Students Raise $700,000 "For The Kids" 
 

Now in its 17th year, the Rutgers University Dance Marathon is New Jersey's largest student-run annual philanthropic event. Last weekend's event raised $692,046 for the Embrace Kids Foundation, which provides support for the families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer, blood diseases, or other serious illnesses. The 2015 dance marathon bested last year's total by $70,000. More here...

 Four Rutgers Students Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
Lauded for Stellar Academics and Research

Four Rutgers University students have earned the 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, awarded for excellence in mathematics, science and engineering. Juniors Alina Afinogenova of Princeton, Varun Arvind of Piscataway, Margaret Morash of Bernardsville and Aditya Parikh of Plainsboro are among 260 undergraduates nationwide selected. Rutgers is one of only ten institutions in the country, including Stanford and MIT, with four Goldwater Scholars this year. More here...
 NJTV Special: A Look at the Rutgers University-Newark Master Plan

A Redesign for the University

 

Rutgers-Newark is recognized as one of the most diverse college campuses in the country. It's inextricably tied to Newark and Newark to Rutgers. That is the guiding philosophy behind the university's recently unveiled Master Plan, a redesign for the university that takes it beyond its current campus and makes Newark itself the campus. Watch here... 

A Giant Leap To Their Respective Journeys  

 

Growing up in the inner city, Nyuma Waggeh and Kadeem Pratt acknowledge it wasn't easy to pursue a higher education. Now they are McNair Scholars in the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaur- eate Achievement Program. It is named for the physicist McNair, who was the second African American astronaut in space and one of seven crew members to die in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. More here... 

 
Rutgers Day 2015 Coming on Saturday, April 25th
Experience New Jersey's State University

Rutgers Day, Rutgers University's annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, will be Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year, a record crowd of 84,000 visitors came to Rutgers University-New Brunswick to learn firsthand about the university's research, teaching and service on campuses. More here...