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A $10 million donation from William Neukom ’64, a former Board of Trustees chair, will sponsor the creation of the College’s first academic cluster in the field of computational sciences. The cluster will comprise three new professorships, a postdoctoral fellowship and increased opportunities for undergraduate students to research and study. The cluster will integrate and extend computational work that is currently happening at the College, Neukom












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GLC policy requires Law Day examines war on terror pre-rush DBI training B y REBECCA ROWLAND The Dartmouth Staff


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A one-hour DBI overview talk will be a prerequisite for participation in Interfraternity Council or Panhellenic Council recruitment this fall. Students taking part in recruitment through Coed Council, the National As-

sociation of Latino Fraternal Organizations or the National Pan-Hellenic Council must complete that training before the end of their first term as a member. Chapter presidents of the Greek Letter Organizations and Societies voted


The war on terror is not a physical battleground but an idea, Georgetown University Law Center professor David Cole said at a Thursday lecture marking the College’s celebration of Law Day. Famed for his defense in Texas v. Johnson (1989), which declared the federal law against flagburning unconstitutional,

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Seventh-grade students flooded into Alumni Hall Thursday for a Sister-toSister conference, an annual event that this year addressed issues related to selfesteem and interpersonal relationships. Hosted by Link Up, a mentorship and community-building campus organization, the conference invited 120 female

Cole discussed President Barack Obama’s ability to end the war. The American Bar Association proposed May 1 as Law Day in 1957 to celebrate the rule of law and the American legal system. The College’s event will continue today with a panel on past and future security challenges. Cole, who has represented people whose rights have been infringed upon in the

name of national security both before and after Sept. 11, said the American public subscribes to a “paradigm of prevention,” a term coined by former U.S. attorney general John Ashcroft to describe the government’s justification of aggressive tactics by painting them as preventative efforts against potential future threats. By claiming an imperative SEE LAW DAY PAGE 2


students from six local middle schools to participate in activities and talks with 16 undergraduate facilitators, 10 Link Up members and other volunteers. Kelsey Stimson ’15, Link Up vice president, said the organization sought to bring together people from different parts of campus and empower female students from the Upper Valley. TREVELYAN WING/THE DARTMOUTH STAFF


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DAily debriefing OFFICE HOURS Despite the 2011 repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t” tell, which prohibited gay men and lesbians from openly serving in the armed services, current U.S. military policy allows for the dismissal of transgender service members. The Defense Department, however, is increasingly facing pressure to revoke the policy, the Washington Post reported last week. As Pride Week comes to a close, The Dartmouth chatted with women’s and gender studies professor Michael Bronski about the issue and possibilities for reform. What has or hasn’t changed since the 2011 repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy? MB: I think many people don’t realize that the policy, which was passed by Bill Clinton, was actually a compromise because before then, gay men and lesbians were completely banned from the military. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would let them stay in the military as long as they were silent. But there was no reason to think that the repeal of DADT would affect transgender people at all — it is not a surprise that transgender people are still being persecuted in the military. Transgender people are being discriminated against in all different ways, but that’s not going to change until we have a law that specifically protects transgender people. Many legal theorists say that a new anti-discrimination policy should include transgender people and gender non-conforming minorities, not just sexual minorities like gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Do you think the U.S. will be able to institute a law allowing openly transgender people to remain in the armed forces alongside openly gay and lesbian service members? MB: The armed forces have to actually update their policies. Will they be able to do this? There was a huge fight around allowing gay men and lesbians to remain in the military. I think culturally, we’re at the moment to repeal the discriminatory policy against transgender people, but the bottom line here is that transgender people and gender-nonconforming people face a much broader hostility in our culture than gays and lesbians. It’s going to be much harder and I think a much steeper battle for transgender people to break through in our society and get the protection that they need.

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Georgetown prof talks free speech FROM LAW DAY PAGE 1

of national security, the government justifies intruding on certain people’s civil liberties, especially the rights of foreign nationals, Cole said. “We tend to adopt policies that deny the liberties and rights of some people to secure the rights of others,” Cole said, adding that some people more readily tolerate these policies when the government establishes a sense of “us” versus “them.” Ending the war means more than recalling troops, Cole said. Obama can end the war on terror, he said, because though Congress has authorized the use of military force against terrorist threats, it does not require that such force be used. Cole then discussed how ending the war on terror would affect four tools currently used to respond to terrorism: detention and killing, drones, surveillance and accountability. He distinguished detention and killing during wartime, when these actions are based on a target’s relationship to a larger enemy, and detention and killing during peacetime, when punishments must respond to an individual’s actions. Drones are problematic in two respects, Cole said. First, the secrecy surrounding the drones program

removes the accountability that comes with more conventional acts of aggression, and second, drones desensitize the act of killing, he said. While the National Security Agency’s powers are not contingent upon wartime status, war provides an incentive to engage in extensive surveillance. “Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know that we have a surveillance regime,” Cole said. Ending the war on terror, Cole said, would diminish the incentive to relinquish civil liberties in exchange for national security. Accountability, too, he said, would increase. “We have had very little accountability about the war crimes that we committed,” Cole said. “It is often the case that accountability comes in retrospect long after the war.” Government major Gray Zabel ’15, who attended the lecture after discussing counterterrorism with his roommate, said he approached the lecture ambivalent about the topic but left convinced by Cole’s argument for greater transparency. “I thought it was extremely persuasive,” Zabel said. “He definitely took what is a far-reaching and complicated argument and condensed it into a few really simple arguments which I appreciated.” University of Queensland

public policy professor Katharine Gelber, who will speak in today’s panel, said that the “liberty verses security dichotomy” has increased in popularity as a subject of discussion. Gelber, who is currently researching post-Sept. 11 counterterrorism policies in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, said her studies revealed that re-conceptualizing free speech, and the spread of the idea that speech can be harmful, leads to increased acceptance of civil liberty limitations. Government professor Sonu Bedi, a member of the legal studies faculty group and Law Day organizer, said anyone who is concerned about their individual safety and liberties, including students, can relate to discussions of free speech and the war on terror. College students, in particular, Cole said, should be engaged in discussing these issues. “All of us, and particularly when we’re young,” he said, “need to be able to develop our ideas and our world views in a safe and secure place.” Philosophy professor Susan Brison, who helped organize Law Day, said the topic of free speech is particularly relevant at Dartmouth due to recent controversies. The College’s Law Day focused on free speech and the war on terror.

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Neukom donation to establish College’s first faculty cluster Barnett attributed the growing popularity of computational Institute for Computational Sci- science to the rise of “big data,” ences director Dan Rockmore said. greater availability of information Interdisciplinary in nature, and increasing analysis of data computational science focuses on sets too large to be processed on data analysis across various aca- individual computers. More and demic fields, ranging from physics more data is being created across to anthropoldifferent scienogy, and uses tific disciplines, mathematical “Rather than he said, cremodels to solve supporting specific ating more to scientific probprocess. departments directly, lems. “ W e “It will bring we’re trying to support h a v e m o r e together ideas data to analyze interdisciplinary and people than we’ve ever from different new areas, which had before,” he d e p a r t m e n t s might turn into said. wh o a re e n M a gaged in this new departments. jor companies work,” Rock- That’s what makes it like Google more said. and Facebook, exciting.” The cluster’s Bar nett said, research will regularly use extend compu- - ALEX BARNETT, computational tational ideas science to prob e y o n d t h e MATHEMATICS g ram the alhard sciences PROFESSOR gorithms that and into other drive their serdisciplines, he vices. said. BarMath profesnett said he besor Alex Barnett, who currently lieves the College’s investment in teaches a class on computational the growing field is a smart move. and experimental mathematics, He added, however, that “big data” said computational science can be technology may be used in harmful applied to tasks in almost any field, ways. like designing molecules in chem“Some of it is good, and some istry, analyzing massive data sets of it is evil,” he said. “If you do in the social sciences and digitally the wrong thing, you could have reconstructing ancient objects. a surveillance society.” Barnett said the most important Computational science has aspect of computational science is ramifications for social sciences creating new algorithms. and the humanities as well, Barnett Of the three new professorships said, adding that he and others are created by the cluster, one will be concerned that “big data” could named for Thomas Kurtz, who diminish qualitative humanities co-invented BASIC with former pursuits. College President John Kemeny. In addition to Neukom’s $10 Rockmore said that the ad- million donation, $5 million from ditional professorships could go the College’s April $100 million to faculty in a wide range of de- anonymous gift will go toward partments, not just the computer developing the cluster. Hanlon science department. announced the faculty cluster “Rather than supporting spe- initiative, which aims to increase cific departments directly, we’re interdisciplinary learning at the trying to support interdisciplinary College, this fall. new areas, which might turn into Jaki Kimball ’16, who is majornew departments,” Barnett said. ing in computer science modified “That’s what makes it exciting.” with digital arts, said that while FROM NEUKOM PAGE 1

she may not participate in the new cluster’s offerings, she believes computational science and its interdisciplinary applications are important, especially in computer science. “You shouldn’t be studying in a vacuum,” she said. Thinking in an interdisciplinary way, she said, offers helpful applications for the real world. Malika Khurana ’15, an engineering major and studio art minor, said she appreciates opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. “I have made a lot of connections between humanities and comp sci and engineering,” she said. “I like that Dartmouth is a liberal arts school, but you can still do engineering.” A previous donation from Neukom funded the creation of the Neukom Institute, which supports Dartmouth faculty and students who use computation for their research, in 2004. Neukom is the founder and CEO of the World Justice Project. He served as the Microsoft Corporation’s lead lawyer for over 20 years and chaired the College’s Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2007 . Neukom could not be reached for comment by press time.

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The College has proven it has no clear vision regarding student life.

The social scene at Dartmouth is antiquated. Indeed, it is almost farcical, and there is no getting around this fact. For most students, there is no place to go on a Friday night except for fraternities or sometimes sororities, and the latter opportunity rarely presents itself to most people on campus. It is unfair to the women at this school that in order to socialize they must enter male-dominated social spaces. Moreover, it is unfair to every student at Dartmouth that in 2014, there simply are not legitimate gender-neutral spaces on campus where students can drink beer together. It is difficult to see the degree of absurdity of the situation from within the “Dartmouth bubble,” but from an outsider’s perspective it must seem as if Dartmouth students are still partying in 1975. Much of the negative press the College has received in the past few years has been unwarranted. But, as the saying goes, where there is smoke, there is fire: few other schools in the nation have a social scene which begins and ends with their Greek system, and surely none are as prestigious as the College on the Hill. The Greek system at Dartmouth is not to blame for this; rather, administrators are to blame for ultimately failing to provide any sort of viable alternative to what is already available. The College’s error is more than one of omission; it often seems as if the administration is waging active war against non-Greek life. Even as Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson is doling out preposterous sentences to fraternities for the minorest of infractions — think Theta Delta Chi fraternity’s five-term suspension for Social Environment Management Policy violations and hosting a “water party”(…the horror) — Safety and Security is literally funneling freshmen out of harmless dorm parties into the Greek system. The College has with one hand placed far too large of a social responsibility on the back of the Greek system, and has with the other tried to strangle it into quasi-submission. This contradiction in policy is emblematic of an administration that has proven it has no vision or plan regarding what it wants in terms of student life. Something that gets lost in all of the political hullabaloo is that there is no reason this should

be a polarizing issue. Instead of wasting time and energy pondering the abolishment of the Greek system, both administrators and students should focus on providing a legitimate, viable, fun alternative to the system in place. Instead of eliminating all of the good that comes from the Greek system — unfathomable amounts of community service, a sense of place at Dartmouth for many here that is impossible to recreate, and an unquantifiable air of nostalgia and tradition that many other great schools lack — the administration could simply neutralize many of the undeniable social ills that stem from its unrivaled monopoly on all social activity at the College. It is more than possible to introduce genderneutral social spaces to Dartmouth without “stepping on the toes” of the entrenched system. Would anybody complain about a more diverse social scene? Would anybody complain about new places to drink on the weekend? The new neighborhood, cluster initiative provides a perfect opportunity for the administration to prove that it is not completely blind to this issue, or worse, so utterly incompetent that it does not know what to do about it. There is no reason that some of the new clusters shouldn’t be designated “social spaces” where real parties can be thrown — parties where students can drink with the same type of limited supervision that the College imposes on fraternities. And if the administration can’t figure out how to do this on its own, it should look to emulate other schools that have similar systems in place. I believe it is imperative for the College to address the structural inequity of our social scene. (How could one possibly attempt to “solve” the issue of sexual violence in the current environment?) I also believe it is possible to do this in fun and creative ways — indeed, accomplishing this in fun and creative ways has to be one of the most important parts of the project. A “bottom-up” approach is essential to tackling almost any issue on a college campus, but especially one that has such widespread implications for student life. There is no reason the administration shouldn’t be able to garner widespread student and alumni support for new places for students to socialize. ​


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DBI is now a pre-recruitment requirement, GLC policy says FROM POLICY PAGE 1

to approve the initiative, a Greek Leadership Council policy, GLC accountability chair Sarah Lucas ’15 said. “Members of Greek houses, especially of fraternities, are in a unique position to make a difference, and this training will hopefully give them the tools to do so,” IFC president Wil Chockley ’15 said in an email. Many coed, NALFO or NPHC organizations conduct rolling recruitment, Lucas said, which allows them greater flexibility. Ultimately, however, all potential new members — including those who have completed DBI training in the past — must attend a DBI overview talk. This lecture-based session, offered for the first time this spring, provides participants with information about sexual assault issues and mobilizes students to look out for each other, Lucas said. Ten DBI sessions are scheduled between May 11 and May 13, according to an email sent to the Class of 2017 on Tuesday by GLOS. Additional talks will occur this fall. Carpenter 13, where facilitations are held, fits up to 150 people. DBI program developer Jennifer

Messina ’93 will facilitate all trainings, Lucas said. Lucas said that the new initiative targets students before they enter the Greek community and “capitalizes on the changing perspectives of individuals.”

“Members of Greek houses, especially of fraternties, are in a unique position to make a difference and this training will hopefully give them the tools to do so.” - WIL CHOCKLEY ’15, IFC PRESIDENT Lucas said the program is not limited to first-years or affiliated students. “Our primary goal is to get a jump start, but I would love for more of campus to get involved,” Lucas said. Alpha Theta coed fraternity president Cristy Altamirano ’15 said in an email that all students should hear

a DBI overview talk, as it addresses issues that affect the larger campus. “We provide the social spaces in which dangerous spaces could arise, but if more people were DBI-trained, then there would be a reduced chance of anything bad happening,” she said. Former IFC president Gunnar Shaw ’14, said in an email that his council had envisioned a similar type of initiative, adding that DBI training is a crucial aspect of social education that students should have prior to joining a house. “Instituting this policy represents a cultural shift that the Greek system desperately needs,” he said. Alpha Delta fraternity president Mike Haughey ’15 said the policy is a step in the right direction, noting that it is part of a continually evolving process. Phi Tau coed fraternity president Josh Schiefelbein ’14 said that although DBI training might not be as relevant to his organization because it does not host as many alcoholic events as other fraternities and sororities, he believed all current and future members would benefit from the skills taught in the training. Of nine first-year students interviewed, some expressed support for

the program while others questioned its effectiveness. The majority of students were uncertain about the details of DBI training, and a few were unaware of the policy change itself. Julian Bonorris ’17 said he believes

“We provide the social spaces in which dangerous spaces could arise, but if more people were DBItrained, then there would be a reduced chance of anything bad happening.” - CRISTY ALTAMIRANO ’15, ALPHA THETA PRESIDENT that further action is needed, though he supported the initiative. Emily Castle ’17 said that any program combatting sexual assault would be beneficial. Emma Garcia ’17 said she was

unsure how effective the training would be, noting that although DBI seems helpful in theory, it may not be in practice. Following recruitment, new members will participate in Movement Against Violence training, which complements the DBI overview talk but is tailored specifically to each Greek organization, Lucas said. Members of Greek organizations are currently required to participate in a one-hour MAV or DBI training session during their first term in residence after they have joined an organization. Over sophomore summer, members participate in a second one-hour session — a skills-based training in which groups of students discuss potentially harmful scenarios and effective solutions, Lucas said. The College also offers a third, more comprehensive six-hour DBI leadership training. Presidents of Sigma Nu and Zeta Psi fraternity and Alpha Xi Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority declined to comment. All other presidents of IFC, Panhell, coed, NALFO or NPHC did not respond to requests for comment by press time. Schiefelbein is a member of The Dartmouth staff. When

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Annual Link Up conference emphasizes positive body image FROM CONFERENCE PAGE 1

Link Up aimed to have a more lasting impact on conference participants than it has in past years, Stimson said. Among other activities and discussions, participants were asked to write themselves a letter that they would receive after graduating eighth grade. Throughout the conference, discussions focused on body image and the media’s influence on selfperception. Small group discussions focused on fostering connections and mutual encouragement among participants, Stimson said. “You are empowered not only by your personal beliefs, but by this community of women who support each other,” Stimson said. “By your supporting someone else, you’re giving yourself confidence.” The Panhellenic Council partnered with Link Up to expand the program this year. Representatives from peer advising groups, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, WISE, Women in Science, Women in Mathematics, Women in Computer Science and non-Panhellenic sororities were also invited to contribute. WISE program manager Kate Rohdenburg spoke about the media’s impact on girls views of themselves. She discussed gender roles, beauty

as a path to success and building community with other girls. In her talk, Rohdenburg urged the audience to find inspiration in other women rather than compete with them. Discussing dating and confidence, Rohdenburg urged women to only date people who think they are “awesome.” Other topics covered by speakers included healthy friendships and bullying. Kira Farris ’17, a Link Up member, gave a presentation that included video clips from “Mean Girls” (2004). “You can’t have women attacking other women when they’re already being attacked by the media,” Stimson said. A panel of four undergraduate women also spoke about middle school experiences. “Seventh grade was a particularly difficult moment in my life,” panelist Rin Kominkiewicz ’14 said in an interview. “If sharing my experience helps these girls, that’s all I can ask for.” Stimson said that while opening up to a table of strangers at first posed a challenge to young women, various games and discussions made the experience less intimidating. “At the end, they’re having these amazing discussions that they may

not even have with friends that they trust, but somehow, they have achieved this level of trust with strangers at their table,” Stimson said. Programming included crossing the line, an activity that asks people to consider their privilege, and a show-and-tell session of objects that brought them strength. During lunch, the Subtleties performed for participants.

Inviting campus sororities expanded the event’s funding, which allowed more middle school students to participate in the conference, Stimson said. The Panhellenic sororities crafted conference decorations during sorority pre-recruitment events over the last two weeks. Philanthropy is important to sororities and often gets lost in pre-

recruitment, Panhell vice president of public relations Jessica Ke ’15 said. Sister to Sister began in 2000 and originally focused on encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. It has since expanded to become a forum for discussing issues such as health, self-confidence and relationships. Stimson is a former member of The Dartmouth staff.


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TOMORROW 11:00 a.m. Modern Martha Graham dance class , Alumni Gym, Straus Dance Studio

5:00 p.m. Film screening, “The Lunchbox” (2013), Black Family Visual Arts Center, Loew Auditorium

8:00 p.m. Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble, Hopkins Center, Spaulding Auditorium

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Softball aims for first ever Ivy title Coed sailing team takes second at NE Champ. FROM SOFTBALL PAGE 16

a crushing blow in a 12-1 five-inning win the second game. “We’ve seen their pitcher before and we kind of know what’s coming but I think it’s going to be really big to battle every inning,” Kara Curosh ’14 said. “They’re a good team and they can come back any time.” “They’re a great team,” head coach Rachel Hanson said. “They’ve got a great pitcher, they can swing the sticks and they’ve got a great freshman player in Leah Allen that we have to prepare for.” Junior Alexis Borden, Penn’s star pitcher, is the current Ivy League pitcher of the week after pitching, and winning, three complete games against Columbia last weekend to earn the South Division title as well as becoming the 18th player in Ivy League history to record 50 career wins. In 17 innings, she allowed just one earned run and struck out 15 hitters, and is about to break the 500-career strikeout mark, a milestone Kristen Rumley ’15 broke two weeks ago. “We’ll attack the game the way we have the last week, if not the whole season,” Hanson said. “[We’ll] have great at-bats, we’ve got the best 1-2 combo in the league in Kristen Rum-

ley and Morgan McCalmon [’16] and we’ll continue to play great defense.” Rumley and McCalmon will need to be wary of two prolific freshman hitters for the Quakers — Alexis Sargent and Allen. After belting three home runs and six RBIs, Sargent is on a recent hot streak, increasing her season home run total to nine, to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week.




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Allen has 13 homers this year, which broke Penn’s single-season home run record. Allen currently trails the Ivy League freshman home run record by three and the single-season record by five. With a League-high batting average of .384, Allen is trying to become

the second player in Penn’s history to win the Ivy League’s batting title and the first freshman to win since Cornell’s Kate Varde did so in 2001. Currently ahead of Allen for the batting title is McCalmon, who leads the league with a .424 batting average. She would be the first Big Green player to win the Ivy League’s batting title. On Tuesday, McCalmon was named Ivy League player of the week for the third time this spring for her performance during Dartmouth’s series win over Harvard, which secured a spot in the championship and Dartmouth’s third division title. McCalmon was productive at the plate and on the mound, registering six hits, four RBIs and a home run to go with two wins and 19 strikeouts in the circle. Much of the series will revolve around the team’s ace pitchers and big hitters. Borden will likely start two, but Dartmouth may be able to capitalize with a timely hit if she starts to fatigue due to her heavy recent workload. Since the championship series started in 2007, the home team has won all seven.Home-field advantage could play a major factor, Hanson said. “It will be a great series,” Rumley said. “We’ve got a little unfinished business with them from last year.”


checking if it will be windy, rainy or shifty and think about that in a negative way. As a team, we don’t let those conditions affect us in a negative way. Instead, we try to think about how we can give ourselves the best shot given the conditions.” Yale’s win brought it the Bowl for the first time since 1981. The Bulldogs won with an A Division score of 47 and a B Division score of 64, bringing their total to 111. The Big Green followed with an A Division score of 67 and a 107 in the B Division. Boston College came extremely close behind the Big Green, rounding out the top three, just one point shy of Dartmouth. “Figuring out which way to get to each mark the fastest this weekend really was a mental game,” co-head coach Justin Assad said. “We have a strong boat handling technique that has given us success, and this whole weekend was a cerebral style of sailing.” Matt Wefer ’14 and Avery Plough ’14 took second place in A division. Deirdre Lambert ’15, Nate Greason ’17, Julia McKown ’17 and Houck took sixth place in the B division. For their performances, three Dartmouth sailors won all-New England honors. Wefer received first team all-NEISA skipper, Plough received first team allNEISA crew, and Houck was

awarded second team all-NEISA. Co-head coach Storck was named NEISA Coach of the Year. “When you have a full team really working together and focusing on the process of getting better every day, instead of focusing on results, you see success,” Storck said. Now, back on home turf, the team is ready to gear up for it’s final competitions. The previous weekend, the women’s team punched its ticket to the Sperry Top-Sider Women’s National Championship in Annapolis at the end of May by finishing third at the Reed Trophy to capture one of the NEISA’s eight spots at the championships. The team finished in third place at the Reed Trophy with a thirdplace finish in the A Division and a sixth-place finish in the B division to end up 47 points behind the champions from Yale. The women’s team also had to fight off another close challenger, edging the University of Rhode Island by five points. Last year, the coed team finished third at the Gill Coed Championships with a score of 256, 41 points behind the champions from the College of Charleston. The women dominated the field for their victory in 2013, finishing a clear 38 points ahead of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The team will break from competition until the championship regattas in early June.



FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014



No athletic events scheduled

Softball set for Ivy Champ. Series B y JOSH SCHIEFELBEIN The Dartmouth Staff

For the second consecutive year, the Ivy League Championship Series comes down to the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth, and the winner will secure the Ivy League’s automatic bid in the NCAA softball tournament. Last year’s Ivy League championship required all three games. Dartmouth defeated Penn 6-2 in

game two after losing 1-0 in game one. Penn then won the series, with a 3-2 victory in game three that ent the Quakers to the tournament and Dartmouth home for the summer. At the time, the two teams were well-matched on paper, both 14-3 in the Ivy League heading into the series. This year, the narrative has changed somewhat and the Big Green (29-16, 18-2 Ivy) will enter as the favorite looking to claim its first Ivy League title and first NCAA

tournament berth. Dartmouth’s 18 conference victories are the highest in program history. Penn (18-20-1, 13-6-1 Ivy) on the other hand has had an up-and-down year marked by moments of outstanding play and disappointing letdowns. Last month, on April 5, Penn visited Hanover for a Saturday doubleheader. Dartmouth squeaked by 3-2 in the first half before dealing SEE SOFTBALL PAGE 15


The softball team looks to avenge last year’s three-game loss to Penn in the Ivy Championship in Philadelphia.

Sailing claims spot at ICSA nationals


The Dartmouth Staff

The beginning of May presents two milestones for the Dartmouth sailing team: one month until the ICSA championship and the thawing of Lake Mascoma. Over the next weeks, the team will have plenty of opportunities to fine-tune technique and break in a brand new fleet of boats as the women prepare to defend their national championship and the coed team looks to improve on last year’s third-place finish. “It was impressive that we managed to get through all of our conference championships successfully considering we hadn’t

practiced on our home lake because it was frozen,” co-head coach John Storck said. “Now there are definitely small details we need to improve upon. The big picture stuff is all there, but we need to correct the small details that we couldn’t fix because we weren’t able to practice.” Last weekend, the coed team secured a spot at the Gill Coed championships by finishing second out of 18 teams at the Coast Guard Bowl for the New England Dinghy Championships, hosted by Yale University. The Bulldogs beat out the Big Green for the top spot by 63 points. Dartmouth sailors and Storck received NEISA awards for their success this past season.

In Saturday’s competition at Short Beach Cove, the sailors could fit just four A Division races and three B Division races before unstable weather barred the sailors from racing. Conditions improved slightly Sunday, as the winds shifted and the teams sailed six races in the A Division and seven races in B Division. That afternoon, however, winds reached upwards of 15 knots. “One of our biggest strengths as a team is taking a level-headed approach to each day on the water,” Scott Houck ’15 said. “Everyone is always going to check the weather, SEE SAILING PAGE 15

B y kelly wood School had been out for 15 minutes and a group of girls had gathered on the football field. “All right, I think we can do a mile and a half today,” I said. “Let’s get started.” This spring, athletes from the Dartmouth women’s cross country and track teams are coaching the Girls On the Run program at three local schools: elementary schools in Thetford and Hartford and a middle school in Hartford. The program uses running as a way to teach self-respect, confidence and healthy living. Though there is an emphasis on running, the program is about much more. The national program began in 1996 and was introduced to Vermont in 1999. Since then, it has expanded rapidly, now with teams at 144 schools across the state. During their junior year, Melanie Schorr ’06 and Meredith Curtis ’06 brought the program to Hartford. The friends had talked about getting involved in the community with a skill and a passion they already had — running. Curtis had heard of Girls On the Run, and it seemed like a perfect fit. Initially, the pair looked to find an established group in the Upper Valley, but there wasn’t anything like it. With the support of the Vermont’s Girls on the Run director and their coach at the College, they started their own program at Dothan Brook Elementary. At practices twice a week, after a warm up run, walk and skipping session, we circle up to stretch, which the girls take turns leading. Then we talk about the lesson for the day. This time, we started with a game. The girls worked together to untangle a human knot, and after 10 minutes or so, we were all free. We sat in a circle and discussed how we had figured it out, focusing on leadership and the characteristics of an effective leader. We ended by discussing how each of us is a leader in some way — whether it’s on a team, in class or even at home with our siblings. The season culminates with a 5-kilometer run, where all of the Girls on the Run teams celebrate the season. Having run dozens of road races since

high school, I can say that the program’s race is unlike anything I’d seen before. From the sea of pink T-shirts to the excited and piercing cheers of elementary school girls, the event is a spectacle with its unwavering positivity. Each girl wears a number one bib and gets a medal upon completion. A favorite memory is seeing one of our runners — who had told us she had never run a mile at the beginning of the season — finish the race with a smile on her face. She told us it was the hardest thing she’d ever done, but that she was proud of herself for sticking it out. As an athlete, that feeling is the biggest reward you can achieve. Some Dartmouth athletes also get involved coaching local kids through the Athletes United program, which offers third through sixth graders a chance to play free, organized sports twice a week. Big Green athletes who volunteer as coaches visit four schools in the Upper Valley for after school games. On Sundays, the young athletes come to Dartmouth for “game day.” Alpine skier Jake Perkins ’14, the program’s director, got involved at the recommendation of older teammates. He said he has enjoyed that Athletes United allows him to engage with kids and families in the community and get to know other Dartmouth athletes. Like Girls On the Run, the program has an educational component, focusing on one goal each session. AU plays soccer in the spring, basketball in the summer and dodgeball in the fall. It’s always fun to see a few of the Girls On the Run girls at Dartmouth hockey or baseball games. When our young athletes are in the stands, it’s a reminder of how Dartmouth athletes can be role models. The relationship between Dartmouth athletes and kids in the Upper Valley goes both ways. As the girls finish their laps at practice, each cheering on the next, we gather as a group. After some water and stretching, the girls talk about the upcoming race. Some are excited, while others are nervous about running farther than they have before, but for Dartmouth athlete coaches, this event is about so much more than the running — it’s about being a role model.

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