Livingston Legacy

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Those of us who were members of the Livingston College family, whether as a student, faculty or staff member, or friend, know of the vital and enternal legacy Livingston has to this day on the overall programs of Rutgers University and on a global scale.  While the Livingston College that we knew and loved is no longer in existence, Livingston graduates and staff play key roles in the national and international community, and Livingston's programs and unique attributes live on to this day in a variety of Rutgers University programs.  To celebrate Livingston's contributions to the overall Rutgers and global communities, the Livingston Alumni Association has hosted two Livingston Legacy Lecture programs.  

More than 100 alumni, students and faculty joined us on April 21, 2010, at the Livingston Student Center for "Journalism: Past, Present and Future," an exciting panel discussion celebrating the history and impact of the Department of Journalism and Urban Communications and journalism programs at Livingston College and the School of Commiunication and Information.  Professors Jerome Aumente and Roger Cohen, along with Jim Simon and Rob Snyder, two Livingston 1970s journalism and urban communications majors, John Pavlik, the director of the Journalism Resources Institute and John O'Brien, executive director of the New Jersey Press Association, participated in a lively discussion on the history of the journalism programs at Livingston College and Rutgers University, and a look at the current and future state of the journalism industry.  The program was cosponsored by the School of Communication and Information Alumni Association and the Livingston Campus Dean of Student Life.  

The first Livingston Legacy program was held on March 11, 2009, with the LAA and the Livingston Campus Dean of Student Life celebrating the history and contributions of Livingston College.  Professors Ed Ortiz, Gerald Pomper and Gordon Schochet, all members of the Livingston College faculty in its early years, during a lively panel discussion shared their memories of the key years in Livingston's development and impact on the overall Rutgers and global communities.

We would like to plan Livingston Legacy Lecture series on the key roles that the anthropology, music, Latino studies, urban planning, philosophy and women's studies program played in our college's history.  Would you like to help us plan one of these programs or have an idea for a Livingston Legacy Lecture program?  Please contact us at

Updated February 7, 2015