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Andrés Mario Zervigón is the main organizer behind the “Writing the Histories of Photography.” For him, the symposium is a way to intersect students researching photography with other disciplines in a collaborative learning environment.
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Cross-disciplinary colloquium takes fresh ideas on framing, documentation of photographs from faces old and new

A roundtable discussion of graduate students, professors and a visiting scholar was held on the sixth floor of the Academic Building on Friday to answer one question: how do we explain the history of photography today? The first annual graduate student symposium titled — Writing the Histories of Photography — was captured by the Center for Cultural Analysis, the Department of Art History and the Developing Room — a group founded in 2008 and devoted to the study and practice of photography.

On Thursday night, “Battle of the Bald” raised $10,199 — double last year’s amount — to fund life-saving childhood cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. 
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27 individuals shave their heads for 'Battle of the Bald', raising $10K for pediatric cancer research

Twenty-seven individuals waited for their names to be called in the "Battle of the Bald" Thursday night, an annual head-shaving tournament to fund life-saving childhood cancer research at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. This year's fundraiser collected a total of $10,199 — double the amount of last year’s event — due to the combined efforts of the University undergraduates, graduates, faculty and some unaffiliated with Rutgers that were willing to donate their hair to the cause.

Rutgers alumnus Shariq Ahmad, alongside other University alumni, was featured on PolitickerNJ and InsiderNJs list of top 100 figures who play a major role in shaping politics within the state.
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Rutgers alumni rank among top 100 figures in NJ politics

With a close to the 2017 political election season, PolitickerNJ and InsiderNJ released their power lists to rank who has the most momentum among New Jersey politicians and several people ranked were Rutgers alumni.  Both the PolitickerNJ Power List and InsiderNJ 100 Power aim to give readers a sense of who are the top party leaders and operatives, lobbyists and activists, lawyers and media figures, who play a major role in shaping politics within the state. 

The Zimmerli Art Museum’s newest director Thomas Sokolowski looks to take a new approach with the museum by turning it into the activist center of New Jersey.
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New director of Zimmerli Museum plans to bring activism to forefront of Rutgers art scene

Behind eyeglasses with a tortoiseshell frame and pink temples, museum professional and art historian Thomas Sokolowski detailed his statewide project as the Zimmerli Art Museum’s newest director. In a museum that houses more than 60,000 works of art, Sokolowski said he will take on a greater activist role compared to past directors in how he will run operation and how the museum will respond to the world we live in. “I would like us to be seen ... as the activist art center of New Jersey,” Sokolowski said. Sokolowski led the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh for 14 years as its director until 2010.

Updates to the University's policy regarding protests and rallies on campus have caused concern among students who are unsure whether their rights are protected. Changes to the policy emphasize student freedom of expression as long as it does not interfere with University operations.
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Quiet semester at Rutgers sparks concerns about new protest policy

Coming off of a strong season of protests in the spring, Rutgers University seems unusually quiet this year with fewer students participating in rallies and demonstrations this semester. In April, an update was made to a University policy on rallies and demonstrations held on Rutgers property to differentiate between the terms “free expression” and “disruption.” Now, student advocacy leaders are questioning whether the policy is to blame for fewer students expressing their voice in the fall. “I get that student safety is important but the current policy now, besides common sense items like ‘do not obstruct vehicle, bike and pedestrian lanes,’ there are some things in reading the text itself that make you say, ‘Woah, this is against our First Amendment rights,’” said Adeel Ahmed, a Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) senator-at-large and a School of Arts and Sciences junior. Ahmed is also RU Progressive’s co-president and said that, to him, in specific areas of the policy the language is vague, and he questions whether a student’s right to protest a guest speaker on campus is still protected under the new policy change.

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In one of the auxiliary rooms adjacent to the College Avenue Student Center, students watched an informational video that followed two undocumented students at New York University.
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In one of the auxiliary rooms adjacent to the College Avenue Student Center, students watched an informational video that followed two undocumented students at New York University.

The Rutgers’ Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) teaches students basic Air Force training over four years. The program contains 1,100 campuses across the U.S.
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The Rutgers’ Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) teaches students basic Air Force training over four years. The program contains 1,100 campuses across the U.S.

The Zimmerli Art Museum’s newest director Thomas Sokolowski looks to take a new approach with the museum by turning it into the activist center of New Jersey.
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The Zimmerli Art Museum’s newest director Thomas Sokolowski looks to take a new approach with the museum by turning it into the activist center of New Jersey.

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