Ozzie Nelson RC’27, NLAW’30, pictured with three other Rutgers Students

Join the 250 Conversation
Throughout the year, keep abreast of events taking place at Rutgers as the university celebrates its yearlong 250th anniversary celebration by visiting 250.rutgers.edu. The website also has photo and video galleries, ways to join the conversation via social media, and compelling accounts of university history. (Ozzie Nelson RC’27, NLAW’30, pictured to the left in this photograph, used “Loyal Sons of Rutgers” as the theme song for his radio program, Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra. Later, Nelson and his wife, Harriet, starred in the hit TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.)

Log book of the Athenian Society of Queen’s College, dating to 1776.

Treasure Chest
The Alexander Library at Rutgers University–New Brunswick is hosting through November Rutgers Through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures From the Archives, comprising historical documents, photographs, and artifacts from the collections of the Rutgers University Archives. (Pictured to the right is a log book of the Athenian Society of Queen’s College, dating to 1776.) For further information, visit libraries.rutgers.edu/exhibits. Meanwhile, Simeon De Witt, the cartographer for general George Washington, is the subject of Simeon De Witt: Mapping the Revolution, on view at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick through July 31. For further information, visit zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.


rutgers 250 mobile app

A Fact a Day ...
To make sure that you don’t miss any of the 250th anniversary activities, download the Rutgers 250 mobile app, which features Today in History, an illuminating way to start your morning. The app, which is free and was produced by students, also has a calendar of events and walking tours of Rutgers locations in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden. Download the app at the App Store or Google Play.


Rutgers 250 Pepsi can

Effervescent Over Rutgers
In recognition of Rutgers’ 250th anniversary, Pepsi is producing a four-million-unit run of its signature blue cans embossed with the Rutgers anniversary mark that reads “1766–2016 Rutgers 250: Revolutionary for 250 Years.” Pepsi delivery trucks are also featuring the graphic to acknowledge the university milestone. Pepsi, which has a concession partnership with Rutgers, is distributing the soft drink in New Jersey, metropolitan Philadelphia, and Delaware.