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POSTED: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:34 PM

Temple University has concluded its investigation of an altercation on campus last week in which one student says he was punched and called anti-Semitic names after a verbal exchange with students manning a pro-Palestinian group table.

The university is in the process of turning over its findings to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, said Temple spokesman Ray Betzner.

It will be up to the district attorney to decide whether the incident constituted a hate crime and what charges will be filed, he said. The university has determined that a verbal conflict did occur and that one student struck another, according to a question and answer document posted on the school’s website.

POSTED: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 2:15 PM
Rutgers-Camden students help lay a gravel path at the Neighborhood Center as part of a day of service at the start of the school year Aug. 28, 2014. (Jonathan Lai / Staff)

Two days after freshmen moved in to their Rutgers-Camden dorm rooms, they showed up in force Thursday morning for a day of service that provided a hands-on introduction to the campus’ civic engagement mission.

Of the 350 participants in the third annual day of service to kick off the school year, the vast majority were students, said Kristin R. Walker, the director of Rutgers-Camden’s events office, which helped coordinate the program. That was up from last year, which saw 225 to 250 participants, Walker said.

They traveled to 11 sites across the city, including community organizations Heart of Camden and Food Bank of South Jersey, along with schools such as St. Cecilia’s School and Cooper’s Poynt School.

POSTED: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:01 AM

There’s a national day for everything, and today it’s bow ties. Muhlenberg College President Peyton Randolph “Randy” Helm, a diehard bow tie wearer, took to You Tube to show the world just how to tie one.

“If there’s one thing you need to know, it’s how to tie a bow tie,” Helm tells the audience, “because we all know, bow ties are cool.”

Helm, a history scholar and former University of Pennsylvania administrator who has led the Allentown college since 2003, warns watchers not to use clip ons: “Not cool.”

POSTED: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:19 PM

A graduate-level wound care certificate program at Rutgers-Camden’s nursing school has cleared the path for accreditation, the school announced Thursday, making it one of only three such programs in the country.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society will grant accreditation later this year, said Janice Beitz, the nursing professor who heads the program.

Rutgers-Camden’s program teaches nurses to provide both acute and rehabilitative care for patients with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. As baby boomers age, demand will increase for ostomy pouches that collect bodily waste, and more patients will face incontinence issues or hard-to-heal wounds.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 6:39 PM
A second four-ton, 400-square-foot mobile manufacturing training lab was unveiled Tuesday, Aug. 19, at (Camden County College)

Camden County College unveiled a new mobile manufacturing training lab this week, part of a 10th anniversary celebration for the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development.

The four-ton, 400-square-foot lab is the second that the college has bought using federal grant funding. Both allow the school to provide training, on demand, in advanced manufacturing.

The presentation of the new lab was part of a celebration of the consortium, founded in 2004 by the state’s 19 community colleges. It has provided training to more than 100,000 employees at more than 5,400 businesses.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:59 PM
Burlington County College Board Solicitor Evan Crook swears in three new members to the BCC Board of Trustees: (left to right) Kate Gibbs, Kevin Brown, and alumni trustee Joseph Hyland at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Culinary Arts Center at BCC in Mount Holly. (Maryanne Corsini/BCC)

Burlington County College’s board of trustees swore in two new voting members Tuesday, bringing the board to full capacity for the first time in more than a year.

Kevin Brown, of Woodland Township, and Kate Gibbs, of Maple Shade, were chosen to fill slots left behind by trustees who were elected to public office. Joseph Hyland, 25, of Cinnaminson, was sworn in as one-year, nonvoting alumni trustee.

The board has 11 voting trustees, along with three nonvoting members: an alumni trustee, a solicitor, and secretary.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 4:05 PM
Paulette Brown, the first woman of color to head the American Bar Association, will deliver remarks to incoming first-year students at Rutgers-Camden’s law school Sunday, Aug. 25.

At the start of their law school educations, Rutgers-Camden’s law school students will be reminded of the challenges and rewards of their profession, hearing from a respected minority lawyer and pledging to uphold justice and due process in the face of adversity.

At a welcome reception Sunday, Aug. 24, students will take a ceremonial lawyer’s pledge, led by the president of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

“I will strive … to weigh conflicting loyalties and guide my work with an eye to what is good, acting less for myself than for justice and the people,” reads the version to be read at the ceremony, which also includes being “at all times, even at personal sacrifice, a champion of fairness and due process, in court or not, for all persons, whether the powerful or envied, or my neighbors, or the helpless or the hated or the oppressed.”

POSTED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:53 PM

A new program for “paraprofessional” employees at Cooper University Health Care will offer nursing degrees through Rutgers–Camden and Camden County College.

The pilot program, aimed at increasing South Jersey’s population of nurses by encouraging existing health-care workers to pursue nursing training, is funded by two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

A $250,000 grant will allow 10 Cooper employees to enter Rutgers–Camden’s nursing school this fall, receiving tuition subsidies and a stipend for personal expenses over the two-year program, the school announced last month. A two-year grant of nearly $250,000 also will support 16 to 20 Cooper employees at Camden County College who want to earn an associate’s degree in pre-nursing and move to a baccalaureate program. Those students will receive $1,000 stipends each semester, Camden County College announced Wednesday.

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