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With elections taking place from March 22 to March 24, RUSA held a series of informational sessions to prepare candidates to run. The meetings provided students with an idea of how to campaign and what their responsibilities might entail if they earn a position for the next academic year.
RU.HERE, a new organization on campus this semester, takes a two-pronged approach to combating the stigma of substance abuse.
The newly constructed Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House opened its doors this past Sunday as the Rutgers community showcased the long anticipated return of Safam, the Jewish folk rock band, in their first public housewarming event.The festivities began with dinner hosted by members of the Hillel board, followed by self-guided tours of the new facility and a performance from Kol Halayla, the oldest co-ed a cappella group at Rutgers, then capped off with Safams’ first performance in over 10 years.Samantha Brandspiegel, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and president of the Hillel Student Board, said the event pooled over 250 students, staff members and alumni to see the return of Safam after so many years.The band is known for their various performances throughout Rutgers prior to their hiatus and their members include lead singer, Dan Funk, son of Rabbi Julius Funk, the founder of Rutgers Hillel, Brandspiegel said.
Rutgers’ Muslims for Peace held their 10th annual "Prophet Muhammad Day (s) Interfaith Conference" yesterday at the Busch Student Center.The event included speeches from multiple prominent figures of varying faiths and communities, such as Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-2) and Rabbi Marc A.
Over two years have passed since two of the three access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were abruptly closed.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center hosted over 100 participants with special needs for "Special Friends Day," a day of activities held for people with intellectual disabilities.Paul Fischbach, the associate director of sports, said the event has taken place every year since 1992.
The Mark Leadership Conference, hosted by the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning, had its fifth annual gathering on March 4 at the Livingston Student Center. The goal of the conference is to “inspire action among students and encourage them to think critically about the 'mark' they will leave on the world around them,” according to the Mark Conference website.
In order to further product development and entrepreneurship among Rutgers undergraduates, several Rutgers graduate students working in conjunction with Ramenworks created Demo Day, an opportunity to showcase Rutgers student-based startup companies.Ramenworks, the New York City-based student-focused venture fund and community, focuses its attention on middle market cities with limited access to capital, said Ryan Toa, a Rutgers Business School sophomore and Ramenworks student partner. They set out to challenge this as institutions like New York University, with entrepreneurial labs, continue to out-contend smaller cities like New Brunswick.The current model for business students tends to eliminate the need for startup companies and streamlines them into a corporate culture.
Students had the chance to face their fears one dive at a time this past Friday at the annual "Tower Jump" at the Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus.Normally hosted in the beginning of April, the event allows students to take a chance jumping off of one of the three diving platforms in the Rutgers Aquatic Center, according to the Student Affairs site. Elizabeth Yarus, the aquatics coordinator, said they invite students once a year to jump off the different levels of towers.
On March first, RAMENWORKS hosted Demo Day to give Rutgers student startup companies a chance to showcase their ideas to investors. Five teams from Rutgers—New Brunswick participated in the event this year.
This year, Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez spoke at the 5th annual Mark Leadership Conference at Rutgers. More than 500 attendees gathered in the Livingston Student Center to participate in the nine-hour event.
Every year, the Aquatics Coordinator invites students to jump from the five, seven and 10 meter diving platforms at the Werblin Recreation Center.
Junot Diaz published his first short story collection, "Drown," four years after graduating from Rutgers University.
On Wednesday afternoon, The Center for Race and Ethnicity presented "Muslims in America: A Conversation," with the goal of educating Rutgers students about what it means to be Muslim in present-day America.This two-hour forum focused on creating a conversation among students.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare system, recently won the 2017 Women’s Choice Award after being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women.The Women’s Choice Award is the only healthcare distinction that considers female patient criteria.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Rutgers Nutrition Club and the Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization hosted an Eating Disorder Awareness Symposium. Present at the event were three guest speakers along with representatives from Rutgers Student Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and GenPsych Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facility.The event was held from 2 to 5 p.m.
State Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-20) would appoint a Rutgers student to the University’s Board of Governors if he is elected to New Jersey’s highest office this November.The state’s longest-serving active legislator attended a town hall hosted by the Rutgers University Democrats on Wednesday night in Van Dyck Hall on the College Avenue campus, where he spoke about his experience and why he believes he should be elected as the Garden State’s 80th governor.During the question-and-answer session that followed his pitch, he voiced support for putting a student on the Rutgers Board of Governors and said he is a cosponsor on a bill which would amend the Rutgers Act of 1956 to put a current student with full voting powers onto the body.“It fits in with my concept of giving the public a voice and a vote in the government, by putting real commuters on the Port Authority board, and bus and train riders on the New Jersey Transit board, and real environmentalists on the (environmental commissions), not just someone who’s my political friend but recommended from those organizations,” he said.Lesniak said that he does not think it is likely that the bill would come up for a vote, given how much time it has already spent in committee.Unlike primary competitor Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19), Lesniak would not commit to providing free tuition for public institution students whose families made $125,000 or less, because the state would be unable to pay for it.“What we should do is increase state aid to higher education,” he said.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Targum, Pulitzer prize-winning author, Junot Diaz talked about the influence of Rutgers on his writing and the current state of American politics.