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Rutgers University under Antisemitism Investigation

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New Brunswick NJ, the House Education Committee declared on Wednesday that it has dispatched a letter to Rutgers University, seeking information concerning its handling of antisemitism on campus, marking it as the fifth college under scrutiny by the panel for this issue.

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Antisemitism on Campus: Rutgers University Under Federal Investigation

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Newark NJ, Rutgers University is now under the federal government’s scrutiny due to allegations of antisemitic incidents during October and November 2023, a period marked by the Israel-Hamas war. This investigation is part of a broader initiative, with 29 U.S. universities and school districts facing civil rights inquiries since the onset of the conflict. The heightened focus on these institutions revolves around concerns regarding the handling of free speech and incidents of bullying amidst student protests linked to the Israel-Hamas war.

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Rutgers University Benefactors With Hold Support Over Over Antisemitism on Campus

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New Brunswick, NJ, Marvin and Eva Schlanger are taking a stand by withholding their financial support from Rutgers University. Both proud Rutgers alumni, the couple, who contribute to various educational institutions through their Florida-based nonprofit, the Eva and Marvin Schlanger Family Foundation, has donated over $130,000 to Rutgers. However, they have decided to cease contributions due to what they perceive as the university’s inadequate response to antisemitism following the Israel-Hamas conflict.

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NJ State Senator Calls for the Ouster of Rutgers Administrators

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon called the administration at Rutgers an embarrassment and said that the University’s President and leadership cabinet should resign after doubling down on their COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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NJ State Senator Calls Rutgers Ongoing COVID Vaccine Mandate ‘Ludicrous’

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New Brunswick NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon sharply criticized Rutgers ongoing COVID vaccine mandate as being out of step with science and logic following news that Rutgers University is continuing to require students to provide proof of immunization from COVID-19 or face possible dis-enrollment from the school.

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New Jersey Society of CPAs Awards $221,500 in Accounting Scholarships

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Roseland NJ, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) awarded $221,500 in scholarships to 53 New Jersey-based high school and college students on April 27 at the Pines Manor in Edison. Out of 146 applicants, the NJCPA Scholarship Fund distributed scholarships to 35 college students and 18 high school students.

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9,000 Rutgers University faculty and Staff Go On Strike

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New Brunswick NJ, three unions representing about 9,000 Rutgers University faculty and staff will go on strike this Monday morning after nearly a year of gridlocked contract negotiations, marking the first educator strike in the university’s nearly 257-year history, according to the unions.

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Rutgers Physicians, Researchers, and other Health Science Faculty Join Rutgers Facility Unions and Overwhelmingly Approve Strike Action

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New Brunswick NJ, the union that represents 1300 Rutgers University physicians, researchers, and other health science faculty have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, with 95% of clinicians who voted casting ballots in favor of a strike.

With this move, union members at AAUP-BHSNJ joined members at two other Rutgers faculty unions representing full-time faculty, graduate students, post-docs and part-time adjuncts, who held successful strike authorization votes earlier in the month.

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Rutgers University Faculty Members Vote to Strike

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New Brunswick NJ, classes at the three campuses of Rutgers University may come to a halt for its 67,620 students as faculty members gave their union leaders the authority to call for a strike a week from now.

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Students and Taxpayers Cover an Ever Larger Tab for Rutgers University athletics

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New Brunswick NJ, Rutgers University athletics is now outspending many of its Big Ten counterparts, and for the sixth consecutive year athletics department posted a deficit of more than $50 million , this despite getting its largest amount yet of Big Ten conference revenue.

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Appeal Filed in the 3rd Circuit Court Challenging Rutgers University’s Vaccine Mandate

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New Brunswick NJ, on Jan. 10, attorneys for Children’s Health Defense (CHD) filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit challenging the New Jersey District Court judge’s Sep. 22, 2022 dismissal of CHD’s Aug. 16, 2021 lawsuit against Rutgers and university officials for their COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students to attend classes, whether in person or remotely. The mandate that began at the start of the 2021 Fall semester now requires full vaccination and boosters for students, faculty and staff.

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Rutgers Lifts Indoor Masks Requirements

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As the COVID-19 virus continues to move from pandemic toward endemic, we are eager to return the university to normal operations as much as responsibly possible. In doing so, we continue to take prudent steps to mitigate the effects of this virus so our students can enjoy a vibrant, in-person college experience.

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Spent $450,000 through DoorDash While the University was Aggressively Suing Students over Tuition Payments

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New Brunswick NJ, according to NorthJersey.com Rutgers University football players enjoyed a pricey perk that few other students had access to . Free DoorDash food deliveries from restaurants, convenience stores and pharmacies, paid for by the university, and ultimately by taxpayers of New Jersey and students. from May 2021 through June of this year  football players ordered  a whopping $450,000 through DoorDash .

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Rutgers University Raises Tuition

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New Brunswick NJ, The Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-2023 academic year that includes a 2.9 percent increase in tuition and fees, nearly two-thirds below the current rate of inflation.

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Students & Taxpayers to Pay for Rutgers Athletics’ $73M Deficit

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New Brunswick NJ, Senator Michael Testa blasted Rutgers University for forcing overburdened students and New Jersey taxpayers to pick up the tab for a $73 million deficit after spending on athletics reached a record high of $118 million during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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