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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.
For two hours, professors, graduate students and Muslim members of the community shared their experiences and talked about what it means to be Muslim in modern-day America. The conversation took place on Wednesday and was organized by The Center for Race and Ethnicity.
The APhA-ASP health fair gave senior citizens an opportunity for free blood sugar tests and self-care advice, while also presenting pharmacy students with an occasion to develop professional and hands-on skills.
The Saint Peter's University Hospital was chosen as the best hospital in the nation for women based on patient surveys, referrals and extensive research. The hospital is located on Easton Avenue.
Original planning for the Eating Disorder Awareness Symposium at Rutgers was initiated last semester and took place on March 1, which intersected with both National Eating Disorder Awareness week and National Nutrition Month.
The Rutgers University Democrats invited State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20) to speak at a town hall meeting on Wednesday night. The gubernatorial candidate said he would increase state aid to higher education.
The Rutgers Business School continues to face some backlash after an incident where business students were turned away from the career fair for failing to meet their dress code policy.On Feb.
There are over 6,000 rare diseases that affect people in the United States.One Rutgers student who suffers from a rare disease held an event on Tuesday to raise awareness about her disease and how to make progress going forward.Allysa Kemraj, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome during her first year of high school.This disease is a collection of heritable tissue disorders that affect the body's collagen.
Students looking to transfer into the Mason Gross School of the Arts may experience more difficulty graduating on time than students applying to other schools at Rutgers. Mason Gross serves as the hub for the visual, theater and music departments at Rutgers with roughly 785 undergraduate students participating in different programs of study, ranging from jazz to painting, according to Petersons.With an acceptance rate of 21 percent, Mason Gross is consistently one of the most selective schools at Rutgers.
Members of the Rutgers student organization RU FeelGood are working to end world hunger through the cultivation of social consciousness and skills in entrepreneurship.FeelGood is a national organization that began in 2005 at the University of Texas at Austin and now functions through 25 active chapters on college campuses, according to their website. In the past 12 years, the organization has raised $1.82 million as part of their mission to end world hunger by 2030.“Each chapter is responsible for fundraising money with 100 percent of the proceeds going to FeelGood's sponsor organizations such as Water for People, The Hunger Project, Pachamama Alliance and Choice Humanitarian.
Rutgers libraries have become primary places for students to hang out with friends and indulge in group studies, whereas their original function — as places to check out and read books — has moved to online databases. Erin Fitzgerald, a Rutgers Business School junior and a lab consultant at Kilmer Library, said some people still use library books because they ask for help with research on circulation desks or scanning pages of books for projects.Graduate students and those who study certain subjects like law absolutely require books, so they often use library resources.
The Rutgers Business School faced backlash after refusing to allow an estimated 40 students into their annual career fair. They have since apologized, promised to amend their dress code and offered to make up the lost networking opportunity for students.
Rare Disease Day took place at Rutgers on Feb. 28, led by Allysa Kemraj, a School of Arts and Sciences Junior who was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome four years ago.