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Speaking Out on Men's Role in Preventing Sexual Assault

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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.

Why You Should Listen To 'Another Damn Rape Poem'

Posted 04.04.2014 | Women

"We wouldn't need so many damn rape poems if America had listened the first time." That's just one of many powerful lines from "Rape Poem To End Al...

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....

Fruit Flies Hold Clues On Aging In Humans, Study Shows

Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty

A new discovery has brought us a step closer to understanding the link between neurodegenerative disorders and aging. Researchers from Rutgers Univ...

Do Flowers Make You Rich?

Bill Prescott | Posted 02.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bill Prescott

Flowers are healthy, they don't make false promises and they deliver nourishment to your soul. For the price of a fancy coffee drink, they will watch over you all week and remind you that no matter what your bank account says, you are rich.

Theology Of Bruce Springsteen Class Makes Us Want To Go Back To College

Posted 11.14.2013 | Religion

Bruce Springsteen may not immediately come to mind when thinking of spiritual leaders, but the rock icon's song lyrics are actually rich with theologi...

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...

How One Program Sent 100 Kids To College.. For Free!

Posted 08.05.2013 | Good News

What began as an educational experiment five years ago is now making a big difference in the lives of low-income New Jersey students. In 2007, Rutg...

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...

Astoria Characters: The Walk-On Woman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.04.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

You can set your clock by Dana D'Ascoli. Every morning in every kind of weather, she's in Astoria Park logging lightning laps from 5 to 6. And it's not just around the park. Dana's running role in life has been careering away from things she doesn't love to do.

Former Player Backs Up Allegations Against Rutgers AD

AP | STEVE MEGARGEE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Tennessee volleyball player has written a blog post backing up her teammates' accusations that incoming Rutgers athletic ...

Rutgers Chief Gets Big Endorsement

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL and KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 05.29.2013 | College

NEWARK, N.J. -- Rutgers University's president, a neuroscientist, was brought in last year to turn the school into a medical sciences powerhouse, but ...

Still in a Very Deep Rut

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Robert J. Elisberg

For a school like Rutgers that specifically is trying to clean up a scandal of physical and verbal abuse by a coach -- what on earth kind of due diligence are they doing?? Is anyone in charge there?!

Rutgers Pushes Back In Wake Of New Scandal

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he has "absolute confidence" in the president of Rutgers University even as some...

Rutgers Official Resists Calls For Resignation

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 07.27.2013 | Sports

NEWARK, N.J. — Julie Hermann is not resigning as Rutgers' incoming athletic director following a report that 16 years ago she humiliated and emo...

Report Finds Big Drop In Funding For Preschool

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than the...

Rutgers Suspends Lacrosse Coach

AP | Posted 04.19.2013 | Sports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Rutgers University has suspended its head men's lacrosse coach as it investigates allegations of verbal abuse. The university ...

Rutgers To Pay Fired Coach $475,000

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports

TRENTON, N.J. — Rutgers University has reached a $475,000 settlement agreement with Mike Rice, agreeing to pay the fired men's basketball coach ...

Great News For Duke University's Transgender Community

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Duke University has now joined the growing list of universities and colleges that offer health insurance coverage for gender confirmation surgery for...

Coaches Should Mentor, Not Bully

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

There is no need for a coach to abuse his power in order to gain the respect of his players. The players at Rutgers deserve a coach that mentors, not a bully that demoralizes.

Moody's Credit Warning To Rutgers

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

By Hilary Russ April 12 (Reuters) - The scandal over abusive behavior by the now-fired men's basketball coach at Rutgers University thr...

A Failure of Process

Dave Tomar | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Dave Tomar

I can tell you from personal experience that the bureaucratic inefficiency at Rutgers makes transferring classes or campuses an absolute administrative nightmare. But transferring blame takes almost no effort at all.

American Values at Rutgers

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

With Rutgers University's Mike Rice video and subsequent firing now in the news, many are tempted to talk about the special treatment given to sports. This conversation makes me wonder, which special treatment are they talking about?

John Celock

Christie Opponent Attacks 'Lack Of Leadership' After Rutgers Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The controversy at Rutgers University over how the New Jersey school handled accusations that the men's basketball coach abused players is quickly bec...