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Rutgers Film Bureau deserves recognition

(09/12/13 4:00am)

Congratulations to the Rutgers Film Bureau on their Mid-Atlantic Emmy nomination for their documentary, “Thailand Untapped: The Global Reach of Engineers Without Borders.” Tuesday’s issue of The Daily Targum featured an article titled “Student documentary archived by film bureau,” which recognized the documentary, but because this was an article in the Science section I thought more attention should be given to the film’s engineering project, which cannot be simply summarized in a few sentences. The author calls Engineers Without Borders an organization that “sends students abroad” — really though, it’s much more than that. It’s an organization that writes grants and works with professional engineers, non-governmental organizations and local community members to ultimately implement a sustainable engineering solution.

Danger in the game

(12/12/12 5:00am)

I was very glad to see a piece featured in Friday’s paper about the recent deaths of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, as I think this is a subject that deserves our attention. The author of Friday’s letter, titled “Kansas City Chiefs suicide prompts questions” stated: “Sometimes people just snap. There is no explanation or understandable cause.” After reading that excerpt from the article the questions prompted in my mind were: Really? No explanation?