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Over 700 participate in D’Souza ’83 debates Ayers winter recruitment cycle
By VICTORIA NELSEN The Dartmouth Staff
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Veteran admissions recruitment expands By Zac Hardwick The Dartmouth Staff
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Bill Ayers and Dinesh D’Souza ’83 debated what makes America great on Thursday.
By Zac Hardwick The Dartmouth Staff
In front of over 400 students, faculty and community members, conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza ’83 and former antiwar activist Bill Ayers M`XZM[[ML \PMQZ KWVÆQK\QVO QLMWTWOQM[ _PQTM LMJI\QVO America’s role in the world WV <P]Z[LIa VQOP\ ?PQTM )aMZ[ X][PML NWZ [\ZWVOMZ O]V KWV\ZWT IVL ]VQ^MZ[IT NNZIOM [IaQVO \PI\ \PM =;+WV[\Q\]\QWV[PW]TLJM WXMV \W KPIVOM ,¼;W]bI discussed wealth creation and opportunities that the VI\QWVWNNMZ[ <PM LMJI\M JMOIV _Q\P two 18-minute periods dur-
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educator, you talked about ;WKZI\QKLW]J\IVL_WVLMZ So my question is, what happened to that old revolutionary? Is he still alive, or has he thrown in the towel?” Ayers said he remains a ZM^WT]\QWVIZaJ]\VWTWVOMZ uses violence to seek to W^MZ\PZW_\PMOW^MZVUMV\ Instead, he is focused on ÅVLQVOXMIKMIVLR][\QKM D’Souza and Ayers then ÅMTLML Y]M[\QWV[ NZWU \PM I]LQMVKMWV\WXQK[ZIVOQVO from the Israeli-Palestinian KWVÆQK\\W4/*<9ZQOP\[ One student asked ,¼;W]bI IJW]\ ITTMOI\QWV[ that he had discriminated IOIQV[\ 4/*<9 QVLQ^QL] SEE DEBATE PAGE 2
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DAily debriefing With the Winter Olympics set to begin next week, The Dartmouth sat down with government professor William Wohlforth to discuss security preparations in Sochi, Russia and the possibility of a terrorist attack. Wohlforth specializes in Russian foreign policy and international security. What is the risk of a terror attack occurring at the Winter Olympics in Sochi? WW: Higher than any other Olympics I can think of. You have a credible threat, you have groups that have a very powerful incentive to conduct an attack, you have a recent attack in Volgograd — not very close, but not all that far — where responsibility was taken by the very same group that issued the threat to the Sochi Olympics. You add all that up, and there’s a credible threat. But we have to differentiate between an attack that is somehow associated with the Olympics, and an actual attack on the athletic events. The latter would be very LQNÅK]T\\WIKPQM^M#\PMNWZUMZVW\I[LQNÅK]T\ You mentioned that attacks might not be at the Olympic games, but instead in areas around Sochi. What would such an attack look like? ??"?PMZM\PMI\PTM\M[IVLO]M[\[_QTTJMIVI\\IKSQ[^MZaLQNÅK]T\ The city will be under very intensive security measures, but slightly less than the central areas [where the games are taking place]. And then, from a terrorist perspective, what if you hit a nearby city? It’s close enough to seem like an attack on the Olympics. What would the implications be for Russian leadership if something like this took place? WW: A spectacular attack on the Olympics themselves would be devastating to the prestige of Russia in the world community and for the prestige of the Russian government before its own people. What is the upside? What if the Russian government can ensure an incident-free Olympics? WW: If people go there and the media go there and there’s no at\IKSQ\_QTTLMÅVQ\MTaJMPMTXN]T\W:][[QI¼[QUIOM0W_M^MZQ\¼[UIZZML by a large number of problems, in particular the recent anti-LGBT legislation, so there’s an issue of human rights that’s not really good for Russia’s image in the West no matter what happens. There has also been a lot of corruption around these Olympics — a lot of overpriced construction projects. The image of Russia would be helped if the Olympics go off without a hitch, but there will still be tarnish on it. So, in general, the threat of an attack is high, but athletes and spectators inside central Olympic areas are not in imminent danger? WW: It’s hard for me to say. However, if I were an athlete or the parent of an athlete, I would go. If a country like Russia decides it’s VW\OWQVO\W\WTMZI\MI\MZZWZQ[\I\\IKS_Q\PQVI[XMKQÅKbWVMQ\¼[OWQVO to be a very hard target. — COMPILED BY CHRIS LEECH
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D’Souza, Ayers talk American ideals FROM DEBATE PAGE 1
als during his time as editor of The Dartmouth Review. D’Souza responded by saying he believes that America is a “minority of one,” and does not believe in special ZQOP\[NWZ[XMKQÅKXWX]TI\QWV[ Before addressing the questions, D’Souza and Ayers each spent almost 20 minutes each outlining the reasons they believe the U.S. is great. Ayers began his time at the podium by describing his experience as a Chicago native, reminiscing about famous Chicagoans like The Blues Brothers, Al Capone and President Barack Obama. While discussing political power, Ayers said social movements should begin among citizens and not public WNÅKQIT[ “The reality is that there’s also power in the neighborhood, the workshop, the community, the university,” Ayers said. “That’s the power we have access to.” Ayers said Progressive Era reformer 2IVM)LLIU[M`MUXTQÅML)UMZQKI¼[ greatness. Ayers said that all activists, including feminists, socialists and radicals, have acted in solidarity with the people and are part of what makes America great. Ayers also discussed the spirit of democracy, the inspiration of liberty and the pursuit of social
justice. Using anecdotes and historical examples, Ayers asked the audience to open their eyes, act and rethink those actions. D’Souza began his speech by discussing his immigration from India, and the challenge of maintaining his dual perspective of the U.S., as both an insider and outsider. After criticizing Ayers’s idea of social justice, D’Souza said the U.S. is responsible for wealth creation, which he characterized as the world’s greatest invention. Historically, wealth was acquired through theft and conquest, D’Souza said, but the American invention allows people to practically create something out of nothing. D’Souza referenced America’s founders, who he said created a society that would be devoted to wealth creation through trade, technology and entrepreneurial capitalism. D’Souza said technology and inventions are the SMa\W)UMZQKIVKKM[[IVLINÆ]MVKM “What’s so impressive to me about America is that the ordinary guy, the not-so-great, not-so-smart, hardworking guy, still has a great life,” D’Souza said. “What America really offers is the chance to write the script of your own life.” Ending with a discussion of foreign policy, D’Souza asked the audience what the 20th century would have
been like without the U.S. By acting in its own self-interest, the U.S. has made the world a better place, he said. After questions from the audience, Ayers and D’Souza delivered closing remarks and signed books outside the auditorium. Chad Rairie ’16, who attended the lecture, said he thought both D’Souza and Ayers discussed topics that need to be addressed in America, but he wondered if Ayers was as outspoken and true to his beliefs as D’Souza during the debate. Emmanuel Hui ’17 said he was disappointed with the questions students asked D’Souza and Ayers after the debate. “Student questions, every single one of them, they didn’t really grasp the points of the other side,” Hui said. “They asked questions that almost made me embarrassed to be a Dartmouth student.” The Dartmouth Review editor Nick Desatnick ’15 introduced Ayers and D’Souza and said the debate would focus on America’s nature and meaning in the world today. D’Souza’s visit to the College attracted national attention after his indictment last week for allegedly redirecting $20,000 in campaign contributions to Wendy Long ’82 in her 2012 Senate race.
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Corporate recruiting sees College boosts veteran outreach over 8,200 applications FROM VETERANS PAGE 1
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employers must offer students two options to accommodate their schedules, Wilson said. Most companies that recruit at \PM+WTTMOMIZMÅVIVKMIVLKWVT\ QVOÅZU[I[\PMaPI^MUIVaIT]UVQ employees, but there are a growing V]UJMZWN KWUXIVQM[QVW\PMZÅMTL[ like marketing, technology, science and law, Wilson said. Wilson said, however, that it is difÅK]T\\WÅVL\QUM\W[MMSW]\QV\MZM[\ML companies in new industries when many other organizations approach Dartmouth. Andres Isaza ’15 said he decided to go through recruiting this term because it would allow him to try a job over the summer without committing to a post-graduation position. He applied for 20 positions and said that others apply for anything from four to 40. To prepare for interviews and the process overall, Isaza said he had to craft a personal narrative and teach himself technical skills. Grace Ma ’15, who went through summer recruiting, said that the process is easier in the winter because there are more available positions. “Dartmouth is full of so many talented and fun people, so on every level, it’s hard to stand out, not only on the academic and work experience
level but also just to be a personable person,” Ma said. “I think everyone here deserves a job, and it’s just hard to give everyone a job.” Though many students undergo recruiting, Wilson stressed that it is only
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encourage interested veterans to learn more about Dartmouth, and we’ve had some success,” Laskaris said. To increase Dartmouth’s visibility among veterans, the College has partnered with educational consulting groups in the military, community colleges and Dartmouth alumni who have served in the armed forces. The College holds an annual information session in southern California for Marine Corps veterans who are returning from active service. Dartmouth also QLMV\QÅM[^M\MZIV[JaKWVVMK\QVO_Q\P organizations like Service to School, which helps veterans apply to college. Often, veterans have transferred to Dartmouth from another institution. 5IVaÅVQ[PPQOP[KPWWT[MZ^MQV\PM military, then spend one year at a community college or public university before matriculating at Dartmouth. The transfer process, which now includes students from varied backgrounds, was originally developed as a way to bring non-traditional students to the College. Through the transfer process, she seeks to add another dimension to Dartmouth’s classrooms by accepting students with greater maturity and education from settings beyond the traditional world of academia, Laskaris said. Veterans who transfer to the College, then, provide this perspective. “They’ve seen more and experienced more of the world, and I think that helps students that are 18 to 22 gain some perspective on the things they’re struggling with today,” Laskaris said. “My hope is that our veterans can provide important mentorship and examples of working through
perhaps greater challenges than the vast majority of our current students have ever faced in their lives.” Former College President James Wright, who joined the Marines at age 17, has continued to actively support the College’s veteran community and has been critical to recruitment. “My objective has been to encourage these injured service men and women to go on to school,” Wright said. Laskaris added that Wright has been an institutional and national advocate for veteran’s education. He sought to increase the numbers of educational opportunities for veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Laskaris said. In 2008, Wright advocated the passage of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which M`XIVLML\PMML]KI\QWVITJMVMÅ\[NWZ military veterans who have served since Sept. 11, 2001. Wright also worked with senators to push for the M`XIV[QWVWN /1JMVMÅ\[\WXZQ^I\M institutions, which was achieved with the approval of the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the bill that allows veterans to attend private universities and graduate programs that charge more than the state tuition cap. Wright cited the value of academic diversity and an obligation to veterans as driving factors in his push for increased enrollment. “As a nation, I think we have a duty to do all that we can to support veterans in their transition back to civilian life,” Wright said. “I think higher education
is crucial for those that are going to be successful in the world in which we live. If you look at unemployment data among veterans, a lot of it has to do with the fact that they do not have higher education experiences.” Veteran enrollment rates vary at peer institutions. Harvard University currently has three undergraduate veterans, according to a University press release, while the Princeton Alumni Weekly reported in Dec. 2012 that Princeton University only had one undergraduate veteran last year, then a senior. The University of Pennsylvania has 35 current undergraduates receiving /1 JMVMÅ\[ J]\ Q\ Q[ ]VKTMIZ PW_ many of those are veterans or simply dependent on veterans, said senior Cory Boatwright, the founder and director of the University of Pennsylvania Military Veterans Association. Columbia University has about 300 undergraduate veterans in its School of General Studies, a college separate from Columbia College that caters to returning and non-traditional students, according to junior Eric Hines, president of the U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University. Over 60 veterans are currently attending classes at Yale University, the Yale Daily News reported. In Feb. 2013, Brown University had seven undergraduate veterans, the Brown Daily Herald reported. The University KZMI\MLIV7NÅKMWN ;\]LMV\>M\MZIV[ and Commissioning Programs to increase outreach that month.
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Everyone is worried about his or her future, and rightfully so. I mean, who can blame anyone for wanting to consistently perform his or her best? Itâ€™s admirable. It really is. But itâ€™s also not the end of the world if you perform poorly on an exam every once in a while. Yes, you should strive to succeed and do your best in everything you do, but there is no need to break down over a nearly meaningless test. One exam in one class in the larger context of our four years of college will have VW[QOVQĂ…KIV\QUXIK\WV\PMW]\KWUM[WN W]Z lives. If you studied your hardest and did your best, thatâ€™s all you can do. Besides, Cs get degrees, right? I recently had a friend tell me that Chem 5 was the hardest, most frustrating class she has taken at Dartmouth. But she also said that it was the best thing that ever happened to her, because she is more â€œchillâ€? now. Sometimes we all need to â€œchillâ€? and realize that one bad grade, or one good grade for that matter, is VW\OWQVO\W[QOVQĂ…KIV\TaQUXIK\W]ZN]\]ZM[ I want to be careful here. I am not saying that getting in the habit of failing is okay, because it is most certainly not. Nor am I saying that you should strive for Cs â€” that was a joke. What I really meant was that D stands for diploma. Just kidding. In all seriousness, what I am trying to say is donâ€™t stress the little things. You can do better next time, but worrying is only going to make you more frustrated and less productive. Think about the long run. Think about what real impact one test will have on the rest of your life. Whatâ€™s the worst thing that could happen? Maybe you withdraw from the class, maybe your GPA drops one-tenth or two-tenths of a point or maybe you even change your major. Chances are you wonâ€™t even need that class in your future profession. Itâ€™s one bad grade, not a bad life. Itâ€™s perfectly all right to relax a little bit and take some of the pressure off. And if Iâ€™m wrong? Well, Iâ€™m just some 20-year-old kid with a computer, what do I know?
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
THE DARTMOUTH NEWS
Entrepreneurship center slated to open spring term FROM CENTER PAGE 1
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“Right now there’s a ton of people on campus with ideas,” Berman said. The center, he said, aims to increase communication across schools and boost the College’s entrepreneurial culture. The biggest challenge for students currently pursuing entrepreneurship on campus is that resources are decentralized, Berman said. The center will unite these resources under a single organization to simplify the process of obtaining support. Coughlin said many Dartmouth students are interested in entrepreneurship. Around 45 people attended an event Wednesday held to spread awareness and information about the center. Tuck professor and Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network director Gregg Fairbrothers, who teaches an introductory entrepreneurial course, said in an email that as a liberal arts and research institution, Dartmouth is “brimming over” with resources such as libraries and labs accessible to interested undergraduates. “There has always been a strong background level of entrepreneurship activity at Dartmouth,” Fairbrothers said. For the past 11 years, 30 to 60 undergraduates have audited the introductory course, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network program manager Sandy Rozyla said in an email. Fairbrothers noted that there is an element of irony to facilitating innovation centers on campus. “There is something a bit contradictory in entrepreneurs demanding more resources be made available,” he said. “Still, a place to congregate IVLÅVLZM[W]ZKM[QVIVIKKMTMZI\WZ is surely a good thing.”
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
THE DARTMOUTH SPORTS
Team hosts Quinnipiac, Princeton this weekend FROM HOCKEY PAGE 8
Dartmouth 3-2 to start the season. Overall, Princeton has been blown out in most of its losses, including being outscored 12-3 in two games by Michigan State University. The Tigersâ€™ leading goal scorer is senior Andrew Ammon, but he has only
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THE DARTMOUTH SPORTS
MEN’S HOCKEY VS. QUINNIPIAC 7 PM
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Men’s hockey faces tough weekend slate
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This weekend, the men’s hockey team is set to face two very different teams. The Big Green will play No. 3 Quinnipiac University, the second-placed team in the ECAC, on Friday and will then host Princeton University, a team that has lost seven of its last eight games, Saturday night. Quinnipiac, Grant Opperman ’17 said, plays an aggressive game. “They’ve got a lot of skill on their team, but I think we match up well with them skill for skill,” he said. “It should be fun. It could turn into either a big shoot out or a big defensive game.” Dartmouth (3-14-3, 2-10-1 ECAC) faces a tough battle against Quinnipiac (18-4-5, 8-2-3 ECAC), who will approach Friday with a must-win attitude. Quinnipiac is QVI\PZMM_IaZIKMNWZÅZ[\XTIKM with Union College and Colgate University. The Bobcats are tied with Colgate and trail Union by just one point. “We’re pretty excited,” Geoff Ferguson ’16 said. “Quinnipiac’s always a fun game. It’s always good to test yourself against one of the best teams in the nation. I think we’re right there with them if we play our game.”
Quinnipiac was No. 4 last weekend but rose one spot after Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute stunned Union 2-1. Despite the stiff competition the team will face on Friday, the Big Green is approaching it as if it were any other game. “Every game is crucial,” Ferguson said. “What we need to do is improve each night and we’ll be there by the end of the year.” The Bobcats score an average of 3.52 goals per game and allow only 1.82 goals. The Big Green, on the other hand, scores 2.55 goals per game, but gives up a hefty 3.8. Dartmouth must capitalize on power play opportunities against Quinnipiac, which has a penalty kill percentage of 90 percent. Dartmouth’s last power play goal came on Dec. 30 in a wild 8-8 contest with then No. 17 Northeastern. The Big Green has gone 0-of-20 in its last six games. Opperman, architect of the most exciting play in last week’s game against RPI, hopes to repeat his performance this weekend. Against RPI, Opperman scored immediately after coming out of the XMVIT\aJW`ÅMTLQVOI[\ZM\KPXI[[ from Connor Dempsey ’16, dekeing out the RPI goalie and knocking the puck in. He was nominated for ECAC Rookie of the Week.
Princeton University (4-15-0, 3-9-0 ECAC) is ranked 11 out of 12 teams in the ECAC standings., just above Dartmouth. Princeton won both early season match-ups in overtime, 3-2 in October at the Liberty Invitational in Newark and 5-4 in November at Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton, N.J. Dartmouth currently leads 95-86-15 in the historic rivalry, which dates back to 1907. The good news for Dartmouth is that Eric Neiley ’15 will return in time to play the Tigers. After Friday’s game, Neiley, Dartmouth’s \WX[KWZMZ_QTTÅVQ[P[MZ^QVOPQ[\_W game suspension, which he earned for a late-game altercation with a Cornell University player on Jan. 18. If Dartmouth can stun Quinnipiac on Friday, the Big Green can then climb out of the ECAC cellar with a win over Princeton. Unfortunately, Dartmouth will need a surprising turnaround if head coach Bob Gaudet’s squad wants to host a playoff series in Hanover. A large fan turnout and the tennis ball toss make the game a season highlight, Ferguson said. Princeton has had little to smile about this season since squeaking by SEE HOCKEY PAGE 7
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The men’s hockey team returns home this weekend for games against Quinnipiac and Princeton.
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The role of student-athletes in an increasingly business-oriented college sports world has been thrust back into the spotlight this week as Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter, together with former University of California at Los Angeles football player Ramogi Huma, announced the establishment of the College Athletes Players Association. The group aims to give athletes a greater voice in NCAA policy, and would essentially function as a labor union. Among the demands on its agenda: prevention of brain injuries, scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition, funding for continued education and guaranteed retention of scholarships for athletes whose careers are ended due to injury. Let’s think about this movement in three ways. What does it say about the current state of college athletics? What momentum will it generate, even without formal legal recognition? How have conferences have already begun to address some of the group’s biggest concerns? First, there is little doubt that these calls for greater representation are symptomatic of the growing corporate mentality in college sports. Many top programs focus on generating revenue, often through lucrative television contracts. Players are expected to play through injuries and travel mid-week during the academic year. Schools and athletic directors put tremendous pressure on their football and basketball coaches to consistently produce winning teams that help generate revenue. Additionally, programs actively seek ways to transition to athletic conferences that promise better television deals, which undermines the tradition in which those schools have long been embedded. It’s about time that athletes starting having some say in an atmosphere tailored to the interests of university administrators. Even if CAPA doesn’t gain ofÅKQIT[\I\][I[ITIJWZ]VQWVQ\KW]TL
bring long-neglected medical and educational issues into the public spotlight. Cementing these issues in public discourse will provide an important reminder that athletes are also students. This has implications, for example, on extending scholarships for further education — once it becomes abundantly clear that such funding would align with promoting athletes’ academic and professional success, administrators may be more likely to cooperate. After all, the NCAA’s television ads tell us that most athletes “go pro in something other than sports.” And consider the 6+))KPQMN TMOITWNÅKMZ¼[ZM[XWV[M to the news about CAPA’s formation. He said that it “undermines the purpose of college: an education.” Implicit in his thinking is that college sports administrators have a responsibility to promote the academic life of athletes. Even without a union, there is still the possibility that conferences and universities can unilaterally respond to concerns raised by student-athletes and the public. The Ivy League has already made great strides in combatting brain injuries. In 2011, the League reduced the number of permissible full-contact football practices to two per week, compared with \PM 6+))¼[ TQUQ\ WN Å^M NWTTW_ ing the recommendations of a committee co-chaired by former College President Jim Yong Kim and Cornell University President David Skorton. Big Green head coach Buddy Teevens went so far as to eliminate contact from practices altogether. The League also has a research partnership with the Big Ten conference that studies concussions among athletes. In regard to scholarships for injured student-athletes, Colter and Huma must point to existing models — namely the Ivies. Athletes’ need-based financial aid is not at risk of vanishing even if injuries prevent them from competing. Though the Ivies cannot technically offer athletic scholarships, I’d argue that their generous need-based financial aid packages perform a similar function.
Published on Jan 31, 2014