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When students enter the College of William and Mary, the Honor Code is one of the most respected traditions they encounter. However, when the voter turnout for the Undergraduate Honor Council for the 2013-14 term came in Jan. 24, only 23.84 percent of the student body cast ballots. Despite the small turnout, this was an increase from 20.4 percent in 2011. “From my experience, it’s risen a tiny bit steadily over the past few years,” Elections Committee Chair Alice Shaughnessy ’13 said.
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Still, less than one quarter of the student body cast a vote in the recent election. “It’s kind of disheartening, especially because it is so easy to vote. And it’s hard, because you don’t know the candidates,” Incoming Council Chair Erin Hills ’14 said, comparing the numbers to similar turnouts for Student Assembly elections. “I think that all elections on campus face the same issues.” The recent rise may be due in part to See council page 4
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Every year, the Last Day of Classes ends the spring semester with a bang. This year, the Student Assembly, AMP and their collaborators came together to provide an LDOC eve concert featuring Kendrick Lamar and Big Boi. “I’m really excited that the concert’s happening,” SA Madame Chair Kendall Lorenzen ’15 said. “I think it’s going to bring great publicity to I AM W&M diversity week, as long as we make sure that [we] keep the concert about diversity and integrate what Kendrick Lamar and Big Boi bring. … [Kendrick Lamar] talks about actual issues and in dealing with diversity; it’s important to talk about things. Even his big song right now, Swimming Pool, is about his uncle’s battle with alcoholism. He just adds a huge degree of depth.” The concert will mark the end of I AM W&M Week April 15 in William and Mary Hall. I AM W&M Week is a yearly event celebrating the diversity of the College of William and Mary student body. Due to the date of Lamar’s concert, the week will run longer than usual. “I think it’ll be really fun,” Assistant Director of Student Activities Trici Frederick said. “I think one of the reasons this was possible is that we did secure a donor for Charter Day, so a lot of the funding we would have had to use for Charter Day we were able to move that over to this concert. … We had a pop artist and now we have a hip-hop artist, so it’s a better variety of music.” Selection of the I AM W&M concert was a collaborative effort between organizations on campus and administrators. SA President Curt Mills’ ’13 email announcing the concert highlighted the efforts of SA Secretary of Diversity Initiatives Neal Chabra ’14, WCWM Station Director Todd Van Luling ’13, AMP Music Chair Phil Basnight ’13 and Frederick. “First of all, a big attraction with Lamar is that he is somewhat close to our age, so that made more sense,” Mills said. “Secondly, he’s just on fire right now; the number two album in the country. … And after we signed him, he literally hosted SNL.” The SA hopes the concert will bring the diversity week program to the forefront of the minds of students. “In years past, I AM W&M has definitely had a presence, See lamar page 3
One in Four changes name, message
College plans renovations of Tyler Hall
Aims to become more inclusive
Crews outline floor plans for a new fourth floor using current attic space
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One in four females experiences attempted sexual assault during her time in college, but sexual assault is not limited to women. Men and transgender people experience this tragedy as well. As such, College of William and Mary students decided it was time to recognize this common fallacy and expand sexual assault prevention groups on campus. “This is a human issue, not a gender issue,” President of Someone You Know Tim Lee ’13 said. “That’s what we were thinking about when we were renaming the organization. Our old name, One in Four, was gender specific, found in a study that applied to women. We wanted a more open message and to be more empowering to everyone on campus.” Last week, the student-run group formerly known as One in Four recently made the unanimous decision to break ties with the national One in Four group and to create a more inclusive student group dedicated to sexual assault prevention for all students, regardless of gender. The new group will be called “Someone You Know.”
Tyler Hall, the current home of the College of William and Mary’s English and psychology departments, is now the subject of renovation discussion still in it’s early stages. When considering building design, public colleges and universities must receive approval from the state government before completing concept designs and commencing construction. “We have finished the first step of the process, which is the schematic design, or how we divide up the existing floor space, set up adjacencies, and calculate the cost,” Director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Wayne Boy said. “We are currently having conversations with [the state government] about what the budget for the project should be.” A number of reasons triggered
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the renovation discussions, two of which are the age of building and the conditions of the building’s systems. “We want to bring [Tyler] to modernity, include more sustainable building practices and features,
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create a pedagogy to support modern teaching methods, make the building more accessible to all, and update it so [that] it complies with building code requirements,” Boy said. Once completed, the renovated
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Tribe baseball and lacrosse kick off this week. We break down both teams and the challenges they face in 2013. page 7
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The Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily reported that the James City County Board of Supervisors recently approved two contracts that would allow for the purchase of two new fire trucks and a new ambulance. After aid from the Virginia Department of Health, the ambulance and the fire truck will cost about $220,000 and about $1,270,000, respectively. The National Fire Protection Association mandates that fire trucks can only be used for 15 years and be on reserve for five. “Just like your own personal vehicle, they wear out,” Fire Chief Tal Luton said in an interview.
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Eight bills related to school safety were introduced to the General Assembly at the request of Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily. The bills include measures such as requiring lock-down drills each semester and penalties for entering a school armed. The Taskforce on School and Campus Safety, which recommended the legislation to McDonnell, includes William and Mary Police Chief Don Callis and Sandy Ward, director of the College of William and Mary’s School of Education School Psychology program. The Virginia Gazette reported that a summit on the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality took place this week at the Williamsburg Lodge with conservationists, government officials and academics in attendance. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers six states and Washington D.C. and over the past decades has become increasingly polluted with nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment. The summit made recommendations for homeowners to install rain barrels, replace grass lawns with native plants, and reduce or eliminate fertilizer use. An article in The Virginia Gazette reported that the Williamsburg Regional Library has been named a finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, which is the Institute of Museum and Library Services’s highest award. The medal is the nation’s highest honor given by the organization. “People of all ages seek out institutions like Williamsburg Regional Library for opportunities to advance their education, to learn new skills for the 21st century, for cultural connections and for civic engagement,” Susan Hildreth, the institute’s director, said.
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Tornados swept through the Southern Mississippi University campus earlier this week, running up tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
Colorado passes bill banning concealed weapons on campus
Tornado causes millions in damage at Southern Mississippi
Colorado Democrats passed a bill Feb. 15 that bans concealed weapons on all public college campuses in the state. This follows the passing of two other gun bills on the previous day. The bills will most likely be discussed on the floor Feb. 15. An article in The Huffington Post reported that arguments for the bill stated that college campuses, where large amounts of alcohol are consumed, are not safe environments for students to be carrying weapons. Those opposed testified that carrying weapons enables students to protect themselves from potential violence. This comes after months of debate from institutions like the University of Colorado. Last March, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that CU could not ban licensed concealed weapons on campus.
The University of Southern Mississippi was hit by a tornado on Feb. 10. As reported by the Associated Press, there was “tens of millions of dollars” worth of damage. Over 16,000 students attend the university. President Barack Obama signed an order which declared Mississippi in a state of federal disaster Feb. 13. The Associated Press reported that this order will help the university receive money for temporary housing repairs and loans. Classes resumed at the university yesterday. The building that formerly housed the jazz program will have to be torn down, all of the other heavily damaged buildings can be repaired.
Brown health plan to cover gender reassignment surgeries
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CORRECTIONS In the Feb. 8 issue of The Flat Hat, the Board of Visitors article on the Committee on Athletics incorrectly stated that the athletic endowment of the College of William and Mary was $52,210,457. This figure is the total endowment for the College, not the athletic endowment.
An article in the Brown Daily Herald stated that the Brown University’s student health plan will cover sex reassignment surgeries beginning in August. The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different gender reassignment procedures. The Herald reports that some of the procedures can cost as much as $50,000. This is part of the school’s attempt to be more accommodating to transgender students. According to The New York Times, Brown will be the 36th college to cover such procedures.
Free bags at Missouri State bookstore have major type According to http://KDSK.com, a St. Louis NBC-affiliated news station, Missouri State University’s bookstore gave out 6,000 free backpacks with a typo reading “Missouri State Univeristy.” MSU reportedly spent $70, 844 on 17,800 bags, but only half of the bags had the correct spelling. After some of the bags were given out and the mistake was discovered, staff at the bookstore continued to give out bags with the typos. This bad news only adds to the bookstore’s recent history of bad news. In August, Director Max Brixey resigned the day he was going to be fired after $500,000 was found missing from the bookstore and $81,000 in cash was discovered in his desk. He has yet to be charged with a crime.
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NEWS IN BRIEF Swem Music Library offers “blind dates”
TEDx coming to the College
Global Film Festival opened yesterday
Librarians at the Earl Gregg Swem Music Library in Ewell Hall started an initiative for students and faculty to learn more about their collection. The “Blind Dates” collection consists of 80 cds, each of which is covered with a sheet of paper that lists only the musical genre. The system is designed to expose students and faculty to new music. According to William and Mary News, there is a “Rate Your Date” card inside the CD. Students who return the card to the library by March 11 will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card to Chipotle or Amazon.
The College of William and Mary will host a TEDx event March 30 at 2 p.m. The event will feature nine speakers including professors and students. The theme of the conference is “historically innovative.” Students and professors who want to attend the event will need to fill out an online application and answer a few questions. “TEDxCollegeofWilliamandMary” will be held in Brinkley Commons at the Mason School of Business. The website, http://tedx. wm.edu describes the event as a “program of local, self-organized events that bring people together in a TED-like experience.”
The sixth annual Global Film Festival will run Feb. 14-17 at the Kimball Theater. The theme of this year’s festival is “Film and Youth,” and according to William and Mary News, one of the biggest events will be a screening of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Feb. 16 with a live video feed and “question-and-answer” session with some of the filmmakers. “Moonrise Kingdom” star Jared Gilman will also attend the festival and will judge one of the film competitions. Tickets for films are $1 with the exception of marquee screenings, which cost $2 for students and $3 for the public.
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City Council discusses new Stryker building Construction plans include updated City Council facilities, Library offices and meeting rooms BY BEATRICE LOAYZA flat hat STAFF WRITER
The Williamsburg City Council voted to begin the process of evaluating the unsolicited Public Private Educational Facilities Stryker Center Proposal that would construct a new community-oriented Stryker Building in downtown Williamsburg. The initiative is a joint venture between the City of Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Regional Public Library to develop a Stryker Center pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 and revised in 2007. Members of the Williamsburg community will have until April 12 to submit original proposals or amend the current architectural design proposed by Henderson, Inc. and Guernsey Tingle Architects. During this 45-day review period, council members will entertain competing proposals, negotiate funding distribution with the Williamsburg Regional Library, and make final approvals to the project’s various conceptual goals. If approved, the new 14,000 sq. ft. Stryker Building will have space designated for both the City Council and Regional Library Staff. Currently,
the new building is envisioned to hold five library offices, a new City Council Chamber, a City Council Workroom, a video-production studio, four multipurpose meeting rooms for the community, a foyer with local art exhibits, and some remaining meeting rooms available for rent. The Williamsburg Regional Library will replace all meeting spaces except the large auditorium with areas to conduct youth services and programs if the Stryker Project comes to fruition. Members of the Council voiced their enthusiasm to initiate the Project, believing it would ensure that downtown Williamsburg remained a center of community. “Revamping the Stryker Building by adding a library component and making it a community asset will bring people downtown,” Vice Mayor Paul Freiling ’83 said. Freiling and other Council Members agreed that the economic incentive to begin this project as soon as possible was great. “The timing is optimal,” Freiling said. “As inflation starts picking up, we must start taking advantage of low construction costs.” The council also passed the “Healthy Eating Active Living” proposal, making Williamsburg the first city
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City Council members decided at their Thursday meeting to receive proposals for the new Stryker Building until April.
in the commonwealth of Virginia to pass a resolution provided by the “Healthy Eating Active Living” Campaign of Virginia. Furthermore, the council entertained its
monthly operational and financial reports, passed the recent budget amendment to the Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and approved of a slope waiver on Burns Road.
Committee discusses transparency of College policies Student Assembly members call for clearer outline of handbook, Code of Conduct, arrest disclosure clause by claire gillespie flat hat assoc. news editor
As the time to make changes to the 2013-14 student handbook approaches, students and administrators are reexamining some of the College of William and Mary’s policies. The Student Assembly Policy Committee wants to make the handbook more user friendly. “The average student isn’t going to know why a policy is written a certain way,” Secretary of Student Rights Emily Wade ’15 said. “We can’t put the expectation of understanding the politics of the administration or the conduct process on an 18-year-old
math major.” Many students, for example, are unaware of what happens when they violate the Code of Conduct, which includes breaking Residence Life Contracts and alcohol violations. According to the handbook, students who have committed a violation attend an initial administrative meeting with a staff member from the Division of Student Affairs. Students then decide whether to meet with an administrator or to go to a Student Conduct Council hearing to receive a disciplinary sentence. “It’s a quick process when you go through an administrator,” Secretary of College Policy Ben Migdol ’13 said.
“[But a student] may feel that students are more sympathetic to their situation, or they may feel that the administration is out to get them.” Once the Student Conduct Council makes a decision, the administration cannot go against it. “It would actually be a fundamental violation of students’ rights if the College did something outside of that process,” Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct David Gilbert said. “The handbook is a contract with students. In theory, when they decide where they want to go to school, they would also look at the behavioral expectations of that institution, the values of the
community, and the processes used to address alleged misconduct.” According to Gilbert, 90 percent of students never come into the Office of the Dean of Students office fo a conduct violation. “It would have to be a very severe conduct violation and a repeat offender for someone to get separated from the College,” Migdol said. “It’s more of a learning experience. You get a slap on the wrist and you get a warning and you know not to do it again.” In addition to making the Code of Conduct more transparent, SA policy members want a clearer arrest disclosure policy. “That’s something that, as an
executive for the Student Assembly, we’ve been working to try to change,” Migdol said. “As a whole, the Student Assembly is pretty committed to not only streamlining the [handbook] to make it easier for students but also changing it in pretty significant ways that will benefit students.” The Dean of Students office recently submitted new arrest disclosure language to Vice President for Student Affairs Virginia Ambler ’88, Ph.D. ’06, who will present it to President Taylor Reveley for review. “There will be changes [to the arrest disclosure policy],” Gilbert said. “If it doesn’t happen mid-year, it will be implemented with the next handbook.”
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Rap artist and California native Kendrick Lamar will perform at the College to culminate I AM W&M diversity week on April 25.
Construction pending state funding Tyler Hall renovations will create more room for offices TYLER from page 1
department will return to Tucker Hall this fall upon completion of the Tucker renovation project. Currently, Tyler does not have a fourth floor, and one of the largest changes the building team plans to make is to “build out” the attic and create more space for offices. The layout of the first and second floors will change to house eight classrooms and two seminar rooms, as well as additional faculty offices. The third floor will hold additional faculty offices along the perimeter, of the floor with a large central conference room for meetings. The building plans for faculty offices will be more conducive for professors with small special study groups to gather and converse, catering to the intensity and size of
the departments that the building will house. Tyler’s current classrooms have tiered seating which, at the request of many faculty members, will be turned into “flat floor” classrooms with unattached seating. This will allow classrooms to be more flexible in terms of layout and will make it easier in the future to restore tiered seating with easilyremovable metal framing, should anyone request it. “This is really something we have been trying to do [in classrooms] anyway,” Boy said. The schematic designs are the first phase of design in a threestage process and represents the first 10 to 15 percent of the design effort. In this stage, the team will establish the dimensions of the building’s spaces, the size of rooms and the space adjacencies. Then
a cost estimate will be created based on these preliminary design decisions. The second stage of the design process will involve the building’s systems, including the electrical system and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Construction drawings and physical construction models will be created to complete this stage. Throughout the stages, the College Code Review Team will ensure that the hall meets building code requirements. Boy hopes to complete designs before the end of this year, start building in early spring 2014, and complete renovation in the summer of 2015. These dates are contingent on the state’s ability to provide funding in a timely manner.
but I think it has been more because of the t-shirts,” Lorenzen said. “I am hoping that with the concert we can place more emphasis on talking about diversity, and people will actually be attending more of the events that lead up to the concert.” Currently, $90,000 has been put forward for the concert effort from a variety of sources, including the SA and AMP. Mills spoke favorably of trying to include a larger spring concert artist alongside the Charter Day concert. “I would certainly be open if I were in the SA next year — which I won’t be, of course — to
establishing a spring concert as a thing,” Mills said. “Basically, [the SA could establish] a huge speaker in the fall and huge concert in the spring in addition to Charter Day, which I think is still a valiant effort.” Mills described the pending budget for next year and how it currently will distribute funds to incorporate a number of larger events. “The budget that we’re going to bring forward to the senate, I think, reflected a lot of the changes we made this year,” Mills said. “In [the budget the executive has determined for AMP], we tried to focus it more [on larger events] … if you’re taking student money, to really
put it forward to a big event. For instance, they’re only doing two comedians.” Mills described how this can be accomplished despite the financial issues the SA is currently facing. “I think student leaders can learn to work within the means we have,” Mills said. “I haven’t been pleased with the overrides on STI funding and that kind of thing, but I think there’s the money there if we allocate responsibly and get people really watching it and really accountable with the money, then we can do it all. … But we obviously ran a little closer to [being below the budget] than we would have liked to [this year].”
Student group broadens awareness policies One in Four finds national branch’s message lacking diversity ONE IN FOUR from page 1
The national organization has very much a vibe of we are the strong men protecting the helpless women which is something we are not entirely comfortable with, so we changed,” Someone You Know member Jonah Fischel ’16 said. Faculty advisor for the group, Eric Garrison M.Ed....... ’94 spoke in favor of the switch. “The loss is minimal and I think we should focus on what they gain,” Garrison said. “They lose a name and a script, but they gain freedom.” Along with the change in affiliation, the group hopes to reach out to more students during the orientation period and throughout the year. Traditionally, One in Four only
presented to male freshman halls during an extended orientation session. Now, the group hopes to instill a culture of continuous sexual assault awareness among College students. “What I would like to see at orientation is a studentdriven, administration-approved discussion about healthy relationships that serves as a starting point for four to six more years of conversations and programs,” Garrison said. One of the group’s main goals is to cater its message to the progressive and growing LGBTQ community at the College. “Often sexual assault and gender diversity are linked,” Lee said. “The misperception … can be harmful; there’s a link between that and sexual violence. We want to address these issues and the
harmful preconceived notions that people have.” Fischel agreed, commenting on the sensitivity of the subject. “Its something that’s very difficult to talk about,” Fischel said. “You get a feeling that the presenters are comfortable with the topic, but the audience may not be as comfortable … When men are talking to men about assaulting women it can come off as accusatory, and you don’t want that.” Someone You Know hopes to increase its presence on campus through programs and presentations, especially in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Additionally, the group wants to do more outreach with groups such as Greek organizations and athletic teams.
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Search for Dean of Students unfolds bY katherine chiglinsky // flat hat news editor
With the resignation of Dean of Students Patricia Volp, the College of William and Mary has begun the search for her replacement. Five finalists will hold public forums and interviews on campus within the next month. Two candidates have already met with students and faculty.
Brian Carlisle, the first candidate to hold a forum, currently serves as the dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Eau Claire, Wis. He was inspired to work in student affairs following the advice of a mentor during his undergraduate years at the University of Alabama. Since then, Carlisle has worked as an associate dean of students at the University of California – Los Angeles and as the associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as in his current position at the University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He suggested that the first few months as dean of students at the College would require him to be a sponge, soaking up the information about the current state of the office. After that, it boils down to prioritization. “I’m always looking at what are my immediate needs, what are my secondary needs,” Carlisle said. Student relationships play a huge role in the Dean of Students’ duties and Carlisle noted that he has dealt with issues where the interests of the administration and of the students fail to align. Navigation and negotiation, he pointed out, are the important
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Dean of Students candidate Brian Carlisle talks to members of the College.
Charles Klink pieces of solving any such problem. “I approach it from the perspective that students know best what students want and what students need, and so we have to listen,” Carlisle said. “Sometimes we have to listen to the things they’re not saying, as opposed to just the things they’re saying. Students also have to come to terms with the fact that collectively as administrators and faculty we have hundreds of years worth of collective experience of policies, practices and even research. ... Somewhere those two have to navigate and come together.” Carlisle emphasized that the fundamental building blocks of navigation and negotiation are strong relationships with students, faculty and administrators. As the dean of students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Carlisle hosted the executive officers of the student government at his house every year to encourage a conversation between administrators and students. “We have to be mindful that we want the institution to continue,” Carlisle said. “We have an obligation. … We have to be good stewards of everything so that the institution can survive long past us.”
Working just an hour down I-64 as the associate vice provost for Student Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, Charles Klink is already familiar with Virginia higher education. Klink is the second candidate for the dean of students position to visit the College of William and Mary campus. He previously served as the director for university counseling services at VCU, and before that as the associate director for counseling and consultation services at Ohio State University. Klink noted that it was an interaction with the Dean of Students office during his undergraduate years at Goshen College that led to his eventual decision to pursue a career path in counseling and administration. That meeting helped him realize the importance of an administrator’s interactions with students. “It’s about having substantive contact with students,” Klink said. “I feel like every interaction you have with students should be significant and meaningful. … I do feel like ultimately the work that we do is about the relationships we develop.” Klink also suggested that strong relationships are important for dealing with both good and bad experiences.
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Charles Klink, a candidate for the Dean of Students, speaks with students and faculty.
“I’m a big believer that, at the end of the day, we want to help students to be successful,” Klink said. “But equally as much, we want them to develop the capacity to have failures and disappointments and walk through those … I think sometimes failures are underrated, as [they help] develop our resiliency in life.” As dean of students at the College, Klink says that his first task would be to start to create a network of relationships through simple actions. “Part of it sometimes is just showing up to an event and letting students know that you’re there and introducing yourself,” Klink said.
Klink stated that a network of relationships, both with students and administrators, would help the College deal with controversial issues. “To me, it’s all about having a relationship with students and being able to engage in a dialogue,” Klink said. “Students think of things that administrators don’t think about sometimes. You have to create a climate where students feel that it’s safe to articulate opposing views. If we can’t do that, we’re in big trouble. … It’s how do you create a container for people to articulate those [opposing views] that is respectful of all the opposing views.”
Senate approves publication council budget for 2013-16 Chair or voting member must report to SA once a month or reserves will be frozen BY MEREDITH RAMEY Flat Hat NEWS EDITOR
The Student Assembly Senate unanimously approved the Publications Council contract in its meeting Tuesday. The contract allocates $170,000 to the Publications Council each
year for the next three years. Funds are dispersed among the 29 publications of the Council and includes funds to allow for new publications that request seed funding or membership. To enforce a clause that’s been forgotten in the past, the SA will freeze the Council’s Student
Publications Reserve account if either the council chair or a voting member does not present the state of the account to the Senate once a month. “The SPR fund presentation has been a part of the contract for years but it has not been enforced,” Madame Chair Kendall
Lorenzen ’15 said. “The SPR will be temporarily closed but once [the chair or voting member] comes back and give[s] a presentation … the funding will be unfrozen.” Sen. Drew Wilke ’15 and Sen. Ishan Bardhan ’13 attributed the lack of debate during Tuesday’s senate meeting to the thorough
discussions during Executive and Finance Committee meetings. During these discussions, senators spoke to Council Chair Justin Miller ’13, who agreed to the enforcement of the presentation clause. The contract will also account for a 1 percent inflation increase. Sen. Alice Shaughnessy ’13
introduced the Coffee Talks Act. If approved, the act will promote discussion between administrators and students of the College of William and Mary through casual chats over coffee. “We could have groups of five students sign up [through student happenings],” Shaughnessy said.
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increased outreach efforts from the Council. “We held two meet-thecandidates information sessions, which were new this year and pretty exciting,” Shaughnessy said. “It was so students could come in if they felt like maybe they didn’t know people who are running. Especially if you’re a freshman, you might not know rising seniors who are running, so there was kind of a meet-and-greet.” The issue of student outreach has been a sticking point with the Undergraduate Honor Council in years past. In 2010, the SA moved to cut funding to the Honor Council unless the Council reformed its proceedings and election process to make them more transparant. The two bodies eventually came to an agreement, but not before the College administration announced they would fund the Council directly. That year, College President Taylor Reveley announced the creation of the Honor Systems Review Committee, designed to address weaknesses of the current code and propose new +set of 2 Medium 1-ToppingaPizzas regulations. 5 Breadsticks + Three later, Youryears Choice of 1the SideHSRC has 1 Pan of Pasta, 1 Order of 8 Wings, not Sides yetInclude: finalized these revisions, OR 4 Stuffed Pizza Rollers. but HSRC members say they are closing in on a final draft. “Believe it or not we are finally very, very close to putting out a proposed redraft of the Code that
reflects the recommendations from our spring 2012 report,” HRSC Chair professor Clay Clemens ’80 said in an email. “We hope to do so before break and then begin to solicit feedback.” HSRC member and Associate Dean of Students Dave Gilbert commented on the length of the committee’s deliberations. “If you ask professor Clemens, he’s done the research, but the last time the code was revised it took a couple of years as well,” Gilbert said. “So I think our initial aim to get it done in one academic year was ambitious for a couple of reasons.” Despite its extended deliberations, Gilbert said the HSRC is working to get the changes approved as soon as possible. “We all have every desire to get this done this year,” Gilbert said. “The committee has coalesced for the most part about significant ideas. … We haven’t reached unanimity on all of them, but we’ve all gotten to a point where we understand there are times to fight and there are times to compromise, and we’ve reached a point where we want to reach a resolution.” Gilbert cited the size of the committee and the scope of its work as contributing factors to the delay. The HSRC has undergone considerable turnover as well. “I am one of maybe three or four standing members from the original,” Hill said. However, this turnover does not surprise members of the HSRC.
“I think that it was expected, knowing that you were fixing a student run process,” Hill said. “Students are going to come and go. … It may delay the process a little bit, but I think overall we’re contributing the same opinions and all agreeing on what needs to be updated on our Honor Code.” The new code, which could go into effect as early as next year, means the new Council members will have to be trained with a possible new set of rules in mind. “We’re training them now, hard on the processes,” Hills said. “There’s not much that’s going to change for us, but once we get wind that these changes are going to happen, we’ll continue the training.” The council in general saw a great deal of turnover two weeks ago, with fifteen new members and eight returning. Hills ’14 attributed some of this turnover to the organization’s requirement that members not be absent for over fifteen percent of the academic year. “It’s pretty similar every year,” Hills said. “Oftentimes you want to study abroad, and it’s a big commitment, and often we do have a lot of turnover in sophomore and junior years. … For the past several years that seems like the typical number.” Shaughnessy gave a positive opinion of the turnover. “I think it’s a good mix of returners and non-returners,” Shaughnessy ’13 said.
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The Flat Hat | Friday, February 15, 2013 | Page 5
One in Four advances T
By Patricia Radich, Flat Hat Graphic Designer
Forgetting how to have a conversation One guy told each person in the senior class what he admired about them, quite literally drawing them into his speech. The point is, it’s only boring if it’s one-way. Look at conversations. The best conversations go back and forth. The two parties listen to each other before answering. This sounds simple enough, but it’s an ability that seems to be fading lately. Flat Hat Staff Columnist This won’t be another long rant about technology, but there’s no way to talk about disintegrating conversation skills David Coleman, head of the College Board, has some strong without mentioning the internet and cell phones. It would be words about which types of writing should and should not be a big #elephantintheroom. I still don’t understand hashtags. taught in schools: Think about our interactions. We post pictures to “The only problem with [personal] writing is as you grow up Instagram while skimming quickly through those posted by in this world you realize people really don’t give a shit about others. We send each other funny Youtube videos and cute what you feel or what you think. What they instead care about animal pictures. These are all one-way outreaches that don’t is can you make an argument with evidence, is there something invite much response besides a ‘like.’ verifiable behind what you’re saying or what you think or feel With all of these one-sided interactions, it’s no wonder that you can demonstrate to me.” For the most part, I agree with his statement. I know what you’re we’re losing our ability (let alone our habit) of listening to thinking — and the irony of writing an editorial about the benefits and challenging each other, of making a point that is thought provoking, and elicits a response of expressing facts over opinions is not that may require us to defend our lost on me. But it seems to me that you Whenever I meet someone opinions. can express your thoughts and feelings who wants to sit down and Whenever I meet someone who in an appealing way, as long as it’s not wants to sit down and have a focused, in the form of a monologue to which have a focused, interesting interesting conversation, it catches the audience can’t relate. conversation, it catches me a me a little off guard. I’ve grown so For example, if you spend 10 little off guard. used to being able to say whatever I minutes telling me in detail about your want without being challenged — the dream from last night, I will either fall asleep or kick you in the shins. I have zero ways of relating to that. cell phones and laptops tend to emerge about two words into But if you strike up a conversation about the possible reasons the sentence — that I can feel my speaking skills slipping. Our generation (myself included) has so many distractions for which we have nightmares, I’m happy to partake. See the that we’re becoming complacent in our conversations. difference? Nobody listens, so nobody says anything real. Yes, I know We humans like ourselves, so we tend to enjoy anything we that this is a gross over-simplification, and no, I don’t hate read or listen to in which we can see ourselves. my generation. Besides the technological distractions, we’re At my high school, every senior was required to give a senior busy growing up while trying not to think about it. Sometimes speech on a topic of his or her choice. Finding an appropriate you’re tired, or the people around you are boring, so you don’t topic that would hold the attention of 500 high school students want to listen to them. But start by asking a question, and then for five minutes is no easy task. An oddly large number chose to talk about family vacations or pets (what?). The good ones pulled take the time to listen and respond to the answer. See where it goes. the audience in by making their topic relatable: talking about why high school is awkward or roasting a well-known teacher. Email Emily Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
he expression “one Tribe, one family” has gained popularity over the last several years at the College of William and Mary. This feeling of community has extended to concern for the health and well-being for all members of the student body. Both the College administration and student organizations place a huge emphasis on promoting healthy relationships and work to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in health and wellness programming. The campus organization previously known as One in Four changed its name to Someone You Know and split from its larger national organization to become more effective for this campus. The decision to change the organization’s name shows critical self-evaluation with the goal of providing better service to the campus. We support Someone You Know for taking a step back to evaluate how the group was being perceived on campus and deciding to change. This self-evaluation reflects our campus’ commitment to our fellow students through efficient service. The Red Flag Campaign is a prime example of how to disseminate information to campus effectively. The campaign managed to bring awareness to abuse through extremely thought-provoking posters. Furthermore, Health Outreach Peer Educators has worked to educate the campus community about sexual health and healthy relationships for many years. During that time, it has proved it is dedicated to making its organization approachable for students. When considering what constitutes a healthy relationship, we are reminded by these organizations that dating violence is intimate partner violence and not limited to any one sexual orientation. Our campus does not just prioritize education for healthy heterosexual relationships; rather, student organizations and the campus administration both have shown commitments to providing resources for same-sex couples at the College. For example, workers at the Student Health Center underwent LGBT Cultural Competency in Medical Settings training to ensure they could serve the needs of all members of the student body. The College has committed resources to providing the highest quality healthcare to students. If students need to discuss relationship problems with a trained professional, they have access to the Counseling Centers’ services or to outside services with initiatives from the Student Assembly such as Tribe Rides. Providing funding for STI testing has become a major priority of the SA in past years, and we hope this tradition will resume next year. These resources show that the campus’ dedication to student health is more than just talk; they show that the College is making an investment in its students’ well-being. Sexual health and healthy relationships are not issues that concern select students at the College. These issues must be addressed from all angles of the student body and by the administration. All organizations must self-evaluate to ensure the organization is promoting the health of the student body successfully. This evaluation might mean changing the name of an organization or considering the best ways to allocate funding, but this type of reflection will make our commitment to the health of our classmates even stronger. The staff editorial represents the opinion of The Flat Hat. The editorial board, which is elected by The Flat Hat’s section editors and executive staff, consists of Katherine Chiglinsky, Elizabeth DeBusk, Katie Demeria, Jill Found and Ellen Wexler. The Flat Hat welcomes submissions to the Opinions section. Limit letters to 250 words and columns to 650 words. Letters, columns, graphics and cartoons reflect the view of the author only. Email submissions to email@example.com.
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Should business school students be required to pay more in tuition in order to cover higher costs of running the program?
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A missed opportunity to advocate for reasonable campus gun control William Plews-Ogan The Flat Hat
America is staring down the barrel of a gun called fear. It is a weapon that fires harmless blanks and sends millions of Americans running for the idealized and absolute freedom they purportedly once had. Fear of government seizure of private guns has become the weapon and ammunition for the political war of words surrounding gun control — the fodder for the ideological firestorm that has left Congress stagnant and the American public wholeheartedly dissatisfied at a time when compromise is essential. The debate over gun control has gotten out of control, so let’s get back to the basics. Guns aren’t wrong. People that own and shoot guns aren’t wrong. Guns have been a staple of American culture and heritage for centuries,
and it would be patently wrong to ignore the Second Amendment and attempt to confiscate guns from lawabiding citizens. In fact, even the Brady Campaign has stated that the only way to curb gun violence and establish sensible gun control is to allow those who use guns responsibly to keep guns. Additionally, gun control will be a moot point if simultaneous steps aren’t taken to improve mental health services among our fellow citizens. Ideological discussions of gun rights, however, must be paired with fact: guns are a net detriment to public health. Over 47,000 people were murdered with firearms in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012. The problem is not just crime but lethal crime. United States’ crime rates don’t grossly exceed those of other industrialized nations, but its homicide rates do, to the extant that the U.S. is ranked highest among industrialized nations. Concurrently, with 88 guns per 100 citizens, the United States has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world and the least stringent laws. It
seems logical that high gun ownership would correlate with high lethal violence. It is significant that the commonly invoked fact that 2.5 million Americans defend themselves with guns each year, which was originally published in a 1995 study by Kleck and Gertz, has been denounced by peer researchers for faulty methods and proven statistically impossible. In reality, instances of successful self-defense using a firearm in the case of a burglary were reported to hover at below 2 percent based on extrapolations from an Atlanta study in 1995 by Kellermann. You can take or leave the statistics, but there is a specific policy discussion underway concerning guns on college campuses that is particularly pertinent to us. Over 350 college presidents have signed a petition to end the gun show loophole, require minimum safety standards, ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and not allow private guns on college campuses or in school classrooms. If any progress is to be made on the gun
control front, it seems that these are the demands that will get us there. It seems like a no-brainer — these reforms would enable you as a responsible citizen to legally buy a safe gun and know that those unfit to carry them will not have that privilege. Evidently, however, our college doesn’t agree: College President Taylor Reveley did not sign the petition.
This is not a time to freeze up with the fear that is so maliciously being implicated in policy discussions. We at the College of William and Mary know better than to pass up an opportunity at reasonable and moderate reform on a pressing issue such as gun control, and our time demands action, not just talk. Email William Plews-Ogan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Make me want to spread my arms and fly”
DeGraw delivers energetic show GRACE RAGO / THE FLAT HAT
Gavin DeGraw performed at the College of William and Mary Feb. 9 for the College’s annual Charter Day concert. The band Good Old War opened for DeGraw. AMP and the Student Assembly brought both acts to campus.
BY RACHEL BROWN FLAT HAT ASSOC. VARIETY EDITOR
When the College of William and Mary turns 320 years old, there’s bound to be a celebration. Luckily for students and the Williamsburg community, Gavin DeGraw and Good Old War know how to throw a great party. Students and the general public piled into William and Mary Hall the night of Saturday, Feb. 9 to hear singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and his opening act, indie-folk band Good Old War, perform some of their tunes. AMP and the Student Assembly brought the artists to the College, and the concert was sponsored by the non-profit organization Global Flight Relief. The band members of Good Old War definitely
pulled the hipster card, much to the enjoyment of the audience. Lead singer Keith Goodwin, who also played guitar and synthesizer, had some unforgettable dance moves reminiscent of Vector from “Despicable Me.” At one point, he even started doing the cat daddy. The lead guitarist, Dan Schwartz, played six-string and twelve-string acoustic guitars, and even had an electric that he played over his acoustic. The last member of the trio, Tim Arnold, played drums for the majority of the performance, but he also pulled out the accordion, cowbell and tambourine for a few songs. And if you pay close enough attention, you might notice the name “Good Old War” actually came from the names of the band members — GOODwin, ArnOLD and SchWARtz. Although you have to wonder why they didn’t use the “t” in
Schwartz’s name to make “Good Old Wart.” Harmonies were key toGood Old War’s performance. The trio harmonized well, which added depth and richness to their songs. Even though Good Old War is composed of only three members, all of their songs sounded full, with clear bursts of energy and plenty of enthusiasm, especially from Goodwin. Good Old War played some of their biggest hits, including “Coney Island,” “Better Weather” and “That’s Some Dream.” Everyone in the audience enjoyed their rendition of the Jamaican folk song “Day-O,” as evidenced by the crowd’s echoes of, “Daylight come and me wanna go home.” Good Old War’s main fault lay in their stage presence and transitions. Goodwin’s dancing (even when no music was playing) and remarks to the audience seemed awkward at times, and the guys had trouble going from one song to the next. However, Gavin DeGraw more than made up for what the trio lacked. DeGraw’s lead guitarist opened up with a heavy rock-anthem riff, and the audience roared as DeGraw stepped onto the stage singing “Sweeter,” the title track off his latest album. DeGraw did a great job mixing his well-known songs, such as “I Don’t Want to Be” and “In Love With a Girl,” with his lesser-known tracks like “Belief,” a soulful yet simple melody that he played solo on piano to give his band members a break. At times, however, DeGraw may have confused the concert with a relationship counseling session. Between songs, DeGraw gave the audience tips on how to behave on first dates and how to make up after fights. Even listeners who didn’t enjoy his music may have at least gained some love advice on how to get that perfect girl or guy. “It’s about doing the right thing,” DeGraw said. “Being there for somebody.” DeGraw also advised young musicians in the audience to live their dreams. The musician has certainly been living his dream. His first album, “Chariot,” went platinum, and “I Don’t Want to Be” was the theme song for One Tree Hill. Even those who think DeGraw’s blue-eyed soul and pop-rock isn’t quite their style may still be familiar with him as a past contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Some people may have been worried that DeGraw would not sound as good live as he does on the radio. After all, radio Taylor Swift and live Taylor Swift are two completely different people. However, DeGraw delivered a powerful performance with vocals that matched their radio quality. He wasn’t shy about hitting high notes; standing on top of the piano at the end of “Chariot” seemed to help him reach those risky pitches in the treble clef. For the encore, DeGraw performed his platinum single “Not Over You,” a song that reached No. 18 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The piano-driven melody was a fitting song to end the concert. Just as DeGraw isn’t over his girl, after his superb show of vocals at William and Mary Hall, the audience is surely not over DeGraw.
Living biblically: One woman’s religious immersion
Speaker explains her year of adhering to scriptural laws in a modern context BY MAX CEA FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER
Rachel Held Evans is not your average Evangelical Christian. Members of Evans’ audience who were unfamiliar with her work quickly learned this on Sunday when Evans spoke in Andrews Hall at the College of William and Mary. An usher wearing a black “Team RHE” T-shirt, which said “Operation Vagina” on the back, escorted audience members into the lecture hall. The T-shirt, which embraced humor while empowering women, foreshadowed the tone of Evans’ lecture. Evans was brought to the College by the leadership team of the Wesley Campus Ministry. However, Jannette Morris, a member of the leadership team, attributed the event to one person in particular. “A lot of it was Max [Blalock] ... our campus minister,” Morris said. Morris explained that the ministry’s mission is to bring in a different speaker each year. This year, members of the mostly-Methodist ministry were ecstatic to have Evans, who came to promote her second book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master.” Evans’ story is about the year she spent practicing “biblical womanhood” and exploring the meaning of the term. The project’s earliest roots date to Evans’ childhood. She grew up in Dayton, Tenn., the site of the Scopes Monkey Trial, where Evangelicalism was central to her upbringing and played a big role in the community. At the beginning of her lecture, Evans talked about giving her first public testimony at the age of 16. From Evans’ perspective, the testimony was a success. After breathing a sigh of relief and returning to her seat, a male peer affirmed her feeling of accomplishment. “Rachel, you’d be a really good preacher,” he said. However, the reason that the boy’s congratulations stuck with Evans was because he
added a qualifier. “Too bad you’re a girl.” Evans admitted that even though the boy’s words sounded harsh, she knew what he meant. Their church operated under the biblical pretense that women could not have authority over men. Thus, Evans’ first conception of biblical womanhood revolved around the idea that in certain areas of life, women were subordinate to men. Biblical womanhood had always fascinated Evans for several reasons. “The first,” she said, “was that nobody could really agree on what biblical womanhood was.” Evans criticized some Christians’ inflexible interpretations of the Bible. “We [Evangelicals] just love to take the Bible and turn it into an adjective and then stick it in front of another loaded word … to give the impression that God has a single position on this, that or the other,” Evans said. Evans subsequently proved her point by providing the audience with a list of books whose titles ranged from “Biblical Economics” to “Biblical Masturbation.” She then explained the second reason she is fascinated by biblical womanhood. “Any claim to a biblical lifestyle is inherently selective because technically speaking, it’s biblical for a woman to be sold off by her father to pay off debt,” Evans said. “It’s biblical for her to be required to marry her rapist. It’s biblical for her to cover her head when she prays. It’s biblical for her to be one of many wives. So why are some passages of scripture considered biblical while others are not?” Evans also discussed why she wanted to take on a project of this nature. “I wanted to challenge this notion that we can reduce the Bible to an adjective, and that we can reduce womanhood to a list of rules and roles,” she explained. “I wanted to see Christians move beyond the ‘Bible said it, I believe it’ mentality.” Evans then described the process of how she approached the year.
“I started by finding and identifying every passage of scripture I could find that had anything to do with women,” she said. “Then I studied all kinds of commentaries to see what those commentaries said about how people have interpreted and applied those teachings about women. And then I did a bunch of really interesting interviews.” Evans’ interview subjects included an orthodox Jewish woman, Amish women and a polygamist family. She was interested in seeing how each group interpreted and applied the idea of biblical womanhood. Then she decided to look at the biblical instructions herself. “I decided to spend that year following all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible, sometimes taking them to their most literal extreme,” Evans said. “So this meant I had to submit to my husband in all things. I had to cover my head when I prayed. I had to grow out my hair. I had to abstain from gossip, which is hard when you’re Southern. I had to nurture a gentle and quiet spirit, even during football season. And I even had to call my husband master for a week.” Cara Dost, a member of the leadership team, said she enjoyed the way that Evans incorporated humor into the book. “My favorite part in her book — one of my favorites — is when she literally follows Proverbs chapter 31, verse 23, which says, ‘Her husband is respected at the city gate’ by standing at the Welcome to Dayton sign, holding up another sign that says ‘Dan is Awesome!’” Dost said. Despite Evans’ humorous approach to some of her tasks, the lessons she took away from the project were serious and significant. The work that Evans did led her to reinterpret some of the ways that she had previously viewed the Bible. Evans said that overall, the year she spent studying biblical womanhood allowed her to see the Bible differently. “We all project, we all select, and we all have this tendency to try to reduce the Bible to a set of rules and roles,” she said. “In the end, the Bible really doesn’t give a blueprint.”
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The 320th spring break Dasha Godunova
confusion corner columnist
After an intense week that included the first Papal resignation in 600 years, a Gavin DeGraw concert and a visit to the College of William and Mary by former director of the CIA Robert M. Gates, it’s hard to believe that half of February is already behind us. It’s also hard to believe that our campus bubble was open enough to inform us of so many outside events, especially since my only knowledge of the real world comes from a CNN special I’m forced to watch on a treadmill with no visible remote. The College’s birthday is a notable event, but after 300 years, every birthday will sound impressive. 320? What about 321— or 330? I’ll be lucky if I live to a quarter of that age. So for me, the best part of this particular Friday is that two exact weeks from now, we will be departing for an absolutely glorious holiday. Unlike the tropical celebration infamously associated with them, the first 250 years of spring breaks at the College were not as uplifting. Originally created so that students could travel home and spend a week doing intensive manual labor so that families had food on the table come harvest time, breaks from school were more of a necessity for survival. Or maybe our ancestors just didn’t believe in holidays as much as our generation does. I’m not one to make assumptions. On a brighter 21st century note, for those of you partaking in any sort of tropical flights, road trips, skiing getaways, spring break alternative trips or international adventures, we are already jealous of the tan lines you will be bringing back to campus. However, the true beauty of spring break is that it is a week unattached to any traditions, religions or forced family reunions. In fact, it is the most selfish of all holidays, precisely because it is supposed to be spent exactly how you desire. For some, that may mean driving down to Miami with the rest of collegiate America and enjoying all that beaches and sketchy downtown bars have to offer. For others, it may mean camping out on your couch with summer novels, trashy magazines and the puppies or kittens that you have been missing since winter break. For the typical College overachiever, it may include teaching English in Haiti, building houses in Louisiana, planning water irrigation in Guatemala, and generally attempting to save the world one day at a time. We’re a diverse bunch of students here. For freshmen at the College, spring break was a very different story only a short year ago. For the guys, it was more of a 10-day streak of video games and late-night pizza rolls and Hot Pockets. For girls, it included local shopping malls, horrendous make-up experiments and a lot of “should I wait for him to text me?” dilemmas. But now that you are in college, spring break is your time to shine. The world is your oyster, and seafood lover or not, there is a world full of possibilities for you to see and experience. Sophomores and juniors, I expect nothing but incredible Facebook pictures from worldwide destinations. But my best advice goes out to seniors, who I know have been motivationally deprived since Thanksgiving — just try to come back alive. Dasha Godunova is a Confusion Corner Columnist, a senior at the College and hopes to find some motivation to at least return to the United States once she touches down in Europe two weeks from now.
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BASEBALL PREVIEW // JARED FORETEK, FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR Key Games Baseball The College will open its non-conference slate with three games at Clemson before travelling to Charlottesville for one game against Virginia. Other highlights of the non-CAA schedule include three games against Siena, three against UPenn, three with Rutgers and a showdown in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech. Lacrosse As has become custom, the College will play a treacherous nonconference schedule. For the third year in a row, the Tribe will face Duke, ranked No. 7 nationally. In addition to Duke, the Tribe will face No. 13 Ohio State, No. 8 Virginia and No. 4 Maryland before beginning conference play. Key numbers
Pinzino takes over as head coach as Tribe looks to break into postseason As players mill around the Plumeri Park locker room preparing for their Wednesday practice, the weather outside is dreary. The temperature in the high forties, the wind is blowing and a light mist is coming down. Of course, this can only mean one thing: it’s baseball season again in Williamsburg. William and Mary will return to the diamond Friday when it kicks off a three-game set at Clemson. With it are plenty of fresh faces, most importantly its new head coach, Jamie Pinzino. After seven seasons at the helm, Frank Leoni resigned the head coaching position following a tumultuous year and Pinzino, a head coach at Assumption College and Bryant University before joining the Tribe as pitching coach last season, was tapped as his replacement. A graduate of Tufts University and the 2010 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year, Pinzino is staying away from comparisons with Leoni, whose strong personality at times bordered on polarizing. “I try not to classify myself as a coach,” Pinzino said. “That’s something best answered by other people. I’ve always felt that you just have to be yourself as a coach … As a coach, you need to be somewhat of a strong personality to keep all 35 guys going in the right direction, but it’s just about being yourself.” Pinzino will try to improve upon the team’s 2012 output, when it began by cruising to a 19-7 non-conference mark before disappointing in Colonial Athletic Association play and missing the postseason with a 12-18 CAA record (31-25
overall in 2013). Pinzino’s already made a lot of changes, completely shuffling the infield by moving junior Ryan Lindemuth from third to second, sophomore Michael Katz from first to third, and senior Kevin Nutter from second to first. Lindemuth, unquestionably the College’s 2012 offensive MVP after leading in on-base percentage (.458), slugging percentage (.563) and runs (54), praised the entire staff, which also includes two new assistants: hitting coach Brian Murphy and pitching coach Brian Casey. “We have really good leadership amongst the coaching staff,” Lindemuth said. “I think our team is really close this year. I think that’s something we may have struggled with in the past.” Lindemuth will anchor a lineup packed with young talent and veteran leadership. At the top will be Nutter, who was second to Lindemuth with a .431 OBP, and senior center fielder Ryan Brown, who led the team with 17 stolen bases. Joining Lindemuth in the middle of the order will be Katz, who slugged his way to a Tribe-best 10 home runs and a freshman all-American selection in 2012. “The key is how much that lineup can get stretched out,” Pinzino said. To do that, he’ll turn to — among others — senior shortstop Ryan Williams, who logged a .344 OBP and 24 runs batted in last year. “[He’s] had an outstanding pre-season,” Pinzino said. “He’d be a guy we’re looking to stretch that
lineup hitting in the 6, 7 hole.” Rounding out the lineup will be freshman catcher Ryan Hissey, junior left fielder William Shaw — a transfer — and senior right fielder Derek Lowe. But last season the College mostly won games with its arms, posting a CAA-best 3.01 earned run average. The rotation, though, will be missing two key pieces, Matt Davenport ’12, who led the team with a 1.73 ERA and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and Cole Shain ’12. Leading the starting four this season will be senior righty Brett Koehler, who posted six wins, 55 strikeouts and a 3.21 ERA last season. Following him will be senior righty John Farrell, sophomore lefty Jason Ingraham and senior lefty Matt Wainman. “I realize this is my last season and I just want to be out on that mound,” Koehler said. “I’m expecting big things out of the rotation. We’ve got a lot of experience and if we can set the tone we can do some big things.” The off-season has brought a lot of change, but Pinzino and his team are hoping that with opening day will come consistency in performance. “For the players, change sometimes can be tough,” he said. “There’s a lot of things — even though I was here last year as a pitching coach, — when we come in here it’s a different system, there’s an entire new set of assistants and that’s an adjustment for guys. Hopefully the changes that we’re making are for the better.”
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2012 on-base percentage, 4th in the CAA
Junior infielder Ryan Lindemuth’s runs last year, most on the team
9.88 Lacrosse: 2012 goals per game
Percentage of shots on goal converted into goals
Senior forward Krystin Mackrides goals last year, most on the team
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Tribe gears up for new season, hopes for improvements on both sides of ball Even the greatest of dynasties don’t last forever. The Beatles split up, the New England Patriots stopped winning Super Bowls and the Twinkie is nevermore. Such is the lesson for William and Mary after the 2012 season. The Tribe, which had enjoyed several years of dominance within the Colonial Athletic Association, suddenly fell to the bottom of the conference with its first losing season in five years. A bevy of underclassmen and a new head coach struggled to earn victories and live up to the program’s storied recent history. Head coach Brooke Ireland was hired just three weeks before the season opener, robbing the squad of valuable practice time. “Last year was an interesting year because we didn’t have a coach for the fall, so when we came out for the first few games, we were literally just getting our feet under us,” senior defender Brett Hayes said. With its disappointing 4-13 campaign behind them, the Tribe hopes that the growing pains are over and that 2013 serves as a reboot to an otherwise successful program. The College returns seven of its top eight scorers from last season, most of them at attacker. Senior attacker Kyrstin Mackrides, one of the team’s three captains, returns after posting 32 goals and four assists last season as one of the College’s most dynamic offensive options. Taelor Salmon, a speedy junior who blossomed
last season, hopes to continue to grow after recording 31 goals and 11 assists last season. Sophomore attacker Kaliegh Noon was one of the bright spots for the Tribe last season. As a freshman, Noon came in and helped the College fill a scoring void by providing 20 goals and 14 assists last season. Salmon believes that the College will played with a renewed life on offense this season. “We are working on a lot of ball movement, not so much standing around, and we run a three-second offense, so … we just want to keep it moving to keep the defenders [offbalance],” Salmon said. The midfielders will be anchored by a pair of experienced seniors. Senior midfielder Katie Stillwell, a second-team All-CAA selection in 2012, hopes to continue to be a dominating presence in the middle after tallying 12 goals, three assists, 20 ground balls and 21 ball controls. Stillwell is joined by senior Caitlin Murphy. Murphy, a consistent force for the College all season, was especially important in the Tribe’s season-ending victory over Hofstra by contributing two goals, an assist, three ground balls and a draw control. Ireland is hopeful that her experienced defenders can help propel the Tribe to victories. “The midfielders have been playing together for a long time,” Ireland said. “They know eachother, they know the plays, they are smart, they are disciplined.”
Ryan Lindemuth The junior infielder led the team with a .458 on-base precentage. Look for Lindemuth to impress at the plate and infield.
Michael Katz After a stellar freshman year, Katz will move to third base. Named a freshman All-American last season, Katz should help anchor the infield.
Brett Koehler Koehler leads an experienced pitching staff. The right hander notched six wins last season.
Baseball: 2012 ERA, first in the CAA
Players to Watch
The College’s defense will be anchored by a mix of seniors and sophomores. Senior captain Brett Hayes and senior defender Hannah Clarke are the Tribe’s elder statesmen at defender. Hayes appeared in 15 games last season and recorded four ground balls and two turnovers. Clarke, meanwhile, earned three starts last season, and performed well in a reserve role as she notched 15 ground balls and 18 draw controls. Sophomores Maggie Bermingham and Allison Henry will look to capitalize on expanded roles this season. At goalkeeper, the College returns a stable of experienced goalkeepers. Junior Colleen Nofi was awarded the start Wednesday against American after being a reserve goalie for most of last season. Nofi saw action in three games last season, including against Delaware, where she made a career-high seven saves. Senior Emily Geary and freshman Meredith Crizer could both see action between the pipes this season. “Colleen Nofi has taken the lead and been the most consistent … but really we could use any of our goalies this year,” Ireland said. “They all have different styles of play and we might look to utilize all of them.” The Tribe opened its season Wednesday with a 17-13 victory over American, and hopes that the positive vibes from their first game carry over the rest of the season. “I think our attitude is different this year,” Hayes said. “We are hungrier and more ready for it.”
Katie Stillwell The senior will anchor the midfield after earning second-team All-CAA honors last season. Stillwell scored 15 points on 12 goals and three assists.
Taelor Salmon Offensively, the Tribe will look to junior attacker Salmon to get the job done. Salmon scored 31 goals and added 11 assists last season.
Brett Hayes Seeing time last season as a reserve, Hayes should find more playing time. Hayes will lead up a defensive unit looking to improve.
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College hangs on over UNCW at home Thornton scores 25, Britt 22 for CAA win U N C - WILMIN G T O N Seahawks william and mary tribe
BY CHRIS WEBER FLAT HAT ASSOC. SPORTS EDITOR With 11 minutes, 44 seconds remaining in the second half, William and Mary head coach Tony Shaver sat on the bench as it were a recliner. There was no need to worry, as his squad had built a 25-point lead over visiting University of North Carolina Wilmington (9-16, 409 CAA). Five minutes later Shaver had abandoned his chair and resumed pacing the sideline. If any team were to lose a 25-point lead and somehow find lategame drama, it would be this one. “When you’ve had some tough luck late in ball games like we’ve had — three double-overtime losses and a tough loss here the other night — winning’s not easy,” Shaver said. While it wasn’t easy or pretty, the Tribe did escape, riding sophomore guard Marcus Thornton late to down the Seahawks 92-86. ”It was a good win for us. We always find a way to make it interesting,” junior guard Brandon Britt said. “I know we were up by like 25, but it ended and we won, so it feels good to get that win.” After losing a 25-point lead in the closing minutes, the show turned to Thornton. With the Seahawks using a fullcourt press, his ability to weave through traffic and draw fouls proved enough to preserve the win. As the second half wound down, the College’s play turned sloppy, reminiscent
of many late-game meltdowns throughout the season. “We have to find a way to finish games,” Britt said. “It’s been our thing all year. We’ve been right there with everybody, we’ve played with them, but we just can’t finish it. I’m glad we found a way to win today, but we have to work on finishing games.” To Shaver, the Seahawk’s run was a result of poor defensive execution, especially when it came to rebounding. “We got a little sloppy with the ball, Shaver said. “That was key because it gave them easy transition baskets that they didn’t have to earn.” “We weren’t quite good defensively, and certainly our rebounding wasn’t as good the second half. Where we did get stops, they got the rebound and scored on it.” The College scored just seven secondchance points, while the Seahawks tallied 19. Turnovers also allowed the Seahawks to rally as Wilmington scored 20 points off Tribe giveaways. “We had 13 turnovers,” Shaver said. “That gave them easy transition baskets, and we have to be tougher on the defensive boards. We gave up 11 second shots. Those two things, that’s probably 20 points right there.” Ultimately, the Tribe’s offense proved enough to pull out the win. Shaver used 10 different players in a variety of rotations, with four different players scoring in the double digits. “Everyone played with confidence,” Thornton said. “A lot of games this year, guys have missed a couple of shots and lost their confidence. Everyone stuck to what they did well, we were able to score.” Missing shots wasn’t a primary
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Junior guard Brandon Britt finished with 22 points on 8 of 10 shooting and 6 assists, leading the Tribe to a 92-86 conference win over UNCW.
concern: The College shot 61 percent from the floor (its best percentage since 2006), 57 percent from beyond the arc and 89 percent from the free throw line. Thornton finished with a game high 25 points and five assists, but it was Britt who carried the team for much of the game, going 8 of 10 from the floor and 3 of 4 from three to finish with 22 points and six assists. “I’m glad I hit some shots. I’ve been putting the extra time in shooting the ball in the gym, so I was glad I could shoot the ball well,” Britt said. “I’m proud of myself for getting other people shots. I think it was like a career-high six assists for me, so it was pretty good.” More than anything, Britt impressed Shaver with his decision making.
“Brandon had 17 or 18 at half, and he had three two-on-one breaks in the second half,” Shaver said. “He might have shot that ball earlier in the year, [but] he gave it up to teammates. That’s a big step for our ball club right there. … Brandon was terrific.” Shaver’s rotations helped balance the Tribe’s offense. Despite struggling earlier in the season with uneven offensive production, the Tribe got production out of some of its younger players. “We switch the teams up a lot in practice,” Thornton said. “Everyone has a good feel for everyone else out there, so we all mesh well.” All told, the Tribe’s offense erupted for 51 first-half points, the most its put
up since 2007. In the first, the Seahawks scored one point per possession, while the Tribe pumped in 1.5. The College also improved defensively. Contesting shots and defensive rebounds helped the fast-break game, where the Tribe outscored the Seahawks 24-8. The Seahawks’ Keith Rendleman scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, but fell short of dominating the contest. “We were playing with energy on defense, and we tried to do a good job on Rendleman,” Britt said. “He’s a good player so he made some shots, but I think in the first half we came out with energy and played good defense.” The Tribe travels to Old Dominion Saturday.
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