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Student starts campaign to fund construction project Kovach-Orr hopes to build house for Plainfield family

SAMUEL KOVACH-ORR President of Rutgers Habitat for Humanity


For the first time ever, the University’s Habitat for Humanity is raising $100,000 to fund construction for a house — an effort spearheaded by Samuel Kovach-Orr, the chapter’s new student president. Kovach-Orr, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said after he attended a conference for the humanitarian organization in Indianapolis last fall, he was inspired to get his chapter on board to sign a sponsorship commitment to raise the funds for a house in Plainfield, N.J. Kovach-Orr, who started working with Habitat for Humanity while attend-

ing his church’s annual mission trip when he was 14, said he continued to support the organization throughout his high school and college years. “Just knowing that the work you’re doing is helping a family, a deserving family that needs help, is extremely fulfilling,” he said. When he began attending the University, Kovach-Orr pursued a degree in engineering. But he has since switched to philosophy after re-evaluating his goals, with the hope of later earning a Masters of Divinity to someday become a youth pastor. SEE


Musicians join forces for Sandy relief concert President Barack Obama meets with Gov. Chris Christie in Atlantic City to assess the damage after the hurricane. N.J. voters largely support the acts of bipartisanship the two displayed according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll. NOAH WHITTENBURG, PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR / OCTOBER 2012

Poll shows NJ voters satisfied with Christie’s storm response Rutgers-Eagleton poll director says governor demonstrated good character, spoke for the people in hurricane aftermath BY MARISSA OLIVA STAFF WRITER

N.J. residents are happy with Gov. Chris Christie’s quick response to Hurricane Sandy, according to a post-election Rutgers-Eagleton poll published last Wednesday. More than 90 percent praise the governor for his handling of the storm. Sixty-nine percent said Christie handled the crisis very well, while 23 percent said he handled it somewhat well, according to the poll. “We look at how other people interpret it,” said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton poll. “When we look at our results, it is quite clear even Democrats give … high marks for how the

governor handled the crisis, and they are generally negative about anything he does.” The governor’s overall favorability rating now stands at 65 percent among residents and 67 percent among registered voters — an increase of more than 15 points from what it was prior to the storm, according to the poll. Stories highlighting Christie’s praise of President Barack Obama after the storm may have registered with those polled, as they support the show of bipartisanship between the governor and the president. Eighty-eight percent of Democrats, 80 percent of independents and 69 percent of Republicans SEE


Proceeds from Wednesday night’s performances to go to University’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund BY BRIANNA PROVENZANO STAFF WRITER

A University student decided to take relief efforts into her own hands after witnessing the trail of devastation Hurricane Sandy left all over New Jersey. Liza Sobel, a graduate fellow in the Mason Gross School of the Arts studying music, said she wanted to fundraise the best way she knows how — through a musical benefit concert Wednesday night at the Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue campus. “I saw how horrible the destruction was for those affected, and I thought, ‘What can I do to help?’ … In addition to raising money for hurricane victims, I wanted to do something that would incorporate my passion for music and create an uplifting experience,” Sobel said. The concert will feature performances from Mason Gross School of the Arts students, the Rutgers University Glee Club and the Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, along with singers and

instrumental performers. Sobel said she largely organized the benefit concert to raise funds for hurricane victims, through which she asks attendees to give a $5 to $15 donation at the door. All funds raised will go directly to the University’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, a chapter of the charity Gov. Chris Christie started to help the relief effort, Sobel said. . While she said there is no target amount for fundraising, she hopes the concert will attract at least 200 people. Sobel said many of the students performing have played at prestigious venues, such as the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. “It’s amazing that so many talented musicians from around the country and around the world are volunteering to perform at this concert,” she said. In addition to the musical performances, the benefit will feature bubble tea and desserts from I’s Café Inc., as well as a raffle with gift card prizes from SEE





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Debate team ranks fifth in nation, supersedes Princeton BY DOMENIC RUGGERI STAFF WRITER

While Harvard University and Yale University top the charts for college debate teams, the Rutgers University Debate Union now boasts a higher national ranking than its New Jersey Ivy League rival. “We are beating Princeton [University],” said Henry Phipps, public relations chair for RUDU. The team, made up of about 50 university students, is ranked fifth overall among nearly 250 collegiate debate teams in the National Parliamentary Debate Association, said Phipps, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. He said the University’s team improved consistently during the past few years, moving up from ninth last year to now, fifth overall. “We were actually fourth earlier this year, before this past weekend,” said Phipps, referring to a Nov. 16 tournament at Fordham University where the team lost in the final preliminary round. The teams compete in two-ontwo matches where opposing pairs get three chances each to argue and counter-argue their points, Phipps said. The first pair to speak is designated the government and it is their job to come up with the topic and the opening argument. The other pair is then designated the opposition and attempts to refute. Not only is the University’s team ranked highly overall, but individual members also rank among the best in the nation, he said. Ashley Novak, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, is ranked fifth best individual speaker, while Chris Bergman, RUDU’s president, and Quinn Maingi, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, are ranked 11th among two-man teams. Rankings for overall team and two-man teams are based off points scored in the quarterfinal,

IN BRIEF PROFESSOR WEIGHS IN ON HOLIDAY EATING HABITS Charlotte Markey, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, said Americans have trouble with food because they have such easy access to it, according to University Media Relations. “The worst food for us is cheap, available and palatable, and it can be hard to stay away from it,” she said. “And the portions are so big. As a society, we think bigger is better — bigger cars, bigger homes.” She said people who no longer enjoy food should seek a therapist or nutritionist, especially if eating becomes a source of negativity for them. Some ways to prevent overeating during the holidays include logging meals or asking family members to oversee how much the individual has eaten, she said. “When you see it on paper, you tend to eat less,” Markey said.

Meryem Uzumcu, a member of the Rutgers University Debate Union, argues against the American University debate team on whether the United States should sign the Outer Space Security and Development treaty at the Novice Semifinals at Johns Hopkins University. COURTESY OF HENRY PHIPPS / SEPTEMBER 2012

semifinal and final rounds of each tournament. Individual rankings are determined by cumulative speaker score over the year, Phipps said. First-year debaters, called novices, are also rated individually against each other based on speaker score, he said. “[Debaters are judged on] who can create the better logical argument,” he said. “We’re not supposed to rely on how much factual information we know.” Phipps said in a tournament, the team with the highest combined score wins the round and moves on to the next, eventually reaching quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, referred to as out-rounds. The team competes in a different tournament ever y week-

end, he said. The team of the host school, which changes ever y tournament, does not compete but instead judges the competition.

“If you’re on the team, you have a responsibility to keep up with the news.” ASHLEY NOVAK RUDU Member

Topics range from the serious to the somewhat lighthearted, Phipps said. All topics brought for ward for debate

have to be common enough knowledge that the opposition can prepare a rebuttal after being introduced to the topic through the government’s opening seven-minute speech. “We range from ‘would you have dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?’ to ‘would [the ownership of] Pokemon be ethical?’” he said. Novak said her two-and-ahalf years were a tumultuous experience. In her novice year, she ranked second best novice, but fell to 30th in her second year before shooting back up to her current position as fifth in the nation. She said her time with RUDU has been worth it regardless of her struggle.

“It’s a lot of work, but it’s really enjoyable and the team is really great,” she said. Training is largely an independent effort, as it involves keeping up with current news and researching topics to bring up for debate, Novak said. “If you’re on the team, you have a responsibility to keep up with the news and write your own cases,” she said. Bergman, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said team practices are also vital to success, and the team has the advantage of having a coach who takes a leading role. “A lot of coaches just run practice rounds,” he said. “Our coach is more-hands on in helping us research and prepare cases.”

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CONCERT Tobias says event could provide escape for victims CONTINUED FROM FRONT many New Brunswick restaurants and businesses. Despite initially not knowing how to get the word out about the performances, Sobel said the number of musicians who volunteered was an overwhelming amount. “I sent out an email to the music department listserv, and pretty much in one day we had a huge response of people wanting to perform in the concert, and pretty much all the performers we needed for a complete concert had come forward to volunteer,” she said. Edgar Girtain, a Mason Gross School of the Arts graduate student, will perform an original piece he composed for trombone and piano at the event alongside Eunsil Kim, another Mason Gross graduate student. Girtain said he felt a close connection to the cause and an immediate desire to help because his family who lives in Ocean County was affected by the storm. “When Liza told me about the event, I felt a personal responsibility to contribute in any way I could

“This gesture of support truly demonstrates the community that exists ... here at Rutgers.” MICHELLE GRONDIN Mason Gross School of the Arts Graduate Student

to help the victims,” Girtain said. “Not just for my own family, but for the thousands of others suffering through the pain of loss.” Michelle Grondin, a Mason Gross School of the Arts graduate student, will also play the flute as part of a trio performance. Grondin said students should come out and show their support for the cause as a symbol of community solidarity. “This concert presents an amazing opportunity for students to show their fellow students support as we all recover from Hurricane Sandy,” she said. “This gesture of support truly demonstrates the community that exists among the students here at Rutgers.” Mason Gross School of the Arts sophomore Sam Tobias, a member of the University’s AfroCaribbean Jazz Ensemble, said the emotional aftermath of the hurricane should not be taken lightly. “Some who come to the concert might be there because they need it — an escape from their reality at home and the repercussions of the storm with which they will be dealing [with] for the continuing weeks, months and maybe even years,” he said. Tobias said while the concert aspires to help the relief effort financially, per formers also hope to assist in facilitating emotional healing. “Community and the arts both have healing powers and I encourage all who can to come out,” Tobias said. “It will be a great performance for a terrific cause.”


many colleges around the country have already committed to sponsoring builds. “Everyone [in the University Montgomery says chapter has raised chapter] was kind of iffy at first, $21,000 since signing pledge in May but slowly we decided to go for it,” he said. Douglas said Kovach-Orr’s Since signing the pledge in CONTINUED FROM FRONT leadership during this process May, the chapter has raised more has been extraordinary. than $21,000, Montgomery said. As president of the “He kind of He said the University’s chapter of the went the extra chapter hopes to worldwide Christian organizaraise $25,000 tion, Kovach-Orr worked hard “I think Sam takes mile and either helped me with before the end of to start the fundraising initiait to the next level my job of fundraisthis semester, tive, said Rev. Jeremy ing something or through fundraisMontgomery, executive director … he takes just tried to get ing efforts like tip of Habitat for Humanity. initiative to ever yone back on jar collections He said Kovach-Orr worked on terms and get around campus proposals, arranged meetings to do things.” their morale up and tabling. Their present his ideas and led sight visREV. JEREMY again,” he said. next big goal is to its for Habitat’s executive board. MONTGOMERY “He goes above raise $50,000 Kovach-Orr said he will Executive Director and beyond his before May 2013. never forget when the chapter of Habitat for Humanity role as a leader.” “This is a broke ground on the Plainfield Montgomer y group of students house in October. said Kovach-Orr’s perhaps scroung“It was just incredible to see drive is what made this proposal ing for pizza money … and yet they … 30 people standing behind an a reality. together committed to raise a idea that started with me going “He does way more even than $100,000 — that’s a lot of freaking out to Indianapolis and coming he says he will do. I think Sam takes money,” Montgomery said. “To up with new goal,” Kovach-Orr it to the next level … he takes inimost people, even mature professaid. “It was awesome to see tiative to do things,” he said. sional people, that’s a lot of money.” that many Rutgers students Montgomer y said there are Dylan Douglas, financial chair wanting to get involved in helpnow special committees that of the University’s chapter, said ing a local family.”

RESPONSE Support for Obama director says CONTINUED FROM FRONT said Christie’s interaction and recognition of how Obama handled the hurricane showed a necessary display of bipartisanship. Redlawsk, a political science professor, said he thinks Christie does not care about GOP leaders who condemned him for his public approval of the president a week before Election Day. “This certainly does not hurt Christie,” he said. “It may strengthen him. This is a very democratic state. He can’t be a purely partisan Republican.” Redlawsk said he feels that Christie’s actions embodied the role of a good governor. “You can tell that [Christie] really spoke for the state and spoke for the people,” he said. “In that sense, it

residents said Obama acted “somewhat well” or “very well” during the crisis. did not alter votes, But most say this had no effect on their vote in the election. More than three-quarters of voters polled said the president’s response made kind of drove home and showed no difference, while 18 percent said that he was leading, but also that his assistance with Sandy made he cared.” them more likely to vote for him. But Redlawsk Christie also said he believes received support “This crisis was Christie’s favorfrom his typical critable actions did ics. Almost threehandled much not result in New quarters of women better than Jersey residents said they believe changing their Christie handled Hurricane Katrina. ” votes in the the crisis very well THOMAS HAYDEN November presiand 64 percent School of Arts and Sciences dential election. say they are now Sophomore “This did not more supportive of change the vote, him, according to it changed the the poll. discussion,” Redlawsk said. “The Fifty-three percent of black residiscussion switched from the dents and 61 percent of Hispanics campaign to leaders doing the approved of the governor’s job they were elected to do.” response, which reflects the 43 perNew Jersey residents also cent of black and 55 percent of appreciated Obama’s reaction to Hispanic voters who now say they the storm. Eighty-four percent of are more supportive of Christie.

work on the building funds, a special team that is strictly seeking corporate grants with local banks and businesses, and even a special event committee that sponsors events on campus. Kovach-Orr said the chapter has big plans for working toward this goal, including a Build-aThon co-sponsored by Busch Residence Life and a “30K in One Day” event that encourages all University students and faculty to donate $1 a day for the cause. Aside from fundraising, Kovach-Orr said he is also working on acquiring a disaster relief grant from State Farm so the chapter can help rebuild beachside towns affected by Hurricane Sandy. Montgomery said he has high hopes for Kovach-Orr, asserting that he will be a future leader in the nonprofit world. “[He] is somebody worth investing in because he’s going somewhere … pursuing [Habitat’s] shared mission and passion and cause of [sheltering] people who need it for a lifetime,” Montgomery said. “He is one that’s going to get there.”

University students shared similar opinions about the governor and president’s actions after the storm. “Personally, my town got hit really badly,” said Anna Li, a Rutgers Business School junior. “It was nice that Gov. Chris Christie took the time to visit my town in Sayreville.” Thomas Hayden, a School of Ar ts and Sciences sophomore, said he was pleased with the way Obama took charge of the situation. “He did as good of a job as you could do,” he said. “This crisis was handled much better than Hurricane Katrina.” Redlawsk said he does not think the praise Christie received will have long-term effects on the governor’s public opinion. “Nothing has changed as far as policies or preferences,” he said. “It gives him a reservoir of good will. However, I don’t think it will change people’s core beliefs over what he should or shouldn’t be doing.”


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High court to review LGBT cases, benefits

UN launches new round of climate talks THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she applied to add her spouse to her employersponsored health care plan, a move that would save the couple thousands of dollars a year. Her ordinarily routine request still is being debated more than four years later, and by the likes of former attorneys general, a slew of senators, the Obama administration and possibly this week, the U.S. Supreme Court. Because Golinski is married to another woman and works for the U.S. government, her claim for benefits has morphed into a multi-layered legal challenge to a 1996 law that prohibits the federal government from recognizing unions like hers. The high court has scheduled a closed-door conference for Friday to review Golinski’s case and four others that also seek to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act over whelmingly approved by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. The purpose of the meeting is to decide which, if any, to put on the court’s schedule for arguments next year. The outcome carries economic and social consequences for gay, lesbian and bisexual couples, who now are unable to access Social Security sur vivor benefits, file joint income taxes, inherit a deceased spouse’s pension or obtain family health insurance. The other plaintiffs in the cases pending before the court include the state of Massachusetts, 13 couples and five widows and widowers. “It’s pretty monumental and it’s an honor,” said Golinski, a staff lawyer for the federal appeals court based in San Francisco who married her partner of 23 years, Amy Cunninghis, during the brief 2008 window when same-sex marriages were legal in California. The federal trial courts that heard the cases all ruled the act violates the civil rights of legally married gays and lesbians. Two appellate courts agreed, making it highly likely the high court will agree to hear at least one of the appeals, Lambda Legal Executive Director Jon Davidson said. “I don’t think we’ve ever had an occasion where the Supreme Court has had so many gay rights cases knocking at its door,” said Davidson, whose gay legal advocacy group represents Golinski. “That in and of itself shows how far we’ve come.” The Supreme Court also is scheduled to discuss Friday whether it should take two more long-simmering cases dealing with relationship recognition for same-sex couples.

FLOOD WATCH A man takes a photograph of flood water yesterday in the center of the village Ruishton, England. Heavy rain and wind caused flooding to many parts of the country throughout the weekend particularly in the southwest, which was already suffering from flooding earlier in the week. GETTY IMAGES

Syrian rebels take control of base Rebels’ claim marks advance toward capital THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just outside Damascus yesterday in what an activist called a “blow to the morale of the regime” near President Bashar Assad’s seat of power. The takeover claim showed how rebels are advancing in the area of the capital, though they are badly outgunned, making inroads where Assad’s power was once unchallenged. Rebels have also been able to

fire mor tar rounds into Damascus recently. The director of the Britainbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami AbdulRahman, said rebels seized control of the Marj al-Sultan base on the outskirts of Damascus yesterday morning. He said at least 15 rebels and eight soldiers were killed in the fighting that started a day earlier. The rebels later withdrew from the base. Rebels appear to be tr ying to take over air bases and destroy aircraft in order to prevent the regime from using them in attacks against opposition forces around the countr y. The rebels have no protection against the attack helicopters and

fighter jets that have been blasting their positions. Rebels have been attacking air bases in different parts of Syria, mostly in the northern regions of Idlib and Aleppo. In the battle at the base outside Damascus, Abdul-Rahman and Damascus-based activist Maath al-Shami said rebels destroyed two helicopters with rocket propelled grenades and captured a tank. They say the base, which is on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, houses several radar positions. “This is a blow to the morale of the regime, because it is close to the heart of the capital,” said Abdul-Rahman, referring to the base that is about 15 kilometers (10 miles) from Damascus.

DOHA, Qatar — As nearly 200 countries meet in oil-andgas-rich Qatar for annual talks starting today on slowing global warming, one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor countries at a time when budgets are strained by financial turmoil. Rich countries have delivered nearly $30 billion in grants and loans promised in 2009, but those commitments expire this year. And a Green Climate Fund designed to channel up to $100 billion annually to poor countries has yet to begin operating. Borrowing a buzzword from the U.S. budget debate, Tim Gore of the British charity Oxfam said developing countries, including island nations for whom rising sea levels pose a threat to their existence, stand before a “climate fiscal clif f.” “So what we need for those countries in the next two weeks are firm commitments from rich countries to keep giving money to help them to adapt to climate change,” he told The Associated Press yesterday. Creating a structure for climate financing has so far been one of the few tangible outcomes of the two-decade-old U.N. climate talks, which have failed in their main purpose: reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases that scientists say are warming the planet, melting ice caps, glaciers and permafrost, shifting weather patterns and raising sea levels. The only binding treaty to limit such emissions, the Kyoto Protocol, expires this year, so agreeing on an extension is seen as the most urgent task by environment ministers and climate officials meeting in the Qatari capital.

112 killed in fire at Bangladesh garment factory THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through a multistory garment factory just outside of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, an official said yesterday. The blaze broke out late Saturday at the eight-story factory operated by Tazreen Fashions Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tuba Group, which supplies Walmart and other major retailers in the United States and Europe. By yesterday morning, firefighters had recovered 100 bodies, fire department Operations Director Maj. Mohammad Mahbub told The Associated Press. He said another 12 people who had suffered injuries after jumping from the building to escape the fire later died at hospi-

tals. The death toll could rise as the search for victims was continuing, he said. Local media reported that up to 124 people were killed in the fire. The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, and authorities have ordered an investigation. Army soldiers and paramilitary border guards were deployed to help police keep the situation under control as thousands of onlookers and anxious relatives of the factory workers gathered at the scene, Mahbub said. He would not say how many people were still missing. Tazreen was given a “high risk” safety rating after May 16, 2011, audit conducted by an ethical sourcing assessor for Wal-Mart, according to a document posted on the Tuba Group’s website. It did

not specify the conditions or violations that led to the rating. A spokesman for Wal-Mart said online documents indicating that the factory received an orange or “high risk” assessment after the May 2011 inspection and a yellow or “medium risk” report after an inspection in August 2011 appeared to pertain to the factory where the fire occurred. The August 2011 letter said WalMart would conduct another inspection within one year. Spokesman Kevin Gardner said it was not clear if that inspection had been conducted, or if the factory was still making products for Wal-Mart. If a factory is rated “orange” three times in a two-year period, Wal-Mart won’t place any orders for one year. The May 2011 report was the first orange rating for the factory. There was no indication

whether the violations had been fixed since the May inspection. Neither Tazreen’s owner nor Tuba Group officials could be reached for comment. The Tuba Group is a major Bangladeshi garment exporter whose clients include Walmart, Carrefour and IKEA, according to its website. Its factories export garments to the United States, Germany, France, Italy and The Netherlands, among other countries. The Tazreen factory, opened in 2009 and employing about 1,700 people, makes polo shirts, fleece jackets and T-shirts. Bangladesh has some 4,000 garment factories, many without proper safety measures. The country annually earns about $20 billion from exports of garment products, mainly to the United States and Europe.

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Protesters march toward Tahrir Square on Friday in Cairo, Egypt. They were opposed to a new constitutional declaration issued yesterday by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, extending the deadline period by two months for the drafting of Egypt’s new constitution. GETTY IMAGES

Egypt’s stock market tumbles after Morsi’s decree CAIRO — Egypt’s benchmark stock index plunged by nearly 10 percent yesterday in the first trading session since the country’s Islamist president issued decrees to assume sweeping new powers, while police in central Cairo fired tear gas at protesters who accuse the Egyptian leader of a blatant power grab. President Mohammed Morsi’s edicts, which were announced on Thursday, place him above oversight of any kind, including that of the courts. The move has thrown Egypt’s already troubled transition to democracy into further turmoil, sparking angry protests across the country to demand the decrees be immediately rescinded.

The judiciary, which was the main target of Morsi’s edicts, has pushed back. Judges and prosecutors stayed away from several courts in Cairo and across much of the country. The nation’s highest judicial body called on judges and prosecutors to return to work and announced that its members would meet with Morsi today to try to persuade him to restrict immunity to major state decisions like declaring war or martial law. With the opening bell of the country’s stock market yesterday, the first day of the workweek in Egypt, the turmoil spread from the country’s bitter politics to its

already ailing economy. The Egyptian Exchange’s EGX30 index dropped 9.59 percentage points, making the losses among the biggest since the turbulent days and weeks immediately after the ouster in a popular uprising of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak last year. The loss in the value of shares was estimated at close to $5 billion. Morsi, who narrowly won the presidency in June, said his measures were designed to “protect the revolution,” but they triggered an uproar among non-Islamist political groups now vowing to press on with street protests to force him to back down.

Late yesterday, Morsi’s office issued an English-language statement defending his decrees, repeating the argument he used when addressing supporters Friday outside his Cairo palace that the measures were designed to bolster the country’s transition to democratic rule and dismantle Mubarak’s old regime. “The presidency reiterates the temporary nature of the said measures, which are not meant to concentrate powers,” it said. The statement also pledged Morsi’s commitment to engaging all political forces in drafting a new constitution. Secular and Christian members withdrew from the panel drafting the

document, claiming that the Islamists who dominate the body have hijacked the process to produce a charter with an Islamist slant. Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei warned Saturday of increasing turmoil that could potentially lead to the military stepping in unless Morsi rescinds his new powers, as the country’s long fragmented opposition sought to unite and rally new protests. Egypt’s liberal and secular forces — long divided, weakened and uncertain amid the rise of Islamist parties to power — are seeking to rally themselves in response to the decrees.


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n a mad rush to pack up and get home for Thanksgiving break last week, University students may have overlooked what was two of the University’s most historic developments in recent years. One concerns the University’s standing as a comprehensive, research-intensive N.J. public institution, and the other its reputation as home to a respectable and self-sustaining athletic program. On the academic front, a Board of Governors and Board of Trustees joint meeting last Monday precipitated the final approval of the University’s merger with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The importance of the merger plans cannot be understated. University President Robert L. Barchi, in an email sent out shortly after the meeting, heralded the achievement as “a milestone in the advancement of higher education in New Jersey.” Equally momentous, however, was the University’s reception as the 13th member of the Big Ten — an age-old collegiate athletic conference that includes schools like Penn State, University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin. The move, which will see the University leave

a faltering Big East for an older — and wealthier — Big Ten has received much attention in the college sports world over the course of the past week, and rightly so. Among the benefits the decision — made largely possible by the work of University athletic director Tim Pernetti — will bring to the University are stability in a financially safer conference, and greater recognition and branding made possible by a wider audience base. The Big Ten Network is eventually expected to bring the University as much as $24 million dollars a year — up $3 million from what they receive in the Big East. Additionally, The Big Ten’s academic makeup, consisting primarily research intensive, state flagship universities, will bring with it an equal helping of academic opportunities. Ultimately, both the former and latter developments stand as milestones for the University and its constituents. Though all can lay claim to being part of a rich histor y and tradition, few generations of University students can say they witnessed such momentous developments during their stay on the Banks of the Old Raritan. For this, we should be proud.

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other schools. Justifying the protest, Anna Barcy, a RUSAS member and event organizer, told the Targum “it’s time to bring out the big guns. It’s time to take action.” If the aforementioned episode sounds funny, it’s because it is. Parading around a University bookstore in front of a handful of overwhelmed store employees on a Sunday afternoon is hardly an effective way to make a statement, and does even less to get to the root of the group’s cause — which, ostensibly, is to get the University to stop selling Adidas products. Working with University administrators, raising student awareness through education instead of intimidation and running a respectable campaign are all undoubtedly better alternatives to breaking University bookstore elevators. And RUSAS has, now and in the past, used these alternatives to move its cause forward. Earlier in the semester, we lauded RUSAS organizers for their educational boot camp and for working closely with University administrators to review suspicious or unjust contracts. Both of these approaches can do much to keep the University labor-malpractice-free. But while we’ll continue to applaud the passion and conviction with which RUSAS members tackle injustices, we’re just not entirely sure if these extra sideshows help — or hurt — their cause.


utgers United Students Against Sweatshops, a University organization dedicated to fighting labor malpractices, has employed some interesting tactics over the past few years in its campaign to bring about social and economic justice on campus and abroad. From a premature Fair Labor Association withdrawal party in the Red Lion Cafe last semester to organize an educational boot camp for student leaders from schools up and down the east coast this semester, the group’s endeavors have been, if not always effective, certainly attention-warranting. But its RUSAS’ latest venture that really, truly takes the cake. It should also serve to show that shock-and-awe tactics may not be the most appropriate way to have one’s voice heard. Wielding picket signs, bull horns and at one point breaking out spontaneously in a choreographed flash mob routine to Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” members stormed the University’s Barnes and Noble bookstore last week, making their case to the handful of B&N employees and customers who happened to be there on the quiet Sunday afternoon. Demanding that the store stop selling Adidas-produced products, the group marched around in protest for several minutes, leaving only after store personnel shut down one side of the escalator and told the group they had broke it. According to a Daily Targum story that ran last week, the protest was a culmination of a weekend-long workshop the group hosted for USAS members from


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In saturated market, only serious students need apply PHILOSOPHIES OF AN AMERICAN ED REEP


he primary end-goal of college for most students should be the acquisition of a job that the student probably could not have gotten without a college degree or education. For most students, college should not be in any major part about learning for the sake of learning or enlightenment or acculturation or something like that. I remember hearing the latter attitude expressed a lot when I first came into the University as part of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors program, and I’ve also been criticized for expressing the former attitude in the column “Reconsider education in U.S.” earlier this year. I believe college is simply too expensive an investment, in actual and opportunity costs, to be justified by something as amorphous as pure intellectual growth, and college also does a really horrible job with that pure intellectual growth thing anyway. Since attending college, I’ve regressed as far as my worldliness. Let me elaborate. First, I will discuss costs. I, like many people, will come out of college with debt in the tens of thousands, whether it’s specific college loans or money my parents took out against the house. And I had scholarships, too. Some few people will come out of college with debt in the hundreds of thousands. Most people don’t have tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars lying around. Very few things cost

that much money. An individual American who pays a college music professor at a should only ever expect to get bills that school he doesn’t attend for private leshigh when they’re paying for vehicles, sons. There’s no reason you couldn’t do health care (sigh) and housing. When this for high-level mathematics or chemyou’re talking about an investment that istr y if that really floated your boat. huge, you need a substantial return to jus- Everyone wins when someone pays a coltify it. Getting a middle-class job that lege professor for private lessons. It’s requires a college degree after graduation cheaper for the student, and the professor is more than enough to justify an initial pockets all the money. I guess the middleoutlay in even the hundreds of thousands man (the college) loses, but colleges lost of dollars. Making $40,000-plus from the the right to complain about anything like age of 22 to maybe 65 seems a bargain this the moment they increased tuition compared to both the price of college and above the rate of inflation. the average compensation without a colLet me now say that college is actuallege degree in the ly a terrible place job world. Even if to grow intellectuthe college-level ally. Sure, I’m bet“I could have, with the same job you aspire to ter now at analytieffort, learned 20 subjects well cal thinking and doesn’t pay better than something than I was enough to be a casual expert.” writing blue collar, a colin high school, but lege education can I was so much be worthwhile if worldlier in high you are passionate about doing that par- school. I followed the news intensely, ticular kind of work. kept up with the arts and had all sorts of Even if you could quantify enlighten- cool intellectual hobbies, like creating ment/acculturation /learning for its own my own languages or writing plays. At sake/whatever, would it be worth the tens college, I’m so consumed with my classor hundreds of thousands of dollars it es that I hardly have any free time to costs to go to college? And even if it were, develop my mind. And in my free time at wouldn’t it still be a better deal to not go college, I mostly dilly-dally with friends to college and study the subjects that and vegetate. I’m just too burnt out from interest you on your own? If you just want classes and extra-curriculars to do anyknowledge for your own personal use or thing else, but even if I wasn’t burnt out, to have conversations at cocktail parties, the culture at college is still to get lost in you can sufficiently learn most subjects the bubble in your free time and spend by reading the relevant books and arti- hours socializing in pursuit of food, cles. For subjects in which you would sleeping in excessively or looking for need a tutor, you can just pay for private parties. Sure, I learn about cool things in lessons with an expert, which is still my classes, but what does that really cheaper than college. I know someone mean? I know five subjects really, really

well after a semester, at a level I’d need to know them for just work. That’s still only five subjects I can talk about at a cocktail party. I could have, with the same effort, learned 20 subjects well enough to be a casual expert. I can’t wait to leave college and jumpstart my intellectual development. There are some frightening statistics out there. Still about more than half of recent college graduates are either unemployed or employed in jobs that don’t require a college degree or education. This means that a lot of people are either failing at the goal of gainful employment after college, or they never intended to get gainful employment in the first place. This is awful for our society. Unless these people get on their feet, not only will they have to struggle paying off college debt, but they may also be a cause of social instability. Economist Thomas Sowell in his writings observes that it is many times not the uneducated who cause societal strife or follow demagogues, but rather the educated unemployed. These people — even if they lack enough practical skills to become employed at a good job — still have the mental tools to come up with destructive but nice-sounding ideas, and they also feel entitled to more than they have on account of their education. Put it bluntly. In 2012 America, we only need people going to college if they’re serious about it. Ed Reep is a Rutgers Business School senior majoring in supply chain and marketing science with minors in business and technical writing and economics. His column runs on alternate Mondays.

SouperVan exemplifies sustainable business practice RIA DASGUPTA


t has been more than three weeks since Hurricane Sandy shook our community and surrounding areas. The storm left in her wake wreckage, chaos and heartbreak that even the eldest members of the community cannot recall from years past. It has been heartening to see how we have been brought together as we scramble to bring normalcy back to our lives, and humbling as we tr y to comprehend how we can be helpful to those for whom normalcy may never return. It is times like these when we see the incredible generosity that members of our community are capable of. The SouperVan has been delivering free soup and supplies to affected communities and relief workers ever y single day since the winds resided and the rain stopped on Oct. 30. They started at the University, where many storm victims are still sheltered, and have gone as far as the Rockaway, N.Y., since, literally helping thousands of people. They even braced Athena’s snow to make sure resources got to the areas that needed

them most. Many of us know the company solely by the amount of its SouperVan because of the delicious and profit. Rather, the merit of a company healthy soups and sandwiches with should be measured by the quality of which they grace our often delicacy- ser vice it provides to the community sparse campuses. Many of us also and its ability to bring together diverse choose to support them because of their groups of people to work toward a commission to “alleviate hunger one bowl at mon cause. a time” by providing one free meal to The challenge of starting businesses someone less fortunate for ever y meal like the SouperVan is that they demand that is purchased. Their partnerships a combination of creativity, passion, skill with Rutgers Against Hunger and and above all, a familiarity with ones Elijah’s Promise ensure that a diverse community and an understanding of its group of people needs. In fact, benefit from their these are qualities ser vices ranging that are highly val“The SouperVan is from those who ued in this counan example of what businesses tr y, where comneed sustenance and support to othmunity ser vice of our day should look like.” ers who need eduand an industrious cation about spirit are seen as hunger and how to foundational princombat its astonishing prevalence. ciples. Yet, we live in a society in which The SouperVan is an example of what the average person does not have the businesses of our day should look like: time or ability to explore these eleinnovative and sustainable enterprises ments. For instance, having health that respond to the needs of the least insurance in this countr y is intimately fortunate members of our communities connected to being employed. How while fulfilling the philanthropic long- many of us would be willing to forego a ings of the most fortunate. With more job that provides this vital safety net to than 16 percent of the nation living in instead pursue our dreams and the work pover ty, it has become obsolete and that makes us feel most whole? Few of unethical to measure the success of a us would be able — much less willing —

to make such a sacrifice. The end result of this gap, between what is valued by our society and what is valuable to society, is that a sustainable business model like the SouperVan’s is considered to be an exception rather than the rule. The people of this nation are under no illusion of how much struggle there actually is in building a more per fect union. We are all too aware that as the politicians bicker about whose responsibility it is or is not to look after us, it is the people themselves who are picking up the slack and filling in the cavernous gaps in responsibility. Sandy and Athena have shown us how impor tant and even life-saving the work of community members, like the SouperVan and its par tners, can be. In times of crisis, and in their day-to-day work, they speak to the generosity and creative capability of the human spirit. The irony is that they are viewed as doing work that is out of the ordinar y and exceptional even as they provide the humanitarian ser vices, collaborative spaces, and innovative soul upon which this countr y profoundly depends. Ria DasGupta is the director of the Global Village and Peer Academic Leader program in Douglass Residential College.



Some who come to the concert might be there because they need it — an escape from their reality at home and the repercussions of the storm. Mason Gross School of the Arts sophomore Sam Tobias, a member of the University’s Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble, on an upcoming Hurricane Sandy musical benefit concert. See the story on FRONT.

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Today's Birthday (11/26/12). Pluto enters Capricorn (until 2023) today, bringing foundational transformation. Focus on personal goals this year, especially around family fun, work and self-renewal. Romance spices up the holidays. Balance work with exercise, as career kicks into overdrive. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Work and moneymaking have your focus. Meet a new friend through an old one. Love's easier to express for the next few weeks. Listen to your feelings. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 9 — Take advantage of the creative bursts of energy all throughout the day. Circumstances put you in the right place. Focus on team projects. Just do it. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 5 — Avoid gossip at all costs. Now it's time to stick together and pull through. There's a lesson here somewhere, and you're getting better at learning. Follow the rules. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 8 — Compromise builds a strong foundation. Make positive changes after considering the consequences. You'll make mistakes, but you'll also make money. It's easier to take charge for a few weeks. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Get your papers in order, and benefit financially. Something doesn't pencil out at first. Taking action is the best solution. You can find the money. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 8 — Someone needs to put some order into the chaos. Help them play by the rules. Make up a plan for an imaginative but rather spacey friend. For the next three weeks, it's easier to concentrate.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 6 — Don't go public yet. Now is time to replenish depleted reserves. Creative accounting may not work out well. For the next ten days or so, it's easier to make romantic plans. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 8 — Pay attention to a master, and accept their challenge. Concentrate in the message you want to deliver. Take a friend along to assist you during challenging times. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — You're an inspiration to the world, if you really think about it. Concentrate on the projects you're most proud of. Find people with similar goals. Together, you're all stronger. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Encourage criticism so that you can clean up an old mess the best way possible. A relationship undergoes abrupt change, but the perfect solution appears. Think about the future. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — Creative work pays well. Pay attention to your target market. Don't forget the older folks. Accept a challenge and get a boost. You both enjoy the moment. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — It's easy to get distracted with your own goals and projects now, but don't overlook a loved one's needs. You'll spend more for the next few weeks. Stick to your priorities.



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FEELING Greene receives OK from team doctors to return to field at Pitt CONTINUED FROM BACK “I regret the whole game,” said sophomore quarterback Gary Nova. “They played way better than us. They deserved to win the game. We didn’t execute, and when you do that you’re going to lose.” The Knights of fense treaded water through nearly three quar ters before scoring a

consolation touchdown when the game was well out of reach. Sophomore r unning backs Savon Huggins and Jawan Jamison, whose 14 yards put him past 1,000 for the season, were non-factors. So was Rutgers’ pass game, which never gained its footing. “We have a very thin line,” Harmon said. “It’s either we’re going to do what we’re supposed to do, or we’re going to get beat.” The Knights also got beat around. Nova left the game briefly after a Pittsburgh defensive lineman knocked the wind out of him. Senior linebacker Khaseem Greene felt dizzy following

Senior safety Duron Harmon closes in on Pitt’s Drew Carswell in the Knights’ 21-point loss Saturday at Heinz Field. NELSON MORALES, SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

ATTACK Knights offensive line fails to slow down Pittsburgh’s front four CONTINUED FROM BACK And since the offense had trouble moving the ball, the Panthers (5-6, 2-4) saw several short fields. “As the field position swung, I thought we put our defense in some uphill situations,” said head coach Kyle Flood. “If you give of fensive football teams shor t fields, the percentage of them scoring goes way up, and then you dig yourself a hole.” Sunseri helped with several shovel-loads to bury the Knights. The fifth-year senior completed 21 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns. But perhaps more importantly, he did not throw any interceptions. “We didn’t get the ball away from them today, and we need to do that to be successful on defense and we didn’t,” said senior cornerback Brandon Jones. “They did a great job protecting the ball. Sunseri made smart throws.” He is the second quarterback this season with at least 20 pass attempts and no interceptions against Rutgers. The other is Kent State’s Spencer Keith, the only other quarterback this year to beat the Knights. But unlike Keith, Sunseri did not have lack of familiarity on his side. Rutgers had faced him before, so he had to out-perform his opponents. “We were very prepared for what they threw at us, but we didn’t stop it,” Harmon said. “That’s what it all came down to. That’s why the score was what it was.” A pass defense that had been stingy in recent weeks

suddenly looked like it was full of holes. And Sunseri found each and every one of them. “The passing game got going because we had some missed assignments [and] busted coverages that allowed for them to get going, and it really cost us,” Harmon said. Sunseri found eight dif ferent receivers in the game, including both of his tailbacks, two tight ends and fullback Mark Giubilato. Senior Mike Shanahan led the Panthers with five catches, 62 receiving yards and a touchdown.



the only group that had its hands full at Pittsburgh. The Panthers’ defensive line gave Rutgers all it could handle and more up front. It earned a total of five tackles for a loss, dropping the Knights back a total of 19 yards. Junior defensive tackle Aaron Donald led the charge. “I think Aaron played a ver y good game,” Flood said. “I think if you watch that game on tape, you’re going to see him in the backfield.” Donald owned three of the team’s five tackles for loss, including one sack. He also tied for the team lead with seven tackles.



struggles continued in the high winds of Heinz Field. Senior Justin Doer ner averaged only 36.1 yards per punt, lowering his leagueworst average to 37.9 yards per punt. His longest went for 45 yards, and he registered two punts inside the 20-yard line and two touchbacks. For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Joey Gregory on Twitter @JGregoryTargum.

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a special teams collision and did not return until later in the game. And junior right guard Andre Civil suffered an injury for the second time in three games. Snowy conditions and grass worn by weeks of use could have been to blame. So, too, could have been a week filled with Big Ten talk, along with the handshaking and well wishes it brought with it. Head coach Kyle Flood insisted it had nothing to do with the offense’s struggles. Execution, Flood said, would have to be better. “I don’t think it was tight. I don’t think it’s the weather,” Flood said. “I don’t know why those balls were dropped. I wish I did. Every receiver who plays a lot of football is going to drop a ball here and there. To have three different guys do it in one game is almost like an unfortunate coincidence.” Rutgers knows the feeling all too well. It failed in a 2011 season finale at UConn to secure its first share of a Big East crown, falling to the Huskies by 18 points. Its previous shortcomings — namely during a banner 2006 season — are well documented. But the Knights insist this season is different. They still welcome secondplace Louisville to High Point Solutions Stadium on Thursday in without question the most meaningful game in program histor y. A win still pegs them squarely in the BCS picture. And a favorable outcome still allows them to shake a halfdecade of hypotheticals. “We had a great opportunity,” Nova said. “We still have an opportunity on Thursday.” For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Tyler Barto on Twitter @TBartoTargum.

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Knights sweep three matches at Duals BY BRADLY DERECHAILO CORRESPONDENT

After its last dual meet against Clarion, Rutgers head wrestling coach Scott Goodale wanted the team to finish matches more convincingly and accumulate more points to keep its opponents from coming back in contests. With Thanksgiving break thrown between the Scarlet Knights' past two matches, it would not be too farfetched for the Knights to take some time to honor Goodale's request. Rutgers controlled the outcomes of all three of its matches Saturday, collecting major decisions in all of its wins against Columbia, Binghamton and Army at the Northeast Duals. "I thought we wrestled extremely hard and did a good job at the end of the periods and scoring late," Goodale said. "We want to go from 6-1 and 7-1 [decisions] and try to make it 9-1 to get major decisions, and that's what we saw." Senior 174-pounder Greg Zannetti and senior 157-pounder Scott Winston found wins for Rutgers (4-0) against ranked opponents from Columbia. Winston collected a 3-1 decision against No. 11 Jake O'Hara, while Rinaldi escaped with a 1-0 win against Columbia's No. 13 Steven West. While Goodale expected those performances, the play of another senior excited him. Senior 125-pounder Joseph Langel set the tone in the Knights' 30-6 victor y against Columbia, pinning Penn Gottfried 1:26 into the match. The Freehold, N.J., native registered a major-decision victory against Binghamton's Mike Sardo, 13-2, and finished off his impressive day with a technical

Senior 125-pounder Joseph Langel won all three of his matches Saturday at the Northeast Duals in Albany, N.Y. Langel defeated Army’s Hunter Woody with a technical decision, 18-2. NELSON MORALES, SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FEBRUARY 2012 fall against Army’s Hunter Woody for an 18-2 decision. Goodale said Langel's performances so far remind him of when Langel was a NCAA qualifier two years ago. With 125 pounds being the usual starting match, Goodale knows how valuable starting off with a win is for the team. Major decisions are even better. "When that kid's on, he is our spark plug," Goodale said. "He is ver y, ver y impor tant in that regard, and when he gets going, we are a ver y dangerous team."

Redshir t freshman Billy Smith also controlled all three of his opponents to remain undefeated, and his play in Albany, N.Y. backed up his first ever appearance in the national rankings. The No. 20 heavyweight according to Amateur Wrestling News, Smith pinned Army's Curtis Garner to highlight his third major decision victory of the day. "Billy Smith is just getting better and better ever y single day," Goodale said. "It is good to have someone who wrestles that hard at heavyweight."

Senior 157-pounder Scott Winston defeated Army's Brian Har vey, 9-3, for his third individual win of the day, wins that indicate the Jackson, N.J., native’s positive response to his dual season-opening loss to Clarion's James Fleming. Zannetti and senior 184pounder Dan Rinaldi clinched the win against Army with their decisions before Smith ended the match with an exclamation point on a 26-15 Rutgers win with his pin against Garner.

Eight Knights in all went 2-0 or better in the three matches, including during a 30-9 victory against Binghamton, en route to earning wins in 23 of their 29 individual matches. Goodale could not be more pleased. "Any time you get a chance to wrestle three duals and win three duals the way we did, we are happy with it," he said. For updates on the Rutgers wrestling team, follow Bradly Derechailo on Twitter @BradlyDTargum.


RU rebounds in second half for fourth victory BY JOEY GREGORY ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

The Rutgers men’s basketball team rattled off its fourth consecutive victory and second straight road win yesterday in an 87-80 win at UNC-Greensboro. Sophomore guards once again led the attack, as Eli Carter and Myles Mack paced the Scarlet Knights with 25 and 24 points, respectively. Carter hit nine of his 15 field goal attempts, while Mack went 9-for-11 from the floor. They did not waste any time scoring, netting Rutgers’ first 10 points in the opening three minutes. The game marked the third in a row — all wins — Carter led the team in scoring. The duo also combined for seven assists and six steals and scored more than half of the team’s points for the second game this season. As a team, Rutgers (4-1) commanded the second half, outscoring the Spartans by 10 points and

turning a three-point halftime deficit into a seven-point victory, despite struggles on the boards. UNC-Greensboro outrebounded the Knights, 40-30, overall and turned the ball over 16 times, contributing to the score, which remained close until the final minutes. To combat that, Rutgers shot more than 57 percent from the field, while the Spartans shot only 42 percent. Aside from the Knights’ two sophomore guards, the scoring was balanced, as six other players scored between five and eight points. Eight points came cour tesy of sophomore for ward Kadeem Jack, who continued his upward trajector y. He added two rebounds and a block and made four of his five free-throw attempts. The only blemish on his card were five turnovers. Junior forward Wally Judge took a step forward from his game at Princeton in which he failed to record a point.

The Kansas State transfer responded by scoring seven points and tallying four rebounds. Derrell Armstrong served as the biggest threat to end Rutgers’ winning streak. He tied Carter for a game-high 25 points of his own, hitting five of his eight attempts from beyond the arc. Guard Trevis Simpson was the only other Spartan to score more than 10 points, dropping 16 in 32 minutes of play. The win marked Rutgers’ first game after Thanksgiving and the first of three consecutive road games. It takes the cour t next on Saturday, when it plays Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., as par t of the Big East/SEC Challenge. The Knights return to the tri-state area Dec. 8 to meet Iona at Madison Square Garden as par t of the Holiday Festival Tournament. They do not play another home game until Dec. 11, when they face George Washington.

Sophomore guard Eli Carter led the Knights with 25 points on the road yesterday against UNC-Greensboro. YEE ZHSIN BOON / NOVEMBER 2012

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Senior guard Erica Wheeler hoists up a shot yesterday against Davidson. Wheeler played a team-high 36 minutes at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, where she finished with 12 points, good for third on the team in a six-point victory. NELSON MORALES, SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Rutgers outlasts streaky guard’s outing BY JOSH BAKAN ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

Rutgers head women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer signed four players last offseason who were taller than 6 feet. But the most substantial size difference for Davidson to almost pull an upset against the Scarlet Knights yesterday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center was Wildcats guard Laura Murray’s 5-foot-9 frame. Only freshman guards Precious Person and Kahleah Copper are taller than her in Rutgers’ backcourt. “We knew that she could shoot, but it’s like this with shooters,” Stringer said. “That’s the reason why you stay on them in the first place, because if you let a shooter remember that she shoots, guess what? She’s going to shoot and shoot and shoot.” It affected senior guard Erica Wheeler, who primarily guarded Murray in the zone play despite her 2-inch disadvantage. That did not stop Wheeler from coming up big in the Knights’ 55-49 victory. The Miami native drained a layup to put Davidson (1-3) down, 52-49, after stealing an inbounds pass with two minutes left. “We were just tr ying to stretch it out with our 55 [press], and I think that we executed it well, that we guarded their press breaker well, and that’s what led us to the steals,” Wheeler said. Murray responded on the other end. After shooting 6-for-10 from 3-point land in the game, a wide-open Murray suffered one of her four misses. The Wildcats were strong in the post and the backcour t,

which enhanced sophomore Betnijah Laney’s impor tance at wing. Laney displayed some confusion when she mistakenly set up in the wrong place for an inbound on a three-second violation, but she later played like the highly-touted player that Stringer wanted. That included two 3-pointers in her 15-point performance, which drew some defenders off senior center Monique Oliver in the paint. “After I hit the first one in the second half,” Laney said of when she became more confident. “[The shots were] going around the rim and it wouldn’t go in. I hit the first one and then the next one, and as I kept shooting, my confidence came up.” Davidson’s difficulty in feeding the post was no problem, as Murray exploited Rutgers’ zone defense herself. When Rutgers shifted momentum in its favor, Murray was easy to spot on a play that ended it. The Harrisburg, Pa., native sparked a 5-0 Davison run with eight minutes left that brought the score to 47-41 following her sixth 3-pointer of the game. Only the 6-foot-1 Person successfully guarded Murray in the game, but Davidson found an answer for Rutgers’ unlikely source of backcourt production. For ward Sophia Aleksandravicius completed the run on a lay-in on a fastbreak when Davidson caught Rutgers sleeping in transition. “I think the biggest thing was that we went down so fast that it didn’t give people like Precious and Kahleah a chance

Sophomore forward Betnijah Laney drives on Davidson’s Katrin Chiemeka yesterday in Rutgers’ 55-49 win. Laney tied for the team lead in scoring. NELSON MORALES, SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER to play without being under a great deal of pressure. That’s a tough situation to be in,” Stringer said. “As soon as they make one or two mistakes, I have to take them out because that team is smart enough that they’re going to attack them several more times.” Rutgers entered the season with its frontcourt as its biggest

asset, but it looked different against Davidson. The Knights escaped with a victor y through improved wing play and timely backcour t production, but Stringer and her staf f know more needs to carr y through. “They’re doing these certain things. It’s like, wake up,” Stringer said. “Then in some

cases, they don’t wake up soon enough. … Like [assistant] coach [Tasha] Pointer said, it was almost like this is a prelude to Big East. Wake up. You’re in another level. This is another league.” For updates on the Rutgers women’s basketball team, follow Josh Bakan on Twitter @JBakanTargum.

ROAD WIN Sophomore guards Eli Carter and Myles Mack combined for 49 points as the Rutgers men’s basketball team secured an 87-80 win yesterday at UNC-Greensboro. / PAGE 14 TWITTER: #TARGUMSPOR TS DAILYTARGUM.COM/SPOR TS TARGUMSPOR TS.WORDPRESS.COM

DUAL SWEEP The Rutgers wrestling team defeated all

WAITING GAME The Rutgers women’s

three of its opponents Saturday at the Northeast Duals in Albany, N.Y., including a 26-15 victory against Army to move to 4-0 in dual action. / PAGE 14

basketball team held on yesterday against Davidson, 55-49, at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. / PAGE 15 QUOTE OF THE DAY


“When that kid’s on, he’s our spark plug.” —Rutgers head wrestling coach Scott Goodale on senior 125-pounder Joseph Langel



Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham stretches out a run Saturday, when he rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown in a 27-6 win against the Knights. Rutgers’ loss, along with Louisville’s defeat Saturday against Connecticut, clinched the Knights a share of a Big East title for the first time in school history. JOVELLE TAMAYO, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SINKING FEELING Knights win first-ever share of Big East Championship despite three-score rout, host Louisville this week for crown BY TYLER BARTO SPORTS EDITOR

PITTSBURGH — Steve Beauharnais sat alone at his locker Saturday, his head buried in his hands and his pads still on. The world around the Rutgers football team’s senior linebacker

flickered by — managers filing away equipment, hushed teammates changing clothes and a scramble to the team’s return flight ensuing. Beauharnais did not notice. His Scarlet Knights had lost, 27-6, at Pittsburgh, wasting an opportunity to win the Big East title outright for the first time in school history.

“It hurts because we feel like we had it in our hands,” said senior safety Duron Harmon, “and we let somebody take it away.” The Knights (9-2, 5-1) left Pittsburgh with at least a share of the Big East Championship — another first for the program — following news of Louisville’s

loss Saturday to Connecticut. But after a thorough dismantling from the Panthers (5-6, 2-4), Rutgers could only come to terms with the opportunity it left on the Heinz Field turf. SEE



Panthers torch Rutgers defense with passing attack BY JOEY GREGORY ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

PITTSBURGH — The Rutgers football team knows what it wants to do: run the football and cause turnovers. In Saturday’s 27-6 loss at Pittsburgh, it could not do either.

“He’s been through this before,” said senior safety Duron Harmon. “He put the ball where only his receivers could get it. He played really well.” Rutgers (9-2, 5-1), which leads the Big East with 15 interceptions, failed to pick off Sunseri, and as a result began to lose the field position battle.



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The Scarlet Knights netted 50 rushing yards, 22 of which came courtesy of third-string running back Paul James late in the fourth quarter, when the game was out of reach. But much of the lack of forced turnovers — the Knights recovered one fumble on a botched snap — is thanks to Pittsburgh senior quarterback Tino Sunseri.

In the second half, the Knights began only one drive closer than their own 40yard line. The one turnover they did have took place on their own 2-yard line, leaving them 98 yards left to go. SEE








into sole possession of seventh place all time for career touchdown catches for the Rutgers football team with his 15th against Pitt on Saturday.

















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