Friday, May 24, 2013
Entry level and experienced job seekers are invited to attend the job fair on May 30.
Graduates! Now that you have that degree, are you unsure what to do next? Grab your resumes and head to the New Jersey Collegiate Career Day on May 30 at Rutgers University. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., over 150 public and private sector employers will be at the Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Ave. and Brower Commons, 145 College Ave., according to a press release from the university. Free shuttles will be on hand to transport people between the West Stadium parking lot near High Points Solutions Stadium on Busch Campus and the site of the fair. Job seekers are encouraged to wear business attire and to bring multiple copies of their resumes, according to the university. For more information, visit http://careerservices.rutgers.edu.
The legislation passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 23.
Rutgers University graduate Sharo Atmeh has taken out $150,000 in student loans to pay for college and Harvard Law School. Atmeh, 27, graduated from Rutgers University in 2007, but says his high student loans are preventing him from moving on with his life. “As you can imagine, I would love to become a homeowner, but that dream will have to wait until after I repay much of my high amounts of student loan debt," he said. Atmeh was one of three students on a teleconference Thursday with U.S. Rep. Rush Holt opposing the Republican effort to increase student loan interest rates. The teleconference concerned legislation H.R. 1911 which asks for an amendment of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish interest rates for new loans made on, …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Rutgers Army ROTC program held its traditional commissioning ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at Kirkpatrick Chapel.
Be open to trying new ideas. Don't be afraid to fail. Lead by example and be an inspiring leader. Follow these ideas and you will have success in your military career, according to Retired Army Col. Stephen G. Abel, Rutgers University director for veterans and military programs and services. "If you do that, the men and women who work for you will do anything for you," Abel said. Abel addressed 19 graduates at the Rutgers Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony on Tuesday morning at Kirkpatrick Chapel. Joined by their families and friends, the 19 men and women in the Army ROTC program each took an oath to serve and protect the country and had their new ranks pinned onto their uniforms. The newest Army ROTC class of men and women leave Rutgers …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Expect traffic delays and detours in and around New Brunswick, according to the college.
Rutgers’ 247th universitywide Commencement will begin rain or shine at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at High Point Solutions Stadium on the Busch Campus in Piscataway. The ceremony is expected to conclude around 2 p.m. and will be followed by collegiate and departmental convocations and receptions on the Busch and Livingston campuses in Piscataway, and on the College Avenue and Cook/Douglass campuses in New Brunswick. With an estimated 14,302 graduates, plus thousands of family members, friends and well-wishers from the Rutgers community, a crowd as large as 40,000 might fill the stadium for the free event. Commencement draws much additional traffic to the area. Travelers should expect delays on local streets and on Route 18 in the vicinity …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Hermann comes from the University of Louisville, where she worked as Tom Jurich's number two.
A woman is now at the helm of the Rutgers University athletics department for the first time in Rutgers history, following the hiring of new AD Julie Hermann. Hermann was introduced to the public on Wednesday at a press conference at the Rutgers Visitor Center. She comes from the University of Louisville, where she served as the executive senior associate director of athletics under acclaimed AD Tom Jurich. According to a press release from Rutgers, Hermann brings 30 years of experience to the position, supervising 20 sports at Louisville and supervising the department while the university won the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball national championship and two BCS Bowls and went to the NCAA women’s basketball national championship in 2009 and …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Rutgers alumnus and NBA coach Jordan takes the place of Mike Rice.
By welcoming home the admired "Fast Eddie", Rutgers University took a step in the next direction of the Rutgers basketball program on Tuesday by introducing new head basketball coach Eddie Jordan. Jordan, 58, takes the job of former head coach Mike Rice, who was fired in April after a video of unorthodox and abusive coaching methods was made public. The Rutgers athletics department continues to pick up the pieces following the fallout of the scandal, which also caused the resignation of athletic director Tim Pernetti and assistant basketball coach Jimmy Martelli. Jordan is a graduate of the Rutgers University class of 1977, where he was an acclaimed basketball player. According to a press release from Rutgers, Jordan holds the record of …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Democratic budget chair criticizes lack of budget detail, while faculty question Barchi’s intentions for Rutgers' future.
Embattled Rutgers University President Robert Barchi Thursday not only had to defend his controversial handling of basketball coach Mike Rice’s firing, but also the pending merger of Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his vision for the future of Rutgers’ three campuses. Barchi, who was chosen last spring as Rutgers’ new president principally because of his record building Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University into a medical research and development powerhouse, told the Assembly Budget Committee that the Rutgers-UMDNJ merger remains on track, despite the controversy swirling around the basketball program and calls for Barchi’s firing by some faculty members. Gov. Chris Christie has steadfastly …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Rutgers University announced today that Brian Brecht is suspended while the university investigate sallegations of verbal abuse.
Rutgers University announced today (Friday) that Lacrosse Coach Brian Brecht has been suspended following allegations of verbal abuse. The university did not say what the allegations entailed, but Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi did release a statement. “While I cannot comment on an ongoing investigation, let me reiterate that there is no place at Rutgers for words or actions that are inconsistent with the values of the university. Our student athletes, as all members of the Rutgers community, should know that our university is committed to promoting an atmosphere of respect and dignity,“ Barchi said, in a prepared statement. “As I stressed earlier, we will be looking closely at all intercollegiate athletics at Rutgers going forward. If…
Dr. John Arthur Meade was a professor of Agronomy at Rutgers University before retiring in 1992.
Friday, April 19
Dr. John Arthur Meade went to the last “Roundup” in the sky on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. He was 84. Born in Coldwater, MI, he resided in Kentland, MD before moving to East Brunswick in 1966. Prior to his retirement in 1992, he was a Professor of Agronomy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick on the Cook College Campus for 25 years, and was a part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Prior to that, he did research at the University of Maryland. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Maryland, and his Doctorate from the University of Iowa Class of 1958. He was a member of the NJ Christmas Tree Growers Association, and the Northeastern Weed Control Conference. He was a Peacetime Veteran of the US Navy, having…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Headed the state university for 12 years.
Thursday, April 18
Francis L. Lawrence, who served nearly 12 years as the 18th president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died Tuesday at his home in Mount Laurel, N.J. Lawrence, who came to Rutgers in October 1990 from Tulane University, New Orleans, where he was chief academic officer, was 75 years old. Lawrence served the university during a period of remarkable change. When he began his tenure, the internet was used primarily by scientists, rather than students, and the nation was poised for economic growth. When he left office in 2002, the internet was part of daily life and the nation was struggling following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Lawrence is credited with initiating development of Rutgers’ first university-wide, long-term …