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Ackerson Hall

Ackerson Hall (180 University Ave) is home to the College of Nursing, housing classrooms, offices, and a brand-new graduate nursing lounge on the third floor.

After retiring from the New Jersey Supreme Court, Henry E. Ackerson became active within the Rutgers community and even spearheaded the fundraising efforts for a new law center. Born in October 1880 in Holmdel, N.J., Ackerson graduated from the New York University Law School in 1902. From 1914 to 1919, he was a state senator, and from 1945-52 he sat on the state Supreme Court, retiring at the age of 72. The following year he became a Rutgers trustee and was chairman of the law school committee for 15 years. He served Rutgers until 1970.