NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Roughly 70 high school students – from New Brunswick, Newark, Paterson, Passaic, Rahway and Trenton – took part in Rutgers’ 8th Annual 4-H Summer Science Program in July.

Students, three of which were from New Brunswick, had the chance to participate in hands-on activities at Rutgers New Brunswick’s Cook Student Center exploring a variety of subjects such as food science, marine and environmental sciences, and horticultural engineering.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ—Exploring the tortuous history of voting rights in America is at the forefront of a new exhibit at Rutgers University's Kilmer Library: “The Elusiveness of Progress: Voting Rights in America.”

With the 2016 presidential election in full swing, the exhibit seeks to hark back to August 6, 1965 – when the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson.

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CARTERET, NJ—As grammar school children there’s no better feeling than taking a break from the confines of the classroom to go on a field trip.

The Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation have teamed up to offer as much as $50,000 each year to low-income schools for educational field trips.

The program, which launched in January, has already provided over $45,000 in the form of 83 grants to New Jersey Schools.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Just weeks away from beginning the next stage in reaching her dream of becoming a doctor, Rutgers graduate Hinal Patel died doing what she loved.

Patel, 22, an emergency medical technician with Spotswood Emergency Medical Services, was killed July 25 when her ambulance – en route to an emergency– collided with a car in East Brunswick. 

Her shift that day was intended to be her last before resuming her studies.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The few weeks that have passed since Dr. Paul James Lioy died suddenly on Wednesday, July 8, have done little to pacify the loss felt by the Rutgers community, his family, friends and his colleagues.

Dr. Lioy, 68, taught at Rutgers University and pioneered the study of the health effects of the dust left by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

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