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SMALL SPACES TO BIG PLACESConsidering how most New Brunswick-based bands are accustomed to performing in cramped, sweaty residential basements, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to notice a greater sense of freedom felt by these musicians after stepping into the daylight.Hub City punk acts Delucy, Glazer, Wild Rice, Izzy True, Electric Trip and headliner Screaming Females, along with Providence, Rhode Island, natives Downtown Boys, performed at a free show Saturday afternoon at Elmer B.
More than a decade after Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of the Gulf Coast and almost three years after Superstorm Sandy hit the Garden State, researchers from the Rutgers School of Social Work collaborated with other universities to study psychological trends in storm recovery.Researchers from Rutgers, New York University, Colorado State and Columbia conducted 1,000 interviews with residents of nine New Jersey counties that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy in what they believed would represent the greater population for the Sandy Child and Family Health Study.The study was designed to mimic the Gulf Coast Child and Family Health Study that followed 1,000 randomly-sampled households from Louisiana and Mississippi to track Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, said David Abramson, director of the Program on Population Impact, Recovery and Resiliency at New York University and co-principal investigator of the study.“When (Superstorm) Sandy happened, I was thinking that I’d really like to replicate that study to see what’s the same and what is different,” Abramson said.
Slightly more than three months before Rutgers kicks off its 250th anniversary celebrations, the University is enjoying an early birthday present by celebrating a record-breaking achievement.Driven by an increase in donations concluding the University’s most successful fundraising campaign ever, Rutgers raised a record total of $187.9 million during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Despite managing the most heavily subsidized athletic program in the United States, Rutgers Athletics also managed to remain in the upper half of the 14-school Big Ten Conference in terms of gender equity.According to a Gannett New Jersey review of 2014 fiscal year data submitted by the University to the NCAA and U.S. Department of Education, Rutgers Athletics has continued to stay Title IX compliant following an independent audit in 2013.
While many graduating seniors are concerned with having a job lined up after commencement, a few others decided to continue their education to pursue a graduate degree.
As the Rutgers–New Brunswick Class of 2015 prepares to enter the professional world, graduating seniors will catch a glimpse of childhood one last time at commencement.William Sanford Nye, popularly known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” was announced as the New Brunswick campus’ 249th Anniversary Commencement Speaker at the April 2 Board of Governors meeting at the Newark campus.
George Takei, former Star Trek and Heroes actor, Ava DuVernay, director of the Oscar-nominated drama "Selma" and Sarah Koenig, host and executive producer of the hit podcast “Serial,” visited the University this semester in order to engage the student body.Among other topics, Takei discussed overcoming social injustice, along with his career highlights such as calling a former Arkansas school board member a "total douchebag," enduring Japanese internment camp and discovering his sexuality.
Rutgers Athletics lost more than $36 million in the 2013-2014 fiscal year, a deficit more substantial than losing $1 every second of a calendar year, according to a March 2015 report by the University Senate’s Budget and Finance Committee.The University lost nearly 50 percent of its expenses last fiscal year after spending $76.7 million on Athletics, a figure that represents lost money supplied entirely by University discretionary funds and student fee allocations, according to the report.
Nearly 50 years after folk icon Bob Dylan shocked the Newport Folk Festival audience by playing with a rock band, members of the Rutgers community and beyond celebrated the growth of maritime folk culture in American music at the same time as Rutgers Day. Thousands of Rutgers students, Garden State residents and out-of-state visitors flocked to the 41st annual New Jersey Folk Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to enjoy a full day’s worth of music, dancing, crafts, food and recreational activities at the Wood Lawn on Douglass campus.
Many might find it unusual how the only major motion picture about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the struggle for the Voting Rights Act was released nearly 50 years after hundreds of black protestors were attacked by state troopers while marching down U.S. Highway 80 from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.Ava DuVernay, director of the Oscar-nominated film “Selma,” paid the University a visit Friday afternoon to discuss making the film, the importance of the film and her future endeavors for the Institute of Women’s Leadership at Rutgers Business School on Livingston campus.
While few humans can leave a legacy as a patrolman, professor or intercollegiate athlete, even fewer horses can boast of earning a reputation from being all three.Lord Nelson, who the Rutgers community remembers as for being the only equestrian professor emeritus, lived an intrepid life until passing away at the commendable age of 42, which translates to about 115 horse years, at Gales Way Farm in Wrightstown, New Jersey on April 12.
Rutgers lost more than $36 million in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
As the 2014-2015 academic year comes to a close, the University’s Division of Student Affairs and The Interfaith Alliance at Rutgers held a memorial gathering of University administrators, students, family and friends of the 16 students who passed away this year.Osei-Kwame Afriyie, Patrick Awosogba Jr., Joshua Cooper, Amr Gabale, Yoshitaka Inomato, Paul Kim, Nexhmi Klobucista, Caitlyn Kovacs, Franciso Martinez-Holsey, Michael Murray, Neha Musipatla, Aniesh Patel, Darsh Patel, William Ouch, Maneesha Singh and Caroline Yoshimoto were the students honored yesterday afternoon at Winants Hall on the College Avenue campus.
NEWARK — Plus-sized lingerie, a pineapple hat brand, homemade hot sauce and roasted garlic jam were only a few new products showcased here Friday afternoon.
Dancing for 30 hours is likely to make any person want to sit down, but the participants at Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) 2015 quickly stood up after discovering how this year’s record-breaking total surpassed last year by nearly $70,000. Event organizers announced that RUDM 2015 raised a final total of $692,046.67 during the spectacle’s concluding reveal at 6 p.m. on April 12 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) on Livingston campus.
In conventional running marathons, participants are eventually forced to move past “The Wall” near the finish line. After 27 hours of non-stop dancing, RUDM dancers found motivation to finish what they started after being reminded of why they participated.Following more than a full day without sleeping or sitting down, dancers enjoyed an hour with kids, along with their parents, to stress the importance of fundraising for the non-medical needs of cancer survivors and patients in the midst of the weekend’s festivities at 3 p.m. Sunday in the RAC.
Matt Panconi is the newly elected president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) for the 2015 to 2016 academic year.
While it might not be unusual for University students to engage in networking and entrepreneurial activities, many might consider being invited to a Clinton family event an unusual, even rare opportunity.Seven Rutgers students attended the invitation-only Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University in Miami, Florida during March to present projects that seek to improve the national and international communities through social service and entrepreneurial endeavors.
While many classic rock fans enjoy songs like “The Promised Land” and “The Rising” on the radio, the Department of Jewish Studies is finding more hidden meaning in The Boss’ music.Now in its second year, a Byrne Seminar offered by the Department of Jewish Studies, “Bruce Springsteen’s Theology,” is highlighting various Biblical motifs in the New Jersey singer’s music to enrich the listening experience.
A plan to upgrade the University’s athletic facilities will be presented sometime in late June, according to an April 1 article on nj.com.Although University President Robert L. Barchi declined to supply details about the plan in his interview with NJ Advance Media, two sources familiar with the project said the facility upgrades would include a practice gymnasium for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.