Kira Herzog

Kira Herzog

Kira Herzog decided that her first major initiative as news editor would involve jazz hands, but the jury is still out on whether that was a sleep-deprived hallucination or not. Despite being smaller than your average border collie, she drinks enough coffee to power the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Sleep is a foreign concept to her, but it’s okay, it’ll never impact her life or anything important like that. To suggest story ideas, ask questions, or send awkward jokes, you can reach her at news@dailytargum.com


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The purpose of the Scarlet and Black initiative is to shine a light on parts of the University’s history that are often overlooked. Today’s ceremony at the Sojourner Truth Apartments recognized the official renaming of three Rutgers landmarks.
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Rutgers initiates next phase of Scarlet and Black project with dedication ceremony

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.

The flyer above, which was created by white-supremacist group Identify Evropa, was found on Livingston campus earlier today.
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New white supremacist flyers emerge on Rutgers campus

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.

Since last year, the counseling center at Rutgers has seen a 16 percent increase in the number of students attending group therapy. 
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Psychological services at Rutgers are 'easily overwhelmed,' Barchi says

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.

Imani Ali, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, shares shares her story prior to Vice President Joe Biden taking the stage at the College Avenue Gymnasium.
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Sexual assault survivors from Rutgers share their stories during 'It's On Us' rally

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.

In an email to the student body, University President Robert L. Barchi announced that Rutgers will stick to its current polices on sexual assault, regardless of the education secretary's changes to Title IX.
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Rutgers will uphold its sexual assault policy despite changes to Title IX

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.

Following The Targum's coverage of Sigma Chi's probation, the Rutgers Panhellenic Council became the first greek community to speak out on the investigation. The president of Sigma Chi has not yet responded to a request for comment. 
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Eight Rutgers sororities speak out against Sigma Chi in unified statement

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.

Over 400 students were evacuated from the Sojourner Truth Apartments today after a kitchen fire on the 12th floor set off the sprinkler system. 
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Grease fire in Sojourner Truth Apartments indefinitely displaces 26 Rutgers students

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 a University spokesperson, Sigma Chi is currently under investigation by the Office of Student Conduct and is prohibited from hosting events or participating in mixers. The fate of Derby Days, which was set to take place in November, has not yet been determined.
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Rutgers chapter of Sigma Chi hit with cease and desist order during U. investigation

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.

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The Habitat for Humanity club at Rutgers gathered on Livingston campus this weekend to build a home for a low income family in Middlesex County.
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The Habitat for Humanity club at Rutgers gathered on Livingston campus this weekend to build a home for a low income family in Middlesex County.

Students can vote in the Rutgers University Student Assembly's Sping 2017 election on their CollegiateLink website.
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Students can vote in the Rutgers University Student Assembly's Sping 2017 election on their CollegiateLink website.

School of Arts and Sciences junior Anthony Mollica says a video of him dancing was posted to Reddit without his permission and used to promote his Dance Marathon fundraising page. He has raised over $1,000 so far.
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School of Arts and Sciences junior Anthony Mollica says a video of him dancing was posted to Reddit without his permission and used to promote his Dance Marathon fundraising page. He has raised over $1,000 so far.

School of Arts and Sciences junior Anthony Mollica says a video of him dancing was posted to Reddit without his permission and used to promote his Dance Marathon fundraising page. He has so far raised over $1,000.
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School of Arts and Sciences junior Anthony Mollica says a video of him dancing was posted to Reddit without his permission and used to promote his Dance Marathon fundraising page. He has so far raised over $1,000.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Targum, Pulitzer prize-winning author, Junot Diaz talked about the influence of Rutgers on his writing and the current state of American politics.
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In an exclusive interview with The Daily Targum, Pulitzer prize-winning author, Junot Diaz talked about the influence of Rutgers on his writing and the current state of American politics.

Jose Antonio Vargas gave a keynote speech at Rutgers as part of Access week, organized by Student Access and Educational Equity. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, social activist and undocumented immigrant.
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Jose Antonio Vargas gave a keynote speech at Rutgers as part of Access week, organized by Student Access and Educational Equity. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, social activist and undocumented immigrant.

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. 
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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. 

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