October 12, 2000
Stanford defeats F. Hockey, 2-1
| October 12, 2000
After a long road trip, the Cornell Field Hockey team (5-5) finally heads home after splitting games this past week in California. After defeating Cal-Berkley on Monday, the Red ended its West Coast stint with a loss to Stanford (6-9) 2-1 yesterday.
Cardinal junior Sarah Herman was the first to put a score on the board. With just 13 minutes remaining in the first half, Herman, off a pass from sophomore Amrit Chima, was able to beat Red goalkeeper senior Maureen Sullivan. This initial goal gave Stanford the lead and forced Cornell to play catch-up the rest of the game.
Impressive goaltending on the part of Sullivan lessened the blow to the Red and plagued Stanford. The Cardinals attempted 14 shots in the first half but could only manage to find the back of the cage once. In comparison, the Red was only able to produce two shots.
Although the Red improved its offensive output in the second half, producing four penalty corners, it was Amanda Billmyer of Stanford who scored next. Just three minutes into the half, the sophomore beat Sullivan for the game winner. This goal was Billmyer’s eighth of the season, a team high.
The Red’s lone goal came from senior co-captain Amy Galebach at 56:41 into the game. Her unassisted goal was the first of her career.
The Red made a valiant effort to fight back and almost sent the game into overtime off a shot from Sommer Costabile. With just nine seconds remaining the freshman drove a shot at the Stanford net, but goalkeeper Rebecca Shapiro made a diving save to preserve the win.
The Red will have time to rest after its long road trip, as it will not be playing again until next Wednesday, October 18. On that day, the Red will look to improve to 6-5 as it hosts Lafayette at 6 p.m. on Schoellkopf Field.
Archived article by Kristen Haunss
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October 13, 2000
Sleep in late and still catch the game. When Cornell hosts Colgate under the lights of Schoellkopf Field at 6 p.m. tomorrow, this becomes a reality. The Red (2-2, 2-0 Ivy) returns home after two road games, and momentum is the word being bandied about by the team. “We have a little momentum, and we just need to keep it going,” head coach Pete Mangurian said. This momentum comes from the amazing second half that Cornell had against Harvard last weekend. The Red scored 29 points in the two quarters, and shutout the Crimson’s offense for an incredible win, coming from 28 points down to win the game. Even though the team is trying to feed off this momentum, it is focusing on the Red Raiders. “We have to let go of the win. It’s a hard thing to do, but I don’t think anybody will have a hard time getting up for this game,” Mangurian said. One of the main reasons Cornell should be excited for this game is the chance to avenge last year’s 55-16 drubbing in Hamilton, N.Y. “We want to come back and redeem ourselves in the up-state New York rivalry,” senior co-captain Joe Splendorio said. The Red leads the all-time series 46-33-3, but has not captured a game since 1992, dropping four straight to the Red Raiders. Colgate comes into the contest on a four-game winning streak, including a 34-6 victory over Princeton last week. The Red Raiders are led by quarterback Tom McCune, who has 1,215 yards passing and 10 touchdowns through the air. He also has seven rushing touchdowns. “The guy they have got in there is doing a tremendous job running the ball and running the offense,” Mangurian said of McCune. Randall Joseph, who ran for 217 yards and three touchdowns against Cornell last year, has been injured for much of this year. This has caused Nate Thomas to step up, and he now has 222 yards on 40 carries. However, Mangurian is still worried about Joseph. “He is a great back, and he ate us alive a year ago. He has been struggling with injuries and probably doesn’t have the kind of yardage he expected to have at this point. If I were him I would be thinking, ‘I’m going to come in here and get well against Cornell and the way it has been playing defense,'” the coach said. And the Red should be worried about this, as it is giving up 303 yards per game. Colgate, for its part, is averaging 161 yards per game on the ground. But the Red comes into this game with something to prove. It has lost both games it has played against Patriot League opponents thus far, and is hoping to avoid being swept by the conference. “We can’t go 0-3 against the Patriot League,” junior quarterback Ricky Rahne said. In order to do this, the defense will have to tackle better than it has in the past. “We have to get ourselves in the right place and have two, three, and four guys around the ball [to tackle],” Mangurian said. On the offensive side of the ball, Cornell will just be planning to stick with the game plan. “They play pretty aggressive [defense]. Our receivers have to get off their bumps, and we just have to execute,” Rahne said. And if the offense can execute, Rahne will become only the second quarterback in school history to pass for 4,000 yards. And his main target, Splendorio, became just the second receiver to earn over 2,000 yards through the air in his career. But these accolades mean a lot of coverage for Splendorio. “Every team has tried to scheme me up in some way. I have seen a lot of double coverage, and some triple coverage. I’m going to get [a lot of attention from the defensive backs] every week, so I don’t think this week will ba any different,” he said. So while the Red is trying to prove that it can play with some of the best I-AA teams in the country, its fans can get a little extra sleep and still spend some time tailgating. “It is definitely exciting as a player. I hope the fans can get into it,” Splendorio said, adding, “[They] get a little more time to [warm up] and get a little rowdy.” Archived article by J.V. Anderton
October 13, 2000
If you were not paying attention during high school history, then read this immediately. Even if you remember the discoveries, the wars and all the presidents America celebrates from its storied history, you may still suffer from ‘sociolexia,’ said Dr. James Loewen, the author of the bestselling book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong. Loewen, visiting Cornell for the Campus Week of Dialogue, addressed the myths that have stuck with Americans over time, and he used the term ‘sociolexia’ to describe people who were educated with a warped perception of history. In 1980, Loewen and his co-authors of Mississippi: Conflict and Change, an award-winning Mississippi state history textbook, challenged the State of Mississippi in court after the government restricted the text from access to the state’s public schools. Loewen et al. v. Turnipseed et al., in April of that year emerged as a victory for the First Amendment, enabling the writers to present a vastly different view of the state’s history. Teaching a freshman social science seminar at Tougaloo College in Mississippi — a college serving mostly African American students — Loewen encountered a class that explained the Reconstruction era as a time when “black people took over the government, then they screwed up, and so the white people took back control.” From this experience, he concluded that “history can be used as a weapon, and it was used as a weapon against my students.” So for two years, Loewen took aim on 12 widely-read high school textbooks of American history at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Poring over the required reading for many U.S. teenagers, Loewen found several myths, such as Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America. Loewen believes that the manner in which history is commonly taught during high school stretches its influence across society. For instance, of the few times that social class was mentioned at all in the history volumes, authors referred to a large American middle class. In fact, Loewen remarked, the United States has a smaller middle class than any of the other industrialized countries in the world. He noted in his book, Lies that “textbooks almost never use the present to illuminate the past.” They might ask students to examine gender roles during the suffrage movement, race relations during the civil rights movement, or social class today, he suggested. “They might, but they don’t. No wonder students find history ‘irrelevant’ to their present lives,” Loewen said. This failure in history education may account for the overall unpopularity of history in higher education. According to Loewen, fewer than 20 percent of American students ever enroll in an American history course beyond high school. In his own college classes, Loewen has asked his students to transcend the traditional techniques for learning history by analyzing sociological information of the times to gain a greater understanding and relate better to the subject material. For instance, Loewen challenged students to analyze the budget of a single janitor with two children in order to consider how social class applies to workers simultaneously while the students learned at the University of Vermont. “I would tell them what UVM paid its janitors, and it was hopelessly less [than what their budgets called for],” he said. Loewen encouraged local Ithaca teachers and Cornell faculty members to attempt the same sorts of analyses in their own classrooms. Their students may be shocked at their findings, he suggested. “You could get your clothes at the Salvation Army, which I suspect a janitor at Cornell may have to do,” he noted. Thomas A. Hoebbel, an Employee Assembly representative, helped organize the lecture series to bring Loewen to campus. Echoing many of Loewen’s concerns, Hoebbel drew attention to some difficulties specific to this University, such as the cost of parking for employees. “A parking pass for a Band A employee is more expensive than it is for a faculty member,” Hoebbel said. Hoebbel suggested that while it is hard to see differences among the various Cornell employees, social class applies to the University on a broad scale. In the coming years, the sort of education Loewen is advocating may meet a greater need as student populations change. “I think you are going to see fewer people coming here from the middle class,” Loewen said. Loewen taught race relations for twenty years at the University of Vermont. He attended Carleton College and holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.Archived article by Matthew Hirsch