RU-New Brunswick Honors College Welcomes First Class!
The Rutgers University-New Brunswick Honors College welcomed its inaugural cohort this week, a group of 530 super high-achieving first-year students. At the center of the Honors College is the unique living and learning environment afforded by the new Honors College facility, where all first-year College students will live. Study areas throughout, and the presence of live-in faculty fellows, will encourage extensive student-faculty and student-administrator interaction.
Read more at NJ.com.
Rutgers University-Camden Ranked #2 in Northeast
RU-Camden has been ranked as the second-best "bang for your buck" in the Northeast by Washington Monthly, which annually publishes a multi-faceted guide to the nation's many institutions of higher education. The guide ranks which schools in the Northeast, and other regions, are the best value based on "net" (not sticker) price; how well the school does in graduating the students they admit; and, whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their loans. It ranks more than 400 schools in the Northeast (RU-Newark is also highly-ranked at #9!) and more than 1,500 schools nationwide. Look at the list here.
Law Clinic Director Wins SCONJ Victory for Immigrant Children
Arguing on behalf of two sisters before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Rutgers Law School's Randi Mandelbaum, director of the Child Advocacy Clinic in Newark, won an important victory for immigrant children who fled their home country to escape parental abuse, overturning two lower court decisions. The case focused on the issue of special immigrant juvenile status, a legal immigration status that may be granted to certain juveniles. The implications of the decision could be life-changing for many New Jersey juveniles facing deportation. Read more here.
Alumni Adventures: Where Will 2016 Take You?
Enjoy an exclusive, cultural exchange with the Rutgers University Alumni Association's travel program, Adventures. For instance: Experience Cuba in January and visit Trinidad, Cienfuegos, and old Havana while learning about the people, their art and architecture, antiquities, agricultural gardens and music. There are also plenty of other travel opportunities in 2016, including the Tahitian Islands, Italy, Portugal and many additional exchanges. Learn more and start packing!