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Illegal beer tent issue “resolved” By Sara Mulkeen
Assistant News Editor At Framingham State’s homecoming event on Sept. 26, Framingham Police were allegedly shown a false one-day liquor license for the alumni tent where brunch and alcoholic beverages were served. On Oct. 21, The MetroWest Daily News reported that when police working a detail at the Maple Street athletic field asked for the license, Ralph Eddy, director of dining services for Sodexo, “produced fake documentation that made it appear as though the beer tent had been approved by the town.” FSC President Timothy Flanagan said he was informed of this discrepancy on Sept. 29, and the following day requested “that Sodexo management place Mr. Eddy on leave pending the resolution of the matter with the town of Framingham.” Although no one at Sodexo’s regional office would comment on the situation, Director of Public Relations for Sodexo’s corporate office, Monica Zim-
mer, released this statement on behalf of the company: “Sodexo has a strong business code of ethics, which ensures that our practices adhere to liquor licensing laws. In this incident, Sodexo’s business code of ethics was not upheld. Sodexo apologizes for this misstep and we are taking steps to prevent such an incident from happening again.” Flanagan said there will not be any legal repercussions for the school because it was solely Sodexo’s responsibility to obtain the proper one-day liquor license from the town. “Sodexo employees are not in any way, shape or form employees of the commonwealth of Massachusetts or Framingham State,” said Flanagan. He said the responsibility for applying for a one-day liquor license was transferred to Sodexo after school officials chose to give up FSC’s annual liquor license. “Until about a year-and-ahalf to two years ago,” Flanagan
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FSC leaders address budget concerns at All College Meeting By Tom O’Brien
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Students walk toward the College Center on a fall afternoon.
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Editorial Staff College administrators addressed the FSC community on Wednesday at the All College Update Meeting to discuss FSC’s initiatives and its financial status following recent budget cuts. President Timothy Flanagan gave an overview of state budget reductions. “While there are signs of economic recovery abroad in the country, we’re still declining ... particularly as measured by things like tax revenue in the commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Flanagan. However, Flanagan noted that federal stimulus funds are still available to backfill the
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October 9C cuts. “Governor [Deval] Patrick deserves some of the credit for the fact that the stimulus money is being used to preserve funding levels for higher education. We’re certainly grateful,” he said. “We have been helped considerably by the accession of federal stimulus money, last fiscal year, and this fiscal year ... to help ride out this period in relatively good shape.” Dr. Dale Hamel, vice president of administration, finance and technology, discussed the effect of the 9C cuts on FSC. The operating budget for fiscal year 2010 started at $19.1 million - $4.1 million lower than the peak funding
amount available for the previous fiscal year, according to Hamel. Patrick’s statewide spending cap resulted in a $1.6 million 9C reduction in funding for FSC. This 9C reduction will be offset by $1.4 million. According to Hamel, no federal stimulus funds will be available after 2010 “for the backfill reductions going forward,” he said. For FY 2011, current planning assumptions show a $7.1 million reduction from peak 2009 funding. Hamel said, “When we talk about a funding cliff, we can now see that cliff is approaching, and that it has gotten rath-
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Saturday, October 31, 2009 15:28 Referral (Residence Life) - Larned Hall. Rp reports leaking ceiling in dorm room. Monday, November 2, 2009 16:43 Threats - O’Connor Hall. Report of threats. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 By Lauren Byrnes 13:41 MVA - Maynard Road Parking Lot. MV hit and Associate Editor run on campus. 21:33 Arrest - Linsley Hall. Prisoner transported. GP: What is your educational background? 21:39 Medical - Athletic Center. Ambulance transport Horn: I have a Ph.D. in English from the University of to MWMC.
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Horn: It used to be that when we gathered with the incoming English majors, my adGP: Please give a vice is to show up. brief summary of … Whether your your resume. paper is done in time for class … Horn: I started or whether it isn’t out doing Ameridone in time. … can Literature, The second thing and now, my reis if something sponsibilities are is starting to go world literature wrong, see someand creative writone you trust right ing. I’ve written away. … Go see a about the Bible as teacher who you literature, and I’ve trust, or an adviwritten about Israsor who you trust el’s major novelist - anyone. It’s re… A.B. Yehoshua lated to showing Lauren Byrnes/The Gatepost and I wrote the up. Don’t wait unonly book in Engtil things get comDr. Bernard Horn lish about him - it’s pletely out of hand. called “Facing the Study things that you don’t know anything about. Take Fires.” … This month I’ll have my first book of poems music. Take a drawing course. Take a calculus course. published - that’s called “Our Daily Words.” It won the Old Seventy Creek Press of 2009 Poetry Prize. … I had GP: What are your hobbies? my first poem published in 1970. Horn: [My family and I] walk, we travel - most of our GP: What was your best experience in college? travel has been to Israel because we have a daughter and … as of this year, two grandkids. It’s hard to call reading Horn: I loved graduate school. … I didn’t major in Eng- a hobby since it’s so much a part of the profession, but I lish as an undergraduate and I just loved to read. It was love to read. a great environment - to be surrounded by people who really shared those interests - and I had some wonderful GP: What do you like best about FSC? teachers. … I think the high point was that I studied with the poet Charles Olson who died in 1970. I was in the Horn: The fact that it is small and I know students who last class that he taught. are freshmen and I see them as seniors. … I think it’s small enough that you run into the students who you’ve GP: What courses do you teach? had all the time and probably the most important advising happens when you run into someone crossing camHorn: Russian Literature, the early western literature … pus and they say, “I want to ask you something”and I teach Bible as Literature, Comparative Mythology. I that’s possible because it’s a small place. teach Expos [Writing] and Development of the Drama … Creative Writing and Prose Writing.
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Horn: Well, in those years, you didn’t change as an undergraduate, and I always liked both the humanities and sciences. People who knew me at MIT weren’t surprised that I switched.
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said, “the college had a liquor license because … we used to operate [McCarthy’s] pub.” Flanagan added that up until a year-and-a-half ago, the Office of Student Affairs was in charge of the annual liquor license, but it was then transferred over to Sodexo. However, in light of the recent police investigation of the beer tent, the licensing responsibility will now be transferred back to the college, namely to the Coordinator of College Events, Kevin Fitzgerald. FSC now has a new policy regarding the serving and sale of alcoholic beverages at the school, effective Oct. 26. According to the policy, any group planning an event on campus at which alcohol will be available must fill out a reservation request form at least four weeks in advance
“To some extent, we are responsible reputationally because it was our event. ... It’s not our violation. We [FSC] were not the entity obligated to get the permit.” - President Timothy Flanagan
Eddy is an alumnus of FSC and a member of the Board of Directors for the FSC Alumni Association. Vice President of College Advancement Chris Hendry reiterated Flanagan’s statement that although Eddy has a of the event. The coordinator of college events will obtain number of roles within the FSC community, he is not an alcohol training certification this month, and must file an employee of the college. application for a one-day liquor license with the town of “The [alumni] board basically supports homecoming as Framingham two weeks prior to the event where alcohol one of their signature events for the year,” said Hendry. will be served. “In this particular instance, Ralph was not acting as an [alumni] board member. He’s acting on behalf of Sodexo - his employer.” Some FSC students wonder why alcohol is served on the dry campus for alumni events. FSC senior Jenna Steward said, “It seems kind of contradictory.” Hendry said, “We don’t tie it [alcohol] necessarily to athletics, as it is a specific homecoming event, so to have alcohol available to alumni, all of whom would be of age, is a nice touch to have.” Another FSC senior, Taryne Armata, said, “Students who are perfectly of age can’t drink Kelsey Loverude/The Gatepost on campus, so allowing FSC students, alumni and families watch the football game at homecoming. it to be served for alumni just discredits the whole The policy also states it is the responsibility of the co- pretense.” ordinator of college events to “ensure that all requirements FSC alumna Sarah Douillette, ’09 attended the homenoted on the application for special one-day liquor licens- coming event at which she was served alcohol from the es are met,” as well as to provide a copy to FSC campus alumni tent. police and post the original license at the site of the event. “It felt weird,” said Douillette, who is used to the strict
To All Clubs, As you may know, the Christmas season is coming up and will be here before you know it. As a club, Christian Fellowship is taking advantage of a great opportunity called Operation Christmas Child. It is a charity that sends boxes of goods to children of unfortunate circumstances overseas. If any of your club members are interested in donating toys or filling up an entire box for Operation Christmas Child, let us know. Because these boxes are going overseas, we need to have the donations by no later than our drop-off time of November 10th. If you have any questions please feel free to email the club at christianfellowship@hotmail. com or visit the link at Samaritanspurse.org/occ. We hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Angela Amissah Christian Fellowship Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
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The beer tent at FSC’s Homecoming festivities in September.
drinking policy at FSC from her experience as an undergraduate. “If it’s a dry campus there shouldn’t be any alcohol served - ever - even if it’s under a tent,” she added. Flanagan said, “To some extent, we are responsible reputationally because it was our event,” but added, “It’s not our violation. We [FSC] were not the entity obligated to get the permit.” Hendry said to avoid any conflict of interest that might arise between Eddy’s role as an employee of Sodexo and a member of the Board of Directors for the alumni associa-
“Students can get in so much trouble for having alcohol on campus, but yet he [Eddy] can provide a fake document to police and get a slap on the wrist?” - Jenifer Polson
tion, “Any time there is catering involved in events that are alumni-related, Ralph is essentially not acting on behalf of the board.” Eddy remained on unpaid administrative leave until this past Monday, Nov. 2. Flanagan said he requested that Sodexo allow Eddy to return to FSC as director of dining services after “having resolved the matter with the town of Framingham.” Some members of the FSC community are questioning Eddy’s return to the college. Senior Jenifer Polson said, “Students can get in so much trouble for having alcohol on campus, but yet he [Eddy] can provide a fake document to police and get a slap on the wrist?”
Martin: FSC will maintain faculty strength
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get that has been identified for the project, then ultimately a preferred solution to that project,” said Hamel. Hamel said, “With a reduction in overall annual spending, projects that are proceeding as planned are really limited to those that are already in construction. Other projects, like ours, that are either in study or design, those are the ones that being pushed further off.”
cus on private foundation support and corporation support for on-campus activities, such as faculty development, er large.” scholarship support and programmatic support. According to Hamel, the college has reserve funds Hendry also introduced Jonathan Lee, the new associwhich can be used in emergency financial situations when ate director of grant and sponsored programs. “Jonathan other funding is unavailable. Hamel said, “We have the is very active, already, in the community in starting out capability to use them to grow out of a structural deficit, grant opportunities, primarily from the private side, but but just like the federal stimulus funds, they’re a onecertainly from the public sector as well,” said Hendry. time shot.” Lee helps faculty and staff identify funding sources In the event of necessary budgeting cuts at FSC, Flaand assists with the planning, writing and editing of nagan said, “The college would need to reduce expengrant proposals, said Hendry. ditures. ... You start look at areas where there is a lot of He also announced Director of alumni relations money, and where it’s discretionary.” Maria Quiray, is leading a redesigned FSC Alumni Flanagan added, “I continue to believe that if we stick Magazine. Hendry said, “We hope that you will see a together in this - we’re going to be just fine. ... We’re a wonderful new approach to the magazine, coming out very fine institution, our debt levels are very modest and the end of this month. We’re really excited about the most importantly, the reputation of our academic pronew edition.” gram continues to be our most important asset.” Hendry stated that the Department of College AdFlanagan also discussed collaborating with other Masvancement has moved alumni reunion and alumni sachusetts state colleges to help reduce expenditures. commencement to the same weekend, May 19 - 21. Dr. Richard Freeland, commissioner of the Massachu“We’re really excited about that, and we hope that setts Department of Higher Education, has put together a when alumni come back to campus, they will particitask force on the efficiency and collaboration of colleges pate in commencement activities as well,” said Henand universities in Massachusetts, according to Flanagan. dry. Student health insurance, as well as joint contracts, are Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Robert examples of areas that can get better financial returns Martin discussed how the Office of Academic Affairs when considered collectively. is preparing for future budget cuts. Hamel also addressed the capital planning projects on Martin said, “What I hope to do is show you it’s campus and how the budget cuts would affect construcall connected, and that some of what’s happening in tion. academic affairs has a relationship to the financial The most important project, the building of the new challenges.” residence hall shouldn’t be put off due to the cuts, acMartin indicated that Academic Affairs will be cording to Hamel. “It is a very good time to borrow funds working on maintaining faculty strength for the upand to build. Between the favorable market conditions in coming years, rather than adding new positions. terms of rate for our type of bond issuances ... and the “It’s a disappointment, in the sense that we had Tom Higgins/The Gatepost likely use of Build America Bonds, the cost condition is hoped to add new positions and to grow the faculty very favorable for that project,” said Hamel. a couple positions each year - we’re clearly not doing Vice President of Administration, Finance and The other major building project, currently in the rethat,” said Martin. Technology Dr. Dale Hamel search phase According to Martin, there are seven tenure-track of developHamel views the possible project defaculty poment, includes lays as an opportunity for FSC to ensure sitions open “There shouldn’t be a reason why a the creation of the school is benefitting as much as poswhich will “What I hope to do is show you it’s student takes a math course, an English sible from the renovations. “It’s hitting new science be filled by all connected, and that some of what’s course, a biology course or a chemistry facilities and us on both the operating budget side, and September. happening in academic affairs has a course at [a community college], and the renovation the capital budget side, but with the capi“We’ve aurelationship to the financial challenges.” t h o r i z e d has a problem [transferring credits in].” tal project ... I think [the delay] gives us of Hemenway Hall. time to do it right.” searches -Dr. Robert Martin -Dr. Robert Martin “We have Also discussing FSC’s finances, Vice into those just completed President of College Advancement Chris areas. In what Division Hendry reported that the college has some cases, of Capital Asraised more money than last year. not necesset Management (DCAM) refers to as the ‘ST2 phase’ “It’s partly due to a new marketing program that we’ve sarily where the vacancies occurred. We’ve done a little of the study, which identifies current conditions and pro- rolled out this fall - that has been very successful. ... Our bit of shifting.” grammatic ‘needs,’” said Hamel. numbers are considerably ahead of where we want to be Flanagan said, “At this point, there is nothing on the “We are heading into ST3, which considers various al- so we’re happy.” horizon which would suggest to us that reductions in staff ternatives to try to meet those [cost] needs within the budAccording to Hendry, the department is increasing fo- Continued on page 5
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SGA approves new student mentorship club
By Matt Bushery Editorial Staff SGA unanimously passed the constitution for a new FSC club, FSC for FHS, on Tuesday. The club’s focus is for Framingham State students to mentor and/or tutor students at Framingham High School. Junior Chrissy Varkas, who represented FSC for FHS at the meeting, said, “FSC students [in the club] are going to go to Framingham High School to help [students], mentor them and pretty much be of assistance in any way possible.” SGA President Steve Whittemore lauded the new club and its efforts to improve the lives of others. “I absolutely think [the club is] going to be beneficial not only to the Framingham State community, but also very much for the Framingham High School community.” Whittemore added, “I have no doubt the club will be
successful here at school,” and that SGA was eager to pass the constitution. Student Trustee Julie Cormio discussed the importance of students attending all Veteran’s Day events being held throughout next week, including the reception for FSC’s membership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium on Monday, Nov. 9. Whittemore cancelled the SGA meeting to be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, due to the administrators’ forum to be held that night, which members of SGA will attend. They will participate in a roundtable discussion with members of the administration to address issues concerning the school. “Twice a year, we have the administrators’ forum - once in spring, once in fall - and we invite all of the vice presidents [on campus] and some of the administration,” Whittemore said. “Basically, everything’s fair game
to talk about. The discussion … gives us, the students, a night to ask questions concerning problems on campus and the direction this school is headed. I’m proud to have this night with faculty and administrators, where we come together to just talk.” In other news, Whittemore applauded the Women’s Rugby Team for their trip to the playoffs. Also, Nicole Dygon was named SGA Executive Board Member of the Month and Yasmin Bilimoria was named SGA Senator of the Month for October. “Yasmin is new to the senate this year, and I have to say she is definitely one of the most active members of the senate - someone who’s always willing to help out,” said Whittemore. He added, “Nicole [Dygon] is very deserving of this award. She’s a great friend of mine outside SGA, and she’s simply great to have around at meetings every week. She works extremely hard.”
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New faculty programs planned for fall, 2010 The general education review process is taking place in the curriculum committee this year. “Because our students take 12 courses, just for economic reasons, [the review] is obviously important to the college,” said Martin. The college curriculum Committee is responsible for reviewing all proposed courses for satisfaction of FSC’s
schools] should balance the goal of reducing the number of people who become seriously ill or die from flu, with would be necessary.” the goal of minimizing educational and social disruption.” To combat the financial crisis, Martin said that AcaConley also announced this fall’s enrollment numbers. demic Affairs is trying to “look at our program array, and A total of 3,312 full/part-time students are attending FSC see where we can grow and develop new programs ... in a during the fall 2009 semester, compared to 3,238 last year. way, to grow our way out of these [financial] problems.” “We had very robust enrollment for fall 2009, which Though the programs do not exist on paper, Martin is never bad news in this type of [economic] climate,” emphasized that “we’re at the start of the road, where said Conley. we’re just starting to have conversations about these parConley also discussed that in conjunction with FSC ticular areas.” Information Technology, Academic Affairs had made the Martin alluded to growth in graduate programs, as decision not to update the student degree audit software, well as expanding FSC’s presence in Marlborough. DegreeWorks. Dean of Academic Affairs Ellen Zimmerman has also “We made that decision because the upgrade was imstarted to work closely with the departments to attract a plemented by UC Berklee, and it crashed their system. ... more diverse range of prospective faculty, and to “broadYou can anticipate that probably by fall, we will have a en the pool of applicants,” said Martin. “Our mission in version of DegreeWorks that can audit the minor.” education is to expose students to different perspectives. Conley announced that FSC has been named a SerThat’s why diversity is so important to us.” vicemembers Opportunity College. According to its Web Martin briefly discussed ways of expanding how facsite, “SOC is a consortium of national higher education ulty are recognized and honored. “I’m talking about difassociations and over 1,800 colleges and universities ferent ways in which we can recognize faculty members who have pledged to support the higher education needs as well as staff achievements.” of the military service member.” A reception will be held Martin indicated that Academic Affairs has put more on Veteran’s day - Monday, Nov. 9. funding into CELTSS, the faculty Center for Excellence Conley also noted that the lighting of the Holiday Tree in Learning, Teaching, Scholarship and Service. The proof Hope will take place on Dec. 1. “We wanted a tradigram was established in 2007 to promote professional tion, and every year, the event is getting bigger and bigdevelopment as well as internal funding opportunities. ger,” she said. The number of applications for CELTSS funding has inRita Colucci, director of human resources and affirThe Gatepost Archives creased this year. mative action, announced new training programs that Martin also discussed program articulation in terms of Vice President of College Advancement Chris Hendry will be available on campus. According to Colucci, the Academic Affairs’ plan to alleviate the difficulties assonext program will occur in January, Talking the Talk: Efciated with transferring credits from community colleges general education requirements. fective Communication in The Workplace. into FSC. Vice President for Enrollment and Student DevelopColucci said another program will be available in fall, “There shouldn’t be a reason why a student takes a math ment Susanne Conley also gave an update on how the 2010. “In this training, we’re hoping to train the entire course, an English course, a biology course or a chemis- H1N1 pandemic is affecting the campus. campus on discrimination prevention, which will include try course at one of those institutions, and has a problem “As of today, we have a little more than 100 students sexual harassment prevention training.” [transferring credits in],” said Martin. [with influenza-like symptoms]. About 75 of those are Each academic department at FSC is working with students who were seen at MetroWest Medical Center or [Editor’s Note: In last week’s issue of The Gatepost, in Zimmerman to “sit down” with their counterparts at the Health Services,” said Conley. the article “Haunted FSC,” Julie Reed was misquoted community colleges to discuss the correlation among FSC is following the CDC pandemic guidelines for colas saying “It almost looked like a reflection image.” She classes at the different schools. leges and universities as listed on its Web site, CDC.gov. Martin said, “Out of those discussions, hopefully comes According to the Web site, “Decisions about strategies [at said, “It almost looked like a projection image.”] agreement and a common approach.” -Continued from page 4
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The Gatepost Editorial The FSC Speakeasy
Homecoming weekend has always been the primary traditional social opportunity for the FSC alumni and community to come together with current students, families and faculty to share their experiences about FSC. The central event during this weekend has always been, of course, the traditional FSC football game. Recently, the Homecoming game has been defined by another tradition - the selling of beer. It has become one of the few major public events each year that FSC offers alcohol on an otherwise completely dry campus. This year, however, FSC didn’t have a liquor license. Allegedly, Ralph Eddy, director of dining services for Sodexo, the college’s dining service provider, was responsible for obtaining a one-day liquor license in order to sell beer at the game. Which he failed to do. Sodexo was illegally selling alcohol at an FSCsponsored event - and not just any FSC-sponsored event, but the main social networking event the college holds each year. Oops. Though Sodexo and Eddy were allegedly ultimately responsible for the liquor license, college administrators should have been much more focused on the details of the event. Selling alcohol on a dry campus is a big deal. We at The Gatepost would have expected FSC administrators to consider everything that went into the sale of alcohol at Homecoming weekend, even if it wasn’t technically their responsibility. We are disappointed that this oversight happened. If the sale of alcohol cannot be properly managed, it shouldn’t happen at all. And why sell alcohol at Homecoming in the first place? To serve alcohol at the college’s most publicized social event seems to belie the college’s efforts to promote a dry campus. It is hypocritical and directly contradicts the college’s strict no-alcohol policy. Framingham State administrators should not be promoting and taking pride in an event where alcohol is sold when students aren’t even allowed to use alcohol bottles as vases in their rooms and are constantly subject to having their bags checked and rooms searched for alcohol paraphernalia. Over-21 students aren’t even allowed a beer in the privacy of their own rooms - the slightest evidence of alcohol leads to immediate repercussions and the threat of suspension. Students fear showing any signs of having consumed alcohol in public, 21 or not, to the point of avoiding the campus altogether. How can administrators then suggest to students that a beer at a public college event is OK? For a policy to be respected, it needs to be enforced all the time, not only when it is convenient for administrators. To allow alcohol in certain situations and not allow it in others is unfair. Homecoming is a family weekend. It is irresponsible to invite students’ families, ranging from toddlers to grandmothers, to an event where alcohol is sold. Parents don’t want to see alcohol being sold at their kids’ college Homecoming weekend - it certainly isn’t comforting to parents who thought they were sending their kids off to a dry, serious academic institution. FSC administrators need to reconsider the sale of alcohol at Homecoming. Is it nice to be able to have a beer and watch a football game? Maybe. But the sale of alcohol at Homecoming is not necessary. It’s hypocritical. It’s not worth the risk of another “speakeasy” incident.
Letter to the Editor
The media ignoring Iraq
Many thanks to Amanda Lefebvre and Rakel Hjaltadottir for their thoughtful, informative pieces on “Tulpan” and “Wendy and Lucy,” respectively, in the October 30 issue of The Gatepost. I was very pleased to see these important films receive such covereage. Two points, however, should be mentioned. The coinage “neo neo realism,” which is used to describe current independent American films like “Wendy and Lucy,” was introduced by A.O. Scott in a New York Times essay this past March. Whether this coinage finds favor with critics and scholars remains to be seen. As for “Tulpan,” the following point needs to be clarified: it was never Asa’s dream to move to the city; that was his friend’s dream. Thus, in the concluding scene, Asa does not go off with his friend to “the promised land”; instead, he decides to remain on the hunger steppes to live the traditional life of a shepherd. In doing so, he has finally achieved his hard-earned adulthood.
Generally, when people find out that my father is currently serving an eighteen-month tour in Iraq, their immediate response is as follows: “Well, at least he’s only in Iraq. It’s not dangerous there anymore.” After I finish resisting the urge to cause the speaker physical harm, I find it necessary to explain to them that Iraq is still a war zone. War zones are never safe. In fact, it’s quite dangerous in Iraq, and it’s very insulting when someone feels the need to downplay the work that our brave soldiers are doing there. However, I realize that it is not entirely the general public’s fault that they are so ignorant. The media is the truly guilty party. The media finds it much more valuable to air stories about publicity stunts involving boys pretending to be stuck in balloons and the breaking news regarding celebrity custody battles than the wars overseas these days. As it happens, toward the beginning of October, three car bombs were detonated only yards away from the camp where my father and his men are stationed. Several people were killed, and many people were injured in the blasts. However, these explosions were not considered newsworthy. The television news gave the event no air time, and finding an article depicting the events was like trying to find Waldo. Even if someone did stumble across the write-up, it was hardly a paragraph long, providing absolutely no information whatsoever. The American public has almost no idea what is really happening in Iraq. It is a classic example of the age-old saying, “Out of sight, Out of mind.” If the media doesn’t portray Iraq as being dangerous, well then that must mean that is a safe place to hang out nowadays. We might as well all go head there on vacation! The public needs to be informed about what is happening overseas. They need to remember that we are still at war. There are still men and women fighting to defend our country. The media needs to play its part in informing the general public about the great sacrifices that our soldiers are making for us. We cannot just put the war out of mind. Nenia Corcoran Editorial Staff
Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr. Retired Professor, English and Film Studies
Track at FSC FSC needs to support a track team, make track a part of the athletic program and include money for the team in next year’s budget. Track is a part of the Olympics, common in most inter-collegiate sports and should be part of FSC as well. Today, we have a cross-country team, yet no track team. This is a mystifying phenomenon considering that more students participate in numerous events at a track meet, versus a cross-country event, which is distance only. FSC needs a track team because it ought to be a part of the student experience. Adding a track team to FSC would enable students to create lifetime friends, stay fit and keep on track with their studies. It is scientifically proven that student athletes achieve higher grades than their peers who are not athletes. Track teaches students self-discipline. Running structured, purposeful workouts is the epitome of a training method not only for track athletes, but for all other athletes who play in a college sport that involves endurance. Track is a relatively inexpensive sport to support. The expensive part - the track - FSC already has at Maple and Bowditch fields. The costliest part of it would just be a coach and event fees, yet both are not a huge expense. Including an FSC track team in the athletic budget will be well worth the low cost. By bringing awareness to the fact that there is no track team at FSC, as there was years ago, we can make a change. There needs to be an effective action to incorporate track as an element of the athletic program. Let’s get started with an FSC track team, develop the team over the next several years, compete locally in New England and other areas and support it financially. FSC is worthy of a track team. The most imperative reason is that it is one more reason to be a proud student at FSC!
Beer at Homecoming
This year, had I been able to partake in the Homecoming festivities, I would have had the privilege to put a beer in my 21-year-old body - cool (too bad I missed it!). This school puts so much emphasis on being a “dry” campus, but as soon as alumni are scheduled to make an appearance, we set up a giant beer tent faster than you can blink. When these large contributors come, the alcohol follows, apparently. But is this merely for celebratory purposes, or to suck up? Shouldn’t we still want to make a good impression on them, since they are the ones generously giving to the place that shaped their lives? This is not to say that having alcohol permitted on campus would give off a bad impression, but the administration certainly should be more focused on this matter rather than policing us on how we’re not allowed to fill up our cups for a little fun.
Michelle Korn Class of 2012
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November 6, 2009
ARTS & FEATURES
Capturing That New England Feel... By Jason Melo Staff Writer he Danforth Museum is celebrating its “New England Photography Biennial 2009” in downtown Framingham. The Lawrence and Rosenberg rooms at the museum are displaying images from various artists, but the works that caught my eye were those of Lisa Kessler, Alexia Mellor, Suzanne Revy and Linda Szabo White. The pieces from these photographers ranged from classy models in dirty, construction site settings to grannies decked in pink playing an intense game of basketball. This is perhaps why the exhibit is so engaging for the average viewer - the subject matter varies so immensely that if one photo doesn’t catch your eye, the next most certainly will. In the Lawrence gallery on the first wall of photos, an image by Lisa Kessler is a standout. Entitled “Hot Pink Grannies,” the image caught my eye immediately, probably because of the sharp pink tones jumping out from the photo. The picture is an inkjet print and was photographed in 2007. In the photo, five elderly women are decked out in white shirts, black shorts, white sneakers topped off with hot pink headbands and knee-socks playing an energetic game of basketball.
This picture emphasizes what Kessler believes the color pink stands for - an energetic color that “has a myriad of connotations...[but] is burdened by dogma.” In fact, Kessler created an entire collection of images craftily including the use of pink called “Living Pink” to display all of the connotations, negative and positive, that this eccentric color has. The positioning of these elderly women in mid-action stances, along with the energetic pink tones, creates the idea that these “grannies” are the exception to the stereotypical rule. They are not your typical grandmother - that is, what many deem to be slow paced, fragile, and locked in their homes baking or knitting. Rather, they are energetic, playing an exhilarating game of basketball outdoors, and the hot pink tones only emphasize this. The vantage point from behind the basketball hoop and a little to the left allows the viewers to see the game as if they were part of an audience cheering on their own grandmothers. The natural lighting from the sun adds energy to the image and represents the warmth and friendliness of these “hot pink grannies.” The contrast between the hot pink of the ladies’ socks and the green pavement of the basketball court, along with the depth of field, with one granny positioned in the far back near the beginning of the 3-point line, and one
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close to the camera, to the left of the basketball hoop, work hand in hand to create a visually appealing image. “Extending the Friendly Skies (site),” an inkjet print image by Alexia Mellor from 2009, mixes the messy chaos of a construction site with the cleanliness and drama of a Hollywood glamour shot. In the photo, a female dressed in fashionable red dress, with a polka-dotted scarf, black gloves, open black sweater and red hat stands before the hard hat zone of a construction site complete with workers in bright orange and yellow cautionary colors, excavators, backhoes and plenty of dirt. The female model is in quite the dramatic pose, with her gloved left hand placed over her mouth, staring off into the distance, rather than the camera. Her facial expression is a mixture of drama and contemplation. Perhaps she is appalled at the odd location she has been positioned for a photograph, or maybe she’s in a state of deep concentration despite all the noise in the background. Regardless, this photo caught my eye because it mixes two completely different worlds in one photo. On the one hand, there is the organized mess of a construction site, which is generally known for being dirty and dangerous. At the forefront, however, is this clean-cut, glossy, Hol- Continued on page 8
Former MLB player VISITS FSC TO Share life experiences By Josh Primak Editorial Staff
FSC is the most recent stop on Glanville’s speaking tour.
t was the top of the ninth inning and Phillies’ pitcher Eric Milton stood just three outs away from a no-hitter and baseball immortality. The leadoff batter was jammed on a pitch that was making its way into shallow centerfield, where outfielder Doug Glanville was patrolling that night. Glanville got a bad read on the ball, and by the time he had recovered, the ball had fallen just out of reach of his outstretched glove - breaking up the no-hitter. The gaffe caused Glanville, who was playing in his ninth major league season, to consider life after baseball. “It was the first moment that I thought, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this anymore. Maybe it’s time for something else.’” Glanville addressed his journey from amateur to professional baseball, and life afterward on Monday, Nov. 2 in the Dwight Performing Arts Center. Glanville, the son of a Howard University professor from Trinidad and a schoolteacher grew up in Teaneck, N.J. He played baseball for the University of Pennsylvania and while majoring in systems engineering was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the 1991 draft - one spot ahead of Manny Ramirez. After making it to the big leagues with the Cubs, he was traded to Philadelphia, where he had his best years, including a 1999 season which saw him hit .325 while ranking second in - Continued on page 8
November 6, 2009
FSC students intern at McAulliffe Center By Pam Barberio Assistant Arts & Features Editor his past summer, NASA provided funding for eight education students’ internships at the Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State College. Mary Liscombe, director of the McAuliffe Center, said the main purpose of this internship was “to tie the McAuliffe Center more closely to the college. … We felt [it] would be beneficial to the students who are aspiring to be teachers, so we decided to create an internship.” The curriculum of the internship was designed to “give them experience working with students to get them to see things that they wouldn’t see in the regular classroom,” said Liscombe. The positions gave the students an opportunity to have internships which included a practicum that would “better prepare them to go out into the world of teaching,” she added. The students were paid, and part of the Center’s goal “was to provide them with summer employment. … Serving as a waiter or waitress is a nice job, but it doesn’t really move them forward in their goals of being a teacher,” said Liscombe. She noted that the money did not come from Framingham State. She “chased down lots of money that funded their [the interns’] stipends,” which came from MIT and NASA’s Space Grant Consortium Funding, which provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students nationwide. Nancy Goguen, assistant director of the Christa McAuliffe Center, said, “All together there was about 300 hours of professional development for eight of our students here on the campus.” The duration of the internship program was 10 weeks at 30 hours per week, simulating the experience of a fulltime job. Liscombe and Goguen invited Robin Robinson and Andrea Pickles from The Distance Education Support Center to talk to the interns about “what the 21st century student looks like” and how to address him or her. Robinson and Pickles presented an overview about “various resources that are available that might have taken them [the interns] years to discover. … So we’re trying to teach them how to be established a little bit more quickly when they go out to teach,” said Liscombe. Emma Fortin, a junior studying elementary education, said the application included a question asking applicants how they would teach 21st century kids. “At the end of the internship, we answered the same question and saw how different our answers were. [We saw] how much we
learned and we learned what that question really meant.” While there are a total of 46 Challenger Learning Centers in the country, the Christa McAuliffe Center is the only center offering a trial run for the internship program. If the summer, 2010 pilot proves successful, the internship will be offered nationally at all of the Challenger Cen-
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The McAuliffe Center is the only center being used as a trial run for the internship program. ters. “If the grant comes through that we’re putting together, it will not only be expanding to year two here but we will also be bringing in three new representatives from three other Challenger Learning Centers who will be going through [the] year-one program,” Liscombe said. The first four weeks of the year-one curriculum will be the only portion of the program that will go national because “we have resources here that you just can’t replicate,” said Liscombe. She added that much time has already been spent sharing feedback about what needs to be improved, what should be added into the curriculum and what should be left out. The McAuliffe Center is preparing to accept 12 new students this upcoming summer. The eight students from the previous summer will move on to the year-two pro-
A MPUS CONVERSATIONS By: Matthew Bushery and Michelle Korn
“I think you can have just as much fun without alcohol, so I’m against it.”
“It shouldn’t be this ‘hush-hush’ thing people don’t talk about. I think it’s acceptable to have.”
- Erika Swift, sophomore
- Katie Mulrey, senior
gram, while the new interns will begin year one. This year, the focus will be to get the interns “out into - not just the community - but to industries and to get out into other educational facilities,” Liscombe said, including facilities such as the Museum of Science and corporations such as Raytheon. The interns will also be studying at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, working with the Center’s creators and will be “actually holding Galileo’s books in their own little hands!” Liscombe said. The students will be going to MIT to work in the robotics lab that is housed at the university. “Year two will expand outwards from what they do here … to take them out closer and closer to the real world,” said Liscombe. Throughout the 10 weeks, the interns worked closely with teachers from surrounding communities, who shared their knowledge of using technology in the classrooms and learning how to fill time if there were gaps between lessons. Fortin said, “Well, we had to show up every day at 8:30 in the morning! … We learned how to ask better questions and not be scared to [ask questions].” Meredith Palmer, also a junior, who is studying to become a high school math teacher, said, “At first, I was like, ‘Spend my summer at school? Absolutely not!’ … In the end, I was really glad that he [my department chair] did [sign me up for the internship] because it was really cool.” Palmer said, “The last three weeks, there were middle school kids here, so we really took the role of being the teacher. It was a big responsibility - keeping them under control.” The interns created their own lesson plans for the middle school students, where they were able to choose what they wanted to teach and in what style they wanted to do so. Fortin said, “We had to learn how to do everything so that we could teach it to the kids.” The interns worked with the middle school students to create adaptive devices for people with physical handicaps. “They [the interns] acted as true leaders and teachers,” said Liscombe. She added, “That’s a program that we, at the McAuliffe Center, have been running with teachers for the last three years and this is the first time we attempted it with undergraduate, pre-service teachers. … They were amazing.” The objective was to design their own devices, testing and running them as well as researching other products on the market that are similar to ones they made. Palmer said, “We all became really good friends. We all worked together so nicely and it was interesting for me - Continued on page 8
How do you feel about beer being sold at homecoming?
““If you’re 21, you can drink, so I guess that it should be allowed.” - Mauricio Silva, freshman
“If it wasn’t allowed, people would drink before they get there, so then they would be drinking and driving.”
“I don’t think it’s right. It’s open to kids and family it’s a family event. It’s just an inappropriate atmosphere for kids.”
- Bryana Bertulli, junior
- Shari Porter, sophomore
November 6, 2009
Danforth Museum celebrates “New England Photography Biennial 2009” - Continued from page 6
lywood aspect of the image, as evident in the woman’s pose, glossy eyed distant gazing and elaborately clothed. Perhaps Mellor wanted to make the statement that female models, or even women in general, can handle the messiness and danger of a construction site just like any man. Or perhaps she wanted to make the opposite statement, as the woman’s facial expression could create the sense that she’s not quite ready for what’s ahead, depending on the viewer’s interpretation of her facial expression. Regardless, Mellor’s photo is a standout piece in Danforth’s 2009 collection. On display in the Rosenberg gallery is “Small Wonders Stretched,” a 2008 photograph by Suzanne Revy. The black and white image exhibits the small wonders in the eyes of a child. Listed as being a selenium toned gelatin silver print, the picture shows a young, shirtless boy stretching the hind legs of a frog in the air, covering his face from view. The photo is taken straight on from the boy’s level, meaning that Revy probably knelt down to roughly his height range in order to take the photograph. This was an important move on her part as it captured
the true essence of being a child when taken from that vantage point. Children are in their own little world, quite literally, being much shorter than adults, and therefore see even the blandest things in a much different light. Whether it is a toy frog or an actual living frog is unclear, but the image is a standout piece in Danforth’s Rosenberg gallery. “Ride Together,” a 2008 digital photo by Linda Szabo White, portrays a young child with an older male on a creepy boat ride at what looks like the local carnival. In the background are various game booths and a few scattered visitors as the scene is mostly empty. The dark setting of the night enhances the photo in the sense that it assists in creating the opposite of your stereotypical carnival. Rather than fun, bright and whimsical, the carnival scene depicted here creates an almost depressing and gloomy mood. There is a gleam of light, most likely from a street lamp or some other carnival booth, directly to the right of the subjects. This light helps settle the eyes where they should be - on the adult and child passing by in a richly painted boat made to look like an angry and almost demonic tiger, which drowns out all the busyness and noise of the various tents and booths in the background.
On her official Web page, www.lindaszabowhite.net, White states she was interested in “the collision of shapes, colors and temperature of light” in this image as well as her other carnival photos. The mixture of the bulb lights in the left background and the square ones next to it, each giving off a faintly different color of light, along with the multiple layers of the windy log flume attraction are just some of the elements that make this picture so visually appealing. The deeper meaning of this image beyond a captured moment at the carnival is not explicit, but even so, it remains eerie and almost gothic, an excellent piece that does its job in creating an atmosphere within the photo. The Danforth Museum is an excellent way to spend an afternoon for those who enjoy great works of art and photography. The various images engage the viewer and each of the photographers do a great job at capturing their unique visions and exhibiting them. The “New England Photography Biennial of 2009” will be on display on the first floor of the museum in the Lawrence and Rosenberg galleries from Sept. 13 through Nov. 8. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.
FSC students to return to internship positions - Continued from page 7
to work with someone who’s interested in English where I want to teach math. I think it really represents how, later on in high school, I’m going to have to work with other teachers.” Fortin said the internship helped her to understand how much each field of study complements the next. She said she was nervous about the math and science aspects of the program. “Now I love it! I never thought I would ever say I like math and science.” She added that she is excited about returning to her internship next summer. “It turned out better than I think most people expected.” All eight of the interns are returning for the second year. The McAuliffe Center has been operating for 15 years and is visited by as many as 10,000 middle school students a year. According to the Center’s Web site, “The Challenger Learning Center’s handson, minds-on middle school program uses space flight simulation to demonstrate the importance of essential 21st century work skills - including teamwork, problem solving, decision making and communication.” The students are assigned different jobs, from captain to communication to ground control. They have to perform crucial tasks such as dealing with robotics, building probes and collecting moon rocks while
“in space.” The McAuliffe Center just added a new green screen the middle school students will use while conducting their simulated
on the moon and the students working in ground control will receive the video. Evan Pagliuca, the flight director at the McAuliffe Center, said, “I like playing
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Up to 10,000 middle school students visit the McAullife Center per year. missions. It will be used to suggest that the students “on board the flight craft” are
Glanville discusses life during, after baseball
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the National League in hits. Glanville’s success did not continue because of injuries and a reduced playing role which led to his retirement from the game during spring training in 2005. While many professional athletes are so consumed by their sport that they are often left unfulfilled with their lives after retirement - this has not been the case for Glanville. An Ivy League graduate, Glanville has made the transition from ballplayer to civilian life, first dabbling in the world of education as a teacher of systems engineering in South Africa for a semester, then moving on to his current venture as founder of GK Alliance LLC, a residential company out of Chicago. While it was admittedly hard for Glanville to leave the game which he played for so many years, he credited his strong support system and positive outlook on life with helping his transition to the real world. “We can’t choose our destiny, nor should we be arrogant enough to think that we always know where our lesson wll lead us. You have to embrace the fact that maybe things have not been revealed yet. A hard thing might eventually lead you to another door.” Glanville is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. He is scheduled to release a book in spring, 2010 about his days in the major leagues.
around with all the new technology we get and figuring out ways” to get the interns
involved with it. The McAuliffe Center recently received notification that a grant it had applied will provide them funding to send a couple of its staff members to take classes about climatology and climate change. These skills will allow the Center to create new workshops for teachers. FSC’s planetarium, which is located in the rear of Hemenway Hall, is also utilized as part of the learning experience for the middle school students. Goguen said, “About 95 percent of all the students that come to Challenger to do our Challenger mission also go to the planetarium. “We are in the process now of developing a new planetarium program,” she added. Liscombe said, “The planetarium is a big project for us because it is it so multimedia based.” The current show at the planetarium is “The Tilt,” which explains the reason for the season changes. “We create teachers here at Framingham State. I’m hoping that with this additional contact that they have with students and other teachers, that we’re creating teacher leaders,” said Liscombe. Fortin said, “I can’t even measure how much I’ve learned just from the 10 weeks being here.”
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SPORTS The Gatepost
November 6, 2009
On The Sideline
Former Major League Baseball Player Doug Glanville By Josh Primak Sports Editor
Doug Glanville visited FSC on Mon. Nov. 2. For coverage of his visit, turn to page 6. GP: How did you get involved in baseball? Glanville: Well, I have to credit my brother. I have a big brother who is seven years older than I am and he dragged me out there as soon as I could walk and said, “you know what? This is something you can do,” and he mapped out my career basically. GP: Did you play any other sports growing up? Glanville: Growing up, I played basketball, and a little floor hockey, and some other things, but I kind of stopped somewhere during high school and it became baseball exclusively. GP: Why did you stick with baseball? Glanville: I loved it. I loved the fact that it was sort of this cerebral, slower-paced, thinking man’s game, but at the same time, there is this one-on-one part, but there’s also a team part. It’s kind of a hyper sport, but there was a lot of things I liked about it. GP: Did you have a favorite athlete growing up? Glanville: Well, I was a big Phillies fan, so I liked Gary Maddox and Mike Schmidt. John Elway from the Broncos was one of my favorites, so there were a few. GP: What is your most memorable moment as a professional? Glanville: There were a few, certainly getting the game-winning hit in game three of the 2003 NLCS was exciting. But I remember just making it, just getting to the big leagues was certainly an amazing thing. Also, getting my 200th hit of the season, which at the time was the first time since Pete Rose had done it about twenty years earlier for the Phillies, and on top of that, it was against the team that had traded me, so that was pretty sweet. GP: Did you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions? Glanville: I wasn’t a huge superstition guy, but I always used soft toss for my practice swings. One year, though, when I was with Des Moines in AAA, there was a book called The Magic Eye where you’d stare at it and stare at it - I used to do that. I remember for about two months, I used to look at that a lot and I had a twenty-plus game hitting streak. Then I of course ran out of hits, so I stopped using it.
GP: What do you miss most about playing baseball? Glanville: I think a lot of the camaraderie, and the diversity, and the people and the experience that I really enjoyed. I guess I miss the competition a little bit, but I would certainly put the people, and the way you interact with everyone, at the top of the list. GP: Where did the idea for this speaking tour come from? Glanville: I think from working with The New York Times. Someone from the Lavin Agency, which is a speakers’ bureau here in Boston, contacted me and began kicking this idea around and I said, “you know, this is interesting,” because I certainly love academics and my parents were both in academics in different parts of their lives, and I figured “hey, maybe I can do something.’” Maybe I could talk about a consistent message and present certain issues that I’m writing about, so it seemed like a good fit. GP: Did you find it hard to balance baseball with other aspects of your life? Glanville: I think it was very hard. It’s a tough game to balance because there are so many games. I started my family relatively late, so my career was basically over by then. Really, just balancing everyday life is difficult because it’s a very aggressively jealous and demanding type of schedule. GP: Do you stay involved in the game at all? Glanville: Well, from the other side of the fence - sort of an academic approach which I love. I do some work with Comcast in Chicago and XM radio once a week, which is just sort of covering various aspects of what’s happening that week. I try to balance between the day-to-day pulse of what’s happening during the season, and also the global perspective angle, also. GP: What are your thoughts on steroids in baseball? Glanville: I think everyone should be eligible for the hall of fame. Personally, if I was a voter, I wouldn’t vote for players that were on steroids. But the problem is that I also think the information is somewhat tainted, because some of the information that has been leaked is confidential, privileged info. Things like the leaking of the 104 names this year is supposedly confidential, and I have a problem with having that information, when we really shouldn’t. For me to base my vote on information that is tainted in a way is kind of tough. But philosophically, I would never vote for a steroids user, if I were in that position.
Photos courtesy of dougglanville.com
Doug Glanville played nine seasons in the major leagues for the Phillies, Cubs and Rangers.
November 6, 2009
SPORTS The Gatepost
Men’s soccer eliminated from MASCAC tournament By Nenia Corcoran Assistant Sports Editor
The Rams hung up their cleats for the season on Wednesday, after a devastating loss against Westfield State. The Rams were seeded third in the tournament, and faced the secondseeded Owls in the semifinal game. It was Westfield that scored first, when the Owls managed to break through the Rams’ defenders and find the net just 18 minutes into the match. However, Framingham was not ready to give up just yet. Jason Silva proved he deserved his current title of MASCAC player of the year, scoring both of Framingham’s goals, giving Silva a total of nine goals this season. In the 67th minute, the Owls managed to tie the score at two on a hard shot that squeezed by Greg Halle. With the season on the line for both teams, the nail-biting play continued until with just three minutes left in regulation, Westfield’s Josh Silvia sent a 35-yard rocket over the head of Halle and into the back of the net. With this heartbreaking goal, Westfield ended the Rams’ tournament dreams. The Rams finished out the season with a record of 8-9-2. On a lighter note, however, the Rams had five players named to the MASCAC All Conference team,
including Silva, who was named Player of the Year. The All-Conference first team roster featured Silva, Scott Faria and Joel Kayima. The second team roster recognized goalie Greg Halle and freshman Will Menter. Silva, who received the Rookie of the Year award in 2007, netted 23 points this season. Faria is making his third All-Conference appearance after leading the team with 24 points in the regular season. Kayima is being recognized by the conference for the first time. Halle is returning to second team for a second season, after averaging only 1.36 goals against and completing four shutouts. “It’s bittersweet right now.” Halle said, “I won’t fully appreciate it until I’m away from the game of soccer for a while.” Menter is receiving league-wide recognition during his first season playing at Framingham State. “It was a good award to receive to start out my soccer career,” Menter said. “I am really happy and honored to have been recognized for my playing.” With only two graduating seniors, the Rams will be returning a strong roster and hopes are high for next season.
Right: Five Rams’ players were named to the MASCAC All-Conference team.
Best of luck to FSC’s Women’s Rugby Football Club in the Division Semi-Finals !!
Leach sets FSC rushing record in win
By Jeff Mandeau Assistant Sports Editor
Football Captain Dave Leach continued his stellar season with another record-setting game in a victory against Massachusetts Maritime Buccaneers. The win gives FSC a winning overall record and keeps their tournament hopes alive. After a disappointing loss on the road to Maine Maritime, the Rams came into last Saturday’s game determined not to fall to a losing record, something they have not had since early September. Fortunately, the game was in Framingham, and the Rams statistically play better on their home turf. Before the Rams even had the ball they had to play catch up, as the Buccaneers’ offense came out strong, driving downfield and scoring a touchdown on their first possession of the game, although they would fail on the extra point attempt. Despite the fast start, Mass Maritime’s offense was shut down until the fourth quarter by the Rams’ defense, allowing the offense to get some points on the board. The scoring would start in the second quarter when Leach anchored a 68-yard drive, running for 48 yards and setting up a Brandon Holbrook five-yard touchdown score. After Phil Cosmos banged the extra point through the uprights, the Rams had a slim one-point lead. The Rams wouldn’t wait long to extend their lead. On the next Mass Maritime possession, the defense forced a three and out, making Maritime punt. Captain
Anthony Kewley was set to return the punt and came through with a gamechanging return that took him 82 yards into the end zone, and at halftime the score was 14-6 in favor of Framingham. The Rams would score once more in the third quarter on a 34-yard run by Leach, the game-winning score - and all but solidifying a crucial division victory. The Buccaneers made a valiant comeback effort, scoring a late touchdown in the fourth quarter, making it a one-score game. However, the Rams’ defense remained strong, and as time was running out, Mass Maritime failed to convert a long fourth down attempt - turning it over on downs. The Rams would win the game by the final score of 20-13. Leach needed 122 yards to gain the coveted title of all-time leading rusher in Framingham State history and finished the game with 171 yards. Leach currently has 2,260 rushing yards. The previous record was 2,211 and was held by alumnus Tom Reusch, whose career with the Rams lasted through the mid 1980s. The Rams will try to end the regular season on a high note with a home game against MASCAC opponent U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Rams currently have a 3-3 record against MASCAC opponents, making tomorrow’s game all the more important with a chance to finish the season with a winning record - something the football program hasn’t done in a very long time. The final game of the ‘09 season will be held on Maple Field at noon.