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Hepburn Hall, the administrative building at NJCU. Photo by Haresh Oudhanrine.

Students Speak Up at November Senate Meeting

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief November 17, 2021

Students expressed multiple concerns at the recent University Senate meeting ranging from campus dining, communication issues, meeting organization and productivity, campus safety, rain damage to dorms,...

International Students at Medieval Times in October. Photo by Zhuolin Sellina Xie.

Bringing Students Together from Around the Globe

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief November 12, 2021

Takshma Gandhi grew up in India but going to college at NJCU has given her a new outlook on life. Gandhi said, “Being an international student, coming here from totally a different background and...

SGAs logo. Photo courtesy of SGA.

Tensions Arise at the October SGA Meeting

Monica Ortiz, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

During the second Student Government Association (SGA) meeting of the fall 2021 semester, threats of protests came from one of the students in the audience.  Henderson received a vote of no confidence...

Tamara Cunningham (vice president of Global Initiatives), Anthony Jack, Thyquel Halley (SGA president), and provost Tamara Jhashi. Photo by Robert Quinones.

Recap: New Jersey City University’s 40th Annual Convocation

Monica Ortiz, Contributing Writer October 29, 2021

New Jersey City University held its 40th Annual Convocation in the Margaret Williams Theatre. This Convocation was different compared to the others because this semester is the first time since the spring...

Hepburn Hall, the administrative building at NJCU. Photo by Haresh Oudhnarine.

No Confidence in President Henderson: What Happens Next?

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief October 26, 2021

NJCU’s Board of Trustees says they support president Sue Henderson despite the recent vote of no confidence from the University Senate against her. On September 28, Board of Trustees chair, Joseph...

No Confidence in NJCU President Sue Henderson

No Confidence in NJCU President Sue Henderson

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief September 27, 2021

The University Senate meeting concluded today with a majority of votes in favor of having no confidence in president Sue Henderson. Thirty senators voted yes, while 23 voted no. The motion for a...

Hepburn Hall, the administrative building at NJCU. Photo by Haresh Oudhnarine.

President’s Leadership in Question

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief September 24, 2021

At Monday’s University Senate meeting, some faculty are expecting to have a vote of no confidence against president Sue Henderson. The motion is being revisited from the May meeting. Throughout the...

The temperature reading 86.1 degrees in a Fries Hall hallway on September 14.

Classrooms Leave Students Heated

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief September 14, 2021

Hot classrooms in several buildings made some students feel sick during the first two weeks of classes. Professors and students also raised concerns about the lack of air circulation and heat as it relates...

A flyer seen throughout the NJCU campus. Created by Gia DeMonaco.

Confusing Communication about Vaccine Mandate as Classes Begin

Haresh Oudhnarine and Julie Marie Frances DeVoe September 14, 2021

NJCU announced a vaccine mandate for all students in April but a week before classes began, the policy changed.  Unvaccinated students are allowed to attend in person if they get their first vaccination...

The biochemistry teaching lab. Photo courtesy of Dr. Yufeng Wei.

The Biochemistry Major: A New Career Path for STEM Students

Joy Akeju, Contributing Writer September 13, 2021

Starting this academic year, students at NJCU have a new option for an undergraduate major in Biochemistry. This major offers students a more interdisciplinary approach to their education, which is essential...

NJCU has increased tuition for 16 consecutive years. Chart based on data from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the NJCU website.

NJCU Increases Tuition Again

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief August 25, 2021

The Board of Trustees approved a 2.5 percent tuition hike in June. Students spoke out against it at the April “Tuition and Fees” hearing.  This marks the second time during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Hepburn Hall during the springtime.

Diversity Still a Top Issue at NJCU

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief May 19, 2021

It has been almost a year since the Black Alumni, Administrator, Faculty, Student, and Staff Organization (BAAFSSO) released a letter with 10 demands for the university. The school has been working towards...

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