NJ Health Foundation Awards Grant to Enhance Drug Discovery at Rutgers University

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In its continuing effort to advance the biomedical sciences, New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded a pivotal $35,000 grant to the Office of Translational Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to help launch a Fragment Based Drug Discovery (FBDD) core facility. The grant, which… [Read more...]

RU Week in Review: Rutgers Mourns the Loss of Two Students

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Caitlyn Kovacs (left) and Darsh Patel (right) both passed away last weekend. Photos: Facebook

Welcome to the RU Week in Review, a weekly roundup of Rutgers-related news and information. Click here to sign up for our newsletter and have the RU Week in Review delivered directly to your inbox each week.

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Interactive Map: Tracking Crime at NJ’s Post-Secondary Schools

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The map shows crime and incident data for all post-secondary schools receiving federal student aid under Title IV with at least 100 students and at least 1 incident. Move the map and zoom to find schools in cities with multiple campuses. The total number of crimes on New Jersey campuses has remained relatively stable between 2010…

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Ethics complaint targets Rutgers employee also working for city

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Benjamin Bucca serves at Rutgers’s Women’s Tennis Coach and legal counsel to New Brunswick’s Planning Board. Photo courtesy of New Brunswick Today.

Community organizer and New Brunswick Today editor Charlie Kratovil has filed a formal ethics complaint against Rutgers’ Women’s Tennis coach Benjamin Bucca. The complaint was submitted to the New Brunswick Board of Ethics on August 20, 2014 and is grounded in Bucca’s potential conflict of interest in serving as the New Brunswick Planning Board’s legal counsel. In his position, Bucca reviews applications submitted by Rutgers University, another of his employers, and suggests he might sway the board in Rutgers’s favor.
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RU Week in Review: Reach out and touch ‘em!

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Welcome to the RU Week in Review, a weekly roundup of Rutgers-related news and information. Click here to sign up for our newsletter and have the RU Week in Review delivered directly to your inbox each week.

Several Rutgers students were photographed wearing “Ped State” shirts and displaying other offensive memorabilia at the Big 10 season opener against Penn State last weekend. The Rutgers Athletics Department then unknowingly shared some of those photos with their followers from their official social media accounts.

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Pay Day: See how much public workers earn in New Brunswick and where

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Ever wonder how much public employees in New Brunswick make? Who earns the biggest salaries or which departments receive the most money?

Earlier this summer, I received a complete list of wages given out to public sector employees for the city of New Brunswick NJ for 2013. Unfortunately, all I could get was a PDF, which aren’t really known for their ability to hold data. After using some new techniques, I put together an extensive Excel file and threw it into Tableau Public to uncover a few interesting insights.
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RU Week in Review: Ray Rice, LGBTQIA, Narcan, and Cancer Money

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RU Week in Review: Class is now in session

Welcome to the RU Week in Review, a weekly roundup of Rutgers-related news and information.  Click here to sign up for our newsletter and have the RU Week in Review delivered directly to your inbox each week.

Well, syllabus week is officially over. For those of you who actually went to your classes this week, just remember: the buses aren’t always this crowded – except maybe the LX. Anyway, here’s some stuff you may have missed:

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Rutgers Is Not Stealing Your Refund Check

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Correction: This article originally stated that the glitch originated from the Office of Financial Aid. This is incorrect. The system error did not occur on the Office of Financial Aid’s site. The system error occurred in the Student Accounting Services system. Furthermore, refund checks are issued at Student Accounting Services’ Cashier’s office (the department is also known as The Office of Accounting, Billing, and Cashiering), not at the Office of Financial Aid.

A glitch in the Student Accounting Services system caused a faulty disbursal of refunds. Naturally only a glitch would be capable of forcing Rutgers to give more money back to their students than was appropriately due. The “Notice Regarding Student Accounting Refund” e-mail sent to students on September 5th explains that any students who aren’t registered for electronic refunds will have a check waiting for them at the Office of Accounting, Billing, and Cashiering.

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A Contentious Nip/tuck for Mine St

 

"Don't worry, we'll just be taking some affordable housing and parking spaces and replacing them with inflated cost of living," said the fictional DEVCO representative.

“Don’t worry, we’ll just be taking some affordable housing and parking spaces. We’ll be replacing them with inflated cost of living,” said the fictional urban developer.

Slices of New Brunswick’s citizenry, homeowners, Iron Workers Local Union members, residents, and Rutgers students and alumni spilled out into the hallway of New Brunswick’s city hall at 7:30 PM on August 12th. The pews in the assembly room were packed tight and the walls were lined with people who came to weigh in on the construction of a four story apartment building at 17 Mine Street. Attorney Thomas F. Kelso pleaded with the Planning Board to find a space that was better equipped to handle the night’s roughly 130 attendees, but as a result of the overwhelming turnout – and the utter lack of space – the meeting was prematurely adjourned and postponed until September 9 only to be postponed again on Sept 1, with no date set for the next attempt.

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