By Steve Hofstetter, Keith Alberstadt, Adam Hofstetter, Cody Marley, Rich Ragains, Elliot Steingart and Chris Strait
Don't expect Bob Knight to retire anytime soon. A few minutes after losing to Boston College, the Texas Tech coach was already talking excitedly about the new batch of recruits he'll get to choke next season.
The dreams of a perfect season came to an end for the men's and women's tennis teams, which suffered their first losses of the year against the University of Mary Washington Eagles.
The men's No. 1 singles featured two nationally ranked players, with Lions junior Michael Klimchak falling to Eagles sophomore Jon James 6-1, 6-1.
The College was off to a fast start at the 12th Annual Monmouth University Season Opener as the outdoor track & field season began on Saturday.
Senior Angela Tecco led the way for the Lions, as she finished two races with Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) qualifying times.
The College's lacrosse team came away with an 8-6 victory Sunday at home over the SUNY-Cortland Red Dragons, one of the few teams to beat the Lions in the past two years, to advance its record to 3-0.
"After losing to them the past two years, I thought it was important that we come out and make a statement today," junior attacker Kate Neese said.
This week in Around the Dorm, we have a tight race between the usual suspects: Signal managing editor Lauren Kohout, Signal nation & world editor James Queally and Signal sports editor Brandon Lee. The debate this week focuses on the Mets and Phillies, Jeff "Robocop" Garcia and the two personas of Kobe Bryant.
The College's baseball team fell in its home opener on Thursday against Ursinus College by a score of 5-2.
The loss drops the No. 4 ranked Lions to 8-4 on the season, while Ursinus improves to 8-3.
"I think we still have a lot of work to do," junior pitcher Bob Buskett said.
Strong hitting and continued great pitching lifted the softball team over visiting Salisbury University 10-5 on Sunday in the first game of the doubleheader before dropping a 2-0 decision in the nightcap. The split, following another day victory and night loss against Haverford College, pushed the Lions' record to 7-2 on the young season.
President George W. Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, primarily to Baghdad, may push our armed forces to the breaking point.
The "Army has become a 'just in time' organization: every combat brigade that finishes training is sent back to Iraq or Afghanistan almost immediately," New York Times writer David Cloud said.
Eileen McGinnis, senior vice president at Whitman Strategy Group and adjunct professor of political science, spoke Thursday as part of the political science department's weekly politics forum. McGinnis served as chief of staff for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator and former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman.
On March 7, the first self-designed major at the College was officially approved by the provost of Academic Affairs. Shaum Kabadi, a senior, is now officially a self-designed biochemistry major.
The College's Self-Designed Major BA Program was approved by the New Jersey Presidents Council last fall.
The Pulse, which is scheduled to debut today, is a new Web poll designed by the Student Government Association's (SGA) Student Services committee. The poll will target issues at the College and allow students to respond to SGA with their thoughts and opinions.
Two female students reported to Campus Police that they were victims of harassment. One of the students said she was walking through Lot 3 on Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. when a young white male approached her. She described him as 6-foot-2 with dark hair. When he approached, he told the female he had a girlfriend and that he enjoyed licking and kissing her feet.
The Student Finance Board (SFB) unanimously allocated full funding, $8,000, to the Asian American Association (AAA) for Mystique at its meeting on Wednesday, draining the multi-cultural fund.
This year Mystique's theme is "Once upon a Time in Asia: The lands, the myths, the legends.
The March 21 meeting of the Student Government Association (SGA) took place at the New Jersey State House. Dan Scapardine, sophomore senator of Culture and Society, said SGA meets annually at the State House as an honorific gesture from the state to SGA. Despite the change of venue, SGA went about its normal affairs and procedures.