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Interim Chancellor for Rutgers-New Brunswick Richard Edwards accosted The Division of Administration and Public Safety for their treatment of William McCaw’s murder that occurred on Feb. 15. Edwards, also executive vice president for Academic Affairs, spoke at the Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting held last night at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.
A Rutgers report concluded that the state does not provide enough oversight to its third-party contractors. According to the report, jointly published by the School of Management and Labor Relations and the Department of Public Policy and Administration, New Jersey lacks the necessary personnel to monitor the maintenance of their contracts, putting the lives of its most vulnerable people — children, the disabled and the elderly — at unnecessary risk.
The Intersect Fund provides funding to small businesses looking for microloans and advice. Ninety percent of their clients are minority businesses owners, said Rohan Mathew, president of the fund. New Brunswick is a “majority minority” city, where minorities — African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and other groups — make up most of the population. But these groups still face difficulties opening up new businesses.
The Fresh Grocer is facing penalties and possible shutdown for owing $784,754 in rent, said Mitch Karon, executive director of the New Brunswick Parking Authority, who is also the owner of the building. “We’re talking about nine months of back rent at this point,” he said. The NBPA recently issued a letter of default to the store in hopes of progressing negotiations on the debt. The Fresh Grocer has not yet responded to their attempts at discussion.
WHAT’S NEW One month remains until students will engage in activities, mainly dancing, for 30 hours at the Rutgers University Dance Marathon 2014. It is a philanthropic event that unites the Rutgers community in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Embrace Kids Foundation. RUDM dates back to the spring of 1971.
Students have filed a petition on change.org requesting Rutgers University to email students about the murder of a former student. The petition also asks Rutgers to develop a comprehensive safety plan between the Rutgers University Police Department and the New Brunswick Police Department.
Urmi Otiv believes many of the world’s problems could be solved with more international students. “The reason people become aggressive is because they don’t understand each other,” said Otiv, director of the Center for Global Services. International students are heading to Rutgers University in increasing numbers and are considering new majors and different ways of interacting with others.
The history of death penalty in the United States hinged on one enigmatic justice, said Evan Mandery, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at John Jay College. Mandery told the story of capital punishment in the Supreme Court at a speech yesterday at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on Douglass campus. Mandery recently published “A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America,” which discusses the almost-death of the death penalty before its revival over the years.
MARC ELLIOT Twenty five million: to us it could be a good amount of money, or the population of a city or the inheritance someone might leave behind. To Marc Elliot, it is the number of tics he suffered over a span of 20 years. Elliot was 9 years old when he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive and involuntary impulses called “tics.”
Rather than listening to her words, Gloria Steinem asked her audience last night to turn the event into a town hall meeting. “Hierarchy came with patriarchy, and neither of them work anymore,” she said. Steinem, writer, editor and feminist activist, spoke about the media’s representation of women at the Livingston Student Center for “Media: More than Reality,” part of the Susan and Michael Angelides J. Lecture Series.
Rutgers is preparing its Athletics Department for the Big Ten with a 68 percent increase in subsidies, according to an article in the Asbury Park Press. USA Today Sports, in conjunction with Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center, obtained a report filed to the NCAA last year about the state of Rutgers’ athletic finances.
Between poetry and practice, Sufism is one of the most well-known forms of Islam in North America, said Jawid Mojaddedi, associate professor in the Department of Religion. Erik Ohlander, professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, spoke about the history of Sufism and the relationship between Sufism and society yesterday at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.
Paul Talbert, a family law partner at Donohoe Talbert LLP, said client relations was both the best and worst part of his job. In his experiences, Talbert has had a client get caught cheating when talking to his mistress, via electronic form, about their sexual relations. Talbert, a Rutgers alumnus, was also interviewed on “Entertainment Tonight” about the Kardashian marriage case.
For the failure of disclosing maps of off-campus areas over which the New Brunswick and Rutgers police departments have jurisdiction, Charlie Kratovil, the editor-in-chief of New Brunswick Today, filed a lawsuit against Rutgers University and the city of New Brunswick. Kratovil filed the suit with the Middlesex County Superior Court in hopes of clarifying changes made to RUPD jurisdiction since 2010, according to the official complaint.
Despite advancements in gender quality in the workplace, women still earn an income equivalent to 77 cents on every man’s dollar, said Teresa Boyer, executive director of the Center for Women and Work. The Douglass Residential College hosted the “Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ‘42 Career Conference for Douglass Women” Saturday at the Douglass Campus Center.
Admission to Rutgers-New Brunswick is becoming increasingly competitive.
The different languages used on road signs across Israel indicate bias against Arabic-speaking citizens, said Galit Hasan-Rokem, a professor form Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hasan-Rokem, who teaches Jewish history and folklore, discussed the ethnic involvement of Jewish traditions yesterday in a lecture entitled “New Forms of Ethnic Traditions: Israel in the 21st Century,” held at the Douglass Campus Center.
PSE&G has decided to close the pipeline that ruptured in the Raritan River last week, New Brunswick City Council President Rebecca Escobar said. Escobar said the move to close the pipeline affected Highland Park more than New Brunswick. She could not comment on how the 16-inch pipeline break would impact the surrounding environment. PSE&G stopped the leak two hours after it began.
Richard Pezzullo broke the record for most votes for an independent candidate when he ran for U.S. Senate under the Conservative Party ticket in 1996.After a long break from politics while working for computer company NetCentric, Pezzullo decided to run again for the Senate as a Republican. “This year, I didn’t see anybody who was going to be able to promote conservative principles,” he said.
Surrounded by Jimmy Fallon and Bono at Monday’s “The Tonight Show,” center snare of the Rutgers drumline Patrick McHale felt like a rock star. McHale performed “Invisible” by U2 with seven other members of the marching band. The drumline was approached about this performance last Thursday, said McHale, a Rutgers Business School first-year student.