101 most infuential
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New Jersey Monthly magazine compiled a list of the state’s 101 “most influential” residents in late 2008 and included Bloustein School Dean James W. Hughes and University Professor Joseph J. Seneca. The magazine compiled its list through an informal poll of the sources used by its editors and writers. “The goal was to identify the individuals with the most impact on the way we live in New Jersey,” the magazine reported.
Here is what New Jersey Monthly had to say about Dean Hughes and Professor Seneca: “When Hughes and Seneca speak, legislators, politicians, business leaders, and the media listen, often with trepidation. Hughes, 65, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, has been a longtime advisor on demographic and economic issues to leaders in Trenton and Washington. “Seneca, 66, a professor at the Bloustein School, was for many years chairman of the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors. But the pair may wield their greatest influence with their Rutgers Regional Report, in which they deliver unflinching assessments on economic and demographic issues. They’ve proved prescient at times, as in a 2005 report in which they warned that “real problems may be imminent” in the housing market.”