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Lessig to lead N.H. Rebellion

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Sorority presidents sent an email to members of their respective houses on Sunday evening announcing changes made to this year’s winter recruitment cycle. These changes include replacing the choreographed song-and-dance presentations that traditionally follow recruitment parties with financial aid presentations and anonymous question-and-answer sessions, as well as relaxing dress code expectations. The statement, backed by the presidents of all eight Panhellenic Council sororities and their membership recruitment officers, followed a “call to action” sent to campus via email on Thursday, in which five of Panhell’s nine executives declared they would abstain from winter recruitment. Later that night, sorority presidents and Panhell executives voted to proceed with recruitment, which will begin on Tuesday. Potential new members are now encouraged to attend first- and second-round recruitment parties in outfits they would wear to class. On preference night, potential new members may choose to wear a dress — as many did in previSEE RECRUITMENT PAGE 5

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Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig does not look like someone who would advocate for an uprising. Thin and bespectacled, he carries no weapons. But this week, he calls for a New Hampshire Rebellion, a march through the state to protest corruption in the American government and XZWUW\M KIUXIQOV ÅVIVKM reform. The march, which several Dartmouth students indicated they would participate in after hearing Lessig speak at the Rockefeller Center Thursday, began on Saturday in Dixville Notch and will end on Jan. 24 in Nashua, a total of about 190 miles. Despite rain and ice, with

The Modern Language Association’s annual convention in Chicago last weekend drew over 7,000 people, including over 20 Dartmouth professors. The conference’s theme, “Vulnerable Times,” was selected by association president and former College French and comparative literature professor Marianne Hirsch. The conference allows language and literature scholars from around the

world to meet and present their academic work to each other, Hirsch said. Candidates vying for open faculty positions also attend interviews during the conference. Dartmouth’s German, French, English and Italian departments all interviewed candidates for positions that will open next year. Dartmouth’s English department sought to hire an American literature professor, receiving 570 applications from around SEE MLA PAGE 5

One screen shows five colored discs on three pegs, ready for the user to manipulate. Another presents faces and a word bank of possible emotions. Using 12 games that assess character traits based on neuroscience and data, Pymetrics is a recruiting and job placement website that founders Frida Polli ’94 and Julie Yoo hope will improve traditional hiring processes. The website produces social, emotional and cognitive profiles for each user, which partnering companies can access to find the best can-

didates for open positions. Polli, an award-winning neuroscientist, and Yoo, a data scientist, founded Pymetrics as an alternative to questionnaires typically used during recruitment, such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Users play games that ask them to complete tasks such as matching emotions with facial expressions or remembering increasingly long sequences of numbers. Pymetrics student ambassador Alexandra Schoenberger ’15, one of the seven ambassadors at Dartmouth, said companies can use Pymetrics to identify candidates who might not oth-

erwise get interviews. Polli’s research has shown that Pymetrics users are five to seven times more likely to get an interview, Schoenberger said. Student ambassador Adam Frank ’15 said Pymetrics is an effective job placement tool because it removes the self-bias inherent to other tests. Unlike the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which allows people to answer questions based on self-perception, Pymetrics bases its results on games. “You really can’t cheat the system,” Frank said. Yishen Xu Tu’15, one of SEE PYMETRICS PAGE 2




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Three New Hampshire health care organizations – the Catholic Medical Center of Manchester, St. Joseph Healthcare of Nashua and Health Resources of Exeter – have joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Pioneer Accountable Care Organization, bringing the total V]UJMZWN UMUJMZ[\WÅ^MIKKWZLQVO\WI,05+XZM[[ZMTMI[M,05+ created its Accountable Care Organization, now known as “allwell,” in 2011 through a partnership with Medicare. The collaboration aims to encourage the development of health care provider networks to provide affordable, high-quality patient care. The Affordable Care Act stipulates that each Accountable Care Organization must provide for at least 15,000 5MLQKIZMJMVMÅKQIZQM[W^MZ\PMKW]Z[MWN \PZMMaMIZ[IVL\PMOZW_\PWN  ITT_MTT_QTTM`XIVL\PMV]UJMZWN \PMXZWOZIU¼[5MLQKIZMJMVMÅKQIZQM[ to 46,700 patients. DHMC administrators said that new payment models like allwell are important to create more sustainable and coordinated health care systems. As part of this effort, DHMC is moving away from a volume-based model and toward a population health-based model, emphasizing preventative health care and minimizing hospital admis[QWVIVLZMILUQ[[QWVZI\M[1VQ\[ÅZ[\aMIZITT_MTT[PW_MLXW[Q\Q^MZM[]T\[ and DHMC met all of the program’s quality standards, according to the press release. A joint private and federal effort to add 865 miles of new ÅJMZWX\QK VM\_WZS KIJTM QV ITT WN  6M_ 0IUX[PQZM¼[  KW]V\QM[ PI[ been completed, the Associated Press reported. The University of New Hampshire led the project, known as Network New Hampshire Now. Stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funded $44.5 million of the $63 million project. Though the project was originally meant to connect over 700 community institutions, includQVOTQJZIZQM[PW[XQ\IT[IVL[KPWWT[Q\K]ZZMV\TaPI[KWVÅZUMLKWVVMK\Q^ ity for 320 organizations, according to the Associated Press. Leaders in government, business and education said the project will provide, attract and retain employers, improving education and creating jobs. Network New Hampshire Now will provide around 250 jobs for New Hampshire residents, and around 12,000 New Hampshire businesses are now within three miles of high-speed connection. A system of 20 mountaintop sites will connect public safety and transportation agencies.

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Polli ’94 changes personality testing FROM PYMETRICS PAGE 1

two Tuck students working with Pymetrics, said students can use the site for purposes other than job placement. They can use feedback from the games to better understand their strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, students unsure about their future interests can use Pymetrics to indicate potential career paths. Student ambassador Anna Pasternak ’14 said that, by identifying employees’ strengths and weaknesses, Pymetrics can also provide data for companies to use in internal restructuring. After creating accounts and playing the games themselves, the ambassadors each said that they have found the results helpful. “The fact that they can test little personality quirks and accurately display them, I thought was very interesting,” Schoenberger said. Schoenberger said she thought her results were “spot-on,” while Pasternak said receiving feedback about her unwillingness to take risks has made her rethink her natural reactions to situations. After her Pymetrics results revealed her project management skills, Xu said she has expanded her plans to accommodate her strengths and is no longer looking only at jobs in finance. Frank, Pasternak and Schoenberger said they would encourage students to use Pymetrics to inform

themselves in similar ways. While the games and profiles have been available online since the company was founded, Pymetrics relaunched their website three weeks ago. The company’s goal is

to get as many people as possible to use the site’s games before this winter’s corporate recruiting season in order to collect results and job-placement data for next year, Schoenberger said.




Lessig leads march across N.H. to fight political corruption FROM REBELLION PAGE 1

temperatures hovering just above NZMMbQVOW^MZKIUXIQOVĂ…VIVKM reform advocates set out with their hoods up. “We demand fair elections,â€? one hand-written sign read. In his lecture, Lessig said the emergence of what he calls the “money primaryâ€? — the period between elections when candidates must seek out campaign funds from wealthy individuals and corporations — has taken away ordinary KQ\QbMV[Âź[QOVQĂ…KIVKMQVMTMK\QWV[ In order for candidates to succeed, Lessig said, they must win this primary. “It is obvious we have lost [our] republic,â€? he said He estimated that relevant donors comprise just 0.05 percent of the American population, so a small majority of the electorate receives a disproportionate amount of attention and, presumably, favors from the government. “The people do have the ultiUI\MQVÆ]MVKMW^MZMTMK\MLWNĂ…KQIT[ because, after all, there is a voting election,â€? he said, “but they only PI^M\PI\QVÆ]MVKMIN\MZ\PMN]VLMZ[ have had their way with the candidates who wish to run.â€? New Hampshire is the ideal place

to begin a national debate about corruption, Lessig said, because of its centrality in the presidential elec\QWVKaKTM)[\PM[\I\M_Q\P\PMĂ…Z[\ primary, New Hampshire residents are treated to speeches, events and rallies leading up to Election Day. As the group marches on, Lessig wants to convince state residents to ask one question of every candidate: “How are you going to end the system of corruption in Washington?â€? Lessig plans to broadcast the answers and debates on social media, drawing attention to camXIQOVĂ…VIVKMZMNWZUQV\PMPWXM[ that it will become the central issue of the 2016 election. Part of Lessig’s emphasis on New Hampshire comes from the state’s historic role in anti-corruption debates. In 1999, Doris Haddock, an 88-year-old New Hampshire resident nicknamed Granny D, walked from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. with a sign on her chest reading “Granny D for Campaign Finance Reform.â€? Even after her death in 2010, she has remained something of a cult icon in the state. In the same year, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., began his presidential campaign in New Hampshire by telling Bedford locals that campaign money “corrupts our

political ideals.â€? Fifteen years later, Lessig hopes to revive this mini-movement. Lessig’s interest in ending government corruption stems from his work at Harvard, where he directs the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. More recently, however, Lessig was motivated to jump-start the New Hampshire Rebellion after the 2013 suicide of his close friend, Aaron Swartz. Swartz, a renowned Internet activist before his death, was a fellow at the Safra Center and had been close with Lessig since the early 2000s. Following federal prosecution over his mass downloading of Ă…TM[ NZWU \PM IKILMUQK LI\IJI[M JSTOR, Swartz committed suicide last January. Swartz had stressed to Lessig that much of the change they wanted to see in areas from intellectual property to climate change could not be achieved until they tackled the root problem of corruption in Washington, Lessig said at the lecture. Lessig was moved to tears while talking about Swartz’s death, calling the rebellion a “labor of loveâ€? on his behalf. The march began exactly one year after Swartz’s death, and will end on the anniversary of

Granny D’s birth. Following the lecture, volunteers distributed sign-up cards for the UIZKPÅVLQVO\PMU[MT^M[Y]QKSTa overwhelmed by potential participants. Audience members swarmed Lessig, wanting to learn more about the movement. Some students, including Wanda Czerwinski ’17 and Timothy Rizvanov ’17, told Lessig they were interested in joining him on a leg

of his journey. “I found myself primarily motivated by his fervent belief in his cause,� Czerwinski said. “Hearing him speak made me consider participating in the march because I admire his intellect and devotion.� Other Dartmouth students who went to the lecture did not decide to participate in the march, but said they admired the movement’s underlying principles.


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Going Greek? Go Coed.

Why Win?

One  should  not  be  blinded  by  the  quest  for  normalcy  when  rushing. Over the interim, my mother asked me, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?â€? She was referring to my post-college plans. 6W_ QV TQOP\ WN  Ă…^M 8IVPMTTMVQK +W]VKQT executives’ decision to boycott winter rush, I have been thinking about this question in I _PWTM VM_ KWV\M`\ ¸ ZMÆMK\QVO WV Ua experience with Greek life. When I came to college, I was afraid. After spending my childhood feeling like I LQLVÂź\Ă…\QVUa_WZ[\NMIZ_I[JMQVO_MQZL1 wanted to take college by storm. I was going to have the quintessential Dartmouth experience: hiking mountains, acing my classes and drinking ‘til dawn four nights a week. .WZ\PMĂ…Z[\\QUMQVUaTQNM1_I[OWQVO\WJM normal. After arriving on campus, it became clear to me that what I thought constituted being a “normalâ€? Dartmouth student did not come naturally to me. I need eight hours of sleep on a regular schedule, and I could JIZMTaSMMX]X_Q\PUaJQSMIVLPQSMĂ…Z[\ year trip, let alone climb mountains.  ;\QTT QV[MK]ZM WN  Ua IJQTQ\a \W Ă…\ QV I\ Dartmouth, I entered sophomore year determined to join a sorority. I had a few friends suggesting that I join their coed houses, but I was determined to go the standard route and join a single-sex organization. I wanted to go to tails, formals and sisterhood bonding events, things that I believed were staples of a real Dartmouth experience. The coeds were weird, I thought, and I was over that phase of my life. However, a fortuitous evening spent hanging out at Alpha Theta after the second day of women’s rush foiled my quest for “normalcy.â€? While I played board games _Q\P[WUMIKY]IQV\IVKM[JaIZWIZQVOĂ…ZM1 found myself feeling at home in a way that I had not felt during single-sex rush. I dropped out of women’s rush that night, and the rest is history. I’ve made incredible friends, gone on great adventures and have not once regretted stepping out of mainstream Dartmouth social life. Saying goodbye to what I believed to be the “perfectâ€? Dartmouth experience was scary, but

I have gained so much more from getting over my fear of being weird than I would have chasing the illusion of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;normalâ&#x20AC;? Dartmouth experience.  1ILUQZM\PM_WUMVWN \PM8IVPMTTMVQK +W]VKQT_PWPI^MLWVM_PI\UIVaW\PMZ[WV our campus are too afraid to do by standing up for their beliefs and putting their names to a much-needed critique of the standard Greek experience. Rather than perpetuating IĂ&#x2020;I_ML[a[\MU\PMaPI^MKPW[MV\W\ISM a stand. This is a chance for others in our community to do the same. I would like to take advantage of that chance. As the XZM[QLMV\WN \PM+WML]KI\QWVIT+W]VKQT1 believe in the importance of non-gendered social spaces on our campus. I have heard the same sentiment from many others as _MTT¸[WUM]VINĂ&#x2026;TQI\ML[WUMQV[QVOTM[M` Greek houses. I ask that if you believe that there should be more coeducational social spaces on campus, you honor that belief and join a coeducational fraternity.  <PMZMIZMUIVaJMVMĂ&#x2026;\[\WIKWML/ZMMS experience. Want to join a house with all of your friends, not just those that identify as the same gender as you? You can. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel comfortable conforming to a strict gender label? Not a problem. Worried about being able to afford membership fees? All of our PW][M[PI^MĂ&#x2026;VIVKQITIQLXWTQKQM[\PI\KIV reduce dues to nothing (or close to it). Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in exclusive social spaces? Half of our houses have open membership. It can be scary to make decisions that other people think are weird or abnormal. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t join a sorority just because you are INZIQLWN VW\Ă&#x2026;\\QVOQV,WVÂź\RWQVINZI\MZVQ\a just because you are afraid of being weird. Join an organization because you believe it adds something positive to your life and to campus. Become part of something because you believe in it. It may be one of the best decisions of your life. Bard is the president of the Coeducational Council.



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dĹ&#x161;Ä&#x17E;ŽůůÄ&#x17E;Ĺ?Ä&#x17E;Ĺ˝Ç&#x20AC;Ä&#x17E;Ć&#x152;Ä&#x17E;ĹľĆ&#x2030;Ĺ&#x161;Ä&#x201A;Ć?Ĺ?Ç&#x152;Ä&#x17E;Ć?Ć&#x161;Ĺ&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ĺ?ĹľĆ&#x2030;Ĺ˝Ć&#x152;Ć&#x161;Ä&#x201A;ĹśÄ?Ä&#x17E;ŽĨÄ&#x201A;Ć&#x161;Ĺ&#x161;ĹŻÄ&#x17E;Ć&#x;Ä?Ć?ĆľÄ?Ä?Ä&#x17E;Ć?Ć?Í&#x2DC;  ?PQTM\PM6I\QWVIT+WTTMOQI\M)\PTM\QK)[sociation restricts varsity athletesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in-season time commitments to 20 hours each week, Dartmouth students who participate in varsity athletics may paint a slightly different picture. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not strange to hear about our athletes running 70 miles a week, doing two-a-days, working out before class IVLXZIK\QKQVO\PM6+))UI`QU]UWN [Q`LIa[ a week (with conditioning on the seventh day encouraged). Add travel and locker room time, and the choice to play a sport is like a job, often requiring more than 35 hours. By comparison, I spent 12 hours each week in class last term. Dartmouth places too great an emphasis on athletic success to the detriment of our community. This lays an absurd burden on those who choose to participate in athletics. I can identify four reasons we care so much about athletic success, all of which, to me, seem nonsensical. The exception to this rule is basketball, which, unlike other sports, may warrant excessive attention. First, we believe that we need we to be competitive in the Ivy League, which, contrary to popular belief, is a Division I athletic conference, not an exclusive community of pedantic knowit-alls. Failure to perform in the Ivy League leads to all sorts of problems â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if we played Division III, would we even be an Ivy League school? A strong athletics program offers networking IVL JMVMĂ&#x2026;\[ \PI\ KIV OMVMZI\M I N]VLZIQ[QVO bonanza. Apparently moving a ball down a Ă&#x2026;MTLUWZM[]KKM[[N]TTa\PIV0IZ^IZLTMIL[\W â&#x20AC;&#x153;many sighs and many cheers,â&#x20AC;? not to mention many alumni donations. I bet that we pick up [QOVQĂ&#x2026;KIV\TaUWZMTW^MIVLI\\MV\QWV_PMV_M win and directly after Homecoming. Second, conventional wisdom states that to IKPQM^M\PMIJW^MĂ&#x2026;VIVKQITJMVMĂ&#x2026;\[W]Z\MIU[ must be successful in the short term. Any coach can tell you that building a team is nearly impossible when you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win. This cycle is allegedly QUXWZ\IV\\WJZMIS<PMIT\MZVI\Q^MQ[+WT]UJQIÂź[ present situation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an historic lack of athletic prowess has nearly destroyed that schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good reputation (oh wait, it received 11,000 more applications than us last year). Forget for a second any problems you have with the fairness of

athlete recruiting or the waste of resources it entails, because we have games to win. Some believe we have a tradition of excellence to uphold. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure the small community of students on varsity teams and their alumni care about this, but the rest of the student body MUXPI\QKITTaLWM[VW\1KPITTMVOMaW]\WĂ&#x2026;VL [\]LMV\[VW\INĂ&#x2026;TQI\ML_Q\PIXIZ\QK]TIZ[XWZ\_PW know any teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record. Our football victories mean as much to me as our parliamentary debate teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success. Most students like to go to games to cheer for our school and our friends. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun. Whether we win or lose is, in the long run, inconsequential. Finally, there is a case to be made for how success in athletics leads to greater national recognition. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure this is true to a certain extent, but in all honesty, only two collegiate sports command national attention: football and basketball. Unfortunately, since we are in neither the Football Bowl Series nor the Football +PIUXQWV[PQX;MZQM[XW[\[MI[WVOTWZaLWM[VÂź\ await Dartmouth on the gridiron. A case could be made for basketball, however. In 2013, each night of March Madness averaged 8 million viewers. Duke University, Dartmouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s academic peer, generates millions annually in sports-related revenue, much of which comes NZWU Q\[ JI[SM\JITT XZWOZIU +WZVMTT [I_ IV increase in applications after its March Madness run, and, in an extreme example of exposure, Butler University saw a 41 percent increase in IXXTQKI\QWV[QVIN\MZUISQVO\PM6+)) championship. If Dartmouth wants to be regarded in the world of sports, basketball is a logical choice from a moneymaking standpoint. Dartmouth claims to be an academic institution whose goal is to educate its student body. Yet we increasingly waste time and money by placing too high a priority on athletics for a small material JMVMĂ&#x2026;\+IUIZILMZQM\MIU_WZSMVKW]ZIOQVO M`KMTTMVKM IVL W\PMZ WN\M^WSML JMVMĂ&#x2026;\[ WN  sports are all very nice. I just think we need to tone it down and adopt an approach more like Division III schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; except for basketball. A Sweet Sixteen run would make everyone happy, QVKT]LQVOILUQ[[QWV[WNĂ&#x2026;KMZ[

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Track teams finish first at Dartmouth Relays B y THE DARTMOUTH STAFF Despite a few delays due to Hanover’s icy road conditions, the Dartmouth Relays were a resounding success for the Big Green — both the UMV¼[ IVL _WUMV¼[ \MIU[ ÅVQ[PML ÅZ[\ The three-day event, which includes one of the largest high school meets in the Northeast, concluded on Sunday with the majority of the collegiate-level events. The women took their fourth consecutive title on the strength of six individual titles, scoring 140.5 XWQV\[ \W ÅVQ[P _MTT IPMIL WN  \PM runners-up, Harvard University. Even without the presence of star harrier Abbey D’Agostino ’14, the Big Green distance runners had a successful meet. Meggie Donovan ’15 ÅVQ[PML\WXIUWVOKWTTMOMKWUXM\Qtors in the mile, with a time of 4:58.70 and Bridget End ’14 defeating all competitors in the 3000-meter with a time of 9:58.83, nearly 30 seconds ahead of the nearest collegiate runner.  ¹1\_I[XZM\\aIUIbQVOº-VL[IQL¹1 was hoping to have a shot to win it, but I wasn’t totally sure what the competition would be like. It was cool to do it on my home track with all my teammates watching — to know I contributed to \PM\MIU[KWZM_I[IUIbQVOº In the mile, Sarah Delozier ’15, Abby Markowitz ’16, Helen Schlachtenhaufen ’17 and Claire )Z\P]Z ¼ ÅVQ[PML [MKWVL \PQZL fourth and sixth, respectively, among college runners — taking 29 of the available 31 team points in the event



for the Big Green. The middle-distance runners also saw success as Megan Krumpoch ’14 took home the title in the 800-meter and Jennifer Meech ’16 won the 400-meter. Krumpoch completed

͞/ƚ͛ƐŶŽƚĞǀĞŶĂŶŽƉƟŽŶƚŽ lose at  home.” ͳD''/KEKsE͛ϭϱ her event in 2:12.30, just 10 seconds ahead of Arianna Vailas ’14 in third, and Meech’s 58.65 mark was under half a second ahead of the secondplace runner.  1V\PMÅMTLM^MV\[2IVIM,]VKPIKS ¼JM[\ML\PMÅMTLQV\PMTWVOR]UX with a leap of 5.53 meters while also ÅVQ[PQVO[Q`\PQV\PMUM\MZP]ZLTM[ Molly Shapiro ’16 won 10 points for

the Big Green in the triple jump with a distance of 11.36 meters. Donovan suggested that the team’s diverse wins were its biggest strength, with big showings in long-distance, middle-distance and jumping events. “The team as the years have gone by has developed a lot of depth and \PI\ Q[ I UIQV [W]ZKM WN  []KKM[[º Donovan said. “We’re all contributing and no one is leaning on anyone MT[Mº Just a historical step behind the women, the men’s team captured its third consecutive collegiate title, ÅVQ[PQVO_Q\PXWQV\[[M^MVIPMIL of the second-place Southern Connecticut State University. One of the most exciting events of the afternoon came in the high jump where Jeremy Birck ’15 won the event in a jump-off, clearing ! UM\MZ[IN\MZÅVQ[PQVO\QML_Q\P another competitor at 1.94 meters in

regulation. Will Geoghegan ’14 also had a thrilling victory in the mile over former national champion Sam Chelenga, running unattached. Geoghegan won by a hair, thanks to I[\ZWVOÅVITX][P The men also dominated the 3000-meter, with John Bleday ’14, Steve Mangan ’14, Brian Masterson ¼IVL5I\\0MZbQO¼ÅVQ[PQVOQV ÅZ[\ [MKWVL \PQZL IVL [Q`\P XTIKM respectively.  2W[P+aXPMZ[¼TML\PMÅMTLQV the pole vault with a jump of 4.75 meters. The team of Bleday, Mangan, Daniel Salas ’17 and Will Callan ’15 took the top spot in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:00.46. The team enjoyed competing _Q\PQV \PM NZQMVLTa KWVÅVM[ WN  Q\[ home track, and athletes commented WV\PMJMVMÅ\[\PMIKKWUXIVaZ]Vning at home. “We all have a lot of school spirit and all had a team dinner Friday VQOP\ IVL LQL I \MIU KPMMZ \WLIaº End said. “That just gets everyone X]UXML]Xº Donovan agreed, saying that the team takes pride in competing at home and sees it as a competitive advantage. “We talk a lot about protecting our house when we’re here at home and we go into home meets thinking that VWWVMQ[OWQVO\W_QVQVW]ZPW][Mº she said. “It’s not even an option to TW[MI\PWUMº The teams return to Leverone next week with a tri-meet, hosting Yale University and Columbia University on Saturday.

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crucial for the Big Green women (4-121, 3-7-1 ECAC), who vaulted to ninth in the ECAC standings, just two points behind the Bulldogs (6-10-1, 4-5-1 ECAC) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (8-11-12, 4-5-1 ECAC), now just on place from playoff position.  ¹1\_I[LMÅVQ\MTaIP]OM_MMSMVLº captain Lindsay Holdcroft ’14 said. “Obviously, two wins would have been OZMI\J]\\PZMMXWQV\[Q[[\QTTOWWLº Friday’s contest against the Bulldogs OI^M,IZ\UW]\PQ\[ÅZ[\1^a_QVWN \PM season. Forward and captain Ali Winkel ’14 scored the winning goal with just 48 seconds left on the board. The senior captain followed up an odd-man rush by Karlee Odland ’15 and Katy Ratty ’17, burying the puck into the empty net after shots by Odland and Ratty drew the Yale netminder out of position. The team was motivated by the four strong periods it had played in games against Providence College and No. 7 Boston University, which helped give the team momentum going back into conference play. In the last two Big Green victories, Winkel has scored the game winners.



“I can’t really explain how it felt to [KWZM\PMÅVITOWITº?QVSMT[IQL¹1\ just felt really great to be able to help Ua\MIU_QVº Defenseman Lauren Kelly ’14 WXMVML \PM [KWZQVO MIZTa QV \PM ÅZ[\ XMZQWL3MTTa¼[OWIT_I[PMZÅZ[\WN \PM season. Odland tore down the wing before hitting the brakes and circling

back. The move drew the Yale defense down, opening her cross-slot pass to Kelly. The senior defender ripped a wrist shot over the goalie’s shoulder. “Everyone contributing gets everyone excited because it’s not like we’re relying on one person and we see that SEE WOMEN’S HOCKEY PAGE SW7


Men’s hockey falls to rival UNH


In a battle of state rivals, men’s hockey fell to No. 20 University of New Hampshire 4-2 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, the 13th annual Battle for the RiverStone Cup. UNH (13-10-1, 5-5 Hockey East) accepted the RiverStone Cup trophy after senior Dalton Speelman, the game’s MVP, led UNH to a 4-2 victory, scoring the game-winning goal with 2:15 remaining. Dartmouth (3-12-2, 2-8-0 ECAC) NW]OP\NZWU[\IZ\\WÅVQ[P\aQVO\PM game at two with 3:20 remaining only to watch the game slip away after UNH scored two goals in the ÅVIT\PZMMUQV]\M[ UNH entered Saturday evening ranked 20th in the USCHO national poll after a three-game win streak. Dartmouth came in on the heels of defeating Boston University on Wednesday night, when Nick Lovejoy ¼[KWZMLPQ[ÅZ[\KIZMMZOWIT\WJZMIS a 2-2 tie. UNH avoided a repeat of the teams’ last meeting, when Dartmouth upset the then No. 2 team 4-1 in the 4MLaIZL+TI[[QK\PMÅZ[\OIUM played in Hanover after 11 matchups in Manchester. After 56 meetings, including Saturday’s game, UNH holds the all-time series advantage with a 34-19-2 record. Dartmouth stunned the crowd early as Brad Schierhorn ’16 got the Big Green on the board after just 1:07. The forward from Anchorage. redirected a shot between the circles from Grant Opperman ’17 into the net, scoring his second goal in two games. “We expected to come out playing hard and playing well,” Schierhorn said, adding that it was nice to get


The men’s and women’s squash teams lost two Ivy League matchups to the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University this weekend. On Saturday, the Big Green men’s team (1-4, 0-3 Ivy League) fell 5-4 to No. 13 Penn (4-1, 1-1 Ivy) while the women lost 0-9 at the hands of the No. 3 Quakers (4-1, 1-1 Ivy). In the second match against the Tigers, the men lost 2-7 to the No. 7 team and the women 0-9 to the No. 4 team in the nation. The Quaker men came in on their best start since 2006 and on a three-game winning streak, earning them the No. 13 ranking in the nation. As the Big Green men entered the weekend ranked No. 10, the match was destined to be close. Head coach Hansi Wiens said he


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an early lead. “It shows we’ve been doing much better offensively lately.” The early tally was an important advantage for the Big Green, forward Charlie Mosey ’15 said. While the game was technically at a neutral site, it felt like more of a home game for the Wildcats due to the shorter commute, he said.

From there, Dartmouth proved to be its own worst enemy. One minute later, UNH struck back as senior Kevin Goumas took the puck off the backboards and shot it past Charles Grant ’16 for his 27th point of the season. SEE MEN’S HOCKEY PAGE SW7

Squash teams drop League matches


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had expected the team to win, but was prepared for either outcome. “We tried everything to win, we knew it could end up a win or a loss,” he said. The match was a tough loss for the men because they managed to beat the top four Penn players, but \PMVNMTT\W\PMJW\\WUÅ^M6QKPWTI[ Harrington ’17, Chris Jung ’14, Kyle Martino ’16 and Fletcher Pease ’14 all picked up wins, but the bottom of the ladder was outplayed Ja \PM 9]ISMZ[ <PM JW\\WU Å^M could only win four games in their matches and were swept in two. The men’s team struggles with a lack of depth, made harder while co-captain Xander Greer ’16, usually Dartmouth’s top player, remains out with injury. “There were many games that ended up being decided by a couple points,” Wiens said.

The women had a tougher time against the Quakers. The Big Green mustered up just one set win over the course of the 11 matchups. Tori Dewey ’16 picked up the win in the number seven slot. “Penn and Princeton have historically had very strong squash programs, so we knew going into the weekend that we would face stiff competition,” co-captain Kate Nimmo ’14 said. The second match of the weekend, against the Tigers, offered the Big Green men a chance to bounce back with an Ivy win. However, Princeton came into the match at No. 7 with a stronger history behind them, despite a sub-.500 record on the season in both the Ancient Eight and overall. The Tiger men left Hanover with a 3-3 record overall SEE SQUASH PAGE SW6





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building community off the every week. On Sundays, all the groups come together and have a big activity day to talk about the goals that they have set for themselves.” Another popular service activity among athletes is working with \PM=XXMZ>ITTMa0I^MVIZMOQWVITVWVXZWÅ\\PI\[MZ^M[W^MZ homeless and impoverished people a year by providing various necessities like food, shelter, clothing and education. Both the men’s basketball and women’s squash teams have gone to the Haven this academic year. Last year, the men’s basketball team built gingerbread houses and played with children at the Haven, Melville said. Some of the children have begun attending the Big Green’s games since the event. The squash team prepared pasta and chicken stew for Haven residents over interim when players realized they had spare time. “It’s an activity we do together, outside the courts, that ultimately MVL[]XJZQVOQVO][KTW[MZºKWKIX\IQV3I\M6QUUW¼[IQL¹<PI\¼[ VW\W]ZUIQVZMI[WVNWZLWQVOQ\KTMIZTaJ]\Q\Q[IVILLMLJMVMÅ\º Across teams, athletes cited sports’ ability to bring together often ^I[\TaLQNNMZMV\KWUU]VQ\QM[4IKZW[[MXTIaMZ/]VVIZ;PI_¼WVPQ[ own initiative, coordinated a trip to rural Nicaragua over the winter interim this yearto build a house for a Nicaraguan family through a partnership with Lacrosse the Nations. The team spent four and a PITN LIa[J]QTLQVO\PMPW][MIVL\PMZM[\WN \PMLIa\ZQX\MIKPQVO local kids about the sport. Many children the team interacted with had never seen a lacrosse stick before, Shaw said, and the sport gave Dartmouth students a means through which they could communicate with people that did not speak the same language.  8IZ\QKQXI\QVOQVKWUU]VQ\a[MZ^QKMWNNMZ[I\PTM\M[IKPIVKM\WZMÆMK\ on their privilege, Melville said. “Sometimes you get so zoned in on the game you forget that the world is a lot bigger than yourself,” he said. “You get so caught up in being at Dartmouth that you lose sight of what’s going on outside of the bubble.”





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Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball struggles in second half versus Harvard

B y GAYNE Kalustian dĹ&#x161;Ä&#x17E;Ä&#x201A;Ć&#x152;Ć&#x161;žŽƾĆ&#x161;Ĺ&#x161;^Ć&#x161;Ä&#x201A;ÄŤ

This past weekend, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball traveled to Cambridge, Mass., to take on defending Ivy League champion Harvard University for its conference opener, losing 6145. Despite hanging close to the Crimson (14-2, 1-0 Ivy) through the Ă&#x2026;Z[\ PITN \PM *QO /ZMMV   Ivy) allowed Harvard to run away with the rest of the game, trailing JaXWQV\[I\\PMĂ&#x2026;VITJ]bbMZ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started the second half off strong,â&#x20AC;? captain Tyler Melville â&#x20AC;&#x2122;14 [IQLš*]\PWVM[\Ta_MLQLVÂź\Ă&#x2026;VQ[P the game the way we came out. 0IZ^IZL KIXQ\ITQbML WV \PI\ IN\MZ they gained momentum in the second half.â&#x20AC;? A minute into the second half, \PM *QO /ZMMV \QML \PM OIUM   \PMV TW[\ KWV\ZWT WN  \PM KW]Z\ immediately, putting up only two points to Harvardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16 over the next seven minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were just sort of stagnant,â&#x20AC;? NWZ_IZL 2WPV /WTLMV Âź [IQL â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing an away game, the crowd gets involved and gets in your head. We just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respond quickly enough and left too big of a hole to come back from.â&#x20AC;?  <PM*QO/ZMMVQ[VW_WVI\PZMM game losing streak, failing to put up over 60 points since its last win ,MK^MZ[][4M[TMa=VQ^MZ[Q\a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every season has high points and low points,â&#x20AC;? Alex Mitola â&#x20AC;&#x2122;16



said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to win any OIUM[[PWW\QVOIZW]VLXMZKMV\ We also had a ridiculous amount of turnovers which just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen if we want to win.â&#x20AC;? Points off turnovers ultimately drove Dartmouth to defeat, giving Harvard 24 additional points over the two halves.  <PM +ZQU[WV [Y]IL /WTLMV said, amps up the pressure on

defense and actively tries to force turnovers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They like to get out and deny passes on the lane,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we had two or three that we pretty much passed right to them. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a very aggressive team and we let that sink us.â&#x20AC;?  <PM*QO/ZMMVLMNMV[MPI[PIL a strong season, permitting an average of 62.5 points per game,

placing it third in the Ivy League behind Harvard and Columbia =VQ^MZ[Q\a  /IJI[ 5ITL]VI[ Âź _I[\PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\XTIaMZQV\PM4MIO]M to break 100 rebounds, 19 boards ahead of the second-place player NZWU*ZW_V=VQ^MZ[Q\a)[WN XZM[[ \QUM5ITL]VI[_I[ZIVSMLQV the NCAA in rebounds per game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offense, as I think Doc Rivers says, is a miss or make game,â&#x20AC;?

Melville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just not going to make shots, so you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t depend on your offense to win you games. We understand that if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make shots itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be harder to win games, but we want our defense to be a staple that we can always rely on.â&#x20AC;? The defenseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solidarity will come in handy as the team looks forward to playing St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University, the second national powerPW][M\PM*QO/ZMMV_QTTXTIa\PQ[ year. Earlier in the season, they fell \W\PM=VQ^MZ[Q\aWN 1TTQVWQ[ in Champaign, Ill. Dartmouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solid defense will mean little if the team cannot keep up with Johnniesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scoring capacity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have two weeks, so we have a lot of practice time,â&#x20AC;? Mitola said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to deny the ball, pressure the ball and work on things offensively. The more we play together and work together in practice, the better weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be.â&#x20AC;?  1V\_W_MMS[\PM*QO/ZMMV_QTT look to exact revenge on the Crimson. Harvardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team will venture up north on Jan. 26 to play Dartmouth on its home court, and the game _QTTJMJZWILKI[\WV6*+;XWZ\[ Network. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to make sure everyone is on the same page because everyone is trying to put points up as it is now,â&#x20AC;? Melville said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a question of effort. We just need to come together.â&#x20AC;?

Squash teams fall flat, look to rebound against Trinity College FROM SQUASH PAGE SW3

and 1-1 in the League. Princeton, who won the 2012 national championships, has a stronger team than Penn, Wiens said. In the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matches against the <QOMZ[\PM*QO/ZMMVPMTLQ\[W_V staying in a few of the matches and

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What  was  good  about   this  weekend  is  we  were   able  to  gauge  our  prog-­â&#x20AC;? ress  from  the  beginning  of   the  season.â&#x20AC;? Íł<dE/DDKÍ&#x203A;Ď­Ď° winning two of them. The wins that prevented a shutout came at the end of the match. Mark Funk â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15 and Fletcher Pease â&#x20AC;&#x2122;14 won the two on Sunday. Funk had lost the previous day to a Quaker freshman, but he saved face in this match. Co-captain Pease was the only player to win in both matches for Dartmouth. Other than Funk and Pease, the rest of the


The  menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  and  womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  squash  teams  both  were  swept  against  Penn  and  Princeton  in  Hanover  this  weekend.

team combined to win just four sets in the match. The premiere matchup of the day was between the two top players. Junior Samuel Kang from Princeton Ă&#x2026;VQ[PML TI[\ [MI[WV ZIVSML VQV\P

in the country and was matched against Harrington. Harrington VW\KPMLPQ[Ă&#x2026;Z[\_QVWN \PM[MI[WV in the Penn match. Kang came out with the kind of dominance Princeton expected in the top matches,

winning in four sets, including an [PMTTIKSQVOQV\PMĂ&#x2026;VIT[M\ Just after Harringtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough loss to Kang, Funk and Pease wrapped up their victories. Funk cruised in straight sets while Pease dropped

one game but won his other games. /WQVO W]\ WV I XW[Q\Q^M VW\M \PM *QO/ZMMV[MMU[PWXMN]T â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to make major technical changes because from now on, we have a match once a week, at least,â&#x20AC;? Wiens said, MUXPI[QbQVO\PI\I\PTM\M[VMMLML\W focus on recovery and taking care of themselves. The women ended the weekend with another 9-0 loss against the No. 4 Tigers (5-1, 1-1 Ivy). Every XTIaMZJ]\4aLQM5K3MVbQMÂź_I[ swept by the visiting team. The sophomore won her opening game J]\\PMVLZWXXMLPMZVM`\ three sets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What was good about this weekend is we were able to gauge our progress from the beginning of the season,â&#x20AC;? Nimmo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully we will get another chance against at least one of these teams in the championship tournament next month.â&#x20AC;?  *W\P \MIU[ TWWS \W ZMJW]VL ?MLVM[LIaI\<ZQVQ\a+WTTMOM*]\ the path does not get any easier for \PM*QO/ZMMV<PM*IV\IU[ÂźUMVÂź[ and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.


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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey travels to N.Y. to face Cornell and Colgate FROM WOMENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOCKEY PAGE SW2

everyone has the ability to score,â&#x20AC;? Winkel said. Two goals from the Bulldogs gave Yale a lead that looked like would last into intermission. However, forward Lindsey Allen â&#x20AC;&#x2122;16 put in the Big Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second goal off a feed from forward Catherine Berghuis â&#x20AC;&#x2122;16 with 22 seconds TMN\QV\PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\XMZQWL_Q\PI[PW\\PI\ rang off the post. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really confusing when you have a 50/50 chance for the puck, but it makes it way easier when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re communicating,â&#x20AC;? Berghuis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I trust my teammates so if they say they have a better shot then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pass it.â&#x20AC;? Halfway through the second period, defenseman Olivia Whitford â&#x20AC;&#x2122;16 ripped a slapshot from the point on the power play that sailed over the shoulder of the Brown goalie. The goal was a career Ă&#x2026;Z[\ NWZ ?PQ\NWZL IVL JZW]OP\ OI^M Dartmouth a 3-2 lead. However, the Bulldogs tied the game back up with just under two minutes left. Yale regained the lead halfway through the third, but Allen soon delivered the equalizer just over a minute and a half later. The game remained tied until Winkel delivered the decisive JTW_QV\PMĂ&#x2026;VITUQV]\M Winkel said that in addition to taking shots, the ability to bounce back in the game was also key to Dartmouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victory. Winkel said Dartmouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win W^MZ8ZW^QLMVKMIN\MZI\_WOWITLMĂ&#x2026;KQ\


The  women  look  to  keep  rolling  against  No.  3  Cornell  and  Colgate  on  the  road  this  weekend  as  ECAC  play  heats  up.

shaped the way the Big Green played this weekend. Holdcroft made 20 saves in the contest against Yale and earned her fourth victory of the season for Dartmouth. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tie against the Bears (112-4, 0-8-2 ECAC) was Dartmouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ă&#x2026;Z[\ WN  \PM [MI[WV <PM *QO /ZMMV LWUQVI\ML\PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\XMZQWLJ]\KW]TL

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey returns home for ECAC play FROM MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOCKEY PAGE SW3

Dartmouth then handed UNH two straight power plays, escaping \PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\]V[KI\PMLJ]\NIQTQVO\WXZMvent UNH from capitalizing on the second. About 10 seconds after Josh Hartley â&#x20AC;&#x2122;17 was sent to the penalty box for high-sticking, UNH scored \W\ISMQ\[Ă&#x2026;Z[\TMILWN \PMVQOP\ For the next 40 minutes, the game remained knotted as both teams traded shots and power plays, but neither gained an advantage.  /ZIV\ UILM I [\ZWVO [I^M Ă&#x2026;^M minutes into the third period when freshman Tyler Kelleher tried to score on a partial breakaway to keep the Big Green within striking distance. With less than five minutes remaining in the game, a sudden Ă&#x2020;]ZZaWN [KWZQVOOIT^IVQbML\PMTQ[\less crowd. Mosey took a rebound off Jack Barre â&#x20AC;&#x2122;16, and nudged the puck just beyond the reach of junior Wildcat goaltender Casey DeSmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glove. The equalizer, with 3:20 left, was Moseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth goal in the last Ă&#x2026;^MOIUM[ Just like earlier in the game, UNH

responded the next minute when Speelman scored with a shot that settled just inside the far post. With 2:15 left, Speelmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal would be the game-winner. The referees upheld the goal after a lengthy review. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the past few games weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won, we were able to play consistent IVLĂ&#x2026;VLI_Ia\W_QVÂş5W[Ma[IQL â&#x20AC;&#x153;This time, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. We battled back the whole game, but every time we scored, UNH scored right after we did. It was tough and we both had our chances, but UNH came out on top. We just have to close out the game in the third period.â&#x20AC;?  =60[MITML\PMOIUM_Q\PIĂ&#x2026;VIT goal with 34 seconds remaining when Goumas scored on a delayed penalty call, increasing his season points total to 28. Grant stopped 28 shots, including 13 in the second period, and his solid effort kept Dartmouth competitive ]V\QT\PMĂ&#x2026;VIT\_WUQV]\M[ Dartmouth returns to Hanover next weekend with ECAC matchups against Colgate University on Friday and Cornell University on Saturday. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. for both games.

not put the puck in the net. For the eighth time this season, ,IZ\UW]\P_I[\PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\WV\PMJWIZL thanks to a power-play goal by forward Kennedy Ottenbreit â&#x20AC;&#x2122;17 about seven minutes into the second period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This weekend, we really exploded for some goals,â&#x20AC;? Holdcroft said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were kind of in a funk on offense, but

_PMV_MOW\\PW[MĂ&#x2026;Z[\KW]XTMOWIT[Q\ [WZ\WN WXMVML\PMĂ&#x2020;WWLOI\M[NWZ][Âş The Bears tied the game two and a half minutes later, so the third started in a 1-1 tie.  *W\P WNNMV[M[ _MZM WV Ă&#x2026;ZM QV \PM third period. Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sarah Robson opened up the scoring for the period 39 seconds in with a goal. Three minutes

later, forward Mackenzie St. Onge â&#x20AC;&#x2122;17 tied up the score with her second career OWITĂ&#x2020;QKSQVOIZMJW]VLW^MZ\PMOWITQMÂź[ shoulder. Halfway through the period, Allen put the Big Green back in the lead 3-2. Forward Samantha Zeiss â&#x20AC;&#x2122;15 began the play with an outlet pass to Allen who put the puck in the net, pounding home her own rebound on a two-on-one with Laura Stacey â&#x20AC;&#x2122;16. Less than a minute later, Brown tied up the contest with Janice Yangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second goal of the night. Each team had a few more chances, but the goalies stood strong to preserve the tie. The Big Green returns to the ice next weekend in New York to face Cornell University and Colgate University. The game with the Big Red (13-1-3, 8-0-2 ECAC) will kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday and the tilt with the Raiders (5-14-2, 2-8-0 ECAC) begins Saturday at 4 p.m. The Big Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last matches against Cornell and Colgate were close, Holdcroft said, adding the game against the Big Red earlier this season was one of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best of the year. Colgate falls close to Dartmouth in the standings, currently two places behind, and plays gritty, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of those years where every game is tough,â&#x20AC;? Holdcroft said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether you play the 12th team or \PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\\MIUM^MZaOIUMQ[OWQVO\W be close.â&#x20AC;?

Rev.  Dr.  Martin  Luther  King,  Jr. Multi-­Faith  Celebration Sunday,  January  19,  2014 3  PM  at  Rollins  Chapel

Featuring:  Father  Greg  Boyle of  Homeboy  Industries â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Buoyancy  of  Hopeâ&#x20AC;?

Also  Featuring:  The  Rockapellas, Dierre  Upshaw  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;09  &  Evelynn  Ellis, And  other  special  performances from  the  Dartmouth  community



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This week, I sat down with Patrick Caldwell ’17, who just returned from the U.S. National Championships, where he won the Junior National Championship for cross-country skiing. We chatted about the competition, his upcoming trip to Italy and goals for the season. Can you tell me a little bit about the competition you just participated in? PC: We were at Soldier Hollow Ski Resort, in Midway, Utah, for the U.S. nationals. It started Jan. 4 and went until Jan. 10. It’s basically a gathering of all professional and collegiate teams from around the country, competing in different events for a week. Can you tell me about the race that you ended up winning? PC: The last race I participated in was just juniors, under-20 only. It was a mass start, freestyle 10-kilometer race. I was really excited to get the result that I achieved. Aside from the result, what was the best part of competing in Soldier Hollow? PC: This is essentially the biggest week of skiing in the U.S. this year, so all of the top-level guys were there. This is the week when people qualify for the Olympics and the under-23 team. It was really great to compete against that top level of competition, and to just spend time around people like that. So what’s the next step? PC: I’m leaving Jan. 25 for Val di Fiemme, Italy, to compete in the World Junior Championships and represent the U.S. What are you looking forward to the most about that trip? PC: I’m really excited to see some people that I’ve met racing internationally over the past few years. I’m also looking forward to competing against some great skiers and having the opportunity to try for a world title. Plus, I’m pretty excited to spend some time in Italy. You clearly balance a lot by skiing at this level and attending Dartmouth. Midway through your freshman year, how are aW]ÅVLQVO\PMM`XMZQMVKM' PC: It’s really great. We have an awesome team with great coaches. The D-Plan works well for skiing. We get to spend a lot of time on the snow here, and the training trips we’ve taken are great. After Thanksgiving we went

to Silver Star, British Columbia, and had a two-week camp on snow there. That was awesome.

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How have you managed to balance your workload and skiing? PC: You just have to make it work and stay organized. Stay on top of things. Especially in season, it’s so important to get your work done during the time you have available. My professors have been very understanding. In the end, it’s really all a question of staying organized.

Last week, the Legends issued a New Year’s proclamation (way more intense than any old resolution) that 2014 would be a year of victory for the Legends. We would put fall term’s near-losses behind us and think only about our future as the premier intramural champions on this campus — or at least the only ones who take the time to write about it each week. Well, that must have freaked out the varsity athletes reading this column (Austin’s sister, a soccer player at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., may be our only one, but who’s counting?) because we ended up receiving zero challenge requests for the week. We couldn’t let your down, so we went out in search for a challenge ourselves. I drove up to Stowe, Vt., this weekend for the University of Vermont’s Ski Carnival. About 17 seconds after I walked into the lodge, the race director announced that the race had been cancelled due to bad conditions. Call it what you may, but I think the Catamounts were scared to see what I could do on my snowboard against the socalled “nation’s top skiers.” It was a huge bummer because there were a good number of Ivy League schools represented there, and I was looking forward to heckling the “Hahvahd” athletes (who are so tough, they knit themselves scarves during breaks). With the race cancelled, I instead

Just to put things in perspective, what is your current training schedule? PC: We have practice every afternoon, ranging between two and three hours of skiing. Then we have morning lifts in the Floren Varsity House three times a week. So we spend almost 20 hours a week training. When we have races on the weekends, we leave Thursday afternoon. Aside from your personal trip to Italy for the World Championship, what does the rest of the season look like for the team? PC:?MPI^MW]ZÅZ[\KIZVQ^ITWN \PM season at Colby College this coming weekend [since the Nordic events were canceled at the UVM Carnival this past weekend]. Then we compete against teams from the University of New Hampshire, Williams College, Middlebury College and Harvard University. In March, we have the Eastern Championships and if we qualify there, we send three people to the NCAA Championships. I’m really excited for the season. We have a really good group of people all the way through, great coaches and great teammates.


ate and drank my way around the greater Stowe area (the Ben and Jerry’s factory, a Cabot store, the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and a Heady Topper brewery should not JMITTW_ML\WM`Q[\_Q\PQVIÅ^MUQTM radius) and had to think of an alternate way to challenge the ski team, a challenge that will transpire once there is powder instead of an ice rink in every parking lot and sidewalk. Looking at you, Facilities, Operations and Management. Austin bit it on Monday and almost had to tap out for the week.  0I^QVO \PM KWUXM\Q\QWV [\QÆML by the “weather” and scaredy CAT-amounts, Austin and I decided instead to get ourselves ready for a different winter sport that we are playing soon. “They’re playing bas-ket-ball” and Lil’ Bow Wow references aside, we both know a bit about the game. Austin hails from Kentucky, where basketball is second only to horse racing. The last two winners of the NCAA National Championship are from Kentucky, including what he dubs the “only team that actually matters in college basketball, or sports in general — the University of Louisville Cardinals.” I have played for seven or so intramural squads while at Dartmouth and have won a few championships in my day. Out of courtesy to my opponents, past and future, I won’t specify how many, but it’s a lot. I know my way around the court. So this week we decided to try

something that hadn’t been done before: Legend versus Legend. What would happen when these two great athletes faced one another? What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? We decided to take to the courts and test it out. We decided to play to three (as we didn’t want “endurance” or “conditioning” to play a role) and then decided on a game of P-I-G to judge our shot-making ability. For those of you who don’t know, I have a six-inches in height on Austin, who doesn’t “worry about those kinds of details.” Those details, apparently, do matter — despite a lot of mild defensive play, I put up two layups within a minute. Two-zip good guy. He bounced back, though, ÅVITTa OM\\QVO \PM JITT _Q\P [WUM questionable defensive hustle. His shoot-pretty-much-any-chance-youget strategy actually panned out and he put the ball in the hoop. I halted his momentum with a crippling three-ball. The real Legend won 3-1. P-I-G honestly went pretty much like you would expect. Apparently just because you like basketball doesn’t mean you can actually play. Yeah, Austin, that’s getting printed, and there’s nothing you can do about it. We won’t call it a draw. I won, hands down. So in the Legend-on-Legend battle royale, I am up one — under Austin’s protest, of course. But we want to get back out there and put the dream team back together. Winter athletes, our inboxes are open. See you next week.


How did you get into Nordic skiing and what have some of aW]ZJQOOM[\QVÆ]MVKM[JMMV' PC:5aJQOOM[\QVÆ]MVKMPI[\WPI^M been my family. I grew up skiing with my entire family. They kept me on a good track, and have really inspired me to work hard and focus on succeeding both in skiing and in life. In terms of skiing, what is your ultimate goal? PC: I would have to say my ultimate goal — along with a lot of other people, I’m sure — is to someday be on the U.S. Ski Team racing World Cup events. Obviously growing up you always dream of representing your country, and it would be so awesome if I could do that on a regular basis. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.


Men’s and  women’s  squash  had  a  tough  weekend  at  the  Berry  Sports  Center,  losing  to  Penn  and  Princeton.




Sorority presidents, rush chairs announce recruitment changes FROM RECRUITMENT PAGE 1

ous recruitment cycles — but the statement emphasized that this is not required. All first-round parties will be followed by presentations on the financial costs of Greek life, including explanations about dues and scholarship opportunities. All second-round parties will end with question-and-answer sessions led by members of each sorority in response to anonymous questions submitted online by returning potential new members. “Though we recognize that these are all short-term fixes,” the statement read, “we hope that the collective desire for change will continue to propel us towards creating a healthy system that is open to and beneficial for every woman at Dartmouth College.”

Several female members of the Class of 2016, who spoke anonymously due to their intent to participate in recruitment, said they welcomed these changes and were glad to hear that sorority presidents were thinking about the issues brought up in Thursday’s “call to action” email. Other students interviewed said that although the suggestions showed promise, they did not feel that changes made by individual sororities could create meaningful change. The sorority presidents’ statement acknowledged that changes to this term’s recruitment process are short-term remedies and should be followed by more extensive reforms. “Recognizing that we operate in an imperfect system, we are dedicated to committing our full efforts to making long-term changes to

Profs. head to Chicago for MLA conference FROM MLA PAGE 1

the world for one position, English professor Donald Pease said. At the convention, the hiring committee spent around 25 hours interviewing 15 people, three of whom will return to Dartmouth for a final round of interviews. About a quarter of the conference’s 800 sessions were tied to the “Vulnerable Times” theme, which addresses the precarious nature of life, the planet and the humanities currently and throughout history. The theme is also meant to promote social change, Hirsch said in an association statement. “I thought this would pull together various strands of both scholarly and professional work that our members are concerned about,” Hirsch said. “With the growth of English as a global language, how can we support the study of all languages?” The theme includes the vulnerable position of the humanities at a time of reduced funding and opportunities, Hirsch said. There have been fewer tenure-track jobs available, and positions are not being replaced when professors retire. Hirsch said in the statement that her interest in the topic arises from her work on feminism and people whose lives have been overlooked in the historical record. Hirsch chaired Dartmouth’s women’s studies program from 1985 to 1987 and has returned to the College various times to lecture on related topics. The theme also encompasses the fragility of various populations on

the planet, earth itself, language, life and other species, Hirsch said. “I did not want to dwell on vulnerability,” she said. “I wanted to acknowledge the vulnerabilities and think about them in new ways together in order to develop solutions for the future.” In her presidential address Friday night, Hirsch spoke about the images and stories used to describe violent incidents, and the difficulties facing the humanities. She also presided over a forum on how vulnerability can motivate social change and activism, specifically in areas such as poverty, climate change, governance and reparations. Pease said he found Hirsch to be a strong and effective leader. “She is a first rate professor, terrific teacher, more than capable leader of MLA and first rate president,” Pease said. “It is difficult to chair an association with so many members, and she does it quite well.” Hirsch joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1978 and taught in the French, Italian and comparative literature departments for 26 years. She is now a Columbia University comparative literature and English professor and was appointed the association’s president for the 20132014 academic year. The MLA was founded in 1883 to provide a forum for its members to share scholarly findings with colleagues in order to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature. The organization has since grown to 30,000 members in 100 countries.

the recruitment process, including Sigma Delta sorority, said she accessibility, and to the culture of thought the changes could be valuthe sorority experience as a whole able if executed properly. at Dartmouth,” the statement read. “I don’t think people talk about Panhell president Eliana Piper classism enough at Dartmouth, but ’14 and vice that’s a really presidents Mi- “[W]e recognize  that  these   significant part chelle Khare of why people ’14 and Jen- ĂƌĞĂůůƐŚŽƌƚͲƚĞƌŵĮdžĞƐ͘͟ think the Greek nifer Gargano system is so ’14 expressed exclusive,” Ye ͳ^KZKZ/dzWZ^/Ed^͛ their approval said. “When I of the changes ^hEz^ddDEd went through implemented rush, people reto the sorority ally glossed over recruitment process. how much dues actually cost.” Piper said that this term’s reSeveral affiliated women said formed recruitment process is a that they were glad that the songsmall but “extremely important step and-dance routines would no lonin the right direction,” and that she ger be included in the recruitment looks forward to collaborating with process. sorority presidents in the future. “I can name very few people “Since it is easy to become who genuinely enjoy putting on a complacent after implementing stupid choreography and dance for small changes, we urge affiliated [potential new members],” Ye said. women to keep Panhellenic Council “I think it’s selling a really stupid and their presidents accountable to part of the house. And everyone productive action,” Piper said in an does it because it’s custom, but I emailed statement. don’t think it adds any value to the Crystal Ye ’14, a member of rush process.”

Er Li Peng ’16, who plans to participate in recruitment for the first time this winter, said she felt the songs could have brought levity to an otherwise stressful situation, comparing the tradition to the flair-filled songs performed as part of Dartmouth Outing Club’s FirstYear Trips. Peng added that, instead of discussing financial aid during parties, women should be given more information prior to deciding whether to participate in recruitment. Alpha Pi Omega sorority president Christina Goodson ’14 said she thinks the changes outlined in the statement would make recruitment more inclusive and less stressful for women. Alpha Pi Omega is not a member of Panhell and does not participate in its winter recruitment process. The presidents of Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Epsilon Kappa Theta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Delt sororities did not respond to requests for comment.

Research Fellowship  for  Sophomores

Do you  love  research?  Do  you  think  it  could  be  awesome  to  earn   a  PhD  and  become  a  professor?  Are  you  committed  to  helping   to  rectify  the  underrepresentation  of  minority  groups  on  college   campuses?  If  so,  the  Mellon  Mays  Undergraduate  Fellowship   (MMUF)  may  be  for  you.   MMUF,  funded  by  the  Andrew  W.  Mellon  Foundation,  seeks  to  reduce,  over  time,  the   serious  underrepresentation  on  faculties  of  individuals  from  minority  groups,  as  well  as   to  address  the  consequences  of  these  racial  disparities  for  the  educational  system  itself   and  for  the  larger  society  that  it  serves.  These  goals  can  be  achieved  both  by  increasing   the  number  of  students  from  underrepresented  minority  groups  who  pursue  PhDs  and  by   supporting  the  pursuit  of  PhDs  by  students  who  may  not  come  from  underrepresented   minority  groups  but  have  demonstrated  a  commitment  to  the  goals  of  MMUF.

MMUF matches  students  with  faculty  mentors  and  provides  programming  (including   UHVHDUFKJUDQWV WKDWGHP\VWL¿HVDFDGHPLFFDUHHUV008)LVGHVLJQHGWRHQFRXUDJH fellows  to  enter  PhD  programs;;  it  is  not  intended  to  support  students  who  plan  to  go  to   medical  school,  law  school,  or  other  professional  schools.

Deadline: February  15 Website: Blackboard:    search  “MMUF”  on  Tools  /  Organization  Directory Questions:  Prof.  Michelle  Warren,




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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Business attire 5 Somewhat 9 Punches hard 14 Tolstoy’s “__ Karenina” 15 Jazz singer Horne 16 Packing rope 17 Hot spot connection 18 What gears do 19 Addition to a school, say 20 Noncash executive compensation 23 Siamese or Abyssinian 24 Solo in “Star Wars” 25 Seminary deg. 26 Dog tags, for instance 27 Close boxing match outcome 33 Part of a foot 34 Norway’s capital 35 Low soccer score 38 Aquatic plant 40 Work wk. end for many 42 “__ Lama Ding Dong”: doo-wop hit 43 Enter 46 Hurricane rescue op 49 Omnivorous Looney Tunes devil, familiarly 50 Folgers competitor 53 Greek letter between phi and psi 55 Airline approx. 56 Tee or blouse 57 Sandwich meat 58 Randomly determined NBA draft choice 64 “Me, too” 66 Use a piggy bank 67 Overflow with, as charm 68 Prelude, for short 69 Hawaiian strings 70 Thief’s haul 71 Explosive experiment 72 Felt tips and ballpoints 73 Dumbo’s wings

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Playwright Mulley ’05 Jonze’s ‘Her’ is love at first gigabyte to debut new play locally B y varun bhuchar dŚĞĂƌƚŵŽƵƚŚ^ƚĂī

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A play  by  Kate  Mulley  ’05  will  be  read  at  the  Northern  Stage  this  weekend.

B y Rebecca asoulin Kate Mulley ’05 is a playwright and co-founder of Vox Theater, a group of Dartmouth alumni involved in theater. Mulley’s original play “The Reluctant Lesbian” will be staged Saturday afternoon as part of the Northern Stage’s “New Works Now” professional play reading festival in White River Junction. When did you first become involved in theater? KM: I took my first playwriting class as a senior in high school. I had been an actor before that, but I realized if I wasn’t good in high school, I probably wasn’t going to make it. I took my first theater class at Dartmouth freshman year, Theater 18: Modern Drama, which was taught by visiting theater professor Annabelle Winograd. I remember coming home from class one day and thinking, “I can study this? This is a legitimate thing to study? This is amazing.” How were you involved in theater at Dartmouth? And have you been back since? KM: I did a WiRED production my senior year, and I did a reading of a play that I wrote as an independent study my senior year. Since I’ve graduated, I’ve had two plays performed in the Bentley Theater. “The Reluctant Lesbian” was read at a workshop two years ago, and last summer, “Strange Bare Facts,” was featured in Vox Fest. Can you describe how you write? KM: I don’t have a specific process, I tend to tailor it to the work. Usually I’ll have either a character that I’m really interested in, or a specific concept or situation. Once I start, I write quickly. I tend to be more of a dialogue-heavy writer. I also like workshopping early, so I can see the characters on their feet. What inspired your new play?

KM: I came up with the title first, and then I had to go back from that. I had just moved back to the U.S. from London, and I was reading a lot about American women living in London, particularly in the 1960s. I started writing a play in that time period. Why do you think this play may be relevant to Dartmouth students? KM: When I graduated from Dartmouth, I had a very good idea of who I was, but I didn’t really know what to do about that. That’s something I think this character, Sophia, goes through in the play. Can you talk about an inspirational experience at Dartmouth? KM: For our final project in Winograd’s class, we had to pitch a play. We had just read “Ubu Roi” by Alfred Jarry. I remember talking to [Winograd], and I said that my high school would never be able to produce that play. That got me thinking a lot about the value of theater as an educational experience, which made me want to study theater as a major. I also think doing the WiRED play was really gratifying because it was the first time I got to see my own work on stage, to see actors in it and to see an audience enjoy it. Finally, my senior year, playwright Wendy Wasserstein was a resident, and she came to a reading of my independent study play. She told me that I was good enough to be a playwright, which was something I needed to hear at that time. Why do you write? KM: I’m naturally interested in other people and want to share that with the audience. Live theater is also incredibly important to me. I think that it’s unique, because you are experiencing someone else’s view of the world, someone else’s humanity. This interview has been edited and condensed.

One of my favorite fun facts is that Spike Jonze, director of movies that your friend tells you will “totally blow your mind, man,” is co-creator of the television show “Jackass.” (Yes, that “Jackass.”) Yet beneath the ball-smashing, sadistic humor, there is a veneer of genius to “Jackass.” It is the post modern answer to vaudevillian slapstick humor, as only the 21st century could do it — as loud and outrageous as possible. Jonze has already demonstrated his genius by subtly subverting and reworking classic television and film tropes, but he achieves legendary status with “Her” (2013), his latest effort. To put it bluntly, “Her” is the best movie I have seen in a long, long time. If you watch the film’s trailer, “Her” appears to be about a man who falls in love with his computer. This, however, is just the groundwork. “Her” is a treatise on love, trauma, technology and what it means to be human. Told through the eyes of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man in the midst of a divorce with his beloved wife, Catherine (Rooney Mara), the film introduces the audience to “romance” at every turn. Theodore’s job is to write personal letters for other people — he is a poet disguised as an emotional mercenary. Feeling isolated in his personal life, he becomes increas-

ingly drawn into a relationship with his intelligent operating system, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). They fall in love, but in the process they redefine the word as well as what it means to love someone or something. Theodore and Samantha’s relationship is destined for silver screen legacy, partly because of Phoenix and Johansson’s masterful performances and partly because of how real the relationship feels. Phoenix, whose turn as Freddie Quell in “The Master” (2012) was an exercise in misanthropy, does a 180-degree turn here, portraying Theodore as a lovable teddy bear that deserves happiness. This is also Johannson’s best performance, which may seem a strange accolade considering she never appears on screen. Yet her Lauren Bacall-esque voice is breathy enough to be mysterious and amorous. Together, she and Phoenix are like a couple in a noir film who, instead of conspiring to murder someone, decide to subvert the game and give their relationship a legitimate shot. “Her” is also one of the most interesting science fiction films to come out of Hollywood in recent years. Its futuristic depiction of Los Angeles actually feels like it could be a city, without the embarrassing foresight of films like “Back to the Future Part II” (1989). A gauzy filter makes “Her” look like it was filmed inside a Pinkberry, but that’s not a bad thing. In fact, the filter gives a sense of personal warmth and love

that sets the tone for the rest of the film. But perhaps the most interesting question that “Her” carries out to its logical conclusion is what happens to a society in which we become obsessed with simulating experiences rather than acting them out? In one scene, for example, Theodore and his longtime friend, Amy (Amy Adams), play a game that simulates the experience of being a mother. In many ways, this parallels Theodore and Samantha’s relationship; throughout “Her,” it is hard to remember that Samantha is not a real person. The line blurs early in the film and never refocuses. Audience members familiar with Jonze’s personal life will find it difficult not to see elements of “Her” as autobiographical. Catherine is almost a dead ringer for his exwife, filmmaker Sofia Coppola, and Theodore’s conversations with her feel intimate, as if Jonze fashioned them from real experiences. “Her” is Jonze’s fourth film in 15 years, and he has grown tremendously in that time period. I mentioned “Jackass” as an amusing footnote to his career trajectory, but as time goes on, the show will fade further and further into the background. With “Her,” Jonze has created something personal yet accessible — my choice for the best film of 2013. Rating: 10/10 “Her” is currently playing at The Nugget.


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Just over 100 years ago, the Armory Show of 1913 brought European avant-garde art to the forefront of American attention. Two thirds of the show’s art was by American artists, but the other third, by Europeans like Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp, caused a scandal. Michael Maglaras’s “The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show” (2013) was screened at the Hood Museum’s Loew Auditorium on Jan. 10 and brought the drama of the original show back to life. In his film, Maglaras, kept from attending the screening by inclement weather, masterfully captures a unique moment in art history and successfully positions it among greater trends in American society at the time. The show’s conception dated back to 1911, when a group of artist friends met to talk about the prospect of an exhibit that would combine contemporary American and foreign art. This group would become the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, who assembled the show from European works gathered abroad and American works curated at home. When the final show opened at the New York City Armory on Feb. 17, 1913, it was massive, with 1,300 works by over 300 artists. After provocative reports about the show’s debut — President Theodore Roosevelt is reputed to have exclaimed, “That’s not art,” referencing some European works — an estimated 87,000 visitors toured the New York show. It later traveled to Chicago and Boston. The Armory Show featured many

experimental American ar tists, including members of the Ashcan School, an art movement that depicted everyday scenes around New York City. The show’s notable pieces, however, were European. Most polarizing was Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2.” The abstract image came to represent a new phase in contemporary art that was entirely new to the U.S. Art history professor and department chair Mary Coffey said that the show was shocking to Americans for many reasons. The country had strong Puritan roots, which characterized art as a sinful, unnecessary luxur y, and lacked institutional support for art development, such as federal and state grants for art projects. Although New York City was a growing artistic center at the turn of the 20th century, the Armory Show was a “watershed” event, Hood assistant curator for special projects Sarah Powers said. The public was drawn to the exhibit like a “circus attraction,” filled with “strange curiosities,” she said. The show was defined by its divisiveness. It split artists and the public into two factions: those who were transformed by it and those who resented its emphasis on European art. Many gallery viewers came away confused, feeling somehow duped by what they had seen. For almost all patrons, it was the first exposure to works that would later be categorized as cubist, fauvist or futurist. The show prompted “a reconsideration of what art was,” Powers said, which was disquieting to many. The early 20th century was a time of



“Perdido,” a  sculpture  by  Clement  Meadmore,  was  installed  on  Thursday.

rapid industrial growth and booming immigration in the U.S. Maglaras captures these changes in his film with clips of the suffrage movement, World War I and the rise of mega cities to properly relay the spirit of burgeoning America. For Powers, the film’s power comes from putting “the show in its historical context.” In hindsight, some viewers’ negative reactions to the show seem linked to xenophobia and fear of rapid change, she said. Coffey said that an art critic at the time described the works derogatorily as “Ellis Island” art. Yet with a greater historical view, immigrants were crucial to contemporary art’s evolution in the U.S., she said. Maglaras’s film and centennial dialogue around the show “helps us to see how fine art becomes the occasion of debate about other social concerns,” she said. As the 20th century continued to bring about rapid societal changes, subsequent radical art shows were not quite as shocking as the Armory Show, Powers said. Spanning just 90 minutes, Maglaras’s film explores particular works and the overall effect of the show. Addressing the film’s audience via Skype, the director said he wanted the audience to judge the exhibit and art “for themselves and by themselves.” Maglaras said that he “wanted to let the art reveal itself,” which he accomplished by panning a work to allow the audience to fully appreciate its details. He would then relay the history of the piece. The strategy simulated being at the exhibit, transported to the past. Maglaras described the show and its controversy as “beauty ... that it is a uniquely American experience.” Even 100 years after its opening, the Armory Show continues to call for “constant reevaluation of what happened in the past,” Coffey said. Sally Bellew, a local artist who attended the screening, called this type of study an “overlooked opportunity” to reengage with the works. The Hood also assembled a number of relevant pieces from its own collection in a small display, such as works by Arthur Bowen Davies and Walt Kuhn, the Armory Show’s original organizers, to complement the film. Avery Brown ’17, an audience member, visited the installation prior to viewing the film. “I really enjoyed being able to see works of art by those artists who, moments later, I was able to hear more about in the film,” she said.

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Some of the most beautiful buildings in the world are home to the most beautiful works of art. The Getty in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim in New York and the Louvre in Paris all come to mind. Perhaps this is why critics and architects jumped to their feet when the Museum of Modern Art recently announced last Wednesday that it would raze the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. As part of its ambitious redesign plan, the MoMA hopes to add a retractable glass wall to its exterior, expand galler y space and open its entire first floor to the public free of charge. In order to create space, the museum wants to demolish its neighbor, which it purchased in 2011 after the Folk Art Museum defaulted on $32 million in loans. Specializing in 18th- and 19thcentury paintings, quilts and crafts by self-taught ar tists, the Folk Art Museum provides a home to works historically barred from the museum setting. Exhibits feature Shaker gift drawings, needlework samplers and paintings by artists like Edward Hicks and Sheldon Peck, who have only recently gained appreciation among ar t critics. The Folk Art Museum’s unique copper exterior also stands as a sculpture. Designed by local architects, husband-wife duo Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, in 2001, the building quickly became iconic for its shoebox appearance. The MoMA is no newcomer, however, to the “art” of renovation. The museum’s recent histor y includes frequent makeovers and face lifts, with large-scale changes in 2000, 2002 and again in 2004 – the last of which came at the hefty price tag of $858 million. Regretfully, the MoMA seems to have forgotten that architecture is a form of art as well, one that typically gains in reputation as it

passes the test of time. A building’s significance grows through our repeated interactions with its cour tyards or galleries, which becomes impossible if a building is always changing. Since opening in 1929, the MoMA has established an illustrious track record of modern art shows, by primarily European and American artists, and become home to one of the most important, comprehensive collections of such work in the world. The museum’s strong curatorial instinct has helped to make artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko staples of art histor y textbooks. Yet the commercial success of the MoMA’s shows and more generally modern art has created a sort of monster — a MoMA with enough money and clout to throw its weight around among the New York art scene. Recently, the MoMA beat out even the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a bid to house Robert Rauschenberg’s masterpiece, “Canyon.” As one of the world’s most prestigious museums, the MoMA is increasingly acting like your Econ 1 textbook’s profit-maximizing firm. The cost is the cultural importance that the museum used to reflect. Should an institution like the MoMA sacrifice one gift to the community for another? The greatest gift a museum can offer is to provide a space where culture, art and community can come together. When one space is enriched at the expense of another, the answer gets murky. Closer to our hear ts, Dar tmouth faces similar questions each time it undergoes renovations and expansions. The College possesses much financial power and influence, yet it has limited space. We must continuously ask ourselves, “What do we choose to preser ve, and what must be sacrificed?” Though there is no one right answer, we must take time to reflect on the importance of our spaces.

The Dartmouth 01/13/14  
The Dartmouth 01/13/14