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Monday, November 03, 2003

You've gotta love the Rutgers Targum:

"Rally promotes fight (against hatred)"

A rally, speeches and performances . . . poignantly marked the end of "A Day Without Hate" Thursday night on the steps of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus.

The event is a nonprofit community service program that began in response to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1997, according to the Rutgers Hillel Web Site. Hillel created the event to fight against hatred.

The event encouraged participants to think about their words and actions and the effects they have on others. The day was especially significant for the University community because of the recent acts of violence and vandalism on campus.

Shmuel Greenbaum shared stories that displayed acts of kindness from various people around the world. He discussed Partners in Kindness and A Tradition of Kindness - two non-profit organizations he created after the death of his wife in 2001 as a result of a suicide bombing in Israel.

The Islamic Society of Rutgers was among the sponsors of the event.

And for all you gossip-mongers out there, Rutgers University President has admitted to an affairwith a former employee while president of the University of Washington. "I don't know what would have happened had I not come to Rutgers," he said.