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University overhauls student code of conduct by Daniel Nelson and Charlie Driver Executive News Editor and News Editor

Content warning: This article discusses sexual misconduct. The Dean of Student Affairs Office announced a series of changes to the student code of conduct in an Aug. 31 email sent to the Tufts community. The updates — which impact drug and alcohol amnesty, campus demonstration procedures and hazing, among other policies — are the most significant changes the school has made to the code of conduct in at least 15 years, according to Director of Community Standards Kevin Kraft. They were developed through a seven-month-long collaboration between Student Affairs staff and the Committee on Student Life (CSL), according to the email. Kraft, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, and CSL Faculty Co-Chairs Andrew Ramsburg and Jamie Kirsch co-signed the email. The email indicates that the new code sets a high standard for student conduct in and around campus. “Our expectations are rigorous because our shared purpose compels us to act with integrity, self-discipline, and respect for ourselves and others,” the email reads. Jared Pence, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of English who said he served as a temporary additional graduate student representative on CSL, described a highly collaborative revision process for the code of conduct in an email statement to the Daily. He said that the committee was interested in hearing students’ thoughts and feedback directly, and its members appeared to take their perspectives to heart. “[The committee] seemed far more interested in making sure students could get help than in exacting punishment,” Pence wrote. CSL served a purely advisory role in the code’s revision process, according to both Pence and Professor of Physics Roger Tobin, who served as a faculty member on the committee. Tobin told the Daily in an email that the final policy was ultimately determined by the Dean of Student Affairs Office. In spite of this, Tobin said that CSL’s feedback was critical in the revision process. “Many changes, small and large, were made as a result of CSL input,” Tobin wrote. “Our comments and suggestions were almost always incorporated into the final document.” Gatherings, demonstrations and protests Students can expect to face new administrative expectations around the

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Director of Community Standards Kevin Kraft poses for a portrait in the Campus Center on Feb. 27. organization of campus demonstrations. The new code of conduct stipulates that campus gatherings with an expected attendance of over 25 individuals must register with the Office of Campus Life (OCL) and receive approval in order to be held. Kraft explained that the guidelines are in place solely for logistical and safety concerns. He noted that no gathering will be approved or rejected because of their stated content, message or purpose. Rather, the registration process will be entirely “content-neutral.” “OCL [doesn’t] do a content analysis by asking questions like ‘is this event a good idea, does Tufts want to support this kind of event, is this a good use of money?’” Kraft said. “[Those are] not the questions that event registration is about.” By working with OCL on the logistics of large gatherings, Kraft indicated that students will achieve a more streamlined demonstration staging overall. He noted that last year an unregistered march up the Hill obstructed traffic and required Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers and OCL staff to block traffic themselves in the interest of demonstrators’ safety.

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Registering in advance could alleviate this issue, according to Kraft. “If you’re having a big event and you want to march in the street, then [OCL] will help you arrange it with the city so the street can be closed and you can walk down there,” Kraft said. Groups staging a demonstration must seek that approval at least five days in advance, according to the code. But Kraft acknowledged that the review period is flexible; students can expedite the process if their demonstration occurs spontaneously. “Sometimes things do come up, that people want to demonstrate about or have activism about,” Kraft said. “We wanted to make sure we had an avenue for people to do that.” Kraft reiterated that the review process is not meant to restrict campus protests. “You’re never as a result of the event registration process told you can’t do this event,” Kraft said. “It’s only about what logistics you need to put in place to do it.” Both the Tufts Housing League and Tufts Labor Coalition told the Daily that they would each be reviewing the updated campus gatherings policy in the coming days and have no comment at this time.

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Drugs and alcohol policies The updates to the code of conduct also include a reorganization and expansion of the university’s existing amnesty policies. According to Kraft, the new policy shields students from judicial punishment in all intoxication cases that result in a medical emergency, regardless of the drug. Kraft explained that this change was meant to encourage students to act in their peers’ best health interests, without fear of repercussions for their own participation or intoxication. One significant change is the administration’s process for students who repeatedly required drug and alcohol-related medical treatment. In the past, students faced an escalating, tiered response system that culminated with a required medical or administrative leave of absence after three incidents. The new code does not contain explicit language or a response guideline for university administrators to follow, as the old code did. Kraft said that this move towards individual responses was intentional.   “We wanted to consider people’s individual circumstances and make

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continued from page 1 sure that the best treatment and education for them was tailored to what their situation was,” Kraft said. “We found over time [with the old policy] that the best indicator of what someone needs is often not how many situations they’ve been involved in numerically, but rather the degree of the significance of the situation of the potential substance abuse or dependence that might be involved in their situation.” Hazing As part of the update to the code, the university’s policy on hazing has been expanded upon. The state law against hazing, included in full in the code, has not been updated; rather, the revision seeks to incorporate new local and national research on hazing. The biggest change to the hazing policy is in the way it treats people who may not commit hazing, but witness it taking place. The previous policy made no mention of witnesses to hazing being implicated in punishment, with the wording of the university’s definition of hazing highlighting the intentionality of the act. This was despite the fact that Massachusetts law requires witnesses to hazing to report the act. The new policy addresses the previous code’s omission, stating that “apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing are not neutral acts and constitute hazing.” Whistleblower protections are also included in the policy to ensure that students feel secure reporting their peers for violations, according to Kraft. The code signals that any retaliation or threat of action against someone who reports hazing or participates in an investigation is strictly prohibited. Kraft explained that the policy seeks to fight against the secretive nature of hazing. He added that even though many people may be there to witness hazing, people feel uncomfortable reporting it. This may in part be attributed to the consumption of alcohol and other prohibited substances that frequently accompanies hazing,

Kraft said. He noted that the updated code of conduct seeks to remedy this through Amnesty Through Responsible Action policy, which can also apply in cases where a student reports a crime or serious violation of the code, including acts of hazing, even though they may have been under the influence of alcohol or prohibited substances at the time of the incident. “The big change is to expand amnesty so people feel more like there’s no barrier [to reporting] in even more situations,” Kraft said. Kraft noted that one of the steps the university took to evaluate the policy was joining the Hazing Prevention Consortium, which contributed research that shaped the new and broad definition of hazing in the code. When asked if the code of conduct changes were a direct result of the widespread hazing investigations and sanctions against Greek life organizations on campus, Kraft acknowledged that they played a role, but were not the driving force. “Our review of [the code] certainly was informed by the fact that we had had so many hazing cases recently,” Kraft said. “But on the other hand I think these changes would have happened without all that stuff, because we were doing an intensive policy review regardless.” Public nudity One of the new categories in the updated code of conduct concerns public nudity. Kraft explained that its inclusion seeks to provide a more nuanced definition of public nudity. Previously, all acts of public nudity would have triggered the university’s Sexual Misconduct Adjudication Process as acts of indecent exposure, regardless of whether they were sexual in nature or were performed without consent. Separating public nudity from indecent exposure will make sure that cases that do not constitute sexual misconduct are evaluated and acted on by the proper body, according to Kraft. “Either way you come out, there’s still going to be a consequence for

that behavior. If you in fact did it, the consequence would be appropriately targeted and tailored to the behavior that happened,” Kraft said. Like many other changes in the code, the addition of the category of public nudity is the university’s attempt to maximize reporting of infringements and ensure fair punishments — in this case, by making sure the charge of sexual misconduct is used less freely. “One of the advantages of this policy change is that now we have this process which doesn’t require you to report it as sexual misconduct,” Kraft said. “The label of indecent exposure [or] sexual misconduct, is something that hangs over people a lot, and so I think sometimes that makes people hesitant to report situations.” Student conduct resolution procedure According to Kraft, the revised code will usher in a disciplinary system that is more holistic. “We want you to learn something from that decision to do something wrong and from the consequences of it, so that you’re better off,” Kraft said. “The typical sanctions now, instead of being consequence-related things, are going to be education-related things.” The code now includes a section on the rights that both accusing and accused parties are entitled to during the Student Conduct Resolution Procedure (SCRP). The policies revolve around each party’s right to see all evidence and participate in any hearings. Kraft explained that the SCRP now also processes student organizations in the same way it processes students. “We didn’t really see why we would want to give more or different options to people or organizations based on their status,” he said. “If the behavior was the same, we want your options to be the same and the policies to be the same.” The email announcing the revisions explains that the community will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the now-published code in a session on Sept. 17 at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room.

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The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room for the first time in the 2018-2019 academic year to elect the new parliamentarian and new chair for the Services Committee and to vote on the proposed changes on the Treasury Procedures Manual (TPM).  The meeting began with a closed session for internal elections, and the body elected Associate Treasurer and Class of 2021 Senator Sharif Hamidi as parliamentarian and Class of 2020 Senator Harry Kong as the new Services Committee chair. Then, Treasurer Izzy Ma, a sophomore, took the floor to introduce the TPM for the upcoming year. The TPM governs the decisions Senate makes in terms of funding different student organizations, according to TCU Vice President Adam Rapfogel.

TCU votes on a new TPM annually. Two changes to the document were proposed for this year: an increase to the cap on travel subsidies for student organizations and a change in the taxing of personal contributions. Diversity & Community Affairs Officer Grant Gebetsberger advocated for an increase to the cap on travel subsidies. During the debate session, Gebetsberger, a sophomore, said that raising the cap from the current $100 per person to the proposed $300 per person for travel would benefit campus groups as they look to fund conferences and competitions central to their group missions. One notable objection to the cap increase came from Class of 2020 Senator Pedro Andre Lazo-Rivera. LazoRivera criticized the $300 cap number as arbitrary and cited concerns that the increased travel subsidies could result in overspending.

After the debate, the body passed the $300 cap, but tabled the amendment on the taxing of personal contributions for next week’s meeting. The body then discussed committee reform. Rapfogel, a senior, announced that, in an effort to increase committee efficiency, current Senate members will be assigned to committees before the elections and new senators will be allocated after. According to TCU Historian Rebeca Becdach, there is one open seat for the class of 2019. There are also two open seats for the class of 2020, an open seat for the Class of 2021, seven open seats for the class of 2022, open positions for the women’s community senator and Africana community senator and three open trustee representative positions. Becdach, a sophomore, told the Daily in an electronic message that the candidates forum will be on Sept. 16 and that voting will take place on Sept. 17.

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Tufts alum co-founds public service initiative Lead for America by Colin Kennedy Staff Writer

Content Warning: This article mentions domestic violence. Lead for America (LFA) is a new fellowship program aimed at bringing recent college graduates back to their local communities and implanting them into that local government. Benya Kraus (LA ’18) is one of the founding members of LFA. They have partnered with the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Government and are being supported by other organizations such as the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Vision New America Foundation, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the Launch Chapel Hill Accelerator and others, according to their website. Kraus said their ideal candidate for this fellowship is someone who deeply cares about their community and wants to give back. By bringing college graduates back to local communities, LFA is filling gaps in local government manpower, according to Joe Nail, chief executive officer of the organization. “If you look at the average graduating class of Harvard, you have half the graduate class going to… one of these four places: Boston, New York City, Washington D.C. or San Francisco,” Nail said. “There is … a huge net outflow of talent where people with college educations are not returning back [to their home communities], and where leadership, new ideas and fresh thinking is desperately needed.” He also said that LFA is creating the opportunity for recent college graduates to go into service in these smaller communities. “The people who I saw as the antidote to the [brain drain] were choosing not to go into lives of service or impact not because they didn’t want to do that but because that pathway really didn’t exist before them,” he said.


Benya Kraus (LA ’18), pictured, is one of two students involved in Lead for America, which encourages recent college graduates to join local government. Kraus added that LFA based its vision on the current polarization and immobility of national politics. “Cities [and] communities are really taking up the mantle to address most of our most pressing global challenges. One example is the Paris Agreement. Now that the United States has dropped out, we are seeing a growing number of mayors sign on to pledge their [continued] commitment and have their local community lead the action on climate change,” Kraus said, explaining that LFA is trying to inspire young leaders to execute some of this much needed change at a grassroots and local level. Nail said LFA aims to send its fellows to different towns across the country, rather than







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placing a number of fellows in one small town. “While we can not and should not try to place…  20 fellows in any one small town or medium sized city, what we can do is provide a network [or] cohort [for these fellows], first in individual states and then across the country, of people who feel supported to continue building community.” Kraus said her experience as a survivor of domestic violence changed her outlook on where societal change takes place, describing why she chose to be a part of LFA. “In my situation of domestic violence from an older brother, it was hard to have any legal or policing entity in all the big cities that I have lived in really see this as an issue of violence and someone needing protection,” she said. She added that the only entity that she managed to garner a restraining order from was her small rural hometown of Waseca, Minnesota. “Local communities can offer truly life changing impact, and it is because of this understanding that I needed to be working in places that have the closest connection to the people they’re there to serve,” Kraus said. Kraus also said that one of the unique features of the fellowship is that a fellow may choose to go back to their own hometown as a member of LFA to stimulate change. “There is a really big degree of flexibility when an applicant says they are interested in being a hometown fellow. For example, I can apply and say I want to go back to Minneapolis or Waseca in Minnesota; right now, we might not have any connections with Waseca, [Minn.] but we will do the work to build off the connections that you have made there and then in the same way that we have been able to provide a framework in North Carolina, we will also provide a framework of support for you to go back to your hometown,” she said. Their first batch of hometown fellows will be scattered across the country, according to Nail. “We’ve had people who have said that they want to apply anywhere from El Paso, Texas right next to the United States/Mexico border all the way up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,” Nail said. Kraus explained that applicants don’t need to have a specific community in mind when applying — just the desire to work with local governments in need of new encouraged leaders. However, she suggest-

ed that North Carolina, where LFA is anticipating 40 placements out of their first 50, can be the starting point. She also added that LFA wants to pull fellows from a broad spectrum of studies, not just from ones related to the public sector. “I think the strength of our program will be how we are able to connect the desire of being part of and to contribute to the community, no matter what you are studying,” Kraus said. Shimul Melwani, an assistant professor of organizational behavior in the UNC KenanFlagler Business School, serves as the director of people & culture for the organization, providing experiences in creating an effective team and important leadership qualities. “Often when startup teams get together, it’s very much an all hands on deck type of experience,” Melwani said. “Especially in this organization, where many different bodies are getting involved, we’ve sat down [and] built our organizational chart, which for example defines communication channels.” Most of LFA’s leg work will be reaching out to communities across North Carolina and elsewhere, with hopes of bridging the gap between small governments and college graduates, according to Kraus. “We mapped out what local governments want and what special task they are looking for to be done through hundreds of conversations with local government leaders,” Kraus said. Kraus said that, from the conversations, LFA found lack of manpower to be an overarching issue in local governments. “The tasks ranged from police community relations to one community that had just got a federal grant to respond to the opioid crisis in their community. They just don’t have staff capacity to do it.” Following this year, LFA plans to expand within different states in the same way that they have in North Carolina, according to Nail. “We already have been looking at some other states such as Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado, California, Texas, Florida and Georgia,” Nail said. Nail added LFA’s goal is to create a movement of people committed to public service, not just a fellowship in which someone works for two years and leaves. “We’re really looking for people who have already decided to commit their lives to public service.”

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BTS finds ‘Answer’ to questions of self-love in final album of ‘Love Yourself’ series by Yuan Jun Chee

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The international phenomenon that is Korean boy band BTS released the final album of its “Love Yourself” series, entitled “Love Yourself: Answer,” on Aug. 24 to critical acclaim. Marketed as a special repackaged album, “Answer” consists of two discs of music from the band’s previous two releases, “Love Yourself: Tear” (2018) and “Love Yourself: Her” (2017), as well as six new full-length tracks. “Answer” becomes the band’s second album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and this accomplishment comes just three months after “Love Yourself: Tear” achieved the same feat. Much like in the band’s 2016 album “Wings,” each member of the band has a solo track in “Answer.” These include full versions of previously released songs, such as Jimin’s “Serendipity” (released as an introductory track on “Her”) and Jungkook’s “Euphoria” (released only on YouTube). The rappers’ individual tracks are also listed as “Trivia” tracks, with a corresponding Chinese character that together “refer to the storytelling form known in Korean as Kiseungjeonkyeol,” according to Billboard’s coverage of the album. Meanwhile, the lead track on the album, “Idol,” debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 100 Hot for the week of Sept. 8, marking the band’s second-highest Billboard chart position after “Fake Love” (No. 10). The “Idol” track has also been remixed to include a special appearance by Nicki Minaj. And while the song largely draws from South African dance music, it also includes traditional Korean folk elements in its beats and its lyrics, notably the use of pansori in its chorus. “Idol” describes a rejection of the criticisms that the band has received, as its members instead choose to celebrate themselves. Suga raps that “I don’t care at all whatever the reason for your criticism is,” while Jimin reminds listeners that at the end of the day, no one “can’t stop me


Korean boy band BTS poses for a photo. loving myself.” The song also pays homage to some of the band’s previously released songs, such as “Anpanman” (2018) and “Go Go” (2017), which further complement “Idol’s” narrative. The music video for “Idol” was equally eclectic, blending traditional Korean symbols such as the tiger and the rabbit and traditional Korean dance moves with modern images and technology. The video also recreates some of their more iconic music videos, such as “Just One Day” (2014) and “Blood Sweat & Tears” (2016), demonstrating just how far the band has come since its debut in 2013. But more importantly, the “Idol” video stays true to the song’s lyrics, even sharply rebuking some of the comments that might have been made by the band’s fanbase, known as ARMY. Leader RM deliberately chooses to use cute filters in an earlier part of the video, while member V dons glasses that he had previously

received criticism for wearing on previous V-Live videos. Actively referencing these incidents further proves the band’s sharp honesty about its message, even if it comes at the expense of its adoring fans. Response to the video was intense, as it recorded more than 45 million views within a day of its release, beating Taylor Swift’s record for the most watched music video in 24 hours. It also is one of the fastest videos to reach 100 million views, achieving the record in just under five days. If BTS’ previous album series (entitled “Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa – The Most Beautiful Moment in Life”) questioned the fleeting nature of youth and the struggle to find oneself, then with “Answer,” the “Love Yourself” series charts the eventual growth of these young teenagers into self-confident men. Perhaps no other song on the album demonstrates this transformation bet-

ter than “I’m Fine.” The track draws on the introduction of one of BTS’ previous songs, “Save Me” (2016), albeit at a higher pitch. Early promotional posters play with this “I’m Fine”/“Save Me” ambiguity. “Save Me” was a cry for someone to “give me your hand, save me, save me / [as] I need your love before I fall, fall.” In direct contrast, “I’m Fine” is a shoutout to the rest of the world that “I’m feeling just fine, fine, fine / I’ll let go of your hand now / I know I’m all mine.” On the band’s sold-out “Love Yourself” World Tour, which includes 12 shows in the United States, it has often closed concerts with another of the album’s standout songs, “Answer: Love Myself,” perhaps an apt conclusion to the “Love Yourself” series. As fans wander through the darkness of youth, the struggle for identity and love through BTS’ repertoire of music, including its previous single “Fake Love” (2018), “Answer: Love Myself” tells us of the importance of accepting one’s flaws and loving oneself, as all of our experiences make us unique. In the process of getting to this conclusion, Suga reminds everyone, referencing the band’s 2016 song “Spring Day,” that despite the struggles, “when winter passes, spring always comes.” RM proclaims that the “me who used to be sad, [the] me, who used to be hurt, it’ll make me more beautiful,” while the vocalists remind us that “even all the scars from your mistakes make up your constellation.” While fans might be disappointed that the “Love Yourself” series has now come to an end, it is safe to say that the journey of self-discovery never does. Given the creative license and social consciousness that embodies the band’s music, fans can rightly be excited when its next series of albums drops. The “Love Yourself” series has once again demonstrated the band’s ability to tackle difficult and abstract topics, just one of the many reasons that makes BTS such a worldwide phenomenon.


NY Fashion Week designers begin to embrace diversity to stay relevant by Antonio Bertolino Assistant Arts Editor

As the chaos that is New York Fashion Week (NYFW) unfolds, the eyes of the industry are scrutinizing designers’ every move as they look for momentum that has been lacking in the past couple of seasons. Many designers, including Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, decided in recent years not to show in the Big Apple (though the latter returned this year). It seems that, for the brands that are still showing, there is a sense of expectation in gauging how successful the event will be in the future, relative to Paris, London or Milan. A factor that could determine NYFW’s fate is the designers’ and organizers’ willingness to embrace diversity and inclusivity on the runways this season. On top of simply doing what is right from a moral standpoint (that is, reflecting and representing the different identities

that make up American society), it makes financial sense for brands to feature diversity on the runway. One show that has generated significant buzz in recent weeks is Rihanna’s Fenty line, which is scheduled to display Tuesday and will draw a close to the week’s main events. Rihanna, who made headlines last year for her inclusive foundation shades, has been one of the most vocal proponents of greater diversity in the fashion world. In a recent interview with Mic that he reposted on his brand’s Instagram account, British designer Christian Cowan cited NYFW’s embrace of diversity as one of the main reasons that prompted him to show in New York instead of Paris or Milan, which he believes are “behind” because brands feature mostly thin, white models at their runway shows. Last season, NYFW was the most diverse it has ever been, with 37 percent non-white models gracing its runways. Following the controversy surround-

ing Marc Jacobs’ use of white, dreadlocked models in September 2016, the brand’s show a year later featured more non-white than white models — a hopeful sign that designers will increasingly embrace diversity on the catwalks. Racial inclusivity is not the only point worth considering, as it is also crucial to contemplate that runways still almost exclusively feature thin models, despite efforts to promote body positivity in the media — Tess Holliday was recently pictured in a bikini on the cover of “Cosmopolitan.” Designers like Becca McCharen-Tran, who founded her swimsuit brand Chromat in 2010, are fighting back against the lack of plus-sized models on New York runways. McCharenTran, who presented her Spring 2019 collection on Friday, cast a diverse set of models to wear her swimsuits, including breast cancer survivor Ericka Hart, amputee model Mama Cax and transgender model Maya Mones.

In 2018, diversity holds more weight than it ever has in the fashion world. For its September issue, “Vogue” featured Beyoncé on its front cover and Serena Williams on its back cover, two black women who have increasingly become fashion icons over the past few years. The Beyoncé photoshoot in “Vogue” was also the first cover shoot done by a black photographer, Tyler Mitchell. When interviewed by the magazine, Mitchell emphasized that for too long, black bodies “have been considered things” — something he is trying to change through his work. At a time when fashion publications are starting to reflect the diversity of our contemporary society, it feels like runway shows are lagging behind on the trend of inclusivity. If NYFW designers want to stay relevant, they should lead the way among high fashion brands and champion diversity by casting models of color to walk their runways.


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Monday, September 10, 2018 | Sports | THE TUFTS DAILY

Tufts shuts out UMass Boston, Colby to begin season

WEEKEND SCORES VOLLEYBALL (3–2 OVERALL) vs. Oglethorpe at Atlanta vs. Otterbein at Atlanta vs. Berry at Atlanta at Emory

3–0 3-0 3–2 3-2 0–3 0-3 0–3 0-3

WOMEN’S SOCCER (3–0 OVERALL) at Colby Keene St.

2–0 5–0




1–0 OT

GOLF Detrick Invitational

4th of 10

CO-ED SAILING at Yale Tufts Invitational at Maine Maritime at Roger Williams

8th of 16 2nd, 6th of 9 2nd of 11 4th of 8 5th, 7th of 18


Senior defender and co-captain Sterling Weatherbie plays a pass in Tufts’ 1–0 win over UMass Boston on Nov. 19, 2016.


continued from page 8 “Last year we had a lot of the ball a lot of games, and we expect to again, so we’re less worried about our defenders being so far back,” Lane said. “I think since our defense has a good awareness of what our shape should be, if Sterling steps into the attack we still have three guys back who can shift over. We only have one guy up top, so the further Sterling pushes up, the further I can push up, there’s more time for the forwards to get in the box if we’re playing a two-on-one against an

outside back instead of me playing by myself.” This strategy led to the Jumbos’ first goal — a clean header into the near post by junior midfielder/forward Gavin Tasker, with the assist from Lane — inside the first five minutes of the match. Tufts completely dominated possession, as UMass Boston struggled to execute a controlled offensive possession. The visitors’ most threatening opportunity came in the 29th minute, when Mieth was confronted with a three-onone fast break and came out of his goal to challenge the Beacons’ forwards. UMass

Boston junior midfielder/forward Nilton de Andrade evaded Mieth’s efforts, but his shot flew harmlessly over the crossbar. In the 33rd minute, sophomore midfielder/ forward Mati Cano logged his first collegiate appearance after being injured his entire first year, replacing Tasker. Within 46 seconds, Cano received a pass from Van Brewer on the left wing, weaved past two defender and fired the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net. The goal capitalized on flaws in the Beacons’ defense, as Cano was allowed to dribble virtually unchallenged from the halfway line into the box before any defenders confronted him.

at MIT

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The Jumbos’ final goal was scored in a two-on-two play with Van Brewer and junior forward Joe Braun leading the strike for Tufts. It was ultimately Van Brewer who successfully fired off the shot with 18:32 left to play. Though Tufts’ two games played out differently, they both demonstrated a key feature of the team’s attack — its wing play and ability to move the ball quickly and deliver crosses into the box. The team will face Keene State (2–2) at home on Tuesday night before preparing for a weekend double-header against Bates (1–1) and Wheaton (2–2).

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Field hockey displays strong defense in shutout of Colby by Ryan Eggers Sports Editor

Tufts began its season in earnest on Saturday, playing its first regular season match of the year in Waterville, Maine against Colby. The NESCAC rivals have played each other on opening day in each of the past three seasons, with the Jumbos coming out on top over the Mules every time. This year proved to be no different, as Tufts shut Colby (1–1) out for the second straight year, leaving Bill Alfond Field with a 2–0 victory. Defense was the name of the game for the Jumbos, who allowed a mere two shots on goal, both of which senior goalkeeper Emily Polinski put away. One of the more interesting factors in the team’s season opener actually had nothing to do with the players or coaches on the field, but rather the field itself. Colby’s new field for field hockey and lacrosse is comprised of thick artificial turf, which plays much slower than the AstroTurf that is found at Ounjian Field. While Tufts’ Bello Field typically hosts its lacrosse teams, as well as the men’s soccer team, practicing on Bello was a crucial part of the field hockey team’s preparation for Colby. It showed, as the Alfond Field turf had seemingly no impact on the Jumbos’ performance. The beginning of the match featured little scoring danger on either side, with a lot of battling for possession. It did not take too long for the Jumbos to strike first, however, as a corner in the 15th minute of the game led to a goal from sophomore midfielder Beth Krikorian. The assist came via junior midfielder Marguerite Salamone. The rest of the half proceeded without another goal, but it wasn’t for a lack of aggression from the Jumbos. Tufts led the first half in shots 8–1, forcing Colby senior goalkeeper Riley Whitmeyer into five saves in the frame. This dominance continued into the second half, with senior forward Hanaa Malik scoring an unassisted goal less than two minutes in. While that was the Jumbos’ final score of the day, the visitors still found themselves in control of the field throughout the rest of the latter period.


Junior midfielder Marguerite Salamone confronts a Middlebury player in Tufts’ 3–2 loss on Oct. 7, 2017. Tufts again topped Colby in the attacking third of the field, putting up 10 shots in the final half to Colby’s three. Colby junior forward Georgia Cassidy had two looks at goal 20 minutes into the half — the hosts’ only two shots on goal for the contest — but Polinski took care of both. The Jumbos put up a few more shots in the half, but the final sequences of the game mostly proceeded without incident. After a hard-fought 70 minutes, Tufts went home with a 2–0 victory. The Jumbos managed to get 20 players into the game, a positive sign in their first match. The team’s depth was lauded by its players and coaches before the season began, and the first game reinforced their optimism. “One thing I think we learned in that first game is just how deep this team really is,” senior forward and co-captain Gigi

Tutoni said. “It really feels like anyone on this team, even those that don’t start, could easily start [for] us right now.” This point was further proven by the Jumbos’ shot distribution. Tufts’ 18 total shots in the game came from 11 different players, with Tutoni leading the team with three. Thanks to a strong defense and an offense with multiple threats on the field, the Jumbos have reason to be optimistic for the rest of the year. Tufts will have a quick turnaround as it heads to Babson (4–0) on Tuesday for the second game of the season. The Jumbos’ first loss of the 2017 campaign came at the hands of the Beavers in a heartbreaking 3–2 overtime defeat. The Jumbos will look to change their fortunes this year. “Babson actually features a similar turf to Colby’s,” coach Tina Mattera said. “Outside

of that, they also share a lot of similar tendencies, so we’re hoping that we can take a lot of what we did on Saturday into our game on Tuesday.” Composure will be essential to the team going into Tuesday. While there is adequate talent and depth on the roster, the Jumbos will need to play their game consistently — if they do so, they’ll have a great chance at going out of the gate 2–0 this year. “I think sometimes we can get a bit frantic if we don’t get a goal in the first half,” Tutoni said. “Just reminding ourselves that we worked hard to get here and that we have a team that can win every game is key.” The second chapter of the Jumbos’ season starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at MacDowell Field in Wellesley, Mass.

Men’s soccer goes 2–0 to open 2018 campaign by Maddie Payne Sports Editor

The No. 5 Jumbos kicked off their season with back-to-back wins against a pair of regional opponents. On Tuesday, they faced the UMass Boston Beacons (1–4) at home, scoring three unanswered goals for a comfortable victory, and followed with a 1–0 overtime victory in Waterville, Maine against the Colby Mules (1–1) on Saturday. Sophomore forward Max Jacobs scored the game-winner against Colby. In the 93rd minute, sophomore midfielder Travis Van Brewer fed a through ball to Jacobs, who cut toward the edge of the box. Jacobs brought the ball under control, then slotted a shot to the left of Colby senior goalkeeper Dan Carlson and into the corner of the net to claim the sudden-death victory. Preceding the goal were two halves of scoreless play, during which the ball spent a significant amount of time in the middle third as the two teams jockeyed for possession. Although there was a lot of back and forth, the Jumbos clearly dominated the attack throughout the first 45 minutes. Five minutes in, Tufts had three distinct opportunities in the box, generated by a long throw-in and two corner kicks, that placed

the ball in dangerous positions in front of the Colby goal. The Jumbos carried out a structured offensive campaign that utilized long passes on both wings, which were then crossed into the box. However, the Mules thwarted all 11 of the visitors’ shots in the first half. According to Tufts coach Joshua Shapiro, the team was prepared for Colby’s defensive style of play. “Colby is one of the more organized, sound and defensive teams that we play every year,” he said. “It’s always a difficult team to break down, especially early in the year when we’re not in our flow yet offensively. So it’s always a difficult task to handle. They’re organized, committed, scrappy. You have to be really sharp on the day in order to really open them up, and they’re not going to give you that many opportunities.” Colby came out of halftime with a much stronger performance, threatening Tufts’ net multiple times in the first three minutes. Compared to their three first-half shots, the Mules mustered seven in the second half, forcing four saves from senior goalkeeper and co-captain Conner Mieth. Tufts attempted to capitalize on numerous set piece opportunities, including two free kicks mere yards outside the box, with-

in the first 10 minutes of the second half. At 52:44, junior midfielder Jack Delaney placed a corner kick into the box, and several shots that followed were deflected by a wall of Colby defenders before sophomore defender Biagio Paoletta knocked it wide left of the goalpost. Minutes later, Delaney took another corner that Tufts first-year defender Ian Daly headed towards the net, with Carlson leaping to save it. The Jumbos earned eight corner kicks in the second half alone, culminating in a total of 13. Between these chances and its free kicks, Tufts’ set piece opportunities were dangerous and difficult to answer. Through a combination of skill, luck and sheer strength in numbers, though, the hosts held off the Jumbos until the 92:14 mark. “I don’t know [why we couldn’t score sooner],” Shapiro said. “I think that’s what we have to figure out. We had ample opportunity and created chances to get goals. There were many chances, one by the post, one went to the goalie’s hands. Sometimes, even though we got the ball into the box, we weren’t able to get to it first. Colby grew into the game [in the second half] and got forward more … We were comfortable on most of the saves, and we definitely pushed hard back.”

The Jumbos had better luck finding the back of the net facing the Beacons on Tuesday, as they scored three times on their home turf at Bello Field. The team played in its standard 4-1-4-1 formation, which allowed junior midfielder Zach Lane and senior defender and co-captain Sterling Weatherbie to exploit open space on the right wing. Weatherbie repeatedly fed through balls to Lane, who was able to beat his defender down the wing and send crosses into the box. “Part of the reason that our wing play was dangerous during the game on both sides, but also specifically Sterling and I [on the right wing], was because we knew that due to the formation that [UMass Boston] was playing, their biggest weakness was in-between their wide midfielder and their outside center back,” Lane said. “Because of that, there was a lot of space. So I told Sterling early in the game that any time he had the ball, they weren’t cutting off the line. So if he could get it up the line and then come with me, we’d have a two-on-one.” Part of the reason why both Lane and Weatherbie were able to play so far up the field was due to the Jumbos’ experience. see MEN'S SOCCER, page 7

The Tufts Daily - Monday, September 10, 2018  
The Tufts Daily - Monday, September 10, 2018