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Despite opposition from students at last week’s Board of Governors meeting, a 2.4 percent tuition increase was approved for the University. In a statement sent out by Greg Trevor, senior director of University Media Relations, the 2.4 percent planned increase will raise tuition for an in-state School of Arts and Sciences student about $427 from last year.
New Athletic Director Julie Hermann held her first press conference this afternoon on the New Brunswick campus after allegations surfaced of her abuse as a former volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee.
The last World War II veteran in the Senate, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), passed away early this morning. He was also the oldest living member of the cabinet at the time of his passing. A statement sent out from his press office said Lautenberg passed away at 4:02 a.m. today at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell. Lautenberg was a leader on env
President Barack Obama met Govenor Chris Christie yesterday at Fort Dix. From there, the two toured the Jersey Shore, stopping at the Asbury Park Convention center where Obama spoke to the public.
Newly appointed Athletic Director Julie Hermann is receiving fresh allegations of verbal and emotional abuse from former players, according to The Star-Ledger.
The University named a new athletic director today in former Louisville Senior Associate Athletic Director Julie Hermann. Hermann, who worked second to Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich, will receive a $450,000 annual base salary. She can also receive $50,000 in annual bonus incentives based on achievement of academic and athletic performance as determined by President Robert L. Barchi.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation donated a $12.5 million grant to support the impending integration of the University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the University announced today in an UMDNJ Integration update email.
Vincent Dellefave’s performance in his final victory of the year best encompasses the junior 133-pounder’s season. Tied 1-1 with Penn State’s Jordan Conaway in the first round of the NCAA Championships, Dellefave took the 12th-seeded grappler into the sudden victory period. There, Dellefave avoided a shot from Conaway and delivered a takedown with 28 seconds left to advance into the second round.
Over the course of the year, the University has been involved in assessing how it will officially construct its Strategic Plan, a document to be approved in the fall of 2013 that will detail the overall direction and aspirations of the University for the next 10 years.
For almost a week, College Avenue was littered with news vans. On April 3, 2013, University President Robert L. Barchi fired men’s basketball head coach Mike Rice after a video, played on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” depicted Rice throwing basketball’s at players while shouting gay slurs.
The Rutgers University Dance Marathon raised a record-breaking $503,641.77 last April for the Embrace Kid Foundation. Celebrating its 15th consecutive year, RUDM was themed “Kids at Heart,” said Danielle Rossi, director of community outreach for the marathon.
Before the start of last season, the Rutgers football team was counted out.
The Scarlet Knights sat third in the preseason rankings, behind defending champion Louisville and a South Florida team that returned nearly all of its starters from the previous season.
On July 1, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will officially merge with the University. The various schools and institutes that once belonged to UMDNJ will take on the University’s name with a newly developed Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences branch.
Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood does not want to pretend to be somebody else. He is not former head coach Greg Schiano. He also strays from the usual mold of a head football coach by rarely raising his voice and coming from an academic background — he taught math for four years at St. Francis (N.Y.) Prep, his former high school.
New Brunswick made history when residents voted yes for an elected Board of Education Nov. 6, 2012. The results, released Nov. 28, were 3,407 yes votes to 3,309 no votes — a difference of 98 votes.
Though the University’s admittance into the Big Ten athletic conference will not take place till 2014, it will join the Committee on Institutional Cooperation July 1, 2013.
The 2012-2013 academic year experienced the wrath of Superstorm Sandy, devastation that still affects the lives of New Jerseyans today. Sandy hit the New Jersey coast around 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, and caused enough disruption for the University to cancel an entire week of class, said David Robinson, state climatologist at the University.
A baby-faced, undersized Scott Vallone knew he was supposed to make an early impact when his former head coach showed up to St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) High School in a helicopter.
University President Robert L. Barchi cut ties with sports company Adidas Nov. 27, 2012, nine days after the Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops protested in the University’s bookstore.
When Khaseem Greene found out he won the Big East’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in 2012, his first thought was if anyone had done so before. “I thought I’d be the first guy ever,” said Greene, who joins Virginia Tech’s Corey Moore with that distinction. “I think that’s not too bad.”