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THE EMORY WHEEL Since 1919
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Volume 94, Issue 21
Friday, November 16, 2012 CAMPUS LIFE
Every Tuesday and Friday GREEK LIFE
Emory Inn To Be Demolished In June
AEPi, Univ. Establish Housing Agreement
By Dustin Slade Staff Writer
By Jordan Friedman Associate Editor
Emory will demolish the Emory Inn in June 2013 to make room for Phase II of the mixed-use, residentialretail project Emory Point. The Inn — owned by Emory University and managed by Crestline Hotels and Resorts as a commercial use hotel — is a French-style inn adjacent to the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Emory administrators said the demolition of the Inn will not have an impact on the estimated 2.5 million visitors that come to the Emory campus every year. Mike Mandl, Emory’s executive vice president of finance and administration, said he hopes that when the Emory Inn is demolished, visitors will stay at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. The Conference Center Hotel added 127 new rooms a few years ago in anticipation of the Inn’s demolition. Following the Inn’s scheduled demolition, Cousins Properties Inc. will begin construction on Phase II of Emory Point where the Emory Inn currently resides on Clifton Road. The added phase will bring 240 apartment units and 40,000 square feet of retail property. Jason Frost, vice president of development for Cousins Properties Inc., expressed his excitement with the response that he has seen from the Emory community toward the expansion of Emory Point. Frost added that he expects Emory students to take advantage of the various restaurants and shops that will be available at the new complex. “We are very excited from the results and the response we have seen from the retailers and the residents of Emory Point and are excited for continuing on with the project,” Frost commented in an interview with the Wheel. Although the Inn was set for demolition in July 2011, the Emory Inn completed a renovation that included improvements to 107 guest rooms, public spaces and the swimming pool. Mandl wrote in an email to the Wheel that even though the demolition had been planned for that time, the renovations were necessary at the time. He noted that the improvements that were made were minimal. Revenue from the Emory Inn since the addition of the renovations fully paid for the improvements. Many Emory students have spent a night at the Emory Inn prior to their first day of school as well as during their visit to Emory as prospective students. College freshman Michelle Zeng wanted to stay at the Emory Conference Center Hotel the night before school started but said her father accidentally booked the Emory
Emory’s Goizueta Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) program was ranked No. 1 in job placement in Bloomberg BusinessWeek Business Schools’ annual rankings. The list, released on Nov. 1, represents a six-spot leap from seventh place last year. Associate Dean and Executive Director of the MBA Career Management Center Wendy Tsung said that although she is proud of the results, it is not necessarily what the program aspires for. “There are people behind these numbers, and that’s the more important part of it,” Tsung said. “It’s that our students are able to find opportunities that they want to be at.” Tsung said the fact that the graduate offer rate — which is the percent-
The University and Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity struck a housing deal last week, guaranteeing AEPi housing at 17 Eagle Row for the next three years while the fraternity fundraises for either a renovated or new house at that location. AEPi has expressed interest in a new or renovated residence during the past few years, according to Spencer Barkoff, a Goizueta Business School senior and the former AEPi president, who has led with the fraternity’s housing initiative since last year. The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Residence Life and Housing and Campus Life have continuously engaged in discussion with members of the fraternity “to meet their housing objectives within the framework of University and Greek housing parameters,” according to Mike Mandl, executive vice president of finance and administration. “The University and AEPi agreed on the possible site 17 Eagle Row, the site of the ‘Spice House,’” Andrea Trinklein, executive director of Residence Life and Housing, wrote in an email to the Wheel, in reference to the new agreement. “This is where the fraternity is currently living. A final plan will be established after AEPi raises their funds.” The recent agreement comes in light of the fact that Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity (PIKE) returned this semester to its house on Eagle Row after PIKE was rechartered during the spring 2011 semester. Prior to PIKE’s return to campus housing, AEPi had resided in the PIKE house since PIKE’s charter was revoked in 2004. Because the house belongs to PIKE under the Phoenix Plan — the agreement that provides fraternities with long-term housing through signed agreements — AEPi moved into the former Kappa Sigma house at 17 Eagle Row this fall. This house provides 22 beds for fraternity members as opposed to the PIKE house, which offered 42. Since AEPi does not own a longterm fraternity house under the Phoenix Plan, fraternity members launched a fundraising campaign that lasted from 2002 and 2009.
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n addition to prizes, giveaways and treats, this week’s Wonderful Wednesday featured several activity tables. For example, students passing through Asbury Circle Wednesday afternoon were able to take a break in between classes to paint and decorate bowls as well as participate in any other activities that organizations sponsored.
Add/Drop/Swap Period to Start Later MBA Ranks No. 1 in Career Placement By Stephanie Fang News Co-Editor
This semester’s add/drop/swap period will commence on Monday, Dec. 3 rather than Thursday, Nov. 29, the date that it was originally scheduled to begin. The period will stay open until Tuesday, Jan. 22. University administrators made this change to add/drop/swap after recognizing that they had made a scheduling mistake when they originally planned it. According to Steve Savage, the communications specialist for the Office for Undergraduate Education, administrators traditionally schedule the add/drop/swap period to open on the first Monday that follows the enrollment appointments for first-
year students. However, he noted, during this year’s scheduling meetings, administrators accidentally moved the date to the day after pre-registration for classes — which they corrected after “one of the College departments noticed the error.” “The primary reason for us correcting this date is to give departments time to review their enrollments and work with their declared majors to ensure that they are enrolled in courses that will allow them to fulfill major requirements,” Savage explained. During add/drop/swap, students are able to add open classes to their schedules or drop classes in which they are currently enrolled that they no longer wish to take.
Additionally, students can switch classes in their schedule that they no longer want for those that have opened. Citing the economics department as a “prime example,” Savage remarked that the date revision is especially important for “departments with high enrollments and large numbers of majors.” “Additionally, the added time for departments to review enrollments allows them to see where they have the greatest demand,” Savage said. “In the past, this time has allowed departments to work with the faculty members to add additional sections of courses where there is significant demand.”
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RAVENOUS FOR RAMEN
he Asian Student Organization sponsored a Ramen eating competition this Thursday at the Dobbs University Center Terraces. College junior Roy Young (above) participated in the contest which featured five different events where students could win t-shirts and concert tickets.
Longer DUC Hours to Replace Late Night By Stephanie Fang News Co-Editor The Dobbs Market, located in the Dobbs University Center (DUC), will permanently extend its hours for the rest of the semester, removing the Late Night Option. In addition, the Dobbs Market will host Premium Nights every
Wednesday evening, offering students high-quality food options on a weekly basis. For the remainder of the semester after Thanksgiving break, Dobbs Market will no longer offer a Late Night option. Instead, it will remain open until 10 p.m. on weeknights. In the past, the Dobbs Market,
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which is the main dining service on campus, stayed open until 8 p.m. and reopened for Late Night from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m on weeknights. However, Food Advisory Committee at Emory (FACE) cochairs, College sophomores Michael Sacks and Karoline Porcello, chose to explore the possibility of changing these hours due to student dissatisfac-
tion and practical concerns regarding the Dobbs Market employees who worked during the Late Night hours. In an Oct. 18 Wheel article, Sacks explained that employees who worked shifts during Late Night often had difficulty returning home because many workers did not finish their
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Larsen Named Next Medical School Dean By Jordan Friedman Associate Editor The University announced Christian Larsen, Joseph Brown Whitehead professor and chair of the department of surgery at the Emory School of Medicine as the next medical school dean, effective Jan. 15. Larsen also serves as the director of surgical services for Emory Healthcare and executive director of the Emory Transplant Center. He is also an internationally recognized leader in kidney and pancreas transplantation, according to his biography on the Emory website. In addition to serving as dean, Larsen will serve as vice president for health center integration for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center and as chair-
Chris Larsen, chair of the Department of Surgery, will become dean of the School of Medicine, replacing Tom Lawley. man of the Board of Directors for the Emory Clinic. In addition, Larsen played a key role in discovering a new class of immunosuppressive drugs for transplants, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved in June 2011. The National Institutes for
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NEWS ROUNDUP National, Local and Higher Education News • President Obama visited New York for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast and spoke about his commitment to assisting the area with recovery efforts. He took an aerial tour of the city in order to view the damage done by the storm. The President had visited New Jersey shortly after the storm but delayed visiting New York because he didn’t want his visit to pull any police away from dealing with the aftermath of the storm. • Officials in states where marijuana is now legal are now trying to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road. Because Colorado’s measure doesn’t make any changes to the state’s driving-under-the-influence laws, lawmakers are concerned about its effects on road safety.
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the FDA does not regulate caffeine in energy drinks. • A man who was run over by his wife for not voting against President Obama may be permanently disfigured. Daniel Solomon’s pelvis was fractured and the arteries that connect to his bowels were torn. After an argument in which Solomon’s wife expressed concern that Obama’s reelection would cause harm to their family, she chased her husband in a jeep, eventually pinning him between the car and the curb.
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• The Food and Drug administration is investigating 13 reports of deaths and 33 hospitalizations connected to 5-Hour Energy. Last month, Monster Energy drinks were linked to five deaths. Energy shots have higher risks of health problems because of the increased concentration of caffeine. Unlike soft drinks,
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This Week in Emory History
POLICE RECORD • EPD officers received a report that a black Lexus had a boot placed on its driver side front and back wheels on Nov. 6. On Nov. 7 at 10 a.m., both the boots were missing, and the car was gone. The combined value of the boots is $600, and the car has over $300 of parking violations. The situation has been turned over to an investigator. • A female student reported to EPD on Oct. 29 that she had been receiving harassing Facebook messages. The messages were inappropriate, but the student does not wish to press any charges. The situation has been turned over to campus life. • A theft was reported on Nov. 11 regarding an Apple MacBook Pro that was stolen at the Kappa Sigma
fraternity house at 13 Eagle Row. The theft took place the night before during a party. The laptop is valued at $3000. The laptop has stickers that could be used to identify it. • A bike was stolen from the bike rack outside of the Woodruff Residential Center sometime between Nov. 11 at 8:30 p.m. and the following day at 12:45 p.m. The bike was pink in color and valued at $100. It was secured to the bike rack with a cable lock. • EPD officers received a complaint on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. from two staff members regarding a black male subject inside the Burlington Road Building. They told officers that the subject was asking them about taking classes at Emory but made them feel
uncomfortable when he closed the office door after entering and asked questions in an incoherent nature. Officers made contact with the subject and asked him to leave. He complied and left campus. The individual has been involved in several similar instances on campus in the past. • On Nov. 7 at 8:10 p.m., a student’s Samsung Galaxy cell phone, keys and identification cards were stolen from the basketball court in the WoodPEC. The victim said he noticed several high school kids loitering around his belongings.
November 13, 1992 The Emory Police Department arrested a Jonesboro resident in Woodruff Library for allegedly fondling himself in front of a female student. The man was arrested after the student informed a uniformed security officer in the library that a man was about to engage in exhibitionism. It was unknown whether the man was connected to a previous sexual offense at Woodruff Library when a sleeping student awoke to find that she had been ejaculated upon.
— Compiled by News Co-Editor Nicholas Sommariva
EVENTS AT EMORY FRIDAY Event: Women, Theology and Ministry Annual Women’s Forum Afternoon Session Time: 11:45 a.m. Location: Candler School of Theology, Room 102 Event: My Favorite Repertoire, William Ransom, piano Time: 12 p.m. Location: Reception Hall, Michael C. Carlos Museum Event: Estate Planning Essentials Time: 1 p.m. Location: Dobbs University Center, Harland Cinema Event: Emory Dance Company: Vault Time: 8 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Drawing in the Galleries Time: 7 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Greek and Roman Galleries Event: Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest: Tales of a Precarious Nature Time: 7 p.m. Location: Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center
Event: Liberty in North Korea Second Annual Benefit Concert Time: 8 p.m. Location: White Hall 208
SATURDAY Event: Emory Dance Company: Vault Time: 2 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest: Tales of a Precarious Nature Time: 7 p.m. Location: Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center Event: Concerto & Aria Competition Time: 7 p.m. Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Emerson Concert Hall Event: Emory Dance Company: Vault Time: 8 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Event: Freshmen Semi-Formal Time: 8 p.m. Location: Fernbank Museum of Natural History Event: Slam Summit (Party)
Time: 10 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Ballroom
SUNDAY Event: University Worship with Mr. Sanguck Kim Time: 11 a.m. Location: Cannon Chapel Event: “Pandemic Threat” TV documentary featuring research at Emory and other Georgia institutions Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Georgia Public Broadcasting stations (local Channel 8) Event: Emory Mastersingers Time: 4 p.m. Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall
MONDAY Event: Bate-papo Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Starbucks at Barnes & Noble, Emory Bookstore Event: Queer Interfaith Discussion Group Time: 7 p.m. Location: 421 Glenn Memorial Church School Building Event: Carlos Reads Book Club Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Board Room
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Researcher Explores ‘Bieber Fever’ By Rachel Duboff Contributing Writer Maybe there’s finally a cure for all that screaming? A clinical psychologist and research scientist at Emory is looking at the rise of pop star Justin Bieber and his effects on the adolescents who idolize him. In the recent video, “The Reality of Bieber Fever,” Jared DeFife discussed whether “Bieber Fever,” a term coined for Bieber’s avid fan base, is normal and healthy behavior. “The Reality of Bieber Fever” is part of a larger Emory University video series that features different faculty members. In each video of the series, these faculty members analyze certain aspects of pop culture through a perspective that pertains to their particular area of knowledge. This latest addition to the Emory feature series uses DeFife’s perspective as a psychologist to teach the Emory community about the normalcy of Bieber Fever. However, in the video, DeFife also discusses what he feels to be the disastrous lengths that this psychological phenomenon can evolve into among adolescents in particular. Bieber, who is a Canadian singer and songwriter, has received numerous awards and in 2012 was named by Forbes Magazine as the third most powerful celebrity in the world. Bieber’s popularity spurred the prevalence of the “Bieber Fever” phenomenon, which manifests itself in obsessive infatuation among fans of Bieber and his music, according to DeFife. The process that results in Bieber
Fever, DeFife explained, can be studied as it occurs during distinct stages in adolescents, especially amongst young girls, which is Bieber’s primary fan group. Differences in the way that boys and girls express and handle emotions can explain how Bieber Fever has become so prevalent among young girls in particular. “We look at it sort of through a developmental lens of adolescents as they’re starting to try on new identities,” DeFife said in an interview with the Wheel. “They’re trying to take on value systems outside of their parents and outside of the home ... and they often do that through pop culture; that’s the way adolescents connect with each other.” DeFife explained that celebrity worship and engagement is largely healthy developmental behavior for young teens. It is normal for adolescents to be socially engaged and extroverted; as a result, a fascination with pop culture can serve as not only a source of entertainment but also of social engagement, he said. On the other hand, this so-called “Bieber Fever” can also result in the more obsessive fans who are often portrayed negatively in the media, according to DeFife. This type of fan is often seen chasing after Bieber in the streets and even making declarations of his or her love for Bieber on various Internet forums. These actions can signal a turn to the more maladaptive range of fan behavior which can sometimes be unhealthy. In this range “people become over-
ly focused to the point where they use it to experience and express negative emotions and negative connections,” according to DeFife. “They become very isolated, and there’s the question of what effect it has on their materialism and body image,” DeFife said. The extent to which this type of fan behavior occurs is more rare, but “Bieber Fever” has certainly given rise to such fans, DeFife explained. DeFife stressed that above all, one must understand that the different range of behaviors among fans is the result of pop culture images and messages marketed at adolescents. The intent aims to make fans more engaged with celebrities like Bieber. DeFife said that his research at Emory has given him an insight into the psychological aspect of adolescent development. In order to form the basis for his academic research, DeFife focuses mainly on personality and personality disorders by studying individuals who are already engaged in psychotherapy. Through observation, DeFife said he is better able to study factors that contribute and emerge from a specific personality. DeFife’s understanding of “Bieber Fever” stems from his knowledge of various personality types, he noted. DeFife has examined the psychological aspects of celebrities regarding popular figures such as Batman, the eponymous main character in the TV show “Dexter” and the main character in Steven Spielberg’s most recent movie “Lincoln.”
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hree players on the Emory Women’s Volleyball team — College seniors and co-captains Breanah Bourque and Alex Duhl as well as College freshman Sydney Miles — were named to the AllAmerica team this week.
SGA Revamps Thanksgiving Shuttle Schedule By Nicholas Sommariva News Co-Editor The Student Government Association (SGA) will offer shuttle services to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for students going home before Thanksgiving break, but will not be offering shuttles to bring students back to campus from the airport after break. The shuttles will leave from Asbury Circle on Nov. 20 during noon to 7 p.m. and on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. The shuttles will leave every hour on the hour. SGA Chief of Staff and Goizueta Business School junior Matthew Willis — who drafted the bill with SGA President and College senior Ashish Gandhi and College freshman legislator Sumaali Chheda — said students need to sign up for the service via the information desk on the second floor of the Dobbs University Center (DUC). The list will remain open until Nov. 19, the day before the shuttle service begins. There is limited seating on each bus, which can take 29 passengers and their luggage at one time. Willis encourages students to sign up in advance to avoid not getting a seat. Due to a large amount of interest,
SGA decided to add an extra shuttle that will run from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Willis said that students who were unable to find space on a shuttle earlier in the week may be able to find space with the extra lists added this morning. Some students have expressed a need for better advertising of the service. College sophomore Mike Filer thinks the shuttle service is a great idea but said he didn’t know about it last year and used the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) instead. “But now I am definitely going to use the service this year and years to come,” Filer said. Filer said he has never taken an Emory shuttle back to campus from the airport and instead uses MARTA or shares a taxi with other students. Willis said that having shuttles running from the airport back to campus would not be feasible because, “to take back the same amount of students from the airport, you would have to have shuttles running all the time.” Willis said that using funds to solely get students to the airport instead of dividing the money up to offer service both ways is more logical and will benefit more students. “I know last year I personally
signed up for the shuttle and then couldn’t find it. As it turned out, the shuttle wasn’t even there,” Willis said. Willis said SGA made the changes to the shuttle schedules this year in order to help as many students as possible with the amount of money allocated to such a service. There is about $4,000 allotted in the bill for shuttle service, according to Willis. College freshman Alan Bleiberg said he is happy that there will be free shuttles to take him to the airport. However, he also said he would prefer to take a shuttle back from the airport but realizes it would not be possible since hundreds of flights are coming in all at different times. Bleiberg said he will split a taxi with friends or take MARTA to Lindbergh Station, getting a cab from there back to campus as an alternative solution when returning from break. Willis said he hopes students will utilize the buses and noted that if all the slots fill up before Friday, he and SGA would work to add more shuttles. He also said he wanted to thank Program Coordinator Wanda McMullen for working quickly with the team and SGA for making the shuttle system happen. — Contact Nicholas Sommariva at email@example.com
Center for Race Appoints New Director By Malaika Nicholas Staff Writer
Tyrone Forman, sociologist and co-director of Emory’s Race and Difference, will be the new director of the Center for Race.
ture programs, such as the CNN Dialogues, co-sponsored with Emory University, the Center for Civil and Tyrone Forman, associate profesHuman Rights and CNN, which sor in the department of sociology, provides collaborative community will be replacing the late Rudolph forums, including lectures and panel Byrd to become the new director of discussions addressing contemporary the James Weldon Johnson Institute civic issues such as the “Arab Spring” for the Study of Race and Difference. and poverty in America, throughout Forman is renowned for his studAtlanta. ies on social change, race and ethnic The institute will also continue relations. its Visiting Scholars program, supIn 2010, the Office of Community ported by the Andrew W. Mellon and Diversity recognized Forman “I am thrilled that Tyrone Forman Foundation, which provides five with the “We Are Emory” 100 has agreed to serve as the direc- fellowships to juniors and seniors Community Builders Award. tor of the James Weldon with majors in Forman has also served as the Johnson Institute for the humanico-director of Emory’s Race and Race and Difference,” “He is an accomplished ties, social Difference Initiative beginning in said Earl Lewis, prosciences and sociologist, whose 2008. vost and executive vice law who are work on race, social Forman’s new position completes president for academic interested in conditions and a year-long merger of Emory’s Race affairs, in a Nov. 11 research projand Difference Initiative with the University press release. opportunity speaks to ects pertaining original James Weldon Johnson “He is an accomplished to the modern Institute, expanding the institute’s sociologist whose work the core of the Institute’s civil rights mision.” vision to engage the Emory commu- on race, social condimovement or nity through continuing research, as tions and opportunity its intersecwell as providing fellowships, part- speaks to the core of the — Earl Lewis, tion with other nerships and new initiatives. Institute’s mission. I am provost and executive vice social justice The James Weldon Johnson confident that under his president for academic affairs movements. Institute was established at Emory in leadership we will see Forman 2007 to promote scholarship and pub- the flourishing of new said that he lic dialogues that focused on examin- initiatives, partnerships and research. hopes to establish the Emory’s James ing the origins and the evolution of We are fortunate that he has agreed to Weldon Johnson Institute as a nationthe modern-day civil rights move- accept this appointment at this criti- ally-recognized center for research ment and its cal stage.” on race and human difference. He intersection with The James Weldon also said he hopes it continues to other social jus- “We want to build on the Johnson Institute’s mis- address local and national-level social tice movements. sion focuses on pre- issues throughout Atlanta. The institute was great foundation of the serving a continued “We want to build on the great [Institute] to establish relationship between foundation of the [Institute] to estabnamed in honor of the African a nationally-recognized scholarship and activ- lish a nationally-recognized research American litism and its commitment program on race and difference in the research program on erature scholar, to social advocacy. Atlanta metro area that will illumirace and difference educator and Byrd served as the nate pressing local and national-level pioneer James Goodrich C. White social issues,” Forman said in a press in the Atlanta metro Weldon Johnson Professor of American release. “In turn, we will work to area...” for his humaniStudies and was a share that research through commutarian, artistic renowned scholar of nity outreach to local citizens, poli— Tyrone Forman, A f r i c a n -A m e r i c a n cymakers, community-based leaders, and scholastic associate sociology professor literature and culture. corporate executives and opinion achievements. He also served Byrd died in October leaders in the Atlanta metropolitan as executive secretary of the National 2011 after a long battle with cancer. area.” — Contact Malaika Nicholas at Association for the Advancement of Under Forman’s direction, the firstname.lastname@example.org Colored People (NAACP). institute will continue its signa-
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Lawley Steps Down as Med School Dean After 16 Years
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Continued from Page 1 Health (NIH) has provided grants to Larsen during the past 16 years. A committee led by James Curran, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, conducted a search for the new medical school dean. Larsen will replace Thomas Lawley, who announced his plans for retirement last fall after serving as dean for 16 years. He will remain a faculty member at the School of Medicine, according to a Nov. 15 Emory University press release. S. Wright Caughman, the executive vice president for health affairs, wrote in a Nov. 15 University-wide email that Larsen has been “recognized for his leadership in develop-
uring this week’s Wonderful Wednesday, which marks the last before Thanksgiving break, students were able to enjoy a variety of prizes, giveaways and food. This Wonderful Wednesday also featured activity and game tables.
Study Show Redheads at Higher Risk of Melanoma By Rachel J. Sapire Harvard Crimson, Harvard U. Scientists have long believed that redheads, with their fair skin and hair, are more sensitive to sunlight than others. Last week, a team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital strengthened the case with new findings suggesting that they have an increased risk of developing melanoma even in the absence of UV radiation.The study, published in the journal “Nature” and led by Harvard Medical School professor David E. Fisher, originally aimed to explore how moles develop into melanoma in the presence of UV radiation. The researchers examined this phenomenon in mice, breeding one group to express a pigment-producing gene that causes red hair and fair skin while the other group expressed a dark-colored pigment. The next step in their plans was to expose the mice to UV radiation in order to examine how the rate of melanoma development differed between the two groups. However, the researchers noticed that the “redheaded” mice developed melanoma even before they were exposed to UV radiation. “The real surprise in this is that
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we were anticipating to provide UV radiation because UV is so associated with melanoma risk…but what we observed is that the redheaded mice developed melanoma…at a high rate even before we could get to the point of delivering the UV,” said Fisher, who is also the Head of the MGH Department of Dermatology. “One of our initial responses was to get a meter and go into the animal room to make sure that the bulbs were not actually emitting UV radiation by mistake. The authors concluded that the actual pigment responsible for red hair and fair skin is the root of the carcinogenic effects. “We know that UV is not the only important factor in redheads now and redheads may need to be more thorough in checking themselves and more cautious because it’s not just a question of sun exposure,” said Dunster House resident Annie M. Morgan ’13, a co-author of the paper. “We know it’s not just UV so then the question is: what is the whole spectrum of factors that add up to predispose people to melanoma?” The researchers cautioned that this does not mean that people can expose themselves to UV radiation without concern. According to Devarati Mitra, a
lead researcher in this study and a Harvard MD/PhD student and Cabot House Resident Tutor, the role of UV radiation in melanoma development is still significant. “You definitely still need to wear sunscreen and cover up and all of that is unchanged by our results,” Mitra said. “But our results suggest that in addition to that UV effect there is an intrinsic risk of melanoma in individuals who primarily have this red color…so our data does not contradict what was known before but it adds a new dimension.” According to Fisher, the next stage in advancing this research involves identifying specific traits of molecules that could block the damage caused by this red pigment. “The class of molecules that we expect might have this activity are actually antioxidants—and though antioxidants are quite popular, we emphasize that not all antioxidants are the same and some may even increase the oxidative damage,” he said. “So we do not under any circumstances recommend that people try their own antioxidant remedies and pour pomegranate juice on their skin, because not only may it not work but it may actually worsen the process.”
ing innovative models for multidisciplinary patient care.” He will work closely with Emory Healthcare’s President and CEO John Fox to strengthen the School of Medicine’s clinical and academic missions, Caughman wrote to the Wheel. “Over 22 years as an Emory faculty member, he has demonstrated his skills as an outstanding surgeon, scientist, teacher and colleague, and most important, as a respected leader with the integrity and vision to build innovative new models of integrated patient care,” Caughman said in a Nov. 15 University press release. “He has excelled at moving medicine and care delivery forward, not only at Emory, but on a national level.” Larsen was not immediately avail-
able for comment Thursday. University President James W. Wagner expressed excitement about Larsen’s appointment. “Dr. Larsen is widely recognized for his scholarly accomplishments, his skills as an innovative surgeon and for his role as a devoted member of the Emory community,” Wagner said in a press release. “He will bring his inspired brand of leadership to the School of Medicine and will build upon the rich legacy of this vital institution.” Larsen also received a bachelor of arts in chemistry from Emory College and then earned a medical degree from the University’s School of Medicine in 1984.
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New Fraternity House Could Cost $4M; Fundraising Efforts Underway Demolition of the Emory Inn Will Not Impact Visitors, Admins Say
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During that time, alumni donated $300,000 toward building a new house or toward renovations, depending on the amount of money the fraternity is able to raise in the next few years. Barkoff said a new house could cost more than $4 million, and the fraternity has accounted for about $2.3 million through fundraising services such as continued alumni donations, debt service paid from its operating budget and other University contributions. The fraternity is “currently engaged in achieving fundraising milestones to achieve their contribution,” Trinklein wrote. As a result, AEPi will launch a new fundraising campaign — in collaboration with Emory Hillel and the University’s development team — to account for the remaining $1.7
million. Barkoff also noted that instead of using the fraternity’s reserve funds for house repairs, for example, the money will go toward a new or renovated house. Dean of Students Bridget Riordan said the possibility of the new house depends largely both on the state of the U.S. economy in three years and the time at which AEPi completes fundraising. “In three years, we’ll know [about the final housing plan],” Riordan said. “We’ll reassess everything in three years, and we’ll determine what’s going to happen.” Fraternity members expressed a need for a new house, especially given the fact that AEPi has a large presence on campus. In addition to having less bed space than in the PIKE house, Barkoff said, the fraternity “doesn’t have a big enough dining room for
all of the brothers to eat in. It’s an old house, and there’s not enough common space for all of us to function as we had for the past seven years in the PIKE house.”
“A new AEPi house is imperative to preserving our Jewish legacy [and] enhancing the community at Emory...” — David Streger, B-school junior, AEPi president B-School junior and AEPi President David Streger wrote in a statement to the Wheel that the fraternity is expanding. AEPi also “promotes academic learning as well as brotherhood,” he said.
“[We] expect to reach a constituency of over 100 active students in the spring,” Streger wrote. “With this expansion, we need to room to grow. Moving forward, a new AEPi house is imperative to preserving our Jewish legacy, enhancing the community at Emory and building the foundations of our brotherhood.” The fraternity had previously lived in a house on Eagle Row, which was torn down in 1994 to make room for the sorority village lodges — a move that Riordan said she feels, in part, merits a new AEPi residence. “We’re trying to give them an opportunity to have a fraternity living experience,” Riordan said. “We want them to have a living-learning experience like the other fraternities do. We hope they’re successful to move forward with the rest of their fundraising.”
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up to the beginning of this school year. Inn after mistaking it for the Emory He said that he thought the rooms Conference Center at the Emory Inn were Hotel. fairly basic. He added “[The Inn] was that they simply fol“We are very excited decent,” Zeng lowed the typical from the results and remarked. “It was hotel room setup with a like two or three a bathroom, TV, night the response we have star hotel. It’s not stand and two beds. seen the retailers and like a Hilton.” However, he comthe residents of Emory mented that the rooms She added that she believed the contained nothing Point...” Inn is not nearly as more than that. nice as the Emory “[The hotel rooms] — Jason Frost, Conference Center were better than vice president of development Hotel. your average holiday for Cousins Properties College freshinn,” Mitchell said. man Andrew “But they weren’t Mitchell stayed at spectacular.” — Contact Dustin Slade at the Emory Inn with the Emory men’s email@example.com soccer team during the week leading
Admins Attribute Ranking to Revamped Admissions and Courses Continued from Page 1 age of students who receive a job offer after graduating — is at 98 percent. Meanwhile, the acceptance rate, or the percentage of students who accept these job offers, is at 97 percent, which is more important than a ranking, Tsung explained. She added that the numbers reflecting job offers and job acceptances showcase that students are satisfied with the opportunities they have. Ninety-one percent of graduates from the MBA class of 2012 received job offers by graduation, a six percent increase from last year. After three months, Tsung said 98 percent received job offers. According to BusinessWeek, percentages of unemployed students three months after graduation from Emory University’s MBA program changed from five percent in 2011 to two percent in 2012. The program has seen significant improvement during the past three to four years, Vice Dean of Programs and professor of organization and management Rob Kazanjian said. “This change,” he said, “is attributable to multiple changes implemented around four years ago primarily in admissions, curriculum structure and outside-the-classroom opportunities.”
“It’s hard to point to one thing as the determinant of the success,” Kazanjian said. “We think a lot of things have come together now to make our students very popular amongst recruiters.” The Dean of Goizueta Business School Larry Benveniste, Tsung and Kazanjian paved the way for changes in three different aspects of the program about four years ago, Kazanjian said. For example, he noted, the B-School reshaped its admissions process by reviewing candidates in a more holistic view rather than simply viewing them as numbers — like years of work experience and exam scores. “We decided, as a small school, we could do some stuff that the bigger schools can’t,” Kazanjian said. “We started to look at the whole candidate.” The school now requires every prospective student to undergo an interview process, for example. In addition, the program underwent a curriculum revision around four years ago, where first-year students complete all required courses within their first semester in the program, leaving space to enroll in electives during their spring semester. Students are also required to
take a new professional development class. According to Tsung, the class prepares students for recruiters in September. Kazanjian also cited a required track called Management Practice, in which first-year students solve a real, unstructured problem from a company in their spring semester, allowing them to gain real-world experience. Because of this change, students have already finished their core courses when companies start looking for candidates in January of the students’ first year. This change also allows them to perform better in interviews and helps them in obtaining internships. In the past two years, Kazanjian said, the percentage of students who have received full-time offers from the companies they interned with during the summer has doubled. Both Kazanjian and Tsung said that although the ranking makes the B-School proud, administrators are much more concerned with the satisfaction level of each student rather than numbers. “I tend not to want to go around and talk about rankings and ratings and those kinds of things,” Kazanjian said. “They’re double-edged swords. You can fall as well as rise on those things... I am happy if we do well
... but I wouldn’t design the school around it.” Goizueta Business Association Vice President of Career Management Mary Ann Jentz McDufford, who is also a second-year MBA student, said she is very excited about this ranking. “It has been a lot of fun being a part of an MBA program that is seen as on the way up,” McDufford wrote in an email to the Wheel. “Students really take pride in being a part of it ... [They] see the program as up and coming. It’s already a top 20 program, and many students realize that their legacy is to leave it better than when they found it.” BusinessWeek’s rankings, available on the company’s website, also stated that 34 percent of Emory University MBA graduates were entering careers in consulting, 23 percent in financial services and 13 percent in consumer products. The top employers for Emory students are Deloitte, Accenture and Bank of America, according to the website. Following Emory, the University of California at Berkeley ranked second while Northwestern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked third and fourth, respectively. — Contact Karishma Mehrotra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Along With New Hours, DUC Offers Premium Meals Continued from Page 1 shifts until past midnight. The last Metro Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) bus, which many workers use to get home, leaves campus at 12:13 a.m. These concerns prompted Sacks and Porcello to work directly with Emory Dining administrators to implement a four-day trial period from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15, during which Dobbs Market removed its Late Night option and extended operational hours from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. According to Sacks and Porcello, student response to these changes has been overwhelmingly positive. Sacks and Porcello held a FACE meeting on Wednesday that was open to all students to address any issues they might have regarding the changes during the trial period. “Our meeting was especially full,” Sacks said. “We actually had to turn some people away, and everyone seemed to support [the new hours] except for one girl. Everyone was very receptive to the new hours. Someone said it should have hap-
pened a long time ago.” Porcello explained that she and Sacks asked the woman why she did not support the new hours for the Dobbs Market. The woman responded that she
“Everyone was very receptive to the new hours. Someone said it should have happened a long time ago.” — Michael Sacks, College sophomore and FACE co-chair did not know where she could eat after 10 p.m., whereby Porcello and Sacks “pointed her towards Zaya, Woodruff, Dunkin’ [Donuts] and other places that are open.” During the four-day trial period, the Dobbs Market also implemented its first Premium Night, which, according to Sacks and Porcello, will
continue every Wednesday evening. The Premium Night, which took place this Wednesday, offered steak as well as vegetarian options. Students interested in the premium options paid five Dooley Dollars in addition to using a meal swipe. Sacks said she received positive feedback about the premium meals. “I’ve heard raving reviews about the steak,” Sacks said. “For an extra five Dooley Dollars, people were very happy to get a fancy meal.” Sacks and Porcello noted that they will also survey students to see which night of the week works best for Premium Night. They will also consider the possibility of adding additional Premium Nights each week, depending on student feedback. However, in order for Dobbs Market to permanently remove its Late Night option and extend its operational hours next semester, Emory University’s food service provider Sodexo must first approve the changes.
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Friday, November 16, 2012 Editorials Co-Editors: Shahdabul Faraz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nicholas Bradley
Tobacco Ban Proven to Work
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Zachary Elkwood is a member of the Class of 2015. His cartoons appear in every Friday issue of the Wheel.
Community-Enforced Ban Is Effective As the semester comes to a close, we believe it pertinent to evaluate Emory’s tobacco-free policy which took effect three months ago. In this endeavor, we feel that Emory has successfully reached its goal. The University instituted the policy on Aug. 1, ending the transition period, which began January 2012, during which Emory designated 14 temporary zones for smoking on campus, which started January 2012. The implementation of the tobacco-free policy was an extensive process. While the University initially intended to launch the first phase of the policy in August 2011, administrators delayed its debut as a result of feedback from students and faculty, who believed that the change was too immediate. In the interim, the University has offered cessation programs to help people quit smoking. The tobacco-free policy is community-enforced, meaning that students and faculty are expected to approach anybody they see smoking on campus. Last semester, however, the Tobacco-Free Task Force identified some issues with the tobacco ban, including the fact that people on campus had been smoking in bushes, leaving increasing amounts of cigarette butts on campus grounds. The Emory community determined these issues through online feedback forms on the tobacco-free website as well as observations and discussions with faculty, students and staff. But now that the transition period is complete, we at the Wheel feel that the ban has been largely successful in achieving its goal. Though people still congregate in certain areas to smoke, the fact that they are “hiding” proves that the ban has been successful. In addition, some students go to Emory Village to smoke because this area is technically not Emory property — also indicating that the Task Force has reached its goal in making Emory property 100-percent tobacco-free. Based on our observations, in just one semester the number of people who smoke on campus has gone down. There will always be those who disregard the ban, but our perception is that there are fewer people smoking in public on campus. We believe that the University’s successful initiative results in part, from the temporary smoking zones. Feedback from the Emory community played a major role in ensuring that the transition to a tobacco-free Emory went smoothly. We hope that a desire to listen to recommendations from the community will continue to play a key role in major University decisions in the future. The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.
Difference Is the New Same ERIK BLOOM
Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Harvard Crimson Harvard University Friday, October 26, 2012 In its staff editorial, “Beyond Binders,” the Harvard Crimson Editorial Board use the Mitt Romney gaffe in order to engage in a meaningful discussion regarding diversity on campus. They discuss the demographics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and how that has changed over the years. They note that some improvements have been made over the years, but much more needs to be done in order to pursue the ultimate goal of equality. On the heels of Mitt Romney’s most recent campaign gaffe on gender equality in the workplace, a group of students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government have staged a protest against the dearth of diversity among the school’s faculty, asserting that “at least Romney had binders.” In 1988, a mere 10 percent of HKS faculty was female. In comparison, today’s 27 percent female junior faculty and 19 percent female senior faculty is a noteworthy improvement. Nonetheless, there remain significant structural impediments to women’s advancement in academia. Particularly, the rigidity of the traditional tenure track poses an undue burden on female academics seeking to balance the requirements of family and work. We urge HKS to examine and address its current tenure process to level the playing field. Significant gender disparity among the faculty at any institution is worrying. There are many ways in which interacting predominantly with male instructors can shape students’ expectations of which careers they can expect to succeed in, and this is particularly relevant to HKS because many of its students will go on to pursue careers in government, a field that remains disproportionately male. It is not unreasonable to suppose that a greater number of female professors at an institution as prestigious as HKS would translate into greater female participation in government across the U.S. The gender disparity at HKS is especially alarming because of the high profile that gender-related issues hold in contemporary politics. There is perhaps no better testament to this than the prominence of women’s
issues in the current presidential and congressional campaigns, where issues like contraception, rape, and abortion routinely take center-stage. Students of government go on to shape policies that touch millions of lives, and the interests of men and women cannot be equitably addressed until all genders are represented equally in government. That HKS employs a lower percentage of female faculty than its peers suggests that some practice specific to HKS is preventing women from obtaining professorships. Professor Jane J. Mansbridge notes that the Kennedy School’s system of tenure, unlike those of some of its peer institutions, is not particularly accommodating to female academics. We encourage HKS to remain cognizant of the unique challenges posed by the tenure track when raising a family. In a culture where women more often than men are expected to and will raise their families, women continue to bear the brunt of these challenges. To this end, HKS should examine and consider reforming its system of tenure so that it may be more compatible with the lives of women. A number of universities, such as the University of California, have implemented systems under which tenure candidates can switch between part-time and full-time status. In the same spirit, Princeton University’s track automatically allows faculty extra time to pursue tenure after having a child. Such a system would not only enable more women to pursue tenure tracks rather than poorly paid lecturer positions, but it will also increase the diversity of perspectives and consequently the intellectual productivity of HKS by facilitating the entry of both women and men raising families into tenured professorships. Though David T. Ellwood ’75, dean of HKS, has commendably doubled the school’s number of tenured female faculty since his appointment in 2004, he has stated that he has “no immediate plans” to continue closing the gap. In light of the national conversation on gender in the workplace prompted by Romney’s campaign blunder of “binders full of women,” we hope that HKS administrators realize the importance of prioritizing gender equality among faculty.
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So many people attempt to rationalize convention, to justify the beliefs of his or her time. But worse than merely accepting a belief as a justification, in this sense, is an attempt to re-enforce this acceptance with reason. I say question. But this does not mean we should rationalize the other and relieve ourselves of conformity. But to live as freely as possible is to rationalize without regard to any preconceived notion. It is obvious that we are all subject to some form of preconception, which shows itself in our ethics. The way that we behave is dictated by the setting we find ourselves in, and so humans can be said to be multifaceted in their plethora of behavioral stimuli. Of course, we only have a set amount of behavior to choose from, or at least draw from. But can we escape the preconceived? Can we manipulate our feeling to the extent that we are afforded the ability to act in nonconformity? There is a feeling that we should do different, that we should act out of nonconformity. And so in this vein, acting in nonconformity is conforming, as far as one’s intent to not conform is influenced by the consensus sentiment to not conform. We have been drowned in brilliance. We have been exposed to so much artistic genius, emotional depth, intellectual greatness and even the wonder of the banal, that we no longer pursue it because we do not want to risk having our voice left unheard. We now seek to be unpredictable to be different for the sake of being different and in this way affirm ourselves. I know this is how I feel, and I have observed others take this course: the hipster movement being an archetypal expression of difference for the sake of being different. But I claim, we all have this hipster within us. It is at its core a testament to our need for self-affirmation, in showing that we are distinctive by projecting the integrity of our selves. We say we are better because
we are different, but this in turn makes the person from which we are rebelling better in their difference. But we justify saying that we are more different in the sum of our traits, in our exclusivity. However, there cannot be a better if all men are dissimilar. All people are unique, but they are only more unique than others if what they have within them is not found in others. But the consensus sentiment still projects differences as sought after, so that those who are most unique become those who are most normal as they seek difference in conformity. So, it is the person who is superior that does not try to be different. But one must acknowledge, the spirit of history, to borrow the term from Hegel, is in itself multifaceted, and so some other sentiment must exist that involves not doing things for the sake of being different. It seems to me that this sentiment has been overpowered, and many will choose to follow in their parents’ minds and choose to be ‘every person’ because it is different.
We are hipsters if we pursue difference for difference’s sake. So, true authenticity, in the thought of Heidegger, must come from one’s own intentions in committing to an action. In doing something because it is right or even wrong, or because it makes you feel good or even bad, would be to act authentically as opposed to doing something because it is different. However, the will to be different has invaded our morals. So what feels good or bad, or what seems right or wrong, is determined by if it is different from another, and so in this way, the intention, the will and the want to be different is inescapable. So even though we may justify an action by saying, “Oh, this is the
right thing to do,” or “Oh, this will be good for my career,” this is only a symptom of our want to be different from other people, even if this means doing the same as most people in an act of defiance against difference, and in so doing, we are being different. And ultimately, we affirm ourselves in established contrast. This seems to be the new popular form of self-affirmation that has occurred in our implicit disinterest from more conventionallypractical feats. It is an acknowledgement of the impossible, that we can’t build taller buildings, create more elaborate art and find more compelling intellectual solutions. Maybe it is the running out of this whim of the will of the universe/spirit of history in the actualized realization that little more can be done in the realm of conventional brilliance and talent. So out of necessity, our goals have been remodeled under the same label: we still affirm ourselves, but now it is in the way of difference. So, in a way, our previous spirit of history (whether of choice or of force) has redefined itself and in doing so has redefined brilliance. We are not becoming less brilliant; rather, what constitutes brilliance has changed, in the change of the contents of the ultimate goal for self-affirmation in a worthy existence (will to exist). All of these terms: talent, brilliance, the beautiful, the sublime, can be used to describe difference. In fact, the pull of the spirit is so strong that we cannot pinpoint what these terms used to denote since the change has already taken place. The change is evident in the talk of past scholars marveling at intrinsic beauty in the physical and the mental. Perhaps these terms (talent, brilliance, etc.) are all for themselves and not for difference. But I cannot say. So I propose we are all hipsters as far as we pursue difference for the sake of difference, but then again, it may just be me.
Erik Bloom is a College senior from Dobbs Ferry, N.J.
Unfair Fight: Guns Versus Stones When I was younger I would always pick on my little brother, Spencer. I am a few years older than him, and once upon a time, I was much bigger than him too. Usually my harassment would be verbal. These weren’t my proudest days, to be sure — but kids will be kids, right? Often, after getting fed up with my bullying, Spencer would lash out physically. Every time this happened, I would easily push him over and pin him down in a matter of seconds. His only respite was yelling for our mother, who would come to his rescue and reprimand me for my actions. After coddling Spencer’s broken spirit, my mother would teach me an important lesson which eventually stuck with me for life. You’re older than your brother, she would say to me. You’re bigger and smarter than he is. “But he hit me first!” I would respond. “Then just walk away,” my mother would tell me. “What do you prove by beating up someone who is smaller than you?” Obviously, this vignette is analogous to the recent conflagration in the Middle East — oversimplified though it may be. On Wednesday a series of bombings across Gaza consisted what the Israelis termed “Operation Pillar of Cloud,” which began with the targeted assassination of Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari. As of Thursday night, more than 300 Gazan rockets have killed three Israelis, while the Israelis have
killed 16 Palestinians. Most of these deaths are civilians, including a pregnant woman, the elderly and at least two children under 12-months-old. The Israeli justification for these attacks emphasizes defense: our country is under threat, and we have the right to defend ourselves. However, the last time I checked, if my neighbor is throwing rocks at my house, I have no right to walk into his own house and shoot him. Undoubtedly, many will disagree with my analysis of the issue on principle. My aim, however, is not to praise the Palestinians for resisting colonialism, nor is it to insist that the Israelis stand idly by as their people live in terror of daily rocket strikes. I simply wish to encourage peace and expose injustice. Both sides are fighting dirty wars; civilians are overwhelmingly the victims in this conflict. That being said, the Israelis — with their U.S.-backed army, navy and air force — obviously pose a greater threat to the Palestinians than vice-versa. Their active fighting force is more than twice as large as the Palestinians’, and the death toll on either side is even more unequal: almost seven Palestinian deaths for every one Israeli death since the turn of the century. The Israel Defense Forces are larger, better-
funded and more advanced than the Palestine Liberation Army. As one Tweeter put it, the conflict is “guns versus stones.” This inequity makes it clear who the aggressor is. National defense is one thing, but invading or bombing another nation (yes, nation) and disproportionately killing civilians and militants alike is clearly unjust. The Israelis stand to learn a thing or two from my mother. Rather than just turning the other cheek, they are using these occasional rocket strikes — themselves just a desperate attempt to create some semblance of a twosided conflict — as a justification for assuming a lopsided militarist stance in the region at the overwhelming expense of Palestinian civilians. As with my conflict with my brother, Israel holds the majority of power in their conflict with Palestine. As such, no excuses should be made for the indiscriminate and unnecessary killing of civilians. Even if the Palestinians struck first, this does not justify any and all acts of aggression by the Israelis. The global community, at both an individual and national level, must recognize the inequity and injustice of this conflict and work not only for a solution but also for the promotion of peace — regardless of who hit whom first.
William is a College sophomore from Little Rock, Ark.
THE EMORY WHEEL
Friday, November 16, 2012
OPEN LETTER FROM PRESIDENT JAMES WAGNER
Let’s All Look Forward: A Response to Student Concerns Dear Messrs. Zonderman and Mullins, I write in response to your letter of Nov. 5. I appreciate the concern that you and other students have shown for the future of Emory University. We share a determination that Emory continue to be strong, continue to pursue its vision and seek ways to lead in trailblazing the best way forward for research universities in the twenty-first century. Toward this purpose, Dean Robin Forman was appointed to lead Emory College to even greater levels of excellence than it now enjoys. Recognizing the hard truth that the resources most available to do this are the resources the college already has, Dean Forman has led appropriate and extensive discussions with representative members of the arts and sciences faculty and has acted on their counsel. His decisions are both legitimate and necessary. The realignment of resources in Emory College will not be reversed. Doing so would be to return to a status quo that is untenable. Doing so would also be an abdication of responsibility by the university and, in the long term, would not advance the interests and excellence of the college. Sometimes
courageous leadership requires facing reality and having the integrity to address it. As I have said both in meetings of the University Senate and in other venues, while these realignments are necessary, they also require our acting with care for those who are most affected by them. In 2009, the university eliminated several hundred positions in the face of the severe economic downturn in late 2008; those cuts unfortunately meant laying off men and women who had worked with diligence and commitment on behalf of Emory. Under those circumstances, the university determined that we should offer extraordinary severance benefits in a number of ways. This time, also, we are taking pains to ensure that all faculty members are being treated fairly, that students whose programs are affected will be afforded reasonable time to complete their degrees and that staff whose positions are eliminated will be given fair opportunity for reassignment elsewhere at Emory. Beyond this reaffirmation of the steps Dean Forman has taken, let me address two other concerns that you have raised. First,
your demand for “formal and meaningful student, faculty and staff participation on all key decision-making bodies” assumes that there are not currently such formal, meaningful avenues for participation in shared governance. The bylaws of the university, created by the Board of Trustees, places significant responsibility in the University Senate, whose representation includes faculty, students and staff. Other important governing bodies of the various colleges and schools are appropriately elected and representative, and the exercise of their authority depends on the energy, imagination and leadership of their members. This administration respects their authority and has always encouraged the creation of meaningful agendas that aim to improve the quality of Emory in every way, as both an academic institution and a community. Ultimately, however, the university is not a pure democracy but more of a republic, dependent on the work of appropriately-empowered representatives. Moreover, final management responsibility lies with the administration, while final governance authority rests with the Board of Trustees. Even there, the faculty have rep-
resentation through faculty counselors who advise and provide input to the work of the various committees of the board. Along those lines, at last week’s meetings of the Board of Trustees, after discussions that included faculty counselors, the board formally affirmed its support for the decisions and processes of Dean Forman and the university administration. Second, you note that the decision to close the Division of Educational Studies has a perceived impact on Emory’s commitment to diversity. Emory’s recruitment, retention and graduation of minority students in the college continue to be among the strongest in the nation. But our commitment to diversity has never depended on one department or division, nor should it. This university has a right to expect everyone of our academic and nonacademic departments to be fully committed to recruiting the very best students, staff and faculty, and qualities of excellence do not adhere to color, race or ethnicity. Nor have Emory’s relationships with the Atlanta community depended on one division or department. We have established vital connections
to the Atlanta Public Schools through our Center for Community Partnerships. In fact, one of our trustees has given a munificent gift to ensure greater graduation rates in the schools with which we are partnered. Emory remains committed to our shared vision of being an inquiry-driven, ethically-engaged and diverse community. We must, now, put the decisions of August behind us. It is time to get on with the work of making the Emory College of Arts and Sciences the finest possible liberal arts college that both contributes to and enjoys the benefits of its central position in a research university. In view of your having shared your letter to me as an open letter published in The Emory Wheel, I have felt free to send a copy of this response to the Wheel as well. Sincerely, James W. Wagner President
First-World Problems: Keep Your Belongings Safe I recently had my laptop stolen. It was a beautiful MacBook Pro with a 15-inch, antireflective screen, a 2.3gHz Intel i7 quad-core processor and a hard drive with storage space than anybody could ever need. It was my baby. Its theft was a tragedy — for me, at least. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I wasn’t so much troubled by the loss of such an incredible computer — which is a shame but computers are, ultimately, replaceable — but by my subsequent inability to do, well, anything. My entire life was on that computer: gigabytes upon gigabytes of music, my most valuable school documents and above all else, an Internet browser that I could access at my leisure.
The theft was a tragedy — for me, at least ... I didn’t know what to with myself. When I reported my laptop as stolen and was asked its value by the investigating officer, it struck me that the value of a laptop extends far beyond the actual price of the machine itself. It was only in the absence of a computer that I realized just how frequently I used mine. I’m certainly not the only person for whom this is the case. We college students are obsessed with our computers. We use them for everything imaginable, from socialization to schoolwork and everything in between. This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing; it’s just a product of our collective environment. On the most basic level, a computer is one of the most important factors in determining a college student’s academic success. Students use them for checking in on classes, writing essays, e-mailing professors, taking notes in class — the list goes on. Take away the ready access to a computer that we so often take for granted and (what little was left of) a student’s productivity goes down the drain.
Katrina Worsham |Staff
Stolen MacBook Impacts Social Isolation Unless you’re a freshman living in Harris, it’s incredibly inconvenient to go to the library every time you need to do homework because, let’s face it, we’re constantly doing (or at least pretending to do) work.
The ramifications of a stolen computer extend far deeper than lost productivity and entertainment. All of our social networks exist on the Internet. Without constant and convenient access to these networks, it’s just
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The season of Autumn is not really a season at all, but a middle-ground — a bridge between the warm, bright days of summer and the dark, lifeless ones of winter. It is in this unbelonging season that we hear the last few peals of green, dew-drenched laughter, but not without the whispered promise of decay maliciously muting our last vernal pleasures. Autumn has never belonged, never felt that sense of oneness with the seasons, though it weaves them into a whole, brings and binds the farthest ends of the varicolored tapestry of months. It must be this characteristic estrangement that prompts the bitterness, the pervasive cynicism. Its alienation is contagious — falls with the bloodied leaves to touch our troubled souls and burden us with the onus of emptiness. The stillness is suffocating the stertorous breathing of Zephyrus is mixed with and pitted against the vigorous gusts of Boreas. The trees blush at winter’s rude, inexorable power, as the White Thing slips its frosted fingers over the ashen mouths of color and life. Gradually, the color is drained from the land until, with many a false start, the ochre earth is all at once subdued in snow: the White Virgin enjoys her brief and noble reign. Many hold the mistaken belief that Autumn, as the other seasons, occurs but once a year; in reality, it comes twice. The slow,
Advisory Program caught my attention as both an alumnus and staff member of Oxford. While I believe Vice President Danielle Zamarelli has the best intentions in mind, I do not think she fully understands her counterparts on Emory’s historic campus just 35 miles away. In addition to the article mentioning “Oxford University” in reference to Emory University’s Oxford College, the article shows the program Zamarelli wishes to implement demonstrates an overall lack of understanding about Emory’s undergraduate programs. The heart of the Advisory Program seems to indicate that Oxford students are generally disconnected and out-of-touch with the Atlanta campus when they continue (not transfer) for their junior and senior years. Zamarelli indicates that she noticed a lack of “opportunities to learn about the Emory community” upon her campaign visit to the Oxford campus. This is simply not true. While she may not have noticed specific advertising, Oxford students regularly attend events on the Atlanta campus. They include President Carter’s Freshman Town Hall, Dalai Lama lectures, Fall Band Party, Emory Cares events and the list goes on. Additionally, many Oxford students regularly take advantage of the Pitts’ Theology
Jonathan Warkentine is a College freshman from Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Editorials Co-Editor Nicholas Bradley is a College sophomore from Skillman, N.J.
Oxford Students Always Branch Out
The Necessary Months of Forgotten Autumn unpunctual and unpredictable shift from winter to spring is the second Autumn, the second limbo of the seasons’ reign. The trees, still barren, cradle their hardening buds against the alternating rains and snows, then put out in faith their stems and blossoms, trusting the fickle, deceitful hand of no one in particular. The snow peels back its rotting gums to reveal a layer of decaying leaves studded with scintillating emerald pricks. Even as their thorny stems are upward sent, the putrid stuff that rots at their bases dies to bring new green. And so is Autumn: the bridge between the seasons so precariously narrow that much must be left behind. There is no foregoing the bridge, no lessening of the gap it spans. Instead with heavy hearts, we march across its buckling length, holding fast the cord that binds both sides. Though tempted we may be to claw and snatch at the season now receding or drunkenly grope for the next, it is the way of fools. Rather, embrace the changing for the change being brought. Fear not the Middle Months and their intractable ways; for we will never know the loving fire of our mother’s bosom if we do not leave the feeble warmth of our cradle and suspend those cold, uncertain moments in between.
too easy to fall out of the loop. While adult readers might not understand why this is so important, younger readers know exactly what I mean. Socially, so much changes over the course
of a single day in the life of a college student that to be disconnected for any longer than the better part of a day could be detrimental, if only to the unlucky student’s sense of connectivity with the goings-on of the university. This sort of social disconnectedness may seem trivial, but to quote astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, “that’s what you really want in life. You want to feel connected. You want to feel relevant. You want to feel like a participant in the goings-on of activities and events around you.” Computers are how we as college students tap into the pulse of social life on campus. Despite what some might say, it isn’t enough to tune into social networks once or twice a day. It is of the utmost importance, socially, that a student be tied in at all times, and this can only be achieved with easy and consistent access to a computer. Fortunately and thanks entirely to my loving parents, I was only without a computer for 48 hours. So while I didn’t suffer too horribly, I did learn two things over the course of my ordeal: Firstly, Emory’s campus isn’t as safe as we sometimes think. I was in my own fraternity house (in which only 11 people live) when my computer was stolen, along with some of the fraternity’s sound equipment. Keep a close eye on your belongings, especially the valuable ones. Secondly, it is of the utmost importance that you, by some manner or another, back up your data. I was fortunate in that I’m obsessive about ensuring that my school documents are backed up to Dropbox, the same online file storage service that ruined Dave Petraeus’ career. The rest of my data was stored on an external hard drive. While I lost a very expensive computer, the consequences of my ordeal could have been far worse had I not ensured the security of my data. If you take steps to protect your belongings, you can protect yourself from the sort of social trauma that I had to suffer (albeit only briefly). Keep your belongings safe, and you can keep yourself happy.
NICHOLAS MISSLER The article in last Thursday’s edition of the
Library, Candler Reading Room among other popular spots on campus to study. Although they are on a different campus, a short Cliff ride finds them staring directly at the DUC with the resources and amenities of the Atlanta campus if they so choose.
Oxford students don’t need to rely upon the Atlanta campus to find a fulfilling life... It should be noted, however, that social life at Oxford is equally vibrant. From special lectures, concerts, Coffee Houses, Homecoming Week, Dooley’s Week, etc. Continuees can also engage in clubs and organizations on the Atlanta campus which they participated in at Oxford. For example, if someone is in Volunteer Oxford, Volunteer Emory is a natural fit. Others include: Oxford Christian Fellowship/ Emory Christian Fellowship, Outdoor Oxford/Outdoor Emory, Theater Oxford/ Theater Emory, etc. Oxford students don’t need to rely upon the Atlanta campus to find a fulfilling life outside of the classroom. Lastly, the notion that Oxford students keep to themselves and neglect to branch out into the larger EmorySV College community after their continuation is a two-sided issue.
It is a well-known fact that some of a person’s strongest connections while in college, regardless of where they attend, are formed within the freshman and sophomore years. This is true not only of Oxford College students but of students who begin at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Therefore, the responsibility of expanding social connections lies not only with Oxford students, but also with Emory College students. No formal program is necessary for this to happen. Just as freshmen reach out and make connections with unfamiliar faces, so too should sophomores, juniors and seniors regardless of whether the new face is an Oxford continuee or simply a student you have never encountered. In closing, it is unnecessary for the Emory College SGA to design a program which holds the hands of Oxford continuees. After all, these students have had the same educational, social and professional opportunities as their Emory College peers; they’ve just begun their Emory education on a different campus. It is noble that VP Zamarelli wishes to assist the Oxford community. I would just encourage her and her SGA counterparts to be welcoming and friendly to their peers from Oxford when they arrive as juniors.
Nicholas Missler is a College graduate from new Long, Ohio. He is now the admissions advisor for Oxford at Emory University.
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Thinking Outside the Cardboard Box
By Jenna Kingsley Asst. Student Life Editor It’s the last day of freshman year for Kaeya Majmundar. Instead of relaxing, she is rushing to a friend’s dorm to help with some last-minute packing. The friend has a chemistry final, so it is up to Majmundar to transport all of the boxes to a storage space they’re renting for the summer before the dorms close for the semester. Unfortunately for Majmundar, the boxes have all been folded and taped incorrectly, and as she takes them to the car, the boxes split and the contents scatter onto the ground. What seemed to be a packing nightmare at the time turned out to be an inspiration. “There had to be another way,” Majmundar said. “I thought maybe I could come up with some kind of box design that you didn’t need to assemble.” Majmundar, now a College sophomore, has done exactly that. Her patented box design, which she is now in the process of licensing to manufacturers, allows quick and efficient assembly and has done well enough as a product to win the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization 2012 National Elevator Pitch Contest. Majmundar insists her successes stem from the simplicity of her product. “It’s different from what’s currently on the market because with the ones currently on shelf, you have to take the box, fold it, tape it, flip it over, tape it again, flip it back over, put your stuff in, fold it again and then tape it,” Majmundar said. “That’s just a long and unnecessary process.” The Easy Box, as Majmundar named it, differs from the typical cardboard box because it requires no assembly. All one needs to do is
ARIES You should definitely get in line at midnight on Black Friday. Just be warned: the solar system has been a little crowded lately, so there is a 98 percent chance you will be trampled. However, if you survive that, your diligence will pay off and you will crawl away with some amazing deals!
Taurus You should think twice before digging into those turkey legs. Saturn’s moons are ominously aligned on Thanksgiving in such a way that the vengeful spirit of that turkey you’re about to eat might come back to haunt you.
Gemini Still deciding whether or not to volunteer at a homeless shelter this Thanksgiving? Well, you definitely should! All that good energy you put into the universe now will come back to you on Christmas morning: we see a new pony in your near future! Austin Price/Photography Editor
College sophomore Kaeya Majmundar’s simple, easy-to-assemble cardboard box design won first place at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization 2012 National Elevator Pitch competition. pop open the box, insert the extra cardboard backing and lift the flap to reveal the box top. It’s that simple. After thinking up the initial concept, Majmundar drew many prototypes to see if her idea was possible. Things just weren’t fitting together on paper, so she went to Home Depot and bought a few traditional cardboard boxes to fiddle around with. When she was happy with the functionality of her design, Majmundar took her idea to an invention consultant. As a biology and anthropology major and a self-admittedly “not a business-oriented person,” she chose this path because she thought it would best guide her product in the right
direction. Her consultant provided a graphic designer, a lawyer, a writer for the provisional patent, a licensing agent and someone to aid with the marketing process — all things the busy Emory student had no time or experience to deal with herself. Majmundar’s box is currently protected under a provisional patent, which gives her a year to introduce her product to manufacturers. She is meeting with manufacturers to work out licensing agreements. Majmundar plans to license her box design to manufacturers first rather than producing it herself so she can see if there is interest in the market. Whomever she licenses to
will manufacture her product and sell to chains like Home Depot and Staples; Majmundar will receive a percentage of all royalties the manufacturers earn. If she sees enough interest in her design, Majmundar plans on applying for a 20-year patent. Majmundar was picked as one of 60 contestants to compete in the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization 2012 National Elevator Pitch competition. To enter, competitors had to submit a short video pitch on YouTube in addition to his or her application. Before the competition even started, the Easy Box was gaining popu-
larity through the online video pitch. Within less than a week, Majmundar’s video gained over 59,000 views on YouTube. This sparked the interest of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and they emailed Majmundar to be interviewed for a press release about her viral reach. On Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, Majmundar flew to her hometown of Chicago to compete in the contest. The first round consisted of six groups with ten people each; two from each group moved on to the next round, and Majmundar was one of them. The twelve contestants in the next round
See MAJMUNDAR, Page 10
A.J. Goes To the DUC By A.J. Artis Staff Writer
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The View from Galata Bridge By Austin Price The view from Galata Bridge is one of the best in the city. Its broad pathway barely contains the growing summer crowd as the sun descends at the head of the Golden Horn. It is at the height of Ramadan, during this perfect hour when the heat of the day has passed and the sun begins to spread its amber glow over the rooftops, when people flock to the railing, straining for a better view. I had already discovered the typical gathering at every water’s edge in Istanbul: a row of fishermen casting their lines into the dark and polluted sea. At first, I didn’t see the point. The fish rarely took to their bait, and in this water, these leisurely Turks had a better chance pulling up a plastic bag or wasted cigarette. But these men cast their lines – day in, day-out. Today, hundreds of fishing rods obstruct the view towards Eminönü. The Süleymaniye Mosque – standing proudly at the head of the bridge and basking in the glow of the sun – is concealed within its cage of rods and lines. A picturesque
Istanbul hides behind the Istanbullus who insistently divide the view with rods of fiberglass and steel. Only the minarets ascend to the unimpeded twilight above.
In this water, these leisurely Turks had a better chance of pulling up a plastic bag or wasted cigarette. A few days later, a few friends and I escape the city to the nearby Princes’ Islands. Watched from a cliffside on the island of Heybeliada, the sun dives into the Sea of Marmara, shedding its rosy afterglow over restless waves. Cawing crows break the silence – blue-black wings flapping above a
lone fisherman on the rocks below. The fishing silhouette casts his pole towards the blazing sky. This sunset appears similar to many others I have seen back home, but the lone fisherman reminds me that this is a site of coastal Turkey and nowhere else. As the line is cast before it, this is a Turkish sunset. In much the same way, a city defines itself equally, perhaps more so, by the people who stand in the foreground as by the architectural views they may obstruct. Istanbul cannot be defined merely by its mosques or churches, fishing docks or ferry harbors, spice bazaars or steel-framed malls, or even by the distant sun that daily traverses the sky above. The city is its people – musicians and artists, entrepreneurs and wage-laborers, friends and lovers, Muslims and Christians. And especially, the city is its fishermen, who continually cast for the leisure that the golden sea provides.
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Last Wednesday I went to the DUC. I’m too old to go to the DUC. I went because I was promised free steak. I ate the steak. It was good. In order to eat the steak, I had to go to a Food Advisory Committee of Emory (FACE) meeting. As it turns out, the people in charge of the DUC know how much you hate it. They also want to fix it. But, since they don’t eat DUC “food,” they don’t know what’s wrong. The steak, pasta primavera, and seared vegetables were delicious. It was Emory Catering. I suggested we simply serve food like that. Problem solved, you’re welcome. This suggestion was dismissed because you can’t cook food that good for more than 50 or so people. When Jesus divided the loaves and fishes, everyone ate, but it would have gotten 3 stars on Yelp. Students at Emory enjoy whining. But they whine like students at a top 20 college. They have lists. Sometimes flow-charts. There were no powerpoints this time. College freshman Michael Sacks began the FACE meeting. His housemate from Texas showed up for the food but didn’t eat the steak. He must be ashamed of his heritage. I’m from California and I can do yoga. Some people lack pride in their state. Others lack pride in their cafeteria. I was proud to be among those who care so much about the cafeteria, that they will criticize it to its face. These are constructive criticisms. They are for the greater good. They are for
See A.J.’S, Page 10
Cancer Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you should slack off on your workout routine. Yeah it might be fun to sleep through break, but you’ll regret it when you can’t button your favorite pair of jeans once you get back on campus.
Leo You should think twice about agreeing to play wide receiver during the family football scrimmage this Thanksgiving morning. The stars are aligned for a broken arm, which will seriously hinder your stuffing-your-face abilities.
Virgo Unfortunately, Venus has been circling abnormally fast lately, which is going to cause turbulent winds in the Earth’s atmosphere. Prepare for some extra flight delays. Go ahead and download the Shades of Grey trilogy to keep you company while you wait.
Libra Grandma will be drinking too much again this holiday season. Watch out for some family secrets to surface that will surely surprise you. You might find out why your younger brother doesn’t look like the rest of the family…
Scorpio Your family will finally be reunited, so get prepared for some fights. Food fights.
Sagittarius You know how you attempted to deep-fry that turkey last year but ended up giving yourself 2nd degree burns? Yeah, you might want to think about going veggie this Thanksgiving in order to avoid anymore mishaps.
Capricorn We know you’ve been thinking about inviting your significant other over to meet the family this Thanksgiving. However, you should think twice before subjecting them to your crazy llamaowning aunt.
Aquarius A word of warning: your cat will get into that pumpkin pie you tirelessly baked before you and your family get a chance to eat it. A word of advice: put some whipped crème over the damage and pretend like nothing happened. Keep that secret between you and Mr. Whiskers, and no one else ever has to know.
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THE EMORY WHEEL
Friday, November 16, 2012
Student Activities Calendar Friday, November 16 — Thursday, November 29 RELIGIOUS LIFE Hindu Students Association
WEEKLY EVENTS GlobeMed
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
Alloy Literary Magazine
The form is available at http://odk.org/audience/prospective_members/membership_application_form.
Diwali Friday, Nov. 16, Puja at 5 p.m., Dinner and Mela at 6:30 p.m. Puja in Cannon Chapel, Dinner and Mela in Math and Science Center
Weekly General Body Meeting Monday, Nov. 19, 7:30 pm, Monday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. Anthropology 303
RSVP to Nupur Gupta for Puja. Free Admission to Mela. All are welcome.
Submissions Review Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m. Candler Library 114
Weekend of Twinning Shabbat Friday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Marcus Hillel Center We’re partnering with the Muslim Student Association this Shabbat for the fifth annual Weekend of Twinning! There will be home-cooked food and performances from both traditions! Hot Chocolate Havdallah Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. Asbury Circle Join us as we move from Shabbat into the new week and celebrate with friends, music and hot chocolate!
Applications Available Due Monday, Nov. 26 11:59 p.m.
Global Medical Brigades
Honduras and Ghana Applications Due Wednesday, Nov. 21, 12 a.m.
Weekly General Body Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 pm Harland Cinema
Applications can be found on Emory Announcements on LearnLink.
Stroll Competition Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Glenn Memorial
Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 pm Callaway C101
Delta Phi Lambda
Emory China Care
ECC Date Auction Friday, Nov. 16, 6:45 p.m. Anthropology Building Room 303
Trip to Jewish Heritage Museum Sunday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m. Meet behind DUC—transportation provided
Emory Karma Bhangra Performance at Hindu Students Association Diwali Friday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. Math and Science Center
Free burritos! Refreshments provided! Hot girls and boys will be auctioned to date! All the proceedings will go to the Chinese orphans who need immediate surgeries.
BSA & Hillel will enjoy a self-guided tour through the exhibit “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges.” RSVP by Wednesday, November 14 to Erika Rief.
Rathskellar Comedy Improv Show, Slumber Party Style Sunday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Harland Cinema
Stroll Competition Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. Glenn Memorial
Atlanta Muslim and Jewish Hunger Event Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. The Temple
Join Hillel & MSA for a discussion and video on the common moral imperative in both Islam and Judaism to feed the hungry and help those most in need.
ATHLETIC EVENTS Women’s Basketball Home Opener Emory Tip Off Classic Vs. Spellman on Friday, Nov. 16. 6 p.m.; Championship Game Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
Emory Christian Fellowship
Thanksgiving Potluck and Worship Gathering Saturday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m. Hopkins First Floor Kitchen in Complex
Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Weekly Meeting: Bible Study Monday, Nov. 19, Monday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Candler Library Room 114
Want to be listed on our calendar?
Email Elizabeth Howell at ehowel5@emory. edu. Include the name of your event, the name of your organization, date and time, location and a one-sentence description of the event.
Delta Phi Lambda
Emory Swing Club
Dance Saturday, Nov. 17, Beginner Lessons at 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., Dance at 9 p.m. Glenn Fellowship Hall
Lambda Phi Alpha, Latin Sorority, Inc. Informational Session Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. White Hall 111
The Students of Film 373: Video Games in the Department of Film and Media Studies Video Game Night Friday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. Cox Computing Center
Liberty In North Korea
A Voice for the Voiceless 2nd Annual Benefit Concert Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. White Hall 208
Reformed University Fellowship Large Group Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Anthropology 303
A.J.’s Opinions on DUC Food Are Mostly As Expected Continued from Page 1
Majmundar Hopes to Pitch Her Product to TV Show’s “Sharks” Continued from Page 9 pitched again to an entirely new panel of judges. Six were selected for the final group, and Majmundar was again a finalist. The final round was in a large hall with the panel of judges and audience. Amid a sea of undergraduates and graduates, many of them pursuing business degrees, the pre-med Majmundar pitched her invention for the last time and received wonderful news at the closing keynote: she’d won the competition. In addition to publicity and the title of first-place winner, Majmundar was told she’d walk away from the competition with $3,500 in her pocket. But the weekend’s successes did not stop there. Due to her viral video receiving the most likes on the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Facebook page, Majmundar walked out with 500 extra dollars by winning the competition’s People’s Choice Award. Majmundar said the best thing about winning the competition was the support she felt from the panel
of judges and highly affluent members of the business community in attendance. Among her supporters were John E. Hughes (Chairman of the Coleman Foundation) and Jeff Hoffman (CEO of priceline.com). After the first round, the inventor of the Keurig Coffee Maker approached Majmundar to compliment her product and offer any assistance if she ever needed it. “It was amazing to step off the stage and be surrounded by so many influential CEOs and successful entrepreneurs,” Majmundar said. “When people would come up to me and say ‘Wow, can you demonstrate that again?’ that’s when I knew I had a winner. They were complimenting my product and not my delivery, and that was what was most important.” After winning the competition, Majmundar decided her next plan of action would be to apply to the television show Shark Tank. The show is a reality television series where entrepreneurs walk into a room of influential CEOs (or “Sharks”), pitch their product and immediately negotiate investments for their inventions.
She’d always been a fan of the show, so Majmundar was ecstatic when one of the Sharks, Barbara Corcoran, responded to her email with words of encouragement. Another Shark messaged Majmundar on Twitter and still another followed her on Twitter, so Majmundar is keeping her hopes high for a chance to be on the show. When Majmundar is not working on her invention, she focuses on her studies and even finds time to volunteer. She is the founder of a project called Blessings in a Backpack, where backpacks are filled and delivered to Whitefoord Elementary School with non-perishable goods. Majmundar delivers the backpacks on Fridays, takes them back to restock on Mondays and is in the process of getting more students on board to help with the project. She is also a Sophomore Advisor (SA) for the fifth floor of Evans Hall. Her fellow SA, Bari Fuchs, says she is extremely impressed with how Majmundar balances her time. “She is always going to meetings and always working hard to get her other work done so she can focus on
her box,” Fuchs said. “She’s extremely driven. I have no doubt she will be successful.” Majmundar says she enjoys being an SA so much because she loves how excited and fresh her first-year residents are. She even used two of her residents, Matt Smoot and David Jevotovsky, in her competition pitch video to demonstrate how her box works. “I’m pretty sure a toddler could do it,” joked Jevotovsky. “All you have to do is pull out the inside, fold and then insert the support flaps. It only takes about 5 seconds.” With great successes already under her belt, Majmundar says she is looking forward to the future. She is excited for the day she’ll see her product on the shelves, but for now, is staying grounded by the simplicity and straightforwardness of her invention. “Everyone is always looking for a better way to do something, right?” Majmundar said. “Well, this is just a better way to pack. I think it has a lot of potential as long as I take the right direction and keep pushing.”
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progress. They are for freedom. A major complaint was that the cups are too far from the soda fountain. Also there should be more cheese pizza. One of the DUC managers mentioned that those changes were already in progress. I said a little prayer of thanks to Sodexo. The DUC manager also noted, in a nervous, somewhat flighty voice, as if hoping to appease a gluttonous emperor on a gold and crimson recliner, an emperor he neither respected nor adored, that, “the salad bar will now offer kale, hicuma, and edemame. We know you like variety.” We, the voracious students of Emory, do appreciate variety. For the record, Kale is lettuce. Kale does everything regular lettuce does, but slightly better. Like a 5 year old in a cape, Kale is super lettuce. Hicuma sounds like a slave from The Crucible. According to a cereal survey, Honey Nut Cheerios and Honey Bunches of Oats will join the cereal menu. I remember wishing that Emory students might be more like Winnie the Pooh. I wished they would adopt his uncomplaining, mellow attitude. I got my wish, except instead of low maintenance, they adopted Pooh’s affection for honey. Sodexo, giveth, Sodexo taketh away. Two gingers showed up late to the meeting. I could not tell if they were met with disapproving glares because of their tardiness or gingerness. I cannot believe gingers were enfranchised before women. Michael Sacks, who conducted the meeting like a game show host for something inane like Celebrity Jeopardy, asked for feedback on the new DUC hours. The Sean Connery
to Sack’s Trebek said, “There wasn’t enough publicity. I didn’t know the hours changed.” Sacks replied, “Really?” Connery said, “Well, maybe if you’d put more signs in the DUC, that would have helped.” “You mean, besides the signs in the entrance that are 8 feet high?” This was the same guy who said the cups were too far from the soda fountain. In his defense, 10-foot signs are easy to ignore because they are so tall. He also complained that there were not enough pencils with which to write more complaints. Also the bowls are not close enough to the cereal. Further, why isn’t granola available everyday? Also the temperature isn’t quite room temperature. I began to play a game where I got points every time a complaint would qualify as a “#firstworldproblem.” I won. Connery, the complainer, then pointed out that the fruit selection was inconsistent. Again, the flighty voiced DUC manager explained, this time, as if to an irrational, borderline violent emperor dulled by years of incest, that “you can’t grow fruit during winter in America, but you can grow fruit in South America because it’s not winter there. So now that it’s almost winter here, we have to supply our fruit from a different location, because winter is too cold to grow fruit in America.” This is why we can’t have nice things. After the meeting I waited in line for a tee shirt. It says “Stop Whining about Emory Dining.” I liked the font. This week, I learned a very valuable lesson: Sodexo has your back.
Kale does everything regular lettuce does, but slightly better.
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agle xchange MON 19
NCAA Division III Championships Terre Haute, Ind. 12:45 p.m.
vs. Loras College 11 a.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. vs. Spelman vs. Piedmont/ Rose Hulman College TBA 6 p.m. Woodruff P.E. Woodruff P.E. Center Center
vs. LaGrange College 6 p.m. LaGrange, Ga.
vs. Huntingdon vs. University College of the Ozarks 6 p.m. 4 p.m. Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala. Ala.
vs. Berry College 7 p.m. Woodruff P.E. Center
vs. University of Georgia 5 p.m. Athens, Ga.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
SWIMMING & DIVING
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
WOMEN’S MEN’S BASKETBALL BASKETBALL
Q&A Men’s Basketball Guard The Eagles opened up their season with an exhibition game against D-I Davidson, where senior guard Alex Greven led the team with 27 points. After the game, the senior had a chance to sit down with Sports Editor Elizabeth Weinstein to discuss the upcoming season, post-graduation plans and rainbows and sunshine.
Alex Greven: When I was born.
EW: Pretend that you are playing Dooley in some one-on-one basketball ... who wins? AG: Me, because I never lose in one-on-one.
EW: Do you have any pre-game superstitions? AG: It’s kind of a secret.
EW: How about any weird quirks or something that most people don’t know about you? AG: I want to be the first brain surgeon to operate in space.
EW: Why did you decide to come play basketball at Emory? AG: For so many reasons. The coach, the school, the guys ... literally everything. I just loved everything.
EW: Are you hoping to continue playing after you graduate? AG: Yes, probably somewhere in Europe.
EW: What are you most looking forward to after you graduate?
NCAA Division III Championships Terre Haute, Ind. 12:45 p.m.
Patel: Expect Pittsburgh To Top Baltimore in Nail-Biting Fashion They have been lacking on defense, but nonetheless they have found ways to win games. Pittsburgh is awaiting the return of Rashard Mendenhall to bolster their running game, but overall their offense has been balanced, and Big Ben has been unstoppable. Their defense has been great and has survived multiple injuries that could have crushed their season. On paper, it seems like the Steelers will beat the Ravens by a good amount; however, I believe that it will be a close game. Look for whoever is starting at running back for the Steelers to cash in. The Ravens will
Elizabeth Weinstein: When did you first start playing basketball?
University University of Chicago of Chicago Invitational Invitational (Divers Only) (Divers Only) All Day All Day Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Ill.
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Friday, November 16, 2012
be doing all they can to prevent Ben Roethlisberger from beating them and that will mean a lot of holes for the Steeler running backs.
PITTSBURGH 24 Baltimore
AG: Just playing pro basketball. That has been my goal, so just to make that happen and be immersed in another culture and living in another country. I’m just really excited. It is very nerve-racking though. A lot of the seniors are getting jobs. It’s all up in the air for me, and I’m not going to have a job until next year potentially if I get signed by a team. But the whole experience is very exciting for me.
EW: Would you ever come back to coach at Emory? AG: Yes, I would. It’s actually funny that you asked that because I was just thinking about that. The impact that Coach Z. and Coach Murphy have had on my life, just loving basketball the way I do, I would love to come back to the school and work with a group of guys who are like my teammates now and have an impact on their lives and to teach the game of basketball. That would be awesome.
EW: What is special about this year’s team? This week I hope I can improve upon what was a mediocre performance last week. I also hope that Bennett, aka The Brains, is looking to take me on once again in head to head pick ’ems. He got lucky. Once. Anyway, I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, and whether going home or staying here, I hope everyone enjoys their break. — Contact Jayson Patel at email@example.com
We’re Bringing Jeremy Back...
AG: It is not just this year, but the team in general, we’re just like a family. Everybody loves each other. We hang out with each other. We eat with each other. We do everything together. It’s just like rainbows and sunshine.
EW: With Austin Claunch graduating and you now being a senior, how has your role on the team changed? AG: I guess to be more of a leader. When you’re a senior, you’ve got to be more of a leader and be a little more vocal.
EW: Do you feel any added pressure to perform better on the court with Claunch gone? AG: I don’t feel any pressure because we have great guys stepping up into every position for the guys that we lost, so I’m just going to continue to do my job.
EW: What are your expectations for this season? AG: To win every game. That is my expectation.
can he handle the heat? Despite coming into last week’s Celebrity Pick ‘Ems with a 63-39-2 record against the spread, the undefeated champion of Pick ‘Ems, BENNNETT “THE BRAINS” OSTDIEK fell last week. The challenger was RYAN “THE RYAN KING” SMITH, and this week he takes on JEREMY BENEDIK, registered voter and taxpayer. If JEREMY’S name looks familiar, that is because he was a mainstay of Pick ‘Ems early in the season. However, his record began to fall, and eventually, ROSHNI CHOKSI began to make his picks. She did surprisingly well, considering that she made her picks based upon which team’s mascot was cuter. But now he is back, and the Emory community waits with baited breath to see whether THE RYAN KING can hold on to his usurped throne.
Celebrity PICK ‘EMS Ryan vs. Jeremy
Miami (+2.5) at Buffalo Philly (+2.5) at Wash.
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Senior guard Alex Greven looks to drive against D-1 Davidson. Greven scored 27 points against the Wildcats last Friday.
Heuman-Gutman: Deal Will Benefit Miami Over Time Continued from The Back Page a better opportunity to succeed in the future. To be completely upfront, even after signing the likes of Reyes, Bell and Bueherle the Marlins were in no shape to contend for a title. Through the deal, the Marlins were able to address the needs they deemed vital to the growth of the organization at a much cheaper price, while garnering hundreds of millions of dollars for better usage in free agency. Henderson Alvarez, 22, provides great depth as the new third starter for the Marlins. Veteran Yunel Escobar, 30, provides serviceable stats year in and year out and will man third base. Adeiny Hechavarria, 23, will play shortstop; Jeff Mathis, 29, will play catcher. The Marlins underperformed in almost every statistical offensive category last season. Out of 30 teams, the Marlins ranked 29th in runs scored (619), 24th in batting average (.244) and 24th in home runs (137). No player topped 90 RBIs and only prized possession and mainstay Giancarlo Stanton hit over 15 homeruns.
Come 2018, the Marlins will be vying for that NL East pennant... I guarantee it. One of the best and most unique aspects of baseball is how quickly both players and fortunes can change; no team is bound to the division cellar for too long. As franchises endure incessant underwhelming seasons, they earn high draft picks and fill their minor league farms systems with all-star talent, with the Tampa Bay Rays being the prime example of this. I am not trying to argue that the Marlins will reap the benefits of this fire-sale in the upcoming seasons. Baseball is a funny sport; in no way, shape or form can teams be deemed top dog solely based on a paper evaluation. Year in and year out, franchises with high payrolls, coupled with boundless expectations, fall by the wayside, while small-market teams, through cohesion, chemistry and strong farm systems persevere through the rough patches and eventually come out on top. The Marlins have a long road ahead of them; there is no denying that. But this trade cannot be written off as the move that decimated the franchise. Since July, the Marlins have excised $236 million dollars in future salaries. With the likes of Tim Lincecum, Joey Votto and Clayton Kershaw becoming free agents within the next two years, the Marlins have the opportunity of snagging these elite players, along with other potential contributors. As the saying goes, Rome was not built in a day. Through this housecleaning deal, the Marlins have averted five years of expensive and mediocre baseball. Yes, this pill of self-defeat will not be easy to swallow for Marlins fans. But come 2018, the Marlins will be vying for that NL East pennant with a stronger, younger and cheaper nucleus than they had before. I guarantee it. — Contact Drew HeumanGutman at firstname.lastname@example.org
G.B. at Detroit (+3.5)
Natalino Leaves Legacy, Sets Example for Teammates
Arizona (+10) at Atlanta
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T.B. at Carolina (+1.5) Cleveland (+8) at Dallas N.Y. Jets (+3.5) at STL Ind. (+9) at N.E. Jack. (+15.5) at Houston Cincinnati at K.C. (+3.5) N.O. at Oakland (+5) S.D. (+7.5) at Denver Balt. at Pittsburgh (+3.5) Chicago (+4.5) at S.F.
“We started off playing pretty poorly,” Natalino said, “But by the end of the year we had hit our stride a little bit.” He continued: “Obviously we would’ve liked to win the UAA four years in a row, but I think everyone’s pretty satisfied with this season.” Natalino led the team in his senior campaign with 31 points and 14 goals, once again earning First Team All-UAA honors. His biggest game on the season came in the team’s biggest game. In the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Roanoke College (Va.), he contributed two goals and an assist to a 4-1 victory, becoming in the process the first player in program history to score multiple goals in a postseason game. Natalino cited the Roanoke game as the highlight of his senior campaign, but as usual, deflected the praise: “Everyone stepped up.” Perhaps Natalino’s most telling accomplishment is the fact that he leads all players in program history in total minutes played. For four straight seasons, he
has led a senior class that includes defenders Alex Scott (second place all-time), David Garofalo (fourth) and David Langton (sixth) — a class that has finally pinned down that elusive UAA title. “I think [the title] was a giant step forward for our program,” Travis
“I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like next year without him.” — Dylan Price, sophomore forward said. “These seniors gave our younger guys a lot more confidence.” Even while constantly shifting positions, Natalino recorded 32 career goals and finished his career in a tie for 11th place in school history. He ranks seventh all-time in shots with 154 and 15th in points with 75. Additionally, he leads the Eagles all-time with six penalty kicks, ranks fourth with eight game-winning goals and is tied for fifth with 81 shots on
goal. Despite his heavy presence in the record books, Natalino’s peers are quick to cite his team-first attitude. He, too, has consistently dismissed personal achievements for the good of the team. “I was always a player who put the team first and did whatever I could to help the team win,” he said of his legacy as an Eagle. Travis offered another take: “He’s a great athlete who always came up big when we needed him.” After completing his major in economics, Natalino hopes to continue his soccer career at home or overseas. “I’m definitely going to take some time off to heal,” Natalino said “Then I’ll try to play in either [the United States] or Europe. If that doesn’t work out, I want to travel the world a bit, try to have a fun time before I become a boring old person.” No matter where he goes, his Eagles legacy is already set in stone. “It was awesome getting a chance to play him with,” said Price. “I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like next year without him.” — Contact Ryan Smith at email@example.com
You do not have to be athletic to be an athlete. Just ask Justin. 1. E-Athletes Coming off a 3-1 victory over Rutgers last week, the Emory StarCraft II team is seeking to extend its undefeated record to 2-0 on Saturday in a match pitting Emory’s finest e-athletes against regional rivals Georgia State. Last week it was Will “SpaceHorse” Partin’s crisp Void Ray all-in that won the day. This week, Partin will get another chance to show his skill, but the outcome of the match is likely to ride on the shoulders of Emory ace Jay “jay” Li. As the team’s ace player, Li was instrumental in last year’s 9-5 season, and that trend is likely to continue in 2012 as well. The victory over Rutgers would have been considered an unlikely outcome by some — while Emory’s 9-5 record over the 2011-2012 season was far from shabby, Rutgers managed an impressive 13-2 — but for team captain Justin Groot, it was far from a surprise. “The fact is, not only is our lineup this year even better at StarCraft than it was last year, but it’s also even more handsome,” Groot said, citing the recruitment of several good-looking rookies. “Faced with our onslaught of sexiness, Rutgers had no choice but to fold.” Groot, who plays under the ID “Clever,” won his game last Saturday and will be playing again in tomorrow’s match against Georgia State. Also in tomorrow’s lineup: the 2v2 team composed of Tejas “TejasEagle” Ramalingam and Andrew “Kangster” Kang, who hope to redeem themselves after a sound drubbing by the Rutgers 2v2 team last week. 2. Swag Remember how everyone always says that basketball is America’s national pastime? Oh, wait, no one has ever said that. Baseball has tradition, football has excitement, but all the NBA has is swag. And swag does not sell you tickets. For instance, the Philadelphia 76ers played the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night. A block of 16 tickets were selling for $6.80 — for the entire set. For those who are not so strong at math, that makes 40 cents a ticket. Two rows above, a pair of tickets was selling for 10 cents a ticket. But we know what you are thinking, Philadelphia is a desolate city with no spirit, no soul and no love of basketball. But this is not a unique phenomenon. Hornets tickets can be found for 94 cents, Grizzlies tickets for 95 cents, Bobcats and Hawks tickets for $1 and Kings tickets for $2. These are not impressive numbers. First of all, who wants to join your On Fire correspondent at a Hawks game for a dollar? But less importantly but more relevant to this column (which has been accused of lacking content on occasion), what does this tell us about the NBA? There are essentially only three teams that anyone cares about in the NBA, the Lakers, the Heat and the Bulls. If you are not a fan of one of these teams or your team is not playing one of these teams, life gets dreadfully boring. This is because, as noted above, the NBA’s greatest asset is its swag. And there is no swag in losing. You cannot talk trash when you are unable to back it up. You cannot show someone up when you have no leg to stand on. Yet these super-teams have made it the case that the other 90 percent of NBA teams look like J.V. squads at inner city high schools, athletic and fast but unfocused, loose and bad. They imitate swag, but when the big boys roll into town, they realize they have brought switch blades to gun fights. And with your On Fire correspondent speaking as someone who drove through the hood recently, no good will come from that. The point being, swag is not enough to get you through in this world, but at least those of you who care about the Hawks (and for all two of you, we highly recommend that you check out Jacob Eisenberg’s blog) can obtain tickets cheaply. But not as cheaply as one would think. The tickets are being sold for $1, but that number only represents how much money the tickets are worth to the seller. For actually acquiring them, one must first pay a “processing fee” to the website you are buying them through, a number which can reach up to $10. Where this mysterious “processing fee” money actually goes to no one really knows. But your On Fire correspondent is suspicious. More investigation is to follow. Our loyal readers will be informed.
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Friday, November , Sports Editor: Elizabeth Weinstein(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Natty Lights It Up for Eagles Soccer Cross Country The men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Terre Haute, Ind. for the NCAA Division III Championships at the LaVern Gibson Course on Saturday, Nov. 17. The men will race at 12 p.m., while the women will race at 12:45 p.m.
Women’s Soccer The 13th-ranked Eagles will face Loras College (Iowa) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. in Pittsburgh. They defeated seventh-ranked Centre College (Ky.), 2-0 in the second round. Sophomore Charlotte Butker and junior Kelly Costopoulos provided the goals in the victory. The team stands at 13-16 on the season
Volleyball Senior co-captain middle hitter Breanah Bourque, freshman setter Sydney Miles were named first team AllAmericans, and senior co-captain middle hitter Alex Duhl earned second team honors. It was Bourque’s second consecutive year as an All-American, following a season where she named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Player and ranked in the top 10 nationally with a .398 hitting percentage. Miles was first in the UAA and top 15 nationally with a 10.74 assists-per-set average and was named the UAA’s rookie of the year. Duhl finished her career 11th in program history with 293 blocks and was fifth in the UAA with a .299 hitting percentage. The volleyball team finished with a record of 33-6 and a loss in the Regional Finals.
Andrew Natalino Impressive on Both Ends of the Field By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor It was a season to remember for the men’s soccer team, who finished the 2012 campaign not only with their first University Athletic Association (UAA) championship since 2008, but also with just the second NCAA Tournament victory in program history. Perhaps no player had a bigger role in the title run than senior midfielder co-captain Andrew Natalino, who has started 74 of the Eagles’ 75 games in his four years at Emory before earning the his first conference title in the last regular season match of his career. “Andrew has always been a major factor in this team’s success,” Head Coach Sonny Travis said. He has certainly been the biggest constant over this period. Natalino has spent time all over the field throughout his Eagles career, spending time as a forward, defender and midfielder. But no matter where he was playing, Natalino has consistently drawn the praise of his coaches and teammates for his clutch play and leadership skills. “Natty’s ability to lead through his actions always inspired me,” sophomore forward Dylan Price said. “He was always someone you could rely on in difficult situations to get the team going.” Natalino started his freshman year on defense, helping to anchor an Eagles back line that held opponents to just 0.95 goals per game. He was named to the Sonny Carter all-Tournament Team after scoring his first career goal in a 6-1 victory over University of the Ozarks (Ark.). He stepped into more of an attacking role as a sophomore, leading the team with 11 goals and 26 points.
CAREER STATS Position: Midfielder Games Played: 75 Games Started: 74 Goals: 32 Assists: 11 Points: 75
Honors & Achievements All-America Third Team (2010) All-UAA First Team (2010, 2011, 2012) Most Minutes Played (6146) Most Penalty Kicks Made (6) Tied Fourth Most Game-Winning Goals (8) Fifth Most Shots on Goal (81)
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Senior midfielder Andrew Natalino just wrapped up a record-setting Eagles career. He started 74 of 75 games over his four years and has spent time at forward, midfielder and defender over his career. He led the team in goals and points as a senior. For his efforts, he earned Third Team all-American, First Team all-South Atlantic Region and First Team allUAA honors. Travis pointed out that Natalino’s recognition as an All-American was even more incredible in light of the fact that he had switched positions and was indicative of his versatility. That sophomore year was a record-
setting one for Natalino. He became the first player in program history to earn all-American honors as an underclassman. In an impressive testament to his versatility, he earned the UAA Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards just a month apart. For all his success, Natalino admits there was some initial disori-
entation in switching to the attack. “I was playing a different position, and sometimes I was running around out there not knowing what I was doing,” he said. He once again earned First Team all-South Atlantic Region and First Team all-UAA honors as a junior. Despite shifting back to defense, he still set a career high in assists with
four. Despite all these individual honors and accolades, however Natalino was still missing one thing: a UAA title. But that goal was finally fulfilled this season, as the Eagles rebounded from a slow start to finish with a share of the conference title.
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The ‘Beej’ Knows Best: NFL Week 11 Predictions Jayson Patel
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Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes was one of five Marlins players that was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays in a blockbuster trade. The cap-clearing deal removed $166 of salary from the team.
Marlins Make Blockbuster Trade With Eye To Future Drew HeumanGutman “The Blue Jays-Marlins trade is done... This is going to be one of the all-timers, with Reyes, Johnson, Bonifacio, Buck, Buehrle...holy cow.” These were the words tweeted by baseball guru Buster Olney that sparked the trade hysteria. As I traversed the various sections of the library Tuesday night, I could not help but overhear the whispers, shouts and cries of baseball fans and their
tumultuous reactions to this blockbuster deal. “What were the Marlins thinking?” “That is so unfair to their fans.” “Looks like I’m going to have to fill in at shortstop.” These were just a few of the clamors of contempt pointed to the direction of Marlins’ ownership for dealing their top prizes from 2012 free agency as well as their homegrown cornerstone players. So the question is: why? After investing so much in the lucrative signings of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell, why would they ship their free-agent gems, along with other Marlins cornerstones? Because they were that bad last season and they had to bite the bullet somehow. The Miami Marlins were poised to make a splash in the 2012 season. With a new stadium, new manager
and revitalized offense and pitching staff, this team had a bigger makeover than Lil’ Kim for the ’99 VMA awards. But with all systems go, the franchise ended up falling on its face, amassing an NL East worst 69-93, dealing All-Star third baseman Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers and firing controversial manager Ozzie Guillen. Thwarted by the media onslaught that continues to grow by the hour, it is difficult to decipher Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria’s philosophy in pulling the trigger that eventually had the state of Florida calling for his head. But if viewed as a long-term endeavor, this $166 million cap-clearing deal removes the underachieving ceiling from the Marlins, giving them
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I will be the first to admit that anticipation for Thanksgiving break has always made this week a bit of a teaser for me. Every year around this time, I try to sit down and watch football, knowing full well that in a few days time I will be eating turkey, surrounded by family and friends and watching a full day’s load of football. In each of the past few years, the Jets have been in contention, so I thoroughly enjoyed every game in which we could possibly pull out a victory. This year? I think I have subconsciously started paying more attention to college football and Adam Schefter. But that is not an issue, considering how well the Knicks are playing! Quite frankly, it seems that the sports gods are absolutely, unequivocally, 100-percent unwilling to have me enjoy success in every sport. But as long as I get my picks right this weekend, the Jets could start Tebow for all I care. (I am totally kidding. Please do not let him see the field on Sunday.) So without further ado, here are my picks for the week. And let’s go Knicks. (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)
Green Bay at DETROIT After an awful start to the season, the Detroit Lions have started to heat up recently, thanks largely to Frat Stafford realizing that he does not have the Madden curse. They are performing decently at 4-5 but are last place in a very competitive NFC North.
The Packers also began the season in poor form but are currently riding a four-game winning streak. I rarely look at the records when these NFC North battles occur because both teams will always enter the game in top form. Recent streaks play the biggest factor. Therefore, I believe that the Packers will come out on top. This game will be a classic shootout, with all the wide receivers, specifically James Jones, cashing in.
Green Bay 42 DETROIT 34
Philadelphia at WASHINGTON Robert Griffin III has just been named a team captain of the Washington Redskins. He started off the year at a breakneck pace, establishing himself as the best rookie quarterback in the league. The team around him needs a lot of help, which is the primary reason why they are
The Eagles are heading downhill ... their offensive line is a joke. not winning, but the future looks bright. On the flip side, the Eagles are heading downhill. Michael Vick, their $100 million man, just got hurt and will likely be out this week and that probably will help their offense. But their offensive line is a joke, their defense is a sieve and they will continue to lose until Andy Reid gets fired. They cut the excess fat and start all over again. My fantasy sleeper is Brent Celek because any young, new quarterback will need their safety-blanket tight end. Expect him to see many balls
thrown his way.
Washington 27 Philadelphia 13
San Diego at DENVER The Broncos are continuing along at a breakneck pace and are making a valid argument for being the best team in the AFC. Peyton has been off the charts, and their defense has finally come around. Von Miller has been sacking quarterbacks at a breakneck pace, and their secondary has been locking down the opposition. They might have peaked too early, but if they can keep this up, I cannot see anyone that will beat them. After starting off the season much better than usual, the Chargers have cooled off. They still are in second place, and a victory against the Broncos would even out the season series, a very important fact for a potential tiebreaker. However, I do not believe that the Chargers will win. The Broncos are simply way too good right now, and I do not foresee the weak Charger offensive attack penetrating their defense. On the fantasy outlook, keep an eye on Brandon Stokley. Peyton’s old buddy has become more relevant in the offensive scheme as the weeks have gone by, and I am sure he is going to have a big week.
DENVER 31 San Diego 20
Baltimore at PITTSBURGH Both the Sunday night and Monday night games feature marquee match-ups, but I would say that this is the best game of the week. Other than a shellacking at the hands of the Houston Texans, the Ravens have been nearly unbeatable, mixing up a formidable run attack with a fairly-conservative pass offense.
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