The University’s first Inclusion Week has commenced on campus. Events have run from Monday, April 1 through Saturday, April 6.
University Changes Policy for Graduation
Monmouth University will be changing the 128-credit requirement for graduation to 120 credits effective fall semester of 2020.
The University’s Model United Nations (UN) team competed at the 65th session of Harvard University’s Model UN competition.
First-Generation Students Celebrated
The University celebrated first-generation students by participating in the country’s annual National First-Generation Day. This entailed a discussion panel on Nov. 6 in Anacon Hall and a tabling event on Nov. 8 in the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.
The free EZ Ride Shuttle service at Monmouth University will be discontinued due to budget concerns and a lack of riders on Sept. 30.
For the year 2016-2017, Monmouth University was recognized as the top green power user in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
A controversial debate surrounds student-athletes and whether or not they should receive wages. Last year, two suits were filed against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) over compensating student-athletes.
The largest Career Day in the University’s history was held in the OceanFirst Bank Center on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Over 120 companies and over 350 students and alumni attended the event sponsored by the Career Services Office.
The University welcomes 38 international students into a new International Student Mentor Program for this academic year.
World Hijab day at the University was located outside of the dining area of the RSSC, however, Zareen Shueib, treasurer of the MSA, believes the event was successful in reaching its goals. “It was more isolated than other years because of the renovations to the dining area, so we were located in the hallway, but it was still a great event. As a Muslim it showed me that Monmouth students are willing and open to new experiences and knowledge. They don’t let the media influence their choices and opportunities of learning new things,” she said.