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By Lauren Rodia/South Jersey Times. Despite decreasing enrollment numbers in colleges nationwide, South Jersey's state colleges are seeing record highs this year with the largest freshmen classes to date. Both the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Rowan University have seen huge increases in overall attendance, with Rowan's total enrollment reaching more than 15,000 students and Stockton totaling more than 8,000 students.
Sushi Tray at dining facility
In the Marketplace, the buffet-style dining hall on Rowan’s main campus, students, faculty and staff may now feast on freshly made sushi and hand-thrown, New York-style pizza, daily specials like duck or pork belly, even kosher, halal and allergen friendly foods.
Through Rowan Proud in the ’Boro: A Contest for Glassboro Families, Rowan University’s Homecoming committee is looking to identify the borough family that exudes the most Prof pride.
By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer. Amid a slew of administrative actions Wednesday, Rowan University's board of trustees granted the dean of its engineering school a number of requests that will keep him busy this year: a new doctoral program, an undergraduate major in engineering entrepreneurship, an undergraduate minor in civil engineering, and the renovation of its Rowan Hall engineering building.
By Robert Strauss, New Jersey Monthly contributor. Little in Ali Houshmand’s childhood suggested that he might someday lead a university as its president. Growing up in the 1960s in the Iranian capital of Tehran, he knew mostly hardship.
Rowan University is well on its way to realizing its goal of conducting $100 million in sponsored research by 2023, posting an increase in funded projects in 2013-14 of nearly 500 percent compared to 2011-12. Rowan tallied approximately $5 million in sponsored research in 2011, compared to close to $30 million in 2014.
By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer. Rowan University will offer certain applicants this year the option of submitting an additional essay in lieu of SAT or ACT scores, joining a slew of schools that have eliminated or reduced standardized-test requirements for admission.

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