Increase Also Among International Applicants  

More than 48,000 prospective students have applied to Rutgers this year, an all-time high for the University, said Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment management. Joining the Big Ten Conference raised the University's profile. Applications within the U.S. have gone up by about 15 percent while international applications went up by about 40 percent.  More here... 

Rutgers Homeland Security Institute Awarded $1.95 Million Grant
Institute Named Center of Excellence for Homeland Security

The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security has been designated by federal intelligence agencies as a Center of Academic Excellence.  The Institute, a universitywide enterprise founded by its director Clifton R. Lacy, M.D. and John Farmer Jr., University Professor and Special Counsel to the President, also received a $1.95 million grant to support the design and delivery of intelligence-related curricula and related programs. More here...  

 

RU-Newark Alumna Advancing Early Literacy for Low-Income Children
Acclaimed Writer Helps Children in Need

Rutgers alumna Marlene Veloso, an award-winning writer, founded Kids Research Center to bring free literacy programs to children in immigrant communities. As a poetry and literacy instructor, Veloso, who graduated from Rutgers in 2001, knows a strong foundation in reading and comprehension skills are the key to her students' success. More here...

"In Her Defense"  

    

Amanda O'Keefe, a second-year student at the School of Law-Camden, isn't waiting until graduation day to make a difference. She recently started a pro bono project that shares information about available disability services for such families in the Camden area.  More here...