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Police respond to multiple reports of intoxication

Keyboard By Raquel Sosa-Sanchez Columnist

Student discovers criminal mischief on keyboard On Feb. 14 at approximately 3:44 p.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Green Hall regarding criminal mischief. Upon arrival, Campus Police met with the assistant director of Information Technology, who reported that he was told by a professor that an unknown student had rearranged keys on a computer keyboard in one of the multiple computer labs in the STEM Building to read the words “NIGER” and “MEXICAN GOD.” Campus Police was provided a room schedule and photographs of the keyboard. Campus Police then spoke with the advising professor on the matter. The professor told them that a student pointed out the keyboard to him soon after he arrived to class at approximately 8 a.m. There are currently no suspects in this investigation. CA reports intoxicated student in Wolfe Hall On Feb. 23 at approximately 1:14 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Wolfe Hall on the report of an intoxicated person. Upon arrival, the Police discovered a female individual sitting


in a chair in the lounge on a floor in Wolfe Hall. The individual was seen sitting upright, conscious and alert. A community adviser stated that she saw the individual staggering up the stairs and brought her to the Wolfe Hall lobby for evaluation. While speaking to the female individual, who was confirmed to be a student and resident of Wolfe Hall, Campus Police detected an odor of alcohol emanating from her breath. The student’s speech was slow and slurred, according to reporting officers. Campus Police asked the student if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages. The student then stated that she had consumed multiple mixed drinks. TCNJ Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene to evaluate the student. She was then cleared and allowed to return to her room. The student was issued a “B” summons for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in a public place or motor vehicle by a person under legal age. Campus Police discover intoxicated female in Wolfe Hall On Feb. 24 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Wolfe Hall on the report of an intoxicated person.



Upon arrival, Campus Police discovered a female student laying on the floor in front of Wolfe Hall’s rear lobby elevators. The student was accompanied by multiple other female students. Upon questioning, she was unresponsive and her speech was incomprehensible. Campus Police detected the odor of alcohol emanating from her breath, as well as vomit on her shirt, pants and the floor where she was laying. Campus Police questioned two of the accompanying students, who they stated that their unconscious friend had consumed multiple mixed drinks at an unknown off-campus house party. The CA at the scene stated she saw the female student laying on the floor and throwing up on the Wolfe Hall rear lobby elevators. The CA then proceeded to call Campus Police. TCNJ Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and evaluated the student. She was transported to a nearby medical facility for further evaluation. Campus Police did not issue a “B” summons for possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage by person under legal age


due to the level of intoxication of the student. Campus Police reported that she will be issued the summons at a later date. Intoxicated male vomits in Wolfe Hall On Feb. 24 at approximately 3:05 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to a men’s room on one of the floors of Wolfe Hall on an intoxicated persons call. Upon arrival, a male individual was seen sitting up on the floor inside the hallway doors, being evaluated by TCNJ EMS. The individual, confirmed to be a student, appeared to be alert and conscious. The student told Campus Police that he had consumed nine Bud Light beers at an off-campus location. He was initially found by a female student who stated that she found him lying on the floor outside of her room, having already vomited. The male student vomited a second time while being evaluated by TCNJ EMS. When asked if he wanted to be transported to a hospital for further evaluation, the student stated that he did not. TCNJ EMS determined that the student was able to return


to his room for the evening. The student was then issued a “B” summons for possession or consumption of an alcoholic beverage by person under legal age. Theft occurs at Campus Town Fitness Center On Feb. 26 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Campus Police met with a male student who wanted to report a theft from the Campus Town Fitness Center. The student stated he arrived at the Fitness Center at approximately 7:45 p.m. and proceeded to the men’s locker room. He stated that he rolled up his wallet in his jacket and placed the items in a locker without a lock. He went back to the locker at approximately 8:45 p.m. to take his belongings from the unlocked locker. Upon exiting the Fitness Center, the student checked his wallet and found that all his cash was missing from his wallet. He reported that he had $80 in all 20-dollar bills prior to the theft. He notified the front desk attendant before leaving and proceeded to TCNJ Campus Police Headquarters to report the theft. The student advised Campus Police that nothing else was missing from his wallet. The case is currently still open for investigation.

SG approves organizations, announces upcoming events

Alexandra Shapiro / Columnist

Left: The general body recognizes Kinks and Koilz as an official club. Right: O’Brien stresses the importance of employee recognition. By Alexandra Shapiro Columnist Student Government discussed policies and voted on two student organizations and an impeachment bill at its meeting on Feb. 27 SG began the meeting by welcoming Jennifer Palmgren, the assistant provost for academic affairs. Palmgren attended the meeting to discuss the College’s shared governance system. Palmgren described certain procedures, programs and institutional missions that are reviewed through a shared governance between SG and the administration. The governance document, “Governance Structure and Processes 2017,” outlined the charges and membership of governance committees and councils. Palmgren urged anyone interested in the governance process to look at governance. for more information.

Next, SG welcomed Staff Senate President Joseph O’Brien, who encouraged the SG to fill out a survey designed to acknowledge superior staff and give exceptional employees recognition. Members of an organization called the Healing Arts Club testified before the general body on why it should be recognized as a student organization at the College. The club wants to engage the campus community in different crafting activities that also serve as a way for people to develop a healthy creative outlet. SG voted to approve the club, which will be recognized as an official club at the College after a registration process. Members of the Kinkz and Koilz organization also testified why it should be a recognized student organization by the College. Its goal is to educate on different hair textures, curls and backgrounds

of different hairstyles. The organization aims to provide a safe space for students to embrace their natural hair and roots, embrace their inner beauty and boost their self-confidence. Kinkz and Koilz was approved by the SG body and plans on registering to become a recognized club at the College. Next, SG debated a bill titled, “Open Session Impeachments,” which was made in an effort to publicize impeachment processes and have proceedings voted on in an open session that includes associate members of SG. After a general body vote, this bill was not passed and will not be taking effect. Vice President of Academic Affairs Niki Taneja informed the general body that senators for the Schools of Arts and Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing, Health and Exercise

Science and the Public Health program will be announced next week. SG also announced upcoming events. The rescheduled spring career fair will be held on Monday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brower Student Center Room 100. The main event for the Celebration of Student Achievement’s month-long showcase is scheduled for May 8 throughout various buildings on campus. The deadline to sign up for the Celebration of Student Achievement is March 22. Senior communication studies major and Vice President of Student Services Taylor Mislan announced the event “Out of the Darkness Walk,” which will take place on April 6 and was created to support mental health and suicide awareness. Further details on the event have not yet been announced.

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The Signal: Spring '19 No. 6  

The 3/6/19 issue of The Signal, The College of New Jersey's student newspaper

The Signal: Spring '19 No. 6  

The 3/6/19 issue of The Signal, The College of New Jersey's student newspaper