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Rutgers is now on the receiving end of a $2 million federal grant that will allow the University to expand its support systems for victims of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.Services, training and education will be funded at Rutgers—New Brunswick, Newark and Camden, according to a press release.The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant is the result of a collaborative effort by Rutgers student affairs leaders, researchers, top administrators and students University-wide, according to the press release.
Five Rutgers graduate students recently took first place in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition.The team was comprised of four Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy students, Sharone Small, Chelsea Moore-Ritchie, Christine Winter and Jane Allen, and Kimberly Tryba, a graduate student in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Rutgers Business School—New Brunswick has been awarded the Gold Chapter Award by the Beta Gamma Sigma international honor business society, making it the No. 1 ranked chapter in the world out of 544 business schools.The New Brunswick chapter was established in 1991, and its membership, which is now at almost 100 students, has tripled in the last few years, according to a press release."Becoming the Beta Gamma Sigma Gold Chapter bring recognition to our students and our program excellence," said Martin Markowitz, senior associate dean of the Rutgers Business School—New Brunswick.
Rutgers–New Brunswick's 251st commencement is this Sunday, May 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the High Point Solutions Stadium on Busch campus.This year's commencement features keynote speaker Steven Van Zandt, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, along with former Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) president Justin Schulberg, a member of the Class of 2017.The University will be presenting an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts to Van Zandt and a Doctor of Science To Harvey J.
A Rutgers affiliated individual was robbed earlier today on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtland Streets, according to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD).The victim reported that the male perpetrator engaged in conversation with him before striking him and taking items of value at approximately 2:40 a.m., according to the NBPD.The perpetrator fled in an unknown direction and the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.The description of the perpetrator is limited at this time, and anyone with information or that was in the area is encouraged to contact the NBPD Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.
TAG Day, or Teaching Annual Giving Day, is back at Rutgers to teach students about philanthropy and encourage them to support the University.TAG Day is centered around educating the community about alumni donor support at Rutgers, said Karen Smith, the senior director of University News and Media Relations in an email.“The Department of Annual Giving and TAG Team, the Department of Annual Giving’s student group, plans TAG Day and other events throughout the year to help build a culture of philanthropy at Rutgers,” she said.Seniors who donate $15 or more to a program or area of Rutgers by May 11 will receive a donor cord to wear on Commencement Day, an invitation to a reception with Athletic Director Pat Hobbs at the Honors College and will be recognized as a Scarlet Senior.“The purpose of placing the (tag) signs around campus is to help education students about philanthropy and the ways in which alumni gifts and private support shape the Rutgers experience every day,” Smith said.Last year, 73 percent of the incoming class received a financial aid offer, and gifts from graduates made 2,164 scholarships possible for Rutgers—New Brunswick students, according to the Rutgers University Foundation website.State support covers less than one-third of the cost of a Rutgers education, making alumni generosity essential for students, according to the website.
Rutgers pays for co-ownership of new cultural centerOn Thursday, the Rutgers Board of Governors unanimously voted to invest $17 million in the creation of the new performing arts center in downtown New Brunswick. The partial ownership will allow for the Mason Gross School of the Arts to expand its curriculum by forming a brand new musical theater program.
The Emerald City is home to an expansive museum scene, showcasing a little bit of everything, from art to industrial history.
Three New Brunswick residents have been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of Enrique Perez Galindo, 29, early Saturday morning, according to the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD).Manuel Maldonado, 20, Jose David Vasquez-Rivera, 18 and Xavier Sanchez-Parral, 18 were arrested on Sunday and have been charged in connection with Perez Galindo's murder, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.Around 2:30 a.m.
The Department of History’s women’s and gender history graduate program was recently ranked No.1 in the nation by the U.S.
Students gathered on their yoga mats Wednesday night before Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher and body positivity activist who encourages anyone and everyone to take up the practice.The event was part of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities’ Body Positivity 2017 Series: “EveryBODY Yoga with Jessamyn Stanley.”Stanley gained traction initially by using Tumblr, and has been posting on social media since 2012, she said.She first attended a yoga class in high school and had not returned to one, but while a graduate student her friend suggested that they go to a class together.“I went and I loved it,” she said.
On Monday night a flyer that read “Imagine a Muslim-Free America,” was posted on the wall of the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC), which houses a designated prayer room for Muslim students, according to authorities.The bottom of the flyer identifies American Vanguard, a white supremacy group that claims “America is under attack,” according to the group’s website.
Three Rutgers graduates have found themselves in the last place they expected — a newsroom halfway across the country in Fargo, North Dakota.The trio includes two Class of 2016 graduates, Morgan Parrish and Jackie Kelly, and Class of 2014 graduate Scott Sincoff, at the KVRR-TV newsroom, a Fox-affiliated television station.Sincoff was offered the position at KVRR while getting his master’s degree at Mississippi State University.“To be honest, I didn’t expect to get out of the Northeast until I interned at the Weather Channel the summer before my junior year,” Sincoff said.
The introduction of PROUD Family Health at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's (RWJUH) Somerset Family Practice on Jan.
The New Jersey Film Festival is returning to Rutgers for the second time in the event's 35th year, taking its place as one of the longest-running festivals in the state.The festival was founded in 1982 by Albert Nigrin, a professor in the Department of Cinema Studies, who continues to run the festival to this day, which is presented by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center (NJMAC) in association with the Rutgers University program in Cinema Studies.
The Spring Involvement Fair, which was previously scheduled for Jan. 16, is being replaced by a Greek Involvement Fair on Jan.
Dozens of Rutgers students and New Brunswick residents marched throughout the city on Sunday afternoon to raise awareness of domestic violence.The march, which was followed by a small rally, is hosted annually by the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition.Five of the students leading the march, donning bridal gowns and bruised makeup, were followed by a crowd that chanted and raised signs with various messages for bystanders to read.The brides signified those who believe that marriage is a license to abuse their partner, said Norka Torres, the chair of the New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition.“All over the world women ... have been beaten on their wedding day,” Torres said.
Students cradling purple candles gathered together for a candlelight vigil for victims of domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Thursday night.
The 2016 Safety Matters Report reveals a general increase in rape cases from 2013 to 2015 compared to the previous 2015 Safety Matters Report by the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD), which included cases between 2011 and 2013. In 2015, there were a total of 31 reported rape cases and 15 cases of fondling. While the number of rape cases from 2015 is slightly lower than 2014, it is higher than previous years.In 2011, there were 3 reported cases of rape.