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  • As we continue to honor Black History Month, listen to our interview with Robert Johnson, dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and interim dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Learn about his early childhood in the segregated South, his desire to become a doctor that was sparked at the age of nine and his thoughts on the need to improve how the lessons of black history are taught. 

  • Did you catch the February cover story in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education about how Rutgers is honoring the centennial of Paul Robeson’s graduation. Read about the yearlong celebration that is lifting up Robeson’s legacy to inspire students and to advance the causes of diversity, inclusion, equity and excellence.

  • When Rutgers University-Newark alumna Schauna Lawson returned to New Jersey to plan her wedding after living in Texas, her list of potential venues was short. Find out how her Rutgers-Newark wedding came to be.

  • The artist and activist spent the first nine years of his life in Princeton learning from the actions and words of his father, a pastor who was revered by his parishioners. Paul Robeson learned an early lesson in the value of perseverance and standing by your beliefs after his father’s stance on social justice cost him his position in the church. Read the latest in a special series chronicling Robeson’s life as part of a yearlong celebration marking the 100th anniversary of his graduation.

  • Who is Eric Backes? The 1999 Rutgers graduate made his game show debut Monday after countless online screen tests taken over 12 years of tryouts and will appear again this week as the returning champion. Find out what it was like to take the stage and what he learned about being a successful game show contestant.

  • Students, faculty and staff will celebrate with a wide range of cultural and educational activities throughout the university including screenings, performances and lectures in honor of Black History Month. Events this year will also mark the 50th anniversary of the takeover of Conklin Hall at Rutgers-Newark by members of the Black Organization of Students, a pivotal moment in Rutgers history that ushered in an era of much greater diversity. Check out our universitywide listing.

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