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Julia Cinnamon, a Northern California native, cannot enjoy the luxuries of going home over the weekend and having friends from high school in close proximity. Her transition from home to New Jersey was difficult in her first year at the University as well, she said. “It was really difficult not knowing anyone,” said Cinnamon, a co-creator of the Out of State Student Association.
Looking to educate students on the benefits and logistics of biking around campus, the Graduate Student Association organized its second annual Bike Fair yesterday on the College Avenue campus. “We’re here to create awareness and tell others of the bike facilities, bike safety rules and biking advantages,” said Aimee Jefferson, an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy senior.
Rewa Marathe, a Graduate Student Association representative, adjusts the brakes on a bike at GSA’s second annual Bike Fair yesterday on the College Avenue campus.
Richard Trent, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, helped inform students about the benefits of bike safety.
Brian Stromberg, a doctoral student at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, attended the Bike Fair with Rewa Marathe, a Graduate Student Association representative.
University students experienced Caribbean culture Saturday with food, dancing, fashion and performances by international reggae artist Shaggy, as well as many local bands. The West Indian Student Organization celebrated its 35th annual Caribbean Day with a carnival-themed party outside the Paul Robeson Cultural Center on Busch campus.
Rather than partying on the beach or moseying on the couch at home, some University students spent Spring Break pouring concrete and digging foundations under the Guatemalan sun for a construction project to expand a local health clinic.
Maud Mandel, director of the Judaic Studies Program at Brown University, gave a lecture last night looking into the origin of the conflict and violence between Muslims and Jews in France. The University’s Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life hosted the lecture in the Douglass Campus Center, titled “Muslims and Jews in France: The Genealogy of a Conflict.”
Students in the Salud y Paz project went to Guatemala to help build the second story of a medical building over Spring Break.
Maud Mandel, director of the Judaic Studies Program at Brown University, discussed the rift between Muslims and Jews in France ever since the October 3rd, 2000 Molotov cocktail attack on a synagogue in Paris.
At the forefront of the Alexander Library atrium yesterday, a bunch of giant, angry grapes made with cake, fondant, Kool-Aid, and other ingredients, stared at curious onlookers. Melody Tomaszewicz made the creation — an edible interpretation of John Steinbeck’s, “The Grapes of Wrath.”
As a part of the University’s Tent State Program, students and community activists learned about the power of social movements to change electoral politics from guest speaker Frances Fox Piven, who is widely known for her efforts in pressuring Congress to make voter registration easier in the 1980s.
Members of the University community created edible books as a part of yesterday’s ‘Cook the Books:?An Edible Book Festival,’ which took place in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.
Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the United States, Melody Barnes believes one of the nation’s major challenges is connecting the youth with the ability to get a comprehensive education. Barnes, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, spoke last night at the Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue campus.
Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the United States Melody Barnes spoke about the issues with the education system yesterday at Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue campus.
Rafaela Dancygier believes Americans and Europeans have many misconceptions about immigration‘s advantages and disadvantages, and has found that often, common knowledge is based off ignorance. Dancygier, an assistant professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, hosted a seminar on immigration in the U.S.
Rafaela Dancygier, assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, spoke to students yesterday about the misconceptions surrounding immigration’s advantages and disadvantages in the Loree building on Douglass campus.
Cancer does not sleep, and for 14 hours neither did the participants of Relay for Life, a marathon to raise money for cancer research. The event celebrated its 13th year at the University, lasting from Friday night to early Saturday at the Livingston Recreation Center, said Kristina Mischke, the president of Colleges Against Cancer. Sean Moonen and Harrisson Quijote, both brothers of the University’s Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter, walked for family members with cancer.
Participants walked around the track at the Livingston Recreation Center between Friday night and Saturday morning to raise money for cancer research. The annual relay includes an opening ceremony, a survivor’s lap, the Luminaria ceremony and the “fight back” ceremony as well as numerous other activities to ensure that everyone involved stayed awake throughout the night.
Relay for Life attendees stayed at the event until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.