Media Roundup June 9-15

June 15, 2012

Some of the media mentions of Bloustein faculty, centers, and research for the week of June 9-15, 2012:

Fixing Newark: What to cut and what to tax
Source: The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (The Voices Blog), June 15
Robert Curvin is a Newark resident, homeowner and visiting scholar at Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Dan O’Flaherty is a professor …

Revel, government hiring powers NJ jobs comeback in May
Source: NJBIZ, June 14
James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the report was particularly significant because May was a …

Interpreting New Jersey’s uptick in jobs (audio)
Source: NewsWorks/WHYY, June 14
But James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, says it’s not time to pop the …

Study: Bikeshare Riders Neglect to Wear Helmets
Source: U.S. News & World Report, June 14
says John Pucher, a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. “It’s not going to be a really high speed trip, …

The Great Recession Shrank Our Wealth, Fed Says [includes audio]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 13
… us an exaggerated sense of our personal wealth,” said James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.

Dangers of stalled nuclear talks in Moscow
Source: Asia Times Online, June 13
By Hooshang Amirahmadi and Shahir Shahidsaless Pessimism is setting in about …. Hooshang Amirahmadi is a Professor at Rutgers University and President of …

Family Net Worth Drops to 90s Levels, Fed Says
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 12
“A large portion of it is really a decline from the peaks in terms of housing values,” said James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning …

Starbucks expanding effort to help businesses create jobs
Source: msnbc.com, June 12
said Julia Sass Rubin, an associate professor at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and an expert on this type of lending.

Can NJ Women Brave the Economic Recovery? [includes audio]
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, June 11
… sectors and during that same period of time, the areas of education and health care where women tend to be the majority of workers, were doing better,” said Carl VanHorn, Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers.

Starting out
Source: WatertownDailyTimes.com, June 11
Twenty-two percent had part-time jobs, but most of that group wanted to work full time, according to the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. The problem now is not only a weak economy but also the elimination of middle-class …

Police Unit Draws Scrutiny for Its Handling of Crashes Involving Pedestrians
Source: New York Times, June 10
“I fear it will lead to a really big jump in fatalities and injuries, among both cyclists and pedestrians,” said John Pucher, a professor at Rutgers …

Republican lawmakers oddly mute on reorganizing higher ed
Source: The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog), June 10
“I don’t think it’s a problem necessarily,” said Alan Rosenthal, a public policy professor at Rutgers University and chairman of the panel. Rosenthal noted that many accusations against lawmakers wind up in the hands of law enforcement, …

High School Graduates Look to the Future Despite Tough Job Prospects
Source: Patch.com, June 9
According to a recent study released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, three in 10 high school graduates are employed full-time. The study also points out that 37 percent of graduates from years 2006, …

 

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