Are freshman ready to write at a college level?

By: Christine E. Csaky Every year Kean University welcomes thousands of new students who are immediately expected to write at the college level. But are they properly prepared? A recent survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education found that 61% of high school students have never written a paper that was more than five pages. The survey would suggest that students entering […]

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Cuban social activist speaks at Kean

Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo speaking in Kean University's Little Theatre
Photo Credit: Christine Moukazis

By Christine Moukazis Dissident Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo gave a lecture at Kean University on Wednesday, Oct. 16, discussing social activism and emerging civic society under the digital censorship that exists in present-day Cuba. Lazo, a Cuban author, blogger, photographer, journalist and social activist, was invited to speak at the university by its College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Until January 2013, […]

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Pending designation is still a pending issue for Kean students and faculty

List of pending courses as of Oct. 24
Photo Credit: Christine Moukazis

By Christine Moukazis Kean University’s administration is continuing to mark classes as pending, making certain courses not visable on KeanWise. As previously reported in the September issue of The Tower, pending designations were partly to blame for the bevy of course cancellations that occurred at the start of the fall semester. This could potentially lead to more class cancellations, with the university’s […]

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Campus lockdown at Kean alarms students

A section of Kean University's main campus
Photo Credit: Marisa Gallagher

By: Marisa Gallagher Kean students and faculty were notified via Campus Alert that a man had been carrying a shotgun near campus on the morning of Oct. 10. “Shortly before 11 a.m. Campus Police received a report of a black male, approximately 5’6” to 5’8”, wearing a white Lakers jersey walking north on Green Lane toward Morris Avenue carrying what appeared to be […]

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Kean University now offers Zipcar services

By Kyle Lawrence Kean University will now offer the Zipcar services on campus, offering convenient travel for students and faculty. Zipcar Inc. is the world’s leading car-sharing network, offering affordable and convenient transport 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over. “With […]

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The Small Business Development Center at Kean has big plans for 2013-2014


By: Alexandria Addesso   The Small Business Development Center at Kean University is continuously expanding its efforts in helping small businesses flourish in the greater Union County area despite losing its funding for its location in Plainfield, due to the municipality’s own financial constraints last June. “It is not important that that office is in my building,” said Malcolm Dunn, […]

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Department of Theatre set to receive new scene shop


By:  Chris Lamonica   Kean University’s Department of Theatre is set to receive a new scene shop in its Vaughn-Eames building within the next 12 to 18 months. The new scene shop will offer more space and better scenery for students to work with, according to Holly Logue, the former chairperson of the theatre department. “The space will be large […]

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Have no fear, Rush Tickets are here


By Christine Moukazis   As a way of giving back to the Kean community and garnering public interest in the performing arts, Kean Stage is now offering Rush Tickets for select performances. “Rush Tickets” is an industry term for tickets available for purchase the day of the performance at a discounted sales price. Professional theaters have Rush Ticket policies in […]

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Basic Algebra remedial course doubles in class size


By: Marisa Gallagher and Keanu Austin   The Basic Algebra remedial course that 600 freshmen are taking has doubled in size to about 50 students per class because of a new teaching method implemented this semester. Kean’s general education department has adopted the math emporium model for its Basic Algebra course, which is being taught using a Smart Board and […]

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Tickets for George Lopez event split between full-time and part-time students


By:  Keanu Austin   Half of the tickets to the Sept. 30 George Lopez event, sponsored by Kean’s Student Organization and Graduate and Part-time Student Council, were held for full-time undergraduates, while the other half was held for graduate and part-time undergraduates. The Student Organization of Kean University represents the full-time undergraduate student population, and the Graduate and Part-time Student […]

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