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...

Multicultural Festival

Multicultural Festival

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...

Should chief executives of big Tech Firms in the U.S. be fit to act as judge and jury on free speech?

Liberal – Birju Dhaduk Following the insurrection at the United States Capitol Building, various big tech companies, most notably Twitter, have banned former President Donald J. Trump and Trump related content. This has caused disagreement about whether or not companies should be able to censor what information they allow on their platforms. Some have stated that such censorship is an...

Dropping the Ball on New Year’s Performances

Every January 31st, my Russian family starts drinking at 4PM to celebrate New Year’s in Moscow. My mom stays in the kitchen all day, with the rest of us taking turns helping her make salads and dumplings and baking a chicken. We push together a few tables in the living room in front of the TV, gather around with food...

Capitol Hill Rioters: Under Investigation, or Not?

On Jan. 6, 2021, a day to make history, while lawmakers inside the United States Capitol were certifying the election victory of then President-elect Joe Biden, President Trump was holding a briefing in the National Mall just a couple blocks away earlier that day. Arguably incited by former President Trump, who encouraged “the kind of pride and boldness that they...

A Year Without Bullets for NPD

A Year Without Bullets for NPD

The Newark Police Department set a record in 2020. For the first time in decades, the department has gone through an entire year without firing a single shot, especially impressive given the violent confrontations that plagued police departments in many major cities over the past summer in the aftermath of the George Floyd shooting. Newark set itself apart from the...

Terminated Visa-Plaid Acquisition: The Government’s Role in Big Tech Monopolies

Terminated Visa-Plaid Acquisition: The Government’s Role in Big Tech Monopolies

Last month, Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid terminated, despite many months of their anticipated merger. This termination occurred a few months after the United States Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on Nov. 5, 2020. Plaid, whose name might not ring a bell, interfaces apps such as Venmo and Robinhood, apps that are wildly popular amongst college...

Evermore by Taylor Swift

Two days before her 31st birthday, Taylor Swift released her most recent full-length album, “evermore.” This album, described by Swift as the “sister record” to her last project, “folklore,” shares a number of themes and influences. As with the previous album, which was released fewer than five months ago, “evermore” has what can only be described as a folk-pop sound...

“Covid-Safe Behind Bars?” – New Jersey Prioritizing the Incarcerated for the COVID-19 Vaccine

“Covid-Safe Behind Bars?” – New Jersey Prioritizing the Incarcerated for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Currently, the CDC reports that New Jersey alone is receiving 100,000 new vaccine kits each week, yet as it stands, it seems unlikely that even a majority of NJ’s current population of 8.88 million people will be able to be inoculated in the coming months. Deployment logisticians have attributed this delayed distribution to many factors, including missing federal funding from hospitals and other...

The Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic: Facilities Services

The Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic: Facilities Services

With the COVID-19 pandemic, policies in schools and other institutions have dramatically changed in order to stop or slow down the spread. Social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands frequently are just three of the many important habits to keep in order to protect one another from catching the virus.   Another significant routine is simply keeping buildings and classrooms as clean as possible. The...

Movie Review: Soul

Movie Review: Soul

Sometimes, our most rewarding opponents are ourselves. Pixar exemplifies this, with its early successes through heartfelt masterpieces like “Toy Story” and “Finding Nemo.” The magic of Pixar has always been its ability to captivate audiences, young and old, with spectacular animation and tell some of the most human stories in the most unusual settings, as seen in “WALL-E” and “Monsters, Inc.” Having set the bar so high,...