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A group of Rutgers students gathered in Trenton this morning to deliver a testimony to the New Jersey General Assembly’s Higher Education Committee in favor of including a student vote on the University’s Board of Governors.Multiple members of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) successfully worked to convince the Committee to pass Assembly Resolution No. 256 unanimously, which urges the Rutgers University Board of Governors to appoint two student representatives to the board with one student serving as a full voting member.The bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy J.
The Higher Education Committee of the New Jersey General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution in support of including a student vote on Rutgers' Board of Governors. Of the state's 11 public colleges and universities, eight have a student vote on their respective governing boards. Rutgers is not yet one of those eight.
When polls opened at 6 a.m. today for the New Jersey primaries, it marked the start of this year's first major midterm election.
At Rutgers’ 250th commencement ceremony, former President Barack Obama said "America converges here," praising the University for its renowned diverse student body and faculty.The New York Times recently released their annual College Access Index, which ranked Rutgers 31st out of the 171 universities in the United States that are “doing the most for the American Dream.” The University outscored all of its Big Ten competitors in this listing, which based its results on economic diversity and college accessibility.The Index is a combination of a college’s Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates and the net price they pay, compared to the average school.
In the New York Times' College Access Index, Rutgers was listed in the top 25 percent of universities doing the most for college accessibility and economic diversity, outscoring all of its Big Ten competitors. About 30 percent of Rutgers first-year students receive Pell Grants, and 76 percent of those recipients graduate.
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.
A recent Rutgers Center for State Health Policy poll found the overall neighborhood satisfaction of people living in New Jersey by examining the overall satisfaction with residents' neighborhoods, their access to healthy food, places to walk and exercise, according to the poll.But there are disparities in the findings based on race and income. While 81 percent of those surveyed responded that their neighborhoods are considered a “good or excellent” place to live, 91 percent of those respondents had a high income, 78 percent had middle income and 57 percent received low income, according to the poll.People in low-income black or Hispanic families who reported being less healthy or without health insurance also rated their neighborhoods lower, according to the poll.
A Rutgers Center for State Health Policy poll found disparities with neighborhood satisfaction based on race and income.
After courageously battling leukemia for almost one year, Rutgers Class of 2016 graduate and former manager of the Rutgers women’s basketball team Gianna DeVeitro passed away last weekend.In July, only a few months after graduating with a degree in journalism and media studies, DeVeitro was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.DeVeitro’s medical condition never kept her from fighting for the benefit of others.In January, she teamed up with two non-profits dedicated to helping those afflicted with cancer and blood diseases, DKMS and Kier’s Kidz, and hosted a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive.DKMS is an organization that helps people diagnosed with blood diseases find donors who match their genetic makeup.
A Rutgers—Newark student is dead only days before receiving his degree after being involved in a hit-and-run incident, according to NJ Advance Media.Mujahid Henry, a School of Public Affairs and Administration senior, was thrown into parked cars after being hit by a 2007 Ford Escape on East Linden Avenue around 12:30 a.m.
Earlier this week, the 25th annual Rites of Passage Ceremony commemorated the accomplishments of black and Latinx Rutgers graduates.The event honored the community of black and Latinx students who represent perseverance, academic excellence and instill positivity in their communities.The assistant director of intercultural initiatives for the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (PRCC), Jannah Handy, said the event aimed to highlight the acknowledgments and conversations that many times are unable to make their way into commencement.The village, a term commonly referring to friends and families of students, were invited to attend the event and were recognized alongside graduates for the significant role they play in the overall success of student academics and life endeavors, Handy said.During its inaugural celebration, the event hosted roughly 100 students inside the Kirkpatrick Chapel and now hosts more than 700 in a much larger complex.
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.
Robert L. Barchi is the president of Rutgers University.
Thomas Farris is the dean of the School of Engineering.
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.
Hundreds of people of all races, religions and nationalities gathered outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Newark, New Jersey this morning in support of Carimer Andujar, an undocumented Rutgers student who is being threatened with deportation.Andujar, who has been living in the United States since the age of 4, is a School of Engineering junior and the president of UndocuRutgers — a community and advocacy group for the hundreds of undocumented students at the University.Andujar was scheduled to meet with an ICE agent this morning after her protection under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expired on April 12.Following her meeting, Andujar exited the building and was immediately swarmed by her patiently waiting supporters.“I do intend to stay here, I do intend to finish my education and I do intend to chase my dreams,” she said to the crowd.
On Thursday, the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) arrested 25-year-old Curtis Smith for allegedly breaking a Stone Street residence.
This morning at approximately 2:00 a.m. a Rutgers Alert warned of the presence of a bear near the Quads on the Livingston Campus.