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Honor                                                                                                                                                                   State
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Code                                                                                                                                                                    charges
up for                                                                                                                                                                  Pilchen
revision                                                                                                                                                                     Former SA President
                                                                                                                                                                          arrested on embezzlement
      Referendum will be                                                                                                                                                      charges in January
     put to a vote Monday                                                                                                                                                             By Miles Hilder
                                                                                                                                                                                      Flat Hat News Editor
               By ian Brickey
               Flat Hat Staff Writer                                                                                                                                       Former Student Assembly President Zach
                                                                                                                                                                        Pilchen ’10 was arrested last month in connec-
    Proposed changes to the College of William                                                                                                                          tion with his widely publicized personal spend-
and Mary’s Honor Code are drawing controversy                                                                                                                           ing spree last September, in which he used an
among students, with some calling the alterations                                                                                                                       off-campus SA account to buy cigarettes, movie
significant and damaging. But members of the Hon-                                                                                                                       tickets and other items.
or Council argue that the proposal makes the code                                                                                                                          A Commonwealth of Vir-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         file photo — the flat hat
clearer and more student friendly.                                                                                                                                      ginia warrant for Pilchen’s ar-
    Similar alterations failed in a referendum vote                                                                                                                     rest on a Class 1 Misdemean-
last semester after a last-minute push by students                                                                                                                      or charge was filed Jan. 9 by
                               and members of the                                                                                                                       College of William and Mary
                               Student Assembly who                                                                                                                     Police Lieutenant John Cole-
InSIdE                         argued students were                                                                                                                     man. Pilchen was arrested by
View last semester’s list not fully informed on                                                                                                                         campus police at 1:40 p.m. Jan.
of Honor Council cases         the changes.                                                                                                                             21. He posted $2,000 bail later Pilchen ’10
and the complete list             One policy change                                                                                                                     that day.
of candidates for the          that has come under                                                                                                                         Pilchen resigned from his position as vice
Honor Council.                 harsh criticism is the                                                                                                                   president of the SA Sept. 2, 2008. His resigna-
Page 3                         right of the chair to                                                                                                                    tion came shortly after he admitted to making
                               deny requests for an                                                                                                                     purchases with the SA off-campus account debit
                               open hearing with                                                                                                                        card amounting to $138.51 between April 28 and
“good cause.” Council of Chairs President Matt Di-                                                                                                                      May 12 of last year.
nan ’09 defended the amendment, stating that the                                                                                                                           Pilchen declined to comment for this story.
“good cause” change is being made at the requests       Jasleen singh — the flat hat                                                                                       He allegedly violated Section 18.2-111 of the
of the College’s legal counsel and the attorney gen-    Greg Collins ’09 was elated to win the title of Mr. William and Mary Wednesday night, beating out contestants   Code of Virginia, according to the arrest war-
eral of Virginia. The aim of the clause, Dinan said,    such as Kevin Dua ’09, Dan Gormally ’09 and Brian Terrill ’12. The contest was judged by Interim Vice           rant filed with the state. The warrant describes
is to empower the chair to successfully handle indi-    President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler ’88 Ph.D. ’06, government professor Clay Clemens ’80 and Associ-    Pilchen’s offense as an embezzlement of money
viduals who may be exceedingly disruptive during        ate Director of Student Activities Anne Arseneau. The event raised funds for the Alan Bukzin Memorial Bone
the course of a trial. Dinan stressed that if a “good   Marrow Drive, which will take place April 15.                                                                                               See PilcHen page 3
cause” decision were invoked during a trial, the de-
cision would be open to appeal.
    Another contentious change is the proposed
abolition of student-wide referendums to enact pro-
cedural change. These referendums can take as
long as two years to successfully be approved and
                                                        Antique phone system hangs on by wire
                      See Honor code page 3
                                                                       By austin WrigHt                             The phone system is 20 years old, installed         pus that’s always under construction.
                                                                       Flat Hat Editor-in-Chief                  before many students were born. It’s an energy-           Dorm phone lines — now free of charge —


Res Life policy                                           Last November, the College of William and
                                                        Mary’s phone system short-circuited, shutting
                                                                                                                 guzzler, requiring up to twice the electricity of
                                                                                                                 modern systems. It also costs more to run.
                                                                                                                    And the system cannot expand. That’s be-
                                                                                                                                                                        will likely cost $50 starting next semester. The
                                                                                                                                                                        College’s Information Technology department
                                                                                                                                                                        projects that most students will gladly give up


change could
                                                        down every campus line for about 10 minutes.             cause the company that made it discontinued the        their campus lines, since the vast majority rely
                                                          Since then, there have been no more black-             product about a decade ago. The system is now          on cell phones. The result: new campus build-
                                                        outs.                                                    maxed out, with 7,135 ports. New phone lines           ings can use the phone lines students no longer
                                                          Consider the College lucky.                            cannot be added, which is a problem for a cam-         need.


push frats out
                                                                                                                                                                           The flashy new School of Business building
                                                                                                                                                                        will be fully equipped with the 1980s phone sys-
                                                                                                                                                                        tem. Future buildings could be out of luck.
                                                                                                                                                                           “Ultimately, something will have to be done,”
                                                                                                                                                                        said Chris Ward, IT’s director of systems and
  Frats may drop campus                                                                                                                                                 support. “We’re now just starting to work on a
                                                                                                                                                                        request for a proposal so we can get some bids

   housing over new rules                                                                                                                                               on what a new system would cost.”
                                                                                                                                                                           Officials expect a new phone system to cost
                                                                                                                                                                        around $2 million, plus monthly operational ex-
                                                                                                                                                                        penses. A new system would cut down on energy
               By kevin liPtak                                                                                                                                          use by as much as 50 percent, Ward said, and
               Flat Hat Staff Writer                                                                                                                                    would have more advanced 9-1-1 technology,
                                                                                                                                                                        such as better location information and graphic
   From the moment he set foot on campus, Brian                                                                                                                         display capabilities.
Apkarian ’11 knew he wanted to be in a fraternity.                                                                                                                         “Old electronics suck down the power like no-
Some of that enthusiasm has been dampened, how-                                                                                                                         body’s business — it’s very costly from that point
ever, by a dilemma he and other fraternity members                                                                                                                      of view,” Ward said. “This is really old technol-
are dealing with: enlisting enough students to fill                                                                                                                     ogy. You can tell by just looking at it.”
on-campus housing units, as dictated by the College                                                                                                                        He’s right, you can tell. In the College’s switch
of William and Mary’s residence standards.                                                                                                                              room, the technology hub in the basement of
   “Every semester has been a hassle filling the                                                                                                                        Blow Hall that houses the College’s phone sys-
house,” Apkarian said. “Now they’re taking away                                                                                                                         tem, Courtney Carpenter has to yell over the
buy-outs, and it’s going to make it even harder.”                                                                                                                       rumble of an industrial air conditioning unit. It’s
   The task was made more difficult recently,                                                                                                                           needed to blow cool air at all times on the mas-
Apkarian said, after the College’s Residence Life                                                                                                                       sive machines that make up the College’s phone
department ended the popular buy-out policy for                                                                                                                         system.
Greek organizations housed in the Fraternity            Maral noori-MoghaddaM — the flat hat                                                                               Without the air conditioning unit, said the
                                                        The basement of Blow Hall serves as the hub for the College of William and Mary’s telecommunications network.
                     See Fraternities page 3            More than 15,000 telephone wires converge here, in a room cooled with an industrial air conditioner.                                         See PHones page 4
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                      Leah Fry, Copy editor                                                   St. Williams Hall at Boston College. Recent moves to place crucifixes in all the classrooms have upset professors.     under its new Nationalist
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                                                                                              Crucifixes cause controversy                                                                                           1959
submitted by e-mail to the section editor in which the incorrect information was
printed. Requests for corrections will be accepted at any time.                                  BC professors protest placement of crosses in classrooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The     Board    of     Visitors
                                                                                                             By aMeya JaMMi                                people; we’re not there for devotional purposes.          modified     the    curriculum
                                        Weather                                                              Flat Hat Insight Editor                       The crucifixes just come with the territory.”             for undergraduate studies
                                                                                                                                                              other professors felt placing crosses in the           by increasing the foreign
       Friday                       Saturday                      Sunday                         Some professors at Boston College have been               classroom was against the Jesuit principle of             language requirement. They
                                                                                              speaking out against crucifixes placed in every              tolerance.                                                also authorized the president
                                                                                              classroom over winter break. officials at the Jesuit            “Placing iconography in classrooms undermines          to     implement       reduced
                                                                                              institution say this is part of a program started            successful efforts of Boston College to be a              requirements for students who
                                                                                              by the university’s president, William Leahy, to             university that welcomes all students, faculty and        took foreign languages in high
        High 46                         High 54                     High 45
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                                                                                              promote campus-wide Christian art.                           staff,” Paul Davidovits, a chemistry professor, said      school.
                                                                                                 “As a Jesuit, Catholic university, the effort to          to BC Heights.
                            Source: www.weather.com                                           promote Christian art reflects our pride in and our
                                                                                              commitment to our religious heritage and the role it
                                                                                                                                                              Dunn told the Associated Press that students
                                                                                                                                                           have not been complaining about the new                  1971

      “
                                                                                              plays in fostering the Catholic intellectual tradition       crucifixes.
                                 Quote of the Week                                            that we celebrate as a university,” Boston College              “At the end of the day, we are still a Jesuit,        The Virginia State Senate
                                                                                              spokesman Jack Dunn said to BC Heights, an                   Catholic university and that is a core part of our       considered a resolution to
                Considering it’s an old clunker,                                              independent student newspaper at the university.             identity,” BC student Patrick Fouhy said to The          restore standards of public
             what it’s doing today is remarkable.




                                                                         ”
                                                                                              Boston College’s student population is 70 percent            Boston Herald. “Putting crucifixes up is a nice          decency and morality to state
              But at some point, [you’ve] got to                                              Catholic.                                                    reminder of that.”                                       universities by re-examining
              step up and say, enough’s enough.                                                  Although some classrooms already had                         According to the AP, some faculty members             open house regulations. The
                                                                                              crucifixes, the crosses placed in the remaining              unsuccessfully petitioned for the removal of the         resolution urged university
    — James Fields, an on-site technician at the College, about its                           classrooms were collected by students during                 crucifixes.                                              administrators to take a greater
    phone system                                                                              overseas service trips.                                         “I think it can be healthy to have a legitimate,      initiative instead of suggesting
                                                                                                 “There was never any formal consultation on               academic debate on the subject,” physics professor       any specific guidelines. Parents
                                                       See PHones page 1                      the issue [among the faculty], but I thought it was          Michael Naughton said to the BC Heights.                 and alumni had pushed for the
                                                                                              a good idea,” history professor James o’Toole                “Perhaps this will happen ... In an open academic        resolution.
                                                                                              said to BC Heights. “The crosses don’t matter in             environment, diverse views are welcome, including
                                     News in Brief                                            my classes because we’re not trying to convert               dissenting ones.”                                                      —by Ameya Jammi

College professors honored by Kaine
                                                                                              Street BeAt
  Two professors at the College of William and Mary were among
the 12 Virginian educators honored yesterday by Gov. Timothy M.
Kaine as recipients of the 2009 outstanding Faculty Award for ex-
                                                                                              What do you think about the Honor Code referendum?
cellence in teaching, research and public service.
  Biology professor Lizabeth A. Allison and government and public
policy professor Christopher Howard were the two recipients from
the College.
  The faculty members from two and four-year colleges and uni-
versities across Virginia will be recognized during an awards cer-
emony at the Jefferson Hotel as part of the annual oFA program
administered by the State Council of Higher education for Virginia
and sponsored by Dominion.
                                                                                              “As long as they’re not               “Besides the guy I know on                “I believe it brings us into the     “I love the Honor Code. I don’t
Faculty and staf f fundraise money for CVC                                                    weakening it, it’s fine. It’s good    Honor Council, I don’t know               new age — not so colonial.”          really care how it’s worded as
                                                                                              to have like things that easy         anyone who has read it.”                                                       long as the principle is still the
  The faculty and staff of the College of William and Mary raised                             to understand when they were                                                                                         same.”
$109,421.82 from oct. 1 to Dec. 15 for the annual Commonwealth of                             written in legal terminology.”
Virginia Campaign this year.                                                                                 Tracey Jenkins ’12                        Chris Bennett ’10                  Anika Armstrong ’09                   Lindsay Hundley ’12
  “This was the first time that we exceeded our participation goal                                                                                                                                         — photos and interviews by Bertel King, Jr.
for the CVC,” College CVC coordinator Carla Costello said. There
were 368 donors, surpassing the goal of 350.
                                                                                              CAMPUS PoliCe BeAt
  The fundraising campaign is held among state employees and
asks for donations of any size. employees can choose from about
1,300 charities. No overhead was charged for the contributions, so
                                                                                              Feb. 10 to Feb. 15
100 percent of the donations went directly to the charities.

                                                                — by Bertel King, Jr.




              Online-Only Content                                                                                                                                                     1 Tuesday, Feb. 10 — An individual reported a
                                                                                                                                                                                      stolen sign at the Jimmye Laycock Football Center. The
STudENT ASSEMBLy BuLLETiN                                                                                                                                                             estimated value is $20.
After short hiatus, SA unanimously passes two acts                                                                                                                                     2 — An individual reported a stolen bicycle on the 200
   by Russ Zerbo                                                                                                                                                                      block of Jamestown Rd. The estimated value is $110.
   The Student Assembly seemed rested after last week’s hiatus,                                                                                                                        3 Thursday, Feb. 12 — An individual reported a
unanimously and vigorously passing the Know What you Are                                                                                                                              bicycle stolen from the Morton bike rack. The estimated
                                                                                                                                                                1
Voting for Act and the Preventing the Finance Code from expiring                                                                                                                6     value is $100.
Act.                                                                                                           3                                                                       2 — An individual reported an iPod stolen from
   The Know What you Are Voting for Act allocates $109 to print                                                                                   4                                   Jefferson Hall. The estimated value is $150.
informational flyers to be placed in all undergrad CSU boxes detail-                                                                                                                   4 Friday, Feb. 13 — An individual reported two
ing the changes proposed in the 2009 honor council referendum.
                                                                                                                                                                                      incidences of missing items from the post office. The
                                                                                                                                                                                      estimated value is $80.
THE PrESS BOx                                                                                                                                                                          5 Saturday, Feb. 14 — An individual was arrested for
Women’s Basketball: Tribe strays from game plan                                                                                                                                       public drunkenness at the Wren Building.
   by Jack Pollock                                                                                                                                                                     6 Sunday, Feb. 15 — An individual reported a
   The College of William and Mary lacked composure Thursday                                                                                                                          vandalized vehicle on Harrison Ave. The estimated
night against Northeastern University, playing a reckless game that                                                                                                                   value is $300.
had little resemblance to the fast-paced play Head Coach Debbie Tay-
lor envisioned in the preseason. The College’s usually reliable three-                                                                        2        5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   — compiled by Bertel King, Jr.
point game and relentless defense proved to be its downfall, costing
them a crucial conference game heading into the closing stretch.


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Honor code changes spark debate                                                                                                                          Units to lose frats?
                                                                                                                                                         FRATERNITIES from page 1

over students’ rights, open trials                                                                                                                       Complex. The change in policy may prompt fraternities to lose
                                                                                                                                                         their housing due to excess available space.
HONOR CODE from page 1                    to The Flat Hat. Nelson has also been                                                                              For the past four years, fraternities were allowed three
                                          critical of the Honor Council’s reason-              SELECTED HONOR CODE AMENDMENTS                            buy-outs — a tool that allowed fraternities to purchase the
implemented, according to Dinan. The      ing behind the changes.                                                                                        vacant half of a double-occupancy room for $1,100, rather than
                                                                                        Allows graduate students to serve as Student
proposed change would expedite the            “According to the Council of                                                                               incurring the $2,300 vacancy fee. Members said the prospect
                                                                                        Council representatives for accused students
process, mandating that the Council       Chairs, the changes are to streamline                                                                          of a single room created an incentive to live in the units and
of Chairs and College President           the bylaws and allow the council to                                                                            reduced the financial strain of vacancies.
                                                                                        Grants accuser right to be present throughout
Taylor Reveley sign off on changes        be operated more efficiently,” Nelson                                                                              After much discussion, Residence Life and Student
                                                                                        judgment portion of Honor Council hearings
before they are put into place.           said. “Many students are skeptical of                                                                          Activities determined earlier this semester that buy-outs were
    The alterations, which effect near-   this justification, and suspect that the                                                                       leading fraternities further into housing trouble. Residence
                                                                                        Formally recognizes Honor Council practice of
ly every aspect of the existing Honor     changes are being made to strength-                                                                            Life determined that the vacant spaces seemed unfair to non-
                                                                                        recalling witnesses for further testimony
Code, must be approved in a student       en the power of the council, particu-                                                                          Greek students who were denied housing on campus.
referendum Monday.                        larly the chairs of the councils.”                                                                                 “We can’t afford to have openings when people want to get
                                                                                        Chair reserves right to close an open hearing for
    Dinan said the main alterations           Nelson said that Dinan has been                                                                            on campus,” Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Mark
                                                                                        “good cause”
deal with cleaning up the structure       reasonable and fair as chair, but that                                                                         Constantine said. “It makes it tougher for an independent
and language of the Honor Code.           might not always be the case.                                                                                  person get into the units. The decision was made that the buy-
    “The major [change] is going to           Before any changes can be made,                                                                            outs thing had gotten bigger than it ever should have been.”
be structural,” Dinan said. “Legal ter-   the proposal must be approved by a                                                                                 Every year many College fraternities, whose memberships
minology was removed [so] words           vote of students at the College.                             Honor Council Election Ballot                     average around 45, struggle to find enough men to satisfy the
mean exactly what they mean. [For             A similar referendum conducted                                                                             College’s occupancy standards. Each chapter is obliged to fill
example,] the term reckless appears       on the Student Information Network              Class of 2012                   Class of 2011                  its 36-man facility with at least 33 people. Each vacant spot gar-
several times in the code — that          in November of 2008 failed to win               Diedra Denson                   Sarah Cameron                  ners a $2,300 charge. Members of the fraternity must occupy
has a very specific legal definition,     approval from students in an election           Seth Drewry                     Hojune Chung                   29 of the spots, and non-members can occupy the rest.
that means a certain thing to lawyers     that suffered from low turnout.                                                                                    Apkarian said convincing non-members to move into a fra-
                                                                                          Jacob Evans                     Justin de Benedictis-Kessner
and that’s not the same was what it’s         The election was criticized due to a                                                                       ternity house has proved difficult. With brothers going abroad
meant to mean in the code.”               lack of student awareness.
                                                                                          Matt Feresten                   Brian Focarino                 or leaving campus for medical or academic reasons, even
    Currently, the Honor Code is orga-        “Last semester, [turnout] was pret-         Tom Flaherty                    Skyler Halbritter              reaching the 29-member requirement has been a challenge.
nized in a traditional writing style      ty disappointing,” Dinan said. “I think         Jason Gangwer                   Will Perkins                       Without buy-outs, frat presidents say they will have an even
rather than a legal or governmental       it was just over 500 people throughout          Melissa Gomez                   Jake Perkinson                 harder time meeting standards by the March 4 deadline.
style. The proposed changes would         the entire university.”                         Dimelza Gonzales-Flores         John Pothen                        “Several fraternities have been forced to cancel their
reorganize the code into a more offi-         In an effort to boost turnout, the          Margaret Ann Hazelton           Andy Rudd                      leases this semester to avoid these vacancy charges,” former
cial layout.                              vote on the proposal has been paired            Will Hoing                      Tyler Rutter                   Lambda Chi Alpha president Ross Sheil ’09 said. “That means
    “It’s basically prose,” Dinan said.   with next week’s undergraduate                  Lindsay Hundley                 Jo Sandager                    they are no longer living in a frat house and will probably not
    Another reason for the changes is     Honor Council election.                         Rachel Johnson                                                 be back in the unit next year. Obviously that’s not good for the
                                                                                                                          Kathryn Stuart
to allow students who are unfamiliar          Both votes will be held online with                                                                        individual fraternity, the Greek community in general, and I
                                                                                          Jessica Kyle
with the code to understand its defini-   Opinio.                                                                                                        am not sure how good it even is for Residence Life.”
tions and procedures.                         “Because we paired it with under-
                                                                                          Max Lazar                       Class of 2010                      Pi Kappa Alpha president Will Decamps ’09 is well acquaint-
    “Lying, cheating and stealing are     graduate Honor Council elections,               James Morton III                Astrid Broady                  ed with the results of falling short of the College’s occupancy
all very lengthy definitions,” Dinan      I’m not that worried about turnout,”            Matt Muller                     Michael Castellano             standards. Recently, his fraternity determined that they would
said. “The definition of plagiarism …     Dinan said. “Everyone will be e-mailed          Kathryn Murphy                  Christine Dang                 be unable to meet the housing requirements for next semes-
is almost half a page. The proposed       at 8 a.m. with a link inviting them to          Diana Ohanian                   John Donehey                   ter. In response, the chapter was compelled to give up their
revisions would bring simple defini-      vote … I think we might break our               Jackie Pembleton                Chase Hathaway                 unit rather than risk financial ruin.
tions that convey the everyday mean-      previous turnout high.”                         Bonnie Roane                                                       “We couldn’t handle it financially,” Decamps said. “I think
ings of lying, cheating and stealing.”        To further raise awareness about
                                                                                                                          Ann Elyse Hicks                this semester alone we were facing close to $12,000 in vacancy
                                                                                          Eric Robinson                   Jay Jones
    However, the possible changes         the referendum, on Tuesday the                  Zara Stasi                                                     charges.”
have not been met with with univer-       Student Assembly approved flyers to                                             Nishant Kishore                    Options for fraternities in Pi Kappa Alpha’s predicament
                                                                                          Marquis Stokes                  Dawson Lindauere
sal approval.                             be placed in students’ CSU mailboxes                                                                           are varied. Like all students, fraternity brothers are prevented
    SA Sen. Steven Nelson ’10, who        describing the changes and remind-
                                                                                          Mobbie Tazamal                  Andrew McCartney               by Williamsburg’s three-person ordinance from establishing
has not stated his support or opposi-     ing them to vote.                               Paul Tucker                     Kristen Pantazes               large houses off-campus.
tion to the changes, criticized the           Proposed changes to the Honor               Michael Vereb                   Kevin Salinas                      Nonetheless, Decamps said location is critical to organiza-
new language as too far-reaching and      Code can be viewed at the Dean of               Lina Yeh                        Brandon Thompson               tions that rely on visibility and centrality.
without justification.                    Students website www.wm.edu/offic-                                              Bailey Thomson                      “Kids are naturally drawn to the Units since that’s where
    “The entire document will be          es/deanofstudents/services/student-                                                                            the fraternities are,” Decamps said. “Now we’ll have to actively
                                                                                                                          Alexandra Whitehead
restructured,” Nelson said in an e-mail   conduct/honorrevision/index.php.                                                                               seek them out and bring them to us, whereas before they
                                                                                                                                                         knew where to find us.”
                                                                                                                                                             According to Associate Director of Student Activities Anne
          UndergradUate honor coUncil cases, Fall 2008                                                                                                   Arseneau, an on-campus house is not the definitive factor in a
                                                                                                                                                         successful fraternity.
             Allegation                                Charge(s)           Plea(s)        Verdict(s)         Sanction(s)                                     “I think the facility helps, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be
                                                                                                                                                         a high functioning chapter without it,” she said.
 Collaborating and sharing answers on                                    Not Guilty      Not Guilty                                                          To avoid losing their units, Arseneau believes fraternities
                                                       Cheating                                                     N/A
 a final exam                                                                                                                                            need to take preventative measures, like diligently increasing
                                                                                                                                                         chapter size and instituting polices that mandate brothers
 Misrepresenting oneself                                                                                                                                 live in the unit. She also feels individual organizations should
                                                         Lying           Not Guilty      Not Guilty                 N/A
 Stealing                                               Stealing         Not Guilty      Not Guilty                 N/A                                  genuinely consider whether the Units are the best housing
                                                                                                                                                         option.
 Plagarizing and not properly citing                                                                                                                         “It’s important to ask if entering into a lease agreement
                                                        Cheating         Not Guilty       Guilty       Probation through Spring 2009
 sources                                                                                               Recommended ‘F’ on Assignment                     every year is in the best interest of your organization,”
                                                                                                       Recommended Writing Resource Center meetings      Arseneau said. “Every chapter wants space made available to
                                                                                                                                                         them. Unfortunately we don’t have excess space.”
 Lying to a College official                                                                                                                                 In an ideal world, Arseneau said that fraternities would live
                                                         Lying              Guilty       Guilty        Probation
                                                                                                       Recommended Written Apology                       in houses similar to those used by the College’s 10 sororities.
                                                                                                                                                         These chapters, which average close to 90 members, live in
 Using unauthorized materials during an exam                                Guilty                                                                       facilities that house a maximum of 18 sisters.
                                                        Cheating                         Guilty        Suspension through Summer 2009
 Lying to a College official                             Lying              Guilty       Guilty        Probation for one semester upon reinstatement         “The current size of the facilities is not the perfect fit for
                                                                                                       Recommended Written Apology                       our organizations,” Arseneau said. “I get that. Those spaces
                                                                                                       Recommended ‘F’ in Course                         were built in a time and place that isn’t necessarily meeting the
                                                                                                                                                         needs of our organizations right now.”
 Plagiarizing from online sources                       Cheating            Guilty       Guilty         Suspension through Spring 2009                       As fraternity presidents continue to struggle with filling
                                                                                                        Recommended ‘F’ in Course                        their units, all expressed a desire for some kind of change that
                                                                                                        Recommended Academic Planning                    would lessen the yearly angst.
                                                                                                                                                             “I have met with the Res. Life people many times and have
 Forging documents                                       Lying           Not Guilty       Guilty        Probation through Graduation                     found them to be accessible, fair, and consistently clear about
 Lying to a College official                             Lying           Not Guilty       Guilty        Recommended ‘F’ in Course                        the rules,” Sheil said. “My only gripe is that it sometimes
                                                                                                                                                         seems that Res. Life and the fraternities are not on the same
                                                                                                                                                         team and I think that’s a mistake.”


Former SA president Pilchen could
face fine, jail time after arrest
PILCHEN from page 1                   Seurattan said.                        nesses in the trial were issued
                                         A letter filed with the state       to SA President Valerie Hopkins
belonging to the College’s SA         indicates that Pilchen is repre-       ’09, SA Sen. Caroline Mullis
and having a value of less than       sented by Richard H. Rizk, an          ’09 and Deborah Cartwright,
$200.                                 attorney at the Williamsburg-          an employee at the Henr y
    Pilchen’s hearing is sched-       based firm of Geddy, Harris,           St. branch of SunTrust Bank.
uled for April 2. If convicted, he    Franck, and Hickman, LLP.              SunTrust manages the SA’s off-
faces a maximum of 12 months             Calls to Rizk and the               campus account.
jail time to be served in a coun-     Commonwealth Attorney’s Office            Upon being reached, Hopkins,
ty jail or a fine not exceeding       were not returned Thursday.            Mullis and Cartwright declined
$2,500. Both penalties may be            Subpoenas to appear as wit-         to comment for this story.
assessed.
    According       to    College
Spokeswoman             Suzanne
Seurattan, the campus police
began investigating Pilchen after
reports surfaced that a crime
had occurred.
    Over the course of the inves-
tigation, the office worked
closely with the Commonwealth
Attorney’s Office.
    “The College takes any crime
seriously, especially one involv-
ing the theft of student funds,”
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Senate passes bill on                                                                                                  Alum explores universe



Honor Code referendum
         Senate also passes bill renewing,                                    to establish firm penalties for
                                                                              violations of the finance code,
             reforming finance code                                           including misappropriation and
                                                                              withholding information.
                                                                                  According to Ruzic, the code
    By Mason Watson                    forward.”                              in its current form is ambiguous
     Flat Hat Staff Writer                 The senate responded pos-          on the matter of penalties. The
                                       itively; the bill passed unani-        bill would detail “specific conse-
    After last week’s light meet-      mously.                                quences” for infractions.
ing, the Student Assembly sen-             The Preventing the Finance             The Acronymapalooza Act,
ate reconvened Tuesday to pass         Code from Expiring Act, spon-          sponsored by Sen. Betty Jean
two new pieces of legislation.         sored by Sen. Caroline Mullis          Manning ’12, is an effort to facil-
    The Know What You Are              ’09 and the other members of           itate communication between
Voting For Act, sponsored by           the finance committee, makes           the Residence Hall Association
Sen. Stef Felitto ’12, seeks to        several changes to the finance         and the SA. It would require the
inform students of the changes         code governing SA funds.               sponsors to “to investigate and
to the Honor Council bylaws            Specifically, the act will require     establish a working relationship
proposed in Monday’s referen-          that all purchases over $200 pro-      combining members of RHA and
dum. The bill allocates $109 for       posed by the SA president be           SA,” in an attempt to achieve
the printing of half page fliers       described in an e-mail sent via        “heightened communication.”
detailing the aforementioned           the finance committee’s listserv           The Printer Allocation Act,
changes for distribution to all        at least 12 hours before the pur-      also sponsored by Manning, is
undergraduate CSU boxes.               chase.                                 intended to address the “the
    Felitto argued that the fliers         The bill was passed with           extreme disparity between print-
are a worthy SA project.               unanimous consent.                     er usage on campus.” Noting that
    “Although the Honor Council            Several new bills were pre-        several printers on campus con-
is advertising the election … the      sented for future consideration.       sume resources while remaining           Maral Noori-MogHaddaM — tHe flat Hat
Student Assembly claims to be          The Changes Necessar y to              largely unused, Manning recom-           University of Chicago physics professor Evalyn Gates ’80, the assistant director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological
an unbiased organization,” she         Enforce the Finance Code Act,          mends that low traffic printers          Physics, spoke last night in Small Hall about how scientists are using space itself as a telescope to reveal the dark com-
said. “I think as such this would      sponsored by Mullis and Sen.           might be redistributed to higher         ponents of the universe. The lecture was based on Gates’ new book, “Einstein’s Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter
be a great initiative to bring         Ryan Ruzic J.D. ’11, is intended       traffic areas.                           and Dark Energy in the Universe.” For coverage, see flathatnews.com.




College hopes to replace aging phone system, but faces funding issues
PHoNeS from page 1                     College chose to keep the old          officials fear the system may now     replace it — this system’s bought          to $22,510 at the College, a slight-       does have some redundancy,
                                       system.                                be unstable — that it’s only a mat-   and paid for,” Carpenter said. “But        ly larger campus.                          an “A” side and a “B” side. If
College’s chief information offi-          Since then, a third-party ven-     ter of time before it shuts down      there’s going to come a day when               Last weekend, a contractor             one side shuts down, the other
cer, “the room would overheat in       dor, Ensource, has maintained          again, possibly for much longer       this vendor runs out of parts, and         working on a road next to CNU’s            keeps the entire system running.
a matter of minutes.”                  the College’s system, which con-       than 10 minutes.                      we want to be off of it before that        campus severed a vital cable,              In November, both sides shut
    Machines with flashing lights      sists of thousands of phones and           What happens when the phone       happens. That’s the kind of dan-           knocking out the school’s internet         down.
connect calls. A large box stores      phone lines, along with the large      system shuts down? No one can         gerous game we’re playing by not           for three days, along with many of            The industrial air conditioning
voicemail messages. Internet           machines in the switch room.           call in, and no one can call out,     replacing it.”                             its phones. But the hall directors         unit continued roaring, cooling the
cables, television wires and about     The Florida-based third-party          not even to 9-1-1. This danger is        Nearby universities are using           in the university’s dorms have             two rows of 10-foot-tall machines
15,000 tiny phone lines — two          vendor buys up old systems that        small, of course, because virtu-      more advanced technology.                  phones that connect to the sys-            that make up the College’s phone
from each port on campus — all         are being replaced, then uses          ally everyone on campus carries          Old Dominion University in              tem using different cables, an             system. Using today’s technology,
meet here in the switch room.          those parts to fix its clients’ out-   a cell phone.                         Norfolk is currently transition-           intentional technology overlap             the machines would be replaced
    Modern phone systems simply        of-date systems.                           In November, the same month       ing from a two-decade-old sys-             meant to keep those phones run-            by a single box, about the size of
route their connections through            “Considering it’s an old clunk-    the phone system short-circuit-       tem like the College’s to a newer          ning even if others shut down.             a microwave.
already existing internet cables.      er, what it’s doing today is remark-   ed, the College’s vice president      system like the one Carpenter is               The College’s system lacks                “You hate to spend money
But the College’s phone system         able,” said James Fields, an on-       for administration, Anna Martin,      testing.                                   such an overlap. All campus                on something that’s working,”
predates campus-wide internet.         site technician at the College who     mentioned the aging phone sys-           Christopher           Newpor t          phone lines use the same tech-             Carpenter said as he examined
    Installed in 1989, the system is   works for Ensource. “But at some       tem in a speech at the quarterly      University in Newport News                 nology to travel to the same place         the 1980s technology upon which
now one of four left in the United     point, you got to step up and say,     Board of Visitors meeting.            already relies on such a system.           — the switch room.                         the College relies. “We’re tight
States. Many clients upgraded to       enough’s enough.”                          “Component failures become        The newer, more efficient tech-                It is there, where about 15,000        around here, but I think we’ve
more advanced systems in the               The company estimates it can       more frequent,” she told the          nology costs the school $8,175             colorful telephone wires connect,          gotten our money’s worth out of
mid-1990s, when the manufactur-        continue relying on spare parts to     board. “And we don’t know how         per month to operate, compared             that Carpenter said the system             this one.”
er, Intecom, announced it would        maintain the College’s phones for      long we can continue to operate.”
discontinue the product. But the       another four years, but College            The 10-minute November
                                                                              blackout convinced Carpenter
                                                                              it’s time to actively seek a new
                                                                              system. He now has two phones
                                                                              on his desk: a yellowish College
                                                                              phone and a black Aastra-brand
                                                                              phone that he’s testing.
                                                                                  The Aastra phone plugs direct-
                                                                              ly into Carpenter’s computer,
                                                                              connecting to a server through
                                                                              his internet cord. It allows him
                                                                              to view missed calls online, and
                                                                              it even sends voicemails to his
                                                                              e-mail account as sound-file
                                                                              attachments.
                                                                                  Carpenter hopes to have a new
                                                                              phone system selected and pur-
                                                                              chased next year, but whether
                                                                              that’s possible depends on fund-
                                                                              ing. The College faces millions of
                                                                              dollars in state budget cuts and
                                                                              endowment losses, and replacing
                                                                              a system that appears to work
                                                                              just fine is low on the College’s     Maral Noori-MogHaddaM — tHe flat Hat
                                                                              priority list.                        The College of William and Mary’s telecommunications hub is located in an air conditioned room in the basement of
                                                                                  “There’s no business drive to     Blow Hall. The room contains 15,000 different phone wires and other equipment such as the voicemail technology above.
OpiniOns
                                                                                                   Friday, February 20, 2009                                                                                            page 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Opinions Editor Russ Zerbo
                                                                                                                                                                                Associate Opinions Editor Alexa McClanahan
                                                                                                                                                                                                      fhopinions@gmail.com


Staff Editorial

Vote down Honor Code referendum
O
        ur honor system, the oldest in the country, is a testament
        to the character of this institution and its students. Its
        guiding document, the Honor Code, is woefully organized
and rife with unnecessary legalese. For the last two years, the
Honor Council has worked diligently to address these problems
by drafting a new, more-accessible version of the code that will
be put to a student referendum on Monday.
   While we fully support the intentions behind these changes,
we find some language in this proposed draft so objectionable
that we cannot encourage students to vote for this version of the
document. With something this important, it’s better to wait and
get things right the first time.
   The majority of the proposed draft’s welcome changes are
organizational in nature, made with the worthy goal of clarity in
mind. This revised version transforms an unwieldy document
into a more understandable set of rules, rights and obligations.
By all accounts, the Honor Council has done a superb job here.
   The draft also features more substantive revisions, ones that
would streamline the process for making procedural changes
in the future. Under the new code, students accused of honor
offenses would have the right to have a student representative
from a school within the College of William and Mary other
than their own. All of this sounds good to us.
   But there is also new language that could potentially limit
the rights of students in very real ways. For instance, under
the current system, the right to an open trial is unqualified. In
the proposed draft, this right could be trumped by the chair
of the Honor Council if there is “good cause,” a standard we
find unacceptably vague. In a completely rewritten 20-page
document full of minutia, there could well be more cases like
these, but without extensive knowledge of both the original
draft and the revised draft, students can’t be sure.
   Although the Honor Council made efforts to inform students,
they failed to sufficiently highlight all of the rights-related                                                                                                                         By Olivia Walch, Flat hat car tOOnist
changes. If, as we hope, the council submits the new code
to students in the fall, they must deliver a comprehensive
document addressing point-by-point the rights that would be
added or removed. Only once students are aware of all of these
changes can they cast a fully informed vote for or against this
                                                                                              Honor Code doesn’t deserve second chance
referendum.
                                                                                                                                                                 when considering the consequences of such an act. To
The staff editorial represents the opinion of The Flat Hat. The editorial board, which is       Brian Kargus                                                     allow a single person to thwart the accuser’s difficult
                                                                                                                                                                 decision with no recourse to the accuser will only serve to
elected by The Flat Hat’s section editors and executive staff, consists of Austin Wright,       flat Hat guESt ColumniSt
Jeff Dooley, Alice Hahn, Ashley Morgan, Andy Peters and Andy Henderson. The Flat                                                                                 chill otherwise legitimate accusations.
Hat welcomes submissions to the Opinions section. Limit letters to 250 words and col-                                                                               Marshall-Wythe School of Law Honor Council Chief
umns to 700 words. Letters, columns, graphics and cartoons reflect the view of the                                                                               Justice Bishop Garrison, regarding the revisions, told a
author only. E-mail submissions to fhopinions@gmail.com.                                           On Monday, students at the College of William and             town hall meeting that, while the code in its written word
                                                                                                Mary will vote on the revisions to the Honor Code. Again.        places the initial triviality determination in the hands of
                                                                                                   In the fall, the College voted against the proposed           the chief justice, chairs will talk with other chairs in order
lEttEr to tHE Editor                                                                            revisions to the Honor Code. Now, with no changes to             to make a decision. I have complete trust in Garrison to
                                                                                                the code rejected by the previously failed referendum,           conduct such deliberations. In fact, there is no one at the
Reforms streamline Honor Code                  or the accusing party has asked for help         the Honor Council is trying to force the changes upon            law school I trust more to oversee our Honor Council.
To the Editor:                                 interpreting the code in some way or             the College by redoubling “efforts at publicizing the                However, the revised code does not require any chair to
     The intent and goal of the revisions      another.                                         referendum.” With this simple phrase, the Honor Council          conduct any deliberations and makes the chair’s decision
to the Honor Code are simple: to                   The second benefiting party would be         takes the position that the initial referendum didn’t count.     of triviality unquestionable. What is to prevent future
make the code more accessible. The             the chair of the Undergraduate Honor             This is an insult to all of us who voted in the fall.            chairs from abusing this power?
strategy devised to achieve this goal          Council. The ability to quickly and easily          Unfortunately, this redo is going to happen despite its          Dean David Gilbert, Director of Student Conduct,
involve correcting grammatical errors,         cite the rights and duties of the accused,       gross unfairness to those of us who                                                     indicated that such a change was
improving the organization of the code,        the accuser and members of the Honor             already participated in the process.                                                    necessary to allow expedited closure
promoting brevity and simplicity, and          Council, as well as procedural matters,          Therefore, the College needs to              The College needs to speak with to cases where students use the Honor
purging any legal terminology. We firmly       will simplify the chair’s job by ensuring        speak with one voice and again reject         one voice and again reject the            Code to harass those with whom they
believe that these steps have created          the words of the code are meaningfully           the revisions to the Honor Code.               revisions of the Honor Code.             have a non-honor-related dispute.
a code that, if adopted, would greatly         applied to an honor case.                           One of these changes alters                                                          However, the Student Code of Conduct
benefit three important groups.                    The final benefiting group would             the determination of triviality.                                                        already adequately addresses this
    The first — and most important             be the five graduate schools and their           According to the current code, the Honor Council must            concern. Furthermore, accusers who are reluctant to
— group of beneficiaries would be              respective honor councils. Because the           conduct an initial evaluation of whether an accusation           make an accusation under the revisions could fear that
members of the community who have              Honor Code was primarily written and             involves a trivial matter. The term “council” indicates that     an adverse triviality determination will subject them to
direct contact with the honor process.         designed with undergraduates in mind,            there will be a deliberative process, where the council is       disciplinary procedures under the code of conduct, further
Accused students and accusers will find        the proposed revisions to the code give          bound to discuss and apply the code’s test for triviality.       chilling valid accusations.
that the revised code would facilitate the     the graduate schools more flexibility by         Under the revisions, however, this power lies solely within         It is particularly telling that neither Dean Gilbert nor
process itself; the language in the revised    allowing individual councils to publish          the authority of the office of the chair of each of the six      the law school Honor Council could provide statistics
code is readily understandable, and the        supplementals. These supplementals               Honor Council jurisdictions.                                     regarding how many trivial cases are brought to their
most important part of the code — the          would describe how the code applies to              This change places too much power in the hands of a           attention, nor could they indicate how many harassing
definitions of lying, cheating and stealing    the specifics of each individual school.         single person. While an accused student can challenge the        accusations were made. That should lead every student to
— are brief and intelligible. Matt has                                  — Matt Dinan ’09        council’s jurisdiction at any stage in the proceedings, the      ask whether this change is really necessary.
been involved in numerous honor cases               Chair, Undergraduate Honor Council          accuser has no recourse if this single person deems the             Therefore, I encourage every student to turn out to vote
(actual or potential) in various roles as an                           Valerie Hopkins ’09      accusation to be trivial. The code, both in its current and      Monday and indicate that the Honor Code revisions still need
Honor Council member, a member of the                        President, Student Assembly        revised states, places a significant burden upon an accuser.     work before they are ready for student approval. Again.
student council, and chair of the council.     This letter was edited for space. Read the          This burden is both procedural and psychological — it is         Brian Kargus is a third-year law student at the
In nearly every case, the accused student      full version at flathatnews.com.                 not easy to refer someone to the Honor Council, especially       Marshall-Wythe School of Law.




    To create safe social environment, College must work with frats
                                               remote, where the inevitable noise and        drivers leaving this location and have a    the College and all of its students         However, it all comes down to the
Ed innace                                      destruction can be self-contained.
                                                  The current frat row serves this
                                                                                             greater chance of stopping them before
                                                                                             anyone got hurt. A single location
                                                                                                                                         individually or through the Student
                                                                                                                                         Assembly.
                                                                                                                                                                                     administration’s actions.
                                                                                                                                                                                         If they continue to ferociously
flat Hat Staff ColumniSt                       purpose well. Far away from residents,        would also be easily serviced by bus           The administration can impose            attack institutionalized drinking on
                                               its cinderblock walls, sparse furniture       transportation or Steer Clear, providing    incentives and punishments on               campus through the inflexible housing
                                               and utter lack of beauty render it            an easy alternative to the temptation to    organizations that it cannot enforce        regulations explained in another article,
  The battle between the                       immune to most damage. An even                drive home.                                 on individuals or the student body as       “Fraternities fight ResLife changes,”
administration and the fraternity              better location would be the Botetourt                                                    a whole. For instance frats could be        there are two possible results. Either
system rages on. The two sides are             Complex, which is farther removed                                                         rewarded for letting the school know        most students will stop drinking
natural enemies. One is bound by               from civilization and even less attractive     It is in the school’s best interest        when events would be held, practicing       and partying, or social life will move
law to enforce underage drinking               on the inside. Who knows, keeping               for the majority of partying to           responsible self-policing, or even          off campus, where it will annoy the
regulations, and the other has adopted         more frats on campus might even lead             be located in a single place,            holding a high GPA average.                 townies, endanger students, and move
drinking of all sorts as its raison d’être.    to an improvement of student-resident                                                        Conversely, they could be punished       the College’s social life completely
  It seems that the administration has         relations, as the number of off-campus
                                                                                              preferably remote, where noise             — with the proceeds going to other          outside of the administration’s control.
the upper hand and is gaining ground,          parties would decrease since more             and destruction can be contained.           frats that are rewarded — for members          As it is naive for the administration
using probation, suspension and house          could take place on campus.                                                               drinking and driving, or for damages        to believe that the disappearance of
occupancy policies as its weapons of              A large fraternity complex would also                                                  to their buildings. Through these           fraternities will cause the underage
choice to force fraternities off campus.       create a safer environment for students          A new fraternity system would also       measures, the administration could          drinking problem to vanish as well,
But do they really want to destroy the         and Williamsburg residents. Less              allow the administration a measure of       exercise limited control of student         let us hope that they will reconsider
institutionalized system of drinking           driving to off-campus parties would           control over the College of William and     social activities that would not be         their course, look at the big picture,
embodied by the frats in favor of an           mean less drunk driving back from off-        Mary’s social life. Negotiations could      possible without the institutions with      and begin to accept that perhaps
insurgency of individual drinking cells?       campus parties. Furthermore, as the           more easily occur between institutions      which they are now at war.                  fraternities can be used to everyone’s
  It is in the school’s best interest for      police would know where a majority            with existing relationships — such as          These are some clear benefits            advantage.
the majority of drinking and partying to       of alcohol was being consumed, they           the one between chartered fraternities      of having the fraternities in a                Ed Innace is a sophomore at the
be located in a single place, preferably       could be on the lookout for drunk             and the administration — than between       concentrated location on campus.            College.
Variety
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Variety editor ashley Morgan
                                                                                                                                                                                                    flathat.variety@gmail.com




   Flat Hat Editors’ Picks
   Actor in a Leading Role
   Austin: Mickey Rourke — “The Wrestler”
   Jeff: Sean Penn — “Milk”
                                                                                                        Going Oscar wild
   Alice: Mickey Rourke — “The Wrestler”
                                                                                                            By maGGIe reeB                  Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is        Downey Jr., who plays Kirk Lazarus
   Alex: Mickey Rourke — “The Wrestler”                                                                     Flat Hat Assoc. News Editor     interesting, but in a year with such       in Ben Stiller’s comedy “Tropic
   Miles: Mickey Rourke — “The Wrestler”                                                                                                    strong contenders, it will probably be     Thunder,” also deserves attention.
                                                                                                                  The 81st annual           overlooked.                                Though a movie of this ... um ...
   Ashley: Brad Pitt — “The Curious Case of                                                                    Academy Awards will                                                     genre rarely ever gets a nod from
                                                                                                               air Sunday at 8 p.m.         Best actor                                 the Academy, Downey’s portrayal of
   Benjamin Button”                                                                                            on ABC. This year’s          Will win: Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”    an Australian method actor playing
   Andrew: Mickey Rourke — “The Wrestler”                                                                      nominations are full of      Should win: Sean Penn, “Milk”              a black soldier crosses just enough
                                                                                                              surprises and glaring            The Academy has two choices:            lines to merit an Oscar nomination.
   Russ: Mickey Rourke — “The Wrestler”                                                                      overlooks. The Acade-          Honor come-back kid Mickey Rourke          Downey’s performance changed what
                                                                                                             my thoroughly snubbed          for “The Wrestler” or take a stand by      could have been another Jack Black
                                                                                                            “The Dark Knight,” this         giving the Oscar to Sean Penn for his      movie into a potential cult classic. Had
   Actress in a Leading Role                                                                                year’s cinematic mas-           performance in “Milk.”                     Ledger not been nominated, Downey
   Austin: Kate Winslet — “The Reader”                                                                     terpiece, as well as “The           Former sex symbol Rourke makes          would have had my vote.
                                                                                                          Duchess,” Kiera Knight-           his comeback to serious acting as a
   Jeff: Kate Winslet — “The Reader”                                                                     ley’s epic period piece.           self-destructive wrestler who vows to      Best Supporting actress
                                                                                                       The same four or five movies         make good after a serious accident.        Will win: Viola Davis, “Doubt”
   Alice: Kate Winslet — “The Reader”                                                              are nominated for award after            Sean Penn lights up the screen as          Should win: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky
   Alex: Anne Hathaway — “Rachel Getting Married”                                                  award, but names like Robert             storeowner-turned-gay-rights activist.     Cristina Barcelona”
                                                                                                   Downey Jr. (“Iron Man”) and Pe-          Though Penn already clinched the              First-time nominee Viola Davis,
   Miles: Kate Winslet — “The Reader”                                                              nelope Cruz (“Vanlla Sky”) have          SAG Lead Actor award, there is             who plays a mother whose son has
   Ashley: Kate Winslet — “The Reader”                                                             wrestled their way onto the list.        nothing the Academy likes more than        been abused by a priest, manages to
                                                                                                    One of these repeat nominees is         a comeback story. The Academy will         steal the spotlight from Meryl Streep
   Andrew: Kate Winslet — “The Reader”                                                              dark horse “Slumdog Million-            no doubt give the Oscar to Rourke.         in “Doubt.” Her moving performance
                                                                                                    aire,” and it is likely to sweep                                                   gives her an edge over strong
   Russ: Anne Hathaway — “Rachel Getting Married”                                                   the Awards.                             Best actress                               contender and fellow “Doubt” actress
                                                                                                                                            Will win: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”       Amy Adams. Adams plays Sister
                                                                                                      Best Picture                          Should win: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”     James, the nun who catches on to the
   Directing                                                                                         Will win: “Slumdog Millionaire”            Ever since Winslet, nominated for      priest’s abusive behavior, but Davis
   Austin: Danny Boyle — “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                       Should win: “Slumdog Millionaire”      her performance in “Titanic,” lost         outshines her.
                                                                                                        Since the movie hit the             an Oscar to “As Good As It Gets”              However, the nominee who may
   Jeff: Danny Boyle — “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                        theatres, I couldn’t go a week          actress Helen Hunt in 1997, a number       deserve the Oscar — and is worth
   Alice: Danny Boyle — “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                       without someone raving about            of people have been pissed at the          mentioning — is Penelope Cruz who
                                                                                                    “Slumdog Millionaire.” The low-         Academy. There was a lot of Oscar          plays Maria Elena in Woody Allen’s
   Alex: Stephen Daldry — “The Reader”                                                              budget film about a pair of star-       buzz around Winslet after she won a        latest flick, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
                                                                                                    crossed Indian lovers has swept         Golden Globe for her performance in        However, the Academy has a history
   Miles: Danny Boyle — “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                       previous award shows, winning           the movie that reunited her with Leo       of nominating Woody Allen films and
   Ashley: Danny Boyle — “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                     a Golden Globe for Best Drama            (“I’m the king of the world”) DiCaprio,    subsequently denying them their well-
                                                                                                   and the Motion Picture Ensemble          in “Revolutionary Road.” The fact that     deserved awards, so Cruz may be out
   Andrew: Danny Boyle — “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                     Screen Actors Guild award. And           the Academy nominated Winslet for          of luck this year. My vote is still for
   Russ: Gus Van Sant — “Milk”                                                                     what better way to consummate            Best Actress came as no shock, but         Davis.
                                                                                                  America’s love of reality shows           instead of honoring her performance
                                                                                                 than with a movie centered on the          in “Revolutionary Road,” the Academy       Best animated film:
   Best Picture                                                                                 popular game show “Who Wants
                                                                                               to Be a Millionaire?” Let’s just be
                                                                                                                                            surprisingly gave her a nod for her
                                                                                                                                            role in “The Reader.” An interesting
                                                                                                                                                                                       Will win: WALL-E
                                                                                                                                                                                       Should win: WALL-E
   Austin: “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                              thankful that this version of the game        change that makes one wonder if the           Honestly, this category is a no-
                                                                                              show is not hosted by Regis Philben.          Academy just likes going against the       brainer. “Kung-Fu Panda” has absolutely
   Jeff: “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                                    ‘Slumdog’s’ biggest and only com-         status quo.                                no substance, and the only thing
   Alice: “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                                     petition is “Milk,” the biopic about                                               separating it from any other bad Jack
                                                                                                                    gay rights activ-       Best Supporting actor                      Black film is the computer animation
   Alex: “Milk”                                                                                                      ist Harvey Milk,       Will win: Heath Ledger, “The Dark          and lack of curse words. “Bolt” did
   Miles:“Slumdog Millionaire”                                                                                        which is up for a     Knight”                                    moderately well at the box office, but
                                                                                                                      bunch of awards       Should win: Health Ledger, “The Dark       that’s what happens when 7-year-olds
   Ashley: “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                                                           including        Knight”                                    have birthday parties.
                                                                                                                            Best      Ac-      Even before his tragic death,              “WALL-E,” on the other hand, is a
   Andrew: “Slumdog Millionaire”                                                                                            tor    (Sean    Heath Ledger had movie critics abuzz       piece of art. The computer-generated
   Russ: “Milk”                                                                                                           Penn), Best       with his performance in the most           panoramas of an abandoned earth
                                                                                                                       Supporting Ac-       recent installation of the Batman film     have the same seductive effect as
                                                                                                                      tor (Josh Bro-        franchise, “The Dark Knight.” His          a spread in National Geographic.
                                                                                                                      lin),     Costume     portrayal of the Joker as a deranged       Though the plot momentarily fades
     MEEt tHE Editors                                                                                                  Design,      Film    lover of absolute chaos penetrated         from an adorable robot love story
                                                                                                                        Editing      and    the American psyche, resonating            to a Green Party advertisement, the
   austin Wright, editor-in-Chief                                                                                       Musical Score.      with audience members long after           movie quickly recovers and will no
   Jeff Dooley, Managing editor                                                                                         The      concept    they left the theater. Ledger’s death      doubt become another Disney/Pixar
   Alice Hahn, Executive Editor                                                                                              of     “The    compounded the Joker’s power,              classic.
                                                                                                                                            making an already outstanding
   Alex Guillén, News Editor                                                                                                                performance the front-runner for the       Best director:
   Miles Hilder, News Editor                                                                                                                Oscar. Ledger has already won the          Will win: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog
   ashley Morgan, Variety editor                                                                                                            Golden Globe for Best Supporting           Millionaire”
                                                                                                                                            Actor, and few believe he won’t also       Should win: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog
   Andrew Pike, Sports Editor                                                                                                               grab the Academy Award.                    Millionaire”
   Russ Zerbo, Opinions Editor                                                                                                                 Call me crazy, but the Academy
                                                                                                                                            Award’s dark horse nominee Robert                       See PredIctIonS page 7


oscar gossiP                                                                                                                                               soaking UP tHE oscars
Invitation for you                                                            not part of his character                                                                           By Pam Snyder
As other hosts cancel their Oscar                                             Though the Academy tries to                                                                      Flat Hat Assoc. Variety Editor
parties left and right, Prince is                                             keep presenters under wraps,
in denial about his own. The                                                  we assure you of one who isn’t.                                                  Despite the buzz around the Academy Awards every year, the
partyman reportedly didn’t realize                                            Sacha Baron Cohen won’t show                                                 ceremony itself is hardly as entertaining as the films that it honors.
he was having one until it showed                                             up onstage — unless his film                                                 Most of us undoubtedly watch for the big wins — Best Actress,
up in the press, according to US                                              wins the category for which                                                  Best Actor, Best Picture — that aren’t announced until the end of
Weekly. Reluctant at first to make                                            he’s nominated, according to                                                 the show. To make the moments leading up to the final hour of
true on the rumor, Prince finally                                             E! Online. The site notes that                                               the ceremony bearable, bust out the booze, look for the following
decided to party like it’s 1999 after                                         the Borat star isn’t comfortable                                             highlights and play the Oscars 2009 Drinking Game.
French actress Marion Cotillard                                               speaking in public unless he’s                                                   Jason Wu – After Michelle Obama donned two of this lesser-
RSVPed to The Purple Party. A                                                 in character. Other comics                                                   known designer’s creations for the Inaugural Ball and the cover
film crew will record the bash to                                             who’ve signed on as presenters,                                              of Vogue, a Wu dress is expected to appear at least once on the
post footage on Prince’s upcoming                                             according to rumors, include                                                 red carpet. Take a drink for every “Who are you wearing?” that
website, lotusflow3r.com.                                                     Will Ferrell and Jack Black.                                                 is answered with “Wu.”
                                                                                                                                                               Heartbroken mickey rourke – Best Actor nominee Mickey
                                        Friends?                                                                  Sensibility                              Rourke may be solo and lovelorn at the awards after having lost his
                                        Check out the red carpet for the                                          Known for her confident,                 usual red-carpet date, his chihuahua-terrier mix, Loki. Often referred
                                        real drama on Oscar night: the                                            demure acceptance speeches,              to as the love of Rourke’s life, Loki died Monday night. Take two
                                        upcoming reunion of former                                                Kate Winslet doesn’t think               drinks and shed a tear for all the Lokis lost in your own life.
                                        Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt                                          awards-show season is any                    White ribbon – Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway and
                                        and Jennifer Aniston. The pair will                                       holiday. The heavenly creature           Best Actor nominee Sean Penn may sport white ribbons to show
                                        presumably be accompanied by                                              told Rueters that she is                 their support for same-sex marriage. The ribbons, which were first
                                        their new flames, Angelina Jolie                                          “useless” during the season.             seen at the Grammy Awards, were created to advocate the repeal
                                        and John Mayer, respectively.                                             Snubbed by the Academy so far,           of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.
                                        Jen has attracted attention for                                           she’s nominated for her role in          Supposedly, 500 ribbons have been distributed for the Oscars, so
                                        her bitterness and desperation in                                         “The Reader.” The actress feels          take it easy and only take a sip for every ribbon you see.
                                        terms of men, and Angie for her                                           she’s too emotional when she                 Fully clothed Kate Winslet — After having built her career
                                        cruelness in stealing the good                                            loses, but worries she’s also too        baring skin in films like “Titanic” and “Iris,” Kate Winslet says
                                        girl’s man. Team Aniston versus                                           emotional when she wins, too.
                                        Team Jolie? Try Team Over.                                                                 — by Alice Hahn                                             See drInKInG Game page 7
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                                                                            Coraline the dark ‘Alice in Wonderland’
                                                                                      By Virginia Butler                       it simply can’t compare to the sheer ambi-         things a bit too far by occasionally blurring
                                                                                           The Flat Hat                        tion of Selick’s latest undertaking. Notable       the line between homage and imitation. Seri-
                                                                                                                               scenes include a theater audience of over          ously, stop me if you’ve heard this one: an evil
                                                                              Neil Gaiman transcribes his twisted chil-        200 individually moving dogs and a jumping         queen, impromptu tea parties, an enchanted
                                                                           dren’s novella of intrepid youth and bizarre        circus 61 mice strong (which took as many          garden, and a magical cat. “Coraline” certain-
                                                                           fantasy in stop-animation splendor in “Cora-        days to shoot) that had me ooh-ing and aww-        ly earns an A for effort, but it’s still cheating
                                                                           line.” After moving to a new town, Coraline —       ing right along with the spunky seven year         off of Alice’s test.
                                                                           horribly voiced by Dakota Fanning (“Uptown          old seated to my right. However, “Coraline”            Though slightly flawed by heavy-handed
                                                                           Girls”) — finds herself neglected by her busy       does not sacrifice standards for scale; even in    allusions and obnoxious voice-acting, these
                                                                           parents and unimpressed by her lackluster           these grandiose scenes, the film still boasts      minor imperfections fail to mar “Coraline’s”
                                                                           surroundings. While exploring her benign, if        stunning animation and color palette that puts     unquestionable charm. This dark fairy-
                                                                           boring, new home, Coraline stumbles upon            reality to shame.                                  tale still offers a whimsical and somewhat
                                                                           a hidden door that opens onto a world more              Though breathtakingly beautiful, the           sinister experience. From the unsettling,
                                                                           wonderful and terrifying than the one she left      film fails to create an immersive experience.      slightly stilted animation style to the all-too-
                                                                           behind. She then meets her other mother and         Rather than have the Other World slowly re-        understandable escapist fantasy, “Coraline” is
                                                                           her other father, the doting, vibrant parents       veal its true colors, Coraline receives blatant,   marked by the undeniable traces of humanity,
                                                                           she never had. They look just like her real         and frequent, warnings almost immediately.         and is certainly one of the more unique films
                                                                           parents, with one disturbing difference: Their      This robs the audience of the chance to be         this season.
                                                                           eyes have been replaced with empty, black           seduced by the dark fantasy side-by-side with
                                                                           buttons. The result is an imaginative, caution-     the heroine. Instead viewers are forced to
                                                                           ary tale, the very embodiment of the senti-         assume the position of frustrated spectators,
                                                                           ment be careful what you wish for, with a bite      inwardly screaming “don’t go in there!” when-
                                                                           of unexpected malice for a PG feature.              ever she approaches the closet door.
Directions: Fill in the blank squares                                      Fans of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”                 While the numerous red-flags effectively
so that each row, each column and                                          should recognize the handiwork of writer/           defang the Other World, the film is truly
                                                                           director Henry Selick (“Monkeybone”). His           startling for the eerie sense of familiarity.
each 3-by-3 block contain all of the                                       expertise in stop-motion animation (a pains-        From Coraline’s first tumble down the rabbit
digits 1 through 9.                                                        taking process that involves moving three-          hole, the movie never escapes the shadow of
                                                                           dimensional models frame-by-frame) shines           “Alice in Wonderland.” While nods to Lewis
                                                                           through in “Coraline.” While ‘Nightmare’            Carroll’s beloved tale would have been fine
Source: krazydad.com                        Solution                       was certainly a work of animation artistry,         and perhaps even endearing, “Coraline” takes       CourteSY Photo — MoVieWeB.CoM




that gUy
                                                                                                                                                                           Golden man
 Grind barista serves up chai with a side of life                                                                                                                          finds new homes
            By lauren BillingSleY                       complain about parties and student renters. It          ’91. So my ringtone is actually a Jim Jones song            PrediCtionS from page 6
             Flat Hat That Guy Columnist                should not really be a surprise that we have an         ‘Ballin,’ a remix for the Giants.
                                                        undergrad population.                                   What talent to you wish you had?                                Danny Boyle creates a beautiful storyline through
    Sporting rectangular black-rimmed glasses           So when you have free time or are bored,                     I wish I could dance. I lived with Kevin Dua           flashbacks and game show answers in the Academy Award
and a dark sweater, Dave Johnson is understated,        what sort of stuf f do you get into?                    sophomore year. Everyone loves Kevin Dua,                   favorite “Slumdog Millionaire.” Every question protagonist
well-spoken and right at home in the Daily Grind           My roommate has an arcade machine, so we             but I can’t because he’s such a good dancer. It             Jamal Malik answers on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
— both a place of employment and leisure here at        have a whiteboard out there that all six of my          seems like most people would rather just go to a            spurs a flashback (all of which occur in chronological order)
the College of William and Mary. After slipping         apartment mates try to keep high scores on. It’s        club and dance, but I’d prefer to find a quiet pub          to Malik’s childhood in the slums. The last question closes
behind the counter to make himself some ginger          been pretty intense lately. I also like sitting out     with my friends.                                            the circle, resolving the love story.
tea with honey, he explains his roots in a “too         on the balcony there [in the Randolph Com-              Who do you look to for inspiration?                             There is no competition.
small to register” town near Albany, NY and tells       plex]. I have a nice camping chair and I like to             I’d actually say Harry Truman. I don’t know                Some things at this year’s Oscars are certain, like
me he’s given up trying to correct people’s assump-     go out there and read.                                  if it’s because I just read his biography by David          ‘Slumdog’s’ enviable takeover of categories like Best Picture
tions that he’s a short-tempered Manhattanite           any hobbies?                                            McCullough, but it seems very fitting. He grew              and Best Director. Some things, however, are very uncertain,
with a penthouse. All assumptions aside, Dave              I also like to cook. I guess I do more Italian,      up a similar way I did. I have a big problem with           like who will take him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress
and I sit down to talk about the New York Giants,       Greek or maybe Mexican food. I don’t really do          the belief that unless you go to an Ivy League              and who will be more upset after going home empty handed:
Fuck My Life, and why we should all be jealous of       recipes, I just make something. I’m not a painter,      school or born to the Kennedys or some other                Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt. No doubt the biggest tragedy is
Kevin Dua’s skills.                                     I’m not a writer, I’m not a singer, I used to play      aristocratic family, you’re not going to be a part          the Academy’s nearly complete snub of “The Dark Knight.”
What’s been your best job?                              trombone, so cooking is my creative expression.         of anything special in D.C. or national politics.           Whatever happens, the show will be worth watching just to
    This place [the Daily Grind] is by far my           What are some cool meals you’ve made                    It’s not to say that I will be, but it’s nice to see        see if Robert Downey Jr. makes history for being the first
favorite place to work. It’s really a community         lately?                                                 that it’s possible. He never bullshits people, he’s         Ben-Stiller-esque comedic actor to take home a statue.
environment. I like enjoying where I work and              I actually made a full English breakfast on          really honest. I think it’s nice to see that in mod-
seeing customers and knowing them and strik-            Sunday. Not very creative — just time consum-           ern America, you can try to do the best thing
ing up a conversation. Even when I’m stressed
out, if I come in for a shift, I enjoy seeing a
                                                        ing. I also made a Mexican soup with tomatoes,
                                                        chicken, hominy; it’s really spicy and really
                                                                                                                possible and still succeed.
                                                                                                                Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
                                                                                                                                                                            Warning: Oscar buzz
professor come in and knowing exactly what
they want and already having it done for them.
                                                        good.
                                                        are you into any blogs or podcasts?
                                                                                                                     Definitely Indiana Jones. He fought Nazis and
                                                                                                                Soviets, always gets the girl and the funny side-           may be felt morning after
There are a few history professors that get their          I got into a new one this week. Fuckmylife.          kick, and yet he is college professor that loves
medium skim lattes and some biology profes-             com. I’ve never read anything funnier.                  archaeology. I mean have you ever heard anyone              drinking gaMe from page 6
sors who get their tea.                                 What’s your favorite FMl post?                          else angrily exclaim that something belongs in a
What’s the best thing to order from the                    “Today, I was talking to my parents about            museum while they were beating people up?                   “The Reader,” for which she received a Best Actress
daily grind?                                            feeling insecure with my ‘beach body’ as spring         do you have any nicknames?                                  nomination, will be her final film with nudity. Drink for
    Everyone get’s the raspberry chais, but what        break keeps getting closer and closer. My dad                Barefoot. I'll always answer to that name, but         the amount of time you predict it takes Winslet to walk
I really like are the chai teas with half water, half   proceeded to warn me by saying, ‘Don't wear a           I'll never explain where it comes from.                     the red carpet.
milk. Delicious. And the “Jimmy Carter” muffin:         gray swimsuit. People will try to roll you back              Dave “Barefoot” Johnson soon resumes his post              Matilda rose ledger — If Heath Ledger wins his
peanut butter, chocolate powder and banana.             into the ocean’. FML.”                                  behind the counter at the Daily Grind, his favorite         posthumous Best Supporting Actor award, the statue will go
do you operate the music in here, too?                  What is your ringtone?                                  campus spot. On an average day that’s probably              to his daughter, Matilda. But don’t expect the 3-year-old to
    Yes, when you’re working you get to choose.            I’m a big New York Giants fan. Anyone who            where you’ll find him. That is — unless he’s check-         crawl onstage to accept the award in her father’s place: She
What are some of your favorite things to                really knows me, that’s the first thing they’ll say.    ing the side room computer for the day’s latest             will only receive the Oscar at the age of 18, after signing a
play?                                                   One of my first memories is the Super Bowl in           posts on FML.                                               contract promising not to sell the statue. Take a break and
    I have a playlist I use: Beatles, classic rock,                                                                                                                         drink some apple juice.
Girl Talk. When it’s time to close, I try to be                                                                                                                                 Zac efron — Although award presenters are kept secret
subtle about it and play “Closing Time.” I’ve only                                                                                                                          in an effort to boost show ratings, “High School Musical”
been asked to change the song once, and it was                                                                                                                              heartthrob Zac Efron is speculated to be presenting the award
for Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.”                                                                                                                                           for Best Original Song. Take a drink if Zac Efron shows; take
how else do you spend your time aside                                                                                                                                       two if Vanessa Hudgens presents the award with him.
from going to classes and working here?                                                                                                                                         Jack nicholson – Invariably, the cameras find Jack
    I’m doing an internship three days a week in                                                                                                                            Nicholson — wearing sunglasses and his creepy grin made
Richmond working with Senator John Miller, a                                                                                                                                famous in “The Shining” — in the audience of every televised
freshman [state] senator from Newport News.                                                                                                                                 award show. Take a shot, and hope you’re going to be too
I’m working for his legislative aid on new media                                                                                                                            drunk to have any “Here’s Johnny!” nightmares tonight.
things like Facebook to get them started. It                                                                                                                                    Mia – Despite the fact that MIA gave birth less than a
means waking up at 6:30 a.m., which hurts                                                                                                                                   week ago, Oscar organizers are reportedly so eager for her
because it means I have to miss Mug Night. But                                                                                                                              to perform her Best Original Song nominee “O Saya” from
it’s really interesting seeing how the General                                                                                                                              “Slumdog Millionaire” that they’ve offered to provide her
Assembly works.                                                                                                                                                             with a bed from which to sing onstage. Take three drinks —
You say you’ve always had a soft spot for                                                                                                                                   she hasn’t been drinking for nine months, and you need to
politics and actually have a taste of local                                                                                                                                 make up for her lost time. Blackout word: Paper Planes.
af fairs here as a member of Student as-                                                                                                                                        less lavish awards Parties — Out of respect for the
sembly. as the undersecretar y for Public                                                                                                                                   ailing economy and the loss of jobs that is sweeping the
af fairs and a liaison between the College                                                                                                                                  country, Award show party-organizers promise to tone down
and the city, can you comment on the seem-                                                                                                                                  their typically over-the-top, super ritzy parties. Bust out the
ingly never-ending issues?                                                                                                                                                  champagne — Andre, that is. It’s a recession.
    It’s been tough. I think people on both sides                                                                                                                               robert downey Jr. — Award show predictions indicate
get pretty overworked and I don’t think we’re                                                                                                                               a slight competition between Heath Ledger in “The Dark
going to see any progress until the extreme                                                                                                                                 Knight” and Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” for Best
people calm down. I think it's kind of ridiculous                                                                                                                           Supporting Actor. However, if Downey were to upset Ledger,
for people to move to a city that has been a                                                                                                                                etiquette may dictate he hand the award to Ledger anyway.
college town since the 17th century and then            Caitlin FairChild — the Flat hat                                                                                    Whether he holds on to the award or not, finish your drink.
SpORTS
 SportS in brief
                                     men’s basketball
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sports Editor Andrew pike
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women’s tennis
Tribe earns first doubles
point of season in victory
   The College of William and
                                                                 Taming the Tigers
Mary (3-2) edged the Uni-                                                                                                        Schneider’s 26 points lead Tribe rout over Towson
versity of Maryland (1-5) 4-3
Wednesday afternoon in Col-                                                                                                              By ANDREW PIKE                            field and 2 of 3 from three-point range in the
lege Park, Md. The Tribe swept                                                                                                           Flat Hat Sports Editor                    second, to finish with a game-total of 16.
the doubles matches before                                                                                                                                                             “Quinn has played phenomenal as a fresh-
seniors no. 95 Katarina Zoricic
                                                                                                                            TRIBE 76, TOWSON 54                                    man,” Schneider said. “I have more confidence
and Klaudyna Kasztelaniec and
                                                                                                                                When the College of William and Mary               in him now than I’ve ever really had. It’s been
freshman Katie Kargl recorded
                                                                                                                            (9-17, 4-12 CAA) played Towson University              building as the season has gone on.”
singles victories. Zoricic defeat-
ed Michal Amir 6-4, 6-1 in the                                                                                              Jan. 28, junior guard David Schneider sat out              In the first half, the Tribe raced out to a
top singles spot claiming her                                                                                               with an ankle injury while the Tribe commit-           16-4 lead before Towson guard Josh Thornton
90th career victory for the Tribe                                                                                           ted 22 turnovers in a 69-59 home loss.                 brought the Tigers back into the game with his
while Kasztelaniec improved                                                                                                     Fast-forward three weeks to Wednesday              three-point shooting, hitting 3 of 6 from deep
her spring record to 4-1 beating                                                                                            night’s rematch with Towson: Schneider                 for 11 first-half points. Thornton’s third three
Karin Lundmark 6-2, 6-3. Kargl                                                                                              scores 26 points, grabs 9 rebounds and plays           of the half cut the Tribe’s lead to 29-25, and the
clinched the match for the Col-                                                                                             31 minutes in the College’s 76-54 win.                 College entered the half leading 31-27.
lege with a 6-3, 6-4 win. In dou-                                                                                               “It was one of those games where once you              Junior forward Danny Sumner and sopho-
bles, junior Ragini Acharya and                                                                                             get in a good rhythm and good flow it was kind         more forward Marcus Kitts chipped in with 9
senior Barbara Zidek combined                                                                                               of easy,” Schneider said on the Tribe Radio            and 8 points, respectively.
to clinch the doubles point with                                                                                            postgame show.
an 8-5 triumph.

men’s golf
                                                                                                                                Schneider punished the Tigers (9-19, 4-12
                                                                                                                            CAA) with dribble-drives, pull-up jumpers and            CAA Standings
                                                                                                                            his trademark long-range shots in leading the
Hurson leads College to                                                                                                     Tribe to its first win at Towson since 2005.             Rank and Team                 CAA Overall
ninth place at Rice                                                                                                             He capped off the team’s 23-7 second-half            1. VCU                        12-4 19-8
                                                                                                                            run with 8 consecutive points, including two
    Senior Doug Hurson (+1) re-                                                                                                                                                      T-2. George Mason             11-5 18-8
                                                                                                                            old-fashioned three-point plays on drives to
corded a sixth-place finish at the                                                                                          the basket. The College continued to pull away           T-2. Northeastern             11-5 16-10
Rice Intercollegiate in Houston,
Tex. to lead the College of Wil-
                                                                                                                            after that, shredding the Towson defense for             T-4. Hofstra                  10-6 18-9
                                                                                                                            easy baskets and building the lead to 73-47 –
liam and Mary to a ninth-place
                                                                                                                            its largest of the game with 3:55 remaining.             T-4. Old Dominion             10-6 17-9
showing. Senior Brent Paladino
(+5) and junior Conor O’Brien
                                                                                                                            Over the game’s final 15:23, the Tribe out-              T-4. Drexel                   10-6 14-11
                                                                                                                            scored Towson 34-17.
(+11) rounded out the top three                                                                                                                                                      7. James Madison              9-7  17-11
for the Tribe taking 18th and 36th                                                                                              “We’ve been playing well,” Head Coach
places respectively. For Hurson,                                                                                            Tony Shaver said. “Our execution tonight was             8. Georgia State              7-9  9-18
the sixth-place finish was the se-                                                                                          as good as it’s been all year long.”                     9. Delaware                   5-11 11-17
nior’s tenth top-ten finish in his                                                                                              The Tribe shot 53.3 percent from the floor
career. The College’s +27 was 17                                                                                            in the second half as Schneider and freshman             T-10. Tribe                   4-12 9-17
strokes behind victor University                                                                                            forward Quinn McDowell combined for 29                   T-10. Towson                  4-12 9-19
of the Pacific but also 73 strokes                                                                                          second-half points. McDowell, who scored
ahead of 15th (and last) place
                                     KylE mcmAhON — ThE flAT hAT
                                                                                                                                                                                     12. UNC-Wilmington            3-13 6-22
                                     Junior guard David Schneider, pictured here against UNCW Feb. 11.                      only 2 points in the first, went 5 of 10 from the
Southern University of Texas.

lacrosse                             lacrosse
Huether named to 2009
U.S. World Cup team
    The College of William and
Mary’s volunteer assistant
                                     College opens season with convincing victory
coach Meg Huether was select-
ed as one of 18 players to join        Holofcener, Zulty lead Tribe with five goals each in rainy contest
the 2009 United States World
                                      By JAmISON ShABANOWITZ                 was cause for sloppy play on both          range at the 20-minute mark.
Cup team. Huether was a four-
year starter at Duke University            Flat Hat Staff Writer             sides early on.                                The 9 goal advantage was in-
where she collected a first-team                                                The College was able to beat the        creased to 10 when Holofcener found
all-American honor in addition       TRIBE 19, lONGWOOD 6                    elements, controlling the first-half       the mesh with an assist from junior
to being selected as the Na-            The College of William and Mary      tempo by tallying 23 shots and forc-       midfielder Katie Rees.
tional Goalkeeper of the year        wasted little time in proving itself    ing 7 turnovers, while slicing through         Key second-half stops by pre-
by the Intercollegiate Women’s       worthy of its preseason no. 2 confer-   the Longwood zone waiting for the          season all-CAA goalie Geary silenced
Lacrosse Coaches Association         ence ranking, crushing Longwood         opportune moment to shoot.                 the Lancers, who only managed 24
in 2005. Huether also garnered       University Wednesday, 19-6.                On one such offensive trip, sopho-      shots to the College’s 37.
two All-ACC selections during           Sophomore attacker Ashley Ho-        more defender Molly Wannen found               “Our defense forced low-percent-
her tenure with the Blue Dev-        lofcener and junior attacker Mary       Zulty in front of the net at the 14-min-   age, low-angle shots, which made my
ils.                                 Zutly each notched 5 goals to lead      ute mark. Zulty spun to her right and      job easier,” Geary said.
                                     the College, while sophomore goal-      jumped, firing the shot above Lancers          The Tribe is now 16-1 all-time
   — By Chris Weidman                keeper Emily Geary collected 12         goalie Eliza Coughter’s right shoul-       against Longwood and has won sixth
                                     saves for her eleventh career win.      der for one of her 4 first-half goals.     straight home opener.


 Schedule
                                        “We were able to make in-game           “I just happened to be in the right         The College’s next match will not
                                     adjustments with ease, which is good    spot,” Zulty said.                         be as easy as the Tribe travels to Dur-
                                     when facing an unfamiliar opponent         With a comfortable 13-3 lead at the     ham, N.C. to face no. 3 Duke Univer-
                                     and when we need to prepare for our     half, the running clock allowed the        sity tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 20                        next game Saturday,” Head Coach         Tribe to ice the game. Several early           “We just want to play our hardest
track and field                      Christine Halfpenny said.               second-half possessions prevented          [on Saturday],” Halfpenny said, who
@ Virginia Tech Invitational —          Not only did Halfpenny have to       Longwood from mounting a come-             worked as an assistant for the Blue
Blacksburg, Va.                      deal with an unfamiliar opponent,       back, though the Lancers’ Dee Ware-        Devils before joining the College in          ANDREW PIKE — ThE flAT hAT
baseball                             but the rain-soaked field conditions    hime was able to dial one in from long     2006.                                         Sophomore attacker Maggie Anderson
BUFFALO — 4 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 21
track and field                      women’s basketball

                                     Huskies’ aggressive play engulfs struggling Tribe
@ Virginia Tech Invitational —
Blacksburg, Va.
women’s tennis
@ Wake Forest —
Winston-Salem, N.C. — 12 p.m.
baseball                                                                                                 Poor shooting and 18 turnovers hinder College against Huskies
IONA — 12 p.m.
BUFFALO — 4 p.m.                                                                                                        By JAcK lAmBERT                                 was supposed to be forced the other way. We left three-
men’s basketball                                                                                                         Flat Hat Staff Writer                          point shooters wide open.
MANHATTAN — 2 p.m.                                                                                                                                                          We just did not play well enough defensively to win.”
                                                                                                      TRIBE 58, NORThEASTERN 68                                             The Tribe’s offense suffered as well.
men’s gymnastics
                                                                                                          The College of William and Mary’s lack of intensity               Senior forward Dani Kell had a game-high 18 points
@ James Madison —
Harrisonburg, Va. — 6 p.m.                                                                            led to its 68-58 loss to Northeastern University (10-15,          and junior guard Kelly Heath had 15 points on 6-15
                                                                                                      7-7 CAA) Thursday night. While neither team made                  shooting, but the Tribe spent most of the night missing
Sun., Feb. 22                                                                                         many shots, only one, played with the required urgency            threes and failing to establish an offensive identity, while
women’s golf                                                                                          to win.                                                           starting point guard sophomore Katy Oblinger sat on
Kiawah Island Intercollegiate                                                                             “Our lack of intensity, until the last 10 minutes where       the bench due to a knee injury.
— Kiawah Island, S.C.                                                                                 it really didn’t matter, killed us,” Head Coach Debbie                “We never got into the offense,” Taylor said. “With or
men’s tennis                                                                                          Taylor said. “Northeastern does a good job of pressuring          without [Oblinger], we shouldn’t struggle any time we
BOISE STATE — 10 a.m.                                                                                 the ball full court, which kind of made us panic a little bit     get played full court like that.”
JAMES MADISON — 4 p.m.                                                                                on offense, and they made the game ugly, and we didn’t                Junior forward Tiffany Benson, who leads the team
                                                                                                      make plays.”                                                      with 12.2 points per game, only scored 8 points despite
women’s gymnastics
@ George Washington —                                                                                     She continued to list the issues she had with the             repeated looks inside the paint.
Washington, D.C. — 1 p.m.                                                                             evening’s play, but to those who watched the game, the                Northeastern guard Brittany Wilson led her team
women’s basketball                                                                                    team’s failings were self-evident.                                with 17 points — one of four Huskies in double figures.
@ UNC-Wilmington —                                                                                        When the Tribe’s defense floundered late in the first             Taylor praised her team’s effort in the last 10 minutes,
Wilmington, N.C. — 2 p.m.                                                                             half, the Huskies reeled off 12 unanswered points to              but ultimately called it “a day late and a dollar short.”
lacrosse                                                                                              break an 18-18 tie and take a 30-18 lead into the half. The           “I said to them, ‘Look at our intensity in the final 10
@ Duke — Durham, N.C.                                                                                 Huskies consistently drove through the Tribe’s zone for           minutes … In the last 10 minutes, the tide turned a little
— 3 p.m.                                                                                              easy layups and hit 4 of 7 threes in the second half.             bit. You saw this new energized group that started to
baseball                             JOhN quINN — ThE flAT hAT                                            “We couldn’t closely follow the defensive game plan,”         play hard’,” Taylor said.
IONA — 3 p.m.                        Freshman guard Taysha Pye                                        Taylor said. “We’d let a player drive to the basket that              “That’s what this group’s going to have to do to win.”

								
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