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Established in 1977, the Latin Images Living-Learning Community, one of many learning communities on campus, provides an opportunity for all students to immerse themselves in Latin American history and culture through academic, social and cultural activities.“I saw Latin Images as an opportunity to explore more of my family's own history, along with the history, beliefs and traditions of fellow peers, who all had their own unique upbringings,” said Darlene Noristz, a member of the community and a Rutgers School of Nursing sophomore.
Every weekend, the Rutgers Naturalist Club gives students an opportunity to get away from urban New Brunswick and enjoy nature.James Duffy, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior, is the club's secretary.
The Rutgers Actuarial Club is committed to guiding students in the right direction to obtain a career as an actuary through Rutgers. Actuaries use statistics and financial theory to evaluate the likelihood of certain events and manage risk, helping companies plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Aspiring actuaries at Rutgers should obtain strong quantitative and problem-solving skills through University courses.Actuaries are needed in many different types of institutions ranging from insurance companies, banks and universities, according to the club's website.The Rutgers Actuarial Club holds weekly meetings on Thursdays at 8:15 p.m.
From the basements of Central Avenue to the classrooms of Milledoler Hall, the Rutgers University poetry scene has expanded its influence to the student body.Several student-run poetry organizations on campus, like the Huntington Poetry Club and Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective, focus their meetings off of the encouragement of self-expression.
Jeffra Schaefer, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, has taken part in important research regarding the effects of climate change.She recently helped co-author a research paper investigating the effects of climate change on the bioaccumulation of methylmercury in coastal estuaries.Mercury is toxic in all forms but it is the methylmercury found in marine life that poses the greatest risk to humanity, Schaefer said.
A unit within the Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers Makerspace, employs an inclusive environment for students and community members to make their projects a reality. Recently, a club was created to utilize the Makerspace facility and expand its outreach.“We’ve had over 500 students in this building just this semester,” said Lee Pagenkopf, program coordinator at the Rutgers Center of for Innovation Education. It is only a few weeks into the semester and the group already has more attendance than during the fall semester, he said.The Makerspace student club meets every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Last weekend, the Omega Phi Chi sorority held a retreat for female leaders, which aimed to support Rutgers women and promote solutions to prominent social issues.Mason Gross School of the Arts junior Asia Dockery ran the event and said that the goal was to empower women and provide them with tools to be better leaders. Dockery has been in the Omega Phi Chi sorority since the Spring 2016 semester and she is currently the public relations chair.Omega Phi Chi was founded in 1988 at Rutgers to represent females from diverse backgrounds. According to the site for the national organization, the overall purpose of the sorority is to promote unity among all women.The idea for the summit was first proposed by a member of the group in December to provide a platform for speakers to address Rutgers women, Dockery said.While Omega Phi Chi organized the event, the Asian-American sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi also helped, acting as the event’s co-sponsor and co-marketer.All of the students at the conference were considered campus leaders, Dockery said. One of those speakers, School of Arts and Sciences senior Chelsie Riche, shared her experiences studying abroad in South Africa, emphasizing differences she saw in education based on class and race as well as the need to make lasting change. “For the overall Rutgers community there are limitations.
KnightTRAK, an anonymous text-message system, aims to help students safely plan their drinking habits.The system encourages students to monitor their alcohol consumption and to reduce high-risk consumption, said Tanisha Riley, a Rutgers health education specialist.KnightTRAK is a 12-week program that works by sending students text messages on Thursdays asking if they intend to drink over the weekend, Riley said.
On Jan. 4, the internationally recognized Jordanian film, "3000 Nights," was screened in the Busch Student Center and was attended by over 50 Rutgers students, staff members and alumni.The film was selected by Jordan to represent their country at the 89th Academy Awards, and by the Palestinian Authority as their entry in this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
It is something every Rutgers student desires, yet very few actually achieve — the No.1 lottery number in the annual housing lottery.Despite the rarity of receiving the first spot, many students still yearn for it every year.
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.