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Rowan University's SGA Receives Update on the Glassboro-Camden Rail Line

Glassboro-Camden Line Representatives Talk about New Developments with SGA Corey RothauserMarch 24, 2021 The GCL would span 18 miles and connect Camden and Glassboro to Philadelphia through diesel light rail vehicles (DLRVs) along 14 stations. - Photo via glassborocamdenline.com Following the release of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), two representatives for the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) construction project spoke during the Rowan University Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Meeting on Monday, March 22, before senators voted in favor of a resolution that supports the construction. John Hanson, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and president of the Port Authority... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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.... 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... Read more →

Getting An Appointment For The COVID -19 Vaccination Wasn't Easy

Entrance to the Gloucester County Vaccination Center, at Rowan College, Sewell (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews SEWELL, NJ (February 1, 2021)--We tried for some time to make an appointment for our COVID vaccination with the NJ Health Department. We are classified as 1B because of age and health ailments. For two-weeks, we logged on to their website and had no success. Finally, Saturday morning, January 23, around 1 AM we gave it a try and lucked out. We were given two dates, one for later that day and the other for Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 11:45... Read more →

Police Need Help Identifying / Locating Driver Involved in Camden City Hit-and-Run

Camden City, N.J. (January 28, 2021)– Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the driver involved in a Jan. 27 fatal hit-and-run in Camden, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Police responded to the 2600 block of Mt. Ephraim Ave. shortly before 10 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. When they arrived, they located a man suffering from injuries to the head. The victim, identified as Lawrence Lloyd, 46, of Camden, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead... 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... 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.... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →

Rowan University Graduate Jess Durnian Keeps The U.S. Navy Fit

GLASSBORO, NJ – When Jess Durnian came to Rowan, she was an Exploratory Studies major. Now, the Health Promotion and Fitness Management graduate is a Moral Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness Coordinator for the U.S. Navy. The former Prof women’s soccer player works at the Naval Weapons Station Earle. The station’s Mainside is located in Colts Neck, NJ and the Waterfront is in the Leonardo section of Middletown, NJ. The main duty of her job is to provide fitness and sports recreational activities to Active Duty personnel and their families. She started her career as a MWR Recreation Assistant and... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Top 5 Nursing Scholarship Universities In The USA

(November 3, 2020)--If you are a nursing student and looking for scholarships, these are the top five universities that you should look for. Various government and non-profit organizations offer scholarships for nursing students; however, they don’t provide this money or support directly to the student. They use university or College as a medium. So, suppose you want to get funded for your nursing program or research. In that case, you should get admission to these 5 universities, and some of them offer scholarships to other university students. So, make sure you go to them. Continue to read this article to... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →

Rutgers University–Camden City Student receives scholarship for education in wound care

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY, NJ— 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. 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... Read more →

Camden County Man Charged with Fentanyl Trafficking and Possession of Firearm

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A Camden County man has been charged with possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Tyquan Burrell, 28, is charged by criminal complaint with one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Burrell is expected to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider by videoconference. According to documents filed in this case: On Oct. 1, 2020,... Read more →

Campus survey: 42 percent of students say their college doesn't empower free speech

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Gloucestercitynews.net files (The Center Square) – Conservative students on college campuses across the U.S. are more likely to self-censor than their more liberal classmates out of fear of backlash or retribution, according to a first-of-its-kind student survey commissioned by RealClearEducation and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). The survey is the largest of its kind – canvasing 20,000 students at 55 U.S. colleges and universities about their experiences with free speech on campuses. Conducted by College Pulse, the survey ranks schools according to how open and tolerant students say they are,... Read more →

Rutgers' President Outlines Vision in University Senate Address (Video)

President Jonathan Holloway Guiding values focus on creating a culture of community, excellence and clarity In his first address to the University Senate, President Jonathan Holloway pledged to follow three guiding values as he steers decision-making at Rutgers during a challenging time: The ideal of a beloved community, the relentless pursuit of academic excellence and the need for a clear institutional strategy. “It is important that I share these propositions with you now because they will inform decisions that we will make in the coming years,” Holloway, who began his presidency on July 1, told Senate representatives of faculty, students,... Read more →