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Yearly Archives: 2020

What the Covid-19 vaccine means for the future of the pandemic

Eleven months after the first Covid-19 case was reported in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two vaccines. While vaccinations are a promising step forward in the fight against the virus, they do not promise a quick return to pre-pandemic life.

‘Mandalorian’ Season 2 recaptures the essence of ‘Star Wars’

Ever since Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, “Star Wars” has largely been marked by a build up of excitement, followed — almost always — by a crushing letdown. With “The Mandalorian,” Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have recaptured the very essence of “Star Wars,” telling their story with the kind of love and passion that was so sorely lacking in the Sequel Trilogy. 

Spring ‘Flex’ update: how are students feeling?

As the virtual fall semester comes to a close, students are left wondering what the future holds for them on the College campus. A start to the Spring Flex plan was outlined in October, but an email from President Foster yesterday aimed to clarify outstanding questions.

Gov. Murphy takes stance on potential Covid-19 shutdown in New Jersey

Over the course of the last nine months, the unyielding grips of the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted nearly everyone across the planet, and the state of New Jersey is no exception. 

White House aide Jared Kushner meets with Saudi Arabia and Qatar

White House aide and son-in-law to President Trump, Jared Kushner, is taking a step on behalf of the Trump administration to maintain a diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia. Their initial meeting in Qatar was arranged with the intent to end the current dispute within the Middle East. 

Campus and alumni activists attend 2020 Women’s Leadership Summit

The School of Business hosted its tenth annual Women’s Leadership Summit via Zoom on Nov. 11. Students, faculty, alumni and other interested parties were invited to convene and discuss social constructs and a variety of topics relating to their experiences both within and separate from the workplace.

College decides against ungraded option, extends withdrawal period

After a challenging semester spent online in the midst of a raging pandemic, the College, despite a Change.org petition that has garnered nearly 2,000 signatures, reaffirmed its position today against an ungraded option for the fall 2020 semester. 

Lyric Theatre presents virtual musical ‘Songs from a New World’

The College’s Lyric Theatre performed Jason Robert Brown’s “Songs From a New World” from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7 through a virtual streaming service, anywhereseat.com. The original words and lyrics were transformed into a story referencing social justice, Covid-19, and the chaos surrounding the current societal climate.

SG gives input on pass/fail option for fall 2020, unrecognized student orgs

Dr. Tracy Kress, an associate professor of biology and chair of the Committee on Academic Programs, attended the Student Government (SG) General Body meeting on Dec. 2 to report and hear recommendations on the committee’s upcoming decision on whether the spring 2020 pass/fail policy should be implemented for the fall 2020 semester.

Virtual Showcase reflects dedication of College choirs and bands

The Virtual Showcase for the College’s Fall 2020 Ensembles streamed live on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. through the School of Arts and Communication’s Facebook and Youtube accounts, illuminating the perseverance and creativity of the music department through an unusual semester.

Freshmen reflect on first virtual semester at the College

On a humid August morning, incoming freshmen at the College opened their emails to find a long-awaited message from President Foster. In the midst of the pandemic, the College chose to follow a remote-only learning path, enacting strict regulations and preventing students from attending class in person.

College alumna turned ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant ponders ‘Who is Alex Trebek?’

“This consummate host was welcomed into American homes for 37 years,” asked Christine O'Donnell, an alumna of the College and former “Jeopardy!” contestant. The answer: “who is Alex Trebek?”

SG discuss College’s privacy policy regarding students and staff

Student Government (SG) gave feedback on Wednesday, Nov. 18, regarding a new proposal by the Committee on Student and Campus Community (CSCC) about the College’s privacy policy. 

Making sense of the 2020 election: College professor weighs in

The 2020 presidential election was a pivotal moment in the history of the nation, especially for those on the threshold of adulthood.

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