In the News Summer 2020

Highlights of News & Media Coverage


Recent Media Coverage

August 2020

2020 Hudson Prize Winner :: Ananda Lima, August 28, Black Lawrence Press, SASN alumna Ananda Lima featured

Rutgers Researchers Develop App to Protect First Responders from COVID-19, August 28, New Jersey Business, SCJ Profs. Joel Kaplan and Les Kennedy featured

Forget back-to-school bargains: Retailers waiting it out as parents postpone purchases, August 27, CNBC, RU-N Provost Ashwani Monga quoted

The Making of Vogue’s September 2020 Covers, August 25, Vogue, SASN Asst. Prof. Jordan Casteel featured | NBC News

‘I May Destroy You’ Imagines a Path Back From Sexual Assault, August 25, New York Times, Written by SASN Prof. Salamishah Tillet

The Cybersecurity 202: Trump Efforts to Rein in New Jersey Mail Voting Could Drive Voters to Controversial Machines, August 20, Washington Post, Rutgers Law School Prof. Penny Venetis quoted | The Conversation

EEOC Proposed Regulation Would Impede Its Ability to Combat Workplace Discrimination, August 20, The Hill, Written by Rutgers Law School Co-Dean David Lopez

Florida dealt election double whammy with busy hurricane season, COVID-19 pandemic, August 17, Pensacola News Journal, Rutgers Law School Prof. Penny Venetis quoted

New Museum plans to reopen on September 15, Art Daily, SASN Asst. Prof. Jordan Casteel featured

When Little Kids Get Mean, August 17, Psychology Today, Written by SASN Asst. Prof. Vanessa LoBue

Poets and novelists have been writing about life under COVID-19 for more than a century, August 17, The Conversation, Written by SASN Prof. Rachel Hadas | The National Interest

$1.1 million Grant Will Support Rutgers-Newark Students in Addiction Recovery, August 13, TapInto, RU-N Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program featured

Mile Square Theatre Launches Community Resilience Programming, August 26, August 13, Broadway World New Jersey, SASN alumna Noelle Lorraine Williams featured

Military students — unsure of what to expect for online classes in the fall? You aren’t alone, August 12, Military Times, Paul Lazaro, RU-N asst. director of the Office of Veteran and Military Programs and Services quoted

Rutgers Helps Schools, Parents Prepare for Fall Hybrid and Remote Learning, August 11, TapInto, Abbott Leadership Institute featured

South Jersey actor makes finals of international acting competition, August 11,, RBS alumnus Alex Su featured

The Disparate Financial Impact of the American Justice System, August 11, Bloomberg CityLab, research by SCJ Asst. Prof. Frank Edwards featured

Armed poll watchers: New Jersey’s cautionary tale ahead of the 2020 presidential election, August 10, The Conversation, Written by SASN historian Mark Krasovic

Innovative Project Focuses on Two Milwaukee Neighborhoods, August 6, Shepherd Express, Humanities Action Lab featured

Escape from the Nuclear Family: COVID-19 Should Provoke a Rethink of How We Live, August 5, The Intercept, SASN Prof. Neil Maher interviewed

Personal Stories From the Pandemic, August 4, Inside Higher Ed, RBS and HLLC Alumnus Joshua Christie featured

The Karma of Brown Folk at 22, August 3, Los Angeles Review of Books, Written by SASN Assoc. Professor Manu Chander

Christian Humanist Profiles 193: Nick Ripatrazone, Apple Podcast, MFA Alumnus Nick Ripatrazone interviewed

July 2020

When America Can’t Pay the Rent, July 31, Slate, Assistant Teaching Professor Peter Hepburn interviewed

Months later, Chilean army has yet to acknowledge Afro-Latino protester's death, July 28, NBC News, Rutgers Law School Prof. Jorge Contesse quoted

Experiencing Relationship Challenges in the Wake of COVID?, July 27, Psychology Today, Written by SASN Prof. Nan Wise

Remember Reading in Public? July 27, Literary Hub, Dana Library mentioned

Examining Systemic Racism Over the Centuries, Steve Adubato/NJTV, July 27, RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor interviewed

I'm trashing my Trump hat — it's just a gesture. We all need to vote, July 27,, Op-ed written by SASN Prof. Jim Goodman

Congress is getting more diverse. Now its caucuses could too. July 24, City & State New York, SASN Prof. Domingo Morel quoted

Gone But Not Forgotten: Dr. Clement Price, Steve Adubato/NJTV, July 23, Late Distinguished RU-N Prof. Clement Price featured

West Side High School’s 1-Acre Urban Farm Hopes to Combine Environmental, Agribusiness and Nutrition Education, July 23, TapInto Newark, Rutgers Business School featured

The power of touch: I didn’t hold my daughter until she was three days old, July 20, The Guardian, Written by SASN Prof. Salamishah Tillet

A Deep Dive into John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' by His Biographer,  July 17, WBGO, Written by retired SASN professor Lewis Porter

Defend History. Tear Down the Confederate Statues. July 17, Mother Jones, SASN Asst. Prof. Lyra Monteiro quoted

Will the Black Lives Revolution Change the Country or Just a Street Name?, July 16, The National Interest, Written by SASN Prof. Alexander Motyl 

Marketing researcher co-authors new book on consumer psychology, July 15, APN News, RU-N Provost Ashwani Monga featured

A Native horror story re-appropriates a racist trope: the ‘Indian curse’, July 15, LA Times, Written by SASN Prof. Rigoberto González

Hate Male, July 14, The Revealer, Written by SASN Prof. Audrey Truschke

Why Helicopter Parenting Fosters Failure, July 13, Psychology Today, Written by SASN Prof. Vanessa LoBue

Can you make a citizen’s arrest of someone who isn’t wearing a mask? July 11,, Rutgers Law School Prof. Louis Raveson quoted

Newark Artists, Thriving Amid Crisis and Catharsis, July 10, New York Times, Rutgers-Newark featured

How Criminal Background Checks Lead to Discrimination Against Millions of Americans, July 10, Washington Post, Op-ed written by Sarah Lageson

Mug shots don’t belong on search engines, July 9, San Francisco Chronicle, Op-ed written by Sarah Lageson

Happy birthday Harborplace. Now what? July 9, The Baltimore Sun, Op-ed by SASN Prof. Mary Rizzo

Train of Thought: On Matt Morton’s “Improvisation Without Accompaniment”, July 9, Los Angeles Review of Books, Written by SASN Prof. Rachel Hadas

Aspiring Lawyer From Newark On Reality Show, 'Great Grass Race', July 9, Patch Newark, RU-N alumna Karima Spates featured |

What We Learned in 100 Days of Life Interrupted, July 6, New York Times, Newest Americans project featured

Your workplace’s COVID-19 waiver is useless, attorney says, July 6, NJ 101.5, Rutgers Law School Prof. Alan Hyde quoted

These demonstrators don’t want to celebrate July 4 because ‘Black people are still not free today’, July 4,,  Rutgers Law School student Candice Iheme quoted

Nearly Five Years After Hamilton's Debut, Historians Still Debate its Historical Accuracy, July 3, Esquire, SASN Asst. Prof. Lyra D. Monteiro quoted

Racial Healing, July 2, Inside Higher Ed, TRHT at RU-N featured

It’s official: State Returns Newark Schools to Local Control, Following Two-Year Transition, July 2, NJ Spotlight, SASN Prof. Domingo Morel quoted

Fireworks, mountains, Feelings of awe might help inspire a young child's curiosity and ignite learning skills, July 2, WMAR Baltimore, RU-N research featured

House members reluctant to respond to survey about intern diversity, July 1,, SASN Asst. Prof. James Jones research featured | Teen Vogue

June 2020

All Black Lives Matter street murals, June 27, New Arts Justice based at Express Newark and RU-N graphic design students mentioned, | TapInto Newark | Newark Patch

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Committee for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation's Listening Tour Focuses on Police-Community Relations, June 26, TapInto Scotch Plains/Fanwood, TRHT at RU-N highlighted

As Anti-Racism Protests Sweep the Nation, Italians Stand Their Ground on Columbus Issue, June 26, Jersey Digs, SASN Prof. Mary Rizzo quoted

The Rutgers Law School Faculty Response To The George Floyd Killing Is What We Need To See More Of, June 25,, Rutgers Law School featured

The Future Sounds Like Raquel Willis, GQ, June 25, Written by SASN alumnus Saeed Jones

A Transgender Woman Will Lead a Women’s- and Gender-Studies Program. Here’s Why That’s Remarkable, June 24, The Chronicle of Higher Education, SASN Women and Gender Studies Director Catherine Fitzpatrick featured

It’s Time to End Racism in the Fashion Industry. But How?, June 24, New York Times, Co-written by SASN Prof. Salamishah Tillet

Opposing voting by mail is voter suppression, June 22,, Op-ed written by Rutgers Law School Prof. Penny Venetis

Cast Against the Pain of George Floyd's Death, Newark Celebrates Juneteenth as a Call to Action, June 20, TapInto Newark, Abbott Leadership Institute Founding Director Junius Williams and SASN Prof. Melissa L. Cooper mentioned

Black and Latino Angel Fund Backed by Rutgers Ready to Hear Entrepreneurs' Pitches, June 19, NJ Tech Weekly, RBS Prof. Lyneir Richardson featured

I hadn't talked to my homphobic dad in years. The pandemic reunited us, June 19, Washington Post, Written by SASN alumnus Clay Cane

Supreme Court Allows DACA to Stand, June, RU-N alumna Esder Chong featured in NJ Star-Ledger | Time | Inside Higher Ed

Black girls and women are often left out of the social justice movement. These 2 sisters have been fighting to change that. June 19, Chicago Tribune, SASN Prof. Salamishah Tillet featured

Newark's Graduating Seniors Share How They’re Celebrating Their Accomplishments, June 18, TapInto Newark, RU-N incoming freshman Devon Corry featured

Why Some People, Including Election Officials, Worry About New Jersey’s July 7 Vote-by-Mail Primary, June 17, NJTV, Rutgers Law School Prof. Ronald Chen interviewed

Jersey City BOE’s youngest trustee will study at Harvard Law School in the fall, June 17,, SASN & HLLC alumnus Mussab Ali featured

Being convicted of a crime has thousands of consequences besides incarceration – and some last a lifetime, June 15, The Conversation, Written by SPAA Doctoral Candidate Cynthia Golembeski

City Club of Eugene: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis, June 15, NPR (KLCC Oregon,) RU-N Prof. Paul Boxer interviewed

Reparations are good for everyone, June 14,, Op-ed Written by third year Rutgers Law student Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell, Ph.D.

I Wish I’d Had ‘Ramy’ When I Was a Kid, June 9, New York Times, Former SASN student Ramy Youssef featured

Talking to Children About Racism, June 5, Psychology Today, SASN Prof. Vanessa LoBue

Whose Grief? Our Grief, June 5, GQ Magazine, Written by SASN Alumnus Saeed Jones

The America My Son Deserves, Kehinde Togun, New York Daily News, June 4, Written by SASN Alumnus Kehinde Togun

Pandemics, policing and the curse of localism, June 3, New York Daily News, Co-written by SASN Prof. Robert Snyder 

How a City Once Consumed by Civil Unrest Has Kept Protests Peaceful, June 1, New York Times, Abbott Leadership Institute Founder Junius Williams quoted