Archive for May, 2007

By Elizabeth Regan, Staff Reporter

On April 12, 2007, New Jerseys Governor Jon S. Corzine was in a serious traffic accident on the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City on his way to the governor’s mansion for a meeting with Don Imus and the Rutgers University women’s basketball team. The governor suffered severe injuries and will endure months of rehabilitation. “Based on the pictures I’ve seen of the crash, I think he is lucky, said Dr. Steven Ross, head of the Cooper University Hospitals Trauma Unit. Continue Reading »

By: Stephanie Rockliss

Cumberland County College had its 3rd annual Human Rights Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 25th. This day, hosted by the Amnesty Club at CCC, took place from 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m. in the Luciano Center.
The Amnesty Club at CCC is a part of Amnesty International, which is an organization that is dedicated to spreading the awareness of human rights. At the event held on Wednesday afternoon, the Amnesty Club expressed that not everyone is as privileged as we are in the United States. Many people all over the world do not have the rights that we do.
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  • One Book One College

    By Jen Resnick Since 2004 there has been a One Book One College program here at CCC. The Students and staff are requested to read a book, which is chosen for that academic year. The book brings students, staff and even community members closer together by discussion. The CCC staff members are responsible for choosing the book. Professor Catherine Kewish chose this year’s one-book one-college novel. She chose Snow Falling On Cedars, by David Guterson. “The number one reason that this book was picked, [was] because it lent itself to so many different classes and different academic areas. It could easily be discussed, paper assignments, research papers and things like that and it also lent itself to multi-culturism diversity, which really are key words in the classes today,” stated professor Kewish. Snow Falling On Cedars had great reviews and is known as a “must read” novel. This gripping and impeccably written masterpiece is based on Japanese tradition. There will be a day of Japanese tradition held here at CCC in the Conference Center Banquet Room on Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Professor Kewish is very excited about this upcoming event. “This book gave us the opportunity to work with Japanese culture and we will have a whole afternoon of Japanese culture, tradition, Japanese dancers, maybe the Japanese drummers if they could get here, [and] things like Japanese calligraphy, origami, flower arranging, a Japanese tea ceremony. It’s going to be gorgeous!” said Kewish. This event is opened to the community. CCC has offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the author of this riveting novel. David Guterson, will be here on campus on Wednesday, April 4, 2007. Guterson will be at The Fine and Performing Arts Center in the theatre at 7pm. In the past the other “must read” books included, The Color Of Water and My Sister’s Keeper. You can find any of these books here at CCC’s library, CCC’s bookstore, and online.