Rutgers University

Empire State Building to Shine Scarlet on Thursday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Rutgers University was founded Nov. 10, 1766, perhaps it was never envisioned that a 102-story building in Manhattan would shine a bright red in 2016, to mark the 250-year anniversary of the tiny college on a hill in New Brunswick.

But that is what you will see when the sun goes down Thursday night, following a day of festivities on the university campuses in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, marking a milestone birthday for the eighth-oldest university in the nation. Thursday marks the 250th anniversary of Rutgers' founding as Queens College.

University officials received confirmation earlier today about the big plans at the Empire State Building and were eager to share with the media, hoping that many alumni will look toward the midtown skies when the sun sets.

There are many other plans, as well, such as 25,000 cupcakes, lectures from 80 distinguished alumni, fireworks, and the ringing of church bells throughout New Brunswick and Piscataway.


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