Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Hightstown High School Soccer player has committed to playing at Rutgers next season.
Hightstown High School star soccer player Mark Pazmino will be continuing his academic and soccer career at Rutgers University Newark campus. Follow East Windsor Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Democratic budget chair criticizes lack of budget detail, while faculty question Barchi’s intentions for Rutgers' future.
Embattled Rutgers University President Robert Barchi Thursday not only had to defend his controversial handling of basketball coach Mike Rice’s firing, but also the pending merger of Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his vision for the future of Rutgers’ three campuses. Barchi, who was chosen last spring as Rutgers’ new president principally because of his record building Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University into a medical research and development powerhouse, told the Assembly Budget Committee that the Rutgers-UMDNJ merger remains on track, despite the controversy swirling around the basketball program and calls for Barchi’s firing by some faculty members. Gov. Chris Christie has steadfastly …
Monday, April 8, 2013
NJTV WIll Air Anatomy of A Scandal online tonight at 7 p.m. Watch it here on Patch.
Join NJTV tonight at 7 p.m. for Rutgers: Anatomy of a Scandal. Anchored by Mike Schneider, the managing editor of NJ Today with Mike Schneider, the network’s news team will examine the Rutgers University sports scandal that is making headlines across the country. Through key interviews and news clips, Rutgers: Anatomy of a Scandal will analyze the controversy surrounding former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice. Rice’s actions have led to his dismissal, the resignation of other university staff, including Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti, and an FBI extortion investigation.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The governor said Friday that Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi is making the right decision to seek new leadership for the athletics department.
Tim Pernetti's resignation is "appropriate and necessary" Gov. Chris Christie said Friday. The governor thanked Pernetti for his contributions as athletic director of Rutgers University, and said university president Robert L. Barchi made the right leadership decision in seeking new leadership for the athletics department. “This entire incident was regrettable and while it has damaged the reputation of our state University, we need to move forward now on a number of fronts which provide great opportunities for Rutgers’ future," Christie said, in a prepared statement. Rutgers released a letter of resignation today from Pernetti to Barchi in which he said that he'd seen video of Rice verbally and physically abusing players, brought his …
Jimmy Martelli resigned from his coaching job on Wednesday.
Rutgers basketball lost another member of its coaching staff with the resignation of assistant coach Jimmy Martelli on Wednesday, April 3. According to a report on NJ.com, Martelli resigned Wednesday following the firing of head basketball coach Mike Rice. Martelli released a statement to the Associated Press in which he apologized for being a part of Rice's controversial coaching technique. "I am sickened that as an assistant coach I contributed in any way to an unacceptable culture. Wednesday I resigned from Rutgers and I hope that coaches on all levels will learn something important from these events," Martelli said. Rice was fired from his job on Wednesday after a video of Rutgers basketball practices surfaced in which Rice can be seen…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The head basketball coach was terminated on Wednesday after a controversial video surfaced containing footage of Rutgers basketball practices. Was it the right decision?
Rutgers University Athletics Director Tim Pernetti announced Wednesday that head basketball coach Mike Rice has lost his job following the release of a video showing Rice shoving and kicking players and using obscene and offensive language during practices. Do you think firing Rice was the right move? Pernetti has confirmed that the video was brought to his attention in fall 2012, brought to him by former director of player development Eric Murdock. An independent investigation was launched at that time, and Pernetti ordered a three-game suspension of Rice in December, and fined him $75,000. Rice was also ordered to attend anger management counseling and was monitored at practices upon returning from his suspension. The video rocketed to …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice has lost his job.
After less than a day of deflecting a storm of bad press surrounding head basketball coach Mike Rice's coaching methods, Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti has confirmed that Rice has been fired. According to a report on NJ.com, Pernetti issued the following statement on Wednesday: "I am responsible for the decision to attempt a rehabilitation of Coach Rice," Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said in a statement. "Dismissal and corrective action were debated in December and I thought it was in the best interest of everyone to rehabilitate, but I was wrong. Moving forward, I will work to regain the trust of the Rutgers community." On Tuesday, a video surfaced of Rice yelling offensive language and shoving and kicking players during…
Monday, March 18, 2013
East Windsor resident Andrew Gottfried, 19, died in his dorm room at Rutgers University on Friday.
Monday, March 18
Andrew M. Gottfried of East Windsor, 19, died Friday, March 15. Gottfried was found dead in his Rutgers dorm room at around 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. He as living in Perry Hall on the Cook Campus of the University in New Brunswick. Police are investigating into the death, but the initial police report indicated that there was no foul play involved, according to an NJ.com report. Calls will take place on Thursday, March 21, from 4-7 p.m. with the Service at 7 p.m. Arrangements are being prepared by Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home in Hightstown.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The student, from East Windsor, was found dead around 9 a.m. on Cook campus.
A Rutgers University student was found dead in his dorm Saturday morning, and police are investigating, according to a report on NJ.com. According to the report, Andrew M. Gottfried of East Windsor was found in his dorm in Perry Hall on Cook Campus just after 9 a.m. Saturday. Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive him, and he was pronounced dead at 9:20 a.m., according to the report. Rutgers spokesman Steve Manas said that foul play is not suspected in the student's death. Counseling services are being made available to students. Gottfried was a pre-business major at Rutgers, according to the report.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Rutgers University professor Rosanne Altshuler discusses what the sequester is, what it would do and what programs are affected.
Thursday, February 28
Editor's note: The following story is courtesy of Rutgers Today. Deep federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – are set to take effect on Friday unless Congress and the president can come to an agreement to stop them. President Obama has painted a dire picture of the economic consequences if the across the board cuts go through, while Republicans have resisted attempts at a compromise that would involve raising additional tax revenue. Professor Rosanne Altshuler, chair of the Economics Department at Rutgers, explains how the cuts came to be, what areas of the economy will be affected and what sequester means to higher education. Altshuler is former director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and served as Senior Economist to the…