Non-profit organization, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC), opened a branch in Jersey City right before the statewide shutdown caused by COVID-19 in March.
Although he is a professor who has lived in Jersey City his whole life, he has now made the decision to leave Saint Peter’s and Jersey City.
Effective June 30th, Rivera Colon will no longer be an Assistant Professor at Saint Peter’s University; instead, he will be moving to California to be with his family.
SPU announces plans to reopen in the fall semester.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to put strains on higher education, Saint Peter’s University has made “some very difficult decisions” in the form of furloughs, salary cuts and a hiring freeze.
"I want to improve not only my life, but all people's lives."
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, there are undocumented immigrants who pay taxes but do not qualify for the recent stimulus package given to Americans.
On March 31, Campus Ministry’s member, Erich Sekel, SPU Recreation and Wellness Coordinator, Edward Daniel and longtime community volunteer, Michael Parrilla, gathered to organize 140 bags of food from the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry to donate to Hudson County Housing Department.
Students display worry that they might not receive federal aid due to covid.
Since the school’s closure in March, every department has had to reconfigure their teaching strategy and adapt to the usage of online learning tools in order to educate students during quarantine.
With a teaching format that essentially requires students to have a hands on experience, where does a STEM professor begin?
“We had to place limits on how many people can buy at a time.”
The transition wasn’t especially easy for professors like Alain Sanders, who has been a long-time critic of online learning, as many of his students are probably already well aware.
Within a few weeks, the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program at Saint Peter’s University lost three members of its staff, leaving EOF students lost and confused.
President Eugene Cornacchia, Ph.D reported that two students have tested positive for the new coronavirus, said an email sent to the campus community.
As schools across the nation grapple with the tough decisions of cancelling commencement activities for the class of 2020, Saint Peter’s University is digging its heels in the ground -- even if that means rescheduling exercises until at least the end of May.
The results of the test are not yet complete.
“Though this may be considered by some a distruption of academic instruction, we feel that it is the best way to minimize the risk of spreading the virus within the campus community,” the email read.
Some students are likewise concerned that these cuts might eventually impact the educational experience at Saint Peter’s University.
Commencement will be held on Monday, May 18, but seniors are fighting for a change.
Last March, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, monthly federal student loan payments were placed on pause, and new interest was waived on most loan balances.