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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday July 19, 2020 ( 25 items )  

Defense Department Funding Will Enable Princeton Researchers to Study China's Economic Rise, Effects
PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 14 -- Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) at Princeton University will explore how countries like China use economic power to pursue their national interests, thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. The project, which will be led by ESOC Director Jacob N. Shapiro and Co-Director Ethan B. Kapstein, was selected through an annual competition  more

Democratic Governors Association: Mike Cooney Announces Sweeping Public Lands Plan as Greg Gianforte's Anti-Public Lands Record Comes Under Fire
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney released a sweeping plan to protect access to public lands in Montana. Lt. Gov. Cooney is running against New Jersey millionaire Greg Gianforte - one of the most anti-public lands candidates in Montana history. As Montana's sole Congressman, Gianforte has repeatedly undermined public lands stewardship. Gianforte is still refusing to cosponsor the Great   more

George Washington University: 'Knock Codes' for Smartphone Security Are Easily Predicted, Researchers Say
WASHINGTON, July 15 -- George Washington University issued the following news release: Smartphone owners who unlock their devices with knock codes aren't as safe as they think, according to researchers from New Jersey Institute of Technology, the George Washington University and Ruhr University Bochum. Knock codes work by letting people select patterns to tap on a phone's locked screen. LG popularized the method in 2014, and now there are approximately 700,000 people using this method in the U  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces Postponement of Annual Municipal, County Party Committee Reorganization Meetings
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 14 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy announced the suspension of statutory provisions that would have required annual municipal and county party committee meetings to occur this week and will instead require municipal party committee meetings to be held on July 27th, the first Monday after the election results are certified, and county party committee meetings to be held on July 28th, the first Tuesday after the   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 17 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the "New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act," which authorizes the state to borrow up to $9.9 billion to address the unprecedented fiscal crisis that has arisen as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The passage of this legislation is an important step in New Jersey's recovery from the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic," Governor Murphy said. "Whi  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Lifting 50 Percent Capacity Limits on N.J. Transit, Private-Carrier Vehicles
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 14 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 165, which lifts 50 percent capacity limits on NJ TRANSIT and private-carrier buses, trains, light rail vehicles and Access Link vehicles, and now requires that NJ TRANSIT and private-carriers limit vehicles to the maximum seated capacity, effective at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. "As we continue on our road back, we are seeing increases in ride  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Unveils Plan to Address Digital Divide Ahead of 2020-2021 School Year
IRVINGTON, New Jersey, July 17 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his Administration's plan to address unmet pre-K-to-12 student technological needs in New Jersey schools, commonly referred to as "the digital divide." Efforts to ensure reliable internet connectivity and access to one-to-one digital devices are critical as we look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year and the reopening of schools, many of which are preparing reopening  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy, Lt. Gov. Oliver Convene Atlantic City Restart, Recovery Working Group
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 15 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Acting on a commitment to strengthen and sustain Atlantic City's revitalization efforts, Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver convened the first meeting of the Atlantic City Restart and Recovery Working Group. The group, comprised of members of the existing Atlantic City Executive Council and other regional stakeholders, will examine the post-COVID-19 recovery of Atlantic Cit  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy: 15 States, District of Columbia Join Forces to Accelerate Bus, Truck Electrification
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 16 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on July 14: 15 states and the District of Columbia announced a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including large pickup trucks and vans, delivery trucks, box trucks, school and transit buses, and long-haul delivery trucks (big-rigs). The goal is to ensure that 100 percent of   more

New Jersey Democratic State Committee Republicans Again Prove Themselves Wrong, Reckless and Dangerous in Opposing Gov. Murphy's Mask Order
TRENTON, New Jersey, July 14 -- The New Jersey Democratic State Committee issued the following press release: By loudly and publicly opposing Governor Phil Murphy's recent executive order calling for residents to wear masks outside when social distancing is not possible, Trenton Republicans are continuing their shameful and mindless campaign to undermine the Governor in an attempt to score cheap political points with their radical conservative base. Rather than put the health and safety of New   more

Princeton: Politics & Polls - The Electoral College Featuring Jesse Wegman
PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 17 -- Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: With two of the past three American presidents winning the electoral vote, but losing the popular vote, many question whether the institution stifles the will of the people and goes against the concept of democracy. Jesse Wegman joins Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang to speak about the electoral college, political gridlock, and how to fix the system. Wegman recently  more

Publicizing Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Causes Emotional Trauma, Rutgers Study Finds
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 17 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: A majority of college students of color show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after watching social media videos of unarmed Black men being killed by police, a Rutgers study finds. The study, published in the Journal of Black Studies (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0021934720935600), surveyed 134 college students in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 24, 77 percent of whom wer  more

Rider Joins Amicus Brief Challenging ICE Rules for International Students
LAWRENCEVILLE, New Jersey, July 16 -- Rider University issued the following news release: Rider University President Dr. Gregory G. Dell'Omo announced, July 13, that the University has joined New York University and a number of other institutions in signing an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit filed by Harvard University and MIT against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, which would prohibit international students from coming to or staying in the United States if they at  more

Rider's Nursing Program Receives 10-Year Accreditation Renewal
LAWRENCEVILLE, New Jersey, July 16 -- Rider University issued the following news release: Rider University's online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program received renewed accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for 10 years. CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency and strives to ensure the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. "The full 10-  more

Rutgers Co-Led Study Explores Diagnosis, Treatments, Outcomes of Multiple Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 15 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Parents and clinicians need to be aware of the symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) - an inflammation impacting two or more organ systems - in children who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, according to two Rutgers researchers who were among the leaders of the first nationwide study of the disease, published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease  more

Rutgers Moves Toward a Climate Action Plan
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 17 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Rutgers has taken the next step toward developing a climate action plan to reduce the university's carbon footprint and to enhance the ability of Rutgers and the state of New Jersey to manage the risks of a changing climate. The President's Task Force on Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience this week released an interim report (https://go.rutgers.edu/8ktd0yx3) following six months of intensive effort by sev  more

Rutgers University: 'Blinking' Crystals May Convert CO2 Into Fuels
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 17 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Imagine tiny crystals that "blink" like fireflies and can convert carbon dioxide, a key cause of climate change, into fuels. A Rutgers-led team has created ultra-small titanium dioxide crystals that exhibit unusual "blinking" behavior and may help to produce methane and other fuels, according to a study in the journal Angewandte Chemie (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/anie.202005143). The cryst  more

Rutgers-New Brunswick Enters Partnership With Cooperman College Scholars
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 15 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Rutgers University-New Brunswick is partnering with Cooperman College Scholars, a scholarship program supporting academically talented, highly motivated students from Essex County to achieve a four-year college degree. The Rutgers-New Brunswick Cooperman partnership is a collaboration between the Rutgers Office of the Chancellor, the Division of Enrollment Management and the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, an  more

Rutgers: COVID-19 Travel Patterns in New Jersey
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 17 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: At the height of the coronavirus shutdown in the spring, travel to more than 150,000 points of interest throughout New Jersey, including retail, health care, food stores and other essential and non-essential establishments decreased up to 80 percent compared to the first week of March when the state was still opened, according to a Rutgers report. Using anonymous data from mobile devices as well as building foo  more

Rutgers: Geoengineering's Benefits Limited for Apple Crops in India
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 17 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Geoengineering - spraying sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to combat global warming - would only temporarily and partially benefit apple production in northern India, according to a Rutgers co-authored study. But abruptly ending geoengineering might lead to total crop failure faster than if geoengineering were not done, according to the study - believed to be the first of its kind - in the journal Climatic Ch  more

Rutgers: HIV Alone Not a Risk Factor for Cavities in Children
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 17 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Recent studies indicate HIV infection heightens the risk of dental cavities - but a Rutgers researcher has found evidence that the risk of cavities comes not from HIV itself but from a weakened immune system, which could be caused by other diseases. Modupe Coker, an epidemiologist and professor in Rutgers School of Dental Medicine's Department of Oral Biology, studies the link between dental cavities and HIV, i  more

Rutgers: Medicine and Education Lag in the Delivery of Services to Enhance Health of Sexually Active Adolescent Gay-Identified Men
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, July 15 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Young gay sexual minority men - especially Black and Latino youth - have their first sexual experiences at younger ages, emphasizing a need for comprehensive and inclusive sex education, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, examined consensual sex behaviors to better understand same-sex sexual debut, or the age at which people first engage in sexual behaviors.   more

Stockton University: Offshore Wind Co. Leases A.C. Campus Site
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, July 16 -- Stockton University issued the following news: Stockton University has entered in a sublease agreement with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind LLC of Brooklyn, N.Y., to lease 1,940 square feet of commercial space located on the Boardwalk and Roosevelt Avenues in the Stockton Atlantic City Residential Complex. Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind will dedicate the space as a new Educational and Community Outreach Center, serving as its primary location to host informational  more

Trustees Resolve to Make Stockton Leader in Social Justice Issues
GALLOWAY, New Jersey, July 17 -- Stockton University issued the following news: The Stockton University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a resolution that reinforces its "Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice at Stockton," and positions the university to be a leader on these issues. Board chairman Leo Schoffer said at July 15 meeting that society is confronting two crises, that of the COVID-19 coronavirus and that of social injustice. "But unlike a virus, the  more

Vt. Gov. Scott Signs Multi-State Agreement to Electrify Trucks, Buses
MONTPELIER, Vermont, July 15 -- Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, issued the following news release on July 14: Governor Phil Scott announced that Vermont has joined 15 states and the District of Columbia in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to accelerate electrification of the medium- and heavy- duty bus and truck market. The agreement calls for 100% of all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales to be zero emission vehicles by 2050. States signing the MOU are California, Connecticut, Co  more