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Rutgers student assembly allocates funds for Meal Swipes for Charity

(04/01/19 3:03am)

The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) voted to allocate funds for the Meal Swipe for Charity initiative to the New Brunswick organization Youth Empowerment Club at Thursday’s meeting. The assembly passed two new pieces of legislation as well, addressing the meningitis B outbreak and better access to open textbooks. 

Rutgers faculty union calls for additional $15 M toward new diversity initiative

(04/01/19 3:09am)

The Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) is asking for an additional $15 million for a Paul Robeson Diversity Hiring Initiative for 2019-2020 and 100 Paul Robeson fellowships for graduate students, according to a union document obtained by The Daily Targum. These funds would be added to University President Robert L. Barchi’s previously promised $21.7 million for diversity hiring through 2021. 

Jordan Peele petrifies, ponders, pushes limits with new film 'Us'

(04/01/19 4:00am)

Jordan Peele’s new film, "Us,” is a terrifying plunge into a philosophical manifestation of human imagination. Like his debut, “Get Out,” “Us” is a horror film with deeper meanings, Easter eggs and is ripe for fan theories. While “Get Out” focused on race specifically, “Us” widens its scope to America, and, in the words of writer-director-producer Jordan Peele, “the most terrifying thing … the self.”

Restaurants at Rutgers student centers face challenges from competition, keeping up with trends

(04/01/19 4:00am)

Restaurants at the student centers are a hot commodity for those who prioritize convenience or want an alternative to dining halls, but competition from outside vendors and the potential increase of rent may cause problems for these restaurants in the future. 

Rutgers student starts Insurance Club to introduce potential jobs, opportunities

(04/01/19 4:00am)

The way people find jobs today is very different from even just a few years ago, according to Business News Daily. With the rapidly changing job market, Tommy Sirico, a School of Arts and Sciences junior who is majoring in economics, believed that students were missing out on an entire industry’s worth of opportunities, such as insurance. This year, he recently decided to start the Rutgers Insurance Club because he believed that it would be significant and relevant to students. 

Student set to become first female, Asian American president for RUSA

(03/29/19 4:12pm)

As voting opens in the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) elections for this spring, Jhanvi Virani, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, is set to become the student governing body’s next president. Majoring in computer science and mathematics, Virani is running unopposed for the position as part of the "Our Rutgers" ticket. 

CASTELLI: Mueller report creates unsettling precedent for US politics

(03/29/19 4:00am)

On March 22, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the findings of his investigation of possible collusion between the President Donald J. Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General Bill Barr. Mueller said that, while there were efforts by Russian agents such as the Internet Research Agency (IRA) and the Russian government itself, “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Faculty union tweets say strike planning is underway

(03/29/19 3:41am)

“Are we ready to strike? Heck yes,” read one of the recent tweets put out by the official twitter account of Rutgers' American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT). The tweet seems to be referring to the AAUP-AFT’s members strike authorization, which The Daily Targum reported on earlier this week.