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Former Student Pleads Guilty to Rutgers Cyber Attacks

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student has pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, according to the US Department of Justice.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled guilty to his ...

Rutgers Student Activists Demand $15 Minimum Wage

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of student activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees Dec.12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read “$15.”

The ...

Rutgers Hit by Data Breach, 1,700 Students' Academic Information Exposed

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials have confirmed the ​academic information of 1,700 Rutgers students was exposed during a “data security incident” on Nov. 8 and 9.

Social Security numbers, addresses and or financial information were not compromised, according to university spokesperson Neal Buccino.

Instead, the affected students, all in the Department ...

Rutgers President Says Bias Incidents 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 Nov. 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 ...

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