Rutgers University has successfully completed the largest and most comprehensive fundraising campaign in the university's nearly 250-year history, surpassing the campaign's $1 billion goal by almost 4 percent, Rutgers President Robert Barchi announced. The seven-and-a-half-year "Our Rutgers, Our Future" campaign raised a total of $1,037,056,700.
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Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, a nationally recognized researcher in the fields of health disparities and nicotine addiction in minority populations,  has been chosen as dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, effective April 1, 2015. Ahluwalia has received more than $21 million in funding as a principal investigator, more than $80 million as co-investigator, and is widely published. More here...

Litt Reappointed as Dean at Douglass

Jacquelyn Litt, dean of Douglass Residential College and professor in the departments of sociology and women's and gender studies, has been reappointed as dean of Douglass Residential College by New Brunswick Chancellor Richard L. Edwards.  "Dean Litt has done a tremendous job in guiding the 21st century model for an all-women's residential college within a major public research university and an AAU university.  We are looking forward to her continued leadership," Edwards said.

Rutgers University-Newark alumnus Saeed Jones has been named one of five finalists for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for his latest poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, which NPR called "visceral and affecting" More here.. 

Eight Rutgers Law-Camden students have been named 2015 Eagleton Graduate Fellows, joining an elite class of 27 members selected from hundreds across the university for the honored tradition of placing students in positions within offices in New Jersey state government. More here...