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As many students are informed on move-in day, certain dormitory and department buildings at Rutgers University contain asbestos — a material that, if disturbed, can cause lung cancer and numerous other health problems. These buildings include the Quads on Livingston campus, part of the Gibbons complex, Demarest Hall, Katzenbach Hall, Lippincott Hall, Nicholas Hall and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.Neal Buccino, the assistant director of public relations for the University, said many of the buildings on campus that contain asbestos were constructed prior to 1980.“The mere presence of asbestos is not hazardous, so long as the material is intact and undisturbed.
The policy upheld by Rutgers Health Services regarding doctor's notes is meant to keep students from visiting centers for the sole purpose of getting out of class, but some professors still require written verification for excused absences.
The number of students utilizing the resources offered by CAPS has increased dramatically over the course of the last year, with more than 4,000 students making appointments. Attendance for group sessions has also increased by 16 percent.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Republican New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno addresses a gathering of supporters as she announces her candidacy for governor in Keansburg, N.J. New Jersey voters go to the polls Nov. 7 to elect the Republican incumbent’s successor, and neither of the top-party nominees, Democrat Phil Murphy and Guadagno, carries the kind of national profile that Gov. Chris Christie had since he first won statewide office in 2009. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Many fully-inhabited dormitories and department buildings at Rutgers, including the Livingston Quads, Demarest Hall and Katzenbach Hall contain asbestos in their ceilings. Asbestos, now known to be a leading cause of lung cancer, was popularly used for insulation after World War II.
Rutgers University's Transportation Master Plan, which will be implemented over the course of the next decade, includes plans for 9 new parking decks, various maintenance projects and streets with improved circulation.
Victims of the American economic depression and other similar cross-cultural tragedies have their struggles reimagined through documentary photography at the new Zimmerli Art Museum exhibit."Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography" showcases the subjective nature of documentary photography in an era dominated by the social aspects of photography, said Theresa Watson, the communications coordinator at the Zimmerli Art Museum.On Sept.
As the conversation about climate change reaches a fever pitch in the United States, the Rutgers Climate Institute is turning words into action. In July, the U.S.
Over a year after its creation, The Rutgers Student Food Pantry located at 39 Union St. on College Avenue continues to operate successfully and provide items for food insecure students. The pantry bank mostly operates on donations and contains a variety of foods including pasta and canned meats and soups.
On Thursday, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille in North Brunswick will be hosting an all-day fundraiser for “Into the Light,” a charity event organized by the Mazzini sisters — Sophia, a Rutgers Business School sophomore and Artemis, a School of Arts and Sciences senior.The Greene Turtle's fundraiser will run from 11 a.m.
Rutgers Business School was ranked among top 10 schools with the most diverse faculty in the United States, according to a survey conducted as a part of the Ph.D. Project, a project run by KPMG Foundation.The survey covers the current academic year and it showed that, of the most diverse departments, North Carolina A&T had 22 black, Hispanic or Native American professors on faculty.
As part of the "Into the Light" campaign for suicide awareness, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar in North Brunswick will be donating 20 percent of its profits to charity today. The event runs frun 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and was coordinated by two Rutgers students.
A little over a year ago, Rutgers created a food pantry to help students who could not consistently afford to eat. The pantry provides non-perishable food and more.
A new exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum entitled "Subjective Objective" explores the role of individual perception on documentary photography throughout history. The exhibit opened on Sept. 5 and includes over 200 photographs, alongside magazine spreads and videography.
A recent study found the Rutgers Business School had one of the top 10 most diverse faculties in the country. The University ranked 4th, behind North Carolina, Howard University and Florida A&M.
Recently, The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Rutgers a grant that would allow the University to conduct climate change outreach in agricultural areas. The program would educate farmers on ways to handle climate-change related weather changes while also building support around initiatives.
With the destruction of Hurricane Irma just recently being evaluated along the western Florida border, it is beginning to dissipate and move toward the East Coast, including New Jersey.Although New Jersey is expected to get no major fallout, Hurricane Irma — now a “post-tropical cyclone” — is expected to pose a major threat to the currents and tides along the Garden State."Dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions" exist for New Jersey’s beaches throughout the week, according to NJ Advanced Media.While the precipitation might be minimal, the coastal effects will still greatly affect any swimmers or surfers.
In a time when the nation seems to be at its most divided, one man is on a journey to extinguish social and political fears and promote unity.A little over a month ago, Liam Burnell, the author of Take Courage America, embarked on foot from Maine down the East Coast, aiming to meet and talk to as many people from as many different backgrounds as possible to promote his book.
Transferring to Rutgers University can often be a stressful experience, between navigating the five campuses, learning about the infamous RU Screw or just trying to figure out the bus routes.
On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Rutgers University Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) will be hosting their Clothesline Project event at Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus.One in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to apress release from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.The Clothesline Project, which Rutgers has hosted annually since the 1990s, is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the sheer scope of interpersonal violence in every community, said Loren Linscott, the director for VPVA.“I’ve always seen this event as (a part of) the process of trauma healing,” he said.At the event tomorrow, students will have an opportunity to share their experiences or express emotions related to interpersonal violence by decorating t-shirts with messages and then hanging them for display on campus.The display is meant to bear witness to the interpersonal violence that occurs in the community: survivors and supporters create the shirts “to give a voice to their experience and break the silence surrounding interpersonal violence,” according to the VPVA website.“The messaging can come from any type of voice,” Linscott said.