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GSG asks univ for better protections By Joelle Lang @thedbk Staff writer The Graduate Student Government is asking the university to take further steps toward protecting students after February’s massive data breach. GSG officials unanimously passed a bill Friday to ask the University Senate to extend the

May 31 deadline to sign up for free identity theft protection services. Another bill discussed would build the framework for a task force of graduate students to gather information on Experian, the company contracted by the university to provide the protection services. Once the task force completes its work, GSG officials hope to ask the university to

Council task force will seek needed resources By Eleanor Mueller @thedbk Staff writer

yehuda katz, computer science graduate student and Graduate Student Government assembly member, will See breach, Page 3 head a GSG committee investigating credit company Experian’s protection plans. kelsey hughes/the diamondback

The City Council established a task force April 8 to identify and facilitate ways for the city’s senior residents to remain in their homes as they grow older. The College Park Aging-In-Place Task Force will consist of eight residents and two councilmembers. The group hopes to identify existing city resources for seniors, pinpoint the aging population’s needs and explore potential strategies the city could use to fill that gap. “This is something I have been wanting to bring to our city since I started as a member of City Council,” said Denise Mitchell, District 4 councilwoman. “We have many seniors in our community, and many of them would like to stay within their own home as they age.” M itchel l ex pects com m ittee See aging, Page 3

U mock trial team places 10th in nation

SURRENDERING TO STYLE STYLESURRENDER, a clothing store that opened on College Avenue on March 29, replaced the On Cloud 9 clothing shop, which closed in May after two years of business.

While growing up in Jamaica, Latoya Brown felt inspired to join the world of fashion by her mother, a well-known seamstress. After her family moved to New Jersey in 1998, Brown followed in her mother’s footsteps and started working in retail at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Brown, 31, founded online clothing store StyleSurrender in October 2012 after moving to Mount Rainier. Now seeking to bring stylish clothes directly to her community,

as her mother did, she opened a physical StyleSurrender store on College Avenue on March 29. “She gave me this love for young people’s fashion,” Brown said of her mother, Georgiana Higgins. “I really [wanted] to do the business of fashion.” Brown stocks her online and physical stores with clothes from designers and vendors she sees at shows and throughout New York, Las Vegas and Atlanta, she said, and she prides herself on the high quality of the clothing she sells. Working for Neiman Marcus and selling its high-end designer clothing influenced her to select pieces of a similar quality for

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her business, she said. Brown’s mother would not sell clothing until every detail was perfect, according to the StyleSurrender website. With her own enterprise, Brown aims to put the same amount of effort into selecting the clothes she sells. She also said that her attention to detail and striving for perfection will bring StyleSurrender success in the restaurant- and bar-heavy business climate of this city. “What I think really gives me my advantage is the style of clothing that I offer and the quality,” Brown said.

After a weekend-long competition and two semesters of preparation, the Maryland Mock Trial team came in 10th place Sunday at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament. “[The team] did exactly what they wanted to do,” program director Mark Graber said. “The kids executed our strategy.” The event was held in Orlando, Fla., from Friday to Sunday. The 10member team faced off in mock court cases against four schools. Of the 48 teams present, this university’s squad defeated Duke University and the University of Florida, and lost

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City’s latest clothing shop, StyleSurrender, hopes to buck restaurant-heavy business trend By Holly Cuozzo @emperorcuozzco Staff writer

American, Georgetown defeat univ on Sunday

Potential stitch replacement developed Researchers’ sprayable nanofiber technique could ease intensive surgery By Joe Antoshak @Mantoshak Senior staff writer With the help of an airbrush and a pressurized gas tank, university researchers are developing a new method of sealing surgical incisions — one they said has the potential to replace stitches altogether. Bioengineering professor Peter Kofinas and fourth-year doctoral candidate Adam Behrens began leading the development of the spray-on process in early 2013. The hand-directed nozzle sprays a mist of biodegradable polymer — a

cohesive substance of chainlike molecules — that can temporarily close an opening inside the body until the tissue can heal itself. The researchers are targeting procedures that don’t work well with stitches, Behrens said, such as patching up a lung tear or surgically connecting two separated structures, a process known as anastomosis. These are procedures that call for difficult and sometimes risky suturing that might benefit from the sprayable nanofiber technique, he said. T he process i s i nex pen sive, Behrens said. It employs a standard airbrush and carbon dioxide canisters


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already available in hospitals to spray a mass-produced material ca l led poly (lactic-co-glycol ic acid), or PLGA. “Synthetic material is less expensive than any biological material,” Kofinas said. However, the research will require years of studies and cost a fair amount of money, Behrens said. “The next step is to land some of that money through grants and then do these long-term recovery and animal experiments to see if you really are improving procedure a university researcher demonstrates a method of sealing wounds by applying a biodegradable polymer See nanofiber, Page 2 through a spray nozzle. The practice could eventually replace internal stitches. james levin/the diamondback





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style From PAGE 1 Selling clothes at an average of $30 to $40 per ga rment, Brow n sa id she has received “a very warm welcome” from the city so far and she believes the positive reception will continue. If the business has as much success as Brow n hopes for, StyleSurrender could change prospective business owners’ perceptions of the city’s ma rket for non-restaurant options, said Michael Stiefvater, the city’s economic development coordinator. “T here isn’t much i n the way of competition for StyleSurrender at this time,” Stiefvater wrote in an email. “Clothing stores like to be near each other, so establishing a success story or two would be helpful in attracting more.” StyleSu rrender is the first clothing store to open in the area since On Cloud 9

closed in May. In previous interviews with T he Diamondback, Steifvater said clothing stores in the area tend to struggle with seasonal drops in business. On Cloud 9 maintained its space for two years before closing, further cementing Rugged Wearhouse’s legacy as the only long-standing clothing store in the city. Stiefvater said a shoe retailer has expressed interest in coming to the city, although that vendor’s location is to be determined. “It’s exciting to have another thing to do on Route 1,” said Ronit Zelivinski, a freshman nursing student. Z el iv i n sk i e x p e c t s t he store to appeal especially to out-of-state students who are unable to travel home to their usual shopping malls. “I think it’s going to be really nice,” she said. T he lo c at ion of S t yleSurrender, in On Cloud 9’s former space next to Fraternity Row and near many

other fraternity and sorority houses, will make the store an especially popular option among sorority members, Stiefvater said. The possibility that StyleSurrender could become a popular venue near campus excites Brown, she said, and she hopes to become involved with the community beyond selling clothes. B y ra f f l i n g a d re ss for Alpha Epsilon Phi’s second annual Slimefest on Friday, Brown is trying to do just

that. She said she will continue to offer items for philanthropic raffles. Brown also hopes to hire one or two part-time workers. Taking after her mother, she said she might begin to design her own clothing, too. Retail might pay the bills, but Brown still draws inspiration from her mother’s work in Jamaica. “I was more fascinated by the things she made,” Brown said.

Latoya brown opened StyleSurrender, a new women’s clothing store, on College Avenue on March 29. Prices average $30 to $40 per garment. james levin/the diamondback

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington ended Sunday, but the city could see large crowds hoping to glimpse the pink flowers throughout coming weeks. Forecasts this weekend show partly cloudy skies with highs near 70.

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University Researchers Peter Kofinas and Adam Behrens (left to right) are developing a new sprayable polymer that can seal surgical incisions. james levin/the diamondback

NANOFIBER From PAGE 1 times, if you really are making things better,” Behrens said. The team already has demonstrated the surgical benefits of the polymer by using it to seal the liver of a terminal piglet in partnership with the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington. “We just opened up a piglet and sprayed to show that it sticks enough to work,” Kofinas said. “Now you have to show that if you close the animal after a week, is it going to degrade? You have to show what’s happening in vivo to the animal.” Behrens estimated Food and Drug Administration approval would take 15 to 20 years. Although PLGA is accepted for other uses, the use of the polymer in this process would require further confirmation. “You have better chances


Fourth-year doctoral candidate than if this was a brand-new material that no one had ever used before,” Kofinas said. “But it’s a new application, so you have to actually prove to the FDA in surgery it will work.” The process is the first of its kind with surgical applications. It’s safe to put in the body, Kofinas said, and the carbon dioxide will not dilute the patient’s bloodstream. It could also work to heal a cut, Kofinas said. “But then you’d just have a Band-Aid,” he said.

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Campus advocates: Clementi bill necessary for univ community Bill’s reintroduction in Congress brings up old, new questions

“Every university needs to have antiharassment policies when it comes to a variety of things around a variety of issues, and that would include cyberbullying. So I think that if a campus isn’t doing that, they ought to, so By Sarah Dean perhaps the bill is needed.” @sarahdeanjourn The anti-harassment policy would Staff writer be freely available and a grant program In 2010, 18-year-old Rutgers Uni- would extend and improve programs versity student Tyler Clementi com- under the bill. The bill was reintroduced to the mitted suicide after his roommate seHouse of Representatives by Rep. cretly filmed him intimately involved Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and to the Senate with another male student. Today, Clementi’s name lives on in by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). It was Anti-Harassment Act, which was re- first created in 2010 and has been reinintroduced in Congress in late March. troduced several times, including last The bill would require colleges year, but it died in committee each time. Sophomore government and politics and universities that receive federal funding to adopt anti-harassment major Joshua Deese, Student Governpolicies defining and prohibiting ha- ment Association neighboring comrassment — including cyberbully- muter representative, supports the bill ing — based on race, color, national partly because of his personal connecorigin, sex, disability, sexual orienta- tion with the Clementi family. Deese worked with Clementi’s mother when tion, gender identity or religion. “I would think that this is some- he spoke at the Washington Nation thing that every college would want Cathedral for an “Honoring LGBT to do, whether there was a mandate Youth” program in October. “As an openly gay person myself and from Congress or not,” said LGBT Equity Center Director Luke Jensen. being from South Florida, I’ve faced

a lot of discrimination and bullying, especially down in the South, where it’s very conservative,” Deese said. “I’m very glad that, coming from discussion points that I’ve had with Ms. Clementi, that something of this stature is coming up in legislature.” Deese said he has not experienced discrimination as a student at this university, aside from some “drunk … verbal comments,” but nothing he feels is from “intention and malice.” Most of the discrimination he felt was in middle and high school, which he described as violent. “I was verbally assaulted. Many times, I was physically assaulted. I was pushed into lockers,” he said. “That’s what led me to get into politics and LGBT advocacy, to where I can … work on great pieces of legislature like this so we can ensure that everyone is treated equally and fairly under the eyes of the law.” Freshman dance major Ira Hill, who is gay, has had a similar experience on the campus. “People don’t define me by my sexuality, rather by who I am as a person, so I really haven’t had any conflict,” he said.


LGBT Equity Center director Jensen said he might not have an accurate picture of what is going on around the campus regarding harassment and bullying because there are many different offices that hold disciplinary power, including the Department of Resident Life and Student Affairs. Moreover, grievance policies determine how the university handles alleged harassment toward faculty and staff. “One of the problems here at the University of Maryland is that everything is so decentralized,” he said. “My sense is that people are doing a generally good job, but what we’re left is not really having a very clear overall picture as to what’s going on.” The bill has also faced criticism in the past for ambiguous language. In a 2011 Chronicle of Higher Education

column, Will Creeley, legal and public advocacy director for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, wrote that the bill’s vague definition of “harassment” could lead to freedom of speech violations. Jensen and Hill said the bill’s language will be the ultimate measure of if and how the legislation would affect this campus if it is passed. However, Deese said there can never be enough anti-discrimination policies in place. “You always want to make sure that everyone’s safeguarded in every aspect of the law and every aspect of policy,” he said. “With that, I feel that this would be a great supplement to what’s currently in place now at the university.”

members of the university’s mock trial team display the trophy they won at the American Mock Trial Association National Championship in Orlando, Fla. The team took 10th place after a weekend of debate, defenses and prosecutions. photo courtesy of lauren gerber

trial From PAGE 1 the graduate student government is asking the university to extend the sign-up deadline for free credit protection in a unanimously passed bill, as some students were not made aware of February’s data breach. file photo/the diamondback

BREACH From PAGE 1 extend the credit protection beyond five years. On Feb. 18, university officials were notified of an attack on university systems. An unknown hacker obtained access and copied a database containing the Social Security numbers, names, birth dates and university ID numbers of almost 300,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni dating back to 1992. Although university officials began notifying students, faculty, staff and alumni on Feb. 19, the notification process was not smooth, missing some alumni and graduate students, said Miriam Sharp, a geology graduate student. Sharp, who authored both bills, said she is concerned for graduate students in postdoctoral fellowships abroad who might have not yet heard about the breach. She said she knows a few. “It may have made national news, but it didn’t make international news,” Sharp said. Graduate students on the campus also told GSG officials that they have not received their letters containing sixdigit codes needed to register for an Experian account.

AGING From PAGE 1 members to be appointed by June and the task force to begin moving forward in July. In addition to pooling its own resources, the task force expects to bring in experts from organizations such as MetLife and AARP. “We have a growing number of senior citizens in this city, and they don’t really have much in terms of facilities or care,” said Fazlul Kabir, District 1 councilman. “The task of this task force is to find out their needs and then come up with ways to meet them however possible.”

Arifi Waked, a hearing and speech sciences graduate student , said the person living in her former home in Lebanon received her letter by mistake. “I’m glad [members of this university] are on the ball for some people, but we are a huge community,” Waked said. But the spread of information has been uneven. At Friday’s meeting, one graduate student said his wife was a student at the university in 2005, moved twice since and changed her last name yet still received her code by mail. University officials told The Diamondback in February that the letters were mailed assuming student and alumni databases were correct, though they recognized that some might not have provided officials with updated contact information. Sharp said the proposed extended sign-up date, Dec. 31, would give students who have not yet been made aware of the breach more time to get information about their options and weigh the risks and benefits of signing up for an identity protection service. Sharp’s second bill, which requested t he u n iversity extend the period of free coverage from five years to 16 years, faced more controversy. GSG officials opted to create a

task force to study the issue instead of voting on it. Sharp said five-year coverage would last graduate students through graduate school and a little afterward but would not be enough time for graduate students to have settled into financial situations in which they can afford identity protection once the university’s support runs out. Sharp pulled the number of 16 years from the length of time the sensitive information has been in the system, but GSG member Ryan Suess, a graduate student in electrical engineering, argued 16 years isn’t enough. “We shou ld go a l l or nothing,” Suess said. “We wouldn’t want them to take away service in 16 years.” GSG member Yehuda Katz, a computer science graduate student, will serve as the head of the new committee, which will comprise GSG assembly members. “What I want to know is a better idea of what the risk is, whether there really is a trend toward longer protection and what the financial implications are of any extension,” Katz said.

Because the task force’s actions are dependent on the needs it identifies, the comm ittee’s goa ls a re broad. However, a number of similar programs in the area offer a model for the fledgling group, such as nonprofit Hyattsville Aging in Place. “The City Council didn’t establish us; a group of residents did,” said Lisa Walker, the organization’s chairwoman. “We have older people living in the city who have lived here for a while and aren’t interested in options like moving to Florida, assisted living or a totally senior community — most of us want to stay in our own homes.”

Founded in early 2011, the Hyattsville program hosts social events, runs informational programs, and sends bi rthday a nd condolence cards. Its volunteers provide seniors with services ranging from grocery shopping to snow shoveling to rides to the doctor. “In our first year, we ran about 153 errands,” Walker said. “The bulk of the work is done by residents.” According to Walker, the city of Hyattsville’s only contribution to the organization has been hiring a senior services coordinator in 2012. This is a significant way the programs will differ, as College Park’s government es-

to American University and Georgetown University. Each collegiate mock trial team receives the same case, which changes every year. This year, judges required the team to defend or prose c ute a n i nd iv idu a l who might have played a role in the death of an amusement park attendee who died while chasing another criminal. “It’s equal parts law and theater,” said Spencer Reiss, a senior government and politics major who played an old man who was a witness for the case. To play his part, Reiss wore a beat-up jacket, whitened his hair with baby powder and spoke in a trembling voice to seem elderly. “Cases can last three hours, so you don’t want to get dry,” Reiss said. “No one wants to watch a team that’s boring.” Most members of the team assume roles for their characters to help give their trial more flair, Reiss said. Peter Gaynor, a senior government and politics and psychology major, spoke with a Southern accent for his attorney role. “You need to have just a little bit of swagger,” Gaynor said. “You got to find something that works for you.” Gaynor’s lively character and knowledge of the law helped him earn the thirdhighest score of any attorney at the competition, Graber

said, winning him the title of All-American Attorney at the competition. “Peter wa s rem a rkably solid and gave some of the best speeches a nd crossexaminations of any undergraduate there,” Graber said. If mock trial is a theater performa nce, then the show is composed of three acts. It begins with opening statements in which teamm ates out l i ne wh at t hey will discuss during the next three-hour round. Then, the prosecut ion a nd defen se each talk to witnesses and have a chance to cross-examine. It ends with closing statements, a segment that te a m m a te s s a i d w a s t h e most difficult. “You have to be pay i ng a t te n t i o n u n t i l t h e ve r y end to every detail,” said sophomore government and politics and history major Lau ren G erber, who gave closing statements for the defen se. “T hen you ta ke a l l t h at i n for m at ion a nd explain why the prosecution is wrong.” Each round closely simulates a real court case and is based on true-to-life laws and charges, Reiss said. Throughout the year, the team learns about the intricacies of laws related to the case. “Each person comes i n not just w ith thei r script memorized but also needs to know how what they’re saying applies to the law,” Gerber said.

The American Mock Trial Association supplies each team with the fake case in the fall. The team members then study the case, memorize their roles and prepare for every possible situation. To master the performance, this university’s team practiced twice a week and scrimmaged against other teams at this university and top schools nearby. As the National Championship tournament neared, they began practicing almost every day for as long as possible. All of the practice puts a lot of pressure on the performance, Gaynor said. But he said the pressure helped drive his performance. “What matters is what you do with that energy,” he said. “The nerves help — you know it’s real.” During the final practice before the tournament, one member forgot her part. After a pause, Graber reminded her of the importance of having energy during the trial. “ I ’d r a t h e r h a v e y o u roya l ly screw up tha n pause,” he said to her. “We think adrenaline is just for ath letes, but it’s a lso for mental athletes. … It’s not just a mistake, it’s a physical crash, just like the athlete that fumbles.” Afterward, she took a deep breath and nodded, Graber said. Then, they went back to practicing.


District 4 councilwoman tablished this city’s task force. “We’re looking at some possibilities of grant assistance from the state to establish a senior community,” Mitchell said. “We want support for the task force at the county and state level.”

College park’s neighborhoods are home to elderly citizens who would like to stay in their houses. The City Council established a task force to help that goal. file photo/the diamondback





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Don’t offer microfridges R a m e n , E a sy M a c, d ay- o l d pizza, those Saturday boxes from Shanghai Cafe: We’re all familiar (and deeply fond of) the microwavable culinary options College Park offers. They’re quick and easy, and having a microwave on hand in a dorm room to make those fares (more) edible would be a boon for many students without apartment accommodations. But despite individuals’ best interests, this prospect should not become reality. The Residence Hall Association and its Sustainability Committee are considering offering “microfridges” — hybrid microwaves and mini fridges — to residents for rental or purchase, potentially lifting the Department of Resident Life ban on the high-wattage devices. Resident Life cites fire safety concerns in its ban on the ovens: a reasonable concern. Kitchens and microwaves typically don’t mix well with linens and laundry, and the 160 square feet of a typical double on the campus would create just that mix. The larger concern, however, is the unambiguously unsustainable practice of allowing, and perhaps encouraging, students to get microwaves for dorm rooms.


There are more than 4,700 dorm rooms on the campus, according to Resident Life. The typical microwave uses between 700 and 1100 watts, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. OUR VIEW

It doesn’t make sense to enact a policy that would increase campus energy consumption by offering combination microwaves and refrigerators in dorm rooms. If even 50 percent of those rooms acquired microwaves and used them for an average of 15 minutes a day — reasonable, considering in 2009 research company NPD Group found Americans use microwaves to cook 23 percent of their main meals — the results would be fairly dramatic. That use would result in a campuswide increase in energy consumption of 150 to 236 megawatt hours per year. In 2013, the Office of Sustainablity lamented the university’s 1,211-megawatt hour increase over the previous year in electricity

consumption in its Sustainability Progress Report. The report listed electricity consumption as one of four categories “trending in the wrong direction” at the university, and it recommended campus departments “propose projects to reduce energy consumption and work with campus partners to implement.” Why then, would it make sense to enact a policy moving toward more energy consumption? Why reverse a precedent that’s helping the environment when the student body has shown little discernible need for the policy change? It does make sense for the RHA to explore this issue, especially with the consent of the University Sustainability Council in an effort to make a well-informed decision. Policies limiting student behavior should be examined with regularity and scrutiny. That said, the existing policy makes sense, and microwaves in dorm rooms would pose environmental and public safety issues. We know as well as anyone on the campus how satisfying and convenient a warmed-up box of Chinese food can be in the midst of a Sunday afternoon homework sprint, but let’s keep walking down the hallway to nuke it — for the greater good.


Friends, buddies and guys: Who are they? need something. You could have a tax guy, a plumber guy, a graduate school applications guy, a public-transportation in the Midwest guy — a guy for every need. You’ll say hi to a guy when you see him or her, but you’ll never go out of your way to do it — unless your sister is looking for a new car or your roommate needs a recommendation for a new doctor. Guys are the people who you stay in contact with for your mutual benefit — after all, you’re their guy for something too — but who you wouldn’t ever talk to otherwise. It’s important to keep track of your friends, buddies and guys and make sure you’re not your friend’s buddy or your guy’s friend. Otherwise, things can get very awkward. In a perfectly ordered world, every relationship type would be mutual; in reality, it’s never that easy. Only by keeping track of your friends, buddies and guys can you hope to catch a situation before it gets too awkward. Friends, buddies and guys constitute most of the relationships you’ll have as an adult, but there is one final category: family. Family is more than can be described in words; they’re the people you always have around, whom you come home to every night and always have in your mind. They’re the people you make all your most treasured memories with, who you make silly inside jokes with. They’re the people who would be the main characters in your sitcom. Family is so much more than any simple category could describe — and way more important than any friend, buddy or guy. Friends, buddies, guys and family — these are what you have to look forward to as you get older. The list of who falls in each category might change, but as long as you keep track of everyone, you’ll never have trouble managing all of the relationships you’ll make as an adult.


With the end of my college career in sight, I’ve started to take a hard look at my relationships and wonder what’s going to happen to them once I finish college. The more I think about it, the more I come back to a scene in the South Park episode “Canada on Strike.” The episode discusses three types of relationships: friends, buddies and guys. Together, these categories describe almost all adult relationships. The first, and most easily explained, relationship is the friend. A friend is someone to hang out with anytime. The question isn’t “Are you free Friday?,” it’s “What are we doing on Friday?” This can be a conversation between one friend, several friends or a larger group. Friends are the people you always keep around, through thick and thin. Next are the buddies. Buddies are the people who you don’t see all the time but don’t mind spending time with. They can be a significant other’s friends, people from work, a junior year apartment mate whose statuses you like every once in a while — anyone you’re friendly with but wouldn’t really consider a friend. Buddies are the people who you would call to say, “We haven’t hung out in forever, let’s do something,” but who you’d rarely, if ever, actually make plans with. However, they’re the people you’d buy a drink for if you saw them at the bar or sit next to on a crowded bus. And, of course, they’re the people whose names you sometimes forget — the people who you end up greeting with, “Hey, buddy!” Last but not least is the guy. A guy (gender-neutral here) is someone Ezra Fishman is a senior accounting who you would never spend time and finance major. He can be reached with nor really talk to — unless you at CORRECTION Due to an editing error, yesterday’s guest column, “The ‘marriagable mate’ dilemma,” incorrectly stated that 75 percent fewer men than women earned bachelor’s degrees in 2009. The correct statistic is that 25 percent fewer men than women earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009. GUEST COLUMN

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Keeping spring fever in check TIFFANY BURBA While spring officially started on March 20, the weather didn’t seem to get the message until much later. Now, students can enjoy flowers and sunshine nearly every day of the week. And while we all should celebrate the end of a long, dreary and absolutely frigid winter, we should exercise caution in this endeavor. One obvious sign that spring has hit the campus is the swarm of ladies sunbathing on McKeldin Mall, La Plata Beach and Fraternity Row. I encourage everyone to get their tan on, but it is important to do so safely. Prolonged sun exposure is linked to several forms of skin cancer. So it’s imperative to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays by using sunscreen, minimizing direct exposure to the sun and finding shaded areas to take refuge. Many college students are more inclined to worry about short-term results and consequences because we require immediate satisfaction. In case the threat of long-term illness isn’t persuasive enough to

make you take precautions, consider the short-term effects instead. Spending too long in the sun can leave you with awkward tan lines or a painful sunburn. Blistering burns are uncomfortable and unflattering, and the lobster look has never been in style. Plus, it’s going to be unsettling when you go from Casper to Snooki in less than 60 minutes of sun exposure. Another benefit of spring is that students can dress in lighter, shorter clothes for every occasion. Trudges up the Stamp Student Union hill are far more comfortable in shorts than cargo pants, and it’s easier to stay awake in class when you aren’t wrapped in your coziest winter sweater.It’s also much more pleasant to trek down to Route 1 (or farther) to partake in evening festivities and social gatherings when you aren’t layered in jackets or boots. With more folks going out, it’s important to remember to drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive for any reason: call NITE Ride to get home, call a cab to get from Washington or take one of the evening buses. The cost of a cab or other transportation is minimal when

considering the potential human costs of an alcohol-induced vehicle accident. Furthermore, drinking too much can seriously impair your judgment and coordination. While these effects might amount to simply an embarrassing moment, they can lead to serious injury if you have difficulty walking. While we should all toast to spring’s longawaited arrival, we should consume alcohol responsibly while doing so. Spring is a time to celebrate and enjoy life as a Terp. But a bad case of spring fever will not excuse you from class or get you out of a term paper, and it certainly won’t help you succeed on your finals. Finals and end-of-semester projects are approaching, which seems unfair when the weather is so beautiful. Yet while we should all prioritize schoolwork and safety, it’s also important to take a breath of fresh air and smell the cherry blossoms occasionally. At least until tonight, when the minimum temperature will be in the 30s. Tiffany Burba is a senior government and politics major. She can be reached at


ear university President Wallace Loh, On Thursday, you once again decided to use this university’s Listserv to lavish praise on the “Education Governor” (your term for him last year) Gov. Martin O’Malley and legislative leaders in Annapolis for balancing the state budget while “mitigat[ing] the pain, honor[ing] previous commitments, and protect[ing] our priorities.” You also touted the supposed benefits of the new $10.10 per hour minimum wage, which will go into effect by 2018. Let me address the change to the minimum wage first. You talk about how this new wage will “benefit over 5,000 employees at UMD” and will cost the university $12 million annually. Where is that $12 million going to come from, President Loh? Will the university cut services, eliminate jobs, raise student fees or a combination of all three? If the university raises student fees to make up for the added costs of a higher minimum wage, how can undergraduate employees benefit from this policy change if it costs them more to attend school? What about students and staff who already have jobs that pay about $10.10 per hour? Are there plans to give them a 40 percent raise commensurate to what people earning the minimum wage will get via government mandate? Studies specific to this state indicate that a higher minimum wage will cost, not create, 12,000 jobs statewide. That’s 12,000 fewer people working because the government, not the market, is setting wages. I don’t see how mandating a

40 percent increase in the cost of labor will help our state’s economy and job market. Now on to the budget itself. You praised O’Malley and the General Assembly for “honor[ing] previous commitments” and “protect[ing] our priorities” — but at what cost? The 2014-15 fiscal year’s state budget is almost $2 billion more expensive than last year’s and is dishonestly balanced by adding more debt, repurposing funds from other projects, raiding some of our state’s special trust funds and lowering promised supplemental pension payments to our teachers and other state employees to $200 million. The governor might have kept his promises to you, but he did so by breaking his promise to fix our state’s underfunded pension system, jeopardizing the retirements of teachers and state employees. The 2014-15 fiscal year’s capital budget, of which this university is a huge beneficiary, calls for the creation of more than $1 billion in new debt. This state services its debt in part by collecting property taxes, revenues that have remained flat over the past several years while the state’s debt has soared. Property tax rates likely will need to rise in order to keep up with debt payments. So, President Loh, while you may be happy that our leaders in Annapolis “protected [the] priorities” of this university, nothing about the upcoming budget screams fiscal prudence or social responsibility. Forgive me if I disagree with your glowing analysis. Jimmy Williams is a junior finance and journalism major and candidate for the state House of Delegates, District 13. He can be reached at

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From PAGE 8 they will look to strengthen the Sun’s frontcourt to make up for the loss of Charles, its leading rebounder. The Sun had a minus-3.7 rebounding margin last season. “We’re both big rebounders, high-energy players that like to come in and just play hard for our team,” Thomas said. “I think we’re just going to come in with that mindset and just bring everything that we got.” The three-time AllAmerican had a memorable finish to her college career by leading the Terps to their first Final Four appearance s i n ce 2 0 0 6 a n d rea c h e d several milestones. Thomas broke Juan Dixon’s career scoring record at this university and became the Terps’ all-time leading rebounder. Plus, she became the second player ever to win three ACC Player of the Year awards. This season, Thomas averaged 19 points and 10.9 rebounds and had four triple-doubles. A week ago, Thomas was two wins from a national championship with the Terps.

FILM From PAGE 8 this year and combined for seven of the team’s 17 turnovers, which tied the season high. “We realize how many freshmen we’re throwing out there in key roles,” coach John Tillman said. “They’ve done such a good job so far this year. And at times today, we just rushed it a little bit.” The Terps’ inability to maintain possession spoiled another exceptional performance from faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa, who won 15 of 21

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FORWARD ALYSSA THOMAS became the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in Terps history this season and led the team to its first Final Four since 2006. The three-time ACC Player of the Year will begin her WNBA career with the Connecticut Sun. alik mcintosh/the diamondback Though she just reached the end of an illustrious college career, she has to quickly transition to a WNBA career a few hundred miles from her hometown in Harrisburg, Pa. And she will look to bring the same dominance she had with the Terps to the profes-

faceoffs. Turnovers and poor shot selection forced the Terps into short possessions, allowing the Blue Jays to hold onto the ball despite their issues in the faceoff X. Pellegrino attributed the Terps’ high turnover total to intense on-ball pressure from the Blue Jays defense. From watching film, he said his team knew the Terps were going to attack them with quick ball movement from one side of the formation to the other to give shooters such as Chanenchuk room to dodge and shoot. To counteract that, the Blue

sional level. “I’ve competed every day for Maryland,” Thomas said. “I’ve never taken any days off or slacked off. I know this is the pros, and I just got to amp it up another level.” TERPS NOTE: Former Terps forward Tianna Hawkins,

Jays defenders tried to pressure the Terps’ midfielders after they passed the ball around the perimeter. That strategy forced the Terps into several untimely turnovers and gave the team’s playmakers less space to attack. “You’ve got to give them credit,” Tillman said. “They did a nice job of sliding and then rotating and sliding again.” Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said the key for his defense in Saturday’s contest was finishing possessions. He said the Terps are methodical with their offense and take time to grind out possessions.

who Seattle selected sixth overall in last year’s draft, was traded to Washington in a deal that sent former Terps center Crystal Langhorne, a starter on the 2006 national championship team, to the Storm.

But the Blue Jays forced the Terps out of their typical offensive pattern Saturday. “The decisions we made as when to support were very good today,” Pietramala said. “We didn’t support at bad times, and we didn’t leave guys out on an island.” Johns Hopkins was also c r i s p o n o f fe n s e , a n d i t joined North Carolina as the only teams to score more than 10 goals on goalkeeper Niko Amato. The Blue Jays defense was just as stingy and disrupted a high-powered Terps group that exploded for 19 goals against



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performance Sunday by limiting Virginia, which entered the contest averaging more than 14 goals per game, to 10 shots in the final period. Plus, the Terps played clean defense, and the Cavaliers didn’t attempt a freeposition shot in the second half. “Our shooters were a little off today, but I think Maryland’s goalie and their defense did a nice job of making us a little bit off,” Virginia coach Julie Myers said. “When Maryland needed a save, they seemed to come up with it.” The Terps hadn’t pulled away in their past three contests, but Clipp’s saves and the defense’s prowess down the stretch provided the offense the opportunity to build a comfortable lead. It wasn’t another 21-save performance from Clipp, but she stopped more than half the shots she faced and put the Terps in a position to win. “She had a lot of confidence today,” Cummings said. “I think we all just rallied around her.” TERPS NOTE: The Terps ascended to No. 1 in the Inside Lacrosse Brine Division I Women’s Media Poll yesterday after North Carolina, which had been No. 1 all season, lost to Syracuse over the weekend.

in two of the past three games before Sunday’s matchup, leading her to be replaced by Kift in crucial moments against Boston College and North Carolina. Despite her recent setbacks, Clipp got off to a solid start against the Cavaliers and played her best with the game deadlocked in the second half, the same situation she faltered in during her rough outings. “Some [saves] came at crucial moments in the game where a goal could have set us back and put us in a different spot,” coach Cathy Reese said. After allowing six of 11 shots on goal in the first half, Clipp had five stops and allowed two goals in the final period. Her presence in the net allowed the Terps offense to score five unanswered goals in the final 11:37 of play to seal the victory. “Defense sparks our offense,” Cummings said. “If we can get a really big save down there, the momentum shifts to us, and we are able to do our thing on the offensive end.” The Terps defense helped Clipp turn in her improved

LONG POLE Michael EHRHARdt and the Terps allowed more than 10 goals for the second time this season in an 11-6 loss to rival Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. christian jenkins/the diamondback Robert Morris on April 2. “I’ve just got to do a better job “I wish I could have done a to help them.” better job to put them in a position to win,” Tillman said.


Tawo in the second quarter. “They competed,” starting quarterback C.J Brown said of From PAGE 8 the trio. “They were able to go other, but at the same time, out there, make plays, move the we are all helping each other offense down the field.” out,” Reid said. “It’s D1 football, there’s always going to WIDEOUTS STEP UP be competition. You just got to work hard, and those guys W i d e re c e ive rs S te fo n work as hard as I do. It’s what Diggs and Deon Long were you got to learn in life: Just s i d e l i n e d d u r i n g Fr i d ay keep going and encouraging night’s scrimmage to coneach other.” tinue their rehab from broken Ross, who attributed his legs, giving a number of success Friday night to im- younger wide receivers the proved play from the of- chance to showcase their fensive line, said he plans to talents before the announced make a push for the starting 8,139 at Byrd Stadium. spot when the Terps return Redshirt freshman Taivon to the field in August for Jacobs, the younger brother of preseason camp. And while wide receiver Levern Jacobs, the pressure of competi- played several possessions tion will continue to weigh with the first-team offense on the running back’s mind, and led the Terps with five Ross said he has to maintain catches and 64 receiving the same aggressiveness in yards. In addition, Etta-Tawo, his rushing attack and avoid a sophomore, finished with thinking about errors. three catches for 51 yards and “You’ve just got to play,” a touchdown. Ross said. “You’ve just got “For the most part, we to know your responsibility, got the things done that know your assignment and go we wanted to get done this out and execute.” spring,” Edsall said. “When you get into these situations, what you’re looking for is BACKUP BATTLE guys that can make plays. Edsall has yet to declare who And the great thing about the his backup quarterback will be spring is we’ve got a chance this fall. Rowe, redshirt sopho- to evaluate.” more Perry Hills and redshirt freshman Shane Cockerille all LEADERSHIP COUNCIL split time leading the secondteam offense Friday night. Edsall announced the 11 Rowe appears to be the members of his leadership front-runner for the backup council for the upcoming spot, and he finished with season on his Twitter account 43 yards on 5-of-12 passing yesterday. while handling the majority The group will consist of the snaps for the second of C.J. Brown, center Sal team. Hills struggled for most Conaboy, Reid, tight end of the night and completed P.J. Gallo, Long, defensive four of 10 passes for 35 yards end Andre Monroe, outside and one interception, which linebacker Matt Robinson, safety A.J. Hendy returned outside linebacker Yannik for a touchdown. Cudjoe-Virgil, inside lineCockerille attempted just backer Cole Farrand, cornerthree passes but completed back Jeremiah Johnson and two of them, including a kicker Brad Craddock. 34-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Amba Etta-


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Liberty takes Thomas fourth before trade with Sun Terps’ all-time leading scorer to start WNBA career in Connecticut Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., before trading her to the Connecticut Sun. “Just really excited for the opportunity,” Thomas said last night. “Not With her No. 25 hanging in the many people get this opportunity.” Though Thomas held a Liberty Comcast Center rafters, Alyssa Thomas knows her legacy will remain jersey while posing for photos after a part of the Terrapins women’s bas- hearing her name called at the draft, she’ll be donning a Sun uniform when ketball team’s history. The star forward’s athleticism she begins her professional career. and her 6-foot-2 frame helped her Connecticut traded center Tina become one of the program’s best Charles — the 2012 MVP — and a 2015 players, and now, Thomas will con- third-round draft pick for Thomas, center Kelsey Bone and New York’s tinue her career in the WNBA. The New York Liberty selected first-round pick next year. “Taking a picture with the New Thomas with the fourth overall pick in the WNBA draft last night at Mohegan York jersey, that threw me off a little By Paul Pierre-Louis @PaulPierreLouis Staff writer

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bit,” Thomas said. “But I knew what was going on. I knew about the trade, so I’m just really excited to be a Connecticut Sun now.” Thomas joins a struggling Sun team that finished a league-worst 10-24 last season and held the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. The team picked former Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike with that selection before acquiring Thomas. Ogwumike, who helped Stanford to the Final Four, and Thomas led their respective teams in scoring and rebounding this season, and See THOMAS, Page 7


Spinelli leaves Terps for job with Eagles Asst coach accepts similar position on Boston College staff By Aaron Kasinitz @AaronKazreports Senior staff writer

has been a great member of my staff while at Wichita State, Texas A&M and Maryland. This is a great personal and professional opportunity for Scott and it’s a chance for his family to move back to the New England region.” Spinelli interviewed for several head coaching jobs during his tenure in College Park but was never offered that position at a Division I program. “I want to thank Mark for the great opportunity,” Spinelli said in the release. “I enjoyed working with him over the past eight years and I am proud of our accomplishments. I had a tremendous experience at Maryland and sincerely enjoyed working closely with the basketball staff, student-athletes and the athletics department.” The Terps will need to fill both Spinelli’s spot on staff and the director of basketball operations job, which opened up last season after assistant coach Dalonte Hill resigned and former manager Dustin Clark was promoted. The Terps coaching staff now consists of Clark, assistant coach Bino Ranson and Juan Dixon, special assistant to the head coach.

Terrapins men’s basketball assistant coach Scott Spinelli has accepted a similar position at Boston College, coach Mark Turgeon announced yesterday. Spinelli worked under Turgeon for the past eight seasons, dating back to Turgeon’s stint at Wichita State. A Massachusetts native who played at Boston University in the late 1980s, Spinelli has strong recruiting ties in New England. The assistant helped the Terps bring in a pair of forwards from Massachusetts: Jake Layman and Evan Smotrycz. “Scott and I have known each other for a long time and have worked together for the last eight years,” Turgeon said in a news release. “He is an outstanding coach and recruiter and


JOHNS HOPKINS DEFEnSeMAN JOHN Kelly helped hold the Terps to six goals in a wire-to-wire victory at Homewood Field on Saturday. christian jenkins/the diamondback

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Johns Hopkins credits pregame film review for stiff defense against Terps total of the season. Midfielder Mike Chanenchuk, who entered the contest with a team-high 25 goals, failed to find the back of the net for the first time all season, and the Terps never held a lead in front of a sellout BALTIMORE — Michael Pellegrino helped Johns Hopkins crowd — an announced 9,553 — at Homewood Field. “That just comes from coach [Dave Pietramala] stifle the Terrapins men’s lacrosse team’s offense in an 11-6 Blue Jays victory Saturday, but he didn’t credit all hammering it into our heads and us watching film, of his unit’s success to its play on game day. The Blue countless hours of film, on our own, extra with Jays’ film study before the contest, the long pole said, coach or together with a group of guys,” Pellegrino said. “We worked so hard this week, and I’m proud played a key role in the team’s performance. In the week leading up to the showdown with the of our guys for it.” The Terps’ talented freshmen — attackmen Matt then-No. 3 Terps, the then-No. 8 Blue Jays spent hours analyzing their opponent’s explosive offense, which Rambo, Connor Cannizzaro and Tim Rotanz and midhad posted double-digit goal totals in eight of its 10 fielder Colin Heacock — struggled to find an offensive rhythm too. The group failed to score for the first time games this season before facing its rivals. The result was a dominant defensive performance from Johns Hopkins and the Terps’ lowest scoring See FILM, Page 7 By Daniel Popper @danielrpopper Senior staff writer

GOALKEEPER ABBEY CLIPP was replaced in crucial situations during two of three games entering Sunday’s contest against Virginia but stopped more than half of the Cavaliers’ shots in a victory. file photo/the diamondback

Clipp bounces back to shut down Cavs Junior netminder makes 10 saves in victory By Ryan Baillargeon @RyanBaillargeon Staff writer Seconds after midfielder Taylor Cummings gave the Terrapins women’s lacrosse team a 2-1 lead Sunday, Virginia won the draw and its leading scorer, attacker Courtney Swan, had a clear path to the goal. But goalkeeper Abbey Clipp, who hadn’t posted a save percentage better than 50 percent in the past five games, made a stop on Swan’s close-range shot. The save preserved the Terps’ early lead and was one of 10 stops Clipp had in helping the No. 1 Terps earn a 13-8 victory against then-No. 18 Virginia. “Once Abbey gets momentum under

her, anything is possible for her, and I think she did a fantastic job today,” Cummings said. “She gave us some really big stops when we needed them.” Clipp entered the season in a battle for the starting job with freshman Emily Kift. After Clipp notched a career-high 21 saves at then-No. 7 Penn State — three saves shy of the single-game program record set by Denise Wescott also against Penn State in 1977 — the redshirt junior won the starting job over Kift. Clipp played all 60 minutes in seven of the next eight contests but has failed to return to the play she demonstrated Feb. 22 in University Park, Pa. Clipp struggled significantly See CLIPP, Page 7


Backfield battle remains open Edsall yet to decide on starting running back, backup quarterback By Daniel Popper @danielrpopper Senior staff writer Midway through the second quarter of the Terrapins football team’s RedWhite spring game Friday night at Byrd Stadium, reserve quarterback Caleb Rowe handed the ball off to running back Brandon Ross on a delayed draw play. Ross noticed the line of scrimmage was cluttered with offensive linemen and defensive players, so he waited before bursting through a hole. With nothing but open field in front of him,

the junior sprinted 75 yards for his first touchdown of the scrimmage. Ross, last season’s starter, scored again with just more than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and finished with 90 rushing yards on four carries. His strong performance came in the midst of a fierce position battle at running back. Coach Randy Edsall said Ross — who took all of his reps with the second-team offense Friday — is competing with several teammates for the starting spot in the fall: Albert Reid, who shares the starting spot on the spring depth chart, as of Feb. 28; Jacquille Veii, who split time with the

first-team offense; and Wes Brown, who didn’t have a single carry in the scrimmage. “It’s a battle every time we go to practice,” Ross said. “The running back is in that situation where, if you make one mistake, you can come out and you may not come back on the field.” Veii started the game with the first-team offense and finished with 75 yards on nine carries. Reid got the bulk of the work, rushing for 79 yards on 14 carries. “We get to compete against each See notebook, Page 7

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