Rutgers President Barchi Backs Off Climate Pledge, Shifting Blame to Student Newspaper

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University administration’s commitment to cut net carbon emissions completely by 2030 lasted about four days, and officials still can’t get their stories straight.

While hundreds gathered to call for immediate action to combat the climate crisis, just a few blocks away, Rutgers’ outgoing President Robert “Bob” Barchi was cracking jokes at the expense of students in a Senate meeting and backtracking on a commitment his administration had made in his name earlier that week.

During a question and answer period following his speech, Barchi appeared to contradict his own administration’s prior statements, and it was clear he was dismissive of the reporting of the school’s student newspaper.

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These 49 Rutgers Employees Are Paid More Than The University President

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—As of September 1, the soon-to-be-retired Rutgers President was only the 50th highest-paid university employee so far this year.

With a salary of $726,464, Dr. Robert “Bob” Barchi is paid almost twice as much as the President of the United States and more than four times the Governor of New Jersey.

Most of the 49 staffers paid more than President Barchi are, like him, medical doctors. Barchi is also paid less than the school’s football coach and two basketball coaches, even though the school’s athletics program loses money.

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New Brunswick High School Football Team Upsets Edison on the Road

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The New Brunswick Zebras football program is off to a 2-0 start, putting them in a tie for first place in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) White Division.

Under the leadership of second-year coach Nathaniel Harris, the team is off to its best start yet after a 3-6 campaign in 2018.

After a 40-20 win over Monroe Township High School in the first week of competition, the Zebras went on to a big win over the Edison High School Eagles on September 13.

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White House Journalist to Speak at Annual NJ Parent Summit in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Project Ready, a non-profit organization, will have author and White House journalist April Ryan as the keynote speaker for their 4th annual New Jersey Parent Summit.

Being held at The Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, this sold-out event is expected to have 300 people in attendance.

From August 2 to 4, parents, guardians and the community will join in leadership training, a wide range of workshops as well as networking opportunities.

Ryan’s keynote speech is scheduled for Saturday evening, during the “Parents Gala Awards,” according to the conference agenda.

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