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State indefinitely extends ban on fake marijuana BY CODY BELTIS CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Following the success of a ban on bath salts, New Jersey has permanently prohibited the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana — a designer drug derived from natural herbs that allegedly mimics the effect of marijuana. The permanent ban was put into effect Monday, according to a statement from Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa’s office. The ban is an extension of the 270-day temporary ban in February 2012 by the Division of Consumer Affairs that was set to expire later this month. Pamela’s Law, the initiative that prompted the bans, was signed in March 2011 after former University student William Parisio, who was allegedly under the influence of bath salts, killed his girlfriend Pamela Schmidt, also a former University student. A toxicology report later revealed Parisio was not under the influence of any drugs. Assemblyman John McKeon, D-27, said the synthetic substances that were marketed and used as mind-altering drugs are no less dangerous than other opiates already classified as illegal. “I am extremely appreciative of the legislative efforts to stay ahead of this issue before any other tragedies occur,” said McKeon, who originally sponsored Pamela’s Law. Synthetic marijuana is the third most commonly abused drug among high school seniors after SEE
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Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops members march into Barnes & Noble at Rutgers to protest the store’s sale of Adidas products. After the Nov. 18 rally, University President Robert L. Barchi promised RUSAS an answer by the end of the month. Members received his letter yesterday. SHAWN SMITH, NOVEMBER 2012
Barchi cuts Adidas agreement Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops secures success after campaign BY SHAWN SMITH CORRESPONDENT
Just nine days after members of the Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops protested in the University’s bookstore, President Robert L. Barchi announced yesterday he would cut the University’s contract with sports company Adidas. In a letter sent to RUSAS, Barchi said the organization’s hard work and dedication to bring up concerns about Adidas — a company that has not paid proper
severance to Indonesian workers at supplier, PT Kizone — have not been ignored. “We expect the companies with which the university has a trademark license agreement to respect and uphold the labor and legal rights of workers producing Rutgers-branded products, and Adidas’s actions are not in keeping with this expectation,” he said in the letter. Barchi said he has instructed the University’s Trademark Licensing Office to work with the Collegiate Licensing Company to end the license agreement with Adidas.
RUSAS members were ecstatic when they received the notice from the president yesterday. Monkia Juzwiak, a Rutgers Business School first-year student, said after a successful boot camp Nov. 18, RUSAS met with the administration regarding the contract with Adidas. “We had a short meeting after the boot camp, and were told we would have a decision about the contract by the end of the month,” she said. “They were happy to see us and we brought a letter from the University of Washington with us showing that they had just cut their contract with Adidas as well.” SEE
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New Jersey has banned synthetic marijuana permanently. Amsterdam Smoke Shop and Jamaican Smoke Shop were raided when a temporary ban in February was put in place. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NOAH WHITTENBURG, PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
To address the issue of classroom shortages on campus, the University is expanding Livingston campus’ Tillett Hall with updated spaces for students. The renovations, which will cost a projected $13.5 million, are slated for a fall 2013 completion, said Antonio Calcado, vice president of University Facilities and Capital Planning. The alterations will transform the old cafeteria into 16 new, state of the art lecture halls and classrooms along with a few computer labs, Calcado said. “We had space after we built a new dining hall and we really do have an issue with trying to provide enough classroom space and enough up-to-date classroom space, so we took the opportunity of reprogramming that space into student-centric space,” he said. Classroom space is a big issue on campus, said Patrick Melillo, executive assistant of the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
“The biggest issue is we increased our number of undergraduates dramatically in the last 15 years but classrooms have not dramatically increased,” he said. “We haven’t increased the number of classrooms prior to the Tillett renovations in any significant way since 1988 and any significant way before that [since] 1963.” Most of the new rooms in Tillett will be large classrooms, Melillo said. “Since [the shape of Tillett] is a big square, there are a lot of windows,” he said. “So it was pretty easy to make sure they have windows but we also needed a couple of large classrooms without windows specifically designed for viewing film and other things like that.” The new rooms will be equipped with digital technology, up-to-date sound systems, wireless systems and other necessities that students would require, Calcado said. “It would put students in state-of-the-art classrooms that are new and it would certainly help faculty in that it’s a space [that is] friendly SEE
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Thursday, Nov. 29 Thomas Sterner talks about the theory and practice of grandfathering in relation to pollution at 10:30 a.m. at the Marine Sciences Building Alampi Room on Cook campus. The event is sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute. The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities holds free HIV testing on World AIDS Day from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Livingston Student Center. York University Professor Jin Haritaworn lectures on “Trans Necropolitics: Conversions in the Currency of Violence and Death” at 4 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on Douglass campus. The event is part of the Institute for Research on Women’s Distinguish Lecture series. The Arab Cultural Club hosts its annual Hafla at 7 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room on the College Avenue campus. The event, under the theme “Moonlight in Morocco,” will feature a dinner catered by Sahara, belly-dancing and dabkeh, and photography by Bright Lights Studio and Design. Attendees must dress to impress. Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds go to Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP).
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Panelists suggest employers favor younger workers BY KRISTIN BARESICH CONTRIBUTING WRITER
College students may worry about the job market as graduation looms closer. But they are better off than many older Americans who are already in the workforce — as shown yesterday at a screening of the documentary, “Set for Life.” The documentar y, presented at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in downtown New Brunswick, follows the lives of baby boomers who lost their jobs in the Great Recession. After the film, panelists spoke about issues surrounding aging workers along with the country’s fiscal climate. “Set for Life,” which won Best Feature Documentar y in the 2012 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, chronicles three middle-aged Americans struggling to make ends meet after they had been laid off following the 2008 recession. In addition to their financial concerns, these older adults do not have sufficient programs to assist them with reemployment, said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center. “Our policies for dealing with structural unemployment are 50 to 60 years old and out of date,” Van Horn said. “They don’t fit the economy we have now. There’s a real mismatch between what people need and what is available.”
Maria Heidkamp, left, senior project manager at the Heldrich Center, Susan Sipprelle and Samuel Newman, co-producers of “Set For Life,” reflect on past employment opportunities yesterday at The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. EMILY NESI He said out of those that are unemployed for more than two years, 14 percent receive the education and training to get a new job and half of them foot the bill themselves. Susan Sipprelle, co-producer of the film, said the lack of organizations has hindered their efforts to support this population. “We wanted to give a portion of the proceeds for our DVD to a program that we thought was effective for getting older workers back to work,” she said. “We have not been able to find one.” Maria Heidkamp, senior project manager at the center, said there are only two programs that
are targeted at older workers. She said one of them, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, serves just one percent of potentially eligible participants. “The older 50 to 65-age job seekers are having a pretty miserable time accessing resources through the public system,” Heidkamp said. “They think they’re doing all the right things … and they’re just coming up empty-handed.” One of the issues is ageism, said co-producer Sam Newman. “People walking into job interviews after having had phone interviews and seeing their interviewer’s face fall when they see they’re 55 years old — there’s
plenty of stories like that,” Newman said. Heidkamp said younger workers have an advantage compared with older workers. “When there’s so much emphasis on digital literacy and social media … I think an older worker’s carrying a lot of baggage,” Heidkamp said. “Why would you go with someone who’s 62 when you can get someone who’s 24?” Employers feel they receive less return on their investment when they hire older workers, Van Horn said. “We have invested so much money in the first 23 years of life,”
Van Horn said. “[But] we spend less than any other advanced economy in the world on retraining and education for adults.” Sipprelle said one major obstacle for adults is a lack of jobs pertaining to their specific skill set. But measures taken to provide them with new skills to increase their marketability can backfire, she said. “It’s not easy for a paper mill worker who worked in a paper mill for 31 years to go back to community college and come out a completely different person,” she said. “There’s so many factors that make it difficult for people.” She described a typical situation in which a major plant closes in a town and private colleges spearhead re-education for the laid-off workers. They may not always try to diversify the offerings — bringing in one large radiology program, for example. “You’ll have 50 radiologists and maybe only one or two job openings for radiologists,” Sipprelle said. But, she said, people can rebound from these problems. “Joe Price … a steelworker from Weir ton, W.Va., who has a high school education … and a dial-up Internet connection … figured out how to get retrained, renegotiate his mor tgage, continually apply for jobs and got hired,” Sipprelle said. “The natural condition of the human being is resilience.”
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ADIDAS University becomes fourth in the nation to sever ties with company CONTINUED FROM FRONT Anna Barcy, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said the contract being cut means a lot on a national level. “Rutgers is big on a national scope because of our prestige and sports,” she said. “We are a big name and the licensing is worth selling.” Kate Thomas, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said RUSAS members are happy with the president’s decision, but the fight is not over.
“We will continue to spread awareness and education about this,” she said. “We will support other schools in their decision to cut contracts.” Thomas said the boot camp also brought students from other schools that are trying to get contracts with Adidas cut. As RUSAS awaited a decision, she said other universities were watching and could possibly follow. “People have suppor ted us, we will continue to suppor t them,” she said. “We are the four th school to cut the
BAN NJ one of four states to outlaw synthetic marijuana CONTINUED FROM FRONT marijuana and prescription drugs, according to the attorney general’s statement. Synthetic marijuana has been linked to dangerous side ef fects including violent seizures, extreme elevation of heart rate, severe panic, anxiety attacks and hallucinations, according to the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “These drugs have grown in popularity nationwide, despite their alarming and catastrophic side effects,” Chiesa said. “Today they are permanently on record as being just as illegal as cocaine or heroin.” The ban was made permanent after publication in the New Jersey Register along with a
and Oberlin College have also discontinued license agreements with Adidas.
Thomas said this is the best time to cut the contract because of a number of factors. “This is great — with the holiday season approaching — to cut the contract now,” she said. “Also with the addition to the Big Ten, this should give us some great exposure.” Thomas said RUSAS wants Adidas to do the right thing and compensate workers with the severance they deserve. While a deadline to cut the contract was not included in Barchi’s letter, Thomas said RUSAS would continue to follow up with the president until it has been eliminated. Sonia Szczesna, a core organizer for RUSAS and School of Arts and Sciences senior, said she supports the president’s decision.
“I’m happy that he knows what he is doing,” she said. Thomas said she is excited to stand with the president on his decision. “This is the best thing that could have happened after all the bad press Rutgers has had in the past,” she said. “It’s his first year and he is making great decisions. We are happy to make a statement with him.” Frangy Pozo, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said by influencing the University’s decision to cut the contract, RUSAS is a leader to other schools and organizations. “Being able to bring schools together shows that we are grouped together on this decision,” she said. “It’s not just a Rutgers issue.”
public hearing and comment period, according to the statement. Hussein Hedbawi, owner of the Lay-Z-Shopper on Easton Avenue, said the Jamaican Smoke Shop and the Amsterdam Smoke Shop on Easton Avenue both carried the drug before the ban. “There was a bust sometime in September on the street, some kind of raid. They busted some of the smoke shops on the street that sold the drug,” Hedbawi said. In his store, Hedbawi had some requests for the drug from people he believed to be high school students, but he said he never carried the substances.
“I think it is a good thing that it was banned,” Hedbawi said. “It is a quick profit for business owners [but also] a quick way to the deterioration of the younger generation.” Ruby Gupta, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences sophomore, said she understands the appeal of cheap and legal synthetic drugs to students, but believes the risks are not worth it. “Marijuana is illegal either way,” she said. “But if you’re going to use it, you should do it naturally because it is known to be far less dangerous than synthetic marijuana.”
New Jersey is one of four states that have outlawed the possession and distribution of synthetic marijuana, also known as “K2” or “Spice,” according to the Attorney General’s statement. Since the temporary ban in February, the State Police Office of Forensic Science has seen a 79 percent decrease in the number of synthetic marijuana incidents, according to the statement. McKeon said students should be cautious when they see cleverly marketed substances. “They may say that they are safe on the label, but this just isn’t the case,” he said.
contract, so it’s star ting to build momentum.” The University of Washington, Cornell University
“This is the best thing that could have happened after all the bad press Rutgers has had in the past.” KATE THOMAS School of Arts and Sciences Junior
TILLETT Melillo says renovation temporarily solves growing student body CONTINUED FROM FRONT
said the defunct cafeteria is unnecessary now that the campus has the newer Livingston for them to be able to put on a lecDining Commons. ture that is certainly meaningful in “I think … the new Tillett many different ways,” he said. classrooms will benefit Rutgers Melillo said the overall planstudents and the future of the ning process took about two to ever-expanding student body,” three years, as his she said. colleagues planned out ever yMelillo said the University is thing from class sizes to the periodically refurbishing its old number of windows. classrooms through a program The newly renovated Tillett that looks at what updates can be Hall would improve the stanmade every four years. dards and conditions of the class“We are going to do a quarter of rooms on campus, most of which classrooms … the are not as updated first year was last compared to other universities, “Tillett’s going to be year so we entirely took out all of the Melillo said. a silver bullet for us old technology and “You know we brought in new have classrooms for a little while ” technology,” he that are just run PATRICK MELILLO said. “So every four down and outdatExecutive Assistant of years, the classed,” he said. “We Undergraduate Academic Affairs room that was try very hard to done four years make sure we get ago gets redone in those classrooms terms of technology.” out of circulation as quickly as Melillo said growing underpossible and bought back up to graduate programs and the rise speed. In all fairness, we do have in the University’s reputation classrooms that desperately internationally and locally have need work.” produced an influx of students. Ruvice Tsague, a School of The new changes in Tillett Engineering senior, said he will help buy time and space until believes the changes are purethe University constructs more ly beneficial. space for classes to meet. “It’ll make the students more “Tillett’s going to be a silver at ease and comfortable and this bullet for us for a little while … will enable them to focus more until 2015 when a new classon learning and also enable them room building is built on to familiarize themselves with College Avenue campus,” he the professor more, which hopesaid. “Tillett’s a major problem fully would have a positive effect solver for the meantime, and in on their grades,” he said. terms of a long-term plan, solvMelody Wong, a School of ing space problems.” Arts and Sciences sophomore,
The new Tillett Hall renovations will provide more classroom and lecture hall space for students on Livingston campus. The new space will house 16 state-of-the-art large classrooms equipped with digital technology, along with sound and wireless systems. The projected date for completion is fall 2013. COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND CAPITAL PLANNING
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Panel looks at climate change following Sandy United Nations discusses how to decrease carbon emissions THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOHA, Qatar — Though it’s tricky to link a single weather event to climate change, Hurricane Sandy was “probably not a coincidence” but an example of the extreme weather events that are likely to strike the U.S. more often as the world gets warmer, the U.N. climate panel’s No. 2 scientist said yesterday. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, the vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, predicted that as stronger and more frequent heat waves and storms become part of life, people will stop asking whether global warming played a role. “The new question should probably progressively become: Is it possible that climate warming has not influenced this particular event?” he told The Associated Press in an interview on the sidelines of U.N. climate negotiations in Qatar. Van Ypersele’s remarks come as global warming has re-emerged as an issue in Washington following the devastating superstorm — a rarity for the U.S. Northeast — and an election that led to Democratic gains. After years of disagreement, climate scientists and hurricane
experts have concluded that as the climate warms, there will be fewer total hurricanes. But those storms that do develop will be stronger and wetter. It is not correct to say Sandy was caused by global warming, but “the damage caused by Sandy was worse because of sea level rise,” said Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer. He said the sea level in New York City is a foot higher than a century ago because of man-made climate change. On the second day of a twoweek conference in the Qatari capital of Doha, the talks fell back to the bickering between rich and poor countries that has marked the negotiations since they started two decades ago. At the heart of the discord is how to divide the burden of cutting emissions of heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide. Such emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, have increased by 20 percent since 2000, according to a U.N. report released last week. Van Ypersele said the slow pace of the talks was “frustrating” and that negotiators seem more concerned with protecting national interests than studying the science that prompted the negotiations.
“I would say please read our reports a little more. And maybe that would help to give a sense of urgency that is lacking,” he said. Marlene Moses, the head of a coalition of island nations that view the rising sea levels as an existential threat, said that was good advice. “These are the kind of people that it is probably a good idea to listen to,” she said. “It is very much in the interest of small islands to focus on the science, which is why we have always based our positions on the latest research and why here we are calling for dra-
“There are a few individuals who don’t believe it, but we are talking about science and not beliefs.” JEAN-PASCAL VAN YPERSELE Vice Chairman Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
matically higher ambition.” Since 1990, the IPCC has released four reports with projections on how global warming will melt glaciers and ice caps, raise sea levels and shift rainfall patterns with impacts on floods and droughts. The panel shared the
2007 Nobel Peace Prize with climate campaigner Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president. The IPCC is set to start releasing portions of its fifth report next year. Van Ypersele would not discuss the contents except to say the report will include new research on the melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, boosting previous estimates on sea level rise. He said the scientific backing for man-made climate change is now so strong that it can be compared to the consensus behind the principles of gravity. “It’s a very, very broad consensus. There are a few individuals who don’t believe it, but we are talking about science and not beliefs,” van Ypersele told AP. Climate change skeptics say IPCC scientists have in the past overestimated the effect of the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere and underplayed natural cycles of warming and cooling. Others have claimed the authors, who aren’t paid for their work, exaggerated the effects that climate change will have on the environment and on human life. Negotiators in Doha are supposed to start talks on an elusive global treaty to rein in emissions. They have set a deadline of 2015 to adopt that pact, which would take effect in 2020. Among other topics, they are discussing how to help poor countries convert to cleaner energy sources and adapt to a shifting climate, as
well as extending the expiring Kyoto Protocol, an agreement that limits the greenhouse emissions of industrialized countries. The U.S. rejected the Kyoto deal because it didn’t cover worldleading carbon polluter China and other fast-growing developing countries. Other rich countries including Canada and Japan don’t want to be part of the extension, which means it will cover less than 15 percent of global emissions. “Japan will not be participating in a second commitment period, because what is important is for the world is to formulate a new framework which is fair and effective and which all parties will join,” Japanese delegate Masahiko Horie said. Meanwhile, a series of recent climate reports have underscored the depth of the challenge before the U.N. climate negotiators. A report released Tuesday by the U.N. Environment Program warned current climate projections are likely too conservative because they don’t factor in the thawing of permafrost — a layer of soil that stays frozen year-round in cold climates. Lead author Kevin Schaefer, of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado, said 1,700 gigatons of carbon are locked up in permafrost primarily in the U.S., China, Russia and Canada. He called for further studies on the potential climate impact if it’s released, saying up to 39 percent of total emissions could come from permafrost by 2100.
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attempt to encourage peace through engaged activities. Interfaith University group Shalom/Salaam carried on its “Patchwork for Peace” project this week to send a patchwork tapestry to the United Nations to express the need to resolve the conflict. Peace efforts for both sides of the issue are ongoing, and taking note of this can help put things in perspective. It’s true that last week’s protests may have seemed abrupt, aggressive or misplaced to the disinterested student. And indeed, with an issue so seemingly divisive, it may be difficult to see past the protest signs that inevitably follow surges in violence. But it’s important to acknowledge that most of these groups are deeply committed to their causes and thus, deserve respect. In the end, it falls on the backs of individual students to inform themselves on the issues, as well as the struggles in which their fellow students engage.
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n a momentous and somewhat surprising move yesterday, University President Robert L. Barchi announced he would work to discontinue the University’s contract with sports apparel manufacturer Adidas over labor rights violations. The decision is the right one. At a university committed to upholding fair labor practices as well as its own code of conduct, terminating this relationship was a necessary step. We laud Barchi for acknowledging a clear infringement on University code and international labor rights. According to a letter sent to members of the University organization Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops, Barchi noted that the company’s practices are “not consistent with the values of this university. We expect the companies with which the university has a trademark license agreement to respect and uphold the labor and legal rights of workers producing Rutgers-branded products.” Currently, Adidas — a major producer of the University apparel — owes $1.8 million in severance
pay to more than 2,700 workers at an Indonesian factor y called PT Kizone. The company’s practices are clearly unacceptable, and with the decision, the University will become the fourth school in the country to acknowledge this fact. Both Cornell University and Oberlin College dropped the company earlier this semester, and the University of Washington also recently announced that it would be terminating its contract because of Adidas’ handling of the PT Kizone situation. With students and administrators growing increasingly sensitive to malpractices such as these, it’s good to see our own join the ranks early. It’s important to remember, however, who’s responsible for bringing the issue to Barchi’s table. The decision comes on the heels of some strenuous campaigning by RUSAS, who’ve worked hard in recent months to shed light on the ongoing issue. While we have expressed hesitation in the past regarding the group’s tactics, we realize this could not have been accomplished without the tireless efforts of USAS members across the country.
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Christie deserves another four years CONNOR MONTFERRAT
ov. Chris Christie told reporters Monday that he and his family had a talk about running for re-election. “We decided. We’re going to seek reelection.” University professor of the renowned course “Political Campaigning” and Christie’s adviser, Michael DuHaime, confirmed that Christie filed the necessary paperwork with the division of elections Monday. “The public needs to know that I’m in this for the long haul, that the person who has helped to lead them through the initial crisis wants to help lead them through the rebuilding and restoration of our state,” the governor said. It has been a long month for New Jersey, and our governor has a job to finish. We do not need him to leave in the middle of this crisis. And if he is behind us 110 percent, then we need to be behind him. From losing homes, businesses and the shore, we know all too well that New Jersey needs to be united as a family to get through this recovery. With that being
said, I am asking for you to support our Luckily, I have a pretty good prediction governor for four more years. Re-elect for the gubernatorial race in 2013. Another Christie for governor of New Jersey. four years of Christie. I remember being at the victory party in Christie wins every hypothetical head2009 when everyone told me I was headed to-head matchup measured in the Rutgersto the loser party. Funny story. I remember Eagleton poll, including against America’s when the governor-elect told us all, “I want new favorite mayor, Cory Booker, who the to let you all know that about 40 minutes poll has losing 34-53 percent with 13 perago, I received a call of congratulations cent choosing neither. Christie carried the from Gov. Jon Corzine.” The crowd roared Democratic-leaning state by 86,000 votes with cheers. But the thing is, the governor in 2009, an upset win over Democratic — then and now — incumbent Jon still has the same Corzine. Another “Christie is enjoying a level rhetoric, principles Rutgers-Eagleton and morals — and Poll recently found of popularity that is more promises that 69 percent of than he did then. I the public says unprecedented by just about can truthfully say Christie handled any measure in state history.” the recent crisis that I believe he will continue to do a brought about by great job for this Hurricane Sandy state and get us through the recovery of “very well.” The governor’s overall favoraHurricane Sandy. That night he told bility rating now stands at 65 percent with Democrats, Republicans and Independents all residents and 67 percent among regisalike: “Tomorrow we take back New Jersey tered voters, up more than 15 points from for our families … our friends … and our before the storm. The latest Quinnipiac neighbors.” He told us that we would “have University poll shows 95 percent of voters our work cut out for us … [and that] … said he did a good or excellent job in the there are no easy answers to these difficult aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and his problems,” but we were going to get approval rating is 72 percent. The last govthrough them together. ernor to enjoy anything close to that level
RUSAS works for labor rights COMMENTARY RUTGERS UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AGAINST SWEATSHOPS
utgers United Students Against Sweatshops has a lot to be proud of this November. We have just finished our “boot camp,” a weekend-long conference that taught more than 60 students from across the Northeast how to effectively run social justice campaigns on their campuses. The boot camp culminated in an action against the new Barnes and Nobles store located on Somerset Street. These actions work. It is the key to helping us promote awareness and force change when it comes to our campaign goals. To some people, all that was seen at our action on Nov. 18 was a group of students causing a ruckus and disturbing a few patrons of the Barnes and Nobles on a quiet Sunday. This is certainly understandable for those who did not ask questions or read the information that members of RUSAS were passing out. However, in order to better understand the direct action on that day (that was meant to and effectively did create a dialogue about the campaign), one must be at least familiar with the history of the Adidas campaign. Initially, RUSAS had the intention of working with the new president, opting to form a professional reputation with the administration. So we arranged a meeting with University President Robert L. Barchi, and
on Oct. 25, he and fellow administrators agreed with us about many of the criticisms we raised over the way Adidas conducts its business. They promised to take our information into consideration, adding that a decision would be reached by the end of November. They also stated their surprise that we had not held a protest event focused on spreading awareness of the campaign to both the press, as well as students here at the University. In appreciation of the president’s support and to remind him that we were and are very committed to our cause, we decided it was time to act. What better place and time to have a demonstration than at the new bookstore along with all the students that attended the RUSAS boot camp? Students from all over the East Coast decided and collaborated on this action, and they made a statement. Although only a few customers may have received the action, it was still a demonstration that showed the administration that students from across the northeast, and particularly RUSAS, are taking this campaign ver y seriously. Beyond its surface value, direct actions like these are opportunities to instill a sense of ownership over a campaign in the newer members of an organization. The students at the boot camp will fondly remember what was, for many, their first action — a time where students from various schools came together effectively to spread awareness on an urgent issue.
Although it may seem like fun and games, dancing and chanting in Barnes and Nobles was not a spur-of-the-moment decision. RUSAS took actions that were planned strategically into the timeline of a campaign. RUSAS is enthusiastic and determined to work for its cause — we have spoken to the decision-makers at the University, engaged in spreading awareness of the issues and are continuously looking for suppor t from students that would like to see their voice represented at the University. We hold meetings ever y Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. in Scott Hall, Room 220 for anyone interested in working with us. For anyone that cannot make the meetings, email us if you’d like to get involved at firstname.lastname@example.org. Actions such as these should be enjoyed and engaged in — not criticized or taken out of context. This week we are awaiting a promised response from Barchi as to whether he will cut the University’s contract with Adidas over violations in both workers’ rights and our own University’s code of conduct. We are optimistic that his response will be in our favor. Editor’s note: Barchi has since said he will terminate the University’s contract with Adidas. Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops is a University organization committed to fighting labor rights violations on campus and abroad.
of support was Thomas Kean in the 1980s. The poll also showed African-Americans and Hispanics, two demographics national Republicans have struggled with, gave Christie an approval rating of 55 percent and 66 percent, respectively. Christie is enjoying a level of popularity that is unprecedented by just about any measure in state history. The governor’s strongest Democratic challengers would be Booker, given his fundraising prowess, Senate President Steve Sweeney, with considerable workingclass and union support, and former Senate President Richard Codey, who enjoyed a high degree of popularity during his brief unelected term as governor. Before Christie took office, Trenton was broken and the state government was in a downward spiral. Through bipartisan work, the governor has closed an $11 billion deficit without a tax hike, capped property taxes and enacted teacher tenure and pension reforms. Let us rally behind our governor, who has made our state a better place to live, for four more years. Connor Montferrat is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in political science and criminal justice. His column, “Best Party On Campus,” runs on alternate Wednesdays.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR American culture is not dead The Lord knows the author of yesterday’s column titled “Patriotism does not equal nationalism” is not complaining when he suggests American culture in these end-of-days is defined by its greed, nationalism, and nothing else. But this suggestion really speaks more to the author’s worldview than it does to the actual state of culture in America. I have no doubt that the citizens of this most culturally diverse countr y of the United States, and the students of its flagship university, would beg the same difference. I am admittedly curious to know who have become the tyrants and persecutors, because I have seen a number of demonstrations on campus recently. They have been loud at times, and they have been wrong on some points, and you can count on one hand the other countries in which they
could have taken place peacefully and unhindered. If the author is looking toward the politicians of this countr y as the standard bearers of its culture, well then therein lies the problem. And if the author cannot see the forest for the trees in his own backyard, then I would suggest he take a pilgrimage in Febr uar y to the birthplace of American music — New Orleans. He could see what a Second Line is all about, not to mention Mardi Gras. I am compelled to say that one has not experienced American culture until one has danced along in a New Orleans street parade — but whether it’s sounds from the brass band in that world removed from worlds, or in a more local community festival, the heartbeat of America resonates. The culture is not dead, and we are too young to be feeling so defeated. Ryan Ragoza is a School of Engineering senior majoring in mechanical engineering.
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Today's Birthday (11/28/12). Today's lunar eclipse in Gemini emphasizes relationships for the next six months. It gets especially romantic around the holidays. Family, health and wellness are recurring themes. Revise exercise and diet practices as you care for others. Your active social life keeps you hopping. 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 8 — Be present to your luck and intelligence. Start with what you know, and learn what you need. Associates supply bright ideas. Now's a good time to set priorities. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 8 — You gain a surprising advantage, financially and otherwise. Go for it, while maintaining a realistic perspective. Slow down the pace for a couple of days, and replenish reserves. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 9 — It may be harder and more time consuming, but it will be much more rewarding. A spark of passion lightens up the day. Deeds speak louder than words, and you can move mountains! Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Entering a two-day pensive phase. Your ideas will reach farther, with exceptional patience. Your dreams are prophetic. Postpone travel for now. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 9 — Exceptional patience is required right now. Luckily, you have your friends when you need them. Continue to build up your assets, and increase your leverage. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — A change in your work routine coming your way. You'll get to take on more responsibility. Or maybe not. Appreciate your mate's uniqueness. Don't ask for favors now.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 8 — If you present a workable plan, you'll accomplish it. It all starts with the first step. Technology can help. Make necessary changes to the design as you evolve. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Working on finances doesn't have to dampen your enthusiasm. Look on the bright side, and end up on top. Give an unusual gift. Laugh until your sides ache. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — Delegate more to others, and get the work done. Make time for learning something new. Intuition proves to be right on. Avoid distractions. Keep the faith. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — There's more work coming ... it's no time for getting sidetracked. Just get things done with the help of experts, or alone. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Get rid of the trash you've been accumulating. But keep the good ideas. You may even find something of value as you clean up. Managing your time get easier. And you get busier. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 8 — Slow down and listen for the next day or two. Hope broadens your mind. Now is when you're glad you put in the extra effort to create exemplary work. Wow yourself!
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PLAYERS Harmon maintains relationship with current Indianapolis Colts return man CONTINUED FROM BACK But defensive back coaches are not the only ones who have had an impact on Harmon’s growth. As a younger member of the Scarlet Knights defensive backfield, Harmon practiced alongside future NFL cornerback Devin McCourty — who Harmon said he talks to every month — and watched McCourty’s brother, Jason McCourty, then a rookie in the NFL. But they were cornerbacks. Harmon also learned from a safety that later earned an NFL contract. He played alongside now-Indianapolis Colt Joe Lefeged for his first two seasons at Rutgers. “Joe Lefeged, he took me right under his wing when I got here,” Harmon said. “As soon as I got here, I was one of the
MEMBERSHIP Knights prepare to travel farther for new conference foes CONTINUED FROM BACK why many top recruits in New Jersey and the surrounding area left for the Midwest to continue their careers. Goodale does not see that as an issue anymore. “Our goal has always been to bring in the best kids to compete at a high level. We’ve lost a lot of kids to the Big Ten as they wanted to wrestle in that conference,” he said. “Now it is no excuse.” Four-time NCAA All-American and current Rutgers assistant Frank Molinaro, who wrestled at Penn State after a three-time New Jersey Champion career at Southern Regional (N.J.) High School, was one of them. Last year’s NCAA Champion at 149 pounds, Molinaro said the way the team’s schedule setup — a slate that gets tougher toward the back end of the season — is its biggest adjustment. “The second half is a serious grind,” Molinaro said. “You have to go through Big Ten matches Friday and Sunday, Friday and Sunday, then you have one or two matches out of conference and then its the conference tournament.” Some members of the program, like senior 157-pounder Scott Winston, will not grapple under the banner of the Big Ten. Still, the thought of Rutgers going up against the likes of Minnesota, Penn State and Iowa excites Winston for the future. “[The move] is along the lines of what I envisioned when I came here — us competing with the biggest teams in the country,” Winston said. “We’re definitely on the verge of that and we are definitely on our way back this year. We’re going to do big things this year and [our success] is only going to spiral out of control in the next couple years.” For updates on the Rutgers wrestling team, follow Bradly Derechailo on Twitter @BradlyDTargum.
younger guys that was playing, and he definitely helped introduce me to the sub-packages.” Harmon said he talks to Lefeged once a week to check up on how he is doing and occasionally poke fun at him when Lefeged takes a big hit returning a kick. “Me and him have that type of relationship,” Harmon said. “It’s really like a big brother relationship, and I’m just grateful that I was able to have that and be close with somebody on this football team like that.” He said players like Lefeged helped shape him in all areas of his life, not only in football. That has had a significant result on today’s team. Harmon, now one of the leaders in the defensive backfield, has shown his teammates the teachings he learned from his predecessors.
“Duron Harmon, with his leadership on the back end getting guys ready and how focused he stays, and with his preparation, it’s close to unmatched,” said senior safety Mason Robinson. The Knights need the preparation more than ever now, on the
“What better way to win the Big East [title] than ... to win it straight out by yourself?” DURON HARMON Senior Safety
eve of possibly their biggest game in program history. Should they win, they will win the Big East title outright and compete in their first ever BCS bowl. It is also Harmon’s last home game at Rutgers, and what rides on the game only adds to his excitement.
“It’s the idea of ever ything at stake. It’s Senior Night at your house,” he said. “It’s going to be a packed crowd. That’s the best way to end your career. I know I’m going to make sure I do ever ything I can to make sure I’m 100 percent focused and 100 percent ready to go out and help my team get this win.” He has already helped the team accomplish something that has never happened before. Thanks to Louisville losing to Connecticut on Saturday, Rutgers owns its first-ever share of the Big East title. But Harmon is not satisfied. “That’s something that no other team in Rutgers history has ever done, so it’s a great accomplishment,” he said. “But at the same time, what better way to win the Big East than to win it straight out by yourself and not have to be Co-Big East Champions?” History also has some bearing on this game for Harmon. Rutgers had only to defeat the Huskies last year to secure its
first share of a Big East title, but it failed. Harmon sees it as a chance for redemption. “For it to be right at our fingertips last year and not conquer it, then to come back for it and be right at our fingertips again this year, we have no choice but to conquer it,” he said. “We’ve been through too much together to let it slip through our hands two years in a row.” But regardless of the result of tomorrow’s game, Harmon has greatly enjoyed his time at Rutgers, both in playing games and developing bonds with his teammates. That is evidenced by the bit of knowledge he would want to have had as a recruit. “Don’t even think twice about coming [to Rutgers],” he said. “This is the place for you, and once you make that decision you’ll definitely love the decision you made.” For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Joey Gregory on Twitter @JGregoryTargum.
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EVENTS Freshman strives for more NCAA times as RU coach looks on CONTINUED FROM BACK go to NCAA [Championships] is already beginning,” she said. Because of her success as a high school swimmer, Spiniello has not been surprised by Wu’s performance thus far. “With her work ethic, I really expect her to continue to improve,” he said. Wu also believes there are areas in her swimming that she can improve on as the season continues in pursuit of accomplishing some personal goals. “I would like to get some more NCAA-qualifying times, but also some more personal bests, as well,” Wu said. “It’s more about trying to improve myself. Even if I don’t get an NCAA time, a personal best is fine with me.” The Kent, Wash., native traveled across the U.S. to join the Knights this season and has had a relatively easy time adjusting to her new surroundings. Outside
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of the less rainy weather, which she enjoys, Wu has also taken notice of how different college athletics is than in Washington. “College swimming is not the same as club swimming, which is what I did back home,” she said. “It’s more intense and competitive. The lift program definitely also changed.” She chose to travel across the country to attend Rutgers because she wanted to move away from home, as well as get the benefits the University offers her. “I wanted a school where not only would I be able to grow with the swim program, but also I can get a good academic atmosphere, as well,” Wu said. During the next three-plus years, Wu plans to continue to improve with the team. Spiniello believes she has a lot of room to grow. “I think Joanna has a great amount of potential, and it’s going to be fun and exciting to see her grow into that potential over her four years here at Rutgers,” he said. For updates on the Rutgers swimming and diving team, follow Mike Mor ton on Twitter @MortonTargum.
Big East adds two schools BY JOEY GREGORY ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Phil Spiniello, now in his third season as head coach, is happy with how freshman Joanna Wu is progressing in her first year. CONOR ALWELL, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
As part of a continuing effort to restore some form of control in the conference, the Big East added Tulane and East Carolina yesterday, both of which are currently part of Conference USA, according to Yahoo Sports. They join fellow conference members SMU, Houston, Memphis and Central Florida in the future Big East. Tulane joins the conference in all sports, while East Carolina joins for football. Both schools were added to help fill the void Rutgers most recently left when it announced Nov. 20 its departure to the Big Ten. But the details as to when Rutgers will leave are currently not known. The Pirates, formerly led by current South Florida head coach Skip Holtz, are 8-4 this season, earning their highest win total since 2009, when they won five games. The Green Wave, meanwhile, have not had as much success in recent years. Tulane has not won more than five games since 2002, the last year in which it appeared in a bowl game, and went 2-10 this season. It is not drawing a large fan base. It averages little more than 18,000 fans per game. Tulane has experienced struggles in men’s basketball, as well. It has not made the NCAA Tournament in 17 seasons. With the move, the Big East continues to spread itself out across the country, with Tulane located in New Orleans. Louisville, Cincinnati, Temple, Connecticut, South Florida, Boise State and San Diego State are the remaining 2013 Big East teams. Navy is set to join the conference in the future, as well. West Virginia’s depar ture this season for the Big 12, Pittsburgh and Syracuse defection to the ACC next season and Rutgers’ move to the Big Ten left Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco with no other alternative but to plan for more additions. “We’re not finished,” Aresco told The Huffington Post. “We obviously have some other plans for expansion.” Boise State and San Diego State were rumored to have been unhappy with the current changes. But officials from the schools said they are committed to the Big East, according to The Huffington Post. “They absolutely are extremely committed to the Big East,” Aresco said. “We absolutely will be looking at some western schools.” Aresco aimed to add another member even before Rutgers left, and he has not left out the possibility of expanding to 16 teams.
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CB makes timely plays in final year last in the 2011 Big East preseason poll as moments when the team’s maturity were tested. “This is one of the most blueSenior cornerback Brandon Jones’ experience blends in with collar, not-heralded recruiting the veteran-laden Rutgers football classes with the guys a year older team’s secondary, but his health than us and some of the guys coming in my class [who did not struggles have not. Jones played all 13 games redshirt],” Ryan said. “I think it’s through a tibia fracture last sea- just fitting to send these guys out son, but he felt as healthy as he with a win.” Now Jones and the rest of had his whole Scarlet Knights career this year since his first the graduates have could extend their legacy with training camp in 2008. He became a cornerback with arguably the best moment of all a knack for a big play last season for the Knights. Rutgers clinches its first Big and is second on the team this East title and automatic BCS year with three interceptions. Junior cornerback Logan bid with a victor y tomorrow Ryan, whose four interceptions against Louisville, but the place him first, has seen enough Cardinals and quar terback of those plays to make him aware Teddy Bridgewater likely will not let that come easy. of Jones’ presence. Bridgewater is a threat with his “I’ll be afraid to throw at him if I’m other teams because he’s legs, rushing 64 times this season. Rutgers looks always so close to to monitor his picking the ball off “This is one of the arm as his only and running the other way with it,” most blue-collar ... asset by preventing sizeable rushRyan said. classes with the ing gains. That Two of his will be easier if interceptions came guys a year the Knights detect late against Tulane older than us.” his fractured nonand Syracuse, throwing wrist opponents trailing LOGAN RYAN and sprained by only one score Junior Cornerback right ankle are at the time. He has still ailing. also struggled in “I think as you get into the coverage at times, surrendering a passing touchdown last week game, if you find he’s a less little after biting on play action from mobile, probably means they won’t run him as much, and posPittsburgh’s Tino Sunseri. This is Jones’ last season with sibly your play calling could Rutgers, and he has not been change a little bit defensively,” afraid to give full effort despite a said head coach Kyle Flood. Jones only has 28 tackles lingering injury history. He feels he owes something this season, so more passing means more chances for him to to football. “You just play the game you add a fourth big play to his senlove,” Jones said, “and I would be ior season. Whether he manages another wrong to play this game any less than 100 percent ever y play big play, he will feel much more because I respect this game, I than Senior Day emotions love this game and it’s a privilege depending on the result. That means Jones wants to do to be out there on the field.” Jones said the mindset is what his job. “It hasn’t really set in yet, but motivates him to stay on the field, you kind of feel it, being Senior even through the worst of times. Most of the Knights’ contribut- [Day] and ever ything,” Jones ing members of the secondary said. “It came very quickly, and I were with Rutgers in 2010, a four- just want to leave it all out there win season in which the news of on the field.” Eric LeGrand’s paralysis overFor updates on the Rutgers footshadowed any trials on the field. Ryan cited 2010 and the ball team, follow Josh Bakan on Knights getting picked to finish Twitter @JBakanTargum.
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Senior defensive end Ka’Lial Glaud tries to tackle Pittsburgh running back Rushel Shell in a 27-6 Rutgers loss. Glaud has 2.5 tackles for a loss this year. NELSON MORALES, SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Glaud finds stability at end BY TYLER BARTO SPORTS EDITOR
Ka’Lial Glaud thinks less these days, a natural byproduct of settling in at defensive end. Conventional wisdom says the 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior has no business along the defensive line, and initially Glaud thought so, as well. But through 11 games this season, Glaud carved out a niche the Rutgers football team’s coaching staff sought to find his whole career. “It just helps me be more alert for my specific job … and be able to just have my job as second nature instead of having to think about it every single time I line up,” Glaud said Sunday. Glaud began training camp in 2011 as the Scarlet Knights’ middle linebacker, shifting classmate Steve Beauharnais outside, where Beauharnais played as a freshman. But the experiment did not pan out. Following a freshman season in which he earned significant time on special teams, Glaud found himself switching positions again as a junior, his career halfway over. But instead of returning to outside linebacker, the Knights’ staff sent Glaud to the trenches. “He’s definitely improved a lot,” said senior defensive tackle Scott Vallone. “He actually embraced it this year, and I think last year he learned on the fly and he had a whole offseason to really learn it.” The results have been mixed. Glaud is tied for a team high among defensive linemen with three sacks, but he has not recorded one since Oct. 13
against Syracuse. Without a premier pass rusher, Glaud has seen more attention from opposing offensive lines. He has been one of the Knights’ more active defensive linemen with 2.5 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. But Rutgers’ undersized front has fallen prey in the last two games to misdirections. Pittsburgh’s Ray Graham rushed for 113 yards against Rutgers, most of which came on bursts to the outside. Brendon Kay ran Cincinnati’s read-option two weeks ago for considerable gains. “I think there’s room for improvement,” Glaud said. “Between this week and last week, I think you’ll see a different type of intensity than we’ve been playing with so far.” Glaud prides himself on violent collisions, which defensive line coach Jim Panagos preaches. Glaud credits his work with Panagos, who held the same title last year at Central Florida, with his development. “We’re a high-emotion group, and I think he’s definitely just built into that mentality,” Vallone said of Panagos.
does not anticipate planning for two quarterbacks this week since Louisville runs similar sets for sophomore Teddy Bridgewater, a Big East Player of the Year candidate, and senior backup Will Stein. Bridgewater suffered a fractured left wrist — his non-throwing arm — and a sprained ankle Saturday against Connecticut.
“If he gets hit, there’s going to be a significant amount of pain,” Flood said if it were his quarterback. “If it’s a bone injury, you can’t numb bone. That’s the reality of it.” Louisville head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that Bridgewater will play. But Bridgewater’s effectiveness — he has thrown for 3,189 yards and 23 touchdowns this season — remains unknown. “I’ve got a feeling that when Teddy Bridgewater gets here,” Flood said, “he’ll be excited to play a football game he’ll be able to do everything he needs to do to try to help them be where they want to be.”
sophomore guard Taj Alexander to play the entire game Thursday after suffering an injury Saturday at Pitt. “You never can predict how they’re going to react because it’s really just one hit the wrong way away from getting kind of twisted up a little bit,” Flood said yesterday. Junior right guard Andre Civil, the Knights’ usual starter, did not practice yesterday after leaving Saturday’s game with a lower body injury. With Civil and Alexander both out, Flood inserted senior Devon Watkis at Pittsburgh for the rest of the game. But Flood expressed confidence after watching Alexander practice that Alexander will be fully available against Louisville. For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Tyler Barto on Twitter @TBartoTargum.
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NEW FACES Big East commissioner Mike Aresco disclosed the addition of East Carolina and Tulane to the conference yesterday in the wake of Rutgers’ recent announcement to join the Big Ten. / PAGE 14
HOLDING STEADY Despite Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridewater’s injury, Rutgers will not prepare to face more than one signal caller. / PAGE 15
QUOTE OF THE DAY “You can’t numb bone.” —Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood on Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fractured left wrist
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
WRESTLING GOODALE ANTICIPATES 2014-2015 MOVE TO BIG TEN
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Membership offers RU benefits BY BRADLY DERECHAILO CORRESPONDENT
When Rutgers head wrestling coach Scott Goodale took over the program in 2007, he did not envision fielding interest from recruits halfway across the country. Then again, the Scarlet Knights were not set to become part of the most competitive conference in America. “It gives us more visibility around the country,” Goodale said of the school’s Nov. 20 announcement to join the Big Ten. “The best kids in the country want to wrestle in that conference. Immediately we have gotten phone calls from juniors all the way as far as Montana that want to wrestle in the Big Ten.” The Knights, pending a $10 million exit fee with the Big East, will join the conference beginning in the 2014-2015 season. Rutgers competes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association on the mat, but will join with the rest of the school’s sports once the exit fee is paid. By then, sophomore 165-pounder Nick Visicaro will be in his last year of eligibility under Goodale. But the chance to go against Big Ten competition has him excited for the opportunity. “It makes you want to work so much harder,” Visicaro said. “There are a lot of talented wrestlers in the EIWA, but the Big Ten is a whole other level.” Rutgers’ future home boasts the No. 1 team in the nation this season in Minnesota and features six of the top-10 programs in the country. The rest of Visicaro’s teammates share his anticipation to square off against top competition, but the feeling is also a reason SEE
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Senior safety Duron Harmon attempts to tackle Pittsburgh’s Rushel Shell. NELSON MORALES
Safety learns from players now in NFL BY JOEY GREGORY ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Head coach Scott Goodale discusses Rutgers’ announcement to move to the Big Ten during last week’s press conference. The Big Ten is wrestling’s strongest conference.
Duron Harmon is certain the player he is now is vastly different from the one he was when he first joined the Rutgers football team. “[I’m] bigger, faster, stronger. I’m just a smarter football player,” the senior safety said. “All of the [defensive back] coaches I’ve had over the years have brought a different aspect of the game to my life or made me excel at a different part [of the game].”
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SWIMMING AND DIVING FRESHMAN SETS PERSONAL RECORD AT FRANK ELM INVITE
Rookie swimmer enjoys success in several events BY MIKE MORTON STAFF WRITER
The success freshman swimmer Joanna Wu has experienced may be surprising to some, but for Wu and Rutgers head swimming and diving coach Phil Spiniello, Wu’s freshman year is going exactly as planned. Wu began her rookie season by winning events in each of the Scarlet Knights’ first
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three meets. She has set several personal bests in the early stages this season, as well. “Joanna’s done a great job since the minute she walked into our program,” Spiniello said. “She really bought in and believed in what we’re doing, and she’s taken her swimming to the next level.” Beginning with the Sonny Werblin Invitational, the Knights’ season opener, Wu won three total events. She picked up
first-place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle, as well as the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. The Knights then competed in a dual meet with Wagner, against which Wu won both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. Most recently at the Frank Elm Invitational, she took home gold in the 100yard backstroke and set a career personalbest time in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing third.
KADEEM JACK leads the Rutgers men’s basketball team this year with nine blocked shots, one more than he had all of last year, when he spent all of the nonconference season out with injury.
Wu has remained humble through her early-season success and looks at the first half of the season as a way to prepare for the more rigorous second half. “I just guess that it’s kind of like a stepping stone, and it kind of got me to the point where I realize that my actual training and everything is building up on itself and my goal to SEE
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RUTGERS SPORTS CALENDAR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
at Penn State Open
Saturday, 1 p.m. Norfolk, Va.
Saturday, 2 p.m. Oxford, Miss.
Sunday State College, Pa.
at Princeton Tomorrow, 7 p.m. Princeton, N.J.
Published on Nov 28, 2012