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Eagleton poll gives insight into state opinion on Murphy's proposed tax, overall performance

(04/05/19 4:00am)

A joint Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University poll found a majority of New Jerseyans support Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D-N.J.) proposed tax on millionaires, but expressed mixed views on his overall performance as the state’s head. This was the first such polling partnership between the two institutions. 

Rutgers announces new officers for Board of Trustees

(04/04/19 4:29am)

Rutgers has elected its Board of Trustees Officers for 2019-2020, according to an article by Rutgers Today. The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of Governors and is comprised of 41 voting members: 20 charter members, 16 alumni members and five public members appointed by the governor of the state with confirmation by the New Jersey State Senate, and is headed by a chair and two vice-chairs. 

Barchi adds $20 M to diversity fund, union continues negotiations

(04/04/19 4:31am)

While the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) is recruiting students to join their cause and taking actions that “may potentially culminate in a strike later this month,” University President Robert L. Barchi announced an additional $20 million in strategic funding from his office through 2024, he announced in a university-wide email yesterday. The University’s Faculty Diversity Hiring Initiative initially promised $21.8 million in 2017 to go through 2021. 

Prosecutors to address sexual violence at Rutgers town hall in fall

(04/03/19 8:33pm)

Twenty-one county prosecutors in New Jersey will be holding community forums on local college campuses to address the issue of campus sexual violence this upcoming fall, according to a press release by the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety. This was announced during the New Jersey Conference on Campus Sexual Violence, an event hosted by the Center on Violence Against Women and Children in Somerset, New Jersey. 

Former Rutgers professor facing 160 charges alleges fraud, University framed him

(04/02/19 3:15am)

A former Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) professor and director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey who was charged on 160 counts of crimes, including recording 26 women and three other people in various states of undress, has filed a lawsuit stating that he was initially framed for being a whistleblower, according to an article by NJ Advance Media. 

Rutgers student assembly allocates funds for Meal Swipes for Charity

(04/01/19 3:03am)

The Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) voted to allocate funds for the Meal Swipe for Charity initiative to the New Brunswick organization Youth Empowerment Club at Thursday’s meeting. The assembly passed two new pieces of legislation as well, addressing the meningitis B outbreak and better access to open textbooks. 

Rutgers faculty union calls for additional $15 M toward new diversity initiative

(04/01/19 3:09am)

The Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) is asking for an additional $15 million for a Paul Robeson Diversity Hiring Initiative for 2019-2020 and 100 Paul Robeson fellowships for graduate students, according to a union document obtained by The Daily Targum. These funds would be added to University President Robert L. Barchi’s previously promised $21.7 million for diversity hiring through 2021.