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The New Jersey Presidents' Council unanimously approved its FY06 budget policy statement for higher education, stressing that increased investment in higher education is critical for the educational opportunity of New Jerseyans and the economic development of the state. “The driving factor behind this very focused request is the essential link between the social and economic well-being of the state and the well-being of the state's higher education institutions,” said NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch. >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators (NAMEPA).  Howell will be chairman for two years, representing universities along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic states. >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT, has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority Engineering Programs Administrators (NAMEPA). Howell will be chairman for two years, representing universities along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic states. “It's a great honor to be a part of NAMEPA,” said Howell,  “and as chairman I'll extend the work I do at NJIT to motivate and increase the number of minority engineers.” >>
What: Some 116 students will soon get their cell phones back. The students, mostly blacks and Hispanics from impoverished urban neighborhoods, relinquished their cell phones while attending the rigorous academic boot camp at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). But come Thursday, at noon, they'll not only get their cell phones back but also be guaranteed admission to NJIT's freshman class.      When: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004 Where: Jim Wise Theater, Kupfrian Hall, on the NJIT campus. Why: The six-week boot camp, run by NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), helps disadvantaged students make an easier transition from high school to college. The students in EOP disproportionately attend impoverished secondary schools in the state, and have been historically underrepresented in technological universities. The enrichment program transforms these students into learners and scholars. Background: Residence hall life for the past six weeks has been tough: lights out at midnight, no radios, no visits between the men's and women's floors. And the students attended classes in physics, calculus and architecture from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Who: The graduation ceremony will be attended by the 116 students, their parents as well as NJIT professors and administrators. How: The media is invited to observe the ceremony and talk to students, parents, teachers and administrators. To attend, call Robert Florida at (973) 596-5203.      Editor's Note: : The students in the program are from the following cities or towns: Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Bayonne, Belleville, Bloomfield, Brick, Carteret, Cliffside Park, Clifton, Dayton, East Brunswick, East Orange, Edison, Elizabeth, Hamilton Twp, Hillside, Irvington, Iselin, Jersey City, Kearny, Laurel, Lincroft, Maplewood, Marlboro, Montclair, Newark, North Arlington, North Bergen, North Brunswick, Orange, Parsippany, Passaic, Paterson, Pennsauken, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainfield, Richland, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Roselle, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Towaco, Trenton, Union, Union City, West New York and Woodbury. >>
It's an academic boot camp designed to take underprepared high school students, from some of the state's poorest school districts, and transform them into bright college students, whose intellects will delight in the rigors of physics, calculus and computer science. >>
Jennifer Dorn, a senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), began life never dreaming she would one day graduate with distinction, and a host of awards, from a top engineering school. >>
Laurence Howell, the executive director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has been named minority-engineering program director of the year by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). >>