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BETTER BUS STOP: After students presented a bill for a safer and more accessible bus stop, the University announced this week that the Katzenbach bus stop will be moved to a better location near the crosswalk at Ryder’s Lane. The quality of the bus stop itself apparently isn’t going to change much, but we can still give the University this laurel for responding to student concerns and taking steps to make our campus safer.
This week, another instance of money for Hurricane Sandy relief being used for unrelated purposes came to light. We’re sorry to say that we really aren’t even surprised anymore. $4.8 million of Sandy Relief money went into funding a luxury apartment complex here in New Brunswick, according to an NBC I-Team investigation.
Yesterday, the Board of Governors met to vote on the final version of the Rutgers’ Strategic Plan that University President Robert L. Barchi has been working on since he arrived here in 2012. Naturally, we’re pretty interested in seeing how this is all going to play out.
Super Bowl XLVIII was the most anticipated event of the year, and we were especially excited about it since it took place right here in East Rutherford, New Jersey. We are very proud that the Rutgers University marching band had the opportunity to perform at the pregame event. Those of us who couldn’t care less about American football still watched it for the commercials and the half-time show.
FRATERNITY FUNDRAISING: Rutgers University is known for its many fraternities and sororities, but greek life doesn’t always get a good rep. Just this month, the Delta Upsilon Fraternity raised more $14,000 for its charity organization, Global Service Initiative. The money was raised through a meal swipes donation program, where students could donate.
The Rutgers men’s basketball roster is definitely underachieving in head coach Eddie Jordan’s first year with the program. Although the team was picked last place in the AAC preseason poll, it was hardly due to a lack of talent. It’s because several players underachieved. The team failed to put together many complete games the year before and the Mike Rice incident is a lot to move on from.
Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I’ll throw you off this f-----g balcony.” This was the reaction of Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., to a question from a reporter, Mike Scotto, about the recent controversy surrounding the arrest of one of his campaign fundraisers.
Julie Hermann will be the second female athletic director in Big Ten history, the first woman in the position at Rutgers and one of the only openly gay women in her field. This past September, there was a lot of controversy surrounding Hermann because of Jevon Tyree’s decision to quit the football team after claiming that the assistant coach at the time, Dave Cohen, had verbally abused him.
While anticipation builds around the world for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, much of Brazil’s population is up in arms against its government. This past weekend, more than 2,000 people took to the streets to call for a boycott of the World Cup, protesting the government’s extravagant spending on stadium complexes despite the fact that schools, hospitals and slums across the country are literally decaying from neglect.
Just in case the National Security Agency didn’t creep us out enough already, here’s something else: It has a website aimed at educating kids about the NSA’s goals through interactive games and cartoon characters. In between all the code-breaking puzzles and NSA-themed coloring pages, kids can click on a link to learn how to get involved in the NSA.
EQUAL EDUCATION: Rutgers recently announced a new agreement that allows students at the County College of Morris to earn a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers. Education should be a right, and we’re proud that our University is taking this step to make it more accessible. This laurel goes to Rutgers for upholding the values of an affordable education for all.
So it turned out that a lot of us spent the first day of the semester snowed out of class. Frankly, we were initially pretty shocked that classes were even cancelled — it’s more than we’ve gotten used to expecting from Rutgers. After all, this is a university that remained open with no announcements of closing up until the day before Hurricane Sandy wrecked New Jersey last year.
We’re really glad that this whole Bridgegate fiasco came to light before our term as the Targum editorial board came to an end. With all the damn editorials we have written about Hurricane Sandy relief over the past year, all the pieces we’ve had to deal with hailing Gov. Chris Christie as some kind of hero, it’s pretty poetic that we’ve now come full circle with all the revelations that were made over winter break.
Student debt is a major issue facing the nation. According to The Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access & Success, New Jersey ranks just below the national average, checking in at eighth place nationally. The average student loan debt of college graduates in 2012 increased to $29,400. New Jersey’s average was slightly less at a whopping $29,287.
Well, well, well. Another scandal at Rutgers is in the midst of forming. Or is it? According to an article recently published by the New York Times, former director of career services Richard White was fired shortly after Gregory Jackson, now the University president’s chief of staff, wrote a negative appraisal in regards to White’s performance at work.
Ranking this year’s Rutgers football senior class was relatively difficult, and not because there were too many good players to choose from. After seven Scarlet Knights were drafted into the NFL last April, Rutgers’ latest graduating class is one of the least productive in recent memory. Not a single member looks to be a definitive selection in next year’s draft, let alone projects to have a career in the league.
RISK FREE RUTGERS: While the sports scandals at Rutgers have been destroying the reputation of the University over the past year, a new risk management system is being set up. We laurel the efforts of the University for attempting to identify potential risks of problems before they escalate.
University President Robert L. Barchi has made it pretty clear that for the future of Rutgers, bigger is better. We have a lot of potential, but there are only certain sacrifices that we can afford to make as we expand — and the quality and working conditions of our faculty definitely cannot be one of them. Barchi addressed the strengths and weaknesses of the University at the Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night.
Oh goodness gracious, how can we possibly be ranked number three on a list of the five states that curse the most in the nation? Golly gee, New Jersey! Is this really happening? What has this world come to? Maybe if Marchex, the technology company that performed the study, took into f------ account that we are a state of commuters, that we can get seasonally depressed and work really f------ hard to afford to live in this motherf----- state, the study could have been more accurate to say the least. A------s.
Would you marry a sorority girl? Recently, the Facebook timelines and Twitter feeds of many students have been engulfed in the argument. Blogger Natalie Anastasia posted a rebuttal to EliteDaily.com’s assertion that you should never marry a sorority girl on Nov. 28.