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Church offers prayer space for Muslim community



Barchi opens forum on U.’s vision


While the University considers itself a diverse community, some students have felt left out of the equation — until now. The Second Reformed Church, located at 100 College Ave., will now offer a place for practicing Muslims to go for their Friday worship, Pastor Doug Shepler said. “The decision was a natural outcome from the church,” he said. “The reformed church has had a strong relationship with the Muslim community for a very long time.” Yusra Janajri, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said up until now, practicing Muslims have had to pray in some uncommon places. “As someone who tries to find a place to pray — usually facing a stray wall, a doorway or sometimes a bathroom — it is difficult,” she said. “This makes things a lot easier for us.” Saad Khan, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said the idea to go SEE


University President Robert L. Barchi held the New Brunswick campus’ first Strategic Planning town hall to provide the University community with updates on the process and gather input from attendees. TIAN LI


University President Robert L. Barchi presented the University’s second town hall on its strategic planning process last night, addressing the University’s issues and ways to push the institution forward. Barchi held another town hall in Rutgers-Camden, but last night was New Brunswick’s first public strategic plan meeting, which took place at the Livingston Student Center. He kicked of f the meeting by setting an agenda to

bring the University up to date on the planning process. “This strategic planning process requires a lot of work from a lot of people, a lot of effort involving all of the constituents at the University and a lot of time to get out and listen, respond, to take suggestions and to work with them,” he said. Barchi believes the process is about halfway completed. “We’ve done some of the heavy lifting, and we still have a lot of work to do,” he said. “I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve made along the timeline. We’re sticking to our

time, and we’re getting the job done, but we still have a lot to do.” He asserted that strategic plans crucially push large institutions forward, detailing direction and aspiring accomplishments. He said the University has not had a strategic plan in more than 15 years. “That is very, very unusual,” Barchi said. “Most large corporations ... do a strategic plan every year.” The product of the strategic plan should be a living document, something to measure SEE



University building projects to expand community outreach

Beekeeping club helps plants thrive on campus BY HANNAH SCHROER CORRESPONDENT

Sarah Maceachern took a class last spring on beekeeping to conquer her fear of bees. But the fuzzy striped insects must have left a mark on Maceachern, as she and classmate Chris Farina teamed up to establish Hive, the apiculture society — the University’s first club dedicated to beekeeping. “I’m probably going to keep beekeeping for my entire life, just based on this experience,” said Maceachern, a School of Ar ts and Sciences sophomore. The club builds hives on every campus to boost the overall ecology of the University, he said.

Pollination is essential for plant growth and strength, acting almost as an immune system supplement for plants, said Farina, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. “Bees are absolutely necessary to keep plants living in certain areas,” he said. Bees are responsible for pollinating 70 percent of the world’s food supply, said Mark Robson, dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs via email correspondence. “Without pollinators, we would have a total disaster as far as the food supply — so all of us should worry,” he said. New Jersey previously had many feral honeybee colonies until SEE




The University’s first club dedicated to beekeeping, Hive, the apiculture society at the University, fills eight-ounce jars of honey, which it sells at the farmer’s market. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS FARINA

The University, looking to further develop its campuses both academically and architecturally, presented new developmental plans to the New Brunswick Planning Board last night in hopes that they would match up with the city’s master plan. Members of the board discussed the addition of two new building projects on Douglass campus, which was presented by Frank Wong, the executive director of the University’s Office of Planning and Development. The first project presented to the board introduced the construction of a new wing onto the existing Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus. The new, multistory expansion will be called Mortenson Hall and span nearly 24,000 square feet of space, Wong said. “The new wing will include a new hall for choral performances, dance studios, 10 music practice rooms, a music engineering and technology room and an atrium SEE





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CAMPUS CALENDAR Wednesday, March 13 The Asian American Cultural Center presents a screening of the movie “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” at 8 p.m. at the AACC building on Livingston campus. The event will feature a sushi-making demonstration as well as free sushi from the Edo Japanese Restaurant. The event is free and open to everyone. The Daily Targum will host its last general interest meeting before spring break at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of Rutgers Student Center in the S Lounge. All are welcome. To pre-register, email

Thursday, March 14 The Mason Gross School of the Arts presents a concert by the Rutgers Symphony Band at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus. Tickets cost $15 for the general public, $10 for alumni, employees and senior citizens and $5 for students.

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Students rally to raise awareness of climate change Members of NJPIRG hold protest for Stop Global Warming campaign BY ZAINAB KHAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Members of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group protested yesterday to end global warming outside Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus and spread awareness of environmental issues relating to climate change. More than 12 percent of students at the University signed petitions to call on President Barack Obama to take action on global warming, said Christi Capazzo, co-coordinator of NJPIRG’s Stop Global Warming campaign. Capazzo recounted the importance of getting involved in the initiatives to help end global warming to students. “We need to take action against global warming in New Jersey,” said Capazzo, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. “If we don’t act now, the consequences will be devastating. We have the solutions, we just need to apply them.” Melanie McDermott, a professor in the Department of Human Ecology, said Obama promised to bring reform concerning environmental issues in his second inaugural address. She said he addressed climate change, the benefits of power

plants and the importance of looking for ways to improve environmental conditions. “Obama promised in his inauguration that he would do everything in his authority. He promised there would be a regulation of carbon plants. If there aren’t carbon plants already available, then he needs to get them because that just shows what a devastating state our nation is in,” McDermott said. Despite the rainy weather, students came to show their support with handmade signs and banners, advocating an end to global warming and other environmental issues such as pollution. Phineas Lezuabah, co-coordinator of the campaign, said he believes global warming is real, and that it is happening now. “Students need to educate themselves about the issue and learn about it, because in 20 years, it’s us who are going to be dealing with it,” said Lezuabah, a School of Arts and Sciences firstyear student. Justin Habler, general chapter chair of NJPIRG at the University, spoke about the different ways students can directly get involved to end global warming. “They can make an impact by getting involved in signing petitions and by contacting

Members of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group protested yesterday on the steps of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus as a part of their campaign to end global warming. More than 12 percent of students at the University signed a petition to ask President Barack Obama to take action on the issue. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SMARANDA TOLOSANO, MULTIMEDIA ASSOCIATE

their local politicians and legislators so they also know that we are serious about this and want them to help us,” said Habler, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. “If we show them that we are serious, maybe they’ll want to help.”

Habler said a response from the student body is important because individuals are starting to realize that the environmental issues directly concern young generations. The Stop Global Warming campaign was designed to inform students


at the University and bring about change. “We want our voices to be heard because this is such a pressing issue. Let’s open our eyes and realize that there is a problem here,” Habler said. “Global warming is an issue now, not an issue of the future.”

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COMMUNITY Khan says first major prayer session will take place March 15 CONTINUED FROM FRONT to the church was suggested while he was talking with a friend at a New Jersey Dream Act Coalition meeting. “Our friend was talking about how the Muslim community could use a place to pray,” Khan said. “It was interesting to hear someone outside the Muslim community talk about the same issues we have.” He said he was introduced to Shepler the same night, and they came up with a plan to allow the Muslim community to pray at the church. “[Shepler] had one condition for allowing us to pray at the church. He said, ‘I want to pray with you,’” Khan said. “Over the next few days, we discussed what [needed] to be done.” Simone Lovano, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior, said this is the right time and right place for the church to allow the Muslim community to come and pray. “They had a large auditorium that was not being used, and they will allow us to come in and use that as a place to pray,” Lovano said. Shepler said students came to him and wanted some place safe and close by to practice their worship. “[Khan] came to me and said ‘we don’t have a place, we want somewhere on campus to

MARCH 13, 2013 be able to pray,’” Shepler said. “There was no conflict or difficulties — this is who we are and what we have done for the last 100 years.” Khan said some of the major Muslim groups on campus, including the Muslim Student Association and the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University, came together to discuss the idea. The Muslim community’s use of the church has three goals, Khan said. “The first prayer space is going to be fulfilled by being able to use the church,” Khan said. “Next we need to bring the Muslim community together,

“This is what interfaith is all about … helping another group thrive when they are at their weakest.” ABDUL REHMAN KHAN School of Arts and Sciences Junior

then finally, we will need to sustain a space for the long term.” The Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University, a nonprofit organization, works for the rights of the Muslim community at the University, Khan said. Their vision has been focused on finding a place to pray. Now, he said, they can bridge that gap with the community and sustainability.

He said on Friday, March 15 at 1:15 p.m. the Muslim community is going to have their first major prayer kickoff at the church The Muslim community will be allowed to use the space provided to pray every week on Friday for Salat al Juma, the Friday prayer. “We want to unite all the students at Rutgers,” Khan said. Ibaad Sadiq, a School of Engineering junior, said the prayer would be welcome to all students, not just practicing Muslims. “Anyone who is interested in seeing the Friday prayer is welcome to come out,” he said. Khan said he hopes this is the beginning of a much-needed change on campus, and wants to see the Muslim community sustained after he graduates in 2014. With such a diverse community such as the student body at the University, he said this is a step in the right direction. There were previous attempts made to allow the Muslim community to find a place to pray in the past, but they lacked the human connection, he said. Once the human connection was made, he found all the religions have the same basic vision, whether it is Christianity, Islam or Judaism. Shepler said he hopes the decision to open the church’s doors to the Muslim community will make them feel comfortable and at home on campus. “I hope it gives the Muslim community a sense of acceptance,” he said. “They may have felt threatened, uncomfortable or unsafe before. We wanted to give

The Second Reformed Church on 100 College Ave. has opened its auditorium as a prayer space for the Muslim community. SHAWN SMITH

them a safe place for spiritual practice now.” While the facility has been used for meetings by other religions before, he hopes to continue the ongoing commitment to the University community in the future. “As long as a group provides a community ser vice, they are welcome to use our facility for meetings or what they may need,” he said. Abdul Rehman Khan, a School of Ar ts and Sciences junior, said this decision is a great representation of diversity on campus. “This is what interfaith is all about, helping another group,”

he said. “Helping another group thrive when they are at their weakest.” Janajri said she is relieved to have a place to pray and worship without being in a random stairwell or bothering people. Maha Zayed, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said she thinks the idea is a step in the right direction as well. She feels this will be a great unifying experience for both the church and the Muslim community. “We have been working for a place to be able to pray, and for [the pastor] to open his doors and let us in ever y Friday, it really promotes coexistence,” she said.

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Maceachern says club started in April, when bees can take care of themselves

Construction for new Mortensen Hall to end by fall of 2013


Eighty-five to 90 students took the semester-long course in the last four years, which is they died off in the mid ‘90s, said always full, he said. Professor Tim Schuler, who Farina said most people teaches the University’s beekeepreact quizzically when learning ing course. of his hobby, but he has “Wild places are being recr uited several friends to replaced by golf courses and join the club. housing developments,” he said. Maceachern said the club “All those things contribute to started repopulating three old poor forage and lack of honey hives, the box structures that bee nectar from plants.” domestic bees live in. Beekeepers speculate that While the club still uses the pesticides, urban sprawl and disold hives, members constructed ease cause the die-off, which is two new hives and ordered new sometimes called Colony bees for building up the Collapse Disorder, he said. colonies this year, she said. Preventing Colony Collapse Maceachern said the club Disorder is challenging because started in April, when bees can beekeepers and scientists do take care of themselves. Bees not know the disorder’s causes, hibernate through the winter in Robson said. colder climates, gathering “Is it pesticides, overusing around the queen bee and only the bees, poor management leaving for occa[or] mites that sional forages. attack the “Wild places are “A lot of workbees?” he ers die off during said. “We are being replaced by golf the winter,” she not sure. I personally think it courses and housing said. The club is all of these developments ... cares for its factors in comthree hives year bination.” [leading to] lack of round, checking Schuler’s honey bee nectar.” them seasonally beekeeping for dif ferent course focuses TIM SCHULER calamities, on bee disapNew Jersey State Apiarist Farina said. p e a r a n c e “It’s a lot because bees more fun and a lot less scary are crucial for crop cultivation, than you think,” he said. Maceachern said Farina said he considers “A lot of crops are dependent bees pretty domestic. He has on pollination from bees [and] a only been stung once in a year, lot of people are agreeing that which was because he squashed pesticides are the main issue. a bee. It’s ironic because those are the Club members pull individfields that need the bees in the ual rectangular frames out of first place,” she said. the hive and use a hot knife to Schuler teaches a semesterslice the caps off the honeylong course as well as several comb, Farina said. three-day courses through the After spinning out the impuDepar tment of Continuing rities using a centrifuge, the Studies. His one-semester class club fills 96 eight-ounce jars of on apiculture covers all aspects honey, he said. of beekeeping. Club members bottle Students learn the different the honey onsite and sell most types of equipment and hives of the jars to members or and the biology of honeybee University students at colonies. They also receive the farmer’s market, hands-on training on how to Maceachern aid. increase a colony’s size, extract The club has used this honey and protect the bees money to buy two new hives to from disease and parasites. expand their colony, she said. Schuler said he tries to work The club hopes to team up as much hands-on activity into with other sustainable living the classroom as possible clubs, integrating beekeeping because he learns by doing and with other clubs that have a believes students feel the same. focus on nature to grow gar“I’ve had to dig deeper into dens on campus. beekeeping so I do a good job The bees prosper because teaching a college level course,” of the abundance of he said. flowers around campus, When the beekeeping class Maceachern said. She would returned during spring semeslike to see the bees pollinate ter 2010, the class did not have a vegetable gardens. beehive, so Schuler brought his Robson brought back the own once the weather warmed apiculture class five years ago toward the end of the semester. as a par t of the revised agriculThe next year, a student ture and food systems donated a beehive to the class major. The class had not been and Schuler brought several taught at the University in hives to the University, where almost 20 years. they now stay year round. Robson said he was happy to “Now there are bees for the sign on as faculty adviser when club to use as well as the class,” Farina approached him about Schuler said. starting the club. Each year the class improves “I have been at Rutgers 40 as more hands-on learning is years, four degrees, three jobs added over time. and one wife, so it has been More than 2,000 people good to me, and I tr y to be good took Schuler’s three-day coursto the students and the es in the past five or six years, University,” he said. he said.

CONTINUED FROM FRONT that will serve as a gathering space for students and faculty,” he said. Wong said the University’s Office of Planning and Development hopes the new facility will encourage integration of the departments in the Mason Gross School of the Arts and help fulfill the academic mission of the University. Construction for Mortensen Hall is already underway, and is projected to end by the fall of 2013. The second project presented to the board was the construction of the new Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, which will be added to Cook campus. The building will include new laboratories, lecture and conference facilities, a community clinic, a new student health center that will replace the current Willets Health Center and a healthy-food dining center, he said. “It is a three-stor y, 51,000 square foot building [and] will be focused on studying how the countr y’s major health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease are affected by developmental nutrition,” Wong said. He also said the HealthyEating Courtyard in the new building will serve up to 100 people with food high in nutritional value. Construction on the new building is set to begin this spring semester and is anticipat-

Executive Director Frank Wong of the University’s Office of Planning and Development reported on the construction of two new projects on Douglass and Cook campuses yesterday at the New Brunswick Planning Board meeting. KATHERINE WU ed to finish by the spring of 2015, he said. “This new building will serve as a landmark on the campus and as a focal point for campus community,” Wong said. Wong said both projects will be academic buildings that seek to add space to expand teaching and outreach at the University. The board responded with a unanimously positive vote on both proposals for the University. “We didn’t anticipate any problems, as was mentioned at the beginning of the presentation. Rutgers is exempt from certain land-use controls, so the purpose of the presentation was to allow the city to determine whether or not the projects are in conformance with the city’s master plan,” Wong said. Nathan Pendelton, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore,

said he supported the board’s decision to pass the proposals by the University. “Even though I am not specifically a part of either department, I think both of the projects seemed like awesome additions to the school, and I think they will add a lot to both of those specific departments,” he said. Carly Neubauer, an alternate member of the board, said the board typically supports these kinds of projects because they add to the quality of the city and the community surrounding the University. “I definitely think both of them are going to be very aesthetically pleasing, and I also think they are going to be great for the façade of New Brunswick. And I think that both the city and the board, we are all really in support of that kind of development,” she said.

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VISION Barchi says he wants U. to be comparable to its peers CONTINUED FROM FRONT progress to update periodically, he said. It will identify what the University and its community will be accountable for. He said across the board, students, faculty, alumni and other members of the University expressed a need and openness for change. “When we ask the question, ‘How much does the University have to change?’ [It’s] across the board, whether we ask students, faculty or tr ustees,” Barchi said. “On a scale from one to five, people want five. That’s not ver y common, but it’s ver y, ver y positive for what we’re tr ying to do.” Forming the strategic plan, Barchi wants the University to be comparable to its peer groups — other large, public universities in the Association of American Universities. But Barchi said the strategic plan should make the University competitive with its aspirational groups, such as the University of Wisconsin and University of Michigan, which are renowned as paramount public research institutions. “They [mostly] happen to be the Big Ten,” said Barchi. “We want to be seen as the strongest academic member of that group ... How much do we have to move to get there?” To promote involvement with members of the community, the University will conduct

150 to 160 one-on-one interviews with members participating in the planning process while also incorporating focus groups and sur veys that reach out to large groups. Barchi said he would use the “Old Greek Temple” framework for shaping the strategic plan. Up top, he will place the University’s aspiration — broad recognition as one of the best public research universities. The temple is stabilized by its foundation, including a robust core of a liberal ar ts education, which the University already has to keep

“We don’t have the product to keep and recruit the best faculty and students.” ROBERT L. BARCHI University President

it competitive. It also incorporates a cohesive, vibrant, diverse and inclusive culture, an ef ficient and responsive infrastr ucture and suf ficient financial resources. Barchi said five columns are necessar y to hold up this aspiration — themes for academic dif ferentiation, attracting and developing the best students and faculty, transforming the student experience, collaborations and partnerships and enhancing the University’s visibility. New Jersey loses 30,000 students a year to out-of-state schools, he said, losing more students than any other state in the countr y. The University

cannot provide seats for higher education for more than 73 percent of students who graduate from high school. “We don’t have the product to keep and recruit the best faculty and students,” he said. He said having an Honors College, establishing more faculty interaction, increasing career development for faculty and creating more initiatives could accomplish this. Barchi brought up eight identifiable interdisciplinar y themes as potential areas for academic dif ferentiation, including improving the health and wellness of individuals and populations, a focus on ethnicity, diversity and migration in the creation of communities and nations, and creating a safe and sustainable, secure society, among others. But these themes are flexible, open for change and manipulation. When Barchi opened the town hall for questions, he said the University needs to maintain its sense of community and make the University feel “people-sized.” He believes this obstacle should be addressed creatively, especially in dealing with the separation of campuses and transportation system. As questions continued, members of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws persistently questioned the president about the University’s policies for marijuana incarceration. Although Barchi agreed that underage drinking and smoking marijuana should be treated equally, he believes NORML should address these concerns to the Rutgers University Student Assembly or the University Senate.

University President Robert L. Barchi addressed issues and updates on the University’s strategic plan last night at the Livingston Student Center during the New Brunswick campus’s first Strategic Planning Town Hall. TIAN LI Barchi said their platform did not relate to the strategic plan and regarded the questioning as disruptive. “You and your colleagues should have respect for other people in the room who want to talk about the strategic planning,” he said. Margarita Rosario, a School of Ar ts and Sciences sophomore and member of the Rutgers University Tuition Equity Coalition, rehashed the issue of in-state action for immigration reform. Barchi said he answered this question several times and reaffirmed that state’s bills on tuition equity has a fatal flaw that can reflect poorly on the University, and that he would not support it the way it is now. He said it should be amended. Responding to an alumna’s concerns, Barchi said the str ucture of the University’s

Information Technology ser vices is broken, and the strategic plan needs decide new platforms to migrate. Lucye Millerand, president of the Union of Rutgers Administrators, asked Barchi why his stance on attracting and developing the best students and faculty does not address staff. Millerand pointed out that the University needs to focus on staf f career development over a lifetime, especially for people’s salaries that are funded by grants. “When the grant is gone, we lose staf f ver y quickly,” she said. But Barchi said the plan states a suppor ting staf f is listed as a fundamental foundation for the plan, and par ticipating in forming the strategic plan will help outline staf f members’ issues.


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Do you still want to be an organ donor knowing that your face is considered an organ available for transplant? “My face? Um, probably not. I feel like it’d be really strange to have someone else walk around with my face. I feel like there should only be one me.”

Jacqulean Salib School of Arts and Sciences Junior


BY SHIRLEY YU & LEO YU Jason Spry School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Junior

“Sure, why not? I don’t see a problem with that. There would just be a good-looking Jason walking around after I die. As long as they don’t do anything criminal with it, like rob a bank with my face.

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“Uh, I guess yeah. It would be kind of creepy to the people that I know, but I mean, if I could see — [if] I were still a spirit, and I could see their reaction, that would be pretty fun.”

“After I die, yeah. What’s the use of my face after I die? Let it help someone else.”

“Um, I mean, I feel like if I were an organ donor and my face counted as [an organ], I would. If it’s going to help someone else or make someone else happier, then sure.”


men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States

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Indeed, we cannot ignore that a large part of our he Gov. Chris Christie administration is propopulation did not grow up with the Internet. To those posing new requirements for obtaining unemthat were not accustomed to it at a young age, learning ployment benefits. According to the proposal, how to use it can seem like learning a new language all unemployed New Jersey residents seeking benefits and can create a very daunting hurdle in obtaining will have to register on the state job board unemployment benefits. Those that are unemployed and regularly check it for openings. might also be less likely to afford Internet service, if They will be expected to check in to state officials they prefer to have it at all. The proposal could thereevery week via phone, mail, Internet or in person. fore potentially force a financial strain on an already Christie hopes to save money for New Jerseyians by struggling part of the population. Plus, we can’t forget returning people back to the workforce. Doing so that there will be people that won’t be able to underwould help relieve the state’s Unemployment stand the demands of the new proposal — many Compensation Trust Fund, which was severely depletalready face difficulty with the ed years ago when it was being current conditions, and adding used to fund other state projects, “To those that were new confusion to the process according to As a result, won’t help. the state has been borrowing fednot accustomed to it at Requiring weekly check-ins eral money to satisfy unemploya young age, learning might be too demanding and ment needs and — as of April impose unnecessar y stress on 2012 — digging New Jersey into how to use the Internet people that are already striving to $1.8 billion of debt. can seem like learning find a job. While states commonly It seems that the intention require that unemployed resibehind the new proposal is to a new language.” dents prove they are actively compel those on unemployment seeking a job — Pennsylvania, benefits to actively seek jobs — which also has a state job-matching board, only and hopefully get them. requires that unemployed residents register on the There is no doubt that the state needs to do a better site — but not all require they constantly check into it. job of encouraging and facilitating its residents to get With the goal in mind, the proposal should not be employed. New Jersey has the fourth highest unemlimited to being online. The state should provide offline ployment rate in the country at a startling 9.5 percent. alternatives that assist New Jersey’s unemployed in We are only behind Rhode Island at 9.9 percent and browsing for jobs and being updated about new openNevada and California both at 9.8 percent. According ings. If they must check in, then the process to do so to, approximately 150,000 New Jerseyians should be as effortless as possible. every week file claim for unemployment. While the new proposal is a step in the right An initiative to ensure that residents are actively direction, it would be for the greater benefit of New seeking jobs is an incredible enterprise, but we quesJersey if its demands were made to be more accestion whether an online jobs board is the best way to go sible. By lessening restrictions and making it easier about it. on residents to fulfill them — as well as encouraging N.J. Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-14) told residents to find jobs — we could not only get that he is concerned with unemployed people ple back on their feet, but also not step on their toes that do not have access to the Internet, nor are techwhile doing so. savvy or understand the directions. The Daily Targum’s editorials represent the views of the majority of the 145th editorial board. Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily reflect the views of the Targum Publishing Company or its staff.

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Make changes to get better sleep WHAT THE HEALTH? CHELSEA GOHD


leep: that precious fantasy which ever y college student, working adult, mom, baby — everyone — longs for and savors. Some of us can sleep the day away, as if every night on a mat most similar to cardboard feels like a powernap or on a hammock swaying in the breeze of the South Pacific. And then there are those people who, no matter what numbers flash upon their phone at night, rise sharply at 7:30 a.m. every morning. But, myself included, most people I know just can’t ever seem to get enough sleep. Whether you have to stay up till 4 a.m. trying desperately to study even though you know you can’t be late to your 8:40

a.m. class across campus, or you just you can try to relieve stress through have to finish the first season of “Sabrina exercise, and you can try to stick to some the Teenage Witch” tonight because sort of consistent sleep schedule. But come on, it really cannot wait. Nights just there may be a few things you didn’t seem to fill themselves with activities, know to help you sleep. Ever heard of a and sleep always nightcap? Drinking a seems to fall into the “Drinking a little bit of little bit of alcohol last priority. But it before bed to help really isn’t that easy alcohol before bed to help you calm down and to sleep. Between you calm down and get get tired for a relaxthe stresses of ing sleep — don’t do school, work and tired for a relaxing that. While you may actually living, sleep — don’t do that.” fall asleep slightly things can get pretty quicker than usual, hectic. So when you alcohol upsets your lay your head down, whether it be 9 p.m. or a bleary-eyed 4 sleep cycles. You will have a much harder a.m., instead of drifting peacefully off, time sleeping through the night. Tossing you’re left to ponder, question, doubt and and turning followed by a dehydrated and think about everything until somehow groggy morning is not the way to better you wake up the next morning assuming sleeping habits. But have you ever heard you’ve slept some. But what can you real- of melatonin? It is a compound your body ly do about this? Yes you can meditate, produces which is a part of your sleep-

wake cycle. Taking small amounts of melatonin 20 minutes to one hour before bed can be a great way to help yourself get to sleep, especially on those nights when you just know it’s not going to be easy. You might be a little extra groggy in the morning if you take too much or are new to it, but when taken in very small amounts, it can be a great part of a nightly routine. There are a million other ways to promote or prevent or talk about sleep. But with these couple of tips and what you probably already know about your own personal habits, maybe you’ll rest easier. Hopefully you’ll be able to really put those sleeping skills to work this upcoming spring break — practice makes it perfect. Chelsea Gohd is a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior majoring in public health with a minor in Spanish. Her column “What the Health?” runs on alternate Tuesdays.


Rape on college campuses is a problem that has terrifying statistics — a problem that has been in existence for far too long. When reading the March 12 editorial “College sexual assault is real,” I found myself sickened by how Princeton University has handled the information they discovered through their survey — yet also unsurprised. Being a rape victim on campus is something that seems like a “don’t ask, don’t tell” topic for many schools. Cases of colleges tr ying to silence victims have been happening in the past and present, even going so far as condemning victims for violating “honor codes” by reporting their rapes. When this is happening, what’s hiding a survey’s results to a school? Statistics will say 1 in 3 women have been raped on campus, 1 in 4, 1 in 5, etc. The issue of how we even define rape, and how many victims still are silent about their rape means that it is hard to even give accurate statistics. The one fact that we have for certain is that far too many people have been raped on a college campus and in the world as a whole. With that in mind, the editorial and commentary published yesterday, “Keep your hands to yourself,” raised excellent points about rape culture and sexual assault on campus. We live in a society that blames victims, first asking them questions such as: “What were you wearing? What were you drinking? Did you invite them in or follow them somewhere?” Instead, why not ask: “What was their name? Where can we find them? Do you want to press charges?” Or even better, say one of the most important things

for victims to hear: “This was not your fault, it was the fault of the rapist.” We live in a society that teaches: “Don’t get raped.” It should be teaching: “Don’t rape.” The editorial board talks about remembering sexual assault programs from their college orientation, but I feel that the problem starts even earlier than that. I can remember being given legal definitions of rape and sexual assault, a few statistics and a list of ways to avoid rape in my high school health classes. Where was the “don’t rape” lesson? Where was the insistence that our bodies are our own and not for someone else to violate? Where was the “don’t wake someone up to ‘have some fun,’ don’t take advantage of them if they’re drunk, don’t assume a skirt of any length is an invitation, don’t assume their ‘no’ is really a secret ‘yes’ or that they are begging for it?” Where was any of that when we were growing up past a “keep your hands to yourself” rule in kindergarten, which the commentar y points out is clearly not being listened to? If we talk about rape and talk about what a victim goes through, the problem gets worse. Rape victims are more likely to suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, drug and alcohol abuse and suicidal tendencies. Society implying constantly that a victim is to blame only makes the aftereffects of rape worse. One cannot simply “get over it,” and no matter how often we are told not to listen to the media and those around us that may appear ignorant on the subject, it is hard not to internalize victim-blaming when it is the norm of society as a whole to do so. With statistics showing a higher rate of rapes on campus than off campus and outside of campus life, it seems that victim-blaming is just as bad, if not worse, on campus. I can remember a lecture on rape culture in an anthropology class where many male students made com-

ments like, “Well, if the rapist is attractive, doesn’t that at least make it better?” No. It is still rape. Students also made statements implying the victim is to blame — while several visibly upset female students at points would leave the room and come back a few minutes later after calming down. In education classes, we discuss how school is a microcosm of society. The fact that this was happening in an educational setting means society has problems with rape culture. In this culture, rape and victim-blaming are seen as a fact of life and not a social injustice. This begins with earlier education not making it clear that these statements and actions are unacceptable, and more must be done beforehand and continue being done beyond an orientation when someone gets to campus. Rose Flahive is a Graduate School of Education student majoring in English education.

Editor’s column misleading There was a full-page advertisement in The Daily Targum last Tuesday titled “Faces of Islamic Apartheid.” It received tons of negative feedback and rightly so. Just about every op-ed published since has responded to the ad, and I agreed with most of them — until I saw Thursday’s “Religion will not be latest collateral damage” column. There is a difference between stating one’s opinion as just that — an opinion — and stating one’s opinion as fact. For example: “The real [Israeli Apartheid Week] is a national campaign to draw awareness to the internationally illegal transgressions of the Israeli government — a political conflict that has nothing to do with religion.”

First of all, if you’re going to write about IAW, you should know that it is an international campaign, and you should probably mention that it is part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Furthermore, I have an even bigger problem with the second half of the statement — that IAW “has nothing to do with religion.” Really? It doesn’t? I beg to differ. I would have let this slide — but then, it went on to say that the advertisement was an example of “using religion as fodder for political purposes and personal gain,” and that it “did nothing to excuse Israeli transgressions like an illegal occupation, an apartheid wall and now even a new segregated bussing system that forces Palestinians to take designated buses.” That’s funny, because I do not think the point of the advertisement was to excuse Israel of anything. In fact, it had nothing to do with Israel. The writer, however, had no qualms using this advertisement as fodder for political purposes: to accuse Israel. I’d also like to point out that you were misinformed. Palestinians are not legally forced to take these buses — the new bus lines were created for the convenience of the tens of thousands of Palestinians who work in Israel, according to the Israeli Ministr y of Transportation. Palestinians may opt to take any Israeli buses if they desire. It is blanket, out-of-context statements like yours that make people unaware of the facts and disinclined to truly educate themselves. Next time you write an editorial in response to something you do not like, stick to the subject, please. If you had, I’d have been proud to stand with you against that advertisement. Talia Greenstein is a Engineering first-year student.


Editorial raises concerns about bigger issues

As someone who tries to find a place to pray — usually facing a stray wall, a doorway or sometimes a bathroom — it is difficult.



Yusra Janajri, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, on challenges of not having a prayer space for Muslims on campus. See the story on FRONT.

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weekend — the rest of us, I don’t know.” The senior rightfielder went 6-for-10 in three games over the weekend, driving in four runs en route to capturing a spot on the Big East Honor Roll in the process. But the rest of the team collected five RBI in the same span, resulting in a .192 batting average with runners in scoring position. “After coming of f a strong week of practice, we were looking to win a series and it didn’t work out like it should have,” Zavala said. “It obviously wears on the team mentally when you prepare and the results don’t appear.” Three players with 35 or more at-bats are batting under .250 through the Knights’ first four series. Senior first baseman Bill Hoermann, junior outfielder Brian O’Grady and junior shortstop Pat Sweeney are all below the mark. Zavala said that through the years he has seen hitting arrive in spurts — the whole team has gone cold one moment and then suddenly caught fire the next. For Rutgers’ sake, Zavala’s analysis would ideally occur sooner rather than later, with the team playing Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth over break before beginning its Big East season with a three-game series against Louisville. The Spiders (12-3) have two hitters — Nick Poulos and Bret Williams — who are batting over .400 for the season. Those stats, and Richmond’s record, come against a schedule that is below the competiveness of Rutgers’ early season opponents. While the Knights cannot overlook any opponent, Zavala is adamant that the out-of-conference portion of the schedule will help the team improve for later Big East play. “We want to [not only] win the series this weekend, but keep improving this weekend and next Tuesday and Wednesday against VCU (10-3) to be at full strength for Louisville, because in the end that’s all that really matters when we get in the Big East,” Zavala said. “We want to be playing our best baseball come Louisville [on March 22].” In order to be playing its best against the Cardinals (12-2), Rutgers will need to start producing offensively. According to Zavala, it is only a matter of time — though time until Big East play is running out. “Hitting is a very contagious thing,” Zavala said. “Right now, a lot of our older guys, including myself, are not hitting the way we would like. It usually takes one or two people to step up and get hot and then the rest follow. I think no one needs to press and just keep playing our game.” For updates on the Rutgers baseball team, follow Bradly Derechailo on Twitter @Bradly_D. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.

recent win — a 7-4 victor y Saturday against Delaware — improved the team’s winning streak to four games. Freshman midfielder Chrissie Schreiber scored two goals in that game and attributes significant offensive possession as a big part of the Knights’ recent success. “We’ve been working on taking care of the ball better and making better decisions going to the cage, and it’s really been working out,” Schreiber said. Schreiber and freshman midfielder Halley Barnes have found the back of the net frequently in the first few games of their careers. The two players combine for 11 goals this season, with Barnes currently the fourth-leading scorer on the team.

“The girls are great. When they step on the field, age doesn’t matter,” Schreiber said. “Everyone is awesome, and the attack just flows really well together and we all work off each other.” Midfielder Amanda Trendell is just ahead of Barnes in points. The junior tallied a careerbest five points March 2 against Monmouth, and enters today’s game following a three-point performance against Delaware. Trendell emphasized the smart play of the team’s attackers as a reason for its recent success. “We’ve been working together as more of a unit instead of individuals and ever yone’s really flowing together,” she said. “We’re trying to be smarter with the ball and take our time.” With two games remaining before the start of Big East action, the Knights will try to finish nonconference play strong.

Freshman midfielder Chrissie Schreiber has scored four goals this season, including two on Saturday against Delaware. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Hofstra arrives with a twogame losing streak after winning its first four games of the season. Attack Brittain Altomare paces the Pride with 25 points in six games. The sophomore has a

balanced ratio of goals to assists this season. She led the team in scoring in a loss March 3 to No. 1 Maryland, when she put together two goals and two assists against the Terrapins.

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Junior forward Wally Judge gets the ball against DePaul in the Knight’s win. Judge shot 9-for-9 from the field. SHIRLEY YU, ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR

FATE Knights answer late DePaul runs, close strong to pull away CONTINUED FROM BACK Rutgers (15-15, 5-13) faces six-seeded Notre Dame tonight at 9:15 p.m. “I thought we’d have more balance this year, and for some reason it didn’t work out,” Rice said. “Who knows the growth of a team? It may take some longer than others. It was a good night, a very good night.” But it did not come with ease. The Knights succumbed to the Blue Demons’ frenetic pace during several second-half stretches, turning the Garden’s nightcap into a back-and-forth war of attrition. DePaul came within eight before Rutgers closed on an 18-7 run. “I like that pace,” Rice said. “I don’t mind playing at that pace, and I know they all don’t. Maybe at the three-minute mark I didn’t need the alley-oop pass, but they were feeling very confident.” Following back-to-back DePaul 3-pointers, Mack answered with a 3-point conversion as the first-half buzzer sounded, giving Rutgers a 32-31 halftime lead. The sophomore scored 10 first-half points, and the Knights were at their best when Mack held the ball in space. Rutgers has grown dependent on Mack’s emerging 5-foot-9 frame.

A Feb. 16 season-ending injury to leading scorer Eli Carter forced Rice to be creative with Mack’s team-high 29.9 minutes per game. The Paterson, N.J., native has averaged 35.8 minutes in Carter’s absence, while Seagears, Rutgers’ only other primary ball-handler, has logged 32.9. Mack is one of few Knights that can create their own shots, and Rutgers will need more of the same to advance any farther in the tournament. “I’ve been doing this for a couple of games now,” Mack said of his heavy workload. “In practice, I stay in the whole time. I don’t take any breaks. It’s kicking in now.” One of Rice’s own calls benefited the Knights more against DePaul. With Rutgers trailing 14-13 midway through the first half, Rice switched to a 2-3 zone, forcing DePaul’s up-and-down offense to run structured sets. The Knights went on a 14-9 run before DePaul’s outside shooting kept it within one possession. Rutgers could have faltered with another second-half collapse, which plagued stretches of its Big East season. It could have bowed out after an emotional five-point victory Friday at in-state rival Seton Hall. Yet the Knights closed the door, and a freight elevator will follow suit at least one more time. For updates on the Rutgers basketball team, follow Tyler Barto on Twitter @Tyler_Barto.

Head coach Phil Spiniello accepted junior Brittany Guinee last season as a walk-on. Guinee broke an 11-year school record March 2. MARIELLE SUMERGIDO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / JANUARY 2013

Junior sets two school records BY IAN ERHARD STAFF WRITER

The Rutgers swimming and diving team closed out its season by breaking three school records at the Big East Championships. Junior Brittany Guinee set two of them. Guinee finished the 200-yard butterfly March 2 with a time of 2:00.17, which broke the school record Andrea Miller set in 2002. In the previous day’s competition, Guinee took part in the 400yard medley relay, where the Scarlet Knights finished in third place and notched another Rutgers record. “That was really special for me. I came on the team last year as a walk-on, and I just never imagined that a year and a half later that I would be part of two school records,” Guinee said. “That was a really exciting moment for me at Big East.” The Berkeley Heights, N.J., native is a Loyola transfer. She currently sits in the top five all-

time at Loyola in both the 100and 200-yard butterfly events from her freshman campaign. She attributes her success in the event this season to the Rutgers coaching staff. “They prepared me so well for that 200-fly,” she said. “All the sets we did during the year, most of them were really focused on me doing well in the 200-fly. We definitely had a plan for the outcome.” Guinee has put together consistent results this season on several relay squads. She said the athletes that took part in the medley relay found success because of the relationships they built with each other. “We always say that we think a relay does really good when four people on the relay really bond,” Guinee said. “The four of us just have a really special bond and we love doing that medley relay together.” Guinee finished among the top three for most of the season in the 100-meter butterfly.

She notched her season-best time in the event Jan. 18, when she finished in 56.65 seconds. With a 9-2 regular-season team record and a fifth-place finish at the Big East Championships, Guinee feels optimistic about the Knights going forward. “I have to say, this is the most exciting year of college swimming I’ve ever had, and I really think we deserve everything we got this year,” she said. “We worked so hard and everybody on the team really believes in what we’re doing. I think that’s so essential to our success this year, and I think it just means we have great things in store for next year.” At Rutgers’ conference quad meet from Feb. 8-9, Guinee finished with the top spot in the 100meter butterfly. As a walk-on last season, she took a pair of top-five finishes in the 200-yard butter fly and placed 11th overall at the Big East Championships.


RU regroups after tough trip BY JIM MOONEY CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Riding a two-match losing streak from this past weekend, the Rutgers tennis team looks to get back on track today against Houston. The Scarlet Knights (6-4, 32) are coming of f a dif ficult road trip and look to regroup at home, while the Cougars (9-4) will be finishing up a road trip of their own. “We just need to keep faith. We’re a talented team,” said head coach Ben Bucca about his team’s mindset going into the match. “This is a good opportunity to go out and try to play our best tennis.” This could prove to be a tough task against a Houston team that has been playing well lately, winning three of its last four matches. The Cougars have received

solid play all year from Maja Kazimieruk and Rocio Martin Fernand, who combine for 20-5 in singles play. As a team, Houston is 50-28 in singles matches. Rutgers will need the strong play of freshmen Gina Li and Lindsey Kayati to continue. They are 15-4 in singles play, and Li’s eight wins lead the team. The Knights will also look to their No. 1 singles player, junior Vanessa Petrini (6-4), to set the tone for the match. “Everyone on this team has a role — everyone is playing for one point and we have to do this together,” said Petrini about her team looking to get back into the win column. The doubles point could be difficult for Rutgers to win against Houston. The Cougars are 20-9 in doubles matches, while the Knights are only 15-12. Rutgers looks for Petrini and Li to keep up their strong play

together. The duo is 6-2 together and has been solid playing in the No. 1 doubles spot. Youth has been the Knights’ trademark, spor ting no seniors and only two juniors. Petrini has been strong all season, but the Knights have had to wait for their other junior’s year to star t because of a preseason injur y. Junior Stefania Balasa had been injured most of this season with a fractured wrist but returned to doubles action Sunday with a victor y in her match against Pittsburgh with sophomore Lindsay Balsamo. “I think it’s good that we don’t know much about the team, so we’ll have a fresh mindset coming into this match and it should allow us to get back to playing good tennis,” Balasa said of facing non-conference opponent Houston.

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otre Dame and the Big East Conference will part ways earlier as expected, as both sides agreed to an exit fee to allow the Irish to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, according to ESPN. Notre Dame will not have to pay the $2.5 million exit fee the Big East originally wanted from the school if it was to leave the conference early. The other option was for the Irish to wait a total of 27 months with no exit fee. Notre Dame will officially join the ACC on July 1, where it will compete in all sports except football. Notre Dame will have to play a total of five ACC schools in football each season, according to the agreement. The decision to leave early comes on the heels of the Catholic 7 schools from the league announcing they would form their own conference and take the Big East name with them. Butler, Xavier, and likely Creighton will join the new conference.



Eagles released Nnamdi Asomugha yesterday, according to ESPN. The team was not able to restructure a deal with the former Pro Bowl cornerback after negotiations were discussed for the past few days. “Coach [Chip] Kelly and I each had a chance to speak with Nnamdi earlier and he took the news with a lot of class,” said general manager Howie Roseman in a statement. “We expected nothing less than that from him. He has been a true pro on and off the field for this organization and our community and we wish him all the best as he continues his NFL career.” Asomugha, 31, was scheduled to earn $15 million in 2013, with $4 million guaranteed. He signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the Eagles in 2011 after spending 2003-10 with the Oakland Raiders. Asomugha was named to the Pro Bowl three times with the Raiders, but was a disappointment in his two seasons with Philadelphia.




and free-agent wide receiver Mike Wallace have come to a final agreement on a five-year, $60 million deal, according to ESPN. Wallace had 1,193 receiving yards in 2011 and 836 in 2012, and has accumulated 26 touchdowns over his last three seasons. The 26-year-old wideout was drafted in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round and has played four NFL seasons.



Dannell Ellerbe reached an agreement with the Miami Dolphins, according to an ESPN source. Ellerbe, said to be the Baltimore Raven’s top priority in free agency, stands to make $35 million over the next five seasons. Ellerbe was the starting inside linebacker for the Ravens last season during their Super Bowl run. He finished second on the team in both tackles and sacks with 89 and 4.5, respectively. The signing means the two starters at insides linebackers for the Ravens will not return, as former linebacker Ray Lewis announced his retirement.

Junior forward Wally Judge posts up on DePaul forward Donnavan Kirk during last night’s 76-57 win against the Blue Demons. Judge collected a double-double in the contest with 20 points and 10 rebounds. SHIRLEY YU, ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR

Judge emerges in paint in vital match BY JOEY GREGORY CORRESPONDENT

NEW YORK — The Rutgers men’s basketball team has battled the Big East’s best big men throughout the season, with Louisville’s Gorgui Dieng and Notre Dame’s Jack Cooley among the talented group. More often than not in conference play, the Scarlet Knights were on the wrong end of a lopsided interior battle. But in last night’s 76-57 win against DePaul, the roles were reversed as the Knights became the aggressors in the paint. “We thought if we had one advantage, that’s where our one advantage was, to go inside,” said head coach Mike Rice. “It started from the first play and [went] to almost the last play.” This was not the case in the first meeting between the two teams, a 75-69 Blue Demon victory. In the Feb. 16 meeting, DePaul pulled down eight more rebounds than Rutgers as it earned 10 more points in the paint. This time was different, mostly thanks to the efforts of junior forward Wally Judge. “Wally … no matter what happened this year, continued to work,” Rice said. “There’s not a doubt in my mind that he’s improved ever y single day because of it.” Judge, who entered last night’s contest averaging 6.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, brought an energy that in the majority of the regular season had been lacking. In doing so, he looked more like the player Rutgers (15-15,

5-13) hoped it was getting when Judge transferred from Kansas State before last season. He ended with 20 points — his highest total as a Knight — and 10 rebounds in his best performance in a Rutgers uniform. Luckily for the Knights, it came in the most important game of the season. “March doesn’t care,” Judge said of difference between the game and the regular season. “Anything can happen. That’s how you have to play every game, like [your record] is 0-0.” Judge’s career high is 22 points, a mark he reached Dec. 31, 2010 at Kanas State. That night he was aided by 10 free throws. Against the Blue Demons (1121, 2-16), Judge earned most of his points inside while taking advantage of his opponents’ smaller lineup. And by generating production inside, the Knights aided the guards, who have been carrying most of the scoring load this season. “It eases us up when the bigs are finishing like that,” said sophomore guard Jerome Seagears. The only thing that stood between Judge and a new career high was Rice, who took out his starters once the game was in hand.





Rutgers moves to the second round to face Notre Dame, a team it took to the wire in its only regular season meeting. A 69-66 Fighting Irish win Jan. 19 saw solid play from its best player, Cooley.

Sophomore point guard Myles Mack looks for an option during last night’s win against DePaul. Mack finished with 19 points. SHIRLEY YU, ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR

The senior All-Big East First Team forward finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Judge’s emergence may help battle some of Cooley’s production, but there are two other issues the Knights will have to deal with. Rutgers has to play back-toback days. Its opponent has had some time to rest, something Rice believes the team can handle. “It’ll be difficult, but we’ll have engaged individuals,” Rice said. “We’ve dealt with a lot of situations that [Notre Dame] may possess.” Last time, sophomore guard Eli Carter was the team’s leading scorer. He netted 20 in 32 minutes against the Irish.

But Carter broke his right leg Feb. 16 against the Blue Demons and will not be on the court tonight. So while Judge has taken a step in the right direction, the Knights still need to make up points. And last night’s performance may have been just the thing to push the team past the Irish. “Playing against Notre Dame, they pass the ball well, they play a heck of a game,” Seagears said. “[Tonight] will be a great show.” For updates on the Rutgers men’s basketball team, follow Joey Gregor y on Twitter @Joey_Gregory.

SETTING THE STANDARD Junior Brittany Guinee

JUDGMENT DAY Junior forward Wally Judge picked the

helped break two school records for the Rutgers swimming and diving team. PAGE 14

right time for his best game of the season, as he dropped 20 points against DePaul. PAGE 15


MOMENTUM HALTED The Rutgers tennis team hosts Houston today after suffering a two-loss weekend. PAGE 14


QUOTE OF THE DAY “March doesn’t care. Anything can happen.” — Rutgers men’s basketball junior forward Wally Judge on the difference between yesterday’s win and the regular season



Twist of fate grants Rutgers another day BY TYLER BARTO CORRESPONDENT

NEW YORK — One by one, they made their way into the cage. A freight elevator deep within the bowels of Madison Square Garden takes members of the Rutgers men’s basketball team down to floor level after each Big East Tournament game, closing with a loud thud each time. In most years, the walk from the Scarlet Knights’ locker room has ended in disappointment inside the gray-stained corridor. But following a 76-57 first-round victory last night against DePaul, the only certainty is if the Knights will make another postgame trip tonight. “Going through [the elevator] this time [means] knowing we live for another day,” said senior wing Dane Miller, part of a second tournament victory in three years. “The tournament can help our chances with the NIT or whatever the case may be.” Rutgers, a No. 11 seed, used a 20-8 run to begin the second half to distance itself from last-place DePaul (11-21, 2-16). It saw contributions across the board. Junior forward Wally Judge scored a seasonhigh 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting — tying a tournament record held by Boston College’s Craig Smith and Villanova’s Ricky Wright for most field goals without a miss — and 10 rebounds. Sophomore point guard Myles Mack added 19 points, and sophomore guard Jerome Seagears contributed timely second-half spurts, recording 15 points and seven boards. SEE

Sophomore point guard Myles Mack attempts a shot against DePaul during last night’s 76-57 victory at Madison Square Garden. Rutgers will play Notre Dame tonight in the second round of the Big East Tournament. SHIRLEY YU, ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR




Knights return home for Spring-break schedule gives final two regional games RU hitters time to improve BY IAN ERHARD STAFF WRITER

The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team plays Hofstra today to begin a two-game home stand. The Scarlet Knights (5-1) look to remain undefeated at the RU Stadium Complex this season. For Rutgers, success in regional play has become commonplace. The Knights have started the season with a 5-1 record in three of the last four years.

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Rutgers head baseball coach Fred Hill is not pleased with the way the Scarlet Knights (3-9) have begun the season. There were series against Miami and Georgia Tech that featured deeper lineups than the Knights possess, and the 0-6 combined record against those two programs was nothing out of the ordinar y.



Los Angeles L. Orlando

But this season has already offered several obstacles. “We’re in a good position right now. We’re definitely getting better with every game,” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias. “We’ve experienced a lot of bumps in the road so far this season, but we’re taking them in stride and using them to help us grow.” The Knights have encountered many close games this season, and their most

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LUISA LEAL was named EAGL Gymnast of the Week yesterday by the league office. The junior set a school-record score of 39.500 Friday at Towson in the all-around.

Dropping two of three games to William & Mary, a team Hill said Rutgers is better than, was not expected. But it was not Rutgers’ pitching that did it in against the Tribe. It was his offense, especially in late-game, scoring-position situations. “We have to hit with men in scoring position. The only one who hit was Steve Zavala,” Hill said. “He had a good SEE




vs. Notre Dame

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WOMEN’S TRACK at Bulls Invitational

vs. Hofstra Tonight, 9 p.m. New York

Today, 12 p.m. East Brunswick Raquet Club

Today, 3 p.m. RU Stadium Complex

Friday Tampa, Fla.

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