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The Atmospheric Sciences Group addresses fundamental issues of climate change and meteorology.  We can predict the future, and we will teach you how, but the future includes serious weather and climate impacts that unevenly affect groups with access to different resources.  To create a better future for everyone, we need to draw upon all available perspectives and intelligence.  We are dedicated to making Rutgers a place for students and researchers from all backgrounds.

Rutgers is currently home to a vibrant scholarly community, but it was established in 1766, in a different time and culture.  The Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project is an ongoing study to confront our colonial history.  Some of the findings of our Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Populations in Rutgers History include:  The namesake of Rutgers University, Colonel Henry Rutgers, owned slaves, as did many of the early presidents of Rutgers College (now Rutgers University).  Slave labor built the Rutgers campus.  The land on which Rutgers sits was stolen from the Lenni Lenape natives.  Rutgers benefited from the land-grant Morrill Act of 1862, which allowed New Jersey to sell land taken from western Native Americans for the benefit of Rutgers.  For more information, click below.

Scarlet and Black Project