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Students had the chance to face their fears one dive at a time this past Friday at the annual "Tower Jump" at the Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus.Normally hosted in the beginning of April, the event allows students to take a chance jumping off of one of the three diving platforms in the Rutgers Aquatic Center, according to the Student Affairs site. Elizabeth Yarus, the aquatics coordinator, said they invite students once a year to jump off the different levels of towers.
Students looking to transfer into the Mason Gross School of the Arts may experience more difficulty graduating on time than students applying to other schools at Rutgers. Mason Gross serves as the hub for the visual, theater and music departments at Rutgers with roughly 785 undergraduate students participating in different programs of study, ranging from jazz to painting, according to Petersons.With an acceptance rate of 21 percent, Mason Gross is consistently one of the most selective schools at Rutgers.
The Rutgers Jewish community celebrated "Hillel Housewarming" Sunday with warm food and music as students enjoyed themselves and explored the facility.Oven-baked chocolate chip cookies and a congregation of students from the community filled the newly-constructed Hillel Center on the College Avenue campus.Students from all denominations of Judaism and other religions were welcomed to the facility that was equipped with a cafe, student study areas, prayer rooms and many more amenities.Samantha Brandspiegel, School of Arts and Sciences senior and president of the Hillel Student Board, said that they have had a building on College Avenue for some time but a few years back they realized they needed a larger space.They then got the ball rolling on the development of the new building, she said.Rutgers Hillel is a diverse Jewish community dedicated to exploring Judaism and everything it means to be Jewish.
Rutgers University may experience winter weather conditions differently across each of its five campuses.School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior and Meteorology Club President Britney Truempy said there really is not a telltale campus that experiences the worst snowfall, as each one experiences the weather differently.“It’s like when you were younger and would go to your friend’s house but they didn’t get as much snow as you because they were a few towns over,” she said.It really depends on each individual storm, Truempy said.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) brought focus to mental health issues on Thursday by curating a comprehensive list of suggestions to better serve students seeking help.The student-run town hall meeting was held at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.
When considering “the one percent” it is easy to imagine fast cars, big houses and extravagant Gatsby themed parties.
The Rutgers community celebrates the month of February as Heart Health Month, teaching students and faculty simple ways to help prevent heart disease and stay fit.As of 2011 heart disease has become the number one leading cause of death in the United States, killing upwards of 700,000 people annually.