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eServices launches Program allows students to pay bills directly online
What’s the future of the three-person rule?
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Starting this month, the College of William and Mary will begin utilizing a new online program called eServices that will streamline the payment process of student tuition and fees. According to College Bursar Pamela Johnston, eServices was a necessary addition to the College’s financial processing services. “There was a need for the students to be able to navigate through the Student Account self-services module in Banner, to be able to pay directly online, to add a third party payer or authorized user to be able to make payments directly on your account, to receive refunds via direct deposit as opposed to paper checks,” Johnston said. Cait McCormick ’16 supports the idea of eServices. “Well, it looks like a good idea,” McCormick said. “I mean, to be able to pay everything in one place sounds pretty convenient. This sounds like it collects all the extraneous bills and things and puts them all in one place to pay them.” eServices, which the Bursar’s Office began implementing over the summer, will become operational in three phases. The first phase, which began yesterday, will allow students to view and pay their bills online via credit card and will allow parents or other non-students to create eServices accounts and pay on behalf of students. “I think the important thing for this first phase is [for students who] want an authorized user to make payments and view their account activity — they need to authorize that,” Johnston said. Students are looking forward to parental access to online bill-paying through this new program. “I definitely think this’ll be more efficient,” Will Barnes ’14 said. “I tend to find that being able to pay bills online is always more efficient because the minute you open your computer you’re able to get that taken care of. I personally am leaving bill-paying to my parents, but I’m sure they’ll appreciate an easier method of doing this.” The second phase is set to start in December and will allow students to pay for both their spring semester bills and housing deposits via Touchnet, the system through which eServices is run. In this See ESERVICES page 3
Will Hanes ’13, Mike D’Aguillo ’13, Ellyn Greene ’13 and Chris McKenna ’13 live in one of the 12 houses near campus allowed to rent to four unrelated persons.
When Ellyn Greene ’13 and her three roommates signed the lease on their four-bedroom house on South Boundary Street in spring 2010, they were doing something that, just months before, would have been illegal.
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According to the City of Williamsburg’s three-person rule, which drew ire from students for years, rental properties were legally allowed to house only three unrelated persons at the maximum. This policy was amended in Dec. 2009, when the city changed the rule to four persons in certain circumstances. The owner of the house on South Boundary Street applied for the program, and the house was one of 12 residences that fit all the requirements for the exception, allowing him to rent it to Greene and her roommates. Now, two years later, Williamsburg City Council has announced that they plan to review the program. In Oct., City Manager Jack Tuttle sent
a memo to the council regarding the program. Since its inception, 18 owners have applied, and 12 of those 18 houses received final approval. In order for a house to qualify for the program, the owner must submit a floor plan and plot plan to the zoning administrator. The house must be 2,000 square feet or greater, excluding unfinished areas or garages, and must receive yearly inspections by the city. “From the perspective of city staff, the program has been successful,” Tuttle wrote. According to a report from Zoning Administrator Rodney Rhodes, the city has not received any complaints that the See HOUSING page 3
CollegeCambio relaunches its online marketplace website Site will feature a news feed, commenting feature and direct messaging system and will only be open to students BY AINE CAIN FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER
The College of William and Mary will welcome its own Craigslist-type online marketplace with the re-launch of CollegeCambio. CollegeCambio, created by Matt Sniff ’15 and Joe Laresca ’15 in 2011, relaunched Nov. 7 to provide students with an online marketplace specific for them, requiring a College email address in order to participate. As part of the reboot, CollegeCambio streamlined its features and engaged in an online marketing campaign to raise awareness. The site can be used for a range of things, from selling and buying textbooks and electronics to securing rides home during breaks. “We originally came up with the idea last September,” Sniff, who serves as
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the sites chief technology officer, said. “We were freshmen, and we were just thinking about what we could start at the school and what was really needed.” Cambio user Sun Joung ’14 started using the site in its original state and liked what he saw. “I heard about it last year for the first time from flyers all over the campus,” Joung said. “I have used it for selling textbooks. I haven’t sold anything yet For more about but I think it’s CollegeCambio, an awesome check out [way] to sell or flathatnews.com buy things.” for an interview Around with the founders. 1,100 students registered last year, but the founders saw room for improvement and strived to have the site become universally used on campus.
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Sniff credited his summer experience at a startup incubator with helping him to improve the site. “Now, it’s kind of like an iPhone for the campus,” Sniff said. “Everything you’d ever think you’d do or need is on CollegeCambio. That’s the way I picture it.” The new site includes a Twitter-esque news feed, a commenting feature and direct messaging. Chief Executive Officer Laresca expressed that CollegeCambio’s efficiency lies within its exclusivity. “Basically, we wanted to create something just for William and Mary,” Laresca said. “What this site does is put students on a website. It’s where you can search for and find what you need. You don’t have to go on Craiglist and go through city, state and country.” As part of the reboot, the founders
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CollegeCambio had 1,100 students join last year, but hopes to increase its audience.
went to Student Assembly President Curt Mills ’13 to aid in getting the site to the entire student body. “They pitched me this project over the summer,” Mills said. “I was pretty impressed with what I saw. I tried to give them some insight. I’ve also been in talks trying to integrate the site with the school. Blackboard’s not owned by the school, and if that can be linked, then maybe the College would be interested in backing a homegrown company.”
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CollegeCambio Launch Campaign Manager Mackenzie Wenner ’13 has worked to increase the site’s audience and found the re-launch to be a success. “In the last week, we’ve seen huge gains in both the website’s Facebook presence as well as participation in this new college marketplace,” Wenner said. “In my estimation, the campus is embracing this new service wholeheartedly and I am confident that our community will be the better for it.”
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According to the Virginia Gazette, James City County could increase its conservation program by 27 percent next week with the purchase of a 158-acre farm off Bush Neck Road. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, the county would be able to limit development on the land, and owners David and Stephanie Allen would retain ownership. This $1.3 million purchase would add to the existing 583 acres already held by the county. The land being in question is currently a farm that offers usable land and scenic views. The county still has $14 million available for borrowing to acquire land, but as of now there are no plans to use it.
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This house, for as long as I’ve lived here, has always been an open place, and that’s something that’s unique to a neighborhood . —Ellyn Greene ’13
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Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant and Martin’s grocery store have found ways to give back to the less fortunate during the holiday season, according to Williamsburg Yorktown Daily. Captain George’s is taking nominations for someone who “puts the needs of others before their own.” The winner and his or her family will be given a Thanksgiving meal from Captain George’s. Nominations will be taken through Nov. 15. Martin’s will be taking donations of $5, $10 or $20 at checkout until Dec. 1 to be given to the Salvation Army of Williamsburg and a few Richmond charities. Hunger Relief Boxes are available for $10 and will be donated to the Central Virginia Food Bank. Martin’s will be taking new, unwrapped toys to be donated to Toys for Tots beginning Nov. 18. Hundreds of veterans turned out for the Veterans Day march in Colonial Williamsburg Nov. 11, according to the Virginia Gazette. Actors portraying General Washington and Patrick Henry were in attendance, looking on as the veterans made their way through Williamsburg behind a marching band. According to Tom Hay, master of ceremonies, more than 300 veterans gathered for the event. Many spectators were not veterans but came to show appreciation for the troops. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, historic tradesmen of Colonial Williamsburg will make roughly 20,000 new bricks this week. These bricks will go toward reconstruction and restoration of buildings around the historical area, including an industrial complex owned by James Anderson who was appointed public armourer in 1776.
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Students at Amherst College created a photo series with real responses to illustrate their grievances with the way the administration responds to sexual assault.
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Sexual assault survivors protest at Amherst College According to The Huffington Post, a group of students at Amherst College used the power of photo series to voice their frustrations with how poorly the school’s administration handles sexual assault. The series, inspired by the blog “Project Unbreakable,” shows students with large white cards held in front of their faces documenting the real responses of friends, administrators and even psychologists after finding out they were sexually assaulted. Students in charge of the photo series wanted to assert the changes that need to be made in the administration, as well as in the community, to spark a stronger reformative movement and improve the treatment of victims of sexual assault on college campuses in general. Parents of Robert Champion reject settlement offer Robert Champion, a drum major in the Florida A&M University marching band, was killed last year during a Florida A&M hazing ritual in which fellow marching band members inadvertently beat him to death. Florida A&M insists Champion was responsible for his own death, and tried to put an end to the wrongful death lawsuit his parents brought against the school with a settlement offer of $300,000, but his parents rejected it. The case gained national attention when a medical examiner ruled Champion’s death a homicide. Charges were brought against 14 of his fellow bandmates — some of whom had carried Champion’s casket to its burial — as well as the bus driver and the bus company where the beating occurred, reports The Huffington Post.
Colleges increase tutions College Board released a report last month that show the average price for in-state tuition at a four-year public university has gone up approximately $400 across the board. That $400 is approximately a five-percent increase in tuition when not accounting for room and board. The average tuition price in the United States is $17,860 per year, which only one-third of students have to pay in full. Considering the 151 colleges in the United States that already charge more than $50,000 a year for tuition, this increase is putting a strain on families. Co-author Sandy Baum explained that student finance management trends are going to have to change drastically in order for students to be able to pay for college. Harvard faculty adopt new policy to curb drinking The Harvard Crimson reported Thursday that the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences adopted a new collection of college-wide policies aimed at curbing high-risk drinking. Students over 21 may enjoy mixed drinks, beers or wine, but hard liquor and drinking games, including tailgating, are prohibited throughout campus. There are stricter guidelines on what is permissible at house formals. The vote came after two years of pushing the administration to be more proactive to stop harmful drinking. Because the rules are new, the administration’s biggest concern is ensuring students are abiding by the new rules. However, House Master Diana Eck explained that making students aware of the repercussions of heavy drinking may only be beneficial.
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CORRECTIONS In the Nov. 9 article “Four More Years” the Flat Hat incorrectly stated that the College Republicans called 1,200 people. They called 12,000.
Thursday, Nov. 11 — An individual was arrestsed for driving under the influence of alcohol at the intersection of Lafayette St. and South England St.
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Thursday, Nov. 11 — An individual was charged with possession of marijuna on Second St.
Thursday, Nov. 11— An individual was reported for aggravated domestic assult on York St.
Thursday, Nov. 11 — An individual was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Richmond Rd.
Thursday, Nov. 11 — A woman was arrested and charged with maiming on York St.
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The Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers recently recognized the College of William and Mary’s Registrar Sara Marchello for her involvement in the exchange of ideas and her leadership in interpreting policy. Marchello has been involved with SACRAO since 1992. She attended many SACRAO conferences and has held executive positions in the organization. Marchello was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for her service to the educational community and her commitment to service and leadership in Virginia.
Andrew Andell ’13 and Rachel Faith ’14, second-year Russian studies students, spent their summer in Russia conducting interviews with locals about their experiences in theaters. The students began their project, which included attending festivals, after enrolling in a “Russian Movie Theater Project” course. Their compilation of Russian cinematic history as seen through first-hand accounts essentially gauges the impact of the film industry in Russia before, during and after the Soviet Union to generate a picture of the historical importance and impact of cinema.
W&M has second highest public study abroad rates The College of William and Mary has the second-highest percent of study-abroad participation for a public undergraduate university. The Institute of International Education’s 2012 Open Doors Report states that 38. One percent of students have studied abroad during their four years. Compared to private universities, the College placed No. 26 on a list of 40 schools. The University of San Diego has the most study-abroad participation in the nation, with 86.8 percent of its students studying abroad.
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Although they are dreaded by high school juniors and seniors, standardized tests are an essential part of the college application process. Friday, Dean of Admissions Henry Broaddus spoke to interested students about the role of standardized tests in the admissions process. “We’re not filtering applicants by SAT scores,” Broaddus said. “A lot of students think you probably just line up the pool — you know, one to number 13668 — last year, and then you draw a line somewhere. We’re not doing that; we’re recognizing the limitations of the SAT, but I think it still has some value if used responsibly. … All that the SAT is intended to predict is freshman year GPA.” Broaddus described the original intention of the SAT as an attempt to allow all students a chance of acceptance at premier universities regardless of where they attended
monopoly. According to the College Board, 36 percent of students applying to the College submit ACT scores. Following students, inquiries about the differences between the SAT and ACT, B r o a d d u s described the SAT as a test that created distribution in score ranges and is more Broaddus associated with test preparation, citing the historical inclusion of analogies, which are not usually taught in school, on the test. In contrast, Broaddus described the ACT as an achievement test with a content oriented focus rather than a psychometric exam. Broaddus estimated that about 10 percent of applicants to the College only submitted ACT scores. Broaddus believes this is due to students taking both tests and finding they did better on the ACT than the SAT when comparing
high school. “The intention behind the SAT was to break apart the old feeder school model by which college admissions used to work where we’d say, ‘oh, well you go to Deerfield so we know you’re smart and capable, but [if ] you’re out at a rural school, we don’t [know this], so we’re going to deny you,” Broaddus said. “It’s like a Jeffersonian idea that this test was going to level the playing field. … Now, of course, it’s actually arguably done the exact opposite because of the way that test prep and your family resources that [allow you] to try [to] take [the SAT] multiple times and seek test prep are able to kind of game this system. It’s certainly not achieved that dream, but the intent behind it is still a noble one.” Broaddus noted the beneficial addition of the ACT to the accepted standardized test for college admittance, stating that the ACT leveled the playing field of standardized test options by eliminating the SAT
the two, although the tests operate on different scales. Students inquired about the possibility of the College of William and Mary becoming a test optional institution. “I’m pretty cynical about testoptional, because as soon as you go test optional, [average] test scores go up,” Broaddus said. Broaddus explained that these test-optional statistics might be misleading and discussed the need to report accurate figures to the College Board and other institutions, citing the current scandal surrounding George Washington University. According to the Washington Post, GWU claimed 78 percent of its students had graduated from the top 10 percent of their high school class when in actuality only 58 percent had done so. Broaddus also noted Claremont-McKenna and Emory College’s reports of false student and applicant data.
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phase, students also will be able to sign up for eRefunds, whereby account refunds will be sent directly into students’ bank accounts. The final phase is set to start in February, and will allow students to pay for the 2013-2014 academic year in monthly installments. The monthly installment plan will work in the same way the College’s current payment plan works, but Joyce Lampkin, assistant manager for student accounts, pointed out that one major difference. “Instead of contracting it out to another company, we’re going to be doing it in-house,” Lampkin said. While the program has many new aspects, some will have greater impact on the ways students interact with their accounts. “The big things are the parents being able to see the bill ... and the direct deposits of the students refunds,” Lampkin said. eServices is now accessible via the Banner website. It is set to become fully operational in February 2013.
Council reconsiders four-person city housing requirements —anonymous off-campus student
It’s kind of a ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy with the landlord.
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Many of the houses available for rent have more than three rooms and encourage illegally including more than three unrelated persons to live together.
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approved residences have exceeded four occupants and has received only a few complaints about the dwellings in the program. Much of the report lauded the success of the program thus far, but it suggested one change: reducing the square footage requirement. In 2009, council members debated the minimum square footage requirement. Some advocated for 1,200 square feet, which would make more than 120 houses eligible for the program, while others pushed for 2,000, which limits eligibility to 30 houses. “I would have preferred a lower amount [of square footage] initially,” Mayor Clyde Haulman said. “But the program has worked well. The properties that are in this program have not been a problem.” Vice Mayor Paul Freiling ’83 noted that the higher square footage requirement allowed the city to perform a trial run for the program. There were
initial concerns that the required inspections might be costly for the city, or that more houses in the surrounding neighborhoods would be converted into rentals. “It hasn’t been at the extreme level that some of the residents feared,” Freiling said. “We’ve determined it makes sense to look at if we should lower the square footage threshold.” But for many students, lowering the square footage requirements would still not create a large enough incentive to join the program. One off-campus student has seven other roommates in order to make the $4,000 monthly rent of his house, with each roommate paying $500 in rent alone. Although the house meets the square footage requirement, the residents do not participate in the program and instead sign three people to the lease to keep the rent at a reasonable rate. The other residents remain under the radar. “It’s kind of a ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy with the landlord,” he said.
The student representative for the Neighborhood Relations Committee, Danielle Waltrip ’14, claimed that this ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy between landlords and students is detrimental to students in the end. “[Landlords are] often the people that tell students that it’s okay if six people live here and only three of you put your name on the lease, and students think that’s fine, and it’s not,” Waltrip said. “Unfortunately, students get hurt when they break the rule. I think we need to do a better job of educating students.” Yet, Waltrip felt that the rule was ultimately unfair for students who wanted to live in houses close to campus, and it also provided little incentive for landlords to join the program. If landlords apply for the program but are denied, often they still need at least four renters to break even, but they are now on the city’s radar in terms of threeperson rule violations, Waltrip said. “There are some houses here that have eight or nine
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bedrooms, and it’s ridiculous to think that three people can afford to rent that,” Waltrip said. “There’s a huge incentive to ignore the rule, and that puts students in the hard place.” Instead, she proposed an individualistic approach to the program, which would evaluate each rental house based on the number of bedrooms and parking availability. “I just think there’s more holistic ways to look at this that don’t target students that much, don’t get students in trouble, or don’t encourage students to break the law,” Waltrip said. “I think that’s what the current system does and it doesn’t work for anyone. It doesn’t work for residents, landlords or students.” But for some residents in the neighborhoods, more students in houses mean potentially less parking on the streets and more noise violations. Planning commission member Chris Connolly ’15 noted the importance for the city to balance the opposing views on the policy. “It’s a very complicated rule because there’s inherently two sides to it, and you’ve got to balance those interests and get the best deal that you can get,” Connolly said. “And I think we are working towards getting that best deal. The expansion of the four-person rule would help a lot more students.” Some feel that expanding the rule isn’t the only solution to student housing problems. Freiling emphasized that the city needs to encourage other housing options as well, including the proposed 94-bedroom apartment complex, City Lofts. Other highquality living options, he said, would alleviate some problems with landlords charging high prices for substandard living conditions. “There’s a segment, it may be small, of the renter community that’s concerned with the profits only,” Freiling said. “They will try to maximize that, and sometimes it’s at the detriment of the tenant. By creating more choices for students to go, we put pressure on those people to provide a better option.” For Greene, however, the house on South Boundary offers her an experience that an apartment complex further away never could. “There’s something about a house. I mean, this is my home for college,” Greene said. “It’s a much more intimate setting to live so closely with people who are at the same place you are. This house, for as long as I’ve lived here, has always been an open place, and that’s something that’s unique to a neighborhood.” Editor’s Note: Chris McKenna is the Flat Hat Chief Staff Writer.
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What a failure to compromise will cost realize Washington couldn’t even get the important things done. The bipartisan plan proposed to form a committee that would come up with a better plan. It couldn’t, which triggered these cuts. Now we’re here, a year later with no better idea how we’re going to fix these problems. What’s important to note is that the planned cuts are Flat Hat Staff Columnist the current status quo, meaning that if Congress cannot strike a deal, they go into effect. It’s hard to say exactly who will be affected, but those aid cuts might determine where If you were too busy celebrating (or cursing) the reelection some students are able to go. For those who are in that of President Barack Obama last week, you might not have position, getting an education at the College depends on noticed that we’re still headed toward the “fiscal cliff.” This the formation of a deal. Of course, no one else is thrilled to term refers to a combination of automatic federal tax increases be paying thousands of dollars more for college in a shaky and spending cuts, set to begin at the end of the year, that economy either — especially if that economy stops growing nearly all analysts say will stymie economic growth, raise while they’re looking for jobs. unemployment and possibly send the country into another If the student loans are important to you, the time for you recession. If Congress doesn’t act — even as it’s divided again, to speak up and say something is now, before everyone gets and partisanship is at record levels — the cuts include student lost in the game of chicken and gets caught up in calling the aid programs affecting thousands of students at the College of other party’s sincere beliefs un-American. When you speak William and Mary. The time to prevent those cuts is running up, however, you have to listen to what out. other people are saying, too. You may To start, 8 percent of all student If you want to protect say you can’t afford the student loan aid is slashed, except for Pell Grants, cuts, but lots of other people will be yet even those are only exempt for your loan subsidies, you saying that the United States can’t another year and face the same 8 don’t have the luxury of afford the tax increases or $16 trillion percent cut unless Congress acts. The ‘standing your ground,’ in national debt. program is also in an $8 billion hole, because they’re going to We’re all going to have to be which looks like it could be made up be gone unless something amenable to other proposals because by eliminating subsidized interest is figured out. a deal must be completed. If you want on Stafford Loans. The American to protect your loan subsidies, you Opportunity Tax Credit expires at the don’t have the luxury of “standing end of the year, and it automatically your ground,” because they’re going to be gone unless gets replaced by programs that give $700 less for the Hope something is figured out. It’s not a zero-sum game — Scholarship Credit. Bottom line: For some of you or your everybody loses if we force a recession because we are too friends, paying for college is about to get a lot harder. stubborn to remember that compromise wasn’t a dirty word. Now the ball is in the court of the Republican-controlled In order to prevent that from happening, our generation has House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled Senate. to be more engaged. The College was buzzing with political The possibility of legislators putting aside partisan differences chatter in the weeks leading up to the election because our to find workable short- and long-term solutions on which students — nearly all first-time national voters — cared everyone can agree isn’t exactly likely, to put it mildly. During about the issues. Here’s an important opportunity to prove last year’s debt ceiling debate, stock markets — and the funds we still do. for 529 education programs tied up in them — lost trillions of dollars, and U.S. credit was downgraded as everyone started to Email Carter Lockwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What do you think of the three-person rule?
“The football game. Go Tribe!” “I can see why they’re doing it ... [but] three seems kind of small. I guess it shouldn’t be unlimited though.” Sam Meadows ’12
ave you ever heard of the three-person rule? As strange as it may seem to most upperclassmen with whom the rule is notorious, some students at the College of William and Mary are unfamiliar with this infamous piece of City of Williamsburg legislation. During the 2009-2010 school year, a series of busts thrust the three-person rule into the spotlight. Since that year, however, the adoption of a lax “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and the four-person exemption have allowed the policy to fade into the background. Now students are finding themselves in the sticky situation of questioning whether they are living in their off-campus houses illegally. The pervasive relationship between students and City residents centers on a foundation of mutual mistrust. Neither the three-person rule nor the four-person rule has managed to reduce the number of students living in apartments. Instead, the norm is simply to have students hiding illegally in houses and landlords looking the other way. Landlords are able to continue charging high rent to their student tenants because students have been willing to ignore the law and pay the higher prices. As such, students find themselves caught in a self-perpetuating bind where they are being forced to break the law in order to afford off-campus housing. While there has been a lull in outcries from residents and students over the past few years, the recent silence on this issue does not indicate that it has gone away: It indicates that nothing is being done to solve the underlying problem. A conversation about expanding the four-person exemption to apply to more properties has reopened the dialogue about the rule. However, expanding this policy will not increase transparency for students, so it will not address the actual problem. While we understand the need for regulation from the City to facilitate the peaceful coexistence of Williamsburg residents and students, we believe students need a new plan that will make the laws more reasonable and understandable. Danielle Waltrip ’14 proposed a plan that would allow students to live in houses according to the numbers of bedrooms and the amount of parking space to support their cars. This plan requires more effort on behalf of the City in order to determine how many people can live in one house, meaning the plan’s effectiveness depends on how well it is implemented. Nevertheless, we hope it is accepted because it appears to be a common sense answer to a seemingly inescapable problem. The timing of this discussion could not be more perfect for students at the College. The conversation is beginning at a time when a huge number of students is registered to vote in Williamsburg thanks to the recent presidential election. All students should be informed about this issue and exercise their right to vote should the opportunity arise; regardless of whether they are familiar with it, it affects every student who tries — or is forced — to move off campus. Students should not relegate themselves to a secondary citizen status in the City. Katherine Chiglinsky recused herself from this editorial in order to remain unbiased in her reporting.
A student focus on vegan dining options
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— photos and interviews bY Ellen Wexler
Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Eleanor Lamb’s November 6 article, “Dining Changes Revisited.” Vegan food is sweeping the country’s colleges and universities. According to a study by food-service provider Bon Appetit, the number of college students who identify themselves as vegetarian has risen by 50 percent since 2005 and the number of vegan students has more than doubled during the same period. In the last 50 years, there’s been a major shift in the meat, egg and dairy industries from small, family farms to giant, industrialized animal factories. These animal factories pack thousands or tens of thousands of animals into areas so cramped the animals have little room to move. Pigs, chickens and turkeys are kept in massive sheds for their
whole lives—the first time they feel sunlight on their backs is when they are loaded onto a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. Students are taking notice of this horrific cruelty. From the smallest community colleges to the largest state schools, vegan options are everywhere nowadays as a direct result of student pressure. Students ought to be proud of their school for recognizing that students want healthy, humane cuisine and are encouraged to work with Dining Services to continue to improve the variety of vegan food on campus. Students interested in adopting a vegan diet should visit http://peta2.com for a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit. —Kenneth Montville College Campaigns Assistant People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals KennethM@peta2.com
Why college ranking systems will never be able to tell the whole story Matt Camarda The Flat Hat
I’m willing to bet that many students at the College of William and Mary had a moment at some point in high school when they come home from school to find their parents reading U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. If not, and if you and your parents knew you’d be attending the College (or the University of Virginia) from the very beginning of
the admissions process, you should know that a significant portion of parents, and by default virtually every major competitive college, takes U.S. News and World Report’s rankings very seriously. Rankings have become something of an arms race in the world of higher education; however, many of the factors that go into these rankings don’t necessarily tell people what is perhaps the most important factor of any school — whether students are actually learning. Look at selectivity, weighted at 15 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking system. One factor involved in selectivity is the acceptance rate. Theoretically, colleges with low
acceptance rates should provide high quality education. Look at how eager competitive colleges’ admissions offices are to have anyone apply, no matter how qualified: It’s easy to see how acceptance rates can be artificially deflated. SAT and ACT scores are also taken into account. Unfortunately, colleges find ways to artificially inflate them. For example, schools that are testoptional, meaning they do not require SAT or ACT scores, would only have to report the test scores of the students who were confident enough to submit them. U.S. News and World Report also looks at the percentage of a school’s
students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. There’s been a trend of late for high schools not to disclose class rank, which often results in colleges calculating that data themselves based on estimates. This can lead to cases of overestimation, like at George Washington University, which recently revealed its mistake of calculating the number at 78 percent, rather than at 58 percent. Another significant component of the ranking system at 20 percent is student faculty attributes. This includes student-faculty ratios, proportion of faculty with the highest degrees in their fields, proportion of full-time faculty, faculty salary, and
the percentage of classes with a certain number of students. While these things mainly correlate with teacher quality, they do not guarantee it. Small classes do not always mean good classes, and people with doctorates do not always make good professors. The biggest problem with the ranking system as a whole is that it makes little effort to discern whether a college’s students are learning. Perhaps it is not their fault; that question is incredibly difficult to answer. But when colleges focus solely aon what gets them a little bit higher in the rankings, it does not always benefit the students. Email Matt Camarda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Viral video: W&M Style COURTESY PHOTO / SAM ROTH
Students in the “W&M Style” video perform the dance in front of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary. The upcoming video is a parody of the viral “Gangnam Style” music video, by South Korean pop singer PSY.
Gangnam: the place Before it was associated with the viral video that has over 700 million views on YouTube and countless parodies, Gangnam was simply known as a wealthy suburb of Seoul, Korea. Over the last 30 years, Gangnam — which is also the fourth most populated district in Seoul — has become one of the most affluent cities in the country, and according to South Korean pop singer PSY, it is a city similar to Beverly Hills. Koreans refer to Gangnam frequently, much like Americans talk about the Jersey Shore, and the song is actually a satire making fun of the area. PSY geared the song towards women from the Gangnam district, whom he said are known to be classy during the daytime but supposedly know how to party at night. Most of the song revolves around PSY presenting himself as the right guy for a woman from the Gangnam district.
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BY AINE CAIN FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER
Students who witnessed individuals galloping around the second floor of Earl Gregg Swem Library can rest assured that such moves were not a manifestation of severe stress, but were part of the latest edition of the Gangnam Style parody video craze. With its randomness and infectious beat, “Gangnam Style,” by South Korean pop singer PSY, has sparked a plethora of parody videos worldwide. A “W&M Style” video is the latest in the works, with the creators inviting all interested students and organizations to participate in the revelry. Assistant Director and Publicist Sam Roth ’13 explained the appeal of Gangnam Style, ranking it among immortal dance crazes like the Wobble, the Cha Cha Slide and the Electric Slide. “Gangnam Style includes pretty much everything that our generation is kind of known for,” Roth said. “Sheer silliness and ridiculousness. It’s very over the top. It’s definitely fun to get involved with.” The “W&M Style” video will be
released in the wake of countless other PSY tributes, including those from schools such as West Point, James Madison University and Eton College. However, Roth said the College has cinematographic advantages over other schools. “I think [the College] has really scenic locations,” Roth said. “We also have people who know the dance very well and a great PSY [impersonator]. I wish we could get more people involved, but it’s still sort of an underground movement right now. But we’ve gotten a pretty good turnout.” The inspiration for the parody came when Producer and Co-Director Elaine Vega ’13 received an email from her friend that got her thinking about doing a version of the dance at the College. “My roommate was visiting her family in Korea when she sent me the [“Gangnam Style”] video,” Vega said. “I thought that it was really cool. After a while, I started thinking, ‘What if [the College] did something like this to inspire students, or prospective students?’ I saw that MIT, VCU and a couple of other universities already started, and I thought, ‘I
have to get the ball rolling on this. Let’s do this.’” Dancer Hilary Adams ’14 said that her love of the music video and the song itself inspired her to get involved. “I’ve been listening to it since the beginning of the year,” Adams said. “It’s such a ridiculous dance. I love the dance. This morning, I noticed that the music video has over 700 million hits on YouTube. It’s ridiculous how huge this thing’s gotten. It’s insane.” The “W&M Style” parody includes some particularly Tribe Pride-inducing surprises. “This video will definitely have a couple of quirks that make it awesome,” Vega said. “We have our own lyricist who wrote lyrics specifically for [the College]. Those are pretty awesome.” Adams expressed her belief that the College’s dualistic nature will help “W&M Style” mirror the original video’s wackiness. “I just think that [the College] has this very unique atmosphere where we’re very studious, but by that same token, we can get kind of crazy,” Adams said. “I’m very excited because I think they can bring a lot of spirit to this video
that’s unique to our campus — that passionate atmosphere.” However, the video production team has had to work through some small initial setbacks, Vega explained. “The filming has been going pretty well,” Vega said. “It started a bit slow, but that’s how it normally goes. We are up against time. Hopefully, by the time this video is released, it won’t be out of style.” Adams noted that participating in the filming has been an exceptionally entertaining experience and encouraged other students to join in. The first dance was filmed at the Sunken Garden and the final group shot will take place Tuesday, Nov. 26, also at the Sunken Garden. Vega promised that specific details are forthcoming and that as many organizations as possible should participate. The completed video will likely be released before finals. Vega said the enthusiasm among the video participants so far should be attributed to the College’s unique campus culture. “TWAMPs are nerdy and we’re proud of it,” Vega said. “We own it. We’re not ashamed to be TWAMPs and to be intelligent.”
How To: Gangnam Style The Preparation: Sunglasses are an essential component so that you may successfully execute your moves with the proper amount of swag. Nothing screams Korean class more than a bow tie so, if you can, wear one.
The Horseback: Cross your right hand over left in front of you and fluidly move your wrists up and down in time with the beat. In place, hop from one foot to the other alternating with a double tap every other step.
The Cowboy: Continuing the left-to-right hopping pattern, angle your elbow so that your left arm hangs parallel to the ground. Wave your right hand above your head in the air in a circle, making a lasso motion.
The Finish: Nailing the finish is key. Land on your feet as if you were taking a long stride with your left leg bent out in front of you. Raise your right elbow and place your hand upon your chin as if you were in deep thought. With sass, bend your left hand on your hip.
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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Hot at the ballot box: Allowing sex to sway your vote
Election results represent important steps forward, welcome changes for women
BEhind closed doors columnist
Hands down, the thing that got me hottest last week was Tuesday’s election, so — you guessed it — it’s about to get political up in here. I’m not just talking about President Barack Obama — although seriously, Michelle is one lucky lady — I’m talking about Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock — who got me hot around the collar — the Tammys: Baldwin and Duckworth, and the entire state of New Hampshire. New Hampshire is now the first state to have an all-female delegation to the U.S Congress and a female governor.
Rep. Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Sen. Richard Mourdock of “pregnancy in cases of rape is something God intended to happen” fame both lost their seats. Joe Walsh, who doesn’t make exceptions for abortion to save the life of the mother, also lost his seat to a woman, Tammy Duckworth. Tammy Baldwin is soon to become the first openly gay senator. And of course, Gov. Mitt Romney and his extremely pro-life running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, lost their bid for the presidency. For a year that began with the threat of transvaginal ultrasounds, 2012 seems to be wrapping up pretty well for women. Plus, as a bonus: 2013 will mean the end of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s term. Thanks, Virginia, for your bizarro rule forbidding successive gubernatorial terms. These electoral triumphs are largely due to women themselves. Exit polls indicate Obama’s lead among
female voters added up to an 18-point advantage on Election Day, according to CNN and The Huffington Post. Back in high school in 2008, I remember hearing morning radio DJs talking about the upcoming election. Obama was garnering a lot of sexual attention among women, one male DJ said. “Would you rather your president be experienced and boring, or one that lights a fire in your loins?” he asked his female co-host. “Oh, fire in my loins,” she said, “but I don’t think that’s the reason that women are voting for him.” This banter admittedly stuck in my head mostly for the delicious phrase “fire in my loins,” — and I still wonder if the DJ knew he was quoting “Lolita.” I think it raises an important topic, however, that is especially apparent when we have young and attractive candidates on the ballot. None of the women I know (myself included) who voted for Obama
did so because they think he’s sexy. Nevertheless, many of the reasons I think he’s sexy are the same reasons I think he’s a good president. My Facebook newsfeed blew up with people — mostly women — expressing their undying love for the President when he countered Akin and Mourdock’s comments with the simple statement “rape is rape.” In the same interview he said he doesn’t think that it’s a good idea to have mostly male legislators making decisions about women’s health. Well President Obama, you sure know how to woo the ladies. There’s really nothing sexier than a man with power who also respects the power I have over my own body and choices. Power in general is sexy, and a lot of sex is all about power plays. Personally, I’m the kind of girl who likes to get screwed rather than do the screwing. I recently tried to explain this to a male
friend and he responded something like this: “Why do so many women say that? All these hardcore feminists I know talk about how they don’t want a man to control them, but then their number-one fantasy is having some guy push them up against a wall and have his way with them.” All I can say is that sexual desire can sometimes be way more complicated than politics, because there’s no rationale behind my desires. What I really want in my own life is the kind of man who understands the power of choice and the importance of consent, who knows that rape is still a crime even if it’s not “forcible,” and who will happily oblige a woman when she leans in and whispers, “I want you to make me scream.” Now that is a perfect candidate. Elaine Bevington is a Behind Closed Doors Columnist and she’s just a little jealous of Michelle Obama.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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“I told my parents I wanted to be a doctor, but I was kidding. I just wanted them to love me more.” — Carmen Lynch ’94
Comedians discuss love lives, parenting and peeing in the ocean ALL PHOTOS BY CAROLINE WREN MARTIN / THE FLAT HAT
The College of William and Mary Arts and Entertainment Conference featured comedians Carmen Lynch ‘94 (top), Sara Schaefer ‘00 (bottom left) and Jamie Lee (bottom right) last weekend in Sadler Center’s Commonwealth Auditorium.
BY RACHEL BROWN THE FLAT HAT
The College of William and Mary has witty alumni, and that’s no funny business — well, actually, it is. AMP and the William and Mary Arts and Entertainment Alumni Council brought Sara Schaefer ’00 and Carmen Lynch ’94 back to the College to present stand-up comedy to the student body and the Williamsburg community at the first annual Arts and Entertainment Conference. The event took place Nov. 8 in the Commonwealth Auditorium in the Sadler Center. Stand-up comedian Jamie Lee opened up for Schaefer and Lynch. She gave the audience a glimpse into her life in Brooklyn and noted that she was happy with her current position in life. “I’m in a good place,” Lee said. “My boyfriend and I just took our relationship to the next level: we broke up.” Even though the relationship with her boyfriend didn’t work out, Lee still wants to have kids and, occasionally, nannies. “I was nannying for a while and the kid unfortunately had this problem where he failed to be as compelling as my iPhone,” Lee said. “That’s his fault, you know? He’s like, ‘I’m angry.’ And I’m like, ‘And so are these birds!’” Schaefer took the stage after Lee. She has won two Emmys as Head Blogger for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” She also co-hosts “The Nikki & Sara Show,” which will appear on late night MTV in 2013. Schaefer spoke of her time at the College, including her experience as a member of the Seventh Grade Sketch Comedy club. She gave a warning, however, to students who might be losing perspective. “I’m just saying that if you think you look good right now, just
wait,” she said. “Because when you look back, and you see pictures of yourself in college, you’ll throw up.” As a student, one of Schaefer’s daydreams was to blatantly chuck her keys into the Crim Dell during the rush between classes and then obnoxiously scream that she had lost her keys and needed help. But she told the audience that the Crim Dell was more to her than a way to annoy fellow students. “The Crim Dell also had meaning for me because that’s where I got engaged,” Schaefer said. “Just kidding … I was usually alone on that bridge, crying, waiting for someone who would never come. No, I also remember the Crim Dell … because I literally broke my tailbone right there … I had to carry one of the doughnuts seats. And I would go into the cafeteria and people would stare at it because they didn’t understand: ‘Does she have, like, explosive diarrhea or something?’” When not suffering from explosive diarrhea, Schaefer may be found in an art museum crying her heart out. “When it’s not going well, I like to save up all the crying that I have to do, hold it in, and then step into an art museum,” Schaefer said. “And then I just let it rip because I like to let the other people in the museum think that I just get the art more than they do. If I’m going to suffer I might as well feel culturally superior while doing it.” Lynch, who has been on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and other networks, was the last act of the night, and she, too, spoke of experiences during her time at the College. “I was pre-med for about a semester,” Lynch said. “I told my parents I wanted to be a doctor, but I was kidding. I just wanted them to love me more.” Like Lee, Lynch has also had trouble with past boyfriends. “I told my boyfriend I want to die in his arms,” Lynch said. “I think that would be romantic. But we’re not together anymore, so now it’s just going to be awkward when I call him and I’m like, ‘Remember that thing we talked about? It’s happening. Can I come over?’” Unlike the other two comedians, Lynch has experience with parenting. “I have this daughter. She’s three; she’s from Bolivia. She actually lives in Bolivia. I pay $28 a month to feed her and send her school supplies. My mom’s like, ‘When are you going to have a kid?’ and I’m like, ‘What about what’s-her-face in Bolivia? Does she not count? I have to pay $28 a month!’ … It’s hard being a single mom.” Lynch felt close enough to the audience to tell them her humanitarian efforts. “I peed in the ocean once,” Lynch said. “It felt really good, you know, to do it. Then I’m like, ‘this is disgusting.’ While I was doing it, I was like, ‘this is gross. It’s dirty.’ But then I was like, ‘wait a second, look at all the bad things the ocean has done to us, like the tsunamis and stuff.’ I was like, ‘this is for all the people who died in the tsunami.’ You don’t have to give money. There are other ways to give back.” The Arts and Entertainment Conference also held several panels for students and the public Nov. 9 with speakers such as Ashley Edward Miller ’94, screenwriter for “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class,” Pete Johnson ’91, VP of Creative Advertising for Nickelodeon, and comedians Schaefer and Lynch. The speakers focused on how the digital world is revolutionizing the entertainment business.
The laughs coming from the audience were a testament to the comedians’ success. Neziah Goodman ’16 especially enjoyed Schaefer’s performance. “She was hilarious and touched on a lot of hilarious and depressing aspects of college and growing up,” Goodman said in an email. While all the performances were met with laughter, Lynch says that her best is revealed when she is by herself. “When I go out with my friends, they’re like, ‘You seem more confident now, more animated, more fun,’” Lynch said. “And I’m like, ‘You should see me when I’m alone.’”
Global Film Festival launches with theme “Film and Youth”
Screenings of “The Hollywood Complex,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” Q&A sessions, kick off event BY CLAIRE GILLESPIE THE FLAT HAT
Excitement prevailed as hot dogs, s’mores and cups of hot apple cider were passed from student to professor to Williamsburg community member last Saturday evening at the Kimball Theatre for the launch of the College of William and Mary’s 2013 Global Film Festival. The night started with a 5 p.m. showing of “The Hollywood Complex,” followed by a question and answer session with director Dan Sturman. This documentary depicted the lives of children and their parents who move to the Oakwood Apartments in Hollywood during “pilot season,” where they attend audition after audition in the hopes of becoming the next Dakota Fanning or Hilary Duff, who lived at Oakwood herself before gaining worldwide fame. The question of youth and their involvement in the cinema was a prominent one: the theme of the 2013 Global Film Festival is “Film and Youth.”
Casting directors sometimes go through 2,000 videos of children singing and dancing before calling in 100 children to audition for a single role. “It was a really interesting perspective on sort of the relationship that we have with reality,” Megan Berke ’13 said. “Watching the film really made me think about what these kids go through. I think it really is cutthroat. I don’t like seeing the kids having to grow up and mature so quickly.” Two children who have matured recently are “Moonrise Kingdom” stars Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, the 13- and 14-year-old youths who play Sam and Suzy in Wes Anderson’s latest film. “Moonrise Kingdom” follows the young lovers and their escape from their families and the Khaki Scout troop to their camp along an island wilderness. Moonrise Kingdom” was shown at the Kimball following a campfirethemed reception. “This is a movie that everyone wanted to see and has heard about but
hadn’t seen it,” AMP Film Committee chair Kyle Stark ’13 said. Following the film, Gilman and Hayward answered questions from the audience via Skype. Both cited patience and attention to details as something they learned from working with Anderson. “Because [Anderson] is so detailed with everything, it helped us transport from the real world into the world of ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’” Gilman said. Gilman has been acting since kindergarten and is a self-described movie buff. “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “The Matrix” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” are among his favorite movies. Hayward attended a summer acting camp and enjoyed it so much that she went back the next year. Her first professional audition was the open call for “Moonrise Kingdom.” For Gilman and Hayward, acting is more than just a paycheck. “They want to be in the realm of film for really good reasons,” Film Festival intern Gaby Wildseuer ’15 said. “Jared
loves to make film and use his creativity and Kara is obviously a brilliant person and likes to express her creativity through acting. I think they do that for the best reasons. It doesn’t seem like they want to do this to get money, they seem to really enjoy it. For someone to be so young and find something that they love so much, I think that’s really admirable.” This is the Global Film Festival’s sixth year in existence. Each year, the festival committee looks for a theme that is broad enough to allow for a wide selection of programs. “We’re always looking for something that can be interpreted in several different ways,” festival director and professor of American studies Tim Barnard Ph.D. ’04 said. “There are lots of ways to think about what it means to be young and how the experience of youth gets translated to cinema. There are lots of films about growing up and coming of age. We’re also working to include what a film is like that is made by youth.” The events of this weekend were a
preview of the main three-day festival, which will take place in February. “The Global Film Festival in particular is, in my estimation, one of the best entertainment venues in Williamsburg,” Victor Rosello, a Williamsburg resident, said. “This will be my fourth film festival. I’ve never missed them, ever since I saw the first one. It’s just a great opportunity for the community as well as the faculty and students at William and Mary to see international movies and movies that are highly acclaimed in a virtually free venue. Plus it is a good opportunity for both communities to meet and connect and socialize.” The festival is hosted by students in a film studies class, who not only work at the event, but determine what films are shown and how many people they would like at the festival. “Seeing the Kimball almost to capacity, I am almost crying,” Wildseur said. To see people come out and support us, to see them mingling and meeting other people who also like film just brings me a lot of joy.”
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Whiteford Tops No. 24 Andrews of ND
Correal named CAA Player of the Week
Thornton named CAA Player of Week
Senior Jamie Whiteford was named to the Tribe Invitational All-Tournament team in both singles and doubles, highlighting the tournament with a win over 24-ranked Greg Andrews of Notre Dame, 7-5, 6-4, in the first singles flight. Whiteford, No. 43 moved to 6-4 this fall in singles matches.
Senior forward Emily Correal was named CAA Player of the Week Monday after tying a a personal record for points (27) on Sunday and a school record for rebounds (21) in the Tribe season-opener. Correal became the first Tribe player to record a 20-20 game.
Sophomore guard Marcus Thornton was named CAA Player of the Week Monday after leading the Tribe to a win in the season-opener against Hampton. Thornton scored 24 points, shooting 7-of-11 from the field and setting a career record, 6-of-9 from three.
Pittsburgh thwarts Tribe in final moments Last-second Pitt free throws hand Tribe second loss
BY JACK POWERS FLAT HAT STAFF WRITER
day. However, the Tribe defense lost its poise when it couldn’t afford to by fouling Pitt in the last second. Eager to prove that it belonged in the contest, the College started off red-hot with a 17-6 lead six minutes into the first half. Demonstrating the potency of their combination and the degree to which the team depends on them for scoring, Correal scored five points in the paint while Aldridge poured in three 3-pointers during the early stretch. The advantage in the first half seesawed between Pittsburgh and the College with neither team holding the lead for very long before the other team made another run. Correal, who hails from the Greater Pittsburgh area, made her city proud by scoring 23 points in 19 minutes in the first half. Additionally, senior guard Taylor Hilton dished out five assists during the first half to help craft the Tribe’s 43-40 lead going into halftime. The Tribe clung to their lead for most of the second half with Pittsburgh always staying within striking distance. Each attempt by the Tribe to distance themselves from their opponents was effectively matched by a commensurate counter-punch from the Panthers attack. With a little over six minutes left in regulation, Pittsburgh cut their deficit down to one point before Hilton drained
William and Mary fell to Pittsburgh in a heartbreaking early-season contest Sunday in Pittsburgh, Pa., 76-74. The Tribe led for most of the second-half in a very tight contest throughout, but the Panthers snatched the victory away from the Tribe at the very last moment after hitting two free throws to give them the decisive advantage with just one second left on the game clock. Even though the Tribe was handed its second loss of the season, coming after an opening game defeat to East Carolina in Williamsburg, it showed several heartening signs of potential success as they fought a Big East power to a virtual standstill. Senior forward Emily Correal registered her second-straight doubledouble with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while senior sharpshooter Janine Aldridge knocked in five three-pointers on just eight attempts. Correal and Aldridge have synthesized into a deadly inside-outside attack for the Tribe. The Tribe defense looked fierce on the road in Pittsburgh, limiting the Panthers to a tawdry 36 percent from the field including 2-19 from beyond the arc. Aldridge wreaked havoc on Pitt’s backcourt, picking off five steals on the
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Sophomore guard Kyla Kerstetter finished with six points, one rebound and one steal in the College’s 76-74 loss to Pittsburgh Sunday.
a clutch 3-pointer to solidify the Tribe’s lead heading into the homestretch. Pittsburgh mounted another comeback in the closing minutes and held a 74-72 lead with under a minute left. With eight seconds left in play, Hilton
hit a jump-shot from the foul stripe on an assist from Anna Kestler seemingly assuring the Tribe the upset. A mere second away from victory, the Tribe defense fouled Pittsburgh Junior Asia Logan as she dribbled into scoring
distance. Logan, then, hit the two foul shots to give her team the full escape from what just as likely could have been a loss. The Tribe will try to recover from this demoralizing loss as they host Virginia Union on Wednesday at Kaplan Arena.
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that kind of hurt us too,” Laycock said. As a result, the Monarchs orchestrated two late touchdown drives to secure the victory. With 13:32 remaining in the fourth quarter, Heinecke found Antonio Vaughn in the corner of the endzone for an 18-yard score. ODU tailback Tyree Lee then sealed the contest with a 16-yard run late in the fourth to make it 31-41. While the College surrendered 488 yards of total offense to the Monarchs, they were largely made by Heinecke through the air. When it mattered though, the slippery quarterback extended plays with his legs, amassing 43 yards on 11 carries. “They have a lot of weapons,” senior cornerback B.W. Webb said. “Heinecke keeps a lot of plays alive with his feet. When you have a quarterback who can get you in and out of situations and keep his head down the field, that’s real big for them.” Laycock, normally not one to comment on opposing players, was impressed with Heinecke. “They are a good football team, I think Heinecke is a heck of a quarterback who is very difficult to contain. We took away his first, second and third read sometimes and he still kept the
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Junior quarterback Michael Graham threw for four touchdowns.
play alive. … I thought our guys battled like crazy on defense, we just had a few missed tackles and a few breakdowns in coverages that turned some guys loose.” The Tribe will look to finish its season on a high note by spoiling long-time rival Richmond’s playoff chances. The Spiders will visit Zable Stadium Saturday.
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College takes opening two Second-half turnaround bests Flames BY JARED FORETEK FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR
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Senior linebacker Jabrel Mines, who accounted for six tackles, and the College’s defense struggled to contain Old Dominion’s Tyree Lee, who ran for 166 yards.
Old Dominion’s Heinicke and top-ranked offense hold off College BY MIKE BARNES FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR It’s funny how much of a difference two years makes. Two years ago, when William and Mary visited Norfolk for its first-ever meeting with Old Dominion on the gridiron, the Tribe was at the zenith of the Football Championship Subdivision world, and would eventually go on to win a Colonial Athletic Association crown. The Monarchs, who had just restarted their football program, geared up for the most significant game in program history at that point and were primed to pull off a major upset by downing the Tribe. The College needed a late touchdown to escape Norfolk with a victory. The scene Saturday at Foreman Field was similar to that of 2010, except that the roles were reversed. The No. 4 Monarchs, primed for a deep playoff run, braced for a tough game with the upset-minded College in the third, and likely, final installment of this short, yet intense, rivalry. While the Tribe put up a valiant effort, ODU (9-1, 6-1 CAA) and star quarterback Taylor Heinicke prevailed late and avoided a monumental upset, 41-31. The Monarchs, who are moving up to Football Bowl Subdivision football beginning next season, captured the Silver Mace and lead the all-time series, 2-1. “Obviously, we are disappointed,” head
coach Jimmye Laycock said. “I thought we came in here with a pretty good plan and played pretty well. I think there were two things that hurt us. One, we were not consistent running the football on offense like we felt like we needed to, and two, defensively, I don’t think we tackled nearly as well as we need to against an athletic, quick team like ODU.” For the majority of the contest, the College went toe-to-toe with the top offense in FCS football. Junior quarterback Michael Graham threw for 353 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Graham, the College’s third-string quarterback, started in place of injured junior Brent Caprio and sophomore Raphael Ortiz. Graham burned the Monarch defense with the deep ball, especially in the first half. All four of Graham’s passing touchdowns came in the first half, three to sophomore wide receiver Tre McBride for 72, 7 and 4 yards, and one to sophomore wideout Sean Ballard for 51 yards. “We had a great gameplan coming in and they did exactly what we thought they were going to do in the first half, [but] they changed it up a little bit in the second half,” Graham said. “We knew exactly what they were going to do in the first, so we just took it to them.” The Monarchs answered every one of the College’s first-half touchdowns with one of their own. ODU took a 27-14 lead with 10:32 remaining in the first half with a Heinecke
touchdown pass. The College then reeled off 14 straight points to hold a 28-27 halftime advantage. The second half was largely void of the offensive fireworks that characterized the first half. Instead, both squads dug in on defense, and points suddenly were at a premium with the College squandering a few second-half opportunities. On the first possession of the second half, the Tribe drove down into Old Dominion territory, and unable to convert on fourth down, set up for a field goal. Sophomore kicker John Carpenter missed the 38-yard field goal, giving the Monarchs the ball. Carpenter, along with junior Drake Kuhn, have both struggled this season. The Tribe has made just 10 field goals this season on 20 attempts. Carpenter later converted on a 19-yard field goal in the third quarter for the Tribe’s final points of the day. The Tribe missed another late comeback opportunity when Graham was intercepted by ODU’s Paul Morant at the Monarchs’ 24 yardline with 4:21 remaining. “In the second half, we go down there a couple times, we missed one field goal, have to settle for another field goal because we couldn’t punch it in … You like to be able to get touchdowns in those situations, and you don’t want to turn it over late with interceptions and See M. tennis page 7
Three days after opening the year with a resounding 6951 home win over Hampton, William and Mary headed to Lynchburg, Va. and used a 22-5 run at the start of the second half to get the best of Liberty, 71-59. It was a game of streaks all night Monday, as the Flames started things off with an 8-1 run before the College responded with nine unanswered points of its own, six on the fast break. The teams remained close until the end of the opening half, when the Flames launched an 11-2 run to put them up 38-23 at halftime. In the locker room, the College had to mull over a first half in which it was handily outplayed. “It’s a real gut check for us,” head coach Tony Shaver said in a post-game radio interview. “They had a determined look in their face [during halftime] and the first three or four minutes [of the second half] defensively really set the tone.” The Tribe came out for the second half reinvigorated on both ends, utterly dominating Liberty for the first twelve minutes of the second. Over that span the College held the Flames to 2 of 19 shooting and forced five turnovers while outscoring Liberty 22-5 to take a 55-43 lead. Leading the way all night was junior guard Brandon Britt, who followed up his 17-point performance against Hampton with 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting, three assists, three rebounds and three steals. “He had such a great off-season,” Shaver said. “He worked so hard. He did a great job defensively, he was special tonight.” Foul trouble kept sophomore guard Marcus Thornton — who lit it up last week against Hampton for 24 points — and junior starting center Tim Rusthoven off the court for much of the second half, but others picked up the slack, particularly freshman guard Terry Tarpey, who used his long arms to disrupt passes all night, finishing with three steals and 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field. “Brandon Britt and Terry Tarpey turned the game with their defensive effort,” Shaver said. “[Terry] is a great anticipator. He often sets the pass up so he can get a hand on it. … Without him, we’re not in the position we are right now.” Eventually, the Flames stopped the bleeding and stayed competitive until the end, cutting the College’s lead to 59-56 with 2:40 to play. But Britt was too much, hitting two free throws before coming up with a steal and going coast-to-coast for a lay. On the ensuing Liberty possession, it was Tarpey that pulled to robbery and got it up to Britt for another lay-up to make it 65-56 with 1:32 left. The Tribe shot 47.7 percent from the field and scored 18 points off turnovers on the night while the Flames it just 39.7 percent of their field goal attempts. “There’s a real determination about this team,” Shaver said. “I told this team yesterday I think we’re starting to get a bit of an identity defensively … it didn’t show in the first 20 minutes but it did in the second.” The College heads back on the road Saturday to take on High Point.
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Freshman guard Terry Tarpey finished with 14 points and three points.
Women race to historic finish at NCAA Regionals Balaoris and Stites lead women to second place finish, earn automatic bid to NCAA Championships
BY MIKE BARNES FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR Another week, another performance worthy of the history books. The No. 19 William and Mary women’s cross country team finished second at the NCAA Southeast Regional Friday in Charlotte, N.C., earning an automatic team bid to the NCAA Championships this weekend in Louisville, Ky. The Tribe, spurred on by a deep stable of runners, garnered its seventh NCAA berth and its first since 2005. No. 10 Duke claimed the meet with a score of 81, but the Tribe secured its highest ever finish with a 123, edging out No. 30 North Carolina State and Kentucky.
Meanwhile, the men finished eighth in the Southeast Regional as seniors Alex McGrath and Josh Hardin garnered All-Region due to their 18th and 25th-place finishes, respectively. McGrath, who ranked sixth amongst potential at-large candidates, narrowly missed an at-large invitation to the NCAA Championships. The women were spurred on by a pair of impressive performances by junior Elaina Balouris and freshman Emily Stites. Balouris, an All-American, crossed the stripe in 20 minutes, 37.12 seconds for a seventh-place finish, making her the third woman in program history to record three NCAA All-Region honors. Stites, meanwhile, turned in a 10th-place finish, in the process
becoming the highest-finishing rookie in program history. While Balaoris and Stites shined for the College, the automatic bid was secured by the Tribe’s depth as five Tribe runners finished in 33rd48th place. That consistency allowed the College to capture second place, much like the reliability that allowed the Tribe to claim the CAA title two weeks ago. Junior Clarissa Schick led the group, finishing in 33rd with a time of 21:31.62. Schick was closely followed by junior Michelle Britto in 21:33.36 in 37th and freshman Meghan McGovern in 21:34.03 in 39th. Junior Lanie Smith and sophomore Jess Cygan rounded out the Tribe effort by securing 45th and 48th, respectively.
On the men’s side, junior John Muller followed McGrath and Hardin across the finish line. Muller’s time of 31:17.96 allowed him to secure 49th place. Redshirt sophomore Joshua Mercado finished in 31:50.39 for a 74thplace finish and graduate student Joe LoRusso crossed the line in 105th place in 32:33.40. Freshman Ryan Gousse finished in 109th and sophomore Rad Gunzenhauser rounded out the College’s lineup with a 126th finish. The men will round out their season Friday when they travel to Bronx, N.Y. for the IC4A Championships. The women, meanwhile, will chase history at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, beginning Friday.
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Junior Elaina Balouris finished in 20:27.12 to finish in seventh.