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Monday December 22, 2014

Rutgers Today

Multimedia Feature

  • Humans of RutgersU

    “My worst day was last November. I was there when the shooting at the Garden State Plaza happened. I worked at the mall. It was terrifying and traumatizing. I saw everyone running, it was just chaos. It took me almost a week to process it." Hear more from senor Hajri Aga and other students, faculty, staff and alumni on our powerful Humans of RutgersU blog that sets out to tell the stories of the Rutgers community. Join us.

Top Stories


  • Amanda Burton

    Entrepreneur Amanda Burton, whose company Little Miss Mrs. began as a marketing course project, gained profitable insights from Rutgers Business School resources.

  • Michael Arroyo D.A.R.E.

    Inspired by his mother, the first Hispanic alderwoman in Dover, New Jersey, Michael Arroyo, a student at Rutgers School of Law-Newark and police officer in Morris County, follows her into a life of public service.

  • This semester Rutgers Today launched a new series to explore the innovative ways the university prepares the next generation of leaders and thinkers. Check out our stories.

What's Happening at Rutgers

  • Zimmerli
    Family First Sundays

    The Zimmerli Art Museum offers family-friendly activities, including the museum’s popular scavenger hunt, January 4 and the first Sunday of every month.

  • Stewards
    Environmental Stewards Program

    Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County offers the Environmental Stewards Program, which introduces non-scientists to the science underlying key environmental issues in New Jersey, from January 7 to May 13. Registration required. 

  • Care2Caregivers
    Caring for Spouses with Dementia

    University Behavioral Health Care hosts the Care2Caregivers Spouse Support Group for caregivers of a spouse with memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder January 5, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in Edison. 

  • mindful
    Practice Mindfulness

    Learn mindfulness meditation December 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in New Brunswick.

  • ornamental plants
    Pest Management of Ornamental Landscape Plants

    Learn how to safeguard ornamental landscape plants from disease, weeds and insects January 5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration required. 

Fast Facts
About Rutgers

A Rutgers alumna played a significant role in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional. Julia Baxter Bates, the first African-American woman admitted to the university, was head of research for the NAACP when the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. She participated in the preparation of the NAACP’s successful legal brief.


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