Prof. Julia Sass Rubin: Advocate for Democracy

Prof. Julia Sass Rubin: Advocate for Democracy

Original article published in TAPintoPrinceton, June 15, 2024 By Pam Hersh Princeton, NJ – Tuesday, June 4, Primary Election Day in New Jersey, was a big expletive-deleted deal for Princeton resident Julia Sass Rubin, whose name appeared nowhere on any ballot. Rubin,...
Tax credits for private school tuition plan scrapped

Tax credits for private school tuition plan scrapped

Lawmakers introduced the “New Jersey Student Support Act” in early April. Their goal was to allow students to attend private schools at public expense. Last week, after what they said was overwhelming opposition from stakeholders, sponsors pulled their bill. It never...
Nikpour Receives Office of Disability Services Award

Nikpour Receives Office of Disability Services Award

Professor Fereydoun Nikpour was selected for the Office of Disability Services Faculty Honor Roll. The Faculty Honor Roll is a new initiative to recognize instructors who go above and beyond to support the work of the Office of Disability Services (ODS). ODS staff...
Shaul Picker Receives 2024 Mortensen-Voorhees Award

Shaul Picker Receives 2024 Mortensen-Voorhees Award

Shaul Picker is the 2024 recipient of the Mortensen-Voorhees Award for Achievement in Transportation Studies. This award is granted annually to the highest-achieving student with a concentration in transportation at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Urban Planning and...
Rutgers: Bike Lanes Reduce Traffic Speeds

Rutgers: Bike Lanes Reduce Traffic Speeds

The installation of bike lanes along N.J. roadways reduced driving speeds, according to a new study by Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Researchers made the finding after conducting a study at a high-traffic intersection in a Jersey Shore town to examine ways to...
NJSPL – Key Insights from Early Offshore Wind Implementation

NJSPL – Key Insights from Early Offshore Wind Implementation

By Jessica Parineet Offshore wind development is in its early stages in the United States, with just under one gigawatt (GW) of utility scale capacity constructed. State decarbonization goals have catalyzed industry progress thus far, however the Biden administration...
H-1B visa program is wretched. Now is no time to expand it.

H-1B visa program is wretched. Now is no time to expand it.

In its May 26 editorial calling for an expansion of the H-1B visa program (“International graduates of US colleges should have an easier path to stay”), the Globe mischaracterized the role of this and other guest worker programs. Although they bring in some highly...
I’m a Nondriver—and There’s a Good Chance You Are, Too

I’m a Nondriver—and There’s a Good Chance You Are, Too

Nearly a third of us can’t drive.  That’s the reality. There are people like me who can’t see well enough to drive, and a lot of other people with all kinds of disabilities–physical, sensory, mental health and chronic health conditions–that make driving unsafe. There...
A revamped ballot design jumpstarts democracy in New Jersey

A revamped ballot design jumpstarts democracy in New Jersey

As New Jersey Democrats vote in Tuesday’s primaries, they’ll encounter a revamped ballot, stripped of a unique design that critics say has given party leaders the ability to hand-select primary winners. Research has found that the line confers a measurable advantage...