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Administration clears the air on commencement changes; doesn’t back down

Administration clears the air on commencement changes; doesn’t back down

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019

Update (3/28/19): Dr. Henderson informed the community in a March 28 email that there will be one large Commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center on May 16. Students will have their individual names called and all guests will be welcome. Read here. NJCU students responded with outrage over new changes to the upcoming commencement ceremony. In addition to a shorten...

Students react to changes to commencement

Students react to changes to commencement

Monica Sarmiento and Kenise Brown

March 23, 2019

Update (3/28/19): Dr. Henderson informed the community in a March 28 email that there will be one large Commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center on May 16. Students will have their individual names called and all guests will be welcome. Read here. Students learned of changes being made to the NJCU’s commencement ceremony this week and many are not happy with the administration’s decisions. A ch...

NJCU student among arrested for dorm shooting

NJCU student among arrested for dorm shooting

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

NJCU student Keyshawn Alexander, 22, was one of the three people arrested in relation to the shooting incident that took place at the West Campus Village dorms on Saturday, February 23. Alexander was charged with hindering and tampering with evidence, according to city spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-...

NJCU guest privileges reinstated in dorms

NJCU guest privileges reinstated in dorms

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2019

The restriction on building to building visits for NJCU residence halls (Vodra, Co-Op and West Campus Village) was lifted on Wednesday March 6. Visitation privileges for outside guest/non-residential students will resume after spring break on Monday, March 18. The ban on all visitors in the residence...

Counseling Center: part time counselors hired and waitlist decreased

Counseling Center: part time counselors hired and waitlist decreased

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

NJCU has hired two part-time therapists  for the Counseling Center and reduced it’s waitlist to 37 students. In January, The Gothic Times reported that there were 96 students on the list. Veronica Cruz-Martinez started as a part-time counselor on February 25; Katiana Morisset will begin on Mar...

3 charged in West Campus Village shooting

3 charged in West Campus Village shooting

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

The Jersey City Police Department made 3 arrests in connection with the shooting incident that took place at the West Campus Village dorms on Saturday, February 23. Tijahie M. Jacobus, 22, suffered a wound to his left foot; Ariel Fernandez, 22; and NJCU student Keyshawn Alexander, 22 were all arrested...

Attempted robbery at WCV was false

Attempted robbery at WCV was false

Monica Sarmiento and Kristen Hazzard

February 25, 2019

Updated February, 26, 2019. The reported robbery on West Campus from Saturday, February 23, "was unfounded, and the police report filed was determined to be false." The NJCU Department of Public Safety sent out an update to the university community on Tuesday, February 25. "Evidence recovered from t...

The Wait Continues

The Wait Continues

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

The Counseling Center’s highest wait list has increased as the Center remains understaffed. NJCU’s Counseling Center on campus has 96 students waiting to see therapists. The Gothic Times reported last month that there were nearly 90 students on the wait list, making it the longest wait list f...

NJCU mourns third student death in less than two weeks

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

Aaliyah Duncan, 21, a COOP resident and management student from Newark, died of sickle cell at home with her family on Dec. 11 according to a university email sent out Wednesday afternoon. This is the third death of an NJCU student within the last week and a half. Francis Clerie, 25, and Georgesette...

NJCU mourns death of two students

Francis

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018

The university community learned of the unrelated deaths of two NJCU students this week. Both students were confirmed by President Sue Henderson to have died from sudden illnesses off-campus.  Francis “Frank” Clerie, 25,  died on Dec. 3. Clerie was a Biology major set to graduate in the spri...

Counseling Center: the highest wait list in NJCU history

Counseling Center: the highest wait list in NJCU history

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

The counseling center on campus has nearly 90 students waiting to see therapists— the longest wait list in the school’s history. NJCU offers free counseling for students who need support and wait lists have been an issue in the past. This fall, the center had already begun a wait list by the third...

NJCU cuts ribbon on Gothic Knights Food Pantry

NJCU cuts ribbon on Gothic Knights Food Pantry

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018

President Sue Henderson, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Jimmy Jung, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Jodi Bailey, Assistant Director of Community Engagement Robert Quinones, and NJCU alumni Rukiya Bluford who will be overseeing the upcoming Community Center's day-to-day operations,...

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