Saturday, November 17, 2012
College of St. Elizabeth vice president said the case is being handled by the proper authorities.
A College of St. Elizabeth official said restrictions barring a student facing arson charges from the Florham Park campus were put in place by law enforcement, and school has not yet taken internal action against the student. The defendant, 18-year-old Mykia White-Johnson of Plainfield, allegedly lit two rolls of toilet paper on fire in the bathroom of a fourth-floor dorm. College staff identified the source of the smoke and doused the toilet paper rolls in the sink before police and fire officials arrived, according to a police statement. White-Johnson allegedly told a police officer she started the fire in O'Connor Hall, and reportedly told the officer she was under stress because she was doing poorly in her classes and indicated she was…
Friday, November 16, 2012
18-year-old allegedly lit toilet paper rolls in a fourth-floor bathroom, police said.
An 18-year-old student at the College of St. Elizabeth in Florham Park has been charged with arson for allegedly setting two rolls of toilet paper on fire Wednesday night in a dorm bathroom on campus, authorities announced Friday. The student, Mykia White-Johnson of Plainfield, allegedly confessed to starting the fire when she went to Florham Park police headquarters for follow-up questioning on Thursday, according to an arrest affidavit signed by Florham Park Police Det./Sgt. Christopher Core. A student on the floor said she saw White-Johnson enter the bathroom several time just before the alarm went off, and while White-Johnson initially told police she saw the smoke and went for help, she later handed the officer a note with the …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey goes outdoors for “The Comedy of Errors," where unexpected pyrotechnics lead to memorable rendition of the national anthem.
The magic of live theater has never been more evident than it was Saturday night at the College of St. Elizabeth, where the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey premiered its annual outdoor production at the school’s throwback stone-and-grass amphitheater. Following intermission and sundown, the second act of “The Comedy of Errors” had just begun when a large, loud and very visible fireworks show exploded in the night sky. The company is known for preparing clever improvisations for airplane interruptions from nearby Morristown Airport, but this lengthy distraction proved to be more of an unexpected challenge. Fortunately, it was no match for this talented troupe, which has 50 years of experience to fall back on. Not only did they soldier on…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Comedies, musicals and Dickens on 2012 schedule.
Laughs from Shakespeare, an updated French farce, a faithful adaptation of “Oliver Twist” and a new twist on “Man of La Mancha” are all part of the celebration of 50 years of classics at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Here’s the 2012 season at a glance, with comments on each production from Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. “Henry IV, Part One” May 30 to June 24 Monte's comment: For Shakespeare purists and Shakespeare traditionalists, they are going to love it. “The Comedy of Errors” June 20 to July 29, on the outdoor stage at the College of St. Elizabeth Directed by Jason King Jones, who’s been with us since 1998, with a big crazy group of young actors playing all those crazy twins. “The Liar” July 4 to 29 [Pierre Corneille’s …
Friday, May 11, 2012
A New Jersey Supreme Court Justice will speak at Drew and the founder of the Center of Art for Peace in El Salvador will speak at the College of St. Elizabeth on Saturday.
Friday, May 11, 2012
A New Jersey Supreme Court Justice is scheduled to speak at Drew University and the founder of the Center of Art for Peace in El Salvador is scheduled to speak at the College of St. Elizabeth on Saturday morning as they address graduates. New Jersey Supreme Court Justice and lauded civil rights proponent Barry T. Albin will serve as the main speaker at Drew University’s 144th Commencement on May 12. Albin will join former Board of Trustees Chair Barbara Morris Caspersen; community development champion Wilbert Mitchell; and renowned medical ethicist Edmund Pellegrino in receiving an honorary doctoral degree from the school, a school news release said. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. Sister Margaret Ann O'Neill, founder and director of …