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Amid layoffs, Rhode Island

salary freeze sees record
to be lifted rain, flooding
By Alex Bell
Senior Staff Writer
Little damage to
campus buildings
Though the University an-
nounced approximately 60 staff
layoffs about two weeks ago, the
freeze on faculty and staff salaries By Heeyoung Min
will be lifted next year in order Senior Staff Writer
to keep Brown competitive with
its peers. Record flooding hit Rhode Island last
Next fiscal year’s budget, ap- week after heavy rains, but it caused
proved by the Corporation at its only minor damage to University
February meeting, includes a 4 buildings.
percent increase in the pool of Nick Sinnott-Armstrong / Herald The Department of Facilities Man-
funds for faculty salaries and a 3 Prospective students flooded the admission office with 31,136 applications for the class of 2014. agement received nearly 200 service
percent increase in the pool for calls last week during Rhode Island’s
continuing staff salaries. Each
individual’s salary increase may 9.3 percent acceptance rate for 2014 worst flooding in 200 years, but “there
were no severe damages” to Univer-
be more or less than these per- sity facilities, said Director of Custodial
centages because compensation By Miriam Furst The prospective members of the at times awed by the candidates we Services Donna Butler.
is determined based on merit. Staff Writer class of 2014 include students from were privileged to review over these Butler, who began preparing to
The increases are necessary all 50 states and 81 countries, accord- many months, and we are grateful clean up after the storm several days
“to address recent loss of ground At 5 p.m. Thursday evening, Brown ing to the press release. University for the opportunity to get to know before it hit, described the rain as the
in faculty salaries” and “a some- released decisions online for thou- administrators expect to enroll about so many inspirational and promis- “biggest test” she has encountered
what lesser rate of loss of com- sands of anxious high school students 1,485 in the incoming first-year class ing students from across this nation during the 10 years she has worked
petitive ground for non-faculty across the globe — bringing the num- in the fall, after a highly competitive and around the world,” said Dean for Custodial Services.
salaries,” according to President ber of admitted students to 2,804, or admissions cycle that saw a 21 per- of Admission Jim Miller ’73 in the The flood was also “the best test”
Ruth Simmons’ e-mail to the 9.3 percent of the record-breaking cent increase in applicants compared press release. of her office’s equipment, resources
Brown community following the 30,136 students who applied, accord- to last year. and emergency response, she said. “If
ing to a University press release. “We were deeply impressed and continued on page 2 there’s another flood, now we know
continued on page 4
we’re ready,” she said.
President Barack Obama issued an

Herald poll: Simmons’ Committee proposes emergency declaration for the flood-
damaged state, which authorized the
Federal Emergency Management

approval rate steady changes to tenure policy Agency to coordinate all relief efforts.
The federal government will be pick-
ing up 75 percent of the clean-up tab,
By Ana Alvarez the lobby of J. Walter Wilson during By Nicole Friedman Tenure and Faculty Development according to a March 30 White House
Senior Staff Writer the day and in the Sciences Library News Editor Policies. press release.
at night. The committee’s recommen- The record rainfall is another set-
President Ruth Simmons’ approval More than two-thirds of students, The maximum probationary period dations also included standard- back for the economically struggling
rating has not significantly changed 68.8 percent, said they feel confident before a faculty member is either izing the tenure review process state, whose 12.7 percent unemploy-
since last semester, despite recent about their or their families’ ability promoted with tenure or dismissed across departments, strengthen- ment rate is the third highest in the
publicity about her past tenure on to pay for their Brown education, should be increased to eight years, ing mentoring and feedback for country, trailing Michigan and Ne-
the Board of Directors of Goldman almost 10 percent more than in last according to recommendations junior faculty and restructuring vada, according to a March 26 report
Sachs, according to a Herald poll con- semester’s poll. But more than 10 in a report released March 25 by
percent of students responded that the ad hoc Committee to Review continued on page 4 continued on page 5
THE HERALD POLL they were very worried, similar to
last semester’s results. The poll
ducted last month. Of the students found that significantly more men, IN THE NET
polled, 77.5 percent said they approve at 43.8 percent, feel very confident
of the way Simmons is handling her about the ability to pay than women,
job, while only 6.2 percent said they at 28.4 percent.
disapprove. Support for the Undergraduate
Simmons’ announcement in Feb- Council of Students remained stable
ruary that she was stepping down from past semesters, with 48.6 per-
from Goldman’s board made national cent approving. Only 8.0 percent said
headlines. She told The Herald be- they disapprove of the council, but
fore the decision that she did not 43.3 percent of those polled said they
believe criticism about the firm’s did not know or had no answer.
compensation practices would affect Slightly more students, 52.4 per-
the University’s reputation, though cent to 43.5 percent, approved the
it “could funnel” to her. elimination of dining hall tableslips in
The Herald poll was conducted favor of centralized announcements,
on March 22 and 23 and has a 3.5 a recent proposal by UCS. Upper-
percent margin of error with 95 per- classmen responded significantly
cent confidence. A total of 714 Brown more favorably to the removal, with
undergraduates completed the poll, 58.9 percent approving. Only 47.1
Jonathan Bateman / Herald
which The Herald administered as a
The Bears battled Dartmouth’s Big Green on Saturday afternoon, eventually losing 9-7.
written questionnaire to students in continued on page 2

News, 3 Arts, 6 Opinions, 11
Sports.....8–9 police powers join the band DC TEa Party
Editorial....10 RISD students react to a Brunonians with a musical William Tomasko ’13 on the
Opinion.....11 bill that would give officers inclination work together capital’s taxation without
Today........12 the power of arrest and go solo representation

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C ampus N EWS “We were deeply impressed and at times awed.”

— Jim Miller ’73, dean of admission

Poll: Almost 80 percent of students approve of concert picks

continued from page 1
Poll Results
percent of freshmen and sophomores
said they approved. 1. Do you approve or disapprove of Strongly disapprove: 17.9% 6. On average, how many hours Brown, how physically attractive
The poll also found that a large ma- the way Ruth Simmons is handling Don’t know / No answer: 4.1% per week have you worked for pay or unattractive do you consider
jority of students, 79.7 percent, approve her job as president of Brown? this semester? yourself?
of Brown Concert Agency’s choices 4. How often this semester have
to play at this year’s Spring Weekend. Strongly approve: 37.7% you used resources or services 0 hours: 42.3% Ver y attractive: 15.1%
Though men and women approved of Somewhat approve: 39.8% — including drop-in hours and More than 0, less than or equal Somewhat attractive: 57.1%
the selection of musical acts in about Somewhat disapprove: 4.5% events — provided by the Career to 3 hours: 7.4% Somewhat unattractive: 8.8%
equal numbers, a significantly higher Strongly disapprove: 1.7% Development Center either online More than 3, less than or equal Ver y unattractive: 1.5%
percentage of men responded that Don’t know / No answer: 16.4% or in person? to 6 hours: 11.9% Don’t know / No answer: 17.4%
they strongly approve than women. More than 6, less than or
While 49.0 percent of men said they 2. Do you approve or disapprove of 0 times: 41.9% equal to 9 hours: 12.6% 9. Do you approve or disapprove
strongly approve of this year’s per- the way the Undergraduate Coun- 1-2 times: 38.0% More than 9, less than or equal of Brown Concert Agency’s choices
formers, which include Snoop Dogg cil of Students (UCS) is handling 3-4 times: 12.5% to 12 hours: 9.9% to play at Spring Weekend: Snoop
and MGMT, only 35.6 percent of its job? 5-6 times: 4.2% More than 12, less than or equal Dogg, MGMT, Major Lazer, the
women said the same. 7 or more times: 2.2% to 15 hours: 4.8% Black Keys and Wale?
According to the poll results, 56.1 Strongly approve: 9.8% Don’t know / No answer: 1.3% More than 15 hours: 9.5%
percent of students have worked Somewhat approve: 38.8% Don’t know / No answer: 1.5% Strongly approve: 42.4%
for pay this semester. Of those, the Somewhat disapprove: 6.4% 5. What is your current relation- Somewhat approve: 37.3%
plurality — 12.6 percent of the total Strongly disapprove: 1.6% ship status? 7. How confident or worried are Somewhat disapprove: 9.7%
sample — have done so for an aver- Don’t know / No answer: 43.3% you about your or your family’s Strongly disapprove: 2.7%
age of more than six and less than or Single: 59.4% ability to finance your Brown edu- Don’t know / No answer: 8.0%
equal to nine hours per week. Among 3. Would you approve or disap- In an exclusive relationship: cation?
non-freshmen, 62.8 percent reported prove of eliminating dining hall 33.6% 10. How important or unimport-
working for pay this semester, while tableslips in favor of centralized In a non-exclusive relationship: Ver y confident: 36.4% ant is religion in your life?
only 37.0 percent of freshmen polled announcements, either elsewhere 3.4% Somewhat confident: 32.4%
said the same. on campus or on the Internet? Engaged or married: 0.4% Somewhat worried: 18.8% Ver y important: 18.1%
The majority of students, 56.9 per- Other: 1.5% Ver y worried: 10.2% Somewhat important: 26.2%
cent, have utilized the Career Develop- Strongly approve: 27.3% Don’t know / No answer: 1.7% Don’t know / No answer: 2.2% Somewhat unimportant: 17.2%
ment Center this past semester. Most Somewhat approve: 25.1% Ver y unimportant: 33.5%
Somewhat disapprove: 25.6% 8. Compared to your peers at Don’t know / No answer: 5.0%
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U. releases admission decisions to over 30,000 applications

continued from page 1 that’s a lot for where I’m from because many seniors are admitted to selective have the flexibility to study all that, in the Brown student body,” Peterson
nobody has ever gone to an Ivy League universities, he said. and I know I’d be getting an amazing said.
Chance Craig, an admitted student school,” he said. “It’s a big thing that “By the end of sophomore year, education for it.” Jeff Handler ’14, an early deci-
and senior at Marvell High School in I got in. It’s crazy.” through junior year, people got re- Migliori, who has been involved sion admit from Newton North High
Marvell, Ark., has not visited Brown Another admitted student, John ally competitive about colleges,” King with Providence’s Trinity Repertory School in Newton, Mass., looks for-
yet, but said he is excited to attend A King from North Haven High School said. Company for the past few years, hopes ward eagerly to arriving on College
Day on College Hill in April. in North Haven, Conn., also applied Throughout the school day Thurs- to pursue a graduate degree in theater Hill in the fall.
“I applied to nine schools, and to nine colleges — but in his school, day, seniors were anxious about their through the Brown/Trinity Reper- “I spent a week visiting all these
impending admissions decisions, King tory Consortium after completing her schools, but when I got to Brown, I
said. “My friends and I kept looking undergraduate studies. knew it was the right place. I could go
sudoku at the clock in school, and a lot of my Will Peterson, a regular decision down the list of reasons,” including the
friends were just on the computer admit who hails from Orange Coun- academic freedom Brown provides.
right away when they got home, even ty, Calif., said his interest in Brown “But overall, it was really just the feel
though the decisions weren’t going to stemmed from talking to graduates of more than anything else,” he said.
be up for a while,” he added. his high school who had matriculated “It was raining when I visited and I
While both Craig and King are ex- as well as the New Curriculum, which still liked it,” he added. “And if you like
cited about their acceptances, they he called “a big deciding factor.” a school in the rain, you know it’s the
said they are not entirely sure whether Peterson is deciding between right place for you. I’m thrilled about
they will choose Brown. Brown and Stanford, though he is the next four years.”
Sohum Chatterjee ’14, an early currently leaning towards Brown. — With additional reporting by
decision admit from Calcutta, India, “I think I could see myself more Claire Peracchio
couldn’t visit schools in the U.S. but
said he was initially attracted to the
opportunities for interdisciplinary Classes by the numbers
study at Brown.
“I really wanted a blend of the 2013 2014
humanities and the natural sciences,
which my country’s system simply Early Decision 2,360 2,848
doesn’t offer,” Chatterjee said. Total Applicants 24,988 30,136
Chatterjee also attributed his in- Admit Rate 10.8% 9.3%
terest in Brown to interacting with a
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C ampus N EWS “RISD police officers gaining the power of arrest is slightly
disconcerting.” — Elizabeth Soucy ’13

RISD students worry about police power Students more confident

By Heeyoung Min
Senior Staff Writer
about financing education
The Rhode Island School of Design continued from page 2 Sciences Library on March 22 and 23.
may become the third school in the To ensure random sampling, pollsters
city to grant officers arresting pow- of those students, 38.0 percent in total, approached every third person and
ers — but some RISD students, who have used the CDC only once or twice asked each one to complete a poll. The
fear that officers could use their new this semester. poll has a 3.5 percent margin of error
powers to arrest underage drinkers, In this semester’s poll, nearly 60 with 95 percent confidence.
do not want to see that happen. percent of students said they were The sample polled was demo-
single and about one-third said they graphically similar to the Brown under-
HIGHER ED were in an exclusive relationship. graduate population as a whole. The
Freshmen, at 72.3 percent, are sig- sample was 51.1 percent male, 48.7
Brown and Rhode Island Col- nificantly more likely to be single than percent female and 0.1 percent other.
lege are the only two universities non-freshmen, of whom 54.9 percent First-years made up 25.8 percent of
in Providence employing campus are single. the sample, 29.3 percent were sopho-
officers with the power to arrest. The poll found that a slight ma- mores, 20.4 percent were juniors and
A bill under consideration by the jority of students said religion was 24.5 percent were seniors. Of those
Rhode Island General Assembly unimportant in their lives. But 44.3 polled, 65.7 percent of respondents
would recognize RISD officers as percent of students responded that identified themselves as white, 18.9
peace officers, RISD spokesperson religion was important in their lives. percent as Asian, 10.9 percent as His-
Jamie Marland said. Peace officer The 18.1 percent of people who said panic, 6.6 percent as black, 1.0 percent
status would give campus officers, Nick Sinnott-Armstrong / Herald religion was very important in their as American Indian or Alaska Native
who are presently not state-sanc- Brown’s officers are one of only two campus police forces in Providence lives falls below the national average and 0.8 percent as Native Hawaiian
tioned, the power to search, detain with the power to arrest. of 57 percent, according to the Pew or Pacific Islander. Also, 4.1 percent
and arrest individuals suspected of said. “I’ve always suspected that Research Center. identified with a racial group or ethnic-
illegal activity. But in 2008, officers issued a RISD’s extreme self-consciousness About seven out of eight students ity not listed and 1.1 percent chose not
total of 65 disciplinary referrals for in terms of its image has trickled who gave an opinion said they were to answer. The sum of the percentages
‘Slightly disconcerting’ potential weapons, drug and alcohol into its enforcement of rules — but attractive compared to their peers at is greater than 100 percent due to re-
Several RISD students expressed violations on campus: 8 for weapons RISD’s desire to be taken seriously Brown. Of all respondents, 15.1 per- spondents who identified with multiple
concern that campus officers would violations, 29 for drug violations and as an institution doesn’t really need cent said they were very attractive, ethnic or racial groups.
use their arresting powers inappro- 28 for alcohol violations, according to make itself present in the rela- while 57.1 percent said they were Senior Staff Writers Ana Alvarez
priately, especially to discipline un- to the report. The number of refer- tionship between Public Safety and somewhat attractive. ’13, Alex Bell ’13 and Talia Kagan ’12
derage partygoers. rals for alcohol violations was 64 the students,” Harrison wrote in an and Arts & Culture Editor Suzannah
“RISD police officers gaining in 2007 and 80 in 2006, the report e-mail to The Herald. Methodology Weiss ’12 coordinated the poll. Herald
the power of arrest is slightly dis- said. RISD officers might act more Written questionnaires were ad- section editors, senior staff writers
concerting to me,” said Elizabeth Students who receive a disci- like their Brown counterparts if they ministered to 714 undergraduates in and other staff members conducted
Soucy ’13, a Brown-RISD dual de- plinary referral involving alcohol gain arresting powers — or they the lobby of J. Walter Wilson and in the the poll.
gree candidate. are required to “undergo appropri- might go on a power trip, according
Soucy said student sentiment ate alcohol education, evaluation, to Harrison.
toward the campus public safety and/or treatment as determined “It’s kind of complicated. I don’t
department at RISD is different by appropriate officials,” according know whether RISD tells Public
from the attitude at Brown, mostly to the University’s Judicial Affairs Safety to be strict in their enforce-
due to the design school’s stricter Web site. ment of school rules, or whether Got tips?
enforcement of underage drinking Sarah Harrison ’12, a Brown- they enjoy enforcing rules, or both,”
policies. As a result, Soucy said, she RISD student, hypothesized that Harrison wrote. “If they had more herald@browndailyherald.com
thought RISD police officers could the design school might be stricter power, would they feel less the need
be more likely to arrest students in enforcing alcohol policies to cre- to assert it whenever opportunity
than Brown officers. ate the atmosphere of a “serious”
Brown’s Department of Pub- school. continued on page 4
lic Safety’s reputation of leniency
“promotes the ultimate safety of the
students,” Soucy said, making them
feel more comfortable calling the
police when in trouble — especially
if the situation involves underage
Ayo Ouditt, a RISD freshman,
agreed that granting RISD officers
arresting powers is excessive, and
may only lead to “unnecessary” ar-
rests of students who are drinking
In “extreme” cases of alcohol
abuse where intervention is nec-
essary, the administration already
has a disciplinary system in place,
Ouditt said. Those students face, for
instance, suspension or expulsion,
which are more appropriate penal-
ties than arrest, he said.
Though there have been cases
of expulsion due to alcohol abuse,
“excessive drinking isn’t a problem
here,” said Brenden Cicoria, a RISD
freshman. He added that RISD stu-
dents often go to Brown to drink
because Brown is known for its mild
enforcement of drinking policies.
Brown police officers made no
arrests for liquor law or weapons
violations and only one arrest for
drug violations in 2008, according
to the Department of Public Safety’s
crime report. No such arrests were
made in 2007 or 2006, the report
Page 4 THE BROWN DAILY HERALD Monday, April 5, 2010

C ampus N EWS “People say Providence is dangerous, but I would sleep on

the street here.” — Ayo Ouditt, RISD freshman

Gen’l assembly bill sparks controversy With 60 layoffs on the

continued from page 3

struck or become more overzeal-

said it was not necessary for their
sense of security on campus.
It is mostly “their presence that
rest, they would certainly get more
respect than they do now. But with
Providence police nearby, I’m not
way, salary freeze ends
ous in their enjoyment of enforcing counts, not that they have the power sure if we need real police officers continued from page 1 rent year’s freeze, but still “less than
RISD’s rules?” to arrest,” said Jeffrey Blum ’12. on campus.” what’s been done historically,” said
Ultimately Harrison, who was Ben Jones ’13 said he has walked Students at the University of Corporation’s February meeting. Chung-I Tan, professor of physics
written up by a RISD officer last alone at night on campus and has Rhode Island — whose officers The increased pools, which fol- and chair of the Faculty Executive
year, wrote that she would feel never felt unsafe — but not because are state-sanctioned and thus can low a year of salary freezes, will Committee. The University has
less safe if the peace officer bill is of the presence of DPS officers. arrest — argue that campus officers also be used to provide merit-based made “some inroads toward becom-
passed. “I’ve walked alone in the dark can do their job better with arrest- salary increases and promotional ing more competitive,” he said, but
When Harrison lived in a RISD and I’ve never found myself think- ing powers. adjustments, according to the Feb. Brown’s salaries are still lower than
residence hall located above the ing, ‘I’m glad there are police of- “Problems on campus are not 27 e-mail. its peers’.
Public Safety office last year, “there ficers around,’ ” Jones said. always about drinking,” said Renee “I think people understood why “I don’t think you can catch up in
was an atmosphere of stress” due to “That said,” he continued, “I’ve Lemieux, a URI freshman. “There is we had to (freeze salaries) given the one year,” he said. “But we’re mak-
the possibility of being approached read the crime reports, and I know occasionally domestic violence that endowment,” said Provost David ing sure we’re not losing ground.”
by an officer, she wrote. “Living at bad things do happen. In that re- goes on too, which is one example of Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98, adding that he One professor, who spoke on con-
Brown has been much less stressful spect, it’s good that Brown can take a case in which the officers should believes people expected some in- dition of anonymity, said she was
in this respect because I worry less care of these things internally.” have the power to arrest.” crease for the coming year. “We need surprised that there was any raise
about getting into trouble, despite Chief of Police and Director of Other URI students said the to be sure we stay competitive with at all given the state of the economy,
the fact that Brown officers do have Public Safety Mark Porter did not integration of their campus with other institutions.” Brown’s endow- and would have been willing to re-
the power to arrest.” respond to requests for comment. the general community calls for ment lost $740 million, or more than duce or forgo her raise completely
Though Harrison enjoys the increased security. 25 percent, in fiscal year 2009. if it meant saving jobs.
relatively lax enforcement of laws Different takes “Our quad is basically a park for Over the past eight years or so, “Given the economy, this looks to
at Brown, she finds it somewhat Campus officers are not taken se- anyone to visit,” said Sheena Mur- Kertzer said, Brown has made “a fair me pretty generous,” she said.
unsettling. “Of course, the fact that riously, said Elizabeth Hernendez, a ray, a freshman at URI. “I feel like it amount of progress” in achieving Tan said it was hard to judge the
Brown feels like kind of a legal play- senior at Johnson and Wales Univer- might make a difference if a campus more competitive faculty salaries, faculty’s general reaction to the sal-
ground in the middle of a troubled sity. “They look very young — some is closed, since you might not have but has “slid a little bit” in the past ary increase in light of the layoffs.
city is disturbing in its own right,” of them are college students — so as much of that outside force com- few years in comparison with its “Our main mission is providing
she wrote. no one takes them seriously.” ing in to threaten the security of peers. a first-rate education for students
Ouditt said he would have sup- Some of the officers actually the school.” Executive Vice President for Fi- and maintaining the strengths of
ported the bill if Providence were are students at JWU, said Sarah URI officers have the responsi- nance and Administration Beppie the University in terms of first-rate
unsafe, which he feels is not the Bardwell, who graduated last year. bility to ensure the safety of students Huidekoper said the discrepancy teaching and research programs,”
case. “We have a criminal justice depart- on a campus that lacks fences to between Brown’s staff salaries and Tan said. “I don’t think anybody
“If I thought crime was a prob- ment here that offers credit to stu- “keep other Rhode Islanders off those of its competitors was “less disagrees with that.”
lem at RISD, it would be a differ- dents for being public safety officers. university grounds,” Eli Roth, a pronounced” than that of faculty No faculty layoffs have been an-
ent story, but it’s not,” Ouditt said. They do it as an internship.” URI junior, wrote in an e-mail to salaries. nounced, and Tan said he does not
“People say Providence is danger- Campus officers at JWU have The Herald. Though the salaries of continuing expect any.
ous, but I would sleep on the street no power “whatsoever” to enforce “Depriving our enforcement of- staff will be higher next year, Hu- “We don’t want to cut any aca-
here.” laws or university rules, Hernendez ficials their chief tool of enforcement idekoper said the total amount paid demic programs,” he said. “In terms
Crime, including incidents like said. “I feel bad for them sometimes, would be a mistake,” Roth wrote. “If to staff will be significantly smaller. of faculty, that’s not being contem-
the massacre at Virginia Tech, is especially when they try to (tame) we want police officers to do their The overall decrease in the budget plated.”
always a possibility, but those events drunken parties. Students are job, it is only natural to arm them for staff salaries will be achieved Kertzer also acknowledged the
are “extreme outliers,” Cicoria constantly mouthing off to them. with the tools of their trade. This through organizational restructur- trade-off between eliminating po-
said. They’re treated like a joke around comes with the essential caveat that ing, including this year’s 60 layoffs, sitions and increasing salaries to
here.” it would be wrong — and indeed, 139 early retirements and numer- remain competitive.
Police presence at Brown Herndenez said she was on the unconstitutional — to see students ous positions eliminated through “We have to balance the attempts
Though students at Brown said fence about the necessity of a “real arrested for breaking university attrition. to minimize layoffs with the desire
there were benefits to having state- police” presence on her campus. “If rules, as opposed to state or fed- The increase in faculty salaries not to have another freeze in sala-
sanctioned police on campus, some campus officers had the power of ar- eral law.” is certainly preferable to the cur- ries,” he said.

After NEASC rebuke, committee proposes changes to tenure

continued from page 1 been above 70 percent since 1991, Under the recommended time- reviews. social sciences, and the other will
according to the report. A 2006 line, junior professors would receive In order to standardize the re- review candidates in the life and
the Tenure, Promotion and Appoint- study of 10 research universities an initial four-year contract, which view process across departments physical sciences.
ments Committee. revealed an average cohort tenure could then be renewed for another and ensure confidentiality, the com- “It is always an effort to get fac-
The ad hoc committee — com- rate of 53 percent, according to the four-year contract or two consecu- mittee recommended that candi- ulty to serve on committees” be-
prised of three administrators and report. Brown’s relatively high co- tive two-year contracts. dates for tenure not be allowed to cause of the extra time commitment,
nine tenured faculty members — hort tenure rate “may eventually While faculty members could see the final list of external review- Kertzer said, but “the net effect of
agreed that “our system was in some degrade academic excellence” as choose to be reviewed for tenure ers and that the required number the changes will be to make it much
respects not in keeping with the the percentage of tenured profes- sooner than in their seventh year, of outside reviewers be increased more desirable to serve on TPAC
common approaches that we find in sors continues to rise in proportion the extra time would be intended to 10. from a faculty point of view” because
our peer institutions,” said Provost to untenured faculty members, ac- to allow researchers to build up a “We’re providing for, I think, a its members will focus more on re-
David Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98, who cording to the report. stronger portfolio of work before fac- more complete review and a more viewing candidates in their fields of
chaired the committee. Brown’s high proportion of ten- ing departmental review. Reviewing deliberate review than the current study and expertise, he said.
The report addresses the “seri- ured faculty members “imposes professors for tenure “after only five system permits,” Ker tzer said. The tenure committee will meet
ous flaws and weaknesses” of the constraints on hiring and restricts full years may in some cases be too Though the committee did not with untenured faculty members
current system and its recommen- opportunities, limits the ability to ex- brief to allow even talented junior “set any particular rate” of junior Monday to receive feedback on its
dations represent “what we thought pand into new and important areas faculty the opportunity to provide faculty members that should receive recommendations. The commit-
might be the best way of strength- of scholarship, (and) reduces the evidence of their accomplishments,” tenure, the changes “could have tee will also answer questions and
ening the system with appreciation turnover that is vital to intellectual according to the report. the effect of putting us more into hear feedback at a general faculty
for Brown traditions and culture,” renewal,” according to the report. “These concerns are perhaps the range of most of our peers,” he forum April 13 and in meetings with
he said. Junior faculty members are cur- especially acute in laboratory-based said. the Faculty Executive Committee
The committee was formed rently hired as assistant professors sciences” because of the time it The Tenure, Promotions and Ad- and department chairs later this
this fall in response to criticisms for an initial three-year contract, takes to set up laboratories and vancement Committee reviews all month.
from a New England Association of then either dismissed or offered obtain funding, according to the candidates for tenure after they pass While some of the repor t’s
Schools and Colleges review team a second three-year contract. The report. departmental review. Pending the recommendations can be imple-
that Brown tenures a higher per- tenure review processes can then The report also found that the approval of the report’s recommen- mented administratively, others
centage of its junior faculty than do begin during their fifth year, so they University’s tenure review process dations, the committee’s member- require changing the faculty rules
peer institutions. can either receive tenure after their is “highly unusual, perhaps even ship would be increased by two and and regulations. The faculty will
Brown’s cohort tenure rate — second three-year contract is up or unique” in that departments are divided into two subcommittees, vote on these changes at its May
the percentage of junior tenure- search for alternate employment free to set their own standards for each of which would review half meeting, and if approved, they will
track professors who eventually during their sixth year if they are tenure and candidates play an “ex- the cases. One subcommittee will be put to a final vote at the May
receive tenure at Brown — has not granted tenure. ceptionally active role” in their own review cases in the humanities and Corporation meeting.
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C ampus N EWS “People say Providence is dangerous, but I would sleep on

the street here.” — Ayo Ouditt, RISD freshman

Record-setting floods mostly spare campus, but disrupt travel

continued from page 1 mained on campus during spring of staying on campus to “get some the hard work that my father and I cannot run with more than six inches,
break, the rain was only a nuisance. homework done” and save money put into renovating the finished area Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole told the
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hadizza Mohammed ’10, a Chi- in airfare. of the basement, as we’re now back Providence Journal.
The rain was heavier and lasted cago native, planned to explore Rhode “All in all, I’m glad I stayed be- to square one.” Marina Irgon ’11 planned on re-
longer than Butler had anticipated, but Island with her friends during her hind,” he said. The basement’s laminate floor, turning to campus on Friday for a
University facilities saw only minor last spring break before graduation, which Jenkins and his father finished Frisbee tournament at the University
damages due to “rock-solid construc- but the rain put a damper on their ‘Floating floor’ last year, “had to be completely torn of Rhode Island, but missed the first
tion” and the University’s elevated plans. Colby Jenkins ’12, a native Rhode up.” The flooding “gave a whole new day of the two-day competition be-
location on College Hill, she said. “We “We couldn’t really travel because Islander, lives just minutes east of meaning to the phrase ‘floating floor,’ ” cause her train was cancelled.
were very fortunate,” she said. of the rain. We ended up staying in, Brown’s campus in Rumford, R.I. he wrote. Irgon, who travelled from her
The University of Rhode Island’s sleeping and eating a lot, watching While the University’s facilities The Jenkins family salvaged “any- home in New Jersey, said that a parent
campus saw “significant damage” due movies, and playing a lot of Cranium. survived the storm virtually unaf- thing drastically important” by mov- had to drive her to campus the next
to erosion and flooding, Jerry Sidio, We ended up having fun,” she said. fected, Jenkins’ recently renovated ing those items upstairs, but suffered day. The change of plan was a “very
URI’s director of facilities services, Mohammed said she first realized basement was almost unrecognizable damages to many storage boxes and minor inconvenience” compared to
told the Good Five Cent Cigar, the the severity of the flooding when she after the storm. heavier items, including a treadmill the plight of other Rhode Islanders,
school’s newspaper. took the Rhode Island Public Trans- Rumford is near Brown’s campus, and some exercise bikes. she said.
Classes on the Kingston campus portation Authority trolley from cam- but “separated by a river so I’m not “Based on the speed at which wa- The eight-lane Interstate 95, Rhode
were cancelled for two days due to pus to Federal Hill on one of the heavy surprised that the two areas were af- ter was entering the house, I knew Island’s main highway, was closed for
the storm. days of rain. fected so differently,” he wrote in an that there was no way we could pre- two days.
While Brown students were scat- The trolley dropped her off three e-mail to The Herald. vent damage from happening. All we “A trip that normally took 20 min-
tered across the country during blocks from her destination, and the Jenkins went to Home Depot at could do was cut our losses and save utes took close to 2 hours when trying
spring break, University custodial walk was unpleasant and wet, she 7 a.m. Tuesday, the first day of the what we could,” he wrote. to find detours or just simply fight the
employees worked long shifts and said. storm, to purchase a vacuum and a The family may receive federal aid traffic,” Jenkins wrote.
overtime — amounting to 10 to 12 “That was when I knew the flood- pump. He scored the last pump in for repairs, depending on FEMA’s as- “When traveling over bridges that
hours straight — to keep water at bay ing was serious. If a shopping center stock, but was less lucky in his search sessment of the damage, Jenkins said, normally had water 15–20 feet below,
in the basements of the John Carter — if businesses — couldn’t cope with for a vacuum. describing the process as “a waiting the water was now up to the level of
Brown Library, 37 Manning St. and the flooding, I knew that neighbor- “They were already sold out of game.” the bridge, threatening to flood and
the John Hay Library, which houses hoods must have been hit pretty vacuums, and every other store in the block off another street,” he wrote.
rare books and manuscripts, Butler hard,” she said. area was out of pumps, forcing a large Travel delays and traffic Since April 1, about 200 people
said. Hector Ramirez ’12, who was in his number of people to just hope that the Amtrak train service to Rhode have volunteered to work with Serve
Custodial workers continually New Pembroke 1 dorm throughout damage wouldn’t be too severe,” he Island has been suspended since Rhode Island, the state’s volunteer
vacuumed affected basement floors the three-day storm, called Facilities wrote. “People are already compar- Wednesday, causing delay to some center, to help with disaster relief ef-
as water seeped in. “The faster you Management to report two small ing (the flooding) to our generation’s students’ return to campus. forts, Bernie Beaudreau, executive
respond, the less travelling there is. leaks by his windowsill, and a big- ‘Blizzard of ’78.’ ” The water was about 15 inches director of the organization, told The
Fortunately our staff got there very ger one in his closet. “The leaks have As water poured into his base- above the rails early Friday morning. Herald Saturday afternoon.
quickly. There was a great response been around for a while, but they were ment, Jenkins wrote he was more Amtrak’s Acela Express trains cannot Among the volunteers are “plen-
from our employees,” she said. never this bad,” he said. “disappointed” than worried. “The run with more than four inches of ty of Brown students,” Beaudreau
“Once you fill those (wet-vacuum) Despite a quick response from Fa- disappointment stemmed from losing water, and the slower regional trains said.
machines with water, it can be ex- cilities, “they didn’t do a whole lot,”
tremely heavy, but our employees did Ramirez said.
a great job. Everyone had a positive “I was fortunate that I was around
attitude,” she said. to take care of the leaks,” Ramirez
said, who placed an Arizona gallon
Catching leaks with cups jug under the leak in the closet, and
The flood put 4,000 Rhode Island- is still using Dixie cups to catch the
ers temporarily out of work and cost smaller leaks by his windowsill.
hundreds of millions of dollars in dam- None of his belongings were dam-
age, the Associated Press reported aged, but Ramirez said that the situa-
April 2. tion could have been worse if he had
But for most students who re- gone home to Los Angeles instead
Arts & Culture
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What’s Kraken? Alums collaborate on ‘Clash’ Making the band,

Brown edition
By Suzannah Weiss locked ourselves in a room with tains. “You gotta stick together out
Ar ts & Culture Editor Louis Leterrier,” Hay said. there. It’s cold,” he said.
“We worked ver y closely with And though he did not mar-
Phil Hay ’92 and Matt Manfredi ’93, Sam Worthington,” the actor in r y someone from Perkins as
creative collaborators and friends the lead role of Perseus, he added. Brunonian folklore goes, Man- By Fei Cai I played music in a bunch of
ever since they met at IMPROVi- “It was really interesting tr ying fredi vividly remembers meeting Staf f Writer bands, and we recorded albums.
dence auditions 20 years ago, are to take in his perspective on the his wife outside Rites and Reason It was something I really enjoyed
now the prolific screenwriters be- character.” Theatre. Musically-inclined students find doing, and coming to Brown, I
hind last weekend’s box-office hit Manfredi’s favorite part of the “Our close group of friends is diverse creative outlets around found there was more access to
“Clash of the Titans.” process was seeing the script come really from our days at Brown,” campus — alone, in a group, elec- equipment without having to pay
The duo has worked on other to life on the first day of filming in Hay said. tronically, acoustically — creating the hourly studio fee,” Nicholson
major films, such as “Crazy/Beauti- London, he said. Brown’s philosophy has helped a scene in which students can build said.
ful,” which starred Kirsten Dunst, For Hay, the highlight of work- Manfredi foster his way of thinking off one another’s talents. The band, which Jiang de-
and “Bug,” an independent comedy ing on “Clash of the Titans” was and his approach to his career, he In fact, some musicians may be scribed as “kind of folky,” wrote
that won multiple festival awards. seeing Liam Neeson, who played said. “You’re just kind of thrown surprised by the number of stu- most songs with just an acoustic
“Clash of the Titans” arrived in Zeus, yell “release the Kraken” for in here. You’re forced to kind of dent artists currently performing guitar and vocals. Afterward, more
2-D and 3-D theaters Friday, and the first time. The line refers to a find a passion and what interests — or even working on albums. instruments were added, such as
as of Sunday evening, made $61.4 villainous sea monster. you,” he said. “We are so fortunate, “I feel like there are a lot of bass, electric guitar and drum
million in ticket sales throughout “The eternal Dungeons and as I’m sure you guys are now. The musicians on campus, but they patterns from a computer. Jiang
North America, according to the Dragons–playing geek in me was professors at Brown are amazing. have a hard time connecting,” said described the production process,
New York Times. excited,” Hay said. They’re so interested in your well- Stephen Poletto ’12, who mixes including recording and editing,
“It’s really exciting,” Manfredi Manfredi said he and Hay ar- being.” music on his computer and pro- as very long.
told The Herald on Thursday, the gued over who got to type this Manfredi, an American civili- duces “mash-up work.”
morning after the film’s premiere line into the script, adding that zation concentrator, said he also Sharing ideas through
— which he compared to a fam- “to watch (Neeson) say it during “made some spectacularly bad Rats on the loose melody
ily reunion. “When you work on a that rehearsal was pretty thrilling art.” For Benjamin Nicholson ’11, Other Brown musicians, such
movie for so long, you become like to us.” “That’s not true, Matt!” Hay Heidi Jiang ’11 and Rhode Island as Addie Thompson ’12, go solo.
a little family,” he said. They may have made it to Hol- interrupted, citing a rock with a School of Design junior Dylan Thompson, an acoustic singer
The movie is a remake of a 1981 lywood, but Manfredi and Hay still golf club protruding from it on the Ladds, releasing an album did and songwriter, has been playing
film by the same name, based on identify with their alma mater. Main Green as a counterexample. not mean stressing over signing the guitar since sixth grade. “I
the stor y of the Greek mythical “We met at Brown University, “Conceptually, it was amazing.” with a record label. On March 19, bought a chord book and taught
hero Perseus. Hay said he grew up which you may have heard of, in Hay said he “dabbled in a lot their band, Leaky People, privately myself to play,” she said. “I was
watching the original, and his goal Providence, Rhode Island. It’s a of stuff,” such as cognitive science, produced its first CD, “Rats Eat- motivated mainly because I had
for the script was “to get a sense liberal arts college,” Hay said fa- linguistics and modern culture and ing Rats.” a lot of songs in my head and I
of movies we loved as kids.” He cetiously. media, but ultimately concentrated The band, which started a little wanted to hear them.”
hopes audiences take in the “child- “I remember getting my dorm in English literature. over a year ago, has been playing She added that she sometimes
like exuberance on the screen,” assignment mailed to me,” Man- “For both of us, our experience at small venues like Ben & Jerry’s makes up stories in her songs.
he added. fredi said. “I just couldn’t find at Brown was so much about doing on Meeting Street. Guitarist and “About half of my songs are like
Manfredi and Hay had known Perkins.” improv, doing plays, going to plays, singer Nicholson said he first met that. The other half are very per-
director Louis Leterrier for a long The advantage to Manfredi’s doing weird art projects,” Hay said. bassist Jiang during their fresh- sonal and are very much about me.
time when he called and asked if freshman dor m assignment, “You put up a play and 50 people man year, when they started play- I usually don’t tell people which
they wanted to write the script. though, was the oppor tunity to ing cover songs.
“From that point, we just kind of form friendships that he still main- continued on page 7 “All through high school, continued on page 7
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A rts &C ulture “I’m going to smite you from Olympus.”

— Phil Hay ’92, co-writer of “Clash of the Titans”

New student installation

shares thousand voices
By Jessica Liss
Contributing Writer

Over 500 individuals’ responses to the

question “How are you?” coupled with
dialogue and interviewers’ explana-
tions, radiate from speakers within
wooden poles in the audio collage “A
Thousand Voices.”
First formulated in September
2009, the idea for “A Thousand Voices”
developed over several months with
the help of a Creative Arts Council
grant, said Iona Juncan ’11, president
and artistic director of Listening Nick Sinnott-Armstrong / Herald
LabOratory, a student group focused Tiny speakers yield many words.
on creating audio performance and
Courtesy of Benjamin Nicholson
radio theater. The project was installed teners and to give them a chance to
The band Leaky People, whose members are Brown and RISD students, just released an album.
in two sites on campus, initially in the participate in the community of voic-

Brown musicians discuss projects

upstairs space at Production Work- es,” wrote Quyen Ngo ’12, the group’s
shop Feb. 26–27 and then in the Ly- coordinator of communications, in an
man Hall breezeway March 7–21. e-mail to The Herald.
“We wanted to give voice to a thou- “I don’t usually know what’s go-
sand people in the community and ing on, but it is really interesting. I’ve continued from page 6 samples online then laying down “People play in their rooms, and
beyond,” Juncan said. never experienced anything like this,” tracks and layering drum beats they don’t always start a band, but
The simple question “How are said Johnson and Wales University ones are which.” on top. you get to meet people and see
you?” is “a mode of engaging with freshman Gincy Jacobs after being Thompson said when she writes Poletto said he is currently tak- what music other people are inter-
people and approaching people, rather guided through the installation at the songs, she usually starts with a ing MUSC 1200: “Seminar in Elec- ested in playing,” he added.
than saying, ‘what is your state of mind March 20 event. melody or an idea. “I then marry tronic Music: Recording Studio as Poletto and Sam Rosenfeld ’12
at this time?’ — which might be a bit Juncan said she and her collabora- the two when I sit down and play Compositional Tool.” plan to organize a Web site where
off-putting,” Juncan said. tors believe the installation is “raising the guitar,” she added. “I’m building up a lot of knowl- musicians can work together. The
People walk into a space such as awareness that we overemphasize At Brown, Thompson has per- edge about what these software idea would be to have a musician
the breezeway and do not expect to visual universe over the oral universe, formed as both a solo artist and packages can produce,” he said. upload a piece of music so that
become immersed in something of which is even richer, and the conse- part of a band called One Night other musicians will have access
this sort, she added. quence of that is not listening actively Band. She has given performances From the stage to the streets to it.
According to Juncan, the project to people and communication.” at the Underground, talent shows Though these students quickly “A drummer can come, up-
had three primary goals: to provide In the future, Listening LabOra- and coffee shops. She said she broke into Brown’s music scene, load his track and a guitarist can
people with the opportunity to express tory hopes to reach new types of audi- likes to gauge people’s reactions many campus musicians may won- come and see it. He can lay it over
themselves during the difficult finan- ences, such as the visually impaired, when she plays. der how to become part of the Uni- his own music and re-upload it.
cial crisis, to restore meaning to an Juncan said. “It is nice to sort of see and get versity’s music community. Then a singer can come and lay
overused and meaningless question “A Thousand Voices” also will ap- feedback from people, what songs “The first thing you should do his own music over that track,”
and, lastly, to create an animated, in- pear at the Megapolis Audio Festival they liked, what songs they didn’t,” is play with your friends,” Jiang Poletto said.
teractive living space — a concept in Baltimore, May 14–16. she said. said. “There is an evolution, creation
inspired by artists of the Russian revo- The festival’s goal is “to bring Nicholson agreed. He encour- and recreation of content. Musi-
lution, who converted public spaces people from different disciplines The electronic approach aged any musicians looking to play cians would be building off of the
into performance sites. who use audio really as the primary But for others, music does not with others to go to “any type of work of each other and fueling
Listening LabOratory members component” of their work, said Justin always involve instruments. “I usu- open mic.” each other,” he said.
interviewed individuals in a variety of Grotelueschen, the festival’s manag- ally set up really loud speakers, my
settings. They sought out subjects on ing director. laptop, some strobe lights and do
campus and in places such as Provi- Alongside the work of over 60 live improv work for 45 minutes,”
dence senior homes, airports and artists from across the world, “this said Poletto, whose artist name is
students’ hometowns during breaks, particular installation, I think, will be Spoletto.
also incorporating foreign languages, one of the more challenging installa- Poletto, who began working
Juncan said. And whenever interview- tions,” he said, adding that one of its on his music a year ago, said he
ers asked the question, they insisted best features is its ability to engage was influenced by Girl Talk and
on a truthful answer, she added. the audience. hopes to perform live in the near
There have been eight perfor- But Listening LabOratory’s work future. “I’ve DJ’ed a few parties,
mance events organized around the on the installation is not complete. but I want to get out of that and do
installation — the final one as part of The group plans to increase the num- more concert-style shows.”
the interdisciplinary Arts in the One ber of perspectives represented in Poletto said he took a few elec-
World Festival March 20. the piece and to “keep adding to the tronic music courses that taught
Each performance “sought to community” of voices through more him the basics of what he does.
transform spectators into active lis- interviews, Juncan said. He spends a lot of time collecting

Hay ’92 and Manfredi ’93 behind 3-D film

continued from page 6 same. That’s not only creepy but to which Manfredi responded,
great,” Hay said. “Then I’m going to smite you from
are going to show up for sure,” he “That is creepy, though,” Man- Olympus.”
added. “Once you get out of college, fredi added. “We spend so much
you realize that’s not necessarily time together.”
the case.” Asked which “Clash” character
Their filmmaking career, accord- he would prefer to be in real life if
ing to Hay, is an extension of the he could, Manfredi chose Apollo.
projects they have been doing since “He was the center of a lot of the
college. “We almost approached it myths I read as a kid,” he said, add-
like another fun thing we could do ing that if he were the sun god, “I’d
as a team because we liked working just hang out on Olympus for a little
together so much,” he said. bit.”
At this point, “our voices … on “I’m going to go with a small
the page have become exactly the character named ‘Ixas,’ ” Hay said,
The Brown Daily Herald

Monday, April 5, 2010 | Page 8

track winners   W. Lacrosse M. GOLF Fencing

Danielle Grunloh ’10, shot Bryan Powlen ’10,
put and discus throw discus throw Brown 11 Brown 1 21st at NCAA
Brynn Smith ’11, hammer Jordan Maddocks ’11, Harvard 10 Arizona State 4 Championships
throw high jump
Brown 18
Gabriela Baiter ’11, triple 15th out of 19 at
jump Women’s team at St. Mary’s (Calif.) 4
Hoosier Invitational Indiana Invitational
ScoreS Susan Scavone ’12, 100-
meter hurdles Men’s team at UConn
Brown 7
Dartmouth 9

m. lacrosse

Playing against top-10 teams, Bears keep falling just short

By Andrew Braca quarter, tied. We’ve got to take the captain Reade Seligmann ’10 and Tiffany said. “We constantly matched shot.”
Assistant Sports Editor lead.” Parker Brown ’12, the game was tied what they were doing.” After the Tigers added an insur-
After the game against Princeton at nine with 9:03 left in the fourth After a quiet first half in which ance goal, Seligmann added a man-
The No. 16 men’s lacrosse team in the home of the NFL’s New Eng- quarter. Tiffany said the Bears were Brown trailed, 3-2, getting goals from up goal with 53 seconds left, but
dropped a pair of close games to land Patriots, the Bears held a team able to survive Duke’s advantages David Hawley ’11 and Feinberg, the Fiorito made two saves in the final
top-10 opponents last week, falling meeting in the locker room that of 46-27 in shots, 34-22 in ground Bears recovered to take 36 shots in 30 seconds to seal the victory. Chriss
at No. 7 Duke (9-3), 11-10, on Tues- normally houses the New England balls and 16-8 in faceoffs because the second half, but they were fre- finished with nine saves.
day before suffering a 9-7 loss to Revolution soccer franchise to ask of “Matt Chriss (’11) making great quently stymied by Princeton goalie The Bears adapted to the experi-
No. 5 Princeton (7-1, 3-0) at the New themselves how they could improve. save after great save, the defense, Tyler Fiorito, who notched eight of ence of playing in Gillette Stadium,
England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette But the answers will come on the after the poor start, settling down his 17 saves in the fourth quarter. the home of the Patriots, after Tiffany
Stadium Saturday. The Bears’ re- field. and playing very tough, tenacious “I’ve never coached a Brown team urged his players not to be awed by
cord fell to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in Ivy man-to-man defense against one of that’s taken 36 shots in a half,” Tif- the venue.
League play. Duke 11, Brown 10 the best attack units in the country” fany said. “We generated 36 shots “Try to enjoy the atmosphere,
“Despite the fact that our oppo- On the strength of a 17-1 first- and opportunistic offense. against a good defense. To only score then bring it back to Earth, but I have
nents were both in the top 10 and quarter advantage in shots, Duke Muldoon scored his fourth goal five goals on those 36 shots is a tre- to admit, it really was a thrill to play
both outstanding lacrosse teams … raced out to a 5-0 lead just 17:26 into of the game to put Brown in front, mendous credit to Tyler Fiorito.” in an NFL stadium,” Tiffany said.
it’s still a disappointment in having the game in what Tiffany called “the but Duke answered with two goals, After Brown tied the game at five “What an exciting opportunity for
come so close, because close isn’t worst start in a lacrosse game that the second coming 10 seconds after on goals by Feinberg, Schlesinger us and our men.”
good enough for us,” said Head I’ve been a part of in my four years” the first, to take an 11-10 lead with and Hawley, Princeton took the lead While the Bears ponder how to
Coach Lars Tiffany ’90. “The group at Brown. Yet the Bears battled back 6:41 left. with 10:23 left in the fourth quarter. conquer their late-game struggles
of men I coach, they want more, so with goals by Rob Schlesinger ’12, Neither side would score again. The Bears answered five seconds against top-10 opponents, they will
we won’t be happy with coming up Andrew Feinberg ’11 and two from Though Chriss made two of his 15 later when Willie Fix ’12 keyed the turn their immediate attention to in-
just short against great teams.” quad-captain Thomas Muldoon ’10 saves in the waning minutes to keep fast break and fed Muldoon for the state rival Bryant (6-3). The Bears
Coupled with an 11-10 loss to No. before the Blue Devils scored once the Blue Devils off the board, the game-tying goal. will take on the Bulldogs Tuesday
9 Massachusetts (7-2) on March 23, more to take just a 6-4 lead into half- Bears could not beat Duke goalie “It’s tough to score in five sec- at 7 p.m. on Stevenson Field.
Brown has lost three straight games time. Dan Wigrizer despite two late extra- onds,” Tiffany said. “Bryant is a good lacrosse pro-
to top-10 opponents in which the Tiffany said the coaching staff man opportunities. After a five-minute scoreless gram, by no means a pushover,” Tif-
game was tied midway through the made no significant adjustments. stretch, Princeton scored twice to fany said. “Combine that with the
fourth quarter. “There was nothing special we Princeton 9, Brown 7 take an 8-6 lead with 4:07 left, with local state rivalry — it always feels
“Three games in a row, the oppo- said. It was really the men them- On Saturday, the Bears never the second goal coming on a strong good to beat your neighbors. I’m
nent scored the next goal, and then selves, after the second time out I took the lead against Princeton, but shot by Paul Barnes. sure Bryant is going to come over
we’re the ones chasing to the end of called, getting on each other and they repeatedly answered the Tigers’ “It was a 13-, maybe 14-yard laser here fired up and loaded, ready to
regulation,” Tiffany said. “We’ve got pushing each other.” rallies. that hit the absolute corner,” Tiffany play. We’re going to have to match
to find a way to make that next play After two goals by Feinberg and “That’s the character of this group said. “It hit the net and the corner their intensity and take it one step
when it’s the middle of the fourth one apiece from Muldoon, quad- of men: Never give in, never say die,” and bounced out. It was a perfect further.”

Morey ’99 signs contract with Seahawks

By Dan Alexander press release. ago. This past season, he was an
Spor ts Editor The former Brown wide receiver alternate to the Pro Bowl.
has made an NFL career as a spe- Morey heads to Seattle after
Sean Morey ’99 signed a multi-year cial teams standout. Morey earned three seasons with the Arizona Car-
deal with the Seattle Seahawks on a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl team
continued on page 9
March 29, according to a Seahawks as a special team player two years
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S ports M Onday “It wasn’t the prettiest win, but we still came out with the win.”
— Kate Strobel ’12, first baseman

This bear is softball

evolving to Bears drop the ball in three of four league games
By Ashley McDonnell just ended up with the perfect pitch, “We started figuring things out, but in the fourth inning with a double to

a seahawk Sports Staff Writer and it went.”

The Bears scored their game-
it was later in the game,” Enabenter-
Omidiji said. “We didn’t start making
left field, followed by a single from
Strobel. Both Thompson and Strobel
Over spring break, the softball team clinching run in the sixth inning. adjustments until it was too late.” were brought home by a single to right
continued from page 8 (12-9, 1-3 Ivy) started off strong, de- Pitcher Kristie Chin ’11, after relieving field from catcher Amanda Asay ’10.
feating Bryant (3-23). However, the Liz DiMascio ’13 in the bottom of the Penn 5, Brown 0 The Bears scored another run in
dinals, including one that ended team went on to lose its first two Ivy fourth, only allowed the Bulldogs to The adjustments the Bears started the top of the fifth, capitalizing on a
in a Super Bowl victory. League games to Penn (9-12, 4-0) and score one more run, sealing Brown’s making in the first game did not carry throwing error by the Lions to seal
Drafted in the seventh round only managed to win one of two games 5-4 win. over into the second game against the the victory.
by the New England Patriots in against Columbia (6-17, 1-3). “It wasn’t the prettiest win, but we Quakers. Though Penn scored all five
1999, Morey played on the Pa- still came out with the win,” Strobel of its runs by the end of the third in- Columbia 10, Brown 5
triots’ practice squad for two Brown 5, Bryant 4 said. “We proved that we have fire.” ning, Brown only managed to get one But Columbia did not let their loss
years before being signed by Though the Bears won, Bryant hit against Penn the entire game. to Brown in game one get them down.
the Philadelphia Eagles in 2001, dominated most of the game on March Penn 6, Brown 2 According to Enabenter-Omidiji, The Lions came back and completely
the press release said. He joined 25. At the end of the fourth inning, But the Quakers extinguished the because the team was crushed after dominated the Bears in the second
the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004 the Bulldogs led the Bears, 3-0, after Bears’ fire in their first series of Ivy losing to Penn in the first game off a game.
and moved to the Cardinals in the Bears had the bases loaded but League games on Friday. grand slam, the Bears were unable to At the end of the third inning,
2007. failed to score any runs in the top of “Teams tend to pick it up with Ivy bounce back in time for the second Columbia led the Bears 3-0. The
In 109 games, Morey has 11 the fourth. starts, when we play people in our game. Bears’ offense came alive, however,
catches for 168 yards as a re- “They just had a lot of hits,” said own conference,” said Head Coach “Some have the ability to put it in and scored four runs in the top of the
ceiver and 151 tackles on special first baseman Kate Strobel ’12. “It was DeeDee Enabenter-Omidiji. “We ex- the past, but we didn’t,” Enabenter- fourth inning. But the Lions would not
teams over his career, accord- a matter of them hitting and us not pected as a team to be competitive. Omidiji said. “It carried into our play let themselves be outdone and scored
ing to the press release. Morey hitting.” Unfortunately, that didn’t happen in in the second game. You could see the five runs in the bottom of the fourth
will reunite in Seattle with Head But in the top of the fifth inning, the our first series.” devastation in the players’ faces.” inning, making the score 8-4.
Coach Pete Carroll, who was the Bears came alive. After second base- Penn scored two runs off a home “They got a lot of cheap hits,”
Patriots’ head coach when New man Erika Mueller ’13 (also a Herald run in the first inning. Though the Brown 3, Columbia 0 Enabenter-Omidiji said. “They hit it
England drafted Morey during sports staff writer) and shortstop Katie Quakers did not score again until the The next day against Columbia, just soft enough to allow them to get
his final semester at Brown. Rothamel ’10 walked, third baseman bottom of the seventh, the Bears spent Brown seemed to shake off the losses on base. It was one of those ‘Twilight
In college, Morey was a three- Stephanie Thompson ’13 doubled to the entire game playing catch-up. In the to Penn. Though the Bears got off to Zone’-type games.”
time first-team All Ivy selection bring home Mueller. With two runners fourth inning, Strobel hit a home run a slow start offensively, Chin on the The Bears scored their final run
and won Ivy League Player of in scoring position, Strobel stepped up and in the top of the seventh, Rothamel mound kept the team in the game by in the sixth inning, but Columbia an-
the Year honors in 1997. He still to the plate and hit a three-run home hit a double that brought home Muel- shutting down Columbia’s offense. swered with two runs of its own, mak-
holds the Ivy League record in run. ler, tying the game, 2-2. “Kristie Chin did a great job keeping ing the final score 10-5.
career touchdowns, touchdowns “I just knew that there were run- But in the bottom of the seventh, them off balance,” Enabenter-Omidiji “Offensively, you would think scor-
in a season, career receiving ners on second and third, so I wanted Penn’s Brooke Coloma hit a grand said. “Whenever you can shut a team ing five runs would be enough” to win,
yards and receiving yards in a a single to the right,” Strobel said. “I slam, dashing the Bears’ hopes of go- down like she can, you have talent.” Enabenter-Omidiji said. “But not when
season. had two strikes on me quickly, but I ing into extra innings. Thompson kick-started the offense you’re giving up 10.”
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Teaching at Brown worth

the long commute
To the Editor: it for five days a week), but until one
becomes available, I will be content
As a faculty member with a with National Public Radio, the oc-
long commute, I read with inter- casional book on tape and getting
est your recent article (“From afar, to know my newly acquired hybrid.
profs make the commute,” March Although “hypercommuting” does
11) on the subject. In my case, the require some sacrifices and accom-
round-trip drive from my home in modations, I believe that I speak for
Madison, Conn., is approximately others in my situation when I say
175 miles, which I am able to make that it’s well worth it to be able to
every weekday with the help of an teach at Brown.
incredibly supportive family who
understand how much it means to
me to teach here. I would certainly Richard Bungiro PhD’99
prefer an affordable and convenient Lecturer in Biology
mass transit commuter option that
fits my schedule (Amtrak doesn’t cut

A le x yuly

e d i to r i a l
Letters, please!
After the flood
Brown students were lucky to get away from school as a “kick in the teeth.” If there was ever a time for
last week, as Rhode Island was hit with record rain- Brown students to go the extra mile in helping the
fall and devastating floods. In one 24-hour period, surrounding community, this is it.
some areas received an astounding seven inches of This context should also figure in the federal
rain, resulting in floods that forced hundreds from government’s decision to apportion disaster relief
their homes and left thousands without electricity. funds. The federal response has thus far been swift.
This week, students return to an area for which President Obama’s declaration paves the way for the
t h e b r o w n d a i ly h e r a l d President Obama has issued a “major disaster dec- Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid in
Senior Editors
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Sophia Li Ellen Cushing help neighbors in need. Napolitano visited the state on Friday.
George Miller Chaz Kelsh
Emmy Liss Seth Motel According to the Providence Journal’s Web site, Still, more can be done. Members of Rhode Is-
Joanna Wohlmuth
donations to the local chapter of the Red Cross are land’s congressional delegation are pushing for the
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Anne Speyer Arts & Culture Editor
Suzannah Weiss Arts & Culture Editor Claire Kiely Shawn Reilly Island is coordinating volunteers statewide, and there that state and local governments match 25 percent
Brian Mastroianni Features Editor Katie Koh is also a great need for people to work in shelters and of federal relief aid. Considering that the state un-
Hannah Moser Features Editor Directors
Brigitta Greene Metro Editor Kelly Wess Sales assist with damage assessment and cleanup efforts. employment rate is the third highest in the nation
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Dan Alexander Sports Editor events or parties in the coming weeks should seek to benefit from a little extra federal generosity.
Zack Bahr Asst. Sports Editor to collect donations for flood victims and encourage While federal aid is critical, it must be accom-
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D.C. — safe from democracy

have been trusted to have a voice in their argued that my fellow D.C. residents and I ally elect them.
national legislatures. already have “representation in Congress — Congress can take immediate action to-
WILLIAM TOMASKO Voting rights in D.C. have expanded 100 senators and 435 House members.” His wards ending taxation without representa-
through history — thanks to the 23rd Amend- claim rested on the fact that D.C. receives tion. One method would be passing a bill that
Opinions Columnist ment, ratified in 1961, we have three votes more federal spending per resident than any gives D.C. a voting House member. Such a bill
in the Electoral College, giving us a vote in state. passed in the Senate in 2009, but was never
presidential elections. Unfortunately, we have However, as Kyl acknowledged in the same considered in the House because of a toxic,
yet to attain representation in Congress. El- speech, much of that money is spent on federal anti-gun control provision.
Starting college is always a significant transi- eanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., serves as an buildings instead of going to local interests. Another potential solution would be a con-
tion. Students are — often for the first time elected, non-voting delegate. She is allowed And, even though the federal government stitutional amendment. The amendment could
— experiencing roommates, sharing bath- to vote on bills when they are in House com- owns 88 percent of Nevada’s land (and 68 grant D.C. its own House member, or maybe
rooms with strangers, figuring out how to mittees but not when they are considered by percent of Utah’s), giving citizens of those a House member and two senators. It could
work laundry machines and spending months the entire House. states plenty of built-in federal support, they even go further and turn D.C. into a state.
at a time away from their families. Yet another fix would be giving D.C. back
For me, when I started my freshman year to Maryland. When the Constitution was rati-
at Brown and began living in Rhode Island, fied, Maryland and Virginia both ceded land
I experienced another “first”: I was suddenly “Taxation without representation” was a catchy to create a capital city, and Virginia’s share
living in an area with representation in Con- was eventually given back. If D.C. (excluding
gress. slogan in the time of the Revolutionary War, but a non-residential sector that would host the
I was born in Washington, D.C., and, before
coming to Providence, I’d never lived any-
that undemocratic status still applies to the federal government) became a city in Mary-
land, we’d be instantly entitled to senators and
where else. Living in D.C. has advantages. We roughly 600,000 people who live in D.C. a representative.
get to enjoy free museums, like the National Plenty of solutions are out there, but for
Air and Space Museum. We can use a clean, one of them to be enacted, political will must
often-reliable subway system. Last summer, exist. According to one poll from 2005, only
we even had the honor of sharing our city with The Founding Fathers were aware of the are still trusted to vote for their own repre- 18 percent of Americans know that D.C. is not
a new cast of The Real World. capital city’s representation problem. Alex- sentatives. represented in Congress. Once they become
However, D.C. residents are also the only ander Hamilton proposed that, as D.C. grew Furthermore, as thrilled as I would be to aware, however, 82 percent support giving us
American citizens who pay federal taxes and in population, it could eventually get a vote consider Kyl my own personal senator, his senators and a representative.
serve in the military without getting to vote in Congress. official Web site sadly discourages that dream If enough awareness arises across the
for members of Congress. “Taxation without Modern critics of D.C. voting rights, how- of mine. His Web site promises to help Arizona country and our leaders fully commit to pur-
representation” was a catchy slogan in the ever, are perfectly happy to deny representa- residents get help with federal agencies and suing one of these solutions, maybe one day I’ll
time of the Revolutionary War, but that un- tion to 600,000 Americans, a number greater snag flags that were flown over the Capitol, but be able to be both taxed and represented. For
democratic status still applies to the roughly than the population of Wyoming. he doesn’t seem to mention similar services now, I’ll just have to appreciate Rhode Island
600,000 people who live in D.C. One leader in the struggle against enfran- he can offer D.C. residents. and its congressional delegation.
The United States is the only country with chisement has been Senator Jon Kyl from We may happen to live in the same city in
a representative government that has decided Arizona. As the Republican whip, he’s played which they work, but the 100 senators and 435
to disenfranchise its capital city. From Paris a role in fighting bills that would give D.C. a representatives Kyl mentions must naturally William Tomasko ’13 also appreciates the
to Baghdad, millions of other capital-dwellers House member. In one 2009 floor speech, he focus their attention on the people who actu- National Zoo.

They’re not all made out of ticky tacky

people need to get divorced, or that we have order to do the right thing. He may have been I will not be “selling out” if I go to law
to worry about unscrupulous behavior when original with his hunting cap and all, but his school. I will be “buying in” — buying in to
EMILY BRESLIN engaging in real estate transactions. However, own life seemed pretty “crappy” to me. the idea that our legal traditions are part of the
lawyers are not to blame for these facts of life; I preferred “SLC Punk!” — James Meren- good American society. This does not involve
Opinions Columnist rather, they help facilitate the negotiation of dino’s 1998 film about a Salt Lake City kid’s dis- accepting everything about the American le-
this unfairness. illusionment with the punk scene and eventual gal system in practice or ceasing to examine
I suppose that people come by this prejudice decision to attend Harvard Law School. Even it with a critical eye. It simply involves the
The statement that investment bankers have against working within a legal or social system as a teenager, I had the feeling that joining acknowledgement that there is some good in
replaced lawyers as the most hated profes- honestly; “The Catcher in the Rye” is required the professional adult world does not make a the system and that starting over in an effort
sionals in America has become a common reading in many American high schools. We person a poseur or a phony. to build a utopia always fails. As adults, we
throwaway line, but it makes me wonder why apparently have the sense that individualism I do not think we all have to make extreme have to start where we are rather than dismiss
lawyers apparently occupied that place to be- everything that came before us outright and
gin with. Like many Brown graduates before embrace anarchy like naive teenage punks. If
us, many of my friends and I will probably be we have problems with the fact that less than
headed in the same direction after graduation. I will not be “selling out” if I go to law school. five percent of criminal cases went to trial in
We think of Brown as the type of place where it 2002, for example, it is far more productive
is possible to avoid joining the rat race at least I will be “buying in” — buying in to the idea to work for change in small ways rather than
temporarily; we can take all of our classes S/ to lose perspective completely and gripe like
NC if we want and still get a degree. We read
that our legal traditions are part of the good Holden Caulfield.
Marx over and over — I have been assigned American society. I realized a long time ago that I could do
“The Communist Manifesto” three times in “a lot more damage inside the system than
college. So why do we go off to work for the outside of it.” It is true that the system will
Man? At least, this is what I feel like Brown probably damage me too — long hours, boring
students are thinking as they roll their eyes is a good quality and that perpetual rebellion personal sacrifices to have good values and be meetings, some unsavory coworkers — and
when I tell them I want to be a lawyer. is the way to demonstrate it. decent and authentic human beings. Honestly, although that damage is not fair, it is just a
I think the objection to lawyers is primarily I personally hated Holden Caulfield’s insipid I simply do not have the energy for all the part of life.
based on an undeveloped intuition that people whining. I was as full of angst as the next teen- protest out there. Many teenagers (and Brown
have. One only goes to a lawyer when there is ager, but I was frustrated with his obstinacy. He students) seem to wish that they did, but we
a problem, so lawyers are bad because they may have refused to participate in the “phony” can only reject so much about our society, and Emily Breslin ’10 is a philosophy
profit off of the misery of others. This objection adult world, but I was not convinced that his growing up requires us to reach this conclu- concentrator from Harvard, Mass. She
fails spectacularly. It is not fair that life is such life was at all better because of this decision, or sion. As the protagonist of “SLC Punk!” says, can be contacted at emily_breslin@
that marriages do not always last forever and that he was intentionally making a sacrifice in “there’s no future in anarchy.” brown.edu.

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Excelsior | Kevin Grubb

3 Fruitopia | Andy Kim

c a l e n da r
Today, april 5 tomorrow, april 6

12 p.m. — Hashim Sarkis speaks on 4 P.M. — Priyadarshini Ghosh: Mohini

Beirut, List Art Center Attam Dance Demonstration and
Lecture, Ashamu Dance Studio
7 p.m. — Campfire Talk: The Los
Angeles Urban Rangers Enact the 4:30 p.m. — Financial Fitness
Megalopolis, John Nicholas Brown Workshop for Graduate Students
Center and Postdocs, Wilson Hall

menu Fruitopia | Andy Kim

Sharpe Refectory Verney-Woolley Dining Hall

Lunch — Popcorn Fingers, Gyro Lunch — Bacon Ranch Chicken

Sandwich, Vegetarian Submarine Sandwich, Swiss Broccoli Pasta,
Sandwich Enchilada Bar

Dinner — Macaroni and Cheese, Dinner — Italian Meatballs with

Roast Beef Au Jus, Grilled Cheese Pasta, Spinach Pie Casserole, Stir-
Fried Tofu

Hippomaniac | Mat Becker

Hippomaniac | Mat Becker

Island Republic | Kevin Grubb