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April 19, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francis L. Lawrence, 75, who served as president of Rutgers University from 1990 to 2002, died Tuesday, April 16, in his Mount Laurel home, the university said Wednesday. A cause of death was not disclosed. Dr. Lawrence oversaw a period of sweeping changes at the state's flagship public university, including the implementation of the school's first long-term strategic plan, "A New Vision for Excellence," and the establishment of more than 50 new undergraduate and graduate degree programs and more than 45 research centers and institutes, the school said.
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April 11, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The president of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia was named the 20th president of Rutgers University at one of the most controversial times in the flagship state school's history. Robert L. Barchi, a Philadelphia native who has run the health sciences university since 2004 and was due to step down this summer, was approved by both the Board of Governors and Rutger's board of trustees at a special meeting Wednesday morning on the main campus in New Brunswick. Culminating a nine-month search process, Barchi will begin at the more than 58,000-student Rutgers system on Sept.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
NOW HERE'S the kind of husband every woman should cherish. Carlis F. Cook Jr. would prepare gourmet meals just for his wife, Aqila - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Imagine breakfast in bed served by a doting husband! Eat your hearts out, ladies! But Carlis loved to cook, and who better to express his talents upon than a receptive family? Carlis Cook, an optician and longtime maintenance supervisor for Rutgers University, Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and loving family man, died last Wednesday.
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November 30, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rutgers University severed its ties to the sports apparel giant Adidas Group on Monday, responding to student concerns about the company's obligation to workers at a former Indonesian manufacturing plant. The company is no longer licensed to use the Rutgers name or logos, university spokesman E.J. Miranda said. After the campus bookstores' stock of Adidas gear is sold, it will not be reordered. Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi announced the decision in a letter to Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops, which began an anti-Adidas campaign in August.
SPORTS
March 1, 1996 | By John McBride, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The NJSIAA boys' and girls' individual swimming championships will begin tonight at Rutgers University with the boys' preliminaries at 6 p.m. The girls' preliminaries are set for tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Finals for both are slated for 5:30 p.m. The boys' diving championships are scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at Trenton State College, the girls' competition for Thursday at 5 p.m. 200 MEDLEY RELAY. Cherry Hill West's boys will be chasing Hunterdon Central and Mountain Lakes.
LIVING
March 27, 1996 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, FOR THE INQUIRER
Julius Lazarus knew what it felt like to be an outcast. He was a Jewish teenager in Austria in the '30s when Adolf Hitler came to power. His oldest brother was one of the first killed at the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau. So when he began a career as a photographer in New York, it was the unpopular causes and struggles that stirred his blood. He snapped images of Communist rallies to save Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who later were executed for selling atomic secrets to the Soviets.
NEWS
April 16, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
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)
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June 8, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Is it a critter making a South Jersey comeback or just Internet innuendo making the rounds? It's hard to say, but Pennsauken has posted on its website that the township has had "a handful of reports" that a creature known to some as a "fisher cat" had been sighted in the last few days. "While this animal's natural habitat is much farther north than Pennsauken, the Township is currently looking into this matter to confirm or deny this claim's validity," the website says, adding, "Any issues regarding animal control in Pennsauken Township should be directed to 856-663-3058.
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April 10, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
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April 16, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
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)
NEWS
February 25, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 15, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
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.
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
January 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
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...
SPORTS
December 14, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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