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The Daily Targum’s reporting on the expansion of Lot 97 into a part of Skelly Field has been misleading and inflammatory. Despite what the paper’s headlines and pictures of an expansive Skelly Field may suggest, the N.J. Department of Environmental protection has approved just eight percent of the field for development.
I’ve been hearing about the parking lots the are going to be made on Skelly Field.
The open space, which is characteristic of Cook campus, is what appeals to the residents of Cook. Skelly Field is where students play soccer, sit on blankets, play the guitar, take walks, play football, practice sword fighting, walk seeing-eye dogs in training and relax.
Ridiculous; opposed unanimously by the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council, 40 members, as well as the executive dean of Cook campus, and the expansion of Lot 97 into Skelly Field will still happen?
Recently, I’ve been hearing rumors that a parking lot is going to be built on Skelly Field.
In her piece, “‘Going green’ should benefit the community, not administrators”, Kaitlin D’Agostino made a very valid point in regards to residence halls on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus. We now have approximately 40,000 undergraduate students here at Rutgers, yet the only new type of housing being built are apartments, which for residents, cost significantly more than the average residence hall or suite.
Seniors and the disabled are sometimes incapable of leaving their homes during disasters and obtaining emergency assistance and services. Generally during disasters, emergency services are not available during the first 72 hours, and long distance communication is fixed before local communication.
With Thanksgiving around the corner, turkeys will be in great supply at your local grocery store. Some food for thought when purchasing your bird for the big day — many of the turkeys offered at your local supermarket are not raised with a green pasture to roam through and a big red barn to live in.
As a group, the Environmental House on Douglass Campus has a few concerns about the disposal of trash and recycling on campus. We have noticed a common occurrence with either maintenance staff and/or students demonstrating poor trash and recycling habits. For example, there are numerous times either in the residence halls or walking through campus when we have seen students placing plastic water bottles in the trash when there are recycling containers right next to them.
The Bordentown school district’s recent decision to ban religious songs from a winter concert marks yet another sad day in the history of our nation. It was the day we decided that political correctness should be valued higher than cultural acceptance. America is a melting pot. That is a fact we are taught in school from the very beginning.
I had the pleasure of speaking recently at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research about my current research into brain injury. In particular, how common views of brain injuries — including the terms we use to describe them — often inhibit a deeper understanding of their complexity, which in turn, undermines our ability to more accurately diagnose and more effectively treat brain injury.
Schwendeman’s Taxidermy is indeed the oldest continuously run family business in Milltown. The family has been very community-minded throughout the years. Having lived here all my life, you kind of take the business for granted and don’t realize how unique it is until you talk to people from other parts of the state.
It concerns me that with the media’s attention focused first on the almost preordained election of Senator Cory Booker and then on the clash between Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic rival Barbara Buono, Rutgers students and New Jersey voters are more broadly unaware of another question we get to decide at the polls this fall.
A year since Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, many of us are looking back and trying to put into words the lessons we learned. From the sublime: tell my family I love them every single day. To the practical: keep an emergency kit.
As I was eating lunch in the dining hall today, I watched a girl walk to her table scowling. “There’s nothing to eat here,” she complained to her friend. “There’s literally no food.” I looked at her plate, which held far from nothing. I found it hard to believe that she could walk into an all-you-can-eat buffet, replete with countless varieties of cuisine and conclude that there was “no food” simply because the options were not to her liking.
As observant Jews, we sympathize with Sara’s Zayed’s frustration in relation to her Daily Targum column published on Oct. 22, “Muslim holy days should be considered holidays.” It is certainly irritating to deal with missing the volume of class and course material we do every single year for our many holidays, which start at sundown and may end at night anywhere from one to three days later.
Recent events on campus regarding mock eviction notices distributed by Students for Justice in Palestine have elicited several letters and opinions, most recently in a letter published in The Daily Targum by Ezra Sholom. These letters may leave an impression regarding Rutgers Hillel’s response that is both false and misleading and begs clarification.
There has been recent controversy at the University over a student organization’s decision to spread awareness about an extreme political issue by slipping flyers under the doors of different residence halls on each campus. The actions and crackdown on certain organizations are not only inappropriate, but they contradict the values of Rutgers.
I see it every day, and so do you. Even though you’ve been enrolled for over a month, you probably cease to notice it. It is an unavoidable sight and is on everything from buses, laundry bags, windows of dormitories and on the red shirts and caps many of us wear walking to class. It’s somewhere on the newspaper you are reading right now.
I wanted to congratulate The Daily Targum for its editorial on the so-called “Columbus Day” titled “Columbus Day is not a celebration.” As early as 1992, the City Council of Berkeley, Calif. voted to celebrate this day as “Indigenous People’s Day” and other progressive communities around the United States have been following suit, sometimes using the term “Native Americans Day.”