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. 

The Asbury Park Press reported in June that the state had approved the largest wind-energy farm in the U.S. off the Jersey Shore. Ultimately powering approximately 500,000 homes, the first phase of the project is expected to open in 2024.

Rutgers professor receives more than $1 M. for wind turbine research

A $1,356,872 grant has been awarded to Onur Bilgen, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop new technologies for offshore wind turbines, according to a School of Engineering press release.

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.

The tree memorializing Vasvary is a Parrotia persica tree, planted in May 5, 2000. It is located in front of Blake Hall on the Cook campus, according to the Department of Entomology's website.

Landscaper from Cook College has tree named in his honor

A tree in front of Blake Hall memorializes Dr. Louis M. Vasvary, who was a retiree from Cook College (now known as School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) for his dedication and hard work to help the landscape, tree and ornamental industry here in New Jersey, according to the Department of Entomology's website.

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