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March 2019

Giving felons the right to vote in N.J. aligns us with international law, Rutgers law students say., Mar. 31  Rutgers Law School Students Alexis D. Miller and Maria Nieto

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How Saudi Arabia uses women’s rights reforms against women’s rights and reform. The Washington Post. Mar. 29. SAS-N Prof. Nermin Allam

Free Newark Comic Con Will Highlight Diversity in Sci-Fi. Patch. Mar. 28. Newark Culture Con

Inside Newark Culture Con. New Jersey Stage. Mar. 28. Newark Culture Con

Health Subcommittee Markup of 12 Bills to Lower Health Care and Prescription Drug Costs. YouTube (Energy and Commerce Committee). Mar. 27. NJ Congressman and Rutgers Law School Alumnus Frank Pallone cites Rutgers Law School

New Jersey Is Addicted to ICE. The Nation. Mar. 26 - Prof. Whitney Strub (SAS-N)

A New Jersey Rapper Shares his Immigration Status. Mar. 26 - Featuring RU-N Student Alexis Torres Machado

Traveling exhibit ‘States of Incarceration’ arrives in Lansing. Spartan Newsroom. Mar. 25. Rhana Russell, Humanities Action Lab.

So Much Left to Learn. 500 Women Scientists. Mar. 25-  Prof. Jessica Ware (SAS-N)

What Next After Mueller Investigation Ends - Sahar Aziz Speaks to BBC World. YouTube. Mar. 25. - Rutgers Law Professor Sahar Aziz

Analysis: With residency rules, no carpetbaggers wanted. Idaho Statesman. Mar 24. Analysis from Rutgers Law School Prof. Eugene Mazo

Fact: Dogs are better than grandkids. Now, I invite my adult children to prove me wrong. USA Today. Mar. 23. Prof. Stuart P. Green

Skirmishes at the India - Pakistan border. International Law: Behind the Headlines. Mar 21. - Rutgers Law School Professor Adil Haque interviewed

Film production forum turns spotlight on Express Newark arts incubator. ROI. Mar. 22. -  Express Newark featured

Meet Amee. She's Trans and Got Fired Because of It. Bloomberg Businessweek. Mar. 20. - Rutgers Law School-Newark Dean David Lopez quoted

Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies Acquires Chico O'Farrill Music & Archives. Billboad. Mar. 20. - Institute of Jazz Studies

Agitate! The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and Abolition in Newark. - Mar. 20 Fredericy Douglass Celebration mention

That Time Rutgers-Newark Black Students Took Over Conklin Hall 50 Years Ago, Renaming It “Liberation Hall” Mar. 20.  RU-N Conklin 50thAnniversary panel featured

Joint committee hears eye-opening testimony about segregation in NJ schools. NJTV Mar. 19. Rutgers Law School Professor Elise Boddie featured

Here's how AI could help catch shoplifters in the act. NBC News. March 18. RU-N Provost Jerome Williams quoted

National Book Critics Circle recognizes Arte Público Press as literary force. NBC News. Mar. 14. SAS-N Professor Rigoberto González

In College Admissions, Like Politics, the Scandal is What's Legal. OZY Mar. 14. Prof. Stuart Green, RU-N Law

Rutgers University-Newark names its first Truman Scholar. News 12 NJ. RU-N student Mussab Ali featured

Rutgers-Newark Honors Program Takes New Approach to Developing Citizen Leaders. Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Mar. 15.

Affirmative Action isn't pushing smarter kids out of college, professor says. Wealthy kids are. Mar. 13. Prof. Penny Venetis, RU-N Law 

Inside Ramy Youssef’s American Dream. Vanity Fair. Mar. 11. Ramy Youssef, Former SAS-N student 

Exclusive: For migrant youths claiming abuse, U.S. protection can be elusive. Reuters. Mar. 7. Prof. Randi Mandelbaum, RU-N Law

Why are humans so kind, yet so cruel? The Christian Science Monitor. Mar.6 SAS-N Prof. Brian Ferguson quoted

Understanding care giving, loss and grief: Andrés Cerpa tackles through poetry NBC News. Mar. 1. Rigoberto González, SAS-N English Professor

Three Perfect Days: Newark. United Magazine. RU-N’s Institute of Jazz Studies featured.

"Green Book" documentary screening at Express Newark. News12 NJ. 

More or Less: Behind the Stats "Insectageddon". BBC Sounds. SAS-N Entomologist Jessica Ware interviewed

February 2019

A show of her own: Nancy Mendez-Booth puts on a one-woman show at JCTC. Hudson Reporter. Feb. 28. Nancy Méndez-Booth, SAS-N English alumna

The ROI Influencers Power List 2019: Higher Education. Feb. 28. RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor Featured

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib show Muslim women don't need saving. Feb. 26 - RU-N Law Prof. Sahar Aziz op-ed

Women's Fashion Company to Give $5K Scholarship to Rutgers-Newark Student. Feb. 25 - Feature on RU-N’s Ashley Stewart Scholarship

Resilience: There is no App for Bouncing Back. LinkedIn. Feb. 25 - Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, NJMS Office of Special Programs

A homecoming, a debut and a revelation for Jordan Casteel at Denver Art Museum. The Denver Post. Feb. 24 - Feature on SASN Asst. Professor Jordan Casteel

I Never Called It Rape. Harper Collins Publishers. Forward by  SAS-N Prof. Salamishah Tillet

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky leads polls in Ukraine's presidential race. NBC News. Feb 22. - SASN Political Science Prof. Alexander Motyl quoted

Jersey jazz icon Count Basie gets his own archive at Rutgers-Newark. Feb. 21. -Featuring RU-N’s Institute of Jazz Studies

Ashley Cieplicki fulfills NJAC head coaching dreat at Rutgers-Newark. Double G Sports Feb 21. - Ashley Cieplicki, Head Coach at RU-N

Is the Insect Apocalypse Really Upon Us? The Atlantic. Feb. 19. - Professor Jessica Ware, SAS-N 

N.J. schools will finally teach about LGBTQ history. Here’s what kids would learn. Feb. 16. Timothy Stewart-Winter, SAS-N

Unlikely Feature Documentary RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor featured

Lufthansa. The Yale Review. Short Story by MFA Alumna Amy Kiger-Williams

Stop calling me 'Diverse' Feb. 13 - Prof. David Troutt, Rutgers Law School

All this blackface makes me want to cancel high fashion. The Inquirer. Feb 13. - Price Institute Assoc. Director Salamishah Tillet quoted

Rutgers Newark To Honor Social Justice icon, Jazz Legend. Feb. 12 Rutgers-Newark Commencement.

Giving Young Undocumented Immigrants Driver's Licenses Benefits All. Rutgers University Newark. Feb. 12. Chancellor Nancy Cantor

Making the law work for immigrants. Feb 11 - Rutgers Law School featured

Rutgers to administer purchasing disparity study for Jersey City. Feb 11 - Rutgers Business School PPCP featured

The 39th Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series. Feb. 8. SAS-N Prof. Salamishah Tillet interviewed

College Graduates Often Need Help Landing The Right Job. NJ Spotlight. Feb. 7 - Vince Marigna, executive director of Braven at RU-N

Attention, tech entrepreneurs: Rutgers' Black and Latino pre-accelerator is taking applications (deadline is Feb. 28) ROI Feb. 7 - CUEED mention

'Boomerang' Returns, as a BET Comedy. The New York Times. Feb. 7 - Salamishah Tillet (SASN African American & African Studies)

Is line editing a lost art? Literary Hub. Feb. 6. Nick Ripatrazone, RU-N MFA grad

Wait and see: Business leaders are wary of new $15 wage, but say only time will tell its true impact. ROI  Feb. 6. - Lyneir Richardson (Exec. Director of CUEED)

Diversity lags among faculty at universities. Rutgers aims to change that. Feb. 6. - Rutgers-Newark

Without Braven, I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Now.” A Partnership with Rutgers Helps First-Gen College Students 'Achieve the American Dream.' Feb. 4 - Braven at Rutgers-Newark

Historian Irked by Musical 'Hamilton' Escalate Their Duel. The New York Times. Feb. 4. - Lyra Monteiro (SASN)

January 2019

From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons. New York Times. Jan. 29 - Prof. Fayemi Shakur (SASN)

I’m a socialist and a historian, socialism is blooming again in N.J. - this time in the age of Trump. Jan. 29 - Prof. Whitney Strub (SASN)

The 21 Best Events in Denver, January 29 Through February 7. Westword . Jan. 29 - Prof. Jordan Casteel (SASN)

The 6 Rising Artists to Watch in 2019 W Magazine. Jan. 29 - Vaughn Spann (SASN alum)

You belong...Overcoming Impostor Syndrome. Linkedin. Jan. 28 Humberto Baquerizo

Bronx Man's 1991 Murder Conviction Vacated. Innocence Project. Jan. 24 - Prof. Laura Cohen (Rutgers Law)

Q&A: Is it legal to force federal employees to work without pay? The Morning Call. Jan. 24. - Prof. Alan Hyde (Rutgers Law) 

Egypt's Lost Academic Freedom. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Jan. 24 Prof. Sahar Aziz (Rutgers Law)

CNN Global Portfolio: The Current Situation of Venezuela & The Backing Towards Juan Guaidó  YouTube. Jan 24. -  Prof. Jorge Contesse (Rutgers Law)

Governor Murphy Forms Task Force to Examine Deficiencies of New Jersey’s Tax Incentive Programs. Jan 24. - Prof. Ronald Chen (Rutgers Law) 

What is Social Justice Education Anyway? Education Week. Jan 23 - Director, Crystal Belle (SAS-N - Urban Education)

UW-Madison prof: Anti-bias programs mean well, but there's no proof they work. Wisconsin State Journal. Jan. 21- Prof. Rachel Godsil (Rutgers Law)

Day in the life of Prospect Park's 22-year-old manager: calls, meetings and a steak sandwich Jan 20. - Featuring SPAA alumnus Intashan Chowdhury

Newark Judge Victoria Pratt Serves Up a New Kind of Justice. New Jersey Monthly. Jan. 18. -  Judge Victoria Pratt (Rutgers Law alumna)

Ban on baggy pants and chains was ‘subliminal’ racism by bar. Jan. 18 - RU-N Provost Jerome Williams quoted

Why privatizing the VA or other essential health services is a bad idea. The Conversation. - Co-authored by SPAA Prof. Sebastian Jilke 

Presidential Emergency Powers, Legal Overview. C-Span. Jan. 16 - Prof. Sahar Aziz (Rutgers Law)

B-Schools With The Most International Students. Poets and Quants for Undergrads. Jan 16 -  RBS-Newark undergraduate program was ranked #3 in the nation among “B-Schools with The Most First-Generation College Students” 

Six new officers join ranks of Woodbridge Police Department. Jan 16 - SPAA student Khari Manzini featured

In Her First Solo Museum Show, Jordan Casteel’s Humanizing Portraits Get Even Closer. Vogue. Jan 15 - SAS-N Asst. Prof. Joran Casteel featured.

Two Poems by Richardo Hernandez. Hyperallergic. Jan 15. - Newark MFA candidate Ricardo Hernandez featured

Did ‘Hamilton’ Get the Story Wrong? One Playwright Thinks So. New York Times. Jan 13 - Asst. Prof. Lyra D. Monteiro quoted

How the government shutdown could harm the future of American science. The Verge. Jan. 13. - RU-N graduate student Kathleen Farley quoted 

After the 'Surviving R. Kelly' documentary, #MeToo Has Finally Returned to Balck Grils. The New York Times, Jan. 10. - Written by SAS-N Prof. Salamishah Tillet 

Must-Read Poetry: January 2019. The Millions. Jan. 8 SAS-N MFA Alumnus Nick Ripatrazone

Why can companies still silence us with mandatory arbitration? The Guardian. Jan. 8. Prof. David Noll (Law) 

New Jersey gets ready for legal weed. No stoner ads. The Inquirer. Jan 4. Rutgers Business School’s CUEED Exec Director Lyneir Richardson

Will Russia Invade Ukraine in 2019? Jan. 4. Prof. Alexander Motyl (SASN)

Imagining and Narrating Plague in the Ottoman World. Ottoman History Podcast. Jan 3. - SAS-N History Prof. Nükhet Varlık featured

Egypt's el-Sisi denies existence of political prisoners on 60 Minutes, Sahar Aziz analysis. YouTube. Jan. 3. Rutgers Law School-Newark Professor Sahar Aziz interviewed