On Sunday, November 6th, generations of Rutgers Ultimate alumni returned to play in the annual alumni-student game—and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team’s first game. As usual, the alumni won. For many, though, the game itself was less important than what it represented.
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Students at Rutgers University—New Brunswick participate in all kinds of activism—they attend rallies and protests, run for positions in Rutgers University Student Assembly, and start political organizations to make their voices heard on-campus. For the rest of January, the Cultural Center Collaborative in the Division of Student Affairs will be providing a program on social justice and activism that students can tap into: its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Series.
An outside observer visiting the Rutgers Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) might be forgiven for thinking that the varied backgrounds of its professional staff. However, those familiar with other Cultural Centers know that that is not the case.
For students entering undergraduate life, discussions about interpersonal and sexual violence are among the most difficult, yet necessary, conversations. Many students have either never discussed these topics at length or might have learned all they know about it through sources that fail to capture the modern reality of these topics. Enter: SCREAM theater.
In honor of Tuesday's National First-Generation College Celebration, we asked students to share their stories about what it means to be the first in their families to go to college. Here is what they had to say.
Salvador Mena is among 90-some leaders and educators selected by the Aspen Institute to help develop a leadership development index.
On Thursday, October 27th, the Center for Latino Arts and Culture celebrated thirty years of supporting the Rutgers Latinx community with a gala. Read more about that event and their center's successes on Rutgers Today.
Once a celebration largely unknown outside of Mexico, Día de los Muertos has gone mainstream in the United States. Today, the holiday’s symbols – especially ornate sugar skull designs – adorn everything from U.S. postage stamps to classic Vans sneakers. Even Ken and Barbie can be seen sporting traditional calaca (skeleton) costumes and Target sells merchandise for the day.
While sororities and fraternities are often caricatured in popular media as organizations without any merit, that is far from the reality at Rutgers. In fact, Rutgers' College Panhellenic Council was recently recognized for its work in marketing, recruitment, programming, and leadership.