The Tower is recognized as a top college newspaper

NJCPA

The Tower staff placed second in general excellence from the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association for their work on the November 2016 issue, pictured above, and September 2016 print edition. Published April 23, 2017 The Tower, Kean University’s independent student news organization, has been recognized as a top college newspaper in New Jersey for a competition among four-year public and […]

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American Cancer Society cancels Relay for Life at Kean

Participants and teams from the 2016 Relay for Life at Kean University. Credit: Rose Marie Kitchen

By Rose Marie Kitchen | Published April 7, 2017 After four years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has officially put their Relay for Life partnership with Kean University on hold because of fundraising benefits. Relay for Life is a team fundraising event where members take turns walking for hopes to live in a world without cancer. Each event lasts from […]

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Union Mayor complains about new dorms

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By Joshua Rosario | Published April 7, 2017 The mayor of the Township of Union addressed Kean University’s Board of Trustees at its public meeting on Monday, March 6, about the university’s plans for construction of new residence halls on the grounds of the Campus School North buildings. Suzette Cavadas spoke against the University’s plans, claiming that the university did […]

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Who knew Kean had a center for cybersecurity?

Credit: Rafaela Teixeira

By Rafaela Teixeira | Published April 7, 2017 The Center for Cybersecurity is about three things: academic courses, a laboratory under development and working with the state to teach young minds about cybersecurity awareness. The center started on January 4th, 2016 and began with a request by Kean University’s President Dawood Farahi to further grow the Center for Cybersecurity. Originally, […]

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24-hour hackathon comes to K34n tomorrow

A scene from last year's HackKean event at Kean University. Photo courtesy of the Association for Computing Machinery

By Rebecca Panico | Published March 31, 2017 Tech-savvy students will come together in the North Avenue Academic Building tomorrow to build apps and hardware for a 24-hour hackathon. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a funded group at Kean, will host the third annual event known as HackKean. The event kicks off on Saturday at 11 a.m. and will […]

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PRSSA holds first annual sports panel

Students with sport panelists. 
Photo Courtesy of Professor Jeremiah Sullivan

  By Estefani Hernandez | Published March 29, 2017 Kean University’s Public Relations student society of America (PRSSA) held its first Sports Communication and Careers Panel Discussion to discuss what to expect in the sports industry on Monday, March 28 in the Center for Academic Success. The main theme of this event was to provide students with expertise in the journalism, […]

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Actor, CBS morning co-host announced as 2017 commencement speakers

Actor, Kal Penn (left) will deliver the undergraduate commencement address on May 18, while Norah O'Donnell (right) CBS Morning co-host will give the graduate commencement speech on May 16.
Photos courtesy of Kean University

By Rose Marie Kitchen | Published March 22, 2017 With just over two months before the graduating Kean University class of 2017 takes the stage and become graduates, the 2017 commencement speakers have been officially announced. Actor Kal Penn and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) morning co-host Norah O’Donnell have been announced as the undergraduate and graduate commencement speakers, according to […]

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Kean students experience virtual reality journey

Students fall into a virtual journey through Ethiopia by wearing computer generated simulation goggles. Credit: Monica Sudfield

By Monica Sudfield | Published March 22, 2017 The Human Rights Center, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and The School of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences united in the Miron Student Center lobby on March 21 from 10-3 p.m. to sponsor a virtual reality journey through Ethiopia that displays the water crisis occurring in so many places throughout the world. This […]

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