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 - Jonathan Holloway, who has bravely blazed an uncharted trail across the highest ranks of academia, was hired Tuesday as Rutgers University's first black president. Holloway, who was approved Tuesday in a joint meeting of the university's board of governors and trustees, ...

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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, NJ - Did you know yuletide caroling began 1,000 years before Christmas existed? Or how about the fact that mistletoe was used to represent immortality long before the holiday reached Europe? And before there was eggnog, the medieval English drank wassail made from mulled ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Greg Schiano, who led Rutgers to new heights from 2001-11, returns as the head football coach “On the Banks.” Schiano’s appointment as head coach comes following the Rutgers Board of Governors’ approval today of contract terms. The Wyckoff native directed the Scarlet Knights to ...

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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, N.J. – The Rutgers Jewish Film Festival celebrates twenty years of exploring Jewish history, culture, and identity through film. Running from November 3-17, the festival will feature 19 films, including four New Jersey premieres and a closing night preview screening, and ...

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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 - Climate change is threatening the world’s food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new United Nations report co-authored by Rutgers human ecology professor Pamela McElwee. So, how would we feed everyone if the ...

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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 – Many people may call themselves Bruce Springsteen’s biggest fan, but Louis Masur has legitimate claim to that title. This fall, the Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers–New Brunswick will share his admiration for the music icon in his course, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former president and treasurer of a workers union, who was employed by Rutgers, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $75,000 from the union. Shelby Hyman, 52, of Franklin Township, pleaded guilty Friday in Superior Court to one count of second-degree misapplication of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi today told the Board of Governors the 2019-2020 academic year will be his last as university president. “It has been my privilege and pleasure to lead this community during the past seven years, and this will continue to be the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ- President Robert L. Barchi shared some of the most significant advances at Rutgers in a five-year report on the University Strategic Plan, including increased access and opportunities for students. The launch of New Jersey’s largest academic health system, increased access and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, is the first to examine e-cigarette users’ past attempts and current intentions to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Since the moment Jai Patel and his friends sought cover in a clothing store bathroom when gunfire erupted in a Jersey City Mall, all he has wanted to talk about is how to prevent something like that from ever happening again. Advocating to stop gun violence wasn’t new for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It's not every day that an 11-year-old can step out on a Big 10 college football field and set a record, but that's exactly what 11-year-old township resident Tommy Marcketta did on Saturday at the annual Rutgers Scarlet-White spring football game. Joined by 19-year-old Lamont ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found. These workouts, which combine aerobic exercising, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum capacity, followed by periods of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jerseyans largely support Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed millionaires tax, but expressed mixed views about the governor’s overall performance, according to the first poll in a partnership between the polling bodies at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and ...

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It took six long hard years, but Anthony Ashnault has finally reached his goal. The South Plainfield native was already Rutgers University's winningest and most decorated wrestler heading into the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, but after his victory on Saturday night, he can call ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Time changes are always rough, and no one likes to lose an hour of sleep.  But for about two million New Jerseyans, setting the clock ahead on March 10 will be brutal.  Why?  Because about 30 percent of Garden State adults report having problems sleeping. Among the findings ...

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