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Do we, as Americans, hold the truths, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” to be self-evident? These notions were presented by the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence, and ideally, they are the principles that this country was built on. But are these principles still relevant in the modern age –– Can they be transferred? And if they are relevant, are they values that modern day politicians strive to adhere to and support?
In December 2014, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced its plan to launch a University Pass (U-PASS) pilot program for Northeastern, Harvard and Tufts University. The U-PASS pilot would require a complete buy-in from one or more area universities to purchase monthly transit passes at a 50 percent discount for all of their students.Here at Rutgers, students are easily connected with New York City and Philadelphia via the Northeast Corridor Line. In addition to using NJ Transit to commute to and from campus, the statewide public transit system is utilized for internship, employment and cultural opportunities. But all of this comes at a price. A student commuting on NJ Transit to New Brunswick could spend up to $1,626 on monthly passes over six months. Going into Manhattan once a weekend costs $130 monthly. One round-trip alone costs $26.
Almost exactly one year ago, The Daily Targum ran an op-ed by a student named Colleen Jolly that contained vulgar anti-Semitic statements.
In his element, Robert L. Barchi, University president of Rutgers, has the cool demeanor of a business executive.
What was your New Year’s resolution? Was it to improve your grades? Maybe to lose weight? Or are you finally going to finish that book you were working on?
Get involved” is one of the most universal pieces of advice a first-year student hears upon arriving on the banks of the old Raritan.
On Nov. 10, a group of Rutgers-New Brunswick doctoral students went for a scheduled meeting with Peter March, the newly appointed executive dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, intending to discuss the SAS’s executive decision to cut the number of teaching and graduate assistant lines assigned to departments for the 2014-2015 academic year.
On Monday, President Barack Obama proposed a new funding plan that would require police officers to wear body cameras and undergo special training in order to better help them interact with the minority communities they serve.
I am writing in response to the Dec. 3 opinion article in The Daily Targum titled, “US not doing enough to address issue of gun control.”
On Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, 28 lives were lost, including the lives of 20 children all under the age of 8 years old.
Historically, the public has seen American college campuses as places of social activism and involvement. Whatever apathy exists outside university walls, students are expected to lead the way by being proactive in addressing the social and political ills of the day.
Last Sunday, a friend and I entered Alexander Library to catch up on work due the following week.
Recently, the Students for Shared Governance coalition began the Where RU Barchi campaign to protest that the administration, and specifically University President Robert L. Barchi, who is denying meetings with student groups.
In Monday’s opinions piece entitled “Photo published of ‘die-in’ shows inappropriate bias,” Abeerah Wasti writes that during a recent anti-Israel demonstration put on by the Rutgers-New Brunswick chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine at Brower Commons, “Zionist organizers made fun of people lying on the ground, placing pamphlets on their bodies and placing their feet near their faces.” As someone who was present at the event from the beginning to the end, I can tell you first-hand that this is a blatant lie and never occurred.
Last Tuesday, Students for Justice in Palestine held a “die-In” at Brower Commons to commemorate 140 of the 501 Palestinian children killed by the Israeli military during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.
Last week was Palestinian Awareness Week, a three-day long event organized by the Rutgers chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine meant to celebrate and educate people about Palestine and its people.
When I received an email about the Global Renewable Energy Education Network Program from Dean Fred Bernath, I took a moment to consider the possibilities.
She confidently voted for the war in Iraq, joked about the murder of Muammar Qaddafi, organized a fascist coup in Honduras and led a racist campaign against Obama in 2008.
Upon entering Alexander Library on Monday, Nov. 10, I was taken aback by a sign proclaiming Rutgers ID cards would be required by patrons in order to remain in the library after 10 p.m., beginning on Sunday Nov. 16.
She was a very successful lawyer, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, Senator of New York, and U.S Secretary of State.