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A little bit of rain did not stop the New Brunswick Ciclovia from happening this weekend.New Brunswick closed down the streets to cars and opened them to the people this past Sunday for Ciclovia, an event that promotes healthy active living through experiencing New Brunswick’s vitality, livability and diversity in a safe place for people to exercise and play.Marcos Vazquez is a resident of New Brunswick and attended Ciclovia with his wife and daughter, who he said had a great time.“Even though the weather wasn’t great, we all still had a fun time,” he said.
Students were not afraid to get down and dirty this past Friday at the University's annual "RU Muddy" event. "RU Muddy" is a 3.5-mile run that moves through the intramural fields and the Ecological Preserve. The run is filled with obstacles like natural hurdles, water crossings, trail running and a mud pit. After the run, there were festivities which included a DJ performance, food and drinks.
A piece of the most renowned beer festival in the world came to New Brunswick this Saturday.Originally a German festival, Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest, a word that refers to a traveling funfair.
A GoFundMe has been created for two Rutgers students whose off-campus house burned down.The fire erupted inside the Delafield Street home early on a Friday morning in October 2015.
Campus MovieFest (CMF) is trying out a new look for their 17th annual tour.CMF, which is the world’s largest student film festival, began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week.Sponsored by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and CMF, the event is part of a national competition among universities across the U.S.. Past winners of the event have earned over $2 million in prizes.Julia Howard is the marketing coordinator at CMF and works in the main office in Atlanta.
Football season is upon us. Between the Scarlet Knights and NFL teams playing on the weekends, many football fans will turn to their favorite game time snack — wings.Last year, Americans ate more than 1.3 billion chicken wings during the 2017 Super Bowl alone.
Cold season is upon Rutgers University, meaning one thing: sick students. While students might be eager to utilize the Rutgers Health Services to try to relieve their fall illnesses, they might be disappointed to find out that their time spent in the waiting room skipping class will not be excused. According to a policy on medical excuse notes released by Rutgers Student Affairs, Rutgers Health Services will only provide notes for students with significantly prolonged illnesses.It is up to your instructors to determine the necessity of an excused absence from classes, labs or exams.“Reporting your absence does not ‘excuse’ you.
Hurricane Harvey grew from a regenerated tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico into a Category 4 hurricane in just 56 hours, according to the Weather Channel. The wind gusts from the storm topped 100 miles per hour in many locations, which lead to the widespread destruction of homes.The flooding has caused one of the worst weather disasters in U.S.
This week, Johnson & Johnson introduced a new interactive museum that educates guests about the medical innovations and history from the company."Johnson & Johnson Our Story at the Powerhouse" also tells the story of how the company grew from its roots in New Brunswick. The launch was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with Johnson & Johnson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky and New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill.Cahill recalled "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" between New Brunswick and the company when James Wood Johnson, a founder, rented a building in the city in the late 1800s.“New Brunswick has been home to Johnson & Johnson ever since that time in 1886,” Cahill said.Alexandra Holland is the Enterprise Strategy & Communication Leader at Johnson & Johnson.
Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world’s largest student film festival. It began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week.Sponsored by Campus MovieFest and the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), the event, which describes itself as the “World’s largest student film festival,” is part of a national competition amongst universities across the U.S.
The Brothers of Rutgers Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (AEPi) hosted the "We Walk to Remember" event on Monday, which was a silent memorial walk remembering those lost in the Holocaust.Those who attended the event started at the AEPi house and walked around the College Avenue campus.
Rutgers "GAYpril" kicked off last week with a high-energy opening ceremony in the Busch Student Center. During the week, "GAYpril" related events included "Breaking Boundaries" with transgender advocate Andy Marra, and a "Safer Sex and Relationships Workshop" hosted by the Queer Student Alliance (QSA). Next week the annual Demarest Hall Spring Drag Show (Ft.
On Wednesday night, novelist Kim Stanley Robinson read from and discussed his new novel "New York 2140." He was joined by a panel of Rutgers faculty with expertise in climate science.Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestselling science fiction writer best known for his "Mars" trilogy.
On Wednesday night, artist and Rutgers alumna Alice Aycock visited Douglass campus to speak about her work and the University. Aycock — a sculptor and installation artist — was an early artist in the land art movement in the 1970s and has created many large-scale metal sculptures around the world.
Earlier this week, Perry N. Halkitis, senior associate dean of New York University's College of Global Public Health, was designated the new dean of the Rutgers School of Public.The Rutgers School of Public Health (RSPH) seeks to improve health and prevent disease in diverse populations by educating its students to become well-qualified and effective public health leaders, researchers and practitioners.The school conducts research to advance public health science and policies, and it provides service programs that promote population and individual health.Halkitis is a professor of global public health, applied psychology and medicine at New York University (NYU). He has focused a significant amount of his research on HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and mental health disease and how they are impacted by psychiatric and psychosocial factors.He will be moving from his senior associate dean position at NYU College of Global Public Health, director of NYU’s Center for Health, Identity and Behavior and Prevention Studies, and interim chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the College of Global Public Health.Halkitis will be replacing Cristine D.
On Sunday, the Rutgers School of Social Work presented the Concerned Persons for Adoption’s (CPFA) 35th Annual “Let’s Talk Adoption” Conference.
Rhythmic tapping could be heard upon walking into Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center on Sunday.
Eating healthy is difficult in college. With endless buffets of food and double swipe take-out options, students sometimes lose sight of a healthy diet. The Rutgers University Healthy Dining Team, a combined program between Rutgers University Dining Services and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, aims to combat the tendency to slump into the vortex of ramen and soda. RUHDT educates students about healthy eating and living on campus.
White House’s United States Department of Justice recently asked Rutgers’ Center on Violence Against Women and Children to issue a climate survey regarding cases of sexual assaults that occur on college campuses.
A Rutgers graduate with a master’s degree in women’s and gender studies, Jessica Valenti, who founded the online community “Feministing,” is one of The Guardian’s 100 most inspiring women.