Rutgers University Police Department helped to close down George Street during the march, where students walked to "take back the night" from rape culture, victim-blaming and fear of walking alone after dark.
Members of the organization End Assault at Rutgers spoke at the open hearing Wednesday night, claiming that Rutgers mishandles investigations regarding accusations of sexual assault against its faculty members.
Ase Awari, a School of Engineering sophomore (center), was re-elected as secretary of the assembly unanimously during the most recent Rutgers University Student Assembly meeting. His responsibilities include maintaining all non-financial records.
Sandy Giacobbe, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, was appointed by the Executive Board of Rutgers University Student Assembly as an interim senator, since it was a role not filled during the most recent election.
Michael Townley, member of the Rotary Club and chair of the event, said he had been working at concessions with the University for more than 18 years. For half that time, the Interact Club has also supported their project.
At the tournament, members discussed a wide variety of subjects even when they were not debating, such as philosophy, religion and politics. The interaction between members at the tournament has brought them closer as a group.