Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Candida DeFonseca

Organization seeks stabilization of Green Farmhouse

The Friends of the William Green Farmhouse seek its immediate stabilization. The house, located between Townhouses South and the baseball field, at 275 years old, is a historic landmark. The two-story structure has been unoccupied since 1980 and has been rapidly deteriorating since.

Professor wins $10,000 grant for research in Tajikistan

Jo Ann Gross, professor of history specializing in the Middle East and Central Asia, received a $10,000 grant to fund research she is conducting in religious shrines in Tajikistan, a Central Asian country. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation proposed the grant to Gross.

SGA: Diversity position up for referendum

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a bill March 2 allowing for a vice president of Equality and Diversity to sit on the Executive Board. Before it can be implemented, however, there must be a referendum of the student body, which means students will vote on whether or not to create the position.

‘Priority’ students still ‘guaranteed housing,’ sophomores can squat in West, Eickhoff

Although yesterday's listing of the first lottery cutoff let some students know whether they can live on campus next year, confusion over the housing process still lingers. A common question is why the coveted privilege of guaranteed housing was changed to priority housing this year, and whether the name change means students with priority housing are still guaranteed a bed on campus.

SGA votes down bill for campaign spending cap

A bill to cap spending on campaigns in the Student Government Association (SGA) was voted down 15-28-1 at last Wednesday's meeting. The Campaign Finance Reform bill, sponsored by senator-at-large Ravi Kaneriva was intended to cap spending for campaigns "to help make the election system more fair and to control for the difference of candidates' socio-economic backgrounds.

Punk band thrills crowd with its emotion and energy

Something Corporate brought their high-energy music and stage show to New Jersey on Jan. 26 and was met with a sold-out crowd. Their show, at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, was energetic, crowd-pleasing and true to SoCo form. Though they mainly played songs from their current album, "North," they did fit in some fan favorites like "Punk Rock Princess" and the show-ending "Hurricane" from an older album.

SGA: New potential requirements outlined for club E-boards

Tim Asher, associate director of Campus Activities, outlined new potential requirements for club executive boards at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting last Wednesday. The office of Campus Activities is reviewing student leadership criteria standards for students who lead campus organizations.

Love it or hate it, the facebook has taken campus by storm

Are you on thefacebook? The College, along with 293 other schools, is part of this Web site. Features include profiles and updatable photos, lists of favorite movies, music and books, "groups," course lists, political views, relationship status and, of course, a list of everyone's friends both at the College and any other facebooked school.

The Race for the White House: College’s students pick their candidate

On Nov. 2, the next president of the United States, either the incumbent George W. Bush or his opponent, Sen. John Kerry, will be chosen. Across the country, as well as the state and even at the College, the campaigns have kicked into high gear. Kevin Kelly, sophomore English major, is one of the College's students getting involved as a member of the Cinnaminson Republican Committee, as an intern for Sen.

Journalism students reports on mock biological attack

A biological agent � the bacteria that causes pneumonic plague � was released at a Rutgers University football game, and 7,000 spectators were exposed to the agent. By the time the state called a press conference, it had already claimed the lives of 200 New Jersey residents.

Voter drives makes it easy to register

In anticipation of the approaching Election Day, Nov. 2, the Student Government Association (SGA) sponsored a voter registration drive last week in Brower Student Center to make it easier for students to register. Every year, SGA's Legal and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a voter registration drive, though with a hotly contested presidential race only six weeks away, voting has become much more of an issue.

E-mail attachments spread viruses through WebMail

"Hi!! =)" Recognize this from your inbox? Whatever you do, don't download the attachment that comes with it. The College has been the victim of a rash of virus e-mails with subject headings such as this, which appear to be from someone you know, or with whom you have class.

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