Students, faculty and staff can expect an introspective year at the College as three college-wide task forces exploring the role of the professor as a teacher/scholar, the concept of inclusive selectivity in the College's admissions policies, and how the College's campus and facilities are utilized over the summer, according to College President R. Barbara Gitenstein.
This summer, the College was recognized for its efforts to promote diversity on campus by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
The citation is a result of a study of campus diversity initiatives at New Jersey's colleges and universities.
Students and local residents from different age groups came together to discuss Americans' role in the world at a public issues summit hosted by the College last Wednesday night.
The summit differed from others held in the past by touching on international issues rather than focusing solely on local issues.
College President R. Barbara Gitenstein, a member of the New Jersey President's Council, recently voted to ask the state for a $208.6 million increase in higher education funding.
The Council, a 50-member board representing the state's public and private colleges, unanimously approved the increase at the November meeting in New Brunswick.
"Every 15 seconds a woman is abused," Jackie Deitch-Stackhouse, coordinator of the office of Anti-Violence Initiatives, said. "It's important that everybody knows that these issues exist."
In this vein, the College held its first Domestic Violence Awareness Week from Oct. 18 to 22.