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The Rutgers men’s soccer team hosts Big East cellar dweller Syracuse tonight at Yurcak Field with a chance to take the top spot in the conference with a win.

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Amy Heidemann, lead singer of a musical duo called Karmin that covers popular songs on YouTube, performs last night in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. For the full story and exclusive interview, see tomorrow’s edition of Inside Beat.

Task Force talks merging of South Jersey universities ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR

The University could lose its Camden campus in a proposed plan for a unified University of South Jersey. The Governor’s Task Force on Higher Education outlined the possibility of the move in a December 2010 repor t, which also included recommendations for the merger between Rutgers-New Br unswick and the University of Medicine and Dentistr y of New Jersey. But few noticed the proposal. Rutgers-Camden, Rowan University, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford (part of UMDNJ) and the Cooper Medical School could become one institution, according to the report.

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The report read, “The South Jersey region is grossly lacking in higher education resources to meet the current needs, let alone future growth.” Most Rutgers-Camden students only found out yesterday after the campus newspaper, The Gleaner, published a piece on the matter. “It hasn’t really been a topic of conversation before,” said Sarah McCart, editor-in-chief of The Gleaner. “Right now it’s a lot of outrage and confusion.” Some students are upset because of the possibility of splitting away from the Rutgers institution, she said. Most of the information available so far, however, is speculative as the advisory committee on the matter only provided loose recommendations.


Joining two existing programs on campus, the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps will make its debut on campus starting fall of 2012. The University’s Board of Governors approved the creation of an academic Department of Naval Science last Wednesday to provide a four-year program of naval science. “The NROTC program offers a fantastic opportunity for students interested in the Navy to finally realize their dreams,” said Richard Edwards, interim executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “We’ve offered the ROTC for the Army and Air Force for a long time, but the NROTC is a fresh new start.” Furthermore, the program will be the first and only NROTC program to be offered in New Jersey, Edwards said. The program works to educate and train young individuals for leadership positions in the Navy and Marine Corps, said Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. “We can tell you that NROTC midshipmen are among the best and brightest students in the countr y,” Mabus said. “The NROTC program develops young men and women morally, mentally and physically, and instills in them the highest ideals of honor, courage and commitment.” Edwards warns however, that the standards are set high for the naval cadets. “Students can major in whatever they choose, but they also have to complete courses that are specified by the Navy, with the addi-

tions of the normal course load of college,” he said. The Naval Science curriculum will be a four-year curriculum consisting of approximately 27-33 credits, Edwards said. Cadets can choose an academic major and meet all other requirements for their school of enrollment. The Navy will develop the content and curricular materials for these courses. It will then go through an approval process at the University, which will create a Core Requirements Committee that has the responsibility to review and approve the curriculum, he said. This committee will involve faculty from the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication and Information, the School of Management and Labor Relations and the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Edwards said. Faculty from other units may be added. Students must complete a year of calculus by the end of their sophomore year and another year of calculus-based physics by the end of their junior year, Edwards said. Cadets are also required to par ticipate in physical drills and tests like other militar y personnel, he said. In addition, they must pass other requirements such as correctable 20/20 vision. In the summer, NROTC students will spend time on ships and submarines to train, he said. After their first year, they will spend four to six summer weeks with regular naval units


Business School aims to increase graduating class BY TABISH TALIB CORRESPONDENT

The Rutgers Business School expects to graduate more students starting in fall 2013 in conjunction with the opening of a business school building on Livingston campus. “We had more than 400 seniors graduate this year, but we expect that number to more than double in a few years,” said Glenn Shafer, dean of the Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick. The building will be a counterpart of the business school building on the Newark campus, according to a University press release. Shafer said the Board of Governor’s approved to increase the school’s enrollment to 3,200 students over the past years. “We have already expanded enrollment, but the expansive wave has not hit the senior class yet,” he said. The school plans to enroll 3,000 undergraduate students total — an amount that includes incoming firstyear students, current students and transfer students — up from the current 1,900, because of the rising num-

ber of applications, according to the release. Many more part-time MBA students have also become full-time students, said Daniel Stoll, a Rutgers Business School spokesman. “Because of the economy, there are a lot of students who were part-time students but lost their job and are now full-time students,” he said. Martin Markowitz, senior associate dean of the Rutgers Business School, said the school’s four-year program for entering undergraduates, which began in 2008, would continue to draw in more applicants. Prior to this program, the school only accepted incoming juniors who applied from the School of Arts and Sciences, he said. “A four-year program gives us a better opportunity to attract more students,” he said. “Many people will now come to the University because the school is close to the New York suburban setting and the tuition is a lot better than the other schools out there.” The building will house the five undergraduate departments of the business school and provide class-

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rooms and research laboratories, Markowitz said. “The business school will have a central location, with faculty, administration and classrooms in the building,” he said. The New Brunswick half of the business school is currently housed

in the Janice H. Levin building on Livingston campus, but is insufficient for the needs of the school, Markowitz said. “We have vir tually no classrooms in the building, and many students


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Authors discuss media bias on Middle East



Semites — the Arabs. Only now it wears a robe and headdress instead of a yarmulke Authors Jack Shaheen and and the Star of David.” Kenneth Ster n took on the Shaheen said he hopes the subject of media bias against event would help foster tolerthe Islamic and Jewish commu- ance by allowing students to nity Monday night in Trayes speak about the issue and Hall of the Douglass spread awareness. campus center, encouraging “I would hope we are a awareness against intolerance countr y that eventually and prejudice unlearns its prejudices at a Quoting an old proverb, great cost,” he said. “Will Shaheen, a professor emeritus American-Muslims and of mass communication at American-Arabs have to suf fer Souther n Illinois University, as much as others? Will they said even the donkey learns have to be incarcerated or will by repetition. somehow a level playing field “If we repeat a lie often develop beyond that?” enough … the mythology Yusra Syed, a School of Arts becomes reality,” he said “So and Sciences junior, said the the [purpose] of the gathering panel allowed her to educate hertonight is to implant in the self about the prevalent issue. hear ts and minds of each and “ [The panel] provided good ever y individual gathered here perspectives … these are the idea that we should things that we need to talk take this.” about more as a community Citing television shows and we need to address as such as Fox’s “24” and issues, especially because Showtime’s “Sleeper Cell” as Islamophobia is so prevalent in well as the propaganda of inter- our society,” she said. est groups, Shaheen said he Caitlin Scuderi, an instrucfound visual images to be the tor for the Middle East most damaging medium to the Coexistence House on image of Muslims and Arabs. Douglass campus, brought her In our society today, he said residents to attend the panel. a comment or action displaying She said she felt the panel anti-black or presented an anti-Jewish sentiimpor tant and ments is not tol- “We need to address relevant issue for erated. Antithem, and found [these] issues, Muslim sentithe speakers to ment, however, match. especially because be “a good is a dif ferent J a c k stor y. [Sheehan], I Islamophobia is “If I go thought, was so prevalent around and say obviously ver y I’m anti-Muslim passionate about in our society. ” or anti-Arab, I what he had to YUSRA SYED don’t think many say … Ken School of Arts and Sciences people will pay [Ster n] … has Junior much attention,” quite a good hisShaheen said. “I tor y and think it’s almost research … I acceptable … I can almost get think they were ver y compleaway with it. Why? Because mentar y to each other,” said our press, our information … Scuderi, a political science docteaches us primarily to fear all toral candidate in the School of things Islam.” Ar ts and Sciences. But Stern, a defense attorDeepa Kumar, associate ney, said he does not believe it professor in the Depar tment of is the form of media that caus- Journalism and Media Studies es a likelihood of hate speech. and Middle East studies, said Rather it is what is being said the panel was informative but and where, as well as why it is missed the parallels between allowed and how much of a Islamophobia and antifight there is against it. Semitism and their moder n “Anti-Semitism has the ef fects in the United States. capacity to be a problem in “Jews were in Muslim sociplaces where there are no eties, [that’s] an impor tant Jews,” he said. “One of the thing to learn. That was not … common denominators in anti- talked about in this panel, but Semitism … is it’s basically it’s something that should be conspiracy theories. It’s a con- talked about more, especially spiracy theor y that charges given the mainstream disJews with harming non-Jews.” course about a Judeo-Christian The connection between the tradition with somehow two types of religious bias is Muslims being outsiders — historical, Shaheen said. that’s not true,” Kumar said. Shaheen said he pointed out The Alan and Joan Bildner the similarities between histor- Center for the Study of Jewish ical stereotypes of Jews and Life, the Center for Middle cur rent stereotypes of Easter n Studies, the Muslims. Depar tment of Jewish Studies, “After the Holocaust, the the Middle Easter n studies characterization of Jews as program with the Depar tment murderous anarchists or of Jour nalism and Media greedy financiers was no Studies and the Institute on longer tolerable,” he said. Ethnicity, Culture and the “This caricature was soon Modern Experience, cospontransferred to another group of sored the panel. CONTRIBUTING WRITER


Queer activist Sara Felder juggles swords last night at “Juggling Traditions” in the Demarest Hall lounge on the College Avenue campus. After her performance, Felder, a self-indentified Jewish lesbian, discusses striking the middle ground between cultural and sexual identities.

Humanist focuses on atheist expression BY DANIEL GARBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Bringing out a less technical side of atheism, author Jennifer Michael Hecht spoke to University students about her research on the idea of “Poetic Atheism.” This version is an alternative to New Atheism, which Hecht believes is overly materialistic and based in science. “Throughout most of history, atheism has not been materialist and scientific — it has been based in the humanities,” she said at a discussion sponsored by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Rutgers University. Hecht began studying the histor y of atheism when she encountered a 19th centur y French organization called the Society of Mutual Autopsy, whose members dissected each other after death and held an atheistic view. “I found there was no good histor y of atheism, and that’s why I wrote [about it],” she said. “Ever ything I could find on the histor y of atheism was either so pro-atheist that ever y smar t, good person in histor y was one — which I knew wasn’t true — or they were anti-atheist.” In her own atheism research, Hecht came across a variety of humanist and atheist sentiment in poetry. “When I looked back through history at a lot of my intellectual heroes who believed in God, I found what they actually believed about the universe was, in many cases, not any different than what I believe,” she said.

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She said if early intellectuals were aware of modern-day social and political issues, they may not have written about God as much. “So why were they using this word ‘God?’ Because they liked it, for the same reasons that I don’t like it,” she said. “That is, if there were no social or political issues, I might use the word too, to mean the beautiful feelings we have between each other or the glory of a sunset.”

“Throughout most of history atheism has not been materialistic ... it has been based in the humanities.” JENNIFER MICHAEL HECHT Author

She also speculates that many poets, like William Shakespeare, were non-believers. “If all of the great poets were believers, they would have been religious writers,” she said. “They didn’t believe dominant stories about what meaning is … John Keats, he never mentions Jesus. In Shakespeare, there’s none of this kind of religious thinking.” Hecht also noted that although she has the capacity to understand religious sentiment, she cannot wrap her head around the supernatural aspect. “I can feel all the feelings that people call religious, and I don’t

think ill of them. I just don’t think [these feelings] point to anything else, to the supernatural,” she said. Even two books of the Bible, Job and Ecclesiastics, have aspects of humanism in them, she said. “Job is a book of passionate screaming at the idea that there could be anyone making all this [the world] fair,” she said. “The other [biblical] book praised through atheist histor y is Ecclesiastics. This is an incredibly secular book.” Hecht wrote “The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology in France, 1876-1936,” “Doubt: A Histor y,” and “The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think is Right is Wrong,” along with two volumes of poetry on atheism. She has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and teaches in the graduate writing program at The New School and the MFA program at Columbia. James Palmer, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, was happy to hear a speaker on atheism at the University. “I’ve watched atheist videos on YouTube, but this is the first time I’ve heard an atheist speaker … It’s a very homogenizing experience,” Palmer said. Barr y Klassel, the University’s humanist chaplain, said his organization booked Hecht to speak because she is an expert on the histor y of atheist thought. “[Hecht] is an eloquent advocate for how poetry and the other arts express the ultimate beauty and wonder of the natural universe,” Klassel said.


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BUSINESS: School to include new program, major continued from front have to go to other campuses for classes,” he said. The school plans to use familiar facilities of the Livingston campus in classes, including newly formed classrooms in the vacated Tillett Dining Hall space and the construction of a residence hall, Shafer said. “We will have classes in Tillett and hope to use the new movie theatres that are a part of the housing expansion,” he said. “The theatres can be readjusted to be classrooms when they are not being used.” The building would help provide a stronger foundation for the

business school in New Brunswick, Shafer said. “We’ve moved into a new building in the Newark campus two years ago and experienced a rise in morale in both students and faculty,” he said. To accommodate the larger number of students, the business school is also increasing the number of departments within the school, Markowitz said. “We created a supply chain management major, which started this year, and a business analytics and information technology major that we will start next year,” he said. Many people think the business school only offers an MBA program in the Newark campus and not in New Brunswick, Shafer said.



“We’ve graduated hundreds of MBA students in New Brunswick,” he said. “In fact, last year there were more MBA graduates from New Brunswick than Newark.” Stoll said the New Brunswick campus is not strictly a part-time MBA program, but just an untraditional one. “What we currently have in New Brunswick is a flex MBA program, in which a student can take up to 15 credits and is not limited to just between six to 12 credits,” he said. Markowitz said the new building would be a proud addition to the University’s New Brunswick campus. “[The building] provides us with the symbol and stature of a business school,” he said. CONOR ALWELL

MERGING: Spokesman for Camden says idea not likely continued from front “We came here because we want to be part of Rutgers,” she said. Andrew Lees, president of the Faculty Senate of the Faculty Arts and Sciences-Camden, said some faculty members are concerned with possibly severing links between Camden campus and the rest of the University. Lees is at the front of facultyled dissonance with the proposed creation of the University of South Jersey. “We are very leery of a merger, which would link us to a lower university,” he said. If Camden campus were to lose its connection to the University, Lees said one of the difficulties would be retaining and attracting top-tier faculty. “The Rutgers name means a lot,” he said. “And it’s not just names — there are lots of ways our students benefit from being part of a larger university.” He said the concern was not with Rutgers-New Brunswick President Richard L. McCormick but with the decision of his eventual successor, as McCormick

PROGRAM:Candidates must pass strict requirements continued from front to train and cover all aspects of the navy. This allows for students to explore further specializing opportunities. The Depar tment of Naval Science is established primarily for naval students, so they will have preference for naval courses over other University students. But if there are openings, University students not af filiated with ROTC are free to take the classes, Edwards said. Like the other units, NROTC offers a four-year scholarship program, Mabus said. “If you’re coming from high school, you should have a strong GPA with good SAT scores, along with the physical requirements for all military personnel, including unit drills and physical training,” he said. Applications are reviewed by a selection board based on current Navy and Marine Corps officer production requirements and are ranked against other applicants, Mabus said. If nominated, the individual must successfully complete all other eligibility requirements. This also benefits the other

already announced he would be stepping down at the end of the academic year. Mike Sepanic, director of communications at Rutgers-Camden, said students’ fears of attending a school with a different name in the near future was unfounded. “We are recruiting students for next fall to be Rutgers students,” he said. “This is a concept, this is an idea — it’s not a reality.” Sepanic referenced the December 2010 report and the recent advisory committee’s recommendations as nothing more than a suggestion. A Gov. Chris Christie-appointed committee has been the source of recommendations on the subject. Christie received Higher Education Task Force Recommendations on Jan. 4 and signed Executive Order 51 to create the Governor’s Higher Education Council and Advisory Committee on Graduate Medical Education. The advisory committee’s latest report on Sept. 20, examined the state of medical education in New Jersey and made recommendations accordingly. It advocated for the expedited merger of Rutgers-New Brunswick and UMDNJPiscataway due to a “damaging

uncer tainty regarding the future structure, affiliations and governance of … the University of Medicine and Dentistr y of New Jersey.” At the same time, the report stated it was not yet ready to offer recommendations regarding educational facilities in southern New Jersey. “The committee plans in the next phase of its work to consider whether a new combination of public higher education assets in Southern New Jersey is potentially the best way for New Jersey to support and improve public medical education in Southern New Jersey and the vitality of the region,” the advisory committee reported. McCart said at the moment, there are too few facts confirming a definite split of Rutgers-Camden from the University. She said in the upcoming weeks, The Gleaner aims to provide a forum for students and faculty to express their opinions. “We want to make sure that we are opening up dialogue between students and administration,” she said. “We are also hoping the administration realizes that we do consider ourselves a Rutgers campus not just a college in Camden.”

divisions on campus, said Lt. Col. Kenneth Patterson, professor for Militar y Science for Army ROTC. Edwards said the NROTC coming to campus is a great benefit for the other ROTC divisions, because it allows the Army and Air Force divisions to train with them and share ideas. Patterson said that the Army and Air Force divisions worked hard with the University as well as the Department of the Navy to convince them that the University is the right place for an NROTC unit. Through the program, students will graduate as ensigns in the militar y and will have a five-year commitment, Edwards said. He said the benefits of the NROTC program would extend beyond the military. Students will come out with highly advanced technical skills, along with leadership abilities to help them land quality jobs. Even though the specific requirements are not online yet at the University, the NROTC website at provides information for prospective students interested in the program, Mabus said. Fifteen students are expected to graduate ever y year, Edwards said. After a four-year phase in period, the minimum

enrollment would be somewhere between 65 to 90 students across all four years of the program, which is comparable to the Army and Air Force. The Army ROTC currently enrolls 121 cadets while the Air Force enrolls 68, he said. The Army produces an average of 15 commissioned second lieutenants while the Air Force commissions 10 second lieutenants. While the militar y pays for teachers, the University will fund the NROTC house, which will be located on 12 Lafayette Street, and other minor secretarial duties, Edwards said. Planning for the NROTC program began in 2009, when the University’s administrators contacted the Navy about the NROTC program, he said. The Navy responded favorably and discussions ensued. Communications continued on the establishment of the program, and in March 2010, the University of ficially applied to host the NROTC unit, Mabus said. “Rutgers has been extraordinarily supportive for the establishment of the NROTC,” Patterson said. “We look forward to helping them make their footprint at Rutgers, help get them settled in the campus and beat them in flag football.”

Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler explains the relationship between his town and the University Monday on the College Avenue campus.

Mayor shares political views with U. students BY GIANCARLO CHAUX

whether the jobs are going to locate to China and India or if they’ll stay here in The Rutgers University New Jersey.” Democrats invited Piscataway Wahler said the first step Mayor Brian Wahler to its toward advancing the United meeting Monday, where the States’s economy over its interexecutive spent the evening national rivals is to fix probof fering students his opinion lems in Wall Street’s alleged on issues af fecting both foul play and of fer a fair voice Piscataway residents and to protestors in the “Occupy University students. Wall Street” movement. Wahler, a University alumnus, “These [corporate employsaid students are an important ers] are characters that knew aspect of his job because the that the economy was going to University is Piscataway’s largest collapse and put millions of public employer, and many issues people out of work, but did you that affect his township also hear of anyone being put in impact students. jail? Nothing happened to “There are a lot of students them, and that’s hard to imaghere that volunteer for the fire ine,” he said. department or the emergency Though he is concerned ser vices,” he with the protests said. “That is a at Wall Street, big plus for us which have been “When Rutgers here in the towns going on for with a student more than a gets a cold, population, even Wahler we get a migraine month, if some people said that he was don’t realize it.” mostly worried in our town.” Because of with the local BRIAN WAHLER the large number repercussions of Piscataway Mayor of students in the movement, Piscataway who but is grateful either commute that local towns or live on Busch campus, like Piscataway have not been Wahler described the badly affected by the incidents. connection between New Matt Kohut, president of the Brunswick and Piscataway as RU Democrats, said he was almost magnetic. delighted to have Wahler speak “When Rutgers gets a cold, we on campus. get a migraine in our town,” he Kohut, a School of said to the audience members in Engineering senior, said the Hardenbergh Hall on the College turnout for the event was good, Avenue campus. but he expressed his disapWahler also touched on pointment that University stunational education issues. He dents are not more involved said University students in politics. should to compete more seri“Students should definitely get ously with their same-age out to vote more, whether it is for counterpar ts in countries like the Republican, Democrat or China and India who are gradu- other parties,” he said. “It is ally beating Americans in a always better to have more voices large field of categories. to be heard.” “You now have China and Christopher Pflaum, a India investing more money in University graduate student, said higher education than the United Wahler was an ideal public official States,” he said, “Why should we to speak to students because of settle for third?” his own connection with the He said competitiveness — University and present status as in all aspects of industr y from executive in a nearby town. infrastructure to economy — “He’s very knowledgeable, but has shifted from once being also down-to-earth,” said Pflaum, between different towns in the the former president of the RU nation to being between Democrats. “Being a mayor, America and other countries. Wahler talked about hyper-local “For economics, we used to events. Since he is a member of just compete with the local the [U.S. Conference of Mayors], town next door,” he said. “But he was able to touch on national now we have to worr y about issues as well.” CONTRIBUTING WRITER



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Women’s rugby club reigns with undefeated record With 6-0 regular season record, 16 returning players, team members prepare to tackle division championships BY SCOTT KILIANSKI CONTRIBUTING WRITER

After returning home from a 29-15 win against Stony Brook University, the University’s Women’s Rugby Football Club is close to finishing the season as they enter the playoffs. The team finished third in its division last season, but did not make the regional playoffs since only the top two teams in the division make the cut, said co-captain Ashley Blackwell, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “Last year was a sort of rebuilding year. We were in a transition because we graduated some seniors,” said Anthony Lanzano, the team’s coach. “This season is a complete turnaround.” Team members have set higher goals for themselves this year

and with that, their undefeated regular season record of 6-0 carries them to regional playoffs, Blackwell said. The team has a bye next weekend and will face-off for the division championship in its next game, she said. Lanzano, who coached the team for eight years, said the top two teams in the division go on to the regional playoffs, and whichever team wins goes on to national playoffs. “I’m extremely positive on our outlook. I think we have the ability to play at nationals, but we can’t look farther ahead than the next game,” Lanzano said. Blackwell said the club’s president, Kathleen Ker win, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior, along with the other veteran players,

contributed to the team’s success this season. Of 25 players on the team, 16 were returning players from last year, which Blackwell said is extremely helpful in a sport

“We encourage people of all skill levels, shapes and sizes to play.” ASHLEY BLACKWELL Women’s Rugby Football Club Co-captain

that not many rookies have played before. “When you have a lot of veterans that know what they’re doing already, it helps a new

girl come into the game and understand what she has to do,” Ker win said. The team continues to practice and stay in shape during the offseason, with workouts planned ahead that focus on improving its skills and refining their strengths, Blackwell said. During their practices, players on the team do a lot of running and endurance drills since rugby players are constantly in motion, she said. Players also lift weights off the field because many positions demand a strong physical presence along with the ability to run across the field many times over, Blackwell said. Lanzano also attributes the team’s success to the close bonds formed between teammates from practicing on the

field three days a week — Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings on the club sports field on the Busch campus. Blackwell said this year, the players are having a great time together, whether they are working hard at practice or hanging out off the field. “Your team really has to click in order for you to be good, and our team gets along really well, which helps so much on the field,” she said. Lanzano said though rugby is a tough sport, many women have the ability to play at a high level. Blackwell said it is necessary to have a diverse team made up of players with different mental and physical abilities for success. “We encourage people of all skill levels, shapes and sizes to play,” she said.

FILM FESTIVAL TO FEATURE SCREENINGS OF JEWISH LIFE, EXPERIENCE The University’s Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life will host “The 12th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival,” its largest community project aiming to showcase international films that reflect the Jewish experience. At the Regal Cinema Commerce Center on Route 1 South in North Brunswick, screenings held from Oct. 27 through Nov. 8 will feature 15 international productions, including seven N.J. debuts and one U.S. debut, according to a University press release. On opening night, there will be a reception with a buf fet dinner and deser t for festival guests,

an opening speech by Director Dan Wolman and the screening of his 2010 award-winning Israeli drama “Gei Oni” or “Valley of For titude,” according to the release. Known as the Israeli version of the television program, “Friends,” there will be screenings of the hit Israeli show “Srugim” that tells the stor y of 30year-old companions in Jerusalem on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, according to the release. After the Oct. 30 screening of the docudrama “Eichmann’s End: Love, Betrayal, Death,” which is set in Argentina, Jeffrey Shandler, a professor in the

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Department of Jewish Studies will hold a discussion, according to the release. On the last night of the festival, Director Ronit Ker tsner will join guests during the screening of his documentar y “Tor n,” which explores the idea of an individual being a Roman Catholic priest and obser vant Jew, according to the press release. The center introduces to the campus community public lectures, Jewish communal initiatives, cultural events and teacher training, according to the center’s website.


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The Daily Targum is always looking for new writers. There will be a Writers’ Meeting at 9:30 p.m. in The Daily Targum Business Office, Suite 431 in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. All majors are welcome and no experience is necessary! Editor-in-Chief Mary Diduch will attend the meeting to discuss editor positions for next semester. For more information, contact Reena Diamante at or Ankita Panda at What’s the spell to create light in dark places? Know the answer? Test your knowledge of the “Potterverse” against other Muggles before Buzztime Trivia. The “Harry Potter Scene It Game” will take place at 8 p.m. at RutgersZone at the Livingston Student Center.


An African themed festival, “Tuko Pamoja — We are Together” takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus. The Kenya committee of Engineers Without Borders will hold the event, which will include performances, an opportunity to take samples of different African cuisines and tables offering EWB information. The committee hopes to raise awareness of the water crisis in developing worlds, allow participants to learn about African culture and help fundraise for their initiatives. The Center for Race and Ethnicity will hold a roundtable discussion titled “The Queer Newark Oral Histor y Project.” Faculty members from the University and other area institutions will join with local activists to discuss this new project, which will launch later this fall. You’ll hear about how scholars are working to archive the fascinating history of Newark’s lesbian, gay, transgender and queer community. The discussion will take place at noon on 191 College Ave. A light lunch will be served. The favor of an RSVP is requested, for food planning purposes. Please email


Don't miss your chance to visit one of the most haunted prisons in the country, the Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind the Walls. Check out the Eastern State Penitentiary at, and visit for information regarding tickets. Bus departs at 6 p.m. from the Rutgers Student Center.


The Center for Women’s Global Leadership and the Institute for Women’s Leadership invite you to a public lecture by Marcela Olivera, Bolivian water rights activist and 2011 visiting global associate. The lecture will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building at 162 Ryders Lane on Douglass campus. For more information please email Lucy Vidal,


Join Rutgers University Programming Association for the Scarlet Harvest to race in the giant corn maze, carve Halloween pumpkins and enjoy a live folk concert. The harvest takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. at Skelly Field on Cook campus.


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 For more info, visit


Spend a day in Venice at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus. Students can attend a Venetian art lecture at 2 p.m. conducted by William Barchan, a recently retired professor of art history at the Fashion institute of Technology. Students can also enjoy a Venetian-themed music concert at 3:30 p.m. from celebrated pianist Juana Zayas. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for museum members. The event is free to University faculty, staff and students with valid IDs. Contact Theresa Watson at for more information.

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FORMER MIDDLESEX COUNTY SHERIFF ANSWERS CHARGES OF BRIBERY, CORRUPTION Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo appeared in a Monmouth County court yesterday to answer charges of corruption and bribery. Spicuzzo, who served as sheriff for 30 years is accused of collecting $112,000 in bribes over the past 12 years in exchange for giving out jobs in the sheriff’s office, according to an article. The former sheriff is believed to have taken bribes from eight other people, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. These charges came to light earlier this year when Spicuzzo was arrested on March 8, two months after he formally resigned as Democratic Party chairman. At court, Spicuzzo appeared to be frail, according to the article. He held on to his lawyer, Joseph Benedict’s arm, in order to stabilize himself. “He’s not very well,” Benedict said in the article. “He suffered a stroke following surgery. He hasn’t fully recovered.” Superior Court Judge Anthony Mellaci scheduled another hearing for Jan. 4 when the case will either be resolved or further looked into.

Local town residents retain historical ties BY HENNA KATHIYA STAFF WRITER

While Helmetta Borough once served as a central hub of snuff production, it now stands as a community filled with a history that remains prevalent today. Home of the George W. Helme Tobacco Company, the borough was founded by the company’s owner George Washington Helme in the 1880s, according to the town’s website. Some families have raised generations of children within the community. Ronald Wilson, longtime resident of Helmetta, was the plant manager at the Helme Company before it closed down in 1993. “The fact that I have lived here my whole life and have raised my kids here and my grandkids are now a part of the community shows that the history of the town is still preserved through the new generation,” he said. Sandra Bohinski, municipal clerk of Helmetta, called the town’s history rich in culture since it was a classic example of a late 1800s mill town. “Helme opened up a snuff [or tobacco] factory in the town,” Bohinski said. “Most of the community at that time was a factory worker. Even the homes were furnished by the company.” Both the town, which shares borders with East Brunswick, and company are more than a century old, she said. “The Helme Company was a great help to the community,” she said. “It provided jobs for most of the community and they even helped build a few of the churches that are still here today.” Many residents of Helmetta, like Christine Reid, have lived in the district their entire lives. Reid, a resident for 53 years, said she still occupies the house in which she was born. “I remember the snuff mill when there was still a snuff mill,” she said. “Although the factory is no longer running, still seeing the building everyday is a constant reminder of our history.” The borough is no longer operating as a mill town since the snuff factory closed in 1993, Reid said.

Although the factory shut down and the town doubled in size in the past 20 years, there are things about the town that have not changed since the 1880s, Bohinski said. “We are still the only town in the area that has no traffic lights in town,” she said. “We also still usually have only one police officer on duty.” Bohinski said Helmetta district is a safe area, and therefore no one worries too much about children wandering out late. “Thankfully safety has never been an issue in this town and we want to preserve it that way,” she said. “We used to even have our own volunteer fire department.” Helme’s company, which processed snuff, allowed its workers who volunteered with the fire department leave in case of a fire anywhere in the district, Bohinski said. Wilson remembers the old town as a friendly forum in which all residents were familiar with each other. “The community was a lot closer back in the day because everyone worked at the factory or knew somebody that worked in the factor y,” Wilson said. “[But] the factory had to close down because of the economy and environmental issues.” The factory moved to West Virginia in 1993 and became inactive, he said. Wilson said he is grateful to have his old ties. “I’ve lived here for 80 years, my whole life, and although many things have changed after the factory closed down … it’s nice to still have people here who have also lived here their whole lives,” he said. The town changed and developed with the modern times, but the old snuff mill still sits adjacent to the Camden and Amboy railroad line running through town, Bohinski said. Helmetta district leaders are building more townhouses and apartment buildings to accommodate the growing population in the borough, she said. “We once used to be such a small town so it’s nice to see that people are trying to move here and start their lives and families here,” Bohinski said. “We want to still preserve the history of the town as much as we can.”

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Groups receive grant to improve security BY ANDREW SMITH STAFF WRITER

In an effort to enhance security across the nation, the Urban Area Security Initiative awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across New Jersey that are likeliest to be hit by terrorist acts. The UASI, administered and funded by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, distributed these grants to 27 sites, including New Brunswick’s St. Peter’s Medical Center, and directed up to $75,000 to certain groups, according to the initiative’s website. To allocate these grants, officials looked at a fixed criterion, which elaborated that only nonprofits most susceptible to acts of terrorism because of flaws in their security would be awarded the grant, according to the website. Gov. Chris Christie’s administration recommended organizations that met the criteria to the DHS, according to a New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness press release. Of the 27 final recipients, 20 were Jewish centers, including yeshiva and temples, with the remaining seven being medical centers and hospitals, according to the release. In Middlesex County, St. Peter’s Medical Center, Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison, were of the fund recipients.

With the funds, St. Peter’s University Hospital plans to upgrade and refresh all its security equipment, said Phil Hartman, director of hospital’s Public Relations “This enabled us to do that. This will certainly help us streamline the function of the hospital,” Hartman said. After being a target of previous hate crimes and terror attacks,

“I’m glad that there’s a program that brings significant amounts of money for security to N.J. residents.” OREN AUSLIN School of Arts and Sciences Junior

including bomb threats, Temple Emanu-El Office Manager Dara Winston elaborated on the necessity of these grants. “After Sept. 11, we had received some bomb threat phone calls. Following that, we had implemented a buzzer and security system,” she said. “Having a history of warnings, we definitely felt we could be a target. Jewish organizations in general are a target for terrorism in this country.” In order to be considered for the funds, Winston said applicants

had to outline the exact ways in which their security systems could be enhanced. This process involved appraisal by the police department in which weak areas were pointed out and considered for improvement, she said. While Winston admits she heard numerous complaints about the grant infringing on the Constitution’s separation between church and state clause, she said government officials acted in a way they felt would best protect the American people. “I don’t think in the grant process [DHS] said, ‘Let’s give this percent of the money to Jewish organizations,’” she said. “I think the consideration was which organizations are most at risk for terrorist activities, and which organizations are vulnerable and in need of reinforcement.” Winston believes the reason why most of the recipients were Jewish groups is because these organizations are more at risk. Oren Auslin, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, felt similarly about the nature of the grants. “Although the money is being spent to help secure religious institutions and other institutions around the state, I’m glad that there’s a program that brings significant amounts of money for security to N.J. residents,” Auslin said. “Overall I think it’s a good thing.”



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OCTOBER 19, 2011


Appreciate benefits of iPhone technology


s technology matures — which it seems to be doing constantly these days — our way of life changes. Sometimes, these changes are radical, or at least potentially so. For example, meet Siri, the artificial intelligence (AI) program built into Apple’s new iPhone 4S. Siri is essentially a personal assistant. Users speak to it, it interprets their words using speech recognition technology, and then it attends to their requests. But Siri is more than just voice-recognition technology. It’s far more lifelike than most of the AI’s that consumers have been saddled with in the past. Siri actually grows and responds to its users. According to Apple, it can grow accustomed to users’ specific speech patterns, thereby learning to better interpret their words and make fewer mistakes. Siri also talks back to users — and it can have quite an attitude, according to some reviews. All in all, Siri is like having a little person inside of your iPhone, as creepy as that sounds. But once you get over the initial shock and Terminator references — i.e., Skynet is here, come with me if you want to live, etc. — we guarantee you’ll find yourself utterly enthralled by what Siri can do. Detractors of Siri are quick to make the claim that such a program makes us lazier or prevents us from thinking. When you get down to it, however, Siri handles the dry work — finding restaurants, checking the weather, reminding you about your appointments, etc. This means that Siri actually frees users up to think more about things and specifically, more important things. Rather than jumping on Google to, say, find a good hotel, we can now let Siri search for us while we entertain possible cures for cancer. That example is admittedly a little extreme, but we feel it illustrates a good point about Siri. With its help, we no longer have to spend valuable time and energy tackling the mundane. The goal of all technological advances should be to make life easier and more enjoyable for people. Siri meets that goal head-on, so why worry about possible machine rebellions or supposed laziness? Such things are ultimately non-issues. Siri’s benefits far outweigh any detrimental aspects it may have, and we cannot wait to see this technology evolve further. Perhaps one day, everyone will have their own smartphone-turned-personal assistant.

Cancer awareness app fails to reach potential


ctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year during this month, we find ourselves inundated by tons of brand new awareness campaigns — which is a good thing, because breast cancer is a serious threat, and people need to be educated on the subject. However, a side effect of the annual rush for newer and more relevant campaigns is that, inevitably, some of these campaigns miss their mark. Remember, for example, last October’s “Where do you keep your purse?” Facebook-status initiative, which was more puzzling than eye-opening. This October, Rethink Breast Cancer is treating women to a smartphone app called the “Your Man Reminder,” which uses a cast of very attractive and fantastically muscular men to remind users to be ever-vigilant for signs of breast cancer. For a better idea of the app than print can give, check out Rethink Breast Cancer’s promotional video on YouTube. But while we think any mission to raise breast cancer awareness is noble, we think that the “Your Man Reminder” may be in danger of having its central message of awareness drowned out by all the noise surrounding it. First of all, there is the very real and practical fact that the app features some incredibly sexualized men. Now, it is true that sex usually sells — one need only look to the world of advertising to see that principle in effect. However, we wonder if sex achieves the same results when it comes to cancer awareness. Sure, an overtly sexualized woman may be a good way to get a straight man to buy a car, but are shirtless, toned men a good vehicle for advice on how to maintain your breasts? Or will a muscular Adonis only distract from the core message, which is much more complicated than the simplistic “buy this” of the hypothetical car ad described above? We also get the feeling from the promotional video that this app is targeted toward a relatively limited audience. Because of the look of the men in the app and the quirky sense of humor with which the app is presented, we feel that the app will really only strike a chord with younger women, leaving older women out of the awareness loop. Overall, the “Your Man Reminder” app is an interesting and clever idea. If it helps spread awareness to people, that’s great, but we feel that it may be too ineffective to get as much done as it potentially could.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Throughout most of history, atheism has not been materialist and scientific; it has been based in the humanities.” Author Jennifer Michael Hecht on “poetic atheism” STORY IN UNIVERSITY


US must abandon death penalty


apital punishment ly be “saved” or counseled has long been a coninto contributing members of troversial issue in the society. If the proponents of United States. There are curthis logic would equate what rently 34 districts that have is, in early stages of pregnanoutlawed via legislation the cy, a lump of unformed and application of capital punishunspecialized cells with a ment in any case, including human life, how could they CODY GORMAN aggravated murder. However, possibly justify ending anothsome states, like Texas, coner life prematurely by acting tinue to employ the death penalty for criminals and add as supreme judge of their conceptions of justice? cases in which capital punishment may be applicable. A capital punishment can only be carried out if one There are certainly positive and negative aspects to the has committed a capital crime, normally displayed as death penalty, which will be explained later, but it is in aggravated (first-degree, pre-meditated) murder, treathe opinion of this author that the death penalty is a son, war crimes, etc. However, what constitutes a capclear violation of the Eighth Amendment of the Bill of ital crime is completely up to the jurisdiction of the Rights, which states, “Excessive bail shall not be state. In some states, a capital crime can be apostasy, required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and adultery, blasphemy, witchcraft, prostitution or drug unusual punishments inflicted.” The United States canpossession. In Georgia, for example, any offenders not continue executing prisoners if it wishes to progress who commit such acts while “previously convicted of further in humanitarian terms, especially while acting a capital felony” or “[creating] a grave risk of death to as global arbiter for human rights violations. others” are considered capital criminals. Under such The first documented case of the death penalty in guidelines, if a defendant had previously been arrestthe United States occurred in 1608, when a military ed for possession of marijuana or witchcraft, and then captain accused of spying for Spain was put to death. committed any crime that caused grave risk to others The captain was executed by firing squad in (drunk driving, perhaps), that defendant could be Jamestown with no recorded trial. From that point on, awaiting a syringe filled with potassium and barbitucapital punishment became a staple for rates while strapped to a table. The severe crime punishment. In a compiabsurdity is palpable, and it seems that “A nation should lation made by two researchers on capthe southern states of Texas, Virginia, ital punishment, a few incredible facts Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama, Georgia not use murder as were discovered. From 1930 to 2002, and both Carolinas cannot get enough a means to convince of executing their prisoners. 4,661 executions have been carried out within the United States, although While proponents of the moveothers that murder ment the majority of these executions were claim that the death penalty carried out between the ’30s and ’50s. offers closure to victims’ families, is wrong.” Roughly one-third of all executions serves justice better, acts as a crime were carried out in the past 60 years. deterrent and contributes to depopuThe United States did take some action to confront lating prisons, it is almost patently wrong to claim the executions in the 1970’s. A four-year moratorium was sating of an animal reaction for revenge as justice. A placed on capital punishment as a result of the prisoner on death row costs two to five times as much Supreme Court case Furman v. Georgia, which as a prisoner with a life sentence, appeals waste time required consistency in application of the death penaland resources in our judicial system, and capital punty. In 1976, the power was restored to the states under ishment has invariably put to death at least one innothe stipulation that certain factors are consistent in cent person. Kirk Bloodsworth, an honorably disthe judgment of character and the severity of crime charged Marine, was exonerated from death row – under scrutiny, as per Gregg v. Georgia. Since capital after nine years in prison — when DNA fingerprintpunishment resumed, 1,271 criminals have been exeing proved him innocent of the rape and murder of a cuted. Of those, 1,012 were carried out in nine states, child. Even one wrongful execution should be a eight of which are below the Mason-Dixon line. Texas tragedy to the nation, and chances are that at least alone carried out 475 executions, meaning the lone one of the 475 executed Texans was innocent. star state averaged slightly more than one prisoner In a modern society, a nation should not use executed per month for the last 35 years. murder as a means to convince others that murder Capital punishment is most fervently supported by is wrong. Even Justice John Stevens believed that supposed pro-life conservative Christians, ignoring the current system is flooded with racism and polibiblical messages of “turning the other cheek” ticking that invariably kills too many people. (Matthew 5:39) and the sixth commandment of JudeoAccording to Stevens, it is possible with modern Christian belief, “Thou shalt not kill.” There appears to sensibilities and technology to ensure that the death be a fundamental gap in understanding of both scrippenalty is no more. ture and ideological consistency in this constituency. It Cody Gorman is a School of Arts and Sciences senseems as though the irony is lost on those that would ior majoring in political science and Middle Eastern protest abortion clinics but support a statute that murstudies with a minor in history. His column, “The ders individuals for crimes — albeit normally heinous, Tuning Fork,” runs on alternate Wednesdays. but we’ll touch on that later — who could just as easi-

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See positive, negative aspects of Gilad Shalit’s return to Israel Letter JARED FUSIA


onday was an undoubtedly emotional day for many in Israel and around the world. The exchange of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners has elicited positive and negative feelings. The Shalit family, Israelis and Jews the world over, can breathe a sigh of relief that after five long years of captivity in Gaza, Shalit has returned home in safety to his family and people. On the other hand, the freeing of more than 1,000 prisoners who are accused of brutally murdering hundreds of innocent people inside Israel simply for being Israeli or Jewish has forced the families of the victims to relive the nightmare and cope with the

fact that their loved ones’ killers are now free from justice. The exchange is clearly disproportionate, and from a purely practical point of view, one might say this whole ordeal is a sad day for justice. Exchanging one Israeli soldier illegally kidnapped by Hamas for hundreds of Palestinian terrorists rightfully convicted of murder is faulty arithmetic. One of these “freedom fighters” to be set free is a young woman named Ahlam Tamimi. She helped the Palestinian cause by taking part in the infamous 2001 Sbarro restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, which claimed 15 lives, mostly children. When asked if she felt any remorse, she said, “I’m not sorry for what I did. I will get out of prison, and I refuse to recognize Israel’s existence. Discussions will only take place after Israel recognizes that

this is Islamic land. Despite the fact that I’m sentenced to 16 life sentences I know that we will become free from Israeli occupation and then I will also be free from the prison.”

“The return of Gilad Shalit resonates in the hearts of parents who love their children.” I’ll ignore her delusional belief that the land of the Hebrew Bible is “Islamic land” for now, and instead touch on the other legitimate concerns of many with regard to this exchange. Israel is paying as extremely high cost to bring Shalit home because many of the terrorists being released

will almost certainly try to commit acts of terror and murder again. Tamimi is but one of the many terrorists who have sworn to destroy Israel if it’s the last thing they ever do. Israel will surely be facing heightened security risks in the road ahead, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be operating under an age-old value of the Jewish people, which proclaims, “He who saves a single life, saves the entire world.” Israel’s commitment to ensuring the safety of even one of its soldiers — even when it means releasing hundreds of these prisoners — is remarkable among the nations. Shalit became every Israeli mother’s son. Everyone knew him. He became an honorar y citizen of Rome, Paris, Miami, New Orleans and Pittsburgh. The hope that he would one day return home

burned bright for five long agonizing years. Though from a costbenefit perspective this swap might seem illogical, Israel has given the humanistic approach priority in Shalit’s case. No one knows for certain what the released terrorists plan on doing in the future. The names and faces of their future victims are yet unknown. Their new tactics in mass murder of innocent men, women and children is a mystery for now. For the time being, however, the emotional aspect of this bittersweet story can take charge. The return of Gilad Shalit resonates in the hearts of parents who love their children in Israel and all over the world. Jared Fusia is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in Middle Eastern studies with a minor in Italian.

‘Occupy Wall Street’ breeds anti-Semitism among protestors


nti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States and around the world. According to the Anti Defamation League, 2010 saw a spike in anti-Semitic behavior for the first time in six years. The ADL documents incidents of assault, vandalism and harassment reported during a calendar year. However, this list of anti-Semitic incidents does not take into account the subtle anti-Semitic behavior so heavily utilized by anti-Israel and anti-banking movements throughout the world. There are many different types of antiSemites, but in America today there has become an accepted norm in negatively stereotyping Jews and the lone Jewish nation. The working definition of antiSemitism — regardless of what antiSemites might tell you — is simply put, hostility or prejudice toward Jews. This type of hostility has manifested itself in a plethora of ways, and today the largest challenge posing hatred toward the Jewish people is the rise of the “Occupy Wall Street” and anti-Israel movements. I would first like to make it clear that highlighting disagreement with specific Israeli policy is not anti-Semitism. Every government makes mistakes, and Israel is no exception. The difference between the two is also simple: It is OK to have antiIsraeli policy, but it is anti-Semitic to be anti-Israel. A columnist for The Daily Targum said last Wednesday that establishment of Israel in 1948 was “illegal.” I will not discuss the numerous United Nations resolutions, agreements between Israel and the

Palestinian anti-banking sentiAuthority or ment, it has preIsrael’s peace dominately been agreement with directed at Jews Jordan that the under the common author carelessly mantra that Jews left out of her articontrol the money cle. It could be that and the economy. AARON MARCUS she honestly doesI wish I could n’t know they exist, say that instances and since she shamelessly denies Israel’s of anti-Semitism at “Occupy Wall Street” right to exist, that thought doesn’t surprise are isolated and do not represent the me. What does surprise me is the blatant group as a whole, but unfortunately that anti-Semitism the author displayed by would be a fabrication. On the “Occupy denying the Jewish right to self-determina- Wall Street” website, a protestor rhetorition and the indisputable double standards cally asks the question, “Who are we?” He she levied on Israel. It should also be noted answers with, “We are open to all ideas. that this is not my idea of We are the ideas. We have what anti-Semitism is, but no leader. We are the lead“There are many what the U.S. State ers. We stand united. We Department’s report on stand as a voice of the peodifferent types Global Anti-Semitism ple.” Apparently one of of anti-Semites.” declared in 2004 and the those ideas is that the “I European Monitoring think that the Zionist Jews, Centre on Racism and who are running these big Xenophobia declared in 2005. banks and our Federal Reserve, which is The author, however, is just a small not run by the federal government … need voice vomiting fringe information from to be run out of this country,” as protestor the sterile trough of the anti-Israel move- Patricia McAllister said at “Occupy Los ment. Unsurprisingly enough, this same Angeles.” At “Occupy Chicago,” organizmovement has joined hands with the ers joined forces with an antithrongs of intellectually destabilized Israel/American protest, where activists “Occupy Wall Street” protestors. I call this were handed flyers that read: “Refuse to move unsurprising for two reasons. First, pay taxes, Destroy Israel.” At Zuccotti many of the anti-Israel movements believe Park in Lower Manhattan, one “Occupy in Marxist, Leninist and Maoist ideology Wall Street” protestor is seen in a video— strong characteristics of those protest- chanting that the Jews control Wall Street. ing Wall Street as well. The second reason Perhaps it is for the aforementioned is because if you look at the history of instances that on Sunday, Oct. 16, the

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American Nazi Party released a statement endorsing “Occupy Wall Street” claiming it is “Taylor [sic] made” for their cause. They enthusiastically continue, “After all — just who — are the Wall Street bankers? The vast majority are Jews — and the others are spiritual Jew materialists, who would sell their own mother’s gold teeth for a profit. And more and more people are aware of this truth, are not only not afraid to talk about it — they’re shouting it on Wall Street!” You see, the problem with having a “leaderless” movement with one unified voice is that it gives the American Nazi Party and anti-Israel movement equal leverage as those who want to reform banking regulations and political contributions. The “Occupy Atlanta” crowd censored civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., because the majority didn’t want to hear him speak. If a simple majority can censor a prominent civil rights leader, what would happen if a simple majority begins to agree that the Jews control Wall Street? Herein lies the dangerous problem with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. As the group adopts more radical ideas and dangerous anti-Israel rhetoric, the protestors are legitimizing anti-Semitism and taking it mainstream. I am not blowing antiSemitism at “Occupy Wall Street” out of proportion, I am only doing what they ask — looking at the movement as leaderless with one unified voice. Aaron Marcus is a School of Arts and Science senior majoring in political science with a minor in history.

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alloween is supposed to be a fun time for children, a time to dress up and, for once, safely accept candy from strangers. In order to ensure the safety of these young trick-or-treaters — i.e., make sure taking candy from strangers remains a viable option for the holiday — legislators of Riverside County in California are considering a measure that would effectively shut sex offenders out of Halloween festivities altogether. If passed, the measure would ban register sex offenders from putting up decorations at their home or answering the door for trick-or-treaters. We would like to see this pass, because it will help to make Halloween a much safer holiday for all. We laurel the supervisors in Riverside County for considering this idea, and we would like to see it spread to other places in America. *




Former Pennsylvania senator and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a problem with single mothers. According to him, they are enemies of the Republican party, because they look to the government for help and thus support the Democrats’ supposed “big government agenda.” And what’s Santorum’s solution to the problem? Marry off the single mothers. Once they have a man in their lives, they’ll be sure to vote Republican. It’s good to know that, in Santorum’s world, women are abject failures who cannot take care of themselves and need the aid of the government or a husband in order to survive in the world. We dart Santorum for his absurdly backward notions about women.


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Junior cornerback Brandon Jones moved into a starting role this season and intercepted his second career pass Saturday against Navy. He has 15 tackles and two pass breakups.

TEAMMATES: Jones claims Big East POW honors continued from back Glaud felt the same exuberance Monday, when the Big East named Jones the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. The honor marked the four th consecutive week a Rutgers player earned a conference distinction and gave Jones something more to celebrate before playing Louisville. “I was really excited,” Jones said. “Coach actually told me right before practice [Monday]. I was excited.” Glaud also had his own cause for celebration during the Scarlet Knights’ fifth win. The 6-foot-2 Glaud recorded his first sack since the Knights’ opener against Nor th Carolina Central and made two tackles for a loss against Navy. Now the duo hopes the same Winslow Township showing can duplicate itself in the squad’s third Big East game. Jones’ confidence could not be any higher heading to Louisville. The 6-foot-1 corner picked of f his first pass of the season against Navy’s Kriss Proctor on a play

comparable to one he missed against Syracuse. An Orange receiver beat Jones up the right sideline for a first down after Jones broke on a hitch and missed on an interception attempt. When the opportunity came on Saturday, Jones made sure to capitalize. “It was a good feeling,” Jones said. “You work hard to make plays, and the play presented itself and I made it.” While Jones continues to play through a leg injur y, head coach Greg Schiano sees a continued growth from his most experienced corner. “He’s getting better,” Schiano said. “Juice is playing. He’s a tough sucker. He’s been banged up all year, and he just keeps playing and making plays. He’s a competitor.” He also sees that same toughness in Glaud, who Schiano described as a “football junkie.” It should come as no surprise that the two share similar traits, since Glaud gave Jones his nickname in the first place. The pair often ate meals together and watched football following their high school games. Glaud settled on “Juice” as the two watched former Illinois quar terback Juice Williams.

“He was like, ‘I need a cool nickname,’ and I said ‘OK, we’ll call you Juice, ’” Glaud said. And the name stuck. Jones arrived at Rutgers and Glaud soon followed. Both did their parts in helping the other get acclimated in Piscataway, Glaud said. The comfort was especially important for Glaud, who knew no one but Jones when he first joined the Knights during his rookie summer. “I think it just makes me feel comfor table,” Glaud said. “I really sensed it when I first came here. He kind of got me adjusted to the college life, and any advice that I needed he’s always there for me.” In return, Glaud was there to celebrate after Jones blocked the first kick of his career last week to preser ve the Knights’ victor y. With the pair’s Winslow connection, it might as well have been Glaud who dove outstretched from the right side to snuff out the kick. “First it star ted with his interception, and then we got together and looked at each other and said, ‘No matter what, somebody has to block this kick,’” Glaud said. “And it came through. One of my better friends blocked the kick, representing for Winslow well.”


Junior defensive end Ka’Lial Glaud has 12 tackles this season, including three for a loss and two sacks. He also recovered a pair of fumbles in a 38-26 win against Ohio.

consecutive top-five finish this season in three tournaments, led the way for the Knights. “Kor tnie is really excited and she thinks she can win a few more tour naments,” Waters-Ballard said. Maxoutopoulis carded a 150, two strokes ahead of junior teammate Brittany Weddell. Weddell’s score of 152 put her in a tie for second place with Hartford’s Sarah Sideranko. Senior captain Lizzy Carl and senior Elisa Mateer, who tied for 16th with a 158, followed Maxoutopoulis and Weddell for the Knights. Junior Karen Cash, who finished tied for 52nd with a 167, rounded out the scorecard. The key to the Knights’ success this weekend was their focus, Water-Ballard said. “They can get distracted at home,” she said. “But the pressure of family and friends watching did not get to the team.” Typically, the scores from later rounds of a tournament are better than the opening round since players get to know the course better. Thanks to high winds on Saturday, the opposite occurred. “The wind was really tough,” Waters-Ballard


said. “There were really dif ficult conditions.” While the wind posed a problem, favorable course conditions helped the players adjust after recent thunderstorms. “The course was in great shape considering all of the rain. The greens were really smooth,” Waters-Ballard said. “The greenskeepers did a great job.” In addition to the secondplace finish, the Knights were also satisfied when they looked below them in the standings. St. John’s and Seton Hall, the only other Big East teams in the tournament, finished in third and fourth place, respectively. The Red Storm ended up 12 strokes behind the Knights, while the Pirates trailed Rutgers by 19 strokes. Although the conference championships are more than six months away, the results are still comfor ting to Waters-Ballard. “We only see them a few times before the Big East Championships,” she said. “It’s nice going in to know that we have an upper hand on some of them.” The Knights have a chance to continue their strong play this weekend, when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa., for the Lehigh Invitational. The Knights will see a field comparable to the Rutgers Invitational, Waters-Ballard said.



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Sophomore continues strong season, leads RU to 6K victory BY BRADLY DERECHAILO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Rutgers head women’s cross countr y coach James Robinson k n e w WOMEN’S XC t h e RUTGERS 48 PTS. h a r d w o r k FIRST PLACE needed to do well in the Scarlet Knights’ first 6K race of the season. He was also interested to see how his team would fare on a longer course. “It was our first 6K of the season, so we were happy with the ef for t that they put for th,” Robinson said. The Knights responded to the challenge last Saturday by capturing first place at the Connecticut College Invitational. The team posted

48 points and placed six runners in the top-20 finishers. Coming of f of her first individual win of the season at last week’s Metropolitan Championships, Brianna Deming continued her strong finishes for the Knights. The sophomore finished second overall with a final time of 22:06. Junior Anjelica Brinkofski finished four th with a finishing time of 22:24. “I’m ver y happy with the way we are per forming right now,” said Brinkofski, whose four th-place finish marked her second top-10 finish of the season. “I’m really glad that we were able to stay closer together this race and it paid of f.” In all, six runners placed in the top 20 of competitors with eight finishing overall. Freshman Allison Payenski

turned in her most impressive run of the season by placing 11th, and Victoria Pontecor vo’s time of 22:58 was good for 15th. Freshman Felicia O’Donnell, sophomores Ashley Decker t and Rashmi Singh and

BRIANNA DEMING junior Kelly Flannigan also placed for the Knights. “Our team is turning in a lot of personal bests,” Robinson said. “So we’re really happy with that.”

Plattsburgh State finished behind Rutgers in the 6K team race with 56 points, and thirdplace finisher Tufts recorded 64 points in the 17-team race. TCNJ finished four th and Oneonta rounded out the top five. Stephanie Braun of Plattsburgh State took home the women’s individual title with a finishing time of 21:45. Tufts senior Anya Price, who clocked in a time of 22:19, finished third, behind Deming. In all, 211 runners competed in the race. The first-place finish as a team marks the final race before the Knights head to Louisville, Ky., to compete in the Big East Championships. With six fellow conference members ranked in the Top 25, Robinson knows his

team needs to build on the momentum in order to put in a good per formance. “We have seven teams in the top 35 in the nation already, so it is going to be a dif ficult competition,” Robinson said. “With that being said, our main goal is to control what we can and to improve our overall team time from last year, and hopefully that will better our placing.” For the Knights to achieve Robinson’s goals, the team looks for Deming and Brinkofski to lead the way and for the two runners to pace the team going for ward. “They are r unning great times and turning in personal bests almost ever y week it seems,” Robinson said. “So we are really happy with their progression and excited to see them per form.”

Columbia scrimmage provides tune-up for Regionals experience in an indoor facility and prepared them for the upcoming ITA Regionals at Yale. After a small break from “We met Columbia previcompetition last weekend, ously in the USTA Invitational, this week TENNIS and they’re a ver y strong shapes Ivy League team,” Bucca said. up as an eventful one for the “We’ve continued in ever y Rutgers tennis team. Beside competition to play the best their usual week of practice, teams on the East Coast, the Scarlet Knights traveled to and Columbia is New York yesterday clearly a force in the to face Columbia in Ivy League.” a scrimmage. The Knights see The Knights hope more East Coast powerto use the experience houses tomorrow, on the cour t to when they head north strengthen their skills for the invitational’s in ever y aspect of regional finals. their game. The Knights are “We’ve definitely one of 35 teams combeen focusing on a BEN peting in the event. cer tain patter n in BUCCA Historically, they regard to play, and never made it past the round of we’ll look for that,” said head 16, but Bucca and his team coach Ben Bucca. “Cer tain hope this is the year it changes. things like reinforcing in douSenior Jennifer Holzberg and bles — how we move on the sophomore Vanessa Petrini both cour t, what we’re doing when qualified in singles in the main the balls being hit to us — are draw. They also join forces in all things we’re focusing on. doubles play. We’re also focusing more on The last time the two teamed singles and really paying a lot up at the USTA Invitational, they of attention to that in the last came away with two big wins. couple of weeks.” Senior Morgan Ivey and sophThe match also allowed the omore Stefania Balasa will also Knights to gain competitive




Senior Jennifer Holzberg is one of two Scarlet Knights participating in singles play at the ITA Regionals, along with sophomore Vanessa Petrini, who she will partner with in doubles. compete in doubles at Yale this the tournament specifically better play and cement themselves as weekend, giving the Knights than anybody else, so this tourna- one of the better teams on the another opportunity for success. ment is very wide open.” East Coast. “The competition at regionals Led by strong senior leader“I think I speak for the whole is very tough, so we’ll just have to ship and solid doubles competi- team that we’re going to walk in see,” Bucca said. “Especially this tors, the Knights have an oppor- very confident and do well this particular one, there is nobody in tunity to continue their improved weekend,” Bucca said.

ORANGE: ’Cuse fails to earn decision against Louisville continued from back The Knights are 0-2 so far this season against ranked opponents. “There is no such thing as a lesser opponent in the Big East. Syracuse has gone on the road and gotten great results against Louisville,” said head coach Don Donigan. “They have been in just about ever y match they have played in.” Syracuse’s last matchup was against South Florida, the one team still standing in the way of Rutgers’ conference lead. The Orange had the Big East frontrunners on the ropes for the majority of the matchup, until three unanswered goals late in the game gave South Florida the win. But where some may see only a loss, Donigan sees a

team that showed its potential to knock Rutgers of f its conference pedestal. “We are going to watch their film ver y closely and get a good idea of what to expect from them. Cer tainly just like ever yone else in this conference, there is no easy ones,” Donigan said. “When you look at Syracuse [last weekend] they had South Florida down, 2-0, and it was an unfor tunate three unanswered goals that gave them the loss in over time. Cer tainly they are a ver y dangerous and capable team that we need to be prepared for.” A win is pivotal for the Knights, as the final three games following Syracuse mark the toughest portion of Rutgers’ schedule. All three games are against ranked opponents. But before the Knights can focus on those three teams, they need to first work on overcoming the Orange and finally erasing the one point keeping them from the No. 1 spot in the Big East.



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utgers men’s soccer midfielder Bryant Knibbs earned Big East Weekly Honor Roll recognition. The senior led the Scarlet Knights to a victory against Big East opponent Villanova last Wednesday, scoring two goals, the first multi-goal game of Knibbs’ career. The win lifted the Knights’ Big East record to 4-1. Knibbs is the fourth member of the team to earn Big East weekly honors this season, joining freshman JP Correa, sophomore Kene Eze and senior Ibrahim Kamara.


Big East Commissioner John Marinatto of ficially announced yesterday on a conference BIG EAST call with media that the league voted to approve an increase in its exit fee for football schools from $5 million to $10 million, barring the addition of a specifically targeted school. No invitations went out yet, Marinatto said, but the league is prepared to increase from six to 12 football schools. Marinatto declined to name what schools the Big East is targeting, but reported the top six are Air

Force, Boise State, Central its expansion “to meet anyFlorida, Houston, Navy and one’s deadline.” Southern Methodist. Marinatto also said Air Force and Navy are Pittsburgh and Syracuse will believed to be the earn a release from schools that would their two-month waitactivate the increase ing period to leave of an exit fee. the league for the “Each of our memAtlantic Coast ber schools is behind Conference, meaning this effort, and we are they will remain in confident we can the Big East through achieve it,” Marinatto the 2013 season. said. “We hope to If necessary, the Big JOHN have an announceEast would play the ment soon concern2013 season with 14 MARINATTO ing new members.” schools, Marinatto said. But Marinatto said the The league remains opticonference will not r ush mistic it will maintain its

automatic Bowl Championship Series bid when it is re-evaluated after the 2013 season. “It’s our commitment to meet the standards moving for ward to maintain our BCS [qualifying bid],” Marinatto said. “We also believe it’s in the best interest of the BCS for the Big East to remain one of the six conferences to contribute to the stability and proven ef fectiveness on the field that the BCS offers college football.” — Steven Miller


player Stephanie Zielinski earned a distinction on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. The junior setter earned her 11th double-double in Friday’s win against Seton Hall, and leads the Big East in the category. Zielinski tallied 27 assists and 15 digs against the Pirates. She is also fourth in Rutgers history with 2,620 career assists and ninth in the Big East this season with 9.79 assists per game.



midfielder Lisa Patrone earned a spot on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll. The sophomore midfielder scored her first goal of the season, helping the Knights to a 31 victory last Friday against conference rival Providence. Patrone scored on her only shot and recorded four assists, good for second best on the team. The distinction is the second time Patrone received Big East weekly honors in her career.



Bengals traded quarterback Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders. In return, the Bengals get Oakland’s first-round draft pick in 2012 and second-round pick in 2013, which becomes a first-round pick if the Raiders win a playoff game. The Raiders were in need of a quar terback after star ter Jason Campbell broke his collarbone, so they added Palmer to take his place in an attempt to salvage their season. Palmer retired before the season because the Bengals refused to trade him.



head coach Leslie Frazier named rookie Christian Ponder the starting quarterback for this week’s game. Although Donovan McNabb expected to remain the starter even after his benching during Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears in favor of Ponder, the Vikings chose to give their potential future quarterback playing time. Ponder gained attention when he moved the ball against the Bears defense, something McNabb could not do.


Sophomore defensive end Marcus Thompson made three tackles and assisted on a tackle for a loss in his first career start Saturday against Navy. He has seven tackles, two for a loss, in his first season as a full-time defensive end.



After a yearlong tour of various positions on the Rutgers football team’s of fense and defense, sophomore Marcus Thompson finally found his stop. Thompson moved from fullback to defensive end for the star t of training camp, spent the beginning of the season in the defensive line rotation and made his first career star t last week against Navy. He is in line for another star t against Louisville. “I was always ready, I look at it like that,” Thompson said. “It’s just stepping up. You have to step your game up. I see Michael Larrow get hurt, and my focus is to step it up to the next level and do all I can to help and support the team.” Larrow suffered an ankle injury that required season-ending surgery on the first play from scrimmage two weeks ago


against Pittsburgh and Thompson took his spot. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound Thompson has six tackles since, including one for a loss, but recorded only one tackle in the first four games while Larrow was healthy. But for Thompson, the early part of the season still meant continued adjustment to a new position after he played linebacker and defensive end last season and fullback in the spring. “Marcus is learning,” said head coach Greg Schiano. “He’s a very gifted athlete. He just needs to keep learning the job, learning the system. He’s going to be a really good.” Schiano says Thompson’s speed and athleticism suit him for the defensive line, even though he played linebacker and running back in high school. Thompson said it is his naturally aggressive nature, which translates well to Schiano’s defense.

“The way our defense is set up, the d-line has to move,” Thompson said. “Plus I’m aggressive and I have good strength, so I use that to my advantage. … That’s what I like to do basically: run into people.”




Tartacoff played against Navy with his left hand wrapped, and Schiano said it might have been a factor in San San Te’s missed field goal in the fourth quarter. “I’d like to be able to say no, but maybe,” Schiano said. “We were all under the impression, including him, that it wasn’t going to be a factor. It was the of f-hand and it was the back pinky.” Senior safety Pat Kivlehan is still listed as the backup holder on the depth chart.




Martinek averaged more than five touches for 62.3 yards per game over the past three weeks, and Schiano said

Martinek’s role could expand if his production continues. “The way Frank [Cignetti] and I look at things is you earn your touches,” Schiano said. “And every time he’s touched it, he’s done pretty good stuff, so he keeps earning more. I think he’ll have a great second part of the year if he can stay healthy.”



Miles Shuler played in only the season opener against North Carolina Central, but Schiano said he remains an option for playing time. The U.S. Army AllAmerican can play receiver and return punts. “He’s definitely in the mix,” Schiano said.




announced Monday that Rutgers’ Oct. 29 matchup with West Virginia will kick of f at 3:30 p.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium and be broadcast on ABC.



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OCTOBER 19, 2011

Knights face Orange with first on line BY VINNIE MANCUSO CORRESPONDENT

The Rutgers men’s soccer team understands how significant the No. 1 can be for the program. The Scarlet Knights missed out on a Big East MEN’S SOCCER Tournament berth last year by only SYRACUSE AT one game. RUTGERS, The Knights TONIGHT, 7 P.M. find themselves in second place this season in the Big East Red Division, only one point behind conference leader South Florida. Rutgers’ next chance to finally erase the one-point deficit comes tonight, when it returns to Yurcak Field to face conference-rival Syracuse. While the Orange sit in dead last in the league standings, the Knights know there are no guaranteed wins in the Big East por tion of the season. “We are taking it one game at a time. We don’t go into any games thinking we are automatically going to win,” said senior for ward Ibrahim Kamara. “It is just one game at a time because the Big East is ver y dif ficult. Any team can beat any other team at any given time. We just want to maintain our momentum into one game, then into the next game and so on.” The Knights enter the matchup in the midst of a three-game winning streak, all within the Big East. Their last win, a 1-0 victor y against DePaul of f a goal by Kamara, marked Rutgers’ first conference win on the road this season, as well as the first shutout this season for t he defense. But Syracuse visits Piscataway with impressive conference achievements of its own. The Orange held Louisville, the then-No. 11 team in the countr y, to a 0-0 tie earlier this season. NOAH WHITTENBURG / ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR


Senior forward Ibrahim Kamara is tied for fifth on the Scarlet Knights in scoring with two goals this season, one of which proved to be the difference this weekend in a 1-0 win at DePaul. Kamara led the team in scoring the past two seasons.

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Before the star t of last weekend’s Rutgers Invitational, Rutgers women’s golf coach Maura WOMEN’S GOLF Wa t e r s - B a l l a r d wanted to finish in the top three, she said. She hit her target. For the second time in three tournaments this season, the Scarlet Knights came within striking distance of a tournament victor y. But for the second time, the Knights had to settle for second place, a position Waters-Ballard is more than happy with. “I’m very proud of my girls,” she said. The Knights totaled a team score of 618, two strokes behind winner Boston College. The Eagles captured their third title at Rutgers in the past four years. Freshman Kor tnie Maxoutopoulis, who earned her second victor y and third

When junior defensive end Ka’Lial Glaud peered across to Brandon Jones after his blocked FOOTBALL kick against Navy, he could not help but erupt into a frenzy. Not because of the magnitude of the play — it preser ved a one-point lead for the Rutgers football team with four minutes to play — but because of who made the play. For Glaud, seeing Jones block a kick brought as much satisfaction as if he blocked it himself. “I felt like I did it as soon as Juice was out there making the plays,” Glaud said of the junior corner, his former teammate at Winslow Township High School. “I felt the rush he felt. As soon as it happened, we made eye contact and jumped up and celebrated with each other, and I felt exactly what he felt.”



Freshman Kortnie Maxoutopoulis earned her second tounament victory this weekend at the Rutgers Invitational, topping the 97-player field with a 36-hole total of 150.


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