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Last night, the former president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA), Justin Schulberg, gave his final State of the Assembly Address to usher in the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected leaders.In his address, Schulberg discussed important accomplishments of RUSA during his time in office, as well as issues he believes should continue to be addressed.The addressed issues and initiatives included sexual assault prevention, strides made in medical amnesty, Mental Health Task Force initiatives and sustainability.Schulberg told The Daily Targum that although his leaving the assembly is emotional, he is confident that RUSA will continue to be increasingly successful.“I’m so optimistic.
On Tuesday, James T. Johnson, a recently retired Rutgers professor, spoke at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, at a conference about the concept of war and different historical and contemporary positions on military action and nonviolence. The conference, entitled “To Kill or Not to Kill: Just War or Nonviolence?” explored the historical and modern day context of just war, social justice and the future of peacebuilding, according to a University press release. The event was free and open to the public and about 200 audience members were in attendance.In 2001, the late Margaret F.
Queens Chorale is the oldest all-female, student-run chorus group on campus. Currently, they are preparing for their end-of-semester concert, which will be on April 23 at 4 p.m.
The Rutgers chapter of Oxfam America and Oxfam International is dedicated to helping spread awareness about hunger, poverty and injustices that occur all over the world through fundraising and volunteer activities, according to the club’s website. The club aims to help create long-term solutions for global poverty and injustices related to poverty, including but not limited to health and education, as well as crisis relief to poverty stricken nations globally.According to the Oxfam International official website, an end to poverty is in sight as the proportion of people who are living in extreme poverty has been halved in just 15 years.Oxfam Rutgers Co-President Ranya Elmaghariki said that the club’s main focus is to assist Oxfam’s national and international mission to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice.“We would like to raise an overall awareness on campus about the various problems currently occurring around the world, ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis to the chronic hunger problem affecting the people in South Sudan and Yemen,” Elmagheriki said.
The Rutgers chapter of Thaakat, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable development at locations in Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Ghana, works on campus to raise money for overseas communities.
Rhythmic tapping could be heard upon walking into Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center on Sunday.
Applying to veterinary school is a daunting task, but Rutgers students who are planning on doing so have helpful resources through the Veterinary Science Club.Nicole Meddaugh, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and the activities coordinator of the Veterinary Science Club, said that there are only about 30 veterinary schools in the country, with none in New Jersey.
The Rutgers University Glee Club, an esteemed Rutgers choral group, was selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association conference (ACDA), the premiere choral event of the season.On March 9, the club performed at the national conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Zimmerli Art Museum hosted their annual Music at the Museum — "Alma Latina" event Sunday in conjunction with the Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Established in 1977, the Latin Images Living-Learning Community, one of many learning communities on campus, provides an opportunity for all students to immerse themselves in Latin American history and culture through academic, social and cultural activities.“I saw Latin Images as an opportunity to explore more of my family's own history, along with the history, beliefs and traditions of fellow peers, who all had their own unique upbringings,” said Darlene Noristz, a member of the community and a Rutgers School of Nursing sophomore.
Every weekend, the Rutgers Naturalist Club gives students an opportunity to get away from urban New Brunswick and enjoy nature.James Duffy, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior, is the club's secretary.
The Rutgers Actuarial Club is committed to guiding students in the right direction to obtain a career as an actuary through Rutgers. Actuaries use statistics and financial theory to evaluate the likelihood of certain events and manage risk, helping companies plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Aspiring actuaries at Rutgers should obtain strong quantitative and problem-solving skills through University courses.Actuaries are needed in many different types of institutions ranging from insurance companies, banks and universities, according to the club's website.The Rutgers Actuarial Club holds weekly meetings on Thursdays at 8:15 p.m.
From the basements of Central Avenue to the classrooms of Milledoler Hall, the Rutgers University poetry scene has expanded its influence to the student body.Several student-run poetry organizations on campus, like the Huntington Poetry Club and Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective, focus their meetings off of the encouragement of self-expression.
Jeffra Schaefer, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, has taken part in important research regarding the effects of climate change.She recently helped co-author a research paper investigating the effects of climate change on the bioaccumulation of methylmercury in coastal estuaries.Mercury is toxic in all forms but it is the methylmercury found in marine life that poses the greatest risk to humanity, Schaefer said.
A unit within the Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers Makerspace, employs an inclusive environment for students and community members to make their projects a reality. Recently, a club was created to utilize the Makerspace facility and expand its outreach.“We’ve had over 500 students in this building just this semester,” said Lee Pagenkopf, program coordinator at the Rutgers Center of for Innovation Education. It is only a few weeks into the semester and the group already has more attendance than during the fall semester, he said.The Makerspace student club meets every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Last weekend, the Omega Phi Chi sorority held a retreat for female leaders, which aimed to support Rutgers women and promote solutions to prominent social issues.Mason Gross School of the Arts junior Asia Dockery ran the event and said that the goal was to empower women and provide them with tools to be better leaders. Dockery has been in the Omega Phi Chi sorority since the Spring 2016 semester and she is currently the public relations chair.Omega Phi Chi was founded in 1988 at Rutgers to represent females from diverse backgrounds. According to the site for the national organization, the overall purpose of the sorority is to promote unity among all women.The idea for the summit was first proposed by a member of the group in December to provide a platform for speakers to address Rutgers women, Dockery said.While Omega Phi Chi organized the event, the Asian-American sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi also helped, acting as the event’s co-sponsor and co-marketer.All of the students at the conference were considered campus leaders, Dockery said. One of those speakers, School of Arts and Sciences senior Chelsie Riche, shared her experiences studying abroad in South Africa, emphasizing differences she saw in education based on class and race as well as the need to make lasting change. “For the overall Rutgers community there are limitations.
KnightTRAK, an anonymous text-message system, aims to help students safely plan their drinking habits.The system encourages students to monitor their alcohol consumption and to reduce high-risk consumption, said Tanisha Riley, a Rutgers health education specialist.KnightTRAK is a 12-week program that works by sending students text messages on Thursdays asking if they intend to drink over the weekend, Riley said.
On Jan. 4, the internationally recognized Jordanian film, "3000 Nights," was screened in the Busch Student Center and was attended by over 50 Rutgers students, staff members and alumni.The film was selected by Jordan to represent their country at the 89th Academy Awards, and by the Palestinian Authority as their entry in this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
It is something every Rutgers student desires, yet very few actually achieve — the No.1 lottery number in the annual housing lottery.Despite the rarity of receiving the first spot, many students still yearn for it every year.