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Obama Unilaterally Rewrites Law, Imposes Transgender Policy on Nation’s Schools

First published here on May 15, 2016 Ryan T. Anderson / @ryantand / May 13, 2016 All across America, parents, teachers and local school districts have been having conversations about how best to accommodate the privacy and safety concerns of transgender students while also addressing the privacy and safety concerns of other students. Solutions were found, such as the creation of new single-occupancy restrooms and changing facilities for transgender students while retaining girls’ and boys’ rooms for biological girls and boys. But activists attacked these commonsense compromise policies as “transphobic.” And now the Obama administration has said that a 1972 law settles all of these issues: Students are to be treated the same based on their “gender identity,” regardless of their sex. Obama’s departments of Justice and Education declared that “both federal agencies treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of enforcing Title IX.” >>> For... Read more →


How to Write a Custom Argumentative Essay

Writing is a tedious task that can be difficult for some people, but following the tips mentioned in this article will ensure you get good results. Writing well is not a one-time thing. However, developing the habit of writing well substance will pay off in the future. If you need assistance with your write my essay, buy a paper from a writing service such as Edubirdie. Argumentative essay outline To write an excellent argumentative essay, you must have a proper outline. The outline should include an introductory paragraph, supporting evidence, a thesis statement, and a conclusion. The preceding paragraph should set the stage and provide background information that explains the position you are taking. It should also answer the reader's questions about the issue. An argumentative essay outline helps you organize your ideas and thoughts in the correct order. It also prevents you from leaving out important points. Body paragraphs... Read more →


Five Rowan Student-Athletes Honored by NJAC

PITMAN, NJ -- The New Jersey Athletic Conference honored five Rowan student-athletes in its weekly awards program for the week ending September 25th. The volleyball team had two members cited as Natalie Ogden was named the NJAC Player of the Week, and teammate Victoria Hutchinson the NJAC Rookie of the Week. Olivia Giorano (Women's Soccer), Sidney Pavlishin (Field Hockey), and Johnny Troiano (Men's Soccer) all earned respective rookie of the week awards as well. Ogden averaged double-digit kills in a 3-1, 2-0 NJAC week, totaling a 61-29-184 (.174) hitting line while adding 51 digs and 10 aces. On Tuesday in the NJAC opener, Ogden put up 19 kills, 12, digs and two aces in a tough five-set win over Stockton. She then had the same numbers in Thursday's victory at Montclair State. At Saturday's action at Scranton, she racked up 14 kills, five aces and seven digs in the five-set... Read more →


Rutger's President Holloway on the State of the University

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway delivered an address to the University Senate on Friday, September 23, 2022. Boosting students’ success while creating a robust and engaging student experience is at the center of all Rutgers is working toward as the university moves beyond pandemic-posed challenges and changes, President Jonathan Holloway said in his address today to the University Senate. The president reaffirmed Rutgers’ commitment to build on efforts to better serve and support students, including improving online education experiences and expanding on the early success of the new summer service internship program for undergraduates. “If you’ve noticed a common thread among these commitments – our students – you’re right,” Holloway said. “After all, while Rutgers serves our state and the world in thousands of ways – from the cranberry farmer to the cancer patient, from the immigrant seeking asylum to the entrepreneur incubating a startup – the heart of our enterprise... Read more →


Rowan Sports Wrap Up: Field Hockey over John Hopkins:

Castagnola, Patrone Score Goals as #3 Rowan Field Hockey Defeats #2 Johns Hopkins, 2-1 BALTIMORE, MD - Second-half goals by Kristiina Castagnola and Julia Patrone propelled #3 Rowan to a 2-1 win over #2 Johns Hopkins in field hockey action this evening. The Profs remain unbeaten at 4-0 after scoring the road victory while handing Johns Hopkins (3-1) its first defeat. The teams were scoreless after one half of play until Castagnola scored just two minutes into the third quarter. Julia Cavicchio sent the ball in after a penalty corner and Castagnola took a rebound of the Profs’ first shot and connected on her third goal of the year. Patrone gave Rowan a 2-0 cushion in the 49th minute, when Liz Fox passed the ball to her just over midfield. The sophomore dribbled the ball down the field and put the ball in the cage to the left side for... Read more →


3 Clubs to consider joining

Many people find that taking up a sport or hobby can be a wonderful way to spend their free time. Having an activity to look forward to gives us true pleasure in life that can provide a welcome break from the stresses and strains of our working worlds. Joining a club that does the activity can improve the overall experience further, giving an opportunity for socialization and meeting new people with similar outlooks. This can be especially beneficial if you have recently moved to a new area and are looking to make some friends and grow a new social circle. In this article three clubs are discussed that offer something for everyone and may be available in your locality. 1. Join a soccer team Soccer, or as the British say “football”, is rapidly growing in popularity in America with professional teams such as LA Galaxy attracting some of the world’s... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Rutgers Board of Governors Approves 2.9 Percent Tuition and Fee Increase

Board approves $5.1 billion 2022-2023 budget The Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-2023 academic year that includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and fees, nearly two-thirds below the current rate of inflation. YOUR MONEY “We remain committed to providing excellence in academic experience and opportunity at an affordable and accessible price, and to ensuring that this necessary, measured increase does not affect our neediest students. Our focus on financial aid programs and net cost reflects that promise to our students, who have shown enormous resolve through the economic and other challenges of recent years,” said Mark A. Angelson, chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors. Tuition and fees, which account for more than 28 percent of university revenues, help fund academic programs and university services, including academic advising, library services, computing services, student health services, counseling and financial aid. “This... Read more →


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Camden City N.J.-Wednesday, June 15, 2022, is observed as WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY. Elder abuse is defined as any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any person that causes harm or serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult, according to the Division of Aging Services New Jersey Department of Human Services. Each year, hundreds of thousands of older people are subject to elder abuse. Many of them are frail, and vulnerable, and rely on others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers can be children, family members, trusted friends, or even professionals hired to provide care. Elder abuse can include Physical Abuse, Emotional or Psychological Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation. Here are Some Signs of How to Spot Elder Abuse from the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor: The signs of elder abuse can be subtle. Any of the following can... Read more →


Camden County Summer Concerts

2022 Summer Park Events Guide See What Summer Has to Offer in This Year's Jam Packed Guide, Including Many Concerts and Events The 2022 Park Events Guide is your family’s ticket to an amazing season of fun and entertainment. Celebrate Independence Day at the Camden County Freedom Festival at Wiggins Waterfront Park featuring a performance from the O’Jays or check out the cool sounds of the Sundown Music Series at the McLaughlin Norcross Memorial Dell at Haddon Lake Park. From kayaking to exercise classes, horseback riding and more, this summer’s lineup of events has something fun for everyone. Whether you want to hang out in a lawn chair or stretch out across a yoga mat, we’ll welcome you to the parks this summer. To see this year's guide digitally Click Here. Kenny G Kicks Off the 2022 Summer Concert Series The First of Many Amazing Shows this Summer The 2022... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Rutgers Tobacco-Free by 2023

June 1, 2022 – Rutgers University campuses will be tobacco-free, President Jonathan Holloway said today as he announced the university’s new “Tobacco-Free by 2023” initiative. The tobacco-free policy, which will be effective as of Jan. 1, 2023, covers all campuses – indoors and outdoors – and includes the use of all tobacco products. It applies to students, employees and visitors. The new policy, informed by research and recommendations from the Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies, aims to reduce smoking and tobacco use among young people at a time in their lives when they are most likely to start, and to encourage and support tobacco users of all ages who want to quit. “By declaring our campuses tobacco-free, we aim to make our community a healthier place to live, learn and work as we educate smokers about the resources available to help them quit,” Holloway said. The president noted the administration’s... Read more →


How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Studing

Students often feel procrastination in college. The reason for that is that they have a lot of homework, and can’t manage their time as they want. They can’t walk with their friends or watch their favorite movies. They should write papers or do complicated assignments in the evening. All this can cause sadness and procrastination in students, especially before the exams. At the same time, struggling against this feeling is crucial to getting a degree and being successful. To cope with the problem, some students order essays cheap in online services. Such custom companies help students with written assignments. So, they provide more free time for them to walk or do what they need. But there is always a way to overcome procrastination yourself. To do this, look at some helpful tips:716 Manage your time on the schedule A way to get time for everything is by creating a schedule.... Read more →


Rutgers University–Camden: Luminaries honored by Senator Rand Institute for Public Affairs

Four southern New Jersey citizens honored as emblematic of research institute’s mission CAMDEN, N.J. – The Senator Walter Rand Institute (WRI) for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden honored four prominent southern New Jersey citizens – shining examples of its mission to foster a healthy, productive, and thriving South Jersey – as the 2021 South Jerseyans of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. They were recognized during the 20th annual Walter and Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner – postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic – on May 3 at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees Township. Receiving the distinguished honor were Rob Curley, regional president at TD Bank; Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae; and Fred Wasiak, president and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey. Wilbert Mitchell, founding executive director of Respond, Inc., also received WRI’s Lifetime Achievement Award. “These dedicated individuals each lend their... Read more →


Large Turnout for Rutgers Day

Rutgers Day 2022. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers Rutgers Day, one of the state’s landmark spring events, drew crowds to New Brunswick and Piscataway on Saturday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the activities to move online two years ago. Thousands of visitors came to Rutgers to enjoy over 500 activities and programs showcasing Rutgers excellence, including a surgical robot demonstration, cart racing, geology crafts, agriculture quizzes, and a Block R Rubik’s cube art installation. Many people in the crowd have been coming to activities that are part of Rutgers Day for years. But for President Jonathan Holloway, Saturday marked his first Rutgers Day since he started in his role during the pandemic. "For me, this is a day of wonderful discovery, and I am thrilled to be here," Holloway said. Read more →


David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker, Named Rutgers University’s Commencement Speaker

Journalist and award-winning author to receive honorary doctor of letters degree; former Rutgers president Robert Barchi, Aprille Joy Ericsson, Alondra Nelson also named honorary degree recipients David Remnick, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has elevated The New Yorker’s prominence as editor since 1998, will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree when he addresses graduates at the 256th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences on May 15, 2022, the Rutgers Board of Governors voted today. “As a New Jersey native, I feel tremendously honored to deliver the university’s commencement address this May. The class of 2022 will leave Rutgers at a time of great upheaval—in the world, in our own country—and yet it’s the passion and resilience that these young people show that gives me great hope in our collective future,” Remnick said. The board also voted to award former Rutgers... Read more →


Food Business Basics Virtual Workshop for Food Entrepreneurs

The Food Innovation Center at Rutgers is having a Food Business Basics Workshop for early stage entrepreneurs on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11, 2022 from 9:00am-1:00pm. This is a WEBEX virtual workshop. Food Business Basics is a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn critical aspects of entering or growing their business in the prepared food and beverage industry. Attendees will be in front of movers and shakers working in the industry, who will give advice on to how create, commercialize, market, and sell in this competitive market. On day one, there will be information on consumer trends, category overview, brand strategy, packaging trends, accounting basics, business structure, protecting intellectual property, and a variety of resources from the NJ Business Action Center. On day two, we’ll have presentations on product development to commercialization, sales strategy, food safety, developing a business plan, an entrepreneurial success story, and a video tour of... Read more →


College Baseball: Rowan Over Rutgers-Camden 2-1

CAMDEN, NJ – Ryan Murphy accounted for both runs, as #7 Rowan scored a 2-1 victory at Rutgers-Camden, in NJAC baseball action this afternoon, and Ryan Mostrangeli drove in the winning run. Profs' lefthander Eli Atiya went eight innings, striking out eight, to earn his seventh victory of the year as Rowan improves to 23-6 (9-2 NJAC). Murphy hit his team-high eighth home run in the third inning, a solo shot, to give the Profs a 1-0 lead. It was his second game in a row with a homer. Rutgers-Camden (17-15; 4-7), which outhit the Profs, 9-6, tied it up in the fourth on an RBI single by Diego Salazar. In the eighth, Murphy doubled, and with two outs, Mostrangeli doubled to right field to bring home Murphy with the winning run. Christian Bascunan took over in the ninth inning and held the Scarlet Raptors scoreless to pick up his... Read more →


ROWAN LACROSSE : Cohan Scores five goals, Lechliter Nets Her 100th; Profs Dominate Rutgers-Camden 

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – Elise Cohan tallied five goals and Ashley Lechliter netted the 100th of her career as the Rowan women’s lacrosse team dominated Rutgers-Camden, 20-3, in NJAC action today. It marks the second straight win for the Profs, improving them to 6-7 and 2-1 in the conference. Lechliter (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) now has 101 goals in her career in 63 career games at Rowan. Jamie Cutrera also scored three goals while Julianna Corson and Molly Green each had three goals and an assist. Erin Renshaw added two goals, with Calista Burke scoring one, while Sophia Schiavo handed out two assists and Chloe Shea added one. The Profs staked a 4-0 lead, with two goals from Cohan, before Rutgers-Camden (2-9; 0-4 NJAC) got on the board with a pair. The floodgates then opened for Rowan, as it scored 16 consecutive goals into the fourth quarter to run... Read more →


NJAC Honors Six Rowan Student Athletes

GLASSBORO, NJ -- The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced its weekly awards that features five Rowan student-athletes among its ranks. Nicole Notarianni was named the NJAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Track Athlete of the Week with teammate Nevaeh Lorjuste selected as the NJAC Rookie of the Week. Jason Tomaino captured the NJAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Rookie of the Week. Ryan Mostrangeli was chosen as the NJAC Baseball Player of the Week. Lastly, Molly Green earned NJAC Women's Lacrosse Rookie of the Week honors as well. Notarianni, who was named the track athlete of the week for the second time this year, hit a PR in the 100 meter hurdles at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational on Saturday, running a 14.24 which ranks her #1 in the NJAC and #5 in Division III. Lorjuste was 12th in 400m at Auburn (57.15) for a PR and the #6 time... Read more →


Rowan Softball IS Back! Winning Both NJAC Games Against Montclair Today; Return To Action on Tuesday

GLASSBORO, NJ -- #16 Rowan took down Montclair State in a NJAC Doubleheader winning both games on Saturday with an identical 3-0 score in each contest. Game one Emily August notched her third game this season and fourth in her career with 10 or more strikeouts as the senior served up a dozen K's on just four hits and a walk. August moves to 11-4 on the year. Devyn DiPasquale got the home team on the board in the second with a two-out triple just inside the right-field line to plate Breanna Bryant. In the top of the third, the Red Hawks looked to answer by getting runners on the corners with two outs, however, a fielder's choice to second base halted the chance. The Profs then got a big two-out, two-run double off the bat of Grace Shukaitis in the fourth, scoring DiPasquale and pinch-runner Gabbie Fonollosa for a... Read more →


Newark Resident Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Obtain More Than $700,000

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for conspiring to fraudulently obtain more than $700,000, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Jefferson Robert, 31, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Julien X. Neals to an information charging him with conspiring to commit wire fraud. Judge Neals imposed the sentence by videoconference today. According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court: On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. The CARES Act created a new temporary federal program unemployment insurance program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides unemployment insurance benefits (UIB) for individuals who are not eligible for other types of unemployment (e.g., self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers). The CARES Act also created a new temporary federal program that provides... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students:

Lebanon Valley College Recognizes Winter Student-Athletes ANNVILLE, PA (03/11/2022)-- Lebanon Valley College recognized its student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen winter athletic teams. Local students include: Eric Malcarney of Haddonfield (08033), a graduate of Gilmour Academy, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration and is a member of the men's ice hockey team. LVC picked up six wins this season that included a four-game stretch featuring three wins and a tie in conference play. The Dutchmen qualified for the United Collegiate Hockey Conference postseason tournament and lost to Utica in the quarterfinals. Allison Bimmer of Maple Shade (08052), a graduate of Maple Shade High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in criminal justice and is a member of the women's basketball team. LVC won 11 games this season, its best record since the 2018-19 campaign. The Dutchmen won six games in conference play and dropped a... Read more →


CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS:

KUDOS Shane; Home Prices Up in Poor Cities; Cops Disciplined; Rising GCHS Star; Study of Paulsboro Citizens

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Harvard freshman Shane Washart, right, accepts congratulations after one of his two victories at the Ivy League Championship at Princeton held in February. The St. Augustine Prep alum helped Harvard win their fifth straight Ivy title. (photo courtesy of The Ivy League) ##### WAY TO GO SHANE!!!-- Shane Washart, a Harvard University freshman, and a member of the University’s Swim Team won two distance races for the Crimson in a recent meet at Princeton. Washart won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 8 minutes, 52.09 seconds, and the 1,650 freestyle in 14:47.51. Eighteen-year-old Shane and his teammates beat out seven other teams to win the competition. After winning the 1,650 freestyle Washart said, “Without my training group I wouldn’t be able to drop that much time.” RELATED: Watch Live on ESPN+ https://es.pn/3M6cXo5-- Before Harvard, Washart was a four-year letter winner in swimming, a member of Greater... Read more →


College Men's Basketball: Rowan's Comeback Attempt Falls Short; Final Score 94-84

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Rowan made a comeback attempt in the second half, but it fell short as the Profs were defeated by Susquehanna, 94-84, in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship at Christopher Newport University’s Freeman Center. Marcellus Ross scored a career-high 34 points for Rowan with 25 in the second half to pace the Profs. Rowan (23-6) faced a 26-point deficit in the first half, and closed to eight points with under four minutes to play, but Susquehanna was able to hold off the Profs. Ross, who had nine points in the first half, made 9-of-10 field goals in the second half and 7-of-8 from three-point range to reach his new personal best. Senior Arian Azemi scored 15 points, Hafeez Melvin tallied 12 and Andrew Seager notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Susquehanna (24-4) held a 52-30 halftime lead but the Profs reversed the... Read more →


Rowan Holds Off Rutgers-Newark, to Advance to NJAC Men's Basketball Title Game

GLASSBORO, NJ – Marcellus Ross scored 20 points and Hafeez Melvin went 6-for-6 from the foul line in the final 29 seconds as Rowan held on to defeat Rutgers-Newark, 72-69, in the NJAC Men’s Basketball Semifinals and advance to the conference’s Championship game on Saturday at Stockton. Second-seeded Rowan (23-4), which has won eight straight, will take on top-seeded Stockton on Saturday at 6 p.m. with the champion earning the NJAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Melvin sealed the win for the Profs from the line hitting all six attempts although Rutgers-Newark scored eight points in the final 22 seconds, including a three-pointer at the buzzer, to provide the final margin. With 3:30 remaining, Rutgers-Newark (17-9) scored five straight to cut Rowan’s lead to 64-61. Neither team scored for two minutes until Andrew Seager found Ross underneath for a layup, giving the Profs a 66-61 lead with 1:11. The... Read more →


Dakota Adams Leads Rowan Basketball to 70-53 win over Ramapo

GLASSBORO, NJ – Dakota Adams had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Rowan women’s basketball team to a 70-53 win over Ramapo in a conference game today at Esby Gym. The Profs are now 15-8 (12-4 NJAC) as they head into final week of the regular season. It was the fourth straight double-double of the season for Adams and her 10th in the last 12 games. She also added three blocks in the win. Kristina Johnson was the only other Prof in double figures with 12 points as she converted 3-of-4 shots from the field. Savanna Holt was a perfect 4-for-4 in her field goal attempts and finished with eight points. Leading 57-47 at the start of the fourth quarter, Rowan eventually put it away, going on an 11-0 run and holding Ramapo (8-11; 5-10) without a basket for four minutes to take a 68-47 lead with over... Read more →


Mens Basketball: Josh Wright Scores Team-High 21 Points to Help Prof's Beat Rutgers-Newark

NEWARK, NJ – Josh Wright scored a team-high 21 points to help the Rowan men’s basketball team to an 80-65 road win over Rutgers-Newark in NJAC action Saturday evening. It is the third win in a row for the Profs, as they improve to 18-4 on the season, and 11-4 in the conference. Wright connected on 6-of-11 from the field, while hitting 3-of-6 three-pointers and going 6-for-6 from the foul line. Andrew Seager scored 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting and Marcellus Ross contributed 12 points for Rowan. Damian Smith had a team-high eight rebounds and picked up three steals with Hafeez Melvin scoring 13 and grabbing three steals. Rowan led from the opening tip and when holding a 19-16 advantage, scored six straight, helped by four from Seager to build the lead up to 25-16. The Profs scored six points in the final 42 seconds of the first half, including... Read more →


New Jersey Council of Presidents Okay Rutgers University-Camden’s B.F.A.Degree

CAMDEN N.J. — The New Jersey Council of Presidents has approved Rutgers University-Camden’s bachelor of fine arts degree in visual art, which will expand concentration areas for students interested in artistic fields. Rutgers‒Camden will begin offering the B.F.A. in the fall of 2023. Students will have the option to pursue concentrations such as graphic design, painting and drawing, sculpture, and animation. The New Jersey Presidents’ Council, which represents the state’s public, private, and community colleges and universities, recently approved the creation of the degree. In December, The Rutgers Board of Governors gave its approval. “This is an intensive, professional degree, so students will have the opportunity to take more courses in their areas of specialization,” said Kenneth Elliott, chair of the Rutgers–Camden Department of Visual, Media and Performing Arts and an associate professor of theater. “Many employers today view the B.F.A. as an important credential. The degree will make us... Read more →


Rutgers University‒Camden Partnering with Overburdened School Nurses in the Vineland School District

CAMDEN, N.J. — In a mutually beneficial collaboration that allows nursing students to receive experiential instruction, Rutgers University‒Camden is partnering with overburdened school nurses in the Vineland School District, who often function as the main COVID-19 officers in their schools. New Jersey’s 2,500 school nurses play a vital role in keeping students safe and healthy and have faced increased burdens during the pandemic as they fight to keep communities safe. In addition to caring for students, school nurses have been a source of health and safety updates, informing students and families of the latest coronavirus updates and protocols. Robin Cogan, the clinical coordinator of the Rutgers‒Camden school nurse program, says school nurses are acting as the de facto health department during the pandemic. Cogan hosts a virtual support group for school nurses throughout the United States who are overwhelmed with additional responsibilities. Beginning Jan. 25, under the supervision of Rutgers‒Camden... Read more →


Don't Ditch Those Cloth Masks Says Rutgers Dr.

Rutgers Microbiologist: The CDC is considering upgrading its guidance to recommend that people opt for highly protective N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 in the face of growing evidence that cloth masks are not effective against the Omicron variant. Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, M.D., director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, explains the reason for the evolving guidance and what to do if you only have a cloth mask available. Feel free to run quotes from our Q&A with Martin Blaser or contact Patti Verbanas to schedule an interview with him. What does the data show about cloth masks that led to the changing guidance? It has been known for some time that all masks are not created equal. N95s, when properly fitted, can reduce the transmission by more than 95 percent of the very tiny particles that are 0.3 micrometers in size, which carry the virus from... Read more →


Scarlet Knights Travel to Maryland Saturday, 2PM

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. XFinity Center - (College Park, Maryland) TV: Big Ten Network (PXP: Kevin Kugler, Color: Len Elmore) Radio: Rutgers Sports Properties Radio Network (WCTC 1450 AM/WOR 710 AM; PXP: Jerry Recco and Color: Austin Johnson) WRSU 88.7 FM RU Student Radio PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Scarlet Knights are back on the road for the for the second away game in a row in College Park against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Scarlet Knights are looking to bounce back from a 66-49 loss at Penn State on Tuesday night in hopes of securing the team's first road win of the season. Geo Baker is set to play in his 129th career game on Saturday, which will surpass Myles Mack for the school record. RU shot 33.9 percent on (19-56) shooting from the field. Penn State capitalized on the Scarlet Knights' slow... Read more →


Mens Basketball: Rutgers -Newark Over Rowan 66-60

GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan’s comeback attempt fell just short as Rutgers-Newark held off the Profs, 66-60, despite a career-high 23 points from freshman Josh Wright. The loss drops the Profs to 12-2 (5-2 NJAC) and ends their winning streak at eight games. Rowan, with only seven players available due to injuries and Covid protocols, fell behind by 18 points in the first half, but used a strong second half to come within two points late in the game. Damian Smith scored 15 points and Marcellus Ross added 13 for Rowan. D’Andre Vilmar led the Profs with 11 rebounds while Marko Pantovic grabbed a career-high nine boards. Trailing by as many as 14 points in the second half, the Profs used a 14-6 run over four minutes to pull within 56-54 on a putback by Smith with four minutes to play. Rutgers-Newark (9-4; 6-1) then answered with six straight points to... Read more →


Rowan 2022 Baseball Schedule Released

GLASSBORO, NJ - The Rowan baseball schedule is set for the 2022 season as the Profs look to build on the success from last year when they reached the Division III College World Series and won the NJAC Championship. Rowan heads into the year ranked 16th in the nation in Collegiate Baseball’s Division III Preseason Poll. SCHEDULE​ The Profs will open the season on March 1 at Swarthmore and head to Virginia Wesleyan for a weekend series on March 5-6 before heading to their spring training trip at the Russ Matt Invitational in Florida. The schedule at the Russ Matt Invitational from March 10-20 includes six teams that have earned spots in the preseason national rankings - #14 Northwestern-St. Paul (March 10); #12 Southern Maine (March 12); #36 St. John Fisher (March 13); #27 Oswego State (March 14); #29 Wheaton (March 15); and Endicott (March 20), which received votes. Rowan... Read more →


Rutgers Receives $10M to Address Health Disparities

Rutgers is launching a new initiative to improve the health and quality of life in economically disadvantaged communities dealing with food insecurity, high unemployment, low high school graduation rates and shrinking household income – funded through a $10 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The four-year grant, part of a larger presidential and universitywide commitment supporting health equity, will create the Rutgers Equity Alliance for Community Health (REACH), joining community-based organizations with university researchers, teachers and students. Participants will come together to find ways to improve health outcomes by focusing on social determinants of health and working where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age. “The pandemic definitely exposed the health inequities that researchers have identified time and again. With the help of the foundation’s grant, Rutgers will work closely with our communities to determine what’s needed at home, work and school to make... Read more →


“Pericles, Prince of Tyre”

CAMDEN, N.J. — With the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the pandemic will continue to test people’s resolve in the face of great adversity and loss. Theater enthusiasts looking for respite will soon find a poignant parallel – and a moment to reflect on these challenges – with the Rutgers University–Camden production of what might be the perfect pandemic-era play. The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts will present “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” – one of William Shakespeare’s rarely performed romances – from Thursday, December 9 to Sunday, December 11 in the Walter K. Gordon Theater on the Rutgers–Camden campus. The fairy-tale adventure centers around the hero, Pericles, who is nearly seduced into a world of evil. He goes on a journey to escape this danger and is tested by villanous kings and queens, terrible storms, pirates and much more. In the process, he gains, loses and then... Read more →


Rutgers Dedicates Iconic Building to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ginsburg’s daughter, Jane Ginsburg, joined Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and university leaders at the dedication ceremony. Rutgers University dedicated 15 Washington Street as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who taught at Rutgers Law School from 1963 to 1972. From left to right: Rutgers Law School Interim Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor; Rutgers Law Professor Suzanne Kim; Chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors, Mark Angelson; Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor; Frank Hundley, member of the Rutgers Board of Governors; Columbia Law Professor Jane Ginsburg, Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway; and Sherri-Ann Butterfield, Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark. Photo by Ron Scott//Rutgers-Newark. Download high-res. Newark, NJ— Rutgers University dedicated 15 Washington Street, a neoclassical icon of the Newark skyline, as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall on Thursday in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who taught at Rutgers Law School from 1963 to 1972.... Read more →


Rowan's Kristiina Castagnola Top Player

Kristiina Castagnola (photo provided) ROCKPORT, NY - Rowan senior Kristiina Castagnola (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional)has been named the Region IV Player of the Year, as selected by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. She is one of six regional award winners and is now in the running for NFHCA National Player of the Year honors to be announced on December 16. She becomes the second Rowan player to earn the honor as Rachel Galante received it in 2018. Castagnola was the catalyst and top scorer for the Profs as they reached the NCAA Final Four for the fifth time in school history. She tallied a career-high 44 points with a personal best 18 goals, while handing out eight assists. Her total includes three game-winning goals, including one in overtime against #5 Kean that clinched the NJAC Championship for Rowan. The team co-captain was a repeat selection to the All-Region First Team... Read more →


Rutgers Expanding Enrollment of Participants for Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Clinical Trial

Rutgers, the only New Jersey site for the vaccine trial, will enroll additional children ages 6 months to 4 years Rutgers, a clinical trial site for the global Pfizer-BioNTech research study to evaluate the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine in children, is looking for participants for a third clinical trial on children ages 6 months to 4 years. “Children can get sick from COVID-19 and can spread the virus to others even if they are asymptomatic. While most children experience mild or no symptoms, some children can get severely ill and could have long-term effects,” said co-lead investigator Simon Li, an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “Maximizing COVID-19 vaccination in all age groups is important to stop the global progression of the disease. Vaccination will also help us feel safer about our children resuming school and daily activities.” The Pediatric Clinical Research Center at... Read more →


Rutgers and Tel Aviv University Enter Partnership to Boost Research Collaboration  

Rutgers University and Tel Aviv University (TAU) signed a memorandum of understanding that will further collaboration and establish a presence by TAU at the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub in New Brunswick, N.J. Rendering of the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub. Rutgers University and Tel Aviv University (TAU) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will further the collaboration between the two research universities and establish a presence by TAU at the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub, a 550,000-square-foot, $665 million project in New Brunswick, N.J. The Hub will be home to a new Rutgers Translational Research facility and the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The MOU was signed in Tel Aviv, Israel, by Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and Ariel Porat, president of TAU. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined the ceremony virtually. “I traveled to Tel Aviv to sign this memorandum of understanding in person because this... Read more →


Emily Krowicki named 2021 Rutgers–Camden Student Veteran of the Year

On Top of the World: Nursing major earns top honor from Rutgers–Camden’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Nov. 16, 2021 Emily Krowicki named 2021 Rutgers–Camden Student Veteran of the Year CAMDEN, N.J. – Serving in the United States Marine Corps, recalls Emily Krowicki, she enjoyed a sense of “community and purpose” among her comrades which she lost upon being honorably discharged after six years. “I didn’t realize that sense of connection was even missing,” says the second-year Rutgers University–Camdennursing major. “That is, until I found it again working in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs at Rutgers–Camden.” In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stratford resident has dutifully served her fellow student-veterans for the past year in her work-study role for the office. Her contributions haven’t gone unnoticed, as Krowicki has been named the Rutgers–Camden Student-Veteran of the Year for 2021. She was formally recognized earlier today... Read more →


Rutgers University‒Camden,City of Camden partner to create new Chancellor Mayoral Internship

Students will gain valuable hands-on experience in the Camden city government CAMDEN, N.J. — Last night, Camden City Council unanimously approved the Chancellor's Mayoral Internship Program, a new five-year partnership between Rutgers‒Camden and the City of Camden that will allow students to work alongside civic leaders and learn the inner workings of city government. Students selected for the internship program will gain service-learning experience, participate in community outreach and build professional networks for careers in public service. “This innovative internship will give Rutgers‒Camden students a window into how city government operates, supporting those who are already pursuing public service and inspiring a sense of civic duty in individuals from diverse academic backgrounds,” said Rutgers‒Camden Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis. Each summer, beginning in June 2022, the internships will allow Rutgers–Camden students to spend eight weeks working alongside local government officials. Depending on their interests, skills, and experience, participants will have the... Read more →


Rutgers President Announces Student Service Initiative

Holloway outlines a focus on access, research and service in inaugural address Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University. Jonathan Scott Holloway, whose tenure is being shaped by a profound political reckoning and other global challenges, told an audience gathered for his inauguration as Rutgers’ 21st president that he believes education paired with public service can save democracy as he announced initiatives to make the university a leader in serving the common good. “Our daily news cycles have left us with a national rhetoric about politics, knowledge, citizenship and service that seems to take delight in mocking efforts to shore up institutions, to pursue ideas, to disagree civilly, to serve the common good and to share in our wealth,’’ Holloway said in his address, which was live streamed at watch parties on the Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers-Newark, Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences campuses. “I despair at this state of affairs, but instead... Read more →


TO THE POINT:  Innovative new scholarship at Rutgers University–Camden

will support learning experiences for every student For Immediate Release CAMDEN -- A new scholarship program at Rutgers University–Camden will provide every undergraduate student with financial support for engaging in immersive learning experiences that will amplify their coursework and provide impressive credentials upon earning their Rutgers degrees. The first of its kind among New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities, the Experiential Scholarship takes to the next level Rutgers–Camden’s commitment to providing access to a world-class Rutgers degree with significant financial aid packages, says Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Antonio D. Tillis. “This path-defining new program provides Rutgers–Camden students with the support they need to access individualized learning experiences around the world that will help them to build their skills and prepare for post-graduation success,” says Tillis. Starting in fall 2022, every first-year undergraduate student will begin to accrue scholarship money each semester, totaling $3,000 over the course of their time as... Read more →


RUTGERS 2020 and 2021 Graduates Recognized at Weekend Celebrations

2020 and 2021 graduates of the School of Arts and Sciences. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University. Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences celebrated the Classes of 2020 and 2021 in an extended weekend of pomp and circumstance that recognized their resilience and gave recent grads a chance to participate in beloved traditions missed during the pandemic. “We didn’t get the closure that we wanted, and I lacked it for both of my graduations,” said Alya Bukhari, who received an undergraduate degree in 2020 from the School of Arts and Sciences and a degree from the Graduate School of Education in 2021. “This was a moment to get that closure. For me, Rutgers was meeting the most important people and having them, along with my friends and family, support me. It was all worth it.” The celebration began early Thursday with a formal hooding ceremony for doctoral graduates at... Read more →


TO THE POINT:  Rutgers‒Camden Nursing Scholar earns American Academy of Nursing Fellowship

CAMDEN CITY, NJ— Robin Cogan, a lecturer at Rutgers University–Camden, and a school nurse in Camden, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), one of the highest honors that can be bestowed in the field. Robin Cogan MEd, RN, NCSN Clinical Coordinator of the School Nurse Program Cogan is among 225 Fellows of the class of 2021, joining a small group of school nurse leaders inducted into the Academy. FAAN selection criteria include contributions to nursing and health care, reducing health disparities and inequalities, and influencing health policies and health care delivery. “School nurses have been a hidden healthcare system for far too long.” says Cogan, of Cherry Hill. “Our presence democratizes health equity for our most underserved and under-resourced communities.” A school nurse for 21 years, Cogan has been a leading voice for school nurses and an advocate for children. Her blog, The Relentless... Read more →


Salisbury Wins over Rowan Football 24-7

GLASSBORO, NJ – A pair of second-half touchdowns helped #13/16 Salisbury pull away from Rowan, 24-7, in an NJAC football matchup today at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. Rowan (0-5; 0-2 NJAC) pulled within 10-7 in the third quarter when James Fara lept over the pile at the goal line on fourth-and-one for his second touchdown of the year, capping a drive that started at the Salisbury 30. Greg Harris had a 15-yard gain to the get the Profs to the nine-yard line. Salisbury (4-1; 2-0) scored on its next possession, as Shamar Gray ran it in from nine yards out with 4:50 left in the quarter to put the Sea Gulls up 17-7. At the start of the fourth quarter, Rowan QB Mike Husni hooked up with TE CJ Barrett for a four-yard completion that put the Profs in striking distance at the 28-yard line. But Rowan’s fourth-down conversion attempt... Read more →


Rowan Men's Basketball Schedule Released

GLASSBORO, N.J. -- The Rowan men’s basketball team has announced its schedule for the 2021-22 season and a return to the hardwood for the student-athletes and coaches, after missing last year due to the pandemic. Coach Joe Crispin’s squad will open the year against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Friday, November 12 at the TownePlace Suites Tip-Off hosted by Messiah (PA), marking the first game for Rowan since February 26, 2020. The consolation and championship will be held on November 13, with Clarkson rounding out the field. Rowan makes its return to its home court, Esby Gym, for the first time in two years on Wednesday, November 17th against Marymount. Conference play begins right away on Tuesday, November 23 with a date at TCNJ before Thanksgiving. Moving into December, the Profs will battle Stockton (Dec. 1) and Kean (Dec. 4) at home before going on the road for three... Read more →


GREAT IDEA! Rutgers welcomes second-year students with new orientations to acclimate them to in-person college experience

Rutgers-New Brunswick sophomore Bianca Caproni, center, at a Rutgers football game with new friends she made during second-year orientation. Courtesy Bianca Caproni By Lisa Intrabartola Rutgers Today COVID-19 robbed us all of milestones and memorable moments, but few have lost out on more traditional rites of passage than this year’s sophomore class. They were the high school Class of 2020 who didn’t get to dance at a senior prom, walk at a graduation or experience the first year of college in person. “I think freshman year is the perfect time to make friends. Everyone is deciding what they want to do still, getting used to the campus,” second-year Rutgers-New Brunswick Honor’s College student Bianca Caproni. “I feel like I missed out on that chance last year. It was very isolated.” Caproni is not alone. For many of her fellow sophomores, move-in days were the first time they set foot on... Read more →


Safety Requirements for NJ School Districts

Gloucester High School, Gloucester City NJ (CNBNews photo files) Last Updated: 09/02/2021 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR All students will be back for full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks inside of school buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. By October 18th, 2021, all workers in preschool through Grade 12 schools will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. Parents or guardians will not be able to opt children out of in-person instruction as allowed for the 2020-2021 school year. Indoor Mask Requirement All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, masks are required in the indoor... Read more →


Rowan Volleyball Begins NJAC Play with Win over William Paterson

WAYNE, N.J. -- Rowan kicked off New Jersey Athletic Conference play with a 3-0 win at William Paterson on Tuesday evening. Set scores were 25-20, 25-20, and 25-19. As a team, the Profs used a 39-15-110 hitting line (.218) with five players finishing with five more kills, led by Brianna Newson with 12. Newson also added a personal-eight digs. Cassidy Abdalla and Natalie Ogden each produced seven kills apiece while Isabel Kirchnerand Geena Edmanson both had five respectively. Defensively, Kirchner and Edmanson registered two block each while Simone Sparano picked up a match-high 19 digs. Rowan used two big scoring stretches in the first set to take the lead. Down 5-3, the Profs went on a 7-2 spurt to go ahead. Later a 7-1 run put the team at 24-16, where they weathered a late push from the Pioneers. In the second, the Profs netted the first six points and... Read more →


As of October 11 Kimberly Hopely Will Head the Rutgers University Foundation

Kimberly Hopely will be the next president of the Rutgers University Foundation and executive vice president for development and alumni engagement, President Jonathan Holloway announced today. Hopely will join Rutgers on Oct. 11, 2021, after serving as senior vice president and chief development officer at Arizona State University, where she led a successful fundraising campaign totaling $2.35 billion. The Rutgers Board of Governors and Rutgers University Foundation Board of Directors approved Hopely’s appointment earlier today following a national search for the position. “Kimberly Hopely brings a wealth of experience in organizational leadership and fundraising strategy to Rutgers at a key moment, as we are in the early stages of our next comprehensive fundraising campaign,” Holloway said. “With enormous thanks to our search committee, led by Margaret Marsh, I am confident that in Kimberly we have made a brilliant choice for taking the foundation to even greater levels of success in... Read more →