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As many students are informed on move-in day, certain dormitory and department buildings at Rutgers University contain asbestos — a material that, if disturbed, can cause lung cancer and numerous other health problems. These buildings include the Quads on Livingston campus, part of the Gibbons complex, Demarest Hall, Katzenbach Hall, Lippincott Hall, Nicholas Hall and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.Neal Buccino, the assistant director of public relations for the University, said many of the buildings on campus that contain asbestos were constructed prior to 1980.“The mere presence of asbestos is not hazardous, so long as the material is intact and undisturbed.
With the destruction of Hurricane Irma just recently being evaluated along the western Florida border, it is beginning to dissipate and move toward the East Coast, including New Jersey.Although New Jersey is expected to get no major fallout, Hurricane Irma — now a “post-tropical cyclone” — is expected to pose a major threat to the currents and tides along the Garden State."Dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions" exist for New Jersey’s beaches throughout the week, according to NJ Advanced Media.While the precipitation might be minimal, the coastal effects will still greatly affect any swimmers or surfers.
Rutgers is starting off the fall semester by breaking down another societal barrier — employing the first openly gay dean in the over 250-year history of the University.Newly appointed Dean of Rutgers School of Public Health Perry Halkitis said his sexual orientation does not affect his position, but it does offer him a unique opportunity to set an example for other people in marginalized groups.“I can be an openly proud gay conducting research that seeks to enhance the health of LGBTQ population.
Rutgers — New Brunswick was recently named the best four-year university in New Jersey by schools.com.
This week, Rutgers University signed a pledge declaring support for the Paris climate accord — the international agreement that President Donald J.
A recent Rutgers Center for State Health Policy poll found the overall neighborhood satisfaction of people living in New Jersey by examining the overall satisfaction with residents' neighborhoods, their access to healthy food, places to walk and exercise, according to the poll.But there are disparities in the findings based on race and income. While 81 percent of those surveyed responded that their neighborhoods are considered a “good or excellent” place to live, 91 percent of those respondents had a high income, 78 percent had middle income and 57 percent received low income, according to the poll.People in low-income black or Hispanic families who reported being less healthy or without health insurance also rated their neighborhoods lower, according to the poll.
After the stress of four years of endless finals, studying and late night coffee, some college students feel the need to escape before entering the real world, such as School of Arts and Sciences seniors Jamie Zajac, Ariel Abesamis and Erica Mahnkopf who plan to travel to Europe before starting work in September. Zajac said she will be traveling to England, Scotland, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, and wants to travel because she figures she will never have so many weeks off of work again. Mahnkopf and Abesamis will be touring Athens, the Greek Islands, Rome, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck and the Tyrol Region, Munich, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris, Montpelier and Barcelona, Mahnkopf said.
At most public universities, only 19 percent of full-time students earn a bachelor's degree in four years, according to the New York Times. Despite this statistic, a School of Arts and Sciences senior managed to finish all of her courses in only three years.Shannon Glenn said she had to take more than five classes every semester, as well as summer and winter classes, in order to graduate a year early.“Even with taking classes year-round, I had to be extremely organized in making a schedule so that I would properly fulfill my (School of Arts and Sciences) core, communication major requirements and sociology major requirements,” she said.
A Rutgers—Newark student is dead only days before receiving his degree after being involved in a hit-and-run incident, according to NJ Advance Media.Mujahid Henry, a School of Public Affairs and Administration senior, was thrown into parked cars after being hit by a 2007 Ford Escape on East Linden Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a breaking and entering incident that occurred on campus early this morning.NBPD reported that a victim, who is affiliated with the University, awoke around 4:45 a.m.
Over 100 students gathered at Voorhees Mall Monday afternoon to rally in support of Carimer Andujar, a School of Engineering junior facing deportation.The rally was also a part of A Day Without Immigrants.
Contrary to what was previously believed, Carimer Andujar’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) documentation has not been extended.According to a Facebook post, it was originally understood that her DACA had been renewed, meaning the School of Engineering junior would not be in danger of deportation when she meets with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 9.But Andujar’s lawyer recently told her this is not true, according to the post.Sherry Wolf, senior organizer at the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) said they are working around the clock to renew Andujar’s DACA before it is set to expire tonight at midnight.Andujar has been a resident of the United States since she was 4 years old, she said Tuesday night at an emergency meeting held in the Rutgers AAUP-AFT union office.
The Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization comprised of 62 distinguished universities that aim to advance society through education, research and discovery, recently published a report on the actions its members are taking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on college campuses.The report, titled Combating Sexual Assault and Misconduct, consisted of results from 55 of the 62 universities in the AAU, with Rutgers—New Brunswick being one of them.The report says that all the universities represented in this report have changed and added strategies to combat sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses, according to their website.The report names Rutgers as being a main contributor to the success, according to a Rutgers Today press release.Rutgers piloted a climate survey developed by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women as part of a comprehensive campus climate assessment, according to the report.“We must as an institution adopt a culture of commitment to end sexual violence on campus – a culture of compliance is not enough,” said Rutgers—New Brunswick Chancellor Richard L.
In response to threats of deportation aimed at Rutgers student Carimer Andujar, more than 150 members of the University’s community organized at the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) headquarters on Tuesday night to strategize for retaliation.Spilling out of the main room and into the stairwell, the group planned the logistics for two rallies.
A stabbing incident occurred in New Brunswick this past Sunday morning, leaving one man in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Carimer Andujar, president of UndocuRutgers, is allegedly being threatened with deportation, according to the Rutgers American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT).
More than 250 students, staff and community members took to the streets of the Douglass and College Avenue campuses in the annual Take Back the Night protest against sexual assault, organized by Women Organizing Against Harassment (WOAH) for the fourth consecutive year.School of Engineering senior, President of WOAH and lead organizer of the protest Maci Nordone said the demonstration was in protest of sexual and gender-based violence within the community and in support of survivors.The protest kicked off with a rally at College Hall on Douglass campus at 7 p.m.
Walking into Nicholas Hall to a standing ovation of more than 500 students, staff and community members, Georgia Congressman John Lewis (D-5) along with his two collaborators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell sat down to talk about their graphic novel trilogy, “March."The series recounts Lewis’ life during the Civil Rights Movement and gives examples of some activities and events Lewis participated in and attended.
With tears in her eyes, Hiba Raza explained that on Wednesday morning, she woke up to watch violent videos of 5-year-old children convulsing in Syria after the chemical attack Tuesday night.