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Javahn Walker, a candidate for New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District, said he used to challenge the opinions of his conservative classmates over topics like the Iraq War. Walker is and always has considered himself a liberal person. 

A mock up image of the new Gary and Barbara Rodkin Center For Academic Success is just 1 of 3 new additions that the University looks to build over the coming decades.

Members from the Reformed Church of Highland Park rally in solidarity against immigration policies that separate children from their families.

An alternative to traditional baseball, Beep Baseball uses sound to alert players which direction the ball is going. In order to make first base, a batter must cross it before an outfielder picks up the ball.


The Clothesline Project, a visual display bearing witness to all forms of interpersonal violence, is a yearly event hosted by the Office of Victim Prevention and Violence Assitance (VPVA). The organization helps students respond to the impact of interpersonal violence.

Anti-immigration graffiti found outside of the Interfaith Mediation/Prayer Room on Busch campus is currently under investigation by the Rutgers Police Department (RUPD). 

Moustafa Ahmed was enrolled in the School of Engineering and worked a co-op job during his time at Rutgers. He was known for being funny and sweet by his friends.

Students and faculty will no longer be required to work with professor in the Department of Food Science Michael Chikindas after University administrators released a list of disciplinary actions taken in response to anti-Semitic posts made to his Facebook earlier this year. 

Many Rutgers professors, including Ben Burgis, a part-time lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, teach their classes remotely, sometimes from other states. While teaching at Miami Dade College in Florida, Burgis simultaneously teaches introductory courses to Rutgers students through Sakai.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, which was created in 1983 when less than 2 million individuals suffered from the neurodegenerative disease.

With its first meeting slated after Thanksgiving break, the inaugural Rutgers student chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a national nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control legislation and reform, is underway and currently recruiting new members. Lauren Kaminskas currently serves as the organization's president. 

In honor of Trans Awareness and Empowerment Week, several organizations on campus met to host a string of events. Group forums discussed topics like transgender history and the current status of the transgender community.

Every year Rutgers selects a group of 200 first-generation students with outstanding academic determination to take part in a program that ultimately helps them become the first in their family to attend college. So far it has helped 1,800 graduate.

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