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The Scarlet Knight sat on top of its horse at the entrance of the tunnel at the edge of the field at High Point Solutions Stadium, staring at the thousands of fans filing into their seats for a primetime matchup between the Rutgers football team and visiting Penn State.It was "Senior Night," a tradition held in the final home game of the season to honor the players before their last battle on their home turf.
The Rutgers Jewish community celebrated "Hillel Housewarming" Sunday with warm food and music as students enjoyed themselves and explored the facility.Oven-baked chocolate chip cookies and a congregation of students from the community filled the newly-constructed Hillel Center on the College Avenue campus.Students from all denominations of Judaism and other religions were welcomed to the facility that was equipped with a cafe, student study areas, prayer rooms and many more amenities.Samantha Brandspiegel, School of Arts and Sciences senior and president of the Hillel Student Board, said that they have had a building on College Avenue for some time but a few years back they realized they needed a larger space.They then got the ball rolling on the development of the new building, she said.Rutgers Hillel is a diverse Jewish community dedicated to exploring Judaism and everything it means to be Jewish.
The Rutgers chapter of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) latest success has been their campaign to push the personal care company, Unilever, to disclose potentially harmful ingredients used in their products.Unilever is the parent corporation of brands such as Dove, Axe and Vaseline.April Nicklaus, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences sophomore, is the chair of the Rutgers New Brunswick chapter of NJPIRG, and the secretary of NJPRIG's statewide executive board.
New Brunswick reached a record-high temperature for February on Friday after the city soared to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, marking the warmest day in the month in 124 years.The last week has also been among the warmest for New Jersey in February in recorded history, said David Robinson, a Rutgers professor in the Department of Geography.“With observations at New Brunswick dating back to 1893, the 77-degree (Fahrenheit) maximum temperature last Friday was the warmest on record for the month,” the New Jersey State Climatologist said in an email.
The Douglass Residential College held their annual "Career Conference" on Saturday at the Douglass Student Center.Included in the day’s events were a gourmet lunch, a talk by the event's keynote speaker Candace Straight, executive producer of the Sony production “Equity” and a professional conversation about diversity and inclusion.Leslie Danehy, the assistant dean and executive director of the Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Center and organizer of the event, said that the conference was specifically designed to prepare students for their professional lives.“Whether their path leads to graduate school, public service or the world of work, our annual career development day marks a key step,” she said.
RU Experience celebrated a second annual "Lollanobooza," a night of booze-free fun last Friday. RU Experience organized the liquor-less celebration to take place on Feb.
On Tuesday, Engineers Week continued with the fourth annual “Interns Present” event at the Busch Campus Center.
On Feb. 20, 2017, Rutgers kicked off celebrations for National Engineers Week with a spirit day in the Busch Student Center.Spirit day is a day where students can experience different areas of engineering and get involved even if they are not normally inclined, said Priti Kantesaria, a School of Engineering first-year student.Kantesaria is part of the Engineering Governing Council (EGC), one of the two organizations responsible for coordinating the events.While EGC focuses a lot on planning Spirit Day and the signature Cardboard Canoe Races, the School of Engineering is more involved in other events such as the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture series and Young Engineer’s Day.During Spirit Day, multiple engineering societies set up tables where students can learn more about them, and participate in certain activities to get a hands-on feel for engineering.Students from the School of Engineering Honors Program presented a Rutgers-themed Operation game, a project they had been working on during their introductory classes.The Rutgers American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) also had a table up at the event.Kevin Leiton, president of the Rutgers AIAA and a School of Engineering senior, said the organization started four years ago with only seven students.
On Wednesday afternoon, Johnson and Johnson’s Chief Procurement Officer Len DeCandia spoke at an event for Engineers Week.
The sixth annual canoe races took place Feb. 24, bringing a lot of soaking cardboard and wet students.The event is the cumulative event of Engineers Week, a week-long national celebration of engineering at Rutgers, said a first-year School of Engineering student and Engineers Week chair Priti Kantesaria.The theme of this year’s event is “Dream Big,” she said.“It’s about, you know, doing things bigger, doing things better.
As governor, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) would support a student voting member on Rutgers' Board of Governors.If it becomes too difficult to change state law dictating who can become a voting member, he would appoint a student to fill an existing spot on the board, he said during a town hall meeting on education Sunday night in the Douglass Student Center.“I’d like to change the law, but I also recognize that there’s a very complicated formula between the number of governors and trustees,” he said.
Undocumented child care workers are likely to receive extremely low pay and suffer exploitation, harassment and abuse at work, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).Alene Mathurin, a Rutgers alumna, is working to change that fact with her organization My Nanny Circle. Mathurin immigrated to the U.S.
The Rutgers Actuarial Club is committed to guiding students in the right direction to obtain a career as an actuary through Rutgers. Actuaries use statistics and financial theory to evaluate the likelihood of certain events and manage risk, helping companies plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Aspiring actuaries at Rutgers should obtain strong quantitative and problem-solving skills through University courses.Actuaries are needed in many different types of institutions ranging from insurance companies, banks and universities, according to the club's website.The Rutgers Actuarial Club holds weekly meetings on Thursdays at 8:15 p.m.
Rutgers University may experience winter weather conditions differently across each of its five campuses.School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior and Meteorology Club President Britney Truempy said there really is not a telltale campus that experiences the worst snowfall, as each one experiences the weather differently.“It’s like when you were younger and would go to your friend’s house but they didn’t get as much snow as you because they were a few towns over,” she said.It really depends on each individual storm, Truempy said.
Since 2007, the Rutgers chapter of the ONE Campaign has actively been working to combat poverty and disease by using grassroots tactics to garner support for important legislation.The ONE Campaign is a national organization based in Washington D.C.
The Department of History’s women’s and gender history graduate program was recently ranked No.1 in the nation by the U.S.
From the basements of Central Avenue to the classrooms of Milledoler Hall, the Rutgers University poetry scene has expanded its influence to the student body.Several student-run poetry organizations on campus, like the Huntington Poetry Club and Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective, focus their meetings off of the encouragement of self-expression.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) held its biannual Town Hall meeting featuring University President Robert L.
A member of Rutgers’ Phi Sigma Sigma sorority posted a picture on Instagram with a perceived racially insensitive caption Sunday and subsequently gained significant negative attention from the Rutgers community.Amanda Slomkowski tagged two fellow members of her sorority and captioned the image, “I’m really not that pale, my roommates are just African.”A screenshot of the post was tweeted that same night by another Rutgers student, questioning the sorority’s association with Rutgers — a University with proclaimed devotion to diversity and inclusivity.The tweet received over 200 likes and retweets.Slomkowski has since removed the original post and replaced it with an image of a quote about tolerance by Michael Pritchard.In the caption section of the quote, she thanked the Rutgers community for calling her out on her culturally insensitive comment.“It was never my intention to offend or upset anyone,” she wrote.
If Josue Serrano, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, managed to get an audience with President Donald J.