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Quick Takes are current brief updates on legislative and policy issues being followed by NJASCU.

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New Jersey City University (NJCU) Receives Grant to Address Tobacco Use on Campus

May 23, 2018

NJCU announced its plan to join a national movement to address smoking and tobacco use at college campuses throughout the United States. NJCU will ask students, faculty and administration to support the adoption of a 100 percent smoke- or tobacco-free policy.

Over the next 17 months, NJCU will engage the campus community to address tobacco use. A taskforce will be formed to oversee the project, assess tobacco use behavior and attitudes, identify a treatment plan for current smokers and develop a policy. Two students will develop and lead educational efforts to build a movement to become a tobacco-free campus.

NJCU’s efforts are part of a growing trend to clean the air on campuses. Currently, more than 2,100 higher education institutions in the United States have gone smoke- or tobacco-free.

NJCU was one of 18 minority-serving institutions and community colleges that will receive funds and technical support from Truth Initiative®, the nation’s largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. Over the past three years, Truth Initiative has partnered with 135 colleges, reaching more than 1.2 million students and 275,000 faculty and staff across 35 states.

“With 99 percent of smokers starting before age 26, college campuses are critical platforms for preventing young adults from starting tobacco use, aiding those current tobacco users in quitting and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke for all,” said Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative. “We are looking forward to supporting NJCU’s efforts to make smoking and tobacco use a thing of the past.”  Read more.

New York Times Editorial: Four-Year Degree Absolutely Needed

David Leonhardt
NYTimes.com
May 18, 2018 

“You hear people say, ‘Well, a four-year degree isn’t needed,’” Connie Ballmer, the philanthropist and wife of the former Microsoft C.E.O. Steve Ballmer, recently told me.

“But then if you turn to them and say, ‘What do you want for your child?’ they wouldn’t dream of not having their kid go to a four-year college,” she continued. “they said it’s not needed – but they need it.”

Ballmer is right. The boomlet of skepticism about college comes disproportionately from upper-middle-class people who have the luxury of airing hypothetical concerns about education, without having to worry that their own children will be influenced by them. Yet, the misplaced skepticism can do real damage to poor and working-class teenagers who hear it and take it seriously.

The evidence remains overwhelming. College is the single most reliable path to the middle class and beyond. No, it doesn’t guarantee a good life. Nothing does. But earning a good living without a college degree today is difficult.

College graduates earn vastly more and are far more likely to be employed. They live longer, are more likely to be married and are more satisfied on average with their lives. These relationships appear to be at least partly casual, too. If you want more details, you can read some of my previous columns or dig into a long trail of academic studies. Read more.

U.S. Senator Cory Booker Tells Kean University’s Class of 2018 to Find Power in Kindness
May 17, 2018

In a commencement ceremony filled with emotion and personal stories, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a self-proclaimed “Jersey boy,” called on the graduating class of Kean University to lead with love.

The university conferred 2,940 bachelor’s degrees to a diverse group of students on Thursday, May 17 at Prudential Center in Newark.

“You are powerful,” Senator Booker said. “Make that choice to show up and tell your truth with your actions and your deeds. Don’t speak to your kindness, show it. Don’t preach your religion, show it. Don’t just sing songs about your love, live that love every day.”

Senator Booker told the graduates that small acts of kindness and courage have a ripple effect, noting that a lawyer who helped his family overcome housing discrimination in Bergen County in the 1960s was motivated by the individuals on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama.

“If you love, love, love in small acts every day, I promise that you will change this world,” Senator Booker said. “It is not just a calling. It is not just a slogan. It is your destiny. Class of 2018, I am in awe of you. May you live your power and your truth and your love every day.”

Kean President Dawood Farahi, PhD, awarded Booker the Kean Medal, the University’s highest honor.  Read more.

Commencement News: NJCU to Graduate 1,935 on May 22 at Prudential Center
May 14, 2018

New Jersey City University (NJCU) will award 1,935 graduate and undergraduate degrees at its commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 22. Degrees will be conferred at one ceremony, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. The ceremony can be viewed live at [njcu.edu/gradlive].

An honorary doctorate will be presented to the Honorable Jose L. Linares, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey – Newark Vicinage. [See bio sketch below.]

The Presidential Medallion will be awarded to Bob Delaney, legendary National Basketball Association (NBA) referee and NBA Cares Ambassador who built a distinguished career as one of the NBA’s highest-rated crew chiefs. [See bio sketch below.]

Upon learning that Mr. Delaney will receive the NJCU Presidential Medallion, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver commended Mr. Delaney saying, “Over the last three decades, Bob has set a standard of excellence for NBA referees. From officiating the NBA Finals to training the next generation of NBA officials, everything he does is about leadership, service and integrity. I can’t think of anyone better to receive New Jersey City University’s highest award than someone who always inspires others by leading by example. That is what Bob has done throughout his NBA career.” Read more.

NJ Governor Murphy Transmits Words of Wisdom to Stockton’s Graduates on the Boardwalk
May 14, 2018

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy told the more than 2,000 graduates at Stockton University’s Commencement Friday to be the “doers” who will become the state and nation’s next leaders.

“It is simply not enough to tweet and consider that as actual participation in our cultural, political and social dialogue,” he said to a crowd of some 13,000 graduates and guests in Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. “In these times, perhaps more than ever in our history, we need doers of deeds, not people who take their comfort in lobbing memes from their smartphones.”

Friday was the second commencement in Boardwalk Hall and the first that combined the graduates from summer and fall 2017, as well as spring 2018.

Gov. Murphy said he welcomes this generation of graduates as they take their place of leadership. He said upheaval is part of change and moving forward, but they can all make a difference in their chosen careers.

“Your generation is showing that it is ready to lead,” he said, citing young people involved in gun safety, political campaigns and entrepreneurial business ventures. Read more.


Kean is Offering Eight New Programs for New Fall Semester 2018
May 3, 2018

Kean University is expanding its academic offerings with eight new undergraduate and graduate-level programs that will be introduced in Fall 2018.

The new programs include a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, a PhD in Counseling and Supervision, as well as a master’s-level special education program and five bachelor’s degree programs in pre-law, business and the health fields.

“We know our students want successful careers after they graduate and our goal is to help them succeed,” said Dawood Farahi, PhD, president of Kean University. “These new programs will set them on a path to excel in a wide variety of growing fields.”

The new academic programs at Kean University are:

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • PhD Counseling and Supervision
  • MA Special Education, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Option
  • BS Community Health Education
  • BA Therapeutic Recreation
  • BA Psychology, Forensic Psychology Option
  • BA History, Pre-Law Option
  • BS Management, Human Resources Management Option
Read more.

William Paterson is First Institution in New Jersey to Support Reverse Transfer Initiative Granting Associate Degrees to Community College Transfer Students
May 9, 2018

William Paterson University (WPU) is the first New Jersey state institution to join the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Reverse Transfer Initiative, which allows students to take credits from their four-year institution and apply them to their community college degree.

“We look forward to streamlining the reverse transfer process and assisting our community college partners in awarding more associate degrees to students,” says Patrick Noonan, director of Transfer Programs and Special Sessions at William Paterson.

Transferring credits from the university level to the local community college has an array of advantages. Students may be able to finish their associate degree while they are pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

William Paterson has signed Reverse Transfer Agreements with seven community colleges: Bergen Community College, County College of Morris, Mercer County Community College, Passaic County Community College, Raritan Valley Community College, Union County College and Warren County Community College.  Read more.

Ramapo Appoints New Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
May 1, 2018

The Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Stefan Becker as the college’s next provost/vice president of Academic Affairs, effective
July 1, 2018.

“Dr. Becker brings to Ramapo a distinguished record in teaching, scholarship and administrative leadership as well as an impeachable enthusiasm for the mission, values and pillar of our college,” said Ramapo President Peter P. Mercer. “I look forward to working together with campus constituents in the weeks ahead to ensure that his transition in leadership advances thoughtfully.”

Dr. Becker comes to Ramapo from Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, New York, where he served most recently as vice provost for Academic Programs as well as professor of Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences. Previously he taught at the Graduate Center of CUNY in New York City and the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Prior to that, he was a full-time researcher and lecturer of geography as Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany.

“What most attracted me to Ramapo was the emphasis on student success,” said Dr. Becker. “I am excited to be joining an institution that values every student as an individual and not just a number.”

He added that he is very impressed with the academic offerings, international programs and focus on preparing students for their lives after college. Read more here.

Kean University Graduate College Commencement: Broadway’s Leslie Odom Jr. to Deliver Address
May 1, 2018

Tony Award-winner and author Leslie Odom, Jr., will be the featured speaker at the Kean University Nathan Weiss Graduate College Commencement at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark.

In 2016, Mr. Odom won the Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical and a Grammy Award for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the Broadway blockbuster musical Hamilton. His book, Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning, published this year, offers motivational stories from his life that have guided his career and inspired him to overcome obstacles to success.

“Hamilton is a cultural phenomenon, in no small part because of the outstanding performance of Leslie Odom, Jr.,” said Dawood Farahi, PhD, Kean University president. “Throughout his career, in college and as an actor, Mr. Odom has demonstrated commitment, perseverance and excellence, qualities that Kean asks its students and graduates to bring to bear in all that they do.”

Mr. Odom will deliver the commencement address and give a brief performance before nearly 700 Nathan Weiss Graduate College students and their guests. Also at the commencement, he will be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Nathan Weiss Graduate College offers six doctoral degree programs and more than 60 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications.
Read more here.

Ramapo College Commencement: Congressman Gottheimer to Deliver Address
May 1, 2018

Ramapo College of New Jersey has announced that Congressman Josh Gottheimer will give the keynote address at the college’s 2018 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Prudential Center in Newark. President Peter P. Mercer will present 1,434 students to Board of Trustee Chair, William F. Dator, to confer their degrees.

Congressman Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District in the northernmost part of the state, which includes parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee where he works on three subcommittees: the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investments Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, and the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee.

Congressman Gottheimer was raised in North Caldwell, the son of a preschool teacher and a small business owner. He graduated from West Essex High School before attending the University of Pennsylvania, later becoming a Thouron Fellow at Oxford, and then attended Harvard Law School. After finishing college, he went on to work in the Clinton White House as one of the youngest presidential speechwriters in history.

Also during the ceremony, Nicholas C. and Susan A. Vallario of Upper Saddle River will be presented with honorary degrees in recognition of their tremendous service and commitment to the college. Mr. and Mrs. Vallario currently serve as the honorary chairs of the College’s Campaign Cabinet for the new Learning Commons. Ms. Vallario also serves as vice chair of the Ramapo Board of Trustees and is a member of the Ramapo Foundation Board of Governors.  Read more here.

Mobile Business Cards App Wins Kean Business Plan Competition
April 27, 2018

Two Kean University business students took first place at Kean University’s annual Business Plan Competition, which offers $10,000 in overall prize money to student entrepreneurs who successfully pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, in Shark Tank fashion.

The Miron Student Center Little Theatre was crowded with onlookers on Thursday, April 12 as senior Jenny Caruso and junior Michael Kapotis won $3,000 for their business idea, E Cards, a mobile business card management system.

Mr. Kapotis was inspired to develop the app when, at an industry conference, he ran out of business cards, a critical networking tool for any professional.

“Why don’t we have an app on our phone not only to expedite, but to innovate this whole process of the business card?” he thought. From that experience came the creation of a platform to store, exchange and customize business cards from the convenience of a cell phone.

Kean President Dawood Farahi, PhD, offered words of encouragement to the 10 finalists chosen to present their ideas at the competition, out of the more than 120 business plans submitted for consideration.

“People who think, always outsmart those who don’t. People who plan, always outperform those who don’t,” he said. “If you have it, share it, and if you receive it, pay it forward.”  Read more here.

Ramapo College Vocal Ensemble Performs at Lincoln Center
April 26, 2018

We’ve all heard the old joke:
Question: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Answer: Practice, Practice, Practice

Putting a modern twist on the joke:
Question: How do you get to Lincoln Center?
Answer: First stop at Ramapo College of New Jersey

Ramapo College of New Jersey’s vocal ensemble CantaNOVA recently participated in a special event at David Geffren Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Led by Director Dr. Lisa Lutter, CantaNOVA was invited to join other area choristers to form the Distinguished Concerts Singers International, a choir of distinction. The concert and three-day immersion experience highlighted the music of renowned composer Eric Whitacre who led the experience.

Twenty-one voices – 15 current students and six alumni – participated in the event, which featured 11 works by Whitacre. Sophomore Jesse Hann performed a baritone solo in a piece titled “Cloudburst” which was Whitacre’s first big success and remains one of his most celebrated works, according to Dr. Lutter.

CantaNOVA performs mostly a cappella and contemporary music but also enjoys other styles including classical, jazz and more. The mixed-voice ensemble performs throughout the region.

“CantaNOVA received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of their audition recording,” said Dr. Jonathan Griffith, artistic director and principal conductor for Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY). “These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but also become ambassadors for the entire community.” 

Dr. Kathryn A. Foster Named TCNJ’s 16th President
March 27, 2018

Dr. Kathryn A. Foster, a New Jersey native, is returning home from Maine where she served as president of University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), to become the 16th president of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). She will officially begin in the position on July 1.

“In Dr. Foster, we have found the ideal person to lead our college,” said TCNJ Board Chairman Jorge Caballero. “She is an accomplished academic leader with a passion for public education. She embodies our values and brings visionary leadership, a strong academic perspective, and long-range strategic planning skills that will continue to position TCNJ for the future as a national exemplar.”

“I am honored and humbled by the trust the board has placed in me,” said Dr. Foster. “TCNJ is an exceptional place with the highest standards and deeply rooted values that mirror my own. I look forward to working with its talented, wise, and dedicated community, from whom I will learn and with whom I will enjoy serving to advance this exceptional college.”  Read more.

William Paterson University Names a New President:  Dr. Richard Helldobler

 March 9, 2018 

Dr. Richard J. Helldobler, interim president of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois, has been appointed the eighth president of William Paterson University in Wayne after a nationwide search. His appointment is effective July 1, 2018.

"Dr. Helldobler's career has been committed to public higher education and to the academic and personal achievements of students," says Fred Gruel, chair of the William Paterson University Board of Trustees. "As we learned from his visit with us, he has a strong background as an academician, having served as a faculty member, dean, academic vice president, and president, and we are delighted that he will be bringing his expertise and leadership to William Paterson University.

"I am truly honored to be joining the William Paterson community as its next president. I look forward to working with the students, faculty, and staff as we continue to strengthen the academic legacy of William Paterson University by educating the next generation of leaders in New Jersey, the region, and the nation," said Dr. Helldobler. "My visit to William Paterson certainly proved it is a very special place, and I am sure my admiration for the institution will only deepen as we get to know each other better, and together continue the great work currently taking place at the University." 

Dr. Helldobler has served as interim president at Northeastern Illinois University since July 2016. Under his leadership, Northeastern Illinois completed a successful capital campaign, the College of Business and Management earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and Northeastern's Higher Learning Commission's accreditation was reaffirmed for a ten-year period. Prior to his appointment as president, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs, overseeing all matters related to academics, including the oversight of four colleges, the library, admissions, recruitment, and other areas.  Read more.

2018 Quick Takes

NJCU Celebrates Its Renovated and Expanded Science Building - April 23, 2018
NJCU Music Department Receives Prestigious Honor from Si-Yo Music Society Foundation - April 11, 2018
State Public Bank Would be good for New Jersey According to Hughes Center Report - April 10, 2018
Stockton University to Sell the Seaview Hotel & Golf Club - April 9, 2018

William Paterson Events in April Highlight Excellence of Research and Scholarship Initiatives - April 9, 2018

Thomas Edison State University Fills Position of Chief of Staff/Board Secretary - April 5, 2018

Lesniak Institute at Kean Hosts its Inaugural Event: “Youth Against Gun Violence: Keep the Movement Going” - April 4, 2018

Rutgers Associate Athletic Director Will Become NJCU’s Associate VP and Director of Athletics - March 29, 2018Second Annual “No Hate” Town Hall at Kean University to Explore Injustice, Poverty and Racism in New Jersey - March 14, 2018

William Paterson University Graduation Will Feature Keynote Address from WCBS-TV Anchor Kristine Johnson - March 7, 2018

NJCU New Jersey 50 Index Issues an Economic Report Card - March 6, 2018

William Paterson’s Radio Station Named the Best College Radio Station - March 6, 2018

William Paterson Communications Professor Goes for a Gold in Researching the Role of Social Media at the 2018 Winter Olympics - March 1, 201


A Conversation with NJ Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Chair of the Assembly Science, Innovation, and Technology Committee - February 23, 2018

NJCU and Jersey City – Perfect Together in Ethnic Diversity and Excellence  February 23, 2018

COMMENCEMENT NEWS:  Stockton’s 2018 Commencement at Boardwalk Hall will Feature Governor Phil Murphy February 21,2018

Kean University Scientist, Designers Suppoort Portable Operating Room Project - February 20, 2018

NJCU Celebrates Black History Month with Its Gil Noble Collection of Legendary Programs from WABC-TV’s Pioneering Public Affairs Series, ‘Like It Is’ - February 15, 2018

Journalist Bob Woodward to Kick Off New Distinguished Lecture Series at Kean University - February 14, 2018

Former NJASCU Executive Director Michael Klein is Honored by William Paterson University Board of Trustees - February 9, 2018

Montclair State University and The College of New Jersey Partner in the James P. Fox Memorial Fund Mentoring Initiative - The James P. Fox Memorial Fund Launches Two Initiatives to Cultivate Public Sector Careers - February 1, 2018

Ramapo College Board of Trustees Extends President Mercer’s Term to 2021 - February 1, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch Speaks at Stockton University about Upholding America’s Founding Principles - January 24, 2018

Ramapo Receives a Million Dollar Grant to Provide Recovery Housing and a Comprehensive Drug-Recovery Program - January 24, 2018

TCNJ Launches Speech Pathology and Audiology Major - January 22, 2018

William Paterson Launches the Nation’s First Graduate Degree in Professional Sales for Working Executives - January 21, 2018

2017 Quick Takes

Merodie A. Hancock Selected as President of Thomas Edison State University - December 20, 2017

Stockton to Offer Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Atlantic City Campus - December 18, 2017

William Paterson Professor is Lead Researcher in an Infant Mortality Study that Proves State Mandated Screening Policies Reduce Infant Deaths - December 5, 2017

Legislative Office of NJ Assemblyman Dan Benson Mentors Kean University STEM Major - December 4, 2017

William Paterson University Jazz Studies Director Bill Charlap Nominated for 2017 Grammy Award - November 29, 2017

Stockton’s Hughes Center Honors NJ Leaders Renowned for Civility; Joe Biden Gives Keynote - November 13, 2017

NJCU Stepped Up to Support Residents of Hurricane Devastated Areas: Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Houston - November 13, 2017

William Paterson University Signs Agreement with American College of Dubai to Pursue Cooperative Academic Goals - November 8, 2017

TCNJ Opens New State-of-the-Art STEM Building, Chemistry Addition, and Forum - October 13, 2017

What is a College Degree Worth?  This commentary by Stockton President Harvey Kesselman appeared in the Courier-Post.  October 6, 2017

Kean University and Middlesex County College Sign Joint Admissions Agreement - October 4, 2017

William Paterson University Celebrates Preakness Hall Renovation Project - September 29, 2017

Stockton Registers a Five Percent AY 2017 Enrollment Increase Over AY 2016 - September 22, 2017

Thomas Edison Honors Its Retiring President with his Name on a New Building  - September 20, 2017

Kean University Inspires Dialog on Race and Justice Through an Oral History Project - September 18, 2017

Stockton President Responds to Richard Stockton Controversy on Campus - August 28, 2017

William Paterson University President Kathleen Waldron to Retire at End of 2017-2018 Academic Year - August 22, 2017

Stockton Reaches Beyond Atlantic City to Connect with Panama in a Language Training Initiative - August 15, 2017

A Little Research Reveals a Lot of Research at NJASCU Schools - July 17, 2017

TCNJ’s Barbara Gitenstein Will Retire in June 2018, After 19 Years as President - July 11, 2017

Stockton Receives Additional 168 State-Funded Positions for Atlantic City Campus - July 7, 2017

Historic Kean University Celebrates Immigrants as They Make History as New Citizens - July 7, 2017

Dr. Henry Pruitt, Jr., Serving on William Paterson University Board for 33 Years, Retires and is Named Trustee Emeritus - June 19, 2017

Kean’s New College of Liberal Arts Shines Spotlight on Developing Critical Thinking Skills - June 19, 2017

Thomas Edison State University President Pruitt is Retiring after 35 Years of Service to the University - June 8, 2017

Stockton is Responding to Big Data in a Big Way – a New Master’s in Data Science and Strategic Analytics - June 8, 2017

Decline in Number of NJ High School Grads Seeking College Degree Should be Alarming for New Jersey Leaders - Column by Darryl Greer appeared as an op-ed in NJSpotlight.com - June 2, 2017

Stockton Rated in Top 25 in Nation by Student Loan Report for Financial Aid to First Year Students - June 2, 2017

Kean Industrial Design Students Gain Fame by Growing New Products with Mushroom® Materials - May 23, 2017

Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park Takes Off - May 16, 2017

Stockton's President to Help Formulate a New National Statement on Shared Governance - April 28, 2017

NJASCU CEO Michael Klein Leads a Discussion about State Support of Higher Education Institutions - April 21, 2017

Stockton University Breaks Ground on its $178 Million Atlantic City Residential Campus as Part of Atlantic City's Gateway Project - April 20, 2017

Recession is Long Gone, So Where's the Money for NJ Colleges? - April 13, 2017

NJCU Presidential Speaker Series Features Renowned Biologist Dr. Bonnie Bassler - April 12, 2017

An Interview with Mike Klein- Starving the Beast, Endangering the Future - April 6, 2017

Stockton Poll Finds that New Jersey Residents Give Low Marks to Trump Administration So Far - April 5, 2017

Barbara Harmon-Francis Articulates Passionate Support for NJ Educational Opportunity Fund Program - March 21, 2017

William Paterson University Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its Nursing Program - March 20, 2017

NJCU Launches Master's Degree in Business Analytics and Data Science - March 17, 2017

Kean University Introduces Minor in Sustainability Sciences - March 16, 2017

Montclair State Receives $1.1 Million NSF Grant for Innovative Teacher Training Program - March 6, 2017

WPU is a "WilliamPaterson Safe" Campus for Immigrants Regardless of Immigration Status - March 5, 2017

Stockton Poll Finds Strong Distrust of News Media Among New Jersey Adults - March 6, 2017

NJCU is Chosen for Participation in National Initiative on Student Success - February 21, 2017

Op-Ed:  Deepening Our Commitment to Public Purposes of Higher Ed - Kathleen Waldron - February 16, 2017

NJCU Launches Master's Degree in Business Analytics and Data Science - February 2, 2017

Stockton University to Host First 'StockHack' on February 18-19 - January 31, 2017

Kudos to Mercer County Leaders on Educational Attainment - January 20, 2017

Give Us a Break - N.J. Tax Breaks Total at Least $23.5 Billion, According to Stockton's Public Policy Center - January 2017

2016 Quick Takes

Kean University Student-Athlete Invited to Major League Soccer Scouting Event - December 21, 2016

Guest Column:  The Importance of Institutional Researchers to Policymaking - Michael Klein - December 1, 2016

William Paterson Senior is a First Place Winner in the National Sales Challenge at WPU - December 1, 2016

Stockton Students Win Honors at National Model United Nations Event in Japan - November 30, 2016

William Paterson University Jazz Series Features Alumnus Justin Kauflin - November 17, 2016

Stockton Faculty Research:  Civics Lessons in College Could Increase Political Participation - November 17, 2016

NJ Higher Education Policy Expert Questions Poll Findings About College Value - November 14, 2016

Stockton Expands Health Science Program in Ocean County - November 14, 2016

William Paterson University President Waldron Inspires All to Exercise the Precious Right to Vote - November 7, 2016

Stockton Poll Puts Clinton Ahead of Trump in New Jersey and Indicates Thumbs Down to Casino Expansion - October 7, 2016

William Paterson University Has Civic Engagement in its DNA - October 6, 2016

Making College Affordable Through Generosity:  WPU Receives $200,000 in Scholarship Money from Give Back Foundation - September 29, 2016

Stockton Celebrates Its Roots, Trunk and Branches with the Inauguration of President Harvey Kesselman - September 26, 2016

Kean University Researchers Use Augmented Reality to Recreate Historic Event - September 27, 2016

Kean Ocean Celebrates 10 Years of a Successful Academic Partnership - September 27, 2016

Ramapo's Krame Center for Mindful Living Partners with UMass Medical School's Center for Mindfulness - September 21, 2016

Stockton University Receives Prestigious National Award for Sustainability - September 20, 2016

NJCU Launches Center for the Arts as a Creative Umbrella - September 8, 2016

Kean Psy.D. Program Gets Prestigious Accreditation - August 30, 2016

New Documentary on Paterson and Its People by William Paterson University Professor Vincent Parrillo Will Air on NJTV - August 30, 2016

International Educator Ed Petkus is Ramapo's New Dean of Business School - August 20, 2016

Thomas Edison State University Executive Receives Prestigious Honor from NJBiz - August 17, 2016

The Noyes Museum of Art Becomes Part of Stockton University - August 17, 2016

Stockton MS in Communication Disorders Earns Five-Year Accreditation - August 11, 2016

Research from WPU Professor Reveals Blatant Health Violation at Majority of NYC Nail Salons - August 9, 2016

Stockton Plans Art Exhibit on Economic Inequality - August 4, 2016

Stockton Receives $380,000 Federal Grant for Brain Research - August 1, 2016

Ramapo College Recognized for Innovative Student Retention Initiative - July 28, 2016

Kean University to Launch Three New Master's Degree Programs - July 28, 2016

Newark Black Film Festival Honors Legacy of NJCU Professor Lee Hagan - July 28, 2016

Kean University Aluma Leaves $1.7 Million Posthumous Gift - Millions More May be Forthcoming - July 25, 2016

NJCU Names Interim Dean as Business School's Founding Dean - July 21, 2016

Artwork of Kean Professor is Featured in Smithsonian Museum Exhibit, Washington DC - July 20, 2016

NJCU Appoints a Transformative Leader as Dean of Its College of Arts and Sciences - July 20, 2016

Ramapo College Wins National Grant to Support the Jane Addams Papers Project - July 7, 2016

Kean University Cybersecurity Center Hosts Its Inaugural Event on Ransomware - June 28, 2016

Stockton President Outlined Stockton's Atlantic City Campus Plans at Alliance for Action Event - June 8, 2016

New Jersey City University and NJTV Announce Broadcasting Partnership - June 7, 2016

Stockton Hughes Center Research:  Demographic Profile of NJ Legislature Remains Basically Unchanged - and Unrepresentative of Constituents - May 31, 2016

William Paterson University Music Professor Mixes It Up with Art and Athleticism - May 27, 2016

New Jersey City University Hosts Prestigious International Business Conference, June 3-4, 2016 - May 16, 2016

Darryl G. Greer, Higher Education Strategic Information and Governance (HESIG) Symposium May 9, 2016

Kean University Honors 2016 Distinguished Alumni - May 9, 2016

WPU Professor Robin Schwartz Honored with 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship for Distinguished Accomplishment in Photography - April 11, 2016

Captain Mark Kelly and Entrepreneur Brandon Stanton are Commencement Speakers for Kean University April 8, 2016

Darryl Greer at Stockton's Hughes Center Authors "Measuring College Outcomes" based on a Poll of Recent College Graduates - April 1, 2016

Terrorism Expert Speaking at Stockton on Eve of Terror in Belgium  Urges Moderating Political Rhetoric - March 22, 2016

WPU Commits to a National Campaign to Advance Women Leaders in Higher Education - March 18, 2016 

Montclair State University Meets Criteria of a "Hispanic-Serving Institution" - March 10, 2016

Stockton University Takes on a Prominent Voice in TED Talks Initiative - March 4, 2016

William Paterson University Explores the Complexity of Humans and Nature Coexisting with One Another - March 4, 2016

New Jersey City University Offers Debt-Free Promise Program for New Jersey Residents with Family Incomes of $60,000 or Less - February 23, 2016

Thomas Edison State University Makes Creative Collaboration the Basis of a Quality, Affordable, Dual-Admission Nursing (BSN) Program - February 22, 2016 

Stockton University's Hughes Centers Enlightens Homeowners on the Risks of Reverse Mortgages - February 17, 2016 

Stockton President Harvey Kesselman Receives National Recognition for "Giving Back" to his Campus and Community -

February 16, 2016

Montclair State University Earns Research Doctoral University Designation from Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education - February 2, 2016 

Stockton University and New Jersey City University are the only New Jersey Institutions Selected for AASCU's New Project to Redesign Students' First-Year College Experience - February 2, 2016 

Thomas Edison State University Launches its First Doctoral Program - January 28, 2016 

Stockton Pursues Significant Higher Education Initiatives in Atlantic City and on the Galloway Campus, Thanks to Showboat Sale and Other Fiscal Developments - January 21, 2016 

William Paterson University Opens $40 Million Health Sciences Education Academic Building - January 13, 2016 

Thomas Edison State College Makes the Grade - and Becomes a University - January 11, 2016 



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