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.
As of Monday, April 12, administration of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) one-shot adenovirus vaccine used to prevent Covid-19 has been halted in the U.S. after six women experienced blood clots. One woman has died and another is in critical condition, according to The New York Times.
As more students are becoming eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, many colleges are considering requiring the vaccine for students to return for the fall semester. Rutgers University, which has over 71,000 students, was the first school to announce it will require a Covid-19 vaccine for all students enrolled for fall 2021. According to NPR, over a dozen colleges have followed and announced the same requirement.
Trigger Warning: the following article discusses sexual assault.
Every 73 seconds, an American is assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).
As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this moment could be used to stress a topic that, when understood, could save someone’s life.
In response to a growing number of mass shooting incidents, President Joe Biden discussed his plan to take executive actions against acts of gun violence in a speech in the Rose Garden on April 8. Biden called on members of Congress to join him in his efforts to bring gun control laws.
On April 7, the “Man Up and Talk About It” forum provided a 90-minute dialogue for students to discuss men’s mental health, stigmas surrounding the topic and what society can do to address these issues impacting the campus community. The event was presented by Student Government (SG), Delta Epsilon Psi, Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Upsilon Lambda (LUL), Men of Excellence, Phi Alpha Delta and co-sponsored by nine other student organizations.