January 14, 2016 |
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.
January 13, 2016 |
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.
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...
December 14, 2015 |
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.
December 11, 2015 |
The firing of Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood has left two of the state's top senior players, Archbishop Wood quarterback Anthony Russo and West Catholic defensive end Tymir Oliver, rethinking their recruitment. Russo, a 6-foot-4, 225-pounder who drew rave reviews with his strong arm and poise while advancing to the Elite 11 finals in Oregon last summer, committed to the Scarlet Knights in May. The 6-4, 265-pound Oliver, powerful and quick off the ball, did the same in August. Oliver reopened his recruitment via Twitter last Friday.
December 7, 2015
On a visit earlier this year to Rwanda in central Africa, I gained a profound appreciation for the fair-trade effort. Donatha Uwajeneza, several months pregnant and lugging a huge sack loaded with her handwoven grass and agave baskets, had traveled three hours by bus from her village, Muramba, to Kigali, the capital, hoping to sell her work to the vendors whose stalls cram the Kimironko market. Uwajeneza is a mother of eight in a land teeming with need. Her grateful hug and proud smile when I bought a set of trivets, accented with strands dyed turquoise and sienna, brought me to tears.
December 2, 2015 |
Seton Hall University law Dean Patrick E. Hobbs gave each 2015 graduate a quarter, painted red, in a plastic case. "It's a symbol. Red means danger," Hobbs said at the graduation in May. "The quarter is to remind you that in times of trouble, or doubt, or jeopardy, I want you to call me. . . . I'll get you through that moment. " Hobbs has long been a go-to guy in a crisis. Now, Rutgers University has tapped Hobbs to run its athletics department, marred by a string of scandals, including the firing of the basketball coach in 2013 and the arrests of seven football players on various charges this season.
November 3, 2015 |
Abigail Anderson had it all figured: With multiple loans, a work-study job and scholarships, she could pay for Immaculata University for all four years. Not anymore. Anderson, a freshman majoring in fashion merchandising, found out recently that after this year she will lose her federal Perkins loan, which amounts to almost $2,000. "It changes everything," said the Magnolia, Del., native, who will have to look for other scholarships, or turn to her parents, whom she said can't afford it. "Every little amount counts.
September 25, 2015 |
Arthur Z. Kamin, 84, a longtime newspaperman in New Jersey who also was chairman of the Rutgers University board of trustees, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, at a retirement community in Red Bank, N.J. Mr. Kamin, who previously lived in Fair Haven, N.J., died of Parkinson's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disorder. He was editor of the Red Bank Daily Register from 1965 to the mid-1980s. "We were watchdogs in the public interest," he said in a 2000 interview.
September 22, 2015 |
Arthur Winkler, 71, of Rockbridge Baths, Va., a lawyer, public official, health executive, and president of Garden State Park racetrack in Cherry Hill in the 1990s, died of a brain disease at home on Sept. 12. Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Winkler graduated from Millburn High School in Essex County in 1962, and earned a bachelor's in history in 1966 and a law degree in 1969, both at Rutgers University. When Richard Chait roomed with Mr. Winkler at Rutgers in the 1960s, "we were the backcourt duo on the basketball team," Chait said.