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NEWARK, N.J.— The Rutgers Board of Governors approved a series of name changes to various University facilities on Wednesday. They include renaming Kilmer Library as the James Dickson Carr Library, the apartments at The Yard @ College Ave as the Sojourner Truth Apartments and the Old Queens walkway as Will’s Way.
NEWARK, N.J.— The Board of Governors approved musician and actor Steven Van Zandt to be the speaker at Rutgers—New Brunswick’s 2017 commencement ceremony. Carla D.
On Feb. 2, Clothier Hall staff were informed of a swastika symbol drawn on a dry erase board in the first-floor study lounge.Residence Life reported the incident to the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD), who launched an immediate investigation.
On Jan. 4, the internationally recognized Jordanian film, "3000 Nights," was screened in the Busch Student Center and was attended by over 50 Rutgers students, staff members and alumni.The film was selected by Jordan to represent their country at the 89th Academy Awards, and by the Palestinian Authority as their entry in this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
Take Back the Tap is fighting water privatization by educating Rutgers students about safe drinking water.
The seventh annual Rutgers Got Talent show was held at the Livingston Student Center on Monday night.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report, sea levels off the Northeastern coast of the United States could rise significantly by the year 2100.The report’s objective was to update scenarios of global-mean sea level rise (GMSLR), take into account how potential GMSLR increases could impact regions along the U.S.
The Rutgers Students Against Trafficking organization is composed of students that are working continuously to bring attention to the prominence of the issue of human trafficking.The organization's meeting last Thursday featured special guest speaker Mandy Bristol-Leverett, the executive director of New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, who spoke to the crowd about modern human trafficking and how students can spread awareness.“The more prepared the workforce is in all fields, the more we’re prepared to look for this, identify it, report it and know what to do about it,” said Bristol-Leverett.There are numerous ways to play a role in preventing human trafficking, she said.“The first step is to learn the hotline number, 888-373-7888 or text BeFree if you see something,” Bristol-Leverett said.Right now, child brides are not recognized as victims of human trafficking in the United States, which is in direct conflict with our foreign policy, she said.The intention of this law is to give teenagers the freedom to marry their significant other if they are pregnant or going overseas, which can be seen as positive, but is being abused to force children to marry adults, Bristol-Leverett said.“There’s very little we can do about it from a service provider standpoint," she said.
The Arab Cultural Club at Rutgers works hard to raise awareness on campus about Arab culture and to inform other students about their traditions.The club's biggest event of the year is their annual Street Festival in April on the College Avenue campus.
Any undergraduate student who has lived on campus has experienced a process unique to Rutgers — the University's housing lottery system.The lottery system is a tool used by Residence Life in order to determine where students will be living on-campus for the upcoming academic year.
Rutgers is now home to the most powerful and accurate weather radar in the tri-state area, named the StormTracker 4, according to a press release by NBC.The radar will be located on Cook campus and will be used by the Department of Environmental Sciences, students and in RU-tv’s weather broadcasts.NBC 4 New York, WNBC, Telemundo 47 and WNJU announced the arrival of StormTracker 4 on Feb.
In his 2016 commencement speech, former President Barack Obama described Rutgers University as a unique reflection of the country’s diversity and unity.“America converges here,” Obama said. “And in so many ways, the history of Rutgers mirrors the evolution of America — the course by which we became bigger, stronger and richer and more dynamic, and a more inclusive nation."
Rutgers' Institute for Research on Women (IRW) is working to stimulate and expand feminist scholarship and activism beyond the Department of Women's and Gender Studies.The organization has been working with feminist and queer theory scholars across the nation to compose its annual interdisciplinary Distinguished Lecture Series, under a new theme — "Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization and States of Crises," according to the website.In addition to the Distinguished Lecture Series, IRW holds three themed programs annually, said Sarah Tobias, assistant director and event coordinator of IRW. “We are talking about feminist insecurity in various different ways," she said.
On Friday, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) marched down College Avenue to deliver a "eulogy" for workers’ rights.The march was part of the "Fight for $15" campaign, a movement that is advocating for the minimum wage in New Jersey to be raised to $15 an hour.The Fight for $15 campaign is carried out throughout more than 300 cities in the U.S.
It is something every Rutgers student desires, yet very few actually achieve — the No.1 lottery number in the annual housing lottery.Despite the rarity of receiving the first spot, many students still yearn for it every year.
The Daily Targum officially entered its 149th year on Friday, caucusing its new editorial board after 10 hours of discussion.Its 148th editorial board covered the controversy surrounding Milo Yiannopoulos's visit, kept students informed during the Cook/Douglass power outages, tracked changes of Rutgers’ bus stops, the 2016 presidential elections and subsequent #SanctuaryCampus protests and became the first college newspaper to interview a sitting U.S.
The Red Cross Club is an organization dedicated to promoting the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and hopes to act as an important service tool in the Rutgers community. The Rutgers organization aims to be an extension of the national organization, said Anna Chen, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and the club’s president.The American Red Cross is a national organization dedicated to helping communities across the globe.
The Center for Global Education (CGE) held their annual Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday at the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs.Students at the fair were able to speak with program representatives, faculty leaders and students who have studied abroad.