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Famous playwright and feminist Eve Ensler, author of “The Vagina Monologues,” held a lecture Thursday night before feminists and fans in a room adorned with signs reading “In Vagina We Trust.”
For young leaders interested in running for political office, the new “RU Running?” pilot program held Tuesday night offered a look into what it takes to put together a successful political campaign.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics recently opened applications for one-time summer internship grants, said Eagleton Director Ruth Mandel at Sen. Cory Booker's (R-N.J.) book signing on Tuesday night.
The Youth Political Participation Program offered by the Eagleton Institute of Politics is offering numerous opportunities for students to get politically involved, no matter what major they come from.
The Rutgers Nearly-Headless Knights, the official Rutgers University Quidditch team, are breaking out their Nimbus 2000s in preparation for upcoming tournaments after a long winter break.The team has improved drastically since last semester, said Phillip Cain, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. These improvements have opened up new opportunities.
Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi discussed not only the college's accomplishments at last night's Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting, but also touched upon social issues dating back to the school's founding. Last night, Barchi participated in a public forum held by the RUSA at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus in order to directly address the questions of students.“We are in a very challenged place as a university,” Barchi said.
For applicants with disabilities, having experience will make it more difficult to find a job, according to a study by Rutgers and Syracuse University. The two universities recently paired up to complete a ground-breaking study on discrimination against workers with disabilities.
Olivia Gatwood and Megan Falley use spoken word to spread their messages as far as possible, and on Thursday night they brought their “Speak Like a Girl” show to the University.A large crowd gathered in the College Avenue Student Center where a large mix of men and women sat awaiting their feminist spoken-word show.The show was held by the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning as part of “Leadership Week" and was hosted by Matt Garcia, a counselor in residence on Cook campus.
Based under the sidewalk of Easton Avenue is Hidden Grounds Coffee Shop, a small store that is attempting to branch out through involvement with local community.The shop launched an online petition to find support from the Rutgers and New Brunswick community in order to reach their goal.
With nearly 5,000 pictures and three books, Humans of New York's Brandon Stanton has made a name for himself by sharing strangers' stories with the world over the last five years.Stanton visited Rutgers last night at an event hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning, where a large number of attendees packed the two shows held at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center.
Rutgers School of Health Related Professions has created three new online programs with the intent to offer health care professionals the opportunity to learn more about health care for older adults, even if they are working full-time.The number of older adults in the country is growing, but at the same time many professionals are not trained as to how to care for these older adults.
“Find out what hunger really means” was the theme of Oxfam Rutgers’ Hunger Banquet held on Tuesday night, which offered students the chance to gain a deeper understanding of hunger and poverty around the world.Oxfam Rutgers is a non-governmental organization and a branch of Oxfam America, which reaches out to those in need around the world.“We’re an organization focused on eliminating social injustice and poverty, and we are focused on an international and national level,” said Ranya Elmaghariki, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and vice president of Oxfam Rutgers.
College textbooks have always been an unavoidable expense for college students, but if a new piece of legislation passes, the issue will be a thing of the past. “The College Board recommends students budget $1,200 a year for textbooks and supplies — that’s almost 40 (percent) of tuition at a community college,” said Jordan Kizmann, vice chair and Textbook Campaign coordinator at the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, in an e-mail.
By December 2016, Rutgers students will be experiencing a brand new transportation system.Rutgers is expecting a transformation through the “University Physical Master Plan," said Jenn Stuart, Manager of Transportation Planning at the Rutgers University Department of Transportation (RUDOTS). She said the Transportation Master Plan is already in action.“The goal of the Transportation Master Plan is to create a transportation environment that enhances mobility alternatives for students, faculty, staff and visitors," Stuart said in an email.She said these alternatives include parking, transit, bicycling and walking.The Transportation Master Plan is available online and lists many of the changes the University will see across the Newark, Camden and New Brunswick campuses.“We have studied Rutgers’ far-flung transportation networks, the daily ebb and flow of students between their living spaces and classes, the ways in which classes are assigned and how technology might enhance time usage and reduce the need to travel," according to the online Master Plan.According to the Master Plan, the Raritan River is the center of the new system.
For years the chances of a high school student being accepted into their dream college depended on one major factor: their SAT score.Almost every school in the United States requires the scores, and last year Courtney McAnuff, president of enrollment management at Rutgers University told the Daily Targum that as the space for students fills up, admissions becomes more selective.
Rutgers students now have the opportunity to win free prizes every day.Campus Pursuit is a new app available to University students that offers scavenger hunts for prizes for brands including Chipotle and KIND Snacks.The app was launched in 2014 at Binghamton University by roommates Sachar Avraham and Scott Wisotsky. The two wanted to give businesses a new platform for advertising to students, Wisotsky said.
Whether you live on campus, off campus or commute, getting involved is one of the most important things you can do at Rutgers -- but it can also be confusing as a new student.Rutgers offers more than 500 student clubs and organizations, and over 100 intramural and sports teams, offering a wide range of choices for those on the Banks. From student politics to on-campus news organizations, student activist groups, video game clubs -- even a Quidditch team -- Rutgers has it all.Most student organizations do meet late at night, which can be particularly difficult for a commuter, but it is well worth making the time to get yourself involved and making new friends.If you are looking to get involved, here's some things to know.What's the best way to look for organizations to join?There are multiple ways to search for whatever clubs or organizations fit you best.First, check out different websites, like involvement.rutgers.edu and getINVOLVED, which gives you brief descriptions of the organization, their time and meeting place and contact information.If you find a group you like, search them up on Facebook and see if you can find their page.Rutgers will also be hosting an Involvement Fair on Monday, Sept.