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Rutgers student found dead in Orange Park

(04/17/20 9:02pm)

Yasir Williams, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, was reported missing on March 29 after leaving his home in East Orange, according to a statement from the Office of the County Prosecutor in Essex County. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Orange Public Safety Director Todd Warren announced Williams’s body was found in a pond in the City of Orange Township on Saturday, according to the statement.

NJ Department of Labor implements measures to better address state unemployment claims

(04/14/20 10:02pm)

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has begun to implement various changes to the state’s unemployment system to better handle the large number of claims due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, including upgrading computer technology, adding more personnel and boosting phone capacity, according to a press release.

Oliver joins coalition of lt. governors to advocate for lift of blood donation ban

(04/14/20 9:14pm)

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver (D-N.J.) has joined a coalition of lieutenant governors throughout the country who are advocating for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift the three-month wait period gay, bisexual, queer and transgender men have to follow before being able to donate blood, according to a press release.

Ruth Mandel, voice for women in politics at Rutgers, dies at 81

(04/12/20 9:28pm)

Ruth Mandel, a Board of Governors professor of politics, died on Saturday from ovarian cancer, according to a University-wide email. She also founded and directed the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, as well as later serving as the institute’s director.

Coronavirus drive-through testing site to open in Middlesex County near Livingston Campus

(03/31/20 11:25pm)

In partnership with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), officials in Middlesex County are opening a drive-through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing site on Wednesday minutes away from Livingston Campus, according to a press release. The site will be located at the New Jersey MVC Kilmer Vehicle Inspection Center at 33 Kilmer Road in Edison.

NJ issues restrictions to prevent drugs shortages of potential coronavirus treatments

(03/31/20 11:25pm)

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs issued an Administrative Order yesterday, restricting the prescription and dispense disbursement of medications that may be a potential treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a press release. This was done to address concerns for a possible shortage of these medications.