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A Laboratory for What the World Could Be
State continues to uphold social justice through inclusion, diversity and equitable education

As the country grapples with its long history of systemic racism and marchers take to the streets night after night to demand change, the Montclair State University community is coming together in support of each other and its commitment to social justice and equality.

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Expressing Thanks Through Music
MSU Singers and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra collaborate for virtual performance of Gratias Tibi.

After months of physical isolation and weeks of solitary work, 45 volunteer current and alumni members of the MSU Singers – sopranos, altos, tenors and basses – their director and assistants have produced a collective expressive of thanks and hope, in a virtual performance with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

365 Days of Pride
LGBTQ Pride, like Black Lives Matter, isn’t just a moment or a month.

With the world’s attention turned to racial injustice after George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police and the campus still mostly closed because of COVID-19, Montclair State quietly celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month online this June and will extend the celebration through the year. In addition to sharing virtual events with the campus community, Ebony Jackson ’14, ’16 MA, assistant director of the Office for Social Justice and Diversity, marked the month by focusing on  the intersections of race, gender and sexuality.

In Time of Need, Students Urged to Come Home
New Jersey Scholar Corps brings NJ students home for studies and service.

Union City resident Gihani Dugganna Walawwe Pahalawela was planning to study in New York this fall. But then she heard about the New Jersey Scholar Corps, a higher education partnership formed in response to the economic impacts and public health toll of the COVID-19 crisis.

Blue’s Clues and Josh Dela Cruz
Broadway actor and alumnus finds a home and a hit show on Nickelodeon

When Nickelodeon’s breakout hit children’s show Blue’s Clues (1996-2006) returned as the rebooted Blue’s Clues & You! last fall, some wondered whether this sweet and occasionally silent show from the pre-smartphone era could succeed amidst the noise of the “digital age.”

The answer – with the dynamic Josh Dela Cruz ’11 as the human sidekick to cartoon puppy Blue – is a resounding, “Yes!”

The show ranked No. 1 among preschool shows in its first week, and a second season was ordered just eight days after its November 11, 2019, debut.

Fostering Success
As Deborah Fish Ragin retires, she leaves a legacy to help foster-care youth attend college and graduate.

Red Hawk Food Pantry Receives Donation from Goya Foods

When students pick up groceries at the Red Hawk Food Pantry this summer, they will find new items in their bags – products from Goya Foods, Inc.

As part of Goya’s effort to address food insecurity during the current national public health crisis, the Jersey City-based company donated 44 cases of rice, beans and other grocery items to the Red Hawk Pantry last week.

Congratulations Class of 2020

View all the information about our plans for Commencement ceremonies.

Who’s That Bird?

Rocky the Red Hawk’s surprising and delightful “reveals” go online.

Last Modified: Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:39 pm