Compromise Between State & School Yields Smaller Board of Trustees at Rutgers

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With consent from Rutgers’ two university-wide governing boards, members of the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly voted yesterday to shrink the university’s board of trustees, presumably ending a multiyear power struggle between the state and the school. After several attempts by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and others to impose changes on Rutgers’ governing structure… [Read more…]

Rutgers poll: Garner grand jury was wrong but Brown’s may have been right

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A majority of the New Jersey residents surveyed in a Rutgers-Eagleton poll say the grand jury in the Eric Garner case out of Staten Island should have indicted police officer Daniel Pantaleo. However, views about the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo. are divided, with no majority opinion but more respondents supported the grand jury than… [Read more…]

Colleges would be penalized for mishandling allegations of sexual assaults under Assembly bill


New Jersey colleges and universities that fail to properly respond to reports of sexual assault could be fined up to $50,000 under a bill passed Monday by the State Assembly. The bill (A2118) grants the attorney general the power to impose a fine if it’s determined that a school mishandled a complaint made… [Read more…]

Rutgers Board of Governors supports reducing number of trustees

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The Rutgers Board of Governors on Tuesday gave its formal support to a landmark reduction in the number of people who serve on the university’s Board of Trustees. The governors passed a resolution endorsing legislative changes, coupled with bylaw changes approved by the Board of Trustees, that will cut the trustees size from 59…

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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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