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Only a week ago you could have found someone complaining about the terrible weather and the complete lack of preparedness surrounding it. My father spent 6 hours stuck on the road for what should have been a 20-minute drive. He was furious about it all. People went online to complain about buses getting into accidents and commuters having to traverse dangerous roads just so they would not have to miss class.
Rutgers has found that James Livingston, a professor in the Department of History, did not violate the University's Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment, following University President Robert L. Barchi calling on the Office of Employment Equity (OEE) to re-examine its original findings, according to The Daily Targum.
Mass shootings have become an affliction in this country. Just in the past 10 years, there have been dozens of horrendous gun attacks in the United States. The affliction goes way back, for at least people of my age — 30 and under — to 1999 in Columbine, Colo., in which two students Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18, killed 12 high school students and a teacher.
What is truth? In a postmodern era, there is profound skepticism toward reason, logic, knowledge and truth. Each individual has their own truth, which varies between different people or communities. Within this discussion, the concept of relativism, especially morality, is inevitable. Moral relativism is the philosophy that claims everything is relative because some people within different cultures and historical periods have disagreed about what is right and wrong, thus arguing that there are no objective moral values.
America has seen a decrease in socioeconomic mobility. There has been a decline in lifetime earnings mobility and an increase in probability that one will end where they started for every income group. Rutgers is joining 130 public colleges in an effort to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award significantly more degrees by 2025. In this day and age, a college education is arguably more important than ever. We laurel Rutgers’ commitment to confront the pressing issue of mobility in America.
On the Nov. 3 episode of the famed skit comedy Saturday Night Live (SNL), comedian Pete Davidson, in a series of light-hearted roasts, made a misstep. Prefacing his joke by noting that Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw had, “lost his eye in war or whatever.” Pete joked that the politician looked like “a hit man in a porno movie.”
University President Robert L. Barchi will not be known in history for the reuniting of Rutgers University with its medical school or the new construction or administrative improvements. He will be known as the college president who ended college football where it began. This did not happen all at once. The first steps were taken before he became president, another was made early on in his term and the final step will be made next week.
The current dilemma at hand is people on Earth taking advantage of the planet through disgusting living habits and abuse of our natural resources.
Global warming has now evolved to a point of mass destruction on our planet. The atmosphere has become not only warmer in its climate, but the effects are taking huge tolls on our wildlife across the globe.
It can go without saying that the United States has a serious gun-violence issue. Every year more than 36,000 people are killed by gunshots in this country, which makes gun violence one of the leading causes of death.
Welcome to this week’s, “What Kaan Jon finds wrong now," where I inevitably discuss a flaw that is often overlooked. Today’s topic: supplements. Also known as the holy grail of getting fit quick, from your creatine shakes to your whey protein isolate, yet most people do not realize just how dangerous and short-term these stimulants are.
A couple of days ago, I finally picked up a new (to me) GTX 1080 graphics card to replace my long obsolete GTX 780Ti in my PC, and what a world of difference the additional VRAM makes. I had picked up an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) headset a couple of years ago when they were first released. The headset did not work very well with my 780Ti, but it ran games nonetheless, and I was deeply impressed. Even with a choppy frame rate, VR is an incredibly immersive experience, one that everyone should try as soon as they can.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for gun rights. On Nov. 7, in response to medical proponents of gun control, it tweeted, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, but, the medical community seems to have consulted NO ONE but themselves.”
In her column last week, Malaika Jawed, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, astutely outlined the situation now facing our aging nation-states. As detailed in that article, the global population is becoming increasingly mobile, meaning that more people are immigrants to the places where they now live. While advances in transportation technology made this mobility possible, advances in telecommunications technology have allowed people to remain virtually immersed in their native culture — or any other culture, for that matter — from afar, presenting an alternative to assimilation.
A recent Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) Town Hall was focused on sexual violence and education. Four panelists, who are leaders in Rutgers’ sexual violence education and support community, were brought in to discuss the issues on how to mitigate the occurrence of sexual assault. Brady Root, the prevention education coordinator at the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, said in an interview with The Daily Targum that the ultimate goal of her office is to eradicate sexual violence before it occurs.
While countries around the globe have moved toward authoritarianism and the trend of democracy continues to decline, it would be naïve to neglect America’s role and the inches it has moved, as well. According to Freedom House, the suppression of journalists and independent news media is at its worst point in 13 years.
Though Democrats have not yet taken their position as the majority party in the lower chamber of Congress, President Donald J. Trump’s recent attacks against the media, election integrity and birthright citizenship spark a need for unified opposition in Washington, D.C. While Democrats were ultimately successful in riding historical precedent and anti-Trump sentiment to a majority in the House of Representatives, a coherent national message is essential if they plan on taking back the White House.
There should be something deep inside of a human being that causes one to stand for a belief — an indescribable emotion that makes one's chest cave in at the thought of injustice or the desire to fight the unfinished battles of those who came before. Something that reminds us of our humanity as well as our responsibility to society
During Tuesday’s midterm elections, Florida voted “yes” on Amendment 4. The amendment will restore the right to vote to the vast majority of the state’s approximately 1.5 million felons. Prior to this change, Floridian citizens convicted of felonies had to apply by petition to vote again after serving their sentences or otherwise receive a pardon by the governor. These felony disenfranchisement laws in Florida have disproportionately affected people of color, and for that reason we laurel the Floridian electorate for taking a big step in making our country a fairer place.
Gwarosa, is a Korean term that denotes one of the most harrowing epidemics prevalent in South Korean society: overworking. According to recent statistics quoted by The New York Times, South Koreans work an outstanding 240 more hours per year, or an extra month of 8-hour work days, than Americans do. Furthermore, the average number of hours a week South Koreans worked last year came to approximately 38.9 hours, making South Korea the country with the longest work hours among the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, rivaled only by Mexico.
With the multi-directional flow of immigration all over the world, economic, political and socio-cultural transnationalism is diminishing the effect of border-bound national identity. The experiences of 258 million people and those who directly/indirectly interact with these people are based on hybrid identities due to transnationalism.