At midnight on December 31, we say hello to 2023 after a year of advancement and achievement at Rutgers as we came together in the pursuit of excellence.
Take a look at some of the most-read Rutgers stories of 2022, chronicling growth and innovation in research and teaching in service to our communities, our nation and the world.
Rutgers-New Brunswick Among U.S. News Top 20 Public Universities
Rutgers-New Brunswick broke through the top 20 among top public schools in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, which also revealed advances universitywide in other categories. Read more.
Twelve Rutgers Professors Named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The fellows engage in research to tackle some of the greatest mysteries of human health, build a better understanding of the body’s response to disease and advance the growth of green energy. Read more.
Rutgers Tuition-Free for More In-State Students
Eligible in-state students can attend Rutgers tuition-free through university and state programs that provide additional financial aid to make a four-year college degree accessible and affordable. Read more.
White House Recognizes Law School Team Fighting Newark Pandemic Evictions
Rutgers Law School faculty and students recounted their efforts through pro bono work and an inventive outreach collaboration during a virtual event hosted by the White House. Read more.
The World's Largest Test Using Self-Driving Cars
In the largest traffic experiment in history, researchers tested AI-powered cruise control systems of 100 specially equipped cars – including Nissan Rogues, Toyota RAV4s and a Cadillac XT5 – on an actual highway. See what happened.
A Spray-On Alternative to Plastic Wrap
If you've ever fought with cling wrap when trying to put away those leftovers, this news is for you: a Rutgers scientist has developed something easier to use (and better for the environment, too). Read more.
Do Clear Backpacks Make Schools Safer?
Find out why Rutgers-Camden experts say that requiring clear backpacks for the new school year does more harm than good for students. Read more.
How Higher Protein Intake Can Make a Difference in Dieting
Find out how increasing the amount of protein you eat, even slightly, can lead to benefits. Read more.
Yoga App Can Reduce Incontinence
Find out which app could provide a more accessible, easy-to-use, novel and effective treatment, according to a Rutgers study. Read more.
John Keene Wins National Book Award
Punks: New & Selected Poems weaves together historic narratives of loss, lust and love. Learn more about the work of John Keene, a Rutgers-Newark Distinguished Professor.
Rutgers Day Returns In Person
Rutgers Day was back as an in-person event after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 500 programs in New Brunswick and Piscataway. Read more.
Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen Reopens
There was a Jon Bon Jovi sighting at Rutgers-Newark this fall. The rock star and his wife Dorothea helped celebrate the grand reopening of JBJ Soul Kitchen, which fights food insecurity through donations and volunteer service. Read more.
Rutgers Neuroscientist Delves into Long-Term Impacts of Traumatic Brain Injuries
More needs to be done to protect football players, says Rutgers-Camden neuroscientist Brian Corbett on the heels of a decision to clear Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to return to play after he suffered two recent head injuries. Read more.
Full-Length Documentary Centers on Rutgers Microbiologists Who First Sounded Alarm Over Antibiotics Overuse
The Invisible Extinction follows Martin Blaser and Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello around the globe as they research damage to the human microbiome. Read more.
Rutgers-Newark Field With Ties to Underground Railroad Designated National Historic Site
Frederick Douglass Field, once home to the Plane Street Colored Church – a local landmark in the fight against slavery – is one of the first locations in New Jersey added to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Read more.
As Invasion Begins, Librarian Reflects on Life She Left in Ukraine
Rutgers-Camden's Regina Koury had been scouring the news and talking to her mother, who lives in Ukraine, before the Russian attack and holds out hope for a better future for the country where she grew up. Read more.
Rutgers-Newark Among Top Schools Nationally for Success of Low-Income Graduates
Rutgers University — Newark ranks number one in the nation for “return on investment” among institutions with a high percentage of low-income students, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
First 100 Students Begin Rutgers Summer of Service
President Jonathan Holloway launched the Rutgers Summer Service Internship Initiative with the first students chosen for the civic engagement program, including a student inspired to service by his parents and a formerly incarcerated student who wants to "pay it forward." Read more.
First-of-Its-Kind Study on Marijuana Usage in New Jersey
As the state moves forward to make recreational marijuana available, the New Jersey State Policy Lab has released a first-of-its-kind report to measure the impact of legalization on different communities and age groups. Read more.
Rutgers Medical Students Learn Where Their Dreams Will Lead on Match Day
Meet Rutgers' medical school students who learned where they will be completing their residencies. Read more.
Who Owns Newark? Rutgers-Newark Study Finds Troubling Rise in Corporate Buying of City Homes
Within three years, nearly half of Newark’s residential property was sold to corporate buyers, a model designed to enrich investors through returns from rent collection, and a nationwide trend that can displace residents and impede home ownership, according to a Rutgers-Newark report titled Who Owns Newark? Read more.