Jeff Zymeri


What happens if marijuana is legalized in New Jersey?

Every 22 minutes, someone in New Jersey is arrested for marijuana possession, according to a 2012 statistic cited in a new bill introduced by New Jersey lawmakers on May 15. Just this month, a University student was arrested for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, according to a local police report. Sponsored by Democratic state senator Nicholas Scutari, the bill would legalize, regulate, and tax recreational marijuana in New Jersey, joining eight other states that host recreational marijuana programs. The new bill seeks to alleviate racial inequalities in the criminal justice system by legalizing the drug. The University's stance surrounding the drug's use is not immune to the potential policy change.

Profile: Dr. Barbara Sampson '88, NYC chief medical examiner

Both of Barbara Sampson's parents were doctors. When she was growing up, it was never a question of if she would become a doctor; it was a question of when. One day, her father asked her, “How about pathology?” While the branch of medical science that examines body tissue for forensic purposes may not seem appealing to some, Sampson was immediately intrigued.

McGraw Center attendance surges since 2014

Every tutor searches for that “magic moment” — the opportunity to witness a student suddenly see the light through a murky question or concept and grow a deeper understanding and a greater enthusiasm for learning right before the tutor’s eyes.

Latino Coalition files complaint against town charter school

On Feb. 16, the Latino Coalition of New Jersey (LCNJ) filed a complaint against the Princeton Charter School (PCS) with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. In a press release that explains the filed complaint, the LCNJ urged these two departments “to investigate segregation at the Princeton Charter School and to review state policies that permit charter schools to serves as ‘enclaves of segregation.’”

U. students participate in Women's Marches across the nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a strong response to yesterday’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of marchers descended on the capital. Due to the crowd’s size, the march could not proceed as planned. Attendees instead gathered to hear artists, speakers, meet with each other, and march through city streets in a less organized fashion.

Panel discusses role of activism, effecting change

As part of the Woodrow Wilson School's Friday, Dec. 9 event “From Ferguson to Dallas to Charlotte: Racial Justice and Policing in America,” a panel, moderated by Ben Jealous, discussed the role of activism in effecting change.

New GSG committee to conduct research on unionization

After the Aug. 23 ruling from the National Labor Relations Board allowing graduate students to form unions on private university campuses, the Graduate Student Government organized a Unionization Fact Finding Committee to provide answers to questions graduate students might have about the possibility of unionizing.“We’re trying to show students exactly what unionizing means,” Daniel Vitek, chair of the committee, said.Vitek is also the Academic Affairs chair of the GSG.While the GSG is constitutionally bound not to encourage graduate student unionization, Vitek noted, it has focused on providing impartial information on the issue of unionization for students interested in the issue.“We’re not unionizing, we’re fact-finding,” he said.Vitek added that there’s “not a lot of institutional knowledge among our peer private institutions about how do you go about unionizing.”The committee will conduct an impartial research on the relevant questions and compile the results into a report before the end of fall semester.