Watch this video profile of Keziah Riddick, a Rutgers-Newark alumna who teaches at Central High School. Her job is all about social justice, she says. “I wanted to ensure that all students have the opportunity to get a quality education and can experience educators who care about them.''
Express Newark celebrates ”Blues People” by Leroi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, with an exhibition featuring some of the nation’s leading artists, whose multimedia pieces echo and expand upon the book’s central themes.
Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor will discuss how higher education can be more accessible and effective at preparing students for jobs--especially those who are economically disadvantaged--at a February 22 panel hosted by Schools that Can, a non-profit centering on career readiness.
Rutgers University–Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor will collaborate with Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, joining a network of college presidents and chancellors nationwide who are committed to helping Latino students thrive.
Rutgers-Newark’s career center has a new location and new features to help students find a career path and navigate a professional world changed by the pandemic.
Rediscovering her creativity led Letisha Park, a former tech worker, to enroll in Rutgers Business School’s Master of Science in Business of Fashion program.
Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor has been named the 14th president of Hunter College, the City University of New York announced. She will start her new position on August 12.
The Rutgers-Newark campus mascot, Scarlet Raider, has gotten a new look. But the transformation won't be complete until students shape its style and identity. RU-N will be working with high school students from the Newark School of Fashion and Design and Rutgers Business School students to create and market Raider-branded apparel.
At an event hosted by Rutgers-Newark’s Center for Politics and Race in America, two experts on the past and present of Black political life acknowledged deep flaws in the two-party system but urged audience members not to disengage during a critical election year.
A Rutgers-Newark program that helps parents provide literacy support in Newark schools has done more than improve children’s reading skills. The parents also serve as “cultural brokers,” bridging gaps between a teaching staff of mostly white suburban women and the district’s families, who are predominately Black.
Within three years, nearly half of Newark’s residential property was sold to corporate buyers, a model designed to enrich investors through returns from rent collection, and a nationwide trend that can displace residents and impede home ownership, according to a Rutgers University—Newark report titled Who Owns Newark?
For an organization that leans on collective work with many stakeholders, a global pandemic poses almost insurmountable difficulties. Yet the Newark Public Safety Collaborative’s (NPSC) work has not only continued to provide important resources for the greater Newark community but has added new areas of focus to its already expansive reservoir of information.
A collaboration between Rutgers-Newark neuroscience researcher Mark Gluck and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) researcher Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, who studies immune systems and is RBHS provost, was featured in the Daily Beast as a potentially breakthrough study.
Thirty years ago, when Rutgers-Newark alumna Nancy La Vigne entered the field of criminal justice, policy makers paid little attention to data.
Rutgers Business School professor Jeffrey Robinson, an internationally known author and co-founder of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, has been named Rutgers University—Newark’s new provost and executive vice chancellor.
The challenges of navigating college and law school as an Afro-Latina woman have been a north star for Ednin Martinez, Rutgers-Newark’s new Assistant Dean and Director of Student Compliance.
Rutgers University has selected Dr. Consuella Askew as its new Vice President for University Libraries and University Librarian. On July 18, 2022, she became Rutgers’ 15th University Librarian and the first person of color in the institution’s 256-year history to hold the position.
Rutgers University–Newark Professor Salamishah Tillet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture, the Pulitzer Prize board announced.
April is Jazz Appreciation month, but Wayne Winborne can list the many reasons jazz should be appreciated every day. Winborne is executive director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark, the world’s largest jazz archive and library, where thousands of LPs are housed along with artifacts such as Miles Davis’ green trumpet and Billie Holiday’s rhinestone jewelry.
Rutgers University–Newark’s BOLD Women’s Leadership Network and Project for Empty Space will unveil a mural created by acclaimed artist Adama Delphine Fawundu and BOLD scholarship students on June 6 at 800 Broad Street in Newark from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seventy-foot, four-story mural, titled Courage, celebrates the power of womanhood, female identity and ancestral power.