July 10, 2015 |
When mating prospects are grim, certain females in Jersey Shore waters appear to have developed a clever strategy: changing sex. That is what Rutgers University scientists think is happening with black sea bass, apparently in response to declining numbers of males. The ability to take a swim on the wild side has been shown previously in lab studies, both in black sea bass and a few other marine species. Now the Rutgers team has shown it happens in the ocean. With the help of Jersey Shore boat captains, the researchers have been tagging, recapturing, and studying hundreds of the fish.
July 9, 2015 |
Applications to Rutgers University surged this year, with school officials citing entrance into the Big Ten athletic conference - and the corresponding nationwide exposure - as the major driver for the 11 percent increase in first-year applications. Across the university, Rutgers had 37,459 freshman applications, up from 33,717 in 2014, 33,545 in 2013, and 31,842 in 2012. The increases are spread across the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses, and mirror a rise officials expect to see in transfer applications by the end of summer.
June 7, 2015 |
Gov. Christie's administration filed a complaint Friday in federal court in an attempt to stop a seismic testing project the state argues will harm fishing industries and marine life. The action was praised by several environmental groups, which said the testing that began this week in federal waters southeast of Long Beach Island would hurt endangered whales, among other species, and would lead to oil and gas exploration and extraction. Proponents of the project, which is being conducted by Rutgers University with federal funding, say it will help scientists study sea-level rise.
April 9, 2015 |
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.
March 17, 2015 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - It was 32 minutes that validated four years. Paulsboro's seniors didn't just put a cherry on the top of their careers in Sunday's state championship game. They emptied the whole jar, squirted the entire can of whipped cream and poured out the complete container of sprinkles. "It's like a dream," senior Saleem Little said after Paulsboro's 78-48 victory over University in the Group 1 state title game Sunday at Rutgers University. Little generated 13 points and 12 rebounds and seniors Theo Holloway and Brandon Hamilton each scored 20 for Paulsboro (30-2)
March 14, 2015 |
Rutgers University and its largest faculty union have reached a tentative four-year agreement that would raise its members' pay by an average of 8.25 percent and require the university to declare a fiscal emergency before freezing salaries. Rutgers and the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers announced what they called an "imaginative and innovative agreement" Thursday in a joint statement sent to faculty. It would cover nearly 4,700 of the union's members.
February 8, 2015 |
Shaun Bradley will start his college football career a little later than many other top athletes. But the Rancocas Valley senior isn't complaining after committing last weekend to attend Temple University on a football scholarship. Bradley will "gray shirt," which means he will enroll at Temple in January 2016 and likely start his career in 2016. "It's a great feeling," Bradley said. "It's a big relief. " The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bradley led Rancocas Valley to a 9-3 record and the South Jersey Group 5 title game as a running back.
January 10, 2015 |
A nonprofit advocacy group representing New Jersey charter schools filed an ethics complaint this week accusing a Rutgers University professor of abusing her title and improperly using her university affiliation to lobby against charter schools. Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, denied the accusations, describing them as an attack on academic freedom and an attempt to silence her. The New Jersey Charter Schools Association, a nonprofit group that advocates for charters, has long butted heads with Save Our Schools New Jersey (SOSNJ)
December 25, 2014 |
Helen F. Giles-Gee, the first African American and first female president of the University of the Sciences, has resigned after 21/2 years, the university announced Tuesday. Her resignation, which came as the 2,800-student campus was preparing to close for winter break, is effective next Wednesday, the university said. Giles-Gee was not available for comment, said university spokesman Brian Kirschner, who described the president's departure as a "personal decision. " "At this time, and after serious reflection, I have decided to leave University of the Sciences.
December 21, 2014 |
The New Jersey Legislature signed off Thursday on changes to Rutgers University governance that would reduce the size of the school's secondary, largely advisory governing body. With a unanimous vote in both houses of the Legislature, the measure passed and will go to Gov. Christie. Rutgers' governing bodies last week voted to reduce the membership of the board of trustees to 41 from 59. That board is largely honorary; most of the slots will be closed by attrition over a period of about three years.