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On Saturday, Generation Rx held their bi-annual event "Prescription Drug Take-Back Day," a national initiative run by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the goal of getting rid of prescription drugs in a safe way.The Rutgers chapter of this initiative is relatively new, said Emilia Debek, an Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy junior and the committee chair of the club said.“Our pharmacy school specifically, we started two years ago.
With voting less than one week away, Rutgers students opened up about the issues that are shaping New Jersey’s gubernatorial election. Among students’ top concerns are education, marijuana legalization and environmentalism.
Despite an increase in University crime alerts this semester, authorities assure students that crime in New Brunswick is declining. The New Brunswick Police Department reported a shooting on Hamilton Street this past weekend under the Clery Act, which protects students by providing transparency regarding crime around campus.
Every Sunday, The Yard @ College Avenue welcomes students to get down(ward dog) with free outdoor yoga. Through breath control, meditation and simple poses, the classes offer a unique way for students to de-stress on campus.
Once in the Fall and once during Rutgers Day, Generation Rx, an organization comprised of pharmacy students, hosts "Prescription Drug Take-Back Day." The event, run by the Drug Enforcement Administration, emphasizes safe ways to dispose of prescription drugs on campus.
New Jersey ranked 6th in a list of states with the highest post graduate degree payoff. Students who decide to continue their studies in state can estimate a 14.51 percent increase in pay raise compared to the national average.
Coming off of a strong season of protests in the spring, Rutgers University seems unusually quiet this year with fewer students participating in rallies and demonstrations this semester.In April, an update was made to a University policy on rallies and demonstrations held on Rutgers property to differentiate between the terms “free expression” and “disruption.” Now, student advocacy leaders are questioning whether the policy is to blame for fewer students expressing their voice in the fall.“I get that student safety is important but the current policy now, besides common sense items like ‘do not obstruct vehicle, bike and pedestrian lanes,’ there are some things in reading the text itself that make you say, ‘Woah, this is against our First Amendment rights,’” said Adeel Ahmed, a Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) senator-at-large and a School of Arts and Sciences junior.Ahmed is also RU Progressive’s co-president and said that, to him, in specific areas of the policy the language is vague, and he questions whether a student’s right to protest a guest speaker on campus is still protected under the new policy change.
"Peter and the Starcatcher," Cabaret Theatre’s first mainstage production of the year, is premiering tonight and will run until Nov.
Inconsistencies in this year's fall weather have left students confused about what to expect in their daily commutes to class. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures measured on land and at sea over the last century have shown that the Earth's average surface temperature is rising.The website said that during 2016 the average temperature across land and ocean surfaces was 1.69 degrees above the 20th-century average.
The University’s strategic plan for “the new Rutgers” calls for an increase in international and out-of-state students.As a result of Trenton divesting in public education, the portion of the operating budget provided by state funding has been steadily decreasing.
“The perfect son.”That is how Jimmy Drake, the father of 32-year-old Darren Drake, a victim of the terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, described his son.Darren Drake, a member of the Rutgers Class of 2007, lived with his parents and ate dinner with his family every night, according to NJ Advance Media.When their son did not take his seat at the table for dinner at 7 p.m., they knew something was wrong.The New Milford, New Jersey native worked in New York City, and instead of taking smoke breaks, he would go out for short bike rides, Jimmy Drake said.
A steady rise in temperatures across land and sea predicts an unusually warm winter this year. New Jersey has equal chances for temperatures above and below the average, prompting students to anticipate irregular weather on their daily commute.
In order to recuperate from state budget cuts, the University is decreasing acceptance rates for first-year students while increasing out of state admissions. International and out of state students do not receive in state grants and help replenish the schools operating budget.
The show’s director, Maya Mitterhoff, created her own adaptation of “Peter and the Starcatcher” for Rutgers students, after watching it multiple times on Broadway. The play will premiere tonight at Cabaret Theatre on Douglass campus.
Updates to the University's policy regarding protests and rallies on campus have caused concern among students who are unsure whether their rights are protected. Changes to the policy emphasize student freedom of expression as long as it does not interfere with University operations.
On Sunday morning, police responded to reports of a large swastika spray painted on the exterior wall of Stonier Hall.The drawing faced out toward one of the most highly trafficked areas on College Avenue and featured a black swastika enclosed by the international probation sign — a red circle with a diagonal line through it.
During the full body meeting of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) last Thursday, members presented a preliminary proposal to pilot a free menstrual hygiene program on campus for students struggling with financial insecurity.The average price of a tampon is about 19 cents outside the University, but on campus, the average cost rises as high as 38 cents, according to statistics compiled by the assembly.“(This) is something that students have been asking us to work on for over a little over a year now,” said Evan Covello, RUSA president and an Edward J.
The first organizational meeting for the New Jersey Student Power Network, a group of students and community organizers from all over the state, was held on Saturday. Several Rutgers students attended the meeting, alongside students from other schools including TCNJ and Monmouth University.The meeting was coordinated by New Jersey Student Power, an organization devoted to developing networks of student activists, and Anakbayan New Jersey, a Filipino-American group that advocates for free education and social services.Matt Cordeiro, the millennial strategist for New Jersey Student Power and a Rutgers alumnus, said that the meeting served to unite otherwise disparate groups through the common goal of political change.“We can get people to come together and work on similar campaigns and channel that energy into concrete change,” Cordeiro said.
University buses are a crucial component of life on campus for students and faculty. First Transit, the private transportation company that provides Rutgers with buses, explained their hiring process. Bus drivers are employed through First Transit, a company that provides buses for 242 different locations in the United States, many of which are universities like Rutgers, said Jay Brock, the spokesperson for First Transit.