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Anniversary of U.S. Constitution lecture to discuss modern civil rights

Dr. Omar Wasow, politics professor at Princeton University

Dr. Omar Wasow, politics professor at Princeton University

“This [year] is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a watershed event in attempting to protect minority groups, particularly at the time African-Americans, from discrimination in political participation, economic opportunity and physical integrity rights,” said Dr. Brian Potter, the new Chair of Political Science at TCNJ.

In fact, 2015 will be the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which eliminated discrimination on the basis of race in voting booths. The violent events in Ferguson, MO and other police shootings of African-American makes in other US cities should cause us to assess how well we’ve done in the last 50 years.

The lecture will be on Tuesday September 16 at 12:30-1:30 pm in the Library Auditorium 

Please visit Dr. Omar Wasow’s website at

And check out this story about Dr. Wasow’s move from a dashing internet analyst to a prestigious politics professor


Student Leaders Welcome HSS Freshmen

Payal Ved, DJ Josso-Martin, Nina Ventresco, Joey DiCarlo, and Nick Lauda were all featured student speakers at the HSS Dean’s Welcome for New Students on Convocation Day, Monday, August 25. In order to promote the School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ four-point ExCEL strategy to achieving academic and professional success, these students explained how theyContinue Reading

An alumna’s avant-garde adventures abroad: Uncanny choices and how that got her into the Peace Corps

Wiktoria Leja, Class of 2012 alumna, has been assigned by the Peace Corps to an English-teaching position in Indonesia. After having an out-of-the-box study abroad experience in Senegal, it was clear to this HSS student that she was yearning for more. Find out about how she applied for the Peace Corps, what it takes to beContinue Reading

What We All Forget About Our Own Majors

The renowned NYT contributor Nicholas Kristof retells the story we have heard many a time but consistently let slip from our memories. The Humanities are invaluable. Humanities students and faculty reign true; from the critical thinking and analytical skills, the writing and public speaking, our comparative mindsets, and our global perspectives to our engagement inContinue Reading

We’re Off for the Summer!

We’re on summer break.  During this time, we won’t be updating our website as we focus our attention on preparing for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Please check back with us in late August when we will resume regular updates here, celebrating the achievements of our community members and informing you of events on campus.

Welcome Class of 2018!

Whatever your plans are for the summer, I hope you are also thinking about the next phase of your life journey, the journey that will bring you to our beautiful campus.Continue Reading

Advice to the Class of 2018 (From the Class of 2014)

Message to Incoming Freshmen (Class of 2018)   Below find some golden tips from the 2014 Graduating Seniors to the 2018 incoming freshmen.  Good luck out there and it isn’t that bad here Take your studies seriously since they are your primary reason for being at TCNJ, but don’t let it rob you of enjoying the nextContinue Reading

Congratulations to Our 2014 Graduates!

Congratulations to Our 2014 Graduates! At Commencement 2014 we celebrated you under cloudy (and sometimes torrentially rainy) skies, but in our hearts we had nothing but sunshine, joy, and pride. Please keep in touch and let us know where your life journey takes you next.      

Phi Kappa Phi 2014 Honor Society Inductees

  This year, Phi Kappa Phi honor society has inducted yet another tremendous class of students from a wide variety of disciplines. Congratulations students on achieving such high honors!   “Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest comprehensive honor society, with inductees from every discipline taught at American colleges and universities, from accounting to engineering,Continue Reading

Peter Wood 2014 Award for Poetry at TCNJ

Please join us in congratulating Eneda Xhambazi, the winner of the 2014 Peter Wood Award! Eneda is graduating this spring with a Psychology major and Creative Writing minor. Below is the comments made by judge, Brian Teare, renowned poet, professor and bookmaker.     WINNER: Eneda Xhambazi’s poems thrive on the kinds of transformations thatContinue Reading