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vol. cxlvi, no. 10 Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Since 1891

ROTC Chafee
committee nominates
members education
announced board
By Mark Raymond By Amy rasmussen
Senior Staff Writer Senior Staff Writer

In an e-mail to students and faculty In his most high-profile act yet to


yesterday, President Ruth Simmons shape Rhode Island’s education
announced the members of the new policy, Governor Lincoln Chafee
committee tasked with examining the ’75 P’14 announced four nomina-
University’s policy on the Reserve tions to the Rhode Island Board
Officers’ Training Corps. of Regents for Elementary and
The committee is comprised of Secondary Education early last
seven faculty members, Dean of the week. The nominations come as
College Katherine Bergeron and two the state contemplates controver-
undergraduate students. The Gradu- sial education reforms proposed
ate Student Council will also name Stephanie London / Herald by Deborah Gist, commissioner
a student representative to serve on President Ruth Simmons thanked staff members for their contributions to the University at B.E.A.R. Day yesterday. of elementary and secondary
the committee. education.
Though Simmons credits the re-
cent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
For staff, B.E.A.R. hugs and awards city & state
as one of her reasons for forming
the committee, Bergeron said the By Katrina Phillips echo throughout the University,” service to stand for applause. Chafee was elected in Novem-
University began considering a re- Contributing Writer Simmons said. Groups with 20, 25 and 30 or ber with strong support from the
assessment of its ROTC policy before She praised employees’ “heart- more years of service were invited state’s teachers’ unions, which
the controversial law was repealed. It began with an auto-tuned vid- warming dedication” in light of on stage for a photograph. “They have steadfastly opposed Gist’s
Brown’s ROTC policy has been eo montage by Bruno and ended the recent economic downturn move a little slowly” at this point, reforms.
a topic of discussion for decades, with roaring applause. A crowd of and said the great appreciation Simmons joked as they made The nominees, who must be
beginning with the decision to ter- Brown employees and their fami- expressed by the students and their way to the stage. confirmed by the state Senate be-
minate the on-campus program in lies filled Salomon 101 yesterday families in the audience was Simmons also mentioned the fore they can officially take office
1969. Since then, students and faculty as staff members were recognized evidence that the staff ’s efforts over $1.6 billion raised in the March 3, represent a diverse set
have regularly debated whether or for their service to the University. have not gone unnoticed. Alum- Campaign for Academic Enrich- of leaders from across Rhode Is-
not Brown should reassess its stance. At the celebration for the sev- ni remember their relationships ment and thanked staff members land. George Caruolo — a former
“It’s not the first time the question enth annual Brown Employee with staff members fondly and for “giving people the confidence House Majority leader — was
has been raised,” Bergeron said. “This Appreciation and Recognition often cite such relationships as that this place is worth some- nominated to replace current
wasn’t stimulated entirely from the Day, President Ruth Simmons important to their development thing.” Chairman Justice Robert Flan-
recent legislation.” emphasized the “devotion and at Brown, she said. The ceremony featured a video ders ’71, who was appointed by
Cade Howard ’14, one of the motivation” of the University’s During a break in her speech, in which employees were sur- former governor Donald Carci-
employees. “The personal invest- Simmons invited staff being hon- eri ’65. Chafee recently named
continued on page 3 ments you’ve made in your work ored for five, 10 and 15 years of continued on page 2 Flanders to oversee the receiver-
ship of Central Falls, which was
placed under state control due
r a l ly f o r e g y p t
U. to expand int’l ties to financial distress.
Other nominees include for-
mer University of Rhode Island

with Year of China president Robert Carothers,


Rhode Island education policy
veteran Mathies Santos ’77 and
By Nick Lourie past began as more informal ideas, Institute for Labor Studies Pro-
Contributing Writer the University decided to more gram Director Carolina Bernal.
fully plan and execute international Patrick Guida, Colleen Callahan,
Brown will celebrate its Year of China themes, Tan said. This year is being Betsy Shimberg and Karin Forbes
initiative in the 2011-12 academic spent organizing next year’s events. have been asked by Chafee to
year, organizing events and activities The Year of China aims to “intro- maintain their current positions
to increase awareness of China’s role duce our students to Chinese culture on the board.
on the world stage and in the lives of and examine China’s current and Carcieri-appointed Board of
individuals. future role on the world stage,” ac- Regents members Angus Davis
Professor of Physics Chung-I Tan, cording to a University press release. and Anna Cano-Morales have
who is a member of the Faculty Ex- But the program’s motivations are not been asked to remain on the
ecutive Committee, and the Office not confined to cultural or societal board. They learned of Chafee’s
of International Affairs will lead the categories. “The sciences cut across decision to remove them by read-
organization of the year’s programs national boundaries,” Tan said. In ing about it online, according to
and events. The Year of China fol- order to remain at the forefront of yesterday’s Providence Journal.
lows several other such initiatives scientific knowledge and techno- The governor met individu-
including those focusing on Latin logical research, the University must ally with each of the four nomi-
America, Africa and — in the 2009- integrate itself into the world stage, nees prior to the announcement,
10 academic year — India. The cur- he said. Chafee spokesman Mike Trainor
Elizabeth Carr / Herald rent academic year has no foreign President Ruth Simmons traveled said. “They understand what
Protesters rallied in Providence Saturday in support of democracy in Egypt. country or continent as its theme.
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2 Campus News The Brown Daily Herald
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

calendar Winter fellows use new media abroad


Today february 8 ToMORROW february 9
By Abby Kerson Over a span of four weeks, Da- his project.
5:30 P.M. 5 p.m. Staff Writer vid filmed a documentary dur- The fellowships can take the
Lecture by Professor Jasbir Puar, Lecture by Professor Beverly Silver, ing his trip to San Juan Del Sur form of formal trips, like Scheer’s,
List Art Building, Room 120 Watson Institute Over winter break, eight students and Balgue — two Nicaraguan or informal ones, like David’s, ac-
traveled abroad and created new villages — interviewing Nicara- cording to Kirkman. But summer
7 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
media projects about their desti- guans, tourists, restaurant owners fellowships are often more formal.
Student Activities Fair, “The Memory of Decay Show,” nations. The students were funded and hotel employees about the “The Global Conversation will
Faunce Arch 204 South Main Street by the Watson Institute for In- impact of recent globalization in represent the best of what Brown
ternational Studies’ AT&T New Nicaragua, with a focus on San does in a globalized world,” Kirk-

menu Media Fellowship, part of a larger


program called the Global Con-
Juan Del Sur.
The film does not present a
man said. The site is also used by
students who are not New Media
versation — an online platform positive or negative opinion of fellows, including those studying
SHARPE REFECTORY VERNEy-WOOLLEY DINING HALL
allowing students and faculty to globalization, but tries to “let the abroad and those participating in
LUNCH discuss international issues — that interviewees speak,” he said. Da- other Watson fellowships. One
Italian Meatball Grinder, Curried Hot Roast Beef on French Bread, gives students the opportunity to vid conducted all interviews in student used the site to pursue a
Chicken Saute, Linguini with Tomato Quiche, Steamed Vegetable upload video, photo, audio or text his subjects’ native languages — ­ Global Independent Study Proj-
Tomato and Basil Melange, Swiss Fudge Cookies to the website. either Spanish or English — and ect with Kirkman as her faculty
Though similar to other fel- the film will be subtitled in both. sponsor.
DINNER
lowships offered by Watson and David has turned the editing Media fellows from the past
Artichoke and Red Pepper Frittata, Chicken Pot Pie, Vegan Stuffed the University that fund unpaid of the film into an independent have been getting outside recog-
Carne Gizado, White and Wild Rice Acorn Squash, Apricot Beef with internships, the New Media Fel- study, hoping to have a finished nition and support to continue
Pilaf, Magic Bars Sesame Noodles lowship is unique because of project that he can present by the their projects, including summer
its media requirements and its end of the semester. 2010 fellow Chantal Berman ’10.5
Sudoku involvement with the Global
Conversation site, said Geoffrey
Elias Scheer ’12 also chose to
use film for his project but went
who received an additional $3,500
from the Clinton Global Initiative
Kirkman ’91, deputy director of with a more organized program University. Summer 2010 fellow
the Watson Institute and founder called the Society for Research Sarah Gibson ’10.5 raised $10,000
and director of the fellowship. and Initiatives for Sustainable to continue her project in the Eur-
Fellows are required to blog Technologies and Institutions, asian state of Georgia, according
on the site and to produce a new which conducts walking journeys to an e-mail from Karen Lynch,
media project, which many turn in rural areas of India. During communications director for the
into an independent study upon his winter break, Scheer traveled Watson Institute.
returning to Brown, Kirkman to a province in the Northeast Summer fellows can get up to
said. called Meghalaya. He said he $3,500 of funding while winter
Winter fellow Jonah David ’13 will be posting his raw footage fellows were granted up to $1,500,
did just that. on the Global Conversation site Lynch said.
David was already planning to and hopes to put out a final edited Both the site and the fellow-
go to San Juan Del Sur — he had film in the future. ship were funded by grants from
visited his sister there five years Scheer said the fellowship AT&T, Kirkman said, though the
ago and returned three years ago stood out because it was offered institute is looking for new fund-
with his high school — when he during winter break and provided ing to support future fellowships
heard about the fellowship. all the necessary equipment for beyond the summer of 2011.

Cr ossword U. thanks outstanding employees


continued from page 1 tion Services’ college admissions just two years ago, according to
team for enabling the conver- the event program.
prised by visits from University sion of the admissions process Walking on stage to accept his
mascots Bruno and Cubby. In the to a fully paperless system. The award, he gave Simmons a big
film, an employee said working system handled more than one hug as the audience laughed. “I
at Brown felt “even more like a million documents received last was nervous, but it was awesome,”
big bear hug,” while another em- year, she said. he said, calling the award a “huge
ployee said he wanted “to treat The seven categories of ex- honor.”
these kids that we have here like cellence included citizenship, Natalie Basil, associate director
I’d want my kids to be treated.” diversity, efficiency, innovation, of Residential Life, was honored
Beppie Huidekoper, executive managing for excellence, service for excellence in diversity. “We
vice president for finance and ad- and “rising star” — which recog- were really surprised at her being
ministration, also emphasized the nizes new employees in the Brown awarded,” said her mother Linda
variety of nominations for this community. One such rising star Basil. But she added that her
year’s awards. Over 100 employees was Jesse Marsh, administrative daughter has always been good
were nominated from 20 different assistant for undergraduate con- at what she does.
departments, she said. Recipients centration in the neuroscience Despite an emphasis on stu-
included the electrical team for department, who “has provided dent appreciation, few students
their efficient problem solving the highest level of administrative were present at the event. Sim-
and the Computing and Informa- support” since starting at Brown mons told The Herald that though
students appreciate the staff ’s ef-

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U. to foster dialogues on China
continued from page 1 dent groups. Lectures and workshops government are not very present in
will promote understanding of all daily life, he said. While Niles said
to China in November and spent a aspects of China, including Chinese he is happy to see Brown fostering
week meeting with politicians and economics, politics, art, literature, further understanding, he added that
academic leaders. Simmons signed history and scientific contributions, studying abroad still leads to the best
memorandums of understanding Tan said. The Year of China will ex- international dialogue.
with Zhejiang University and Nan- plore both the ancient and contem- Several undergraduates proposed
jing University and met with the porary culture of the country. the Year of China about a year ago,
president and vice chancellor of the One lecture, titled “Opening said Chinese Student and Scholar
Chinese University of Hong Kong Doors Open Minds,” will focus on Association president Lu Lu GS. The
to discuss possible collaborations. Chinese students who have attended event’s organizers hope to bring Chi-
Last week, the University an- school in the U.S., examining both nese alumni back to campus to speak
nounced “Brown Plus One,” a new the knowledge and culture that about the impact Brown had on their
fifth-year international master’s pro- they bring with them from China lives in China, he said. The key to
gram. Students in the program begin to America and that which they take improving current and future rela-
earning a master’s degree during their back home, Tan said. tions with China is understanding
junior year, completing a semester or “China needs to be better under- its past and contemporary culture,
year at either the Chinese University stood,” said Halsey Niles ’12, who Lu added.
Nick Sinnott-Armstrong / Herald
of Hong Kong or the University of recently studied abroad in Kunming, While Brown plans to strengthen
Wei-Ying Wang GS works at the Center for Computation and Visualization.
Edinburgh. China. Niles said American under- its ongoing relationships with Chi-

Computing center seeks


Many of next year’s events are still standing of China often characterizes nese universities in the coming year,
in their early stages. Tan and the Of- the country as foreign and mysteri- Tan said the University also hopes to
fice of International Affairs aim to ous, and that American high schools foster new collaborations with other

permanent new director involve the campus on all levels, from


academic programs and class lectures
teach little about China’s culture and
history. Contrary to some stereotypes
Chinese schools.
There is an ongoing contest to
to extracurricular activities and stu- about the country, censorship and design a logo for the Year of China.
By Morgan Johnson Spadaro said he enjoys his work
at the center. “CIS is the central
Committee to investigate military policy
Contributing writer
computing organization at the
The Center for Computation and University,” he said, but it “never
Visualization is seeking a new exec- attempts to provide resources to continued from page 1 in an e-mail to The Herald that the in serving on the committee will be
utive director to manage the center’s the research community.” Spadaro committee’s recommendations will to get input from students and fac-
services on a daily basis. The cen- said his position at the center gave students on the committee, said he give the University a chance to reas- ulty, as well as gather information
ter, which houses the University’s him his first exposure to working was glad “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was sess and clarify its stance towards that will help inform University
supercomputer, also provides re- with researchers. repealed, and this committee will be the military. policy, he said.
searchers access to “computational The executive director will man- an opportunity to foster dialogue “It is my hope that this committee “I think everyone has an opinion
science, scientific visualization and age the center’s supercomputer. around whether ROTC should be will be able to foster dialogue and, if on this one way or another, but I
virtual reality display applications,” Hesthaven said the supercomputer, reinstituted. not create new policy, then at least wouldn’t have agreed to serve on the
according to its website. which was first unveiled in 2009, is “The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t clearly define the reasoning for the committee if I wasn’t interested in
The center has never had a currently serving 300 users at all Tell was the catalyst for this commit- policy that exists,” Harrison wrote. finding out the facts,” he said.
permanent executive director. academic levels. The supercom- tee,” Howard said. “We’re not in the Harrison wrote that there have The committee, which will be
John Spadaro, director of techni- puter is currently operating at its position we were in when the student been ongoing discussions between staffed by Stephen Lassonde, depu-
cal architecture and outreach for maximum capacity, but Hesthaven body wanted to get rid of ROTC.” the University and student veter- ty dean of the College, will hold its
Computing and Information Ser- said the center will continue to try “The military has a different role ans about their experience at Brown, first meeting today. In the coming
vices, took on the role of interim and expand its capabilities, in part in the world today,” he added. which played a role in the Univer- months, the group will be looking
executive director in September. through funding from faculty re- Howard, who has a brother cur- sity’s decision to form the committee. for input from the Brown Univer-
But Spadaro said working in both search grants. rently enrolled at the United States Candidates for the committee sity Community Council and the
departments has been hectic, and Another project taking place is Coast Guard Academy, said he is still were not vetted based on their po- Undergraduate Council of Students,
the amount of time he must devote the rebuilding of the Cave, which relatively unbiased about the issue litical views, but rather chosen for as well as from other students and
to the center has left a backlog of will utilize 3-D imagery and vir- and hopes to be a voice for his peers. their interest in and expertise on faculty at open forums.
work at CIS. tual reality to aid researchers and “I just want to represent what the the policy, Bergeron said. “We were “I think academic institutions
The search to find a full-time academic courses, Spadaro said. student body feels is the right deci- looking for diversity on the com- have a responsibility to have open
replacement — which has been go- David Laidlaw, professor of com- sion and maintain an open mind,” mittee, but we didn’t inquire about dialogue on all kinds of important
ing on for a year — has not been puter science, will head the rebuild- he said. political leanings,” she said. issues,” Bergeron said. “The time
easy, said Jan Hesthaven, director of ing funded by the National Science Committee member Chaney Kenneth Miller ’70 P’02, profes- was right for this committee to be
the center and professor of applied Foundation. “It’s a very exciting Harrison ’11.5, who has worked sor of biology and a member of the formed.”
mathematics. There are very few project that’s getting a lot of atten- with student veterans at Brown and committee, was a student when the The committee will release its
individuals that possess the skills tion,” Spadaro said. served in the military himself, wrote policy first came under fire. His goal recommendations this spring.
necessary to handle the job, he said.
Hesthaven said he could not specify
when he and the hiring committee
expect to hire someone. “I can’t
even begin to give you a timeline,”
he said. So far, all of the potential
candidates have come from outside
the Brown community.
Hesthaven’s faculty position
prevents him from managing the
activities of the center on a daily
basis, so an executive director posi-
tion held by a non-faculty member
is necessary to keep the center run-
ning smoothly, he said.
In addition to daily manage-
ment of the center’s staff and fa-
cilities, Spadaro said outreach is
an important aspect of the execu-
tive director’s duties. Recently, the
department completed a brochure
which was sent to all faculty and
researchers, he said. The center
also holds workshops for faculty
members and graduate students to
make them aware of the resources
the center provides. He said the
workshops are also open to un-
dergraduates.
Despite plans to step down,
4 City & State The Brown Daily Herald
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Protesters march in support of Egyptian revolt


By ELIZABETH CARR chant for the Egyptians. ISO and BSJP representative United Anti-War Committee but have a dignity and a living situa-
Contributing Writer Protestors shared admiration Lindsay Goss GS, who is study- has since expanded its focus to tion that was more appropriate to
for the way the Egyptian people ing the contemporary theater of support the Palestinian cause and an engineer and his wife and his
“Hey, Mubarak, you will see, have come together to protect the Middle East, described the an end to both U.S. aid to Israel child,” he said. “I hope to go back
Egypt, Egypt will be free,” protest- each other and expressed disgust revolutionary activity in Egypt and aggression toward Iran. The to a better situation.”
ers chanted Saturday afternoon at for Mubarak’s “thugs.” During the as “one of the most exciting and committee aims to “think about Abdelrahman noted that many
Burnside Park to show solidarity speech of an Egyptian citizen, they inspiring things to happen in my the tally of U.S. policy and try to Egyptians live under the poverty
with the people of Egypt. The pro- mourned those who perished in life” in her speech. advocate for more democratic and line on less than $2 a day. He
test was organized by the Rhode the protests with a moment of Goss said participants in the just policy globally and locally,” said he would like to see an end
Island Mobilization Committee to silence. rally should “take on our govern- Joseph said. “All the issues of U.S. to Mubarak’s entire regime, a
Stop War and Occupation. The situation in Egypt could be ment’s total complicity with what’s foreign policy are connected.” modification to the current con-
“We were very happy when “resolved very quickly without all going on right now.” Many of these protesters joined stitution and an end to the cur-
these demonstrations started the violence and bloodshed that The youngest protester present a second protest in front of the rent emergency law, which he said
happening,” said RIMC member we’re seeing on the streets of Cairo was 2-year-old Mireille Chidester, State House Sunday afternoon, keeps the Egyptian people living
Shaun Joseph ’05. “What’s going today,” Joseph said. in the arms of her father, Brian. this one sponsored by the Rhode in fear of joining the thousands
on in Egypt now is going to change Ed Benson AM’68 PhD’71, one “We’re trying to teach her to say Island Council for Muslim Ad- that have already been sent to de-
not just U.S. policy, but world his- of the protestors, added that he ‘solidarity,’” he said. vancement. tention camps for dissent against
tory from here on in.” would like the CIA “to butt the “What the revolution in Egypt RICMA “supports the right of the government.
Protestors marched from Burn- hell out.” opens up is a possibility of a trans- Egyptian people to decide their The theme of universal free-
side Park through Kennedy Plaza Representatives from support- formed society from one of pro- future through peaceful protests” dom was prevalent in the words
to the Providence Place Mall, ive groups — the International found inequality and exploitation and expressed its outrage at the of many of the protestors.
which RIMC member Jared Paul Socialist Organization, Brown to a different society based on police’s violence in response to “In the religion of Islam, we
called the “symbol of capitalism Students for Justice in Palestine democracy and meeting people’s protestors, according to a press have brothers from all over the
and globalism.” Alternately chant- and the Rhode Island Unemployed needs,” Brian said. release distributed at the protest. world, and we stand by our broth-
ing and listening to impassioned Council — spoke at the rally, ex- The RIMC was originally cre- “We are optimistic that this time ers,” said protester Waleed Mu-
speeches, they culminated the panding the agenda beyond free- ated to oppose the wars in Iraq the U.S. government will be on the hammed. “In this country we have
protest in a huddle with one last dom for the Egyptian people. and Afghanistan as a part of the right side of history to refute op- freedom and justice for all — that
pression and corruption in Egypt should apply all over the world.”
and the Middle East as a whole,” And even if Egyptian protes-
according to the press release. tors don’t initially succeed, “I
Mohamed Abdelrahman, for- don’t think people are going to
mer RICMA president, left Egypt forget what they did,” Joseph said.
30 years ago. “I went outside to “There’s no going back from it.”

Chafee’s nominees may


shift educational policy
continued from page 1 supporters.
Davis played a key role in lift-
their shared vision of education ing a cap on new charter schools
policy should be in the state.” beyond two per district.
Kenneth Wong, professor of While the decision not to re-
education and chair of the depart- appoint Davis to the board may
ment, said he was pleased with slow down the implementation
the variety of the picks, noting of certain policies, Chafee is fol-
that Caruolo especially has “tre- lowing protocol for newly elected
mendous legislative experience.” governors, Wong said. It was “very
The former majority leader is important for the new governor to
known throughout Rhode Island use the structure and board ap-
for his sponsorship of the 1995 pointments to make sure his pri-
Caruolo Act — a law that pro- orities would be taken seriously.”
vides a framework for resolving Much of the recent concern,
school funding disputes between Trainor said, stems from the
school committees and city and governor’s decision to “take a
town councils. thoughtful pause” in charter
“It’s important to have a cham- school expansion to permit a
pion who understands how the closer examination of the state’s
government functions,” Wong said 15 current charter schools.
of Chafee’s choice for the chair- Education groups around the
manship. state have expressed worries that
Although it is hard to predict a halt in charter school expansion
the direction the new board will will also result in a halt in Race
take in the upcoming months, to the Top funding. The Obama
its ties to organized labor should administration awarded Rhode
not be discounted, said Victor Island $75 million as part of its
Profughi, Rhode Island College education reform initiative in Oc-
professor emeritus of political sci- tober. Rhode Island Campaign
ence and director of the polling for Achievement Now and “the
firm Quest Research. It is clear burgeoning education reform
that board members’ individual movement in Rhode Island will
relationships “with the teachers be closely watching the actions of
establishments is going to influ- the new board members,” Maryel-
ence their thought process,” he len Butke, the executive director
added. “One would think that they of RI-CAN, wrote in an e-mail to
would be more sympathetic to the The Herald.
positions of the union.” Marion Orr, professor of po-
litical science and director of the
Racing to the top Taubman Center for Public Poli-
Chafee’s decision not to reap- cy, said although federal waivers
point Davis — a technology entre- may be possible, the future of the
preneur and a strong supporter of
Gist’s reforms — has riled reform continued on page 5
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 City & State 5
Gist steps down stance on reform
continued from page 4 standardized test. seen a mobilization like that in a
Gist said she now supports is- while,” he said. It was a “compre-
federal funding remains uncer- suing only one diploma. Instead, hensive group of people who usu-
tain. “Clearly, a governor who is “endorsements” will be offered to ally don’t get along.” At the time,
pushing back on charter schools those students who display par- Regunberg said, he still didn’t
jeopardizes those funds,” he said. ticularly high levels of achieve- think the board had been influ-
“The question becomes whether ment, she said. enced by the public’s testimony.
or not the new state government Change will also come in the While Regunberg was pleased
can work with the federal offi- form of timing. Gist told the board by the rejection of the tiered
cials.” she plans to recommend delaying system, which he called “racist,
In reality, a “tiny, tiny” portion new graduation requirements so classist elitism,” he said many of
of the grant is directed specifi- they will first apply to the gradu- the requirements still stand to be
cally at charter schools, Trainor ating class of 2014 — a two-year challenged. “It was a really good
said. Modifications are certainly shift from the current proposal. political call for them,” he said
possible — Chafee has been in According to Gist, this will allow of Gist’s decision to back off the
discussion with federal officials, school districts the necessary time proposals.
including Education Secretary to adequately educate students A passing score on the New
Arne Duncan, to ensure that the and their families on the new re- England Common Assessment
status of the grant money remains quirements. Program will remain a require-
unaltered. By slowing down the process, ment for the class of 2014. Ac-
According to Trainor, a study “she’s already providing a gesture cording to Steve Brown, the exec-
of charter schools conducted by — a very important step to assure utive director of the R.I. American
the Rhode Island Foundation will that the new board would find Civil Liberties Union — a group
Herald file photo
provide Chafee with the informa- her agreeable and being willing opposed to the new requirements
Eighteen applicants are seeking to receive “compassion center” — or medical
marijuana business — status from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
tion and data he needs to make to work with them,” said Wong. — the test was never meant to be
a well-informed decision. The Gist’s recommendations will a high-stakes indicator of student

Weed dispensaries
review process will take approxi- be discussed in greater detail Feb. achievement.
mately six months. 10 during the board’s public work “It was designed to hold
“The Governor is absolutely session at the R.I. Department of schools accountable — not stu-

seek state approval confident that there is no chance


of losing the $75 million,” he said.
Education.
The decision to alter the re-
quirements follows as a partial
dents,” Brown said. “It’s really per-
verse to turn this test on a tread
and punish the student.”
Stepping back from reform result of the “very eloquent” testi- Though the new recommen-
By Shara Azad cess was, and we didn’t object to it.” In the board’s public meeting mony of the 133 teachers, parents dations were made in the days
Contributing Writer Last month, the To Kalon Club last Thursday, Gist announced and other community members following the announcement of
announced it would accept a differ- changes to previously proposed presented over the course of three Chafee’s nominations, Profughi
Over 100 Rhode Islanders attended ent offer to purchase its building. graduation requirements. Gist public hearings, Gist told the said he does not think that Gist
yesterday’s public hearing on the The Rhode Island Center for Com- had proposed changing the board at the hearing last Thursday. made the decision as a direct way
18 applications to develop in-state passion and Wellness was simply state’s graduation requirements Aaron Regunberg ’12 is a lead- to appease Chafee and the board.
medical marijuana businesses, called “not the best bid,” Troy said. to a three-tiered diploma sys- er of Hope United, the student “She has demonstrated herself
“compassion centers.” At yesterday’s public hearing, tem, which would award high group responsible for organizing to be a pretty strong personality,”
The compassion center applica- Cranston Mayor Allan Fung tes- school degrees based on students’ the Hope High School walkout he said. “It would be out of char-
tions were submitted to the Rhode tified in opposition to the several achievement on the New England to protest changes to the high acter for her to simply respond to
Island Department of Health for applications for compassion centers Common Assessment Program school’s schedule. “They haven’t a new board of regents.”
a second round review in mid- in Cranston. “Marijuana is a danger-
January. The department rejected ous drug,” Fung said. “I believe the
all applications during the first
round review in September, alleg-
ing complaints against many of the
cultivation (of marijuana) … in the
quantities listed by the compassions
centers is in contravention of federal
comics
BB & Z | Cole Pruitt, Andrew Seiden, Valerie Hsiung and Dan Ricker
applications. dictation.”
Several of the current applica- Robberies of marijuana and cash
tions list Rhode Island public fig- from the proposed compassion cen-
ures as partners, including William ters pose a risk to public safety, he
Lynch, former first district Congres- added.
sional candidate and state Demo- Compassion center supporters
cratic Party chairman, and Cuttino also voiced their views at the hear-
Mobley, a retired NBA player. ing.
The 2009 Medical Marijuana Act Compassion centers could be
stipulated that the Department of economically beneficial for the state,
Health could register up to three said Scott Miller, a resident of Lin-
compassion centers for the culti- coln. “If the state could generate
vation and sale of medical mari- revenue, then medical marijuana is Cabernet Voltaire | Abe Pressman
juana. Since the passage of a 2006 an important economic investment,
law allowing licensed patients to and the state should move forward
use cannabis for medical purposes, with it,” he said.
more than 3000 patients have been All of the applications for com-
licensed to use the drug. passion centers projected their first-
Many of the proposed centers year profits to be in the millions of
met early opposition. One applicant, dollars.
the Rhode Island Center for Com- Medical marijuana patient Don-
passion and Wellness — backed by na Marcelonis suffers from stage III
a number of high-profile Rhode breast cancer and holds a license
Islanders including Lynch, retired to use the drug. “I am 47, but I feel
Pawtucket police chief George Kel- like I am 70,” she said of her illness.
ley and real estate developer Louis “Marijuana allows me to not feel Dot Comic | Eshan Mitra and Brendan Hainline
Yip — listed the former headquar- as bad every day. Medical marijuana
ters of the To Kalon Club, a historic allows me to cut down the number
Pawtucket socia lclub once frequent- of medications from 15 to 2,” Mar-
ed by the state’s business elite, as the celonis said.
location for the proposed center. But Michael Graham, a North Kings-
according to Greg Troy, president of ton medical marijuana patient, said
the To Kalon Club, the location will marijuana helps ease his chronic
not become a compassion center. pain.
The Rhode Island Center for “Opiates only aggravate the
Compassion and Wellness “never problem,” he said. “Cannabis is the
told us what they were doing,” Troy only thing that has ever worked …
said. “We didn’t know what the pro- I want people to have safe cannabis.”
6 Editorial & Letter The Brown Daily Herald
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Editorial Editorial comic by franny choi


Brown’s response to Egypt
Since the political situation in Egypt reached its tipping point these
past couple of weeks, we have been impressed with the University’s
response. Last Monday’s panel discussion at the Watson Institute for
International Studies on the protests in the Middle East was put together
extremely quickly to immediately update the Brown community and
was very well attended. Melani Cammett, associate professor of political
science and director of the Middle East studies program, and Rebecca
Weitz-Shapiro, assistant professor of political science, provided great
historical background, as well as interviews and anecdotes from protestors
in Egypt, where Internet and phone access has been extremely limited.
Additionally, Cammett has been vital in aiding The Herald’s continuing
coverage of the Egypt situation.
Brown’s student body has been anxiously following the evacuation
of two undergraduate students — Michael Dawkins ’12 and Amanda
Labora ’12 — who were beginning their semesters abroad in Egypt on
a Middlebury College program. We are thrilled that they have returned
safely to the United States and are impressed and inspired by their bravery
and grace under such intense circumstances.
The administration and the Office of International Programs have
been working closely with the students and their families to “make the
best of a difficult situation,” wrote Kendall Brostuen, director of inter-
national programs and associate dean of the College, in an e-mail to the
editorial page board. Possible options include re-enrollment at Brown
for the current semester, spending a semester abroad at another location
or taking a semester at Middlebury, which sponsors the Egypt program
and starts classes much later than Brown.
In an interview with the editorial page board, Labora said how helpful
the Brown community has been in her re-entry. She noted that the OIP
has been “very supportive,” professors have proactively e-mailed her to
offer her spots in classes to ease her academic transition and Brown in
general “has really worked” with her to make things easier.
That said, Labora did admit that this has been an “overwhelming” letter to the editor
time, and we feel that the University should use a more standardized
policy to deal with these problems in the future. Though the crisis in
Egypt was unexpected, political situations do arise, and we hope that
Expanding education preferable to ROTC
the University will work to develop a coordinated plan to deal with
situations like this in the future. Re-enrollment and readjustment are To the Editor: having to wonder if that kid is going to make it to the
extremely difficult tasks — they involve coordination from the OIP, the end of his or her tour in Iraq is not a nice outlook as
Office of Residential Life, financial aid and individual professors and We are told that the return of the Reserve Officers’ an instructor.
departments. Perhaps most importantly, they may involve mental health Training Corps on campus would mean being able to Believe it or not, Brown’s students fought to kick
services to work with students readjusting to America and Brown after give quality leaders to the Army. If by quality you mean the army out because of an unfair and unjust war, and
an emotionally distressing endeavor. educated, then the Ivy League does not need ROTC to we still have that in 2011, repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t
This is also crucial to encourage students to continue studying abroad provide that. What we do need are better scholarships Tell” notwithstanding.
all over the world, including in potentially politically unstable places. The on a need basis and better mentoring for the poorest The betterment of oneself should not have to be
OIP makes a concerted effort to promote active learning to understand — so as to offer them another option than choosing made through risking one’s life for no other reason
diverse cultures. If students know that Brown will provide a coordinated the army in order to get a better education. than having no prospects. If being in the army truly
institutional structure to deal with the aftermath of derailed study abroad If Brown really cares about those kids, don’t give means the betterment of your life — if it’s truly what
experiences, they might be more willing to study in more volatile parts them the means to die as cannon fodder — give them you want to do — I respect that choice. But let’s offer
of the world. better scholarships. Reach out to Rhode Island’s badly kids who are 16 years old another avenue than going
Even with the interest that the Brown community has shown in Egypt, failing school system. Talk to them and mentor them. As to war to pay for education.
we still have much to learn. In the media, Labora notes that “nobody is educators, we should make a difference, but the school
talking about the human cost of revolution,” nor “what it’s like to lose system in this country is so bad that the only kind of
everything.” It is vital that we continue to study and learn about the situ- mentoring some kids receive is through the army. And Anne-Caroline Sieffert GS
ation in Egypt to show its citizens the support and respect they deserve.

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Pirates of the Narragansett: curse of the Brown pearl
Hulu is a prime example of this strategy some purposes. Brown’s libraries provide right violations will cost money. These ser-
— it offers free television programs online good resources for accessing music online, vices are free in the same way that police
DAVID SHEFFIeld with minimum commercials. But the par- so if you take a music course, you can easily and fire departments are free to use. You
ent companies of Hulu have not made it an listen to the relevant pieces. While limiting pay for them, but not directly. Adding bet-
Opinions Columnist appealing legal alternative to piracy. Some access to music for a class can work, it does ter services and paying with increased tu-
shows are delayed a week between be- not meet the needs of general listeners. ition would trick students into legally pay-
ing broadcast and getting uploaded to the Similarly, the Friedman Study Center’s ing for their downloaded content.
Brown students are kind, sharing people. site. That might encourage some viewers collection of DVDs can be nice if it hap- Sure, this will mean that users will share
As The Herald reported last week (“Despite to buy cable or satellite — cable and satel- pens to have the film you want, but it is the cost equally rather than having it dis-
enforcement, copyright violations steady lite providers have pressured Hulu to delay nothing compared to the Internet, its tubes tributed according to use, but that is already
in recent years,” Feb. 3), the University re- uploading shows — but others, who wish packed with almost every movie in history. common. Everyone contributes funding to
ceived reports of roughly 750 copyright vi- to see their favorite programs shortly after The University also provides television the libraries despite — let’s face it — some
olations by students. As most of the report- they appear, will choose to illegally down- on campus. IPTV allows students to watch students’ indifference to books. Some stu-
ed violations come from distributing copy- load them. shows legally on their computers just like dents attend more classes, and meal credits
righted material rather than download- force people who eat less at the cafeterias to
ing it from others, our students clearly are subsidize those who eat more.
compassionate redistributors of intellectual Adding better services and paying with increased I have yet to see a fully acceptable so-
property. They steal from the rich and give lution combining sufficient functionality
to the poor, the other rich, the apathetic
tuition would trick students to legally paying for their with the ability to return a profit. So far,
and those doing okay. downloaded content. none provides enough of what consumers
Brown implemented its anti-piracy pol- want, so they continue to pirate. Compa-
icy in 2003, yet illegally downloading mu- nies will not make as much money as they
sic, movies, television and software is still would if everyone bought their products
a problem. I seriously doubt that any at- The University has tried similar efforts they would normally with a television. But through the current legal means. But it is
tempts to confront piracy directly will suc- to prevent copyright violations. In previ- this, too, fails to provide sufficient services still greater than the profits from stolen
ceed. There will be no Pompey, and no ex- ous years, it implemented services to al- to prevent students from viewing shows il- files. As soon as copyright infringement
cessive action will deter people from us- low students to listen to music for free. It is legally. There is no ability to record shows made its way to the Internet, it became
ing the Internet to steal. Instead, copyright also promoting the renting of movies from the night before a big test to watch trium- as hard to kill as the Internet. The sooner
holders and institutions with many pirates the Friedman Study Center. But the efforts phantly — or dejectedly — the night af- companies and other institutions realize
— like universities — should try to satisfy have suffered the same problems as com- ter. It also has a relatively limited number this, the sooner they can realistically ad-
the consumers. mercial attempts. They provided too little of channels available — Fox News but not dress how to entice, not force, people back
They should offer legal ways to down- of what students want. MSNBC. It must be because of all the good to legal downloading.
load the material. Distributors will need to One service, Ruckus, allowed students will Bill O’Reilly has garnered here. The ab-
provide an equal quality of product with to stream music while connected to the sence of popular channels means more stu- David Sheffield ’11 is a mathematical
minimal annoyance to its users, or they will network. But this did little for people who dents will pirate their favorite shows at the physics concentrator from New Jersey.
fail to supplant piracy. People want what want to access their favorite songs on por- times of their choosing. Peers can contact him at david_shef-
they want and are lazy. table devices. The model is still good for Providing better services to deter copy- field@brown.edu

ROTC and the tyranny of the masses


other group of students of the freedom to an officially homophobic policy, the pres- In my home state of California, gays
follow a certain career path. ence of ROTC would have hurt Brown’s gay used to enjoy this human right. Then, we
If we want a campus that respects in- community. However, the repeal of “Don’t empowered our citizens and let them vote
Oliver rosenbloom dividual freedom, it does not matter what Ask, Don’t Tell” eliminated this obstacle, on the issue of gay marriage. The voters of
Opinions Columnist most students and administrators think and ROTC enrollment does not infringe California subsequently passed Proposi-
about the army. It is irrelevant that ROTC on any other students’ rights. tion 8, robbing them of the right to marry.
would not fit into our campus culture. Pro- Enrolling in ROTC should be viewed in To the surprise of no one with a rudimenta-
Democracy and freedom are often assumed ponents of ROTC should not have to prove the same way as a decision to join any oth- ry understanding of human nature, the ma-
to be codependent. In truth, these two con- that it would have a beneficial impact for er student group. There are certainly many jority voted to impose its own worldview
cepts are often in direct conflict. In many the entire school. Students who want to at- student groups on campus that are not on the minority and oppress those with dif-
cases, majorities vote to rob minorities of tend an elite academic institution and serve popular and that could even be voted out ferent lifestyles.
freedom. This despotism of the masses can their country should have the freedom to of existence if the University empowered Muslims in Europe face similar perse-
be seen throughout the world. It can also be do so, regardless of other students’ politi- its students to decide their fate. Thankfully, cution from hostile majorities. In 2009,
seen right here at Brown. cal opinions. Brown students claim to love Brown respects the individual rights of its Switzerland empowered its people to vote
The debate over the Reserve Officers’ freedom, yet by wavering on the return of students to join unpopular clubs. I only ask on the issue of building new minarets. The
Training Corps shows that students and Swiss people predictably chose to stifle
administrators do not value individu- nonconformist Muslims and robbed them
al freedom — in this case, the freedom to of religious freedom by banning minaret
serve one’s country. Instead, they prioritize Launching a lengthy investigation into reinstating construction.
the will of the majority, even if this will robs ROTC sends the message that the individual freedom to Clearly, pure democracy often leads to
others of liberty. If Brown wanted to honor the oppression of minorities. We should
individual freedom, it would have invited choose one’s career path can be sacrificed on the altar of therefore be skeptical of soliciting popular
ROTC back to campus immediately after opinion with regard to the lifestyle choices
the army rescinded its homophobic “Don’t popular opinion. of fellow students.
Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Some individual rights are beyond pop-
While Harvard immediately welcomed ular polling. Our constitution is motivat-
ROTC back to campus after the repeal of ROTC, they impose their worldview on that the University maintain consistency ed by the understanding that tyrannical
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Brown’s indecision others and force conformity. and respect the unpopular ROTC’s right to measures are often popular. The best way
proves that its continued ban is motivated The beauty of a genuinely free society exist on campus. to protect minority freedom is to enshrine
by more than just logistics. I will acknowl- is that no one person or group can prevent The only issue that should be investigat- rights in a legally binding document. The
edge that Brown’s investigative commit- other people from expressing their indi- ed is how to align ROTC’s academic stan- United States is not especially tolerant
tee does not constitute a simple majority vidual wills. Nonconformists are entitled to dards with Brown’s academic standards. compared to the rest of the world — rather,
vote about ROTC. However, the length of the same dignity and legal protection as ev- This purely logistical discussion would not it has stronger institutional checks against
the investigation, as well as the desire to eryone else. Launching a lengthy investiga- require any lengthy political debate or in- the oppression of minorities. Brown’s de-
get significant student input, proves that tion into reinstating ROTC sends the mes- vestigation. It would also certainly not re- cision-making should follow this principle
the University’s decision-making process sage that the individual freedom to choose quire some Brown students to impose their and respect the rights of students to join
about ROTC is being greatly affected by one’s career path can be sacrificed on the political ideology on the rest of the campus. unpopular groups such as ROTC.
popular sentiment on campus. Soliciting altar of popular opinion. To bolster my case against majority will
student opinion before making a decision This forced conformity is anti-Amer- and for individual freedom, I will cite a Oliver Rosenbloom ’13 is a history con-
seems reasonable enough, but in this case, ican. We protect minority rights and un- position with which most Brown students centrator from Mill Valley, Calif. He can be
such a democratic move would empower popular choices, as long as these choices can agree — that gays should be allowed to reached at oliver_rosenbloom@brown.
one group of students to effectively rob an- do not harm others. When the military had marry. edu
Daily Herald Sports Tuesday
the Brown Tuesday, February 8, 2011

W. Basketball track & field

Women’s squad picks up first Ivy win Three


By madeleine wenstrup
Sports Staff Writer
ally continued through Columbia.”
The defeat was the fifth confer-
first-place
After a disappointing start to the
Ivy season, the women’s basketball
ence loss in a row this season and
left the Bears in need of a spark to
change their game.
finishes at
team was in need of a boost. On
Saturday night, Bruno changed gears
“At Columbia, we really hit rock
bottom,” Dixon said. “We said, Yale
and picked up a key win against ‘We’re done. We’re losing. We are
Cornell only one night after a big through with that. It’s time to come
loss to Columbia. together as a team and step up.’” By james blum
Sports Staff Writer
Columbia 72, Brown 49 Brown 66, Cornell 53
On Friday, the Bears (5-15, 1-5 Bruno brought that positive Although the Giegengack Invita-
Ivy) traveled to New York City attitude to Ithaca, N.Y. on Satur- tional at Yale was not scored, the
where they failed to snap their sev- day. They quickly jumped out to a Bears still made their presence
en-game losing streak, dropping 10-point lead in the first five min- felt on the track last weekend.
the ball to the Lions (5-15, 2-4 Ivy). utes and only increased the margin Three athletes returned to Brown
Columbia jumped out at the start throughout the first half. The Big with titles as the squads continue
with an eight-point lead at 14:37, Red (5-15, 2-4 Ivy) pulled within to progress through the indoor
but Brown kept them at bay with six points, but Bruno retained their season with the Feb. 26 and 27
a team-wide shooting effort. The lead and headed into the locker Ivy League Heptagonal Cham-
Lions led by as much as 11 in the room with a comfortable 16-point pionships at Columbia less than
first half, but by halftime the Bears advantage. three weeks away.
had cut the lead to five. Point guard Lauren Clarke ’14 “It’s a building process, and
But Bruno could not keep up the was back in action on Saturday night we’ve got a long ways to go, but
pressure in the second half, and the after recovering from a shoulder I’m pleased with the progress,”
deficit ballooned to 20 points with injury. She put up eight points in the said Tim Springfield, assistant
7:37 remaining in the game. The first half and 13 for the game, mak- distance coach.
difference ultimately increased to ing her the second-highest Brown Christian Escareno ’11 gave
23, and the Bears dropped to 0-5 scorer of the night. the top performance on the men’s
in the Ivy League. “It’s really nice to have Lauren side, running to a first-place fin-
“We came out strong in the first Clarke back at point guard. She ish in the 5,000-meter in 14 min-
half, but in the second half, their added a lot of leadership and min- utes, 31.01 seconds.
three-point game and inside game utes for us this weekend,” Burr said. The sprinters were well repre-
really took us out,” said Head Coach Co-captain Hannah Passafuime Jonathan Bateman / Herald sented by John Spooney ’14, who
Jean Burr. ’12 led the Bears in maintaining With Hannah Passafuime ’12 leading the way, Brown beat Cornell on Saturday. claimed fifth place in the 60-me-
The Bears could not match Co- their edge over Cornell in the sec- ter dash in 6.94 seconds.
lumbia’s efficiency, shooting just 33 ond half. Passafuime scored nine percentage against Penn. ing up in the Ivy ranks this weekend. “I felt like it was okay. The start
percent from the field compared to points right off the bat, extending “Basketball is a game where you “In the Ivy League right now, it’s was a little off,” Spooney said. “For
the Lions’ 41 percent. Bruno’s lead to 21 points at 15:37. sometimes have droughts, and you any man’s game — we just have to the 60-meter, I’d like to run in
“The difference in shot percent- Brown held that momentum just have to play through that — de- come out with that intensity,” Dixon 6.80 seconds.”
ages determined the game,” Sheila for the rest of the game. The team pend on each other more,” Burr said. said. “We’ll be ready to go.” Dan Lowry ’12 covered 3,000
Dixon ’13 said. “They shot really shot 44 percent from the field, a “They came through on Saturday The team returns home to face meters in 8:20.66, finishing sec-
well. We’ve been in a shooting slump vast improvement from the previ- with passing and shooting.” Dartmouth Friday before hosting ond overall in the event.
the last couple of games, and it re- ous weekend’s 22 percent shooting The Bears hope to continue mov- Harvard the following night. Brendan Boyle ’14 also ran
a strong race in the 3,000-me-
ter, posting a time much faster
gymnastics than what he ran in high school,
Springfield said.

Bruno scores a season high, but still falls short “I was pleased with the perfor-
mances,” Springfield said. “It may
be hard to tell from the results,
but we had a lot of individuals win
By sam sheehan beam as Michelle Shnayder ’14 Haas, who tore her anterior The Bears also traveled to Ar- their sections, so that’s a positive
Sports Staff Writer took seventh place with 9.450, cruciate ligament in her knee last izona State for a head-to-head sign they’re competing well.”
and Haas’s score of 9.375 was year one month before coming to meet against the Gym Devils the Elaine Kuckertz ’13 highlight-
The gymnastics team scored a good for eighth. Both were ca- Brown, is competing in her first previous Friday. The team again ed the women’s performances,
season-high 188.3 points, taking reer marks, complementing Carli truly healthy season for the Bears. found itself on the short end of covering one mile in 4:56.32. Not
third place behind the Univer- Wiesenfeld’s ’12 third-place, 9.675 Carver-Milne said she thought the stick, as they were edged out far behind, Kate DeSimone ’14
sity of Bridgeport, with 191.975 effort. Haas’ story was an inspiring one by only five points. Lutfey and finished closely in third place in
points, and host Rutgers Universi- Head Coach Sara Carver- and praised her tenacity. Wiesenfeld took first and sec- 5:02.21.
ty, with 191.225 points, last Friday. Milne said she was very happy With a predominately young ond in the all-around, and Katie Hannah Wallace ’13 won an-
The team’s efforts were led by with the team’s efforts and cred- team, the squad has also seen Goddard ’12 and Lutfey scored other title for Brown in the pole
Kasey Haas ’13, who placed third ited intense new routines as the great leadership from the captains high marks in the vault, with the vault, vaulting 11 feet, 9.75 inches
in the bars with a new personal reason for Bruno’s season-high and veterans. Binkley in particu- two tying for fourth. Wiesenfeld to clear the bar. Colby Lubman ’14
record of 9.725. Haas’ score was performance. lar was cited by her coach for her grabbed a second-place finish finished fourth in the 60-meter
the highest on the team in a day “We did some upgrading of determination. on the beam, and Lutfey paced dash, while Susan Scavone ’12
marked by a series of personal routines, and it paid off. They re- “A lot of seniors would just Bruno’s efforts in the floor, taking came in second in the 60-meter
bests. ally pulled it together,” she said. kind of coast in their last season,” third place. hurdles.
Captain Chelsey Binkley ’11 With only one more competi- said Carver-Milne. “Not Chelsey.” The Bears are back in action As the squads continue to
and Emily Lutfey ’13 also set new tion left before the Ivy Classic, The team expects to see im- this Friday when they will travel prepare for the Heptagonal
personal records on the bars — the team continues to work on provement in the coming weeks as to Durham to take on the Uni- Championships, some runners
Lutfey’s 9.650 earned her eighth, tightening up their routines, eye- the athletes become more famil- versity of New Hampshire, the remain sidelined by injuries. Mi-
and Binkley’s 9.525 snagged her ing the 190 point mark required iar with their difficult routines in University of Alaska and Michi- chael Stumpf ’13 and co-captain
12th. The team did well on the to qualify for nationals. search of even higher point totals. gan State. Matt Duffy ’12 are among those
who are banged up, according to
Springfield.
Bruno will next compete at the
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New York City Feb. 20, which will

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to gain additional experience be-
fore returning to the state for the
Heptagonal Championships.