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NURSING SCHOOL MERGER The Board of Governors voted today to integrate the two nursing colleges despite reports of criticism and requests for delays. The merger of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences School of Nursing and the College of Nursing at Newark and New Brunswick is set for July 1, 2014.
Dean Glenn Shafer of the Rutgers Business Schools in Newark and New Brunswick believes his faculty is united — yet in an informal survey initiated and distributed by a handful of professors, 36 out of the 49 respondents said they do not approve of the dean’s performance. The survey was sent to all 79 full-time RBS tenured faculty listed in the RBS directory. Only four supported the dean’s performance, and six favored him to be the next dean of the RBS.
With the deadline to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act soon approaching this Friday, the Obama administration said it would extend the deadline for those who faced technical issues with the federal exchange, according to The New York Times.
NEWARK, N.J. - Actionable, achievable and measurable. These are three terms Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi used to describe the University's strategic plan, which the Board of Governors approved moments ago at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Rutgers-Newark. "This is a singular moment for Rutgers," Barchi said to The Daily Targum.
Hurricane Sandy’s one-year anniversary brought more scrutiny upon federal agencies and Gov. Chris Christie’s administration for the lack of funds distributed to New Jersey residents to rebuild after the destruction caused by the hurricane. Christie blamed the slowness of federal agencies for delays in pushing out grants, according to The New York Times.
Most of the time, I swipe away breaking news alerts without an afterthought, but Thursday evening, a sharp pang of sorrow shot through me when I read about Nelson Mandela’s death. It had been coming. Not many people live to the age of 95. But when Thursday night ended, after the BBC, The New York Times and other media outlets aired specials about Mandela’s life minutes after his death, the noise quieted.
Known as the icon against apartheid, South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela died yesterday, according to the South African government, sending strong shockwaves around the world.
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers evacuated more than 6,000 students from Cook, Douglass and the College Avenue campuses. Rutgers, along with the Red Cross, provided shelter to about 1,200 people. About 900 were from Atlantic County and around 230 from Middlesex County’s surrounding shore communities, according to an article previously published by The Daily Targum.
On Oct. 6, Students for Justice in Palestine distributed more than 850 mock eviction notices across residence halls across the different Rutgers-New Brunswick campuses. This action was a part of a national campaign to raise awareness about Palestinians being evicted from their homes. The mock eviction notices stated that students’ suites and apartments were scheduled for demolition in the next three days.
Sixty-one percent of New Jerseyans voted to raise the minimum wage yesterday from $7.25 to $8.25, according to The Associated Press. New Jersey has also overwhelmingly voted yes to the second ballot question allowing veteran organizations to use games of chance to raise funds for building upkeep. The vote was 82 percent yes to 18 percent no at press time, according to The Associated Press.
Eighty-three percent of state residents of all political affiliations support paid sick day policies, according to a report from The Center for Women and Work at Rutgers. Currently, New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would set the minimum paid sick day standards for private sector employers.
The shore is no longer a setting for books like Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” where a fisherman battles a large marlin. Rather, TV shows like “Jersey Shore” have contributed to the image of the beach as a popular recreational space. Rutgers Professor Emeritus of History John Gillis agrees. “The shore provides something no other landscape provides, and that is a horizon,” he said.
In the days leading up to Oct. 29, 2012, dark gray skies loomed over rustling trees and fluttering leaves on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus as wind picked up speed. Students left for their hometowns, while others, as well as residents in surrounding communities, stocked up on emergency supplies and holed up in their homes and residence halls. The word Sandy seemed to roll off every tongue.
The sound of the ocean breezes through empty lots, where houses once lay in the borough of Union Beach, N.J. Rubble and flat land occupy spaces between rows of houses. Some streets have a few houses placed on cribbing. And while reminiscent gray clouds pass above, a group of volunteers in an assembly line separate asphalt and concrete on top of a recently demolished house.
Hurricane Sandy forced the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus to shutdown for one week. More than 6,000 Students had to be evacuated from Cook, Douglass and College Avenue campuses’ residential areas to Busch and Livingston campuses, as they did not use New Brunswick’s water.
Right on the shoreline in Union Beach is an empty space with a sign that reads, “Jakeabob’s Bay insured by Lloyds of London for $1.2 million. Offered $9,657.14, Deductible $10,000.00. Thanks for nothing!” What used to be Angelita Liaguno-Dorr’s restaurant, Jakeabob’s Bay, has been nothing but an empty lot for a year. Liaguno-Dorr, who everyone calls “Gigi,” opened a temporary location a few streets near her old site.
State Climatologist David Robinson believes New Jersey’s climate is changing. He said the last few decades in New Jersey have been the warmest, and the state is getting wetter, with heavy rainfall events increasing in number. “If I were to pick out four things, it would be warmer temperatures, somewhat slightly wetter conditions, rainfall comes in more heavy events and the sea level is slowly rising,” Robinson said. “It has risen a foot in the last century.”
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy boosted Gov. Chris Christie’s political career, as his approval rating hit 72 percent, according to a Quinnipiac Poll in the days following the storm. But as months went on, New Jersey residents began to wonder where the funding was to rebuild their homes.
Students have filed complaints with Rutgers’ Bias Prevention Education Committee against Students for Justice in Palestine’s mock eviction notices that were posted Sunday in residence halls across the New Brunswick campus. The eviction notices stated students’ suites were scheduled for demolition in the next three days.
Faculty members of the Organizing and Communications Committee along with other graduate faculty of the New Brunswick campus pressed and won a resolution against an online course contract yesterday morning at the Waksman Auditorium on Busch campus.