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University President Jonathan Holloway announced today that Rutgers will be an amicus on the lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachussetts Institute of Technology against the policy requiring international students to return home while taking a full course load entirely online.
University President Robert L. Barchi said in an announcement today that certain members of the administration will take a four-month pay cut and portions of the University's reserve funds will be utilized to help make up financial losses due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Thomas Prusa, professor in the Department of Economics, was the first speaker in the Scarlet Speakers in the Heart of Your Home virtual series. He focused on discussing the facts that are currently known, the federal government's response as well as the potential short-term and long-term effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the economy.
Martin Blaser, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and professor in the Department of Medicine and Microbiology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, said that while fabric masks may not be 100 percent effective, they still aid in keeping people away from one another.
Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Robert Asaro-Angelo said they are paying benefits to approximately 300,000 New Jersey residents and have been working to find solutions for common problems in the state's unemployment system.
Andrew Brooks, chief operating officer and director of technology development at RUCDR and professor in the Department of Genetics, said allowing patients to collect their own saliva sample will help healthcare providers stay safe.