Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Campus to fully reopen in fall, Covid-19 added to list of required vaccines

In a major step toward normalcy in the Covid-19 pandemic, the College will be returning to in-person operations in the fall 2021 semester, President Kathryn Foster announced in a campus-wide email.  

Ungraded option offered by College for one class

According to the policy, “Submission of the Ungraded Option form must be completed by April 16, 2021. Exceptional circumstances for submissions after that date will be handled on a case-by-case basis no later than May 7th, 2021 with requests.”

The 63rd Grammy Awards stand out in event history — and it’s not due to Covid-19

In a year of event cancelations, the 63rd Grammy Awards gave new meaning to ‘the show must go on.’

Q&A with President Foster: mitigating Covid-19 spread, the future of campus life

When President Foster announced the hybrid return to campus for the spring on Oct. 29, she described “two truisms: that we are near-certain to have cases of Covid-19 on campus in spring, and that we can minimize the number, spread, and implications of these cases.” 

Spring-Flex Covid-19 begins with 29 cases, 13 on campus

Twenty-nine students have tested positive for Covid-19 as the first week of the Spring-Flex plan is underway, 13 of which are on-campus students, according to contact tracing coordinator Rafia Siddiq.

Blocked by the president: how one alumnus got under Trump’s skin

For a moment, on his flight aboard Air Force One from Puerto Rico to Washington D.C., President Trump’s focus wasn’t on rebuilding after Hurricane Maria — it was on blocking a student from The College of New Jersey on Twitter.

Investigation confirms student involvement in off-campus parties as Covid-19 cases spike

On Aug. 19, open containers and two kegs were sprawled across a parking lot. Music blared throughout the property and into the homes of neighbors. No cases were yet confirmed by the College. 

F.O.M.O is the spark. Covid-19 is the fire

You only get one four-year shot at the college experience. But Covid-19, the subtly spread virus that has masked the face of a self-absorbed society, just doesn’t care.

Covid-19 cases among students rise to 51, College says

Fifty-one students have tested positive for Covid-19 with all but five living in off-campus housing, according to Rafia Siddiq, the contact tracing coordinator for the College.

Nine students residing in off-campus houses test positive for Covid-19

The College has confirmed nine positive cases of Covid-19 among students living in off-campus houses in the Ewing area, according to Dave Muha, the associate vice president of communications, marketing and brand management, in an interview with The Signal. 

The first week back: what to expect in the digital classroom

While students packed their bags on March 11, the Friday before spring break, College officials imagined a return to campus three weeks later.  The virus had other plans.

Incoming freshmen receive backlash over petition calling for sports, activities in fall

Incoming freshmen are rallying around a petition advocating for the College’s sports team to resume in the fall semester. This came after President Foster’s announcement that all extracurricular activities will be canceled for the upcoming semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.

College makes temporary policy changes, allows fundraising for Black Lives Matter movement

While police brutality is resonating with many after the murder of George Floyd, student organizations have felt halted in their attempts to fundraise for Black Lives Matter due to a College policy prohibiting charitable fundraising without Student Finance Board oversight. The College has responded with an expedited approval process.

College provides financial relief to students through CARES Act

As direct deposits began hitting bank accounts, working-class Americans let out a sigh of relief. College students claimed as dependents, however, were excluded from the immediate federal aid.

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