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Chloe Dopico

Chloe Dopico

Chloe Dopico will kidnap someone’s dog on the way home one day, and will still stop to pet a dozen more before reaching her destination. When she’s not busy taking care of puppies, she watches videos of pugs dressed up as Game of Thrones characters, often while wearing shark slippers, or being the loudest voice in the office. Although her dream is to swim with Great White sharks, working at the Targum will do, for now. Her favorite word is “indubitably,” though she can undoubtedly find a few others to use in her articles. She can be reached at university@dailytargum.com

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By maintaining open spaces, using energy efficient systems and encouraging alternative transportation, the University plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030.

Rutgers 2030 plan envisions a greener campus

The 2030 plan at Rutgers includes updates to University transit hubs, housing, student centers and athletic facilities, according to the master plan. With an overhaul of University systems set to take place, the new plan presents a unique opportunity for Rutgers to create a campus on the basis of environmental conservation. Frank Wong, assistant vice president of University Facilities and Capital Planning and University planner, said that the Rutgers 2030 plan is built on a strong environmental foundation, from the perspective of protecting an open space. Wong said the University hopes to reactivate and improve access to underutilized open space along the Raritan River and focus on building in areas already developed and increase the density. He said they promote alternative transportation solutions, such as biking, walking and reducing energy usage by eliminating obsolete buildings and constructing more energy efficient buildings using green technologies. “As far as construction, we adhere to the U.S.

By 2019, the University plans to open “One-Stop Shop” service center on Busch campus, where students can access financial aid, student accounting, parking services and transcripts.

Rutgers plans to streamline financial aid services into 'One-Stop Shop'

As a part of the University’s Strategic Plan, Rutgers announced they intend to revamp financial aid to eventually create a “One-Stop Shop,” where the Rutgers community can go to one location for all student services. The plan was initiated as a result of the University's efforts to improve the student experience, said Neal Buccino, a University spokesperson. Buccino said students described a “pain point” as having to go from office to office, dealing with long lines and not reaching the right person to solve their problem.

The purpose of the Scarlet and Black initiative is to shine a light on parts of the University’s history that are often overlooked. Today’s ceremony at the Sojourner Truth Apartments recognized the official renaming of three Rutgers landmarks.

Rutgers initiates next phase of Scarlet and Black project with dedication ceremony

Today, Rutgers took another step forward in the Scarlet and Black Project by officially dedicating three campus landmarks to Black historical figures who are often overlooked in the University's history.  The facilities being dedicated are the James Dickson Carr Library, Sojourner Truth Apartments and Will’s Way, said University spokesperson Neal Buccino in an email. The dedication ceremony kicked off at 11 a.m.

In recognition of Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, Rutgers held a panel in the Cook Student Center, which was attended by more than 200 people. The discussion encouraged early testing and a push for more proactive treatment and prevention of HIV in the gay community.

Gay Men's Awareness summit at Rutgers draws over 200 attendees

Over 200 participants crowded into the Cook Student Center last Thursday for the 2017 New Jersey Gay Men's Awareness Day Summit. The event was in recognition of National Gay Men's HIV Awareness Day, which was originally created in 2008 to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men, according to their event page. The event, hosted by the New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG), aimed to educate the gay community on issues and barriers, which impact both HIV care and prevention throughout New Jersey. The NJHPG and its committees meet once a month on Rutgers campus and collaborate with the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD, and TB services, said Eric Wuethrich, the chair of the Gay Men's Committee.  The groups work to combine HIV care and treatment with HIV prevention to improve planning across New Jersey. “We chose Cook campus as a venue due to our ongoing working relationship with Rutgers, as well as its central location,” he said.

In response to numerous complaints, a Rutgers student created a petition to push University President Robert L. Barchi to add more vehicles to the Rutgers bus system.

Student petition for more Rutgers buses surpasses 1,600 signatures

With all of the variety at Rutgers University, there is one unifying experience — standing at a bus stop waiting 20 minutes for an LX. In response to frustration at long wait times and crowded buses, School of Arts and Sciences sophomore Daniel Thiberge created a change.org petition urging University President Robert L.

Over the course of the last week, Rutgers recognized Banned Books Week with giveaways, performances and exhibits on campus. The goal of the event was to draw attention to the dangers of censorship while encouraging students to read freely.

Rutgers holds series of events and exhibits for Banned Books Week

Despite hundreds of challenges per year to censor books, only about 10 percent actually end up getting censored. This is mostly thanks to events like Rutgers’ "Banned Books Week," which aims to celebrate the freedom to read. The event aims to highlight the importance of access to information, according to the site.

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