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Monthly Archives: May 2017

White House’s 2018 Budget Plan Would ‘Devastate’ R&D, Says AAAS CEO Rush Holt

Washington, DC, May 31, 2017 — The double-digit percentage cuts President Donald Trump is proposing in his fiscal 2018 budget plan for science and technology programs would “devastate America’s science and technology enterprise” and weaken the nation’s economic growth, Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), said on May 22.

Pointing to the budget blueprint the White House delivered to Congress Tuesday, Holt said, the plan, if enacted, would make steep cuts to science and technology programs and “negatively affect our nation’s economy and public well-being.”

Holt, a former New Jersey Congressman, cited several agencies and programs facing particularly “severe” cuts. Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology Class of 2017 Urged to Dream Boldly and Lead with Humility at 145th Commencement

Hoboken, NJ, May 31, 2017 — Stevens Institute of Technology commemorated the graduation of more than 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students, the largest in the university’s history, at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus on May 24, 2017.

The milestone day began with the graduate Commencement ceremony in the morning.

Stevens President Nariman Farvardin offered his congratulatory remarks to the more than 1,500 graduate students receiving master’s and doctoral degrees on their remarkable achievements, as well as to the parents, family members, friends and faculty who were instrumental to their successes. Continue reading

Rutgers Poll Shows Neighborhood Satisfaction Differs Depending on Race and Income

New Brunswick, NJ, May 30, 2017 — Andrea Alexander reports that most adults in New Jersey are happy with the neighborhood they live in and satisfied with their access to healthy food; places to walk and exercise; and community services, including parks, playgrounds, and libraries.

But not everyone feels that way – and perspectives differ across race and income groups, according to the findings of a poll by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

The New Jersey Health and Well-Being Poll found significant differences in the way people perceive the resources in their communities that can influence their health. Continue reading

Essex County College Names Dr. Anthony E. Munroe 8th President

Dr. Anthony Munroe

Newark, NJ, May 29, 2017 — Dr. Anthony E. Munroe is Essex County College’s new leader following his appointment as president by the College Board of Trustees on May 16.

Dr. Munroe, who previously served as president of Malcolm X College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago system, becomes Essex’s 8th president in its history.  He is serving as interim president through May 31.

The Board unanimously approved his appointment as president effective June 1 through May 31, 2020. Continue reading

NJIT and Mercer County Community College Establish Academic Partnership

Newark, NJ, May 28, 2017 — New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor Township, N.J., have signed a joint agreement designed to improve student access across the two higher-education institutions.

The 2+2 Connect Articulation Agreement will enable MCCC students to earn a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from NJIT while studying almost entirely at MCCC’s campus.

Under the terms of 2+2 Connect, MCCC students who earn an associate degree in engineering science may transfer up to 67 common-course credits toward a B.S. in civil engineering from NJIT. Continue reading

Stevens Institute of Technology’s 2017 Innovation Showcases Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Hoboken, NJ, May 27, 2017 — The ingenuity and inventiveness of Stevens Institute of Technology students and faculty were on full display May 3 at the university’s Annual Innovation Expo, a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship featuring an array of senior design projects, research presentations by faculty and invited industry leaders, a keynote speaker and the crowd-pleasing elevator pitch competition.

Scores of visitors, including members of the Stevens community, local and national entrepreneurs, distinguished guests and media gathered to learn more about the scientific discoveries and inventions taking place at Stevens, and to ask questions from the individuals behind those innovations. Continue reading

House GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Would Leave 470K More New Jerseyans Without Health Insurance

Washington, DC, May 26, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger that almost 470,000 additional New Jersey residents wouldn’t have health insurance coverage under the House Republican-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Thursday.

More than half of the 469,500 residents — 246,000 — would not be covered due to the American Health Care Act’s $834 billion cut to Medicaid, which would end the extra federal funding for new enrollees in states like New Jersey that expanded the program under the current health care law. Continue reading

Christie Administration Releases 2017 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending

Trenton, NJ, April 26, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Education last month released the 2017 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending.

“The annual spending guide is a tool designed to provide transparency to New Jerseyans about how schools spend their taxpayer dollars to educate students,” said Acting Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington.

The Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending includes two types of total expenditures for school districts’ annual budgets: Continue reading

CBO Reports: House GOP’s Health Reform Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in 10 Years

Washington, DC, May 25, 2017 — House Republicans-drafted and -passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, would result in 23 million fewer people with health insurance over 10 years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced yesterday late afternoon.

This total is less than the CBO’s accounting of a previous version of the bill, which lacked enough GOP support to go to the House floor for a vote. Continue reading

Officials Break Ground for First of Seven Buildings at Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park

Galloway, NJ, May 25, 2017 — Federal, state, county, municipal and university officials today broke ground for the first of seven buildings at the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park (SARTP) in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., a major step in diversifying the region’s economy.

The $17.2 million, 66,000-square-foot building is being constructed in the 58-acre park, located adjacent to the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, the nation’s premier air transportation laboratory, and the Atlantic City International Airport. Continue reading