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Rutgers University recently booked Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison for its commencement address in May for a price of $30,000. Meanwhile, the university recently had Rolling Stone cover girl Snooki on campus for an hour-long Q&A, shelling out $32,000 for the "Jersey Shore" star.Rutgers University recently booked Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison for its... more
Rutgers to let some male, female students room together
By Leigh Remizowski, CNN
March 2, 2011 1:29 a.m. EST
Rutgers OKs co-ed dorm rooms
University wants to be more inclusive
About 55 other universities have "gender-neutral" housing, organizer says
Rutgers' impetus was gay student's suicide
(CNN) -- In the wake of the high-profile suicide of a gay Rutgers University student last fall, the New Jersey college will implement gender-neutral housing in an attempt to make the university more inclusive.
Twenty to 30 students will participate in a pilot program during the 2011-12 school year, which will allow students to choose their roommates regardless of gender. Three dormitories in New Brunswick, New Jersey, will be part of the pilot program, a Rutgers spokesman said.
Students must apply to live in the gender-neutral rooms, which will be reserved for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
"This has been under discussion for a long time," university officials said in a statement. "In the aftermath of the Clementi tragedy, members of the university's LGBTQ community told the administration that gender-neutral housing would help create an even more inclusive environment. Since then, the university has been exploring this in greater detail."
Tyler Clementi, 18, jumped from the George Washington Bridge in September after two other Rutgers students allegedly videotaped a sexual encounter between him and another man and posted the video online.
"Maybe the outcome would have been different if he had been able to choose his own roommate," said Yousef Saleh, 22, president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly. "At least now there's an option."
Rutgers junior Ryan Harrington, 21, said the student body has been pushing for gender-neutral housing for years and most students are happy with the university's decision.
"It gives people more options and it makes people feel safe in their own living environment," he said, adding that the issue is especially important for transgender students.
Rutgers' pilot program is a part of a national trend for colleges, said Jeffrey Chang, the co-founder of the National Student Genderblind Campaign, a nonprofit organization that works with college students to develop LGBT policies. Chang estimates that there are 55 universities across the United States that have implemented gender-neutral rooming initiatives.
"I think there definitely has been a really accelerated growth," said Chang, who is also a law student at Rutgers. "Just within the past year, we've seen 10 schools with gender-neutral housing."
Several schools, including Ohio University, Emory University and Columbia University will begin allowing co-ed rooming in the fall as well.
George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is another addition to the list of schools that permit gender-neutral housing. Senior Michael Komo, 22, helped lead the campaign at his school, which will allow students to choose their roommates in all but three all-girls residence halls during the 2011-12 school year.
"These issues have always been there, but they're finally getting the attention they need and deserve," said Komo, who is president of Allied in Pride, a LGBT student organization on campus.Rutgers to let some male, female students room together
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It's a question men might have feared to know the answer to since the beginning of time, but no need to panic - it's good news.
Thanks to the hard working scientists at Rutgers University, New Jersey, we now know that the waves of pleasure produced during an orgasm are so strong that the nervous system starts to shut down, making women less aware of pain.
Prof Barry Komisaruk who led the study, said: "Orgasm is a unique process which takes over the whole brain and can be felt all over the body."An orgasm affects up to 30 different parts of the female brain including those responsible for emotion, touch, joy, satisfaction and memory.
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Their evidence suggests women experience longer orgasms than men, and can have several in quick succession.
"In one experiment we asked women to self-stimulate and then raise their hands when they orgasmed. Some women raised their hands several times each session, often just a few seconds apart," he said. "So the evidence is that women tend to have longer orgasms and can experience several in rapid succession," he added. A woman’s orgasm last an average of 10-15 seconds, whilst a man’s is thought to last for just six seconds.Prof Komisaruk hopes his research will lead to treatment for the one in seven women who cannot reach sexual climax.
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Eric LeGrand, Rutgers Player, Paralyzed From Neck Down
Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed below the neck after making a tackle during a game against Army, and he will remain hospitalized for the near future.
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Coach Greg Schiano said Sunday that LeGrand was resting in the intensive care unit at Hackensack University Medical Center. He had emergency surgery overnight to stabilize the spine after making the tackle during Saturday’s game at the New Meadowlands Stadium.Eric LeGrand, Rutgers Player, Paralyzed From Neck Down
This is a memorial for Tyler Clementi, who was an 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman when he jumped from the George Washington Bridge in an apparent suicide in September 2010, days after he had been secretly filmed during an intimate encounter which was then broadcast on the Internet.
This piece includes a color photograph, a video message from Ellen DeGeneres and a music video, “The Gorecki Symphony No. 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs."
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/in-memoriam-tyler-clementi-1992-2010/This is a memorial for Tyler Clementi, who was an 18-year-old Rutgers University... more
Tyler Clementi, a gay freshman at Rutgers University, has taken his life by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge last week after two classmates secretly filmed him having sex and then broadcast it over the internet.Tyler Clementi, a gay freshman at Rutgers University, has taken his life by jumping... more
This is the first of my to be on going series about college food. I'm calling it a college without the education tour. I reap all the benefits of a college town with none of the pointless paying of professors who hand out reading lists or substituting prison like living conditions for the fact that I can put up a Chronic poster. The series centers around food, and for the first one I take a look at the Fat Bitch- a popular fattening sandwich at Rutgers University. video copyright mike fallekThis is the first of my to be on going series about college food. I'm calling it... more
An unmanned submersible operated by Rutgers University's Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory (COOL) is "flying" -- underwater -- from New Jersey to Spain. The remote-controlled undersea glider will travel more than 3,800 miles, and will collect key scientific information on the temperature and salinity of the Atlantic Ocean.
"The big advantage is, it's totally unmanned," according to Conrad Lautenbacher, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which sponsors the submersible. "It's very efficient and can be used to obtain the same kind of data we gather from ships."
In general, sea gliders are Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) that use small changes in buoyancy in conjunction with wings to convert vertical motion to horizontal, and thereby propel themselves forward with very low power consumption. While not as fast as conventional AUVs with propulsion systems, gliders using buoyancy-based propulsion represent a significant increase in range and endurance compared to vehicles propelled by electric motor-driven propellers. The sea glider has a battery-powered data collection and satellite communication system. The U.S. Navy as well as NOAA have been developing such sea gliders for several years.
During its trans-Atlantic cruise the glider will periodically rise to the surface of the ocean to transmit data up to a satellite. But most of the time the COOL glider will travel at depths between 15 feet to 300 feet below the surface. The COOL researchers will share all collected oceanographic data with the Navy and other interested agencies. The lack of a propulsion system will aid in data collection, alleviating self-noise interference.
The Navy is also looking into glider-type AUVs -- which it calls UUVs for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles -- for several missions, primarily to undertake environmental measurements in areas where surface ships or aircraft (dropping sensors) cannot easily operate. And, of course, flotillas of such unmanned gliders would be much cheaper than manned research ships and craft.
The COOL-developed submersible is yellow, less than 8 feet long, and weighs about 130 pounds. Developed by Rutgers University, the craft will also provide the university with other important information, such as how long the craft’s batteries will last and systems reliability. Larger and more capable AUV/UUVs are being developed by the Navy under the auspices of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s systems center in San Diego and the Office of Naval Research.
According to the 2000 Program Guide to the U.S. Navy, the highest priority missions for Navy UUVs, presumably including gliders, are intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; mine countermeasures (i.e., locating and mapping mines); and anti-submarine warfare. Sea gliders could be very useful in collecting environmental information for ASW operations.An unmanned submersible operated by Rutgers University's Coastal Ocean... more
Rutgers University women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer responds to radio personality Don Imus' apology for racist, sexist remarks about women on the team.Rutgers University women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer responds to radio... more