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During the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) general body meeting last Thursday, the assembly hosted guest speaker Don Heilman, the director of Student Legal Services (SLS), and voted to support the Youth Empowerment Club during the University-wide Meal Swipes for Charity campaign.Toward the end of their meeting, RUSA held the selection process to chose a student charity organization to administer the Meal Swipes for Charity campaign.“The Meal Swipes for Charity (campaign) is an opportunity for students to donate unused guest swipes to a charitable organization,” said Dan Chulak, University Affairs Committee chairman of RUSA and a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior.Chulak told the assembly that his committee received eight applications this year, and the committee then decided on three organizations believed to have the potential to raise the most money.
Earlier this week, Rutgers hosted a forum at the Rutgers Labor Studies building, where candidates in the Lieutenant Governor’s race discussed the future of healthcare.
The Meal Swipes for Charity campaign, which will be led by the Youth Empowerment Club this year, gives Rutgers students a chance to donate their extra guest swipes to charity. Students will be tabling around campus this month to encourage students to give.
Rutgers authorities are currently investigating an incident involving “criminal sexual contact” that was reported around 4:30 p.m.
The Rutgers-affiliated victim told authorities that she was sitting in her dormitory room in Mettler Hall when the perpetrator entered the room and tried to kiss her while "touching her groin and chest." This allegedly occurred around 4:30 p.m. last Friday and the police investigation is ongoing.
Another low income or homeless family will have a roof over their head this winter thanks to a group of selfless Rutgers students.On Saturday at noon, Rutgers Habitat for Humanity hosted their annual Build-a-Thon event, a 24-hour event in which students from the club build structures that become part of the construction of a $50,000 home in the greater Plainfield and Middlesex County area.Jessica Mui, a __________ junior and the large events fundraising chair for the club said they work with the Habitat for Humanity in the greater Plainfield area to participate in a “half house sponsorship." This means that the club will pay for half the house and the materials needed to build it. Students fundraised through personal donations and canning around New Brunswick prior to this event to raise money for the supplies they used.“The whole point of having limited materials is to raise awareness for homelessness.
Tomorrow is the final day to register to vote in the upcoming New Jersey elections on Tuesday, Nov.
After Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated, local Rutgers businesses started to hold fundraisers and events in order to raise money for relief efforts for the U.S.
Memes involving Patrick Star, along with a slew of 90s and early 2000s pop culture icons, have taken to public spaces across campus as part of a relatively new trend involving event pages on Facebook.Odds are, most Rutgers students saw something on social media related to the "Run Across the Yard Naruto Style" event earlier this summer.
As part of a relatively new trend, students are using event pages on Facebook to organize meme-based gatherings like “leedle leedle leedle, lee at The Yard like Patrick.” At Rutgers, these posts have gotten thousands of engagements, despite only a select few attending.
The New Jersey elections are set to take place on Nov. 7 and the ballot will include the highly anticipated gubernatorial race along with 120 state legislature seats.
The Office of Graduate Student Life and the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services (OVMPS) are holding a colloquium to discuss the experiences of LGBTQ veterans and active service members today.The event will commence at 8:30 a.m.
Twenty-million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorder Organization.At Rutgers, the Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization (REDO) is back after a period of inactivity last year, said Holly Chok, the organization’s president and School of Arts and Sciences junior."We are looking to promote awareness about eating disorders, advocate for resources, let students know about the resources available on campus and destigmatize it in general," Chok said.Chok said that it was difficult to get the organization active again, and the process included sending a lot of emails and a lot of waiting, but the group was able to make a return at the involvement fair this fall.“It’s a bit of a process because you have to have three members who will definitely be in the e-board.
Just a day after Columbus Day, when Americans found themselves embroiled in a debate about which historical figures to memorialize, guest lecturer Dr. Hakim Williams of Gettysburg College spoke to about 40 students, staff and faculty members to share some food for thought about the indigenous suffering upon which American hegemony is built.On Tuesday evening in the Academic Building on the College Avenue campus, the Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) invited Williams to present a talk entitled “International Solidarity: A Journey of Self, Nation and Earth.”“Since the personal and the political often have a sort of dialectical relationship ... I will enter this talk there and meander it to my conclusion,” Williams said as he began his presentation.His speech was a self-proclaimed admixture of autobiography, translational identity formation, immigration, American liberation and internationalism.
The third of a four part series of events discussing the experiences of LGBT veterans and active service members will focus on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the potential ‘Transgender Ban’ in the United States military.
In the final hour before former Vice President Joe Biden’s highly anticipated appearance at Rutgers, a series of sexual assault survivors stepped up to the podium to share their stories.The speakers were comprised of both current and former Rutgers students, many of whom had sought help in one capacity or another from the University’s Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA).One survivor, whose last name has been omitted, began by recounting her first day on campus at Rutgers.“When my mom said goodbye to me during move-in day two years ago, she told me ‘no matter what, make sure you surround yourself with people you trust and people who keep you safe’. I’m sure she was just being motherly in saying this,” Summer said.