The Rutgers AAUP-AFT said Carimer Andujar's DACA status has not been renewed, despite previous indication that it had been. She now may face deportation on her May 9 interview with ICE.
4/28/2017 2:10pm

Undocumented Rutgers student now facing deportation, AAUP-AFT reports

Contrary to what was previously believed, Carimer Andujar’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) documentation has not been extended. According to a Facebook post, it was originally understood that her DACA had been renewed, meaning the School of Engineering junior would not be in danger of deportation when she meets with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 9. But Andujar’s lawyer recently told her this is not true, according to the post. Sherry Wolf, senior organizer at the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) said they are working around the clock to renew Andujar’s DACA before it is set to expire tonight at midnight. Andujar has been a resident of the United States since she was 4 years old, she said Tuesday night at an emergency meeting held in the Rutgers AAUP-AFT union office.

         The  Association of American Universities has cited Rutgers as one of the  top contributors to its effort to protect students against sexual  assault. Rutgers implemented and improved various programs on campus,  such as #iSPEAK and SCREAM theater.
4/27/2017 5:05pm

National report commends Rutgers for its sexual assault prevention efforts

The Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization comprised of 62 distinguished universities that aim to advance society through education, research and discovery, recently published a report on the actions its members are taking to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct on college campuses. The report, titled Combating Sexual Assault and Misconduct, consisted of results from 55 of the 62 universities in the AAU, with Rutgers—New Brunswick being one of them. The report says that all the universities represented in this report have changed and added strategies to combat sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses, according to their website. The report names Rutgers as being a main contributor to the success, according to a Rutgers Today press release. Rutgers piloted a climate survey developed by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women as part of a comprehensive campus climate assessment, according to the report. “We must as an institution adopt a culture of commitment to end sexual violence on campus – a culture of compliance is not enough,” said Rutgers—New Brunswick Chancellor Richard L.

"Johnson & Johnson Our Story at the Powerhouse" is a museum opened by the company displaying how it got started in New Brunswick. The display opens May 1 and is only open to Johnson & Johnson employees, partners and hosted members of the New Brunswick community. 
4/27/2017 11:26pm

Johnson & Johnson holds ribbon cutting for interactive museum

This week, Johnson & Johnson introduced a new interactive museum that educates guests about the medical innovations and history from the company. "Johnson & Johnson Our Story at the Powerhouse" also tells the story of how the company grew from its roots in New Brunswick. The launch was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with Johnson & Johnson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky and New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill. Cahill recalled "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" between New Brunswick and the company when James Wood Johnson, a founder, rented a building in the city in the late 1800s. “New Brunswick has been home to Johnson & Johnson ever since that time in 1886,” Cahill said. Alexandra Holland is the Enterprise Strategy & Communication Leader at Johnson & Johnson.

The Neilson Dining Hall has implemented a full restructuring of their takeout menu to give students increased access to healthier meals. Within the first two weeks, takeout business jumped 20 percent. 
4/27/2017 11:12pm

1 month into Neilson Dining Hall revamp, healthy takeout options remain popular

A millennial-driven call for change has swept through Neilson Dining Hall, taking with it the refrigerated chicken breasts and greasy french fries. Dave Donlon, the general manager of Neilson Dining Hall, said as of April 3 the school’s dining service has undergone a complete overhaul of its takeout menu, promising to deliver on the students' demand for healthier alternatives as effectively as possible. He said that in closing out the semester, dining services found the remaining five weeks to be pivotal in receiving ample feedback from students as to what changes they wish to see implemented across the board. The menu, curated by Rutgers Dining Services chef manager Ian Keith, looks to touch upon a wide variety of diverse foods that reach out to any and all tastes, Donlon said.

After competing in the Campus MovieFest, an event hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association, a group of Rutgers students were chosen to showcase their work at the prestigious Cannes film festival in France.
4/26/2017 10:42pm

Rutgers Campus MovieFest competition wraps up with red carpet event

Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world’s largest student film festival. It began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week. Sponsored by Campus MovieFest and the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), the event, which describes itself as the “World’s largest student film festival,” is part of a national competition amongst universities across the U.S.

The School of Graduate Studies, which formally opens on July 1, will combine the Graduate School ­—New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
4/26/2017 3:29pm

School of Graduate Studies at Rutgers—New Brunswick will open in July

On April 6, the Rutgers Board of Governors voted to approve a merger between the Graduate School—New Brunswick and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to form a new School of Graduate Studies based at Rutgers—New Brunswick. Creating a plan to combine the two graduate schools has taken more than two years, said Jerome Kukor, dean of the Graduate School—New Brunswick.

Chelsie Richie has become the ninth Rutgers student to be selected for the exclusive Gates Cambridge Scholarship. The award will fund her postgraduate studies at in the United Kingdom for one to three years.
4/26/2017 10:39pm

Rutgers senior chosen from international field as Gates Cambridge Scholar

Chelsie Richie, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, was among 36 young scholars selected to be part of the 2017 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The program was established in 2000 by a donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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