Archive for May, 2017

100+ Photos of NJCU 2017 Graduation

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The 25th Amendment

Among options being mentioned for removing President Trump are impeachment and the 25th Amendment that deals with presidential succession. This provides for various scenarios in which the president declares himself unfit for duty or the vice president, in consultation with others, can replace the president. A brief overview is provided here. For those interested in the legislative history of this amendment: congressional hearings, its use during Watergate, and additional efforts to cement in place this transitional piece, please use this site.

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Just How Busy Is Penn Station?

This interactive video shows the amount of train traffic into Penn Station during a 40-minute span during rush hour. Now you know why the planned reduction of tracks due to long overdue maintenance work will create a transit nightmare.

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2017 New Jersey Memorial Day Events

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150 Years of Hudson County History

As part of its 150th anniversary, The Jersey Journal issued a special supplement that contained articles and photographs highlighting the past century and a half of this county. Included are the most influential people, major landmarks, and the 25 most significant stories. More than a few of the pieces were co-authored by Patrick Shalhoub, our periodicals and government documents librarian and Carmela Karnoutsos, a retired NJCU history professor. These two are also responsible for the award-winning Jersey City Past and Present site; additional tomes on various New Jersey counties are here and here.

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Videos of College Commencement Speeches

Dozens if not hundreds of these speeches are viewable online courtesy of C-SPAN.

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How President Trump’s Proposed Budget Hurts New Jersey

And it does in a big way. To review the effects of his proposed budget, please read here and here and here.

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2017 NJCU Graduation Live!

For those who cannot attend this ceremony, come here for a livestream. It starts at 9am.

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Full Text of President Trump’s 2018 Budget

His proposed budget, entitled A New Foundation for American Greatness, along with “major savings and reforms” can be found here. Thousands of news reports are already online; The New York Times has an analysis.

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ABC Books

Books developed to allow children to learn their alphabet have existed for years. This site from Princeton –  ABC Books – reproduces fifty-four of these primers, ranging from 1805 to 1987. “Far from simply ‘A is for Apple,’ these rare texts cover a diverse scope of subject matters and approaches such as a ‘fisherman’s’ alphabet from 1823 or a sign-language alphabet from 1974.” Of interest to many disciplines.

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Explaining Primary Sources

The ability to recognize a primary source and exploit it correctly form the basis for the second draft of Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy from the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Society of American Archivists. This text is aimed at all knowledge workers, whether they are teachers, librarians or archivists; a worthwhile annotated bibliography adds to the usefulness of this document.

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Online Primary Sources for American History: Japanese Internment Camp Newspapers

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942 to 1946 contains thousands of pages of locally printed newspapers from a variety of internment camps. For example, you can read about the establishment of schools from the June 2, 1942 issue of the Manzanar Free Press or the recruiting efforts for combat volunteers found in various publications. There are multiple ways of searching this unique collection, and it reminds us of what prejudice and fear can do to a country and its peoples.

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Jersey City Ranked Among the Best Places for Millennials to Live

Jersey City has placed 23rd in a list of the top 100 best places for millennials to live as formulated by Niche. The methodology employed is here.

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Who Is Robert Mueller, Special Counsel to the FBI?

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Library Closure on Friday, May 19, 2017

Due to upgrade work, the Library will be closed on Friday, May 19. In addition, there will be no access to the Library’s databases from 6pm, Thursday, May 18 until 6pm, Friday, May 19.  We are regret the inconvenience.

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NJCU Library 2017 Summer Schedule

May 16 – May 26

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

Sat-Sun  Closed

May 27 – May 29 Memorial Day Weekend Closed

May 30 – June 4

Tues – Thursday 7:30am – 9pm

Fri 7:30am – 5pm

Sat Closed

Sun 11am – 5pm

June 5 – July 3

Mon-Thurs 7:30am – 9pm

Fri-Sat Closed

Sun 11am-5pm

July 4 Closed

July 5 – July 6

Wed-Thurs 8am – 5:15pm

July 7-July 9 Closed

July 10 – August 10

Mon-Thurs 7:30am – 9pm

Fri-Sat Closed

Sun 11am – 5pm

August 11- September 1

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm

Sat – Sun Closed

NOTE: ALL LIBRARY SERVICES END 15 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING TO ALLOW PUBLIC SAFETY TIME TO CLEAR THE BUILDING

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Most Cramped Cities in New Jersey

It should come as no surprise that all these municipalities are in northern Jersey, and that Hudson County places figure prominently.

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Dozens of Dr. Who Audio Stories Freely Available

For those who are fans of Dr. Who (me!!), there are many audio stories, professionally produced and featuring some the actors whom we have seen as the various incarnations of The Doctor. Enjoy!

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2017 New Jersey Governor’s Race

With so many people focused on the doings in Washington, some may have overlooked the fact that New Jersey has an election for governor this November 7. To start looking at the candidates and the issues, please peruse: Your guide (so far) to the 2017 N.J. governor’s race (NJ.com); New Jersey gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2017 (Ballotpedia); and 2017 Election Information (NJ Department of State). As the primaries are held on June 6 (see the timeline), more information will be forthcoming.

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Fortune’s 2017 Global 500

Listed by revenue, these companies are scattered throughout the world in various sectors(industries). Included are company profiles. graphs, financials, and featured articles. In addition there is a map section as well as a feature showing the shifts in rankings of individual companies over the past two decades.

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