Dear Rutgers University – Newark community members,

This has been a very divisive and negative time for our country, and no matter who one supported in the election, it is difficult not to feel quite unsettled and upset by the tone and mood of the last year or more. Everyone will find their own sources of comfort and reflection, but as a community that believes in each other and in coming together, we want to also be mindful of campus supports during this taxing time.

Our counseling professionals are ready to be in conversation with anyone who wishes to talk; students may come to the Counseling Center at Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Avenue, room 101, or call 973.353.5805; employees may contact University Human Resources/Faculty Staff & Assistance Program at 848.932.3956. In addition, we are making opportunities available for all members of our community to talk about issues important to them at this time at easily accessible locations including the following.

  • The Office of Student Life is open for walk-in discussion at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, room 352.
  • Listening tables will be facilitated by members of the Rutgers-Newark community to share thoughts during free period today from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center “Student Street” and the Center for Law and Justice atrium.
  • Student Affairs is hosting a discussion in Stonsby Dining Hall today at 8 p.m.
  • The Political Science Department is hosting a Post-Election Discussion, Thursday, November 10, from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, room 255-56-57. Professor Lisa Hull's course on Elections will be open to our Rutgers-Newark community to give students an opportunity to share thoughts and reactions with one another, and to ask questions.  Political Science Department faculty will be on hand as well.

We encourage all who are interested to engage these opportunities.


Nancy Cantor