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The Rutgers women’s soccer team travels to the Western limits of the Big East this weekend to take on a struggling Pittsburgh and strong West Virginia team.

CNN to host town hall on bullying policy


Protesters rally against alleged police brutality





The University will host CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” Town Hall special in which host Anderson Cooper will speak with students, families and experts about bullying and its prevention nearly a year after the suicide of Tyler Clementi. In recognition of Bullying Prevention Month and in collaboration with Time Inc., Facebook and the Cartoon Network, the nationally televised event will aim to raise awareness of bullying and its implications. The show will air at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, according to a press release by Facebook and Time Warner — though the exact time and location of its filming has yet to be announced. Clementi, who at the time was a firstyear student at the University, jumped of f the George Washington Bridge a few days after his roommate, Dharun Ravi, set up a Web cam in their Davidson Hall residence on Busch campus to capture and broadcast Clementi’s sexual encounter with an older man. The special will also question whether legislation and media attention have helped prevention ef for ts on school campuses in the year following Clementi’s suicide, according to the release. “[Rutgers] strives to promote the free exchange of ideas in an atmosphere of civility, inclusion and mutual respect,” said University President Richard L. McCormick in a statement. “The University is gratified that CNN recognized this and invited us to host this impor tant event that is par t of a wide-ranging national campaign to combat bullying.” The event is par t of a newly launched initiative from Facebook and Time Warner to help stop bullying by empowering people through social media outlets, like their “Stop Bullying: Speak Up Social Pledge” app, according to the release. “The app is rooted in the fact that students, educators and parents have the power to stop bullying by speaking up when they see it occur,” said Marne Levine, vice president of Global Public Policy at Facebook in the release. “The launch of this campaign reinforces our deep commitment to the safety and security of kids ever ywhere.” During the Town Hall special, members the University community will have the chance to engage in a dialogue about issues surrounding bullying on campus, according to the University’s press release. Shana Taylor, co-president of Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), believes that the University’s characteristically diverse reputation and the events of the past year make for an ideal venue for the special. “Obviously, Rutgers boasts a really diverse atmosphere, so that fact that they chose us really puts a positive spin on things,” said Taylor, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. Jenny Kurtz, director of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, said any discussions that impact the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community — whether in private, at a campus program, or on a larger scale — are commendable.

A day after New Brunswick resident Barry Deloatch was pronounced dead after an altercation with the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD), those who knew him protested in front of City Hall on Bayard Street against instances of alleged police brutality in New Brunswick. Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said authorities are investigating the fatal shooting, in which the 47-year-old Deloatch was killed in an early morning altercation with the NBPD. Two officers from the NBPD encountered Deloatch around 12:12 a.m. yesterday near Throop Avenue in downtown New Brunswick, where a foot chase ended in an alleyway as shots were fired, Kaplan said in a statement. Deloatch was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick at 12:37 a.m., suffering from the two gunshots in his back.



Gov. Chris Christie announces a six-figure donation to a program that recruits veterans into trade industries after their service.

State gives $195K to put veterans to work BY KRISTINE ROSETTE ENERIO NEWS EDITOR

Gov. Chris Christie announced the dedication of $195,000 toward the state’s Helmets to Hardhats (NJ H2H) program yesterday on the ground floor of the unfinished Gateway Project building in downtown New Brunswick. The NJ H2H, a program run by the New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council (NJBCTC), helps military personnel, National Guardsmen and Reserve forces find careers within the building and construction industry after their time in the service.


“We all know that New Jersey’s veterans are brave people who have given a great deal to our state and to our nation, enduring some of those hostile conditions that we’ve seen and conflicts that happen all around the globe,” Christie said. The six-figure amount will go to the New Jersey Depar tment of Labor and Workforce Development, which will par tner with the NJBCTC to help their endeavors. They plan to use the money toward recruitment, and there have already been 18 jobs created for veterans from



Ralliers speak out against police brutality yesterday at City Hall on Bayard Street.

INDEX UNIVERSITY An expert gives advice on how job-seekers can brand themselves for prospective employers.



Bill O’Brien, associate director of Administration and Graduate Students, talks with the Rutgers University Student Assembly last night on the College Avenue campus about potential changes to the housing lottery process.


The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) approved funding for five student groups and tackled other issues last night in the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus. RUSA Allocations Chair Zain Ahmad said each semester the Allocations Board offers money for special event

funding and groups who would like additional funding. The groups make their case in front of the Allocations Board during the appeals meetings held alternating Thursday nights. “The Allocations Board convenes and takes a holistic approach to all funding,” said Ahmad, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. The board grants groups funding based on their mission,

purpose and previous funding, he said. The American Medical Student Association was granted $9,000 for their “Fourth Annual Pre-Health Development Conference” on Feb. 4 at Livingston Hall in the Livingston Student Center, said Emmi Morse, RUSA Allocations external secretary


A costume store had “Anna Rexia” Halloween outfits. See if we give them a laurel or a dart.

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Students hear tips on branding themselves for job market BY LISA MARIE SEGARRA CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Entrepreneur Trevor Krill spoke on the impor tance of branding oneself Wednesday afternoon at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. About 40 University students and New Brunswick residents attended the meeting to learn how to improve their chances of finding employment. Krill, founder and CEO of The Krill Group, a consulting firm that helps companies increase their branding, said people entering the workforce could create a brand for themselves to help their chances of obtaining employment. “You need to set yourself apart. Many students just go out and try to get a job. If you create a brand, if you become the brand, you are selling the brand which is you,” he said. The first step to creating one’s brand comes from image and perception, Krill said. It takes about 10 seconds to make a first impression and a career to undo that impression.

“When you’re branding yourself, you need to be very careful with that first impression. It’s a lasting impression,” he said. “[In an interview], as soon as you walk in that door, before you even sit down, the person you are trying to talk to has already made a decision whether they like you.” Students need to be conscious of the impressions they make on campus as well, Krill said. “There are people on campus that dress nicer than others. You probably have some people that go to class in their pajamas. It’s fine for the environment, but if you happen to meet [a] vice president or president in pajamas, you’ve already made your first impression,” he said. Dorothy Lam, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said she found the tips helpful for seeking employment in the current economy. “I’ve heard this personal branding stuff a lot of times and how to sell yourself, but he did a good job. I think [Krill] did a really good job of outlining the specific steps of the course of

action that you take. Now it doesn’t seem so unattainable,” she said. Krill said the four elements of personal branding that come after the first impression are passion, being different, building social proof and communication.

“You have a lot of opportunities as a student that others will never get.” TREVOR KRILL Krill Group Founder

Ways for students to start working on these elements, even while still in school, include getting involved in clubs on campus and looking to see what is enjoyable, he said. Krill also said it is possible to change passions and to realize that what a person is good at may not be that person’s passion. “You may be the greatest accountant in the world and not

like accounting. You [may] decide you want to be a public speaker, then go to Europe and discover that you love grapes, and decide you want to become a wine expert. You can have more than one passion, and your passion can change,” he said. In order to get noticed, one needs to be different and stand out, Krill said. “When you’re building your brand, be memorable,” he said. Scott Solomon, director of operations for The Krill Group, said it is important to have a personal brand and to stay committed to this personal brand. “Your brand is something that is delivered and thought out. It doesn’t happen accidentally. You need to become the brand,” he said. While working on the elements of personal branding, it is important to seek a mentor in order to excel, Solomon said. In college, a student could look to professors and clubs leaders for mentors. “Make sure your professors know you. Develop a relationship with them by the end of the semester,” he said. Krill said college is the best time to network with other

students who might help you down the road. These people could also be used as references when looking for a job. “You have a lot of opportunities as a student that others will never get. With the different associations, councils and clubs you belong to, you have access to some pretty important people. You can start to network with them and make an impression,” he said. Another important factor for students is to take advantage of social networking while also being cautious of it, he said. When seeking employment, keep all social networking profiles up-to-date and professional, as potential employers do look at these profiles. Tahina St. Luce, a University alumna, said the talk helped her find ways to differentiate herself in the job market. “I found different techniques [on] how to be different and stand out in the crowd,” she said. “I have a lot of work to do in terms of my personal branding, [but] I’ve come up with new ideas on what I can do to put myself out there.”




The Center for Race and Ethnicity will present the sixth Annual Faculty Forum on Race and Ethnicity today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 302 of the Plangere Writing Center in Murray Hall on the College Avenue campus. The one-day symposium highlights scholars from the University across all departments who are conducting research surrounding the broad issues related to race and ethnicity, according to the Center for Race and Ethnicity’s website.

Speakers include Annie-Marie Adams, a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Histor y, Scott Matter, a par t-time lecturer in the Depar tment of Anthropology and Shatema Threadcraft, a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Political Science , among others, according to the website. Panel discussions throughout the event will comprise conversations about education, forms of expression, female body politics, and

politics and policy, according to the forum’s schedule of events. The Center for Race and Ethnicity hosts lectures, film screenings and conferences during the semester, promoting wider community engagement and discussion of contemporar y culture throughout all disciplines, according to the website. — Reena Diamante



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share names of other victims continued from front Further details of the incident are still under investigation, and autopsy results from the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office are not yet available. According to the statement, NBPD adhered to the use-offorce guidelines established by the state’s Office of the Attorney General and immediately notified the prosecutor’s office following the shooting. “It was an unjustified, excess use of force — look how many people they hurt over here,” said 39year-old Sanford James, a friend of Deloatch, regarding the shooting. “We grew up together from the projects to where we are now. The way [NBPD] did it ain’t right.” The NBPD was unavailable for comment at press time. James said he never thought of Deloatch as a criminal. “I knew him very well. I saw him mind his business, working and riding his bike,” said James, a New Brunswick resident. At the protest, 26-year-old Anthony White of New Brunswick held up a sheet that read “Assassinated” followed by a list of names of victims of NBPD police shootings, including Deloatch and Carolyn “Sissy” Adams, who was shot and killed in 1996 by an NBPD officer. “This is not just for murders, it’s for victims of police brutality,” said Fahiyn Torres, 40, of New Brunswick. “An officer broke my brother’s jaw in the police station, but they’re going to hide that.” Torres said he and other friends of Deloatch have gotten used to the department’s actions and attitudes towards people in his neighborhood. “It’s just another injustice. It’s sad [we’ve become] immune to this,” he said. “They treat the people in the ghetto environment as criminals, but they have no choice other than to be there.” White said the other night his neighbors called the NBPD on him after hearing a verbal argument between White and his girlfriend escalate. “When they got there, I surrendered myself on the front porch. Immediately they were looking for blood, they slammed me on the trunk of the car,” he said. “There was no assessment of the situation.” James said he hopes justice will come from holding the protest. “We really want justice for all of those people, all of the cases that haven’t been heard,” he said. “You can run a thousand times, but there’s no need to shoot an unarmed man.” Deloatch’s brothers, Benny and Nate Deloatch, believe the brutality needs to stop. “I don’t want to see anyone else’s little brother be a victim, and they won’t be if we stop this now,” Benny Deloatch said. “My brother was at the wrong place at the wrong time.” Nate Deloatch said his brother did not deserve to be shot. “My brother was an innocent man. He didn’t deserve two slugs in his back,” he said. “They killed my little brother.” Benny Deloatch said despite the tragedy the shooting caused in his family, they must stay strong and stand up against police brutality. “We learn how to smile through something like this. This ain’t just Barry, it happens to so many in this,” he said. “I thought they killed gangsters. We’re just country folks. Who is watching over us? We pay them to kill us?”


Comedian Amy Anderson dishes out jokes while healthy snacks are served to audience members last night in Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center. The Rutgers University Programming Association hosted the event.

CNN: Many student groups’ agendas focus on anti-bullying continued from front “Many LGBTQ, or perceived to be LGBTQ youth and young adults have been the targets of homophobic, biphobic, or transphobic bullying,” Kurtz said via email. “I hope these ongoing dialogues will continue to raise awareness and impact positive

change on the individual and systemic levels.” Over the year since Clementi’s death, the University hosted a series of dialogues on behavior called “Project Civility,” initiated gender-neutral housing in select residence halls and started a special interest housing section focusing on LGBTQ issues called “Rainbow Perspectives.” Charles Mott, co-president of the QSA, said the show would address an issue that is close to

the heart of many people in the University community. “It’s so funny, I think Rutgers is so underrated when it comes to people talking about diversity,” said Mott, a Mason Gross School of the Arts senior. “But we really have so many different people and so many different opinions.” Mott said the QSA is the second-oldest student organization in the country dedicated to protecting the rights and welfare of LGBTQ students at school.


Anderson Cooper, host of “Anderson Cooper 360,” will moderate a discussion on campus about bullying and the recent policies passed to prevent it. The program will air on CNN on Oct. 9.

RUSA: Carbone, O’Brien discuss housing lottery system continued from front and a School of Arts and Sciences senior. The Association of Indians at the University was given $11,500 for its “Pehchaan, AIR Show 2011” on Nov. 13 at the State Theater, which will benefit the foundation Education in India, she said. RU Colleges Against Cancer was granted $9,500 toward hosting the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” on April 13 to 14 and would attempt to raise $90,000 for the American Cancer Society, said Tyler Seville, RUSA Allocations vice chair and a School of Arts and Sciences junior. The Rutgers University Muslim Student Association was approved $11,000 for “Islam Awareness Week” from April 9 to 13 at Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus, said James Joseph, RUSA Allocations board chair. The West Indian Student Association received $9,000 toward the “34th Annual Caribbean Day,” the largest event of its type in the tri-state area, which will take place on April 21 in

Lot 67 of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center on Busch campus, said Joseph, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “We took a holistic approach,” Ahmad said. “Some [events] have been funded for the past 10, 20, even 30 years. Most programs have been funded annually.” Joan Carbone, executive director for Residence Life, and Bill O’Brien, associate director of Administration and Graduate Students, also paid a visit to the assembly to discuss the new housing on Livingston campus and plans to reform the lottery system. “[The new Livingston campus living corridors] will be state-of-theart,” she said. “Four single bedrooms, a stainless steel kitchen with dishwasher, fitness center, study rooms, a public area … [and] a movie theatre with three screens.” Carbone said she hopes to have a late-night diner, Starbucks, bookstore and other retail stores. “What we see now are [first-year students] complaining if they don’t get assigned to Livingston,” she said. “It’s a complete culture shock.” Carbone said the University had to turn away 1,000 to 2,000 students who wanted to live on campus. “We want ever yone who wants to live on campus the

opportunity to live on campus,” she said. The housing department is looking into selection priority for seniors in the future, she said. “Students are looking for seniority,” Carbone said. “With the pure lottery system for example, all seniors could be shut out of apartments and allow sophomores to occupy apartments, but we want to prevent that.” Carbone said one thing students need to take into account is that the University does not fund housing. Buildings are bonded and then funded by rent — not from tuition, state or University money. O’Brien noted that students need to leave a time frame for housing to be assigned, since the department needs to take all residents into account. More than 10,000 students signed up for housing lotter y numbers initially, but about 1,000 of those students walked away after they did not receive their preferred housing area, he said. “Next year, we will have 1,500 new beds. This could change the whole game,” he said. RUSA also approved a bill to join the United States Student Association (USSA), the nation’s largest and oldest student-run organization, said John Connelly, a

He also said the presence of a public figure like Cooper on campus would not hurt the University’s image. “The name alone brings a lot of media, a lot of presence and prestige,” Mott said. “I think it’s going to have a really positive effect ... big names always do.” The program’s message of anti-bullying, anti-discrimination and anti-hate seems to coincide with the agendas of many other student organizations on campus, Taylor said. “They’re coming here for antibullying, which is a central thing that we want to focus on, especially with [yesterday] being the anniversary of Tyler Clementi’s death,” she said. “We want to educate against bullying people just because they’re different than you.” CNN and Time Warner officials were unavailable for comment at press time. “It’s great they’re having it here at Rutgers, because it gives students a chance to become politically involved and express their opinions,” Mott said. “It allows for a lot of discourse. Regardless of whether or not you agree with Cooper’s politics, the program is something we can all relate to.” former School of Arts and Sciences senator at large and newly elected RUSA vice president. The USSA membership includes maintaining a statewide student association, membership training and a field organizer to help with the campaigns, said Connelly, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. “The most obvious thing we can get from USSA is student leader training, and more resources to [the student government],” Connelly said. Training includes election training to help facilitate democratic elections in student government and workshops on budgets to explain where money goes and how it works, said Pavel Sokolov, RUSA off-campus representative. “What the average student gets is networking with other colleges, which brings upon a tangible [result],” Sokolov said, a Rutgers Business School sophomore. “They address issues facing higher education, which shows it’s not just limited to the state level.” RUSA officially re-joined the USSA as a campus member and is to pay the membership dues of 25 cents per University undergraduate student, at a total estimated cost of approximately $7,500 by Oct. 1, according to the amendment.



“We know the commitment that veterans have given us and creates 18 jobs with fund so far we’d like to give them more than a handshake,” he said. “When they come home, we continued from front give them opportunity to have a this fund since July, said middle-class life and to live the William Mullen, president of American dream, which is what the NJBCTC. we all want to do.” When veterans are finished Mullen was discharged from with their militar y ser vice, the army more than 40 years they are sometimes at a loss ago and had the opportunity to about what step to take next, be an ironworker apprentice. whether it is to enter the work“It was the best thing that force, go to school or both, ever happened to me, and Christie said. there’s other leadership here “Part of what we’re trying to in the building trades that I accomplish here is just to reach know could say the same stoout and show that we have a real ries,” he said. option here with the building The program equips its trades,” he said. workers with the skills necesChristie thanked veterans sar y to build a career and and militar y personnel who spends millions of dollars of its were present in the audience own funds to train apprentices, for their ser vice. Mullen said. “We need to make sure that “We’re partners to grow the when veterans come home, state, to grow the economy to they have a job to come back attract business, keep business to,” he said. “[And] that they in New Jersey so that we can have sustained employment build it and put our people to over the period of their work,” he said. careers once they leave the Christie noted that the govmilitar y, and this program is er nment and the program’s going to help do that.” ef for ts are not per fect. He said the NJ H2H pro“There’s never a perfect way gram is more impor tant to express gratitude for someone since the cur rent economic putting their life on the line to environment does not allow protect our ideals, our principles many oppor tunities for returnand our freedom around the ing veterans. world,” he said. As the state But he recovers financially, believes this “It’s only 50,000 private secef for t is a tors jobs were creatgood way to appropriate that ed since Christie encourage the we do all we can presented his first entrepreneurbudget in March ial life style, for our veterans.” 2010, he said. which ser vice CHRIS CHRISTIE “We want to men and New Jersey Governor make sure that we women fight get all of our to protect. residents back to “It’s only work — the ones who can appropriate that we do all we work and want to work,” can for our veterans as an he said. expression of our gratitude About a quarter of the state’s and our appreciation for their active duty and 55 percent of its ser vice to our state and to our reserve members are under 35 countr y,” he said. years old, which is the age group City Councilman Kevin most frequently recruited into Egan, who was present at the trade apprenticeship programs, announcement, is grateful that Christie said. the governor came to speak “Helmets to Hardhats transiin New Br unswick and tions veterans into careers in one believes the par tnership shows of the state’s 15 affiliated buildthe state and NJBCTC’s ing and construction trades commitment to finding jobs [and] provides career training for veterans. and preparation to put successful Egan, who is also a building apprentices to work,” he said. trades member, noted that the Christie highlighted his Gateway Project building ef for t with Mullen to find and the Wellness Center are employment for those who are all being built by building par t of the building trades trades people. council, but he said there is “Ever y tradesman that’s still work to be done. working here is a member of “We’ve got to work together the building trades — carpento make that happen, and we ters, electricians, plumbers, have and we’ve seen more and pipe fitters, sheet metal workmore folks get back to work in ers — they’re all from the New New Jersey,” he said. “These Jersey state building trades,” kinds of partnerships help conhe said. tinue the momentum we’ve Christopher Rodriguez, an already established.” Edison resident, found work Mullen said the foundations through the NJ H2H program of building trades unions in New after being in Iraq and Afghanistan Jersey were built on veterans, from 2001 to 2003. starting with those who came With various members of back from World War II and conhis family working in carpentinuing up until those who come tr y and other trades, he said back today. the oppor tunity appealed to The council initiated NJ H2H him because he was used to four years ago and 275 veterans working with his hands. are part of one of the building “You always have to trade unions through the probe grateful,” he said. “You gram, he said. never know.”


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NJ doctors work to treat stroke victims BY ANDREW SMITH STAFF WRITER

The doctors at the JFK Medical Center’s Stroke Center in Edison introduced three imaging techniques that might serve as potential breakthroughs for stroke victims. Using tissue plasminogen activator, a blood clot-busting agent, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation techniques, as well as a variety of educational tools, the JFK Medical Center has adhered to the American Stroke Association’s standards for more than two years, said Courtney Nelson, regional director of Communications for the American Heart Association. “[Our] No. 1 priority is research, and it is through research that new treatment and technologies will be developed that will save lives,” she said. “It’s our organization’s belief to continue to explore different avenues that will lead to medical advances.” Known individually as CT perfusion, MT perfusion and MT diffusion, these three procedures allow doctors to identify and aid patients who have fallen outside the timeframe where immediate action is still effective, she said.

Before these three techniques came into play, doctors were limited with what they could use. Their normal techniques, including a blood-thinning drug known as TPA and invasive surger y, while useful only between the first four and eight hours of new symptoms, were not particularly useful after the eight-hour time elapsed, Nelson said. Once this frame has passed, it is often too late to prevent permanent widespread damage, she said. But outside of this timeframe, doctors at the Medical Center can scan patient’s brains using these three imaging techniques to reveal brains that are completely undamaged, Nelson said. By doing such scans, doctors at the center are improving their rates of successful stroke surgery, she said. Bonnie Firestein, a professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience who conducts research related to stroke treatment, was particularly enthused by the potential of these developments. “I don’t do any of the types of techniques that these people are using at JFK Medical Center, but looking at what they’re doing is fantastic,” Firestein said. Firestein focuses on secondar y damage in neurons as a

result of stroke deals with tissue damage that would correlate with the amount of damage presumed to have occurred to a stroke victim’s brain eight hours after the development of symptoms — areas related to JFK hospital’s research. “There are these people who’ve had strokes, and there’s no way really to treat them,” Firestein said. “Now, using these new advances in imaging, they found out that these people can be treated later and actually recover from stroke.” In addition to faculty interest in these developments, undergraduates at the University feel that these developments are important to the medical community. Vatsal Bhatt, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and vice president of the American Medical School Association, shared his stance on the development of these techniques. “The way medical technology is approaching these issues is tremendous,” Bhatt said. “There are new things that come on a daily basis and until you tr y them out at one place or another, you’re not going to know if they’re effective or not. If this is increasing patient care, then that’s a great thing.”


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Health Outreach, Promotion & Education (HOPE) is hosting “Lollanobozza,” a karaoke and dance party featuring DJ Wallah, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Livingston Student Center. There will be free food and free games. Two iPad 2’s will be awarded. The event is Hollywood-themed and there will be prizes for best costume. All University students are welcome. For more information contact HOPE by calling (732) 932-1965 or visit The Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market takes place every Friday from noon to 5 p.m. until Thanksgiving. Purchase local fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, artisanal cheese, baked goods, flowers and more. Then take a stroll through the gardens and enjoy a picnic. Rutgers Gardens is located at 112 Ryders Lane on the Cook Campus. For more information visit


Do you have what it takes to be the next Rutgers Homecoming Idol? Upload your two-minute video to YouTube and then email your video link to and let the battle begin. Videos are due by 11:59 p.m. Contestants must be 18 or older to enter this contest. A group of semifinalists will be entered in Homecoming Idol’s online voting, scheduled from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. The top contestants will be selected from that group and will compete at the Homecoming Festival on Oct. 15 on Busch campus before the football game.


Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (HOPE) is offering free HIV Testing from 3 to 7 p.m. at its office on 8 Lafayette St. in New Brunswick. The tests are finger-prick testing and results arrive in 15 minutes. For more call (732) 932-1965 or visit While Americans celebrate the free flow of news and information over Facebook, Twitter, Google, news websites and all sorts of blogs in the United States, countries like China, Syria, Korea and others continue to block their citizens from using the Internet freely. A panel discussion, “Global Censorship: Medium and Message Disconnected” will take place at 2 p.m. in the Remegio U. Pane Room of the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. This event is the first in a three-part series, sponsored by the Rutgers University Libraries, within the University-wide initiative “Technologies Without Borders: Technologies Across Borders.”


There will be a screening and a discussion of the film “1984” in the fourth floor, Scholarly Communication Center of the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. Kevin Mulcahy, humanities librarian of Rutgers University Libraries, will facilitate the discussion. There will be a reception celebrating the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series 40th Anniversary Exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Douglass Library Galleries on 8 Chapel Drive in New Brunswick. Exhibition and events have been organized by the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art (IWA) in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries. For more information please call (732) 932-3726 or visit


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There will be a screening and a discussion of the film “Good Night and Good Luck” in the fourth floor, Scholarly Communication Center of the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. Silvia Muller, adjunct faculty member in the School of Communication and Information, will facilitate the event.

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Highland Park eateries lower prices for Restaurant Week BY DANIEL GARBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

University students who want a quick bite or a full gourmet meal outside of New Brunswick may trek over to Highland Park’s Restaurant Week. Restaurants along Raritan Avenue in Highland Park are offering special discounts in light of the town’s annual Restaurant Week. The event — set to run from Sept. 20 through Sept. 25 — features nine restaurants, each offering a three course, fixedprice meal for $17.66 — a nod to the University’s colonial founding date as Queens College, said Paul Lanaris, acting executive director of Main Street Highland Park. “[University] students are a target demographic for the event,” he said. “The $17.66 [fixed price] is a reference to the University’s founding date and hopefully, students will find the price point affordable.” Restaurant Week is for restaurant owners and managers to display their eateries out to the public, in hopes of attracting a larger customer base, Lanaris said. “The main goal of restaurant week is to showcase the restaurants in Highland Park and to encourage residents and visitors to try restaurants they may not have tried before, to encourage people to try cuisines they may not have tried before,” he said. Participating restaurants include Aposto Pizzeria, Hong Fu Chinese Cuisine, Midori Sushi, Pino’s Fruit Basket Shoppe & Wine Cellar, Italian Bistro, Meeting Point, Shawarma


The Meeting Point, a restaurant along Raritan Avenue, is one of nine participants in Highland Park’s Restaurant Week, running from Sept. 20 to Sunday. Restaurants are offering discounts to customers and University students during this five-day period.

Express, Zeina Mediterranean Cuisine, and Tete Peruivian & International Cuisine. All are located on or adjacent to Raritan Avenue, north of the Albany Street Bridge. Street parking on Raritan Avenue is free in addition to three municipal lots. Restaurant owners and managers, like Tiffany Ballace, see the event as an opportunity to promote their businesses and attract customers. “I think it’s a good opportunity since we just changed our menu,” said Ballace, manager of the recently opened Meeting Point. “With the $17.66 special, I think

this would help people find [out about] our new menu.” Kresnik “Nicky” Salijaj, owner of Shawarma Express, a restaurant that specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, did not notice many diners taking advantage of the fixed-price promotion as of Wednesday afternoon, but remains optimistic the event will help in attracting customers. “It’s a good promotion,” said Salijaj in regards to the restaurant’s special offer of an appetizer, entrée and slice of baklava for the special fixed price. Other than sampling the borough’s restaurants, Highland

Park’s visitors and residents will have the opportunity to participate in other events over the course of Restaurant Week, Lanaris said. Restaurants will offer wine tasting Thursday at Pino’s Fruit Basket Shoppe & Wine Cellar and Friday at New Athens Corner Inn, he said. Main Street Highland Park, founded in 2002, is a nonprofit community development organization dedicated to promoting downtown Highland Park — particularly businesses along Raritan Avenue — as “a great place to live, work and do business,” Lanaris said.

Restaurant Week will conclude Sept. 25 with the Seventh Annual Highland Park Arts Festival, held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. along Raritan Avenue, which will be closed to auto traffic for the event, Lanaris said. “Painters, sculptors and photographers from around the region will be on-hand to showcase and sell their work,” he said. “Hundreds of people [typically] attend the festival.” Restaurants will create an open café area for customers to view the festival while dining and host children-friendly events, Lanaris said.



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Week in review: laurels and darts


ating disorders are not funny — unless, apparently, you’re a Halloween costume company. Then they’re fair game. At least, that’s what Ricky’s, a chain of costume stores, would have you believe when they introduced the incredibly tasteless “Anna Rexia” costume. On the company’s website, the costume listing — which thankfully has since been removed — features a typically attractive blonde model, decked out in a skimpy black dress with a skeleton printed on it, wrapping a tape measurer around her waist. Why anyone would think this was a good idea is utterly beyond us. We’re happy to see that Ricky’s has apparently realized what a mistake it made, as it is no longer selling the costume following an uproar this week. Still, it receives a dar t for even having it in the first place. *




Many people — politicians and average folk alike — staunchly claimed that President Barack Obama’s overhaul of the health care system in the United States would never work. They jokingly dubbed it “Obamacare” and raised alarms about “death panels” which would kill all of our grandparents. But contrar y to all the naysayers, it seems that Obama’s health care program is actually bringing about some good results. As a result of the new health care law that allows people to stay on their parents’ plans until the age of 26, the number of uninsured young adults has dropped by close to one million people. Last year, 10 million people between the ages of 19 and 25 were uninsured. That number is currently down to about 9.1 million. This is a tremendous victor y, and Obama receives a laurel for achieving it. *




Michael Lapidus, the New Brunswick Parking Authority’s (NBPA) operations manager, was indicted earlier this week on charges of of ficial misconduct, failure to deposit parking receipts and tampering with computer records. Lapidus stole more than $24,000 in parking fees from the NBPA before getting caught. We’re happy to see that he has been apprehended, and we eagerly await to hopefully impending ser ving of justice. Lapidus had a duty to the citizens of New Brunswick, and he failed them. For that, he receives a dar t, as do the six other employees of the NBPA who have been charged thus far for their involvement in the theft of more than $100,000. Frankly, the conduct of these employees reflects poorly on the NBPA as a whole. *




Students milling about the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus on Tuesday may have been surprised to see New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill lounging with his lunch and chatting with the people. The visit was par t of a new “Lunch with the Mayor” initiative, which Cahill hopes will allow him to come into close contact with a broader audience in an informal setting. We think Cahill’s initiative is a great idea. It’s definitely a resource that students should look to take advantage of in the future. How often does one get the chance to sit down with an impor tant public of ficial and talk one-on-one? We give Cahill a laurel for actively engaging with his public. *




By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Troy Davis, a convict on death row who became the cause of heated protests this week as his execution neared. Many people believe Davis to be completely innocent of the crimes charged to him because of a lack of physical evidence and the mysterious fact that seven people who originally testified against him have since retracted their statements. Even though these people and Davis himself fought vehemently for an appeal, the state of Georgia didn’t allow it. Davis was executed yesterday, prompting many to decr y the situation as a failure of the justice system. This was definitely an instance wherein the court had a lot of important evidence that they needed to consider, yet they failed to do so. For that, we give the court a dar t. For all we know, an innocent man may have been killed.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We learn how to smile through something like this. This ain’t just Barry, it happens to so many in this.” Benny Deloatch on the killing of Barry Deloatch by the New Brunswick Police Department STORY ON FRONT


Find consensus on combat status


he United States govit does not even have legitiernment has been mate authority over the land it split over the right to operates in. Ultimately, Al kill potential terrorists in Qaeda is not a political instituYemen and Somalia. As Al tion, and therefore a war Qaeda in the Pakistani region against it can only be a loses influence due to the metaphor. So this leaves us killing of Osama bin Laden JOSE PAULINO with an enemy but without a and the American effort to concrete philosophy on how rid the area of hostiles, the to address it. Most importantArabian Peninsula and Africa’s horn are emerging as ly — and most relevant to the issue I expressed in the the next headquarters of the terrorist threat. The curbeginning — the lack of a concrete position on terrorrent policy for addressing extremists in these areas ism leaves us brainstorming on their combatant status. remains to attack only high-value individuals. Traditionally, anyone who was part of the miliHowever, the Department of Defense would like to tary of a state warring against another was liable to remain as flexible as possible, perhaps extending be attacked. I personally believe that anyone perattacks to lower-level targets such as guards and petuating the unjust cause is liable to be attacked, other relatively less significant people. The State including the engineers, political leaders and scienDepartment, on the other hand, appeals to the contists that enable the implementation of the unjust straints of international law. It states that the United mission. The difficulty in attacking a terrorist organStates must be able to justify the act as self-defense, ization lies in establishing allegiances to it and disimplying that the targets must be tinguishing the individuals that are a plotting to harm the United States. threat to our security. Should “The United States real How justified would the United States the term terrorist apply to every sinbe if it opted for aggressive air strikes should consult with gle body associated with a terrorist that wipe out entire camps of potenorganization? I do not come close to the world community sympathizing with extremists, but tial terrorists? Before any lethal force, the United States should first seek respecting international law and before it engages consensus with the international implementing foreign policies percommunity on who should be considceived to be responsible has major in bombings.” ered a combatant if there is time. implications for establishing soft Addressing terrorism has become power that can benefit the United increasingly complicated, especially because the “Just States in other important situations. War Theory,” a common standard for waging war, hardFor example, conser vatives would greatly ly applies in this situation. According to most interpreappreciate increased American soft power in the tations of this theory, states must follow two principles Middle Eastern peace talks. The world commufor engaging in war. First, the state must adhere to the nity has committed itself to opposing the principle of “jus ad bellum” or justice in beginning a war. American position on the Palestinian bid for Second, a state must adhere to the principle of “jus in recognition of statehood via the United Nations. bello” or justice in implementing war. The first principle This does not make the United States look ver y includes having a right cause, the right authority, a reapower ful. Also, those left of center appreciated sonable chance for success and for war to be the last the soft power that led to the cooperative ef for t resort. The second calls for two things, namely that the in Libya. Soft power or “moral influence” is an state should attack only legitimate combatants and that invaluable asset for the United States — and I the state should be proportional in its attack. In other mean functional and useful. The merits of purwords, decimating a city through a nuclear attack is not suing the right course of action for its inherent a proportional response to the sinking of a ship. goodness are an entirely dif ferent argument. The Just War Theory was not meant to address the This is why the United States should consult conflict involving a decentralized terrorist network. Is with the world community before it engages in the phrase “war on terror” just a metaphor, or can a bombings after bombings of potential threats to our country really be at war with a group of people who are safety. I completely understand that there are time bound mostly by common ideology? Al Qaeda does not and security constraints on foreign policy — it have an official geographic headquarters, its structure SEE PAULINO ON PAGE 9 is not nearly as linear as the media makes it seem, and

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PAULINO continued from page 8 would not have been practical for the United States to demand a resolution on authorizing the attack on bin Laden’s mansion. Such a mission should be kept as secret as possible. However, whenever there is time to secure an international consensus on the status of combatants, the United States is much better off legitimizing its foreign policy. The balance of power is expected to lean against the United States in the future. As countries develop and gain economic influence, the United States is less suited for imposing its foreign policy. It is only in the United States’ interest that it establishes the legality needed to pursue military “solutions” to the emerging threats in Somalia and Yemen. Ultimately, the United States is the main entity responsible for the security of its citizens, and therefore it should act unilaterally when the situation is appropriate, especially when there is need for immediate action. Other wise, the United States should pursue some consensus — not necessarily a UN resolution but the expressed backing of many states — on the combatant status of alleged terrorists. Jose Paulino is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in political science with a minor in philosophy. His column, “‘Paulicies’ for Progress,” runs on alternate Fridays.

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UN must veto Palestinian statehood Letter BILAL AHMED


ver y medium of communication that I have integrated into my daily life, whether it be Facebook, Twitter or Internet television, is filled with over whelming suppor t for the Palestinian Authority’s bid for statehood at the United Nations. Almost ever y analysis I have read about its prospects chastises the United States and Israel for opposing this measure, and that the will of the Palestinian people within Palestine as well as its diasporas demand its success. And my question through all of this has been consistently, how have we all been fooled? Why are so many people in the Palestinian solidarity movement falling for this? The central arguments for why this ef for t should pass have been repeated ad nauseam: full United Nations membership would place the Israeli occupation in severe legal question; the peace process has reached a dead end; the Palestinians must take efforts into their own hands after being once again abandoned by an American president. However, we must examine the facts of the situation. Many Israeli actions in this conflict have already been widely con-

demned as illegal. Palestinians The ef fect of this potential have never lacked the legal success will be that Mahmoud instr uments to challenge Abbas, the PLO chairman, Israel. Palestinians have been becomes the sole voice of the unable to legally challenge Palestinian people. Millions of Israel because the White voices in Gaza and the House has consistently Palestinian diaspora — not blocked any attempt for them including the Arab elite paradto do so and because the ing themselves in New York United States has adopted a City — will be silenced. The policy of shielding Israel from Palestinian state that we have inter national legal conse- fought for so tirelessly will be quences for its actions. relegated to disconnected Why do so many people pieces of land in the West believe that this will suddenly Bank. The Gaza Strip will not change if the be integrated and Palestinian “Mahmoud Abbas i n t e r n a t i o n a l Authority has a legal exper ts are is practicing United Nations not incor rect seat? It’s poor when they say smart politics.” logic. It also that the “right of doesn’t take into retur n” would account that the United States never occur. has repeatedly used threats, The PLO, which represents protective measures, foreign all Palestinian people at the assistance and its Security United Nations as of 1974, Council veto power to protect will be replaced by their prePrime Minister Benjamin sumed state: one that speaks Netanyahu’s increasingly for two million people rather reviled Israel. than 12 million. If we believe that this will be Naturally, this move by the any different after a successful Palestinian Authority is perfectvote, we are living in a dream. ly understandable. It is contexAdditionally, the real motiva- tualized by massive discontent tions for this Palestinian among Palestinians worldwide. Authority bid for statehood are Although it is tempting to state incredibly clear. It is quite that this is directed toward frankly an attempt to seize power Israel in terrorist attacks, the from other factions in the reality is quite different. The Palestinian community, most Palestinian Authority knows notably the Palestine Liberation what the rest of us know: the Organization (PLO) and Hamas. Third Intifada is coming. The

wider Arab Spring is making it more and more likely. If the Palestinian Authority gains the massive propaganda victor y of installing itself as a seat in the United Nations, then it will maximize its control of the West Bank while minimizing its risk of being overthrown in a revolution. They have, in fact, already won a great victor y by even placing this bid in the hands of the United Nations rather than Israel and the Middle Eastern Quar tet. Mahmoud Abbas is practicing smart politics. If this bid fails, it will inevitably cause anger. But its failure is the only way that the Palestinian people will ever be truly represented. Its failure is the only way that we in the Palestinian solidarity movement can tr uly accomplish our objectives. And the unfortunate truth is that the real culmination for all the reasons listed to support it, from discontent to the failure of the peace process to Palestinians taking their futures in their own hands, is the Third Intifada. Bilal Ahmed is a School of Ar ts and Sciences senior majoring in Middle Eastern studies with minors in political science and African, Middle Eastern and South Asian languages and literature.

Reflect on past, learn to accept, respect others Letter NELSON MORALES


celebrated my 20th birthday on Sept. 22, 2010, while a student at the University. I sat in my residence hall doing Spanish homework and sorting through the bir thday comments I received on Facebook. However, what I didn’t realize was that on that same day, University first-year student Tyler Clementi would take his own life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. I saw several Facebook posts from other University students in the following week that there were news reports about a sex tape that was recorded in a University residence hall room. I didn’t think much of it. “Probably some dumb freshman,” was my thought. But in the next couple days, the local and national media star ted to converge upon the University, creating media frenzy, and the stor y started to come to light. The name Tyler Clementi appeared in the papers and newscasts along with Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei. The reported story was that Ravi set up a video camera in his room — Clementi and Ravi were roommates — and captured Clementi having sex with another guy. The video was allegedly streamed online via Wei’s room and promoted on Ravi’s Twitter account. It was reported that Clementi felt that he was being bullied because of his sexuality and spoke about the situation with his resident assistant through the University — Residence Life and possibly through the Rutgers University Police Department — and online

via a message board on the website “JustUsBoys.” My guess is that Clementi was seeking help on his situation but decided to take his own life for the fear that ever yone would find out he was gay. One week after my bir thday, on Sept. 29, the police found Clementi’s body north of the George Washington Bridge where he apparently jumped to his death. His death shook the campus and received worldwide attention. I myself was inter viewed on WCBS 880 AM, PIX 11 and Telemundo about his death. When I was in my afternoon class, I stumbled upon an ar ticle from, which stated that the filming incident was recorded in Davidson Hall on Busch campus. I lived in Winkler Hall my junior year, right across from Davidson. My friends and I couldn’t believe that the incident happened on our campus, right next to us. I was surprised that a stor y, which received worldwide attention, developed across the street from where I lived. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community at the University reacted to the Clementi suicide in several ways. A “die-in” was held on the steps of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus, a candlelight vigil was held on the steps of Brower Commons and a rally for safe spaces was held, which resulted in the creation of an LGBTQ living-learning community for the fall 2011 semester. The group Queering the Air demanded a month later that the University take action on LGBTQ issues on campus. On Facebook, students

organized an event called “Black Friday” in which students would wear black to mourn the loss of Clementi. A fraternity set up a table at Brower Commons with a card that was signed by students and was sent to Clementi’s family. Ironically, the suicide occurred around the same time the University launched a twoyear project known as Project Civility, which is supposed to teach people that being civil, showing small signs of gratitude to one another and publicly exchanging ideas would result in a more charitable campus culture and reduce hostili-

“The actions of a person can impact others, regardless of how big or small those actions are. ” ty. Project Civility also sought to teach people how to respect one another regardless of who or what the person is. For me, civility is about being loyal to one another, exchanging ideas that benefit the community and society as a whole, acknowledging the dif ferences between yourself and others and respecting the choices that they make without resorting to judgment. What those two students did to Clementi was anything but civil. It’s going to take a while for all the negative notions about people to subside before our society can move on and accept people for the way they are, because there will be ignorant people who keep spreading lies and misconceptions about

groups of other people. When it comes to homophobia and stigmas, HIV/AIDS can often be a source of bullying. Even though HIV/AIDS is a disease that anyone can catch, cer tain ignorant people still refer to it as a “gay” disease. I’m Hispanic, and in my culture there seems to be a stigma when a man comes out as gay. Par t of the stigma stems from the continuance of the “machismo” attitude. Machismo is the belief that a man should act tough and commanding while treating women as if they were lesser beings. Machismo also requires men not to act feminine because the machismo attitude considers any feminine man not to be a man at all, which is why there is some stigma when it comes to homosexuality in Hispanic households. I know this because my mom lived in the time when machismo was dominant. She tells me that a man who is strong and not ladylike is a real man. It was acceptable back in the old days, but now machismo is nothing but an old relic from the past. It must either be toned down or eliminated. This stigma attached to gay people as being dif ferent or being strange is something that needs to go away. They’re people like you and me, no different than someone who is straight. Bullies like to target LGBTQ youth only because they themselves don’t know tolerance toward others. When you add misconceptions to bullying, the situation becomes worse. On the day when Clementi’s body was discovered, there were a lot of ar ticles online about his death. My sister was

shocked to find out through the Chicago Tribune. When I posted on Facebook that the whole video stream happened across the street from my residence hall, one of my friends commented on my status update, but she didn’t know why there was a media circus happening at the University. I had to fill her in on the whole stor y while I was in class. My mom heard about it, and she told me, “These kids need serious guidance.” I’ll end by saying this: I was walking across the George Washington Bridge and saw a suicide prevention sign on the New Jersey side of the bridge. I thought to myself, “This is where Tyler took his life all because of the immature actions of his roommate.” The actions of a person can impact others, regardless of how big or small those actions are. This immature act caused someone to take his own life. When filming the video, I’m sure both Ravi and Wei were shocked by what they saw. They probably made disparaging comments about Clementi’s sexuality. They probably never thought anything more than a few jokes about Clementi would be made. But now, I’m sure they regret streaming that video — not only because it ruined their reputations but, more importantly, because it led to the death of a fellow student and human being. Nelson Morales is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in journalism and media studies with a minor in Latin American studies. He is also a staff photographer at The Daily Targum. This piece originally ran on the blog Get Down PSA ( on Monday.


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Today's Birthday (09/23/11). This day is for you, wrapped in a red ribbon. Your easygoing nature is contagious, which makes you new friends or just keeps the old ones. Balance comes more easily. You're getting smarter, and education looks good on you. You create your own destiny. Use your artistic flair. 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 — There's a serenity Today is an 8 — You're the life about you that's attractive. Conof the party now. Get together tribute to your family. Accept cirwith friends to create new possicumstances as they are, and be an bilities. What do you have to unstoppable proponent of love. offer? What can you invent Taurus (April 20-May 20) — together? Make music. Today is an 8 — The next two Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — days are good for making changes Today is a 7 — Assume more at home. Put in the extra effort responsibility for the next few for improved output. Friends are days, and don't expect it to be happy to help. Whistle while you effortless. However, you're gainwork, and the love grows. ing lost of brownie points. Add a Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today smile and some elbow grease. is an 8 — Acceptance and ease Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — rule the day. Get involved with Today is a 6 — Go for what you studies and projects that require believe to achieve it now. Don't keen concentration; you've got it despair if the road to success has in spades. Finish up old business to a few potholes, at least you're on make room for new. the right road. Aren't you? QuesCancer (June 22-July 22) — tion your presumptions. Today is a 9 — You're entering a Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — prosperous phase. Don't fritter it Today is a 6 — Now's a good all away. This next month you time to reaffirm a commitment earn greater perspective, seeing (romantic or otherwise). Discovall sides of issues. Use this to grow er the freedom of knowing and get your house in order. where you're going, or at least Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today knowing who you are. is a 9 — You're in charge and Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — looking good. Unleash your bril- Today is an 8 — A partner comes liance. Follow a strong leader to your rescue when you find your(or be one). Respectfully let oth- self lost. Focus on abundance, balers know what you want. Always ance and unity. A tiny bit of frivolisay "thank you." ty would be okay ... fresh flowers? Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today Today is a 7 — Follow-up and is an 8 — Time to put on those completion are key for the next work gloves and start digging for two days. You get farther than buried treasure. It requires effort, expected, and friends help. Take but you're being extremely producaction to forward a brilliant idea. tive now. It's closer than you think. © 2010, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.



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WIN: Donigan maintains confidence in Rutgers program continued from back


In his first season in a Rutgers uniform, freshman JP Correa leads the squad with six points from two goals and two assists.

and the defense holding a 0-0 tie until the game’s final minutes. If they can manage to turn those flashes into full-game performances, the Knights feel they should be able to topple Pittsburgh. “Having lost these two games this past weekend, we have to bounce back,” Correa said. “I actually don’t think we played that bad, especially in the first game [against Iona]. There is really not much I would change from this

SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 weekend besides the second half of the [Indiana] game.” The Knights cannot afford to pity themselves if they face an early deficit, Correa said. “Once we go down, we can’t lose hope or put our heads down because that’s what happened in the second game,” he said. “Once we go down, we just have to manage it better and keep our heads in the game.” Donigan also saw the brief moments of success from his team last weekend and is confident it can car r y over into the Knights’ lengthy Big East stretch. “That’s the season. You hit bumps in the road and [last weekend] was cer tainly a


bump in the road, but we are still excited,” he said. “I know what this team is capable of, and I saw it Friday and I saw a little bit of it on Sunday, so I am happy about that. You have to take the positives with the negatives.” With that said, Donigan and the Knights go up against Pittsburgh tonight not accepting glimpses of their capabilities. They cannot accept anything other than their first Big East victor y. “Now that we are going into conference, we cannot star t out 0-1 or with a tie with Pittsburgh,” Donigan said. “This is a win game for us. There is no doubt about it — we are going to win this game. That’s it.”


SEPTEMBER 23, 2011



MATCHUPS: Rutgers gives up four goals to Hoyas continued from back


Freshman forward Stefanie Scholz scored the first goal of her young Rutgers career in a 4-1 loss to Georgetown last Sunday in Washington, D.C. The South Hackensack, N.J., native is one of four Knights players with at least one goal this season.

With a week of practice under its belt, the defense and junior goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins, who boasts a .98 goals against average this season, are ready for a pair of shutouts this weekend, Simpkins said. “It’s a mentality. Now we know what it’s going to take,” Simpkins said of conference games. “We have a lot of freshmen on the field that really haven’t experienced that kind of game. It’s a whole different mentality when you start getting into conference play.” But based on Pitt’s struggle to contain opposing offenses, Rutgers may also chomp at the bit to redeem its one-goal effort from Sunday, as well. Freshman for ward Stefanie Scholz recorded her first career goal against the Hoyas, but the rest of the squad failed to create scoring opportunities, evident in the team’s six total shots. Increased production from Scholz, as well as freshmen forwards Amy Pietrangelo and Cassie Inacio, will be more than welcome this weekend as sophomore Jonelle Filigno continues to nurse an ankle injury. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to do all that I can do for [tonight],” Filigno said. “We’ll see.” The Knights could also use a lift from junior forward Stefanee Pace, who is second on the team with two goals. But overall, the Knights are ready for redemption this weekend, even if the three-goal loss to Georgetown is truly far from their minds. “Of course we do have a history with West Virginia, but I think after coming off Sunday’s game we know that we need to go 2-0 this weekend,” Simpkins said. “The team is very mentally prepared for that.”


Sophomore forward Gia Nappi leads the squad with seven points this season courtesy of her two goals and three assists. The Fairfield, N.J., recorded 15 points in 19 games in her rookie campaign.

RIVAL: Knights hone in on final 25 yards of field in practice continued from back the forwards have really improved on their shot selection,” Tchou said. “The middies are becoming more involved with the attacks inside the 25. We’re hoping to reap the benefits off that instead of saying, ‘Oh, we got 10 corners and didn’t get any goals.’” Rutgers focused on refining its game on offense and defense within 25 yards of the goal.

“We’re really focusing on drills inside the 25 for our defense and attack areas,” Tchou said. “That’s where we’re winning and losing games.” The Knights did not perform up to par in the 25’s in their first Big East loss to Syracuse last Friday, when they gave up five goals and recorded only two shots in their 5-1 loss to the Orange. They fared better in their most recent game against Monmouth Sunday, when the Knights generated an 18-7 shot

advantage, but still exited on the losing end, 2-1. Outside of the overall standings, Rutgers and Villanova appear evenly matched on paper. The Wildcats’ average goal differential is only 0.14 points greater than the Knights’. At the end of tomorrow’s matchup against the Wildcats, the Knights hope the number looks even better for them. “We’ve been disappointed with losses, and our girls are really hungry to put together a complete game and certainly be able to finish,” Tchou said.



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utgers Athletics assisted in the restoration and rehabilitation of a Raritan River community in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. A group of more than 100 student athletes teamed up to volunteer at the Somerset Christian College and Urban Impact in Zarephath, N.J. Damaging floodwaters swallowed the church, college buildings, residence halls and apartments, leaving many church workers and missionaries homeless. The student athletes lent a helping hand to bring the school back to form.



Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis’ political career took a major hit yesterday, when the federal appeals panel ruled the former track and field star was not eligible to run for the open Senate seat in New Jersey. The panel ruled Lewis did not meet the four-year residency requirement. Lewis’ lawyer said he has not decided whether or not to appeal the ruling.

FORMER NEW YORK KNICK and NBA veteran Marcus Camby was arrested Monday in Houston for possession of marijuana. Following a traffic stop for an equipment violation, arresting officer Lt. Onesimo Lopez detected the odor of marijuana and, following a search of Camby’s car, found less than two ounces of the banned substance. CONTINUING



for the Cincinnati Bengals, wide receiver Jerome Simpson and defensive tackle Anthony Collins were detained Wednesday as police officers confiscated a two-and-a-half pound package of marijuana shipped to the fourth-year receivers’ home. The police found an additional six pounds of marijuana and paraphernalia, which may lead to potential drug distribution charges. The Kenton County, Ky., prosecutor’s office handles the case. The Bengals had 10 players arrested during a 10-month span from April 2006 to June 2007.




continues between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Eagle wide receiver Jeremy Maclin said Giants safety Antrel Rolle has no business trash talking. “They have no business talking because they haven’t done anything the last six times,” Maclin said. “That speaks for itself.” Between the offseason Twitter battle between Osi Umenyiora and LeSean McCoy, Steve Smith’s departure from N.Y. to Philadelphia and recent bickering in the media, the stage is set for the 1 p.m. Sunday rivalry matchup at Lincoln Financial Field.


Junior setter Stephanie Zielinski averages .44 aces per set, which ranks sixth in the Big East and 53rd nationally. Zielinski, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., also leads the team with 632 assists this season while averaging 10.19 per set.

Mountaineers await RU in Morgantown PATRICK LANNI STAFF WRITER

As the Rutgers volleyball team (6-10) travels to the backyard of the Big East, it looks to exploit personnel matchups against VOLLEYBALL two formidable RUTGERS AT conferWEST VIRGINIA e n c e TONIGHT, 7 P.M. opponents. The Scarlet Knights’ match tonight in Morgantown, W.Va., features an always competitive West Virginia squad, which struggled through non-conference play. The 2-9 Mountaineers lost their last 18 sets, but head coach CJ Werneke knows the Big East season represents a fresh slate, and anything can happen.

“It’s always a challenge to go on the road and beat a team in the Big East,” the fourth-year coach said. “It is something that ever y team that makes the Big East Tournament will have to do, and we’re looking forward to this oppor tunity against West Virginia.” With ever y consequential match throughout the Big East season, the Knights understand the need to execute night in and night out. It will be no dif ferent this weekend. Following their match in Morgantown, the Knights make the shor t hour-and-a-half trip across the state line to Pittsburgh. The Panthers (10-4) boast the Big East’s best record through non-conference play, and look like early contenders for the conference title.

“Pittsburgh is always a tough place to play. They have a great tradition and it’s a great environment,” Werneke said. “That’s why going to Penn State was par t of the plan –– to see how we respond on the road. I think we came away with a lot more positives than negatives.” Three losses and setbacks in the lineup may seem as negative as it gets, but Werneke and his staf f are confident they can exploit matchups and create problems for opponents based on obser vations from their trip to State College, Pa. “We see some things where we match up well and can take advantage of,” Werneke said. “Against West Virginia we will be focusing on our middle attacks, and against Pittsburgh we are going to ser ve aggressively

to get them out of their system and make them more predictable.” Controlling the offense, sophomore setter Stephanie Zielinski looks to continue her strong play at the net, but also at the baseline as the Knights’ best server. With .44 aces per set, Zielinski ranks sixth in the conference in serving and 53rd nationally. “A pretty good ratio [of ser ving] is what we’ve been doing lately,” Werneke said. “Six aces to eight errors or vice versa is what we’ve been doing, and if we can continue that, we’re doing our job there. That’s going to put us in the best situation to win.” Serving and a strong attack in the middle are focus points for the Knights this weekend, as they try to put the breaks on their three-game skid.

Knights look to build upon second-place finish BY JOEY GREGORY CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Following up a second-place finish is not exactly the easiest thing to do. But that does not stop Rutgers women’s golf coach Maura WOMEN’S GOLF WatersBallard RUTGERS AT and her PRINCETON INVITE t e a m TOMORROW f r o m tr ying. Since the Bison Invitational, Waters-Ballard had the Scarlet Knights practice hard to sharpen their games in preparation for the upcoming Princeton Invitational at the Springdale Countr y Club. The place where the Knights can improve most is around the greens, WatersBallard said. “Short game, short game, short game,” she said. “Typically where we lose strokes is around the green. Before Bucknell, we were focusing on that and it paid off, so we’re just continuing to that focus.” Waters-Ballard and Rutgers need that focus against a 12-team field that she admits is a step up

from what the Knights saw at aspects, which Carl sees as a their last tournament. huge benefit. “It’s going to be a ver y “We all worked on our strong field with some Ivy games the past two weeks,” Leagues and some other top she said. “We had the weekend teams in the area,” she said. to kind of figure out what we “We’re always focusing on tr y- did wrong last weekend and ing to get a win, but if we’re top hopefully we can improve on three in that field, I’ll be ver y that. We’re all playing proud of the girls.” pretty good.” To help WatersF r e s h m a n Ballard prepare the girls K o r t n i e for the upcoming tourMaxoutopoulis sinnament, she has her gled out one par t of new captain, senior her game she can Lizzy Carl. improve to earn her “I learned from a second victor y in two great captain the last tries: putting. three years, so I just “I’ve definitely follow in her footbeen focusing a lot MAURA steps,” Carl said. more on putting, on WALTERS-BALLARD Carl and her teamgiving myself a lot mates continue to work on all more chance when I have 10 aspects of their game to ensure feet and under to actually give that no part lags once they get them a chance, and make them to Springdale. and make some birdies and “We tr y to work on ever y save some more pars and aspect as a whole because every- ever ything,” she said. “That’s thing matters,” she said. “We definitely what I’m focusing on, spend just as much time practic- and hopefully it’ll show in the ing short game as we do on the tournament.” range, and we’ve been playing a In order to get herself into the lot so that’s good.” winning mindset, Maxoutopoulis The 12-day layoff between wants to approach ever ything tournaments gave the team plen- the same way she did at the ty of time to work on those Bison Invitational.

“I’m not going to approach this any differently,” she said. “I’m just going to go out there and get some good practice in before I play.” All of the players, as well as Waters-Ballard, are aware the field at Princeton is stronger, but it does not bother them at all. “When you’re out on the golf course, all you can focus on is yourself and what you have ahead of you, so that doesn’t intimidate me or the team at all,” Maxoutopoulis said. “If you just focus on yourself and put up the best score you can, that’s all you can do.” All of the Knights except Maxoutopoulis played there before, which works in their favor. “We’re ver y comfor table at Springdale Countr y Club,” Waters-Ballard said. “We’ve done ver y well there in the past.” A victor y this weekend is in sight for ever yone, with going out and executing being the only remaining issue. “We always have a shot at the title,” Carl said. “It just depends on rolling some putts in.”


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Knights battle Pitt for vital Big East win BY VINNIE MANCUSO CORRESPONDENT

“Our games with Pitt have always been a battle, whether they’re at or near the bottom or at the top,” he said. “I’m sure when we first got here there were teams in the bottom portion of the league that were probably automatic wins for some of the teams in the league. That’s not the case anymore.” Pitt’s lack of offensive production is certainly a welcome sight for the Knights defense after Georgetown’s four-goal, 22-shot bombardment its last time out. The last time Rutgers allowed four or more goals was against Princeton on Oct. 2, 2007, when the Knights lost to the Tigers, 5-1.

The Rutgers men’s soccer team lost two games last weekend at home to ranked opponents, but the Scarlet Knights will not focus on MEN’S SOCCER them going into tonight’s matchup PITTSBURGH AT against Pittsburgh. RUTGERS Rutgers was TONIGHT, 7 P.M. unable to record a single goal last weekend, but that will not be on their mind, either. Tonight’s matchup presents the Knights with their first taste of Big East play, and as far as Rutgers is concerned, everyone in its division is even. “This is definitely our biggest weekend yet,” said freshman for ward JP Correa. “Like coach [Dan Donigan] has been saying all week, it is almost like a new season. Ever y team is 0-0, so anything can happen.” The Panthers arrive at Yurcak Field with a less than impressive 2-5-1 record, with their only victories coming against Stony Brook and Duquesne. But like Rutgers (3-3), Pittsburgh has yet to dip its toes into the Big East. Correa and Co. feel the Panthers are as motivated to put the first conference strike on the board. “All I know about Pitt so far is they have had some tough results so far this season,” Correa said. “But like I said, and what we have been told, at this point it doesn’t matter. In our conference we are all 0-0.” As if the shadow of the Big East implications were not enough to motivate the Knights, they also look to avenge last weekend, when Rutgers lost by a combined score of 3-0 to No. 25 Iona and No. 9 Indiana. But despite how bad last weekend looks on paper, the Knights showed flashes of brilliance throughout both games, and they know it. The team played well against Iona for a majority of the matchup, with the of fense recording 11 more shots than the Gales




Junior goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins leads the Rutgers defense into Pittsburgh against a Panthers attack that was held scoreless in four of its past five contests. The Concord, N.C., native boasts three shutouts this season.


Rutgers head women’s soccer coach Glenn Crooks said it himself last Sunday after the Scarlet Knights’ 4-1 loss to Georgetown: The Hoyas were hungrier. WOMEN’S SOCCER When the Knights (6-3, 1-1) take on RUTGERS AT Pittsburgh tonight to PITTSBURGH open their second TONIGHT, 7 P.M. weekend of Big East play, Crooks does not expect it to be a recurring issue. “It’s about possession, it’s about pressure and eventually it’s about being more effective

on set pieces and defending in a more proper manner,” Crooks said. “We’re trying to keep it simple. I have no doubt this team will recover from what happened Sunday.” But the test of facing the Panthers tonight and West Virginia –– which is in first place of the Big East American Division –– on Sunday is more taxing than usual, according to Crooks. Pitt (1-6-3, 0-1-1) enters the match in last place in the conference, but surprisingly earned a 2-2 tie with last season’s Big East Championship runner-up, South Florida. Although the Panthers are scoreless in four of their past five games while allowing 11 goals during the same span, there are no easy wins in the Big East, Crooks said.

Rutgers matches up with league rival Villanova BY JOSH BAKAN CORRESPONDENT


Junior forward Carlie Rouh leads the Knights with three goals this season and looks to provide a spark for team’s offense, which scored only one goal in three straight games.

The Rutgers field hockey team’s season thus far corresponds with only one word: frustration. The frustration grew each and every time the Scarlet Knights left the field on the losing end in each of their past six games. But only one loss FIELD HOCKEY came at the hands of RUTGERS AT a Big East opponent, so when Rutgers (1-6, VILLANOVA 0-1) visits Villanova SATURDAY, 1 P.M. tomorrow, the team has an opportunity to stop that frustration for the time being. A conference victory against a nearby rival is an ideal way for Rutgers to end its sixgame losing streak. “It’s an emotional game usually. It’s a good rivalry,” said head coach Liz Tchou. “At the end of the day, it’s always a huge win in the Big East standings.” The Knights were neck and neck with the Wildcats last year in the Big East standings,

but Rutgers finished ahead for the No. 4 seed in the Big East Tournament. Villanova (4-4) has more polish than Rutgers, but the Wildcats share the Knights’ 0-1 conference record. The Knights could pass the Wildcats in the Big East standings with a win. Rutgers will try to put the ball in the net early, which they struggled with this season. “Our girls, in our evaluations of the game, have said we’ve really improved on certain aspects, but our main goal is scoring,” Tchou said. “That’s going to be our main goal on Saturday — to finish in the circle.” Rutgers has a chance to exploit Villanova’s defense, which allowed six goals Saturday in its loss to Connecticut. The Knights hope to have a variety of players score against Villanova in order to break their slump of five games in which they scored one goal or less. “It would be great to have different players scoring goals and finishing because in practice,


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