Herald By and for the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges
FRIDAY, Febuary 6, 2009
VOLUME CXXX ISSUE 20
Celebrating a Life Campus Mourns the Loss of Warren “Kim” Kimber ’11 By Belinda Littlefield ‘11 Managing Editor
As students entered Trinity Church on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, they were greeted by photographs of Kim playing the sport he loved. There were action shots of his time on the Hobart lacrosse team that depicted his enthusiasm and dedication to the sport. Students arriving on, or a little before 7:30 p.m.- the appointed time of the memorial service, were lucky to have a seat.
The fact that the church was filled to capacity attested to Kim’s popularity among faculty and students alike. It was noted by Nick Blumer, a lacrosse team member, “He’d walk in a room and just kind of light it up. I don’t know a single kid that didn’t like him. Everybody liked him- campus wide.” Warren Spering Kimber IV, known to his friends as Kim, graduated in 2007 from private Pingry School in New Jersey, where he earned twelve varsity letters during his four-year participation in the lacrosse, soccer, and basketball teams. As a senior at Pingry, Kim served as captain on all three teams. A gifted athlete, Kim played on the Hobart Lacrosse team as a midfielder. His love of Lacrosse is a legacy of his grandfather, Warren Kimber Jr., a 1997 inductee to the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame, shares Kim’s love of lacrosse and a National Coordinator of Lacrosse Officials for the NCAA since 1992. Warren Kimber Jr. is, further, a Hobart alumnus of the class of 1956 as well as a member of the Board of Trustees. On Saturday, January 31st, 2009, both students and faculty of the Colleges were informed of Kim’s death. Chaplin Lesley Adams offered comfort to Kim’s friends as well as helping to plan Wednesday’s memorial service. In the course of the service, several people that were close to Kim stepped up to the podium to reflect on his life and his impact in theirs. Among them were Lacrosse teammates Ricky Evans ’09, Sam Orr ’09 and Michael O’Brien ’10 as well as Hobart Lacrosse Coach T.W. Johnson. Coach Johnson said of Kim that, on his first sight of Kim on the Lacrosse field, “Although his helmet kept me from seeing his face, I imagine he would have been smiling.” He further went on to describe Kim in terms of simplicity- he simply liked to compete and simply liked to play lacrosse. Several William Smith students from the sophomore class said that he had a “talent for coloring outside the lines.” Their testimonies ended with the hopeful message that his “life was not over, it had just changed.” Michael O’Brien said, “The term student athlete, Kim never really seemed to embody, but he knew it and we loved him for it.” Testimonies like these were prevalent throughout the memorial; however, a common theme emerged after the third person left the podium and the audience was left to ponder his words as Dean Eugen Baer stood to take his turn. Although the many people that provided different testimony in celebration of Kim’s life, they were in agreement about one simple fact: he was an individual
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and he would be missed. Michael O’Brien ended the testimonials by saying, “Goodbye to a man, a brother, a son, and a teammate.” Adding both a sense of solemnity and hope to the memorial service was teammate Patrick Evans’ recitation of Henry Scott Holland’s “Death is Nothing at All” in which Holland says:
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SAGA Size Me By Caley Goldblatt ’12 Herald Contributor
By Erin Meehan ’11 Herald Contributor It seems everyone recently is trying to do his or her part to save the environment. Whether it is driving a Hybrid vehicle, turning off electronics when they are not being used or in the case of Hobart and William Smith Colleges the latest craze is recycling. Students most likely noticed the abundance of recycle bins now located all throughout campus specifically in the dorms. This year HWS is participating in a national competition called RecycleMania,
h t t p : / / w w w. recyclemania. org/. The interesting
and thorough website gives great information about what the competition entails and who is participating. T h e overview states, “RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities.” Schools do this over a ten-week program. HWS has already participated in the Fall ‘08 session. The results were less then thrilling. Throughout the ten weeks the colleges went from a 29% weekly recycling rate to a 17.9% weekly rate. This record makes little or no sense. Why would students, faculty and staff recycle more the
first week back to school versus week 10? The reasons could be vast but on specifically seems to be laziness. Many times students disregard the amount waste they accumulate over a week and do not take the time to divide recyclable materials from regular trash. The competition is currently underway which means HWS students need to step-up to the challenge immediately if they want to be contenders. The category we are focusing on is waste prevention. This includes more than just recycling. This also means the school has taken the initiative in purchasing energy efficient equipment, using online tools instead of paper documents when possible and charging for printing to prohibit students from abusing paper. Ever y little bit helps when comes to saving the environment. It is important that as a youthful intelligent community we come together and try to better the world in which we live. Hopefully by making small changes today we will be able to alter the lives of everyone and everything around us, making the world a cleaner more beautiful place for our children and grandchildren.
Everyone seems to walk away from saga with that same feeling in their stomach. They are stuffed, but still hungry and definitely not satisfied. That salad, soup, yogurt, ice cream combination seems to just leave your stomach wanting more, not even realizing how much you ate until shamefully dropping off your tray and finding 5 bowls on it. Since everything is free (sort of) a why not attitude takes control. D e s s e r t b e c o m e s r o u t i n e and soda inevitable, but what does this mean for your health? Could saga itself prolong the freshman 15 into the sophomore 20, or junior 25? Just how many calories are in that brownie you grabbed for the road? Though Saga does list the calories for the entrées at the entry way, its rare to see someone just eat one entre with no drink, dessert, or side dish. Strangely enough that one entre would have sufficed if you had gone to the Pub or Café. Saga has a mysterious quality to make you overeat and gorge on
unhealthy food. Luckily saga is willing to release its nutrition secrets online in the dining section of the HWS website. Here are a few sample menus to put the dangers of saga into perspective. Let’s explore a typical saga meal: burger, fries, coke, and a brownie. A single saga burger racks up at 370 calories, the fries at 180, coke Is 200, and the brownie is 220. That’s a grand total of 970 calories. I know I thought to be healthy a few times and get a turkey burger instead, but surprisingly they were 480 calories and had 32 grams of fat. Beware of the Veggie line as well, especially their deep-fried tofu dishes. When you hear the word tofu you either think healthy, yuck, or a combination of the two. Though you might think tofu is a safe option, the unnecessary frying done by the saga chefs adds tons of calories destroying any health benefits it might have provided. SAGA continued on Page 2
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Established 1879 By and for the Students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Shena Vagliano, Editor-in-Chief Belinda Littlefield, Managing Editor Francesca Antonucci, Campus Happenings Editor Tim Hollinger, Opinions Editor Karissa Seeberger, A&E Editor Carrie Stevens, Sports Editor Amy Nimon, Photography Editor
SAGA continued from Page 1 A surprisingly high calorie dish was the penne with four cheeses. Though probably delicious, it was 690 calories and 52 grams of fat for one 2x4 inch cut. Breakfast is sneaky as well. Those make your own waffles are fun to make, and add syrup or fruit to each one it’s 800 calories, so you might want to think twice when it comes to your hangover food. If you want to see nutrition information
for all your saga favorites you can go to http://campus. hws.edu/adm/dining/locations.html and click the “On the Menu” option. So next time you’re standing in line, ask yourself if the mysterious intake of calories is for you. If not, perhaps a trip to the island is a safer bet, or maybe I’ll just see you at the cereal bar!
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The Green Zone By James Landi ’08 Herald Contributor
KIMBER continued from Page 1 Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you; whatever we were to each other, that, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used, put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we shared together. Let my name ever be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. President Mark Gearan, in his welcoming address, read Kim’s own words aloud; by Kim’s own statement, he felt that “In the game of life, I’m no sideliner.” This approach to life can be seen throughout his sports career, the fact that he had so many friends, as well as in the faces of the people congregated in Trinity Church on Wednesday night to celebrate the life, and mourn the passing, of Warren “Kim” Spering Kimber IV.
RecycleMania First Week Results The results from the first week of RecycleMania are in, and the report proves that the Colleges are going to be fighting an uphill battle. Hobart and William Smith’s current standing is 117th out of 157 ranked Colleges and Universities (over 500 schools participate, but many do not officially compete). Our reported recycling percentage- recyclables / (recyclables + trash) from the first trial week of RecycleMania is 17.93%. Last year, the Colleges recorded a record recycling rate of 22.03% during the RecycleMania Competition and finished 50th overall. This year the University in 50th place after the first week, University of Colorado at Boulder, has recycled 33.48% of its waste stream (the EPA reports that 80% of American’s waste could be recycled). The first week of RecycleMania results indicate two substantial changes from last year’s Competition. First, the results show a decline in the percentage of the HWS waste stream that is recycled. Second, the results identify, through a comparison of 2008’s 50th place finish to 2009’s 50th place position (11.45% higher in 2009) a much more competitive field due to an overall increase in the recycling rates of Colleges and Universities. No reason to fret!! The Colleges’ finish in the first week of RecycleMania isn’t ideal, but the submitted results only count toward a trial week. This means that our ‘lower ‘ recycling rate from the first week will be omitted in the cumulative recycling rate calculation. The results do, however, suggest that the HWS Community MUST do more to boost its rate of recycling. The best way to boost our rate of recycling quickly is to KEEP OUR RECYCLABES CLEAN- DO NOT PUT FOOD OR LIQUID IN THE RECYCLING BINS. If you have any questions or notice a recycling problem on campus please email or call 315-781-4442
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The Citrini Imagine yourself on the beach at sunset. A light breeze caresses your tan face as it carries the faint smell of oranges and pineapples over from the tropical paradise that surrounds you. You dig your feet into the sand as a buff young man and/or lovely young woman serves you a drink. Like what you’re hearing? If so you will love this fresh twist on a classic drink. 4 oz citrus vodka 1 oz orange juice 4 oz orange liqueur 2 oz pineapple juice Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes. Shake well then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of orange, serve, and let your imagination take you to an island far, far away The Herald reminds you to enjoy the drink of the week safely and at the appropriate time and location, as long as you are of age…
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Campus Happenings Campus Celebrity: Showtime Joe By Bevin O’Conner ’12 Herald Contributor As you walk into saga, it is easy to see what stations have the most appetizing meal options for the day. A quick assessment of the line length from classics can tell you whether this area is serving delicious macaroni and cheese, or some kind of chicken nugget creation smothered in marinara sauce. The number of people huddled in from of the vegetarian station is an indication that you will either enjoy a hot vegetable Panini, or be left with deep fried tofu surrounded by numerous unknown vegetables. While all of the stations have their successful and unsuccessful dishes, there is one station at which there is always a sizable line in front of: Show Time Joe. Whether it is chicken stirfry or nachos, the dishes from Show Time Joe’s station can always be counted on to satisfy your taste buds. However, it is not simply the delicious aroma that exudes from this station that students find irresistible. Even if you are a vegetarian and the dish of the night is beef tacos, it is worth standing in line simply to chat with the charismatic chef behind the counter. This is Joe’s fifth consecutive year working at the colleges, but what most people don’t know is that he also got his initial start to cooking here when he was seventeen. When asked what inspired him to become a chef in the first place, he replied that his brother asked him a similar
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question once, to which he replied that he would “always have a job” because people “always want to eat”. This practical reason has developed into a “passion” Joe adds, one that two of his sons seem to share. While one might think that working in saga might not be as exciting as working in the kitchen
of a restaurant, Joe says that he loves the continuously “changing atmosphere” and the “interaction with kids” is a “plus plus”. Joe will occasionally make his favorite dish for students he has known for a long time: Banana Pot Stickers – which Joe explained to me involves the delicious combination of bananas and chocolate, along with other ingredients, all of which are then fried – a description that had my stomach growling embarrassingly by the end. As far as Joe’s favorite part of the day, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, he doesn’t have one “just to be cooking is enough”. With the love for cooking that Joe clearly possesses, the time of day must be inconsequential. Throughout my conversation with him, a smile barely left his face, and he more than once told me with an appreciative shake of the head “I love my job”. Joe also said that part of what made his job so enjoyable, is that there are a number of chefs in the back that prepare the meat and sauces for him allowing him to truly enjoy the preparation of the meals and the interaction with the students. These unseen culinary chefs however “don’t get the credit they need”, says Joe. Delicious food and great conversation – what could be a more tempting place to get a meal? Just to say hello to the cheery chef is well worth waiting in the longest line in saga.
Friday 2/6 Fieldhouse • 12:20pm “No Sweat” @ and UE @ Vandervort • 9:00pm Lamont Carey Saturday 2/7 ing Hall r Celebration @ Comstock Din • 5:30pm ASU Chinese New Yea • 7:30pm AID @ Coxe 8 Sunday 2/8 • Super Bowl Sunday @ Fieldhouse • 7:30pm Indoor Cycling Monday 2/9 Fieldhouse • 12:20pm “No Sweat” @ ent Kick-off • 7:00pm Greek Recruitm b • 7:30pm Away Cafe @ Pu Tuesday 2/10 neca Room & the Liberal Arts @ Se • 4:30pm Service Learning @ Fieldhouse • 5:30pm Indoor Cycling Fieldhouse • 6:00pm Cardio Kick @ Peace Corps @ Trinity 305 • 6:00pm Pizza with the ey Come” @ IC • 8:00pm “The Harder Th Wednesday 2/11 Thursday 2/12 Palace” @ IC • 8:00pm “Silences of the andling Cafe • 9:00pm Open Mic @ Sc
El Heraldo By Pablo Modesto ’09 Herald Contributor On this, the kick off issue for what is to be a great semester with LAO, I will lay the foundation for what is to come. We have a large variety of great events planned, new board members that will keep things fresh, and weekly meetings that will build and communicate with our community. I, on the behalf of the rest of LAO would like to invite you all to participate, and get involved with us, if not any of the cultural clubs, which are at your disposal, and for your benefit as well as ours. So with what I have to say, said, lets move on to what I want to say. The following lyrics are from a song that I hope will set the tone for the rest of my semester as ethnic correspondent for El Heraldo: *You will see me fly Through the city of the fury Where noone knows about me And I am part of everyone Nothing shall change When crossing lanes In their faces I see the fear There are no more claims In the city of the fury You will see me fall Like a bird of prey in a dive Over deserted terraces And I undress Through the blue streets I roam Before everyone awakens You shall let me sleep In between your legs In between your legs You shall know well how to disapear In between the mist In between the mist A man on his side misses the earth With the light from the sun My wax wings melt Only in darkness ill find What unites me with the city of the fury You will see me fall Like a wild arrow You will see me fall In between fierce flights Buenos Aires looks so supceptible That destiny of fury Is what in their faces persists You will see me return To the city of the fury *Words written by Gustavo Cerati, translated poorly by Pablo Modesto.
CAB Plans Full Night of Entertainment This Friday night, February 6th , the HWS Campus Activities Board will fill Albright Auditorium with some great entertainment. The event will feature Lamont Carey, a Def Jam Poet, as well as Upper Echelon(UE), a Hip Hop Duo. “Lamont Carey is a spoken word artist from Washington D.C. Not afraid to speak his mind, his words inform us about life’s realities and his passion is moving and eye opening,” says Hannah Halbreich a member of the William Smith Sophomore Class. Fellow sophomore Alicia Supernault goes on to say, “Listening to Lamont Carey speak is like living through his personal experience and put into perspective the struggles and inequalities that still take place today.” Lamont Carey alone would be just a great event,
but CAB had prepared yet another excellent event for the Hobart and William Smith student body. “A fantastic band consisting of two men combining hip-hop with fun beats and original lyrics. Their clever mixture of R & B, alternative and hop-hop makes them a perfect band to see live!” remarks Halbreich ’11. William Smith Sophomore M e g a n H e r m a n remarked, “The first time I heard UE they reminded me of Tupac.” Underground Music Awards pick for best rap duo, NYC # 1 Draft pick best rap artist, and Underground Music Awards Nominee for Song of the Year and Best Live Performance, they will definitely leave the students asking for more. Those looking for a good time should follow HWS CAB and attend the event this Friday at 9:00pm in Albright Auditorium.
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Campus Happenings Get to Know the Area This new section of The Herald is meant to give the students of Hobart and William Smith Colleges a taste of what Geneva and the surrounding area has to offer. Every issue John Howland, our official Get to Know Your Area Correspondent, will be reviewing a local business so that you can get to know more about our community.
The Captain’s Room By John Howland ’10 Herald Contributor Many people believe that Geneva’s culinary breadth is limited to Heavy’s and Betty the SAGA worker. I’m here to tell you that’s just not true. Great evidence of this is The Captain’s Room Café. This café, concurrent with the cachet that great diners pride themselves on, is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Located on 372 Exchange Street in Geneva, down and across the street from Ciccino’s, it is a quick drive from campus. The resemblance to the famous Water St. Café is not a coincidence, as the former owner used to be the husband of the current owner of Water St. Despite the similarities, the Captain serves some great and truly unique dishes. The lunch menu includes a selection of 16 different burgers with 1/3 pound of beef for $3.95 each. Variety abounds at the Captain’s Room with not only the burgers, but also seven different types of wraps, four different salads and a list of egg choices. Despite the plethora of options, vegetarians and vegans will be hard pressed for lunch options. . Breakfast is served all day. Lunch begins at 11 AM, continuing until 2 PM when the café closes Upon arrival, I was seated immediately and served drinks within the first couple of minutes. I indulged myself with the Captain’s Stuffed French Toast. The filling was a mixture of cream cheese and fluff. This creamy sweet mixture was the pinnacle of the meal. The fresh blueberries adorning the creation were light and natural, fresh rather than drowning in the heavy syrup of canned fruits. I was also fortunate enough to taste the Belgium Waffle. It was definitely good, characterized by a rich and fluffy middle, but it wasn’t anything extraordinary.
The bacon was cooked to a crispy perfection, providing a salty crunch to this decadent meal. Under new ownership, the daughter of the former owner has revamped the menus, given the interior new paint and has adorned the insides with nautical decorations. I had a chance to talk with the owner, Jennifer Barnard. This name might be familiar to some as she is also the owner of several off campus housing units inhabited by students. Although her main cliental is locals, she is hoping to expand to students and tourists. The most p o p u l a r choice among customers is the #1 combo which consists of two eggs, home fries, and toast all for $2.99. Low prices are consistent in the menu with the most expensive dish being the Captain’s Platter, which includes two eggs, four strips of bacon, home fries, and two pieces of French toast for $6.45. For those concerned with their health, there is a low-carb option, and egg whites can be exchanged for an additional sixty cents. Overall I was really impressed with this restaurant. Overall I thought that there were many different choices for all different kinds of people. The stuffed French toast alone is reason enough to add this to your Sunday Morning brunch schedule. Especially concerning price and quality, I give The Captain’s Room 4/5 stars. Got a little captain in you?
John’s Rating: 4/5 Stars
Chi Phi Hosts Ball for Geneva Fire Dept. By Ethan Guralnick ’11 Herald Contributor On February 14th 2009, The Chi Phi Fraternity will be hosting “The Fire Ball” in the Vandervort room starting at 10pm. This is the fourth annual Ball Chi Phi has held, with donations going to different charities each year. Last year they held “The Eco Ball” where donations went to the Green initiative on campus. This year, they are raising money for the Geneva Fire Department and HWS EMS. Donations are made from the tickets sold for the event. Chi Phi has set up the past events as well as the Fire Ball themselves. A Brother
from Chi Phi, Ian Barton ’09 states, “We ask for donations from organization on campus such as HSG, WSC, and the deans, but Chi Phi organizes the entire event.” The fire department and HWS EMS were both chosen this year for the event because “of their ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the HWS and Geneva communities,” says Barton. Food and beverages will be provided at the event, as well as a student DJ providing the music. Tickets cost $10 for 1 but if you buy 2 it costs $15. The Fireball will be held in the Vandervort room on February 14 at 10pm.
The Blotter Wednesday, Jan 28th • Laptop computer stolen from 202 Hamilton, reported at 3:00pm, still under investigation. • Hobart male found in possession of marijuana in deCordova Hall at 11:49pm. Thursday, Jan 29th • Three Hobart males under 21 found in possession of alcohol in Potter Hall at 2:34am • Hobart male found in possession of marijuana in Medbery at 11:48am Saturday, Jan 31st • Burglary at 121 Hamilton St, still under investigation. Sunday , Feb 1st • 3 Hobart students and 3 William Smith students under 21 found in possession of alcohol in Bartlett at 1230am. Monday, Feb 2nd • Vehicle Vandalized on Pultney St, reported at 1:21am, still under investigation.
Hobart Showcases New, Stereotype-Busting Frat System By Andrew Fosbrook’ 10 Herald Contributor Hobart College is currently setting the national standard for the progress of modern fraternities. Throughout the nation, students enter college with a preconceived notion regarding Greek Life on their respective campuses. While many fraternity systems still conjure up images reminiscent of such movies as Animal House or PCU, Hobart’s efforts to create a progressive Greek system are separating these stereotypes from the reality of what Greek life is today. Where, in the past, fraternities served primarily as a social outlet, Hobart’s fraternities aspire to a more ambitious role on campus. At Hobart you often don’t hear about what fraternity brothers are doing with their time and what motivates them. However, if you were to take a look into the accreditation records in the Student Activities Office, you would find brothers in all fraternities on campus that are heavily involved, often leading clubs, community service ventures and athletic teams of all levels. For example, Phi Sigma Kappa’s “Turkey Trot”, Chi Phi’s “Fire Ball” and Kappa Sigma’s “24 Hour Softball Game” are philanthropy events that have raised thousands of dollars for their respective causes. In a tight-knit community like Hobart and William Smith’s, fraternities are a massive force for change on campus. Each fraternity is a powerful organization that is in a constant state of change as new members bring with them their interests and goals and carry them until graduation. With a good idea and some cooperation, a fraternity can use its manpower to create progress in any way it chooses. Recently, the entire Greek system has united upon a “green” agenda with each house competing with one another to reduce resource use and post the highest amount of recycling.
This highlights a unique perspective of Greek Life on Hobart’s campus. The current InterFraternity Council emphasizes cooperation between each fraternity for the betterment of the campus as a whole, rather than individual competition that plagues and ultimately limits other Greek systems. More importantly, unlike the Greek systems in place at other colleges and universities, Hobart is a campus that truly supports the “new” fraternity. As Phi Sigma Kappa re-charters this semester and Theta Delta Chi returns to campus the future is bright. Fraternity experience in this setting gives an advantage to students after graduation as well. The ability to put on your resume that you organized a campus-wide charity event or directed a new initiative to encourage recycling speaks volumes about a graduate’s character and potential. Also, alumni networks for each fraternity extend throughout the world, which is critical in today’s job market where importance rests on “not what you know, but who you know.” As Rush Week approaches, I highly recommend that each Hobart student at least considers the value of Greek Life. I am not advocating for one Fraternity over another, but rather the Greek system at Hobart as a whole. For interested students, there will be a meet and greet session with free food and drinks on Monday, February 9th in the Sanford Room of the library. Also, for current fraternity brothers, there is a Reader’s College being offered by Professors Dewayne Lucas and Jo Beth Mertens titled “The Role of the 21st Century Fraternity.” While fraternity life at Hobart can certainly be enticing for strong the social scene and opportunity which it provides, keep in mind what else is happening when you look beyond each party and consider where you may fit in. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
William Smith Congress Update By Jennifer Hollander ’10 Herald Contributor This Tuesday’s Congress Another committee in meeting began with an introduction the works will be the Constitution and greeting by the Hobart Student Revision Committee. It will overlook Government executive board. We the updates to the constitution that hope to work together with them for have been made, and see if any this semester and next. One project further ones should be made. This to be taken on by both groups is was done last spring and last fall a BAC revision committee. This which led to many of the voting committee would serve but is not rights and election changes in effect limited to: help increase transparency today. Past changes that were made between students and BAC, help see include: eliminating mandatory that both groups are aware of each representatives from each floor of the other’s limitations, and help to revise dorm rooms and one from a theme rules for the BAC members to follow. house or Odell’s unit, eliminating More projects will be announced (with HSG’s mutual consent) the as they come up in the quorum. tiered system that the BAC had as its Fundraising ideas were rules, and changing the elections to also discussed, with the intention the calendar and not academic year. of giving the money to a charity or An update was made on local cause. Congress would like Colleen’s and Will’s concert project. to have the event “Dancing with As of right now the music agent for the Faculty” again this semester. HWS is able to contact and book Other events include a board either Akon or Ludacris for a March game night, and a proposed “Rent- 29, 2009 concert. The funding for a-Puppy”. The first event was one the concert will come from various held last spring. It took ten pairs sources ranging from excess funds or faculty and student and held a to the NYS music grant. Ticket dance-off with the money raised prices are expected to sell at $35, but going to WSC. It was very popular there is hope that it can be lowered. and Congress would love to set it Given the names of the artists, we up again. Ideas for Spring fling will are assured this is a reasonable be appearing in the quorum shortly price for them. Colleen and Will as well. A bowl for Kid’s sake team plan on sending out an email that would like to be formed within the will ask for students’ opinions on Congress. So far only a suggestion the bands chosen and perhaps some has been made; it is unknown if this other advice. will garner enough people in time.
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Opinions Belt Tightening
By Tim Hollinger ’11 Opinions Editor We’re doing alright. That’s the report I received from those who attended President Mark Gearan’s post trustee meeting address. Cornell lost 27% of their endowment in six months and has frozen hiring. The University of Rochester lost 425 million dollars from it’s endowment in September and November of last year alone. And HWS… fine. We’re doing just fine. It’s unfair to make an adequate comparison between HWS and other local behemoth colleges, but it’s also unfair for HWS to continue business as usual. As Gearan reassured faculty and staff that HWS would be make it though the economic crisis, and more financial aid would be made available for struggling students, he also admitted that we’d lost over a million dollars. No students were present, the meeting was announced on the campus web site about an hour before it started. Communications continues to write economic articles, not about how we will overcome, but about the money that, amazingly, continues to dribble in from alums. It’s time for Gearan to step to the plate and be honest with students. We need to know what financial footing our colleges are on and what is being done if there are problems. HWS is a private institution and isn’t required to disclose it’s financial information; however, the administration and business office should have nothing to hide. After all, without students and the money we pay to be here, there would be no HWS. I’m fairly confident Gearan wouldn’t have qualms speaking to students about our schools economic standing, however, I doubt it’s even been considered. Once again, we as students are left with our pants down playing second fiddle. Colleges, once categorized with spam and soup as recession proof ,
are starting to gag under the pressure of the worst American financial crisis since the Great Depression. It’s time to start belt tightening. Even if we aren’t as bad off as other colleges, this is a golden opportunity to get smart about our spending. Offices across campus are still reeling from the centennial blowout, which vacuumed funds. And for what? Shooter McGavin and some potted pine trees. The William Smith centennial deserved a big party, but there was no reason for huge gobs of cash to be blown on frivolous items like commemorative lanyards and cubes covered with pictures of life at HWS . In the future, large or important events shouldn’t be an excuse to spend large amounts of cash.
It’s time to start belt tightening. Even if we aren’t as bad off as other colleges, this is a golden opportunity to get smart about our spending. The Scandling Center is already getting revamped. Having failed the first time to create a student center that serves the needs of the students, Student Activities is investigating how the space can be better used. The price tag? Who knows, but maybe this time it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Gearan has already proclaimed that the technology in the new Vandervort room, aptly nicknamed the Voldemort room for it’s quirky multimedia system and sickly palette, will be redone. Maybe this time we can get it right, and instead of spending our money on
the most complex system available, we can find a something that is both functional and durable so it will last for more than a few months. There’s been good publicity and a lot of support for the Green Handed campaign. Now would be a great time to start making big green changes that could save lots of money in the long-term. Icicles look nice, but they’re a sign that buildings are leaking huge amounts of heat. Buildings need to be insolated. Any and all new buildings also must utilize new green technologies to conserve energy and save money. HWS has a huge fleet of vehicles, many of them are gas guzzlers. A study should be started to find out whether upgrading to more efficient vehicles could save the schools money. Librarians and IT personnel can often be found fighting with or grumbling about problems with the hastily constructed learning commons in the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Similar to the new Scandling Center, more money may need to be dumped into the renovations. This is unacceptable. In the future all building projects should be given the time they need to prevent shoddy construction and should be designed and reviewed to a standard so they don’t need to be redone the very next year. Across campus it is our responsibility to pause for a moment and ask if we can be using Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ funds in more productive ways. How much does the Campus Activities Board (CAB) spend on movies? What did the Budget Allocations Committee (BAC) spend on lunch? Why did some residents of Jackson Hall turn their room into a 90 degree tropical jungle? Was it for the greater good? Did it help HWS? I doubt it.
“If the desire for virtual connectedness becomes obsessive, it may in fact function to isolate individuals from real social interaction.” During this Sundays mass Pope Benedict XVI took the time to warn of the perils of Facebook and other social networking sites.
iThink Not By Jennifer Crupnick ’10 Herald Contributor Remember the days when buying music meant walking into a record store and paying $15.00 for a twenty song album? I admit that the last time I bought a CD was probably the 1998 release of Britney Spear’s ‘Baby One More Time’ at Tower Records. It is no shock to anyone that the days of CD’s and record stores are down the drain. The music industry has been in a constant battle with consumers since the creation of the internet – the transition of music to the digital arena has been a turbulent one. The internet allowed for free, yet illegal file sharing of music through programs such as Limewire, BlueBear, and Kazaa. Many people continue to steal music through these programs. Others have stopped after experiencing extensive fines in some cases exceeding $20,000 from the Recording Industry Association of America or RIAA. Whether to avoid fines and lawyer fees, or simply loyalty to artists, some consumers chose to digitally purchase music through legal programs such as Apple’s itunes, Yahoo Music, and Amazon.com. For years, I have been a loyal iTunes customer purchasing hundreds of songs annually. Recently I realized the downside of Itunes and the scam it is trying to pull. Up until January 2009, iTunes music had been protected by Digital Rights Management or DRM. This limits the unauthorized use of music or digital media through copy protection and tracking; making
switching computers and iPods, hard drive failures, and backing up music a challenge and an easy way to lose all of your music. Even worse, if Apple or any similar company crashed, the music purchased by billions of people world wide would disappear into cyberspace. For these reasons, millions of iTunes consumers, myself included, were thrilled to hear Apple’s press release on January 6th, 2009. They disclosed that they would remove anticopying restrictions on all of the songs in its iTunes Store. This meant that Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group and EMI would sell music through iTunes without
DRM. In return, iTunes would adjust prices making newer, more popular songs $1.29 and others ranging from 69 cents to 99 cents. Regardless, I was happy because I no longer had to fear losing my library of over 4,000 songs. Upon opening iTunes on January 12th, 2009 a window popped up asking me to upgrade my library. As usual, I clicked yes to see a new advertisement for iTunes Plus, the new “standard” on iTunes – what they meant to say was iTunes Plus, the scam of the century. The program asked me to upgrade all 4,410 of my previously purchased songs to DRM-free music for only 30 cents per song. Over the years I had happily paid $ 4,410 in exchange for 4,410 legal songs. Now, Apple wanted me and all of its other loyal customers to pay an additional 30 cents per song to make them DRM free; essentially raping my wallet of an additional $1,323. And, for what? An “information technology” surcharge – absurd! Meanwhile, if I wanted to get the same 4,410 songs DRM free I could just download them on Limewire, costing me no more than a few hours of my time. Apple and all other music companies should be doing everything that they can to preserve their loyal consumer base. In fact, their careers depend upon it. They are preaching moral character and condemning stealing. But, at 30 cents a song, Apple is now the one doing the stealing.
December 6th 1927 Vol. XLIX No. 10
By Francis A. Young ’29
Here at Hobart, a college whose founding dates back over a century, whose graduates have been poured out into the life of the nation and many of whose alumni have entered the lists of distinguished; yet whose endowment for our age and for our standards is so moderate as to avoid any considerable comparison with institutions of a similar rating. Throughout its existence Hobart has had no guardian angels whose middle names were Croesus and no financial benefactors in remembrance of whom we might be tempted to change our name. Nor have we been blessed with state parentage. All this has perhaps been a handicap, it most certainly has been a limiting factor, but then in looking at the brighter side of the situation may we not be surprised that perhaps in this very thing is rooted the freedom, the seriousness and the cooperation to which Hobart owes much of its standing. There are no restrictions imposed upon us other than good judgment, our greatest assets are the devotion of our faculty and our administration and the cultural rather than imposing aspect of Hobart campus life. For, indeed, we are placed amid a paradise of culture and fellowship would we but know it and discover where to turn for it. And there are no strings attached to our professors. If there cannot here be free and penetrating thinking and teaching on their part, then they are at fault. And were they so, only then might we deplore our situation, and pray for a guardian angel who will tell us what we can do and what we cannot do and will build us up a college out of mortar and bricks and egoism.
A Disconnect of Rhetoric and Reality By Jeff Amico ’12 Herald Contributor “We need to close the revolving door that lets lobbyists come into government freely and lets them use their time in public service.” This assurance, delivered by Obama during the campaign season, marched right in step with the antiestablishment, Washington outsider rhetoric we have become so used to - some “change we can believe in,” right? As we know now, he has failed to uphold this lobbyist ban, tapping former Raytheon lobbyist William Lynn for the position of Deputy Secretary of Defense. Then there’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner who recently appointed Mark Patterson, former Goldman Sachs lobbyist, to become his chief of staff. And don’t forget David Hayes, President Obama’s selection for Deputy Interior Secretary, who lobbied for a utility company until as recently as 2006. Noticing a familiar trend? On the campaign trail, Obama painted lobbyists as fixtures of old-school Washington cronyism and corruption, and decided to take up the clichéd role of the white-knight reformer ushering in a new era of transparency and responsibility. While the sweeping “bad-guy lobbyist” generalization proved to be politically expedient, it is now proving to be quite inconvenient and furthermore characteristic of a growing disconnect of rhetoric and reality. President Obama’s apparent poor vetting skills are another example. Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services after it was discovered that he failed to pay $128,000 in federal taxes. Obama should have called for Daschle’s withdrawal immediately but instead he backed the Senator “absolutely” when the tax evasion charges became public. Timothy Geithner failed to pay $34,000 in taxes between 2001 and 2003, yet he was confirmed soon after the news became public. More of these failed appointments could be named, (Nancy Killefer, Bill Richardson) but you get the point. Unfortunately, these appointments stink of old Washington politics which enable insiders to sidestep laws while the rest of us must abide by them. If a regular American failed to pay his/her taxes, that person would go to prison. What happened to the all of the high-flying rhetoric touting accountability and responsibility? Should were merely accept these
transgressions (and others) and pass them off as “politics as usual,” or should we demand the “change” that this administration promised? Consider bipartisanship. Wasn’t this supposed to be the administration that finally was able to reach across the aisle and put public welfare above personal ideology? What then should we make of the sharp partisan divide over the stimulus package?; a package that split directly along party lines in both the House and the Senate, with not a single GOP representative voting for it. This stimulus bill should have been the
crown jewel of Obama’s first two years or so in office, allocating money to “shovel-ready” programs to spark job growth as well as cutting taxes to stimulate spending and investment. Instead, the package is loaded down with liberal entitlement spending that signifies more of an attempt to solidify and impress his Democratic constituency than to create new jobs. It is no wonder that no Republicans voted for it; bipartisan discussions were ineffective or nonexistent on Capitol Hill. Nancy Pelosi, who was one of the bill’s most influential authors, wasn’t willing to budge an inch. Again, it all relates back to this fundamental disparity. The lobbyist “ban,” the failed appointments, the nasty partisan bickering all present us with an increasingly familiar pattern of behavior that seems contradictory to the soaring campaign rhetoric that ushered in this era of supposed “change.” To me, it seems somewhat disconcerting to see as our threeweek old President, who carried himself like a well-trained veteran during the campaign, now seems to be tip-toeing to avoid the next slip up. One commentator defined it this way: “Obama has appeared like a duck: gliding along smoothly — but below the surface that duck is peddling furiously to stay afloat. From someone who promised extraordinary change, we’ve only seen common mistakes.”
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Arts and Entertainment Ro Lohin Displays Work in Houghton By Lauren Wells ’12 Herald Contributor
After frantically searching for a parking space for ten minutes, I finally found a spot that seemed miles away from the Smith Opera House. Normally, I would not have minded walking to the venue, but the abnormally cold temperatures made it almost unbearable. After being frisked by the security guard, and having my ticket torn, I welcomed the warmth and distinct atmosphere of the Smith. The Smith’s executive director, Kevin Schoonover, greeted the mediocre-sized audience with a few words regarding the night’s upcoming acts and introduced Saratoga Springs natives, Phantogram. The technologically savvy duo played a short set, urging the audience to bounce in their seats. After a few songs, twenty or so audience members dismissed the bouncing and began to dance. With prerecorded beats primarily seeming somewhat questionable, the duo, comprised of Joshua M. Carter and Sarah D. Barthel, was very good regardless. Barthel’s vocals were especially strong but not contrived in any way. Her soft, raspy voice did not overpower the underlying synth-produced rhythms,
and Carter’s guitar riffs had a similar effect. Carter, singing on various tracks, complimented Barthel’s talent on keyboards and tambourine. They have recently been signed to BBE Records, so expect releases in the near future. Their only blunder occurred when Carter attempted to introduce the next band but could not remember its name, resulting in the crowd yelling, “El Ka Bong!” Crowd favorite El Ka Bong played a longer set much to the crowd’s enjoyment. This was my first experience with El Ka Bong, and it definitely will not be my last. The band members are approachable and charming, always engaging with the audience; there were numerous instances when various members would walk offstage, pass through the side corridor, and dance in the crowd. Lead singer, Laura Black, radiated joy; it is refreshing to see a band that genuinely loves performing. Their reggae-funk-rock sound definitely appealed to the audience, and they relentlessly promoted their new album, The Harvest; ten dollars and it’s yours. Black’s vocals were showcased by Zach Schoonover’s bass-lines, James Eddington’s guitar
riffs, Jamie Ralls on snare, and Aaron Holland on the keyboard and acoustic guitar. Headliner Ra Ra Riot was well-received by the audience, as lead vocalist Wesley Miles struggled to keep his microphone intact. Regardless, his vocals were impeccable as his band-mates provided him with the ultimate indierock rhythms. The two well-dressed females of the group, Alexandra Lawn (cello/vocals) and Rebecca Zeller (violin), were situated at opposite ends of the stage, providing room for Miles to roam around with his male band-mates, Milo Bonacci (guitar) and Matthieu Santos (bass guitar). After the tragic death of their drummer, John Pike, in 2006, Ra Ra Riot plays on with a replacement drummer. Their tour is scheduled to end in May after playing with various bands such as Telekinesis, Tokyo Police Club, Passion Pit, Cold War Kids, Death Cab for Cutie, and many more. A band comprised of Syracuse University alums, Ra Ra Riot has recently released their debut album entitled The Rhumb Line that is in stores now.
“Taken By Surprise” By Ethan Guralnick ’11 Herald Contributer Gnarly. I can’t really think of any which brings me to the violence. The other word to describe this movie. It’s violence in this movie is short and just plain nasty and gnarly, but not in quick, but extremely effective. Too a way that should turn you away from many movies these days rely on long, it. This movie surprised me because extended action sequences. Here the it was good. The plot is very simple. scenes are probably no longer than Liam Neeson plays Bryan Mills, a two minutes, but are extremely gutretired CIA agent who has moved to wrenching. This is rare for big budget LA to get closer to his daughter and movies. There is something Bryan make up for lost time. On her 17th does right before the beginning of the birthday, she asks him if he will let third act that truly shows how far he is her go to Paris with her friends. He willing to go for his daughter. refuses at first, but in the end lets I don’t have too many quarrels her go. Moments after his daughter with this movie as it does what it’s arrives at their apartment in Paris, supposed to do, which is to entertain Albanians who run a prostitution and nothing more. I could nitpick ring abduct her and her friend. This but I won’t because it’s not looking sets off the murderous rampage that for Oscars. One thing that really her father goes on in Paris, and it’s a bothered me was the acting of the doozy. daughter, which was pretty bad. She I was really skeptical at first is supposed to be 17 but comes off as if to see Neeson playing an action role she is 13. Another issue would be that like this, but he does quite well as the Bryan freaks out about her going to retired, badass father. Mills’ ex-wife Europe alone. Europe is pretty safe, is a straight-up witch who has married but he has run into so much conflict a millionaire. In contrast, Bryan leads with his career. What father who has his life with almost no money. One been fighting terrorists wouldn’t be aspect of the movie I liked was that scared for his 17-year-old daughter he isn’t jacked like most action leads traveling alone? are these days, which makes his butt Overall, January is usually a kicking that much cooler. There is slow month, and it is nice to find small gunplay, but also a lot of Bourne-like movies that surprise. 7.5/10 hand-to-hand combat throughout,
Spelling Bee: Not Just for Kids The architects of the Mini-Quad igloo gather for a moment to celebrate their victory
JuicyCampus Comes to an End Open Letter From JuicyCampus Founder
Juicy Campers, What a wild ride this has been! In the past year and a half, JuicyCampus has become synonymous with college gossip, and is more popular than I could have ever expected. We’ve expanded to more than 500 campuses across the US, and have more than a million unique visitors coming to the site every month. It’s clear that we have provided a platform that students have found interesting, entertaining, and fun. Unfortunately, even with great traffic and strong user loyalty, a business can’t survive and grow without a steady stream of revenue to support it. In these
historically difficult economic times, online ad revenue has plummeted and venture capital funding has dissolved. JuicyCampus’ exponential growth outpaced our ability to muster the resources needed to survive this economic downturn, and as a result, we are closing down the site as of Feb. 5, 2009. On behalf of everyone here at JuicyCampus, I would like to thank all of our users for reading, contributing to, and telling your friends about the site. And I’d like to thank everyone who has engaged in meaningful discussion about online privacy and internet censorship. JuicyCampus has raised issues that have passionate advocates on both sides, and I hope that dialogue will continue. While there are parts of JuicyCampus that none of us will miss – the mean-spirited posts and personal attacks – it has also been a place for the fun, lighthearted gossip of college life. I hope that is how it is remembered.
Keep it Juicy,
Matt Ivester Founder & CEO, JuicyCampus.com
By Katie Taylor ’09 Herald Contributer If you were in the pub on Wednesday, February 4th, you saw a fun and creative fundraiser: a spelling bee to promote literacy in our surrounding communities. Hobart and William Smith Colleges has not participated in this competition in years past, but thanks to an anonymous donor, HWS is sending a team to compete with other spellers in the area. Nine HWS students showed up to compete for three team positions and an alternate position; the team will participate in a larger competition on Sunday, February 8th at Canandaigua Academy. Those who participated in the HWS Qualifying Bee include Trevor Browne, Sasha Miller, Mame Thiam, Esthefanie Giordano, Courtney Good, Ellen Harvey, Eli Gleason, Matt Ozoria, and John Badger. Provost Teresa Amott read the words and provided
comedic commentary during the qualification spelling bee. The HWS team is composed of Sasha Miller, Trevor Browne, Courtney Good, and Ellen Harvey. The Literacy Volunteers Ontario County (LVOC) is an organization in its fourth year of existence. They work with volunteer tutors to improve the literacy rate in Ontario County. Katie Flowers, Assistant Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), located in Trinity Hall, coordinated HWS’ participation in this fundraiser which has eighteen teams registered, making LVOC approximately $550. All participants- HWS students, faculty, and staff, are invited to go to the competition. If you are interested in attending, the fundraising bee is Sunday, February 8th at 1 p.m. at the Canandaigua Academy.
THE HERALD, FRIDAY, Febuary 6, 2009
Arts and Entertainment Ask Doctor Blackwell Got a question about sex that you need answered? Can’t ask anyone else? Write me at email@example.com
Dear Elizabeth Blackwell, I am just returning to HWS after spending my fall semester abroad in Vietnam. I have just started to read your column, and felt that you could help me and my romantic dilemma. I met someone while I was abroad, not just someone, rather the one. My heart hurts when I am not with him and living practically across the world from each other with a $2,400 plane flight connecting us does not help. Do you have any suggestions on how to keep the man of my dreams, or is my love life much like the Vietnam War, a lost cause? Sincerely, Sleepless in Saigon Dear Sleepless in Saigon, Well, it sounds like you had an exciting semester! My semester consisted of mini quad members relieving themselves on my skirt and a new statue asking for my hand…how mundane! I certainly hope that you do not give up on the love of your life like that, calling it a lost cause! I may favor myself to be a romantic, but having such a vast distance apart could make it even more romantic. When you see each other it will be even better because it will seem so forbidden and rare, allowing for even better love making! In the mean time, try using internet tools such as Skype where you can use your video camera and microphone to see and hear him. Send each other dirty packages to pleasure each other and perhaps use those “toys” while on Skype…you know for the lonely Saturday nights. Love is something that doesn’t come along often, and an ocean should not prevent you from listening to your heart. Keep the fires of love burning! Good luck, Dr. Blackwell
Dear Elizabeth Blackwell, My boyfriend and I have been dating for roughly a year, and we’ve only managed to have sex in his North dorm room. I am not saying that it hasn’t been mind-blowing and erotic, but personally, I’d like to start experimenting in a more public sector. I’m a passionate and wild person and need my sexual desires fulfilled. Do you have any suggestions to keep my desires satisfied, while not notifying the entire campus when my boyfriend and I climax? Thank you, Knocked Up in North
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Dear Knocked Up, I sure hope you’re not knocked up, a baby in college can be a huge responsibility and one we should talk about outside The Herald. It sounds as if your sex has gotten a little boring and you’re looking to bring it to a new level. How does your boyfriend feel about this new experience? Some might be a little skeptical having sex in public settings, yet it seems you are ready to go! All the power to you! If I were to have sex on campus, in more enclosed setting, I might try the Chapel. I favor myself to be religious and am not sure how I would feel getting down to my skivvies in a place of worship, but if you do not see religion as a barrier, go for it! Scandling Center is also now open twenty four hours and that could be a fun place to try, just be mindful of the windowed walls on the sides of the building. Just because you are ready to have sexing public, does not mean this campus is ready to watch! Do not hold it against your boyfriend, or yourself for that matter if you are not able to get as aroused as normal, you may find yourself to be a little more shy and consciences than you had though and it might prevent you from having the “mind- blowing” sex you are used to up in his little dorm room. When the weather gets warmer, try the docks, the sound of the water penetrating the wood while he penetrates your body makes me feel naughty just imagining such circumstances! Whatever you do, just be sure to be using some sort of sexual protection…the female condom is my favorite, in case you were looking for any suggestions!
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Garfield Minus Garfield Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb.
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Sports Keith Longo and Christopher Bower Earn ECAC West Honors
Senior goalie Keith Longo
Sophomore forward Christopher Bower
Hobart College senior Keith Longo (Milford, Mass.) and sophomore Christopher Bower (Chevy Chase, Md.) were tabbed the ECAC West Goalie and Player of the Week, respectively, after leading the seventh-ranked Statesmen hockey team to back-to-back shutout victories at Utica over the weekend. Longo, who was also named the Rochester Area College Athletics Male Athlete of the Week, stopped 37 shots in Friday’s 4-0 victory vs. the Pioneers, and collected 31 saves in a 6-0 win the next day. He has posted a Hobart record seven career shutouts and tied the season mark for shutouts (2). After holding Utica scoreless for 120 minutes, Longo now sits atop the league in save percentage (.929) and winning percentage (.765),
and ranks fourth with a 2.42 goals against average. This is the fifth time this winter he has been honored as the ECAC West’s Goalie of the Week. A forward, Bower sparked Hobart’s offense with three goals on the weekend, doubling his goal total for the year. He netted the first goal of both games, and each ended up being the game-winner. Bower also recorded a late-game empty net goal on Saturday. This is the first time he has won the award. The Statesmen (16-4-0, 7-3-0 ECAC West) will be in action again on Feb. 7, when they travel to fourth-ranked Elmira (14-4-2, 7-1-2) for a conference showdown at 7 p.m. Watch the game live on FastHockey.com, listen live on WELM, or follow along online with live stats.
WS Soccer Coach Aliceann Wilber Wins National Award By Carrie Stevens ‘12 Sports Editor On January 16, Aliceann Wilber was named the NCAA Division III Women’s National Coach of the Year at the NSCAA Awards Banquet. This past season, William Smith’s Soccer Team finished with an overall record of 16-2-5, won the Liberty League Championship, and advanced to National Semifinals. Wilber started her coaching career at the high school level, before building the Heron Soccer Program from the ground up; she’s the only head coach that the William Smith Soccer program has known. “Over the years, I’ve created my own coaching style. I looked up to some of my P.E. teachers in high school because they really cared about it, but ultimately I made my own model.” Coach Wilber stated. “I want to empower student-athletes, teach them how to shoulder responsibility, and be accountable.”
Pebole Scores Another Weekly Award
Although the William Smith Soccer Program boasts an all-time
record of 389-115-45, the Herons haven’t always been seen as a soccer
powerhouse. “When the program first started, a lot of the players didn’t know how to be athletes,” Wilber started. “A few had played soccer before, but most of them hadn’t. Some players valued the social aspect over the athletic component. With time, we slowly became more and more competitive. The program wasn’t born over night.” Under Wilber, the Herons have posted twenty-five consecutive winning seasons, secured twentytwo consecutive postseason bids, and won a National Championship in 1988. Of all these feats, Coach Wilber remarked on how memorable the past season was. “We were so young, so our run to the Final Four was unexpected. We knew we had the potential, so we just needed to go out there and do it.”
Hobart College first-year forward Matt Pebole (Red Bank/Little Silver, N.J.) was named the Liberty League Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. It’s the second time this season he has earned the award. P e b o l e produced a teamhigh 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in a 1-1 weekend for the Statesmen. He scored a gameand season-high 23 points and grabbed four rebounds in a 72-63 win at Clarkson. At St. Lawrence, Pebole had eight points and three rebounds. For the week, he shot 58.8 percent from the floor (10-17) and 78.6 percent from the free throw line (11-14). Pebole has played in all 18 games for Hobart this season, starting 10. He is second on the team in scoring (10.4 ppg) and rebounding (5.1 rpg). Pebole leads the team in field goal percentage (.508), three-point shooting (.414,
12-29), and blocked shots (19, 1.06/ g). He ranks among the conference leaders in blocked shots (6th), free throw shooting (7th, .745), field goal percentage (9th), rebounding (17th), and scoring (20th). Against conference opponents, Pebole’s numbers get even more impressive. He moves up to fourth in the conference in blocked shots (1.29), fifth in free throw shooting (.862), seventh in field goal percentage (.500), 11th in scoring (12.9), and 12th in rebounding (5.6). The Statesmen are 6-12 overall, 3-4 in the conference. At the midway point of league schedule, Hobart is tied for fourth place. The Statesmen are back in action at 8 p.m. on Feb. 6, when they visit Vassar. The two teams squared off last month, with Hobart notching a 68-53 victory on its home floor. Pebole led all scorers in that contest with a then-season-high 16 points.
Current Team Records Hobart Basketball
William Smith Basketball
Overall: 6 - 12 Streak: 1 Loss
Overall: 10 - 8 Streak: 1 Loss
William Smith Squash
Overall: 6 - 8 Rank: 25 Streak: 3 Losses
Overall: 5 - 7 Streak: 3 Losses
Overall: 16 - 4 Rank: 7 Streak: 7 Wins This Weekend’s Games Fri, Feb 6th, 2009 William Smith Basketball at Vassar 6 p.m. Hobart Basketball at Vassar 8 p.m. Sat, Feb 7th, 2009 William Smith Basketball at Rensselaer 2 p.m. Hobart Basketball at Rensselaer 4 p.m.
Hobart Ice Hockey at Elmira 7 p.m. WS Swimming and Diving at Skidmore 1 p.m. Hobart Squash vs Trinity 10 a.m. William Smith Squash at Colgate 10 a.m.
Last Week in Sports Hobart Basketball 1/30/2009 Clarkson 1/31/2009 St Lawrence
Potsdam, NY Canton, NY
W 72- 63 L 73- 88
Hobart Hockey 1/30/2009 Utica 1/31/2009 Utica
Utica, NY Utica, NY
W 4- 0 W 6- 0
William Smith Basketball 1/30/2009 Clarkson 1/31/2009 St. Lawrence
Potsdam, NY Canton, NY
W 72- 67 L 50- 68
William Smith Swimming./ Diving 1/31/2009 Cazenovia Geneva, NY Bristol Pool
W 132.5- 72.5