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New Jersey Students Pay Even More for a College Education

It’s a very commonly accepted fact: college is expensive. I feel like I have written hundreds of blogs about this sensitive subject, but sadly, here I am writing yet another about an expensive commodity becoming even more so. According to, all four-year colleges in New Jersey will be raising their tuition rates for the 2011-2012 school year.

Last spring, students at various colleges throughout the state held rallies and protests to call for a tuition freeze, but unfortunately, their efforts were to no avail and now, all of the schools in the state will be becoming even more expensive as they raise their rates by anywhere between one and 7.4 percent. This means that annual fees will range from $10,021 at New Jersey City University to more than $40,000 at private universities like Drew University.

Even though the schools have increased their tuition rates, they are trying to be mindful of the students’ wishes. Rutgers University, Princeton University, and William Paterson University all raised their tuition rates, but it was the lowest increases the schools have implemented in years.

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Three Universities Receive Grants to Fight Bed Bugs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is doing its share to combat bed bugs. The government agency announced on Thursday that it is giving $550,000 in grants to five organizations, three of which are universities. The EPA hopes these grants will create innovative methods in bed-bug pest control.

These grants will be used to serve immigrant, low-income and minority neighborhoods where bed-bug infestations are most prevalent.

“Low-income communities suffer disproportionately higher bed bug infestation rates,” Rutgers University entomologist Changlu Wang wrote in his grant proposal. “Unfortunately, low-income communities lack the necessary resources and knowledge to cope with rapidly expanding bed bug infestation.”

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Snooki Gets Paid Big Bucks to Speak at Rutgers

If wanted to know more about what kind of hair spray to buy and how much time to spend at the tanning salon, then you should have attended Rutgers University.

Why, you ask? The Huffington Post reported that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, from the hit reality show Jersey Shore, was paid $32,000 to talk to the mostly-female-Rutgers audience about her obnoxiously-large hair, hitting the gym and fake tan.

“Inside the Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi Studio” sold out with 1,000 students in attendance. The hefty price tag was paid for with mandatory student activity fees, which  undergraduates pay with their tuition.

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Mike Catherwood’s Education Background

Michael Dwight Catherwood is an American radio personality. He is commonly known by his pseudonym, Psycho Mike. He is famous for his work on KROQ-FM and Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky. EDUinReview will now take a look at his education background.

Mike was born on March 15, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. He grew up immersed in the L.A. music scene, especially interested in punk rock and hard rock.  After high school, he attended Rutgers University and studied theater.

He then returned to his hometown and began working at the Kevin & Bean Morning Show on KROQ-FM, where he earned his nickname. He has earned worldwide acclaim for his music selections and segments on this show.

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Parents to Sue Rutgers Over Son’s Suicide

One college student’s suicide has brought his parents to sue his school. On Friday, the parents of Tyler Clementi notified Rutgers University that they intend to sue the school over their son’s September suicide.

Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after a webcam video of him being intimate with another man was allegedly broadcasted on the Internet.

Joseph and Jane Clementi’s attorney, Stephen DeFeo, said the university did not protect the college freshman from “unlawful or otherwise improper acts perpetrated against (him.)”

DeFeo filed the notice stating “It appears Rutgers University failed to act, failed to put in place and/or failed to implement, and enforce policies and practices that would have prevented or deterred such acts, and that Rutgers failed to act timely and appropriately.”

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The 10 Most Diverse Colleges in the U.S.

America is a melting pot of many races and cultures, and there is no better example of that than today’s schools. Diversity means you are more likely to find a group of people who are similar to you in one way or another. Imagine going to a school where everyone wore Converse shoes, black jeans, and red t-shirts, and you were the only one who wanted to wear boots, blue jeans, and a green shirt. You would stick out like a sore-thumb.

Of course, attending a diverse school is important for more than just fashion- or even finding people who are similar to you. Attending a diverse university will broaden your knowledge and appreciation for other cultures and their influence, and will open you up to knew experiences and ways of thinking. Read the rest of this entry »

Rutgers Asks New Jersey to Play Nice

RutgersWhat comes to mind when you think of New Jersey? Maybe merciless mobsters, obnoxious reality show stars and road-raged drivers come to mind.

Rutgers University, located in New Jersey, hopes to change that image. A recent campaign calls for its citizens, more specifically those on campus, to start behaving better.

Starting on Wednesday, students, faculty and staff are expected to attend several lectures, presentations and discussions on civility. And if there is adequate space, residents in the community are encouraged to attend as well.

Yousef Saleh, a senior from Jersey City and SGA president, said he does see acts of civility on campus, but he also said there’s room for improvement. Read the rest of this entry »

Rutgers University Won’t Grow Marijuana

There will be no marijuana growing at Rutgers University, the largest university in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie requested that Rutgers become the only grower of New Jersey’s medical marijuana crop.pot leaf

The university declined the request and made a statement last Friday voicing concerns of marijuana’s status as an illegal drug. The university also fears that growing the medicinal plant could mean losing millions of dollars in federal funding. Read the rest of this entry »

NCAA To Add Two New Bowls Next Season

ncaa logoWith the addition of two new bowls to college football’s postseason next year, 70 of the 120 bowl subdivision teams will see their seasons extended following the regular season.

There’s an economic principle called the Law of Diminishing Returns, which roughly states that at some point, an increase in input leads to smaller and smaller increases in outputs.

While the NCAA, both in football and basketball, focus solely on the input side of the equation, they give little thought to the output.

Increasing the number of teams in the postseason doesn’t make the postseason more valuable; it simply increases the number of teams who can say they made the postseason.

Here’s a quiz: Without looking it up, what team was the winner of the St. Petersburg Bowl last season?

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