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Rutgers News

May 14, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand is tackling his newest challenge with today’s grand opening of LeGrand Coffee House on Green Street, near the town’s commuter train station. Expected to attend the 11 am ribbon cutting are Gov Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy, Mayor ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Here’s another home run during what’s been a historic season for the Rutgers baseball program. The athletic department announced Tuesday that lights and other facility upgrades will soon be installed at Bainton Field. Starting in the 2023 season, the Scarlet Knights will be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Fidela Franco said that after living in the same house for 16 years, a new landlord came in and began charging her and her family $500 a month for water. “It’s hard for me to understand because previously I had never paid for water,” she said through a translator. “So, the ...

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PISCATAWAY, 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, will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president of a Rutgers fraternity is urging its members to continue to do charitable work in response to two recently reported anti-Semitic attacks targeting its house on Sicard Street. “We started a campaign that has raised about $5,500 for the Jewish-Ukrainian refugees ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  Facebook recently reminded Abby Merrill about her first Rutgers Day, stirring memories of the afternoon her heart melted at the sight of baby pigs and other animals on Cook Campus. Little did the communications major – or any of the other 100,000 people who attended the ...

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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 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 – Some moolah for Mulcahy?  A little loot for Lowrey? An agreement between Rutgers athletics and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Brandr Group unveiled Thursday could result in a windfall for basketball star Paul Mulcahy, soccer standout Allison Lowrey and the athletes who play on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House Chief Medical Advisor who rose to national prominence during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, will take part in the Rutgers commencement ceremony at SHI Stadium next month, a source has told TAPinto New Brunswick. Fauci’s presence ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tahjay Moore, a standout football player at New Brunswick High School who went on to become a wide receiver at Rutgers, has been dismissed from the team. Moore’s dismissal comes after he was issued a summons for simple assault on Sunday, April 3, stemming from a domestic ...

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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 – The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year has declared for the 2022 NBA draft. But Caleb McConnell has also left the door for returning to Rutgers for one more season. The senior guard announced on his social media platforms on Monday night that he will explore the 2022 NBA ...

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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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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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DAYTON, OH – Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, Rutgers men's basketball saw its season end in the NCAA Tournament with an 89-87 double-overtime loss against No. 11 seed Notre Dame on Wednesday night at UD Arena.  It was an unbelievable effort for RU, led by 23 points ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, 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 post season seemed statistically impossible, almost laughable. But with a big, razor-thin win against Penn State yesterday, in front of a ...

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Editor's Note: This is a corrected version of a story that was originally published Friday, Feb. 25 in which we incorrectly stated Rutgers' plans for its 2022-23 budget. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Any possible tuition increases next year by Rutgers will not be raised to meet the inflation rate or to ...

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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 - Salvatore Liguori fell for his RA when they first met in 2014 after he was locked out of his room at 3 a.m. Eight years later he planned a scavenger hunt - visiting all their favorite spots at Rutgers-New Brunswick - that ended in a proposal. Alexandra Rodriguez remembers not ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey’s colleges and universities have taken a larger role in feeding students, a mantle they assumed even before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity on their campuses.  The state, through measures such as the grants issued as part of the Hunger-Free Campus ...

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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 - Maura Reilly, a curator, writer, art consultant and non-profit leader who has organized dozens of exhibitions internationally that focus on marginalized artists, has been named the new director of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Reilly is the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Being handpicked to throw out the first pitch before a Major League Baseball game is an honor usually reserved for the likes of rock stars, Olympic heroes and the President. For Jonathan Holloway – who was recruited by the Stanford football program in the mid-1980s to punish ...

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