NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On October 17, Rutgers Students and AAUP-AFT members gathered on the steps of the Brower Commons to launch a campaign for Rutgers to end its affiliation with controversial student loan provider Sallie Mae.

Sallie Mae, originally the Student Loan Marketing Association, was created in 1972 as a federal government enterprise, but started to privatize their operations in 1997.  In 2004, Congress terminated their charter, and since then the private corporation has made made huge profits off of college students each year.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Fire and EMS workers responded to fire alarms at 99 Bayard around noon on Thursday.  Emergency vehicles closed Bayard Street between Joyce Kilmer Ave and Kirkpatrick St to extinguish the fire.

The fire forced residents and employees in the building to evacuate.

Witnesses said that a resident had called for help when he saw thick smoke coming from behind a door on the first floor of 99 Bayard st.

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