Speeches and Articles

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

2019 Report to the University Senate
(September 2019)

We have come a long way since 2012, thanks to so many people throughout this great community.

President's Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience
(September 24, 2019)

I expect this task force to develop and recommend a plan for Rutgers to achieve carbon neutrality across our institution on as rapid a timeframe as is possible.

For Good, Measure
(Rutgers Magazine, Spring 2019)

Rutgers is using metrics to analyze our operations and work smarter so we can make every dollar count while delivering the best experience to our students.

University Commencement Greetings 2019
(May 19, 2019)

As the newest group of Rutgers alumni, it falls to you to become fully engaged members of our civil society. 

Letter to Secretary DeVos
(November 1, 2018)

President Barchi joined with the presidents of Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in writing to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on transgender rights.

A New State of Health
(Rutgers Magazine, Fall 2018)

We have the potential to change the way people are taken care of, how health care professionals are educated, and how the future of medicine unfolds.

Partnerships Drive Regional Growth
(October 1, 2018)

Major health care initiatives, plans for an innovation hub in New Brunswick, and a partnership to build the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center signal an economic rebirth in the region.

President's 2018 Report to the University Senate
(September 21, 2018)

This has been a record-setting year for Rutgers on many fronts, all of them positive indicators of our upward trajectory.

Rutgers Delivers
(Rutgers Magazine, Spring 2018)

By partnering with the state, Rutgers is fully embracing its role in advancing New Jersey’s prosperity.

Greetings at University Commencement 2018
(May 13, 2018)

The world you are entering is a complicated mix of endless possibilities and seemingly intractable problems. But here’s where you come in.

Opening Remarks: Fighting Hate While Preserving Freedom
(March 27, 2018)

President Barchi spoke at the beginning of a day-long symposium on best practices for countering hate in communities, on campuses, online, and against houses of worship while preserving First Amendment freedoms.

Opportunity and Access
(Rutgers Magazine, Winter 2018)

We at Rutgers value socioeconomic diversity in our student body, and we recognize the struggle that many families encounter in sending their son or daughter off to college.

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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