Archive for Tag: Higher Education

VIDEO: Democrats want N.J. taxpayers to foot bill for UFO and alien research

TRENTON, N.J. – Do state taxpayers need to spend money on UFO research? The answer should be an easy “nope,” because this is real life, not a Jordan Peele sci-fi horror film. But, Assembly Democrats prioritize the paranormal over residents with their $250,000 proposal to fund UFO and alien...

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Sawyer says NJ’s flagship university’s fall Covid policy flies in face of common sense and CDC

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is calling on Rutgers University officials to revise its fall Covid-19 masking and testing requirements to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control that relaxes or eliminates many of those rules. The state’s flagship university will continue to mandate testing...

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Dunn sounds alarm over severe shortage of child mental health professionals, asks Dems to support bill

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn says New Jersey is woefully unprepared to address the mental health crisis facing children and is calling on Democrats to support her bill to increase the number of counselors for children and teens. “The money set aside in the state budget to train...

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Dunn bill ensuring college students have access to mental health services signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Addressing the increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill requiring colleges to connect students to mental health services was signed into law on Tuesday. “The college life that many had imagined was put on hold or canceled because of...

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Dunn bill relaxing SNAP work requirements for EOF students advances in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Financially-strapped New Jersey college students receiving Educational Opportunity Fund awards should be not have to worry about how they are going to afford their next meal, says Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. Her bill calling on the federal government to relax the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s 20-hour work...

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Dunn bill ensuring college students have access to mental health services passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – This past year’s college experience looked a lot different, and it affected students’ mental well-being. Addressing the increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, the Assembly passed a bill requiring colleges to connect students to mental health services. “The college life that many...

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Dunn bill addressing access to mental health services on college campuses advances

TRENTON, N.J. – This year’s college experience looks a lot different – and it’s affecting students’ mental well-being. Addressing increased stress, anxiety and depression on campuses in New Jersey, the Assembly Higher Education Committee advanced a bill connecting students to available mental health services. “The college life that many...

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