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A steady rise in temperatures across land and sea predicts an unusually warm winter this year. New Jersey has equal chances for temperatures above and below the average, prompting students to anticipate irregular weather on their daily commute.

Winter in NJ may be abnormally warm this year

Inconsistencies in this year's fall weather have left students confused about what to expect in their daily commutes to class.  According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures measured on land and at sea over the last century have shown that the Earth's average surface temperature is rising. The website said that during 2016 the average temperature across land and ocean surfaces was 1.69 degrees above the 20th-century average.

Many of the items on student RUcketlists are experiences they have yet to have including petting a pig on Cook farm and diving with the University Scuba Team.

Rutgers students share what's on their RUcketlists

Many students have a list of Rutgers oriented events they wish to accomplish before they graduate. The RUcketlist is a record of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have accomplished during their time at Rutgers. It is the famous Rutgers student version of a Bucket List, or things to get done before graduation. The term “Bucket List” comes from the English idiom to “kick the bucket”. This is considered an informal or slang term meaning 'to die'. A bucket list a list of life events to accomplish before “kicking the bucket”. Pronounced “rucket list," many students have their own unofficial bucket lists to accomplish before they graduate.

This Sunday, New Brunswick Ciclovia took place. The event promotes healthy living by closing down the streets of New Brunswick and encouraging residents to walk instead of drive.

New Brunswick Ciclovia still a success despite rainy conditions

A little bit of rain did not stop the New Brunswick Ciclovia from happening this weekend. New Brunswick closed down the streets to cars and opened them to the people this past Sunday for Ciclovia, an event that promotes healthy active living through experiencing New Brunswick’s vitality, livability and diversity in a safe place for people to exercise and play. Marcos Vazquez is a resident of New Brunswick and attended Ciclovia with his wife and daughter, who he said had a great time. “Even though the weather wasn’t great, we all still had a fun time,” he said.

The annual RU Muddy event at Rutgers encourages students to get outside and partake in 3.5 miles of obstacles, trails and water crossings. Hundreds of students and faculty took part in this year’s run and the festivities that followed.

Hundreds of Rutgers students raced across campus this weekend for RU Muddy

Students were not afraid to get down and dirty this past Friday at the University's annual "RU Muddy" event.  "RU Muddy" is a 3.5-mile run that moves through the intramural fields and the Ecological Preserve. The run is filled with obstacles like natural hurdles, water crossings, trail running and a mud pit.  After the run, there were festivities which included a DJ performance, food and drinks.

Campus MovieFest provides students all over the United States with the necessary equipment to film their own movies in the span of a week. Past winners of the event have earned over $2 million in prizes and had the chance to screen their work at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Student film festival will be accepting entries from Rutgers students with up to $2 million in prize money

Campus MovieFest (CMF) is trying out a new look for their 17th annual tour. CMF, which is the world’s largest student film festival, began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week. Sponsored by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and CMF, the event is part of a national competition among universities across the U.S.. Past winners of the event have earned over $2 million in prizes. Julia Howard is the marketing coordinator at CMF and works in the main office in Atlanta.

Members of the Rutgers community have come together over the course of the last few weeks to provide aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. From blood and pillow drives to groundbreaking hurricane research, the University working to maximize its relief effort.

Rutgers community unites to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey grew from a regenerated tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico into a Category 4 hurricane in just 56 hours, according to the Weather Channel. The wind gusts from the storm topped 100 miles per hour in many locations, which lead to the widespread destruction of homes. The flooding has caused one of the worst weather disasters in U.S.

"Johnson & Johnson Our Story at the Powerhouse" is a museum opened by the company displaying how it got started in New Brunswick. The display opens May 1 and is only open to Johnson & Johnson employees, partners and hosted members of the New Brunswick community. 

Johnson & Johnson holds ribbon cutting for interactive museum

This week, Johnson & Johnson introduced a new interactive museum that educates guests about the medical innovations and history from the company. "Johnson & Johnson Our Story at the Powerhouse" also tells the story of how the company grew from its roots in New Brunswick. The launch was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony with Johnson & Johnson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky and New Brunswick Mayor James Cahill. Cahill recalled "the beginning of a beautiful friendship" between New Brunswick and the company when James Wood Johnson, a founder, rented a building in the city in the late 1800s. “New Brunswick has been home to Johnson & Johnson ever since that time in 1886,” Cahill said. Alexandra Holland is the Enterprise Strategy & Communication Leader at Johnson & Johnson.

After competing in the Campus MovieFest, an event hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association, a group of Rutgers students were chosen to showcase their work at the prestigious Cannes film festival in France.

Rutgers Campus MovieFest competition wraps up with red carpet event

Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world’s largest student film festival. It began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided the materials to fellow students to make their own movies in just one week. Sponsored by Campus MovieFest and the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA), the event, which describes itself as the “World’s largest student film festival,” is part of a national competition amongst universities across the U.S.

GAYpril, which is coordinated by the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE), consists of one month of lectures, workshops and events like the Demarest Drag Show.

Month of 'Gaypril' brings Rutgers community together for more than 25 events

Rutgers "GAYpril" kicked off last week with a high-energy opening ceremony in the Busch Student Center.  During the week, "GAYpril" related events included "Breaking Boundaries" with transgender advocate Andy Marra, and a "Safer Sex and Relationships Workshop" hosted by the Queer Student Alliance (QSA).  Next week the annual Demarest Hall Spring Drag Show (Ft.

Starting in August, Perry N. Halkitis will take over as the new dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health. Prior to being offered this position, Halkitis served as a dean at New York University for 20 years.

U. announces new dean of Rutgers School of Public Health

Earlier this week, Perry N. Halkitis, senior associate dean of New York University's College of Global Public Health, was designated the new dean of the Rutgers School of Public. The Rutgers School of Public Health (RSPH) seeks to improve health and prevent disease in diverse populations by educating its students to become well-qualified and effective public health leaders, researchers and practitioners. The school conducts research to advance public health science and policies, and it provides service programs that promote population and individual health. Halkitis is a professor of global public health, applied psychology and medicine at New York University (NYU). He has focused a significant amount of his research on HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and mental health disease and how they are impacted by psychiatric and psychosocial factors. He will be moving from his senior associate dean position at NYU College of Global Public Health, director of NYU’s Center for Health, Identity and Behavior and Prevention Studies, and interim chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the College of Global Public Health. Halkitis will be replacing Cristine D.

Healthy dining options are available at Rutgers dining halls. The Rutgers University Healthy Dining Team offers students advice on nutritious food options.

Rutgers team informs students about responsible eating

Eating healthy is difficult in college. With endless buffets of food and double swipe take-out options, students sometimes lose sight of a healthy diet. The Rutgers University Healthy Dining Team, a combined program between Rutgers University Dining Services and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, aims to combat the tendency to slump into the vortex of ramen and soda. RUHDT educates students about healthy eating and living on campus.

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