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November 1, 2015

AGENDA & ADVISORY RE: PRESIDENT OBAMA'S VISIT TO RU-N

President Barack Obama to Visit Rutgers University – Newark

By Peter Englot

November 1, 2015

Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) will welcome President Barack Obama on Monday, November 2, 2015, the latest stop on his national tour to focus attention on the need for reform in the criminal justice system.

Organized by the White House, in collaboration with New Jersey’s U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the President will engage experts from across sectors bringing different perspectives to the table about mass incarceration and re-entry of people exiting the correctional system into community life.  Dialogue will include perspectives from policy makers, university professors, law enforcement, and formerly incarcerated individuals, among others.

RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor sees this as a moment made possible through long-standing collaboration among partners in Newark, including RU-N. “This is a historic opportunity to focus attention on issues about which we at RU-N—as an anchor institution in Newark—care very deeply and on which many of our faculty, staff, and students collaborate expansively with partners near and far: mass incarceration and re-entry. These are issues of significant importance not just in Greater Newark and New Jersey, but across metropolitan America and around the world.”

Details about the President’s visit that were available at press time appear below.

Agenda
Presidential Visit to Rutgers University – Newark
Monday, November 2, 2015
2:30 to 5 p.m.
(all times approximate)

2:30 p.m.  Arrival of the President at RU-N

3 p.m.  Roundtable Discussion
The President will convene a roundtable on the issues of mass incarceration and the re-entry of people exiting the correctional system into community life

4:15 p.m.  Live Streaming of President’s Statement
The President will make a statement on the issues under discussion at the roundtable, reflecting his thought as he continues his national tour on working for meaningful criminal justice reform.  See, for example, his weekly address in which he discusses his visit to Newark: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/10/31/weekly-address-its-time-reform-our-criminal-justice-system.  This portion of the visit is expected to last approximately 15 minutes.

Watch Live:
The live stream will be available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

RU-N Group Live Streaming Location
Paul Robeson Campus Center
Essex Room
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Members of the RU-N community who wish to gather to watch the President’s statement together on the occasion this historic visit may do so here.  Doors will open at 3:30.  Arrival by 4 p.m. is advised.

 

RU-N also has issued the following advisories.

Travel Advisory

All members of the RU-N community are strongly urged to use public transportation to commute to and from RU-N on Monday, if at all possible, and leave extra time for commuting.

STREET CLOSINGS AND PARKING [view map]

There will be no access to the following locations:

Rutgers Parking Deck 1
CLJ lot
Lot 502 on Bleeker Street

Parking will be available at the following locations:

Bradley Hall lot
Hill Hall lot
Smith Hall lot
Parking Deck 2 (Student Parking Deck 2, with its entrance on Washington Street, will be open and faculty/staff can park there for the day.)

According to the City of Newark, on-street parking restrictions are in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow.  Vehicles left on streets will have to be towed.  Street closures go into effect at noon.

Vehicles left in Parking Deck 1 as of 7 p.m. this evening and those left in the CLJ Lot and Lot 502 on Bleeker Street as of 9 a.m. on November 2 will have to be towed.

We deeply appreciate your patience and flexibility in making special travel arrangements for this truly exceptional day in our university’s history.

Class Cancellation at Center for Law and Justice (CLJ) Only

Classes held in CLJ will be cancelled for the day and evening. Classes elsewhere will be conducted as scheduled and all administrative offices at Rutgers University – Newark will remain open and operational.

CLJ Employee Instructions

Employees who regularly report to CLJ (e.g. Rutgers Law School; The Law Library; The Criminal Justice Library; The School of Criminal Justice; the Office of the Chancellor) are asked not to report for work during the day and will not be required to charge leave time. CLJ will reopen at 7 p.m. and the Law Library will open at the same time. Those employees regularly scheduled to work the evening shift in the Law Library should report to work at 7 p.m.

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November 1, 2015

AGENDA & ADVISORY RE: PRESIDENT OBAMA'S VISIT TO RU-N

Dear Rutgers University - Newark community members,

Following up on Chancellor Cantor's message from Friday announcing the impending historic visit of President Barack Obama to Rutgers University-Newark tomorrow, I write to provide an update about the shape of the day and critical reminders, including a travel and parking advisory below. Read the full message with agenda and advisory.

October 30, 2015

Rutgers University-Newark will welcome President Barack Obama on Monday, November 2, 2015. This historic visit organized by the White House, in collaboration with Senator Cory Booker and Mayor Ras Baraka, will focus attention on issues about which we at RU-N-as an anchor institution in Newark-care very deeply and on which many of our faculty, staff, and students collaborate expansively with partners near and far: mass incarceration and re-entry. These are issues of significant importance not just in Greater Newark and New Jersey, but across metropolitan America and around the world. Read the full message from Chancellor Nancy Cantor

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