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Åsa Rennermalm brought some of her most valuable, high-tech research equipment to Greenland for her master’s thesis, only to have it break when she got there. “This was a place on northeast Greenland where you have 20 people and the nearest town is in Iceland, which is a six-hour flight away. … It’s just not a place where you can send it for repairs,” said Rennermalm, an associate professor of Geology at Rutgers.
The Rutgers University Student Assembly heard presentations from the Rutgers University Programming Association and a national student advocacy group last night at their general body meeting. They also voted to support a resolution to support students at the City University of New York in their battle over the student center.
After two years, the Scarlet Latte Cafe at the Archibald S. Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus is closing its doors at the end of today. Lack of traffic has made its operation a loss, said Lila Fredenburg, director of administrative services for Rutgers Libraries. She said Rutgers Dining Services, which operates the cafe, decided to cut its losses and abandon the space, which the library owns.
Stephen Abel learned about the benefits of games of chance when his chapter of American Legion burned down 18 months ago. He said while the Lawrenceville, N.J. organization managed to get back on its feet with fundraising and personal donations, many veterans’ associations could use additional resources for building maintenance, especially in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Corrugated cardboard signs held by the homeless do not typically form the structure of buildings. But in New York City’s Union Square, 2010’s “Sukkah City,” and its accompanying documentary featured such a design and others from the minds of architects recreating the traditions of the Jewish holiday Sukkot. The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life hosted the “Rutgers Jewish Film Festival,” now in its 14th year, at the Regal Cinemas in North Brunswick.
Although private loans make up only 7 percent of the student loan market, they represent 15 percent of student loan debt, according to a report by the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group’s Law and Policy Center. The center published a report yesterday titled “Private Loans, Public Complaints” based on data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which handles complaints about private student loan lenders.
Seven different groups — from the Rutgers Climate Institute to the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum — are collaborating to bring a documentary about climate change in the Arctic to campus. “Chasing Ice” will screen today at the Rutgers Cinema on Livingston campus and will be followed by a panel of five Rutgers professors.
Michelle Gelber and Mandy Spiller plan to celebrate the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Friday ruling to allow same-sex marriages by getting married today on a beach in Asbury Park, N.J. Gelber, who is from Wall Township, N.J., said she and her fiancee have been engaged for almost a year. “We’ve been waiting so long. We want to make it happen as soon as possible,” Gelber said. “We’ve been scattering around trying to get everything in place.”
The Rutgers University Student Assembly voted to support the Delta Upsilon fraternity with its meal swipes program. It also unanimously passed a resolution supporting shared governance and heard Felicia McGinty, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, speak about the division’s plans and hopes for the University. Jacob Shulman, recording secretary of RUSA, said the meal swipes program would take the cost of a meal swipe and donate it to charity.
A ballot amendment this November may decide the salaries of 41,000 New Jersey workers earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to a survey from the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The New Jersey Legislature voted to include a constitutional amendment raising the minimum wage to $8.25 per hour on the Nov. 5 ballot, said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics Poll.
Films are only a part of what is offered at the Rutgers Jewish Film Festival.The event, now in its 14th year, features speakers, audience participation and a community environment from Oct. 24 to Nov. 3, said Karen Small, the festival director. The festival began when a Rutgers alumna approached the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and offered funding from the Karma Foundation to premiere the best Jewish films.
Newly appointed Rutgers Board of Governors member Richard Roper once contributed to 15 committees simultaneously. He said he has cut down substantially. Now, he only serves as a senior fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute at the State University of New York and as president of the public policy-consulting firm, The Roper Group.
Rutgers Hillel celebrated their move to a temporary location with a ceremony including singing, dancing and prayer. The Jewish religious and cultural center moved from its home at 93 College Ave. to a temporary location at 8 Bishop Place, where they plan to wait for the completion of a permanent building on the College Avenue campus.
Daniel Munoz has seen the issue of same-sex marriage affect many of his friends firsthand. “I have a lot of gay and lesbian friends, and I know a lot of gay and lesbian couples,” said Munoz, the Cook Campus representative of the Rutgers University Student Assembly.
Anne Newman, the director of Student Conduct, spoke at the Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting last night about new code of conduct, the Off-Campus Task Force and future plans to coordinate with students on issues surrounding student conduct. She said the Office of Student Conduct addressed academic and behavior violations, assisted fraternity and sorority issues, and helped mediate conflicts between students.
New Jersey residents nowadays see maps as a tool for getting to a location as quickly as possible, using GPS systems to get directions on their route. But maps have served many purposes over the years, from informing navigators of the land’s properties to defining the borders of the state, said Nicholas Ciotola, curator of cultural history at the N.J. State Museum in Trenton.
What’s worse than pirates taking away your ship, family and home? Global warming, apparently. And according to the Pastafarian Society at Rutgers, the two might be more connected than you think.
The New Brunswick City Council convened yesterday to pass resolutions on local affairs and hear public commentary on subjects from labor laws to unfair police practices. The council approved an ordinance congratulating Rutgers students who recently returned from Florida after a bicycle trek to Orlando to raise money for the Embrace Kids Foundation, said Russell Marchetta, New Brunswick spokesman.
Scarlet Pulse debuted last week as an option for students looking to connect through events around campus, ranging from knitting to watching football.
Although students may complain about the construction scattered around Rutgers, the changes mark the beginning of an initiative to redefine the character of the College Avenue campus and create a new, uniform look, said Antonio Calcado, vice president of University Facilities and Capital Planning.