Saturday, May 18, 2013
Expect traffic on River Road, George Street and College Avenue and Route 18, according to the college.
Rutgers’ 247th universitywide Commencement will begin rain or shine at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus in Piscataway. The ceremony is expected to conclude around 2 p.m. and will be followed by collegiate and departmental convocations and receptions on the Busch and Livingston campuses in Piscataway, and on the College Avenue and Cook/Douglass campuses in New Brunswick. With an estimated 14,302 graduates, plus thousands of family members, friends and well-wishers from the Rutgers community, a crowd as large as 40,000 might fill the stadium for the free event. Commencement draws much additional traffic to the area. Travelers should expect delays on local streets and on Route 18 in the vicinity …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hermann comes from the University of Louisville, where she worked as Tom Jurich's number two.
A woman is now at the helm of the Rutgers University athletics department for the first time in Rutgers history, following the hiring of new AD Julie Hermann. Hermann was introduced to the public on Wednesday at a press conference at the Rutgers Visitor Center. She comes from the University of Louisville, where she served as the executive senior associate director of athletics under acclaimed AD Tom Jurich. According to a press release from Rutgers, Hermann brings 30 years of experience to the position, supervising 20 sports at Louisville and supervising the department while the university won the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball national championship and two BCS Bowls and went to the NCAA women’s basketball national championship in 2009 and …
Monday, May 13, 2013
It is the largest donation ever to be given from the foundation to Rutgers, according to the university.
The impending integration of Rutgers University with most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has received a major financial boost – a $12.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the university and the foundation announced. The grant – the largest single gift that Rutgers has ever received from the foundation – will support a wide range of initiatives that are essential to integration, including: The grant, from one of New Jersey’s most prestigious foundations, is the latest example of strong statewide support for integration. “To our knowledge, the integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ is among the largest ever undertaken in higher education,” said Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi. “Combining the …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Three Rutgers students were chosen to receive scholarships of $1,500 or $2,500.
Rutgers AAUP-AFT has announced the recipients of of the Wells H. Keddie Scholarship for 2013. The organization provided the following descriptions of the student honorees: According to the organization, the scholarship was established in 2005 to honor the late Wells H. Keddie, a Labor Studies professor at Rutgers, and past president of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has taken over for Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in conducting an independent review of the Rutgers basketball program.
Rutgers University announced Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP will take over for Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in conducting an independent review of the men’s basketball program. As previously announced, the review will examine the university’s handling of issues leading to the April 3 dismissal of head basketball coach Mike Rice. The selection of Skadden by the Board of Governors follows the decision by Cahill Gordon to resign from the assignment. In its letter of resignation, Cahill Gordon cited “a development that could give rise to a perception of a lack of impartiality.” “We discovered after the announcement of the engagement that the Connell Foley firm, which represented Cahill as local counsel in litigation in New Jersey, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Police have arrested and charged eight people with a number of offenses, including arson, underage drinking, obstruction and disorderly conduct.
The party is long over, but local authorities continue to seek party goers at last month's "Delafest" that ended in chaos on a city street. According to a press release from the New Brunswick Police Department, eight people have so far been charged with criminal violations, with an additional 16 summonses being handed out. On April 13, police responded to a large party on Delafield Street between Bristol and Courtlandt streets, where more than 200 people were present, the majority being Rutgers students. Police attempted to disperse the crowd, and returned with riot shields and pepper spray to break up the crowd, some of which threw bottles at the officers and set a couch on fire, according to previous police reports. Three people were …
Last year's Project Move-Out efforts kept 50 tons of bulk waste out of landfills, according to Rutgers.
The current semester at Rutgers University is nearing a close, and the university and the city are again asking students to work with them on managing the amount of bulk waste that will be left behind. Project Move-Out is a joint effort between the city of New Brunswick and Rutgers for the purpose of proper disposal of bulk waste left by students moving out of their residences at the end of the semester. Last year's roll-out of the program resulted in 300 students registering for waste disposal assistance and 50 tons of bulk waste being recycled or properly disposed of, said Dave DeHart, Associate Director of Environmental Services at Rutgers. Free curbside pickup can be scheduled through the program by registering by May 22. Bulk waste, …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The four professors were among 84 who received the NAS honor.
This is a news release from Rutgers University. Four Rutgers professors are among 84 distinguished researchers elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences this year, one of the highest honors an American scientist or engineer can achieve. The anthropologist and three physicists will bring the number of Rutgers faculty who are members or foreign associates of this prestigious organization to 24. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Did you attend Rutgers Day? Share your photos and stories here on Patch!
Rutgers Day 2013 drew a record crowd Saturday, with 83,000 attending the fifth annual event, according to the university. The event was an opportunity to get out on a beautiful day and enjoy great music, great food, and to enjoy a variety of free activities, performances, exhibits and attractions highlighting the state university. Visitors also explored the plant sale and visited the livestock barns during Ag Field Day and were immersed in music and culture at the NJ Folk Festival. Were you there? Show us your photos!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rutgers alumnus and NBA coach Jordan takes the place of Mike Rice.
By welcoming home the admired "Fast Eddie", Rutgers University took a step in the next direction of the Rutgers basketball program on Tuesday by introducing new head basketball coach Eddie Jordan. Jordan, 58, takes the job of former head coach Mike Rice, who was fired in April after a video of unorthodox and abusive coaching methods was made public. The Rutgers athletics department continues to pick up the pieces following the fallout of the scandal, which also caused the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti and assistant basketball coach Jimmy Martelli. Jordan is a graduate of the Rutgers University class of 1977, where he was an acclaimed basketball player. According to a press release from Rutgers, Jordan holds the record of …