After suffering a one-point loss last year against Temple, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team had the same misfortune in yesterday’s 8-7 loss. After Rutgers led, 6-4, the Owls made a comeback with four consecutive goals to bring the Knights’ record to 1-1. SPORTS, BACK
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E.J. Dionne Jr., a Washington Post columnist, discusses the need for Americans to unite to focus on community issues yesterday at the Douglass Campus Center. The event was hosted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics. TIFFANY LOU
Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. addresses tension between liberty, community BY MEGAN MORREALE STAFF WRITER
Americans today struggle to balance the dichotomy of two cultural values: their love of individuality and liberty and their quest to work for the betterment of the community. In light of his new book, “Our Divided Political Heart,” E.J. Dionne Jr., a columnist at The Washington Post, spoke at the
Douglass Campus Center last night about how Americans confuse themselves politically because of this divide. “You can’t put too much emphasis on one side or the other,” he said. “We need to remember how our liberty depends on our defense of others’ liberty, our participation and our concern for our community.” Dionne quoted the Bruce Springsteen hit “We Take Care of Our Own,” saying its lyrics express exactly what the country
needs to do to improve. “Wherever this flag is flown, we take care of our own,” he said. Dionne said the country needs to stand together and make the community’s problems their own. “When politics goes well, we can know a good in common that we cannot know alone,” he said. This emphasis on community is especially important, considering the tension that exists today in America, he said. “In a democratic republic, government is not the realm of them, it’s the SEE
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Student documentaries depict foreign experiences Reel Lives program helps youth develop media skills BY ERIN PETENKO STAFF WRITER
Abdulai Jalloh’s documentary, “3P65,” describes his father’s harrowing escape from a diamond mine in Sierra Leone after spending years watching rebels kill many of his friends — sometimes just for fun. “He came to death row because the rebels wanted to make him an example to others,” Jalloh said. “When the rebel was reloading his gun, my father ran away and traveled through the forest for a week to reach another village.” The film, which was named after the cab Jalloh’s father drove, was one of three shown Wednesday by youth in the Reel Lives film program at the Lyle Kane, founder and executive director of Reel Lives, presented original documentaries by marginalized youth. SHAWN SMITH
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According to Dr. Marianne Legato, physicians have misdiagnosed heart disease in women for decades and are still doing so today. “Matters of the Heart” is an annual event that began six years ago to celebrate survivors of heart disease and hosts speakers to discuss topics of technologies in the field at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, said Kathleen Johnson, coordinator at the hospital. The keynote speaker this year, Legato, director of the Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, addressed the history of women’s cardiac disease and how physicians still misdiagnose them. Heart disease is harder to detect in women than in men, as men tend to have identifiable obstruction of the arteries while women have arterial spasm, which are not detected using traditional methods, Legato said. She said women are still less likely to receive the appropriate barrage of medicine following a heart attack, and 15 percent of women having a heart attack have symptoms of nausea, indigestion, sweating and breathlessness. Legato said she has seen physicians giving women Valium for their nerves instead of treating them for a heart attack. Some physicians still believe women are more likely to have anxiety or hysteria issues than men.
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Professor promotes fruits, vegetables for schoolchildren BY CODY BELTIS CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Ordering children to eat healthy is often a fruitless struggle — so much so that Cornell University Professor David Just experimented with paying kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. Critics may call this initiative unethical or desperate, but Just said as America’s childhood obesity epidemic swells, the country needs to reevaluate its approach to promoting healthier eating in schools. So far, policies such as the Healthy HungerFree Kids Act have pushed fruits and vegetables into schools. But at yesterday’s “Feeding Kids or Feeding the Garbage: Fruits and Vegetables in the School Lunch Program” lecture in the Cook Office Building, Just said children throw 50 to 70 percent of these healthy foods in the trash. “We’ve been looking at food policy for several years as, ‘let’s put the fruits and veggies on the tray, and kids will eat it,’” he said. “We really need to start thinking differently. We need a lot of innovative brains looking
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CAMPUS CALENDAR Thursday, Feb. 21 Timothy Samuel Shah, the associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, talks about the “Early Christian Arguments for Religious Freedom” at 2:30 p.m. at the Douglass Campus Center. The event is sponsored by the Department of Religion. University President Robert L. Barchi attends a Rutgers University Student Assembly sponsored town hall meeting at 7 p.m. at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus. The meeting is free for students and will feature a short speech by Barchi followed by a question and answer session. Business casual attire is preferred. Leah DeVun of the Department of History speaks about “Cures and Closures: Surgery and Sexual Difference in the Middle Ages” at 4 p.m. at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building on Douglass campus as part of the Institute for Research on Women’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program holds a seminar titled “Clash of the Titans: People, Environment and Climate in the Albertine Rift” at 4 p.m. at the Marine Sciences Building on Cook campus.
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Students compete in engineering olympics Carnivalesque games celebrate National Engineer’s Week BY TAUHID AL-FAROOK CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Engineers and non-engineers alike got the opportunity to flex their brain muscles at the Engineering Governing Council’s second annual Novel Engineering Regional Design Olympics. More than 20 University engineering organizations assembled an array of carnival-type engineering games at the Busch Campus Center to celebrate National Engineer’s Week, said Jay Ravaliya, president of the Engineering Governing Council. Participants built bridges with gumdrops and toothpicks, constructed towers, raced in textbook relays and competed in airplane tosses and pie-eating contests. All attendees had the chance to receive prizes. Ravaliya, a School of Engineering senior, said the NERD Olympics are a great way to get involved on campus. The council toyed with the idea of hosting the event for a while, but last year was the first time they put it into practice. “It’s a great way to meet new people,” he said. “I just met 20 new people who loved the event and half of them weren’t even engineers. That way, we can showcase what we’re doing in the most fun way and that’s the overall goal of the event.”
The event introduces students to the fun side of engineering, said Anish Vaghela, treasurer of the Engineering Governing Council. “We want to show that engineering is not all about work and engineers aren’t just a bunch of nerds — we know how to have fun too,” said Vaghela, a School of Engineering senior. The event encourages everyone from all disciples to participate, said Ilene Rosen, the associate dean of Student Development in the School of Engineering. “I think it’s really exciting to bring people who don’t know that much about engineering to see that it’s not as scar y as you think,” she said. Rosen, the council’s adviser, said she wants non-engineers to notice the field’s pervasiveness. “Whether you wake up in the morning and take a vitamin … it was manufactured by a process designed by engineers,” she said. “You travel on a bus — that invokes engineering. Laptops, iPhones, the way your chair is designed … everything people do involves engineering.” The event is multifunctional and one of its goals is to help the School of Engineering reach out to prospective high school students, Ravaliya said. “Students that are considering coming to Rutgers
Left, Shuyao Fan, a School of Engineering senior, plays Gavin Tung, right, a School of Engineering senior, in a cup-stacking contest at the N.E.R.D. Olympics yesterday hosted by the Engineering Governing Council at the Busch Campus Center. Students won tickets from each game they played, which they could later exchange for novelty prizes. SHIRLEY YU, ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR
University are invited to come to this event as well, so they can meet some of the student leaders and really get excited about engineering,” he said. “Hopefully, they make the decision to come to Rutgers for the School of Engineering.” Another objective of the NERD Olympics was to encourage youth, from elementary to high school, to pursue engineering, Rosen said.
“We also had today what we call Young Engineers’ Day, where we had 126 students from grades 3-12 doing hands-on engineering projects,” she said. “They did things like building penny boats and chairs out of cardboard boxes.” Although the event aimed to bring fun to the field, the NERD Olympics also featured practical engineering demonstrations, Vaghela said.
“[Using] the polymer in Pamper’s Diapers, we were able to show how polymers can absorb water and can potentially help clear up an oil spill,” she said. Ravaliya said he believes the event achieved the goals the council set for it. “The beautiful thing is that engineering is really hands-on. … I think what the students have done is phenomenal,” he said. “I’m really proud.”
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FRUITS Just says children ate apples with Elmo stickers on them more than cookies CONTINUED FROM FRONT at this to get kids to seriously eat healthy.” About 30 million children, grades K-12, eat a school lunch each day, he said. Schools need to present an environment that encourages children to take fruits and vegetables and more importantly, to eat them. Only 20 percent of children will eat vegetables on any given day, Just said. “I’ve got four children, and they’ll walk in from school feeling hungry,” he said. “If we’ve got cookies sitting out, they’re eating cookies. If I’ve got the fruit bowl sitting out, that’s what they’re eating. You have to go through some hoops to get kids to eat healthy.” Just said he conducted a study in 2008 observing children’s food choices involving carrots and celery. When offered carrots alone, 69 percent of students ate the carrots. When the students were given a choice between carrots and celery, 91 percent consumed their vegetable. He determined the element of choice is important in getting kids to eat right, because it brings value to the decision they make. Schools should not necessarily ban unhealthy choices, but rather place them in hard-to-reach areas. If an unhealthy choice is taken away, it tends to cause rebellion. Just said in one school, students protested because the school limited them to using only one packet of ketchup. Corey Wu-Jung, a program coordinator for the Rutgers
Cooperative Extension’s Northern Region of Grow Healthy Team Nutrition Program, also said eliminating unhealthy choices is ineffective. “I believe kids should be offered healthy choices,” Wu-Jung said. “But forbidding something makes it more appealing, and kids want to eat more of it.” Just said he was trained as a behavioral economist and looks at people’s mistakes in their decision-making process. Parents and teachers use three different ways to get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables, he said. Most often, they order their children to eat them. Others persuade them with rewards, and some teach them how to make healthier decisions. “We make food decisions more than any other decisions in our lives,” Just said. “There are clear examples of people everywhere who have repeatedly made poor food decisions. My mother struggled with this for a lot of her life.” Just experimented with several techniques to incentivize healthy eating. One of these was paying students, he said. At one school, his research team created a prize table, which offered rewards for eating healthy. Just said giving students a quarter to eat healthy yielded the most effective results. But even when children were paid a nickel to eat healthy, the money lost to food waste went down from 50 percent to 20 percent. But David Oberstein, a University graduate student majoring in food and business
economics, said he believes a person should not be paid to make the right choice. “This is forcing the idea of a healthy food system on others and giving them money to agree, which is not a positive way to get kids to eat healthier,” he said. Just said he prefers a behavioral approach for getting kids to eat healthier, given the questionable morality of incentive programs and the ineffectiveness of requiring healthy options. In a study called “The Power of Elmo,” Just found that children chose to eat apples that had Elmo stickers on them more frequently than cookies. Giving foods enticing names, such as, “X-ray Vision Carrots,” or “Big-Bad-Bean Burrito,” also increase healthy food choices among kids. He said these types of behavioral approaches are extremely effective in getting kids to eat better. But Oberstein said he does not believe this method will create change in schoolchildren’s diets. “It was a little disheartening to hear the results that he found,” Oberstein said. “It seems that even though there was a small increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables, there was still an enormous amount of waste.” Just said he helped create Cornell University’s “Smarter Lunchrooms” program, which employs these nudge and choice techniques in an effort to get children everywhere to make better dieting choices. The program also encourages branding approaches, such as advertisements featuring a school mascot eating fruit. Schools should consider starting executive boards for healthy eating, where students can generate creative ideas for improving their peers’ diets, he said.
COLUMNIST Dionne says Americans need to stand together on community issues CONTINUED FROM FRONT
message of community into their political agendas. Conservatives should rememrealm of us,” he said. “It’s us because we change the govern- ber that every citizen has somement, we protest the govern- thing to give back to the communiment, and we make things work ty because they are all Americans, Dionne said. better in out government.” “We engage in politics because Dionne emphasized the importance of participation in a it’s fun,” he said. “We shape our system that relies on the feed- own communities and we have an obligation. Even the poorest back of its citizens. “A country that hates politics Americans had parents who helped them get to will not long thrive where they are as a democracy,” today. We all have “What we have he said. an obligation to Focusing on today is a give back to our the modern issues in Washington, conservatism that nation.” But Bridgette D.C., Dionne said has entirely Bjorlo, a School of the leaders of the Arts and Sciences countr y should forgotten this junior, said look for inspirabalance.” Dionne’s message tion from the was incomplete. Founding Fathers. E.J. DIONNE JR. “I thought what “We are one Washington Post Columnist he said was pretty nation conceived accurate,” Bjorlo in argument,” he said. “ We do ourselves and our said. “I felt that most of what he Fathers a service to not remem- said was biased, and he should ber them as a unique or sainted have focused more on how to group that received the constitu- make the tension in our society a tion as tablets from heaven. They positive and how to fix it.” Dionne’s speech was a part of were politicians, people trying to the Eagleton Institute of Politics’ solve problems.” Dionne said the nation’s capital Louis J. Gambaccini Civic and conservatives need to remem- Engagement Series, which honors ber the compromises the Gambaccini, a pioneer in creating Founding Fathers made to culti- New Jersey Transit, for his public service, values and vision. vate this country. “These speeches are designed “What we have today is a conservatism that has entirely forgot- to address a cause of better cititen this balance,” he said. “They zenship and leadership,” said Ruth Mandel, Eagleton director. “We have forgotten about community.” to celebrate He called for the rise of a new wanted crop of compassionate conserva- [Gambaccini’s] life with a theme tives, who will bring back the that is dear to him.”
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EXPERIENCES Jalloh says Reel Lives helped refine skills, create a compelling documentary CONTINUED FROM FRONT
Left to right: Dominique Elborne, Luna Lin and Abdulai Jalloh each presented documentaries that reflected their past experiences yesterday at the Alexander Library. SHAWN SMITH
Alexander Librar y on the College Avenue campus. Abdulai Jalloh went to film school but couldn’t afford tuition and had to drop out. He found out about Reel Lives the day the application was due, and applied on a whim. “I wrote the two essays on the spot and submitted it,” he said. “Then I went to the interview, and decided immediately I wanted to do it.” Reel Lives helps marginalized youth develop media skills and make films documenting their own lives, said Lyle Kane, the founder and executive director. He said he began the program when he was working with the United Nations to educate youth in African countries torn by civil war. “I saw the potential for media education to fill the gaps … in terms of developing soft skills for catharsis around trauma, socialization, and self-confidence,” he said. The films discuss the students’ experiences moving to the United States from Sierra Leone, Trinidad and China, and dealing with issues such as education, work and adjusting to a new life in a new country. Jalloh said when planning the film, he worked with the organization to refine his skills and learn how to plan a documentary to make it compelling. “You’re like a cabdriver, when you pick up a customer, you never know how they’re going to react,
you just pick them,” he said. “The destination is unknown.” He said he hoped the audience would react well, but couldn’t predict what people would really think. Kane said he moved the Reel Lives film program to Brooklyn in 2010. Since then, he has worked with immigrant youth and those living under the poverty line in New York. The program has been a success so far, with 90 percent of students placed into media work programs, Kane said. He hopes to expand the organization into other countries. “There’s a need for an international dialogue around these critical human rights issues these kids are talking about,” he said. Kane said he found a sense of intimacy that comes with the work the students do together. He formed close relationships with people like Jalloh’s father, who eats dinner with Kane and often comes to events. He said he became involved with the University because of the efforts of one of his volunteers, Sheena Raja. Raja, a School of Communication and Information Ph.D candidate, said she invited him to come speak to her class, “International Media,” and found the students couldn’t stop talking about his experiences in the Congo. “The student body had a thirst for these kinds of stories,” Raja said. The first film of the event, “Behind Closed Doors,” portrayed Chinese immigrants working in sweatshops in New York, and their difficulties in finding and living in a new country. The film began with a personal account of the narrator’s experiences at a videotape-recycling factory and then had an undercover
investigation of a fabric factory in the neighborhood. “I was coming back from the grocery store and saw hiring ads, and went in to find a warehouse with sewing machines,” said filmmaker Luna Lin. “That’s how I found out the whole neighborhood was made of factories.” She said she hoped to convey the loss of culture that occurred when immigrants came here and had to compete to survive. “I started working in a sweatshop with other Chinese immigrants, and I expected to bond with them, but they were all very suspicious and had a very focused agenda,” she said. Another film focused on the filmmaker’s personal str uggle to deal with her undocumented status. Dominique Elborne realized her undocumented status would af fect her when she applied to college and would not be able to get any financial aid because she lacked a social security number. With encouragement from her mentors at Reel Lives, she found the courage to come out as undocumented to society and is now working to get a green card. She said the film helped her through the process of becoming comfortable with her status. “At first … I didn’t like to show my documentary … I used to get all teary-eyed, but now I just don’t like to see myself on camera,” she said. “I’m not scared anymore to put myself out there.” Satinder Bawa, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said she liked hearing about how the films were made. “I’m born here, and I’m not taking all of the opportunities I have,” Bawa said. “So to see other people do it is inspiring.”
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PHYSICIAN One in two women will die of coronary artery disease CONTINUED FROM FRONT “Women were undertreated for decades,” she said. One in two women will die of coronary artery disease, making heart disease a more serious threat to women than cancer, she said. Twenty-four percent of deaths in women are caused by coronary artery disease, 40 percent of those events are fatal, and more women die of coronary artery disease than men each year, Legato said. Cardiac disease can be anything from high blood pressure to problems requiring open-heart surgery, Johnson said. But unlike popular belief, cardiac disease is not just a disease for old people, said Dr. Sheldon Kukafka, an invasive cardiologist at RWJUH. “I’ve seen patients in their late 20s with heart problems,” he said. He said he sees cardiomyopathy — a weakening of the heart caused by alcohol and stimulants such as cocaine — in young people, which stems from translating the American Heart Association’s drink sizes into the typical college party. The association recommends up to one alcholic beverage per day for women and two per day for men, specifically 12 ounces of beer and 4 ounces of wine in one serving, he said. The heart is a pump made of specialized muscles that supply blood to the body while coronary arteries supply the heart itself with blood, Kukafka said. If the coronary arteries become clogged or blocked, the affected heart muscle does not receive enough nutrients and begins to die. Risk factors for heart disease include things that can be adjusted, such as smoking, dietary and exercise habits, but also includes factors such as family history, he said. Smoking makes a person two to four times more likely to develop coronary heart disease and two to three times more likely to die, he said. Women who smoke are affected more than men, he said. Family history is a vague term, Kukafka said, but simply means a person is at increased risk for developing heart disease if an immediate family member has cardiovascular disease. He said a bigger problem is diagnosing heart disease because
women develop atypical symptoms of heart attack, such as shortness of breath while men complain of chest pain. “There’s decades and decades of literature that don’t include women,” he said. “The symptoms can be misleading if you’re not paying attention to that.” Where severe coronary artery blockages used to require open heart surgery, a new technology approved by the FDA in 2011 allows blockages to be solved using catheters, she said. The procedure, called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, uses a replacement valve to substitute faulty aortic valves, said Donna Prete, clinical coordinator of cardiovascular services at RWJUH. The new procedure provides a solution to high-risk patients who are unable to have open-heart surgeries, Prete said. Prete said women do not go for treatment or consultation on heart health when symptoms start and instead wait until the problem is more severe. It is unfortunate because women’s symptoms are not the typical description of heart disease, which makes many women disregard or mistake them as other disorders, Prete said. RWJUH educates the public on proper diet and exercise, as well as public health screenings on the symptoms and preventions of heart disease, she said. Legato said historically, scientists only researched men and treated women as smaller men to protect them from the risks of clinical investigation. It led to a one-sided view of how heart disease affects people. Legato said a journalist approached her and asked for help researching the different manifestations of heart disease among men and women. She published her first book, “The Female Heart: The Truth About Women and Heart Disease,” six months later and has since found that the way other organ systems work differ based on sex, she said. Legato said she found that stress takes a higher toll on women than men and that women who had already had a heart attack were more likely to have another within a year if they lived in an unhappy domestic situation. Marital stress raises a woman’s risk of heart attack by 300 percent, she said. “There is no question that emotional support and feelings of closeness are more important to women,” she said.
Dr. Sheldon J. Kukafka speaks at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s annual “Matters of the Heart,” yesterday about cardiac disease affecting young people. FIRAS SATTAR
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Q&A with E.J. Dionne Jr. Ben Gold speaks with The Washington Post columnist Editor’s Note: E.J. Dionne Jr., a columnist for The Washington Post, visited the University last night to hold a talk for the Eagleton Institute of Politics in the Douglass Campus Center. The Daily Targum’s Thursday columnist Ben Gold had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about issues facing college students and entering the work force. DAILY TARGUM: What do you think is the most pressing issue for college students right now, as someone who’s either in the workforce, in academia, public policy — what do you think is affecting us the most right now? DIONNE: I do think affordability is just an enormous question. Obviously private universities are prohibitively expensive, and public universities are becoming much, much, much more expensive than they used to be, and the debt load that people have to take on for undergraduate education let alone if you want to go to professional school, like law school. And so, just at that level, I think that is the biggest problem. You know, we can argue there are other issues we can raise about college education. I think there’s a tension that probably is heightened at times of economic trouble and an increasingly competitive world between the, sort of, virtue of providing people with a broad, general, liberal arts education and the need to provide people with education that will help them earn a living. And, I worry that in the interest of doing something — the interest of one good will sacrifice the other. I do teach at the public policy school and I do believe that one of our obligations is to help our students get jobs, and I think being able to get a job is a very important thing. So, I don’t in any way put down that side of education, which is more professionally oriented. On the other hand, I do worry that we will increasingly put the emphasis on that, and will we lose anything in what I think is a decent noble quest to help people be broad, critically thinking citizens and human beings.
DT: Journalism has not been doing well and it’s been trying to engage in and compensate with social media and so on and so forth. As our generation has embraced social media we’ve gone to less scholarly, less authentic sources — like blogs, reddit, Facebook — to get our information. What do you see as some of the major concerns here, and where does print journalism come in to try and rectify or address these issues? DIONNE: My biggest concern with journalism is that older media forms, particularly newspapers, have lost the economic capacity to provide ongoing, if you will, accountability reporting and simple reporting of the world. Newspapers basically lived on monopoly profits. With monopoly profits, they were able to finance a public good, which is journalism that covers government, that covers the top to the bottom — journalism that can send reporters around the world and keep people informed about that. They can sort of highlight problems in the country. I mean, the whole food stamp program grew out of a documentary on CBS News about hunger in America, for example. Countries that have less free press have higher levels of corruption, and then the notion that people don’t cover town and city council meetings as much or state governments as much — people are less likely to do harm or engage in corrupt acts when they know somebody is watching them. That’s just the way we are. And I worry that we are losing the financial capacity to support that, so that’s my big worry about journalism. In terms of the consumption, it strikes me that the best of the old media will survive if their brands are built on integrity, completeness, and dedication to trying to get as close to what’s true as possible. There will be a market for that somehow; it’ll be a different market. And even in this new media world, if you’re somebody like me that writes for a newspaper column for old media, the new world has actually been good for us because there are people out there in the social media world that read us and that tell their friends to read us.
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Debating the future of the planet JOE AMDITIS
his weekend, over 50,000 people descended upon Washington D.C. to protest the potential approval of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, making it the largest climate change demonstration in history. The proposed route for the pipeline runs from the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada to the existing Keystone Pipeline System in Nebraska. The second segment of the XL pipeline system, named the Gulf Coast Project, would connect the existing Keystone pipeline facilities in Oklahoma to oil refineries in Texas. The biggest concern for environmentalists is that the proposed route of the pipeline travels directly across one of the largest freshwater reserves on the planet. The quality of the crude oil being transported, as well as the reliability of the pipeline itself, present serious concerns about the inevitability of spills, and the effect such spills would have on the water supply and the environment in the affected regions. Additionally, many are concerned that our continued reliance on and funding of fossil fuel industries will exacerbate our already overwhelming dependence on
“dirty energy,” and further seal our envi- and the rest of the country — that New ronmental fate. Jersey has been hit too hard for too long by The decision to approve or deny the per- the effects of climate change, and it is time mit comes at a time when concerns over the for both the University and the governeffects of these types of projects on the ment to take action. global climate, and what to do about them, Members of the opposition have quesare being strongly debated on university tioned whether the movement is actually campuses across the country. Earlier this necessary and more importantly, whether it month, students and professors gathered at will achieve its desired effect. Opposition the Cook Campus Center and squared off in members have cited the potential harm the a debate about the merits of continued sup- boycott may cause by increasing the finanport from the cial burden on the University for the fosUniversity, which sil fuel industry. could then be trans“If the University were to Those who support a ferred to students in join the divestment divestment and boythe form of tuition cott campaign against price hikes. Others campaign, it would be the fossil fuel companies have pointed out largest university to date to alternative targets for by the University say that three other colaction that may have do so.” leges have already more immediate divested from fossil effects, such as profuels. If the hibiting vending University were to join the divestment cam- machines that distribute plastic bottles, paign, it would be the largest university to thereby reducing waste and encouraging date to do so. the use of more environment friendly bevThose in favor of the divestment cam- erage containers. paign argue that, by making a stand While there are many “bad companies,” against the fossil fuel industries, the the fossil fuel industry poses the greatest University will send a message and put existential threat to the survival of the pressure on other institutions to do the human race. We are now at a critical turning same. Similar to the divestment campaign point for both the United States and indeed against South African apartheid regime, the world. As it stands, atmospheric carbon the point is to send a message to Congress dioxide levels have recently exceeded 390
Students should know their president undergraduate students on all University campuses throughout ANASTASIA MILLICKER the state. Why know your university president? Well, besides the four clicker slide in my introductory points, knowing your university macroeconomics class president allows you to recognize took me by surprise. On the face of the University and the a clicker question, worth the posperson who is behind the difficult sibility of four points, my profesdecisions that the University is sor showed a photo of University faced with daily. He is the person President Robert L. Barchi and who can advocate for changes on asked students to identify him. the state and University-wide level. As students whispered among He is your university president and themselves about the possible you should have the ability to reach options of a new economics proout to him. fessor, the University president Tonight, students will have or a picture of the professor of this opportunity during a town the economics hall event precourse itself, I sented by the “He is your University RUSA beginfound it difficult to believe ning at 7:30 president and you that students p.m. in the were debating should have the ability Raritan River who this perLounge of the to reach out to him.” Student Activity son could be. To my fellow Center on the introduction to College Avenue macroeconomics classmates, campus. Although it is a that photo on the screen was Thursday night, the need for stuour University President Robert dents’ voices to be heard by L. Barchi. University leaders is greater than As a member of the Rutgers its need for screams and shouts University Student Assembly, I in the bars on Easton Avenue. was taken aback that students This is a unique opportunity for are not aware of the University’s students to not only ask quesleadership. Barchi is often feations of our University’s presitured in the news. Whether it is dent but also to get answers for The Daily Targum or nj.com, the those questions. president is everywhere, but not Students — come meet your often recognized by students. university president and do not get Although the University presithat clicker question wrong again. dent is new, this should not stop students from getting to know Anastasia Millicker is a him and asking him about his School of Environmental and strategies for the merger or his Biological Sciences junior majorthoughts on our future. The presing in Biotechnology, Journalism ident is here to ser ve the and Media Studies. She is a public University community, which relations chair for the Rutgers includes the more than 30,000 University Student Assembly.
Joe Amditis is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in political science and criminal justice and minoring in criminology and psychology. His column, “Swimming Upstream,” runs on alternate Thursdays.
RUSA speaks for students COMMENTARY SHERIF IBRAHIM, PAVEL SOKOLOV
ppm, just short of the 450 ppm “point of no return.” Once we break that threshold, natural feedbacks from the warming will begin to kick in, dumping massive amounts of previously untapped carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. At that point, all accepted climate models and scenarios completely break down, and scientists are unable to come up with a realistic depiction of what the face of the planet will look like. While both sides have valid points, the bottom line is clear: We must put pressure on the government to force companies to change the way they operate. Only when America's wellbeing is detached from the oil companies’ futures will we see real action. Whether or not the University chooses to boycott the fossil fuel industry, PepsiCo Inc., or Perrier, the time for action is now. There are no good longterm investments in a world that exceeds 450 ppm. When you know a company is going to take a dive, you don’t wait around to see what might happen. You dump the stock as soon as possible. We can only hope that by the time the debate is over, it won't be too late.
s University President Robert L. Barchi continues his first year as the leader of New Jersey’s flagship institution of higher education, we in the Rutgers University Student Assembly, your student government, prepare to meet with him for the first time tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus. Students are free to come ask questions if they wish. However, we, as a body, have some very specific concerns, which we have asked the president to address in his speech. As students begin the first exams and papers of the semester, we can’t help but think about the aspirations of countless undocumented students whose wishes to attend college remain unfulfilled. In America, a college education can change a life in innumerable ways and maximize the potential of an individual. We want to push for the state’s greater support for its own people, and we believe that Barchi can help lead the change needed for a more equitable and just education system
in our great state. There is much more that can be done toward char ting a brighter future for our students and those who have not yet had the wonderful opportunity to attend the University. Second, it is pivotal to underline the importance of student input in all aspects of the university’s decision-making process. As representatives of the student body, our University’s largest and most impor tant stakeholder, we believe it is our duty to ensure that the deepest concerns of students are acknowledged and acted upon in the ongoing developments at the University, especially the University Strategy Initiative. Without question, students are the first to be affected by decisions that are made by the administration, and rightly so, must have an outlet for their valuable input. We are the ones who ride the buses and live in the residence halls, eat in the dining halls, and walk the streets of New Brunswick and Piscataway in the evening from the libraries. We are the population that is primarily here for education in classrooms that are going to be refurbished thanks to our combined ef for ts in passing the
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bond referendum. Without any doubt, we know what it is like to be students. We are the students. Our opinions matter, our opinions deserve to be heard and we adamantly believe that our input can lead to a university that is more sustainable and holistically better at serving our needs and those of the New Jersey community. Too often do we hear students complain about things they believe cannot be changed for the better here on the banks, but we fundamentally believe other wise. What makes a university truly great is the individual student’s reciprocal love for his or her own alma mater. We are ready to give back to the University that has given us so much, and we only ask that it accept our efforts. The RUSA body is excited to welcome Barchi tonight. We would also like to remind students that RUSA meets every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the SAC.
Sherif Ibrahim is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in political science and vice president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly. Pavel Sokolov is a Rutgers Business School junior majoring in accounting and treasurer of RUSA.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 9 — Integrity counts double now, especially at work. Customer satisfaction pays dividends well into the future. You're becoming more attracted and attractive. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — Go over your options again before choosing, but choose, even if it seems difficult. There are excellent conditions for finding a great deal on the system you want. Don't waste a penny. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — The tension is getting higher, for better or worse. You can actually benefit greatly from the situation. You immediately see how to bend the rules to your benefit. But don't break them. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Review the assignment to avoid errors. Don't be afraid to ask a special person to help. It's a good excuse to hang out, anyway. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Listen to others attentively, as if their words could be measured in gold. Your sixth sense is working well. Work out any kinks in communication or schedule without overextending. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Don't waste hours on communications that go nowhere. Minutes spent making extra copies of your data can save you time and money later. Take a break from a circular conversation.
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Dane Miller remains an option to give sophomore point guards Jerome Seagears, above, and Myles Mack less responsibility. NELSON MORALES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
OPTIONS Rice considers Kone, Garrett to work with Miller to spell guards CONTINUED FROM BACK But Miller has not star ted since Jan. 30 and is averaging only 23 minutes per game since then. He did not take a shot against the Wildcats, recorded one rebound and had a 2-to-2 assist-to-turnover ratio. Miller admitted Oct. 17 at Big East Media Day he struggled with confidence the last two seasons, one removed from finishing runner-up in the league’s Rookie of the Year voting. He questioned others’ faith in him, wrestled with taking shots and second-guessed his on-ball defense — arguably Miller’s strength. He spoke with mentor John Wallace, a former NBA player and fellow Rochester, N.Y., native, about his troubles. But Miller said that was behind him, thanks to what he called his best offseason, once he spent with a collection of former Division-I players and international pros. Rice has often prodded Miller, once the focus of Rice’s vision for the team’s future, to be more assertive. He lamented the Knights’ lack of leadership last year, when Miller appeared a likely fit to lead. But as Rice sat at the postgame podium Monday at the Pavilion, he appeared at a final crossroads.
Four games remain this season, and Rice has spent 89 in total watching over Miller’s progress. Miller has shown glimpses of his ability — he scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds, while holding Seton Hall’s Jeremy Hazell to 6-for-21 shooting in 2011 — but not much has materialized. Rice might not have a choice but to entrust Miller one more time. Mack and Seagears will likely not last long playing nearly 40 minutes a game, and Rice admitted as much after losing at Villanova. Seagears became mentally fatigued, Rice said, and a heavy workload could burden Mack’s 5-foot-9 frame. Rice said he might play sophomore Malick Kone and junior Vincent Garrett more, but neither features the ball-handling ability Rice wants on the floor. Rice said he would now pass more out of full-court pressure than dribbling through it. Mack and Seagears almost exclusively attacked full-court traps from Villanova while three teammates took position at the other end of the floor. Rice used Miller sparingly against the press. “It’s one thing to attack pressure. It’s another thing to get sped up,” Rice said Monday. “That’s what pressure does to you. Just take the ball out, and let’s execute.” For updates on the Rutgers men’s basketball team, follow Tyler Barto on Twitter @TBartoTargum.
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Rutgers assistant wrestling coach Frank Molinaro, right, brings four All-American seasons, in which he captured the National Championship at 149 pounds last year for Penn State, to the coaching staff. Rutgers hosts the Nittany Lions on Sunday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. ENRICO CABREDO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
CHAMP Nittany Lions’ success coincides with teams’ pride in bonus points CONTINUED FROM BACK wrestling conference — the Big Ten —Molinaro represents the type of wrestlers Goodale wants in the fold. “[They] don’t always start like that,” Goodale said of Molinaro.
COMEBACK Team struggles with possession, turnovers in first loss of season CONTINUED FROM BACK Junior attack Jamie Tabor scored the eventual game-winning goal to give Temple an 8-6 lead with less than 8 minutes left in the game. Tabor arrived off a two-goal game Sat. in the Owls’ 18-5 win over Niagara. Junior attack Megan Clements scored her first goal of the season with less than two minutes left to bring the Knights’ to within a goal.
“That’s recruiting. You have to find those type of guys that have that type of mentality to go through the whole stretch. It takes time.” While the Scarlet Knights have enjoyed a successful season — represented by their 14-3 record in dual action — the way both programs secure victories is what Molinaro preaches is essential for long-term success. Penn State prides itself on scoring bonus points, and it
only takes a look at both teams’ common opponent to see the dif ference in the programs right now. Rider suffered a 48-0 loss to the Nittany Lions on Sunday, a domination by Penn State that included five pins and three major decisions. Rutgers defeated that same Rider team, 25-3, Dec. 8 at home. For the Knights to succeed in the Big Ten and beyond, Molinaro believes they need to emphasize more on securing bonus points.
“[Penn State is] ahead of the ball when it comes to scoring points,” Molinaro said. “People are catching on that you can’t win the NCAA tournament with Iowa-style wrestling. You need to be scoring bonus points.” As far as the experience that comes with hosting last year’s National Champion, Rutgers can be confident knowing there is someone on their side with the same title. Molinaro is more worried about how his new team fares against some of his old teammates.
“I’m looking for ward to seeing how the kids respond to wrestling some of the top kids in the nation,” Molinaro said. “It’s really easy to say, ‘this kid is ranked No. 1 in the countr y and I can get my butt kicked and it not be a big deal,’ but I want to see our guys tr y to score points.”
But after winning the next draw and having a chance to tie the game, the Knights came up short. “As attackers, we obviously need to work harder for our defense,” said senior midfielder Stephanie Anderson. “Especially when they come up with big saves or when Temple gets a run, we needed to work together and shut them down.” Anderson and junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli — the Knights’ two top scorers in the win against Manhattan — broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Knights a 6-4 advantage with one goal a piece. The early portions of the second half also saw contributions from Amanda Trendell.
The junior midfielder tallied an assist on Anderson’s goal and proceeded to win the draw that led to Martinelli’s score. But the Knights were frustrated with their inability to hold onto possessions. “We weren’t getting the draw control,” Brand-Sias said. “We were getting a lot of fouls and were playing a lot of defense during the game. The defense was seeing the ball in their end way too much. As far as that stretch, that was really what killed us.” For the Knights, two early goals in the first half created early separation. The fast start looked promising for Rutgers, with the last two
meetings between the teams decided by one goal each. While the offense came out of each half with momentum, Temple controlled much of the game. Senior co-captain Lily Kalata received the nod in goal after she played the first 30 minutes in the game against Manhattan. “Our offense couldn’t really keep the ball [in the second half],” Kalata said. “We can make brilliant stops, but sooner or later a couple of goals are going to go in.” She made seven saves in the first half, compared to only one by Temple goalie Meghan Clothier.
Mar tinelli picked up right where she left off in her careerbest game against Manhattan. She scored the first goal for the Knights less than two minutes into the game. Freshman attack Halley Barnes followed up immediately with her second career goal. The 2-0 lead marked a nine-goal scoring streak for the Knights leading back to the second half of their last game. Temple settled the game down just over six minutes in, when midfielder Molly Seefried scored the team’s first goal. Both teams then traded two goals apiece with junior midfielder Amanda Trendell scoring next for Rutgers.
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Senior forward Monique Oliver (34) has been the Knights’ steady interior force despite playing through a bone bruise in her ankle, limiting her during games and practices. Oliver has started the last two games at the five since senior forward Chelsey Lee sustained a knee injury. NELSON MORALES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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A three-game winning streak seemed to be the ignition for a push toward clinching an NCAA Tournament berth. The spurt turned out to be a small spark that was quickly extinguished for the Rutgers women’s basketball team. After improving to 5-4 in Big East competition just more than a week ago, the Scarlet Knights have lost three consecutive contests to return below .500 in the league. There is no way to bypass the obvious indications that Rutgers (14-11) is struggling and in danger of ending its 10-year run of NCAA tournament appearances. A trip to the Carrier Dome in search of a quality victor y against a ranked team concluded with No. 21 Syracuse leaving with a 58-45 win that did not please most of the 856 spectators in attendance. “It was a terribly sloppy game,” head coach C. Vivian Stringer told The Star Ledger postgame. “I do not know how to explain it. I do not know what it was. It seemed like neither team wanted to win. It was not enjoyable for the fans or anyone else. It
was like throwing a beach ball in the ocean and having a hard time hitting it.” The Knights shot a horrid 25.9 percent from the floor in their worst offensive outing of the season. 23 turnovers on the night backed up Stringers’ claim of sloppy play. The Orange’s 26.6 percent from the floor along with 17 rebounds resembled their opponents. Its latest lost has reinforced Rutgers consistency issues, which has led to some dreadful performances. Production from the collective unit was not present on Tuesday, which creates concerns for the Knights’ playoff aspirations. In previous matchups as recent as Saturday’s contest against Connecticut, Rutgers hit the floor with intensity and grit. But none of that passion was visible in the second half at the Carrier Dome, as the Knights were outscored, 43-26, after they held a 19-15 lead at half. “We did not have that winning mentality,” senior for ward Monique Oliver told The Star Ledger postgame. “We have to play good offense as a team, not one or two people. That is the only way we are going to win.”
The Knights outshined Oliver’s per formance with their inability to compliment her. She carried the load with a season-high 23 points and 16 rebounds. Oliver was the only Knight to score in double-digits and collected her third double-double of the season and 11th of her career. With only four games remaining in the regular season, the timing of Rutgers’ losses could not have come at a worse time. Senior forward Chelsey Lee’s injury has also generated additional problems. The Knights cannot afford to have another breakdown. There are potential solutions for Rutgers’ troubles, but it must address them immediately. “We just need to calm down and let the game come to us,” Oliver told The Star Ledger. “Right now, we are just too jittery. We are forcing everything and not taking our time.” The Knights’ schedule is not gracious to them at this point either. They face St. John’s on Saturday in Queens to face a team they fell to earlier this season. Rutgers has dropped to 2-9 on the road this year and has failed
Senior forward Chelsey Lee’s knee injury has forced greater production from the Knights’ younger forwards. TIAN LI to develop effective strategies to win away from the Louis Brown Athletic Center As the Knights hang onto the little hope that remains, they must have a complete change of identity, ditching the
one that was displayed earlier this week. For more updates on the Rutgers women’s basketball team, follow Aaron Farrar on Twitter @AFarrarTargum.
TENNIS RUTGERS-ARMY, SATURDAY
Doubles point becomes focus in match at Army BY JIM MOONEY CONTRIBUTING WRITER
After splitting two matches last weekend, the Rutgers tennis team’s focus shifts to a road match Friday against Army. This matchup features two teams this season who have started off strong. The Scarlet Knights (3-2, 1-0) are coming off of 4-3 win Sunday against Cincinnati for the their
first Big East victory and their third win in four matches. Army (5-1) is experiencing a two-match winning streak Rutgers will turn to junior Vanessa Petrini and freshman Gina Li to get things started against the Black Knights, as both sport identical 4-1 records in singles play While Petrini and Li have respectively been the No. 1 and 2 singles positions this season, Army has utilized several players
in the top-two positions, a tactic that has produced a combined 9-3 record from the top positions. “I’m not very familiar with their players since this is the first time I’ve played them,” Li said. “But I know this will be a tough match.” The Knights captured four of their six singles matches against the Bearcats, a performance essential to secure the win because of the team’s doubles performance.
Only the duo of Petrini and Li has been successful in doubles action. Rutgers will get no breaks against Army’s stout doubles unit. With Petrini and Li playing well together, the real danger for Rutgers in the second doubles pairing. Erin Colton and Jamila Paul are undefeated with a 4-0 record in the No. 2 position. Outside of Petrini and Li who are 2-1 in doubles, head coach Ben
Bucca has done a lot of mixing this season with his doubles pairings “We have a very young team and they are finding out there is a steep learning cur ve at the Division-I level, but they stepped up last Sunday,” Bucca said. The Black Knights will be a test for the Knights’ young roster as they continue to find consistency from the bottom positions. Action begins at Friday at 3 p.m. in West Point, N.Y.
SALUTE OUR TROOPS The Rutgers tennis team will
LION TAMER As last year’s NCAA champion at 149
SCORING STRUGGLES The Rutgers women’s
travel to West Point, N.Y., tomorrow to face Army as the young roster continues to adjust. PAGE 15
pounds for Penn State, RU assistant wrestling coach Frank Molinaro provides winning experience. PAGE 14
basketball team’s offensive problems have continued to linger. PAGE 15
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QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s really easy to say ‘this kid is ranked No. 1 ... and I can get my butt kicked and it not be a big deal.” — Rutgers assistant wrestling coach Frank Molinaro on No. 3 Penn State
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
WOMEN’S LACROSSE TEMPLE 8, RUTGERS 7
Senior wing provides RU with options BY TYLER BARTO CORRESPONDENT
Junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli, center, scored with 24:56 left in the second half yesterday against Temple to give Rutgers a 6-4 lead. But Temple scored four straight goals to capture the victory. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FEBRUARY 2013
Comeback deflates Knights BY IAN ERHARD STAFF WRITER
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team traveled to Philadelphia yesterday in the hopes of avenging last season’s one-point loss to Temple. Instead, the Scarlet Knights were left to deal with another defeat.
Temple handed the Knights their first loss of the season in the 8-7 defeat, as the Owls scored four straight goals in the second half to complete their comeback. “Every loss is going to be difficult, but certainly I thought when a game is that close, you feel like you have the ability to pull out the win,” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias.
“We certainly had our opportunities to get it done, so it’s difficult to swallow.” After jumping to a 6-4 advantage, Rutgers followed with four fouls in a row and Temple capitalized with four unanswered goals. SEE
Mike Rice walked to the podium Monday night at Villanova, where his two primary ball-handlers played 35 and 36 minutes each. The head coach of the Rutgers men’s basketball team has gotten used to these walks, having lost eight of his last nine games. But in his first procession without leading scorer Eli Carter — lost to a fractured fibula Feb. 16 — it forced Rice to reevaluate the Scarlet Knights’ ball-handling duties. Could senior wing Dane Miller figure into the equation? “We have to figure out what do with Dane right now,” Rice said. “Certainly with the numbers … he has to step up. We need more.” Rice’s response was the latest chapter in what has become a give-and-take relationship between Rice and Miller, once Rice’s prized pupil. At 6-foot-6 and with a pass-first approach, Miller appears a likely candidate to take the burden off sophomore point guards Myles Mack and Jerome Seagears. He presents a size mismatch — especially with Mack or Seagears on the bench — and has arguably the best court vision on the team. SEE
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COMEBACK ON PAGE 14
WRESTLING FORMER NITTANY LION BECOMES RUTGERS ASSISTANT COACH
NCAA champ provides insight on Penn State BY BRADLY DERECHAILO ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
When Penn State arrives at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon, it will be the first time Frank Molinaro will root against his former team. “Nothing really changes, it’s just another opponent,” said Molinaro, now an assistant coach for the Rutgers wrestling team. “I want to win just as bad as they want to win with every aspect of the match.”
Molinaro’s Nittany Lion career ended last March with a national title at 149-pounds. In his tenure, he collected four All-America honors and two Big-Ten titles. With all of the accolades he accumulated Penn State, one would think coaching against the same team he had success with would be a little bit of an adjustment. As long as there is a chance to win, Molinaro will push for it. “It’s not weird,” he said. “It’s more of a fun opportunity to compete against my friends
because I was always super competitive with these guys when I was there.” Penn State is currently ranked No. 3 this season with just one dual loss on its resume. One reason head coach Scott Goodale brought Molinaro onto the coaching staff was to provide the program with an example of the work ethic a national title takes. As the program continues to grow with the looming inclusion into the country’s best SEE
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TYLIA GILLON placed fourth in the finals of the 60-meter at the Big East Championships. Despite the junior’s finish, the Rutgers women’s track and field team finished 10th last weekend.
Senior forward Dane Miller remains the best option to spell starters. NELSON MORALES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
RUTGERS SPORTS CALENDAR TENNIS
at Old Dominion
Tomorrow, 2 p.m. West Point, N.Y.
Tomorrow, 3 p.m. Norfolk, Va.
Saturday, 1 p.m. Catonsville, Md.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE Fairfield Saturday, 1 p.m. RU Stadium Complex