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Following an arrest for battery, Wendell Pierce, most famous for his role in "The Wire," will no longer speak at the Rutgers University - Newark commencement. The actor informed the school he would no longer be speaking, the school announced Monday.
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Wendell Pierce withdraws from Rutgers-Newark commencement, school announces Soledad O'Brien as new speaker

Wendell Pierce will no longer speak at the May 18 Rutgers University - Newark commencement. The actor, most famous for the wire, has recused himself as speaker after The Associated Press reported Pierce’s arrest at an Atlanta, Georgia hotel Saturday, the University announced in a press release Monday. Pierce was charged with simple battery and released on a bond of $1,000. In light of the arrest, some Rutgers - Newark Students were against having Pierce speak at their graduation.

Race relations are important to the 2016 presidential elections, said Nia-Malika Henderson, a senior political reporter for CNN.
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CNN political reporter discusses race in 2016 elections at Rutgers

In a time when non-white voters are an increasingly large voting bloc, race matters, at least for the presidency. The Institute for Women’s Leadership within the Eagleton Institute of Politics hosted a lecture by longtime political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson on Wednesday, who now serves as senior political reporter for CNN.

Fraynned Ramirez, 26, of Hartford Connecticut is wanted for the fatal shooting of Shani Patel, 21, a Rutgers-Newark student who was killed on April 10. He is presumed to be armed and dangerous.
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Suspect arrested, warrant issued for 2nd in Rutgers student shooting

One suspect has been arrested and charged for the murder of a Rutgers student on April 10. An arrest warrant has been issued for another suspect who remains at large, prosecutors said. The prosecutor’s office announced charges of murder, felony murder and robbery against Fraynned Ramirez, 26, of Hartford, Connecticut on Monday for the fatal shooting of Shani Patel, a 21-year-old Newark College of Arts and Sciences junior, and an unnamed Rutgers alumnus, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said in a press release. Ramirez remains at large and is presumed to be armed and dangerous, Murray said.

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Dr. Kamal Khan, directer of the Office of Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences, delivers an address at the organization's 30th anniversary banquet. During its existence, ODASIS has helped hundreds of students from disadvantaged backgrounds break into medicine, dentistry and other professional fields.
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Dr. Kamal Khan, directer of the Office of Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences, delivers an address at the organization's 30th anniversary banquet. During its existence, ODASIS has helped hundreds of students from disadvantaged backgrounds break into medicine, dentistry and other professional fields.

Nicholas Fong, left, and Michelle Lim performed as part of Sunday’s Chinanite, a charity fashion show that raised funds for children in China.
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Nicholas Fong, left, and Michelle Lim performed as part of Sunday’s Chinanite, a charity fashion show that raised funds for children in China.

The Rutgers College Republicans hosted the state convention on Saturday in the Wood Lawn Mansion on Douglass campus. Various elected officials came to discuss their work and national issues.
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The Rutgers College Republicans hosted the state convention on Saturday in the Wood Lawn Mansion on Douglass campus. Various elected officials came to discuss their work and national issues.

Vanessa’s Food Pantry, hosted at the Emanuel Lutheran Church near New Street, provides food for the homeless and other people in need.
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Vanessa’s Food Pantry, hosted at the Emanuel Lutheran Church near New Street, provides food for the homeless and other people in need.

Evan Covello, left, Justin Schulberg, center, and Shannon Chang, right, have won the 2016 elections for the Rutgers University Student Assembly. They will be sworn in on April 14 for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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Evan Covello, left, Justin Schulberg, center, and Shannon Chang, right, have won the 2016 elections for the Rutgers University Student Assembly. They will be sworn in on April 14 for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Hosted by Oxfam Rutgers, the University’s chapter of Oxfam International, OXFEST sought to engage the Rutgers community by providing them with a slew of cultural performances and a feast featuring cuisines from all corners of the globe. 
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Hosted by Oxfam Rutgers, the University’s chapter of Oxfam International, OXFEST sought to engage the Rutgers community by providing them with a slew of cultural performances and a feast featuring cuisines from all corners of the globe. 

Several groups held a vigil Tuesday night to remember the lives of three East-African men shot and killed last week in Fort Wayne, In., and a fourth victim shot by police Monday in Salt Lake City, Nv. He remains in critical condition.
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Several groups held a vigil Tuesday night to remember the lives of three East-African men shot and killed last week in Fort Wayne, In., and a fourth victim shot by police Monday in Salt Lake City, Nv. He remains in critical condition.

The Rutgers University Student Muslim Association met to discuss Islamophobia in their lives, especially after Sept. 11.
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The Rutgers University Student Muslim Association met to discuss Islamophobia in their lives, especially after Sept. 11.

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