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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