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The men’s hockey team won its fifth game in a row on Saturday, defeating Northeastern 4-1 at the Whitt.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, one UNH professor opens her home to international students. Page 6

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Pedaling towards change: Durham welcomes cyclists By CATIE HALL STAFF WRITER

Driving a car is the go-to American way. Most people consider grabbing the keys before checking a bus schedule or grabbing a bicycle. But according to some recent statistics, that’s not true around Durham. Cyclists are on the rise. On a day where drizzle coats the asphalt or when the sun shines at its highest peaks, tires rub against asphalt with every jab of a pedaling knee. And UNH engineering professor, Kent Chamberlin, pedals for health and happiness. “I live in, kind of, the Goldilocks distance

[from campus]; it’s just right, the distance,” Chamberlin said. “So, it’s about five miles, but I take the back road, which is about six and a half miles. … I smile pretty much the whole way in. And then I get here, and I’m refreshed, my blood is pumping, I’m wide awake. It’s not like those commutes where you were driving in a car and it’s frustrating — not at all. It’s just delightful. And I just feel so lucky every day, even days when the weather’s not good.” Defying two-footed travel has prevailed since 1817 when Baron Von Drais invented a walking

Durham is looking towards making downtown more ‘bikeable’ for students and residents. PHOEBE MCPHERSON/ STAFF

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Exploring academic (dis)honesty at UNH Exactly a month from now, UNH students will be experiencing the last day of their final exams. Although the long winter break is beginning to creep into students’ minds, the end of the semester doesn’t come without stress. In fact, making the grade often drives some students to use rather

controversial means to gain the competitive edge. Breaches in academic honesty – known to many as “cheating” – can take many forms in college and are surprisingly difficult to quantify. Within the university’s academic policies manual, there are essentially six defined circumstances for cheating: written classroom examination, out-of-class work, plagiarism, mis-


representation, academic policy and computer ethics. From faculty experience, the most common violation of academic honesty falls under plagiarism, when students misquote or falsely cite someone else’s work. “These kinds of incidents are often out of ignorance, not negligence. These aren’t bad students we deal




ohanna Pedersen is taking in the sights around College Woods at the University of New Hampshire, not an entirely abnormal place to find a student exploring. Except that it is 6:40 a.m. and her left eyebrow is hugging the rim of a long, cylindrical instrument not entirely dissimilar to that of a pirate spyglass. Her right eye is closed. A great oak tree seems to fold itself around her lanky 5-foot-11-inch physique while the treetops clench her unyielding line of vision. She is hushed and she is vigilant. She is 21 years old and she is practicing the same hobby as many 60-year-olds. The act of birding is simply the observation and study of birds. Pedersen wanted to bring this practice to her school, so she started the UNH Birding Club just last year. The club was designed to provide a niche for students interested in learning about birds. Though the club currently has only 18 active members, there are over 50 people in the UNH Birding Club Facebook group. “It shows there’s an interest in the community,” Pedersen said, referring to the relationship between the Facebook page and the members of the club. She believes the disparity between the numbers is due to a lack of information. “People think you need a lot of experience to go out and bird, and you don’t,” she said. “I don’t know everything, I can flat out say that. Most of the people I know don’t know everything, either. It’s good to have that one token person that knows what they’re doing, but it’s basically for fun.” Still, the sport frequently conjures up some stereotypes of the “typical” birders, such as aged men and women with binoculars and peppered hair follicles. So why does this sport spark such an interest in a community of 20-something-year-olds?

Despite the academic honesty policy, some students turn to cheating to survive the final push of the semester.


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Exploring Dimond Library

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International Education Week

8 Dimond Library offers many more resources than students realize, including transcripts, genealogies and original media recordings.

NU hands UNH first loss of year

10 This week, UNH celebrates International Education Week. See Page 10 for a complete list of events.

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15 The women’s basketball team committed 21 turnovers in its 70-50 loss to Northeastern.

This Week in Durham Nov. 19 • UNH Cambridge Summer Program Info Session, Hamilton-Smith 101, 1-2 p.m. • Breaking Barriers Program: Meet Josh Crary, MUB Theatre II, 4-5 p.m. • Hoops for Hunger, UNH Field House, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 20

• Thanksgiving Dinner, All Dining Halls, 4:30-9 p.m. • Current Issues Lecture Series: Give a Damn?, MUB Granite State Room, 7 p.m. • UNH Dept. of Theatre and Dance presents “eStranged,” Hennessy Theatre, 7-10 p.m.

Nov. 21

Nov. 22

• Great American Smokeout, Campus-wide, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. • Veterans Fair, MUB Strafford Room, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • MUSO presents: Laura Stevenson/Speedy Ortiz/Comma/ Notches, MUB Strafford Room, 6 p.m.

• Free Yoga Class for Students, 12-1 p.m., MUB Wildcat Den • Soul Food Junkies: Film, Food & Dance, MUB Strafford Room, 8 p.m. • CAB Trivia Night, MUB Entertainment Center, 9 p.m.

Chris Pelcher recorded a double-double in UNH’s 71-63 loss to NJIT.

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continued from page 1 machine that he would straddle in order to get around royal gardens faster. After this wooden walking machine with two wheels, the Pedaling History Bicycle Museum webpage says the next appearance of “a two-wheeled riding machine was in 1865.” To converted bicycle-users, there is more than one reason to forgo the standard use of just two legs, even if it doesn’t involve royal gardens. “I ride my bike because it’s faster than walking,” UNH junior Casey Wolfe said. Wolfe rides her bike mostly on campus but does make exceptions. “Durham’s actually a beautiful place to ride a bike just because of the roads and how beautiful the town is.” “Freshman year, before my bike was stolen, I biked all over the place,” UNH junior Christopher Carroll said. “I hardly ever walked.” While some people use their two-wheeled mechanisms to get around for fast convenience, others have more complicated relationships with their sport. “The reasons I bike around definitely includes passion for cycling, exercise and an excuse to get outside and see scenery,” UNH senior William Daher said. Because of the diverse population of cyclists like Wolfe, Carroll and Daher, towns and committees all over the U.S. are being forced to think about ways to accommodate the changing culture around bicycles. Even Durham’s committees are rewriting some rules. Town Councilor Robin Mower said in an email that Durham’s Energy and Parks and Recreation Committees are looking for ways to make the town more bicycle-friendly because people have been asking for improvements. According to a survey from the Durham Newsletter conducted on Sept. 23, 2011, “Respondents overall supported policies to make the downtown more pedestrian friendly, including improving bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks.” In 2001, 2 percent of staff and students were walking or biking to UNH on a weekly basis. For faculty, there was a 2 percent increase in bicycle riders between 2001 and 2007 and another 2 percent increase between 2007 and 2011. In contrast, the number of offcampus UNH students who biked to campus went from 2 percent in 2001 to 15 percent in 2007. In 2011, that number increased by 2 percent. According to Mower, Durham residents also reported an increasing number of cyclists around Durham. While residents could not be reached for comment, members of the UNH community were able to give feedback on Durham’s plan to accommodate the increasing number. “I think [a new bike plan] is definitely needed,” Wolfe said, “because the two times that I’ve [ridden my bike off campus] around Durham … especially when I was on the side of a turn, I was so afraid of a car whipping around the corner and hitting me. So, if there was more of a shoulder, even, that’d be so much safer.” “I think Durham and UNH have

really come a long way in terms of bike accessibility,” Sara Cleaves, associate director at UNH’s Sustainability Institute, said. “And, also, making the campus as walk-able as possible. We have more lanes for bikers and we have a lot more places where people can park their bikes, but I think we can do a lot more to improve that.” One of the projects that UNH and Durham worked on to make the community more bicycle-friendly was the addition of bike lanes to existing roads, Campus Planner Stephen Pesci said. Pesci also said that some roads around Durham have sharrows, or markings to indicate that they are shared roads between cars and cyclists. “The university and the town have been working for over the past 10 years to improve the walkability, bike-ability of the downtown,” Pesci said. “Specifically the downtown and on campus. On the bike side, we’ve been building in more bike infrastructure and [UNH and Durham] do that together.”

“We have more

lanes for bikers and we have a lot more places where people can park their bikes, but I think we can do a lot more to improve that.”

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Associate director of UNH’s Sustainability Institute UNH and Durham have also worked to offer more bicycle parking. The Transportation Policy Committee conducted a data check in spring 2012 to count bike rack capacity at UNH. The report said, “The campus has seen significant increases in bike use and storage over the past 10 years. We also see increases in bike travel on town and campus roads.” In 2009, Pesci said that there were 174 outdoor bike racks with the capacity to hold 1,650 bicycles. In 2011, the campus had a total of 217 outdoor bike racks with a total capacity of 2,290 bikes to meet the growing demand. In the 2011 Transportation Survey, 44 percent of faculty and 49 percent of students thought bicycle accommodations and conditions at UNH were good, while 9 percent of faculty and 22 percent of students thought it was excellent. On the flip side, 22 percent and 24 percent, respectively, only thought it was fair. However, Colleen Flaherty, administrative assistant at UNH’s Sustainability Institute, said she’s an optimist. “It’s great to hear that Durham is trying to promote alternative transportation,” Flaherty said. Whether it’s biking or walking, that’s really great to hear. … They should be promoting alternate transportation. It should be fun to walk [and] bike around Durham.” Whatever the opinion, bicycling culture in the United States has long been big business. The United States Census Bureau calculated the number of bicycles over 20 years. From 1990 to

2000, sales of bicycles and bicycle accessories increased by 111 percent. In 2000, the Department of Transportation published “Bicycle and Pedestrian Data,” which recognized increasing bicycle trends. “The importance of pedestrian and bicycle travel has received increasing attention in recent years as planners and policy makers recognize the benefits to communities, public health, economic development and the environment of improving non-motorized travel options,” the report said. The report also said that Congress passed a law in 1998 that required transportation planning and increased funding to incorporate bicycle and pedestrian needs for projects. Since 2000, people all over the U.S., even in small towns in New Hampshire, have started to take part in the bike trend. “… I live in Dover, and I would love it if Dover would do something like that,” Flaherty said, talking about Durham’s plan to make the town more bike-accessible. “There are some roads that are great to bike on, then there are others that aren’t so great, so I think towns moving towards more options for people is a beautiful thing.” Others, however, have been following the bike trend for several years. “Exercise doesn’t generally sound like a good time to me (putting my body through pain spending hours of time at the gym),” UNH senior Ryan Cornelissen said through email. “So biking is a practical compromise. I started two

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The number of bike racks on campus has increased from 174 in 2009 to 217 in 2011. These racks have a capacity for 2,290 bikes. summers ago, biking as means of alternate transportation. … I now am commuting to UNH for my last semester and park in the West Edge lot daily to ride my bike onto campus. A Lot always seems crazy and unsafe even for cars, so I enjoy getting my heart rate up and catching a breeze to start the day instead.” Mike Farrell has been an employee at the Durham Bike Shop since 1977, where bikes can be serviced or purchased. “There are more bicycles being used today than there were a few years ago,” Farrell said. “If you were to ask me 10, 15 years ago, I’d say, ‘Eh, bikes are not that big in Durham,’” Pesci said. “UNH has never had a strong bicycling culture or community, which is ironic because we’ve had a great cycling team for decades. We don’t have a good bicycling culture. Now, while I think it’s grown to the point where it’s functional, it’s not

like some college campuses.” Chamberlin has ridden his bike to UNH for 30 years. Could he choose just one moment that he enjoyed most? “At one point in riding my bike, I would’ve named a particularly beautiful, sunny, warm, perfect-temperature day,” Chamberlin said. “But the more I ride, the more I find I can adjust my clothing and my attitude to enjoy darn near any weather. So most days, I just can’t believe I am able to ride to work. It’s fun to say that after so many years.” Though the UNH cycling team could not be reached for comment, Chamberlin said he doesn’t think you have to be an athlete to ride a bicycle. “I want to set a good example,” Chamberlin said. “I mean, universities are places where you expect the future to happen early. And so, let’s bring it on. This is the future.”


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continued from page 1 Pedersen mentions that birding is a lot more active than the typical “stare at feeder, check off ‘Cardinal’ box, stay very still” method that many assume are the only movements made while engaging in the activity. “If you want to be a field biologist, you’re bush-whacking to [the middle of] nowhere to set up this net to catch this rare bird,” Pedersen said. “Actually, no birder I know is fat. All of them are relatively young and very fit people because they’re running around in the field.” The Birding Club generally goes out into College Woods and tracks down birds that way. Next to the blue jays and chickadees (the regulars), the group will play recorded birdcalls out in the field via cell phones with downloadable apps. “You get the chickadees called in and stuff like that and they’re always like, ‘What’re you doin’ here? Whatcha doing?’” Pedersen said. And surprises always lurk in the sport of birding. Many times, the recorded bird sounds turn out to be warning calls to bird species. “A bunch of them will come in and be like ‘whatcha doing in our turf?’ and we’re just like, ‘we’re gonna get killed by 50 chickadees right now,’” Pedersen said with simulated fear in her voice. Binoculars and spotting scopes, (“telescopes for shortrange”) are the primary visual instruments of choice for most birders, and can range anywhere from under $50 to well over $1,000 depending on brand and quality. But, after the initial purchase of all the gear, birding is a free activity. “Binoculars are bank,” she said. “Your optics are your big thing; you pay good money for good optics, but afterward the sport is completely free.” A one-time investment can lead to a life-long hobby, yet birding is still a practical sport for those without any equipment, too. “In the spring time it’s warbler season, and that’s when we want to teach members how to lis-

ten for birds,” Pedersen said. Warblers are very quick birds that hide in bushes and are difficult to find, which makes them perfect practice for training new ears. “One of the sayings for a birding community is ‘warbler’s neck’ because they’re so sneaky. You’ll never see them; you’ll only hear them. So you’ll be like, ‘ah, it’s over … there! No, there! Nope, that’s not it,” Pedersen said, flinging her head and arms around, imitating those who try to spot the warblers. “You’re just derping around and you can’t figure out where it is exactly.” This “derping around” contracts the “warbler’s neck.” “And we get excited about stupid things, too. We’re very nerdy people,” she said. “But I’m not gonna go up to you and be like, ‘Oh, you don’t understand what a woodpecker is? NERD.’ … We’re not mean; we’re totally open to helping people and teaching them.” Pedersen is a marine biology major at UNH. After college, she would like to study biology and bird on the side, or teach about pelagic biology. “Just think of ‘[Finding] Nemo.’ ‘Let’s name the zones, the zones, the zones, let’s name the zones of the deep blue sea. There’s epipelagic, mesopelagic, bathyal, abyssopelagic,” she said with enthusiasm. Pedersen likes the way the sport functions as a social catalyst. “I like going out because you’re getting a bunch of people together,” she said. “The most enjoyable thing is having everybody on the same page.” To this day, Pedersen is allergic to most animals with fur. As a kid, she always wanted a cat but could never have one, due to her allergies. “I love them so much but I just can’t handle it,” she said. “That’s why I like birds and reptiles. I can do feathers and scales.” Her allergies prompted birding, but Pedersen also got into the activity because of influential birders in her life. When she was very young, her grandfather would take her on walks around Long Island to look for birds. “We’d just walk around, talk,

NEWS listen and look for birds. No fancy equipment or anything,” she said. She pauses before discussing the second influential birder in her life, who she met during her internship as an ornithologist at the Shoals Marine Lab just off the coast of Maine. Here, she met a man who acts the same way she does around birds. “He’s always so aware of the birds and his surroundings,” Pedersen said. “He’s just so into everything so when you talk to him he’s like ‘yeah, yeah, yeah, glossy ibis!’ It’s great.” Pedersen believes that most true-birders are like this, always vigilant. “I’ll be talking to my friend and my friend will be like, ‘Hanna, what’re you doing?’ and I’m just like, ‘northern cardinal!’ It’s kind of an issue,” she said. She explained that being an active birder and being surrounded by others who are also active birders is “just like an energy that rubs off on you.” Pedersen’s favorite pelagic bird is a gull. “People think they’re big rats with wings but I think they’re very intelligent birds,” she said. Gulls, the proper term for the birds society recognizes as seagulls, are scavengers. “They have to be very creative with their food sources,” Pedersen said. “Gulls can adapt anywhere. They will go to the depths of ripping through a dumpster as well as going out in the ocean. They have the range to do that, to do whatever they want, unlike birds like toucans or hoatzins where they have specific things they have to eat.” Pedersen explained that birding is a hobby that can be done anywhere. “Like, literally anywhere on the planet because everywhere has birds,” she said. “If you have a field biologist who’s interested in soils, they could study burrowing owls because they burrow under the ground. Or ‘oh, I like glaciers.’ Well, then you can study Adélie penguins. ‘Oh, I like the rainforest.’ Well you can study toucans.” One can bird essentially anywhere on the planet. “Haven’t you heard that the bird is the word?” Pedersen said.

High risk health insurance pool is extended By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press

CONCORD — Nearly 3,000 New Hampshire residents who have health insurance through the state’s high risk pool will be allowed to keep their coverage until alternatives are fully available under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. The high risk pool serves 2,750 residents who otherwise may have trouble obtaining insurance. It was scheduled to shut down Dec. 31 because after that, insurers must issue polices without regard to health status. But given the problems with the federal government’s website for purchasing plans, many people have been worried that they won’t be able to purchase new insurance in time to avoid interruptions in coverage. Insurance Commissioner Rog-

er Sevigny said Monday he will issue an order later this week allowing the high risk pool to remain open until the federal marketplace is fully available. “These people need to know for certain that they will have coverage in January of 2014 and cannot wait until the last minute to enroll through,” Sevigny said. Eight months ago, Laura Miller of Concord told lawmakers that because of a preexisting condition, the high risk pool was her only insurance option, but she hoped to be among the first state residents to sign up for new coverage when the online marketplace opened Oct. 1. She said Monday she has tried numerous times to enroll online without success, and after consulting an insurance agent, had decided to wait until the end of November to try

again. She was pleased to hear that the risk pool will be extended. “I’m very happy,” she said. “That takes the stress off of people panicking about not being able to get in.” One month after the launch of the federal website, only 269 people in New Hampshire had selected a health plan, figures released last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed. The launch has been sharply criticized because of technological problems and a number of cancellation notices to people whose current plans don’t meet federal requirements. Those notices went out to about 22,000 Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire customers, but they can keep their plans for another year if they renew by Nov. 30.

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continued from page 1 with, but students that made a lazy mistake,” College of Health and Human Services Associate Dean Neil Vroman said. The university policy manual defines plagiarism as, “the unattributed use of ideas, evidence, or words of another person, or the conveying of the false impression that the arguments and writing in a paper are a student’s own.” The policy includes three sub-definitions, or qualifiers: One, the acquisition by purchase or otherwise of a part or the whole of a piece of work which is represented as the student’s own; two, the representation of the ideas, data, or writing of another person as the student’s own work, even though some wording, methods of citation, or arrangement of evidence, ideas, or arguments have been altered; three, concealment of the true sources of information, ideas, or arguments in any piece of work. It becomes easy to see how a slight error in a student’s bibliography, or paraphrasing assumed by the student to be put in original context can qualify as plagiarism and cheating. That’s not to say that cases of deliberate student dishonesty do not exist, but according to Vroman, these are few and far between. “UNH is an institution that pays close attention to academic integrity, and my gut feeling, despite being unable to quantify, is that cheating does not happen a lot here,” Vroman said. Why is UNH unable to quantify cheating incidents? There are a number of reasons, starting with the protocol for handling said scenarios. University policy outlines the procedure, which begins, and can possibly end, at the student-teacher level: “The penalty imposed by the instructor may not exceed failure in the course … cases shall be reported to the student’s college dean at the discretion of the instructor and department chair, except when a failing grade in the course is assigned for academic misconduct, in which case the student’s college dean shall be notified of the fact.” Essentially, there is such a large gray area within the instructor’s right to handle the situation, that keeping count on any number of incidences becomes difficult. According to Vroman, “Instructors can give anything from a slap on the wrist to a failing grade for the course, so if cases are han-

dled internally between the instructor and the student, which most are, they go virtually unrecorded.” He also adds that, “in my entire faculty career, I don’t ever remember administering an ‘F’ for a course due to cheating.” Courtney Marshall, assistant professor of English and women’s studies, agrees that most cases of cheating don’t occur out of malice. “I find that some students simply aren’t aware on how to integrate quotes and sources in a responsible way,” Marshall said. She hasn’t dealt with any academic dishonesty this semester, but has in the past. “I’ve always dealt with it on a personal level, often giving the student the chance to rewrite the assignment,” Marshall said. From a student perspective, motivations for cheating vary. In most cases, the less difficult it is to cheat, the more students will take the risk. Certain students, though, are quite ignorant as to what really counts as cheating, and this often leads to accusations of misconduct for what was thought to be genuine work. One student, junior Wesley Maddox defines cheating as such: “using someone else’s intellectual property, whether it be words on a test or in an essay, and claiming it as your own.” Senior Joe Dixon agrees, claiming that cheating is as simple as “stealing someone else’s work and taking credit for it.” However, as is evident from faculty reports, very rarely does cheating take this form. “Cheating on exams at UNH is very difficult, but when everything is online now, homework and out of class assignments make it easier for a student to take someone else’s work,” senior Brendan Stack said. The key for students is to be aware of media and content ownership online, and realize that although a work is published, it is not open for anonymous rewording and paraphrasing. As Stack mentioned, a student can find just about anything on the Internet, and if it is not properly cited, that work becomes plagiarism. There may be instances of cheating or plagiarism, both intentional and unintentional, during this semester’s final exam period. As an institution of higher learning, UNH takes such cases seriously. But Vroman pointed out, “What’s your degree worth if the university doesn’t handle cheating responsibility? Absolutely nothing.”

NH Brief Ninth arrested in heroin ring investigation PORTSMOUTH — Police in Portsmouth, N.H., say they’ve made a ninth arrest in connection with a months-long heroin ring investigation. The ninth suspect — 21-year old Chelsea Glover of Milton — was arrested Friday night on charges of selling heroin. She was being held on $5,000 bail. Seven other people have been charged with felony-level drug offenses. One was charged with misdemeanor trespassing.

Police tell the Portsmouth Herald that the arrests were made after a months-long investigation into street-level drug dealing. It was not immediately known if Glover was being represented by a lawyer.

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UNH study shows global warming-induced animal dwarfism By Ken Johnson staff writer

According to a study being conducted by UNH doctoral candidate Abigail D’Ambrosia, mammals shrank in size during global warming. “Mammalian dwarfism does seem to occur,” D’Ambrosia said. D’Ambrosia studied teeth from Hyracotherium, an ancient horse, Cantius, an early primate, and two early mammals, Diacodexis and Hyopsodus. “[Hyracotherium] decreased in body size 19 percent when we go from pre-hyper-thermal to middle hyper-thermal records,” D’Ambrosia said. This research is part of D’Ambrosia’s doctoral project at UNH. D’Ambrosia’s interest in the project began while working

with William Clyde, an associate professor of geology at UNH. D’Ambrosia, a second year doctoral student, has been working on this project since 2012. The project was prompted by some of Clyde’s previous work, which uncovered dwarfism during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a global warming event that occurred roughly 55 million years ago. Clyde’s discovery occurred while he was pursuing his doctorate. “The mammals I was studying, many of the lineages … became significantly smaller by up to 40 to 50 percent,” Clyde said. D’Ambrosia has been studying another global warming phenomenon, Eocene Thermal Maximum 2 (ETM2), which happened on a smaller scale and occurred 2 million years after PETM. D’Ambrosia is

studying the same type of mammals that Clyde studied, and utilizing fossilized teeth collected from the Big Horn Valley Basin in Wyoming. Teeth were collected above, in the middle of, and below the layers of rock where the ETM2 hyperthermal event occurred. Scientists discovered exactly where the event occurred by finding nodules within and on the rocks, which one can measure for carbon isotopes that are used as a proxy for the global carbon cycle. A strong negative value indicates there was a lot of carbon in the atmosphere, which is often associated with a hyper-thermal event. This allows a team to find out where global warming occurred within the stratigraphic layers of rock. Clyde and Henry Fricke, an associate professor of geology at Colorado College, originally found evidence of ETM2 while collecting

isotope data in the Big Horn Valley Basin. D’Ambrosia measured the teeth collected, looking for the body size change. “The size of a mammal tooth is highly correlated to body size in adult mammals,” D’Ambrosia said. “We looked to see if teeth got smaller in the middle of it. And they did.” Kathryn Snell, a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, looks at oxygen isotopes that are used as a proxy for temperature. Snell’s information was used with Fricke’s data to assess the temperature changes during ETM2. Philip Gingerich, professor of earth and environmental sciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, anthropology and curator at the Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan, offered additional

teeth from his collection from the Big Horn Basin for the study. Gingerich was Clyde’s advisor when Clyde completed his doctoral project, and has also assisted with this research. When D’Ambrosia’s data for ETM2 and Clyde’s for PETM were compared, another conclusion was drawn. “There seems to be a relationship between the size of a hyperthermal and the amount of dwarfism,” D’Ambrosia said. The project is still ongoing and is not yet a published study. D’Ambrosia is trying to gain more information about the post-ETM2 world to determine how quickly after the event mammals returned to normal size. Within the next year, D’Ambrosia said she hopes to have finished this part of her doctoral project.

NM officer fires at minivan carrying kids in traffic stop chaos By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — Two New Mexico state police officers are under investigation and a mother and her 14-year-old son are facing charges after a routine traffic stop turned to chaos when the teen physically confronted one officer and another officer fired shots at a minivan carrying children. Details of the recent stop emerged when KRQE-TV obtained video from the dashboard camera of the police cruiser that pulled over the family of six for speeding near the northern New Mexico tourist town of Taos. The footage taken Oct. 28 shows driver Oriana Farrell, 39, disobeying the officer’s orders, including driving off after being told to take her keys out of the vehicle. The Memphis, Tenn., woman was pulled over again and the situation escalated as she pleaded for lenience while refusing the officer’s orders to get out of the van. She eventually exits the vehicle, but tries to get back in as the officer, identified as Tony DeTavis in police records, tries to restrain her. The TV station’s edited video shows at least two of her five chil-

dren get out of the vehicle to confront DeTavis in her defense. Farrell ushered the smaller child back into the van as the 14-year-old struggled with the officer. The teen got back in the vehicle and shut the door after DeTavis appears to pull out his stun gun. At that point, backup arrived as DeTavis bashed out the minivan’s front passenger window with his nightstick and another officer, identified in records as Elias Montoya, shot at the vehicle as it drove off. Montoya wrote that he fired his weapon “at the left rear tire in an attempt to immobilize the vehicle.” The mother and teen were arrested in front of a hotel after a brief chase. She has since been released and faces charges of child abuse, fleeing and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia for a pair of marijuana pipes found in the van. Farrell was released on bond. It’s unclear whether the 14-year-old remains in custody. He faces charges of battery of an officer. His name has not been released. DeTavis wrote in the police report that Montoya “later bought the entire family McDonald’s during the booking process.” Farrell’s attorney Alan Mae-

stas did not immediately return a phone call to The Associated Press. Maestas, however, suggested to a judge last week that Farrell was acting out of fear for the safety of her children. Eighth Judicial District Attorney Donald Gallegos said the situation could have been avoided if Farrell had followed the officer’s instructions. “She wouldn’t do the simple act of just signing a ticket,”

Gallegos said. In a statement, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said his department will conduct a “full and thorough review” of the shooting and traffic stop. Kassetas said he has seen the video and has “concerns relating to the conduct of the officer who discharged his firearm.” He said the department “will take swift action” if the investiga-

tion determines the officer acted improperly. Gallegos said based on what he’s seen from the video, the district attorney’s office will not pursue criminal charges against the officers. But he said that could change if state police present more evidence. On the video, the initial officer could be heard telling Farrell she had been driving 71 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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US Rep. Sinema completes Ironman Arizona event By AP STAFF Associated Press

PHOENIX— Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is heading back to Washington after completing the grueling Ironman Arizona triathlon in suburban Phoenix. Sinema finished Sunday in 15 hours, 12 minutes, 34 seconds to become what organizers of the Ironman international competition say is the first sitting member of Congress to complete the event. The first-term Democratic

lawmaker representing Arizona’s 9th Congressional District completed a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile cycling ride and a 26.2-mile run. She had hoped to complete the race in less than 16 hours. Sinema says she didn’t even know how to swim before beginning to train for the event about a year ago. She hired Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman as her coach. Sinema spokesman Justin Unga said she was on a plane bound for Washington on Monday morning.

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Dimond Library exhibit showcases UNH staff artists

The Great Gatsby goes gourmet

By Justin Williams contributing writer

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On Friday and Saturday night, the UNH Department of Hospitality Management hosted its gourmet dinner at the Great Hall in the Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics. The sold-out event, titled “Taste of the Twenties,” was inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, “The Great Gatsby.” The menu featured authentic dishes from the 1920s prepared with food from local producers. Gourmet dinners, which are held throughout the year, are staffed by Advanced Food and Beverage students majoring in Hospitality Management.

People who think that all UNH staff members do is sit at a desk or teach are about to be proven wrong with “In the Company of Artists: An Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff” in the University Museum on the first floor of the Dimond Library. Dale Valena, a curator at the library, organizes and runs the exhibit. This is the second time she has managed this exhibit since 2008, when she was approached and asked if she would consider a non-art-staff exhibit, i.e. one consisting of work by professors and staff members outside of the Department of Art and Art History. “I said that sounded interesting and I am always willing to try if it sounds somewhat plausible,” Valena said. “So we did it, got about 50 artists and it was a great success. People loved it.” Colleagues of the artists in particular liked the exhibit because they did not know the people they worked with were artists. The goal of the exhibit was simple: to show the community all of the hidden talent at UNH. “It’s a nice staff thing to do,” Valena said. “All the people that participate really appreciate the university recognizing that they have other talents besides what they do for their nine-to-five jobs. It’s a feel-good kind of exhibit.” Five years later, she decided to do it again and the exhibit currently has about 50 artists. They range from people who work in facilities to professors and administrators. One of the contributing artists is Peter Welch, a wellness educator at Health Services. Welch submitted his watercolor painting, “Iris Afternoon,” to the exhibit, which was also featured

in New Hampshire Magazine. The reason he submitted this painting was because it was his favorite, and the reason it was his favorite was because of where he got the inspiration to create it. Two women whom he works with brought him flowers and he thought the flowers were beautiful. “I’m very interested in light and color and shadow, so I put them in the afternoon light and got this gorgeous shadow so I created it,” Welch said. The painting is an aerial view of the flowers. When it came time to submit something, he chose “Iris Afternoon” because his work helped inspire him to create it. “It’s sort of like my job is in the painting, which is kind of neat,” Welch said. Welch started painting when he was 40 years old, “so you can start learning how to paint at any point during your life,” he said with a laugh. Welch has always been interested in painting, and he started to paint when he took a class offered by UNH. He now has a website, and even sells some of his work through the website. While the exhibit still has another month of showing, Welch thinks it has already been as successful as the original one. “It gives those of us who are creative an outlet, and it also gives the university community a chance to learn more about their colleagues,” Welch said. With the success of both exhibits, perhaps the art show will come back for a third time in another five years. “Every time I do this show I find 50 more people who did not know about it and would like to participate next time,” Valena said. “So, there’s no shortage of talent.”

Professor opens home to international students for Thanksgiving By Jared Hornsby contributing writer

The trees are nearly bare, temperatures have dropped, and you can barely hear the Cowboys game over the roar of a packed house and those cousins you’ve met maybe once before. It’s Thanksgiving, the prelude to UNH’s lengthy winter break, and a chance for most to visit with high school friends and with family. Yet for the university’s roughly 700 international students, Thanksgiving is often a completely foreign concept. For one faculty member, the key to helping students’ bridge the gap is hospitality in the form of a Thanksgiving dinner for international students in an American home. Starting last fall, Courtney Marshall, assistant professor of English and women’s studies, opened her home to any interna-

tional students looking for a place to enjoy great food, company and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

to faculty. Qari was exposed to Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in 1988, and relates to students who are unfamiliar with the

“ I know what it’s like to not be able to

come home for the holidays, and I really enjoy making that aspect of college easier on international students.”

Courtney Marshall

Assistant professor of English and women’s studies In 2012, Marshall had four student guests grace her Dover home and she is anticipating a few more this year after relocating to Rochester, N.H. Marshall decided to host students after Zainab Qari, who currently works in UNH’s Office of International Students and Scholars, brought up the idea

American tradition. “It’s as much fun for me as it is for the students. I always love having a full house for Thanksgiving,” Marshall said. In addition to the classic turkey feast, the group plays board games, watches football and shares first impressions of the holiday. Good com-

pany is crucial for many students who may be intimidated by the perceived formality of Thanksgiving, or who lack confidence in their English speaking skills. “The day is really laid back, and just having visitors around the house makes it very special,” Marshall said. Last year, Chinese graduate student Meng Zhao joined Marshall’s open house and sat down to his first Thanksgiving dinner. This year, while working toward a master degree in statistics, Zhao is living in Newmarket with two American friends, and they will be hosting international friends as well. For Marshall, who hails from New Jersey and went to graduate school in Los Angeles, being away from family is a familiar feeling. “I know what it’s like to not be able to come home for the holi-

days, and I really enjoy making that aspect of college easier on international students,” Marshall said. Nov. 28 will mark the second of many Thanksgivings at Marshall’s home in Rochester, but every year will bring a first experience for several international students. The opportunity to share the holiday with an American host provides a must-have cultural experience amidst the lore of Thanksgiving in America.

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Fighting for feminism: VOX at UNH By KATIE GARDNER STAFF WRITER

While it is true that many stereotypes of feminism are negative, feminists at the University of New Hampshire are pushing past this and looking to spread their message across campus in a positive way. One way this is happening is through the student organization VOX, Voices for Planned Parenthood, which was created last semester. VOX, which means “voice” in Latin, is a group of feminists who hold events to raise awareness of feminist and social justice issues. Making sure to be inclusive of all social justice issues is important to feminists on the UNH campus, as feminism continues to grow and progress. “Feminism, first and foremost, is a liberation based on gen-

der,” senior Caiti Duttry, a member of VOX, said. “But it’s really a movement for liberation from all types of oppression.” Faina Bukher, the assistant coordinator for UNH’s women’s studies department, said that feminism now encompasses race, class, sexual orientation and gender identity, instead of only focusing on women’s rights. Junior Katie McAuliffe, a VOX member, agrees with this and often puts herself out there in order to support all identities. “In my eyes, being a feminist is willing to sacrifice personal and social success in order to fight for justice for all social identities,” McAuliffe said. Bringing this viewpoint to UNH students is a challenge, though, and the feminists on campus don’t expect that everyone will be accepting of it. Sophomore Taylor Barclay, a VOX member, thinks that most UNH students aren’t even sure what a feminist is and this is

something that she hopes will change. “I think that the average UNH student is a little confused,” Barclay said. “I feel like I get a lot of eye rolls and I feel like a lot of them think it’s just a load of crap. They think it’s just silly and that it’s just women complaining about things.” With the creation of VOX and the events that they have been holding and co-sponsoring, feminism is becoming more prominent on the UNH campus. On Oct. 3, VOX cosponsored the popular lecture Orchestrating Orgasms with MUSO. It wasn’t advertised as a feminist event, which some VOX members think was a positive thing because 500 people attended and became educated about different aspects of sexuality. Dawn Zitney, a proud feminist as well as the communications and information coordinator at Health Services, believes that events like this are important. She thinks they

are beneficial for the entire UNH student body, not only for VOX and other feminists on campus. “[VOX] shows the campus that feminism is alive and well and it’s not dead, ‘cause sometimes I think people think feminism is dead or that the newer generation doesn’t care,” Zitney said. “It’s nice to see students taking initiative and getting involved.” On Nov. 7, VOX sponsored Take Back the Night, a walk around the UNH campus and Durham aimed to raise awareness about rape culture and to try and bring an end to sexual assaults and harassment. One aspect of this is that not all women feel safe when walking alone at night across college campuses. “We’re all about awareness,” sophomore VOX member Laurel Galford said. “I think we want to make everyone aware of sexism, of feminism. That’s why we do things like Take Back the Night.” As the group of men and women walked a big loop around the UNH campus, they blasted music and chanted about rape culture. They were looking to make people aware of the issues that women have to face when walking alone at night. While there are many issues revolving around feminism, rape culture is one that’s very important to VOX members. “As a female college student, the issue of rape culture is so meaningful to me because it takes me two hands to count the number of friends I have who have been sexually assaulted,” McAuliffe said. Duttry also believes that sexual violence is one of the biggest feminist issues, especially on college campuses. She described it as a unique kind of violence, due to the fact that it comes from a power dynamic. “It’s so pervasive and we have SHARPP and it’s still so invisible,” Duttry said. “I recently learned that SHARPP is one of five of its kind of campus orgs in the

country.” Although UNH has always tried to care for female students and faculty members and to encourage equality, it wasn’t until 1978 that SHARPP, the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program, was founded. After that, it wasn’t until a sexual assault incident in Stoke Hall in 1987 that the program was given an advisory board. On this board was Andrew Merton, now head of the English department. “It’s absolutely an improvement that there’s some place that women can go,” Merton said. “But the same problems exist. It’s very discouraging.” In the meantime, VOX is continuing to try to show UNH students that feminism is a good thing while at the same time trying to break the stereotypes. “It’s not man-hating lesbians, which is a huge stigma that people have when they hear the word feminist,” Galford said. Bukher, Zitney, Duttry, Barclay and McAuliffe also talked about stereotypes and used phrases similar to Galford, as well as the words “butch,” “hairy” and “unhygienic.” Merton, a self-described “gut-level feminist,” wishes to break these long-standing stereotypes. “I’m a feminist and I’m not a lesbian,” Merton said. The members of VOX understand that changing people’s minds isn’t going to be easy and that it’s a fight that’s been going on for years. They will continue to hold events around campus, though, and will continue to try to share their viewpoints. “I personally want everyone to be a feminist but as long as they try and hear us out that’s all that matters to me,” Barclay said. For VOX members, as well as other feminists on the UNH campus, the idea behind their passion is very simple. “Feminism isn’t an ‘F’ word,” Bukher said. “All it is is asking for equality of all genders.”

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Participants hold signs and banners during VOX’s Take Back the Night. The walk aimed to raise awareness of rape culture, especially on college campuses. VOX, meaning “voice” in Latin, is a student organization committed to feminism and social justice.


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Students participated in UNH’s Day of Service this past Saturday, Nov. 16 and used the day to fix up the area. Residential halls worked together to paint houses, help the Freedom Cafe, rake leaves around Durham, pick up trash, and take part in various other good deeds.

Dimond Library has more to offer than Zeke’s, tables, books BY TOM SPENCER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Dimond Library is arguably one of the most underused resources at UNH. Those students who may believe that Internet access has made the building obsolete are most likely unaware of the wide variety of resources available in the five-story building. Many students use the resources on the fourth and fifth floors. This is where the library stores its secondary sources. These floors also contain popular quiet study rooms and Zeke’s Cafe. The ground level entrance to the library is on the third floor, along with many computers and printers, which are available for student use. The second floor houses periodically published works such as magazines, newspapers and journals. However, many students are unaware of the resources available to them on the first floor. The first floor houses primary resources, which UNH students Milto Andonellis, Julie Clancy, Maren Crabill, Nate Faro and David Latham admitted they were unaware of, yet were enthused at the idea of using. Roland Goodbody, the manuscripts curator for the Dimond Library, explained why primary sources were so compelling. “Unlike secondary sources – a library book, for example – where you’re seeing information through the lens of someone else who worked with primary sources, you can see the source for yourself,” Goodbody said. “That’s wonderful if you’re doing research because you can form your own thoughts and observations.” There is an enormous variety of resources. Primary sources range from records of early conservation movements to geographic maps and oceanic charts to government documents, including census results dating back to 1790. There is information as broad as national resolutions and as specific as town hall meeting

minutes. There are transcripts of public speeches and narrations from early political activists. There are genealogies of New England families and histories of specific towns, including Durham. There are documents from large organizations involved in the civil rights movement to the meeting minutes of small book clubs and social dance committees from previous centuries. “We’ve got an enormous collection of music and videos here as well,” Goodbody said. “We’ve got the original media early folk and blues musicians would have used to make recordings. We’ve got cartoons from the 1930s on their original reels. We’ve got early photographs of New Hampshire on their original slides. We’ve got correspondences, letters and poems of great New England artists like Robert Frost. Robert Manton was the university’s first music professor, and we’ve got his own sheet music right here.” Moreover, the Dimond Library keeps the records of all the sports teams and clubs from their original inception at the university. The library also has records of the lives of the people who made UNH possible in the school’s earliest days. Students may recognize some of their names: professor Ezekiel Dimond, who was crucial in shaping UNH from 1868 to 1876, or Ben Thompson, who provided his land in Durham for UNH, thus facilitating the school’s move from Hanover in 1893. There is also an art museum on the first floor, which is currently displaying the work of UNH faculty members. There are pieces of woodworking, painting, photography, sculpture and historical fashion. According to art history professor Patricia Emison, who is also the library representative for art and art history, the Dimond Library is a place that students can go to for entertainment as well as education.

UNH DEFINED: “Everyone is excessively rude and nobody holds doors or has any manners whatsoever.” “The University of New Hampshire located in Durham is the most overrated party school.”

“The University of New Hampshire is the state’s public research university, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction.” “Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service.”

How the University of New Hampshire defines itself differs from how Urban Dictionary defines the university. Do students agree with these definitions, aspects of them, or not at all? For the results, check out the video at Video by Shannon Reville

Local coffee producer wins in Starbucks trademark lawsuit By AP STAFF ASSOCIATED PRESS

TUFTONBORO — A small New Hampshire coffee producer that operates out of a barn has prevailed in a trademark infringement case brought by Starbucks over a blend called “Charbucks.” “We’re just a mom-and-pop little roastery,” said Annie Clark, who with her husband, Jim, owns Black Bear Micro Roastery in Tuftonboro. They were sued in 2001 in federal district court in New York by Starbucks, which alleged Black Bear’s use of the name “Charbucks” infringed, blurred and tarnished its famous trademarks. Starbucks appealed to the 2nd U.S. Court Circuit Court of Appeals after Black Bear prevailed

in district court. The appeals court agreed with the district court in a decision Friday, saying Starbucks didn’t prove its case. Charbucks, introduced in 1997, is Black Bear’s darkest roast coffee. The appeals court noted that “one of the reasons Black Bear used the term ‘Charbucks’ was the public perception that Starbucks roasted its beans unusually darkly.” But it agreed with the district court in finding minimal similarity and weak evidence of actual association between the brands. “Their sales haven’t been hurt,” Clark said, noting that Black Bear’s haven’t changed much over the years. “Their growth hasn’t been hurt.” Seattle-based Starbucks re-

spects but disagrees with the court’s decision, company spokesman Zack Hutson said. “We only filed the suit after a prolonged but unsuccessful attempt to enlist Black Bear’s cooperation and to resolve this matter without litigation,” Hutson said Monday. Starbucks is a responsible trademark owner and was asking only for an injunction against the use of “Charbucks,” he said. The case did not involve monetary damages. Starbucks can ask for a rare hearing before the full appeals court. They also can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hutson didn’t indicate whether Starbucks would proceed with further appeals.


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WWII medals awarded RC helicopters help to 90-year-old veteran monitor apple orchards WINDHAM — A 90-year-old veteran who never got his World War II medals can rest easy now that the oversight has been corrected. Navy veteran Joe Joaquim Jr. received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal and the American Campaign medal, along with a proclamation from New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and a letter of thanks from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, during a surprise birthday party on Saturday in Windham, N.H. His son, Jerry Joaquim, says he set about getting the medals after his father expressed disappointment about never receiving them at the end of the war in 1945. Joe Joaquim told WMUR-TV that the medals serve as closure to his war days and a reminder of the friends he lost. He said receiving the medals was a “wonderful thing.”

Hassan advocating Medicaid compromise PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is heading to Plymouth to urge state senators to reach what she calls a “constructive compromise” on expanding Medicaid to an estimated 49,000 poor adults in New Hampshire. The issue is up for a vote in the Legislature on Thursday. Negotiations are continuing to find a compromise between House and Senate bills, which differ in how quickly the state would shift people from a state managed care program to private insurance through the federal insurance marketplace.

Union Civil War veterans to be honored CONCORD — A New Hampshire group is using the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to dedicate a sundial to Union veterans of the Civil War. Through the years, Grand Army of the Republic chapters in various states dedicated memorial sundials to veterans but the one that was dedicated in 1942 in New Hampshire has since become lost. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, which is related to the Grand Army of the Republic, is holding a dedication ceremony for a new sundial on Tuesday at the State House Plaza. The event is being held on the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery by President Abraham Lincoln. At that event, he presented the Gettysburg Address. The address will be read at the sundial dedication. “The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War-New Hampshire Department feels that not only is it an honor and privilege to replace the missing sundial, it is also our duty as descendants the Grand Army of the Republic to do so,” said David Nelson, New Hampshire Department deputy commander.

DURHAM — University of New Hampshire researchers are using a remote-controlled helicopter to help apple orchards pinpoint problems and protect their crops against blemishes that render the apples unmarketable. The low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle is loaded with GPS and infrared technology that can see pests or early infections caused by the apple scab fungus, which causes dark blemishes on the leaves and skin of apples. Instead of a farmer spending a full day scouting an orchard for problems, the helicopter can do daily surveillance in a short amount of time. Kirk Broders, a UNH plant pathologist, and doctoral student Matt Wallhead are working with a Massachusetts robotics company to build the vehicles, which they expect to cost about $2,500. “We aim to create an [unmanned aerial vehicle] that an independent researcher or grower could afford,” Broders said. The researchers expect that in addition to smaller orchards, their vehicle could be used to monitor large row crops like corn, soybeans, rice and wheat to detect disease outbreaks and assess overall crop health. They currently are fine-tuning their prototype and practicing by flying it over UNH-owned farms. The final product is about five years away from the marketplace, they estimate.

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Students sit by their cardboard “houses” as part of A Night Without A Home on Friday, Nov. 15. The event was sponsored by the student organization Oxfam UNH, and sought to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness. The night began at The Waysmeet Center, where guest speakers told first-hand accounts of their experiences living without shelter. The group then set up in the Lower Quad and spent the night sleeping in cardboard boxes in an effort to better understand the struggles that homeless people face.



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OMSA Say What? — ‘Do I look Illegal?’ 12:40-2 p.m. OMSA Office

WOW (What’s on Wednesday) Mango Groove Steel Drum Band

Speed Traveling: UNH in the World 1-2 p.m. MUB I

International Food Luncheon 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Huddleston Ballroom (Tickets $5- Students $8- Others)

Mr./Ms./Mx./Mosaico Pageant 6-9 p.m. MUB Strafford Room

Student Perspectives: Interning, Teaching & Volunteering Abroad 4-5 p.m. MUB 330-332 Josh Crary 4-5 p.m. MUB Theater II Tayyibah Taylor “Misconceptions about Women and Islam” 6:30-8 p.m. MUB Theater I Los Sugar Kings: Afro Cuban Music & Dance 8 p.m. Strafford Room

Cultural Craft Tables (Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting, origami & henna tattoos) 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. MUB Union Court Raul Gonzalez III, Lecture 12-1 p.m. Museum of Art, PCAC, Room A-218 NH International Seminar: Creating a Sustainable Peace in Nortern Ireland: Inviting Women Combatants to the Table 4-5:30 p.m. MUB I MUB Current issues lecture series: Give a Damn? 7 p.m. MUB GSR

Tai Chi and Martial Arts Demonstrations 3:30-5 p.m. MUB 330/332 Li Min Mo “Tales from the Silk Road” 7-8 p.m. Wildcat Den

Special Cultural Connections: Hands on Chinese Food 3:30-5 p.m. Entertainment Center Sports 3 p.m. Hula Hoops 3:30 p.m. Zumba 4 p.m. Futsal (Soccer) 6-8 p.m. Badminton with the Sports Club Team Hamel Rec Center

UNH Internatonal Education Week 2013 is sponsored by: the

Memorial Union, Student Activities, Office of International Students & Scholars, Center for International Education, Residential Life, Campus Recreation, English as a Second Language Institute and Navitas.

Soul Food Junkies Film 8-11 p.m. MUB Strafford Room



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POLICE LOG Nov. 12 Damin Rakhmanov, 19, 61 Dane Road, New Boston, N.H., 03070, 217 Hunter Hall, possession of drugs, 10:05 p.m. Nov. 14 Dylan Walsh, 19, 30 Tower Hill Road, Moulan Lakes, N.J., 07046, Brook Way, unlawful internal possession, 10:34 p.m. Nov. 15 Kathryn Bruning, 20, 376 South Bolton Road, Bolton, Mass., 01740, Madbury Road, unlawful intoxication, 11:32 p.m. Justin Picardi, 20, 506 Riverhill Blvd., Niskayuna, N.Y.,

21304, Brook Way, unlawful possession of alcohol, fake license, 10:34 p.m. Nov. 16 William Parent, 20, 365 North Road, Hinesbury, Vt., 05461, Stoke Hall, possession of drugs, unlawful possession of alcohol, 2:14 a.m. Justin Carter, 18, 66 Tampa St., Nashua, N.H., 03064, Devine Hall 301 L, unlawful possession of alcohol, 11:10 p.m. Nov. 17 James Anderson, 19, 22 Vaughn Road, Bow, N.H., 03304, Gables South 410, unlawful intoxication, 2:31 a.m.

Google, Microsoft block child abuse search results By SYLVIA HUI ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON — Google and Microsoft have introduced software that makes it harder for users to search for child abuse material online, the companies said in a joint announcement Monday. Writing ahead of a British summit on Internet safety, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt said his company has fine-tuned Google Search to clean up results for over 100,000 search terms. When users type in queries that may be related to child sexual abuse, they will find no results that link to illegal content. “We will soon roll out these changes in more than 150 languages, so the impact will be truly global,” Schmidt wrote in the Daily Mail newspaper. The restrictions are being launched in Britain and other English-speaking countries first. Similar changes are being brought out on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. The two companies are sharing picture detection technology to identify child abuse photographs whenever they appear on their systems, and Google is also testing

technology to identify and remove illegal videos. Other measures include warnings at the top of Google search for more than 13,000 queries to make it clear that child abuse is illegal. Schmidt acknowledged that no algorithm is perfect and Google cannot prevent pedophiles from adding new images to the web. Campaigners welcomed the move but doubted how much impact the changes would bring. Pedophiles tend to share images away from public search engines, they say. “They don’t go on to Google to search for images,” said Jim Gamble, the former chief of Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center. “They go on to the dark corners of the Internet on peer-to-peer websites.” British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed there is more to be done, and said the next step was to go after the “dark net,” where people secretly share images away from the public search engines. His government announced Monday that its National Crime Agency is joining forces with the FBI to target pedophiles who use encrypted networks online.

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NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars By MARCIA DUNN ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— NASA’s newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet’s radical climate change. The Maven spacecraft is due at Mars next fall following a journey of more than 440 million miles. “Hey, guys, we’re going to Mars!” Maven’s principal scientist, Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado at Boulder, told reporters after liftoff. Jakosky and others want to know why Mars went from being warm and wet during its first billion years to cold and dry today. The early Martian atmosphere was thick enough to hold water and possibly support microbial life. But much of that atmosphere may have been lost to space, eroded by the sun. Maven set off through a cloudy afternoon sky in its bid to provide answers. An unmanned Atlas V rocket put the spacecraft on the proper course for Mars, and launch controllers applauded and shook hands over the success. “What a Monday at the office,” NASA project manager David Mitchell said. “Maybe I’m not showing it, but I’m euphoric.” Ten years in the making, Maven had Nov. 18, 2013, as its original launch date, “and we hit it,” Mitchell said. “I just want to say, ‘Safe travels, Maven. We’re with you all the way.’” Jakosky, Maven’s mastermind, said he was anxious and even shaking as the final seconds of the countdown ticked away. An estimated 10,000 NASA guests gathered for the liftoff — the most exciting one of the year from Cape Canaveral — including a couple thousand representing the University of Colorado. Surviving liftoff was the first big hurdle, Jakosky said. The next huge milestone will be Maven’s insertion into orbit around Mars on Sept. 22, 2014.

To help solve Mars’ environmental puzzle, Maven will spend an entire Earth year measuring atmospheric gases. This is NASA’s 21st mission to Mars since the 1960s. But it’s the first one devoted to studying the Martian upper atmosphere. The mission costs $671 million.

20 missions to Mars have succeeded, beginning with the 1964-launched Mariner 4, a Martian flyby. The U.S. hasn’t logged a Mars failure, in fact, since the late 1990s. That’s a U.S. success rate of 70 percent. No other country comes close. Russia has a poor track record involving Mars, despite re-

“ Hey, guys, we’re going to Mars!” Bruce Jakosky

Maven’s principal scientist

Maven — short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital “N’’ in EvolutioN — bears eight science instruments. The spacecraft, at 5,410 pounds, weighs as much as an SUV. From solar wingtip to wingtip, it stretches 37.5 feet, about the length of a school bus. A question underlying all of NASA’s Mars missions to date is whether life could have started on what now seems to be a barren world. “We don’t have that answer yet, and that’s all part of our quest for trying to answer, ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ in a much broader sense,” said John Grunsfeld, NASA’s science mission director. Unlike the 2011-launched Curiosity rover, Maven will conduct its experiments from orbit around Mars. Maven will dip as low as 78 miles above the Martian surface, sampling the atmosphere. The lopsided orbit will stretch as high as 3,864 miles. Curiosity’s odometer reads 2.6 miles after more than a year of roving the red planet. An astronaut could accomplish that distance in about a day on the Martian surface, Grunsfeld noted. Grunsfeld, a former astronaut, said considerable technology is needed, however, before humans can fly to Mars in the 2030s, NASA’s ultimate objective. Mars remains an intimidating target even for robotic craft, more than 50 years after the world’s first shot at the red planet. Fourteen of NASA’s previous

peated attempts dating to 1960. India became the newest entry to the Martian market two weeks ago with its first launch to Mars. If all goes well, Maven will cruise past India’s Mars voyager, called Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi. Maven should beat Mangalyaan to Mars by two days next September, Mitchell said. “It’s kind of a neat race, and we wish them all the best,” Mitchell said. Earth and Mars line up properly for a Mars flight every two years, occasionally resulting in just this sort of traffic jam. The two planets are constantly on the move, thus the 440 million-mile-plus chase by Maven to Mars over the next 10 months. Maven’s science instruments will be turned on in the next few weeks. During the second week of December, the University of Colorado’s ultraviolet spectrograph will try to observe Comet ISON, now visible and brightening in the night sky as it speeds toward the sun. ISON will zip within 730,000 miles of the sun on Thanksgiving Day. Astronomers are uncertain whether the comet will survive that blisteringly close encounter. Comets have many of the same gases as the Martian atmosphere, observed the chief scientist for Maven’s ultraviolet instrument, Nick Schneider. “What an ideal opportunity for us to try out our instrument and do some good science along the way,” Schneider said.


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Looking at Typhoon Haiyan by the numbers

n the period of about a week and a half since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines (known to those in the region as Yolanda), nearly 4,000 people have been estimated dead. But as the death toll continues to rise, knowledge of the extent of the devastation in the Philippines does not seem to be rising in the United States. Many in the U.S. have reacted to the tragic devastation, with philanthropic organizations lending aid, individuals donating to those in need and volunteers venturing to the Philippines. But many others in the U.S. do not seem to comprehend the extent of the damage from the typhoon. A lack of empathy cannot be determined as the sole factor for the inattention of some individuals, but rather also due to a lack of understanding of the scale of the tragedy. Although official numbers are not known yet (and likely will not be known for an extended period of time), an article published by Reuters on Monday estimated that over 3,900 people had been killed and that the number of people that had been displaced was around 4 million. These numbers are so astonishingly devastating that at first read they are difficult to comprehend. To put those numbers into perspective, look at the populations of states in New England. According to the United States Census Bureau,

New Hampshire has a population of about 1.321 million. Vermont has a population of about 626,011. Maine has a population of about 1.329 million. The populations of these three states do not even reach the number of people believed to be displaced by this hurricane.

A lack of empathy cannot be determined as the sole factor for the inattention of some individuals, but rather also due to a lack of understanding of the scale of the tragedy. The areas worst affected by the typhoon are the provinces of Leyte and Eastern Samar, according to the Official Gazette on the government of the Philippines’ website. These provinces have a combined population of 2.3 million, making those in the area affected by the natural disaster greater than the combined populations of New Hampshire and Vermont. In another report, a Unicef official was quoted in a New York Times article estimating that around 13 million people had been af-

fected by the typhoon overall. The population of New England is over 14 million. In the perspective of population, nearly every individual in New England would be affected were a typhoon on this scale to hit the Northeast region of the U.S. If comprehending the devastation of the Philippines in terms of local population is not a relative comparison, a natural disaster still in recent memory in the U.S. serves as a comparative death toll. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 left 1,883 people dead. The death toll for the Philippines’ typhoon -which is far from its final count - has already more than doubled Katrina’s fatalities. Understanding the extent of death, devastation and life-altering damage affecting peoples’ homes, families, friends and health in a country so seemingly different from the United States and thousands of miles away can be difficult. But examining numbers of people killed, displaced and affected by Typhoon Haiyan in terms that are relatable makes it difficult to look away from the severity of the damage caused by one of the strongest storms to ever touch land. It is easy to ignore an issue when it seems distant, but once connections are drawn, distance is reduced and lack of knowledge no longer can serve as an excuse for a lack of empathy.

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150 years after Gettysburg P erhaps not many people have heard the name Edward Everett. It’s not surprising. He’s not even a footnote in American history, but more of a brief comma. However, he spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg on Nov. 19, 1863. Everett spoke for two hours, a mind-numbing speech by our standards, yet his words are forgettable and far from everlasting. For unlike him, the man who spoke immediately following him gave a speech for only three minutes. In two minutes, his words became etched in the American psyche forever and the speech is hailed as one of, if not the greatest speech ever given in American history. The speech was a finite 272 words and the man who gave it was President Abraham Lincoln.

Granted, Barack Obama is an eloquent speaker, but to give a speech as Lincoln did, one must be more than a profound talker; there must be strength in the words that are spoken. In giving this speech now referred to as the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln raised the bar to such astonishing heights that few presidents in 150 years have been able to match it. The speech is so short and concise that it begs the

From the Right Phil Boynton question: how did it have such an impact, and why is it still held in such esteem today? The answer is that in those few words, Lincoln spoke beyond the Civil War the country found itself mired in. Instead, Lincoln appealed to our better angles and sought to remind us who we are and what we can be. Lincoln’s presidency can be seen through the prism of a re-founding of the nation. For the Civil War became then a fight over slavery, but a fight to live up to the principles first written in the Declaration of Independence and established in the Constitution. The words that all men are created equal and that the government instituted in our land is one of consent that is of, by and for we the people. He notes in the speech that, “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they [soldiers] did here…” He certainly did not foresee the impact and legacy of this speech, as it speaks to our national character and becomes a far more significant speech than simply the dedication of a cemetery. The speech is so entwined with Lincoln’s legacy as it is with American history. In an era of platitudes and banal rhetoric it is hard to imagine

that a similar speech like the Gettysburg Address will appear on the horizon. Sure, there have been great orators since Lincoln. Granted, Barack Obama is an eloquent speaker, but to give a speech as Lincoln did, one must be more than a profound talker; there must be strength in the words that are spoken. A speech of resonance cannot simply be words on a page. The words must transcend the moment, the speaker and the time. The speech was meant to appeal to the hopes of the people, quell the fears of the present and embrace a grand vision of tomorrow. Only a handful of presidential speeches since Lincoln’s finest moment have compared in terms of articulateness and long-lasting impression The Gettysburg Address, now 150 years old, stands as a reminder in this time of bitter gridlock, congressional inaction and nasty partisanship. All the trivial matters being thought over on the left and right sides of the spectrum pale in comparison to the greater political battle. The anniversary of this speech is timely and should serve as a reminder of this nation’s history and the quest that began with Lincoln to usher in a new birth of freedom. Now, the world will not note the petty battles between Republicans and Democrats, but instead whether or not this country remains a shining example of prosperity, equality, hope and freedom, and that we strive towards that ideal vision of a more perfect union.

 Phil Boynton is a senior political science major and president of the UNH College Republicans.

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the first half gave UNH a five-point lead 18-13, its biggest lead of the game. However, a couple made shots from Tim Coleman brought the lead back to NJIT minutes later. The teams traded blows over the next nine minutes before NJIT’s Jake Duncan hit a three-pointer that ignited an 18-4 run to end the half. In that opening half, Tim Coleman (5for-7) and Terrence Smith (7-for-9) combined to shoot 12 of 16 from the field for 27 points. At the end of the first half, NJIT led 46-32. NJIT continued its hot scoring in the second half, starting the frame on an 8-1 run to extend its lead to 54-33, its largest lead of the game. UNH then responded with a 15-4 run of its own over the next 5:48 with the help of Pelcher, who started the run with back-to-back layups in the paint. Patrick Konan then sank a three-pointer before Bronner hit back-to-back layups, following freshman guard Daniel Dion capping off the run with a two-point jumper to cut the deficit down to 58-48. The Highlanders fought back, going on an 11-4 run on three threepointers and a layup to push the lead back to 17. However, the Wildcats’ defense buckled down in the final five minutes of the game, holding the Highlanders scoreless over that span and allowing the offense to go on an 8-0 run to end the game, but NJIT did not surrender as they took the game with a final score of 71-63. Pelcher describes the Wildcats’ performance as being outplayed by their own mistakes. “We got outplayed,” Pelcher said. “We tried to come back, but it was just too late. We need to start driving the ball more, getting in the

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Tommy McDonnell pulled down two rebounds on Sunday. lane to get fouled, and make free throws. I know the free throws I missed could have definitely made the game closer and that’s something I will work on. The only thing we can do as a team is build off these last five minutes of the game where we played well and carry it onto the next game.” Jordon Bronner, senior guard for the Wildcats, credited the Highlanders’ high energy to a factor that simply controlled the game. “We had no energy and they did,” Bronner said. “[NJIT] just came up and popped us. We celebrated far too much in Duquesne and we came up slow tonight, not giving the energy it takes to win. We have to put this game behind us now, because we know we are a good team.” Smith finished with 19 points and five rebounds to pace the Highlanders. Coleman added 15 points and four boards, while freshman Damon Lynn notched 13 points for NJIT. Pelcher led three UNH players in double-figures with 20 points

and 15 rebounds, earning his second America East Player of the Game honor of the season. Konan pitched in with 16 points and seven boards, while Bronner added 14 points, three assists, and two rebounds for the Wildcats. NJIT shot 52.8 percent (28-53) from the floor for the game, including a 64.3 percent (9-14) clip from beyond the arc. UNH was held to 38.3 percent (23-60) shooting and 25.8 percent (8-31) from threepoint range. Heading into their next game, Herrion would like to light a fire under the Wildcats players from the recent disappointing performance. “I would like to find five players who want to play tough defensive basketball,” Herrion said. The Wildcats return to action Thursday, Nov. 21, at Marquette for an 8 p.m. game. New Hampshire’s next home game is Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m., against Bryant. Rob Wilson can be reached on Twitter @RobWilson_TNH


Bobcats earn first ever win against Wildcats STAFF REPORT The New hampshire

Freshman goaltender Ashley Wilkes recorded a career-high 27 saves but the University of New Hampshire Quinnipiac 2 women’s ice UNH 1 hockey team was edged 2-1 Saturday afternoon by No. 7 Quinnipiac University at High Point Solutions Arena. UNH’s overall record is now level at 6-6-2 while QU, which entered the game with a 0-8-1 lifetime record vs. New Hampshire, extended its unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) to improve to 10-1-3. Wilkes in just her second career start stopped all six shots she faced in the first period, 10 in the second and 11 in the third. QU counterpart Chelsea Laden was credited with seven saves, five of which came in the first period; she did not face a shot in the third period. The Wildcats skated to a 1-0 lead in the first period when senior defenseman  Arielle O’Neill  fired a screened shot from the point that eluded Laden and sailed into the net. Jess Ryan, with the pass to O’Neill, and Cassandra Vilgrain were credited with assists.

On the opening shift of the second stanza, Cydney Roesler was denied by Wilkes, who also turned aside Meghan Turner off the rebound. After the ensuing faceoff, Wilkes also had to stop by Kristen Tamberg and Nicole Brown. In the fourth minute, the Bobcats once again generated a scoring chance, but Wilkes denied both Shelby Wignall and Emma Greco. Jessica Hitchcock nearly gave the Wildcats a two-goal lead when her shot hit the pipe at 8:30. Moments later, Hitchcock was again denied – this time by Layden. In the 14th minute, Wilkes preserved UNH’s 1-0 lead when she recorded saves against both Lindsey West and Taryn Baumgardt. At the other end of the ice, the visiting ‘Cats were once again foiled by the pipe when a shot by Megan Armstrong clanged off the iron. Quinnipiac leveled the score, 1-1, at 17:39 of the second period. Shiann Darkangelo corralled a loose puck in the slot and found Kelly Babstock low on the left side. Wilkes made an acrobatic save on Babstock’s initial shot but the rebound went right back on the stick of Babstock, who lifted a shot into

the open left side. Vilgrain was turned away by Laden in the waning seconds of the period, and it marked just UNH’s second shot of the period – and last of the game – in comparison to QU’s 11. The Bobcats were whistled for tripping at 1:54 of the final frame, but none of the Widcats’ five shot attempts were on target – three were blocked by QU skaters and two were wide of the cage. With six minutes to play, Meghan Turner was stoned by Wilkes at the left doorstep and Babstock ripped a one-timer off the rebound that was snared by Wilkes.  Morgan Fritz-Ward gave QU its first lead of the game, 2-1, at 17:43 when she skated down the slot and wristed a shot into the net. Olivia Brackett was credited with an assist. UNH pulled Wilkes in favor of an extra skater with 1:24 on the clock and the Wildcats gained a two-skater advantage when a Bobcat was whistled for tripping at 19:12. QU’s penalty kill stymied the visitors the rest of the way to preserve the lead.

Senior co-captain Anne Twombly placed 37th overall of 254 runners as the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team placed ninth overall at the Northeast Regional Meet Friday afternoon held at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y.  The Wildcats recorded 250 points while Providence College notched 44 to capture the meet. A total of 37 teams from all over New England and New York competed in the event, bringing some of the nation’s top runners and teams to the event. Twombly finished with a time of 21:12.5 on the 6k course to lead all UNH runners. Freshman  Elinor Purrier  finished three spots behind her in 40th as she completed the course with a time of 21:16.3, while junior Chelsey Serrano finished in 47th with a result of 21:11.8. Senior cocaptain Elise Beattie crossed the plane with a time of 21:28.9. Classmate Cayla Pellegrini finished 77th with a time of 21:59.8 while Samantha Blais came in at 22:10.2. Freshman Sarah Keiran rounded out the Wildcat runners as she finished 104th with a time of 22:24.3. Junior John Prizzi finished 49th overall of 255 total runners as the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team took 12th overall at the Northeast Regional meet held at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y., Friday afternoon. UNH totaled 396 points overall while Syracuse notched 57 to capture the crown. A total of 37 teams from all over New England and New York participated in the event, bringing in some of the nation’s top runners and schools. Prizzi, the reigning America East Conference individual champion, paced the Wildcats with a time of 31:34.5 through the 10k course. Junior tri-captain Jeff Moretti finished the race in 68th with a time of 31:49.1 as classmate Zachary Chabot placed 86th with a time of 32:07.3. Junior Sam Gagnon placed 93rd of the afternoon as he broke the plane with a time of 32.13.1 while sophomore Brendan McCarthy took 100th he clocked in at 32:18.7. Senior tri-captain Kevin Greene and junior Jeremy Wildgoose rounded out the New Hampshire runners in 168th and 171st, respectively. Greene finished with a time of 33:23.7 as Wildgoose clocked in at 33:25.6.

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continued from page 16 yards, 2 TDs), who took the reins at QB for the Wildcats on their second possession, orchestrated a seven-play, 54-yard scoring drive that culminated in a 3-yard TD pass to Mello on a quick slant for a 10-0 lead at 3:45 of the first. New Hampshire bumped its lead to 17-0 with 13:10 to go in the second quarter on a highlight-reel 51-yard TD scamper from Crossan. On his only carry of the game, Crossan ran a counter to the right, cut back sharply left and shook off numerous UAlbany tackle bids while maneuvering downfield for his third rushing touchdown of the season. The Great Danes got on the board with 4:46 remaining in the second quarter to slice UNH’s lead to 17-7. One play after Will Fiacchi (21 of 34, 251 yards) completed a 32-yard pass down the left sideline to Brian Parker (4 catches-71 yards), Albany wide receiver Jake Meek (7 rushes-31 yards, TD) took a direct snap and scampered around the right end for an 8-yard TD. MacArthur’s second field goal, a 33-yarder with six seconds remaining in the second, closed an 11play, 55-yard drive that gave UNH a 20-7 halftime lead. Albany clawed back within 20-14 with 4:23 left in the third, courtesy of a 10-play, 80-yard scoring march. On 3rd-and-1 from the UNH 20, Meek lined up in the Wildcat formation and gained the edge along the left side for a 19yard pickup. One play later, Omar Osbourne (28 rushes-109 yards, TD) bulled his way in for the 1-yard TD rush.

Tom O’Riordan kicked a 29yard field goal with 14:51 left in the fourth to draw Albany within 20-17. The game’s first turnover shifted momentum into UNH’s direction. A 48-yard punt from Brad Prasky grazed the leg of an Albany player. Dougie Moss alertly pounced on the lost ball at the Danes’ 35. On the subsequent possession, Vailas converted a 4th-and-7 by rushing 8 yards to the 22. Setian carried for 5 yards and again for 15 yards to the 2. Two players later, Vailas called for a quick snap while the Danes were changing personnel; the QB lofted a pass to an open Mello to rebuild New Hampshire’s lead to 27-17 at 11:45 of the fourth. Mello paces the CAA with eight TD receptions. Albany retaliated with O’Riordan’s 32-yard field goal with 8:17 left to trim UA’s deficit to 2720. Thirteen seconds later, Crossan was in the end zone with a 93-yard kickoff return for a TD and a 34-20 lead. It was UNH’s first kickoff return for a score since Terrance Fox’s 91-yard return against Central Connecticut State on the 2010 seasonopening kickoff (Sept. 4, 2010). MacArthur capped the scoring with his career-high-matching third field goal of the game, a 34-yarder with 2:55 left. With his 47th career field goal, including 11-for-13 this season and 10 in a row dating back to Sept. 14, MacArthur moved into sole possession of seventh place alltime in the CAA. UNH will wrap up the regular season Saturday, Nov. 23, at 12 p.m. with its annual Battle for the BriceCowell Musket against No. 6 Maine (10-1, 7-0 CAA), which has already clinched the CAA championship. 


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Despite loss, Magarity Wildcats knocked out of first looks to the positives round at the hands of Blue Devils STAFF REPORT The New Hampshire

Carlie Tarbell recorded 10 saves but the No. 16 University of New Hampshire field hockey team was defeated 6-1 by No. 5 Duke University in SatDuke 6 urday’s NCAA first UNH 1 round game at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.  UNH, which gained an NCAA auto berth as the America East tournament champion, saw its eightgame win streak end and completes the 2013 season at 15-7. Duke, which received an at-large invitation out of the ACC, improved to 15-6. Tarbell made six of her 10 saves in the second half, when the Blue Devils recorded an 11-3 shot advantage;  Hannah Richard  scored UNH’s goal. Emmie Le Marchand led Duke’s offense with three goals and an assist while Lauren Blazing was credited with two saves.  The home team – the tournament No. 4 seed – broke open a close game in the second half with goals in the 47th, 57th, 62nd and 66th minutes. The Blue Devils took a 1-0 lead at 9:54 when Le Marchand attacked down the middle of the circle, shifted to the right around Tarbell in the middle of the circle and fired a shot inside the near post. It marked the first time UNH surrendered the game’s first goal since Oct. 11 ver-

sus. the University of Maine. Duke extended the advantage to 2-0 at 25:48 when Morris swept a low shot from the top left inside the far post. UNH began to gain momentum, however, and trimmed the deficit to 2-1 at 29:11. Meg Flatley dribbled in from the top of the circle and, with her back to the cage, slipped a pass to the right and Richard snapped a one-timer inside the right side of the cage for her 14th goal of the season.  With four minutes remaining in the first half, Flatley advanced into the circle on the left side and shoveled a shot from close range wide of the near post. The ‘Cats continued to pressure and Flatley struck another shot just wide. Duke entered halftime with a 2-1 lead and 7-6 shot advantage. UNH generated pressure in the 45th  minute to earn its first corner of the game. Following the insert and a series of four passes, Megan Bozek swept a reverse-stick shot from the middle of the circle wide right. The ‘Cats were awarded another corner moments later and this time Bozek’s low shot from the top right was blocked by a Duke defender. The Blue Devils reestablished a two-goal lead, 3-1, at 46:03. When Hunter Bracale dribbled into the circle on the right side and fired a shot inside the far post.  Three minutes later, Devon

Gagliardi’s high shot from the right wing was stopped by Tarbell’s blocker. UNH called a timeout at 49:37, but two minutes later it was Duke knocking on the door as Robin Blazing was denied by Tarbell twice at the left post. Duke extended the advantage to 4-1 at 56:33 when Gagliardi’s bounding centering pass from the right wing was batted out of the air by Le Marchand into the cage. With 11 minutes remaining, Casey Pohlmeyer (Millersville, Md.) utilized a quick restart just outside the top of the circle to blast a reverse-stick line drive that sailed over the crossbar. UNH did not record another shot the rest of the way. The Blue Devils took a 5-1 lead at 61:57. On a penalty corner, Paula Heimbach swung a pass from the top of the circle to the right side, where Le Marchand’s strike was redirected high into the cage by Abby Beltrani. Le Marchand scored her third goal of the game and closed the scoring when her shot from the top right bounced inside the left post.  The end of the 2013 season marked the end of UNH careers for seniors Bozek, Pohlmeyer, Richard and Woods. The quartet led the Wildcats to four consecutive America East regular-season crowns, two conference tournament titles and two NCAA tourney appearances.

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continued from page 16 a 2-0 lead. Northeastern cut UNH’s lead down to just one in the third period when Kevin Roy scored a power play goal. Mike Szmatula got a shot on net that was stopped by DeSmith, but Roy tucked the rebound underneath DeSmith’s pad for his first goal of the season. UNH answered at the 10:38 mark of the third on their second power play of the game when Matt Willows found the puck and fired a wrist shot over Roy’s glove for his third goal of the season. Grayson Downing added an insurance goal with just 2:07 to play, scoring his sixth of the season on UNH’s third consecutive power play. Tyler Kelleher got the puck on net and was denied by Roy, but Downing was in good position and only needed a backhand shot to tap the puck in. “I thought we competed and did a good job,” head coach Dick Umile said. “I was a little disappointed with the penalties we took at the end of the game; I told the team that’s how you can let teams back into games.” Despite their miscues, the Wildcats killed six of their seven penalties on the night. UNH is still ranked at the bottom of Hockey East in penalty kills however, with a percentage of 78.3 percent (36 of


The UNH women’s basketball team fell to Northeastern University 70-50 in a non-conference matchup Saturday afternoon. NEU 70 Ariel Gaston led the UNH 50 Wildcats with 10 points, while also grabbing five rebounds. Corinne Coia and Kelsey Hogan each chipped in with nine points. Northeastern guard A’lece Mark led all scorers with 20 points, while Jewel Tunstall tallied 16 points, with 15 boards. The game was close throughout the first half, with each team struggling at times on the offensive end of the court, as Northeastern held a 7-4 lead with 14:32 left in the first half. The Huskies pushed their lead to 12-4 with a three-pointer by Samantha Defreese followed by a jumper from Tunstall. The Wildcats responded with a 7-2 run of their own powered by Gaston. With three minutes left in the half, the game began to speed up. Each team scored three threepointers in the closing minutes of the half with Northeastern leading 34-27. “It’s promising how we fought back when they would go on runs,” head coach Maureen Magarity said. “We fought back and you always like to see that as a coach.” Northeastern finished the first half shooting 33 percent from the field, while UNH shot 38 percent. Northeastern’s full court press and aggressive zone defense caused problems for the ‘Cats. They were forced into 12 turnovers in the first half, most of which led to fast break opportunities for Northeastern. “I thought we did a good job breaking their press, it was lazy passes and bad ball handling that


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Trevor van Riemsdyk (6) earned three assists over the weekend.


On Friday night, DeSmith earned his first shutout of the season and made 22 saves en route to a convincing 3-0 win. UNH scored one goal in each period, starting with a Sorkin rebound goal at the 4:26 mark of the first period. Goumas’ initial shot was turned away by Clay Witt, but Sorkin was in position to put the ‘Cats up one. Jeff Silengo netted his third goal of the season in the second period, after Agosta forced a defensive zone turnover on the penalty kill and hit Dan Correale on the breakout. Silengo’s tally marked the second shorthanded goal of the season for the Wildcats. Kyle Smith scored the last goal

for the Wildcats, with assists from van Riemsdyk and Matias Cleland. “Whenever you’re winning, everything’s fun,” DeSmith said after the game on Saturday. “The team is playing good defensive hockey … we fought through some adversity [at the beginning of the year] and are off to a start that has allowed us to get some momentum going forward.” After a slow start, UNH is now 6-5-1 with its last five wins coming in the past nine days. UNH sits in third place in Hockey East with eight points, behind Providence (10 points) and Boston College (nine points). Justin Loring can be reached on Twitter @JLo_TNH

The record was previously set by Jessie Schnepp who set the mark on Aug. 25, 2012 at Villanova. Additionally, Sara Heldman recorded 38 digs against Stony Brook at home on Nov. 14, 2009. Forrest led the Wildcat offense to a career-high 19 kills accompanied by 11 digs to be followed by Thatcher with 15 kills on the strength of a .294 hitting percentage. Orchestrating the attack to a .206 hitting percentage, junior setter Taylor Dunklau distributed 49 assists. Three players tallied double figure digs to hinder the Bearcats to a .174 hitting percentage. Pacing the defensive effort, Lightfoot logged a program-best 39 digs in a match.  Sam Henke registered 12 digs followed by Forrest with 11. Binghamton was able to capture set three 25-21, powered by an eight-kill effort from Grace Vickers. UNH opened the set with a four-point advantage set lead at 139. The Bearcats retaliated with six

made that number look bad,” Magarity said. The second half began the same way the first one ended; scoring from long distance. The Huskies netted two straight threes to push their lead to 10, 40-30. The Wildcats answered on a 12-0 run fueled by the shooting and decision making of Hogan and Coia. The Wildcats took their first lead at 42-40. Northeastern quickly recaptured the lead on an 11-0 run sparked by defensive pressure of Mark and Tunstell. Mark made two straight steals which led to six points, while Amencie Mercier hit two long jump shots. Despite a Kristin Anderson three-pointer and a Gaston layup, the speed and aggressiveness of the Huskies defense was too much for the Wildcats to handle. Mark and Mercier harassed the UNH ball handlers forcing 21 turnovers and scored 21 points off those turnovers. “For whatever reason we just didn’t hit the open guard in the middle [of the court],” Magarity said. “If we had kept our heads ups and looked for the open player, we would have gotten some quick layups.” Northeastern ended the game on a 17-3 run, while holding UNH scoreless from the 9:23 mark until the last 12 seconds. “We can’t take plays off,” cocaptain Kelsey Hogan said. “Its like an on and off switch. We need 100 percent the whole time.” The Huskies shot 42 percent in the second half, while holding the Wildcats to 34 percent. The loss drops UNH to 2-1 while Northeastern improves to 2-1. The women’s team will return to action Nov. 20 as they head to Central Connecticut State at Detrick Stadium in New Britain, Conn. The game will start at 7 p.m.

straight points to take a 15-13 advantage. New Hampshire chipped away at the lead and eventually evened the score at 20 all. However, Binghamton regained the momentum and ended the third frame on a 5-1 run. The Bearcats rallied back to even the match at two, taking the fourth set 25-23. Vickers again powered Binghamton with four kills, including three aces. As each side had seven points apiece, Vickers served up a trio of aces followed by a UNH attack error to give Binghamton an 11-7 advantage. New Hampshire quickly rallied as the ‘Cats produced a 7-2 run to regain the lead 14-13. Binghamton again recaptured the lead at 19-16, as UNH exerted a timeout. The Wildcats battled back to level the score at 23. Despite the late set rally from UNH, Binghamton forced a fifth frame. In the deciding set, each side exchanged points as they stood at six all. New Hampshire was advantageous of offensive miscues from the Bearcats, building an 11-6 edge. New Hampshire capped off the set with four straight kills to capture match point.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 MEN’S HOCKEY

The New Hampshire


UNH completes sweep of Northeastern Crossan with two TDs in Wildcats win STAFF REPORT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE


Freshman forward Tyler Kelleher recorded one assist Saturday night as UNH completed the weekend sweep of Northeastern on Saturday in Durham. The Wildcats also won on the road Friday in Boston, Mass.


The UNH men’s hockey team won its fifth consecutive game on Saturday night, when they defeated Northeastern 4-1. Trevor van Riemsdyk was credited with two assists on the night and four UNH 4 other Wildcats recorded a goal, with NEU 1 three coming on the power play. UNH 3 Casey DeSmith made back-to-back starts for the Wildcats this weekend and NEU 0 turned away 53 of 54 shots on the weekend, good for a .981 save percentage. DeSmith earned Hockey East defensive player of the week honors and his record currently sits at 4-4-0 on the year.

After a scoreless and physical first period, the Wildcats struck first at 12:59 of the second. While on the power play, van Riemsdyk uncorked a slap shot that caromed off the end board. Nick Sorkin crashed from the faceoff circle and found the puck in front of the net, where he tapped in the rebound for his teamleading seventh goal of the season. UNH capitalized again just 40 seconds later when Casey Thrush scored his first of the season. Jeff Silengo lead a 3-on-2 rush for the ‘Cats and fed the puck to a trailing Justin Agosta. Agosta let off a shot that was stopped initially by netminder Derick Roy, but Thrush knocked the puck out from under his pad to give UNH M HOCKEY continued on Page 15

Dalton Crossan returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and tacked on a 51-yard rushing UNH 37 score in the No. 21 University of New Albany 20 Hampshire football team’s 37-20 victory Saturday over the University at Albany at Bob Ford Field. UNH won for the fifth time in six games to improve to 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the CAA. Albany slipped to 1-10, 0-7 CAA. Crossan finished with a careerhigh and game-high 185 all-purpose yards, while Justin Mello registered a pair of touchdown receptions as part of his six catches for a teamleading 71 yards. Chris Setian led the rushing attack with 10 carries for 69 yards. Shane McNeely, who notched an interception at the UNH two to snuff out Albany’s final drive of the game, amassed 12 tackles to share team-high honors with Akil Anderson. Manny Asam chipped in with 11 tackles, including 2.5 for loss. After forcing Albany to punt on its first possession, UNH strung together a 12-play, 66-yard drive that resulted in a 31-yard field goal from Mike MacArthur at 7:19 of the first quarter for a 3-0 lead. The key play of the drive was a 26-yard pass from Sean Goldrich (6-for-18, 114 yards) to R.J. Harris (4 catches-85 yards) on 3rd-and-10 from the UNH 46. Andy Vailas (7-for-14, 87 FOOTBALL continued on Page 14


71 63 NJIT

VOLLEYBALL (18-12, 12-2)

3 2 UNH

Also: W, 3-2 vs. ALBANY MEN’S HOCKEY (6-5-1, 4-2)

4 1 UNH

Wildcats finish regular Pelcher doubles-up, but ‘Cats stumble season on a high note STAFF WRITER


Sophomore outside hitter Tori Forrest and sophomore defensive specialist Madison Lightfoot recorded career-best efforts, topping Binghamton University 3-2 at Lundholm Gymnasium Sunday UNH 3 afternoon on Senior Day. Binghamton 2 The set scores were 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 23-25, 15-7. Before the start of the game, two seniors were honored on the court in a pregame ceremony. Right side hitters and captains Morgan Thatcher and Destiny Tolliver were recognized for their dedication and performance to the UNH volleyball program. Lightfoot snapped a program best 39 digs in a match. VOLLEYBALL continued on Page 15

The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell by a final score of 71-63 against New Jersey Institute of Technology at Lundholm NJIT 71 Gymnasium Sunday night. UNH 63 Wildcat senior center Chris Pelcher put in a solid effort with 20 points and 15 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. UNH head coach Bill Herrion, unhappy with his team’s performance, describes the defense shown in the first half as one of the worst he has ever seen since he took reign as head coach for the Wildcats nine years ago. “We got outplayed right from the tip to


Saturday, Durham, N.H.

Also: W, 3-0 vs. NORTHEASTERN FOOTBALL(6-4, 5-2)

37 20 UNH


Saturday, Albany, N.Y.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY (6-6-2, 2-2-2)

2 1 UNH

Saturday, Hamden, Conn.




Sunday, Durham, N.H.



Sunday, Durham, N.H.

the final horn,” Herrion said. “That’s what is really disappointing. We get a nice win on the road the other day at Duquesne, and you would think this basketball team would have more maturity, more pride, and a much better understanding on how to build off a good win, but they didn’t.” The Highlanders opened the game on a 5-0 run on a jumper by Terrance Smith and a three-point field goal by Damon Lynn. John Edwards hit a jumper 2:27 into the game to get the Wildcats on the board. Less than five minutes later, the Wildcats gained their first lead of the game 6:44 into the half when Jordon Bronner hit a jumper from the top of the key, giving the Wildcats a 13-11 lead. A Daniel Dion three-pointer at 11:47 of M BBALL continued on Page 14

Also: L, 3-1 vs. Princeton WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-1, 0-0)



Saturday, Durham, N.H.






Saturday, Durham, N.C.


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