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As an alternative to traditional group therapy, the Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) encourages students to stop by the Breathing Room, an open space dedicated to having discussions about everyday issues with collaborative solutions.Mondays at 6 p.m.
Students gathered around the jumbotron at The Yard @ College Avenue Tuesday night to watch gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy, the Democrat candidate, and Lt.
On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 10, the College Avenue campus was illuminated in purple. Purple luminaria bags lined the sidewalks and a congregation of about 30 students gathered at the Brower Commons Steps for an annual candlelight vigil for survivors of dating and domestic violence.The Rutgers Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) started the vigil in 2013.
Students gathered on the steps of Brower Commons Tuesday night in support of survivors of dating and domestic violence. The candlelight vigil was part of the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance’s “Turn the Campus Purple” campaign.
Various Rutgers clubs gathered at The Yard @ College Avenue to watch the gubernational debate. Students had the chance to register as new voters before election day.
Mondays at 6 p.m., students can gather at 17 Bartlett St. to participate in Breathing Room focuses on weekly LGBT topics to encourage student discourse. This week, the organization discussed Ally Week, a national effort to encourage students to be allied with the LGBT community.
The lack of holidays officially recognized by the University creates difficulties for students who observe religious holidays that do not coincide with breaks during the academic year.Dory Devlin, the director of University News and Media Relations at Rutgers, said that the University does not cancel classes on religious holidays, and the choice to attend class is left to the student.“Rutgers does not schedule days off for any religious holidays,” Devlin said.
This week, Rutgers—Camden opened their Nursing and Science building to students. Worth $62.5 million, the facility includes new laboratories and classrooms as part of the merger between Rutgers—New Brunswick and the Camden School of Nursing.Barbara McAleese, the senior public relations specialist for the Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden, said students thrive off the hands-on instruction provided by the simulation and basic clinical competencies labs included in the facility.These labs provide students with realistic hospital, outpatient and home care settings to refine their skills and develop muscle memory in a variety of challenging environments, McAleese said. The labs introduce students to unusual situations and patient populations they may not readily encounter during clinical rotations.Rutgers—Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon told Rutgers—Camden NewsNow there were more than 200 guests in attendance at the building's opening. “This building represents Rutgers’ first bold step in forging an ‘eds and meds’ corridor that moves us closer toward our vision of a city where innovation in healthcare and bioscience commands the imagination of the world," she said. According to their website, the $62.5 million project was financed, in part, by proceeds from the “Building Our Future Bond Act,” a $750 million loan and grant program approved by New Jersey voters in a 2012 ballot referendum.The Nursing and Science building connects Rutgers—Camden with Camden’s University District, according to their site. This district includes Cooper University Hospital, Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Students for Justice in Palestine hosted its highlight event of the semester on Monday, called “Show Me How to Rise.” The event featured two local activists who spoke about the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement, a transnational effort to protest Israel's conduct in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Abeerah Wasti, the president of Students for Justice in Palestine and a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said her organization's aim is to educate the Rutgers community about the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
Monday night, Students for Justice in Palestine hosted two local activists who spoke about the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The organization's aim is to educate the Rutgers community about the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
This Sunday, New Brunswick Ciclovia took place. The event promotes healthy living by closing down the streets of New Brunswick and encouraging residents to walk instead of drive.
Rutgers—Camden's new Nursing and Science building has labs that will provide students with realistic hospital, outpatient and home care settings. The cost was covered in part by a $750 million loan and grant program approved by New Jersey voters in a 2012 ballot referendum.
As Rutgers University policy states that there are no official holidays for any religion, the decision to attend class comes down to the discretion of the student. Professors are instructed to allow students to miss class on religious holidays without penalty, and they must also provide students with the chance to make up missed assignments.
International students were welcomed into the home of the dean of the Douglass Residential College last Thursday to mingle, eat and learn about opportunities on campus.Dean Jacquelyn Litt has hosted the Dean’s Dinner for International Students annually in her house on the Douglass campus for about four years now.Rebecca Reynolds, assistant dean of Advising and Bunting Programs for the Douglass Residential College, organized the event.She said that they write to all of the international students each year and invite them to the dean’s house for a night of fun.“It’s a way to bring international students together because sometimes they don’t always meet each other on campus, you know, it’s harder for them to meet each other,” she said.The event is meant to create a sense of community between the international students at the University, and also to let them know about opportunities available to them and things happening on campus, Reynolds said.“(We) just to let them know that we’re here as a support system,” she said.
Mason Gross’ Visual Arts Department will be opening its doors on Oct. 28 in a collaborative effort to attract prospective students and provide insight into the program.“The aim for this particular open house is for prospective graduate and undergraduate students to really get a sense of the program and the culture here,” said Cassandra Oliveras-Moreno, senior administrative assistant to the Mason Gross Visual Arts Department and organizer of the event.Oliveras-Moreno said the event will begin with informational sessions that talk through the curricular offerings and portfolio guidelines.
Yousef Saleh, a Rutgers graduate and current candidate for Jersey City's Board of Education, returned to his college stomping grounds and spoke at Rutgers last week.
The Rutgers Salsa Club fundraised for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the way they know best — through dance.Last Wednesday, the club hosted “Hope After Maria," a block party that featured a night filled with dancing from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Rutgers Resident Hall Association (RHA) hosted Professional Development Day this past Saturday.
This week, RU Progressive invited Yousef Saleh to the University to speak about what it is like to campaign and engage in local politics. Saleh is a Rutgers alumnus who is running for a position on the Board of Education in Jersey City.
On Oct. 28, the Mason Gross Visual Arts Department will hold an information session and open house for prospective students. The program's national and international reputation is on the rise and this event is intended to open up the space to the public.