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Representatives from the Human Rights Campaign visited the College Avenue campus on Thursday afternoon to garner signatures for their lobbying efforts.Members of the Campaign’s Manhattan office came to Rutgers to sign people up for the national organization’s efforts to lobby against certain state-level legislation, which targets members of the LGBT community, said Field Manager Benjamin Marchiony.“The main focus of the Human Rights Campaign at the moment is combating state-level LGBT legislation,” the junior from George Washington University said.
TAG Day, or Teaching Annual Giving Day, is back at Rutgers to teach students about philanthropy and encourage them to support the University.TAG Day is centered around educating the community about alumni donor support at Rutgers, said Karen Smith, the senior director of University News and Media Relations in an email.“The Department of Annual Giving and TAG Team, the Department of Annual Giving’s student group, plans TAG Day and other events throughout the year to help build a culture of philanthropy at Rutgers,” she said.Seniors who donate $15 or more to a program or area of Rutgers by May 11 will receive a donor cord to wear on Commencement Day, an invitation to a reception with Athletic Director Pat Hobbs at the Honors College and will be recognized as a Scarlet Senior.“The purpose of placing the (tag) signs around campus is to help education students about philanthropy and the ways in which alumni gifts and private support shape the Rutgers experience every day,” Smith said.Last year, 73 percent of the incoming class received a financial aid offer, and gifts from graduates made 2,164 scholarships possible for Rutgers—New Brunswick students, according to the Rutgers University Foundation website.State support covers less than one-third of the cost of a Rutgers education, making alumni generosity essential for students, according to the website.
Walking into Nicholas Hall to a standing ovation of more than 500 students, staff and community members, Georgia Congressman John Lewis (D-5) along with his two collaborators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell sat down to talk about their graphic novel trilogy, “March."The series recounts Lewis’ life during the Civil Rights Movement and gives examples of some activities and events Lewis participated in and attended.
More than 500 people gathered to hear Congressman John Lewis (D-5) speak about his history and experience as a Civil Rights Activist.
Every year, Rutgers encourages students to donate to the University through Teaching Annual Giving (TAG) day. In preparation for the event, informational tags have been placed all around campus with facts and statistics.
On Tuesday night, when the temperature reached over 80 degrees Fahrenheit, Rutgers students cooled off by playing "Canoe Battleship" at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center.Associate Director of Sports Paul Fischbach said that the event was organized by Outdoor Recreation and Intramural Sports."Canoe Battleship" is played in a pool, where teams of four compete to remain afloat in their canoes longer than the competing teams, Fischbach said.
The Rutgers Board of Governors approved of a $74.5 million upgrade to the University’s cogeneration plants in New Brunswick and Newark at their last meeting on April 6.The New Brunswick Cogeneration Plant was built in 1995, and uses three dual-fuel five-megawatt turbines to power the Busch and Livingston campuses, according to a previous article by The Daily Targum.The Newark plant was built in 1987 and does not operate at peak performance due to its age, according to TAPinto New Brunswick. At present, it operates at about 60 percent of full capacity.According to the 2015 Targum article, the Busch plant operates somewhere between 60 and 80 percent capacity.Upgrading the facilities will allow them to generate more electricity while producing fewer emissions and acting more efficiently, according to a pair of Rutgers resolutions.All three of the turbines on Busch and three in Newark will be replaced during this process.
According to NPR, the millennial generation continues to have the lowest voter turnout of any other age demographic.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics is working to increase voter turnout at Rutgers through its Youth Political Participation Program (YPPP), which runs initiatives like RU Voting. The organization helps to register voters, spread information and encourage students to get to the polls.
At its meeting on April 6, the Rutgers Board of Governors voted in favor of a $74.5 million upgrade to Rutgers’ cogeneration plants. Upgrading these facilities would help the University to operate more efficiently and produce fewer emissions.
The Kirkpatrick Choir will be performing alongside the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass Campus on April 21. The group currently consists of 69 members.
On Tuesday night, Outdoor Recreation and Intramural Sports organized a Canoe Battleship event in the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center to help students beat the heat.
With tears in her eyes, Hiba Raza explained that on Wednesday morning, she woke up to watch violent videos of 5-year-old children convulsing in Syria after the chemical attack Tuesday night.
More than 50 members of the Rutgers community attended Monday’s night’s vigil to honor the victims of the April 4 chemical attacks in Syria.
Rutgers "GAYpril" kicked off last week with a high-energy opening ceremony in the Busch Student Center. During the week, "GAYpril" related events included "Breaking Boundaries" with transgender advocate Andy Marra, and a "Safer Sex and Relationships Workshop" hosted by the Queer Student Alliance (QSA). Next week the annual Demarest Hall Spring Drag Show (Ft.
Co-ed a capella group Deep Treble held its annual spring concert in Van Dyck Hall to end the school year and celebrate their graduating members last Friday at 8 p.m.The event was open to students and the public, and about 75 people were in attendance.Founded in 1998, the student-run group has released five albums, including their recent 2016 album entitled, "41 Jones: The Basement Sessions."The event was hosted by Erica Lazarow, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, and Marquis Reece, a School of Arts and Sciences senior.There were 15 student performers in total — the concert lasted for about two hours, opening with a performance of Florence + the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over.”This spring concert featured an eclectic mix of compositions of new and classic songs from across multiple genres — from Hall and Oates’ “Rich Girl” to “Sweater Weather” from the artist The Neighbourhood.
Last week, students had the opportunity to partake in "Islam Awareness Week" (IAW), an annual event on campus that celebrates the Islamic religion.The event was organized by the Rutgers Muslim Student Association (RUMSA) and was held in a tent outside Brower Commons from Monday to Thursday.Throughout the week, students who stopped by the tent could avail themselves of amenities provided by RUMSA — free food, henna tattoos, informational pamphlets on Islam, pocket-sized Qurans translated to English and more were made available.RUMSA volunteers were also in attendance to encourage curiosity and answer student questions pertaining to Islam. At night, different Islamic scholars gave speeches outside the tent on topics ranging from the Quran to “The Muslim Next Door” by Sumbul Ali-Karamali. Speeches were open to anyone within earshot.After Thursday night’s speech, RUMSA members cleared out the tent, and "Islam Awareness Week" concluded.Hadear Seliman, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and president of the RUMSA’s Roots Initiative, said she thought the event was a success.“The weather wasn’t good for most of the days, but a lot of people still came to the tent,” Seliman said.
On Monday, the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) brought Rutgers students together for a "Morse Code Bracelet Craft" event at the Douglass Student Center.Starting at 2 p.m., RUPA gave passersby a chance to design and create one-of-a-kind bracelets.