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The policy upheld by Rutgers Health Services regarding doctor's notes is meant to keep students from visiting centers for the sole purpose of getting out of class, but some professors still require written verification for excused absences.

Currently, Rutgers follows state and federal guidelines for maternity and family leave. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP-AFT) at Rutgers is working to expand options for faculty members in small departments. 

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.

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."

The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) brought students together on Wednesday night for Campus MovieFest, where the top 16 films were selected to compete in Atlanta at a national competition.

The Rutgers University Programming Association is working to expand their passerby events, which would allow students to integrate activities like crafting into their busy schedules.

GAYpril, which is coordinated by the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE), consists of one month of lectures, workshops and events like the Demarest Drag Show.

Mike Colter, the star of Marvel’s “Luke Cage,” spoke at the Douglass Student Center on Wednesday night to talk about his career and the driving forces behind it. Colter is an alumnus of the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Rutgers alumna Alice Aycock spoke at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center on Douglass campus — a building dedicated to women and global issues. Her artwork is known its architectural style and integration into the landscapes it is built on.

DENIM DAY On Tuesday night, three Rutgers organizations held a Denim Day fashion show to combat misconceptions surrounding campus sexual assaults.

The renovations on the building adjacent to the Rutgers Student Center are well underway as it is transformed from an Au Bon Pain to a Panera Bread. A senior real estate manager for the company said the project should be finished by late-May.

Project Night Night at Rutgers takes place every year and brings students together to collect books, blankets and stuffed animals for children in shelters and foster care.

Rutgers Dining Services is planning on revamping the take-out menu to include healthier choices starting this April. The menu changes are expected to be completed by the end of the Fall 2017 semester.

Most courses are comprised of either two or three exams over the course of the semester which means there is not always a fixed “midterm week” at Rutgers. Exam periods vary by professor and department.

The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) held a documentary screening of the film “The Mask You Live In” to focus on the harmful repercussions of toxic masculinity.

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