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YOUR MONEY: State Pays Private Contractor Millions for COVID-19 Work Rutgers is Doing

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. LILO H. STAINTON Vendor hired to do contact tracing but not clear how — or if — two will work together New Jersey has committed to spend some $23.5 million over three months to beef up the Gloucestercitynews.net files state’s contact-tracing capacity under a deal signed last week with a Boston-based consulting group doing similar work in New York state. But it is not clear how the work of the... Read more →


Annual program incentivizes Rutgers faculty to use free or low-cost learning materials that save students money More faculty than ever before are participating in a program through the Rutgers University Libraries to provide open and affordable textbooks for the fall. The program is estimated to be able to save students more than $2.1 million in the cost of textbooks and other course materials over the next year. The Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Program, administered by the Libraries, provides $1,000 awards to Rutgers faculty who modify their courses to use free or low-cost learning materials instead of traditional textbooks. To... Read more →

Preparing for the Vice Presidential Announcement with CAWP

At the March 15th Democratic presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden pledged to select a woman as his running mate, should he win his party's presidential nomination. With his selection imminent, prepare for the announcement with experts and resources from the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Expert Availability CAWP experts and scholars are frequently called upon by national, local, and international media to provide analysis and data insights about American politics. Debbie Walsh, Director. Walsh has worked at the Center since 1981, through the elections of 1984... Read more →

Public Colleges Whose Graduates EARN the Most; TCNJ in the Top 15

Lattice Publishing Jul 16, 2020 THE CENTER SQUARE The William M. Hausdoeffer Sundial at The College of New Jersey Higher education is a significant investment, and the cost of pursuing an undergraduate degree has grown exponentially over the past few decades. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, one year of undergraduate education today costs about the same as four years of undergraduate education did in 1980. Over the same time period, post-graduation earnings have remained relatively flat after adjusting for inflation. The combination of rising tuition and low wage growth has brought the value of higher... Read more →

Rutgers Announces 15% Campus Fee Reduction for Students

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced a 15% reduction in the “Campus Fee,” in addition to a tuition and fee freeze announced in June. Below is Holloway’s message to Rutgers students. July 16, 2020 Dear Rutgers Students, Over the past week I have heard from many people in our community with thoughtful questions about tuition and fees for the fall semester. I have considered their input and today I am announcing a temporary reduction in fees for our students. In June, the Rutgers Board of Governors took the unprecedented step of freezing tuition and fees for the coming year... Read more →

The First Family Of NBA Champions Were From Philly

Matt Guokas and Wilt Chamberlain were teammates on the 1966-67 NBA champion Philadelphia 76ers. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 13, 2020)--Like father, like son. Matt Guokas and his son Matt Jr. were the same in name and in-game.. And also in titles. Matt Guokas won the NBA Finals with the 1946-47 Philadelphia Warriors during his first season in the league. Matt Guokas Jr. won the NBA Finals with the Philadelphia 76ers during his first season in the league. Both were born in Philly. Both played their high school ball at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s Prep. And father and son each spent their NCAA days toiling... Read more →

Candidates Listed for Rowan U/Glassboro State College Hall of Fame

GLASSBORO, NJ - The date for the induction ceremony for the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame has been changed to Sunday, April 18, 2021. The event was originally scheduled for October 25, 2020, but is being rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Class of 2021 is comprised of: John Bunting – Football Coach (1988-92); Mary Marino – Field Hockey and Women's Lacrosse Coach (1987-97; 1988-97 and 1999-07); Moriah Holmstrom – Field Hockey (1997-00); Tiffany Miller – Softball (1994-97); Bob Pfeffer – Baseball (1975-78); Mike Rucci – Baseball (2002-05); and Rob Scott – Men's Basketball... Read more →

Rutgers Outlines Plans for Fall Semester

July 6, 2020 – The fall semester at Rutgers University will combine a majority of remotely delivered courses with a limited number of in-person classes, President Jonathan Holloway said today. President Jonathan Holloway shared plans for the fall 2020 semester The decision was not made easily or hastily, Holloway said, but was made due to the uncertainty regarding the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the increase in cases in other areas of the country and in consultation with public health experts and university leaders. “We have wanted very fervently to be able to resume some version of a normal semester,”... Read more →

Jonathan Holloway Begins Tenure as Rutgers University's 21st President

New president announces personal salary cut, donations “in the spirit of shared sacrifice” On his first day as the 21st president of Rutgers University, Jonathan Holloway said he will take a 10 Jonathan Holloway, 21st president of Rutgers University. Photo: Nick Romanenko//Rutgers University percent pay cut “in the spirit of shared sacrifice that this moment requires.” In addition to the pay cut, Holloway will personally donate $75,000 to the Scarlet Promise Grants program to help meet the needs of the university’s most economically at-risk students. The president also will direct $125,000 in presidential discretionary funds to kick off a $10... Read more →

Rutgers Law School graduate Carmen Day Achieved Her Goal After Turning Her Life Around

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY NJ (June 26, 2020)--– Through grit and perseverance, Carmen Day overcame hurdles to become an attorney. As a teenager, Day pleaded with a Camden judge to reduce her probation sentence for a mistake she made, vowing to the judge that she would make a better life for herself, and that he might one day see her as a lawyer in his courtroom. “I have always had a passion for justice and equality,” says Day, a Camden native. “I believe I was destined to be a lawyer.” Day graduated from Rutgers Law School in Camden in... Read more →

$4 Million Donated to Rutgers University to Create Endowed Athletic Scholarships

Gift 30 years in the making will enhance university’s ability to recruit more outstanding student-athletes in Olympic sports David Bender (second from right on the bench), who graduated from Rutgers College in 1925, was a 1924 All-America lacrosse player, a football letter winner and a coach at Rutgers until World War II. Photo credit: Rutgers University Archives A $300,000 bequest by the estate of a school teacher who was a star Rutgers lacrosse and football player nearly a century ago has grown into a $4 million gift to endow scholarships for student-athletes who compete in eight Olympic sports. The scholarships... Read more →

Rutgers Baseball Recognizes 2020 Senior Class

I would like to thank our eight seniors for their commitment to our program and for their individual and group athletic and academic accomplishments over the past four or five seasons. They have represented Rutgers baseball with class both on and off the field and are well prepared to start the next phase of their professional lives. We are extremely proud of them and we congratulate them all and wish them the very best going forward! Head Coach Steve Owens STEVEN ACOSTA | RHP | WEST NEW YORK, N.J. Career Highs IP: 4.0, vs. Indiana State (3/23/19) SO: 4, vs.... Read more →

Hoopes Comes Home to NJ and Lands at Rutgers

Jayson Hoopes, St. Augustine Prep graduate now at Rutgers PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 18, 2020)--– Rutgers baseball and head coach Steve Owens welcome right-handed pitcher Jayson Hoopes to the 2021 roster. A native of Northfield, New Jersey, Hoopes was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of St. Augustine Prep in 2019 and spent the 2020 season at the University of Virginia. "We are excited that Jayson has decided to come home to New Jersey and further his baseball career at Rutgers," Owens said. "He is a power right-handed pitcher who possesses an explosive fastball and a starter-type repertoire of secondary pitches.... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

NJ Residents Earn Degree from Arcadia University GLENSIDE, Pa. (Grassroots Newswire) June 18, 2020 - The following local residents have earned a degree from Arcadia University on Friday, May 15 in an online Grad-away-tion Commencement celebration. * Mary Murray, of Bellmawr (08031), earned a Bachelor of Arts in Global Media. * Selena Colon, of Camden (08104), earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. * Jamie Goetz, of Deptford (08096), earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. * Melissa Gould, of West Deptford (08086), earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. On the Arcadia 2020 Commencement website, graduates and their... Read more →

171 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big10 Accolades

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – A school-record 171 Rutgers student-athletes were recognized by the Big Ten as Spring 2020 Academic All-Conference on Wednesday to elevate the Scarlet Knights' 2019-20 total to a record-setting 319 honorees, after 48 and 100 were selected in the winter and fall, respectively. Among the spring honorees is a five-time recipient in Adam Charalambides (men's lacrosse), three four-time selections, 36 three-time honorees and 47 repeat selections. "During a particularly challenging semester our student athletes brought their tremendous discipline to their remote classrooms and succeeded with record results," said Pat Hobbs. "That's three successive semesters of outstanding academic performance... Read more →

Rutgers University‒Camden professor assists small businesses locally and globally 

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN – Justin Deng is helping communities in Camden and Haiti to combat poverty by offering assistance to small business owners. Working with the Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA) in Camden, the Rutgers University–Camden scholar is exploring the feasibility of creating a commissary kitchen, a shared rental workspace that offers commercial-quality equipment for food truck owners and other food entrepreneurs to prepare and store their products. Food trucks, catering businesses, and independent bakers provide jobs for many South Jersey residents, but New Jersey law prohibits food entrepreneurs from selling food made from home. The only option... Read more →

Rutgers Board of Governors Elects Mark Angelson as Chair

William E. Best to serve as vice chair Mark Angelson. Photo: Getty Images. The Rutgers Board of Governors today named Mark A. Angelson, an international leader in higher education, business and law, to a second term as chair of the governing body. The board vice chair will be William E. Best, a senior vice president at PNC Bank, former chair of Rutgers Board of Trustees and an emeritus trustee. “Mark and Bill bring extraordinary records of service to Rutgers and myriad accomplishments as leaders in their fields to help govern the university during uniquely challenging times,” said Rutgers President Robert... Read more →

Rutgers University–Camden Makes Standardized Tests Optional for 2021

By Mike Sepanic Standardized tests – such as the SAT and ACT – will be optional for students applying for admission to Rutgers University–Camden undergraduate programs during the spring or fall semesters in 2021. “Rutgers–Camden is a place of access, particularly for first-generation students and families,” says Craig Westman, vice chancellor for enrollment management at Rutgers University–Camden. “This test-optional policy was created to reduce stress for high school juniors and rising seniors during this difficult time, and will ensure that qualified students receive full consideration.” During the same time period, the GMAT will be optional for students applying for admission... Read more →

 Summer at Mason Gross School of the Arts Returns, Register Today

Registration open NOW for Rutgers Community Arts Virtual Summer Programs New Brunswick, N.J. – Summer at Mason Gross School of the Arts returns with 15 reimagined programs in Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theater, including Kids Create! arts immersion camp for children entering grades K-8. Programs span 1–2 weeks and are available beginning July 6 through the end of August. Participants ages 5–18 can explore, create, and perform under the guidance of Rutgers faculty from the comfort of home. As a response to COVID-19 and University guidelines, Rutgers Community Arts began developing plans for a remote summer in March... Read more →

News Anchor Lester Holt Guest Commencement Speaker for Rutgers 254 Anniversary Commencement

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt delivered prerecorded remarks during the virtual Rutgers University 254th Anniversary Commencement. see commencement video : https://go.rutgers.edu/mts9znxd NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt confided in the Rutgers Class of 2020 that this was not the moment anyone had envisioned for them in a recorded message that was part of an unprecedented virtual commencement ceremony. It was a theme echoed throughout an hour-long celebration for graduates of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences viewed Sunday on the university’s commencement website, Facebook and YouTube channel. The virtual ceremony was punctuated throughout with selections of... Read more →

Master Gardner Classes, Must Register by 6-3-20

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Have you and your family always wanted to garden? Do you just need a few tips to get started this growing season? Then join Camden County Master Gardener Coordinator Rebecca Szkotak and Camden County 4-H Agent Sharon Kinsey for the Get Ready to Grow! Family Gardening Series scheduled biweekly on Thursdays during June, July, and August 2020. This six-part webinar series offered via WebEx is free of charge but requires pre-registration to participate. Szkotak will teach topics for the whole family, while Kinsey’s webinars are geared towards youth. Topics include: – June 4, 2020, 6 pm... Read more →


THE UNIVERSITY’S 254TH ANNIVERSARY COMMENCEMENT WATCH ON SUNDAY, MAY 31, AT 2 P.M. >> An estimated 18,967 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year (13,057 degrees and one artistic diploma from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 4,090 from Rutgers University-Newark, and 1,819 from Rutgers University-Camden). They include approximately 12,304 baccalaureate degrees, 4,688 master’s degrees, 1,974 doctorates (including professional doctorates), and one artistic diploma. Since its founding in 1766, Rutgers has awarded 617,699 academic degrees (excluding the 2020 estimated total). Coronavirus stopped the education process in all the Universities around the world. Many of them switched... Read more →

Rutgers–Camden Nursing Student Served in the Army National Guard to care for COVID-19 Patients  

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY– Taylor Lorchak’s final semester at Rutgers University‒Camden turned out to be more exciting than she could have dreamed: the Rutgers–Camden nursing student was activated by the Army National Guard to care for military veterans and family members recovering from COVID-19. In April, when coronavirus cases began to surge in New Jersey, she was called to serve at the Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home in Edison. A combat medic and sergeant in the Army National Guard for four years, Lorchak assisted nursing staff by taking vital signs and performing tasks such as helping with patient hygiene.... Read more →

Nursing graduate leaves a legacy of service to the Rutgers‒Camden and Camden communities

CAMDEN CITY NJ--– Hecmarie Berrios could be considered the mayor of the Rutgers School of Nursing‒Camden. Sometimes working two jobs to support herself, Berrios made time to participate in a variety of activities on campus, hold leadership positions, and do community service work, all while excelling in her courses. “I love caring for and helping others,” says Berrios. The Camden native decided at a young age to become a nurse. “I get a chance to save lives,” Berrios explains. “We’re there for the patients every step of the way.” A 2014 graduate of the Camden Academy Charter High School, the... Read more →

Searching for a ‘New Normal’ in New Jersey’s Public Schools

MAY 20,2020 The selectively lethal coronavirus spread through New Jersey at a pace that would make a wildfire seem like a wisp of smoke. On Wednesday, March 4, New Jersey had its first diagnosed case. On Tuesday, March 10, New Jersey reported its first coronavirus death. By the time Gov. Phil Murphy signed his historic Executive Order 104, which closed all New Jersey schools on March 18, there were 178 New Jersey cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. On May 18, only two months later, New Jersey officials are reporting 148,039 coronavirus cases and 10,435 deaths– the... Read more →