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Celebrating #NationalCheeseburgerDay but looking for something a little healthier? @rutgersdining has your back!
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This past weekend, nearly 1000 @RutgersNB students volunteered at 40 sites across New Jersey as part of @ruparutgers and @rugetinvolved’s annual #ScarletDayOfService.

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“I want to make sure when students are getting nonstop messages from the outside world about what it means to be in politics or government that I am here to tell them it’s something important that affects people’s lives and it can be rewarding.’’– Robert Asaro-Angelo
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When Robert Asaro-Angelo talks about his goals and priorities as the new commissioner of the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the conversation keeps coming back to his deep ties to @RutgersU.
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Whether it’s the lessons he learned in the classrooms at the #Rutgers' Eagleton Institute of Politics while working toward his master’s degree, the partnerships he hopes to engage in with the university to develop the state’s workforce or the Rutgers job training program he views as a model for the state, his connection to the university continues to shape nearly every aspect of his job.
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It was evident on the day of his swearing in during the summer. His guests in the audience included his longtime mentor Carl Van Horn, director of Rutgers’ Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Eagleton’s director Ruth B. Mandel and Debbie Walsh, who oversees Eagleton’s Center for American Women and Politics (@womenandpolitics).
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“I am a huge Rutgers fan. Eagleton means a lot to me and Rutgers means a lot to me,’’ said Asaro-Angelo, an East Brunswick native. “I am very Jersey proud and Rutgers is what ties the state together.’’
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Click the link in our profile to read more about Robert Asaro-Angelo and check out other great stories on Rutgers Today.
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The #Rutgers University Career Services Fall 2018 Career and Internship Mega Fair is a wrap! Check out our highlighted story to learn more about how University Career Services works with students, what some employers are looking for in prospective hires, and more. Make sure to follow @rucareers to stay up-to-date on all of the great opportunities and services they have to offer!
Naomi Klein, a public intellectual whose best-selling explorations of social, economic and ecological injustice have made her a global thought leader, has been selected as the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at @RutgersNB.
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Klein’s appointment comes at a critical time in the American political and media landscape as women progressive leaders link human rights and economic justice with climate change and other global challenges.
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“I am honored to have been chosen for this prestigious position and eager to join Rutgers students in connecting the dots between some of the most critical issues of our time,” Klein said.
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@gloriasteinem, a feminist and human rights leader since the 1960s, will join Klein to kick off the Steinem program with a public discussion on Sept. 21. The conversation will focus on the ways that information technology and new media are reshaping culture and power relationships as well as the challenges ahead for progressive movements in the United States and beyond. The chair is a collaboration among @rutgerscomminfo, @rutgers_iwl and Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in the @rutgersartsandsciences.
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Click the link on our profile to learn more about Naomi Klein and her new role with #Rutgers.
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“It is important to know what children and adolescents are doing with their time and why, developmentally, they are drawn to certain types of media as well as the effects of media, positive or negative. It’s always been my belief that media – television, films, the internet, video games –  as much as they can potentially have harmful effects, have the potential to enhance learning and do wonderful things for families and children.” – Amy Jordan
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Amy Jordan decided on a career during her sophomore year of college. She was taking a course on the effect of media on children and one of the assignments was to study cartoons.
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“I was watching the Smurfs on a Saturday morning and noticed that all the characters were male – except for one Smurfette. And I thought, ‘That’s a strong message to send about gender socialization,’’ Jordan says. “I knew early on in my academic journey that the role of media in the lives of children and adolescents would become the focus of my work.“
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Today Jordan, who joined Rutgers as a professor at @RutgersCommInfo in January, is considered a leading scholar in the study of children and media, a field that brings together developmental psychology, cultural studies, sociology of childhood and health studies, among other topics.
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Jordan – who serves on the board of trustees of Sesame Workshop, creators of Sesame Street and a nonprofit organization focused on early childhood development – earned her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, where she taught for 21 years, serving as an adjunct full professor and associate dean for undergraduate studies. •
She is the author or editor of six books, including Children, Adolescents, and the Media: The Future of Research and Action, and her work has appeared in Pediatrics, Journal of Family Communications and Media Psychology, among other publications.
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Click the link in our profile to read more about Amy Jordan and other stories from around Rutgers University.
Today, we remember and honor the lives of those tragically lost on September 11, 2001.
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Today, we remember the 37 Rutgers University alumni and thousands of others who lost their lives on 9/11. We will #NeverForget. ❤️ #RFamily
"I knew Judaism could be diverse, but I didn’t know how diverse and how accepting until I got to Hillel.’’ – Fedline Saintina
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Growing up the daughter of an Afro-Caribbean mother and Jewish father, Fedline Saintina was used to her skin color being the first thing people noticed when she walked into religious events.
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People would ask if she was lost, or looking for someone, when she walked into a Jewish space. The questions about her identity were so frequent, she felt she always had to be ready to explain herself.
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But when she came to @ruhillel it was different. Questions centered around what she was looking for from Jewish life, her experience and knowledge of Judaism, but not her appearance.
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“When you are a person of color, it’s the first thing people see when you walk in a room,’’ Fedline said. “At other Jewish organizations, I stuck out like a sore thumb, but at Hillel the conversation didn’t focus on what I looked like or whether or not my mom was black. They were trying to get to know me and know what to offer me. It was really refreshing.’’
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Click the link on our profile to read more about Fedline Saintina’s experiences and other great stories from around Rutgers University.
@RutgersNB has once again been named one of the Best Colleges in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report!
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In addition to a #56 spot on the National Universities list, #Rutgers ranks fourth among public #BigTen universities and 15th among public institutions in the Association of American Universities.
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“We need to raise a generation of girls who see they can be public leaders.” – Debbie Walsh
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Before the Women’s March and the #MeToo and Time’sUp movements made headlines and brought issues of women's rights back to the forefront, Rutgers Scholars had been working for decades as ardent advocates through their research, teaching and outreach. Over the next several weeks, we will be highlighting many of the women whose work is making a noticeable impact.
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For our first installment, learn how Debbie Walsh, the director of Rutgers' Center for American Women and Politics, melds her passions for politics, social change, and women’s rights to act as a driving force encouraging women to become public leaders.
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Debbie Walsh is running. Not for public office – though she probably knows as much about the process as any candidate – but to keep up with the accumulating number of records that women candidates have broken in this historic year. The Center for American Women and Politics (@womenandpolitics), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at @RutgersNB, is the country’s leading source of scholarly research and data on women’s political participation, and Walsh is the center’s director, a post she’s held for 17 years.
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She can tell you, for instance, how many women filed to run for seats in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate this year (476 and 53, respectively), how many have already lost their primaries (224 and 29), how many have won their primaries (231 and 22), and how many, in total, are still in the running (246 and 24). In this era of both record achievements and unprecedented political polarization, she may be one of the few people rooting for both Democrats and Republicans.
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Click the link in our bio to read more about Debbie Walsh and her work with the Center for American Women and Politics. #RutgersPride #RutgersExcellence
Give yourselves a round of applause! #Rutgers set a fundraising record in 2017-2018, with more than $223 million in donations. Funds raised will go toward student scholarships, innovative research, experiential learning opportunities, new programs and facilities for improving health and wellness in New Jersey and affordable education for lifelong learners across the state.
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Paul Robeson, #Rutgers University’s most acclaimed alumnus, distinguished himself as a scholar, athlete and artist – but lived most deeply as an activist for civil rights and social justice.
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On Wednesday the university broke ground on the future Paul Robeson Plaza, which will open in April as part of a year-long centennial celebration of Robeson’s 1919 graduation. The plaza was conceived and championed by the Class of 1971 for its 45th anniversary, with strong support by the @raaaru.
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The son of a runaway slave, Robeson attended Rutgers College in New Brunswick on an academic scholarship.  An extraordinary athlete, he won 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. He was a two-time All-American in football who is in the College Football Hall of Fame. His scholarly accomplishments include being inducted to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Rutgers’ Cap & Skull Society. Fluent in many languages, he honed his oratory skills as a member of the Intercollegiate Debating Association. He delivered the commencement address to his graduating class.
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After graduation, Robeson earned a law degree from Columbia Law School but decided to use his artistic talents in theater and music to promote African and African-American history and culture. Over nearly four decades, he achieved worldwide acclaim as a vocalist and actor on stage and screen. A towering figure in the African-American struggle for human dignity and democratic rights, Robeson connected that struggle with those of people around the world who were fighting for political rights, cultural recognition and economic justice.
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“This is someone who could have made a fortune, someone who could have been celebrated in every aspect of his life, whether as a professional athlete or a singer or a scholar, but he chose to be an activist, to stick up for causes that he believed in, although they were not popular at the time.” – President Robert Barchi
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