Colleges

Latest news and updates from all New Jersey universities and colleges.

A sea of first-year and transfer students flooded High Point Solutions Stadium Saturday evening as faculty members and upperclassmen welcomed the class of 2017 to Rutgers University. Aside from speeches from University President Robert L. Barchi, students enjoyed the tunes from the marching band, performances …

While most people watched the MTV Video Music Awards on their TV, Rutgers University student Zack Morrison watched celebrities walk the red carpet through his camera’s viewfinder and the performances from backstage. Morrison, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, found his passion for filmmaking …

Many changes have occurred at Rutgers University, but none is more obvious right now than the construction on the College Avenue campus. While the famous grease trucks have relocated from their 20-year home at Lot 8, what is replacing them will radically change the look …

Due to an increased demand for on-campus housing, the University expects to place about 120 first-year students and about 75 transfer students in temporary housing, said Joan Carbone, associate vice president of Student Affairs. First-year students will be placed in closed lounges within residence halls …

Another woman has come forward accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) of sexual harassment — the 18th to do so. Businesswoman Dianne York says Filner put his hands on her buttocks during a photo opportunity earlier this year, according to CNN. Read full article …

Voter in Virginia don’t like either of their choices for governor this fall, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Yet, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAulliffe leads state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli by six points among likely voters. Read full article >> …read …

It’s (still) “the economy, stupid.” The famous words coined by Clinton strategist James Carville for the 1992 presidential campaign ring true these days for President Obama, whose approval rating is most heavily influenced by what Americans think of his economic stewardship, according to data from …

Many parents are familiar with the trick of sneaking vegetables and other healthy stuff into their kids’ food. Turns out, White House chefs were doing something similar for notorious junk-food lover Bill Clinton when they were whipping up his grub. Read full article >> …read …

The Democratic National Committee continues to struggle to pay off its debt from the 2012 election, according to its latest campaign finance report. In July, the DNC actually saw its debt rise from $18.3 million to $18.5 million, even as its cash on hand declined …

Immediately after a military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Radley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group Wikileaks, Manning’s supporters and detractors took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the sentence. Read full article >> …read …

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