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SA policy to incentivize bystander training
By CHRIS LEECH
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On the basis of members’ participation in six-hour-long Dartmouth Bystander Initiative leadership training sessions, Greek organizations’ governing councils could receive up to $30,000 in dues-assistance funds. Through a Student Assembly resolution passed Tuesday, councils will receive $2,000 in funding for each fraternity or sorority in which either 25 members or 50 percent of sophomore and junior members complete training. The proposal will offer funds to the Interfraternity Council,
the Panhellenic Council, the Coeducational Council, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Any student who belongs to houses within these sub-councils can apply for funding, student body president Adrian Ferrari ’14 said. If 10 organizations meet the participation benchmark by the end of the spring, the Assembly will transfer up to $30,000 to the sub-council accounts by the end of the fiscal year. The total sum will be allotted proportionally to
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Though the extent of its impact cannot be concretely measured, the acquittal of Parker Gilbert ’16 will likely further campus discussion of sexual assault, said College administrators and members of organizations that seek to address sexual violence. The trial and verdict, they said, may also discourage future victims from reporting and perpetuate false conceptions of
assault. Last week, Gilbert, 21, was acquitted of five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of criminal trespass. He had been accused of raping a female undergraduate student after entering her room uninvited the morning of May 2, 2013. New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual SEE TRIAL PAGE 2
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CoFIRED, founded last fall, asserts undocumented students’ presence at the College.
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When geography professor Richard Wright mentioned to a class several years ago that undocumented immigrants attend Dartmouth, the room’s atmosphere shifted. Everything went quiet, he said. Most students seemed surprised. First Year Student Enrichment Prog ram Director Jay Davis said he works with several
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undocumented students in each class, but cannot approximate the total number of undocumented students on campus. Neither the Ofﬁce of Visa and Immigration Services nor the Ofﬁce of Admissions and the Financial Aid track the number of undocumented students attending Dartmouth. Silence, and the inability of undocumented students to identify one another has hampered the formation of a communi-
ty among undocumented students on campus. A male member of the Class of 2017, who is undocumented, said that fear associated with his immigration status has accompanied him since he left Mexico at age 5. Many undocumented students choose not to tell others about their immigration status, leading some to feel “invisible,” said the male member of SEE UNDOCUMENTED PAGE 3
Black alumni, students discuss history
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Gilbert trial prompts campus discussion By MARINA SHKURATOV
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Launching an oral history exhibit about black alumni and collaborating to increase diversity at the College are among the Black Alumni at Dartmouth Association’s current projects. At a conference this weekend about
the experience of black students at Dartmouth, about 70 alumni, faculty and students examined ways to strengthen connections among students and alumni through presentations and group discussions. The program included discussion of the history of black students at Dartmouth and ways to
improve interaction and support between alumni and students, BADA’s regional director for Los Angeles David Moore ’83 said. Some sessions examined the experience of minority students and the retention of black faculty members, Afro-American SociSEE BADA PAGE 5
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DAily debriefing New Hampshire received an “F” on the 2014 Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws, which evaluates the ease of accessing health care cost information state-by-state and last year ranked New Hampshire as one of two states to earn an “A,” the Union Leader reported Saturday. The state’s insurance department’s website, nhhealthcost.org, contains pricing information for medical procedures and providers but has not functioned since January. The service lag results from the state’s decision to switch to a new contractor for collecting health care data, and will repoen in June. The Catalyst for Payment Reform and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute published the report card, which also granted New Hampshire a “B” for its laws about health care transparency. Over the last 10 years, embezzlers have stolen at least $2.4 million from organizations in the Upper Valley, the Valley News reported. The acts were committed mostly by middle-aged women who siphoned funds over extended time periods. The majority of these thefts — targeting mostly and food and hospitality businesses — occurred in the state of Vermont, which had the second-worst embezzlement record in America from 2008 to 2012, a report from consulting firm Marquet International found. In contrast, New Hampshire is ranked 45th. University of New Hampshire students pack local Durham drinking establishments on any given weekend. As the alcohol flows in, however, it inevitably flows out — posing a threat to the bodies of water near the college town, New Hampshire Public Radio reported Friday. Human urine’s potent concentration of nitrogen poses problems for the local waste management plant, especially on weekends. Spikes in urination levels result in nitrogen spikes in the water, which can result in widespread ecosystem disruption. Four UNH seniors, however, have found a way to both alleviate this problem and use human urine as fertilizer. Durham Public Works donated a trailer to the students, who transformed it into a public rest room. The urine is pumped to a collection tank on the trailer, where it is stored for future use. The students plan to grow the project in the spring with the aid of student volunteers.
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Trial may deter reporting, advocates say FROM TRIAL PAGE 1
Violence executive director Lyn Schollett said the trial’s occurrence was surprising, because few people choose to report sexual assault to law enforcement. Fewer than 5 percent of women who experience rape or attempted rape in college report their assault to the police, a 2000 report by the U.S. Department of Justice found. About 4 percent of those accused of sexual assault were convicted or pleaded guilty in New Hampshire in 2006, according to a report by the research committee of the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. The trial’s occurrence provides proof that the law enforcement and judicial system will follow up with those who report instances of sexual violence, assistant dean of the College and director of case management Kristi Clemens said, adding that some students have worried that the system would not pursue their cases. The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and WISE released a joint statement about the verdict on Thursday, saying Gilbert’s acquittal sends a “terrible message” to sexual violence survivors. WISE executive director Peggy O’Neil said the acquittal may discourage people from coming forward, reporting their attacks or cooperating with investigations. “It was a grueling process for the victim and her family,” O’Neil said. “The outcome, while not unexpected, was still very disappointing.” O’Neil said the trial also reinforced existing myths and stereotypes about rape and sexual assault. The trial con-
tributed to misinformation about the crime and how a victim is supposed to act before, during and after an assault, she said. “Scrutinizing how someone dances and what is put up on social media and how someone reacted in the aftermath of an assault is all saying that a real victim of rape should behave a certain way before she is assaulted,” O’Neil said. “She’s supposed to live a life that is unrealistic, quite honestly. She’s supposed to have fun, she’s not supposed to make mistakes, she’s not supposed to have interest in relationships and explore new opportunities.” A stereotype that rape victims scream, yell or fight back during an attack does not necessarily reflect reality, O’Neil said. Instead, victims commonly freeze, especially because most sexual assaults occur between acquaintances. Nine out of 10 college women who experience sexual assault know their attackers, the 2000 U.S. Department of Justice report found. Communities, juries included, tend to judge victims differently if they consume alcohol before an alleged attack, Schollett said. Safety and Security director Harry Kinne said he does not anticipate the trial’s proceedings will have a pronounced effect on students’ alcohol consumption. The trial could spark discussion of the issues surrounding sexual violence and the options available to survivors, Schollett said. Although conversation surrounding sexual violence at the College and efforts to address it preexisted the trial, Clemens said, it may offer students a concrete basis for discussing topics
that can be difficult to talk about. On March 14, the College released a proposal to strengthen institutional sanctions for perpetrators of sexual assault. A proposal to hire an independent investigator to review alleged instances of sexual assault is scheduled to go into effect this summer, pending community feedback. Though individuals who report sexual assault to Safety and Security do not always report their assaults to Hanover Police, Kinne said that the two organizations have a “memorandum of understanding” for crimes involving sexual assault. Safety and Security always provides a copy of its report involving such crimes to the Hanover Police, with the name of the alleged victim redacted if the individual does not wish to report the assault to them, he said. Director of health promotion and student wellness Aurora Matzkin said the College is transforming its approach to sexual violence. Many of the changes she hopes to see involve mobilizing the entire community. “Sexual assault on college campuses,” she said, “cannot be solved by one or two people working in one office.” Matzkin said students, often present in social spaces, have a special responsibility to prevent sexual assault. Other community members can contribute by responding appropriately to disclosures by those who experience sexual assault, she said. The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning and Sexual Abuse Awareness Program run joint training sessions with staff and faculty to develop these skills.
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Undocumented students seek community to break silence FROM UNDOCUMENTED PAGE 1
the Class of 2017, who requested anonymity to keep his status private. Daniela Pelaez ’16, whose immigration battle was thrust into the national spotlight after her high school peers protested the valedictorian’s impending deportation, said the College lacks a network of undocumented students. “It’s not like you are undocumented and therefore you know the other undocumented students,” she said. Over the years, protests like a November 2011 hunger strike on the Green, which aimed to draw administrative attention to the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, have stirred campus discussion but not sustained activism. Yet this term, posters urging students to “drop the I-word” have appeared taped inside bathroom stalls and tacked to the cluttered walls of Novack Café. Meant to encourage discussion of the term “illegal immigrant,” the posters advertise an event that will take place in Collis Common Ground at 6 p.m. tonight. The Dartmouth Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and DREAMers, a group founded last fall, is hosting the event and will ask attendees to sign a petition that would ban the term at the College. For some, threads of activism are weaving together at exactly the right time. “I’m tired of not saying anything because every day it still looms over me, over my head, that I’m undocumented,” the male member of the Class of 2017 and member of CoFIRED said. “Not to be able to tell anyone is hard. I have to keep something that affects my life, that affects my family, hidden.” “Never rested.” Growing up, the male member of the Class of 2017 said, he and his family lived with a constant fear of deportation. His parents continue to live with that fear. Unlike him, they are not covered by President Barack Obama’s June 2012 memorandum known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which grants renewable two-year deportation deferrals and work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and meet other criteria like obtaining a high school diploma. For his parents, deportation remains a threat. An estimated 400,000 undocumented immigrants per year were deported from 2009 through 2012, according to the Pew Research Center. In 2010, 1 million undocumented children were living in the U.S., as were 4.5
million children born in the U.S. admission to and meet the full “Many of them, not all, are to undocumented parents. demonstrated financial need of also from under-resourced back “Some students don’t know, non-American citizens, including grounds financially,” he said. their parents haven’t told them, un- Princeton University, Harvard “They have this whole other set til they graduate from high school University, Yale University, The of things that some other, docuor they go try and get a driver’s Massachusetts Institute of Tech- mented students have, which is trying to work enough hours to license, that they’re unauthorized nology and Amherst College. to be here,” Wright said. OVIS provides information, pay for what they need.” A female member of the Class resources and confidential counsel- Pelaez said that the politically of 2012, who is undocumented ing to undocumented students who aware nature of the Dartmouth and asked to remain anonymous have questions or seek support. student body made it a more to preserve her privacy, said that OVIS also works with a law firm accepting community than the neighborhood fear and stress where she lives are part of her i n t h e U. S. , family’s daily “My experience at Dartmouth was great. I had life. my own personal stress of being undocumented adding that she has never re When her in general, but there was no added stress ceived criticism family left Eastfrom her peers ern Europe for because of Dartmouth in any way.” at Dartmouth Connecticut because of her in 2002, they immigration packed up and - Anonymous Female member of status. shipped their the class of 2012 T h e belongings to female member the U.S. in three days, not telling anyone where they in Boston that provides pro-bono of the Class of 2012 agreed, saying were going. Unable to contact legal help to students on an indi- that personal problems, like her anyone from home, they lost touch vidual basis, director Susan Ellison father’s deportation, affected her academic life, but her friends “did with many friends. said. “Mentally speaking, you are The female member of the Class the best they could” to support her. never rested,” she said. “You are of 2012 said that the firm assisted “My experience at Dartmouth living with the fear of what is going her after her father was deported, was great,” she said. “I had my to happen.” as she had concerns about her own own personal stress of being undocumented in general, but there Thinking of families being torn status. apart stirred a visceral reaction in Yet legal barriers can prevent was no added stress because of the male member of the Class of matriculated undocumented stu- Dartmouth in any way.” 2017. dents from pursuing some College The male member of the Class of 2017 said he established a net “You feel angry at something,” offerings. he said. “You feel angry at the Since traveling abroad would work of allies comprising friends system.” require a passport, for example, and professors, especially those in undocumented students cannot the Latin American, Latino and “This whole other set of attend foreign study programs and Caribbean studies department. things.” language study abroad programs Recalling his frustration when Valedictorian of her high school and can feel isolated from docu- his seventh grade history class skipped its textbook’s chapter on class, the female member of the mented peers. Class of 2012 said she was rejected Davis said undocumented the Mexican-American War, he by most universities she applied to students he has worked with are said he now takes LALACS courses because of her immigration status, sometimes unsure how to do some to illuminate the history he was leaving her without college plans. things, like return home over never taught. The day after her high school break, that documented students Some students’ undocumented graduation, she heard the phone don’t think twice about. They may status also requires them to think strategically ring in her about future C o n n e c t i - “Nobody leaves their home just at a whim. employment. cut condo While m i n i u m . A Nobody leaves their family, nobody risks death, the female voice on the nobody wants to die to cross that border. They member of the line told her Class of 2012 she had been do it out of love. They do it for their family was in limbo for acce pted to because they have nothing else.” approximately Dartmouth. six months after “Everygraduation, she thing around - Anonymous male member of the class of 2017 found a job and me just now works as stopped,” she said. “I feel like that moment was avoid trains or buses that pass too an analyst in the music industry. savored forever.” closely to a border, he said, out DACA, which came into effect Since undocumented students of fear that a law official could shortly after her graduation, alare ineligible for federal aid, when board and ask to see passengers’ lowed her to obtain the documents necessary for formal employment. allocating financial aid, the Col- identification. lege reviews them as international While the students Davis speaks “A piece of paper is your passapplicants and meets their demon- with have not identified being port to anything you want to do strated need through institutional undocumented as a detriment to in the United States,” she said. scholarships and loans, dean of their social lives, he said, “inter- Currently, those who qualify admissions and financial aid Maria secting identities” connected to for DACA can continually renew Laskaris said. their immigration status, including their deferral every two years, Only a few other institu- socioeconomic background and though the executive order’s future depends on the next president. tions currently offer need-blind ethnicity, do play a role.
“Time to stop being invisible.” Some undocumented students and allies have started to vocally advocate for stronger resources at the College. CoFIRED members drafted portions of the “Freedom Budget” demanding more support for undocumented students. Demands include increasing outreach to prospective undocumented students, considering applicants in the domestic admission pool and creating an academic class that highlights the undocumented immigrant experience in America. “It’s time to stop being invisible, stop being in the shadows and at least get something done and make Dartmouth acknowledge our existence,” the male member of the Class of 2017 said. “All they do is accept us, and then they just throw us in here and that’s it.” Pelaez said that while she has found the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, the Financial Aid Office and programs like FYSEP helpful when she had a question or concern, resources are decentralized, and students often struggle to determine who they should contact when they need help. Latino studies and anthropology professor Lourdes Gutiérrez, who is conducting research on the undocumented student experience with Institute of Writing and Rhetoric professor Claudia Anguiano, said that part of their goal is to understand how institutions can better support undocumented students. “For me,” Gutiérrez said, “institutional support begins with acknowledgement that they are here and that they need to be better served.” Davis emphasized that it is important to acknowledge the work that is done for undocumented students on campus, but it is still necessary to approach the issue strategically and proactively. “I think there really is a commitment here to them having a good experience, a wonderful experience,” Davis said. “Yet quiet students who might not seek out and self-advocate for themselves are less likely to be aware of those resources.” Dartmouth, said the male member of the Class of 2017, must do more to support undocumented students. A member of CoFIRED, he said he urges a culture of understanding and empathy toward undocumented families. These families, he said, take on incredible risk to come to the U.S. “Nobody leaves their home just at a whim,” he said. “Nobody leaves their family, nobody risks death, nobody wants to die to cross that border. They do it out of love. They do it for their family because they have nothing else.”
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MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
Staff Columnist Emily sellers ’15
Let’s Not Label
Insensitive remarks often reflect one’s environment, not character. Every time I go back home to the heart of Tennessee, I am reminded not only of my pet allergy, but also of the alarming prevalence of casually offensive and offensively casual disrespectful remarks. From offhanded xenophobia to falling back on negative (and, of course, inaccurate) racial and gendered stereotypes, my hometown displays the gamut of ignorant “-isms” and “-phobias.” However, this is not to say residents of Murfreesboro, Tenn., are bad, hateful people; rather, I view much of it as an unfamiliarity with social consciences. As I witnessed with my own grandparents, years of reinforced homophobia can be eradicated simply by befriending a same-sex couple. What I thought was an intractable internalization of institutional heteronormativity seems to be largely a fear of the unknown. The same could hold true for other instances of cringeinducing beliefs held by grandparents and young people alike. My natural instinct when confronted with instances racism, sexism or any other “-ism” is to react emotionally — I become angry, confused, even disgusted. I get offended. Though I do not consider this sort of response unwarranted — or even undeserved — I usually do not get very far with this line of “argumentation.” Involving strong emotions into any debate only opens the doors for incoherency and ad hominem attacks. This is not to say that I view it as my responsibility to calmly enlighten these offenders of the errors of their ways, à la Kipling. However, we live in a society that has been plagued with decades of systematic gender norms, racism, xenophobia and the ills that come from those practices. I do not expect that to change overnight, nor do I expect it to change absent a rational dialogue, both at the national level and at the interpersonal level. Considering the pervasiveness of disrespectful and inaccurate sentiments in the media, a national progressiveness alone will not suffice. International and national positive changes will inevitably be politicized, written off as nothing more than “political correctness.” However, social justice is not a political endeavor. It is not
about right versus left. It is about right versus wrong. Creating a world where equality is a priority is an incredibly important goal that must gain traction with all people, not just those who vote a particular way. Accusatory approaches preclude productive dialogue. Reactions usually show a mixture of defensiveness, rationalization and feelings of personal attack, all of which undermine chances of growth and understanding. Flippantly labeling someone as a “racist” (or “sexist,” “homophobe,” et cetera) ignores the very existence of the fraught history and societal structures that inculcated that racism to begin with. An unconscious offensive statement does not prove the depravity of an individual; it reveals that that speaker is a product of his or her environment, something that individual has a responsibility to work to overcome. One should not simply label someone a sexist, for example, for an insensitive remark without addressing how or why the remark is insensitive. Doing so creates a perceived gulf of understanding between the “sexist” and their listener. By allowing this gulf to persist, the listener will never understand why the speaker could believe what they are saying. On the other hand, the speaker can never understand the “political correctness” of those that they might deem “bleeding-heart liberals.” This gulf is unnecessary, and it subverts progressive attempts to change harmful misconceptions. Though calling out offensive remarks can also function as a benefit to the audience — in acknowledging the existence and unacceptability of such ills — snap judgments that devolve into personal pronouncements do nothing to treat the underlying problem. Some people will never change. Some people are out-and-out discriminatory. However, many people are simply products of misinformation and trickle-down hatred. I in no way condone casual offensive remarks, but labeling a misstep as evidence of conscious racism (or any “-ism”) only results in a tedious combination of semantics and backpedaling in an effort to justify an unjustifiable remark.
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An Abrupt End To the Editor: When emeritus education professor Andrew Garrod announced the termination of the Marshall Islands Dartmouth volunteer teaching program at dinner in early January, the 12 yearlong teachers were incredulous. Just several days earlier at a conference, we discussed how we could continue to strengthen the program. It has had nothing but success for the past 15 years, so I wondered what the true rationale was behind the College’s decision to abruptly end it. As associate dean Lynn Higgins has identified, the program is different from other off-campus programs (“Marshall Islands teaching program terminated,” March 28). No, participants do not receive academic credit but instead gain a lot more: full-time professional teaching experience in a safe environment under the guidance of both a director and a field director. Higgins is incorrect, though, to imply that there are inadequate safety screenings. Volunteers are required to get physical and mental screenings for the program, as well as background checks and HIV tests for the local government. In addition, we are covered by International SOS during our year here, just as students on language study abroad programs, foreign study programs or exchange programs are during their terms abroad. Since arriving here in July, all of us have worked hard to teach our bright, yet shy and commonly under-motivated, students. As former College President John Sloan Dickey
said and as former College President Jim Yong Kim often quoted, “The world’s troubles are your troubles ... and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.” This is the spirit that scores of program volunteers have come to embrace. No, it isn’t easy to leave our families and the comforts of home for 10 months, but it’s even harder to teach large, severely under-resourced classes while setting high expectations for ourselves and our students. On its website, Dartmouth touts that its “engagement with the world includes ... institutional partnerships.” Does ending the program really align with the larger goals of embracing such partnerships and encouraging students and alumni to pursue opportunities around the girdled earth? Perhaps the College does not benefit as much from working with the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Education as it does with international universities or governments of higher profile countries, but DVTP still does a fine job promoting the Dartmouth name abroad. More importantly, we’ve helped many Marshallese students realize their full potentials and helped our local colleagues become stronger educators. Such results exemplify the value of cross-cultural education. Dennis Ng ’12 Teacher, Majuro Middle School Dartmouth Volunteer Teaching Program Former Photography Editor, The Dartmouth
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STARTING OFF STRONG W LAX BEATS BROWN SW 2
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14 Seconds left when Liz Calby ’14 scored to beat Brown.
Last-minute Calby goal secures women’s lacrosse win
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The Dartmouth Staff
With under 30 seconds left to play in a game tied at 9-9, captain Liz Calby ’14 cradled the ball behind the net. She glanced at the clock and dished the ball to Jaclyn Leto ’16, who drove toward the middle and spun back, drawing the double team. Calby snuck around the crease and called for the ball. Leto found her. The senior faked the over-theshoulder shot and pivoted, stashing the ball in the top corner with just 14 seconds left to win the game for the Big Green at Brown University on Saturday.
Brown 9 Dartmouth 10
Shot margin for the men’s lacrosse game, in favor of Cornell.
103 Strikeouts by Kristen Rumley ’15, highest in the Ivy League.
52.44 New Ivy record time of Nejc Zupan ’14 in the 100-meter breaststroke.
The women’s lacrosse team often runs through last minute situations in practice, and players translated those skills into their game, Calby said. The team (5-4, 2-1 Ivy) stormed back from a 5-0 deficit against the Bears (7-2, 2-1 Ivy), which had previously led the Ancient Eight. Coming off of a tough 12-10 loss to the University of Vermont three days earlier, the Big Green started slow. “At the beginning of the season, we’re used to having these games not be so tight,” co-captain defenseman Kara Lehman ’14 said. “While it’s not good to be getting ourselves in these situations, knowing that we can get it done in tight games gives us the confidence to be able to play close games down the road.” Calby put the Big Green on the board with 1:31 left in the first half. She scored again with just one second left on the clock, cutting the deficit to three at halftime. These two goals gave Dartmouth crucial momentum heading into halftime. “We saw areas we needed to improve in,” Calby said. “Everyone looked at each other and said that we’re not losing this game.” Lehman said that head coach Amy Patton told the team that the
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The Big Green overcame a 5-0 defecit to defeat Brown, scoring the final goal with just 14 seconds remaining.
game could have large implications on its season. “We weren’t reaching our potential in any way in the first half and it showed,” Lehman said. “Our coach told us that our Ivy Tourna-
ment eligibility was on the line, so if we wanted to make it there, we had to find a way to get it done.” Calby has shined so far in her senior season, leading the team in points with 31. She is tied for fifth in the Ivy Leage in points, tied for sixth with 20 goals and has the fifth most assists on the season with 11. Coming off a season in which she was named to the Ivy League Honorable Mention team, Calby already has more than half of last season’s 56 points. The teams went back and forth over the first 10 minutes of the second half, but the Big Green could not cut into the Bears’ lead. After a Brown goal with 20:44 on the clock put the Bears up 8-4, Leto stepped up for the draw and won it. Just over a minute later Leto scored, starting a 4-0 Big Green run. Danielle Lisovicz ’16 would
score next to cut the deficit to two. Leto followed up with two more to tie the game with 12:12 to play. Brown retook the lead with 9:55 to play, but Courtney Weisse ’17 scored her third goal of the season to tie the game at nine with 6:46 left. “It shows our grittiness as a team,” Lehman said. “We did not play a good first half, but at the times when we’re all playing together as a team, we can pull out anything, but we haven’t been doing that from the start.” Dartmouth goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello ’14 made seven saves in the game, keeping the Dartmouth women in the game when they were down. Brown keeper Kellie Roddy also secured seven saves.
Giovanniello has logged every minute in net for the Big Green this season and currently leads the Ancient Eight in saves with 80. Her performance so far this season is par for the course for the Big Green netminder, who has been named to the Ivy League First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention team and Ivy Rookie of the Year. Roddy ranks fourth in the league with 56 this season. The team will play Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday. “One of the biggest things we’re focusing on is putting together a full game,” Lehman said. “We’ve shown our potential in pockets, but we haven’t put it together for a full 60 minutes. If we do, we feel that we can play with anyone in the nation.”
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The LGBT Experience Through Music A concert featuring Cantor Shira Nafshi of Temple Beth Jacob, Concord, NH
Tuesday, April 1st 7:00 pm The Roth Center for Jewish Life 5 Occom Ridge, Hanover, NH
Discussion moderated by Prof. Steve Swayne Sponsored by the Tamara Friedman Nixon and Daniel D. Nixon ‘55 Fund in Support of the Scholar-in-Residence at Dartmouth College Hillel, Dartmouth College Hillel, Department of Music, Department of Religion, Jewish Studies Program, LGBTQA+ Student Advising, Office of the President, Women and Gender Studies.
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MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
Zupan breaks into top 20 at swim NCAAs
B y gayne kalustian The Dartmouth Staff
Austin, Texas — When co-captain Nejc Zupan ’14 sported green and white for the last time at the NCAA swim and dive championships this weekend in Austin, he went up against enormous packs of vicious Wildcats, jaw-snapping Gators, snarling Wolverines and the overwhelming hosting sea of burnt orange. Though far from home, the lone Big Green swimmer was the only Ivy League swimmer to break the top 20 in two different events at the meet, placing 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke after a dramatic swim-off loss and 18th in the 200-yard breaststroke. “He has been an amazing athlete,” coach Jenn Verser said. “He came in with a very positive attitude and an amazing work ethic and shared that with his teammates.”
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SWIMMING: 100-YARD BREAST ‘B’ FINAL
9. DAHLIA (LOU) 10. SOLAECHEGOMEZ (FLA) 11. CHASTAIN (LOU) 12. DUDERSTADT (AUB) 13. ZUPAN (DART)
52.08 52.35 52.51 52.54 52.69
On the ﬁrst day of the three-day meet, Zupan, who has been battling injuries all season, dropped his third event — the 200-yard individual medley — to focus on the breaststroke events. He
ﬁnished fourth in the event at the Ivy Championships despite being the twotime defending champion, emphasizing that a name in the Ivy League record book as a three-peat champion isn’t as important as performing well in his main events. He did not want to risk getting injured and jeopardize his performance in the breaststroke events, he said. Zupan, who is the Ivy League record holder in the 200-yard breast stroke and placed eighth in the event at the NCAA tournament last year, ﬁnished 18th in the preliminaries with a time of 1:54.63. His 2013 Ivy record of 1:53.95 would have placed him in the B ﬁnal this year at NCAAs. During the meet, Zupan suffered from groin inﬂammation, which started after he swam his ﬁrst preliminary 100yard breaststroke on Saturday. The injury came after a record-setting time of 52.44 that far surpassed every time in the event in Ivy League history, shattering Princeton University’s Jonathan Christensen’s 2012 record of 52.86. With his time in the preliminaries, Zupan tied the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor’s Richard Funk for eighth place and the ﬁnal spot in the A ﬁnal. Twenty minutes after the preliminary swim, Zupan and Funk went headto-head in the pool in a swim-off to determine the ﬁ nal qualiﬁ er. Funk emerged victorious, edging Zupan by .89 seconds, and would go on to take third in the event overall. The unexpected additional race in a sport which comes down to expending strength and energy, Zupan said, was an unpleasant surprise but something that must be handled. During the swim-off, Zupan said, he was hurt by the absence of a large Big Green fan base. The Wolverines brought 13 swimmers, whose friends and families
took to their feet and cheered while the two were in the water. The other Ivy League schools in attendance — Columbia University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale
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School 1. CORDES (ARIZ) 2. MILLER (IND) 3. McKEE (ALA) 4. FINK (GEOR) 5. KATIS (CAL) 18. ZUPAN (DART)
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University — banded together to support each other throughout the meet but could not compare to the support of his teammates in Hanover, Zupan said. “It’s hard to motivate yourself when you don’t have the team to pick you up,” he said. “A lot of the racing itself is very mental, so if you don’t have the mental support it’s hard to get to that level. Hopefully, Dartmouth will have a huge team and fan base soon.” The Big Green emphasized its support from afar. James Verhagen ’16, who narrowly missed NCAA A cuts in the 100-yard backstroke, pointed to Zupan as an inspiration for himself and the team. “He is such a great swimmer,” Verhagen said. “He’s given up many of his own personal ambitions for individuals and for the team. I think this NCAAs was just the end of a great season and a great career. We’re very proud of him and he’s done an awesome job.”
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Nejc Zupan ’14 was the only Ivy League swimmer to ﬁnish in the top-20 of two diﬀerent events.
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From ’round the gird
A look at the international dim
B y jake bayer The Dartmouth Staff
Of Dartmouth’s nearly 1,000 varsity athletes, over 60 hail from abroad, with 23 of Dartmouth’s 34 varsity teams featuring a foreign athlete. The women’s hockey team has the most international players, with 13 Canadians on the roster. Some international athletes said they chose to attend college in the U.S. because of the opportunity to both play sports at a competitive level and attend an institution with strong academics. “In the U.S., the academics and athletics system is way better than in Europe or anywhere else in the world,” said basketball forward Gabas Maldunas ’15, who is from Lithuania. “Back home I either would’ve had to play basketball or go to school, because managing both at the same time is pretty much impossible.”
Similar to domestic recruiting, these athletes often initiate contact with Dartmouth through the athletics website, and teams then follow up with interested potential athletes, swimming and diving head coach Jim Wilson said. The men’s swimming and diving team has five international athletes and the women’s team has three. Online resources, like coaches’ contact information and a virtual campus tour, allow faraway students to connect with coaches and get a feel for the school. Many international studentathletes that express interest do so both because of Dartmouth’s “typical college community” and its academic reputation, Wilson said. Though every recruited athlete has a different experience, the process after students get to know the coaches is largely similar, said field hockey player Janine Leger
’15, who is from South Africa and has started every single Ivy field hockey game since she joined the team. Maldunas, who attended high school at the Holderness School in Plymouth, was recruited by the College to play basketball. Since his
“In the U.S., the acad system is way better anywhere else in the either would’ve had t go to school, because the same time is pret - gabas maldunas ’15 school was nearby, coaches could watch him play during his senior year. Others, who lived further away, said they faced a few obstacles when
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communicating with coaches. Laura McCulloch ’16, a swimmer from South Africa, said that due to the six-hour time difference, she often talked to coaches at odd hours of the day throughout the recruiting process. Wilson also noted language barriers sometimes causing an is-
demics and athletics than in Europe or e world. Back home I to play basketball or e managing both at tty much impossible.”
sue, especially as athletes worked to adapt to American English. Over half of Dartmouth’s international athletes come from
Canada, many of whom are on the hockey team. Women’s hockey player Laura Stacey ’16 said she first became interested in Dartmouth after a conversation she had with program alumni who had played for her club team, the Toronto Jr. Aeros. Four current members of the Big Green played for Toronto. The strong alumni network has helped Dartmouth hockey “gain a foothold” in the Toronto area, she said. “If you do have an interest in the Ivy League, it makes it a lot easier to look at Dartmouth since so many alumnae have,” Stacey said. In general, while top high school talent tends to play in prep schools in the U.S., in Canada, high school competition is weaker, and many players compete in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League, Stacey said. The swimming and diving team boasts a large number of interna-
tional students, including swimmers from South Africa, Canada, Slovenia, Jamaica, Estonia and Honduras. Many international swimmers, McCulloch said, choose to attend college in the U.S. because the sport is not very popular at a college level elsewhere. “I think every athlete in this school has different experiences. It depends more on the sport than on your background,” Maldunas said. “I spend most of the time at school with my teammates, so I feel like everybody’s experience depends on the people that they usually hang out around.” During the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Big Green represented four different countries — Bermuda, Canada, Estonia and the United States — and brought home three medals, showing that even a small school in the woods can cast a very big shadow.
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Men’s lacrosse downed by high-powered Cornell attack B y EMMA WILLEMS The Dartmouth Staff
The men’s lacrosse team lost to Ivy League foe No. 2 Cornell University this Saturday in its 2014 home opener 19-4. The win kept Cornell’s (9-0, 3-0 Ivy) season-opening winning streak alive and dropped the Big Green to 1-5, 0-2 Ivy on the season.
Cornell came out firing, scoring twice in the first two and a half minutes. The lead had swelled to four by the time attackman Adam Philie ’17 scored with 5:08 left in the first quarter to put the Big Green on the board. Another Big Red shot less than a minute later brought the score to 5-1 at the end of the period. “We didn’t get off to a good start,
and that definitely led to our demise,” Mike Muller ’15 said. “We
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had some energy stripped away from us, so we were a little slug-
gish.” The second quarter proceeded in a similar fashion, with Cornell scoring four goals in the first 10 minutes. Attackman Adam Fishman ’15 broke through the Big Red defense with 2:09 remaining in the period to score his first goal of the season. But Cornell quickly responded
with another goal just 13 seconds later. Even with the score at 10-2 going into halftime, the Big Green players remained positive, midfielder Jibran Ahmad ’16 said. “Throughout the game, everyone felt confident that we had the chance SEE LACROSSE PAGE SW 7
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The men’s lacrosse team lost on Saturday to No. 2 Cornell, in keeping with the Big Red’s season-opening winning streak.
Tuberculosis booster vaccine study Dartmouth College Hillel presents
TB booster vaccine What
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Compensation is offered at every clinic visit
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Adults, 18-65 years old, who previously received the BCG vaccine.
10 visits to DHMC over 10 months and additional phone calls
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COMING OUT BUT STAYING IN: The LGBT Jewish Experience A community talk with Rabbi Robin Nafshi of Temple Beth Jacob, Concord, NH
Tuesday, April 1st 4:30pm Rockefeller 003 Sponsored by the Tamara Friedman Nixon and Daniel D. Nixon ‘55 Fund in Support of the Scholar-in-Residence at Dartmouth College Hillel, Dartmouth College Hillel, Department of Music, Department of Religion, Jewish Studies Program, LGBTQA+ Student Advising, Office of the President, Women and Gender Studies.
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to get back into it,” Ahmad said. “It was such a high-scoring game, but we had the mentality of taking each goal one-by-one.” The Big Red did not allow the Dartmouth men much relief after the intense ﬁrst half. Cornell opened the third period with three goals in the ﬁrst four minutes before Fishman scored off an assist by co-captain Phil Hession ’15. Although Fishman assisted Jack McCormick ’17 on another Big Green goal almost four minutes later, the Big Green could not break into the scoring column again for the game. The Big Red added another goal before the end of the third quarter, and then followed this with ﬁve in the last quarter to pull away and win 19-4. “Cornell is a very good team.”
Ahmad said. “They have very good players individually, but they play better as a group. We match up with them one-on-one, but they play very well as a team.” Goalie Blair Friedensohn ’16
blocked six shots during his approximately 24 minutes in goal, before his teammate Ham Sonnenfeld ’16 blocked another six in the remaining 36 minutes. Hession logged a game-high
“Throughout the game, everyone felt conﬁdent that we had the chance to get back into it. It was such a high-scoring game, but we had the mentality of taking each goal one-by-one.” - JIBRAN AHMAD ’16 seven ground balls while Robert Osgood ’15 posted four. Overall, the Big Green lost the ground ball battle 33-29. Clears and man-up opportunities doomed the Big Green. The team went 16-22 on clears while the Big Red posted a perfect 20-20. Dartmouth’s man-down defense was better, holding a potent Cornell man-up team to just 3-9. However, the Dartmouth offense could only manage one goal on six opportunities with the man advantage. Cornell outshot the Big Green 50-36. “We deﬁnitely have some weaknesses,” Muller said. “We turned the ball over a little too much, and we didn’t possess as much as we would have liked. On defense, we can also change it up a little bit.” This Saturday, the Big Green will take on Yale University at home.
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The Big Red outshot Dartmouth 50-36 on Saturday afternoon in the Big Green’s home opener.
President Phil Hanlon ’77 cordially invites you to the Twenty-sixth Presidential Faculty Lecture given by
Third Century Professor, Professor of Genetics and Community and Family Medicine at Geisel
Bioinformatics: 25 years of integrating the biological sciencess Monday, March 31, 2014 • 4-5 pm, Alumni Hall with reception following in Alumni Hall
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ONE ON ONE
WITH KRISTEN GIOVANNIELLO ’14
B y katie jarrett The Dartmouth Staff
This week I sat down to talk to the women’s lacrosse team’s four-year starting goalie Kristen Giovanniello ’14 to talk about her consistent play, the trials of being a goalie and her plans after Dartmouth.
the number one ranked team that hadn’t lost in over a year. They ended up winning the national championship and we were their only loss that regular season. We beat them on our home field — we went completely undefeated on our home field that year. It was just a goal, and when it happened it was the most unreal moment.
How did it feel to be awarded Ivy Defensive Player of the What are some of your predicWeek for the seventh time in tions for the final few weeks of your season? your career? KG: It felt pretty great, but like KG: If we continue to beat the rest of the my coach says, teams, we can these accolades “I love the pressure, still win the Ivy are always a and at the end of the Championship product of the game there’s a very big and host the team. I think my chance that it’s on you tournament. team definitely to save the ball. That We have a very makes me look could win the game. I promising fugood, and they ture. make my job guess I like being the center of attention on much easier. the field.” As a senior, what do you How do you think you’re think you have maintained consistency going to miss the most when all four years at Dartmouth? your season is over? KG: I think the key to that is just KG: Two things. First, definitely never settling — always training like the team. I think everyone is just so you’re a freshman but having the close, and I’m going to miss going confidence of a senior throughout to the locker room and seeing everyone’s face every afternoon. And your four years. the competitive nature of it because What is the hardest thing there are not a lot of places to play about being a goalie in la- after graduation, and I really enjoy competing. crosse? KG: I think when you are just so amped up because you’re frustrated Do you think you’re going to with another team, you can’t let that continue lacrosse at all in the show. You have to be very reserved future? KG: Possibly. It’s still up for inside. debate right now. The only place What is your favorite part to play is the national team, and tryouts are at the end of May, so about being a goalie? KG: I love the pressure, and at we’ll see how that goes. the end of the game there’s a very big chance that it’s on you to save If you don’t continue to play the ball. That could win the game. lacrosse, do you think you’ll I guess I like being the center of get involved in some other type of athletics? attention on the field. KG: Definitely. I can’t imagine When you started playing la- my life without sports. I don’t know crosse, did you initially want what that is because lacrosse was the sport I played all through middle to play goalie? KG: Nobody wanted to play school and high school. goalie, and finally I was the one who stepped up. I think this was Do you have any idea what you in seventh grade. We rotated every want to do after Dartmouth? game. Then, the rotation stopped KG: I think I want to do someand they just kept throwing me in thing finance-related. It’s weird there, and that’s how I became a to think about life after college, because being recruited made the goalie. process of going to college kind of What was your favorite mo- automatic. I’ll have to visit Dartment in your Dartmouth ath- mouth — I’ll miss it too much. letic career? KG: Beating the University This interview has been edited and of Maryland my freshman year, condensed.
B y austin major and freddie fletcher The Dartmouth Staff
Loyal readers, this is the season you have all been waiting for. The sun will come out. The tennis courts will be back in action. The golf course will open. Intramural softball will be played and taken way too seriously by a select few (ourselves included). More importantly, loyal readers, this is our last term in our post as the Rec League Legends. To all those major newspaper syndicates out there, we will be free agents and looking to cash in on our talents Lebron-style. Everyone knows that senior spring is not about moderation or holding back. It’s about doing exactly what you want. This week, I wanted to swim. Again. Mainly because I was not 100 percent sure I passed my swim test despite the many blitzes I received from what must have been every member of the administration regarding the closing of the pool. So I got in contact with incoming swim team captain Konrad Von Moltke ’15 and set up what experts were calling a Mark Spitz versus Michael Phelps showdown. Time: Saturday, post-lacrosse game, pre-rugby match. Place: the pool whose name I do not know, but see all the time on the walk to the squash courts. As all of you have probably come to realize, preparation is the most important aspect of our roles as the Rec League Legends. To that end, we spent all of Monday organizing our schedules around being able to make it
to Alumni Gym at exactly 5 p.m., when we thought we would be the only ones there. We tried to convince the guys at the Hop that we planned to come a lot and, after the end of our workouts at 5:30 p.m., they should just assume to prepare a double workout special. We forgot to set our alarms, took naps and missed the lift, but still ate the meal because that’s what real athletes do. Repeat until Thursday. Friday was an off day, obviously. Saturday finally rolls around and then we realize that Freddie is out of town, heading South for the weekend in search of greener pastures. I am going at it alone. I met up with Von Moltke postlacrosse and we exchanged the usual pleasantries, discussing what we did with our Friday nights, classes, how to stay warm when you took your jacket home with you already and more. We only wasted about an hour watching hockey and basketball recaps before we rallied over to the pool. We got over there, Speedo-ed up, and Von Moltke showed me the proper way to put on a swim cap, which is obviously essential for the speeds I had planned to go. I did not tell Von Moltke this, but I actually had a bit of experience swimming competitively. I spent most of my athletic prime (ages 8 to 13) on a team. I knew what I was doing. The first challenge was a 25-meter freestyle (one pool length for you n00bs who missed the last summer Olympics that America won, duh). I called “go” and got a bit of a jump to start things out. I thought I was absolutely smoking
him, so much so that I couldn’t even see him. Then Von Moltke popped up about four yards ahead of me, dashed the rest of the way and cruised to a contested five-second victory. Whatever. Still had time to recover. The second challenge was of a different stroke. Von Moltke had to swim breaststroke, while I could continue to freestyle it all the way down. When executed properly, freestyle should be significantly faster. But due to bad technique on my part, illegal technique on his or too much chlorine in the pool, he won again. We won’t discuss the margin — those things are not important. I’m over it. Afterward, I wanted nothing to do with further physical activity because I was exhausted after the 10 to 12 laps we posted. Then Von Moltke informed me that the team swims at speeds possibly a bit faster than mine for much longer, then lifts. Down one early, nothing we haven’t rebounded from. We also want to call to all of your attentions an op-ed that was written early last week (“Geller: Support Our Sports,” March 25, 2014) about attendance of athletic events. We could not agree more. Throughout this experience, Freddie and I have gotten the chance to compete against a lot of great student-athletes, men and women who compete for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. This spring, we are going to try harder to attend more men and women’s sporting events. We hope all of you will, too.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: HUDDLE UP
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The men’s lacrosse team could not get going on offense against Cornell, falling 19-4.
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Exhibit to highlight black Policy to provide Greek dues funding history at Dartmouth FROM ASSEMBLY PAGE 1
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ety vice president Aaron Colston ’14 said. Other sessions, attendee Sandy Broadus ’88 said, focused on how to use resources like the Office of Pluralism and Leadership and the First Year Student Enrichment Program more effectively. Gabby Bozarth ’17, who attended the conference, said it addressed topics not typically brought up in campus discussion, like sexual assault in minority communities. “All of these things are kind of intertwined and directed to the same goal — to know our history and transmit it thoughtfully, inside and outside our community,” Colston said. Members of the association are currently working with Rauner Special Collections Library staff to research the early history of black students at the College and have made several new discoveries, said Benjamin Moynihan ’87, BADA’s regional director for the Boston area. Recently, he said, they found that 133 black students graduated from the College between 1828 and 1950 — the highest number at any Ivy League school. The oral history exhibit, which will be hosted in partnership with Rauner, will include interviews with black alumni, photography displays and an accompanying website. Moynihan said that in the Ivy League, Dartmouth has always been
a leader in racial diversity. Edward Mitchell was the first black student to receive a degree from the College, graduating in 1828, decades before many of Dartmouth’s Ivy League peers. Over 3,300 black alumni have graduated from the College since 1970, according to the association’s website. Broadus said understanding the history of black students at Dartmouth and their contributions to the College can give current students a stronger sense of belonging, as the challenges they face are neither new nor insurmountable. Moynihan said he believes it is important to make sure that people outside of the College’s black community are aware of Dartmouth’s history of diversity. “This is not only a story to be shared among black students and alums, but a Dartmouth story for the whole Dartmouth family to celebrate,” Moynihan said. “We are figuring out the best ways to help Dartmouth rediscover this aspect of its own history.” The event was not intended to question Dartmouth’s commitment to black students, but rather help the College maintain its reputation as an top-tier school and further improve its programming, Moynihan said. “Everyone at the meetings cares about Dartmouth and its current and future success,” he said.
sub-councils based on participation of the organizations. Funding for the program came from the Assembly budget, Ferrari said. If unused, the money will go to the “take your professor to lunch” program. The funds will be distributed to the sub-councils rather than individual houses to preserve applicants’ anonymity, Ferrari said. “If members of the Greek community stand up to help make our school safer, we are interested in helping them with one of their greatest problems — socioeconomic exclusivity,” he said. Student body vice president Michael Zhu ’14 said that since the beginning of the current Assembly’s tenure, addressing sexual assault has been a top priority. The DBI program, implemented in 2012 by Jennifer Messina ’93 and director of health promotion and student wellness Aurora Matzkin, aims to teach students to combat sexual assault through intervention. The program is offered in either one- or six-hour sessions. In October, the Assembly put forth a proposal to grant a physical education credit to students who completed DBI training. The pro-
posal, which pushed for the College to divvy up the six-hour program into shorter periods of time and offer it in accommodating time slots, aimed to make the six-hour program a prerequisite to Greek recruitment. If the proposal were implemented, about 800 people would be trained each year. The resolution passed last week follows the College’s creation of dues-assistance accounts for the Greek life sub-councils. Ferrari said that while the accounts represented a positive step, the College also prohibited Greek organizations from soliciting donations from alumni for the accounts. Student Assembly’s program will contribute the first funds to the accounts, which have so far remained unused, he said. The creation of the sub-council dues assistance accounts followed a push for socioeconomic equality in the Greek system by five Panhell executive members in January. For now, the program is slated to run for one year. Ferrari said he hopes, however, that the program will continue with support from the administration. Noah Manning ’17, a general member of the Assembly, said integrating training into house culture will increase participation for future classes.
“If all your brothers have taken this training, you will be more likely to get it yourself,” Manning said. “It will become a social incentive. It’s what is done, you just do it.” Zhu also emphasized the importance of a continuing commitment to DBI training, saying that the year would be “all for naught” if the incentive did not continue for future classes. Ferrari predicts that many students will take advantage of the program. “There is a groundswell on this campus to combat sexual assault, he said. “It crosses the ideological spectrum.” Assembly programming director Mandy Bowers ’14 agreed, saying the assembly has “high hopes” for distributing the entire $30,000. Gus Llopiz ’14, the Assembly’s chief of staff, said he is excited about the program, but he stressed the importance of implementing other initiatives alongside DBI, like programs that address rape culture and survivor advocacy. Through training enough students in bystander intervention, the policy aims to reduce the frequency of sexual assault. “I want houses to compete,” Ferrari said, “to be the safest space on campus.”
THE DARTMOUTH COMICS
Flint and Steel
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
Caitlin Flint ’16
TODAY 4:00 p.m. “Tracking Ancient Human Migrations in the High Himalayas,” with Mark Aldenderfer, Rockefeller Center 001
4:00 p.m. “Bioinformatics: 25 Years of Integrating the Biological Sciences,” Hopkins Center, Alumni Hall
5:00 p.m. Letterpress orientation with Sarah Smith, Baker Library, Rooms 23 and 25
TOMORROW 12:00 p.m. “Tucker Tuesday: What Matters to Me and Why,” with Rabbi Robin Nafshi, South Fairbanks Hall, Tucker Living Room
3:00 p.m. “What We Learn When We Learn About History,” with Woden Teachout, Filene Auditorium
Crepes a la Carte
Brian Flint ’14
4:30 p.m. Film screening, “Winter in the Blood” (2013), Filene Auditorium
Crossing the Green Across: 1. Fool 6. Invitation request 10. “Mad Men” network 13. “All’s fair in love and war,” e.g. 14. Gen. Robert ___ 15. Not, to a Scot 16. Fool 17. Fool 20. Grammy winning DJ of “Clarity” 21. Fools 22. Opposite of WNW on a compass 23. Inebriate 24. Go-ahead 25. Council of ___ (1545-1563) 27. “Full Metal Jacket” setting 30. Cigarette substance 31. Apple variety 32. Dartmouth’s League 33. Some ballpoints 34. Fool 38. Hair goops 39. Sea eagle 40. Lao-tzu “way” 41. “Cool!” 42. “___ cheese!” 43. Eastern bishops 46. Watery swelling 49. Not mine, in text 50. ___ Zeppelin 52. Tomorrow’s holiday, and the theme of this puzzle 56. Deck on a cruise 57. Fool 58. What eyeglasses do in a sauna 59. Emission-regulating org.
60. Sicilian volcano 61. Fool 62. Bear’s lair 63. “___ I say…” 64. Fools Down: 1. It’s all ears 2. Most unusual 3. Oakland footballer 4. Prayer opener 5. Butterfly catcher 6. Contradict 7. Slender 8. Trick or treat 9. People on Xings 10. Word with geometry or psychology 11. Postman’s carryall 12. Screw haters 18. Mickey D competitors 19. Road, in Portuguese 21. Record-keeping cuts
Andrew Kingsley ’16 23. Hitch 26. Ostriches’ kin 27. Fool 28. The A of BA in baseball 29. “Good heavens!” 33. Fool 34. Clue weapon 35. Town legislator 36. 401(k) alternative 37. Bar bills 38. “Family Guy”’s ___ up deaf guy 44. Straightens
45. Emulate Don Juan 47. Underage DUI receiver 48. The works 49. Radii neighbors 51. Fools 53. Chicken dinner? 54. ___ von Bismarck 55. Chaplin’s last wife 56. Dartmouth diner 58. Rx watchdog
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Legacy of Budd Schulberg ’36 lives on at the centennial of his birth
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Last week marked the centenary of the birth of Budd Schulberg ’36, a prolific and lauded writer known for novels such as “What Makes Sammy Run?” and screenplays, including the Academy Award winner for best screenplay, “On the Waterfront” (1954). Schulberg died in 2009 at age 95. Schulberg, the son of Hollywood film producer B.P. Schulberg and Adeline Jaffe Schulberg, attended Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass. He later studied sociology and English at the College, where he graduated cum laude. He wrote for The Dartmouth and the Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine, participated in theater projects and was a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. Film and media studies professor Joanna Rapf recounted how her father, Maurice Rapf ’35, and Schulberg would “create all kinds of mischief ” on the Hollywood backlots where their fathers worked before the two ended up at Dartmouth together. Both Schulberg and Maurice Rapf studied abroad in the Soviet Union in 1934, and soon after their return, they joined The Communist Party USA. Schulberg left the Party after only a few years, though he remained a lifelong liberal. Upon graduation, Schulberg returned to Hollywood to pursue a screenwriting career. Film producer Walter Wanger, a member of the Class of 1915, hired Schulberg to write the screenplay for a comedy about college life set at Dartmouth and assigned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald to co-script it. Upon receiving this assignment, Schulberg famously remarked, “I thought he was dead,” referring to Fitzgerald, whose career
was on the decline. The pair visited Dartmouth’s 1939 Winter Carnival with a film crew to work on the project, but the trip was so disastrous that they were both fired before the weekend was over. Very little writing or filming took place. Fitzgerald was highly inebriated the entire visit and fell down the steps of the Hanover Inn. The trip to Hanover became the basis for Schulberg’s 1950 novel, “The Disenchanted.” Schulberg was eventually re-hired to work on the Winter Carnival film, and he finished the project with the help of Maurice Rapf. Although the film enjoyed little commercial success, it is shown on campus during Winter Carnival weekend. While living in Norwich a few years later, Schulberg completed his best-known novel, “What Makes Sammy Run?” Published in 1941, the piece satirizes Hollywood’s cut throat environment and tells the story of its protagonist’s rise from office boy to studio executive. The novel was controversial in Hollywood because some considered it anti-Semitic and based off experiences with specific executives. During World War II, Schulberg served in the Office of Strategic Services, overseen by Hollywood film director John Ford. In 1945, Schulberg and director Ray Kellogg supervised the creation of “The Nazi Plan,” a documentary that used German propaganda films and photographs as source material. The film was admitted for use as visual evidence at the Nuremberg trials later that year, supporting the prosecution’s cases against Nazi military and political leaders being tried for war crimes. In 1951, Schulberg was called to testify at the House Un-American Activities Committee, having been
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From left, Maurice Rapf ’35, director Charles Reisner and Budd Schulberg ’36 worked together on “Winter Carnival” (1939).
named as a communist sympathizer. Friendly on the Manhattan and In his testimony, Schulberg listed Brooklyn waterfronts, some viewed names of Hollywood communists “On the Waterfront” as Schulberg who were subsequently added to and director Elia Kazan’s attempts the committee’s blacklist, which to justify their HUAC testimony, as barred specific actors and writers Kazan had also named names before from employment. the committee. His actions were greatly criticized While perhaps true for Kazan, by friends in Hollywood at the time Joanna Rapf, who wrote a book and ended his friendship with Mau- about the film and its surrounding rice Rapf, Joanna Rapf said. controversy, has argued that this was “They went for years without not Schulberg’s intention. Rather, speaking to each other, which was Schulberg’s interest in writing the really sad,” Joanna Rapf said. “The screenplay had to do with historical friendship was actually renewed at content and a strong vein of social Dartmouth when both their sons conscience, she said. were freshmen, and they met on Film and media professor Bill the street corner at the Hanover Phillips ’71 described the film as Inn with their wives.” his favorite, a masterful work that After this reconciliation, their stands up to multiple viewings. friendship con Schultinued for the berg and Karest of their “I’d like to be zan followed up lives. their successful remembered as A few years partnership with after his HUAC someone who used another projt e s t i m o n y , their ability as a ect a few years Schulberg wrote later, “A Face novelist or as a the screenplay in the Crowd” for “On the Wa- dramatist to say the (1957), a film terfront” (1954), things he felt needed about the powa film about corer of television ruption among to be said about the based on one longshoremen society.” of Schulberg’s in New York short stories. City starring The film starred Marlon Brando - budd schulberg ’36 Andy Griffith as as an informant. a drifter characin a 2006 New York The film won ter who rises to Times interview eight Oscars, fame with sucincluding best cess as a radio picture and best screenplay. host, but whose arrogance later Although based on true events, undoes his gains. namely a series of 1949 articles Following riots in the Watts detailing corruption organized by neighborhood of Los Angeles in the mob-connected union boss Johnny mid-1960s, Schulberg founded the
Watts Writers workshops to encourage teenagers in the predominately black neighborhood to promote social justice through writing. Schulberg also co-founded the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center in New York in 1971. “I’d like to be remembered as someone who used their ability as a novelist or as a dramatist to say the things he felt needed to be said about the society,” Schulberg said in a 2006 interview with The New York Times. He emphasized the importance of entertainment, too: “Because if you don’t [entertain], nobody’s listening.” In 2004, the Dartmouth Film Society presented Schulberg with the Dartmouth Film Award, and the College purchased Schulberg’s collected papers, which total 234 linear feet, in 2006. Housed in Rauner Speical Collections Library, the papers include correspondences with Kazan, Robert F. Kennedy, Fitzgerald and numerous other Hollywood celebrities. Film and media studies professor Mary Desjardins, who met Schulberg on a couple of occasions, recalled positive interactions with him. “He was very gentlemanly and a great storyteller, with a phenomenal ability to recall details about both his time at Dartmouth and old Hollywood,” Desjardins said in an email. Desjardins and film and media studies professor Mark Williams are organizing a symposium on about Schulberg for November. It will feature film screenings, scholarly commentary and a showcase of some of Rauner’s materials.
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‘Bad Words’ proves a Klay ’05 pens short stories about Iraq g-o-o-d time for viewers B y REBECCA ASOULIN The Dartmouth Staff
satire packaged in a sports movie format — but “Akeelah and the Bee” The Dartmouth Staff (2006) it is not. While Guy is an under The fourth season of “Arrested dog, he’s not portrayed as a character Development” was a pivotal one for that should necessarily win. As such, its protagonist, Michael Bluth (Jason the whole conceit of rooting for the Bateman). Since the show began, little guy is turned on its head. Michael played the straight man, Bateman also depicts the spelling the only sane person in a family of bee environment as one that is as mess-ups and thieves. Yet as the show cutthroat as an old Western. Parents continued, Michael’s façade slowly routinely berate Guy, and the tourbegan to crack, and the latest season nament’s organizers (Allison Janney showed him as about as unlikable as and Philip Baker Hall) attempt to the other members of his family. stymie his progress at every turn. It Perhaps Batemen’s “Arrested is an environment that would not be Development” character was a trial out of place in the worlds of “Drop run for Guy Trilby, the profane and Dead Gorgeous” (1999) or “Best in borderline nihilistic protagonist of Show” (2000). “Bad Words,” however, “Bad Words” (2013). Guy, though a one-ups the beauty pageant and dog 40-year-old man, has decided to ex- show competition in those films. The ploit various loopholes and compete in opening scene includes an angry mob a national spellthat chases Guy ing bee meant “Guy takes the out of the audifor children, to torium where he the bafflement studious and sheltered wins a regional of almost every Chaitanya under his competition and other character. attacks his eswing and introduces To top it off, Guy cape car. There’s is a pretty damn him to the joys of something beaugood speller. cursing, chili dogs tifully animalistic Along the way, about the whole he connects with and breasts (much to affair. the reporter cov- the annoyance of a Speakering his antics ing of which, prostitute).” (Kathryn Hahn) the best parts of and Chaitanya the film are the Chopra (Rohan Chand), a naïve interactions between Guy and Chaicompetitor whom Guy befriends and tanya. Often appearing like a more corrupts. obscene version of the relationship “Bad Words” is Bateman’s di- in “Paper Moon” (1973), Guy takes rectorial debut, and unlike other the studious and sheltered Chaitanya actors-turned-directors, he does not under his wing and introduces him do himself any favors in terms of the to the joys of cursing, chili dogs and film’s subject matter or his role. In breasts (much to the annoyance of a contrast to Clint Eastwood and Ben prostitute). Affleck, men who often cast them- Chaitanya is not merely a stand-in selves as the morally good characters hardworking contestant. While Guy in their films, Bateman fully indulges makes fun of his Indian heritage his id as he brings Guy to life. He is and hardworking ethos, Chaitanya childish, petulant, rude and arrogant is a three-dimensional character who — an all-around bad person. serves as the perfect foil to Guy’s jaded But that’s what makes “Bad and cynical behavior. What is even Words” so fun to watch — Guy is the more surprising is that his developperfect balance of jerk and charming ment bucks any conventional thinking rogue. Trying to understand why he for where the film may lead. subjects himself to public ridicule In the end, the best way to describe and vitriol also proves entertaining, “Bad Words” is a raunchy comedy, though not quite as much as watch- and it’s pretty g-o-o-d, good. ing him whiz through spelling words pulled from the darkest corners of Rating: 8.6/10 the English language. “Bad Words” is currently playing at the “Bad Words” is a sharp and smart Nugget.
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Phil Klay ’05 is a former Marine who released his first short story collection, “Redeployment,” early last month. After graduating from Dartmouth, Klay served in Iraq’s Anbar province from January 2007 to February 2008 as a Public Affairs Officer. Klay went on to earn an MFA in writing at Hunter College. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek and the 2012 anthology of “The Best American Nonrequired Reading.”
When did you first want to be a writer or realize you could be one? PK: I always wrote. I studied creative writing at Dartmouth. As for the idea that I could actually do this for a living, I think that’s still sinking in. What experiences at Dartmouth influenced your career? PK: I took [Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures professor and department chair] James Dorsey’s Japanese literature course that had some really interesting World War II-era stuff that you don’t encounter a lot. And then also I studied with the poet Tom Sleigh, who was my mentor for my creative writing thesis and later convinced me to go to Hunter College where he was teaching. When he found out that I was in the process of joining the military, he had me read Tolstoy, Isaak Babel, Dick Jones and Hemingway. He sort of figured that if I was going to war I should read some of the greatest books ever written about the subject. Why did you become a Marine? PK: I made the decision in the lead up to the Iraq war. I did [Officer] Candidate School during my junior summer in 2004, and I was commissioned as a second lieutenant when I graduated from the College in 2005. I knew we were going to war, and I joined for the reasons that many people serve. My family always had a strong respect for public service. I wanted to be part of a cause greater than myself. I was thinking of it as a historic moment, and I wanted to put myself in a position of responsibility so I could hopefully affect things for the better. Also, I was a rugby player and boxer at Dartmouth, so some of the more physical aspects of training didn’t seem like they would be too abrupt of a transition.
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Phil Klay ’05 drew from his experiences in Iraq for”Redeployment.”
Why do you write all of your short stories in the first person? PK: It was very important for me to do this in short story form. I was also working on a novel, but the short stories quickly became the most vital for me. I think that I wanted readers to inhabit these characters that have a very diverse range of experiences and perspectives on war and to be able to compare them. The range of experiences is so broad, and I didn’t want to have a book that said, “This is how it is.” I wanted a book that would undermine that. Do you see your work as a bridge between the civilian and military worlds that most Americans don’t see? PK: It’s what I hoped. Put it this way: one of the very disconcerting things about returning home is this disconnect. We citizens are responsible for when our country goes to war and also for holding our elected leaders accountable. When you come back to a country that doesn’t seem engaged in the war it’s more than just disconcerting. For us as a country it’s very important to see what war means on a human level. I wanted a story that would appeal to both civilian and veteran readers and that would speak to and hopefully challenge both readers. Can you speak about your writing process? PK: I started writing the book a little bit after I got back from Iraq. I usually write by hand and then I transfer it to the computer, often without looking at the first draft because it’s usually terrible. I send drafts out in stages to different friends who are readers that I trust. The whole time I’m reading about the subject and talking to people who are knowledgeable about the subject. I’m trying to figure out more about the story,
and I’m teaching myself how to write better. I just write and rewrite and get more perspectives until I feel like the piece is done. Why is it important to you to show diverse perspectives in your work? PK: When you come back from Iraq, people find out you’ve been over there and they ask you what it’s like and how we’re doing over there. You feel like you can tell them and you have a certain type of authority. Except certainly my own perspective about what was happening changed over time as I learned more, and certainly every individual has a certain narrow view of what’s going on. It’s an incredibly complicated war. I knew one unit that left midway through 2007, and they were doing their mission in a very violent time. And then the unit that replaced them came in as violence was falling. They had the exact same mission in the exact same place, and their experiences couldn’t have been more different. Your job, the time you were there and the people around you all shape the understanding of what you’ve been through. What are some misconceptions civilians have about the military? PK: When you meet people you tend to get lumped into one of two stereotypes: either you’re the passively traumatized victim of the war or you’re some sort of badass superhero-type person. And frequently the way people think of you is related to political commitments. What advice can you give students? PK: Humility is invaluable, I think. This interview has been edited and condensed.