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Chie Ikeya felt embarrassed about her ignorance of the Burmese culture. The assistant professor in the Department of History developed an interest in Burma through personal ties with the country, as well as through her undergraduate and graduate research at Cornell University.
Rutgers is continuing to prepare for its future move to the Big Ten athletic conference. The Rutgers Athletic Department signed an $11.5 million deal with the American Athletic Conference to relieve them of their contract, less than the $15 million they originally sought, according to a press release. Rutgers plans to join the Big Ten July 1., according to the Bleacher Report article “Why Rutgers Is in a Better Position Than Maryland to Succeed in Big Ten.”
The Henry Rutgers Merit Scholarship is a part of the University’s new Strategic Plan, which outlines Rutgers’ long-term ideas for construction and academics. The $6,000 scholarship would be awarded to the New Jersey’s top 400 undergraduates, according to a Star-Ledger article. The first 100 scholarships are currently available to students applying to Rutgers, President Robert L. Barchi said in the article.
Kean University student and former Rutgers student William McCaw was found dead on Saturday in a backyard on Hartwell Street, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Authorities believe McCaw, 22, of Gallatin, Tenn., was fatally beaten, although results of an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office were not immediately available.
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office is in the midst of an ongoing investigation regarding an incident that occurred on Hartwell Street in New Brunswick. There have been unconfirmed reports of a dead body on the scene of the crime.
Gauri Shukla said her transition from India to Katzenbach Hall on Douglass Campus was difficult. “I definitely had a rough patch my freshman year,” said Shukla, now a School of Arts and Sciences senior. Housing and Residence Life plans to improve the integration of international students into the University with the International Friendship Program, which matches American students with international students, said Michael Stillwagon, the director of Residence Life at Rutgers.
Jonathan Thomas, also known as “Hawk,” made the children at the PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital giggle when he told them that his name came from his ability to fly. Children watched the antics and listened to the jokes of the Harlem Globetrotter during his visit to the hospital, located on Somerset Street, as a preview to his performance at the Prudential Center in Newark this weekend.
Gov. Chris Christie is facing increased scrutiny after his administration admitted to mistakenly claiming a prominent developer had a track record in affordable housing. The Fund for Affordable Housing, maintained by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, gave Boraie Development LLC $4.8 million in post-Sandy aid for a Somerset Street apartment complex, according to an NBC report.
The mayor of Piscataway and a Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services official promised further collaboration and innovation yesterday at an event hosted by the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group’s Rutgers chapter.
Douglass campus is celebrating the announcement of the new location and improvements to the Katzenbach bus stop, currently located across from Katzenbach Hall on Ryders Lane. Jamila White, president of the Douglass Governing Council, said the council passed a resolution last semester requesting that Rutgers renovate the stop.
Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has come under fire since Friday when revelations arose that Christie may have known about the George Washington Bridge lane closures, and that he mishandled Sandy relief aid by sending it to a New Brunswick apartment building. Christie’s administration sent $4.8 million to the construction complex on Somerset and Condict streets from the Hurricane Sandy relief fund, according to an NBC report.
Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has recently come under fire once again when revelations arose that Christie may have known about the George Washington Bridge lane closing and that he mishandled Sandy relief aid by sending it to a New Brunswick apartment building.
Food is more than what sits on the plate. It is a business story, an economic story, a political story, a cultural story and an entertainment story, said Teresa Politano, a food critic for The Star-Ledger. Politano, author of “Celebrity Chefs of New Jersey: Their Stories, Recipes, and Secrets,” is sharing her storytelling abilities with Rutgers in her new class, a special topics course in food journalism.
Two courses offered at the University give widely different but important perspectives on the epidemic of HIV/AIDS. Jack Tocco, instructor for the Department of Anthropology, is teaching a new course titled, “The Global AIDS Pandemic” that covers the many aspects of the disease. “It’s an epidemic that affected so many millions of people — it warranted an entire class about it,” he said.
The University opens this semester with many new online courses for interested students. Chris Scherer, the director of the New Program Initiatives and Digital Learning, said the Creative Works Project and the Office of New Program Initiatives and Digital Learning are offering collaborations with students.
Nechama Bloom, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, took organic chemistry with Professor John Taylor after she transferred to the University. She said she enjoyed the class so much that she went to office hours every week Taylor held them and maintained a close relationship with the professor. Bloom was disappointed to learn that this semester, another professor would take control of the syllabus and structure of the course.
Cold weather affected many winter vacations as a polar vortex swept through the Northeast early January. Meteorologists are predicting a new cold front to hit as students go back to classes. David A. Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist, said the weather this week would not be as freezing as the subzero temperatures earlier this month. But this front, unlike the previous one, is expected to last into February.
Police arrested a man Saturday evening for holding two Rutgers students at gunpoint and attempting to make an escape on his bicycle in the area near Guilden Street and Mine Street.
The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of Rutgers and Virginia Tech scientists to assist them with the long process of integrating unmanned drones into commercial use.
New Brunswick police have arrested five Rutgers students for drug dealing after a search of their Hamilton Street home uncovered 15 pounds of marijuana and steroids.