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The Stute The student newspaper of Stevens Institute of Technology since 1904. We write Stevens History! Hello everyone, welcome to the Stute's page.

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📣 Attention all graduating students! Want to share any experience you’ve had at Stevens, or reflect on your final year i...
04/28/2022

📣 Attention all graduating students! Want to share any experience you’ve had at Stevens, or reflect on your final year in college? Submit a personal testimonial to The Stute! Submissions should be 400-900 words. You can submit through the Google form (link below) or email it to [email protected]. ⁠

https://forms.gle/cmX6nET8YxZZRubx9

We're hiring! Read the full position description below.⁠This paid position is for Stevens students currently enrolled. M...
01/21/2022

We're hiring! Read the full position description below.

This paid position is for Stevens students currently enrolled. Must have at least 6 credits. Requirement: Candidate must have received a Federal Work Study on your Financial Aid Award Letter. Students must receive release to work from Financial Aid Coordinator. ⁠

Requirements:⁠
Distribute 20-25 bundles of newspapers from the lobby of Howe Center at 8:00 a.m. to various locations around campus, every Friday that the student newspaper (The Stute) is printing issues – before 1:00 p.m. all newspapers must be distributed⁠.⁠

May also need to retrieve newspapers from previous weeks and bring them to The Stute's office, recycle them, or bring them elsewhere at the direction of The Stute⁠.⁠

Pizza delivery to The Stute's office from H&S Giovanni's every Wednesday between 5-6 p.m. when the paper is printing issues⁠.⁠

Communication will be with the Business Manager and/or Editor-in-Chief of The Stute who will explain the Friday distribution locations – must be able to text/call promptly if there are any issues and communicate well.

To apply, tap the link below.⁠
https://stevens.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hoboken-NJ---Main-Campus/FWS---Stute-Delivery_RQ25308

Interested in joining The Stute? Sign up for our Winter 2022 Crash Course Recruitment program! Taking place on Tuesdays ...
01/13/2022

Interested in joining The Stute? Sign up for our Winter 2022 Crash Course Recruitment program! Taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the next several weeks, this event is designed for students of all experience levels. No prior newspaper or Stute experience is needed to sign up! Google form link: tinyurl.com/stute-course. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Matthew Cunningham writes about some public health creators who have leveraged TikTok to teach people about living with ...
12/05/2021

Matthew Cunningham writes about some public health creators who have leveraged TikTok to teach people about living with HIV.

""TikTok was the first place I had ever said ‘I am HIV positive’ out loud. I could never say it before," said Marlon Van Der Mark, who was diagnosed with HIV at 20 years old.

December 1 is World Aids Awareness Day. HIV is a virus that, if left untreated, damages the immune system and can progress to AIDS, which can be fatal. When untreated, HIV can be transmitted sexually or by sharing needles for drugs. Since 1980, the HIV/AIDS pandemic has taken the lives of more than 36 million people, according to the World Health Organization.

Nowadays, HIV is a manageable condition, but too many people are still without treatment, or don’t know their status by simply not getting tested. To increase awareness about HIV and encourage testing, public health creators are taking advantage of TikTok and other social media to reach underrepresented groups, particularly young adults and marginalized communities."

🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/take-notes-from-tiktoks-hiv-community/

Sara Deuidicibus gives us an analysis of the reported COVID-19 cases on campus this semester. "COVID cases at Stevens ha...
12/05/2021

Sara Deuidicibus gives us an analysis of the reported COVID-19 cases on campus this semester.

"COVID cases at Stevens have spiked considerably in the past few weeks. All positive cases are reported on Stevens’ COVID-19 Dashboard and in weekly updates emailed to the student body and Stevens community.

Currently, only unvaccinated students with exemptions are required to undergo weekly COVID testing, which happen on Wednesday in Gateway North’s Corcoran Room. However, students are also selected for randomized testing on Wednesdays. On-campus tests have been, and continue to be, conducted by Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC) through the Rutgers’ RUCDR SARS-CoV-2 saliva testing method. The required tests, if not covered by the individual’s health insurance, are paid for by Stevens. Students who are fully vaccinated and feel like they have virus symptoms can now get tested upon request."

🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/fall-2021-report-of-covid-19-cases-at-stevens/
📸 Caroline Montana for The Stute.

Arianna Gehan recaps this week's holiday festivities hosted by the Entertainment Committee. "On Tuesday, November 30, th...
12/04/2021

Arianna Gehan recaps this week's holiday festivities hosted by the Entertainment Committee.

"On Tuesday, November 30, the Entertainment Committee (EC) hosted the seventh Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, attracting over 1,000 students to one of the most highly attended events ever run by the EC. Even Attila the Duck was spotted walking around and taking pictures with students.

Students started lining up for food over 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. At 7 p.m., attendees checked in and flocked to the festive treats which included gingerbread men, apple cider donuts, challah bread, and hot chocolate. Just outside of Babbio Atrium, there were giveaways including mugs, tree ornaments, seasonal rubber ducks, and Christmas-themed plushies."

🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/over-1000-students-attend-entertainment-committees-festive-celebrations/
📸 Courtesy of Rafael Lee Li for The Stute.

Benjamin Knobloch reports on the formation of Stevens’ 2022-2032 Strategic Plan. "In a virtual town hall held on the aft...
12/03/2021

Benjamin Knobloch reports on the formation of Stevens’ 2022-2032 Strategic Plan.

"In a virtual town hall held on the afternoon of November 19, Stevens’ Strategic Planning Steering Committee unveiled additional details about the formation process for Stevens’ 2022-2032 Strategic Plan. The presentation offered a look at the process and timeline for the plan’s development, with a focus on the goals of each of the sub-committees which constitute the Steering Committee.

A recording of the town hall, as well as the slides used in the presentation, were made available to Stevens students on November 30 through the Strategic Plan development intranet page. The page also contains a link to a community survey for the plan open for submission until Wednesday, December 8, a timeline of the planning process, and a list of the members of the Steering Committee, which was previously announced via email by President Farvardin. The survey is aimed towards soliciting feedback from the Stevens community on what goals they deem most important for the committee to prioritize in the next 10-year plan."

🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/2022-2023-strategic-plan-approaches-final-stages-of-development/
📸 Courtesy of Ethan Che for The Stute.

Natalie Todaro gives us a closer look at the opening of the University Center Complex and when we can expect to see the ...
12/03/2021

Natalie Todaro gives us a closer look at the opening of the University Center Complex and when we can expect to see the Wittpenn Walk reopened.

"The highly anticipated opening of the University Center Complex (UCC) is coming soon, as most students plan to go on break for the holiday season and will return in late-January 2022.

According to Sara Klein, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 'the UCC will be fully operational for the Fall 2022 semester, but we expect to have portions of the facility — including communal spaces like lounges, the game room, event spaces, and the fitness center — open sooner […] We will have a better sense of timing for the opening of communal spaces in January/February of next year.'"

🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/university-center-complex-slated-to-open-spring-2022-exact-dates-still-unclear/
📸 Renderings provided by Sara Klein, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Katie Bloomer writes about the annual Out of the Darkness walk held at Stevens. “The annual Out of the Darkness Walk too...
11/05/2021
Annual Out of the Darkness walk returns to Stevens – The Stute

Katie Bloomer writes about the annual Out of the Darkness walk held at Stevens.

“The annual Out of the Darkness Walk took place on October 24, 2021, concluding National Depression and Mental Health month. The Out of the Darkness Walk was a collaboration between Stevens, the City of Hoboken, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).”

https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/annual-out-of-the-darkness-walk-returns-to-stevens/

Courtesy of @followstevens Annual Out of the Darkness walk returns to Stevens By Katie Bloomer on November 5, 2021 Tweet The annual Out of the Darkness Walk took place on October 24, 2021, concluding National Depression and Mental Health month. The Out of the Darkness Walk was a collaboration betwee...

Arianna Gehan reports on Tuesday’s general elections in Hoboken.“On November 2, Mayor Ravi Bhalla declared victory in th...
11/05/2021
Mayor Ravi Bhalla re-elected for second term – The Stute

Arianna Gehan reports on Tuesday’s general elections in Hoboken.

“On November 2, Mayor Ravi Bhalla declared victory in the Hoboken mayoral race. Bhalla, now preparing for his second term as mayor, ran unopposed. According to NJ.com, this was the first time a candidate ran unopposed in Hoboken in over 68 years. However, this is not the first time Bhalla achieved something historic. After he won the 2017 election, he made history by becoming the first Sikh mayor in the state.”

https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/mayor-ravi-bhalla-re-elected-for-second-term/

Courtesy of The Nation Mayor Ravi Bhalla re-elected for second term By Arianna Gehan on November 5, 2021 Tweet On November 2, Mayor Ravi Bhalla declared victory in the Hoboken mayoral race. Bhalla, now preparing for his second term as mayor, ran unopposed. According to NJ.com, this was the first tim...

Grace Miguel writes about several new student organizations that have emerged on campus. "While most students were off-c...
11/05/2021
New student clubs emerging on campus – The Stute

Grace Miguel writes about several new student organizations that have emerged on campus.

"While most students were off-campus during the past year due to COVID-19, two new student organizations have spurred and gained traction. These clubs are Stevens Linux Users Group (SLUG) and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), among others."

https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/new-student-clubs-emerging-on-campus/

Photo courtesy of @followstevens on Instagram. New student clubs emerging on campus By Grace Miguel on November 5, 2021 Tweet While most students were off-campus during the past year due to COVID-19, two new student organizations have spurred and gained traction.These clubs are Stevens Linux Users G...

Trevor Dameika and Daniel Yu interview some of the new senators that were recently elected to the SGA. "At the end of Se...
11/05/2021
New Senators elected in the Student Government Association – The Stute

Trevor Dameika and Daniel Yu interview some of the new senators that were recently elected to the SGA.

"At the end of September, several students became Student Government Association (SGA) Senators after elections were held to vote in new members. First-years who have joined the SGA and became Senators include: Aditya Bhangale, Nicole Certisimo, John Graham, Michelle Jacob, Benjamin (Benny) Katz, Andrew Krasinski, Olof Persson, Arminder Singh, Nicholas Smith, Alexander Stanczak."

https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/new-senators-elected-in-the-student-government-association/

Photo courtesy of @followstevens. New Senators elected in the Student Government Association By Trevor Dameika on November 5, 2021 Tweet This article was written by Trevor Dameika and Daniel Yu. At the end of September, several students became Student Government Association (SGA) Senators after elec...

Bemin Shaker recaps the first-ever "State of Cybersecurity at Stevens" event held by Information Technology. Learn more ...
11/05/2021

Bemin Shaker recaps the first-ever "State of Cybersecurity at Stevens" event held by Information Technology. Learn more about what IT has done to improve cybersecurity and what they hope to accomplish going forward. ⁠

"Just a month before the start of the Fall 2019 semester, Stevens was the victim of a major cyberattack that shut down its wireless network and impacted major services for weeks. Ever since, the Stevens Division of Information Technology (IT) has been working to strengthen its digital infrastructure with a new “Protect Stevens” program under the leadership of Tej Patel, Chief Information Officer, and Jeremy Livingston, Chief Information Security Officer."⁠

🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/stevens-switches-to-okta-looks-to-harness-ai-to-strengthen-cybersecurity/
📸 Courtesy of Caroline Montana for The Stute.

10/23/2021

Our seventh issue of the semester is out! 📰✏️ Read it in print or on our website: thestute.com. See our special features highlighting the Open Mic event hosted by AEC and Fall Fest hosted by the Entertainment Committee.

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We're hiring! Read the full position description below. ⁠ This paid position is for Stevens students currently enrolled. Must have at least 6 credits. Requirement: Candidate must have received a Federal Work Study on your Financial Aid Award Letter. Students must receive release to work from Financial Aid Coordinator. ⁠ ⁠ Requirements:⁠ Distribute 20-25 bundles of newspapers from the lobby of Howe Center at 8:00 a.m. to various locations around campus, every Friday that the student newspaper (The Stute) is printing issues – before 1:00 p.m. all newspapers must be distributed⁠.⁠ ⁠ May also need to retrieve newspapers from previous weeks and bring them to The Stute's office, recycle them, or bring them elsewhere at the direction of The Stute⁠.⁠ ⁠ Pizza delivery to The Stute's office from H&S Giovanni's every Wednesday between 5-6 p.m. when the paper is printing issues⁠.⁠ ⁠ Communication will be with the Business Manager and/or Editor-in-Chief of The Stute who will explain the Friday distribution locations – must be able to text/call promptly if there are any issues and communicate well. To apply, tap the link below.⁠ https://stevens.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hoboken-NJ---Main-Campus/FWS---Stute-Delivery_RQ25308
Interested in joining The Stute? Sign up for our Winter 2022 Crash Course Recruitment program! Taking place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the next several weeks, this event is designed for students of all experience levels. No prior newspaper or Stute experience is needed to sign up! Google form link: tinyurl.com/stute-course. Email [email protected] with any questions.
Matthew Cunningham writes about some public health creators who have leveraged TikTok to teach people about living with HIV. ""TikTok was the first place I had ever said ‘I am HIV positive’ out loud. I could never say it before," said Marlon Van Der Mark, who was diagnosed with HIV at 20 years old. December 1 is World Aids Awareness Day. HIV is a virus that, if left untreated, damages the immune system and can progress to AIDS, which can be fatal. When untreated, HIV can be transmitted sexually or by sharing needles for drugs. Since 1980, the HIV/AIDS pandemic has taken the lives of more than 36 million people, according to the World Health Organization. Nowadays, HIV is a manageable condition, but too many people are still without treatment, or don’t know their status by simply not getting tested. To increase awareness about HIV and encourage testing, public health creators are taking advantage of TikTok and other social media to reach underrepresented groups, particularly young adults and marginalized communities." 🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/take-notes-from-tiktoks-hiv-community/
Sara Deuidicibus gives us an analysis of the reported COVID-19 cases on campus this semester. "COVID cases at Stevens have spiked considerably in the past few weeks. All positive cases are reported on Stevens’ COVID-19 Dashboard and in weekly updates emailed to the student body and Stevens community. Currently, only unvaccinated students with exemptions are required to undergo weekly COVID testing, which happen on Wednesday in Gateway North’s Corcoran Room. However, students are also selected for randomized testing on Wednesdays. On-campus tests have been, and continue to be, conducted by Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC) through the Rutgers’ RUCDR SARS-CoV-2 saliva testing method. The required tests, if not covered by the individual’s health insurance, are paid for by Stevens. Students who are fully vaccinated and feel like they have virus symptoms can now get tested upon request." 🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/fall-2021-report-of-covid-19-cases-at-stevens/ 📸 Caroline Montana for The Stute.
Arianna Gehan recaps this week's holiday festivities hosted by the Entertainment Committee. "On Tuesday, November 30, the Entertainment Committee (EC) hosted the seventh Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, attracting over 1,000 students to one of the most highly attended events ever run by the EC. Even Attila the Duck was spotted walking around and taking pictures with students. Students started lining up for food over 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. At 7 p.m., attendees checked in and flocked to the festive treats which included gingerbread men, apple cider donuts, challah bread, and hot chocolate. Just outside of Babbio Atrium, there were giveaways including mugs, tree ornaments, seasonal rubber ducks, and Christmas-themed plushies." 🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/over-1000-students-attend-entertainment-committees-festive-celebrations/ 📸 Courtesy of Rafael Lee Li for The Stute.
Benjamin Knobloch reports on the formation of Stevens’ 2022-2032 Strategic Plan. "In a virtual town hall held on the afternoon of November 19, Stevens’ Strategic Planning Steering Committee unveiled additional details about the formation process for Stevens’ 2022-2032 Strategic Plan. The presentation offered a look at the process and timeline for the plan’s development, with a focus on the goals of each of the sub-committees which constitute the Steering Committee. A recording of the town hall, as well as the slides used in the presentation, were made available to Stevens students on November 30 through the Strategic Plan development intranet page. The page also contains a link to a community survey for the plan open for submission until Wednesday, December 8, a timeline of the planning process, and a list of the members of the Steering Committee, which was previously announced via email by President Farvardin. The survey is aimed towards soliciting feedback from the Stevens community on what goals they deem most important for the committee to prioritize in the next 10-year plan." 🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/2022-2023-strategic-plan-approaches-final-stages-of-development/ 📸 Courtesy of Ethan Che for The Stute.
Natalie Todaro gives us a closer look at the opening of the University Center Complex and when we can expect to see the Wittpenn Walk reopened. "The highly anticipated opening of the University Center Complex (UCC) is coming soon, as most students plan to go on break for the holiday season and will return in late-January 2022. According to Sara Klein, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 'the UCC will be fully operational for the Fall 2022 semester, but we expect to have portions of the facility — including communal spaces like lounges, the game room, event spaces, and the fitness center — open sooner […] We will have a better sense of timing for the opening of communal spaces in January/February of next year.'" 🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/12/03/university-center-complex-slated-to-open-spring-2022-exact-dates-still-unclear/ 📸 Renderings provided by Sara Klein, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Katie Bloomer writes about the annual Out of the Darkness walk held at Stevens. “The annual Out of the Darkness Walk took place on October 24, 2021, concluding National Depression and Mental Health month. The Out of the Darkness Walk was a collaboration between Stevens, the City of Hoboken, and the American Foundation for Su***de Prevention (AFSP).” https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/annual-out-of-the-darkness-walk-returns-to-stevens/
Arianna Gehan reports on Tuesday’s general elections in Hoboken. “On November 2, Mayor Ravi Bhalla declared victory in the Hoboken mayoral race. Bhalla, now preparing for his second term as mayor, ran unopposed. According to NJ.com, this was the first time a candidate ran unopposed in Hoboken in over 68 years. However, this is not the first time Bhalla achieved something historic. After he won the 2017 election, he made history by becoming the first Sikh mayor in the state.” https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/mayor-ravi-bhalla-re-elected-for-second-term/
Grace Miguel writes about several new student organizations that have emerged on campus. "While most students were off-campus during the past year due to COVID-19, two new student organizations have spurred and gained traction. These clubs are Stevens Linux Users Group (SLUG) and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), among others." https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/new-student-clubs-emerging-on-campus/
Trevor Dameika and Daniel Yu interview some of the new senators that were recently elected to the SGA. "At the end of September, several students became Student Government Association (SGA) Senators after elections were held to vote in new members. First-years who have joined the SGA and became Senators include: Aditya Bhangale, Nicole Certisimo, John Graham, Michelle Jacob, Benjamin (Benny) Katz, Andrew Krasinski, Olof Persson, Arminder Singh, Nicholas Smith, Alexander Stanczak." https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/new-senators-elected-in-the-student-government-association/
Bemin Shaker recaps the first-ever "State of Cybersecurity at Stevens" event held by Information Technology. Learn more about what IT has done to improve cybersecurity and what they hope to accomplish going forward. ⁠ ⁠ "Just a month before the start of the Fall 2019 semester, Stevens was the victim of a major cyberattack that shut down its wireless network and impacted major services for weeks. Ever since, the Stevens Division of Information Technology (IT) has been working to strengthen its digital infrastructure with a new “Protect Stevens” program under the leadership of Tej Patel, Chief Information Officer, and Jeremy Livingston, Chief Information Security Officer."⁠ 🔗 https://thestute.com/2021/11/05/stevens-switches-to-okta-looks-to-harness-ai-to-strengthen-cybersecurity/ 📸 Courtesy of Caroline Montana for The Stute.