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The Rutgers chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers protests the University on Oct. 10 to unfreeze their salaries and offer fairer contracts.

Faculty protest for salary increase, fairer contracts

Rutgers staff and faculty demanded to have their voices heard this year during protests for higher salaries and better treatment. Faculty and staff protested at a Senate meeting in September with complaints about a slow contract negotiation process and Rutgers’ compensation policies, according to an article in The Daily Targum. 

Panelists come together at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus yesterday evening to shed light on the history, technology and impact of militarism and violence against women.

Panelists discuss impact of militarism on women

Companies have begun to address sexual harassment only because their profitability is threatened by such acts, said Joanna Regulska, vice president of the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs. Violence against women still persists and is one of the most common violations of human rights today, Regulska said. 

Daymond John, a judge on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” told the story of his journey to stardom yesterday at a Rutgers University Programming Association event at the College Avenue Student Center as part of Leadership Week.

Shark attack: Daymond John visits Rutgers

At the age of 10, Daymond John worked his first job handing out flyers in his neighborhood in Queens, New York, for $2 per hour. At that age, he had no ambition. That was until he first heard the sounds of hip-hop, and from then on, he knew he had to be part of it. 

Courtesy of Marcus DiPaola | Marcus DiPaola, a Rutgers alumni, traveled to Liberia with the Red Cross to photograph Ebola patients. He was one of few Western reporters on the ground covering the crisis.

Alumnus captures Ebola epidemic

When Marcus DiPaola was an undergraduate at Rutgers, he got up and left in the middle of School of Communication and Information instructor Steven Miller’s class to cover a ferry crash in New York. It may have hurt his grade, but he got a story out there, Miller said. 

Photo Illustration | Rutgers is offering three online courses this year through Coursera, a Massive Open Online Course platform.

Professors discuss future of Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses attract curious people who are looking for specific information on a given topic, said Richard Novak, vice president of the Division of Continuing Studies and Distance Learning at Rutgers. MOOCs are free online classes that offer university-level learning to anyone in any geographical location with Internet access. 

Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, shares importance of women business leaders at the Douglass Student Center.

Hospital CEO discusses women in business field

If women do not play golf, they will be the only ones in the office while the men are out on the course, said Amy Mansue, president and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick. Whether or not they like golf, women should play because golfing excursions can double as meetings with coworkers, and they tend to be even longer, affording workers more time to discuss necessary business, she said.

A program that involves meal swipes that roll over to the subsequent semester or year can not implemented at Rutgers.

Town hall meeting addresses dining, housing concerns

Rutgers is ranked No. 1 in Food Management magazine, which ranks schools’ food services based on how many students are on campus, said Joseph Charette, executive director of Dining Services at Rutgers. Every other Big Ten school was ranked below Rutgers on this list. Even a few Ivy League schools have visited Rutgers to learn a thing or two from its dining halls, he said. The Rutgers University Student Assembly sponsored a town hall meeting last night at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Student Center. The meeting addressed student’s concerns about dining, facilities and residence life.

Meredeth Turshen, professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, shares information about Ebola yesterday at the Civic Square Building.

Public health experts discuss solutions to Ebola crisis

“Fear, hysteria — all those things travel through the air, but not Ebola,” said Tefera Gezmu, epidemiologist and assistant research professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. An infectious disease is not the same thing as a contagious disease, he said. The chance of passing a contagious disease, like the common flu or the measles, is much higher than transmitting an infectious disease like Ebola.


Petition proposes single mascot for all Rutgers campuses

Isaac Jimenez noticed a supreme sense of school spirit as he watched the Scarlet Knights storm the field after beating the Wolverines 26-24 for their first Big Ten win. Jimenez, a sophomore at Rutgers-Newark, said the athletic events on the Newark and Camden campuses lack the same “essence” that Rutgers-New Brunswick has, especially since joining the Big Ten.

Rutgers University Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club members run through commands to guide dogs in training before they are assigned to their owners.

Seeing Eye club members talk toils and joys of raising puppies

Abbey Hartman cried for two days after being separated from her puppy Nestle. These tears, however, turned into tears of joy soon when she reminded herself that Nestle would help a visually impaired person take control of his or her life. “I can imagine how hard it will be with Nestle,” Hartman said. “But there is nothing but pride in my heart.” Hartman, a Rutgers Business School junior, is the treasurer of the Rutgers University Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club. The organization trains puppies to be Seeing Eye dogs for the visually and physically impaired.


Rutgers makes list of top universities for career paths

Penn State may have stolen a win from the Scarlet Knights in football, but according to LinkedIn’s new rankings, Rutgers may be the better option for media and marketing students. On Oct. 1, LinkedIn came out with its rankings on the top universities to attend for various career paths. Out of 25 possible slots in each category, Rutgers ranked 22 for finance, 16 for marketers and 13 for media.

Don Heilman, director of Student Legal Services at Rutgers, discusses the legal services the University offers at the Rutgers University Student Assembly’s meeting last night at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.

RUSA Proposes Bill for New Student Center Advisory Council

The Rutgers University Student Assembly passed a bill last night that would create a student advisory council for the student centers. At the meeting, held at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus, the student-run body discussed the need for input from student organizations in student center use. 

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“Self and Society in Virtual Contexts” is a class comprised of a virtual Rutgers campus that allows students to learn about “Second Life.”

“Self and Society in Virtual Contexts” is a class comprised of a virtual Rutgers campus that allows students to learn about “Second Life.”

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