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NJ reexamines gun laws as mass shootings continue

Following a wave of mass shootings, like the recent shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Gov. Murphy has reopened discussions on the state’s gun laws. He has made attempts to do so in the past, but they have been unsuccessful. 

FDA lifts hold on Johnson & Johnson vaccine, annual Covid-19 booster shots seem likely

The U.S. has distributed over 200 million vaccines to adults, surpassing President Biden’s pledge to have 100 million doses distributed in the first 100 days. Currently, there are three vaccines for distribution: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The FDA lifted the hold on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 24, however, the vaccine will now come with a warning about the blood clots.

Legislation requiring student debt transparency moving through NJ legislature

Moving through the New Jersey Legislature currently is bill S-1877, which would require institutions of higher education to provide transparency on tuition and fees to prospective and current students.

FSP awards highlight accomplishments of professors, students

In an effort to showcase the valuable contributions that have been made to the First Seminar Program (FSP) within the last two years, four professors were honored at the annual FSP awards on Wednesday, April 21.

SG recognizes four new student organizations, SFB postpones E-board elections

At their weekly meeting on April 21, Student Government (SG) voted to recognize four organizations and heard reports from students on committees to initiate the conclusion of the academic year. The Student Finance Board (SFB) met on the same day and gave an update on their elections.

Commencement ceremonies for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 to be held in person

The College announced plans for in-person commencement ceremonies this spring, the second spring graduation season amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. 

President Foster hosts final panel on authoritarianism and Capitol riots

The College held the last of three virtual panels on April 9 featuring faculty members who discussed political trends surrounding the riots at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The event was the third and final installment of a series of discussions on the insurrection.

The College plans on-campus vaccine event for April 26

The College will be providing 300 Covid-19 vaccines for students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members on campus on April 26, according to an email from Janice Vermeychuk, Director of Student Health Services. This is in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, which also provides Covid-19 testing in the Decker Social Space.

AmIOk hosts “Healing People, Heal People” forum to combat stress, anxiety and trauma

In order to combat these issues and create a safe space within the College’s community, the AmIOk Program hosted a virtual gathering entitled “Healing People, Heal People” on April 14.

Derek Chauvin found guilty in murder of George Floyd, College president releases statement

By McKenzie CollinsInternational Editor Derek Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison after today's monumental verdict, convicting him of both second and third-degree murder,...

SG election results and the debates that got us there

On April 15, students voted using Qualtrics to choose who will represent them in Student Government (SG) in the 2021-22 academic year. Leading up to the election, students spent a week campaigning and SG held two debates for the College community to engage in the process. 

Vaccinations rise in NJ as cases fall

Cases of Covid-19 in New Jersey have begun to decline following the recent rise. New cases in the state had been rising since late February of 2021, according to the New York Times. Across the state, daily cases reached as high as 5,608 new cases on April 1.

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