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Friday marked 79 years since Kristallnacht, an organized attack on Jewish communities that left hundreds dead and thousands in concentration camps. In light of a recent uptick in anti-Semitism on campus, members of the Jewish community elected to recognize the anniversary of the "Night of Broken Glass" differently this year.
Western Michigan University's Philosophy Professor Dr. Timothy McGrew spoke to students via Skype this past Thursday at the College Avenue Student Center to speak about how multiple recounts of the same biblical events support the belief that these events happened.The event, "Undesigned Coincidences," is named after the term McGrew coined to discuss the historical credibility criteria he uses to assess text. These "undesigned coincidences" occur when missing information from one biblical reading is reinforced by others, thus linking together multiple sources and lending credibility to authors of the Bible.Julie Miller, the director of the Rutgers chapter of Ratio Christi, said McGrew drew from seven different examples.
Rutgers Hillel built the Old City of Jerusalem from Legos this past Wednesday. The miniature replica explored the city’s architecture with guided tours for students who have yet to visit.In just under 2 hours, members of Hillel built some of the cities most historic buildings including King David's Tower, the Beit Hamikdash and the entirety of the Western Wall that circumferences the city.Construction was led under Architect for Building Blocks Workshops, Stephen Schwartz.
Ché Stout, a University alumni and retail reseller who operates under the alias Thrift God, opened a pop-up shop on the steps of Brower Commons earlier this month, featuring 90s hip-hop and sport-inspired fashion.Stout began selling pieces from his personal collection in 2009, but he began collecting vintage items two years prior and has since continued the tradition, he said.After deciding to grow out his hair in 2012, he began bidding off pieces from his hat collection, Stout said.
Students helped tackle the buildup of trash off campus during the Homecoming Community Clean Up this past Sunday. The event, along with other community initiatives coordinated by Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, highlighted environmental issues surrounding the University.This year’s cleanup drew 70 students from across the University to the Honors College.
An idea, a bed and students willing to make a change is all it takes to make a difference.
The Rutgers Arts and Design Club (RAD) provides art enthusiasts and students who are not enrolled in the Mason Gross School of the Arts with the chance to work their creativity.
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 an alternative to traditional group therapy, the Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) encourages students to stop by the Breathing Room, an open space dedicated to having discussions about everyday issues with collaborative solutions.Mondays at 6 p.m.
Students gathered around the jumbotron at The Yard @ College Avenue Tuesday night to watch gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy, the Democrat candidate, and Lt.
The Rutgers Resident Hall Association (RHA) hosted Professional Development Day this past Saturday.
With millions of dollars collected in parking tickets at Rutgers each semester, many students have brought up a single question — what is the money used for?According to officials, the money that students spend on campus permits and pay in parking violations helps replenish the Department of Transportation’s budget and increase traffic efficiency.
Construction for the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) officially broke ground this past Wednesday and was celebrated by a series of speeches from esteemed leaders of the Rutgers and New Brunswick communities. The new building will be located in the space which currently occupies George Street Playhouse and CrossRoads Theater.The new center, which is set to open in the Fall of 2019, takes the collaborative efforts between the University and the New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco), along with other affiliates, into the city’s theater district.
Incoming first-year students interested in filmmaking visited the Rutgers Filmmaking Center Open House at Civic Square this past Sunday.
A free speech advocacy tour entitled “Unsafe Space” made its second stop at the Douglass Student Center last night in an attempt to spark new dialogue around free speech.
London-based musician Jonas Blue visited Rutgers students this past Wednesday at Mortensen Hall.
Following Colorado’s 2012 decision to legalize recreational marijuana, a nationwide initiative prompted states to reconsider the parameters that dictate cannabis use.
Plant-based positivity rolled into New Brunswick with Chili on Wheels this past Sunday, delivering warm vegan meals to those in need.The Brooklyn based organization originated on Thanksgiving 2014 when Michelle Carerra, unable to find a vegan based soup kitchen, opted to cook her own chili and serve the community.
It is garden salads for the Garden State this Thursday at the Food Forward Conference, a healthy eating initiative focused on plant-based eating, in conjunction with the University.The New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (INFH), tasked with hosting the event, invited members of the tri-state area and beyond to take part in the plant-forward based eating initiatives used by foodservice professionals, chefs, dietitians and more, according to their site.Limited to the first 150 people who register, the attendees will learn new plant-based recipes, ideas and make new connections to others who wish to advocate for healthy and sustainable change, according to their site.The Food Forward Organization hosts events across the country, making a pitstop at the University to utilize the healthy eating initiatives set in motion over the last few months as a platform to reach other members of the community, said Peggy Policastro, director of Behavioral Nutrition at Rutgers. “We partnered with the Food Forward Organization to give it an academic and educational platform," she said.
University libraries and members of the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History Commission discussed Native American art culture along with the group’s marginalization this past Tuesday at the Alexander Library.The event was one in a series of cultural awareness programs sparked by the Middlesex County Commission. In conjunction with the University, the two set the stage for guest lecturer John Haworth, senior executive emeritus of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution, to speak on behalf of the cultural and arts issues impacting Native Americans, according to their site.Division Head for the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History, Isha Vyas, said upon meeting Haworth at San Fransisco’s Americans for the Arts Convention this past June that the two struck up a conversation, which led to Hayworth being asked to present for the Rutgers community, which he readily agreed to.From there, Middlesex event organizers reached out to the University in hopes that they would host the event, Vyas said.