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About 75,000 visitors, including alumni and NJ residents, came to the University’s fourth annual Rutgers Day on Saturday, with more than 500 activities across the College Avenue, Cook, Douglass and Busch campuses.

Lela Novak, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior, climbs the rock wall in the College Avenue Gym on Friday during Rutgers Rockwall’s first “Knight Klimb.”

Senior Monroe Kearns was one of seven Rutgers middle-distance runners to compete in last weekend’s Larry Ellis Inviational. He qualified for the Big East Championships in the 800 meter with a time of 1:52:32 and will compete in the 4x800-meter relay.

Senior sprinter Kevin Brown competes in last year’s Metropolitan Championships at Rutgers’ Bauer Track and Field?Complex. Brown recorded first-place times in this year’s edition in both the 200- and 400-meter dash, aiding the Knights’ point total with a team-high 40 on his own.

A group of students yell together on the steps of Brower Commons on the?College Avenue campus last night for one minute to raise awareness about gender violence and the resources available at the University.

Students pinpoint potentially dangerous areas of the College Avenue campus last night during an “R U?Safe?” event blending statistical data and students’ perceptions to determine where they felt vulnerable to crime on campus.

School of Arts and Sciences sophomores Richard Lopez, left, and Brian Molina wrap gifts for local elementary school children last night during the Winter Wishes Wrapping event at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.

Gregory Floyd shares his story about his son’s death and how faith helped him through his grieving process last night at the Busch Campus Center. He spoke during the University’s Catholic Student Association’s “Dealing with Death” moving forward night.

Correction: In an earlier version of this caption, the sponsoring organization was misnamed. The Catholic Student Association sponsored the event.

Santina Muha, alumna and 2009 Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey winner, says people with disabilities can conquer their challenges.

Students style around the world by dressing in saris, kurtas, paji and kimonos to learn about traditional fashions last night during the Rutgers University Programming Association’s “How to Wear the World” Multicultural Fashion Workshop in the Multipurpose room of the Busch Campus Center.

Senior Jacquelyn Ward posted four first-place finishes last year at the Sonny Werblin Invitational, where the Scarlet Knights compete today in their first intrasquad meet. The event is Rutgers’ first since the Big?East Championships, where it finished seventh out of 11 conference teams.

Matt Cordeiro, Rutgers University Student Assembly president, reveals election results last night during its meeting in the Student Activities Center.

Junior Jacquelyn Ward was consistently among Rutgers’ best swimmers last season, when she finished fourth place in the 400-yard individual medley at the Big?East Championships.

School of Arts and Sciences senior David Reiss argues for federally funded education last night during a debate hosted by the Rutgers University Debate Union in the Busch Campus Center.

University students and children play with a mixture of cornstarch and water in a children's pool on Busch campus as one of the many activities available Saturday on Rutgers Day. There were additional activities set up on the College Avenue and Cook/Douglass campuses.

Student groups sell a range of items at a garage sale Saturday at the College Avenue Gym Annex, organized by the University's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Each organization donated 10 percent of funds raised to three different charity organizations.

The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children's first 'Around the World' banquet Thursday showcased various cultural performances and guest speakers, like Tony Nunno (below) coordinator of volunteer donations at Elijah's Promise Soup Kitchen.

Richard L. McCormick settled into the President's Residence in 2002, which is located in Piscataway and served as the home to many past University presidents.

Sophomore goalie Lily Kalata posted 11 total saves in the Knights' second consecutive victory of the season on Saturday against host Cornell, which earned a 35-24 shot disparity in Ithaca, N.Y.

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