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Honoring the late Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb, the Division of Student Affairs recently hosted a screening of the movie, Hidden Figures at Rutgers Cinema on on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb was an influential scientist, trailblazer, and educator who encouraged the advancement of women and minorities into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The movie, Hidden Figures, was based on the true life story of three African-American women mathematicians who were pivotal to NASA’s launch and safe return of astronaut John Glenn in the early 1960s. Learn more…

IMG_3555The Rutgers National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) welcomed 12 new members on Friday, Dec. 9 during its Winter Induction Ceremony in the BEST Multipurpose Room on Busch Campus. A national honorary, NRHH is dedicated to recognizing individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. Created at the University of Denver during the annual National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) on April 25, 1964, NRHH focuses on two pillars of recognition and service. Learn More…

IMG_2852Jena Leonardo is a sophomore from Buena, N.J. majoring in english and planning to complete the Graduate School of Education (GSE) five-year joint bachelor’s degree/master’s degree program. A resident of Hardenbergh Hall, she currently serves on the Residence Hall Association Executive Board as the Director of Advocacy. Jena recently helped organize the Campus Safety Walk in conjunction with the Student Affairs Knights’ Watch campaign. We recently caught up with Jena to talk about the Knights’ Watch and her involvement with RHA. Learn More…

sexapalooza-mix_0_46Sexapalooza, an annual week-long sex education series, recently wrapped up its fifth year on the Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. A collaborative initiative between Residence Life and several campus partners, including Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (H.O.P.E.) and Recreation, Sexapalooza educates students on topics of sexual health and wellness, relationships, and intimacy. Learn more…

storysliderFailure is one of the most difficult topics to discuss amongst students, especially those who are typically high achieving. But that was precisely what resident assistant and Honors College student Sweta Patel decided to set out to do earlier this month  inviting successful student leaders across Rutgers-New Brunswick, to sit on a panel to discuss their failures and, more importantly, the lessons they learned and how they overcame those challenges. Learn More…


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