RU Week in Review: Cocaine is a hell of a drug…

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Stacks of cocaine. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

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.

We have to start with Mike Mahony. The tale of Mike Mahony is a perfect example of an “only in New Brunswick” story, as New Brunswick Today points out. Mahony was the longtime Chief Housing Inspector for New Brunswick who was suspended without pay after he got busted using his city-issued vehicle to allegedly transport up to 11 ounces of cocaine back in December.

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NJ Big Data Alliance Hopes to Be a Catalyst for Economic Activity, Job Creation

Photo Credit: Esther Surden, NJ Tech Weekly

Photo Credit: Esther Surden, NJ Tech Weekly

On August 15, Governor Chris Christie signed Bill A2218/S582, which formally designated the New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) as the state’s advanced cyber infrastructure consortium. According to Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, associate vice president for economic development at Rutgers University, the consortium is “unprecedented,” bringing together eight of the state’s higher education… [Read more...]

Decision-making starts (and ends) from within, advises philosophy prof

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Photo Credit: www.ruthchang.net

Often the most stressful part of making a decision is the possibility of making the wrong choice. We spend hours pondering the “what ifs” and soliciting advice from confidants. Ruth Chang, professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, said we devote too much energy searching for the answer out in the world, when really it must come… [Read more...]

RU Week in Review: Gender Parity and College Hackers

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Local Beat: NJ’s Other Football Controversy and the Burqa Bandit

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Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. Jaws are dropping across NJ and the country at the lurid details from Sayreville revealed yesterday, but Sayerville doesn’t have a monopoly on local football…
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RU Week in Review: Out with the Old, In with the New

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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

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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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