A team of five Rutgers graduate students, from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, created the "Beyond the Threshold" plan alongside their faculty advisor, Professor Tony Nelessen. (Rutgers Today)
5/24/2017 7:09pm

5 Rutgers graduate students take 1st place in Department of Housing and Urban Development competition

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 Rutgers Center for State Health Policy poll found disparities with neighborhood satisfaction based on race and income.
5/22/2017 5:59pm

Rutgers poll finds correlation between wealth, community satisfaction in New Jersey

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.

Rutgers graduate Gianna DeVeitro recently passed away after battling leukemia for a year. She worked endlessly to help others through organizations such as DKMS and Kier's Kidz.
5/17/2017 7:04pm

Rutgers graduate passes away after year-long battle with leukemia

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.

Earlier this week, the Rites of Passage Ceremony honored black and Latinx Rutgers graduates. The 25-year-old event grew from hosting only 100 students in its first year to now celebrating more than 700 students.
5/13/2017 6:29pm

25th annual Rites of Passage Ceremony celebrates accomplishments of Black, Latinx graduates

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.

Senior Associate Dean Martin Markowitz of Rutgers Business School–New Brunswick "taps" students eligible to join the school's chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. (PRNewsfoto/Rutgers Business School)
5/13/2017 5:49pm

Rutgers Business School's Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society ranked No. 1 chapter in the world

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.

The University's 251st Commencement Ceremony will take place this Sunday, May 14, at High Point Solutions Stadium.
5/12/2017 5:30pm

Graduation information for the Class of 2017

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.

5/12/2017 11:59am

Rutgers affiliated individual victim in off-campus robbery

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.

A mass of protestors gathered outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Newark, New Jersey today in support of undocumented Rutgers student Carimer Andujar.
5/14/2017 2:57pm

Hundreds accompany undocumented Rutgers student to ICE meeting

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.

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