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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dharun Ravi: 'I'm Very Sorry About Tyler'

Tyler Clementi's roommate gives his side of the story

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi says he did something a lot of college kids do: He unthinkingly pranked an awkward, less-cool roommate. But that prank was spying on a homosexual hookup via webcam, that roommate was Tyler Clementi, and Ravi has a hate-crime conviction to show for what he says was a moment...

Rutgers Board Builds Wall Between Itself, Angry Crowd

Yes, an actual wall

(Newser) - Yesterday’s Rutgers Board of Governors meeting got a little awkward, with the board literally building a wall between itself and an angry audience. Dozens of students, professors, and campus workers attended the public meeting to protest an employee salary freeze and the university president’s high professor salary. But...

Tyler Clementi&#39;s Roommate Charged
Tyler Clementi's Roommate Charged 

Tyler Clementi's Roommate Charged

Dharun Ravi allegedly sent fake tweets, tried to delete another

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi may have dropped out of Rutgers, but what happened there continues to follow him. Ravi was indicted today on a slew of charges stemming from his alleged use of a webcam to spy on a same-sex encounter involving roommate Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide shortly afterward. He faces...

Rutgers Kids to the Boss: Please Save Our Reputation

To make up for Snooki brouhaha, they want Springsteen on campus

(Newser) - Rutgers has suffered some bad publicity lately, most recently when news surfaced that Snooki was paid more than Toni Morrison to give a talk there. But a group of students believes it has a solution: Bring Bruce Springsteen to campus. A Facebook event titled "College Ave Freeze Out: Let's...

To Give Talk, Rutgers Pays Snooki More Than It Paid...

...Toni Morrison, a Nobel-winning author

(Newser) - Apparently, Rutgers University thinks Snooki is worth more as a guest speaker than Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison. Beloved author Morrison will be paid $30,000 to give the commencement speech in May—the first time Rutgers has paid for a graduation speaker—but Snooki snagged $2,000 more when she...

Tyler Clementi's Parents to Rutgers: We May Sue

Joseph, Jane Clementi file notice preserving right to sue

(Newser) - Jane and Joseph Clementi haven't decided whether Rutgers University was at fault in son Tyler's suicide, but they've filed notice protecting their right to sue just in case. It reads in part: "It appears Rutgers University failed to put in place policies that would have prevented" the online posting...

Rutgers Students Didn't See Any Sexual Contact
Rutgers Students Didn't See Any Sexual Contact
say lawyers

Rutgers Students Didn't See Any Sexual Contact

And what they did see was never broadcast, attorneys claim

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei are finally breaking their silence, through their lawyers, about what happened the night they allegedly spied on Tyler Clementi’s sexual encounter in his Rutgers dorm room. Despite their new reputation as bullies who broadcast the encounter to the Internet at large, attorneys claim...

Pair Tied to Tyler Clementi's Suicide Leave Rutgers

Dharun Ravi, Molly Wei cite safety concerns

(Newser) - The two Rutgers students accused of covertly taping Tyler Clementi's encounter with another man have withdrawn from the school. Their lawyers announced the move last night, with Molly Wei’s lawyer telling the New Jersey Star-Ledger that she wrote to the school and asked to "withdraw without prejudice" over...

Authorities Want Rutgers' Emails to Tyler Clementi

Plus, friends speak up for 'good, caring' Dharun Ravi, Molly Wei

(Newser) - Before committing suicide , Tyler Clementi appears to have told his story on a gay message board, and the posts indicate that he emailed his RA and two superiors to report his roommate’s spying. Now, prosecutors want to see those emails—or at least Rutgers University’s responses to those...

Molly Wei Is Innocent, Being Maligned: Lawyer

'Wonderful, caring, talented young woman' should not be used to further agenda

(Newser) - Molly Wei faces charges— perhaps even hate crime charges —for her alleged role in the webcasting of Tyler Clementi’s sexual encounters with another male, but her lawyers insist she’s innocent, the AP reports. Wei, from whose room Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi is accused of broadcasting his...

Tyler Clementi's Parents: Let This Be a Lesson in 'Human Dignity'

Parents of Rutgers freshman say support is 'deeply moving'

(Newser) - Tyler Clementi's parents say they hope his death will make a difference: "Regardless of legal outcomes, our hope is that our family's personal tragedy will serve as a call for compassion, empathy and human dignity," said Jane and Joe Clementi in a statement. They also said the outpouring...

Dharun Ravi, Molly Wei: The Kids Behind the Suicide

Hate crime charges are a possibility in Tyler Clementi suicide

(Newser) - Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei were old pals who came to Rutgers University together—and classmates can’t fathom how the friends went from the socially tolerant halls of their New Jersey high school to a controversy in which they are accused of recording and broadcasting Tyler Clementi ’...

Body in Hudson ID'd as Rutgers Freshman

Tyler Clementi is the fourth gay teen suicide in a month

(Newser) - The body pulled from the Hudson River is indeed that of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi , reports ABC News , and the death has been ruled a suicide. Clementi is the teen who jumped to his death after his roommate allegedly posted a video online of him with another man. His is...

Suicide Frosh May Have Reached Out to Gay Site

Meanwhile, Tyler Clementi Facebook memorial site is hijacked by gaybashers

(Newser) - Complaints about a sex-tape spying situation similar to one that apparently drove Rutgers student Tyler Clementi to suicide have been spotted on a gay message board , and may have been Clementi's last call for help before he killed himself. "Cit2mo" complains about his college dorm roommate using a webcam...

Family of Rutgers Suicide 'Heartbroken Beyond Words'

Classmates face prison time if convicted

(Newser) - Nothing gets easier in this awful story: The picture emerging of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers freshman who killed himself after someone posted a tape of him in a gay encounter, is that of a nice, quiet kid who was also a genuinely talented violinist. The family is "heartbroken beyond...

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