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Last Saturday, more than 7,000 Rutgers students, alumni, faculty and guests gathered on the College Avenue campus to take part in the annual "The Big Chill" 5-kilometer.
"The Big Chill" is a philanthropic event where participants can run, walk or otherwise travel a specific 3.1 mile course laid out on the College Avenue campus. Runners traveled southeast down College Avenue, turning to take George Street to a scenic path through Buccleuch Park, and then finally taking down Sicard Street back to College Avenue.
There are more than 500 student-run clubs and organizations offered on campus, and among these, Unplugged, the University board game club, is one dedicated solely to bringing students together to relax and play popular board games.
Western Michigan University's Philosophy Professor Dr. Timothy McGrew spoke to students via Skype this past Thursday at the College Avenue Student Center to speak about how multiple recounts of the same biblical events support the belief that these events happened.The event, "Undesigned Coincidences," is named after the term McGrew coined to discuss the historical credibility criteria he uses to assess text. These "undesigned coincidences" occur when missing information from one biblical reading is reinforced by others, thus linking together multiple sources and lending credibility to authors of the Bible.Julie Miller, the director of the Rutgers chapter of Ratio Christi, said McGrew drew from seven different examples.
Every Sunday morning, members of the Rutgers community can relax with Sunday morning yoga at the Yard @ College Avenue.
"Peter and the Starcatcher," Cabaret Theatre’s first mainstage production of the year, is premiering tonight and will run until Nov.
With tuition and living cost expenses increasing every year, many students struggle to make ends meet.According to the Rutgers housing website, on-campus living can soar as high as over $13,000 for a year.
Many students have a list of Rutgers oriented events they wish to accomplish before they graduate.The RUcketlist is a record of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have accomplished during their time at Rutgers. It is the famous Rutgers student version of a Bucket List, or things to get done before graduation.The term “Bucket List” comes from the English idiom to “kick the bucket”. This is considered an informal or slang term meaning 'to die'. A bucket list a list of life events to accomplish before “kicking the bucket”.Pronounced “rucket list," many students have their own unofficial bucket lists to accomplish before they graduate.
The Japanese Visual Culture Association is a Rutgers club for fans of anime, live action Japanese movies and other aspects of Japanese culture.The club meets every Friday night, and the main event of the meeting is the viewing of a selection of anime episodes.
This midterm season, organizations around Rutgers University are hosting events and giving out tips to help students de-stress during exams.The Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), has a page on their website dedicated to tips on how to prepare for exams and cope with academic pressure.
Memes involving Patrick Star, along with a slew of 90s and early 2000s pop culture icons, have taken to public spaces across campus as part of a relatively new trend involving event pages on Facebook.Odds are, most Rutgers students saw something on social media related to the "Run Across the Yard Naruto Style" event earlier this summer.
Twenty-million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorder Organization.At Rutgers, the Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization (REDO) is back after a period of inactivity last year, said Holly Chok, the organization’s president and School of Arts and Sciences junior."We are looking to promote awareness about eating disorders, advocate for resources, let students know about the resources available on campus and destigmatize it in general," Chok said.Chok said that it was difficult to get the organization active again, and the process included sending a lot of emails and a lot of waiting, but the group was able to make a return at the involvement fair this fall.“It’s a bit of a process because you have to have three members who will definitely be in the e-board.
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers composting and horticultural training classes to area residents this month and year-round.The program takes place on part of Davidson's Mill Pond Park, which was granted by the federal government in 1862 and currently serves Middlesex and Union counties. It is an agricultural experiment station that disseminates research, science and technology information from Rutgers to local farms and industry, said Michele Bakacs, an associate professor at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.The Cooperative Extension is responsible for 4-H youth programs, stormwater runoff management, the state organic land care program for professional landscapers, the Rutgers environmental steward program, training master gardeners and the master gardener helpline, she said.Composting is the breakdown of organic materials such as leaves, kitchen scraps and grass clippings, Bakacs said.“There’re so many benefits to composting, it’s amazing,” she said.
A Rutgers University assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture was recently recognized with a 2017 Professional Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).When looking at climate and environmental issues, thoughts on what role landscape architecture might play are not at the forefront of most people’s thoughts.
This past Thursday was the first event of the new Young Athletes program held at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.Young Athletes, a national program sponsored by the Special Olympics, provides the equipment and trains the local organizers to create an inclusive sports program for children ages 2 through 7 years old.
London-based musician Jonas Blue visited Rutgers students this past Wednesday at Mortensen Hall.
A Rutgers professor unearthed a 13-million-year-old infant ape skull in Kenya, set to go on display at the Rutgers Geology Museum early next year. A high-quality replica of the infant ape skull will go on display Jan.
Rutgers' Good Neighbor Program, run by the Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships Office, aims to help students living off-campus by creating a cohesive off-campus student community.Kerri Willson, the director of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, said the main goal of the department is to help students who are looking to move off-campus to learn what their rights are as tenants and their responsibilities are as community members.“We educate students about living in the off-campus community, advocate for students who are running into issues and struggles (while) living in the off-campus community and we provide resources or support as they navigate more independent living as opposed to living in the residence halls,” she said.Marisa Joel, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, lives on the College Avenue campus and said it is easier to do things when living on campus due to the proximity of resources, and that you can meet more people since you have a living community.The students are at the mercy of their landlords when they live off-campus, she said.
The Rutgers chapter of Young Americans for Liberty held its first meeting this past Wednesday.According to their mission statement, Young Americans for Liberty aims to promote and educate the students of Rutgers University to the ideas of liberty, peace, the constitution and free markets through activism and intellectual dialogue with the general student body.Andrea Vacchiano, the president of the club, said that Young Americans for Liberty supports drug reform, prison reform and small government economic policies.“We try to educate our peers about libertarian principles through activism events and hosting speakers, and we also try to make some pro-liberty changes within Rutgers,” the School of Arts and Sciences junior said.One such pro-liberty change advocated by Young Americans for Liberty is the reform of Rutgers' policies on public speech, said Aviv Khavich, a School of Engineering junior and the group's vice president.Khavich said that the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) rates schools according to how well they preserve students' rights to free speech.FIRE assigns each school a color code — red, yellow or green — which corresponds to their policies protecting free speech.According to FIRE's website, a “red light school” is designated as one that has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech, a “yellow light school” is one with some policies that could ban or excessively regulate protected speech and a “green light school” has no serious threats to free speech.“Rutgers is a yellow light school,” Khavich said.
She’s the First: Rutgers, a college chapter of the national non-profit, kicked off the school year with its first general meeting on Tuesday night in Hardenburgh Hall.As an extension of She’s the First (STF) — an organization that supports girls in low-income countries who will be the first in their families to graduate high school — members of the Rutgers chapter educate prospective members on the importance of this cause and encourage them to participate in their many fundraising activities throughout the school year.Ankita Veta, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and the president of STF: Rutgers, explained that the funding specifically finances their high school education, as this is the time for many girls in these countries when familial obligations or societal expectations will cause them to discontinue their education.Significant obstacles including poverty, dangerous routes to school, higher costs at higher levels of schooling and emphasis on early marriage and traditional roles often keep girls in low-income countries from completing their education, according to the She’s the First official website. “But the fact that you are here today, that you are at this meeting, that alone is already a step towards taking action,” Veta said.The STF website points to the many direct, positive impacts that occur when a girl is provided access to education. An education means each girl earns 20 percent more per year of schooling she finishes, is less likely to marry early and more likely to be in a healthy relationship, has fewer, healthier children and will take the skills learned in the classroom to support her family and her community, according to the website.To make this a reality for girls all around the world, hundreds of high school and college chapters throughout the U.S.