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The Onion — America’s finest news source — tweeted a joke last night during its Oscars coverage that sent just about everyone into an uproar. It even prompted an unprecedented apology from the satirical news organization’s chief executive, Steve Hannah. What led to all this damage? It was a tweet about the adorable nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, star of last year’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” who impressively snagged a nomination for Best Actress.
A little something happens in each song of New Jersey’s veteran indie rockers’ latest effort, “Fade.” That something is explained in the album’s title — listeners hear one aspect or another fade away throughout the course of the track.
Every year, their votes decide the cost of tuition and the University’s annual budget. But some students may not know how the 11 members sitting on the Board of Governors — the University’s senior governing body — came in to their positions. Some have a long history with the University, like BOG Vice Chair Gerald Harvey, who graduated from Rutgers College in 1972. Harvey, a retired general counsel who still acts as a mediator, was nominated to the Board of Trustees — a larger board that serves an advisory position for the University — in 1998 because of his status as a committed alumnus and former president of the Rutgers University Alumni Federation.
University Athletics has hashed out a game plan to raise funds for those displaced after last week’s Hurricane Sandy. In a partnership with the Red Cross, Athletic Director Tim Pernetti encourages students and Scarlet Knights fans to bring cash donations to this Saturday’s game against Army at High Point Solutions Stadium on Busch campus. “All we can do is our part. … Every little bit is going to help the people that were affected by this,” he said.
For those around the state who were displaced after Hurricane Sandy hit last week, voting today might be the last thing on their minds. Though Gov. Chris Christie is trying to make it easier for everyone to vote through email and fax ballots and at their county clerk’s office, changed voter locations and a shift in priorities might discourage some from getting to the polls. “I think it would be foolish to think [Election Day] is not going to be affected in some way, shape or form,” said Elizabeth Matto, director of the Youth Participation Program at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.
The New Brunswick Board of Education could face some changes after Election Day, as city residents have the opportunity to vote on whether its members should be elected or continue to be appointed by Mayor James Cahill.
The vote comes in the form of a ballot question, an addition made possible via petition through an initiative headed by Yolanda Baker, a community organizer and New Brunswick Public Schools parent.
Hurricane Sandy, or “Frankenstorm,” is on the way to central New Jersey. Forecasters predict that by Monday night, the University’s New Brunswick campus will be in the midst of strong tropical winds and heavy rain.
This election year is especially exciting for me. Besides this being the first year I am able to vote in a presidential election, I am also involved with coordinating election coverage at The Daily Targum and in turn, I stay up-to-date on all things elections.There are three elections students should care about that aren’t focused on in the media as much as the presidential election, despite their importance and the effect these soon-to-be-elected officials will have on our lives.
Amro Brighith, a 22-year-old business student from Palestine, and Or Kaner, a 26-year-old Israeli soldier studying for his master’s in political science, both agree a two-state solution is the only way to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after observing the climate in both areas first hand.Brighith and Kaner now advocate for this solution through OneVoice, an international, nonpartisan grassroots movement whose activists work within their communities to build support for establishing two states, in Palestine and Israel, respectively.
In response to the Sept. 19 accident that involved a Rutgers University Police Department car hitting a University student, administrators in the Department of Transportation Services are rethinking the way buses operate at the Scott Hall bus stop on College Avenue. Wesley Thompson, an operations manager for First Transit, the company that provides the University buses, began directing buses approaching Scott Hall yesterday afternoon to stay to the left.
The New Jersey Film Festival this Sunday will screen Meherjaan, a film that centers on loving the other, a notion exemplified through the character Meher, a young Bengali woman who falls in love with an enemy soldier during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. The film’s writer and director, Rubaiyat Hossain, chose to highlight this narrative in her film in response to the nationalism she encountered growing up during the 1980s in Bangladesh, where the film was shot.
Undercover police arrested North Brunswick man 33-year-old Errinson Medrano last Tuesday after catching him exposed on a New Jersey Transit bus.
Medrano had allegedly exposed himself multiple times to a University graduate student during her New York to New Brunswick commute on the public bus.
The School of Arts and Sciences graduate student, who remains anonymous for her protection, said she first encountered the suspect in fall 2011, when she noticed him masturbating while looking at her during a bus ride.
The University’s Brain Health Institute is expanding research on the treatment of brain disorders thanks to Cheryl Dreyfus, a leading multiple sclerosis researcher.
It has been more than three years since Animal Collective wowed audiences with its most accessible album to date, “Merriweather Post Pavilion.” It goes without saying that new and old fans highly anticipated the band’s latest release, “Centipede Hz.” But for newer fans, it may not be what they expected.
It’s 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Hours before his new burger restaurant opens to the public in Princeton, N.J., chef Bobby Flay orders up a Crunch Burger – a 100 percent certified angus beef patty topped with one slice of American cheese and thin, crunchy potato chips.
University President Robert L. Barchi, who arrived at the University just last week, referred to himself as a “newbie” at a press meeting he held on Tuesday outside his office in Old Queens. “You have to recognize that I’m just figuring my way around,” Barchi said. “I’m still trying to figure out where everything is.” He has not seen much of the University’s culture — he has not yet been to the grease trucks — but the former president of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has been busy getting acquainted with everyone on the Banks and setting up a game plan.
The University and other institutions of higher education in state will undergo a big transformation because of Gov. Chris Christie and the New Jersey legislature. Christie approved a major restructuring at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus on Aug. 22 that will expand the University’s presence in New Jersey. Rochelle Hendricks, the state’s secretary of higher education, said this bill coming to fruition has been a long time in the making.
With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill today that will change higher education in New Jersey.
Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in county jail, closing one of the most publicized cases to reach the Middlesex County Courthouse in recent years.