Rutgers University’s RAT (Rapidly Adaptive Targeting) program allows students to take tests that will be used to select which colleges and universities receive federal grants, but they won’t be able to take them if they have to spend time in prison.
“RATs” are an acronym for Rapidly Adaptable Targeting Technology and are used by universities to quickly identify potential students who may be eligible for federal grants.
The program has been criticized by civil liberties advocates, academics, and lawmakers, with some claiming that it gives universities too much power over students.
But the program has also attracted controversy in recent months, with the program’s director, David Karp, facing several lawsuits in recent years.
The program allows Rutgers students to get a test that will not only be used by the university to evaluate the student’s suitability for federal aid, but also could potentially be used against them in a lawsuit, according to a report in The New York Times.
A former RAT student said she was told that if she didn’t take the test, the university would file a lawsuit against her.
She said she told the university, “I’m not doing this because I’m a student.”
The student said her father, who was a RAT volunteer, tried to help her but was told, “This is a student-driven program.
If you don’t take this, you’ll be in the same position as me.”
The student said that her father told her to leave the program.
The university declined to comment on the specifics of the lawsuit, but a spokesperson said that the university was “confident that this program complies with all applicable federal and state law, and is compliant with the requirements of the federal Fair Housing Act.”
The Times also reports that Karp has been accused of having sexual relationships with multiple female students, and that he was convicted of sexually assaulting a student.
Karp resigned from the university in May, but was reinstated on a probationary basis after pleading guilty to a felony charge.
The former ROTT director, who is currently serving time in a federal prison, was charged with sexually assaulting another woman in February, and a criminal complaint against him was unsealed on March 5.
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