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Council talks city’s rezoning effects, concerns BY ANASTASIA MILLICKER ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
As protestors and news crews crowded the stairs of the third floor of City Hall, their efforts did not interrupt the original meeting planned by the New Brunswick City Council. With a majority of votes, the council passed an ordinance that permits a greater density of people to live in one unit of property, with one nay from council Vice President Rebecca Escobar. The amendment addresses the rezoning proposal, essentially allowing a landowner with limited land to build tall skyscrapers. The rezoning would allow city business owners to arrange property into larger lots by allowing taller buildings to be built, said Glenn Patterson, director of the Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development. “Five thousand square feet is the minimum [property size for a residential area] for New Brunswick, except in for certain zones on the other side of town [opposite of the hospital], “ he said. With taller buildings, more people could live on one piece of property, specifically allowing 50 people per 100 square feet, Patterson said. “It’s not going to change some of the existing properties but some may be affected,” he said. Norma Hoffman, a homeowner on Hardenberg Street, said grants were given to the community to beautify the neighborhood, but this rezone would impede the efforts. “They want to make our quiet, somewhat tree-lined neighborhood into a giant wall, and they want to start by buying a big parking deck on the first floor,” Hoffman said. “Our days of two- to three-story houses are giving way to 25-story apartments.” Hoffman said the neighborhood was once considered peaceful but is no longer because of the construction. “In terms of one giant building budding another 20-story building, where is the parking?” said Jadwiga Karanieviac, a homeowner on Condict Street.
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With support from protestors, civil rights activist Walter Hudson pushes the New Brunswick City Council last night at City Hall to meet ralliers’ demands regarding the shooting of 46-year-old Barry Deloatch.
Protestors storm council meeting BY AMY ROWE ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
They came for justice and will not be silenced until it is served. “We’re fired up, and we’re not going to take it no more,” said Walter Hudson, a civil rights activist and friend of the Deloatch family, which two weeks ago lost a brother and a father in a shooting involving two officers from the New Brunswick Police Department. Community members, who protested nearly every day since the police shooting of 46-year-old Barry Deloatch, flooded City Hall last night during its bi-weekly city council meeting and asked council members to meet their demands. Hudson wrote a letter and distributed a copy to the council members, asking them to send a letter of condolence to Deloatch’s
sons on behalf of the city and for the city to cover the cost of Deloatch’s Saturday funeral. “I have no problem sending a letter of condolence,” said Robert Racine, city council president. Although he could not promise that the city could pay for the funeral, he said he would call Mayor Jim Cahill today to ask him if this is something the city could do. “What they need is support in dollars. I’ve spoken with the Deloatch family every day, I am in the fight, and I am in the struggle,” council member Jimmie Cook Jr. said. Cook said the protestors brought back memories of his time protesting in New Brunswick over issues of police brutality years ago. “If you think I’m sitting on the side of this table and not feeling for the family, then you’re wrong,” he said. “This is not a New Brunswick problem but an epidemic across the country.”
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Eric LeGrand shares hope at Project Civility
INDEX UNIVERSITY English singer Dana Gillespie is bringing the love to the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus.
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Hudson said the protest was moved to the city council meeting because it gives community members an opportunity to see what their elected officials do for them. “We need to see about our elected officials’ incompetence in destroying the safety and welfare of the city,” he said. “We need to pack the meetings each and every time so people can [remind officials] they work for them, not the other way around.” Salaam Ismmail, a civil rights activist who worked in New Brunswick for 20 years, asked the council to arrange a public forum on police misconduct so citizens’ voices could be heard. “It makes you hear the problem and see some long-term actions,” Ismmail said. “Get rid of some of the racist cops that continue to walk the borders of New Brunswick.”
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DAILYTARGUM.COM ESPN Director Kory Kozak and School of Arts and Sciences senior Eric LeGrand join Project Civility last night to present a video of progress over the past year.
What is civility? A student not cutting class short by packing up his things early, bridging the political gap between Jewish and Muslim students on campus or a community rallying around an injured athlete. Project Civility presented its progress over the past year with the help of Kory Kozak and Eric LeGrand last night in an event on Busch campus titled, “Civility Abilities I: We Believe in Eric LeGrand.” “We couldn’t think of anybody who represented transcending a challenge in our community better than Eric LeGrand,” said Senior Dean of Students Mark Schuster as he opened the event, inviting Kozak and LeGrand. Kozak, an ESPN director and University alumnus, presented his feature video of LeGrand, his mother and sister, telling LeGrand’s story from the game against Army a year ago, to his current recovery.
“Seeing how the community rallied around Eric made me come here to do this,” he said. “Eric is a great guy, and I wanted to make sure it came off that way, his strength would come out.” In a familiar air of optimism, LeGrand shared his own story of taking classes at the University and his plans for the future. “I think of the future and all the people I have impacted. It is my responsibility to get better after all these people supported me,” he said. “If it was up to me, I’d up by now, but I have to be patient.” He said he felt the support of everyone around him, and it gave him strength to continue, believing one day he will walk again. LeGrand described his typical day to the audience — therapy, eating, class, TV, relaxing, doing his routine at home, bike and friends.
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OCTOBER 6, 2011
LENDING A HELPING HAND
Concert integrates music with love BY RAYMOND WANG CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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Emma Fehrenbach of East Brunswick, Rosemarie Dixon, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, and Stephen Abel, director of Veteran Services, pack care boxes last night to send to troops abroad.
STUDENTS PROTEST OLD QUEENS TO LIFT PAY FREEZE AGAINST UNION WORKERS Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops returned to Old Queens on the College Avenue campus yesterday to repeat a two-day sit-in similar to last semester when students protested tuition hikes, but this time security prevented students from coming in. The 10 participating University students planned to protest against the freeze on union workers, demanding it be lifted, according to a Star-Ledger article. After budget issues caused a 2010 decision to cancel raises, some professors and other unionized workers feel the University violated their contracts, according to the ar ticle. “It’s money that should have been paid in the first place,” said Steven Manicastri, a School of Ar ts and Sciences senior, in the ar ticle. Though students were unable to get inside Old Queens, President Richard L. McCormick came out and protesters tried to present him with a toiletplunger to represent the plight of workers who cannot get a raise, according to the article. McCormick rejected their symbol and said the University wants to pay the raises, and it is currently working with unions and an arbitrator to settle the dispute, according to the article. While there is a pay freeze for union workers, protesters asked McCormick why the decision does not apply to some of the athletic coaches, according to the article. He said those coaches have separate contracts from union contracts. “We do not see how investing in an athletics department instead of an academic department furthers the goal of making Rutgers a respected and competitive institution of higher learning,” said a letter students wrote to McCormick.
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Dana Gillespie, an English singer with more than 60 albums recorded under her name, will be spreading the love on campus Oct. 9 at her concert in the Nicholas Music Center on Cook/Douglass campus. The “Love the Love” concert is a tribute to Sathya Sai Baba, a spiritual leader in India whose followers included Gillespie. Sai Baba passed away six months ago on April 24, said Sunil Lekhi, one of the organizers for the concert. “The intent [of the concert] is to spread love. Love is the beginning, the crux and the end of it,” he said. Gillespie is still unsure of what she is going to sing because it will depend on how she feels during the performance and on what the audience wants, Lekhi said. “She’s letting the spirit move her,” he said. Dr. Samuel Sandweiss, Sai Baba’s psychiatrist, said Gillespie performed an extraordinary concert at the University of California, Irvine. “[Gillespie] sang with 17 world-class musicians, and everyone just had rhythm and drive that you couldn’t imagine,” said Sandweiss, a producer and organizer of the concer t in California. “The sounds [were] just phenomenal.” Gillespie sings a combination of Eastern, Western and New Age music, with sounds from East India and Asia, Sandweiss said.
He calls Gillespie’s music and style of singing especially inspirational because he believes it speaks to people across the globe. “It’s something you really want to hear — it’s full of a lot of life and brilliance,” Sandweiss said. “Because it’s an amalgam, people will feel comfortable with the live rhythm. It really brings people from all walks of life together because music speaks to everyone universally.” Lekhi describes Gillespie’s music as sincere and would not be considered mainstream, but unique. “The main thing is that you feel something in your heart,” he said. “While doing that, you’re actually being who you are. It’s natural and relaxing, and [it] brings yourself closer to your true self.” The concert is in large part an effort of the Sathya Sai Baba Society, an organization of the spiritual gur u’s students, Lekhi said. The purpose of the organization is just to promote values, said Lekhi, who is also a student of Sai Baba’s teachings. Truth, righteousness, peace, love and nonviolence are the basis for individual and world peace. “We just tr y to carr y Sai Baba’s message by spreading love. The inspiration is there, and we tr y to carr y it out with our lives,” said Robert Bozzani, a member of the Sathya Sai Baba Society. Bozzani said a key aspect of the spiritual leader’s message is to stress less and live in harmony.
“As we begin to love, ever ything gets better,” he said. “If you want the world to change, change yourself.” As an expression of his spiritual teachings, Sai Baba has taken on several public projects, including the creation of a free education system, free medical care and a program that brings clean drinking water to people in need daily, Lekhi said. Sai Baba’s school, which runs from kindergarten to the Ph.D level, is based on character development and leadership and is one of the top colleges in India, he said. Meanwhile, his hospitals provide complicated heart and kidney surgeries for free. “If you look at the definition of love, it is really to give without expectation. Giving unconditionally — that’s the kind of love we all have in our hearts. The question is, how do we express and expand that love and share it with others?” Lekhi said. For some, the answer is music. “Music has a ver y special place,” Sandweiss said. “It’s the language of angels, it touches the heart really quickly. When it gets in there, you start to feel inspiration and love and hope that things will get better.” He said students who attend Gillespie’s concert could leave with a newfound sense of peace. “You must leave [the concert] with a smile. You’ll feel it, it’ll make you happy,” Sandweiss said. “When you feel unity and it makes you smile, that’s worth a million bucks.”
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HOPE: Football player says friends still treat him the same continued from front He shared what gets him through his days besides his family and friends. “I am just trying to get better, do something good,” he said. “Humor is a way to get through, got to laugh, but I know when it’s time to be serious, and I know when it’s time to joke.” LeGrand equated his teammates’ and his training for the football team to his recovery, saying at times it is just as tough. “[I’ve] been in [head football] coach [Greg] Schiano’s program for two years, and my boys can back me up, it’s not easy,” he said. “And you got to fight through and that’s the only way that I can do anything.”
He was happy watching his teammates play and see the team succeed even without him. “I see my friend catch a pass, and I’m happy,” he said. “I’m sitting there shaking and screaming.” Kozak asked LeGrand about his toughest times following the incident and what the difficulties were immediately after. “The hardest part is not being able to take care of my own self,” LeGrand said. “I miss my boys, just hanging out, playing video games, but it’s still not the same as it was before.” He said times at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation were perhaps the hardest, knowing his family was out there waiting for his return. LeGrand was glad his friends joked with him the same as before.
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“People can treat me the same way, because I know I’m the same person,” he said. He also mentioned he did not like the word “disability” and instead preferred “the best of your abilities,” as it had a more optimistic connotation. “When you believe in yourself and you believe in God, the sky is really the limit,” LeGrand said. “If you have a vision and dreams, you can accomplish them.” LeGrand’s recover y is still under way, drawing inspiration from another college football player, Adam Taliaferro, whose neck was broken after a big hit in 2000. He said Taliaferro saw himself walk after a year of rehabilitation, despite doctors giving him a 3 percent chance of recovery. LeGrand said he would have to learn to wait.
“I was never a patient person, always on my feet. I’ve got to learn this game of patience,” he said. In a joking manner, he gave advice to the audience on how to treat people in his situation. “Try not to go for the handshake,” he said. Among the large audience was Jarrett Johnson, a School of Engineering junior, who found LeGrand’s speech inspiring. “There are a lot of things people can take from the story and apply to themselves — how he strives, his efforts,” Johnson said. Carla Katz, a professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, brought her class to the event. “Eric LeGrand was a labor studies major,” she said. “I think it is a great experience for my students to see someone who has really overcome so much hardship.”
COUNCIL: Some complain about noise from U. students continued from front “What is the purpose of the Gateway Project?” Karanieviac said the Gateway Project seemed to focus on the rich rather than the working class and that the issue of parking has been apparent for years. “We brought up the issue of college kids running in between parked cars and students in and out with multiple cars,” she said. “I understand this is a college city, but you want to put more apartments up and there is no parking.” Karanieviac said the construction in the area surrounding her street caused living dilemmas in terms of noise and increased renovations. “I lived in my house all my life. My family owned the house for more than 60 years and it’s changing,” she said. “Nobody told me that they are putting a business at the end of the street. This wasn’t here 60 years ago. It showed up within a matter of days.” Karanieviac recently had to rearrange the bedrooms in her
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New Brunswick City Council members listen to citizen concerns over the city’s construction projects and noise from University students last night in City Hall.
home because of noise complaints about college students. “I understand Rutgers is right there, but I have the only family-owned house on the block, and I just had to move the bedrooms to the back of the house to help with the noise,” she said. “Families still live on this block.” But Patterson believes the amendment would be
beneficial for the working-class population in New Brunswick as well. “You’re in walking distance of the train station, the University and the hospital,” Patterson said. Karanieviac argued the aesthetic appeal would be depreciated because of the uneven buildings. “I don’t want to wake up one mor ning and have a brick
wall on my patio,” she said. “I have a three-stor y home and you want to build 25 stories.” Karanieviac said the ordinance was not right for the families living in the city. “You know they already have a shovel ready and a building in its preliminar y stage,” she said. “It’s disappointing.”
PROTESTORS: City council in favor of discussion continued from front Rebecca Escobar, city council vice president, was supportive of holding a forum. “We work for the residents of the City of New Brunswick. I support having a public hearing, not just on police matters,” she said. “I do believe as city council members we must listen to the citizens of New Brunswick.” Council members listened to various community members speak about the relationship between police officers and the community in New Brunswick. Pedro Showell, whose brother Andre Showell was arrested during last Wednesday’s protest for throwing a water bottle at an EMS worker, said police officers should be questioned more. “People in law enforcement basically have a free pass to do what they want to and [questions] go unanswered,” he said. “Something has to be done to change community relations. We need to know that the people are being heard.” He also said Cahill’s meeting Tuesday night at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Lee Avenue did nothing to appease those concerned in the community. “[Cahill] showed up last night two weeks too late,” Showell said. “We want to hear someone here say they’re going to rectify the situation so things like this will never happen again. Their job is to protect and serve, not beat, kill and abuse.” Racine said he was willing to work with Showell after the meeting about community relations, but could not relate to losing a loved one as Showell and the others in the room did. “We need to tighten up and be better with our police and community relations,” he said. Benny Deloatch, Barr y Deloatch’s brother, said the NBPD needs to set a better example for the community. “We need to set this right so this fire can get turned [over],” he said. “My mouth is big because that was my brother. My family is under a lot of stress financially. We did not expect any of this.” Benny Deloatch said the council members should be aware of corruption in New Brunswick. “You know there’s a bunch of corruption here,” he said. “When is anyone going to be man enough to say, ‘enough is enough?’ The corruption is outrageous. My suggestion is to clean the whole house and clean all of y’all out.” Barry Deloatch was shot in an alley near Throop Avenue and Handy Street on Sept. 22 after running from police, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan. A single bullet in his side pierced his aorta, causing his death shortly after the incident. Investigators are still determining whether Deloatch had a weapon on him that he used against the police officers, Kaplan said. The officer’s gun from the shooting and the bullet recovered are among 38 items that were sent to outside labs for forensic analysis, he said. Some called for the arrest of the of ficer who shot Barr y Deloatch. “Until we get the results of the investigation, the call for an arrest is out of order,” said William Hamilton, city attorney. “Forensic evidence is being looked at, but it takes a while.”
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Superintendent proposes solutions to fix City education BY YASHMIN PATEL CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Superintendent Richard Kaplan of the New Brunswick Public School District addressed issues regarding student test scores and proposed solutions that he believes will raise the quality of education in New Brunswick schools. Despite past measures to improve test scores — such as the school district’s progress with the No Child Left Behind Act and passage of state monitoring, in which they check up on student academic progress — more needs to be done, Kaplan said “What we’re not doing is blaming the victim, which is the implication,” he said. “The only way kids are going to learn is not because I come up and talk. It’s going to be what the teachers are teaching and how they can teach the child.”
Kaplan believes there are three basic things that can tackle the issue of test grades, which include curriculum, style of teaching and quality of tests. With a public school, Kaplan said everyone has the opportunity to learn. “We’re here to educate all the children, no excuses, because all children can, will and must learn,” he said. Robert Belvin, director of the New Brunswick Free Public Library, said in order to meet success, New Brunswick school officials should encourage parents and students to be more involved together. “I mean it’s a challenge. It is an enormous challenge, and I think that if you boil down everything that [Kaplan] says, it’s meeting the challenge of educating the child with ever yone’s help,” he said.
But Kaplan said students’ grades are not the only pressing concerns surrounding New Br unswick’s education system. Officials also face a problem with overcrowding, which concerns not only Kaplan but other residents in New Brunswick. The school district is now 16 percent over capacity, he said. “We are at the point where we need to take a look at our facilities — like Roosevelt, like Livingston, like Lincoln — and do something because we are overcrowded,” he said. In response to the problem, Livingston Elementary School on Delavan Street is using four trailers, Kaplan said. School of ficials are looking to build another school called Red Trust but have not been able to due to the lack of funding from the state government, he said.
School officials have not been able to act on these problems because of how the state government limits the district’s ability to respond to situations that go on in the New Brunswick schools, such as a leaking roof or broken boiler, Kaplan said. “I have to fill out a 27-page report, then it goes down to the bureaucrats and then they send out a team to see if it’s an emergent project, and they come out and see if it’s due to a maintenance failure or some emergency condition,” he said. If the issue is an emergency situation, then it will be funded, but if it is a maintenance issue, then they are expected to fix it themselves, Kaplan said. “But there’s a rule that says you can only spend up to this much money — $500,000 — so they tie your hands,” he said. “They don’t tie your hands in East
Brunswick, they don’t tie your hands in Highland Park, they tie your hands here.” Breaking away from these more serious complaints, Kaplan expressed his passion for music through his idea of enhancing the music curriculum and quality offered at New Brunswick schools. “We know that in terms of brain stimulation for kids, the arts is a great way to stimulate the kids,” he said. “It’s not always baseball or sports, but other types of mind things.” One New Brunswick resident finds such programs to be of great importance for a student’s intellectual growth. “I think it’s very important for kids to be able to learn some kind of instrument,” said Jennie Schisher, who lives in the city. “It gives them a different perspective on life, and I think it helps them to learn in other ways to.”
MAN’S DEATH URGES POLICE OFFICERS TO SEEK RESIDENTS’ HELP Police officers in Old Bridge are asking residents to come forward if they have any information about the death of a Hispanic man, Heriberto Ferreira, 32, who was struck on Monday by two vehicles on Route 9. The accident occurred at 10:30 p.m. near Fairway Road, according to an nj.com article. The vehicles in the left lane of the highway’s northbound lanes hit Ferreira.
One of the drivers of the vehicle was Gregor y Jawikzik, 57, a Freehold resident, who stopped at the scene of the incident, but the second driver fled. At the time of the collision, Ferreira was seen walking across the highway, from the west side to the east side, according to the article. He suffered many injuries and was pronounced dead by the time police arrived at the scene.
Officers initially found personal documents on the deceased’s body but could not be sure if those documents actually belonged to Ferreira, said Captain Robert Weiss in the article. Police officers ask that anyone with information about Ferreira’s death and the second driver contact Officer John Bulin.
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Hungarian culture lives despite population drop BY MATT MATILSKY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The American Hungarian Foundation (AHF) and Institute for Hungarian Studies at the University are facing their respective difficulties lately because of an increasingly scattered community and diminishing enrollment. The Hungarian population in New Brunswick, which at its peak boasted one-third of the city, has decreased in recent years, said August Molnar, the 84-yearold co-chairman of the AHF. But this has not discouraged people from going out of their way to visit the foundation, he said. Nobuko Hori, a former employee at the foundation, said people drive hundreds of miles to the foundation’s headquarters at 300 Somerset Street in New Brunswick. “People would call up, ask for directions and say ‘I’m coming in from Maryland,’” she said. “I was amazed that people would come that far.” The Hungarian Heritage Center (HHC) ser ves as the home of AHF — an organization devoted to preserving and communicating the story of American Hungarians through the cultural contributions of its members, Molnar said. The foundation’s primar y focus is to raise awareness of the city’s rich HungarianAmerican histor y. “The overall mission has always been to connect Hungarians and Hungarian Americans with the Hungarian culture,” Hori said. Contributions are preserved in a museum at the HHC, which features rotating exhibitions showcasing a wide range of Hungarian folk art, and in a library housing more than 60,000 titles, some dating back to the 15th century, Molnar said. The AHF is closely linked with the University, Molnar said. Students are able to check out books from its libraries, and its doors are open to anyone interested in learning about Hungarian tradition. Before his work started at the AHF in 1989, Molnar created a Hungarian studies program during his time as a professor at the University. It later developed into the Institute for Hungarian Studies at the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Hungarian studies program was created in 1959 after the Hungarian Revolution, Molnar said. During this time some 200,000 residents fled Hungary, and many ended up in New Brunswick. Molnar said the AHF attempts to inform Hungarian Americans of the work their ancestors accomplished but is also careful to target those who are not of Hungarian background. The foundation aims to not only attract both Hungarians and Americans, but to integrate the two cultures, he said. “I don’t look at America as the melting pot — I’d rather look at it as a mosaic,” he said. Hori said working for the foundation translated into increased participation in her own cultural identity. “When I was at Rutgers I was at one point [the] president of the Japanese Club,” she said. “A lot of the ideas I had for the club came from working so closely with Professor Molnar.” Hori graduated in 2010, around the time when technology threw a cur ve ball at the AHF and the Hungarian studies depar tment. “I think one of the issues is the vehicle [we] use to communicate with the younger generation,” said Greg HadjuNemeth, executive director at the AHF. This development is less than a decade old, said Hadju-Nemeth who was enrolled in Hungarian studies at the University and graduated in 2002. At this time, there was a deeper bond between the foundation and the University, HadjuNemeth said. “When I was at Rutgers we used the [AHF’s] librar y excessively,” he said. “The nice thing about that is that it’s directly connected.” Hadju-Nemeth’s background is entrenched in HungarianAmerican heritage, he said. His grandfather snuck his grandmother, father and three of his uncles out of Hungar y to escape the revolution. He said he speaks Hungarian with his family and English when he goes to work. He encourages this sort of balance for Hungarian-Americans. “New Brunswick has certainly changed in the past century,” he said.
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What do you think of the new University bike rental program?
PRIYANKA PATEL ERNEST MARIO SCHOOL OF PHARMACY GRADUATE STUDENT
“It’s good until its gets too popular, and it might get too dangerous. But if it gets too popular, maybe they’ll build better bike lanes.”
“It really doesn’t affect me because all my classes are on one campus, but as a commuter if I do decide to ride a bike, now there is an option.”
MARISA DELMANTO SAS JUNIOR “The reason I don’t bring a bike to school is because I would have to take the wheel off if I try to fit in my car. If there is already an option maybe I would.”
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“I considered getting a bike, but [this] would be a lot cheaper. I wouldn’t necessarily use it, but it’s a great idea.”
The cost of a renting a bike for the semester.
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The number of students who can apply for the pilot program.
The grant from the Rutgers Energy Institute that jumpstarted the rental program.
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New cellphone laws protect consumers
here is a lot of controversy over whether cellphones are actually dangerous to users. While the World Health Organization (WHO) considers them “possible carcinogens,” it also recognizes that more studying needs to be carried out on cellphone radiation before a definite link is established between mobile communication devices and cancer. Plus, readers would do well to remember that WHO’s list of possible carcinogens also includes coffee, an item which pretty much no one is up in arms about. The city of San Francisco appears restless on the question of cellphone radiation, unwilling to wait for any conclusive evidence to be drawn. Legislators passed a law this summer requiring cellphone providers to alert consumers to the existence of radiation and give them general information about what it is and how to reduce exposure. Of course, the phone companies themselves are not taking the news well. The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) is filing a lawsuit against the new laws, arguing that it is unnecessary, harmful, and infringes on the cellphone industry’s First Amendment rights. We say the CTIA has no reason to be so upset — other than to save their wallets, of course. As we admitted above, there’s still no definite connection between cellphone radiation and cancer. It could be no more dangerous than the other background radiation we’re exposed to every single day. But San Francisco’s law is still justified in that it takes the “better to err on the side of caution” route. It doesn’t require cigarette-like warning signs on the side of cellphone boxes. All it calls for is the distribution of information to consumers, who deserve to be informed about their purchases in the first place. In fact, the law shouldn’t even have to intervene in this matter. Cellphone companies should have been giving their clients a heads-up all along, especially considering the fact that these companies are calling the new law unnecessary. The CTIA should see this law as akin to the laws in New York City that require chain restaurants to post their calorie information on their menus so that customers know up front just what they’re getting into. The calorie counts are not warning signs of impending death — just full disclosure. San Francisco’s law is the same way. The customers have a right to know what they’re getting into, and that right doesn’t step on the First Amendment rights of the CTIA in any way.
USTR puts business profits over people
ay what you will about former President George W. Bush, but the initiative he began in 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has been a resounding success. To date, PEPFAR has given billions in AIDS relief to 15 developing nations by relying on the distribution of generic medications to help treat those who cannot afford treatment on their own. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama’s administration looks to be completely undermining this humanitarian campaign thanks to a new trade deal that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is negotiating. These negotiations, named the Trans-Pacific Partnership, seek to establish stricter intellectual property laws, which would place severe limits on generic medications and allow American pharmaceutical companies to build monopolies overseas. The result would be far more expensive medications, which would greatly hinder relief efforts in every country in which PEPFAR currently works. If these negotiations succeed in the USTR’s favor, it would be utterly disastrous for worldwide AIDS relief. The USTR claims that these stricter intellectual property laws would provide incentive for U.S. drug companies to develop and provide medicine. Even if the incentive did spur the companies to work harder on distributing medications, the fact that these medications would be expensive brand names, as compared to their generic counterparts, would make them less available to the global poor. The aim of PEPFAR is to help those who cannot help themselves. If the medication becomes more expensive, then PEPFAR will only be able to provide very limited amounts of it, as opposed to the amount they can provide at the current costs. This would have the inevitable result of hindering a large portion of AIDS victims from receiving relief. It’s ironic that these negotiations would be taking place under the Obama administration, seeing as Obama himself has been such a champion of health care for everyone. This is the exact opposite of that tenet, focusing on benefiting big pharmaceutical companies instead of those who are suffering at the hands of disease. Relief efforts practically hinge on the availability of generics. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would essentially do away with these generics, potentially putting thousands upon thousands of lives at risk. When it comes to a disease like AIDS, the people suffering should be the focus of all efforts. Instead, big businesses are once again looking to cash in, disregarding human lives in the process. This negotiation cannot succeed. It would be far too costly in terms of human life.
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Heed cry of Wall Street protests
ear student of histheir paradigm — bought tor y, woe is the with their media meal sovereign that has vouchers — every day. neglected the call of its There is no basis for public. I would be ver y advocating on the behalf of careful to call the mirrored the Fortune 500 as they cr y of scattered masses themselves slash workSTEPHAN LISZEWSKI wrong, which is what you, forces. The trickle-down sir, have done in your coltheory belongs in a joke umn, “Protestors, please use logic.” What’s book, and hopefully one day it will be there to stay. worse: reading a columnist who is lacking in Fortune 500 companies may be the prestige of human empathy or being mislead by the misAmerica, but they are not the economic engines nomer of having a logical conclusion as a certhat power this country. tainty in the ver y time of upheaval? I am eating in It is quite easy to see the motives behind the Livingston Dining Commons as I write, subscribprotests as the middle class becomes marginaling to The Daily Targum columnist advocating ized and income levels remain stagnant. The the logic of clinging on desperately to the status share of income gains going to the top 1 percent quo in the badly played drama in front of us. I between 2001 and 2006 was more than 53 percent. would rather pull up a dainty lawn chair in front The United States has moved away from a mixed of George Washington’s statue on economy cluster and entered the Wall Street, pull out my laptop and stages of the capitalist oligarchies. “The trickle-down call in sick to work. It is clear to see that a portion of Apart from that, you have litthe population has been neglected theory belongs tered your presentation with irreland not neglected by bankers, but evant issues and terrible analoby those they keep employed in in a joke book.” gies to belittle the protestors’ government. This protest is not an ver y credible grievances. Maybe answer to a single string of events, you have been sleeping the past three years, but but a motion upon all events, and the only directhe status quo has failed you, good sir. It is time tion in which the protestors mean to move is forfor the realization that such a failure is all you ward. They do not ask anyone to lead or follow. need to have in order to give rise to a multitude You travel for yourself. of voices. Frankly speaking, the compensation that priviCalling the protestors “illogical” and “hippie leged financial engineers receive is indefensible, children” is just the red herring of the situation. for they are nothing more than shuffleboard playOne can “Marcus their words” any color they ers pushing around the fruits of others. Like like, but the response of the protestors is organstreet peddlers pushing their wares, their finanic and resolute. The Wall Street protestors do cial products — or as I like to call these instrunot need an intellectual leadership to succeed, ments, imagined capital creations — are pushed and it is fortunate that they do not because their onto their clients, and fortunately, when they protest is not an ideology or Mar xist. Rather, it is become over-leveraged the United States unconscious, such as the kinship one feels in becomes their benefactor. But, oh, how they wish nationalism. Their protest is a natural response this jester dressing in red, white and blue would to the relative deprivation due mostly in part to disappear but still leave his bag of money behind. our economy. Some would argue that it is the To stare this natural aggregation of protesters, case of decremental deprivation, when expectaeach with an independent will, in the face after tions go up and capabilities go down. So rather looking at the disproportionate increase of wealth than being regressive and circling the wagons in to the 1 percent and have the audacity to call for an attempt to wait out their grievances, they less regulation is the only thing that is possibly choose to be progressive and act and will their asinine. Up until the end I gave you the benefit of power outward. When the masses gather they being ironic. are never wrong. Of course there will be radical rhetoric, but nothStephan Liszewski is a School of Arts and Sciences ing worse than witnessing the other half parade senior majoring in history and political science.
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Atheists should publically embrace their identities Letter GIANCARLO CHAUX
here are places in this world where I would face execution for writing this editorial. Blasphemy, defined as a lack of respect for God, is punishable by death in several countries across the globe. But as we all know, the United States does not support such laws. This is the land of the free thinkers, a country founded on secular principles and an equal respect for all beliefs. Right? I wish that were the end of this story. The dark truth is that atheists remain one of the leading targets of discrimination in the United States. Last June’s Gallup poll revealed that, out of a list including minority groups such as gays, African Americans and Mormons, atheists were identified as the most ill-received faction in America. In fact, 49 percent of those polled claimed that they would not vote for a presidential candidate if they
were an open atheist. Intolerance directed toward “non-believers” can come in many forms. Occasionally it can be subtle, but other times, not so much — the repeated denial of membership to atheists by the Boy Scouts of America comes to mind. So, what’s with all the negativity? As is usually the case with prejudices of this kind, the culprit is ignorance. Citing an atheist’s lack of religious beliefs, bigots usually go on to make negative assumptions about the individual that move beyond what can reasonably be inferred. The simple truth is that a belief in God says as much about a person’s moral character as hair color says about their intelligence. Attempts to find a correlation have failed time and time again. Atheists can take away lessons from other groups that have campaigned against discrimination in the past. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, for example, should be looked at as a model of effective anti-discriminatory campaigning.
The strategy of “coming out,” or in other words, disclosing your sexual orientation, has been used to bring isolated members of the LGBT community closer together as well as to raise consciousness in a public manner.
“Atheists remain one of the leading targets of discrimination in the United States. ” Likewise, atheists too should “come out” with their beliefs. Many people have not had frequent contact with atheists, and so their information can only be drawn from the negative stigmas that are usually found floating around. People need to realize that atheists can come in all shapes and sizes — the sweet old lady who lives next door, the pickpocket at the train station, the philanthropist leading the
Daily review: laurels and darts
ho says the University’s football program doesn’t do any good? Since last October, the Rutgers University Touchdown Club has been donating football game tickets to Integrity House, a substance abuse recovery house. While most attendees at the football games take the tailgates and fun for granted, a day at the stadium makes a real difference for members of Integrity House. We give the Rutgers University Touchdown Club a laurel for its philanthropic efforts. *
local fundraiser and yes, perhaps even the person kneeling at the church pew on Sunday who is still hesitant to break away from tradition. It is up to the atheists themselves to come out and show that they are simply too diverse to be grouped together by sweeping stereotypes. It has been said that universities foster the seeds of change. The young minds of today will shape the world of tomorrow. In keeping with this notion, I propose that atheists at the University begin to raise consciousness amongst their peers in an attempt to stop future discrimination before it begins. This should not be taken as a call to arms, but rather a request to be true to your own beliefs. Atheists need to support each other, as it is becoming increasingly clear that no one else will step in. To borrow one last line from the LGBT suppor t campaigns — “You are not alone.” I can now proudly proclaim that I do not believe in God (or
a deity of any form), but believe me when I say that my hesitation prevented me from saying it for a long time. Coming from a religious background, I am fully aware that the publication of this belief of mine may alienate family members, cause some of my “friends” to lose respect for me and even threaten my future chances of being elected for public office. But, the relief that comes from being open about my convictions outweighs these negative consequences. And if I inspire others to do the same and to fight discrimination in any way they can, then I’ll know it was the right decision. Religion in America has become an almost untouchable taboo. So sensitive is this institution that even proclaiming to be an atheist can be deemed offensive. To this I say, let our presence be known. If this is enough to rock the boat, then so be it. Giancarlo Chaux is a School of Arts and Sciences junior.
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Instead of leading to sweeping deportations, Alabama’s strict immigration law led to exactly one detainment. To make matters worse, that detainee was residing in the state legally. Police arrested Mohamed Ali Muflahi last Friday and, when he couldn’t produce documentation of his legal status — which is illegal under the aforementioned law — police figured they had an illegal immigrant on their hands. On Monday, however Muflahi cleared his name, proving his legal status. We give a dart to Alabama for making such a bumbling maneuver.
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OCTOBER 6, 2011
Today's Birthday (10/06/11). Love plays a big part in the near future, whether it's love of beauty or a romantic relationship. When you feel the urge to create something artistic, go for it. It takes courage and focus. Follow your dreams, and share them with those you most appreciate. 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 — The stress you've Today is a 7 — When things get been under is easing now. You can tough, turn to your friends. Take make anything happen through your time to get it right, and call strong (not loud) communicafor reinforcements, if needed. tion. Be thoughtful and considerEmotion wins over logic today. ate, and gently repeat if needed. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Work quickly Today is a 5 — You may notice (but carefully), so you can focus increased pressure (especially on family matters today. You're around finances), but don't earning brownie points as well worry, you'll think of something. as experience and are almost Find support with friends, and ready to move to the next level. let off a little steam. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — If there's a solution Today is a 6 — Too much of a to the problem, why worry? If good thing could cause problems there's not a solution, why worry? ... the solution of which could Apply insights to a family dilemma. serve as a platform to invent Double-check your appointments. unprecedented innovations. Set Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — aside notions of "good" or "bad." Today is an 8 — Stick to practiCancer (June 22-July 22) — cal morning routines. Writing or Today is a 5 — Some of the recording projects can be profthings you try won't work. This is itable today. Apply your grandhow you find out what does. mother's wisdom to a problem Don't be too hard on yourself for smooth results. (even if you think you deserve Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — it). Take breaks outdoors. Today is an 8 — Things may not Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is go according to plan, so prepare an 8 — You're being challenged. to shift as needed. Trust the There's a tendency to fall into an structure that you've built. argument now. It's best to avoid There's more work coming in. trouble and continue working Craft your vision statement. towards your common goals. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today Today is a 6 — You don't always is an 8 — Listen to the wisdom of have to say "yes." Give up a fanyour elders. Their experience can tasy to discover a new reality save you trouble. Focus your energy that's been hiding there all towards productive adventure. You along. It's better than what you may find an answer in a dream. thought you wanted. © 2010, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.
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POSITIVES: Rutgers battles without Correa, Setchell continued from back was out for the game with an undisclosed injury. On the other side of the field, the Knights offense had to operate without second-leading scorer JP Correa, who was suspended for the game due to penalties. “I think when you go on the road and you are playing the No. 2 team in the country and you don’t have JP [and] you don’t have Setchell, it kind of puts everybody on high alert,” he said. “Everybody knows that for us to be competitive and to have the best chances, we’ll have to be working and fighting and doing all the right things every second of every play. The Knights also had to play a man down after the 71st minute, when junior midfielder Robin Brown earned a red card for a sliding tackle, ending his night. Despite the momentum shift for Maryland, the Knights still held on until the overtime period. “Quite honestly ... I didn’t think it was a red card, and that obviously changed the entire complexion of the game,” Donigan said. “Even then, we still didn’t change a whole lot being a man down. We were still outshooting them, and I think we had some great chances. We were going toe-to-toe with them in my opinion.” Maryland marked the last stop on Rutgers’ out-of-conference schedule. The remainder of the season features seven Big East games in a row. For Donigan, sending the nation’s No. 2 team into overtime was the perfect tune-up for the final portion of the season. “At the end of the day you come away with a loss in overtime, but it’s one of the top programs in the country, and I was very happy and very proud of my team,” Donigan said. “It is definitely something to build off of and feed on coming into conference play now.”
EQUAL: Knights practice poise, positioning on offense continued from back better quality shots,” said head coach Liz Tchou. The Knights’ lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Columbia on Sunday came from junior for ward Cornelia Duffin. The Columbia defeat was the first game since the Villanova loss in which the Knights only put one point on the board. It was also another game in which Tchou noted the Knights’ main problem of finishing on offense. “That last part where the ball goes in, we need to make sure that we’re poised, make sure our body position is there and our footwork is there,” she said. “Ball release needs to be quicker, and we need to get into our spots a splitsecond sooner.” The finishing problems were much more prevalent in the darker time of the Knights’ season, when they put themselves in a hole with their 0-2 Big East record. Rutgers has a chance to put it behind them when they start the next leg of Big East play at Louisville. “We’re a lot harder on ourselves [since Villanova],” Noda said. “We’re taking more responsibility on the mistakes that we’re making.”
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Junior defensive tackle Scott Vallone (94) and senior teammate Justin Francis combined for a sack Saturday of Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. The pair returned the Scarlet Knights’ only significant experience along the defensive line.
ROTATION: Trio of RU freshmen see time on d-line continued from back The trio was busy Saturday at Syracuse. “The fact that coach [Schiano] is able to show confidence in them to put them in the game, that just shows the level of development they’ve had so far,” said junior defensive tackle Scott Vallone. “It’s going to be a big thing for not only the dline, but the whole defense.” Vallone credited Stephenson’s athletic ability as an impetus for his early playing time. Stephenson joins Jackson and defensive tackle
Kenneth Kirksey as the most freshmen to earn time on the field in recent memory under Schiano. Stephenson earned the praised of Francis, who also saw the field as a true freshman. “Daryl, he’s always in my back pocket,” Francis said. “He’s always asking me questions or picking my brain, and I love that.” The Sayreville War Memorial High School product arrived at Rutgers as one of several defensive line recruits, including Max Issaka and Marquise Wright. Both Issaka and Wright originally committed to Pitt, but defected to Rutgers once Pittsburgh unloaded its coaching staff, with four members landing in Piscataway.
Neither earned Stephenson’s early playing time. “He’s still learning to play with good pad level and use his hands,” Vallone said. “His football instincts and things like that, that’s what’s really gotten him on the field.” Vallone rarely left the field last season, when he and Charlie Noonan earned the bulk of the reps at defensive tackle. Down a tackle after LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injur y against Army, Schiano leaned on Vallone and Noonan down the stretch. Kirksey’s arrival and sophomore Isaac Holmes’ development lessened the starters’ burden this season at the position.
“Ike Holmes, he’s able to spell me whenever I need it,” Vallone said. “There’s no hesitation putting him in because the coaches know Ike knows his stuff.” Schiano acknowledges he needs as many capable bodies as possible against Pittsburgh, which likely will not wait for Rutgers to keep pace. He at least has the numbers to do so. “You really have to be ahead of the game,” Schiano said. “The problem is sometimes players don’t let you know they’re exhausted. That’s my job and coach Galiano’s job to watch those jerseys. If they’re breathing heavy we have to get them out.”
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LOST FOR SEASON
BY STEVEN MILLER SPORTS EDITOR
WORD ON THE STREET
t. John’s men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin will undergo surger y today to treat his prostate cancer. The Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York will perform the procedure, and Lavin will rejoin the team after a recover y period. The coach is 47 years old and was diagnosed with the disease last fall. When the cancer was detected, it was still in the early stages, making it very treatable.
League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers returns to the Bronx tonight for the deciding Game 5, with the Tigers sending Doug Fister out to the mound to take on Ivan Nova. According to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, his ace C.C. Sabathia will be an option out of the bullpen, while Tigers manager Jim Leyland rejected the idea of throwing his ace, Justin Verlander.
THE NEW YORK METS will undergo some coaching changes for the 2012 season. Bench coach Ken Oberkfell, first base coach Mookie Wilson, third base coach Chip Hale, and bullpen coach John Debus will not return to the Mets for their next campaign. Hale was invited back for 2012, but declined and was hired by the Oakland Athletics.
F ORMER B OSTON R ED Sox manager Terr y Francona will fill in for broadcaster Tim McCar ver for the first two games of the ALCS. McCar ver needs minor heart surger y, which leaves his seat next to Joe Buck in the broadcast booth vacant while he is in recover y. Nearing his 70th bir thday, McCar ver is expected to return to FOX for Game 3. It marks Francona’s first experience on the other side of the microphone.
running back Arian Foster and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers were named Of fensive Player of the Week in their respective conferences. Foster wasted no time in his first full game of the season, totaling 155 yards on 30 carries in the team’s victor y over the Steelers. Rodgers broke his career-high, throwing for more than 400 yards, and adding four passing touchdowns and two r ushing touchdowns. He became the first player in NFL histor y to do all three in the same game.
The Rutgers football team’s linebacker depth took a hit yesterday, when head coach Greg Schiano announced backup middle linebacker David Milewski suffered a season-ending knee injury. The redshirt freshman missed all of last season with a torn ACL and injured the same knee Sunday during a non-contact drill in practice. “It’s a shame,” Schiano said. “It’s a kid who worked his tail off and was doing so well. He has a great attitude.” Milewski returned from his ACL tear to secure a spot on the two-deep depth chart and forced a fumble in the season opener that Scott Vallone recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. Schiano declined to reveal specifics of how the Scarlet Knights will replace junior Steve Beauharnais’ primary backup. Sixth-year senior linebacker Edmond Laryea, who backs up junior Khaseem Greene on the weak side, is one option. Junior Ka’Lial Glaud, who is part of the defensive line rotation, is also an option.
Glaud spent the entire spring as the first-team middle linebacker, but moved to defensive end during training camp. “We’ll do a couple things,” Schiano said. “I’m not going to get into who the guys are, but we’ll move some people around and go from there.”
SCHIANO REMAINS tightlipped about the quarterback competition, but issued another vote of confidence for freshman Gary Nova and sophomore Chas Dodd. “Chas and [Nova] are both cool customers, so I’m not worried about that,” Schiano said. “And I’m not worried about either one coming off the bench to play. I think they’ll just come in and play, not press.” No decision will be made public until kickoff Saturday against Pittsburgh. THERE IS ALSO POTENTIAL for changes along the offensive line, but Schiano would only say it involves eight to nine players. Fifth-year seniors Desmond Stapleton and Desmond Wynn; sophomores Andre Civil, David Osei and Antwan Lowery; red-
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Junior defensive end Marvin Booker has a chance to play Saturday against Pittsburgh after missing three games. shirt freshman Betim Bujari and freshman Kaleb Johnson each made at least two starts through four games. Fifth-year senior Caleb Ruch also has experience at center and guard and started earlier in his career. “It’s the same guys –– same eight, maybe nine guys,” Schiano said. “You have to create a little more daylight. If we can create a little more daylight at two positions, now all of a sudden you have a lot
more daylight. These backs don’t need a lot, but they need more than we’re giving them right now.”
Marvin Booker and sophomore end Jamil Merrell are both recovering from foot injuries and could see playing time against Pittsburgh. Rutgers already rotates 10 defensive linemen and Schiano said they would join the mix.
Rutgers relies on experienced freshmen golfers BY JOEY GREGORY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Rutgers head men’s golf coach Chris Mazzuchetti continues his effort to take a young, inexperienced team MEN’S GOLF and turn it into a formidable program in a very competitive conference. To help him in the pursuit, he added two new freshmen who had an abundance of tournament experience. Jacob Stockl and Hyung Mo Kim are no strangers to tournament golf since both played in a number of junior events. Stockl’s mother introduced him to the game at the age of 4, and he began to play more and more, eventually attaching to it. “I started hitting balls and going to this public course in Clark, N.J., where I grew up,” Stockl said. “I just stuck with it and loved it my whole life.”
Once he got older, he began playing in junior tournaments. “I played a lot of junior tournaments and gradually just progressed into bigger and better things,” Stockl said. “I kept practicing at it and got into local tournaments and regional events.” Stockl never had to stop and ask himself how far he wanted to take the game or if he wanted to play in college — he always knew. “When I got older, I got into some national tournaments and just wanted to pursue it into college,” Stockl said. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do my whole life.” Eventually, he began to win junior tournament events and gain some attention, with colleges taking notice, including Rutgers. Out of the pool of schools Stockl picked from, Rutgers stood out, he said. “I got recruited by three or four schools,” he said. “Rutgers is a very prestigious school with great
sports and great academics, and it was just a great pick.” Stockl continues to settle in and get more acquainted with college golf. “It’s time to get comfortable,” Stockl said. “And once that happens, it’s going to get a lot better, and I’m going to be shooting really good,” he said. Kim started out playing golf in a similar fashion. “I started when I was really young, like [Stockl]. I was about 5,” Kim said. “I fell in love with the game as soon as I started.” Like Stockl, Kim played in junior tournaments and wanted to take it to the next level. Out of the three or four schools that recruited Kim, Rutgers emerged to him for a lot of the same reasons it stood out to Stockl, including strong athletic and academic programs, he said. When Kim began playing golf at Rutgers, he immediately noticed a
difference between the high school and collegiate levels. “In high school, you just want to play for fun. There’s not a lot of competition in high school tournaments, but here it’s just the best out of the high school kids basically,” he said. “It’s a lot more competition.” Kim also has to adjust to not having his family close by like he did in high school. The adjustment is going well, he said. “I’m getting more comfortable. Now it’s more independent,” he said. “I don’t have my mom and dad to support me now. I just have to be more responsible.” The more experience both freshmen get, the more their scores will improve — and that bodes well for the team, since they are already posting solid scores. “We’re getting comfortable,” Stockl said. “As we play more tournaments and we’re in that spot more times, it’s just going to be a lot easier for us.”
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Donigan takes away positives in overtime loss to Terps BY VINNIE MANCUSO CORRESPONDENT
Before Tuesday night, two things never happened to Maryland. No opponent forced the second-ranked Terrapins to overtime on their home field, and they had yet to drop MEN’S SOCCER a decision in 2011. The Rutgers RUTGERS 1 men’s soccer team MARYLAND OT 2 broke the first streak, as it entered overtime period tied at 1 with the Terps at Ludwig Field. But the second streak proved harder to overcome as the Scarlet Knights fell, 2-1, in the 96th minute.
As far as losses go, the game was one head coach Dan Donigan could not be too upset about. “Honestly, I’m disappointed with the result, but at the same time very proud of the effort and with the soccer that we played,” he said. “The boys did a great job. It just feels very unfortunate that we could not come away with at least the tie.” The game-tying goal came off the foot of senior forward Sam Archer for his first goal of the season. Archer buried the ball in the back of the net only two minutes after Maryland went up, 1-0, in the 19th minute. The Rutgers defense held the Terps scoreless in the second half despite the noticeably absent Joe Setchell, a junior defender and team captain. The transfer from Tyler Junior College (Texas)
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Senior forward Sam Archer scored Tuesday at Maryland, but it was not enough to overcome the pair of goals off corner kicks goalie Kevin McMullen allowed.
Rutgers battles Big East equal in Louisville BY JOSH BAKAN CORRESPONDENT
The Rutgers field hockey team’s loss to Villanova was the low point of a dark chapter in the Scarlet Knights’ season. After dropping a 2-1 decision to the Wildcats, the Knights dug themselves into a deep hole by losing FIELD HOCKEY their first two Big East games. But the RUTGERS AT Knights made it LOUISVILLE clear since the loss SATURDAY, NOON that they are determined to get back into the conference tournament for the second consecutive year. The Knights persisted after the defeat to win consecutive games, including one against Big East-rival Georgetown. Rutgers (3-8, 1-2) has a chance to add a new chapter to its season Saturday, when the team takes on Louisville to begin the second half of Big East play. “When we lost to Villanova, we made it really hard on ourselves to tr y and be one of those top four [teams in the Big East],” said senior defender Mackenzie Noda. “In order to make it, we don’t want to have to rely on anyone else to lose. We want to get in based off beating teams and having a good record.” The Knights and Cardinals (7-5, 1-2) are tied for the No. 4 seed in the Big East, the final seed that can make conference postseason play. So the Knights’ best opportunity to solidify the seed is with a victor y in Louisville, Ky. Goalie Sarah Stuby recorded a seasonhigh seven saves against the Hoyas on Friday in the Knights’ most recent Big East action. Stuby and the rest of the Rutgers defense face an even more potent offense in Louisville, which creates 12.96 shots per game, good for third in the Big East. “They have a lot of people with tight stick skills,” Noda said. “We have to stop them early and work on our defense getting it to the mids and the for wards. It’s going to take a team effort to tr y and defend them.” The Knights also developed a more productive offense, which last left conference play with a 23-shot effort against the Hoyas. Rutgers put three of those shots in the net, but the team looks to be more efficient for the duration of the season. “We had a really good practice where we were focusing mainly on how our forwards are positioned in the circle and the timing of when the ball is actually released into the circle to be able to get
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Freshman defensive end Myles Jackson (49) and senior defensive tackle Scott Vallone saw time against Syracuse as parts of a 10-man rotation in the trenches for the Scarlet Knights. Jackson made his first career appearance in the 19-16 Rutgers victory.
Rotation expands along defensive line BY TYLER BARTO ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Justin Francis hated seeing it, but the trend figures to continue Saturday, when Pittsburgh brings its no-huddle attack to Piscataway. FOOTBALL Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano used 10 defensive linemen last week at Syracuse, and the same number should again see playing time. “I don’t like rotating that much,” Francis said. “I have to be dead tired to even think about getting out. But I understand where coach is coming from.”
The Scarlet Knights graduated four defensive linemen last season, when Schiano relied heavily on a veteran-laden unit that took a hit midway through the season with Eric LeGrand’s injury and never truly replaced him. Three of the four seniors earned NFL training camp contracts, and Alex Silvestro caught on with the New England Patriots. The remaining Knights still have a long way to go. Sophomore Michael Larrow continues to adjust to defensive end after playing tackle last season. Senior Manny Abreu and junior Ka’Lial Glaud are former linebackers. Sophomore Marcus Thompson played fullback during the spring, and Dar yl
Stephenson and Myles Jackson are freshmen. The result is the most defensive linemen earning playing time in recent memory, and even more might play against the Panthers. Sophomore Jamil Merrell and junior Mar vin Booker continue to rehab from injuries, and Schiano did not rule out sending in either this weekend. “They are getting better,” Schiano said. “[The rotation] might get to 12.” Schiano, as well as defensive line coaches Phil Galiano and Bob Fraser, monitors the group’s playing time.
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Published on Oct 6, 2011