Messina, now retired and serving a second term on the Ewing Township Board of Education, spent 26 years as a law enforcement officer. During that time, he said he watched gang activity explode across New Jersey’s urban centers. That is why the College’s Student New Jersey Education Association (SNJEA) reached out to Messina, who lectured in room 115 of the Education Building on the evening of Wednesday, April 20.
Alumnus James Queally (’09) found out on Monday, April 18, that he and the staff of the Los Angeles Times were being awarded the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news coverage. The staff won the honor for the newspaper’s coverage of the San Bernardino shootings that took place in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
In this week’s edition of Around the Dorm, the “Ref,” George Tatoris, asks our panel of experts three questions as they play for a championship spot in our Wednesday, May 4, issue: Is the NFL Draft order going to be affected by the Eagles trading up? Can the Washington Capitals keep up their playoff momentum and how should World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstar Chyna be remembered?
The College’s baseball team split their games, going 2-2 against New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) opponents. The Lions pounced on Rutgers University-Camden two days in a row on Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22, winning the games, 6-4 and 4-0, respectively. The team, which is now 26-6 on the season, fell to Ramapo College in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 23.
The College lost twice at home before sweeping a doubleheader on the road against its New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) opponents. On Tuesday, April 19, the Lions failed to catch up with the Stockton University Ospreys’s offense in 8-2 and 2-1 losses. With urgency to win conference matches, they defeated the Kean University Cougars in 3-2 and 2-0 victories on Saturday, April 23.
The schools of Engineering and Science recently co-sponsored a presentation by Columbia University mechanical engineering Professor Hod Lipson in Mayo Concert Hall. On Wednesday, April 20, Lipson spoke to a group of students and faculty at the College about his research on self-aware and self-replicating robots.
Sexual harassment is an issue that affects people around the world, including students at the College. Communication studies Professor Susan Ryan, who serves as the chair of the Committee on Student and Campus Community, organized two open fora to discuss changes to Title IX — a policy that examines sexual assault on campuses and how colleges can address it — and the Student Conduct Code.
On Friday, April 22, TrentonWorks Gallery held its Community Art Exhibition, which featured the artwork of students from the College alongside those of artists from Paul Robeson Elementary School, Trenton Central High School, the Trenton Community A-Team and many more local groups.