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Rutgers University Dance Marathon: The 16th annual Rutgers University Dance Marathon saw the unswerving energy of more than 800 dancers and 1,200 participants who stood on their feet for 30 straight hours starting on April 5 until the evening of April 6. This year’s RUDM raised $622,533.98 for the Embrace Kids Foundation, surpassing last year’s record of $503,641.77.
The Rutgers University Debate Union took second place at the 2014 American Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship held from April 18 to 20 in Arizona, surpassing prestigious, private schools boasting of past victories. Storey Clayton, coach of RUDU, said the team has been recognized as the first team since 2003 to make the National Finals from a public insitution.
Rush Holt said both the science and political communities have little understanding of the potential interaction they could have. The two parties possess different qualities which, if combined, can achieve a great outcome. Holt, D-12, does not intend to seek re-election in 2014, but he will continue to serve all American citizens, advocating for science within the political arena.
The Cook Café devised a meal swipe policy this semester to counter the 4,500 students moving through the Cook Campus Center each week at dinnertime. But angry students have responded with a resolution and a petition to demand a reversal of the policy, which they say costs students money and convenience.
After 14 hours of standing and walking around a track, participants at last weekend’s Relay for Life did not sit down. Rather, they placed glow sticks in a paper lantern to commemorate those who have died in the battle against cancer. The 14th annual Relay For Life at Rutgers included 58 teams and 639 participants who gathered together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, a nonprofit organization that advocates for cancer awareness and research.
Members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, an international nonprofit organization that aims to encourage young entrepreneurs to create their own business, inspired future entrepreneurs to become problem solvers in their own industries as part of the Rutgers Entrepreneurship GPS Speaker Series.
Coming from a different country adds difficulties to an individual’s life that adds on to the stress of pursuing a higher education. The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans honors and supports students who take advantage of this cultural baggage.
The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll has confirmed a majority of New Jersey residents support the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, yet it is flanked by a fervent opposition. David Redlawsk, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling, discussed the need for general responses from the public, as the ACA open enrollment deadline expired March 31.
Rutgers is distinct from the city of New Brunswick, despite the proximity between the two. Yet many Rutgers students live beyond the fine line that separates them. Sam Berman, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, recently discussed the nature of the “Scarlet Zone” project, an initiative aimed at reconstituting a formal control over off-campus activities by identifying concentrations of off-campus students and staff.
Sam Daley-Harris has created an ambitious plan to eradicate poverty and reduce child deaths. He is now looking to ordinary citizens to complete it. Daley-Harris is the author of “Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government,” which encourages ordinary people to overcome the barriers of impotence within the political arena.
New Jersey has seen an increased rate in children suffering from autism, though it still remains a major provider for technological advancements and research programs investigating the disorder. Robert H. LaRue, director of Behavioral and Research Services at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, justified this growth, noting that while one in every 68 children in the United States is born with it, the figure is one in 45 for New Jersey.
Society typecasts the archetypal “nerd” as an eyeglass-clad man with a pocket protector and “Stars Wars” paraphernalia adorning his bedroom walls.But the nerds at Rutgers Geek Week’s “Nerd Girl Panel” wore red lipstick, braided hair and dangling earrings. The third annual “Nerd Girl Panel” discussed the impact of social stereotypes and gender roles within the nerd community yesterday at the Livingston Student Center.
During his first year at Rutgers, David Pal lost his mother to pancreatic cancer. The emotional impact of his loss inspired him to create Marna’s Pals.The foundation’s purpose is to ensure the academic achievement of all students who have had family members affected by cancer. Marna’s Pals, a non-profit organization, was founded by former Rutgers graduate students Pal and Elizabeth Diaz in January 2012.
The words “fearfully and wonderfully made” resonated through the auditorium of the Rutgers Labor Education Center on Saturday, evoking a shared belief of women’s empowerment. Community activists and political directors of the 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, a local union of the Service Employees International Union in the United States, celebrated International Women’s Day by remembering the obstacles women faced in the past while reminding them of those yet to come.
Student issues were the subject of discussion at the Douglass Governing Council’s reunion held yesterday in Trayes Hall on Douglass campus.Felicia McGinty, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, said she was glad to see students representing the Douglass community. Her job is to oversee everything that happens outside classroom walls and ensure the administration is responsive to student needs.
MARC ELLIOT Twenty five million: to us it could be a good amount of money, or the population of a city or the inheritance someone might leave behind. To Marc Elliot, it is the number of tics he suffered over a span of 20 years. Elliot was 9 years old when he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive and involuntary impulses called “tics.”
In the case of “Hadijatou Mani Koraou v. The Republic of Niger,” an international court heard the horrors suffered by 12-year-old Hadijatou Mani, who was sold as a slave for $400. The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States held that the Republic of Niger had failed to enforce the prohibition of slavery under international law, said Karen J. Alter, a professor of political science and law at Northwestern University.
Three teams used pairs of ice skates, hockey sticks and pucks to try to change the world by raising $14,500 for patients of pediatric cancer. In the 2014 Winter Classic Hockey Game on Friday, the Medwings, students and alumni of the New Jersey Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, competed against the Bitewings, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine students and alumni, to fundraise for charity in the Amerihealth Pavilion at Newark’s Prudential Center.
Top high school students attended National Engineers Week at Rutgers to explore the various options within the field of engineering, said Thomas Farris, dean of the Rutgers University School of Engineering. The week aims to give prospective students an understanding of what the engineering program has to offer.
In an attempt to bring more beauty to the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, the Rutgers University Art Library explored the natural environment that surrounds students on campus. Jennifer Burkhalter, a graduate student in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, conducted an independent study that inspired an art exhibition at the Rutgers University Art Library on the College Avenue campus on Saturday entitled “SIGHT/SITE.”