NJIT Alumnus to Appear on Shark Tank

NJIT Alumnus to Appear on Shark Tank

On 3 April, NJIT alumnus Ryan Cruz (Industrial Design, 2014) will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank alongside his brother Eric and lifelong friend Kevin Zamora. In 2014, Cruz presented his senior thesis project where he had to create a product: a shoe with an easily detachable sole that then converts into a slipper. Two years later, Ryan, Eric and Kevin...

NJIT in Space

NJIT in Space

For the past two decades, NJIT’s Dr. Boris Khusid has been engaged in space research with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and one of his experiments was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) on March 7.    ACE-T-Ellipsoids is a series of experiments at the ISS which explore the behavior of colloidal solutions. Dr. Khusid has been working on this project for the past six years, and...

Inaugural Multicultural Festival Celebrates NJIT’s Diversity

Inaugural Multicultural Festival Celebrates NJIT’s Diversity

On March 4, as the sun set and silence fell over NJIT just outside, the Campus Center Ballroom was brimming with the reverberations of Filipino tinikling sticks, the pounding of West African djembe drums and the swishes of Russian sarafan skirts. This night, students and faculty celebrated almost 20 different cultures during Student Senate’s inaugural Multicultural Festival.  Altogether, this event garnered over 400 attendees...

RHA Hosts Conference for 36 Regional University Residence Hall Associations

RHA Hosts Conference for 36 Regional University Residence Hall Associations

On the weekend of Feb. 21 to 23, the NJIT Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosted the Regional Business Conference (RBC), convening 179 delegates from 36 colleges. The conference was held to conduct business relating to managing the structure supporting our region’s residence hall associations. Hosting the event was a logistical feat and the culmination of a year’s work by a student-led team of NJIT RHA members.  RHA is...

Lucia Rodriguez-Friere Lead Water Research

Lucia Rodriguez-Friere Lead Water Research

NJIT is no stranger to the lead-water crisis that continues to plague Newark citizens, with continuous testing and replacement of repairs being watched closely in the past years as the extent of Newark’s drinking water problem came to light. Dr. Lucia Rodriguez-Friere’s research team in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of several such teams leading the charge in educating others...

Graduate Students Protest

Graduate Students Protest

On Thursday, Feb. 6, dozens of NJIT graduate students picketed between Campus Center and Fenster Hall. After the protest, students marched to Eberhardt Hall for the public section of the Board of Trustees meeting, holding up signs saying “NJIT works because WE do” and “NJIT Grads Deserve Better,” among others.  One of the primary causes for the protest is that...

NJIT’s Clocktower Curse

NJIT’s Clocktower Curse

There’s a chance that during your time at NJIT, you’ve heard of a curse—one destined upon those who walk under the clock tower just outside the Campus Center. “…Whoever walks under the clocktower is doomed…” Though joyous and musical in the eyes of many students here, some upperclassmen will enlighten you on the superstition surrounding it. While students hear many...

Landing Your Internship

Landing Your Internship

“The employer motivation is stronger than it’s ever been, the span of candidates that they will consider for internships is wider than it’s ever been, [and] the demand for tech talent has never been as great.” -Gregory Mass, CDS Internships are like movie trailers: they allow students to experience what it’s like to work in their field, so they can...

Mohamed Elshahed: 2018 London Design Biennale Medal Winner

Mohamed Elshahed: 2018 London Design Biennale Medal Winner

The London Design Biennale, hosted from September 4 – 23 of 2018, represents an international exchange of ideas and ingenuity in design. With 39 countries and territories competing from all six human-populated continents, the biennale had a diverse array of exhibitions. This year’s London Design Biennale Medal, awarded to the most outstanding overall contribution, was won by NJIT alumnus Mohamed...

Judge to Rule on Former NJIT Lecturer’s Libel Suit Against NJIT

Judge to Rule on Former NJIT Lecturer’s Libel Suit Against NJIT

Jason Jorjani, a former university lecturer at NJIT, is demanding $25 million in damages from NJIT A federal district court judge is expected to rule soon on a libel suit filed by a former NJIT lecturer whose controversial views on race and eugenics were criticized by NJIT administrators and professors last year. The lawsuit was filed in federal district court...

NJIT Esports Team Competes at New York Overwatch Tournament

NJIT Esports Team Competes at New York Overwatch Tournament

On Saturday, December 8, a team of six NJIT gamers braved New York public transportation and the cold streets of Brooklyn, fueled only by some donuts and coffee, to compete in the  Invitational Collegiate Overwatch Tournament at the New York Excelsior (NYXL) Shop and Local Area Network (LAN). This is NJIT Esports club’s first time competing at NYXL as part...

2018 Director’s Project

2018 Director’s Project

The objective is simple: “How do you tell a clear story?” The “2018 Director’s Project”ran this past weekend in the Jim Wise Theater, and it was not an event to be missed. “The Director’s Project”is a series of nine short plays, each ten minutes long, that are directed, performed, and staged by students. Each of the directors, ranging from sophomores...

Safety on Campus: NJIT Launches First Aid and Community Service Officer Program

On October 15, NJIT will be launching a pilot program for on-campus student Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Community Service Officers (CSOs). This is a new endeavor headed by NJIT Public Safety and will also be governed as a club under Student Senate. NJIT Public Safety teamed up with Student Senate, the Dean of Students and Campus Life, Dr. Boger,...

#NikeBoycott

#NikeBoycott

On Monday, September 3, Nike debuted its 30th-anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, with advertisements featuring Serena Williams, Odell Beckham Jr., and Colin Kaepernick. The announcement immediately started trending on Twitter when people saw Kaepernick reappear in the news. The ad featuring Kaepernick read “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Colin Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San...

The Saga of President Trump and the FBI

The Saga of President Trump and the FBI

It has been over one and a half years since the FBI began investigating. June 16, 2015—nearly three years ago—Donald J. Trump announced that he would be running for the position of President of the United States. Shortly after, Russia and Russian news outlets showed favoritism to the dark horse candidate, seeing an opportunity to re-establish connections with the United...

Who Can Use The Makerspace?

Who Can Use The Makerspace?

With a budget of approximately 11.5 million dollars, the NJIT Makerspace continues to make progress in renovating the facility for student use. Despite opening its doors to the public last December 2017, the Makerspace is still under construction. NJIT President, Joel S. Bloom, claims that makerspaces offer significant educational, research, and economic development tools with NJIT’s being the largest in...

Students Claim NJIT Advising is Adequate

Students Claim NJIT Advising is Adequate

In a recent survey conducted by NJIT’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, over a thousand students contributed their opinion regarding the service provided by their academic advisor. The results of the survey were positive overall with questions focusing on students’ personal experiences with their advisor and whether or not the session was useful. A little over thirteen-hundred (or 19%) of NJIT...

NJIT’s Parking Issue

NJIT’s Parking Issue

3,698 Student Permits Issued | 2,968 Parking Spaces Available At NJIT, commuter students who drive to school typically utilize the parking deck service offered to them. There are two parking decks available to students; the older deck is located on Summit Street and the newer deck is located on Wilsey Street. Each semester, students have the option of purchasing a parking...

NJIT Professor Placed on Administrative Leave During Administrative Review of Alt-Right Involvement

NJIT Lecturer Dr. Jason Jorjani was placed on administrative leave on Monday, according to Matthew Goldstein, Chief Strategy Officer of NJIT. According to President Bloom, NJIT administration is continuing their review of the situation involving Dr. Jorjani’s involvement with the alt-right movement, which was brought into the spotlight after the New York Times published a video where Dr. Jorjani appears...

Dr. Jorjani Under Review After Alt-Right Involvement Pushed Into the Spotlight

The NJIT community was taken by surprise after a video published last week by The New York Times pushed Dr. Jason Jorjani’s involvement with the Alt-Right into the spotlight.  The video was part of an undercover report produced by Patrik Hermansson, a Swedish graduate student working for the British advocacy organization, Hope Not Hate, and was embedded alongside an Op-Ed piece published in to The New York Times on Tuesday, September 19.  Dr. Jorjani and Hermansson met in a New York pub where the...

The Thoughts of NJIT Students 50 Years Ago

The Thoughts of NJIT Students 50 Years Ago

Seventy-four alumni from the class of 1967 have written biographies reflecting upon their lives since graduating from the Newark College of Engineering, now known as the New Jersey Institute of Technology. As time moves forward, things are often left behind: pieces of pop culture, clothing trends, technology, and the events that took place while they lived “in the moment.” What...

NJIT 2020 Vision

NJIT 2020 Vision

Two years into the 2020 Vision plan, NJIT has been initiating a number of changes across campus – and students have started to notice. Dubbed the “blueprint for achieving the vision shared by the NJIT community for 2020,” by authors of the plan, NJIT’s 2020 Vision was developed with the goal of continuing the school’s trajectory towards becoming a leading...

NJIT Raises Price of Parking

NJIT Raises Price of Parking

For Full Time Commuters, the price to register has increased yearly, from twenty-five dollars in 2013, to thirty, thirty-five, and forty dollars each following year For the fourth consecutive year in a row, NJIT has increased the price of parking for commuters and residents alike. With roughly eleven thousand students (undergrad and graduate students), the New Jersey Institute of Technology...

Behind the Paper: My Reflection on Four Years at The Vector

Behind the Paper: My Reflection on Four Years at The Vector

Within the first few weeks of my freshman year I joined The Vector Newspaper. I had never written for a newspaper before—in fact, I had hardly even read newspapers before. But, I loved writing and I thought I had a lot to offer to the paper.  My start was in covering politics: gun laws in New Jersey, corporations not paying taxes and reading more...

Support for New University Hospital Facility in Newark

Support for New University Hospital Facility in Newark

On April 14, New Jersey state and local officials came to University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to show support for Governor Phil Murphy’s approval of $500,000 in funding earmarked for the construction of a new University Hospital facility in Newark in 2022.   According to the news release, “the current 519-bed University Hospital opened in 1979 and has been relying on its aging infrastructure...

Stayin’ Alive – How One Newark Hotspot Moved the Dance Floor to the Living Room

Stayin’ Alive – How One Newark Hotspot Moved the Dance Floor to the Living Room

It seems that nowadays, life can take place almost anywhere. From doctors’ checkups in your kitchen to college lectures in your bed, remote meetings are widely used as a substitute for the face-to-face life. One Newark business is taking it a step further — a weekly nightclub with live DJ-ing, right in your living room!  QXT’s is an alternative dance club on the corner of Mulberry...

Meet Your 2021-2022 Student Senate Eboard

President Anuja Badeti Third year computer science major Anuja Badeti wanted to run for the position of President because of her drive to establish positive change in NJIT. She “felt that [she] found a community that was equally driven” to do so, and being in Senate would allow her to enforce these potential modifications. This is something she has understood through her past role as Vice President...

Top 10 Reasons to Watch “Neon Genesis Evangelion”

Top 10 Reasons to Watch “Neon Genesis Evangelion”

“Neon Genesis Evangelion” is one of the most iconic anime series of all time. A massive success during its initial release in Japan in 1995, it still remains one of the most popular anime franchises. The show tells the story of Shinji Ikari, a teenage boy who pilots the robot Eva Unit 01 to protect Tokyo-3 from behemoths in the ‘futuristic’ year 2015. With a...

NBA Play-In Tournament: Race to the Playoffs

NBA Play-In Tournament: Race to the Playoffs

Coming off March Madness, which ended in a shocking fashion on April 5, basketball fans everywhere are looking to the NBA for some big-time entertainment this spring. These fans can look forward to the newly established “NBA Play-In Tournament.”   Let’s take a second to visualize this: the ninth and tenth seeds of the Eastern and Western Conferences will be given the chance to earn a spot in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, while...

Advice to Future Highlanders

Advice to Future Highlanders

My first semester at NJIT feels like it was just yesterday. I’m now in the final leg of my sophomore year, and personally, my mental growth has seen noticeable improvements— something that I think many college students can relate to even if they don’t realize it. I’ve reached new levels of independence and motivation, but I’m still continuing to grow nonetheless. I want to impart some knowledge that will...

Addressing Hunger among College Students

Addressing Hunger among College Students

On April 13, the Department of Human Services announced increased funding for New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, colloquially referred to as food stamps. The recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, signed Dec. 27, 2020, temporarily expanded the program’s eligibility to include college students who are enrolled in at least half-time and are eligible for work study programs or have an expected family contribution...

Hybrid Commencement Decision Made

Hybrid Commencement Decision Made

The main commencement ceremony for NJIT’s August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021 graduates will be taking place on May 18 at 5 p.m. All the ceremonies will be combined in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual components. Certain candidates will be allowed to attend their respective ceremonies in person on May 12, May 14 and May 15, without family, while the all-virtual event will take place on May...