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Friend Movement founders embark on 921-mile walk By Vaishali Gauba Staff Writer

Founders of the Friend Movement embarked on a 921-mile walk from Chicago to the George Washington Bridge to commemorate Tyler Clementi’s life, as well as other victims of bullying. Three years ago, on Sept. 22, the death of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi moved the nation. Clementi, a Rutgers student and victim of cyberbullying, inspired organizations to take measures against bullying. Ronnie Kroell and Elliot Dal Pra London were two of many people who were dismayed by Clementi’s suicide. Victims of bullying themselves, Kroell and London founded the Friend Movement to put an end to bullying practices, according to the Friend Movement website. As a part of the movement, Kroell and London embarked on a walk Saturday — for 921 miles — from Chicago to New York. The walk, which began at Millenium Park, Chicago, will go on over a period of 37 days, ending Nov. 10. They are aiming to cover 25 to 30 miles a day, London said. Each mile is a tribute to one life lost or victimized by bullying, he said. After each mile, Kroell and London will tie a purple ribbon to commemorate each life. “We always wanted to do something to help the society,” London said. “We were really inspired by Tyler Clementi, and this is something in his honor.” The Friend Movement is partnering with The Tyler Clementi Foundation, Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network for the walk and to take a stand against bullying, according to the site. Kroell said the name of the movement, Friend, symbolizes the essence of friendship, against the stigma of bullying. “It is called ‘Friend’ because friendship is the opposite of bullying,” he said. “It implies that when you’re comfortable in your own skin, you walk the world with confidence unlike bullies, who are just insecure and looking for an outlet.” The movement will also include small interviews and interactions with various communities, schools and chambers of commerce to encourage them to give back to the society, Kroell said. An online fundraiser has been set up, where people can donate $20 and receive a purple ribbon that can be sent back in a postage-paid envelope, he said. The ribbon will be displayed on the final day at See WALK on Page 5

The Livingston Dining Commons will open until 9 p.m. beginning tonight, but the other dining halls will follow suit on Oct. 14. Rutgers University Student Assembly members met with Dining Services. YESHA CHOKSHI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Dining halls to return to original 9 p.m. closing time By Shawn Smith Correspondent

Beginning tonight, Livingston Dining Commons will be open until 9 p.m. The other three dining halls will follow suit Oct. 14 onwards, and will remain open for an extra hour. Joseph Charette, executive director of Dining Services, said the decision to reopen the halls until 9 p.m., was made due to a variety of factors.

On Livingston, the dining hall has a line out the door at 8 p.m. almost every night. In an article in the Sept. 16 issue of The Daily Targum, Charette explained that by cutting one hour from all four dining halls for two semesters, Dining Services would save roughly $150,000. “We looked at the $150,000 projected throughout the year,” Charette said. “What is happening is they

are scheduled to close at 8, [and] they are asking people to stay a little bit longer until they get everyone in. You ask people to stay longer, you’re dwindling away that $150,000.” Other campuses were asking for more staff on their take-out areas, he said. Take-out had become so busy between 8 and 9 p.m., the staff had trouble handling it and asked for more people to help move the line along.

It did not make sense to put extra people on take-out, when they could just use the staff to keep the halls open an extra hour, Charette said. “Students are angr y over losing an extra hour in the main dining room,” Charette said. “If we’re going to dwindle away that $150,000, and let’s say it became $75,000, or $50,000, is it really worth that See TIME on Page 5

‘Ciclovia’ stirs communal collaboration By Katie Park Contributing Writer

Two young girls clad in brightly patterned helmets held hands yesterday morning as they whizzed down the middle of George Street on rollerblades, unconcerned with traffic. For the first time, New Brunswick, known for its flow of scurrying pedestrians and clouds of exhaust, closed off more than three miles of street yesterday for “Ciclovia,” an event that closes roads to all cars so people can use them however they please. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., George Street, Joyce Kilmer Avenue, College Avenue and portions of Bayard Street and Hamilton Street were used for biking, skating, walking and running. The event also offered free dance, yoga and Zumba classes. “Ciclovia” is an internationally recognized event in 200 cities. Community members explored College Avenue, George Street, Joyce Kilmer Avenue and portions of Hamilton and Bayard streets traffic-free during “Ciclovia” on Sunday. DENNIS ZURAW / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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The Mason Gross School of the Arts presents “Gamin,” featuring Korean contemporary-traditional music at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryott Music Building on Douglass campus. The event is free.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

The Rutgers University Programming Association presents “College Humor Live” at 9 p.m. in the Busch Campus Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The event is free.

Saturday, Oct. 12

The Rutgers Film Co-op, the New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies presents New Jersey Film Festival selections “Art House Part One” and “The Rink” at 7 p.m. in Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus. Admission is $10 for the general public and $9 for students and senior citizens.

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Wednesday, Oct. 9

New Brunswick Tomorrow presents “A Night of Comedy” featuring comedians Alex Barnett, Kevin Israel and NBT board member Joan Weisblatt at 7:30 p.m. at the Stress Factory Comedy Club at 90 Church St. Tickets cost $60 and patrons are required to purchase at least two items. Proceeds go to New Brunswick Tomorrow.

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Build-a-Thon raises awareness, funds for homelessness By Charlie Melman

“Residence Life co-sponsors this event with Habitat for Humanity, and we have been with Participants of Rutgers’ Build- them every step of the way in a-Thon came close to experienc- planning the event,” Wonsey said. Each team must have raised ing homelessness, on Saturday afternoon by living in shacks $100 to participate in the Builda-Thon, Wonsey said. Prizes they constructed. Rutgers’ chapter of Habitat for were awarded for teams that Humanity organized a Build-a- raised the most money, and the Thon in the engineering quad on winning team would be given Busch campus to fundraise for a the opportunity to participate in $100,000 home-building project, the building of an actual home said Punit Arora, president of RU in Piscataway. Two hours into the event, Habitat for Humanity. “We’re trying to get the col- RU Habitat had raised $1,680, lege thinking about what home- she said. The cost of building homes in lessness is like, realizing that someone … homeless is not far New Jersey is among the highest away,” said Arora, a School of Arts in the nation, Arora said. “$100,000 is the largest house and Sciences senior. “There are 11,000 people right now in New sponsorship from a college in New Jersey,” Jersey who are he said. “The homeless.” houses down F i f t e e n “We think about third south ... range teams, each containing five world countries, but we from $50,000 $70,000, people, gathcan help the people in to maximum.” ered on SatNew Jersey itself.” Fundraising urday to build for RU Habitat small shacks Punit Arora for Humanity that would President of Rutgers University Habitat for is a multi-year serve as their Humanity process behomes for the cause the price next 24 hours. of construction Team members were shown a template from is so high, Arora said. The orgawhich they could model their nization began its latest project dwelling and allotted three hours last September and has raised $42,000 to date. to build. “We should be on track to “We think about third world countries, but we can help the reach that $100,000 in two years people in New Jersey itself,” — that was our goal,” he said. “We he said. ended last May with $21,000, and All five members of each in between May and October, we team lived together in their had another $21,000.” structure overnight. University After Hurricane Sandy, memstudents and Habitat for Human- bers of several Habitat for Huity staff members later chose the manity chapters were asked to best-looking shack and the most spackle and place drywall in new spirited group. homes, Arora said. RU Habitat Individual team members were made several trips after the end of responsible for the final building the fall semester to do so. process. Some, such as the group Relief efforts are still ongorepresenting Brett Hall, decided ing, and members of Rutgers’ to get creative and engineered a chapter will be able to help with mock pirate ship, complete with framing, insulation and painting, mast and sail. he said. Aaron Jaslove, a member of The Build-a-Thon’s scale has the shipbuilding crew, said the significantly increased since building process helped him get it first came to Rutgers this closer to the community. past April. “It’s ... [giving] a real feeling for Paul Campbell, a School of what people have to go through Environmental and Biological Scievery night, even though we are ences sophomore, was a particivery well-off college students,” pant at the Build-a-Thon. said Jaslove, a School of Arts and “This is my first year particiSciences first-year student. pating here,” Campbell said, amid Habitat works closely with Rut- the pounding hammers and waftgers Residence Life to plan, coordi- ing sawdust. “I just thought it was nate and staff the Build-a-Thon, said a good cause, and I started raising Jacquelyn Wonsey, a Residence Life money so I figured I might as well educator for B.E.S.T Hall. see it through.” Contributing Writer

The New York City Model Transit Association hosted its 13th Annual Mass Transit convention Saturday on the College Avenue campus. YESHA CHOKSHI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Train enthusiasts reminisce at convention By Tanvi Acharya Contributing Writer

Railroad operating layouts, scratch-built dioramas and a wide variety of transit-related items were on sale Saturday during the 13th Annual Mass Transit convention in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. Presented by The New York City Model Transit Association and 
The Shore Line Trolley Museum, the event also featured a display of vintage buses in the parking lot. The Rutgers Student Center was the location of the first convention, said Nate Gerstein, an organizer from the association. This year, the convention hosted representatives from New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Connecticut and welcomed guests from England, California, Chicago and Maine. “I’m 71 years old, and I’ve been doing this since I was 14,” Gerstein said. “It brings back memories [from] when everyone was kids, when trolleys were in.” Bill Wall, the president emeritus of The Shore Line Trolley Museum, highlighted the importance of the convention. “Transit is very much what makes the big cities go, makes them possible, makes them go,” he said. “This meet is a celebration of all that.” All the proceeds collected from the convention will benefit the museum, located in East Haven, Conn. “[The museum] was really hit by the hurricanes Irene and Sandy, and right now we are building two buildings that are higher up in elevation to get half of the col-

lection out of the flood way,” he said. “That is one of the reasons why this show is going on — to support our efforts.” Gerstein said the museum exhibits real operational trolley cars, subway cars and electric buses, serving as a perfect resource for those interested in transit. The convention also featured a model contest that was divided into two categories, said Tony Tieuli, a model builder. “We have the most popular model contest for the attendees

“That EL train was torn down in 1940 and I was only 9 years old, but I remember. I remember and I duplicated some of those cars and models.” Vern Gillman New York Model Transit Association Charter Member

of the show and the judged model contest,” he said. “The model has to be the original work of the contestant to be eligible and the winners get a plaque each.” Many of the convention’s guests who presented models have been involved in this hobby for more than a decade. Vern Gillman, one of the charter members of the New York Model Transit Association, has built models since 1958. “I lived where I could watch the elevated train. There are different kinds of EL trains, built in different times,” Gillman said. “That EL train was torn down in

1940 and I was only 9 years old, but I remember. I remember and I duplicated some of those cars and models.” Quentin Carnicelli, owner of Q-Car Company Inc., also attended the event. He has built models since he was 5 years old and decided to make a living out of this hobby. “I was a computer programmer in 1972 when I left Hertz,” he said. “I could not find a job for an entire year, so I said ‘let me see if I could make a living [building models].’ I advertised in a magazine that I could make custom-made cars for people, and the response was overwhelming.” Carnicelli grew up in a town that had a streetcar and always wanted to buy his own. This inspired him to create his own streetcar models. “The street cars were ver y unique to each city … in model form I have to do the same thing if I want it to be accurate to the original,” he said. “I used to crawl [under the street cars] in the museum to get the measurements. Forty-one years, and I’m still doing it.” Tony Hall, founder of the New Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society, recalled the days when the streetcar industry was one of the largest in the country before the onset of automobile. Hall said he would like to see more transit museums constructed in the state. “We hope one day we have a railroad museum, most likely in Rahway, and then we’ll have trolley rides,” he said. “There are already many, many railroad museums in the country and it’s about time that New Jersey had one.”

Students participated in a Rutgers Habitat for Humanity Build-a-Thon on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for homelessness in New Jersey. CHARLIE MELMAN

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TIME Dining halls, apart from Livingston Dining Commons, will open later starting Oct. 14 continued from front kind of money to inconvenience the students?” When it came to finances, Charette said members of the Rutgers University Student Assembly met with him to help work on the finances of the budget. Jacob Nieman, university affairs chair for RUSA, said he met with Charette to talk about how students were dealing with the loss of the hour at the dining halls and what options they had. “I met with [Charette] about [three] weeks ago, and we wanted to figure out why this was happening, what was the reason for the change in hours,” said Nieman, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. “I wanted to get the details so I could go to RUSA, go to the student body and have the facts. There’s rumors flying around all the time, and we wanted the facts,” he said. Rather than closing the halls at 8 p.m., Nieman said he and another member of RUSA met with Charette to discuss some options. “Dining Services spends a lot of money on food,” he said. “We were willing to sacrifice a name brand here and there to save money so they could stay open until 9.” RUSA and Dining Services discussed ideas, like cutting back on

name brands in items that would not be as noticeable, like pasta, Charette said. Staying open until 8 p.m. got to a point where it did not make sense anymore, he said. Students were not getting the service they were looking for. Pavel Sokolov, president of RUSA, said he is happy Charette decided to keep the dining halls open until 9 p.m. He is hoping to work with Charette and see where they can find savings in the budget. Livingston Dining Commons will open earlier than the rest because of the way the scheduling breaks down internally, Charette said. The rest of the halls will have an additional week to prepare. “When you change your employees’ schedules, you have to give them a few weeks notice,” he said. “Because Livingston was already not able to close at 8 o’clock, they felt they had some people there longer anyway. It’s a little bit easier for them to do it.” When looking at the numbers from Brower Commons, Charette said it was odd so many people were complaining about the eat-in hours, when take-out was just as high. “As it turns out, I started looking at the take-out and eat-in numbers at Brower [on Thurs-

ciclovia Penalosa heads nonprofit, 8-80 Cities, which aims to create safer communities continued from front Guillermo Penalosa organized the first Ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia in the 1970s. Penalosa was formerly the commissioner for Bogota’s Department of Parks and Recreation, where he said the roads could be used for purposes other than driving. “[This] is a public space,” he said. “How are we going to distribute public space? No one said that streets were built for cars. They’re for people.” Penalosa also heads the nonprofit, 8-80 Cities, which aims to create safer, more secure communities built around people. “What if everything we did in New Brunswick’s streets, sidewalks, parks and public places was safe, and that the indicator was that it had to be great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old?” he said. “We’d end up with great communities for everyone.” Penalosa said cities should focus on making communities safer for individuals on both ends of the age spectrum, especially with the advent of new technologies that allow humans to live longer. “It’s very clear that we know how to survive, but now we need to know how to live,” he said. Penalosa wants to make cities safer by increasing and maintaining high standards and improving and preserving the health of citizens in all cities by living healthy. He said “Ciclovia” is an excellent initiative for any city to adopt because it involves no capital

costs or new infrastructure — it only needs community and political will. New Brunswick Tomorrow, a local nonprofit, introduced “Ciclovia” to the city, said Jeffrey Vega, the president of the organization. NBT worked with the New Brunswick Development Corporation to bring both physical and social revitalization to the community. Vega said Leadership Tomorrow, a program under NBT, hatched the idea to bring the event to New Brunswick. The program works with residents of the community to bring events that will benefit ever yone in the city. The proposal was taken to New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill, the city council and various organizations, he said. Cahill, serving

day], they are almost exactly the same,” he said. “It was kind of odd so many people were upset losing the hour when half of them were going to take-out anyway.” Yessid Ceballos, the founder of the petition on to keep the halls open later, said he is glad the dining halls will remain open an extra hour. “[I want to say] thank you to dining ser vices for understanding the students” said Ceballos, a School of Ar ts and Sciences sophomore. As for the final decision to keep the halls open until 9 p.m., Charette said there were no outside factors that contributed to the decision, including the petition on It simply came down to the numbers. “A careful study of hours resulted in slow dwindling of the savings, and led me to decide to reinstate the hours,” he said. “Why would we add more people to take-out when we could just reopen the dining room? That’s really what it came down to.” When the cost of savings was spread among the four dining halls, it was not very significant, Charette said. After considering the cost of some halls adding more staff to take-out coupled with the fact that Livingston could not close on time, the full savings were not there. “So you star t looking at the numbers, and you say it’s just not wor th it,” he said. “[We’re] not providing the ser vice students are asking for. You’re not getting enough bang for your buck.” as mayor since 1991, has been vying to make the city more health care oriented. “We’re hoping to foster a culture of health and wellness in New Brunswick and build upon the success that we’ve already had and hope that the people understand that the streets belong to them,” Vega said. Cahill, who assisted with the opening ceremonies on George Street, discussed the atmosphere he hoped “Ciclovia” would create. “A big part of what we’re doing today isn’t just getting on our bikes or walking about or rollerblading somewhere. … It’s a chance perhaps for us to see a different part of the city [or] see it in a different way,” he said. Russell Marchetta, spokesman for New Brunswick, said the event intends to act as a community collaborative. “Having a healthy citizenry makes for a healthy city,” he said. “The whole thing is to be active and interact with your neighbors and friends because it’s a great opportunity for social interaction in an active way.”

Local nonprofit New Brunswick Tomorrow introduced the idea behind “Ciclovia” to the city in order to foster a stronger sense of health, culture and community. DENNIS ZURAW / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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The aim of this movement is to remind people what being a friend George Washington Bridge. Do- is like. Kroell said it is important nors also receive a purple watch to have this conversation and make people realize that they can as a token of gratitude. “On Nov. 10, we will have a change someone’s entire day just candlelight vigil at George Wash- by being friendly. “If we can change someone’s ington Bridge and display all the ribbons that people have sent life for the better, we will feel like us,” Kroell said. “These ribbons we have achieved something,” will be a symbol to celebrate the he said. “We are also working on lives of any family members or two movies and a reality show for the same friends that cause, to bring they might have positivity back lost as a result “We must embrace television.” of bullying.” diversity and realize that to On reachKroell and we all have a lot in ing their final London will make a stop at common, it’s all just about destination at George WashRutgers on Nov. finding that common ington Bridge, 9, he said. James ground.” members of the Clementi, TyTyler Clemenler Clementi’s Ronnie Kroell ti Foundation, brother, will talk Co-Founder of Friend Movement family and at the Universiother organity about his inzations plan to volvement with join Kroell and London, Kroell the Friend Movement. Kroell said they had to under- said. All members are supposed go months of rigorous training to cross the bridge, pledge to put before they felt physically pre- an end to bullying and say a few pared for the walk, but it is hard words in the memory of those to predict what obstacles might they have lost. “Life is a beautiful thing. Friendbe in store for them. “We feel ready, but you never ship and diversity need to be celeknow what comes with the next brated,” he said. “We must embrace bend,” he said. “We will do our diversity and realize that we all have best, and [the] rest will organical- a lot in common — it’s all just about finding that common ground.” ly manifest itself.”


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Research grant helps post-doctoral fellow study cause of cancer By Ingrid J. Paredes Staff Writer

A researcher at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has received a $100,000 two-year grant to explore a new approach to cancer treatment. The grant, funded by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, will allow Rutgers post-doctoral fellow Janice Thomas to study an activator of unregulated cell growth. Thomas said she received the grant based on her research’s preliminar y data. In her most recent work, she and her team have determined that the activator leads to the overproduction of the protein mammalian target of rapamycin, or mTOR, a main controller in cell growth and metabolism. She said the team currently knows mTOR overproduction is prevalent in colon and breast cancer, but her research has provided evidence that the protein also plays a big role in other forms of cancer. “Since the commission gives out grants based on preliminary data, my work appears very promising,” Thomas said. According to the New Jersey Department of Health Director of Communications Donna Leusner, Thomas received 1 of 24 grants awarded by the commission each year. Thomas said about 30 to 40 Rutgers researchers applied for the commission’s grants, though

only 10 graduate and post-graduate doctors received them. All of the recipients were researchers from the cancer institute or New Jersey Medical School. “[Thomas’] research could help change the way breast cancer is identified and ultimately aid in developing new therapies to fight the disease,” according to a statement by Leusner in an article on The cancer drug rapamycin already targets mTOR, which Thomas said has been an effective FDA-approved drug for some breast and colon cancer patients. “We know rapamycin works against mTOR, but we don’t know why or how,” she said. She said she hopes to use the grant money to understand the mechanism of mTOR to develop a more specialized treatment for every cancer patient. Thomas said the initiative, called precision medicine, is based on the genetics behind cancer. Thomas’s research team has begun looking at the genomes of patients’ tumors to better understand the mechanism and improve the drug’s effectiveness, she said. The genomes act as labels for the tumors, which can then be matched with effective treatments. She said once the genomes have been matched, the physicians at the cancer institute could prescribe treatments specific to patients by combining or modifying existing versions of known treatments.

A greater database of mutations of tumors will provide more data for physicians to work with, allowing for more combined and modified treatments to be made over time, Thomas said. “This is going to make a big impact,” she said. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reported an estimated 232,340 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S. this year alone, according to an article on its website. Thomas said only an estimated 5 to 10 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have an inherited genetic mutation. That means 90 to 95 percent of women with breast cancer who develop mutations spontaneously. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention website, breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women. “My heart is really in this [because] all women are at risk,” she said. She said such factors as diet, behavior and environment all influence a woman’s individual risk of breast cancer development. Steven Zheng, the head of Thomas’s laborator y, said although the team has not conducted clinical trials yet, the preliminar y data on cancer models in mice has been ver y promising. Part of the grant money will go toward developing tests for actual human patients, he said. This process, called translational

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medicine, is one of the main principles of the institute. Dr. Vassiliki Karantza-Wadswor th, an assistant professor at the institute, is also working on the tests with Thomas and Zheng. He said because ever yone has unique DNA, ever yone requires a different treatment. The activator Thomas found will ser ve as a useful diagnostic tool for predicting treatment and the outcome of treatment.

“Clearly, not all cancer is created equally,” Karantza-Wadsworth said. Zheng said Dr. Robert DiPaola, the director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is pioneering this effort to develop the method of patient-specific medicine. “The Cancer Institute of New Jersey is really leading the nation in this effort [for precision medicine],” he said. Zheng said the grant expires in June 2015.

Rutgers chosen in flood prevention, mitigation research By Andrew Rodriguez Staff Writer

The New Jersey Depar tment of Environmental Protection chose six New Jersey schools to address flooding in the state. Rutgers University, Montclair State University, Monmouth University, The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will use the money granted to research flood prevention and mitigation around Barnegat Bay, the Arthur Kill tidal strait, the Hudson and Hackensack Rivers, and the Delaware Bay. The NJDEP awarded the Rutgers University School of Engineering $520,000 and named Qizhong Guo, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the principal investigator of the Rutgers division. “Each school is responsible for a certain role in the project, and our expertise is drainage,” Guo said. They are looking for technology to trap rainfall collecting too quickly for local bodies of water to drain, he said. “You maybe want to design some kind of barrier that can let water leave, but not come in,” Guo said. “It is a question

of design that anybody can tr y contributing to.” Current ideas involve using blue roofs, layouts that allow temporar y collection of water while draining, and green roofs, layouts that use a layer of vegetation and soil before draining, he said. Alternative solutions involve water barrels and rain gardens. Vegetation slows down water a great deal, with much of the water going to the plants and soil, he said. According to the New York Environmental Protection website, green roofs are more expensive than blue roofs, but absorb noise and air pollution and cool roofs in addition to absorbing rainfall. Guo said once the rainfall is dealt with, the water’s flow rate and path could be controlled. “Flooding usually occurs from near bodies of water either being too high in water level or storm surges, the forcing of water to land through the wind and air pressure,” he said. “Flooding can also occur through insufficient drainage.” Improving control of the rainfall path allows nearby bodies of water to drain water downstream, he said. Efforts for control are often traditional, he said. Little has changed since the 1980s when city planners began implement-

ing detention basins, which are valleys leading to pipelines. Detention basins can be found all around campus, he said. The amount of sophistication put into drainage efforts depends on the infrastructure that already exists in an area, Guo said. People can evacuate and move out of a community, but hospitals and electrical stations cannot, putting them in priority of flood protection. There may be some places that may not be salvageable without large-scale projects like 30-foot walls, he said. Even during the spring tide, people in the Barrier Islands get flooded. “The sea level rising and climate change is another thing the project addresses,” he said. Structures in many locations are nearly 100 years old and were constructed when the sea level was lower. According to the National Flood Insurance Program website, New Jersey is the third highest state for flood insurance claims in 2012 with nearly $273 million. The collaboration is in the interest of time, he said. People have already researched data for some locations that others can put into use, making this a joint effort to protect the state. NJIT, for instance, will be providing data on the environmental impact of any

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection awarded the School of Engineering $520,000 and appointed Qizhong Guo principal investigator for flood research and mitigation. NIDHI BELLAMKONDA added structures, he said. Stevens is responsible for providing data models of storm surging and hurricanes. “We foresee a lot of opportunities for students to get involved in design and construction,” Guo said. Even with all of the data and planning, it is most important to get in touch with people in the community, he said. People with intimate knowledge of the community may know specific places more prone to flooding.

“From an engineering point of view, ever ything is possible,” he said. “We’ve sent people to the moon and rovers to Mars.” He encourages students to submit creative ideas, and he can be contacted at The project, which started in August and will last six months, is still in its planning stage. Chances for volunteering in design, implementation and construction will be available in the future.


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Then, on Oct. 3, a mother of a 1-year-old child found man died on Oct. 4 after setting himself on fire in the center of National Mall in Wash- herself in a police chase as she drove right into the seington, D.C. This man was driven to a point of curity fence of the White House and was gunned down such desperation that he publicly killed himself in one by police. It is no coincidence that she went straight for of the most horrific ways possible, yet officials have the center of our government, despite it being the most highly secured area of our country. It is also a testament said they have no idea why he would do so. Through a series of so-called “isolated” events, to the condition of our society that police officers are it seems as though a pattern of violent public out- so on edge that they were quick to gun down and kill bursts of expression and exasperation is emerging an unarmed woman, and the media is so anxious and as a result of increasing political turmoil. However, anticipatory that it immediately started reporting on higher-ups in our country are so out-of-touch with the incident as though there was a live shooter in our the American people that they not only cause these nation’s capital. Yet again, the incident was said to be an “isooutbursts, they just as easily dismiss them. We have become so disconnected from our government that lated event.” Clearly, there is something very wrong here. The the country has effectively been brought to the brink. emergence of self-immolaThe U.S. Capitol is still tion is reflective of a deep reeling from a mass shootpolitical frustration that has ing on Sept. 16, when a man “Deep political frustration ... has been repressed, fermented opened fire in the Washingbeen repressed, fermenting, and and built up beneath the surton Navy Yard, killing 12 face. The shutdown has been people and injuring three. built up beneath the surface.” hitting Americans where it The incident was dismissed hurts, and it’s happening all as a deranged Navy reservfor the sake of politics rather ist’s loss of control, and conversations turned once again to gun control and than in the interest of the people. When those issues begin to boil over and manifest in the form of violence, caring for veterans with mental health problems. Ten days later, on Sept. 27, a man dressed in a authorities attempt to sweep them under the carpet. business suit in Houston, Texas, doused himself Our conversation on the self-immolation in D.C. has with gasoline in the middle of the street and was been more accusatory than contemplative, and instead about to open his lighter before security stopped of talking about the issues that prompt these incidents, him. It has been gathered that his actions were a re- we’re ignoring them when what we really need to do is sult of his inability to find a job. The incident barely remedy them. The waters aren’t steady in our country right now, made the news. On Oct. 1, the government shut down as a result of and they have been that way before the shutdown even a petty partisan showdown by the Republican Party, began. The recent standoff in the legislature only acdenying paychecks and services to millions of federal centuates the misguidedness of our government and workers and American people that rely on the govern- the societal tensions that have risen as a result. The only question is: How much will finally be enough? ment to survive. The Daily Targum’s editorials represent the views of the majority of the 145th editorial board. Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily reflect the views of the Targum Publishing Company or its staff.

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Sports not the only cornerstone of college culture COMMUNITY MATTERS SAM BERMAN


was not always in favor of Rutgers football — not that I ever harbored outright animosity toward it. In my first year, I went to almost every home game and would have described my feelings as ambivalent. As I became more comfortable as a Rutgers student in my sophomore and junior years, I went to fewer games. I was busy, I had a lot of work to do and I didn’t feel like I needed the experience the way I did as a first-year student. Now, as a senior, I must say that my feelings about Rutgers football — much like President Barack Obama’s views on marriage equality — have evolved significantly over the past three years. In that time, Rutgers has been an incredibly dynamic university. Indeed, we have seen the University change presidents and the launch of a strategic planning initiative. We fought to keep our Camden campus from being stolen by parochial interests in the South. We joined the Big Ten conference. We saw a shake up in leadership at the very top of the Athletics Department after a scandal put Rutgers in the national spotlight. We acquired a medical school and increased our operating budget by 50 percent, and we began a serious construction and campus revitalization effort for the first time in decades. Some of these have been celebratory moments — and others, controversial. But all have impacted the Rutgers community in serious ways: increasing or decreasing the value of a Rutgers degree, raising the profile of the University in the state of New Jersey and beyond, and opening new doors for students and faculty alike. And as I have watched all these events unfold, I’ve come to feel a sense of

a Rutgers culture — one which is still in its infancy, but, with the right push at the right time, could grow into a vibrant, cohesive set of values and attitudes that serve to hold the various, diverse constituents of our community together. That is the context in which I have come to appreciate Rutgers football. Come game day, when Rutgers is playing at home, Busch campus — and, to a lesser extent, other campuses — are overrun with alumni — some of who claim with pride to have tailgated at every home game for decades — and students excited to see their team play. When the Scarlet Knights are conquering faraway lands, they are national-

its own, sports can serve as one important component — especially for a school that prides itself on beating out Princeton in the first intercollegiate football game in American history in 1869. The score was 6–4, a far cry from last weekend’s 55-52 nail-biter in Texas. Don’t get me wrong. We’ve still got a long way to go and much to learn about ourselves in the process. The student section still empties out too early for my tastes. Head coach Kyle Flood and our boys on the field deserve better. When they pulled victory from the jaws of defeat two weeks ago and gave every scarlet-blooded Rutgers fan a craving for bacon, the student

“College sports are only beneficial so long as they serve to help build the Rutgers community into a family. Athletics ought not to be treated as a special entity, the way they appear to have been portrayed at places like Pennsylvania State University. Our own brush with scandal last year reminds us that this is an ever-present danger.” ly televised, and I can go into any bar in New Brunswick, or any one of the student centers, and cheer with fellow fans. And if I don’t have access to television, I can always turn to social media or ESPN for regular updates and follow the game there. In antebellum Europe, imperial powers encouraged school sports as an analogy for nationalist pride and even military conquest. While I certainly do not condone excessive aggression or patriotism defined in militaristic terms, I do believe they were on to something. Competition has been part of human interaction in vibrant democracies since the Olympic games were held in ancient Greece, and the adrenaline of a winning football team is a powerful unifying force. For a school looking to develop a vibrant and cohesive culture and an identity of

section should have been over capacity. If you left early, it’s your loss. Next time, stick around. We also need to be better hosts. I have heard alarming stories of students who seem not to grasp fundamental principles of human decency and treated some visiting Arkansas fans and alumni in a despicable manner. Pride in one’s own team does not have to mean hatred of the other. Once again, a militaristic patriotism is certainly not something to be desired, and any good coherent culture ought to reflect that when it comes to competition with other schools. And to qualify my statements here, I believe college sports are only beneficial so long as it serves to help build the Rutgers community into a family. Athletics ought not to be treated as a special entity, the

way it appears to have been portrayed at places like Pennsylvania State University. Our own brush with scandal last year reminds us that this is an ever-present danger. Still, with effective leadership, this is not an insurmountable obstacle. In addition, athletics ought not to be allowed to serve as a permanent drain on the University’s resources. We must always remember what the primary purpose of a University is — the creation and propagation of knowledge. Research and education comprise a University’s core mission, and when resources are scarce, as they are now, that mission must be given priority. It is tough to square the financial hardships of most academic departments at Rutgers with more than $18 million subsidy given to the Athletics Department in 2012. To this end, I recently had a chance to speak with our new athletic director Julie Hermann. To her credit, she indicated a dedication to making sure Rutgers Athletics becomes financially independent within a decade. It is the job of the administration as well as the constituents of the University to hold her to that. So, again, there are obstacles on the road to a vibrant and cohesive culture here at Rutgers. And athletics certainly cannot shoulder the burden alone. We must look to other symbols to build the culture around as well — research awards to the best faculty, fellowships granted to our brightest students, the plethora of opportunities for involvement on campus through Student Life. But my point is this — as a student who came to Rutgers, skeptical of college sports and their role at the University, I will look forward to coming back to High Point Solutions Stadium as a proud alumnus. Sam Berman is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in political science with a minor in economics. His column, “Community Matters,” runs on alternate Mondays.

Alternate versions of alma mater damaging to student bond COMMENTARY JOHN CIFELLI


utgers University President Robert L. Barchi finally broke his silence when reached for comment for an article that was published on Oct. 4. “The Glee Club has, for 140 years, been the keeper of the Alma Mater and has, when it deemed appropriate, modified its words to reflect the nature of the student body. In previous cases, the Glee Club made modifications without affecting the spirit or substance of the Alma Mater, and it appears that they have met that standard again,” Barchi said. “Some people will continue to sing the ‘to be a man’ version, just as some people still sing the ‘my boys’ version...The important point is that we’re all singing in honor of Rutgers.” I take issue with several aspects of Barchi’s position. There is a difference between being a passionate caretaker and a “keeper.” Of the former, I believe there to be many — including the Rutgers Marching Band, Historical Society, Voorhees Choir, Cap and Skull Honor Society and greek organizations, all of which hold the Alma Mater dear to their hearts. In contrast, I believe that there are no “keepers” of the alma mater. The term “keeper” im-

plies possession. To suggest that 70 male undergraduates have the right to adjust an ancient text of our university does nothing but disenfranchise thousands of students and alumni who, so far, have not been granted the ability to be a part of this decision. I also challenge Barchi’s position that the lyrical revision maintains the substance and spirit of the original alma ma-

learn all that I can,” speak to nothing specifically Rutgers, and dare I say leave the door open to fall short of one’s educational goals. A quick review of the comments on any of the articles written since the revision erases any doubt that the overwhelming majority of the Rutgers community does not agree that the substance and spirit of the old alma mater have been preser ved.

“ For those who feel the deepest connection to their alma mater, tradition is what keeps them feeling connected to Rutgers. To suggest that it is acceptable to have multiple versions of the alma mater being simultaneously tolerated will prove confusing at best, and angering and disaffecting to long-time alumni at worst.” ter. The words “old Rutgers” mattered as they gave the song a feeling of brownstone and ivy. The words that have been decried as sexist and exclusive also gave the verse character — these words gave us a glimpse into the past, when the social norms did not include women in the collegiate scene. They speak to our past, and bind us to our foundation. The words that have replaced these, “and resolved to

The last issue I have with Barchi’s feelings is perhaps the most troublesome, given his mandate to lead our community. A school’s alma mater is a tool to bind alumni and current students, to foster a sense of community across time. I have heard proponents of the change use the rhetoric “tradition for tradition’s sake is not worth defending.” Tradition is what establishes connection between a per-

son and their school. Tradition is what keeps the school feeling relevant to one’s own experience. For those who feel the deepest connection to their alma mater, tradition is what keeps them feeling connected to Rutgers. To suggest that it is acceptable to have multiple versions of the Alma Mater being simultaneously tolerated will prove confusing at best, and angering and disaffecting to longtime alumni at worst. The steps by the administration have thus far ostracized any student or alumni who would like to have their opinion heard on the matter. To force this change upon the community without forum or committee, and in the face of the 2011 Rutgers University Senate resolution to leave the text untouched, was wrong on many levels. I call on the Rutgers administration to bring the issue to an open, transparent discussion. There are alternative solutions that can be satisfying to all parties, and they deser ve to be heard, because surely ever y “loyal son and daughter” believes himself or herself to be a part of Rutgers, perhaps as much as Rutgers is a part of them. John Cifelli is a Class of 2009 alumnus and a former member of the Rutgers University Glee Club. He is the co-founder of the Rutgers University Historical Society.

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October 7, 2013 Stephan Pastis

Today’s Birthday (10/07/13). Venus enters Sagittarius today, portending a passion for travel and adventure this year. Creativity and independence call, especially this month. Exploration is the theme. Career and finances grow stronger, especially as you nurture collaborative partnerships. Commit to a cause that gives purpose. Stick to simple basics, like love, family and good food. Pamper yourself. 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 5 — Venus enters Sagittarius today (until Nov. 5). Follow your heart, and stick to it. For four weeks, traveling is easier. Check out an interesting suggestion, and rely on logic. Choose words carefully. Connect with a teacher. Keep practicing. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 5 — Listening is the key to communication. Your reward comes later. Ask for what you need in partnership. Accept a generous offer. Gather materials. Tidy up and prepare for a trip. You’re building something of lasting value. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — Confer with your team. You’re extra persuasive, and word travels. More planning is a good idea. Put in corrections. Toss unnecessary papers and junk. Celebrate success privately. Compromise comes easier. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 5 — Your work becomes more fun. Consult a significant other. Get family to help. Invest in your business. Your insistence on perfection makes the difference. Maintain decorum (at least with customers). Add adventure to the mundane. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — Love is easier to find these days. Show your appreciation. Be respectful. You’re irresistible. Take notes on what works. Cleanliness is a good thing. Co-workers are successful. Shop carefully, and sign with a flourish. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 5 — Home and family take priority. Get a project under way. Do it for love, not money. Seek solid data, and check all details twice. Stick to logic. It’s a good time to find household bargains.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Trust your heart to lead you, and increase your profits. Keep track of earnings. There’s no need to do it the hard way. Accept assistance and a brilliant suggestion. You get farther than expected. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — Prepare your best argument. You’re the star, and your words get farther than expected. Accept suggestions and great ideas from colleagues near and far. Share heartfelt thanks. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Give in to a brilliant idea. You’re irresistible for a month. Ponder the situation. Others ask your advice. The career groove is just right. You can achieve great rewards. Education provides access to a whole new world. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 5 — Allow yourself more quiet time to follow a passion. Some of your theories succeed. Finish an old job. Build security by having more than you show. Revel in the abundance. Be a budgetarian. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 5 — Group activities go well over the next month. Create a buzz. Push your own agenda. Offer encouragement. Share adventure stories. Make a private presentation. You’ll find the numbers fascinating. You’re developing expertise. Respectfully spread your wings. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Get social this month. Go out and play! Get your chores done first. Nurture your strongest connections. More income becomes available ... it’s a deciding factor. Negotiate openly. You’re very quick now. Push past old barriers.

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history Rutgers gets early pressure on SMU QB, creating sacks, deflections, turnover continued from back by the sideline. Deering had time to pick it up, but accidentally kicked it out of bounds, giving the Mustangs the ball at Rutgers’ 18-yard line. But more than the secondary was at fault against SMU. “I think it’s a team game and I think we can help our defense if we capitalize on some of those short fields that we had,” Flood said. “I don’t think you can just look at anything in a vacuum.” Offensively, Rutgers put its defense in a bad position by punting twice and turning over on downs once on SMU’s side of the field.

Although Rutgers’


defense struggled, its pass rush did its job. The Knights sacked Gilbert four times, including three times in the first quarter. Rutgers led, 14-0, after the first quarter and its pass rush played a significant role in developing that early lead. Rutgers scored a defensive touchdown of f a botched SMU snap with 6:44 left in the first quar ter for its second touchdown. The play began at SMU’s 9-yard line and fell apart when sophomore defensive tackle Darius Hamilton brought him down in the end zone. Freshman cornerback Nadir Barnwell fell on the loose ball for a score. “[Gilbert] went to scoop the ball out,” Hamilton said. “I thought he was going to kick it out of bounds, but he went to pick it up and I was just able to wrap him up and do my best to strip him.” Rutgers’ pass rush expected to match up well against SMU’s run and shoot offense, said senior defensive end Marcus Thompson last week. SMU’s of-

fense rarely uses tight ends and fullbacks, which is advantageous for Rutgers’ speed off the edges. The defensive line also had a plan in place, which meant getting their hands up quickly to deflect passes. Senior defensive tackle Isaac Holmes and senior defensive end Jamil Merrell each got their hands on one. “A lot of credit to Ike Holmes,” Hamilton said. “He was able to let us know just from watching film and just from his knowledge of the game overall when there was going to be pass or when there was going to be run.”




consideration into going for a two-point conversion on their first two overtime touchdowns. Rutgers’ only season loss came after failing to convert an overtime two-point conversion against Fresno State when an extra point would have tied it. “I didn’t feel that way today. I didn’t think we had the offensive rhythm that we had in the Fresno game,” Flood said. “The first two overtimes, I wasn’t really tempted to do that.”


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troubles, Rutgers did not attempt a field goal against SMU. Flood said last week sophomore kicker Kyle Federico would start, but senior punter Nick Marsh would attempt longer kicks. Rutgers could have attempted some long-range field goals but abstained. “I was not tempted to kick a long field goal,” Flood said. For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Josh Bakan on Twitter @JoshBakan. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.

Sophomore defensive tackle Darius Hamilton forced a fumble in SMU’s end zone, allowing Rutgers a defensive touchdown. ENRICO CABREDO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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Sophomore wide receiver Leonte Carroo scores his second touchdown against SMU, which tied it in double overtime. ENRICO CABREDO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


Gilbert, Johnson form formidable duo against Rutgers, break Mustangs records continued from back

late. SMU then trailed, 35-33. “He had good speed, good ball Linebacker Stephon Sanders skills and he ran out, out and I had bashed his head into Goodwin’s to protect the inside,” Longa said. “I legs, making Goodwin tumble had inside leverage on him. They two yards from what would clinch knew where the hole of the defense was, and they attacked it.” a Rutgers victory. SMU went for two, as Gilbert He made it, and Rutgers won a outran defensive tackles Darius 55-52 marathon matchup. “The line was able to form a Hamilton and Isaac Holmes to crease for me, and I was able to get the right. As he was chased out of outside and make a move to the end bounds, he threw off his back foot horizontally across the field. zone,” Goodwin said. Rutgers put so much attention on Rutgers (4-1, 1-0) barely scraped a victory against an unsuccessful Gilbert, they forgot about Johnson. opponent. That is what happens Johnson fell straight as a domino as when the Knights make SMU’s re- his tiptoes remained in bounds to tie it at 35 and force overtime. cord book for the wrong reasons. Junior running back Savon Quarterback Garrett Gilbert owns the most passing yards in a Huggins played Rutgers’ first two game in Mustangs history thanks to overtimes, both in which sophohis 484-yard performance through more wide receiver Leonte Carroo the air. He also accumulated five caught touchdowns. Huggins was touchdowns and no interceptions a useful change of pace for poweroff 45-for-70 passing. Wideout Jer- ing through defenders, but he only emy Johnson’s 18 receptions for rushed for 48 yards off 18 carries. Unless Rut217 yards broke gers blows out SMU’s receiving Louisville on yards record for a game. “The line was able to form Thursday, it will need late Johnson’s a crease for me, and I pronimbleness was was able to get outside offensive duction. comparable to and make a move With James Goodwin’s, and still out, Rutonly one of eight to the end zone.” gers might just incomplete throws need Goodwin to Johnson was JUSTIN GOODWIN to lift it again. ruled a dropped Freshman Running Back “As I always pass. SMU’s run say, offensive and shoot offense football ultiwith four and five mately has to wideout sets also go through playmakers,” Flood makes it difficult to double team. Redshirt freshman linebacker said. “And he showed today that he Steve Longa, who led Rutgers with can make plays.” 14 tackles, caught Johnson one-onFor updates on the Rutgers footone about 10 yards from the end zone on the right. Rutgers led, 35- ball team, follow Josh Bakan on Twitter @JoshBakan. For gener27, with 1:19 left. Johnson faked left and tweaked al Rutgers sports updates, follow right as Longa caught him a tad @TargumSports.

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Last season’s defeat against Louisville still stings By Bradly Derechailo Associate Sports Editor

The night of Nov. 29, 2012 vividly plays in the back of Kevin Snyder’s head. Last year’s 20-17 loss to Louisville should be the freshest memory for the rest of the Rutgers football team for obvious reasons. “That was something we worked really hard for,” Snyder said. “[A] BCS berth, and they came in our place and took it from us.” Competing for their first outright Big East Conference Cham-

pionship in program history, all the Scarlet Knights had to do was deliver a home victory against the Cardinals for an appearance in a BCS bowl. Louisville turned a 14-3 latethird quarter deficit into a 1714 comeback thanks to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who orchestrated two scoring drives despite a bad wrist on his non-throwing hand and a sprained right ankle. Both teams traded field goals, but when junior quarterback Gary Nova attempted to get the Knights’ into field goal range for a

potential game-tier, he significantly overthrew junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman for an interception to seal Rutgers’ fate. It still bothers Nova today. “We just felt disappointed,” Nova said. “You work all season for that opportunity and we had a shot at it, and we didn’t make the plays we needed to at the end that we needed it. It’s something that’s been driving me all year.” Two seasons ago, Rutgers literally dropped another victor y. Down 16-14 to Louisville in the fourth quarter, a wide open Mark Harrison let a potential go-

ahead touchdown slip through his fingertips. Rutgers will get no favors in this year’s edition of the series Thurday, as Louisville will bring more of a resume to Thursday night’s road matchup. The Cardinals are the lone AAC member in the AP Top 25 poll, boasting a No. 8 ranking this week. Louisville has defeated its opponents a combined 222-27. Head coach Kyle Flood is well aware of the talent the Cardinals will bring to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

“Louisville is a tremendous opponent and [Louisville head] coach [Charlie] Strong is as good as there is in the profession,” Flood said. “Probably the best quarterback in the country and one of the more talented teams in general.” Snyder knows the unique opportunity Thursday night presents, as the programs will never meet again in conference play. He also understands the pain that comes with a loss, as last year’s defeat will be on his mind when he takes the field. “It was crushing. It was a combination of things,” Snyder said. “It was Senior Night, it was a blackout and a BCS berth was on the line. So putting those three games together, that’s a lot of pain in one loss.”

Senior Jamal Merrell


listed as the starter at outside linebacker, according to yesterday’s depth chart. Merrell missed the Knights’ past three games with a kidney injury sustained Sept. 7 against Norfolk State. “He’s OK. Jamal’s been cleared to play, and he will go on Thursday night and be the starter,” Flood said. “I think it makes us better on defense.”

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Bridgewater will be the No. 1-overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. “I don’t think there’s any doubt he will be the No. 1 pick,” Flood said. “I think Teddy is a tremendous football player, and I had a lot of respect for him before we played him last year and even more afterwards.” The Heisman candidate has 16 touchdown passes this season and 1,562 yards through the air in five games.

Junior quarterback Gary Nova threw a late interception in Rutgers’ season finale against Louisville last season Nov. 29, 2012 to seal a Knights loss. Nova said that defeat has driven him to make another run at a BCS bowl. NOAH WHITTENBURG / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Bradly Derechailo on Twitter @Bradly_D. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.


RU drops weekend matches in Fla. By Tyler Karalewich Staff Writer

The Rutgers volleyball team failed to take home a victory against either AAC foe in South Florida and Central Florida. It continues a disappointing season statistically, as the Scarlet Knights have now lost 10 of their last 11 matches. The Knights faced UCF on Sunday, attempting to finally prove themselves. Central Florida’s clinching third set was tightly contested, as both teams traded leads up until the tie score of 16-16. UCF remained consistent and picked up its defensive effort. UCF allowed just three more scores, capturing the match after a third set victory, 25-19. The Knights fell in the second set, 25-11. Rutgers battled throughout in the first set with Central Florida, as it got off to a quick 6-2 lead. But the Knights (4-14, 0-4) allowed a

run to Central Florida (12-4, 3-0). With the score at 22-21, UCF did not allow another score for a 25-21 first-set victory. This matchup proved favorable for Rutgers’ offense. Junior outside hitter Sofi Cucuz hit for a .368 average with seven kills. Sophomore middle blocker Mikaela Matthews also contributed with four kills for a .571 hitting percentage. Defensively, sophomore libero Ali Schroeter produced 16 digs. It was her 16th double-digit digs effort this season. The Knights faced USF in a nighttime matchup Friday that proved to be a nightmare for Rutgers. The Knights fell in straight sets, 25-12, 2517 and 25-11. In the first set, Rutgers hit an abysmal .000 percentage. During the second set, it improved but still converted only 11 kills. The last set turned out to be their worst offensive output, as the Knights could only convert on two kills.

Rutgers’ defense proved more effective than its offense against the Bulls (8-9, 2-1). The Knights compiled a total of 60 digs, evenly matching the output of South Florida. But the Bulls outscored the Knights and made quick work of them. Rutgers only forwarded 21 total kills and allowed 35 to USF. Schroeter on defense and sophomore outside hitter Alex Lassa stood out for Rutgers. Schroeter led the team with 18 digs and Lassa added 14 to prove her versatility on both sides of play. Matthews added an impressive offensive performance as she converted seven of her 15 kills for a .267 hitting percentage. Sophomore setter Anna Sudbury had the most assists for the Knights, totaling 16 while adding six digs as well. The weekend was not successful for winning, but Rutgers played competitively against one of the top AAC teams in Central Florida.

October 7, 2013


Sophomore’s goal redeems Rutgers’ bad loss By Greg Johnson Associate Sports Editor

The Rutgers men’s soccer team was candid in how embarrassed it felt after a 3-0 loss Wednesday night at home against Hofstra. More than halfway through their season, the Scarlet Knights deemed the blowout inexcusable. So when they stepped back onto Yurcak Field on Saturday night against Cincinnati, the

Knights made sure it would not happen again. “We let ourselves down in the week, and we knew we were better than that,” said senior defender Joe Setchell. “[Head] coach [Dan Donigan] was ver y detailed in things that we did wrong. That helped us, looking back, because that made us come out [Saturday] and play angr y. We wanted to win this game, and there was no way we were losing it.”

Rutgers (5-5-1, 2-1) made good on its promise, grinding out its third shutout of the season in a 1-0 conference win against the Bearcats (3-7-1, 0-3). The Knights created 12 second-half shots with up-tempo ball movement that stretched the field. The oppor tunities were plentiful enough for Rutgers to eventually strike in the 64th minute. Sophomore midfielder Mitchell Taintor corralled fel-

Sophomore midfielder Mitchell Taintor dribbles past a Bearcats defender Saturday night at home. Taintor’s goal in the 64th minute pushed Rutgers to a 1-0 victory. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

low midfielder Mael Corboz’s corner kick in traf fic before finding the net’s left corner. “Mael got a great ser vice. He does it ever y time, game in and game out, ever y kick,” Taintor said. “I was just in the right spot at the right time, and he hit it perfectly. I lost my man and chest trapped it down and hit it in the goal, but it was great work by Mael and ever yone else to do their jobs in the box.” On the other end, Rutgers’ backline refused to cave. After allowing nine shots on goal against Hofstra, Setchell and sophomore Drew Morgan anchored a defense that allowed only four such shots and none until the 42nd minute. “We just knew that we had to come out [Saturday] and work as a team and defend as a team,” Setchell said. “We talked about things in the training rooms that we had to work on, and not giving up goals is one of those things. So we’re happy with that.” The first half included the return of senior for ward Kene Eze, who missed the previous four games with a hamstring injur y. But Eze looked sluggish moving up and down the field, contributing only one shot. He played the first 35 minutes before sitting out the remainder of play. “We talked to him at halftime and he just was a little unsure of it,” Donigan said. “You get the advice of the spor ts medical people and then ultimately it’s up to the kid to decide … and he was a little if fy with it, so we shut him down because I

felt we were able to get by without him.” Donigan’s gamble in the midst of a slow star t paid of f, largely because of Taintor’s impressive play down the stretch. The sophomore flashed bursts of speed to help distinguish Rutgers, which wore down the Bearcats. Taintor led the team with five shots, and nearly punched through another goal that banged of f the crossbar in the 82nd minute. “The game stretches out in the second half because ever yone gets tired, so that helps,” Taintor said. “The first half with me, Mael and [sophomore for ward] J.P. [Correa], it was harder to get used to each other because I’ve only had a few practices at for ward, but once we star ted clicking it was a lot easier and they played great balls under me, so I played well.” For Donigan, a sustained energy level missing against Hofstra made all the dif ference. Embarrassment pushed the Knights to find another gear as they enter the bulk of their conference schedule. “I thought we had better decision-making, I thought we had better ef for t and we had better execution,” Donigan said. “And for me, those three areas of the game, you can’t play without it.” For updates on the Rutgers men’s soccer team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @GregJohnsonRU. For general Rutgers spor ts updates, follow @TargumSpor ts.


Knights stifle Tigers’ late comeback push for win By Jim Mooney Staff Writer

The Rutgers women’s soccer team was in a battle Friday night in its conference opener against Memphis. Despite the Tigers’ comeback attempt, the Scarlet Knights held on for a 3-2 victor y. The Knights (9-2-1, 2-1) controlled most of the contest, but Memphis (7-5, 0-3) would not go away easily. The referees allowed a physical game, which made for some of head coach Glenn Crooks’ frustration. Crooks and Rutgers’ bench were penalized with a yellow card in the 58th minute for arguing with the of ficial about a non-call. “Well that’s par t of the college game,” Crooks said. “It’s impor tant to win the physical game as well as the tactical and the technical battle.” An aggressive Knights sequence forced a huge mistake on Memphis’ par t, committing a handball inside the box to give Rutgers a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Senior for ward Jonelle Filigno conver ted the penalty kick to put the Knights in front, 3-1. It was her second goal of the

game. The Tigers mounted a big comeback attempt in the last 20 minutes. Midfielder Kaitlyn Atkins scored a header of f a corner kick in the 80th minute to pull the deficit back to one. But that would be as close as Rutgers allowed, as senior goalkeeper Jessica Janosz and the defense held of f an impressive Tigers rally to win. “It was a ver y aggressive game, and we were tr ying to stay as composed as possible and tr y to keep the ball toward the end,” Filigno said. If Rutgers was worried about how it might star t this game after a 4-1 loss to Louisville in its last game, then the first few minutes of Friday night drove away those ner ves. The Knights’ first two shots of the game found the back of the net as they jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes. Senior defender Tricia DiPaolo crossed the ball four minutes into the game to freshman for ward Madison Tiernan, who found junior for ward Stephanie Scholz for the goal. “We were both clawing for a win because we both lost last weekend, but we came out strong and were able to come

Senior forward Jonelle Filigno fights for a loose ball Friday night against Memphis at Yurcak Field. She scored two goals as the Knights held on for a 3-2 win. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER out with a win,” Scholz said. About 10 minutes after Scholz put Rutgers on the board, the Knights had an oppor tunity to add to their lead. Junior midfielder Amy Pietrangelo lobbed a corner kick into the box in the direction of both Scholz and Filigno. Filigno leaped above the

crowd of defenders to head the ball and give Rutgers a 2-0. Memphis scored minutes later on a scramble in front of the net of f of a rebound that the Tigers managed to secure. “It is a great win. I was extremely impressed by Memphis tonight,” Crooks said. “We came out strong like I thought

we would after a great warmup. … We really gutted it out there at the end against a ver y good team. That’s an NCAAtype team, and it’s unbelievable that they are 0-3 in the league.” For updates on the women’s soccer team, follow @TargumSpor ts on Twitter.


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Quote of the Day “That helped us, looking back, because that made us come out and play angry.” — Rutgers men’s soccer senior defender Joe Setchell on its 3-0 loss Wednesday to Hofstra fueling its win Saturday against Cincinnati

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Freshman running back Justin Goodwin stretches over linebacker Stephon Sanders for a game-winning touchdown in triple overtime Saturday against Southern Methodist. Goodwin spun out of an earlier tackle and then tumbled over Sanders after the linebacker hit him in the leg. ENRICO CABREDO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Goodwin stretches for game-winning touchdown in back-and-forth triple-overtime win against Mustangs By Josh Bakan Sports Editor

DALLAS — Freshman running back Justin Goodwin ran so nimbly Saturday in the Rutgers football team’s 55-52 triple-overtime victory against Southern Methodist, it was as if Gerald R. Ford Stadium’s turf was littered with hot coals. With 149 rushing yards and 73 receiving yards, Goodwin stated his case for snaps in

sophomore running back P.J. James’ absence with a lower leg injury. In triple overtime, it was time to prove the Scarlet Knights (4-1, 1-0) could depend on him. That meant risking a loss the Knights should have wrapped up as they had led, 35-14, with 1:18 left in the third — Goodwin’s first-career touchdown, a two-yard run, garnered that last score. “My goal was to keep a fresh back in the game,” said head coach Kyle Flood. “I feel

like we had made them defend a lot of rushing attempts — it looks like we had 52 rushing attempts on the game. So by the time we hit overtime, we probably made them defend 40-some-odd rushing attempts.” Goodwin got the ball 17 yards from the end zone with Rutgers down, 52-49. Unlike his longer runs, SMU (1-4, 0-1) defenders waited at the end of Goodwin’s holes to stop him.

Safety Hayden Greenbauer attempted a tackle toward the sideline at the line of scrimmage to force third and two. Too late. Goodwin sputtered toward the 5-yard line and decelerated when cornerback JR Richardson wrapped his waist. He twirled out. See INCHES on Page 17


RU allows most passing yards to foe in team history By Josh Bakan Sports Editor

DALLAS — The Rutgers football defense has a lot to fix in little time before Thursday’s game against Louisville. The Scarlet Knights defeated Southern Methodist on Saturday, 55-52, but not before the Mustangs landed some records. SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert passed for more yards against Rutgers than any quar-

terback in Mustangs history with 482, beating out Kyle Padron with 460 against Nevada in 2009. Gilbert also passed the most yards ever in a game against Rutgers. The Knights (4-1, 1-0) already let Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr complete 52 passes Aug. 29, which is also a Rutgers opponent record. No matter how much Rutgers’ pass defense progresses, the 2013 Knights have left stains on the program’s record books.

“It’s not good obviously,” Snyder said of the records. “We have a lot of things we need to fix, but at the same time they’re things we know we can do, it’s a matter of doing it. On the defensive side of the ball, [it’s about] getting of f the field, making plays and having correct eye and foot placement.” The defense’s weakness this season has been its secondary. Already littered with inexperience, junior cornerback Gareef Glashen’s



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redshirt freshman linebacker, recorded 14 tackles in the Rutgers football team’s 55-52 victory against Southern Methodist, which was the most tackles any Knight has accumulated in a game this season.

absence because of a personal issue did little to help. There were fewer missed tackles than against Fresno State but still missed opportunities. Senior free safety Jeremy Deering could have created a turnover in the fourth quarter. Junior strong safety Lorenzo Waters forced a fumble from wide receiver JaBryce Taylor, which rolled favorably for Rutgers in bounds See history on Page 16

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