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.

Nicholas Yovnello, who served Rowan University for more than 40 years as a librarian, senate president, union leader, negotiator, and professor, was memorialized September 9 with a room dedication

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.
The Regional Universities – North category includes 181 colleges and universities whose degree programs focus on the undergraduate and master’s levels with some doctoral options.
By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer. As classes began this week, Rowan University welcomed its largest, most diverse freshman class, with the highest-ever grades and test scores.
Passing the Torch
Part pep rally and part academic ceremony, the President’s Welcome and Picnic gave the more than 2,200 members of the Class of 2018 a warm welcome to Rowan University and its traditions.

Transitioning from high school to college can be stressful for incoming freshmen. After all, it’s a major milestone and comes with lots of changes for students and families alike.

The responsibility of being a Rowan University resident assistant (RA) is enormous. Gian Connor calls it a privilege. “RAs have the opportunity to make a positive impact the transition of new students.”


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