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A portion of Busch campus’ power grid went out for about an hour on Wednesday, leaving the Campus Center and many of the surrounding residence halls without electricity.The power outage lasted from approximately 2:30 to 3:10 p.m., and was caused by the malfunctioning of equipment that facilities crews were installing, said Neal Buccino, the assistant director of Public and Media Relations at Rutgers.Affected areas included residence halls such as Judson, Crosby, Morrow, Thomas, McCormick and Winkler, in addition to the Davidson complex and parts of the Busch Campus Center, he said.No classes were canceled and no evacuations were necessary.Margy Benavides, an Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy sophomore, is a student worker at the Library of Science and Medicine (LSM) on Busch campus and was there during the outage.She said that the Library of Science and Medicine never lost power, but the lights flickered.“I heard from students coming in and from Facebook that part of Busch had lost power,” Benavides said.
On Friday night, the Panhellenic Council at Rutgers released a statement on the Sigma Chi investigation, announcing that they will continue raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network while simultaneously cutting all ties to the fraternity.The Panhellenic Council is a governing body that represents a total of 1,000 female Rutgers students from 10 sororities.
Residents were evacuated from The Yard @ College Ave this afternoon after a grease fire on the 12th floor set off the alarms and sprinkler systems — but according to students on the scene, there was a notable gap between the evacuations of the top and the bottom floors.“The sprinkler system activated, causing water to reach lower floors down to the lobby,” said University spokesperson Neal Buccino.
With all of the variety at Rutgers University, there is one unifying experience — standing at a bus stop waiting 20 minutes for an LX.In response to frustration at long wait times and crowded buses, School of Arts and Sciences sophomore Daniel Thiberge created a change.org petition urging University President Robert L.
September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships have dedicated a week to spreading awareness and advice on staying safe around campus.One of the events held on Wednesday was "Knights' Watch Academy" at The Yard, which featured a resource fair from 1 to 5 p.m.
The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) is working to register Rutgers students to vote in the upcoming gubernatorial election on Nov.
London-based musician Jonas Blue visited Rutgers students this past Wednesday at Mortensen Hall.
According to multiple sources, the Rutgers chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity was issued a Cease and Desist Order due to alleged infractions of the University policy.Neal Buccino, the assistant director of Public and Media Relations at Rutgers University, provided The Daily Targum with the following statement.“The Office of Student Conduct is investigating Sigma Chi for potential violations of University policy.
Following Colorado’s 2012 decision to legalize recreational marijuana, a nationwide initiative prompted states to reconsider the parameters that dictate cannabis use.
Paul Robeson, from the Class of 1919, is one of Rutgers’ most distinguished alumni. In his honor, the Paul Robeson Leadership Institute (PRLI) and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC) were founded at Rutgers University to honor his fight to achieve equality for marginalized groups in the country and all around the world.The PRLI is a program Rutgers introduced last year that molds first-year, first-generation college students into leaders in their community.
Despite hundreds of challenges per year to censor books, only about 10 percent actually end up getting censored. This is mostly thanks to events like Rutgers’ "Banned Books Week," which aims to celebrate the freedom to read.The event aims to highlight the importance of access to information, according to the site.
Inside the drawing room of the historic Eagleton Institute of Politics, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy greeted a packed room of students, reporters and community members.
Democratic candidate Phil Murphy held a gubernatorial Town Hall meeting at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on Cook campus. His opponent, Kim Guadagno, backed out of a similar event that was set to take place on Thursday night.
Rutgers professors have brought up questions regarding the increased potency of marijuana and the lack of research on its neurological and physical effects.
Over the course of the last week, Rutgers recognized Banned Books Week with giveaways, performances and exhibits on campus. The goal of the event was to draw attention to the dangers of censorship while encouraging students to read freely.
The Paul Robeson Leadership Institute (PRLI) is a program that helps first-generation students at Rutgers to assume leadership positions. The institute was established last year with the goal of empowering historically marginalized demographics.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly’s (RUSA) full-body meeting on Thursday, Sept.
The front of the College Avenue Student Center is decorated this week with an isolated segment of wall scrawled with obscenities and racist and sexist comments.
Campus MovieFest (CMF) is trying out a new look for their 17th annual tour.CMF, which is the world’s largest student film festival, began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week.Sponsored by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and CMF, the event is part of a national competition among universities across the U.S.. Past winners of the event have earned over $2 million in prizes.Julia Howard is the marketing coordinator at CMF and works in the main office in Atlanta.
Rutgers Professor Francisco Javier Diez-Garias is soaring to new heights after the launch of his latest project — the Naviator submersible drone. The Naviator is the first unmanned aerial-underwater vehicle of its kind and can transition from water to air seamlessly.Diez, a renowned professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been crafting this invention for nearly five years.