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With the University’s recent disassociation with Adidas for its unethical practices, the debate over which companies the University should invest in has turned to oil corporations. Members of the nationally ranked Rutgers University Debate Union joined with professors Wednesday night at the Cook Campus Center to debate whether the University should discontinue its investments in fossil fuel to address the issue of climate change.
Arianna Magrini, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, looks at crochetted items Thursday night at the Douglass Campus Center.
The Rutgers University Programming Association sponsored the event featuring Krochet Kids International, which teaches women in poor countries to crochet and sells the wares at fundraisers.
University students learned how to conduct themselves during intimidating business dinners at last night’s “Dining Etiquette.” Tina Knight, a career management specialist for Career Services, said the event helped teach students how to use proper etiquette while conducting business meetings in a dining setting. Proper etiquette is necessary for those who wish to advance themselves in the business world, said Douglass Ricci, a University career management specialist. “Proper dining and business etiquette is important for potential employers,” Ricci said. “That is because they want to know whether or not they have the proper skills to entertain their customers and clients in social settings.”
Doug Ricci, a University career management specialist, addresses the crowd Wednesday at the Rutgers Club on the College Avenue Campus on the proper way to make a good impression over dinner to employees and colleagues.
In his three years as a teaching assistant at the University, Kellen Myers has had some unusual experiences. In one particular incident, a student came to his office hours, filed his nails with his colleague’s nail file, and then fell into a deep sleep while snoring open-mouthed, he said. “I let him stay,” said Myers, a fifth-year Ph.D candidate in mathematics. “It was so bizarre, my only reaction was to ignore it.”
In January 2012, Bruce Whitehouse witnessed the beginning of a violent uprising in Mali. “From my house in downtown Bamako, the capital of Mali, we could hear gunshots all over the city,” said Whitehouse, a Frank Hook assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Lehigh University. Whitehouse spoke about the problems Mali has encountered since the overthrow of President Amadou Toumani Touré yesterday at Lucy Stone Hall on the Livingston campus. “We woke up the next morning and saw on the TV that the constitution had been suspended, and President Touré had gone into hiding.” Whitehouse said he served as a volunteer for the Peace Corps about fifteen years ago, and said his wife is from Mali.
The story of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who kept a diary while hiding from Nazi raids, has not been confined to her diary. Professor Jeffrey Shandler, a professor in the Department of Jewish Studies, demonstrated the expanse of the cultural phenomenon in society surrounding Anne Frank and her infamous diary since its original publication in 1947 last night at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center. Shandler said this “Anne Frank Phenomenon,” a term he coined, includes musical compositions, films, plays, YouTube videos, poetry, dance and much more.
Jeffrey Shandler, professor in the department of Jewish
Studies, adresses the crowd last night at the Douglass Campus Center about the far-reaching legacy of Anne Frank.
The Rutgers University Debate Union is just a few tournaments away from stealing Harvard University’s third-place standing in the American Parliamentary Debate Association. RUDU is currently the APDA’s fourth-highest ranked team, followed by Harvard University in third, Brandeis University in second and Yale University in first, said Storey Clayton, RUDU’s coach. The team expected to pass Harvard this past weekend, b
Onlookers craned their necks Saturday to catch a glimpse of a rare sight at Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus as a group of 75 students excitedly moved en masse into the dining hall. But these students were not from the University. They were fifth through eighth graders from Rise Academy in Newark. The public charter school is a member of the Knowledge is Power Program, a nationwide network of public charter elementary and high schools with one common goal, said Shannon Grande, a seventh grade teacher at Rise Academy.
The various University governing councils plan to launch diverse initiatives this year, like hosting beauty pageants, social gatherings and professional development activities. The governing councils include the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council, the Pharmacy Governing Council, the Engineering Governing Council and the Rutgers Business Governing Association, among others.
The Byrne Seminars, the Aresty Research?Center for Undergraduates and the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs sponsored a celebration for assistant professors. The event, which took place yesterday at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus, allowed assistant professors to mingle with other assistant professors from different departments.
For the next three days at the University, students on campus should not be alarmed when they notice certain buildings glowing red. As a part of the “Go and Glow Red” campaign to raise awareness about women’s heart health, Rutgers Against Hunger, Rutgers Facilities and Rutgers Student Life are collaborating to make the Douglass Campus Center, Rutgers Student Center, Livingston Student Center and the Werblin Recreation Center glow red, said Melissa Selesky, community relations director for Community Affairs.
When Gregory Cui joined the Rutgers Mock Trial team in 2010 as a first-year student, the 5-year-old team had never been to a national competition. Now, Cui, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, is a leading attorney and treasurer for a team that is trying to get to the national tournament for the second time. The team placed second overall out of 670 colleges and universities in last year’s competition, said Rachel Holt, team captain.
Dhruv Patel, a member of the Rutgers Mock Trial Team, listens at practice. The team will compete at a regional tournament at Penn State University on Feb. 9 and 10. The team hopes to reach the national tournament for the second time in its history.
The Douglass Campus Center lights up as a part of the “Go and Glow Red for Women” campaign to raise awareness for women’s heart disease and stroke.
Even though environmental policy is at the forefront of President Barack Obama’s agenda during his second term, the future of the Environmental Protection Agency depends on confronting climate change for direct results.
Judith Enck, the EPA’s regional administrator for New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, relayed this message yesterday in the Cook Campus Center during her lecture on the past, present and future of environmental protection.
Judith Enck, an administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, discusses the future of her agency and the changing climate Tuesday at the Cook Campus Center.