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Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill on Feb. 6 approving a reduction in the number of voting members serving on the Rutgers Board of Trustees, removing 13 positions concurrently serving the Board of Governors and five additional trustee positions through attrition.The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly voted in favor of restructuring the Board of Trustees in mid-December with the approval of both of the University’s governing boards on Dec. 18, according to a previous article in The Daily Targum.
University administrators presented ideas for new housing programs at a Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting more than a week ago. Now, they are shedding light on how Rutgers plans to launch them.At a time when continuing students are planning where to live next fall, administrators from the offices of Residence Life and Student Affairs are sharing information about the new housing lottery, as well as a new branch for off-campus student affairs.
While it might be considered common knowledge that Rutgers is New Jersey’s premier public research institution, the University is now reaching out to build partnerships in the private sector.
It is certainly no secret that many Rutgers students enjoy partying. University faculty members are now weighing in on the actual science of what happens on most “thirsty Thursdays.” In light of a recent online trend concerning campus lifestyle across the United States, Rutgers professors are explaining whether present-day college students are actually part of the “Blackout Generation” of alcohol consumers.
Following his return from London on Tuesday, University President Robert L. Barchi is voicing his opinion on the moral obligation to vaccinate in the wake of a controversial debate.Barchi said he has faith in the efficacy and benefit of vaccinating children, and supports it on a broad scale.
In a recent social experiment, Beth Breslaw decided to test physical displays of male privilege in a public space by “manslamming” on New York City sidewalks.Breslaw, who graduated from Rutgers in 2012, decided to walk down busy city sidewalks without moving out the way and discovered men were generally not willing to step aside in the same way women were.
Ever since social networking sites became widely popular in the mid-2000s, many claimed digital technology use leads to higher stress. But a new study conducted by faculty members in the Department of Communication found this might not be the case.The study released findings on social media and stress in a report titled “Social Media and the Cost of Caring,” co-authored by Keith Hampton, associate professor, Weixu Lu, graduate fellow, and Inyoung Shin, doctoral fellow in the Department of Communication.
Federal student aid, off-campus housing and the on-campus housing lottery are just a few matters that have concerned students at the beginning of this semester. The Rutgers University Student Assembly held its first bi-weekly meeting of the spring semester last night at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.
“Seinfeld” might be “a show about nothing,” but a psychiatry professor in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School found substance by having his students analyze the behaviors of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer nearly 17 years after the series finale.
After screenshots of Twitter direct messages and retweets were leaked on alternet.org, an alternative news and information website, Andrew Getraer, executive director of Rutgers Hillel, is now replying to accusations of “shocking Islamophobia.”In an article published on alternet.org, contributor Zaid Jilani, a former senior reporter and blogger for ThinkProgress, a liberal American political blog, accused the Hillel director of “defaming Muslims and Palestinians” through a “series of hateful messages.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suspended her 2008 presidential campaign to endorse Barack Obama as the democratic nominee for president. Now, a poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics shows her on track to win New Jersey in 2016. In a theoretical 2016 presidential race between Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey voters continue to show support for the former First Lady, who leads Christie by a 10-point margin.
Rutgers junior Timmy McDonnell, 21, returned to his home after being struck by a car in New Brunswick, according to Verizon FiOS1 News on Jan. 15.A car struck McDonnell the morning of Oct. 4 on Easton Avenue, according to a previous article in The Daily Targum. McDonnell, from Holmdel, N.J., was then taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in critical condition.
After several clashes with New Jersey lawmakers, including a 2010 proposal to incorporate Rutgers–Camden with Rowan University, Rutgers’ governing boards approved a restructuring of University governance on Dec. 18.
Ella Watson-Stryker’s former Rutgers professors remember her as being smart, dedicated and interested in discussing issues. Watson-Stryker will now be remembered by the world for helping to combat the Ebola epidemic. Watson-Stryker, a member of the Rutgers–New Brunswick Class of 2002, was recently featured as one of seven Ebola fighters who were collectively honored in December as Time magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year.
Rutgers Business School student Maneesha Singh died on Dec. 30, according to a mass email statement sent to Rutgers students by Richard L.
Shayam Sridhar, a resident of Edison, has been charged with arson after the Dec. 20 fire that led to the evacuation of the Allison Road Classroom building on the Busch campus, said Brian Emmett, lieutenant of the Rutgers University Police Department.
School of Arts and Sciences senior Michael Murray died this past weekend, said Richard L. Edwards, chancellor of Rutgers-New Brunswick, in a mass email statement sent to all Rutgers students the afternoon of Dec.
New Jersey voters re-elected Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) to represent the state for an additional six years at the Nov. 4. mid-term election.According to an article published in The Daily Targum, Booker defeated Republican candidate Jeff Bell after accumulating 56.01 percent of the vote. His second Senate victory, Booker’s re-election, solidified his congressional status after initially winning a special election after the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
Several student groups created the “Where RU Barchi” campaign as part of the student organization Students for Shared Governance earlier this semester in response to an email from Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi saying he would not meet with them, according to an October article published in The Daily Targum. Student organizations established the club in order to demand greater communication with the Rutgers president.
Even though climate change has been a controversial topic concerning the science community in recent years, a seminar hosted last night by the Eagleton Institute of Politics shed light on these topics, including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s contributions to environmental legislation. Martin Bunzl, a professor in the Department of Philosophy, addressed the political repercussions of enacting or avoiding climate change legislation in his presentation, “Climate Legislation: Do California and Britain Offer Global Models?”