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Governor to ramp up state apprenticeship program

Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a $10 million apprenticeship program aimed at training workers in “middle-skill” jobs and keeping them in the...

Jersey City Leadership Awards recognize community leaders

New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson and other officials honored recipients of the Jersey City Leadership Awards in recognition of...

Payne School of Technology dedicated in Newark

Newark’s Essex County Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology was dedicated Monday, with the new 320,000-square-foot facility named after the...

Presidents: Tuition-free college 'good problem'

Ask school presidents whether they support Gov. Phil Murphy's $50 million proposal for tuition-free community college and they say they're on board,...

Princeton University selects Lyft as official ride-share partner

Princeton University has selected Lyft as its official ride-share partner of Princeton athletics for the 2018-19 season.

Rider alumnus named director of Rebovich Institute

Rider University graduate Micah Rasmussen has been named director of the school’s Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics.

Rutgers gets $1M cell research grant

Rutgers University has received a grant of more than $1 million for biological cell research.

State unveils life sciences research portal

New Jersey Economic Development Authority officials and Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis introduced Tuesday Research with NJ, an...

Soccer for Success aims to help Newark students in life and sports

The New York Red Bulls, Newark Public Schools and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a new mini soccer field Wednesday at Rafael Hernandez School as...

Health care unions question RWJBarnabas, Rutgers affiliation

Public sector unions, including Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5094 and SPAE Nurses Local 5089, are seeking details of Rutgers...

NJIT, Woz U offer online training

The New Jersey Institute of Technology has partnered with technology-based education start-up Woz U to offer online courses on cybersecurity and...

Murphy proposes state help for STEM tuition

Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled a pair of measures aimed at keeping science, tech, engineering and math college graduates in the state.

Deadline nearing for new contracts at Rutgers

Collective bargaining negotiations between Rutgers University and labor unions are continuing as a June 30 deadline draws closer.

Montclair State University awarded $75K by EPA

Montclair State University has been awarded a $75,000 People, Prosperity and the Planet Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

NJCU names dean of professional education, lifelong learning

New Jersey City University has appointed continuing education veteran Michael Edmondson as dean of professional education and lifelong learning.

TechLaunch: Entrepreneur wins $20K at pitch competition

Alex Skove, co-founder and CEO of KidGooRoo, an online resource for parents-reviewed children’s activities, won $20,000 in business services...

Rowan College at Burlington County chooses president

Rowan College at Burlington County trustees have appointed Acting President Michael Cioce as the college president, effective Sept. 1.

Rutgers forms research partnership with California biopharma

Rutgers University and San Diego-based Cidara Therapeutics have received a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and...

Grewal: Feds turning blind eye on for-profit college fraud

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has written in a letter to the U.S. Department of Education that federal education officials have...

Rutgers study touts benefits of ESOPs

The average worker at companies that offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan has accumulated $134,000 from his or her stake, a new Rutgers study found.

Princeton names executive director of career services

Princeton University has named Kimberly Betz, currently career center director at Carleton College in Minnesota, as executive director of career services, effective Aug. 1.

Rutgers awarded $470K in grants

Rutgers University has been awarded three National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $470,000.

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab names Oxford physicist director

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory has named Steven Cowley, a theoretical physicist at Oxford University and president of Corpus Christi College, as its director, effective July 1.

CCM to construct engineering and manufacturing center

County College of Morris will construct a $10 million, 30,000-square-foot engineering and manufacturing building in Randolph to allow for an expansion of its educational- and workforce-development programs.

NJBIA supports bill to require tuition education program

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association supports legislation released by the Assembly Education Committee on Thursday to better educate students on paying for college.

NJCU conference draws domestic and global influencers

International and local trade and its ties to real estate was front and center at the New Jersey City University School of Business two-day international conference.

Students build energy-efficient, hurricane-resistant house

Stevens Institute of Technology students have constructed a house designed to withstand hurricanes in a project tied to a Public Service Energy Group partnership, and PSE&G and Stevens officials held a reception Tuesday night to toast the accomplishment.

Hudson County Community College appoints president

Hudson County Community College trustees have appointed Christopher Reber as president, effective July 1.

S2S Newark Technology Center opens

Newark Public Schools, the city of Newark and nonprofit Students 2 Science opened the S2S Newark Technology Center on Monday with a mission of educating fifth- to 12th-grade students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

NJIT Alumni Association to honor five grads

Karen Ekshian, a New Jersey Institute of Technology graduate from 2012 and a senior designer at Marvel Architects, will receive the 2018 NJIT GeNEXT Young Alumni Award on May 19.

Synchronous technology brings Rutgers campuses closer

At first glance, Sara Campbell’s classroom at Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway looks like any other. Yet only half her students are actually in her room. The others are miles away in a classroom on the Cook/Douglass Campus in New Brunswick.

McDonald's program to add 5,000 jobs in NJ

McDonald’s and its franchisees will hire approximately 5,000 new employees throughout the state this summer, the restaurant chain said Friday.

Stevens students present entrepreneurial ideas

Stevens Institute of Technology students presented a pitch for a new kind of surgical implant, along with an array of other entrepreneurial ideas as part of an Elevator Pitch Competition.

Stevens 15th of 1,900 for tuition-to-income

Stevens Institute of Technology has been ranked No. 15 for return on investment out of more than 1,900 schools, according to PayScale Inc., a provider of compensation data.

Ramapo College appoints provost-VP academic affairs

The Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Stefan Becker as the college’s provost and vice president of academic affairs, effective July 1.

NJCU leverages partnerships with financial services firms

New Jersey City University has struck partnerships with several financial services companies while updating its business curriculum, all part of a robust campaign to respond to modern-day challenges and changes.

NJIT, Newark leaders detail redevelopment project

Officials from New Jersey Institute of Technology and the city of Newark touted the start of the Gateway MLK redevelopment project in the University Heights neighborhood.

Jersey City charter school breaks ground on $12.5 million facility

BelovED Community Charter School 2, Inc., Urbahn Architects and Hollister Construction Services recently broke ground for BelovED Charter’s new middle school building in Jersey City.

Stockton progressing on beachside campus in Atlantic City

As a result of growing enrollment and more students working in Atlantic City, Stockton University will open a campus there in September.

Some Rutgers unionized, part-time employees gain primary care coverage

Some part-time, unionized employees at Rutgers University were granted access April 19 to R-Health Direct Care, a boutique-style primary care network offered at a discounted rate.

Rutgers transportation groups awarded for public outreach

The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and Rutgers University’s Voorhees Transportation Center have received the Silver 2018 National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach from the American Planning Association.

Princeton top NJ college on Forbes value list

Princeton University was the top-ranked New Jersey institution, at No. 8, on a Forbes list of Best Value Colleges, in which the magazine ranked 300 universities after considering cost, alumni earnings, timely graduation and other factors.

Murphy details plans to make college more affordable

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined his goals to make college more affordable Wednesday at a roundtable discussion at New Jersey City University in Jersey City.

Rutgers solar car team secures financial sponsor

Conti Solar, an energy company based in Edison, has become a financial sponsor of Rutgers University’s Solar Car Team.

Rutgers educators test wireless apps to improve Internet speed

Rutgers University–New Brunswick educators are among a team of researchers testing new classes of wireless applications to improve Internet speed.

Rutgers chooses PayPal CEO as commencement speaker

The Rutgers University board of governors voted Tuesday to select PayPal CEO Dan Schulman as the commencement speaker at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Rutgers employees protest for higher wages

Rutgers University students and employees waged a demonstration outside a board of governors meeting Tuesday asking for employees to be paid at least $15 per hour.

Rutgers alumnus establishes Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Rutgers Business School graduate Gary Cohen is giving $1 million to establish the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation.

Princeton, ODH introduce AI programming

Princeton University and West Windsor-based medical technology firm ODH will work jointly to advance “machine learning,” an artificial intelligence technology that allows computer systems to process information without specific inputs or instructions.

Rutgers–Camden to welcome new dean of School of Nursing

Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon has appointed veteran nursing educator Donna Nickitas dean of the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, effective July 1.

Murphy details free college proposal

Speaking at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, Gov. Phil Murphy detailed a plan to offer qualified students tuition free attendance at community colleges.

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