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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.
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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.
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April 11, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
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January 8, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 24, 2012
The trustees of Rutgers University, whose consent even Gov. Christie presumably needs to consummate a shotgun wedding between Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden, don't like being rushed. "I feel like I'm doing this with a gun to my head," trustee Dorothy Cantor said Thursday, referring to the governor's ambitious/preposterous July 1 deadline for setting the merger in motion. Rutgers trustees are frustrated by the lack of financial and other details in Christie's overall proposal, which mostly involves transferring assets of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to Rutgers-New Brunswick.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stephen K. Klasko, a Philadelphia native named Thursday as president of Thomas Jefferson University and chief executive of the system that includes Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Jefferson University Physicians, says he is returning to lead a health-care revolution. "The absolute biggest risk in health care in 2013 is doing what you're doing today two years from now," said Klasko, 59, who since 2004 has been dean of the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine and CEO of the affiliated USF Health, both in Tampa.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 11, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
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March 9, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 15, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 21, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 8, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 28, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 14, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 12, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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