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As course selection rolls around again, the Rutgers University Student Assembly is looking to make life easier for students with its introduction of ‘The Syllabus Bank.’By reassessing the synopsis option on the course catalog, RUSA is looking to implement new policies for next year to make a course syllabus bank available for every class so that students can view the course content of previous semesters.Matthew Panconi, president of RUSA, said students will be able view the most recent syllabi for the course under the new tab.
Using art to recognize the struggles the queer community faces is just one of the ways the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities raised awareness of these issues during Rutgers Ally Week.
In watching horror movies, Anthony Tobia, associate professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School said audiences see some part of themselves projected on the screen that may cause them to feel anxious.For the general viewer, Anthony Tobia, an associate professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School said, Night of the Living Dead (1968) is a recreation of an even older film titled The Earth Dies Screaming (1964).Through psychiatric analysis, Tobia saw the result of the film was that there was a deep, human dynamic in a time where people were threatened.
Stemming from her longtime passion for community service and public engagement that dates back to her days as a high school student, Alicia Raia-Hawrylak decided to celebrate her birthday differently from most.In celebration of her 30th birthday, the Rutgers doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology made it a goal of hers to contribute one act of kindness, called a “boost,” each day for every year that she has lived in a project called "30 At Thirty."She documented her daily efforts on her Twitter page, @30AtThirty, throughout her birth month of September, championing the hashtag #BoostYourBirthday.As a doctoral candidate, Raia-Hawrylak is in the process of writing her dissertation and is doing research on improving school climate, and believes projects like this can help improve the general social atmosphere in small ways.She said that she thought #BoostYourBirthday would be a great way to practice public sociology in her professional life and connect with organizations that she feels are doing great work.
The Arab Cultural Club will host a banquet event in the Douglass Student Center’s Traye’s Hall to assist Syrian refugees on October 27th.The Syrian refugee crisis has been an ongoing problem for the past couple of years, and has escalated over the past couple of months, according to the page advertising the event.“The reason why we decided to do a banquet is because we want to have discussions about the Syrian crisis, but we also want to have other events, such as screening a documentary about it.” Said Nourin Abubaker, president of The Arab Cultural ClubA 3 year old Syrian boy washed up dead on a beach early last month, according to The Washington Post.
By December 2016, Rutgers students will be experiencing a brand new transportation system.Rutgers is expecting a transformation through the “University Physical Master Plan," said Jenn Stuart, Manager of Transportation Planning at the Rutgers University Department of Transportation (RUDOTS). She said the Transportation Master Plan is already in action.“The goal of the Transportation Master Plan is to create a transportation environment that enhances mobility alternatives for students, faculty, staff and visitors," Stuart said in an email.She said these alternatives include parking, transit, bicycling and walking.The Transportation Master Plan is available online and lists many of the changes the University will see across the Newark, Camden and New Brunswick campuses.“We have studied Rutgers’ far-flung transportation networks, the daily ebb and flow of students between their living spaces and classes, the ways in which classes are assigned and how technology might enhance time usage and reduce the need to travel," according to the online Master Plan.According to the Master Plan, the Raritan River is the center of the new system.
In today’s college world, students have set out to make sure that all forms of language and behavior that could be construed as offensive.
Another year, another attack on the University’s servers.Rutgers raised tuition and fees 2.3 percent for the 2015-2016 school year, and part of that money went toward $3 million on increasing cybersecurity and computer networks this year after four attacks on the computer networks last year. According to nj.com, Rutgers hired FishNet Security, Level 3 Communications, and Imperva to test the University’s computer network for vulnerabilities.On Sept.
Last month, a year-long Rutgers survey called #iSpeak found that 1 in 5 undergraduate women at the University experienced unwanted sexual contact at least one point during their time on campus.Flash forward one month to a more recent statistic found in Rutgers’ Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.
Rutgers alum Dave Dolan experienced something no student ever wants to endure: in 2002, his roommate overdosed the morning after a night of partying.“We had been partying the night before and when I awoke he was blue and vomit streamed from his mouth.
Rutgers students aim to put an end to hazing through Rutgers Hazing Prevention Week (RHPW), a week-long series of events created to help students become more socially responsible and aware.RHPW takes place to affirm greek life’s dedication to a safe campus, said Erin Kearns, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior and member of Gamma Sigma Alpha.
Lace up your sneakers and bundle up your heavy coats because on October 17th the G.O.Y.A. Project is hosting their 14th Annual Literacy Walk.The Literacy Walk, through monetary and school supplies donations, is going to bring books and school supplies to the Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone and Rutgers’ hometown, New Brunswick, according to their Facebook page.
Starbucks is known for its lattes and coffee, but also its long lines that take patience to wait through.
Rutgers students now have the opportunity to win free prizes every day.Campus Pursuit is a new app available to University students that offers scavenger hunts for prizes for brands including Chipotle and KIND Snacks.The app was launched in 2014 at Binghamton University by roommates Sachar Avraham and Scott Wisotsky. The two wanted to give businesses a new platform for advertising to students, Wisotsky said.
When Bergen Community College junior Lawrence Gicaro lost his mother to bone marrow cancer in early August and his father to a brain aneurism a month later, Gicaro's cousin Amanda Ocampo and other family members stepped up to the plate to help him heal.Ocampo, a Montclair State University junior, began a GoFundMe on Sept.
The evening began by transporting students “Under ‘One’ Sky”: The Douglass Student Center was dim and the walls were lined with white, decorative lights that resembled stars.The Rutgers’ chapter of a national initiative for sustainable policy called "One," hosted an information session on Wednesday night.Student leader, Lakshmi Kalluri, a School of Management and Labor Relations junior, hosted the evening.
Are unpaid internships merely resume boosters for the rich?With competition in the job market on the rise, internships are becoming an increasingly important experience for students to have.
It is not everyday someone at your school launches a successful and booming app. With connectivity and accessibility being key components to enjoying a healthy social life, there is a market for apps to suggest locations for people to choose to meet and enjoy each other’s company.
Rutgers is home to many well-known alumni, from "Sex in the City" actress Kristin Davis to "The Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini. Last Thursday, another successful alumnus paid a visit to the University.