Rutgers Won't Fire Athletic Director Accused of Emotional Abuse

We all got excited when Rutgers hired Julie Hermann as its Athletic Director; she was only the third female AD ever at a BCS school. Awesome! Then allegations surfaced that Hermann humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching Tennessee’s women’s volleyball team 16 years ago. Not so awesome. » 5/28/13 3:20pm 5/28/13 3:20pm

Rutgers’ Brand New Athletic Director Faces Allegations of Player Abuse

A little less than two months after firing abusive men’s basketball coach Mike Rice, Rutgers’ athletic department once again finds itself having to do a public relations shuffle with news that its brand new, reform-minded athletic director may have abusively berated members of the University of Tennessee’s women’s… » 5/26/13 3:00pm 5/26/13 3:00pm

Wow, It's an Incredibly Depressing Time to Be a Recent College Graduate

Graduating from college is supposed to be a time of great hope. You're supposed to take all of the clichéd lessons from your commencement speaker and go forth into the world to make a difference. Your future is just beginning, the world is your oyster, etc. Except that in order to make a difference, or more accurately,… » 5/10/12 5:30pm 5/10/12 5:30pm

If You Eat With Your Family You Will Be Skinny and Pretty and Happy

The habit of gathering for nightly family dinners sounds delightful—perfectly behaved children answering nicely as their parents ask them about their day, the passing of gorgeous green vegetables, a complete absence of fast food wrappers—but it's not very common in practice. And this, it turns out, is a problem. Why?… » 4/25/12 10:00am 4/25/12 10:00am

Rutgers English Dept. Responds To Racist Email [Updated]

Yesterday, a group of Rutgers students took the English Dept. to task for failing to respond to a student's racist email about a whites-only screening of the film "Song of the South". But the department chair has contacted me to say that, in fact, they have responded. » 12/14/11 1:25pm 12/14/11 1:25pm

Rutgers Student Proposes Whites-Only Screening Of Racist Movie…

Recently, students in the Rutgers University English Dept. received an exceedingly crap email, inviting them to a screening of a racist Disney movie, where "Darkeyisms" and "watermillyum" were on offer. Now some students, understandably, would like an apology. » 12/13/11 4:45pm 12/13/11 4:45pm

Rutgers Introduces Gender-Neutral Housing After Student Suicide

In the wake of freshman Tyler Clementi's suicide, Rutgers University is making gender-neutral housing available to some students. The university hopes to create a better environment for LGBT students, although the program will be open to straight applicants as well. Says senior Aaron Lee, » 3/01/11 2:34pm 3/01/11 2:34pm

To What Extent Can You Blame A Bully?

The Rutgers sex-spying case is the latest in a string of tragic stories about people committing suicide after having been allegedly bullied, harassed, or violated. But can people truly be "driven" to suicide? » 9/29/10 4:40pm 9/29/10 4:40pm