Dear EarthTalk: In my business courses in college, we were taught that ecological degradation was an “externality”—something outside the purview of economic analyses. Now that the environment is of such concern, are economists beginning to rethink this? — Josh Dawson, Flagstaff, AZ
EDISON — The Middlesex County College women’s basketball team beat Rockland 75-67 in a well-played contest Dec. 7. The squad is now 5-5.
EDISON — A new student government has been created at Middlesex County College; it now has four officers and elections for 12 to 14 representatives will be held in the spring. Called the Student Government Association (SGA), the organization will represent students and their interests.
GLASSBORO – Freshman Michael Burton knocked down back-to-back three-pointers in the final 90 seconds of the game, as the Kean University men’s basketball team closed the game on a 7-0 run to defeat host Rowan University, 71-66, in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Wednesday evening.
UNION – Freshman guard Emily Cristaldi scored eight of her team-high 18 points in overtime, as the Kean University women’s basketball team overcame a double-digit second-half deficit to defeat DeSales University, 69-65, in overtime in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
EDISON–Kindergarteners partnered with their fifth grade buddies on the morning of Wednesday, December 8, to spread holiday cheer to classrooms and administrative offices at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in North Edison.
WOODBRIDGE–Marine Corps Pfc. Jerry L. Skeete, a 2001 graduate of Woodbridge High School, recently completed the Marine Aviation Maintenance Administration Course.
NEW BRUNSWICK –Supreme Court Associate Justice Barry T. Albin will deliver the keynote address at the fourth Middlesex County Drug Court commencement program next week.
IOWA CITY, IOWA—Registration is now open for the February 12, 2011 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before January 7, 2011. Please note that no test centers are scheduled in New York State for this date.