Eric Knecht

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Death of a column

This marks my 25th and final column. I know what you are thinking: "That's a lot of wasted time." It also means that on 24 other occasions, you could ...

Become U. legend in 30 days

Hundreds of high school seniors who had been admitted to the University flooded the campus last weekend for open house. In order to get them excited for ...


U. endowment dismal in context

The Daily Targum published an article last month, "U. endowment climbs despite economic woes," in which the author celebrated the fact that amidst the ...

Yelling hardly productive

I want to hate Glenn Beck. I really do. From his arrogant, pedagogical, almost condescending style of speaking to the way he presents his ideas on a chalkboard ...

Time on the Banks: 2009 in review

On paper, 2010 is a scary number. It's not 2012 end-of–the-world scary, but still, it means that Rutgers is kicking me out this May, and that is pretty ...

Job hunt: Passion for profit

Daniel Ahn is a University alumnus who presents an interesting profile. A mathematics major who described dropping out of Rutgers Business School as "the ...

Voting on same-sex marriage

If you should ever visit the U.S. Supreme Court, you might notice that scattered quite surreptitiously around the building are turtles. Of course, I do ...


Newspaper debate about newspapers

In yesterday's opinions column of The Daily Targum, "Not trash, just white trash," Brian Canares boldly defended the merits of The Centurion as providing ...


Miseducation of U. undergraduates

In the military, it's the norm to break down the new recruits. The process involves making the person feel tiny and inadequate. They are stripped of their ...


The new great society

Conspicuous consumption and self-aggrandizement are out, social service and the appearance of green is in. Before I continue, I have a few pieces of advice. ...


I prefer my doctor 'Zagat rated'

Signs of apocalypse pervade us. Our free markets are crumbling as banks are threatened with nationalization. Our free world is in peril as the Taliban ...



Opting-out to destroy history

Since 1956 this newspaper has maintained the status of a daily publication. It has watched the University expand, integrate women into our classes, fight ...

The shady economics of WebReg

If Jay-Z (or your favorite music artist) had suddenly announced to the public that after spending the better part of his career in hip-hop, he no longer ...

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