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With the fall semester well underway, University clubs and organizations are helping mitigate the anticipation of Halloween with fun activities throughout the coming months.The initiative to increase student involvement is central to the all-inclusive environment set forth by the University, which hopes to take advantage of seasonal changes and a fresh semester and have students partake in new and interesting activities.Lauren Larsen, assistant director of Arts and Culture for the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), said the organization constantly looks to implement new ideas into the upcoming year while returning old favorites, such as Scarlet Harvest — an event that promises free food and live music on Cook campus — to the catalog. "Beats on the Banks" will also be returning as the annual fall concert with an undisclosed musical performance, Larsen said.
Local police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred between a Rutgers student and unknown perpetrator this past Sunday.
According to a crime alert, the Rutgers student was outside of an off-campus party on Delafield Street at 12:43 a.m. when the assault took place. The incident is still being investigated and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD).
The "Arts in the Park" festival, which is in its 13th year, will take place later this month in Highland Park and will bring together over 200 creatives and vendors across the Raritan. The event will combine visual art, music and dance and will be centered in the downtown area.
From the annual harvest festival to Scarlet Day of Service, there is no shortage of ways for students to get involved this semester.
A group of 11 students from Rutgers has come together to set a world record for the highest launch of an alka rocket — a device fueled by the chemical reaction between water and alka-seltzer. Rutgers will be competing against students from other Big 10 schools for a prize of $25,000.
Rutgers Esports has had a growing presence on campus and the club is working to open itself up to a wider variety of students.
Hurricane Harvey grew from a regenerated tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico into a Category 4 hurricane in just 56 hours, according to the Weather Channel. The wind gusts from the storm topped 100 miles per hour in many locations, which lead to the widespread destruction of homes.The flooding has caused one of the worst weather disasters in U.S.
The Rutgers Business School has climbed up in the rankings again, according to a recent report by Money that placed Rutgers 35th in the country for business, tied with Michigan State University and the College of William and Mary.The ranking was based on quality, affordability and the career payoff.“As you can see, Rutgers Business School is No. 5 – tied with Michigan State University – among the Big Ten schools and ahead of many elite business schools mentioned in this ranking, including the University of California–Santa Barbara, New York University, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and Boston University,” said Lei Lei, Dean of Rutgers Business School.Lei said the brand of Rutgers Business School attributed to the school’s ranking.“The brand of Rutgers Business School shows the unique strengths of our students and alumni.
At the first student body meeting of the year, the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) welcomed the new director of the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) and discussed plans for their program promoting safe drinking habits.RUSA President and Edward J.
The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) held its annual "Back to School Block Party" last Thursday at The Yard @ College Avenue.RUPA events revolve around bringing the student body together and creating pride for the school, as well as creating the college experience for everyone, said Mason Plotts, a Mason Gross School of the Arts junior.Plotts, who is the assistant director of RUPA and is part of the traditions and community as well as the marketing group of the organization, said the annual block party is a great way to kick off the year because it provides a great example of who RUPA is and what they represent. Various activities were also available for students to partake in.“Throughout the day, we have had different bands as well as DJs.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) focused its first meeting of the semester on a presentation by the new director of the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, Loren Linscott.
With live music, food and giveaways, the Back to School Block Party drew hundreds of students to The Yard @ College Avenue. The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) has numerous events coming up this semester, including Scarlet Harvest in October.
This year, Money ranked Rutgers 35th in the country for business, based on affordability, quality and career payoff. Within the Big Ten, Rutgers was placed 5th.
Members of the Rutgers community have come together over the course of the last few weeks to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. From blood and pillow drives to groundbreaking hurricane research, the University working to maximize its relief effort.
The Scarlet Knights made a splash during their 2017 season opening game by rolling out a hot tub for the student section to enjoy.
The American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) is working to negotiate a revised contract with the University regarding family leave and disability resulting from pregnancy.Dory Devlin, director of University News and Media Relations at Rutgers, said that the University follows state and federal law as it relates to maternity and family leave.The Family and Medical Leave Act, which Rutgers abides by, provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for qualifying employees, according to the United States Department of Labor.BJ Walker, a senior staff representative for the AAUP-AFT, is a strong proponent of the act.“(The Family and Medical Leave Act) is terrific to have because it preserves someone’s job ... It offers a real layer of protection for employees, that they won’t get fired because of illness,” she said.Even with the advantages of existing policies at Rutgers, the AAUP-AFT desires to improve benefits for its employees.Currently, the organization provides six weeks of paid recuperative leave, followed by an additional eight weeks of paid leave for birth mothers belonging to it.
Rutgers has been named among the top online colleges for student economic mobility in 2017, according to an SR Education Group report.Out of 2,273 colleges considered for the report, only 97 made the cut.