Tag: Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy to lift school mask mandates next month

Photo courtesy of Phil Murphy, Flickr. New Jersey school districts and daycare centers will no longer be required to wear masks beginning March 7, administration officials said. Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision counters one of the state’s constant pandemic restrictions, signaling a shift in attitude toward COVID-19. “This is not a declaration […]

Ramapo students speak up against pipeline expansions

Photo by Natalie Tsur A group of students gathered around the Arch, each holding a cardboard sign close to their chest as they watched senior Miriam Sokolska prepare them for the first chant. “When I say ‘climate,’ you say ‘justice!’” Sokolska commanded, initiating the start of student-led climate action group […]

Governor Murphy helps unveil new Learning Commons

Photo by Jenna Craig Gov. Phil Murphy visited campus Wednesday to attend the opening ceremony of the Peter P. Mercer Learning Commons, an 80,000- square-foot building that features four floors of study space. The third and fourth floors were opened for tours Wednesday, while the first and second remain under […]

ICE presence officially lessened in North Jersey

Photo courtesy of Charles Rabada, Unsplash Hudson County, N.J. will end its controversial contract with the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), releasing its 45 detainees from Kearny jail as of Nov. 1. According to a letter obtained by The Jersey Journal on Sept. 10, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise […]

Budget cuts forces Ramapo to readjust

As part of budget cuts, Gov. Phil Murphy froze $235 million in spending on July 8, $1 million of which was part of Ramapo College’s budget. Ramapo, whose operating staff made no official comment, has had to scale back in several fields. “Right now, due to budget restrictions, we are […]