NJCU in the News

The following sources specifically profile New Jersey City University, its programs, faculty, staff, coaches, students and alumni.

Please visit Other Headlines for links to additional articles where NJCU is the focus or prominently mentioned.

The NJCU athletics website also contains a historical database of news from 1995 to present.

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 24, 2021

Daily Briefing: Comings and Goings

In the May 24 ediion of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the hiring of Dr. Angel Gonzalez as NJCU's first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in discussed in the Comings and Goings section.

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ROI-NJ - May 24, 2021

NJCU names chief diversity and inclusion officer

In this article, ROI-NJ.com discusses the hiring of Dr. Angel Gonzalez as NJCU's first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

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NJBiz - May 24, 2021

NJCU introduces Gonzalez as inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer

In this article, NJBiz.com discusses the hiring of Dr. Angel Gonzalez as NJCU's first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education - May 24, 2021

Dr. Angel Gonzalez Appointed Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at New Jersey City University

In this article, Diverse Issues in Higher Education discusses the hiring of Dr. Angel Gonzalez as NJCU's first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

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The Jersey Journal/NJ.com - April 28, 2021

These students overcame pandemic, a plan to close the school and a crumbling building to return to class

In this article, the Jersey Journal discusses the reopening of the A. Harry Moore school on May 3, 2021.

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The Two River Times/March 18, 2021

College on Fort Monmouth Nears Completion

The Two River Times writer Laura D.C. Kolnoski tours Squier Hall at Fort Monmouth and features the work being conducted on the former U.S. Army administrative building, which is being renovated into NJCU's new campus in Monmouth County, projected to open later this year. The article shares an overhead photo from the NJCU One drone and other on-going construction. It also offers insights into future degree programs which will be offered. Dr. Michael Edmondson, director of NJCU at Fort Monmouth, oversaw the tour and is quoted.

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HigherEdJobs/March 4, 2021

Where to Start After a Job Loss

Julia Basile, associate vice president for human resources at NJCU, is featured in this advise column in Higher Ed Jobs on how to move forward following a job loss. She is included as a reference as part of the NJCU Experts Guide Series.

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News 12 New Jersey/The Bronx- March 4, 2021

Women of the New Jersey City University Wrestling Team are Taking Down Barriers

As part of Women's History Month, News 12 reporter Robin Deehan profiles the NJCU women's wrestling program — the first collegiate women’s wrestling program in the history of the state of New Jersey and the tri-state area — in advance of their first-ever appearance in the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship national championships on March 6.

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The Jersey Journal/NJ.com- March 4, 2021

NJCU Women’s Basketball Team Set to Host its First Conference Playoff Game Friday

Jersey Journal reporter Jason Bernstein profiles the NJCU women's basketball team in advance of their first-ever home New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament playoff game in its history after experiencing unprecedented success in the abbreviated 2020-21 campaign. Third-year head coach Pat Devaney is interviewed.

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The Jersey Journal/NJ.com- March 3, 2021

NJCU Women’s Wrestling Team Sends 3 to Nationals in Team’s First-Ever Match

Jersey Journal reporter Jason Bernstein profiles the NJCU women's wrestling program in advance of their appearance in the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship national championships on March 6, and highlights the success the first-year program enjoyed in its debut competition last month at the NCWWC Regionals. Head coach and former World Champion and two-time United States Olympian Elena Pirozhkova is interviewed.

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WABC-TV Eyewitness News New York/March 3, 2021

3 Women Wrestlers from NJCU Head to National Championship

On March 3, 2021, NJCU's trailblazing women’s wrestling program was featured on WABC-TV Eyewitness News/ABC-7 in New York as part of its Women’s History Month coverage. The Gothic Knights — the first collegiate women’s wrestling program in the history of the state of New Jersey and the tri-state area — were featured by Crystal Cranmore, WABC-TV New York’s Race & Culture reporter. Interviewed for the story were head coach and former World Champion and two-time United States Olympian Elena Pirozhkova, first-year captain and former New Jersey state champion Sandra Guerrero, first-year national qualifier Johnae Drumright and Dr. Danielle Beam, Associate Athletics Director for Student Development. The Gothic Knights will send three women — Drumright, Guerrero, and first-year athlete Naomi Henry to the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships (NCWWC) in Tiffin, Ohio on March 6.

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Asbury Park Press/February 17, 2021

See Fort Monmouth NJCU campus construction, September opening planned

Asbury Park Press writer Dan Radel tours Squier Hall at Fort Monmouth, which is being renovated into NJCU's new satellite campus in Monmouth County. The article shares photos of on-going construction, discusses the expected timeline for the project, and offers insights into future degree programs which will be offered. Dr. Michael Edmondson, director of NJCU at Fort Monmouth, oversaw the tour and is included in video.

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Asbury Park Press/February 9, 2021

The Top 50 New Jersey College Basketball Coaches Ever, Ranked

Asbury Park Press writer Jerry Carino researches and ranks the Top 50 men's and women's basketball coaches in the history of the state of New Jersey in Divisions I, II, III or NAIA. Three current or former NJCU coaches are on the list with Charles Brown `65 (M.A. `85) ranked No. 12, his son and current head coach Marc Brown ranked No. 44 and former Jersey City State and Montclair State coach Ollie Gelston at No. 27. Story is for subscribers.

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WCBS-2 New York/January 28, 2021

New Jersey City University Women’s Wrestling Team Making History As Sport’s Popularity Grows Nationwide

NJCU's trailblazing women’s wrestling program was featured on WCBS-2 television in New York City on January 28, 2021 as sports anchor Steve Overmyer profiled the pioneering program — the first collegiate women’s wrestling program in the history of the state of New Jersey and the tri-state area. Head coach and former World Champion and two-time United States Olympian Elena Pirozhkova, first-year captain and former New Jersey state champion Sandra Guerrero, and Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Shawn Tucker are all interviewed.

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ROI-NJ.com/January 25, 2021

Acebo, Franco named to key roles at NJCU

The ROI-NJ article, as reported by Tom Bergeron, profiles the key administrative hires of Andrés Acebo as interim Chief of Staff and Secretary to the NJCU Board of Trustees and Adrian Franco as the inaugural Executive Director of the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Studies.

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PBS Newshour/January 19, 2021

Rethinking College: The Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Students of Color

For the second week in a row, NJCU was featured on the nationally-televised program PBS NewsHour, during its signature “Rethinking College” series as part of NewsHour’s overall look at the future of higher education. The series reports on how the mental health of college students has been impacted by the pandemic. The January 19 episode was entitled "How the pandemic is Impacting College Students’ Mental Health" and included an interview with Maria Barros, a senior in the Art/Illustration program. The portion of the segment including Maria begins at the 2:52 mark. It was filmed on campus in the Visual Arts Building in the in-person class of Professor Dennis Dittrich.

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USAToday.com/January 16, 2021

How a New Jersey College is Making History

The debut of the inaugural season of the trailblazing New Jersey City University women's wrestling program has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Gothic Knights, under the direction of former World Champion and two-time United States Olympian Elena Pirozhkova is gearing up for an abbreviated yet historical 2020-21 season. Writer Melanie Anzidei profiled the pioneering program —  the first and only collegiate women's wrestling program in the history of the state of New Jersey and the first ever in the tri-state area — in NorthJersey.com and nationally in the USA Today/Gannett network of papers.

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NorthJersey.com/January 14, 2021

'I love being a part of history:' NJ's first women's college wrestling team hits the mat

The debut of the inaugural season of the trailblazing New Jersey City University women's wrestling program has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Gothic Knights, under the direction of former World Champion and two-time United States Olympian Elena Pirozhkova is gearing up for an abbreviated yet historical 2020-21 season. Writer Melanie Anzidei profiled the pioneering program —  the first and only collegiate women's wrestling program in the history of the state of New Jersey and the first ever in the tri-state area — in NorthJersey.com and nationally in the USA Today/Gannett network of papers.

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PBS Newshour/January 12, 2021

Rethinking College: The Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Students of Color

NJCU was featured on the nationally-televised program PBS NewsHour, during its signature “Rethinking College” series as part of NewsHour’s overall look at the future of higher education. The series reports on how campuses are adapting to an ever-shifting pandemic and the disproportionate impact on students of color. The January 12 episode was entitled "The Pandemic’s Disproportionate Impact on Students of Color" and included interviews with Jodi Bailey, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and Tyler Lopez, a sophomore in the Jazz Studies program. The segment was entirely filmed on campus.

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AMERICANENTREPRENEURSHIP.com/January 4, 2021

New Jersey City University Student Competition Spurs Innovative Ideas for Jersey City’s Post-Pandemic Future

The article highlights the recent pitch competition hosted by NJCU's Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR) in December, 2020. At the event, student teams were tasked to offer innovative visionary ideas beneficial to the future of Jersey City’s local community and business ecosystem. IDR students were asked to embrace the constraints imposed upon them by COVID-19.

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THE JERSEY JOURNAL/NJ.com- November 19, 2020

As Hudson County Colleges Plan for the Spring Semester, ‘Pivot’ is the Operative Word

NJCU Provost Tamara Jhashi discusses how the university has adapted its class offerings in the Fall, 2020 semester, and the plans for the spring term during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residence life at NJCU is also discussed. The article touches on all four Hudson County higher education institutions (Hudson County Community College, Saint Peter's and Stevens) but focuses on NJCU.

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BLOOMBERG NEWS- October 20, 2020

Empty Dorms Put Squeeze on Colleges to Bail Out Billions in Debt

In this national article, Bloomberg News profiles NJCU, Howard University, West Virginia State University, and Ohio’s Terra State Community College, as colleges with student housing projects financed though a separate entity, adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fall 2020 semester. The article discusses how NJCU will help with bond payments with dorm capacity limited. Jodi Bailey, NJCU Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, is interviewed for the piece.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES- October 15, 2020

Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher Education

This national article discusses the growth of immigrants and children of immigrants in university enrollment this century. The detailed stories of two NJCU students, Crystal Tepale and Samuel Ansah, are discussed, with comments from NJCU President Sue Henderson.

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NORTHJERSEY.COM - September 14, 2020

As NJ schools shift to online learning, what should they do about cyberattacks?

This national article by Gannett, discusses how schools can overcome the pitfalls of issues with online security and privacy as education shifted to virtual learning in Fall, 2020. '“Zoom bombing, cyberbullying, phishing – you name it. It has increased astronomically. Everybody needs to be really mindful about security right now,” said Kutub Thakur, an assistant professor and director of the Cyber Defense & Security Program at New Jersey City University.'

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The Jersey Journal/NJ.com - September 1, 2020

A. Harry Moore School Will Start Year with New Principal After a Rollercoaster 2019-20

In this article, new A. Harry Moore principal Jason Jusino is introduced to the Jersey City community. NJCU President Sue Henderson is quoted and discusses the renewed partnership between NJCU and Jersey City Public Schools.

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Other Headlines and NJCU Mentions

 
DATE SOURCE TITLE or SYNOPSIS
04/30/2021 News 12 All New Jersey COVID-19 vaccine megasites will offer walk-in appointments: Modhu is a student at New Jersey City University. She says that she is pleased that she will be protected against the virus when she heads back to school this fall. It was a mentality had by several other students.
04/29/2021 NJ.com While Stevens Institute of Technology has also mandated the vaccine for staff and students, Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson, Princeton, Montclair State and New Jersey City universities are only making them necessary for students.
04/29/2021 NJ.com Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey City University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Montclair State University and Princeton University have already announced that vaccines will be mandatory
04/28/2021 Chronicle of Higher Education As colleges look toward the fall-2021 semester, here’s a chart of institutions that have decided to issue blanket vaccination requirements of all students, students living on campus, and/or employees.
04/28/2021 TAPInto.net New Jersey City University’s Caroline L. Guarini Dept. of Music, Dance present an outdoor musical double bill feature The World Goes Round and Ain’t Misbehavin’ —running April 30 through May 2 at The Lawn by the Gilligan Student Union Building Patio (GSUB) on the Kennedy Boulevard campus. [Read more]
04/28/2021 News 12 NJ
Seven colleges and universities in New Jersey will require students to vaccinated to return to campus in the Fall. Rutgers was the first to announce the requirement. Drew University, Montclair State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and New Jersey City University have followed with similar requirements.

Read More: Efforts intensify to force COVID vaccinations | https://nj1015.com/efforts-intensify-to-force-covid-vaccinations-nj-top…
04/28/2021 Patch.com

5 Questions With A Jersey City Official: Mayor Steven Fulop:

5. Where do you see Jersey City in five years? ...whether it be what we're doing at NJCU.
04/27/2021 Daily Dispatch

The Daily Dispatch, Daily News for America's Fire Service, ran coverage on April 27of NJCU's announcement; NJCU and the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Join Forces to Offer College Credits to Firefighters.

04/27/2021 North-JerseyNews.com Drew joins Montclair State University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey City University and Rutgers University in requiring COVID-19 vaccines in some capacity.
04/23/2021 Hudson County View Many higher learning institutions in New Jersey, including Princeton, Rutgers, Montclair State, New Jersey City, and Fairleigh Dickinson University have announced that students will be required to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.
04/22/2021 WRHU-FM Andy Acebo, NJCU Chief of Staff and Deputy Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Chair of the Special Committee on Cuba, appeared on WRHU-FM at Hofstra University, discussing the importance of leadership change in Cuba.
04/16/2021 News 12 NJ

Andy Acebo, NJCU Chief of Staff and Deputy Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Chair of the Special Committee on Cuba, appeared on News 12 New Jersey. He discussed Raul Castro stepping down as the Leader of the Communist Party in Cuba and how it could make a difference to Cuban Americans.

03/24/2021 NJ.com

Women’s and Gender Studies to host “The Kamala Effect”. In the culminating event of Women’s History Month, NJCU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department will host The Kamala Effect: Race, Gender, and Power. The free, virtual event will be held on Wednesday, March 31, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

03/22/2021 NJToday.net

College signs agreement to teach Cybersecurity; NJCU and NPower, a national tech training nonprofit, have signed an agreement granting qualified NPower graduates the ability to transfer nine (9) credits towards Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at the institution.

03/18/2021 NJBiz

Criminal justice students at HCCC can now transfer to NJCU for a four-year degree: Hudson County Community College students studying criminal justice can transfer seamlessly to New Jersey City University after the institutions signed an articulation agreement on March 16.

03/07/2021 The Hoboken Girl In recognition of International Women’s Day 2021, Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams, the Chair of NJCU's Women's and Gender Studies, is profiled by the Hoboken Girl in a question and answer feature. The article is written by NJCU alumnae and former softball student-athlete Victoria Maria Moyeno `19.
03/05/2021 D3hoops.com D3hoops.com National Recap: Montclair State beat William Paterson for the third time this season, this time eliminating the Pioneers from the NJAC tournament, 84-78. Myles Mitchell-White scored 21 points for the Red Hawks who will play New Jersey City in the semifinals next Friday. The Gothic Knights rolled over Rutgers-Camden, 85-48, and Stockton defeated Rutgers-Newark, 67-51. In a season full of firsts, New Jersey City picked up its first NJAC tournament win at home when the Gothic Knights topped William Paterson, 68-60. Damaris Rodriguez scored 23 points for NJCU (7-2), which is the third seed.
03/03/2021 Jersey Journal/NJ.com The “Train Tracks” virtual mural by Hudson County artist Gabriela Gomez Mestre made its debut at Canopy by Hilton this past weekend, as part of a new partnership program between Panepinto Galleries, New Jersey City University, and Canopy. Artwork by Mestre, a Colombia native and now Hudson County resident, emerging artist and NJCU 2020 alumna, was chosen based on her content and imagery.
02/26/2021 D3hoops.com D3hoops.com National Recap: ...and the Montclair State women ended NJCU's streak in Friday's NCAA Division III basketball action.
02/25/2021 Jersey Journal/NJ.com NJCU appoints Lejnieks to Board of Trustees
02/25/2021 Jersey Journal/NJ.com Update on the Jersey City Arts Trust
02/24/2021 ROI-NJ.com New Jersey City University announced the appointment of Carlos Lejnieks, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, to the university’s board of trustees.
02/23/2021 TAPInto.net Carlos Lejnieks, the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, has been announced as the newest member of the New Jersey City University Board of Trustees. Lejnieks, a statement from the university announced, will serve on the Finance & Audit Committee and Mission Committee.
02/22/2021 ROI-NJ.com

ROI Influencers: Power List 2021 — Higher Education: President Sue Henderson has been named as one of the top influencers in higher education in the state of New Jersey for 2021.

02/20/2021 D3hoops.com

D3hoops.com National Recap: The 2020-21 season will always be a memorable one for the New Jersey City University women's basketball team, as the program won its sixth consecutive game to open the season, the best in program history. The Gothic Knights sprinted to the end of the game on a 24-4 win in pulling away from William Paterson 62-46, sweeping the weekend series from the Pioneers. Senior wing Dayjah Anderson exploded for 24 points on a sizzling 11-of-18 shooting to spark the Knights.

02/19/2021 D3hoops.com D3hoops.com National Recap: After a 20-day layoff, No. 3 Whitman picked up its first loss at Puget Sound while the New Jersey City women stayed perfect. There are eight letters, but no Ls, in NJCU and TCNJ. Both teams stayed perfect with wins on Friday night, as New Jersey City cruised past William Paterson, 69-49, and TCNJ thumped Kean, 67-38. Those two teams, plus Montclair State which was idle, are a combined 14-0 in the NJAC with 13 wins by double-digits. New Jersey City is scheduled to play Montclair State next weekend while TCNJ will play William Paterson.
02/19/2021 NJ.com

COVID-19 testing offered on weekends at NJCU; New Jersey City University is offering COVID-19 PCR testing on alternate weekends, starting Saturday, school officials announced.

02/10/2021 InsiderNJ.com NJCU’s Speicher-Rubin Women’s Center to Host Virtual Discussion on Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality; New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy to Deliver Opening Remarks
02/10/2021 NJ.com Rising Tide Capital holds graduation for first all-online class (Additional speakers included Sue Henderson)
01/29/2021 Jersey Digs

Prominent Jersey City Real Estate Figure Donates $200,000 to NJCU ($200,000 donation from Robert P. Antonicello)

01/26/2021 New Jersey Business Magazine

New Jersey City University Receives $1M Gift

12/03/2020 NJ.com

NJCU launches Guarini Institute

08/13/2020 NJ.com Making Black Lives Matter: Rashad Wright `17, the poet laureate of Jersey City, is quoted in this op-ed story in NJ.com
05/21/2020 ROI-NJ.com

NJCU sits in the heart of N.J.’s COVID-19 outbreak … but that’s not necessarily bad