PISCATAWAY, NJ—Amidst a swarm of negative publicity stemming from a nationally-released video of Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice verbally and physically harassing players during an early-season practice, the university announced Wednesday that it has severed ties with the three-year coach.

Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti announced Rice's firing a day after ESPN's Outside The Lines aired a video of Rice shoving players, pegging them with basketballs, and yelling homophobic slurs towards the young men.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers School of Communication & Information will be expanding into a new office building with a conference room, to begin construction this summer.

The new 5,190-square-foot building will replace a small surface parking lot on Huntington Street, near the Alexander Library.

It will be three stories tall and gray in color.  A nearby building will be recolored to match the new structure.

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—Andrew Gottfried, a 19-year-old Rutgers University freshman, died in his room at Perry Hall on the Cook campus, according to Rutgers spokesman Steve Manas.

Gottfried's body was discovered shortly after 9am on March 15, the final day of classes before a week-long break in the semester was scheduled to begin.  Paramedics and police who were called to the scene attempted to revive Gottfried unsuccessfully.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Parking Authority's Executive Director Mitch Karon told the authority's board that "going green" will be a focus of his this year.

One new initiative Karon hopes will incentivize electric car ownership is the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles in two of the authority's parking decks.

Two charging stations will be installed at the Wellness Plaza garage, while another will be placed in the Gateway Center garage.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Parking Authority's board of commissioners welcomed a new member as they held their annual re-organization meeting on January 23.

Anthony Barber, a former city police officer who also worked for the Trenton Police Department, was appointed by Mayor James Cahill to serve on the authority's five-member board, which will continue to be comprised entirely of white males in 2013.

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