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Rutgers researchers said that exotic sources, such as the bear saliva, are largely unexplored in advancing the study of antibiotics. The bear’s saliva was tested to see if it contained harmful bacteria.

Every Sept. 17, Constitution Day honors the 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention who, representing 12 states, signed the United States Constitution during 1787 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Four New Brunswick schools were found to have excessive lead levels at 29 water sources during June and July. The school district has since issued a new report citing that all but two of the sources have been reduced to the average parts per billion of 15.

Each year, US News and World Report issues its list of Nationally Ranked Universities. Rutgers—New Brunswick placed 13 spots higher this year than last, Rutgers—Newark jumped 18 spots from last year’s list. 

Students and University benefactors alike can rest easy knowing that Rutgers has been reaccredited for meetings standards set forth to ensure its commitment to quality education.  

Last week’s “Trans Youth Forum” featured educators versed in inclusiveness teaching and counseling, alongside numerous panels, which focused on transgender education and how cisgender people can work to be better allies

“The Vagina Monologues” has been hailed as “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade” by The New York Times and translated into 48 different languages across 140 countries. The show had a three-performance run at Rutgers this past weekend. 

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA at sunset.

Anita Hill began her career during a time when female political candidates were on a rise. In 1992 she accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and testified in court. Since then, she has become a leading figure in the Time’s Up movement.

Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, is also the founding CEO of Virgin mobile and served on the University’s Board of Trustees between 2006 and 2012. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at this year’s graduation. 

Junot Diaz, author and Rutgers alumnus, speaks out about the sexual abuse he experienced as a child and its impact on his adult life to The New Yorker. Diaz said that his admission into Rutgers University saved his life.

Rutgers will advance to the next round of the Tinder SwipeOff. Sixteen schools will compete to have the most right swipes until April 17 when a winner will be announced. 

Eric Houghtaling (D-NJ-11th), a sponsor of the bill, said that research is an important aspect of ending the gun violence epidemic and keeping New Jersey residents safe.

After a former student asked that he verify an online listing, Gary Rendsburg, professor and Blanche and Irving Laurie chair of Jewish History in the Department of Jewish Studies, was able to verify that the item was, in fact, a 1,000-year-old Torah.

In an email to the Rutgers community, University Chancellor Debasish Dutta asked that students show kindness and solidarity to one another following the appearance of viral flyers calling for violence against Muslim people.

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