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Foundation For Adult Autism Announces $100K Endowment at Rutgers School of Social Work

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, the first non-governmental organization focused exclusively on autistic adults, announced a $100,000 endowment fund at Rutgers University earlier this year.

The groundbreaking fund, known as the “The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Adult Autism Family Support Fellowship and Resource Guide Fund,” will help teach Rutgers School of Social Work graduate students to work as clinicians in order to help improve the lives of families with an autistic adult.

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Olympic Athletes From Middlesex County Win Three Medals in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL–At the 2016 Rio Olympics New Jersey is heavily represented with 35 USA team members hailing from the Garden State.

Of these Olympians a total of five were raised right here in Middlesex County.  And two of them came back to New Jersey with medals.

Dagmara Wozniak, a fencer who won a bronze medal in the 2016 games hails from Avenel and currently lives in Hoboken.  Originally born in Poland, Wozniak moved to New Jersey at the age of one.

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Highland Park School Finishes in Top Ten For “Great Crayon Cleanout” Contest

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ–—Irving Primary School in Highland Park won a prize for being in the top ten for their work in the Great Crayon Cleanout by saving 125 pounds of crayons from local landfills.

Many used crayons end up in local landfills, which is both wasteful and bad for the environment.

For the Great Crayon Cleanout, students were tasked with finding old, loose crayons in their homes and schools, ones that were unlikely to be used again.

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Rutgers Board Adopts Universitywide Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment and Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In October 2015, Rutgers University's Board of Governors approved a new article to the student code of conduct that prohibits various behaviors such as sexual harassment, stalking and violence.

The policy, 10.3.12, was devised by the school's Title IX Committee, with representatives from all three major campuses of the university, and was announced by University President Robert Barchi in a campuswide email on February 4.

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Rutgers Music Departments Hosts Concert & Symposium on Music and Technology

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University Music Department is hosting a combination symposium and concert that will explore the relationship between music and technology.

On President's Day, February 15, the event will ask questions like,” does technology waste time or save it?” and “is music less expressive or connecting when it is made through a computer or other technology?”