The goal of Access Week, organized by Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement is “to broaden awareness and amplify the equity and access programs and initiatives that exist on the New Brunswick campus,” said Tiffiny Butler, the associate vice chancellor for educational equity at DICE.
The Rutgers–Newark Debate Team, founded in 2008 and sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and the Office of the Chancellor, was chosen to host the event in part because of its track record of historic wins. Since 2014, it’s been ranked among the 20 best debate teams in the nation.
International student AnnMarie Bediako guided teens in Philadelphia and South Jersey in explorations of career possibilities.
For the first time in 48 years, all three student theater groups at Rutgers-New Brunswick are being led by artistic directors of color.
It’s no coincidence, said the trio – Cabaret Theatre’s Uchenna Agbu, College Avenue Players’ Kyle Cao and Livingston Theater Company’s Kira Harris. Their diversity reflects a growing trend toward inclusion both at Rutgers and in the arts, media and society at large, they said.
After graduation, Murillo Salazar is considering law school and is interested in pursuing immigration law, where the knowledge she has gained from the School of Criminal Justice will give her a better understanding of how the law can be used to help struggling immigrant families, she said.
Patience Williams is awarded a 2020-21 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship.