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Nancy Cantor Has Been Reappointed as Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor
(November 14, 2018)

By any measure, Chancellor Cantor has provided strong and successful leadership for Rutgers University–Newark, and I am delighted to announce that she has been reappointed to this position for an additional five-year term.

Brian Strom Has Been Reappointed as RBHS Chancellor
(November 14, 2018)

Dr. Strom has completed an enormously productive initial five years as the inaugural Chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, and he has been reappointed for an additional five-year term.

In Appreciation of Those Who Serve
(November 11, 2018)

Today, tomorrow, and every day, Rutgers takes pride in the men and women who have made the commitment to serve our nation, and have done so with courage and honor.

On Pittsburgh
(October 29, 2018)

We share in the worldwide mourning of the 11 members of Tree of Life synagogue who were brutally murdered. There is no place for anti-Semitism or acts of violence and hatred toward Muslims, Christians, Hindus, or people of any religious belief.

Board of Trustees' Support for Student Financial Aid
(September 25, 2018)

The Rutgers Board of Trustees has issued a report on student financial aid and has committed $2 million in endowment funds through 2022 for tuition grants, emergency financial assistance, and student food pantries.

Looking at the Past Year at Rutgers
(September 21, 2018)

At the first University Senate meeting of the academic year, President Barchi delivered his sixth annual report on the progress Rutgers is making in achieving the goals of the University Strategic Plan.

Appointment of Interim Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development
(August 8, 2018)

S. David Kimball, Ph.D., who joined Rutgers in 2011, has been appointed as interim senior vice president for research and economic development, filling the vacancy created by Chris Molloy's appointment as interim chancellor.

Announcement of Interim Chancellor Christopher Molloy
(July 25, 2018)

President Barchi announces that upon Deba Dutta's stepping down as chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Christopher Molloy will move from senior vice president for research and economic development into the position of interim chancellor.

Creating a Premier Academic Health System in New Jersey
(July 24, 2018)

RWJBarnabas and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences have officially aligned as New Jersey’s health care and higher education leaders to increase access to care and reduce health care disparities, fundamentally changing health care in New Jersey and beyond.

Middle States Has Reaffirmed Rutgers' Accreditation
(July 11, 2018)

The Middle State Commission on Higher Education has voted to reaccredit Rutgers University for the next nine years, completing a multi-year examination of the progress Rutgers has made since our last Middle States review in 2008.

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.


Athletics Update and Response to NCAA Notice
(December 20, 2016)

Clarifying Rutgers’ Position on Protecting Student Rights
(December 8, 2016)

Rutgers Giving Day: Paint Today Scarlet
(November 29, 2016)

Reflecting on Our Eventful Anniversary Year
(November 17, 2016)

Supporting Our Students’ Respectful Free Expression and Privacy
(November 15, 2016)

President’s Message on Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary
(November 10, 2016)

Regarding the 2018 Middle States Reaccreditation Process
(November 7, 2016)

Humanities Task Force Report
(October 13, 2016)

New Brunswick Chancellor Search Committee Appointed
(September 9, 2016)

Appointment of Senior Vice President Tim Fournier
(September 8, 2016)

Chancellor Richard L. Edwards Will Step Down in 2017
(September 7, 2016)

Our Hearts Are with Orlando
(June 13, 2016)

A Great, Historic Day for Rutgers
(May 16, 2016)

Transforming Our Administrative Information Systems
(April 28, 2016)

President Obama Has Accepted Our Invitation!
(April 14, 2016)

Introducing Rutgers Health
(April 6, 2016)

Appointment of Senior Vice President and General Counsel
(February 4, 2016)

New Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct
(February 4, 2016)

250th Anniversary Presidential Symposia on Higher Education
(February 2, 2016)

In Appreciation for the Winter Storm Response
(January 29, 2016)


Appointments in the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance and Office of General Counsel
(December 21, 2015)

Make an Impact Today–Rutgers Giving Day
(December 1, 2015)

Change in Athletics at Rutgers University–New Brunswick
(November 29, 2015)

Rutgers Flag to Be Lowered to Honor Victims of Attacks
(November 23, 2015)

Remembering a Rutgers Graduate Killed in Mali Attack
(November 22, 2015)

Search for Senior Vice President and General Counsel
(November 18, 2015)

Retirement of Bruce Fehn and Reorganization of Administrative Services
(November 17, 2015)

Two More Ways to Celebrate Our 250th Anniversary Year
(November 12, 2015)

Pride in Our Veterans
(November 11, 2015)

Happy Birthday, Rutgers!
(November 10, 2015)

Rutgers 250 Launch Events—and a New Website
(October 22, 2015)

Appointment of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
(October 20, 2015)

Universitywide Faculty Diversity Hiring Initiative
(September 29, 2015)

Our 250th Anniversary Year Begins November 10
(September 22, 2015)

President’s 2015 Report to the University Senate
(September 18, 2015)

Report and Actions Regarding Football Coach
(September 16, 2015)

Message from President Barchi on Student Behavior
(September 4, 2015)

Introducing the New Rutgers Law School
(August 3, 2015)

Rutgers 250 and Our New University Shield
(June 25, 2015)

Taking the Physical Master Plan Forward
(June 18, 2015)

Board of Governors Approves Unified Law School
(April 2, 2015)

Announcing the Office of Advanced Research Computing
(February 19, 2015)

On the Recent Tragedy in North Carolina
(February 13, 2015)

Appointment of Barbara Lee as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
(February 10, 2015)

The Impact of $1 Billion
(January 22, 2015)


Rutgers Chief Academic Officer Search Update
(December 1, 2014)

Preparing for Our 250th Anniversary
(November 10, 2014)

Professor Clement A. Price
(November 5, 2014)

Message from President Barchi
(September 21, 2014)

President’s 2014 Report to the University Senate
(September 19, 2014)

Appointments in the Office of General Counsel and the Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance
(June 10, 2014)

Chancellor Appointment for Rutgers University–New Brunswick
(June 2, 2014)

Eric LeGrand Will Speak at Commencement
(May 6, 2014)

Gov. Tom Kean Will Speak at May 18 Commencement
(May 5, 2014)

Message from President Barchi on Condoleezza Rice’s Decision
(May 3, 2014)

Appointment of Chancellor for Rutgers University–Camden
(April 22, 2014)

Consolidating Our RBHS Nursing Programs
(April 2, 2014)

Announcing the Academic Unit Organization and Instructional Technology Committees
(March 25, 2014)

Regarding Commencement Speaker Condoleezza Rice
(March 7, 2014)

Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium
(March 4, 2014)

Initiatives for the First 100 Days of the Strategic Plan
(February 15, 2014)

Presenting Our University Strategic Plan
(February 4, 2014)


On the Death of Nelson Mandela
(December 9, 2013)

Board Review of Draft Strategic Plan
(December 3, 2013)

New Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance
(December 3, 2013)

October Update on the Strategic Planning Process
(October 18, 2013)

President's Report to the University Senate
(September 27, 2013)

Chancellor Wendell Pritchett Will Step Down in 2014
(September 10, 2013)

Strategic Planning Process, 2013-14
(August 30, 2013)

Appointment of Senior Vice President for Finance
(August 29, 2013)

Appointment of Rutgers University Foundation President
(August 26, 2013)

Independent Review Completed on Circumstances and Process around Men’s Basketball Program
(July 22, 2013)

Appointments of Chancellor Brian Strom and SVP Christopher Molloy
(July 18, 2013)

Welcome to the New Rutgers University
(July 1, 2013)

Chris Molloy to Serve as Interim Chancellor of RBHS
(June 28, 2013)

Interim Chancellor for Rutgers–Newark
(June 20, 2013)

Appointment of Nancy Cantor as Rutgers–Newark Chancellor
(June 20, 2013)

Appointment of Cathryn Potter as Dean of the School of Social Work
(June 13, 2013)

Update on the Strategic Planning Process
(May 16, 2013)

Julie Hermann's Appointment as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
(May 15, 2013)

Interim Chancellor Philip Yeagle to Step Down on June 30
(May 3, 2013)

Membership of the Athletic Director Search Committee
(April 18, 2013)

Passing of Former President Francis L. Lawrence
(April 17, 2013)

Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
(April 16, 2013)

Appointment of John Farmer as Senior Vice President and General Counsel
(April 11, 2013)

Congratulations, Dance Marathon!
(April 9, 2013)

Launching the Athletic Director Search
(April 8, 2013)

Independent Adviser to Review Circumstances & Process Around Men’s Basketball Program
(April 8, 2013)

Regarding the Men’s Basketball Controversy
(April 5, 2013)

Statement of President Barchi Regarding Tim Pernetti
(April 5, 2013)

Regarding Men’s Basketball Coach
(April 3, 2013)

Statement by President Barchi Regarding Mike Rice
(April 3, 2013)

Attend a Strategic Planning Town Hall
(February 19, 2013)

Participating in Rutgers’ Strategic Planning
(January 31, 2013)

An Update on Leadership Searches
(January 30, 2013)


Faculty Update and Clarification on Strategic Planning
(December 21, 2012)

Developing a Vision and Strategy for Rutgers’ Future
(December 6, 2012)

Joining the Big Ten Conference
(November 20, 2012)

Rutgers Boards Approve Restructuring Act and UMDNJ Integration
(November 19, 2012)

Message to Alumni Regarding the Integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ
(November 19, 2012)

Higher Education Bond Act Passes
(November 7, 2012)

Recovering from the Storm
(November 5, 2012)

Message to Students Regarding Election Day
(November 2, 2012)

Rutgers Against Hunger's 2012 Adopt-A-Family Program
(October 11, 2012)

Register to Vote by October 16!
(October 2, 2012)

Reshaping Management to Seize Our Opportunities
(September 21, 2012)

Student Hello from President Barchi
(September 3, 2012)

Faculty/Staff Welcome from President Barchi
(September 3, 2012)