Rutgers RevolUtionary Monument Goes on Tour

Rutgers RevolUtionary Monument Goes on Tour

The Rutgers 250 display pays a visit to the New Jersey State House

Rutgers 250
Corinne Orlando, director of government relations for the American Heart Association and a 2001 and 2008 Rutgers graduate, stopped by the state house in Trenton for a photo with the Rutgers 250 RevolUtionary monument.
Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University
The red and white letters of the Rutgers RevolUtionary monument provided some welcome color against the grays of a rainy day and the historic New Jersey State House in Trenton, a recent stop on the Rutgers 250 monument’s tour.

Alumni, legislative staffers and visitors stopped by for photos alongside the monument on their way into the state house during a busy double-session Monday for the Senate and General Assembly. Johnson & Johnson sponsored the public display in honor of Rutgers’ yearlong 250th anniversary celebration.

The rain and wind did not deter Corinne Orlando, director of government relations for the American Heart Association and a 2001 Rutgers graduate, who came to the front of the state house to have her photo taken next to the steel letters celebrating her two-time alma mater. Orlando received her master’s degree in public policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in 2008.

The RevolUtionary monument traveled from Rutgers-New Brunswick to the state house on March 14 before heading later that day to Rutgers-Newark, where you can see it through April 22 on the Norman Samuels Plaza between the Robeson Campus Center and the John Dana Cotton Library. Next stop will be the Engineering Quad on Busch campus in time for Rutgers Day, April 30. The monument will be near Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium for commencement in May.

Rutgers 250 monument in Trenton
The Rutgers 250 RevolUtionary monument spans the front of the historic state house in Trenton.
Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Rutgers is marking its 250th anniversary with a yearlong celebration that includes academic symposia and events, lectures and classes, notable speakers, concerts, books and films – culminating in a “Day of Revolutionary Thinking” on Nov. 10, 2016. That’s when invited alumni will return to Rutgers classrooms and lecture halls as Rutgers 250 fellows to share their expertise with students across disciplines, schools and campuses.

The charter establishing Queen’s College was signed on Nov. 10, 1766, setting the foundation for today’s Rutgers University, with more than 67,000 students attending 31 schools and colleges in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden. 

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