Bloomfield College establishes Juneteenth as college holiday

Bloomfield College establishes Juneteenth as college holiday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College President Marcheta Evans announced to the Bloomfield College community that the institution recognized as New Jersey’s only four-year private predominantly black institution will be honoring Juneteenth as a college holiday for all students and employees. In making the announcement, Evans said, “I want to echo the words spoken by Gov. […]

Bloomfield College students launch on-campus Black Lives Matter campaign

Bloomfield College students launch on-campus Black Lives Matter campaign

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With strong support from Bloomfield College’s administration, motivated student leaders recently launched an on-campus Black Lives Matter campaign. A key part of the launch included the unveiling of new BLM messaging across the full front of the Student Center facade that was covered in black draping. The unveiling revealed large format posters […]

Bloomfield College ranked highly for social mobility

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has been named a top college for social mobility in the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Colleges ranking in the “Top National Liberal Arts Colleges for Social Mobility” category.  Bloomfield College is No. 1 in social mobility in New Jersey, and is ranked No. 42 in social mobility […]

Bloomfield College receives $1.47M grant

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has been awarded a $1,473,625 federal TRIO Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The competitive grant provides funding for institutions to provide their eligible students with academic development opportunities that support them in meeting basic college requirements, and motivate them toward the successful completion of their […]

Bloomfield College students launch social justice litmag

Bloomfield College students launch social justice litmag

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College creative writing and poetry students and alumni have come together to launch “I Can’t Breathe” magazine, an independent social justice literary magazine with all publishing proceeds benefiting social justice nonprofit organizations. A virtual launch party took place Aug. 23 with members of the editorial board and contributing authors, artists and […]

Bloomfield College welcomes new chairperson of nursing division

Bloomfield College welcomes new chairperson of nursing division

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Frances Figueroa Mal has joined the Bloomfield College faculty as associate professor and serves as chairperson of the Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing, effective July 27.  “Dr. Mal is an experienced faculty member, clinician and administrator with strong experience and commitment to supporting the student populations we serve at Bloomfield College,” […]

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

Area grocery store celebrates its employee graduates

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Brookdale ShopRite recently celebrated its associates who are 2020 graduates, applauding their strength, resilience and positive attitude. Class of 2020 graduates who work at Brookdale ShopRite include: Bloomfield High School’s Alex Camacho, Willy Ventura, Joy Hobday, Nina Cutchall and Gina Perrotta; Hackensack High School’s Marisa Greenwald; Payne Tech’s Mikel Malone; Passaic County […]

Bloomfield holds vigil for George Floyd

Bloomfield holds vigil for George Floyd

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In mourning for George Floyd, the black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 26, and in a show of unity with those protesting for social change and an end to racism, Bloomfield held a well-attended townwide vigil on May 30 via Zoom. “We are here gathered for […]

Bloomfield College waives deposits for accepted students

Bloomfield College waives deposits for accepted students

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As many individuals and families around the country experience difficulties during the current COVID-19 crisis, Bloomfield College is waiving its deposit fee for all commuter students accepted for the fall 2020 semester. In addition, the college is reducing its housing deposit to $50 for those who choose to live on campus. “We […]

DeLuca participates in NAACP’s Cannabis Ed. Forum

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Oranges-Maplewood NAACP hosted a Cannabis Education Forum in College Hall at Bloomfield College on Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring a panel discussion with Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca, East Orange Mayor Ted Green, state Sens. Ron Rice and Nia Gill, and Dianna Houenou of the New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union. Sandra King, […]