RU Week in Review: New App Lets You Track Classes for Registration

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STUDENTS CREATE BROWSER EXTENSION TO TRACK CLASS REGISTRATION STATUS
Aaron Rosencheck and Mike Melchione have developed a Google Chrome extension, dubbed the “Rutgers Course Watcher,” that tracks the status of courses as they fill up or become available, reports The Daily Targum. The information about a particular class is updated every 60 seconds and sent via email alerts to students’ inboxes as soon a change in registration status is detected. You can find the “Rutgers Course Watcher” extension here.

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RU Week in Review: No More Meal Combos

Spotted at the Douglass Campus Center. (Photo Credit: Nichelle Perera)

Spotted at the Douglass Campus Center. (Photo Credit: Nichelle Perera)

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NO MORE $7.50 MEAL PLAN COMBOS
Nichelle Perera of RU Screw’d spotted this notice (pictured above) at the Douglass Campus Center on Friday. The notice reads:

We have just received a change to the Meal Plan Policy from Rutgers Dining:
There will be NO more meal combos worth $7.50. Every item will be purchased by itself.
We are sorry for any inconvevience this might have caused.

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Join Us When the Polls Close for Real-Time Election Mapping


These results are preliminary as precincts report. The colors on the map indicate which party is leading by district: RED for Republicans and BLUE for Democrats. (* Indicates an incumbent.)
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RU Week in Review: Sexual Assault, Simple Assault, and Caitlyn Kovac’s Death

Caitlyn Kovacs (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Caitlyn Kovacs (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Welcome to the RU Week in Review, a weekly roundup of Rutgers-related news and information.  Click here to sign up for our newsletter and have the RU Week in Review delivered directly to your inbox each week.

We’re trying out a new format this week. Instead of just giving you a big wall of text to sift through, we decided to go with bolded headlines above each story to make it easier to find the stuff you actually give a shit about! Aren’t we the best? (Hint: Yes, we are.) Let us know if you like it!

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Rape Awareness Campaign Wants Students To ‘Consent The D’

"Consent the D" t-shirt design. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

“Consent the D” t-shirt design. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

“Consent the D” is a non-profit, pro-consent movement a DePaul University student started to raise awareness about sexual violence — something there’s no short supply of anywhere, but particularly on college campuses. Through Nov. 8, the movement hopes to sell a thousand, $15 canvas jersey tees that sport its name (a riff off basketball shirts that… [Read more…]

Op-Ed: Preparing for the Next Hurricane Sandy Requires Facing Hard Facts

Sea Bright: Extent of inundation, high tide plus sea-level rise plus 1-percent storm, 2050. (Credit: New Jersey Future)

Sea Bright: Extent of inundation, high tide plus sea-level rise plus 1-percent storm, 2050. (Credit: New Jersey Future)

David Kutner (left) and Chris Sturm of New Jersey Future. Two years after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, many of New Jersey’s coastal communities continue to struggle with recovery and rebuilding efforts. The highest community priority is to get people back into their homes, re-establish business operations and return to life as close to normal…

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RU Week in Review: Body of Rutgers Student Found in Hudson River

Photo Credit: Facebook

Paul J. Kim’s body was recovered from the Hudson River on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Facebook)

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The body of 20-year-old Rutgers student Paul J. Kim was recovered from the Hudson River on Tuesday after a passerby found Kim’s abandonded bicycle on the walkway of the George Washington Bridge. Police have yet to release details about the cause of Kim’s death but, according to NJ.com, a source said his death appears to have been a suicide. Memorial services for Paul were held on Friday and Saturday, and an online fundraising campaign has already raised more than $11,000 to support his family. Any students seeking grief counseling are urged to contact Rutgers Counseling, ADAP, and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling (848) 932-7884 or heading over to 17 Senior Street in New Brunsiwck.

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RU Week in Review: Cocaine is a hell of a drug…

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Stacks of cocaine. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Welcome to the RU Week in Review, a weekly roundup of Rutgers-related news and information. Click here to sign up for our newsletter and have the RU Week in Review delivered directly to your inbox each week.

We have to start with Mike Mahony. The tale of Mike Mahony is a perfect example of an “only in New Brunswick” story, as New Brunswick Today points out. Mahony was the longtime Chief Housing Inspector for New Brunswick who was suspended without pay after he got busted using his city-issued vehicle to allegedly transport up to 11 ounces of cocaine back in December.

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NJ Big Data Alliance Hopes to Be a Catalyst for Economic Activity, Job Creation

Photo Credit: Esther Surden, NJ Tech Weekly

Photo Credit: Esther Surden, NJ Tech Weekly

On August 15, Governor Chris Christie signed Bill A2218/S582, which formally designated the New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) as the state’s advanced cyber infrastructure consortium. According to Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, associate vice president for economic development at Rutgers University, the consortium is “unprecedented,” bringing together eight of the state’s higher education… [Read more…]

Decision-making starts (and ends) from within, advises philosophy prof

Photo Credit: www.ruthchang.net

Photo Credit: www.ruthchang.net

Often the most stressful part of making a decision is the possibility of making the wrong choice. We spend hours pondering the “what ifs” and soliciting advice from confidants. Ruth Chang, professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, said we devote too much energy searching for the answer out in the world, when really it must come… [Read more…]