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Hundreds of people of all races, religions and nationalities gathered outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Newark, New Jersey this morning in support of Carimer Andujar, an undocumented Rutgers student who is being threatened with deportation.Andujar, who has been living in the United States since the age of 4, is a School of Engineering junior and the president of UndocuRutgers — a community and advocacy group for the hundreds of undocumented students at the University.Andujar was scheduled to meet with an ICE agent this morning after her protection under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expired on April 12.Following her meeting, Andujar exited the building and was immediately swarmed by her patiently waiting supporters.“I do intend to stay here, I do intend to finish my education and I do intend to chase my dreams,” she said to the crowd.
On Thursday, the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) arrested 25-year-old Curtis Smith for allegedly breaking a Stone Street residence.
This morning at approximately 2:00 a.m. a Rutgers Alert warned of the presence of a bear near the Quads on the Livingston Campus.
Reports of a bear in the vicinity of The Quads on Livingston campus last night were confirmed by the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD). The area has since been cleared.
The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a breaking and entering incident that occurred on campus early this morning.NBPD reported that a victim, who is affiliated with the University, awoke around 4:45 a.m.
Over 100 students gathered at Voorhees Mall Monday afternoon to rally in support of Carimer Andujar, a School of Engineering junior facing deportation.The rally was also a part of A Day Without Immigrants.
More than 100 students gathered at Voorhees Mall to rally in support of undocumented School of Engineering junior Carimer Andujar. Andujar is being interviewed by ICE on May 9, where she may face deportation.
Contrary to what was previously believed, Carimer Andujar’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) documentation has not been extended.According to a Facebook post, it was originally understood that her DACA had been renewed, meaning the School of Engineering junior would not be in danger of deportation when she meets with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 9.But Andujar’s lawyer recently told her this is not true, according to the post.Sherry Wolf, senior organizer at the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) said they are working around the clock to renew Andujar’s DACA before it is set to expire tonight at midnight.Andujar has been a resident of the United States since she was 4 years old, she said Tuesday night at an emergency meeting held in the Rutgers AAUP-AFT union office.
Earlier this month, Rutgers alumna Imbolo Mbue was presented with the prestigious PEN/Faulkner award for her recently published novel, “Behold the Dreamers.”The annual award is among the most highly regarded in literature.
The Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization comprised of 62 distinguished universities that aim to advance society through education, research and discovery, recently published a report on the actions its members are taking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on college campuses.The report, titled Combating Sexual Assault and Misconduct, consisted of results from 55 of the 62 universities in the AAU, with Rutgers—New Brunswick being one of them.The report says that all the universities represented in this report have changed and added strategies to combat sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses, according to their website.The report names Rutgers as being a main contributor to the success, according to a Rutgers Today press release.Rutgers piloted a climate survey developed by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women as part of a comprehensive campus climate assessment, according to the report.“We must as an institution adopt a culture of commitment to end sexual violence on campus – a culture of compliance is not enough,” said Rutgers—New Brunswick Chancellor Richard L.
This week, Johnson & Johnson introduced a new interactive museum that educates guests about the medical innovations and history from the company."Johnson & Johnson Our Story at the Powerhouse" also tells the story of how the company grew from its roots in New Brunswick. The launch was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with Johnson & Johnson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky and New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill.Cahill recalled "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" between New Brunswick and the company when James Wood Johnson, a founder, rented a building in the city in the late 1800s.“New Brunswick has been home to Johnson & Johnson ever since that time in 1886,” Cahill said.Alexandra Holland is the Enterprise Strategy & Communication Leader at Johnson & Johnson.
Focus on China, a company which promises to help students immerse themselves in the world’s most populous nation during their internships, was banned from posting positions with University Career Services (UCS), said Associate Director for Strategic Communications and Marketing Melissa Blake.The company was removed after a user noted in a comment on a Reddit thread that the company makes interns pay for their positions, she said in an email.“UCS was notified about the comments on the thread where students were discussing employers recruiting on campus,” she said.
A millennial-driven call for change has swept through Neilson Dining Hall, taking with it the refrigerated chicken breasts and greasy french fries.Dave Donlon, the general manager of Neilson Dining Hall, said as of April 3 the school’s dining service has undergone a complete overhaul of its takeout menu, promising to deliver on the students' demand for healthier alternatives as effectively as possible.He said that in closing out the semester, dining services found the remaining five weeks to be pivotal in receiving ample feedback from students as to what changes they wish to see implemented across the board.The menu, curated by Rutgers Dining Services chef manager Ian Keith, looks to touch upon a wide variety of diverse foods that reach out to any and all tastes, Donlon said.
Following its publication by Penguin Randomhouse, Imbolo Mbue’s debut novel earned immediate critical acclaim and was awarded one of the most highly regarded literary distinctions.
Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world’s largest student film festival. It began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week.Sponsored by Campus MovieFest and the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), the event, which describes itself as the “World’s largest student film festival,” is part of a national competition amongst universities across the U.S.
Spoon University is dedicated to being the “food resource for our generation, on a mission to make food make sense.” The organization originally began at Northwestern University and then spread to other universities.
On April 6, the Rutgers Board of Governors voted to approve a merger between the Graduate School—New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to form a new School of Graduate Studies based at Rutgers—New Brunswick.Creating a plan to combine the two graduate schools has taken more than two years, said Jerome Kukor, dean of the Graduate School—New Brunswick.
Chelsie Richie, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, was among 36 young scholars selected to be part of the 2017 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.The program was established in 2000 by a donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.