Alex Meier


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The Rutgers University Programming Association hosted ‘An Evening with RJ Mitte,’ yesterday in Trayes Hall on Douglass campus. Mitte visited the University to increase disabilities awareness and acceptance for all.
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The Daily Targum sits down with actor RJ Mitte

Ever since AMC’s “Breaking Bad” took off, so has RJ Mitte’s career. Mitte, who plays Walt Jr. on the hit series, has coped with cerebral palsy his whole life and now uses his fame to advocate for disabilities awareness and acceptance for all.

Rutgers alumnus Junot Díaz has won a Pulitzer Prize for “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” and was granted a MacArthur Fellowship.
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Junot Díaz recounts Rutgers culture, roots of award-winning career

In Junot Díaz’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” the narrating Yunior lives in Frelinghuysen Residence Hall, the spunky Lola participates in Douglass College activism and the troubled Oscar attempts suicide by jumping off the New Brunswick train bridge.

The Rutgers University Dance Marathon raised a record-breaking $503,641.77 in April, 2013 for the Embrace Kids Foundation. The marathon celebrated its 15th consecutive year and kept dancers engaged for the whole 32 hours.
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Dance Marathon raises more than half a million

The Rutgers University Dance Marathon raised a record-breaking $503,641.77 last April for the Embrace Kid Foundation. Celebrating its 15th consecutive year, RUDM was themed “Kids at Heart,” said Danielle Rossi, director of community outreach for the marathon.

The University’s TEDx talks took place in April 2013, and featured speakers who encouraged students to become involved in politics and to think critically.
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Students organize first Mark Conference, continues TEDx

College marks the point in people’s lives when they build up the skills to reach for their dreams, and students often face many bumps along that road. But events like the Mark Conference and TedX talks inspired students to keep their heads high and persevere.

Sandy O, a musician in Emma’s Revolution, performed with Humphries.
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Concert advocates communal bond

A woman’s subtle homophobic comment inspired musician Pat Humphries to create a song that set an atmosphere of encouragement for yesterday’s Tyler Clementi Foundation benefit concert. “A woman said ‘I don’t have a problem with you being a lesbian, but what do I tell my children?’” Humphries said.

DJ?Mike Lee, also known by his stage name Vaega, will be opening for the Rutgers University  Programming Association’s ‘Beats on the Banks, featuring Alesso’ concert tonight at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on Livingston campus.
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Alesso opener shares musical journey

Up-and-coming DJ Mike Lee always performs the same ritual before mixing a new track. Around 2 a.m., he gets a sandwich, drinks coffee and begins playing with his keyboard, looking for sounds that “click.”

Barchi answers students questions at the Rutgers University Student Assembly town hall.
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Barchi says University should fix its processes at RUSA town hall

University President Robert L. Barchi opened the Rutgers University Student Assembly town hall for discussion last night at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. In light of the situation involving former head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, a student representative from RUSA asked the president how he will prevent a similar incident from happening again.

The Rutgers University Programming Association will host the Alesso concert at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
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Searching for a venue

Although the University’s New Brunswick campus has over 30,000 undergraduate students, no venue specially houses large-scale on-campus events. Concerts such as the upcoming Alesso concert will be hosted at the Rutgers Athletic Center. But programming is a process, and what happens behind the scenes — before, during and after events — is more complex than students may think.

Monte Cool is looking to expand their product — magnetized sunglasses made of anodized aluminum which allow customers to change the arms to different colors.
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Alumni design customizable, aluminum eyewear

After noticing the amount of people wearing Ray Ban sunglasses on campus, University Alumnus Kunal Sheth was inspired to launch a new, innovative product. “I was like man everybody’s wearing Ray Bans and getting ripped off,” he said. “Even me, I have a pair of Ray Bans. I spent $150 on them—I spent $150 on plastic. We can do better.”

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3rd Earth Comics offers a variety of comics, from “Superman” to “My Little Pony.”
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3rd Earth Comics offers a variety of comics, from “Superman” to “My Little Pony.”

Barry Mitchell, co-owner of 3rd Earth Comics, sifts through comics at his store located above Sanctuary at 135 Easton Ave. The store opened last April and provides a variety of graphic novels to patrons.
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Barry Mitchell, co-owner of 3rd Earth Comics, sifts through comics at his store located above Sanctuary at 135 Easton Ave. The store opened last April and provides a variety of graphic novels to patrons.

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