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Rutgers has new financial aid system for textbooks

(09/24/19 4:21am)

The price tag for many required textbooks can put a large strain on the wallets of many students, even those with financial aid from Rutgers University. Now, Rutgers University—New Brunswick is implementing a pilot program called First Day, a partnership with Barnes & Noble that gives all textbooks digitally on Canvas for a flat rate. 

Violence Prevention offices open in Newark, Camden, RBHS

(09/24/19 4:16am)

The recently established Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) offices at Rutgers University—Newark, Rutgers University—Camden and Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences (RBHS) will be expanded after a $5 million grant renewal over the next two years. The funds will also go toward expanding the current services available at the Rutgers—New Brunswick office, which has been around for approximately 28 years.

Climate strike pressures Rutgers to take greater action toward environmental issues

(09/23/19 2:48am)

Hundreds of protestors involved in the Central Jersey Climate Coalition (CJCC) marched from Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue campus to Rep. Frank Pallone’s (D-N.J.) office on Church Street to, in part, pressure Rutgers to develop an office of sustainability by 2020, divest from fossil fuels by 2024 and implement a plan to become carbon-neutral by 2030.  

High schoolers from Highland Park march with Rutgers coalition for Green New Deal

(09/23/19 2:41am)

Edan Blank, a 17-year-old at Highland Park High School, is not old enough to hold office, serve on a jury or even vote — but that did not stop her and dozens of Highland Park High School students on Friday from protesting in front of Rep. Frank Pallone’s (D-N.J.) office for immediate action on the climate crisis and for the support of the Green New Deal. 

Rutgers offers new course on issues regarding US-Mexican border, immigration

(09/24/19 4:10am)

In a new fall course titled "Wars, Wayfarers and the Wall: A History of the US-Mexican Border," distinguished professor in the Department of History Camilla Townsend will be discussing the shifts in the past three decades on perceptions in the US-Mexican border, current policies and whether barring illegal immigration decreases crime and unemployment, according to Rutgers Today.

White House officials to visit research universities to discuss intellectual theft

(09/18/19 4:37am)

White House officials will be visiting the campuses of research universities across the country to discuss the potential theft of intellectual property and national security secrets from countries like China, according to an article by The Chronicle of Higher Education.