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With affordable housing, crime rates drop and economic independence rises. Douglas S. Massey, the Henry G. Bryant professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, was invited to be the keynote speaker for the fourth and final conference in the 2012-2013 Sawyer Seminars on Race, Place and Space in the Americas.
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps held its first awards ceremony yesterday at Kirkpatrick Chapel, marking the end of NROTC’s inaugural year at the University. At the ceremony, the first-ever class of NROTC midshipmen were honored for their perseverance and commitment.
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps held its first awards ceremony yesterday at Kirkpatrick Chapel on the College Avenue campus.
Midshipmen in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps were honored for their perseverence and commitment after completing their first year of training.
An air of competition clouded the annex of the College Avenue Gymnasium last night as students prepared to compete in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s second annual charity “Minute to Win It” competition, based off the hit NBC show of the same name.
Dylan Storms, a School of Engineering sophomore, left, and Kris Johnson, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, winners of the event, competed for charities such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation last night in the PRSSA “Minute to Win It” competition. The winners received Barnes & Noble Nook e-readers.
One year ago, a few fed-up students asked the Rutgers University Student Assembly to endorse their alternative to overpriced bookstore textbooks, the startup company RU Selling. RU Selling is a website that allows students to post information about textbooks they are buying or selling and meet up with fellow students in University safe zones to exchange cash for the books.
Eugene Kim, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, participates in the Dunk Tank with Erin Donegan, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences first-year student.
A student gets a henna tattoo at the carnival.
University alumnus and folk musician Spook Handy spent the past week as an artist-in-residence, running workshops and speaking to students about folk music’s place in American society. New Jersey Folk Festival director and University Professor Angus Gillespie invited Handy to the University after working with him.
Spook Handy, a University alumnus, is spending this week as an artist-in-residence at the University. He has been speaking to students about folk music’s place in American society, and will be performing at the N.J. Folk Festival Saturday.
A panel of University students shared stories of violence against women on Douglass campus yesterday as a part of the “Feminist Leadership: Transforming Boundaries at the Center For Women’s Global Leadership.” Along with hearing the panel’s stories, students participated in interactive events and learned about feminist leadership.
Rutgers Hillel hosted its end-of-the-year BBQ with Graffiti Artists “Artists 4 Israel” yesterday on the College Avenue campus, displaying positive messages about Israel.
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.