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Police to add Writer looks at revitalization of labor movement security for half-marathon BY TAYLOR LONDINO STAFF WRITER
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After two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon Monday, the Rutgers University Police Department will be beefing up security during Sunday’s Rutgers UNITE Half Marathon and 8K in Piscataway and New Brunswick, according to E. J. Miranda, director of the University’s Media Relations. “The Rutgers University Police Department is working with local, state and federal law enforcement to take the necessary precautions to help ensure public safety during the [2013 UNITE Half Marathon and 8K],” he said. The explosions at the Boston Marathon killed three and injured more than 150 people, according to nj.com. Miranda said RUPD reached out to Rutgers Emergency Services and other security personnel, residence life staff, transportation department staff among others, and advised them to be “particularly vigilant” in their duties. The marathon is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, with the 8K set to start at 8:15 a.m., according to the marathon’s website. The marathon begins on Frelinghuysen Road near Busch campus and will end on the College Avenue campus.
Former U. president dies at 75 BY SHAWN SMITH CORRESPONDENT
Francis Lawrence, who served nearly 12 years as the 18th president of the University, died yesterday at his home in Mount Laurel, N.J. He was 75 years old. According to a press statement, Lawrence served the University during a period of remarkable change. Lawrence came to the University in October 1990 from Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was chief SEE
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Jane McAlevey, a seasoned veteran among labor organizers in the United States, believes a union is only as good as the people who participate in it. This was her message last night to students in the School of Management and Labor Relations at the Rutgers Labor Education Center on Douglass campus. McAlevey, who has spent half of her life dedicated to helping workers mobilize and collectively fight for their rights, was brought to campus by an old friend and former labor organizer Professor Janice Fine to talk about her experiences and her recent publication. Her book, “Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)” focuses on the goal of revitalizing SEE
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Writer Jane McAlevey spoke about labor unions and the importance for workers to utilize their power yesterday at the Rutgers Labor Education Center on Douglass campus. PAUL SOLIN
Professors talk benefits of public relations field BY ERIN PETENKO STAFF WRITER
The public relations field is fastpaced and constantly changing, said Matthew Weber, a professor in the Department of Communication. “Everything about it is always moving — the problems you have, the field, the skills, the technology, the content,” he said. The School of Communication and Information
now of fers a Public Relations specialization to prepare Communication majors for work in the industr y. They announced their new of fering at a kick-of f event yesterday at the School of Communication and Information building on the College Avenue campus. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Laurie Lewis, chair of the department. “A lot of students were already interested in it, so we took some of the courses in persuasion
and mediation and turned them into a specialization.” The new specialization is called Strategic Public Communication and Public Relations, combining six theor y-based and six practicebased courses, she said. Former professionals who worked in the field teach the practice courses, which aim to familiarize students with the practical aspects of the field. The theory courses teach the underpinning relationships and the set of principles behind public
relations, said Jack Grasso, a professor in the Department of Communication. “Public communications and public relations are very dynamic professions, and we’re here to prepare students for performance in the discipline,” he said. In one theor y-based course, taught by Weber, students learned to practice their theory knowledge with practical application. They SEE
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Rutgers Photography Club hosts exhibit BY IJEOMA UNACHUWKWU CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Although Pema Kongpo is a School of Engineering senior, she enjoys photography and had the chance to display her work at the Rutgers Photography Club’s annual photo exhibit last night in the Douglass Campus Center. The exhibit, “Exposure,” featured the artwork of 12 photographers who captured ever ything from landscapes to portraits to events across the country. Kongpo shared pictures from her trip to India on a Buddhist pilgrimage. While there, she visited one of the countr y’s poorest slums, Bihar.
“You can see the pain in people’s eyes,” she said. “It’s sorrowful, but colorful and smiley. Look at the two girls in the back. They’re smiling despite everything.” The majority of the artists featured are not photography majors or minors. The Photography Club attracts people from all majors and disciplines ranging from journalism to engineering, said Pooja Kolluri, the club’s president. “The club is really just a great place to explore your interests and have a good time,” said Kolluri, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. The club started so long ago that none of the members can SEE
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The Rutgers Photography Club hosted “Exposure” yesterday at the Douglass Campus Center. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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CAMPUS CALENDAR Thursday, April 18 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. The Rutgers Jazz Chamber Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Maryott Music Building on Douglass campus. The performance is free and open to all.
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Thursday, April 25 The Rutgers Jazz Chamber Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryott Music Building on Douglass campus. The event is free and open to all.
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Activist talks history Students create edible books of social movements Also, Piven discussed the concept of disruptive power, which she said was when the public As a part of the University’s simply stops cooperating with a Tent State Program, students system they view as unjust to and community activists change it. learned about the power of “You know that universities social movements to change do not run unless students come electoral politics from guest to school and pay their tuition, speaker Frances Fox Piven, and that factories do not run who is widely known for her unless people come to work,” efforts in pressuring Congress she said. to make voter registration easiAnother topic Piven touched er in the 1980s. upon was how protest movePiven began her talk by ments and electoral politics are explaining the histor y of social connected, and that both are movements and their role in needed to create truly successAmerican histor y. She talked ful change. She said this is about how during the because our current electoral Revolutionar y War period, system is skewed against ordifarmers and laborers played a nary people. major role in the str uggle “You can change movefor independence. ments through movements or “Those who we would call the through organizing for elecfounding fathers, they would not toral victor y,” Piven said. “The have picked up muskets and problem [with electoral polifought in the frozen fields,” Piven tics] is that there a distortions said. “They needed someone built into the system, such who would fight the war, and the as gerr ymandering.” farmers were the ones who William Kramer, a climate would fight.” activist who taught a course on Piven also said the agrarian and farmers moveAmerican Revolution was not ments at the University as a only about fighting against visiting scholar from 2006England for independence, 2011, questioned Piven on why but also about creating a the United States does not democratic society in the seem to have an ef fective former colonies. climate movement. “For example, Kramer also the [first] state asked why “You know that constitution in President Barack Pennsylvania has not universities do not Obama originally had acted more run unless students a g g r e s s i v e l y universal male suf frage and a climate come to school and against unicameral legischange, despite pay their tuition.” promises to. lature, so there was no upper Piven replied FRANCES FOX PIVEN house that would that as president, Political Activist favor proper tied Obama must interests,” she have a dif ferent said. “However, that was temperament than grassroots reversed, because there was a activists, but people can still lot of pushback by wealthy and apply pressure on him. propertied interests.” Nat Sowinski, a School of Arts After ward, Piven talked and Sciences senior, said she about the effect of labor movelearned about the connection ments against major corporabetween grassroots activism and tions in the Industrial legislative politics through Revolution. She told the stor y Piven’s talk. of how workers managed to “We as a university are shut down a rubber factor y in working on in state tuition for Akron, Ohio, by organizing a undocumented immigrants,” sit-down strike. She also disshe said. “It is grassroots coucussed the impact of similar pled with legislative tactics,” actions on labor rights Sowinski said. “I feel like in America. Frances Fox Piven did a really In addition, Piven explained good job connecting the grasshow the success of the labor roots movement to the greater movement was possible after a legislative sphere.” long, hard fight. Francis Lawrence, a “Only in 1935, through the University alumnus, said he National Labor Relations Act, did attended the event hoping workers begin to gain the right to to lear n how social organize unions,” she said. movements are connected to “Before then, unions were in a electoral politics. precarious legal status, and our “I wanted to see Piven speak courts used the Master-Servant because she is the person who doctrine to have the strikes speaks at the Occupy and other declared illegal.” populist movements, and Piven said the doctrine basiexplains the interplay between cally stated that workers could electoral and grassroots politics,” not withdraw their ser vices Lawrence said. “She has the hisunder any circumstances, no torical perspective and the practimatter how unfairly employers cal experience to speak about may treat them. these issues.”
BY WILSON CONDE STAFF WRITER
Members of the University community created edible books as a part of yesterday’s ‘Cook the Books: An Edible Book Festival,’ which took place in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. ELAINE ZHANG
BY CODY BELTIS CONTRIBUTING WRITER
At the forefront of the Alexander Library atrium yesterday, a bunch of giant, angr y grapes made with cake, fondant, Kool-Aid and other ingredients, stared at curious onlookers. Melody Tomaszewicz made the creation — an edible interpretation of John Steinbeck’s, “The Grapes of Wrath.” The University Libraries hosted its first annual, “Cook the Books: An Edible Book Festival” yesterday in the lower level of the Alexander Librar y. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, as well as New Jersey residents were invited to enter works of literature as food. “It’s hard to describe what an edible book is,” said Megan Lotts, the event coordinator. “For me, an edible book can be anything you want it to be. Anything goes in this festival, and that’s what’s exciting about it.” Harry Glazer, the library communications director, said the entries should represent a book’s title, either verbatim or in parody or pun, through an interesting arrangement of food. The books were judged in five categories, which were punniest, best book structure, most edible, least edible and public choice, he said. Artists Judith Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron started the international festival in 2003, he said. The artists were inspired by French gastronome, JeanAnthelme Brillat-Savarin who was famous for his book
“Physiologie du gout,” a witty meditation on food. “Cleverness is the most important aspect for me,” said Lotts, an art librarian at the University. “Some people will take form very seriously, and create something intricate and delicate. It’s all about the time and effort you want to put in.” Lotts said this is her third time hosting an edible book festival, and she was pleased to bring the event to Rutgers. The festival provokes interest in novels, and it encourages people to read one of the books on display. She said the event brings the staples of literature and food together as celebration of the consumption of culture. “To me, the most important aspect was the actual edible book,” said Jeremy Pierson, chef manager at the Rutgers Club. “The fact that many had turning pages was amazing.” The libraries chose the festival judges to bring different perspectives, Lotts said. They were Pierson, Tom Izbicki, head of collection development at the libraries, and Suzanne Delehanty, director of the Zimmerli Arts Museum. Pierson said creating an edible book gets people involved on a deeper level with the literature, and the stories came out through each book. Rachel Craver, a Mason Gross School of the Arts senior, said she was par t of an Advanced Printmaking class that needed to participate in the event as an assignment. “My book was more about the presentation, and the connection
between what the book is, and what the book is about, and the whole imagery of it,” Craver said. Her edible book, a take on “Naked Lunch,” featured one sandwich with the title written in seeds and ketchup, and another sandwich with a cutout of a naked person, she said. In addition, she had some of her clothes on display next to the food, as though someone had disrobed. There were a total of 10 winners, Lotts said. Second place winners received a University mug, and first place winners received a Subway gift card. Barnes and Noble donated a Nook e-reader to the best in show. First place in punniest went to “Fanta of the Opera.” Pierson said. “Prairie Springs,” which won first place for best book structure, was his personal favorite for the form and intricate detail. Craver’s “Naked Lunch” won second place in least edible, while first place went to “Splenda in the Grass.” “Game of Scones” was named the most edible, Lotts said, followed by “Charlottes Web.” Best in show went to “The Grapes of Wrath,” Lotts said. Other pieces included “The Girl with the Dragon-fruit Tattoo,” “Ketchup in the Rice, ft. Moulden Cauliflower,” as well as “The Bible.” “I hope this is a catalyst to get people excited to be in the librar y,” Lotss said, “and to remind people that we’re not just a place to get books, we do a lot of cool stuff in the library.”
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PRESIDENT Lawrence stepped down as president in 2002 CONTINUED FROM FRONT academic officer. When he began his tenure, scientists rather than students primarily used the Internet, and the nation was poised for economic growth. At the end of his office in 2002, the Internet was part of everyone’s daily life and the nation was struggling following the attacks of Sept. 11. Lawrence retired from the University in 2012. Lawrence is credited with initiating the development of the University’s first long-term strategic plan, “A New Vision for Excellence,” designed to define strategic growth areas for the University and elevate it into the ranks of the nation’s top research universities. As a part of the plan, he instituted a multiphase “Reinvest in Rutgers” program that strengthened academics on all campuses and renewed the commitment to libraries, computer labs and multiculturalism, according to the release. Under Lawrence’s guidance, the University embarked on a vigorous fundraising campaign that allocated administrative cost savings as seed money for projects with the potential to generate significant external funding. He spearheaded a reorganization of the Rutgers University Foundation, the University’s fundraising arm, which resulted in an increase of nearly 500 percent in donations to the University and launched a $500 million, six-year campaign that at the time was the most ambitious in University history. Margaret Marsh, professor of history at the University, said in the release that Lawrence also placed a strong focus on children and childhood, and was influential in establishing the Center for Children and Childhood Studies on the Camden Campus. “It eventually led to RutgersCamden starting the nation’s first doctoral degree program in
PAGE 5 childhood studies, which also initiated Ph.D. programs on the Camden campus,” Marsh said. Lawrence championed undergraduate education at the University, and brought in record numbers of applications with his enrollment-management system. Student body diversity became a hallmark of his tenure that continues today. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rutgers-
“The Rutgers community mourns his passing, and we take time to honor his life and career.” ROBERT L. BARCHI University President
Newark first in the country in the category “Ethnic Diversity” among national universities for 16 consecutive years. Lawrence was a strong proponent of University athletics, and during his tenure the University became a founding football member and later an all-sports participant in the Big East Conference. He served as conference chair and also as its representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The statement said in the realm of information technology, Lawrence guided resources to areas such as web-based learning and computerized “smart” classrooms. He was the catalyst behind RUNet 2000, a University-wide communications initiative to support instruction, research and outreach programming, the largest infrastructure project in the University’s history. Approved in 1998, RUNet 2000 brought voice, video and data connections to hundreds of University buildings, helped transform the University into a wired 21st-century teaching and learning community and paved the way for RU-tv, the student-run University television network. Despite a decade-long trend in declining state aid for higher education, the University also experienced a significant construction boom during Lawrence’s tenure as president. The Sonny Werblin Recreation Center gave Busch
campus a first-class athletic facility in 1991. In New Jersey, Lawrence served on numerous higher education advisory panels, including the New Jersey Presidents’ Council, which he helped found and was first to chair, and the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. He was a member of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, the New Jersey-Israel Commission, the Governor’s Executive Committee of the Business-Higher Education Forum and was a founding member of the Governor’s Statewide Systemic Initiative Policy Board. In an e-mail statement to the University yesterday, University President Robert L. Barchi said among his other accomplishments, Lawrence initiated the first university-wide strategic plan, made significant investments in information technology through the RUNet 2000 project, and launched a fundraising campaign that ultimately brought more than $600 million to the University. “The Rutgers community mourns his passing, and we take time to honor his life and career,” Barchi said. Lawrence was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on August 25, 1937. He received his bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from Saint Louis University in 1959 and his doctorate in French classical literature from Tulane University in 1962. He rose through Tulane’s academic and administrative ranks to full professor and chief academic officer. After stepping down as University president, Lawrence became a member of the faculty and also wrote a book, “Leadership in Higher Education,” based on interviews with a dozen university presidents. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Kay, son Dr. Christopher Lawrence and daughters Dr. Naomi Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence and their spouses, 13 grandchildren and three sisters. Barchi said a memorial service would be held Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue campus in New Brunswick.
FIELD Students learn technical and social skills in specialization CONTINUED FROM FRONT worked with a real client and attempted to solve his or her unique problems, Weber said. “The work they come up with runs the spectrum,” he said. “In the last class, to get people to participate in a survey, they raffled off a $50 gift card. One class also went canvassing along half of the Northeast Corridor to look at bookstore merchandising.” He said students were challenged to work as a class on a project, which was both a common and important skill to put on a resume in the public relations industry. “In the field, you’re not working alone, or in a group of five, but in a team of 30 people,” he said. Lewis said the combination of strategic public communication with the more specialized public relations study gave students more options for a future career. The work they did was broader than handling crises and marketing for the brand. “You could go into advocacy for nonprofits, or health campaigns to get people to live a more healthy lifestyle or in consulting for a firm,” she said. Jef frey Malaney, a School of Ar ts of Sciences junior, said he enjoyed the fast-paced atmosphere. He has an outgoing personality, which drew him to the field. “If you want to go into public relations, you have to be able to talk to people on a personal level, and at the same time be yourself,” he said. Students learn both social skills, such as working with a group of people, and technical skills, such as how to write a newsletter and a press release, said Sha Huang, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. She is interested in the specialization. “This may sound ambitious, but I want to do something to help my country,” said Huang, an international student from
China. “I feel like the image of the countr y needs to be improved more.” Andrew Pilecki, a School of School of Ar ts and Sciences senior, said he came to study public relations from a ver y strange background. “I almost got an associate’s degree in audio production, but I realized the credits wouldn’t transfer, so I switched to video,” he said. “I ended up graduating from Brookdale Community College with a degree in media studies.” When he came to the University, he star ted taking communication courses, but the public relations field drew him in, he said. “It’s the strategic and applied tactics of everything I love to do, and it just kind of fell in my lap,” he said. With the help of the University’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, he found an internship at a small agency working digital marketing, where he took a public relations approach to working in social media, he said. He was hired in February. “I didn’t have any experience in marketing, so I just took the work and adopted it to my skills,” he said. He was surprised to find how much writing was involved. He wrote at least six press releases a day, he said, along with tweets and other forms of written media. He said the structure of most public relations releases were similar to news ar ticles, in which the writer sets the tone of the piece in the beginning and then adds more details later. “But there’s a lot more at stake,” he said. “You have to hook people into the story and get the message across, sometimes with only 140 characters.” People hoping to break into the public relations industr y should start with small agencies with more hands-on experience, he said, but it is not urgent to choose a field right away. “Not one ends up where they first studied,” he said. “Don’t have a plan. Just work with the oppor tunities that come to you.”
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EXHIBIT Kong says she likes documenting her travels, people CONTINUED FROM FRONT remember when exactly it began. It also used to be strictly for photography majors, but has expanded to include those who have a genuine love for the art, said Jeff Mart, the club’s vice president. For most of the club-goers, the meetings provide them with an open forum to share their love of photography and expand their craft. At meetings, club members often present a quick how-to lesson about a specific skill or camera feature, such as setting exposure and practicing microphotography. After that, the photographers are left to practice the skills and capture photos, said Mart, a School of Engineering and Biological Sciences senior. Some photographers, like Mart, use digital prints, while others, like Jen Kong, a School of Ar ts and Sciences senior, use film. “For me, it’s just a hobby, but I like documenting my travels and the people I meet along the way,” Kong said. Her pictures focus on images that inflicted a feeling of loneliness or solidarity, such as a photograph depicting an Indian woman alone in a park. “She was so quiet and took up so little space, but had a lot of presence. … I appreciate the loneliness of the woman and that’s where I find the inspiration for my photos,” Kong said. Mart submitted mostly photographs of landscapes and nature scenes in Texas. “It’s a style I wasn’t used to in the dry, arid environment, but I liked the feel of it,” he said. “The
colors were a little less vibrant and more unique. It was beautiful the way the sun caught the orange and yellows.” Mart grew her interest in photography in high school because he enjoyed videography. Some of the artists came not only to share the fruits of their travels and adventures, but also to make a statement and honor others. Elaine Zhae, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, paid her respects to the recent Boston Marathon explosions. She only showed two pictures — one of the Boston skyline at night and another of a cozy fireplace with the fire raging inside. Megan Baylies, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, had several pictures of the Asbury Park boardwalk right after Hurricane Sandy. The pictures depict the abandoned and disheveled beach and boardwalk at sunset. They were not meant to be sorrowful but instead inspire hope — as shown in a photo that says, “We’ll be back” written in the dust of the rubble. Accompanying the gallery of photographs was a projection screen displaying time-lapse photography by Mart. He shot the same multiple pictures of the same scene at various times in the day. The end product is the progression of the sky from sunset to nighttime, displaying many weather patterns. “This goes back to my background in film,” Mart said. “I really like the colors of the sunset, so I focus on that, too.” The photo exhibit was the perfect setting to display the artist’s work, Kolluri said, especially for some of them who have never done anything like this before. “We just want to show and respect the people’s pieces in a gallery setting,” she said.
Students presented their work yesterday in the Rutgers Photography Club’s “Exposure” exhibit at the Douglass Campus Center. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
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MOVEMENT McAlevey says collective action is still a solution CONTINUED FROM FRONT
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the labor movement in the United States through the lens of her decades of experience working with downtrodden workers and unions that were belly-up, she said. “I wrote this book because I feel fairly evangelical about one major thing, which is that mass collective action — organizing, people moving together in unison is the one way out of the giant mess that Americans find themselves in,” she said. The mess, McAlevey said, is the mixture of America’s horrible economy and broken political system. She said although collective action is the most important solution to these problems, people must be educated and given the means to take action. “There is a lot of talk about how we can lawyer our way out of the problem, we can sue our way out of the problem, and I don’t really buy any of it,” she said. McAlevey said the way to give these people the necessary tools to start making changes is to start by organizing people who are not aware of the problems or how to fix them. Then, mobilize the people who are already aware of the serious problems that need to be fixed. “Organizing, to me, is primarily about engaging people who are not yet involved in collective action. … Yet mobilizing is when we are talking about people who are already with us — with the forces of good,” she said. Workers need to come together and discuss what they want and need from their employers, McAlevey said, and then need to be taught how to bargain effectively. She said even though high participation is important for people in a political system that supports corporate interests, the
U.S. government has stifled the labor movements. “For our democracy to work, it is predicated on high engagement, which we don’t have right now,” she said. She said since the 1930s, a group of big corporate employers systematically and diabolically stifled collective labor action from unions. “Just a decade later, and then we had something called the TaftHartley Act, which threw a huge wrench in what had been the National Labor Relations Act. It says that it is essentially illegal to have solidarity in America,” McAlevey said. McAlevey said politicians like Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s labeled every leader or member of a union as a communist. This began the witch-hunt against progressive labor organizers, but the creation of The Business Round Table delivered the final blow. “Then of course, in 1973, the Business Round Table formed. This became the most sophisticated strategic attack on labor unions that we know of. … It essentially banned, or rather made it extremely difficult, to organize strikes,” she said. McAlevey stressed that the basis for the decline of unions was not lack of workers’ interest in bargaining collectively and changing their circumstances, but rather the governmental bans and regulations set because of corporate interests. “There has been a ferocious, malicious, non-ending attack by very well-funded, smart, pro-business forces on America’s unions,” she said. McAlevey said in her experiences revitalizing unions she found many significantly weakened to the point where members had no hope to gain any kind of benefits from their employers. She focused her talk on her experience mobilizing thousands of workers in the Service Employees International Union in Las Vegas, Nev. McAlevey said her first meeting with members only saw seven in
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College major not that major TALKING SHOP BEN GOLD
hat is a college major? I mean it in the most obnoxious and philosophical way — what is a college major? We know it is an arrangement of college classes in a certain subject area, but what is the real difference between history and math? Not as big a difference as you would think. Let’s start with the basic idea: A college major teaches you a skill set that makes you appealing to an employer. Not false, but it’s too simplistic a model. It’s difficult to explain what exactly a college major teaches you. The fallback defense is that my engineering major teaches me to engineer things yet, most engineers haven’t engineered a single thing until their senior year — and those creations don’t always work.
For us Liberal Artists, we claim that we learn to think critically. Applying my critical thinking skills, what does that even mean? Problem-solving skills? Fillers in the vocabulary of higher education to try and pinpoint exactly what college does for its students. It’s a Sisyphean task if I’ve ever seen one. History majors can claim to be culturally sensitive, but I’ve never seen a class that teaches someone to be culturally insensitive. Let’s try quantitative skills: technical majors teach you calculus and statistics. Only problem is that, when you start working, computers do all the computation for you, so understanding the concepts of math end up being more important than the actual computation. Many of the individual classes you take in your major will not translate to your first job, or possibly your entire life. I have a friend who is a chemical engineer and he took a class that taught him how to design power plants. He makes dog-food. This isn‘t to belittle that power plant engineering class, but very few chemical engineers, or rather
every major, will directly transfer what they learn in the classroom to the workplace. So what is a college major? It’s a preparation for grad school in that subject. When you study philosophy or engineering, most of your coursework is extremely theoretical. Also, the sequence of courses is designed to prepare you to attend graduate school in whatever subject. What’s grad school? Besides misery, it is preparation for you to become a professional scholar. If we reverseengineer this thought process, then majors are just preparation to think like your professor does. That’s it. That’s what most of your major is, thinking like your professor. Your major teaches you a paradigm to look at the world, through the eyes of an economist, historian, philosopher, engineer or whatever. So what makes your engineering degree necessary to being an engineer? The engineers’ approach to breaking down a problem. A philosophy major approaches problems from the perspective of the abstract and theoretical interactions of ideas. A history major
contextualizes the problem into a narrative and looks to explain why events occurred the way they did. Our majors just prepare us to look at the world from a certain lens, which in general has very little to do with the responsibilities of your first job. So for underclassmen, majors sort of matter. If you are dedicated to being an accountant or an engineer, then by all means major in accounting or engineering. If your career aspirations are more ambiguous, then major in whatever you want. If you’re all about poetry, then major in poetry. Major in what you are passionate about. I know you’re worried about jobs, but your work experience trumps everything when you apply for them. So what is a college major? Hopefully, it’s whatever is interesting to you, because you only go to college once, might as well major in philosophy. Ben Gold is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in philosophy and history. His column, “Talking Shop,” runs on alternate Thursdays.
Keep eye on truth as bombing details unravel COMMENTARY MATTHEW BOYER
he unfortunate truth is that this past Monday, the country was faced with a terrorist attack on the last stretch of the famous Boston Marathon. The race occurs every year on Patriots’ Day, and is labeled “Marathon Monday,” a time and place no American, runner or not, would expect for such an overwhelming event to occur. The bombs, which killed three spectators, were detonated and placed in such an awry fashion one would only assume them to be a terrorist attack. For those of you who saw the footage and photographs of the bombings, you understand the level of catastrophe this event caused. When you saw the picture of the man in a wheelchair missing his legs, you may have even questioned the media’s respect for the victims who were experiencing that suffering. Although the declaration of this act as a form of terrorism is a self-evident truth for most individuals, many have pointed out it took too long for President Obama to do so. Along with the labeling of an act as terroristic, the sentiment surrounding it can be misleading. For some here in America, they are comforted by jumping to the conclusion that the individuals involved with the terrorist attack are from a particular race or religion,
say an Arab Muslim. The same people who make this conclusion seem to assume the attackers must be foreign-born and therefore not American. In the same respect, there are political talking heads such as Chris Matthews declaring that if a domestic terrorist committed the act, it must have been far right-wingers who “hate big government.” These conclusions, which are assumed prior to a suspect being apprehended, should be just as unacceptable as the attacks themselves. The United States of America has already gone through the process of targeting groups collectively — Germans, the Japanese and Native Americans — just for our “security.” Such assumptions not only perpetuate illogical stereotypes, but also reflect the poor quality of media and education in our country — some would say the potential cause of such horrific attacks in the first place. Americans must question the ability of these individuals to carry out terrorism. As noted by many officials and media outlets, the Massachusetts National Guard, the Boston Police Department and paramedics were all already on scene at the race. On top of the physical presence of law enforcement, cities such as Boston are rife with cameras and 21st century technology, for this perpetual war we’re fighting — the War on Terror. As agencies such as the National Security Administration, who monitor such cameras,
undermine our civil liberties without concern and cost us billions of dollars, all in the name of “security,” how can the American people trust these officials? Putting politics aside, these kinds of events seem to be all too familiar to people. As attacks at home and abroad become consistent, shooting sprees and random acts of violence escalate and suicide persists among the public, no one can afford to sit back and spectate. Look at the poisoned letters intended for the President and a Senator this week. Don’t forget the suspicious packages delivered to Congress or the increase in threats on university campuses such as Penn State and Temple Universities, though they are probably unrelated. The sum of all these despicable acts indicates a societal issue greater than that of federal and state policies — It highlights the increase of a moral deficiency. But why is it that such acts of violence persist? As this story continues to develop, some in the media and public are already debating the conspiracies behind the Boston bombings. From the allegations of the mysterious man on the roof of a nearby building to the presence of bomb-sniffing dogs and the police department’s announcement that “it was just a training exercise” prior to the bombings, it is no wonder that these theories persist in the blogosphere. To put a wrench in the all of the allegations, a Muslim Brotherhood representative
out of Egypt published a letter questioning the true forces behind most acts of terror and war abroad. Regardless of the factuality of the notions that seem to emerge in the aftermath of every tragedy, their existence reflects my point — Society fears the possibility of tyranny and lacks trust in he government. Though I love Reddit, all of the trolls that exist there don’t always do the people justice. What is clear in light of this violence is that, we as Americans, as faithful people and most importantly as humans, must stick together for the greater good. It is not the collective groups of a particular creed or of a race that commit these terrorist attacks, it is individual minds that follow through with them. We must keep this truth at the forefront of our debate, as speculation of those in custody for the bombings rises. It is the overwhelming existence of unbiased education and individual mental awareness that prevent the existence of such behavior in any society. As a country, we need to appreciate the individual more, while also having concern for our fellow Americans and friends across the globe. This is not the time for a country of free people to let their liberty be undermined. Matthew Boyer is a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student majoring in political science. He is an editorial assistant at The Daily Targum.
YOLO does not define college COMMENTARY AMANDA RAE M. CHATSKO
chanced across a letter published in The Daily Targum yesterday that praised the YOLO culture that I saw reflected in rowdy Twitter tweets, smart phone videos and silly GIFs. While the letter certainly tried to inspire some great feelings about the adventures of youth, the fearlessness of adventure and the vast opportunity that is college, it stopped my thought process when the author demanded if anyone knew what a college was. Call me the devil’s advocate. Say that I’m a grumpy old fart who feels the pressures of the real world. You can even call me a nerd. I don’t care. But that YOLO spirit you’re riding high on? That’s not what college is about. In fact, you don’t even know what YOLO means. Believe me: If you ever wanted to go crazy
and start to unravel that messy, confusing and complicated puzzle of figuring out who you really are as an individual, these are the greatest four (or more) years of your life in which to do it, and I promise you the activity will continue well beyond graduation day. Many of you have only just started to experience the freedom of not having to answer to your parents, even though you’re texting through that 101 class on their dime. But contrary to popular belief, when you put on that cap and gown and smile for the photos, that piece of paper in your hand means absolutely nothing. That’s right, nothing. Sure, it’s a milestone, and one to be celebrated — but it’s not the diploma that is going to matter. What matters is whether or not you used these last few years to tap into the unprecedented amount of human knowledge that stands in front of you every day and notices when you’re falling asleep. What matters isn’t
going to be those days that you skipped class or stuck it to the man in the street while he pepper sprayed you. What matters is going to be those days at the bar, one, two, five years after the fact, when you’ve reunited with the friends you made by sharing notes, getting involved or sharing space with in the dorms. What matters isn’t the diploma hanging on the wall but the sense of pride you feel whenever your eyes meander over to it, knowing it was one of many loyal compasses. You only live once — yes, that’s true. But are you really living, or are you just riding out your existence one high after the next, just to fall right back into the neatly packed grooves you hate when you’re done? You don’t have to rebel against the cops to be institutionalized into submission. Not stepping forward to shake the world and implement change — real change, not the stuff in your pockets — is what makes you into the same institutionalized,
boring old sods you are trying so hard to protest right now. Rebellion is good, and yes, we need more of it ... but rebellion challenges, and topples preexisting negative connotations and expectations. Getting crazy, drunk and rowdy at Delafest? Here’s a hint: You’re doing it wrong. The letter asked “What’s a college?” It is the chance for you to question your direction in the long road of life ahead of you and decide if you’re going to make your own path or quietly submit to the one already traveled. YOLO, friends, but there are billions who will be filling your tiny little space here when you’re gone. So next time you tweet #YOLO, stop embarrassing yourself and make sure you’ve got it right. Amanda Rae M. Chatsko is a 2010 University alumna and former associate copy editor at The Daily Targum.
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APRIL 18, 2013 WOMEN’S GOLF
Seniors push for final shot at title BY AARON FARRAR CORRESPONDENT
With only one tournament remaining in their careers with the Rutgers women’s golf team, seniors Karen Cash and Brittany Weddell hope it will be a memorable one as the duo has played four years without a title. The Scarlet Knights travel back to Florida to end the year April 21 to 23, and their only goal is to play their best golf of the entire season. They hope it will be sufficient enough to clinch the coveted Big East Championship. “It would be a great honor,” Cash said of winning the tournament. “The couple of years that I have been here we trained very hard and we have been training for this tournament. This is what we look up to. We want to be one of the best in the Big East.” Weddell and Cash make their final trip south to compete for something they have longed for. Neither has collected an individual or team title during their careers, although it has been something they have prepared for since their arrival to Rutgers. The Knights have played two tournaments in Florida earlier this spring and have become accustomed to the conditions. They embrace the excitement that comes with competing in the most anticipated event of the season. “We feel really comfortable going down there,” Weddell said of traveling back to Florida. “We are excited to go back down there. The course is beautiful, and we’re used to playing in the weather
conditions. It is going to be a great experience for everyone and we are going to perform really well.” Weddell has been a catalyst for the Knights this spring and has played arguably some of her best golf. She has walked off the course with several top-10 finishes as her and Cash have been the leaders of a roster of five freshmen. The two have been vocal and instrumental in the development of their teammates and they believe ever ything absorbed this season will present itself when the team competes for the final time. Now as Weddell and Cash realize the end of their careers is nearing, they admit that stepping onto the course Sunday will have a different feeling. “It is ver y bittersweet,” Weddell said. “I am going to enjoy it and want to play my best golf. I really want to perform well. The practice round is when we really get a feel for the course and make a plan for every hole. I want to do my best for the team.” The seniors are credited for their leadership and ser ving as valuable examples to a blossoming group. They have assisted in providing the rookies with a glimpse of what is to come if they continue to strive for improvement. “The freshmen have learned a lot,” said head coach Maura Ballard. “They have learned through not only playing, they have learned from watching their senior leaders play. It was a huge year of growth for us and it is setting us up nicely for success in the future.”
ROOKIE Offense belts 16 hits against Hawks in fourth win in last five contests CONTINUED FROM BACK “I was feeling comfortable throughout the game,“ Brey said. “Then all the sudden I let up two big hits in a row, so it was a little nerve racking but I stayed calm and deliver. Hill was unavailable for comment after the game. But associate head coach Joe Litterio said it was important for Brey to last the three and a third innings to save Corsi and the rest of the bullpen for the Knights’ weekend series against Pittsburgh. “We used a lot of pitchers [Tuesday against Lafayette],” Litterio said. ”Heading into this weekend with Pitt, you don’t want to use up your pen, so Howie went out there and showed he had command and showed he was getting outs, so we ran with him.” Senior designated hitter Charlie Law put Rutgers up top, 65, with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth to bring Zavala in. The Knights plated across two more runs before Monmouth secured the final out of the inning. After Monmouth went up, 5-3, with a RBI single and double,
Rutgers bounced right back in the bottom of the fourth with two runs of its own. Junior center fielder Brian O’Grady delivered his first RBI and second hit of the game in the bottom of the second with a single to the right side of the infield to score freshman third baseman Matt Tietz for a 3-0 lead. Monmouth starter Anthony Ciavarella needed only six pitches for his first two outs in the bottom of the first. But an O’Grady single and three subsequent walks gave the Knights a 1-0 lead. Rutgers gets a three-game road series against third-place Pittsburgh and will do so with a well-rested bullpen thanks to Brey. “It was very important,“ Brey said. “My last outing I didn’t do so well, so its’ important for the coaches to get confidence in me and for me to try and pitch well for the team.” For updates on the baseball team, follow Derechailo on @Bradly_D. For general sports updates, @Targumsports.
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SPORTS PAGE 17 WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Junior defender Erin Turkot has caused 13 turnovers, collected 11 groundballs and secured two draw controls this season. LIANNE NG, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Junior steps up on defense for Knights “It was really a developing year for us. We all were learning with her, she was learning with When the Rutgers women’s us,” Turkot said. “Last year we lacrosse team allowed only six goals were considered a young team. in Saturday’s win against Villanova, This year we’re still considered a it proved to be on pace with the young team, but with our one defensive standard it set for itself. year of experience, I think it The Scarlet Knights allow, on brings a lot of talent to the table. average, just more than six-and-aWe have a lot more growth.” half goals per game, which sits Turkot has shown improveonly behind Stony Brook for the ment on the field as she has best in the nation. already surpassed her season “Whenever we go into a Big East total of caused turnovers from game, the goal is typically [to allow] last season. seven goals,” said junior defender Brand-Sias values Turkot’s Erin Turkot. “We think if we can learning style and experience hold a team to seven [goals], we’re from being with the team for going to win. [I] three seasons. don’t care if we “She’s a great score eight, don’t “The fact that we ... reader back there care if we score 15, and definitely adds make our best but we want to hold to just that core someone to seven attributes come out that has all that knowing that we experience,” is what makes can get the [win] Brand-Sias said. out of it.” “She’s a very us the best.” With 13 caused approachable playERIN TURKOT turnovers, 11 er and really Junior Defender groundballs and responds to everytwo draw control thing she’s asked wins this season, to do.” Turkot’s numbers are in line with Turkot remains most comfortmost of the experienced defenders able playing alongside her teamon the team. mates. She said the defenders Head coach Laura Brand-Sias have reached their success this said the defenders are mainly season because of their work as a consistent because they have single unit. bought into the system of playing “It’s funny if you look at all of within a team-oriented defense. us, it’s not as if we’re the best “It’s more a matter of people individual defenders,” she said. doing what they’re supposed to do “All of us bring out the best in in the grand scheme of a team each other. I don’t think that if defense, so [Turkot’s] just good at you put us up one-on-one against doing her job,” Brand-Sias said. the best attackers in the nation, With last year serving as an we would hold up that well. The adjustment period with the addifact that we can play with each tion of assistant coach Lisa Staedt other and make our best attribOjea, Turkot said the defense has utes come out is what makes us grown with experience. the best.”
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APRIL 18, 2013 WOMEN’S LACROSSE NO. 8 GEORGETOWN - RUTGERS, FRIDAY, 3 P.M.
Knights host pair of ranked foes in home action BY IAN ERHARD CORRESPONDENT
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team this weekend wraps up its regular season home schedule. No. 8 Georgetown (9-3, 3-1) visits the RU Turf Field on Friday before the Scarlet Knights (9-4, 13) host No. 13 Loyola (Md.) Sunday on Senior Day. “We’re going to have to put together a complete game [against Georgetown] and make sure that we’re consistently
playing with composure throughout the whole game,” said head coach Laura BrandSias. “So when it comes down to the end of the game and the end of the line, we’re not scaring ourselves into a situation where we have to maintain control.” Rutgers enters with some momentum after earning its first Big East victor y Saturday against Villanova. Six different players tallied a point in the game, while the Knights’ second-ranked scoring
defense allowed six goals on 19 shots. Brand-Sias this weekend expects to see more of the same. “I think we can have very well-rounded scoring against the type of defense Georgetown plays,” she said. “Everyone just needs to be ready to want the ball on their stick.” The Hoyas failed to complete a comeback Sunday against No. 6 Notre Dame. Down four goals with less than three minutes remaining, they scored three times in the final
Junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli and the rest of the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team will have two opportunities this weekend to earn a win against a ranked team. TIAN LI, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
minute of regulation but fell short, 13-12. The loss marked the Hoyas’ first defeat in conference play and third overall this season. They previously strung together four consecutive wins, including a 14-11 victory at Loyola on April 6. It stands as the Greyhounds’ only Big East loss of the season. Loyola’s (7-6, 3-1) tough schedule has made it difficult to stay above .500. With its first five games played against top-25 teams, the Greyhounds started with a 2-3 record. But more recent wins against teams such as the Irish last Friday and Louisville have helped them maintain their spot in the top 15 of the national rankings. Rutgers has been able to compete with every ranked team it has faced thus far. An early nonconference win against then-No. 20 Penn came in the middle of a six-game winning streak that began in late February. Big East play has been less kind to the Knights. They surrendered a second-period lead and fell to No. 5 Syracuse on April 7 as it could not garner enough offense to complete the upset bid March 22 against the Irish. The Knights scored at least six goals in both games, despite putting nearly 20 shots on goal in each. “The things that we’re doing are successful in terms of getting good looks at the cage,”
Brand-Sias said. “We’re not concerned about the amount of oppor tunities that we get, because we get plenty. It’s about us finishing.” The Hoyas and Greyhounds act as the final two opportunities for Rutgers to defeat another ranked opponent during the regular season. A player to watch for the Knights this weekend is junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli. Martinelli was named to the Big East Honor Roll on Monday for her performance against the Wildcats. She scored twice and recorded an assist in her 10th multi-goal game of the season. For Georgetown, midfielder Sophia Thomas paced the team with three goals in each of its last two games. She was named to the Big East Honor Roll on April 8 after Georgetown’s 13-7 victory against Marquette and is the fifth Hoya to receive a Big East honor this season. Midfielder Marlee Paton leads the Greyhounds are led offensively with the 37 points. Attack Hannah Schmidt follows her with 29 points. Schmidt scored the game-winning goal against the Irish, which came in double overtime. The goal resulted in Notre Dame’s first loss of the season as she was named National Player of the Week by WomensLax.com.
APRIL 18, 2013
SPORTS PAGE 19 SOFTBALL RUTGERS 7, STONY BROOK 1
Reliever aids split of double header against Seawolves BY GREG JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT
For more than 10 innings yesterday, the Rutgers softball team was in danger of having a nonconference team sweep it at home for the first time this season. The Scarlet Knights offense responded in the bottom of the four th inning, slugging four runs as Rutgers eventually salvaged the second game of a
doubleheader with Stony Brook, 7-1. Freshman righthander Dresden Maddox entered for senior righthander Abbey Houston on the mound with two runners on in the top fourth. Much like last Thursday against Princeton, Maddox proved a stopper, halting Stony Brook’s (23-18) threat to emphatically shift the momentum of a 1-1 game. Maddox (84) struck out five and allowed
no hits in two and a third innings of relief. “She has good downward movement and good upward movement,” said head coach Jay Nelson. “She has control of the strike zone. She’s tough.” Junior outfielder Loren Williams paced the Knights (2419, 6-8) offense, going 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a run and two stolen bases. She said becoming aggressive at the plate was imperative if Rutgers was to avoid a sweep.
Junior outfielder Loren Williams went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in game two of yesterday’s doubleheader against Stony Brook. NISHA DATT, PHOTO EDITOR / FILE PHOTO / APRIL 2013
RU earns sixth seed in Big East tourney BY MIKE KOSINSKI CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The Rutgers tennis team was named the No. 6 seed for the Big East Championships after the seedings yesterday were announced. The Scarlet Knights will open the tournament against No. 11 seeded St. John’s. “We were pretty happy with getting the sixth seed and thought it was fair,” said freshman Gina Li. “It has set us up with some good matches heading into the tournament.” Rutgers (13-7, 7-3) enters this match having won three of its last four matches. The Knights are not the only team entering this match with momentum. St. John’s (10-9, 4-3) have also won three straight matches and two of which were in conference play. It is difficult for the teams in the tournament to prepare for their specific opponents because of the short amount of time between the seeding releases and the star t of the tournament. Luckily for the Knights, they played the Red Storm on
April 4 and will have a good idea of what kind of team they will be facing in their opening round match. “Considering that we have played St. John’s before, I think that we are ready to play them,” Li said. “We have to come out and play well in doubles, which will be the key.” Rutgers will most likely see similar individual opponents from its match two weeks ago. It is important the team finds a way to learn from those matches and use its strengths to gain another victor y against St. John’s. “We are probably all playing the same people, so we just need to focus on the same strategy that won us the match before.” Li said. It is impor tant for the Knights to take the approach one match at a time during this tournament if they want to have success. The match will take place in Tampa, the location of host team South Florida. If the Knights are successful in this match, they will face the winner of today’s Louisville-Seton Hall match.
“One run is never enough to win a game. You always need more,” Williams said. “We just realized that we had to score more runs because [Stony Brook] can hit … and so that’s what we did.” Rutgers scored two more in the bottom of the sixth on a double down the left field line by sophomore outfielder Chandler Howard to seal the game. “The second game we were focused and made some adjustments from the first game,” said junior first baseman Alexis Durando. In Game 1, sophomore lefthander Alyssa Landrith tossed a complete game for the eighth time this season, striking out five and walking one batter. Landrith (13-11) made only three mistakes, but they were costly. In the second and seventh innings, respectively, she served up three solo homeruns that proved too much for the Knights to overcome. The last two came with the score tied, 1-1, in the final frame. “I think she’s just floating her riseball,” Nelson said. “We need to work on that and come up with a different strategy.” The Knights offense could score only once off Stony Brook righthander Christine Lucido (10-1), who also went the distance on the mound. Nelson thinks the team may have been pressing in the midst of a three-game losing streak. “I think in the first game they were all tr ying too hard, because we had seven hits but
we couldn’t string any together,” Nelson said. “Whenever we got runners in scoring position, [Lucido] would get ahead with borderline strikes, and then we’d swing at pitches in the dirt. We were actually getting ourselves out. In the bottom of the seventh, Rutgers threatened to rally, collecting two singles. With two on and one out, Nelson sent in freshman utility infielder Stephanie Huang to pinch run at second base. The move triggered an ironic result. During sophomore outfielder Chandler Howard’s fly out to left, Huang was doubled up at second to end the frame. Huang redeemed herself in the second game, when she hit 2for-2 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. Though Rutgers had hoped for a sweep, Nelson said stealing the second game ends the day on a higher note than if it won the first instead. With another nonconference game today at home against Iona (828), the Knights still have a chance to put together a nice run before they return to Big East action. “It’s good to come away with a 7-1 win to get us ready for [today],” Nelson said. “We’ll see if we can get on a little win streak before we get Syracuse.” For updates on the Rutgers softball team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @Greg_P_Johnson. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.
FACING THE STORM Thanks to its late-season play,
CLOSE CALL The Rutgers softball team avoided being
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on the wrong end of what would have been its first home doubleheader sweep of the season. PAGE 19
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QUOTE OF THE DAY “How do I put this? He showed some fortitude.” — Rutgers baseball senior right fielder Steve Zavala on freshman reliever Howie Brey’s performance
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
BASEBALL RUTGERS 7, MONMOUTH 6
Jordan deal could come after meeting BY JOSH BAKAN SPORTS EDITOR
Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan will meet with University officials today, including President Robert L. Barchi, for formal contract negotiations, according to The Newark Star-Ledger. Both sources who reached out to the Ledger requested anonymity because negotiations have not yet begun. An agreement-in-principle could be announced today, which could put Jordan’s introductory press conference tomorrow. Jordan arrived in New Jersey yesterday afternoon from Los Angeles. He was already in the state Saturday and Sunday for preliminary talks with Rutgers officials. As the Rutgers men’s basketball team transitions to the Big Ten, its new head coach will likely need to be paid more than Rutgers has ever paid for that coaching position. The Big Ten’s lowest-paid coach is Penn State’s Patrick Chambers, who makes $900,000 annually. Although Northwestern, a private school, has not revealed details about its recent deal with head coach Chris Collins. Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino signed a six-year, $1.2 million deal, which he signed with one year of head coaching experience. That could be a benchmark in Jordan’s negotiations. Jordan, meanwhile, has head coached three NBA teams — the Washington Wizards, the Philadelphia 76ers and as an interim with the Sacramento Kings. Rutgers head women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer is New Jersey’s highestpaid state employee, earning more than $1 million per year. Former Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano used to exceed her. Jordan is handling negotiations without an agent, but he will consult with a contract lawyer to review any possible deal before he signs it. The University has negotiated without an athletic director so far, but it has hired Parker Executive Search of Atlanta to find Pernetti’s replacement. Jordan played for the Scarlet Knights from 1973-1977, helping the team to its only Final Four appearance in 1976. He also played for Sacramento, Washington and Philadelphia.
Freshman reliever Howie Brey got an opportunity yesterday during Rutgers’ 7-6 home victory against Monmouth. Brey threw 3.1 innings of shutout relief for the Knights and collected his first save. WILLY MELOT
Rookie propels RU in victory BY BRADLY DERECHAILO ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
As Monmouth centerfielder Kyle Perr y popped up behind home plate to senior catcher Jeff Melillo with two outs in the top of the seventh, it signaled the start of freshman Howie Brey’s most important relief appearance in his short career. Brey was able to last into the ninth, as the Rutgers baseball team (18-16, 8-4) defeated the Hawks, 7-6, yesterday at Bainton Field.
“How do I put this?“ said senior rightfielder Steve Zavala. “He showed some fortitude. Freshman coming in during a big spot, one run lead the whole way out, he showed a lot of fortitude.” In a game that lasted more than three hours, both team combined for 28 hits. But it was Brey (1-0) who inflicted the game’s most impressive performance, though it did not come without suspense for the Middletown, N.J., native.
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With one out, Brey let up back-to-back hits to Monmouth (21-14), putting runners on first and second to put the tying run in scoring position. With the Scarlet Knights’ regular closer in the bullpen, head coach Fred Hill elected to keep senior reliever Rob Corsi out in favor of Brey. Brey responded with two consecutive outs, including a popup by Monmouth third baseman Chris Perett to freshman third baseman Matt Tietz in foul territory to end the game. SEE
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