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A new campaign, the #RUIDProject was introduced to the Rutgers community this past summer to promote a more inclusive environment on campus. According to the Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives page on the Rutgers Student Affairs website, the campaign seeks to reinforce a “learning environment that serves as a melting pot of ideas and cultures ... to enhance cross-cultural understanding, break down stereotypes, improve self awareness and prepare our students to be stronger, richer and more dynamic citizens.”Much of the initiative is focused on emphasizing each individual’s right to be a member of the University.
Today, Rutgers took another step forward in the Scarlet and Black Project by officially dedicating three campus landmarks to Black historical figures who are often overlooked in the University's history. The facilities being dedicated are the James Dickson Carr Library, Sojourner Truth Apartments and Will’s Way, said University spokesperson Neal Buccino in an email.The dedication ceremony kicked off at 11 a.m.
The purpose of the Scarlet and Black initiative is to shine a light on parts of the University’s history that are often overlooked. Today’s ceremony at the Sojourner Truth Apartments recognized the official renaming of three Rutgers landmarks.
Rutgers is promoting a new inclusion campaign that focuses on fostering a more complete sense of community on campus. One component of the campaign is a literary and photographic initiative entitled the #RUIDProject.
The Japanese Visual Culture Association is a Rutgers club for fans of anime, live action Japanese movies and other aspects of Japanese culture.The club meets every Friday night, and the main event of the meeting is the viewing of a selection of anime episodes.
Nearly 59 percent of Rutgers students graduate in four years and 80.2 percent graduate in six, according to Courtney McAnuff, the vice president of Enrollment Management at Rutgers.McAnuff broke the numbers down by demographics and said that in six years, 70 percent of Hispanic students will graduate, 81 percent of white students, more than 80 percent of Asian students and more than 70 pecent of Black students will all receive their degree.These numbers are all above the national average for public universities, which reflects well on the Rutgers student body, McAnuff said.“New Brunswick is really selective and many of our students work, very few can afford to go full time without other income, so this reflects really well on the students here,” he said.McAnuff said that financial issues are what get a lot of Rutgers students in trouble, and many students are not aware of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirement, and the consequences that dropping a lot of classes could have.“Satisfactory Academic Progress is a requirement for all students receiving federal, state or University assistance while enrolled at Rutgers.
The Rutgers doubleheader originally slated to take place in Yankee Stadium will now occur at High Point Solutions Stadium.The "Battle in the Bronx," set to take place Nov.
An extended postseason run by the Yankees has pushed "Battle in the Bronx" to Highpoint Solutions Stadium. The University doubleheader is now set for Nov. 4 with kickoff at 3:30 p.m.
Rutgers’ federal funding for research and development eclipses that of all other state colleges, with a budget of approximately $658 million, according to the University's website.
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to the RWJBarnabas Health website. In a joint effort to battle breast cancer, The Yard @ College Avenue was donned in pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month along with other sponsors.
This midterm season, organizations around Rutgers University are hosting events and giving out tips to help students de-stress during exams.The Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), has a page on their website dedicated to tips on how to prepare for exams and cope with academic pressure.
Approximately 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime, according to the Rutgers Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA).Brady Root, the prevention education coordinator of the VPVA, said the office exists to provide support to and stand alongside victims of sexual violence regardless of how they choose to proceed.“Our goal is that you shouldn’t have to feel alone like you’re being questioned and have no one on your side.
Students helped tackle the buildup of trash off campus during the Homecoming Community Clean Up this past Sunday. The event, along with other community initiatives coordinated by Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, highlighted environmental issues surrounding the University.This year’s cleanup drew 70 students from across the University to the Honors College.
Earlier today, students discovered a series of recruitment posters for the white supremacist group Identity Evropa plastered on University buildings.Photographed on the College Avenue, Douglass and Livingston campuses, these flyers featured the phrase “Our Generation, Our Future, Our Last Chance,” with the organization’s name dominating the bottom third of the page. The flyers are the same ones that prompted a heated protest at New York University in late September. Identity Evropa is a relatively new "alt-right" organization with direct ties to the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville this August, which ended in violence.
The flyer above, which was created by white-supremacist group Identify Evropa, was found on Livingston campus earlier today.
This past Sunday, 60 students from across the University and the Honors College helped better New Brunswick by participating in the Homecoming Community Clean Up. This event, in addition to other initiatives coordinated by Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, highlighted environmental issues surrounding the University.