WRI in the News

2024

Governor Murphy Announces Allocation of $95 Million from New Jersey’s Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund
Published February 15, 2024
Features WRI Director Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Names Jonathan Young as Political Director
Published January 16, 2024

Features WRI advisory board member Jonathan Young

2023

Will Camden Residents Pay More to Commute to Work in 2024?
Published October 19, 2023
Features workforce development research by WRI  

South Jersey BIZ – Issue #7
Published July, 2023
Features workforce development research by WRI 

The Immigration Factor – Family Resilience of the Undocumented During Covid 
Published May, 2023 
Podcast episode featuring WRI whole family initiative evaluation   

Solutions: Providers, lawyers join to help patients stay in recovery – and housed 
Published on August 21, 2023
Features medical-legal partnership evaluation by WRI  

Transforming Problems into Solutions
Published in May 2023 Issue
WRI feature in Rutgers University-Camden Magazine 

The War on Fentanyl
Published in February 2023 Issue
Features WRI Director Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong discussing opioid epidemic and appointment to state council 

2022

Shine On: Local Luminaries Honored by Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs
Published on May 2022 Issue
Rutgers feature on 20th Annual Walter & Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner  

Rutgers–Camden Appoints New Director of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs
Published on February 15, 2022
Rutgers Feature on WRI Director Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong 

2021

Sweeney-Taliaferro Bill to Expand Model Program for Students with Disabilities Now Law
Published on May 11, 2021
Features WRI education-related research – Clayton Model Project   

For first time ever, see how COVID hit every town in N.J. in 2020
Published on April 6, 2021
Features COVID tracking research by WRI 

2020

Rutgers-Camden COVID modeling continues to guide decision-making
Published on December 21, 2020
Features COVID tracking research by WRI 

Rutgers-Camden’s Rand Institute names Egenton advisory board chair
Published on November 6, 2020
Features WRI advisory board chair Michael Egenton 

Moorestown School Board To Discuss Budget Changes Next Week
Published on August 6, 2020
Features education-related research by WRI 

Moorestown Schools May Raise Taxes If State Aid Falters: Study
Published on May 5, 2020
Features education-related research by WRI 

COVID-19 is spreading faster in South Jersey, researcher says
Published on April 14, 2020
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred discussing COVID tracking research by WRI 

There’s Data Missing From The Flatten The Curve Chart
Published on April 11, 2020
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred discussing COVID tracking research by WRI 

Politics In Focus: Flattening the Coronavirus Curve
Published on April 10, 2020
Interview with former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman 

Data shows social distancing is working, but don’t leave your house yet
Published on April 10, 2020
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred discussing COVID tracking work by WRI 

Tributes Pour in As Camden Community Mourns Philanthropist Steve Ravitz
Published on April 8, 2020
Features previous WRI South Jerseyan of the Year honoree 

Rutgers-Camden coronavirus tracker suggests New Jersey curve starting to flatten
Published on April 6, 2020
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred discussing COVID tracking work by WRI 

Rutgers Study: County Needs Hospital Beds
Features COVID tracking work by WRI
Published on March 31, 2020 

Researchers update on need for more hospital beds in New Jersey
Published on March 29, 2020
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred discussing COVID tracking work done by WRI 

When will coronavirus peak in NJ? Spread means every county will face a hospital bed shortage
Published on March 27, 2020
Features former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman discussing COVID tracking work done by WRI 

Rutgers Report Estimates NJ Hospitals Could Be Tens of Thousands of Beds Short
Published on March 27, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

NJ hospitals will reach capacity by May, Rutgers study warns
Published on March 26, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

How soon will N.J. hospitals hit capacity due to coronavirus? Some could be there in just days.
Published on March 26, 2020
Features  COVID tracking research done by WRI 

Study: New Jersey Needs 100,000 Hospital Beds Or More As Cases Rise Above 4,000
Published on March 25, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

New Jersey Scrambles to Expand Hospital Capacity Before Expected Coronavirus Surge
Published on March 22, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

Research expert: Social distancing may actually help limit coronavirus spread in South Jersey, given enough time
Published on March 22, 2020
Features former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman discussing COVID tracking research done by WRI 

Haunted by Italy scenario, N.J. rushes to add hospital beds
Published on March 20, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

Closed N.J. hospital could re-open in a month for coronavirus patients. But it won’t be easy.
Published on March 20, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

Action News Analysis: Shortage of Hospital Beds Possible During Coronavirus Pandemic
Published on March 18, 2020
Features former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman discussing COVID tracking research done by WRI 

Facing coronavirus surge, NJ retrofits closed hospitals
Published on March 18, 2020
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred discussing COVID tracking research done by WRI 

N.J. hospitals don’t have enough beds for expected 300K coronavirus patients in worst-case scenario, study says
Published on March 17, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

Gov. Murphy asks Trump to help build hospitals in N.J. for possible coronavirus case surge
Published on March 17, 2020
Features COVID tracking research by WRI 

Rutgers study warns of potential hospital bed shortage across South Jersey
Published on March 16, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

RU-Camden urges isolation to alleviate impacts on South Jersey hospitals
Published on March 16, 2020
Features COVID tracking research done by WRI 

A growing problem for millennials: Thousands of ‘friends,’ no one to hang out with
Published on March 5, 2020
Features community health needs research by WRI  

2019

New Jersey is the fifth-happiest state. What are we doing right? 
Published on December 9, 2019 
Features former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman 

South Jersey’s young people are lonelier than baby boomers, study finds 
Published on October 14, 2019 
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred discussing community health needs research by WRI   

South Jersey loneliness — report finds strong link to overall health 
Published on October 8, 2019  
Features community health needs research by WRI  

South Jersey’s most disconnected areas are also the most unhealthy 
Published on October 7, 2019 
Features community health needs research by WRI  

Health Issues of Millennials in South Jersey Linked to Social Isolation 
Published on October 7, 2019 
Features community health needs research by WRI   

Atlantic City’s new law regulating sober living homes questioned 
Published on August 1, 2019 
Features sober living homes research by WRI  

Law enforcement: Early intervention key in helping at-risk youths 
Published on August 1, 2019 
Features juvenile delinquency prevention initiative supported by WRI  

Burlington City makes playing in the streets a good thing 
Published on July 28, 2019 
Features juvenile delinquency prevention initiative supported by WRI  

South Jersey Public Policy Research | Comcast Newsmakers 
Published on May 16, 2019 
Interview with former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman 

There’s a reason Apple gives Android users a green bubble in iMessage 
Published on May 15, 2019 
Features former WRI Director Sarah Allred 

Student Spotlight: Sarah Filippi-Field 
Published May, 2019 
Feature on former WRI Student Staff Sarah Filippi-Field 

Cumberland County PAL members, supporters throw party 
Published on February 21, 2019 
Features juvenile delinquency prevention initiative supported by WRI  

County residents encouraged to participate in health survey 
Published on February 6, 2019 
Features health needs research conducted by WRI 

Report Makes Case for State Investment in Camden, Sees Public Health Benefits 
Published January 22, 2019  
Features former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman 

2018

NJ still stuck in foreclosure crisis — but there’s a way out | Editorial 
Published on October 26, 2018 
Features foreclosure research and recommendations from WRI  

The Think-and-Do Tank 
Published in Fall 2018 Issue 
Rutgers interview with former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman and former WRI Director Sarah Allred 

How to Fix South Jersey’s ‘Toxic’ Foreclosure Problem 
Published on October 23, 2019 
Features foreclosure research and recommendations from WRI  

Turning Toxic Liabilities into Community Assets 
Published in September 2018 Issue 
Features foreclosure research and recommendations from WRI  

Research Center Offers Strategies for Turning New Jersey’s Distressed Properties into Community Assets in New Report 
Published September, 2018 
Features foreclosure research and recommendations from WRI  

In the ongoing tug-of-war for state aid, South Jersey loses big time 
Published on April 18, 2018 
Features WRI faculty fellow research into state funds distribution impact on South Jersey  

Guess where it’s worst to be poor in New Jersey | Editorial 
Published on April 22, 2018 
Features Features WRI faculty fellow research into state funds distribution impact on South Jersey  

Poor towns in South Jersey get less aid, Rutgers finds 
Published on April 11, 2018 
Features Features WRI faculty fellow research into state funds distribution impact on South Jersey  

State Shortchanges Poor Towns in South Jersey on Municipal Aid — New Report 
Published on April 10, 2018 
Features WRI faculty fellow research into state funds distribution impact on South Jersey  

Rand Institute Study Reveals State Funding Disparities for South Jersey’s Poorest Municipalities 
Published April, 2018 
Features WRI faculty fellow research into state funds distribution impact on South Jersey  

Twitter Email Study finds state aid weighted against South Jersey’s poorest cities 
Published on April 2, 2018 
Features WRI faculty fellow research into state funds distribution impact on South Jersey  

2017

New Jersey Gubernatorial Election: Tips for Restructuring Property Taxes 
Published on September 29, 2017 
Interview with former WRI Executive Director Darren Spielman 

Why does South Jersey get less funding than the rest of the state? 
Published on January 22, 2017 
Features WRI faculty fellow research into state funds distribution impact on South Jersey