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Mason Gross adds rehearsal building with cafe, bubble tea vendor By Nicole Gifford Contributing Writer
The Mason Gross School of the Arts opened a new building, Robert E. Mortensen Hall on Douglass campus. The building is the school’s first new construction in 18 years and houses a large movement studio, a spacious choral hall and other rehearsal rooms as well as a cafe and a bubble tea vendor. LOUIS CABRERA
The Mason Gross School of the Arts kicked off the new semester with a new, glass-covered, nearly 24,000-square-foot building with room for students to practice, perform and play. The Robert E. Mortenson Hall on Douglass campus, the school’s first new construction in 18 years, houses a large movement studio, a spacious choral hall, a suite of practice rooms, indoor and outdoor meeting space and a technology lab and recording studio, said George Stauffer, dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts. “The new building will allow us to create a much-desired music technology program. It provides stunning choral and dance facilities,” Stauffer said. “Most importantly, it gives students and faculty a place to gather, to eat and talk informally.”
Stauffer said Mortenson Hall represents a new and positive visual direction for additions to Rutgers. Joseph A. Natoli Construction, the company that built the hall, has also worked on the Statue of Liberty as well as a few other buildings on campus, including the Livingston Dining Commons. “[Mason Gross School of the Arts administration] believes that this building raises the aesthetic bar at the University,” Stauffer said. He said it was important to first build and strengthen the four departmental programs — Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts — and to establish the school’s three new divisions — Arts Online, Extension Division and the Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking. “It is not by coincidence that just as Mortensen Hall reaches completion, the Dance and Theater Departments were ranked in the top See BUILDING on Page 6
Task force releases recommendations to reduce opiate usage By Marcus Tucker Contributing Writer
After his friend’s death from an overdose in 2002, Frank Greenagel became dedicated to the fight against drugs. Today, he serves as both the chairman of the New Jersey Task Force on Heroin and Other Opiates and as a Recovery Counselor at the Rutgers Recovery House. The New Jersey Task Force on Heroin and Other Opiates was launched in March 2012 in response to a dramatic increase in the number of arrests, treatment admissions and deaths from heroin and prescription pills. “We’ve gotten immense support
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from the governor’s office, and it was an easy thing to put together,” Greenagel said. “People flocked to be a part of it.” Beginning in 2011, deaths in America from opiates and prescription drugs surpassed car crash and gunshot deaths combined, Greenagel said. Over 800 people died from overdoses from heroin and opiates in New Jersey last year. Many were 15 to 25 years old. Both heroin and opiate painkillers, like oxycodone and Vicodin, come from the opium poppy. They are addictive because their structure resembles endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers,
The New Jersey Task Force on Heroin and Other Opiates released their recommendations to control opiate usage in New Jersey yesterday at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick during the 22nd annual summit for the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. RAZA ZIA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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Calcado discusses construction on campus By Erin Petenko Staff Writer
By Daniel Natale Contributing Writer
Kathleen Scotto’s long list of achievements has led her to become a significant part of the historic merger of Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Following her last position as the vice president of research at UMDNJ, the scientist, researcher, teacher and New York native was recently elected as the chairwoman of the board of Research and Development Council of New Jersey. “I think I can speak for all of the past chairs when I say that it is an honor to serve as chair of this counSee COUNCIL on Page 6
Vice President for Facilities and Capital Planning Antonio Calcado spoke at Rutgers University Student Assembly’s second meeting of the year in the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus. Calcado discussed construction projects on campus, including the College Avenue redevelopment. PAUL SOLIN
Although students may complain about the construction scattered around Rutgers, the changes mark the beginning of an initiative to redefine the character of the College Avenue campus and create a new, uniform look, said Antonio Calcado, vice president of University Facilities and Capital Planning. Calcado discussed University development and answered student questions at this semester’s second Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting, held at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus. The University has planned a variety of new initiatives on the College Avenue campus, such as the Lot 8 redevelopment program pegged to include apartment-style housing,
retail space and a large screen for programming. He also talked about issues with facilities on campus, such as the recent power outages on the College Avenue and Busch campuses. “That’s an internal problem,” he said. “Typically, the Busch campus is the one with the least amount of problems.” He said the problem might have to do with the smoke-like clouds coming from the ground between the Busch Campus Center and the Busch Suites. “There are high-temperature lines coming from underground,” he said. “When you see the smoke like that, it’s actually vapor or steam, that means that there’s a leak in the line. ... That may have melted an electrical wire, and that takes a long
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Alpha Sigma Phi and the Rutgers University Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club hosts a fundraiser in front of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. Attendees can meet and interact with seeing eye dogs and purchase a picture with a dog for $2. All proceeds will be donated to the Embrace the Kids Foundation.
Sunday, Sept. 15
The Rutgers Film Co-op, the New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers Department of Continuing Film Studies present a screening of New Jersey Film Festival selections “Slide Rail Superman” and “Sick Mick and the Boys” at 7 p.m. in the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus. Admission is $10 for the general public and $9 for students and senior citizens.
Monday, Sept. 16
The Center for African Studies and Livingston Campus Dean present a screening of “No More Selections! We Want Elections!” at 3:15 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. The film is an account of the 2005 Liberian elections. The event is free and open to all.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, the School of Arts and Sciences and the Mason Gross School of the Arts present Douglass Community Day at 4 p.m. at Passion Puddle on Douglass campus. The event is free and open to all.
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Monterey, Empire Escorts and Alexa Mazz perform at 9 p.m. at the Court Tavern at 124 Church St. in New Brunswick.
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The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities hosted the LGBTQA Fall Reception yesterday at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. Organizations like the Queer Student Alliance and Gender Identities showcased their groups to new and continuing students. LUO YE WONG
LGBTQA Fall Reception showcases community’s progress By Zainab Khan Contributing Writer
The vibrant, social environment at yesterday’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Ally Fall Reception brought many students and staff members together to kick off the start of the semester while enjoying music and food. The reception, held in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus, provided students with the opportunity to explore different organizations, such as The Queer Graduate and Professional Student Association at Rutgers University, Queer Student Alliance and the Gender Identities. Emma Kay, a Rutgers alumna, said this event showcased the progress the LBGTQA community has made. “Seeing the progress which our community has made to as-
sist people with issues of gender identities is something to note,” she said. “We’re progressing and starting to become noticed.” Kay founded the Gender Identities club, which helps LGBTQA students become comfortable and open with their identities. “Our organization, Gender Identities, basically is for those who identify themselves as trans and need the support and space to discuss things which isn’t provided elsewhere,” she said. “We actually just started our club last spring and have started to grow.” The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBTQA Communities hosted the reception and encouraged LGBTQA community leaders to assist new students. Jennifer Harris, a graduate student, said she loved how interactive the event was. “It caters to students and provides great programming
while assisting those who are looking for support,” she said. “I know as the year goes on, I’ll be seeing programs and events just
“I would like to say that everyone has the right to be exactly the kind of person they want to be, and, while nothing is easy, you can always try.” Emma Kay University Alumna
like this one.” She said services provided by the LGBTQA Liaisons should allow students to be open in discovering who they are. “So many resources are being
ON THE WALL The Rutgers University Programming Association offered an assortment of posters for students at its annual poster sale in the Livingston Student Center.
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provided and students are always welcome so they always take advantage of the opportunities they have,” she said. The Annual LGBTQA Reception welcomed any student, gay or straight, who showed interest in learning about the LGBTQA community, said Zaneta Rago, assistant director of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities. “The annual welcome back is a major correlation between various student organizations that brings together people of all kinds,” she said. For students like Gabriella Shypula, a School of Arts and Science sophomore, the reception was their first LGBTQA gathering. “It’s quite amazing to see so many people here,” she said. “It shows that there is a support system. Even if you’re
feeling like an outsider, there’s always people who have gone through the same.” Kay said many students enjoy the social aspect of the LGBTQA Fall Reception, which gave students room to mingle and experience being a part of the LGBTQA community. “Basically, we’re here to be a support system for those who need it, and this event is here to show that,” she said. “I would like to say that everyone has the right to be exactly the kind of person they want to be, and, while nothing is easy, you can always try.” Carmen Vargas, School of Arts and Sciences junior, said the event and its participants were welcoming. “It’s great to meet new people who share similar interests and understand where you’re coming from and going through,” she said.
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Greenagel said. The task force members include Eric Arauz, a Rutgers alumnus and president and founder of Arauz Inspirational Enterprises, and former N.J. Gov. James McGreevey, a current counselor at the Hudson County Correctional Center, Greenagel said. The task force spoke yesterday at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick for the 22nd annual summit of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. They spoke on a report they plan to release that contains recommendations on how to reduce opiate usage in New Jersey, Greenagel said. Pushback is expected from state agencies, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies. “Anytime you propose change to an industry, like pharmaceutical or insurance companies, they’re not going to love [it] because it’s going to take time and it’s usually going to cost them money,” he said. Greenagel said N.J. youth have access to prescription medications from other people’s medicine cabinets or prescriptions of their own. But after the pills run out and no refills are available, the pills have to be bought illegally, he said. The pills are expensive and many turn to heroin as a cheaper alternative. The Prescription Monitoring Program is an optional program for doctors and pharmacists to deter them from prescribing pills illegally, he said. “If you’re someone who is making money giving drugs illegally or without proper prescriptions to people, they’re not going to fill it out. … The strong thing we are discussing is making [the PMP] mandatory,” he said. Their report would set the precedent for other states to follow, he said. The report will be released in November, a week after Election Day. Lisa Laitman, director of the Alcohol and Drug Assistance Program, started the Rutgers Recovery House in 1988 as the first recovery house on a college campus. In 1983, she worked with recovery students who found it difficult to live on campus with temptations such as marijuana and alcohol, Greenagel said. “We are really the national leader and one of the great models there is in the world,” Greenagel said. The Rutgers Recovery house provides support housing for students recovering from alcohol and drugs, he said. The house’s students have a 95 percent abstinence rate. In the fall of 2012, the average GPA of Recovery House students was 3.34. The Rutgers Recovery House has been featured on several television channels and has won several awards, he said. It most recently won the 2011 National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Organization of the Year award. Rutgers advises many treatment programs and colleges internationally on how to start or improve their own programs, he said.
Greenagel said in his speech that the task force plans to be in Trenton, N.J. in November giving testimony on treatment programs in county jails. One of the keynote speakers was Benjamin Chin, a School of Arts and Sciences senior who lives in one of the University’s recovery houses. He found out about the recovery house when he was incarcerated, he said. Greenagel, the primary recovery counselor, came into a presentation in his prison at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility. “[Greenagel] brought two students in recovery with him, and he spoke a little bit about substance abuse and dependence, he talked a little bit about the recovery house, and he had the two students share,” Chin said. Six months after his sentence ended, he was accepted to Rutgers through the Mountainview Project, a program started in 2005 by Donald Roden, a professor in the Department of History, Chin said. The Mountainview Project puts kids from youth correctional facilities on track to earn a bachelors degree at Rutgers, he said, and manages their re-entry into the school. “When I first entered the house I really felt safe, I felt comfortable,” Chin said. “I felt like I belonged and that I was a part of a community that was going to support me.” The recovery house is a relaxed living arrangement for Rutgers students who have been sober for a substantial amount of time, he said, rather than a treatment center, which aids those still actively using. He said while the recovery house is a living arrangement that fosters peer support, it is not where counseling takes place. If a student feels they needed counseling at any point, they would make an appointment at the Counseling, ADAP & Psychiatric Services building. “CAPS was pretty instrumental in the whole recovery house experience,” Chin said. “You certainly have the house, but then with CAPS they provide individual counseling.” Aside from individual counseling, he said there is also the early recovery group, which for the first semester eased students into the transition of re-entering school and being in recovery. “For someone in recovery, a big component is giving back and being of service,” he said. “So basically [it is about] helping other people who are struggling to find their foundation in recovery.” Chin, who received the Harry S. Truman scholarship in this past year, said he plans to attend law school in 2015. “I am really passionate about helping to create the policy level for opportunities for funding of recovery communities like we have here at Rutgers, but then also recovery high schools too,” Chin said. Regina Diamond, a Fordham University graduate student and Rutgers alumna, lived in the re-
covery house and has been sober for nine years. She said without mental health services, the Rutgers recovery community and the Mountainview Project, graduating would have been impossible. “I needed that support, I needed the community and I needed help,” Diamond said. When she started showing signs of mental illness and addiction, her family did not know where to go or what to do, she said. She said there is a misconception that addiction is not a disease. “If I had diabetes I would go to the doctor and take insulin,” Diamond said. “If I had a heart condition I would see a surgeon. … Why was I ashamed to talk about it, why were there no services available? When my mom started reaching out and looking, why didn’t she know where to go?” Programs like those started at Rutgers need to expand statewide and nationwide, she said. “This should be for everyone. These opportunities should not come as a matter of luck or chance,” she said. Diamond, who worked in state prisons, said going into prisons to help inmates is not easy. Treatment is significantly cheaper than incarceration. Incarceration in a New Jersey state prison costs about $43,000 per person, she said. She said young adults are still not being invited to the table, even though their experiences were necessary and their opinion was important to the conversation. “I find that younger people are more open to talk about
these issues because they haven’t been bombarded with this stigma for years of their life saying that it’s not ok to talk about this, there’s something wrong with you if you have these things going on,” she said. Greenagel said having Diamond and Chin speak was great. “They are two people who got sober, who were in prison. They got sober, and they came to Rutgers and turned around their lives,” he said. Eric Arauz, who also spent
some time around the recovery house when he was younger, said it saved his life. He said his efforts around the world were anchored in the courage of the people in the recovery house. “They’ve put forward … a team that lets young people know that they may have these disorders, but you don’t have to hide them, and you can live with them and succeed with them,” Arauz said. “We may be wounded, but we can still march forward.”
Rutgers students in the Recovery House spoke at the 22nd annual summit of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at the Hyatt Regency yesterday in New Brunswick. RAZA ZIA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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Calcado says Rutgers runs largest single housing department in US with 17,000 beds
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time.” Rutgers has also faced problems dealing with the infrastructure of the residence halls that make up the quads on the College Avenue campus, which need renovations to satisfy modern fire codes. Until then, the buildings are uninhabitable. He said Rutgers invested $15 million to renovate the third floors of each building and allow students to live there. Jacob Nieman, the university affairs chair of RUSA, said he was curious as to how Rutgers will coordinate with New Brunswick Development Corporation, which owns Rockoff Hall on George Street. Calcado said the situation with DEVCO came from a partnership that worked to Rutgers advantage. The company passed on $27 million in tax credits to the University, which as a nonprofit would not typically have access to them. Rutgers’ does not own the building, but leases it from DEVCO, he said. Samuel Berman, senator at large in the University Senate, said many students were wondering how the school would pay, considering that the construction was very expensive. “Tuition goes up every year, and academic departments have tight budgets,” said Berman, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. Calcado said each project has to demonstrate how it will find funding for development. In this case, since it is a housing project, most of the funding will come from housing fees, which are
large because of the amount of students across the three New Jersey campuses. “Rutgers runs the largest single housing department in the country, with 17,000 beds,” he said. The rest of the payment comes from $400 million in grants, a cap-
“This master plan is not just about buildings, we know how to do buildings. This master plan is how the University operates” Antonio Calcado Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning
ital construction fee and fundraising, he said. The Mason Gross School of the Arts paid 60 percent of the cost of construction of the new Mortensen Hall through donations, and the rest from self-funding. Calcado said the department looked into identifying a spot for a new dining hall that would replace Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus. “The reality is that we can’t cut the building to fix it, because it serves so many meals a day,” he said. He said some possible locations include Records Hall, the current location of the College Avenue computing center, and lots near the Rutgers Student Center. On the other hand, he said
the possibility of the University building another large indoor space is low. “The difficulty with big space is that it costs as much to build a big space as it does to build a small space, and if it doesn’t get used, we’re putting our resources in the wrong place,” he said. Another new potential construction project is at the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, which will include a new dining area for the Cook Campus and will incorporate the Willets Health Center. For Busch Campus, the school plans to construct a new Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building near Doolittle on Taylor Road, which is expected to open in about two years, he said. Meanwhile, a new pharmacy building near the Psychology Center on Busch Campus is in the works. He said his department’s next step plans to be creating a web-based survey in February to get student input on the strategic initiative. “You’re able to tell us simply by clicking on a map, where you go to class, where you take the bus, how long it takes you to get from place to place,” he said. “This master plan is not just about buildings, we know how to do buildings. This master plan is how the University operates.” Frank Wong, executive director of planning and development, said the department was happy to meet students at the RUSA meeting. “We get to hear reactions and questions about what’s going on,” he said. “It’s like a two-way street.”
cil,” Scotto said. Scotto’s current position requires her to utilize the experience from her lengthy résumé. Before stepping up to plate as chairwoman, she was vice president of Research and interim dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMDNJ, and currently holds the position of vice chancellor of research for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. According to a statement from the research and development council, it has been around for about 50 years and continues its mission as a unified voice for the three research and development sectors — industry, academia and government. “I think it’s really important for Rutgers, and any university, to work with industry every time we make a discovery. We need to get it out there,” Scotto said. “You need to get information out [to the] public in an interesting manner, and this allows us to do that.” Twenty-seven institutions are united under the council, including such big names as Exxon Mobil, the former UMDNJ, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Liberty Science Center, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Rutgers. The union allows information to flow directly into the industries involved. Anthony Cicatiello, president of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey, commended Scotto’s business background as an asset to the council. “Kathy is a great spokesperson for the council,” Cicatiello said. The board aims to support the academic and scientific community at Rutgers as one of its main objectives, Scotto said. It works closely with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program to improve conditions for
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5 in the nation, and the painting studio in Visual Arts was ranked number 13 in the country,” Stauffer said. Mortenson Hall’s large atrium and connected open-air courtyard are also home to the new Café ‘52, Stauffer said. “The café serves signature sandwiches, sushi, salads, upscale coffee and Bouncing Boba Bubble Tea,” Stauffer said. The building’s atrium and café rapidly became popular with students, said Laura Reilly, a Café ‘52 employee. “People have really been taking the cafe as a welcome addition to the Douglass campus, particularly Mason Gross students and faculty who have classes in the area and tight schedules where going to the DCC would have been hard,” said Reilly, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. Reilly is also grateful for the fresh student employment options at Mortenson Hall, she said. “I’m really glad that the new building has provided job op-
these fields of study. Scotto and the board also provide a scholarship program for outstanding students and promote the board’s Thomas Edison Award. Scotto said her and the board are not paid for their efforts in the scholarship program. “It’s completely voluntary,” Scotto said. “Everyone on the board is really cool and does it because they care about the students.” Scotto began her academic career at the Mary Louis Academy in Queens, New York and started her college career at Saint John’s University in New York. She received her Ph.D. at the Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and continued her post-doctoral training at Rockefeller University. “I knew what I wanted to do when I was fairly young, but some people don’t find out until they’re in their 30s,” Scotto said. “Sometimes a door will open to a room you never thought you’d walk into. Don’t be afraid to walk in and look around.” Kim Case, executive director of the council, is one of many people happy to see her as chair. “We’re certainly excited to have someone of her stature as the leader of the board,” Case said. “She is the first female to be elected to the board. I think it’s exciting because it shows the direction of professionalism in the state and reflects where we’re at in history.” Scotto said she does not think her gender is relevant to her job. “As I look back to when I was in college, I can say that the environment for women in science has improved considerably in the past several decades, but that we all need to remain diligent to assure that it continues to improve until [that question] is no longer relevant,” Scotto said.
portunities because I live in the Douglass area and there are a small amount of jobs compared to other campuses,” Reilly said. “When this became available I was thrilled and applied immediately.” Priscilla Cancel, a Mason Gross first-year student, said she appreciates the potential for Mortenson Hall as an artistic collaboration center. “You could meet anyone there — they could be from photography, music or anything. It’s really great,” Cancel said. Stauffer said the new hall drew performers to practice spaces and comfortable conversation areas from the first day of school. “The students love the new spaces and were quick to take over the lounge areas in the atrium and courtyard, especially,” Stauffer said. “One student reported that he had never tasted bubble tea before and that the experience was ‘transformative.’” Stauffer said he hopes Mortenson Hall will remain a helpful resource for generations of Mason Gross students and faculty to come. “The construction of Mortensen Hall was a logical next step in the evolution of the school,” Stauffer said. “We are exceedingly pleased with the outcome.”
September 13, 2013
Into the studio: Hope for the future of radio By Julian Chokkattu News Editor
From small, cramped rooms on the fourth floor of the Rutgers Student Center, music, news, sports and other forms of programming are constantly traveling the airwaves on 88.7 FM, reaching the Rutgers community and listeners around the world. Created in 1948 initially as an AM station, WRSU is one of the oldest college radio stations in the U.S., according to Timothy Espar, the broadcast administrator for WRSU. Espar, who teaches “Broadcast News Writing,” said WRSU, which is campus and community-oriented, could have a big impact on people’s lives. “It’s a way for people to be informed, be entertained and to connect with each other,” he said. “Its role has changed over time, and continues to change but I think there will always be a place for it, even in this age of digital media and social networking.” WRSU, whose participants are primarily undergraduates and graduate students, features music, news, sports, community affairs along with a variety of shows, said Ruby Liu, news director at the station. The station also has a strong alumni program. Liu, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said she always had a passion for broadcast. She feels she would be an alumni member that kept coming back to 88.7 FM. “Radio is the first medium of broadcast that’s been around, I’ve heard people say that radio is dying, but honestly I don’t think radio is dying,” she said. “People are always turning on the radio.” Liu is one of the rotating news anchors at the station. She said a few of the challenges she faces are credibility and increasing awareness about college radio. “Credibility is a huge challenge, and we’re making sure our team is well trained,” she said. “This year we’re really trying to hone in on social media, because
without social media you’re not going to get as far as other news programs.” But students do not have to use a radio to listen in to the station. Espar said WRSU has been streaming its content online for about 10 years at wrsu.rutgers.edu. Liu focuses on the news, which runs at 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Everyone working at the station is trained to use the mixing console. “I love doing the news, I love breaking news stories and giving a diverse angle to stories and that’s something I’m passionate about, and I want my team to be passionate about as well,” she said. But news is only a part of the programming offered by WRSU. Ryan Downey, the program director at the station, schedules everything that goes out over the air. With a strong interest in music, editing and producing, he joined WRSU his sophomore year. Downey, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said the station follows a freeform format, which means in the case of music, as long as it follows Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines, they can play a song whenever someone asks for it. “On Sundays, during the week we have metal, classic rock, soft rock, indie, rap. … There’s no limit to what we play, what you want to play, whatever the hour is. You name it we’ll play it.” When the station does not have personnel, Downey said they have an automated playlist that plays music until the next scheduled program. One of the upcoming programs WRSU is holding auditions for is a live reading of H. G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.” The station is also preparing for College Radio Day, Oct. 1, which brings awareness about college radio. One of the ways Downey said WRSU is trying to increase awareness is through social media.
WRSU, an on-campus radio station, hosts news, sports, music and other programming for the Rutgers community, as well as alumni around the world. JULIAN CHOKKATTU / NEWS EDITOR “We’re trying to have each DJ have some sort of social media page, like Twitter, so that people can broadcast their ideas on the page or songs that they want to hear,” he said. “It’s much quicker for the public that way as opposed to if you’re just listening to the radio.” For the students and administrators working at WRSU, radio is far from a dying medium. “I think there will always be a place for radio,” Espar said. “Maybe we won’t use it for the same things we once did, once a time where radio was the primary source of news and information. Now that has been replaced by the internet. … But radio will always have a presence in the public sphere.”
Espar, who first got into radio broadcasting in 1980, came to Rutgers in 1990. He said back then, students did not have as many choices as they do today. “Back at that time you had pretty much what we would today call the traditional media: radio, television, print,” he said. “All of these other choices that we have today were not around. So students back then were very much focused on these traditional media.” Today, Espar said journalism students are expected to be versatile and be able to work in different fields. “Every radio station and newspaper has a website, they’re doing video, and every television station probably has a sort of radio affiliation of some kind,” he
said. “The era of the specialist is gone, you have to be able to do everything now and that’s been quite the challenge.” Espar also brought up participation for on-campus media, and said he found it to be lacking. “You would think that the opportunity to get some experience like this would be invaluable, that everybody would want to do it but I think part of the issue is that students are just so busy these days,” he said. WRSU alumni around the world tune in to listen to the show’s programming, Espar said. “I’ve heard some people say that the demise of radio is imminent, but I don’t think that,” he said. “I think we’re going to be around for a long, long time.”
Rutgers Debate Union ties with Harvard, behind Princeton, Brandeis By Sabrina Szteinbaum Staff Writer
The Rutgers University Debate Union ranks third in the American Parliamentary Debate Association, following Brandeis University and Yale University. The results from their latest competition leave them tied with Harvard University, and in high morale. Ashley Novak, president of the debate team, said the high rank is causing students to push themselves and run practice sessions outside of scheduled practice time. “It’s a very good position to start at. We’ve never been this high this early in the year,” said Novak, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “To start off this high is a good sign, because that
means we have more potential for going upward.” Novak said Rutgers had never before made it past the preliminary round for this particular competition, the Johns Hopkins University tournament. Deepta Janardhan, the novice mentor for RUDU, has been running events to help train novice debaters gain experience for competing with the team, Novak said. Since the team finished last year in third place, she said their goal is to move up to second or first. Rachel Moon, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said effective coaching is a part of the reason why the team is doing so well this year. “Coaching is definitely a very big part of it. … They’re always around to help us write cases or to perfect our cases in general and also to make sure that we have
good presentation when we’re debating,” she said. Moon said the fact that RUDU does not hold tryouts or cut members from the team has contributed to their success. “We don’t do tryouts because [our coach] believes that that’s really the way that you build a strong team, even if they’re not very good at debate at first,” she said. Storey Clayton, head coach of the debate team, said by making cuts, other schools might let go of students who may not necessarily have previous debate experience but may end up being hard workers. “Hard work is kind of the equalizer, because it doesn’t matter where you go to school or what your reputation is. As long as you put in the work and build the skills, you can be better than those schools,” he said.
By not cutting anyone, Clayton said the team gives everyone room to improve at their own pace. “I actually think that’s one of the reasons we are contending to beat some of these sort of higher profile teams — because they let go of a lot of their talent, and we try to foster everybody,” he said. It is difficult to evaluate who will be a good debater before they are on the team, because while talent is part of it, so is hard work. Clayton said some students might be great public speakers, but do not want to put in the commitment required to improve. He also said the team’s morale is especially high right now, because they had not performed particularly well at the tournament in previous years. “To be the only team to put three teams in the top 10 is a really good kick start for the year,”
he said. “We knew this year was going to be special, but this is probably exceeding already our expectations, so that’s exciting to get off on the right foot.” Clayton said the students have worked incredibly hard and are now very motivated to move forward. “Our realistic goals for the year is to try to contend for the number one ranking and the national championship,” he said. It is no certainty that the team will move up in ranking, but Clayton said they have a legitimate shot. “When you have a school like Rutgers consistently beating teams like Princeton, you know, finishing ahead of Harvard last year and contending to beat Yale, that’s really exciting,” he said.
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VERY TOUCHING VIGIL A candlelight vigil was held at the University for World Suicide Prevention Day, and it rightfully deserves the first laurel this week. The event was aimed at encouraging students to seek help, and to draw attention to college students’ need for support in such cases. Hopefully the event makes University students aware of all the mental health resources and services that are available to them.
The ongoing underserved housing situation of some students deserves this swift dart. Apparently, some students are still holed up in their respective residence hall lounges as they await an on-campus housing assignment. With two weeks gone in the school year and no place to call home, we really hope the situation will be alleviated soon.
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Rutgers University, along with Princeton University and the Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship, is entering its final year of collaborative energy research with African universities. The collaboration’s objective is to develop research on the Nanotechnology for Clean Energy Project while giving an opportunity for African academics to excel in the field. This laurel goes to this united scholarly initiative.
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The Rutgers football team is retiring campus hero Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 at halftime during this Saturday’s game. LeGrand will become the first player in Rutgers football history to have his number retired and rightfully so. He has been a source of inspiration for Scarlet Knights everywhere after he was paralyzed from the shoulders down during a game in 2010. This laurel deservingly goes to LeGrand for the honor and his unwavering positivity.
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Spring New York Fashion Week boasts promising trends COMMENTARY ADEY ZEGEYE
ew York’s Spring Fashion week splashed across the streets this past week attracting only those who have appreciation for wearable ar t. Here’s my breakdown of the hottest designers at this year’s show. Let’s start off with Jason Wu. I believe that this year, Jason Wu’s spring collection spells simplicity in every piece. The best part of his collection is the delicacy of the materials, giving a lingerie-esque feel that caters to women’s desires. My favorite Wu piece was a two-tone sheer tank dress that channeled an “out to sea” feeling. Victoria Beckham’s line didn’t disappoint, either. NYFW has attracted fashionistas big and small. One of the smallest admirers was sitting front row at her show on Sunday. Two-year-old Harper Beckham sat on her father’s lap with a toothy smile and a perfect bun on the top of her head. Victoria’s little angel was dressed in a baby blue Chloé airy maxi dress and nude flats. The show was an absolute success, proving that her
line is not just about high fashion clothes that are stiff and unwearable. In fact, the looseness of her collection literally showed in the open wide cropped pants, un-fitted jackets, and 90s undertone that she channeled in her spring collection. This collection was by far one of my favorites that she has produced. Her color contrasts were brilliant and every detail was thought out to perfection. One
his name all over the apparel in interesting ways — sometimes subtle and sometimes not. This season he dazzled the crowd with easy and sexy menswear. I loved the easy-going feel of his carefully constructed collection. Keeping it simple, his key pieces included schoolgirl skirts, Mary Janes, and leather dresses. Wang had an impressive turnout of A-list celebrities including one of his large supporters Kanye West.
“One of the smallest admirers was sitting front row at [Victoria Beckham’s] show on Sunday. Two-year-old Harper Beckham sat on her father’s lap with a toothy smile and a perfect bun on the top of her head. ” of my least favorite color combinations is red and pink, but she found a way to combine these colors in a softer design that simply… works. She also did a wonder with proportions. Playing with block color proportions, this collection is surely a leap out of her comfort zone. Nevertheless, the crowd’s reaction rewarded her courage to let loose. When it comes to Alexander Wang, does he ever disappoint? The theme of his show was about branding. He found a way to get
Zac Posen caught my eye with his line’s structure, ruffles, silk and flow. What I love about Posen is that he knows how to capture the mystery and elegance that gives women power and intrigue. Enough said. In my opinion, the brand to watch is definitely Delpozo. I predict that young Hollywood will be head over heels for the brand’s designer and genius Josep Font this season. It’s a completely unique brand with uber luxurious designs that I’ve fallen
in love with. Likewise, I feel like the musthave look of the season will be the overalls featured in Phillip Lim’s line. Only Phillip Lim can make this comeback essential look flawless. My dream designer for this year’s NYFW ended up being Peter Pilotto Resort 2014, with his Brazilian forest-inspired. There is no color that is too bright or too strong for this collection, and that’s exactly what I love about it. Think of it as a perfectly tamed way to let out your primitive side. My favorite pieces have to be the Marissa Dress and Chiara Dress. Finally, my biggest closet inspiration is Rodarte’s edgy collection, which to me radiates fierce energy. My favorite outfit: a top-buttoned flannel shirt, a white pencil skirt with a daring slit and a white snapback. The model was sporting leopard print pointy-toe heels that resembled men’s dress shoes from the front. The outfit was held together with a white pair of chic suspenders decked out in metallic studs. I love everything about this streetwear-meets-runway look. I feel like it brings some Cali girl effortless swag in to an east coast closet. Adey Zegeye is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in journalism and media studies with a minor in cinema studies.
Founders’ intentions on gun control often miscontrued COMMENTARY THOMAS VERENNA
ast Friday, a 10-year-old boy in Philadelphia was the victim of a murder-suicide. His father shot him, his mother and then himself, though the mother was wounded. The day before, a 12-year-old was accidentally shot by his 15-year-old cousin while the two were playing with guns. The cousin did not know the gun was loaded. Neither event is unique. Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, there have been over 7,900 reported gun deaths. Almost 400 of those were teens and another 150 were children 12 and under. These are only reported shooting deaths — suicides committed with firearms are not always reported. This raises a question: When are we going to start talking seriously about gun violence in this country? What I see happening most frequently is an appeal to the past, usually by those with no grasp of history. Weak links are fabricated between the modern gun culture and the founding fathers, often under the guise of critical research. In fact, if the founders’ will on gun control was reinstated, gun rights activists and the National Rifle Association would be very unhappy.
In Northampton County, the Committee of Safety — who kept logs of whom in the county owned firearms — issued proclamations requiring anyone who was not a part of a government-sanctioned militia or associated group to turn in their privately owned weapons and ammunition in support of the war effort. This was not a matter of choice. If individuals refused to give their guns to local elected officials, the local militia was sent to acquire those weapons by force, if necessary. The county’s minutes book re-
and that he hoped Lee would “employ the force of government against them at once” if they could not be appeased. Washington didn’t back down. He raised a militia of 13,000 volunteer and conscripts to put down the 7,000-strong Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. John Adams saw rebellion against the United States as treasonous, and signed into law the Alien and Sedition Act. As 2nd Amendment historian Saul Cornell, of Ohio State University, wrote, “The founders had a word for a bunch of farmers
“Weak links are fabricated between the modern gun culture and the founding fathers, often under the guise of critical research. In fact, if the founders’ will on gun control was reinstated, gun rights activists and the National Rifle Association would be very unhappy. ” counts several instances where such force was used. Once the militia was raised to fight the British, only 1/4 of them could be armed. After the Revolutionary War, a tax rebellion was the catalyst for the Second Amendment. Nearly all of the founders disapproved of these armed mobs. Samuel Adams, in his Riot Act, wrote that anyone who dared rise up against the laws of a republic “ought to suffer death.” George Washington wrote to Henry Lee that he was “mortified beyond expression” at the violence that ensued from uprisings
marching with guns without government sanction: a mob.” Notwithstanding these events, no standing army was deemed necessary. In fact, America did not need one until some time after the Constitution had gone into effect in 1789; the founders were notoriously uneasy about having an army during a time of peace and instead opted for a state-approved, but federally-controlled militia force. When the drafters of the Constitution considered gun rights across this new country, they did so with Shays’ Rebellion in mind: It had become clear
that armed citizens, unregulated by government, were a dangerous threat to the republic. The goal was to put into effect a better means by which to regulate guns, and the people’s access to them, so that a state-organized militia would be more able and ready to put down insurrection when needed. I am not advocating against guns or gun ownership, nor am I suggesting that the liberal-central idea of the founding era is accurate — it is no more accurate than the conservative-centric version. In truth, gun regulation and the 2nd Amendment is far more convoluted and complicated than a talking head on your favorite news station would have you believe. When it comes to gun legislation, I’m unsure whether or not more or less gun control in this country would help. I just don’t know how far down the rabbit hole we have traveled. What I do know is that we cannot keep relying upon the founders of this country to solve our current gun crisis for us. They cannot help us — we live in a different world than the one our founders built. Our solution must consider our circumstance, not those of the past. We should work to do it quickly, before another 7,900 people are unceremoniously slain by the very weapons some claim are protecting us. Thomas Verenna is a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore majoring in classics and history.
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Today’s Birthday (10/10/13). Exploration in partnership thrives this year, benefiting career and finances. Hone skills, while acquiring new ones. Study with masters, and travel new roads. Next spring and summer prove especially fruitful. Preserve your bountiful harvest for later. Keep a balanced pace, full of friends, family, fun and delicious romance. Spend lightly, and follow your joy. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -Today is a 7 -- Apply beautiful creativity for concrete goals this month, with Venus square Neptune. Proceed with caution. Travel or study with a solid plan. Don’t fund a fantasy. Crazy dreams seem possible, but fall outside your budget. Imagine harmony. Make an important connection. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 6 -- New opportunities present themselves to follow a dream. Take the lead. Believe you can prosper. Find the weakness in the plan. Charm your way through a difficult situation. Love enters the equation. Plan a getaway to relax. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Success today favors strategists. Share your dreams. Friends help you reach your goal. Count funds and pay bills. A shortage threatens your plans. Work interferes with travel. Stay put and earn extra. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Push yourself forward. Put in extra effort with collaboration. Dress it up. Keep practical and realistic. Worries about money could stress. Stick to your budget. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know how. A hidden benefit gets unveiled. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -Let your partner handle household matters, with grace and gratitude. This week, churn out steady work results. It’s busy time! No more procrastination. Someone may try to fool you. Imagine perfection. Water sports get your attention. Go play later. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 5 -- A job doesn’t go as planned. Try recycling, literally or metaphorically. Creative work is required. Others look to you for practical advice. Don’t try a new trick yet. Postpone
travel. This phase could be luxuriously lovely. Don’t overextend. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Stay close to home as much as you can. Beautify the kitchen or bathroom. Something you try doesn’t work. Family comes first. Communication comes easier. Take advantage. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Read and research from home. It’ll be easier to learn. Proceed with caution around a disagreement over priorities. Something goes bump in the night. Listen carefully, and shine a light. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Make a stand for beauty. Tap another revenue source. Share dreams. Try some of them out. Say what you mean. Make sure everybody’s on the same page. Don’t fall for a trick. Your imagination soars. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Turn down an expensive proposition. Life seems easier for the next few days. Increase your family’s comfort. Balance your checkbook before spending. Inspire participation from your team, rather than demanding. Guard a valuable secret. Enjoy time together. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Discipline is required. Don’t worry ineffectively, or let yourself get too far off on a tangent. It’s emotion versus reason. Keep in action. You’re gaining confidence. Grow your compassion. You’re inspiring. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Mull over your plans. You’ll be more analytical, with help from a technical friend. Imagination works when all else fails. If you’re not prepared, do what needs to be done first.
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Page 13 WOMEN’S SOCCER BRYANT-RUTGERS, TONIGHT, 5:30 P.M.
In-state rival highlights weekend matchups By Jim Mooney
If the Knights want to get back on track, they have to pass Bryant (3-3) first. It will be the first time As the Rutgers women’s soc- both programs will faceoff. Bryant currently holds a threecer team prepares for both Bryant and Princeton this weekend game winning streak and is outat Yurcak Field, the goal has shooting its opponents, 45-25. To stop the Bulldogs from been to stay positive and focus on the details to register wins, extending their winning streak, which it has not done in its last Rutgers will have to slow down sophomore Suzanna Sanders, two contests. “I think we’re very positive who has three of the team’s six about watching ourselves on goals scored during its current film,” said freshman midfielder winning streak. The Knights will then turn Madison Tiernan. “We’re excited for this weekend knowing that their attention Sunday to in-state we need to get two wins under rival Princeton (2-0), which got a our belt, especially with the end late start to its regular season. Although Princeton has of the season approaching.” Tiernan and senior forward only played two games, things have gone well Jonelle Filigno with shutouts of are both players to watch offen- “After that weekend we both opponents sively for the Scar- decided to just put [the last weekend. efensively let Knights (4-1-1) performance] in the theDKnights will this weekend. past and focus on have to focus Both matches the next game.” their attention on provide an opporforwards Tyler tunity to improve Lussi and Lauren from Rutgers’ JONELLE FILIGNO Lazo. The pair performance in Junior Forward have scored all the Virginia Nike five goals this Soccer Classic, where the team went 0-1-1 and season for the Tigers, including three for Lussi and two for Lazo. only scored one goal. While the Rutgers defense The Knights learned after its game with No. 2 Virginia wants to slow down a couple of it still has work to do to com- hot streaks, it will have senior pete with elite teams and look goaltender Jessica Janosz to help to incorporate some of the in the process. Janosz has allowed just more lessons into the game plan than one goal per contest and going forward. “I think that there are a lot recently had the second-longest of negatives that we can turn scoreless streak in school histointo positives from last week- ry snapped. With Janosz between the end,” Filigno said. “There is a standard that we need to push pipes, the plan for the defense to get tougher for this weekend and ourselves to.” Staff Writer
Senior forward Jonelle Filigno said Rutgers can learn from its 6-0 loss last weekend to Virginia. Filigno has three goals this season. NOAH WHITTENBERG / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER the rest of the season is to focus on the details. “We watched a lot of film this week, and the goals that were scored were on us,” said senior back Tricia DiPaolo. “We’ve spoken about how to correct that, and today we’re going to work a bit defensively to fix it.”
The Knights have put last weekend’s performance in the rearview mirror and are excited for a chance at two victories to continue their impressive start. “The mood has been good. We talked about the loss to Virginia and the tie with William and Mary, which weren’t results we
wanted for either game,” Filigno said. “After that weekend we decided to just put that in the past and focus on the next game because there is no point in focusing on the past.” For updates on the Rutgers women’s soccer team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.
SWEEp Corboz knows he must start finding back of net more efficiently continued from BACK Corboz said before the season he wanted to push himself to make deeper runs forward and back to help the offense more, and that started with offseason conditioning. It has paid off — to an extent. Corboz currently leads the team with 14 shots — he had 23 all of last season — but only half have been on goal. And only 14 percent have reached the back of the net. He knows that is not good enough. “It’s OK,” Corboz said of his offensive development. “Although I’m shooting a lot, not a lot of them are on target, and I only have two goals. So it’s not really working out right now, but hopefully our luck can change, and we’ll get a few more goals.” Donigan insists Rutgers also needs more offensive balance. South Carolina (2-2) boasts six players with at least one goal. No Gamecock has taken more than six shots. Rutgers, meanwhile, has seen 27 of 41 shots come from Corboz and senior forward Kene Eze. Sophomore forward J.P. Correa, who led the team in scoring
Head coach Dan Donigan expects the Knights to pull out wins against Princeton and South Carolina this weekend. But to do that, he insists they must press defensively man-to-man throughout the second halves. THE DAILY TARGUM / SEPTEMBER 2012 two years ago, has taken only three shots. It again starts with conditioning and persevering on defense to create better offensive spacing. “Every individual player is a little bit different,” Donigan said. “Maybe he’s tired, maybe he’s just thinking, ‘Whoa, this kid’s fast. I need to tuck in a little bit and deal
with him and run him into traffic.’ But sometimes that’s not a good decision. You just have to go out, you have to have the confidence to defend him one-on-one and have confidence in your own abilities.” Yet for all his constructive criticism of Rutgers, Donigan’s faith in the Knights has not wavered.
He said he anticipates a home sweep to finally catapult the team into a momentous winning streak. “I’m fully confident that we’re going to come out tonight and go at Princeton,” Donigan said. “But I have to hammer home these things that I see on the video tape and what I think in my mind is a problem. So by no means am I
freaking out or overly concerned. I just want us to be as good as we possibly can.” For updates on the Rutgers men’s soccer team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @GregJohnsonRU. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.
September 13, 2013 FIELD HOCKEY RUTGERS-SIENA, TOMORROW, 3:30 P.M.
Knights try to push record past .500 in Albany By Justin Lesko Contributing Writer
Following two weekend splits to start the season, a weekend sweep would be ideal for the Rutgers field hockey team. The Scarlet Knights (2-2) travel to Albany, N.Y. to play Siena and Albany. Siena’s (0-2) two losses were each by a single goal. The Saints lost, 3-2, to Holy Cross and 2-1 to Villanova — both on the road. For the Knights, senior goalkeeper Sarah Stuby’s play has kept them in many close games this year. She tied a career high with 11 saves in Sunday’s 2-1 loss against No. 9 Duke and played all 100 minutes of the doubleovertime thriller. “I’m pretty used to [playing long games]. I’ve been doing it a lot for three years,” Stuby said. “It was definitely a pretty stressful situation, but I thought I was pretty focused.” Her 1.58 goals-against average is ranked 22nd in the country. No. 13 Albany (3-0) currently holds the fourth most goals per game in the country, anchored by an 8-0 opening win against Bryant.
In its three games this season, the Great Danes have scored 15 goals against one allowed. Head coach Meredith Long views Rutgers’ two close losses to ranked teams as a positive. “I think the fact we are competing with the best is a great sign,” she said. “As their coach, I’m really pleased with that.” She also thinks the team has to start scoring earlier so it would be harder for them to fall behind. “I think it’s a collective effort on their part, but it’s also being prepared and focused individually, just knowing they have to come out and win those first 10 minutes,” Long said. Following the Duke game, freshman back Sofia Walia said the team was back at practice, working to change the result in the future. “The thing about our team is we’re not satisfied even when we win or lose,” she said. “We came out with a focus already looking toward next weekend against Siena and Albany and that’s going to be a good weekend to bounce back. We’re all up at 8 in the morning lifting after a double-overtime game.” The Knights play Siena Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Albany on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Freshman back Sofia Walia said the team’s focus is always on future games. Walia recorded one shot on goal for the Knights in their double-overtime loss to Duke. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
TENNIS LI WENT 16-5 LAST SEASON IN SINGLES ACTION
Coach believes team MVP has greater potential By Louis Petrella Contributing Writer
Being named the Most Valuable Player on any team is an exceptional honor, but receiving the award as a freshman is nearly unheard of. Sophomore Gina Li earned the award last season for the Rutgers tennis team. Li finished her rookie campaign with a 16-5 record in singles action, including a strong 9-1 singles mark in the conference at the second singles position — both team highs. Head coach Ben Bucca has plenty of confidence in Li and believes that she can continue her success into the upcoming season. “Gina had a very strong singles record at the No. 2 singles position last season,” Bucca said. “I am sure she will be looking forward to building on that in her sophomore season.” Li and the rest of the team get their next crack at the fall season next weekend when they travel to Providence from Sept. 20-22 for the Brown Invitational. Senior Vanessa Petrini partnered with Li at the first doubles position where they posted an 11-7 record. Petrini has another theory on why Li was so successful. “We’re all huge competitors, we’re always trying to compete harder than each other,” Petrini said. “In practice matches we’ll always try to go out there and beat each other.” Another reason could simply be Li is not familiar with losing.
Freshman Gina Li earned Most Valuable Player honors for the Knights last season. She compiled a team-best 16-5 overall record and 9-1 conference record in singles play. Head coach Ben Bucca thinks she can get even better this year. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER During her four years at nearby Hillsborough (N.J.) High School, she complied a 63-11-2 record. There, she was also the 2011 Somerset County First Singles champion en route to earning first-team all-state honors.
Last season Li dominated her competition in both singles and doubles, also teaming up with fellow sophomore Lindsey Kayati to win their one match at the second doubles spot. Assistant coach Hilary Ritchie thinks she knows why Li was able
to come in and have such an immediate impact. “Gina has a very rare quality of a tennis player where she is very cool under pressure,” Ritchie said. “It’s an emotional sport, and she really keeps her emotions in check so she is
never out of a match. She’s had some great matches where she was down and fought through it at really key moments.” For updates on the Rutgers tennis team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.
September 13, 2013
VOLLEYBALL RUTGERS TO PARTICIPATE IN DELAWARE INVITATIONAL
yracuse and Georgetown are working on a 10-year proposal to continue their historic basketball rivalry outside of conference play, according to ESPN New York. Syracuse will begin play in the ACC this season, while Georgetown remains in the new basketball-only Big East. “I think it’s serious,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim told ESPN. “I don’t know if it’s 10 years, but we’d like to get a couple of years in to get it started.” Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross said the negotiations were more of a proposal though, and there is no timetable on when the series will begin.
Braxton Miller will be a gametime decision tomorrow when the Buckeyes take on California, according to ESPN. Miller suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during the first drive of Ohio State’s 42-7 win against San Diego State last weekend. The junior quarterback participated in light, non-contact practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. Head coach Urban Meyer told ESPN he was “fairly optimistic” that Miller would play. Miller has thrown for 208 yards with two touchdowns and one interception on the season. Last season, Miller was one of the more impressive quarterbacks in the country, leading the Buckeyes to a 12-0 record with 2,039 yards passing and 1 5 touchdowns.
Senior defensive specialist Tracy Wright had five spikes Wednesday night against Seton Hall. Rutgers will play in three matches at the Delaware Invitational, which will feature the Blue Hens, Furman and Sacred Heart. NOAH WHITTENBERG / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Invite provides redemption for defeat
Charone Peake will miss the rest of the season after tearing an ACL on Tuesday during practice, according to ESPN. Peake suffered the injury during a non-contact drill and will apply for a medical redshirt. “This is a big loss,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told ESPN. “Charone was having a great year and was going to have a great year.” The junior has 84 yards on eight receptions with one touchdown in two games. He was the third-leading Clemson receiver behind wideouts Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant. Clemson is currently 2-0 this season after victories against Georgia and South Carolina State. The Tigers will play tomorrow at NC State.
By Tyler Karalewich Contributing Writer
linebacker Lavonte David was fined $7,800 for his late hit last week on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, according to CBS Sports. The hit came in the fourth quarter when Smith scrambled for a 10-yard gain. As Smith was going out of bounds, David provided a late hit. Down 17-15 with seven seconds remaining, the 15yard penalty set up the Jets for a game-winning field goal, which kicker Nick Foles connected on. In his first-career appearance, Smith finished with 256 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Sophomore outside hitter Alex Lassa has three double-doubles in the early goings of the season for the Knights. NOAH WHITTENBERG / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
The Rutgers volleyball team will compete today in the Delaware Invitational after the Scarlet Knights’ home loss against Seton Hall. In that match, the Knights (3-5) mounted a 2-0 set comeback, only to fall short to the Pirates in the first set, 16-14. Head coach CJ Werneke wants to see the deflating loss put in the past. “We need to improve and maintain consistency in our play this weekend,” Werneke said. “We must take care of the small details. We have to make each point matter. If we can do that, whatever the outcome may be, we will be fine with it.” Rutgers wants to improve its quality of play this weekend, as the Pirates out-hit the Knights .213 to .134. They also lost a five-point lead in the deciding fifth set in their previous contest. “It’s a full-team effort out there every set,” said senior defensive specialist Tracy Wright. “With six players on the court, everyone needs to be talking and contribute to leading the team.” Rutgers’ first matchup this weekend will be tonight against tournament host Delaware. The Blue Hens should be an interesting matchup for the Knights as they return five starters this season. Like Rutgers, Delaware (3-4) would not mind some momentum in its first home series.
Rutgers then faces Furman tomorrow morning. The Paladins will be yet another tough matchup for the Knights, as they return three starters and their Libero. They finished with a 24-10 record last season. Furman (1-6) has played several talented programs, which include South Carolina, Georgia, Clemson and TCU. The Paladins will be a good test to see if Rutgers can compete not only in this invitational but also this season. The Knights finish off their tournament play Saturday afternoon against Sacred Heart. The Pioneers (4-2) finished 10-20 last season but feature the best record in the field. Rutgers should not take this team for granted as they return five starters from a season ago. Rutgers will look to extensively utilize sophomore outside hitter Alex Lassa more. Lassa holds three double-doubles this season, and her performances will only benefit the Knights. “I’m excited about my new job on this team,” Lassa said. “I want to lead our team to more wins and more competitive play.” The Knights look to improve their record this weekend as they begin invitational play tonight at 7 p.m. against Delaware. For updates on the Rutgers volleyball team, follow Tyler Karalewich on Twitter @TylerKaralewich. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.
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Quote of the Day “We’re all up at 8 in the morning lifting after a double-overtime game.” — Freshman back Sofia Walia on the Rutgers field hockey team after it lost to No. 9 Duke.
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Schiano lost players’ faith, report says By Bradly Derechailo Associate Sports Editor
Just one week into his second season as Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, former Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano is already having problems in his locker room. According to a report from NJ.com, one of the main discussions was of the removal of quarterback Josh Freeman from the captain’s position. Freeman held the title last year before Schiano stripped it, and was an offensive team captain for the past three seasons for the Buccaneers. Wide receiver Vincent Jackson replaced him. Jackson is in his second season with the team after playing with the San Diego Chargers. During training camp, players on the team were reportedly unhappy Schiano counted the team’s votes for who should be captain. When Schiano was asked about the allegations Wednesday, he denied it. “It’s 100 percent false,” he told reporters. “If there was such a thing as 102 percent, this would be it.” In 10 seasons with the Scarlet Knights, Schiano finished 68-67. The Wyckoff, N.J., native led Rutgers to six bowl appearances and five bowl wins. The Buccaneers hired Schiano in 2012 and signed him to a 5-year, $15 million contract. In his first season in Tampa Bay, Schiano finished 7-9 and 4th in the NFC South. In Week 2 of last season, Schiano famously called for his defense to rush the line of scrimmage against the New York Giants, who were set to take a knee in its victory formation. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin did not like the call, and confronted Schiano at the end of the game in the middle of the field. Sophomore midfielder Mael Corboz scored two goals the last time the Knights faced Princeton, which they host tonight at home. He has taken a team-high 14 shots this season, but Rutgers seeks more offensive balance. THE DAILY TARGUM / SEPTEMBER 2012
RU sets sights on home sweep By Greg Johnson Correspondent
Nothing irks Rutgers men’s soccer head coach Dan Donigan more than knowing the Scarlet Knights (1-2-1) could easily be 4-0 right now. Forget the fact that Rutgers is outscoring its opponents, 7-6, or that the Knights’ two losses came in games they held the lead for nearly half of regulation. When Donigan and the team review film, they see a collection of talented players having inexcusable mental breakdowns.
and become better from it, and that’s all we can do.” The Knights defeated the Tigers (0-1) — who return nine starters — last season, 2-0. Sophomore midfielder Mael Corboz, who scored two goals last Friday against Penn State, tallied the only other multi-goal game of his career against Princeton. But the Green Brook, N.J., native has been held scoreless in Rutgers’ other three games. “We live and die by him,” said sophomore defender Mitchell Taintor. “If we give him the ball, he’s going to do something positive with it.” see
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“The feelings have been compounded for me the more I watch the [Akron] game,” Donigan said. “I see these simple little things that we can correct.” Rutgers needs those mistakes fixed if it is to manage leads and come away with two home wins this weekend. It starts with Princeton tonight, followed by Sunday’s game against South Carolina. Donigan said it is a matter of getting into better defensive spots and showing more urgency down the stretch. “We’re just sitting in deep spots, letting teams come at us, weathering the pressure,” Donigan said. “Hopefully they see it
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a team-high 17 digs in the Rutgers volleyball team’s home opener Wednesday against Seton Hall. She also contributed a team-high three service aces, but Rutgers fell in five sets to the Pirates.
Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano has his players in an outrage, a report says. THE DAILY TARGUM / NOVEMBER 2011
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