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As Rutgers transforms, philosophy gets a boost

4-6-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University is getting $3 million for a new professor of philosophy. The position will become the first humanities faculty job to be funded with a $27 million pledge made three years ago to create named faculty ...

Cashier at NJ medical school admits embezzlement

4-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says a former head cashier for the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Dewyna Brown pleaded guilty on Friday state Superior Court in Middlesex County ...
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Asbury Park High School Graduation Rates Are Low

4-4-14
Graduation rates at Asbury Park High School are low and drop-out rates are high.
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Thomas Edison College President: Proposed Higher Education Regulations are Irrational

4-4-14
Thomas Edison State College President Dr. George Pruitt said that some of the regulations that are being proposed for higher education are not rational.

Bullet hits school bus in Newark

4-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — No children were injured when a bullet struck a school bus in New Jersey's largest city. Newark police say a man was wounded in the gunfire on 1st Street Thursday. He's in stable condition. Police say the bus, which was carry ...
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Sen. Beck: State Will Invest More in Education Aid

4-3-14
Sen. Jennifer Beck says this year the state will invest more state aid money in education than ever before, according to the budget numbers.

Christie pushes school calendar extension

4-3-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has assured a 10th grader attending Thursday's town hall meeting that his proposal to extend the school day and year won't affect her. The teenager asked Christie why he proposed having students spend ...
Modern terror tactics have forced physicians to think in new ways about diagnosing and treating patients.

Rutgers Medical Students Learn Terror Medicine

4-3-14
A course at New Jersey Medical School teaches preparedness in dangerous times.

Camden schools plan to lay off 400 staff

4-3-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Camden school officials say they must lay off one-fifth of their staff as enrollment is dropping. Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (PAY'-mahn roo-HAN'-ih-fard) introduced a budget plan Wednesday calling for 575 jobs to be ...

Honor student who sued parents picks a college

4-2-14
LINCOLN PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey honor student who had sued her parents for financial support has chosen a college. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1j1qI4o) says Rachel Canning announced on Facebook that she plans to attend ...