WEEK IN REVIEW: Laurels and Darts | Nov. 4, 2016
BREAK GROUND TO BREAK RECORDS
Pat Hobbs, Rutgers' athletic director, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-sport training facility. The training facility is officially named the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center and was made possible by an $18 million donation from the largest hospital and medical network in New Jersey. Hobbs hopes that this will show that Rutgers is both competing and training at a Big Ten level. We laurel RWJBarnabas Health for aiding Rutgers in becoming a formidable competitor in the Big Ten.
WebReg, the Rutgers Web Registration System, was impacted by two system errors on Sunday and Monday. This occurred when students — who had greater than 100 credits — were attempting to schedule their classes. While The Office of Information Technology dealt with the issue after they had occurred, students were not able to successfully register for classes while the system was down. We dart the registration system for not being better prepared during registration periods and causing more stress for students attempting to schedule classes.
FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS
The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program has taken action to reverse the cuts that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed for the program in attempts to cut spending on public employees' healthcare. EOF has recently received an additional one million dollars in funding to rectify the governor's action. The EOF program — whose students are known to perform better in terms of completion of their degrees — will now be able to assist its students in paying for expenses for research and travel. We laurel the EOF program for reversing the cuts and putting its students first.
CHEATERS NEVER PROSPER, BUT THEIR NUMBERS DO
Lack of academic integrity seemed to be a problem during the 2015-2016 academic year. Rutgers University has reported that there have been 367 academic integrity violations this year — as opposed to the 234 violations that occurred during the 2014-2015 school year. The Office of Student Conduct examined these numbers and then warned students to be cautious of even unintentional offenses. We dart the students who have agreed to maintain academic integrity and still violate its terms and conditions.
WE SALUTE YOU, NROTC
The Rutgers Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) placed first in a Military Excellence Competition held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The NROTC outperformed several other states during the competition. The competition consisted of event categories such as drill competitions, physical competitions and sport competitions. We laurel the NROTC for working so hard and earning such high honors.
This "Halloweekend" was dangerous for Rutgers students as Rutgers University Police Department investigated three different assaults over the weekend. The first assault involved a fight, which resulted in the victim being sent to the hospital after sustaining a punch in the face. The second assault involved a verbal argument followed by a physical dispute. And the third involved the victim being hit over the head with a bottle. We dart the students who took place in these disputes and creating an atmosphere of danger during the fun holiday weekend.
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