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Arab Cultural Club vigil honors 9/11 BY TABISH TALIB CORRESPONDENT
About 40 students attended a candlelight vigil last night for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 sponsored by the Arab Cultural Club (ACC) on the steps of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus. The ACC held the vigil to bring different communities of the University together in solidarity, said Sherif Ibrahim, ACC public relations chair. “Our goal behind the vigil was to unite the [University] community regardless of characterizations, and the most important thing was to commemorate the fallen,” he said.
Among the 15 University organizations that co-sponsored the event with the ACC were the Rutgers University Sikh Student Association, the Rutgers College Republicans and Alpha Phi Alpha, said Ibrahim, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. “We’re doing this to give an emblem to unite the community under,” he said. A few speakers from Arab organizations spoke about the aftermath of the attacks and hatred toward Arabs and Muslims. Leila Brollosy, vice president of the ACC, said after the attacks Arabs were targeted, and the vigil was to show unity and debunk the stereotype.
“We wanted to show that we’re all Americans, many victims on 9/11 were Muslim and Arab, and everyone suffered,” said Brollosy, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. Ibrahim said he did not believe the Arab community needed to note how the aftermath of the attacks affected them. “We can work without mentioning ourselves. We can positively affect the community without it,” he said. “The main focus is 9/11 itself, how it affected Americans, and how we stood together.” Sara Abdelmottlib, president of the ACC, said the organization chose to sponsor a vigil because its members
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Kate Sweeney of the Alumni Association presents scholarships to two students last night in the Rutgers Student Center.
Center welcomes LGBT community back for new year BY ALEKSI TZATZEV CORRESPONDENT
Under a balloon rainbow, the Center for Social Justice Education and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities welcomed students last night to its first event of the semester. “This is our night, but this is really the first of many nights of the upcoming year for our community,” said Jenny Kurtz, director of the Center for Social Justice, at the reception in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. “I’ve never felt so proud and connected to students at Rutgers, and I am very grateful to be here.” The night featured music, circus acts and awards. It also paid a tribute to former University student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself this time last year, as well as others who lost their lives as victims of bullying. Kurtz introduced some of the liaisons of the LGBT community as well as three programs taking place in September 2011, which address bullying, homophobia and the surrounding issues. “This year is shaped by you — this is a brand new year. I would like to welcome back returning members of our community and give a proper welcome to our new students, staff and faculty,” she said. She addressed the students by challenging them to talk to people and make new connections. “I ask you to introduce yourselves to people you don’t know,” she said. “I want you to challenge yourselves.” Kurtz went on to introduce the different groups present, including alumni, staff, faculty and a large group of first-year students. “Last year was the time when I really felt and was amazed beyond belief at who the LGBTQ community at Rutgers is and who the enormous ally community at Rutgers is,” she said. “I am very happy to see you all.” New York City-based Circus Amok filled the room with music during the breaks between speeches. The performance began with a sword-juggling act by performer Jennifer Miller and ended with a presentation of scholarships for students who were actively involved in the LGBT community. School of Arts and Sciences sophomore Michelle Lee and Mason Gross School of the Arts junior Joshua Howard won the scholarships last night.
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Rutgers School of Business first-year student Omneya Said, right, School of Arts and Sciences first-year student Nora Osman and University graduate student Nashwa Emaca light candles during a vigil last night on the College Avenue campus.
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OPINIONS Graduates from two law schools are suing their alma maters for falsely reporting employment rates.
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Junior running back De’Antwan “Rocket” Williams decided to leave the Rutgers football program yesterday after head coach Greg Schiano made changes to the depth chart. For full story, see the Sports section on the BACK.
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INSTITUTE TO PROVIDE CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONS The Eagleton Institute of Politics will host Citizenship Rutgers, an opportunity for permanent legal residents to apply for citizenship in the United States on Sept. 18, in the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room on the College Avenue campus. Immigration lawyers will review eligibility of University students, staff, faculty and friends and family across the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses on an individual basis, according to a University media relations press release. Applicants can receive help completing the forms, which are available in multiple languages, and free photographs and photocopying will also be available. Participants must be permanent U.S. residents for five years — three if living with or married to the same U.S. citizen — and live in the United States for half of that five or three-year period to be eligible. All applicants should bring green cards and all passports since obtaining them, address information for the last five years, information about their children, employment history and marital or criminal history, if applicable. Call 732-932-9384, ext. 330 to register. — Amy Rowe
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Student Life to host family-oriented events BY ANASTASIA MILLICKER ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
University students’ parents and families are invited to enjoy a weekend packed with events not just for the parents but the entire family. The weekend begins with a parent and family dinner at the Livingston Dining Commons on Sept. 23 and closes Sunday evening with a University Parents Association presentation in Scott Hall. The University Parents Association extended its planning efforts to include University Student Life, said Tony Doody, director of Programs and Leadership in Student Life. “It’s a new initiative this year to make Parents Weekend [into] Family Weekend,” Doody said. “We were asked to take up parentfamily and we’re ready to get everyone involved.” Doody said around five hundred families have already registered for the weekend, which will amount to about 1,500 people. One of the events expected to be the biggest is Family Knight Trivia from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday in the Livingston Student Center. “Seventy teams of four to five people have already registered and there are a few spaces left,” he said. “This is expected to be a large turnout.” Doody said teams are also suggested to donate $10 to the Embrace Kids Foundation as part of their entry fee.
In addition to game night, the completely, but that’s normal,” International Food and Cultural MacDonald said. “Students are Entertainment Festival at the growing up and we want parLivingston Student Center is ents to adjust to that.” expected to draw large crowds, The office offered an addition he said. to the invitation this year, a check “There’s a lot going on on all box where students who are havcampuses. It’s not just the foot- ing difficulties in transition can ball game anymore,” Doody reach out for help, he said. said. “There’s going to be “Parents have the opportunity canoeing, tours at the geology to help out students and we want museum and of the football sta- to include everyone in education, dium, a breakfast at the Scarlet rather than parents finding their Latte and a welway into the stucome dinner with dent’s education,” basketball coach he said. “Students are Mike Rice.” MacDonald growing up B r i a n said Parent and MacDonald, assoFamily weekend is and we want ciate director of held in late parents to adjust Student Life, said S e p t e m b e r that he hopes to because it is a critto that.” make Parent and ical point in firstFamily Weekend year students’ BRIAN MACDONALD more revolved Associate Director of Student Life transition process. a r o u n d “Students at families and this point can figstudent outreach. ure out whether they need help “I’m new to the University but academically or if one class at the old University — I worked really stresses a student out or at Boise State — we did a lot of if they are having dorm trouble programs with the message or so on,” he said. “We want to being to continue to grow and reach out to students before extend welcome to families to they become over whelmed.” become involved with higher eduParents will have the opporcation,” he said. tunity to learn more about the Families did not have a role in University itself and how to education up until 10 years ago, adapt to having a student away when universities started out- from home during a parent’s reach that not only helps students address on Sept. 25 in Scott but also parents adjust to the col- Hall, MacDonald said. lege atmosphere, he said. Maurice Elias, professor of “Sometimes college students psychology and director of clinicome home from their first cal training, will also be speaking break and come home as what to parents about being a seems like a different person University student parent and the
challenges it brings during the “Being a Parent of a Rutgers Student: Addressing Anxieties, Appreciating Opportunities” event, sponsored by the University Parents Association, he said. Rebecca Brenowitz, coordinator of Community Relations and Volunteers at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Ar t Museum, said the museum will also offer an event by opening its door for parents and students free of charge for the weekend. The museum’s event sponsored by the University Parents Association includes a light brunch and an address from Suzanne Delehanty, director of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Ar t Museum, Brenowitz said. “From 10 [a.m.] to 12 p.m. on Sunday, families and parents will have the oppor tunity to take tours and will have the opportunity to view the largest University ar t museum,” she said. Brenowitz said Parent and Family weekend of fers many oppor tunities for parents and families. “Some students’ parents live outside the countr y and are unable to attend the event so we’ve opened it up to include families which includes the entire Rutgers family,” she said. “Unlike Rutgers Day where it’s open to the public, Family Weekend is open to the closest friends of the University.”
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The Center for Social Justice Education and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities launches the new academic year with their annual fall reception last night in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. The evening featured performances by New York City-based Circus Amok. ALL PHOTOS BY KEITH FREEMAN / PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
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[event] is the oppor tunity to showcase them.” DeStefano said the organizers sees bigger turnout than before used social networking as well as word-of-mouth to spread the mescontinued from front sage about the event to first-year and returning students. “Students needed to submit “There are a lot of good peotheir application and résumé ple at Rutgers who are looking to as well as a letter of what they support new students,” he said. had done in the way of [LGBT] Silver Laur, a School of Arts activism,” said AnnMarie and Sciences senior, said he had Burg, a Center for Social attended past LGBT events over Justice administrative assishis four years here. tant. “They also needed a let“This is probably five, six, ter of reference from a faculty seven times bigor staf f member.” ger than before The committee “We have a lot — it’s been chose the winners growing in the during the sumof resources past couple of mer, Burg said. years, so I’m The remainder here ... for happy with that,” of the night students to take he said. was filled with Laur said that speakers, includadvantage of.” the event helped ing some of the PAUL DESTEFANO students meet other organizers Center for Social Justice other people and friends of the Education Graduate Assistant who shared the LGBT community. same interests Paul DeStefano, as well as recona graduate assisnect with friends. tant at the Center for Social “I came here to see all my Justice Education, shared his friends because I know a lot of views on the event. people in the community and just “We’ve gotten a little to meet new people too,” he said. bigger this year, and hopefully The organizers said their centhat is reflected throughout ter — located in Tillet Hall on the year,” he said. “We have Livingston campus — is open for a lot of resources here at anyone who was interested in the Rutgers for students to cause or wanted to talk. take advantage of and this
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VIGIL: Groups aim to unify U. community despite ethnicity continued from front wanted to commemorate the event by bringing different groups together despite religion or ethnicity. “Normally our goal is to unify the whole Arab community on campus, but for this event it is to unify the University community,” she said. The event was held on a Wednesday so more members of different communities could attend, said Abdelmottlib, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “If we held [it] on Sunday, we wouldn’t get that high of a turnout because there are not that many people on campus,” she said. “Plus, speakers from some organizations are not able to speak at events because they have lost love ones on Sept. 11 and wish to commemorate that day.” Voices of September 11th, an organization that provides help to the victims’ families dealing with grief, sponsored a flag for the event that contains the names of all of those who died in the attacks, Ibrahim said. Another organization, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, presented the movie “Beyond Retribution” in the Graduate Student Lounge on the College Avenue campus. The film showed families who lost loved ones in the 9/11
‘JERSEY SHORE’ TAX CREDIT TO COST N.J. SIX FIGURES N.J. residents will have to pay $420,000 for the production costs of the “Jersey Shore” TV show because of state film tax credit. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved the tax credit in 2009 for the show’s first season. The state’s film tax credit program has since been suspended, after Gov. Chris Christie cut the tax break in 2010 to close the budget deficit. Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak said, in an nj.com article, the governor has a poor opinion of the show and believes it portrays New Jersey in a negative light. “They are phonies and the show is a false portrayal of New Jersey and our shore communities,” he said. “[Gov. Christie] has also been clear about his belief that film tax credit programs are not the most effective way to spur economic growth throughout the state.” Monmouth County Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, R-12, said the tax incentive was not beneficial to taxpayers and was not a good investment. “I can’t believe we are paying for fake tanning for ‘Snooki’ and ‘The Situation’, and I am not even sure $420,000 covers that,” he said in the article. But Seaside Heights Mayor P. Kenneth Hershey said the tax break was good for the town and does pay for its self, according to the article. “The boost to the economy certainly shows, when they are here this place is busy,” he said. “A lot of the business folks here appreciate that.” — Tabish Talib
attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan speaking out against violent retaliation, Brollosy said. At the event, the ACC board members read short biographies of some of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Ibrahim also performed a reading of an original poem titled “I Am America,” which some found emotional, including members from the Kappa Zeta Psi sorority. “Overall it was very moving. I was moved more than I expected to be with the vigil, the poetry and the performances,” said Morgan Eisenberg, a member of Kappa Zeta Psi and School of Arts and Sciences senior. Alycia Abreu, also a Kappa Zeta Psi member, appreciated the organization behind the event. “You don’t really see these events from the Arab community and see their stories from their side,” said Abreu, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. “It makes you realize that they were affected just as much as everybody else.” Abdulrehman Khan, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore and vice president of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, which also co-sponsored the event, said the vigil was a good way to unite the University and stop perpetuation of generalizations. “This event doesn’t just get rid of the stereotypes, it doesn’t just get rid of negatives,” he said. “But it brings a positive light into such a diverse community at the University,” he said.
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Voices of September 11th, an organization that helps families of victims dealing with grief, provided a flag containing the names of those who died in the attacks for last night’s vigil.
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Committee passes proposal to change New Brunswick infrastructure BY ANDREW SMITH STAFF WRITER
Members of the New Brunswick Planning Board met Tuesday night at the Civic Square Building on Bayard Street to review developments that may bear importance on local infrastructure. The board discussed two construction projects and an amendment to a commercial zoning ordinance at the meeting Tuesday night, all of which were up for approval. The first item on the agenda was an initiative by St. Peter’s Health Care System to install a solar panel canopy above an already existing parking lot located at its How Lane site. With a focus on cleaner, environmentally friendly energy, representatives of St. Peter’s argued the virtues of this project.
Robert Mulcahy, Vice President of Facilities for St. Peter’s, advocated for the beneficial properties of the project. “The solar array at this facility is going to generate a large amount of power almost entirely for this complex,” Mulcahy said. “This is going to help us sustain an energy source and cut down our operational costs over the next 20 years and help the community with less pollutants.” The canopy, expected to be 12 feet high at its lowest point, is designed such that rain, snow and sleet can easily trickle down, said David Riedel, an engineer with Sunform Network. The canopy would also be engineered to avoid harmful sunrays. Despite the over whelmingly eco-friendly tone of the proposal, Mario Iannelli, an engineer with Sunform Network, said
that in order for the panels to be productive, 28 trees in the vicinity of the lot would need to be removed. Additionally, the board reviewed and approved applications to install a smaller array of panels on the roof of the facility and proposals to install new consistently designed signage around the facility. The board also looked at an application by Women Aware Inc., to demolish an unused garage on its property and to build a threecar parking lot instead. Phyllis Adams, executive director of Women Aware, discussed the necessity and benefit of the proposed construction project. “We’ve used [the garage] in the past for storage, but right now there’s really not a use for it,” Adams said. “We park on Livingston Avenue and the side streets. By getting these three
spaces, we’re kind of helping the neighborhood.” Ronald Sadowski, an engineer and consultant for the project, assured board members the safety of the construction of a threecar parking lot. “We don’t intend to change any of the contours or drainage patterns,” he said. “What we will be doing is eliminating the garage and adding asphalt paving.” In response to both Adams and Sadowski, the New Brunswick Planning Board passed the proposal unanimously. With the remaining time of the meeting, members of the board reviewed an amendment detailing a commercial zoning ordinance about New Brunswick’s infrastructural development. The amendment, which focused on commercial development in the downtown region of the city, proposed a change from
current zoning laws to a system called “graduated density,” In this system, the zoning density of a lot grows exponentially with the size of the lot, said Glenn Patterson, director at the Department of Economic Development for New Brunswick. In essence, instead of allowing a landowner with little land to build tall skyscrapers — as is the case under the current law — landowners would only be able to construct buildings up to a certain height, in order to conser ve land resources and preser ve pedestrian space, Patterson said. The board concluded its meeting with a vote in favor of the zoning ordinance laws, after which all members agreed that they hope these changes will bring about a greener and more populated New Brunswick for years to come.
AUTHORITIES BUST RESIDENTS FOR POSSESSION OF DRUGS, TOXIC CHEMICALS Middlesex County police officers conducted a drug raid over the last month to find individuals in possession of synthetic marijuana, chemical powders and other illegal paraphernalia. Since the star t of the raid, authorities have arrested six people and confiscated $163,000 in illegal substances. Officers searched numerous stores they suspected might be hiding illegal drugs and substances, including the smoke shops in New Brunswick along Easton Avenue, according to an nj.com article. Police authorities worked closely with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Gangs, Guns and Drugs Task Force to discover $25,145 of cash issued by illegal drug transactions.
“It’s important for people to know that the sale and possession of these products is illegal and the use of these products is dangerous,” said Bruce Kaplan, Middlesex County prosecutor in a statement in the article. Following an elaborate investigation this summer, police officials arrested Jarnail Sandhu, 25, of Sayreville, along with his mother, Charanjit Sandhu, 56, of Nanuet, N.Y., last month for possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Police raided three New Brunswick shops on Sept. 8 and arrested Amsterdam Smoke Shop owner, Ayman Al-Nsairat, 40, of East Brunswick, as well as Maria Almanzar, 20, of Union City and Lukas Poplawski, 21, of Staten Island, N.Y.
The three individuals were taken into custody on suspicion of carrying toxic chemicals, and two were suspected of distributing these chemicals to the public, according to the article. In response to the increasing number of drug activities in New Jersey, Thomas Calcagni, director of Consumer Affairs for the state of New Jersey, urged residents to think twice before engaging in suspicious activity in the article. “As we know from reports throughout the state and the nation, use of these drugs is associated with gruesome outbursts of violence, self-mutilation and suicide,” he said in the article. “Retailers are now on notice that the sale of these toxic chemicals will not be tolerated in New Jersey.” — Ankita Panda
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Fort Monmouth closes due to cuts THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Gov. Chris Christie withdrew from a pact with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative before giving a keynote speech at an oil company’s retreat.
Christie pulls state out of gas initiative THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERGENFIELD, N.J. — The topic of a 10-state initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions never came up during a private lunch meeting between N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and billionaire oil tycoon David Koch this winter — five months before Christie decided to pull the state out of the pact, the governor said Wednesday. Koch and his brother, Charles, head a $100 billion-peryear company with holdings in power plants, oil, gas, cattle, chemicals and synthetics. They also bankroll Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy group that has been lobbying around the country for the repeal of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, and other energy regulations. The Northeastern pact, called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, sets limits on carbon dioxide emissions by fossil fuel-burning power plants and requires them to buy permits to release such gases. The permits can be bought and sold among plants, giving them a financial incentive to operate more cleanly. Christie and Koch met this past winter. Christie announced in May that he was withdrawing from RGGI by year’s end because the program was ineffective at stemming carbon dioxide pollution. Christie flew to Vail, Colo., in June to deliver the keynote speech at the Koch brothers’ semiannual retreat. The event was full of wealthy conservative donors but closed to the public and news media. Christie said that David Koch invited him to speak in Colorado during their earlier meeting, in which they discussed Christie’s take on national issues and state issues — but not one of the most important issues to the energy executive: RGGI. “He never brought it up and he never asked me about it,” Christie said Wednesday. “I can’t tell you why he didn’t bring it up. You have to ask him ... I certainly thought he was going to, but he didn’t.
“He asked for the meeting. I didn’t ask for the meeting,” Christie added. Christie never publicly disclosed that he was going to attend the retreat in Colorado in June. Word of the meeting leaked out when Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., listed the gathering on his schedule, and an audio recording of Christie’s remarks and Koch’s introduction were obtained and published in an article by the liberal-leaning Mother Jones magazine. According to the audio obtained by Mother Jones, Koch said the meeting lasted two hours and that they spoke about Christie’s “objectives and successes in correcting many of the most serious problems of the New Jersey state government.” A spokesman for Koch, Philip Ellender, said David Koch did not discuss RGGI with Christie. “However, we believe the governor’s decision to abandon RGGI was the right one,” Ellender said. “By lifting harmful regulations on businesses, New Jersey is preventing further job losses and acting in the best interest of its citizens.” Environmentalists point to the private meeting in New York as evidence that Christie was influenced by big oil in making his decision to pull out of RGGI. David Pringle with the New Jersey Environmental Federation, which endorsed Christie for governor, said he was less concerned with what was said as with the fact a meeting took place at all, calling the Koch brothers “the leading antienvironmentalists in the country.” Christie’s appearance at the retreat went unreported for months. He flew to Vail directly after an appearance on “Meet the Press” and was home that night. The political speech was not listed on the governor’s public schedule. On Wednesday, he defended keeping the meeting and travel to Colorado private. “If it’s a private meeting, I’m not disclosing it,” the governor said Wednesday. “I’m allowed to get advice and counsel from people that I want to ... you’re not entitled to know everything I do.”
EATONTOWN, N.J. — Anyone who has ever listened to FM radio, gotten a speeding ticket or wondered whether there is life on other planets has been affected by New Jersey’s Fort Monmouth. The work done at the sprawling base near the Jersey shore led to communications advances including the development of FM radio, radar and the ability to bounce signals off the moon to prove the feasibility of extraterrestrial radio communication. It launched the first radio-equipped weather balloon, and hosted hundreds of message-bearing courier pigeons that served in the two world wars. By the time of the Afghanistan war, Fort Monmouth developed the “phraselator,” a system that translated the English voice into Dari, Pashto, Arabic and other languages. But the fort’s time is up. On Thursday, after 94 years of helping warriors communicate with each other while keeping tabs on the enemy, Fort Monmouth is closing, the victim of congressional budget cutting. Most of its thousands of jobs have been transferred to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. “It’s sad. It’s depressing,” said Tom Hipper of Little Silver, a division chief who rode his motorcycle out the fort’s main gate Wednesday for the next-to-last time. “I just think it was all politics. “This was a great place to work,” said Hipper, whose duties
included morale boosting and recreation for the troops, civilian workers and their families. “We all felt like we were doing something positive for our country, like we were an integral part of supporting the warriors.” The base’s fate was sealed in 2005 when the Base Realignment and Closure Commission included Fort Monmouth in a list of military facilities it would close to save money. The commission estimated it would cost $782 million to move the fort’s mission to Maryland, but the cost rose to nearly $2 billion by 2008, leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of many locals who depend on the base for jobs. “It’s a huge waste of money — politicians were involved, so what do you expect?” asked Joe Jenkins of Eatontown, whose mother, father and brother all worked at Fort Monmouth. “They’re spending all this money moving it to Maryland instead of keeping it here where people need it. It’s going to hit a lot of people and businesses hard.” Indeed, that’s already happening. Gerald Tarantolo is mayor of Eatontown, one of three communities upon which the base sits. He said his borough is already seeing more vacancies in commercial properties, which hurts the tax base. “We’re seeing an impact already, and it’s going to get worse,” he said. “This is a very somber time. The reality is sinking in.” The personnel remaining at the for t are experiencing
mixed emotions, said spokesman Henr y Kearney. “There is some sadness but also a tremendous amount of pride at the work we were able to do over the years,” he said. Of the 5,570 civilian and military jobs at the fort, 5,400 were to be transferred to Mar yland. There were 3,144 civilian employees who took the Army up on its offer to move, Kearney said. In 1917, the first 32 soldiers arrived at what was then called Camp Little Silver, after the nearby town. Once a potato farm, the location was considered ideal because it was close to river and rail transportation. It was named Fort Monmouth in 1925 and soon became a breeding ground for many technological innovations. Over the years, the for t’s research teams devised radar that could locate enemy artillery and mortars. The fort created a field television camera with a backpack transmitter, and a pocket-sized radiation detector. It also developed or improved systems for surveillance and air traffic control as well as nightvision devices. On Tuesday, the fort’s garrison flag was lowered, rolled up and covered for the final time. This week, the property will be turned over to a 14-member force that will maintain and secure it while yet another government commission seeks developers for its 1,100-plus acres. “There’s a lot of tears and hugs,” said Hipper. “It’s just really sad.”
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raduates of two law schools, Thomas M. Cooley Law School and New York Law School (NYLS), are suing their respective alma maters. Graduates of Cooley are looking for $250 million and graduates of NYLS are pushing for a slightly smaller $200 million, but it is not so much the money that matters to these students. What they really want is for the schools to rework the ways in which they present statistics regarding employment rates for their graduates. In both cases, the plaintiffs argue that these schools unfairly include every type of job their graduates obtain in the numbers they present to students. The schools do not differentiate between, say, a graduate who gets snapped up by a prestigious law firm and a graduate who ends up serving coffee at the local Starbucks. In doing so, the schools present higher employment percentages than they would if they only included students who went into law-related careers. This practice is certainly misleading, and it needs to be addressed. However, resorting to a lawsuit seems like an ill-advised move. Students at any school — whether it’s Cooley, NYLS or even the University — deserve to have all the information. Schools should not present employment rates in lump sums, because such a presentation can establish a false hope in students. Schools should break these statistics down. Rather than offering lump sums, they could offer numbers according to what job sectors graduates enter, or what companies they are employed by. This would prevent students from getting the wrong idea about their job prospects, and it would give them the truth they deserve to have. However, it is unfair for these graduates to mount a lawsuit against their schools. Of course, they have the right to be upset, and it is good to see them agitating for more truthfulness. The fact remains that even though the statistics were a little misleading, it is not as if these statistics themselves were responsible for the graduates’ difficulties in the job market. The schools did not prevent them from finding stable, wellpaying jobs by offering misleading numbers. As such, there’s no reason for these students to receive damages.
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f you take the time to read about Montclair State University’s new residence hall, the Heights, you will probably find yourself green with envy. Montclair students housed in the Heights, compared to students who live in more stereotypical residence halls, live in the lap of luxury: private bathrooms, a brand new dining hall, new furniture and spacious rooms. But what really makes the Heights interesting is the fact that it was financed, developed and is minted entirely by private companies. We are usually hesitant to accept privatization on the campuses of public schools, but in the case of the Heights, things actually worked out really well. Even though the Heights is technically a private building, run by private companies — Montclair won’t received the title to the complex until the tax-exempt bonds that financed it are fully paid, or 40 years elapses, whichever comes first — it serves the exact same function as any other average residence hall room. There are resident assistants living in the building. Students still have to access the rooms through a campus lottery system. Taking up residence in the Heights costs the same as living in any other residence hall. In short, there is virtually no difference between the Heights and your average school-built and maintained residence hall. The case of the Heights furnishes a great example of how the private and public sectors can work together for the common good. Montclair did not have to pay to have a brand new residence hall erected for its students. Not only does this help the school in these difficult times, but it ultimately serves the students, who should always be a school’s priority. Likewise, the private companies involved in erecting and maintaining the building are making profits without interfering in any way with the lives of these students. As long as the Heights continues operating like the average residence hall, it does not seem that anything will go wrong. We here at the University can look at the Heights as proof that public institutions and private companies do not have to always stand at odds. While there are certainly a large number of areas of education that private companies should not have a hand in, that does not mean that partnerships between the private and the public always end badly. As long as the students are the ones winning, then everything is OK.
Know your own ignorance
hen I selected the fact that it put us a bit my fall classes behind on the syllabus last semester, I since our instructor could was convinced this year not address all the points he would be different. As a senwanted to address. While I ior, I get the privilege of litcould write pages conjecturtering my schedule with ing what motivated this girl 300- and 400-level classes. and the many others like KRISTINE ROSETTE ENERIO And while that may mean a her to do the things they more intense workload for do, my main guess is that me, I also happily anticipated they would be fairly they attend class with the intention of teaching small classes filled with upperclassmen that have instead of being taught. Why else would they bothgone through enough education to be at least er to beat a dead horse? Let me just say this, if slightly informed. I looked forward to rich discusyou’re going to be a student, be a student. Leave it sion and exchanging ideas with my peers. But my up to the professor to teach everyone a lesson, and assumption was wrong, and as sure as day, the one do your job, which is to learn. Sometimes that student that would spoil my expectations sat in the includes silence, but in all cases it requires listenfront row of one of my political science courses. ing. And if the class still leaves you with unanThe topic of the day was “The Communist swered questions, then that is what office hours Manifesto,” its ideologies and how it applied to our were created for. Do not waste the time of your class. Although this student admitpeers, who are paying for the class ted she was not too familiar with the session and who are here to take “If I were saying subject, she proceeded to argue away something they never knew passionately against its principles or considered before. It is not your something silly ... for an extensive amount of time, role to give them that. I’d want someone using irrelevant facts and personal And to the professors who enterbeliefs to support herself. Let me be tain this kind of behavior in their to tell me.” clear, this column is not about class, I hope you realize you’re not whether Communism is right or helping. I understand that it’s good wrong. Nor is it about annoyingly over-zealous parfor a student to be critical of the things you are ticipation in class. It is about ignorance. teaching them and that you want to encourage deepI am more than willing to bet that anyone reader thought. However, it is senseless to feed these ing this piece has encountered an individual like kinds of student responses like “You’re right in that this before — highly outspoken, opinionated and aspect but …” or “I see you point but …” No, if they brash. But what makes them so nauseating is the are wrong, tell them they are wrong. If they are fact they are un- or misinformed. It’s always missing the point, they need to know. If they’re not painful to have to sit and bite your lip while somelearning what they need to learn, then you’re not one makes empty arguments with such a sure fulfilling your role as an educator. I know that if I attitude. You cannot decide whether to pity or were saying something silly, ignorant or completely resent this person and you eventually end up incorrect, I’d want someone to tell me. doing both. Although I have to say, watching my I want to make it clear that this person was by no instructor’s expression as he tried to develop the means uneducated. But it was evident she knew litbest way to respond was highly entertaining. tle about Communism past what she’s heard from For tunately, my classmates were gracious the media or her high school social studies classes. enough to tr y and inform her that she was missShe even admitted how much she didn’t know. But ing the point rather than scorning her openly. considering this fact, she should know better than Still, she persisted and the class turned into a go off on such pointless tangents. I applaud her for back-and-forth between her and us. being able to form an opinion and vehemently supThe reason why I’m writing this column is port it. That’s not an easy feat. But please, and I say because I feel I’ve been robbed. The class time it this to everyone, if you aren’t familiar with a certain took for this girl to express her position and for the topic spare us the dialogue and open your ears. teacher to reply could have been filled with someKristine Rosette Enerio is a School of Arts and thing much more productive. My classmates and I Sciences senior double majoring in journalism and had other questions, but because of her insistence, media studies and political science. She is the news we left class knowing less than what we should editor of The Daily Targum. have. And what really put the cherry on top was
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University must take U.S. News rankings seriously Letter RICHARD KENT
am a Rutgers College graduate and have been an alumni leader since 1975. I have spent years in the trenches at college fairs in Connecticut as the founder of the Rutgers Club of Connecticut and have watched as parents and guidance counselors from public and private schools parade through the room with the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of colleges. Guidance counselors have told me that they help
students distinguish between their various college choices. I have also been told that the University’s ranking, at least since 1990, has discouraged students from applying. I am appalled to see the University slip to number 68, a full 10 points behind the University of Connecticut and light years behind the University of Miami. When the report first came out, the University was in the high 30s and probably has slipped more than any major university in the country. Something needs to change immediately with, at a minimum,
the public-relations department (if one actually exists) and the way U.S. News is treated internally by the University leadership. I don’t believe that they treat the survey in any meaning-
“The University ... is losing quality applicants.” ful way and have yet to convene an initiative that deals head-on with the criteria employed by U.S. News.
Daily review: laurels and darts
o one is immune from money troubles in this economy, least of all the University. Thankfully, however, there are people in the world who are willing to help our school out in its time of need. Take, for a very good example, the anonymous donor who gave the University the largest donation it has ever received: A staggering $27 million to help create 18 endowed chairs. This same anonymous individual is also responsible for giving the University its second largest donation as well, which was $13 million in 2008. This donor receives a laurel for their incredible selflessness, which is even more notable because of the decision to remain nameless. This person clearly is not giving the University money because they enjoy the glory. Rather, this person is someone with an abnormally kind disposition. We’d live in a better world if more people were as caring as this anonymous donor. *
For a generally progressive state, New Jersey is adhering to some old-school notions of morality, decency and gender conventions. A state appeals panel ruled yesterday that Phoenix Feeley, a New York City woman, must keep her shirt on at the beach. Feeley was arrested in 2008 for refusing to don a top while sunbathing. She appealed the ruling on the grounds of gender equality — men don’t have to wear shirts, so why should women have to? — but judges asserted that women have to stay covered up in order to protect “the public’s moral sensibilities.” We don’t think that the female body is such a threat to morality, but we are apparently wrong in this case. The appeals panel receives a dart for its decision. New Jersey should take a cue from New York City, where women are allowed to go topless in public. Instead, we’re perpetuating gender inequality and turning the female body into something dangerous.
I have no interest in blowing my own horn but will say that as many as 10 years ago, I sounded alarm bells with the admissions office with respect to the U.S. News conundrum. I never received a response of substance. I also contacted University leadership but received no response at all. From my perspective, the only individual in the University community who has helped public relations for the University in a meaningful way is Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, an individual with a strong media background and sense of people. It is
no coincidence that U. Conn. has improved appreciably in tandem with their success on the athletic fields and the way in which such success has been conveyed to the public at large. Whatever needs to be done to rectify the situation needs to happen immediately as the University, despite its proliferation of applicants, is losing quality applicants both in state and out of state to the U.S. News rankings. Richard Kent is a Class of 1972 alumnus and a former writer at The Daily Targum.
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Today's Birthday (09/15/11). Spend less than you earn this year to keep a steady forward progress. Financial growth looks likely, and it may take discipline. Look before you leap, and research major decisions. Change brings excitement. New love enters the stage. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Venus enters Today is an 8 — You may want Libra for the next 225 days. In to win every argument today, but general, love, beauty and art will choose your battles well and save flower. Simple appreciation of energy for those worth fighting. quality satisfies. It's a balancing act, especially Taurus (April 20-May 20) — where love is concerned. Today is an 8 — The finer things Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — in life call to you, but you Today is an 8 — You can't be in should resist spending impultwo places at the same time, no sively. Create a plan to attain matter how hard you try. The your desire permanently. You've closest approximation is to teach got the power. someone the job you love less, Gemini (May 21-June 21) — and hand it over to them. Today is a 7 — You may want to Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — talk about beauty and romance, Today is a 7 — You're very attracbut consider your words carefultive now (in spite of yourself). ly. Be respectful as you stand up Focus on a passion. You apprecifor a passionate cause. Make a ate loveliness. Write some poetry, strategic plan. especially if you don't know how. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Words of justice Today is a 9 — Use creative enerstir you to action. Some chaos at gy to make your home work for work and on the roads makes you. Small changes in decoration staying close to home a good go a long way for your self-esteem. idea. Share a meal with someone A new low-energy light bulb saves interesting. money, which adds up quickly. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — is a 7 — There's a test or a chalToday is an 8 — Focus on finelenge ahead. Try doing sometuning your place for the next thing you've never done before, couple of days. Make sure your if the answer's not obvious. nest is in order and that you're Don't try to pay everyone's way. comfortable with where everyThey want to contribute. thing is. This provides peace. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — is a 7 — Find a way to make your Today is an 8 — Get in communipersonal anxieties productive. cation with the people that need Use nervous energy to get the to hear from you (you know who dishes washed. There's always they are). They'll be glad, and something to learn. Express youryou benefit from the conversaself through art or science. tion. It lightens your spirit. © 2010, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.
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Sophomore Sheridan Taylor, left, earned her first all-tournament team recognition last weekend in the Rutgers Invitational, in which the Scarlet Knights went 1-2. Senior libero Kallie Pence leads the Rutgers defense against a Penn State attack this weekend that sports a .263 hitting percentage.
Group of sophomores earn stripes for RU continued from back Sophomore Sheridan Taylor transitioned nicely to middle blocker to accompany senior captain Hannah Curtis. Taylor earned her first all-tournament team recognition at the Rutgers Invitational, and tries to bounce back after Tuesday night’s twokill performance. Sophomores Brittany Bozzini and Tiffany Regmund also bolstered the Knights’ attack by
applying consistent pressure to opposing defenses. Bozzini recorded a .308 hitting percentage over the past five games, including a seasonhigh 15 kills against Princeton. Regmund was equally impressive, averaging 8.8 kills per game since returning from injur y. Taking on a perennial powerhouse in Penn State, the Knights plan to rally behind senior captains Cur tis and Kallie Pence. Pence, the libero, will handle the defensive burden provided by a Penn State
of fense that carries a .263 hitting percentage.
CJ WERNEKE But Werneke and his squad will not worr y about Penn State until after the Florida Gulf Coast (3-6) match.
“Our focus is on Florida Gulf Coast,” Werneke said. “We’re focused on them. Obviously we understand the tradition that Penn State has and we respect that, but we won’t turn our sights on them until after Florida Gulf Coast.” Florida Gulf Coast, an NCAA Tournament-qualifying team, is a test for the Knights, as Werneke’s squad must relay its Tuesday night performance to Friday’s match. “We need to continue to run a fast offense, serve aggressively and better the ball. Tuesday was a good indicator of some of the
things we’ve been working on, and as a result our hitting percentage went up and errors went down,” Werneke said. “We have to continue that formula.” Taking one match at a time and calculating the formula, Werneke and the Knights compete this weekend in their last non-conference tournament of the season. Heading into the Big East season with a winning record would be a change for the Knights, as the 2004 season was the last time the program entered conference play with more wins than losses.
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Freshman running back Savon Huggins is next in line to assume junior De’Antwan Williams’ carries. With Williams gone, Huggins is the Knights’ probable starter against Ohio.
PROGRAM: Huggins likely to inherit starter’s role continued from back quarterback Chas Dodd. “It may change. I wish he would’ve stayed, but if that’s what he feels he needs to do then I respect his decision.” Now, Huggins is likely the guy. It is the role Rutgers envisioned when it recruited the AllAmerican tailback from St. Peter’s Prep. Williams’ decision just speeds up the arrival. Redshirt freshman Jawan Jamison is the biggest beneficiary of Williams’ departure, as Schiano wanted to find a two-back tandem during the bye week. Sophomore Jeremy Deering will get touches as a versatile option who can also line up wide, but Jamison will likely take the leftover carries from Huggins. “[Huggins] has to work on protection and catching the ball
out of the backfield — different things that we can do at the running back position,” Dodd said. “There are things he needs to work on, but he’s done a good job of that. As long as he keeps improving, like all of our backs,
DE’ANTWAN WILLIAMS there’s competition that will make all of them better.” That competition proved too much for Williams. The 5-foot-8, 193-pounder ranked sixth all-time in Virginia high school football histor y with 6,909 r ushing yards when he committed to Rutgers.
He debuted in the second game of his collegiate career against Howard and carried the ball 14 times for 89 yards. But he never fit into former offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca’s system, and never put in the necessar y work to make an impact. That changed with the arrival of Frank Cignetti’s pro-style system this offseason, when Williams earned the Most Improved Offensive Player award for his spring. The success translated to training camp but not the season, culminating with Schiano’s assumed decision to make Huggins the feature back. Schiano said Williams is welcome back to the program, but his role will not change. “The door is open,” Schiano said. “As of now, he’s not with the program, but as I said, the door is open if he wants to come back. He’s going to come back the way it is. I think he’s going to want to go try somewhere else, so we’ll see.”
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Redshirt freshman running back Jawan Jamison likely benefits from junior De’Antwan Williams’ departure, as head coach Greg Schiano said he wanted to narrow carries to only two backs.
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The Rutgers football team’s young defensive line likely did not feel too great after a long, hot practice yesterday, head coach Greg Schiano said, but it got better. But if anyone enjoyed the practice, it was true freshman defensive tackle Kenneth Kirksey, who arrived at Rutgers in the spring after a semester at prep school. “I think Kenneth has a really bright future,” Schiano said. “He still has some technical things he has to get better, other wise he’s a liability. When he does it right, he’s really explosive. What we need to do is get him more consistent at doing it right. He works his tail off to do it. He’s a great attitude kid. When he gets it right, he’s going to be a force.” Kirksey continues to get opportunities two games into his collegiate career. The Daytona Beach, Fla., native made four tackles, including one for a loss, operating as the second-team three-technique defensive tackle behind senior Justin Francis. The biggest adjustment on the field comes in using his hands. “It was mostly they just let me loose and I would do what I do,” Kirksey said of his time at Mainland High School.
DEVELOPS IN D-LINE ROTATION But most of Kirksey’s work is mental. “I’m a slow learner, so it takes time for me,” Kirksey said. “I can’t just sit in the meeting room and learn it, I have to physically do it on the field. It was hard at first, but during the summer I started catching up on it.” He spent the spring imitating junior Scott Vallone’s moves at nose tackle, then made the switch to the threetechnique tackle and is part of a defensive line rotation that features two other Floridians, including Francis. “Me and Francis are tightknit,” Kirksey said. “We’re both from Florida, so it’s his obligation to help me. Francis is a good role model to follow, because he does the right thing. I just follow him.” Vallone notices Kirksey’s desire to learn, but he also notices Kirksey’s mean streak, then laughs and calls it “passion for the game.” “The attitude does [come naturally],” Kirksey said. “Running, that’s my weakness. But I worked on that, too.”
Ka’Lial Glaud sat out part of practice after suffering a head injur y — a trend early this season for the Scarlet Knights. Senior end Manny Abreu and sophomore running back Jeremy Deering missed time
with concussions during camp. Schiano looked into possible reasons, but could not find a common thread. “We’re young so we’re doing a lot more hitting to get accustomed to playing the game,” Schiano said. “Those young guys need to take those hits. He’s not a young guy, but Ka’Lial needs to be in there. We have to get live shots so we can learn how to play blocks.”
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his special teams units during the bye week in an effort to improve kickof f return and coverage. The Knights allowed a 59yard return against Nor th Carolina that set up a last-second field goal to end the first half. “It was just a mess,” Schiano said. “Other wise, I think we’ve been OK — not great, but average. We need to step up ever ything in our special teams. We have talented guys playing special teams that I think can make plays, we just have to give them a chance.” With a bye week and two games under Deering’s belt since returning from a concussion, Schiano said he could return kicks alongside sophomore Jordan Thomas. “Those are two dangerous returners,” he said.
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Defensive ends Manny Abreu (51), above, and Ka’Lial Glaud each suffered head injuries early in their careers on the d-line.
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Knights prepare for first tourney of campaign BY JOEY GREGORY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
With its first tournament of the year inching closer, the Rutgers MEN’S GOLF men’s g o l f RUTGERS AT team is RUTGERS INVITE hard at FRIDAY, 8 P.M. w o r k trying to improve on last year’s results. Armed with two new freshmen and much more experience, the Scarlet Knights are confident they will see significantly better finishes. “We’ve improved on a number of fronts,” said head coach Chris Mazzuchetti. “With the guys with their experience level, with just putting in the
time over the summer, and the addition of the two freshmen, I think we definitely made a push in the right direction.” Mazzuchetti knows having the opening tournament at home is a great way to start their climb toward the top. “I look for great things at the home invitational,” he said. “They’ve been preparing themselves, and they’ve been very diligent in how they’ve been doing it over the past few weeks.” Fifteen teams arrive on the Banks to join Rutgers this weekend for the two-day Rutgers Invitational. Playing at the Rutgers University Golf Course not only gives the Knights a chance to play in a familiar setting, but also at a course where the play-
ers knows how to play and where to put the ball. “This is a golf course that we generally play well, and we know the course well,” Mazzuchetti said. The second-year head coach believes the key to the Knights’ success is consistency. “We need to make sure we have four consistent scores that count and make sure we have four good ones on the board rather than have someone blow up and take away from the low scores that we get,” Mazzuchetti said. He wants his team to look back at a solid team score rather than seeing what could have been with one or two more low rounds. “We just have to know it’s a three-round event, and that bad
shots and bad holes are going to happen, and you just have to move past it and not let that one thing bring you down,” Mazzuchetti said. Another key to the Knights having a good showing at their home tournament is the production of freshman Jacob Stockl. On the cusp of entering his first collegiate tournament, the Clark, N.J. native is cool and levelheaded, preparing to approach the tournament in the same way he has any other outing. “I just want to play to the best of my ability and focus on ever y shot,” Stockl said. “If I do that, good things will happen and I’ll be in position to get a ‘W’ out of it. That’s all I have to think about.”
It also helps Stockl to be on a team he thinks so highly of. “They are a bunch of nice guys, great players and a great coach,” he said. “We’re looking for ward to all of the events because we’re going to have a great season.” The team starts the season on a course that, thanks to significant rainfall, is not in ideal shape. Heavy rainfall softened the course and ruined the grass in some spots, Mazzuchetti said. But grass or no grass, the Knights look to take advantage of their knowledge of the course, tournament experience and strong leadership. “The program is coming together and it’s definitely on an upward path,” Mazzuchetti said. “We’re ready.”
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booster is stepping up and taking the blame for the two-game suspensions of three Ohio State football players. Robert “Bobby” DiGeronimo reported that he handed former OSU quarterback Terrell Pryor envelopes containing $200 in cash to give to tailback Jordan Hall, cornerback Travis Howard and safety Corey Brown. The three players were reinstated on Tuesday and are available for the Buckeyes’ upcoming game against Miami. Pr yor, the subject of an ongoing NCAA investigation, is currently playing for the Oakland Raiders.
N EW Y ORK YANKEES closer Mariano Rivera became just the second pitcher in MLB history to reach the 600 save mark. In a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, catcher Russell Martin threw out Mariners’ outfielder Ichiro Suzuki trying to steal second base, securing Rivera’s milestone save. The right-hander is now only two saves behind former closer Trevor Hof fman for the all-time record for most career saves.
Phillies became the first team to clinch a playoff spot yesterday after a 1-0 victory of the Houston Astros. Behind Roy Halladay’s first shutout of the season, the Phillies secured at least a Wild Card spot, with the magic number to earn their fifthstraight NL East title being 4. The Phillies became the first Philadelphia baseball team to reach the playoffs for five-straight years. They were also the first team in franchise history to clinch the playoffs by the 146th game in the season.
continue to see relatively little progress. Both sides remain far apart on issue such as salary cap, while the tone of the negotiations improved in recent meetings. If the next proposal from the owners to the NBA Player’s Association does not show signs of advancement, the season will remain in serious jeopardy.
THE DALLAS COWBOYS players that received injuries in Week 1 against the Jets have yet to return to practice. Wide receiver Dez Bryant and cornerback Terence Newman did not participate in the team’s first practice since losing the season opener. Bryant hurt his thigh in Sunday night’s game and Newman is still dealing with a groin injury suffered in training camp.
When Wayne Warren finally intercepted his first career pass against Nor th Carolina, the Rutgers FOOTBALL football team’s junior safety said it felt routine. The Scarlet Knights defensive line flushed UNC quarterback Bryn Renner from the pocket and Warren casually snagged the ball after junior defensive tackle Scott Vallone tipped it. But after more than three years of waiting, Warren still could not claim his first interception. “[Vallone] says it’s half a pick. He got the tip,” Warren said. “[Junior linebacker Khaseem Greene] said if he’d have seen it, he would have picked it. I was fortunate to be in the right spot at the right time.” The powers that be did not bless Warren with the same fortune as a freshman, when the Salisbury, Md., native still dealt with the lingering effects of an ACL tear he suffered as a high school senior. The injur y slowed Warren down, he said, and the 6-foot-1 safety watched from afar during his redshirt season. By all accounts, he had quite the seat. Former Knight Joe Lefeged, now with the Indianapolis Colts, roamed the secondary for the better part of four seasons in Piscataway, and Greene spent last season there, as well, picking off three passes. “Wayne is a very athletic, intelligent player,” said junior safety Duron Harmon. “I know if I have any questions, I could look over to Wayne and ask him because he’s been here a year longer than me. He knows the defense inside out. It makes me very comfortable to know that he’s the person coming in.” Harmon knows Warren’s role in the defense quite well, partly because he earned the same title last season as the first safety off the bench on passing downs. Although Harmon operated in a prototypical safety look and Warren lines up in the Knights’ dime package on third downs, the similarity is still there, Warren said.
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Junior safety Wayne Warren intercepted his first career pass Saturday against North Carolina. The Salisbury, Md., native lines up as a cover safety in the Scarlet Knights’ dime defense. “Year in and year out, I’m working, trying to get better and better,” he said. “Sitting behind people and not moping, not saying, ‘Man, I should be playing.’ I take it as a privilege and an honor learning from every guy I’ve been behind, trying to do what they’ve done, but … bring my own style.” Warren continues to find new wrinkles in the defense and is still learning, he said. He earned playing time in seven games in 2009 before seeing the field during all 12 last year, but now has a tangible role in head coach Greg Schiano’s defense. Part of the adjustment from owning the special teamer tag to a safety seeing legitimate action involves moxie, Schiano said. “He’s a talented guy. He just hadn’t had that opportunity to
succeed on the field,” Schiano said. “I think ever y time he goes out there and makes some more plays, he feels like, ‘Hey, I belong here.’ And he does belong.” Part of Warren’s subtle transition dealt with the ability to hone in on the pass, usually as one piece of a six-member secondary in the dime look. Reacting to the pass on third down against UNC allowed Warren to be more instinctive, leading to his first interception in a Rutgers uniform. But the threat of the run always looms, Warren said. “It gets tricky when you get in that third-and-two, third-andthree area because they can throw the ball or they can run the ball,” Warren said. “Whenever I get on the field, I’m like, ‘Man, I’m in on third
down. I don’t want to be the guy on the field when they get the first down.’” Through two games, the Knights defense allowed its opponents to move the chains on third down just 33 percent of the time, and its revamped dime package is a major catalyst. For Warren, who bided his time behind three safeties before this season, the onus is being on the field long enough to ensure the defense gets off it. “We’re learning ever ything. Ever y game it gets better,” he said. “We’re just up for the challenge, and we’re excited for these big challenges. I don’t think we’ve really been challenged to the point to be able to show people what we really can do back there.”
RU tunes up for season against visiting NJIT BY T.J. NAGY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The Rutgers tennis team was in for a surprise yesterday, when its scrimmage against NJIT was moved up TENNIS due to a scheduling mix up. Even though the Scarlet Knights were a little unprepared, their match against their in-state rival provided them with some much-needed experience before the official start of the season. After two and a half hours of friendly competition, head coach Ben Bucca was satisfied with what he saw from his players. “I’m sure I speak for all the girls when I say that this match is showing what we are doing really well,” Bucca said. “NJIT is a strong team, so they’re also exposing what we don’t do so well.” There’s still some time before the Knights first challenge, which comes on Sep. 23 at the Brown Invitational. Over the next week,
Bucca and his team will assess what to play. That positive energy is still needs to be done in order to very important.” turn the Knights into a recognizable There are still a few areas the force in the Big East and beyond. team needs to address before the “We have a histor y of a season officially kicks off, Bucca strong competitive said. For one thing, spirit.” Bucca said. Bucca was not at all “I’m rather confi- “I’m sure I speak for satisfied with the dent that this Knight’s performall the girls when team, with the senance in doubles ior leadership we competition. I say that this have, will be able First-game jitmatch is showing ters and frustrato make the big shots when we were also what we are doing tion need to.” problems for the Leadership will Knights yesterreally well.” be one of the day, but that’s BEN BUCCA biggest keys for what Bucca Head Coach success this seaexpected during son for the the team’s first Knights, and it competition of looks like the seniors are up for the season. the challenge in their final year “I think it comes from two at Rutgers. things,” Bucca said of the nerves. “I think our leadership is real- “One, we have three freshmen who ly important, especially since we are nervous because they’re playhave three freshmen,” said senior ing in their first match. Then there’s Jennifer Holzberg. “We want to the seniors also who are coming out show them how we’re supposed for the first time in their final year.
“Their excitement in making this last year their best year has led to some nerves in the beginning, but that all will subside after a while, and that’s what going to bring the best out of our players.” Holzberg did admit that the small scheduling conflict in yesterday’s scrimmage did take the entire team by surprise and even affected their performances. “I think we could have used a longer warm up,” Holzberg said. “We weren’t exactly 100 percent, but it was still good. We found out what everyone needs to work on in their matches.” Even with the confusion, it still ended up being a productive day for the Knights, and an overall successful start to a much-anticipated season. “NJIT is a strong team and we’re evenly matched,” Bucca said. “This has been a perfect scrimmage. Great weather. Great competition. It’s been a meaningful day for us in preparing for Brown.”
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Junior running back De’Antwan Williams left the Rutgers football program yesterday after head coach Greg Schiano made changes to the Scarlet Knights’ depth chart. Williams earned the first legitimate playing time of his career this season.
Williams opts to leave RU program BY STEVEN MILLER SPORTS EDITOR
A day after saying the Rutgers football team needed to narrow its running back options from three to FOOTBALL two, head coach Greg Schiano’s decision became easier. Junior tailback De’Antwan Williams, who started the first two games and led the Scarlet Knights with 20 carries, left the program. “We made some depth chart changes … and one of them was at the running back position,” Schiano said. “De’Antwan decided he’s not agreeing with it, and right now he’s
decided to leave the team. I wish that he would compete and stay at it, but he feels it’s not right. Everybody has an opinion on how things should be done.” That depth chart change was presumably naming true freshman Savon Huggins the starter for next week’s game against Ohio, rather than a co-starter with Williams, as Huggins was the first two weeks. The running game was unproductive through the first two games, and Williams was part of it. He averaged 3.0 yards per carr y in his first season earning regular carries after two years of action limited to mostly lategame situations against Football
Championship Subdivision opponents. A once coveted four-star recruit, Williams averaged only 1.7 yards per carr y against Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The Woodbridge, Va., native rushed for 132 yards and scored his only career touchdown as a freshman against Texas Southern. He had two goal-line carries at North Carolina in his final game as a Scarlet Knight and failed to score twice, although replays show he may have broken the plane. “Who knows? Maybe he would have been the guy next week,” said sophomore
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The Rutgers wrestling team debuted yesterday at the No. 14 spot nationally in the WRESTLING preseason Division I College Wrestling poll with six individual grapplers ranked. “I’m a little different, I’m into the rankings,” said head coach Scott Goodale. “Coaches always say the only one that matters is at the end of the year and that’s true, but I’m into what happens at the beginning of the year. That means we’re doing something right and there’s expectations. That’s what I’m excited about.” Five dual-meet opponents are ranked, with No. 2 Oklahoma State, which Rutgers meets on Nov. 18, headlining the list and rival Lehigh slotting in at the No. 5 spot. “We’ll try to climb and have every opportunity to wrestle some teams ranked higher than us — a lot of opportunities, actually,” Goodale said. “It’s a good start.” But Goodale will not place as much emphasis on the dual-meet schedule this season after Rutgers sent eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championships and left without an All-American. Fifth-ranked 149-pounder Mario Mason and sixth-ranked 165pounder Scott Winston each finished one win away from a podium spot last year in Philadelphia. “We’re going to tr y to win, but at the same time, we’re going to be smart with our guys,” Goodale said. “You won’t see Mario Mason, if he’s banged up like he was last year, wrestling against Lehigh and American. Same with Scotty Winston, who was banged up last year. You might not see those guys in dual meets. We have to make sure these guys are at their absolute best come March.” Junior 125-pounder Joe Langel and senior 141-pounder Billy Ashnault are each ranked 14th in their respective weight classes. Junior Gregor y Zannetti is ranked No. 16 in his 174pound class and classmate Daniel Rinaldi is ranked 23rd at 184 pounds. “I’m sure some of them will have a chip on their shoulder because of their ranking and I’m sure some of them will be OK with it,” Goodale said. “I probably get more into it than they do.” — Steven Miller
No. 5 Penn State awaits Rutgers in Happy Valley BY PATRICK LANNI STAFF WRITER
The Rutgers volleyball team tries to achieve its best non-conference record since 2004 this weekend, when it travels to State College, Pa. VOLLEYBALL Sitting one game below .500 at RUTGERS AT 6-7, the Scarlet PSU TOURNAMENT, Knights open a FRIDAY, 4:30 P.M. round-robin tournament with Florida Gulf Coast on Friday before Saturday’s slate takes them up against No. 5 Penn State and Long Island. Coming off a shutout win over Lehigh, the Knights hope to transfer their well-executed offense from Tuesday’s match to their weekend competitions. A night in which the team converted one of every four attacks, Rutgers recorded a
.253 hitting percentage, .67 better than the season average. Leading the of fense, junior setter Stephanie Zielinski led freshman right-side hitter Sofi Cucuz to a breakout performance, as well as a record-setting evening for herself, as the junior jumped to fourth alltime in assists. A well-rounded offense, in which five players had more than six kills, was exciting for head coach CJ Werneke. “It’s a good sign for our team to have a balanced attack and balanced offense,” the fourth-year coach said. “We are not the type of team to rely on one or two players. We are at our best when we have two, three players in double digits.” In junior Allie Jones’ absence, Werneke exploited his underclassmen’s ability to step in, play to their ability and understand their roles.
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Freshman outside hitter Sofi Cucuz led the Knights with 14 kills in their sweep of Lehigh and tries to duplicate that effort against nationally ranked Penn State.