Rutgers News

June 3, 2020

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NJ - Rutgers University held a graduation ceremony for its 2020 class using virtual commencement videos on May 31, 2020. Current graduates were unable to attend an in-person graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current social distancing measures in place, so an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lester Holt used his commencement address Sunday as a clarion call to 13,057 Rutgers-New Brunswick graduates to come reshape the country, if not the world. And although the NBC news anchor recorded his speech in May and was specifically addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and ...

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NEW JERSEY - An estimated 18,967 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year (13,057 degrees and one artistic diploma from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 4,090 from Rutgers University-Newark, and 1,819 from Rutgers University-Camden). They ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – To address the i­ncreasing concerns of students and families about the availability of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers University-New Brunswick will make these tests optional for students applying for admission for the spring or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Graduates of Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences will experience many of the typical traditions in a decidedly atypical way at University Commencement: A Virtual Celebration on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Together, they will be watching to share in ...

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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 - Thomas Sokolowski, the director of Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum who spearheaded its exhibitions, scholarship and community outreach endeavors since taking the helm in 2017, has died. He was 70. He died following a seizure that had caused extensive brain damage, according ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Thurman Barnes has been appointed as the assistant director of the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research, and associate professor in the department of urban-global public health at the Rutgers School of Public Health.  He will start his new role at Rutgers later this ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University will stream a virtual celebration of its 2020 graduates on May 31 to honor their academic achievements completed during a pandemic that required remote instruction through the final weeks of the spring semester.  President Robert Barchi will preside over ...

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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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Virtual Rutgers Day When: Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrated spring with a day of learning, exploring and fun for virtual Rutgers Day. Join them on Facebook today for exciting demonstrations, at-home activities, student performances and virtual tours. Wine Dinner When: May 2, 7:15 ...

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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 - A GoFundMe page set up to help pay for the funeral expenses of a Rutgers student whose body was found in a pond last week has raised close to $10,000. Yasir Williams, 21, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, was reported missing by a family member after he left his East ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers University announced today that it has launched the nation’s largest prospective study of health care workers exposed to COVID-19. The study includes a series of clinical trials that will explore new drug treatments, antibody testing and long-term health tracking in the hope ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Every Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., Olivia Gaspar signs in to her Trends in Health Care and Delivery class through BigBlueButton on Canvas. To ensure the Rutgers nursing major and her classmates are paying attention during the virtual class - not just signing on to the lecture and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - From dog walking and grocery runs to coordinating PPE donations and assisting with new telehealth initiatives, medical students at Rutgers are volunteering their assistance to support the healthcare workforce, patients and communities in New Jersey during the COVID-19 ...

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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 - Rutgers has moved all its summer classes online and canceled camps and activities through Aug. 14 in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. According to a letter sent to students and faculty on Thursday by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara A. Lee, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After leading the Rutgers men's basketball team to its first winning season in 14 years, coach Steve Pikiell has been named the winner of the Jim Phelan Award, presented annually to the nation's top Division I coach. Pikiell directed the Scarlet Knights to their first ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — State officials said that when the expected surge of COVID-19 cases hits and hospital beds fill up quickly, some patients could be treated in dorm rooms. It’s been a topic that Gov. Phil Murphy and members of his cabinet have touched upon during their daily press conferences ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is suspending all in-person instruction and all events through the end of May - including commencement ceremonies, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement from University President Robert Barchi posted on the school's website, a final ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ -  A biomedical engineering professor at Rutgers–New Brunswick has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, according  to a statement from  the University's police. This is believed to be the first positive case of COVID-19. Gov. Phil Murphy's office was asked during a ...

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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' athletics programs have met an opponent they can't defeat: the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Big Ten Conference announced this afternoon that it will be canceling all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, including ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The organizers of a Rutgers School of Public Health event focusing on the predictability of COVID-19 couldn't have predicted it would be interrupted by the virus itself. Dr. Nathaniel Hupert's lecture, "Modeling COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in New Jersey: What Can and Cannot Be ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers sports teams will continue their seasons, but home games and matches will be competed without fans. Although international travel to compete in sporting events has been banned, domestic travel is permissible. That means the men's and women's basketball teams, who have ...

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