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In an attempt to provide the public an opportunity to voice their concerns about rising college costs, the U.S. Department of Education announced in a Federal Register notice yesterday that it will host four public forums across the country. The forums are designed to allow the department to address President Barack Obama’s administration’s proposals about college education as well as to gather public opinion about ways to make college more affordable.
The Rutgers University Programming Association hosted ‘Murder Mystery Masquerade’ yesterday at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center. A hired actress playing a maid in the plot of a staged murder mystery explains the rules of the game.
Ben Fried, the Chief Information Officer of Google, wakes up every morning filled with excitement about what his team of more than 1,200 employees aims to do for the day and with a drive to apply his knowledge to his best potential.
Ben Fried, Google CIO, talked about leadership and management yesterday at the Rutgers Labor Education Center on Douglass campus.
The Museum of the City of New York is displaying a 200-photograph exhibit, chosen from about 10,000 submissions, depicting the damage done since Hurricane Sandy for its one-year anniversary. The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 29 to March 2, 2014.
Rutgers students and alumni received 26 Fulbright Grants this year, a record number for the University. The grants offer U.S. students, foreign students and alumni opportunities to pursue graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and primary and secondary school teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide.
The Rutgers Future Scholars program and the Tyler Clementi Center hosted a screening of ‘First Generation’ yesterday in the Livingston Student Center. The film depicts problems of college access faced by first generation and low-income students.
Most birthday presents range from iPads to birthday cards, but Rutgers alumnus Taylor McKay asked for a much larger gift for her birthday on Nov. 18 — she wants $10,000, and has already raised $2,065. But McKay does not want the money for herself. All funds will benefit the Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund, an organization that impacts her on an extremely personal level.
The Women’s League of Rutgers University presented its ‘Outstanding Third-Year Student Awards’ yesterday to 10 students that demonstrated academic excellence and public service at Winants Hall on the College Avenue campus.
London-born novelist Zadie Smith began Wednesday night’s “Writers at Rutgers Reading Series” by describing a situation she said audience members might be familiar with. “You have been going out with someone, but you meet somebody else, and you have to dump the person you were previously going out with. You know that situation,” Smith said.
Michael Seth Cudd, a graduate student at Mason Gross School of the Arts spent his summer composing a music piece for Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble — a nationally renowned chorus group from New York City — that performs freshly composed classical music. Cudd, who served as a high school band director for six years, had the opportunity to compose for a vocal ensemble for the first time.
Zadie Smith, a novelist, spoke at Wednesday night’s ‘Writers at Rutgers Reading Series’ at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus.
Jasmeet Bawa was in high school when she realized that living with her family at home was becoming a daily struggle. Bawa, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, wanted to leave her parent’s house in Jersey City after she was humiliated, blamed and verbally abused for disclosing she was sexually abused by a cousin, she said on gofundme.com.
Jasmeet Bawa, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, raised more than $3,000 to keep herself at Rutgers after her parents refused to pay.
Seventy Rutgers students committed to community service plan to spread across the country this fall and winter so they can make a difference in New Brunswick. Rutgers University Alternative Breaks, a service organization under the umbrella of Rutgers Student Life, runs the trips, which provide groups of Rutgers undergraduate students with a semester-long experience centered on community service, according to their website.
Left to right: Andreana Barefield, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, Arjun Janardhan, a School of Engineering senior, Zack Morrison, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and Ahmed Gewiley-Elbakly, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, pose at ‘Rutgers on the Runway,’ hosted by Rutgers Student Life and Rutgers University Dance Marathon, among others.
Nicole LaMacchia, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, poses on the runway.
Traditionally, students seeking legal services search “lawyer in New Brunswick, N.J.” and call the first or second lawyer listed. They need to explain the case to each attorney before they can compare each attorney’s fee. LegalJacket.com co-founder Shawn Jaison is trying to make this process less strenuous.
The Rutgers University Muslim Student Association hosted its Annual Eid Banquet yesterday in the Multipurpose Room at the Busch Campus Center.