Doffing cap and gown, thousands of Big Ten students recently made one of the biggest transitions of their lives. These newly-minted college graduates are poised to face the challenges of an ever-changing world beyond campus.
Few public universities in the United States have the historic pedigree of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The institution, which traces its lineage back to its original charter in 1766, is celebrating its 250th “birthday” this year, making it slightly older than the U.S. itself.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. And that means finding a few books that provide a combination of mental diversion and stimulation during those long, hot, idle days.
As we get into the home stretch of the 2016 presidential primaries, it seems nearly certain that we’re close to seeing history in the making: For the first time, a woman will be nominated for the head of the ticket of one of the two major political parties.
The men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments just began, and we’ve already seen plenty of surprises. For the Big Ten, some of those have been pleasant (Indiana) and others not so much (Michigan State).
One of the most fun parts of LiveBIG is the pictures we get to see — and share — with the stories we tell. When the subject matter ranges from supernovas to woolly mammoths, the imagery can get pretty interesting.
Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus is about an hour’s drive from the bright lights of Broadway. And though it’s not quite “The Great White Way,” it’s a place where some of musical theater’s stars of tomorrow can get an early glimpse of the determination and grit behind the glitter and glamour.
Reflecting on when he began tutoring young inmates over a decade ago, Donald Roden modestly says, “I certainly didn’t anticipate this in 2002.” From those humble origins came the Mountainview Program, now a successful prison-to-college pathway at Rutgers.
To celebrate its 250th anniversary, Rutgers University — one of America’s oldest institutions of higher education — is getting the entire RU community involved in a new exhibit both at its Zimmerli Art Museum and online.
The universities of the Big Ten Conference are known for being trailblazers in higher education, but their achievements aren’t limited to the lecture hall. They also fund a vast array of research and are home to groundbreaking entrepreneurial centers.
When we say the students, faculty and staff, and alumni of the universities of the Big Ten Conference “live big,” we aren’t overstating our case. Last year, we reported stories that took our readers from exotic locales like Sri Lanka and Uganda to galaxies far, far away. Whether it’s on-campus or in outer space, the Big Ten community is innovating, inspiring and improving.
With each passing day, it seems there’s an announcement of some new application for aerial drones. Major retailers have experimented with using these machines for high-speed delivery. And consumers can readily access a variety of remote-controlled, pilotless aircraft for their own purposes, ranging from land surveying to photographing homes for sale.
Growing up in suburban New Jersey, Alec Gioseffi always had a passion for both food and the outdoors. He started working in restaurants at 15, but also traveled as a competitive snowboarder when he was young and continued to globetrot while enrolled at Rutgers University.
Last year, 13-year-old Christina Blumstein had just returned home with her parents to their home in Old Bridge, N.J., following a summer trip to Long Island when something went horribly wrong. Though she’d felt fine moments before, she was hit with a sudden, intense pain.
For Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., is more than just the site of the flagship campus. It’s the school’s hometown, and the community it serves.
You say “tomatoes.” I say … “Rutgers”?
Like another famous New Jersey native, Rutgers alumna Ashley Higginson was born to run. She not only took gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase competition at the Pan American Games last month in Toronto, but also set a Pan Am record in the event with her time of 9 minutes, 48.12 seconds.
It seems too good to be true: Spend one day a week taking a college class that’s held right next to the beach. But that’s exactly what Rutgers did with its inaugural RU at the Shore program this summer.
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work.