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Since when was the “Fat Darrell” a big fat problem? When the University last November created an ad-hoc committee to evaluate the status of the grease trucks’ operation in Lot 8 on the College Avenue campus, it left many in the University community — including alumni — scratching their heads. Websites, Facebook groups and T-shirts proclaiming “Save the Grease Trucks” started cropping up when The Daily Targum wrote about a meeting where a committee of students and administrators discussed putting the lot out to bid for a slew of health, safety and financial reasons.
A class continued a 38-year-old University tradition this Saturday by bringing a little bit of Bulgarian culture to New Brunswick at the N.J. Folk Festival. Held on the Wood Lawn in front of the Eagleton Institute of Politics on Douglass campus, the festival brought in around 10,000 to 15,000 attendees — including Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, said School of Arts and Sciences senior Matt Hueston, an event coordinator.
Believe it or not, New Jersey’s economy is growing — slowly, but surely — but it still lags behind the nation and other states. Economic experts discussed the state’s recession status and their predictions for growth yesterday at the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service semiannual subscriber conference in the Civic Square Building in downtown New Brunswick. “The economy is really growing this time, still slowly, but we do expect an increase in jobs in the state,” said Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service.
The set of regulations that govern student behavior is undergoing several key changes — like becoming more simplified and clear — since it was last updated more than a decade ago. The Rutgers University Student Assembly was one of the first student groups to publically hear the changes to the Student Code of Conduct from Director of Student Conduct Anne Newman at its meeting last night in the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.
Gov. Chris Christie outlined his third annual budget address for
the next fiscal year — with the intent to make New Jersey have an
economic “comeback” with tax cuts and increased funding for certain
government entities, like higher education. The governor’s budget
proposal — announced yesterday afternoon at the State House in
Trenton — calls for a total of $32.15 billion for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2013.
There are many successful women in the fields of science and
technology — but they are rarely seen or heard. This was one theme
of last night’s “Gender and Social Media Panel: Being Female in a
Virtual World” discussion, which looked at the stereotypes many
women face when working in technology fields. The talk, sponsored
by Douglass Residential College and the Department of Library and
Information Sciences, featured three women panelists with research
interests in gender constructs in technology and science.
You know it’s a new board when the cleaning supplies are out,
the wall quotes are stripped down and last semester’s newspapers
are in the trash.
And you know you’re no longer needed when you’re sitting outside
during the budget, edit and news meetings, when the phone rings and
you can’t answer it, and when you watch the new managing editor
delete your name off the masthead.
The Daily Targum elected its 144th editorial board Friday.
Although it is losing its senior staff members and some positions
remain unfilled, the young board is prepared to tackle any
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
has opened an investigation against the University for its response
toward alleged anti-Semitic harassment on campus. The Zionist
Organization of America, a Jewish advocacy group, filed the
complaint with the OCR on July 21. The OCR chose to initiate a full
investigation on Oct. 26, according to a letter sent by the OCR to
the ZOA. Specifically, the ZOA’s claim is that the University
violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, said Susan
Tuchman, director of the Center for Law and Justice of the ZOA.
Thirty-four women and men from 17 countries spanning five
continents were naturalized yesterday, marking the end of their
months-long journeys to become American citizens. The Eagleton
Institute of Politics’ Program on Immigration and Democracy hosted
the ceremony on Douglass campus — the first at the University. “New
Jersey has 400,000 green card holders — well, it has 34 less after
today — but we want to extend the resources of Rutgers to help
those people move into citizenship and assume those rights and
responsibilities,” said Anastasia Mann, program director.
The University’s famed grease trucks, located in Lot 8 on the
College Avenue campus, have been part of a long-standing tradition
on campus. But now some University officials are saying this
tradition could change by next year. For several business, health
and safety reasons, the University is considering making the grease
trucks, which have been located in that lot for 18 years, mobile
There once was a time when there were no songs about
In the late 19th century, the then-Rutgers College only had a
handful of “glees” — popular drinking songs — that students would
sing. When colleges across the nation began institutionalizing
their respective glees into formal all-male glee clubs, or choral
groups, Rutgers College soon followed suit, said Daniel Comito, a
Class of 2011 alumnus who wrote his senior thesis on the
University’s alma mater.
Kyle, a student in the Anoka-Hennepin, Minn., School District,
was urinated on in a school bathroom. Damien, a straight student in
the same district who has two gay parents and is on the gymnastics
team, would often hear gay slurs when walking down the halls.
Dylan, who has been called a “he-she,” felt so harassed that he
chose to be home-schooled.
Gov. Chris Christie announced yesterday he would not run for
president in 2012, ending months of speculation and uncertainty in
the ranks of the Republican Party. The governor stated his duty to
New Jersey as a major reason for his decision, pledging to finish
what he started some 20 months ago.
Protests continued yesterday evening for Barry Deloatch, a New
Brunswick man who last week was shot during an altercation with the
New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) — and they do not look to
end soon. Family and friends of Deloatch as well as community
members began the fifth day of their march, which lasted for
several hours and blocked traffic along their route, which began
and ended at the intersection of Handy Street and Throop
The University recently received its largest donation in its
245-year history.An anonymous donor gave $27 million to the “Our Rutgers, Our
Future” $1 billion foundation campaign, which will be used solely
for creating 18 endowed chairs. “This is a transformative gift for
Rutgers,” said Carol Herring, president of the Rutgers University
Foundation, which this year has seen its biggest growth by raising
$137.4 million so far.
The University plans to drop $1 million from the athletics
department's University-backed subsidy, one of the highest in the
Her Campus, an online magazine written by college students for
college students, recently ranked the University among the top 10
colleges for women in the nation.
On a sunny, cloudless day last week, University officials
snipped a bright red ribbon, signifying the official opening of the
new 154,000 square-foot Busch, Engineering, Science and Technology
(BEST) residence hall on Busch campus.