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Rebecca Wright, director of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, was the brainchild behind a living-learning community for women who study computer science at Rutgers. The program, which will begin enrolling women next fall, will accept about 20 to 30 first-year female students. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EDWIN GANO / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR
Students can often be found complaining about their professors on social media, but a recent list shows university students genuinely believe their instructors could be more interesting.Rutgers ranked 12 out of the 20 schools with the worst professors in a new release of “The Best 380 Colleges,” a publication by The Princeton Review.The guidebook lists the best 380 four-year colleges in the nation, said David Soto, a co-author on the book.
In a list of 20 four-year colleges with the worst professors in the United States, Rutgers ranked 12 out of 20 for the list ranking the worst college professors, according to “The Best 380 Colleges,” a publication by The Princeton Review. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EDWIN GANO / ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
Dan Kats, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, stands in front of his presentation, “The Role of the DF NA5 Gene in Progressive Hearing Loss,” a project part of the Aresty Summer Science Program poster session, held Aug. 7. HARSHEL PATEL
At a school with more than a hundred majors, deciding what to study seems like the ultimate form of self-expression. But a new study suggests that students’ choices are affected by how much money their parents make.Cornell sociologist Kim Weeden analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistics and found that the average parental income of students studying humanities and art was higher than the average parental income of students studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), as well as applied fields like nursing and law enforcement.
Wedged within a seven-team division and surrounded by the perennial powerhouse programs its conference boasts, it’s easy for the Rutgers football team to get lost among the shuffle.With the likes of a unanimous AP Top 25 top-ranked defending national champion in Ohio State slated in one slot on a meaty conference gauntlet, the Scarlet Knights are sure to have their hands full as they look to build upon their sophomore year in the Big Ten.But when Rutgers returns to the gridiron Saturday at noon to take on Norfolk State in the season opener, the difference between the Buckeyes and the Spartans is universes apart.
Five current players on the Rutgers football team were arrested on assault charges stemming from an ongoing investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and New Brunswick Police Department after Thursday’s practice.Nadir Barnwell, Andre Boggs, Razohnn Gross, all 20 years old, and Delon Stephenson and Ruhann Peele, both 22, were identified by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and director of New Brunswick Police Department Anthony A. Capuano as the five Scarlet Knights facing those charges, according to a press release.
Rutgers University’s investigation into head football coach Kyle Flood continues to drag on toward the end of the probe’s third week as Flood continues to decline comment until the process has concluded.According to a report released this morning by Keith Sargeant of NJ Advance Media, the Rutgers academic support staff warned Flood not to contact a faculty member.
Rutgers developed a sports program for disabled students after Eric Katz, a resident of Middlesex County and a wheelchair basketball player, enrolled as a student at the University of Arizona for their disability accommodations instead of enrolling at Rutgers. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EDWIN GANO
FoodList, an app-based company launching in September 2015, plans to streamline the online food ordering process by allowing customers to order items from a local restaurant and wait as their food is delivered for free. COURTESY OF FOODLIST SPOKESPERSON
As the Rutgers network continued to be hindered by technical difficulties causing severely slowed or completely disconnected Internet access, Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Provost Todd Clear issued an email to the Newark student body yesterday evening explaining how further network troubles would impact nearing final exams.A barrage of external communications requests — more commonly known as bots — flooded the Rutgers network starting Monday around 9:40 a.m., overwhelming the server and rendering the network unable to respond to legitimate requests.This orchestrated move, called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, shortened to the acronym DDoS, kept Rutgers’ Office of Information Technology office busy since the beginning of the week, with Vice President and Chief Information Officer Don Smith sending daily update emails while campus WiFi stayed largely incapacitated.
It began in 2008 when a small boy begging in the streets of India told Adam Braun that what he wants most in the world is a pencil.
Members of Rutgers’ chapter of “Pencils for Promise” distribute water to runners participating in the Unite Half Marathon on April 12. COURTESY OF ALEXIS LEVINE
Sara Tabatabaie had family living in the Middle East during the 2009 Iranian uprisings. She did not follow the events through newspaper or television reports but with her Twitter feed.Tabatabaie, a special projects manager at Rock the Vote, was among a panel of four speakers at yesterday’s event titled “#politics: Redefining Engagement via Digital Media" in Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.
Gregory Mountain plans to use sound waves to create images of microscopic, ancient sea creatures and the rocks they are embedded in.Acoustic imaging devices can map the seafloor, creating images and models of the sediments beneath the surface that can help scientists understand how high water levels were millions of years ago, said Mountain, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Gregory Mountain, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, plans to use sound waves to create images of microscopic, ancient sea creatures and the rocks they live in. NAAZ MODAN / PHOTO EDITOR
The relationship between the University and the alumni association for the Douglass Residential College is turning rocky, with the association openly opposing changes to the school's fundraising efforts.
The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College (AADC) is openly opposing new fundraising changes that Douglass Residential College is implementing. With the new plan, the Douglass Residential College would begin handling all formal fundraising duties itself, without help from the AADC.
Regina Belle is a unique Rutgers student in many ways. Not only is she a mother of five and grandmother, but she is a Grammy-award winning rhythm and blues singer, best known for her hit song, “A Whole New World,” featured in Disney’s 1992 animated feature, Aladdin.