A new center at Rutgers University aims to help and support young adults faced with the challenges of transitioning from home to college.
Plans for the new "Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers" were unveiled Monday by members of the Clementi family and administrators of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
"This center will embody our shared commitment to breaking new ground to study the rapidly changing world our young adults live in and to lend them support, especially as they transition into adulthood, the Clementi family said in a statement.
The center is part of a collaboration between Rutgers and the Clementi Foundation. School administrators say the center will offer lectures, symposia and training on a wide range of topics, including the use and misuse of new technologies and social media, youth suicide and the adjustment and assimilation into college life.
"Tyler's death deeply touched the Rutgers community and brought the issues of cyberbullying and the suicide of gay youth to the attention of the word," Richard L. Edwards, Rutgers of University executive vice president for academic affairs said in a statement.
Clementi killed himself in September 2010 during his first year at Rutgers after he was the victim of cyberbullying.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.