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Professor Fired For Freedom of Speech: Steven Salaita Discusses Academic Freedom at Rutgers University-Newark

By: Nancy Elias Professor Steven Salaita, invited by Students for Justice in Palestine, visited Rutgers University-Newark on Tuesday, November 17, the first stop of his four day tour, to discuss his case against the University of Illinois. Salaita, a tenured … Continue reading

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Vets are Honored and Called to Civilian Service at Veteran’s Day Commemoration

By Erin Jerome The New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal is the highest military award for veterans in the state, with returning service members eligible after returning from active duty in a combat zone during wartime.  Two Rutgers University-Newark students were … Continue reading

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Women’s Soccer Team Makes History

By Steven Abalo The Rutgers Newark women’s soccer team finished the season on a historical runner up position in the ECAC tournament. Despite the loss against Stevens in the final the team has marked a new chapter in the program. … Continue reading

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Men’s Soccer Team Fall in Second Round of NCAA Tournament

By Steven Abalo The Men’s Soccer team headed to Babson College for the first two NCAA national championship rounds this past weekend. With hopes really high the Raiders had one goal in mind which was to play there hardest and … Continue reading

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How Underemployed are College Graduates Today?

By Everet Rummel Here’s more good news for college graduates: getting a degree is still worth it. The economy is improving and even at the height of the recession those with a bachelor’s earned a substantial amount more and were … Continue reading

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Ferguson, 100 Days Later

By Dina Sayedahmed It’s been one hundred days and then some since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed young adult from Ferguson, Missouri.  On August 9th, at 12:01PM, the 18-year old resident of Ferguson, Missouri, was shot dead … Continue reading

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China’s Currency: The Floating Yuan

By: Jeannie Mark For years, China has faced pressures from other countries such as the United States to allow their pegged currency to float thus allowing the Yuan to appreciate in value. Right now, China maintains a “dirty float” currency … Continue reading

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