“Despite the 14 Advanced Placement tests (11 top scores) and two consecutive placings in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair under his belt, he found no welcome at any of the eight Ivy League schools, and neither did his co-founded company aid him in clinching even a position on the wait-lists of several of their peers.”
IvyGate posted an article this morning about the recent resignation of
Michael Marc D. Hauser, a Harvard professor who was found responsible for eight different cases of scientific misconduct. Shortly thereafter, we were alerted to a number of striking similarities between our own story and one published two days ago in the Harvard Crimson. We’ve since removed the article, and followed up with its author, a first-time IvyGate contributor, who will no longer be writing for the site.
We regret this error, and we apologize to the Crimson for the serious editorial oversight.
Editor in Chief, IvyGate
You may have noticed — if you weren’t too busy slaving away on terms papers in some dimly lit corner of library-hell — but the seasons have changed.
The sun is out. The birds are chirping. All manner of Ivy League fauna — butt-chugging bros, tiger cubs, felonious transfer students, fucking Kurt Schneider — have shed their extraneous outerwear and appear poised to continue making poor decisions well after the vernal equinox. In short, summer is just around the corner.
Your fearless IvyGate editors will continue to plug away here through the end of May, after which time we’ll step back into advisory roles. Then starting June 2nd, in the finest of IvyGate traditions, we’ll hand over the reins to a fresh-out-of-the-box team of Summer Editors, equipped with their own distinguished brands of Internet muckraking.
But who, pray tell, possesseth the verve, the panache, the editorial derring-do to lead IvyGate? Maybe you!
Here are the detes: If you’re interested in applying to be a guest editor for the month of June, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send over the application info, post haste. Then you can get to work showing us exactly why you deserve a shot at the helm of the Good Ship IvyGate. Who knows? This plum gig could be your first step to media glory. (After all, former summer chief Maureen O’Connor is on TV like every other day now.) So, if you’re interested, hit us up.
Constance, Peter, and Eve
If you haven’t heard about @harvardhoochies, it’s time you took notice. They are self-proclaimed wannabe-housewives and BU biddies who spend five days out their week hooching and husband hunting in Harvard Square.
Although they are typically not fond of RUHGs (random ugly Harvard girls), they offer the Ivy League their comprehensive vocabulary to successfully become Final Club crashers or even full-time residents.
Grad board (n): Ruling body of Harvard and final club alumni who assist in executive decision-making for the clubs. Not all grA.D. boards and club members have the best relationship.
Harvard Final Club Ego (n): A male final club member’s acknowledgment of his final club appeal which spawns his tendency to demean women (mostly BU women) as well as think he is ridiculously good looking when in all actuality, he is not.
Member (n): The best of the best. Current Harvard junior or senior “brother” of the final club. Members are full-fledged Harvardian manmeat and have all authorities of glorious clubdom and membership. Members oft hold keychains with swipies for door entrance to clubs, have hooked up with at least three or more of your friends and have lost count of how many times they’ve had sexual intercourse on the upper floors of the club house. Members also genuinely respect club rules more, as most have official club positions or are vying for them, and members have grown into their tuxedos so they always look more comfortable and are indubitable more attractive at annual initiation parties.
For some more need to know terms, follow the jump.
After barely escaping their weekend at Princeton and Penn with one win, Harvard (16-4, 5-1) fans have got to be relieved this week. Things were looking dicey for the Crimson in double overtime at the (finally) raucous Palestra on Saturday night, as they trailed by three with less than two minutes to play after having already dropped their Friday contest in New Jersey. But Oliver McNally’s baseline jumper with 11 seconds to play saved the weekend for Tommy Amaker’s squad, who return to the friendly home confines of Lavietes Pavilion this weekend to host Yale and Brown.
The Harvard-Penn thriller was a fitting cap to a great weekend of Ancient Eight play which showcased the depth of the league this season. Princeton (16-4, 4-0) stayed perfect in conference play with crucial home wins against Harvard (65-61) and Dartmouth (68-53). Led by Ian Hummer (17 pts/4 rebs) and Dan Mavraides (15 pts/ 7 rebs/ 6 asts) – and assisted by the league’s best sixth man, forward Kareem Maddox (14/5) – Princeton found just enough offense to get by the Crimson in a tight, low-scoring affair typical of Jadwin Gym. What’s more impressive for Tigers fans is that Princeton found a way to slow down Harvard’s frontcourt stars, Kyle Casey and Keith Wright, who combined for just 27 points and 14 rebounds while racking up four fouls apiece.
Penn (9-9, 3-1) showed their class as well, taking Harvard to the wire (83-82) and earning a weekend split which keeps them very much alive in the title race. Also surging is Yale (11-9, 4-2), who got 21 points and 9 rebounds from Greg Mangano on Saturday night to see off suddenly struggling Columbia 72-67 at home on Saturday and complete an important weekend sweep. Now at 4-2 in the league, the Elis can safely be considered the dark horse contender for the Ivy crown.
Columbia’s (12-8, 3-3) troubles began the night before in Providence, where Sean “The Professor” McGonagill dropped 39 points on 15 of 19 shooting to lift Brown (8-12, 1-5) to its first league win by the final of 87-79. Despite playing with a facemask due to injuries sustained the night before the game, McGonagill still managed to dominate the Lions from start to finish, and consistently beat the multiple defenders Columbia tried on him. Meanwhile, Columbia star Noruwa Agho struggled all weekend, scoring just six points in each Light Blue contest while shooting just 33% from the field.
Cornell (5-15, 1-5)got off the schnide the following night against McGonagill and the Bears, who couldn’t replicate their Friday performance despite 26 points from Tucker Halpern. It was Andrew Ferry who led the Big Red, netting 20 points and going 7 for 8 from the line in the 91-79 win.
And Dartmouth (5-15, 1-5) was swept at Penn and Princeton. Big Green fans should try to find solace in the fact that nobody thought they were going to win anyway.
This week in the Mouth that Roared Podcast, Tom talks about recruiting. (The IvyGate editors think the secret for success is just being really, really tall. Although, apparently there is more involved than that.)
Also, here is the IvyGate Team of the Week:
F Kyle Casey, Harvard – 16.5 ppg, 10 rpg
F Jack Eggleston, Penn – 19 ppg, 10 rpg
G Errick Peck, Cornell – 17.5 ppg, 5 rpg
G Noruwa Agho, Columbia (2x) – 21.5 ppg
G Doug Davis, Princeton – 15.5 ppg
Here is Tom Di Benedetto’s take on the Ivy basketball games this weekend…
They may not be considered legitimate title contenders yet, but Penn certainly impressed in their first weekend of Ivy play. After knocking off a hot Yale team on Friday 66-58, the Quakers (8-8, 2-0) rallied to see off Brown 80-78 the following night in the league’s first overtime contest of the season. The Bears (7-11, 0-4)came out firing on offense (including 22 points off the bench for Adrian Williams) and led for most of the game, but were dominated late in the second half by Jack Eggleston (25 points, 12 rebounds). In overtime, Brown had two chances to score in the last ten seconds, but Williams’ missed three and Sean McGonagill’s subsequent turnover dropped the squad to a disappointing 0-4 in the Ancient Eight, and gave Penn the fast start they were looking for. If PG Zack Rosen (14.5 ppg this weekend) can get his scoring production back to where it was last season, when he led the league at 26 points per game, his Quakers will comfortably find themselves challenging for the top of the league.
Before Penn fans get too excited, however, it should be noted that Princeton hosted the same two opponents this weekend and generally looked more impressive. On Friday, the Tigers (14-4, 2-0) ran away from Brown 78-60, but they faced a major challenge when they seemingly ran out of gas on Saturday night against Yale (9-9, 2-2). After leading for the entire second half, Princeton scored just four points in the last six minutes but stepped up defensively to hold off the Elis 67-63and stay perfect in the league. Particularly impressive were forwards Kareem Maddox (17 points, 7 rebounds) and Ian Hummer (12, 11), who outplayed Yale star Greg Mangano and outclassed inexperienced center Jeremiah Kreisberg.
Harvard (15-3, 4-0) also looked impressive again this weekend, especially in their Friday match-up with Columbia (12-6, 3-1). The Crimson led by just one at halftime, but turned up their intensity to open the second period by showcasing their athleticism on the fast break, and saw off the Lions 77-66. On Saturday, Harvard cruised 78-57over sorry Cornell, who hardly seems to be putting in the effort required to win on the Division I level. In their defense, Harvard is better at every position, a distinction they will hold over most Ivy opponents this season. If that seems bold, consider the production of the Crimson starting five this past weekend: PG Curry: 9.5 ppg, 7 apg – SG McNally: 11 ppg, 5.5 apg – SF Webster: 13 ppg, 6-9 3pt – F Kyle Casey: 16.5 ppg, 11 rpg – F Keith Wright: 17.5 ppg, 9 rpg. Now that’s just scary good, even in the ACC.
Oh and congratulations to Dartmouth (5-13, 1-3) for getting a conference win (64-57 over Cornell). As for the Big Red (4-14, 0-4), 14 first half points in Hanover is about as far from the sweet sixteen as a program can fall in eleven months. This team is becoming the Cleveland Cavaliers of the Ancient Eight.
I’m not really sure what else could have possibly been going on in Ithaca last Saturday afternoon, but the Big Red student section never showed for the Ivy home opener versus Columbia, and the Lions took full advantage of the tame atmosphere to finish off an impressive sweep of the defending champs 70-66. Point guard Brian Barbour led the Lions (11-5, 2-0) for the second straight week with 23 points, but this time he carried the offense alone, getting little help from Noruwa Agho, who struggled against a constant double team and was just 1-12 from the field. Cornell (4-12, 0-2) led for the first 28 minutes and controlled the tempo for most of the game, but could not muster the late magic to finish off the upstart Lions. Now being hyped as one of the three best teams in the league, Columbia will have the opportunity to prove it in a huge match-up at Harvard this Friday.
Harvard (13-3, 2-0) showed they were beatable in their own building this past weekend, needing a second half comeback to see off a surprisingly game Dartmouth squad on Saturday afternoon by a final score of 59-50. The Big Green (4-12, 0-2) led by six at halftime and got an unexpected offensive lift from R.J. Griffin, whose 20 points and 38 minutes exceeded his season averages by 11 and 10, respectively. However, the balanced scoring attack of the Crimson (Rivard 13, Wright/Curry/McNally 12) wore down Dartmouth as the game progressed and kept Harvard undefeated heading into its match-up with Columbia.
Elsewhere in the league, Yale rose to see off Brown for the second straight week with a solid 59-51home win. Once again led by Greg Mangano’s 17 points and 12 rebounds, the Bulldogs (9-7, 2-0)took advantage of a horrendous shooting night for Tucker Halpern and the rest of the Bears (7-9, 0-2), who connected on just 26% of their shots for the game. Also stepping up for the Elis was freshman center Jeremiah Kreisberg, who notched 13 points and 8 rebounds on 5 of 7 shooting. His continued emergence should be closely followed by Yale fans, who may soon be able boast the best front-court in the Ancient Eight.