N.J. State professor: Students at N.Y.U. should get degrees ‘to be better people’
By TIMOTHY JOHNSON-LEWIS, Associated Press Staff WriterStudents at the University of New Jersey have been on a campus binge, eating and partying on the weekends, despite the school’s strict rules.
The university announced on Monday that it would require all students to complete an eight-week “learning program” at the beginning of January to earn a degree in psychology.
The program, called the Learning Through Life: Empowerment and Empowering Students, will allow students to earn degrees in psychology or education and work as professors or staff at a university in New Jersey.
The goal of the program is to “recharge our faculty and students,” university spokeswoman Kristin Czegue said in a statement.
The goal is to give students the tools to succeed, she said.
The Rutgers program, the largest in the state, began in 2017 and has so far enrolled more than 1,400 students.
The university says that it is offering a total of $12,500 in tuition scholarships for students who take the program.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for students and the university to help them succeed, to help bridge gaps and to really provide them with the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed in a challenging environment,” Czague said.
It’s unclear whether the Rutgers program will include a degree program.
Rutgers has a reputation for offering programs that are geared toward career growth and a range of majors, including business, arts, engineering and public health.