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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 University's 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...

Construction of the Fort Monmouth building.

NJCU’s New Campus: Fort Monmouth

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

The university is expanding in south Jersey with plans for a new campus at Fort Monmouth. Located in Oceanport, the Fort Monmouth campus will include a renovated building called Squier Hall. Both are set...

Coronavirus spreading through the bloodstream. Photo courtesy of Flutie8211/Pixabay.

NJCU Reports over 100 Positive COVID-19 Cases

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor January 11, 2021

Coronavirus cases have increased over the last few weeks at NJCU. As of January 8th, there are a total of 119 positive cases within the university. 63 of those cases are from commuter students, and...

The SGA letter that was posted to their Instagram page on December 17.

The Fight for the Pass/Fail/No Credit Option

Haresh Oudhnarine and Maryam Pervaiz December 22, 2020

As students push through their finals at the end of an unprecedented semester, the Pass/Fail/No Credit option was not offered by the NJCU administration. However, in Spring 2020, the grading option was...

Walmart and ACME are among stores that gives away plastic bags due to states like New Jersey implementing a ban to have an environmental country.

New Jersey Initiates Ban on Plastic Bags

Maryam Pervaiz, News Editor December 9, 2020

Are you going grocery shopping anytime soon? Well, make sure you bring a tote bag with you because plastic bags have been canceled. In early November, Gov. Phil Murphy signed S864 into law, which is...

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