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More than 200 students filled Henry’s Diner on Livingston campus to attend the Rutgers University Programming Association’s “Quizzo at Henry’s Diner: ‘Friends’ Edition,” which involved students answering questions about the hit sitcom in hopes of winning a prize.
Actors from The Murder Mystery Company engaged Rutgers students in an interactive event hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association on Jan. 28 at the Art Library on the College Avenue campus.
More than 130 students were treated to colorful characters in 1920s costumes, a murder plot and pizza at the Rutgers University Programming Association’s interactive event Wednesday night.
The minimum wage in New Jersey increased by 13 cents at the beginning of 2015. While students believe the change will benefit New Jersey and its residents, professors think it will have no impact on the economy.
Left to right: Panelists Onkar Ghate, Robert Shibley and Flemming Rose discuss the challenges of upholding free speech at the event “Freedom of Speech or the Tyranny of Silence?” at the Livingston Student Center on Jan. 22.
Alexandra DeMaio believes there are many stereotypes that prevent women from being as active in the field of physics as men.
Jaclyn Bradli, a planner and presenter at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics and a School of Arts and Science junior, stands before her science presentation on Jan. 16.
Long-term effects of bullying for victims can include difficulty with interpersonal relationships, a lack of self-esteem and depression, said Laura Luciano, assistant director of the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance.
A study by the Department of Sociology discovered that while bullying has a lasting impact on a child, it can be mitigated or prevented when their peers actively support them.
According to the results of a “HuffPost/YouGov” poll, Millennials, or young Americans born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, are less likely to vote and also do not think not all citizens should vote unless they are familiar with current events and politics.
Millennials, individuals born between the early 1980s and 2000s, have signaled a shift away from older generations by being less likely to vote and believing not all citizens should vote if they are not fully informed about politics.
According to the results of a “HuffPost/YouGov” poll, Millennials, or young Americans born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, are less likely to vote and also do not think not all citizens should vote unless they are familiar with current events and politics.In the poll, 1,000 adults in the United States were interviewed on Nov. 5 and 6, 2014 regarding how important it is to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. David Greenberg, associate professor in the Departments of History and Journalism and Media Studies, said it is not necessary to be an expert in politics, government and current events to vote, but to at least hold a basic familiarity. He thinks citizens can achieve familiarity with a modest amount of effort.“The notion that voting [should] somehow be limited to those who are qualified to vote is one with a long history,” Greenberg said. “This argument has been going back to the beginning of American history and the beginning of democracy.”Greenberg said if people minimally follow the news, they would see that they have gathered a general idea about which political party they prefer and which two or three candidates they prefer. The threshold in having a moderately informed opinion is fairly low, he said. Elizabeth Matto, director of the Youth Political Participation Program, said in traditional political participation where voting is most prominent, there is a strenuous connection between young people and engagement. Similarly, she said there is a weak connection between millennials and voting.There are many possible reasons for millennials to feel disengaged from voting, she said. “There are good reasons not to vote on Election Day, especially in the United States. Just the fact that in the United States you have to take it upon yourself and take the initiative to register,” Matto said. While she said voting is important and direct way to be an active citizen of democracy, she does not think it is the “be-all and end-all” of political participation.There are many other important and effective ways to participate in the political process such as protesting, demonstrating and contacting government officials, she said.Rebecca Little, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said she sees voting as a right, not a duty or choice. “It is a choice for an informed citizen to make if they believe their vote will provide a sound contribution to the benefit of society,” she said. “It is perfectly legitimate to opt out of voting if you don’t believe doing so will be in your best interest and the best interest of those around you.”Little said she has not voted because she believes it is fundamental to be aware and knowledgeable of particular candidates and issues at hand before voting.But in the future, she does intend on informing herself and then voting. She said it is an important goal for her because she thinks if enough people adopt a similar view about informative participation, change can happen. Although Little does see voting as an effective form of political participation, she also said she feels that the importance of voting has reduced since the influence of lobbyists and corporations has increased in the political realm. “As loopholes and monetary influence has skyrocketed through the course of American history, voting has less of an impact,” Little said. “Whether this is statistically true or not can be debated, but the impact is evident in how people view government officials in recent decades.”She said the role of corruption, bureaucracy and lack of trust in the system has emerged as a theme in the media, so voters see these elements as outweighing their influence. She said this results in a defeated citizenry and scant voter turnout.Greenberg does not think it is dangerous that millenials feel like their vote does not matter, but rather regrettable. The democratic system could be nourished if more American citizens shared an opinion and voted regarding who governs them, he said.“I find high [voting] turnout to be heartening and encouraging. On the other hand, there’s also a risk because you have people who aren’t well informed or who vote based on impulses,” Greenberg said. Greenberg said it is easy to become despaired and think that voting will not make a difference, but history shows that a group of people who think similarly and act together can exert influence.In the case of political participation, Greenberg said voting is essentially effective in a particular group of people, such as the minority group of young people. “In a certain technical sense, individual vote does matter,” he said.
Since May 2013, the New Brunswick Bike Exchange has sold more than 300 bikes to the New Brunswick community.
Although Rutgers alumna Aimee Jefferson has had her driver’s license for more than a decade, she has never owned a car. Instead, she relies on bicycling as her preferred mode of transportation. When she heard about the New Brunswick Bike Exchange program, the avid cycling enthusiast immediately jumped on board.
Courtesy of Sonia Small | Elaine Diegmann, director of the Nurse Midwifery Program at Rutgers, dedicated more than 50 years to the care of women and infants. At 77-years-old, Diegmann received the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award.
Elaine Diegmann appreciates simple pleasures an average 77-year-old woman would enjoy, such as collecting antique dolls, gardening and watching ocean waves meet the shore. However, she still sees no end to her expansive midwifery career — or at least avoids the thought of retirement.
Saya Woolfalk, a New York-based visual and performance artist, constantly thinks about ways the body can be transformed into something beyond its original state.
Saya Woolfalk, a New York-based visual and performance artist who uses various mediums to create installations of imaginary and futuristic worlds, speaks about her work at the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building yesterday evening on Douglass campus.
Four Eagleton Institute of Politics alumni convened in the Wood Lawn Mansion on Douglass campus yesterday evening to discuss their careers and disperse advice for current students.
Years ago, when Christopher Paladino sat at the end of a conference table with future Gov. Chris Christie, Paladino joked with him about when they would order pizza.