The New Jersey Higher Education Task Force report may benefit the credit ratings of the state's public colleges and universities if its recommendations are adopted, according to a report by Moody's Investors Services, a respected credit-rating agency.
To all the disappointed readers expecting an ode, I offer my deepest condolences. Upon reflection, I realized the only reason I wanted to write this send-off as an ode in iambic pentameter was due to denial — denial that my last days were approaching, a reality I didn't want to face and I still don't. I am writing this now because a columnist fell out, but I am not sure I would be ready to do it tomorrow or a week from now.
I took my first official visit to Hurtado Health Center on the College Avenue campus yesterday in all my four years at the University. I have visited University health care facilities very infrequently; I could count them on my hand I am sure. Yet this trip was reminiscent of one of my childhood tales, the one where the mouse takes the thorn from the paw of a lion. I happen to be the lion in this story. The mouse was a very nice nurse who dug the piece of glass from my foot. The very small piece of glass lodged in my foot for the past four days caused me great discomfort and sometimes pain. There is nothing more frustrating than having to go to a doctor and waste their time and tools on something that could have easily been prevented. I would like to say that every person at Hurtado who helped me was wonderful and that they do a fantastic job.
Students, administrators, faculty and the media filled the Raritan River Lounge at the Students Activities Center on the College Avenue Campus last night to hear the results of "What's on your mind week" and address the administration.
A dramatic walkout during University President Richard L. McCormick's eighth annual address to the University community led to calls for an apology or resignation of the Rutgers University Student Assembly parliamentarian.
Pop culture is destroying America. More and more the message to do something is being oriented around what a celebrity would want. One of the most memorable instances is the "Vote or Die!" campaign headed by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and backed by a number of other celebrities, like 50 Cent. Vote or die echoes Patrick Henry and his famous "Give me liberty, or give me death" quote delivered to the Virginia House of Burgesses. Clearly the message has not changed, although Henry was supporting a war effort for our independence while P. Diddy is promoting civic involvement. So why is pop culture destroying America?
Has anyone noticed an increased amount of men wearing skinny jean cutoffs? I know I have. I believe this bold fashion statement must be attributed to the rise in the number of hipsters — I dislike hipsters. "The Hipster Handbook" by Robert Lanham defines a hipster as "one who possesses tastes, social attitudes and opinions deemed cool by the cool." The definition sarcastically continues, "Note: It is no longer recommended that one use the term "cool," a hipster would instead say ‘deck.'" The hipster walks among the masses in daily life but is not a part of them and shuns or reduces to kitsch anything held dear by the mainstream." I would like to dissect these two of the clauses of the definition.
Greetings, salutations and a resounding welcome back to school. It is the beginning of a new and exciting year at the University. It is my fifth year here and it is going to be the best and most exciting, I know it. There are so many changes happening that I hardly recognize the University as the school I applied to not that long ago. New buildings etch the skyline of New Brunswick, some have been torn down and new ones erected in their place, campuses that lacked an identity have transformed into popular student hang-out locations, yet one thing has not changed at all: People's desire to control where the money goes.
After months of advertising and reaching out to as many organizations and students on campus as possible, The Daily Targum Referendum has finally reached its conclusion. The process, which provides the Targum with a mandate from the students to remain independently funded through student fees, ended successfully, passing in all polling divisions.
Junior guard Khadijah Rushdan turned the ball over seven times last night in the Scarlet Knights' second-round loss to'Texas A&M. Rushdan and the rest of the offense struggled to support April Sykes offensively, as only Erica Wheeler joined her in double figures.