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Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

The Actress Who Became Rutgers' Youngest Female Grad

OWN | Posted 08.19.2014 | OWN

By the 1970s, Rutgers University had long established a reputation as one of the country's academic leaders. Broadway actress Sheryl Lee Ralph was ju...

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

Teen's Ballot Joke Lands Him Job As GOP Politician

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

A 19-year-old college student accidentally launched a political career when he wrote his own name in for an election category no one else bothered to ...

The 12 Most Unique College Courses In America

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

Every college in America boasts that one life-changing class with that one legendary professor. If you’re lucky enough to be in such a class, you su...

Graduating College Women Talk About "The Douglass Difference"

Diane Propsner | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

On May 17, 2014, Margaret Frimpong, Gabrielle Rossi, Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Jenae Keith, and Khoobi Gangdev graduated from Douglass Residential College along with 439 other women. These graduates joined a long list of alumnae (more than 36,000) since its founding in 1918.

Paralyzed Player: 'Don't Ever Let Someone Tell You You Can't Do Something'

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | College

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Paralyzed former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand implored his fellow graduates to remember that anything is possible in...

All College Commencement Speakers to Be Replaced by Unfinished Wooden Blocks

Spencer Green | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"We don't want to take the chance of upsetting the delicate sensibilities of any students, faculty members, or future automatons," says Horace P. Ollhurst, President of Wossamatta University.

Rutgers Should Rescind Their Invitation to Dr. Rice

Sami H. Elmansoury | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Sami H. Elmansoury

I find it concerning that Rutgers University would choose to utilize an occasion that is intended to set its students forward on a path of both honesty and integrity to celebrate an individual with such a disturbing track record.

Making Strides for Preschool

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

New York City received a lot of attention recently with a bold promise made to some of its youngest residents: Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio's tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo, the legislature did approve statewide funding for pre-K that included a $300 million increase for New York City's preschool program. New York City is moving forward for children -- and it isn't the only major city and school district making strides towards providing high-quality public preschool programs to as many children as possible. Several large districts that have been doing this for a while are already seeing strong results.

Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

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.

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?!