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Just last Wednesday, November 8th, a teacher at a the New Vision Academy Charter School in Tennessee was suspended when a video of her removing a student’s hijab circulated on social media. The Nashville educator is seen is seen removing a female student’s head scarf before touching her hair and captioning it “pretty hair”. She proceeded to upload this video on Snapchat where a concerned viewer took it up with district authorities.
The standard for gaining a political position has been diminished and lowered so that those who follow doctrines of brutality, criminality and sexual abuse can wield significant influence in their representation of the people. Lines once drawn in the sand have faded away by the winds of abuse and division. Party has been placed in front of country and pursuit of power has been placed higher than moral principle.
Rutgers University was recently placed on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of the flagship universities that succeeded in keeping their tuition at steady rates over the last 10 years, increasing from $10,686 in 2007 to $14,638 in 2017-2018. Year after year, the Rutgers Board of Governors has passed tuition hikes below the national average, this year’s being 1.85 percent, the lowest increase in the last three years.
On Sept. 5, I wrote to you describing how I was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut to write this column. I told you that I believe that we, as people, have a moral obligation to ensure that others are happy, healthy and thriving.
Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Hugh Hefner, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. This list of famous, well-respected men who wildly abused their power and privilege goes on and on. Our most recent offender, Louis C.K., charged for sexual misconduct, is one of the most surprising finds.
I am, more often than not, guilty of inconsistent participation in class discussions. I tend to sit quietly, sometimes with questions brewing in my mind that I do not deem worthy enough of being verbally articulated or just completely tuned out from the entire conversation, lost in my own mental meanderings.
Last week, the leaked "Paradise Papers" revealed that Rutgers, along with many other universities, uses offshore firms to invest its endowment money. By utilizing these firms, namely Appleby, a law firm specializing in offshore accounts like private equity and hedge funds, the University avoids paying taxes on its profit, leaving more money in its pocket that can presumably allow tuition to remain low while continuing to follow the 2030 Master Plan to improve Rutgers. To be clear, investing large sums of money in offshore accounts like this is not illegal.
Rutgers students are not the only members of the community affected by the University’s changes in technology.
If you are a Scarlet Knight, it is pretty much guaranteed that you have experienced the terror of add/drop week.
On Saturday, Nov. 4, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia had several princes and cabinet ministers arrested on corruption charges.
On Oct. 5, The New York Times published an exposé on Harvey Weinstein, reporting that he had been paying off those who had accused him of sexual harassment and assault for years.
Yesterday was election day, and the two frontrunners were Phil Murphy, a stark Democrat, and Kim Guadagno, a stark Republican.
New York sports has experienced somewhat of a down period since the Yankees domination in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Rutgers University is hoping to start using energy efficient systems, encouraging alternative transportation that does not burn fossil fuels and reducing its carbon footprint — and it plans to do all of this by 2030.The 2030 plan, as it is called, is a master plan that is meant to completely overhaul University systems and replace many of the buildings and inner processes that are tiring out.
It’s easy to sign up for a
gym membership, it’s easy to eat clean for a day, and it’s easy to say you’re
going to start working out.