Katie Park

Katie Park

News Editor

Katie Park is a School of Arts and Sciences junior with a double major in political science and journalism and media studies and a minor in sociology. She is the news editor of The Daily Targum. You can find her booking it to class to snag the last left-handed desk or climbing on countertops to open cabinets just out of her reach. Send hearts and howlers to news@dailytargum.com and @kasopar on Twitter.


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OPINION

VOTE YES: Targum changed course of my career

Every three years, Rutgers' student newspaper, The Daily Targum, the second-oldest and one of the largest college newspapers in the country, asks undergraduate and graduate students to vote in favor of refunding the paper.

NEWS

IBM'S #HackAHairdryer campaign is an insult to women

In an attempt to drive more women into pursuing science, the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became the subject of sharp-tongued criticism for launching their marketing campaign, titled #HackAHairdryer. “That's ok @IBM, I'd rather build satellites instead, but good luck with that whole #HackAHairDryer thing,” said Twitter user Stephanie Evans, @StephEvz43, on Dec. 6. IBM shut down the campaign on Dec. 7 after receiving thousands of tweets lambasting the campaign for feeding into gender stereotypes of women. Ironically, IBM started the campaign with exactly the opposite thought in mind.

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Muggle Mayhem raises funds for charitable groups

Rutgers is not home to the Triwizard Tournament, and the fictional Weird Sisters band was absent for a night of magical rock n' roll. Despite this, Rutgers' Yule Ball was no less magical than the Yule Ball described in J.K. Rowling's "The Goblet of Fire" — but if anything, it was considerably more muggle-minded. Muggles, or non-wizarding students, convened in the College Avenue Student Center's Multipurpose Room Sunday night for an evening of magic, music, desserts, activities and a chance to celebrate the end of the semester garbed in dresses and dress shirts. The Yule Ball, inspired directly by the Yule Ball in Rowling's fourth novel in the globally-acclaimed fantasy series, is a tradition of the Triwizard Tournament, an inter-school competition that challenges four highly-skilled student witches and wizards to best their way in a series of obstacles. 

NEWS

Scientists discuss the need for science advocates in government

Scientists have a growing need for funding from the government to expand their research, but as budgets for various scientific endeavors are repeatedly thinned, the future of science is increasingly becoming a dubious one. But the Central New Jersey chapter of the Association for Women in Science believes that science professionals have the capacity to not only participate in it, but also influence science policies that can impact society as a whole, said Kamana Mishra, president of the association.

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Jameson student petitions against courtyard construction

Construction in the Jameson dorm courtyard on the Douglass campus has become a topic of discussion for many Rutgers students. It is causing discontent to many Jameson’s residents and has urged a student to petition against the same. Mary Margaret Mumich, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, started this petition because she regrets the loss of Jameson’s courtyard.

NEWS

DDoS attacks at Rutgers: What you should know

What’s Going on With My Internet? Less than a month into the fall semester, upperclassmen replayed the spring semester of 2015, and first-year students were understandably baffled by the sudden Internet disconnect that rendered crucial academic services temporarily unusable on Sept.

Courtesy of Tashni-Ann Dubroy
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Rutgers MBA graduate becomes president of Shaw University

Tashni-Ann Dubroy is not the type of woman to back down from a challenge. The Rutgers MBA graduate lived up to the challenge at 18, when she immigrated to the United States from Jamaica, applied to a medley of colleges and was denied any scholarships and admission.

NEWS

Story of George Street saxophonist touches Rutgers bus driver

About two weeks ago, John Sabin played his saxophone on George Street as usual. Not much had changed — he still sat on a wooden stool between Harvest Moon Brewery and Cafe and Chase Bank for hours on end, and his black instrument case lay open at his feet collecting donations day after day.

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Allie Williams, a member of the Rutgers University Student Assembly, stands next to Matt Panconi, president of the assembly and with a group of students who co-authored a bill that proposed creating a sexual assault prevention committee. 
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Allie Williams, a member of the Rutgers University Student Assembly, stands next to Matt Panconi, president of the assembly and with a group of students who co-authored a bill that proposed creating a sexual assault prevention committee. 

John Sabin, popularly referenced as “the saxophonist on George Street,” plays on his tenor saxophone, an instrument that dates back to 1952 on George Street in downtown New Brunswick on August 31.
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John Sabin, popularly referenced as “the saxophonist on George Street,” plays on his tenor saxophone, an instrument that dates back to 1952 on George Street in downtown New Brunswick on August 31.

President Robert L. Barchi spoke at this semester’s first Board of Governors meeting at the Camden Campus Center in Rutgers University-Camden yesterday.
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President Robert L. Barchi spoke at this semester’s first Board of Governors meeting at the Camden Campus Center in Rutgers University-Camden yesterday.

Police cars and ambulances assembled on Easton Avenue soon after an individual was struck in a car accident early Saturday morning. 
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Easton

Police cars and ambulances assembled on Easton Avenue soon after an individual was struck in a car accident early Saturday morning. 

Police investigate the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house, where Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs allegedly passed out before she was pronounced dead last night. 
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Police investigate the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house, where Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs allegedly passed out before she was pronounced dead last night. 

Students from Rutgers Business School and Sayreville War Memorial High School donned bulletproof vests as part of “The Adrian Project,” established in 2002, which allowed students to investigate a tax fraud on Friday at the Livingston Student Center.
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Students from Rutgers Business School and Sayreville War Memorial High School donned bulletproof vests as part of “The Adrian Project,” established in 2002, which allowed students to investigate a tax fraud on Friday at the Livingston Student Center.

Mayor of Fukui Shinichi Higashimura, along with a representative, pay their respects at the Willow Grave Cemetary, which is the burial site of Taro Kusakabe and William Elliot Griffis.
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Mayor of Fukui Shinichi Higashimura, along with a representative, pay their respects at the Willow Grave Cemetary, which is the burial site of Taro Kusakabe and William Elliot Griffis.

Representatives from the city of Fukui stand with representatives of New Brunswick for a photo.
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Representatives from the city of Fukui stand with representatives of New Brunswick for a photo.

Mayor James Cahill and Mayor Shinichi Higashimura commemorate the 30th anniversary of Sister Cities International.
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Mayor James Cahill and Mayor Shinichi Higashimura commemorate the 30th anniversary of Sister Cities International.

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