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Harry Belafonte and Susan Robeson came to Rutgers to talk about the legacy Paul Robeson — a musician, actor and civil rights activist who attended Rutgers until 1919. The actor was blacklisted during the McCarthy era for his outspoken political beliefs.
The University’s investment in the new performing arts center will allow for Mason Gross students to use the facilities for practice and performances. The school will be launching its musical theater program once construction is complete.
Justin Schulberg, the former president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA), gave his final address at the organization's meeting on Thursday night. The new board members were then sworn into office immediately after.
An estimated ten students gathered at The Yard and marched to Rutgers Hillel on Thursday night to protest comments made by the organization's director. The protest focused largely on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
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Last November, University President Robert Barchi announced that Chancellor Richard L. Edwards will step down after the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
The Rutgers community celebrates "Denim Day" with its first annual denim-based fashion show, dedicated to preventing sexual violence and showcasing self-expression for victims of sexual abuse.The inauguration of the worldwide initiative to prevent sexual violence was held at the College Avenue Student Center this past Tuesday night, showcasing strength in a community of sexual abuse advocates looking to further spread the message through fashion and interpersonal expression.
Every spring at Rutgers, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) hosts Islam Awareness week to engage with the larger Rutgers community and educate people about the Islamic religion and culture. The event is held this week in a large tent outside of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus and will continue until Friday.This year, Islam Awareness Week was organized by School of Arts and Sciences seniors Hadear Seliman and Reshma Vohra, and School of Arts and Sciences junior Habibah Arshad.“There are so many misconceptions, especially nowadays, in the media or anywhere else, about Islam and what it's portrayed as,” Seliman said.
The Rutgers University Programming Association's (RUPA) "Beats on the Banks" concert has paired the ballads of electronic dance music with students' love of the genre by presenting Blau and Baauer in concert this coming Friday night.The doors of the College Avenue Gymnasium will open at 7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, James T. Johnson, a recently retired Rutgers professor, spoke at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, at a conference about the concept of war and different historical and contemporary positions on military action and nonviolence. The conference, entitled “To Kill or Not to Kill: Just War or Nonviolence?” explored the historical and modern day context of just war, social justice and the future of peacebuilding, according to a University press release. The event was free and open to the public and about 200 audience members were in attendance.In 2001, the late Margaret F.
Rutgers’ Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui spoke about multiple issues and initiatives his department is addressing at the Rutgers University Student Assembly’s (RUSA) Town Hall meeting Tuesday night.Having assumed the role of vice chancellor just two years ago, this was Sifuentes-Jauregui’s first time speaking at a RUSA event.
Retired Rutgers professor James T. Johnson gave his lecture on Tuesday at a conference entitled "To Kill or Not to Kill: Just War or Nonviolence?" The event, which took place in New York, explored the concepts of peace and war.
Rutgers University Program Association (RUPA) will be holding its Beats on the Banks concert this Friday in the College Avenue Gymnasium. The event, which has already sold out its floor seats, will feature electronic music by Blau and Baauer.
DENIM DAY On Tuesday night, three Rutgers organizations held a Denim Day fashion show to combat misconceptions surrounding campus sexual assaults.
Through Friday, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) will continue hosting events, activities and discussions in the tent outside of Brower Commons on College Avenue campus for Islam Awareness Week.
The Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) spoke about his current projects at Rutgers University Student Assembly's (RUSA) Town Hall meeting on Tuesday night.
This past Sunday, Rutgers Hillel, located on the College Avenue campus, held their grand opening gala celebration.Samantha Brandspiegel, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and president of the Rutgers Hillel, was one of the students who spoke at the gala. “Rutgers Hillel is home to the largest undergraduate student body in America.
Students on the College Avenue campus will not have to wait much longer to get their hands on some of their favorite soups, salads and sandwiches from Panera Bread.As reported by The Daily Targum in January, the Missouri-based fast-casual dining chain reached a contract with Rutgers University just prior to the beginning of the spring semester. The new restaurant will be housed in the space adjacent to the Rutgers Student Center, which has recently been vacated by competing cafe Au Bon Pain after the University chose not to renew its lease.While there were no immediate plans for construction at the time, the renovations are now well underway, according to Matt Scobbie, senior real estate manager for Panera Bread. Scobbie said that while there is no set date for the store’s grand opening, the company is on track to have the restaurant open to the public sometime in May. Scobbie said that he is confident in this timeline and that he foresees no obstacles in the store’s opening.“There’s always risk involved in inspections, but other than that I don’t see us having any problems,” he said.The former Au Bon Pain space is receiving a complete top-to-bottom remodel before the new store’s grand opening next month, Scobbie said.