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“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.
New Jersey is continuously the state with the highest property taxes, according to NJ Advanced Media. With the gubernatorial election set to take place Nov.
With tuition and living cost expenses increasing every year, many students struggle to make ends meet.According to the Rutgers housing website, on-campus living can soar as high as over $13,000 for a year.
Last Friday, a group of progressive-minded people gathered in the Alexander Library for the 45th annual Friends of the Modern School meeting and discussed alternatives to the conventional form of education.
As a part of the University’s Strategic Plan, Rutgers announced they intend to revamp financial aid to eventually create a “One-Stop Shop,” where the Rutgers community can go to one location for all student services.The plan was initiated as a result of the University's efforts to improve the student experience, said Neal Buccino, a University spokesperson.Buccino said students described a “pain point” as having to go from office to office, dealing with long lines and not reaching the right person to solve their problem.
For the last decade, New Jersey residents have paid the highest property taxes in the nation, but both candidates in the gubernatorial election have proposed plans that intend to reform state taxes.
For the last 45 years, progressive individuals have met to preserve the legacy of the Modern School — an anarchist community that used to exist near Rutgers.
By 2019, the University plans to open “One-Stop Shop” service center on Busch campus, where students can access financial aid, student accounting, parking services and transcripts.
Students struggling with the cost of on-campus housing have found solace in Helyar House, a residential house on Cook campus that gives students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences an opportunity to live on campus at a reduced cost.
Thousands of students at Rutgers University take online classes and in many ways, they are revolutionizing the way people think of the traditional classroom.Richard Novak, the vice president for Continuing Studies and Distance Education, said that the online class has improved at Rutgers over the past few years as newer technologies have been developed and more faculty members have been instructed on how to design their courses and teach online most effectively.A wider variety of courses are being taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level online than ever before, Novak said. There are newly offered online degrees that students who never come to campus and may be outside of New Jersey can take.