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While arranged and forced marriages are generally considered practices of the past, a presentation at the Institute for Women’s Leadership last night showed they are still present in American culture. The fourth installment of “Honoring Our Heartbeats: A Tour to End Forced Marriage in the U.S.,” which took place yesterday at the Institute for Women’s Leadership, incorporated two short films, a skit performance and an open panel discussion to talk about forced marriages and similar forms of domestic abuse.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has nominated two Rutgers graduates to serve on the University’s Board of Governors.The Republican governor’s nominees are former colleagues of influential Democrats currently in Washington, D.C.
Just as racism can impact mental health, practices like drinking can impact physical health, according to the American Psychological Association. A new minor offered by the Department of Sociology is now bridging the gap between the social and natural sciences. The Department of Sociology’s new minor, “Health and Society,” is an 18-credit commitment meant to appeal to relatively any student interested in becoming a health care professional.
Tens of thousands of children in New Jersey are about feel the impact of a $7.3 million grant, said Wanda Blanchett, dean of the Graduate School of Education.
Historically, the public has seen American college campuses as places of social activism and involvement. Whatever apathy exists outside university walls, students are expected to lead the way by being proactive in addressing the social and political ills of the day.
Of the 1.7 million New Jersey voters who participated in the 2014 midterm election, Asian American and Latino voters had a larger impact on the results than most people realize, Sayu Bhojwani said.Bhojwani, a visiting scholar at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, brought Glenn Magpantay and Julissa Gutierrez to Rutgers to address their respective ethnic communities with a panel discussion at the event, “Asian and Latino Vote in the 2014 Election” yesterday.
Chefs at Brower Commons taught students to prepare a Vietnamese soup and an Indian chicken dish last night at the “International Cooking Class,” the kickoff event for the 15th annual International Education Week.
Students powered through 24 hours of events and discussion from Friday to Saturday to raise awareness on sexual assault and harassment.
She was once shy, but now Nancy Floyd has met CEOs of major corporations and United States presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
After spending over 30 years working in higher education, adjunct Professor Muriel Grimmett of the Africana Studies department is balancing her lecturer position with her own business in the fashion industry. A former administrator, the semi-retired Grimmett has taken the initiative to fulfill one of her greatest aspirations by being hired as an independent consultant for Carlisle Collection, a designer clothing brand that is geared towards women.
After spending more than 30 years working in higher education, Muriel Grimmett, adjunct professor in the Department of Africana Studies, is balancing her lecturer position with her own business in the fashion industry.
Most people view the infamous nuclear disasters of Chernobyl in Ukraine and Bhopal in India, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and the recent earthquakes in China and Haiti as catastrophic. Ruth Macklin, however, has found an ethical angle to these historic events.
A severe surgery that removed Dr. Herman Morchel’s large intestine inspired him to change careers and go to medical school.Now, he is receiving recognition from a former NFL player who inspired him through his recovery.
A research study that is about to begin at Rutgers could result in finding newer methods to help fight gambling addictions, said Richard Edwards, executive vice president of Academic Affairs and chancellor of the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus.
After submitting an application and two letters of recommendation, Rutgers graduate student John Wu spent this past summer as one-half of the people accepted into the Vatican Observatory Summer School from the United States.
Discussing various physical and mental effects of religious affiliation and the lack thereof, Emory University professor Ellen L. Idler presented research from her new book Thursday afternoon.
Comparing the average age of most New Jersey water pipelines to the age of the Baby Boomers, since both were “born” in the same era, Daniel Van Abs said the quality of New Jersey’s material infrastructure has been declining since its implementation.
The underlying nature of Jessika Trancik’s research could have a large impact in the worldwide scientific community, regarding the future of climate change initiatives, allowing for a more proper allocation of societal resources.
Wielding potted plants, a bench made of skateboards and yoga mats, two student organizations at Rutgers created a “pop-up” park with the assistance of the city of New Brunswick. As part of a larger global movement known as “PARKing Day,” the New Brunswick Parking Authority agreed to give up five parking spaces outside of 49-55 Bayard St. to allow Walk Bloustein Bike Bloustein and the Rutgers Landscape Architecture Club to transform the space into a park for the day.