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October 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Two Rutgers University students were critically injured in a brawl that involved some members of a fraternity, a social club and the school's wrestling team. The fight broke out early Sunday at an off-campus party in New Brunswick following an argument, officials said. Seven people were charged. From 30 to 35 people were on each side of the street fight. John P. Morin and Robert Morgan, both 20, received head injuries when they were struck with a baseball bat, authorities said.
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April 19, 2014 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
"What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely to say it. They are playing (and singing) the role of Paul Robeson in two separate plays on two separate Los Angeles stages. Their shared motivation is telling a story that is the ultimate retort to the idea that there's an unbridgeable gap between being a performer and living a serious life.
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NEWS
December 14, 1989
Edward J. Bloustein, 64, president of Rutgers University since 1971. A lawyer, philosopher and educator, Bloustein was born in New York City and taught philosophy at Brooklyn College and Cornell University before working as a political analyst for the State Department. He also worked as a law clerk for Stanely H. Fuld, chief judge of the Court of Appeals of New York, from 1959 to 1961, and taught at New York University from 1961 to 1965.
SPORTS
May 11, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
New Rutgers basketball Coach Eddie Jordan was brought in to lead the university out of the embarrassment of the Mike Rice scandal, but controversy continues after the school's athletic department's website inaccurately declared Jordan had earned a degree from the institution. It turns out, Jordan, who accrued 103 credit hours from 1973 to 1985, did not receive a degree in health and physical education in 1977 as it had been claimed, according to the Associated Press. The university's athletic communications office released a statement Friday, confirming the oversight, which was first reported by Deadspin . “While Rutgers was in error when it reported that Eddie Jordan had earned a degree from Rutgers University, neither Rutgers nor the NCAA requires a head coach to hold a baccalaureate degree,” wrote the school of Jordan, with whom they agreed to a five-year contract with $6.25-million in guaranteed money.
NEWS
March 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A measles outbreak at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., led to the declaration of state of emergency in order to vaccinate 40,000 students, faculty and staff. More than 20 suspected cases of measles involving Rutgers students have been reported, and three have been confirmed by the state, officials said. Starting today, the state Department of Health will provide free vaccinations to everyone at Rutgers' main campuses in New Brunswick and a branch campus in Piscataway.
NEWS
February 11, 1995 | From Associated Press
While condemning his words, Rutgers University's Board of Governors reaffirmed its support Friday for President Francis Lawrence, who came under fire for saying "disadvantaged" students lack the "genetic hereditary background" to perform well on standardized tests. The board issued its statement after a private session and a sometimes raucous 3 1/2-hour public meeting during which it listened to about 50 speakers for and against Lawrence, who again apologized for his remarks.
NEWS
February 10, 1986
Yelena Bonner accepted honorary degrees on behalf of her husband, dissident Soviet physicist Andrei D. Sakharov, at a meeting of the Committee of Concerned Scientists in New York. The awards were from Rutgers University, Long Island University and the University of Pennsylvania. Bonner, 62, did not talk with the press, in keeping with a Soviet condition for granting her a temporary visa.
OPINION
November 23, 2007
Re "Fair play, airplay and Imus," Opinion, Nov. 18 Was calling the Rutgers University women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos" offensive? Yes. Do the women and their coach have a right to feel angry? Yes. But at the same time, this Op-Ed article is just another politically correct one. David Zirin fails to ask: Where are the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton when black artists and comedians do the same thing? What attempt was made to censor them?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
The Brea Day Worker Job Center will be presented with an award from the National Center for Productivity at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The center, which began operating in April, 1990, helps day laborers find work by providing a place for employers and workers to meet. It was opened in response to residents' complaints about day laborers gathering at various sites in Brea to find work. Qualified prospective workers are selected for jobs via lottery numbers that are handed out daily.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
On Tuesday, Rutgers University officially announced the hiring of Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan as the Scarlet Knights' new head coach. Jordan, who played for Rutgers from 1973 to 1977, replaces Mike Rice, who was recently fired after a practice video became public that showed him abusing players verbally and physically. “On behalf of the entire Lakers organization, I'd like to congratulate Eddie on his new position as head coach at his alma mater, Rutgers University," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement Tuesday.  "A member of our 1982 NBA championship team, Eddie has been a part of the Lakers family going back more than 30 years.
NATIONAL
April 7, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Rutgers University officials had known for months that their basketball coach had harassed players in practice so severely that he could have been fired, according to a university report. Concerned by practice footage of Coach Mike Rice roughhousing Rutgers athletes and using gay slurs, outside attorneys hired by the university in November 2012 discreetly compiled a report that said Rice had broken university harassment and intimidation policies. Rice's contract included a stipulation that he not do anything to embarrass the university, which his behavior had clearly violated, the attorneys said.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Mike Rice was fired as the Rutgers basketball coach Wednesday, one day after ESPN aired a video that showed him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players and directing anti-gay slurs toward them during practice. Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti was given the video in November by Eric Murdock, a former NBA player who was at one time the director of player development under Rice. Pernetti hired independent investigators to analyze the tape and, with the blessing of university President Robert Barchi, suspended Rice for three games, fined him $50,000 and ordered him to attend anger management classes.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Mike Rice, who was fired Wednesday as basketball coach at Rutgers, apologized for the disturbing behavior he exhibited in a video that was broadcast on ESPN a day earlier. Former assistant Eric Murdock caught Rice on camera as the coach bullied players -- shoving, pushing and throwing basketballs at them and shouting verbal abuse, including anti-gay slurs. "I've let so many people down," Rice said Wednesday morning. "My players. My administration. Rutgers University. The fans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
It's been a long time since I've written about domestic violence. But watching the video of Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice repeatedly hitting, kicking and verbally abusing his players during practice gave me the chilling sense that I was watching a training film on the dynamics of domestic abuse. He dished it out, they took it, he kept dishing out, they kept taking it. Can you see how this works? It wasn't their fault. But what were they supposed to do?
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Tina Susman
The trial of a former Rutgers University student facing hate charges for allegedly spying on his gay roommmate -- Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide -- resumes Monday in New Jersey with testimony expected from the Rutgers housing staffer who handled Clementi's request for a room change. Prosecutors are trying to prove that the defendant, Dharun Ravi, was driven by anti-gay bias and trying to bully Clementi when he put a webcam on his computer and captured live images of Clementi in their room with another man. When the high-profile trial opened last week, however, some of Ravi's former classmates testified that he did not make homophobic comments and never indicated that he disapproved of Clementi's lifestyle.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Separate suspicious fires erupted within minutes of each other in five buildings occupied by Rutgers University fraternities, fire officials said today. No one was injured, but 21 students were left homeless by the blazes, all of which were reported between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday, said Deputy Fire Chief James Riley. "These were very suspicious fires," Riley said. "They were practically simultaneous. We don't have any idea who lit them yet. . . . " All the fires were out by 1 a.m.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
On Tuesday, Rutgers University officially announced the hiring of Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan as the Scarlet Knights' new head coach. Jordan, who played for Rutgers from 1973 to 1977, replaces Mike Rice, who was recently fired after a practice video became public that showed him abusing players verbally and physically. “On behalf of the entire Lakers organization, I'd like to congratulate Eddie on his new position as head coach at his alma mater, Rutgers University," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement Tuesday.  "A member of our 1982 NBA championship team, Eddie has been a part of the Lakers family going back more than 30 years.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Reporting from New York
The trial of a former Rutgers University student accused of cyberbullying his gay roommate -- Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide  -- began on a dramatic note Friday as the prosecutor called the defendant's actions "mean-spirited" and aimed at humiliating Clementi by exposing his secrets to others. "He and his friend ... viewed live images of Tyler Clementi and his male guest engaging in sexual activity ... kissing with their shirts off," Julia McClure told a packed New Brunswick, N.J., courtroom as Dharun Ravi went on trial.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2010 | The Record
The New Jersey attorney general's office is reviewing the case of a Rutgers University freshman who jumped from the George Washington Bridge last week after images of him having sex with another man were broadcast on the Internet, and will decide whether to prosecute the incident as a hate crime, a spokesman said Thursday. A body pulled from the Hudson River was identified Thursday as that of Tyler Clementi, 18, of Ridgewood, N.J. His death was ruled a suicide. Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi, and a friend of Ravi's, Molly Wei, have each been charged with two counts of invasion of privacy for using a webcam to film and transmit footage of Clementi having sex in his dorm room.
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