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The opinion piece that appeared in The Daily Targum on Dec. 7 titled “Awareness of Cognitive Biases Can Empower Us” tapped into a fascinating conversation about human psychology. As writer Dilara Guvercin rightly notes, the study of cognitive biases (the “systematic ways in which the context and framing of information influence individuals’ judgment and decision-making”) is very hot in the field of social psychology right now.
The partisan practice of manipulating district lines is an undemocratic crack in the foundation of America since the nation was first formed. From the rotten boroughs in England, to Patrick Henry attempting to gerrymander James Madison out of Virginia, to the cracking and packing of 2010, redistricting is one of the oldest continued abuses of power in our democratic experiment.
Finals week is as much of a legend on college campuses as it is a reality. For some, it can make or break their grades for the semester. It is not rare for a class’s only grades to be the midterm and the final, which puts a tremendous amount of pressure on students to perform well on their exams. With the mental health struggles many students face on college campuses, it is time to move away from high-pressure testing and move toward methods of assessment that take pressure off of students and are more practical and relevant to their fields of study.
A new building, the Barbara and Gary Rodkin Center for Academic Success, was approved at Rutgers University's Board of Governors meeting on Thursday.
In an email to the Rutgers community, Interim Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy announced the decision of George B. Stauffer, dean of Mason Gross School of the Arts, to step down from his position effective June 30, 2019 and return as a distinguished professor in the Department of Music.
Despite taking a break from conference play, the Rutgers basketball team extended its losing streak to three games on Saturday, as the team suffered a hard loss to Fordham on the road.
After what seems like the longest year ever, the end of 2018 is finally near. There were a lot of highs and plenty of lows, but the amount of music released throughout the year made up for it all. With the influx of newcomers breaking their way into the entertainment business, one could argue that 2018 gave listeners a sneak peek of careers that will flourish in the new year.
Being an ally is a good thing, but only when it is done with the right intentions. Wearing the term "ally" on your sleeve does not inherently give you the right to call attention to your own support instead of the actual issues at hand.
The fashion industry is turning vegan. Animal rights activists are finally seeing a change, beginning with mogul luxury designer Chanel. Last Monday, the brand called it quits with the use of exotic animal skins in their future designs.
This past weekend, the Rutgers women’s basketball team traveled to Boston, Mass. to face Harvard. The Scarlet Knights (6-3) were able to defeat the Crimson (4-6) by a final score of 60-49.
Thomas Sokolowski, one of the founders of the art activist organization Visual AIDS and director of the Zimmerli Art Museum, participated in an interview with The Daily Targum about his experiences as an activist at the peak of the AIDS epidemic.
Hundreds of students and faculty picketed at Winants Hall on College Avenue before and during the Board of Governors meeting yesterday to demand a $15 minimum wage for all University employees and the state of current contract negotiations between faculty unions and the Rutgers administration.
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the New Jersey state minimum wage will increase to $8.85 an hour, up 25 cents from the current rate.
As the fall semester draws to a close, the Rutgers men’s basketball team is still in full swing, its latest matchup being a road game against Fordham on Saturday inside the Rose Hill Gymnasium at 2:30 p.m.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently proposed a change to Title IX requirements that would narrow schools’ obligations to respond to sexual misconduct allegations, according to The Seattle Times.
The Rutgers School of Nursing launched a $12.5 million initiative to improve sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing.
In Emily Esfahani Smith's Ted Talk titled "There's more to life than being happy," she discusses that in her research, she has discovered four things that actually make people fulfilled. Combining her studies in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy, she stated the four pillars of fulfillment as follows: a sense of belonging, finding purposes (not the same thing as finding a job that makes you happy), stepping beyond yourself and storytelling.
It has been weeks since the heinous Pittsburgh shooting in which 11 Jewish worshippers were massacred in their most sacred quarters by a Nazi terrorist. This past November also marks 80 years since the Night of Broken Glass saw the destruction of Jewish homes, schools and synagogues at the hands of the Nazis who would go on to slaughter 6 million of Europe’s Jews.
Since the mid-1950s, R&B has captivated the attention of audiences worldwide. In the late 1980s and for much of the 1990s, R&B proved that it was a force to be reckoned with, due to the success of artists with hits such as "Another Sad Love Song"’ by Toni Braxton and "No Ordinary Love" by Sade.