In The News - Spring 2018

Highlights of News & Media Coverage - Spring 2018


< See earlier News highlights                                    




May 2018

Research: Takeovers of urban districts like JCPS usually don't workCourier Journal, May 31, 2018, RU-N Professor Domingo Morel quoted

It’s Not About “Us”: Express Newark Prioritizing the Public Good, Vol 29 No 2 (2018): The Urban Advantage: The 2017 CUMU Annual Conference Issue, May 2018

How deadlines thwart our ability to do important work (and what we can do about it), The Washington Post, May 24, 2018, RU-N Business Professor Ashwani Monga quoted

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85, Verizon FiOS1 NJ, May 23, 2018, NCAS Professor Fran Bartkowski interviewed

Philip Roth, pride of -- and proud of -- Newark,, May 23, 2018, by RU-N Journalism Professor Mark Di Ionno

An Honors College That Honors Grit, New York Times, May 22, 2018

Meghan Markle and the Bicultural Blackness of the Royal WeddingNew York Times, May 20, 2018, by incoming Price Institute co-director Salamishah Tillet

Rutgers-Newark Commencement, May 14, 2018 | |Tap into Passaic Valley | Daily American | XXL Magazine | NBC News

'Call me doctor.' Jersey girl Queen Latifah gets degree at Rutgers graduation,, May 14, 2018

NJ Governor Phil Murphy signs bill at Rutgers-Newark providing financial aid to undocumented students in New Jersey, May 9, 2018, The Hill | Fox News | | News12 | Tap Into Morristown | Univision | Telemundo47 | Politico | WABC 7 

The Frost Place and Dartmouth College Announce 42nd Dartmouth Poet in Residence at the Frost Place, Caledonian Record, May 10, 2018, RU-N MFA alumna Nicole Homer selected

How Rutgers helps students advance on their career track,, May 10, 2018

Livestreaming police surveillance video sparks privacy, racial profiling concerns,, May 9, 2018, RU-N Law Professor Adnan Zulfiqar quoted

Proud to Have Rutgers as Our State Law School, New Jersey Law Journal, May 7, 2018

Jordan Casteel on What It's Like to Make People Really See Someone, Whitewall Presents, May 4, 2018

Should we celebrate Karl Marx on his 200th birthday? The Conversation, May 4, 2018, by RU-N English and American Studies Professor Barbara Foley

The City Trying Trauma Training for Citizens - and Cops, The Marshall Project, May 1, 2018, RU-N Psychology Professor Paul Boxer quoted

Newark's Radical Mayor Has Been Good for Business, WNYC News, May 1, 2018, RU-N Professors David Troutt and Domingo Morel quoted

April 2018

Deborah Willis: In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyone at Shine Portrait Studio, Photograph, March/April 2018 

Ras Baraka talks race, politics, and Newark's progress,, April 29, 2018, RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor quoted

The Record, KUOW radio show interview with Rachel Godsil, co-founder and director of research at the Perception Institute at Rutgers Law School, April 18, 2018

Ethnic-Racial Health Disparities Are Social Justice Issues, Psychology Today, April 16, 2018, by RU-N Psychology Professor Luis Rivera

Rutgers Law School program celebrates 50 years of diversity,, April 17, 2018 

Jazz and Ubuntu should be shared, IOL, April 14, 2018, Wayne Winborne, Executive Director, The Institute of Jazz Studies

How Rent-to-Own Housing Companies Target African Americans, The Atlantic, April 10, 2018,  RU-N History Professor Beryl Satter quoted

Marcia Wilson Brown Named Board President of Women's Association of NJPAC, Broadway World New Jersey, April 6, 2018

Senate Panel votes to make inmates eligible for NJ financial aid, NJ 101.5, April 6, 2018, Christopher Agans, acting director of NJ-STEP at RU-N, quoted

Three Questions for Rigoberto González Regarding His Memoir, What Drowns the Flowers in Your Mouth, Los Angeles Review of Books, April 4, 2018

Best Ways to De-Stress: This 10-minute trick could make you more relaxed and successful,, April 4, 2018, featuring RU-N Doctoral Candidate Brynne DiMenichi

India Withdraws Controversial 'Fake News' Order After Backlash, Channel NewsAsia, April 4, 2018, RU-N Assistant Professor of South Asian History Audrey Truschke quoted

School Founded During Civil Rights Era Continues Its Legacy, NJTV, April 3, 2018

Does Birth Order Matter? Psychology Today, April 3, 2018, by RU-N Psychology Professor and Baby Scientist Vanessa LoBue

Deborah Willis at Shine Portrait Studio, ARTnews, April 2, 2018

Seeing Martin Luther King Jr. in a New Light, NY Times, April 1, 2018, by incoming Price Institute Assoc. Director Salamishah Tillet

John Keene: Counternarratives, Playland, and Grind, Between the Covers podcast, April 1, 2018

March 2018

Linda Brown and the Unfinished Work of School Integration, NY Times, March 30, 2018, Op-Ed co-authored by RU-N Law School Professor Elise Boddie

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became RBG,, March 30, 2018

Predictive Policing One Reason Given for Atlantic City's Violent Crime Drop Last Year,, March 30, 2018, featuring RU-N Criminal Justice Professor Joel Caplan

Meet the Man Who Knows How to Make Newark Healthier,, March 26, 2018, featuring Robert Johnson, Dean of the Rutgers NJ Medical School

How Writing About Past Failures May Help You Succeed in The Present, Forbes, March 24, 2018, featuring RU-N Doctoral Candidate Brynne DiMenichi

2018: A Tough Year For First-Time Buyers, NY Times, March 23, 2018, RU-N Business School Professor Morris A. Davis quoted

Why did Bayonne, insurer fight release of $1.5M legal settlement?,, March 23, 2018, RU-N Law Professor John Leubsdorf quoted

“It Was a Crime”: 15 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraqis Still Face Trauma, Destruction & Violence, Democracy Now!, March, 20, 2018, RU-N Sociology Professor Zahra Ali interviewed

'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' NBC, March 20, 2018, featuring RU-N English Professor Tayari Jones

The X-Flies, Big Picture Science podcast, March 19, 2018, featuring RU-N Entomologist Jessica Ware

'Undocumented and unafraid' immigrants march on ICE headquarters, March 6, 2018,

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Welcome First African-American Leader in its History, March 5, 2018,  Tap Into Newark, SPAA alumna Natasha Hemmings

Dreamers march on Rutgers-Newark, March 5, 2018, YouTube

Rutgers Student is winner in global entrepreneur award, March 2, 2018,

February 2018

Jordan Casteel is Making You Look, February 27, 2018, Vogue, featuring RU-N Fine Arts Assistant Professor Jordan Casteel

'Black Panther': Why Not Queen Shuri?, The Hollywood Reporter, February 19, 2018, guest column by incoming Price Institute Assoc. Director Salamishah Tillet

'Black Panther' Brings Hope, Hype and Pride, February 9, 2018, NY Times, article by incoming Price Institute Assoc. Director Salamishah Tillet

What Adopting Babies in Russia has to do with Trump Probe,, February 15, 2018, op-ed by RU-N Law Professor Frank Askin

A Toxic Friendship Turns Deadly in The Radicals, Vanity Fair, February 14, 2018, review of RU-N MFA alum Ryan McIlvain's new book

The New Face of Portrait Painting, NY Times, February 12, 2018, featuring art by NCAS Professor Jordan Casteel

Coming Face-to-Face with Newark,, February 11, 2018

Radio interview with Keynote Speaker Stefon Harris and Interim Price Institute Director Mark Krasovic on the 2018 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, WBGO, February 9, 2018

Who Wants to Buy a Home in New Jersey?,, February 7, 2018, Kevin Riordan of the Rutgers Center for Real Estate quoted

Store Closing Sales Begin at Toys R Us, WABC, February 7, 2018, Rutgers Business School Professor Marc Kalan commented

January 2018

Culinary Arts Students Benefit from Gourmet Dining Partnership, E-Clarion Newsletter, New Community Corporation

Reviews for "An American Marriage" by RU-N English Professor Tayari Jones
CBS News | Washington Post | Newsday | USA Today | LA Review of Books | Kirkus  | Reviews | Steamboat Today

An African American Couple Torn Apart by the Justice System, Review of RU-N English Professor Tayari Jones' new book, The Washington Post, January 30

Rutgers-Newark sophomore & DACA recipient Esder Chong joins U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone as his guest at the 2018 State of the Union address
Asbury Park Press Jan. 29

The Scramble for Amazon, Featuring Lyneir Richardson, RU-N Business School Instructor & Executive Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED), BBC UK, Jan. 23

Case of Jogger's Murder Hinges, in Part, on Questions Over a Police Stop, Rutgers Law School Professor Stuart Green quoted. New York Times, Jan. 22

The quietest endorsers of misogyny and white supremacy are the most dangerous, by RU-N Law Professor David Dante Troutt, January 22, 2018

How I Got My Art Job: The Head of United States Artists on Why Giving Away Money Is More Complex Than You Know” Featuring Rutgers-Newark alum Deana Haggag, Jan. 19

Newark chosen as finalist for second Amazon headquarters, NY Times, Jan. 18

The Classic Explanation for the Black Death Plague is Wrong, Scientists Say The Washington Post, Jan. 16

When the Easiest Way to Feel Safe is Offering Help to Others featuring RU-N English Professor Akhil Sharma. PBS NewsHour, Jan.12

He empowered Newark parents to fight for their children's education featuring RU-N's Abbott Leadership Institute Founder Junius Williams, Jan. 12