November 3, 2015 |
Abigail Anderson had it all figured: With multiple loans, a work-study job and scholarships, she could pay for Immaculata University for all four years. Not anymore. Anderson, a freshman majoring in fashion merchandising, found out recently that after this year she will lose her federal Perkins loan, which amounts to almost $2,000. "It changes everything," said the Magnolia, Del., native, who will have to look for other scholarships, or turn to her parents, whom she said can't afford it. "Every little amount counts.
September 25, 2015 |
Arthur Z. Kamin, 84, a longtime newspaperman in New Jersey who also was chairman of the Rutgers University board of trustees, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, at a retirement community in Red Bank, N.J. Mr. Kamin, who previously lived in Fair Haven, N.J., died of Parkinson's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disorder. He was editor of the Red Bank Daily Register from 1965 to the mid-1980s. "We were watchdogs in the public interest," he said in a 2000 interview.
September 22, 2015 |
Arthur Winkler, 71, of Rockbridge Baths, Va., a lawyer, public official, health executive, and president of Garden State Park racetrack in Cherry Hill in the 1990s, died of a brain disease at home on Sept. 12. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Winkler graduated from Millburn High School in Essex County in 1962, and earned a bachelor's in history in 1966 and a law degree in 1969, both at Rutgers University. When Richard Chait roomed with Mr. Winkler at Rutgers in the 1960s, "we were the backcourt duo on the basketball team," Chait said.
September 18, 2015 |
There was a meeting in front of the Princeton Public Library, miles from the Rutgers campus, between the Rutgers head football coach and a Rutgers professor, the coach purposely not wearing any Rutgers gear so he wouldn't be recognized in public. That's your latest from Rutgers University, straight from a Rutgers internal investigation report. Rutgers coach Kyle Flood wanted to see if a grade could be changed for cornerback Nadir Barnwell. The athletic department's academic advisers directly involved in the case said they had advised Flood against contacting the professor - and they ultimately blew the whistle.
September 16, 2015 |
Alumni of most colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey earn more than the national average, according to new data released over the weekend by the U.S. Department of Education. The data release, part of the White House "College Scorecard" initiative to make college statistics readily available online, includes information on the median earnings of students after 10 years and median federal debt of graduates. Nationally, former students of either two- or four-year degree programs who received federal financial aid earn $34,343 annually 10 years after graduating.
September 10, 2015 |
In 1944, before anyone knew what DNA looked like, a young graduate student sought to learn more about genetic mutations by irradiating 50,000 bacteria with ultraviolet light. Most of the cells in Evelyn M. Witkin's petri dishes died in the process. But four were somehow resistant, and her subsequent insights would prove fundamental in helping the world understand how living things protect themselves from radiation and DNA damage. On Tuesday, Witkin, 94, was honored with a prestigious Lasker award for her long career, the last decades of which took place at Rutgers University.
September 6, 2015 |
Update: Rutgers has dismissed five players, including Andre Boggs, from its football team following their arrests earlier this week. Coach Kyle Flood announced the dismissals about 10 minutes before the Scarlet Knights' season opener against Norfolk State. Kicked off the team were defensive backs Nadir Barnwell, Boggs, Ruhann Peele, Delon Stephenson and fullback Razohnn Gross. Barnwell, Boggs and Stephenson were slated to be starters. -Associated Press Original Story: Andre Boggs was a point of pride for residents in the Coatesville Area School District in 2013, and you can still see his football highlights on YouTube.
September 5, 2015 |
Four Rutgers University football players were charged Thursday in connection with an allegedly unprovoked assault, during which a 19-year-old man's jaw was broken. Another player, cornerback Andre Boggs of Coatesville, was also charged in several home invasions and armed robberies of fellow students, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Anthony Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced the charges against Boggs, cornerback Ruhann Peele, defensive tackle Razohnn Gross, safety Delon Stephenson, and cornerback Nadir Barnwell.
August 11, 2015 |
New Jersey had three law schools last month. Now it has two. Rutgers University learned July 31 that the American Bar Association had signed off on merging the university's two law schools, completing a years-long process of creating a unified school. The merger took effect immediately. Born of the Camden law school formed in 1926 and the Newark law school formed in 1908, Rutgers Law School is now one of the largest in the nation, school officials say, with about 120 faculty members and 1,100 students.
July 10, 2015 |
When mating prospects are grim, certain females in Jersey Shore waters appear to have developed a clever strategy: changing sex. That is what Rutgers University scientists think is happening with black sea bass, apparently in response to declining numbers of males. The ability to take a swim on the wild side has been shown previously in lab studies, both in black sea bass and a few other marine species. Now the Rutgers team has shown it happens in the ocean. With the help of Jersey Shore boat captains, the researchers have been tagging, recapturing, and studying hundreds of the fish.