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The University’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) work on College Avenue has been completed, but planning and construction of future transportation improvements will continue.Work right now is ongoing by the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering building, which includes the construction of a new segment of campus roadway that is part of the proposed Busch Loop Road, said Assistant Director of Rutgers Public and Media Relations Neal Buccino.
The demand for mental health services on college campuses has increased in recent years, according to a USA Today College article.According to the 2014-2015 report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, as cited in the article, between 2009 and 2015 college enrollment rose by 5.6%, the number of students seeking mental health services rose by 29.6% and the number actually attending appointments went up by 38.4%.Every year the Center for Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at Rutgers is also tasked with an ever increasing influx of students requesting mental health services, said Keisha Dabrowski, special assistant to the vice chancellor at Rutgers.“In the 2016-2017 academic year, CAPS offered nearly 30,000 visits serving over 4,000 students.
As many students are informed on move-in day, certain dormitory and department buildings at Rutgers University contain asbestos — a material that, if disturbed, can cause lung cancer and numerous other health problems. These buildings include the Quads on Livingston campus, part of the Gibbons complex, Demarest Hall, Katzenbach Hall, Lippincott Hall, Nicholas Hall and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.Neal Buccino, the assistant director of public relations for the University, said many of the buildings on campus that contain asbestos were constructed prior to 1980.“The mere presence of asbestos is not hazardous, so long as the material is intact and undisturbed.
The policy upheld by Rutgers Health Services regarding doctor's notes is meant to keep students from visiting centers for the sole purpose of getting out of class, but some professors still require written verification for excused absences.
The number of students utilizing the resources offered by CAPS has increased dramatically over the course of the last year, with more than 4,000 students making appointments. Attendance for group sessions has also increased by 16 percent.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Republican New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno addresses a gathering of supporters as she announces her candidacy for governor in Keansburg, N.J. New Jersey voters go to the polls Nov. 7 to elect the Republican incumbent’s successor, and neither of the top-party nominees, Democrat Phil Murphy and Guadagno, carries the kind of national profile that Gov. Chris Christie had since he first won statewide office in 2009. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Many fully-inhabited dormitories and department buildings at Rutgers, including the Livingston Quads, Demarest Hall and Katzenbach Hall contain asbestos in their ceilings. Asbestos, now known to be a leading cause of lung cancer, was popularly used for insulation after World War II.
Rutgers University's Transportation Master Plan, which will be implemented over the course of the next decade, includes plans for 9 new parking decks, various maintenance projects and streets with improved circulation.
Victims of the American economic depression and other similar cross-cultural tragedies have their struggles reimagined through documentary photography at the new Zimmerli Art Museum exhibit."Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography" showcases the subjective nature of documentary photography in an era dominated by the social aspects of photography, said Theresa Watson, the communications coordinator at the Zimmerli Art Museum.On Sept.
As the conversation about climate change reaches a fever pitch in the United States, the Rutgers Climate Institute is turning words into action. In July, the U.S.
Over a year after its creation, The Rutgers Student Food Pantry located at 39 Union St. on College Avenue continues to operate successfully and provide items for food insecure students. The pantry bank mostly operates on donations and contains a variety of foods including pasta and canned meats and soups.
On Thursday, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille in North Brunswick will be hosting an all-day fundraiser for “Into the Light,” a charity event organized by the Mazzini sisters — Sophia, a Rutgers Business School sophomore and Artemis, a School of Arts and Sciences senior.The Greene Turtle's fundraiser will run from 11 a.m.
Rutgers Business School was ranked among top 10 schools with the most diverse faculty in the United States, according to a survey conducted as a part of the Ph.D. Project, a project run by KPMG Foundation.The survey covers the current academic year and it showed that, of the most diverse departments, North Carolina A&T had 22 black, Hispanic or Native American professors on faculty.
As part of the "Into the Light" campaign for suicide awareness, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar in North Brunswick will be donating 20 percent of its profits to charity today. The event runs frun 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and was coordinated by two Rutgers students.
A little over a year ago, Rutgers created a food pantry to help students who could not consistently afford to eat. The pantry provides non-perishable food and more.
A new exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum entitled "Subjective Objective" explores the role of individual perception on documentary photography throughout history. The exhibit opened on Sept. 5 and includes over 200 photographs, alongside magazine spreads and videography.
A recent study found the Rutgers Business School had one of the top 10 most diverse faculties in the country. The University ranked 4th, behind North Carolina, Howard University and Florida A&M.
Recently, The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Rutgers a grant that would allow the University to conduct climate change outreach in agricultural areas. The program would educate farmers on ways to handle climate-change related weather changes while also building support around initiatives.
With the destruction of Hurricane Irma just recently being evaluated along the western Florida border, it is beginning to dissipate and move toward the East Coast, including New Jersey.Although New Jersey is expected to get no major fallout, Hurricane Irma — now a “post-tropical cyclone” — is expected to pose a major threat to the currents and tides along the Garden State."Dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions" exist for New Jersey’s beaches throughout the week, according to NJ Advanced Media.While the precipitation might be minimal, the coastal effects will still greatly affect any swimmers or surfers.
In a time when the nation seems to be at its most divided, one man is on a journey to extinguish social and political fears and promote unity.A little over a month ago, Liam Burnell, the author of Take Courage America, embarked on foot from Maine down the East Coast, aiming to meet and talk to as many people from as many different backgrounds as possible to promote his book.