Fall 2018 Stories

Left to right: Malin Pinsky, Jennifer Francis, Alan Robock, and Kenneth Miller are staff affiliated with the Rutgers  Climate Institute

Earth in Balance

At the Rutgers Climate Institute, scientists representing a host of disciplines assess the peril of climate change—and what can be done.

We Are Family

The Minority Student Program at Rutgers Law School celebrates 50 years of promoting underrepresented students for law careers.

New & Improved

The student experience has never been better at Rutgers, offering a remarkable range of choices in academics, research, and campus life. 

The Best Defenses in the NFL

Five alumni are the top lawyer for five National Football League teams, and a sixth is the league's chief litigator. 

In a Rutgers State of Mind

Christopher J. Molloy, the new interim chancellor of Rutgers–New Brunswick, brings years of university experience to his role.

Carrie Budoff Brown RC’98 at Politico
On the Banks 

The Facts Factory

Alumna Carrie Budoff Brown is the editor of Politico, overseeing the media juggernaut.

Clubbin’ It

The Rutgers Club moves to a new location on the Livingston campus at Rutgers–New Brunswick.

Dream Team

The Dream Project encourages Rutgers students to raise money for nonprofits that help children.

Bullish on a Better World

Alumnus Gary M. Cohen creates the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation.

On Politics, Media, and #MeToo

Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies. 

Greece Turns to Rutgers

A top philanthropy gives the university $27.5 million to help encourage youth to enter a vital industry.

Higher Ed Cred

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education recently reaffirmed Rutgers’ accreditation. 

The Opportunity of a Lifetime

The Educational Opportunity Fund, an initiative to address higher education inequality, turns 50. 

Farewell to Another Hero

The late John Dramesi was an alumnus whose life paralleled the late senator John McCain.

A Life-Changing Experience

Sandy Stewart is elected to a second term as chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors. 

Celebrating a Rutgers Icon

Rutgers gets set to celebrate the life and times of Paul Robeson, who graduated 100 years ago. 

Three Degrees of Graduation

The alumnus who has degrees from Rutgers–New Brunswick, Rutgers–Camden, and Rutgers–Newark.

Rutgers woman basketball player senior Stasha Carey
Scarlet Sports 

The Numbers Don’t Lie

The Scarlet Knights women’s basketball team has high hopes after improving last year.

Singing Stringer’s Praises

C. Vivian Stringer is honored for her years of coaching excellence with a generous gift to the university.

To the Defense

Helped by new players, the Scarlet Knights women’s soccer team enters the playoffs.

Pregame Prep

For 36 years, the Scarlet Party has put on a tailgate second to none in creativity and endeavor.

Net Gain

Rutgers–Camden junior Annalise Kipp wins big honor for her tennis game and academics.

Hallowed Ground

Rutgers–Newark renames Alumni Field after abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Captain Rutgers

Alfred Edmond Jr. is an amateur bodybuilder who has made a successful commitment to his hobby.

Repeat Performance?

High hopes for the Rutgers University–Newark men’s soccer team.

Count Basie 1938 at piano
The Arts 

Count Basie Comes Home

The archives of Count Basie are entrusted to Rutgers–Newark's Institute of Jazz Studies. ​

The Apex of Art

The Zimmerli Art Museum gets a gift of 17 works of art by the late alumnus George Segal.​

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

John Keene, a faculty member at Rutgers–Newark, is awarded a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship. 

Mastering the Old Masters

Alumna Emily Evrard lands a dream job at Christie's, the revered auction house.​

Performance Anxiety

Calming the nerves of prospective art students auditioning for acceptance at Rutgers–Camden.

Collectors’ Agency

The Zimmerli invites alumni to submit their art collection for consideration for an upcoming show.

Barry H. Ostrowsky RC’72
Health Matters 

A New State of Health

Rutgers enters a partnership with RWJBarnabas Health to form an academic health system.

Blood Simple

Rutgers researchers come up with an easier way to draw a patient’s blood and also to analyze it.​

A Special Relationship

Why Tim Reynolds founded and funds the eponymous Family Spine Research Center.

High Tech and Lower Grades

College students' use of phones and laptops in class impede exam performance and grades.


Rutgers physicians perform the first operation in New Jersey to create a penis for a transgender man. 

Taking a Stand on Opioids

Rutgers–Camden alumna Serena Natal creates an educational guide for managing opioid overdoses.

Medical Truthiness

Where to go for medical information online, according to Rutgers–Camden's Janet Golden.

Gel Pact

A 3D-printed smart gel, which resembles human tissue, has potential in biomedical engineering.

Darren Spielman and Sarah Allred

The Think-and-Do Tank

The vital role of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers–Camden in South Jersey.

The Alumni House at Van Nest Hall
Alumni Notes 

The House That Scarlet Built

The Alumni House at Rutgers–New Brunswick opens in Van Nest Hall on the Old Queens Campus.

New Beginnings

The Rutgers–Newark Alumni Center opens its doors.

A Spiritual Paradise

A couple's nurturance of a conservative Jewish community in their adopted home of Hawaii. 

Speed Merchant

Alumnus Steve Tullman's unique tribute to the Rutgers School of Business–Camden. 

Alumni News and Events

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

Scarlet Standouts

The 10th annual Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Awards honor volunteerism.

Loyal Alumnus

In memory of Glenn Gnirrep: 1960–2018

Going Against Type

A theater that produces the work of artists who feel marginalized because of their background.

Reaching New Heights

JenFu Cheng uses rock climbing to aid his young patients with neuromuscular conditions.


A New State of Health

Message From the President: How Rutgers will provide New Jersey with world-class health care.

An Economic Engine for New Jersey

The State We're In: Gov. Murphy partners with Rutgers to help revive the state's economy. 

The Student Experience

Letter From the Editor: The range of choice in academics, research, and campus life today.