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What if one of the only things keeping a woman from going to college, becoming a doctor and contributing years of valuable research to help society was a tiny white pill? Since 1972, when prescription contraception was legalized for all American citizens, birth control has made a huge impact on the lives of women everywhere.
Recent wage increases are making a big difference in the lives of New Brunswick workers and doing little detriment to businesses, according to New Brunswick small business owners and wage increase advocates. New Jersey residents voted to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour and to automatically adjust the minimum wage over time in relation to the current cost of living during November’s general elections.
During this past semester, the building of a parking lot on part of Skelly Field has been the center of controversy. The expansion of the parking lot would be to replace the parking spaces lost after the construction of the new Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health. There were various statements from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council, the University and concerned students about whether or not a parking lot should be built on the field.
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — Anthony Broccoli, co-director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, predicts future summers to be 70 percent warmer than the warmest summers on record. By the end of the century, this figure could rise to 90 percent. Broccoli was one of the three Rutgers faculty members who spoke about climate resiliency at the Sustainable Raritan River Mini-Conference yesterday at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, N.J.
About two hours prior to the Board of Governors meeting yesterday, members of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers and their supporters protested directly in front of Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi’s office about the University’s refusal to improve working conditions for non-tenure-track faculty members.
Joe DiPietro has written numerous plays and won three Tony Awards since he graduated from Rutgers in 1984. Now he is on his way to get recognition for his accomplishments and celebrate the debut of a new play in his former town. His musical “Memphis” won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award, according to his online biography on broadwayworld.com.
Antonio Calcado, vice president for University Facilities and Capital Planning, said the expansion of Lot 97 plans to add about 80 spaces and will be built next to the existing parking lot. He said the expansion has little impact on Skelly Field, as the lot will be constructed toward the beginning of the field.
Although Typhoon Haiyan wrecked the coast of the Philippines earlier this month, School of Arts and Sciences junior Francis Balagtas was only able to contact her family abroad just this weekend. Some members of her extended family had their homes destroyed. To help families like Balagtas’, student organizations on campus collaborated to create a campaign, “Rutgers for the Philippines,” which aims to raise $10,000 to help Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion show is a preview for the company’s latest collection of lingerie and women’s apparel, featuring some of the world’s leading supermodels and entertainment acts. This year’s show was no different, aside from the addition of one more musical act —the Rutgers University drum line.
Rutgers plans to proceed with construction of a parking lot on Skelly Field despite an existing controversy over whether or not the development would be necessary. Students and faculty involved in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council have argued the construction would destroy wetlands and claim the University community can park in existing designated spaces, according to a previous article published by The Daily Targum.
The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council addressed concerns about the proposal of construction on Skelly Field last night in a meeting at the Cook Campus Center. Attendees discussed a variety of issues concerning the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, including the Skelly Field controversy and a change in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences core curriculum.
Rutgers students read and wrote letters to their former selves yesterday at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. One of the readings was “Letters to My Brother” by James Clementi, older brother of Tyler Clementi. Tyler Clementi, a victim of cyberbullying, committed suicide in 2010 after his roommate used a webcam to spy on him. The Trevor Project joined with The Tyler Clementi Center yesterday to host “The Letter Q at R.U.,” where students shared notes written to their former selves.
A Rutgers student shared his research on the potential of offshore wind power in New Jersey to create a discussion on alternative energy yesterday at the Busch Campus Center in an “Energy Cafe” sponsored by Rutgers Energy Institute. “There [are] 4,000 gigawatts of potential power when the wind blows in the U.S.,” said Greg Seroka, a School of Environmental Biological Sciences graduate student.
A new app was introduced to the Rutgers community at the homecoming game on Saturday. The app, called “Fan-I-Am,” allows Rutgers sports fans to win prizes through posts, tweets and tags. Rutgers Athletics recently partnered with Augeo Marketing to bring “Fan-I-Am,” a fan engagement and loyalty app that allows fans to earn points that can be redeemed for prizes.
Rutgers Against Hunger is schedule to host its fifth annual “Adopt-A-Family” campaign this fall. The program provides low-income families with food and household items. RAH is asking students to donate household items to help over 200 families in need. “We provide food and small gift items to families across our community, and help people in need learn that there are people out there that want to help,” said Chris Retzko, the RAH program manager.
Nathaniel Kostar has taken it upon himself to become the modern-day “renaissance man.” He has traveled around the world to learn a variety of new skills and become well-rounded. “A renaissance man is someone who is curious and concerned with becoming well-rounded. The idea that a man can do anything if he puts his mind to it,” said Kostar, a Rutgers alumnus.
At the second annual international “Global Frackdown,” students and supporters marched down the Albany Street Bridge connecting New Brunswick and Highland Park — the only two municipalities in the state to ban fracking — to demonstrate their opposition to fracking. “It’s really a chance for people to voice their concerns and call on elected officials in support of renewable, cleaner, safer, more sustainable energy,” said Lauren Petrie, an organizer from the Food & Water Watch.
In keeping with what has been tradition since 1972, New Jersey did not vote a Republican to represent itself in the U.S. Senate. At an election night party for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Steve Lonegan at Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, N.J., the former mayor of Bogota, N.J., thanked his supporters and contemplated his lack of student support.
Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming student murdered in a hate crime, is an icon in the public eye, according to Michle Josue, director of the documentary “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine.” Few accounts of his death reveal his human side, but yesterday’s screening of the documentary in the Livingston Student Center showed this perspective of the tragedy.
For visitors to New Brunswick, it is a hassle to run back and forth refilling parking meters. The inconvenience is greater for Rutgers students who have to leave their lectures mid-way to input money in their meters. The New Brunswick Parking Authority has introduced a new way to pay for metered street parking.