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With live music, food and giveaways, the Back to School Block Party drew hundreds of students to The Yard @ College Avenue. The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) has numerous events coming up this semester, including Scarlet Harvest in October.
This year, Money ranked Rutgers 35th in the country for business, based on affordability, quality and career payoff. Within the Big Ten, Rutgers was placed 5th.
Members of the Rutgers community have come together over the course of the last few weeks to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. From blood and pillow drives to groundbreaking hurricane research, the University working to maximize its relief effort.
The Scarlet Knights made a splash during their 2017 season opening game by rolling out a hot tub for the student section to enjoy.
The American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) is working to negotiate a revised contract with the University regarding family leave and disability resulting from pregnancy.Dory Devlin, director of University News and Media Relations at Rutgers, said that the University follows state and federal law as it relates to maternity and family leave.The Family and Medical Leave Act, which Rutgers abides by, provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for qualifying employees, according to the United States Department of Labor.BJ Walker, a senior staff representative for the AAUP-AFT, is a strong proponent of the act.“(The Family and Medical Leave Act) is terrific to have because it preserves someone’s job ... It offers a real layer of protection for employees, that they won’t get fired because of illness,” she said.Even with the advantages of existing policies at Rutgers, the AAUP-AFT desires to improve benefits for its employees.Currently, the organization provides six weeks of paid recuperative leave, followed by an additional eight weeks of paid leave for birth mothers belonging to it.
Rutgers has been named among the top online colleges for student economic mobility in 2017, according to an SR Education Group report.Out of 2,273 colleges considered for the report, only 97 made the cut.
Currently, Rutgers follows state and federal guidelines for maternity and family leave. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP-AFT) at Rutgers is working to expand options for faculty members in small departments.
Rutgers kicked off its 2017 season with a "War Before the Shore" themed game, complete with jacuzzis, giveaways and boats. The Athletic Department plans to continue creating themed games for the student body.
The municipal ID program, which launched this week, offers identification to residents that can be used in city buildings, schools and police departments.
According to a newly released report, Rutgers is in the top 20 percent of online universities for economic mobility. This is defined by the likelihood of students to move from the bottom 5 percent to the top 5 percent.
Rutgers is starting off the fall semester by breaking down another societal barrier — employing the first openly gay dean in the over 250-year history of the University.Newly appointed Dean of Rutgers School of Public Health Perry Halkitis said his sexual orientation does not affect his position, but it does offer him a unique opportunity to set an example for other people in marginalized groups.“I can be an openly proud gay conducting research that seeks to enhance the health of LGBTQ population.
As of Jan. 24, a total of 546 people from 373 households were considered to be homeless in Middlesex County, according to the 2017 Point in Time (PIT) Count Report.These numbers represent an increase of almost 20 percent in known sheltered and unsheltered homeless people in the county since the last year. The count is carried out by Monarch Housing Associates, a nonprofit that aims to end homelessness by expanding the supply, accessibility and variety of affordable, permanent supportive housing through development, planning, advocacy and partnerships, according to their mission statement.According to the 2017 report, the count provides a statewide snapshot of homeless households in the community and reveals important demographic and other information regarding the families and individuals in question by way of the survey.Middlesex County officials told The Daily Targum that the number of homeless people appears to have risen since 2016 as a result of an increasingly refined counting process.
With classes and college football season now in full swing, one thing is missing between this September and last September — The Alley. But, even with The Riot Squad, the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council working in conjunction with the administration, promises to bring back the tailgating lot will not be realized anytime soon.
Upon repurposing what once stood as Au Bon Pain, Panera’s newest College Avenue location is now open for students and faculty seeking their daily bread bowl fix.The chain is known for serving food with no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors from artificial sources.
The 20 percent jump in homelessness may partially be due to an adjustment in how the Point In Time (PIT) report is calculated.
After a collaborative effort to bring back The Alley, it appears the prospect of a student tailgating lot at Rutgers is out of the question for the foreseeable future. Hobbes said the Rutgers Athletics Department is working on other ways to improve the gameday experience for the student body.
Perry Halkitis, the recently-appointed dean of the School of Public Health, said he hopes his personal experience will enable him to set an example for marginalized students at Rutgers. Halkitis previously worked at New York University's College of Global Public Health and hopes to push the rankings of the Rutgers department into the top 10 in the country.
Over the summer, Panera officially replaced Au Bon Pain in one of the most coveted pieces of real estate on College Avenue. Located adjacent to the student center, the new branch has already been successful in attracting business.