Rutgers University—Newark professor Audrey Truschke is the subject of a second petition over her comments on Hindutva, a Hindu political ideology in India.

Rutgers professor faces new petition that wants to arrest her

Prominent organizations and intellectuals have come out in support of Rutgers University—Newark professor Audrey Truschke, who has faced intense scrutiny and a barrage of online backlash for comments over Hindutva, a form of Hindu nationalism that seeks to make India exclusively Hindu.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) said that he would like the legislature to enact $500 million in state-wide bonds to deal with the issue. 

NJ governor aims to eliminate lead pipes across state

A nonpartisan infrastructure advocacy group, Jersey Water Works, unveiled an approximately $2.3 billion plan to get rid of the state’s approximately 350,000 lead water service pipes over the next 10 years at an event attended by Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), according to an article on NJ Advance Media. 

Last February, the University received a $4 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Health, which allowed them to house the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence.

Government programs, people look to expand autism services

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump this past Monday. The bill was co-sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), said director of the New Jersey Center for Autism Excellence (NJACE) Dr. Elizabeth Torres, and sets aside $1.8 billion to cope with the challenges and critical needs of the autistic population.

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