On Monday night, the Rutgers Salsa Club brought live music, dancing and food into the College Avenue Gymnasium for their 17th annual "RU Salsa Project."
4/25/2017 10:50pm

At end of year celebration, Rutgers salsa club brings together live music, dancing, food

On Monday night, the College Avenue Gymnasium was transformed into a salsa party open to friends and family featuring live music, dancing, catered dinner and showcase performances for the Rutgers Salsa Club’s 17th annual end of year celebration, "RU Salsa Project." “Rutgers’ Salsa (Club’s) Annual '(RU) Salsa Project' is an end-of-the-year event where our club members have the opportunity to showcase the choreography and dancing skills they have been working on all year,” said Janisha Rodriguez, the secretary of the club and a Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy junior. Tickets were $7 at the door for Rutgers students, and doors opened at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the "RU Salsa Project" opened with a 15-minute introductory class for guests who were new to salsa dancing. At around 8 p.m., the floor opened for social dancing. The event was open to students and non-Rutgers guests, especially families and friends of those performing, Rodriguez said.

While relatively new to campus, the Rutgers chapter of DECA has made a large impact on campus through its events and conferences, which help Rutgers business students prepare for real-world situations.
4/23/2017 11:46pm

DECA coordinates workshops, events for business students at Rutgers

The Rutgers chapter of DECA, which began two years ago, works to prepare business students for the real world through conferences, events and interview skills workshops. Mwakulomba Juma, the co-president and co-founder of DECA Rutgers and a School of Management and Labor Relations junior, said DECA is a huge organization with 850,000 members worldwide.  The majority of the members and chapters are in high schools, he said.

The Rutgers Chapter of the national organization Big Hearts to Little Hearts helps to raise awareness of congenital heart disorders through a combination of community outreach and fundraising.  
4/17/2017 5:25pm

Big Hearts to Little Hearts Foundation raises money for congenital heart disease research at Rutgers

The first collegiate chapter of the Big Hearts to Little Hearts Foundation at Rutgers has been tirelessly working to raise awareness and funds for congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease is the number one birth defect-related killer, and each year more children die from congenital heart defects than all forms of pediatric cancer combined, according to the Big Hearts to Little Hearts Website. The main goal of the organization is to spread awareness for the disease as well as accumulate donations for hospitals conducting research.

The Kirkpatrick Choir will be performing alongside the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass Campus on April 21. The group currently consists of 69 members.
4/16/2017 8:51pm

Kirkpatrick Choir to collaborate with Rutgers Percussion Ensemble at upcoming concert

Within the various choral organizations present on campus, some informal and some formal, is Kirkpatrick Choir, one of the most advanced choral groups at Rutgers. The choir, along with the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble, has an upcoming concert at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus on April 21, and then again on April 23 at New York City’s Trinity Church. The Kirkpatrick Choir was formed after World War II and shortly after became one of the most prestigious ensembles at Rutgers.  The choir, which currently stands at 69 members, consists of music majors and many non-music majors and is directed by Dr. Patrick Gardner, director of choral activities at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Gardner has been teaching at Rutgers and directing the Kirkpatrick Choir for the past 24 years.

Justin Schulberg, the former president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA), gave his final address at the organization's meeting on Thursday night. The new board members were then sworn into office immediately after.
4/7/2017 12:16am

Newly elected members of Rutgers University Student Assembly sworn into office

Last night, the former president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA), Justin Schulberg, gave his final State of the Assembly Address to usher in the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected leaders. In his address, Schulberg discussed important accomplishments of RUSA during his time in office, as well as issues he believes should continue to be addressed. The addressed issues and initiatives included sexual assault prevention, strides made in medical amnesty, Mental Health Task Force initiatives and sustainability. Schulberg told The Daily Targum that although his leaving the assembly is emotional, he is confident that RUSA will continue to be increasingly successful. “I’m so optimistic.

Retired Rutgers professor James T. Johnson gave his lecture on Tuesday at a conference entitled "To Kill or Not to Kill: Just War or Nonviolence?" The event, which took place in New York, explored the concepts of peace and war.
4/6/2017 6:54am

Recently retired Rutgers professor gives lecture on ethics of war

On Tuesday, James T. Johnson, a recently retired Rutgers professor, spoke at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, at a conference about the concept of war and different historical and contemporary positions on military action and nonviolence.  The conference, entitled “To Kill or Not to Kill: Just War or Nonviolence?” explored the historical and modern day context of just war, social justice and the future of peacebuilding, according to a University press release.  The event was free and open to the public and about 200 audience members were in attendance. In 2001, the late Margaret F.

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