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BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers brings classes to students 'at the Shore'

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. Far from being a surf-and-sun session with a little learning mixed in, it offered students intensive, intimate courses driven by practical considerations, said Liz Beasley, director of the summer session and special projects at Rutgers-New Brunswick. “We’re always looking for new ways to get courses to the students,” she explained. “A lot of them work part-time or full-time. If they’re working,