What's Happening at 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.
Rutgers in the News
- The Next Generation Will Have It Worse, Most Americans Say The Wall Street Journal (Thursday, August 28, 2014)
- White House Orders Biosafety Review at Federal Labs Science (Thursday, August 28, 2014)
- Interview With Joanna Burger Bird Channel.com (Wednesday, August 28, 2002)