April 11, 2014 |
STRATFORD Gov. Christie will be the speaker at Rowan University's undergraduate commencement ceremony May 16, the school announced Wednesday. The move was approved by the university's board of trustees at its meeting Wednesday. Arthur Levine, the president of the Princeton-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation, was chosen to speak at the university's graduate commencement May 15. University administrators credited Christie and last year's commencement speaker, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
March 9, 2014 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Embracing criticism about its selection, Rutgers University affirmed Friday that it will host former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the commencement speaker at its New Brunswick campus graduation in May. The university's board of governors approved Rice - and $35,000 compensation - at a Feb. 4 meeting. In the weeks since, criticism has emerged through opinions in the student newspaper, an online petition, and most recently, a resolution passed Feb. 27 by the campus' Faculty Council.
February 15, 2014 |
As Rutgers University considered hiring a high-profile academic for its nationally prominent philosophy department, it was unaware he had been accused by a Northwestern University student of sexual harassment, a Rutgers spokesman said Thursday. The student, a female undergraduate majoring in journalism, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Northwestern alleging "deliberate indifference and retaliation in handling her sexual assault complaint" against professor Peter Ludlow. Ludlow is not named in the suit, which accuses Northwestern of a Title IX violation as not providing "an educational environment free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
February 6, 2014 |
NEWARK, N.J. Rutgers University's board of governors on Tuesday approved a five-year strategic plan that, among other things, outlines the mission of each of its three campuses. "Rutgers University-Camden excels at engaging its student body and the surrounding community," the plan reads, noting especially the campus' "educational and economic impact in South Jersey and Delaware Valley. " The 15-member board formally approved the plan Tuesday afternoon at a regularly scheduled meeting.
January 21, 2014 |
After months of tense political negotiations and public outcry, a proposed merger of Rutgers University's Camden campus and Rowan University was scuttled. In its place was a compromise: A joint board would be created so the two schools would work together in Camden on health sciences programs. But the plan has been slow to move forward - the law that created the board took effect July 1, but two of the seven board members have not yet been appointed. Meanwhile, politicians have worked for months behind the scenes to give the board more power.
January 8, 2014 |
As the planet warms, one of the biggest questions is how fast sea level will rise. A team of Rutgers University researchers has attempted to answer that question and localize it by studying past sea-level rise along the East Coast, as well as other factors that could influence what happens along the New Jersey Shore. In recently published studies, they conclude that sea level at the Shore - already rising faster than at any time in the last 4,300 years - could go up by 11 to 15 inches more than the global average by 2100.
December 28, 2013 |
After Rutgers University's president sent a letter to President Obama inviting him to deliver the 2016 commencement address, the school reached out to two prominent alumni - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Sen. Robert Menendez - to lobby further. Pallone and Menendez, both Democrats, graduated from the law school at Rutgers-Newark, Pallone in 1978 and Menendez in 1979. The two rallied the state's congressional delegation, which Monday sent a letter to Obama encouraging him to accept the invitation.
December 14, 2013 |
WEST CHESTER West Chester University has again been named one of the nation's top values for public colleges and universities, according to Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine. Each year since 2008 the Chester County school has made the list, which ranks institutions based on quality of education and overall cost to students. This year, West Chester is ranked 77th among the top 100 schools. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is No. 1 on the list. The University of Delaware is No. 32. The College of New Jersey is 34th, Rutgers University 47th, and Pennsylvania State University 53d. The list is compiled using data from 600 public schools, with criteria such as the admission rate; test scores of incoming students; graduation rates; and costs of tuition and room and board.
December 5, 2013 |
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Rutgers University continues to lag its peer institutions in areas such as selectivity of admissions, financial stability, and perceived prestige of academic programs, president Robert L. Barchi said Tuesday. Speaking at a meeting of the board of governors, the more powerful of the school's two governing boards, Barchi painted a complicated picture of the university's health in his "final update" on a strategic planning initiative launched a year ago. "This was a tough thing to do. It's always easier to talk about your strengths," Barchi said.
October 12, 2013 |
William Capella Jr., 89, of Mount Laurel, who retired in 1988 as a financial controller for the Army Communications Electronics Command at the former Fort Monmouth, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, of cancer at home. Born in Bristol Borough, Mr. Capella graduated from Bristol High School and served in the Navy during World War II as a signalman on Merchant Marine ships carrying supplies across the Atlantic to Europe. Mr. Capella "would stand next to the captain and relay the messages from other ships to the captain," his son, William A., said.