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Students receive prestigious research science scholarships “The boundless opportunity for discovery and innovation was just like nothing I’d experienced before.” JOSH YARMUSH Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Recipient PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSH YARMUSH

“I was fascinated by the fact that there could be more fundamental order in nature that’s waiting to be discovered.” DAVID KOLCHMEYER Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Recipient




Although the University’s New Brunswick campus has over 30,000 undergraduate students, no venue specially houses large-scale on-campus events. Concerts such as the upcoming Alesso concert will be hosted at the Rutgers Athletic Center. But programming is a process, and what happens behind the scenes — before, during and after events — is more complex than students may think. HISTORY OF UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMING Before the Rutgers, Cook, Douglass and Livingston colleges SEE


The Rutgers University Programming Association will host the Alesso concert at the Rutgers Athletic Center. KARL HOEMPLER

U. announces honorary degree recipients



This year’s winners of the Barr y M. Goldwater Scholarship include a student researching high-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and a student working to improve liver transplantation. University students David Kolchmeyer and Josh Yarmush have been recognized as two of this year’s Goldwater scholars for their individual successes in academia and scientific research. “Being named a Goldwater scholar is a singular and significant benchmark in the career of any young scientist, mathematician, or engineer,” said Arthur Casciato, director of the University’s Of fice of Distinguished Fellowships. The Barr y M. Goldwater Scholarship awards 278 scholarships of up to $7,500 to qualified students in scientific fields. Only four students can be presented for consideration from any university, Casciato said. Among the awards he administers for the University, the Goldwater award places the highest premium on grade point average, he said. The average

GPA of a Goldwater scholar is 3.95. A high GPA is relevant but not the deciding factor in selection, he said. “Goldwater is all about research at the bench, and both David and Josh have sterling records of accomplishment in their respective fields,” he said. The application included a lot of short-answer questions, said Kolchmeyer, a School of Ar ts and Sciences junior. “They just asked about my research experience … and why I wanted to pursue a career in science,” he said. Kolchemeyer said one essay required applicants to identify a problem they had encountered in their research. He said he works on his research with the University’s high-energy experimental physics group. “We get data from the Large Hadron Collider … to look for new physics,” Kolchmeyer said. The Large Hadron Collider is a 27-kilometer-long accelerator located underground on the border between Switzerland and France which smashes protons together at high energies. SEE


University Board of Governors Chairman Ralph Izzo will receive a Doctorate of Human Letters at the University Commencement in May. NISHA DATT, PHOTO EDITOR / APRIL 2013



The University will award Ralph Izzo a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Lonnie Bunch a Doctorate of Letters, and Jane Lubchenco a Doctorate of Science, at the University Commencement May 19. The University gives the awards to a people of distinguished service, according to the University’s guidelines on honorary degrees and commencement speakers.

Izzo, an outgoing chairman on the University Board of Governors, began his career as a research physicist at Princeton University before working as an environmental policy adviser for the governor, he said. He began working at PSE&G 20 years ago, was promoted to overall operations of the utility division and eventually became CEO of the company, he said. After Izzo earned his masters from the University in 2001, a

University board member suggested he join the board because of his work experience and student affiliation, he said. “In the end I thought that it was too important to say no,” Izzo said. Izzo said he worked on the Board of Governors as the University prepared for restructuring, joined the Big Ten and recruited University President Robert L. Barchi. The work was sometimes contentious, he said, such as when SEE

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CAMPUS CALENDAR Thursday, April 11 The Mason Gross School of the Arts presents “B.F.A. Thesis Exibition I: but no, yeah” at 10 a.m. at Civic Square at 33 Livingston Ave. in New Brunswick. The program will feature the theses of students earning Bachelors of Fine Arts. The exhibition will run until Monday, April 22, and the gallery will be open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Wednesdays until 6 p.m., and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Rutgers Scuba hosts a “Pro Night” at 7:30 p.m. at the Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus. The event will feature information from Professional Association of Diving Instructors on diving and diving-instructor certifications, as well as games and prizes for those interested. For more information and to RSVP for the event, email Debby Miller at

Friday, April 12 Rutgers Colleges Against Cancer presents the “Rutgers Relay for Life” at 5 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. The event will consist of a walk to raise money and awareness for cancer research. A suggested minimum donation of $20 is required. For more information, go to The Kirkpatrick Choir performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkpatrick Chapel at 81 Somerset St. in New Brunswick. Tickets cost $15 for the general public, $10 for alumni, faculty and staff and $5 for students.

METRO CALENDAR Thursday, April 11 The Hub City Music Festival comes to Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen at 211 Livingston Ave. in New Brunswick. The festival will run from April 10-13, at 7 p.m at Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen on April 10, at 8 p.m. at Dolls Place at 101 Paterson St., New Brunswick on April 11, at 8 p.m. at Tumulty’s at 361 George St., New Brunswick on April 12 and at 9 p.m. at The Court Tavern at 124 Church St., New Brunswick on April 13. Atendees are allowed to donate any amount, but $10 is suggested. All funds raised will go to Elijah’s Soup Kichen.




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Students help create networking website Site connects professionals looking to mentor with mentees BY ZACHARY BREGMAN STAFF WRITER

A new site called is like the eHarmony of tutoring, according to site developer Kevin Ivanov. Instead of matching people into relationships, however, the site debuted last Monday to match mentors, or teachers, and mentees, people who want to be taught more about a subject. Several of the people involved with are University students. Alex Huang and Ivanov are both first-year students in the School of Arts and Sciences. Ivanov said initial founder of the site Neil Limaye was in his computer science class in high school when they decided to take their education into their own hands, with a more indepth project. Ivanov and Limaye, a sophomore at Princeton High School, were interested in creating a program related to social networking and realized that an education-related social networking site would help people hoping to learn more outside of the classroom, Ivanov said.

Limaye said the reason he started the network was because he wanted to learn electrical engineering, but the tutoring services he had at his disposal were not enough. The website has three separate sections: one for students, one for entrepreneurs, and one for veterans, Ivanov said. “After watching “Forrest Gump” and seeing Lt. Dan, I started thinking about what other soldiers could be having these problems,” Limaye said. Ivanov said veterans who are having difficulty finding a job could gain experience through their site, giving them more of an advantage during the hiring process. “Say for instance a war veteran wants to become an IT guy, then someone from Cisco Cer tified could mentor him,” Ivanov said. The entrepreneur section would allow venture capitalists to network and gain experience from professionals on how to get funding or where to get started, Ivanov said. Limaye said most tutoring ser vices have two major problems. It is tough to fit tutoring

sessions into one’s schedule, and there is an issue with quality control in many tutoring ser vices. Both are problems seeks to address. The duo began developing in March of 2012, Ivanov said.

“We would encourage [the mentors] to offer their services for free, but we would not restrain them if they wanted to work out a payment plan with a mentee.” KEVIN IVANOV Site Developer

Since then, they’ve been working on connections and now are more focused on building the site. “The problem is ever yone wants to tutor, but they can’t find anyone who needs tutoring or someone wants to be tutored in a par ticular subject, but either that subject is not available in

their location or it’s all booked up,” he said. They have about ten Princeton University professors interested, two MIT professors, and are getting into contact with a Stanford professor, Ivanov said. The would-be mentors and mentees would connect on their own preferred medium when they sign up for the site, Ivanov said. They could select phone call, email, Skype, or instant messaging on their profile. “Say you were interested in journalism — you would type in the search bar ‘journalism,’ and you would get a list and you would see where the tutors graduated from and what his [or her] major was,” he said. The site’s board of advisors would screen the mentors before they are allowed to list themselves on the site, Ivanov said. The mentors would have to list their GPA and show they are proficient in the subject along with writing an essay explaining why they feel they could tutor the subject. Ivanov said the site itself would operate strictly of f of donations, which can be made on the site itself, and would not

charge members for using “We would encourage [the mentors] to offer their services for free, but we would not restrain them if they wanted to work out a payment plan with a mentee,” Ivanov said. The site is currently in beta, and would begin connecting users on April 15, Limaye said. Alex Huang, who works on the site’s newsletter, said he informs the Board of Advisors on what he, Limaye, and Ivanov are doing with the website. According to the website, the board of advisors for currently includes Fernando Hernandez, the director of Supplier Diversity and the head of the Global Procurement Group at Microsoft, Els Paine, the associate director of Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology, and Bernard Kreilmann, the CEO of Ferrero USA. The members of the Board of Advisors were personal connections of Limaye’s, he said. “I’m really looking for people who really want to help others,” he said.


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SCHOLARSHIP Kolchmeyer says he will travel to Switzerland this summer for research CONTINUED FROM FRONT “Hopefully at these ver y high energies, new kinds of physical interactions can happen that we don’t know of,” he said. The whole purpose of physics is to observe try to explain and predict natural phenomena. “There are still a lot of unanswered questions about physics at the fundamental level,” he said. Kolchmeyer said his 10th grade chemistr y class inspired his love of science. “I was fascinated by the fact that there could be more fundamental order in nature that’s waiting to be discovered,” he said. Kolchmeyer will be traveling to Switzerland this summer to work on-location with the Large Hadron Collider he retrieves data from at his laborator y at the University. “Its not just about me, but it’s the fact that Rutgers offers so many oppor tunities for undergraduates to get involved and then maybe be able to get something like the Goldwater scholarship,” he said. Yarmush, a School of Engineering junior, said he works in the Department of

Biomedical Engineering under Professor Francois Berthiaume on liver transplantation. “There are about 2,000 livers thrown out ever y year that

“There are about 2,000 livers thrown out every year that could be eligible for transplantation.” JOSH YARMUSH School of Engineering Junior

could be eligible for transplantation,” he said. Those livers are thrown away because of their high fat content, something that would lead to a negative physiological response after transplantation, he said. Yarmush said his research contributes to a project that seeks to remove the liver from a donor’s body and defat it, allowing for successful transplantation. Yarmush has worked on building a mathematical model of a liver metabolism, he said, as well as developing the

methodology for introducing a defatting substance into the liver. Without a mathematical model, he would have to test hundreds of thousands of chemical compounds to determine what substances could potentially defat the liver, Yarmush said. “A mathematical model [allows] you to run all of these different simulations in a ver y shor t [amount of time],” he said. Yarmush said he has always liked science and math more than humanities. He found satisfaction in a field where there was an objective right answer, he said, and where drugs can be created that can cure diseases. Yarmush began his research experience in high school in Shriners Hospital in Boston, an af filiate of Massachusetts General Hospital, Har vard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he said. “The boundless opportunity for discover y and innovation was just like nothing I’d experienced before,” he said. Yarmush said he will spend this summer continuing his research at the University’s biomedical engineering department. “I’m so thankful to so many people … I won the award, but I feel like other people deser ve it more,” he said.


The Rutgers University Programming Association hosted the ‘Tiny Terrarium Crafts Event’ yesterday, allowing students to create mini terrariums outside the Cook Campus Center. PAUL SOLIN

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VENUE Alesso concert sold 2,900 tickets on first day of sales CONTINUED FROM FRONT reorganized into the University as it stands today, four different programming boards ran around 300 programs over the course of the year, said Tony Doody, director of programs and leadership for Student Life. But this system of separate boards created two key problems. “We actually realized they were competing with each other,” he said. “That was the first issue. So on any given night, there would be two or three programs from the various programming boards doing something in each of the student centers.” The boards were also unequally funded. “Some of the boards had quite a bit of money, in some cases 10 times as much money as some of the smaller boards,” he said. “So the range of programs that they were able to do really varied from campus to campus.” But after the University underwent a reconstruction in 2007, Student Life consolidated the four boards into one, which is now the Rutgers University Programming Association, Doody said. At this point, they noticed students were willing to travel to different campuses for programs, so they redirected their focus on quality instead of quantity. Student Life switched from hosting 300 programs a year to 150.

FAULTY FACILITIES The five multipurpose rooms in the University’s five campus centers have a maximum capacity of 500 people each, and were efficient facilities for the previous system. But when the programming boards merged, the multipurpose rooms’ capacities posed a problem, Doody said. “Now with a more transient population, people are getting the bus and moving. … We went from a college system to a university system, but we don’t necessarily have the facilities to accommodate

PAGE 7 the crowds of a big university population,” he said. Student Life hosts around 10 events each year that need larger venues than the student centers. Traditionally, they use the College Avenue Gymnasium and New Jersey State Theatre for comedy shows and concerts, said Carey Loch, associate director of Student Life programs. Comedy shows and concerts need to be popular enough to attract student attendance to cover the cost of the performer as well as the costs of production. But both the gym and theater can only hold 1,800 to 2,000 attendees, a small fraction of the University population. Hosting events at the State Theatre also poses problems because the University must pay for union labor instead of using student volunteers, and students must travel to its off-campus location, Loch said. Student Life therefore needs to be creative, Doody said, when dealing with the limitations of indoor facilities. One solution is clustering events into themes throughout the year, such as Homecoming Weekend, Family Weekend and the upcoming Geek Week, which will feature a whole series of events across different campuses geared toward the geek and nerd culture, he said. Student Life also looks to hold events in creative locations — this year a DJ show will be held for seniors in the football team’s practice bubble, Loch said. But both Student Life and the athletic department hope to focus on using the RAC and football stadium as a venue for largescale events.

THE RUTGERS ATHLETIC CENTER Opened in 1977, the Rutgers Athletic Center has a rich history as the previous home of the New Jersey Nets, host of a Grateful Dead concert and venue for an attempt to set a world record for air guitar, said Douglas Kokoskie, senior associate athletic director for facilities, events and operations. The RAC is the location for many rainouts, including Rutgersfest and University Commencement. Even the Dance Marathon coordinators have formed a preliminary plan with the athletic department for relocating the event from the College

Avenue Gym to the RAC when it reaches capacity. But being almost 40 years old, the RAC has its limitations, such as a lack of air-conditioning, Kokoskie said. In addition, neither the men’s nor the women’s basketball team has a practice facility, and programmers need to schedule events around them. “If both basketball teams are on the road and the date is opened, we will host something,” he said. “But we don’t want it to have a negative impact on our athletic programs.” The athletic department hopes to fix this with a new expansion, but at the moment the University needs to raise more funds for this to happen, he said. Programmers also need to acknowledge that the RAC was not designed to host concerts or comedy shows, Loch said. “At the end of the day, a gym is a gym,” she said. “So you’re paying for a lot of extra costs as far as sound and lighting and in some instances air circulation and different things like that.”

THE STADIUM According to a 2010 New Jersey Star-Ledger article, former Athletic Director Tim Pernetti said the athletic department hoped to attract promoters to stage moneymaking concerts and events at the renovated, 53,000 seated High Point Solutions Stadium. “We need to do a better job in using our facilities for other events,” Pernetti said in the article. “We want to partner with an expert company.” But when athletic department brought promoters to the University, no one showed interest in holding an event at the stadium, Kokoskie said. “We’re willing, it just hasn’t happened yet,” he said. Kokoskie said more promoters showed interest in the RAC because an event at the stadium needs to attract approximately 50,000 people to a one-night event. Instead, promoters can always add more dates to a show. Geographically, the stadium is located between New York City and Philadelphia — two cities that attract large-scale concerts. Structurally, the venue can only host outdoor events, Loch said. “We had students comment when Alesso tickets went on sale ‘this would be great to have in the stadium,’” she said. “But it’s important to note that we haven’t sold the RAC out yet for a very popular [electronic dance music] show.”

COSTS When comedian Aziz Anzari performed at the University last spring, Student Life paid $65,000 for artist fees, Loch said. “I think people would be pretty surprised to find out how much, even what they consider just a medium level performer, would cost,” she said. But paying the performer is only the beginning — generally hosting a concert or comedy show costs two to three times more than the artist fee. Student Life needs to take into consideration the price of many variables, including security, ushers, custodial services and ticket scanners, Loch said. They also need to cater to the needs of the performer, taking into account what food he or she will eat and what he or she will want on stage. Electric Dance Music shows, like the Alesso concert, have high

The Rutgers University Programming Association will host an Alesso concert on April 19 at the Rutgers Athletic Center. The show sold 2,900 tickets on the first day of sales. GETTY IMAGES production costs — they use many lights, lasers and haze to create a colorful atmosphere.

RUTGERSFEST AND ALESSO The now infamous Rutgersfest did not always have its iconic name — the event started out as Deinerfest, as it took place in Deiner Park on the College Avenue campus, Doody said. It moved from Busch to Livingston, and then back to Busch and traditionally hosted food vendors, carnival games and a series of musical events. “Most people think it has been here since 1766, but it’s only a little bit over 20 years old,” he said. “It grew from a 2,000 person festival to a 30,000, to 50,000 person allday festival.” Although similar to Rutgersfest, the Alesso concert is scheduled to take place in the spring and is a large musical event, and several factors prevent the concert from getting out of hand, Loch said. “It’s being held in the evening, it’s held in an enclosed facility and it is only open to current undergraduate New Brunswick-Piscataway Rutgers students,” she said. “Those are three huge differences that make it completely and totally different from Rutgersfest.” Loch believes the rise of social media made Student Life lose control of Rutgersfest, but now plays an integral role in organizing the Alesso concert. “This [gives us] ability to be able to make sure that people understand that it’s only open to Rutgers students,” she said. “We’re able to be more proactive in just putting general information out there, so people really understand what this isn’t instead of making assumptions that it’s just another Rutgersfest.” For the past two years, Student Life has received a large amount of feedback asking to bring an EDM show to campus, she said. RUPA worked with an agent to identify a performer the University can afford, is available and who other universities reference as providing an overall positive experience. Alesso fell within this price range, and students were confident the show would garner a crowd.

The concert sold 2,900 tickets on the first day, around 900 to 1,000 more students than the gym can hold. “We have roughly 1,000 students, an opportunity to have a ticket to a concert on campus that they would have been shut out from if it would have been kept at the gym,” Loch said. “It’s a good thing. It feels good.” As of this week, RUPA sold around 3,300 tickets to the show, Loch said. “I believe 100 percent that the show next Friday will be amazing, but it has required a large amount of money and a large amount of planning and production to be able to put a concert into a basketball arena,” she said.

A FUTURE VENUE? As a part of the Strategic Plan, University President Robert L. Barchi has mentioned his intentions to enhance the quality of on-campus student life at town hall meetings. But the University has no plans in the near future to incorporate an events facility as a part of the Strategic Plan, said Michelle Aronowitz, administrative assistant of University Facilities and Capital Planning. Many other universities, including the University’s so-called aspirational peers in the Big Ten Conference, have facilities designed for shows rather than shooting baskets. Michigan State University’s Breslin Center is home of the school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. But it is also an arena for big-name concerts, such as Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Ne-Yo and Macklemore — all of whom have performed this spring, said Jason Cody, media communications manager at Michigan State University. Although Loch is not completely confident the University could host an event that would draw in over 10,000 students, she likes the idea of an on-campus venue for events. “The idea of having an indoor, quality, air-conditioned acoustically equipped [venue], with the right kind of electric resources and all of the different things that you need to do a show would be great,” she said.

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DEGREE Izzo says universities should provide an expansive, well-rounded education CONTINUED FROM FRONT the medical restructuring initially raised questions about the fates of the Camden and Newark campuses. “It’s been a privilege to do it because of the important role that Rutgers plays in New Jersey … and, to an increasing extent, the world,” he said. Izzo said a university at its simplest should create an enlightened citizenry. The University is more than a technical training institute because of its higher social responsibility. “A university as broad as Rutgers has an equally broadbased mission,” he said. One of the University’s most important roles is providing an expansive and well-rounded education, because he believes the world is too complicated for onedimensional education. “Engineers need to be able to write, and physicists need to be able to communicate,” he said. Cooperative research programs funded by government and industr y are still important, and students need to leave the University equipped with skills to become leaders in their profession, he said. “Not too many people would want to invest in a college education and not be employable,” he said. Izzo said graduating seniors should be confident in the preparation they received but also rec-

ognize that their learning does not end with graduation. Every decision and outcome provides another opportunity to grow. “Put tools acquired to good use, [and] never forget who you are as distinct from what it is you do,” he said.

DOCTORATE OF LETTERS The University will award Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American Histor y and Culture, a Doctorate of Letters. He believes the honorary degree recognizes the importance of history, museums and African American history, he said. “By honoring me, they honor the field I care so much about,” he said. “They honor histor y.” Bunch grew up in Belleville, N.J. in a predominantly white neighborhood where some people treated him differently because of his skin color. Looking to figure out why certain people treated him differently, he turned to history. Bunch said he used to go to the Rutgers-Newark library to read extra history books when he was in high school. The University, he thought, was a place that inspired people to learn. “Rutgers was always a beacon of possibility for me,” he said. Throughout his career, Bunch sought to make the peo-

ple forgotten in histor y more visible by giving them a voice, he said. The Smithsonian of fered him the position for this vision. “People were talking about creating the best black museum in the world, and I thought that was a limiting idea,” he said. Bunch oversees the construction of the museum building as well as designing the collections at the center of Smithsonian exhibitions, he said.

“By honoring me, they honor the field I care so much about. They honor history.” LONNIE BUNCH Founding Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

So far the museum has collected over 20,000 artifacts, including Harriet Tubman’s personal hymnal, an airplane used to train the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II and one of Michael Jackson’s fedoras, he said. “In some ways, I’m inspired every day by history” he said A variety of students attend the University, many of whom are the first generation of their family going to college. “Universities like Rutgers are crucial to the future of America,” he said. Bunch said life in New Jersey shaped him and continues to affect him. “There is no greater honor

than to be remembered and appreciated by the place you grew up,” he said.

DOCTORATE OF SCIENCE The University will award former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director Jane Lubchenco a Doctorate of Science at Commencement as well. Lubchenco said she headed the NOAA during a period of intense weather, both in terms of disasters and the number of extreme weather events. At the same time, the organization dealt with the Deep Water Horizon disaster, arriving within hours of the rig explosion to provide scientific support and weather analysis and track where the oil would go based on currents and weather. Lubchenco said she grew up hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains. She enjoyed being outside looking for patterns in nature and questioning why plants and animals lived where they did. She spent a summer in a marine biology lab in Massachusetts and discovered a new world that fascinated her and turned her scientific interest toward the ocean, she said. “I really liked being in and around the ocean,” she said. “I have five sisters, and I think we were all part fish.” While she focused on ecological patterns in nature, such as the correlation between tidal height and the location of species on shore, Lubchenco said she noticed many places where she conducted research

were rapidly changing because of human action. Human impact on marine ecosystems resulted in the degradation of the ecosystem, meaning humans could no longer use many of the areas for commercial or recreational use, she said. Lubchenco began working to improve communication among scientists, the public and policymakers, initiating several programs to teach academics how to share their knowledge. Lubchenco said the University has a spectacular reputation among scientists because of its programs and research. She was excited to receive a phone call from the University of fering to present her with an honorar y degree. Public universities have a special mission to create leaders of tomorrow, she said. Lubchenco said the foundation of a democracy is a wellinformed citizenr y. Regardless of a student’s major, anyone who graduates from a university needs to be environmentally literate and to have an appreciation for the role that science plays in the world. Public universities have a special obligation to provide an excellent education in a way that relates back to the real world issues of the present and future, she said. They focus on understanding the challenges the world faces and help provide critical thinking and communication skills to the leadership of tomorrow, she said. “That’s a huge obligation,” Lubchenco said.


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First lady calls for end to gun crime, violence THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A FAREWELL TO ARMS First lady Michelle Obama visits Harper High School in the Englewood neighborhood to talk with students about the plague of violence in their area yesterday in Chicago, Illinois. According to published reports Chicago has had 79 murders in 2013. Twentyseven of the victims have been under 21-years-old. The most recent victim was 14-year-old Michael Orozco who died April 7, from two gunshot wounds to his chest. A 17- and a 19-yearold are in custody for Orozco's murder. GETTY IMAGES

flight to Washington and have since been lobbying members CHICAGO — First lady of Congress. Vice President Michelle Obama made a Joe Biden and Attor ney deeply personal entrance into General Eric Holder promoted the gun debate Wednesday, the gun legislation Tuesday at the eve of a showdown in White House, and Biden was Congress, by comparing herset to make the case again self to the honor student from Thursday on MSNBC’s her hometown shot to death a “Morning Joe.” week after per forming as a The Senate was planning an majorette in the presidential initial vote Thursday to begin inaugural parade. debating gun legislation, with Mrs. Obama told a confersome Republicans attempting to ence on youth violence that the block consideration of the measnew gun regulations her husure. Two pivotal senators band proposed in response to announced a bipar tisan deal Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Wednesday to expand backElementar y School shooting ground checks to more gun deser ve a vote in Congress. sales, which could build support But she says reducing daily for President Barack Obama’s gun deaths in places like drive to tighten firearms laws. Chicago, with its 500 homiBut the legislation faces strong cides last year, also will opposition from the National require an intensive ef for t by Rifle Association and lawmakers community leaders. who say it would violate the As par t of a rare foray into a Second Amendment right to policy debate, Mrs. Obama bear arms. highlighted the case of 15“Right now, my husband is year-old Hadiya fighting as hard Pendleton, shot as he can and “It’s hard to kill in the back Jan. engaging as 29 while hanging somebody that you many people as out with friends he can to pass play with everyday.” common sense at a park, about a mile from the reforms to proISIAH THOMAS Obamas’ South tect our children Hall of Fame Basketball Player Side home. Mrs. from gun vioObama attended lence,” Mrs. Pendleton’s funeral and said Obama said to applause. “And she was struck by how familiar these reforms deser ve a vote the Pendleton family seemed in Congress.” to her own. Mrs. Obama was address“Hadiya Pendleton was me ing Chicago business and comand I was her,” Mrs. Obama said. munity leaders at a luncheon “But I got to grow up and go to hosted by Mayor Rahm Princeton and Har vard Law Emanuel, her husband’s forSchool and have a career and a mer chief of staf f, who is tr yfamily and the most blessed life I ing to raise money to fund procould ever imagine.” grams for at-risk youth. Mrs. Obama said the only Among those in the audience dif ference between herself and was Hall of Fame basketball the young people killed on the player Isiah Thomas, raised in Chicago streets is that she had Chicago public housing. a few more advantages — Thomas said the youth basketinvolved adults, good schools, ball leagues he participates in a suppor tive community and a are critical to reducing violence. safe neighborhood. “It’s hard to kill somebody that you play with ever y day,” The speech was Mrs. Thomas said. Obama’s first public remarks After her speech, Mrs. on gun violence since the Obama visited Harper High Sandy Hook shooting in School in the violent, gangDecember took the lives of 20 plagued community of students and six faculty and Englewood. Harper was reignited a national debate recently featured in a public over gun control. With the fate radio documentar y on “This of the administration’s ef for ts American Life,” which repor tstill uncer tain, the White ed that more than two dozen House was mounting an allcurrent and former students hands-on-deck push this week were shot — eight of them to keep the public engaged. fatally — in the last year alone. The president delivered a “There isn’t much distance speech Monday in between me and you,” Mrs. Connecticut, and 12 family Obama told the students. She members of Sandy Hook vicencouraged them to take their tims joined him on the return education seriously.

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IN BRIEF MAN SENTENCED TO 19 YEARS IN PRISON CAMDEN, N.J. — A southern New Jersey man who killed his longtime girlfriend in her home last summer has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. William White of Camden must serve nearly 18 years of the sentence imposed Wednesday before becoming eligible for parole. The 60-year-old White pleaded guilty in March to aggravated manslaughter in the June 2012 death of 49-year-old Alma BritoReyes, The couple had been in a relationship for 15 years, but she was breaking up with him and her relatives claimed White had threatened to kill her if she left him. White admitted hitting BritoReyes with a handgun and choking her. He then used her bank card to withdraw $500 before fleeing the state. White was arrested a few weeks later at a homeless assistance center in Homestead, Fla.

COAST GUARD RESCUES BOATERS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard came to the aid of four people whose sailboat became disabled in waters off southern New Jersey. Boaters aboard the 30-foot sailboat contacted the Coast Guard early Tuesday and reported they were taking on water about five miles northeast of Atlantic City. A 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City responded to the scene around 4 a.m. Responders determined that the sailboat had apparently run aground and had no rudder or engine power. It wasn’t taking on water, but had about eight inches of water in the bilge due to the waves breaking along the hull. The four people in the sailboat were not injured.

POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF BRIBERY CAMDEN, N.J. — Federal prosecutors say a Newark police officer convicted of bribing a bank employee to get a $1.9 million commercial loan has been sentenced to four years in prison. Victor Patela also must pay $819,793 in restitution under the sentence imposed Wednesday. And once he’s freed from prison, he will have to serve three years of supervised release.

The 37-year-old Newark resident was convicted last July on bank fraud, loan application fraud, bank bribery and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors say Patela paid more than $40,000 in bribes to an employee of Spencer Savings Bank in Elmwood Park. Patela’s loan for his realty company was approved even though he falsely reported his net worth.

MORE REGULATIONS SET ON PRIVATELY-RUN HALFWAY HOUSES NEWARK, N.J. — A new Rutgers University report says states need to make sure that privately run halfway houses have clear mandates and are held accountable for carrying them out. The report out Wednesday finds halfway houses need to be part of a larger strategy of reintroducing exoffenders into the community. There also must be a checklist of requirements that offenders must complete before being released. New Jersey’s halfway houses have been criticized for lax management. The report calls for more public transparency about how well halfway houses are working and codified procedures for how the public-private contracts will work.

WOMAN THANKS RESCUER 49 YEARS LATER NEW YORK — A New Jersey woman has thanked a Florida doctor who saved her from drowning nearly 49 years ago in New York. N e w s d a y ( ) says Edith Rothstein of Franklin Lakes, N.J., recently contacted Dr. Larry Brickman. He moved from Long Island in 2005 to teach surger y at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Rothstein left a voicemail, asking if Brickman was the man who saved her life on Long Island’s Lido (LEE’-doh) Beach in September 1964. He was, indeed. Brickman had a summer lifeguard job there while attending Michigan State. He vividly remembers giving 5-year-old Edie mouthto-mouth. Brickman says lifeguards of that era were not trained in the technique. He says he acted mostly on intuition. Newsday wrote about the rescue the next day. Rothstein decided to reach out after looking at an old scrapbook. Her son used Google to find Brickman. The doctor told her they both “got lucky that day.”


Sculptor Helaine Blumenfeld stands next to her bronze sculpture, Flight, which has been installed inside Salisbury Cathedral as part of her major new sculpture exhibition, Messenger of the Spirit, yesterday in Salisbury, England. The first major retrospective exhibition by Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, who is one of Britain's leading contemporary sculptors working in marble and bronze, runs from April 13 to September 9 and brings together eighteen of her pieces she has created throughout a career spanning more than four decades. GETTY IMAGES



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So then, when we have blog sites tr ying to he way the word “slut” is used in our ever y“rank” colleges according to which ones are the day college discourse is a ver y interesting “sluttiest,” it really doesn’t make sense to us. thing. It can be used to label women that Newsflash: college students have sex. And, on are sexually active. It can be used to describe top of that, if they want to have sex, who cares? women that are physically attractive. It can even be Not only do the decisions seem pretty arbitrar y applied when you just really need a word to insult a — there are no clear criteria — but the correlation woman and you can’t think of a better one. between the way a woman chooses to display her Often, men use the word “slut” just to find a way body and her “sluttiness” is pretty much nonexistto put down a woman. ent. Not that it’s any of It’s thrown around on our business, anyway. our college campuses Then when blog sites, like it’s nothing, yet it “Why is it that discussions on or websites, or commerstill holds ver y negative ‘sluttiness’ ... are always focused on the cials, or movies, or any connotations. other type of media, use Its usage stems behavior of women? If we’re really pictures of half-naked from the idea that going to have this conversation, let’s women just so they can women — read: human beings — are not entitled include in the data the behavior of the increase their viewership that only feeds into the to have sex, enjoy sex, or other half of the players — the guys.” problem. It contributes explore their own sexualto the common social ity. It taps into that agethought that women’s old double standard of a bodies are objects. It turns women, and their sexuman getting applauded like a hero when he sleeps ality, into commodities to be profited off of. with a girl, but a girl getting shamed when she Also, why is it that discussions on “sluttiness,” in “puts out” for a guy. In case anyone was wondering, terms of sexual activity, are always focused on the it takes two to tango — and girls enjoy sex just as behavior of women? If we’re really going to have much as guys do. this conversation, let’s include in the And that’s totally okay. data the behavior of the other half of the players — That’s par t of the reason why we have widethe guys. spread movements like Slutwalk. Sparked after a It’s kind of ridiculous how we focus so much on Canadian police of ficer suggested that women policing women’s sexuality and then put it down in should stop dressing like sluts if they want to stay the process. safe, the international marches totally own the No one is entitled to judge a woman for her word “slut” and employ it from a place of empowbehavior, and especially not how she chooses to erment. Unfor tunately, the backwards connotaexpress herself sexually. tions that prompt its use in the first place are still The University is often nicknamed “Slutgers,” taking public discourse on sexuality into and, honestly, we’re not ashamed in the least. a chokehold. 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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he most backward day of the year in the United States is easily April 15th. On this day, tax day, the state claims that either the normal rules do not apply to it, or that the normal rules never applied to it on any day. Usually individuals are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. If you get audited by the IRS, they tell you that you didn’t pay up on April 15th, and that you need to prove that you did before you’re off the hook. Further, on April 15th it is not impolite to ask a woman about her income — provided it is a state agent who asks. In fact, if a woman tries to keep that part of her life private, state agents with guns can come after her, kidnap her, and punish her for it. Real chivalrous. It seems the definitions of basic words also change on this day. It does not matter how explicitly she says “no” to an IRS agent. It still means, “yes” because she gives “implicit consent” by living within the jurisdiction of the state. She can leave if she doesn’t like what the state does. The “you’re free to leave” argument is the same one that could be used to defend the moral legitimacy of everything from a

military draft to a gang’s protection racket. If you don’t want to be drafted and sent to war, move to another country. If you don’t want your legs broken, you can move to another neighborhood. But you’re the peaceful one. Why should you have to leave? If something is morally illegitimate to be carried out by individuals who are not in the state, then it must be for the individuals whom we consider to be the state. That’s all the state is – people in buildings. There is nothing magical about it. The state cannot change the machinery of logic or morality simply because it says it can.

“Further, on April 15th it is not impolite to ask a woman about her income — provided it is a state agent who asks.” Paying the IRS should no longer be compulsory, just as since 1973 military service has not been compulsory. The IRS ought to be either altered in that way or abolished. Sure, most adult citizens can vote in elections for new representation if they don’t like the status quo, but this does not answer any moral questions. Voting can make taxation marginally more bearable,

in the same way that it would make being mugged more bearable if I could participate in choosing who it would be who would mug me. What if I don’t want to be mugged at all? Are you intellectually or morally defective if you feel violated on tax day? Are you just impediment to the development of society? What about the roads? Police? Schools? Wouldn’t everyone be an idiot rolling around in the mud? Of course one would be inclined to say that. The state providing these goods and services mostly via taxation is all we’ve ever known. We’ve likely never thought about doing things any other way — especially not following our years of state schooling, which we’ve been told to refer to as “education” always. Economist Br yan Caplan recently pointed out that the idea of democracy would have sounded ludicrous to most people 1000 years ago. All the world knew at that time was despotism. Wouldn’t democracy mean chaos? How could power voluntarily been given up by politicians who lost the last election? We are baffled by how anyone back then could have supported despotism. But what will people in 1000 years think of us? Eric Antisell is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in history and political science with a minor in organizational leadership. His column, “Run With It,” runs on alternate Thursdays.

How patriotic are super-patriots? SWIMMING UPSTREAM JOE AMDITIS


s a columnist for The Daily Targum, I’ve repeatedly used my time on the public soapbox to criticize U.S. foreign policy. Because of the critical nature of my writing, I often encounter people who apparently feel the need to question my patriotism. Instead of taking the time to examine the facts and histor y of the issues I discuss, most simply choose to wrap themselves in the American flag as they spiral into fits of emotional hilarity and political hyperbole. The typical charge usually sounds something like this: “If Joe lived in [an Islamic] country and he [was as critical of them as he is of the U.S.], he would be thrown in jail and tortured or killed.” Then there’s my all-time favorite: “I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that Joe is one of those people who believes that the Islamic terrorists who murdered 3,000 Americans on 9/11 were in a way justified in their actions.” They’re convinced, you see, that because I don’t approve of the decisions made by those in power, I must be a naïve, ungrateful and uninformed miscreant who couldn’t possibly appreciate my “freedom,” and who is only critical of the government because dissent is “hip” these days.

This is, of course, not a new phenomenon in my life. After all, it’s pretty much impossible to spend seven years in the military — including a deployment to Iraq — while asking the types of questions I tend to ask, without being confronted by these people at some point. The implication is that those who are critical of the U.S. government are somehow antiAmerican, and should therefore be subject to heightened scrutiny and suspicion.

“I still have a great deal of hope and optimism for the fate of the well-intentioned yet woefully misguided super-patriot.” The saddest part of having to deal with these super-patriots is not the fact that they fail to actually address any of the factual statements or historical references within my work, opting instead for emotional and ad hominem attacks. It’s not even the fact that in an overwhelming number of cases, the lack of those very freedoms in other countries — for which I apparently hold such deep disdain — is the direct result of U.S. support for repressive dictators and authoritarian regimes in those regions. The saddest part is the realization that the average super-patriot honestly feels by uncritically

defending U.S. actions overseas that they are the ones who are on the side of righteousness and justice. Most of this can be attributed to the deep and relentless conditioning they have been exposed to since birth, causing them to immediately jump in line behind the president and his administration. Some continue to defend the president, even when the entire premise for an intervention has been shown to be a bold-faced lie. Some even respond as if my criticism of the president is a thinly veiled attack on their own moral character — as if I’m somehow suggesting that they are the ones responsible for U.S. military adventurism and intervention overseas. Luckily, I still have a great deal of hope and optimism for the fate of the well-intentioned yet woefully misguided super-patriot. Although it will certainly take time and patience, I am more than willing to help them break their addiction to subservience and their unquestioning obedience of power. As for the government, as long as it continues to act like the tyrant it so vehemently denounces and continues to violate the rights of the weak, I’ll continue “bashing the country I live in” and spewing my so-called “anti-Americanism” to all who will listen. In the words of Felipe Coronel, “I won’t trade humanity for patriotism.” Joe Amditis is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in criminal justice and political science with minors in psychology and criminology. His column, “Swimming Upstream,” runs on alternate Thursdays

Make right choice for school board COMMENTARY JOHN KRENOS


enito Ortiz, Patricia Sadowski, and I are incumbent candidates running for the New Brunswick School Board. We are experienced board members and long-time city residents actively engaged in community affairs. Ortiz and Sadowski are also graduates of New Brunswick High School. Many of their contributions are described in the Unity Square questionnaire mentioned at the end of this commentary. In 2001, then-University student Chris Rockford requested my participation as the faculty representative in meetings of the Joint Advisory Board composed of city administrators and students. The mayor appointed me to replace school board member Professor Angus Gillespie, who moved out of the city in 2002. Since that time, I have made many contributions to the board and students in New Brunswick. I wish to highlight my role as chair of the Curriculum Committee. I vividly recall the “Welcome Session” in June 2008 for the Rutgers Future Scholars program originated by former University President Richard L. McCormick and Courtney McAnuff, Vice President for Enrollment Management. The scholars program is a bold initiative with a goal of expanding the number of talented students coming to the University from underrepresented neighboring communities — 50 eighth grade students from the New Brunswick public school system participated that day as well as students from Camden, Newark, and Piscataway. The city students in the original group are seniors approaching graduation. The good news is that of the 30 New Brunswick students applying to the University, 22 were admitted outright and 3 are on the waiting list. Even more important is that four undocumented New Brunswick students will receive full scholarships to the University. We are grateful that many University students volunteer to help guide and nurture our future scholars and participate in other activities as well. Another program I helped approve is the Rutgers Early College Humanities Program REaCH started by Dr. Martin Kempner. REaCH offers students in high school college-level, credit-granting courses in a variety of humanities disciplines. The total number of University student volunteers in all our programs is limited only by the capacity of our schools to manage and accommodate them. Many school community programs and board member contributions are described in our candidates’ responses to the Unity Square questionnaire, available online at After reviewing the statements, positions, and, most important, the qualifications of the candidates, I hope you conclude that my running mates and I deserve your support on April 16.

Tax day brings about old anxieties

John Krenos is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.


A high GPA is relevant, but not the deciding factor in selection.

Arthur Casciato, director of the University’s Office of Distinguished Scholarships, on the criteria for Goldwater scholarship. See the story on FRONT.

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Freshman cornerback Delon Stephenson, right, has not practiced with the ones yet, but he has a chance to start next season. NELSON MORALES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

SECONDARY Thomas adjusts to learning curve of new position quickly in switch to CB in practice, especially with junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman sidelined for the All three are in their first spring while he recovers from season as Rutgers corneroffseason surger y. backs. Thomas transitioned Junior wideout Miles Shuler from wide receiver at the urgsaid he has seen the improveing of Ryan while Barnwell and ment and the talent of the corStephenson are completely nerbacks while matching up new to the program. against them, but it has a And all of them are working in dif ferent feel than the at different speeds. departed players. While Thomas is already “They had experience,” Shuler working in with the first team, said of Cooper, Jones and Ryan. Stephenson is just beginning to “These guys are on the come-up. step up in the field. It’s going to take “In the beginsome time to ning it seemed “They’re learning them get on that level, like he was a little confused,” the defense. That’s but I feel like we have a great group Johnson said of the main part, of defensive backs.” Stephenson. The corner“Now he’s getting learning how backs at Rutgers it, he’s playing to play fast.” also have an added faster. He looks role in their job like a football TEJAY JOHNSON description they player now.” Sophomore Cornerback may not have had Barnwell was in high school. the last of the Knights cornerbacks — espethree new players to start workcially on the edge, where Ryan ing on the field, but that was not used to call home — are asked to because of a lack of talent. help in the run game more than A former four-star recruit, the at other schools. Piscataway, N.J. native is still But Johnson said the group is recovering from offseason shoulshowing positive signs in that der surgery, so his contact work respect as well. will not begin until the fall. “People are making plays, For now he is increasing his they’re learning the defense,” he stock in any way he can, includsaid. “That’s the main part, learning footwork drills in practice. ing how to play fast.” But Barnwell really stands out The team will not be able to in position meetings. tell for sure how much the group “Nadir is ver y intelligent,” has developed until it takes the Johnson said. “He sits next to me field in the fall, but it has big in the meeting room. He basicalshoes to fill. ly copies all the notes I write down. He’s a sponge. He’s doing For updates on the Rutgers footeverything he’s supposed to do ball team, follow Joey Gregory on right now.” Twitter @joey_gregory. For generNot only are the corneral Rutgers sports updates, follow backs new, but they are also @targumsports. facing a new group of receivers



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ormer Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel will enroll at Cincinnati, according to CBS Sports. Kiel will sit out the entire 2013 season and will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Bearcats. Kiel, a one-time five-star recruit according to Rivals, first committed to Indiana out of high school. He then committed to LSU before eventually deciding on head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish. But Kiel served as backup to Everett Golson last season as Golson led Notre Dame to the National Championship game. Kiel did not see the field during his time with the Irish. Kiel, a 6-foot-4 signal caller, was named Indiana’s “Mr. Football” in 2011 as a senior and was rated the No. 1 quarterback according to Rivals.



forward Cody Zeller will enter the 2013 NBA Draft, according to CBS Sports. Zeller, a second-team Associated Press All-American, is the second Hoosier to declare for the draft after junior guard Victor Oladipo announced his intentions to forgo his senior year. In his second season with Indiana, Zeller averaged 16.5 points per game and 8.1 rebounds. The 7-foot for ward led Indiana to the Sweet 16 before Syracuse defeated the Hoosiers, 61-50. According to CBS Sports, Both Zeller and Oladipo are projected top-10 picks. Together, they averaged 52.1 points and 23.0 rebounds per game. Indiana is the remaining outright Big Ten regular-season Champion.




Patriots submitted a one-year offer sheet yesterday on free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, according to CBS Sports. The of fer sheet is wor th $2.5 million. The former Steelers wideout visited New England in the beginning stages of the free agency period. The Steelers will have five days to match the offer. If they do not, the Patriots have the opportunity to extend Sanders’ deal, but only if his cap number goes up. The offer sheet for Sanders comes after the Patriots were unable to retain Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker, who signed with the Denver Broncos.

THE BOSTON RED SOX have placed starting pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list, according to ESPN. Lackey was placed on the DL with strained right biceps. In his lone appearance this season, Lackey lasted 4.1 innings in a loss as he allowed two r uns on five hits with eight strikeouts. The Red Sox also activated shortstop Stephen Drew off of the seven-day disabled list after he suffered a concussion during spring training when he was hit in the batting helmet by Minnesota Twins lefthander Caleb Thielbar.

DOUBLEHEADER Houston pitches two solid innings of relief, but Rutgers still falls short CONTINUED FROM BACK Senior righthander Abbey Houston tossed two strong innings in relief to finish the game, but Villanova’s finish was never in doubt. Poppe continued to fool the Knights with riseballs, screwballs and heat in the low 60s to complete the shutout. “[Poppe] pitched well. She probably also changed her tactics a little bit [after the first game],” Nelson said. “The pitches we were getting ourselves out on were down low, whereas in the first game, she was throwing everything up and we laid off it.” In that first contest, the Knights took control early with a three-run blast from Bates in the top of the first. She would finish her outing at the plate 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Howard chipped in with a 2for-3 effort that included an RBI

double in the second inning and three runs scored. Junior first baseman Alexis Durando followed suit with a two-run single to put the Knights up, 6-0. Rutgers never looked back as it cruised to an 8-2 victory behind sophomore lefthander Alyssa Landrith’s seventh complete game of the season. Despite Landrith not allowing a runner past second base until the fifth inning, Nelson said she got by without her best stuff. “She wasn’t even as sharp as she has been,” Nelson said. “She had a couple situations that she had to pitch out of. She did a nice job.” After Poppe left the game in the second inning, Rutgers was left to deal with three relievers with contrasting repertories – another factor Nelson believes went into his team’s letdown in Game 2. “They mixed with three other pitchers who were really all junk

Head coach Jay Nelson warned his team about underestimating Villanova, as Rutgers stands well in the Big East. NISHA DATT, PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR

ball pitchers,” Nelson said. “They threw changeups and slow curves, so we got used to a different style of pitching.” While not panicking after it dropped a game against the last place team in the Big East, Nelson knows Rutgers squandered an opportunity to further solidify itself amongst the conference’s elite.

“Right now we’re treading water,” Nelson said. “We had the opportunity to really take control of our destiny in the Big East. We’re still a little precarious.” For updates on the Rutgers softball team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @Greg_P_Johnson. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.

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Senior provides leadership for Ballard BY AARON FARRAR CORRESPONDENT

The Rutgers women’s golf team left Maryland on Tuesday after it played one of its best rounds of golf this spring. The Scarlet Knights continued their trip north with a good feeling about the rest of the season. “I want to continue on the trend we had [Tuesday],” said head coach Maura Ballard. “I just hope for good conditions, [to] stay focused and play as well as we are able to play. We did that [Tuesday], and I would like to see more of that.” Ballard watched four of the five golfers shoot in the 70s at the completion of the third round, which was the most difficult day of action as the wind was stronger and challenged the team. At the conclusion of the Hoya Invitational, three Knights claimed spots in the top-30 of 80

The next stop for Rutgers is competitors and finished in the Brown Bear Invitational in eighth place. “Ever ything was going real- Rhode Island, another two-day ly well for me,” said senior event beginning Sunday. This Brittany Weddell, who paced will be the first time the the Knights. “Ever y day, my Knights will compete in putting improved, and that was this tournament. “It is going to be about a big thing for me to adjust to. I focusing on did better areas I feel I because I got used to the “I am trying to enjoy need to work on, like my shor t speeds of the every round ... I am a game,” Weddell greens. That realsaid. “That is for ly helped me in senior and I want the rest of the the last day. to go out there team, too. We Ever ything just will be doing a fell into place the and play.” lot of practice on last day.” BRITTANY WEDDELL the range for Weddell led Senior that. This tournathe way with a ment is new total score of 232 to ever yone.” and a 75 thirdWith a roster that contains an round score to finish tied for 15th. She was joined in that abundance of underclassmen, group by freshmen Samantha Weddell admits they have showed Moyal and Melanie Chambers, steady improvement. Their perwho tied for 24th and 29th, sistence in practice and in match situations proves their maturity. respectively.

“It is all about experience and being comfortable out there,” Weddell said. “Especially since we have five freshmen on the team, as the season goes on we need to get more comfortable and that is really important. They are developing more confidence in their games and it is going to exciting to see how they do in the last two tournaments of the spring.” Those two tournaments remaining in the spring season are the Knights’ final chances for their first tournament victor y. Rutgers has played with poise, and it was made evident this week. As Weddell’s career slowly comes to an end, she hopes to make the best of her last rounds on the team. “I am trying to enjoy every round that we have left,” Weddell said. “I am a senior and I want to go out there and play my best golf. I am excited.”


Two of the three members of the 2013 Rutgers men’s basketball recruiting class have wavered their commitments, according to The Newark Star-Ledger. Shane Rector and Chris Griffin have both re-opened their recruitment in the wake of former head coach Mike Rice’s firing from the University. Rector, a three-star point guard according to out of South Kent (Conn.) Prep, originally committed to the Scarlet Knights over of fers from Providence, Massachusetts, Dayton and Towson among others. At 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, Rector was expected to contribute off the bench for Rice. Griffin, a 6-foot-7-inch small forward from Wabash Valley (Ill.) Community College, is also a three-star player according to In addition his Rutgers offer, Griffin also received scholarship offers from Auburn, Kansas St., Mississippi St. and Texas-El Paso. Only Craig Brown, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Broward (Fla.) Community College remains in the fold for the Knights. Brown is an unranked prospect on Rivals, but holds offers from Auburn and NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed Gonzaga. Middle Tennessee State and Murray State also have shown interest. The wavering of both recruits will not help the Knights’ depth, as three players have already announced their attentions to leave the program. The biggest loss was sophomore guard Jerome Seagears, who said last week he would be leaving the program. Seagears was part of Rice’s strongest recruiting class in his three years as head coach, as he brought in seven players in 2011. Sophomore guard Malick Kone announced two weeks ago that he would not rejoin the program next season, and junior college transfer Vincent Garret — who did not receive substantial playing time in his lone year in Piscataway — also transferred last week. Barring more transfers, Rutgers has just six players returning from last season’s team who saw significant playing time. Two of them, sophomore guard Eli Carter and forward Greg Lewis, are still recovering from injuries. Lewis redshirted last season because of a knee injury, while Carter fractured his fibula Feb. 16 in the second half against DePaul. But more defections can come with changes to the coaching staff. Along with the roster instability, Rutgers still has to name an athletic director and a head coach. Carl Kirschner was named interim Athletic Director on Wednesday by the University. He served in that same capacity in 2009 when former Athletic Director Bob Mulcahy was fired and replaced by Tim Pernetti.

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Senior John Fagan maintains a good attitude, despite missing consecutive tournaments for the first time since 2010. JOEY GREGORY / SEPTEMBER 2012

Captain keeps positive outlook during slump BY AARON FARRAR CORRESPONDENT

There has been one person on the Rutgers men’s golf team who strongly supported the team, even in the midst of his own struggles. Senior John Fagan has yet to shy away from encouraging the Scarlet Knights to reach their potential. The team appreciates Fagan’s enthusiasm and the positive attitude he brings to the team and on the course. “He is a very personable guy and fun to be around,” said junior Jonathan Renza. “He brings to the team a kind of fun mentality, but also he comes to work. He is always prepared and is always trying to make the team better. He has been a very good leader.” The two-time captain’s play has suffered this spring and has resulted in zero appearances in tournament action. The last time Fagan sat out for consecutive matches was in spring of 2010, when he was not featured in any competition. The Flemington, N.J., product competed in four events in the fall and played 10 rounds. His best outing was at the Lehigh Invitational in October, where he tied for 23rd and tallied a 156 in the Knights’ second place finish. Despite his recent slump, head coach Rob Shutte said Fagan does not allow frustration to affect his positivity to break out of his woes. He said it has been a struggle, but it is something he can overcome. “He has kept his composure and has been really positive about it,” Shutte said. “He does not let it drag anybody else down. He has been a very important part of the program.” Fagan continues to show up to practice ever y day and has

worked hard to polish his game. The recent third-place finish at the Whiting Turner Towson Invitational on April 2 inspired him to work even harder in hopes of returning to the lineup. As the sole senior on the team, Fagan experienced numerous coaching changes in his four years, but feels he adapted well to each transition and leadership style. His goal of becoming a better golfer never escaped his mind, no matter who was the coach. “I have definitely improved year by year here,” Fagan said. “It is pretty good to see that happen and it is great that we have a coach that really pushes us and coaches us hard to keep improving.” Now in his final year, Fagan credits his coach for his desire to end his career on a high note. With only two tournaments to go, he hopes to continue to be the teammate the Knights have come to respect and admire. Passion for the sport has not abandoned Fagan and continues to drive him. He applied his coach’s advice to his approach. “[Shutte] stresses to enjoy playing competitive golf,” he said. “[I have] to go out there and not have any regrets and give it my all. He really pushed me to try my best and keep working because after this, there is not much competitive golf left.” Even if he does not return to action this year, he has one goal that he hopes the Knights will achieve: a tournament title. “I want the team to win a tournament,” Fagan said. “I still want to play well individually, but I would rather see the team get a [win] because that is something that has never happened in my career at Rutgers.”

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Despite Rutgers’ nine-game skid, junior midfielder Matt Klimchak has recorded a hat trick in two consecutive games against Villanova and Princeton. After missing the first four games with an injury, Klimchak has collected seven goals and two assists. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Veteran aids Rutgers with strong play after injury BY JIM MOONEY STAFF WRITER

For the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team, several younger players have had breakout seasons. But it is the healthy return of one of its upperclassmen that has been the teams most significant. Redshirt junior midfielder Matt Klimchak missed the 2012 season due to injury, and was sidelined early this season. Now healthy, he has stepped up his game considerably. “For the last two of three weeks since he has gotten

healthy from an early season injur y, Matt has been playing with some swagger,” said head coach Brian Brecht. “Obviously he’s had a lot of confidence to go along with that. He’s a talented player and as he has gotten stronger. We’re going to lean on him more as we go down the home stretch here.” In his past two games, Klimchak has two consecutive hat tricks against Villanova and Princeton. His recent scoring surge could not have come at a better time for the Scarlet Knights, as they continue to

find a way to compensate for the loss of freshman goaltender Kris Alleyne. Alleyne suffered an upperbody injury two games ago, but might be available Saturday against Syracuse. Rutgers needs all it can to get out of its nine-match losing streak. But Klimchak has excelled on the man-up oppor tunities this season for the Knights as they continue to search for their first victor y since Feb. 19 against Wagner. Four of Klimchak’s seven goals this season has come from the

Knights in a man-up attack on their opponent. His level of play has not come as a surprise to Klimchak’s teammates, as he has produced at a high caliber when healthy. In his sophomore season, Klimchak started nine games and scored 10 goals despite missing time with an injury. Klimchak also finished his high school tenure fifth in New Jersey history for career points, despite missing his senior season with an injury. He was also an Under Armour AllAmerican in his junior year at A.L. Johnson (N.J.) High School.

Klimchak has also produced when the quality of competition has improved. In two career games against Princeton — currently the No. 9 team — Klimchak has seven career goals and one assist, good for eight points against the Tigers. The Knights need Klimchak to continue his hot streak in the final weeks of the regular season, as they will face their toughest stretch of play. Rutgers finishes up the season with two top-10 opponents — No. 7 Duke and No. 8 Syracuse — in its final three games.


Top-10 foes await RU in schedule BY JOSH BAKAN SPORTS EDITOR

Currently holding a ninegame losing streak, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team lacks opportunities the rest of the regular season for easy wins. The Scarlet Knights’ upcoming schedule features two of the top 10 teams in the nation. Rutgers resumes action Saturday against No. 8 Syracuse, who has only two losses — each by only one goal. The Orange recently beat No. 9 Princeton on Saturday, 13-12. The Tigers beat the Knights on Wednesday, 13-8. The Knights continue April 20 against No. 7 Duke, who holds a seven-game winning streak that stretches back to March 2 against No. 1 Maryland, a 16-7 defeat. Rutgers was not fortunate against either team last year. Duke defeated the Knights, 16-8 in last year’s season opener.

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Sophomore excels for nation’s second-ranked ‘D’ BY IAN ERHARD STAFF WRITER

Defender Hollie DiMuro manages to stand out on a team that ranks second in the nation in scoring defense. The sophomore leads the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team in caused turnovers and groundballs and stands among the top 30 in the countr y in both categories. But that does not stop DiMuro from stressing how important her teammates are to her success. “They allow me to go out and do what I do best, which is cause turnovers and get groundballs,” she said. “And I know if I don’t get it, they have my back.” With a defensive corps that consists mainly of juniors, DiMuro fits right in. She is in her third year on the field after redshir ting her freshman season. In her first full season of action, DiMuro started each game and led the Scarlet Knights in groundballs with 30 to go along with 23 turnovers. In Sunday’s game against Syracuse, she surpassed her groundball total from last season with four, in addition to three caused turnovers. Her per formance can be somewhat credited to a personal rivalr y. “I played at high school with one of the girls [on Syracuse],” DiMuro said. “She was playing offense, I was playing defense,

Sophomore defender Hollie DiMuro (25) has helped Rutgers, the nation’s second-best scoring defense, allow double-figure goals only twice. DiMuro causes more than one turnover on average per game. MARIELLE SUMERGIDO, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR and it was just going head to head. I think I came up really big with it.” While the Knights lost that game, along with their two previous Big East matchups, the defense has maintained its solid play. “As a defense, we’re keeping our goal up and I think we’re rising to the challenge,” DiMuro said. After allowing 10 goals against the Orange, the defense has allowed opposition doubledigit scoring only twice.


Knights defeat SHU with doubles play BY MIKE KOSINSKI CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Rutgers tennis team finished its home schedule yesterday with a 6-1 victor y against rival Seton Hall. It was a match the Scarlet Knights (12-7, 4-2) needed to win after a loss to Syracuse in their last match. “It is always a great feeling to win against Seton Hall.” said head coach Benjamin Bucca. Rutgers dropped its first singles match, but the team controlled the pace for the rest time on the court. “We started off a little bit slow, but as the matches went on and we fought through and came out on top,” said freshman Mariam Zein. The Knights were able to win all three of their doubles matches despite the solid play of Seton Hall (5-11, 2-4). Junior Vanessa Petrini and freshman Gina Li captured the No. 1 doubles point, 8-7. Freshmen Lindsey Kayati and Mariam Zein won the second doubles match, 8-6. Rutgers took control with its play in third doubles, as junior Stefania Balasa and sophomore

Lindsay Balsamo dominated the match with an 8-1 victory. And despite a loss in No. 1 singles by Petrini — Seton Hall’s Chloe Sher defeated Petrini 6-1, 6-2 — Li, Kayati, Balasa, Zein and Balsamo all were able to control their individual matches on the way to the Big East victory. “Overall, we played fantastic tennis in singles and really dominated while playing aggressive,” Bucca said. This was a match that Rutgers could not lose as it continued its quest for a high seed in the Big East Championships. Every match has been very important during their fourmatch Big East stretch, as the Knights are currently 2-1 during that span. Georgetown serves as the last chance for Rutgers to improve its seeding for the tournament when the Hoyas host the Knights this weekend in their Big East finale. This victory was a complete team effort from Rutgers, but it will take another strong performance like the one it received yesterday in order to succed in Washington, D.C. The Big East Championships begin April 18 in Tampa.

The other occasion was a 12-10 victor y on March 19 against Princeton. Assistant coach Lisa Staedt Ojea noted the importance of DiMuro to this defense as an individual player. “Her play can make us or break us, and she’s told that all the time,” Ojea said. “But the bottom line is, we know she can create a lot of oppor tunities for our team, we have to have her back.” DiMuro averages more than one caused turnover per game,

but Ojea said the Knights’ defense must be ready to back her up incase she misses. With prior experience coaching at Louisville, James Madison and Virginia Tech, Ojea credits the pure talent of this team to its ability to be so stingy in allowing goals. “They don’t do anything special, we’re not in a high-pressure defense,” she said. “We’re not in a defense that’s creating things you don’t see from other teams. What you are seeing is people going into double teams and everybody

having each others’ back.” She said the defense has learned from her and progressed since she arrived at Rutgers last season, but she noted the players’ talents go far beyond her coaching. “This year they’ve taken all the tools I’ve given them, plus a great core of returners, and then they’ve made it their own,” she said. “They’ve used what I’ve given them, and then have taken off and done things that I can’t teach them that are just so much more instinctive.”

DEFENDING IN STYLE Rutgers women’s lacrosse sophomore Hollie DiMuro leads the team with 31 groundballs this season. PAGE 23 TWITTER: @TARGUMSPOR TS DAILYTARGUM.COM/SPOR TS TARGUMSPOR TS.WORDPRESS.COM

GAINING GROUND The Rutgers tennis team helped its case for a high Big East Tournament seed in yesterday’s 6-1 victory against Seton Hall. PAGE 23

BACK AT IT Midfielder Matt Klimchak has returned smoothly from an injury sustained last season. PAGE 22


QUOTE OF THE DAY “He basically copies all the notes I write down. He’s a sponge.” — Rutgers football sophomore cornerback Tejay Johnson on freshman cornerback Nadir Barnwell




Freshmen transition to secondary BY JOEY GREGORY CORRESPONDENT

Each defensive position for the Rutgers football team suf fered some losses following last season, but none more than the cornerbacks. After the graduation of Marcus Cooper and Brandon Jones coupled with Logan Ryan’s departure for the NFL, the cornerbacks became the only group on defense to not have at least one returning starter. That left junior Gareef Glashen and sophomore Tejay Johnson — neither earned a start last season — atop the depth chart. But the biggest impact might be from players that have yet to play a single defensive snap for the Scarlet Knights. With the recent losses to the cornerback corps, players like redshirt freshman Ian Thomas and early enrollees Nadir Barnwell and Delon Stephenson may earn significant playing time. “People are doing very well [in practice],” Johnson said. “The young guys are learning faster. Ian has been playing so exceptionally that he has been rotating with me and Gareef.” SEE


Sophomore outfielder Jackie Bates paced the Knights with two RBI and three runs in Rutgers’ 8-2 victory in the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader versus Villanova. RU lost the second game. NISHA DATT, PHOTO EDITOR / FILE PHOTO / MARCH 2013

RU splits road doubleheader BY GREG JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT

For all of his team’s well-rounded performances, Rutgers head softball coach Jay Nelson cannot quite figure out what eludes the Scarlet Knights from stringing together larger win streaks. He cautioned the Knights to not take Villanova lightly, but even Nelson was stumped by what he saw yesterday in Villanova, Pa. After the Knights tagged righthander Kate Poppe for six runs in two innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader, Rutgers could muster little more than three hits against Villanova’s ace in Game 2 as the Knights split the series.

Often teams improve against a pitcher the second time around, but what Rutgers did was uncharacteristic. Nelson did his best to explain what transpired after the Knights fell, 3-0, in the second game. “I think we were a little overaggressive in the second game where we go ahead in some good hitting counts, but swung at bad pitches to get ourselves out,” he said. “And I don’t know why.” After junior outfielder Loren Williams led off the game with a single, sophomore outfielder Chandler Howard followed with a walk. But a 4-3 double play on a line drive off the bat of sophomore outfielder Jackie Bates set an ominous tone for Rutgers.

The Knights (22-15, 6-5) would not collect another hit until the fifth inning, though Nelson insists there was also some bad luck involved on balls they put on play. “We didn’t get a hit, but we hit the ball,” Nelson said. “We hit a couple line drives. … I think we also put a hit and run on where we hit a line drive to the second baseman that a little bit to the right — we’re [on] first and third and in business.” Freshman righthander Dresden Maddox matched Poppe on the mound through four innings, but caved in the fifth as she allowed two singles and a double to put the Wildcats (14-20, 2-9) up, 2-0. SEE



MLB SCORES New York M. Philadelphia

3 7

Cincinnati St. Louis

0 10

New York Y. Cleveland

14 1

Pittsburgh Arizona

2 10

Tampa Bay Texas

2 0

Toronto Detroit

8 6

MATT TIETZ, freshman third baseman, hit 3-for-4 in Tuesday’s 15-14 loss to Fordham in the Bronx, Tietz has batted .300 in his past five games with five RBI.

Tejay Johnson, center, is one of Rutgers’ most experienced cornerbacks this season. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER





vs. Princeton

vs Cincinnatti

Spec Towns Invitational

Spec Towns Invitational

Today, 3:30 p.m. RU Softball Complex

Tomorrow, 3:00 p.m. Bainton Field

Tomorrow Athens, Ga.

Tomorrow Athens, Ga.

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