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The Rutgers University Glee Club, an esteemed Rutgers choral group, was selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association conference (ACDA), the premiere choral event of the season.On March 9, the club performed at the national conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
On Feb. 27, Iwan Morgan, the author of “Reagan: American Icon,” came to Rutgers to give a presentation on former President Ronald Reagan and his relationship with racial issues.Morgan’s book came out shortly before Christmas of 2016 and he was invited by David Greenberg, a professor in the Department of Political Science, to give a presentation at Rutgers. While the book is a full biography of Reagan, the presentation focused on Reagan’s relationship to race relations, through analysis of his positions on the civil rights issues before, during and after his presidency.
The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) had their spring kick-off meeting on Feb. 1 to discuss their plans and expectations for the upcoming semester.Rutgers’ local chapter of NJPIRG is an organization dedicated to serving students and the community at large by running campaigns to address timely social and environmental issues, said Jeannemarie Ryder, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore and a member of the group.“NJPIRG is the largest student run and student funded non-profit in the state,” she said.The kick-off meeting began with several guest speakers, including Ethan Schoolman, a professor in the Department of Human Ecology.After an introduction to the organization and the speakers, each of NJPIRG’s several campaigns was highlighted by their respective leaders, Ryder said. Each leader then broke off into a smaller, more focused group to discuss their plans for the semester.One main project for NJPIRG this semester is 100 Percent Renewable, 100 Percent Possible.
The Red Cross Club is an organization dedicated to promoting the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and hopes to act as an important service tool in the Rutgers community. The Rutgers organization aims to be an extension of the national organization, said Anna Chen, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and the club’s president.The American Red Cross is a national organization dedicated to helping communities across the globe.
The Mason Gross Student Governing Association (MGSGA) fights for Mason Gross students in every way imaginable, from creating school-wide programs to increasing their visibility.The governing association's primary goal is to represent students by serving as their voice when they communicate with Rutgers faculty, said Brianna Tagliaferro, a Mason Gross School of the Arts senior and the current president of the organization.The organization is divided into five departments, each of which represents a specific major or majors in the school.
The Rutgers EcoComplex recently received a significant grant from the United States government, which they plan to use to further innovate the field of clean energy.The Rutgers EcoComplex is an organization dedicated to furthering renewable energy, said Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, associate director for the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES).“The EcoComplex is a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and is a clean energy innovation center and business incubator.
Students take a wide variety of information into account when deciding which courses and sections to register for. As a whole, Rutgers administrators evaluate the quality of teachers and courses using an electronic survey called the Student Instructional Rating Survey (SIRS) that was developed by staff at the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research.But students tend to utilize other resources as well. One popular website that is used to evaluate courses and instructors is Rate My Professors, where users can view profiles of professors that have been generated through various reviews and ratings.