NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey’s Rutgers University is celebrating its 250th birthday.
The Empire State Building will glow in scarlet in honor of the occasion. There also will be fireworks Thursday evening on the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses as the yearlong celebration concludes with special classes, exhibitions and concerts.READ MORE: Dr. Fauci Says He 'Would Not Be Surprised' If Omicron COVID Variant Is Already In US
Officials say nearly 80 alumni including scholars, scientists, activists and performers are returning to Rutgers to talk about their work and how their education has aided their accomplishments.Nassau Police: Emya Johnson, 15, Reported Missing From Syosset After Visiting Family In The Bronx
The university said it began as a small, mostly white all-male college and has become one of the nation’s most diverse and rigorous public research universities.
President Barack Obama told 2016 graduates that Rutgers reflects America’s own evolution in becoming bigger, stronger, more dynamic and more inclusive.MORE NEWS: 2 Passengers Ejected From Car, Killed In North New Hyde Park Crash
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