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Friday, October 21, 2011                                                       Star-Ledger provided on campus compliments of The Stute.                             Volume CIX, Issue 8

      Inauguration of Dr. Nariman Farvardin

                                                                                                                                                                                       Jeffrey Vock Photography

                    Stevens community officially welcomes seventh president of the Institute
                      Scholars showcase                              Parents and alumni                            Gala commemorates                            Homecoming
                          research                                     greet Farvardin                                inauguration                           Weekend hits campus
                           Undergraduate and                          A reception and an address                      President Farvardin and                    Numerous Stevens sports
                       doctoral students displayed                    allowed the community to                        guests attended a formal                  teams defeated opponents
                            research findings.                        meet President Farvardin.                       gala at The Westin Hotel.                  and a barbecue was held.

                                See page 5.                                See pages 4-5.                                   See page 5.                              See page 6-7.

Barito named NCAA Woman of the Year
                                                                                                                                                     Dobbins and Wharton
                                                                                                                                                    debate value of Congress
                                                                                                                                                       by HART WELLES                  professors were ready to duke
   On Sunday October 16,                                                                                                                                                               it out. The thunder and light-
the National Collegiate Ath-                                                                                                                         If pro is the opposite of con,    ning in the backdrop was
letic Association (NCAA)                                                                                                                          what’s the opposite of prog-         apropos of the heated storm
Woman of the Year award                                                                                                                           ress? That’s what the crowd          that was about to unfold. The
was handed to Stevens gradu-                                                                                                                      in Hayden Lounge was there           score was Dobbins: three to
ate Laura Baritio. The award                                                                                                                      to find out for the 6th annual       Wharton: two and neither op-
honors female student-ath-                                                                                                                        Dobbins vs. Wharton debate.          ponent showed any signs of
letes who have distinguished                                                                                                                      This year’s topic: Congress.         weakness. The two professors
themselves throughout their                                                                                                                       What is it good for? Profes-         donned their boxing gloves
collegiate careers in academ-                                                                                                                     sor Gary Dobbins was for             (yes, they actually had boxing
ic achievement, athletic ex-                                                                                                                      the opinion that Congress is         gloves) and began the battle!
cellence, community service                                                                                                                       good for absolutely nothing,             Wharton started off the de-
and leadership. Barito is the                                                                                                                     whereas Professor Jonathan           bate. Approval rating for Con-
second individual from a Di-                                                                                                                      Wharton was certain that             gress is between 8-13%. Even
vision III school to win this                                                                                                                     it was good for absolutely           though it isn’t very popular
award in history, in addition                                                                                                                     something.                           now, Congress has proven
to being a two-time NCAA                                                                                                                             There room got so full            its worth time and time again
national champion. Barito                                                                                                                         that additional chairs had to        throughout history and it is
grew up in Arkadelphia, Ar-                                                                                                                       be conjured up so that every-        there for a reason. “Ultimately
kansas, and is an eight-time                                                                                                                      one had a place to sit. The          it’s the people’s house.” The
                                                                                                                                  NCAA Photo      pizza was gone in the first
    See BARITO, page 10         The award honors female student athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.      five minutes and the Stevens             See DEBATE, page 11

                                 Campus News:                                Opinion:                           WORLD NEWS:                              Sports:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Opinion: 2-3, 12-13
   Inside                          Off-Center goes off
                                      the deep end
                                                                              -Stute Editorial-
                                                                            A confederacy of
                                                                                                                 Moammar Gadhafi
                                                                                                                  shown no mercy
                                                                                                                                                    Four Ducks score as
                                                                                                                                                    men’s soccer defeats                Campus News: 10-11
                                                                                dunces                                                                RU-Newark 4-0
                                    On Friday October 14 and                                                       SIRTE, Libya (AP) -                                                    Features: 4-9, 15
                                 Saturday October 15, Off-Cen-               “The Bible says it, I believe      Dragged from hiding in a             SSI - The Stevens Institute
                                 ter Productions, the Stevens           it, that settles it.” That’s all well   drainage pipe, a wounded          of Technology men’s soccer                 Funnies: 14
                                 sketch comedy group, put on            and good if you’re a fundamen-          Moammar Gadhafi raised his        team (12-2) used four second-

    Issue:                       their Unforgivable Show in
                                 Babbio to a full audience. The
                                 event showcased the...
                                                                        talist Christian, but it’s a little
                                                                        scary when it’s coming from,
                                                                        say, the next presidential...
                                                                                                                hands and begged revolution-
                                                                                                                ary fighters: “Don’t kill me,
                                                                                                                my sons.” Within an hour...
                                                                                                                                                  half goals to turn a 0-0 match
                                                                                                                                                  at the half into comfortable 4-0
                                                                                                                                                  victory over Rutgers...
                                                                                                                                                                                        World News: 16-17
                                                                                                                                                                                               Sports: 18
                                             Full story on page 10                    Full op-ed on page 2                Full story on page 17                Full story on page 18
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JEFF PONNOR                                                ROBERT HALE                       and good if you’re a fundamental-            for the moderator, he asked if any of
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                                          -Women’s Room-                                                                                  -Technically Speaking-
          Dressing for the professional world                                                                 Big.LITTLE: The little ARMs that could
     by ALEXIS MOORE                     sure they all match) and             the dresser while getting            by TIM PIROG               However, I cannot shake the       the Cortex-A15, but has been
                                         you’re all set for your in-          ready at five in the morn-                                      feeling that Intel or AMD         modified for energy efficien-
   During the past few                   terviews. For women, it’s            ing in the dark was. Pants         As I notice people with      will not let it stay that way     cy. The purpose of switch-
weeks, people have been                  slightly harder.                     don’t require you to wear      smartphones more and             for long. In the meantime,        ing between the A7 and A15
preparing for job inter-                    Women have to bal-                stockings, and ladies, you     more, it is pretty hard to       there has been quite a shift      cores while processing the
views around school.                     ance professional with               should wear stockings or       stay away from the luxu-         in the way ARMs will work         same application is based on
Many people are com-                     comfortable, all while               tights when you’re wear-       rious abilities which lie        in up and coming ‘super-          the fact that the two devices
peting for the precious                  not showing too much                 ing a skirt. I don’t care if   beneath its polycarbonate        phones’ (the next geneartion      are basically the same, but
Spring co-ops: a chance                  skin to prevent look-                your place of employment       exterior. What makes every       of smartphones). In the next      with different purposes. One
to get ahead in the busi-                ing like a harlot. As a              doesn’t require them; they     touch so responsive and ev-      few years, these cutting-edge     of them is focused on raw
ness world and network                   woman who has gone                   look way better than your      ery app load so fast? It’s the   superphones are expected to       power and the other is meant
with professionals who                   through this process to              legs (even if they’re silky    itty-bitty CPU which cuts        utilize the new Cortex-A15        for energy-efficientcy. This
may help them get a ca-                  gain two jobs, both of               smooth). Pants also gen-       through our applications         architecture, which will sig-     was a smart move, and don’t
reer in the future. This is              which asked me back, I               erally don’t give you the      like a hot knife through         nificantly improve perfor-        think that the Cortex-7 can’t
always a tense time on                   have a little experience             option of looking like a       butter. Smartphones are          mance, but, as expected, will     hold its own. It is said to be
campus, where the suits                  on dressing for success.             prostitute. There are many     typically powered by ARM         put quite a load on the battery   20% faster than current chips
and business clothes have                First, the huge debate is            skirts that are too short      processors: the iPhone 4s        of the device. To combat poor     and use 60% less energy.
to be washed and the in-                 whether to wear dress                for work. I would sug-         has an A5, which is basi-        battery performance, ARM             Switching between differ-
terviewees have to pre-                  pants or skirts. I person-           gest using the rule where      cally a dual-core ARM Cor-       will implement big.LITTLE         ent cores is nothing new. Lap-
pare. For women, it is                   ally am a fan of pants.              the skirt has to reach past    tex-A9 with a GPU; while         processing, which joins the       tops have been able to switch
even more of a challenge.                With, pants I don’t have             your fingertips for it to be   Android/Windows Phone            performance of the Cortex-        between graphics cards, inte-
Men have it easy. Wear a                 to worry about crossing              workplace       appropriate,   7 has various Cortex-A9          A15 with the extremely ener-      grated or discrete, for many
nice suit jacket, a tie, a               my legs properly or when             however many would sug-        CPU/GPU combinations.            gy-efficient Cortex-A7. The       years now, providing the lap-
dress shirt, slacks, socks,              the last time I bruised my                                          Let’s face it - ARM is the       Cortex-A7 shares the same
and dress shoes (make                    knee by bumping into                      See DRESS, page 4         CPU for mobile devices.          architecture and feature set of        See LITTLE, page 4
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  Campus pulse
                     Roving Reporter: “What is your favorite Pierce food?”

                Curly fries.                               I don’t have one.                                 Red jello.
             - Gabriel Rivera                                 - Sean Kelty                               - Brandon Griffin

   Waffle with ice cream and oreo                    The grilled chicken wrap.                           Mashed potatoes.
    topping with M&Ms on top.
                                                       - Stephanie Senkevich                              - Maura Quinn
        - Jamie DeGennaro

                               -Mind of a Freshman-                                                                                          -Senioritis-
 We do what we must because we can                                                                                   Sense of accomplishment
   Freshman Parents’ Week-                                            that happen. I felt awful last         Being that it is now                                       whether the reward is a
end was incredible. I went                                            night; I knew I wasn’t doing        about halfway through                                         juicy burger, a day off, or
to the academic colloquium                                            so well when my friends at          this semester, I can’t                                        even a job. Somehow that
and it far exceeded my ex-                                            Pierce told me that I looked        help but look at how this                                     seems to make it all worth
pectations. I was amazed that                                         horrible, while Saw is playing      semester has progressed                                       it in the end.
Stevens had two incredibly                                            on a giant screen behind me.        thus far, and what has                                            Knowing that the big-
important people speaking on                                          It’s never a good thing when        been         accomplished.                                    gest sense of accomplish-
campus. It was a great expe-                                          your friends find you to be         Having just realized                                          ment is yet to come, as
rience to hear from Dr. Kim             ASHLEY HILLER                 scarier than a horror movie. I      that I am now currently         NICHOLAS BARRESI              I look forward (why? I
and Dr. Chu. Really, it was                                           proceeded directly back to my       done with gym require-                                        don’t know) to the job in-
pretty inspirational. Hear-             Freshman Electrical           dorm and slept – a lot. That        ments - in my defense, I             Senior Physics           terviews, senior week, and
ing the speakers talk about             Engineering Major             seems to have gotten me back        am a member of the old                   Major                graduation, and that I’ll
the importance of innova-                                             to feeling human, at least.         track where I had to take                                     soon be on my way. I can’t
tion through history and how       made me impervious to sick-            Regardless of how I’m           6-you kids get off easy       narrowed in on my job           help but be cautiously op-
our generation of engineers        ness. I was sorely mistaken.       feeling, I have a lot that I        with 4 now-a-days! My         search, or because I’ve         timistic as I get ready. I’ve
will have a strong impact          I’ve come down with some-          want to accomplish and I            application for candida-      realized that I’m on my         been learning from my
on the future made me want         thing for the second time          certainly haven’t lost sight of     cy has been submitted,        way to the real world af-       mistakes (as many and of-
to work even harder to ac-         since I arrived here. I can        that while I’ve been sick. I        and my masters plan is        ter spending so much time       ten as they are) and can’t
complish something that will       only describe it as a watered      refuse to let being sick get in     set. I just sat through se-   in the Stevens bubble,          help but feel like I’ve
have a lasting impact on the       down version of what I called      the way of what I want to ac-       nior portraits and year-      but also because of some        grown and experience a
world. Dr. Chu wants to push       the freshman plague; the in-       complish; it certainly makes        book group photos.            much needed personal ac-        sense of confidenece as I
this country towards more re-      credibly vexing twist is that      things a lot harder, but I re-         I don’t know about         complishment as well.           am leaving the long estab-
search and rely on innovative      it seems to completely drain       ally can’t afford to succumb        the rest of you people,       This past week I managed        lished comfort zone.
ideas. Dr. Kim also stressed       your body of energy. Perhaps       to feeling this way. There are      but I feel accomplished.      to make the most outstand-          In closing, I guess what
how important innovation is,       someone among the students         so many opportunities that          We are now officially         ing Bacon Cheeseburgers         I’ve been getting at this
and he should know better          here is secretly Android 19        were not previously available       one quarter of the way        - not Five Guys good, but       week is to learn to appre-
than anyone. I heard so much       and draining the energy of         to me and I feel that it is very    through out senior year.      pretty good from scratch        ciate when it is that you
about Bell Labs from my sci-       their fellow classmates. Hope-     important for me to take ad-        Feeling like I haven’t        if I do say so myself. I’ve     accomplish a task, no mat-
ence and engineering teachers      fully I’m not in the same boat     vantage of them to the fullest.     done too much in these        learned to put myself out       ter how large or small,
in high school; the transistor     as Goku; this senzu bean has       I’ve been actively contacting       eight weeks, I’ve some-       there a little more, and        as the feeling is a great
and so many other incredible       to work this time. After sleep-    some professors about do-           how managed to muster         how to have a little more       motivating force. Know-
things have been developed         ing essentially the entire day,    ing research and I’m focus-         up enough strength to         fun with my life as a re-       ing how rough our time
there. I was fortunate enough      with the exception of going        ing on getting the most out         finally (knock on wood)       sult.                           is going to be as we start
to catch Dr. Kim before he         to classes, I’m feeling a little   of my time here. I’m really         establish a routine for          To put all of this in per-   the mad dash to the mid-
left and had the opportunity to    better. It is rather frightening   looking forward to getting          the semester. The fact        spective, the general feel-     point of this year, and the
talk to him.                       that homework and other ob-        more involved in academics          that it only took me half     ing of accomplishment           holiday break, that sense
   On a slightly different note,   ligations pile up so quickly       and I would love to get some        the semester is very un-      has proven to be a moti-        of accomplishment might
while things have been great,      here.                              hands on/on the job experi-         settling, but this semes-     vational boost of sorts as      as well be as good a fuel
I’ve been feeling slightly            Earlier in the year, the        ence. Learning material in a        ter hasn’t been known         the weeks and work start        source as pizza and “bev-
overwhelmed by things over         workload was light enough          classroom is very important,        for being nice.               to pile up. Knowing that        erages” will be once we
the last few days. It honestly     that sleeping in lieu of do-       but real life experience is            Now the general feel-      a reward is coming down         get that far.
feels like there aren’t enough     ing homework right away            something irreplaceable. I’m        ing of accomplishment         the pipe is probably one of         8 weeks in and 8 to go,
hours in the day to get every-     was a viable option. I realize     going to push myself towards        that presides is not only     the best forms of motiva-       and did I mention how I’m
thing done. Stevens has a lot      now that during the school         getting better so that I can ef-    because I’ve finally          tion out there in the world,    feeling accomplished?
to offer, but it’s proving to be   year, that just isn’t possible.    ficiently manage my time. I
difficult to take advantage of     I almost missed doing a We-        think it’s time for me to wrap
everything, especially while       bAssign assignment tonight;        up. After all, I have experi-
sick. I thought that my mas-       I’ve never lost track of when      ments to run and there is re-
sive intake of vitamins and        those are due before and I         search to be done. Until next
orange juice had essentially       was really shocked that I let      time, I bid you adieu.

          “The SGA Cabinet and EC Executive Board would like to congratu-
         late Chris Miles Bado and Matt “Nando” Kelly on receiving the bid
       for Boken 2012: Boken of the Living Dead! The presentations for this
         year’s themes were all very well done and were great themes. SGA
           and EC had a very long discussion, and the vote was very close.

     Boken of the Living Dead is - you guessed it - a zombie-themed Boken, cen-
  tered around popular zombie genre movies. The theme was (pardon the pun)
    very fleshed out, and SGA and EC are expecting a spectacular Boken 2012.

                  Good thing Inauguration was this weekend. Campus
                 doesn’t need zombies ruining the new landscaping.”

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 Features InauguratIon Weekend
         Community gathers at presidential inauguration

         Dr. Farvardin was inaugurated as Stevens seventh president on Friday, October 14.                                                                               Jeffrey Vock Photography

                        by RUCHIKA SHARMA                                    After lunch, the next major part of the day was       Stevens alumnus Lawerance T. Babbio, CEO of Ve-
                                                                         the Procession. As the Stevens Orchestra played           rizon and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. This
            On Friday, October 14, Stevens formally in-                  Jean Sibelius' Andante Festivo for Strings, del-          was followed by a musical interlude by the Stevens
         ducted the University's seventh president, Dr. Nari-            egates from over 30 universities, including Har-          Orchestra and wonderful words from Dr. Jeong
         man Farvardin. This was the first time for many                 vard, Cornell, and Princeton, and faculty of Stevens      Kim, Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Provost Korfiatis, and
         on campus to see the school celebrate in such a                 walked down Castle Point into Schaefer Gym. Stu-          Dr. Dilhan Kalyon. Stevens students welcomed the
         manner. The whole day was filled with events that               dents, parents and other visitors to campus were          President with an amusing video, while Richard
         commended Dr. Favardin’s contributions to the                   lined along the sides of the walkway to cheer and         Sanchez represented the student body with a beauti-
         professional and academic worlds. Many important                greet people who came to congratulate Dr. Farvard-        ful speech and Alumni Association President Mark
         officials from different sectors were here to witness           in.                                                       LaRosa spoke on behalf of the University’s alumni.
         a truly historic event. Over 60 student volunteers                  Once in the gymnasium, Dr. Dilhan Kalyon, In-            At this time, another musical interlude was given
         woke up at at 7 a.m. to help make the day a suc-                stitute Professor and Chair of the Faculty Council        by opera singer Carmen Balthrop and her accompa-
         cess.                                                           welcomed guests and the Stevens Student Cadets            nist Lester Green. Balthrop previously preformed
            After the Academic Colloquium held that morn-                Air Force ROTC Detachment 490 and Task Force              with prestigious groups such as the Metropolitan
         ing, important VIPs, including vice chairmans of                Pirate Army ROTC presented the New Jersey and             Opera and at the White House.
         many large companies such as Washington Mutual                  United States flags. This was followed by the Na-            The most important part of the day was the in-
         and JP Morgan, the CEO of JP Morgan, and many                   tional Anthem by the Stevens Choir and a brief            vestiture of the president, which was done by Bab-
         close friends of Dr. Farvardin were invited to Walk-            speech by Dr. Maureen Weatherall, Vice President          bio, followed by an inaugural address which left
         er Gymnasium (which at this time was transformed                for University Enrollment and also part of the pres-      everyone in the room in awe. The inauguration ap-
         into a beautiful banquet hall setting) for a five star          idential search committee.                                propriately ended with the Stevens choir singing
         meal. Some student volunteers who were paired                       Invocation was given by Monsignor Robert S.           the alma mater and the Stevens Inauguration Or-
         up with VIP officials during the day were lucky                 Meyer, Pastor, from Saints Peter and Paul Church,         chestra playing Symphony for String Orchestra in
         enough to be invited.                                           and a special welcome was given by prestigious            G Major.

Parents and alumni greet Farvardin at President’s Reception
   by ASHLEY HILLER               the reception. People at-            good sampling of what the      stage. They played pieces           mance gave the audience           Samuel Barber. Fei Deng
                                  tending the event were               DeBaun Center has to of-       including two movements             the chills. The rest of the       neatly concluded the eve-
   This past Saturday at 3        greeted with a variety of            fer. The evening started       from “Spring,” one of               performances      certainly       ning, playing Chopin’s
p.m., the library was filled      musical acts that resonated          off with the Allegro Maes-     four concertos by Vivaldi           did not fail to live up to        Prelude in D Flat Major.
with music and chatter            throughout the library and           toso movement “Rondeau”        that make up his cycle              the high expectations set            The performances were
during the President’s Re-        gave the evening a feel-             by Gustave Mouret from         “Four Seasons,” Alle-               by the first few perform-         all of a very high caliber;
ception for Freshman Par-         ing of sophistication. The           Handel’s “Water Music.”        gro, and Pastorale Dance            ers. Student Xiao Liu             their many hours of prac-
ents and Alumni. The event        performers for the evening           While the piece was begin-     from Mozart’s Concerto              plated Chopin’s Nocturne          ticing have certainly paid
gave freshman parents             were introduced by Betha-            ning, many people were         in G. Combined with the             in C Sharp; the power-            off. Jerry Ficeto, Jazz
the opportunity to interact       ny Reeves, the director and          still finding their way into   elegant decorations and             ful piece was executed            Band and Concert Band
with Dr. Farvardin, faculty       conductor of the choir at            the library; this piece was    backdrop of the great hall          precisely and elegantly           conductor and coach of
members, and a variety of         Stevens.                             certainly the perfect wel-     and the Stevens room, the           on the piano. Students            the Brass and Flute En-
students in a welcoming              There is certainly no             coming piece and was per-      flutists made the environ-          Veena        Ramakrishnan         sembles, Aysegul Du-
environment. The Musi-            shortage of musical talent           formed flawlessly by the       ment feel quite refined.            and David De Rosa sang            rakoglu, piano instructor
cal Showcase, presented           on the Stevens campus;               Stevens Brass Ensemble.        A few students remarked             the duet “Tonight” from           for students, and Bethany
by the DeBaun Center for          the musical showcase cer-            The Stevens Flute Ensem-       that there should be more           West Side Story. The two          Reeves, choral conduc-
Performing Arts, opened           tainly gave the audience a           ble was next to take front     times when this music is            showcased their voices            tor, must have been in-
                                                                                                      being played while they             and put on an impressive          credibly proud of their
                                                                                                      study.                              performance. Mengting             students. After all of the

             Schedule of Events
                                                                                                         David Zimmerman, the             Guo played a violin solo          performances had con-
                                                                                                      Executive Director of the           of Bach’s Sonata No. 1            cluded, parents and stu-
                                                                                                      DeBaun Center, played               in G Minor. The intensity         dents had the chance to
                                                                                                      the piano accompani-                with which she played             sample the many hors

   Oct. 13
                                                                                                      ment for student Donna              the piece was very appar-         d’oeuvres that were pro-
                                  Student Research Colloquium                                         Barden as she sang the              ent and seemed to reach           vided for the evening.
                                  Babbio Center, 3:00 p.m.                                            classic “It’s All Right             the audience. Amanda              Everyone was given the
                                                                                                      With Me” by Cole Por-               Llamanzares         played        opportunity to engage the
                                  Grad. Students Meet & Greet                                         ter. Her incredible voice
                                                                                                      easily carried through
                                                                                                                                          Chopin’s Nocturne Op.
                                                                                                                                          9 beautifully on piano.
                                                                                                                                                                            performers, Dr. Farvard-
                                                                                                                                                                            in, and others in conver-
                                  Babbio Center, 5:00 p.m.                                            the great hall and her              Alicia Mahon sang “Sure           sation for the duration of
                                                                                                      professional-level perfor-          on this Shining Night” by         the event.
   Oct. 14                        Academic Colloquium
                                  DeBaun Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.
                                  Inauguration Ceremony
                                  Canavan Arena, 2:00 p.m.
                                  Dr. Farvardin Address to
   Oct. 15                        Freshmen Parents
                                  DeBaun Auditorium, 9:30 a.m.
                                  Athletic Hall of Fame Brunch
                                  Bissinger Room, 10:30 a.m.
                                  President’s Reception for
                                  Freshmen Parents and Alumni
                                  S.C. Williams Library, 3:00 p.m.
                                  Presidential Inauguration Gala
                                  Westin Hotel, Jersey City, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                      The Musical Showcase gave the event a feeling of sophistication.              Jeffrey Vock Photography
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Farvardin attends academic colloquium
    by ASHLEY HILLER                rate Strategy. These two very         a little bit of sleep. He
                                                                                                                   Scholars showcase research
                                    distinguished guests contrib-         conveyed the importance
   To commemorate the in-           uted greatly to the discus-           of invention and entre-
auguration of Dr. Nariman           sion.                                 preneurship in the United
Favardin, Stevens Institute            Dr. George Korfiatis, the          States and the implications
of Technology held an Aca-          provost of Stevens stepped            of our actions now on the
demic Colloquium. This col-         up to the podium and ex-              future of the country. Hav-
loquium served as a quintes-        pressed that at Stevens In-           ing said that, Dr. Korfiatis
sential academic forum for          stitute of Technology, inno-          stepped down and Chris-
the major issues faced by so-       vation and entrepreneurship           tine Lagorio stepped up to
ciety today and how univer-         have always been the Insti-           speak.
sities, such as Stevens, can        tute’s core values; a tradition          Christine Lagorio is the
contribute to the solutions of      that every faculty member             Executive Editor of Inc.
these issues by molding the         at Stevens strives to uphold.         com and oversees the cov-
next generation of innovators       Dr. Korfiatis said that con-          erage of a variety of sub-
and entrepreneurs. For this         cern had arisen on his part           jects for Inc. Magazine’s
colloquium, Dr. Farvardin,          when he read Tomas Fried-             (a publication targeted
Dr. Ronald S. Besser and Dr.        man’s last book, “That Used           towards business owners
Frank T. Fisher were joined         to Be Us: How America                 and entrepreneurs) web-
by Dr. Steven Chu, the US           Fell Behind in the World It           page. These include busi-
Secretary of Energy and Dr.         Invented and How We Can               ness startups, marketing,
Jeong Kim, Vice President of        Come Back.” Dr. Korfiatis             innovation, and the best
Alcatel-Lucent and the Presi-       told the audience that read-          industries to start and grow
dent of Bell Labs and Corpo-        ing this book made him lose           a business. She knows
                                                                          what hard economic times
                                                                          the country is facing and
                                                                          backs Dr. Korfiatis’s em-
                                                                          phasis on invention. She
                                                                          talked about the impor-
                                                                          tance of “disruptive in-              Provost Korfiatis talks to Mrs. Farvardin about his work.                           Jeffrey Vock Photography
                                                                          novation,” innovation that
                                                                          is promoted and will have                 by NICOLE FRANKS                  gram is an invitation-only          gram committee to be chosen
                                                                          a large impact on society                                                   program, where students are         for this position.
                                                                          and thus will create new                 On Thursday, October               selected during the under-             This event was described
                                                                          markets in the country. She           13, the Student Research              graduate admission process,         by both Scholars and Tech-
                                                                          says that young Ameri-                Colloquium kicked off the             or after obtaining a mini-          nogenesis students alike as
                                                                          cans must be armed with               weekend of events related to          mum GPA of 3.8 after their          a valuable way to spend a
                                                                          the tools to invent and to            President Farvardin’s Inau-           first semester at Stevens.          summer. According to Ste-
                                                                          get their ideas out there;            guration. This event show-            Each Scholar is given a fac-        vens Scholar Darshi Shah
                                                                          young Americans will                  cased the work of Stevens             ulty advisor to aid in their re-    described the event as “a per-
                                                                          have to “convince a lot of            Scholars and Technogenesis            search and/or design during         fect opportunity to meet po-
                                                                          skeptical people of [their]           Summer Research students.             the academic and summer             tential employers, such as the
                                                                          ideas.” She poses the ques-           Over summer break, these              terms. The Technogenesis            CEO and CFO of multiple
                                                                          tion “How do we create a              selected students have access         Summer Research Program             companies.”
                                                                          country with the culture              to different research facili-         gives undergraduate students           Members of the commu-
                                                                          and education to support              ties and are assigned faculty         a unique opportunity over an        nity were able to enjoy light
                                                                          the next Ford or Jobs?” Af-           mentors. The 88 undergradu-           eight week period during the        refreshments as they engaged
                                                                          ter providing a good foun-            ate projects showcased all            summer. Students choose a           with students throughout
                                                                          dation for the colloquium’s           academic majors and inter-            suitable project and advisor,       Babbio atrium. Doctoral stu-
                                              Jeffrey Vock Photography                                          ests.                                 and submit a proposal to the        dent presentations were also
Dr. Farvardin and Dr. Chu watch the presentation.                           See ACADEMIC, page 11                  The Stevens Scholars Pro-          Technogenesis Research Pro-         on display during the event.

Farvardin: If the students succeed, Stevens succeeds
    by ASHLEY HILLER                Technology and expressed              comments from the parents.            also includes around 30,000           that “this institution was          skills, he believes that “it is
                                    his enthusiasm for work-              He invited all the parents            alumni, as well as many               founded by a family of in-          [the Institute’s] job to pre-
    The parents and families        ing with the students. “The           back to the campus. It is Dr.         neighbors, supporters, and            ventors and entrepreneurs”          pare them for success in the
of the freshman students            success of Stevens and the            Farvardin’s view that the             parents. The numbers only             and that this spirit still runs     world.” Dr. Farvardin spoke
filled DeBaun Auditorium            success of the students are           greatest success in this com-         continue to grow, and Dr.             strong in students today.           about the importance of stu-
this past Saturday morn-            connected... you succeed,             munity will be making this            Farvardin would like to cre-          Dr. Farvardin told the audi-        dents having proper values.
ing, waiting to hear from           we succeed.” When he                  family bigger. The faculty            ate a greater sense of unity          ence that he’s been building        This was backed by Ste-
Dr. Farvardin, the newly            opened the floor for ques-            and students are the core of          and pride among members               academic       entrepreneurial      vens’ long history of having
inaugurated president of            tions from the audience, he           the institution and uphold            of the community.                     programs for almost fifteen         students abide by an honor
Stevens. When he first took         was welcomed with positive            its reputation. This group               Dr. Farvardin stressed             years, and it’s important to        code. The Institute cares
the stage, he assured the                                                                                                                             instill these values in stu-        about the students’ character
parents that their children                                                                                                                           dents regardless of their           just as much as their intel-
are in good hands and that                                                                                                                            field. He wants to give stu-        ligence, skills, and profes-
the Institute will help each                                                                                                                          dents the opportunity to            sionalism. The Institute also
student reach his or her full                                                                                                                         “take their ideas and wrap          cares about the students’
potential. He explained that                                                                                                                          them” for commercial use.           well-being during their time
“roses become most beauti-                                                                                                                            “Just ideas aren’t enough”          at Stevens; “[we] care about
ful and bless their surround-                                                                                                                         for something great to hap-         the safety and security of
ings when they bloom. I                                                                                                                               pen. There is a program at          our students, emotionally
view our students as roses.”                                                                                                                          Stevens where students are          and physically.” He stresses
Dr. Farvardin promised that                                                                                                                           formed into groups of three         that there are resources that
the Institute will provide a                                                                                                                          to five students and work on        students have on campus
nourishing environment that                                                                                                                           a project they deem com-            for any problem that they
will cultivate the minds of                                                                                                                           mercially important for two         may encounter; the Institute
the students and allow them                                                                                                                           years. One out of five of the       wants to see the students
to grow into the future gen-                                                                                                                          groups winds up going into          become individuals that can
eration of engineers and en-                                                                                                                          business.                           succeed in the work world.
trepreneurs.                                                                                                                                             The students of Stevens          Great ideas and individu-
    Dr. Farvardin welcomed                                                                                                                            receive a broad-based edu-          als have come from this in-
the parents and students                                                                                                                              cation. Dr. Farvardin does          stitution in the past and Dr.
into the ever-growing fam-                                                                                                Jeffrey Vock Photography    not think it is the Institute’s     Farvardin is eager to uphold
ily of Stevens Institute of         At his address, Farvardin assured parents that Stevens will cultivate the minds of their children.                job to teach the students just      this proud tradition.

Students, alumni commemorate historic inauguration at gala
       by MATTHEW                   with the school’s forbearers.         The Stute. Swenson told the           heart-warming and humorous
       NEUTEBOOM                    Recent graduates rekindled            crowd that Stevens gave him           introduction for the man of
                                    old friendships while the             his unyielding persistence            the hour. As Dr. Farvardin ap-
   A group of Stevens stu-          older generation reminisced           that allowed him to succeed           proached the podium to make
dents, dressed to the nines         about times when the Stevens          in the face of frustration and        his speech he received a rous-
in dapper tuxedos and fine          Castle still sat perched atop         opposition.                           ing standing ovation. Over-
dresses, convened in the            Castle Point.                             The Charles V. Schaefer           whelmed by the welcome he
Westin Hotel in Jersey City            In addition to celebrating         Jr. Entrepreneur Award was            had received from the Ste-
to attend the Presidential In-      the new president, that eve-          granted to John Puente, Di-           vens community, he vowed
auguration Gala on Saturday,        ning two awards were pre-             rector of Micros Systems,             to tap into the enthusiasm be-
October 15. Though Stevens          sented to notable alumni: The         Inc. and an IEEE Life Fellow.         ing showcased by the alumni
holds an annual gala for the        Stevens Honor Award, and              Now 81, Puente has founded            that night to further improve
members of the Edwin A.             the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr.          numerous telecommunica-               Stevens. Farvardin stated that
Stevens Society, this year’s        Entrepreneur Award. The Ste-          tions companies including             his goal was to unite the en-
gala was marked by the his-         vens Honor Award, bestowed            Digital Communications Cor-           tire Stevens community and
toric inauguration of Dr. Nari-     upon a person for notable             poration (now Hughes Net-             to give their energy drive
man Farvardin, and the event        achievement in any profes-            work Systems) and South-              and direction. He thanked his
drew out more attendees than        sion or field of endeavor,            ernNet. He even led the team          wife and his daughter and the
any other gala in Stevens his-      was this year given to J. Scott       that launched the first inter-        men and women around the
tory. It was many of these stu-     Swenson ‘74, a mechanical             national private telecommu-           room for helping him find his
dents’ first experience with an     engineer from Stevens and             nications satellite into space        new family at Stevens.                                                              Jeffrey Vock Photography
event of this magnitude, but        chairman of Conduit Capi-             at Orion Network Systems,                After Dr. Farvardin re-            The inauguration coincided with this year’s Edwin A. Stevens gala.
for many of the school’s suc-       tal Partners, LLC. Despite            Inc. He also served in the Air        ceived his second standing
cessful and famous alumni           his success throughout his            Force from 1948 to 1952 and           ovation of the evening, Ed            Eichhorn at a board meeting         fully, he announced that not
it was a time to welcome the        education, Swenson admit-             is the younger step-brother of        Eichhorn ’69, Vice Presi-             that if he didn’t have $10 mil-     only had they met their goal,
new president, reunite with         ted that he did not try very          the legendary musician Tito           dent for Development, took            lion of it by the time the gala     but had surpassed it by $2
one another, and give thanks        hard in high school. That             Puente.                               the stage to make the clos-           rolled around, he wouldn’t be       million that very night raising
to their alma mater. Alumni         seems to have changed at                  After the awards presenta-        ing remarks and to discuss            invited to attend. Eichhorn,        a total of $12 million, elicit-
of all ages could be seen           Stevens however, and Swen-            tion and dinner, Chairman of          Stevens’ current ambitious            who had already procured a          ing thunderous applause from
shaking hands and speaking          son quickly became heavily            the Board of Trustees Law-            three year $30 million fun-           tuxedo for the event, decided       the crowd. It was a wonderful
with the newly elected presi-       involved in sports and activi-        rence T. Babbio, Jr. ‘66 and          draising campaign. Interest-          that he would serve drinks          evening and a historic occa-
dent while students sipped          ties at Stevens, including be-        Tandice Farvardin, Dr. Far-           ingly enough, Lawrence T.             to patrons in the hotel lobby       sion that will be remembered
champagne and hobnobbed             coming the Editor-in-Chief of         vardin’s daughter, made a             Babbio Jr. ’66, jokingly told         should that happen. Thank-          fondly for years to come.
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  Features inauguraTion Weekend
     Homecoming hits campus
 Women's volleyball
 falls to Averett and
                                                                                            Nikish scores a hat trick as
      New Paltz                                                                             field hockey downs Elmira
   SSI – On Saturday,                         man Katie Hall both re-
October 15, the Stevens                       corded two kills, while
Institute of Technology                       Caulson also registered
women’s volleyball team                       six digs and two blocks.
dropped both matches in                          In the four-set falter
a tri-match at Canavan                        to New Paltz, 19-25, 25-
Arena on Senior Day. The                      18, 25-19, 25-18, Kow-
Ducks fell to Averett Uni-                    alska led all players with
versity, 3-0, in the open-                    17 kills and added seven
ing match, and then was                       digs.
on the wrong end of a 3-1                        Gates put together
decision to SUNY New                          a solid effort for the
Paltz. Stevens has a week                     Ducks with a match-high
off before traveling up to                    44 assists and chipped in
Rochester, N.Y. for the                       eight digs and two kills.
second round of Empire 8                         Janes and Dickinson
Conference crossover play.                    combined for 21 kills
   In the three-set loss, 25-                 and four blocks in the
19, 25-14, 26-24, senior                      loss. Janes tallied 10
Kate Janes and sophomore                      kills and two blocks,
Chrissy Dickinson led                         while Dickinson re-
the Ducks with eight kills                    corded 11 kills and two
each. Janes also paced                        blocks as well.
Stevens with five blocks                         Sophomore      Hannah
and added four digs, while                    Gasper paced the Ducks
Dickinson chipped in two                      back line with 13 digs,
blocks and two digs.                          while Caulson registered
   Junior Maggie Kow-                         five kills and four digs.
alska tallied a team-high                        Stevens plays three
10 digs to go along with                      matches at St. John Fish-
four blocks and a service                     er College next weekend                 The Ducks broke their single-game shot record.                                                                                         Derek Smith
ace. Sophomore Samantha                       on October 21 and 22.
Gates dished out a team-                      The Ducks will take on                     SSI – The Stevens In-            the Ducks. She made one                                     Score       Shots         Saves Corners
best 13 assists with five                     Alfred University, El-                  stitute of Technology field         save in 35 minutes.
digs.                                         mira College and Ithaca                 hockey team topped Elmira              Stevens scored in the 20th               Elmira             2             3            15         2
   Stevens’      sophomore                    College over the two-                   College 5-2 in its homecom-         minute when Nikish and
Mary Caulson and fresh-                       day event.                              ing game on Saturday after-         sophomore Rachel Chavez                     Stevens            5             54            1        15
                                                                                      noon. The Ducks dominated           broke free on a 2-on-none
                                1             2             3                         the statsheet but had to claw       breakaway. Chavez slipped                  netted an equalizer 1:21 later      down the right side, found
                                                                                      for the win against a scrappy       a cross to the junior captain              but the Ducks scored three          her way into the circle be-
     Averett                   25             25            26                        Elmira team that kept the           for the easy score. Elmira                 times over the final 12:41 to       fore launching a rocket of a
                                                                                      game tied until 58:19. Junior       was able to pull even with 12              secure the win.                     shot into the lower-left cor-
   Stevens                     19             14            24                        captain Mary Nikish scored          seconds left in the first when                Sophomore back Megan             ner.
                                                                                      three times to lead Stevens         back Shannon Nelligan                      Traub notched her seventh              The Ducks’ final score
                                                                                      offensively.                        scored her fourth of the year.             of the year on a penalty            came with 0:00 on the clock
                                1             2             3         4                  The Ducks broke the pro-            The Ducks and Soaring                   corner with assists going to        and it was Nikish’s third of
                                                                                      gram’s single-game shots re-        Eagles (2-10 overall, 2-3                  senior captains Jillian Price       the game and ninth of the
New Paltz                      19             25            25        25              cord, taking a remarkable 54        Empire 8) played scoreless                 and Mallory Swanson on              season. Price notched her
                                                                                      on the day. Elmira only took        hockey for the first 15-plus               the play. Sophomore Katie           team-high 12th assist of the
   Stevens                     25             18            19        18              three total but tallied on two      minutes of the second period               Achilles, one of the Ducks’         season the play.
                                                                                      of them.                            before an unassisted tally                 top defenders, was able to             Stevens will return to ac-
                                                                                         Sophomore            Lauren      from Nikish broke the dead-                get into the scoring column         tion on October 19 when it
                                                                                      Thomas made 15 saves in             lock, banging home a loose                 for the first time in her ca-       hosts in-state rival Rowan
                                                                                      the loss while junior Meg           ball in front.                             reer to give the Ducks a 4-2        University for a non-confer-
                                                                                      Collins earned the win for             A feisty Elmira team                    edge 2:43 later. She dribbled       ence tilt at 5 p.m.

   Women's cross country place                                                                                                      Men's cross country finishes
   eighth at CTC Championships                                                                                                      third at CTC Championships
                                                      Team Scores                                                                                                          Team Scores
  Team             Total   1        2    3        4    5    6*   7* Average Time                                             Team             Total   1    2    3      4    5    6*     7* Average Time
                                                                                           29.   Jamie Brabston                                                                                               13.   Michael Cahill
Rowan               22     1        2    4     6       9    11   13        18:58.78        36.   Katie Castro              Rowan              36      3    4    8     9     12   16     23    27:02.36        19.   Thomas Cunningham
Philadelphia        55     3        8    12    15      17   30   52        19:37.20                                        NJIT               65      1    2    7     25    30   40     45    27:11.22
St. Joe’s - L.I.   117     14       16   20    25      42   51   56        20:31.90        44.   Laura Lemke               Stevens            120     13   19   20    29    39   44     58    27:49.84        20.   Bradford Antes
Stockton           120      7       19   21    33      40   43   47        20:36.68        49.   Christine Hecker          Felician           123      5   24   26    27    41   63           27:45.72        29.   Andrew Turnage
DeSales            130     18       26   27    28      31   35   37        20:46.91        61.   Melissa Murphy            DeSales            139     11   14   34    38    42   48     49    28:01.37        39.   Michael Maglio
CUNY-Hunter        171     10       24   34    50      53   69   71        21:09.31        62.   Amira Dardir              Stockton           148     21   28   31    33    35   43     75    27:59.53        44.   David DeWan
Georg. Court       179     22       23   41    45      48   55   57        21:16.54                                        Philadelphia       169     10   15   18    62    64   71     77    28:17.43
                                                                                           68.   Maura Quinn               St. Joe’s - L.I.   188     17   22
                                                                                                                                                                                                              58.   Andrew Verderame
Stevens            219     29       36   44    49      61   62   68        22:02.80                                                                             37    53    59   66     67    28:26.28

   SSI – At Liberty State                     of 18:35.29.                              Ducks         freshmen               SSI – At Liberty State Park             the top overall runner, who         in 20th with a 27:38.49 8K
Park on October 15, the                          Senior Jamie Brabston                Christine Hecker and                on October 15, the Stevens                 clocked in a time of 26:38.04.      performance.
Stevens Institute of Tech-                    was the top overall finish-             Melissa Murphy were                 Institute of Technology men’s                 Stevens’ top runner came            Sophomore Andrew Tur-
nology women’s cross                          er for the Ducks, placing               the final top-five run-             cross country team placed                  by way of sophomore Mi-             nage and freshman Michael
country    team     placed                    29th overall out of 138 to-             ners for Stevens. Heck-             third overall out of 14 institu-           chael Cahill. Cahill placed         Maglio rounded out the top-
eighth overall out of 15                      tal runners with a time of              er turned in a time of              tions on the 8K course in the              13th individually out of 148        five runners for Stevens with
schools on the 5K course                      21:05.65.                               21:57.24 to place 49th,             multi-divisional race in the               total runners with a time of        respective finishes of 29th and
in the multi-divisional                          Sophomores         Katie             while Murphy recorded               Collegiate Track Conference                27:23.95.                           39th overall. Turnage turned
race in the Collegiate                        Castroagudin and Laura                  a 23:59.19 to finish in             Championships. Rowan Uni-                     Two other Ducks run-             in a time of 27:54.75, while
Track Conference Cham-                        Lemke posted solid per-                 61st place.                         versity claimed top honors as              ners tallied top-20 finishes in     Maglio crossed the line with a
pionships. Rowan Univer-                      formances, finishing 36th                 The Ducks will wait               a team with 36 points.                     freshman Thomas Cunning-            28:34.64.
sity claimed top honors as                    and 44th, respectively.                 until October 30 to com-               The Ducks accumulated                   ham and senior Brad Antes.             The Ducks will wait until
a team with 22 points.                        Castroagudin clocked in                 pete in the Empire 8                120 total points, while New                Cunningham crossed the line         October 30 to compete in the
   Rowan     also   turned                    at 21:22.11, while Lemke                Conference Champion-                Jersey Institute of Technol-               in 19th place with a final time     Empire 8 Conference Cham-
in the top runner of the                      crossed the line with a                 ship in Saratoga Springs,           ogy was the meet’s runner-up               of 27:37.35, while Antes was        pionship in Saratoga Springs,
event, who posted a time                      time of 21:49.78.                       N.Y. at 10 a.m.                     with 65 points. NJIT also had              directly behind Cunningham          N.Y. at 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                    Get ready for a night
                                                                                                                       of rock ‘n’ roll!
                                                                                                   Theta Phi Alpha Sorority and WCPR are hosting a Battle of the Bands. There will be Music,
                                                                                                      Pizza, Snacks, and Drinks, along with raffles and other prizes. You will also have the
                                                                                                    chance to support and vote for your favorite band so they will win top prizes and glory.

                                                                                                   Mark your calendars for Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Bissinger Lounge.
                                                                                                 Cost is $5 in advance, $7 at the door, and $4 per individual in a group of 10 or more!
                                                                                                                               Contact with any questions.
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Ducks dominate on land and sea
 Men's swimming rolls to 153-88                                                                                                                  Men's soccer
                                                                                                                                                shuts out Ithaca
    win over Montclair State                                                                                                                                    Score       Shots       Saves        Fouls
                                                                                                                                                Ithaca             0            12          5           7
                                                                                                                                                Stevens            1            16          2          10
                                                                                                                                                 SSI – Junior Victor Daza       tistically: Ithaca led 6-5 in
                                                                                                                                              of the Stevens Institute of       shots and both teams had
                                                                                                                                              Technology men’s soccer           each taken one corner kick.
                                                                                                                                              team scored the only goal            Three minutes into the
                                                                                                                                              of the Ducks’ homecoming          second, Daza and Adler
                                                                                                                                              game with Ithaca College          tired to hook up again but
                                                                                                                                              on Saturday evening in bat-       could not get a shot off in a
                                                                                                                                              tle of teams with unblem-         good scoring opportunity in
                                                                                                                                              ished Empire 8 records.           the North side of the field.
                                                                                                                                              Sophomore goalkeeper Paul            Ithaca then had perhaps
                                                                                                                                              Killian earned the shut-          its best chance of the after-
                                                                                                                                              out for Stevens (11-2, 4-0),      noon. Tim Goldman drilled
                                                                                                                                              while the Bombers fell to         two point-blank shots four
                                                                                                                                              4-6-1 and 3-1 in the league.      seconds apart, but one was
                                                                                                                                                 The match began slowly,        blocked down and the other
                                                                                                                                              with just three shots taken       saved by Killian to keep the
                                                                                                                                              between the two teams in          game 1-0.
                                                                                                                                              the first 20 minutes as the          The Bombers played
                                                                                                                                              two sides spent the opening       more desperately in the final
                                                                                                                                              stretch of the game feeling       quarter hour and engineered
                                                                                                                                              each other out.                   two runs where their at-
                                                                                                                                                 Finally, 22 minutes into       tackers gained a step on the
                                                                                                                                              the game, Zach Adler found        Stevens defense. The first
                                                                                                                                              Daza in space outside the         one resulted in a shot over
                                                                                                                                              box and fed it to him on the      the crossbar, the next was
                                                                                                                                              left side. Daza corralled the     redirected to give Ithaca a
Junior John Hu helped lead the Ducks to breaking four pool records during the meet.                                             Derek Smith   pass and surveyed his op-         corner kick that would ulti-
                                                                                                                                              tions before faking a drive       mately prove fruitless.
   SSI – The Stevens Insti-         Alex Benham placing first            Mitchel Epperly swept the               Stevens swam the rest        and then drilling a high shot        The Bombers’ final shot
tute of Technology men’s            (9:54.15), freshman Wes-             200-yard butterfly (1:54.79,         of the day’s races in ex-       over both the Itahca defend-      came with four minutes
swimming team broke four            ley Elford taking second             2:03.41, 2:07.11). Hu’s time         hibition but Benham’s           er and the goalkeeper for the     left, though they did make
De Baun Aquatic Center              (9:56.95), and rookie Car-           was the Ducks’ third pool-           4:56.17 would have been         score.                            the final seconds interesting
pool-records en route to a          los Blandon finishing third          record on the day.                   good enough for a win              For the rest of the half the   with a corner kick at 89:32
convincing 153-88 win over          (10:21.25).                             Hessler and Munt went             in the 500-yard freestyle,      Ducks tried to duplicate that     that saw even the goalten-
visiting Montclair State               Sophomores Nick Noga,             one-two in the 50-yard free-         while Rees would have           score and generate chances        der up front attempting to
University in the season-           Conor Arcuri, and Elijah             style with times of 21.84            won the 100-yard butter-        with long passes, but no          get the trying strike. But the
opener for both school on           Davis went one-two-three             and 22.41, while Huyett and          fly with a 53.81. Charriez      other pair connected. There       ball was punched back into
Saturday afternoon. The             in the 200-yard freestyle            junior Derek Smith placed            had the fastest time in the     was, however, an exciting         the Itahca zone, sealing the
Ducks had the fastest time          (1:48.14, 1:51.64, 1:52.12),         first and second in the 100-         200-IM (2:01.49) as did         pile-up in front of the Itahca    Ducks’ 10th straight win.
in all 16 events on the after-      while Charriez, Hanak, and           free (48.67, 49.08). Hanak’s         the 400-yard freestyle team     goal after a free-kick oppor-        The Ducks continue their
noon.                               senior captain Ben Watkins           1:59.46 won the 200-yard             of Huyett, Munt, Smith,         tunity, but the half expired      homestand on Tuesday eve-
   Junior Greg Charriez,            did the same in the 100-             backstroke. He was fol-              and Hessler. In the 400-        without a shot taken.             ning as they will host Rut-
sophomore Brian Gine-               yard backstroke (52.65,              lowed by Noga (2:01.80)              free relay, the Ducks set a        The teams were neck-           gers-Newark at the DeBaun
baugh, junior Daniel Munt,          54.14, 59.67). Charriez’s            and Elford (2:06.56).                new pool-record with their      and-neck at the break sta-        Athletic Complex at 7 p.m.
and sophomore Tyler Hes-            time was also a new De                  Hu’s second win of the            3:13.89.
sler started the day with a         Baun record.                         day came in the 200-yard                Stevens will return to
pool-record time in the 200-
yard medley relay, clocking
a 1:37.12.
                                       Ginebaugh won the 100-
                                    yard breaststroke with a
                                    time of 1:03.47, and ju-
                                                                         breaststroke with a time of
                                                                         2:11.60. Ginebaugh and
                                                                         senior captain Mark Bag-
                                                                                                              action at the New York
                                                                                                              University Fall Invitational
                                                                                                              next weekend. The Ducks
                                                                                                                                                Women's soccer
   Stevens swept the 1,000-
yard freestyle with junior
                                    nior John Hu, freshman
                                    Jack Rees, and sophomore
                                                                         niewski took second and
                                                                         third (2:20.26, 2:22.26).
                                                                                                              will face NYU and SUNY
                                                                                                              Cortland.                         dominates Alfred
                                                                                                                                                                Score       Shots       Saves       Fouls
  Women's swimming cruises to                                                                                                                   Alfred             0            2          10          11

season-opening win over Montclair                                                                                                               Stevens            3
                                                                                                                                                 SSI – The Stevens Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                27          1          12
                                                                                                                                                                                to 3-0. Johnson now has two
   SSI – The Stevens In-                                                                                                                      of Technology women’s soc-        goals on the season, while
stitute   of    Technology                                                                                                                    cer team raced out to a 2-0 ad-   Heine is second on the team
women’s swimming team                                                                                                                         vantage in the first three and    with 14 points scored.
cruised to a 160-94 win                                                                                                                       a half minutes of their home-        Bagley recorded her first
on Saturday at the De                                                                                                                         coming game versus Alfred         marker of her career on a free
Baun Aquatic Center in                                                                                                                        University on Saturday after-     kick from 24 yards out just
the season-opener for both                                                                                                                    noon and never looked back        1:40 into the second half to
schools. Stevens set a pair                                                                                                                   as the Ducks won by a final       end the scoring for the Ducks.
of new pool-records and                                                                                                                       of 4-0. The Ducks have now        With the goal, Bagley be-
had the top time in 16-of-                                                                                                                    won five-straight games, in-      comes the 10th Duck to tally
16 events on the afternoon.                                                                                                                   cluding three in the Empire 8     a goal and 12th to record a
   Sophomore         Louise                                                                                                                   Conference.                       point in the 2011 season.
Moores, freshman Brittany                                                                                                                        Junior Brittany Odgers,           Junior Teegan Kelly was
Geyer, freshman Sharon                                                                                                                        senior Kathleen Schuckers,        only forced to make one save
Rooker, and junior Hay-                                                                                                                       freshmen Georgia Johnson          in all 90 minutes of action to
ley Hatfield started the                                                                                                                      and Megan Bagley all scored       earn her first victory and first
afternoon strongly with a                                                                                                                     for Stevens in the victory.       shutout this season.
pool-record in the 200-yard                                                                                                                      Odgers also handed out            Stevens held a distinct edge
medley relay, clocking a                                                                                                                      an assist, while sophomore        in shots over Alfred, 27-2,
1:51.72.                                                                                                                                      Bridgette Barden and fresh-       including 10-1 on goal, and
   Freshman Nicole Miller                                                                                                                     man Ann Heine also picked         topped the Saxons in corners,
won her first collegiate                                                                                                                      up assists in the contest.        9-3.
event, clocking an 11:10.82                                                                                                                      Just 2:30 into the game,          The Ducks have put to-
in the 1,000-yard freestyle.                                                                                                                  Odgers picked up her third        gether a five-game winning
Senior captain Kim Mc-                                                                                                                        goal of the season on a pass      streak and have outscored
Caffrey placed second with                                                                                                                    from Barden to begin the          their opponents, 14-2, in those
an 11:12.25 and sophomore                                                                                                                     scoring for the Ducks. Not        matches.
Megan Lisbon was third                                                                                                                        even a minute later, Odgers          Stevens will face a true test
(11:29.02).                                                                                                                                   found Schuckers on a two-on-      next Wednesday, October 19,
   Hatfield and junior Ma-                                                                                                                    one advantage for the second      when nationally ranked No.
rissa Douglas took first                                                                                                                      Stevens tally of the contest.     11 The College of New Jersey
and second in the 200-              Stevens set a pair of new pool-records and had the top time in 16-of-16 events.             Derek Smith      In the 25th minute, John-      visits Castle Point for a 7:30
yard freestyle with times                                                                                                                     son took a pass from Heine        p.m. showdown. The Lions
of 2:00.85 and 2:01.30, re-         Allison Henning notched              5:32.87) did the same thing New York University Fall                 and distributed the ball past     are currently 9-2-1 this sea-
spectively, while Rooker            a third-place finish in the          in the 500-freestyle.        Invitational when it faces              the Saxons goalkeeper to          son, while the Ducks have a
won the 100-yard back-              same race with a 26.20.                 The Ducks swam the NYU and SUNY Cortland.                         build Stevens’ first half lead    9-3-2 record.
stroke with a time of                  Hatfield carded a 54.41           rest of the afternoon’s

                                                                                                                                               In Summary
1:02.51.                            in winning the 100-free,             events in exhibition but
   Geyer earned a victory           with junior Natalie Fitz             would have earned three
in the 100-yard breast-             taking second with a time            more      wins.     Moores’
stroke, clocking a 1:10.18,         of 57.12. Lisbon recorded            1:00.01 would have won             Field Hockey vs. Elmira                                                        W        5-2
and     sophomore      Anne         the second De Baun record            the 100-yard butterfly and         Men’s Cross Country at CTC Championships                                              3rd/14
Fodor followed in second            of the day with a 2:13.28 in         Douglas’ 2:14.81 in the
with a 1:15.64. Senior Sian         the 200-yard backstroke.             200-yard individual med-           Women’s Cross Country at CTC Championships                                            8th/15
Pearson, freshman Kay-              She took first place and             ley would have as well.            Men’s Soccer vs. Ithaca                                                        W        1-0
leigh Barrows, and McCaf-           was followed by sopho-               Fitz, Moores, Miller and
frey went one-two-three             more Brie Sherer and her             Pearson clocked a win-             Women’s Soccer vs. Alfred                                                      W        4-0
in the 200-yard butterfly           2:22.67.                             ning time in the final event       Men’s Swimming vs. Montclair                                                   W      153-88
(2:13.87, 2:23.49, 2:23.80).           Geyer and Fodor went              of the afternoon – the
   Freshman April Lawson            one-two in the 200-yard              400-yard freestyle relay           Women’s Swimming vs. Montclair                                                 W      160-94
earned her first career win         breaststroke       (2:31.87,         (3:41.84).                         Women’s Volleyball vs. Averett                                                 L        3-0
in the 50-yard freestyle            2:43.62),    while     Pear-            Stevens will return to
with a time of 25.36. Junior        son and Miller (5:16.89,             action next weekend at the
                                                                                                            Women’s Volleyball vs. New Paltz                                               L        3-1
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Features Meet                                                                                        the                           Greeks
                                                              Kappa Sigma
  Founded Nationally
                           KS                     Motto
   December 10, 1869                           Bononia Docet
  University of Virginia                     “Bologna Teaches”

      Colonized Locally                            Colors
         May 1, 2011                         Scarlet, White, and
Still petitioning for a charter               Emerald Green

            GPA                                  House game
            3.467                                 “Stump”

  The Four Pillars of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity are:
 1. Fellowship
 2. Leadership
 3. Scholarship
 4. Service

      The Stevens Institute of Technology Kappa
        Sigma Colony places great emphasis
            on service in our community.

       Our recent service projects have included:                                  Grand Master
 1. Multiple fundraisers to pay for water filters for
    families living on the Guatemala City Garbage
                                                                                       R. Julian Gallo                                           Contact Information
    Dump                                                                       Grand Procurator
 2. We are make weekly trips to the Hoboken Homeless                                                                                      Since we are still a Colony we are actively working on recruiting
                                                                                         Paul Pavlich                                    members. Anyone interested in learning more about Kappa Sigma,
                                                                                                                                          serving with us in our community, or just hanging out can email
 3. We have made trips to the Jubilee Center                                       Grand Master                                     to let us know of their interest.
 4. Collecting food outside of Shoprite and bringing                               of Ceremonies
    it to the Hoboken Food Pantry (In Jesus Name
    Charities runs the pantry)                                                           Daniel Munt                                                 Upcoming Events
 5. Collecting food outside of A&P and bringing it to
    the Hoboken Homeless Shelter                                                Grand Treasurer                                                    October 22
                                                                                                                                               Hoboken Fall Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                       October 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                      418 Madison
 6. Volunteered for the Vendy Awards on Governor’s                                        Cody Kylor                                                                                                  Poker Night
 7. Volunteered at Comic-con                                                         Grand Scribe                                                    Volunteer events every week- contact if interested.
                                                                                                                                                    Cheer with us at campus athletic events- contact for
 8. Volunteered for Hoboken Cultural Affairs                                            Drew Capone                                                         a list of events we will be attending.

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  Features Fresh. senator Candidates
     Freshman Senate Election Debate                                                                                                                                  Emily Noonan
                                                                                                                                                                                           Hello! My name is Emily Noonan and
                                                                                                                                                                                        I’m running for Freshman Senate. As a
                                                                                                                                                                                        four-year member of student government
                                                                                                                                                                                        in high school, I feel I have the experi-
     October 25, 2011                                                                                                                                                                   ence, leadership skills, and responsibil-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ity to represent the freshman class well.
     9PM in Kidde 228                                                                                                                                                                   If elected, I hope to bring the ideas and
                                                                                                                                                                                        concerns of my classmates forward, so
                                                                                                                                                                                        that is not only the select few who hold
   For questions contact:                                                                                                                                                               positions that have a voice, but the entire
                                                                                                                                                                                        class of 2015. I would really love to get                                                                                                                                                                    as involved as possible here at Stevens,
                                                                                                                                                                                        and hope to help make our first year the
                                                                                                                                                                                        best it can possibly be.

                              Mia Manzella                                                                                                                    Tushar Patel
                                                        Let’s be frank. Whether it be student dis-                        Tired of walking from the PATH station?
                                                     counts or more resources for our studies, we                      Feeling a bit scared at night because campus
                                                     all want the betterment of student life. Hav-                     isn’t adequately lit? Don’t know how to get
                                                     ing been a part of Student Government for                         funding and start a new club? These are just a
                                                     years, I have found that this organization is                     few thoughts that my peers shared with me as I
                                                     where to start when eliciting change. From                        asked them for improvements for Stevens, and
                                                     transforming the wasted crevices of Babbio                        these are the main things I wish to change at
                                                     into academic lounges to establishing a more                      Stevens. Even though it’s been only two months
                                                     accessible tutor system, there’s a lot that can                   and I have already involved myself with IUA
                                                     be done. So now the question is, why vote                         and SHPC, I feel ready to use my prior leader-
                                                     Mia Manzella for Freshmen Senate? Not                             ship experience to be a voice for Stevens. I am
                                                     only do I work diligently and collaboratively                     ready to take on this responsibility for an im-
                                                     to present practical solutions, I am commit-                      proved and united Stevens. For questions, com-
                                                     ted to the execution of these resolutions as                      ments, ideas, or for more detailed information on
                                                     well. I have no desire to be a politician in                      my campaign with my running mate, Tom Cruz,
                                                     this election. I am merely your peer who be-                      visit our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.
                                                     lieves she has the creativity, determination,                     com/tomandtusharforsga . Remember to Vote for
                                                     and experience to make the possibilities of                       Tushar Patel and Tom Cruz “A Political Partner-
                                                     an exceptional college experience a reality.                      ship 5 Years in the Making.” Thank you!

       Michael McAree                                                                          Mark Scalzo                                                                       Sarvesh Shah
                                                                                  My name is Mark Scalzo and I would like to be an
                                                                              SGA Senator for the Freshman Class. I am a member
                                                                              of the BMES, SAVE, SHPC, Volleyball Team and the
                                                                              Scholars Program. I am running because I use logic
                                                                              and common sense to make decisions and would like
                                                                              to bring this asset to the SGA that runs our school. I
                                                                              am also a very amicable person that gets along with ev-
                                                                              eryone so anyone should feel comfortable sharing their
                                                                              ideas and concerns about the school with me. I am a
                                                                              hard-working and honest individual. My three main
                                                                              goals are bringing ATMs from more banks to campus,
                                                                              getting a ping pong table in Jacobus and making sure
                                                                              Stevens is a fun, safe and convenient place for you!

   Billy Crystal says, “Change is such hard work.” Al-
though I regard him as one of my favorite comedic ac-
tors, his view on getting things done leaves a lot to be                                                                                                           Hey everyone! My name is Sarvesh Shah. I intend to
desired! I’m Michael McAree, and I am a pioneer of                                                                                                              be a Computer Engineer. I am currently involved in or-
change. As a freshman senator, I will be fully devoted to                                                                                                       ganizations like IUA, and intend to be an integral part
immersing my class in the changes that are to occur in                                                                                                          of The Stute, SAVE, and IEEE. I am a determined, car-
student run organizations this year. I’ll bring to the table                                                                                                    ing, and friendly individual. I will make sure that your
ideas involving a better tutor system, more guest speak-                                                                                                        voice is heard, and every opinion is counted. I plan to
ers, and student discounts in Hoboken! It may seem that                                                                                                         make duckbills more accessible, make the mail room
change of this magnitude is impossible. I assure you it                                                                                                         more efficient, and bring a speaker of your choice to
is very possible! As a pioneer of change I invite you to                                                                                                        Stevens. I need your support because it’s not just me,
join. Together, we will create a gleaming new future for                                                                                                        it’s all of us. We all will make our campus better. Vote
Stevens Institute of Technology.                                                                                                                                for me!!

             Robert Hale                                                                                                         Nishant Panchal
   Hello everyone--my name is Robert Hale, and I am                                                                              My father once told me “a strong productive motion is built from the voices
running for Freshman Senator this semester. I live on the                                                                     of many.” In other words success is not found from a leader who enforces his
first floor of Humphreys, and I am a civil engineering                                                                        own ideas but rather one who seeks understanding of other’s needs. Tired of your
major. Here at Stevens, I now write for The Stute, and I                                                                      voice never being heard, tired of searching forever for a place to quietly study and
am on the executive board of my pledge class for Alpha                                                                        eating the same meals every day? Well, as Freshmen Senator I ensure that your
Phi Omega this semester. I have only gotten to where I                                                                        needs will be reached and reflected upon Steven’s growth as a community. My
am now because of my commitment to hard work, my                                                                              goal is to ensure endless opportunities to grow comfortable, successful and have
integrity; and my drive to get involved as a leader.                                                                          FUN in our life at Stevens. So stand tall with a voice for all, Nishant Panchal.
   As a Boy Scout, I served as Quartermaster and Assis-
tant Senior Patrol Leader in my troop, managing meet-                                                                             Qualifications:
ings and events. As my Eagle Scout project, I spruced                                                                                •	 Technology Student Association- President
up a park that had been neglected for years by repairing                                                                             •	 Key Club International- Secretary
trails and clearing trash out of the area. We also spruced                                                                           •	 Math Club- Vice President
up the entrance by planting new shrubs and trees. In                                                                                 •	 Theater Club- Vice President
school, I served as managing editor two years running                                                                             Platform:
for my school newspaper. I have the managerial exper-                                                                                •	 Greater student discounts around Hoboken.
tise that will be key as the SGA tackles today’s pressing                                                                            •	 Improved studying accommodations (transform Babbio, and Library).
challenges.                                                                                                                          •	 Variety of food on Campus (Food Trucks & Pierce).
   As a Freshman Senator, I am looking to get to work                                                                                •	 On campus availability of transportation to New York!
on the issues that matter in your everyday lives. On the
academic side, online media could be a lot more integrat-
ed. With Moodle now in place, we should be able to go
to one place to find all of our homework assignments and
other course information. I will work with professors to
                                                                                                                                     Shawn Rhoads
help them understand the benefits of a centralized online                        What’s good?! My name is Shawn
server and transition their materials to Moodle.                              Rhoads and I am running for the Freshman
   Aside from studies, it is obvious that some of our fa-                     Senate. There is no doubt that I would be an
cilities are in need of updating. For example, the Jaco-                      asset to the Stevens Student Government As-
bus basement has an empty bathroom and a generally                            sociation. I am an outgoing, charismatic, de-
dilapidated feel. I will work to have the space redone to                     termined, and caring leader and that will go
provide a functioning restroom and restore a comfortable                      out of the way to get things done. Once I set
atmosphere. I will also work with the Residence Life de-                      my mind on something, no matter what it is,
partment to take charge of quality-of-life issues in the                      I always see it through until the end. A point
freshman dormitories. This means having modern, reli-                         that makes me a very qualified candidate is
able laundry machines and improving on dated kitchens/                        that I am a very active individual. In high
common areas. Finally, PNC Bank customers shouldn’t                           school, I initiated and served as President of
be the only ones with a free ATM on campus, and I will                        the Environmental Awareness Club, was in-
work to change that. These details help to make this ex-                      volved as Treasurer in the Student Govern-
citing but challenging time of our lives a little more man-                   ment, became an Eagle Scout, and so much
ageable.                                                                      more. I am already heavily involved with
   As great as our school is, we can make it better if we                     countless clubs at Stevens and plan to stay
dedicate ourselves to it. For that, the SGA needs people                      active during my time here. I will do what-
with the right qualifications and the determination to                        ever it takes to let your ideas be heard and
settle for nothing less than the best for Stevens, I look                     make our time at Stevens worthwhile. Only
forward to taking my dedication to all of you to the next                     some roads lead to success... Shawn Rhoads
level as an SGA Freshman Senator with your help.                              will take you there! Vote for me! (:

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  Campus News
    Off-Center goes off What’s your J-Spot?
       the deep end                                                                                           by SONIA

                                                                                                            Jay Friedman, profes-
                                                                                                         sionally certified sex edu-
                                                                                                         cator and freelance food
                                                                                                         writer was present at the
                                                                                                         DeBaun Auditorium on
                                                                                                         Monday October 17. Born
                                                                                                         and raised in New York,
                                                                                                         Jay says he moved to Se-
                                                                                                         attle in 1999. He took
                                                                                                         cooking classes around the
                                                                                                         world, cooked as a Ver-
                                                                                                         mont inn-sitter, and worked
                                                                                                         as a waiter in many res-
                                                                                                         taurants, and on top of
                                                                                                         that, he became a male
                                                                                                         sex educator. In an audi-
                                                                                                         torium packed to capac-
                                                                                                         ity, Jay opened his speech
                                                                                                         with a short story, which
                                                                                                         we thought was sexual,
                                                                                                         but actually was about a
                                                                                                         baby and its mother. This
                                                                                                         story definitely captivated
                                                                                                         the audience. He pointed
The Unforgivable Show displayed the wittiest, most off-color humor at Stevens.             Robert Hale   out that the goal of his talk
                                                                                                         was to be as informational
    by ROBERT HALE                                                       left the audience, the crew     as possible as far as safe
                                                                         pulled it off in a remarkably   sex is concerned. He also
   On Friday October 14                 “ We threw                       short time frame. “We threw     mentioned that we live
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sonia Mantzouridou-Onasi
                                                                                                                                           Jay Friedman spoke to a full auditorium about safe sex.
and Saturday October 15,              together the                       together the show in two        in a diverse nation with a
Off-Center       Productions,                                            rehearsals and probably put     democratic      government,       with them with the lights           Those who were present
the Stevens sketch comedy             show in two                        on the best one on record.”     where people share differ-        on. Although all precau-            at the end of the J-Spot
group, put on their Unfor-             rehearsals                            Hart Welles wrote the       ent views, characteristics,       tions of safe sex should be         Sex Education Talk were
givable Show in Babbio to                                                skit “Gay Eggs and Ham,”        and values. He mentioned          taken, both partners should         lucky enough to watch the
a full audience. The event            and probably                       a highly adult parody of        that America shouldn’t be         accept the potential conse-         exclusive and exposed car-
showcased the wittiest, most           put on the                        the classic Dr. Seuss poem      ignorant about issues like        quence and risk of having           toon sex-ed video that was
off-color, least politically                                             “Green Eggs and Ham” fea-       sex. Using PowerPoint             sex. Last but not least, as-        banned from American
correct humor on tap at the            best one on                       turing none other than Zane     slides, Jay talked about          surance should be made              schools. In addition to the
institution. The skits kicked           record.”                         Schacht as Big Gay Ben.         the three conditions that         between both of the part-           night of laughter and free
off with an act concerning                                                   Said Bryan, “’Gay Eggs      everyone should meet in           ners. Jay asked the audi-           condoms, everyone who at-
a disease spreading through             -Bryan Pinamonti-                and Ham’ was the one that       order to have sex. First,         ence about their favorite           tended took away valuable
poisoned semen. Subse-                       Performer                   stood out for everyone.         one should affirm the other       food and made connections           information and a fuller,
quent acts parodied the                                                  On Friday Night we had a        person and also feel com-         between sex and food as he          more confident view to-
Discovery Channel show                                                   standing ovation.”              fortable enough to have sex       usually does in his blog.           wards sex.
“Cash Cab,” railed against             “Not only did we have a               Regardless of how many
dry presidential debates, and       lot of skits from our prolific       in the audience would have
lampooned Superman by               writers, we also had a lot of        cried out “I like, I like gay                                                                         spired me to love swimming
showing how he would be             people who don’t normally            sex with men; I really like                                                                           in the first place, and made
affected by too many drinks.
   Bryan Pinamonti, who
performed in several of the
                                    write contributing, like Bay-
                                    indir Citak and Hart Welles
                                    [who are both contributors
                                                                         it, Big Gay Ben!” those in
                                                                         attendance left with a show
                                                                         to never be forgiven and,
                                                                                                              Barito                                                           me believe I could swim in
                                                                                                                                                                               college. My coaches here at
                                                                                                                                                                               Stevens love what they are
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acts, affirmed that Off-Cen-        to The Stute].”                      more importantly, never for-                                                                          doing so much, and those
ter had a fantastic weekend.           As breathless as the show         gotten.                                                                                               are the coaches you really
                                                                                                         Empire 8 conference record                                            want to do well for. Trevor
                                                                                                         holder in swimming, six-                                              recruited me to Stevens in the
                                                                                                         time conference athlete of                                            first place, he was the only
                                                                                                         the week in swimming, three-                                          one to recruit me out of the
                                                                                                         time conference athlete of                                            entire country. Brad is a ge-
                                                                                                         the week in track, four time                                          nius sprint coach, and has not
                                                                                                         Empire 8 champion in track                                            only made a national-level
                                                                                                         and was the hurdle/sprint                                             swimmer out of me, but ev-
                                                                                                         team captain. Additionally,                                           ery other sprinter on our team
                                                                                                         she competed in cross coun-                                           (which is obvious by our 6th
                                                                                                         try and earned all-conference                                         and 14th place finishes this
                                                                                                         honors in that sport. She was                                         year at NCAAs). Roger, the
                                                                                                         a nutrition representative and                                        strength coach, somehow al-
                                                                                                         service leader for both the                                           ways had a ridiculous amount
                                                                                                         track and swimming teams.                                             of faith in me as an athlete,
                                                                                                         Selected twice as Stevens                                Kyle Buzby   and always pushed me to be
                                                                                                         Athlete of the Year, Barito       Laura Barito competed as a          better. My roommate and
                                                                                                         was also named Empire 8           swimmer and runner during her       best friend Danielle got me
                                                                                                         Swimmer of the Year during        time at Stevens.                    through everything, good and
                                                                                                         her career at Stevens.                                                bad, all four years at Stevens.
                                                                                                            Barito is a big believer in    to her achievements. “I’m a         I wouldn’t be where I am to-
                                                                                                         Division III athletics. “I’m at   very meticulous, methodical         day if it weren’t for her. There
                                                                                                         a Division I school now and       studier, I watch what I eat,        are just so many people, I
                                                                                                         it is very different. People      when I eat, I trained in the        can’t even name them all.”
                                                                                                         are motivated to stay on the      off-season when everyone               Though Barito has ex-
                                                                                                         team for scholarships, etc.       else was spending their free        celled greatly in academics
                                                                                                         Division III athletes compete     time playing video games            here at Stevens, she appeared
                                                                                                         for the love of the game, and     or going out on the week-           on Stevens Institute’s Presi-
                                                                                                         that’s really what it should      ends. Sometimes I felt like I       dent’s List from 2007 to 2011
                                                                                                         be about. No one paid me to       didn’t have a “life” but I just     and was named a College
                                                                                                         come to Stevens and swim or       loved what I was doing so           Swimming Coaches Associa-
                                                                                                         run, I just loved it so much      much that it kept me driving        tion of America Scholar All-
                                                                                                         that I wanted to be there.        towards my goals. And my            American from 2008 to 2011,
                                                                                                         That’s obviously the case for     social life turned into swim        and is now at University of
                                                                                                         every other athlete at Stevens    meets and track meets and           Delaware pursuing her Ph.D.
                                                                                                         since none of them are getting    that’s really all I needed. I’d     in Mechanical Engineer-
                                                                                                         paid to show up to practice       do it all over again if I had the   ing in Biomechanics. “I’ve
                                                                                                         and be on the team.” Barito       chance. Part of what has kept       started my research early
                                                                                                         also stated she feels it means    me sane both at Stevens and         and I’m working on studying
                                                                                                         a lot more when Division III      here at University of Dela-         the mechanical properties of
                                                                                                         atheletes are recognized for      ware, is having the chance to       knee cartilage in relation to
                                                                                                         what they do than Division I      give back.” Barito claims do-       Osteoarthritis - the number
                                                                                                         athletes.                         ing things for her community,       one cause of disability in the
                                                                                                            When asked about what          like mentoring children at the      United States. I’m also tak-
                                                                                                         helped her get this far, Barito   Jubilee Center in Hoboken or        ing classes. Then I’m training
                                                                                                         said it was an accumulation       at swim teams, cancels out          with the University of Dela-
                                                                                                         of a lot of things. “I’ve al-     much of the stress in her life      ware swim team. I’m train-
                                                                                                         ways been a hard worker, my       and motivates her to keep do-       ing to qualify for the Olym-
                                                                                                         parents taught me to work for     ing all that she does.              pic Trials (I currently don’t
                                                                                                         what I wanted from an early          Apart from sports, Barito        need to drop any time to do
                                                                                                         age. But then once I came to      is very active in her com-          so), with the ultimate goal of
                                                                                                         college, it turned into a hun-    munity. She volunteered as          making the Olympic team.
                                                                                                         ger for something more. I’m       a server at a local homeless        It’s a lofty goal, but I like that
                                                                                                         an extremely competitive          shelter and tutored underpriv-      kind.” She is also coaching
                                                                                                         person so I started doing all     ileged school children. She         the UD swim team and a lo-
                                                                                                         the little things to succeed in   was a member of her worship         cal club team, the Delaware
                                                                                                         everything that I did. Stevens    band, a greeter and a member        Swim Team. “This is the part
                                                                                                         also gave me some pretty          of the college ministry team.       that’s been keeping me sane.
                                                                                                         awesome opportunities that        Here at Stevens, she was a          I absolutely love coaching
                                                                                                         really gave me some great         freshman orientation leader, a      and hope I can do it the rest
                                                                                                         chances to succeed. “             peer mentor and a member of         of my life.”
                                                                                                            Many people on campus          Stevens Institute’s Student-           On top of everything she’s
                                                                                                         have been in awe watching         Athelete Advisory Commit-           achieved. Barito was also a
                                                                                                         Barito win awards and hon-        tee.                                member of the Tau Beta Pi
                                                                                                         ors throughout her college           “My parents raised me to         Engineering Honor Society
                                                                                                         career. Barito has kept her       be the crazy motivated per-         and Pi Tau Sigma Mechani-
                                                                                                         lifestyle consistent, probably    son that I am today. My high        cal Engineering Honor Soci-
                                                                                                         something that contributes        school coach, Phillip, in-          ety.
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                                     do nothing, we need to repair         gress says, “The solution is         table that Congress is prov-

                                     Congress, not get rid of it.”
                                         Dobbins responded accord-
                                                                           to have the banks make some
                                                                           more money” but the real is-
                                                                                                                ing to be extremely ineffec-
                                                                                                                tive right now. The conflict
                                                                                                                                                         Office of Graduate
   Continued from page 1
                                     ingly. The amount of money
                                     that the rich makes is at the
                                     same percentage today as it
                                                                           sue is someone else is pulling
                                                                           the strings. “That is why we
                                                                           should abolish Congress.”
                                                                                                                between democratic and re-
                                                                                                                publican parties is keeping us
                                                                                                                from getting anything done.
                                                                                                                                                        Student Affairs holds
people who are not engaged
                                     was during the great depres-
                                     sion. 44.18% of Americans
                                                                              After making their points,
                                                                           the professors opened the
                                                                                                                The people with the money
                                                                                                                are the ones that can afford             PHD movie event
in politics and the people who       are earning less than $24,000         floor up to questions from the       to hire lobbyists and rule the
don’t vote make up the main          a year. Congress was original-        audience. The students proved        government, but eliminating
problem with Congress. “You          ly created to do the people’s         to have more powerful points         Congress altogether would
must participate by voting.” It      business. It created a surplus        and more well thought out            result in chaos. D.J. Chap-
says a lot that half the room        of jobs. But there’s a problem        ideas than either professor.         man asked, “If your solution
doesn’t know who our Con-            today. Congress is in the busi-       Adith Subramarian, a student         is to eliminate Congress, how
gressmen are. “How many of           ness of distracting us from our       in Wharton’s Political Science       will we have laws made?
you have contacted your local        real problems, and instead of         class, had some very strong          Do you want the president
lawmaker?” Very few hands            helping us they hold hear-            arguments against Congress.          to pass laws willy nilly how-
went in the air. “It’s one thing     ings about issues like gay            “If I have hired someone             ever he wishes?” Anarchy
to vote, it’s another to become      marriage, which pale in com-          to do a job, why should I sit        proved to be much less of a
directly engaged. If you do          parison to the critical issues of     there and hold their hand and        solution to our problem than
nothing, it does nothing.”           poverty and education within          make sure they do the job that       a cop-out. Wharton’s argu-
Occupy Wall Street is great,         our country. Congress is not          I’ve already hired them to do?       ment, although it still wasn’t
people are getting involved,         doing the people’s business           How is Congress the ‘people’s        a very big help, proved to be
but it’s not enough.                 anymore. It’s doing the busi-         house’ when the votes are            the only valid option we have
   Wharton’s final point and         ness of the 1% who hold the           controlled by the people with        in our democratic nation. Yes,
proposal to our problems was         power and the money. Whar-            money and the money is con-          Congress may not be doing a                    by ANTHONY                 the event in order to help
to have an American voter            ton says the problem is you,          trolled by 1% of America?”           great job, but getting rid of it               MONTUFAR                   students realize that there
response. Become more en-            but that’s only half right. The          Wharton responded by say-         altogether would only make                                                are many other people fac-
gaged. Become more of a co-          people who are elected don’t          ing that it is our responsibil-      things worse.                              Being a student at an          ing the same circumstances
hort, an organized group, and        care enough about doing the           ity as citizens to get educated          As the debate drew on, the          institution for higher learn-     that they are. The live-ac-
work together to get things          right thing because they only         about what our lawmakers are         arguments got less fact-based.          ing only highlights even          tion film was comical but
done. Get more educated; the         care about doing the right            doing, and voicing our opin-         Dobbins would throw out                 more stressful situations         also displayed many of the
more people we get to become         thing for their own personal          ions effectively. “We need to        a, “Don’t listen to Wharton,            in life. One could only           realities of a normal day in
active, the closer we will get       futures, not the future of the        make sure they are doing their       he’s a fraidy cat, he wouldn’t          imagine the hardships that        the life if a Ph.D. student.
to taking our government             nation.                               jobs. The reality is that we         be able to handle anarchy.”             come with being a gradu-             “The film showed the
back, because it’s our gov-              When you put businessmen          need to be the ones engaged.         Wharton followed with, “I’m             ate      or Ph.D. student.        lighter side of being a
ernment. “My issue is with           in charge of government, they         Our democracy demands that           shaking in my boat shoes. If            Here at Stevens Institute         Ph.D. student as well as
you people. It’s not with the        make decisions that benefit           we become engaged.”                  the institution is in disrepair, if     of Technology numerous            some of the struggles. Of-
political parties, it’s not with     things in the short run, not the         Dobbins was questioned            it is sick, we need to be there         students strive to achieve        ten times students feel
countries. It’s with the lack of     long run. Congress is doing           on the validity of his plan to       in the emergency room to help           their Ph.D.’s in various          alone in the process but the
American involvement. The            somebody’s business, but it’s         simply “abolish Congress.”           fix it up.” Dobbins would re-           fields. One way that the          film helped them realize
problem is not with Congress.        certainly not your business,          By the end of the debate it had      tort, “Well if it’s brain dead          Office of Graduate Student        that there are many others
If we abolish Congress it will       it’s the 1%’s business. Con-          been clearly laid out on the         then what’s the point. Let’s            Affairs assists these stu-        in the same situation,” said
                                                                                                                put it out of its misery.”              dents and helps them get          Gossett.
                                                                                                                    In the end the audience was         through the process is by            The film was not limited
                                                                                                                in agreement that our current           offering multiple programs        to viewing by graduate stu-
                                                                                                                system is flawed. The way               throughout the term. The          dents only, but the major-
                                                                                                                Congress works today is with-           faculty makes it their mis-       ity of those in attendance
                                                                                                                out a doubt inefficient and is          sion to provide support and       were on track to receive
                                                                                                                hardly working to voice the             a sense of comfort for the        graduate-level        degrees.
                                                                                                                will of the people. But resort-         students.                         Popcorn and candy were
                                                                                                                ing to revolution and over-                On Wednesday, Octo-            available as movie snacks
                                                                                                                throwing our government is              ber 19, 2011 a movie event        and an exit survey was
                                                                                                                not only the less productive            was held in Burchard that         also distributed to those
                                                                                                                option with terrible repercus-          was based on PHD Com-             who attended. The Office
                                                                                                                sions, but it requires more ef-         ics, a popular comic strip        of Graduate Student Af-
                                                                                                                fort than using the system we           that has been in circulation      fairs was happy with the
                                                                                                                have to make changes. Whar-             for more than a decade.           success of the event and
                                                                                                                ton left the ring as the victor,        Faculty members Cheryl            is open for suggestions
                                                                                                                bringing the score to an even           Dugas and Mark Ardis              from anyone in the Stevens
                                                                                                                3-3. Congress is indeed good            along with Dean of Gradu-         community as they are cur-
                                                                                                                for something, even if that             ate Student Affairs Dr.           rently playing their spring
Professors Gary Dobbins and Jonathan Wharton held their sixth annual political debate.         Bayindir Citak   something isn’t very much.              Barbara Gossett planned           calendar.

                                     realized that, “England and           the key developer and pro-           President of Alcatel-Lucent,          continuing along the path of       vens Institute has been at the
                                     all civilized nations stand in        ducer of this technology.            knows the importance of in-           research.                          head of innovative technol-
Academic                             deadly peril of not having
                                     enough to eat. It is the chem-
                                                                               Dr. Chu defined two types
                                                                           of jobs: tradable jobs (jobs
                                                                                                                novation to society. Dr. Kim
                                                                                                                expressed that greatness is
                                                                                                                                                         Researchers and thinkers
                                                                                                                                                      are of great importance to
                                                                                                                                                                                         ogy. The Colonel’s designs
                                                                                                                                                                                         for a new, safer, and more ef-
   Continued from page 5             ist who must come to the              that can be exported or traded       achieved through great inno-          innovative technologies, but       ficient steam boiler, and for a
                                     rescue of the threatened com-         out of the country), and non-        vation. The greater the need          must be open to change. Dr.        new steamboat design, which
                                     munities.” Sure enough, there         tradable jobs, (jobs that must       is, the greater opportunity           Kim explained that informa-        ultimately became the first
   core discussion, she intro-       have been significant in-             remain in the country). There        there is for innovation. Dr.          tion increases at an incredible    steamboat to travel through
duced Dr. Farvardin.                 creases in the yield of crops,        has been a significant de-           Kim explains what he calls            rate and will continue to do       the ocean, were just the start
   Dr. Farvardin humbly took         a decrease of area harvested          crease in the number of trad-        the “curse of knowledge,” the         so over our lifetimes. People      of the innovative technolo-
the stand and reiterated what        and seed used, especially             able jobs that remain in the         concept that someone with             must stay open to changes          gies to come out of the In-
the two speakers before him          over the past 40-50 years. It is      country; almost everything           great ideas can sometimes             and always continue to learn.      stitute. There are so many
had been saying: technol-            through innovation and dedi-          is being sent to other coun-         feel as if they’re trapped in         Dr. Kim then relayed a fa-         disciplines that are offered
ogy, innovation and entrepre-        cation that problems have             tries because they produce           a box with nowhere to bring           mous quote of Eric Hoffer,         at Stevens, but all Stevens
neurship hold a key role. He         been solved and conditions            it cheaper than the United           their ideas. Dr. Kim asserts          “In times of change, learners      students are given a similar
talked about how America             improved in the past. Dr. Chu         States can. According to Dr.         that a cross-discipline edu-          inherit the Earth, while the       education that is centered
had an almost unmatched en-          continued, going through              Chu, this is not something           cation will prepare students          learned find themselves beau-      around innovation. The two
trepreneurial spirit and that so     a very extensive history of           that we want to see happen-          for the professional world            tifully equipped to deal with a    professors stressed that cur-
many world-changing inven-           American invention and in-            ing. In his opinion, we have         and allow for innovation.             world that no longer exists.”      rent students still get an edu-
tions have originated in the         novation from transportation,         the chance to turn everything        Dr. Kim also stressed that            Dr. Kim concluded by saying        cation that will prime them to
United States. He noted that         to electronics and automation         around, “America has the op-         it’s important not to view            that “knowing is not enough,       become great engineers and
there is a shift in the global       technologies. He made the             portunity to lead the world in       failures as failures, but as an       we must apply. Being willing       scientists who will be in the
dynamic. That is to say that         point that we’re essentially at       clean energy technology.” Dr.        opportunity to learn from             is not enough, we must do.”        position to become a driving
emerging countries under-            the point of a second indus-          Chu concluded saying that            unsuccessful attempts to ac-             Dr. Besser, a professor and     power in innovation. Stevens
stand the importance of in-          trial revolution, a movement          “[the United States] remain[s]       complish something. He said           program director of chemical       is already involved in energy
vesting in education. Now,           revolving around energy.              the most innovative country          that it is sometimes difficult        engineering and materials sci-     harvesting and scavenging.
“we no longer own the store          Solar powered technology is           in the world, but ‘invented          to identify when something            ence, and Dr. Fisher, an asso-     In fact, Seahorse Power, LLC
in opportunity.” The coun-           something that we should be           in America’ is not good              has failed completely. More           ciate professor of mechanical      (a startup company from Ste-
try is on the verge of crisis,       exporting. The way to build           enough.”                             often than not, researchers           engineering, continued the         vens) is currently involved in
Dr. Farvardin observed that          back up the industry in the               Dr. Jeong Kim was the            are faced with the dilemma of         talk of innovation by describ-     offshore energy technology.
there is a direct correlation        country is to ride the wave           next to speak. Dr. Kim, be-          continuing with the research          ing the proud history of Ste-          During the roundtable dis-
between a country’s standard         of energy technology and to           ing the President of Bell            or closing the door, weigh-           vens Institute. Starting with      cussion after the individual
of living and its energy con-        establish the United States as        Labs and the Executive Vice          ing the opportunity cost of           Colonel John Stevens, Ste-         speeches, Dr. Fisher asked
sumption, the country is sub-                                                                                                                                                            Dr. Kim if there was anything
ject to cyber-attacks (a new                                                                                                                                                             that a university could do to
form of warfare), and that                                                                                                                                                               better prepare their students
the country is not budgeting                                                                                                                                                             for a professional environ-
nearly enough for education                                                                                                                                                              ment. Dr. Kim responded,
and defense. He does believe                                                                                                                                                             saying, “Teach them how to
that there is a clear solution;                                                                                                                                                          get back up and try again,”
through implementing re-                                                                                                                                                                 there will always be chal-
search more and innovation-                                                                                                                                                              lenges. “Failures are natural.”
based education, we can                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Chu seconded Dr. Kim’s
“help create new opportuni-                                                                                                                                                              statement, adding that many
ties and more broad prosper-                                                                                                                                                             professionals learn how to
ity.”                                                                                                                                                                                    fail very well. What you must
   After Dr. Farvardin re-                                                                                                                                                               do is “fail quickly and move
turned to his seat, Christine                                                                                                                                                            on.” He suggested creating
Lagorio introduced Dr. Ste-                                                                                                                                                              a list of solutions that you
ven Chu, the 12th U.S. Sec-                                                                                                                                                              think up and avoiding put-
retary of Energy. Dr. Chu                                                                                                                                                                ting all your eggs in one bas-
spoke of how innovation has                                                                                                                                                              ket. Chu said that he knows
changed the world and how                                                                                                                                                                some research will fail. The
innovation lies at the heart                                                                                                                                                             only thing that he fears is
of society. He attributed the                                                                                                                                                            that people will stop doing
growth of the United States                                                                                                                                                              anything risky, “that would
to “knowledge, technol-                                                                                                                                                                  be a shame.” By our country
ogy growth, and innovation.”                                                                                                                                                             staying supportive of young
Dr. Chu pointed out that                                                                                                                                                                 scientists and engineers and
throughout history, science                                                                                                                                                              stressing the importance of
and engineering have been                                                                                                                                                                innovative thinking, the solu-
key solutions to the world’s                                                                                                                                                             tions to many of the world’s
problems. He quoted Sir Wil-                                                                                                                                                             problems are within our
liam Crookes, who in 1898            Secretary of Energy Steven Chu emphasized the importance of solar technology to the United States.                       Jeffrey Vock Photography   reach.
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                      -Dear Chell-                                                                                       -Letter to the Editor-

      Sick and tired                                                                                          Occupy Pierce
   This next reader shares with us a problem that plagues any               #OccupyPierce                    I recently visited Pierce       out container worth of food,       student asks for more than 4
college student in any year:                                                Okay, so maybe not “Oc-       Dinning Hall, and based on         bring to my room and repeat        ravioli I see no reason to deny
                                                                         cupy Pierce” – quite hon-        my schedule at the time, had       for the entirety of Pierce’s op-   said request, aside from doubt
  Dear Chell,                                                            estly, who has time for that     to get “take out.” Due to the      erating hours. Since this does     that the student, at twenty
                                                                         anyway? The hashtag is           unwieldy shape of pizza and        not break the rules of the meal    years old, cannot accurately
   I’m not feeling very well today. I have at least a cold, but it       really more of a tag to the      sandwiches and the poor er-        plan, and does not violate the     gauge their hunger.
is possible that I may have the flu. Either way, I don’t think it’s      spirit and widespread en-        gonomics of fitting them into      take-out-per-visit guidelines
too bad where I need to go see a doctor, and I could go to class         thusiasm of what the people      the designated Styrofoam           (which are no actually codi-          As a student, I can assert
but I’m afraid I might feel worse if I do go. With the way these         of the United States are fed     container, I used two large        fied, or at least not in a man-    what most offer as solutions
classes are, missing one or two would be fairly detrimental to           up with and are now trying       ones. I was instructed by Ted-     ner evident to students) but       to these issues. If Pierce
any studious Stevens student. So my question for you is, with            to change. I recently had        dy Hayes that I am only al-        effectively yield a higher food    wishes to continue enforcing
the way I’m feeling, should I go to class in my weakened state,          a frustrating experience at      lowed a large one and a small      consumption on my part, I see      the unwritten rules as they
or should I skip and focus solely on my health?                          Pierce Dining Hall that I de-    one and was to compact my          no reason why the use of two       stand they must also: offer
                                                                         tail below in a letter submit-   food to those parameters. Be-      large take out containers is not   more adequate containers, of-
  Sincerely,                                                             ted to Sodexo. I would like      low are the inquiries I placed     permitted.                         fer more meal plan options.
  Sick and Tired                                                         to share it with all of you      to him but only received a                                            If the former do not change,
                                                                         and encourage you to ques-       response of, “These are the           2.     Since the food I had     I ask that you please stop fol-
                                                                         tion rules when they don’t       rules.” I hope that this suc-      at the time fit in the large and   lowing these guidelines when
  Dear Sick and Tired,                                                   make sense. I’m not look-        cinct communication of these       small container with room to       they don’t make sense. I un-
                                                                         ing to insight a riot or cause   three major flaws inherent in      spare there was no point in        derstand Pierce / Sodexo’s
    I can empathize completely. Trying to gauge exactly how              disorder – quite the oppo-       the Pierce Dinning Hall struc-     transferring them. If Pierce       concern that students may
sick you are in respect to going to class is always a difficult          site, actually. We should        ture will be answered with         wishes to throttle the volume      take food for others not pay-
process. My best advice to give would be that if you’re unsure,          all stay exactly within the      more substance:                    of container rather than the       ing for a meal plan, but think
chances are, you probably actually can get up to go to class.            boundaries: right against                                           quantity of food it should be      that creating hoops to jump
So just go. With the rain and wind, just be sure to dress warm-          the extremes to show how  1.      Since no choice of                more ergonomically feasible        through for those that are just
ly, and take your time getting to class. Don’t run or over stress        absurd they can be. Since
                                                                                                meal plan level exists as Ste-               to arrange food within. I as-      trying to eat lunch in a small
yourself, because no matter what the circumstance your health            single student voices are
                                                                                                vens (though the illusion is                 sure you that the amount of        time frame is not the best way.
must always come first. Then when you’re at class just try and           rarely resounding enough at
                                                                                                created through the “Flex                    food I can make fit in the con-    I also acknowledge that there
pay attention and take your notes. If you do start feeling worse,        Stevens, and very few of us
                                                                                                Plan” which is only an option                tainer, when challenged, is        may be issues not evident to
just excuse yourself from your class and head back to the dorm           have the time to channel in
                                                                                                for less than ~¼ of residents),              far greater than the quantity I    students at play here and look
and lie down. Sleep, I find, cures almost everything, that and           order to make them heard,
                                                                                                students may swipe in an “un-                would take out in the two, un-     forward to those more legiti-
orange juice. So if you’re really that bad, rest up, and if you’re       perhaps if we work together
                                                                                                limited number of times per                  challenged.                        mate factors being identified.
still not feeling at least a little bit better after some time, call     on this a result can be had.
                                                                                                day,” (as boasted during cam-                                                   Until then, I will continue
a doctor, or go see the school nurse. School is important, but           I will be in conversation
                                                                                                pus tours to incoming or po-                    3.     Non-negotiable por-      to submit these questions.
health comes first no matter who you are.                                with Sodexo and will keep
                                                                                                tential freshmen). In the situ-              tions are another needlessly       Thank you for your time.
                                                                         everyone posted on their re-
                                                                                                ation described above I could,               enforced rule. While I un-
  I hope you feel better soon,                                           sponse.                in theory, use one large take                derstand it may be necessary       Owen P. Jappen
  Chell                                                                                         out container of food, bring it              during peak operating hours        Stevens Student Govern-
                                                                            To whom it may con- to my room, return to Pierce,                when long lines exist – but if ment Association, Junior Sen-
                                                                         cern:                  swipe again, acquire one take                there is no line at Pasta and a ator

                                                                              -The Scientific Curmudgeon-
      Energy Secretary defends federal research against know-nothings
    by JOHN HORGAN                 has been crucial to our eco-        U.S. government, Chu said,         ty (that’s my phrasing, not        drases, enzymes with which         rather than size via small,
                                   nomic prosperity.                   helped nurture the nascent         that of Chu, who is too tact-      our bodies break down car-         mass-produced reactors.
   On October 14, we cel-             Abraham        Lincoln—a         American airplane industry         ful to say such things).           bon dioxide. Researchers              Government investments
ebrated the inauguration of        Republican!—recognized              in subsequent decades by              China, India, Germany           have produced more effec-          in technology, Chu said, are
our new President, Nari-           this fact. Chu pointed out          buying planes for the U.S.         and other countries are in-        tive forms of these anhy-          inherently risky, just like
man Farvardin. One of the          that during the American            Army and Postal Service            vesting heavily in R&D on          drases through “directed           science itself. Chu recalled
high points of the festivities     Civil War, which obviously          and by imposing safety reg-        alternatives to fossil fuels; if   evolution”        experiments,     that when he was a gradu-
was a talk by Steven Chu,          strained the federal budget,        ulations on airplanes, which       the U.S. fails to do likewise,     which yield many different         ate student, he pursued three
the Secretary of Energy and        President Lincoln still set         helped consumers trust this        Chu said, we will end up im-       versions of the enzyme and         dead-end projects before he
Nobel-winning       physicist,     aside funds to found the Na-        revolutionary new form of          porting rather than exporting      select those that meet a de-       finally completed a success-
who gave a spirited defense        tional Academy of Sciences          transportation.                    cheap new energy technolo-         sired criterion. “Really cool      ful experiment. This propor-
of federal investment in re-       and the first land-grant col-          Today, we clearly need          gies. Chu flashed a chart          stuff is being invented in the     tion of several “failures”
search and development.            leges, which educated stu-          new technologies to help us        showing that the price of so-      U.S.,” Chu said.                   for every success has been
   Republican     lawmakers        dents in agriculture, science       curb global warming, Chu           lar energy has dropped pre-           Chu hasn’t given up on          typical of his career as a re-
have been bashing Chu for          and engineering. Lincoln            said. Leaders in only two          cipitously in recent decades.      nuclear energy, in spite of        searcher, Chu said. In other
his 2009 approval of a $535        also initiated funding for the      major industrial countries,        If the price can be pushed         the Fukushima disaster ear-        words, failures like Solyndra
million guaranteed federal         construction of the nation’s        he added, continue to resist       down to the level of fossil        lier this year in Japan, but he    are the price we inevitably
loan to Solyndra, a solar-         (and world’s) first transcon-       recognizing global warm-           fuels or lower, solar energy       suggested that the era of gi-      pay for investing in innova-
energy firm that declared          tinental railroad, which pri-       ing as a serious threat. One       “will go viral,” Chu said,         gantic nuclear plants might        tion. If we don’t fail now
bankruptcy last month.             vate rail firms had balked          is Russia, which depends on        spreading rapidly around the       be over. Bigger plants were        and then, we aren’t trying
Some Congressional Tea             at building. Completed in           oil exports for revenue—and        globe without any further          supposed to benefit from           hard enough.
Partiers also favor slashing       1870, the railroad shrunk           whose leaders apparently           government assistance.             economies of scale, Chu
government spending on all         the time of a cross-country         think, Chu quipped, that              Chu is excited by DOE-          said, but they turned out             John Horgan directs the
non-military research and          trip from six months to two         their country might benefit        funded research in photo-          to be extremely costly and         Center for Science Writings,
development. In his talk,          weeks.                              from a little warming. The         voltaic cells, bio-fuels, bat-     complex and hence suscep-          which is part of the College
Chu argued that the federal           Yes, two private entre-          other is the U.S., where de-       teries and carbon-capture          tible to unpredictable prob-       of Arts and Letters. This
government can and must            preneurs, the Wright Broth-         nial of global warming has         technologies. He showed us         lems. Chu proposed that            column is adapted from one
help nurture scientific in-        ers, invented the first flying      become virtually a platform        diagrams of a capture meth-        economies of scale could be        originally published in Sci-
novation, which historically       machine in 1903. But the            plank of the Republican Par-       od involving carbonic anhy-        achieved through numbers           entific American online.

                          shirts, blouses, camisoles,                  are busy looking at your           are very important and             women, you’re not doing            ing with your co-workers,
                          etc, if you bend over and                    breasts. If it’s a sweater         women have a lot of op-            yourself any favors by try-        and often times in our field
       Dress              people can see your bra,
                          then I assure you, it’s inap-
                                                                       or a blouse that you really
                                                                       love, try wearing a cami-
                                                                                                          tions: flats, pumps, heels,
                                                                                                          clogs, boots. The possi-
                                                                                                                                             ing because everyone can
                                                                                                                                             see it. More importantly,
                                                                                                                                                                                they will be men with lon-
                                                                                                                                                                                ger strides. You can’t have
    Continued from page 2 propriate for work. In fact                  sole underneath. It seems          bilities are endless. I’m not      you need to be comfortable.        shoes that cause you to
                          anything that shows the                      like obvious advice, but I         sure which type is the best        When you get a job you             walk slowly or you’ll be
                          majority of your breasts                     see girls at interviews go-        overall, because every-            will be wearing the same           holding your co-workers
   suggest that a skirt is inappropriate for work.                     ing without this all the           one is different. What I do        shoes all day, so you have         up.
reaching your knees would You’re at these locations                    time.                              know however is how to             to make sure you can walk             These tips aren’t going
be even better.           to learn, and trust me, you                     Finally, and most impor-        find out. If you can’t walk        around in them all day. You        to get you a job, of course.
   In the department of learn a lot less when men                      tantly, are the shoes. Shoes       in heels, are uncomfortable        have to find a nice pair of        You’ll have to do that on
                                                                                                          in heels, or otherwise will        shoes because otherwise            your own with your skills
                                                                                                          fall when going up steps,          you won’t be able to work          and merits. However, they
                                                                                                          don’t wear heels. Many             to the best of your abilities.     may help to ensure you
                                                                                                          women wear heels like              Finally, you have to be able       don’t lose a job because
                                                                                                          they were born to do so.           to keep up. You may be             you can’t dress for the pro-
                                                                                                          If you’re not one of those         walking across the build-          fessional world.
 THE STUTE                                                                                                                                        FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011 PAGE 13

                                                                              -Cuisine Corner-

                   La Isla: brunch fit for a king
                                                     French Toast that will blow your socks off!
                               into more detail about this   ordered the Applewood
   Now here’s a restaurant     French toast, but I’d still   smoked bacon (my per-
that I’ve been meaning to      like to cover some more       sonal favorite type of ba-
review. Not for the lunch      of the menu. And after all,   con) along with the cho-
or dinner menu, mind           it really is something that   rizo. Both were tasty and
you. Hoboken has a prev-       you’ll just have to try for   well-prepared sides. The
alent brunch scene and         yourself!                     restaurant is also reported
there are many options            Next on the menu is        to make an amazing Cu-
of restaurants at which to     the Churrasco a Caballo       ban latte. Something else
enjoy brunch. La Isla, at      con Arroz y Frijoles Ne-      to note is the Batidos,
First and Washington, is a     gros. If you know Span-       which is basically a fruit
Cuban restaurant that has      ish I don’t need to put       milkshake. The coconut
a fantastic brunch menu.       a description at all for      one was very sweet.
   Now, the main reason        this tasty meal. At four-        In round-up: Although
to go to La Isla is the        teen dollars, the dish is a   there was a mistake in the
glorious Omar’s Stuffed        grilled skirt steak served    order, the wait staff was
French Toast. It was what      with eggs any way you         very friendly. The atmo-
first brought me to the        like, with rice and black     sphere and the taste are
restaurant about a year        beans. As a huge fan of       both up there in ratings.
ago. Just now, while re-       black beans (as well as       The selection is pretty
searching the dish, I man-     steak) I was extremely        large and there is a good
aged to find the recipe!       excited to order this dish.   amount of seating, but
Thanks to the fact that        However, I asked for the      because the place is so
this French toast was on       steak to be cooked medi-      popular you may have
Throwdown with Bobby           um rare and it arrived me-    to wait for a table. La
Flay, the recipe is acces-     dium well.                    Isla receives a rating of                                                                                                   Matt Goczalk
sible to the public. I’d go       For side dishes, we        83.637%.                       La Isla has competed on Food Network’s “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” for their french toast.

                                 top market with some        on,” like the user interface   it is needed. This strategy        prices of phones coming out         looking forward to buying
       Little                 pretty power-efficient PCs.
                              Imagine what this means
                                                             and operating system pro-
                                                             cesses, could use this low-
                                                                                            would result in phenom-
                                                                                            enal energy savings. I do
                                                                                                                               in 2013-2014. Extra silicon
                                                                                                                               always seems to bring the
                                                                                                                                                                   one of these bad boys when
                                                                                                                                                                   they come out, but I hope
   Continued from page 2      for the ultra-mobile market.   power core and the A15         have some concerns about           price tags up, and phones           that they don’t burn a hole
                              Tasks which are “always-       could come into play when      what this will mean for the        are already expensive. I am         through my wallet.

                                          Undergraduate Ethics Bowl 2011
                                                                       Wed., October 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Jacobus

       Want to represent your major? Your sports team? Your RSO? Your Greek House? Your School? Gear & Trian-
     gle Honor Society invite you to participate in the second annual Undergraduate Ethics Bowl. Teams of 3-5 students
     will be given an opportunity to experience real life case studies and come up with solutions as they compete for the
    title of Most Ethical Team at Stevens and go on the compete in the Regional Ethics Bowl at Dartmouth College.
                                 Email if you would like more information about the event.
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                                                                                       Funny Pages
Cyanide&Happiness Does Not Compute                                                           BY KRIS                BY JEFF PONNOR

                                                                                      Comics courtesy
                                                                                                                    Cyanide&Happiness                        BY ROB

                                                                                     Jet Fuel

                                                                                                                                                   Comics courtesy


The ‘controlled demolition’ theory was concocted by the government to distract us.     Comics courtesy
‘9/11 was an inside job’ was an inside job!
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  Features World SerieS 2011
   Texas Rangers versus St. Louis Cardinals
                    by BRIANA GILMARTIN                                      This lead didn’t last very long though as Adrian Beltre
                                                                          started off the fifth inning with a single to shallow right.
   The Fall Classic doesn’t lose its appeal when your teams               Mike Napoli homered 415 feet into right to tie the game.
aren’t in it. This match up proves to be an exciting time if you             In the bottom of the sixth, Alexi Ogando relieved C.J.
tuned in to Game 1. Small decisions altered the game and the              Wilson for the Rangers, while Allen Craig pinch hit for
game could easily have gone the other way.                                Chris Carpenter. These changes proved to be the fatal blow
   This cold night led to an ace pitching duel between Car-               for the Rangers in Game 1 as Craig singled into right,
dinals’ Chris Carpenter and Rangers’ C.J. Wilson. The first               barely missing the foul line and the glove of Nelson Cruz,
three innings, both teams went scoreless. In the bottom of the            bringing in David Freese from third base.
fourth, after Albert Pujols was hit by a pitch, Matt Holliday                Both teams need to take a greater advantage of runners
pulled the ball to right field for a double, moving Pujols to             in scoring position with the Rangers going 0 for 5 and the
third. Wilson’s cutter drifted over the plate allowing Lance              Cardinals going 2 for 9.
Berkman to pull another ball to right for a single, knocking                 For 7 of the past 8, and 19 of the last 23 World Series,
both runs in.                                                             the winner of Game 1, ended up winning the whole series.
                                                                                                                                                         World Series Schedule
                                                                                                                                                             Game times
                                                                                                                                                                 Date        Time            At
                                                                                                                                                Game 1           10/19                      STL
                                                                                                                                                Game 2           10/20                      STL
                                                                                                                                                Game 3           10/22      8:05 p.m.       TEX
                                                                                                                                                Game 4           10/23      8:05 p.m.       TEX
                                                                                                                                                Game 5           10/24      8:05 p.m.       TEX
                                                                                                                                                Game 6           10/26      8:05 p.m.       STL
                                                                                                                                                Game 7           10/27      8:05 p.m.       STL

                                                                                                                                                          Texas Rangers

                                                                                                                                               Murphy                                   Cruz

                                                                                                                                                           Andrus           Kinsler
                                                                                                                                                          Beltre                Young

Cardinals’ Chris Carpenter beats Rangers’ Michael Young to first to end the sixth inning of Game 1.               AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
                                                                                                                                                               Texas Rangers
                                                                                                                                                             2011 Regular Season
                                                                                                                                                               Player Statistics
                                                                                                                                                            H       HR       RBI      SO       B. Avg
                                                                                                                                            Young          213      11       106      78       0.338
                                                                                                                                            Napoli         118      30        75      85       0.320
                                                                                                                                            Hamilton       145      25        94      93       0.298
                                                                                                                                            Beltre         144      32       105      53       0.296
                                                                                                                                            Andrus         164       5        60       74      0.279
                                                                                                                                            Murphy         111      11        46       61      0.275
                                                                                                                                            Cruz           125      29        87      116      0.263
                                                                                                                                            Kinsler        158      32        77       71      0.255

                 Back for a second round                                                          The hot streak
                                                                                                                                                    St. Louis Cardinals
   Since the Rangers moved to Arlington in 1972, they                           There is something to be said for a team on fire.
haven’t even managed to make it to the playoffs. Then last                   The Cardinals finished August ten and a half games
year, not only did they finally reach the playoffs, the man-                 behind the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals went 18-8
aged to exceed expectations and make it all the way to the                   in September to come all the way back and clinch                                         Jay
World Series. To everyone’s further surprise, the managed                    the wild card. After the amazing streak into the
to be the American League Champions for the second year                      playoffs, St. Louis managed to be the top National                Holliday                             Berkman
in a row. This time, they are hoping to put their name in                    League team as well as the winner of their division
the record books.                                                            in order to move into the World Series.

     Don’t like the starters? Try the bullpen.                                               A bullpen and an ace
   Everyone said that Cliff Lee was essential for the Rang-                     Texas and St. Louis are facing the same problem.                           Furcal            Punto
ers victory last year. While the Rangers had a hard time                     No St. Louis starter lasted more than five innings in
finding a replacement ace, their bullpen has been win-                       the NLCS. Similar to the Rangers, the Cardinals bull                         Freese                Pujols
ning their games. C.J. Wilson has assumed the role of first                  pen managed to have 1.88 ERA in the NLCS over 28                                      Carpenter
starter, and his ERA is a 2.94 for the regular season but his                and two thirds innings. However, unlike the Rang-
record is 1-4, with a 5.40 ERA in seven games this post-                     ers, the Cards have an actual ace in Chris Carpenter.
season. The Ranger bull pen on the other hand managed                        Carpenter is 7-2 with a 3.11 ERA in 12 career post-                                   Molina, Y.
to have a 1.32 ERA between them for the entire series                        season starts. Anyone who watched Game 1 could
against Detriot (27 and a third innings)                                     see Carpenter wanted the win.
                                                                                                                                                             St. Louis Cardinals
                         The Sluggers                                                           The Management                                               2011 Regular Season
   This match up might come down to the lineups. A batting                      Tony La Russa is the first manager to take two                                 Player Statistics
order of Hamilton, Young, Beltre, Napoli and Cruz all pull-                  different teams, the Oakland Atheletics and the St.                            H       HR       RBI      SO       B. Avg
ing their own weight could be dangerous. If Josh Hamilton                    Louis Cardinals, to a World Series on three differ-            Molina, Y.     145      14        65      44       0.305
can power through his groin injury, he can turn the Rangers                  ent occasions. He is an expert at maximizing talent.           Berkman        147      31        94      93       0.301
around for some wins. The Rangers managed to have both                       While he may rely on his bull pen and his 3-4-5 hit-           Pujols         173      37        99      58       0.299
the highest batting average (0.283) and the second highest                   ters (Pujols - Berkman - Holliday), the rest of his            Freese          99      10        55      75       0.297
slugging percentage (0.460) in the American League.                          team isn’t too shabby.                                         Jay            135      10        37      81       0.297
                                                                                                                                            Holliday       132      22        75      93       0.296
                         Texas Rangers                                                          St. Louis Cardinals                         Punto           37       1        20      21       0.278
                      2011 Regular Season                                                      2011 Regular Season                          Furcal          50       7        16      18       0.255
                         Team Statistics                                                          Team Statistics
     Win-Lose         96-66         Runs                  855                  Win-Lose         90-72          Runs           762

                                    On Base %
                                                         0.340                 Home
                                                                                                               On Base %
                                                                                                                             0.341         The Road to the World Series
     Away             44-37         B. Average           0.283                 Away             45-36          B. Average    0.273                ALDS                               NLDS
                                                                                                                                             NY Yankees - 2                 Philadelphia Phillies - 2
                                  So who would you pick?                                                                                    Detriot Tigers - 3              St. Louis Cardinals - 3

                                                                                The Rangers are all around better on paper. They             Texas Rangers - 3              Milwaukee Brewers - 3
                                                                             have the lineup and the bullpen, and their starters            Tampa Bay Rays - 1              Arizona Diamondbacks - 2
                                                                             aren’t much different then the Cardinals. Texas has
                                                                             five starters with 25 or more homeruns and all of their
                                                                             starting fielders have over 100 hits for the regular sea-            ALCS                               NLCS
                                                                             son. The Cardinals have certain players worth their             Detriot Tigers - 2             Milwaukee Brewers - 2
                                                                             weight in goal, but do they rely on them more than             Texas Rangers - 4               St. Louis Cardinals - 4
                                                                             they should?
                                                                                My answer, if Game 1 is proof of anything is that if
                                                                             you trust in your strength you can overcome the worst                               World Series
                                                                             odds. The Cardinals have worked incredibly hard just                              Texas Rangers
                                                                             to be where they are, and they’re not going to go down
                                                                             without a fight. A little bit of heart can go a long way.
                                                                                                                                                             St. Louis Cardinals
                                                                                This playoff has seen long series, therefore my pick
                                                                             is the Cardinals in 6. Even if the Rangers manage to
                                                                             make it to a seventh game, they would have to start
                                                                             Derek Holland, who is shaky at best, and would prob-
                                                                             ably lose in 7 games as well. If the Rangers want any
                                                                             chance of winning, they need to jump on the Cardinals
                                                    AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
                                                                             starters and get early leads.                                                                                  AP Photo/Eric Gay
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 Exotic animals released in Ohio, shot by Sheriff’s office
   ZANESVILLE,          Ohio          ways told motorists, “Cau-
(AP) — Sheriff’s deputies             tion exotic animals” and
shot nearly 50 wild animals           “Stay in vehicle.”
— including 18 rare Ben-                 Officers were ordered to
gal tigers and 17 lions —             kill the animals instead of
in a big-game hunt across             trying to bring them down
the state’s countryside               with tranquilizers for fear
Wednesday after the owner             that those hit with darts
of an exotic-animal park              would escape in the dark-
threw their cages open and            ness before they dropped
committed suicide in what             and would later regain con-
may have been one last act            sciousness.
of spite against his neigh-              “These animals were on
bors and police.                      the move, they were show-
   As homeowners ner-                 ing aggressive behavior,”
vously hid indoors, officers          Sheriff Matt Lutz said.
armed with high-powered               “Once the nightfall hit, our
rifles and shoot-to-kill or-          biggest concern was hav-
ders fanned out through               ing these animals roam-
fields and woods to hunt              ing.”
down 56 animals that had                 The sheriff would not
been turned loose from the            speculate why Thompson
Muskingum County Ani-                 killed himself and why
mal Farm by owner Terry               he left open the cages and
Thompson before he shot               fences at his 73-acre pre-
himself to death Tuesday.             serve, dooming the animals
   After an all-night hunt            he seemed to love so much.
that extended into Wednes-               Thompson, 62, had had
day afternoon, 48 animals             repeated run-ins with the
were killed. Six others —             law and his neighbors.                                                                                                                                                      AP Photo/HO

three leopards, a grizzly             Lutz said that the sheriff’s           Carcasses lay on the ground at the Muskingum County Animal Farm Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in Ohio. Sheriff’s deputies shot 48 animals, after Terry
bear and two monkeys —                office had received nu-                Thompson, owner of the private Muskingum County Animal Farm near Zanesville, threw their cages open Tuesday, then committed suicide.
were captured and taken to            merous complaints since
the Columbus Zoo. A wolf              2004 about animals escap-              appeared on the “Rachael             mal preserve. She said she           Tuesday night to see no                 Kasich said Wednesday
was later found dead, leav-           ing onto neighbors’ prop-              Ray Show” in 2008 as an              managed to hit a tiger with          one out around town, and             during a meeting of Dix
ing a monkey as the only              erty. The sheriff’s office             animal handler for a zo-             a tranquilizer dart, but the         the signs warning drivers            Communications editors:
animal still on the loose.            also said that Thompson                ologist guest, said show             animal charged toward her            to stay in their cars were           “Clearly, we need tougher
   Those destroyed in-                had been charged over the              spokeswoman           Lauren         and then turned and be-              “surreal.”                           laws. We haven’t had them
cluded six black bears, two           years with animal cruelty,             Nowell.                              gan to flee before the drug             Some townspeople were             in this state. Nobody’s
grizzlies, a wolf, a baboon           animal neglect and allow-                 The sheriff’s office start-       could take effect, and dep-          saddened by the deaths.              dealt with this, and we
and three mountain lions.             ing animals to roam.                   ed getting calls Tuesday             uties shot the big cat.              At a nearby Moose Lodge,             will. And we’ll deal with it
Dead animals were be-                    He had gotten out of                evening that wild animals               At an afternoon news              Bill Weiser said: “It’s              in a comprehensive way.”
ing buried on Thompson’s              federal prison just last               were loose just west of              conference, the sheriff said         breaking my heart, them                 Barney Long, an expert
farm, officials said.                 month after serving a year             Zanesville. Deputies went            that the danger had passed           shooting those animals.”             at the World Wildlife Fund,
   “It’s like Noah’s Ark              for possessing unregistered            to the animal preserve and           and that people could move              Ohio has some of the na-          noted that tigers in general
wrecking right here in                guns.                                  found Thompson dead and              around freely again, but             tion’s weakest restrictions          are endangered. He said
Zanesville, Ohio,” lament-               John Ellenberger, a                 all the cages open. Several          that the monkey would                on exotic pets and among             there appear to be fewer
ed Jack Hanna, TV person-             neighbor, speculated that              aggressive animals were              probably be shot because it          the highest number of in-            of them living in the wild
ality and former director of          Thompson freed the ani-                near his body and had to be          was believed to be carrying          juries and deaths caused by          than there are in captivity
the Columbus Zoo.                     mals to get back at neigh-             shot, the sheriff said.              a herpes disease.                    them. At least nine people           in the U.S. alone. Over the
   Hanna defended the                 bors and police. “Nobody                  Sheriff’s Deputy Jona-               “It was like a war zone           have been injured since              last century, the worldwide
sheriff’s decision to kill the        much cared for him,” El-               than Merry was among the             with all the shooting and            2005 and one person was              population has plunged
animals but said the deaths           lenberger said.                        first to respond Tuesday.            so forth with the animals,”          killed, according to Born            from about 100,000 in the
of the Bengal tigers were                Angie McElfresh, who                He said he shot a number             said Sam Kopchak, who                Free USA, an animal advo-            wild to as few as 3,200, he
especially tragic. There              lives in an apartment near             of animals, including a              was outside Tuesday after-           cacy group.                          said.
are only about 1,400 of the           the farm and hunkered                  gray wolf and a black bear.          noon when he saw Thomp-                 On Wednesday, the Hu-                More than half are Ben-
endangered cats left in the           down with her family in                He said the bear charged             son’s horses acting up.              mane Society of the Unit-            gal tigers, which live in
world, he said.                       fear, said “it could have              him and he fired his pis-            Kopchak said he turned               ed States criticized Gov.            isolated pockets across
   “When I heard 18, I                been an ‘f-you’ to every-              tol, killing it with one shot        and saw a male lion lying            John Kasich for allowing a           Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar,
was still in disbelief,” he           body around him.”                      when it was about 7 feet             down on the other side of a          statewide ban on the buy-            India and Bangladesh, he
said. “The most magnifi-                 Thompson had rescued                away.                                fence.                               ing and selling of exotic            said in a telephone inter-
cent creature in the entire           some of the animals at his                “All these animals have              “The fence is not going           pets to expire in April. The         view.
world, the tiger is.”                 preserve and purchased                 the ability to take a hu-            to be a fence that’s going           organization urged the state            “The tragic shooting
   As the hunt dragged                many others, said Colum-               man out in the length of a           to hold an African lion,”            to immediately issue emer-           of 18 tigers in Ohio really
on outside of Zanesville,             bus Zoo spokeswoman Pat-               second,” said Merry, who             Kopchak said.                        gency restrictions.                  highlights what is happen-
population 25,000, schools            ty Peters.                             called himself an animal                Danielle      Berkheimer             “How many incidents               ing on a daily basis to ti-
closed in the mostly rural               It was not immediately              lover but said he knew he            said she was nervous as              must we catalog before the           gers in the wild throughout
area of farms and widely              clear how Thompson man-                was protecting the commu-            she drove home Tuesday               state takes action to crack          Asia,” Long added in an
spaced homes 55 miles                 aged to support the pre-               nity.                                night and afraid to let her          down on private owner-               email. “Their numbers are
east of Columbus. Parents             serve and for what purpose                “What a tragedy,” said            two dogs out in the yard.            ship of dangerous exotic             being decimated by poach-
were warned to keep chil-             it was operated, since it              Barb Wolfe, a veterinarian              “When it’s 300-pound              animals?” Wayne Pacelle,             ing and habitat loss, and
dren and pets indoors. And            was not open to the pub-               with The Wilds, a nearby             cats, that’s scary,” she said.       president and CEO, said in           that is the real travesty
flashing signs along high-            lic. But Thompson had                  zoo-sponsored wild ani-              She said it had been odd             a statement.                         here.”

 Few Americans willing to take immigrants’ jobs in Alabama
                                                                             show only nominal interest.          machine to pick the berries.         Alabama residents who have           big cities,” he said.
                                                                                “I’ve had people calling             “I did everything I pos-          taken immigrant jobs. Either            Tomato farmer Wayne
                                                                             me wanting to work,” Smith           sibly could to be legal and          they were not made avail-            Smith said he has never
                                                                             said. “I haven’t turned any          honest and not part of the           able, or didn’t want to speak        been able to keep a staff of
                                                                             of them down, but they’re            problem,” Horner said.               publicly.                            American workers in his 25
                                                                             not any good. It’s hard work,        “Morally, I can’t knowingly             Brent Martin, an Alabama          years of farming.
                                                                             they just don’t work like the        hire illegal workers.”               resident, started working               “People in Alabama are
                                                                             Hispanics with experience.”             Gov. Robert Bentley, a            on a tomato farm in an area          not going to do this,” said
                                                                                Alabama passed its law in         Republican who signed the            northeast of Birmingham af-          Smith, who grows about
                                                                             June and it was immediately          law, started a program last          ter the law was passed. On           75 acres of tomatoes in the
                                                                             challenged by the Obama              week to help businesses,             Thursday, he and two other           northeast part of the state.
                                                                             administration as it has been        particularly farmers, make           Americans were clearing              “They’d work one day and
                                                                             in other states. Unlike those        up for the lost labor. So far,       about 24,000 tomato stakes           then just wouldn’t show up
                                                                             states’ measures, Alabama’s          about 260 people interested          off a 4-acre plot. He said           again.”
                                                                             law was left largely in place        in temporary agricultural            few Americans who would                 At his farm, field workers
                                                                             while challenges played out          jobs have signed up. About           stick with it.                       get $2 for every 25-pound
                                                                             in court, frightening His-           three dozen job openings                “There are plenty who             box of tomatoes they fill.
                                                                             panics and driving many of           have been posted, said Tara          could do it, but would they?         Skilled pickers can make
                                                                             them away.                           Hutchison, a spokeswoman             I don’t know about that. I           anywhere from $200 to
                                                                                The agriculture industry          for the Alabama Department           don’t see why they wouldn’t          $300 a day, he said.
                                                                             suffered the most immediate          of Industrial Relations. She         as bad as the economy is                Unskilled workers make
                                                                             impact. Farmers said they            said the department doesn’t          right now,” Martin said.             much less.
                                                                             will have to downsize or let         know of anyone who has                  Relatively high unem-                A crew of four Hispanics
                                                                             crops die on the vine. As            been hired.                          ployment rates — about 9             can earn about $150 each
                                                                             the season’s harvest winds              Sen. Scott Beason, a Re-          percent in the U.S. and 9.9          by picking 250-300 boxes
                                                                             down, many are worried               publican, said he has re-            in Alabama — are not likely          of tomatoes in a day, said
                                                                             about next year.                     ceived several emails and            to push Americans toward             Jerry Spencer, of Grow Ala-
                                                                                In south Georgia, Connie          phone calls from people              farm work, said Demetrios            bama, which purchases and
                                                                             Horner has heard just about          thanking him for helping             Papademetriou,       president       sells locally owned produce.
                                                    AP Photo/Dave Martin     every reason unemployed              them get jobs. He described          and co-founder of the Mi-            A crew of 25 Americans re-
Tomato farmer Chad Smith, right, looks over one of his fields of ripening    Americans don’t want to              one getting promoted from            gration Policy Institute. He         cently picked 200 boxes —
tomatoes in Steele, Ala. Only a few of Smith’s field workers showed up for   work on her blueberry farm.          a part-time job with no ben-         suggested the problem may            giving them each $24 for the
work after Alabama’s new immigration law took effect last week.              It’s hot, the hours are long,        efits to a full-time job with        be more deeply rooted.               day.
                                                                             the pay isn’t enough and it’s        benefits because some other             “This is a sector and an             It may make sense for
   ONEONTA, Ala. (AP) —               parts of the country, farm-            just plain hard.                     immigrant workers left.              industry ... that a long time        some to sit on the couch.
Potato farmer Keith Smith             ers must look beyond the                  “You can’t find legal             He said none of the work-            ago, going back to the 1940s         Unemployment          benefits
saw most of his immigrant             nation’s borders for labor             workers,” Horner said. “Ba-          ers who thanked him have             and probably before that was         provide up to $265 a week
workers leave after Ala-              because many Americans                 sically they last a day or           wanted to talk to the media.         abandoned,” Papademetriou            while a minimum wage
bama’s tough immigration              simply don’t want the back-            two, literally.”                        “They are paranoid of             said. “It was abandoned to           job, at $7.25 an hour for 40
law took effect, so he hired          breaking, low-paying jobs                 Horner, who runs an 8½-           publicity. They are like, ‘I         foreign workers.”                    hours, brings in $290.
Americans. It hasn’t worked           immigrants are willing to              acre organic blueberry farm,         don’t want to get shredded              Stan Eury, executive di-             Spencer said the Ameri-
out: Most show up late,               take. Politicians who support          said she tried to use the gov-       up like y’all are.’ ... I really     rector of the North Carolina         cans he has linked up with
work slower than seasoned             the law say over time more             ernment’s visa program to            can’t blame them,” he said.          Growers Association, said            farmers are not physically
farm hands and are ready to           unemployed Americans will              hire foreign workers, but it            Over the past two weeks,          location matters, too.               fit and do not work fast
call it a day after lunch or by       fill these jobs. They insist           was too costly and time con-         The Associated Press has                “Agriculture jobs are pri-        enough.
midafternoon. Some quit af-           it’s too early to consider the         suming.                              reached out to the gover-            marily in remote, rural areas.          “It’s the harshest work
ter a single day.                     law a failure, yet numbers                She plans to stop growing         nor’s office and other offi-         We see higher numbers of             you can imagine doing,”
   In Alabama and other               from the governor’s office             organically and start using a        cials to provide the names of        unemployed people in the             Spencer said.
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  Moammar Gadhafi shown no mercy                                                                                                                    NewsBrief
   SIRTE, Libya (AP) —
Dragged from hiding in a
drainage pipe, a wounded                                                                                                                                                 In
Moammar Gadhafi raised his
hands and begged revolution-                                                                                                                                  Like taking candy from a... bear?
ary fighters: “Don’t kill me,
my sons.” Within an hour, he                                                                                                                           GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A bear has feasted
was dead, but not before ju-                                                                                                                        on pecan logs, caramel apples and other treats at a
bilant Libyans had vented de-                                                                                                                       candy store in the Smoky Mountains resort town
cades of hatred by pulling the                                                                                                                      Gatlinburg, Tenn.
eccentric dictator’s hair and                                                                                                                          Employees reporting for work found the bear
parading his bloodied body                                                                                                                          Wednesday morning at the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen,
on the hood of a truck.                                                                                                                             where the animal apparently had knocked a hole in a
   The death Thursday of                                                                                                                            glass front door to enter, according to The Mountain
Gadhafi, two months after he                                                                                                                        Press.
was driven from power and                                                                                                                              Police propped open several back doors and made
into hiding, decisively bur-                                                                                                                        loud noises, and the bear ran into the woods.
ies the nearly 42-year regime                                                                                                                          The animal had spread candy on the floor, and
that had turned the oil-rich                                                                                                                        wrappers and packaging were strewn throughout a back
country into an international                                                                                                                       storeroom. Pecan logs had been chewed and chunks
pariah and his own personal                                                                                                                         were missing out of caramel apples.
fiefdom.                                                                                                                                               Bob Miller of the Great Smoky Mountains National
   It also thrusts Libya into a                                                                                                                     Park said bears are active this time of year, searching
new age in which its transi-                                                                                                                        for food before hibernation.
tional leaders must overcome
deep divisions and rebuild                                                                                                                            Bandit wearing Spider Man mask foiled by clerks
nearly all its institutions from
scratch to achieve dreams of                                                                                                                           JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A note to would-
democracy.                                                                                                                                          be crooks channeling their favorite superheroes: Just
   “We have been wait-                                                                                                                              because you’re wearing the mask, it doesn’t mean you
ing for this historic moment                                                                                                                        have super powers.
for a long time. Moammar                                                                                                                               Authorities in North Carolina say a sword-wielding
Gadhafi has been killed,”                                                                                                                           bandit wearing a Spider-Man mask walked into a
Prime Minister Mahmoud                                                                                                                              convenience store Wednesday morning and demanded
Jibril said in the capital of                                                                                                                       money.
Tripoli. “I would like to call                                                                                                                         The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says the
on Libyans to put aside the                                                                                                                         clerk pulled out a broom and poked the suspect in the
grudges and only say one                                                                                                                            stomach. A second clerk joined in the struggle. The
word, which is Libya, Libya,                                                                                                                        suspect lost his mask and part of his ponytail was
Libya.”                                                                                                                                             ripped out before he fled.
   President Barack Obama                                                                                                                              Sheriff’s deputies found him at a nearby home. Fifty-
told the Libyan people: “You                                                                                                                        six-year-old Dale Foughty faces several charges. He
have won your revolution.”                                                                                                                          is jailed under $100,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately
   Although the U.S. brief-                                                                                                                         known if he had an attorney.
ly led the relentless NATO
bombing campaign that                                                                                                                                 House cat meets distant cousin - a mountain lion
sealed Gadhafi’s fate, Wash-       Libyan-Americans celebrated the death of the Libyan leader.             AP Photo/SouthTownStar, Brett roseman
ington later took a second-                                                                                                                            BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Gail Loveman’s 11-year-
ary role to its allies. Britain    Gadhafi made many defiant            lar account to Arab TV sta-              country liberated.                 old cat named Zeus usually stands tall and hisses when
and France said they hoped         speeches, was packed with            tions.                                      It rules out a scenario         he sees a squirrel outside his owner’s home. He wasn’t
that his death would lead to a     revelers.                               Gadhafi and several body-             some had feared — that Gad-        as much of a tough guy when the animal on the other
more democratic Libya.                In Sirte, the ecstatic for-       guards took refuge in a drain-           hafi might flee into Libya’s       side of the glass was a mountain lion.
   Other leaders have fallen       mer rebels celebrated the            age pipe under a highway                 southern deserts and lead a           Loveman tells The Denver Post the encounter lasted
in the Arab Spring uprisings,      city’s fall after weeks of           nearby. After clashes ensued,            resistance campaign. Follow-       about five minutes before the mountain lion wandered
but the 69-year-old Gad-           fighting by firing endless           Gadhafi emerged, telling the             ing the fall of Tripoli on Aug.    off from her house near the foothills west of Boulder.
hafi is the first to be killed.    rounds into the sky, pumping         fighters outside, “What do               21, Gadhafi loyalists mount-          Loveman says she was in her home office last
He was shot to death in his        their guns, knives and even          you want? Don’t kill me, my              ed fierce resistance in several    Thursday when she heard a noise and turned to see the
hometown of Sirte, where           a meat cleaver in the air and        sons,” according to Bashagha             areas, including Sirte, pre-       mountain lion on the porch.
revolutionary fighters over-       singing the national anthem.         and Hassan Doua, a fighter               venting the new leadership            Zeus entered the room and walked to the sliding
whelmed the last of his loyal-        The outpouring of joy re-         who was among those who                  from declaring full victory.       glass door for a closer look while Loveman snapped
ist supporters Thursday after      flected the deep hatred of           captured him.                            Earlier this week, revolution-     photos.
weeks of heavy battles.            a leader who had brutally               Bashagha said Gadhafi                 ary fighters gained control of        Loveman went upstairs and spotted a second
   Also killed in the city was     warped Libya with his idio-          died in the ambulance from               one stronghold, Bani Walid.        mountain lion. She says both jumped a fence and left.
one of his feared sons, Mua-       syncratic rule. After seizing        wounds suffered during the                  Information         Minister
tassim, while another son —        power in a 1969 coup that            clashes. Abdel-Jalil Abdel-              Mahmoud Shammam told                        Hawk rescued after being rescued
one-time heir apparent Seif        toppled the monarchy, Gad-           Aziz, a doctor who accom-                AP that Muatassim Gadhafi                        from Texas car grille
al-Islam — was wounded             hafi created a “revolutionary”       panied the body in the am-               was killed in Sirte. Abdel-
and captured. An AP reporter       system of “rule by the mass-         bulance during the 120-mile              Aziz, the doctor who accom-           GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — A hawk that struck a
saw cigarette burns on Muat-       es,” which supposedly meant          drive to Misrata, said Gad-              panied Gadhafi’s body in the       car traveling more than 60 mph survived but needed
assim’s body.                      every citizen participated in        hafi died from two bullet                ambulance, said Muatassim          the help of a Dallas-area mechanic to extract it from the
   Bloody images of Gad-           government but really meant          wounds — to the head and                 was shot in the chest. Also        vehicle’s grille.
hafi’s last moments raised         all power was in his hands.          chest.                                   killed was Gadhafi’s Defense          Matt Whitehead, a mechanic at Park Place Lexus
questions over how exactly         He wielded it erratically, im-          A government account of               Minister Abu Bakr Younis.          in Grapevine, says he thought the red-tailed hawk
he died after he was captured      posing random rules while            Gadhafi’s death said he was                 Justice Minister Mo-            was dead until the animal blinked. But it wasn’t even
wounded, but alive. Video          crushing opponents, often            captured unharmed and later              hammed al-Alagi said Seif          missing a feather.
on Arab television stations        hanging anyone who plotted           was mortally wounded in the              al-Islam Gadhafi had been             WFAA-TV reports a driver on Saturday stopped by
showed a crowd of fighters         against him in public squares.       crossfire from both sides.               wounded in the leg and was         the dealership to say he the bird flew into the front of
shoving and pulling the goa-          Abroad, Gadhafi posed as             Amnesty        International          being held in a hospital in        his car.
teed, balding Gadhafi, with        a Third World leader, while          urged the revolutionary fight-           the city of Zlitan, northwest         Whitehead extricated the hawk by breaking apart the
blood splattered on his face       funding militants, terror            ers to give a complete report,           of Sirte. Shammam said Seif        grille. The bird could flap its wings, but not fly.
and soaking his shirt.             groups and guerrilla armies.         saying it was essential to               was captured in Sirte, but the        Whitehead took the injured creature to veterinarian
   Gadhafi struggled against       His regime was blamed in             conduct “a full, independent             senior NTC leadership did          Greg Moore, who said Monday he’s monitoring the
them, stumbling and shout-         the 1988 bombing of Pan Am           and impartial inquiry to es-             not immediately confirm.           animal and is optimistic that the hawk will recover
ing as the fighters pushed         Flight 103 over Lockerbie,           tablish the circumstances of                The National Council will       from a concussion and internal injuries.
him onto the hood of a pick-       Scotland and the downing             Col. Gadhafi’s death.”                   declare liberation on Satur-
up truck. One fighter held         of a French passenger get in            The TV images of Gad-                 day, Mohamed Sayeh, a se-             Swedish bird catcher convicted of animal cruelty
him down, pressing on his          Africa the following year, as        hafi’s bloodied body sent                nior council member, said.
thigh with a pair of shoes in a    well as the 1986 bombing of          ripples across the Arab world            That begins a key timetable           STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish man who
show of contempt.                  a German discotheque fre-            and on social networks such              toward creating a new sys-         captured 13,000 wild birds and kept hundreds of them
   Fighters propped him on         quented by U.S. servicemen           as Twitter.                              tem: The NTC has always            locked up in his home has been convicted of animal
the hood as they drive for         that killed three people.               Many wondered whether                 said it will form a new in-        cruelty and illegal hunting and sentenced to a year and
several moments, apparently           The day began with revo-          a similar fate awaits Syria’s            terim government within a          a half in prison.
to parade him around in vic-       lutionary forces bearing             Bashar Assad and Yemen’s                 month of liberation and will          The Hudiksvall district court says 39-year-old
tory.                              down on the last of Gad-             Ali Abdullah Saleh, two                  hold elections within eight        Pierre Johansson used illegal nets and traps to capture
   “We want him alive. We          hafi’s heavily armed loyal-          leaders clinging to power                months.                            the birds, including owls, falcons, hawks, sparrows,
want him alive,” one man           ists who in recent days had          in the face of long-running                 But the revolutionary           pheasants and woodpeckers.
shouted before Gadhafi was         been squeezed into a block of        Arab Spring uprisings. For               forces are an unruly mix of           After documenting his catch, he released most of
dragged off the hood, some         buildings of about 700 square        the millions of Arabs yearn-             militias from Libya’s major        them but the court said Monday that Johansson also
fighters pulling his hair, to-     yards.                               ing for freedom, democracy               cities, and already differences    kept hundreds of birds locked up in cages in his garage
ward an ambulance.                    A large convoy of vehicles        and new leadership, the death            have emerged between them.         and a hen house on his property.
   Later footage showed            moved out of the buildings,          of one of the region’s most              Revolutionaries from Tripoli,         Johansson claims he wanted to give the birds shelter
fighters rolling Gadhafi’s         and revolutionary forces             brutal dictators will likely             Misrata and Benghazi —             during the winter and never intended to harm them.
lifeless body over on the          moved to intercept it, said          inspire and invigorate the               Libya’s second-largest city        His lawyer did not immediately return calls seeking
pavement, stripped to the          Fathi Bashagha, spokes-              movement for change.                     that has served as the rebel       comment.
waist and a pool of blood          man for the Misrata Military            As word spread of Gad-                capital during the civil war
under his head. His body           Council, which commanded             hafi’s death, jubilant Libyans           — have exchanged accusa-             Small bear makes big mess at Alaskan grocery store
was then paraded on a car          the fighters who captured            poured into Tripoli’s central            tions that each is trying to
through Misrata, a nearby          him. At 8:30 a.m., NATO              Martyr’s Square, chanting                dominate the new rule.                KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A bear walks into
city that suffered a brutal        warplanes struck the convoy,         “Syria! Syria!” — urging the                Also, Islamic fundamen-         a grocery store. While that may sound like the start of
siege by regime forces dur-        a hit that stopped it from es-       Syrian opposition on to vic-             talists have taken an increas-     joke, it’s what really happened Saturday in Ketchikan,
ing the eight-month civil war      caping, according to French          tory.                                    ingly prominent role, push-        Alaska.
that eventually ousted Gad-        Defense Minister Gerard                 “This will signal the death           ing for some form of Islamic          The Ketchikan Daily News reports a small black
hafi. Crowds in the streets        Longuet.                             of the idea that Arab leaders            state in Libya, causing fric-      bear cub walked in the front door of Tatsuda’s IGA.
cheered, “The blood of mar-           Fighters then clashed with        are invincible,” said Egyptian           tion with more secular lead-       The scared animal found its way to a produce cooler,
tyrs will not go in vain.”         loyalists in the convoy for          activist and blogger Hossam              ers.                               where it made a mess.
   Thunderous celebratory          three hours, with rocket-pro-        Hamalawi. “Mubarak is in a                  “Libyans aim for multipar-         Meat department manager Joe Stollar filmed the
gunfire and cries of “God is       pelled grenades, anti-aircraft       cage, Ben Ali ran away, and              ty politics, justice, democra-     bear’s capture. He says the little bear was just trying to
great” rang out across Tripoli     weapons and machine guns.            now Gadhafi killed. ... All              cy and freedom,” said Libyan       hide.
well past midnight, leaving        Members of the convoy got            this will bring down the red             Defense Minister Jalal al-De-         A customer captured the bear and let it loose from
the smell of sulfur in the air.    out of the vehicles, Bashagha        line that we can’t get these             gheili. “The end of Gadhafi        the store’s back door onto a trail leading to the woods.
People wrapped revolution-         said.                                guys.”                                   is not the aim, we say the mi-     Authorities suspect it was an orphaned bear since its
ary flags around toddlers and         Gadhafi and other sup-               Thursday’s final blows                nor struggle is over. The big-     mother wasn’t nearby.
flashed V for victory signs as     porters fled on foot, with           to the Gadhafi regime allow              ger struggle is now coming.           Several thousand dollars of ruined produce was
they leaned out car windows.       fighters in pursuit, he said. A      Libya’s interim leadership,              This will not happen unless        donated to a livestock owner.
Martyrs’ Square, the former        Gadhafi bodyguard captured           the National Transitional                all the Libyan people are ...
Green Square from which            as they ran away gave a simi-        Council, to declare the entire           united.”
     18     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011                                                                                                                                                 THE STUTE

                                                                         Duck country
Stevens STATS
Field Hockey           8-6                                  This is                                                                                                           Women’s Tennis    10-0
Women’s Soccer         9-3-3                                                                                                                                                  Men’s Soccer      12-2
Women’s Volleyball     13-18

       Four Ducks score as men’s
     soccer defeats RU-Newark 4-0
   SSI - The Stevens Insti-       ute apart. First came Stal-
tute of Technology men’s
soccer team (12-2) used
                                  lone’s strike, which was
                                  set up by Zach Bowman’s                                                                                                                   On Deck in
four second-half goals to         centering pass. Stallone
turn a 0-0 match at the half
into comfortable 4-0 victo-
                                  turned and ripped a shot
                                  towards the goal from 24
                                                                                                                                                                           Duck Country
ry over Rutgers-Newark on         yards out to give Stevens
Tuesday night in non-con-         the lead they would not re-
ference action. Freshman
Jonathan Stallone scored
                                  linquish. It was the first ca-
                                  reer collegiate goal for the
his first collegiate goal         freshman.                                                                                                                                 Men’s Swimming
- what proved to be the              54 seconds later at
game-winner - and sopho-          50:13, Curtis Stecyk and                                                                                                                   at NYU/Cortland
more Paul Killian earned          Zach Adler engineered a                                                                                                                        5:00 p.m.
his second-straight shutout       pretty give-and-go at the
in the cage for the Ducks.        top of the box with Adler                                                                                                                Women’s Swimming
   Stevens dominated the          earning the first of two
first half statistically, out-    consecutive assists on that                                                                                                                at NYU/Cortland
shooting the Scarlet Raid-        play. Stecyk’s goal gave                                                                                                                       5:00 p.m.
ers 12-2 in the period and        Stevens a 2-0 lead and
doubling the amount of            seemed to settle the game                                                                                                                Women’s Volleyball
Rutgers corner kicks (4-          for a stretch.                                                                                                                                vs. Alfred
2). Though the ball was              Then with 26 min-                                                                                                                          7:30 p.m.
consistently in the Stevens       utes remaining, Bowman
                                                                                                                                               Jeffrey Vock Photography

offensive zone, the Ducks         got off a hard shot that
                                                                     Stevens took four second-half goals to accomplish their 4-0 victory over Rutgers-Newark on Tuesday.

could not gain the advan-         was heading for the up-            talize on the ensuing corner        nice move to shake his de-          The men’s soccer
tage on the scoreboard and
the half ended in a score-
                                  per reaches of the net. The
                                  Rutgers goalie was able to
                                                                     kick, however, with senior
                                                                     Anthony Roden heading in
                                                                                                         fender and a shot from 25
                                                                                                         yards out that found the
                                                                                                                                          team will host its senior
                                                                                                                                          day on Saturday, Octo-
less tie.                         tip it just enough so that         Adler’s service to the box          back of the net.                 ber 22 as the team hosts
   Not five minutes into          the ball nailed the crossbar       for the 3-0 advantage.                 Stevens totaled 27 shots      St. John Fisher College.            Field Hockey
the second half, Stevens          instead of the nylon and              Five minutes later,              in the match, while Killian      Kickoff is slated for 11              at Hartwick
broke the game open with          continued out of bounds.           sophomore Ernesto Solis             was asked to make two            a.m. at the DeBaun Ath-               10:00 a.m.
two goals less than a min-           The Ducks would capi-           capped the scoring with a           saves to earn the shutout.       letic Complex.
                                                                                                                                                                             Men’s Soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                vs. Fisher

          Nikish named Empire 8 field                                                                      Men’s golf closes fall                                               11:00 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                            Men’s Swimming

          hockey Player of the Week                                                                        season at invitational                                            at NYU/Cortland
                                                                                                                                                                                 1:00 p.m.

   SSI - Junior captain           that began on a penalty            loose ball in front. The               SSI -The Stevens Insti-       with a 622 on the par-            Women’s Soccer
Mary Nikish of the Ste-           corner.                            final score came with               tute of Technology men’s         70 Hudson National
                                                                                                                                                                               vs. Hartwick
vens Institute of Technol-           The junior forward              0:00 on the clock and               golf team placed sixth at        Golf Course.
                                                                                                                                                                                2:00 p.m.
ogy field hockey team             then scored three times            occurred on a Price-                the New York University/           Freshman Cameron
was named the Empire 8            in a hard-fought win over          initiated penalty corner.           Manhattanville College           Hill had a solid first
Player of the Week for her        Elmira College to help lift        It was Nikish’s ninth of            Invitational on Monday.          round for Stevens with           Women’s Swimming
performance in two Duck           the Ducks to their fourth          the year and she is now             Stevens notched a two-           an 84.                             at NYU/Cortland
wins. She totaled four            Empire 8 win of the sea-           tied for the team lead              round total of 695 with            The event was origi-                 1:00 p.m.
goals in two games as the         son. Her first marker              with Chavez.                        a 349 in round one and           nally scheduled as a
Ducks improved to 4-1             came in the 20th minute               Stevens is tied for              a 346 in round two. The          two-day      tournament           Women’s Tennis
in the Empire 8 and 8-5           when sophomore forward             first place in the confer-          Ducks were led by fresh-         (Sunday,       Monday)
overall as they head down         Rachel Chavez made a               ence at 4-1 with Utica              man Dave Stires who              but a late start Sunday             Empire 8 Semis
the stretch of the regular        cross in front on a break-         College, but the Pio-               turned in two 84’s for a         caused the round to be                1:00 p.m.
season.                           away that Nikish was able          neers hold the head-to-             total of 168.                    suspended and finished
   Nikish scored 2:22             to convert into a 1-0 lead.        head tiebreaker. Wash-                 William Tischler was          early Monday.                    Women’s Volleyball
overtime versus William           Her second score came              ington & Jefferson                  the medalist, tallying a           The Ducks now head                  vs. Elmira
Paterson University. She          with 20 minutes left in            College and Hartwick                72 and 79 (151) and help-        to the offseason and                  10:00 a.m.
tallied courtesy of a Jil-        the second half and broke          College are tied for                ing Manhattanville to the        will resume play in
lian Price assist on a play       a 1-1 tie, banging home a          third at 3-2.                       win. The Valiants finished       2012.                                 vs. Ithaca
                                                                                                                                                                                3:00 p.m.

        Women’s soccer nationally ranked in latest NSCAA poll taking 22nd spot                                                                                                Sunday
                                                                                                            SSI - In the latest Na-       2011 season with two
                                                                                                         tional Soccer Coaches            losses but have only                 Equestrian
                                                                                                         Association of America           been defeated once                   at All-Region
                                                                                                         (NSCAA) top-25 poll, re-         since then to post a 9-3-               8:00 a.m.
                                                                                                         leased today, October 18,        2 overall record going
                                                                                                         the Stevens Institute of         into the final two weeks          Women’s Tennis
                                                                                                         Technology women’s soc-          of the regular season.
                                                                                                         cer team earned the 22nd            On October 19th,                 Empire 8 Finals
                                                                                                         spot. This is the first time     Stevens hosted a top-                 10:00 a.m.
                                                                                                         the Ducks have been in           25 matchup with No.
                                                                                                         this year’s national rank-       20 The College of New
                                                                                                         ings. Stevens has also re-
                                                                                                         ceived the third position
                                                                                                         in the East Region, which
                                                                                                                                          Jersey at 7:30 p.m at
                                                                                                                                          the De Baun Athletic
                                                                                                                                          Complex. This was the
                                                                                                         is the highest ranking this      second-straight season              Field Hockey
                                                                                                         year for the Ducks.              in which both teams
                                                                                                            Stevens has won five-         have been in the na-                 vs. New Paltz
                                                                                                         straight contests by a           tional poll when they                  7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                         combined score of 14-2.          competed against each
                                                                                                         One of those victories           other. The game ended             Women’s Soccer
                                                                                                         came against then No. 11         up a 1-1 draw. Last sea-           at Western Conn.
                                                                                                         Ithaca College, 2-1, in a        son, the Lions were the                7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                         double overtime Empire           No. 2 team in the coun-
                                                                                                         8 Conference showdown.           try, while Stevens was
                                                                                                         Ithaca is now ranked 18th        17th, and the two teams
                                                                                                         in the country.                  played to a 0-0 draw in
                                                                              Jeffrey Vock Photography
The Women’s Soccer team took 22nd in the poll, making them the first nationally ranked team this year.      The Ducks started the         Ewing, N.J.

       Women’s volleyball falls to Averett and New Paltz                                                    Pearson gets Empire 8 women’s                                     to Laura
   SSI - On Saturday, Octo-
ber 15, the Stevens Institute
                                   Janes also paced Stevens
                                   with five blocks and added
                                                                     25-19, 25-18, Kowal-
                                                                     ska led all players with
                                                                                                               Swimmer of the Week nod                                       Barito, the
of Technology women’s              four digs, while Dickinson        17 kills and added seven               SSI - Senior Sian Pear-       team which earned a
volleyball team dropped            chipped in two blocks and         digs.                               son was named the Em-            win, clocking a 3:41.94.
both matches in a tri-match        two digs.                            Gates put together a             pire 8 Swimmer of the            Junior Natalie Fitz,              NCAA Woman
at Canavan Arena on Senior            Junior Maggie Kow-             solid effort for the Ducks          Week for her performance         freshman Nicole Miller,
Day. The Ducks fell to Av-         alska tallied a team-high         with a match-high 44 as-            in the Stevens Institute of      and sophomore Louise
erett University, 3-0, in the
opening match, and then
                                   10 digs to go along with
                                   four blocks and a service
                                                                     sists and chipped in eight
                                                                     digs and two kills.
                                                                                                         Technology win over in-
                                                                                                         state rival Montclair State
                                                                                                                                          Moores were all mem-
                                                                                                                                          bers of the relay.
                                                                                                                                                                            of the Year!
was on the wrong end of a          ace. Sophomore Samantha              Janes and Dickinson              University on Saturday.             Stevens (1-0) took
3-1 decision to SUNY New           Gates dished out a team-          combined for 21 kills and           Pearson was a member of          Saturday’s         season-
Paltz. Stevens has a week          best 13 assists with five         four blocks in the loss.            a winning relay and also         opening dual by a 160-
off before traveling up to         digs.                             Janes tallied 10 kills and          earned a pair of individual      94 final and earned
Rochester, N.Y. for the               Stevens’     sophomore         two blocks, while Dickin-           victories on the afternoon.      the top time in all 16
second round of Empire 8           Mary Caulson and fresh-           son recorded 11 kills and              Pearson took the top-         events. The Ducks will
Conference crossover play.         man Katie Hall both re-           two blocks as well.                 spot in the 500-yard             return to action on Fri-
   In the three-set loss, 25-      corded two kills, while              Sophomore        Hannah          freestyle with a time of         day and Saturday at the
19, 25-14, 26-24, senior           Caulson also registered six       Gasper paced the Ducks              5:16.89 and the 200-yard         New York University
Kate Janes and sophomore           digs and two blocks.              back line with 13 digs,             butterfly (2:13.87). She         Fall Invitational where
Chrissy Dickinson led the             In the four-set falter to      while Caulson registered            also was a member of the         they take on NYU and
Ducks with eight kills each.       New Paltz, 19-25, 25-18,          five kills and four digs.           400-yard freestyle relay         SUNY Cortland.

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