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There was no rest for the weary this weekend as the womens basketball team fought through two challenging conference games. The Bears (12-8, 3-3 Ivy) gave Princeton its closest Ivy League challenge of the season Friday but eventually conceded the game, 57-45. But the team rebounded one day later, besting Penn 59-55 in extra time Saturday evening. Princeton (15-4, 5-0 Ivy) has been the talk of the Ivies this season. Ever since conference play opened in January, the Tigers have been walking all over their opponents, most notably demolishing Columbia 94-35 and Penn 83-48. But if Princeton thought its matchup Friday would be another walk in the park, it was mistaken. Brown had been preparing for the nationally-ranked team for weeks, hoping to give the reigning Ivy League champions a little bit of trouble. continued on page 5
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority may eliminate commuter rail service weekdays after 10 p.m. and weekends, according to proposals released last month by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board Finance Committee. These changes, which would affect students who travel between Providence and Boston, would take effect in July. Its really harmful to so many of

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us who rely on a low-cost transportation option in the greater eastern Massachusetts area, said Jesse McGleughlin 14, a Boston native who uses the commuter rail to visit home and commuted weekly last year to do community service work

in the city. The MBTA, which controls Massachusetts area subway, bus, ferry and commuter rail systems, released the report following a projected fiscal year deficit of $161 million for 2013 and total debt of $9 billion. The report contains two proposed money-saving scenarios, each to save $165.1 million in annual revenue. The first scenario proposes an average 43 percent increase in current fares and the elimination of 60 bus routes. The second plan includes a 35 percent fare increase but eliminates 220 bus routes. Both plans would eliminate weekend and late-night commuter rail service. The MBTA has held 11 public forums in the past month following the release of the proposals and continued on page 2
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The MBTA has proposed two plans to combat its projected $161 million deficit.

Hope students organize for salad


By alexa pugH Staff Writer

Parents tell their children to eat their vegetables when they are young, but the students at Hope High School actually asked for them. On Jan. 9, Hope students traded in three days of cafeteria nacho service in exchange for a brand-new salad bar, the first in the Providence Public School District. The students responsible for

the change are members of Hope United, a student group at the high school facilitated by Zack Mezera 13 and Aaron Regunberg 12 that focuses on social justice issues at the high school. After brainstorming ideas over the summer, Hope United decided that

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improving school lunches was a top priority. The school didnt really have

any decision in it it was really the students, and we all really wanted healthy food, said Marcus Dube, a Hope United member. Though the school district complies with the Rhode Island Nutrition Requirements, such as serving only whole grains and low-fat and fat-free milk products, some of the more popular lunch options at Hope still included cheeseburgers, pizza and macacontinued on page 3

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Corporation adds $1 million incentive to fundraising drive


ored an individual person through this type of donation, said Tammie Ruda, executive director of annual giving. The Million Dollar Milestone: A Record for Ruth challenge seeks to surpass the Annual Funds previous record of 34,316 donations reached in the 2007 fiscal year and would represent an eight percent increase over last years 31,793 donations, which totaled $35.4 million. Thats a tall order, Ruda said. I think that the fact that it is in honor of President Simmons the fact that we have heard from so many people that they want to do something in her honor made us believe that we could achieve that. Ruda said the challenge was set up to thank Simmons for her contributions to the school, which include expanding financial aid for undergraduates and establishing the School of Engineering. Ruda said this is the most aggressive participation challenge the Annual Fund has ever sponsored. Simmons has also facilitated the Annual Funds expansion dramatically as president, doubling it from $18 million to $36 million in annual donations over the past decade, said Stephen King, senior vice president for University advancement. These funds help support undergraduate financial aid, graduate student fellowships, undergraduate teaching and research awards, first-year seminars, library and technology resources and faculty. Ruth championing (the Fund) has allowed us to get through some difficult economic times, and fluctuations in the endowment and continue to move forward with plans for the institution, King said. When we thought about President Simmons tenure here at the University, we realized that a lot of continued on page 2

A pair of losses this weekend slowed the womens hockey teams charge toward its first postseason berth in five seasons. But the hunt is not over yet. The Bears (7-11-7, 4-104 ECAC) fell to Clarkson (18-7-5, 12-4-2) and St. Lawrence (17-8-4, 11-5-2) but are still in position to make the playoffs with just four conference games left to play this season. The losses extend Brunos losing streak to four, but a resilient performance against the Golden Knights provided a silver lining to an otherwise difficult stretch of games. The Golden Knights came out on the offensive in the first period, forcing Bruno goalkeeper Katie Jamieson 13 to stop 13 shots. Despite power plays for both teams, neither could break the deadlock in the opening frame. We came out strong, and we surprised Clarkson, said Sarah Robson 15. They were not ready to compete with us. They thought they could walk all over us. The game sprang to life in the second period, as each team found continued on page 5
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Challenge organizers aim to top the Annual Funds current donations record. By MaRgaRet nickens Senior Staff Writer

To honor President Ruth Simmons after her 11-year tenure, the Corporation will donate an additional

$1 million to the Annual Fund if the fund receives a record 34,317 donations in the 2011-12 fundraising season. While the Annual Fund has hosted matching challenges in previous years, it has never hon-

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continued from page 1 milestones were achieved, Ruda said. If the Annual Fund achieves its goal, it will be another milestone in Simmons career, she added. The Annual Fund and the Corporation, the Universitys highest governing body, set a donation goal rather than a monetary goal to mirror President Simmons focus on community engagement by encouraging those associated with the University to contribute, Ruda said. They also did not want to discourage people from making smaller contributions, King said. Undergraduate alums contributed more than $25 million to the 2010-11 Annual Fund, accounting for the largest portion of donations. Parents of alums and current students contributed the next largest amount in donations, according to the Annual Fund website. Current students, graduate school alums and other relatives also contributed in smaller amounts to the Fund. There is no exact number for the total amount staff and faculty members contributed because many are listed as alums or parents, Ruda said. As in past years, the Annual Fund will be raising donations through such venues as the reunion weekend, the Parents Annual Fund and the Senior Class Gift. The Fund initially planned on hosting Ruth Booth events in which faculty members, staff and students could leave video appreciation messages for Simmons while learning more about the fundraising challenge. But the events were canceled due to scheduling conflicts and overlap with other contribution efforts initiated by University groups, Ruda said. Ruth has been a champion for the Brown Annual Fund since day one, and she has always stressed the importance of a strong annual fund for a strong university, King said. The Corporation really wanted to provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to participate in some way to say, thank you.

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continued from page 1 plans to hold an additional 11 meetings through March 6. Based on the outcomes of those meetings, the MBTA will make final recommendations before the board votes on the changes in April. The public is welcome to submit comments through the MBTA website, but no meetings are currently scheduled to take place in Rhode Island. Students who use the service expressed concern over the potential changes. Its really the only mode of transportation that is convenient and frequent enough to get into Boston for students who dont have cars, said Jason Shum 14, who uses the commuter rail once or twice a month. The buses to Boston as I know are quite infrequent, he said. Many of us prefer the train to automobiles and count on the affordable costs, McGleughlin said. The high prices of Amtrak are not a good solution. Members of T Riders Union, a group that represents low-income and transit-dependent communities, have testified against the proposals at the forums and MBTA board meetings. The highest proportional increases will be forced on the most vulnerable riders through the elimination of senior and student passes, the union stated in a Dec. 7 press release. The MBTA proposal also suggests examining a reduction of current senior and student

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Rising autism rates prompt bill
By caitlin tRuJillo Staff Writer

TODAy IN UNIVERSIT y By BEN KUTNER, MARK R AyMOND, K AT HISTORy: FEB. 7 THORNTON


liberal intellectual speaks out against fraternities
In a 1963 speech in Alumnae Hall, famed educator and liberal historian Henry Steele Commager said the Supreme Court was the central conscience of Americans and denounced fraternities as educationally irrelevant. Commager, then a professor at Amherst College, said that since 1938, the Supreme Court had become a guardian of the majority against the tyranny of entrenched minorities, The Herald reported. An enthusiast of the American constitution, Commager also said the most relevant legacy of the American Revolution was the creation of constitutional measures for rebellion. Commager spoke about fraternities as an outdated inheritance that did not contribute positively to college life, adding that Amherst was socially ideal because of its lack of Greek life. Commager was the second in the 1963 American Characters series held by the Faunce House Board of Governors.

Providence measles outbreak poses minor threat to students


The Herald announced February 7, 1979 that a Providence measles outbreak posed a small threat to the University. Of 53 measles cases, only two were reported in East Providence. Gerald Faich, then chief of the state health departments division of epidemiology said 18 to 21-year-olds were not especially vulnerable to the outbreak, ruling out the majority of college students.

President Gee abruptly resigns from University


Vanderbilt University officials surprised Brown students and faculty by announcing that then-President Gordon Gee had accepted the position as chancellor of Vanderbilt, effectively resigning his position as president of Brown. Gees two-year presidency is notably the shortest in the Universitys history. With the exception of several administrators, community members were unaware of Gees discussions with Vanderbilt until the official announcement. Gee is currently the president of Ohio State University.

A bill to expand autism treatment by amending legislation passed last year that mandated insurance coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment in children is awaiting consideration in the Rhode Island General Assembly. The House of Representatives and Senate bills sponsored by state Rep. Peter Palumbo, DCranston, and state Sen. Edward ONeill, I-Lincoln, North Providence and Pawtucket would slightly alter the wording of last years law by adding psychiatric, psychological and pharmaceutical treatments to the list of services insurance providers must cover. The current law specifies mandatory coverage for speech, physical and occupational therapies. The amendment would shift the focus toward earlier intervention in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders, ONeill said. The amendment would also require that practicing behavior analysts specialists who work with and recommend resources to people recently diagnosed with autism and other brain-based disorders be licensed with the Rhode Island Department of Health. The law currently allows any licensed health care provider to practice applied behavior analysis. The legislation moved forward after being endorsed by the states Joint Commission to Study the Education of Children with Autism, said Judith Ursitti, the director of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, an autism advocacy organization. Ursitti, who has worked to get similar laws passed in other states, testified before the commission on the importance of both last

years legislation and the proposed amendments. Palumbo also chairs the commission. Rising rates of autism diagnosis prompted the legislation, ONeill said. ONeill, whose adult daughter has autism, said he understands what it is like for parents to feel like there are insufficient resources for their autistic children. One in 110 children falls somewhere on the autism spectrum, according to data from a 2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Twenty-nine states, including Rhode Island, currently mandate autism insurance coverage for children, Ursitti said. But only a handful of states have licensing laws for behavioral analysts on the books, she said. Expanded mandatory insurance coverage would give families easier access to diagnostic and treatment services than what insurance companies might otherwise offer due to autisms chronic nature, said Jane Carlson, clinical director of the adolescent residential program at the Groden Center, which provides educational care and other services for children under 21. Concessions were made during last years passage of the bill by capping mandatory insurance coverage at 15. Autism activists like Ursitti would have preferred no cap, she said, but compromise was necessary to appeal health care insurance providers and other businesses concerned about cost. The law currently caps the amount of coverage for treatments in behavioral analysis at $32,000 per person annually. Early intervention at two to three years of age can make a critical difference in the degree to which children become familiar with the mainstream, Carlson

said. The average age of autism diagnosis has dropped in recent years from five or six down to two or three, in Carlsons experience which has made it easier for treatment providers to instill social interaction, cognitive and other skills that allow children on the autistic spectrum to function in schools with their non-spectrum peers, she said. A Jan. 24 article from the news website Stateline reported that Rhode Island had the highest percentage of students enrolled in special education classes, a statistic that suggests the state is doing well at identifying children with autism and other disabilities, Ursitti said. But that has not stopped some medical practitioners from leaving the state for nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut due to the lack of state funding, she said. This has been a year of unprecedented cuts for people with disabilities, Carlson said, referring to the General Assemblys move last year to cut $24 million in funding for disability programs. Part of the problem is that people with disabilities tend to be on the target list, Ursitti said, and those with brain-based disorders are often excluded in particular because you cant do an MRI or an X-ray to show concrete proof of disability. But state Rep. Scott Guthrie, D-Coventry, is looking to restore much of that funding with a bill he introduced to the House last month. Guthries bill which aims to provide broader disability funding to adults would reinstate about $12 million of state funds that were cut, he said. The House bill is currently scheduled for a committee hearing Wednesday.

Salad bar replaces nachos at Hope High


continued from page 1 roni and cheese, according to a survey conducted by Hope United. All the grease and all the fat it gets you tired, said Madeline Tobar, a Hope United member. There was always a deli but I think that was the healthiest thing they served. The group brought their idea to Sodexo, the food service company employed by the school district. The students met with Charlie Santa Cruz, a Sodexo area representative, who told them how the lunch program operates and what Sodexo would be capable of providing to their school. You have 90 cents for an entire meal for a student, said Santa Cruz. I think it kind of caught them off guard. Santa Cruz had to veto some of the groups requests based on cost concerns. But he agreed to donate a salad bar in exchange for stopping nacho service for three days each week if Hope United proved the change was desired by the student population. The cafeteria still serves nachos twice weekly. A survey distributed to 400 students at Hope High School found that 92 percent thought that cafeteria lunches could be improved. In a second survey, 66 percent said they were unsatisfied with the vegetables offered, and 73 percent said they would use a salad bar. The salad bar opened after more than a semesters worth of work to what Hope United members described as rave reviews. First the nacho line was like the biggest line ever everybodys onto the salad bar now, said Jean Rodriguez, a Hope United member. Santa Cruz said he is pleased with the students work, but is more reserved about the projects prospects. Everyone is hoping that this succeeds, but as of now that remains to be seen. If it remains popular, Sodexo will look to install salad bars at other public schools in Providence, Santa Cruz said. Meanwhile, members of Hope United are gearing up to tackle a new project improving the schools bathrooms. Many bathrooms here are disgusting walls are torn up, theres not enough tiles, the doors wont function right, theres not enough supplies there, said Rodriguez. Mezera said he and Regunberg will also help to spread their student activism program to other high schools in the Providence district. They are planning a joint meeting between the schools at the start of the next academic year.

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Bill would allow wine, HIGHER ED R OUNDUP beer at farmers markets
By kat tHoRnton City & State editor

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New legislation in the Rhode Island House of Representatives may allow local wineries and breweries to sell their products at farmers markets in Rhode Island. Currently, these companies are required to go through a distributor in order to sell wine and beer at the markets. State Rep. Jared Nunes, DCoventry and West Warwick, said he introduced the bill after being approached by a constituent who works at the West Warwick Farmers Market, who told him local alcohol producers visit the market to hand out samples but get frustrated by not being able to make a profit, Nunes said. Laws permitting the sale of alcoholic products from wineries and breweries at markets already exist in Massachusetts and Vermont, said Noah Fulmer, director at Farm Fresh Rhode Island. The businesses are allowed to keep more of their profits by cutting out the middlemen. Portsmouth-based Greenvale Vineyards often crosses the border to sell its products in Boston, said Maggie Harnett, tasting room and events manager at the vineyard. She said she supports the legislation because local vineyards are so similar to the farming operations that form the core of local markets.

Once you really take a look at how much work goes into maintaining the vines and paying property tax for all this open space, its a pretty labor intensive, true farming operation, she said. It is helpful for a business to be able to deal directly with its customers, she added. Thats the best way to get people familiar with their products going out and putting it right in their face. But a struggle with liquor distributors may ensue as the legislation moves forward, Nunes said. If beer and wine makers can sell at public markets, it will undermine distributors role in other sales, Nunes said. They will protect that at all costs, he added. But Nunes said he thinks the move would stimulate extra economic activity. Its a win-win, he said. Sale of beer and wine at the oncampus Wriston Farmers Market would depend on the Universitys discretion, Nunes said. State law does not prohibit sale of alcohol on university campuses. But the prospect of alcohol sales at the market is unlikely, said Sheri Griffin, program director at Farm Fresh Rhode Island who works with Dining Services on the market. We dont normally do more exotic things at the market, she said.

George Huguely V pleads not guilty in yeardley love murder trial


Jury selection in the criminal trial of former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V began Monday and will continue Tuesday, according to an article published in the New york Times. Huguely is charged with the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend, yeardley Love, also a former UVA lacrosse player. Love was found dead from head injuries in her apartment in May 2010. Huguely pleaded not guilty yesterday, and his lawyers maintain Loves death was a tragic accident, the Washington Post reported. Huguely is also charged with burglary and grand larceny after allegedly stealing Loves laptop, which contained records of messages between the two. Huguely returned to court yesterday for the first time since his arrest almost two years ago. UVA law professor Anne Coughlin told the Cavalier Daily that the trial will focus on the difference between manslaughter and murder. Coughlin also raised the possibility of a plea bargain and suggested Huguelys lawyers will use his state of mind at the time of the incident as a defense. The UVA administration prepared for emotional distress among students this past weekend as the campus awaited the start of the trial, according to the Washington Posts Campus Overload blog.

Dartmouth hazing whistleblower defends allegations


Dartmouth senior Andrew Lohse published a column in the New york Daily News Monday defending the op-ed he wrote Jan. 25 in the Dartmouth. The column described a culture of hazing in the colleges fraternities. His defense, entitled The drunkest four years of your life, held that bizarre hazing experiences are unique to neither my former fraternity nor to Dartmouth these cultures of secret depravity at elite schools produce hordes of narrow-minded investment bankers and consultants with no social perspective except personal gain. More than 100 Dartmouth professors have signed an open letter condemning hazing, which they called the colleges open secret, according to the student blog Dartblog. Dartmouth administration has also opened negotiations with the Hanover Police to prosecute former fraternity members who engaged in hazing, the blog reported. In his original op-ed, Lohse recalled being forced to swim in a kiddie pool full of bodily fluids and eat omelets made of vomit, among other dehumanizing abuses. He criticized Dartmouth President Jim yong Kim 82 for failing to address the abuse that plagues Dartmouth. The open faculty letter published Feb. 2 also challenged Kims administration to ensure Greek life abides by the colleges core values of mutual respect, non-discrimination, inclusivity and openness. Kim has not issued a statement in response.

applicant claims admissions discrimination at Harvard, Princeton


An Indian American student has filed a complaint alleging Harvard and Princeton rejected him on the basis of race, according to the Washington Post. The U.S. Department of Educations Office of Civil Rights is currently investigating the claim. The student originally lodged a similar complaint against yales admission office but later withdrew the allegation. Asian Americans make up 16 percent of Harvard undergraduates and 5 percent of the U.S. population. But studies show Asian Americans routinely must score higher on standardized tests than their white counterparts to compete for the same slots at top schools, the Huffington Post reported. The Office for Civil Rights first investigated Harvards admissions process regarding Asian American students in 1990. The report described instances of stereotyping, but concluded Harvard did not violate civil rights laws because they found that preferential treatment for athletes and children of alums, and not racial discrimination, accounted for the slightly lower rate of Asian American acceptance compared to white applicants.

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The U.S. Agency for International Development announced plans to give $100 million to top universities in the next five years for the study of foreign development issues, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The move comes as part of the agencys new drive toward involvement in higher education research, which has included the formation of alliances with organizations such as the National Science Foundation. The grant program will support interdisciplinary studies that explore how different technologies and foreign aid strategies work in various regions of the world. The agency hopes dialogue and partnerships between universities will help answer broad questions about how to help the worlds impoverished people. The grants aim to allow researchers to devise innovative solutions to common problems in the developing world, study foreign aid and create an environment for students to form startup type organizations to help people in the developing world, the Chronicle reported. Universities may need outside funding to supplement the USAID grants in order to embrace the agencys extensive vision of universities as development laboratories for nonprofits and international companies.

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continued from page 1 constant belief in ourselves, that we can come back through adversity, said co-captain Katelyn Landry 12. Clarkson is a top team, but we can compete with anyone. Thirty-four saves from Aubree Moore 14 were not enough to slow down a tenacious Saints offense Saturday. St. Lawrence managed a goal at the start of each period to hand Bruno its fourth loss in a row. We came out flat and that stuck with us the whole game, Landry said. We needed to do everything faster. It seemed as if we were a little tired in that game, and St. Lawrence really came out strong, Robson said. They shut our system down. The Bears lone goal came midway through the third period. Robson scored her team-leading eighth goal of the season after corralling a rebound in front of the net and slipping her second-chance effort past the Saints goalkeeper. But Bruno struggled to generate any more offense and skated off the ice with a 3-1 defeat. The Bears will host two crucial games next weekend, welcoming ECAC foes No. 3 Cornell (21-3, 162) and Colgate (10-18-1, 5-12-1) to Meehan Auditorium. Robson said Bruno must come away with points against the Raiders, with whom the team is tied in the standings, to keep its postseason dream alive. The game against Colgate this weekend is really important, because theyre the team were competing with for a playoff spot at this point, Robson said. Rest is key right now, but so is showing up and having a good week at practice and translating that into the game.
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W. icers drop two Bears beat Penn in overtime conference games


continued from page 1 the back of the net multiple times to set up for a dramatic finish. Clarksons pressure paid off five and a half minutes into the frame, when Clarkson forward Carly Mercer fired a shot past Jamieson to give the home team the lead. The Golden Knights added another goal just over a minute later to double their advantage, 2-0. Bruno answered quickly, getting on the board by way of defender Jennifer Nedow 14, who finished off a slick piece of build-up play from Jacquie Pierri 12 and Alena Polenska 13 to cut the lead in half, 2-1. Clarkson seemed determined to maintain its two-goal cushion and capitalized on a power play at the 12-minute mark to push the lead to 3-1. But with five minutes remaining in the second period, Samantha Woodward 14 netted her first of the season during a Bears power play to cut the deficit to 3-2. Were a team that doesnt give up, Robson said. Thats what were known for, and thats what our coach constantly emphasizes in the dressing room. The dramatics came with less than four minutes left in the third period, when Robson scored her seventh goal of the season to even the score at 3-3. Neither side could find the game winner by the final horn, and the game headed to overtime. The Golden Knights ultimately proved too much to handle. Hailey Wood put home the game-winner just four minutes into overtime to hand Bruno the 4-3 loss and snatch two valuable points. I think (that game) shows a They are a very strong team, very balanced, said Sheila Dixon 13 last week ahead of the highly anticipated matchup. They have been blowing teams out. Ill be very interested to see how we measure up against them. I think we can play against them. But the Tigers impressive talent was on display right from the tip-off and slowed down the Bears in the first half at only eight minutes in, Bruno was behind 123. But two treys by Lauren Clarke 14 and Hannah Passafuime 12 instigated a 13-6 run that cut the Tiger lead 18-17 with 6:45 remaining in the half. Their pressure rattled us in the first half, said Passafuime. We adjusted really well. We had to claw our way back. But the Tigers responded quickly, led by their high scorer of the night guard, Niveen Rasheed, and left the Bears with a doubledigit deficit by the end of the first half, 30-18. Out of the locker room, the Bears made the first move. Just 15 seconds into the second half, cocaptain Aileen Daniels 12 scored a basket that started a 7-2 run that put Bruno the closest they would get in the second half, trailing 3225 with 16:41 remaining. From there, the Tigers flexed their muscles and increased their lead to double digits, enough to keep the Bears a safe distance behind. At the end of the game, Princeton came away with a 57-45 victory, but netted fewer points than any other league game this season. The Bears struggled offensively, but were led by Passafuime with 10 points. Dixon and Lindsay Nickel 13 both netted nine points. It was a good marker for ourselves, Passafuime said. We will compete with those kinds of teams, and when we play them again we will have a solid game. The matchup against Penn (811, 1-4 Ivy) was a nail-biter from beginning to end. The Bears held a delicate lead for the majority of the first half as both teams traded baskets. With just under two minutes left in the first half, Penn guard Meghan McCullough tied the score 21-21 with a trey, the first of many deadlocks. Daniels responded with a lay-up on the other end, but at halftime the score was tied again, 23-23. It was a defensive battle the
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whole time, Passafuime said. The second half was even tighter than the first. In the second 20 minutes of play, neither team was able to hold a lead greater than three points. At the final whistle, and the teams trudged back to their benches to prepare for extra time. The Quakers were the first to score in overtime, but with four minutes remaining, Passafuime took over. The senior guard single-handedly went on a 7-0 run to secure the lead and eventual win for the Bears. Penn made a late push, putting in a lay-up and two free throws, but Passafuimes offensive outburst was too much to overcome. In the last 15 seconds, Penn resorted to fouling to try and stop the clock, putting Nickel on the line to net two more points for the Bears and take the win 59-55. Everyone really stepped up in overtime, Passafuime said. It was really fun to see everyone play like that for 45 minutes. The Bears finally return to the Pizzitola Center this weekend after five straight games on the road. They host Columbia (2-17, 0-5 Ivy) and Cornell (9-10, 3-2 Ivy) Friday and Saturday evenings, both with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

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Rodrick Ferguson, University of Minnesota professor of American Studies, spoke last night as part of the Precarious University lecture series sponsored by TAPS.

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The wrong way to balance a budget
In his State of the State address last week, Gov. Lincoln Chafee 75 P14 unveiled a series of new sales tax increases as part of his $7.9 billion budget plan for next year. As reported in the Boston Globe, Chafees proposals would increase the sales tax on restaurant food and beverages from one to three percent, in addition to the existing seven percent sales tax, and levy sales taxes on currently tax-exempt items such as taxi fares, moving, storage and freight expenses, pet grooming and car washes. The additional revenue generated from these taxes which Chafee claims were designed to minimize the impact of these proposals on the working families of Rhode Island would largely go toward financing public schools. While Chafee clearly faced a delicate and dire situation as he designed this years budget, we believe his approach to state funding is exactly the wrong way of trying to solve the states fiscal woes. By choosing to increase the sales tax rather than the income tax, Chafee has turned to a regressive tax policy that will fall disproportionately on Rhode Islanders of lesser means. Though the state Office of Revenue estimates that the increase in taxes will be relatively small $34.60 for those making less than $10,000 per year and $393.55 for those making more than $200,000 annually as a proportion of income, the additional burden is greater on the cash-strapped former group than on the relatively comfortable latter group. Chafee argues that his proposal, in keeping groceries and clothing under $175 tax-exempt, affects only discretionary purchases. Yet in a state plagued by unemployment and in which small businesses seem to be closing their doors every day, this is exactly the wrong tactic. If these tax increases pass, citizens of all stripes will likely choose to eat in more, cut back on washing their car and take the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority rather than a taxi. This may be good news for home finances, but it is bad news for local restaurateurs, car washes and taxi drivers who are already struggling to get by in a recession. Forcing these businesses to effectively increase their prices will undoubtedly hurt consumer spending and small businesses, two incredibly important engines of any state economy. Though it may be less politically popular, we hope that Chafee considers instead generating this additional revenue through an increase in the state income tax on the higher tax brackets. This would offer a progressive way of spreading the costs of the recession, ensuring the burden is carried more by the mansion-owners in Newport than the single mother in South Providence for whom even $40 more in taxes per year is $40 too much. A regressive tax such as the sales tax is not only unjust, but it is bad economic policy in the face of a sluggish economy. While we understand the need to raise additional state revenue and are pleased that Chafee is seeking ways to increase the states support for education we hope that the governor considers doing so in a way that does not disproportionately harm the pocketbooks of the states poorest residents. editorials are written by The heralds editorial page board. Send comments to editorials@browndailyherald.com.

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PrideProm unnecessarily excludes
to the editor: While I applaud the Queer Alliance Coordinating Committees efforts to create a prom for LGBTQ students, I think the reasoning presented in the article (LGBTQ students prom dreams to come true, Feb. 6) is based on negative portrayals of the existing frameworks within the LGBTQ community at Brown. The co-coordinators quoted in the article, Irene RojasCarroll 15 and Jake Leavitt 15, are concerned with defining exclusion and inclusion in relation to the LGBTQ community, specifically at Brown. Rojas-Carroll says, Were not going to turn anyone away and we want something that can appeal to a broad audience and we dont want people to feel that theyre excluded. However, Leavitt almost instantaneously refutes RojasCarrolls sentiments by condemning the inclusion that has come about through a queer dance for LGBTQ students Sex Power God. Leavitt says that SPG has become an event that everyone on campus (goes) to and that it has lost its identity as a queer event. When is the inclusion of everyone on campus problematic enough for the queer community that another event, the PrideProm, is necessary? This attack on SPG is unrelated to the creation of PrideProm. SPG has created a space that opens the dialogue on gender expression, sexual health and sexuality in a context that includes people outside of the LGBTQ community. Condemning the progression of SPG into more than a social event, into an expansion of gender and sex conversation on campus, solely to highlight that some people arent comfortable with the kind of event that SPG is is a cheap shot. PrideProm is exclusionary because it is posed as a needed LGBTQ space in opposition to an SPG that has become overwhelmingly muddled with others who wish to participate in dialogue and exploration. taylor williams 13

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Let us sautee!
tary cooking space. Another try to make a simple pasta dish featured a four-person line for the oven in one Keeney kitchen: the only kitchen allocated to students residing in five floors of dorm rooms. Unsanitary and overcrowded conditions are obviously big problems. The University needs to alter its longterm plan and current policies to make student kitchens more accessible. There are indeed decent accommodations with kitchens in apartment style rooms, such as the Barbour Hall apartments and freshsible for most. Brown desperately needs to provide students with the means to cook meals on their own. The Liberal Learning Goals of the University are not only easily adaptable to the cooking experience, but the process of preparing, creating and evaluating a meal actively achieves them. First, cooking fosters independence it enables the chef to choose his own path, experience a plethora of different ethnic foods, designs and tastes in every meal. The chef must also learn about the a common goal. Ultimately, cooking stimulates the mind, much like attending a lecture or reading a textbook. Independence, evaluation, learning from experience, enhancing ones aesthetic sensibility, experiencing scientific inquiries and collaboration are all core principles of the Brown education, and cooking meets every criterion. Cooking is a household activity that every single Brown student will eventually have to know, and Brown ought to provide students with adequate spaces for it. The Universitys next dorm improvement project needs to include additional kitchen space, and facilities must begin to clean current kitchens more thoroughly. If Brown cannot guarantee these standards, they should not only allow, but also encourage off-campus living for students to gain culinary experience. Furthermore, they should consider offering a basic culinary class, or at least partner with Johnson and Wales University to allow Brown students to cross-enroll in one of the strongest culinary schools in the country. Regardless of the means it might ultimately employ, Brown is obligated to ensure its students are prepared for the future. It is our job now to let the University know that we applied and enrolled at Brown to be independent, liberal learners who explore new things and handle adverse situations even outside the classroom and in the kitchen. Steven Chizen 14 one day wishes to be an Iron Chef. If you want a Chizen cooked meal, email him at steven_chizen@brown.edu.

By STEVEN CHIzEN
opinions Columnist
Browns lengthy winter break leaves students with a whole lot of free time to fill. Cooking was never my forte, but I decided to give it a try. My ultimate goal: return to Brown for the spring semester proficient in all culinary activities, from purchasing proper ingredients, finding recipes on the Internet, working kitchen machinery and cooking delicious meals. Its a skill that everyone should know, not to mention one that the spirit of the Universitys liberal arts education should embrace. Unfortunately, Brown does not have adequate space for students to hone the essential art of cooking. The majority of students reside in dorms. Some residence halls kitchens have recently been converted into dorm rooms, while others have mold growing from the counters. One, in Olney House, has been converted into a party spot, sporting a full-sized bar and speaker system. Freshmen dorm kitchens, such as those in Keeney Quadrangle, lack pots and pans and smell like warm beer after nights of abuse. Throughout my time here at Brown, I have attempted to cook in a University-owned kitchen on multiple occasions, only to find myself disappointed. On one try in an attempt to cook a festive dinner during the holidays, I was left unsettled by ants in the cabinets and deemed the location an unsani-

Brown desperately needs to provide students with the means to cook meals on their own. The Liberal Learning Goals of the University are not only easily adaptable to the cooking experience, but the process of preparing, creating and evaluating a meal actively achieves them.
man dorms with respectable kitchen spaces such as New Pembroke. Those rooms are, however, extremely limited, and a low lottery number or unlucky freshmen dorm assignment prevents students from living there, not to mention that Barbours apartments cost more than an extra $1,000 per year. Another possibility is to live off-campus, but Brown mandates that all sophomores and juniors reside on campus despite the current lack of space and already converted kitchens and common rooms. Cooking, eating and living in a Cooperative House is an option, but nightly scheduled dinners and vegetarian restrictions make this option unfeafood he is using, how to be economically efficient in obtaining ingredients and follow a structured scientific recipe. Sometimes he must be creative, adapt to adverse situations with the kitchen appliances or concentrate on the appearance of the meal. He learns from experience, studying his past experiences to improve upon and apply what he has discovered in his next attempt. In addition, cooking enables students to understand where their food intake is coming from, as well as what corporations and farms they are supporting. Cooking is often done with roommates or friends, where members of a group collaborate with each other to reach

The benefit of resolutions, for the student


By LEIGH THOMAS
opinions Columnist
Walking on College Hill at the start of the semester, we can feel a tangible excitement in the air. Students return to campus refreshed, with more than enough break time under their belts to make the discomfort of last December no more than a faint memory. Having just celebrated the New Year, many of us face the spring with at least some thought of resolutions for 2012. Unlike others for whom the New Year represents an arbitrary new starting point, college students actually do experience a relatively clean slate at this time. We are fortunate to have some chance at attempting to achieve the goals we were perhaps too lazy or preoccupied to tackle previously. These promises we make to ourselves exist across a wide spectrum of feasibility from realistic to wishful thinking. Frequent among our ideas for selfimprovement are attempts to reverse the slovenly conditions we left during finals. Students vow to get more sleep, remembering one too many 5 a.m. breakfasts at Louis. Also common are resolutions about better eating habits. These range from striving to eat regular meals at regular times to trying to lay off the curly fries. In terms of social life, Ive encountered two different approaches. Some vow to get out more and make new friends, or to not spend Saturday nights tucked in with their textbooks quite so often. Still others look forward to cutting down on destructive drinking routines or to finding a calmer party scene. Class selection and the bustle of shopping period are not immune to our resolutions, either. Once again, students goals are divided. Specters of pressures felt in the fall cause some to seek out a more relaxed spring, honing in on later classes and chill professors. On the other hand, restlessness over winter break spurs productive way. Rather than clinging to a vague mantra of be better that normally permeates our desires for academic and personal achievement, we are able to narrow our scope and focus on specific, tangible goals. For those who spend any amount of energy working towards a New Years resolution, regardless of their degree of success, there will be some resultant improvement in lifestyle, even if for a short period of time. As the weather warms and attendance to the gym dwindles along with hours of sleep, at least we will have habits that perhaps even approximate addiction, the start of the semester is just the time to do it. According to a report from National Public Radio, repetitive behaviors we engage in are deeply motivated by our environments. Therefore, an effective method for breaking these habits is to (disrupt) the learned body sequence thats driving the behavior, which allows your conscious mind to come back online and reassert control. For students in a new semester, such disruptions are automatic. They include the routes we take to get to class, when we eat and so on. It would be a waste not to take advantage of this opportunity for behavior improvement. This is one of the few times in our lives when the New Year actually coincides with such a chance to, say, stop smoking or quit eating regular high-calorie midnight snacks. If nothing else, New Years resolutions promote a general mindfulness that is invaluable to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As Brown students, we are a focused and busy bunch. Rarely do we have the time to reflect on our everyday habits to this degree. The New Year gives us a moment to look both behind us to observe our mistakes and forward to make real improvements. Even if our resolutions are broad or overwhelming, like work out more or be nicer, giving thought to the problems that need fixing is the first step in a progressive direction. Leigh Thomas 15 is from New york. She can be reached at leigh_thomas@brown.edu.

New years resolutions promote a general mindfulness that is invaluable to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

some students to challenge themselves to pursue more difficult courses. And while its true that well all probably end up hunched in the Rockefeller Library over a pile of empty 5-Hour Energies and highlighted textbooks in May, there are some merits to making even a few corny resolutions. To start, New Years resolutions help us think about self-improvement in a more

had a period, however brief, of good habits. And, if it is to be believed that the progression of the semester will cause a decline of such habits, we will find ourselves making that decline from a higher standard than otherwise. Better to reduce sleep from eight hours to four rather than starting out the semester already deprived and exhausted. If ones resolutions center on breaking

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By MaRia acaBado Contributing Writer

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Squads fall to top opponents Track team competes


The No. 10 womens squash team traveled to Philadelphia this weekend to face Penn, Stanford University, Drexel University and Princeton. The Bears defeated Drexel 9-0 but ultimately fell 8-1 to No. 4 Penn, 9-0 to No. 5 Princeton and 9-0 to Stanford. The No. 16 men turned in a similar result, also beating No. 29 Drexel but falling to the No. 10 Quakers and No. 3 Tigers. Lydia Smith 13 easily handled her Drexel match and won 3-0. She gave a strong effort against Penn but lost 3-1. Kyla Harrington 13 also won her Drexel match 3-0 and was the lone player to win her Penn match, turning in an outstanding come-from-behind performance to win 3-1. The scores dont reflect how close it really was, Smith said, referring to the teams 9-0 loss to Stanford. Every game was super close, and we were right there with them. Theyre a really deep team just like we are. It was definitely a fight. The team then drove to Princeton Saturday to face the Tigers. The team fell 9-0, but Smith felt positively about the Bears efforts. Theyre a highly ranked team. They are very solid players, so we just played the best we could, she said. Smith went on to praise the performances of Sarah Domenick 14 and Kathryn Yates 14. Domenick had a really good match against her opponent, she said. Katie Yates is a mid-year transfer from Middlebury, and shes been a good addition to the team. She played a good match against Princeton. Now the Bears are back in Providence, using the losses as a learning experience to prepare for two tough Ivy matches this week. For a lot of people, it was a question of movement and fitness, and I think that with the higher teams, movement came into play a lot, Smith said. Were going to be looking to train solidly and play aggressively. One of the biggest things we focus on is playing our game and not being nervous in front of teams ranked higher than we are. The team will travel to Boston to face top-ranked Harvard Friday before hosting No. 8 Dartmouth Sunday in the teams last home match of the season. Its our last home match, and were really hoping for a good turnout, Smith said. For the womens team, its one of our biggest matches of the year. It should be great squash. The mens team defeated Drexel 8-1, but then fell 7-2 to Penn and 9-0 to Princeton. Co-captain Brad Thompson 13 and Charles Lebovitz 14, also a Herald opinions editor, were the two Bears victorious against Penn, winning 3-0 and 3-2, respectively. Any time youre able to get some wins against a team as strong as Penn, you have to be somewhat pleased, said Chris Holter 13. Of course, were not satisfied with a 7-2 loss, but were definitely proud of the way Chip and Brad played in their wins. The Bears defeated Drexel with strong performances across the board. Drexel has improved dramatically over the past few years, Holter said. We were very pleased with a 8-1 win. We played some of our best squash of the season. Now the team is preparing to face No. 26 Tufts University, No. 4 Harvard and No. 7 Dartmouth this coming week. Tufts and Dartmouth will be the last home games of the season, and the team is hoping to have plenty of fan support. Tufts is a must-win match for us, Holter said. So we hope to see some fans in the stands.

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By JaMes BluM SportS Staff Writer

The indoor track and field teams competed Saturday at the Tribute to Charles Torpey Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island. Though the meet was not scored, several members of both teams gave strong performances. On the mens side, John Spooney 14 won the 60-meter dash in 6.92 seconds. The mens 4x400meter relay team composed of Matt Bevil 14, Will Conway 15, Nathan Elder 13 and Michael Elnick 12 won the event with a total time of three minutes and 21.91 seconds. In the 1,000-meter run, Anthony Schurz 12 finished second in 2:28.94, and Conway took third, only two seconds behind his teammate. This was an opportunity for some of our younger athletes, who havent had a chance to step out there as much, said Tim Springfield, assistant track and field coach. I thought that Will Conway in the 1,000 m ran a very nice time on a flat track, and that was a fairly significant personal best.

Springfield added that Ben Stephenson 13 had a nice breakthrough and ran very strongly. Stephenson finished third in the 3,000-meter run, clocking a time of 8:41.43. On the field, Kenneth Thompson 13 leapt 14.22 meters to finish third in the triple jump. On the womens side, Susan Scavone 12 had another strong race, winning the 60-meter hurdles in 8.65s. Colby Lubman 14 captured second place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.16s, and Megan Palmer 14 finished the 800-meter run in 2:15.90 to earn first place. Off the track, Hannah Wallace 13 won the pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters. Brienna Crimmins 14 leapt 5.31 meters in the long jump to finish second, and Lacey Craker 13 finished second in the weight throw with a heave of 15.89 meters. Bruno will next compete at the Valentine Invitational hosted by Boston University Feb. 11. Springfield said the meet will serve as preparation for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Feb. 25-26.

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Dennis Robertson 14 gets in a scrum with a Clarkson player during a physical matchup against Clarkson University Feb. 3.