NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Dozens of current and former Rutgers students jumped to the defense of a university employee accused of conducting a “military style” lecture for incoming freshmen in the university’s Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF) program last summer.

Students in the program are typically the first in their family to attend college, and incoming first-year students are required to pass a five-week "Summer Institute" to prepare them for college. The program usually begins just days after the students finish high school.

PISCATAWAY, NJ—The Rutgers Future Scholars Program, a program designed to help disadvantaged students get into Rutgers and pay for their education, is hosting a film festival on Sunday April 27 from 4pm-10pm in the new Rutgers Cinema on the Livingston Campus.

Tickets are each $5 dollars, and can be purchased online at the Eventbrite invitation page.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In the digital age, there’s at least one shady industry that’s growing rapidly: internet scams.

Scam artists have found easy targets in the massive numbers of unemployed individuals and college students who are searching, sometimes desperately, for employment.

Chantal Supardi, a new transfer student at Rutgers University, became a victim of a job scam in December after she applied to a job posting through Rutgers online career management system, CareerKnight.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Anne Egan, a nurse at New Brunswick High School, was killed on January 8 in a fatal car accident in Howell Township, Monmouth County.

Egan, a 59-year-old resident of Sea Girt, was killed when her 2010 Subaru Forester was hit by a 2011 Ford Ranger pick-up truck who was being operated by Daniel Boden, 24-year-old man of Marlboro.

A funeral was held at the O'Brien Funeral Home in Monmouth County on the morning of January 13.

TRENTON, NJ—On September 9, Gov. Chris Christie signed a new law that requires out-of-state police to notify New Jersey's government officials before conducting counter-terrorism operations within the state.

The bill, A2948, was passed by the state legislature after it was discovered that New York City police was conducting extensive surveillance on Muslim communities within New Jersey, including at Rutgers University.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Today at 1pm, a newly-expanded Rutgers Board of Governors met for the first time to open its hearing on the 2013-2014 academic year tuition cost.

But one of its newest members, New Brunswick resident Martin Perez was conspicuously absent.  Sources say State Senate President Steve Sweeney surprised the university with the threat of a lawsuit if Perez was permitted to participate in the meeting.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Bristol-Myers Squibb was recently fined in the deaths of two monkeys in their expansive facility on the border of the Hub City and North Brunswick.

The pharmaceutical company was fined $2,625 for the deaths and two other violations in 2010 regarding expired drug treatments in an emergency medical kit and storage of food according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The penalty was issued in February but was made public May 17 of this year.