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When it comes to raising sexual assault awareness, Rutgers University is all talk and no action. For the past year, University officials have been touting the "#iSpeak: Rutgers Campus Climate Survey" as an accomplishment. But when it boils down to it, what does that really do? A bunch of students took part in a White House initiative and piloted the program. That’s all. Raising sexual assault awareness is not about the numbers.
BLACK ON THE BANKSAmidst the University’s 250th anniversary celebration, it is important to incorporate often-marginalized narratives as we reflect on the institution's history.
American education teaches lessons in a gradual manner. In first grade you learn that Martin Luther King, Jr.
Is it really worth it? College that is. Think about it: all of the late nights studying material that wasn’t even on the test.
As thousands of schools and businesses across the nation closed to celebrate Columbus Day, the push toward renaming the holiday seeks to expose the truth lurking beneath the surface.
Reminiscent of the Vietnam War’s My Lai Massacre, America has screwed up once again. The United States has a history with Kunduz, a city in northern Afghanistan. In late 2001, the area was one of the last regions the Taliban held on to before the American-backed Afghan Northern Alliance claimed the territory. Then on Sept. 28 this year, Kunduz was re-captured by the Taliban. Less than a week later, on Oct. 3, the U.S. bombs a Doctor’s Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital. During the attack, 22 people died — 10 patients and 12 staff members.
Marginalized peoples of America have long since gathered to fight the injustices they have faced on a daily basis.
This week, California became the fifth state the pass a form of legislation that creates a legal option for a terminally ill individual to end their life.
Campus safety should always be at the forefront of every student, faculty and staff member’s thoughts.
School shootings are the new normal. Mass shootings are the new normal. In 2015, there have been 297 mass shootings, with the events that took place in Roseburg, Oregon serving as the 295th. During this incident, a 26-year old male opened fire at Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring seven.
FIGHT ISNT OVERPart-time lectures only make $4,800 per course taught, a figure that pales in comparison to what many professors make.
During a town hall on education, President Obama called out the liberals on college campuses across the nation.
Rutgers students showed their support of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday by wearing pink, people across the nation have changed their profile pictures to show solidarity and yet the United States Senate is planning to advance a bill that will continue funding the non-profit.
It’s a Friday night at the end of the month. You left work late, it's close to midnight and you start driving home.
Bolstering the BusesHow many times have you seen “no data available” flash on your phone while trying to figure out when the next EE is coming? Richard Chu, James Paik, Kenneth Li and Carin Yao may have solved your problems. These four Rutgers students created RU Direct, an Android app that offers a visual aid along with time estimates for when your bus is coming. This laurel goes out to the four creators of the app … if only RU Direct could actually make the buses move faster.
SCARLET SERVICELast weekend, over a thousand Rutgers students took part in the annual Scarlet Day of Service, organized by Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and Rutgers Student Affairs.
When medical care became a for-profit industry, everyday people were sentenced to lifelong suffering at the hands of those solely concerned with making money.
Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001 was a bright and beautiful day. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, until two planes barreled into the twin towers, killing thousands, filling lower Manhattan with smog and coating the streets in debris. The attacks of that fateful day plummeted the United States into a darkened state of hypersensitivity and fear that persists 14 years later. Acknowledging this, the motivation behind the arrest of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed become painstakingly apparent.
Bernard Scott is a St. Louis man who was arrested and jailed for some $300 worth of traffic violations.