September 21, 2016 |
Less than a quarter of New Jersey registered voters view Gov. Christie favorably, according to a new poll registering record-low ratings for the governor. Christie is seen favorably by 23 percent of New Jersey voters, down three points since April and seven points since last year, according to the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Monday. Sixty-seven percent of voters view Christie unfavorably, a new high during the governor's tenure, the poll found. It was conducted from Sept. 6 to 10. The Republican governor's job approval rating, meanwhile, was 26 percent - down five points in the Rutgers poll since April.
September 20, 2016 |
Some very basic ideas have shifted in Rutgers-Camden's financial aid philosophy this year. The school used to distribute aid on the basis of both financial need and merit; this year, it uncoupled the two into need-based grants and merit-based scholarships. As the first freshmen enter under the need-based program, Bridging the Gap, the university said first-year student enrollment has grown more than 50 percent, which it attributes largely to the program. "When I started, one of the things I saw was we had first-generation, low-income, working-class families, and the way our structure was set up when it came to even grant aid, it was based on having a merit component with it," said Craig Westman, who joined Rutgers-Camden in 2015 as head of enrollment management.
September 11, 2016 |
A New Jersey appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial for a former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his roommate during an intimate encounter. In a 61-page ruling, the court tossed bias-intimidation counts against Dharun Ravi because of changes in state law, and said he was entitled to a new trial on the remaining charges. The three-judge panel agreed with defense arguments that Ravi should not have been charged with bias crimes and that bias evidence was wrongfully used during his trial in 2012.
September 6, 2016 |
For months, the news about job growth has been good, at least nationally. But, until recently, it seemed as though the American people hadn't yet received the memo. Now, finally, there's a shift, with optimism on the rise, a Rutgers University study shows. Annette Reeves, 58, is feeling the mood. After many years of unemployment or underemployment, she started a full-time job in July. "I feel extremely confident," Reeves said. Like others caught in the recession, Reeves had lost her job, her house, and - almost - her spirit, a common effect of joblessness.
August 29, 2016 |
Bo Melton is a running back. He also is a wide receiver. "Sometimes, I'll even take a couple snaps at quarterback," said Melton, the Cedar Creek High School star. Ask Melton to name his position and he responds: "Athlete. " It looks like the Year of the Running Back in South Jersey football. It looks like the Year of the Rutgers resurgence in recruiting, too. Melton, the Inquirer offensive player of the year after leading Cedar Creek to the South Jersey Group 2 title in 2015, is front and center of both trends in the sport this season.
July 22, 2016 |
Rutgers University in-state undergraduates will pay more in tuition and fees next school year, but the increase is among the smallest in 25 years. The school's Board of Governors adopted a $3.9 billion budget for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday that includes a 1.7 percent increase in tuition and fees, the least since the 2011-12 school year, when they rose 1.55 percent . These are the only two years since at least 1991 that the increase has been under 2 percent. In the resolutions adopting the bumps, the university's main governing body described the increases as "modest" and "moderate.
July 18, 2016 |
INSIDE Antiterror ideas from Rutgers get a tryout in Belgium. Trudy Rubin, C1.
July 18, 2016 |
BRUSSELS - The terrorist who decimated a holiday crowd in Nice on Bastille Day was the latest incarnation of the nightmare confronting police in Brussels, Paris, Toulouse, Denmark, Orlando, and elsewhere. How do you prevent a lone wolf from wreaking havoc on a community when the police have no previous indication of his terrorist leanings? A team of security experts from Rutgers University, working with community leaders and police in Molenbeek, Brussels, thinks it has come up with an answer.
June 15, 2016 |
The Penn State football team is scheduled to host Temple at noon on Sept. 17, the school announced Monday. The Nittany Lions opened the 2015 season at Temple, and the Owls earned a 27-10 win. The last time Temple visited Beaver Stadium, in 2014, Penn State won, 30-13. Penn State also announced it will open the 2016 season in Beaver Stadium against Kent State on Sept. 3 at 3:30 p.m.. Both the Temple and Kent State games are to be shown on the Big Ten Network. The Nittany Lions had already announced a visit to Pittsburgh on Sept.
May 27, 2016 |
As Temple continues its moves toward an on-campus football stadium, here's a discussion the school's hierarchy should have: Would a campus stadium be opening a door Temple wants to keep shut? Like the rest of the American Athletic Conference, Temple would presumably jump at the chance to join a Power 5 league. That's where the money is. Right now, Temple isn't just the best option if a Power 5 league wants to add the Philadelphia market. It's the only option. And it's not far-fetched to think the Atlantic Coast Conference might someday want to add a local outpost.