BY Giancarlo Tello | As an undocumented New Jersey student of 17 years, forced to drop out of Rutgers University because I could not afford the discriminatory out-of-state rate of $27,500 a year, I find Martin Perez’ misguided response to the NJ DREAM Act debate disappointing and infuriating.Read More >
By Cid Wilson
It is disappointing to see Gov. Chris Christie backtrack on his support for the New Jersey DREAM Act after campaigning to say that he supports tuition equality for all in the final weeks before his re-election.
But his reasons for opposing the New Jersey DREAM Act were such lame excuses, I felt compelled to challenge Christie’s excuses one-by-one.Read More >
In the wake of the Governor’s historic win of 51% of the Latino vote, the issue of in-state tuition has become the site of a heated turf war between N.J. Democrats and Governor Christie.Read More >
By JEFF BRINDLE Eliminating the filibuster rule applicable to federal judicial nominations will result in fresh challenges to campaign finance law.Read More >
By KEVIN O"TOOLE Working in New York City means having to worry that being just 5 minutes late in the morning will mean sitting in traffic to cross the George Washington Bridge. Those 5 minutes will cause you to miss a meeting, make you late for work and set your whole day back by hours, unless of course you are from Fort Lee – then you have nothing to fear. If you’re one of the 4,800 commuters from Fort Lee traveling into New York City then you have special lanes to cross the GWB, the remaining 100,000 commuters are not so
By WENDY LANG In November of 2008, Operation College Promise (OCP) was founded by the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) to answer a call – the needs of returning servicemembers poised to transition from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. The nine-member institutions vowed to prepare their campuses to support these students as they moved toward completion of their college degrees. It was anticipated that a growing number of veterans would pursue this opportunity in light of the most generous education entitlement package in 55 years. The enactment of the “Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act of 2008,” also known as the “Post-9/11GI Bill,” was poised to become another game changer in higher education, one that would prompt many more veteran students to seek a college degree. The struggling economy made the benefit more enticing as a reintegration tool as some two million veterans began the process of returning to civilian life in a grim job market.Read More >
By JON BRAMNICK Numerous reports continue to circulate that because there were limited or no gains of legislative seats during the 2013 elections for Republicans we are doomed for minority status. There was also no one four years ago, who believed a Republican candidate for governor could win in blue New Jersey by more than 60 percent of the vote.Read More >
Yesterday Senator Rand Paul attacked NJ Governor Christie suggesting that the Governor's landslide victory last week was the result of the federal aid package sent to NJ following superstorm Sandy.Read More >
By Michael W. Klein
New Jersey Association of State Colleges & Universities
One year ago, over 1.5 million New Jersey residents voted in favor of the Building Our Future Bond referendum. The bond issue was approved last November by 62.7 percent of all who cast a ballot.
To the voters of New Jersey, the leaders of the state colleges and universities are deeply grateful. These institutions now want to solidify your trust and confidence as we construct facilities backed by the bonds. We want you to know that your decision was the right one, providing a smart and worthy investment of precious public dollars.Read More >
The IE Mess: How we got here and why political parties should be the backbone of our system By JEFF BRINDLE When the playbook for this year’s election for governor and legislature is evaluated, it will reveal an outsized role played by outside, independent groups.Read More >
The Democratic National Committee is targeting Gov. Chris Christie as the New Jersey executive begins his term serving as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.Read More >
Lance looking to ensure CD 3 ‘remains in Republican hands’ LAWRENCEVILLE – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) was no stranger on the campaign trail for Steve Lonegan. When the former Bogota mayor made a bid for the U.S. Senate, Lance traveled outside of his district to celebrate Lonegan’s primary...
BY Giancarlo Tello As an undocumented New Jersey student of 17 years, forced to drop out of Rutgers University because I could not afford the discriminatory out-of-state rate of $27,500 a year, I find Martin Perez’ misguided response to the... Read More >
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