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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...

New Jersey City Universitys net position at the end of each year that President Sue Henderson has been in office. The graph is derived from financial information from the NJCU website.

Heated Senate Meeting Wraps Up The Semester

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief May 6, 2021

Tensions were high at the final University Senate meeting of the semester on May 3. A vote of no confidence came close to consideration for President Sue Henderson. Many faculty members were frustrated...

The top of the Hepburn Hall tower.

Updates From the Recent Board of Trustees Meeting

Haresh Oudhnarine and Maryam Pervaiz April 30, 2021

The Board of Trustees hosted a meeting in late April in regard to updates about NJCU. Board members approved items while President Sue Henderson shared multiple announcements on sports, the 2021 Commencement...

NJCU flag on campus.

Anxiety Looms Over NJCU Professors

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief April 29, 2021

Professors are anxious about the involvement of the rpk GROUP, fearing that academic programs and jobs could be cut. The rpk GROUP was hired to review the university’s academic “efficiencies” as...

Hepburn Hall

Talk of Another Tuition Increase

Haresh Oudhnarine, Editor in Chief April 27, 2021

The Board of Trustees held a “Tuition & Fee Hearing” to discuss a potential tuition increase of 2.5 percent. Many students expressed their thoughts during the meeting. Jim White, chief financial...

February Senate Meeting

February Senate Meeting

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor February 26, 2021

The university’s senate held a meeting earlier this month. The President of the committee, Christopher Shamburg, began by announcing a moment of silence for Sheila Kirven’s (an associate professor...

Wifi On Campus: It’s All About Connection

Wifi On Campus: It’s All About Connection

Joy Akeju, Contributing Writer February 23, 2021

Students have been raising concerns about the quality of internet connection at NJCU throughout all three dorms and main campus buildings. This interferes with their educational and recreational online...

Illustration by Migdalia Valdes.

Counseling Center: New Director and the Wait List Continues

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2021

NJCU’s Counseling Center has big changes this semester as the former director, Abisola Gallagher-Hobson has retired. An interim consultant has been appointed while the waitlist is ongoing.  There...

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