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Rutgers University-Newark 2017 Commencement

Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) celebrated the graduation of 2,300 students at its main commencement ceremony May 17 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.


SPAA Graduate Rebecca Pena Seeks to Make a Global Impact

Less than a month after graduating with her Master of Public Administration in May, Rebecca Pena will head to Cape Town, South Africa, for two months of research with fellow Rutgers University-Newark students for her thi


Senior Pays It Forward by Starting His Own Scholarship for Future Students

Albert Appouh knows adversity. His Ghanaian immigrant parents divorced when he was 5. He came out as gay in high school and faced taunts. He has grappled with a learning disability and battled mental health issues.


Kareem Willis Becomes First Student to Pursue Three SPAA Degrees

When Kareem Willis (BA’16, MA’17) begins his PhD program in the fall of 2017, he will be the first student to study in all three School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPA


Seniors in Profile: This Budding Oncologist Wants You to Know the Journalist Is In

Zeinab Said has always wanted to be a doctor. She also loves journalism. Fellow students ask how she could love such disparate disciplines. Said’s answer usually surprises them.