Frank Askin, Fierce Defender of Civil Liberties, Dies at 89

A late bloomer in law school, he founded a constitutional rights clinic to guard against government overreach and was a longtime general counsel at the A.C.L.U.

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Debate Erupts at N.J. Law School After White Student Quotes Racial Slur

A Rutgers Law student repeated an epithet from a legal case, and now Black students at the New Jersey school are calling for a policy on slurs — and apologies.

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After 30 Years, Rutgers Finds Its Way Back to the N.C.A.A. Tournament

Steve Pikiell revived the Rutgers men’s basketball program using a trusted blueprint borrowed from his former UConn coach, John Calhoun.

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How Exercise Enhances Aging Brains

Sedentary, older adults who took aerobic dance classes twice a week showed improvements in brain areas critical for memory and thinking.

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C. Vivian Stringer Is the Thread Between the W.N.B.A.’s Emerging Stars

The Liberty’s Betnijah Laney and Erica Wheeler of the Los Angeles Sparks are coming into their own after winding paths with a key intersection: Stringer’s coaching at Rutgers.

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This Sport Is a ‘Way of Life.’ In a Pandemic, It’s Also High Risk.

A number of outbreaks connected to youth ice hockey have led many states in the Northeast to restrict it. Players and their parents are crestfallen.

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The Big Ten’s Rocky Road Back to Football

In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.

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5 Professors Sue Rutgers, Saying It Shortchanges Women on Pay

The five women say they are paid tens of thousands of dollars less than men with similar qualifications. The university says it is “committed to pay equity.”

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Big Ten Reverses Field, Ignoring Reality on Its Campuses

In reversing their call to postpone the season, the Big Ten’s presidents ignored the realities of life on their campuses in the pandemic. Athletes may pay the price.

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2 Killed, 6 Injured in Shooting Near Rutgers University

The authorities said that the shooting on Sunday morning had “no affiliation” with the college or its students.

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Colleges Plan to Reopen Campuses, but for Just Some Students at a Time

To provide some semblance of the campus experience during a pandemic, colleges say large chunks of the student body will have to stay away and study remotely for all or part of the year.

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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

Researchers whose canceled U.S. grant caused an outcry from other scientists urge preventive monitoring of viruses in southwestern China.

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F.D.A. Clears First Home Saliva Test for Coronavirus

The Food and Drug Administration is permitting a Rutgers lab to start selling spit-collection kits to detect the coronavirus.

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New Coronavirus Test Offers Advantages: Just Spit and Wait

Saliva tests like the one developed by Rutgers are less painful for patients and less risky to medical workers.

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Gov. Murphy Expects NJ Reopening to Begin Within Weeks

Gov. Philip Murphy warned that the state faces financial “Armageddon” — and could be unable to pay teachers, firefighters and police officers.

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