Rutgers University professor Rosanne Altshuler discusses what the sequester is, what it would do and what programs are affected.
Thursday, February 28
Editor's note: The following story is courtesy of Rutgers Today. Deep federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – are set to take effect on Friday unless Congress and the president can come to an agreement to stop them. President Obama has painted a dire picture of the economic consequences if the across the board cuts go through, while Republicans have resisted attempts at a compromise that would involve raising additional tax revenue. Professor Rosanne Altshuler, chair of the Economics Department at Rutgers, explains how the cuts came to be, what areas of the economy will be affected and what sequester means to higher education. Altshuler is former director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and served as Senior Economist to the…
Ariana DasGupta's dance company curates the Mosaic Dance Festival at the FUNKtion Dance Complex in Monmouth Junction every fall.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The word “fusion” might have been invented for Ariana DasGupta. The director of the Douglass Residential College Global Village grew up weaving colorful strands of her parents’ Northeast Indian heritage and émigré experience in Louisiana with her own thoroughly New Jersey childhood. DasGupta remembers sitting through Hindu religious festivals as a youngster, then sneaking outside the temple with her brother and sister and her Bengali friends to play football. She remembers the food on the table at home: Indian favorites, of course, but also a fair share of spaghetti and meatballs. No surprise, then, that the Rutgers graduate is performing a similar kind of alchemy in her professional life: balancing the responsibilities of academic life …