Messages to the Community

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

Supporting Free Speech on Campus
(April 19, 2018)

Dr. Barchi shares a statement from presidents and chancellors of the Association of American Universities reaffirming their commitment to the free and open exchange of ideas as fundamental to the educational mission of AAU universities.

Join Us on March 27 for "Fighting Hate While Preserving Freedom" Symposium
(March 19, 2018)

The day-long forum will focus on best practices in confronting hate directed at houses of worship, online, on campus, and in the community. Free and open to the Rutgers community.

One Final Opportunity to Advocate for Dreamers
(January 29, 2018)

Congress will be considering DACA over the coming weeks, and Democrats and Republicans are putting aside their differences and seem genuinely poised to take action. We can make sure that happens…but only if we act quickly.

Increasing Minimum Wage for Student Workers
(December 12, 2017)

I am pleased to announce an increase the minimum wage for student workers employed by Rutgers on all campuses from $8.44 per hour to $11 per hour—a 30 percent increase over the current hourly minimum for the State of New Jersey.

Initial Actions following Investigation into Anti-Semitic Communications
(December 8, 2017)

A fundamental expectation of a university is to provide an environment in which students can learn, discover their passions, and do research free from fears of discrimination, harassment, or disruption.

Opportunity to Advocate for Higher Education in Regard to Tax Legislation
(November 21, 2017)

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act contains a number of provisions that, I believe, cut against our mission as a public university by making higher education harder to attain.  

Thanking Our Veterans
(November 10, 2017)

We are proud of the veterans now enrolled at Rutgers, our faculty and staff who have served America in uniform, and those alumni who are veterans, and offer our enduring admiration and gratitude.

President's Response to Academic Unit Organization Recommendations
(October 27, 2017)

President Barchi responds to the recommendations of a committee created through the University Strategic Plan to examine how best to organize Rutgers' academic units, recommend possible realignments, and consider potential new schools.

Watch Tuesday's Gubernatorial Debate
(October 9, 2017)

Rutgers is playing a special role in the New Jersey election process by cosponsoring the October 10 gubernatorial debate. I encourage you to watch, and to vote.

On Title IX, Rutgers' Commitment Will Not Waver
(October 3, 2017)

We are committed to equity, fairness, and respect for all of our students who may be personally involved in instances of sexual assault or harassment, are exposed to such behavior, or are accused of such behavior.

My State of the University Report to the Senate
(September 22, 2017)

In keeping with Rutgers tradition, I offered my State of the University presentation at the first University Senate meeting of the new academic year, and I invite your feedback. 

Conclusion of NCAA Process
(September 22, 2017)

The NCAA issued its final report concluding a matter regarding allegations with respect to our football program.

Congratulations to Rutgers' Hult Prize Winners!
(September 18, 2017)

Congratulations to the Rutgers team that won the $1 million grand prize in the final round of the international Hult Prize competition, focused on social entrepreneurism.

The Big Ten Voting Challenge
(September 17, 2017)

Only 21 percent of people under 30 voted in 2014; this nonpartisan initiative encourages Big Ten students to exercise their right to vote in the 2108 midterm elections.

In Response to the Trump Administration's Announcement on DACA
(September 5, 2017)

Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be wrong, unwise, and inconsistent with American values.

A Way to Advocate for Undocumented Students
(September 5, 2017)

We need to work together to secure passage of an amended version of the BRIDGE Act, bipartisan legislation that would extend the DACA protections to students at colleges or universities throughout the nation.

Joint Statement of President and Chancellors against Bigotry
(August 16, 2017)

We want to express with abundant clarity that acts and statements of bigotry,  racism, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy are morally repugnant and have no place in our society or on our campuses.

Partnering to Create NJ's Premier Academic Health Care System
(July 27, 2017)

The University has entered into a formal collaboration with RWJBarnabas Health that will help Rutgers to recruit the very best academic and health care practitioners, deliver world-class health and medical education, and provide evidence-based health care.

How Rutgers Benefits the New Jersey Economy
(May 4, 2017)

A new analysis by the Bloustein School shows that Rutgers—the state’s third-largest non-government employer—is a job creator and an economic engine, supporting nearly 58,000 jobs statewide and generating $5.2 billion in economic activity in New Jersey.

Final Report of Academic Unit Organization Committee
(April 24, 2017)

The report, called for in the University Strategic Plan, makes proposals for new cross-campus academic entities, new methods of collaboration across units and campuses, changes in undergraduate education, a broadening and coordination of our outreach, and more.

In Celebration of Science at Rutgers
(April 20, 2017)

Science matters to everyone—and for a research university like Rutgers, it is at the heart of what we do. It is important to remind ourselves of our ongoing commitment to excellence in science and scientific research.

Appointment of New Chancellor for Rutgers–New Brunswick
(April 6, 2017)

Debasish “Deba” Dutta, currently Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity at Purdue University, will join Rutgers July 1. He has impeccable academic credentials, proven administrative leadership, and experience at three Big Ten institutions.

In Solidarity with Our Students on Immigration
(January 31, 2017)

I urge you to join me in working with our Senators and Representatives in Congress to push back on immigration policies—and, indeed, all policies—that are counter to the spirit and vitality of higher education and research.

Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration
(January 29, 2017)

Rutgers shares the view of many peer institutions who have argued strongly that many aspects of the executive order run counter to the academic and social mission of higher education.

Opportunity to Advocate for Undocumented Students
(January 23, 2017)

President Barchi has invited students to advocate for federal legislation to extend the DACA protections to students at colleges or universities throughout the nation.  

Changes to College Avenue
(January 17, 2017)

Rutgers will take another important step in the redevelopment and improvement of College Avenue by creating dedicated bike lanes on the Voorhees Mall side of the road and a buses-only lane on the Student Center side of the road.

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