Mike Finkelstein, director of the Global Sports Business M.S. Program, said getting the program into a classroom took more than five years. It began by speaking with undergraduate and graduate students and meeting with University staff. 
2/22/2018 1:55am

Rutgers takes careful steps to ensure newly added classes meet academic excellence

The more than 100 majors offered at Rutgers did not appear overnight. Some of the newer academic programs have been in the making longer than a traditional undergraduate program. As new businesses and industries rise, college students develop different needs than those of the past. To keep up and also guarantee academic quality, the University has a lengthy “New Program Approval Process,” according to a document from the Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (OIRAP).

Melissa Blake, associate director of Strategic Communication & Marketing of Career Services, advises that students utilize the many resources Career Services has to offer if they cannot make it to an in-person event, as a way to jump-start their careers. 
2/22/2018 2:11pm

As NJ unemployment rates rise, Rutgers student employment remains steady

New Jersey's unemployment rate has spiked, surpassing the national average nearly an entire percent.  Over the last month, unemployment in the Garden State has seen a steady increase, nearly passing the national unemployment rate by 1 full percent — the first time a split of this size has been seen since 2015, according to an article from NJ Advance Media. 

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Students who feel unsure about making the decision to pursue an education beyond undergraduate studies are advised to make an appointment with University Career Services and speak with a Career Development Specialist. CASEY AMBROSIO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
2/20/2018 9:01pm

Rutgers graduate students incur higher entry-level salaries

Rutgers graduates who further their education after their undergraduate studies have been shown to generate a higher starting salary at the beginning of their careers. William Jones, the senior director of University Career Services, said that a majority of undergraduate students who responded to their Class of 2016 post-graduation survey said they secured employment within six months of graduation. 

The Rutgers Farmer’s Market, nested inside the Rutgers Gardens, connects students with locally grown produce and prepared items like fruits, vegetables and jam. RUTGERS.EDU
2/19/2018 11:45pm

Rutgers Gardens grows into new territory with year-round facility

Nested inside the Rutgers Gardens, students can find the Rutgers Farmers Market — a hidden gem located off Cook campus that features fresh veggies and produce.  “The mission of the Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is to provide the local community, including residents, students, university faculty and staff, University Dining and restaurants the opportunity to experience and purchase fresh, locally grown and/or prepared food products," according to the Rutgers Gardens' website.

Pushing legislation that requires New Jersey schools to educate students on sexual assault and awareness, Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (D-NJ-6th) spoke on benefits of using stricter vetting processes that notify employers of people with a history of sexual misconduct.
2/19/2018 11:14pm

NJ legislation takes preventative steps to curb sexual misconduct, educate students on consent

On Thursday, the General Assembly of the New Jersey State Legislature approved a legislative package that would prevent sexual predators from being hired at schools by enforcing a thorough vetting process. In a special hearing to discuss misconduct in schools and how it should be reported, four bills were approved unanimously. The bills now await action from the New Jersey Senate, according to a news release from the Assembly Democrats. 

A small fire caused by a faulty heating unit at Shell gas station on Easton Avenue was quickly assessed by the New Brunswick Fire Department before any further damages occur. 
2/19/2018 3:25pm

Fire at Shell gas station on Easton Avenue

At approximately 1 p.m., there was a minor fire at Shell gas station on Easton Avenue. The New Brunswick Fire Department (NBFD), the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) and emergency medical services were found at the scene.

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