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On Monday night a flyer that read “Imagine a Muslim-Free America,” was posted on the wall of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC), which houses a designated prayer room for Muslim students, according to authorities.The bottom of the flyer identifies American Vanguard, a white supremacy group that claims “America is under attack,” according to the group’s website.
The Rutgers Chinese Students and Scholars Association (RCSSA) celebrated the Chinese New Year on Sunday with a performance at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus.The theater was packed with students and community members alike looking to enjoy a night of traditional Chinese dance, martial arts and modern music.It also included a fashion show featuring both old and contemporary styles, as well as performances by the Central New Jersey School of Ballet, Rutgers’ K-pop Dance Cover Club called HARU and Casual Harmony, a Rutgers a capella group.Dr. Amp, a band formed by Rutgers students, also performed a mix of popular Chinese and American music. The event was co-sponsored by the RCSSA) and the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University.“The Spring Festival is the most important holiday in China,” said Pan Pan, a student at the Graduate School—New Brunswick and part-time lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.Because the holiday is based on the lunar calendar, there is no exact date, but it usually falls between late January and February. “It’s the beginning of the new year, and everybody, wherever they are, they all come back to their home to have dinner with their family and to celebrate this festival with their family members,” she said.
Last weekend, the Omega Phi Chi sorority held a retreat for female leaders, which aimed to support Rutgers women and promote solutions to prominent social issues.Mason Gross School of the Arts junior Asia Dockery ran the event and said that the goal was to empower women and provide them with tools to be better leaders. Dockery has been in the Omega Phi Chi sorority since the Spring 2016 semester and she is currently the public relations chair.Omega Phi Chi was founded in 1988 at Rutgers to represent females from diverse backgrounds. According to the site for the national organization, the overall purpose of the sorority is to promote unity among all women.The idea for the summit was first proposed by a member of the group in December to provide a platform for speakers to address Rutgers women, Dockery said.While Omega Phi Chi organized the event, the Asian-American sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi also helped, acting as the event’s co-sponsor and co-marketer.All of the students at the conference were considered campus leaders, Dockery said. One of those speakers, School of Arts and Sciences senior Chelsie Riche, shared her experiences studying abroad in South Africa, emphasizing differences she saw in education based on class and race as well as the need to make lasting change. “For the overall Rutgers community there are limitations.
Discussing topics ranging from U.S. Census forms to Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement, W.
The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) had their spring kick-off meeting on Feb. 1 to discuss their plans and expectations for the upcoming semester.Rutgers’ local chapter of NJPIRG is an organization dedicated to serving students and the community at large by running campaigns to address timely social and environmental issues, said Jeannemarie Ryder, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore and a member of the group.“NJPIRG is the largest student run and student funded non-profit in the state,” she said.The kick-off meeting began with several guest speakers, including Ethan Schoolman, a professor in the Department of Human Ecology.After an introduction to the organization and the speakers, each of NJPIRG’s several campaigns was highlighted by their respective leaders, Ryder said. Each leader then broke off into a smaller, more focused group to discuss their plans for the semester.One main project for NJPIRG this semester is 100 Percent Renewable, 100 Percent Possible.
Rutgers University does not plan to reinstall the bus shelter which used to stand at the Scott Hall bus stop.The school only has bus shelters at stops which are exposed to the elements with no other options available, said Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Operations Antonio Calcado.
Three Rutgers graduates have found themselves in the last place they expected — a newsroom halfway across the country in Fargo, North Dakota.The trio includes two Class of 2016 graduates, Morgan Parrish and Jackie Kelly, and Class of 2014 graduate Scott Sincoff, at the KVRR-TV newsroom, a Fox-affiliated television station.Sincoff was offered the position at KVRR while getting his master’s degree at Mississippi State University.“To be honest, I didn’t expect to get out of the Northeast until I interned at the Weather Channel the summer before my junior year,” Sincoff said.
KnightTRAK, an anonymous text-message system, aims to help students safely plan their drinking habits.The system encourages students to monitor their alcohol consumption and to reduce high-risk consumption, said Tanisha Riley, a Rutgers health education specialist.KnightTRAK is a 12-week program that works by sending students text messages on Thursdays asking if they intend to drink over the weekend, Riley said.
Terrence A. Reese's exhibit "Reflections: Photographs of Iconic African-Americans" explores the lives of influential black Americans in U.S.
Rutgers students have a new and unique option for affordable haircuts on campus. 23 Cuts is a student-run barber shop that operates out of a student's house on 23 Senior St.Since opening last summer, the business has garnered significant popularity.“At first it was a joke,” said Ronit Hemrajani, a School of Engineering sophomore and one of the barbers.
To celebrate Black History Month, Livingston Residence Life organized "HAIRitage," a three-day conference featuring workshops, presentations and screenings that focus on what hair means to the black and Afro-Latino communities.The events were held on Livingston campus from Feb.
The READ club at Rutgers has been working avidly to increase student literacy and generate interest in personal reading. After several years of inactivity, current President and School of Arts and Sciences senior Elisheva Rosen worked with her peers and the Rutgers Libraries to resurrect the club. Their goal is to create a place for students to explore important societal issues through the discussion of literature.Rutgers READ is the only official book club on campus, according to their Collegiate Link webpage. The mission is to increase literacy on campus by providing students with an opportunity to expand their literary horizons.As a hybrid between a leisure and academic club, READ holds monthly meetings where members discuss the book of the month and then votes to chose a new book to read.“We try to choose books that fit the significance of the month we’re reading it in,” said Julianna Rossano, co-vice president and a first-year student at the School of Arts and Sciences.
A Rutgers professor is making strides in research that could help everyone from astronauts to the average person heal from injuries faster and stay healthier.Ronke Olabisi, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been conducting her research for months now and is expected to make important breakthroughs that could expedite the healing process of wounds caused by injury.While earning her degree in aeronautical engineering, she discovered that one of the most magical creations was the human body, according to an article in Essence Magazine.“People don’t think about wound healing when they don’t have a problem," she said.
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.