Rutgers University

February 20, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said he and his staff have been practically building a shrine around a fine bottle of bourbon he received as a gift. Here's the sobering truth, though: Murphy and his fellow executive branch employees are exempt by state law from taking one drop, let alone ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to award an honorary degree to award-winning journalist Lester Holt when he addresses graduates at the 254th-anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences on May 17. With a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former president and treasurer of a labor union at Rutgers University was sentenced today to serve four years in prison for stealing $176,000. Shelby Hyman, 52, of Franklin Township, has been ordered by Superior Court Judge Benjamin Bucca Jr. to pay restitution in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - At 6-foot, 6-inch tall, 230-pound Tahjay Moore was a big target in New Brunswick High School's passing game last fall. Turns out, he is also a target for Rutgers. Moore announced Tuesday night that he is headed to Rutgers University. The senior has committed to Greg ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has taken an important step to develop a Climate Action Plan that will reduce the university’s carbon footprint and its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. The President’s Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience presented a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers officials have called for a joint meeting of its boards of governors and trustees Tuesday morning to install Jonathan Holloway as the first black president in the school’s 254-year history. To many of the African American leaders in the school and across the city, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  N.J. - An educator known as a trailblazer in academia is set to be selected as Rutgers' first black president. Jonathan Holloway, 52, will be named to the university's top position, a Rutgers official told TAPinto New Brunswick on the condition of anonymity. Rutgers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Richard Policastro, a big-armed quarterback and gifted athlete who passed his way into the Rutgers record book and the university's Athletics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 72. He passed away Saturday after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week, according to a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study. The findings were published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - David Stern, a Dean's List history student and a Henry Rutgers Scholar at Rutgers who became the National Basketball Association’s longest-serving commissioner, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77. A 1963 graduate of The State University of New Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Big Ten Conference recognized a record 100 Rutgers student-athletes on the Fall 2019 Academic All-Big Ten list, the university announced Wednesday. Seven different programs were represented on the list including 33 from football, 19 from women's soccer, 15 from field ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 30 students brandished signs, chanted slogans and spoke out against racism at the state university and beyond its walls at a rally organized by the Rutgers chapter of the NAACP.  From the steps of Brower Commons, several speakers took turns calling for unity, their ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –Greg Schiano broke into pregame, rah-rah coachspeak Wednesday, almost as if he was ready right there, right then to lead his team onto the field at Ann Arbor or Columbus or Happy Valley. There will be a time when Rutgers will be able to take on Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – They rolled out the red carpet – literally – for Greg Schiano. The Rutgers coach entered the Hale Center for his re-introductory press conference through a walkway lined on both sides with about 200 Rutgers fans. Once inside, Gov. Phil Murphy was there to shake his hand ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nate Harris says more and more players from football fertile New Jersey will be staying here to play at Rutgers now that Greg Schiano has returned to coach the team. And, Harris should know. The New Brunswick High School head football coach played on three victorious bowl ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers fans who went to bed last night with the bitter taste of yet another loss are waking up to the news that Greg Schiano will be returning to the Banks of the Old Raritan. The university has announced that there will be a special meeting of the Board of Governors on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Freshly cooked turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gravy and an assortment of pies lined long rows of tables in the College Avenue Student Center multipurpose room as scores of Rutgers students from all over the world flooded in to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – With rumors swirling about whether Rutgers University’s football program will move forward with an offer to name Greg Schiano as head coach of the Scarlet Knights, a role he held from 2001-2011, Piscataway’s mayor, Brian C. Wahler voiced his frustration with the team. “As the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The union representing some 5,000 faculty members at Rutgers University has filed a formal unfair labor practice charge against the administration over a new course scheduling system that the university is implementing. David Hughes, the treasurer of  Rutgers AAUP-AFT, told ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first collegiate football game today with the glee club, the drum corps and the rare ringing of the bells at Old Queens.  In the not-so-distant background is Greg Schiano, who is reportedly interviewing for the vacant head ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sybrina Fulton, Lesley McSpadden and Wanda Johnson are just a few members of a group that no one ever wants to join. They are united in their heartbreak and outrage since their sons Trayvon Martin (Fulton), Michael Brown (McSpadden) and Oscar Grant (Johnson) were killed by ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Will Greg Schiano be the Scarlet Knights' knight in shining armor? It didn't take long after Rutgers announced the firing head football coach Chris Ash this afternoon for rumors that the former coach will be riding to the program's rescue. In fact, footballscoop.com, citing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Films about the untold story of the unlikely revival of vinyl records, a drummer's desperate efforts  to reunite with his former bandmates and the urban decay and revival of Trenton will be shown as part of Sunday's New Jersey Film Festival. The festival is presented by the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - C. Vivian Stringer walked into her new digs and cast her eyes toward the rafters. When the Rutgers women's basketball coach called the new RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center "a game-changer," her words echoed throughout the cavernous practice facility sprawled out in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first collegiate football game was played in New Brunswick and Rutgers is planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of that historic game. The Scarlet Knights' 6-4 victory on Nov. 6, 1869, will be re-enacted on Friday, Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m. Fans who arrive early for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found. The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Daily Targum, the student-run newspaper that has been covering Rutgers for 150 years, will continue publishing during the 2019-20 school year. However, Sandy Giacobbe, the paper's business manager,  said on Friday that the newspaper will publish on a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by pre-teens over the past 18 months —  a trend that has been seen across the nation. “This illustrates the need for people who encounter children regularly to be ...

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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 Rutgers-led team of engineers has concrete proof that special permeable concrete pavement can help reduce the “urban heat island effect” that causes cities to sizzle in the summer. Their study appears in the "Journal of Cleaner Production." Impermeable pavement ...

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