September 4, 2016 |
After a second stint as New Jersey education commissioner, David C. Hespe is stepping down. Hespe announced Friday that he would resign effective at the end of September. He was named by Gov. Christie in February 2014. His timing coincides with the beginning of a new school year for more than one million New Jersey public school students. "We are entering another school year, which represents a time of transition for thousands of students. Just as they will be embarking on a new stage of life, I have decided that the time is right for me to do the same," Hespe said in a statement.
March 29, 2016 |
For the business student from Germany, taking a biology class online meant being able to focus on the material, not on trying to understand and pronounce new words. For the student government president juggling work, campus, and family commitments, taking an art class online meant getting to explore the topic at the most convenient times, giving it her full attention and energy. For the school, Rowan College at Burlington County, online courses are one way to offer more courses, in more formats, to students who may be unable to take a specific class on campus.
December 29, 2015 |
Energy, utility, and construction companies need workers, but they often struggle to find the right recruits. "Number one, it's getting the word out that we're hiring. Number two, it's also getting the word out that a career in the energy industry is open to a broader population than job seekers may have thought," said Sally J. Nadler, who heads workforce development efforts at PSEG. The company is particularly looking to bring more women into jobs replacing gas mains, upgrading energy substations, and reading meters, she said.
December 1, 2015 |
Even as Rutgers-Camden unveiled a Writers House this month, the school's administrators were eyeing the next piece: a $5 million expansion of the new space. The day before the dedication of the $4.25 million renovation of the building at 305 Cooper St., the state announced a new round of funding for construction, renovation, and infrastructure on college campuses. At $180 million total, this round of bond funding is considerably smaller than the $1.3 billion distributed in 2013, which helped pay for 176 projects at 46 schools.
November 21, 2015 |
As people flocked to what was Burlington County College's satellite campus in Mount Laurel over the years, one brick building after another popped up, ringed by broad parking lots. The growing community college location was intended to respond to students' needs: Drive in, maybe from a job or caring for a child, park outside a building, walk in for class, then leave quickly afterward. And the school's main campus, in Pemberton Township, became less and less of a draw - it has enrolled fewer students than Mount Laurel for a decade.
September 19, 2015 |
When Kevin H. Tuno was released from Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to allow him to pass his final hours at home in Burlington City, it was a memorable ride. "He had a police escort with at least 15 police cars" from several South Jersey towns, said George Pelose, a brother-in-law. "It gave Kevin a great final memory. " Later that day, Mr. Tuno, 56, Burlington County emergency management coordinator since 1999, died at home of cancer. Barry E. Eck, president of the New Jersey Emergency Management Association, said in a statement: "Kevin was a talented and dedicated" coordinator whose "experience and wisdom provided foresight with balance to the otherwise chaotic world of emergency management.
August 25, 2015 |
A young woman filming a college marketing commercial last week looked into the camera and repeated her line: "Rowan College at Burlington County: Your path to success. " It won't be only the students picking a new "path to success. " The school, facing declining state funding and a shrinking pool of high school graduates, has rebranded itself and is reconfiguring its campuses to remain a viable option for students in an increasingly competitive environment. Founded in 1969 as Burlington County College and starting with a campus in Pemberton, the school has grown to more than 9,000 students in Pemberton, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Mount Holly, and the joint military base.
August 11, 2015
ISSUE | SHALE TAX Levy means job loss It is dangerously misleading to ignore the fact that even higher energy taxes jeopardize jobs ("How Pa. can get severance tax right," Aug. 2). Responsible shale development is driving a petrochemical rebirth, specifically at Marcus Hook. Sunoco Logistics' Mariner East 2 pipeline is expected to support an estimated 30,000 construction jobs, generate nearly $62 million in tax revenues, and provide $4.2 billion in economic activity. In addition to the more than $2.3 billion in taxes paid by the natural gas industry since 2008, Pennsylvania imposes a shale-gas impact tax that's generated more than $850 million since 2011 for communities throughout the commonwealth.
July 29, 2015 |
The community college in New Jersey's largest county is shifting its operations around among its physical campuses, closing its longtime Pemberton home and expanding its Mount Laurel campus to reflect enrollment and population changes over the years. The announcement Monday from Rowan College at Burlington County - newly renamed from Burlington County College, reflecting a partnership with Rowan University - follows an internal study showing the school's Mount Laurel campus has high demand, while its Pemberton location does not. It also follows a simple reality: The Mount Laurel campus has already been the de facto main campus for a decade, and future growth for the 9,500-student college was always likely to occur more on that campus than in other locations.
July 15, 2015 |
Ronald L. Martin, 67, of Tabernacle, executive editor of the Burlington County Times from 1996 to 2008, died of cancer Saturday, July 11, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. Steve Todd, the newspaper's general manager since 2010, who had first met Mr. Martin at the Willingboro paper in the 1970s, said, "He was a true local community journalist. " "He was a great leader in the newsroom," Todd added. Beyond the newsroom, Todd said, "he was one of the directors for the Ellis Family Foundation . . . created by Shirley Ellis, one of the owners of the newspaper.