Timing is certainly a critical factor in all
good decisions. Healthstate — the University’s
award-winning magazine for more than two decades — has
taken its final bows and moved offstage to make room for its
successor. UMDNJ Magazine will assume the starring role in
the University’s compendium of publications.
Why, you might ask? Well, partly because the
time is right for a change. Like clothing and music, magazines
have styles, and styles change. A major overhaul was in order:
2004 is a giant step away from 1982, when the magazine was
founded. The world has changed and so has UMDNJ.
But it doesn’t end there. The magazine
is a mirror for the University. So, as UMDNJ steps up to take
a hard look at itself, what it should see is an entity that
has moved beyond its infancy and gained some maturity, stature,
depth, momentum and visibility in New Jersey and outside of
the state. The magazine, too, has “grown up.”
UMDNJ’s flagship publication, like its
sister publication, UMDNJ Research, will boldly display the
University’s name. That’s called pride of ownership.
UMDNJ Magazine will spotlight the best that the University
has to offer. Of course, the best means the people whose talents,
energy and enthusiasm for their work make it all happen.
We hope we can convey their excitement —
and our own in launching this new magazine — to you,
— the editors