Politics

Immigrants Worried About Future

By Anika Nahar   Copyeditor   An immigration attorney warned undocumented students at a campus workshop on Thursday to avoid speaking to the police under the Trump administration due to the threat of deportation. Alexander Shalom, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, emphasized the importance of citizens’ rights when confronting with law enforcement and immigration services. “If there is … Continue reading

University Enrollment Falls Short
On Campus / Politics

University Enrollment Falls Short

By Gabriel Jorge Staff Writer A top William Paterson administrator announced on Tuesday that the ranks of adjunct professors may diminish and the sizes of classes may increase after the university fell short of its enrollment goal for the spring semester. However, Steve Bolyai, the vice president for administration and finance, reassured students and faculty … Continue reading

Presidential Historian Speaks at WPU
Features / On Campus / Politics

Presidential Historian Speaks at WPU

Deirdre St. John Staff Writer Presidential historian Jon Meacham, the author of best-selling biographies of Andrew Jackson and George H.W. Bush, marked his much-anticipated turn as a distinguished guest lecturer at William Paterson University on Friday by stressing the importance of empathy, patience and humility as trademarks of a great president. “First, great presidents have resolved moments … Continue reading

Clinton, Trump Closing in On Wins
Features / Politics

Clinton, Trump Closing in On Wins

By: Alexandra Metzler Staff Writer New Jersey might be a player in the presidential primary race after all. After Tuesday’s primaries, both the Democratic and Republican leading presidential candidates are close to winning their party’s nomination. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton needs just 144 delegates to win her party’s presidential nomination in July; businessman … Continue reading

Alternatives to Primaries
Columns / Politics

Alternatives to Primaries

By Anthony Vargas Staff Writer Getting the attention of voters for presidential primaries can be challenging – turnout is often lower than the general election. Some believe, however, that there are alternatives that could change the way the country nominates its party presidential candidates. Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey, would prefer open … Continue reading

Primaries and Caucuses: The Political System
Features / Politics

Primaries and Caucuses: The Political System

By Daniel Popoloski Staff Writer The primary nomination system of presidential candidates is easily comparable to network television and HBO, according to a political science professor. “Network television needs to apply to a wide range of audiences so a lot of times it’s less edgy,” said Dan Cassino, associate professor of political science at Fairleigh … Continue reading