acquittal in Hanover of a Dartmouth student, who was on trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow student. Both students had been drinking that night. There may have been a question about how clearly the female student said no, but she most certainly did not say yes to the sexual contact. I was dismayed by how closely the attitudes of the middle-aged women (and men) at my parents’ party tracked the thinking of Susan Patton ’77. At a recent panel held in the Whig Clio Senate Chabmer, Patton claimed that women are responsible for being raped if they dress provocatively and drink too much. As columnist Cameron Langford noted last week, I agree with the sentiment that we limit the sexual assault cases reported and simply exacerbate the problem when we choose to blame the victim. Patton and others

are mistaken about how sexual assault often occurs on campus. While Patton rambled in a feeble attempt to defend herself against a room of angry students, I realized that she just didn’t understand what is happening. Patton seemed to see only two scenarios where women claim rape. One, they said no and they were assaulted anyhow. Like just about every rational person, she acknowledged this was rape. The only other scenario she discussed was when a female agreed to have sex (i.e. consented by saying yes) and then regretted it in the morning and alleged rape. Patton called this “regrettable sex,” and so long as the woman truly was in a state to consent, Patton is at least correct in saying that this isn’t rape. Unfortunately, Patton and others don’t acknowledge that there are shades between what is obviously consensual sex and what everyone agrees is obviously rape. But those shades do exist, and they are considered rape under the law. If the woman is too incapacitated to consent, not saying anything must be considered “no” under all state law. If someone is taking advantage of another person’s inebriated state and coerces consent, this too must

be considered assault. And while these shades of gradation might be difficult to prove in a courtroom, jurors must approach the case with the understanding that the lack of explicit consent is considered sexual assault under most US state laws. When Patton doesn’t even acknowledge that it would be the man’s fault if he has sex with a woman too inebriated to consent, she highlights the problem that society does not understand what consent really entails and what most laws uphold. Instead, she wrongly blames the victim for getting drunk and lets the aggressor off scot-free. This scenario is common, and it is rape. It is occurring on college campuses across the country, and our parents, our school administrators and often our college policies don’t recognize this issue. With any luck, policymakers who have followed the recent Dartmouth case are appalled at the acquittal and will begin to realize that this situation is real and must be acknowledged as rape in order for this behavior to stop. SHARE is right that increased bystander intervention will help. But we need a shift in thinking and policy or even fewer cases of sexual assault will

be reported and the problem will only be exacerbated. The case at Dartmouth, as well as at Harvard, Columbia and so many other colleges, where reported sexual assaults go unpunished, demonstrate that we have an epidemic of rape on college campuses that requires policy changes by administrators. Policies and laws, and the people or juries judging these rules, must acknowledge that only a “yes” is consent. It is no longer adequate to espouse that “no means no” — rather, yes means yes. With such policies, juries would understand that what happened at Dartmouth has to be considered as rape, as no explicit consent was given. Then justice would be met and more victims would be encouraged to report these sexual assaults. These assaults are not just some drunken mistake. Given that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, now is a great time to have this discussion with your parents, grandparents and siblings to help them differentiate between true consent and sexual assault. Marni Morse is a freshman from Washington, D.C. She can be reached at

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his match in the third set. This Sunday, Princeton was edged out by Dartmouth when junior Zack McCourt lost his match in a third set tiebreak. The Harvard (14-6, 3-1) match was a virtual must-win. No. 59 Princeton had dropped its first match to Penn and with Columbia tearing its opponents apart like the Lions they purport to be, the Tigers needed to run the table and beat Columbia in their final game to emerge as league champs. It was an unlikely scenario which now has been rendered irrelevant. The No. 31 Crimson, sporting two ranked duos, easily captured the doubles point. Princeton could do no better in singles, taking just a single first set. The middle of the Harvard lineup was too much for the Tigers to handle and the

Crimson got straight set victories at positions three, four and five. The match was called at that point with McCourt and Colautti down in the second sets of their matches and senior Dan Davies tied 1-1 in his third set. “Despite the final outcome, we had our chances and had we gotten the second set at No. 5, I really think it would have been interesting,” said head coach Billy Pate. “However, Harvard played a great doubles point and capitalized early on opportunities in singles. We battled back in some matches but needed one to turn in our favor.” The gang regrouped and travelled to Hanover where an equally challenging matchup awaited against the No. 40 Big Green (16-5, 3-1). It would prove even more thrilling than the Brown match from a week ago. Dartmouth’s 26th-ranked pair of Cameron Ghorbani and

Brendan Tannenbaum beat McCourt and freshman Alex Day 8-4 at first doubles. Senior Augie Bloom and Davies defeated their opponents 8-5 and the doubles point was in the hands of the freshmen Colautti and Josh Yablon. The comeback kids rallied from 7-5 down to force a tiebreaker. Down 5-2 in the tiebreaker, they willed their way to a win. The teams split the first singles sets, with Princeton winning positions two through four. Colautti and Day eked out two-set wins, as did Dartmouth’s Diego Pedraza. The Tigers needed just one of the trio of three set matches to go their way to beat the Big Green overall. The quest got off to an inauspicious start: Yablon and Davies fell quickly to their opponents. It would come down to first singles with McCourt and Dartmouth’s Dovydas Sakinis. The whole match had been a series of runs. McCourt

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was the first above the 50 percent mark since they played Villanova on March, 18. The return of faceoff specialist junior Justin Murphy precipitated this turn of fortune, along with the general lack of talent on Dartmouth’s unit. “He’s our go-to guy,” Bates said of Murphy. “We struggled a little bit without him. But we’d faced some pretty high-caliber competition over the last two weeks.” More than an inspiring coach or hated rivals, a cohesive group of senior leaders can motivate a team. Anyone who has ever played under respected upperclassmen will know that a team lives and dies by leadership from the final-year players. The strength of their motivation

is that they are playing in a season of last moments: the last preseason; the last game, say, against Penn; the last home game. Turnover may be the nature of college sports. But graduation is, for those very few who continue to the next level in their sport, a moment of profound bittersweetness. “We don’t want it to end for them. And the long debrief afterward was to explain that we need, on a daily basis, to be better. I know I sound like a broken record. But we want to play in a conference playoff game. We want to play in an NCAA tournament.” Only two weekends remain in the men’s Ivy League lacrosse regular season. “For that class, it’s getting towards the end for them. It gets you a little emotional thinking about them. Just for them, I want this team

to understand how to play for a senior class. And I want our senior class to demand a team to play for them.” A heightened sense of urgency exists for the Princeton side, if the Tigers hope to live up to the preseason ambitions which the media and the team itself established. Currently just inside the top four of the Ivy League, they will need a win in the next two games to earn a postseason spot. A pair of difficult upcoming road tests will decide Princeton’s fate. The Tigers will travel this Saturday to Cambridge, Mass. for conference play against Harvard. The Crimson dropped their last game against Penn. The following week, Bethpage, N.Y. will host a season finale matchup between the traditional Ivy powers of Princeton and Cornell.

jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first set before falling in a demoralizing set loss. He fought off three match points down 5-4 in the second, before rattling off three straight games. Down 4-1 in the third, he again clawed back and then some. Breaking Sakinis left and right, McCourt took a 6-5 lead and would serve for the win. But now it was Sakinis’ turn to counter, and he did, forcing a tiebreaker. McCourt fell into a double match point situation down 6-4, but was able to even it. He fought off two more before earning and losing one of his own. Sakinis got his nth match point up 10-9 and finally finished off

the feisty Tiger. Those in attendance knew they had just witnessed one of the tightest team battles collegiate tennis could offer. “Quite simply, this was an incredible college match and it’s unfortunate either team had to be on the losing end of it,” said Pate. “I’m tremendously proud of the effort and poise our guys demonstrated. McCourt did a wonderful job battling back from 1-4 down in the third set. Both he and Sakinis had chances to seal the team win as both held multiple match points. Sometimes it’s a game of inches and it just didn’t go our way today. Nonetheless, we left it all out on

the court and need to keep our heads up. We knew these were two evenly-matched squads and we expected this type of match. I give Dartmouth a lot of credit; they played well and are having one of their best seasons in many years. We’ll have a good week of practice and prepare for another tough match at home for senior day versus Cornell.” The game Pate referenced will be on Friday at the Lenz Tennis Center against the No. 52 Big Red (11-7, 1-3). Princeton will then travel to New York City for its final game against No. 17 Columbia (18-1, 5-0), which has lost just a single singles match in league play this season.


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Tigers earn third-straight Southern crown By Victoria Majchrzak Senior Writer

The women’s water polo team pulled off a three-peat today in Cambridge, PRINCETON 16 Massachusetts on Sunday. The Tigers GW 2 (29-1 overall, 5-0 PRINCETON 13 Southern Division) beat out Brown (18HARVARD 4 5, 3-2) in Harvard’s home waters to win PRINCETON 11 their third straight BROWN 4 Southern Division championship. Princeton started out its tournament against George Washington. The fifth-

seeded Colonials (12-15, 2-3) were unable to stop the barrage of black and orange shots, allowing 14 goals in the first three quarters while unable to produce on offense. The Tigers took the match 16-2, with nine different Princeton players finding the back of the net during the game. Freshman two-meter defender Hannah Lapkin led the offensive charge, scoring four goals, while sophomore goalie Ashleigh Johnson posted 12 stops. The Tigers continued their doubleheader that day against Ivy League rival Harvard, picking up a dominating 13-4 victory. The Crimson (14-18, 3-3) put up just two goals to the Tigers’ 12 in the first half. A trio of Princeton utility players shared


the honor of having the most goals in the game, with sophomore Diana Murphy, junior Ashley Hatcher and senior Molly McBee each scoring three goals apiece. Junior utility Taylor Dunstan added five assists to the scoring effort, while defensively, Johnson made 17 saves and junior goalie CeCe Coffey put up two. Princeton confidently entered the finals of Southerns, having already beaten Brown 11-6 earlier this month. The Bears (18-15, 3-2) never managed to hold a lead throughout the matchup. Senior Kate Rigler dominated the scoring effort with five goals, while Murphy again made the leaderboard, scoring two goals. Johnson again stopped 12 balls from finding the

back of the net. This is the just the second time in Princeton women’s water polo history that the team has won three straight Southern Division titles. The last time a Tiger team earned that honor was the 2004-2006 run. “Each year has been different,” Coffey said. “But this season teamwork and flexibility have definitely been the keys to our success. We put a lot of time this fall into getting to know each other in and out of practice, and it pays off when we’re able to work together in the big games to adjust to whatever the other team throws at us. At (the Eastern Championships), we expect the games to be just as exciting and challenging as they were in 2012 and

2013. As one of the top seeds, we’re also looking forward to the chance to defend our title and earn a trip to the NCAA elite eight at USC!” No. 10 Princeton has lost just one game this season, to then-No. 10 San Jose State while the then-No. 8 Tigers were on their spring break trip in California. Last year’s Eastern Championships included a semifinal thriller against Hartwick, when the Tigers barely edged out 12-11 doubleovertime victory before sealing the title against Michigan in a 7-5 win. The Tigers await the announcement of seeds and play schedule for the CWPA Eastern Championship in late April, hosted by Bucknell University.


Women lay solo claim to first place in Ivy League By Eddie Owens Associate Sports Editor

Women dispose of Harvard and Dartmouth, move to 5-0 in league play “These girls are on fire,” said Alicia Keys of Princeton women’s tennis, approximately. The No. 69 Tigers (16-5 overall, 5-0 Ivy League) came away with a surprisingly easy 5-2 win over No. 46 Harvard Saturday and then defeated Dartmouth by the same score on Sunday. They have now won eight straight matches, including the first five of the Ivy League schedule. The last year they PRINCETON 5 accomDARTMOUTH 2 plished PRINCETON 5 e i t h e r was 2010, HARVARD 2 when they won the last 10 matches of the regular season and ran the league table. “Our team mantra is ‘proud of what’s done, but not satisfied,’” said junior Lindsay Graff. “It’s the first time since I’ve been here that we’re close to winning the Ivy League title, but we know the dangers of looking too far ahead.” The match against the Crimson (10-6, 2-2) was supposed to be tight: a pivotal contest involving two of the top three teams in the league. What the large Lenz Tennis Center crowd got was domination. The duo of Graff and freshman Alanna Wolff took the first doubles match 8-5 and sophomores Emily Hahn and Amanda Muliawan followed suit to put Princeton up 1-0. “Once we got the doubles point, we met as a team and said if we played assertively it wouldn’t go Harvard’s way,” said Graff. Well, they must have done just that because it certainly did not go the Crimson’s way. Harvard dropped four of six first sets and the Tigers had the match won shortly thereafter when Graff, Wolff and freshman Dorothy Tang all completed straight set victories. Only the fifth court went to a third set, where junior Katie Goepel prevailed 6-2. The win makes it five in a row over Harvard, the longest streak against the Crimson in program history. The team followed this up by taking care of business against Dartmouth (6-8, 2-2) the next day. The Big Green are by no measure a weak opponent, but the Tigers made it look as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. Hahn and Mu-

liawan made quick work of their Big Green opponents in an 8-1 win at second doubles. Tang and junior Joan Cannon won the point for the Tigers with their 8-4 win in the third slot. Princeton then took every first set of singles and there was talk of a sweep amongst the orange and black faithful. Graff, Wolff and Tang again provided the next three points and again Goepel pushed it to five, this time in straight sets. Taylor Ng and Melissa Matsuoka fought valiantly and salvaged a couple points for the Big Green. “We knew they would be a tough team,” said Graff. “They’ve surprised us in past years. We’ve been able to gain confidence with each match. Everyone showed up to compete, that’s all we can ask for.” Next weekend will see the conclusion of Ivy League play, and Princeton visits Cornell Friday before hosting Columbia Sunday. Cornell (7-7, 0-4) is among the weakest teams in the league and should not provide much of a challenge to the mighty Tigers. Columbia (15-3, 4-1), however, had kept pace with Princeton until its loss to Yale yesterday. Still, the No. 33 Lions are a quality squad, having dispatched Harvard 6-1 last weekend. Assuming both teams win their Friday matches against the bottom feeders of the league, the match will function as a playoff with the winner earning the Ivy League’s automatic NCAA berth. “I’m looking forward to it,” said Graff. “They beat us earlier this season at ECACs, but we’ve made a complete transformation since then, especially with regards to our team unity.” It promises to be a fantastic event, and, lucky for the Tigers, will take place in the cozy confines of Lenz Tennis Center. Men fall out of Ivy League contention with losses to Harvard and Dartmouth Princeton could not ride the momentum from last week’s sweep and instead ended up with almost a perfect inversion of those results. Last Saturday, the Tigers (12-10 overall, 2-3 Ivy League) DARTMOUTH 4 downed PRINCETON 3 Yale 6-1. T h i s HARVARD 4 Sat u rday, PRINCETON 0 they lost 4-0 at Harvard. Last Sunday, Princeton beat Brown 4-3 after freshman Tom Colautti won See TENNIS page 5


Junior attackman Mike MacDonald looked on as one of his two goals found the back of the net. He also added two assists on the day.

Senior day win comes over Big Green By Andrew Steele Sports Editor

Men’s lacrosse (7-4 overall, 2-2 Ivy League) did not face a significant threat from a visiting Dartmouth (1-8, 0-4). The Big Green played with the intensity of a nothing-to-lose side, but their efforts fell short in a 13-10 win for the Tigers. The home team trailed only once, as Dartmouth midfielder Billy Heidt had the first of his two goals six minutes in to pick up a 2-1 lead. However, Princeton responded with increasingly aggressive play and had amassed an 8-4 lead — junior midfielder Kip Orban had a pair characteristic PRINCETON 13 of late period goals — DARTMOUTH 10 when the halftime buzzer sounded. A 12-7 lead was the home team’s largest for the day. One bright spot came for an already-sunk Dartmouth side in the fourth quarter, as they outscored Princeton 4-3 in the final 15 minutes. Post-game, head coach Chris Bates acknowledged that his team could have earned a more convincing victory with a sharper effort. “Today was a little bit lackadaisical,” Bates said. “Honestly, having watched us practice the past two days, we let them know we didn’t practice well. We thought we’d get a crisper effort today. We’ll take the win. But we didn’t feel like it was a really disciplined team effort.” “Dartmouth believed they could win until the very end of the game,” he added. “Candidly, we could have pulled away and I think ended this thing a little bit earlier.” While a win does surpass the alternative, it appeared Bates’ team fell short of their potential during the course of play. In fact, it appeared as if his side

played down to the level of competition Dartmouth provided. Before the contest the program honored the senior class, who played what may be their final game on Sherrerd Field. None of the fourth-year players were, however, able to find the back of the net, with all of Princeton’s goals coming from underclassmen. A moment of selflessness among the final year players did stand out. With about four minutes played in the fourth quarter, a Dartmouth shot and a save from junior goalie Eric Sanschagrin led to a fast attempt for Princeton. Senior midfielder Tom Schreiber held the ball in his stick, attacking the opposing goal. His classmate and fellow cocaptain midfielder Jack Strabo also made his way into the offensive zone. As it had been all day, the Tigers had the Big Green defense off-guard. Schreiber had what would likely have been an automatic look at the goal. However, he fired a pass at Strabo, who would not be able to hold on to possession. Perhaps Schreiber figured that his teammate had a better shot. But perhaps he thought that a senior day goal would be well-deserved for one of the hardest working players on the team in his final season. Also worthy of note — of course, it remains unclear how much attention a statistical streak deserves — is that a 26-game streak spanning over two seasons came to a disappointing end. Schreiber had scored three-plus points in 26 consecutive contests. That level of output does not have a parallel elsewhere in Division I lacrosse. Additionally, his two points on the day left him just shy of a double-century mark, as his career total now sits at 199. One streak that continued was Or-

ban’s 24 consecutive games with a goal. When asked post-game about the consistent level of production, the junior — whose shot is one of the nation’s finest — humbly deferred to the feeding ability of his teammates. “When I score those, I’m generally the recipient of great off-ball moment,” he said. “Our two-man system really forces us to play well together. Our offensive unit — the first six guys — we work well with each other. It’s just … whoever’s in the right spot at the right time.” Freshman midfielder Zach Currier tallied four points on three goals and an assist. Contributing on faceoffs and the second midfield line, he played a complete game which proved why he was one of the nation’s most highly-touted recruits. About three minutes into the second quarter, the Big Green realized that they would have no answer for the Canadian rookie, as he danced almost mockingly through their defensive line with what appeared to be a series of impossible dodges. His doorstep finish drew a high hit and a flag, but the penalty was wiped out by the score. Bates pointed to the competitive fire Currier had kindled before the contest. According to his coach, “he was clearly the star of the game.” Also in prime form lately has been sophomore attackman Ryan Ambler. His usage has been increasing throughout the season, and his strong feeding ability has been supported by a heightened scoring touch. Ambler tallied a team-high seven points on three goals and four assists. His stat line of 20 goals and 17 assists makes him the team’s second leading scorer, behind the 50 points of Schreiber. Princeton’s 17-27 faceoff advantage See M. LAX page 5

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