Earlier this week, Rutgers hosted a forum at the Rutgers Labor Studies building, where candidates in the Lieutenant Governor’s race discussed the future of healthcare.
10/17/2017 12:53am

Rutgers forum brings N.J. healthcare to forefront of Lieutenant Governor's race

Last Saturday a crowd formed in the School of Management and Labor Relations building to hear from some of New Jersey’s candidates for lieutenant governor in regard to the future of healthcare. The healthcare forum was sponsored by the New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition (NJUHC). “NJUHC exists to build the movement in support of 'Medicare for All' at both the federal and state levels,” said Tom Knoche, the event organizer and member of the coalition. "Medicare for All," a bill introduced by Sen.

The Meal Swipes for Charity campaign, which will be led by the Youth Empowerment Club this year, gives Rutgers students a chance to donate their extra guest swipes to charity. Students will be tabling around campus this month to encourage students to give. 
10/17/2017 2:04pm

RUSA votes on which student organization will lead Meal Swipes for Charity this year

During the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) general body meeting last Thursday, the assembly hosted guest speaker Don Heilman, the director of Student Legal Services (SLS), and voted to support the Youth Empowerment Club during the University-wide Meal Swipes for Charity campaign. Toward the end of their meeting, RUSA held the selection process to chose a student charity organization to administer the Meal Swipes for Charity campaign. “The Meal Swipes for Charity (campaign) is an opportunity for students to donate unused guest swipes to a charitable organization,” said Dan Chulak, University Affairs Committee chairman of RUSA and a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior. Chulak told the assembly that his committee received eight applications this year, and the committee then decided on three organizations believed to have the potential to raise the most money.


The primary goals of the Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization (REDO) are to push for better resources, erase stigmas and raise awareness of eating disorders on campus. Eating disorders are the deadliest mental health problem and they affect millions of individuals each year.
10/12/2017 10:55pm

Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization returns to campus after period of inactivity

Twenty-million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives, according to the National Eating Disorder Organization. At Rutgers, the Rutgers Eating Disorder Organization (REDO) is back after a period of inactivity last year, said Holly Chok, the organization’s president and School of Arts and Sciences junior. "We are looking to promote awareness about eating disorders, advocate for resources, let students know about the resources available on campus and destigmatize it in general," Chok said. Chok said that it was difficult to get the organization active again, and the process included sending a lot of emails and a lot of waiting, but the group was able to make a return at the involvement fair this fall. “It’s a bit of a process because you have to have three members who will definitely be in the e-board.

Guest lecturer Hakim Williams ran students through an admixture of autobiography, identity formation, immigration and American liberation this past Tuesday. Adopting the mantra "out" helped him push through adversity in his own life.
10/12/2017 10:54pm

Lecture at Rutgers explores America's roots as part of #RUAllyship month

Just a day after Columbus Day, when Americans found themselves embroiled in a debate about which historical figures to memorialize, guest lecturer Dr. Hakim Williams of Gettysburg College spoke to about 40 students, staff and faculty members to share some food for thought about the indigenous suffering upon which American hegemony is built. On Tuesday evening in the Academic Building on the College Avenue campus, the Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) invited Williams to present a talk entitled “International Solidarity: A Journey of Self, Nation and Earth.” “Since the personal and the political often have a sort of dialectical relationship ... I will enter this talk there and meander it to my conclusion,” Williams said as he began his presentation. His speech was a self-proclaimed admixture of autobiography, translational identity formation, immigration, American liberation and internationalism.

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