Don’t Blame Hurricanes for Most Big Storm Surges in Northeast

February 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricanes spawn most of the largest storm surges in the northeastern U.S., right? Wrong, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scientists.

Extratropical cyclones, including nor’easters and other non-tropical storms, generate most of the large storm surges in the Northeast, according to the study in the Journal of ...

Criminal Charges for Rutgers Student Protesters From $15 Min. Wage Campaign

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police have issued charges to a dozen of the Rutgers University student activists who disrupted a public meeting in December.

The students, from the Rutgers chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops, disrupted the Dec. 12 Board of Trustees meeting as part of their campaign for a university-wide $15 minimum wage.

As the meeting started, students pushed through a rope ...

Rutgers to Host Exhibit of Sen. Frank Lautenberg Papers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s longest-serving U.S. senator, left an outsize imprint on state politics and national policy by the time he died while in office, in 2013.

His papers, now curated and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries, encompass 2,250 boxes of hats, buttons, campaign stickers, vinyl records, paper documents and other artifacts that, laid end ...

Taking Public Health to City Streets

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Cities have unique public health challenges. Large, dense populations – with many residents from groups that face marginalization and discrimination – live in areas with deteriorating infrastructures. Since environments shape behaviors, these factors heighten the occurrence of infectious and chronic diseases.

By 2030, one in three people will live ...

Live Video and Front Row Seat of Rutgers Athletics Overhaul Unveiled

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The ambitious overhaul of Rutgers University’s athletics facilities is moving full steam ahead, and now you can get a front row seat to see it unfold.

Rutgers Athletics now has a live-cam to broadcast the construction of the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center, according to a Feb. 12 announcement.

“Fans can watch via the live construction camera as ...

Paintball Attack Blocks Away From Rutgers Campus, Police Say

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A group of so-called Rutgers affiliates were attacked with paintballs several blocks away from campus on Monday evening, authorities said.

The victims were walking through the area of Bristol Street between Guilden and Delafield Streets at around 6 p.m. on Feb. 12, when they were attacked with paintballs, according to a university-wide statement from the Rutgers police ...

Rutgers Professor, Former Syrian Diplomat, Leaves University, But Reasons Unclear

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An adjunct professor and former ambassador for a Middle Eastern dictator is no longer employed at Rutgers University, a spokesperson confirmed Friday afternoon.

Mazen Adi, who taught international law at Rutgers since 2015, departed from the university, Rutgers spokesperson Neal Buccnio said on Feb. 9.

A reason has not been provided for his departure, and it is not ...

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Coming to Rutgers​ Feb. 12​

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For over a decade, women’s rights activist Tarana Burke has been using the phrase “Me Too” to bring light to sexual abuse faced by women of color.

Burke had been using the phrase years before Twitter and before the concept of hashtags, and instead the term was passed around on MySpace.

A decade later, Burke was named one of the “silence ...

Queen Latifah, Anita Hill, Tapped as Rutgers Commencement Speakers

NEWARK, NJ - Rutgers University has tapped Queen Latifah and Anita Hill to give commencement speeches to the graduating classes at two of the campuses in May of this year.

The decision was announced at the Rutgers Board of Governors Feb. 7 meeting in Newark. Both are regarded as icons of advocacy for feminist and African American social issues.

Yet the announcement still begs the question ...

GOP Political Analyst Bill Kristol Speaks at Rutgers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University/New Brunswick will host national political analyst William Kristol for a public lecture titled “Our Country, the Constitution and Conservatism.” on Monday, Feb. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, 100 George St.

Kristol will answer audience questions at the conclusion of his ...

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