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TCNJ launches environmental studies major amidst growing concerns over climate change

The College of New Jersey’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences has launched an undergraduate environmental studies major to effectively address the disproportionate harm to the planet from climate change and other widespread environmental injustices.   “The scientific understanding of environmental problems is necessary to determine potential solutions, but that alone is not sufficient,” said Diane… Continue Reading

TCNJ School of Nursing and Health Sciences gets shot in the arm thanks to $33 million grant from Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

The College of New Jersey has been awarded a $33 million capital facilities grant by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education of New Jersey as part of the joint solicitation of four revolving Capital Facilities Bond programs. The awarded funds will be used for the college’s “Educating New Jersey’s Next Generation Health Workforce” plan, which will reimagine and… Continue Reading

Where is the Class of 2023 heading?

“What are you doing after college?” can be the most terrifying question you can ask a graduating senior — but not for these members of TCNJ’s class of 2023. Here’s a shortlist of what’s next for some of this year’s grads: Emily Podd, chemistry and visual arts The University of California San Diego, to start… Continue Reading

TCNJ to launch accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program

Furthering efforts to combat a nursing shortage in New Jersey and beyond, The College of New Jersey’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences will launch an accelerated second-degree bachelor of science in nursing program in May. The program will allow students who hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree to earn a bachelor of science in nursing… Continue Reading

TCNJ English department makes an impressive showing at national honor society convention

The College of New Jersey’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society is fresh off a trip to the society’s annual convention, this year held in Denver, Colorado. Thirty-five TCNJ students and two alumni were among 650 total student presenters, sharing their papers and critical work and participating in roundtable discussions. Additionally, the… Continue Reading

How this course is promoting career readiness in nursing and beyond

Not long after Tracy Perron started teaching at TCNJ, she realized that students in her nursing classes and those enrolled in the college’s Career and Community Studies program for students with intellectual disabilities had things to learn from one another. “I thought they needed to learn to interact,” said Perron, who chairs the Nursing Department. And so,… Continue Reading

A political science mentorship program is making valuable connections

A mentorship program at TCNJ is helping students get an insider’s view of politics and public policy, and tap into a world of connections. The Campus to Capitol Mentorship Program — known locally as C2C — takes advantage of the college’s proximity to Trenton to connect students with alumni in politics, public affairs, and government.… Continue Reading

Gitenstein Library awarded grant to preserve and organize historic archive

TCNJ’s Gitenstein Library was recently awarded $311,594 from The National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures grant program, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services. The funds will help the college create a digital preservation infrastructure for its Archives and… Continue Reading


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