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Every year, hundreds of thousands of students decide that they want to become lawyers, attorneys or judges.
The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) is campaigning against proposed cuts to the federal government's Pell Grant program.This bill, which includes a $3.3 billion cut to the Pell Grant program, has already been approved by Congress. The Senate is scheduled to vote on it on Dec.
A Rutgers alumnus is working with his team to better the lives of people abroad.Paul Rando graduated Rutgers in 2015 and has since joined Kyle Wiese and Brandon McGee, the founders of the nonprofit Trade-ing Up, to create a vocational school in Yeji, Ghana for students there to learn valuable trades affordably.Rando, McGee and Wiese met through disaster relief volunteering with All Hands Volunteers in Louisiana. McGee originally hatched the idea when he was working on starting a goat farm in Zambia and saw a need for increased vocational education.The first year of instruction for Trade-ing Up will begin in February of 2018 and will aim to provide holistic empowerment from the bottom up through vocational education and provide the certifications required to become an active member of the local workforce and economy, according to a press release.As fundraising manager for Trade-ing Up, Rando’s job is to spread the word about the organization and encourage people to donate in support of their Sponsor-a-Student program, which can put a Ghanaian student through their trade school for only about $368.These trade schools are particularly important because things like dressmaking and carpentry are of particularly high value in Ghana, Rando said.“Based on our calculations and (Brandon McGee and Kyle Wiese’s) experience in Ghana, we have figured out that it is $368 for a student there to complete their entire education, which was pretty mind-blowing because it is exuberantly more than that here in the States,” he said.
As part of Free Speech Week, the Department of Communication and the Department of Journalism and Media Studies hosted an event titled “What is ‘Hate Speech’? Definitions, Laws, Solutions.”The event featured talks by Department of Journalism and Media Studies Chair Susan Keith and professors David Greenberg and John Pavlik.Each professor discussed aspects of hate speech, such as what it is, where it comes from and its nature in American society, as well as how these things relate to free speech in general.“This is a conversation that is occurring all over the place, on campuses, on social media, in politics,” Greenberg said in an interview.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of students from universities across the country take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), but in recent years some schools, including Harvard, have opted to use different testing methods. Rutgers has stated that they will not act until the Bar Association comes to a consensus.
At the end of his speech for the “It’s On Us” rally, former Vice President Joe Biden climbed back onto the stage and promised to return to Rutgers soon.
The Rutgers Arts and Design Club (RAD) provides art enthusiasts and students who are not enrolled in the Mason Gross School of the Arts with the chance to work their creativity.
Two researchers at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium recently announced a major exploit in the security protocol used by most Wi-Fi connected devices around the world.Called Key Reinstallation Attack, or KRACK, the vulnerability affects any Wi-Fi device which uses the WPA2, or Wi-Fi Protected Access II, security protocol, which is implemented on virtually every device on the planet.While this sounds scary, manufacturers are already developing or have developed patches, and the vulnerability’s design makes it difficult for attackers to access a user’s information.In an email, the Rutgers’ Office of Information Technology said, “Attackers can use this so-called KRACK vulnerability to access information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted, including credit card numbers, passwords, photos and protected health information.
Rutgers Gardens hosted their annual Fall Festival last Sunday, which brought together a slew of fun fall activities curated for Rutgers students and members of the community.Rutgers Gardens is a self-sustaining operation and relies on outside support for maintaining the gardens, purchasing equipment and materials, supporting salaries and providing public programs.Funds are raised through facility rental fees, special events, membership dues and donations from supporters, and Rutgers Gardens is one of the few botanical gardens in the country that does not charge a visitor’s fee and is open 365 days a year.Bruce Crawford, the director of Rutgers Gardens, said in a message on the website that every gardener knows that gardens are always changing.“I have found it interesting that Rutgers Gardens, neither by design nor mission, has always been a combination of the two.
Wi-fi enabled devices affected by KRACK have their WPA2 protocol bypassed, a feature installed on virtually all devices. These security measures protect user information and risks of information theft within range of the home network.
The Rutgers Design and Arts Club focuses on student engagement outside of Mason Gross. The organization accepts all members of the Rutgers community with fun activities to bring out the artists in anyone.
In a University statement, spokesperson Karen Smith confirmed that that Rutgers invited Biden to speak at this year’s commencement ceremony. There is no word yet as to whether the former vice president has confirmed or declined.
Researchers at Rutgers—Newark are studying the impact of concussions on female athletes after noticing that women suffer concussions at higher rates and experience more severe symptoms than men.The researchers, led by Dr. Carrie Esopenko of the Rutgers School of Health Professions, are not entirely certain why this is, but one theory has to do with neck strength.