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In response to an elaborate SAT cheating ring busted in Nassau
County, N.Y., last September, Sen. Kenneth LaValle, R-N.Y.,
introduced a bill that would make cheating on the standardized test
a crime. If passed, students could be charged with “facilitation of
education testing fraud” or “scheming to defraud educational
testing,” both of which would be felonies. “Forgery of a test”
would become a misdemeanor.
Richard Rowe, a former New Brunswick Police Department police
sergeant, was indicted Wednesday based on charges that surfaced
last March. According to the NBPD, Rowe knowingly made false
entries in police department records between 2003 and 2007 —
mishandling a total of 81 internal affairs cases over five years.
The 21-year veteran of the force was then charged by a Middlesex
County grand jury.
The New Brunswick Police Department hopes that the
reintroduction of a volunteer-based police auxiliary unit would
improve relations between the community and the department, said
Sgt. Scott Gould, supervisor of the Community Outreach Unit. Though
we admire the department’s attempt to repair ties with its city’s
residents, we’re not so sure that giving inexperienced members of
the community the ability to patrol the streets is the best way to
reach this goal.
Wrought with historic protests the world over, events of the
past year meant both good and bad for causes of individual and
national freedoms alike. Movements around the world have awakened
entire nations and resulted in as many instances of democratic
achievement as there were instances of repression. Similarly, U.S.
protests against corporate greed have shed light on a growing
struggle to increase national safety while ensuring individual
New changes to the University’s lottery process have been
announced, and though they may still leave certain things to be
desired, the changes seem to address the concerns of students both
on and off campus.The student lottery process has long been a topic of discussion
here at the University. In years past, overcrowding on the College
Avenue and Cook campuses forced the University’s Housing and
Residence Life to remove conditions that gave priority to School of
Environmental and Biological Sciences students and restricted
students who had moved off campus to reapply for housing lottery
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has entered into
a blistering fight with the Transportation Security Administration
after refusing a patdown from its employees at a checkpoint at an
airport in Nashville, Tenn. After triggering the alarm while
passing through the agency’s sensors, Paul refused a secondary
screening procedure, which included a full-bodied search. Officials
then detained Paul. “I was barked at: ‘Do not leave the cubicle,’”
Paul said in an online interview.
Few individuals have had so significant an impact on college
sports as legendary former coach Joe Paterno had on Penn State’s
football community. As head coach of the school’s football team for
46 years, Paterno was responsible for leading his team to a record
number of victories, two national championships and success both on
and off the field. Many have hailed Paterno hailed as a hero, a
legend and a savior of Penn State’s football career.
The Court Tavern, a dive bar and music venue located on the
corner of Church Street and Spring Streets, helped catapult popular
bands such as The Smithereens and The Gaslight Anthem to the
national stage. The venue last Wednesday closed its doors
indefinitely. Joe Chyb, former manager of the tavern, said the bar
closed because changes in New Brunswick’s music scene brought
financial difficulty to the Tavern.
University students will find no solace in knowing that, despite
the long break, textbook prices have not gone down. Students will
regrettably empty their wallets at the campus bookstore, knowing
that the $40 just shelled out could have paid for their next four
meals. And for students of the more popular subjects, it gets worse
— they can expect to pay upwards of $200 for that new edition of
their economics or chemistry textbook.
In New Jersey, freedom of expression can range from attending a
Sunday church service to attending a Saturday night strip service
at a local gentleman’s club. Providing the services for these
interests is the local economy, and there is no lack of churches —
or strip clubs — here in the Garden State.Yet recently, some towns, like Sayreville, N.J., have deemed nude
strips clubs an unnecessary luxury.
Earlier this week, the University community celebrated the
15-year anniversary of that iconic sandwich, the “Fat Darrell.”
Despite being little more than a greasy marriage of chicken
fingers, mozzarella sticks, french fries and marinara sauce inside
a roll, the fare remains a beloved guilty pleasure of nearly every
student on campus. And the forefather of this creation, to whom we
all owe a big thank-you, is University alumnus Darrell Butler.
Home to about four dozen wineries, New Jersey is no stranger to
that bittersweet elixir of fermented grapes we so affectionately
call wine. In fact, the Garden State is the seventh largest wine
producer in the country. No, we didn’t know that either.Wine aficionados around campus and throughout the state will be
happy to hear that come April 1, those wineries producing 250,000
gallons or less a year of the tasty brew will be allowed to ship
their product directly to the doors of their customers.
During his annual “State of the State” address Wednesday at the
State House in Trenton, Republican Gov. Chris Christie offered an
optimistic vision for the future of the Garden State: “Today, I am
proud to report that the New Jersey comeback has begun.” From
tenure reform to the mandatory treatment of non-violent drug
offenders, the governor introduced a number of aggressive
proposals, each in hopes to strengthen the economy and continue the
state’s upward momentum.
According to a recent study, two historians found that even
under the current tax code, the wealth gap between low-income and
high-income individuals is now higher than it was in ancient Rome.
For low- and middle-income individuals, that’s big news. But for
many of the wealthiest individuals in the nation, the statistic is
Gavin Swiatek, a biochemistry instructor who worked on Cook
campus, was taken into custody last week and is now being held on
$50,000 bail in Middlesex County Jail. Swiatek was charged with
second-degree distribution and fourth-degree possession of child
pornography, and, if convicted, faces a maximum 10 years in prison.
Swiatek is accused of using a University computer in his Cook
campus office to distribute the materials.
As the GOP primary race quickens and Republican candidates
scramble to gather support in each new state caucus, the American
public learns a little more about the backgrounds and characters of
those who could potentially hold the reigns as our next president.
It seems each candidate — from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich to Rick
Santorum — has spent his or her time in the political
The Web-based, free content encyclopedia Wikipedia will shut
down on Wednesday for 24 hours. “Student warning! Do your homework
early,” tweeted Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to spread the news of
the shutdown.Wikipedia’s action comes in response to the recent Stop Online
Piracy Act, which aims at tackling online piracy through improving
copywriter infringement laws and preventing search engines from
directing users to sites that distribute stolen material.
Republicans are stereotypically portrayed as being
anti-regulation, and so it makes sense that the Senatorial right
wing has been fighting President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, former Ohio Attorney General
Richard Cordray. The CFPB was created last year by the Obama
administration’s financial reforms, and the bureau’s goal is to
protect consumers from the sorts of financial abuses that led to
the 2008 downturn.
The U.S. media often casts New Jersey as a sprawling urban
wasteland, overrun with those characters portrayed on hit reality
TV shows like “Jersey Shore.” An outsider might think the typical
New Jersey resident is more likely to pump his fist than pump his
own gas. Even worse, New Jersey is sometimes carelessly labeled
“the armpit of America.”
Students at New York University will have the opportunity to
take classes next semester on Occupy Wall Street. Undergrads will
have the option of enrolling in “Why Occupy Wall Street? The
History and Politics of Debt and Finance.” A seminar at the
graduate level will also be offered. Up until now, the movement has
had a healthy amount of supporters and detractors alike, with the
former heralding it as a movement based in equality and justice and
the latter accusing participants of looking for handouts.