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Rutgers University

May 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland. “He had come here to visit and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White. The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies. That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Third Floor - a band so named because the four members assembled their guitars and drums on the third floor of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center to rehearse - were rocking the crowd on the College Avenue lawn. Students swayed, a woman waved and two kids who taken a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement. Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick is launching its first Mental Health and Wellness Week with a series of programs to address the mental health needs of students and employees. The programs throughout the week of April 25 are part of Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway’s effort ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has profiled newsmakers from Barack Obama to Bruce Springsteen to Katharine Graham over a 40-year career will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree when he addresses graduates next month at the 256th anniversary commencement of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has reached a contract extension with Athletic Director Pat Hobbs, keeping him at the helm of the Scarlet Knights through 2028.  Hobbs, who is in his seventh season On the Banks, has helped usher in one of the greatest eras in Rutgers athletics history, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers students, faculty and staff are providing humanitarian help from more than 4,500 miles away as the horrors continue in Ukraine and the world gets a front row seat to images of dead bodies lying in the streets of the war-torn country. The volunteers are a small but ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An agreement between Rutgers athletics and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Brandr Group unveiled Thursday could result in a windfall for the athletes who play on the 24 teams at Rutgers. Brandr is a brand management, marketing and licensing agency that uses group licensing rights to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With oars powerfully sweeping in one carefully choreographed movement, the members of the Rutgers women’s rowing team propel their boats down the Raritan River during practice. Living up to their program battlecry – Upstream, Red Team! – they blast past the River Dorms and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ron Harper Jr., whose penchant for making big shots and contagious swagger breathed new life into the long-struggling Rutgers men’s basketball program, has announced he will declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. Harper, who helped Rutgers clinch consecutive NCAA tournament ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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The following is an open letter penned by Rutgers senior Geo Baker. Baker has started 101 games over four seasons, averaging 11.1 points, 3.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Dear Rutgers Nation, I’m not really sure if this is my official thank you and farewell statement, or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - They piled into buses, and then minutes later, piled onto a plane that took them to Dayton, Ohio, but the facts are for members of the Rutgers men’s basketball team, they are hoping it’s just one of many stops between now and New Orleans. It’s that time of the year again. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have made it to the NCAA Tournament as one of eight teams that will participate in the First Four which takes place prior to the official start of the tournament. Rutgers will square off with Notre Dame on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio at 9 p.m., ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers announced Thursday that face coverings in offices, conference rooms, research labs, housing and public spaces in buildings will be optional. Use of masks will still be required in all teaching spaces including classrooms, lecture halls and seminar rooms. The masks ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - It is now official, Rutgers men’s basketball guard Caleb McConnell is the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year for 2022. He becomes the first ever member of the Scarlet Knights to ever be bestowed the honor.  The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year is voted on by the coaches in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — During the dark days of the Rutgers mens' basketball season, with maddening losses to teams like UMass and Lafayette, the thoughts of a big postseason seemed statistically impossible, almost laughable. But with a big, razor-thin win against Penn State yesterday, in front of a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick Police Department is investigating three separate reports of robberies. The first incident occurred Thursday, March 3 at about 1:04 a.m. on Hartwell Street near Hamilton Street, according to a report from the Rutgers University Police Department. Four ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - COVID-19 was wreaking havoc again in late December and state health officials were worried. The omicron variant was causing some of the highest case levels since the start of the pandemic, hospital beds were filling up and nurses and other health care workers were getting sick ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Mark Schuster, dean for Graduate Student Life at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, who established emergency assistance programs and was a champion for social justice and LGBTQA+ rights, will be remembered during a virtual commemoration on Saturday, Feb. 26 - 100 days after his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – David Jefferson Harris Jr. was remembered for his “experience and wise counsel” during his time as a member of the Rutgers Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. A resolution was read during Wednesday’s Board of Governors meeting that honored Harris, who died Feb. 5 at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fatima Farid will never forget the day in August when she saw the last American plane leave Afghanistan after the United States pulled its troops from the country and lost hope that her family would be able to flee the Taliban.  “We were at the airport. It was 6 a.m. and we ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick announced today a sweeping new financial aid program that builds upon existing state aid programs to enable New Jersey students with family incomes below $65,000 to attend the university tuition free.  The program also provides a sliding scale ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers police are investigating a burglary in which a man entered the Clinical Academic Building at 125 Paterson St. and removed an item. The burglary occurred Friday, Feb. 11 at about 10:30 a.m., according to a public alert from the Rutgers University Police ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's some bad news for libido-fueled lovers seeking a romantic rendezvous on Valentine's Day. A Rutgers researcher has found that in the time of COVID-19, when intimate relationships have been strained and human connections fleeting, more singles seeking to settle down – ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Bob Mulcahy, a visionary in New Jersey athletics who was instrumental in building Rutgers University football toward national prominence, died Monday at the age of 85. Mulcahy, who served as Director of Athletics from 1998 to 2009, was the 10th athletic director in Rutgers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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