The history of the border between the United States and Mexico is one of the topics that will be covered in the course, as well as find solutions based on research for current immigration issues.

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

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.

The climate strike, which began at Voorhees mall on the College Avenue campus, occurred alongside similar events across the globe. 

Climate strike pressures Rutgers to take greater action toward environmental issues

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.  

Members of the Highland Park community marched with the Central Jersey Climate Coalition. 

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

Eddane Blanc, 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. 

Vedant Mehta (above) and Ravi Patel (below), a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore and School of Arts and Sciences junior, wanted to create a medium so that students at Rutgers could speak with one another.

Students create new group messaging app for classes

When Vedant Mehta and Ravi Patel, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore and School of Arts and Sciences junior, respectively, were competing at HackRU — the Rutgers Hackathon — in Spring 2018, they had one goal in mind: getting help on their calculus homework.

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