RSS

The Commons RSS feed for this section

Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University–Newark prepared to play on a bigger stage, with the selkection of a new Executive Director

20. July 2015

0 Comments

The Jazz Institute, located on the 4th floor of thew Dana library, has a new Executive Director.  Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) Chancellor Nancy Cantor has appointed the tandem of a multi-talented jazz champion and a revered keeper of the jazz flame to empower the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) to “play on a much bigger stage […]

Continue reading...

Rutgers and NJIT go to the Improv “Del Close Marathon”

26. June 2015

0 Comments

The Rutgers-Newark/NJIT Joint Theatre Program is proud to announce that the student group I.T.: Improv Technicians has been accepted into the 17th annual Del Close Marathon (founded by Amy Poehler), a weekend-long comedy festival held in New York City. The improvisation troupe was selected as one of six hundred out of over two thousand applicants […]

Continue reading...

Newark Renaissance or Gentrification a conversation

12. June 2015

0 Comments

Is Newark on its way to becoming the new Brooklyn? Or will it be, as city officials are fond of saying, “Newark 3.0″?  For nearly 50 years, Newark has aspired to redevelop itself.  Areas  that were left after the riots of 1967, scares by neglect in the past were enormous challenges to overcome disinvestment.  In […]

Continue reading...

A true “Coming to America” story arrives at the Newark Musuem

5. June 2015

0 Comments

  Photo: George Osodi Not to date myself, but do you remember the Eddie Murphy Comedy “Coming to America”, can you believe it’s been 26 years since Eddie Murphy’s classic hit comedy Coming to America debuted on the big screen? The hilarious story of a African Prince coming to America in disguised as a regular person, […]

Continue reading...

Edison parking moves ahead with it controversial expansions of their surface parking lots without city approval and oversight

3. June 2015

0 Comments

Surface level parking has been unwelcome relic of a old Newark history. But It was business as usual, for one of downtown’s Newark largest real estate owners Edison Parking. This weekend workers were seen repaving and covering up an illegal demolition with another failure to obtain the proper permits. A strategy used by developers and […]

Continue reading...

US State Dept Removes Cuba off Terrorism List

29. May 2015

0 Comments

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP On Friday, the State Department announced the decision to drop Cuba from a list of states sponsoring terrorism. The official press release: In December 2014, the President instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, and provide a report to him […]

Continue reading...

St. Michael’s Unions Protest potential hospital closing

28. May 2015

0 Comments

     Wednesday it was all crimson and whites as several hundred protesters, largely Union personnel marched in protest in support of keeping Saint Michael’s Medical Center open for business. The marchers began approximately 1:30 pm, at the union headquarters on central and Washington St, and marched up central avenues chanting “Save St. Michaels” Among the labor […]

Continue reading...

Fashion Revamped Under Construction Part Deux (Part 1)

20. May 2015

0 Comments

The styles and new trends were presented at Essex County College’s (ECC) 33rd annual fashion show. This years name was “Revamp, Under construction Part Deux”, a continuation from last years exciting lineup of design and couture. Those who attended this show was not disappointed, the show featured over 600 original designs, 53 models, and over […]

Continue reading...

Students in Rutgers Business School’s new course “Supply Chain Management for Fashion capped off their semester in style “Runway to Cuba”

14. May 2015

0 Comments

After months of lessons on logistics of sourcing, producing and distributing, they tackled one of the industry’s essentials: a fashion show. “Runway to Cuba” transformed a corridor outside the Barat Foundation’s gallery in Newark’s Gateway Center into an impromptu runway, where models in sexy short sets, satiny skirts and seductive dresses strutted by as cameras […]

Continue reading...

Rutgers Board approved a the Merger between both Law School in Camden and Newark

3. April 2015

0 Comments

The Rutgers Board of Governors today approved the merger of the two Rutgers law schools into one unified law school with two distinct locations in Camden and Newark, contingent upon approval by the American Bar Association. Poised to be a leader in legal education in the Northeast and among the nation’s public law schools, Rutgers […]

Continue reading...