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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday June 21, 2020 ( 28 items )  

Accrediting Agency Affirms William Paterson University Nursing Programs at Undergraduate, Master's, Post-Master's and Doctoral Levels
WAYNE, New Jersey, June 16 -- William Paterson University issued the following news: The Department of Nursing at William Paterson University has earned reaccreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the next decade, through June of 2030, for its bachelor degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The reaccreditation comes   more

College of New Jersey: How Two Engineering Students Are Angling to Reduce Fishing Pollution
EWING, New Jersey, June 19 -- The College of New Jersey issued the following news: Jake DeGennaro and Alexander Iorio are lifelong friends. They're also avid recreational fishermen who noticed a problem with their pastime that was literally dangling right in front of them. "Jake and I were fishing together on the Delaware River and right in the trees above our heads you could see all this tangled fishing line just hanging there," says Iorio. "We were talking about how unfortunate it was that   more

Felician University Names McGeary as Acting President
RUTHERFORD, New Jersey, June 17 -- Felician University issued the following news release: Dr. Anne M. Prisco is stepping down as President of Felician University. While Dr. Prisco remains committed to supporting the academic success and economic opportunity of all Felician students, she is returning to the West Coast to meet the needs of her family. Dr. Sylvia McGeary, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Mission Integration, has been appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as Acting Pres  more

Forbes' Under 30 Voter Survey With Zogby Strategies Reveals Young Voters' Attitudes Toward Police And Racism
NEW YORK, June 19 -- Forbes Media, a global media, branding and technology company with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles, issued the following news release: After a series of killings on unarmed Black men and women across America, 69% of Gen Z and Millennials disapprove the President's reactions to the police brutality marches across the country as Joe Biden captures a two-to-one lead, according to the Fo  more

Gov. Carney: Delaware Aglands Program Ranks Second in the United States for Preserving Farmland
DOVER, Delaware, June 19 -- Gov. John C. Carney, D-Delaware, issued the following news release on June 18: Delaware announced its 24th consecutive round of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. With the preservation of another 5,500 acres, Delaware has permanently preserved more than 139,000 acres of farmland for future generations. In a recent report by the American Farmland Trust, Delaware was recognized as having one of the most effective farmland p  more

John Wiley & Sons: Study Examines How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Quality of Life in Patients With Cancer
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, June 20 -- John Wiley and Sons issued the following news release: Patients with cancer face a serious dilemma during the COVID-19 pandemic, as staying at home could increase their risk of cancer progression, while visiting the hospital for treatment could increase their risk of becoming infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. A new study published in Psycho-Oncology reveals how the pandemic has impacted such patients' quality of life. The surveyed-based study, which  more

Joint-Statement From N.J. Gov. Murphy, A.G. Grewal Regarding Supreme Court Order Denying Certiorari in Rogers Vs. Grewal
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 16 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following joint statement on June 15 with Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal regarding the Supreme Court order denying certiorari in Rogers vs. Grewal: "As we've said all along, New Jersey's law limiting public carrying of weapons protects our residents and makes our communities safer. That is why this Administration has always been committed to defending those 'justifiable need' rules in court. We are thrilled that the U  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Indoor Portions of Retail Shopping Malls May Reopen on June 29
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order which permits indoor portions of retail shopping malls to reopen to members of the public, effective at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29. "Malls are an undeniable part of New Jersey culture, and we want these businesses to get back up and running in a safe, responsible manner," said Gover  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Plan to Develop New Jersey Wind Port: First Purpose-Built Offshore Wind Port in the U.S.
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy announced plans to develop the New Jersey Wind Port, a first-in-the-nation infrastructure investment that will provide a location for essential staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind projects on the East Coast. The Wind Port has the potential to create up to 1,500 manufacturing, assembly, and operations jobs, as well as hundreds of constructio  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Support for Key Environmental Justice Legislation
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 20 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on June 19: Standing alongside Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman John McKeon, and environmental advocates Kim Gaddy, Dr. Nicky Sheats, and Dr. Ana Baptiste, Governor Phil Murphy announced his support for key environmental justice legislation for overburdened communities. The legislation (S232) requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate environmental and public heal  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Conducts Coronavirus Briefing on June 16
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 17 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following transcript on June 16: Governor Phil Murphy: I'm honored to be joined by the woman to my right who needs no introduction, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judy Persichilli. To her right, the Department of Health's Communicable Disease Service, Medical Director Dr. Ed Lifshitz, great to have you both, as always. To my far left, another guy who needs no introduction, the Superintendent of the State P  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Conducts Coronavirus Briefing on June 17
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 18 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following transcript on June 17: Governor Phil Murphy: I am joined and have the honor of having to my right the woman who needs no introduction, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judy Persichilli. To her right, another familiar face, State Epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan, great to have you both. To my far left, another guy who needs no introduction, the Superintendent of the State Police, Colonel Pat Callaha  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Conducts Coronavirus Briefing on June 18
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 19 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following transcript on June 18: Governor Phil Murphy: I'm honored to be joined by the woman to my right who needs no introduction, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judy Persichilli. To her right, another familiar face, the State's Epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan. The guy to my left, another person who needs no introduction, Superintendent of the State Police Colonel, Patrick Callahan. I'm concerned that Ja  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing for Limited In-Person Instruction at Institutions of Higher Education and Trade and Training Schools Beginning July 1
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 19 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on June 18: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 155, which will allow in-person clinical, lab, and hands-on programming at institutions of higher education to resume as of July 1, 2020 with enhanced health and safety protocols. Executive Order No. 155 will also allow trade and training schools to reopen on July 1 provided specific health and safety polices are in place. As part of this   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Personal Care Service Facilities to Open Effective June 22
TRENTON, New Jersey, June 15 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 154, allowing personal care service facilities to reopen to the public on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 a.m., provided the facilities comply with standards issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs and Department of Health. "We're able to confidently announce this important step in our restart and recovery because the health metrics tell us we can," sai  more

Orange and Rockland Utilities Upgrades Outage Map With Improved Information, Graphics
PEARL RIVER, New York, June 17 -- Orange and Rockland Utilities issued the following news release: Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) initiated a number of Outage Map improvements designed to provide its New York and New Jersey customers with more detailed information than ever before about the impact that storm-related electric service interruptions have on the company's electric system and its customers. The upgraded O&R Outage map can be viewed here (https://outagemap.oru.com/external  more

Princeton, Microsoft, Maria Perales Sanchez '18 Welcome Supreme Court Ruling to Restore DACA
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 19 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Princeton University, together with co-plaintiffs Microsoft and Princeton graduate Maria Perales Sanchez, welcomes the Supreme Court ruling, which restores DACA and protects Dreamers across this country. "Princeton University filed this suit (https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/11/12/us-supreme-court-hears-arguments-princeton-microsoft-challenge-daca-termination) because our success as a world-class teach  more

Princeton: Lauren Von Berg, Class of 2020, Publishes Research From PEI Internship Studying Antarctic Sea Ice
PRINCETON, New Jersey, June 17 -- The Princeton Environmental Institute issued the following news: In the images Lauren von Berg created, the ebb and flow of life in one of Earth's most inhospitable places undulates across the screen. As a Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) intern at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, von Berg worked in sunny San Diego transforming data from autonomous robots floating in the freezing darkness of the Southern Ocean into visual stories of the tiny algae   more

Raritan Valley Community College: Online Summer Camps for Kids, Teens
NORTH BRANCH, New Jersey, June 17 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Raritan Valley Community College, in partnership with Smartycat Kids LLC, Mad Science LLC, Super Science Programs for Kids, PROfessional You, Jersey Chess and Young Rembrandts, is offering online summer camp programs for children and teens ages 6-18. Start dates vary throughout the summer. Programs focus on STEAM subjects, enrichment opportunities, and health and wellness. Most classes are   more

Raritan Valley Community College: Virtual Summer Open House
NORTH BRANCH, New Jersey, June 16 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Learn about all RVCC has to offer and how to enroll for Summer and Fall Semester classes at the College's Virtual Summer Open House, June 23, at 6 p.m. The webinar is designed for high school students and adults who are interested in pursuing a college degree or certificate at RVCC. College students who are interested in taking summer classes at RVCC or enrolling for the Fall Semester are w  more

Rutgers University-Camden: Researcher's Book Explores Latinos' Contributions to 1970s Civil Rights Advancements
CAMDEN, New Jersey, June 17 -- Rutgers University Camden campus issued the following news: Over the course of Lorrin Thomas' research for two previous books - on Puerto Rican citizenship and civil rights struggles in the United States - she noted the paucity of historical scholarship on Latinos' political engagement in the years following the social movements of the late 1960s. Her latest book now seeks to fill that gap. Thomas, an associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden, i  more

Simon & Schuster Announces Completion, Go-Live of Extensive Solar Panel Installation at Riverside Distribution Center
NEW YORK, June 17 -- Simon and Schuster, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, issued the following news: Simon & Schuster announced the completion and go-live of an ambitious solar installation project at the publishing company's Riverside Distribution facility in Delran, New Jersey. The installation, by EnterSolar, a leading commercial solar developer, will consist of 5,256 panels with nominal power of 2 megawatt and is expected to generate 2.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, at signific  more

Stevens Institute of Technology: How the Beetle Got Its Bang
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, June 17 -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: If you want to see one of the wonders of the natural world, just startle a bombardier beetle. But be careful: when the beetles are scared, they flood an internal chamber with a complex cocktail of aromatic chemicals, triggering a cascade of chemical reactions that detonates the fluid and sends it shooting out of the insect's spray nozzle in a machine-gun-like pulse of toxic, scalding-hot vapor. Th  more

Stockton University: 'Giving Reimagined' Receives National Recognition
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, June 18 -- Stockton University issued the following news: The Stockton University Foundation recently received a Circle of Excellence Silver Award from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for their entry, "Annual Giving Reimagined." The Circle of Excellence Awards acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Stockton's earned accolade was in the c  more

Stockton University: Marine Technology Society Helps Students Discover Careers
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, June 16 -- Stockton University issued the following news: Marine Science seniors Peyton Benson and Caitlin Turner helped to organize a Marine Technology Society summer webinar series for students to connect with experts and learn about careers in hydrography, the science of surveying bodies of water. Six presentations throughout the summer will feature discussions by industry professionals, researchers and software developers on the tools, techniques and applications for  more

Stockton University: Over 400 Attend Juneteenth March for Justice
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, June 20 -- Stockton University issued the following news: More than 400 students, faculty, staff and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered at Stockton University on Friday to celebrate Juneteenth with a March for Justice and a call to have their voices heard. "We are hurting," said senior Danielle Combs, president of the Stockton chapter of the NAACP, who organized the event. "The best way to heal is to voice our concerns." The three-hour event included  more

TCNJ Launches Minor in Social Justice
EWING, New Jersey, June 18 -- The College of New Jersey issued the following news: In recent years, TCNJ has framed a bold approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in part responding to student activism. To help address the growing demand for education around equity and inclusion, TCNJ's School of Humanities and Social Sciences will add a minor in social justice beginning with the fall 2020 semester. The minor offers students the opportunity to interrogate and think critically about struc  more

Wash. Gov. Inslee Letter to Trump Administration Requests Nation-Wide COVID-19 Aviation Screening System
OLYMPIA, Washington, June 16 -- Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Washington, issued the following letter: The Honorable Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201 The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, Sweden, Washington, DC 20590 Dear Secretary Azar and Secretary Chao: I write to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in partnership with the   more