Rutgers News

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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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 - 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 - 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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Anthony Ashnault’s chance at taking the next step for making Team USA for the Summer Tokyo Olympic Games came to a halt at the Team Trials on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas. The South Plainfield native and eighth-seeded grappler advanced into the quarterfinals of the 65-kilogram freestyle bracket ...

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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 last night's NCAA 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 outdoor white ...

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For the first time since 1983, Rutgers men's basketball was victorious in an NCAA Tournament game. Playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991, the No. 10 seeded Scarlet Knights performed on the big stage, defeating No. 7 seed Clemson by a final score of 60-56 at ...

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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 - If you haven't yet heard from your favorite Rutgers basketball fan, the men's team is heading to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 30 years. RU (15-11) has the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region during the bracket reveal on CBS Sunday night, to take on No. 7 Clemson ...

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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 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, a university named after a slave owner, is taking new steps to acknowledge its connection to slavery and racial injustice with the creation of four additional historical markers that tell the story of its early benefactors whose families made their fortunes through ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers plans to increase spectator capacity at its athletic venues effective immediately. In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 225, which was announced Monday morning, the university plans to permit two parents or guardians of each Rutgers ...

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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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This year we mark Black History Month during an ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color, a racial reckoning and continued deep division in the country. But despite these incredibly challenges moments, we are also in a time of great ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers may be hoping that a recession of COVID-19 cases will mean more students and staff on campus in the fall, but the school has decided to host commencement events across the university via virtual means. The decision to forgo in-person ceremonies was a difficult one, ...

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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 – 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 – 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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers researcher whose work to create the first COVID-19 saliva-based test produced a game-changing weapon in the battle against the coronavirus, has died. Andrew Brooks, 51, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, according to the university. Brooks, who grew up in ...

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