A $75,000 Hunger-Free Campus Grant from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education is helping the Rutgers University in Camden Raptor Pantry keep its shelves stocked for students facing food insecurity. The grant addresses a growing crisis that disproportionately impacts college students, a population whose food insecurity often goes unrecognized.
Paul Robeson, an athlete, actor, singer and civil rights activist who is one of Rutgers’ most notable alumni, would have celebrated his 125th birthday on April 9. To mark the occasion, various university organizations and alumni groups are holding several events in or around Rutgers University–New Brunswick throughout April to honor the 20th century Renaissance man’s legacy.
The 25th annual Rainbow Graduation celebrated the achievements of current and past graduates this year while marking a milestone anniversary and honoring those who support Rutgers’ LGBTQIA+ community.
Joy was in the air at the second annual celebration to honor Black and Latinx-identified undergraduate and graduate students who, through resolute persistence, successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at Rutgers University–Camden.
Known as the Rites of Passage, this meaningful ceremony that precedes commencement honors Black, African, and Latinx students, many of whom are the first in their families to receive degrees.
As an anchor institution, Rutgers University in Camden has consistently provided educational and social services to Camden adults and children. Residents will now benefit from six newly designated Rutgers–Camden Community Partnership Centers thanks to a $1.4 million federal appropriation awarded to the university.