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Following Colorado’s 2012 decision to legalize recreational marijuana, a nationwide initiative prompted states to reconsider the parameters that dictate cannabis use.
Paul Robeson, from the Class of 1919, is one of Rutgers’ most distinguished alumni. In his honor, the Paul Robeson Leadership Institute (PRLI) and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) were founded at Rutgers University to honor his fight to achieve equality for marginalized groups in the country and all around the world.The PRLI is a program Rutgers introduced last year that molds first-year, first-generation college students into leaders in their community.
Despite hundreds of challenges per year to censor books, only about 10 percent actually end up getting censored. This is mostly thanks to events like Rutgers’ "Banned Books Week," which aims to celebrate the freedom to read.The event aims to highlight the importance of access to information, according to the site.
Inside the drawing room of the historic Eagleton Institute of Politics, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy greeted a packed room of students, reporters and community members.
Democratic candidate Phil Murphy held a gubernatorial Town Hall meeting at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on Cook campus. His opponent, Kim Guadagno, backed out of a similar event that was set to take place on Thursday night.
Rutgers professors have brought up questions regarding the increased potency of marijuana and the lack of research on its neurological and physical effects.
Over the course of the last week, Rutgers recognized Banned Books Week with giveaways, performances and exhibits on campus. The goal of the event was to draw attention to the dangers of censorship while encouraging students to read freely.
The Paul Robeson Leadership Institute (PRLI) is a program that helps first-generation students at Rutgers to assume leadership positions. The institute was established last year with the goal of empowering historically marginalized demographics.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly’s (RUSA) full-body meeting on Thursday, Sept.
The front of the College Avenue Student Center is decorated this week with an isolated segment of wall scrawled with obscenities and racist and sexist comments.
Campus MovieFest (CMF) is trying out a new look for their 17th annual tour.CMF, which is the world’s largest student film festival, began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week.Sponsored by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and CMF, the event is part of a national competition among universities across the U.S.. Past winners of the event have earned over $2 million in prizes.Julia Howard is the marketing coordinator at CMF and works in the main office in Atlanta.
Rutgers Professor Francisco Javier Diez-Garias is soaring to new heights after the launch of his latest project — the Naviator submersible drone. The Naviator is the first unmanned aerial-underwater vehicle of its kind and can transition from water to air seamlessly.Diez, a renowned professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been crafting this invention for nearly five years.
Campus MovieFest provides students all over the United States with the necessary equipment to film their own movies in the span of a week. Past winners of the event have earned over $2 million in prizes and had the chance to screen their work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Created by Rutgers professor Francisco Javier Diez, The Naviator is a drone that can travel both underwater and in the air. Diez hatched the idea in 2012.
At their meeting last Thursday, the Rutgers University Student Assembly held a Mental Health Town Hall. Speakers at the event discussed resources available to students as well as new initiatives on campus related to mental health.
Organized by the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, the Wall of Prejudice aims to bring awareness to the community about the existing racism that many Rutgers students experience. Students can write slurs they have heard on the wall, which will be destroyed on Friday.
The Downtown Printing Center is celebrating 40 years of helping Rutgers and the local New Brunswick community.Juan E.
A Rutgers professor unearthed a 13-million-year-old infant ape skull in Kenya, set to go on display at the Rutgers Geology Museum early next year. A high-quality replica of the infant ape skull will go on display Jan.
Ninety percent of New Jerseyans believe that receiving arts education in the classroom is important, according to the Arts Ed NJ poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics.According to the poll, half or more of residents believe arts education is just as important as other subjects, including English language arts at 53 percent, science at 50 percent, social studies at 56 percent, computer science at 49 percent, health and physical education at 56 percent and world languages at 54 percent.The poll was carried out through telephone surveys, and 714 interviews were conducted and completed among adults in New Jersey, said Ashley Koning, manager of the Rutgers-Eagleton poll.“Rutgers-Eagleton polls are our statewide public opinion polls of New Jersey, which we’ve been doing since 1971.
This Sunday, New Brunswick celebrated its annual "Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race" by the waterfront in Boyd Park with environmental advocacy, live music, arts and fundraising.