Fall 2017 Stories

Arnold “Shep” Cohen in radio station

A Love of Labor

Alumnus Arnold Cohen, labor advocate, has spent a lifetime exploring all walks of the working life. 

High Impact

In another record-breaking year, Rutgers gets the funding required to advance its ambitions.

It's Debatable

Student Chinedu Onyemaobi of Rutgers–Newark takes part in the New Jersey gubernatorial debate in Newark.

Entering the Fray

Ready to Run, a program launched at Rutgers, encourages women to run for political office.

Promises Made, Promises Kept

Rutgers Future Scholars celebrates its inaugural class of college graduates. 

Frog on a leaf
On the Banks 

The Frog Prince

Alumnus Jonathan Kolby comes to the rescue of frogs in Honduras—and worldwide.

Diversity and the Law

The Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School launches a fundraising campaign.

Gainful Employment

Rutgers–Newark partners with Newark and city businesses to set goals in hiring residents by 2020.

The Anatomy of an Apology

How to say you are sorry, just like the rich and famous, according to Rutgers sociologists.

A Mirror Onto Ourselves

Rutgers unveils the new Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies.

6.7 Million

Lots of meals served by Rutgers Dining Services each year.

The Nobel Prize for Students

Student team from the Rutgers Business School wins the Hult Prize, which comes with a $1 million gift.

Upward Mobility

Top publications single out Rutgers as a strong return on investment for parents and students.

Family Ties

Three generations of a family, spanning 60 years, are proud to proclaim they are alumni.

Tomorrow's Nelson Mandela?

Mandela Washington Fellows visit Rutgers–Camden and attend classes at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

A College of One's Own

Douglass kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary as a premier women's college.

Close Encounters of the Real Kind

Summer session course invites students to track tornadoes in the Midwest to better understand them.

This Old House

Rutgers–Camden offers new program in historical preservation of old buildings in the mid-Atlantic.

Stop the Violence

Former vice president Joe Biden speaks at Rutgers–New Brunswick in plea to combat sexual violence.

George McPhee
Scarlet Sports 

A Sure Bet

Alumnus George McPhee assembles the NHL's newest hockey team, the Vegas Golden Knights.

Smoothie Operator

Allison Kreimeier, the new director of performance nutrition, knows how to fuel the football team.

Wish List

A football game at Rutgers–New Brunswick deemed a bucket list item for hardcore Big Ten football fans.

Knight and Day Improvement

The Scarlet Knights men's basketball team was far more competitive last year, with more to come.

True-Blue Fans

Women love their NFL football just the way it is, something that marketers could better understand.

Woolly Bully

Woolly Threads is among the sports gear that Rutgers fans can pick up this season.

International Waters

Members of Rutgers' women's swimming team participate in the 2017 World University Games.

Game Breaker

Janarion Grant, the kickoff-return specialist for the Scarlet Knights football team, is a breakaway threat.

Up to the Challenge

Rutgers–New Brunswick to host the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, which pits top women's basketball teams.

Power Surge in Camden

Jordan Erskine, star volleyball player and pentathlon competitor, broadens her goals at Rutgers–Camden.

Room for Success

A donation from the Suydam family underwrites the new locker room in the Rutgers Athletic Center.

Trifecta in Newark?

Three teams to watch at Rutgers University–Newark.

Illustration of Story Bot
The Arts 

Full of Answers

Alumnus Gregg Spiridellis wins a top TV honor for his Netflix children's series, Ask the StoryBots.

The Business of Fashion

Rutgers Business School offers a  master's degree in the business of fashion—a first in the nation.

Subjective Truths

Zimmerli Museum exhibit explores the images of well-known photographers effecting social change.

Design Sense

Alumna Kristen Scalia, owner of Kanibal & Co., is a top interior designer in Jersey City, New Jersey. 

Buried Treasure

Professor Mary Rizzo unearths a forgotten Baltimore publication that was the voice of the city's residents.

Strike Up the Band

Todd Nichols takes over as the director of the athletic bands at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Dynamic Duo

Poets Gregory Pardlo and Patrick Rosal, both instructors at Rutgers–Camden, win top fellowship.

Rockin' in the Wee World

Alumna Laurie Berkner, the "Queen of Children's Music," releases her first album in eight years.

Urban Visions

Picturing Camden, a Rutgers–Camden art show, views Camden through the eyes of contemporary artists.

A Rare Collection

Music instructor Paul Cohen, an authority on the saxophone, has a rare collection of the instrument.

One Long Solo

Records at Play, an exhibit of archives from the Institute of Jazz Studies, on view at Express Newark.

A Dream to Behold

Alumna Imbolo Mbue wins the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers.

Doctor operating
Health Matters 

A Partnership in Health

Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health partner to create the state's premier academic health care system.

Depressed Numbers

Less than 5 percent of adults are evaluated for depression on routine visits to primary caregivers.

A Global Perspective

Richard G. Marlink leads the new Rutgers Global Health Institute, created to improve health equity worldwide.

Stress Rest

Remembering a fond vacation is one of the best ways to reduce stress, by as much as 85 percent. 

Passing the Smell Test

Dogs get all the accolades for detecting myriad scents, but a human's sense of smell is right up there.

A Role of the Dice

Nearly 70 percent of New Jersey's adults gambled in 2016, according to the Center for Gambling Studies.

The Nurses Are In

The new Nursing and Science Building adds to Rutgers–Camden's reputation in the health sciences. 

In the Name of Transparency

Student Michael Johnson cofounds a biotech firm that devises a way to view tissues in three dimensions. 

Running Hot and Cold

When it comes to removing germs from your hands, cold water is just as effective as using hot water.

Safe Home

A new gift will help Recovery House, a residence hall promoting student sobriety and academics.

Debasish Dutta, the new chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Reimagining a Responsibility

The chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick intends to elevate the flagship as a land-grant university.

Rutgers University–Camden alumnae Sonia Mixter Guzman
Alumni Notes 

Honored to Serve

How the Honors College Alumni Association at Camden gives back to two charitable organizations.

A Warm Welcome ...

Summer Sendoff volunteers help incoming first-year students feel like part of the Rutgers family.

You Deserve Credit

The many advantages of the Rutgers University Alumni Association Visa card.

Star Struck

Alumnus Gary Swangin, an astronomy instructor, has a planetarium in Afghanistan named after him.

A Matter of Degrees

Alumna Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos addresses the absence of Filipino nurse leaders in academia.

A Day for the Dedicated

The REAL Awards honor alumni who have made volunteerism a focus of their post-graduate lives.

Vocal Support

The ScarletVoice online platform allows the Rutgers community to its express its pride in a new way.

Exit Strategy

Alumna Fraidy Reiss, once free of her arranged marriage, founded the nonprofit Unchained at Last.

A Second Chance

His pro football career cut short, alumnus Ron Moten got his degree and entered criminal justice.

Alumni News and Events

Find out what's going on with the Rutgers University Alumni Association.

President Robert Barchi in an Active Learning Classroom with students

Building Momentum

From the President: The physical face of Rutgers is changing, but the real story is our academic achievement.  

The Impact of a Governor

The State We're In: The ways in which New Jersey's top executive can affect the state.

A Rare Opportunity

From the Editor: Rutgers Future Scholars, a rare mentoring program, does way more than tutor students for college.