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This year brought the deaths of individuals who loomed large in the Rutgers community and in New Jersey. In June, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) died of pneumonia at the age of 89. He was the last remaining World War II veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate and had represented the State of New Jersey in the Senate for 19 years at the time of his death.
After his interview with President Barack Obama, Chris Matthews believes the problem with the current White House administration is its lack of accountability. “We can’t even figure out who to blame, that’s how bad it is,” Matthews said. “If you believe in government, you have the job of making it work.”
Neither the University, student tenants nor landlords can provide a clear picture of the quality of students’ experiences with renting off-campus properties. According to a University off-campus task force report issued this summer, 54 percent of all undergraduate students and 89 percent of all graduate students comprise the off-campus and commuter population.
Eric Tapper’s band, Atlas Bloom, played a show in the basement of Tumulty’s Pub last night, and Tapper reminisced when his former band began to take off in New Brunswick’s basement scene. “At one point, we’re playing, and we have 600 people just absolutely banging their heads with us,” he said.
A number of student government associations exist throughout Rutgers University. Recently, they have been busy being involved with the happenings on campus. The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council recently garnered attention for its involvement in the Skelly Field construction controversy, giving voice to student’s concern about the issue.
The second-most prestigious ballet company in China came to the New Jersey State Theatre yesterday to display a masterpiece of Chinese ballet. The Shanghai Ballet performed “The Butterfly Lovers,” a four-act, full-length ballet that tells the story of two lovers in fourth-century China who are forbidden to elope and die trying.
Salman Rushdie, winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Knight of the Realms of England and previously the subject of an international political dispute, strolled into the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus yesterday with several of Rutgers’ academic deans following him.
Professor Mark Croft walked into a recent class with a fire extinguisher, a helmet and a pair of roller skates. They may not be items typically used to teach, but Croft’s physics students have seen his demonstrations many times by now. In the stunt, Croft, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, jettisoned air from the fire extinguisher while wearing the roller stakes to thrust him forward, demonstrating Newton’s third law of motion.
Seven years ago, Rutgers Hillel started the Capital and Endowment Campaign to obtain a more suitable space than its previous building at 93 College Ave. The campaign received a $3 million gift from the family of the late Eva and Arie Halpern, its largest donation this week. Hillel’s goal is to raise $18 million to construct and furnish its new home at 70 College Ave., which is scheduled to open in 2015. The building will now be called The Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House.
A journalist in Spain and an activist from Philadelphia convened in the Archibald Stevens Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus yesterday to tell Rutgers students how to effect change. The symposium, “From Indignation to Occupation: A New Wave of Global Mobilization,” was organized by the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, said Todd Wolfson, the event’s organizer.
When Kate Schliep first began working at the World of Beer franchise, her favorite beer was Pabst Blue Ribbon. A year later, after learning about the complexity of brewing, she appreciates craft beers and microbreweries. World of Beer, an upscale sports bar and restaurant, opened today on George Street with the goal of highlighting New Brunswick’s local flavor.
When other universities’ mock trial teams chose who they wanted to face at the Happy Valley Invitational tournament last weekend, Gregory Doukas noticed something odd: Everyone avoided Rutgers. “The first 12 names out of the hat had the option of challenging a team, and as the names got picked off the list, people just, no matter what, stayed away from us,” said Doukas, captain of the A-Team. “Not a single team wanted to challenge us.”
Seventy Rutgers students committed to community service plan to spread across the country this fall and winter so they can make a difference in New Brunswick. Rutgers University Alternative Breaks, a service organization under the umbrella of Rutgers Student Life, runs the trips, which provide groups of Rutgers undergraduate students with a semester-long experience centered on community service, according to their website.
On Saturday afternoon, participants of Rutgers’ Build-A-Thon came close to experiencing homelessness, by living in shacks they constructed. Rutgers’ chapter of Habitat for Humanity organized a Build-A-Thon in the engineering quad on Busch campus to fundraise for a $100,000 home-building project, said Punit Arora, president of RU Habitat for Humanity.
Nursing students on the East Coast may notice that securing jobs is harder than ever. But three Rutgers students are working to both advance their own careers and those of prospective nurses across New Jersey.
When Jason Belzer graduated from Rutgers six years ago, he was unable to procure a job as a sports agent, so he simply decided to create his own management company. “I just said, ‘You know what? I’m going to go through this by myself,’ and I started my own company,” Belzer said.
Interfaith prayer centers have opened on three campuses, allowing students of different faiths to convene and explore their religion in a peaceful environment. Rutgers Student Life has specifically designated the rooms for this purpose, opening them to Rutgers students of any faith — or none — as safe spaces, said Abdul Rehman Khan, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, who, along with several other peers, founded the movement that lobbied for their creation.