Nat Sowinski

Nat is a Rutgers University Senator and a Middle Eastern Studies major.  She is a founding member of New Jersey United Students, NJ's statewide student association.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight, Rutgers University President Robert Barchi is scheduled to address the elected student leaders of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) and participate in a public question and answer session for the first time since he took office on September 1.

    His predacessor, Richard McCormick, traditionally took questions for hours following his State of the University address at a University Senate meeting each September.

  • Photo Credit: Natalie Sowinski

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—This year, many Rutgers University students are spending more on ATM fees, after the school inked a deal giving Chase Bank an exclusive monopoly on all of the campus' money machines.

    The deal eliminated on-campus ATM's operated by PNCBank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.  It also pushed out two popular university-affiliated credit unions, each with a decades-long connection to the community.

    Credit unions are similar to banks, except they are owned and democratically controlled by their members. 

  • Photo Credit: Natalie Sowinski

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A section of 7th street was closed on Monday - not by road construction or police barricades, but by students from twelve states there to protest student lending giant Sallie Mae.

    Thirty-six students were arrested outside the corporation's Washington, D.C. office—including Matt Cordeiro, the student body president of Rutgers University New Brunswick.