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Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

November 17, 2017

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 November 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 ...

Rutgers unions unveil demands for new contracts as negotiations set to begin this winter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A group of Rutgers’ largest unions have unveiled their demands for the 2018 contracts, set to expire this coming summer and cover 20,000 of the university's unionized employees.

The ​union ​demands call for affordable health care, pay equity, job security, the right to organize and a more welcoming campus. The largest percentage of the school’s employees are ...

Q&A: How Governor-Elect Murphy Can Lead a Successful Transition

How New Jersey’s incoming governor handles the next several weeks can “make or break his first year in office,” according to Rutgers experts.

Fortunately, Governor-elect Phil Murphy can turn to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and its Eagleton Center on the American Governor for guidance on how to make the most of the crucial period leading up to ...

Family of RU student, suicide victim, starting ​fund for financial hardships

EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death.

Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa Selfo, age 20 of Fair Lawn, passed away on November 6. She left behind her ...

9 events going on in New Brunswick this week

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The chilly weather is here to stay and the season of giving is well underway. Find out how you can get involved in the community. Or find a place to cozy up and read a good book or watch a good movie.

Monday, November 13

Taking the jump from the dorm to off-campus living can be a challenge for students, but Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is ...

Rutgers receiving $34M art donation and $10M endowment, its largest gift ever

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University is receiving a prestigious art collection valued at nearly $34 million, its largest single donation ever, the university announced on Thursday.

The collection comprises 17,300 pieces of Soviet nonconformist art, given to the university by Nancy Dodge, the widow of economist and art collector Norton Dodge.

Rutgers will put the works on display at ...

10 ​Fun ​Facts You ​May Not Know About New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With centuries of history, the Hub City is home to all sorts of best kept secrets and quirky facts. Some of them are hiding in plain site, while others take a bit of digging to find out.

We’ve put together a list of ​what we think are the Top 10 fun facts you might not have known about ​the city  where you live or work. But don’t let us stop ...

Rutgers grapples, at town hall, with fine line between hate speech and First Amendment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amidst a rash of bias and hate speech incidents on campus in the past week, university officials and the Rutgers student government hear​d​ from students ​about potential hate groups on campus.

The town hall, hosted November 2 by the Rutgers University Student Assembly, also served as a chance for university officials to draw a line between hate speech and ...

Rutgers biologist developing revolutionary method to combat global Nutella shortage

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For most of us, Nutella is one finer points in life, and the fact that there’s a growing shortage of the global Nutella supply might came as disturbing news to some.

The growing popularity of the creamy hazelnut and cocoa spread in recent years has driven up demand for the hazelnut, far more than the world can supply.

But help is on the way, thanks to some ...

Rutgers student government to hold town hall to look at line between First Amendment and hate speech

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amidst a slew of bias and hate speech incidents in the past week, the Rutgers student government will be holding a town hall to better understand the difference between free speech and hate speech.

The town hall, hosted by the Rutgers University Student Assembly, is aimed at taking a closer look at where the line rests, as well as the implications that the First Amendment ...

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