Active Minds works closely with Rutgers Counciling, ADAP and Psychiatric services to give students resources to cope with depression and anxiety. One of the club’s main goals is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health so students can communicate more openly about their situations. 
1/17/2017 11:57pm

Active Minds organization fights mental illness stigma and promotes wellness

Increasing communication, awareness and education are just a few of the ways the Active Minds at Rutgers is working to change the conversation about mental health on campus. The purpose of the group is to promote mental wellness and to ensure that those struggling with mental health are aware that they are not alone, said Austin Wong, president of Active Minds and a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior.  “It is especially important to be aware of mental wellness because college stressors definitely play a part in students’ overall well-being," Wong said. Active Minds at Rutgers serves as a liaison between students and the mental health community by providing information about available resources, according to the organization's website. “During club meetings, I usually brief members on upcoming events that they can participate in.

Individuals attributed high rates of migration out of New Jersey to cold weather, high taxes and high rent. A recent study also showed the Garden State is one of the hardest states for retirees to settle down in. 
1/16/2017 9:23pm

New Jersey ties with New York for highest outbound population

While Rutgers students may be accustomed to the cold winters and constant traffic in New Jersey, these factors may have contributed to the influx of the population that left the state last year.  New Jersey had a 63 percent outbound population in 2016, tied with New York, according to United Van Lines 40th Annual National Movers Study. Connecticut and Pennsylvania followed closely behind with 60 and 56 percent, respectively. “Frankly, it’s quite understandable,” said Chakeema Cruickshank, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. Most of those who left the state reported doing so for employment, according to the study. This year’s data reflects retirees’ location preferences as well.

Rutgers School of Dental Health researcher Daniel Kadouri is studying predatory bacteria and how they interact with drug-resistant bacteria, like those that cause MRSA. Predatory bacteria may be able to eat their disease-causing counterparts, helping cure infected persons.
12/5/2016 11:24pm

Rutgers researcher studies pathogen-eating bacteria

Two different bacteria may soon be used to fight drug-resistant pathogens, helping treat infections that are currently very difficult to manage. Daniel Kadouri, researcher with the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, is studying the clinical application of predatory bacteria that could potentially fight their drug-resistant counterparts.

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