NEWARK, N.J. - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement on the death of Rutgers' Eagleton Institute Professor Alan Rosenthal:

"Professor Rosenthal will be remembered for his lifelong devotion to students and the government of New Jersey," said Sen. Menendez. "Alan taught others to respect government service throughout the years and always valued democracy. In addition, he didn't sit on the sidelines, but got involved in the political institutions he studied and was a true advocate. As we reflect on his contribution to our great state, our thoughts and prayers are with the Rosenthal family."