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Hens need a sanitary and environmentally sound location to produce eggs — but battery cages cause stress and dehydration, which do nothing but increase hen fatalities. Rutgers United for the Welfare of Animals and the Rutgers University Vegetarian Society proposed a Cage-Free Egg Referendum to University students. The organizations ran a referendum in 2011 where students filled out surveys agreeing to pay an extra $7.50 for their meal plans, said Katherine Schwartzer, founder and president of Rutgers University Vegetarian Society.
Battery cages cause stress, starvation and dehydration in hens, increasing fatalities.
Phi Sigma Sigma raised over $6,500 from their “Strut for the Kids Fashion Show” to help children with serious disorders, said Samantha Hod, the show’s coordinator. The fourth annual fashion show was held at the Busch Campus Center on Saturday. Twenty children from the Embrace Kids Foundation, ranging in ages from five to 21, participated in the show alongside 50 University students from different greek life organizations who worked as models and coordinators.
Members of Zeta Beta Tau participate Saturday in the “Strut for Kids” fashion show.
Members of Phi Sigma Sigma.
Zeta Beta Tau participate Saturday in the “Strut for Kids” fashion show.
Members of Alpha Phi Omega.
Scherezade Garcia decided her print of the Statue of Liberty for the ArtQuake project would have a new feature — a brown hue. The University’s Center for Latino Arts and Culture hosted a panel discussion Thursday night on Caribbean art and cultural exchange. “According to me, the Statue of Liberty should be [of mixed race],” Garcia said. Garcia said when children ask how to make the color brown when they paint, teachers tell them to mix all the colors on their palette together, like a “mestizo,” or mixed-race person.
The Center for Latino Arts and Culture hosted a fundraiser and panel discussion yesterday for Haitian artists and those who were impacted by the 2010 earthquake.
The exhibit featured the work from artists such as Scherezade Garcia, who used the color brown in her work to highlight the many different cultures in the United States.
Technology helped bring together organizers from the Immigrant Youth Justice League in Chicago and two other professors for a panel to stimulate public discourse on issues faced by undocumented immigrants. Technology Without Borders is a university-wide series hosted by Dr. Ariana Mangual Figueroa, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Education. This year, the series focuses on citizenship and responsibility. For the first time, the series used a hybrid panel with videoconferencing technology.
University community members had the chance to voice their questions, thoughts and concerns about the University’s transportation system yesterday at its annual forum. The forum, which took place in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus, covered issues such as parking, biking and bus routes. Jack Molenaar, the director of the Department of Transportation Services, said this year’s forum was the most successful because of its location in the Rutgers Student Center’s atrium, where many students congregate.
Panelists came together from different parts of the country to stimulate public discourse on the issues faced by undocumented immigrants yesterday at the Graduate Student Lounge in the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus.
The University’s Department of Transportation hosted a question-and-answer session last night at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus, which allowed students to voice their concerns about the transportation system.
Micha Cárdenas and her partner intimately kissed and monitored their heart rates, naked and in front of a live audience in a video yesterday presented at the Trans Technology symposium. In her project, “Technésexual Interaction: Erotic Mixed Reality Performance,” Cárdenas and her partner’s avatars were simultaneously projected and mimicked their actions, while their heartbeats played for the audience in the video.
Students write their positive and negative technology experiences on post-it notes at the Institute of Women and Art’s “Trans Technology: Circuits of Culture, Selfm and Belonging” symposium yesterday at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library.
Malachy Quinn, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, performs magic tricks and plays with yo-yos yesterday at the Cook?Campus Center, for the Rutgers University Programming Association’s “All the Skills I Wish I Had” event. Students were able to learn new skills that different people presented.
The Board of Governors adopted a list of priority facility projects last Thursday that will use more than $410 million of funding through New Jersey’s Higher Education Capital Facilities Program for construction and renovation, according to Media Relations. “All of [the projects] are in alignment with the academic priorities of Rutgers and with the state’s priorities to expand and strengthen New Jersey’s capacity in the fields of health care, life sciences and technology,” University President Robert L. Barchi said.