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February 2, 2021
RU-N Celebrates Black History Month
Rutgers Newark Jerome Williams
A message from Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor regarding the passing of our dear RU-N colleague, Jerome D. Williams and tributes from Rutgers Business School, the Marketing Ethnic Faculty Association, and
the American Marketing Association.
Click hear to read the message and tributes.
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A message from Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and
Provost Ashwani Monga regarding Fall 2021. Click here to read the message.
Rutgers Newark Skyline Photo
At the invitation of the University of Michigan Center on Social Solutions, RU-N has become a partner in a major new grant-funded project to address racial reparations sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Rutgers Newark Marcia Wilson Brown

The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey will give a
Social Justice Award to
Marcia Wilson Brown, vice chancellor for external relations and governmental affairs at RU-N.
Rutgers Newark Vereliz Santana

RU-N student Vereliz Santana
was appointed to fill in an interim vacancy on the Newark Board of Education. Read more in
Rutgers Newark Peter Hepburn

RU-N Professor Peter Hepburn
co-authored a New York Times op-ed about the black hole at the heart of the U.S. eviction crisis.
Professor Hepburn also did a piece for the Washington Post about how federal rent relief is not going where the renters are and that some states will face hard choices about who gets help and who gets evicted.
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Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and the University of Michigan Center on Social Solutions Director Earl Lewis are featured in a Q&A piece about how social accounting includes looking beyond the bare numbers of
racial diversity.
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RU-N Ph.D student Vijay Chillar and Ph.D alumnus Eric Piza from the School of Criminal Justice co-authored this study about how sudden police layoffs in one U.S. city associated with increases in crime.
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Rutgers Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor Lyneir Richardson Pavita Howe
Join us for the Inclusive Entrepreneurship: How Rutgers Empowers Black and Latino Business Owners webinar on February 4, and hear from Rutgers–Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Lyneir Richardson, executive director of CUEED, about how Rutgers is making an impact through education, strategic partnerships, mentoring, and funding for entrepreneurs of color as they grow their businesses and help New Jersey communities flourish.

 Moderated by Pavita Howe, Director of Entrepreneurship Partnerships, Rutgers Corporate Engagement Center. 
This event is hosted by Rutgers Entrepreneurs and the
Rutgers University Alumni Association.

Click here for more information and to register.

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month 2021 at RU-N and in the City of Newark with a wide range of cultural and educational activities throughout the university, including the 2021 AfAm Week and Caring Community Week.
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It is with great pleasure that RU-N invites you to join us for the 41st Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, One Begins Again: Organizing & the Historical Imagination, moderated by Barbara Ransby. The conference is presented by Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience and will be held online on Saturday, February 20.
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Are you ready to do your part to protect the RU-N community? Add your phone to the COVID fight by downloading the COVID Alert NJ app. It's New Jersey's new app to help stop COVID-19 in our state.
Click here for more information.
Watch the PBS documentary "How It Feels to Be Free," based on the book by RU-N Professor Ruth Feldstein. It tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American women entertainers challenged an industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist sterotypes. Professors Feldstein and Salamisha Tillet appear in the film.
December 2020 was full of great stories that featured Professor Jordan Casteel, Alumnus Saeed Jones, Professor Kevin Lyons and many others. Click here to check out their stories and more.
As members of the RU-N community, we all have a shared responsibility in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our Raider community safe. We invite all members of the university community to take the "Responsible Raider" Pledge. Join us in keeping and promoting the Raider Responsibilities to maintain the health, wellness, and safety of our vibrant community.
2020 Rutgers Newark Racial Equity header
“‘We need a deeper, richer, broader discussion about the meaning of the diversity of our university in relation to the university’s mission. How does it affect our classrooms, our research, our campus life, our relationships to our communities, our societal impact?’”—Sentiments of Rutgers-Newark faculty, staff, students, and alumni shared by Chancellor Nancy Cantor in her cover letter of Rutgers-Newark’s Strategic Plan.  Read how the members of the Rutgers-Newark community are elevating the discourse on diversity and racial equity in the United States. 
Rutgers Newark MYRUN Website Screenshot 2020
There are many great online workshops, talks, and events to attend virtually from Rutgers-Newark and the City of Newark this fall. Stay in the know, and submit your event, by visiting the Rutgers-Newark events calendar!

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