June 12, 2015 |
Students at Burlington County College will soon find themselves at a new school: Rowan College at Burlington County. As part of a new partnership with Rowan University, BCC will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County, the schools announced Wednesday. This marks the second such partnership Rowan has made with a community college, following one that saw Gloucester County College change its name to Rowan College at Gloucester County last year. The schools will make a formal announcement Thursday; their respective trustee boards authorized the partnership agreement Wednesday.
June 10, 2015 |
A $1 million donation to Rowan University will help 50 low-income New Jersey students pay for their college educations, while a high school support program will help them get there. The donation comes from Robert O. Carr, who cofounded a Princeton-based credit-card processing company and started a scholarship program, Give Something Back Foundation, in 2001 in his native Illinois. "Rowan fits into our organization's goals and objectives: To have a school that's for working-class people, for students who are the first in their families to ever go to college.
June 6, 2015 |
Rhys H. Craver Sr. grew up in coal country in northeastern Pennsylvania, and it made him "a tough guy," son Rhys H. Jr. said. In college, he was on the football and wrestling teams. And he was compassionate enough, his son said, that once during his college teaching days, "when a janitor needed a new dryer" for his clothes, "he gave him ours" and bought another. On Tuesday, June 2, Mr. Craver, 85, who retired in 1991 as a chemistry professor at Rowan University, died of dementia at his home in Stone Harbor, N.J. Born in Pittston, Mr. Craver graduated in 1947 from Forty Fort High School.
May 31, 2015 |
William Eugene Fritz, 77, of Moorestown, a longtime cross-country and track and field coach at Rowan University, died Thursday, May 28, during a medical procedure at Cooper University Hospital, his wife said. He retired from the university last year. Ringo Adamson, the head women's track and cross-country coach at Rowan, recalled Mr. Fritz's encouraging him to do well in high school. Adamson then ran for Mr. Fritz in college. Adamson's oldest son was born while he was at Rowan, and Mr. Fritz would give him money out of his own pocket to pay for food.
April 19, 2015 |
Nick and Rob DePersia have been playing basketball together for their whole lives. They have decided to continue in college. The DePersia twins, four-year varsity players for Haddonfield High School, have decided to attend Rowan University to study engineering and play basketball for the Profs. "We had some opportunities to do some other things individually," Nick DePersia said. "But we feel like we bring out the best in each other. " The twins both scored more than 1,000 career points and led Haddonfield to four consecutive Colonial Conference Liberty Division titles.
April 16, 2015 |
Rowan University announced Tuesday that its 34 public safety officers have begun using body cameras. The devices will be activated when officers respond to incidents, including theft, assault, and illegal alcohol or drug use, which are the most common offenses on campus. Rowan says it is the first university in New Jersey to have officers use the cameras. It paid $95,000 for the cameras and for electronic space to store the footage. Rowan pulled money from its general fund, which includes tuition dollars, to cover the costs, university officials said.
March 11, 2015 |
Rowan University wants to do better: more freshmen coming back as sophomores, more students passing all classes in the right sequence, more students graduating in four years. Within a few years, according to current plans, every Rowan student will meet regularly with an assigned professional academic adviser and a faculty mentor, with the goal of boosting retention and graduation rates. "If we are going to maximize the impact of education and minimize its cost, then make sure that as many people who come in graduate with a degree and do so in as little time as possible.
February 27, 2015 |
Growing up in Shanghai, Qingjia Edward Wang never thought he would one day write a book about chopsticks. To him, chopsticks were just eating utensils. But when Wang, now a history professor at Rowan University, was teaching his then-5-year-old son, Maxwell, how to use chopsticks, he decided to look for information about them. To his surprise, little was available in English. Wang, whose research focuses primarily on historiography, the study of how history is written, decided the topic was worth pursuing.
February 21, 2015 |
By directly spending $650 million each year, Rowan University generates a total economic impact in New Jersey of $1.23 billion, according to a report released Thursday. Rowan commissioned the report, hiring Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions to analyze the university's role in providing indirect economic support to the state - increased consumer spending by construction workers, for example, who work on campus projects. "Being an economic engine is so important, because we really have come to the realization no institution can survive and thrive, permanently and indefinitely, until the surrounding region - the region in which it is located - the population thrives as well," Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan's president, said at a press briefing.
February 17, 2015 |
Halfway through his studies at Camden's Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Jonathan Kanen is leaving, flying 3,500 miles away. Kanen has been named one of 40 U.S. recipients of the Gates Cambridge Scholarships program. An additional 55 students from outside the country each year receive grants to study at the University of Cambridge in any field. As Rowan University's first Gates Cambridge scholar, Kanen, 27, will wrap up his second year of medical school before taking off for three years to study for a Ph.D.