Development News
August 2020
Note from Rob Eccles
Assistant Dean for Development

As we begin the fall 2020 semester uncertain about the course of the pandemic and with the paramount priority of safeguarding the university community, Rutgers will deliver the majority of undergraduate courses across the university remotely. Graduate and professional education will entail a combination of in-person and remote education. Read more about the university’s plans for the fall semester.
At SC&I, we will continue adapting and enhancing our ability to deliver world-class instruction and support services in a virtual learning environment. Please know that SC&I alumni and friends are in our thoughts always and join us in wishing our faculty and students the very best for a rewarding and productive semester.
In this challenging time marked by a significant budget crisis at Rutgers and increased student financial hardship, your support is vitally important. To discuss how you can support the school and our students now or to create a legacy via a planned gift or bequest, please visit Ways to Give or contact me at
News Briefs
Listen to a recorded conversation with the university’s 21st president as he talks about making difficult decisions, his commitment to students, and his vision for the university in a recent interview with Rutgers Today.

On President Holloway’s first day in office, July 1, 2020, he kick-started a $10 million focused campaign for the Scarlet Promise Grants program that provides financial aid and emergency support to Rutgers students for whom a Rutgers education otherwise would be impossible. To launch the campaign, the president personally donated $75,000, directed $125,000 in presidential discretionary funds, and announced a $1 million leadership gift from Mark Angelson, chair of the university’s Board of Governors. To date, the program has received two $1 million pledges from donors Gary and Barbara Rodkin and Greg and Anna Brown. It is President Holloway’s hope that Rutgers’ global network of friends and families will support this campaign in the spirit of being Scarlet Forever.

Global, national, and local news outlets frequently turn to the Rutgers faculty and researcher community to help make sense of complicated topics, provide expert perspectives, and explain the work they’re doing to better the world. In an effort to continue bringing you relevant information on the university’s impact in the world, we offer this brief summary.

Keep current with all the latest stories from SC&I.
Upcoming SC&I Events
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science Charles Senteio will give an overview of health equity research and how it affects us all, in large part through COVID-19 inequity and current social justice activism. He will describe how his research combines various academic disciplines and community partnerships. Professor Senteio is a community health informaticist, licensed clinical social worker, and health educator, and has consulting experience as an IT strategist and entrepreneur. Register
September 10: Life as a Journalist in 2020: A Conversation with Steve Miller
Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Journalism and Media Studies Steve Miller will host a webinar on this interesting topic. More information will be posted on the SC&I events page when it becomes available.
October 8, 5 p.m.: The Life and Legacy of John Lewis
Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and of History David Greenberg will host a webinar on the life and legacy of John Lewis. To whet your appetite, read Professor Greenberg’s op-ed in The Washington Post about how the poem “Invictus” embodies the life and spirit of politician and civil rights leader John Lewis.
More information to follow.
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Assistant Dean for Development
Phone: 848-932-8905
Cell: 732-540-3529

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901