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The Red Cross Club is an organization dedicated to promoting the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and hopes to act as an important service tool in the Rutgers community. The Rutgers organization aims to be an extension of the national organization, said Anna Chen, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and the club’s president.The American Red Cross is a national organization dedicated to helping communities across the globe.
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 Mason Gross Student Governing Association (MGSGA) fights for Mason Gross students in every way imaginable, from creating school-wide programs to increasing their visibility.The governing association's primary goal is to represent students by serving as their voice when they communicate with Rutgers faculty, said Brianna Tagliaferro, a Mason Gross School of the Arts senior and the current president of the organization.The organization is divided into five departments, each of which represents a specific major or majors in the school.
When a Rutgers graduate student found himself at a financial standstill in his educational career, he turned to crowdsourcing for help.School of Arts and Sciences senior Matthew Menchaca registered, attended and completed all of his classes, but he was unable to graduate because he could not pay his tuition, according to his GoFundMe page. With the help of various donors, Matthew Menchaca was able to pay his tuition for the semester.“It helped a lot, it really helped allow me to graduate,” Matthew Menchaca said.
While the dance and cheerleading teams are a staple of University sporting events, Rutgers teams took a break from their classes this past weekend to head down to Orlando, Florida to compete in the UCA & UDA College National Cheerleading and Dance Team Championships hosted by Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports.Last weekend, the Rutgers University Spirit Program Dance Team competed against 30 universities to earn fifth place in the Pom competition and sixth in Jazz, while the All Girls Cheerleading Team placed 13th in Division 1A-All Girl, according to cheerdaily.com.Christine Zoffinger, director of the Rutgers Spirit Program and head coach of the dance team, said the competition is very tough.“There are over 100 dance teams across three divisions and the teams are made up of some of the best dancers from each state,” Zoffinger said.Each routine is two minutes long and judged on technical skills, synchronization and performance.
Traveling during winter recess can pose a financial burden to college students, so some students utilized Rutgers-sponsored programs and other cost reducing methods to travel abroad.Rutgers Global Brigades is a branch of a student-led organization with memberships spanning through North American and European universities, according to its website.Through this organization, students research, design and construct solutions to problems in the developing world, according to the website.
Students take a wide variety of information into account when deciding which courses and sections to register for. As a whole, Rutgers administrators evaluate the quality of teachers and courses using an electronic survey called the Student Instructional Rating Survey (SIRS) that was developed by staff at the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research.But students tend to utilize other resources as well. One popular website that is used to evaluate courses and instructors is Rate My Professors, where users can view profiles of professors that have been generated through various reviews and ratings.
Increasing communication, awareness and education are just a few of the ways the Active Minds at Rutgers is working to change the conversation about mental health on campus.The purpose of the group is to promote mental wellness and to ensure that those struggling with mental health are aware that they are not alone, said Austin Wong, president of Active Minds and a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior. “It is especially important to be aware of mental wellness because college stressors definitely play a part in students’ overall well-being," Wong said.Active Minds at Rutgers serves as a liaison between students and the mental health community by providing information about available resources, according to the organization's website.“During club meetings, I usually brief members on upcoming events that they can participate in.
While Rutgers students may be accustomed to the cold winters and constant traffic in New Jersey, these factors may have contributed to the influx of the population that left the state last year. New Jersey had a 63 percent outbound population in 2016, tied with New York, according to United Van Lines 40th Annual National Movers Study. Connecticut and Pennsylvania followed closely behind with 60 and 56 percent, respectively.“Frankly, it’s quite understandable,” said Chakeema Cruickshank, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore.Most of those who left the state reported doing so for employment, according to the study.This year’s data reflects retirees’ location preferences as well.
Rutgers Speak Out gives students a non-judgemental platform to discuss controversial topics.
For many out-of-state students, coming to Rutgers means experiencing the frustration of Route 18 rush-hour traffic and enjoying their first Wawa sub.
In November, an English professor at Rutgers-Newark was one of seven authors from around the world to be recognized by the Lannan Foundation.
Much like a heated kernel, local non-profit group "Popcorn for the People" is looking to expand. And one club at Rutgers hopes to help.
The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) hopes to bring its campaign of encouraging students to "shatter the stereotypes about what young women believe today" to Rutgers starting next semester.
Two Rutgers psychological organizations have joined efforts to promote psychological opportunities for Rutgers students.
Two different bacteria may soon be used to fight drug-resistant pathogens, helping treat infections that are currently very difficult to manage.Daniel Kadouri, researcher with the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, is studying the clinical application of predatory bacteria that could potentially fight their drug-resistant counterparts.
At Rutgers, the Fusion Club rises to the occasion of blending cultures and races.
Rutgers alumnus Bob Oliver of the Class of 1981 has been named to Ebony Magazine’s 2016 Power 100.
In celebration of 60 years at Rutgers University, the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi gathered with alumni to connect and share stories earlier this month.
Younger does not always mean healthier, at least when it comes to the increasing rates of strokes among adults. A Rutgers study shows the rate of strokes more than doubled among Generation X — people born between 1965 and 1974 — and declined for individuals over age 55.