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From an informational blog to a website, three University
students answer thousands of anonymous questions on topics ranging
from New Brunswick student life to classes with a student-oriented
perspective. Rutgerstips.com is a website designed to help current
and prospective University students with questions they may have
about student life or navigating the system, said Yvgeniy Demo, a
School of Arts and Sciences junior.
University of Washington political science Professor James
Caporaso gave his prediction of the euro zone’s stability to an
audience of mostly political science students yesterday during his
visit to the campus. Speaking to about a dozen students and faculty
at the Center for European Studies on Douglass campus, Caporaso
said his prediction surprised him as well. “Two months ago, I would
never have said that the euro could collapse, but now there is
definitely a chance,” he said.
College graduates of the millennial generation
will experience the deepest impact of the United States’ recession,
said Don Peck, features editor of The Atlantic Magazine. Peck spoke
to about 40 University students and faculty about his book,
“Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What
We Can Do About It,” last night in the John J. Heldrich Center for
Workforce Development on Livingston Avenue.
Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is using his prominence
to work toward bringing the American Civil Liberties Union to New
Brunswick to investigate the Sept. 22 shooting of Barry
“We will do everything we can do to get them to review this
case,” he said to a cheering crowd last night at a police brutality
and street violence forum sponsored by the United Youth Council at
the Sharon Baptist Church on Howard Street.
Shereen Dahab, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, was able to
combine her passion for volunteering with her interest in
biological sciences while spending her Tuesday afternoons at Saint
Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. While Dahab was a
senior in high school, her grandmother suffered a stroke and spent
her recovery period at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J.
During this period, Dahab said her grandmother’s living conditions
at the hospital were disappointing.
School of Arts and Sciences senior Teofilo Bodre, who carries a
3.9 GPA and works for the University’s Office of Veterans Services,
said he owes his top-notch school performance to his lifestyle in
the U.S. Marine Corps. Bodre, who enrolled at the University two
years ago, believes many veterans do well in school because of
their perception of “the mission,” which comes first, while troop
welfare comes second.
The School of Biological and Environmental Sciences Governing
Council supported a proposal to bring in the U.S. Department of
Justice to investigate the conduct of the New Brunswick Police
Department. The council unanimously passed a resolution to endorse
a letter penned on Friday by community activist Walter Hudson and
student leaders asking the U.S. Department of Justice to
investigate the recent events surrounding the shooting of Barry
Deloatch and other police misconduct.
Due to state regulation limits, the New Brunswick City Council
said Wednesday that there could not be a residency requirement for
hires to the New Brunswick Police Department. City residents
advocated a police residency requirement after the Sept. 22 Barry
Deloatch shooting, which would require police applicants to live in
the community for three years before they could be hired.
The New Brunswick City Council last night decided to wait before
voting on an ordinance that would reinstitute a ban on sidewalk
cycling, instead choosing to take a deeper look. In the mandate,
cyclists are only allowed to ride on multi-use sidewalks on Rt. 18,
Rt.1 and Rt. 27. The city’s ban on sidewalk bicycling existed since
1893 before it was eliminated last year after it was unknowingly
revoked along with another ordinance regarding bike registration,
said Bill Bray, city spokesman.
A new partnership between the University and the Tata Institute
of Social Sciences in India aims to help more people in India gain
access to higher education. The India Center for Sustainable Growth
and Talent seeks to increase the availability of higher education
in India to 20 percent of its population by 2020, said David
Finegold, senior vice president for Lifelong Learning and Strategic
Growth — the University counterpart of the joint initiative.
New Brunswick residents chanted “No justice, no peace” at last
night’s community forum after attendees found Mayor Jim Cahill’s
response to the alleged shooting of Barry Deloatch and general
police harassment unsatisfying.
New Brunswick decided to call on Middlesex County Prosecutor’s
Office two weeks ago to look into the complaints filed with the New
Brunswick Police Department after weeks of protests blocked traffic
throughout the city.
Instead of attending class in a traditional classroom, more than
50 students heard lectures on the steps of Brower Commons on the
College Avenue from Occupy Wall Street “occupiers” and the impact
of their social revolution. “Every significant social movement in
our past redefined the political landscape,” said James Livingston,
a professor of history and co-host of yesterday’s Occupy New
Terrell Blount is a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore
majoring in communication. He sits in the front row of his classes
and commutes from Newark.He is also a convicted felon.
The Rutgers Business School expects to graduate more students
starting in fall 2013 in conjunction with the opening of a business
school building on Livingston campus. “We had more than 400 seniors
graduate this year, but we expect that number to more than double
in a few years,” said Glenn Shafer, dean of the Rutgers Business
School-Newark and New Brunswick. The building will be a counterpart
of the business school building on the Newark campus, according to
a University press release.
Through a live webcast, the Rutgers United Students Against
Sweatshops (USAS) and the Rutgers Student Union heard tips on how
to foster social change from their colleagues across the nation.
Attendees of last night’s “Take Back The Economy” event at 11 Stone
St., watched the national USAS conference and discussed future
tactics for raising awareness on issues.
After receiving her Masters of Fine Arts from Arizona State
University, Muriel Magenta experienced some difficulty in her field
because of her gender.
NEW YORK CITY — The New York City Police Department arrested
more than 700 protesters at the Brooklyn Bridge as thousands
marched on Saturday from Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan into
Brooklyn as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which is now
on Day 18. A handful of University students participated in the
protests, including Rutgers University Student Assembly President
Matt Cordeiro and RUSA representative to the University’s Board of
Governors Kristen Clark. No University students were arrested.
When walking around campus, it is not unusual to be approached
by a promoter publicizing the latest deal to students. Many
companies hire these brand ambassadors in order to foster brand
loyalty. “Companies make an assumption about the future purchasing
power of college students,” said Tammy Nelson, vice president of
marketing and research at Re:Fuel, a marketing firm.
Residence Life officials met with the School of Environmental
and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Governing Council last night to
discuss the future of housing for their constituents on Cook
campus. Executive Director for Residence Life Joan Carbone
discussed the possibility of reinstating priority housing for
School of Environmental and Biological Science students, which was
removed in 2007 after the consolidation of undergrduate colleges
and the creation of the School of Arts and Sciences.
One year after the elimination of campus-based governing
councils, some student politicians are questioning the
effectiveness of the new student governing system.The new system uses campus caucuses within the Rutgers University
Student Assembly, in lieu of independent governing councils, as
well as separate professional school councils.