As the coronavirus Delta variant surges throughout the country and mask and vaccine mandates are being considered, a new national survey finds that almost 20 percent of Americans say it is unlikely that they will get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Marginalized American teenagers may face additional discrimination and harassment if they become involved in social activism movements online. This is a vital insight for experts working to better support marginalized youth during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
While Americans try to get back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the country for more than a year, a new study found that unemployed, less educated and lower socioeconomic individuals do not have the support of family and friends that they need to fully recover.
Faculty and students will present research at the virtual 104th Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Conference from August 3–7. Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies Susan Keith will be installed as 2021–2022 AEJMC president on August 6.
As President Holloway announced on March 25, all students taking classes in the 2021-2022 academic year must receive a COVID-19 vaccine and upload their COVID-19 vaccine records by Sunday, August 1, 2021. This requirement applies to students living both on- and off-campus.
Defne Ildiz COM'16 is someone who knows how to take agile pivots. After deciding dance was no longer the direction she wanted to go in professionally, she set her sights on Rutgers University, noting that it offered diversity, quality, choice of majors, and a tremendous variety of opportunities outside of the classroom.
Associate Professor Khadijah Costley White’s background as a scholar of history, journalism, and media, who has also worked in television, has made her an valuable member of Burns’ advisory team in the creation of his upcoming documentary “Muhammad Ali.”
Part-time faculty member Zack Langway, who teaches the Service, Advocacy, and Impact course for SC&I’s Master of Communication and Media program, teaches and inspires his students to “do good in our world” as communication professionals.
In a new study, Associate Professor Jack Bratich coins the word “necropopulism” to explain that the “Pro-Freedom” demonstrators protesting COVID-19 lockdowns and masking are “indifferent to whether the people live or die (as long as abstract ideals like freedom are preserved).”
Tom Mattia RC ’70 and his wife, Marti Mattia, are a dynamic duo who are longtime SC&I supporters. A Jersey boy from Newark, Tom was the first in his family to attend college, an opportunity made possible thanks to his father’s union job. He put his Rutgers education to excellent use throughout his impressive career, exemplifying the university’s tagline: “Jersey Roots, Global Reach.”
SC&I alumna Vanessa Kitzie MLIS '11, Ph.D. '16, has researched the information practices of LGBTQIA+ populations, particularly the kinds of health questions community members have and the ways they navigate around information barriers to find answers. Read more in an article by the University of South Carolina where KItzie is an assistant professor.
Research by Professor Marie Radford and SC&I Ph.D. students Laura Costello and Kaitlin Montague examines the ways academic libraries provided critical virtual reference services and support during the pandemic, adapting quickly to the fully online environment.
COVID-19 has taught us that the public has a thirst for scientific discovery, and this is a great opportunity for us scientists to not only disseminate our work to wider audiences, but also to share how we go about doing our work.