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Rutgers' adoption of a new email system called Office 365 has created tension between University administrators and the Rutgers faculty union.In August, the administration adopted the new system Rutgers Connect, and insisted to faculty that all University business be conducted through it, said David Hughes, the president of Rutgers’ American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) and a professor of the Department of Anthropology."Office 365 is a cloud-based email and calendaring system that will provide better collaboration within and between departments, improved email and calendaring services, excellent spam and virus filtering, a resilient system with 99.95 percent uptime and a service that provides many other useful collaboration, education and business tools," according to the FAQ page of Rutgers Connect.Hughes represents the faculty union and said he believes Rutgers Connect could potentially jeopardize academic freedom by increasing the University's ability to conduct surveillance on users.
Rutgers University has broken ground on the construction of a 295,000-square-foot, 4-storey athletic facility and parking deck on the Livingston campus.The facility will be built adjacent to the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) lot, and is a component of the “R Big Ten Build” master plan.
Rutgers hopes to revolutionize the technological world after introducing Caliburn, an internationally ranked supercomputer, created by University faculty.The Caliburn was revealed to the public during an unveiling event on Dec.
Olde Queens Tavern is ringing in the New Year with new bar tops in addition to their recently updated cement-epoxy floors.“When you have a bar with a lot of history like Olde Queens, it’s bound to accumulate a lot of wear and tear,” said Cesar Concepcion, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, bouncer and bar back at the Olde Queens Tavern.The renovations took place a few weeks ago and included improved countertops, updated from the ones added last June, said Frank Schweighardt, manager of Olde Queens Tavern.Schweighardt said the old floor had tiles popping out, especially after a busy night, that would require a lot of maintenance. “We’d have to come in and replace the tiles all the time.
New Brunswick has allocated about $15.5 million for water utility improvements — ranging from architectural repairs to filtration enhancements, said Public Information Officer Jennifer Bradshaw.“These improvements to our facilities will aid us in continuing to deliver approximately 13 million gallons of water per day to our customers utilizing efficient modern technology and infrastructure,” Bradshaw said.The improvements also include upgrades to pre-treatment facilities, replenishments to the chemical feed systems and upgrades to one of the city’s pump stations, she said.The City of New Brunswick does not currently have a timeline for the completion of the project.“We are in the process of going out to bid for an engineering firm to assist with plans for the improvements,” Bradshaw said.New Brunswick's water utility system has faced numerous scandals in recent years, including a history of employee turnover and quality infractions.Two water utility employees, William Ortiz and Joseph DeBonis, were suspended without pay in December, according to a City Hall press release.During the trial Ortiz was charged with bribery, while Debonis was charged with tampering with public records.
The trial of Timothy Puskas concluded Tuesday with the jury finding the 40-year-old New Brunswick resident guilty of the murder of William McCaw, as well as weapons offenses and hindering charges.On Feb.
Legal racial segregation was eliminated with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but de facto segregation still remains a prominent issue in the New Jersey school systems, according to an article by NJspotlight.According to the research of Paul Tractenburg, a distinguished lawyer and professor at the Rutgers Law School—Newark, New Jersey has the third highest number of severely segregated schools in the nation.
Increasing communication, awareness and education are just a few of the ways the Active Minds at Rutgers is working to change the conversation about mental health on campus.The purpose of the group is to promote mental wellness and to ensure that those struggling with mental health are aware that they are not alone, said Austin Wong, president of Active Minds and a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior. “It is especially important to be aware of mental wellness because college stressors definitely play a part in students’ overall well-being," Wong said.Active Minds at Rutgers serves as a liaison between students and the mental health community by providing information about available resources, according to the organization's website.“During club meetings, I usually brief members on upcoming events that they can participate in.
Each year, TedxRutgers hosts a conference for students, alumni and local thought-leaders in the Rutgers community.
In December, the New Jersey Senate presented Rutgers with a resolution saluting the University as a “globally esteemed educational institution in the Garden State.”Written by Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and Rutgers alumnus and Sen.
From Jan. 17 to Jan. 25 students can make changes to their academic schedules for the spring semester, otherwise known as the add/drop period.
PSE&> delivers more than just electricity to the people of New Jersey, as the company recently forged a partnership with the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University.PSE&> provided a $10,000 grant to help the organization fund an “LGBT Youth Empowerment Initiative.”The Tyler Clementi Center plans to use the $10,000 grant to host a day-long LBGT youth empowerment event for high school students across New Jersey.
Rutgers took its first visible step towards integrating bike and bus lanes along College Avenue this week.
While Rutgers students may be accustomed to the cold winters and constant traffic in New Jersey, these factors may have contributed to the influx of the population that left the state last year. New Jersey had a 63 percent outbound population in 2016, tied with New York, according to United Van Lines 40th Annual National Movers Study. Connecticut and Pennsylvania followed closely behind with 60 and 56 percent, respectively.“Frankly, it’s quite understandable,” said Chakeema Cruickshank, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore.Most of those who left the state reported doing so for employment, according to the study.This year’s data reflects retirees’ location preferences as well.
Rutgers University—Camden hopes to help an increasing number of students attend college through their "Bridging the Gap" program. The Bridging the Gap program pays for qualifying students’ tuition and general campus fees after state and federal need-based grants have been applied, according to the Rutgers University—Camden website.Craig Westman, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management at Rutgers University—Camden, said Bridging the Gap, which was launched in Fall of 2015, developed out of the campuses desire to be more accessible to New Jersey residents.“We realized that because of costs, a lot of New Jersey applicants who were accepted into Camden were opting to attend community college,” Westman said.
Fans of the fast-casual dining chain, Panera Bread, are in for a pleasant surprise this upcoming semester. With the closure of Au Bon Pain’s College Avenue location last month, the University confirmed that it is currently in negotiations with competing restaurant Panera Bread to open a location in the space adjacent to the Rutgers Student Center.When Au Bon Pain’s lease expired on Dec.
Today, unions representing thousands of Rutgers employees filed charges with the Department of Labor (DOL), accusing the University of withholding an estimated 500,000 dollars in wages and violating federal hour and wage laws.
The Spring Involvement Fair, which was previously scheduled for Jan. 16, is being replaced by a Greek Involvement Fair on Jan.
The Cooper Dining Hall bus stop on Douglass campus, also known as the “Cabaret Theater” bus stop, is scheduled to close after less than four months in operation.The change will be implemented on Jan.