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Nikhilesh De

Nikhilesh De

Nik De is a School of Arts and Sciences senior. When he isn’t tracking the planetary motions of the stars, Nik is following Cher on her U.S. tour. In the future, Nik aspires to be a plane. A big plane. A very big plane. He’s like the plane equivalent of the “I like trains” kid from ASDF. Come along on his journey through space and time by following his Twitter @nikhileshde. He is nice and reliable according to Urban Dictionary. Email is his sworn enemy but he can be contacted at

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The Rutgers Board of Governors voted to increase the cost of attendance by 1.7 percent during their monthly meeting on July 19.

According to Matthew Buckley, the founder of the New Jersey March for Science, there is currently a lack of diversity in scientific fields that stems from the shortage of opportunities available to minorities and underprivileged individuals. One of his goals in organizing the local march was to make the event as inclusive as possible.

Members of the Rutgers community showed support for the Saturday's science march in a variety of ways, from attending the events itself to organizing satellite rallies. University President Robert L. Barchi publically endorsed the march in an open letter, released earlier this week.

The #ReadMyLips campaign allows women from around the country to write letters to President Donald J. Trump voicing their discontent with his policies on issues like reproductive rights. 

At its meeting on April 6, the Rutgers Board of Governors voted in favor of a $74.5 million upgrade to Rutgers’ cogeneration plants. Upgrading these facilities would help the University to operate more efficiently and produce fewer emissions.

David Zhao, the founder of NXTFactor spoke about the techniques behind launching successful businesses at the College Avenue Student Center before Spring Break. The event was organized by the Rutgers Entrepreneurship Society (RES).

Participants in the "Day Without a Woman: Walk-out to Teach-in" at Rutgers formed groups at Voorhees Hall to discuss issues ranging from reproductive rights to wage equality. The event was organized in honor of International Women's Day.

A panel of students shared their internship experiences in front of their peers and a panel of judges.

Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) reportedly charged two of its members with engaging in "pre-campaigning." Standing rules give the elections committee jurisdiction over all election-related matters.

Students and faculty gathered in the Fiber Optics building on Feb. 16 to discuss President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Participants voiced their demands to Rutgers administrators.

The RU Hungry? grease truck has been a staple at Rutgers for nearly 40 years, but after the University declined to renew its operating license, it has been forced to leave school grounds.

The Rutgers University Student Assembly debated changes to their constitution, concluding a process they began roughly a month ago. The existing constitution has been in use for nearly a decade.

Deborah Gray White, chair of the Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Populations at Rutgers, announced the group's recommendations in the College Avenue Student Center on Friday, including that a course on diversity be required for students. 

Sigma Chi partnered with eight sororities to raise more than $300,000 for the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick with their Derby Days charity fundraiser.

Mark Gulick, a manager at Neilson Dining Hall, was transferred out of the Brower Dining Commons on Monday, but employees at the facility say he needs to return.

A record number of votes were cast on the Livingston and Busch campuses for the 2016 presidential election.

NJPIRG is working to register 1,000 students through the week of Sept. 26 by tabling, visiting classrooms and visiting greek houses. So far, they have registered more than 830 students in four days.

Readers of conservative news site Campus Reform voiced concerns over a bulletin board hanging inside a College Avenue residence hall. 

Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) spoke to several of his constituents about the recent Democratic sit-in in the House of Representatives and gun violence in the United States.

Photo Illustration | Rutgers plans to upgrade its digital learning platforms over the summer, including Sakai. It will also start using Canvas, a system which will ultimately replace eCollege.

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