Rowan University

By Alexander Heller

Over the past decade, Rowan University has been the epicenter of incredible change. The university, and the greater Glassboro area, has seen a large influx of business, wealth, and people, particularly college students. As the university celebrates its steady rise in college rankings and students settling in for the new semester, other students are certainly having a far more difficult time setting up their residency. 

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By Alexander Heller

On Saturday afternoon, Rowan students received an email detailing an assault at Holly Pointe Commons early Thursday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 Thursday morning as a female student was fondled by someone she described as an “intoxicated short black male.”

The female student encountered the male sleeping in a restroom, and as he awoke he followed her back to her room uninvited and attempted to enter her room. 

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By The Whit Staff

This afternoon, following an incident at the Rowan Boulevard parking garage, students and faculty came together to discuss issues revolving around the Wellness Center and its handling of student mental health.

The impromptu meeting was held on the front steps of the Wellness Center. Discussion between participants focused on the experiences of themselves and those of people they know, as well as what improvements they think could be made at Rowan.

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By The Whit Staff

At approximately noon today, an incident involving a student occurred at the Rowan Boulevard parking garage, as confirmed by Rowan Public Safety.

A male student fell from the parking garage near the Barnes & Noble and is in critical condition at Cooper University Hospital, according to an email to the university community by Joe Cardona, the vice president for university relations. Cardona declined to comment about the incident outside of the information provided in the email.

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News broke on Thursday, December 5, of a Rowan student’s alleged fall from the parking garage on Rowan Boulevard. The news sent shockwaves across Rowan University, in a community already reeling from three suicide deaths throughout the semester. 

During the week, Rowan students expressed their frustration with both the Wellness Center and the administration online; as many believed Rowan isn’t doing enough in tackling the growing mental health crisis within its students student body.

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This week Chad sits down with the man behind Every Whit Way’s music, Jayce Williams. A member of the band Sweet Pill, Jayce has been at the forefront of Glassboro’s music scene since first attending Rowan University, and is a co-founder of the wildly successful art collective known as 4333. 

And later, the guys discuss what got them into music, what they’re currently listening to, and some of their guilty pleasures in music.

Listen to the podcast here.

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