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News & Notes Elements ranked 20 among U.S. restaurants

Princeton’s Elements ranks 20th of the 100 best American restaurants, according to the Opinionated About Dining’s survey. Elements is the only New Jersey restaurant on the list. Since the annual survey was created in 2012, Elements, which first opened in 2008, has consistently moved up the list. Executive Chef Scott Anderson, a two-time semifinalist for the James Beard Award’s best chef in the Mid-Atlantic also opened the smaller Mistral last year in Princeton. Elements will be moving from its current location on Bayard Lane to the second floor above Mistral, on 66 Witherspoon Street, according to dining blogger Rosie Saferstein. This will reduce the seating capacity of Elements, but will allow Mistral to share its liquor license. The survey used 140,000 reviews by more than 4,000 diners who rank restaurants based on quality and quantity. Element’s ranking puts Anderson in the company of esteemed chefs like José Andrés, Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz and Dan Barber.

STUDENT LIFE

TI elections held after 21 Club scandal By Lorenzo Quiogue staff writer

Tiger Inn elected four new officers on Monday to replace the four officers who resigned on March 10 following an unauthorized party. Oliver Bennett ’15, the vice president prior to the incident, was elected president. Adam Krop ’15, Andrew Hoffenberg ’15, Ren Scott ’15 were elected vice president, social chair and house manager, respectively, while Brendan Byrne ’15, the social chair prior to the incident, was elected treasurer. Francie Jenkins ’15 was appointed safety czar. The new officers did not respond to requests for comment. The elections come after the former president, house manager, treasurer and safety czar resigned following what was officially called a “security breach” at the club on March 9. The breach was found to be an unauthorized party of the 21 Club, according to two members with knowledge of the situation. An email sent to all TI members following the incident said that the officers did not plan, host or participate in

the party, but they did allow it to happen. The 21 Club groups 21 juniors and seniors who participate in an annual initiations ritual where every member must consume 21 beers in 42 minutes. The elections were preceded by a “town hall” meeting between the members and the graduate board. In the meeting, the graduate board explained the details of the incident that led to the resignation of the four officers, and discussed the plans of the club going forward. Graduate board president Robert “Hap” Cooper ’82 did not respond to emails and text messages, as well as did not return phone calls. Former graduate board president Eric Pedersen ’82 said he was unavailable for comment Tuesday. After the officers resigned, a petition criticizing the decision circulated among the members of the club, according to a member with knowledge of the events. The petition obtained over 100 signatures, but did not reverse the decision. “The decision [to fire four See 21 CLUB page 4

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Members of eXpressions prepare for their upcoming spring show “Fixation” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. See Street this Thursday for full coverage of the show.

BEYOND THE BUBBLE

Christie’s approval rating dips post-Bridgegate By Jacob Donnelly staff writer

New Jersey Gov. and ex-officio University trustee Chris Christie’s approval rating is at an all-time low of 41 percent, according to a March 11 Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll. Emails and text messages between Christie aides Bridget Anne Kelly and David Wildstein surfaced in early January, which suggested that the aides orchestrated the closure of lanes in September 2013 on the

George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest bridge, causing gridlock. The bridge connects Manhattan to Fort Lee, N.J., whose mayor, Mark Sokolich, had previously declined to endorse Christie for reelection and whose state senator, Loretta Weinberg, opposed a judge Christie had nominated for the New Jersey State Supreme Court. Christie apologized in January for the incident but has denied personal involvement. Wildstein has said he had told the governor about the

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lane closures. A lawyer for Sokolich said in a statement on Feb. 24 that the mayor had met with federal prosecutors regarding an investigation into the lane closures. NBC New York reported later that week that ambulance response times had doubled or quadrupled during the gridlock, citing Fort Lee officials. Also in February, a legislative commission charged with investigating the so-called Bridgegate scandal issued subpoenas to Kelly and former campaign manager Bill St-

epien, to which their lawyers refused to respond. The issue was debated in court on March 11, and the judge in the case has yet to issue a ruling. The outside counsel hired by the Christie administration to investigate Bridgegate exonerated Christie on March 27, blaming rogue aides. “Gov. Christie’s account of these events rings true,” the report reads. “It’s corroborated by many witnesses, and he has conducted himself at every turn as someone who has nothing to hide.”

However, State Assemblyman John Wisniewski, a Democrat, faulted the report for not interviewing Kelly and other Christie aides, some of whom had refused to cooperate. The Democratic National Committee called the report “nothing more than an expensive sham.” David Samson, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, resigned a day later. A Sept. 13 email from Wildstein to Kelly stated, “Samson [is] helping us to retaliate,” but Christie attribSee BRIDGEGATE page 3

BEYOND THE BUBBLE

Jadwin Hall U. professor talks Constitution, democracy renovated for energy efficiency By Jacqueline Gufford staff writer

By Jeron Fenton staff writer

The University is reassessing the efficiency of Jadwin Hall, which houses the Physics Department, as part of an effort to reduce its greenhouse gas emission rates to 1990 levels by 2020. The University’s greenhouse gas emission totaled 95,455 metric tons in 1990. Emissions rose by approximately 20,000 over about a 20year period, reaching a high in 2008. One major renovation that recently took place in Jadwin was the replacement of air handling systems and duct work. Renovations began in 2009 and are 95 percent complete, according to the Times of Trenton. “Air handlers in the basement were at the end of their useful life. You cannot occupy the building if the air handlers are not working,” Program Manager with the Office of Design and Construction Mark Wilson said. To combat this problem, a penthouse was built on the roof of Jadwin with brand new air handlers, and the old air handlers were removed from the basement. Project Manager of the Office of Design and Construction Catherine Altadonna said that Jadwin needs a constant supply of fresh air to function as a lab but that this process is very intensive because it involves warming or coolSee JADWIN page 2

The Constitution should represent democratically endorsed political ideas and beliefs, and if we enforce inherited rules on which the polity no longer agrees, the Constitution can become a cage that binds citizens, politics professor Keith Whittington argued in a lecture on Tuesday. Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics and director of graduate studies of the Politics Department at the University. Whittington introduced the larger context behind his argument by discussing the work of University of Texas Law School professor Sanford Levinson, using Levinson’s work to highlight the persistent theme in political thought that the Constitution needs overhauling. Whittington noted that in the view of scholars like Levinson, the Constitution’s flaws cause gridlock and its mechanisms prevent change. However, Whittington narrowed his discussion to address how a Constitutional trap can be avoided. Whittington dwelled on three points to frame his argument: higher law, interpretation and the ability to change the Constitution. To determine what fundamental principles are, Whittington said, we must begin by determining our higher law. Whittington explained that he believes higher laws to be self-evident truths that are accepted because of their moral correctness. See DEMOCRACY page 3

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Ongoing renovations in Jadwin Hall include replacement of air handling systems and duct work. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions.

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ing air from outside. The new air handlers ameliorate this problem by performing heat recovery. “We are taking advantage of the energy that we already paid for and recycling it back into the building,” Wilson said. Altadonna noted that the new air handlers also reduce the noise and vibrations that were unfavorable to physics experiments. Another renovation that took place in Jadwin was the installation of chilled beams, which Wilson explained are essentially radiators that run in reverse. Due to the natural buoyancy of air, these chilled beams must be placed methodically in ceilings to cool

warm air as it rises. “Instead of running warm water through the radiator to heat the room, we run cool water through, and it cools the room,” Wilson said. The University also installed daylight-harvesting light systems. Daylight-harvesting light systems calculate the amount of daylight that hits a work surface and then adjust the artificial light accordingly to reduce electricity usage. Wilson explained that the University decided to renovate Jadwin after systematically identifying the buildings on campus that use the most energy. Jadwin, built in 1968, caught much attention. Altadonna explained that Jadwin, now primarily an administrative building, was originally used more for science and was built at a time

when energy was a less prevalent issue. “Energy was considerably less expensive in the ’60s, so it was not as critical of a conversation,” Altadonna said. Shibayev said that he likes the Jadwin renovations overall. “I think the physics department and administrators have really done their best in trying to keep the building up to date and sufficiently modernized,” he said. However, Shibayev said there is still room for improvement in several locations, starting with the basement. “None of the ceilings in the basement are covered; it looks more like a factory rather than a high-quality research institution in that regard,” he said. Shibayev also noted that there is some outdated equipment in the fourth floor core lab rooms.

Wilson explained that “there are certainly other buildings that the University would love to tackle. The schedule is indeterminate at this point; this is key to the long-term sustainable efforts of the University, absolutely.” Director of the Office of Sustainability Shana Weber explained that the University will face the challenge of reducing its carbon footprint as new infrastructure continues to be built. She noted that although the University has added over half a million square feet of new building space since 2008, it is still tracking very well for the goal. The University’s “commitment is to reduce our absolute emission numbers regardless of how many more students and employees we have or how many more buildings we build,” Weber said.


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Christie’s presidential hopes still alive BRIDGEGATE Continued from page 1

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uted the resignation not to the Bridgegate incident but to Samson recognizing the need for new leadership. “[Samson] has been an effective handmaiden of the governor in getting funds to projects that the governor wants, and I’d said he’s been irresponsible in terms of the mission of the Port Authority,” Jameson Doig, University professor emeritus of politics and public affairs, said. Doig added that Christie’s recent proposal to split the Port Authority into separate New Jersey and New York agencies is a smokescreen intended to divert attention from Christie and Samson’s irresponsible behavior. However, Tom Byrne ’76, former New Jersey State Democratic Committee chair, called Christie “resilient.” “His stock has gone down nationally, but most donors have been around politics for a long time, and they know how quickly things can change, both on the downside, as we’ve seen, but also on the upside,” Byrne said. Byrne noted that his own father, former New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne ’49, was reelected with 55 percent of the

vote eight months after he had had a 16 percent approval rating. He added that while the scandal may have hurt Christie, Christie still has a pathway to the Republican nomination for president in 2016. “Where I see things now is that most mainstream Republicans are now sounding out Jeb Bush than was the case before,” Byrne said. “And so if Bush isn’t

“I think people within New Jersey still realize all the great work he’s done.” Evan Draim ’16,

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interested or doesn’t catch on, and Bridgegate settles out, and people are convinced he didn’t have any role in it, his stock could come back up.” Evan Draim ’16, president of the Princeton College Republicans, said Christie’s record of achievement and bipartisanship qualified him to be President.

Draim is a former writer for The Daily Princetonian. “The fact that he’s able to accomplish things like property tax reduction, taking on the teacher’s unions — those are things he’s been able to accomplish with people across the aisle, and I think that’s a skill he brings to the table in 2016,” he said. Draim added that Christie’s charisma and status as a Washington, D.C. outsider would serve him well in 2016, noting that voters tend to seek out the antithesis of any two-term president like Barack Obama after eight years in office. In terms of Bridgegate, Draim said Christie’s response to the scandal was more indicative of his quality as a leader than the fact that a scandal occurred. “Within that four-, eightyear period, it’s almost inevitable that there’s going to be some scandal, big or small, that threatens their trust or their credibility,” Draim said. “Christie was very forthright about everything he knew about the scandal [and] gave a two-hourlong press conference right after it broke.” “I think people within New Jersey still realize all the great work he’s done,” he said. Colin Reed, a spokesman for Christie, did not respond to a request for comment.

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Whittington: laws up to interpretation DEMOCRACY Continued from page 1

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In turn, higher laws are related to interpretation, Whittington claimed, because Constitutional rules can then be “understood in the light of moral principles.” The ability to change the Constitution is also necessary for it to reflect the changing principles of the polity, he argued, adding that subsequent generations cannot make conscious choices on Constitutional principles without a mechanism for change. “At the end of the day, the [constitutional rules] that we are willing to engage in must be both reasonable and voluntary,” he said. He also supported the argument that Constitutional rules need to be represen-

tative of deliberation and choice by noting Framer Thomas Jefferson’s concern that one generation should

“At the end of the day, the [constitutional rules] that we are willing to engage in must be both reasonable and voluntary.” Keith Whittington Politics Professor

not bind another to its principles. He explained that inherited rules enforced because we believe they should not be contravened are tan-

tamount to the imposition of a “foreign power’s” ideals, where the foreign power is a previous generation. Instead, on issues of constitutional deliberation, the majority must determine what guiding principles will be used to create constitutional rules and influence interpretation, Whittington said. He added that by doing so, “democracy is not trapped by the Constitution, democracy instead creates the Constitution.” The 13th Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism, entitled “Is the Constitution a Cage?” took place at 4:30 p.m. at Dodds Auditorium. It was cosponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

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TI held elections for new officers and a town hall meeting with the graduate board on Monday.

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officers] … will likely produce no productive results, has served only to further alienate the membership and foster the impression that the Graduate Board views us as irresponsible children,” the petition read. “The truth is this: the new officer corps inherited a hostile environment, which was the product of years of irresponsibility and bad luck.” The petition proposed the creation of two new representatives per class, who would work with the gradu-

“The truth is this: the new officer corps inherited a hostile environment, which was the product of irresponsibility and bad luck.” TIGER INN PETITION cooperation we propose the

establishment of two additional elected representatives for each of the Junior and Senior classes. These representatives, elected and held accountable solely by their respective class years, would serve on a Task Force with the Graduate Board, the primary objective of which would be to increase transparency, accountability and representation in the Club’s governance,” it said. The member added that the four officers who resigned could have technically been reelected to their original positions, but a different set of officers was elected in their place instead.

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y mother was an artist. She went into college as an artist and came out of it as one. At no point did she second-guess this career because of dips in the economy, cautionary tales of the struggling artist or the expansion of departments in “usable” majors. At no point did she doubt herself and acquire a backup. However, I grew up always making sure I had a safety net, as if I were afraid of the next fall. Regrettably enough, I’ve found that this is the case for many Princeton students. Why is it that so many students fear the “noguarantee” pathway even if that risk might be right for them? Why is it that so many Princeton students shy away from visual arts, music, philosophy and creative writing or at best, say they’d only pursue these subjects through extracurricular activities, rather than more professional means? Can we really consider it wise and advisable for students to make their passions their backups if their “real” jobs don’t pan out? From speaking with secondgeneration immigrant students, I’ve heard stories of their parents pursuing bold careers in the arts and humanities in their own countries, only to direct their children toward more secure futures. While I completely understand this desire for their children to have financially stable lifestyles post-college, I worry that this mentality will produce an entire generation of workers in the corporate, law and medical industries, and not a single artist or intellectual to be seen. I consider my college experience to be somewhat of an equalizer. To a certain extent, I’ve been able to get financial aid for projects and international trips that would be beyond my family’s income, receive the same education as the kid whose father once worked on the board of a Fortune 500 company and make a decent number of connections at and outside this institution. So why do I still have money on my mind? Why do I associate certain jobs with poverty if many people in these professions have been successful? After all, if someone in this world has to make money from being an artist, writer or philosopher, why can’t it be me? The American Dream supposes that through hard work, you can succeed at what you’re good at, so why does “what I’m good at” have to be restricted by jobs in economics, medicine or STEM? Shouldn’t the Dream leave space for students to create new niches instead of merely filling out pre-made positions? I realize that this might be asking for an ideal, but maybe this is what the University needs to do if it’s “in the nation’s service.” Just from logging on, we can see so many examples of young entrepreneurship — of people wanting to connect with people in new ways that wouldn’t have happened unless some person had taken a chance on an idea. They redefined limits and used their talent and ingenuity to create space for their work. In this way, the leaders of startup companies have made entrepreneurship become a reasonable career choice, something that might not have been so readily pursued a few years ago. Perhaps encouragement of trailblazing can be applied to other fields as well. We should consider that if students are so scared of pursuing certain majors, then the University should provide additional support to encourage learning and development of skills in these areas. This could include providing professions advising tailored for liberal arts majors, offering less competitive funding opportunities for research projects and holding panel discussions with professors and professionals in those fields. If the University caters so successfully to certain majors, the support should be distributed across the board. After all, we should be nurturing students to allow them to demonstrate exceptional proficiency in the arts and humanities. Such skills should not be left vulnerable to societal beliefs of what a successful career is. Isabella Gomes is a sophomore from Irvine, Calif. She can be reached at igomes@princeton.edu.

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pril is now upon us, which means one thing to the masses of bleary-eyed seniors who fill Firestone Library: Thesis due dates are drawing near. But while some seniors have already finished writing their theses, had them bound and turned them in, others have over a month to go until their due dates. Traditionally, each department has decided its own due date. As a result, due dates range from late March to early May. The Board believes that the lack of a standardized thesis date is detrimental to the thesis writing process, class unity and the senior year experience and therefore proposes implementing one due date for all senior independent work. While deadlines for junior independent work also vary, this is less problematic. For one, there is more variation across departments when it comes to junior papers; while some departments require one, others require two. Senior independent work is more normalized in that nearly every A.B. department requires one thesis. In addition to this, senior independent work is a more defining experience, and thesis due dates affect senior class attitudes and unity in a way that does not apply to juniors, as explained below. One practical reason for a standardized thesis deadline is that it will increase awareness of when theses are due. Throughout the year, both seniors and professors can express confusion about their theses deadlines. Each department’s due date can change from year-to-year, especially because they are often based on days of the week, rather than days of the month. In addition to this, the time of day at which theses are due var-

ies by department. Professors may also be unaware of their advisees’ due dates because they have a full schedule of teaching and research in addition to advising, so it is not their only priority. When seniors and their advisers are unaware of due dates, it is clearly detrimental to the seniors’ progress. If there were one standardized date and time at which all theses were due, all seniors and advisers would be on the same page and would be able to remind each other of the deadline, leading to increased awareness. Another reason to implement a standardized thesis deadline is that it is fairer. As an example, each semester, Dean’s Date sets one deadline for all students’ written work. This promotes fairness because everyone has the same amount of time to complete his or her work. With one thesis deadline, each senior would have an equal amount of time both to complete work and to enjoy postthesis life. Recognizing that there is a difference in the amount of time and possible setbacks to science concentrators required to conduct a lab experiment and produce conclusions than, say, a history major who has the liberty of creating a steady work schedule, the Board recommends a mid-April deadline that is between the current due date extremes. As Dean’s Date does for all undergraduates, a single thesis deadline would increase encouragement and a sense of unity among members of the senior class. On Dean’s Date, there is a pervasive sense that we are all in it together, and students encourage one another as they work. A uniform thesis deadline would do the same thing for the senior class. One deadline would also promote

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unity after theses are turned in. As it stands, the senior class is very divided during the second half of the spring semester: Some are hard at work on theses, while others can relax and enjoy the end of their time at the University. If all theses were due on the same day, seniors would be united. When theses are turned in, seniors finally have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their coursework, bond with their classmates in enjoying their last few weeks at the University and practically prepare for their life transition. As it stands, it is unfair that some seniors with very late thesis due dates have little time to complete their Dean’s Date work and study for finals. In addition, the fact that some seniors are working on their theses longer than their peers and thus not spending time bonding with their senior friends is a detriment to the senior experience. The one potential problem with a standardized deadline is the stress that it will put on the organizations that provide binding services, as there are only a few places in town that do this. However, with more organization and planning in advance, it should be feasible for these businesses to have all theses bound by the deadline. The Board does not believe that concerns about local businesses should play a large role in shaping the University’s academic policies, especially because a standardized deadline would significantly strengthen seniors’ independent work experiences and sense of community. While thesis dates currently vary by academic department, there is no convincing reason for this tradition to continue. A single thesis deadline would create a fairer, more unified and overall better experience for all seniors.

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s we are well aware, Susan Patton ’77 has been very outspoken in her views about women, hooking up and sexual assault. On several occasions, Ms. Patton has blamed victims and described perpetrators as relatively unaccountable for the acts of violence they perpetrate. We acknowledge that Ms. Patton has an opinion vastly different from our own and recognize that Ms. Patton and those who share her views contribute to an environment that tolerates sexual violence and discourages otherwise caring community members from intervening when they notice problematic behavior. Multiple persons, including our faculty, have taken a stand to correct the social norms and to encourage our community to more actively support victims and challenge the harmful sentiments espoused by the Susan Pattons of the world. As Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education peers, we are grateful for the course correction initiated by the faculty and seek to add to the conversation by giving our campus community the critical tools needed to achieve our universal goal of preventing sexual violence. While we acknowledge that “risk reduction” techniques that encourage individuals to take action to protect themselves have their place in this discussion, we also recognize that an individual will never be able to completely protect him or herself because it is perpetrators who choose to commit acts of violence. As SHARE peers, we are aware that sexual assault experiences vary

greatly. However, a common theme for many victims is the overwhelming feeling that they are to blame for their own victimization. This sentiment stems from being told by family, friends, media and individuals in positions of power in their lives to be careful and not to “drink too much” or “dress too sexy.” When they become victims, they are so burdened by self-blame that they are inhibited from reporting their sexual assaults and/or seeking support and resources. Ultimately, this dangerous socialization allows perpetrators to continue violating others unchecked. As clearly demonstrated by the high numbers of individuals who experience sexual assault, risk reduction techniques and the notion of reminding people to be careful are NOT effective prevention methods. Instead, we must focus on what research and best practice standards have shown actually prevents problematic behaviors: bystander intervention. It is important to know that there are many ways to intervene that fit any personality and situation. We teach the “3 Ds of Intervention”: direct, delegate and distract. Direct intervention refers to confronting the situation head-on. If, after evaluating the situation, you determine that it may not be in your best interest (e.g., for personal safety reasons or other social pressures) to handle it on your own, you can delegate or find another person who is better positioned to intervene. A distraction interrupts the escalation of the conflict so either the perpetrator or potential victim has their attention diverted, and one party is removed from the situation. Since language, like victim blaming or sexist statements, can contribute to

the perpetuation of violence, we have a responsibility to intervene to prevent the spread of these harmful ideas. When addressing language, direct intervention is often the best approach. A direct intervention can range from explaining to someone why their language is damaging to simply saying, “Hey, that’s not cool.” By directly addressing a person’s language (in a non-shaming way), the person gets an opportunity to reflect upon the power of their words and the impact on others, allowing them to choose their words more cautiously in the future. When situations are escalating toward violence, however, any one or combination of these techniques can be used. For example, if you are on the Street, and one of your friends or peers seems uncomfortable with another’s behavior toward them on the dance floor, or they have had too much to drink to make a conscious and voluntary decision about how to end their night, you could: (1) directly intervene by telling your friend their dance partner “isn’t into it” or check-in to see if your friend needs help escaping; (2) delegate by asking one of the club’s officers or bouncers to help you intervene; or (3) distract either party by coming up with an excuse or interruption that will remove one of the parties from the situation by requesting to talk to, get a drink with or go to the bathroom with either the perpetrator or potential victim. If in doubt about how an individual is feeling or their level of intoxication, it never hurts to check-in and ask, even if you don’t know that person. If worst comes to worst, someone is a little rude, and you continue on enjoying your night. The brief discomfort you might

experience is a small trade-off for being able to potentially prevent someone’s friend and loved one from experiencing an act of sexual violence, perpetrating an act of sexual violence or experiencing an uncomfortable and unwanted encounter. More often than not, people get thanked for looking out for each other. At the end of the day, we get to decide what happens on our campus. Will we turn away from the problems, allowing sexual violence to continue, or actively contribute to a campus environment that is intolerant of violence, supportive of victims and holds perpetrators accountable for their behavior? If you are interested in enhancing your bystander intervention skills or are seeking ways to better support a victim or survivor in your life, please contact the SHARE office at 609258-3310 or share@princeton.edu. Signed, Akshata Shirahatti, Rachel Bronheim, Mallory Banks, Horia Radoi, Augusta Powell, Miryam Amsili, Mary Kate O’Gorman, Serena Sonderegger, Helen Daifotis, April Liang, Anna Niroomand, Emma Glennon, Olivia Lloyd, Moriah Akers, Jackie Cremos,,Isabelle Laurenzi, Jennifer Zhao, Kevin McKee, Janine Mascari, Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse,, Michele Kelly. Brandon Holt, president of SHARE, is recused due to his position as a member of the Editorial Board for The Daily Princetonian. Alex Jafari is recused due to his position as a news writer for the ‘Prince.’ Mallory Banks is a former Street writer for the ‘Prince.’


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player. That’s just a few of them. The man of many nicknames is goalie Eric Sanschagrin. The first nickname that comes to mind is Cabbage. And now I just heard another one of his, which is Franklin. Because he supposedly looks like Franklin the Turtle. Plenty of people can’t even pronounce his last name, so there’s a lot that comes from that. DP: If you could be salt, pepper or oregano, which would you be, and why? WR: I’d be pepper, to spice it up a little bit. It’s a hot little flavor. I also put it the most on my food. DP: Do you or your teammates have any notable pregame rituals?

WR: Everyone has certain things that they do. A lot of people have superstitions. They’ll wear the same compression shorts or the same socks under certain socks. As a team, we have a ritual that we walk together in two lines — we have the captains lead it — to [1952] Stadium. Everyone’s yelling out random words and nicknames. It helps bring the intensity and lighten the mood before a big game. This year, we’ve kind of gotten away from it, but we used to have freshmen dance on the spot during an away game. Sanschagrin is known for it, because his freshman year he did the broken robot, and it was the worst dance you’ll ever see. DP: This year you have a couple freshmen who start. Could you talk about what they have brought to the team in terms of athletic contribu-

tions? WR: Like you said, we have some on defense starting, and there are some who play on offense. I swear, the first week they came to school, they all had 20-30 lbs on me, and they’re all two or three inches taller than me. To say the least, I was a little bit intimidated, because they’re all big boys and multiple sports athletes. They’re super athletic. When we split up by class years, they were maybe the quickest group. I know Bear Goldstein and Adam Hardej were getting DI football looks. DP: How about social contributions? WR: Socially, they’re a crazy bunch of guys. They definitely fit the Princeton lacrosse label of having a good time when we’re allowed to. I would say the craziest of them all is Zach Currier. He’s a Canadian, which is pretty much all you need to

know. He’s quiet, but he’s a fun guy to be with. DP: If you could play a sport other than lacrosse, what would it be? WR: I would say soccer. And I would be overseas. It would be amazing to play in Europe or another country besides the U.S. Plus, possibly playing for a World Cup would be the coolest thing in the world. DP: What would you say has been your proudest moment in your Princeton lacrosse career? WR: As of now, I’d say my proudest moment is when we beat Cornell my freshman year to win the Ivy League regular season championship. It was the most excited I’ve been to be part of a team. We stomped all over them. And I remember right when we won, they were playing the song “Levels.” The theme of the year had been “Levels” on repeat. When they played it, it brought together the nostalgia from the beginning of the season. DP: Could you talk a little bit about your transition from midfield to attack? WR: Back in high school, I was pretty much strictly an attackman. And when you come to college, there’s really not that much versatility in terms of players running on both offense and defense. Some middies stay on and play both. Last year I filled in on offense in the second midfield. Coach made sure every time we turned the ball over or lost possession, I was the first one off so we could get our defense on. He never liked my defense. I never liked my defense. DP: And could you talk about

your first career start at attack this year against Hofstra? WR: It was one of the greatest moments for me, in terms of actually playing on the field. I was definitely a little stressed out and nervous. I missed a pass from Kip. But he came over to me and said, “You’ve got the next one. You’re just thinking too much.” After that, balls came my way. Mike MacDonald hit me with a feed for my first goal. And once you get that first one, it’s comes naturally from there. And kids on our team are so good that they can just find you. For the second goal, Tucker Shanley ripped a pass right to my stick and I scored. DP: Could you describe your role athletically on the team? WR: Athletically, I like to see myself as a motivator, along with Hunter deButts, who’s a senior. I’m a talkative guy. I like to talk some trash to the boys. Anything that gets us going. And anything that gets our mind off exactly what we’re doing and gets us into a competitive game mode. I’m a little guy, but it’s something to keep the flow going and intensity up. I also like to motivate by example in finishing sprints and in the weight room. Right now, we have the Steak Crew in the weight room. We call out the different kinds of steak we’re feeling like on a given day. DP: Socially? WR: I’m kind of the guy who puts a lot of stuff together, along with the seniors. I like to help with that aspect of team camaraderie. Because on the social side is where you really get to know your team and form relationships with the different guys.

DP: This is probably the most difficult question we’ll ask today. Who on the team has the sweetest style? WR: There’s a lot of styles. That’s the thing. With sweetness … oh gosh, yeah. I know exactly. Freshman Matt Brophy. He has the sweetest style on and off the field. But on the field the most. The kid’s tilt is flawless. He strings these beautiful, traditional soft mesh sticks. He has this luscious flow in his hair. Everything’s perfect. Nothing ever gets in his eyes. Outside of lacrosse, he’s a welldressed, good-looking dude. Kills the game. DP: On the other end of the spectrum, who on the team has the grossest style? WR: There are some gross styles. I would have to go with Forest Sonnenfeldt. That kid does not know how to put together an outfit pre-game. He’s wearing plaid with denim or cords. He’ll be wearing a cord jacket. I don’t even know. Plus, patches somewhere else. And his moustache. The thing is grimy. He also can shape up, but recently he’s been wearing some questionable style. DP: If you could bring three things to a deserted island, what would they be? WR: I actually recently was asked this, and I responded with my brother. But they said I couldn’t fit my brother in a suitcase, which I think is pretty cheap. But if I’m on a deserted island, I’d probably want some water. Besides that, I would also bring my boy DeTo [junior Brendan DeTomasso] with me. He’s my roommate and a companion at this school through my ups and downs. And then … I’d bring a picture of Adriana Lima.

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things are going to change is if the players have a union.” Naturally, the NCAA and Northwestern have responded less than favorably to this attempt to shift the power dynamics of college sports. Both organizations have released statements denouncing the board’s ruling, and Northwestern last week submitted an appeal to the NLRB hoping to overturn the ruling. However, many legal analysts are projecting that the decision is unlikely to be overturned, which could result in the first of perhaps a long string of challenges against the system, which Colter took upon himself to fight. Indeed, the controversy has centered less on Northwestern itself and instead on the way in which the NCAA views its main sources of revenue: the players themselves. Quite telling are the respective statements that the two organizations gave in response to the ruling. Northwestern promoted the fact that they “love and are proud of their students” and, no matter what, are “committed to the health, safety and academic success of … its student athletes.” The NCAA tried more to distance itself from the issues of the play-

ers, with its chief legal officer, Donald Remy, claiming that “this union-backed attempt to turn student-athletes into employees undermines the purpose of college: an education … We stand for all student-athletes, not just those the unions want to professionalize.” At first glance, professionalization is the root of the NCAA’s protests, given that it is an organization centered around amateur sports. But, to quote a column Daily Princetonian Associate Sports Editor Eddie Owens penned last week, “The ideal of amateurism the NCAA clings to is a relic of a bygone era.” Collegiate athletics is not just a hobby; it’s a multibillion-dollar industry where the primary revenue-generators receive far less than the money they funnel in. Many claim that a corporation that makes an appeal to amateurism and still lined its pockets with over $800 million in revenue in 2012 reaches a new height in hypocrisy. Despite pressure from all sides, the NCAA remains firm in its commitment to the “traditional” model of college sports. In an interview this past weekend, NCAA president Mark Emmert responded to the outcry that the organization was exploiting student-athletes for its own benefit. Though admitting that the NCAA system would

benefit from changes, including an increased forum for student voices and the allocation of a “miscellaneous stipend fund” for student-athletes, Emmert insisted on the importance of “maintain[ing] the collegiate model, that we see [these players] as students, not employees.” He claimed that the choice came down to seeing studentathletes as “unionized employees of the university, or college students playing games.” This choice, as presented by Emmert, does not quite capture the whole situation. If we accept that big-time collegiate sports no longer follow any traditional notion of amateurism, then Emmert’s invoking this idea that NCAA sports is just “college students playing games” does not show naïveté; it shows callousness. Even with Emmert’s point that “the revenue stream … is passed down to [all its members’ schools,]” as long as that money fails to make its way down to the players, the system of free labor perpetuates itself. As the NCAA wraps up its most lucrative event in March Madness, we must not forget the struggle under the surface. It is not so much about turning off the TV to protest against the NCAA but rather remaining mindful of what exactly makes our entertainment possible.

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In what has been a breakout season, junior Will Rotatori has started in all eight contests for men’s lacrosse. The smallstatured attackman, unlike the majority of his Mid-Atlantic to East Coast native teammates, hails from Florida. We at The Daily Princetonian had the opportunity to sit down with Will to discuss matters of both steak and style/sizzle. DP: Where are you from, and what’s it like there? Will Rotatori: I’m from Winter Park, Fla. It’s sunny, nothing like here in New Jersey. It’s a good time there. I have a lot of great friends back home, so it’s fun to go back in the summer and hang out with them.

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DP: How would you say that this part of the East Coast compares to your part? WR: First off, there’s the weather situation. I’m definitely warm-blooded, and I hate the snow. Also, I’m 160 lbs, no fat on me, so I can’t take this cold weather all the time. I have to bundle up in three sweatshirts. That’s a huge factor for me. Also, in Florida, it’s swimsuit season all year round, if you get what I’m saying.

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Junior attackman Will Rotatori sat down with The Daily Princetonian to talk lacrosse, style and steak.

DP: Could you describe your team nickname? WR: I told our stat guy Jerry Price to boost my weight up a little bit this year. My brother plays for Penn. Last year we went there, and he played a joke on me. They put me down at 140 lbs on the scouting report and on their media card. My buddies went to the game and asked me about it. I told them I’m not 140. That was pretty messed up. I’m 160, but I’m listed at 165. My nickname is Bones. My dad gave it to me in eighth grade because I was skin-and-bones and wanted me to get bigger so I could play lacrosse in college. At first I didn’t like the nickname at all. But everyone caught on, including my high school coach. I had two older brothers who heckled me. But Bones stuck, and I like it to this day. DP: Are there any other interesting nicknames on your team? For example, Simple? WR: Yeah, there’s Simple Jake. In our line stretches they call out our first line middies. There’s Hot Kip, who’s Kip Orban. There’s Hot Dog Tom. Tom Schreiber. And there’s Simple Jake, because he’s just a simple person. But amazing lacrosse See ON TAP page 6

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Evaluating the NCAA business model An unprecedented move in NCAA history, the Northwestern University football team sought legal recognition as a worker’s union, attempting to become the first collegiate organization to do so. The case was first brought to a regional board of the National Labor Relations Bureau in early February, and as of this past Wednesday, an NLRB official deemed the players eligible to form a union. The argument provided to the board largely hinges around the heavy commitment required for Division I football and the perception of athletic scholarships as a form of payment. Spearheading the movement are former UCLA linebacker (and current head of the National College Players Association) Ramogi Huma and Northwestern’s senior quarterback Kain Colter. Huma and Colter insist that the decision to attempt unionization stems not from any perceived wrongdoings by Northwestern itself. Rather, Colter claims that they’re fighting because “The NCAA is like a dictatorship. No one represents [the players] in negotiations. The only way

On Tap

A weekend downpour pushed back the Tigers’ start to Ivy League play to this past Tuesday. But — not to jinx it — spring and baseball have arrived. Here are our rankings of the eight Ivy baseball teams based on early season competition and the first few in-league outings.

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Columbia (8-14 overall, 2-2 Ivy League): While not quite prohibitive favorites this year, the Lions took last year’s title in convincing fashion. Strong on the mound and deep, the city ballers have what it takes to be the first Ivy team to repeat as champions since Dartmouth in the 2009-10 seasons. Lefty starter David Speer and righty Joey Donino were on the first- and second-team Ivy League squads last year and racked up strikeouts. Lefty reliever Thomas Crispi has the most Ks coming out of the bullpen this season.

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Cornell (8-9, 2-2): The Big Red dropped all four games of its spring break series against Sacred Heart. While the Cornell bats only managed six runs over that period, they showcased their firepower the week prior with an absurd 46-run performance at James Madison. On the mound last season, righty Zach McCulley had an in-league 1.70 ERA with a record of 4-2. For his efforts, he earned a first-team all-Ivy nod.

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Dartmouth (4-12, 1-3): Jeff Keller provides a big presence in the outfield. The righty slugger set the league pace in six offensive categories, and his .702 slugging percentage ranked fifth nationally last year. In front of him, three Dartmouth infielders made the College Madness Preseason All-Conference Team: Matt McDowell, Joe Purritano and Matt Parisi. Princeton (7-11, 2-0): The Tigers picked up a pair of wins over the Big Green Tuesday afternoon. A good deal of this team’s defensive success will depend on the progression of the young pitching rotation. Sophomore righty starter Cameron Mingo, who picked up the win in part two of Tuesday’s doubleheader, will be the staff’s presumptive ace. He ranks second on the Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects list for the Ivies. While senior outfielder Alec Keller leads the team offensively, freshmen outfielders Danny Baer and Paul Tupper have posted very impressive starts with respective batting averages of .342 and .333. Both have received Ivy Rookie of the Week Honors this season.

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Harvard (4-13, 1-1): Local product outfielder Jack Colton leads the Crimson offense in his third season in Boston. Classmate and fellow outfielders Mike Martin and Brandon Kregel were listed on CollegeSportsMadness.com as preseason second-team all-Leaguers. Harvard split its opening series with Cornell. Ten straight home contests come next on the schedule for this squad, who could possibly compete near the top of the table.ctetum duip eliquat amcommy.

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Yale (9-11, 2-2): Having come off a 10-10 effort last season, the Bulldogs have impressively pulled off a pair of early season wins against reigning champion Columbia. Offensive struggles persisted throughout the 2013 campaign, as the Bulldogs generated only 130 runs on a .249 batting average. In his final year, lefty David Hickey will team up with Rob Cerfolio and Michael Coleman, rotating on the mound for Yale. This pitching trio will be a strong suit for the New Haven side. Penn (10-10, 4-0): Impressively, the Quakers have four wins in four Ivy outings. Having ended last season on a 0-7 losing skid, this momentum shift is precisely what the Philadelphia side needs to get back into competition. Outfielder Ryan Deitrich took his talents to North Carolina to play for Duke in his fifth year — he took a redshirt year as a freshman. He will not be easy to replace. AllIvy honorable mention catcher Austin Bossart will quarterback the defense and attempt to get the Penn bats going. Brown (4-10, 0-4): A four-loss start was not what this Bears side needed to get back into Ivy League play. Outfielder Matt Marcal is the sole returner who earned league honors in 2013, receiving a second-team nod. In his third year, Marcal and his side will have to hope that they have made the necessary adjustments to get out of the statistical basement they inhabited last year.

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