Education

State takes role to protect students from sexual violence and harassment

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis announced New Jersey is opposing a proposal by the U.S. Department of Education that would reduce federal law’s protections for students who have endured sexual violence and harassment. Grewal is among the leaders of a 19-state coalition of attorneys general opposing ...

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Youth entrepreneur wins full scholarship to Rider University

Eric Voros, a senior at Shawnee High School in Medford, won a full, four-year tuition scholarship to Rider University for his Orion’s Belt business idea, a product in which a traditional-looking belt transforms into a tourniquet during emergencies. Voros was one of 10 high school students to showcase ideas in front of a panel of ...

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Rutgers study links heavy drinking to changes in DNA

A Rutgers-led study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research reveals that binge and heavy drinking may cause a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol. Professor Dipak Sarkar, senior author of the study and director of the Endocrine Program in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University-New ...

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Seton Hall awarded ‘High Research Activity’ Carnegie Classification

Seton Hall University has been named a “High Research Activity” institution among Doctoral Universities in the latest Carnegie Classification. The new research level designation, also known as “R2,” places Seton Hall among only 139 universities across the country designated as “High Research.” Prior to this designation as R2, Seton Hall was classified as a “Moderate ...

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NJIT unveils New Jersey’s first cyber-psychology program

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Science and Liberal Arts will begin offering students a baccalaureate degree option in the emerging field of cyber-psychology. The new program explores the dynamics between modern technology and human psychology and is the first academic program in the behavioral sciences to be offered at NJIT. The 120-credit ...

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