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Locals convene to seek justice in Deloatch case BY AMY ROWE ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
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Students board a bus at the College Hall stop on Cook/Douglass campus. Courtney McAnuff, vice president of Enrollment Management, says the University is at capacity with services like transportation.
U. plans to scale back incoming class BY ANASTASIA MILLICKER ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
With a little more than 26,000 undergraduates students on the New Brunswick and Piscataway campus, the University welcomed its largest and most diverse incoming class this fall with increases in not only the number of first-year students, but also transfer and international students. After admitting the sizeable class, the University plans to cut the current 58 percent first-year admissions rate by 4 percent, said Courtney McAnuff, vice president of Enrollment Management.
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The University has 6,068 firstyear students to date enrolled in New Brunswick — 70 more students than last year, he said. “I think we’re at capacity with transportation, in classrooms and financial-aid wise,” he said. “We need to slow growth.” With the admittance of fewer first-year students, the University plans to become more selective, McAnuff said. “In New Brunswick, SAT I scores, with the average being 1,785, are up more than 7 points than last year and 300 points above the national average,” he said. “This is with three different sections: math, critical reading and
writing, with a possible 800 points in each section.” McAnuff said the University will continue growing, but in other ways instead of accepting more first-year students. “We are retaining more students, with 600 to 700 more returning students. We are graduating more, and more keep returning,” he said. “We are keeping this level consistent.” The student-faculty ratio is currently 13-to-1, but some lectures are more than 200 students, McAnuff said. Branden Fitelson, an assistant philosophy professor, said his class
About 200 community members congregated at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Lee Avenue in downtown New Brunswick for a forum discussion on getting justice from the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) almost a week after an officer shot 47-yearold Barry Deloatch. Bruce Morgan, president of the New Brunswick chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), moderated the forum, which was sponsored in part by his organization and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “I am very sorry we have to be here tonight under these circumstances,” he said. Deloatch was shot when a foot chase with two officers from the NBPD ended in a struggle in an alley near Throop Avenue and Handy Street. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital shortly after on Sept. 22 and died around 12:37 a.m., according to a statement from Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan. The investigation has not determined whether Deloatch had a weapon on him, Kaplan said. “I don’t know all the circumstances, but I do know the police stopped [Barry], he ran into an alley, and Barry isn’t with us anymore,” Morgan said. “I’m trying to bring people together tonight and I want us to … formulate a plan to make this the last death in our town.” Deborah Jacobs, executive director of the ACLU, said her
organization would focus on fighting for justice for New Brunswick residents. “Let’s face it, New Brunswick has had a troubled police department for a long time,” Jacobs said. “We wrote a manual on how to investigate your police department, we can do this with the power of the people.” Jacobs passed out cards to the congregation, with information about what citizens’ rights are when they are stopped by a police officer. “Read it and understand it and know what your rights are,” she said. “Your rights may not be respected, but if you remember to take a badge number down … we can file a complaint.” A number of community members offered their words to the congregation about corruption in New Brunswick and Deloatch’s case. Walter Hudson, a friend of the Deloatch family and a Salem County Community College student, said he came to New Brunswick when he heard a distress call. “I’ve been down to the crime scene. It’s quite strange that a man of small stature in a small space could get a bat and get a full swing on two officers,” he said. “Even if he did have something, they could have disarmed him.” Walter said the struggle for justice will be a long one but advised the congregation to continue. “It’s going to be a long drawnout process but we can’t get tired, people,” he said. “It’s time
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Project Civility continues second year on campus BY SARAH INTRONA CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Project Civility has reached the halfway mark of its two-year endeavor in educating University students and faculOPINIONS ty on the importance of kindness and Google makes it good manners toward others. easier to search The initiative was a co-partnership for some celebrities’ between Senior Dean of Students Mark sexual orientations. Schuster and Kathleen Hull, former director of Byrne Seminars. Hull’s Byrne class, “Ain’t UNIVERSITY . . . . . . . 3 Misbehavin’” used Johns Hopkins University Professor P.M. Forni’s book METRO . . . . . . . . . . 7 “Choosing Civility: The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct” as a textbook for OPINIONS . . . . . . . . 8 the class. The book ser ved as a model for the project’s mission, DIVERSIONS . . . . . . 10 Schuster said. “We originally wanted to have people CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . 12 think more respectfully and act more SPORTS . . . . . . BACK respectfully,” he said. “We wanted to create a vocabular y and goal around civility and tr y to get students to ONLINE @ reframe the definition, making it fresh DAILYTARGUM.COM to move it for ward.”
In the wake of Tyler Clementi’s death last year, the University and Project Civility gained attention from the media and support from the campus community with themes focusing on bullying. But “Words of Hate: Can They Ever Be Used,” a debate discussing if hateful words used from a disenfranchised group are more civil, jumpstarted this semester’s scheduled events last week at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. “By raising issues of civility in the public forum, Project Civility enables students to reexamine assumptions offered to them by the mainstream media and come together for a more productive discussion,” said Storey Clayton, coach of the Rutgers University Debate Union. Future events include looking at athletes as a culture in cooperation with Dena Seidel, director of digital stor ytelling at the Writers House, where videos of athletes that have come out will be shown, Schuster said.
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Benny Deloatch attends a community meeting in Ebenezer Baptist Church last night in support of his brother Barry Deloatch.
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Lecturer connects philanthropy to happiness BY ANDREW SMITH STAFF WRITER
With charity in mind, the University’s chapter of the philanthropic group, Giving What We Can, held a lecture Tuesday evening on the positive psychological benefits of giving. The organization, focusing on the general theme of ending pover ty by maximizing the effects of charity, framed giving in a dif ferent light by discussing happiness and its relation to giving, said Nick Beckstead, former president of the organization. “We made this decision to give a large portion of our future earnings to charity,” said Beckstead, a teaching assistant in the Department of Philosophy. “A question that many of us have is ‘How will that affect our own happiness and our own well-being in the long run?’” Boris Yakubchick, president of the organization, presented information on the science of happiness and its relation to the concepts of giving and charity. Starting with facts about the relative impact of charity, Yakubchick shared figures indicating that the total amount of money needed to save one person — defined as adding an additional 30 or more years to a person’s life — is $425. Assuming a person makes a yearly income equal to that of the national average, all they would have to donate is one percent to save a life each year, he said. Yetzenia Leiva, a member of the organization, shared additional facts about the relative impact of money that is donated. “It’s about 50 cents to give medicine to a kid who has worms in his stomach,” said Leiva, a Mason Gross School of Ar ts junior. “They can keep
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Boris Yakubchick, president of Giving What We Can, explains the Hedonistic Treadmill concept on Tuesday, which states that when an individual buys material items he or she will eventually get used to its presence over time and lose the initial feelings of pleasure.
being better, go to school and all it costs is 50 cents.” Despite the life-saving potential of donated money and charity, Yakubchick explored ideas that questioned whether or not giving has any effects on donor happiness. Discussing how happiness is correlated to wealth, he elaborated on the idea that across countries, people who earned the most were on an equal level of happiness in every compared country,
STATISTICS REVEAL INCREASE IN U. GRADUATES’ JOB ACCEPTANCE RATES AFTER COLLEGE Statistics found by the University’s Career Services indicate that last year’s batch of graduating seniors are faring better than past batches. The Quick Senior Survey, conducted by Director of Career Services Richard White, found that 31 percent of students who graduated last year found employment, according to a Rutgers Focus article. This number shows a five percent improvement over the University classes of 2010 and 2009 in which students had a far more difficult time finding jobs. Nationally, the average number of graduating college seniors with a job this year was 25 percent, according to the article. While the University boasted higher employment numbers in its class of 2011 graduating seniors, White said in the article that back in the 1990s, about 35 to 40 percent of students found jobs and believes that with the right attitude, students can once again reach that number. White said the key to finding a job is for students to realize the limits of the economy and to therefore be open to all offers, regardless of whether they believe it is of their standard. “Thinking back to the class of 2009, there was some real fear and anxiety and uncertainty [among the graduates] because as a country, let alone as a university community, we were going through an economic crisis that we had not seen since the Great Depression,” White said in the article. Students are more open to accepting any job offers, said Lauren Silver, who graduated from the University last May and is still on the lookout for a job. “Since I’m a fresh graduate, I haven’t have had time to get my expectations built up, so I won’t be let down,” she said in the article. White remains optimistic that, if students adopt a more flexible and proactive outlook, employment rates will continue to shift in the positive direction over the coming years. — Ankita Panda
despite the average income in that nation. “It’s not the absolute income that seems to matter the most to people,” he said. “It’s the relative income. A lot of people actually compare themselves to people that earn 10 to 15 percent more than they do.” Yakubchick discussed the Hedonistic Treadmill, a concept that states when a person purchases material items, despite initial happiness, he or
she eventually adapts to its presence and their happiness wanes. He said of all the purchases a person can make, those that benefit others have the most important, positive impact on personal happiness. Yakubchick said scientific evidence backed this claim demonstrating that pro-social spending activates the same regions of the brain that are activated by cocaine usage.
The University’s chapter of Giving What We Can opened last December with a kick off event that featured Australian philosopher Peter Singer as a guest speaker. “The members of Giving What We Can are people who have realized how easy it is to do large amounts of good in the world and who have made a commitment to give 10 percent of their income to the most effective charities they can find,” according to the website.
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CIVILTY: Participants hope goals last past program continued from front Eric LeGrand, a School of Arts and Sciences senior who suffered a spinal cord injury after a football game against Army last year, will speak at the Busch Campus Center Multipurpose Room Oct. 5 as part of “Civility Abilities I: We Believe in Eric LeGrand,” said Sattik Deb, director of student services for Labor Studies and Employment Relations. LeGrand will address questions on overcoming his disabilities in order to continue his aspirations in sports broadcasting and contributing to the community, Schuster said. “Civility Abilities II: Dr. Jennifer Matos and Panelists” will discuss the intersections of culture, race, gender, sexuality and class on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Cook Campus Center Multipurpose Room, he said.
“Do you Speak Caucasian?” on Schuster spoke at a student Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Brower affairs conference over the sumCommons on College Avenue mer on civility at the University of campus will discuss surveys from Memphis where they have comculture groups on campus, mitted and supported addressing Schuster said. civility for a year, modeling their A former NCAA football-captain- own program on Project Civility. turned-lawyer, Brian Sims, advocatA series of fireside chats, ing for the lesbian, debates and gay, bisexual and panel discus“I don’t think it transgender (LGBT) sions followed community will also Hopkins is Project Civility’s Johns be present, he said. University At this event, Professor P.M. final year. Schuster said athletForni’s kick-off I think it will just presentation last ic directors from the U n i v e r s i t y, including a take a new form.” year, P r i n c e t o n collaboration SATTIK DEB University and with The New Director of Student Services C o l u m b i a York Times on for Labor Studies University will sign “What Does and Employment Relations a pledge to continue Civility Mean to or become allies to Us?,” he said. LGBT athletes. By the end of The spring semester will focus the last year, Project Civility on the environment and commu- became too comprehensive in its nity service on global citizenship logistics, Schuster said. where Schuster said he received “We are continuing Project interest from students to having Civility this year,” he said. “But an all-day conference in March. we are scaling the breadth of it
T H E DA I LY TA R G U M because undergraduate education is giving little money and the Student Affairs office is supporting it.” Deb said he believed the initiative was successful from the beginning because it appealed to people across the spectrum by including a wide array of guest speeches and events. Although the initiative has reached its halfway mark, he hopes its ambitions and concepts will not be forgotten but transitioned and sustained by students. “I don’t think it is Project Civility’s final year,” Deb said. “I think it will just take a new form.” Some students, like Katelyn Hunt, a School of Ar ts and Sciences junior, have supported the continuing efforts of instilling civility on campus as something needed. “I think Project Civility is a really innovative thing because it brings to the table a platform for students to talk about things that need to be talked about,” she said.
Solar energy projects get $1 billion federal loan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Energy Department on Wednesday approved two loan guarantees worth more than $1 billion for solar energy projects in Nevada and Arizona, two days before the expiration date of a program that has become a rallying cry for Republican critics of the Obama administration’s green energy program. Energy Secretar y Steven Chu said the department completed a $737 million loan guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy for a 110 megawatt solar tower on federal land near Tonopah, Nev., and a $337 million guarantee for Mesquite Solar 1 to develop a 150 megawatt solar plant near Phoenix. The loans were approved under the same program that paid for a $528 million loan to Solyndra Inc., a California solar panel maker that went bankrupt after receiving the money and laid off 1,100 workers. Solyndra is under investigation by the FBI and is the focal point of House hearings on the program. SolarReserve LLC, of Santa Monica, Calif., the parent company for Tonopah, is privately held. The Energy Department said its rules prevented it from discussing the company’s financial information. Sempra Energy of San Diego, which owns Mesquite, is publicly held. Energy Department spokesman Damien LaVera said the two projects had extensive reviews that included scrutiny of the parent companies’ finances. Chu said the Nevada project would produce enough electricity to power more than 43,000 homes, while the Arizona project would power nearly 31,000 homes. The two projects will create about 900 construction jobs and at least 52 permanent jobs, Chu said. “If we want to be a player in the global clean energy race, we must continue to invest in innovative technologies that enable commercial-scale deployment of clean, renewable power like solar,” Chu said in a statement. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is a strong supporter of the Nevada project, which he says will help his state’s economy recover. Former Gov. Jim Gibbons, a Republican, also supported the project. The loan approvals came just two days before a renewable energy loan program approved under the 2009 economic stimulus law is set to expire. At least seven projects wor th more than $5 billion are pending. Rep. Clif f Stearns, R-Fla., chairman of a House energy subcommittee that is investigating Solyndra, said the impending deadline was no reason to complete loans before they are ready. “Solyndra was the product of a bad bet rushed out the door, and taxpayers are now on the hook,” he said. “We cannot afford DOE rushing out more Solyndras in these final hours.”
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SHOOTER INJURES TWO CITY RESIDENTS A shooter opened fire on two New Brunswick residents Tuesday night on the 300-block of Seaman Street in downtown New Brunswick, with the victims withholding details of the attack from investigators. Bullets struck a 33-year-old man in the arm and a 20-year-old transgender in the leg last night when they were sitting on a Seaman Street porch, said Lt. J.T. Miller, a spokesperson for the New Brunswick Police Department.
CLASS: University sees more international students continued from front sizes at the University are smaller than those he taught at the University of California, Berkley. “It’s smaller in comparison to what I’m used to. At Berkley, my classes were 200 to 300 students while here they are between 50 and 75 students — I like the smaller sizes,” he said. “Last semester, I had one course that was 45 students. That was too small for me.” Anne Gilber t, a par t-time lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, said the increase in admittance
The victims were taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where they received treatment for non-life threatening injuries and were since released. No information on the shooter is available as the investigation continues, Miller said. “[The victims] were very uncooperative with giving police information during the investigation,” he said. — Amy Rowe
has not affected her because the class size has been consistent. “I’ve been here for four years, and things have stayed the same because it’s been the same room. [Room 105 in Voorhees Hall] can hold the same amount of people,” she said. The University has increased in the number of transfer students and international students, McAnuff said. On the New Brunswick and Piscataway campus, there are 234 more transfer students — 2,382 students total, he said. “Half of them [are] from community colleges, and half from universities and colleges. We hope to keep that the same level,” he said.
There has also been an increase in international students, with most being from South Korea followed by China, India and Malaysia, McAnuff said. “We have about 500 international students. It’s up about 100 students,” he said. “Rutgers is becoming a popular name worldwide.” McAnuff said the University has a large number of international students admitted to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. “Alumni recruit more students, and it’s by word-ofmouth [that has helped the number of international students increase],” he said.
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Bruce Morgan, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s New Brunswick chapter president, serves as a moderator for last night’s forum at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
LOCALS: Cordeiro says issue should concern students continued from front for us to take our community back. I apologize to the Deloatch family that their brother had to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Deloatch’s brother, Benny Deloatch, said the gathering and the protests, which were held ever yday since the shooting and will continue, is beyond his brother. “If it were my choice, I want to clean the corruption up all across America,” he said. “I might have lost a brother in this situation, but what he’s about to do across this world is going to have so much impact on ever ybody for the rest of their lives.”
At the same time, Benny Deloatch said he would keep fighting in his brother’s name. “His spirit is telling me, ‘get them, they’ve done me wrong,’” he said. “I’m tr ying to get justice for my brother. I’m tr ying to stand up for something that’s right.” Tormel Pittman, who led each protest in the downtown area, spoke in a hushed voice because he raised his voice all week. “Since Thursday I’ve been in the streets of New Brunswick yelling and screaming, I wasn’t by myself,” he said. “There’s no card, no pamphlet, that can stop what these animals do to us.” Pittman said since everyone met up in the church last night, they could all assemble outside City Hall next Wednesday to continue their protests.
The for um opened and closed with a prayer from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s pastor, Gregor y Wallace. After the forum, some walked to Throop Avenue and Handy Street to see the scene of Deloatch’s death. President of the Rutgers University Student Assembly Matt Cordeiro, who attended the forum, said University students should be aware of the NBPD’s actions because it is responsible for their safety. “This is a city-wide issue that concerns students. The NBPD is supposed to protect them,” said Cordeiro, a School of Ar ts and Sciences senior. “It’s pretty deplorable the city hasn’t given a response to the Deloatch family. They’re supposed to represent the people and they’re falling shor t of their job.”
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Alpha Sigma Phi will be hosting a blood drive at 106 College Ave. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. This drive is particularly important because the New York Blood Bank had lost more than 4,000 units of blood due to the hurricane. You can email the local coordinator Jared for more info at JTamasco@nybloodcenter.org.
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. 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 Cook Campus. For more information visit rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu/farmmarket.htm
RU Hub City Clean Up Crew is sponsoring a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room. All donors will receive a free T-shirt and snacks. Save a Life – Donate Blood. For more info, please email Jared at HYPERLINK "mailto:JTamasco@nybloodcenter.org" JTamasco@nybloodcenter.org.
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Freaky Firsts will take place from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at RutgersZone on the Livingston campus. It will be a first to remember. There will be free food, free games and free prizes. All University students are welcome. For more information call Health Outreach, Promotion and Education at (732) 932-1965.
The Fourth Annual Skin Workshop titled, “Skin Reconstruction for Wounds, Burns and Deep Skin Trauma” will take place at 1 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building on 145 Bevier Rd. in Piscataway. The Rutgers Cleveland Clinic Consortium of Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (RCCC-AFIRM) will endorse the event, which draws more than 100 of the leading experts in skin healing and transdermal drug deliver y. Register online at www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=9891 80. For more information contact Christine Otto @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 445-0488 ext. 40001.
Rutgers Homecoming 2011 takes place this weekend. Highlights include the Rutgers University vs. Navy football game, pregame tailgate, wings bowl, Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards, Young Alumni Celebration, Alumni Leaders Conference and a historical walking tour. For more information and the Homecoming schedule, visit www.ralumni.com/homecoming.
The “Run for Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) 5K Charity Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk” will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the North Gate of Rutgers Stadium on Busch campus. Rutgers University Alumni Association will host the event. RAH is working to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from hunger. The proceeds from this event will help RAH fill food pantries, sponsor programs and increase hunger awareness. Pre-registration price of $20 for the 5K race and $15 for the one mile walk is available through Oct. 10 and registration on race day is $25 for the 5K race and $20 for the one mile walk. Run for RAH 2011 Tshirts are given out to all participants registered by Oct. 10. For more information and online registration, visit www.alumni.rutgers.edu, call (848) 932-2299 or email RunforRah@winants.rutgers.edu.
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Caribbean women communicate empowerment through artwork BY ZACH BREGMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER
University art history assistant professor Tatiana Flores collaborated with Middlesex Community College for a Caribbean art exhibit on display in the college’s Studio Theater Gallery. The exhibit, called “Disillusions: Gendered Visions of the Caribbean and its Diasporas,” features paintings, murals and traditional dress by female Caribbean artists who come from various locales including Puerto Rico, Haiti and Trinidad. Flores said the exhibition would represent women in many different ways and sheds light on themes in Caribbean art. “There are [also] representations of seeing the world through the eyes of a woman,” she said. “We look at the world in such different ways being from so many places in the world.”
Flores said she was happy to include Middlesex County College in the exhibition process and thought the space was appropriate. “I work regularly as a curator — I love working with contemporary artists and setting up exhibitions,” she said. “It’s really about building bridges between Rutgers and Middlesex. A lot of students pass by the Studio Theater Gallery because of its location, and we have murals that really draw your attention.” One artist, Vladimir CybilCharlier, said her drawings and assemblages were reflective of her family. One of her family members was an up-and-coming hip-hop musician who was killed in a random act of violence on the street. CybilCharlier adorned the photos with decorative beads to commemorate him and other family members. “[My work] is creating a dialogue with artists about the identi-
ty of women,” she said. “[Taking] something traumatic and ugly and making it beautiful was a way to deal with disturbing narratives.” Family members also inspired Asha Ganpat, an artist from Trinidad. Her three-dimensional array gave the illusion of objects sitting on a shelf that represent each of her family members. Her uncle’s symbol was a machete. “The first time I remember visiting my uncle in Trinidad was when I was in my grandmother’s kitchen, and he walked in after he spent about a month in the jungle, and he put his machete down and sat down in his chair and just stared and didn’t say a word,” she said. Ganpat also said her art was supposed to inspire conversation and interaction with Trinidadian culture. “In Trinidad among my family and in the immediate surrounding residential area, there is a
great deal of self-segregation between the genders,” she said. “When I visit, the women stay home and sit on hammocks and cook the food and take care of the home while the men go out and check out women.” Street artist Sofia Maldonado also had her art on display. She has painted for 10 years and often uses her surrounding environment as her canvas. “I generally touch on [the] theme of females, with a mix of Caribbean Latin females who are tall and powerful,” she said of her large-scale paintings that feature women wearing loud, punk-like clothing. Maldonado said she began graffiti art in Puerto Rico, where people embraced her art on the streets. When she moved to New York, she had a different experience when she painted her “hood girls” mural on a building’s wall,
which represented heavier women in an attempt to redefine notions of the classic beauty. She said a lot of people were offended and protested the mural, but she was still proud of the connection some felt to it. “Women from this Latin neighborhood in Connecticut felt it represented them. They were really happy that conversation was opened,” she said. “It [was] a new movement, breaking stereotypes and causing more self-awareness, and I like that.” The exhibit will run Monday through Friday until Nov. 8 at Middlesex County College’s Studio Theater Gallery. Flores hopes exhibition visitors who view the exhibition will gain a new perspective. “I hope people see the world through different eyes, and see the diversity of the feminine experience,” she said.
PERTH AMBOY POLICE OFFICERS SEARCH FOR CITY HALL BURGLAR Per th Amboy police of ficials are searching for the man or woman who broke into City Hall over the weekend. The intruder entered the building, located at the intersection of High and Market streets, through a wooden window panel situated by an air conditioning unit, according to a mycentraljersey.com article. The intruder kicked open the panel into the annex park of the building at some point during the weekend when employees arrived for work.
While many offices were broken into, Deputy Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz, said in the article that no valuable objects were removed and only a pair of sunglasses were missing. All officers returned back to their offices on Monday. Although this might be the first instance of burglary at the Perth Amboy City Hall, the building was subject to vandalism in the past, according to the article. There were cases of vandalism to a telephone pole outside City Hall last July, which resulted in disrupted
calls to three surrounding Perth Amboy buildings, including City Hall, Alexander Jankowski Community Center on Olive Street and the Perth Amboy Department of Public Works. In regards to last weekend’s burglary, the police have not made any arrests and are unsure of whether any juveniles were involved in the incident. Ruiz said in the article that he believes the incident is isolated. — Ankita Panda
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Google feature invades privacy
oogle has a new feature, which takes invasion of privacy to a whole new level. If you just so happen to be a celebrity whose sexuality the public has questions about, then you’re in a tough position. In one click, Google’s “gaydar” attempts to answer the public’s questions. Simply type, “is [name of the celebrity] gay?” and the search engine will do “its best” to supply the answer. If the issues weren’t obvious enough already, we have a few objections of our own. It just isn’t Google’s place to make guesses about people’s sexual orientations — celebrities or otherwise. The company’s capabilities expanded into Google maps, YouTube and a number of other services, but Google gaydar is hardly needed or wanted. It’s gauche. Apart from the ethics question, we believe there is much more to report on instead of guessing celebrities’ orientations. It is non-essential information that admittedly could be found only on the Internet, but Google was the last company we expected to resort to this. Instead, the search engine should make an algorithm capable of determining which politicians are or have evaded taxes and how much. Or maybe how much Google “thinks” Mark Zuckerberg is worth any given second. Either possibility would be more tasteful and relevant. On the question of privacy, there is an obvious problem with guessing celebrities’ sexual orientations. It is unclear how Google gets its results, and that may be suitable since most questionable celebrities aren’t fair game, and thus are not included in the results. Many straight and “outer” celebrities, however, are included. In either case, “outed” or not, there is bound to be a blunder at some point, creating a rumor that spins out of control, as many are known to do on the Internet. Nothing surprising there, with the definition of “viral” now being more widely used in reference to YouTube or other online videos. We are all curious to some degree. That’s why Us Weekly and People magazines continue to sell while The New York Times is losing revenue. People are interested and read only what they want to read, rather than the truth. Google’s so-called gaydar is an easily condemnable feature in the company Internet crown, and a hugely unneeded one. After all, we wouldn’t want our sexual orientation — straight or gay — to be outed online, and even less so when it is one of the largest corporations on the planet doing it.
NYPD must be held accountable
he “Occupy Wall Street” movement is into its 10th day and we have, perhaps unsurprisingly, seen a number of videos depicting police brutality and misconduct. The protests, which include several hundred people, have occupied Zuccotti Park near Wall Street since Sep. 17, and a 1,000 more joined this past Saturday. The cause behind the protests is the ever-expanding gap between rich and poor in the United States, and the government’s inability to do anything about it. Why then are police officers, claimed protectors of the people and the peace, seen using mace on peaceful protesters? Walking down the streets of New York City, one sees demonstrators on every corner, why then are the police targeting these demonstrations? Police officers who participated in brutality against the “Occupy Wall Street” movement should be prosecuted. They are not exempt from staying within the law, and even less so when the cameras are rolling. Twitter exploded with updates about a friend or a friend-of-afriend getting maced. And YouTube took it even further with videos of the violence. In one of the videos, a girl is seen walking on the sidewalk as part of the protest when an officer sprayed her with mace. Another shows a man walking along with the demonstration when police decided to apprehend him, even though, as seen on video, he did nothing wrong. The police officers are facing an overwhelming number of accounts of brutality, and something must be done. The truth behind the protests is purely economical. For the first time in a long while, students in particular are standing up against their oppressors. For the first time, knowledge of the financial situation and the youth’s future sparked outrage. According to The Washington Post, the average college graduate carries more than $27,000 in debt at graduation, and more than 85 percent of the Class of 2011 moved back home. It is the protesters’ right and, to themselves, duty to be outraged. What has occurred so far has been peaceful and largely calm. This non-threatening method of protesting warrants protection from authorities rather than bullying. Perhaps as long as the slow recovery — which is sometimes questionable as well — persists, demonstrations will go on, too. But the answer to a peaceful protest should not be brutality, especially on part of police officers.
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had an interesting con“I always wonder about versation on a long ride what to order when I’m on a to Boston this summer. date,” he told me. “As an I had bolted from my internauthority on etiquette, what ship near 42nd and 5th are your thoughts?” I told Streets in New York City him I had never thought right at 2 p.m. to catch my much about it. Why should reservation on the Peter Pan you even be worrying about COURTNEY SHAW bus departing from Port what you order? I argued Authority, seven blocks that the point of a dinner away, at 2:30 p.m. As I settled into a miraculously date is to enjoy getting to know the person sitting open row of seats, I spread out my bags and preacross the table from you, not the food either one of pared to eat a very late lunch. The bus was set to you is eating. leave in two minutes. I had finished a crazy workAlex had a counterpoint. “If I order a sandwich week, I was about to spend two days with my best that’s falling all over the place, I’m stuck with greasy friend, and I could finally slow down and have a sandwich bits on my hands. Plus then I am in the meditative meal by myself. I was in a very Zen state awkward position of either putting it down and pickof mind. ing it back up while trying to talk or eating it all in Then one last passenger hurried onto the bus. one go.” Touché. The best bet, we both decided, There were two open seats left: the one next to me, was to order something that you could eat with a and one next to a scowling bearded man. The pasknife and fork, because it keeps your hands clean, senger nudged me —“Is this seat taken?” I really and it gives you the freedom to take breaks to talk. need to improve my own intimidating scowl. “And then,” he continued, “what does it mean if So I put my lunch down and cleared away my you order the same thing as the other person? Does stuff, my inner-Zen rapidly disapit mean you are afraid to make your pearing. “I’m so glad I caught this own decision?” I had never thought “When it comes to bus!” he told me. “Man, I’m starvof dinner as being so complicated. ing. I skipped stopping at Chipotle the conversation reminded me dating, it is absurdly But to make sure I made it on time. But of the type of article Cosmopolitan I made it!” I looked down at my food runs in a dating section: “If he easy to think guiltily. I had yogurt, which definiteorders a bacon cheeseburger with of things to worry ly had to be eaten, but I resignedly extra onions, is it a sign he’s not slipped the rest back into my bag. thinking about kissing you goodand obsess over.” As a commuter, I had already night?” or “What His Food Choices learned that it is bad etiquette to eat Reveal About Him: A man’s go-to when someone is sitting directly next to you — you meal or dessert says a lot about his personality, relaare both stuck in those seats together, and they tionship style, and even what he’s like in the sack.” might not be as enthusiastic about the raw onions That second one is a real article — Google it. on your salad as you are. On top of that, this kid was The bottom line is that when it comes to dating, hungry. I guess my lunch could wait. it is absurdly easy to think of things to worry and My new bus-buddy struck up a conversation obsess over. Dinner dates are arguably the most despite my initial grumpy attempt to be unsocial. He stressful scenarios — there is just you, your date finally won over my attention by knowing more and your food, with no outside distractions to about the author of the novel I was reading than I relieve the tension. Yet they remain popular for did. (Mario Vargas Llosa’s “Aunt Julia and the good reason. Dinner gives two people the opportuScriptwriter.” Read it.) nity to talk to each other while enjoying a good His name was Alex, and he was a medical stumeal, because generally speaking, everyone loves dent at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in the city. I food. If you try to use what you order to project a told him I was an intern at a publishing house and a certain image, you are only hurting yourself by senior majoring in English and history at the taking the first step toward a dishonest represenUniversity. “I guess you like to write?” he deduced, tation of your likes and dislikes. Are you a man so I told him that in fact, I wrote an etiquette column who enjoys fizzy pink cocktails? Go for it. If you for the school paper. And, since we were both quite SEE SHAW ON PAGE 9 hungry, the conversation naturally turned to food.
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SHAW continued from page 8 two are hitting it off, it should serve as an interesting conversation point, and if not, do you really want to be seeing someone who bases their impression of you off the color of your drink? I hope not. My only advice for how to best conduct yourself on a dinner date is to relax. A good date rides on how you respond to the situation at hand, and chances are if things go well, the food won’t be the most important part of the time you spend together. Take my bus ride for example. In some respects, it was the worst possible dining situation — we were hungry, tired and dreaming of food we almost got the chance to eat — but it was saved by a great conversation. By the time we made it to Boston, I had forgotten to resent Alex for taking my “Zen meal time” away from me, and I even gave him my phone number when he asked for it. Next time, though, our dinner date had better involve some food. Courtney Shaw is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in English and history with a minor in French.
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Free speech should work both ways Letter EHUD COHEN
here is an oft-quoted phrase regarding the reverence this nation holds toward freedom of speech, and one that Tuesday’s commentar y, “U.S. persecutes proPalestinian sentiments,” also mentions: “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” And what a wonderful sentiment this phrase evokes. But its inclusion in the commentar y also highlights the commentar y’s underlying hypocrisy. Interspersed among various strong opinions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the author implied that the actions of the Ir vine 11, a group of University of California (UC) Ir vine and UC Riverside students who were found guilty of disrupting Israeli ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at their university, were justified in that they were simply practicing their right to free speech in a public forum. But what about the ambassador’s right to be heard, his right to speak as he
was invited to do so? What right simple yet power ful form of did the Irvine 11 have to infringe protest. Possibly these nations on his rights? I feel the need to did not even approve of the point out what the columnist Iranian president’s presence in seems to have forgotten: “I may the assembly forum in the first not agree with what you say, but place, but they, in a dignified I will defend to the death your protest, did not actually interright to say it.” rupt his speech. Why didn’t the There are many ways to Irvine 11 try this if they felt the protest and practice your right to need to be present for Oren’s be heard. But they speech? Why didshould never be at n’t they just conthe expense of “But opinions can duct a counter someone else’s event or demonnever be allowed rights. Why didn’t stration, leaflet the Irvine 11 simthe speaker or to drown out the ply protest outside hold signs in opinions of others.” the back? the lecture hall? Or, if they wanted The Ir vine 11 to be seen by the were found guilty attendees of the event, why not of conspiring to disrupt and subpractice the same form of silent sequently disrupting a lawful protest as our world leaders? meeting, which they did. Er win At the United Nations Chemerinsky, dean of UC General Assembly this past Ir vine’s law school, denounced week, as Iranian President the prosecution, saying “the fact Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was that conduct violates a law does making his planned speech, the not mean that it should be prosUnited States and the 27 ecuted,” noting that prosecutoriEuropean Union members all al discretion tends to take into walked out silently, while account whether those being Canada and Israel boycotted the charged have already been disspeech entirely. There was no ciplined or if there is a necessity interrupting, no outbursts from for their sentencing. But the the forum — just a walkout, a dean also rightly said, “The
First Amendment does not protect the right of people to go into an auditorium and tr y to shout down a speaker.” The author of yesterday’s commentary has strong opinions and a strong voice. And as surely as the author wrote an op-ed, the author wishes for those opinions to be heard. But opinions can never be allowed to drown out the opinions of others, nor can anyone, on any side of any conflict, be allowed to disrupt a peaceful and lawful meeting. Perhaps the sentence was, as Chemerinsky called it, harsh, as the university had already disciplined its students for their actions. But for the author of yesterday’s column to imply that these students were not at fault for impeding on the ambassador’s right to be heard is shameful. Silent walkouts, loud and vocal protesting outside the halls — these and various other forms of protest exist. But impeding another’s freedoms through protest is not free speech — it’s repressive. Ehud Cohen is a School of Engineering senior majoring in electrical and computer engineering.
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leadership rubs off on team continued from back Between waking up a 7 a.m. to lift, practicing tennis for three hours a day and traveling to tournaments across the East Coast, finding time to study in a strenuous field is practically impossible. Not only has Slatnick continued to be a leader for her team, but she also found time to score in the top percent on her MCATs. “Leonora is a ver y hard working athlete,” said Scarlet Knights head coach Ben Bucca. “She is ver y disciplined in what she does, and she is so determined on the court. For example, in her match last weekend she wasn’t feeling well, but she didn’t use that as an excuse.” Slatnick’s perseverance made her a standout studentathlete for Rutgers, and she hopes her hard work will set an example for her LEONORA t e a m SLATNICK mates. “It actually feels really weird being a senior, but I love it,” Slatnick said. “Me and the rest of the seniors get along really well. It’s fun being in charge of the team, deciding on what we do and pretty much being a role model for our younger kids.” With the senior leadership the Knights have, Slatnick remains confident her team will find plenty of success this season. “In my experience, ever y time the team is cohesive and gets along, that’s when we play our best tennis,” Slatnick said. “So that’s a huge factor for us. We have a really competitive team this year with a lot of talent, and three freshmen that bring a lot to the table. I’m really excited to see how we do this year.” Slatnick knows leading Rutgers to a Big East title will not be easy, and although her leadership is an important key to the Knights’ future accomplishments, they also have to keep up the same winning drive. “There’s a whole new dynamic to this team, especially with all the freshmen and because we lost one of our seniors.” Slatnick said. “By the end, it’s ver y hard to come to practice and keep up the intensity ever yday. It’s exhausting. I think our biggest challenge is maintaining a high level throughout the competition season so we can win the Big East.” Slatnick is a shining example of what it means to be a studentathlete at Rutgers. She knows about sacrifices in order for her to achieve her goals. Even with her final year looming, Slatnick remains as selfless and determined as she was when she first arrived from Austin, Texas. If there is one thing Slatnick learned through her four years, it is what it takes to be a winner, as well as a role model. “It’s about representing Rutgers as a whole and not just playing for yourself,” she said.
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Junior defensive tackle Scott Vallone, a Central Islip, N.Y., native, returns to the Carrier Dome for the second time in his career.
been back and forth, and it’s actually helped me,” said Francis, third year together in trenches who owns 13.5 career sacks. “I say this all the time: Dealing with my versatility, it’s definitely continued from back helped me with my strength, my “We’ve just got to get out of our pad-level and my pass rush capastances quicker and get off the ball bilities and my run stop capabilifaster,” Francis said. ties, as well.” “Be more precise on There is no “Just a bunch our blitzes and be looking past the more precise on our duo’s cohesiveof fighters. Guys pass rush games — ness, one that that aren’t going just getting the job improves both done basically. It’s their skillsets, to lay down. That’s they said. not an easy thing to get done. If it was an Good friends what we’re about.” easy thing to get off the field and SCOTT VALLONE done, every one partners in the Junior Defensive Tackle would do it.” trenches, Vallone With Francis and Francis are and Vallone alongeager to make side each other in the trenches new memories Saturday, when the for the third season, the duo Knights visit the Carrier Dome. remains more than confident in It all starts with attitude, and its pass rush abilities. the Knights have it, according Francis, who shifted around to Vallone. the line for Schiano in his career, “Just a bunch of fighters,” appears especially zoned in. he said of the team. “Guys The Opa-Locka, Fla., native that aren’t going to lay down, now settles in at tackle and is guys that are going to keep grateful for how his time at defenighting through the tough times sive end improved his game. and keep fighting through “It’s been quite a journey, basithe good times. That’s what cally a roller coaster ride. I’ve we’re about.”
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REDEMPTION: RU plans to bounce back after win continued from back Georgetown presents the nearest one. The Knights look to improve upon their 2-1 loss to Villanova on Saturday for the rest of conference play. “Not only is it a Big East team, but it can make or break our spot whether or not we make the playoffs,” said senior midfielder Bridgette Sands. “We made it a little harder on ourselves by losing to Villanova last week, so here on out, all the Big East games, we put more pressure on ourselves.” Rutgers broke out of its losing streak Sunday against Bucknell because its offense took off in the 3-1 win. The Knights hope to earn similar results against the Hoyas (2-7, 0-1). “We definitely want to bury them early and make sure they have no shot at winning the game,” Sands said. The Knights could not put it away early a year ago in their last meeting with the Hoyas. The game went neck and neck until Catherine Shugrue, who leads the Hoyas with four goals, buried a rebound off a save from goalie Vickie Lavell to end it in overtime, 4-3. But Rutgers heads into tomorrow’s matchup with more momentum than Georgetown — losers of four straight — after the Bucknell win. One number stands out to the Knights about their win: 11 penalty corners allowed. Head coach Liz Tchou said they have to reduce the figure if they want to compete in the Big East. “We gave up a lot of corners, so inside the 25 we can’t allow that many corners because opponents still have the opportunity to put the game away,” she said. Sophomore goalie Sarah Stuby only allowed one goal to Bucknell from the corner shots, but Tchou wants the rest of the defense to improve in order to prevent those opportunities.
WORD ON THE STREET
utgers women’s basketball for ward April Sykes was selected to compete for the USA squad in the upcoming women’s Pan American game. The senior from Starkville, Miss., joins 10 college athletes and a high school senior on a roster that will try to defend the team’s gold medal. The Second-Team All-Big East member was the first Rutgers player in three seasons to score 30 points and led the team in double-digit scoring games with 24 last season. The team opens up competition on Oct. 21 under head coach Ceal Barry.
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Senior midfielder Kat Rodziewicz last played against Monmouth, and her absence in the midfield makes defending Georgetown’s corner shots on the fly even more imperative. “We have to be stronger [defending] the ball,” Tchou said. “We need to be able to protect in the circle better. We need to get pressure on the ball a lot quicker than we are.” Senior midfielder Kat Rodziewicz’s absence because of injury makes it even more important to defend the Hoyas’ corner shots on the fly.
The Knights filled the void Rodziewicz left on offense against the Bison with their three-goal effort. To maintain such results, Rutgers looks to get quicker shots off against the Hoyas. “We definitely have improved our positioning in the circle to be able to get rebounds,” Tchou said. “We
need to look for shots a lot sooner at the top of the circle. We have to get the goalie more off-angle.” The Knights can take away the promise they showed in the first half of the season more than anything. But they look to turn that promise into wins in the second half, starting with Georgetown.
it will appeal some of the sanctions imposed on the football program. But it will not appeal those imposed on the tennis and track programs. These sanctions came after the school was found guilty of providing improper housing and transportation to 63 prospective athletes. The school had hoped that the self-imposed sanctions would get them out of probation, but that was not the case.
NEW YORK JETS
Nick Mangold and cornerback Antonio Cromartie sat out of practice yesterday while they worked with team trainers. Mangold suffered a high ankle sprain that forced him to miss last week’s loss against the Oakland Raiders. Cromartie suffered bruised ribs and a bruised lung in the game against Oakland. Both Mangold and Cromartie are labeled as uncertain for the team’s upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES quarterback Michael Vick says that there is no doubt that he will play this week against the San Francisco 49ers. Vick’s status was unclear due to a bruised non-throwing hand sustained after taking a hit from New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty in last week’s game. Initially Vick’s hand was thought to be broken after he had an X-ray, but head coach Andy Reid revealed it was just swollen and bruised. Reid said the false initial reading came from a blood vessel over the bone that made it appear as if Vick’s hand was fractured.
THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS may have to play a season without star quarterback Peyton Manning, and yesterday they placed two defensive starters on Injured Reserve. Rutgers product and Colts captain Gary Brackett and safety Melvin Bullitt both suffered shoulder injuries that require season-ending surgery. With two open roster spots, the Colts signed quarterback Dan Orlovsky and linebacker A.J. Edds.
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Knights finish near bottom of tourney BY JOEY GREGORY
Arkansas—Little Rock beat out Northern Illinois by eight strokes to win the tournament, The Rutgers men’s golf shooting 3-under par 573 team did not finish where it as a team. hoped at the rain-shortened Arkansas also had the top two 36-hole Cardinal Intercollegiate finishers, including Nicklaus e a r l i e r Benton, who shot a 7-under 137 MEN’S GOLF t h i s to win the individual title, topRUTGERS 621 w e e k ping teammate Alfred Kerstis by at the two strokes. 17TH PLACE par-72 Fourteen players shot under Cardinal par, including five eagles. Club in Louisville, Ky. One bright spot on the squad The Scarlet Knights fin- was the consistent play from ished 17th out of 18 the two freshmen teams with a score and Walters. of 621. Stockl and Kim Sophomore captain broke 80 in both Doug Walters, who rounds and posted the finished with a 148 second- and third-best and tied for 29th scores for the place, led the team. Knights, while Walters True freshmen Jacob paced the team for Stockl and Hyung the second consecuMo Kim followed tive tournament. DOUG Walters on the team, Walters was also WALTERS both posting solid four th best on par scores in their second colle- threes in the tournament, giate tournament. boasting a total of 1-under. Stockl placed tied for 71st The team is now entering a with a 156, and Kim finished layoff of nearly 20 days — its right behind him with a 157, longest of the season. good for a tie for 74th place. Rutgers will need to Junior co-captain John take advantage of that practice Fagan, who shot a 160, and time in order to improve sophomore Jonathan Renza, on their results of the last who carded a 171, rounded out two tournaments. Rutgers’ scorecard. The Knights’ next chance Considering the team is the Connecticut Cup on Oct. shot similar scores at the 10 in Stor rs, Conn., at last tour nament, in which Ellington Ridge Countr y Club. the Knights finished sixth Following the tournament in out of 16, this was Connecticut, they will end undoubtedly a stronger field their fall season on Oct. 22 in than they saw at the Bethlehem, Pa., for the Lehigh Rutgers Invitational. University Invitational. CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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Sophomore cornerback Jordan Thomas (29) may see increased repetitions in the secondary against Syracuse. Thomas continues to return kicks with classmate Jeremy Deering.
FOOTBALL PRACTICE NOTEBOOK
T HOMAS BY STEVEN MILLER SPORTS EDITOR
Growing up 45 minutes from the Syracuse campus, Jordan Thomas has a rare opportunity to return to New York for Saturday’s Big East opener. Surprisingly, it is also his first chance to visit the Carrier Dome. “I’m looking for ward to going home, seeing my friends and family again, and finally stepping foot in the Carrier Dome,” said the sophomore cornerback. “It’s been a long time coming.” Thomas had 16 confirmed family and friends making the trip from Endicott, N.Y., at last count, and they could potentially see Thomas play an increased role. He will continue to return kickoffs — that much is certain — but he could also see his first real playing time on defense after lining up last season as a running back. Head coach Greg Schiano previously said he would not hesitate to play Thomas, but redshirt freshman Gareef Glashen came off the bench last week against Ohio. Thomas did not. “[We might] mix it up and get some fresh guys on the field,” Schiano said. “Maybe fatigue is part of our issue. We were chasing guys all over the place on Saturday and I assume we’ll be chasing them again.”
READIES FOR HOMECOMING Although he is new to the position, Thomas brings an ability to win those races. He set a sectional record in the 200-meter dash at UnionEndicott High School — an area that supports Penn State as much as it does Syracuse. Thomas played cornerback and safety there, but Rutgers used him as running back as a true freshman, when he led the team in rushing. Then Schiano asked him to switch to defense. “I knew coming in it was going to take time,” Thomas said. “I knew I was going to have to grind. I knew it would be a process. I’m still getting adjusted to it, but it’s coming along smoothly.”
back Jeremy Deering has not yet caught up to the rest of the Scarlet Knights since missing most of training camp with lingering concussion symptoms, and Schiano does not expect him to. “I don’t know if you ever catch up because the guys who got in camp are now moving for ward from there,” Schiano said. “I don’t believe in catching up. What we’re tr ying to do is get him the things he’s going to do only, so we can get him perfect at doing those. That’s our goal.” For Deering, that is earning occasional carries, catching the ball out of the backfield and lining up wide, and returning kicks, which he did for the first time against Ohio.
Marvin Booker could see his first action Saturday after suffering an undisclosed injur y before the season opener, which he still started. “I didn’t think so at the beginning of the week, but maybe now,” Schiano said. “He’s got a chance. He doesn’t look 100 percent, but he has a chance.” Booker repeatedly suffered setbacks since the injury, which forces him to play through pain, but will not get any worse. Schiano removed the Piscataway High School product from the two-deep depth chart earlier this week in favor of sophomore Marcus Thompson.
regret at not making Syracuse tight end Nick Provo — one of Orange quar terback Ryan Nassib’s top targets — a bigger target of his own. Rutgers recr uited the 6-foot-4 Provo out of West Palm Beach, Fla., but did not heavily pursue Provo, who has 15 catches for two scores and averages 11.7 yards per catch. “We recruited him,” Schiano said. “We ended up not going, and I’m sure he doesn’t forget that, either. We probably made a mistake there.”
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Defensive tackles travel to Dome with clean slate BY ANTHONY HERNANDEZ ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Defensive tackles Scott Vallone and Justin Francis both remember the last time the Rutgers football team paid a visit to the Carrier Dome. FOOTBALL It was not pretty. The Scarlet Knights defense surrendered 31 points and 424 total yards in an eventual 18-point loss to the Orange. Vallone, a junior, does not have many fond memories from the game. “I don’t remember too many good things the last time we were up there,” Vallone said. “We’ll definitely be ready to go this time — there’s no doubt about that.” With the swarming defense head coach Greg Schiano put on the field through the Knights’ first three games, it is easy to take Vallone’s word for the defense’s preparedness. The unit recovered eight forced fumbles — four last week against Ohio — in its first three games of the season and ranks 21st in the nation with five interceptions. But the numbers most relevant to Vallone and his senior accomplice up front are 12 and 28. They are the Knights’ respective sack and tackles for a loss totals prior to taking on Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib and his offense. Their total of 12 sacks is good for 14th nationally and second in the Big East only to Connecticut, which owns 13 sacks to date. Along with the squad’s reinvigorated knack for causing turnovers, a greater focus on pass pressure is also a key to Schiano’s defensive philosophy. “We’re just tr ying to get after the quarterback as much as possible and make tackles behind the line of scrimmage,” Vallone said. Vallone and Francis each recorded half a sack Saturday, when the front four combined for 2.5 total sacks. The pair now leads the team with the same total. But Ohio had its fair share of big plays, one of which was a one-handed touchdown grab in the first quarter over junior safety Duron Harmon. Schiano praised the numerous circus catches Ohio registered, but also acknowledged there were many factors in the plays. A lack of pressure up front may have been one of them, he said.
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Junior defensive tackle Scott Valone (94) and senior teammate Justin Francis lead the Knights with 2.5 sacks each through the team’s first three games of the season. Overall, the defensive unit combined for 12 sacks, good for 14th nationally.
Georgetown offers RU redemption
Veteran guides team in final year on Banks
BY JOSH BAKAN
BY T.J. NAGY
The Rutgers field hockey team began its season with a win and ended the first half of its season with a win. FIELD HOCKEY But all the games in between GEORGETOWN AT did not bear such RUTGERS, positive results for TOMORROW, 3 P.M. the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers (2-7, 02) hopes to turn its season around against Georgetown tomorrow at the Bauer Track and Field Complex. The Knights entered the season with hopes of securing a spot in the Big East Tournament. Despite a seven-loss skid, only two of those losses came against Big East opponents. Rutgers has four more opportunities to improve its Big East record this season, and
Being a senior at Rutgers can be a difficult thing for any stuTENNIS dent, let alone the captain of the tennis team trying to get into medical school. But that is exactly what Leonora Slatnick is doing. Working toward graduation with a major in cell biology and neuroscience, Slatnick per formed above and beyond expectations both on the cour t and in the classroom. “It’s dif ficult being an athlete and being pre-med at the same time because there’s a lot of time constraints,” Slatnick said. “Tennis has taught me how to balance and how impor tant it is to make sacrifices for what I want to do later in life.”
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Senior captain Bridgette Sands leads the Scarlet Knights tomorrow against the Hoyas. The Knights look to win their first Big East game of the season.
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Published on Sep 29, 2011