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The Rutgers men’s soccer team hosts Villanova tonight at Yurcak Field, where the Scarlet Knight can distance themselves from Wildcats in the Big East’s Red Division.
Renovations raise Livingston’s appeal BY SPENCER KENT CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The improvements under way on Livingston campus are giving students a newfound appreciation for the once stigmatized campus. Livingston campus is slowly becoming the place to be, with many requesting it as their top residential choice, said Joan Carbone, executive director of Residence Life. “We have students who are actually complaining about not being placed on Livingston,” Carbone said. Students have expressed a strong need for improvements over the past years, playing a pivotal role in the administration’s decision to get moving with construction projects, said
Gregory S. Blimling, vice president of Student Affairs. “Students on Livingston were very concerned, and they wanted the University to invest in the quality of the buildings and upgrade the services and programs on the campus,” Blimling said. The Livingston Dining Hall, the renovated student center and lounges are among the changes to the renovated Livingston campus. Marc Cunha, a Livingston campus resident, said when she saw Livingston campus less than a year ago, she knew she wanted to live there. “When I found out I was going to be living on Busch [campus], I was upset because I wanted to be put on Livingston,” said Marc Cunha, a School of Engineering first-year student.
The lounges, a food court that includes a Dunkin Donuts, Sbarro’s, and café, as well as the Rutgers Zone, a non-alcoholic sports bar, all show investments and consideration for students’ wants and needs, said Lea Stewart, Livingston campus dean. “The Student Center was actually motivated by students saying it was about time to do something, so they went and protested down at Old Queens campus and said enough is enough,” Stewart said. One campus hotspot is the Livingston Student Center’s Rutgers Zone, which of fers a billiard pool table and an assortment of arcade games as an option for students to
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Director of the Department of Transportation Services Jack Molenaar talks about bus concerns on Busch campus.
Department strives to fix issues with new bus operations BY MATT MATILSKY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
After problems during the beginning of the semester, Jack Molenaar, director of Department of Transportation Services, asked students for opinions on how to improve his department’s efforts. Molenaar said the switch from bus provider Academy to First Transit was cost effective in terms of a lower hourly service rate, but more bus drivers were hired as a result. Problems stem from training drivers and delays from protests in downtown New Brunswick, he said. “We try to respond as quickly as possible. That helps us with training and getting us through this problem we’ve been having with some bad drivers,” he said at Monday night’s Engineering Governing Council meeting on Busch campus. Other changes, including cameras at the bus stops monitoring traffic, automatic stop announcements and more buses overall, give Molenaar high hopes for more productive operations in the future. But he said he values the opinions of students who experience the buses day to day. “Every now and then I do make changes based on some input I get,” he said. Minru Hwang, University Affairs Committee chair for EGC, said Molenaar was responsive to students during the meeting. “Now that it’s later in the semester and the buses aren’t as crowded, he was able to say how we could progress further,” said Hwang, a School of Engineering senior. “When someone mentioned keeping the A bus running later, he said that could be an option.” Ishan Desai, a Class of 2012 representative for the council and a School of Engineering senior, said the often-crowded A and H bus lines are a large source of frustration for students, especially when commuting to council meetings. But Molenaar said there are more buses running from College Avenue to Busch than bus routes ser vicing the rest of the campuses. Though, he promised to consider decreasing instances of layovers and running the A line later.
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Residence Life officials report that there are less student complaints about living on Livingston campus as a result of on-going construction projects, which will provide improved facilities and amenities.
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The number of N.J. residents who back President Barack Obama for a second term saw a 7 percent rise since August, according to an Eagleton Institute of Politics poll.
Poll reports more NJ voters support Obama’s re-election BY ALEKSI TZATZEV ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
Half of N.J. voters polled believe President Barack Obama deserves a second term in office, according to the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Obama’s ratings in New Jersey made a rebound since August, and nearly two-thirds of
voters are happy with Gov. Chris Christie’s decision not to run for president, according to the poll. Results show the percent of people backing Obama for a second term increased 43 percent from two months ago, and 47 percent of state residents agree with Christie staying home.
Kanye West pays a visit to “Occupy Wall Street,” voicing his support.
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Language degrees help students’ professional prospects BY LISA MARIE SEGARRA CONTRIBUTING WRITER
With eight different languages offered as majors at the University, some students find that a language degree could open up more career opportunities. “You can go into just about anything with a major in [a] language. You can use it in business or in teaching,” said Mia Romano, a graduate student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. “Many students also study a language so that they can study abroad.” While teaching is a popular career choice among language majors, there are other dynamic careers to enter with a language degree, said Marion Yudow, director of the University’s World Language Institute. “It can be used to go into the corporate world, business, healthcare, social ser vices or
anything else involving international relations,” she said. Brianna Prego, a School of Ar ts and Sciences first-year student, said she wants to continue studying Spanish so her knowledge in psychology could reach far ther horizons. “I’ve been studying the language since second grade, and I have worked ver y hard to get where I am in the language today,” she said. “I’m planning on majoring in psychology paired with a Spanish minor. I would have the ability to help more people.” Although the University offers majors in languages like Chinese, German and Russian, some students see a degree in English as dynamic because many employers value the critical thinking skills they learn. “In my view, English majors are desirable because they are
prompted to think critically about concepts, create new ones and apply them analytically and logically through thesis statements in papers,” said Ryan Alford, a School of Arts and Sciences junior.
“It can be used to go into the corporate world, business, healthcare, social services.” MARION YUDOW World Language Institute Director
Alford believes critical thinking skills are valuable for all students when moving for ward in their career searches. “All people should think criti-
cally, not just English and other liberal arts majors,” he said. “Other majors like biology only ask for already accepted concepts to be understood and may be applied while an undergraduate. It’s very linear.” Yudow said language majors gain a variety of skills along with the ability to speak another language. “Learning another language improves overall cognition. It can help in lear ning other material aside from the language,” she said. “It helps to know and understand another culture. This is a global society, meaning you can run into people that speak dif ferent languages ever y day.” Students can also better understand dif ferent cultures through oppor tunities of fered at the University’s Study Abroad Program, Romano said.
She said language majors should immerse themselves in another countr y’s lifestyle, while studying the language and experiencing the culture. “I would recommend studying abroad because [they] get to see another culture and that experience will help them when looking for a job later on,” she said. Students could also study a language without choosing it as a major or minor, but by taking a course in a par ticular language, Romano said. For help, students can look to the language labs for various resources. “The language labs have books that students can look at and study from,” she said. “Students can also record themselves speaking and listen to it later so they can improve their communication skills.”
U., MEDICAL SCHOOL RECOGNIZE COMPONENT TO FIGHT VIRAL INFECTIONS The University and University of Medicine and Dentistr y, New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ-RWJMS) researchers discovered the makeup of the necessary protein to combat viral infections such as influenza, hepatitis C, West Nile, rabies and measles. The protein component, RIG-I, creates a signal within a cell that stimulates anti-immune and antiinflammator y defenses, according to a New Brunswick Patch article. “Understanding innate immunity to viral infections is crucial to developing drugs that can fight vir uses or control inflammation,” said
Joseph Marcotrigiano, an assistant professor in the Depar tment of Chemistr y and Chemical Biology, in the ar ticle. “Having this foundation is extremely impor tant.” Before the schools’ research, there was a lack of information about RIG-I and its potential to track down viral infections within the human body, said Smita Patel, a professor of biochemistr y at RWJMS. “A failure of RIG-I to identify viral RNA can lead to alterations of the cell, including cell death, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and cancer,” Patel said in the article.
Researchers said this is the primary initiative to develop therapies and treatments against viral infections and the threat of it infecting healthy cells, according to the article. Barbara Gerratana, a program director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry of the National Institutes of Health, said the schools’ work offers never before seen studies about molecular structures of viral infections and RIG–I. “We have a deeper understanding of how the human body fights viral infections a structural basis of the development of new anti-viral therapeutics,” she said in the article.
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Chelsea Gohd, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences sophomore, plays her guitar last night at a coffeehouse aimed to promote domestic violence awareness. The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance hosted the event in the Rutgers Student Center lounge.
APPEAL: Student takes issue with construction noise continued from front relax and retreat from the daily campus grind, Stewart said. “This is definitely my favorite campus,” said Jaime Brown, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and Rutgers Zone employee. Stewart said students are also responding well to the new Livingston Dining Commons. “The dining hall is amazing, probably the best I’ve been to,” said Roberto Polanco, a School of Engineering first-year student. “People told me Busch was the best, but after going there I felt [the new dining hall] was better.” Livingston also offers nutritional awareness to students who want to learn more about healthy eating habits, Stewart said. “This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Living,’ and we have programs where we pass out trail mix and have the University dietitian talk
about different healthy ways to eat,” she said. Stewart said the additional trees, benches and landscape designs resonate a community atmosphere “It’s so nice. College Avenue has of a more city look, but this is small [and] homey. [With] the trees and everything, I think it definitely makes a difference,” said Aisha Khansia, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student. Blimling anticipates Livingston’s apartments to be finished by the fall of 2012. “There will be two bathrooms, four single bedrooms, a stainless steal kitchen with a dishwasher, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, wireless Internet, a fitness center in every building with a courtyard in the back,” Carbone said. Amanda Kabbabe, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, said the continued construction has been an issue especially in terms of parking and aesthetic appeal. “I live in the Nor th Towers, and the way my room is facing you can hear it — it wakes you
up early in the morning,” she said. “It’s pretty ugly, and I have no idea what’s beyond this point.” But Kabbabe said she is excited for what is still to come and understands that once the project is done, it will be worth the inconvenience. “If I had one complaint it would be the construction, there’s a lot of re-routing and stuff, but with the new housing, people are really excited about Livingston,” she said. “There is a new atmosphere going on.” Carbone said there are future plans to renovate and develop the campus, but she does not have a deadline of when all construction will be completed. “It’s certainly not convenient for everyone,” said Larry Porter, senior landscape architect with the Office of Facilities and Capital Planning. “I work on Livingston campus, so I know what the students have to go through, but with every project there are going to be inconveniences, and we’re trying do the best we can.”
“I think there are a couple reasons for this change,” said David Redlawsk, poll director and professor of political science at the University. “With Christie out of the picture, New Jerseyans don’t have to think about him as a potential candidate.” Redlawsk also said Obama has been defending his positions more so than before. A major issue Democrats and some independents agree with is Obama’s American Jobs Act, and his aggressive defense of it, Redlawsk said. Additionally, the poll found residents of the state consistently did not want Christie to run for president, which Redlawsk said was due to a variety of reasons. “Those who like [Christie] want him to stay in the state and do his job,” he said. “Those who don’t like him — they are a different stor y. They, mostly Democrats, are afraid he might be a strong challenger to President Obama.” Had the governor jumped into the race, voters would have a difficult decision: supporting the “home” guy or a Democratic president, Redlawsk said. Reactions from University students and N.J. residents varied. “My opinion of Obama hasn’t really changed,” said Vanja Vlajnic, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. “I don’t think that he has changed anything drastically. I think he’s been doing an OK job.” Vlajnic said he expected the two politicians to act rather than talk. He believes there is no basis for change in opinion of either one of them until they accomplish something. “Ever ybody talks, but I haven’t really seen any changes in the job market or the economy,” he said. “I just think a lot of people with a lot of political power are talking a lot, but there is no real change.” He said job creation has so far only been a buzzword rather than a fact. “Until anything actually changes,” Vlajnic said. “I don’t think we should think any differently of anyone until they accomplish what they said they would.” Richard Hua, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said
he approved of the president’s jobs plan. “I haven’t agreed with most of Obama’s plans so far, but this new one is different,” he said. “My opinion of him has definitely gone up.” He remained skeptical with regard to Christie’s decision not to run for president. “Personally, I think he is a bully, and his decision not to run may seem like the decent thing for him to do, but I think he feels too important for it,” Hua said. He said he would not be surprised if Christie ran in 2016 due to his popularity. Others supported Obama since the beginning, and believe he should have more than one term to prove himself, as the Eagleton poll found was the case for half the state’s population. “My opinion has sort of stayed high. Even though he has disappointed me, I don’t think he has had enough time to impress ever ybody yet,” said Kathy O’Brien, a N.J. resident. Christie’s decision not to run was well founded, she said. He had not done his job in New Jersey and he would not do a sufficient job on the federal level. “I think he’s been horrible since Day 1,” she said. “I don’t he should run for president and I don’t think he should be governor either.” Jean Darius, of East Orange, said he agrees with the general outrage at Christie’s cuts in education and pensions. “I have noticed the people around me being angry with his cuts to education and pensions, and I don’t think he is doing a good job,” he said. He said Christie’s decision to stay home was best to him. “I think he thought about it and in the end decided he might not go far in the election,” Darius said. “He chose the safe path.” The Eagleton Institute of Politics polled 903 adults, including 821 registered voters between Oct. 6 and Oct. 9. The numbers point toward Obama’s increased support partly due to Christie’s dropping out of the presidential race and his aggressive stance on job creation. “We also see some evidence that both Democrats and many independents are happier with Obama now as he more frequently defends his positions and blames Republicans for the gridlock in Washington,” Redlawsk said in the poll.
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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 Business School will host a social in Livingston Hall from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students, faculty and deans can network over food, raffles and music on a more intimate level than a classroom. For more information visit the Rutgers Business School website.
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 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. The 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 alumni.rutgers.edu, call (848) 932-2299 or email RunforRah@winants.rutgers.edu.
Rutgers Hillel is offering free, with University identification, Rosh Hashanah services and meals. There will be a service at 6:30 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center Graduate Student Lounge, followed by free dinner at Rutgers Hillel at 93 College Ave. RSVP is encouraged, please contact Rabbi Esther Reed by emailing RabbiReed@RutgersHillel.org. For more info, visit RutgersHillel.org
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SEBS to re-evaluate student curriculum BY KIERSTEN ZINNIKAS CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Slumped with hectic class schedules, some School of Environmental and Biological Sciences students face a few obstacles when it comes to juggling their schoolwork. “Our majors are extremely demanding,” said Richard Ludescher, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences dean of Academic Programs, to the SEBS Governing Council on Monday in the Cook Campus Center. The school is reexamining the core curriculum for its students majoring in School of Arts and Sciences-related subjects, since they have a difficult time balancing their classes between the two schools, he said. Ludescher proposed adding more hybrid and online classes, enabling those who commute campus-to-campus to be more flexible with their schedules. He said this idea is a possible win-win situation for both students and staf f members because he believes it could alleviate the problem of overcrowding in classrooms. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences students are also limited on study abroad oppor tunities since they cannot devote a chunk of their time to travel, he said. While revamping the curriculum could help fix this problem, Ludescher wants to expand the amount of study abroad programs for students
SEBS Governing Council with tough schedules who do not have a chance to explore outside the University. “We’ll be looking across the board at how we can expand oppor tunities for folks while you’re still here and that includes research oppor tunities, study abroad oppor tunities [and] international exposure oppor tunities,” he said. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences of ficials are looking to alter its honors program to include more transfer and upperclassmen, rather than recr uiting mainly first-year students, Ludescher said. Barbara Turpin, Cook campus dean, shed light on “Responsible Drinking Happy Hour,” an event that teaches students how to handle their alcohol in a safe and responsible way. Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., will also pay a visit to the University at an event catered mainly to science students, she said. “He’s coming to talk about the impor tance of science literacy to a functioning democracy,” Turpin said. The SEBS Gover ning Council passed a resolution that addressed the reuse of water bottles. Peter Canavan, SEBS Governing
Council Treasurer, proposed distributing reusable water bottles on Ag Field Day, an annual spring event held on Cook campus, to shed light on animal science and agricultural student organizations. The bottles could also be used for convocation next May, said Canavan, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences sophomore. Diana Onuschak, SEBS Governing Council secretar y and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior, also addressed holding a council-run activity table at Monster Mash, a Halloween event later this month designed to unite the University and New Brunswick community. Council members said they are interested in working with the Douglass Governing Council to address issues with the lack of communication about bus route changes and elections. Zaid Abuhouran, council president, suggested to bring back “The Green Print,” an old Cook College-based publication that focused on School of Environmental and Biological Sciences-related matters. “We want to revive it so that it focuses on student issues that [our council] is addressing,” said Abuhouran, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior. Although the focus of the newsletter would be student issues, the newsletter would contain games and fun content as well, he said. It would be open for all students to who wish to contribute.
RUTGERS-NEWARK STUDENTS, STAFF RIDE BIKES FOR GREENER COMMUTING Twenty-five students will bike together this afternoon during the last day of the RutgersNewark Commuter Transit and Parking Ser vices’ three-day 2011 Bike Ride to Branch Brook Park. As part of the service’s Green Pedal Adventure Campaign, the riders represent an initiative toward green commuting, and encourage students and Newark residents to pursue healthy activity during the autumn season, according to a Rutgers-Newark press release. Scheduled during the free period for students at the University from 2:30 to 4 p.m., the ride begins at the RN Bike Park located on 154 University Ave., according to the release. Representatives from East Coast Greenway Alliance, Brick City Bike Collective and the Rutgers Police and Public Safety department will also spread knowledge to participants about biking, bike areas within the Newark and safety tips for bike riders. To ensure safe green commuting and maximize recreational activity, the Commuter Transit and Parking Services established facilities on the Newark campus such as rental bikes, bike lockers and the bike park for the Rutgers-Newark to the community, according to the release. Rutgers-Newark commenced a bike program because it has the most severe parking issues among the three University campuses, including packed parking lots and garages, according to an nj.com article.
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PROSECUTOR CHARGES OFFICER WITH IMPROPER INVESTIGATION PRACTICES A New Brunswick Police Department sergeant was charged with mishandling 81 internal affairs investigations over a five-year period after a criminal complaint was signed today, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan. Richard Rowe was suspended without pay on March 21 when the department realized internal affairs files he was assigned to handle were missing, Kaplan said in a statement. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office began an audit of NBPD’s files, reviewing all internal affairs complaints from that time period. Any incidents for which files were missing or had not been investigated were revisited for a complete investigation. The NBPD changed its internal affairs procedures to ensure accuracy and security of record keeping during its investigations, Kaplan said. From now on, whenever internal affairs complaints are filed, the NBPD must notify the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which will review each investigation and the department’s findings before closing each case. Rowe was charged with third-degree tampering with public records or information and fourth-degree obstructing the administration of law or other governmental function. Rowe worked as a police officer for the city since Aug. 20, 1990 and earned $123,202 annually before his suspension without pay. He was assigned to Internal Affairs from Sept. 23, 2002 to March 17, 2008, but on Aug. 4, 2011 resigned. He faces a maximum sentence of six and a half years in prison and would be banned from holding any public job, if convicted. Rowe made false entries in NBPD records indicating that 81 internal affairs investigations he was assigned were completed while never actually conducting them. The complaint also alleges that he removed, concealed or destroyed some files from the 81 investigations. Kaplan said neither of the two officers involved in the Sept. 22 fatal shooting of 46-year-old Barry Deloatch were the subject of any use of force investigations while Rowe was assigned to the unit. Mayor Jim Cahill will outline several reforms his administration has to improve and enhance oversight and public awareness of Internal Affairs investigations of NBPD officers during a 1 p.m. press conference today at the NBPD headquarters. — Amy Rowe
ISSUES: Molenaar to get rid of 30 handicapped spaces continued from front Commuters at the meeting were also concerned about congested parking lots on campus. After hearing complaints about many unused handicapped parking spots in the B lot, Molenaar said he plans to eliminate 30 reser ved spots, freeing up 70 extra spots that students could buy parking passes to use. Kevin Scala, a School of Engineering senior, said Molenaar addressed most of his concerns and thought students should not get angry over these issues. “Basically, it’s not so much the bus system that has a problem — it’s misinformation,” he said. “There’s a reason behind the way [Molenaar] runs his program, but students decide to complain about certain things without finding answers.” For example, Scala said students are afraid the residence hall construction on Livingston campus would take away many parking spaces. “A lot of people were concerned that Livingston would be
Engineering Governing Council overcrowded, but that’s just not the case,” he said. Molenaar said the Department of Transportation Ser vices is rebuilding the yellow and green lots on Livingston campus, opening up lots previously used for construction and expanding others to significantly increase parking spaces next year. He also said adding more residence halls does not mean there will be more congestion or higher enrollment next term, but more students living elsewhere will move to Livingston campus To help relieve some traffic congestion on campus, he said more students should rent bicycles from the University’s bike rental program Gabriel Blanco, a School of Engineering sophomore, said it was nice to get an inside look at what the transportation department does to regulate and improve service. “Most of the problems seem like they’re on the driver level, not the management,” he said.
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COMMUNITY DISCUSSES STATE REDISTRIBUTION State residents reviewed the redistribution of N.J. representation yesterday, and one of 13 Congress members will lose his or her job. The loss is a result of continued stagnant growth of the state population over the last 10 years, according to an nj.com article. For residents, this means that hundreds of thousands — possibly even millions — of people in New Jersey will be brought under another Congressman’s representation. “In state legislative redistricting, everything’s at stake,” said John Farmer Jr., former State attorney general in the article. “So control of the Legislature is at stake. Control of Congress really isn’t at stake in this.” As a whole, one less seat will not impact the status of Congress, said Farmer, dean of Rutgers School of LawNewark and the state redistricting commission’s tie breaking, nonpartisan member in the ar ticle. Instead, Texas will receive three extra seats in their Congress.
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Group works to promote National Disability Month BY SONJA TYSIAK STAFF WRITER
To commemorate the month of October as National Disability Month, a local organization is shedding light on the disabled community in an effort to display their capabilities to employers in the job market. Alternatives Inc. provides opportunities for those with developemental disabilities to move away from institutional living and develop their own place in the community, according to the organization’s website. “We try to raise awareness in many ways … so that the community can see the strides individuals with disabilities are making,” said Kirk Lew, senior manager at Bridges to Employment, a division of Alternatives Inc. Alternatives Inc. helps various types of people at different functioning levels, said Steve Kalucki, director of Human Resources at the organization. “If they have a fairly low cognitive level, they may be placed into a group home with 24-hour assistance or some can live independently where they are checked on,” Kalucki said. Meanwhile, Bridges to Employment tries to educate disabled people on how to be
functioning members of society, he said. “Our program is ver y specialized to the individual,” said Director of Development and Communications Anita Feiner, who works with the fundraising and marketing facets of the program. “[Individuals in our program] get the training suited for them for as long as they need it.” Feiner said she believes the difference between Alternative Inc.’s programs and other special needs programs is that clients with her company are impactful individuals who make a difference in what they do, unlike employees tasked with menial labor. Their clients work in retail, accounting and bookkeeping, she said. “The whole countr y is experiencing this horrible unemployment rate, but at the same time, if our clients are given a chance, they have a good chance of staying on the job,” Feiner said. Of all the clients Bridges to Employment helped, 70 percent have worked in their job positions for over a year, which is above the national average, she said. The program is a supported employment vendor, contracted by the state to provide vocational services to individuals with disabilities, said Lew, a University
alumnus. His division also receives grants to service clients that are deaf and hard of hearing. The state must refer a client through the Division of Developmental Disabilities in order for the client to take part in the program, Kalucki said. There are fundraisers everyone can support, and Alternatives Inc. has its own Facebook page, Feiner said. Lew believes the community needs to be more educated and aware of the disabled community. “There is a place for all persons with disabilities,” he said. “We often teach people to think outside the box when trying to place a person into a job.” The program works with more than 175 individuals to find employment by looking for job matches that fit the individual’s skillset, Lew said. As a whole, Bridges to Employment and Alternative Inc. tries to raise awareness on a grassroots level by educating employers on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, he said. They move the focus away from the disability and to the abilities of the individuals they serve. Lew believes employers and the general public have become aware of the potential that lies in people with disabilities and
their abilities within the past few years. “A reasonable accommodation [of a disabled man] can be assistive technology like CapTel telephone equipment or a physical modification, like elevating a table five inches so that a client in a wheelchair can sit comfortably,” he said. Bridges to Employment helped some of their clients find jobs this year that include security guards, FedEx customer service representatives and home health aides, he said. “This demonstrates how positive job matches can be found with hard work, the client’s desire to work and innovative thinking,” Lew said. Feiner and Kalucki said they both tell employers to give their clients a chance, to give their program a chance to train these individuals and then let them do their best to succeed. Bridges to Employment also assists students with a variety of disabilities find employment and retail jobs, Lew said. “We provide real-world training and take the students to employers in the local job market, where they get a chance to work at job sites like Marshalls, Patriots Stadium and the YMCA,” he said.
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Romney’s stance appears hypocritical
ecently obtained White House materials describe in detail how senior members of President Barack Obama’s administration used Republican party presidential nomination candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s landmark health care law as a blueprint for the federal law Romney himself called “Obamacare.” Some of Romney’s own advisers even helped devise the plan, often scorned by Republicans. Romney’s own words, however, have been, “I will repeal Obamacare.” This not only is hypocritical of the former governor, but it is also illogical. Romney himself ushered the Massachusetts health plan, only to be followed by his negative stance on the federal issue. This has been very plainly done to please the electorate. But in the end, it will hurt those who view the health care plan as practical, and it will hurt Romney’s image for those who understand the issue for what it is. The hypocrite Romney claims that the “one-size-fits-all national health care system” would not work. He has, at the same time, dutifully defended the Massachusetts law he signed. “He does me the great favor of saying that I was the inspiration of his plan,” Romney said of Obama. “If that’s the case, why didn’t you call me? …Why didn’t you ask what was wrong? Why didn’t you ask if this was an experiment, what worked and what didn’t. … I would have told him, ‘What you’re doing, Mr. President, is going to bankrupt us.’” Romney’s own plan has been hailed as a national success ever since the moment he signed into law during a lavish ceremony in 2006. Sen. Ted Kennedy, a longtime supporter of health care reform, backed the reforms happening in Massachusetts. Romney himself said, “Massachusetts once again is taking a giant leap forward,” as he signed it. So why side with a Republican ideal of “providing for oneself and no one else?” Romney’s first step of reforming the health care law in his own state was the correct one. Now he just has to bring this reform to the national sphere, and sadly, so far, he has only complied with rightleaning views.
Kanye West should do more than visit
porting a gold chain and two bodyguards at his sides, Kanye West visited “Occupy Wall Street” on Monday afternoon to voice his support for the protests. Russell Simmons joined West to fight the power of Wall Street brokers and what their practices have done to the American economy. The question is — how much of a publicity stunt and how much of a true support for a socio-economic movement was this? Is celebrity support always legitimate? West, the prolific figure he is in rap culture, simply put, could do more. He is not part of the 99 percent. He is a music mogul who in the past 10 years has amounted enough money to do more than be seen at the hippest event in New York City. West and his caliber of celebrities would do much more if they funded this movement (unless they already do anonymously, in which case, The Daily Targum could at the very least write another editorial). Simmons tweeted about his and West’s descent upon the protests, creating even more anticipation. Their support could still be symbolic, but only as long it is supplemented by more than a celebrity publicity stunt. The reality of it is, politicians or Wall Street workers aren’t closely following West’s presence at the protests. Even if they were, it would hardly make a dif ference. West and Simmons do not have the credibility necessar y to bring about economic change, or at least, they do not have it yet. More involvement is required and even more dedication. Simmons, who is a known political activist, and West may have the oppor tunity to be heard by the people who make the decisions if their involvement was more than it was. It appears then they were just joining a series of celebrities who have played at the protests or have just been spotted at the “par ty.” Recently, the band Radiohead famously didn’t visit the fans/protesters. And Jeff Mangum, vocalist of Neutral Milk Hotel, and rapper Lupe Fiasco both visited Zuccotti Park at some point in the movement’s history. Others included Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. But it seems all the more likely that their appearances did nothing more than give newspapers something to write about rather than force any change. Now that Simmons and West’s visit is done, they can go back to their mansions and watch the protests on TV. The real participants remain on the streets.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “All people should think critically, not just English and other liberal arts majors.” Ryan Alford, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, on the value of critical thinking STORY IN UNIVERSITY
Israel makes no effort for peace
he minority facing ment construction on their the most adversity in land, Israel is gaining more our country is the of a foothold in the West group of people with common Bank. Israeli Prime sense. Yes, people with comMinister Benjamin mon sense are sadly a minorNetanyahu claims that ity, and yes, they often face Israel will only engage in the greatest difficulties to peace talks “without preAMANI AL-KHATAHTBEH simply survive in our culture, conditions.” However, the with its highly frustrating demand to halt Israeli setclose-mindedness and fervent conviction that its ignotlements is not a precondition, but rather a univerrant beliefs are always right. The people of this oversal standard that Israel complies with international looked minority are often the ones hopelessly fighting law if it wants to engage in civil negotiations. against the Goliath of American media and lobbying, Labeling the demand to halt Israeli settlements as which are shaping country policies and brainwashing a “precondition” is hiding a bigger and more danthe masses to satisfy their own agendas. gerous issue — that an international transgressor The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not as compliis blatantly disobeying international law and refuscated as pro-Israel advocates try to make it seem ing to be held accountable for its actions. just because they don’t like hearing the simplicity of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention its resolution. In fact, many aspects of the conflict states, “The Occupying Power shall not deport or can be addressed with pure common sense. For transfer parts of its own civilian population into instance, it is an undisputed and universal common the territor y it occupies.” sense that Israel should cease and Israel is breaking international reverse its illegal colonization of law on the issue of settlements the Palestinian territories, includ- “The Israeli government alone. This does not count the ing and especially its construction countless war crimes and possidoesn’t care about of Israeli settlements. ble crimes against humanity that That is especially common engaging in peace talks Israel has been accused of comsense when said settlements are mitting by the UN Fact Finding with the Palestinians.” Mission on the Gaza Conflict in inhabited by violent extremists, as the world realized last Friday 2009 or Israel’s failure to abide by when a group of Jewish vandals the numerous Security Council desecrated both Muslim and Christian graveyards, and General Assembly resolutions calling for the calling for “death to all Arabs.” security of the Palestinian people. The colonization of Palestine did not only begin To say that Palestinians are just trying to make with the illegal establishment of Israel on excuses from engaging in peace talks by demanding Palestinian land in 1948, but has continued to eat the halt of settlements is a grave oversight. The creaway at the already meager and unsubstantial ation of Israeli settlements is an attempt to shift the Palestinian territories throughout the six decades of demographic of the Palestinian territories, an issue the conflict. The Palestinian territories of today are that is the whole point of the conflict in the first only a fraction of what they started as due to the place. When Jews are being bussed into Palestinian unyielding expansion of Israel. By the end of 2004, territories to create illegal settlements and then there were almost half a million settlers living in the those Jewish settlers incite relentless violence and West Bank in the government’s attempt to annex attacks on the Palestinian population, the only result the land as part of Israel. It is beyond a doubt that is more Palestinian deaths, more Palestinian that number has increased substantially by now due refugees and a greater Israeli presence with more to the countless settlement construction projects land that isn’t theirs. The Israeli government doessince then. n’t care about engaging in peace talks with the The construction of settlements in Palestinian Palestinians, because either way, it will continue territories has been Israel’s ploy in establishing doing exactly what it wants to do. “facts on the ground,” or planting a Jewish populaAnd then as Israel continues to colonize tion in the West Bank to gain a claim over the land. Palestinian land while the Palestinians watch with That way, when Palestinians grieve that they have their hands tied behind their back, the American been uprooted from their homes in Palestine, Israel government criticizes the Palestinians as being can accuse the world of doing the same thing to stubborn and uncooperative for not simply complyIsraeli settlers if they are demanded to remove ing with what Israel wants to do. their settlements. It is for this reason that it is imperative for Israel Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is a School of Arts and to halt the construction of Israeli settlements in the Sciences sophomore majoring in political science Palestinian territories. Every second that Israel and Middle Eastern studies with a minor in French. stalls engaging in peace talks until the Palestinians Her column, “The Minority Report,” runs on alterwithdraw their demand of halting Israeli settlenate Wednesdays.
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beyond 40 yards Saturday against Pittsburgh. Te’s improvement corresponds with an overall improved play throughout the Knights’ special teams units. The punt coverage team held Panthers returner Cameron Saddler to only 7 yards on three attempts. Junior punter Justin Doerner touched down five punts inside Pittsburgh’s 20-yard line, saddling the Panthers with poor field position. The Knights blocked a pair of field goal attempts and another extra point attempt against the Orange. Junior cornerback Marcus Cooper returned a fumbled punt return for a touchdown in Rutgers’ victory against Ohio. “We’ve shown flashes so far in all of them,” Schiano said. “What we’re looking for right now is to consistently perform at a high level on all of them. I think if you can do it once, you should be able to consistently do it.” Outside of his work on defense, Schiano made special teams play his calling card. Devin McCour ty, now with the New England Patriots, ser ved on his punt block team and returned kickof fs. Indianapolis Colt Joe Lefeged blocked three punts and had a touchdown return in one game during his senior season. There are no identifiable aces yet, although sophomore linebacker Jamal Mer rell made his presence felt in Syracuse. Junior safety Wayne Warren nearly blocked a punt against Ohio and forced the fumble Cooper returned. “It’s improving little by little, but as long as we’re improving,” said junior linebacker Steve
The Rutgers back four draws on the per formance heading into its matchup with the Wildcats. But with so many Big East repercussions surrounding tonight’s game, Rutgers does not focus on its past. “This is a huge game. We got three points [against Cincinnati], but Villanova is going to be an even tougher test for us, I think,” said senior midfielder Nate Bordeau. “We’re focused on Villanova now. But if we bring it, we will be just fine.”
The Knights have to deal with the loss of sophomore forward Kene Eze, who left the Cincinnati game after a collision with a defender left him with a head injury. The Knights’ leading scorer returned to the sidelines, but was unable to re-enter the game. His status for tonight’s matchup is questionable. Donigan is confident if Eze is unable to play, others on the team can step up in his absence. “Hopefully we get him back pretty soon, but you just move forward,” Donigan said. “I mean, you are going to lose other guys in the course of the season, too, so you can’t just dwell on it. You have to move over. Guys have to step up and fill in the responsibility and hopefully get the results.”
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Junior Justin Doerner won the punting and kickoff jobs after joining Rutgers by way of Los Angeles Harbor Junior College. Beauharnais. “There’s no such thing as staying the same. Either you get worse or you get better. It finally shows a little bit.” There are still areas to iron out, Schiano said. Te used to handle kickoff duties, but Doerner took over the responsibilities after transferring from a California junior college. Doerner kicked one out of bounds earlier in the season and failed to kick one end over end against Pittsburgh. “We shanked a kick, kicked one out of bounds,” Schiano said. “It’s hard to play defense when you star t at the 40. That’s a shor t field.” Doer ner consistently put Pittsburgh’s of fense at a disad-
vantage Saturday, when it star ted deep in its own territor y with regularity. Doerner put 13 punts inside the 20-yard line through five games compared to four touchbacks. Teddy Dellaganna only placed 12 in the same territor y a year ago, when he suf fered nagging injuries and split time with Kyle Sullivan. The Knights allowed a blocked punt last year in a loss to Nor th Carolina, but Doer ner has yet to punt under duress this season. “It doesn’t necessarily have to be all these superb plays,” Schiano said. “You just can’t have those bad ones.”
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Sophomore Kene Eze quickly made an impact after transferring from William Paterson, but is questionable with a head injury.
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Doubles play emerges as strength BY T.J. NAGY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The Rutgers women’s tennis team competed well this weekend at the TENNIS U S T A Invitational, going 13-8 in singles and 5-4 in doubles. After some impor tant victories, the Knights and head coach Ben Bucca believe they deser ve to be considered among the best teams in the area. “We’ve definitely established ourselves and will continue our tradition of being one for the top teams in the region.” Bucca said. “We’re playing against some of the best competition, and we’re holding our own. So far this season we’ve laid a ver y strong foundation of being able to compete with the best.” The tournament took place in New York City at the same com-
GOALS: RU turnaround starts with penalty conversions continued from back The statistics do not lie. Of the past three teams the Knights scored multiple goals against, the Cardinals were the only opponent against which Rutgers turned penalty corners into points. The corner sets continue to come together for Rutgers, not only against opponents like Louisville, but also against goalkeepers Sarah Stuby and Vickie Lavell in practice, Tchou said. “The goalkeepers gave us some feedback, in general, about our shooting. Our opportunities were much more dangerous,” she said. “We weren’t always scoring, but we were getting hard shots on the cage.” The scoring last year mostly came off the sticks of senior for-
plex where the U.S. Open is host- most number of wins we’ve had ed and showcased some of the at this tournament.” best teams, ranging from Sophomore Vanessa Petrini, Washington, D.C. to Boston. freshman Lindsay Balsamo Although this was the first and junior Michelle Green, time in a few years the Knights who each made it to the did not have a semifinals in team in the main their respected draw finals, three draws, led the “We just played of their players Knights’ success. tennis the right were able to As for reach the semifidoubles, what way this weekend. nals, something was once an We played with the Knights Achilles’ heel is have not accomquickly becomconfidence and plished in their ing a strength. eight years at The Knights seriousness.” the tournament. continued to BEN BUCCA The Knights play well against Head Coach also won each of the tough comthe 10 tiebreakers petition. Senior they competed in J e n n i f e r over the weekend. Holzberg and Petrini even “We had a very strong per- defeated the same Brown team formance,” Bucca said. “Looking that beat them in their at it comprehensively across the last meeting. board, and at our performance “It’s ver y clear that doubles as a team, this is definitely the is going to be a key to our sucward Nicole Gentile and sophomore Gia Nappi. Gentile and Nappi scored 11 and five goals, respectively, and accounted for more than half of the Knights’ goals. This year it is Nappi and junior forward Carlie Rouh leading in scoring. The pair combine for nine goals, nearly half of the team’s 21 goals. “Our two scorers are Gia and Carlie. They’ve been going so hard in practice, making sure that ever y corner and ever y shot that they take is where the goalie is not,” said junior forward Chelsea Rota. “That hard work is standing out both in practice and on the field.” In the Knights’ four games since snapping their losing streak, Nappi and Rouh continued their scoring ways. But Rutgers succeeded on the of fensive end because of greater unification.
“The midfielders are really involved in our attacks inside the 25, which really helps because we can’t just rely on the forwards dribbling into the circle and being kind of crowded in front of the keeper,” Tchou said. Rutgers has six games to score 10 goals in order to surpass its scoring total from the previous season. Five of the Knights’ 21 goals came Aug. 26 against James Madison in the season opener. Rutgers did not score multiple goals in a game again until Sept. 25 in a 3-1 win against Bucknell. The Knights returned to Piscataway a different team that day, one that consistently scored multiple goals in a game. They also returned a team well on pace to surpass last season’s scoring total and continue their pursuit Friday against Providence.
cess this year.” Bucca said. “The pursuit of playing excellent doubles is one that we have to continue. Ever yone is really working hard and we’re in great shape. So it’s really just a matter of continuing with the work ethic that they’ve displayed so far and continuing to develop a strong team spirit.” The Knights travel to Columbia on Tuesday to face their Ivy League opponent. In the meantime, Bucca and his team will attempt to have another successful week of practice. “I have to believe that this gave ever yone on this team a lot of confidence,” Bucca said. “We just played tennis the right way this weekend. We played with confidence and a seriousness of our purpose when we’re on the cour t, and I think that those are little intangibles that help to make a dif ference in our play.”
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otre Dame senior for ward Tim Abromaitis will sit out the first four games of the 2011-12 season. As a sophomore, Abromaitis played two preseason games and then sat out the regular season as a redshirt. The move is OK for freshmen, but not for sophomores, juniors or seniors, so it counts as a year of eligibility for Abromaitis. Head coach Mike Brey proposed to the NCAA that since he was the one who misunderstood the rule, he should serve a two-game suspension rather than his starting for ward. The proposal was denied.
head football coach Mike Stoops on Monday, midway through his eighth season. The Wildcats are 1-5 and winless in conference play this season, with their last loss coming against a previously winless Oregon State. Defensive coordinator Tim Kish will ser ve as interim head coach while the school looks for a new coach. Arizona bought out the remainder of Stoops’ contract, which will total $1.4 million.
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Sophomore Gia Nappi scored 10 goals thus far in her career.
coach John Fox officially named Tim Tebow the starting quarterback Monday, replacing Kyle Orton. Tebow subbed in for Orton in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the San Diego Chargers and sparked the offense. With the Broncos’ bye week approaching, Tebow’s first career start will come Oct. 23 in Miami. Incidentally, Tebow’s 2008 BCS Champion Florida team will be honored at the game.
David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the season with the threat of more games cut if a labor agreement does not come to fruition. The move pushes the start of the season back from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 and shortens the schedule by about seven games. The talks taking place seem to yield no progress, and perhaps even movement in the wrong direction. No new meetings have been scheduled.
determined the 2015 Super Bowl will take place in Glendale, Ariz., which edged out Tampa, Fla. The decision marks the third Super Bowl held in the Phoenix area. Phoenix won the opportunity to play host on a second ballot after no teams received the required 24 of 32 votes needed on the first ballot.
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Steady sophomore uses offseason to study sport BY BRADLY DERECHAILO
“She is a team leader. Even in the training she has started to come around and be an example. It’s As with any runner, Brianna fun to watch.” Deming entered last Friday’s Part of the reason why race with the hope of being the Deming and the rest of the team first one saw success early this season is WOMEN’S XC to cross their commitment to Merrillthe finish line. What separated Moran’s training. her from the other 132 competiDeming credits Mer rilltors during the Metropolitan Moran — or “Coach Jan” as the Championships was the fact team knows her — as a driving that she translated her goal to force in the team’s strong outthe course to capture the ings this year in her second women’s 5K title. season as assistant coach. “It felt so good,” Deming said “We definitely have gotten a of winning the race. “I knew lot more training this year,” going into it that I wanted to win, Deming said. “She has gotten so it was amazing to cross the line to know us more, so she knows and finish in first place.” what I need as a runWhile Deming’s ner to be better. You accomplishments on can see the positive the course this season energy, and ever yone are evident, her sucis just doing so well.” cess translated from As a pharmacy hard work and dedicamajor, the sophotion. Coach Jan more takes academMerrill-Moran noticed ics as well as her her work ethic ever training seriously, since she first laced and Mer rill-Moran BRIANNA up last fall for the understands the chalDEMING Scarlet Knights. lenges that go with it. “Her work ethic has always “She’s a pharmacy major, so been there,” Merrill-Moran said. there is a lot of time manage“Over the last year she has really ment going on,” Merrill-Moran become a student of the sport. said. “We’ll have to wait and She has learned more about the see how the studies come tactics of racing and how to use around, but so far, so good.” her energy effectively throughDeming looks to continue out the race. It’s exciting to see.” her impressive per formances Deming improved since Saturday at the Connecticut ear ning team MVP honors Invitational. The meet is the last season. last event before the Big East The Webster, N.Y., native led Championships in Louisville, the Knights in each of their three Ky. Deming and the rest of the meets this season. team are excited to see how The Knights know how dedi- their success transfers to the cated she is to helping herself rigorous competition the conand everyone perform the best ference presents. they can. “I think with all of the “It’s awesome,” said junior improvements this year, we Anjelica Brinkofski. “This is my will be better prepared for the first year becoming a main com- Championships as long as ponent of the team, and she is ever yone stays healthy and really pushing and helping me keeps doing what they have along the way. She has always been doing,” Deming said. “I been a great athlete and very ded- don’t see any reason why icated since Day 1.” we shouldn’t improve from last Mer rill-Moran also sees year. It’s inspired me Deming’s commitment to and ever yone else to work her teammates. harder and tr y to be as good “She is the No. 1 runner on as the other runners in the the team right now,” she said. Big East.” CONTRIBUTING WRITER
JENNIFER MIGUEL-HELLMAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Freshman running back Savon Huggins is the only member of the Scarlet Knights’ backfield to find the end zone this season with four touchdowns on 36 carries.
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BY STEVEN MILLER SPORTS EDITOR
Savon Huggins believes he is much more comfor table carr ying the ball now than he was through the first four weeks of the season, but he always appeared in control around the goal line. Huggins carried the ball 26 times for 47 yards through the Rutgers football team’s first four games, but found the end zone three times from shor t yardage. He repeated the act against Pittsburgh, when he had his best game with 10 carries for 42 yards. Redshir t freshman Jawan Jamison received the bulk of the carries in the early going, but goal-line carries went to Huggins. It was incidental, according to head coach Greg Schiano, but it may not remain that way for long. “It’s just kind of worked out that way,” Schiano said. “He has shown a knack to get the ball in the end zone, though. Some backs can do that. He may become the goalline back.” Huggins scored from 1 and 7 yards out in the opener against Nor th Carolina Central, from 3 yards against Ohio after Jamison temporarily went down, and against Pittsburgh with a 3-yard run. He is the only running back to score after five games. “I just keep my feet moving, drive,” Huggins said. “You can’t dance in the hole. You make one move and go. My mentality is to always fall forward, always fall forward, always fall forward. If you do that, good things will come out of it.” The St. Peter’s Prep product averages only 2.5 yards per carry, and that comes after he averaged 4.2 against Pittsburgh. He ran for 32 yards in the season opener, but barely played against North Carolina and Syracuse and fumbled twice against Ohio. He had 16 carries for 15 yards in that time, but said he remained confident, rediscovered patience and improved his pad level — all of which were evident against Pittsburgh. “I learned from going through something like that,” Huggins said. “I’m a strong person and I told myself, ‘Everything happens for a rea-
JOVELLE ABBEY TAMAYO / SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Redshirt freshman Brandon Coleman caught a touchdown pass in his collegiate debut, but has yet to make a serious impact. son. You have to bounce back. You don’t have a choice.’ This is a test for me. This is something I want to achieve, I want to obtain, I want to overcome it, and I’ll be stronger as a person.”
Midshipmen in yards. Freshman back P.J. James is Proctor this week scout team.
Kriss Proctor presents match-up problems — he is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, can run and throw, and is left-handed — but the tripleoption offense may not force as many defensive adjustments as it once did. While Rutgers ran a nickelheavy defense in years’ past to put more speed on the field, the offseason personnel changes took care of the speed for Schiano. “We may not have to do that with the people we have now playing,” Schiano said. “Basically we are in a nickel all the time with Khaseem [Greene at linebacker], but not because he is a small guy, because he can run well.” But Proctor can also run well, and he leads the
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over only six times through its first five games, which will pose a problem to a Rutgers team that relied on defensive takeaways thus far. The Scarlet Knights’ best opportunity comes in disrupting pitch plays, but the offense may have to pick up some of the burden and become more productive. “I have felt the last couple of weeks that we were going to really pop, but we haven’t,” Schiano said. “I guess I shouldn’t say that. We scored some points against Pitt, but it was in a dif ferent way.” Schiano said he hopes redshir t freshman wideout Brandon Coleman, who had a dominant spring, is the next weapon to emerge.
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’Nova arrives at Yurcak spot below RU in standings BY VINNIE MANCUSO CORRESPONDENT
The Rutgers men’s soccer team sits in second place in the Big East’s Red Division standings after a pivotal win Sunday against Cincinnati. MEN’S SOCCER But the Scarlet Knights face a VILLANOVA AT quick turnaround RUTGERS, as Villanova, the TONIGHT, 7 P.M. team one spot below the Knights in the standings, pays a visit to Yurcak Field tonight with a chance to seize the No. 2 spot. With such little time between games, Rutgers focuses more on its own players than those on the Wildcats’ roster. “It is going to be hard with the shor ter turn-around time, but we have to be prepared,” said head coach Dan Donigan. “A lot of it is just going to be the health and maintenance of our players and their bodies and being able to go again.” Donigan noted the preparation for the Wildcats and the team’s remaining schedule is less about strategy and more about keeping his players healthy and able to per form. “It is not so much tactical stuff at this point in the season now — it is about recovery,” he said. “It is about getting ready to come out here and perform at a very high level against another very good opponent coming into town.” Villanova arrives in Piscataway with goals of putting the Knights’ recover y to the test. The Wildcats (4-4-4) did not drop a decision in their last four games. Their four-game streak includes a 1-1 tie with DePaul and a 3-0 win against Seton Hall, good for four Big East points. But the Knights roll into tonight’s matchup with momentum of their own. Rutgers enters fresh of f a win against the conference-foe Bearcats, against whom the Knights scored two unanswered goals for a comeback win. Before that, Rutgers traveled to No. 2 Mar yland, where despite a loss, the defense held the Terrapins to a scoreless tie in the second half.
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JOVELLE ABBEY TAMAYO / SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Senior forward Nate Bourdeau is one of three Scarlet Knights with more than one goal this season, and each of his came this weekend in a 2-1 comeback victory over Cincinnati. The victory gave Rutgers the second spot in the Big East Red Division.
Schiano seeks consistency out of special teams
Knights near goals despite brief struggles BY JOSH BAKAN
BY TYLER BARTO
ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Entering the season, the Rutgers field hockey team wanted to surpass the 30 goals it scored last year. With seven consecutive losses and as many games of scoring one goal or less to begin the FIELD HOCKEY year, the vision looked more like a pipe dream. But the Scarlet Knights (3-9, 1-3) grew into a different team, one that scored two or more goals in three of its past four games. Now the idea of surpassing 30 goals appears more and more realistic. Rutgers entered Saturday against Louisville displaying a different looking offense than it did earlier in the season — one that prioritized quality over quantity. The Knights only registered eight shots, but they converted goals on two penalty corners against the Cardinals. “Our success carried over into Louisville, where we got two goals off corner sets,” said head coach Liz Tchou. “If you look at our stats, that’s really where we’ve been having trouble.”
San San Te and Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano met during the offseason to talk about the senior kicker’s consistency. Te, the Scarlet FOOTBALL Knights’ four th-year kicker, conver ted 67 percent of his career field goals and missed five field goals last season from longer than 40 yards. Through five games this season, Te leads the nation with 12 conver ted field goals. But his 75 percent conversion rate is tied for worst among the top 10 kickers nationally. Three of Te’s four misses came Oct. 1 at Syracuse, although he kicked the game-winner in the second over time. “I knew what I did wrong on the ones that I missed at Syracuse,” Te said. “I don’t really feel like I was out of rhythm. It was just some small technical things I needed to take care of.” The Conover, N.C., native rebounded to make a pair of field goals
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KEITH FREEMAN / PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
Senior kicker San San Te made a pair of field goals Saturday against Pittsburgh from more than 40 yards out, which was a weakness for him last season.
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