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While teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University, professor Sombudha Adhikari reportedly groped a female student, prompting her to alert authorities. Adhikari was arrested and charged with fourth degree criminal sexual misconduct.
Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Rutgers University allegedly used Xanax to drug members of a sorority during a mixer in September, according to documents obtained through an Open Public Records Act request.
On Monday afternoon, University President Robert L. Barchi announced a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage for students working in all facets of the University, from recreation and dining services to the libraries.
On Wednesday, less than one year after taking the helm as the editor of Politico, Carrie Budoff Brown returned to her alma mater for an open conversation at Trayes Hall that spanned the nuanced landscapes of politics and journalism, as well as her formative years as a Rutgers student.
This week, the governor-elect appointed 81 individuals to one of the most diverse transition teams in the state’s history.
Last weekend, The Chronicle of Higher Education placed Rutgers University on a list of the flagship universities that have been most successful in keeping their tuition rates steady over the last decade.
Valued at more than $34 million, the gift is comprised of 17,300 pieces of Soviet artwork, created during the mid- to late-20th century. The high profile collection will be accompanied by a multi-million dollar endowment to the Zimmerli, intended to promote global access to the art through exhibitions, publications, conservation and scholarship.
On Sunday morning, police responded to reports of a large swastika spray painted on the exterior wall of Stonier Hall. The drawing faced out toward one of the most highly trafficked areas on College Avenue and featured a black swastika enclosed by the international probation sign — a red circle with a diagonal line through it.
Today, Rutgers took another step forward in the Scarlet and Black Project by officially dedicating three campus landmarks to Black historical figures who are often overlooked in the University's history. The facilities being dedicated are the James Dickson Carr Library, Sojourner Truth Apartments and Will’s Way, said University spokesperson Neal Buccino in an email. The dedication ceremony kicked off at 11 a.m.
Earlier today, students discovered a series of recruitment posters for the white supremacist group Identity Evropa plastered on University buildings. Photographed on the College Avenue, Douglass and Livingston campuses, these flyers featured the phrase “Our Generation, Our Future, Our Last Chance,” with the organization’s name dominating the bottom third of the page. The flyers are the same ones that prompted a heated protest at New York University in late September. Identity Evropa is a relatively new "alt-right" organization with direct ties to the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville this August, which ended in violence.
From intake appointments to individual and group therapy sessions, Rutgers students made roughly 30,000 visits to the counseling centers on campus last year. In the face of this steadily increasing number, however, it has come to light that the University may not be capable of offering comprehensive long-term support to every student that needs it. University President Robert L.
Rutgers authorities are currently investigating an incident involving “criminal sexual contact” that was reported around 4:30 p.m.
In the final hour before former Vice President Joe Biden’s highly anticipated appearance at Rutgers, a series of sexual assault survivors stepped up to the podium to share their stories. The speakers were comprised of both current and former Rutgers students, many of whom had sought help in one capacity or another from the University’s Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA). One survivor, whose last name has been omitted, began by recounting her first day on campus at Rutgers. “When my mom said goodbye to me during move-in day two years ago, she told me ‘no matter what, make sure you surround yourself with people you trust and people who keep you safe’. I’m sure she was just being motherly in saying this,” Summer said.
Earlier this month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education will rescind the sexual assault guidelines laid out by Title IX. As a new set of protocols are solidified, the processes by which universities handle cases of rape and sexual assault will be turned upside down — but Rutgers’ policy will remain intact, according to University President Robert L.
On Friday night, the Panhellenic Council at Rutgers released a statement on the Sigma Chi investigation, announcing that they will continue raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network while simultaneously cutting all ties to the fraternity. The Panhellenic Council is a governing body that represents a total of 1,000 female Rutgers students from 10 sororities.
Residents were evacuated from The Yard @ College Ave this afternoon after a grease fire on the 12th floor set off the alarms and sprinkler systems — but according to students on the scene, there was a notable gap between the evacuations of the top and the bottom floors. “The sprinkler system activated, causing water to reach lower floors down to the lobby,” said University spokesperson Neal Buccino.
According to multiple sources, the Rutgers chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity was issued a Cease and Desist Order due to alleged infractions of the University policy. Neal Buccino, the assistant director of Public and Media Relations at Rutgers University, provided The Daily Targum with the following statement. “The Office of Student Conduct is investigating Sigma Chi for potential violations of University policy.
Inside the drawing room of the historic Eagleton Institute of Politics, Democratic candidate Phil Murphy greeted a packed room of students, reporters and community members.
On Jan. 20, one-and-a-half months after opening, the Starbucks at the Yard @ College Avenue closed. Christopher Paladino, president of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, said Starbucks revoked the establishment's operating license. It is unclear whether the location will reopen.