This is an enumeration of notable people affiliated with Rutgers University , including graduates of the undergraduate and graduate and professional programs at all three campuses, former students who did not graduate or receive their degree, presidents of the university, current and former professors, as well as members of the board of trustees and board of governors, and coaches affiliated with the university's athletic program. Also included are characters in works of fiction books, films, television shows, et cetera who have been mentioned or were depicted as having an affiliation with Rutgers, either as a student, alumnus, or member of the faculty. Some noted alumni and faculty may be also listed in the main Rutgers University article or in some of the affiliated articles. Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category. Default campus for listings is the New Brunswick campus, the systems' largest campus, with Camden and Newark campus affiliations noted in parenthesis. Since , twenty men have served as the institution's president, beginning with the Reverend Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh — , a Dutch Reformed clergyman who was responsible for establishing the college. Presidents Hasbrouck — , Frelinghuysen — , Gates — , and Scott — were all laymen. William H. Jonathan Holloway born The president serves in an ex officio capacity as a presiding officer within the University's member Board of Trustees and its eleven-member Board of Governors,  and is appointed by these boards to oversee day-to-day operations of the University across its three campuses.
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In sports, Rutgers is chiefly known for being the "Birthplace of College Football", hosting the first ever intercollegiate football game on November 6, in which Rutgers defeated a team from the College of New Jersey now Princeton University with a score of 6 runs to 4. Among the first American schools to participate in intercollegiate athletics, Rutgers currently fields 27 teams in the Big Ten Conference which participates in Division I competition, as sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA in the following sports: baseball , basketball , crew , cross country , field hockey , football , golf , gymnastics , lacrosse , soccer , softball , tennis , track and field , swimming and diving , wrestling , and volleyball. Rutgers was among the first American institutions to engage in intercollegiate athletics , and participated in a small circle of schools that included Yale University , Columbia University and long-time rival, Princeton University then called The College of New Jersey. The four schools met at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in Manhattan on October 19, to establish a set of rules governing their intercollegiate competition, and particularly to codify the new game of football. Though invited, Harvard chose not to attend. However, by the turn of the century, colleges and universities across the United States began to participate. The first intercollegiate athletic event at Rutgers was a baseball game on May 2, against Princeton in which they suffered a 40—2 loss. Rutgers won the game , with a score of 6 goals to Princeton's 4.
Rutgers Arts Online offers online courses on your schedule. Our list of Music courses are taught by working artists who are experts in their field. Matriculated and non-matriculated students may take courses through Rutgers Arts Online. Non-matriculated students must complete the Rutgers University application before registering for a course. Graduate online music courses are available along with our fully-online Master of Music in Music Education degree program. This course is divided into three sections. The first covers the fundamentals of music, including sound production, common instruments, the basics of music notation, basic musical materials such as scales and chords, and examines the variety of musical textures. The second section focuses on the way that these materials can be organized including form.