Rutgers University

May 5, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses. “In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 ...

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CAMDEN NJ — Looking around this city, it’s hard to envision that Camden was once an epicenter of urban gardening. However, Lewis Bivona, a Rutgers-Camden doctoral student, says there was a time when the city may have actually held that title.  BIona points to a 2010 University of Pennsylvania ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University and head women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension that will keep the Hall of Fame coach courtside through the 2025-26 season. Stringer, who ranks fifth in career victories (1,055) among women’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to award an honorary degree to award-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey when she addresses graduates at the 255th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Anthony Fauci has been presented with Rutgers’ inaugural Moral Courage in Medicine Award for his “steady and reassuring leadership steering the nation through an uncertain time during the pandemic.” Fauci, the White House chief medical advisor, received the award during ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has opened a new building to better serve adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs, making it possible to expand existing programs to address a growing need in New Jersey, which has the highest autism rates in the country. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — After watching and reporting on the death of George Floyd, his neck pinned to the ground beneath the knee of a Minnesota police officer, CNN anchor Don Lemon drew from James Baldwin’s 1963 "The Fire Next Time" as he wrote a poignant letter to his nephew. “Today, I heard a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers officials announced today that the university’s application to be a point of dispensing of COVID-19 vaccines has been approved by the state. Once Rutgers’ supply allotment has been determined and supplied by the state, it will offer vaccines to Rutgers faculty, staff ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers University Foundation’s governing board announced plans today to change its name to the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Directors, eliminating the term “overseers,” a change that comes amid growing nationwide consensus around the abandonment of language that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —The Rutgers athletics department, in response to the Big Ten Conference policy announcement Wednesday, will increase its venue capacities for all remaining 2020-21 Big Ten Conference competitions. The decision to follow local COVID-19 health guidelines and restrictions was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Ji Lee, who was the director for the Asian American Cultural Center at Rutgers for 14 years, never thought about telling her parents who live in Arizona to be careful when they went outside. But since the alarming rise in violent hate crimes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of Sunday night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – March Madness is setting in across New Jersey. And no place is going to celebrate Rutgers’ first appearance in the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament since 1991 like New Brunswick. Restaurant and bar owners are getting ready for students, alumni and even a smattering of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Every 23 seconds of every day in the United States, someone attempts suicide. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies from suicide. These most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 deaths ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Kevin P. Egan, a member City Council since 2011, was inducted today into the Rutgers University Board of Governors. Egan was joined by Mohammad A. Zubair, a physician specializing in pulmonary disease and sleep disorder medicine in New Jersey for nearly 30 years, in joining ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments following approval today by the university’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. The decision follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of faculty, students and staff formed to consider a fossil fuel ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. Their study of tiny pieces of plastic in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway acknowledged that his decision to forgo in-person commencement ceremonies this spring was an unpopular one among the many who sent him letters over the past week. And, he is doubling down on his decision to hold them virtually ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Olivia Kuzman ticks off the events and experiences that Class of ’21 has been robbed of by the COVID-19 pandemic. There was Rutgers Day, football games, basketball game and more. As the spring draws closer, there was the hope of several pre-graduation events. “So, I can ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Like many Holocaust survivors, Larisa and Anatoly Rabinovich suffered from a lack of food and medical care as children. The impact on their health lasted a lifetime, including problems with their teeth and gums. After years without proper oral health care, the Sussex County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers has decided to host commencement events across the university this year virtually. The decision to forgo in-person ceremonies was a difficult one, Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway said in a message to the Rutgers community today. "Public health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers football team will open the 2021 season with a home date with Temple and then rekindle a dormant rivalry with Syracuse the following week. The Scarlet Knights will commence their 2021 season at SHI Stadium on Sept. 4, according to the schedule released by the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJ Barnabas Health will have the opportunity to invest in research that will help ensure its training programs remain at its customary high standards. Rutgers University will double its resource productivity with its new-found ability to recruit leading clinicians and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers wrestling team will not compete this weekend due to positive COVID-19 tests within the program. The Scarlet Knights were scheduled to face No. 7 Nebraska, No. 23 Michigan State and Indiana on Saturday, Feb. 6 in Bloomington. The decision to withdraw was made ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More Americans think that jobs, careers and employment opportunities after the pandemic will be harder to obtain for the next generation than they were following the 2008 Great Recession, according to a new Rutgers report. The report, published by the Heldrich Center for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers intends to welcome its students back for in-person instruction at all of its campuses throughout New Jersey in the fall. To make that a reality, University President Jonathan Holloway said the school has applied to run multiple distribution sites for COVID-19 ...

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