Rutgers University

May 21, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The parent of a Rutgers student has filed a class-action lawsuit against the university seeking repayment for tuition and other costs Rutgers is withholding in violation of state law, the suit alleges. The parent, who is represented by the Seattle-based firm of Hagens Berman ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Considering their commencement ceremonies will be held  via teleconferencing technology in the name of social distancing, it should be no surprise to the members of Rutgers’ Class of 2020 that NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt plans to center his upcoming commencement speech ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Salvador Mena struggled with an undiagnosed learning disability during his childhood in the South Bronx. For most of his school years he was far from a model student. The challenges he faced growing up on welfare in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood, living with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers School of Public Health has launched its newly revised Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree in Leadership, Practice and Research, which is accepting students for the fall 2020 semester.  The doctoral degree prepares mid- to senior-career public health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Hundreds of Rutgers’ Biomedical and Health Science faculty have joined the front line in the battle against COVID-19. They are working in the state’s Health Department, tending to ICU patients in hospitals, helping to develop enhanced COVID-19 testing and making personal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A caravan of about 70 cars streamed past Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s home on the Busch Campus on Saturday afternoon in a processional protest organized by university union leaders. Cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes descended on Barchi’s 90-year-old hilltop home in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi today announced sweeping cost-cutting measures to help the university address the immediate fiscal challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and called for a budget for the coming fiscal year with no increase in tuition and fees. Barchi ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Union leaders representing thousands of Rutgers faculty and staff are organizing a car caravan protest that will converge on university President Robert Barchi’s home in Piscataway. Saturday’s protest is being called to draw attention to the fact that many of Rutgers’ health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Ruth B. Mandel, who escaped the Holocaust with her family and devoted her life to promoting democracy and civic engagement including through 24 years as director of Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, died Saturday. Her death at age 81 was caused by ovarian ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Robert Barchi said the COVID-19 pandemic will cost the university about $200 million in lost revenue this quarter. Barchi, who addressed the Board of Governors during Tuesday’s meeting, painted a stark financial future for the school, which is home to some ...

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Cheryl A. Wall, a Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English long admired for her expertise in African-American literature, American literature and feminist criticism, died Saturday. Wall, a well-regarded professor at Rutgers University-New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representing librarians and some 8,500 other faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at Rutgers has sent a letter to the school demanding the university shut down campus libraries. According to a press release provided to TAPinto New Brunswick ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - A biomedical engineering professor at Rutgers–New Brunswick has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The news of what is believed to be the first positive case in the Rutgers community was announced in a statement from Anthony Calcado, the Executive Vice President and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the 3,000 or so Rutgers students who will be staying behind while the rest of their classmates leave in a university-mandated shutdown, there will be plenty of food options. The university's Division of Student Affairs has sent a letter to students letting them that Busch ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will be giving flexibility and relief to employees whose children attend schools that have been closed, must care for loved ones who have contracted coronavirus COVID-19, who are sick themselves or who are required to self-isolate. Vivian Fernández, senior vice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The announcement of Rutgers’ imminent shutdown was just a few hours old, but Ariel Gohar was going home. The sophomore accounting major was out in front of Clothier Hall with three packed bags, waiting for his Uber ride to take him away. Behind was half a semester’s worth ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is canceling classes Thursday and Friday and will move all course instruction online when students return from spring break on March 23, the university announced today. The shutdown of the university comes in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has launched a website to keep students, faculty and administration informed about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. University President Robert Barchi announced the launch of the site, which contains details about students studying abroad, tips for prevention and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, Rutgers will be hosting a series of events across the university to celebrate the contributions of women throughout history and their role in shaping the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For the Rutgers Board of Governors, giving men’s basketball coach Steve Pikiell a two-year contract extension was a slam dunk. The board unanimously voted Friday to reward Pikiell for guiding the Scarlet Knights to their most successful season in more than a decade in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Juul, the popular e-cigarette brand that is being sued for fueling the youth e-cigarette epidemic, may have influenced high school students’ perception of vaping such that some Juul users do not consider themselves e-cigarette users, a Rutgers-led study finds. The ubiquity of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a national leader among universities committed to improving the enrollment, retention and graduation of low-income students, according to the latest report by the American Talent Initiative (ATI). The latest findings – from the ATI ...

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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 - As a conceptual artist, Park McArthur lives where the philosophical meets the visual. She turns fleeting thoughts into tangible objects, imbues ephemeral notions with sturdy existence. She brings ideas to life. As the newly named recipient of the Tepper Family Endowed Chair ...

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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 - New Brunswick’s Department of American Studies on Thursday will host the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., the last living witness to the abduction of Emmett Till, for a discussion on love, forgiveness and reconciliation. The program, focusing on the legacy of Till's murder in 1955 - ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Khalil Gibran Muhammad, an award-winning author whose books have explored the link between race and crime in the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the annual James Dickson Carr Lecture on Feb. 20. The lecture, which is named for the first African American graduate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK — This Valentine’s Day, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin Blaser will likely be at home doing what they do most nights. She’ll make the soup. He’ll put together the salad. They’ll spend time on their laptops, writing and editing research papers, thinking about their most ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former president and treasurer of a labor union at Rutgers University was sentenced today to serve four years in prison for stealing $176,000. Shelby Hyman, 52, of Franklin Township, has been ordered by Superior Court Judge Benjamin Bucca Jr. to pay restitution in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The Rutgers football team will host its annual Scarlet-White game Saturday, April 25 at 4 p.m. at SHI Stadium, capping off the events planned for Rutgers Day. The spring scrimmage, presented by PNC Bank, concludes 15 practice dates and marks the return to the sidelines for ...

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