Higher Ed

September 12, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Camden High School senior forward Lance Ware, a consensus Top 50 player in the 2020 class, has committed to play for Kentucky. Listed at No. 42 in ESPN’s 2020 Top 100 rankings, the Panthers' star big man revealed the choice Thursday, over additional offers from Ohio State, Michigan, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He gets shoved into a wall by WWE star Becky Lynch, sits in on an office meeting wearing a mouthguard and is spotted toiling away at his work cubicle. The Scarlet Knight and his cartoonishly large head are about to become the most recognizable thing to come out of Rutgers ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two South Jersey universities with ties to Camden will receive a combined $2,626,453 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation for STEM research. The funding to Rowan University and Rutgers University–Camden, announced ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An innovative curriculum in Spanish for medical professionals at Rutgers University–Camden is helping to bridge the gap in hospital settings for South Jersey residents that speak limited English. Among the courses offered is "Community Interpreter, Medical Edition," which has ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rutgers University–Camden has once again landed as one of the best "bangs for the buck" in the Northeast. The university was named 24th for the region in "Washington Monthly" magazine's “Best Bang for the Buck” category, which recognizes institutions that help non-wealthy students ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An effort of Rutgers University–Camden to launch a Higher Education Center for Ethics, Equity, and Transparency (HECEET) in Paraguay has received a significant boost. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $3 million grant to the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Students who are hoping to attend Camden County College tuition-free this fall still have close to a month to complete applications. The deadline is Sept. 15 for students enrolled in any of the 19 county colleges approved to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University collected $250.9 million in donations during the 2018-19 fiscal year, passing its previous record by about $25 million. The money collected from the 48,500 or so donors will be used to support an array of efforts to improve people’s lives, including the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A letter condemning the deaths of 31 people in two mass shootings this past weekend and affirming Rutgers' commitment to end gun violence was signed by two high-ranking school officials. In a letter addressed to Rutgers colleagues, Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Board of Governors of Rutgers approved a $4.6 billion budget for the upcoming academic year that will include a 2.9% tuition and fee increase for undergraduates. University officials seemed to point to employee raises as a factor for the tuition increase. It was noted ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Athletic fans of the Ruston Bearcats in northern Louisiana are furious after the high school has been pressured by Rutgers University to drop its logo. The university has sent letters to the school officials threatening to take legal action if they didn't cease and desist ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Rutgers University–Camden nursing scholar has been selected for one of the nation's highest honors in nursing scholarship. Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A school-record 87 Rutgers student-athletes have been recognized by the Big Ten Conference as 2018-19 Distinguished Scholars. Field hockey's Nicole Profita, women's soccer's Adora Moneme, men's soccer's Brian Shushkovsky, swimming's Francesca Stoppa and track and field's ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A new program at Rutgers University–Camden will prepare military veterans for civilian careers as nurses who will care specifically for other veterans. Known as Veteran Nurses in Primary Care, the program is funded by a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has made "tremendous progress" in building faculty excellence, improving student experience, raising the school's profile and other areas President Robert L. Barchi said Wednesday as he delivered a five-year report on the University Strategic Plan to the Board of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Many college students dream about studying abroad, or the chance to pursue further degree work upon graduation. A recent undergraduate degree recipient from Rutgers University–Camden will see both happen at once, with the help of a prestigious award. Sarah Filippi-Field, who was ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rutgers University-Camden graduates from numerous disciplines received their diplomas, and a message to be the stewards of social justice, during commencement exercises last week. A total of 1,654 undergraduate and graduate students walked the stage at five ceremonies on Wednesday, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Daily Targum, plunged into financial crisis after its funding was recently cut, has turned to crowdfunding in hopes of keeping the 150-year-old paper alive. The student-run independent newspaper launched a GoFundMe campaign today with the goal of raising $100,000. By 2 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Girls are more often bullied than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to research led by a Rutgers University‒Camden nursing scholar. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A banner reading "Fair Contract Now" could be found draped over a side wall in the Campus Center at the Rutgers regional campus Wednesday afternoon. That set the scene for a "grade-in" by part-time lecturers and others in soldarity, hoping to draw attention to a push for higher ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Aniyah Smith didn’t have to wait long to know if a year’s work had her prepared. In fact, one click of her mouse gave the immediate confirmation that she was right where she belonged. On Tuesday, Smith, a Camden resident, saw as she finished the final question and passed the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A first-of-its-kind facility for New Jersey located in the city’s "Eds and Meds" corridor is another step closer to opening its doors. On Monday, the principal tour of the Joint Health Sciences Center, expected to be completed this fall, revealed the inner framework of the $70 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Phil Murphy told a room of gun violence activists on Tuesday that the data culled in a new Rutgers research initiative will someday help shape public policies. Murphy made the remarks on Douglass Campus at "Preventing Gun Violence in New Jersey: A Call to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Neal Katyal, the former Acting U.S. Solicitor General, headlines the notable speakers set to deliver keynote addresses during commencement ceremonies for the graduating Class of 2019 at Rutgers University–Camden. About 1,300 students will receive their bachelor’s, master’s, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The Cooper Grant Neighborhood Association, along with Rutgers University—Camden, will be holding a neighborhood-wide yard sale on one of the university’s busiest weekends. From 8 a.m. to noon on April 27, community members, Rutgers—Camden students and campus visitors can peruse items ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Jinglin Fu, an associate chemistry professor at Rutgers University—Camden, has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Army for research into biotechnology that could enhance soldier protection and performance. Fu received the U.S. Army Research Office's Early-Career Award for ...

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CAMDEN—Rutgers University–Camden students and volunteers are planning a unique show of support for the planet on April 24, two days after Earth Day is recognized nationally. The group will demonstrate how to make “earth balls,” a mixture of mud and/or clay with the seeds of indigenous plants, as ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on Rutgers University for Rutgers Day, the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents This year, more than 600 free programs featuring hands-on demonstrations, interactive activities and student ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The chairman of Cooper University Health Care's Department of Emergency Medicine and professor at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University has recently been recognized for his lifetime dedication to teaching and providing care. Michael E. Chansky, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, was recently ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The CEO of Merck & Co. and a former acting U.S. Solicitor General will both receive honorary degrees and deliver remarks at the Rutgers Law School of Camden commencement ceremony. Kenneth C. Frazier, chief executive officer and board chair of Merck & Co., and Neal Katyal, ...

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