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I'd've Loved to Hear Her Speak, Yet Well I Know That Eric Has a Far More Pleasing Sound

Justine Valinotti | Posted 05.29.2014 | College
Justine Valinotti

I am going to write something that may shock and offend some of you. Perhaps you will never want to read or hear anything I have to say, ever again, ...

Students at Four Colleges Have Shut Down Their Commencement Speakers. It's a Victory for Free Speech

Josh Joy Kamensky | Posted 07.22.2014 | College
Josh Joy Kamensky

Students have every right to object to the day they worked for being used to conduct ideological warfare. They have every right to add silly accessories to their caps or subtract underthings from their gowns rather than gird themselves for rebuttal.

In Defense of Student Commencement Protests

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Leonard Steinhorn

These students are being told to swallow their concerns, sit on their hands, and silence their protests all in the name of free speech. Perhaps if they had money, their voice would be welcome.

A Message to the City Builders of Tomorrow

Richard Florida | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Richard Florida

"I'm sure I'm not the first person to tell you this, but do what you love. You'll always need to make a living, but if you want to be happy -- if for that matter, you want to be successful -- money should never be your biggest goal."

What Our Condoleezza Rice Commencement Protests Were Really All About

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

These protests are not about the individual speakers themselves. And they're most certainly not just about commencement speeches. This is our generation of young people sending a clear and strong message that racism, bigotry, civil and human rights violations receive no honor from us.

Rutgers Invites Paralyzed Player To Speak, Then Takes It Back

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.06.2014 | College

Eric LeGrand got some great news on Saturday: Rutgers University, his alma mater, wanted him to give the commencement speech at the school's graduatio...

Paralyzed Athlete: Rutgers Withdrew Speech Offer

AP | Posted 07.06.2014 | Sports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand says the university offered him the chance to give this month's commencement, ...

Schuette v. BAMN: How the Court Undermined Racial Liberty in the Democratic Process

Elise Boddie | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices
Elise Boddie

The Supreme Court's Schuette and Shelby decisions send a disturbing signal that ensuring unimpeded minority access to the processes that decide minority interests is not worthy of federal judicial intervention.

Shavar Jeffries: A Vision for Newark

Rob Taub | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Rob Taub

I walked with Jeffries and a group of his supporters last week as he canvassed Newark's South ward, which he does regularly, despite it being an extremely time-consuming effort.

Speaking Out on Men's Role in Preventing Sexual Assault

Kevin Powell | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Kevin Powell

I asked males in the audience how they defined manhood. A lot of the usual terms came up like "provider" and "strong" and "responsibility." I responded those words could also apply to my single mother and most women I know.

Rachel Sherman's First Hurt

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Rachel Sherman holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library.

The Evidence Is in: Taxpayers Need Protections

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

As cities and states look for creative ways to solve budget shortfalls, predatory private companies always seem to pop up claiming to have the perfect answer.

Rutgers Faculty: Don't Let 'War Criminal' Condi Rice Give Speech

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.17.2014 | College

Faculty at two branches of Rutgers University have asked the school to cancel plans for Condoleezza Rice to speak at this May's commencement ceremony....

The Brain Bowl: Academics and Athletics

Clark Power | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Whereas we as Americans once took pride in our educational preeminence internationally, we have fallen to 16th place in college degree completion. We have not kept pace internationally because in spite of our national wealth, we have neglected our poor children.

WATCH: UCF Player TRUCKS Through Defender

Posted 11.22.2013 | Sports

UCF freshman running back William Stanback showed how difficult he is to tackle on Thursday night when laid a big, bruising hit on Rutgers defender An...

Another Rutgers Coach Accused Of Player Abuse

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — There's another coaching problem at Rutgers. A Scarlet Knights football player has left the team after alleging that a coac...

Rutgers To Offer Bruce Springsteen Theology Class

BroBible | Posted 11.14.2013 | College

The path to heaven is Thunder Road. Azzan Yadin-Israel, a professor in theology, will offer a one-semester course on the music of Bruce Springsteen ne...

Awesome Move From Rutgers University President

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.17.2013 | College

Robert Barchi, president of Rutgers University in New Jeresey, was awarded a $90,000 bonus this month, but he doesn't plan to keep a dime of it. B...

WATCH: Paralyzed Former Football Player Delivers Inspirational Speech

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 09.14.2013 | Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Moments after becoming the first player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired, Eric LeGrand told ...

Rutgers Board of Governors Plays 'Blame Game' in Athletics

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

There is little doubt: the Rutgers athletic department has been a mess for the better half of the past year, damaging a great university's image nationally. There are important lessons to be learned from how this happened.

Time For An Overhaul Following Scandal

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 09.21.2013 | College

A report commissioned by Rutgers University after a scandal led to the ousting of its basketball coach and athletic director finds breakdowns in commu...

Lessons From Rutgers

Richard D. Legon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports
Richard D. Legon

To the extent that Rutgers offers a lesson, it is about the need for institutional leadership to provide a higher level of attention to athletics programs, most especially those programs that are or have moved more intentionally to greater national prominence.

How An Event At Rutgers Changed James Gandolfini

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.21.2013 | College

While James Gandolfini was a student at Rutgers University, something happened that he once said could be the reason he became an actor. Gandolfini...

Controversial Rutgers Official Has Her First Day At Work

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 08.17.2013 | College

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Saying she has already rolled up her sleeves and is ready to work, Julie Hermann took over as Rutgers' athletic director with...

A Brief History Of Recent Rutgers' Scandals

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

On Nov. 20 of last year, Rutgers was on top of the college athletics world. On that date, decades of building a once-moribund athletic ...