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Rutgers University

July 9, 2023

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Corporate executives rushing about in their starched dress shirts, hospital workers out for a stroll in their scrubs, restaurant workers hustling to work with aprons in hand and moms leisurely pushing strollers. Rediet Mereke witnesses a cross-section of humanity in her walk ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Francine Conway will shed the title of provost to focus on her work as chancellor, including overseeing Rutgers-New Brunswick’s administrative, academic and research operations. Conway, who spent the past two years serving under the hybrid “chancellor-provost” title, will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Nikki McCray-Penson, who served as an assistant coach on the Rutgers women’s basketball team last season, has died, the university reports. McCray-Penson, a former WNBA All-Star and a two-time Olympic gold medal winner who was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers-led consortium has been awarded $18 million to help tobacco regulators by providing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with real-time data on tobacco and nicotine marketing, products, and consumer behaviors. “Nothing like this has ever been attempted before now,” ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Police are investigating the death of a male student who was found on the Rutgers University campus in Piscataway, according to authorities. No further details were released, including on which campus he was found, but Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Rutgers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating after a man reported that he was robbed by two men wearing ski masks near the intersection of Easton Avenue and Hamilton Street. One of the two men had a knife, according to a safety alert from the New Brunswick Police Department. The incident ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Transparency in the labeling of the peanut butter that claims it’s healthy, the crackers that boast of being whole grain or the millions of other items lining your local supermarket shelves can be a matter of life or death. Requiring updated front-of-the-package food labeling ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Millicent Hyman woke up to the reality that she had reached a milestone in her journey toward a college degree that began decades ago on her family’s farm in Jamaica, where she and her nine siblings raised pigs and goats and grew sugar cane and bananas. Along the way to Rutgers’ ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Sheryl Lee Ralph was interviewed to join Rutgers College's first class of undergraduate women in 1972, she was asked one serious question: What would she do in a bathroom with urinals? “Use the toilet,” she responded. Logical and concise, that answer must have been ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Journey Berry majored in geography and geology and will be heading to Alaska to study melting glaciers to complete her research project.  Mike Theka is taking his hard-earned degree in mechanical engineering and going to commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If Monday afternoon’s news conference was about spiking the football on new four-year labor contracts for 9,000 Rutgers educators, researchers, clinicians and librarians, then the members of the Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union were practically doing a touchdown dance. These ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A Rutgers-New Brunswick senior has graduated from the Governor’s STEM Scholars program – a rigorous initiative aimed at inspiring the next generation of innovators in a state that is home base for 13 of the world’s 20 largest pharmaceutical companies and boasts the biggest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a burglary that reportedly occurred at the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Office – the home base for the more than 70 such organizations on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus. The burglary of the offices at 84 College ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jacqueline Giz’s graduation from the Rutgers Honors College represents more than a milestone in her academic career. It’s another step forward in a personal path toward a graduate in art history – the same degree her mom, Kimberly, was working toward when she died in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers' faculty union leaders voted Sunday to approve language for a contract that, if ratified by nearly 9,000 members, would end 10 months of impasse negotiations with the university that turned into the first-ever faculty strike on its three campuses. About 50 members of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A trio of Rutgers University students took 2nd place in the Edward J. Bloustein and Future Healthcare Administrators 2023 Case Study Competition. Hamza Choudhry and Nadia Ahmed, who are EMTs with the River Road Rescue Squad in Piscataway, teamed with Iman Shahid to win the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - It rained heavily on Saturday, April 29.  Yet Rutgers Day continued on. The outdoor, annual festival was moved inside, still featuring more than 500 programs, demonstrations and exhibits that showcased all that is offered at the university's New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University and three unions representing 9,000 educators, researchers and clinicians have taken another step toward labor peace. The bargaining teams for Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union and AAUP-BHSNJ have voted to recommend contract language that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Each blade of grass on the lawn in front of Winants Hall has been cut, trimmed and edged with surgical precision. Pansies bursting in yellows, purples and pinks are arranged in pretty little rows. The lush, leafy trees look like ladies in fancy green frocks – perhaps ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Members of a union representing 1,300 or so essential health care workers at Rutgers called on the administration to meet their contract demands before the Board of Governors meeting on Thursday, April 20. Their impassioned appeals for a new contract that includes a bump in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sheryl Lee Ralph, an Emmy Award-winning actress, Broadway star, and Rutgers College alumna, will be awarded an honorary doctor of fine arts degree when she addresses graduates at the 257th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Maddison Van Der Mark didn’t realize the public service work she had been doing most of her life – serving her country on active duty as a sergeant in the Army, volunteering to teach boxing to at-risk youth and tutoring veterans in writing – weren’t just hobbies until the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 1,000 or so Rutgers faculty members who were breathlessly joining a noon Zoom meeting a few minutes early may have heard Carla Katz apologize for wearing a hat. For the vice president of non-full-time, non-tenured-track faculty, a snazzy, tan fedora to cover some tangled ...

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TRENTON, NJ – It appears the first faculty strike in Rutgers University's 257-year history is over. Negotiators for the school administration and unions representing about 9,000 faculty members have reached a framework on economic issues, officials announced. The agreement on new contracts ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A faculty member dabbed the top of his clean-shaven head with a bandana before pouring every last drop from his water bottle onto his standard-issue red strike T-shirt. He and the 300 or so others who lined the picket lines on College Avenue were feeling the heat in more ways ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The family that lives at 129 French St. gave quizzical looks through their living room windows. Inside, a mother could be seen shrugging to a boy wearing Sponge Bob pajamas. Their little patch of a front porch, at least for a few minutes on Thursday afternoon, became the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The main entrance to the Alexander Library, where Sherri Farber serves as the information literacy instruction librarian, is 37 steps – and a world away - from the SCILS Building, where students study toward their master of information degree. The strange reality is that ...

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Rutgers University students are taking sides in the three-day-old faculty strike and things are getting heated both on campus and in group chats.  A Tuesday evening midterm for engineering students was disrupted by other students who entered the classroom and refused to leave.  A student ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representative told about 1,000 faculty members and students assembled in Voorhees Mall that Gov. Phil Murphy had imposed a deadline for Rutgers administration and faculty negotiators to work out a labor deal. A spokesperson from Murphy's office later denied that he ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The union representing more than 2,500 administrators at Rutgers – workers vital to the daily functions in every corner of the university – has taken the first step toward declaring a strike. Christine O’Connell, the president of Rutgers Administrators-American Federation of ...

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