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Monday, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

VOLUME LXII, NUMBER 4

Where You Read It First Est. 1980

Fall Ball a success despite lines, scalped ticket sales by

Amelie Hecht

Daily Editorial Board

Despite complications that caused long lines outside of Friday’s Fall Ball, organizers agreed that the event this year was an overall success. Due to construction, students this year entered Fall Ball through the front doors of Cousens Gymnasium, rather than using the front doors of the Gantcher Center like in the past. The new constrained entrance caused a bottleneck, according to Office for Campus Life (OCL) Assistant Director David McGraw. “We estimate that 1500 students showed up between 10:30 and 11:00, which caused a bottleneck that we did our best to keep up with, but it was an unavoidable situation,” McGraw said. Programming Board co-Chair Leo Greenberg said another factor that caused delays was the technology used to scan attendees’ tickets. “The scanner technology wasn’t working quite as efficiently as we would have liked,” Greenberg, a senior, said. As the line of students grew longer, event staff eventually ceased scanning barcodes for the sake of efficiency, according to McGraw. “That was a game-time decision we had to make,” he said. “We were scanning barcodes at the beginning but when we recognized the back-up, we realized rather than sticking to the barcodes it would be better for us to just grab everyone’s ticket.” McGraw said they plan to have more scanners at future events in order to speed up the process of admitting students. “The one correction that we want to make is to make is adding more scanners,” he said. “This is the first time that we have done this, and we learned a lot.” Seventeen people were treated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) and 12 of the 17 were transported to a hospital, according to TEMS Executive Director Kevin

McKay, a senior. Eleven of the 12 hospitalizations were alcohol related. Last year, 10 students were hospitalized. Programming Board and the Office for Campus Life debuted a new online system last week for distributing tickets to the university’s annual fall dance, making all 2,500 tickets available simultaneously last Monday, according to McGraw. Tickets, which were free, were sold out less than 12 hours later, thus creating a black market for tickets. Dozens of students placed ads on TuftsLife, reselling their Fall Ball tickets for upwards of $50. The resale of tickets for $2 over the retail price, however, is illegal in Massachusetts, according to McGraw. “Administrators had a lot of faith in our students and their honor system and to see as many students as we did abuse the fact that this was a free event for monetary gain was very disappointing,” McGraw said. Administrators are considering various means of preventing such activity in the future, he said, including putting strong language on tickets sold in the future and banning the practice in the university’s Code of Conduct. Programming Board plans to continue using the online ticketing system for future events, including the fall concert, Winter Bash, Spring Fling and the four Senior Pub Nights that do not occur during Senior Week, according to Greenberg. He noted that they had identified a few problems with the online ticketing process, including issues for students who did not use their Tufts email addresses to purchase their ticket or failed to complete the online checkout process, which they hope to prevent in the future. Greenberg also said that Programming Board is considering implementing a staggered online ticketing system in the future, which would make a certain number of tickets available each day.

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The Fletcher School announces new partnership with the World Peace Foundation.

WPF joins partnership with Fletcher by

Marie Schow

Daily Editorial Board

The World Peace Foundation this July made The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy its new home, naming Alex de Waal, a world leader in the field of peace studies, its new executive director. The partnership — officially named the World Peace Foundation ( WPF) Program at The Fletcher School — will bring intellectuals with expertise in peace studies to the school, where they will engage Tufts students in applied research and outreach programs, according to Peter Uvin, academic dean of The Fletcher School. WPF has operated under the umbrella of the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government since 1993, but it chose to move to The Fletcher School with the retirement of WPF President Robert

Rotberg. “The core mission statement remains exactly the same: to provide intellectual leadership in the field of peace,” de Waal said. Founded in 1910 by textbook editor Edwin Ginn, the WPF is the oldest foundation in the country to focus on international affairs, according to Uvin. “The foundation is thriving because it is 100 years old. We want to build it up and we hope Fletcher can help us do that,” Phillip Khoury, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the new WPF program, said. The WPF Board of Trustees chose The Fletcher School as its new partner because of the strong historical and emotional link between the two institutions, Uvin said. see FLETCHER, page 4

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs position filled by

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Su McGlone in July assumed the position of director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, a vacancy that the university has struggled to fill permanently for the past two years. The position remained open since February, when former Director Tanya McGinn Paolo left the post abruptly. Coordinator for Orientation and Administration Jamie Engle served as interim director until McGlone’s hire. Before Paolo, a year-long university-wide hiring freeze instituted during the economic crisis left the university unable to hire anyone, during which time Dean of Student Affairs Bruce Reitman served as interim director. McGlone has spent the first month of her time on campus getting acquainted with the campus environment and staff. “Right now, I’m in the informationgathering phase,” said McGlone. “I’ve met with the Student Affairs staff, and I’m starting to meet with some of the student

Musicians performing in Distler Performance Hall on Sunday.

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Inside this issue

Today’s Sections

Fashionistas take on Beantown in Fashion’s Night Out.

Vegetarian delights at new restaurant in Central Square.

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News Features Arts | Living Editorial | Letters

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Op-Ed Comics Sports

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U.S. Department of the Treasury appoints Metcalf to post by

Minyoung Song

Daily Editorial Board

Tufts Professor of Economics and environmental policy expert Gilbert Metcalf on June 1 was tapped as the new head of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s energy office, replacing former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy William Pizer. The role of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy entails piloting the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Environment and Energy, according to Metcalf. “My office supports environmentally friendly and energy-conscious policies. We also focus on the international negotiations over climate finance, including those in support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the development of a Green Climate Fund,” Metcalf said in an email to the Daily. His office also focuses on the development of domestic energy and environmental policy initiatives, he noted. Metcalf expressed enthusiasm for his new role in the U.S. Department of the Treasury. “I am tremendously excited to have the opportunity to serve in the Obama administration in a position that draws on my expertise and interests,” he said. “Not only am I pleased to have the opportunity to serve my country, I truly believe that experiences like this one will make me a better teacher and scholar.” Now on unpaid leave from Tufts, Metcalf expects to return to the university after his term at the department. “I expect to be back in a Tufts classroom in September 2013,” Metcalf said. As a scholar of tax and fiscal policy, Metcalf said that his understanding of both economics and energy issues, as well as his experience working with government officials made him an good candidate for his new position. “I have been actively involved in energy and environmental research for many years,” Metcalf said. “In addition, I have some familiarity with Washington, having testified before

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Professor Metcalf will be leaving the classroom to serve in the Obama administration. congressional committees several times on energy-related matters and worked with many policy experts in Washington.” Department of Economics Chair Enrico Spolaore emphasized that Metcalf ’s new government appointment affirmed the latter’s achievements as an economist. “He’s a very well-known scholar. He’s one of the leading experts in taxation policy and energy,” Spolaore said. Metcalf played an integral role in shaping the Department of Economics during his 17-year tenure at Tufts through research, teaching and service, according to Spolaore. “He’s been a leader within the

department since he arrived at Tufts,” Associate Professor of Economics Thomas Downes, who joined Tufts’ Department of Economics the same year as Metcalf in 1994, said. “While he was chair, we did some extensive revisions particularly with the undergraduate program but we also made substantial changes in the graduate program.” Metcalf added several courses to the department, including the upperlevel course “Economics of Energy Markets.” Metcalf hopes that the work he does in the public sector will bring real meaning to the phrase “active citizenship” for students.

“I hope that by integrating my experiences in government in the curriculum, I can help students see how they too can use their Tufts education to put themselves in the forefront of critical national and international issues,” Metcalf said. Spolaore echoed Metcalf ’s sentiment, noting that Metcalf ’s appointment reflects positively on the Department of Economics. “Professor Metcalf ’s appointment is a very positive sign that our department is playing an active role in policy, especially policy that is connected with research. I think that it is in concert with Tufts’ mission of active citizenship,” Spolaore said.

Visiting the Hill this Week MONDAY “Quilting Memory, Re-wrapping Slavery: Art, Kinship and Historical Consciousness in a Georgia Community” Details: Anthropologist and author Mark Auslander will discuss how a memory quilt produced for the descendents of an enslaved woman in Georgia illustrates race and power struggles in today’s American South. When and Where: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Aidekman Arts Center, Koppelman Gallery Sponsors: Departments of Anthropology, History, Religion, Sociology, American

Studies, Art and Art History, and the Africa in the New World program TUESDAY “Ellery Schempp at the Supreme Court” Details: Tufts alum (1962) famous for his involvement in the expulsion of school prayer from American public school will share his experience with the American Civil Liberties Union as a high school student. When and Where: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Cabot Intercultural Center Sponsors: Tufts Freethought Society

WEDNESDAY “The Robustness of Authoritarianism Reconsidered: Lessons of the Arab Spring” Details: Eva Bellin, Professor of Arab Politics at Brandeis University will discuss political developments following the uprisings of spring 2011 in the Middle East. When and Where: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Room 702, Cabot Intercultural Center Sponsors: Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, International Relations Program, Department of Political Science

THURSDAY “Rising Waters: Why Arts & Humanities Matter” Details: English professor Elizabeth Ammons will explore the issue of activism and the role of the human story in the achieving environmental justice. Lunch will be provided. When and Where: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.; Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center Sponsors: Tufts Institute for the Environment, Department of Environmental Studies —compiled by Kathryn Olson

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NEWS & features

CAFE’s numbers remain low in third year by

Margaret Young

Daily Editorial Board

Being the new kid on the block can be tough. Ask any freshman and they’ll tell you the same, but few groups on campus feel the sentiment as acutely as Conversations, Action, Faith, and Education (CAFE), the three-yearold pre-orientation program that was founded to encourage interfaith dialogue and experiences among new students. The program’s organizers hoped it would catch on after its numbers grew between its first and second years from five to nine participants. This summer, however, the number of first year students that participated in CAFE dropped to six, leaving the program’s organizers to deliberate about

the optimal size and structure of a pre-orientation program whose peers have consistently seen yields in the hundreds. Amid changes to the pre-orientation process that placed all five programs under the supervision of the Undergraduate Orientation Office, CAFE was the only program to shrink. According to CAFE’s coordinators, the program’s low numbers during its first years might be because of its emphasis on interfaith discussion. “A lot of it has to do with the profile of the incoming class,” co-Coordinator Elliott McCarthy, a senior, said. “It’s a very self-selecting group since a lot of people are uncomfortable with this sort of dialogue.” While students groups tend to grow over time, CAFE leaders and coor-

dinators say they view any impetus towards expansion with mixed feelings. CAFE leader, junior Duncan MacLaury said the program’s format is ideally organized for a small group of students. The precedent of small group discussions would need to be reformatted if the program grew, he said. “It’s built around mainly dialogue among leaders, coordinators, and freshmen in the Interfaith Center,” MacLaury, said. “[There is an] emphasis on learning about other faiths and beliefs in an atmosphere that was very open to dialogue and questions.” This dialogue is made possible by virtue of the small number of participants, McCarthy said. see CAFE, page 4

Street Smarts: Tufts’ Sartorial Scene Ever notice the Jumbos on campus who put more thought into their wardrobes than matching their gym shorts to their Orientation T-Shirt? We have, and some of their sartorial styles really caught our eye. These ladies all showed off a vintage flair with bold pairings of patterns and textures characteristic of thrift-store style! Check out some of these fabulous first-day-of-classes looks that were sure to impress.

Compiled and photos by Justin McCallum

“There’s a lot of hipster fashion on campus, then a lot of people who make their own choices. I like seeing that: People don’t care as much ‘what’s in.’ That’s what I like about Tufts.” — Laura Lasko, sophomore

“My style is whatever I can find in a thrift store or Forever 21 for cheap. There’s this place by Davis, Artifaktori, that has a lot of cool vintage and reclaimed clothes and accessories.” — Mara Lemesany, freshman

“I like men’s things and women’s things and flowers and messing with the gender binary.” — Lexi Sasanow, junior

See Jumbo Slice at blogs.tuftsdaily.com for the full shoot.

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Courtesy Rebeccah Marrero

CAFE, the interfaith pre-orientation program, saw smaller numbers this year amid uncertainty within its organizers about an appropriate size.


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leaders to get a feel for the campus.” McGlone aims to promote a stronger sense of community within the Tufts fraternities and sororities. “The Greek population has a strong feeling of community, and I think that strength of that community can trickle out into the larger Tufts community, or even the greater Boston community,” McGlone said. McGlone claimed that while the lack of a permanent director was challenging for the university, it may have resulted in making the Greek organizations more self-sufficient. “Students may not be used to having this kind of oversight to hold them accountable, but they may already be used to doing some things on their own,” said McGlone. “I’d love to see a self-governing entity, with everyone holding each other accountable, and holding each other to high standards.” McGlone has no plans to add to the history of instability in her position. “This is my dream job. I have no plans for leaving any time soon,” McGlone said. “This is exactly what I set out to do after college and this is exactly the job that I want.” McGlone last worked at Clemson University, where student involvement in Greek life is more prevalent, she said. She is looking forward to transitioning to working in New England, which she describes as a unique environment for Greek life. “Greek life in the Northeast is definitely different than other parts of the country,” said McGlone. “What I think is so wonderful is that people don’t come to a school like Tufts knowing that they

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Su McGlone has assumed the position as director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, a position the university has struggled to fill permanently for the past two years. want to join a fraternity or sorority ... a senior, said. “It’s been difficult the help to build connections within and but usually, they end up loving their past couple years, but it seems like she beyond the Tufts Greek life community. “She is a wonderful addition to the is excited and committed to stay.” Greek experience.” The members of the Greek com- “She is amazing,” Panhellenic Council Student Affairs team and will make a munity who have begun to work with President Gianna Wilkie, a senior, said. wonderful adviser to and advocate for McGlone are generally enthusiastic “She brings a lot of experience and the fraternity and sorority community,” enthusiasm to the position, and I look Engle said in an email. “I hope Su will about her appointment. “In general, the Greek community is forward to working with her throughout work with the chapters to continue to build a strong sense of community very excited to have a new start,” Inter- this upcoming year.” Greek Council President Eric Swanson, Engle anticipates that McGlone will among Greek chapters.”

Peace studies expert de Waal to lead new partnership FLETCHER

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“At Fletcher, they found there was a lot of intellectual capital on war and peace,” Uvin noted. “In my heart as chairman, I always thought if we could make the right connections with Tufts it would make the most sense,” Khoury said. According to Uvin, WPF first contacted The Fletcher School in March 2010, and the two organizations settled on an agreeable contract in April 2011. WPF will maintain a separate foundation with its own endowment. However, all of its resources will be devoted to the program managed by The

Fletcher School. De Waal and other WPF staff will be considered Fletcher faculty, and many will teach graduate classes at The Fletcher School. This semester, de Waal will be a guest lecturer for several classes. Uvin expressed confidence in de Waal’s ability to form a successful partnership between the WPF and The Fletcher School. “We hired somebody who is a world leader in this field, and that means I am trusting him to lead,” he said. “De Waal is an absolute first-class scholar.” Since completing his Ph.D. at Oxford in 1988 on Darfur,

De Waal has devoted most of his life to peace studies and conflict resolution in northeast Africa. De Waal was a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and he worked as part of a mediation team for the African Union in the Darfur peace agreement of 2008. Most recently, de Waal worked as the program director of the Social Science Research Foundation in New York City, while continuing his work with the African Union in Sudan and Ethiopia. De Waal and Uvin noted the program will offer students new research and networking opportunities in the field

of peace and justice studies, including a number of seminars tackling the issues of peace, security and justice building. “The biggest thing in the immediate is that it brings new researchers to the school,” Uvin said. Research initiatives under the new WPF program will include a partnership with the London School of Economics on justice and security in fragile states, as well as a project that will tackle the topic of how genocides end. “This will be an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to work with leading experts,” de Waal said. De Waal hopes to continue

Interfaith pre-orientation program debates expansion CAFE

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“We prefer our group to be small and don’t see it getting extraordinarily large,” he said. “If you have a group that’s too large it takes away from the essence of the program,” he said. University Chaplain David O’Leary agreed that growth would not necessarily improve the program. “If you expand too much, then you can’t have the small group discussions. You lose that level of intimacy and sharing. It’ll be a unique problem to have if we encounter that,” O’Leary said. While large-scale expansion is not on the docket at least for the coming years, MacLaury admitted that there is room in the program for more interest given the unexpectedly small yield this year. “We want to keep growing, but dialogue is always better between smaller groups of people dialogues with 30 people is hard,” he said. “This year we were hoping for 10 to 15 so we could have whole-group dialogues, and then also break up into [smaller] groups,” he said. Co-Coordinator McCarthy’s longterm hopes for the program include a moderate increase in size. “Next year I would love to get to 10

[students]; in five years maybe 20; in 10 years, 40,” he said. Another consequence of the of the program’s small size is that it has been unable to achieve financial solvency thus far. The Office of the University Chaplain, O’Leary explained, plays a significant role in funding the program “What is charged nowhere close to covers the expenses, and if the students are on financial aid, then they pay even less,” he said. “The fee for CAFE nowhere covers the expense... that’s where my office comes in.” CAFE originally existed as an extension of an on-campus interfaith initiative called Tufts Pathways, whose funding for programming during the school year came from a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In addition to general interfaith dialogue, the program worked specifically to foster discussions between Jewish and Muslim students as a reaction to elevated conflict in Israel as well as antiIslamic sentiment following the Sept. 11 attacks. The grant expired before the start of the 2008-2009 school year, and the group opted not to reapply, according to McCarthy. “We chose not to reapply but to create a student group which would

be more sustainable and accountable, and also not rely on the government,” he said. “[ We] shifted from an official large-scale event to more of a student group seeking knowledge and to improve interfaith relations on campus.”

“If you expand too much, then you can’t have the small group discussions. You lose that level of intimacy and sharing. It’ll be a unique problem to have if we encounter that.” David O’Leary University Chaplain

As part of the CAFE pre-orientation, participants visited a number of local religious venues, including the Christian Science Center in Boston, a Saint Anthony’s Feast celebration in the North End, a Catholic mass, a mosque in Roxbury, and Buddhist center in Medford. At each of these sites, students had the opportunity to

his mediation support work in Africa, and he will involve WPF in his efforts. WPF will work with African leaders to create the Lake Tana Security Form, which will discuss high-level security issues facing Africa, he said. De Waal sees the WPF’s partnership with The Fletcher School as an opportunity to expand the foundation’s work to match the needs of the 21st century and to work on creative long-term solutions to some of the world’s most devastating conflicts. “Fletcher is such a good fit because Fletcher is also developing the next generation of leaders,” he said.

engage in discussion with various religious leaders. “[CAFE] encourages new ways of thinking for the freshmen,” MacLaury said. “It’s also enriching and growing for the leaders. We also go out to the communities and see these different practices and then come back and talk about it.” “I definitely gained a much better understanding of other people’s faiths and more of a respect for where other people are coming from in their faiths,” freshman CAFE participant Edward Lowe said of the excursions. “I think meeting with those people and interacting with them was the biggest lesson for me.” CAFE doesn’t exclusively exist as a pre-Orientation it will continue to host dialogues, work on community service projects centering on interfaith issues and organize events. Additionally, this year CAFE will collaborate with a new student organization called the Interfaith Social Action Group, which aims to bring different student religious groups together to work on community service projects and social action initiatives, according to O’Leary. “CAFE couldn’t manage all of the ‘Action’ in CAFE,” O’Leary said, referring to the ‘A’ in the name’s acronym. “There was a small group of students who want to do more.”


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Models show off this year’s latest fashions at Fashion’s Night Out Boston.

Fashion’s Night Out Boston 2011 takes style to the streets by

Charissa Ng

Daily Editorial Board

“Walk, walk, fashion baby.” From New York to L.A., Paris to Milan, fashionistas around the world were out on the streets in style as they celebrated Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) on Sept. 8. FNO is the one

time of year where stores stay open late for a night of shopping, champagne and giveaways. FNO was created in 2009 by American “Vogue,” the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York to boost industry sales, revitalize consumer confidence in the falter-

ing economy and kick off the famed New York Fashion Week. In short, FNO is Carrie Bradshaw’s dream come true. Unlike New York or L.A., where droves of Manolo-clad, Chanel-toting trendy shoppers flock to FNO till the clock strikes 12, the second annual FNO Boston along Newbury Street was a much more low-key

Restaurant Review

Healthy food, fun theme make Veggie Galaxy a worthy addition to Boston’s vegetarian fare by

Melissa MacEwen

Imagine if a 1950s diner somehow became… healthy. Now imagine if this diner Daily Editorial Board

Veggie Galaxy

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Gallery Review

MFA hosts photography exhibit depicting Cuban life by

William Owen

Contributing Writer

Since Fidel Castro’s rise to power during the 1960s, Cuba has retained an allure in many American minds as a

Violet Isle: A Photographic Portrait of Cuba At the MFA, through Jan. 16, 2012 Museum of Fine Arts Boston 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 617-267-9300

450 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 Near Central Station $$ burst onto the culinary scene with a vegan bakery, homemade bread and a menu comprised entirely of vegetarian diner fare. Sound too good to be true? Veggie Galaxy recently opened in Central Square and is already creating quite a buzz. The restaurant — Veggie Planet’s sister restaurant — is a completely vegetarian diner with a large selection of vegan options, as well as dishes that can be requested as vegan. Their frappes, for example, are made with soy ice cream, and any cheese on the menu can be substituted with housemade vegan cheese. As a vegetarian, I couldn’t resist the draw of a strictly vegetarian restaurant in the Boston area and ventured

event, lasting from 6 to 10 p.m. Based on the mix of puzzled and amused faces in the crowd, it was evident that most people walking around were curious passersby who just happened upon the affair while strolling through the neighborhood.

My frappe arrived relatively quickly. Like a traditional milkshake, it was served in a tall glass with a stainless steel tumbler holding the extra liquid. Interestingly, this was one of the smoothest milkshakes I have ever tasted. The frappe melted in my mouth, and had a rich, silky flavor. It didn’t taste exactly like chocolate syrup,

forbidden destination. Havana in particular has garnered a reputation as a city of sinister romance and exotic culture. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (MFA) exhibit, “Violet Isle: A Photographic Portrait of Cuba,” boasts true-to-life works by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb that dramatically trump Hollywood’s unrealistic portrayals of Cuban life. “Violet Isle” is the couple’s first collaborative work, and both artists’ unique styles blend to form a cohesive exhibit. From 1993 to 2008, the Webbs took 11 trips to Cuba. Alex Webb’s work mostly reflects upon the complex relationship between people and nature, while Rebecca Norris Webb presents colorsaturated images of animals in daily life. The scope of their works is not limited to Cuba; they have photographed different locations across the globe, including the Amazon, Istanbul and Mexico.

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Veggie Galaxy brings new vegetarian and vegan options to Central Square. to Vegan Galaxy only three days after its grand opening on Sept. 5. Walking into the restaurant, I immediately noticed that with its vinyl seats, retro green fabric patterns and booths-fortwo, Veggie Galaxy has fully embraced its diner theme. Though the venue isn’t particularly large, the seating is arranged so everything feels intimate, but never crowded.

After a few minutes of menu surfing, I settled on a chocolate malted frappe ($5.50) and a Harvard Square-style mushroom chickpea burger with a side of red cabbage slaw ($9.95). Let me start by saying I have had more than my fair share of veggie burgers. At their best, veggie patties can be moist, flavorful and hearty. At their worst, they can taste like particleboard.


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Fall album releases offer something for every listener by

Matthew Welch

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Music fans have a lot to look forward to this autumn: September alone is seeing releases from several industry giants. Whether it’s standard rock fare or the most daring avant-garde experiments, this coming season is primed to keep the most demanding musical tastes satisfied. Renowned artists ranging from metal/funk fusionists Primus to electronic pop rockers Neon Indian will be releasing new material to hungry fans. Some of the most promising material arriving this season is from up-and-coming acts like Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent. Clark, who got her start in The Polyphonic Spree. She didn’t rise to prominence until her second solo album, “Actor” (2009), received glowing praise from reviewers ranging from Pitchfork Music to the notoriously implacable Robert Christgau. Her penchant for lush textures, straightforward beats, and direct pop melodies makes her an instantly likable addition to the alternative scene. St. Vincent’s latest album, “Strange Mercy,” will come out on Sept. 13. For those with a taste for harder rock, progressive metal icons Dream Theater will be releasing a new album, “A Dramatic Turn of Events,” on the same day. This album is a bit of a gamble for the group since their legendary drummer, Mike Portnoy, left the group last September. Portnoy’s virtuosic blend of melodic and aggressive drumming styles gave Dream Theater one of the most compelling rhythm sections in contemporary music. It is unclear how the band’s new drummer, Mike

Manginini, will alter Dream Theater’s sound in their new album, but it’s hard to imagine them playing anything but the most rhythmically complex rock around. For listeners who want to hearken back to their middle school days, blink-182 will be releasing a new album on Sept. 27. The first album produced after their reformation in 2009, “Neighborhoods” promises another romp through addictive guitar hooks and delightfully sophomoric lyrics. Blink-182 has been honing their music since a tour in 2009, and the upcoming “Neighborhoods” is one of this month’s most anticipated releases. Legions of Wilco fans are dying to listen to the group’s latest album, “The Whole Love,” which will also be released on Sept. 27. The band released a single from the album, “I Might,” at their music festival over the summer. “I Might” is a deliciously catchy, undeniably fun track that mixes a guttural, abrasive bass line with Jeff Tweedy’s insouciant vocals and Nels Cline’s snarling guitar commentary. This new album promises to be another win for Wilco, who has released streams of critically acclaimed albums since the release of their magnum opus, “Yankee Foxtrot Hotel” (2002). Looking farther down the line, Björk’s “Biophilia” will be released in its entirety on Oct. 11. This new outing from one of today’s most challenging artists is a strange combination of conventional composition and radical experimentalism. Björk has been creating the songs for the album using everything from iPads to advanced electronic devices that were created specifically for the album. One such instrument channels the Earth’s rotations

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Fans and critics alike have set a high bar for Wilco’s new album. into a harp, while another transfers the electric emissions of a Tesla coil into audio. “Biophilia” has been released in bits and pieces as iPad and iPhone apps. The gem “Chrystalline” is a perfect example. The track opens with strangely melodic percussion and concludes with a startling percussion breakdown that

would make any intelligent dance music fan go crazy with delight. Coldplay, arguably the world’s pleasantest alternative rock band, will be releasing the quirkily named “Mylo Xyloto” on Oct. 24. Their latest promises to be another melodic, pseudo sentimental album that keeps fans everywhere

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But every city’s got its trendsetters. Nicole Oppedisano, a freshman at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, came to Newbury just for FNO. “I’m going to be a fashion major, so I’m really enjoying FNO. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Oppedisano said. “I think it’s good because fashion is usually just looked at by most people, but not given much attention. It’s exciting how many people came out here tonight, looking around and browsing.” FNO Boston 2011 was a success for both shoppers and retailers alike, as the store discounts, cocktails and live music flowed easy. Copley Place feted FNO with a series of high-end fashion shows, giving everyday shoppers the chance to be in the front row as they watched the latest trends from Neiman Marcus and designers like Jimmy Choo come down the runway. In addition to traditional giveaways, some stores got creative when it came to celebrating FNO. Tiffany & Co. had two statuesque models striking poses at the storefront’s entrance, while Sunglass Hut used the event as an excuse to hire a wannabe-Pauly D with impeccably gelled hair and sunglasses to dance hilariously to techno beats in the window. The Goorin Brothers Hat Shop was one of the more eventful participants, luring crowds with a speakeasy vibe and a live DJ. Shoppers grabbed hats off the shelf before heading to the bar for their poison of choice. FNO Boston also revealed fashion in unexpected places, such as the local favorite Stephanie’s on Newbury passed out Grey Goose specialty cocktails to diners. Meanwhile, Sabatino & Co. drizzled its silky balsamic vinegar cream and infused olive oils over slices of grandma pizza, proving that trendiness goes beyond just clothes and handbags. One of the big FNO hotspots was, of course, the fashion-forward Marc by Marc

satisfied. The single “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” gives a sneak peak into the album’s sound. Coldplay trademarks like reverbed-out wails from Chris Martin and joyful power chord breakdowns characterize the new track, which barely strays from Coldplay’s signature sound.

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Models pose at the entrance for Tiffany & Co. on Newbury Street. Jacobs. The retailer went all out by transforming the store with a carnival theme of clowns, complete with red and blue balloons. Groups of girls swarmed inside to snag free tote bags and snack on Haribo gummy bears as they perused through the racks that, in a perfect world, would be their own personal closets. The fashion industry is often perceived as catering to an elite circle of magazine editors, runway models and chic celebrities willing to break the bank for a few pieces of strategically placed chiffon. FNO dispelled that myth by making fashion more accessible to the general public. In fact, many of the stores along Newbury

that cater to wealthy Bostonians were, for the first time, greeting college students who were welcomed to look around without the usual pressure of arched eyebrows from sales reps. “I’m from the Boston area, and I go to Newbury a lot, but I really don’t go to the more high-end boutiques,” Lauren Libby, a sophomore at Harvard University, said. “This event has encouraged me to venture in. I feel less discouraged from entering the stores.” As this event continues to grow with the addition of more retailers every year, FNO Boston is a fun night of fashion without the frills.

but it was still delicious. As I sipped my frappe in soybeaninfused bliss, I had an excellent view of my burger’s preparation and things looked promising: I saw the cooks hand-shaping the patties before placing them gingerly on a griddle, while house-made buns toasted nearby. When my burger arrived it was framed by a yummy-looking heap of red cabbage slaw and some baby arugula. I went in for the kill, and realized that the top side of the burger hadn’t been cooked at all. The patty was a sodden heap of lukewarm mushroom-andchickpea mush topped with the sweet corn mash. I had at least expected to receive a fully cooked meal for dinner. I was more impressed by the pairing of the burger with the sides. There was just enough difference between my burger’s red cabbage jicama topping and its red cabbage slaw side for the two to work well together. The cabbage had been mixed with capers and carrots, and its tanginess perfectly complemented the sweet corn on the burger. Although it seemed a bit out of place, the side of lightly dressed baby arugula was also prepared well. Overall, I was pleased enough with my experience at Veggie Galaxy to justify my trip to Central Square. Yes, failing to fully cook my burger was a large oversight, but it’s likely this mistake was a result of the restaurant’s extreme newness. I was able to order a fast, healthy meal for less than $16, and I’d be willing to bet this will become a popular college hangout in a matter of weeks.


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The title of the exhibit draws on Rebecca Norris Webb’s interest in poetry: The name “Violet Isle” was inspired by the poem “Violet Island” (2004), written by Cuban poet Reina María Rodriguez. The poem addresses Cuba’s deep international isolation, which has penetrated the mentality of the island in all areas of life. Alex Webb’s “Havana” (2002) is an immediately eye-catching image. In the photograph, a man and boy laugh explosively as the man holds the boy upsidedown by his legs. Their joy is juxtaposed with the harshness of the background, which is dominated by dark, ominous

skies and the decaying columns of an old concrete building.Though the photograph is strong alone, it also seems to capture the contradictory nature of Cuba that has fascinated the Webbs. Rebecca Norris Webb’s “Baracoa” (2008) is a fascinating portrait of two leashed Siamese cats. Green cacti frame the cats, whose long faces bear solemn expressions. In the back right corner of the photograph, a woman’s silhouette points at the cats from a window; her figure is just barely visible through collapsed shutters. The image is eerie: The cat’s leashes do not appear to lead anywhere, and their grave expressions seem to mark them as messengers of a bad omen.

Conflicts of youth and age are addressed in Alex Webb’s “Havana” (2001). The photograph depicts a packed bus whose grime-covered exterior is in desperate need of a fresh coat of red paint. Inside the bus, two women sit looking straight ahead with little girls on their laps. Both women look preoccupied, but one little girl stares straight at the camera with serene, sleepy eyes, unfazed by the chaos of the crowded bus. Behind her stands an old woman with a weathered face, who seems to smirk down at the young girl’s youthful hope. Rebecca Norris Webb’s “Havana” (2008) is a close-up profile of a rooster. The image is extremely rich in color, featuring deep oranges, reds and dark

browns. This rooster’s tailfeathers and neck frame another rooster in the background, which faces the camera. As a result, the photograph looks like a bizarre peep show. The rooster in the background has its wings spread for flight, and its featherless legs are in full view — legs that look strangely and uncomfortably human. For those hoping to get a glimpse of Cuba behind the Hollywood façade, the “Violet Isle” exhibit is well worth a visit. The Webbs’ photographs expertly depicts the contradictions that arise in aspects of everyday Cuban life. Hopefully, the couple will continue to collaborate on projects that integrate both of their unique styles.


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For incoming freshmen, Fall Ball is a Tufts rite of passage. The event has the potential to be a blast, but there’s just one problem: actually getting into the venue. The execution of Fall Ball has changed in recent years, with each new iteration fixing previous problems while presenting new ones. After the 2008 event was marked by overcrowding and raucous behavior, the Tufts Community Union Senate capped attendance at 2,500 students. However, this resulted in long lines at the campus center. The move to an online ticketing system was meant to alleviate the lines, but work still needs to be done to make Fall Ball all that it can be. Because of construction, attendees were funneled through a single doorway in Cousens Gym and had to exit the same way. While maintaining a single entrance

addresses security concerns, it also created a massive human traffic jam outside of the doors. Contributing to this was the fact that event staff did not have enough ticket scanners to scan people in effectively. But before students could even line up outside the doors, they first had to get tickets. While students were notified via email that tickets would be available online, incoming freshmen are bombarded with information and this notice could easily have been lost in the Orientation shuffle. When tickets sold out, many students turned to high-priced scalped tickets of questionable legality. Freshmen, who felt the most pressure not to miss Fall Ball, were probably the most likely to purchase tickets for amounts normally reserved for sporting events. TuftsLife was filled with announcements made by students trying to sell their

free tickets for up to $100. While it’s not ideal that attendance be capped at Fall Ball, a few changes can make next year’s event the one that organizers have been striving to create for the past three years. Better advertising to students about ticketing is a necessity. Also, because freshmen likely value attending Fall Ball more than other students, perhaps they should be given a head start on getting tickets online. Hopefully, the completion of construction of the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center will create a better entrance for next year. In addition, organizers have already said they plan to use more ticket scanners at future events. They’ve shown the desire to correct past mistakes, so maybe next year’s Fall Ball can finally live up to its promise.

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You know that uncomfortable moment when you first meet someone, and in an attempt to sound interesting all you can think to ask is “So, what’s your major?” I hate that question. Mostly I hate it because of the reaction I get. As soon as the word “English” leaves my mouth, it brings about a repulsive reaction. It can only be described as the noise a child makes when vegetables are placed in front of him. The second word — “education” — brings an even worse noise that sounds something like a garbage disposal and pterodactyl making love. We all know the stereotypes surrounding every major but, if you look at them honestly, you’ll find that all of them have value in our society. Each major is difficult in its own way. If they weren’t, it wouldn’t be necessary to have a college degree to have a job in that field. Certain majors are not any less important because their books cost less, their jobs

pay less or because they don’t have to write 20-page lab reports. English majors may not spend hours in a lab, but we can read a 200page book in three hours max. A lot of science and math students undervalue the influence of a piece of literature. The Bible has created more change in the world than any other book to date. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, “The Communist Manifesto,” Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” (1963), Edward Gibbon’s “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” and Isaac Newton’s “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy” all had a large influence on cultural development as well. Equality of all majors is based on the fact that the world cannot function without each one. Our engineers cannot be educated without teachers. Our country cannot run without political scientists or economists; and without meteorologists, we wouldn’t know that Hurricane Irene was heading our way. A narrower focus reveals that each field of study is dependent on other disciplines.

Take, for example, my major. An English major cannot fully understand a reading if he or she does not understand the historical context. Sure, one can read and comprehend “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959), but the cultural influence far outweighs the meaning of the text itself. The cultural influence of a work is something that could only be understood if researched by the reader. This type of research crosses into the realm of a history major. This same merge of majors happens when chemistry and math mix to understand the periodic table of elements. Even English and engineering can mesh in the form of technical writing. Students would not be complete in their knowledge without their major being influenced by another area of study. This is exactly why each major is required to take general education classes. The thing I’m asking you to remember, fellow students, is the next time someone tells you about what you deem to be a “worthless” major, remember this article; remember that all majors are created equal.

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Corrections The Sept. 6 article “Tufts launches Trunk to replace Blackboard” incorrectly stated that the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy will replace its current system, Angel, and use Trunk instead, in the spring of 2012. The Friedman School will in fact replace its current system in the fall of 2012. The Sept. 8 article “Fall Ball tickets sell out quickly with new online ticketing system” incorrectly stated that Programming Board will continue to use the same online ticketing system as used for Fall Ball for the Senior Pub Nights that occur during Senior Week. Programming Board will in fact use the online ticketing system exclusively for the four Senior Pub Nights that do not occur during Senior Week. In the Sept. 8 op-ed “When the world’s problems bring you down, help your community,” it was mistakenly written that all three writers — Shonak Patel, Nathan Rothstein and Andrew Varley — all graduated from Tufts. In fact, Varley was the only Tufts graduate.

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Reflections on Fall Ball by

Bruce Reitman

The beginning of the new school year means that those of you in the Class of 2015 must begin to think about not only what you want to be, but also who you want to be. For our returning students, it provides an opportunity to reflect on your previous years and to make adjustments both in your coursework and also in your decisions about your life in the community. For most of you, this is a fine-tuning process; pushing yourself to pursue something you have wanted to try and maybe finding the willpower to avoid something that has caused you concern. For new students, this is inevitably a time for experimentation. This was the first big social weekend of the year. It seems to me that the experimentation didn’t go so well for too many new students, and that there are some things for all of us to reflect upon.

On Friday evening, 11 students required transportation to emergency rooms due to intoxication, mostly from Fall Ball at the Gantcher Center. Most of these were first-year students. I am glad to say that none suffered permanent physical harm, although it was a close call for some. However, I am not so sure that none suffered permanent reputational harm. The image and memory of someone puking his or her guts out before making it to the bathroom, and then being carried off by the paramedics, is slow to fade. If you are one of these students — or one of the many others whose condition Tufts Emergency Medical Services and the ambulance crews had to assess — I am thankful that you are physically okay. But how much of that was just luck? Intoxication results in death for hundreds of students across the country every year. If you are one of those who

provided or kept pouring the alcohol for these students, you are lucky, too. How would you feel today, and forever, if you had contributed to another student’s death? So as long as I’m lecturing, let me raise something else about which the community should reflect. Tickets for Fall Ball were free. But all sorts of reports are circulating of students selling their tickets to others for as much as 100 dollars. What’s that all about? Do the values in our community include taking advantage of others in this way? Everyone pays the Student Activity Fee that provides the funding for co-curricular events, but venues obviously have varying capacities — so not everyone is going to be able to get into each and every concert, lecture or dance. I hope our community values don’t now include trying to obtain a ticket just to make a profit by selling or re-selling it to

someone else. That seems pretty crass. We have never needed a school policy about this, but it appears we do now, so I will be asking the Committee on Student Life to ban scalping as part of the Code of Conduct. You should know, by the way, that under Massachusetts law it is illegal to resell a ticket for more than two dollars above its face value unless you are a licensed ticket agency. And may I say again, the tickets for Fall Ball were free. Please do spend some time thinking about what kind of person you want to be and how you want to be seen by others. You should take care of yourself. And you should also take care of others. That’s always been a strong value in the Tufts community. Bruce Reitman is the Dean of Student Affairs.

For Love of the Game by

Arvind Krishnamurthy

“Clear the mechanism,” says a weary Billy Chapel for the last time in his illustrious 19-year career. Suddenly, he no longer hears the grinding of the D Train that rumbles through the Bronx, nor the thundering echoes of the 56,000 New Yorkers that populated Yankee Stadium on that historic September night. Chapel was chasing perfection. For the final time, the tall, slender 40-year-old grips the fastball that had brought him within reach of baseball’s most prized pinnacle. He records the final out of the game and for the first time in its history, the Cathedral in the Bronx falls silent. Billy Chapel had just pitched a perfect game. “For Love of the Game” (1999) is a film about Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner), a veteran pitcher on the Detroit Tigers who is nearing the end of his successful, hall of fame career. While pitching, Chapel reminisces about his career and his troubled relationship with the love of his life, Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston). Unwittingly, he throws a perfect game, tying a ribbon on his baseball legacy. In general, the emphasis on Chapel’s relationship with Jane detracts from

the film’s real moral about life’s most prized fruit, passion. With the fall semester at Tufts just beginning, and the end of baseball season approaching, discussing the importance of passion in success becomes relevant. Just like passion can help a baseball team win the World Series, it also can be very valuable for us students. Finding a passion can help us find a career that we love and success in all our endeavors. In “For Love of the Game,” Chapel’s passion was baseball. And it was passion alone that helped him to overcome the obstacles in his career and earn him a spot on baseball’s pedestal of excellence. In one instance, Chapel injures himself by cutting his right hand with a saw. When doctors say his injury is one that will end his tenure on the Tigers, Chapel proves that not even a career-threatening injury can prevent him from playing the game he has loved and cherished for his entire life. Fighting against the doubts of his trainer and team management, Billy makes a remarkable recovery. Passion is what makes dreams become reality. For us, as we begin the dreadful search for summer internships and post-graduation plans, we can learn a little something from Billy

Chapel. Instead of fretting and worrying about the poor job market or that looming organic chemistry midterm, we should use the college process to find our passion. Just as Billy found his in the game of baseball, discovering our passion and acting upon it brings purpose to our lives, and at times, can change the world. What does this mean? Well to answer that I’d like to introduce you to Steve Ells, the CEO of Chipotle. Ells’ dream of opening a restaurant that paid heed to animal rights was realized in 1993 when he opened the first Chipotle Mexican Grill. Chipotle was founded on the principles of humane treatment of animals and environmental sustainability in their restaurant design. These principles make up the core of Chipotle’s catchphrase, “food with integrity”. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ells said, “One of the pivotal moments for me was realizing that our ‘food with integrity’ approach at Chipotle was satisfying my passion.” Steve Ells let his passion carry him. When he created the first restaurant, Ells never thought it would take off. However, massive amounts of people responded to his passion and led to Chipotle’s incredible growth. His

passion resulted in the formation of a new kind of restaurant and a name known by every college student across America. Now Chipotle stands as a pioneer in fast-casual dining and one of the fastest growing equities in the stock market. Like Ells, satisfying our passions can carry us along the road of success. His passion transformed Chipotle from a small eatery in Denver, Colorado into a rapidly expanding fast-casual empire. The point is, finding our passion can take us a long way. I firmly believe that the search for our passion is what the college process, and life in general, is all about. Every student here at Tufts has unbelievable opportunities to expose themselves to new things and to explore. Make the most of what this place has to offer. Discover your passion and pursue it. So, years down the road, when you stand center stage in life’s baseball diamond, will you be able to feed off that passion that led Billy Chapel to pitch a perfect game, or will you cave and drop the most important game of your life? Arvind Krishnamurthy is a junior majoring in quantitative economics.

Why comparative studies matter: a perspective on Sept. 11 by

Derek Haddad

A curious thing happened while I was ordering a book for my Classics class, “Latin, Greek, and Arabic.” When I order books online, I tend to look at the reviews. This particular book, “Greek Thought, Arabic Culture,” focuses on the medieval period when Islamic Arabs in Baghdad translated countless books on science and technology from the ancient Greeks; this knowledge then spread to medieval Europe, which sparked the Renaissance. The book, however, received some extremely negative reviews not because it had been written poorly or inaccurately, but because the author had made some controversial comments at the outset of the Iraq War several years ago. In fact, it is important to note that the two worst reviews of this book were written in 2004, a time when anti-Islamic emotions reached a pinnacle.

At a time when the mainstream media was profiting off the tensions between “Islamic East” and “Christian West,” it was not very popular to go around informing everyone that Arabs and Americans share the same cultural heritage — a heritage that should be preserved, not destroyed. To be precise, India, the Middle East, Europe and America all share common cultural and linguistic ancestors. This is not based on wishful thinking or liberal propaganda, but on historical, archaeological and literary evidence. Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the roots of the English alphabet were all created in the Middle East. While it may be easier and comforting to view Arabs as completely different creatures, similar to Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” (1915), no one should be personally attacked online by cowards and fools for any reason. Of course, most people who make personal attacks online have little reason

or common sense. Unfortunately, there is so much that a person cannot say or suggest in the mainstream media without being labeled and attacked from left and right. That is the biggest flaw of putting democracy and free speech as the highest virtues: When right and wrong become a matter of who speaks first and loudest, then religion and ethics become obsolete. Then again, people have a way of conveniently forgetting about their religion or morals when it suits them to commit horrific and malevolent acts (that goes for people of all religions). Moreover, this instance of scholarship being attacked online for no reason begs the question: can anyone — be it in the media, politics or just online — can any one of us allow ignorant, baseless remarks to go unchecked? Or is it a moral duty to fend off ignorance and raise the level of debate? It is heartening, and also curious, that more people

in the last two years have defended the book I am reading, posting much more positive reviews online. Between globalization and the rise of the internet, it has become clear that education cannot be restricted to the classroom, nor to Northern Europe and America. Everyone should strive to learn and keep an open mind, for as long as one lives. It is still a big world out there, full of information and stories we do not yet know. For college students today, there is a heavy burden to get a degree for the main purpose of acquiring a decent job later on. Still, it is just as important to keep in mind that college is about inquiring after, exploring and examining the myriad of intellectual avenues available. They are all connected, anyway. Derek Haddad is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Classics.

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Jumbos go deep in draw with Panthers

Tufts uses full bench to hold off Middlebury by

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Jumbos score late, tie against Middlebury by

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izers in order to preserve a 2-2 draw in the Jumbos’ season- and conference-opener at Kraft Field. In light of injuries to starting sophomore forwards Maeve Stewart and Sophie Wojtasinski, as well as senior midfielder Alix Michael, junior midfielder Alyssa Von Puttkammer and a group of first and second-year forwards and defenders stepped up to seal the tie. Junior midfielder Jenna Castellot and sophomore back Blair Brady teamed up with freshman defender Catharine Greer and forward Emma Husted-Sherman to show off the Jumbos’ depth at both ends of the field. Coach Martha Whiting’s squad started off strong and kept the pressure on for the duration of the game. In the 12th minute, Husted-Sherman knocked the ball to senior forward Jamie Love-Nichols, who planted a shot into the top-left corner as the Jumbos drew first blood. “We came out extremely hard and we were obviously very excited for the game, and I think the best 15 minutes for us were the first 15 minutes,” senior co-captain midfielder Lauren O’Connor said. “We came out with a lot of passion and we were looking to set the tone and score early on. We actually kind of got a little over-excited and frazzled after the goal going towards

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and made more of them. “We definitely have a plan for after we score or are scored upon to go so hard for the next five minutes so it’s really indicative of our game to maintain control when we’re scored upon,” O’Connor said. “There’s not much you can do other than just put it behind you and regain momentum. It was unfortunate that we gave up two goals off corners, but those are easy things to fix because we’re young in the back and it was just a lack of organization off set pieces.” During the second half, Tufts overcame both an injury to O’Connor, who later reentered the game, and the Panthers’ threatening advances. In the final minutes, both sides fired dangerously close shots to no avail, and as the clock ticked down, the

ties — only for them to watch them slip away. The Jumbos came into Saturday’s season opener looking to shed that label, and they did. Trailing No. 12 Middlebury 1-0 in the 79th minute, Tufts finally broke through the Panthers’ defense and salvaged a 1-1 tie against the defending conference champs at Kraft Field. The goal came following a blocked shot from freshman midfielder Gus Santos, who received plenty of attention from the defense in his first collegiate action. After bouncing through heavy traffic in front of the goal, the ball ended up at the feet of sophomore forward Jono Edelman, who snuck it past Middlebury senior goalkeeper Tim Cahill for the lone Tufts tally of the game. “Gus drew two or three defenders, so when the ball got to me, I was all alone,” Edelman said. “I took a touch to myself and was able to finish it.” Edelman’s goal was the first of his collegiate career and marked the first time

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Tufts sweeps Brandeis Invitational

Freshmen impress as Jumbos dominate Emmanuel, RIC and Haverford by

David McIntyre

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swered questions, most notably about the performance of eight first-years, who make up more than half the roster. But by the time Saturday was over, the Jumbos had shrugged off the doubts emphatically, sweeping the weekend’s threegame slate with victories over Emmanuel, Rhode Island College (RIC) and Haverford. The Jumbos looked especially impressive Saturday with a pair of straight set wins. Against Haverford, the defending Centennial Conference

regular-season champions, Tufts’ success came from its defense. Five different players posted double-digit digs, totaling 68 as a team. That tenacious defense, coupled with a game-high 15 kills from freshman Kelly Brennan, proved too much for the Fords to handle, with Tufts rolling 25-19, 25-22, 25-21. “The most impressive thing this weekend was our energy, so even when we fell behind, we finished every game strongly,” senior tri-captain Cara Spieler said. “In every game we were down at some point, but we all stayed positive and confident and kept playing together, which led to our comebacks.” The RIC victory was even more convincing; Tufts never allowed more than 16 points in a set while controlling the pace of the play. Brennan again led the way with 13 kills, and Spieler added 12 thanks to junior setter Kendall Lord, who finished with 38 assists. Senior tri-captain Audrey Kuan, who is also the Executive Online Editor of the Daily, added 19 digs in a confident, all-around performance from Tufts. “I think we got stronger with each set that we played,” Lord said. “After we got the jitters out in the first set against Emmanuel, every set we played better and better until the last one against Haverford, which was definitely our best.”

Brennan’s contributions were especially notable given the loss this year of hitter Caitlin Updike (LA ’11), who was named an AVCA AllAmerican Honorable Mention last season. If the freshmen continue to step up, the team feels it will have no problem replacing the lost offensive production. “Kelly was amazing, one of the best hitters that I’ve ever played with or seen,” Spieler said. “She’s just got such a great attitude on the court, has so much energy and also has some of the best touch of any hitter on the team.” Brennan credited her teammates for her success on the opening weekend. “The level of competition was great, but at the same time nothing would be happening without the juniors and seniors we have out there,” Brennan said. “I think with so many new players, the chemistry we have is just amazing, and this week in practice we can work on the little things to get even better.” The Jumbos will likely have an intimidating attacking presence for years to come with seven freshmen above 5-foot10 and four taller than 6 feet. The numbers also offer the team needed depth, as injuries and fatigue will invariably set see VOLLEYBALL, page 14

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Football

Notebook: Quarterback competition heating up Lamothe, Falk and Rinciari named captains by

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The race to replace Anthony Fucillo (LA ’11) has begun, and it’s neck-and-neck between two Johns. Senior Johnny Lindquist and junior John Dodds are in a heated competition for the football team’s starting quarterback position, and, with the season-opener at Hamilton less than two weeks away, neither has distanced himself from the other. “They’re two guys who see opportunity, they have a good relationship with each other, and the competition is great,” interim head coach Jay Civetti said. “It’s a great opportunity for everybody. No one’s named the starting quarterback; no one has a starting position yet. Everyone’s just out there working together.” Dodds currently has the most collegiate game-time experience, appearing in five games last season. His best outing came against Amherst on Oct. 30, 2010, when Tufts smashed numerous NESCAC and New England passing records in a 70-49 loss. The 6-foot-2 Dodds took over for Fucillo — the program’s single-season passing leader — and went 11-for-16 with 93 yards and a 15-yard touchdown to then-freshman John Sobo. Lindquist, meanwhile, has only attempted one pass in his Tufts career, but has looked solid in preseason action thus far. During an intrasquad scrimmage at the Ellis Oval on Saturday afternoon, Lindquist marched down the field on one particularly impressive sequence, going 5-for-6 and setting up a one-yard scoring plunge from sophomore Ryan Pollack. “For two guys who haven’t played a lot of snaps in college

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Tufts football in a recent practice. football, their poise has been great,” Civetti said. “They make some great throws. I think they manage the game well. Today was a good opportunity for them both to be tested.” Civetti will name the starter after Friday’s scrimmage at home against Bowdoin, in which he said Dodds and Lindquist will receive equal playing time. “He’s making me better, I’m making him better, and it’s making the team better,” Dodds said. “I think it gives the team a little confidence. God forbid if me or Johnny goes down, we’ve got another guy who’s ready to step in.” Putting on the hard hats Due to injuries and other

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in during the long season. “I think all of the freshmen played a role this weekend, and everyone did a wonderful job,” Lord said. “None of the freshmen are playing like freshmen, and we know that they can all step up to get the job done.” “There were times when we had four freshmen on the court at one time, and you couldn’t tell at all,” Spieler added. The new infusion of height and talent was on full display in Friday’s fourset victory over Emmanuel College. Unlike the two games on Saturday, the Jumbos stumbled out of the gate, losing a closely fought first set 25-23. From there, Tufts rallied, and with more than half the team’s kills coming from the freshman trio of Brennan, Isabel Kuhel and Hayley Hopper, Tufts looked in control as they took the next three sets 25-16, 25-10, 25-17. The three definitive victories will be confidence boosters heading into next weekend, when the Jumbos will travel to Conn. College for a pair of NESCAC games against Hamilton and Williams—teams that have 4-0 and 6-2 records, respectively. “I’m excited for this season, because this team has so much potential,” Lord said. “We definitely had a great weekend, and were going to take that with us heading into the conference games.”

undisclosed issues, the Jumbos’ offensive line scrimmaged on Saturday with just seven of its 15 players available. The seven combined for 83 plays. Just like the quarterback battle, heavy repetitions among underclassmen should facilitate competition down the road. Then again, the offensive line hasn’t shown any signs of needing a competitive jumpstart. The linemen wear white construction hardhats to and from practice each day, only exchanging them for helmets once practice begins. The reason for the unusual headgear? “We’re going to work every day,” senior tackle David Lloyd said. “You want to go out and

see somebody who works hard, you go see the construction workers at the gym, they work all day, every day. We walk on the field, and it’s work, 24/7.” Kenyon coming on strong Nick Kenyon tore his right ACL in high school. Then he tore his left one in college. Now, after more than a few injury setbacks, the junior tight end is back on the field. “I think Nick has opportunity, and I think he’s worked hard at it,” Civetti said. “It’s good to have a 6-foot-5, 248plus pound tight end who can run like a wide receiver. Nick’s just like everyone else. [Senior tight end] Pat Cassidy had a couple great catches too and does a great job. The more guys

can contribute, the better we can be.” Streaking down the middle during Saturday’s scrimmage, Kenyon, wearing a brace to protect his left knee, repeatedly used his size to snare passes out of the air, well out of the reach of the Jumbos’ secondary. “I’m giving the quarterbacks a big target,” Kenyon said. “I always tell them just to keep it up high for me and I’ll make the catch for them.” Quick hits Linebacker Nick Falk, guard Luke Lamothe and linebacker J.T. Rinciari, all seniors, were elected the Jumbos’ tri-captains on Friday. Falk was second on the team with 66 tackles and two interceptions last season as a defensive back and is an ROTC cadet. Rinciari finished last year with 26 tackles, including one for a loss, and a pick, while Lamothe has been a staple on the offensive line throughout his time at Tufts. Friday’s scrimmage against Bowdoin, according to Civetti, isn’t being treated any differently just because another NESCAC opponent is in town. “Bowdoin — that’s just another practice in our mindset,” Civetti said. “Our focus is on September 24th with Hamilton. That’s our mission going forward.” The Jumbos are no longer using the high-rise hydraulic lifts that stationed assistants filming practices. The change coincides with the death of Notre Dame junior Declan Sullivan, who was killed on Oct. 28, 2010 when the video tower from which he was filming a Fighting Irish practice fell over from heavy wind. Tufts now operates with thin, extendable cameras which peer over the field and can be manned from a screen located on the ground.

Games of the Week looking back (Sept. 10) | Field Hockey drops heartbreaker to middlebury In the marquee game of the early fall at Tufts, two top-ten teams battled in a rematch of last year’s NCAA tournament second-round meeting — a 3-2 defeat that ended the Jumbos’ 2010 campaign. The No. 10 Panthers marched onto Bello Field confidently and came out of a tense first half with the No. 6 Jumbos still scoreless. But the goals came quickly and often in the second half, with Tufts junior Kelsey Perkins opening the scoring just two and a half minutes in. Less than 10 minutes later, Middlebury’s response came in the form of a goal from junior Lauren Green, and an unassisted effort from freshman Madeleine Despins put the Panthers up with just under 14 minutes to play. The Jumbos nearly ran out of time, but, with 1.3 seconds left, freshman Brittany Norfleet bailed Tufts out with a goal assisted by junior Lia Sagerman. Tufts came out looking like the stronger side in the first overtime period, but despite a 7-4 shot advantage could not find a way past the Panthers’ senior goalie, Becca Shaw. The second period was a different story, as Middlebury ran circles around a tired Jumbos side, outshooting them 12-0 but accomplishing nothing for its efforts. The game was to be decided by penalty strokes. The Panthers left nothing to chance, putting away all three of their attempts. Meanwhile, Tufts was denied three consecutive times, losing its opening game for the first time since 2003.

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looking ahead (Sept. 17) | Soccer Fans the Fire against Wesleyan

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When both the men’s and women’s soccer teams take on Wesleyan this Saturday, it will be more than a soccer game. It will be an event. The doubleheader marks the debut of the Fan the Fire initiative, which will combine sports, school spirit and active citizenship. Students at the game will be welcome to free food and T-shirts, handed out by none other than University President Anthony Monaco himself. They also will have a chance to sign up for a halftime penalty kick shoot-out, with the winner taking home a pair of midfield tickets to the Patriots’ game against the Dolphins on Dec. 24 at Gillette Stadium. There will also be a tent set up for Team IMPACT, which helped facilitate the women’s squad’s adoption of Joli Vega, an 8-year-old who lost an eye to retinoblastoma and has become a full member of the squad. Of course, there is still soccer to be played, and both Jumbos sides should be favored at home against the Cardinals. The women drew Wesleyan in 2010, while the men notched their first NESCAC victory of the season. Both Cardinals teams took home victories over the Bowdoin Polar Bears this past Saturday.


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No. 6 field hockey falls to No. 10 Middlebury in penalty strokes Hard-fought battle ends in disappointment as Jumbos lose season-opener by

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Two things were not lacking in Saturday’s NESCAC field hockey battle between the No. 6 Jumbos and No. 10 Middlebury Panthers: talent and drama. FIELD HOCKEY (0-1 NESCAC, 0-1 OVERALL) Bello Field, Saturday Tufts Middlebury

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The game began with a scoreless first half with both teams looking hungry, skilled and very evenly matched. After the half, it took Tufts just two minutes and 37 seconds to break the seal on the season, as junior midfielderturned-forward Kelsey Perkins deflected a feed from senior defender Sarah Cannon into the top of the net after junior midfielder Lia Sagerman earned a penalty corner. However, that was the first and only time Tufts could capitalize on its corner plays and, with an advantage in the category of 18-8, was arguably their downfall. Middlebury junior Lauren Greer answered the goal less than 10 minutes later, and with that strike, the Panthers took a firm hold on the game’s momentum. They beat senior goalkeeper Marianna Zak one more time to go up 2-1 with 13:44 to play. Tufts was visibly down, but refused to give up. The Jumbos screamed their catchphrase, “two minutes,” trying to remind each other that most goals in any sport are scored within two minutes of the final whistle, while the crowd urged them to pick their heads up. Though the defense stood strong, the offense couldn’t connect, and, as time wound down, Middlebury coach Katharine DeLorenzo called a time out to undoubtedly tell the Panthers to stall. Their excited cheer as the huddle broke, however, only seemed to ignite the Jumbos with a desire to come back that had been absent for not only the last 20 minutes of the game, but also in seasons past. Tufts wasn’t going to allow Middlebury to

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game moved to overtime. “We always try to come out with a lot of heart and when they scored their goals we just knew we needed to prove that much more that we wanted the game,” Von Puttkammer said. “It wasn’t ideal for them to keep getting goals off of corner-kicks, but I think we kept up the pressure each time, showing that we had one more goal that we had to get instead of just another to top it off.” In the extra period, Tufts senior defender Laney Siegner narrowly missed a header into an empty net, instead slamming the crossbar. “In overtime I think we did a really good job of not panicking and staying calm and composed,” Von Puttkammer said. “We took offensive opportunities and stopped their opportunities. It would’ve been awesome to score a goal but we just couldn’t do it.” Though Tufts outshot Middlebury 12 to 10, the teams remained locked at two as time expired, giving each a point for their efforts in the opener. “A tie isn’t the result we were hoping for but I think it bodes well overall for our future,” O’Connor said. “With some key players out we still put up a pretty good result and I think we were the better team. We had people playing in different positions and for the first time so we’re only going to get better in time and once we’re at full strength I don’t know that there’s much that will be able to stop us.”

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Junior Kelsey Perkins in Saturday’s game against Middlebury. dribble into a corner, and even as the front we are lucky to have the depth to fill the void,” line attacked, it seemed the Panthers had Zak said. “After 80-plus minutes all of us were expected the Jumbos to lie down and accept starting to feel the fatigue, but we got a lot of their fate. The final seconds ticked off the people in and out and were able to hold on… clock as the ball bobbled on the goal line in seven on seven is so physically demanding.” front of a horizontal senior goalie Becca Shaw. Middlebury was reinvigorated by the exit Sagerman found an opening to freshman for- of Griffith, who had been orchestrating much ward Brittany Norfleet, who batted it behind of Tufts’ offense from the midfield for most of Shaw as Middlebury stared in disbelief. The the game. The Panthers then took over in the second overtime. game was going to overtime. “We focus on retaining composure after a The Jumbos’ seven-man system is an infagoal,” Zak said. “We did a good job of staying mously risky one with the team heavily relying in it until the end. We never gave up and we on senior co-captain defender Taylor Dyer and Zak to thwart any man-up attacks, and were able to capitalize.” The first extra minutes showed that Tufts almost too many times, Middlebury tested the formation late in the game. As the Panthers had taken back the momentum. The Jumbos earned four corners and seven racked up four corners and 12 shots in the shots, and Zak was forced to make only one second overtime, Zak and Dyer stood strong. save in the first overtime. But on arguably the In a two-on-one with the dangerous Greer, most promising offensive drive of the extra Zak made what would’ve been the play of the period, senior co-captain Lindsay Griffith game had the tying goal not come in such went down with a debilitating calf injury at exciting fashion. Greer charged the goal at full the top of the circle. The Jumbos didn’t lack the speed and as Zak slid to meet her, it looked depth to fill the void, but it became all too clear as if she had dived too early. But, Zak swiped that early-season fatigue was starting to set in the ball from Greer’s stick as she crashed to the ground. If saves counted as points, Zak team-wide. “We adapted well with a lot of subbing and would’ve won the game right there.

And later, Dyer would’ve won it in the post position. On three of Middlebury’s late corners, shots blew past Zak only to meet Dyer’s stick and carom away from danger. But only goals count as points, and the buzzer sounded on an exhausted group of women deadlocked at 2-2. “It fires me up knowing that my coaches and my teammates trust me and the defense,” Zak said. “We knew we could get the job done and it feels good to know our overtime play gives the offense man-up opportunities.” Penalty strokes began with Dyer rocketing one into the post. Greer answered with a perfect take, and her next two teammates followed suit, while Shaw saved Tufts’ next two attempts. It was a truly anticlimactic and inappropriate ending to an instant NESCAC classic. There are worse ways to lose than in penalty strokes to another top 10 team. Tufts was able to identify its own weaknesses while receiving inspiring individual performances. It was clear confusion on the ever-changing forward line that prohibited the Jumbos from finding a groove, and fitness came into play late as more and more substitutions became a necessary evil. Then, there are those 17 scoreless corners. “We all worked really well together,” sophomore midfielder Emily Cannon said. “We were able to find each other and connect with passes. We were able to find where everyone works well together and that’s something we will continue to work on. We’re going to keep improving on all different aspects of the game, including the things we’re already good at.” And while there are always a lot of mistakes to point to after a season opener, the Jumbos retain the team-wide confidence that is vital for a championship run. On Tuesday, Tufts will welcome Babson for a non-league match, which will hopefully help the team rebound from its heartbreak. “We’re just looking forward to playing hard and playing our game,” Cannon said. “We’re not going to dwell too much.” “Babson is always a strong team,” Zak said. “We’ve always had a close game with them in the past so we want to get out there and make a statement.”

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the Jumbos have scored against Middlebury since 2006. The 1-1 tie also broke Tufts’ streak of 12 consecutive losses to the Panthers, dating back to 2002. “We know we were playing a top team in the league,” second-year coach Josh Shapiro said. “They do everything the right way, and they’re a program that you want to measure yourself by.” Although neither team looked particularly strong offensively in the first half, Middlebury created more chances early on, testing senior goalkeeper Alan Bernstein from the beginning of the match. Bernstein, however, was up to the challenge, stopping a hard shot in the sixth minute with a diving save to his right and cleaning up a botched clearance by the Jumbos defense eight minutes later. A tri-captain, Bernstein led a Tufts back line that Shapiro praised for its consistency throughout the match. “We didn’t concede many goals last season, and I don’t think we will this year either,” Shapiro said. “The back four communicated well and looked sharp all game.” The Jumbos’ best chance in the first half came in the 41st minute, when freshman forward Maxime Hoppenot couldn’t get control of the ball on a breakaway that would’ve left him one-on-one with Cahill. In the 35th minute, junior midfielder John Lewis had a shooting opportunity in front of the goal but missed high. Both teams were able to create chances at the beginning of the second half, but neither could score until Middlebury sophomore forward Sam Peisch put one

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Michael Walker in Saturday’s game into an empty net after collecting a rebound off of Bernstein in the 72nd minute. The assist was credited to Peisch’s high-school teammate and fellow sophomore forward Josh Lyvers. Down 1-0 to one of the nation’s top teams, Tufts responded with the equalizer just five minutes later. The team’s increased depth and talent, especially at attacking positions, added to the Jumbos’ belief that they could come back against the Panthers. “Last year we would give up a goal and weren’t able to get one back, so I feel like we’re going to have a better year now that we know we have a more established attack,” junior tri-captain defender Pat Bauer said. The Jumbos’ offensive play only intensified after Edelman’s goal. In the 85th minute, Cahill made an impressive diving save to deny Tufts junior defender Michael

against Middlebury Walker, who fired a shot from inside the box. The rebound fell to Hoppenot, but Cahill recovered to make a second save and help send the game into overtime. Just like they had for most of the second half, Tufts looked like the better team in the extra session. The Jumbos’ most promising opportunities came from the left wing, where Bauer and Santos routinely connected to put pressure on the Panthers’ defenders. After a slow start, Santos’s play improved dramatically as the game wore on. “Gus adjusted really well and was playing much more efficiently in the second half,” Edelman said. “He started going at people and making plays.” While it took each freshman some time to adjust to the pace and physicality of NESCAC soccer, Bauer commended the entire group’s effort and continued

improvement. “I thought they were a little nervous at the beginning, but they got so much better as the game went on,” he said. Shapiro echoed Bauer’s praise for the first-years, two of whom were in the starting lineup. Defender Sam Williams and Santos started at center back and left wing, respectively. Shapiro also brought on five other freshmen as substitutes. The Jumbos will play their first non-conference match on Wednesday at Plymouth State, and will return home on Saturday for NESCAC action against Wesleyan. While Tufts is happy to get a good result against Middlebury, the squad is far from complacent. “It needs to be a weekly progression to get where we want to be,” Shapiro said. “And we know we have plenty of work to do.”


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