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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.
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.
With Domestic Abuse Awareness Month coming to a close, there are hopes that the messages and lessons that October brought remain in place.
The College Avenue, Douglass and Livingston campuses were found plastered with a series of recruitment posters for a white supremacist group known as Identity Evropa.
College degrees in the United States are more expensive than any other country in the world, and so the news of a proposed $3.3 billion cut to the Federal Pell Grant program being approved by Congress is one that is disconcerting.
Did you ever think that your meal swipes could make a difference? The Meal Swipe for Charity campaign is doing just that.
There are 94 low-income housing apartment complexes in Middlesex County, New Jersey, according to Affordable Housing Online. Within these complexes, there are 7,810 affordable apartments for rent.
If you have not heard of the Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization (REDO), it is probably because the organization was in a period of activity last year — but REDO is back and it is doing its best to make a large impact on campus.REDO focuses on providing better resources to students, eliminating stigmas that surround eating disorders and bringing a better understanding and awareness of eating disorders on campus.According to the National Eating Disorder Association, a collegiate survey revealed that college students with eating disorders from one college increased from 7.9 percent to 25 percent among males and from 23.4 percent to 32.6 percent among females.
Rutgers’ campuses may be painted purple, but it seems as though the University’s hands are painted red.If one were to look at the past two weeks of Rutgers events and statements, one would notice the applaud worthy trend of the University in its efforts to support the elimination of sexual assault and the voices of those who have been victims of this horrible crime.
It does not matter how much you love your classes, friends and activities at Rutgers — when it comes down to it, everyone has a calendar marking down the days until the next University break.