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With the school year coming to an end, the Engineering Governing Council initiated its newly-elected 2012-2013 executive board at a meeting Monday night, in which Parth Oza, outgoing EGC president, passed the gavel on to Jay Ravaliya.
Ravaliya, former EGC secretary, said his primary goal for the coming year is to get more students involved with the organization and build a stronger sense of community among members of the school.
The New Brunswick Police Department is accepting applications
from local residents interested in volunteering for the town’s new
police auxiliary unit.Sgt. Scott Gould, supervisor of the Community Outreach Unit, said
the primary motivation for creating the program was to enhance the
relationship that exists between the NBPD and the local
community.“With the program, we’re really hoping to improve the communication
between the police and residents,” Gould said. “The auxiliary unit
would be able to get to personally know some of the officers, and
this will result in a better exchange of information.”
In response to student requests for a pageant, the Rutgers
Business Governing Association is working on a show that will judge
contestants not only on their beauty but on their talents and
smarts as well.The association plans to hold a “Mr. and Miss Business School”
pageant on March 27, an event that aims to include a coordinated
dance, a talent show and a chance for students to learn to be
professional in the work place.
The Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository strives to
explore the relationship between excessive alcohol consumption and
genetic makeup by using an unfamiliar method.The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism granted the
RUCDR a $10 million grant last month for its new way to purify DNA
by testing saliva samples, said Jay Tischfield, chair of the
Department of Genetics.
Although the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public
Policy turned 20 years old at the start of this academic year, its
staff and faculty will be celebrating all year long.
The school will commemorate past achievements through a series
of monthly presentations designed to raise awareness of the
different faculty research projects, said Karyn Olsen, director of
Communications at Bloustein School.
The Holiday/Home Dinner Program is offering 17 international
students a chance to spend a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with
host families composed of University students, faculty and
alumni.There are more guests and host families this holiday season, said
Carissa McCarthy, an international student adviser.
The Minority Engineering Educational Task offered 38 local high
school students a glimpse of collegiate life this past weekend,
with information sessions from multiple organizations and
classroom-simulated workshops during their three-day visit at the
University.“We wanted to teach them more about engineering, but we also wanted
to show them the different opportunities college has to offer,”
said Mark Acquaye, the MEET cultural awareness chair.
Twenty-five University student athletes signed the Athlete Ally
Pledge yesterday to support their teammates and all athletes in the
community regardless of their sexual orientation.Project Civility and the Dean of Students Office collaborated the
Wednesday night event, said Senior Dean of Students Mark Schuster,
who co-founded the project last year as a two-year, University-wide
The University’s Master of Science in the mathematical finance
program is among the top-20 mathematical graduate programs in the
country, according to a U.S. News & World Report.The program started in 2006 due to a demand for a finance program
at the University that was tailored to current market needs, said
Paul Feehan, director of the mathematical finance program.
Gianna Santelli, a School of Environmental and Biological
Sciences senior, walked through Giamarese Farms on Wednesday in
search of apples to donate to Elijah’s Promise soup kitchen.“Food isn’t a right. It’s a product. A lot of people work really
hard to produce it, and it wouldn’t be fair if it was just given
out,” Santelli said. “[But] I do think it’s the duty of the middle
class to give back to the community when they can.”