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The Rutgers Board of Governors held its annual Open Hearing on the University’s Tuition, Fees, Housing and Dining Charges for 2019-2020 yesterday, sharing details on this past year’s finances and listening to concerns from students and faculty members on tuition.
Rutgers gave more than $5.5 million in “incentive pay” to approximately 700 top administrators and professors last year. The “at-risk” or “incentive pay” method for distributing payments based on their job performance is added on to their base salaries, according to an article by NJ Advance Media.
Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy has provided to The Daily Targum an apology to part-time lecturers (PTLs) for his previous comments, where he said: “If (PTLs) don’t want to do this, they need to get another job. There are probably other people who can fill the role, so it’s sort of like supply and demand," at a town hall the Targum reported on earlier this semester.
Rutgers spent $102.5 million on athletics in 2017-2018, running a deficit of $29.98 million, which was made up by $15.18 million in support from the University’s operating budget, $11.89 million in student fees and $2.9 million in direct state or government support, according to an article by NJ Advance Media.
University President Robert L. Barchi has heard the complaints about Rutgers Athletic’s spending, particularly the issue that the department receives more financial support from the University’s operating budget and student fees than just about any other major-level school on an annual basis, according to an article by NJ Advance Media.
The Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) announced they had reached an agreement on a new contract with the University and would not go on strike, according to an AAUP-AFT press release.
Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers' (AAUP-AFT) announced on Facebook last night at approximately 10 p.m. that they were making progress and would stay at the bargaining table 'round the clock' until a deal is reached to avert a strike.
Rutgers broke ground on the $65 million Gary and Barbara Rodkin Academic Success Center that will serve approximately 650 student athletes at a ceremony on Saturday, promising top-notch academics for current and future Scarlet Knights.
Two men were arrested Saturday morning and charged in the death of 36-year-old Lucas Reyes-Cardona, whose body was found in the basement of an abandoned residence on Welton Street on April 5, according to a Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office press release made public over the weekend.
Rutgers Athletics announced that it has accomplished its goal of raising $100 million toward the R Big Ten Build, a fundraising campaign for athletics facilities, according to an Athletics press release. The initiative, which began in January 2016, has had 4,000 supporters and will support approximately 650 student athletes.
The Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) held its “Final Warning: Strike or Contract” picket outside the Board of Governors meeting yesterday, where members chanted, gave speeches and walked with signs in front of the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark, New Jersey. The AAUP-AFT has been negotiating a new contract for 13 months, and a strike has been authorized by 88 percent of the union.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who have announced their candidacy for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, have tweeted their support for the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) and their strike preparations.
Paul Robeson, a Rutgers icon once scorned and dismissed, is now being celebrated for his 100th anniversary of his graduation from the University, according to an article by North Jersey Media Group. The athlete, actor, singer, scholar, movie star and political activist is now in the spotlight.
Chancellor Christopher J. Molly has invited the entire Rutgers community to the University’s dedication of the Paul Robeson Plaza on Voorhees Mall April 12.
At the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting tomorrow, which will be held at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark, NJ, the board is expected to conduct business during a picket labeled as “Final Warning: Contract or Strike” by the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT). The faculty union represents more than 7,700 Rutgers faculty and graduate students across all three campuses and has been negotiating a new contract for over a year.
The Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) broke a new record this year, raising $1,120,205.48 for the organization Embrace Kids Foundation. The two-day event, which had 199 volunteers and 1,873 dancers, has come a long way from its beginning 21 years ago, raising $45,000 with 99 dancers in 1999.
The Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) continues to negotiate a new faculty contract with the University. Using its Twitter account as a platform, it is voicing its positions and recruiting others to join its cause.
A joint Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University poll found a majority of New Jerseyans support Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D-N.J.) proposed tax on millionaires, but expressed mixed views on his overall performance as the state’s head. This was the first such polling partnership between the two institutions.
Rutgers has elected its Board of Trustees Officers for 2019-2020, according to an article by Rutgers Today. The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Governors and is comprised of 41 voting members: 20 charter members, 16 alumni members and five public members appointed by the governor of the state with confirmation by the New Jersey State Senate, and is headed by a chair and two vice-chairs.
While the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) is recruiting students to join their cause and taking actions that “may potentially culminate in a strike later this month,” University President Robert L. Barchi announced an additional $20 million in strategic funding from his office through 2024, he announced in a university-wide email yesterday. The University’s Faculty Diversity Hiring Initiative initially promised $21.8 million in 2017 to go through 2021.