From Immigration Battle to Outer Space, Rutgers Student Makes Long Journey

Becoming an astronaut is challenging for anyone, but for School of Engineering senior Marissa Navarro, that dream was complicated by an eight-year fight to stay in the United States. Find out how she got the attention of NASA’s Mars 2020 deputy surface phase lead, Diana Trujillo, and how she is one step closer to reaching her goal of becoming an astronaut someday.

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New Course on U.S.-Mexican Border Encourages Critical Thinking on Divisive Issues

What shifted over the past 30 years that changed perceptions of the U.S.-Mexican border? Are current policies working? Will barring illegal immigration decrease crime and unemployment? These are some of the issues that Camilla Townsend, a distinguished professor of history at Rutgers-New Brunswick, will discuss in a new fall course, Wars, Wayfarers, and the Wall: A History of the U.S.-Mexican Border.

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