Archive for March, 2017

Online Primary Sources: German History

German History in Documents and Images contains hundreds of translated German texts and excerpts along with images, maps, and essays written by distinguished scholars. The time period covered is from 1500 until 2010 or thereabouts. A great repository of important writings for those not versed in German.

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NJCU’s Accounting Program Ranked #5 in the State

According to the NJBIZ 2017 Book of Lists, NJCU’s accounting program moved up the rankings, from #7 last year to #5 this year.(35)

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National Academies Press “America’s Climate Choices” Series

“Produced at the request of Congress, the America’s Climate Choices series of reports provides authoritative analyses to inform and guide responses to climate change across the nation.  The reports were produced by committees of experts convened by the National Research Council….” There are four volumes in the series along with an overview volume. For additional climate science reports/documents by this esteemed publisher, please visit this site

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Major Report on Learning Outcomes

“With On Solid Ground, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) introduces a nationwide effort to examine direct evidence of student learning across higher educational institutions in the United States. This report represents the first attempt to reveal a landscape of student learning on key learning outcomes—critical thinking, written communication, and quantitative literacy—that both educators and employers agree are essential for student success in the workplace and in life.”

 

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Jersey City Socio-Economic Statistics, 1930 -1985

At this site that contains the fourteen editions of the City and County Data Book, a specialized supplement to the decennial census, you can track the ups and downs of Jersey City through the above years. Did you know that in 1930, Jersey City had a population of 316, 715, far larger than today? The variables change for each edition of the data book so many datasets are not presented over the entire time span of 1930-1985, but so much information is presented that you can get a real feel for what was happening in Jersey City decades ago.

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Sears Filing Document Expressing Doubt About Its Future

And we quote: “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. We believe that the actions discussed above are probable of occurring and mitigating the substantial doubt raised by our historical operating results and satisfying our estimated liquidity needs 12 months from the issuance of the financial statements. However, we cannot predict, with certainty, the outcome of our actions to generate liquidity, including the availability of additional debt financing, or whether such actions would generate the expected liquidity as currently planned.”(48)  Here is the entire report as filed with the SEC.

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NJCU’s Mention in Mayor Fulop’s Ward A “State of the City” Address

And we quote:

“Two of the most important projects in the city are actually happening right here in Ward A. First, We are especially excited for the expansion of New Jersey City University’s campus here in Ward A, which will include new residential housing and retail space. This is one of the largest and most transformative projects in the entire city. This expansion will be located on a 21-acre vacant site here in Ward A. As mentioned before, it will include new residential housing, new student housing, retail including a brand new large supermarket for residents on the south side of the city. A project of this magnitude will have an incredible impact, and will bring new opportunities, jobs and activity to this underutilized area.”(10)

Read the whole Ward A address given on March 20, 2017.

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