Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Jenna Lerro

Greeks denied access to SFB funds

On March 1, the Student Government Association (SGA) voted down a resolution to allow fraternities and sororities to request Student Finance Board (SFB) funding for on-campus events at its general body meeting. The resolution, backed by Eric Pasternack, junior class vice president and member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and Mike Levy, senator of Business and member of Phi Alpha Delta fraternity, requested that SGA "supports a policy that allows Greek letter organizations to file special appropriations with (SFB) for on-campus programming that is non-Rush related.

Campus construction a mix of triumphs and failures

Driving, running or walking around the Metzger Drive loop, students, faculty and prospective students alike are impressed by the recent construction projects here at the College. Along with the New Library that opened in August, there are two sports complexes in late stages of construction.

Murders awaken Trenton/Ewing area to gang problem

In the past week, gang-related violence in Trenton and the surrounding Mercer County community has opened disbelieving eyes to the reality of the gang situation in the area. On March 28, Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer, Mercer County executive Brian Hughes, Trenton police director Joseph Santiago and Mercer County Sheriff Kevin Larkin convened at the mayor's office and held a press conference to address the escalating gang problems in the city.

Collapsed ceiling follows students to new dorm room

Amanda White sat at her desk amid notes, half-written papers and scraps of a cold dinner and felt like the sky was falling down on her. Only it wasn't the sky - it was her ceiling - and this was not her first experience this year with collapsing ceilings. Following winter break, White moved from her original room, 315, on the third floor of Norsworthy Hall where a section of her ceiling collapsed, to another room on the floor, 322, where a similar incident occurred on March 1.

Hanging with the Yankees for a Spring Break vacation

On an overcast day in early March, hoards of die-hard New York fans fled the brutal winter winds and snow-covered hills of the tri-state area and temporarily relocated to Tampa Bay, Fla. Overnight, the tropics of Tampa were transformed into Yankee territory.

Equipment stolen from Bliss

Four video projectors, each worth approximately $4,500, were stolen from Bliss Hall on Feb. 15. Though Campus Police would not specify how the theft is suspected to have occurred, the building is locked through the Optim security system, Ray Nesci, Professional Services Specialist of Campus Police, said.

Trespassing and lewdness reported at ABE

Many students are questioning campus safety after receiving an e-mail from Campus Police on Feb. 14 that reported an incident of trespassing in Allen Residence Hall and another of lewdness on the sidewalk between Ely, Allen and Brewster Residence Halls (ABE) and the library construction area.

Information Technology works with McAfee to eradicate campuswide virus problems

Information Technology (IT) recently released information via voicemail and e-mail informing students, faculty and administrators about virus problems affecting computer and network performance on campus. IT is currently working with McAfee, an antivirus software provider, to resolve the problem.

Facilities repairs roof, defends delayed action

In response to rumors, misinformation and concerns about Norsworthy Hall, the office of Facilities Operations released additional information regarding the collapsed ceiling incident that was reported in last week's Signal. According to Joseph Sullivan, director of Facilities, the plaster repair of the ceiling in room 315 covered an area of 3 feet by 4 feet and was completed on Feb.

Roof collapses on Norsworthy room over Winter Break

Upon returning to their room for the Spring 2005 semester, it appeared to the former residents of Norsworthy Hall room 315 that the College installed a moon roof in their room. On Jan. 16 one of those residents, Amanda White, junior biology major, opened her door as she struggled with an armful of belongings to find a hole in her ceiling and chunks of plaster on her bed.

NCAA chooses McHugh for DIII Management Council

Kevin McHugh, executive director for Student Development and Campus Programs at the College, was recently selected to serve as a member of the NCAA Division III Management Council. McHugh, in his 18th year at the College, will be one of 19 members on the committee representing various geographic regions across the country within Division III sports.

Information Technology to implement print tracking program

PrintSense, a printing tracking program, may quickly become the newest grievance for students at the College. The program, aimed at reducing printing abuses and exercising better environmental practices, may alleviate increases in computing access fees while wasting less paper.

Coalition to attempt SGA reform

Now that the presidential debates have concluded and the 2004 election is continuing to heat up, the College has found itself in a controversial political situation of its own. Within the Student Government Association (SGA), a so-called coalition of some of its members, concerned about student governance on campus, has been established.

Psychology chair featured in Newsweek

National correspondent Daniel McGinn featured the research of the College�s Elizabeth Paul, associate professor and chair of the psychology department, in his Oct. 4 Newsweek article addressing student sexual experiences. The article focused on the growing trend of �hooking up� on college campuses and the long term effects it can have on students.

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