Tag: President Mercer

President Mercer delivers 28th State of the College

Photo by Jordan Elstad President Peter Mercer gave his 28th bi-annual state of the college address on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Like every year, President Mercer shared some of the new improvements that Ramapo is working on and some achievements we’ve already completed. As many may know, Ramapo College has recently […]

College issues statement after Mercer hits student

Photo by Michael Pacheco A Ramapo College student was struck by a car driven by College President Peter Mercer on Friday and suffered minor injuries as a result. Student Kevin Murphy, 20, was in the crosswalk at the intersection of Magnolia Road and Ramapo Valley Road when he was hit […]

Ramapo allocates thousands to search for new provost

Photo by Michael Pacheco Up to $150,000 has been allocated by the Ramapo College Board of Trustees for use in the school’s national search for a new provost. The current provost, Beth Barnett, recently announced her decision to resign after holding the position since 2006. The Board announced its resolution […]

Performers Come to Celebrate African Ancestry Month

Photo by Hope Patti Ramapo hosted its second annual African Ancestry Month opening proclamation on Feb. 2. The event, opened by Tamika Quick, also featured a speech from President Peter Mercer and a performance by Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts and Culture. “Black History Month, or National African American History […]

State of the College Addresses Sensitive Issues

Photo by Hope Patti President Mercer delivered his State of the College address on Wednesday in Friends Hall, discussing everything from campus safety to sanctuary campuses to labor concerns. Present at the address were members of the American Federation of Teachers who raised concerns about inequality being perpetuated between administration […]

Founder’s Day Commemorates Ramapo’s 47th Birthday

Photo by Hope Patti Ramapo College celebrated its 47th birthday on Wednesday in the Grove with cake, sandwiches, carnival games, caricature artists and a photo booth. The Founder’s Day celebration honored Ramapo’s accomplishments and founding faculty. “Why are we all gathered here today? Well, it is without a doubt that […]

Town Hall Meeting Addresses Racial Diversity Concerns

Photo by Rebecca King The Ramapo administration held a Town Hall meeting on race and inclusion yesterday in Friends Hall to address school-wide concerns about diversity in the wake of racial tensions at colleges across the country. The hall was packed with about 100 students, faculty, staff and administration seated […]

Student Protest on Security Crackdown Lacks Focus

Photo by Nicole Williams With tensions rising over the last few weeks between students and the administration over the increased scrutiny of groups gathered on campus, one might have expected a barrage of questions and demands for reform from the student body at last Thursday’s “RamaProtest.” Instead, what occurred was […]