NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers Office for Diversity and Scholarship in the Sciences (ODASIS) began thirty years ago through the efforts of Dr. Francine Essien, a Black Rutgers biology professor.

She worked six or seven days a week, called students over winter break to encourage them, and was often the "anonymous donor" whose donations came in when money for books and stipends dwindled.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—Over 2,200 people raised over $300,000 dollars for children with special needs at the Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation's tenth annual "Walk 'n' Roll." 

The walk took place at Johnson Park in Piscataway on May 21.

Many participants wore hats to commemorate the theme, "Hats Off!" and all enjoyed a free carnival following the walk.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–As an offshoot of Livingston Avenue's Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, the Anshe Emeth Community Development Corporation (AECDC) is a faith-based organization that serves Middlesex County residents of all religions, genders, and races.

It has an incredibly diverse range of programs, many of which benefit babies and young children.

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