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Rutgers is hosting a competition for students on Instagram to provide one winner with free tuition for up to three credits this summer. Participants have to complete four different challenges to be considered for the grand prize, but anyone who completes a challenge will win smaller prizes throughout the semester.

Rutgers hosts contest for free summer tuition

The University will pitch in to alleviate the burden of tuition for one student this summer. “The contest is called the 'Keep Calm and Think Summer Instagram Challenge.' Students have to complete various challenges on Instagram to earn prizes like sunglasses, flip flops and a beach towel,” said Jennifer Valera, marketing manager for the summer and winter sessions at Rutgers. The students who manage to finish all four tasks as part of the contest will be entered into the sweepstakes for free tuition, she said.  “We will choose one lucky winner in May who will receive free Summer Session 2016 tuition for one undergraduate course, up to three credits,” Valera said. Joseph Coleman, a School of Engineering freshman, is one of many who are interested in the contest.

Photo Illustration | While Twitter was seen as a novelty in the past, new competing social media sites and its 140-character limit mean it is being used less and less.

Rutgers students discuss decline of Twitter's popularity

Twitter's iconic blue bird may not be tweeting for much longer. Twitter was founded in 2006, and in addition to serving as a forum for citizens to broadcast their daily lives, has been a go-to source for reporters and media outlets for instant updates on the latest news.


Rutgers class examines works of Spike Lee

A class that focuses on viewing and studying Spike Lee films can "Do The Right Thing" for students. Deborah Shuford, a professor in the Department of Africana Studies, created a course dedicated to analyzing the films of director Spike Lee in the summer of 2013.


Home-sharing service Airbnb proves promising boon to New Brunswick

Students, alumni and lodging renters are being given the platform to promote their businesses through a successful business venture. Airbnb, Inc. was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, and serves as a marketplace for tourists and locals to search and find a space to stay for one or more nights, according to their website. The site allows people from all over the world to come and find a renting space for their destination of choice at an affordable rate. But it is not only visitors who benefit from the services popularity — homeowners and lodging renters earn a share as well. Taslim Patel, an Airbnb host and Rutgers alumna, said she has seen how much the site has helped her business. “Many of my guests have told me that they prefer Airbnb, because the prices are a lot lower than nearby hotels,” she said.


Rutgers offers wealth of opportunities for commuting students

Rutgers is going the distance in accommodating both commuters and residential students with their college experiences. Rutgers University—New Brunswick is located between New York City and Philadelphia, two major cities. With school housing and public transportation access, it makes sense that the University's students are made up of both commuters and non-commuters.


Who do Rutgers students call when they freak out? Stressbusters!

Even with all the stress that assignments and exams bring to students, the school still finds a way to soothe its students. About four years ago Rutgers got involved with New York University fitness guru Jordan Friedman’s program says Anne Finetto, Livingston Recreation Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness.


Rutgers alumnus, entrepreneur opens catering company

It was a happy new year for a Rutgers alumnus as he opened his own food venture earlier this year. Akhil Shah, a 24-year old Rutgers Business School alumnus and founder of Chutney Chefs, said he got the idea to start his venture during the summer of last year, when his mother cooked Indian food for him when he would come home from work.


Students recognize their privilege in first workshop held by sociology instructor

Privileged students are not often aware how fortunate they are. One workshop sought to change that.  Jeff Wilhelms, part-time lecturer in the Department of Sociology, held "The Privilege Walk" workshop for the first time yesterday afternoon for his "Race Relations" class, at the Livingston Recreation Center. Puzzled students voluntarily lined up across the gym, not knowing what to expect. 


Rutgers place 11th at Wisconsin tournament

After the three rounds at the Badger Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, the Rutgers men’s golf team finished for a combined 919 (301-308-310), which was good for 11th place out of 13 teams at the University Ridge Golf Course.

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