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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TRENTON - We all love our government workers, who deserve to be comfortable in retirement. It's just this nagging problem of the state having the worst finances of any in the nation. And it is why we actually agree (gulp) with Gov. Chris Christie in his effort to limit the six-figure payouts to retirees for unused sick and vacation time.

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Mental Health Town Hall at RU Bridges a Gap

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers student government held its first annual “ Mental Health Town Hall” in an effort to bridge the gap between students and the health and wellness services available to them.

The Sept. 21 panel featured five members of the Rutgers mental health community; an organizer from the student-volunteer crisis hotline and two staff from the on-campus counseling ...

Rutgers Football hit with NCAA sanctions, escapes harsher penalties

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Rutgers football team prepares for its game today against the University of Nebraska, the talk among the faithful is a two-year probation period for the struggling program.

The NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions panel ruled the university failed to monitor its football program, the NCAA announced Friday afternoon.

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What's New at Rutgers This Year? For Starters, College Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — If you've recently walked College Avenue, you know just how different it looks.

But Rutgers University's upgrades didn't end there. In fact, from a renovated football practice complex to revamped food options, quite a bit has changed on the banks since the spring semester finished.

“This past year has been especially rewarding because we've ...

Get Ready for Sunday's Annual Rubber Duck Race

September 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 2017 Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race is coming to town this Sunday, Sept. 24, noon to 6 p.m. at Boyd Park, on the riverside of Route 18 and Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick.

Admission is free and parking is available at the Rutgers University Public Safety Parking Deck.

Now in its 38th year, the festival first came to light in 1980, in celebration ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

September 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...


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