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Rutgers professor faces disciplinary actions over dozens of anti-Semitic Facebook posts

December 9, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers microbiology professor is facing a myriad of disciplinary actions, including possible suspension without pay, following allegations that he shared dozens of anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook.

Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at the food science department, can no longer teach required courses or serve at the Center for Digestive Health in the Institute ...

Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

Rutgers Student-Athletes Make System Wide Hospital Visits to RWJBarnabas Health System

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University student-athletes visited patients and staff at hospitals within the RWJBarnabas Health System last Wednesday. 

The visits were part of a community relations initiative, whereby student-athletes representing Rutgers University intercollegiate athletic teams, visiting all hospitals within the RWJ Barnabas Health System. RWJBarnabas Health is the ...

Grad students pushing for university response on Congress tax bill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers ​University ​graduate students are pushing the university president for assurance that he’d advocate for them against a potential tax-hike by Congress, which ​many argue ​could hit graduate students particularly hard.

The House of Representatives plan, which passed last week, would turn the tuition remission for graduate and teaching assistants into a ...

Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi stood by his affirmation ​of​ the First Amendment, saying those ​protections ​extend to ​the recent rash of ​anti-Semitism on campus.

At the November 16 student government town hall, Barchi​ noted the protections to incidents such as the anti-Semitic posts allegedly shared on the Facebook of a food science professor, the ...

Rutgers unions unveil demands for new contracts as negotiations set to begin this winter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A group of Rutgers’ largest unions have unveiled their demands for the 2018 contracts, set to expire this coming summer and cover 20,000 of the university's unionized employees.

The ​union ​demands call for affordable health care, pay equity, job security, the right to organize and a more welcoming campus. The largest percentage of the school’s employees are ...

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