Musicians Compete to Open for Bowling for Soup

Photo by Tom Mannion Many students are probably familiar with Open Mic Nights, hosted every other Tuesday in the Linden Coffeehouse. The bi-weekly event serves coffee and snacks, including cookies and brownies. It plays host to all sorts of acts, this week's included metal, glam rock, acoustic singer-songwriters, stand-up comedy and […]

Mercer to Serve on College Affordability Study Commission

Photo by Steve Fallon President Peter Mercer has been appointed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to serve on the College Affordability Study Commission. The panel's 10 members, including Mercer, will be looking over issues surrounding the cost of higher education and reporting their findings within 12 months. “I was […]

USDA Grant Provides Funding for Wildflower Garden

Photo courtesy of Eric Weiner For those unfamiliar with the south side of campus, last year it became home to what should end up being a beautiful wildflower meadow, planted last year by the Beekeeping Club. The funding for this garden was provided in part by the New Jersey Beekeeper's Association, […]

Band and Choir Camp to Be Held at Ramapo

Photo by Steve Fallon This summer, Ramapo will be home to a new band and choir camp, a two-week session for ninth through 12th grade instrumentalists and singers, being held from July 13 to July 24 The day camp has been in the works for about a year and is […]

Schedule Changes to Be Enacted in Fall 2015

Photo by Justin Roth As of next fall, the Course Enrichment Component will be no more. The Ramapo trademark has been eliminated and the class schedule reworked in a series of changes meant to "increase student learning opportunities and experiences on campus," according to a recent email from Provost Beth […]

Freedom of Speech Not Always without Consequence

Last month the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical newspaper based in France, fell victim to an Islamist terrorist attack that left 12 dead and several others wounded. The attacks immediately caused a worldwide uproar. And a solidarity movement, #JeSuisCharlie or “I am Charlie,” formed in the aftermath. Charlie […]