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The largest film festival in New Jersey began with just one graduate student, a small budget and a few minor films.Today that graduate student, Al Nigrin, is the executive director and curator of the Rutgers Film Co-op and has expanded the festival to include many films from around the world.Nigrin said the festival he started in 1982 now receives entries from places such as Poland, Israel and Morocco.
Some students who live on Livingston campus opt to show their pride with “I LUV LIVI” T-shirts. College Avenue campus residents are now creating their own designs that to rival these shirts. The Residence Hall Association is hosting a contest to choose a design for the College Avenue campus apparel, said Michelle Shin, the College Avenue chair of RHA. “We want students who live on College Avenue campus to really identify with one another,” said Shin, a School of Arts and Sciences junior.
Cigarette butts, beer bottles and plastic bags are just a few of the littered items volunteers picked up Saturday off the city’s streets. About 125 students from University fraternities and sororities participated in a post-hurricane cleanup initiative the Interfraternity Council and New Jersey Public Interest Research Group organized, said Coley Conter, director of community outreach for the Panhellenic Council. The cleanup is an annual event IFC and NJPIRG have held since 2008, said Tara Rabinowitz, president of the Panhellenic Council.
The University’s chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity broke its own fundraising record during Derby Days last year, raising $167,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network, the highest amount raised in a single event by a greek organization. Despite the devastating Hurricane Sandy, Ian Cichocki, Derby Days director, said he hopes the participating organizations will raise even more this year. Derby Days is a weeklong series of fundraising events Sigma Chi planned to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, a charity that helps child cancer patients rehabilitate while providing for their nonmedical needs.
Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia may seem like a simple, historical park on the surface, but it is actually a hotbed for race and class conflict that brings attention to space in relation to race. Thadious Davis, professor in the Departments of American Social Thought and English at the University of Pennsylvania, said in the 1960s, the park was the center of a conflict between hippies and wealthy urbanites and is now a part of the Occupy Philadelphia movement.
When imagining books that may be banned from public libraries, some may think of obscure novels full of sexually explicit or obscene materials.But according to the American Library Association, books like “The Hunger Games,” “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and The Harry Potter series are examples of books that have been challenged. A challenge is a formal written complaint to a library. Books may be banned from one library but available in another.
“Concentrated. Targeted. Focused. Recruited.”This was the tagline for the 2012 Rutgers Business School Career Fair, a biannual function that assists students with training, interviewing as well as landing internships and job offers.The event, open only to Rutgers Business School students, featured 45 companies that each paid a fee for the opportunity to market themselves to University students.