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Scheduled to begin in the Fall 2020 semester, Course Atlas requires faculty to provide their input for scheduling from now until Nov. 15. 
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Many of Rutgers' faculty will not sign up for Course Atlas until negotiations finished

Many Rutgers University—New Brunswick faculty are not signing up for the University’s new scheduling system, Course Atlas, because the software they claim to be designed to help students graduate on time and reduce transportation time does not take into account commitments for research, grant writing, conference speaking, book writing, mentoring, labs and parental or relative care. 

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) said that he would like the legislature to enact $500 million in state-wide bonds to deal with the issue. 
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NJ governor aims to eliminate lead pipes across state

A nonpartisan infrastructure advocacy group, Jersey Water Works, unveiled an approximately $2.3 billion plan to get rid of the state’s approximately 350,000 lead water service pipes over the next 10 years at an event attended by Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), according to an article on NJ Advance Media. 

Former athletes turned addicts, family members of survivors and victims of the opioid epidemic spoke at Friday's town hall. 
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Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall shares stories of struggle, recovery

At Friday’s Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), Rutgers Athletics Director Pat Hobbs, former Rutgers football and NFL quarterback Ray Lucas and attendants shared their experiences in dealing with the effects of the epidemic on themselves or loved ones. They also shared how to overcome and prevent the same to future young athletes and college students. 

The study will further the scientific evidence on the human health effects of PFAS and inform communities exposed to the contaminated drinking water.
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Rutgers receives $1 M. for water research

Rutgers University, along with six other institutes, will be receiving approximately $1 million to study polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals in the water in seven U.S. cities, according to an article on NJ Spotlight. 

Nabil Adam, the former vice chancellor for the Office of Research and Collaborations at Rutgers—Newark, was ordered not to have contact with his previous graduate student while they both worked at Rutgers Business School.
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Nabil Adam 'wreaked havoc' while in New Brunswick office, professor says

Nabil Adam, the former vice chancellor for the Office of Research and Collaborations at Rutgers—Newark, has been put back on administrative leave by the University pending an Office of Employment Equity (OEE) investigation that has been re-opened, according to a message shared with The Daily Targum sent by Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Rutgers University—Newark, to Adam’s former graduate student with whom he had an 18-month long relationship.

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According to a Rutgers spokesman, the University tracks the number of passenger trips on a daily basis, which helps to determine the number of buses that are dispatched on each route.
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  According to a Rutgers spokesman, the University tracks the number of passenger trips on a daily basis, which helps to determine the number of buses that are dispatched on each route.

 Jeffrey Dowd, a professor in the Department of Sociology, said one of the problems that he addresses in his class is student debt. One of the questions commonly asked by students is why the University continues to raise tuition prices. 
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 Jeffrey Dowd, a professor in the Department of Sociology, said one of the problems that he addresses in his class is student debt. One of the questions commonly asked by students is why the University continues to raise tuition prices. 

In front of the Board of Governors meeting yesterday afternoon, the faculty union picketed in order to get health insurance, raises, more diversity hiring from underrepresented groups and pay equity across all three campuses of Rutgers.
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In front of the Board of Governors meeting yesterday afternoon, the faculty union picketed in order to get health insurance, raises, more diversity hiring from underrepresented groups and pay equity across all three campuses of Rutgers.

During the Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting last week, members voted to push back the deadline for the Internal Affairs Committee to release allocations. 
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During the Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting last week, members voted to push back the deadline for the Internal Affairs Committee to release allocations. 

One of the topics covered at the Board off Governors meeting at Winants Hall on the College Avenue campus on Tuesday was the future construction of a new cancer center in New Brunswick. T
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One of the topics covered at the Board off Governors meeting at Winants Hall on the College Avenue campus on Tuesday was the future construction of a new cancer center in New Brunswick. T

Rutgers has experienced multiple water issues due to the polar vortex last week. The Huntington Street water repairs caused yellow water in Alexander Library. 
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Rutgers has experienced multiple water issues due to the polar vortex last week. The Huntington Street water repairs caused yellow water in Alexander Library. 

The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) voted unanimously to co-sponsor Women Organizing Against Harassment’s “Write Your Reps” event. Students will learn tips on how to contact their representatives.
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The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) voted unanimously to co-sponsor Women Organizing Against Harassment’s “Write Your Reps” event. Students will learn tips on how to contact their representatives.

New Jersey has the second lowest death rate from gun violence in the country, according to a report from the Giffords Law Center. Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly spoke about those statistics and more at Rutgers yesterday. 
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New Jersey has the second lowest death rate from gun violence in the country, according to a report from the Giffords Law Center. Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly spoke about those statistics and more at Rutgers yesterday. 

The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) will vote to allocate $146,000 to 10 student organizations at its meeting next week. The money will go to “special events” that these clubs will be hosting in the spring semester. 
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The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) will vote to allocate $146,000 to 10 student organizations at its meeting next week. The money will go to “special events” that these clubs will be hosting in the spring semester. 

Members from the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) passed multiple bills yesterday: ranging from denouncing the "Speaker Series" event to calling on the University to be more transparent with its task forces.
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Members from the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) passed multiple bills yesterday: ranging from denouncing the "Speaker Series" event to calling on the University to be more transparent with its task forces.

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