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The TCNJ Advisory Commission on Social Justice: Race and Educational Attainment (the Commission) is charged with examining race relations in The College of New Jersey’s history with the Ewing-Trenton area. The Commission’s goal is to present a clear statement of TCNJ’s past and actionable plans for addressing questions of equity and social justice.

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The college campus on Clinton Avenue in Trenton (1855-1931).

Recent News

  • October 12, 2017

    To the Campus Community: I am pleased to announce the following individuals have agreed to serve on the Commission on Social Justice Implementation Task Force. Dr. Suzanne McCotter, Dean, School of Education Victoria Guerra ’19, Nursing Major, Bonner Scholar, College Ambassador Dionne Hallback, Associate Director for Financial Aid and Staff Senate Representative Heather Hardwick, Director of Marketing Communications Dr. Frederick McDowell,...

  • October 10, 2017

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  • September 14, 2017

    Times of Trenton Editorial Board

  • June 30, 2017

    The full report contains suggested projects for implementation.

  • May 30, 2017

    The purpose of my letter is not to re-litigate the case or the history behind it. You should know that the Loser family respects the college’s decision and the thoughtfulness with which they approached the situation, as saddened as we are by it. -- Victoria Loser Gudritz, Suttons Bay, Michigan

  • May 30, 2017

    The College of New Jersey has announced it is changing the name of its admissions building that had been named for an ardent supporter of segregation. Paul Loser Hall will now be known as Trenton Hall. The change goes into effect immediately.

  • May 24, 2017

    In the face of these observations and conclusions, I recommend the removal of Dr. Paul Loser’s name from the building currently housing Nursing, Health and Exercise Science and the Admissions Office and replacing the name with Trenton Hall.

  • May 16, 2017

    This afternoon I received a recommendation from the Advisory Commission on Social Justice: Race and Educational Attainment co-chairs John Donohue and Christopher Fisher. After carefully considering the comments made at last week’s forum, testimony given at previous open fora, and the archival research findings of Professor Robert McGreevey’s students, the Commission is recommending that the...

  • May 16, 2017

    Recommendation: In light of what TCNJ has learned about Dr. Paul Loser Sr.’s stand on segregation and the impact that his decisions have had on the disparities in Trenton, the Commission recommends that TCNJ remove Dr. Loser’s name from the Admissions building.

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