Natasha Tripathi

Natasha Tripathi

Associate News Editor

Natasha Tripathi is a professional cake enthusiast, part-time human being and full-time Associate News Editor for The Daily Targum. When she grows up, Natasha hopes to not be terribly amused by the way inhaling helium changes her voice. Until then, she plans to drink coffee more than water, rely on George Clooney for romantic advice and updating her Facebook status to say "party in Bruns" when she's really at home with her dogs. On a normal day you cannot get her to shut up about them because they are the most adorable and kindest creatures in her life. If you want to be friends with her, it's simple — just buy her cake and tell her she's funny. Follow her @natashatripathi for more stories.


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She's the First *{Rutgers} raises funds for girls in impoverished nations

Brenna Mazur, a Rutgers Business School first-year student, said She’s the First is an organization that provides scholarships to girls in low-income countries who will be the first in their families to graduate. The organization focuses specifically on girls because past and present statistics continuously prove girls face greater discrimination when it comes to education as opposed to boys. “By supporting these girls and providing them with an education, we are helping them to break the cycle of poverty, not just for themselves, but for future generations as well,” Mazur said. “Education goes far beyond the classroom.”

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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. 

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Panelists at Mason Gross discuss relationship between tech and social movements in modern day

Students, professors, graduate students and undergraduate students of Mason Gross School of the Arts filled the dimly lit and rather intimate setting of the Bloustein Auditorium last night where four panelists discussed and explored Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary theme of revolution through multiple perspectives. The conversation was held among esteemed artists, activists, writers and scholars, all of whom hold at least two of those positions.

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University hears wedding bells as Scarlet Knights get engaged

Across the board, many seniors are making plans. Some are submitting job applications, while others are studying for GREs. There are those working extra hours to put down a deposit for a last spring break trip to Punta Cana, and then there are a handful of students who are preparing to marry their sweethearts after the curtain closes on their college career.

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Rutgers says 'no more' to sexual violence, domestic abuse

Two weeks ago on Oct. 1, Jake Comito gathered about 60 blue 3-by-2-foot poster boards with “NO MORE” printed at the top to Quad Circle on Livingston campus, where students were walking through and asked what the boards were all about. The Rutgers Business School junior and resident assistant would then explain that he and a few close friends have taken the initiative to align with the Joyful Heart Foundation’s campaign against sexual violence and domestic abuse, "NO MORE."

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Rutgers psychiatry professor uses classic Halloween movies to study psychopathology

In watching horror movies, Anthony Tobia, associate professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School said audiences see some part of themselves projected on the screen that may cause them to feel anxious. For the general viewer, Anthony Tobia, an associate professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School said, Night of the Living Dead (1968) is a recreation of an even older film titled The Earth Dies Screaming (1964). Through psychiatric analysis, Tobia saw the result of the film was that there was a deep, human dynamic in a time where people were threatened.

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Students push for fossil fuel divestment on National Day of Climate Action

Just as the sun set on the College Avenue campus on Wednesday afternoon, the wind picked up and the Rutgers Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign began to assemble tables, flyers and banners in front of Brower Commons to demonstrate the need for action from the University and government on climate change for National Day of Climate Action. Students and activists from the Rutgers community were encouraged to come out to "Rutgers' First Annual Climate Fest" and make connections with campaigns they care about.

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Rutgers readies to start investigation of football program with law firm help

Rutgers University hired a law firm that deals exclusively with potential NCAA rules violations to kick off an investigation of the football program. According to nj.com, the firm is conducting a review of the University's football program following several recent off-field issues. Peter McDonough, Rutgers' senior vice president for External Affairs, confirmed the investigation in a statement on Tuesday. "Rutgers has retained outside counsel with expertise in NCAA infractions to help identify any potential rules violations,'' McDonough told nj.com.

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Students protest to bring back ousted filmmaking professor

Dena Seidel began utilizing the basement of the building in the University's Department of English to teach film years ago, and just this year, her ambitions paid off when the state of New Jersey approved her courses to become an official Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

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Famed academic Noam Chomsky visits Rutgers

There was a recent international poll conducted by a leading poll organization, Gallup Inc., in which one of the questions asked was which country is a leading threat to world peace. “The United States wins by a huge margin,” Noam Chomsky said. The American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist and anarcho-syndicalist advocate, said the results of the poll were not reported in the U.S.

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Rutgers violinist Sharon Gayoung Cho shines on, off stage with musical prowess, giving spirit

Music was, and still is, everything to Sharon Gayoung Cho.  In a state of blue or red, she could pick up her violin, play classical music and instantly, the bad mood would retreat as she simply forgot about everything. Along with her fervor for music, Cho carries the memory of her mother selling the family car in exchange for Cho’s violin lessons through her movement toward further education and aspiration to open a non-profit musical school for underprivileged children.

A faculty union at Rutgers, the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers, is urging Rutgers to pursue the investigation against Kyle Flood, Rutgers’ head football coach, with a resolution released Sept. 9. Flood was recently reportedly accused of emailing a part-time lecturer regarding the “F” grade the instructor gave to one one of Flood’s players, cornerback and School of Arts and Sciences junior Nadir Barnwell, who was said to be academically ineligible to play. 
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Rutgers faculty union urges Rutgers administration to pursue investigation against head football coach Kyle Flood amid allegations

Yesterday afternoon, the Executive Committee of New Jersey's American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) passed a resolution urging Rutgers to further pursue an investigation into football head coach Kyle Flood following allegations recently made against him. The allegations state that Flood reportedly emailed a part-time lecturer about the grade of "F" the instructor assigned to football player Nadir Barnwell when Barnwell was said to be academically ineligible to play.

“Vagabond Artist: “Pop” Hart in Tahiti, Mexico, and the Caribbean,” an exhibit brought to the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum September 1 on the College Avenue campus, is a collection of work by George Overbury Hart (1869-1933), an American painter. Hart, who largely concentrated his artistic efforts with watercolor, dubbed the nickname “Pop” after growing a beard during a trip to Tahiti and Samoa that aged his appearance as a young man. The Zimmerli’s exhibit will run until Feb. 8, 2016. NATASHA TRIPATHI / ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
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Zimmerli brings 'Pop' of color to campus with new American art exhibit

Interested in everyday life and authentic means, American artist, George Overbury “Pop” Hart, pursued affordable and extended trips abroad to exotic locations in Latin America to paint and sketch. As opposed American artists in his day who preferred to visit Europe in order to perfect their artistic skills or to pursue styles inspired by avant-garde artists, Hart preferred extended trips abroad to more exotic – and affordable – destinations, according to the Zimmerli Art Museum’s website From September 1 continuing into February 8, 2016, the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers will exhibit Vagabond Artist: “Pop” Hart in Tahiti, Mexico, and the Caribbean organized by the museum’s Curator of Prints and Drawings and Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts, Marilyn Symmes. “Imagine he’s travelling to these far away countries.

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The Rutgers chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers protests the University on Oct. 10 to unfreeze their salaries and offer fairer contracts.
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The Rutgers chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers protests the University on Oct. 10 to unfreeze their salaries and offer fairer contracts.

Members of the American Association of University Professors - American Federation of Teachers protest for fair contracts Friday at the Douglass Student Center.
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Members of the American Association of University Professors - American Federation of Teachers protest for fair contracts Friday at the Douglass Student Center.

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