PISCATAWAY, NJ—In a ceremony that was likely extra special for the thousands of mothers who watched their children graduate on Mother's Day, Rutgers extended degrees to a record 13,465 students.

For the second straight year, the University held a large ceremony at Rutgers Stadium, as well as dozens of smaller departmental ceremonies where the names of graduates were actually read aloud.

During the football stadium ceremony, the Rutgers Board of Governors surprised outgoing President Richard McCormick with a Rutgers degree of his own.

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PISCATAWAY,NJ—A donation of $1.5 million was given to Rutgers University by the Motorola Solutions company. This gift will help create a new faculty chair in honor of Gregory Brown, the chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions.

Brown is an alumnus of Rugters who recently chaired the committee that selected Robert Barchi as the 20th President of the University.  He was also the keynote speaker at the Universitywide graduation held last weekend.

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UPDATE (1:57PM): Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and three years probation.  He was also assessed $10,000 in fines and required to do 300 hours of community service.

The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says it plans to appeal the sentence.

 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On Monday May 21, Dharun Ravi will sentenced in the highest-profile trial to be heard at the Middlesex County Courthouse in recent memory.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tensions ran high in the auditorium of Paul Robeson Elementary School at last night's meeting of the Fulton Square Condominium Association, the first since a man was accidentally killed in his home by a bullet not intended for him on May 4.

Over 50 residents of the Fulton Square neighborhood attended the complicated meeting which included the first (sort of) public explanation of why the "gated" community's gates have been broken or left open pretty much ever since the community opened five years ago.

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UPDATE (4:08am): This story has been updated to include information from the county prosecutor's statement and the Deloatch family's response.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A grand jury sitting in New Brunswick has decided not to file charges against two New Brunswick police officers involved in the killing of a 46-year-old unarmed man.

But, in a move that the man's next-of-kin called "very unprofessional," the county prosecutor's office announced the decision to the media without informing them first.

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