Use the fields below to perform an advanced search of The Daily Targum's archives. This will return articles, images, and multimedia relevant to your query. You can also try a Basic search
1000 items found for your search. If no results were found please broaden your search.
Thanksgiving in the United States has become a sort of deeply ingrained culture with specific symbols, images and memories that enter our minds as soon as we hear the word. Such include Native Americans, pilgrims and turkey. While these things are accurate to the holiday in the sense that there is some perceived connection between them and Thanksgiving, the historical accuracy of these associations is not necessarily acknowledged.
Universities have an incredible capacity to promote intellectual progress through research and discussion, which is why freedom of speech, as well as thought, are so important on college campuses. A University that seeks to promote academic freedom must be careful when making decisions about the extent of faculty’s right to free speech and their personal backgrounds, as censoring, banning or forbidding specific ideologies can lead us down a perilous road.
Rutgers researchers have developed new technology that can turn a solid surface into a touch-screen. The device, called VibWrite because it works by transmitting high-frequency vibrations through the surface it is mounted on, will allow the user to unlock things like their front door, car or any other lock by drawing a pattern or gesture on the surface. We laurel the Rutgers scientists involved with this invention for helping to maintain the University’s high standing in terms of scientific research.
For the past two years, Rutgers has offered prospective students the ability to apply through the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success — a service that seeks to streamline the college application process, making it easier for high school students, especially those from low-income school districts, to apply. The Coalition currently has 130 member schools, including all of the Ivy Leagues.
Rutgers University was recently placed on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of the flagship universities that succeeded in keeping their tuition at steady rates over the last 10 years, increasing from $10,686 in 2007 to $14,638 in 2017-2018. Year after year, the Rutgers Board of Governors has passed tuition hikes below the national average, this year’s being 1.85 percent, the lowest increase in the last three years.
Last week, the leaked "Paradise Papers" revealed that Rutgers, along with many other universities, uses offshore firms to invest its endowment money. By utilizing these firms, namely Appleby, a law firm specializing in offshore accounts like private equity and hedge funds, the University avoids paying taxes on its profit, leaving more money in its pocket that can presumably allow tuition to remain low while continuing to follow the 2030 Master Plan to improve Rutgers. To be clear, investing large sums of money in offshore accounts like this is not illegal.
Rutgers students are not the only members of the community affected by the University’s changes in technology.
Yesterday was election day, and the two frontrunners were Phil Murphy, a stark Democrat, and Kim Guadagno, a stark Republican.
Rutgers University is hoping to start using energy efficient systems, encouraging alternative transportation that does not burn fossil fuels and reducing its carbon footprint — and it plans to do all of this by 2030.The 2030 plan, as it is called, is a master plan that is meant to completely overhaul University systems and replace many of the buildings and inner processes that are tiring out.
As a result of the state’s steady decrease in the funding of higher education, Rutgers has been forced to figure out alternative ways to generate revenue to continue expansion and improvement.One option for the University to generate this missing revenue would be to increase tuition for current students significantly, but thankfully the administration has opted not to do this.
POWER TO THE STUDENTSNew Jersey Student Power, an organization devoted to developing networks of student activists, and Anakbayan New Jersey, a Filipino-American group that advocates for free education and social services, held their first meeting for the New Jersey Student Power Network on Saturday.
Rutgers has announced that they will create a “One-Stop Shop” for student services in hopes of making students’ lives easier, which is projected to open during the Summer of 2019.
Rutgers University can be considered many different things
in terms of its atmosphere on campus. But one thing that the University’s
students may not realize is how advanced the University is in terms of
garnering conversation and speech on campus by students.
This past summer the Rutgers community set out to create a campaign that would ignite a sense of individuality among each student as well as foster an environment that is inclusive to everyone on campus.This inclusion campaign, listed beneath the Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives page on the Rutgers Student Affairs website, is focusing on creating a “learning environment that serves as a melting pot of ideas and cultures ... to enhance cross-cultural understanding, break down stereotypes, improve self awareness and prepare our students to be stronger, richer and more dynamic citizens.” And to do this, the campaign is centered on each student’s right to be an active member of the University community.
United States is the place to be for a college education, but the same cannot
be said about their primary schools.
RESPECT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRSThe Division of Student Affairs has introduced a new campaign to the Rutgers community which aims to promote a more inclusive campus.
With Domestic Abuse Awareness Month coming to a close, there are hopes that the messages and lessons that October brought remain in place.