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Four forward-thinking Rutgers students won the $1 million Hult Prize award on Saturday for their idea to restore and improve quality of life for millions of refugees.The team, comprised of Rutgers Business School senior Najeeha Farooqi and three University alumni — Moneeb Mian, Hasan Usmani and Hanaa Lakhani — worked and planned for 11 months to become the first team from Rutgers to become a finalist in the competition. According to the website the 2017 Hult Prize challenge was to develop a business capable of restoring the dignity of 1 million refugees by 2022.Roshni Rides, the name of the winning business, is a transportation network solution that provides accessible, affordable and reliable public transportation for urbanized refugees living in informal settlements in South Asia, according to the Roshni Rides website . According to the website, there are 200 million urbanized refugees in South Asia who do not have reasonable access to resources like markets, schools, hospitals and places of employment due to a lack of public transportation options.
Douglass College celebrated the beginning of its 100th year with a chance for the institution's alumni, students and faculty to come together. The kickoff event included food, giveaways and the creation of a giant centennial banner.
A team of four current and former Rutgers student were awarded the Hult Prize for a project called Roshni Rides, which would provide accessible and inexpensive transportation for refugees in South Asia.
This year, the local New Brunswick community celebrated World Water Day by testing the water from the Raritan River.
The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) club at Rutgers plans to bring speakers to campus that include Cathy Young, Christina Hoff and Pete Rohrman. The club advocates for free speech among other libertarian values.
Students have reported difficulties with connecting their Amazon Echos and Google Homes with on-campus wifi. The nature of RUWireless makes it difficult to channel on devices without an ethernet outlet.
As hurricane season reaches a fever pitch, it is easy to watch major storms like Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma ravage states along the Gulf of Mexico and start to worry about local implications.According to environmental scholars at Rutgers University, the answer to that is quite clear.
Late Wednesday night, reports of a bipartisan deal struck between President Donald J. Trump and congressional Democrats on a legislative replacement to the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program left Dreamers in hope and confusion after Trump discredited the agreement later that morning.The latest news reports that Trump invited Sen.
Austin Schlessinger, a Rutgers Business School sophomore, has designed an application that he said will revolutionize the way people connect with one another.
Austin Schlessinger, a sophomore in the Rutgers Business School pioneered an app to consolidate social media accounts and make networking easier for both individuals and corporate leaders. He said the app, which launches later this year, functions as a "redesigned contacts app."
Rutgers Administrators have come out in strong defense of undocumented students at the University. Since Sept. 5, over 13,000 emails have been sent to representatives in Congress from a Rutgers Advocacy website in support of DACA.
Rutgers professors in the Departments of Meteorology and Coastal Sciences said that while hurricane season may cause coastal flooding along the shore, it is unlikely that New Jersey will suffer a direct hit.
An aggravated assault took place early Saturday morning around 1 a.m. on Easton Avenue, said Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) Captain Paul Fischer.The man, who is affiliated with the University, was waiting in line outside of Olde Queen’s Tavern, Fischer said.
This weekend, Rutgers predicted cloudy skies with a chance of Bad Suns, and that's exactly what happened.On Saturday, the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) sponsored a show featuring Bad Suns to jumpstart the fall semester.
She’s the First: Rutgers, a college chapter of the national non-profit, kicked off the school year with its first general meeting on Tuesday night in Hardenburgh Hall.As an extension of She’s the First (STF) — an organization that supports girls in low-income countries who will be the first in their families to graduate high school — members of the Rutgers chapter educate prospective members on the importance of this cause and encourage them to participate in their many fundraising activities throughout the school year.Ankita Veta, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and the president of STF: Rutgers, explained that the funding specifically finances their high school education, as this is the time for many girls in these countries when familial obligations or societal expectations will cause them to discontinue their education.Significant obstacles including poverty, dangerous routes to school, higher costs at higher levels of schooling and emphasis on early marriage and traditional roles often keep girls in low-income countries from completing their education, according to the She’s the First official website. “But the fact that you are here today, that you are at this meeting, that alone is already a step towards taking action,” Veta said.The STF website points to the many direct, positive impacts that occur when a girl is provided access to education. An education means each girl earns 20 percent more per year of schooling she finishes, is less likely to marry early and more likely to be in a healthy relationship, has fewer, healthier children and will take the skills learned in the classroom to support her family and her community, according to the website.To make this a reality for girls all around the world, hundreds of high school and college chapters throughout the U.S.
University President Robert L.
Over 500 brightly colored, uniquely-designed shirts streamed across Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus for the Rutgers University Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance's (VPVA) annual Clothesline Project.The event took place Thursday from 9 a.m.
The Clothesline Project took place at Voorhees Mall last Thursday and included shirts decorated by students up to 20 years ago with messages by and for survivors of domestic violence. Nearly 1,000 students viewed the exhibit throughout the day.
At Rutgers, She's the First (STF) advocates for the education of young women in impoverished countries. The organization's activism focuses primarily on high school, where many women are discouraged from staying in school due to factors like transportation, cost and domestic pressure.