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More than 900 university students from across the nation gathered this weekend to discuss how they could break through society’s boundaries.For the first time in seven years, the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) held its annual conference at Rutgers University.
A new plant species of flower has been discovered right here on campus. Lena Struwe, is an associate professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources and Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, discovered a new species of asterid flower trapped within amber for at least 15 million years.
Many shelters end up having to euthanize their animals, but Poor Paws Rescue is working to turn that trend around.
Despite their busy schedules, some Rutgers students are trying to save animals as well as the environment by simply going on a meatless diet.The Veg Society provides an on campus meeting place where vegan and vegetarian students can meet to support each other and grow the Rutgers veg community, according to the group's website. The reasons for adopting a meat-free diet are varied and can come from a moral standpoint, a health standpoint or an environmental one.
RU Breaks is bringing workshops to University students to
teach the synthesis of break dancing and creativity.“The beauty of expression in dancing is something you really
can’t describe," said Daniel Paik, a School of Engineering sophomore and club leader.
Fashion lovers have a place to not only share their interests but also prepare for a future in the industry, with the Fashion Organization of Retail & Marketing.The group's mission is to unite Rutgers students with a strong interest in fashion, provide learning and networking opportunities and enable students to explore and prepare for prospective careers in the business of fashion, said Patricia Hwang, co-president of the organization and a Rutgers Business School junior.
While many students spend their Saturdays doing homework, sleeping or relaxing, a group on the Rutgers campus is dedicating that time to building houses for families who do not have homes.Rutgers Habitat for Humanity, the University chapter of the international nonprofit group, helps provide housing for low-income families, said Vishnu Venkatesh, the group's vice president and a School of Arts and Sciences junior.
Facing one's demons may seem impossible, but there is little reason to do it alone.Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drugs Assistance Program (ADAP) and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) offers therapy groups at Rutgers are to help students deal with a wide variety of issues like anxiety, stress, eating disorders, grief and loss.
One deaf cat's journey has touched the hearts and minds of many Rutgers students. Twitch, a cat owned by Casey Haddox, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences sophomore, was lost on Feb. 6 and found days later with the help of social media.
Sometimes, all you need is a little room to breathe."Breathing Room," a weekly peer-listening group, hosts small-group discussion sessions for those looking to connect with others in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, said Zaneta Rago-Craft, director of Student Affairs at the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities.
Anime, Japanese culture and environmentalism all come together in an organization where students can socialize and discuss these interests.The Anime and Japanese Environmental Society works to bring fans of anime, manga, Japanese pop culture and Japanese subcultures together and to celebrate all of those things, said Robert Rodriguez, president of the organization and a School of Arts and Sciences senior.
Rutgers students continue working on their goal to revolutionize transportation by advancing to the next round in the SpaceX Hyperloop Design competition.
In high school, Taufeeq Ahamed wanted to create a tribute for the 2,996 of his countrymen that died on Sept.
Harry Potter is a literary hero, and most people see that. Fewer people see the link between “The Boy Who Lived” and religious references. A class at Rutgers wants to change that.
The dull drone of decade old televisions was near silent below the cacophony of control sticks. Games were being played, and friendships were being made.
Students serious or simply interested in art have a place to share their passion at the Rutgers Art History Student Association.
As tax season begins, there are many who might find filing taxes daunting and mysterious. But Beta Alpha Psi at Rutgers is helping low to moderate-income residents in the New Brunswick community ease through the experience.Beta Alpha Psi is an honor society within the Rutgers Business School for financial information students and professionals, said Community Service Director Eunice Kok. Members promote the study and practice of accounting and finance through professional meetings.
The Rutgers University Debate Team won bids to two exclusive Round Robin tournaments this year, according to the Rutgers—Newark website. One invite came from the Annual Val A.
Figure skaters of all levels have a place to share their passion for the sport with the Rutgers University Figure Skating Club (RUFSC)The RUFSC is one of the newer clubs at Rutgers, but it has evolved quickly over the past three years. Jasmine Lin, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and founder of the club, said she started the club because the skating community was missing from her college experience. “I have been immersed in the skating community since I was 9 years old, and my first year at Rutgers was my first year without that ... community.
Only six years into its existence, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies decided they were not “crazy in love” with the idea of offering students the “Politicizing Beyoncé” course in the near future.After not being included on the department’s course schedule for two semesters, the highly popular black feminism class that addresses topics like power dynamics and sexuality will be offered in Fall 2016 by the Department of American Studies.“Politicizing Beyoncé” was created in 2010 as a special topics class for the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, said Kevin Allred, a professor in the Department of American Studies and the course's creator.“They’ve given me no reason for why it’s wasn’t renewed for the spring or summer, so after hearing back that the schedule was finalized and ... that it wasn’t being offered, I went to the American Studies department,” he said.Allred pitched “Politicizing Beyoncé” to the Department of American Studies because he is an adjunct professor, and he will not get paid for teaching any courses for two semesters in a row if no department offers the course to students, he said.It is not unusual for courses to be offered in one department and then be offered in another, said University spokesman Greg Trevor on behalf of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.“This course has not disappeared from the spring schedule,” Trevor said in an email.