NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Henry Guest House has been opened eighteen times as a Code Blue warming site from December through January this winter, according to the Public Information Officer for the City of New Brunswick, Jennifer Bradshaw.

The Guest House has hosted about 150 guests over the course of this winter, according to Bradshaw.

“During the December 26, 2017-January 17, 2018 window, we averaged 35-40 guests for the first few nights, which grew to an average of 50-55 people,” she told New Brunswick Today.

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers Gardens will soon be opening a new, year-round farmers market under a state-of-the-art, green roof structure.

The 101-year-old, 130-acre property is home to botanical gardens and farms, and has hosted a farm market since 2008, according to Director Bruce Crawford.

"The building of the structure has been in the works for a couple years," said Crawford. "Rutgers Gardens received an anonymous donation of $150,000 three years ago, which they had to match in their own fundraising." 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In September 2017, the Rutgers chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity allegedly spiked alcoholic beverages with Xanax during a mixer with the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.

Sorority members recalled that the "jungle juice," a mix of grain alcohol and other beverages, tasted “chalky” and reported feeling unwell soon after drinking at the fraternity's house.

Some of the women reported vomiting despite drinking small amounts of the juice at the Hardenbergh Street home, while others say they blacked out.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—Two years ago, a $1.95 million grant from the federal Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) helped to establish a new minor in "critical intelligence studies" at Rutgers University.

The minor offers students a chance to study subjects including privacy and civil liberties, cyber security, intelligence, and foreign and domestic terrorism.

Now in its second year of instruction, between 30 and 40 students have declared their intent to complete the 18-credit program.

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