April 16, 2016 |
President Obama will be the featured speaker at Rutgers University's commencement ceremony on the New Brunswick campus next month as the university celebrates its 250th anniversary. The university and the White House announced Obama's acceptance Thursday. The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Howard University in Washington also said the president would speak at their graduation ceremonies. They will be the final three commencement speeches Obama delivers as president.
April 10, 2016 |
University scholars who work under threat in countries that suppress academic freedom will be offered "safe haven" through a new endowment established in honor of Beau Biden, late son of the vice president. The $1 million gift, from an anonymous donor, will pay for one scholar each year to move to an American university and work free from danger. The Institute of International Education announced the gift Friday afternoon at a news conference at the University of Delaware's campus in Wilmington.
February 26, 2016 |
Nothing says New Jersey like a plump homegrown tomato. Researchers at Rutgers University say they have perfected an improved and juicier version, not found in supermarkets, that will delight discerning taste buds of tomato lovers. Home gardeners have a chance this spring to grow a new version of the famous, classic "Rutgers" variety, which became synonymous with the Jersey tomato for decades after it was released to the public in 1934. The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES)
February 25, 2016 |
Tide gauges show that average sea levels have been steadily rising since the late 1800s, a worrisome trend that scientists blame on emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. But what about the centuries before then, when those gauges were mostly nonexistent? Part of the answer, a team of researchers reported this week, lies in the salt marshes of South Jersey. In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, authors calculated sea levels over thousands of years by analyzing cores of sediment from the salt marshes and 23 other geological sites around the world.
February 15, 2016 |
Cynthia Roberts, 62, former director of the Parent-Infant Center in West Philadelphia, and a dynamic leader in the University City community, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, of complications from pancreatic cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Ms. Roberts, along with her husband, Inquirer politics editor Daniel R. Biddle, was a fixture in the Spruce Hill neighborhood for more than 30 years - as a tireless civic worker and the driving force behind the revival of Clark Park, just a few blocks from the couple's home.
February 6, 2016 |
TRENTON - John J. Hoffman, who has served as New Jersey's acting attorney general for more than two years, will leave the Christie administration in March to become senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers University. The school's president, Robert L. Barchi, said Thursday that he was "deeply impressed by John's intelligence and legal acumen, the wide range of statutory and regulatory issues he has handled, and his record of excellence in state and federal service. " Hoffman, 50, is scheduled to begin at Rutgers on March 14, Barchi said.
January 14, 2016 |
When it asks for its piece of the state funding pie, Rutgers University's facilities wish list will be heavy on renovation. The university's board of governors has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to sign off on a slew of projects for which it will seek $98.5 million in state funding. New Jersey has prepared a $180 million round of bond funding, a continuation of a pot that in 2013 allocated more than $1.3 billion to higher education construction and infrastructure projects. That money came from several sources, including a 2012 bond referendum authorizing $750 million.
January 13, 2016 |
Archbishop Wood quarterback Anthony Russo has backed out of his commitment from Rutgers and reopened his recruitment, he announced Monday night on Twitter. "The past few weeks praying and sitting down with my family, we have decided that it is in my best interest to decommit from Rutgers University," the 6-foot-4, 225-pounder wrote. It is expected that new Rutgers coach Chris Ash will run a spread attack with a dual-threat QB at the controls. That likely played a part in Russo's decision.
December 17, 2015
In the Region Airport leadership team set Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced Tuesday the leadership team at Philadelphia International Airport that will work with new airport CEO Chellie Cameron, whom Kenney on Dec. 3 appointed to the top job, effective after he officially becomes the city's leader on Jan. 4. Folasade "Sade" A. Olanipekun-Lewis, chief financial officer for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, will shift to the newly created...
December 14, 2015 |
Gary Melton knew his middle son was ready to take his football career to another level by his sleeping patterns last summer. Or perhaps by his non-sleeping patterns. "I asked him, 'Where do you want to go with this football thing?' " said Gary Melton, a former football and track star at Absegami High School who played three seasons of football for Rutgers University from 1989 to 1991. "He said he wanted to take it as far as he could. "So I said, 'OK, I get up at 5 every morning.