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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.