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2007-10-15 03:00:23

By Birritteri, Anthony Obtaining a bachelor's and master's degree is becoming a "closer- to-home" experience for the residents of New Jersey's 21 counties, as more four-year institutions of higher education are building facilities and sending faculty to teach at community colleges. The arrangements are win-win situations for everyone involved: the two- and four-year colleges and students - especially nontraditional, working students who juggle full-time jobs and families. The closer-...

2007-09-26 15:00:00

By KAREN DeMASTERS, SPECIAL TO THE RECORD The agonizing process of waiting to see if a letter of acceptance has arrived from a high school graduate's first-pick college is a thing of the past at some schools. An increasing number of colleges and universities are interviewing candidates, reviewing their applications and then giving them a decision on the spot. The quick turnaround has a number of advantages for both the student and the school. Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah was...

2007-04-13 15:00:00

By ANICK JESDANUN NEW YORK - Although it has already taken nearly four decades to get this far in building the Internet, some university researchers with the federal government's blessing want to scrap all that and start over. The idea may seem unthinkable, even absurd, but many believe a "clean slate" approach is the only way to truly address security, mobility and other challenges that have cropped up since UCLA professor Leonard Kleinrock helped supervise the first exchange of...

2005-11-21 15:25:02

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Camden, New Jersey, was the most dangerous city in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to an annual survey released on Monday. The survey ranked the rates of serious crimes including murders, rapes and robberies in 369 U.S. cities, based on 2004 statistics reported by the FBI last month. Camden, a city of 80,000 people near Philadelphia, was listed as the most dangerous, followed by Detroit, Michigan; St. Louis,...

2005-08-10 13:10:00

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. "“ The journal Nature in a featured article today proclaimed the completion of the rice genome by the Plant Genome Initiative at Rutgers (PGIR) and other members of an international consortium. "This is a breakthrough of inestimable significance not only for science and agriculture, but also for all those people who depend on rice as their primary dietary staple "“ more than half the world's population," said Joachim Messing, director of Rutgers'...

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.