Emilio Gutierrez is an award-winning Mexican journalist, devoted father, and National Press Club honoree. Thanks to the work of Rutgers Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, he is also a newly minted US asylee.
Two Rutgers-Newark students students joined peers from across the U.S. at a White House event celebrating National First Generation College Day, which honors those who are the first in their families to attend college.
In an era when those in power speak of racial justice but do little except turn a profit, the fight for change must move beyond rhetoric, author Roxane Gay told participants at the Global Racial Justice Summit, held at Rutgers-Newark.
Rutgers-Newark ranks in the top ten for social mobility and Best Bang for your Buck of Northeast schools, according to Washington Monthly's college guide. Of 1,586 colleges nationwide, RU-N’s overall rank is 44.
Among 1,400 schools nationwide, Rutgers-Newark ranks 17th in the nation for economic mobility, according to national policy think tank and research organization Third Way.