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Myles Mack reacts to St. Anthony's closure, reflects on Bob Hurley Sr.'s influence

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Before Myles Mack became a graduate of Rutgers, he was first a graduate of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony’s. As it closes its doors, Mack remembers the overall impact that the school and 45-year basketball coach Bob Hurley had on him — on and off the court. 413 more words

The top 10 U.S. colleges for a major in social work

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The field of social work is a popular choice for students who want to make a difference in other people’s lives. 1,358 more words

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When you're washing your hands, water temperature doesn't matter as much as scrubbing time

Washing your hands is one of the oldest staples of hygiene, and yet scientists are still debating exactly how we should do it.

Hand washing is the best way to stop many of the infectious diseases we can contract nasally or orally (because most of us touch our faces about… 401 more words

63 Year-Old Duvinson Jeanty Receives College Degree Alongside 27 Year-Old Son Benjamin

by Zahara Hill via huffpost.com

At your typical graduation, parents are somewhere beaming in the audience as their kid switches their tassel to the left. But last Friday, 63-year-old… 274 more words

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63-Year-Old Father Receives College Degree With His Son

And they simultaneously became the first in their family to receive college degrees.

At your typical graduation, parents are somewhere beaming in the audience as their kid switches their tassel to the left. But last Friday, 63-year-old Duvinson Jeanty was right alongside his son receiving a bachelor’s degree of his own.
Duvinson and his 27-year-old son Benjamin both graduated from William Paterson University in New Jersey and are the first in their family to receive college degrees.
Duvinson, a Haitian immigrant, retired from his 25-year stint as a New Jersey Transit bus driver in 2013 to become a full-time student at the university.
“It’s always been my dream, my goal to finish college,” Duvinson told CBS New York.
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Duvinson emigrated from Haiti to the U.S. in 1983.
Like Duvinson, Benjamin didn’t take the straight and narrow path in his pursuit of higher education. After a year at Rutgers University in 2008, he left the school and began working in the fast food industry. Three years later, he realized he wanted to pursue something he felt was more purposeful.
“I starting making good money, and making money is cool, but how am I serving the community? How am I helping others?” Benjamin told Fox News.
Part of the inspiration for Benjamin’s change of heart came from witnessing how passionate his dad was about obtaining an education.
Instead of returning to Rutgers to pursue psychology, Benjamin enrolled at William Paterson, where his dad was already studying finance.

“He was my biggest cheerleader and inspiration,” Benjamin told InsideEdition.com. “There were some times I’d come home from work or class late and I’d see him studying and it would encourage me. Seeing him walk across the stage and get his diploma was indescribable.”

Upcoming Event: "Land, Faith & Slaves: Shared Heritage of the Hardenbergh family, Rutgers University and the Dutch Reformed Church"

Join us for a fascinating discussion on the connections between the Rev. Hardenbergh (principal founder of Rutgers University) family and great African American abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, at one time their slave, plus stories of other early slave-holding leaders of Rutgers College. 81 more words

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College Student Highlight: Kayla Jackson is a Renaissance Student; Golfer, Journalist and Entrepreneur.

By Lisa Intrabartola

When Kayla Michele Jackson’s peers were playing in the sandbox, she was playing the links.

“By the time I was 18 months old, my dad put a set of Playskool clubs in my hand,” said the Rutgers senior, 21, whose father was a caddy at Baltustrol Country Club in Springfield. 851 more words

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