TCNJ Magazine - Spring 2016

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9 12. Japanese tsunami recovery TCNJ choral groups performed with tsunami survivors at Lincoln Center as part of a concert support- ing recovery efforts for the 2011 disaster. 13. School of Business gets rave reviews Employer Happiness "Best Undergrad Business Schools 2016" ranks TCNJ's BSchool No. 20 in the country for employer satisfaction with job preparedness, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek. National The magazine propelled the school overall to No. 35 in the nation, up 28 spots. Jersey No. 1 once again in New Jersey. That's yuuuge. 09. A record 1,100 Lions on campus for reunion 17. Living in AMERICA'S greatest food state Saveur spent April praising New Jersey eats, genuflecting before a classic and hallowed, if not bizarre, diner sidedish: "Disco fries soaked in savory brown gravy and shrouded in fistfuls of stretchy, melty mozzarella that envelope … the potatoes in an unbreakable body lock." The magazine also gave fist bumps to only-in-Jersey staples: pork roll (aka Taylor ham) and, for TCNJ, the hyper-local Trenton tomato pie. 14. Cheaper diplomas The College The front page of the May 9 Star-Ledger gave us a shout-out for having the second highest on-time, four-year graduation rate (73 percent, 2015) in New Jersey. (Yes, Princeton came in first.) Educational Opportunity Fund That same day The Philadel- phia Inquirer reported how efforts taken by TCNJ's EOF program raised its on-time student graduation rates to 70 percent (2016), greatly narrowing the gap between it and the college as a whole. EOF supports students in college readiness and success. 15. Impatience the good kind The Brower Student Center renovation and STEM Complex construc- tion projects are taking visible shape. 16. Exuberant rhododendrons dotting campus 10. Being kids again The release that Funival brings before finals 11. Guggenheims & Pulitzers As part of a Los Angeles Times reporting team, James Queally '09 won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news with coverage of the San Bernardino shootings. Novelist and English professor Jess Row can now add Guggenheim Fellow to his CV as one of 175 winners selected from a pool of 3,000 candidates in the U.S. and Canada. FACING PAGE: MATT FURMAN; DUSTIN FENSTERMACHER. THIS PAGE, L TO R: BILL CARDONI; TIMOTHY MURRAY; STAFF.

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