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Lynn M.Sanderson, age 64, of Gloucester City

On March 30, 2021. Age 64 of Cherry Hill, NJ. Born in Hudson, NY, she is the daughter of the late Andy and Mary (DuPont) Rehder. Lynn is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Lloyd; son, Christopher Sanderson; grandchildren, Livia, Sanderson and Jenna Lloyd. Lynn worked at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ as a registered nurse. Funeral Services will be celebrated privately at the family’s convenience. There will be no visitation. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Lynn M. Sanderson. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Rutgers Board of Trustees Elects 2021-2022 Officers

Tilak Lal named chair, Alan M. Crosta, Jr. and Nimesh S. Jhaveri co-vice chairs. Jose Piazza to serve on Board of Governors. Tilak Lal has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees. The senior vice president and co-head of investment risk management at Franklin Templeton Investments has served as co-vice chair of the Board of Trustees. A Half Moon Bay, Calif., resident and a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbia Business School, Lal serves as an alumnus trustee through 2023. Lal has served on the governing boards’ Joint Committee on Investments for ten years, and as committee chair for the last eight. Alan M. Crosta Jr., the immediate past... Read more →

Rutgers University Foundation Board to Eliminate “Overseers’’ From Its Name

Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University Rutgers University Foundation’s governing board announced plans today to change its name to the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Directors, eliminating the term “overseers,” a change that comes amid growing nationwide consensus around the abandonment of language that historically has connoted racial inequities. Since the foundation’s 1973 establishment, its board has been known as the Board of Overseers. Rutgers University Foundation is the nonprofit fundraising affiliate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway supports the move. “I welcome the Rutgers University Foundation board’s decision to choose a name that better represents them and the work they do so well for the university.” “I want to congratulate the board on moving so decisively on this matter,” said... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: LEAP Academy High School Senior Maya Goodwin, Clinches 1,000 Points

CAMDEN PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES STUDENT-ATHLETE WHO HITS HISTORIC SPORTS MILESTONE DESPITE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (CAMDEN CITY ) – Yesterday, LEAP Academy University Charter School, a high-performing public charter school in Camden, hosted a special celebration with students and faculty to recognize a standout student-athlete who just reached a 1,000-point milestone in her high school varsity basketball career, in spite of the obstacles created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Maya Goodwin and Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D, Board Chair of the LEAP Academy The celebration marked the significant achievement as well as Goodwin’s broader accomplishments athletically and academically in a historically challenging time. Maya Goodwin, a high school senior at LEAP, became just the third student in the school’s history to achieve this milestone earlier this month during... Read more →

CNB Fishing News Maryland: Know Your Trout

Do You Know Your Trout? How well do you know your trout? This is an important question we have been asking anglers like you. Maryland waters are home to one native trout species: brook trout. Mostly found in the streams and rivers of Western Maryland, the presence of brook trout indicates that a stream is healthy. While fishing for brook trout is allowed, the department is trying to protect this species with rules limiting take of these fish. Each year, the Department of Natural Resources stocks golden, rainbow, and brown trout for fishing. It is important that anglers know how to tell these species apart. Test your trout ID skills here! And check out our new pocket guide to learn how to identify Maryland's trout... Read more →

TO THE POINT:  Rutgers–Camden Filmmaking and theater students join forces

For virtual production of “Anything Goes.” CAMDEN CITY– While most theater is shut down due to the pandemic, Rutgers University–Camdenstudents in the theater and filmmaking programs are collaborating to present a virtual production of “Anything Goes.” The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will stream the 1934 Cole Porter musical from Thursday, April 22 to Sunday, April 25. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors; and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and can be purchased at showtix4u.com/events/18480. Patrons will be sent an access link to view the production any time through 11:45 p.m. April 25. “Anything Goes” is a rollicking shipboard romantic comedy with a sparkling score featuring classic tunes such as “I Get a Kick Out of You” and... Read more →


Rowan’s Men’s Track & Field Will Rely On Depth For Another Conference Title

GLASSBORO, NJ (March 26, 2021)- This season, the Rowan University men’s outdoor track & field team will compete for its sixth straight New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship. The Profs will also look to take the All-Atlantic Region title and they expect multiple qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championships. The defending conference champs didn’t get the opportunity to compete last year due to COVID, so they plan on making up for lost time. Head coach Dustin Dimit is excited to be able to compete again. Dimit’s goals for this season are not very surprising. “This team has 16 returning guys who have been to the NCAA Championships and 14 who have earned All-America status in the past,” Dimit says. “So, we are looking to... Read more →

IN THE FALL: Rutgers to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Students

The university will require all students to be vaccinated before arriving on campus in the fall March 25, 2021 – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted university leaders to adjust the vaccine requirements for the fall semester. “We are committed to health and safety for all members of our community, and adding COVID-19 vaccination to our student immunization requirements will help provide a safer and more robust college experience for our students,” said Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway. Students may request an exemption from vaccination for medical or religious reasons.... Read more →

Penn State Abington Edges Out Rowan 9-8

JENKINTOWN, PA - Penn State Abington rallied to edge 11th-ranked Rowan, 9-8, in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday afternoon, ruining 3-for-4 efforts from the plate by the Profs' Alex Kokos and Ryan McIsaac. Kokos went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI while McIsaac was 3-for-4 with two runs. Trip McCaffrey was 2-for-5 on the day with an RBI and run scored with Ryan Murphy going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Rowan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to an RBI single from McCaffrey and runs scored by McIsaac and Nick Schooley. The Profs added another run in the fourth on a solo home run by Murphy, his third round-tripper in four games. PSU overtook the Profs with... Read more →

Rutgers to Host Sixth Giving Day on March 24

Giving Day will be virtual this year, but its impacts will not be When the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday, March 24, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university will unite to help Rutgers help the world. Giving Day, an annual 24-hour event organized by Rutgers University Foundation, encourages Rutgers community members from around the world to contribute to the Rutgers schools and programs most meaningful to them. It helps fund life-saving research, emergency student aid, on-campus programs, global teaching and service and more. This year’s Giving Day, Rutgers’ sixth, occurs at a time when philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism take on heightened importance at the university, which has led nationally in the fight against COVID-19 and provided millions of dollars in emergency support... Read more →

Rowan Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Salisbury

SALISBURY, MD - The 9th-ranked Rowan baseball team split a doubleheader with #7 Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, dropping the first game, 4-3, but coming back to win the second, 6-2. In the second game, Alex Kokos went 3-for-5 with three RBI while Ryan Murphy was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Ryan McIsaac was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Jason Bobiak went 2-for-4 as Rowan handed Salisbury (3-1) its first loss of the year. Bobiak got the Profs started with a two-run single in the third and Rowan (2-1) went up 3-0 in the fifth when Kokos drove in McIsaac with a single. Salisbury got one run in the fifth but Rowan answered with another in the seventh when a double by Kokos... Read more →

Community College Partnerships Key to Four-year Institutional Success

“I don’t understand, for the life of me, why more four-year institutions are not partnering with community colleges,” said Rowan University President Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D. Maybe, it’s because breaking tradition requires a lot of work, trust and new ways of thinking. A bold idea The pandemic has only intensified enrollment declines, further demonstrating the need for institutions of higher education to think strategically and plan for the future in order to survive. Rowan University is setting the example through hard-won partnerships with two community colleges, giving students more pathways toward a bachelor’s degree at a significant cost savings. Three separate institutions—and the singular decision to share Rowan’s name—break down the barriers between the traditional four-year institution and the county or community college. By working... Read more →

CNB SPORTS: 20 Rowan Field Hockey Players Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad

Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor BROCKPORT, NY – The Rowan University field hockey team had 20 players named to the 2020 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad. This year, there were 2,050 student-athletes from more than 140 Division III schools that earned the recognition. The program honors student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Back Dayna DeVincentz received her fourth straight honor. The senior from Flemington is majoring in mathematics. She is joined by backs Lauren Cooper, Mackenzie Dakin, Melissa Donaldson and Kylie Taylor. Goalies Abby Hainsworth and Aida Ingram were members of the academic team. The players also included midfielders Kristiina Castagnola, Madison DuBois,... Read more →

Rowan University College of Performing Arts Present Phillipa Soo Livestream Concert April 16

The April 16 Performance Will Benefit State-Wide Arts Recovery GLASSBORO, NJ: Rowan University’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome Phillipa Soo, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Hamilton,for a special livestream performance on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST, headlining the 2021 Marie Rader Presenting Series season. She will be joined by her Musical Director and collaborator, Or Matias. The engagement will include an exclusive VIP Q&A opportunity and a Masterclass for Rowan students. A large portion of the ticket sales from the 8:00 PM performance will be passed on to the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund, formed to provide relief to a sector devastated by the pandemic. Additional promotional support is being provided by arts advocacy partners at ArtPrideNJ.... Read more →

TO THE POINT: Rutgers–Camden graphic design major leans on lessons learned...

...to design a logo for New Jersey Innocence Project CAMDEN CITY NJ – The New Jersey Innocence Project recently unveiled a new logo, featuring two hands reaching out over an outline of the Garden State. It is a simple, yet powerful image meant to draw attention to the plight of wrongfully convicted persons in New Jersey, as well as the importance for others to join in this critical effort, explains its creator Emiliano Alquezada. “Sometimes, we as humans need a little help to experience a better life,” says the senior graphic design major at Rutgers University–Camden. “But with a little determination and hard work, we can give people a new opportunity.” A little help. Hard work. A new opportunity. To the Millville resident and Bridgeton... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Gabrielle Byrnes Makes Fall 2020 Dean's List at Adelphi University in New York GARDEN CITY, NY (03/03/2021)-- Gabrielle Byrnes of Voorhees, NJ, has been named to Adelphi University's fall 2020 Dean's List. Byrnes was among a select group of outstanding students recognized by Adelphi's deans of Arts and Sciences, Education and Health Science, Business, Nursing and Public Health, Social Work and Psychology for superior academic performance. The list comprises full-time students-registered for 12 or more credits-who have completed at least nine graded credits and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above for the semester. This recognition becomes part of the student's academic record and is entered into the individual's transcript. Alyssa Donato of Cedarville Named to 2021 Kutztown University Softball Team KUTZTOWN, PA (03/03/2021)-- Kutztown... Read more →

Rutgers Confronts Ties to Slavery With New Historical Markers

President Jonathan Holloway announces plaques will be installed at four New Brunswick locations this spring Rutgers is taking new steps to acknowledge its connection to slavery and racial injustice with the creation of four additional historical markers that tell the story of its early benefactors whose families made their fortunes through the slave economy. The markers shed new light on some of the most prominent names memorialized on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, including the university’s first president, Jacob Rusten Hardenbergh, and New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston. “These markers are an invitation for us to talk about the complicated legacies of namesakes and the complicated ways in which blood money from slavery is woven into old institutions like Rutgers,” Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said at... Read more →

How to Find Professional Essay Writers for Your College Paper

College papers are frequent, versatile, and most of the time - highly demanding. Before you get to college, you have this idea that it will all be parties and hanging out with friends. People keep telling you that this will be ‘’the best time of your life’’ Soon after you enroll, you’ll realize that time is a luxury in college. Many students can’t even find the time to think of parties and social life, not to mention take part in it. However, as the number of assignments and obligations for students grew, so did the demand for college paper writers. As a result, the Internet started filling with college paper writing services. Right now, almost every college student in the world uses academic assistance. Some... Read more →

Reflections on Black History

Members of the Rutgers community share their thoughts on the past, present, and future This year we mark Black History Month during an ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color, a racial reckoning and continued deep division in the country. But despite these incredibly challenges moments, we are also in a time of great change. In the first month of the year, we welcomed a new federal administration and watched as the first woman, and woman of color, was sworn in as vice-president of the United States in a historic barrier-breaking moment. At this time of hope and need for justice and healing, we asked faculty from across Rutgers to share their reflections, add context to this moment... Read more →

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Emergency Use for COVID-19 Vaccine

RELATED: Getting An Appointment For The COVID -19 Vaccination Wasn't Easy Rutgers was second-largest site for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinical trial 4-Feb-2021 9:05 PM EST, by Rutgers University-New Brunswick Newswise — Rutgers was the second-largest Phase 3 clinical research trial site for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, which applied for emergency use authorization today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The site, based at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, enrolled 840 participants from the university community and throughout New Jersey. The results of the trial, conducted in eight countries across three continents, were released last week. The vaccine was found to be 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease and demonstrated complete protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization as of 28 days. It... Read more →

Virtual theater comes to Rutgers–Camden with “She Kills Monsters”  

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY, NJ (February 1, 2021)--– Theaters may be closed, but for Rutgers University–Camden theater students, the show must go on. The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will present “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” by Qui Nguyen, for three online performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 to Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and can be purchased atshowtix4u.com/events/18480. Patrons will be sent an access link that becomes active a half-hour prior to showtime for the show purchased. “She Kills Monsters” is a comic adventure into an imaginary realm of demon queens and lords of the underworld. Agnes, an average cheerleader, is thrown into the world of cosplay and... Read more →

Rutgers University–Camden Receives $233,066 for Climate Change Research

CHERRY HILL, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that Rutgers University–Camden will receive $233,066 in federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research into the effects of climate change on ecological diversity. Gloucestercitynews.net files “Climate change is a serious threat to our communities, with devastating consequences both globally and here in South Jersey,” said Congressman Norcross. “The work being done at Rutgers–Camden is critical to deepening our understanding of how changing temperatures are affecting ecological systems around the world. This funding will advance the vital research being conducted right here to ensure a safe and healthy environment for generations to come.” Specifically, Rutgers–Camden will receive: $233,066 to the Biology Department and Center for Computational and Integrative Biology for their project... Read more →

ROWAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS: From Runner To Runway, Meet Rowan's Kevin Lauer

Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University by Joe Nicolo '22 GLASSBORO, NJ - Kevin Lauer is a cross country/track runner at Rowan University and he has quite an interesting resume. He is majoring in Elementary Education and flying past his competition on the track. Along with his endeavors, Lauer is actively working to become a pilot. Lauer has proven himself to be first-class in all aspects of life. He separates himself from his peers in the classroom and on the track. During the 2019-20 indoor season, he was chosen to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team. Lauer was named a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction and was selected to the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. He received... Read more →

Rutgers–Camden student’s research could have an impact in saving lives and the planet

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 21, 2021)--— Karleena Rybacki chose Rutgers University–Camden to pursue a degree in the sciences. However, it wasn’t until she took advantage of Rutgers–Camden’s commitment for undergraduate students to conduct original research alongside faculty mentors that she realized her career potential as a researcher. The Rutgers‒Camden senior is conducting research on biomaterials that could be used in things like human and animal tissue engineering, filtering heavy metals from the environment, and manufacturing natural-based electrolyte batteries. In Rybacki’s research, she conducts computational work analyzing the intermolecular interactions and the morphological properties of the polysaccharide cellulose. “I am using molecular dynamic simulations to model the polysaccharide on the atomic scale,” Rybacki explains. “This can help to give insight into the morphology... Read more →

10 Ways to Write a Perfect Essay

by Henry Mcdowel There may not be such a thing as “perfect,” but in the essay writing world, a student can get pretty close if he has a solid plan for crafting one and is willing to put in the time and effort. Most students have learned the step-by-step process for crafting an essay: Pick a topic that meets the requirements of the instructor for both breadth and depth. Conduct appropriate research or engage in some critical brainstorming to identify the elements that should be included. Formulate a thesis statement that will guide all that you plan to include. Organize that research or brainstorming effort into the several important points. Put them into a sequence that is logical through some type of outline or graphic... Read more →

Clinical trial will test combination monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sampleNIAID A Phase 2/3 clinical trial has begun to evaluate a combination investigational monoclonal antibody therapy for its safety and efficacy in people who have mild or moderate COVID-19. The two experimental antibodies, BRII-196 and BRII-198, target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The trial, known as ACTIV-2, is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIH’s Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) program is a public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy for speeding development of the most promising treatments and vaccine candidates. ACTIV-2 is a master protocol designed for evaluating... Read more →

You May Be Eligible for Free College Tuition

You read that correctly – your next step toward a college degree could be completely free with relaxed financial guidelines and expanded eligibility! Camden County College is one of 18 colleges in New Jersey offering qualified students free tuition through the Community College Opportunity Grant for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. 1889 Rt. 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2013 To see if you qualify, call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4565 today to speak to an Admissions Navigator or visit camdencc.edu. There's still time for students to enroll for Spring 2021 sessions starting January 11th, 20th, 25th, February 3rd and March 22nd! Read more →

$1.3 Million Gift for Rutgers’ Miller Center

Funds will support the center’s innovative national and international work on protecting vulnerable populations Rutgers’ Miller Center staff, Paul Miller and members of his family gather at the opening on October 18, 2019. New Brunswick, N.J. (December 23, 2020) — Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience announced a $1.3 million gift that will support the center’s research and programming geared toward serving and securing vulnerable communities by improving relations with police. The gift will be made by Paul S. Miller, the center’s founding donor and a longtime supporter of Rutgers University; with this gift, Miller’s donations to Rutgers approach $5 million. “Protection of our most vulnerable populations has been one of the great challenges of this nation throughout its history,” said Rutgers University... Read more →

Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame

Rescheduled for October 24, 2021 GLASSBORO, NJ - The induction ceremony for the Shirley O'Day-Joy Solomen Rowan University/Glassboro State College Athletic Hall of Fame has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 24, 2021, to run in conjunction with the University's 2021 Homecoming Weekend. Gloucestercitynews.net files 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 (1994-98). Details and ticket information for the afternoon ceremony will be released at a later date. INDUCTEE BIOGRAPHIES John Bunting guided the Glassboro State/Rowan football team from 1988... Read more →

Rutgers University Honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg

An iconic building at Rutgers-Newark to be named after the late Supreme Court Justice and former Rutgers law professor The Rutgers Board of Governors unanimously approved renaming 15 Washington Street, a 17-story neoclassical icon of the Newark skyline, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall. Credit: Rutgers University . Download high-res. Rutgers University will name a landmark residence hall at Rutgers-Newark for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rutgers Board of Governors announced today. The board unanimously approved renaming 15 Washington Street, a 17-story neoclassical icon of the Newark skyline, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall to honor the renowned and trailblazing jurist whose lifelong pursuit for equal rights and justice began as a faculty member at Rutgers Law School in Newark, where she... Read more →

Rutgers Reports First Instance of COVID-19 Triggering Recurrent Guillain–Barré Syndrome

Newswise — Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have reported the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a recurrence of Guillain–Barré Syndrome – a rare disorder where the body’s immune system attacks nerves and can lead to respiratory failure and death. While there have been several reports of Guillain–Barré Syndrome following COVID-19, this is the first in which COVID-19 actually triggered a recurrence of the condition – in a 54-year-old man who had suffered with Guillain–Barré Syndrome twice and had a third occurrence after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the Rutgers case report published in the journal Pathogens. “The patient came to the emergency room with complaints of progressive difficulty swallowing, then had a fever for three days, followed by weakness in the... Read more →

The Race for Governor and The Money Hurdle

A CAWP Women, Money, and Politics Report Only nine women serve as governors in the 50 states, and no new women were elected governor in 2020. To better understand the challenges that women face in running for and winning gubernatorial office, the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, has embarked on a collaboration with the National Institute on Money in Politics (NIMP) to investigate how women gubernatorial candidates are faring with respect to campaign contributions. The Money Hurdle in the Race for Governor is the first in our new CAWP Women, Money, and Politics series of reports. It combines our unmatched data on women candidates with NIMP's comprehensive database of campaign contributions... Read more →

Rowan’s Krystyna Hovell Reflects On Foster Care Experience

...and Life Story During Class Project GLASSBORO, NJ - In Krystyna Hovell's screenwriting class, her course's semester project is to write a 45-to-90 page script about a fictionalized version of an important story close to her. Immediately, she thought about her own life story, including her time in the foster care system. Hovell, a forward on the Rowan field hockey team, doesn't quite remember exactly how long she was in the foster care system, but what she does know is that she was able to find a forever home with two loving parents who adopted her and eight others later on. Krystyna sometimes gets flashbacks from her time in foster care. "I get flashbacks a lot from seeing other foster siblings I was living with... Read more →

Rowan University's Cormican, Marks, Jarrett and Bean Serving As SAAC Officers

GLASSBORO, NJ (December 3, 2020)--Rowan University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has announced its officers and representatives for the 2020-21 academic year. These students lead the group that acts as a liaison between the Profs’ student-athletes and the athletic administration to advance the interests of all athletic programs at the school. Serving as co-presidents this year are volleyball player Emma Cormican (so. Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) and baseball player Jared Marks (sr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield). Men’s cross country/track & field runner Brandon Jarrett (so. Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge) holds the post of treasurer and women’s cross country/track & field athlete Keller Bean (jr. Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) is the social media director. SAAC is comprised of representatives from all 18 intercollegiate athletic teams at Rowan. Among its... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden Student Bonded with Kids Over Superheroes

Published November 18, 2019 By Mary Anderson Ryan Brady was volunteering at a local school during his senior year at Rutgers–Camden when he bonded with kids over superheroes. “I asked, ‘Do you guys like Batman or Superman?’ Instantly I had a connection.” Ryan Brady CCAS’11 has developed two comic book series. The experience with the students inspired a big idea for Brady, a 2011 graduate who has a lifelong passion for comic books. His vision? “Batman is from Gotham, Superman is from Metropolis—so maybe there needs to be a Camden superhero.” As a child growing up with two older brothers who were into comic books, Brady wore Batman pajamas and always felt the comic book world was “so much cooler than real life.” With a... Read more →

The New Face of Justice in New Jersey

Published November 23, 2020 Photography by Nick Romanenko While an undergraduate majoring in political science at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Fabiana Pierre-Louis came to realize belatedly that she wanted to be a lawyer. She then attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, graduating magna cum laude. Yet, Pierre-Louis RC’02, CLAW’06 never expected that her ambition and talent would land her on the New Jersey Supreme Court as only the third African American and the first African American woman. “Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most powerful bench are surrounded by colleagues who encompass the full range of the American experience, whether it be racially or generationally or both,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy during his announcement of her nomination at... Read more →

Drive to Advance Equity Guides Anna Branch in Her New Role at Rutgers

Rutgers’ first senior vice president for equity is uniquely prepared to address inequities and change perceptions across the university By Lisa Intrabartola Rutgers Today Enobong (Anna) Branch can pinpoint the moment she decided to switch lanes from studying medicine to education. She was a third-year biology major at Howard University with plans of becoming a doctor when she learned her old high school – a Christian school her father founded in the Bronx – was struggling. “That school was a vehicle to show that children like us could succeed, despite the poor reputation of some public schools in the Bronx, where more kids went to jail than to college,” said Branch, whose father emigrated from Nigeria and mother was born in the Bronx but whose... Read more →

College Kids Returning Home for Thanksgiving, Winter Break?

How Families Can Stay Safe During Pandemic Many colleges will soon close until the spring semester as COVID-19 surges nationwide. A Virtua Health expert – and dad of a returning college student – offers advice. (Marlton, N.J.) Like many parents, Dr. Chris Pomrink will bring his son home from college for Thanksgiving and an extended winter break. But while the Virtua Health physician will be happy to see his son Luke, he wants to protect his loved ones from a potential, unwanted visitor: COVID-19. “Coronavirus is everywhere, and many college campuses have been hit especially hard,” said Dr. Pomrink, an internal medicine physician. “By late September, more than 130,000 college students nationwide had tested positive for COVID-19, and that figure is much higher now,” he... Read more →

Head Injury Risk for Soccer Players could be reduced with Simple Adjustments to the Ball (video)

The average soccer player heads the ball 12 times in a game, and each header carries up to 100g acceleration, enough to cause serious brain damage. A Purdue study led by Prof. Eric Nauman quantifies how inflating balls to lower pressures, and subbing them out when they get wet, has the potential to reduce head injuries by about 20%. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how hard a ball hits the head by inflating balls to lower pressures and subbing them out when they get wet. The study, conducted by Purdue University engineers, found... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden Nursing Student Receives Scholarship for Education in Wound Care

By Jeanne Leong Christine Abacan, a Rutgers University–Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP) student, has received a scholarship from the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Foundation. A resident of Collingswood, she plans to use the $2,000 award to further her education. Christine Abacan During the spring 2020 semester, Abacan attended WOCNEP certification courses in person until the COVID-19 pandemic forced Rutgers to switch to remote learning in mid-March, making it more convenient for her to take classes while working full-time. “What is great about the program is that there is an online option, so the lectures were seamlessly moved to an online format,” says Abacan. She is expected to complete the Rutgers–Camden certification program in December. A surgical intermediate nurse at Cooper... Read more →

Rutgers-Camden Professor Says It's Time to Abandon Electoral College

By Tom McLaughlin It seems like clockwork every four years: a U.S. presidential election takes place, the electoral and popular votes are tallied, and the debate over the use of the Electoral College promptly ensues. Shankman explains that the founders had never imagined the Electoral College would be used to determine the presidency. By that time, says Andrew Shankman, the discussion is long overdue – in fact, over 200 years and counting. “Most people have little knowledge of the Electoral College’s origins and history, so this lack of understanding fuels the bitter divide over the issue – and what we should do about it,” says the professor of history at Rutgers University–Camden. Shankman explains that the U.S. Constitution created the original Electoral College at the... Read more →

Four Regional Leaders Named to Rand Institute Advisory Board at Rutgers University-Camden City

By Mike Sepanic Four regional leaders have been named to new roles within the advisory board for the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden. Michael Egenton, executive vice president of government relations for the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, has been elected as board chair, and Amy Osborn, vice president and regional leader of private banking for Republic Bank, now serves as vice chair. Newly appointed to the Rand Institute board are Michael Chait, president of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and New Jersey State Senator Troy Singleton, who represents the state’s Seventh Legislative District. The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden, 411 Cooper Street They participate in a 26-member board consisting of leaders... Read more →

Rutgers Football Signs South Jersey WR Jovanni Bermudez

Rutgers Football made another addition to the class of 2022 today as Cedar Creek High School (NJ) wide receiver Jovanni Bermudez announced his decision to verbally commit. The South Jersey native is listed as a 5-foot-10, 170-pound prospect. He chose the Scarlet Knights over the likes of offers from Central Michigan, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Princeton, Syracuse and Yale. He was also drawing a lot of interest recently from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Texas Tech and Wisconsin. Bermudez earned his Rutgers Football offer yesterday, but you can tell from the minute he got the offer he was excited about the potential in this new look Scarlet Knights program. “I was going over F.A.M.I.LY., TRUST, CHOP with Coach Schiano before he offered me,” said Bermudez last night. “I learned... Read more →

CAWP: 126 women (96 Democrats, 30 Republicans) Will Serve in the 117th Congress

Preliminary Results: Women Candidates in the 2020 Elections According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, at least 126 (96D, 30R) women will serve in the 117th Congress. There are 32 congressional races featuring women candidates that remain too close to call. As outcomes are determined, the information in this release will be updated on this page on the CAWP website; these updates will include both the latest numbers and additional notable milestones that may be achieved by newly-determined results. Find the most current data on women in the 2020 elections, along with interactive data visualizations and historical comparisons, at our Election 2020 Results Tracker. CAWP will also send periodic media advisories... Read more →

Rutgers Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Decreased Flu Vaccinations, Immunizations

Newswise — A recent health survey reveals that only two-thirds of parents say they'll vaccinate their children against the flu this year, raising concerns among pediatricians as the flu season begins, some schools re-open for in-person learning and COVID-19 cases spike. Two Rutgers New Jersey Medical School pediatricians, Joseph Schwab, an associate professor of pediatrics, and Hanan A. Tanuos, director of primary care and an associate professor of pediatrics, discuss the importance of keeping children and adults up to date with immunizations during the coronavirus crisis. How has COVID-19 affected flu vaccination and immunization rates in children? Although it's difficult to get real-time, localized numbers, pediatricians participating in the Vaccines for Children performed fewer immunizations during the first months of the pandemic when many practices... Read more →

Undergraduate research experience helps launch recent Rutgers University‒Camden grad’s career

TO THE POINT: For Immediate Release CAMDEN — As an intern in a Rutgers University‒Camden mathematics lab, Sydney Truong became passionate about research while working on a federally funded study on ways autonomous vehicles can help improve traffic flow and reduce travel time, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions. Since graduating in May 2020, her Rutgers–Camden experience has led to a position conducting research at Lockheed Martin. For one year, beginning in the summer after Truong’s junior year, she worked with Benedetto Piccoli, the Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair in Mathematics at Rutgers University–Camden, where he also serves as vice chancellor for research. Truong wrote a simulation code for the collaborative project involving Piccoli and researchers from four other universities. As every driver experiences in traffic,... Read more →

Rutgers Expert Explains History of the October Surprise

James Comey/Shutterstock What is an October Surprise and where does the term come from? The term was popularized in 1980. As president, Jimmy Carter could not get the Iranian hostages released, and his failure was one of the main reasons he was losing in the polls to Ronald Reagan. The October Surprise was going to be his last-minute success in getting them out. Obviously, it never happened. Afterward, there were suggestions that Reagan’s campaign conspired with the Iranians to hold the hostages through the election. This gambit, though never proven, came to be referred to as the October Surprise. Now the term refers to any late-breaking major news that upends the presidential election. What are some examples of notable October Surprises in history? There have... Read more →

PDE, Rutgers Create Rain Garden at Salem High School

Salem Rain Garden 1: Kate Hutelmyer, collaborative programs manager for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, tamps down sand and soil during construction of a rain garden in front of Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. Salem Rain Garden 2: Left to right, Salem High School Science Teacher Theresa Derham; Sarah Bouboulis, habitat projects coordinator for Partnership for the Delaware Estuary; and Salem High School Science Teacher Paul Bartholomew mix sand and soil for the new rain garden at Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. Salem Rain Garden 2.5: A member of the Rutgers University Water Resources Program helps install native plants in the new rain garden in front of Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. SALEM, NJ — New landscaping with a... Read more →

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves Revised University Budget

The $4.45 billion budget reflects sharp decline in revenues due to pandemic, despite restored state aid (October 7, 2020)--The Rutgers University Board of Governors today adopted a revised $4.45 billion budget that adjusts for restored proposed cuts in state support, an unprecedented collapse of dining, housing and other revenues related to the COVID-19 crisis and cost increases related to the pandemic. The amended budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2020, includes $86.6 million in state revenues that restores a previously proposed cut in state operating aid to the university. Direct state operating aid totals $437 million, about 10 percent of Rutgers’ overall budget. The adjusted budget assumes other cost savings, including a wage freeze and additional furloughs intended to preserve jobs... Read more →

Pandemic-related modifications safeguard training for Rutgers‒Camden’s future nurse workforce 

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY — When the global COVID-19 pandemic forced Rutgers University‒Camden to switch from in-person classes to remote learning in the spring, the School of Nursing faced a special challenge: at a time when nurses were needed more than ever before, how could the school provide students with the preparation needed for a career in health care? Hands-on clinical training in hospitals and other facilities is essential for nursing students. These experiences provide opportunities for students to interact with patients and operate life-sustaining and life-saving equipment, such as intravenous pumps, feeding tubes or gastric drains, and heart monitors. Rutgers University–Camden nursing faculty and administrators responded quickly by modifying teaching and learning to ensure safety while students receive quality access and training to... Read more →