Higher Ed

July 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A federally funded program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology aimed to support the state’s “Opportunity Meets Innovation” higher education challenge will provide a pathway to college for Newark high school students. The NJIT program will introduce Newark students to forensic ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  The Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a $4.8 billion budget that includes a 2.6% increase in tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year, following a freeze in tuition and a fees reduction for the past year in recognition of pandemic-related ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new needs-based support program for undergraduate scholarships and pre-college STEM programs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology will come to the school as part of an agreement with offshore wind developer, Ørsted.  A 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two new education and research centers will be coming to New Jersey Institute of Technology with a curriculum focused on real estate and entrepreneurship thanks to what the school called a "historic gift" from The Paul V. Profeta Foundation, Inc.  Paul V. Profeta, president of the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Rutgers Law School Co-Dean David Lopez announced that he will be stepping down from his role, effective June 30, with Vice Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor expected to serve in an interim capacity until the school appoints a new dean.  Lopez who oversees the law school in Newark, became ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The message was clear to the New Jersey Institute of Technology Class of 2021 from commencement speaker Kimberly Bryant on Tuesday  — take the unique opportunity to lead society to a more equitable future coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Prior to receiving their diplomas, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Rutgers University-Newark student Christelle Louis graduates this month, she will have a diploma in one hand and a new job in the other.  Once Louis, 22, receives her bachelor’s degree in marketing supply chain management from Rutgers-Newark, she will join the Amazon Web ...

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NEWARK, NJ – For the fourth year in a row, the New Jersey Institute of Technology was ranked among the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a quality education at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.   An honor held since 2018, NJIT ranked 39th as a Best Value College ...

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NEWARK, NJ — For the sixth year in a row New Jersey Institute of Technology ranks among the top 100 schools in the nation for its engineering graduate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school, which tied for 88th place with the Illinois School of Technology, Michigan ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Rutgers University-Newark is slated to receive additional capital and support to better serve its students.  The school administration announced on Tuesday that it's one of 16 institutions planned to receive funding to engage in an institutional assessment through the Powered by ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Friday launched a council made up of Hispanic and Latinx alumni, leaders in business and community advocacy to support the school’s mission to enroll more Hispanic and Latinx undergraduates from 20% to 25% by 2025. The 11-person council, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology is teaming up with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), a research university in Israel, to form an education program for students dubbed Institute for Future Technologies in New Jersey The institute is planned to offer courses in the fields ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Rutgers-Newark professor Norma Riccucci was recognized this week for her contributions to the academic community.  As a Board of Governors Distinguished Professor, Riccucci has been selected as this year’s Herbert Simon Award recipient by the Midwest Political Science Association ...

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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 – 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 president of Rutgers University has returned to a full work schedule – albeit remotely – as he continues to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. The school announced on Jan. 11 that the Jonathan Holloway would be “paring back” his schedule as he quarantined ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that his symptoms are mild – similar to those of a cold. He said he has been in self-quarantine since he learned he was exposed to someone who was COVID-19-positive last ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — An anonymously-donated $3.5 million gift has established a new Rutgers-Camden program meant to draw law students who prioritize public service. The school said it is the largest donation in Rutgers-Camden's history. It will create the Rayman L. Solomon Scholars program in honor of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The towering neoclassical Rutgers-Newark building on Washington Street will be renamed after the late United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rutgers Board of Governors decided Thursday.  The board unanimously voted in favor of renaming the iconic residence hall ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Five female Rutgers professors have filed a pay-equity lawsuit against the university, according to a press release from the union representing 6,000 employees and graduate workers at the New Brunswick, Camden and Newark campuses. According to the press release, the situation ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Local students pursuing postsecondary education can look forward to enhanced support from the city thanks to Newark's membership in a new group formed by the National League of Cities that aims to remove barriers to basic needs. Newark is among 12 other United States cities that ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A $2.3 million Smart and Connected Communities Grant from the National Science Foundation is on its way to help bridge Newark's digital divide, Rutgers University announced Monday.  The grant will allow a research team led by Rutgers-New Brunswick faculty, which will partner with ...

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NEW JERSEY – Real estate website Niche.com has announced its 2021 list of Best Colleges in New Jersey. Not surprisingly, Ivy League school Princeton University, which ranked No. 6 nationally, according to Niche.com, topped the New Jersey list, followed by Stevens Institute of Technology, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Pictures recently circulated social media of Montclair State University students at a party. Days later, they were kicked out of the dorms, officials confirmed.  According to published reports, nearly a dozen students have been suspended from on-campus housing at MSU for COVID-19 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Returning Rutgers-Newark students in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction can spend less time worrying about bills and more time focusing on their sobriety thanks to a grant from the New Jersey Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the university announced ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city’s elected officials are holding nothing back this week as a deal to consolidate Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJUH) in New Brunswick moves forward.  Following Mayor Ras Baraka’s scathing NJ.com op-ed on Tuesday, city ...

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