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Founders and Funders roundtable looks to diversify innovation economy

“One of New Jersey’s greatest assets is its diverse population,” NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan said at the Thursday event at Rutgers Business School in Newark. “As we continue build a stronger and fairer economy and work toward Gov. Murphy’s goal of creating the most diverse innovation ecosystem in the nation, we need to leverage this strength and create opportunities that drive equitable economic growth.”

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Murphy named 14th president of Centenary University

The Centenary University Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved the appointment of Bruce Murphy as the University’s 14th president. Murphy will begin his tenure at Centenary on Jan. 1. In making the announcement, Board Chair Wolfgang Gstattenbauer cited Murphy’s extensive background in higher education administration and thoughtful insights into growing the Hackettstown-based Centenary University. ...

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Sen. Menendez, Rep. Sires introduce bill to expand job-training programs in New Jersey

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires, both Democrats, introduced legislation Wednesday to expand high-skilled, job-training partnerships between community colleges and businesses looking to hire workers in New Jersey. The Better Education and Skills Training (BEST) for America’s Workforce Act helps address our national skills gap by creating a competitive, $1 billion tax-credit program ...

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