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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011

VOLUME LXI, NUMBER 12

Seniors mark 100 days until commencement; many barred entry as Dewick hits capacity

Collective to act as umbrella for campus environmental groups BY

ELIZABETH MCKAY

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University President Lawrence Bacow Friday night toasted a crowd of 400 seniors gathered in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Hall for a ceremony to mark the 100 days left until commencement. Many seniors were left standing outside when they were told the event was full. An invitation sent via e-mail said that the event was open to all seniors, and though it warned that space would be limited, it did not specify how many would be admitted from the class of approximately 1,200 seniors.

Filling in the gap left by the now-defunct group, Environmental Consciousness Outreach (ECO), a new student collective established this semester is stepping in to act as the umbrella organization for environmentally focused groups on campus, attempting to improve coordination between its members and bring a sense of organization to the sustainability movement at Tufts. The Tufts Sustainability Collective (TSC) will comprise a number of environmentally conscious subgroups, including Tufts Bikes, Students for a Just and Stable Future (SJSF) and Tufts Against Plastic (TAP). TSC’s board is charged with bringing together organizations and individuals with similar goals, TSC co-founder Signe Porteshawver, a senior, said. Representatives from each autonomous subgroup will serve on the collective’s board, which is responsible for planning leadership training for students interested in establishing green initiatives on campus. Porteshawver and co-founder Sally

Veteran discusses WWII service in Japanese-American segregated unit BY

LAINA PIERA

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World War II veteran Susumu Ito on Saturday reflected on his service as a Japanese-American in a segregated unit during the war and spoke about the Japanese perception of military service. Ito, a 91-year-old professor emeritus of comparative anatomy at Harvard Medical School, was speaking at a Day of Remembrance ceremony in the Sophia Gordon multipurpose room. The ceremony marked the 69th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which permitted the relocation of over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry into internment camps in the months following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ito was drafted into the war before the U.S. government established the internment camps. He served with a unit of Japanese-Americans, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which segregated its members from white servicemen. The unit, which fought throughout Europe during the war, is the most decorated regiment for its size in the history of the U.S. Army. The event, presented by the New England Japanese American Citizens League and the Tufts Asian American Center along with numerous co-sponsors, also featured a screening of the 2010 documentary, “442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity,” which contains foot-

age and interviews with Ito and other veterans of the regiment. His position within the regiment put Ito in highly dangerous situations. “The job as a forward observer … has a very high casualty rate, and the length of service and combat is amongst the shortest,” he said. “In any event, I was happy to have this opportunity.” Ito said while his mother feared for his safety, his parents were proud of his service, a

sentiment which in part comes from the Japanese view of military duty. “The Japanese are very reverent and look up to military service soldiers,” Ito said. “One thing that my mother used to write to me was, ‘We’re proud of you being in the army, but don’t put yourself in any dangerous situation. If necessary, go to jail,’” he said. “I wanted nothing of this. I never told her see VETERAN, page 2

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The WWII Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team is the most decorated regiment for its size in the history of the US Army.

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Sharrow, also a senior, expect that the collective will create more opportunities for students to get involved in environmental sustainability projects. “My personal hope is that it will create the sort of robust community where people can take on leadership positions and will have the knowledge that if they want to get something done on campus, they can do it … and that there’s a support group for them to be able to do that,” Porteshawver said. The collective will replace ECO, which until this semester served the same purpose but lacked organization and membership, according to Sharrow, a former ECO member. “Last semester especially, we didn’t have any officers, and we didn’t really have anywhere to go. And at the same time all of these other cool things were happening that had taken off on their own because ECO wasn’t there to back them up,” Sharrow said. “We spent a lot of time last semester just figuring out how we could get people on the same boat, yet have them feel ownership over their own projects,” she said. see SUSTAINABILITY, page 2

Sophomores propose vision for Senate BY

GABRIELLE HERNANDEZ Contributing Writer

The two candidates vying for the empty sophomore Tufts Community Union ( TCU) Senate seat yesterday evening presented their ideas for the Senate in a candidate’s forum in Hotung Café. Sophomores Stefan Schwarz and Nick Vik fielded questions from TCU senators and Tufts Election Commission (ECOM) members about their experiences at Tufts and their policy objectives if elected. Nearly everyone in the audience was a TCU senator or member of ECOM. Voting for the election will be open to all sophomores via Webcenter starting at midnight on Wednesday. The election will fill the sophomore seat left open after Tabias Wilson’s resignation last month. Schwarz proposed ideas such as a book fair at which students could buy and sell textbooks from one another, a Tufts-sponsored bus with stops at popular sites in Boston and a regulation requiring Tufts professors to make their course syllabi available online. “I think I have a lot of good ideas, and I want to get involved in effecting concrete, tangible change,” he said of his candidacy. Vik during the forum

proposed his own ways of enhancing students’ experience at Tufts. “Our college experience should be one of the best of our life, and there are definitely some improvements that can be made here to, in my opinion, make our lives better,” he said. Vik cited three goals he would pursue if elected, including improving the brand value of a Tufts education, modifying Tufts’ existing drug and alcohol policies, and improving school spirit for student participation in all fields. “People at Tufts have tremendous talent, whether it’s in the classroom, playing sports, art or any other pursuit they might have, but a lot of the time our best talents go unnoticed,” Vik said, proposing student events that would showcase students’ diverse interests. Schwarz, who ran for a Senate seat in October, stressed his commitment to improving student life. “I believe that the quality of life here is an integral part of a Tufts education,” he said. Both candidates discussed ways to bolster Tufts’ reputation both in national ranking systems and in the academic community. Schwarz said student satisfaction would help in these efforts. “If students are happy, I think it’ll help everyone,” he said. Vik addressed ways to see TCU, page 2

Today’s Sections

Six Boston-area restaurants perfect for any kind of Valentine’s Day dinner

Fox’s new ‘Chicago Code’ is a fresh addition to the annals of television police drama.

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Visiting the Hill this Week TUESDAY “A Crash Course on the Egypt Revolts” Details: Tarek Masoud, an assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, will join Associate Professor of Political Science Malik Mufti in a panel to provide comprehensive analysis of the uprising in Egypt. When and Where: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Cabot ASEAN Auditorium Sponsors: The International Relations Director’s Leadership Council, New Initiative for Middle East Peace WEDNESDAY “ResLife Shorts: Film Editing Workshop” Details: Filmmaker Gregg Conde will host an interactive film-editing workshop in preparation for the second annual ResLife Shorts Film Competition. When and Where: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room

Sponsor: Residential Life RAs “International Student and Alumni Networking Night” Details: International alumni give advice on the job search and navigating the visa sponsorship process in the United States. When and Where: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Dowling Hall Library, 7th floor Sponsor: Tufts International Center “Fares Lecture: All Roads Lead to Lebanon” Details: Fares Center Spring 2011 Visiting Scholar Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, will present “All Roads Lead to Lebanon: Microcosm of the Best and Worst in the Modern Middle East.” When and Where: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.;

Cabot 702 Sponsor: The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies “The Book of Psalms: The Ecumenical and Universal Prayer” Details: His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, will deliver a lecture about the Book of Psalms. When and Where: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Goddard Chapel Sponsor: University Chaplaincy “An Evening with International Best-Selling Author Darin Strauss” Details: Darin Strauss (LA ‘92), the acclaimed bestselling author of “Chang and Eng,” will read from and discuss his memoir “Half a Life,” which is nominated for a 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has appeared in Esquire,

The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek and other publications. When and Where: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Fung House, 48 Professors Row Sponsor: Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) THURSDAY “An Evening with The Onion” Details: Two writers from the self-proclaimed “America’s Finest News Source” will present material from the print version of The Onion and from their television shows “Sportsdome” on Comedy Central and the “Onion News Network” on the Independent Film Channel. When and Where: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Cohen Auditorium Sponsor: Tufts Lecture Series, Programming Board —compiled by Rachel Rampino

Collective replaces ECO to oversee environmentally focussed groups SUSTAINABILITY continued from page 1

TSC will continue to be funded by the approximately $1,700 the Tufts Community Union Senate allocated to ECO this fiscal year, but will next year ask for a larger budget than ECO has requested in the past, Sharrow said. Sharrow is also a member of Tufts Bikes, which this November received $50,000 from the Senate to establish a bike-share program on campus. Several of the TSC board members said they joined the collective with the expectation of help procuring funding for their groups. Porteshawver, who co-founded Tom Thumb’s Garden, a student-run garden, said that being part of the collective would help structure attempts to secure funding for the initiative. “For the sustainability of Tom Thumb’s, we needed to be a part of a larger group,” she said. The Tufts chapter of SJSF, which promotes clean-energy legislation in Massachusetts, will also join the collective with funding in mind, said freshman Anna Lello-Smith, who serves on TSC’s board.

Lello-Smith said the collective will help build support for environmental sustainability initiatives of all areas of focus. “We’re kind of different from other subgroups because they’re more campus-oriented and we’re more regional, but I think we can still work together,” she said. “We’ll have more people to send to their events, and they can send to ours.” TAP member sophomore Danny Markowitz said while the promise of securing more money for the group was one incentive for TAP to join the collective, the TSC’s credibility was also a draw. TAP, which emerged from an Experimental College class offered last semester, aims to eliminate nonreusable water bottles from campus. “It’s a good fit. It gives us more credibility on campus,” Markowitz said. Sharrow hopes TSC will expand to incorporate more groups across Tufts. “I really want to see some big events that will bring everyone together — all of our own groups, but also other groups on campus with diverse interests, from the Eco-Reps to Jumbo Janitor Alliance,” she said. “The Collective is about sustainability, which is not just about the environment. It’s about justice and creating new lifestyles.”

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Sophomores Stefan Schwarz, left, and Nick Vik, right, presented at yesterday’s candidates forum.

Vying for open Senate seat, candidates propose textbook fair, new drug policies TCU continued from page 1

broaden Tufts’ name recognition, including allowing other companies to use the Tufts logo and encouraging monetary donations. Both Schwarz and Vik hoped to bring alcohol policy to the forefront of the Senate’s agenda by the end of the year. “Despite having made changes to the alcohol policy, the number of TEMS calls hasn’t really changed. It’s a big risk,” Vik said. ECOM Chair Katherine McManus, a sophomore, said the candidates gave

impressive arguments for their ability to accomplish their goals by the end of the semester. “They understand that it’s a short term and they’re realistic about what they hope to accomplish,” she said. TCU Senate Associate Treasurer Matthew Schuman said both candidates were qualified to hold the seat. “Regardless of which of them is elected, I’ll be really happy because I know they’ll both do a phenomenal job,” Schuman, a junior, said. “I look forward to working with them on the goals they’ve outlined and making them a reality.”

Japanese-American WWII veteran said he is ‘fortunate’ to have served VETERAN continued from page 1

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Tufts Bikes, which will initiate a bike-share program on campus, joins other environmental sustainability groups in the new umbrella organization, the Tufts Sustainability Collective.

I volunteered for this hazardous duty.” Ito described the long-terms effects of service on himself and his fellow veterans. “I do get goosebumps all over me when I walk into a dark forest or see pictures of a pine forest, even on a bright day,” he said. “It must be a syndrome that many of us have.” When required by law at age 21 to choose between becoming a full U.S. citizen or to retain his Japanese citizenship, Ito said he did not hesitate. “My country is the U.S.,” he said. “I was born here and raised here. I am an American, though I might not look like the average one.”

Japanese Culture Club co-President Sho Igawa was satisfied with the event. “I was so happy to see so many actual veterans from the war,” Igawa, a junior, said. “We also had Japanese-Americans from the internment camps come in their old age. They’re not as physically strong as they used to be, but they still came just for this, so it was really great to see that.” Ito said he felt lucky to have served in his unit. “We were a small fraction of the total military force,” he said. “I felt very fortunate that a few of us who were in the army before the segregated unit was formed were picked to be the core of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.”


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Boston offers dining for any kind of Valentine A review of six of the best area restaurants for that special day BY JON

CHENG

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Show your true love that you are willing to fork out some cash for a nice, romantic dinner. Rather than getting your hands sticky at Redbones BBQ, check out the list below and reconsider your options. Some may be fully booked, but if you religiously stay by the telephone, you might pick up a last-minute cancellation.

Al Fresco Ristorante For the rustic valentine There is nothing wrong with being a little rough around the edges in choosing a cozy alcove-like restaurant in

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Market by Jean-Georges For the swanky valentine Boston Magazine listed Market as a top choice for the “Best of Boston” award for “blowout birthday parties” last year, and it’s obvious why: There’s chic furniture in a spacious layout, floor-to-ceiling windows and waiters clad in starched black button-downs. Its location in the W Hotel makes it an even bigger draw for the young, hipster crowd and 20-something executives. As part of celebrity chef JeanGeorges Vongerichten’s massive restaurant empire, Market bears his signature classical French-meets-modern Asian cuisine and updates it for the 21st century connoisseur. The hackneyed American staple of tuna tartare, for example, is served with crisply shaved spicy radish, sweet avocado and based with an umami concoction of yuzu, ginger emulsion and sriracha chili oil. Vongerichten employs the same Picasso-like approach with his fourcourse Valentine’s Day Weekend Tasting Menu, priced at $58 (unfortunately, the set menu does not include the tuna tartare, but try your luck at requesting one). Beet carpaccio and diver scallop sashimi are accompanied by a dose of wasabi, while striped bass, lightly crusted with nuts and seeds, is served atop a sweet-andsour broth. For the main course, there is a choice between soy-glazed short rib with apple-jalapeño puree, or a simple yet hearty parmesan-crusted organic chicken. Save room for dessert and opt for the 14-layer chocolate cake laced with, appropriately enough, passion fruit caramel. (100 Stuart St. between Tremont and Warrenton in Back Bay; 617-310-6790)

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UpStairs on the Square offers casually upscale dining with an eclectic menu of breakfast and lunch options, as well as weekly performances by Harvard a cappella groups. Davis Square. Al Fresco, as the name suggests, serves up Italian food in an old-fashioned way and is considered by many contributors to businessreview website Yelp.com to be a hidden gem in Somerville. Sophomore Lai Hau Choi swears by its charming decor and generally moderate prices. “The atmosphere for dining is pretty romantic and laidback, and the staff is very nice and tries to do their best,” Choi said. “I had the shrimp scampi, which was pretty tasty.” Share a bowl of white-wine steamed mussels ($7.95) with your loved one, along with some crusty garlic bread ($3). For pastas, there is the shrimp scampi linguini with a lemon white wine sauce ($14.95), and for mains there are unique selections such as tortellini with prosciutto and rosé sauce ($10.95). If you’d like to reenact the spaghetti scene from the animated Disney classic “Lady and the Tramp” (1955), Al Fresco offers its signature homemade meatballs, served with fresh-melted mozzarella over linguine. Dessert selection is limited, but if you must round up their meal on a sweet note, there is always the classic New York-style cheesecake ($3.50). (382 Highland Ave. in Davis Square; 617-776-8100)

Top of the Hub For the ultimate valentine Getting a table by the window, let alone a table, at this restaurant is harder to score than an A on an Economics 5 midterm. Top of the Hub is the highest restaurant in Boston, situated at the 52nd story of the Prudential Building. The prices, too, are sky-high. You and your valentine can enjoy the $250 four-course prix fixe, but Tufts Culinary Society Treasurer Carla Roberts-Toler, a senior, said the food isn’t nearly as spectacular as the panoramic views over the Boston skyline. “The food was decent — nothing spectacular, but it is definitely worth going for the view alone,” RobertsToler said in an e-mail. Some of the items on the Valentine’s Day menu include tempura oysters with chipotle BBQ sauce and creamy herb polenta, or for the adventurous, slow-roasted guava-brine pork chops with sweet potato puree, apple compote and honey-glazed carrots. For the most important course, pastry chef Tommy Choi offers a creation known as “The Soulmate Swan”: a duo of chocolate profiterole — or cream puff — swans with strawberry mousse and raspberry sauce. (800 Boylston St., Suite 52 between Fairfield and Gloucester in Back Bay; 617-536-1775) Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar For the artiste/nouvelle valentine In case you haven’t made a reservation, Dali is the perfect alternative, as it doesn’t take any. As the name suggests, the restaurant serves regional Spanish cuisine in the form of “tapas” — essentially miniature portions to allow tables to sample as many dishes as possible. On Valentines Day, the restaurant is open from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., but the wait can be tortuously long, according to Roberts-Toler. “I waited two hours to get a table on Valentine’s Day [last year],” RobertsToler said. “But it was well worth it — it turned out to be the perfect venue.” Roberts-Toler cited the combination of its ambiance and its creative tapas as the major draw. “The atmosphere of the place just screams romance, with its spectacular mood setting — dark lighting, the art, music, etc.,” she said. “Their food was also really good. We shared braised lamb with almond and mint essence, boneless pheasant with mushrooms

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Al Fresco Ristorante offers classic Italian food in an intimate environment at reasonable prices.

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couple of months ago, my good older brother turned me on to a new Internet meme, a little something called Groupon. Maybe you’ve heard of it. While it originally sounded to me like a disease suffered by Civil War vets, my brother sold me on the idea of dropping ten bones on a $20 return. Since signing up I’ve discovered that it wasn’t so much my best interests he was looking out for, but the $10 referral credit he was after. Ain’t older siblings great? But this piece isn’t a rant about youngest-child syndrome; I save those for the occasional Cuervoinduced blackout heart-to-hearts. No, this is a rant about online coupons. A couple of days ago, I got offerings for 59 percent off at Sal’s Custom Dry Cleaning and then half-off introductory scuba lessons in Merrimack. “Wow,” I thought. For six months now, I’d been filling the tub with sand and coral reefs and bobbing my head in. Scuba lessons in the middle of winter, only 45 minutes away, seemed much more delightful. Plus I wouldn’t be calling the plumber twice a week to rescue my clownfish, Jamaal. And 59 percent off not just any old dry cleaning, but custom dry cleaning from a place I imagine doubles as a pizza joint? Well, with a value like that it’s almost worthwhile to wear clothing. Both of these offers came right after deals for Brazilian waxing and laser hair removal. I was about to be one smooth scuba diver with the cleanest clothes AND junk this side of the Mississippi. But then I realized something: Who gives a fluffy bunny about any of this crap? I know there are some of you out there who await the daily LivingSocial e-mail, much like Billy Madison on Nudie Magazine day. The Groupon cat is your personal Confucius (Who once said, BTW, “Man who stand on toilet, high on pot.” Wise man.) And on top of that, you Grouponists think of yourselves as the magnificent cognoscenti of the shopping world. Well guess what, you’re not. You’re perpetrating a system of junk mail that has plagued our country for decades. Offering me 55 percent off on Shutterfly calendars? A) What the hell is a Shutterfly calendar? B) I live in the 21st century. I have a cell phone with a calendar. Furthermore, I’m a student; where the hell do I ever actually have to be? I have the date May 22 painted on my wall so I know it’s time to go get my diploma. Other than that, I think I’m free. Seriously though, Groupon and LivingSocial are just brilliant scams based on getting Americans to spend money on stuff they don’t want. And you don’t become a company soon to be worth $15 billion, as Groupon might be with some new investors, without some sly swindling. Notice the offers for Zumba and Pilates right around New Years. A little resolution madness, no? These companies are celebrated middlemen hawking worthless junk. For example: on Dec. 9, they offered 50 percent off a one-year membership to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Who wants that? What’s next? 95 percent off two tickets to any Nick Cage movie for the next decade? Who are the people buying this crap? I just don’t underst … hold on a second … $30 worth of food and drink at Redbones BBQ for $15 … well … I mean … I guess … uh, this is kinda awkward. I take it back. Groupon is the bomb! I promise. Try it out. It’s basically like free money. Just make sure to list me as your reference - Stephen. Miller@tufts.edu. It’s really cool. They have sweet deals all the time. And remember, referred by this guy, Stephen.Miller@tufts. edu. Note the spelling. It’s a PH, as in pharaoh. Happy shopping! P.S. Stephen.Miller@tufts.edu.

Stephen Miller is a senior majoring in English. He can be reached at Stephen. Miller@tufts.edu.


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Culinary selections for Valentine’s Day abound from Davis to Back Bay VALENTINE’S DINING continued from page 3

and bacon and grilled baby lamb chops with peach sauce.” Though not as romantic as they could be, the desserts are still artful creations of decadence. A rice pudding is served with dulce de leche ice cream, while sweet marzipan-stuffed dates are given an Asian twist with a tangy tamarind sauce. Tapas run from $6 to $10 each, and the recommended amount is seven to 10 plates for the table. (415 Washington St. in Somerville; 617-661-3254) No Name Restaurant For the adventurous valentine Do not be discouraged by its peculiar name. No Name, situated right by the South Boston Pier, is the quintessential restaurant for the local seafood enthusiast, where the chowder is prounouced “chow-dah.” The long walk from the South Station T-stop along the pier can be romantic, sophomore Brent Abel said, but the pièce de résistance is the restaurant’s view overlooking the Boston Harbor, making it a unique selection for Valentine’s Day. Views aside, No Name is really about its seafood selections offered at unbeatable prices. “I love the emphasis on fresh seafood straight from the pier,” Abel said. “Plus, there is so much history with the family-run business, and the prices are super cheap for seafood.” Like its decor, No Name spares no frills with its menu. Start with classic staples such as clam chowder or share a giant plate of fish and chips, then simply pick from a selection of broiled seafood: mussels, scallops, shrimp, salmon or, as Abel strongly recommends, the broiled scrod. Like it or not, No Name is not a place for one looking for a fancy heartto-heart. The dingy surroundings and the brusque service are all part of the

experience, if getting “down and dirty” is your thing. Just avoid the crabs. (15 Fish Pier St. West, between Norhern and Trilling in South Boston; 617-338-7539) UpStairs On The Square For the romantic valentine There is no other place quite like UpStairs on the Square, and there is no other restaurant that is more suitable for valentines. The entire restaurant is pink, and the furniture looks like it was stolen from Barbie’s princess castle, except done up in some serious style. Chef Deborah Hughes, awarded “Best Female Chef” from the Food Network 15 years ago, is the proprietor, while Executive Chef Steven Brand heads kitchen operations. Let your imagination run wild with this one. For one of the Valentine’s Day menus ($85 per person for 3-course, $125 for 5-course), Brand offers Iced Island Creek “Porn Star” Oysters, doused with hot squid and spicy lipstick peppers, as well as “Spoonin’ Smoked Salmon” with Spoonbill caviar for appetizers. If the sexual connotations cannot get any more explicit, he offers “Love Bird: Sliced Long Island Duck” with tipsy cherries and “A Roll in the Hay”: angel-hair pasta with truffle fonduta and 69-minute egg for mains. Desserts are surprisingly more restrained. Some of the selections include ice cream profiteroles with rum caramel and chocolate-hazelnut cake with mocha butter cream. Though dizzyingly rich, the food is handled with a deft hand, according to former Boston Globe food critic Linda Laban, and will leave one delighted rather than overwhelmed. An attempt to get a reservation will probably end up in disappointment, given its prime location at Harvard Square, but there is certainly no harm in trying. (91 Winthrop St. in Harvard Square; 617-864-1933)

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TV REVIEW

‘Chicago Code’ a promising new show for Fox BY

ANDREW PADGETT

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Crime doesn’t pay, but it sells quite easily on TV. So it’s no surprise that Fox selected “The Chicago Code,” the

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Starring Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Delroy Lindo Airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox new police drama from “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan, as a midseason replacement. It’s also no surprise that every scene involves at least one — and often two — of the following: a gun, a high-speed car chase, yelling, death and/or sex. What is surprising about this series, though, is that it really can’t be lumped in with all the other cop riffraff. Shockingly, “The Chicago Code” is actually a worthwhile television series. The show centers around the absurdly masculine and oddly named homicide detective Jarek Wysocki ( Jason Clarke) and his old partner Teresa Colvin ( Jennifer Beals), who now serves as Chicago’s first female police superintendent. The most important presence in this show, however, is not a character, but the setting of Chicago itself. With its frequent skyline panoramas, Cubs references, funny accents and soundtrack full of Chi-town natives (such as Kanye West and Common), this show will not let you forget what city you’re messing with. In the first of a series of snappy and fun narrative asides, Colvin shares how she grew up watching her father struggle financially because of organized crime and corruption in the business world. The day she received her badge, she vowed to avenge him by cleaning up the city — a task so great that it requires at least five or six supporting cast members. Playing the part of Colvin’s supreme nemesis is Alderman Ronin Gibbons (Delroy Lindo), a powerful, allegedly corrupt political figure who occasionally gets down and dirty with his secre-

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‘The Chicago Code’ isn’t like every other cop drama you’ve ever seen, and that’s a good thing. tary. Colvin wants nothing more than to take him down and bring justice to her city, but she knows it will be a grueling process — it could take seasons. To complicate matters, because Colvin is the police superintendent, she often needs Gibbons’ help, and vice versa, which creates a bizarre dynamic of co-dependency and contempt. This early in the series, characters and storylines are already blurring the line between good and bad, which isn’t a bad thing. “The Chicago Code” masterfully transforms what could be just another trite crime drama into a full-fledged commentary on the city of Chicago as a flawed institution — a confusing intersection of morals and politics, idealism and reality, and compassion and corruption. Gibbons himself explains it best during his narration: “They say Chicago is the city that works. What some people don’t understand is it works in a lot of different ways.” This flexible presentation of the show and its characters compellingly keeps viewers from getting too comfortable with a plot or a personage. In this show, no character is exempt from making a mistake —

kind of like, you know, humans. In fact, this show is so in-your-face that the actors sometimes make the viewer blatantly uncomfortable. Beals’ eyes don’t move, ever. Clarke sports a conventionally deep and manly voice, but kind of looks like a painter (though maybe that’s not entirely his fault). Matt Lauria (who plays Caleb Evers, Wysocki’s new partner) looks like an attractive version of Jesse Eisenberg. But back to Beals’ eyes — she seriously doesn’t blink. All jokes aside, “The Chicago Code” shows serious potential, because it has somehow found a fresh way to portray policing and crime. Considering there are like thirty different spin-offs of “Law & Order,” this is a real accomplishment. Viewers of the show not only experience the inner workings of a police department, but also learn how this department interacts with its city in political, economic and social contexts. And even if you’re not into the whole ethical gray-area thing and just want some solid action, it’s not like there’s a lack of wacky car chases or gratuitous sex scenes. What would a silly cop thriller could be without those, right?

THEATER REVIEW

Spalding, Arcade Fire unexpected winners at 53rd Annual Grammy Awards

‘The Europeans’ an intimate yet eclectic performance BY

EMMA BUSHNELL

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Some people shy away from small theater companies producing lesser-known works because they don’t believe in

The Europeans Written by Howard Barker Directed by Meg Taintor At the Factory Theatre through Feb. 26 Tickets $5 to $20

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unknown entities. A historical tragedy with jolting anachronisms, on a stage in an old piano factory in Boston that seats 49 audience members? Why would I go to that? Going to see small theater companies is a unique experience because rarely do theatergoers get to enjoy pieces so beloved by those working on it. Whistler in the Dark is one of those companies that it’s impossible not to root for, and its latest production, “The see EUROPEANS, page 7

ook, I’ve been saying it for years, and apparently Hollywood just isn’t listening: We need more Chris Tucker in movies. Some of you might be asking, “Who is Chris Tucker?” or “Why do we need to inject him into feature films?” Let me tell you: He is that loud-mouthed, sassy and wildly incompetent sidekick. He’s been featured alongside Bruce Willis in “The Fifth Element” (1997), Ice Cube in “Friday” (1995), Charlie Sheen in “Money Talks” (1997) and, most famously, Jackie Chan in the “Rush Hour” trilogy (1998, 2001, 2007). Mr. Tucker has made an entire career out of being Mr. Tucker. He’s obnoxious, he gets in the way of the actual protagonist, and he is inexplicably along for the ride. He takes credit for things he doesn’t do, and he tries to bed every woman he meets (unsuccessfully). He has that distinctive panicked scream. When it hits the fan, you can be sure Chris Tucker will be hiding under a table. Now, why would we need more of this goofball in movies? Because, to me, he represents the charm of the 1990s. He offers the fun and sense of escapism we’ve lost in our blockbuster movies. If you saw Chris Tucker’s name on a poster, you’d be pretty likely to see him sing a Michael Jackson tune, bust a quick and completely out-of-place dance move and talk about crazy white people. You know exactly what to expect. You can’t replace him. I mean, would you like “Rush Hour” if he weren’t in it? (You do like “Rush Hour” — everyone does. I know you’ve caught it on TV halfway through and finished it half a dozen times.) Sure, there are better movies out there than “Rush Hour 2.” There are better scripts, better actors and better directors, but I have trouble naming a handful of movies that are more fun to watch. I laugh every time I see that Don Cheadle cameo — that part where Cheadle runs a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles, is surprisingly competent at martial arts and speaks convincing Chinese. It’s all so out of place that it could only happen in a Chris Tucker movie. And don’t get me started on the gag reels during the credits — if you don’t like watching Jackie and Chris stumble over their lines, then you have an invalid opinion. With only so much Chris Tucker to go around, we have to ask, “Who else can do what Mr. Tucker does?” The answer: no one alive, or at least no one still making movies. We have Judd Apatow’s production company which makes “stoner” movies like “Pineapple Express” (2008), but can Seth Rogen or James Franco (it should be noted that I have an admittedly large man-crush on Mr. Franco, but that’s neither here nor there) give a good Chris Tucker scream? No. Mr. Tucker promises lewd, crude and out-of-control humor, and we all want to go along for the ride. Zach Galifianakis, star of “The Hangover” (2009), could do it, but the recent “Due Date” (2010) doesn’t bode well for his starring-role potential. This ain’t looking good for us, the audience. I guess what I am saying is, Hollywood, get us charismatic actors who can hold a film together. Bring Chris Tucker back for a “Rush Hour 4,” get us Eddie Murphy for another “Beverly Hills Cop,” resurrect Chris Farley for a “Tommy Boy 2,” show me Martin Lawrence in “Bad Boys 3.” Give leading roles to actors we want to follow around for two hours, and I will come back to the theaters. Because, honestly, I would pay good money to see Chris Tucker do stuff like react to 2girls1cup, watch a scary movie or just plain go to the supermarket. We don’t have many actors these days with that kind of “Look at me! I’m the most important thing in the room!” attitude, and we need them back.

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Europeans,� makes this all the more apparent. Whistler in the Dark’s self-proposed mission is to put on linguistically and physically challenging plays that both ask deep questions and bring young people back to being excited about theater. Six out of the 11 cast members of “The Europeans� had worked with the company before, prior to Friday night’s show. Director and Artistic Director of the company Meg Taintor gave the curtain speech, saying that she loved this play “with all [her] heart.� And in intimate theater, this kind of love shows in the performance. Controversial playwright Howard Barker, a man born to working-class parents in South London in 1946, wrote “The Europeans.� He invented his own “Theatre of Catastrophe,� hoping to return tragedy to the stage and break down uniform audience reactions. He looked to create situations on stage that were complicated and multifaceted and that every audience member would react to differently. Barker’s layered approach to storytelling is certainly evident in “The Europeans,� which explores the aftermath of the 1683 siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Empire against the Holy Roman Empire. Though the Turks have been successfully pushed out, they have left behind a city very much changed by war, rape, starvation and confused expectations of stability and peace. It is an odd piece. Major characters include not only the emperor and empress of Austria, but also a corrupt, low-ranking clergyman and a woman ravaged by a vio-

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lent gang rape. In one neat little package, many different aspects of humanity after siege are given voices and a shared presence. The actors treat this complicated play with great care, and the outcome is an enhanced experience for the audience. In a play where themes include different ways of feeling shame, confusion about the nature of rebirth, where to find guidance in the world and how to construct an identity, each character is played genuinely by the actors. That sincerity allows the audience to fully appreciate and consider the questions raised by both the play and the company. Taintor has done a masterful job with the staging of the production. With a tricky traverse stage set-up, a very minimal collection of props and sets are used to great effect; clever staging means sightlines are never compromised, and the viewing experience isn’t marred with occasional views of actors’ behinds for extended periods of time. The cast is extremely tight and aware of one another, and though it is not an excessively physical show, the physical aspect is certainly strong. There are hardly any negatives to this production. Since its arrival on the Boston theater scene in 2005, Whistler has been an exciting presence and has attracted engaging, young talent. The only potential for disappointment may be the convoluted subject matter itself — Howard Barker’s work is performed by small and fringe companies for a reason; he does not write to a mainstream taste. But try something new and go see what reaction you have to this small company’s interpretation of Barker’s Theatre of Catastrophe. This is a show that does not deserve to be missed.


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Let the senior class attend a senior event Seniors on Friday night celebrated the beginning of their last 100 days as undergraduates at Tufts with cocktail attire and champagne in DewickMacPhie Dining Hall. Four hundred soon-to-be Tufts graduates enjoyed free drinks, hors d’oeuvres and even a toast by University President Lawrence Bacow. The problem was the senior class has more than 1,100 students, and 1,100 minus 400 — the official capacity of Dewick — is 700 students who, from the conception of the event, were going to be denied entry. The Senior Class Council and the Alumni Association co-sponsored the event. According to Senior Class Council President Lindsey Rosenbluth, it was the Alumni Association that determined the location of the event. Even bearing in mind the limited options for a suitable on-campus venue, it defies logic to hold an event designed for over 1,000 students in a building with a capacity of only 400. Furthermore, the Senior Class Council created unnecessary confusion among students by failing to be clear

about the capacity limit in the e-mail invitation it sent to the senior class on the day of the event. “This event has been a huge hit in the past but space is limited, so try to arrive early,” the e-mail read. But it went on to say that the first 400 seniors would receive a free gift. It did not make clear that the first 400 seniors would, in fact, be the only ones to receive entry. According to Rosenbluth, the Senior Class Council was aware of Dewick’s capacity. The council should have included this information in the e-mail. Had seniors been aware of exactly how limited space was, they would not have arrived at the event with the assumption that they would gain entry. Tufts unfortunately lacks a suitable venue to host events like the 100 Days party, which Rosenbluth said was the reason that the Alumni Association resorted to Dewick as the venue. Most open spaces on campus, like Hotung Café or the Alumnae Lounge, are far too small, with capacities more limited than Dewick’s. Rosenbluth also noted that moving the event off-campus is not feasible either, as it would dramatically

increase the cost and decrease turnout. The Daily agrees that the 100 Days celebration should continue to be held on campus — leaving campus to commemorate seniors’ time at Tufts would not be in the spirit of the celebration. But an event whose purpose is to commemorate a milestone for the senior class should accommodate that entire senior class. Dewick, therefore, is a poor choice. In the future, the event should be moved to either the Gantcher Center or the Carzo Cage — on-campus venues that can easily fit the entire senior class. According to Rosenbluth, the Alumni Association did not consider either location because they would have been more costly, too spacious and would not have provided the ideal atmosphere for the event. “You don’t really hold a cocktail party in a gym,” she said. While neither alternative to Dewick is ideal, they meet what should be the minimum requirement to host a party celebrating the achievements of the senior class: The senior class can actually attend.

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Willa Cather described the main character of “My Ántonia” as a “rich mine of life, like the founders of early races.” There is no doubt that, throughout the novel, Ántonia built for herself a life in which she could take pride. She had made for herself a family in the unforgiving world of the early American West. This attitude touches all of our old patriotic feelings, all the posturing and emotional rhetoric about “America” that dominates today’s media. But Cather did not write these words for a character that was American by descent. She wrote them for Ántonia, a Bohemian girl trying to make her life in the frontier. An immigrant. And it is her life that, like Cather, we must accept as ours. To compare this to our current struggles with immigration is a slight stretch, and the comparison would probably devalue both our political battles and Cather’s work. But the schizophrenic approach that we — not just as a

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nation, but as a state — maintain toward immigration is staggering. I feel we are caught between protecting our jobs and still holding true to what Cather’s words express — mainly, how much this country owes to its immigrants. Just look at current legislation. A bill to crack down on undocumented workers — reminiscent of Arizona’s — has already caught attention in this state. But what about [South Carolina State] Rep. Dan Cooper’s [(R-Anderson)] proposal to increase funding to school districts based on the number of poor students and students who speak English as a second language? Teachers have welcomed this money, hoping that more ESL instruction will improve progress in their classrooms. This almost mirrors the desire behind the failed DREAM Act, namely, a desire to open an opportunity for immigrant children and give them a stake in this country. There is no question that the competition for jobs is a fierce one, and not every illegal immigrant is as saintly as many advocates would have us believe

(America’s war on drugs has taught us that much). But many have come for their families, not themselves. Among those families — whether they be from across the border or across the globe — is our generation’s Ántonia: some young man or woman who would willingly build a life if given the opportunity. Our debates will always continue, but while they do, a generation of youth — either illegal or the children of illegal [immigrants] — is growing up caught between countries. That is a generation we cannot afford to neglect. There is no longer any unconquered West for these Ántonias to tame. There is only the path of education and citizenship. I look forward to seeing Cooper’s proposal in action. I look forward to another year in which the DREAM Act may have a chance at becoming law. I truly look forward to legislation that aims at protecting all future generations of this state, offering us all a way to contribute both to ourselves and to our communities. That is what we deserve and what those before us have earned.

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The gift of a dream BY JAVIER

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As the close friend of many illegal students, I realize the importance of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act for minority students. These students want nothing but to have the opportunity to better themselves, their future and to become productive members of society. As the Daily does, I too believe that these immigrants should be protected, especially if they are perusing higher education, if they are members of the military and if they are people of good moral standards. Many of these students were brought to the United States by their parents not knowing they were coming here illegally. Besides the fact that they are illegal, they are students that have the same goal as other students. As mentioned in last week’s editorial, by allowing these students to have a chance at an education or military service we “will strengthen both our economy and military.” As we know, our economy is still suffering, and if this act can bring $1.4 trillion into the national economy, why should we overlook what immigrant students can do for our country? Another great aspect of the DREAM Act is that we are not just letting anyone get their citizenship; we are talking about hardworking individuals, students who want to prosper and people who want to serve this country. In this way, the DREAM Act can be used as a filter, allowing in only those with clean records and a commitment to their education — it allows us to aid those who show promise to use their education to contribute to society. We are aiding people of good moral character that came to this country to study and work hard, not people who came to break the law. There are many students right now who are trying to better their lives by going to school and who are working so that they can pay rising tuition costs. But in the end, will all that work and education go to waste? What more can we ask from these individuals? They are willing to fight for a country that they do not belong to, obey every

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law that this state has and get an edu- Immigrants come to this country for cation — all for the chance to stay in a better chance at life for themselves and their kids and they hope to make this land of opportunity. Many of these students came to this a difference for future generations of country not knowing that they were all immigrants — not just Hispanics. coming here illegally because they People risk their lives to enter this were so young. For example, a child- land and when they make it into the hood friend of mine was brought to country they struggle every day. Why the United States at a young age and not end this struggle? After so many has since graduated high school. He years why punish the kids? The future wants to go to college and better his of deserving people should not suffer life, but now realizes that he is stuck for our broken immigration system. [on] a dead-end road. Even though he Instead, we need to realize that people has lived in the United States since he risk their lives coming to the United was an infant, he realizes that without States and many die trying. If they are citizenship, he is stuck working dead- willing to die just to enter this land of end jobs and cannot move on with his riches, why should we look the other life. There are many stories similar to way? Why should we not give them the this one; students that you would never opportunity to live the life that we are guess are illegal immigrants are forced all after? Lets open our hearts and end to work low-paying, back-breaking jobs the struggle. because their dream of becoming a citizen cannot be fulfilled. The DREAM Act will change the Javier Arambula is a junior at California lives of many people, creating jobs and State University, Northridge. He is bringing in money for the economy. majoring in communications.

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Under the influence, coerced sexual acts equal rape BY

ELIZABETH STOKER The Justice

One might recall the initial uproar surrounding so-called “state-funded abortion” when debates about universal health care began back in the early days of the Obama presidency. Recently, the issue arose with fervor once again due to the creation of [the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, also known as] the “Smith bill,” authored by Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and sponsored by intellectual luminaries such as Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.). The intention of the bill was to prevent any taxpayer money from funding clinics that perform abortions, either domestically or overseas. Exceptions were made for cases of incest and “forcible rape.” The bill was later quietly changed to remove the “forcible” qualifier, though only after much ado. The brouhaha that resulted from the original wording was due to the inclusion of the notion of “forcible rape” as opposed to acts of sexual violation that are presently considered rape under the law. In short, the supporters of the bill would have it that the only rapes considered serious enough to warrant treatment are those which occur at gun or knifepoint in back alleys to nice girls who happen to be walking home late. Yet that image doesn’t resonate with the instances of sexual assault and rape that college students are frequent-

ly exposed to. Campuses with strong athletic cultures and the presence of Greek life are especially vulnerable to high numbers of rapes and sexual assaults, presumably due to alcohol abuse by the victim. Sociologist Peggy Sanday made this very point in her book “Fraternity Gang Rape,” and more recent statistics, such as those brought forth by University of Northern Colorado [Assistant] Professor Nicholas Syrett in his June 2009 article “Bros Before Hos: College Fraternities and Sexual Exploitation,” suggest that 70 to 90 percent of all [reported] campus [gang] rapes are committed by fraternity brothers. The conservative position seems to be either that states of intoxication simply do not exist, or that people who become intoxicated automatically become interested in any and all sexual activity that they may be coaxed into participating in. My assumption is that people who hold these views simply have never met a person who is severely intoxicated, as one of the first things that becomes apparent in those encounters is that the intoxicated individual in question is not thinking clearly. What is required for the idea of sex with a person who cannot give consent to become socially conceptualized as rape in every circumstance is a mass shift in attitudes. This shift is not going to start at the top, within institutions or in the minds of conservatives or others who aren’t frequently exposed to instances of rape via intoxication.

This shift has to start with us — the witnesses, victims and culprits. To make it unthinkable that anyone would coerce, coax or otherwise force an intoxicated person into sexual activity and have it be considered anything other than rape, we have to change our attitudes about engaging in sexual activity with intoxicated individuals. It can no longer be seen as cute, funny, clever or even normal; it must be seen for what it is: predatory, calculated and ultimately dangerous. For the more we, as students, normalize the abuse of people under the influence of alcohol, the more the notion that those actions are common and minimal becomes acceptable to our lawmakers. This is our responsibility. It’s time to do whatever we can to respond harshly to sexual activity with intoxicated people. We have to condemn it, reject it and openly decry it en masse if we are going to rid ourselves of its creeping normalcy and remove it from the domain of acceptability in the minds of lawmakers. If party culture takes a hit, it’s a small price to pay for the legal protection of people who have been taken advantage of. Luckily, in this instance, the outcry generated by that very suggestion has induced the author of the bill to change the wording to reflect the reality of rape, rather than a conservative’s fantasy of it. But one capitulation does not signify the overall shift of social attitudes that needs to occur to ensure that “forcible rape” does not become the only rape we recognize as legitimate.

know I wrote about him last week, but a follow up on Hosni Mubarak is necessary. After all, I did waste my Thursday afternoon waiting for this man to announce his resignation after over two weeks of vociferous protests against him. Of course, he took his own sweet time to show up. When he finally did, he shocked everyone, including the Egyptian army, by not stepping down. These world leaders really can be stubborn sometimes can’t they? When the speech finally began, I knew it was not going to go well. “I am addressing you all from the heart, a father’s dialogue with his sons and daughters.” Great start, Hosni. I’m sure the millions of people who hate you haven’t had enough of you patronizing them for the past 30 years. The majority of the speech that followed was largely an incomprehensible mishmash of words. What on earth was this man talking about? Granted, some things may have been lost in translation. However, the Twitter feeds, Facebook statuses and flabbergasted faces of my friends as we watched the speech confirmed that there was widespread confusion about his central thesis. Maybe he was trying to confuse us by talking a load of rubbish and lulling us into sleep, boredom and apathy. Maybe this is what he has done to the Egyptian people for 30 years. I must admit that when he casually mentioned that he was delegating his power to Vice President Omar Suleiman, arguably the most important part of the speech, I had already tuned out. Even the few parts of the speech that had some semblance of grammatical and structural sense showed the complete and utter disconnect between Mubarak and his people. His tangential narcissistic rant about how much he had done for the country in times of war and peace only further angered the crowd. His constant allusions to seeing the country through its current “hard times” overlooked the fact that the turmoil and anger were centered on him. Finally, his strong statement about not giving in to foreign pressure seemed to ignore the fact that the pressure was coming from his own people. Mind you, I guess Tahrir Square is “foreign” when you rarely leave the safe confines of your presidential palace. Mubarak’s defiance did not last long, with a 49-second address from Suleiman announcing that Mubarak was stepping down, coming a day later. After 18 days of protests, people power had prevailed. It is unclear what exactly transpired behind the scenes during those last two days. Thursday’s speech could have signified a few things: a deluded dictator who had lost his sense of reality, a calculated political move to either escape prosecution by retaining the title of president despite delegating power to Suleiman or a chance for the Mubaraks to move around and salvage the billions of dollars they had surely stolen from the country and deposited overseas. Indeed, reports that have come out since Thursday indicate that Mubarak’s speech had been in direct defiance of what the military had instructed and that he really did not have a good grasp on reality. This may not have been because of purely unfounded delusion as much as it was about the way the revolution was portrayed by those closest to him, such as his son Gamal. I’ll see you all in two weeks, for I believe I have Presidents Day off. I have to say, that I’m glad Presidents Day is not a day off in Egypt. If it were, I am quite sure that Mubarak, who will now have the day off as well, would think it had been created to celebrate Hosni Mubarak (yes, he would be thinking in third person) and all the “sacrifices” he made for his country. Nobody wants that.

Ashish Malhotra is a senior majoring in international relations and political science. He can be reached at Ashish.Malhotra@ tufts.edu.

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around with it a little bit. It wasn’t exactly the team we had set up so it was a little bit hectic during the meet. We might still play around with the teams and everything. The team still ran great and we think a few more seconds can get knocked off.” At Tufts, the competition was much less intense and the Jumbos were able to take away five first-place finishes. Freshman Madeline Carey dominated the 3,000-meter race, a day after qualifying for Div. III’s in the mile at BU. She led the race from start to finish, aiming at a specific time, not just a victory. The result was a time of 10:53.64, over 13 seconds faster than the 2nd-place finisher. Most of the day’s highlights came in the field events. Sophomore Kelly Allen continued her impressive streak of personal bests in both the weight throw and the shot put, in which she placed second and first, respectively. Her weight throw of 51-5 3/4 extended

the school record by over two feet. Allen then won the shot put with a personal best throw of 41-7. Both of Allen’s throws are three inches or fewer from provisional qualifying marks. Junior Ronke Oyekunle’s shot put effort of 41-1 3/4 earned her a second-place finish, just behind Allen. A day after competing in the 4x400meter relay at BU, junior Dayorsha Collins won the high jump with a jump of 5-4 1/4. She was four inches better than the second-place finisher. Fellow junior Heather Theiss grabbed her third straight win in the pole vault, while senior tri-captain Rosie Xia also got a victory with her jump of 34-03 1/2 in the triple jump. The Jumbos will stay in Boston for the Division III New England Championship next weekend at MIT. It is the most important meet of the year in terms of team scoring, and the Jumbos expect to go all-out. “We always want to win; that’s just the way we think,” Kabongo said. “We are going for the win in a big way.”

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said. “I was surprised about my fitness because I’ve really only been biking for the past two weeks, except for one workout Tuesday. It was a really even split race, and I felt really good.” This was the last weekend to qualify for Div. IIIs and all of the middle distance squad accomplished just that. “As a whole, all of these performances were something that mid-distance knew they were capable of, but it’s great to have them all on one day,” Prescott said. “Somehow, year in and year out, it has all come together at Valentine, and it was really exciting to be there right in the middle of it.” Another big PR of the day came from freshman Liam Cassidy in the 3,000meter run, who crossed the line in a time of 8:34.75, improving 13 seconds from his first 3K of the season. The 4x400 relay also gave a strong performance, finishing in a time of 3:25.82. The foursome consisted of

sophomore Vinnie Lee, juniors Rose and Ben Crastnopol and freshman Clint Porte. Back at Tufts, some big performances came from the field athletes on Saturday. Sophomore Curtis Yancy won the weight throw with a toss of 52-3 1/4, over five feet better than his previous personal record, which was set last weekend at the Tufts Invitational II. Yancy also took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 42-7. Though Tufts had a successful weekend, so did the other top schools of New England, which will force the Jumbos to fight their hardest this Friday and Saturday at Div. III New England Championships. “I think we look good, but compared to some other teams we don’t look as good as we have in previous years,” Haney said. “We’re a strong team, but this weekend guys on other teams had amazing performances, so it will be interesting to see how we do against them at Div. IIIs.”

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Clegg follows up 26 points on Thursday with another 18 on Saturday WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Clegg continued to be everywhere, adding nine more points, a block and a steal in a run that put Tufts up by 18, while Bates managed only one field goal in the next six minutes, completely stifled by the Jumbos’ defense. “Our communication on defense in the first half wasn’t where it needed to be,” Hart said. “We let them get some

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two lead changes. Junior guard Tiffany Kornegay looked unstoppable early in the half, driving to the basket at will for layups and kicking the ball out if the defense collapsed on her. After Kornegay made yet another layup to widen the lead to three points at 46-43, Hart — who had ALL HER CLEGGS IN THE BASKET

Sophomore Collier Clegg, in her first season with the Jumbos, is finally playing like she did last year for Colorado College, where she averaged 14.1 points per game. The Daily takes a look at just how impressive her recent performances have been:

Statistic

First 20 games

Last 2 games

Points Per Game

8.2

22.0

Boards Per Game

3.8

6.0

3-Point FG %

24.1

58.8

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struggled with mobility all afternoon — made a pair of gamechanging plays. Off a turnover she went end-to-end, zigzagging between two defenders before finishing with a reverse layup. Hustling back down the court, she caught Dobish from behind and plucked the ball right out of her grasp, feeding Miller for an easy layup and a 7-point lead — the biggest of the night up to that point for either team. “Everyone 1 through 13 had worked their butt off all game,” said Hart, who was playing in her 100th game for Tufts. “I was just trying to do the same. My shots weren’t falling, so I was trying to do some other things and hustle all I could.” From there, it was all Jumbos.

easy 3s in transition, and that’s not our game. We just turned it around, got back to where we needed to be.” With the game out of hand, coach Carla Berube put Weiner and Nolet on the court one final time before taking Hart and Miller off to a standing ovation from the emotional crowd. While it was the seniors’ night, Clegg and Kornegay stole the show — at least statistically. Clegg finished with 18 points and five rebounds, while Kornegay flirted with a triple-double, ending up with 14 points, 10 boards and six assists. Hart made her presence felt as well, earning nine points and forcing six steals from a turnover-prone Bates side. “We all knew [Clegg] could

shoot; she showed that in preseason, she showed that on her [Colorado College] team last year as a freshman,” Hart said. “We knew she had it in her. Sometimes it takes a little while to get used to the people you are playing with, but she’s hot at the right time, and that’s what we need.” The win was integral to keeping hopes for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament alive for a team that started the week No. 10 in the regional rankings. A victory over the Bobcats may do enough to leapfrog over Bates, which currently resides at No. 7. But even with the small boost from this game, Tufts is going to need to do serious work in the NESCAC Tournament to prove it deserves to make it to the national tournament. That test will start next Saturday, when the squad heads to Williamstown, Mass. for the 4-vs.-5 game against Williams. The Ephs are No. 5 in the region and No. 19 in the country, and will be no easy task for the Jumbos. Tufts, however, knows it can hang with the team, having fallen just short in January thanks to an overtime buzzer-beating tip-in. “We made a lot of mistakes, especially in the first half of that game [against Williams],” Miller said. “For it to still come down to the last second tells me that they are a team that we can definitely beat. We feel confident that we can play with them and we can pull off the upset.” But regardless of what happens next week, the senior class — the most successful in program history — will always have memories of what was a well-deserved sendoff in front of a crowd of friends, family and teammates, both old and new. It is a day that, both for

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Phillips, who was playing in just his seventh game of the season. The Jumbos were also hurt by four penalties, which led to numerous chances for the Huskies. And although Southern Maine only scored one power-play goal, that tally came at the most critical juncture of the game, extending the lead to 4-1 late in the third period.

“We really took it to them in the third, and it showed the amount of character that this team has that we were able to come back.” Dylan Cooper senior quad-captain

“Our penalty-killing has not been good, and we’ve been taking some not very smart penalties,” senior quad-captain forward Dylan Cooper said. “When you take penalties like that you’re just shooting yourself in the foot.” But regardless of the result, Saturday’s game will be remembered more as the final home game in the careers of the team’s seven seniors. Cooper, defender Conor Pieri, quad-captain defender Andy Davis, forward Mike Vitale, forward Zach Diaco, quadcaptain forward Tom Derosa and defender Fredrik Mellgren were all honored before the game, and will look back fondly on four years that included two consecutive runs to the NESCAC tournament, in 2009 and 2010, that both ended with losses to the eventual tournament champion. “We definitely wanted to win the game [against Southern Maine], so that was disappointing,” said Davis, who has registered four goals and four assists on the season. “But on

the other hand, it was nice to have one last game at home with my teammates.” The final tribute to the seniors was made even sweeter by the fact that Tufts had broken its seemingly interminable losing streak the night before with a thrilling 6-5 victory against UNE. After overcoming a 5-3, second-period deficit, Vitale broke a 5-5 deadlock with a goal 4:28 into the third period to give Tufts the victory. “We gave up a couple power-play goals to let them get the 5-3 lead, but once we got to five-on-five, we played much better,” Cooper said. “We really took it to them in the third, and it showed the amount of character that this team has that we were able to come back, especially because there have been so many times this year when we haven’t been able to rally when we’re behind.” The conclusion of the game was just as thrilling as the comeback, as the Nor’easters pulled their goalie and scored with 11 seconds to play. But the goal was disallowed because the net had come off its moorings. “The net was off for almost 30 seconds, so I guess the referees just didn’t notice it,” Davis said. “When the puck went in, it was clear the net was off, so to give the goal would have been the wrong call.” The win, the Jumbos’ first since a 4-3 victory against St. Anselm on Dec. 4, 2010, was marked by several stellar offensive performances. Four Tufts players finished with multiple-point games, including Derosa and junior foward Matt Amico, who each had two assists. Diaco had a pair of goals and freshman forward Nick Pappas scored his first two goals of the season, while Phillips earned his first collegiate victory with 26 saves. The team, now with a record of 5-15-1, will finish its season with two games in Vermont. Tufts will take on St. Michael’s on Friday before closing out the year against Norwich the following day. “We just want to finish strong, play hard and play well,” Davis said. “If we do that, there’s no reason why we can’t end the season with two more wins.”

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Freshman forward Ali Rocchi played a leading role in Tufts’ win over Bates. the victory and the affection, they will not soon forget. “It was great seeing all the alumni I’ve played with throughout the years and people who have been such a big part of my

career here at Tufts, off the court or on it,” Miller said. “Being able to get subbed out and get that recognition at the end of the game, I wouldn’t trade that feeling for anything in the world.”

POWER RANKINGS compiled by the tufts daily

With the conference tournaments starting soon for men’s and women’s basketball soon, Amherst has retained its seat on the throne atop the NESCAC Power Rankings. In the latest results, the Lord Jeffs stayed below the 3.00-point plateau, thanks to a unanimous No. 1 showing in women’s hoops. Middlebury held serve in the second-place spot, while both Williams and Hamilton leap-frogged Bowdoin into third and fourth, respectively. The Polar Bears, undone by a seventh-place showing in men’s basketball, fell to fifth. Meanwhile, Trinity and Bates flopped spots at six and seven, while the bottom four — Colby, Tufts, Conn. College and Wesleyan remained unchanged. With the regular-season slate winding down, the Power Rankings will continue throughout the NESCAC Tournaments, before opening up the spring season with a fresh batch of standings. THIS WEEK

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3.00

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WILLIAMS

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8.00

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2.75

4.50

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TRINITY

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COLBY

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7.00

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TUFTS

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9.00

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The poll was devised as follows: Each voter ranked all NESCAC schools in each sport, and those scores were averaged to create a composite ranking for each sport. The composites were then averaged to determine each school’s overall ranking. Note that Hamilton does not compete in men’s and women’s basketball in the NESCAC, Bates does not compete in men’s and women’s hockey and Tufts does not compete in women’s hockey. This week’s list was determined by polling Amro El-Adle (Amherst Student), Seth Walder (Bowdoin Orient), Mike Flint and Nick Woolf (Conn. College Voice) and Alex Prewitt (Tufts Daily). DESIGN BY STEVEN SMITH/TUFTS DAILY


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Jumbos split squad over weekend, keep momentum strong at BU and Tufts meets BY

CONNOR ROSE

Senior Staff Writer

For the second time this season, the women’s track and field team split its squad, competing at the Valentine Invitational at Boston University on Friday and Tufts Invitational III at home on Saturday. The Valentine Invitational is often a meet at which many athletes are able to give season-best efforts, especially in the running events. Because of the banked track and competition ranging from Div. III to Div. I, the intensity level is usually very high. In addition, athletes are looking to build momentum leading into the championship season. Senior Amy Wilfert highlighted the running events by running a personal-best 17:26.88 in the 5,000-meter. With the bank, her time converts to 17:30.18 for national qualifying purposes, but still leaves her well under the 17:42 provisional standard. She placed 19th overall in the meet and was just six seconds behind the top Division III finisher, Ali Simone of Amherst. “5Ks always feel awful, so it was really hard to tell if I was doing well,” Wilfert said. “I had a really good pack to run with and even after the leaders took off there were still people coming back to me. I was just trying to move up throughout the race and stay close to the front of the pack.” In the triple jump, the Jumbos now have two provisionally qualified athletes. Junior Nakeisha Jones and senior tri-captain Kanku Kabongo both posted jumps that bettered the standard. Jones jumped 37-7 3/4, half a foot better than just two weeks prior, and Kabongo jumped 37-2 1/4. They were fifth and sixth, respectively, out of 32 entrants. In addition to her triple jump, Kabongo was seventh in the long jump with a jump of 16-9 1/4. Jones hasn’t quite hit the form of last season, but teammates expect her to round into shape as the important meets start to get underway. “Nakeisha is a diehard competitor,” Kabongo said, “She came back from being abroad and she has had less time to get into top form. She is really

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Weights are no match for sophomore Kelly Allen, who showed her super strength with a win in the shot put Saturday at the Gantcher Center. working hard doing the right things. Every week she is going to continue to get better. Hopefully by the time nationals comes around she’ll be where she wants to be.” The Jumbos 4x400-meter relay posted a season-best with a time of 3:59.11. Adjusting the time for the bank leaves the relay barely outside

the provisional qualifying standard, but the Jumbos hope that they can hit the standard in the weeks to come. “Nationals is definitely the goal for the 4x4,” Kabongo said. “We had a team set up, but then I made finals in the triple jump so we had to mess see WOMEN’S TRACK, page 12

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD

Jumbos celebrate personal improvements at both of the weekend’s invitationals before Div. III championship BY

LAUREN FLAMENT

Daily Editorial Board

The men’s track and field team had a strong showing this weekend, split between Boston University for the Valentine Invitational and the Gantcher Center for the Tufts Invitational III. The sole men’s event on Friday was the Distance Medley Relay at BU. The squad, which consisted of freshmen Jamie Norton in the 1200-meter leg and Graham Beutler in the 400 and sophomores Jeff Marvel in the 800 and Sam Haney in the 1600 anchor leg, just slipped in under the NCAA provisional qualifier of 10:09. The squad clocked in at a time of 10:05.68 on the banked track, which converts to a 10:08.68. The Jumbos were in the slower of the two heats on Friday, caught in a gap between a lead runner and the main pack, leaving Haney to run his entire leg alone. The time was good enough for the squad to claim 12th overall at the meet. But with five Div. III schools finishing ahead of them at this meet alone — four of which come from New England — their time will likely not be enough to travel to NCAAs. The slowest time that earned the chance to compete last year was 10:03.86. The automatic qualifier for the event is a

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time of 9:59. The squad, however, is optimistic that in the weeks to come they can cut their time down and earn one of the coveted spots.

“As a whole, all of these performances were something that mid-distance knew they were capable of, but it’s great to have them all on one day. Somehow year in and year out it has all come together at Valentine and it was really exciting to be there right in the middle of it.” Jeff Prescott junior

“I think the only goal we’ll have when we run it again is going to Nationals, which will probably take going close to [the automatic qualifier,] which I think is possible, but we’ll all need to have a great race on the same day, which is not easy to do,” Haney said.

Norton, Marvel and Haney returned to BU on Saturday to deliver another set of strong performances. Haney and Norton ran the mile, finishing in 4:17.02 and 4:19.05, respectively. “I could feel the effects of running the day before and I didn’t go quite as fast as I wanted to, but given how I felt, it was a pretty good time,” Haney said. Freshman Brian McLaughlin also had a strong day in the mile, finishing in 4:24.75. Marvel, the only runner to go sub2:00 in the 800 before Saturday’s meet, was one of five Jumbos to do so at BU. Marvel finished in a time of 1:54.94, while junior Connor Rose was just behind with a personal record of 1:54.97. Sophomores Thiago Lima and Adam Brosh broke the two-minute barrier for the first time ever, crossing the line in 1:58.13 and 1:58.59, respectively, while classmate Dan Kirschner was right in the mix as well with a time of 1:58.22. Freshman Bobby McShane and junior Jeff Prescott continued to show the depth of Tufts’ middle-distance squad with strong performances in the 1,000-meter run. McShane finished in a time of 2:32.21, while Prescott, returning from injury, finished in a personal best of 2:35.34. “The race went really well,” Prescott see MEN’S TRACK, page 12

he “instant replay” conversation is the hottest camera-based debate in sports that doesn’t involve Rex Ryan and his wife’s feet. To many, the idea that baseball and soccer still have minimal use of instant replay is as mind-boggling as America’s love for Ke$ha’s music, if that can be called music. While tennis creates full 3-D renderings of its court to see where the ball hit (does anyone know how this is done, by the way?), soccer still can’t just look at a TV monitor. The argument is on the minds of sports fans everywhere — not just for its scope but also its effect on the game. Take these three examples: 1. Oct. 9, 2009: In Game 2 of the Divisional Series between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, Joe Mauer hit a liner up the left-field line that would have been a sure double had it been correctly called fair. Instead, the ball was called foul and, despite still singling later in the at-bat, Mauer was stranded at third as the potential go-ahead run after a pair of singles. The Yankees went on to take the game and sweep the series two nights later. 2. Nov. 8, 2009: In a last-chance playoff for one of the final World Cup spots, France and Ireland were tied in extra time. Thierry Henry set up William Gallas for the game-winning goal, but he controlled the ball with his hand in the process. The handball was not seen, and France moved on to the World Cup — where the squad would subsequently implode — while Ireland was denied what would have been its fourth World Cup berth of all time. 3. Dec. 2, 2010: Qatar was selected over the more deserving bids of the United States and Australia to host the 2022 World Cup (Wait … this has nothing to do with replay and is purely based on the fact that FIFA is a bunch of corrupt, bribe-accepting p*@%#s? My bad.) In each case, the situation could have been remedied quite easily by replay if either sport was open to it. But both Bud Selig and Sepp Blatter — the heads of the respective organizations — continue to live in the past. And honestly, I’m with them. Unlike other sports that have adapted to replay, both soccer and baseball rely on their rich histories, histories that would be corrupted by the further implementation of replay. We’ll start with soccer. What separates association football from the rest of the sports world is its constant flow. There are no TV timeouts; you don’t have to watch the same Bud Light commercial 50 times over the course of a single game. It’s 45 minutes of play, a short break and then another 45 minutes. The negative of stopping the game for video reviews more than outweighs the benefits of adding it. Baseball is a bit more unclear. While some replay already exists, any additions would be a detriment to the culture of the sport. While technology could get you a “perfect” strike zone, figuring out an umpire’s strike zone and framing pitches are both part of the art of the game. Personally, growing up as a catcher, I was taught to frame almost before I learned how to properly block a ball in the dirt. The loss of such bush-league tactics would definitely hurt the game. Of course, both sports have already begun to slowly integrate replay into the game. Soccer is looking into goalline technology that would be used only to see if a ball crossed the plane of the goal, while baseball already can review home runs. While its use will likely continue to spread, it is up to us fans to eventually take a stand. Machines are already taking our jobs; we don’t need them taking our sports, too. Ethan Sturm is a sophomore majoring in biopsychology. He can be reached at Ethan. Sturm@gmail.com.


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Flying high: Tufts wins on Senior Day in second-half turnaround BY

BEN KOCHMAN

Daily Editorial Board

The men’s basketball team has let five halftime leads slip away this season, including conference MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-11, 4-5 NESCAC) at Cousens Gym, Saturday Bates Tufts

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losses to Trinity, Conn. College and Middlebury. But on Saturday in front of the largest crowd at Cousens Gym this season, the Jumbos flipped the script, turning a four-point halftime deficit against Bates into a 66-62 win on Senior Day. “In a lot of games this year, we’ve been ahead and unable to close it out,” junior forward Alex Orchowski said. “But we were able [on Saturday] to come back from a bit of adversity and close out a really good win.” Tufts’ offense dealt with adversity all day long, shooting 38 percent from the field — six percent below its season average — including only 3 of 17 from 3-point range. Yet a monstrous rebounding effort from Orchowski and sophomore forward Scott Anderson allowed the Jumbos second and third chances all afternoon. The battle between two teams that both entered the game at 3-5 in the NESCAC and averaged an identical 69.8 points per game was decided in the trenches. Tufts flexed its muscles in the paint, dwarfing Bates on the glass 52-27. The win clinches the No. 5 spot in the NESCAC Tournament for the Jumbos and a game next week at fourth-seeded Trinity, while Bates

will face third-seeded Amherst in the first round. Anderson led the Jumbos with 16 points, despite a 6-for-21 performance from the field, to go along with his 16 rebounds, including 11 offensive rebounds. “We knew that both teams wanted and were fighting for that fifth spot,” he said. “Our shots weren’t falling, but everyone was crashing the boards. There weren’t a lot of long rebounds that led to fast breaks; it was mostly tipins and putbacks.” Tufts started the game sluggishly and allowed Bates to jump out to seven-point leads twice in the first half. The Bobcats made five of nine 3-pointers in the first 20 minutes and Anderson’s six offensive boards might have been the only reason Tufts was able to stay as close as 32-28 at the half. But the Jumbos ratcheted up the defensive pressure in the second half, energized by a raucous crowd of 500 that included a full-fledged student section. Bates’ open longdistance shots from the first half disappeared and Tufts held Bates senior Brian Ellis — who entered the game fourth in the NESCAC with 17.7 points per game — to only nine points, though classmate Thomas Deegan led all scorers with 18 points. “We played good team defense,” freshman guard Oliver Cohen said. “[Ellis] was our main focus and we kept him in check. But [Deegan] was able to get loose a few times. We have to focus on staying with our man and not taking bad gambles. At this level, everyone’s a good enough shooter to hit open shots.” Coach Bob Sheldon gave a nod to his two seniors, tri-captains Matt Galvin, a guard, and Sam Mason, a forward, by putting them in the starting lineup. Mason had seven

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Junior Alex Orchowski hit the game-winning shot against Bates on Saturday in the Jumbos’ final home game of the season. points in 17 minutes in his final home game, while Galvin played three minutes before giving way to freshman Kwame Firempong, who

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played the bulk of the second half. Two minutes into the second half, a layup by junior guard Amauris Quezada gave Tufts its

first lead of the day, at 35-34. The Jumbos never relinquished that lead, though a Deegan free throw at the four-minute mark tied the game at 55-55. The game went back and forth in the final minutes, until Orchowski put home the winning basket in apt fashion — with an offensive rebound and quick put-in with 1:39 left that sent the crowd into an uproar. “Coach said that he hadn’t felt that kind of energy in Cousens in five years,” Anderson said. “The reason we won this game is because of the fans. We had so many similarities [with Bates] and we really needed the support the whole game.” To keep his players fresh, Sheldon made substitutions at nearly every stoppage down the stretch. Cohen played the most minutes for the Jumbos with 29, and 10 players finished with at least 12. Depth has been one of this team’s strengths all season, after the graduation of all-time leading scorer Jon Pierce (LA ’10) made the Jumbos’ scoring options much less predictable. But fresh legs weren’t enough to close out national No. 7 Middlebury earlier this season, after Tufts was up 13 at the half. Fresh legs weren’t enough to close out Trinity last weekend to help clinch a home playoff game either, resulting in a 66-61 loss. But on Saturday, the Jumbos’ energy shined as Anderson, Orchowski, junior forward James Long and Quezada chased down loose ball after loose ball, limiting the Bobcats’ second chances and extending their own offensive possessions. The result is that the Jumbos will now head to Hartford, Conn. next Saturday for a shot at revenge against the Bantams.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Seniors go off in style with dominant victory over Bates BY

ETHAN STURM

Daily Editorial Board

With posters and banners lining the walls, alumni filling the seats and hundreds of eyes on them, the seniors of the WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (17-5, 5-4 NESCAC) at Cousens Gym, Saturday Bates Tufts ANDREW MORGENTHALER/TUFTS DAILY

Senior Mike Vitale, pictured here in Saturday’s loss to Southern Maine, scored the gamewinner Friday night at home against Univerity of New England.

Finally, losing streak halted at 12 games BY

DAVID MCINTYRE

Daily Editorial Board

After enduring a two-month-long, 12-game losing streak, the ice hockey team split its final two home games of the season this past MEN’S HOCKEY (5-15-1, 4-13 ECAC East) at Malden Forum, Saturday S. Maine 1 2 2 — 5 Tufts 0 0 1 — 1 at Malden Forum, Friday Univ. of N.E 3 2 0 — 5 Tufts 2 2 2— 6

weekend at the Malden Forum. The weekend, in many ways symbolic of the entire season, had its ups — the Jumbos broke their losing streak Friday with a dramatic 6-5 win over the University of New England (UNE) — and its downs, as Tufts was then thrashed by Southern Maine 5-1 on Saturday Saturday’s game was indicative of the problems that have plagued the Jumbos over the past few months, namely, falling behind by too many goals early in games and not having the firepower to return the favor later. Southern Maine got the scoring started just six minutes into the first period, when sophomore forward David Niles blistered a shot past freshman goalie Brian see HOCKEY, page 14

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women’s basketball team took the court at Cousens Gym Saturday for a NESCAC game one final time. “There was definitely extra emotion on the court,” senior co-captain guard Colleen Hart said. “I think everyone stepped it up and it was a fun atmosphere to play in.” And while the group received game balls, flowers and more, the greatest gift may have come from their underclassmen teammates, whose dominant performances sent them off in style with a 67-53 victory over Bates Saturday afternoon. “Yesterday was a huge game for our team and especially our seniors,” sophomore guard Collier Clegg said. “I know how much it meant to them to get a win, and I felt our team was extremely focused throughout the game.” Seniors Hart, guard Vanessa Miller, tri-captain guard Lindsey Weiner and forward Sarah Nolet all started for the Jumbos, and quickly got the offense going. Hart, who has been battling an

ankle injury that has kept her out of six of the last seven games, hit a 3-pointer to open the scoring for Tufts, and Nolet followed it up with a jumper of her own to tie things up, 5-5. But the Jumbos struggled defensively early against the Bobcats, whose large height advantage made life difficult for Tufts. The squad attempted help defense in the post, but Bates seemed to always respond with a perfect outlet pass and a spot-on 3. Junior guard Lauren Dobish was 3-for-4 from beyond the arch in the first half, while the team was an impressive 5-for-7. Not to be outdone, Tufts shot 5-of-8 from distance, led by Clegg. Clegg was coming off a 26-point performance Thursday against Worcester State and looked as though she carried the confidence over to Saturday, hitting a pair of 3s early. Freshman forward Liz Moynihan also got six early points by slashing her way through the Bates defense. The play of the team’s younger players — combined with 15 Bates turnovers — sent the Jumbos into the locker room up a point, 33-32. “When we got to the second half, the seniors looked at each other and said to each other, ‘This is our season on the line; this is our career on the line. It’s 20 minutes for the rest of our season,’” Miller said. The second half picked up right where the first half left off. Both teams were exchanging points, leading to two ties and see WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, page 14


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