Ramapo closes Year of Asia and Pacific with celebration

Photo by Scott Yunker Members of the Ramapo College community gathered in the Trustees Pavilion on Wednesday afternoon to close out the College’s Year of Asia and the Pacific. The Roukema Center’s Director of International Education Ben Levy helmed the celebration, which opened with traditional Nepali and Bollywood dances performed […]

Third annual ‘Spring into Wellness’ is celebrated

Photo by Scott Yunker Student and faculty volunteers assembled at the Arch courtyard this Wednesday afternoon to host the Ramapo Wellness Coalition’s third-annual “Spring into Wellness” celebration. The College radio station WRPR DJed the event, which featured a bicycle-powered smoothie blender, a meditative “labyrinth walk” and other activities promoting mental […]

Ramapo Honors program visits Nepal over spring break

Photo by Scott Yunker Ramapo College’s honors program launched its first-ever “alternative break” this March, sending 15 students abroad to Nepal for a week of sightseeing and service learning. The trip was cosponsored by the Center for Student Involvement and the Roukema Center for International Education, which provided funding and […]

Ramapo hosts interactive Afro-Brazilian music festival

Photo by Alyssa Rabinowitz The husband-and-wife team of Amarildo Costa and Paula Straile-Costa took students on an interactive journey through traditional Afro-Brazilian music last Monday, during a live music and food festival held in Friends Hall. The event was hosted by Ramapo’s Culture Club, African Ancestry Month Committee, Africana Studies […]

Diversity luncheon speaker highlights teacher responsibilities

Photo by Jordan Elstad An internationally-recognized expert in education shared his perspective on the responsibilities of teachers at an Alumni Lounges luncheon held prior to the Diversity Convocation on Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Kevin K. Kumashiro, who has authored and edited a combined 10 books and delivered lectures on education throughout […]

Ramapo College honors adjuncts at AFT awards

Photo by Scott Yunker Long-time adjunct faculty members were honored for their life’s work in education by the Ramapo Federation of State College Teachers (American Federation of Teachers Local 2274) at its second annual AFT Adjunct Awards, held in the Alumni Lounges on Wednesday afternoon. Adjunct faculty members comprise 52 […]

Ramapo hosts last Write-In at Potter Library

Photo by Scott Yunker Students gathered on the second floor of the George T. Potter Library to participate in the College’s third annual Write-In on Wednesday night. Staff members of the Center for Reading and Writing provided attendees with assistance in writing term papers in a relaxing atmosphere that featured […]

NJ bill brings Oxfam Hunger Banquet closer to home

Photo by Scott Yunker A recently-proposed bill package in the New Jersey State Assembly localized a global issue at the Civic & Community Engagement Center’s annual Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, held Wednesday night in the Alumni Lounges. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced legislation aimed at reducing food insecurity within New […]

Ramapo invites assemblymen to Black Solidarity Day

Photo by Scott Yunker Members of the New Jersey Legislature spoke at a Black Student Union-hosted banquet commemorating Black Solidarity Day in the Alumni Lounges on Monday night. Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-37) and Jamel Holley (D-20) stressed the importance of black youth participation in community and national politics. BSU President […]

Tree of Life victims honored in candlelight vigil

Photo by Scott Yunker A candle-lighting vigil commemorating the 11 victims of the recent massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh was held in front of the Arch at the center of campus on Monday afternoon. Mahwah Mayor William Laforet, President Mercer and […]