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Eighty percent of Rutgers students receive state or federal aid, a statistic that spurred a conversation about the affordability of higher education at last night’s Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting in the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.
According to Antonio Calcado, vice president of University Facilities and Capital Planning, all capital projects on the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses along with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences are progressing on schedule and should continue to operate smoothly.
The New Jersey State Senate approved legislation on Nov. 18 by a vote of 25 to 12 that would allow undocumented youth brought to the United States as children to pay in-state tuition rates and qualify for state aid, according to a news release from New Jersey State Democrats. The bill, S2479, was sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3, Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, D-29, Sen. Nellie Pou, D-35, and Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham, D-31.
Those of us studying the social sciences may be familiar with the concept of cultural hegemony, defined as the domination of a ruling class by means manipulating the worldview of the lower class, allowing the lower class to participate in its own oppression. Often this concept is associated with subjection based on gender, race or economic status, but who would suspect that language, a system so closely ingrained into our personal lives, has hegemonic power?
After the ThunderCats, a band of cat-like humanoid aliens, escaped their doomed home planet Thundera, they landed on a mysterious new planet called Third Earth. Barry Mitchell, his girlfriend Marrey Guzman and his parents Sophia Mitchell and Chris Lewis believe this story parallels their experience with opening their comic store, 3rd Earth Comics, last April.
Kaplan Test Prep’s 2013 survey of college admissions officers shows that 29 percent of officers have Google searched applicants’ names and 31 percent have visited an applicant’s Facebook or other social networking page, according to their report. This percentage is its highest since Kaplan started tracking the issue in 2008, when a reported 10 percent of officers checked applicant’s Facebook page, according to the report.
The New Jersey State Senate approved legislation yesterday by a vote of 25 to 12 that would allow undocumented youth brought to the United States as children to pay in-state tuition rates and qualify for state aid, according to a news release from New Jersey State Democrats. The bill, S2479, was sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3, Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, D-29, Sen. Nellie Pou, D-35, and Sen. Sandra B.
When the Rutgers’ filmmaking community learned of School of Arts and Sciences first-year student Lindsey Williams’ interest in film production, she quickly became involved in a variety of small video projects on- and off-campus. In terms of filmmaking, Williams has experienced an extremely productive semester so far.
Rutgers is known for its long history of tradition and excellence, but with that history comes a dark past. Over the years, accounts of hauntings and sightings have been passed down from generation to generation. This Halloween, students and faculty should keep their eyes peeled and ears opened.
During child labor, women prisoners are shackled to their beds in the majority of states, including New Jersey. This is an example of the federal justice system’s lack of empathy that Piper Kerman believes has counterproductive and harmful consequences. Kerman authored The New York Times Best Seller, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” which Netflix adapted into a critically acclaimed original series.
Flesh-eating beetles are not normally mentioned in dinner conversations, but when the cast and crew of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” broke bread with Rutgers alumnus Bruce Schwendeman, this was the main topic of discussion. With three generations of taxidermists, the Schwendemans have established a name for themselves — a reason for Hollywood to turn to Schwendeman for expert advice on critters and crawlers.
Senator-elect Cory Booker clinched New Jersey’s seat in the U.S. Senate, winning with 55 percent of the vote in yesterday’s special election, according to The Associated Press. Booker will fill a 15-month term vacated after the death of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Forty-four percent of N.J. voters voted for his Republican opponent Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, N.J.
The Rutgers Board of Governors’ executive committee awarded University President Robert L. Barchi a $90,000 bonus that he plans to donate back to the school, according to nj.com. After a closed-door performance review last week, the committee reviewed goals set for the president as well as Barchi’s self-evaluation form, and decided to give him the bonus on top of his $650,000 annual base salary.
Rutgers projects to pull in $200 million over 12 years from the Big Ten Conference according to University officials at last week’s Board of Governors meeting. “What we’re saying is Rutgers is better off by about $200 million versus the status quo,” said Greg Brown, head of the board’s athletics committee, to nj.com.
Joan Bennett was paid much less than her male colleagues when she landed her first job, but she never complained — she felt lucky to have the chance to work in the sciences. For a period of seven years, Bennett, a professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, worked as the only woman in the department of biology physics at Tulane University.
Although John Connelly said the Affordable Care Act aids his family, a politician’s false claim that the bill harmed Connelly led MSNBC to air a brief interview Friday with the former Rutgers University Student Assembly president.
Matt Georgi planned to run the 41st Annual 18 Mile Run on Long Beach Island Oct. 13 to raise money for student veterans — a cause dear to him, as both he and his father were student veterans at Rutgers. On the morning of his 32nd birthday, Sept. 22, Georgi posted a link to his fundraising website, asking friends and family to donate, said Stephen G. Abel, director of Veteran and Military Programs and Services.
Being at Rutgers triggers a particular memory for author Geoff Dyer. As he spoke last night in the Multipurpose Room of the Rutgers Student Center, he remembered visiting the University in 1989, where he rummaged through the Institute of Jazz Studies’ collections without a clear direction or intention for the piece he was preparing to write.
As Tulsi Desai walked to class on Busch campus Monday, a man texting on his Segway rammed into her. After class, Desai, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, visited Kevin Lu and Deepak Shanmuganandamurthy’s suite and told them about her unfortunate encounter.
With red shovels and scarlet pride, Gov. Chris Christie, Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi, New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill and New Brunswick Development Corporation President Christopher Paladino broke ground yesterday for the College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative at Seminary Place.