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Author Archives: David Pavlak

Now and then: TCNJ’s response to global health emergencies

Now and then: TCNJ’s response to global health emergencies

The March shutdown of campus as a result of COVID-19 wasn’t the first time a public health crisis forced the college to send students, faculty, and staff home. In 1918, when TCNJ was known as the New Jersey State Normal School at Trenton, a pandemic — commonly referred to as the Spanish flu — spread infection… Continue Reading

Mechanical engineering alumnus helps make face shields for NY hospitals

Mechanical engineering alumnus helps make face shields for NY hospitals

Andrew Ziemer ’19 is helping the doctors and nurses who are facing supply shortages of personal protective equipment. Working around state orders to remain indoors during the health crisis, Ziemer is part of a team that is 3D printing face shields that are being donated to local New York hospitals — all from the safety… Continue Reading

Lions line bookshelves with a range of stories

Lions line bookshelves with a range of stories

Using the power of prose, nine Lions have authored a collection of stories, ranging from young adult literature to historical accounts to two of baseball’s biggest same-city rivals. Some of the works have been recognized in competitions and by national news outlets for their compelling narratives. Congratulations to all of our authors! Morgan Baden ’01,… Continue Reading

Rooney ’08 pushes personal hero in NYC Marathon

Rooney ’08 pushes personal hero in NYC Marathon

Wearing bib numbers 18998 and 18999, Joe Rooney ’08 and Mikey Nichols stood at the starting line of the New York City Marathon on November 3. The race was the culmination of a shared goal and a testament to the power of friendship. Rooney, an English teacher at Monroe Township High School, first met Nichols… Continue Reading

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