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Thirty-six percent of college students see mental health stigma as a barrier to accessing resources and 24 percent say lack of information is also a barrier.In response to numbers like these, Matt Panconi and other student government presidents from colleges across the U.S.
Camped out on the steps of Brower Commons with sleeping bags
and pillows, students stepped into the shoes of the homeless for a single
Last month, a year-long Rutgers survey called #iSpeak found that 1 in 5 undergraduate women at the University experienced unwanted sexual contact at least one point during their time on campus.Flash forward one month to a more recent statistic found in Rutgers’ Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.
Tracy Heu huddled on the floor of her English classroom with fellow students as she watched her professor, Larry Levin, get shot.“He was trying to crawl on the ground with us,” Heu told CNN.
Tired of the photos of weed bowls and videos of students peeing in bushes, Snapchat decided to try something new. This semester, Snapchat launched a new feature at colleges across the country called "Campus Story," permitting only appropriate photos and videos to be uploaded to the school's feed. The update was meant to prevent students from creating a live stream of questionable activities, but the feature has not stopped Rutgers students.
Without the funds to open a retail store, Roberta Day turned to a resource that is easily accessible to all money-strapped college kids: the online marketplace Etsy.
Victims of car-jacking or robberies are not mandated to report their case to law enforcement, and survivors of sexual assault should not either, said Laura Luciano, assistant director of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance.This is one reaction, shared by many, to a bipartisan bill called the “Safe Campus Act” that was introduced in Washington D.C.
Rutgers' four-wheeled food trucks may need to make room for three-wheeled brethren that would deliver students a product they truly need: caffeine.Hidden Grounds, a coffee shop located on Easton Avenue, is hoping to expand its horizons with a “Portland-esque” Nitro Cold Brew Tricycle.
The Department of Public Safety is rolling out a new piece of mobile patrol equipment called a T3 utilized by police departments across the globe, from France to Los Angeles.At Rutgers, Public Safety purchased one T3 thus far.
Deez Nuts is only one of the candidates running in the 2016 presidential election without a political background.The upcoming election has seen more celebrity names running than in years past, such as NBC star Donald Trump and rapper Waka Flocka.And it seems celebrities will continue to run in future races.
While most celebrate anniversaries with a card and flowers, the Eagleton Institute of Politics is honoring its 60th year anniversary in a less conventional way: by inviting a renowned name in politics to visit the University.Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is set to speak on campus on April 11 as a part of Eagleton’s "Make It Better"-themed anniversary line-up.
After catering for the Emmy's and inventing 120 flavors of peanut butter, Andrew Schiff is ready to take his culinary talents to Hub City.The Los Angeles and San Diego-based chef is opening a sit-down taco shop and bar, called Criminals and Tacos, in the spot where organic restaurant Barndoore used to stand.
Something as small as light timers and window alarms can go a long way in increasing campus safety.Students have received multiple crime alerts within the first two weeks of the semester.
While most students were sleeping this morning, Najum Junaid
was awake at 7:30 a.m. arranging miniature American flags across the Voorhees
Mall lawn.The 9/11: Never Forget Memorial on Voorhees Mall has been
assembled by students involved with the College Republicans for the many years.“A lot of colleges don’t take the time to remember (September
11) with any events.
Professor Rebecca Wright visibly sees the gender gap in the computer science courses that she teaches at Rutgers.
In response to heightened media coverage of law enforcement violence, universities nationwide are equipping their police departments with body cameras.Rutgers University has yet to follow suit, but RUPD Chief of Police Kenneth Cop said he is supportive of the use of body camera for campus officers.
The University received criticism before the start of the semester for warning students “there is no such thing as ‘free’ speech” on its Bias Prevention and Education Committee (BPEC) website.After Campus Reform, a national college news site, reported on the webpage’s denial of free speech at the University, the school quickly removed the statement from the website.
When a scammer appeared at Rhea Pillai’s apartment last semester convincing her to change her electricity company, she was confused to say the least.“It’s hard when you don’t have an RA or some sort of immediate resource to turn to,” said Pillai, a School of Arts and Sciences junior.Many students who live in off-campus housing agree that finding a place to live, staying safe and avoiding scams is difficult when you are on your own.Pillai, who has never lived on her own before, said she was clueless when it came to figuring out when and where to look for an apartment.“Do I just walk up to a random home and knock on the door asking if they’re moving out?” Pillai said.
Last fall, the White House got in touch with the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at Rutgers University to pilot a new sexual assault climate survey on the New Brunswick campus.Yesterday, the results of the optional survey were released in a report titled “iSPEAK Student Experiences, Attitudes, and Beliefs about Sexual Violence.” The survey was taken by about 11,000 undergraduate students at Rutgers and had a response rate of about 28 percent.
“What about His Campus?”This was one of the responses that Alex Arbeitel and Faith DiTrolio heard when they publicized the relaunch of the online women’s magazine Her Campus at Rutgers over the summer.Arbeitel’s response: “Every campus is His Campus.