Senate Leaders Impressed By New Rutgers Facilities
On September 3, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Bob Smith, an alum whose district includes Piscataway and New Brunswick, toured a number of recently opened and under construction facilities at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Touting the use of state bond funds, the senators called for increased state support of higher education in the future. "These new laboratories, lecture halls and residence dorms let students both in the state and around the world know that New Jersey is committed to providing the greatest educational experience possible," Senator Sweeney said.  "... they looked at all the choices and they chose Rutgers. ...They are getting the education here that they just cannot get anywhere else." Read more here.

RU-Newark Helps Students Get On The Road To College
Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown always wanted to go to college. She just didn't know how to get there. The 18-year-old got the push she needed when she joined the Youth Media Symposium, a program offered by the Abbott Leadership Institute, a Newark organization at Rutgers University-Newark that e mpowers parents, students, educators and community advocates from Newark Public Schools with information and knowledge of effective methods for family and community engagement  in schools. Read more about this important work here

RU-Camden Places Among Top Master's-Level Institutions

Rutgers University-Camden has been recognized by Washington Monthly as a strong value nationally, also earning praise as a master's-level institution. Factors Washington Monthly utilizes to formulate its rankings include the percentage of low-income students who receive federal aid; the net price of attendance after financial aid; the numbers of students involved in the Peace Corps and ROTC; and faculty awards for research. Read more Washington Monthly praise of RU-Camden here.
Homecoming 5K Charity Race to Benefit Rutgers Against Hunger  
Alumni and friends are invited to register for the September 27th Run for RAH 5K and 1-mile fun walk, which will take place during Rutgers University-New Brunswick Homecoming. Run for RAH is sponsored by the Rutgers University Alumni Association in support of Rutgers Against Hunger, a university-wide initiative working to increase awareness of hunger, encourage activism, stimulate research and provide immediate relief. Register or learn more today.