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This week, New Brunswick broke ground on a state-of-the-art performing arts center, located between the College Avenue and Douglass campuses. The new center is slated to open in 2019 and it will feature spaces for Rutgers students to appreciate and perform live theatre while becoming more immersed in the local culture.
Evie Shockley, an author, poet and associate professor in the Department of English read excerpts from her newest poetry collection on Wednesday at the Writers at Rutgers Reading Series.The program was held in the multipurpose room in the College Avenue Student Center and featured members of the Department of English. Students, as well as faculty, attended the event and about 100 people were there in total.Writers at the Rutgers Reading Series is meant to showcase various writers that are currently active in the Rutgers community.
Incoming first-year students interested in filmmaking visited the Rutgers Filmmaking Center Open House at Civic Square this past Sunday.
Mason Gross’ Visual Arts Department continued their fall gallery season with an opening reception Friday night of the co-cureate shows, a collaborative mixture between 50 undergraduates and Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) artists practicing their craft in seven different exhibitions.
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension offers composting and horticultural training classes to area residents this month and year-round.The program takes place on part of Davidson's Mill Pond Park, which was granted by the federal government in 1862 and currently serves Middlesex and Union counties. It is an agricultural experiment station that disseminates research, science and technology information from Rutgers to local farms and industry, said Michele Bakacs, an associate professor at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.The Cooperative Extension is responsible for 4-H youth programs, stormwater runoff management, the state organic land care program for professional landscapers, the Rutgers environmental steward program, training master gardeners and the master gardener helpline, she said.Composting is the breakdown of organic materials such as leaves, kitchen scraps and grass clippings, Bakacs said.“There’re so many benefits to composting, it’s amazing,” she said.
The co-cureate show at Rutgers combined work by undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of visual arts program. Friday’s reception was comprised of seven exhibitions, including a live spoken word performance in the alley behind the Mason Gross Galleries.
Earlier this month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education will rescind the sexual assault guidelines laid out by Title IX.As a new set of protocols are solidified, the processes by which universities handle cases of rape and sexual assault will be turned upside down — but Rutgers’ policy will remain intact, according to University President Robert L.
Over 200 participants crowded into the Cook Student Center last Thursday for the 2017 New Jersey Gay Men's Awareness Day Summit.The event was in recognition of National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, which was originally created in 2008 to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men, according to their event page. The event, hosted by the New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG), aimed to educate the gay community on issues and barriers, which impact both HIV care and prevention throughout New Jersey.The NJHPG and its committees meet once a month on Rutgers campus and collaborate with the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD, and TB services, said Eric Wuethrich, the chair of the Gay Men's Committee. The groups work to combine HIV care and treatment with HIV prevention to improve planning across New Jersey.“We chose Cook campus as a venue due to our ongoing working relationship with Rutgers, as well as its central location,” he said.
A GoFundMe has been created for two Rutgers students whose off-campus house burned down.The fire erupted inside the Delafield Street home early on a Friday morning in October 2015.
In recognition of Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, Rutgers held a panel in the Cook Student Center, which was attended by more than 200 people. The discussion encouraged early testing and a push for more proactive treatment and prevention of HIV in the gay community.
After a fire obliterated their off-campus residence, two Rutgers students are working to raise money on GoFundMe to pay for the damages. So far, they have raised more than $1,000 in donations.
Earlier this week, the Eagleton Institute explored the current divide between federal and state governments through a lecture entitled "The State of the States in a State of Confusion." More than 90 members of the Rutgers community attended the event, which was led by consulting scholar Gary Moncrief.
In an email to the student body, University President Robert L. Barchi announced that Rutgers will stick to its current polices on sexual assault, regardless of the education secretary's changes to Title IX.
A free speech advocacy tour entitled “Unsafe Space” made its second stop at the Douglass Student Center last night in an attempt to spark new dialogue around free speech.
Yesterday, a small group of Rutgers students protested outside of the Douglass Student Center where a panel, entitled “Unsafe Space” was being held. The goal of the original event was to create a dialogue around identity politics and free speech on campus.
Today is the last day to vote in the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) fall elections.Tonight at 11:45 p.m.
A Rutgers University assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture was recently recognized with a 2017 Professional Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).When looking at climate and environmental issues, thoughts on what role landscape architecture might play are not at the forefront of most people’s thoughts.
The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) is currently investigating an off-campus aggravated assault that took place Saturday afternoon, according to a recent crime alert.The assault took place at approximately 5:20 p.m.
Students and members of the Rutgers community helped out at Scarlet Knights Team Up to Clean Up event this past Sunday by picking up garbage and debris around campus.Caryn Washington, the assistant director of Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, launched the Scarlet Knights Team Up to Clean Up pilot program in the Fall of 2016, as an initiative focused on cleanups after football games in an attempt to foster a cleaner environment, she said in an email.“Our philosophy is whether you are a commuter, an on-campus resident or an off-campus resident, we are all a part of this community and should work together to keep our community clean,” Washington said.Ashley Morris, a Service Day intern with Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships and a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, reiterated that opinion.Team Up to Clean Up is very important because students live on and off campus, and considering that the off-campus area is so close to on-campus, it is important to keep our neighbors in mind, Morris said.“It reminds us to respect their properties and their homes just as much as you would want yours respected as well,” she said.Washington said that Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships teams up with volunteers and people such as Donna Caputo, the recycling coordinator for the City of New Brunswick, in order to make these cleanups possible.“It sounds simple enough, let’s go out and pick up litter.