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In response to numerous complaints, a Rutgers student created a petition to push University President Robert L. Barchi to add more vehicles to the Rutgers bus system.

According to a new poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics, 90 percent of people from New Jersey believe that receiving arts education is important, but only about half believe that arts should receive more funding.

Many fully-inhabited dormitories and department buildings at Rutgers, including the Livingston Quads, Demarest Hall and Katzenbach Hall contain asbestos in their ceilings. Asbestos, now known to be a leading cause of lung cancer, was popularly used for insulation after World War II.

New Jersey schools were assessed on data regarding number of degrees offered, tuition and fees, flexibility, student services and rates of student graduation, and retention and transfer rates.

Students drafted a petition after noticing the shortage of late night food options on the Cook/Douglass campuses. The document has collected more than 1,000 signatures so far and calls for the school to place a convenience store on the campus and keep the Douglass Cafe open later.

In addition to creating a quad-like space in the area that currently houses Brower Commons, the Rutgers 2030 report plans for the installation of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge between the College Avenue and Livingston campuses.

The Rutgers Univesity Department of Transportation (RUDOTS) will construct a bus shoulder and bike lanes along College Avenue as part of the Transportation Master Plan. The project was originally expected to be completed before the end of the spring semester.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies may implement a course to teach students the skills necessary for a job with major broadcasting networks.

Latin Images evolved from a program to a living-learning community in 2016. The organization was first founded 40 years ago with the goal of celebrating latino culture and educating students about its history.

Nationally, the number of students enrolled in women's and gender studies majors has increased by more than 300 percent in the last few decades. Rutgers is home to the highest ranked women's and gender graduate program in the country.

The Saint Peter's University Hospital was chosen as the best hospital in the nation for women based on patient surveys, referrals and extensive research. The hospital is located on Easton Avenue.

For two hours, professors, graduate students and Muslim members of the community shared their experiences and talked about what it means to be Muslim in modern-day America. The conversation took place on Wednesday and was organized by The Center for Race and Ethnicity.

As one of the most selective schools at Rutgers, the Mason Gross School of the Arts has unique stipulations for students transferring both internally and externally.

While graduate students in certain areas of studies still use libraries to check out physical books, undergraduates increasingly use the spaces to study and socialize, while turning to online databases for reading materials.

The Rutgers chapter of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) created a campaign to encourage Unilever to be transparent about their use of potentially harmful ingredients. Unilever is the umbrella organization behind Dove, Axe and Vaseline.

The Rutgers READ club gives students the chance to meet people and broaden their literary horizons. The group reads authors from a wide variety of genres and subject areas and donates books back to University libraries.

On Feb. 2, Clothier Hall Residence Life staff received reports of a swastika drawn on a board in the study lounge. The incident is under investigation by the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) and the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT)

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