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Clement Alexander Price GSNB'75, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at Rutgers University in Newark, has been appointed to a key role on President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team. Price, who has earned national distinction for his many leadership roles in higher education, the arts and humanities, will chair the Obama transition team for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

"The NEH is a public trust that is committed to a broad and deep investment in public knowledge,” Price commented. “I expect President Obama, despite the financial crisis now facing the nation, will want to continue its mission and its service to the principles of the American Republic.”


Rutgers Against Hunger Login to comment

Tuesday, November 18 2008 10:11:04 AM

Rutgers is working to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from hunger. From food drives to 4-H programs, from grocery-shopping advice to agricultural research, Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) aims to increase awareness of hunger and encourage community service to help those in need. RAH will enlist Rutgers students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the concerned public in efforts to stock food banks, provide consumer education on nutrition, deliver technical and organizational support to community groups, and conduct research toward improving food production, packaging, and distribution.

As a member of the Rutgers community, you can make a difference, and you can make a difference now.

For complete information on how you can help, go to

Sports Shorts Login to comment

Monday, November 17 2008 08:44:01 AM


Football Continues Win Streak

The Scarlet Knight defense forced a season-high six turnovers and responded with 21 points on those miscues as the Rutgers football team (5-5, 4-2 BIG EAST) defeated University of South Florida (6-4, 1-4 BIG EAST) 49-16 on Saturday afternoon in Tampa. 

Women's Soccer Advances to Sweet 16
The Rutgers women’s soccer team (13-6-2) advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001, eliminating No. 7 Oklahoma State (18-1-4) on penalty kicks, 4-2. 

Women's Basketball Victorious in Regular-Season Opener
Junior guard Epiphanny Prince tallied 26 points and added a career-high seven steals to lead Rutgers to a 86-59 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Friday night at the RAC. 

Men's Basketball Wins on the Road
The Scarlet Knights shot 60.4 percent (29-48) and overcame an 11-point first half deficit in an 85-77 victory over Delaware Sunday afternoon at the Carpenter Center. 

Vote for the RAC as the toughest venue in college basketball!


Men's Soccer Looks to Bring Home Championship
Rutgers-Newark will visit top-seeded William Paterson on Monday night at 7 o’clock to try to bring home the program’s first ECAC Metro Men’s Soccer Championship. 

Men's Basketball Wins John K. Adams Tip-Off Classic
Tournament MVP David Cherry had game highs of 15 points and nine rebounds to pace Rutgers-Newark to a 77-59 win over Fredonia State. 


Banner Season for Men's Soccer Ends in First Round of Tournament
The Rutgers University-Camden men’s soccer team established numerous program standards en route to the first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in program history. 
Former women’s basketball standout Mauri Horton RC’03 was named girls’ basketball coach at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, New Jersey. As a Rutgers senior in 2003, Horton was a third-team All-Big East selection. According to a recent article, Horton, 27, is one of the area’s youngest girls’ basketball coaches, but she expects that to work as an advantage. "A lot of them look at me like I'm their big sister, which is good," Horton said. "But they also respect me. I'm always telling them, ‘If you want it, you can go get it. You just have to put the time in.’” Last season, Horton was assistant coach for the team, then headed by Elizabeth Clark, who praised Horton's work throughout as the Cardinals finished 10-13 and qualified for the NJSIAA Tournament.

Tags: Athletics 

Alum Assists 'Men With Mops' Program Login to comment

Thursday, November 13 2008 12:00:00 AM

Rutgers alumnus Christopher Manente UCNB’07, GSE’08 was mentioned in a news article about Men With Mops, a New Brunswick cleaning service that employs people with autism spectrum disorders. Men With Mops partners with Rutgers’ Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, where Manente is a program coordinator.

In addition to giving those involved a sense of belonging, Manente says: "Their disability serves as an asset with work,” noting that they are often very diligent and pay attention to small details in their cleaning. The article notes that Manente, who spent four years in the U.S. Army, said his Rutgers degrees in psychology and education as well as his military experience prove to be a good combination for this type of work.

Men With Mops, currently in its third year with four employees, is not-for-profit; all proceeds go to the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center.


Tags: Autism 
Alumni can join Rutgers Business School students and faculty for "Doing Business in China," a Spring 2009 course that features a study trip to China over Spring Break in March 2009.

The objective of the course is to learn about China’s dynamic economy and business environment through hands-on experiences. This course is open to all students (MBA, master's, and undergraduate) and alumni. For anyone interested in doing business in China, or knowing more about one of the most important developing economies today, this course is a must.


Vote for the RAC! Login to comment

Tuesday, November 11 2008 08:17:29 AM

Vote for the RAC as one of the toughest venues in college basketball!

To promote the launch of the College Basketball 09 video game, EA Sports is having a vote to select the 10 toughest venues in college basketball, and the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) is on the preliminary list. An online vote will determine the finalists and the ten final arenas will then will be visited during the season. The final rankings will be determined by a panel of experts, and will also be included as part of next year’s game.

Kris Kolluri SBC'91 is the new CEO for New Jersey's Schools Development Authority, announced Governor Jon S. Corzine on Thursday, November 6. Kolluri had been serving as commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

"I am honored that Governor Corzine has given me the opportunity to continue to manage and improve the state’s vital infrastructure assets as CEO of the Schools Development Authority," said Kolluri. “I look forward to investing in school infrastructure in order to create jobs, improve local quality of life and create positive learning environments for New Jersey’s children.”


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Friday, November 07 2008 09:48:05 AM

Rutgers Football game-watch parties for tomorrow's game vs. Syracuse are happening around the country. Below is a listing of Regional Clubs hosting these events. Click on your area for details, or go to

Rutgers Club of Baltimore
Rutgers Club of Central Florida
Rutgers Club of Greater Las Vegas
Rutgers Club of New York City
Rutgers Club of San Diego
Rutgers Club of Southern California
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