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University Place: A Peek into the Future of NJCU

University Place: A Peek into the Future of NJCU

Erik S. Ordyke, Managing Editor

March 14, 2018

What is it and how does it compare to other colleges/universities? University Place is a vision for NJCU described as “a game changer” by President Sue Henderson. It plans to feature retail shops, a supermarket, public apartments and other buildings upon completion. West Campus Village, a student dormi...

SGO’s New Government Officials Have Been Selected

Diana Sanchez, News Editor

March 1, 2018

The student body has spoken.  NJCU has chosen their new representatives for the 2018-2019 school year. Voting polls officially closed last night and the announcement was sent out at midnight.  A total of 1,564 votes were casted and the elected officials that will represent our student government...

Ambitious West Campus in Progress

Ambitious West Campus in Progress

Diana Sanchez, Op/Ed Editor

November 20, 2017

NJCU’s long-term project, University Place, involves leasing land to developers for four large private residential buildings. These mixed-use buildings will be constructed just off of West Side Avenue near the West Campus Village dorms that opened in 2016.

“Anti-diversity” Fliers Found on Campus

Stephanie Rodriguez, Reporter

November 18, 2017

Last week, flyers with the slogan “It’s Okay to Be White” were discovered in Rossey Hall. The flyers were reported to Public Safety and torn down, but later replaced by new ones. President Sue Henderson sent an official statement via email condemning these “flyers promoting anti-diversity”...

NJCU, a Sanctuary Campus? Drea[me]rs Fight for DACA

Sergio Crespo, president of Drea[me]rs, selling t-shirts that say

Michi Suazo and Diana Sanchez

October 30, 2017

Imagine living in a country you have grown to love and become a part of. A country with opportunities and resources that allows you to become anything you dream of. A country that grants you and your children a bright future. Now envision waking up the next day and hearing the news that you and your...

NJCU Drea[me]rs hold fundraiser to support DACA applicants

NJCU Drea[me]rs hold fundraiser to support DACA applicants

Diana Sanchez, Op/Ed Editor

September 21, 2017

The Drea[mer]’s club is fighting to defeat the insurmountable challenges and risks that the undocumented community are facing: by fighting to stand in support of the undocumented community in light of Trump’s executive order to repeal DACA, which has effected nearly one million people.  

NJCU community gathers in support of Drea[me]rs

Photo Courtesy of Jasmine Shaw.

Michi Suazo, Diana Sanchez, and Monica Sarmiento

September 12, 2017

On Friday, September 8, NJCU Drea[me]rs held two meetings on campus. That morning, students and faculty met to discuss President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Tuition increase despite student objections

STUDENTS SPEAK OUT: Beatriz Villatoro speaking at the Board of Trustees meeting regarding an increase in tuition over the summer. Courtesy of Ruthie Arroyo.

Michi Suazo, Features Editor

September 5, 2017

NJCU’s tuition has increased by 2.9 percent for this academic year. The Board of Trustees voted on the increase during a meeting held this summer. Several students on campus including group members from the Take Back Our Education coalition (which included PEP, the Undoing Racism Committee, AnakBayan NJ,...

Mayor Fulop talks moving Jersey City forward at NJCU

Mayor Fulop talks moving Jersey City forward at NJCU

David Mosca

May 10, 2017

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, along with Councilman Daniel Rivera, appeared at NJCU on Saturday, May 6, to speak with students and residents about economic issues as well as future redevelopment plans and safety in Jersey City. “I like to think that Jersey City is a very special place and we’re...

NJCU Media Students march for art

NJCU Media Students march for art

Monica Sarmiento

May 9, 2017

Students and faculty from NJCU’s Media Arts Department met on Thursday, May 4 to protest the administration’s decision to abruptly suspend applications to the department’s graduate program. Integrated Media Arts Production, IMAP, is the only Media production MFA program in New Jersey.

NJCU Students Support Refugees

NJCU Students Support Refugees

Priscilla Arevalo

March 29, 2017

In late February, several student clubs and organizations came together to coordinate “NJCU Students Supporting Refugees: Open Arms, Open Hearts, Open Doors.”

Dr. Will Guzmán appointed as new Director of Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center

Dr. Will Guzmán appointed as new Director of Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center

Monica Sarmiento, Web Editor

February 9, 2017

Dr. Will Guzmán has joined New Jersey City University as the newly appointed Director of the Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center.

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