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5 People Stabbed on Rutgers University Campus

A suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Five people were stabbed at the Rutgers University Business School in Piscataway, New Jersey, on Friday, CBS New York reports. According to NBC New York , the campus announced a lockdown Friday afternoon, advising students and staff to take shelter. A short time later the school announced a suspect was in... More »

Restaurant's Wager Costs It 50% Off Customer Tabs

Ruth's Chris offers percent off based on Michigan game's point differential—which was 78 points

(Newser) - No one expected the University of Michigan to blow out Rutgers so utterly and completely during Saturday night's football game—least of all the Ann Arbor location of one of the country's most high-end restaurants. Now in its Monday morning quarterback role, Ruth's Chris Steak House is... More »

One Public College Really Racks Up Grad-Student Debt

That would be New Jersey's well-regarded Rutgers University

(Newser) - Just one public university made it on the list of the top 20 US colleges receiving the most graduate-student loan money—an elite group that received 20%, or $6.5 billion, of the total amount of funds loaned to graduate students in the 2013-2014 academic year, the Washington Post reports.... More »

Rutgers: No More Frat Parties

Party ban follows series of booze-related incidents

(Newser) - For this semester, the party's already over for all 86 fraternities and sororities at Rutgers University. After a series of alcohol-related incidents at the New Jersey university—and fraternity scandals across the country—officials say they have "placed a moratorium through the end of the semester on parties... More »

Student Stabbed in Throat After Dropping Acid

Rutgers University student arrested on multiple charges

(Newser) - Talk about a bad trip: Police say two Rutgers University students dropped acid last night, and one got so aggressive that he stabbed the other in the throat, My Central Jersey reports. According to a witness, Andrew Kim, 23, and Kevin Huang, 22, took LSD inside a residence yesterday evening... More »

Student Killed by Bear Took Pictures of It First

Darsh Patel lost shoe, told friends to go ahead

(Newser) - A Rutgers University student took five photos of a black bear that killed him soon afterward, and police yesterday released the images. They show the bear at a distance of about 100 feet from Darsh Patel , who took the pictures with his phone in the Apshawa Preserve in New Jersey.... More »

Rutgers Frat Party Death Due to Alcohol Poisoning

Medical examiner finds Caitlyn Kovacs, 19, died from 'acute ethanol toxicity'

(Newser) - Alcohol poisoning is to blame in the death of the 19-year-old Rutgers student who was taken to the hospital after attending a "gathering" at a fraternity house last month. Sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs was taken from the frat house to the hospital around 3am on Sept. 21 after she appeared... More »

Black Bear Kills Rutgers Student

Darsh Patel is state's first bear death since 1852

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Rutgers University student became the first person to be killed by a bear in New Jersey since 1852 after an attack Sunday afternoon just a few dozen miles west of Manhattan. Police say Darsh Patel was hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve when they encountered the... More »

Student, 19, Dies After 'Gathering' at Rutgers Fraternity

Police probe Caitlyn Kovacs' death

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Rutgers student has died following what reports call a "small gathering" at a fraternity house. Alcohol may have been a factor in Caitlyn Kovacs' death, which is currently under police investigation; an autopsy will reveal the cause. The New Jersey resident passed out at the Delta Kappa... More »

After Protests, Condoleezza Rice Cancels Rutgers Address

She was supposed to give the commencement speech later this month

(Newser) - Rutgers needs a new commencement speaker in a hurry. Condoleezza Rice announced today that she is withdrawing from the May 18 ceremony after students and faculty protested her selection, reports the National Review . "Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families," said... More »

Introducing the Bruce Springsteen Theology Course

Rutgers University to offer the class

(Newser) - Here's a college class that actually exists: a theology course studying ... the songs of Bruce Springsteen. Rutgers University will offer the class, the Guardian reports. It seems the Boss' lyrics often include religious references, mostly from the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament to Christians), though he was raised Catholic.... More »

Study: Mosquitoes May Be Making Kids Fatter

Asian tiger mosquito is keeping kids inside and inactive

(Newser) - Blame for childhood obesity on too many cheeseburgers and ... mosquitoes? So says a new study from Rutgers University, which suggests the itch-inducing pests are so bothersome they're keeping kids indoors and inactive in summer. The study isn't an iron-clad one—researchers had a relatively small pool of about... More »

Fallout Over Rutgers Hire Prompts 'Catfight'

Trustees complain they didn't have enough time to vet Julie Hermann

(Newser) - Rutgers University is scrambling to deal with reports that its newly minted athletic director and supposed scandal slayer Julie Hermann has a spotty past of her own—complete with abuse allegations and a sex-discrimination settlement —and emerging emails show bickering and complaints among the very board of trustees that... More »

Rutgers' New Scandal-Slayer Dogged by ... Scandal

Julie Hermann quit Tenn. coaching job after players alleged abuse

(Newser) - In trying to put the Mike Rice scandal firmly behind it, Rutgers has opened up a whole new can of abuse allegations: As the Star-Ledger reports, new athletic director Julie Hermann quit her job as volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee 16 years ago, after her players wrote a... More »

Rutgers Suspends Another Coach Over Verbal Abuse

Lacrosse team's Brian Brecht on the hot seat this time

(Newser) - See if this sounds familiar: Rutgers has suspended a men's coach on allegations of verbal abuse. This time, it's lacrosse coach Brian Brecht, but the university hasn't released any details of the investigation, reports the Star-Ledger of New Jersey. The school has been poring over practice tapes... More »

Rutgers Knew All About Coach Rice's Abusive Tactics

An internal report chronicled complaints by players

(Newser) - Rutgers officials knew about Mike Rice's bad behavior well before seeing it on video last year—but may have kept quiet so as not to tarnish the university's image, the New York Times reports. The school even commissioned a report by outside lawyers that chronicled complaints by Rutgers... More »

Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti Resigns

Says his first instinct was to fire coach Rice last year

(Newser) - The fallout over Rutgers abusive basketball coach Mike Rice continues to spread, with athletic director Tim Pernetti resigning under pressure today, reports ESPN . "I always tried my best to do what is right," he said in his resignation letter. Pernetti also seemed to deflect some of the blame... More »

Fired Rutgers Coach Still Gets His $100K Bonus

Mike Rice made it through the season, guaranteeing him bonus

(Newser) - Mike Rice may have been fired by Rutgers University for abusing his players , but he's still got a $100,000 bonus coming his way, reports the AP . That's in addition to the $622,500 he received as his regular salary in 2012, as part of a five-year deal... More »

Fired Rutgers Coach: I Embarrassed My Family

Mike Rice 'deeply sorry' after player abuse scandal

(Newser) - Mike Rice, the Rutgers basketball coach fired after he was caught on video abusing players , says he is "deeply sorry for the pain and the hardship that I've caused." He tells ABC News there's "no explanation for what's on those films because there is... More »

Rutgers Slams Student Paper's Pro-Hitler Parody

Fake article attributed to Jewish student

(Newser) - A student at Rutgers has filed a complaint after a parody newspaper printed a pro-Hitler story with his byline. The university is investigating the situation as a bias incident, the AP reports. The piece, titled "What About the Good Things Hitler Did?," was attributed to Aaron Marcus, a... More »

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