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There are more than 20 eateries on campus that offer a wide
range of foods, but finding a meal that is both healthy and
inexpensive could prove difficult for some students. Among food
vendors on campus, those with higher fat and caloric content are
generally cheaper than those with lower caloric content. For
example, an Au Bon Pain chicken cobb salad with avocado has 410
calories, 24 grams of fat and 10 grams of saturated fat, according
to the restaurant’s website.
The Center for Latino Arts and Culture explored social themes
found in city life on Friday when it screened the movie “Money
Matters” at the Douglass Campus Center. Ryan Richmond, the film’s
director, said the idea behind the movie first came to him during
his time as a college student. The story gained a popular
following, inspiring him to extend it out into a feature-length
film. “The movie started as a seven-minute short film while I was
studying at New York University,” Richmond said.
Students and faculty gathered yesterday to find ways to produce
plants with healthy roots.The Department of Landscape Architecture hosted the “Harvard Soils
Project” at the Douglass Campus Center, yesterday to learn about
ways to maintain soil organically while preserving the appearance
of the land.Balancing the soil involves certain planting methods, proper
preparation, and pruning techniques, said Eric Fleisher, director
of Horticulture at Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.
While sitting with University students last night, Kathryn Ott,
assistant professor of Christian social ethics at Drew University,
discussed the dynamic relationship between sex and Christianity.
Over tea and cookies in the dining room at the Trinity house on the
College Avenue campus, Ott framed the talk around two so-called
“myths” of sexuality, including “hook-up culture” and planned
Through food, film and speakers, the Palestine Children’s Relief
Fund showcased Middle Eastern culture yesterday in the Rutgers
Student Center on the College Avenue campus.
The Middle Eastern Cultural Festival included film screenings, a
market and guest lectures in an effort to draw attention to the
lack of medical care available to children in Lebanon, Palestine
and Syria in a non-political manner, said Abdul Khan, PCRF
The Women Farmers Project, a program launched in part by a
University professor, centers on training Turkish women how to grow
Examining the concepts of life and death, New Brunswick
residents celebrated El Día de los Muertos, “The Day of the Dead,”
Friday evening during an art exhibit at the First Reformed
Church.The exhibition was organized by Raíces Cultural Center, a nonprofit
organization that seeks to preserve Latin-American culture, to shed
light on the lack of respect ancestors are given in today’s
culture, Co-Director Francisco Gómez said.
In my personal experience, the eating culture in America is
quite different from the eating culture in Europe. It isn’t so much
about the dishes on the Old Continent or the traditional ways of
preparing them then it is about the ways of eating. They just take
much more pleasure in eating than Americans do. There is a balance
between the way they eat, their attitude toward food and the
rigidity of meal times — that is to say, fast food at any point of
the day isn’t a regularity.
New Brunswick is home to 50,000 residents. The Latino population
accounts for 40 percent of the New Brunswick population in
comparison to an average of 13 percent in other New Jersey cities,
according to the United States Census Bureau.To serve this community, New Brunswick hosts a number of Latino
groups to spread their culture and further organizational works
promoting issues surrounding education, healthcare, immigration and
civil rights for immigrants, said William Ayala, Executive Director
of the Latino Health Institute associated with the Latino