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As Rutgers celebrates its 250th anniversary, a new course has been created to give students the opportunity to learn more about their centuries-old university.The online course, called “History of Rutgers University,” is open for the Spring 2016 term and available for registration to all students on the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses.
After a year and a half fundraising, the bank account for the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies has passed the $2 million mark.The endowed chair will enable Rutgers to have a permanent focus on a particular set of academic and intellectual concerns, said Alison Bernstein, director for the Institute for Women’s Leadership.“Gloria Steinem was a recipient of the Presidential Metal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor,” Bernstein said.
From West Coast Swing to Lindy Hop,
the Rutgers University Swing Club danced the night away and participated in a variety of activities
The club hosted “Winter Westie,” its largest event of the semester on Saturday, Dec.
Brenna Mazur, a Rutgers Business School first-year student, said She’s the First is an organization that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries who will be the first in their families to graduate.The organization focuses specifically on girls because past and present statistics continuously prove girls face greater discrimination when it comes to education as opposed to boys.“By supporting these girls and providing them with an education, we are helping them to break the cycle of poverty, not just for themselves, but for future generations as well,” Mazur said. “Education goes far beyond the classroom.”
As soon as Chris Ash took the podium, it was easy to see why University President Robert L. Barchi and Athletic Director Patrick Hobbs hired the energetic 41-year-old co-defensive coordinator from Ohio State as the next head football coach at Rutgers.With a jam-packed team room at the Hale Center flooded with journalists, cameras and other onlookers waiting for the Scarlet Knights' next head coach to speak, Ash might have very well won his opening press conference from the moment he took the podium."I'm gonna try to lighten this room up a little bit," he said after thanking Hobbs for introducing him. "There's a lot of serious looks in here and we've gotta get some smiles going here at Rutgers right now."If his first impression was any indication, Ash could be the one to turn the Rutgers football community's frowns upside-down.After his Memorandum of Agreement was signed in an approval meeting with the Board of Governors on Old Queens Campus in New Brunswick, Ash arrived at the football program's training facility at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway and made a splash in his introductory press conference.His contract will pay him a base salary of $2 million annually over the next five years, with a $100,000 increase in each year starting March 1, 2017, to headline other incentives of the deal.He takes over after Kyle Flood's four-year tenure where he went 27-24 with three bowl appearances, but with hopes of getting the Knights back on track after a tumultuous 2015 season where they regressed in a 4-8 season with a 1-7 record in their second year in the Big Ten Conference.Even more so, Rutgers aims for Ash to straighten up a program that saw seven players arrested over the course of the season with two investigations — one where the head coach, Flood, was suspended for three games with a $50,000 fine for impermissible contact with a faculty member.But Barchi, who placed his trust in his newly-appointed athletic director to make the best decision for the future of the football program, knew all along that Ash was the perfect fit."Over the course of the last week, I've had the chance to spend a fair amount of time with Chris (Ash) and I have to say that I have come to the firm belief that he is the right person for this job," Barchi said.
As September came to a close, the New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA) distributed flyers informing the general public that meter parking will no longer be free on Saturdays between the hours of 8 a.m.
Ramen noodles are a staple in the diet of college students, who are constantly trying to eat on a budget.But a new website is working to connect hungry students with events offering free meals. The Free Food @ RU website, lists free food scattered around campus.
Since the recent relieving of Kyle Flood as head coach of the Rutgers football team, the University has been on the search to find someone to fill the position. A couple of names have been thrown around, including former coach Greg Schiano, or Western Michigan University coach P.J. Fleck, but today a new name was heard — Ben Kautz.
Over Thanksgiving break, Deepa Kumar headed to a movie theater to watch Trumbo, a biographical film about Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted in 1947 for his political beliefs.
Potential Mason Gross School of the Arts students seeking a graduate degree next year will have one key advantage over their predecessors in visual arts if they are admitted.About 15 applicants to MGSA's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree will be accepted into the Visual Arts program, said Gerry Beegan, chair of the Department of Visual Arts.
An idea three years in the making is set to come to life on Easton Avenue this December in the form of Mexican cuisine.Tacoria is a business venture of three childhood friends and University alumni with a passion for Mexican food.
With the search for the new Rutgers head football coach underway, University President Robert L. Barchi refuted any reports that he has already offered any of the candidates for the job.In an exclusive interview with The Daily Targum's editorial board on Monday afternoon, Barchi fielded both on-the-record and off-the-record questions relating to the Scarlet Knights' vacant head coaching position, giving insight to where the administration looks to go in the hiring process."Things in college sports, especially with the big coaches in football and basketball, tend to happen pretty quickly and they happen very privately," Barchi told the Targum.
Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, won the Homecoming Charity Bed Races for two years in a row.
After publishing a paper on shorebirds and working in Costa Rican forests, Erin Vogel, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, got the experience she needed to begin studying capuchin monkeys in the wild.
Rutgers students who attended an Astronomical Society event earlier this year not only observed the night sky, but created "nebula jars" with their hands.
Students, professors, graduate students and undergraduate students of Mason Gross School of the Arts filled the dimly lit and rather intimate setting of the Bloustein Auditorium last night where four panelists discussed and explored Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary theme of revolution through multiple perspectives.The conversation was held among esteemed artists, activists, writers and scholars, all of whom hold at least two of those positions.
Rutgers increased its research funding by more than $100 million up to $612.5 million, up from $512.5 million from the previous year.
It was 10 p.m. on Thursday night and Dan Siegal settled into a rocking chair in the middle of College Avenue.
New Brunswick — and Rutgers, by association — is known for a number of things. Take, for instance, fat sandwiches, the infamous rivalry with Princeton and its underground music scene.
With every school at Rutgers, there are requirements students must take in order to complete their degrees.