Speeches and Articles

Selected public addresses, articles, and essays authored by Bob Barchi:

Fighting Back against Bigotry
(Daily Targum, December 1, 2017)

It is time for some humanity and good judgment in our public discourse. Just because you can say it, doesn't mean you should say it.

Building Momentum
(Rutgers Magazine, Fall 2017)

With $1.8 billion in new construction over the past five years, the physical face of Rutgers is changing—but the real story is our academic achievement.

President's 2017 Report to the University Senate
(September 22, 2017)

President Barchi celebrated outstanding student and faculty achievements and highlighted major activities and new initiatives undertaken over the past year.

Nation Must Honor the Promise of DACA, and Bridge Act Is a Good Start
(Philadelphia Inquirer, September 6, 2017)

Dr. Barchi, in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed, calls for an amended version of the BRIDGE Act, bipartisan legislation that would extend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections while comprehensive immigration reform is developed.

Engaging with the World
(Rutgers Magazine, Spring 2017)

This year’s $1 million Dance Marathon, volunteer efforts, and 15 Fulbright grants are fresh examples of Rutgers students’ active engagement with issues both local and global.

2017 University Commencement Greetings
(May 14, 2017)

Over the past year, you’ve set an example for navigating difficult political and historical issues. Who could not admire the passion with which you—forcefully yet peacefully—expressed your views?

March for Science and a Better America
(USA Today, April 20, 2017)

In an essay published by USA Today days before the March for Science, President Barchi urges leaders in Washington to ensure the unfettered sharing of research findings and the strong investment in science that have made America a world leader.

How to Solve the DACA Dilemma
(Newark Star-Ledger, March 5, 2017)

Undocumented individuals who were brought to this country as young children have been growing up as typical neighborhood kids and are today a common part of the fabric of virtually every community in America. Extending DACA protections for them is a matter of fairness and equity.

Serving Students Better
(Rutgers Magazine, Winter 2017)

All Rutgers graduates should have the pleasure of looking back fondly at their time here. That is why we are removing bureaucratic barriers and giving students a positive experience in every aspect of their college career.

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