September 11, 2016 |
A New Jersey appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial for a former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his roommate during an intimate encounter. In a 61-page ruling, the court tossed bias-intimidation counts against Dharun Ravi because of changes in state law, and said he was entitled to a new trial on the remaining charges. The three-judge panel agreed with defense arguments that Ravi should not have been charged with bias crimes and that bias evidence was wrongfully used during his trial in 2012.
August 25, 2016 |
At private universities such as Columbia, Penn, Harvard and Cornell, this year's back-to-campus activities might include some old-fashioned union organizing - thanks, or, perhaps no thanks, to a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board. College students who get paid for work as teaching or research assistants at their schools are considered employees, the NLRB said Tuesday, overturning a previous ruling. Their status as employees allows them the possibility of unionizing.
July 22, 2016 |
Rutgers University in-state undergraduates will pay more in tuition and fees next school year, but the increase is among the smallest in 25 years. The school's Board of Governors adopted a $3.9 billion budget for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday that includes a 1.7 percent increase in tuition and fees, the least since the 2011-12 school year, when they rose 1.55 percent . These are the only two years since at least 1991 that the increase has been under 2 percent. In the resolutions adopting the bumps, the university's main governing body described the increases as "modest" and "moderate.
July 20, 2016 |
The lawyer whom embattled Temple University president Neil D. Theobald has hired as he tries to stave off his ouster by the university board has a long history of representing college presidents who need to negotiate exit deals once relationships have soured. Raymond D. Cotton, a Washington lawyer who works for the Boston-based Mintz Levin firm, is a nationally known expert on college presidential compensation. "Inside the industry, Ray is the 911 call you make when you're in trouble," said Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, an executive search firm in Media.
July 18, 2016 |
BRUSSELS - The terrorist who decimated a holiday crowd in Nice on Bastille Day was the latest incarnation of the nightmare confronting police in Brussels, Paris, Toulouse, Denmark, Orlando, and elsewhere. How do you prevent a lone wolf from wreaking havoc on a community when the police have no previous indication of his terrorist leanings? A team of security experts from Rutgers University, working with community leaders and police in Molenbeek, Brussels, thinks it has come up with an answer.
July 14, 2016 |
Universities are brimming with research, and four in the Philadelphia region rank in the top 50 worldwide for the number of U.S. patents granted for groundbreaking technologies in 2015. The University of Pennsylvania was No. 19 among 600 universities, with 93 patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year. Rutgers University ranked 27th, with 65 patents. The University of Pittsburgh came in 35th, with 58 patents. Drexel University was No. 49 with 42 patents issued in 2015.
June 11, 2016 |
BAYVILLE, N.J. - Jon Taylor is a football player, first and foremost. The Salem High School junior certainly looks the part. At 6-foot and a muscular 211 pounds, he stood apart from many of the lithe and lean athletes at the Meet of Champions for track and field on Wednesday night. When the gun sounded for the finals of the 100-meter dash, Taylor separated himself again. "It's not something I expected," Taylor said after winning the race at Central Regional High School in 10.61 seconds.
May 20, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Let's get civil President Obama gave an inspirational speech Sunday at Rutgers University's commencement, addressing the dangers of ignorance and anti-intellectualism ("Get smart," Monday). This is one of the scary characteristics of many of the followers of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. It's based on anger and xenophobia. This elicits further division and has the potential to encourage violence. We have created terrorism within ourselves as our demographics have changed.
May 19, 2016 |
A car door slammed on South Reeds Beach Road, and 300 feeding shorebirds - ruddy turnstones, sandpipers, and red knots - took wing, shrieking out over the Delaware Bay. The commotion caught the attention of Rutgers University biologist Joanna Burger. She rose from the nearby bulkhead where she was monitoring an experiment, and started walking over. All seemed calm on this Middle Township beach in Cape May County. And yet there is growing tension here between economics and ecology, conservationist and oyster farmer.
May 17, 2016 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Speaking at the Rutgers University commencement Sunday, President Obama condemned what he said was a disturbing anti-intellectual strain in contemporary politics and delivered a thinly disguised takedown of presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump. "In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue," Obama told more than 50,000 people in Highpoint Solutions Stadium, home to the school's football program. "It's not cool to not know what you're talking about.