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Rutgers’ Muslims for Peace held their 10th annual "Prophet Muhammad Day (s) Interfaith Conference" yesterday at the Busch Student Center.The event included speeches from multiple prominent figures of varying faiths and communities, such as Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-2) and Rabbi Marc A.
The Douglass Residential College held their annual "Career Conference" on Saturday at the Douglass Student Center.Included in the day’s events were a gourmet lunch, a talk by the event's keynote speaker Candace Straight, executive producer of the Sony production “Equity” and a professional conversation about diversity and inclusion.Leslie Danehy, the assistant dean and executive director of the Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Center and organizer of the event, said that the conference was specifically designed to prepare students for their professional lives.“Whether their path leads to graduate school, public service or the world of work, our annual career development day marks a key step,” she said.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) held its biannual Town Hall meeting featuring University President Robert L.
A member of Rutgers’ Phi Sigma Sigma sorority posted a picture on Instagram with a perceived racially insensitive caption Sunday and subsequently gained significant negative attention from the Rutgers community.Amanda Slomkowski tagged two fellow members of her sorority and captioned the image, “I’m really not that pale, my roommates are just African.”A screenshot of the post was tweeted that same night by another Rutgers student, questioning the sorority’s association with Rutgers — a University with proclaimed devotion to diversity and inclusivity.The tweet received over 200 likes and retweets.Slomkowski has since removed the original post and replaced it with an image of a quote about tolerance by Michael Pritchard.In the caption section of the quote, she thanked the Rutgers community for calling her out on her culturally insensitive comment.“It was never my intention to offend or upset anyone,” she wrote.
In November, Rutgers administrators agreed to raise the minimum salary for postdoctoral employees, but they have since reneged on the deal.Enacted in May 2016, a change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) raised the minimum salary for university postdoctoral employees across the country from $42,000 to approximately $47,500 a year.
On Friday, students held another strike on the College Avenue campus to protest the actions of President Donald J.
The Center for Global Education (CGE) held their annual Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday at the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs.Students at the fair were able to speak with program representatives, faculty leaders and students who have studied abroad.
The Rutgers Model United Nations (RUMUN) team has become an increasingly prominent student organization on campus, which attracts participants from a range of majors. The organization is currently in its 27th year of operation at Rutgers, said Sandeep Patankar, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and director of communications for the Rutgers University Association of International Relations (RUAIR).The team meets once or twice a week, typically on Tuesday nights.
The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) held a live-action drill last week at the Rutgers University Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) on the College Avenue campus to prepare faculty in the case of an active shooter on campus.“The main goal was really to expose employees to some of the sights and sounds that they may experience during an active shooter incident,” said RUPD Lt.
The full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Rutgers Business School ranks No.1 for employment rates after graduation out of any Big Ten schools, according to U.S.
Rutgers' adoption of a new email system called Office 365 has created tension between University administrators and the Rutgers faculty union.In August, the administration adopted the new system Rutgers Connect, and insisted to faculty that all University business be conducted through it, said David Hughes, the president of Rutgers’ American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) and a professor of the Department of Anthropology."Office 365 is a cloud-based email and calendaring system that will provide better collaboration within and between departments, improved email and calendaring services, excellent spam and virus filtering, a resilient system with 99.95 percent uptime and a service that provides many other useful collaboration, education and business tools," according to the FAQ page of Rutgers Connect.Hughes represents the faculty union and said he believes Rutgers Connect could potentially jeopardize academic freedom by increasing the University's ability to conduct surveillance on users.
Rutgers LLEGO aims to represent a support system and family for the LGBTQ community, as well as for people of color.LLEGO, or the LGBTQQIA People of Color Organization at Rutgers, was founded in 1997, and members of the club gather every Tuesday at the Center for Social Justice and LGBTQ Communities to discuss the everyday social, economic and political issues experienced by LGBTQ people and people of color.School of Arts and Sciences senior and co-President of LLEGO Jessa Bonafe said the club is a place for people to come together and be themselves.The name LLEGO, which when translated into Spanish means “to arrive,” is meant to represent and promote the presence of the LGBTQ community here at Rutgers, she said.“It started out as a small group of people hanging out and talking about different types of issues and eventually began to grow and now it is really big, very awesome and is like a huge family,” Bonafe said.She said LLEGO was one of the first organizations she joined at Rutgers, and her involvement helped her hone her leadership skills while also forming close relationships with new people.The club can act as a great support system for people whose families do not accept their identities, Bonafe said.
Legal racial segregation was eliminated with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but de facto segregation still remains a prominent issue in the New Jersey school systems, according to an article by NJspotlight.According to the research of Paul Tractenburg, a distinguished lawyer and professor at the Rutgers Law School—Newark, New Jersey has the third highest number of severely segregated schools in the nation.
Rutgers Speak Out gives students a non-judgemental platform to discuss controversial topics.
This past year, Newark was among a number of cities across the United States to experience the negative effects of water contamination, according to NJ Advance Media.
Despite freezing temperatures caused by the most recent polar vortex, the fall of 2016 is expected to remain warmer than in previous years.
An estimated 8 percent of millennials cast their votes for third-party candidates in the 2016 presidential election.
While millennials are often considered lazy and selfish, studies show the opposite may be true. Seventy percent of millennial employees spent at least an hour volunteering in 2014, according to the Millennial Impact.
Siqi Li, an international student from China who is pursuing a master’s degree in human resources at Rutgers, was diagnosed with Leukemia on Oct. 10.
A poll released early in November by the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics shows Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is highly unfavorable by the majority of New Jersey residents.