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As Rutgers reaches its 250th anniversary of being a revolutionary higher institution, many say the biggest form of revolution would be paying part time lecturers.The Rutgers Council of AAUP-AFT Chapters (American Association of University Professors- American Federation of Teachers) congregated at Busch Campus Center on Monday to protest the lack of contracts and respect from the University.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, students throughout the University will be coming together to volunteer at different community organizations throughout the state.Scarlet Day of Service is the largest service event of the year at Rutgers.Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and Rutgers Students Affairs plan the annual event.More than 1,000 students will be participating in the event by cleaning up communities, revitalizing outdoor spaces, cleaning up indoor spaces, working with youth and senior citizens, preparing meals for families, and serving at a food pantry.According to Keerthana Hirudayakanth, Community Service Committee director of RUPA, one of the goals of this year was to reach more community partners in different parts of the state.“We are so excited to serve a bigger community this year and engage more students in Scarlet Day of Service,” said Hirudayakanth.
When a student is taking notes, it might be better to ditch the laptop, and do it the old-fashioned way – with pen and paper.The “no laptops allowed in class" rule that some professors implement might actually be better for learning, studies have shown. According to a paper published by Psychological Science in 2014, longhand note-taking may be advantageous in the end because it helps students remember what they heard in the lecture. Researchers Pam Mueller from Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer, a professor from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, conducted a study in which one group of students took hand written notes during a lecture and another group of students took notes on their laptops.
Under New Brunswick's sky, an Internet Hall of Famer stood on the stone steps of the New Brunswick Free Public Library, then pulled open the heavy wooden doors. Later, he made his way to another library, Alexander Library, where he shared his dream of bringing libraries to everything — except, he said, he would do it through a screen. Yesterday, about 75 students, professors and avid fans sat in Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus to listen to Brewster Kahle, 54, best known for founding a non-profit digital library, the Internet Archive, speak of his successes and his ambitions.
Rutgers is never the type of school to back down from a challenge, regardless of what it entails.This past July, the university agreed to develop a sports program for students with physical disabilities for this fall semester.
Once a person picks up a habit, whether it is indoor tanning, smoking, or using social media on a regular basis, it can be hard to stop.
Students rallied together to demand to shatter the silence of victims of sexual and gender assault and support survivors by marching down George Street to Voorhees Mall on April 22."Take Back the Night" is a protest nationwide around college campuses that started in the 1970s with the goal to end sexual and gender violence in all forms.
While many University students know gender-inclusive housing exists on campus, not many understand its significance to the LGBTQ community.Students learned about the normality of gender-neutral residence halls and advancements in University housing during “Dorms & Norms: College Spaces & The Search For Identity” panel discussion last Thursday in Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.