This platform is a collective archive of what the community wants to talk about. Here you can contribute to the conversation, explore and interpret what others share, and experience the dialogues that emerge.


Explore the archive by viewing the five most recent posts on the Home page, or see five random posts by using the refresh button in the tool bar. You can also filter the archive by theme or media type and then scroll through the results of your search. The more themes and sub-themes you choose the more focused your search results will be. You can pin posts to save them to your pin page. If you are part of the Rutgers community you can also contribute images, text, or videos. The Data page gives users a real-time sense of what has been added to the dialogue, and by whom.


The RU-N Dialogue platform is part of the Dialogue in a Time of Fracture project, a collaboration between Executive Vice Chancellor Sherri-Ann Butterfield and the Newark Chancellor’s Office, and Mellon Humanities Fellows Jennifer Bernstein, Jason Cortes, and Domingo Morel to engage our entire campus community, aimed at fostering conversation in this time of division. Dialogue events include a two-day symposium, workshops, and this digital platform – RU-N Dialogue – that will help document and extend these conversations.

2021-2022 marks the 75th Anniversary of Rutgers University- Newark’s designation as a public institution of higher education. In this 75th anniversary, as our nation reckons with deep racial, political, and ideological fracture, our University is once again called upon, as a public, anchor institution, to provide a space for critical conversation that can lead toward understanding, knowledge production, mobilization, and healing.


Creative Director & Designer: Jennifer Bernstein
Student Designers: Amanda D’Innocenzio, Joanna Januszkiewicz
Web Development: Richard Hall


Choose how you would like to explore the archive. You can filter by main theme, sub-theme, and media type. The more you choose, the more specific your search results will be. Once you apply your filters, scroll through the results of your search.

You can also explore by using the refresh button in the toolbar, and get a set of five random posts.

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