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April 27, 2021

Tap Into reports that all Essex County COVID-19 vaccination sites are now open to RU-N students.
Essex County Executive
Joseph DiVincenzo extended the opportunity to all RU-N students. Appointments are readily available now.
Every year Rutgers-Newark students have inspiring stories to tell about their journeys to graduation and their aspirations for life beyond Rutgers-Newark. Click here to read about, and experience vicariously, the exhilarating ride of some of the members of Rutgers-Newark’s Class of 2021!
Rutgers Newark Clifford D. Dawkins Jr.

Rutgers Law School-Newark alumnus Clifford D. Dawkins, Jr. becomes the new Dean of the Minority Student Program (MSP) in Newark.
Rutgers Newark Charles E. Menifield
Rutgers has received $1 million from the NJ Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to establish The State Policy Lab that will analyze solutions to critical issues facing the Garden State. The State Policy Lab will be housed in Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and managed in conjunction with the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA). RU-N Dean Dr. Charles E. Menifield is quoted.
Rutgers Newark Alex Hinton

PBS News Hour interviews RU-N Distinguished Professor Alex Hinton on President Biden’s statement about the Armenian genocide of 1915, who says the statement is momentous for victims.
Rutgers Newark David Troutt

RU-N Distinguished Professor
David Troutt releases a new
Rutgers CLiME report, Brutality by Design: Understanding Police Misconduct As Structural Inequality, that offers specific, key policy remedies. Click here to read the full report.

The The Star-Ledger reports on the difficulties of getting a criminal record expunged, quoting RU-N Assistant Professor Sarah Lageson.
Rutgers Newark Laura Cohen

Truthout discusses why even when marijuana is legal, young people are locked up for it, quoting RU-N Distinguished Professor
Laura Cohen.
Rutgers Newark Audrey Truschke

RU-N Associate Professor
Audrey Truschke is quoted in this piece by The Economic Times criticizing the Biden administration for not releasing vaccines to India where cases are growing rapidly.
Rutgers Newark Giovana Castenada

Tap Into reports that Newark officials and social justice advocates gathered to call for nationwide police reform after the verdict in the George Floyd case, quoting RU-N student Giovana Castaneda.
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In this one-of-a-kind free program co-founded by NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark, discover the extraordinary connection between poetry and jazz. These two art forms have intertwined throughout history, and now it’s your turn to create the magic that happens when they play together! Join a workshop to write poems set to jazz, or improvise music inspired by jazz. Read your work aloud at one of our community poetry shares. And enjoy performances showcasing poets and jazz artists from Newark and beyond. Creativity ignites when you explore, experiment, and express yourself at any of our free City Verses events.
Click here to register.
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.
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RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor joined Governor Murphy for a press conference on the Garden State Guarantee program yesterday along with RU-N Honors Living Learning Program students Emmanuel Basoah, Favour Izuchukwu, and Andrea Markey, and future RU-N grad student Auzhane Easterling. Click here to watch the press conference.
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 spring. Stay in the know, and submit your event, by visiting the Rutgers-Newark events calendar!

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