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On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Rutgers University Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) will be hosting their Clothesline Project event at Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus.One in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to apress release from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.The Clothesline Project, which Rutgers has hosted annually since the 1990s, is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the sheer scope of interpersonal violence in every community, said Loren Linscott, the director for VPVA.“I’ve always seen this event as (a part of) the process of trauma healing,” he said.At the event tomorrow, students will have an opportunity to share their experiences or express emotions related to interpersonal violence by decorating t-shirts with messages and then hanging them for display on campus.The display is meant to bear witness to the interpersonal violence that occurs in the community: survivors and supporters create the shirts “to give a voice to their experience and break the silence surrounding interpersonal violence,” according to the VPVA website.“The messaging can come from any type of voice,” Linscott said.
Every year, Rate My Professors compiles a list of the highest ranked university professors in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Out of millions of professors at 7,500 institutions, John Kerrigan, a part time lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Rutgers had the 7th highest student ratings on Rate My Professor.
Because transferring to Rutgers can be difficult, the school offers a number of resources including a one-credit course called the "Students in Transition Seminar." In the course, students learn how to navigate the campus and utilize University services.
Liam Burnell, the author of Take Courage America made a pit-stop on campus at Rutgers while journeying from Maine to California on foot.
The Clothesline Project, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Voorhees Mall, will create a visual representation of the scope of domestic violence using T-shirts, clothespins, and words.
After following a route across Florida, Hurricane Irma has begun to move east towards New Jersey. The effects will be minor but are expected to influence the tides and currents along the Jersey Shore.
Somewhere over the Raritan and in Highland Park, the yearly "Arts in the Park" festival is held, showcasing the work of independent vendors and encouraging members of the community to support their local businesses.Downtown on Raritan Avenue, tents sprawl out over the pavement as visitors walk their way through booths, including a variety of artistic offerings from paintings to textiles, needlework, live music and a juried art show that showcases the many talents Highland Park has to offer.Executive Director of Main Street Highland Park, Rebecca Hersh, said the nonprofit community development organization manages the downtown business district for the benefit of the merchants, business owners and residents of Highland Park.
On Sunday afternoon, over 300 gamers crowded into the College Avenue Student Center for "Fall Friendlies," an annual gaming party hosted by Rutgers Esports.“This is like if you were going to your friend's house just to play games, except on a much bigger scale,” said Adam Baugh, a student in the School of Graduate Studies who co-founded Rutgers Esports as an undergraduate in 2014.Jacob Moffatt, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences and the president of Rutgers Esports, said that the local area network (LAN) party is intended as a welcome-back for old members and as an orientation for new members. "Fall Friendlies" is the first of two major events to be hosted by Rutgers Esports in the fall semester. The second one will be Fireside Open, which will be a tournament.Rutger Esports serves as an umbrella organization for all the video game clubs at Rutgers.
A team of 11 Rutgers students is competing to set a Guinness World Record for the highest alka-rocket launch ever.
With the fall semester well underway, University clubs and organizations are helping mitigate the anticipation of Halloween with fun activities throughout the coming months.The initiative to increase student involvement is central to the all-inclusive environment set forth by the University, which hopes to take advantage of seasonal changes and a fresh semester and have students partake in new and interesting activities.Lauren Larsen, assistant director of Arts and Culture for the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), said the organization constantly looks to implement new ideas into the upcoming year while returning old favorites, such as Scarlet Harvest — an event that promises free food and live music on Cook campus — to the catalog. "Beats on the Banks" will also be returning as the annual fall concert with an undisclosed musical performance, Larsen said.
Local police are investigating an aggravated assault that occurred between a Rutgers student and unknown perpetrator this past Sunday.
According to a crime alert, the Rutgers student was outside of an off-campus party on Delafield Street at 12:43 a.m. when the assault took place. The incident is still being investigated and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD).
The "Arts in the Park" festival, which is in its 13th year, will take place later this month in Highland Park and will bring together over 200 creatives and vendors across the Raritan. The event will combine visual art, music and dance and will be centered in the downtown area.
From the annual harvest festival to Scarlet Day of Service, there is no shortage of ways for students to get involved this semester.
A group of 11 students from Rutgers has come together to set a world record for the highest launch of an alka rocket — a device fueled by the chemical reaction between water and alka-seltzer. Rutgers will be competing against students from other Big 10 schools for a prize of $25,000.
Rutgers Esports has had a growing presence on campus and the club is working to open itself up to a wider variety of students.
Hurricane Harvey grew from a regenerated tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico into a Category 4 hurricane in just 56 hours, according to the Weather Channel. The wind gusts from the storm topped 100 miles per hour in many locations, which lead to the widespread destruction of homes.The flooding has caused one of the worst weather disasters in U.S.