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Barchi updates Board of Governors, answers students’ questions BOG condemns Rice’s actions, seeks to address failed practices of incident

Barchi says University should fix its processes at RUSA town hall

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With a quavering voice, Vice Chairman Gerald Har vey began the Board of Governors meeting yesterday by condemning Mike Rice’s actions and supporting his termination, which took place last week. Rice, the former head men’s basketball coach, was fired last week after a video surfaced displaying his physical and verbal abuse of his players. The University faced criticism after the scandal drew national coverage for not taking swifter action against Rice. “We are absolutely determined to ensure the well-being of all students here at Rutgers University,” he said. “[The governors] seek good governance. … We want to follow best practices, and where we have failed to address best practices, understand what those

University President Rober t L. Barchi opened the Rutgers University Student Assembly town hall for discussion last night at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. In light of the situation involving former head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, a student representative from RUSA asked the president how he will prevent a similar incident from happening again. Barchi said in the process of looking for a new athletic director, he formed a search committee to represent a broad cross-section of the University that reflects his own ideals. When selecting members of the committee, he did not consider their prestige. Rather, Barchi said

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Black Student Union to host Unity Day for cultural mixing Event to feature live music, dance performances

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Clockwise from top left: University President Robert L. Barchi updates the Board of Governors on the Strategic Planning Initiative. Barchi answers students’ questions at the Rutgers University Student Assembly town hall. Katherine Yabut, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, asks Barchi a question. A basketball player’s mother, Susan Kelley, announces support for the new interim athletic director.

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Danielle McCarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, revealed her findings in a study which found that impulsive people who smoke have more difficulty quitting than non-impulsive smokers. PAUL SOLIN

BY JUSTINA OTERO CORRESPONDENT

The University boasts excellence in diversity, but often, diverse groups do not have the chance to mingle with each other. In hopes of promoting unity among the University’s diverse population, the Black Student Union will host its 37th annual Unity Day tomorrow at 2 p.m. at SEE

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Study finds impulsive smokers have harder time quitting BY SHAWN SMITH CORRESPONDENT

A new study finds that impulsive people who smoke have more difficulty quitting than non-impulsive smokers, said Danielle McCarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology.

McCarthy discussed her study yesterday at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research in New Brunswick. She said the study was conducted because according to the Centers for Disease Control in 2011, 69 percent of smokers want to quit annually, but only 52 percent

actually try to quit. The overall population three-month success rate is only six percent of smokers. She said that 35 percent are smoke-free after 6 to 12 months later with treatment, including medication or transplants, and 50 percent of lifetime smokers have been able to quit.

Dr. Howard Leventhal, professor of Health Psychology, gave a brief introduction before McCarthy’s presentation, highlighting her experience in the field and expertise with the study. “[McCarthy] has been a member of this community for a long time, SEE

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NJPIRG, representatives look to inform students on loan interest rates teachers, our future writers, our future professionals, our future scientists, and they need these loans as much as anybody,” he said. As a dean, Papathomas said he meets many students struggling with loans and sympathizes with them. He imagined how difficult it would be if he personally SABRINA SZTEINBUM had such a loan after finishing CONTRIBUTING WRITER his degree. “Nowadays, people need to June 1 is looming, and for borrow money to graduate, many University students and then after they graduate, throughout the country, this date they find themselves looking signifies the time when student for jobs for a year or two loan interest rates will double. before they even get Student representatives from employed,” he said. New Jersey Public Interest Papathomas also talked Research Group, along with John about how even with the curConnelly, president of the rent 3.4 percent interest rate, Rutgers University Student the banks turn profit. So when Assembly, held a press conferthe rates rise, it is because of ence on the steps of Brower banks’ greed. Commons on the College Avenue Connelly, also a member of campus yesterday in response to the board of directors for the this issue. United States Student The goal was to inform stuAssociation, said he appreciated dents about the changes that seeing Obama stand up for Pell President Barack Obama plans Grants, which benefit workingto enact changes regarding stuclass families. dent loans, and voice the stance As a graduatthey are taking on ing senior, the issue. “We have $1 trillion Connelly is happy Justin Habler, a School of Arts and of not real money in with the president’s “Pathways Sciences junior, our economy, if you Back to Work talked about Americans NJPIRG’s “photo remember the 2008 for Looking For petition,” an initiahousing crisis, that’s Jobs” initiative, tive where stuwhich focuses on dents take a pica big problem.” youth employture with a “Don’t JOHN CONNELLY ment. Obama is Double my Rate” President of the giving the prosign which Rutgers University Student gram $12.5 billion NJPIRG sends to Assembly to help young local officials. people find jobs. “It’s a lot more Connelly disef fective when cussed the reasons why students legislators and Congress peoshould be worried about the loan ple see the faces that they are interest rates. actually going to be affecting “We need to work to move with the decision instead of the conversation away from just seeing the names, because how to create less debt to how they see a lot of names,” to avoid debt altogether,” he said. he said. Habler said as a part of their Connelly emphasized the 1 campaign, NJPIRG is gathering trillion dollars of student stories from students with studebt mark, reached about two dent loan debt to make sure that years ago. Congress notices the people it “We have $1 trillion of not will affect. real money in our economy, and In addition to the photo petiif you remember the 2008 houstion and story gathering, Alef ing crisis, that’s a big problem,” Tadese, an NJPIRG volunteer he said. and School of Arts and Sciences Connelly said as a countr y, first-year student, said the the United States should move group aims to gather 1,500 away from variable rate intersigned petitions before the est loans and take on fixed end of the semester as a part of interest rates. Fixed rates the campaign. make it possible for families to Thomas Papathomas, Busch budget for the future, because campus dean, feels strongly they know exactly the amount about the rise of student-loan of money they will need to pay interest rates. With more than of f a loan. 16,000 students receiving finan“Students in the future won’t cial assistance each year, he said know how much student debt students of the lower and middle they’re actually going to be in classes are struggling to move when they sign up for those upward in society when saddled loans, which adds a lot of with debt. uncer tainty into what are “Rutgers University plays a already economically turbulent ver y critical role in educating times,” he said. our future leaders, our future

President Barack Obama planning to enact changes by June 1

Blogger Mia Mingus spoke yesterday at the Livingston Student Center on the injustices she faced growing up disabled and queer. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Blogger speaks out against social, disability injustices BY NICK SIWEK CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Activist, writer, queer blogger and disabled Korean adoptee Mia Mingus speaks against social injustice in her blog “Leaving Evidence.” Mingus gave a speech on Thursday in the Livingston Student Center about her background and the difficulties she has been dealing with her entire life in consideration of her physical disabilities, as well as being a queer Korean adoptee growing up in the Caribbean. Mingus is involved in the Rainbow Writers series as a part of the month-long event known as “Gaypril.” Mingus came to the U.S. Virgin Islands as an infant, and was stricken with polio afterward, leaving her crippled, she said. She said the unsavory treatment she received from the doctors and brace-makers she interacted with made her question the politics of medicine as well as beauty. “I hated the whole process. I was forced to wear a brace from the time I was 6 months old until the time I was a sophomore in college. I finally stopped wearing it on my own accord,” Mingus said. Careless remarks of medical workers made Mingus feel insecure of her appearance to the world, she said. She said she attempts to let newly disabled people understand they need to work through the surprisingly unfavorable treatment they receive from physicians and whoever else they must deal with to treat their disability. Mingus prefers to use the term disabled, as opposed to

the more politically correct term differently abled, because she feels that it is more accessible and automatically has a political context. Zaneta Rago, assistant director of Center of Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, a campus-wide organization, helped organize and set up the event. She said she personally followed Mingus’s blog and has seen her speak and do workshops.

“I was forced to wear a brace from the time I was 6 months old until the time I was a sophomore in college.” MIA MINGUS Blogger

“She is really good at finding a link between disability justice and other social injustices,” Rago said. Mingus said she both chose and felt obligated to write, given her disability, gender and race. She likes the feeling of obligation for the movements she is involved in. Mingus prides herself on providing accessible writing in her blog geared toward ethnic, disabled and queer women. She describes her writing style as bulletproof. “If you tell it in a way that doesn’t deny anyone else their truth or doesn’t ask anyone else to silence their truth, then I really believe it’s bulletproof writing,” Mingus said.

Amarilis Rodriguez, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, heard about the event through the Center for Social Justice. She was interested in Mingus because she is currently doing research on peer migrants from Puerto Rico. “Her work is … very attractive because it’s different than scholarly writing, but just as valid and informative,” Rodriguez said. “It allows a more honest truth to come out about social issues.” Mingus said writing saved her life because it is a way to have a conversation with herself, allowing her to work through the issues that occupy her mind. She was the only disabled person in her family, so writing was crucial to her self-expression. Merz Lim, assistant director of the Asian American Cultural Center, said he also helped set up and organize the event. He praised Mingus for her intersectional approach to social justice. “[The event] is a great way for both offices [Center of Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities and The Asian American Cultural Center] to collaborate in terms of social justice, LGBT and AsianAmerican culture,” he said. Although Mingus has only considered herself a writer for the past five years, she has been writing since a very young age, citing journal entries and short stories as her first works. She said she was 1 of possibly 5 creative people on the island she grew up on. She said a publisher approached her about writing a book in 2007. She is now in the process of collecting speeches and essays she has done over the years.


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DAY Stevens says University prides itself on diversity, but lacks unity CONTINUED FROM FRONT the Paul Robeson Cultural Center on Busch campus. The free event will consist of live music and dance performances, food and opportunities to connect with various cultural organizations, said Iris Stevens, vice president of BSU. Sir Michael Rocks, from the hip-hop group The Cool Kids, will headline the event. Stevens, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said BSU facilitates both social and cultural awareness with its members and seeks to reach out to the rest of the University community through tomorrow’s event. “Rutgers prides itself on its diversity … but diversity without unity actually comes off to be pretty pointless,” she said. “We do have all these groups and different people from different places but if they’re all in their

different bubbles then you can’t embrace the diversity that the University has to offer.” From interacting with different students on a daily basis, she said the group needs to be culturally conscious by understanding and accepting those differences. “There are many different people and some people aren’t used to others. You [have] to be mindful of people … and accepting that difference isn’t a bad thing,” she said. Kori Newallo, president of BSU, said they planned for the event to have a wide range of organizations to represent the entire University community. “What we try to do with our statement of unity is show we aren’t just one organization — not just a black organization,” said Newallo, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. “We want to provide a unified environment for people to come, perform … and

have a good time in a very stress free setting. That’s Unity Day.” As the years progress, she said BSU hopes to expand the representation among organizations even further. She would also like to see this expansion in the performances as well. “We have a big division whether you see it or not,” she said. “Most organizations stay

“When you’re at such a large school it’s easy to feel lost and not have a place to call home.” IRIS STEVENS School of Arts and Sciences Junior

within their cultural boundaries and with Unity Day, we’re knocking down those boundaries. We’re knocking down these walls and we want everyone to come together and be one … that’s what we are trying to promote.” In doing so, students will be able to see what they can offer

each other when joined together, said Chris Bradshaw, BSU treasurer. “The point … is to show that each of us brings something that is valuable to the table, that is significant and different at the same time that it is necessar y … [respecting] each other’s humanity in the same atmosphere is something that is very necessary,” said Bradshaw, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. He said this is especially important for University students’ generation since they tend to have a mental hierarchy when considering how people should be treated. “It’s necessar y in a time where people look at others, like those in the LBGTQ community, and think ‘less than,’” he said. “So being able to bring all those different lifestyles, cultures and faces together, we recognize each other’s humanity in a way that reaffirms us as human beings.” Since variations in cultures may not always be easily understood, Stevens said the organization also aims to provide students with a sense of belonging.

“When you’re at such a large school it’s easy to feel lost and not have a place to call home … and that’s what an organization like Black Student Union is for a lot of people,” she said. “It’s like their second family here — a safe haven.” Bradshaw said Unity Day would provide a different experience for those unfamiliar with cross-cultural interaction. “We are introducing people who might not have had the chance to be introduced into different cultures in a comfortable environment and to be able to engage in those kinds of things and take away a cultural significance that will be reverberated,” he said. Newallo said she wants the event to have a judgment-free environment where students can gain a deeper level of consideration toward one another. “It’s open to anybody. We’re asking everybody who is a part of the Rutgers community to come out. We even have people from outside of Rutgers from different colleges … It’s really open to anyone, you don’t have to be a part of an organization to come to Unity Day,” Stevens said.


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SMOKERS Data from 10 years ago shows smoking rate at 18 percent CONTINUED FROM FRONT working out in Wisconsin before coming here,” he said. “She has a sharpness of intelligence and a depth of knowledge. She is an anchor for this program.” According to the Institutes website, McCarthy’s research focuses on the development and refinement of treatments to help people stop smoking cigarettes. Her special interest is in identifying mediators of treatment effects as a part of a strategy for enhancing smoking cessation treatments, according to the website. Her research gathers empirical support for models of addiction to improve treatments. McCarthy said she started the study on tobacco dependence because most people take for granted that smoking is bad. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Five to 10 years ago, 21 percent of American’s smoked cigarettes, she said. That figure has dropped to 19 percent today, but it could be better. “We need to get beyond the 35 percent glass ceiling we are at,” she said. “Sixty five percent of smokers use nothing when trying to quit, when there are all these resources available to them. There are medications, treatments, and even free help lines they can call.” Smoking reinforces behavior that smokers have become accustomed to, McCarthy said. They feel crabbiness, sadness,

Danielle McCarthy, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, said 21 percent of Americans smoked cigarettes five to 10 years ago. PAUL SOLIN depression and restlessness. While it could just be a bad day, these could also be the effects of withdrawal from not smoking. “You grab your cigarettes to stop these feelings from coming on,” she said. “We need to try a top-down approach. Steps have already been taken, such as banning smoking in public places like classrooms and theaters.” Researchers tested the impulsiveness of the smokers using the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment, McCarthy said. In the original test, children were placed in a room with a marshmallow and told if they did not eat it, they would be rewarded later with a second marshmallow.

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For the researchers version of the test with smokers, McCarthy said 35 participants were individually placed in an empty room with concrete walls, and nothing but a table and a fancy dinner tray that held two cigarettes, a lighter and an ashtray. Participants were asked not to smoke for at least 12 hours prior, and had their carbon monoxide levels checked to ensure they had not smoked, McCarthy said. This ensured they would be craving a cigarette by the time they took the test. “They were told they could smoke if the urge became too overwhelming,” she said. “Out of

the 35 participants, 26 smoked during the test.” Along with this test, the study initially star ted with 1,039 interested applicants, McCarthy said. They had to be over the age of 18 and smoke about a half a pack of cigarettes a day for six months. “Out of the 1,039 interested, 276 passed our screening, 136 enrolled and by the end 110 had been retained,” she said. The participants were given a Palm device and asked to take a sur vey four times a day, McCarthy said. They were also given a behavioral disinhibition test after each survey.

A participant was shown a letter every random interval of one, two or four seconds and asked to press the GO button for every letter except “X,” she said. They were paid $0.02 for every correct answer. They were not informed that “X” had a 10% chance of showing up during the test. The survey would ask questions about instant gratification, McCarthy said. It would feature questions asking if the participant would prefer $24 now or $25 in a week, and would change the following questions based on their answer. “If they would take the [$24] now, the next question would ask if they would prefer $15 now or $25 in a week,” she said. “If they chose to wait, the first amount would be increased and they would be asked if they would prefer $35 now or $100 in a week.” The researchers found that people are consistent, McCarthy said. If they smoke today, they are 3.2 times likely to smoke tomorrow. If they had an urge to smoke today, they were 1.25 times likely to smoke tomorrow. After the study, she said it would need to be modified to focus on more controllable factors. Impulsiveness was not as related to daily smoking as originally thought, and urge was a key variable. “Impulsiveness creates a conflict between immediate goals and future goals,” she said. Dr. Stephen Crystal, Board of Governors professor at the University, said the presentation was intriguing. “This is another perspective of things that happen when we dig in to something we may not understand very well,” he said. “This helps us see the complexity and multi-dimensional of the issue.”


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GOVERNORS Barchi says response rate from student surveys is more than 15 percent CONTINUED FROM FRONT failures are and what we can do to improve.” Harvey said the University would engage independent counsel to seek an independent review and the review would be expeditious, but not hurried. “We have to get this review right and we have to get the recommendations fully understood and vetted,” he said. An energetic University President Robert L. Barchi took a different approach than usual in his update to the board, standing before them rather than sitting. “I’ve been just so energized by the fact that when we send these surveys out to faculty and staff and administration, we are getting response rates of over 50 percent,” he said. He said the response rate from students is over 15

percent, which he describes as “astronomical.” Barchi also revealed the University community’s average response to the question of how much the University needs to change — on a scale from 1 through 10, with one meaning no change, the results stood at 4.5. “We are about half of the way into the actual [strategic] planning process, you know I promised you a draft version of the plan. … The final plan I will have to you next fall in October,” he said. He said the final plan would be one that would not be able to satisfy all parties, but ever yone’s concerns will still be taken into account. Barchi also announced the establishment of an Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Its first vice president, current Dean of the School of Communication and Information

University President Robert L. Barchi gave the Board of Governors an update on the strategic planning initiative yesterday on the College Avenue campus. JULIAN CHOKKATTU, NEWS EDITOR Jorge Schement, will assume his new position in July. “Jorge is really there to organize the office, the organization is really going to come from our community,” Barchi said. He also announced that John Farmer, current dean of RutgersNewark School of Law, will be the new senior vice president and general counsel for the next 12 to 18 months. He will provide legal consultative support to Barchi and the University community.

“He was the New Jersey attorney general from 1999 to 2002, he served as the senior counsel for the 9/11 commission. … He has been virtually everything that he has to be,” Barchi said. Before the Board of Governors meeting, University men’s basketball players Wally Judge, Logan Kelley and a few others spoke to a pack of journalists surrounding them. Kelley’s mother, Susan Kelley, addressed the embarrassment her

family faced after Rice’s abuse was brought to light. She also mentioned her support for the new interim Athletic Director, David Cox. “Our family has suffered a huge blow … their trust and faith in coach Cox is imperative to the strength they showed this past season in the hope of next year,” she said. “Cox cares deeply about these young men, and is always there, involved in their goals to grow as students, basketball players and fine young men.”

University President Robert L. Barchi took questions from students yesterday at the Rutgers University Student Assembly town hall in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. NELSON MORALES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Margarita Rosario, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, asked why the University considers the Rutgers-Newark campus as existing solely for diversity. NELSON MORALES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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saying is how do we create a message that creates a unique identity for each of our campuses at the same time we create one for all three together,” he said. Barchi also addressed how the Integrated Postsecondar y Education Data System states that the University spends $15,000 on Rutgers New Brunswick students and only $8,000 on Rutgers-Newark students, despite the fact that they pay the same tuition. He said the University spends their data to IPEDS as a whole, and does not break the statistics down by campus, and someone in the government must have split these numbers up misleadingly. Barchi mentioned the flaws he sees in the state’s immigration reform. The reform could give any student, regardless of where her or she lives, access to in-state tuition if they attend a New Jersey high school. A person who lived in New Jersey and attended an in-state high school could live out of state for decades and still be offered instate tuition rates. “Those are very simple fixes,” he said. “They’re nothing to do with the fundamental point of

Top two values on Newark campus are access, diversity CONTINUED FROM FRONT he selected a group that has respect for gender, sexual preference, ethnicity and different points of view. “I’m not going to get stuck in a situation where I hire somebody who’s on to something that I can’t live with,” he said. The new athletic director should be a person who is committed to integrity, behaves ethically, works in the best interest in the safety of the students, and less importantly, draws in wins, he said. He highlighted how student athletes have one of the highest per formance ratings in the countr y. “I boast about that when I go to an [Association for American Universities meeting],” he said. “I’m interested in seeing teams that can win, and I’m interested in seeing teams that can be competitive, but not if it means we don’t have integrity in our

football program or our basketball program.” Katherine Yabut, the University Senate representative to the University’s Board of Trustees, said student leaders on campus were concerned when the president did not include them in the decisionmaking processes regarding the incident. Barchi said all levels of the University — trustees, governors and faculty — had similar concerns. He said the fast-paced nature of the incident led to communication problems. “They heard a lot about this for the first time on TV,” he said. Barchi originally wanted to ask members involved in the incident to temporarily step down from their positions pending an investigation, but needed to act faster once the issue became a political af fair. He believes this stems from process issues that need to be fixed, but did not specify how this needs to be addressed. Barchi also spoke about the rhetoric spreading about the University’s treatment of the Rutgers-Newark campus.

Margarita Rosario, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, asked why the University considers the Rutgers-Newark campus as existing solely for diversity. Barchi denied this claim, and said the confusion probably

“I’m not going to get stuck in a situation where I hire somebody who’s on to something that I can’t live with.” ROBERT L. BARCHI University President

stems from the Strategic Planning process. He said in surveys, students, faculty and administrators are asked to identify what makes their specific campus unique and noteworthy, and the results were put on a diagram for discussion. Results show that RutgersNewark’s top two values are access and diversity. “It’s not that I’m saying that campus shouldn’t be anything but access and diversity. ... What I’m

what the legislation is trying to do. Anyone that believes in what the law is trying to do would have no problems with these things. Just fix it.” The Office of Public Affairs plans to send an email to the student body Monday for those interested in sending a prewritten letter in favor of comprehensive immigration reform to the student’s two U.S. Senators and member of Congress based on zip code. Rosario also asked Barchi to elaborate on a questionable comment he made in a public meeting to a high-ranking professor. The professor was discussing her struggles as a woman of color, and Barchi wryly remarked on the discrimination white, older men face in universities. “Not in any way intended to belittle her experience, it was kind of just the opposite,” Barchi said. Barchi also said the University will answer students’ requests to extend 24-hour study spaces to the week before reading days, and to allocate prayer spaces for Muslim students on campus because Muslim places of worship are not within close proximity.


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City Board of Education candidates address students’ needs BY ZAINAB KHAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Unity Square, a partnership between Catholic Charities, the Diocese of Metuchen and Sacred Heart Church, held a forum yesterday for six candidates seeking board positions for New Br unswick’s first school board election which is scheduled to take place on April 16. The candidates addressed the public at Lord Stirling Elementar y School in New Brunswick. Those running for the 2013 Board of Education elections are incumbents Benito Ortiz, John Krenos, Patricia Sadowskia, and newcomers Martin Arocho, Sean Monahan and Stephanie Rivera. Members of the community and faculty from New Brunswick schools came out to hear candidates speak of the potential changes they would make if elected. The forum addressed questions by attendees to better help them make a decision on election day. “I personally know the incumbents but want to know what the new candidates have to offer and what makes them different from the rest. Most importantly I came here to find out what changes they’re looking to make,” said

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Deborah Eddie, a teacher at Paul Robeson High School. Incumbents and new candidates were asked questions on topics regarding educational programs, gang violence, parental involvement and standardized tests. “The pathway to a good job in America is education, and our school systems are not providing a quality education,” said Monahan, a University alumnus. While tackling issues regarding education, candidates shared similar views. “We need to encourage ever y parent to be involved in their children’s education. Tutoring is essential whether it be during school, after school or on weekends,” said Sadowski, incumbent Board of Education member. Parents, students and faculty members focused their questions on how the education system can be improved. “I never say our schools are bad, we just need to improve. I’ve been on the board for 16 years, great things are happening,” said Or tiz, another incumbent. “As an activist in New Brunswick, I will continue to make sure great things are happening.” When asked about the issue of challenges regarding

standardized testing, all candidates disproved of standardized testing to determining a child’s learning capabilities. “We need to take into consideration that standardized tests is not the right way. Education is beyond bubbling a sheet, there is much more to that,” said Rivera, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. To the same question, Sadowski responded that stan-

“Education is beyond bubbling a sheet, there is much more to that.” STEPHANIE RIVERA School of Arts and Sciences Junior

dardized tests put labels on children. She said standardized testing should only be used as a method of improvement. The forum addressed problems of gang violence in the New Brunswick community as well. Candidates provided potential solutions to these problems. “We need activities that keep kids away whether that is during the week and weekend,” said Arocho, a 16-year resident of New Brunswick.

Incumbents and new candidates all rejected supporting charter schools. “No, I will not support charter schools,” Rivera said. “We should make our public schools the best, and that’s what we will work towards.” Candidates were asked how they would improve academic proficiency and what steps they would take to ensure the steps will be effective. “We need Rutgers University students to help our students with academics,” Arocho said. “They can provide assistance by helping our students and guiding them.” According to the 2012 Middlesex County Needs Assessment, graduation rates in Middlesex decrease annually. Candidates were asked what the single most critical factor is to improve graduation rates. “We need to identify what’s holding our students back,” Rivera said. “Why aren’t they learning, or why don’t they want to learn. We can then solve issues more quickly.” Sadowski said a small learning community would give students individual attention, which is what they need. In closing remarks, all candidates thanked Unity Square for allowing them to hold the forum and said a few words on why they should be elected.

“We care about education,” Arocho said. “I want what is best for my kids and the kids in the community. We need to find ways to get parents involved and know what the children want. What goes inside the school is what should matter.” Ortiz said the schools are fine and the programs are functioning, and he wants support so that he can continue to do what he has been doing. But Rivera said something needs to be changed, and she feels she has only been able to address the issues so far because she works closely with New Brunswick students. “We have developed programs for ever ybody,” said Krenos, incumbent board member and administrator in the Department of Chemistr y and Chemical Biology at the University. “We have partnerships with just about everyone. You don’t need a new board member to implement new ideas. We are totally independent thinkers and are open to everything.” But Monahan said he wants to get the New Brunswick students on the path they need to be on. “The children’s future is going to affect our future,” Monahan said. New Brunswick residents will elect three people to the School Board.


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This big stinking dart is being shot straight at BarstoolU.com for their really dumb and offensive ranking of college campuses according to which it is the “sluttiest.” Not only did they slut-shame — not even with criteria — but they also publicized pictures of scantily clad college girls just to get a few hits. The entire site reeks of male chauvinistic sexism and that’s just not cool. Shame.

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The University is receiving $33 million in New Jersey tax credit, and we’re really excited to hear that the money is being put to good use. It will go toward building new residential housing for the honors program, which doesn’t sound like a bad idea. There are already highly anticipated plans for new general residential buildings on the College Avenue campus, so it’s a great thing to make sure all our bases are covered. This laurel is for 1,000 new beds for the honors students.

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DANCING DEEDS We definitely have to hand over a major laurel to Dance Marathon for a wildly successful 32 hours this past weekend. The entire University community came together for a fun-filled, high energy event, and with all the excitement they were able to raise over half a million dollars for the Embrace Kids Foundation. Not only were students all smiles, but we know the children will have plenty of smiles, too. Big ups to RU students.

MARGARET’S MYSTERY Margaret Thatcher, the United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister, passed away this week. Whether or not you agree with her politics, one thing is certain — more people should know about them. There was a lot of confusion about the lady politician’s death — thousands even mistook her for Cher. Of those that were at least sure about who really passed away, many were clueless about who the famous lady was, what she did or why her death was a significant. Here’s a dart for ignorance, folks.

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Open letter from University President Robert L. Barchi COMMENTARY ROBERT L. BARCHI

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n Februar y 21, I met with students from across the University and with student leaders in an open forum sponsored by the Rutgers University Student Assembly, and I met again with students last night at a second RUSA-sponsored open forum. These events, in addition to the three town hall meetings I scheduled during the spring, are all part of our broad effort to elicit feedback from the University community for our Strategic Plan. At the Februar y 21 meeting and again last night, I was heartened to see that one of the central concerns for students is an issue that I have been actively addressing for some time, namely affordable and accessible education. As someone who has dedicated an entire career to teaching and learning, I firmly believe that access to education is a fundamental right. At the open forum, I was moved by two University students who shared personal stories about their experiences as undocumented immigrants and their paths through the public educational system. These students are examples in our local community of a pressing issue that faces us nationally. I reiterated to these students and to all in attendance my firm commitment to a comprehensive immigration policy that would enable students who are undocumented immigrants to have the same educational opportunities as their

I have already indicated to policymakers peers as long as they fulfill certain eligibility requirements. Providing a path for and others that I would support the prosuccess in higher education must be posed state legislation if two changes were something that we consider to be a nation- made. The first would address the unintended consequence of providing in-state al imperative. Those of us who are members of aca- tuition rates to any out-of-state student who demic communities appreciate the impor- attended a private or parochial school in tance of education, and we value the New Jersey. Certainly, expanding New inherent power of learning. Moreover, on Jersey tuition rates to the residents of other a civic level, an educated citizenry means states is not sound public policy. The secthat the voting public is better informed ond would address the possibility that a on vital issues, which, in turn, ensures a New Jersey high school graduate could, years after moving healthy democracy. away from the And, on an economic level, an educated “State legislation alone will Garden State, insist on in-state tuition workforce helps crenot address the broader rates for either ate a more vibrant undergraduate or economy. Indeed, as issues for undocumented graduate study. we continue to transtudents ... Comprehensive Those who move sition from an industrial to a largely postimmigration reform requires away from New Jersey and start lives industrial economy federal action.” in other states should — one that is driven not receive in-state by technology and tuition when they are innovation — there has never been a greater need for an edu- no longer legal residents. These changes to the state legislation are simple and straightcated labor force. As I detailed my commitment to com- forward, and I’m confident that once these prehensive immigration reform during changes are implemented the bill will move the open forum, a number of students through the legislative process. As I stressed at the open forum, state and student groups invited me to add my voice to calls for pending legislation at legislation alone will not address the the state level. I certainly applaud stu- broader issues for undocumented students both for their active engagement dents and for undocumented residents. in the political process and, born of a Comprehensive immigration reform real humanitarian need, for the passion requires federal action. I wrote to New they bring to this issue in particular. As I Jersey’s congressional delegation earlier stressed during the open forum, my this year to highlight the importance of position differs from those of these stu- bipartisan efforts to address effective immigration reform, in particular a legdents only in scope, not in spirit.

Open letter from University lecturer TADZIO KOELB

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ear President Barchi:

I hope you will forgive me if I take the oppor tunity to use this dif ficult moment to raise what I think is an impor tant issue. Newspapers repor ting on the allegations surrounding former head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice have claimed his salar y was about to climb to as high as $700,000 per season. I teach core curriculum classes to between 80 and 90 students per year and earn $18,000 for two semesters, about $6,500 above the Census Bureau’s pover ty threshold for the continental United States (much of which is a great deal cheaper than the urban Nor theast). In other words, Rice, for leading a handful of students in a nonacademic activity through a single season, earned as much as 38 times my annual income — before his healthcare and benefits are accounted for (I receive none, which at least simplifies the math at my end).

Set aside that Rice’s behavior was characterized as criminal by his former colleagues, while my student assessments (to which I assume you have access) show that I regularly score above the average for instructors for the course, the level and the depar tment. Also set aside that my work, like his, involves numerous unpaid hours of preparation and external stresses. Let

“Rice, for leading a handful of students in a non-academic activity through a single season, earned as much as 38 times my annual income.” us look only at the matter in terms of what students receive and experience. Students playing basketball — indeed, under taking any activity — at the University deser ve to be treated with respect, and it was clearly with this need for respect in mind that you made the decision to terminate Rice’s employment. I suggest, however, that there is

another measure of respect that can be assessed in this situation: that students studying writing or pharmacology or ar t (and even those who are undeclared) deser ve the respect that is implied by paying their teachers a living wage, that the activities to which they devote themselves and their futures not be dismissed as only one-thir ty-eighth as impor tant as those of a spor ts team. This is an oppor tunity for the University to take a moral step and lead by example. Why not of fer the new basketball coach half of what you pay now and spend the money saved on improving the lives of adjuncts? At one-nineteenth the cost of Rice, many of us would still be a bargain. Such a decision might remind the world that this is an institution designed to educate, not enter tain, and could help reinforce the idea that spor ts success is not to be sought whatever the (moral or financial) cost. It might even ignite some needed debate about American education. I feel, perhaps naturally, that there is more to say on the matter, but I have papers to grade.

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Tadzio Koelb is a par t-time lecturer at the University.

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islative proposal commonly known as the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, which, among other things, remedies a section from the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act that has been interpreted to prohibit undocumented immigrants from receiving instate tuition at public universities based solely on a person’s residency. To fur ther underscore the importance of national immigration reform and how it affects higher education, I traveled to Capitol Hill in mid-March for meetings with New Jersey’s congressional delegation. I was encouraged not only by our representatives’ willingness to hear our ideas, but also by the bipartisan consensus that Congress is likely to achieve comprehensive immigration reform in the near future. Indeed, the House and Senate are likely to announce bipartisan versions of immigration bills in the coming weeks. I am gratified to see that policymakers in Trenton and Washington are finally converging on this important issue. I will continue to help them understand the impact of their decisions on higher education and to lend my support, counsel and assistance as they develop comprehensive reforms that allow the residents of our state and our nation the opportunity — through equal access to education — to pursue productive and meaningful futures.

Rober t L. Barchi is the president of the University.

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Sophomore midfielder Joseph Nardella will provide Rutgers with an advantage in the faceoff circle tomorrow against No. 9 Syracuse. Nardella is third in the NCAA in faceoff win percentage. He is also first in the BIg East in the same catagory. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

TEST Sophomore provides RU with strength in faceoff position CONTINUED FROM BACK “They are pretty good in the midfield, so we have to play solid on-ball defense and do a much better job than we did last week,” said junior defenseman Andrew Parrilla, who

caused a season-high five turnovers against Princeton. “I think if we play our game and we play the way we know we can play, we’ve proven that we can play with anyone.” Another concern for Rutgers is the status of freshman goaltender Kris Alleyne. Alleyne was injured April 6 against Villanova with an upper-body injur y and was a late scratch against Princeton. If he cannot go against Syracuse, classmate Jake

Andersen will most likely get the start. Andersen came off the bench against Princeton and stabilized the defense after Rutgers allowed three goals on four shots early against the Tigers. Statistically, Rutgers does have one clear advantage over Syracuse. Currently, the Orange have only won 44 percent of its faceoffs, while Rutgers possesses sophomore Joseph Nardella, who has been successful this season in the faceoff circle.

Nardella boasts a .651 percentage — tops in the Big East and third in the NCAA. Nardella credits most of his success this season to his teammates, both in games and on the practice field. “A lot of it has to do with the guys on the wings that have been helping me out a lot boxing out to give me time to get the ground balls, and they have been getting a lot of groundballs themselves,” Nardella said.

Controlling the tempo and possessions will be key for Rutgers to keep the high-powered Syracuse offense from scoring big numbers. “I think they have a lot of firepower offensively, so our defense is definitely going to have to show up and play,” Nardella said. “We are going to have to out-possess them, keep the turnovers down and really do well in the faceoff circle to limit their possessions since they like to get out and run in transition.”

REDEMPTION Cincinnati represents final home series for Knights until May CONTINUED FROM BACK Hill will use his normal threeman, weekend rotation, with senior righthander Tyler Gebler pitching in Game 2 while senior righthander Charlie Law takes the hill to start Game 3. Rutgers would benefit from a series win, and Law wants it more than anyone. “It’s extremely important,” Law said. “Obviously ever y series in the Big East is important, especially a series at home. We just lost to Seton Hall at home so we need to win a series here at Bainton Field so we can establish that we are really tough when we play at our home park.” This will be the last series at home for the Knights until May 3, when they host Connecticut. If Rutgers wants to get back to its hot play it experienced in its Big East series against Louisville and Villanova, Hill said its up to both his pitchers and batters to contribute. For updates on the Rutgers baseball team, follow Bradly Derechailo on Twitter @Bradly_D. For general updates on Rutgers sports, follow @Targumsports.

Senior lefthander Rob Corsi will provide Rutgers with stability out of the bullpen if its starting rotation struggles Friday when it hosts Cincinnati. Senior lefthander Rob Smorol will get the start in the first game. NISHA DATT, PHOTO EDITOR


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APRIL 12, 2013 TENNIS RUTGERS-CINCINNATTI, TOMORROW, 11 A.M.

RU aims to improve Big East seeding with win BY MIKE KOSINSKI CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Rutgers tennis team will conclude its regular season tomorrow in Washington, D.C., against Georgetown. The Scarlet Knights (12-7, 6-2) enter with a 6-1 victory yesterday against Seton Hall. They will need another strong team performance in order to defeat the Hoyas (14-4, 3-2). “We are playing good tennis and we’re looking forward to the challenge against Georgetown,” said head coach Ben Bucca. The Knights will need another strong performance from freshman Gina Li, who has played well in singles play this year with a 145 overall record while posting a 71 mark in Big East matches. Rutgers hopes to improve its play in doubles action against Georgetown. The Knights played two tight contests in doubles matches in their last match against Seton Hall.

Li and junior Vanessa Petrina lead the Knights in doubles, combining for a 10-5 record this season with a 5-2 record in Big East play. Georgetown has been very strong on familiar ground this season with a home record of 6-1. It is crucial for the Knights to start this match strong to take control of play in the early stages. “We have to be ready to fight, compete really hard and play good tennis,” said freshman Mariam Zein. This is a very important game for the Knights, as they want to end their season strong to enter the Big East Championships with a high seed. This match will determine their final seed entering the conference championships. “Beating Georgetown would be great for us to get a better seed for the Big East Championships,” Zein said. If Rutgers can enter the Big East Championships with wins in three of its last four, it will be better situated for success in the tournament.

Freshman Gina Li grabbed her 14th singles match win Wednesday against Seton Hall. She lost only one game in her singles matchup against the Pirates. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Sophomore righthander Abbey Houston threw four innings for Rutgers before getting pulled in favor of freshman righthander Dresdon Maddox. Houston won her third game of the season and struck out two batters before she was relieved in the fourth inning. THE DAILY TARGUM / APRIL 2012

SHUTOUT Maddox delivers relief for struggling Houston to secure win for Rutgers CONTINUED FROM BACK After retiring her first five batters, Maddox was faced with another jam in the sixth. A leadoff double followed by a wild pitch made a scoreless frame tough to maintain. But Maddox stayed composed, inducing a strikeout, foul-out to third and line drive straight to freshman shortstop

Melanie Slowinski to come away unscathed. Her clutch effort on the hill proved critical, as the Knights (23-15, 6-5) were only able to string together four hits — just one after the second inning. That frame ser ved Rutgers best on offense, as the Knights collected three hits and two walks to plate the only three r uns they would need all afternoon.

Madden started the action with a bases-loaded walk, while junior outfielder Loren Williams and sophomore outfielder Chandler Howard found consecutive RBI singles with two outs. Nelson was pleased to see a more patient approach — Rutgers drew eight walks — after asserting his club was overaggressive in Wednesday’s loss to Villanova. But he said it is still not the balance on offense the team is looking for. “We still need a little more patience, because the outs that we did make were off the end of the bat, on hitters’ counts, too,” Nelson said. “I felt like we

should’ve had more hits, but on the other hand, it’s difficult when you have pitches that aren’t throwing strikes to get in a zone where you’re hitting.” The Knights were able to tack on an insurance run in the sixth on sneaky base running that Nelson called a “set play.” With runners on the corners and only one out, sophomore outfielder Jackie Bates faked a steal to second that catcher Skye Jerpbak bought. Bates intentionally ran into a rundown, allowing Slowinski to score from third. In the seventh, Maddox shut the door and allowed only one hit to complete her scoreless relief outing.

Though not a conference win, Rutgers feels the victor y has ignited crucial momentum entering a pivotal series with third-place Notre Dame this weekend. “Yesterday was definitely a heartbreaker against Villanova. We felt we should’ve won [Game 2],” Madden said. “We recognize how important these games are against Notre Dame, so coming off the win, we’re guns a blazin’.” 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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SPORTS PAGE 19 WOMEN’S LACROSSE VILLANOVA-RUTGERS. TOMORROW, 1 P.M.

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he Rutgers football team announced yesterday 22 children impacted by Hurricane Sandy will have the opportunity to play April 27 in the final five minutes of the team’s spring game. Children from grades sixth through eighth can submit a short essay or photos via the Rutgers Football Facebook page in order to be eligible to be chosen for the event. The play of the children will impact the final score of the annual Scarlet-White game. Rutgers will wear uniforms honoring the state of New Jersey and those affected by Sandy for the game. Ninety players will have the name of a town affected by Sandy on the back of their jerseys. Head coach Kyle Flood will sign the jerseys after. All fans in attendance have the option to donate five dollars to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

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defenseman Anton Volchenkov was suspended four games yesterday for a hit on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand, according to NHL.com. Volchenkov was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct in the second period of yesterday’s game after he elbowed Marchand in the head. Volchenkov, who is suspended without pay, will for feit $91,891.88, based on his current salar y. Marchand played the puck near the boards when Volchenkov clipped him in the head with his elbow after going in for a check. Marchand was slow to get up. He was reevaluated yesterday and was ruled out for last night’s game against the New York Islanders. In addition to center Patrice Bergeron, who is sidelined with a concussion, the Bruins are currently without two-thirds of their most productive for ward line. Only for ward Tyler Seguin remains healthy.

THE SEATTLE MARINERS acquired righthander Aaron Harang yesterday in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, according to MLB.com. Colorado received minor league righthander Steven Hensely in return for the 34-yearold Harang. Harang’s immediate role in Seattle remains uncertain. He has not pitched since Spring Training, when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is expected today to join the Mariners. Harang is under contract for $7 million this season, along with either a $2 million buyout for 2014 or a mutual option for $7-8 million depending on the number of innings he pitches this season. The Mariners repor tedly received a “significant” amount of cash from the Rockies to offset Harang’s salary, according to MLB.com. Harang was 10-10 last season with a 3.61 ERA in Los Angeles. He was traded to Colorado last Saturday for catcher Ramon Hernandez.

Junior midfielder Amanda Trendell scored the first goal in last Sunday’s game against Syracuse. She totaled two goals and an assist in the game and currently sits third for the Knights this season with 18 points. LIANNE NG, STAFF WRITER

Hoyas offer chance to end losing skid BY IAN ERHARD STAFF WRITER

The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team hosts Villanova tomorrow in the middle game of a five-game homestand. After they dropped their first three Big East contests, the Scarlet Knights (8-4, 0-3) will try to end the skid. The Wildcats (56, 0-3) enter on a three-game losing skid of their own. Rutgers and Villanova have had identical opponents to begin conference play and both have fallen to Syracuse, Notre Dame and Connecticut, respectively. Similarly, the last two victories for both teams came against Marquette, who is currently not in Big East. But a rocky start to the season leaves Villanova under .500 while the Knights still maintain a solid record thanks to an 8-1 record in nonconference play. But this is a game the Knights must win if they do not want that early-season success to go to waste, as beginning Big East play with four straight losses would leave a major hole. Rutgers fell short of an upset bid against the No. 5 Syracuse on Sunday after it led by two goals with 17 minutes remaining in the game. Head coach Laura Brand-Sias was happy to see a quality 60-minute performance from her players. They must now assert that energy against Villanova — something they’ve had a problem doing against lesser-ranked squads. “I think there’s certainly times we have trouble coming out from the start when we’re playing teams that aren’t ranked high in the country,” said assistant coach Lisa Staedt Ojea.

Sophomore defender Hollie DiMuro forced three turnovers and grabbed four groundballs versus No. 5 Syracuse. She leads the team in both categories. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Ojea said the defense has to come out with the mentality of keeping the game low scoring. She said the focus will be to take care of the ball in transition. In previous games, players on defense have set a benchmark for the number of goals they are willing to allow. Sophomore defender Hollie DiMuro has her own expectations for tomorrow’s game. “Not allowing any goals in,” she said jokingly. “I want to try that, no goals — keep it to a low number.” But the message is clear — the defense sets a standard for itself before every game and this one will be no different.

The Knights need to take advantage of having the second-ranked scoring defense on their side. While they have only allowed 10 or more goals twice this season, the offense has failed to reach doubledigits in four consecutive games. But the offensive struggles are understandable with the level of competition they have faced as of late. After facing a pair of top-10 teams as well as UConn who, with a 9-1 record, are heading toward a spot in the top 25, the Wildcats are a welcome sight. A player to watch tomorrow is junior midfielder Amanda Trendell.

Trendell — along with junior attack Megan Clements — led the Knights with three points against the Orange. She kicked of f the scoring early in the first period and at times looked as if she was the fastest player on the field for either side. For Villanova, attack Jackie Froccaro paced the team in last Sunday’s 12-11 overtime loss to Connecticut. She recorded four goals to go along with two assists and sparked a late-game rally with a goal midway through the second half that would eventually lead to overtime.


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CLUTCH IN RELIEF Freshman pitcher Dresdon Maddox came in for starter Abbey Houston in the fourth to secure a win for the Rutgers softball team. PAGE 18

ONE MORE TIME The Rutgers tennis team rounds out its regular season tomorrow against the Bearcats. PAGE 18

SPORTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We can’t just get a hit there and a hit here, we have to get hits when we have men in scoring position.” — Rutgers head baseball coach Fred Hill

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

MEN’S LACROSSE

SOFTBALL RUTGERS 4, PRINCETON 0

No. 9 ’Cuse provides test for Knights

Rutgers tosses home shutout BY GREG JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT

BY JIM MOONEY STAFF WRITER

The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team continues its busy week with its third game in eight days when it travels to the Carrier Dome to face No. 8 Syracuse. The Scarlet Knights’ (2-10, 0-4) defense will have to prevent the Oranges’ offensive attack from scoring early, as Syracuse (8-2, 2-1) boasts one of the most efficient offensive attacks in the country. It ranks in the top 10 nationally in goals, assists and points per game. Rutgers has struggled in recent years against Syracuse, losing its last eight games against the Orange. The Knights are no strangers to top-10 competition this season with games against No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 9 Princeton already in the fold. Despite losing both games, Rutgers showed it has the ability to play with some of the country’s better teams. It will have to do the same and then some against Syracuse, who has won its last three games, including victories against No. 9 Princeton and No. 2 Cornell. Defensively the Knights will have to find a way to keep Syracuse midfielder JoJo Marasco and attacker Derek Maltz in check. Marasco leads Syracuse in assists and points, while Maltz leads the team in goals. SEE

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Senior Kaci Madden drove in a run and collected a walk in yesterday’s 4-0 victory against Princeton. Madden has 10 RBIs this season for the Knights. NISHA DATT, PHOTO EDITOR / MARCH 2013

After Princeton loaded the bases on senior righthander Abbey Houston in the top of the fourth inning, Rutgers head softball coach Jay Nelson had seen enough. With the Scarlet Knights clinging to a 3-0 lead yesterday, he turned to freshman righthander Dresden Maddox to secure the final two outs. The Kennesaw, Ga., native did just that, fanning two consecutive batters in what signaled a turning point of the game. The Tigers would not score in Maddox’s three and two-thirds innings of relief as Rutgers prevailed, 4-0. The rookie said she felt a sense of urgency in that fourth inning to halt the threat. “I just went out there and I was planning on basically just overpowering them,” Maddox said. “We all obviously wanted to get out of that inning and get back in so we could tr y to score some more runs.” After Houston walked three and hit a batter with only two strikeouts in her three and onethird innings to start the game, Maddox flipped the script — striking out five and walking none. She routinely stayed ahead in counts and worked both sides of the plate to keep Princeton (20-12) off balance. “[Maddox] did what she always does. She just comes in, she has a game plan and she threw strikes, which really was the difference,” said senior catcher Kaci Madden. “We had to stop walking people and start getting people out.” SEE

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BASEBALL CINCINNATI-RUTGERS, TODAY, 3 P.M.

Cincinnati presents redemption for midweek loss BY BRADLY DERECHAILO ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

Losers of three of its last five, the Rutgers baseball team still has a chance to solidify itself atop the Big East standings with a series win at home against Cincinnati. A loss to Fordham will not help the Scarlet Knights (14-15, 6-3) record-wise, but senior righthander Charlie Law was able to pick out the positives from the defeat yesterday before practice.

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the Bronx. “We walked 11 batters and we hit six,” Hill said. “That’s 17 freebees and you can’t win that way.” So it will be up to senior lefthander Rob Smorol to get Rutgers back in the win column, though Hill would prefer if Smorol left his last performance somewhere he cannot remember it. In the Knights’ first game against the Pirates last weekend, Smorol lasted just four and two-thirds innings as he allowed four

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“We can potentially use it as a blessing in disguise because we had a really good comeback practice [Wednesday],” Law said. “Losing against Fordham obviously humbles you and brings you back to reality, so there is no question you have to be ready to play.” The Fordham game — a 15-14 slugfest where strong pitching was traded for threerun innings — is a game Rutgers obviously does not want to lose. Head coach Fred Hill believes there was another reason why the Knights were unable to put away the Rams in

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LINDSAY KAYATI won her singles and doubles matches in the Rutgers tennis team’s win Wednesday against Seton Hall. The freshman boasts a 12-4 record this season in singles play.

earned runs on 10 hits. For Smorol, who owns a 3-2 record with a 2.88 ERA as Hill’s No. 1 starter, his latest outing can be looked at as a fluke. Hill sure hopes that is the case. “Last time out he was a little wild,” Hill said. “Hopefully he will get back to his normal self and will be able to throw a good ball game. We’re certainly counting on him to throw a good ball game.” SEE

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RUTGERS SPORTS CALENDAR MEN’S TRACK

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