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On Saturday, thousands of people are expected to attend the March for Science in Washington, D.C. In New Jersey, the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) has chosen to endorse the march and help students participate. The March for Science will advocate for the importance of science and the enactment of evidence-based policies, according to its website.The march will take place on April 22 and will be headquartered in Washington, D.C., with over 500 satellite marches occurring in cities across the globe, according to the site.David Hughes, the president of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, said the Rutgers AAUP-AFT is sponsoring a satellite march in Trenton, New Jersey and will provide transportation for staff and students who wish to attend the march in Washington, D.C.Hughes said the Rutgers AAUP-AFT is endorsing the March on Science to support faculty members who are worried about President Donald J.
Last week, students had the opportunity to partake in "Islam Awareness Week" (IAW), an annual event on campus that celebrates the Islamic religion.The event was organized by the Rutgers Muslim Student Association (RUMSA) and was held in a tent outside Brower Commons from Monday to Thursday.Throughout the week, students who stopped by the tent could avail themselves of amenities provided by RUMSA — free food, henna tattoos, informational pamphlets on Islam, pocket-sized Qurans translated to English and more were made available.RUMSA volunteers were also in attendance to encourage curiosity and answer student questions pertaining to Islam. At night, different Islamic scholars gave speeches outside the tent on topics ranging from the Quran to “The Muslim Next Door” by Sumbul Ali-Karamali. Speeches were open to anyone within earshot.After Thursday night’s speech, RUMSA members cleared out the tent, and "Islam Awareness Week" concluded.Hadear Seliman, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and president of the RUMSA’s Roots Initiative, said she thought the event was a success.“The weather wasn’t good for most of the days, but a lot of people still came to the tent,” Seliman said.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, sea levels off the Northeastern coast of the United States could rise significantly by the year 2100.The report’s objective was to update scenarios of global-mean sea level rise (GMSLR), take into account how potential GMSLR increases could impact regions along the U.S.
For the first time ever, Rutgers is devoting an entire week to the inaugural celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., known as “MLK Dream Week."The celebration spans from Jan.
Rutgers University—Camden hopes to help an increasing number of students attend college through their "Bridging the Gap" program. The Bridging the Gap program pays for qualifying students’ tuition and general campus fees after state and federal need-based grants have been applied, according to the Rutgers University—Camden website.Craig Westman, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management at Rutgers University—Camden, said Bridging the Gap, which was launched in Fall of 2015, developed out of the campuses desire to be more accessible to New Jersey residents.“We realized that because of costs, a lot of New Jersey applicants who were accepted into Camden were opting to attend community college,” Westman said.
In the 1870s, the HMS Challenger became the first ship to circumnavigate the globe for scientific purposes.
This year, three Rutgers athletic organizations were recognized for outstanding performances off the pitch and inside the classroom.
After serving overseas, many veterans are choosing to pursue their college education at Rutgers.Rutgers is the second-best four-year college in America for military veterans, according to a report by the Military Times.
A Rutgers professor and his research team are working to develop a simpler and cheaper way to contain radioactive waste.
Since 2007, the Rutgers University Campus Coalition Against Trafficking (RUCCAT) has sought to combat human trafficking.
Rutgers University reported 367 academic integrity violations over the 2015-2016 academic year, up from 234 in the 2013-2014 school year.
Americans are more supportive of free speech than any other country’s citizens, according to a 2015 global survey conducted by Pew Research Program.
The Student Affairs Committee is currently reexamining the school's on-campus smoking policy with the hopes of having Rutgers evolve into a smoke-free campus.
Opiate abuse in New Brunswick is increasing.
Picking Ukraine out on a map might seem like a daunting task for somebody who’s not a geography major or a history buff.
With the 2016 presidential election just weeks away, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been urging young Americans to vote for her come November.