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Newly uncovered documents suggest the selection process for 2014 commencement speaker Condoleezza Rice was hidden from the public and may have been biased by a personal connection with the former Secretary of State. Others have called the process into question based on changes to the commencement committee that occurred in fall 2012.
It was not too long ago when hundreds of demonstrators stormed the office of former Rutgers President Richard L. McCormick’s in Old Queens in light of increasing tuition costs. The April 2011 “Walk into Action,” hosted by New Jersey United Students, did little to stop tuition hikes for the next two years. In 2012, the Board of Governors approved a 2.5 percent increase for tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students, according to another article from The Daily Targum.
“Genocide” is a word almost everyone has heard, said Jeff Benvenuto, a part-time lecturer in the Department of History. What most people have not heard of is the person who coined the term. Raphael Lemkin, whose name was largely forgotten for decades, has been recognized as the father of genocide studies and for coining the term “genocide.” He first used it in his 1944 book “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation - Analysis of Government - Proposals for Redress.”
A handful of Rutgers employees banded together to create and charter the Rutgers University Federal Credit Union in February of 1954. In June of that same year, they changed the name to the current Rutgers Federal Credit Union. The RFCU is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, said Joanne Fabian, vice president of the credit union.
While minimizing the impacts of climate change is vital, adaptation to the changing climate is crucial for survival, according to a recent report released by the United Nations. The report said the increase of warmer temperatures “[increases] the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts.”
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.
What a year it has been. From having essentially three editor-in-chiefs, fighting to win a referendum and reporting on a university that is more dynamic now than it ever has been, the 145th editorial board of The Daily Targum has probably seen it all. This past Friday, they elected their successors.
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.