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Education

Menendez and Booker announce $23M to support Head Start in NJ

U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both democrats from New Jersey, announced Thursday the awarding of $23 million to support early childhood education programs in Hudson, Cumberland and Essex counties from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through Head Start. The following organizations received funding: The Leaguers in Essex County: $16,851,621; Tri-County ...

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Rider University to offer concentration in dance movement therapy

Rider University will begin offering a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Dance/Movement Therapy concentration beginning in fall 2019. Graduates of the program will have the educational requirements for licensure as counselors and will qualify for the entry-level credential as registered dance/movement therapists. The curriculum is aligned to be approved by ...

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William Paterson University partners to ‘Propel Paterson’

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh and William Paterson University President Richard Helldobler teamed together Wednesday to announce the start of Propel Paterson, a partnership to support the city’s revitalization through learning, research, and action. The Propel Paterson initiative will begin Feb. 15 with a conference including city leaders, and William Paterson University faculty and administrators. It ...

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Barchi announces assistance for Rutgers students affected by government shutdown

Rutgers University President Robert Barchi announced the University will temporarily postpone collection of current unpaid tuition, housing fees, and other charges for furloughed federal employees or their dependents. “This is an incredibly stressful time for students who are furloughed federal employees or for students whose parents are currently furloughed,” Barchi said in a prepared statement. ...

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Castle Point Learning System appoints Mike Fish as CEO

Hoboken-based online learning platform developer Castle Point Learning System has opened an office in London, United Kingdom, and appointed Mike Fish as CEO of its wholly owned subsidiary, Castle    Point Learning Systems Europe Ltd. Castle Point Learning Systems has proved that students at universities and high schools can be more successful in learning the most ...

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Stockton partners with Thomas Jefferson University and others on cannabis studies program

Stockton University will partner with Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University’s Institute of Emerging Health Professions to enhance its cannabis studies program. The partnership, announced Tuesday, will provide collaboration opportunities for staff and students with Jefferson’s Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. “The Lambert Center is a leader in the medicinal cannabis and ...

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Murphy nominates Towers to Rutgers University Board of Governors

Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated for appointment Amy Towers of Mahwah to the Board of Governors at Rutgers University. Towers will have to be approved by the New Jersey Senate. Towers is the executive director and founder of the Nduna Foundation, which focuses on improving the lives of children. The foundation supports children in undeveloped ...

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Mind your memes (access required)

When Margaret Bonanni Land, a career management specialist at Rutgers University–Camden, counsels students regarding their social media profiles she can recount a cautionary tale. In a previous position Land learned that a student had posted an unflattering Facebook status update about her boss. Unbeknownst to the student, she was Facebook friends with a cousin of ...

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CN Communications hires new director

CN Communications International Inc., a media relations and corporate strategic communications firm, has appointed Rebecca Lubot as its new director. Lubot succeeds David Hodges, who recently left CN to start a new position as attorney at the Institute for Justice in Virginia. Hodges worked with CN for five years running the Governor’s STEM Scholars program ...

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