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President Donald Trump's newly proposed tax plan may see students paying more. Professor and Director of the Master of Accountancy in Taxation Program Jay Soled said changes to the policy could send the United States into $1.5 trillion in debt over the next decade.

U. professor discusses how new tax plan could affect Rutgers students

The new tax bill unveiled by Congress is not only going to hit the pockets of corporations but of the pockets of students and community members all throughout New Brunswick. According to CNN’s website, the Bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, would permanently lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent and limit the home interest deduction to loans up to $500,000.

Rutgers recently revamped their system for online classes, but the degree of difficulty for remote classes remains high.

More students than ever are taking online classes at Rutgers

Thousands of students at Rutgers University take online classes and in many ways, they are revolutionizing the way people think of the traditional classroom. Richard Novak, the vice president for Continuing Studies and Distance Education, said that the online class has improved at Rutgers over the past few years as newer technologies have been developed and more faculty members have been instructed on how to design their courses and teach online most effectively. A wider variety of courses are being taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level online than ever before, Novak said.  There are newly offered online degrees that students who never come to campus and may be outside of New Jersey can take.

Rutgers—Camden's new Nursing and Science building has labs that will provide students with realistic hospital, outpatient and home care settings. The cost was covered in part by a $750 million loan and grant program approved by New Jersey voters in a 2012 ballot referendum.

New $62.5 million building at Rutgers—Camden provides nursing students with new opportunities for hands-on practice

This week, Rutgers—Camden opened their Nursing and Science building to students. Worth $62.5 million, the facility includes new laboratories and classrooms as part of the merger between Rutgers—New Brunswick and the Camden School of Nursing. Barbara McAleese, the senior public relations specialist for the Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden, said students thrive off the hands-on instruction provided by the simulation and basic clinical competencies labs included in the facility. These labs provide students with realistic hospital, outpatient and home care settings to refine their skills and develop muscle memory in a variety of challenging environments, McAleese said. The labs introduce students to unusual situations and patient populations they may not readily encounter during clinical rotations. Rutgers—Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon told Rutgers—Camden NewsNow there were more than 200 guests in attendance at the building's opening.  “This building represents Rutgers’ first bold step in forging an ‘eds and meds’ corridor that moves us closer toward our vision of a city where innovation in healthcare and bioscience commands the imagination of the world," she said. According to their website, the $62.5 million project was financed, in part, by proceeds from the “Building Our Future Bond Act,” a $750 million loan and grant program approved by New Jersey voters in a 2012 ballot referendum. The Nursing and Science building connects Rutgers—Camden with Camden’s University District, according to their site. This district includes Cooper University Hospital, Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

In past years, students taking part in Scarlet Day of Service have done community outreach at nursing homes, food pantries and on the streets, cleaning up litter.

Rutgers will give back to the community this Saturday for Scarlet Day of Service

This Saturday, the Scarlet Day of Service will provide an opportunity for students to benefit themselves as well as the local community they live in. The Scarlet Day of Service is one of the largest service events of the year at the University and it is planned by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) and the Rutgers University Division of Student Affairs.

In the coming year, Rutgers Dining Services will continue to innovate by improving the Menus of Change principle, planning new special events and giving students more ways to use their meal swipes. Additionally, the value of each swipe will be increased by one dollar.

Dining Services expands meal swipe options for coming year

Rutgers Dining Services hopes to provide wide varieties of food, upgrades and events for University students this upcoming academic year. “We are adding meal swipes to Harvest at the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health on Cook campus, and the meal swipe value in our retail operations will increase to from $6 to $7 for breakfast and from $8 to $9 for lunch or dinner," Nick Emanuel said.  Emanuel, the director of Operations at Rutgers Dining Services, said the Dining Services' agenda for the fall is to implement the Menus of Change principle into all dining hall locations.

Victor Krapivin, a School of Arts and Sciences junior recently became the 22nd Rutgers student to win the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Krapivin is a physics major and plans to pursue a doctorate degree after he graduates.

Physics major becomes 22nd Rutgers student to earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

In the 10 years since the Office of Distinguished Fellowships was established, 21 recipients of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation have originated from Rutgers University. This list has now expanded to include School of Arts and Sciences junior Viktor Krapivin. According to the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation website, “By providing scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S.

Most courses are comprised of either two or three exams over the course of the semester which means there is not always a fixed “midterm week” at Rutgers. Exam periods vary by professor and department.

Rutgers does not enforce fixed timeframe for midterms

Midterms have a tendency to take a toll on the student body, but the Rutgers community is striving to minimize that stress by adjusting the midterm exam schedule.  Since Rutgers operates on a semester system, most courses are comprised of two midterms or essays and a final exam.

Courtesy of Tiana Jayanathan | RU Limbitless hosts Suture Workshops, where students can learn from professionals how to sew up patient injuries. The instructors bring in bananas for participants to practice on.

Rutgers club raises money for individuals with disabilities

RU Limbitless is a new student organization at Rutgers University that focuses on raising awareness and providing resources for disabled individuals around the world. Tiana Jayanathan said she started RU Limbitless with her high school friend during her junior year at Rutgers.  Both of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior's parents emigrated from Sri Lanka during the outbreak of its civil war in 1983 and came to the United States to complete their residencies.

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