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Winter break sees two undergraduate deaths Engineering and Wharton senior Kevin Zhao died in China BY HARRY COOPERMAN City News Editor-elect Engineering and Wharton senior Kevin Zhao died over winter break while traveling with his family in China, according to an email sent to Wharton undergraduates. He was 21. Zhao died peacefully in his sleep due to cardiac arrest, said family friend Charles Fisher, speaking on behalf of the Zhao family. A memorial service will be held for Zhao on Jan. 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall, Fish-

er said in an email. Zhao’s parents, Jay and Lin Zhao, recalled their son as a “remarkable and gifted young man” who had an “inspiring sense of curiosity, especially when it came to science.” At Penn, Zhao was on the board of the Wharton China Business Society. According to his LinkedIn account, he was also a research assistant at Wharton and a teaching assistant for CIS 120 in fall 2011. It was “always important to him to not only help his parents and family, but also to do good things for others,” Jay and Lin Zhao said in a statement provided by Fisher. Zhao’s parents said that their

Engineering and Wharton junior Pulkit Singh died Sunday

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Pulkit Singh, an Engineering and Wharton junior, died Sunday. He was 20 years old. Singh’s cause of death is being investigated, Philadelphia Health Department spokesperson Jeff Moran confirmed in an email on Monday. Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said that Penn Police became aware of Singh’s death after 1 p.m. on Sunday. Rush added that Singh was found in his bedroom in his off-campus

house. Singh, known to friends as Josh, was a dual-degree student majoring in computer science. He was from Long Island, New York and attended Bethpage High School. “He was the star of our family, and he had a brain that could think at least 10 or 12 years ahead of his time,” said Joginder Singh, his uncle. Singh has been living with his aunt and uncle, Joginder Singh, since his parents died in 2007. He and his younger brother, Ankur Singh, found their parents shot and killed inside their home in Long Island after they came home from school. The case was


ARCHing over campus, a cultural hub reopens BY JENNY LU Staff Writer

Cultural Centers


onstruction on the ARCH, located at the intersection of 36th Street and Locust Walk, is finally complete. The building opened to the public on Monday, Jan. 13, and classes will be held in the ARCH starting today. The new ARCH preserved its old physical exterior as well as most of the previous floor plan. The building, built in the 1920s, now boasts more lounge and study places as well as renovated spaces for the three cultural centers that the ARCH houses. “It’s a dramatic upgrade in quality and shared space,” University Architect David Hollenberg said. The $24.5 million restoration was sponsored in part by a $15 million anonymous gift the University received in April 2011 as part of the Making History campaign. Construction began in the summer of 2012. As part of the University’s commitment to sustainability, the ARCH building is aiming for LEED silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. “The new ARCH celebrates the best of the building’s remarkable history while embracing technology and design to create a stateof-the art hub for campus life,” President Amy Gutmann said in a written statement. “I’m pleased that this renovated building will support the diverse intellectual and social student experience that distinguishes Penn and adds to our eminence,” she added. The ARCH will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. No PennCard access will be required to enter the building during the hours it is open. The building is run by the Vice Provost for University Life, and students can book room space in the ARCH on the Perelman Quadrangle’s website.

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The ground floor, located beneath the main 36th Street entrance, has been transformed into a hub for the three cultural centers: La Casa Latina, Makuu: The Black Cultural Center and the Pan-Asian American Community House. Each center has its own lounge and offices. In front of the offices is more lounge and study space with booth seating. One new addition is a staircase leading directly from 36th Street down to an entrance on the ground floor for easier access to the cultural centers.

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The first floor is home to a large multipurpose room that can be used for seminars or speaker events, or as a lounge if there are no planned events. There are three additional conference rooms with up-to-date technology and video-conferencing capabilities. The second floor contains an auditorium that functions as a classroom. The lecture hall-type seating is mounted on wheels and a track that can be pushed back into storage units in the back of the auditorium to clear space for dance or theater rehearsal, or to fit in tables and chairs for other events. The auditorium has also been outfitted with new lighting and acoustics. The third floor also has a room specifically designed for dance and theater rehearsals, with hardwood floors and a mirrored wall. There are men’s and women’s restrooms on every floor in the ARCH except for the first floor. The ground floor also has a gender neutral bathroom, an option that Facilities and Real Estate Services is trying to include in every new project, according to Hollenberg.


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Laverne Cox to paint the town orange at QPenn The ‘Orange is the New Black’ actress will be the keynote speaker at the annual week-long event BY LAURA ANTHONY Staff Writer “Orange is the New Black” is coming to the Red and the Blue. Laver ne Cox, a actress, writer, producer and transgender activist will be the

keynote speaker for QPenn 2014, which kicks off its events on March 23. She is wellknown for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,”

and she was recently named the keynote speaker for this year’s National Conference on LGBT Equality. According to College sophomore A ndre F icerai, co-chair of QPenn, the choice to br ing Cox to campus is a way to draw attention to lesser-known issues within the LGBTQ community, especially those of transgender

women of color. Last year’s QPenn keynote spe a ker was Ja net Mock , who is also an activist and a transgender woman of color, and while Ficerai said the t opic wa sn’t t he on ly op tion considered, QPenn was happy to be able to bring up these issues once again with Cox’s talk. “It was a conscious decision

that we wanted that conversation to be continued in some way,” he said. Ficerai hopes that Cox’s trip to campus, in addition to her prominent television role, will demonstrate “the fact that the trans community is getting increased visibility.” “ T r a n s i nd i v idu a l s a r e people with their own experiences who have much more

to share than just that physical shift,” Ficerai said. Tickets went on sale less than a week ago, and Ficerai said that 125 have already been sold. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online using Venmo or on Locust Walk closer to the event. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 25 in Meyerson Hall.

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A Penn student was hit by an SUV on 40th and Spruce streets on Jan. 5. When police stopped the car — which did not stop after striking the student — they discovered that the driver had a suspended license. The student was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The American Studies Association endorsed a boycott of Israeli academic institutions after a Dec. 4 recommendation from its National Council. The Association of American Universities, of which President Amy Gutmann is Vice-Chair, said in a statement that they “strongly oppose” the boycott, citing academic freedom.

No luck for Blarney Patrons at The Blarney Stone, located at 39th and Sansom streets, received citations for underage drinking and false identification when the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement sent undercover officers into the bar on Dec. 14. A BLCE sergeant said that a majority of people in the bar were Penn students. Blarney also failed an ID compliance test in Feb. of last year.

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The Blockley, a music venue on 38th and Chestnut streets, closed at the end of December. “In short- we lost our liquor license, without much notice,” a Dec.12 post on its Facebook page said. Salento, an Italian BYO on 22nd and Walnut streets — “where everyone celebrated their 19th/24th birthdays,” according to an Under the Button post — also closed over break.

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applications The University received a record high number of applications for the Class of 2018. The 35,788 total applications represent a 14 percent increase from last year’s applicant pool. The deadline for regular decision applications was postponed from Jan. 1 until Jan. 6 because of technical problems with the Common Application website.

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CURF The main office for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships is back on the second floor, as it was before the renovation. CURF also has been able to expand its space, with additional rooms on both the second and third floors.

The ARCH Café Located on the first floor, the ARCH Café will include both Top Chef Rick Bayless’ Tortas Fronteras MexicanAmerican cafe concept as well as the ARCH Express, a grab-and-go service similar to Hemispheres, the international food station in Houston Market. Both will be operated by Bon Appétit


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How to use Twitter to fight sexism THE INTERNET EXPLORER | The revolution will be favorited and retweeted — and it’s up to us to start it


couple of weeks ago, Hillary Clinton got a haircut. On the day of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration, the likely presidential candidate (meaning Hil) was seen sporting side-swept, f luffy bangs. People took notice. They were the bangs heard ’round the world. The Huffington Post reported on her new hairstyle — and fashion and lifestyle authorities followed suit, putting their own characteristic spins on it. NYMag rejoiced. Vanity Fair wondered if they qualify as “bangs” or not (I mean, okay, but come on). E! Online tweeted that “We need to talk about Hillary Clinton’s new haircut.” Not ever yone thinks so. Penn senior Dylan Hewitt responded to E!’s tweet with another. “But, do we really NEED to? #sexism.” He got noticed, racking up 15 retweets and 22 favorites and sparking a conversation

on Twitter that lasted over an hour. The hashtag #sexism was paired with #patronizing, and users who responded unanimously exclaimed that, no, we don’t need to talk about her hair. In a world where a former FLOTUS could soon become P O T US , d iscussi ng H i l lary’s hair before her politics seems backward. Admittedly, for the media, this is part of the news cycle. E! needed to write about Hillary Clinton’s bangs because it needed to remain on top of the Hillary Clinton conversation that day. And the tweet in question fits with their urgent, gossipy tone — but it rings patronizing to some readers. Fast-moving websites like E! need to take responsibility for their actions and tweets. And when they don’t, when outdated frameworks are used to talk about women (and men!), consumers should feel an obligation — as well as the

necessary confidence — to call out media outlets. Twitter is a democracy — all 140-character messages are created equal. Sure, some tastemakers are verified, and some aren’t. But the little guy can call out any Goliath on the Internet, and that’s a powerful muscle we need to exercise. The mundane can often dominate the conversation on Twitter, like any other social media platform. We’ve all received our fair share of dumb Snapchats and unfriended those who spam our Facebook newsfeeds. But like Snapchat and Facebook, Twitter is just a tool — and we decide what it’s used for. We can defame corporate giants and let policymakers know where we stand. Holding influential people accountable is one of the sexiest things you can do with your Twitter profile. E!’s response to Dylan shows that there’s a significant learning curve to having

a productive conversation on the Internet. The media outlet wrote: “If Obama started sporting bangs, we would need to talk about that too. #calmdown.”


Holding influential people accountable is one of the sexiest things you can do with your Twitter profile.” Maybe — but a hashtag like #calmdown aimed at a respectful if critical consumer is practically asking for an online scandal. If the right people had read that and gotten properly angry in response, #calmdown would have gone viral. The condescending turn of phrase would have been

flipped on its head and used to criticize E!’s intolerant attitude toward its outspoken readers. E! would have deleted the tweet, fired whoever wrote it and released an apol- FRIDA GARZA ogy — just like the internet Sure, the hypothetical armammoth InterActive Corp did last month after their PR gument exists: If Obama or director offended thousands Bill got a pixie cut, the media would be just as quick to overwith a racist tweet. The effects of such a reac- react. But that’s a hypothetical tion would be systemic and long-term: Calling giants out scenario, and this happened. on Twitter forces them to learn Women are scrutinized by the a new behavior. No brand — media every day—either injournalistic, political, trendy or tentionally or not—often just otherwise — wants its gaffes for the sake of clicks. If it’s eyeballs they want, to be retweeted ad nauseum. The problem with sexism in eyeballs they’ll get. The femithe media is that it’s as subtle nist militia of Twitter is ready as it is pervasive. E! is trying to drive even more traffic to to get clicks and eyeballs on its sexist news sites. All it takes site, but its sense of urgency is is a retweet. misplaced. By literally prioritizing (“We need to talk”) the FRIDA GARZA is a College senior discussion of Hillary Clinton’s from El Paso, Texas studying hair, they’re engaging in an English. Her email address is outdated and sexist discourse Follow her @fffffrida. about female politicians.

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FRIEDOM OF SPEECH | Through images, the people of Israel revealed a humanity rarely afforded to them


n Oct . 9, 2 013 , I set out w it h a simple task. Actually, make that two tasks. One: Ask interestinglooking, friendly strangers to write down one sentence about themselves, in any language, and then let me take their picture with it. Two: Don’t come off like a crazy person. Luckily, I have never been someone who feared interactions with strangers. In fact, I have always embraced those interactions as opportunities to grow and learn new things. I was inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York and wanted to find a similarly intimate way to interact with the people of Jerusalem, making sure, however, that my approach was unique. Thus, with my equally unabashed roommate, we set out on our mis-

sion. Initially, I was surprised by the willingness of the strangers we encountered to open up to us. They all seemed a bit startled by our request, asking us to repeat ourselves to ensure they had heard us correctly. “You want me to write something, about myself? Okay, give me a minute.” As we captured more and more portraits, however, I was more surprised by those who said no than those who said yes. The color of marker our subjects selected said something about their personalities. Their handwriting made each portrait uniquely personal. Their messages were beautiful; their stories, nothing short of inspiring. A French man told us about his wife who had died a month earlier whose wish was that he visit Jerusalem with his

daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons. And there they were, fulfilling her wish. A Christian man from Nigeria was making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. An Israeli Jew conveyed his steadfast faith in God and resultant thankfulness for all he had been afforded in life. A woman conveyed her sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians. Most sentences, however, had absolutely nothing to do with Israel. A young girl was passionate about dance, a young man about world literacy. An officer in the Israel Defense Forces reminded people to love themselves as they love others. An Arab merchant wrote that he loved me and insisted on taking the picture together. A recent high-school graduate told us that she was searching for who she is. A tourist quoted Gandhi, reminding us all to

“be the change [we] wish to see in the world.” My stance on Israel is no secret. I am a Zionistic Jew who spent a semester studying abroad in Jerusalem. In this instance, however, all of that was irrelevant. My aim was neither political nor controversial, but simply humanistic.


My aim was neither political nor controversial, but simply humanistic.” Through strangers, I attempted to normalize a culture that is often presented as far from normal. The imagery in the media surrounding Israel is that of war, conflict and

a militaristic people. At Penn, we often feel forced to ally ourselves with one faction. In this case, however, I didn’t have to. I photographed Jews, Christians and Muslims; tourists, citizens and people in between; Zionists and Pro-Palestinians; young students and grandparents. People wrote in Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, Farsi, Spanish, Romanian and Russian. All helped me convey a narrative, one that we called “An Israeli Collective.” We created a Facebook page and were soon sharing our portraits with hundreds of people across the world. Suddenly, the Jewish state, a country rarely portrayed in a positive light, was diverse. It was vibrant and alive. You may not agree with Israeli settlement polic y. Neither do I. But maybe, just maybe, you’ll look at a pho-



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ALEXANDRA FRIEDMAN tograph of a young girl who told us that she “believes that words have incredible strength.” And perhaps, as a writer, you’ll identify with t h at sent i ment . Perh aps you’ll see the photograph of the art student who “sees the world in colors,” and as an artist yourself, you’ll understand her perspective. Maybe, then, a culture that once seemed so foreign and distant will seem relatable and close. And if that is the case, then my work is done. ALEXANDRA FRIEDMAN is a College junior from Marietta, Ga. studying diplomatic history. Her email address is alfrie@sas.

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Investigation into Singh’s death pending SINGH from page 1 never solved. “He was always so, so confident,” Joginder Singh added. “Everybody in our community looked up to him.” Penn Police are investigating the circumstances sur-

Zhao’s life remembered by friends ZHAO from page 1 son would often go out of his way to take care of his younger sister, Kathryn, and “help her with whatever she needed.” He “strived to use his knowledge in ways that would benefit society because he cared greatly for bettering the lives of all people,” Jay and Lin Zhao’s statement said. Last summer, he was a product intelligence management intern at Yammer, a social networking site for companies. The past academic year, he worked for Urban Outfitters as an operations and customer analytics intern. College senior Seaver Wang, who was Zhao’s friend since freshman year, remembers him as someone whose “interests

rounding Singh’s death. No foul play — defined by the Cambridge Dictionaries Online as a criminal, usually violent, act — is suspected, Rush said. T h e i n v e s t i g a t i o n i nt o Singh’s cause of death is still pending due to additional testing that is being performed, Moran added. The testing could take over up to two months, he said. Members of Penn’s support ser vices — which includes Director of Special Services Patricia Brennan, Director of

Student Intervention Services Sharon Smith, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Bill Alexander, and Rush — were on campus Sunday to notify family, friends and classmates, Rush said. The same group will continue to work with Singh’s roommates and classmates. “The SIS team will be working with the Penn community in the upcoming weeks to help them deal with this tragedy,” Rush added. This marks the second student death over winter break.

were as diverse as his talents.” “He enjoyed discussing everything from history to literature to politics to food, always eager to share what he knew and learn what he didn’t,” Wang said in an email. He recalled that Zhao was someone “eager” to try new things. At Zhao’s urging, both he and Wang “hiked forest trails, visited museums, celebrated birthdays, made post-graduation plans to tour Europe and explored as many of Philadelphia’s attractions as we could,” Wang said. Zhao’s childhood friend, Richard Zhang, remembers him as “respectful and responsible.” “He was always one of those guys who asked people out for lunch,” said Wharton senior Yingnan Xu, a close friend of Zhao. “He would just grab you and hang and talk. You’d have a really engaged conversation about anything.” “Kevin accomplished many things in his short life,” Zhao’s parents added. “His future was bright and his potential had no

limits. His flame will forever burn brightly in our hearts.” Zhao was a regional finalist in the 2009-2010 Siemens Competition for math and science. “He was the most unassuming genius I have ever met,” College senior Paul Blazek, one of Zhao’s close friends, said in an email. “You would never know just from talking with him that he was so incredibly accomplished.” Zhao is survived by his parents and his younger sister, Kathryn. Campus News Editor-elect Fiona Glisson contributed reporting.

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Safety measures delayed for second time at problem intersection Construction on bumpouts at 38th and Spruce streets are now set to begin over the summer BY COSETTE GASTELU Staff Writer The installation of safety precautions at a dangerous intersection on Penn’s campus has been delayed for a second time in less than a year.

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would be delayed until spring 2014, although they had originally been set to be installed by the end of last year. The Philadelphia Streets Department now says that installation of the bumpouts will begin over the summer. Over the past several years, the intersection at 38th and Spruce streets has proven to be one of the most problematic in-

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tersections on campus for both vehicles and pedestrians. From January 2009 to Oct. 14, 2013, the intersection was the site of 159 total crashes, 32 of which were state-reportable, meaning that the accidents caused someone to be sent to the hospital or a car to be towed away. The bumpouts will lengthen the sidewalks at the intersection in order to “reduce crossing distance for pedestrians and offer them better visibility while crossing,” said Charles Denny, assistant chief traffic engineer for the Philadelphia Streets Department. Currently, the Streets Department is preparing bidding documents to find a contractor for the project, said Streets Department spokesperson Keisha McCarty-Skelton. Denny said the documents will be ready in February. When the Streets Department originally decided to undertake the bumpouts project last January, construction at 38th and Spruce streets was slated to be finished by the end of last year.

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The intersection at 38th and Spruce streets saw 159 crashes between January 2009 and Oct. 14, 2013. Eight of the accidents involved pedestrians. The bumpouts for 38th and Spruce streets have since become part of a Streets Department plan to develop safety measures for a total of five intersections throughout Philadelphia, Denny explained. He added this was because the project shifted scope over the course of last year. At first, Penn’s problematic intersection was one of three at which bumpouts were set to be installed. However, Denny said construction at the three intersections was delayed to add two more intersections to the project.

Though construction on the installations is expected to commence this summer, the Streets Department has not yet determined a specific date for the completion of the bumpout project. Denny said the delay will probably benefit the efficiency of the installation of the bumpouts at the intersection, as foot traffic will likely decrease after the spring semester finishes. “In the summer, with many students gone, there will be less interference through[out] the area where the work is being done,” Denny said.

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Overnight stays and parties await admits to the Class of 2018, who will be visiting Penn this spring BY BRENDA WANG Staff Writer In an effort to increase admissions yield and the experience of accepted Penn applicants, the Office of Admissions is revamping Penn Preview Days. Overnight stays are one of the significant changes Penn Preview Days is undergoing this year. Instead of having multiple single-day events, there will be one main event for students admitted through regular decision that will take place from Monday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 9. “We want to change the experience [so] that people leave here wanting more,” Director of On-Campus Programs Elizabeth Washo, who is in charge of the changes to Penn Preview Days, said. These changes will alter many long-established elements of Penn Preview Days, including the name itself. The Office of Admissions will be running a survey on Under the Button where Penn students can choose their favorite name for the preview event. Some suggestions for the name change include “Red and Blue Days” and “Quaker Days.” In addition, Multicultural Scholar’s Weekend, an event for prospective students from underrepresented minority groups, will be combined with the main preview event. Multicultural Scholars will arrive a day earlier to participate in special programming before the rest of the accepted students join them on campus. Quaker Quest, the scavenger hunt that traditionally takes place during previews, will be replaced with programming hosted by student groups and campus institutions, such as the museums and athletic facilities. Students will be allowed to “tailor their experience” to their interests, Vice Dean of Admissions Yvonne Romero Da Silva said. For example, Washo suggested that interested students could attend a party hosted by the LGBT Center. The changes comes as a result of student feedback on Penn Pre-

view Days, as well as discussions within the Office of Admissions. “We’re the only Ivy that doesn’t do overnight,” Washo said. She hopes that the new preview event will become a Penn tradition where everyone on campus will host prospective students overnight. “If you go to Princeton, you know that you’re going to overnight someone for Tiger Days,” Washo pointed out. Wharton sophomore Elias Bernstein, while supportive of the expansion of the preview days, is concerned that having a single preview event, “has the potential to limit attendees.” Bernstein, who participated in Penn Preview Days as an accepted applicant, said in an email that he would prefer having more than one opportunity for accepted students to preview Penn. Washo said the Office of Admissions is working on expanding the accessibility of the preview event. “We’re going to use some resources to get students from areas that don’t have the opportunity [to travel to Penn],” she said. The Office of Admissions is reviewing the issue internally to figure out the financial resources they can extend to lower-income students for attending preview days. The Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business and the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology are the only two groups of regular decision students who will have separate preview events. Students admitted through early decision will attend a Connected Quakers Day held on two separate dates in February, which will not be overnight. But for regular decision students, Washo hopes that the improved preview event will “affect [Penn’s] yield,” since the preview experience “can totally make or break your choice.”

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Raising the anchor for anchor institution spending A report from the Phila. Controller’s Office said that universities should spend more locally BY JILL GOLUB Staff Writer A report on how universities and hospitals contribute to Philadelphia’s economy recommends these institutions increase local spending by 25 percent to create 4,400 new jobs and generate $642 million in direct local spending. City Controller Alan Butkovitz said that the report ser ves the dual purpose of showing how large of an impact anchor institutions can have on the local economy, while also identifying local companies that would like to provide goods and services to these urban institutions.

However, the report commissioned by the City Controller’s office on Philadelphia’s anchor institutions, which comprise 18 universities and 16 hospitals in the city, found that Penn and Drexel University are already leading institutions in local purchasing and spending. “Penn has been doing a lot of work on their own for years with this,” Butkovitz said in a phone interview. “There is a genuine, deep interest and Penn and Drexel have been the leaders in the movement.” One example cited in the report of ways in which both Penn and Drexel support the local economy is their purchasing from Telrose Corporation , a Philadelphia-based, minority-owned office supply company. Of the company’s 22 employees, 70 percent live in West Philadelphia.

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Emerald Exam is spreading from Penn to other universities and high schools BY FOLA ONIFADE Staff Writer

The familiar hand cramp from writing an exam may soon become a thing of the past. Three Penn students have developed a desktop application to allow students to type their exams on their laptops. Emerald Exam was created to address the issues that arise with hand-written examinations, including poor handwriting and a slow grading process. It saves all work on a Google database and allows professors to include time parameters and grade how they see fit. The application is designed to prevent cheating. “The way the app is built makes it impossible to access other things on your computer. Professors don’t have to worry about academic integrity,” Wharton and Engineering senior Pulak Mittal, who cofounded the company with 2013 Wharton graduate Alex Rattray, said. W h i le it c a n not g ua r d against physical cheat sheets, the application software was made specifically for in-class usage, thereby diminishing the possibility of using textbooks or notes. “It’s the cor nerstone of the product,” Wharton and Eng ineer ing sophomore Lauren Reeder said. Reeder joined the team in April 2013 after competing in the spring PennApps hackathon and has since been help ing the team with software development a nd f u r t her construction of the product. The application’s website

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Wharton and Engineering senior Pulak Mittal and Wharton and Engineering sophomore Lauren Reeder developed software to allow online exam-taking. also ensures that the software has several layers of security to prevent it from being hacked. Emerald Exam could become the Canvas or Blackboard of exam software. The founders are currently talking with professors and administrators at multiple institutions about making the application available to their students. “Things are looking pretty likely that we’ll get schools to sign on board beyond the free trial,” Mittal said. “We’ve even talked with some Penn administrators about working towards a contract although they are still evaluating other options.” The project, which was supported by the student-run venture capital firm Dorm Room Fund, has already been tested in over 10 Penn classes. Currently, there are 10 schools — including high schools and universities — that have used Emerald in some capacity. The team plans to reach any-

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Penn overcame 18 turnovers to score upset M. HOOPS from page 16 Bray led the Tigers with 19 points, but he acknowledged that Penn’s big men were what impressed him most Saturday night. “Their big guys are pretty good,” Bray said. Even after Jackson-Cartwright threw the ball away with under a minute left, Bray and senior forward Will Barrett each misfired at the other

end. Sophomore guard Jamal Lewis emerged from a fracas in the paint with a crucial defensive rebound, and Princeton was forced to foul. Lewis nailed his two free throws, but Barrett nailed a three-pointer to tie the game with 19.8 seconds remaining. Jackson-Cartwright then followed with his game-winning free throws. He scored just five points that night, but his intangibles and clutch play transcended the stat sheet in Allen’s eyes. “He took three shots, and he was probably the most important player on the floor for us,” Allen said. “Calming guys down, coaching guys. It says a lot that a senior captain can go

out and take three shots and be that excited about winning. That says a lot.” Penn jumped out to a 36-28 lead with 4:02 remaining in the first half and held a 4338 lead at halftime, the third time in four games that the Quakers hit at least 40 points by halftime. Though a 9-0 run bridging both halves gave the Quakers an 11-point lead just 2:45 into the second stanza, Penn slowly but steadily lost its lead from there, shooting just 4-for-14 from the field in the next 10:45 and committing five turnovers in that span. Penn turned the ball over 18 times on the night. “I think it was Jim Tressel


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who said, ‘You coach the losses like you coach the wins,’” Allen said. “Our inability to not turn the ball over has hurt us.” With 7:36 remaining, Princeton junior guard Ben Hazel converted an acrobatic reverse layup to give Princeton a 61- 60 lead – its first lead since it led 6-5. Penn sophomore guard Tony Hicks was benched after picking up his

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 PAGE 11 fourth foul just 17 seconds later. Yet Penn sophomore forward Julian Harrell responded by making two of three free throw attempts after getting fouled shooting a trey, and Lewis nailed a trey of his own to create another cushion for the Quakers. Still, Princeton stormed back to tie it at 71-71 with a breakaway layup from

Hazel with 2:14 to go. It looked like Penn was set to blow another late-game advantage, but Princeton made just one field goal – Barrett’s three-pointer – in the final 2:14. “This is our fresh start,” Dougherty said. “To kind of put our first 12 games and lock into this game next week and stick together and finish the way we did.”



Search team features Fuller, Corbett, Barth AD SEARCH from page 16 Advisory Committee President Kathryn Barth, who have combined to win 11 Ivy League championships as coaches and player at Penn, respectively. However, such successes have often passed w ithout igniting strong student attendance or interest in Penn Athletics, a concern that Bilsky has expressed in his final year as athletic director and which Price shares. “I think that through the identification of strong talent, creative communications with our own students [and] working closely with student life, there are many means by which we can elevate the visibility of athletics on the Penn campus,” Price said. Until then, making the ideal next Penn athletic director visible will be what matters most to Price and his advisory committee. Price also announced that all nominations and applications for the position may be sent to his office by Feb. 28. “We’re interested in people who can bring a wide range of perspectives,” Price said. “One of the things the consultative committee will be


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doing is working with me to consult broadly across the community.” Price said that there will be multiple full-committee meetings this semester, possibly via conference call if necessary. “ The committee w ill be engaged in refining the process, so I hesitate to lay out

a defined plan at this point,” Price said. According to Price though, the committee will have to determine what characteristics it wants to see in Penn’s next athletic director before focusing on specific candidates for the position. “I’ll work out that schedule with the committee and with

consultants,” Price said of the expected transition from identifying desired characteristics to identifying desired candidates. “We will not make that timing public. “These searches are best conducted with lots of public input, but in a way that maintains good confidentiality. We do not want to chase appealing candidates away.” Price also said that the committee will be looking for candidates with a previous record of experience that makes its members comfortable with

the new director’s ability to recruit talent and work cooperatively with other administrators. “I think it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of what we’ve been able to do over the course of the last decade in creating Penn Park and Weiss Pavilion and renovating the Palestra,” Gutmann said of the Penn athletic director position. But how the Penn community will be able to weigh in on the search for Bilsky’s successor remains to be seen

and will be determined by the advisory committee. A comparable search is ongoing at Princeton to replace Athletic Director Gary Walters, who announced in September that he will step down at the end of June 2014, the same time as Bilsky. The Princeton Athletic Director Search Committee held three open forum dates in October and November in which members of the Tigers community were invited to weigh in on the search. “We can certainly expect consultation from and with the community,” Price said. “Whether they take [the form of an open forum] remains to be determined in consultation with the committee itself, in terms of managing our time most effectively.” Price also said that the advisory committee will work with a non-member professional search consultant as well. “It’s an iterative process,” he said. Once the committee has identified its top candidates, however, it can be expected to be aggressive in pursuing them. “A passive search for such an important position is ill-advised. We will be reaching out to candidates,” Price said. “I have no doubt given the stature of this position and the tremendous work of Penn Athletics up to this point that we will absolutely have people reaching out to us. “But we are not a mere recipient of interest. We’re actively developing a talent pool the most we can by way of identif y ing the most effective successor to Steve Bilsky.”




Senior captains lead from court and bench NOTEBOOK from page 16 6:15 — Nelson-Henry scores again and moves slowly up the court with excitement. 17-10, Quakers. 6:24 — With Penn leading 2518 halfway through the opening period, Jackson-Cartwright runs to the locker room. 6:25 — Jackson-Cartwright is back, adjusting the waistband of his shorts. With the game in fullswing, the players on the bench are more silent than earlier in the game. 6:26 — This quickly changes after sophomore Julian Harrell finds Nelson-Henry in the post, and the forward known as “DNH” points to his teammate after scoring. The whole bench gets up while injured junior Camryn Crocker waves his arms to get the crowd involved. 6:27 — After a Princeton steal, Allen calls a timeout. He ventures near halfcourt and shakes his head before speaking to his team. 6:41 — Princeton calls a timeout after Tony Hicks goes coast-to-coast for a layup. Harrell motions for the fans to get up. The Palestra is the loudest it has been at all night. 6:43 — During the timeout, coach Scott Pera crouches down to speak to the seated 6-foot-11 DNH. The sophomore nods in agreement before re-entering

the game. 6:46 — Hicks finds Dougherty for an easy basket and Jok is the first one up again, raising his index and pinky fingers high in the air. 6:50 — Jackson-Cartwright hits a three right before the half, prompting Crocker to stick out three fingers on each hand, standing behind his teammates. 6:51 — The Quakers walk off the court for halftime, holding a 43-38 lead. Pera stands and pats players on the back while Jackson-Cartwright high-fives Nelson-Henry before speaking to him. 7:03 — Penn comes back out to the floor. Harrell slowly goes through his free throw motion while his teammates quickly progress through layups. 7:07 — Penn huddles for a timeout. Jok puts his arms around senior Steve Rennard and junior Henry Brooks while watching Allen. 7:09 — The Red and Blue kick off the half on a 6-0 run, culminating in a Nelson-Henry dunk. The fans immediately get up as the Tigers call timeout. The entire Penn squad goes out to meet its teammates at midcourt. 7:15 — Jackson-Cartwright leaves the game, and the trainer finds him at the end of the bench. He drinks a Powerade while the trainer rubs his thighs with ice. 7:22 — Jackson-Cartwright re-enters the game with the team up 10, 53-43, with 15:22 to go in the game. 7:24 — He promptly leaves the game after a Princeton foul. With a clear grimace, he goes back to the locker room. “It was disappointing [to be

SP OR TS dealing with injuries] because I felt like we started the half on a run,” Jackson-Cartwright said. “I kept telling the trainer, Sam, to keep working at it because I am ready to go at the end. I can give you two minutes at the end.” 7:25 — Hicks makes an acrobatic shot before falling to the floor. He quickly gets back on defense and turns the ball over while Harrell dives for the ball, going directly into press row as reporters protect their laptops. 7:28 — Recently having come back into the game, JacksonCartwright commits an offensive foul. He is visibly frustrated with the call, putting his hands up in the air in front of the referee. 7:30 — Hicks commits his third foul and is taken out of the game. Polykoff points at players on the court but Hicks mistakes it for a high-five. 7:34 — Allen calls a timeout after a 7-0 Princeton run. He walks toward the free throw line, rubbing his goatee in frustration. 7:44 — Princeton takes its first lead of the second half and its crowd, led by its band in vintage orange suits, is vocally supporting the Tigers. 7:48 — The bench stands up in unison as sophomore Jamal Lewis hits a three, but sits when the Tigers respond with a two. 7:50 — Nelson-Henry draws a foul and goes to the free throw line. Jackson-Cartwright flexes his legs as the sophomore’s shots go up. The senior leaves the game while assistant coach Ira Bowman tries to keep the bench engaged. 7:53 — Hicks is called for a blocking foul. He proceeds to leave the game after fouling out


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Sophomore guard Jamal Lewis celebrates with Penn just 1.1 seconds away from victory. Lewis’ free throws down the stretch against Princeton were key in the Quakers’ win. The sophomore finished with six points in 10 minutes. out with 3:56 to go. Crocker walks with his hands on his head in disbelief. 7:55 — Jackson-Cartwright gets his thighs rubbed down again by the trainer. 8:00 — A steal by Princeton guard Ben Hazel leads to a tie score, 71-71, with 2:14 to go. Allen uses his second timeout in a 30-second span. 8:02 — A foul is called on Hazel, putting Lewis on the line. He makes his first free throw, putting Penn ahead, and the bench loves it. 8:05 — On Princeton’s next possession, Lewis rebounds the ball, drawing another foul. Jackson-Cartwright motions his team back to the bench. 8:09 — Lewis makes his first free throw. Jok and Gunter each put one finger in the air. He proceeds to swish his second shot. 8:11 — Princeton forward Will

Barrett hits a three to tie the game, leaving just 20 seconds left as Penn calls timeout. Allen sits to draw up a play. “I knew before the Princeton possession, before Barrett hit the three, that we would get another chance regardless of what happened,” Jackson-Cartwright said. “I still knew we were going to win the game.” 8:12 — The entire crowd stands as Harrell takes the ball up court. Jackson-Cartwright drives, drawing a foul before looking to the bench. The entire team is jumping up and down. Allen calmly puts Brooks back in. 8:13 — Hicks fist pumps after Jackson-Cartwright’s first shot puts Penn ahead. He makes the second as well. “[Miles] made just three shots … and he was probably the most important player on the floor for us,” Allen said.

8:16 — Dougherty comes up with a steal on Princeton’s final possession. Jackson-Cartwright slams the scorer’s table in excitement while Jok is on his knees. Lewis celebrates at midcourt while Brooks holds the ball triumphantly. 8:17 — Dougherty’s second shot misses, and Princeton can’t take another shot. Penn wins, 77-74. DNH hugs Dougherty. Pera fist pumps before hugging Jackson-Cartwright in front of the bench. Allen and Polykoff walk off with smiles. Jok shows off his dance moves and hugs junior Greg Louis. “Dau is the most important person in this program, more than anybody,” Jackson-Cartwright said. “His impact on and off the court, the way he brings us together, the way he puts his foot down when he needs to, it’s everything we need.”




After a game like that, a tip of the hat to Jerome Allen



oach Jerome Allen loves verbally tip ping his hat of f to opposing teams or players. But tonight, in one of his biggest wins as Penn’s head coach, I take my hat off to him. After all, there were a lot of reasons that Penn could have lost against Princeton, continued its losing streak and ruined the chance to right the ship heading into conference play. P r inceton has been one of the sur prises in the Iv y League, and there has been a lot of talk about the Ancient Eight potentially receiving two bids for the NCAA tournament in March, for both Har vard and P r inceton, if the Tigers could win the Ivy crown. Senior guard T.J. Bray can be a force inside and the Tigers can be dangerous from dow ntow n, leading the Iv y League in points per game. O n S at u r d ay, P e n n coughed up the ball a ton, 18 times to the Tigers’ eight, and foul trouble was a problem for the Quakers, as Tony Hick s fouled out w ith 3:56 to go. Senior captain Miles Jackson-Cartwright was dealing with leg cramps throughout the game, and both sophomore center Darien NelsonHe n r y a n d g u a r d Ju l i a n H a r r el l h ad just r ecent ly retur ned to practice af ter injuries. The 6 -foot-11 Nelson-Henry had been back for a day and a half and Harrell for just two before the game

against Princeton. But the Qua kers played through all of the excuses that usually cr ipple them, and ultimately, Allen should receive the credit for willing his team to tough through the rough spots. Nelson-Henry and senior f o r w a r d F r a n D ou g he r t y made life tough for the Tigers all night long. The duo combined for 34 points and 20 rebounds and Penn was confident in finding the pair down low. In fact, the Quakers were confident in most facets of their game. They played like the team ever yone had expected to see at the beginning of the year. They worked inside out in the half-court. They pushed the tempo as often as possible, which led to Tony Hicks f inishing as Penn’s high scorer on the night, posting 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting. O n d e f e n se , Pe n n c on trolled the boa rds, outrebounding Princeton, 42-25. Additionally, A llen quick ly realized that the press that he ca l led for ea rly wasn’t working, leading him to turn away from it for most of the second half. When Princeton was in its set offense, thanks to Penn’s presence down low, t he T iger s opted for poor three-pointers rather than attacking the paint. The only problem was that P r i nc e t o n c ou l d n’ t m a k e much of anything from downtown, making only six of its 21 attempts, with senior Will Ba r rett d ra i n i ng t h ree of

them. T he T iger s t r ied t o set a tempo but because they missed so many shots, Penn was able to push the ball after Princeton’s misses. While Jackson-Cartwright finished with just five points on the night, he was instrumental in starting the fast break, dishing out four assists in addition to his hard work on defense. “He was the most important guy on the floor for us,” Allen said. But w it h Jack son- Ca r tw r ight stuck on the bench and Hicks out of the contest, the Quakers came through in the closing minutes after losing numerous games this year in crunch time. In that final sequence, it all came down to effort from Allen’s role players. Ju n i o r f o r w a r d H e n r y Brooks grabbed a key offensive board that turned into two free throws in the last minute. And after Barrett missed a jumper with 31 seconds left, numerous players went up for

the rebound. While the ball bounced of f of P r inceton’s big men’s hands, it ultimately landed in the arms of Lewis, who got fouled as he fell to the floor hugging the ball. A nd L ew is ca me up big when the pressure was on. With Penn up by one, he went to the foul line and drained t wo of h is f r ee t h r ows t o extend Penn’s lead, one the Quakers wouldn’t relinquish. This 14-game tournament that is the Iv y League is a blessing for the Quakers, as they get to forget about their poor nonconference start to the season. A n d a s m a n y n e g at i v e words have been said and written about Allen’s performance as head coach, he was able to have his team embrace this new opportunity and start fresh against rival Princeton. For that, I tip my hat.

JOHN PHILLIPS is a senior English major from Philadelphia and is a sports editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian. He can be reached at

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A NEW HOPE M. HOOPS | Despite poor nonconference slate, Quakers get off to hot Ivy start against rival Tigers BY MIKE TONY Senior Sports Editor Five seconds to go, tie game. A desperately needed rivalry win at stake. A potential turning point in a season plagued by seven consecutive losses. These were the circumstances for senior captain Miles Jackson-Cartwright when he went to the line to try and break a 74-74 tie against Princeton Saturday night at the Palestra. Two swishes. Then a Princeton turnover. And just like

that, Penn had secured its most thrilling – and perhaps most important win – in a long time. Penn’s big men sparked the 77-74 win for the Quakers (310, 1-0 Ivy), marking just the Red and Blue’s second victory in its last nine tries against Princeton (11-3, 0-1). The Tigers entered the game ranked No. 76 in the Jeff Sagarin ratings with an RPI of 65, while the Quakers ranked No. 250 in the Sagarin ratings, with an RPI of just 312. On paper, this should have been a rout in Princeton’s favor. But in his first game back after missing four games with a concussion, sophomore center Darien Nelson-Henry contributed 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting from the field and senior forward Fran Dougherty added

17 points and 12 rebounds. Both converted consistently for a Penn offense that maintained an up-tempo pace from the very beginning. “I looked at this game as the biggest game of the year coming into it,” Nelson-Henry said. “It’s to set the tone for the rest of the 13 games we have left, to start off with a win and show people that our non-conference record means nothing in Ivy League play.” Princeton senior guard T.J.


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Penn basketball came into the Saturday, Jan. 11 game trying to break a long losing streak and beat arch-rival Princeton. I followed the high-fives and lows, the frustration and jubilation of the Red and Blue as they won their first Ivy game of the season. 6:02 p.m. — The game is closing in on tip-off with the crowd slowly filling up the historic Palestra. As Penn’s starting five walk toward center court, senior captain Dau Jok high fives every player on the bench, getting them excited.

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Senior captain Miles Jackson-Cartwright made the game-winning free throws to beat Princeton with five seconds remaining.

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“We need [Dau] to be big for us,” senior guard Miles Jackson-Cartwright said postgame, “whether that is him playing every night or if it is him cheering and leading us from the bench.” 6:03 — Shortly after the opening tip, the Quakers find sophomore center Darien Nelson-Henry in the post for his first basket after returning from a concussion. The game is tied at two. 6:04 — The bench erupts as Jok is the first to get up after another Nelson-Henry basket. 6:11 — After a media timeout, assistant coach Jason Polykoff is vocal in the team’s huddle. Head coach Jerome Allen moves in front of his team, lets the players talk and then begins giving directions after starting quietly.


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Provost Vincent Price announces creation of group dedicated to finding Bilsky’s successor BY MIKE TONY Senior Sports Editor The search to find Penn Athletic Director Steve Bilsky’s successor is officially underway. P rovost Vincent P r ice announced the formation of an athletic director advisory committee to select Bilsky’s successor last Wednesday. President Amy Gutmann announced Bilsky’s decision to retire effective June 30 after 20 years as athletic director on Nov. 21. Gutmann also con-

firmed to The Daily Pennsylvanian that, as expected, Bilsky’s successor will be announced this semester. The 14-member advisory committee, assembled by the Office of the Provost, will be chaired by Price and co-chaired by Penn Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli. The committee consists of five administrators, two coaches, two alumni, two faculty members, one student-athlete, one graduate student and one University attorney. The group includes women’s lacrosse coach Karin Brower Corbett , men’s soccer coach Rudy Fuller and Student-Athlete


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