Messages to the Community

Selected statements and email messages sent from President Barchi to the Rutgers community.

Update Regarding Commencement
(April 3, 2020)

We are considering ways to celebrate our graduates remotely this spring and exploring the feasibility of also holding in-person celebrations after the public health threat has subsided.

A Note of Gratitude and Appreciation
(March 25, 2020)

Let me say how humbled I am to be part of this incredible group, and how proud I am to be a member of the Rutgers community today.

Update Regarding Governor Murphy's "Stay at Home" Executive Order
(March 21, 2020)

President Barchi communicates the effects that Executive Order 107 will have on Rutgers in the response to COVID-19.

Changes to Faculty Evaluation Process in Response to COVID-19
(March 20, 2020)

Two changes to the faculty evaluation process will be implemented in light of the impact COVID-19 is having on the academic year.

Important Update on Courses, Events, and Commencement
(March 17, 2020)

President Barchi announces with regret that remote instruction will continue until the end of the semester and that all events through May, including commencements, are suspended.

Helping Employees as We Address a Public Health Crisis
(March 11, 2020)

Our employees are the engine that makes our success possible. Please be assured that your health and safety, and that of your families and communities, continues to be at the forefront of our planning process.

Important Update on University Operating Status Regarding COVID-19
(March 10, 2020)

President Barchi announces major steps at Rutgers to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Plans for Possible Remote Instruction
(March 9, 2020)

While we have not yet made a decision to suspend face-to-face instruction, it is imperative that faculty take steps now to prepare for this possibility.

COVID-19 Task Force and Website
(March 7, 2020)

The Task Force has the authority to marshal any and all resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the members of our community in response to COVID-19.

Update on COVID-19 Preparations and Study Abroad
(March 2, 2020)

Today we made the decision to cancel Rutgers-sponsored study abroad semester programs, international spring break programs, and Rutgers faculty-sponsored study abroad programs.

Margaret Marsh Will Serve as Camden's Interim Chancellor
(March 2, 2020)

An outstanding scholar, Dr. Marsh comes to the position with extensive and laudatory experience in leadership at Rutgers–Camden, including service as interim chancellor between 2007 and 2009.

Thanking Phoebe Haddon for Her Leadership as Chancellor
(February 17, 2020)

Championing excellence, access, and engagement, Chancellor Phoebe Haddon has moved Rutgers University–Camden forward in vital ways, and we are a better and stronger institution because of her.

Our Responsibilities in the Response to Coronavirus
(February 6, 2020)

Students look up to faculty and staff, and it is our responsibility to create a climate of support for them, particularly at this time.

We Need You to Help Create Our Climate Action Plan
(January 24, 2020)

The task force will hold town hall meetings in February to receive your input as we formulate a plan to achieve carbon neutrality and deal effectely with the effects of climate change.

Saluting Our Veterans
(November 11, 2019)

I want to thank everyone associated with Rutgers who has served in uniform, some of them still on active duty. We honor and applaud your service.

Our New Rutgers: A Seven-Year Perspective
(October 17, 2019)

Today I issued a companion report to my recent annual presentation to the University Senate on the state of the university. I invite you to read it and review the progress we have made together over the past seven years.

Message from President Barchi
(July 23, 2019)

It has been my privilege and pleasure to lead this community during the past seven years, and this will continue to be the case during my eighth and final year.

A $40 Million Commitment to Faculty Diversity
(April 3, 2019)

I am extending the Faculty Diversity Hiring Initiative to continue through fiscal year 2024, with an additional $20 million in strategic funding from my office.

Update on New Course Scheduling System
(April 2, 2019)

We are well on our way to creating a scheduling system that works best for our students.

Christopher Molloy Appointed as Rutgers-New Brunswick Chancellor
(February 6, 2019)

Dr. Molloy is a strong and steady leader who brings a deep understanding of the institution to every discussion about its future.

Assistance for Furloughed Federal Employees
(January 22, 2019)

The University will temporarily postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition, housing fees, and other charges for furloughed federal employees or their spouses or dependents.

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