RU-Camden Announces New Financial Aid Program
A new financial support program at Rutgers University-Camden will transform access to a Rutgers degree by helping New Jersey families dramatically reduce their college cost by waiving tuition in full or by half. The first of its kind among New Jersey's public four-year colleges and universities, "Bridging the Gap" will strengthen Rutgers-Camden's commitment to providing access to a world-class Rutgers degree within a supportive campus environment. Through this program, student loan debt carried by Rutgers University-Camden students during their time as students and for years after graduation will be greatly reduced; for many families, it may be avoided. Read more.
Chancellor Phoebe Haddon
RU-New Brunswick Dedicates First Building From State Bond Act
Rutgers University recently dedicated the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH), a university-wide hub for interdisciplinary research whose mission is to make New Jersey the "Healthy State" and a model for the nation. The nearly 80,000-square-foot facility on the George H. Cook campus, Rutgers-New Brunswick, is supported by a $10 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $10 million from an anonymous donor and $35 million from the state's Building Our Future Bond Act of 2012.  Read more.         
Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health 
RU-Newark Co-Hosted 5th Annual Campus Compact Conference
Campus Compact convened its Fifth Annual Eastern Region Conference, "Moving Us Forward: At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact," on the campuses of Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Essex County College (ECC). The 2015 Eastern Region Campus Compact (ERCC) conference advanced understanding of the intersection of collective impact and community engagement. This conference highlighted emerging theory and practice in place-based collective impact initiatives. Read more