Kean alum is the NJ Teacher of the Year

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By Christy Petillo An alumnus from Kean University has been given the prestigious title of Teacher of the Year. Lauren Marrocco, 32, graduated from Kean University in 2002. Marrocco graduated from Kean with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Supervision. After graduation, Marrocco became a fourth grade teacher at E.J. Patten Elementary school in […]

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Kean University granted accreditation for the next 10 years

By Eric Haftel Kean University received great news today when Middle States announced that they have granted accreditation for the next 10 years as Kean met all 14 standards that comprise the academic accrediting agency’s “Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education,” according to a statement on the school’s website. “This is welcome and wonderful news for our students, their parents […]

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Rain or shine, Relay for Life at Kean

By Alexandria Addesso Rain wasn’t an issue for the runners competing in Kean’s Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society on Sunday, Oct. 7. Although the marathon event didn’t take place at Alumni Stadium Track where it was originally planned, it had just as big of a turn-out at the Harwood Arena, despite its early commencement. “Eight a.m. […]

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Research at Kean continues to thrive

By Trevor Conlow While news about research projects at Kean University sometimes falls under the radar, a few are making a difference in the lives of students and communities at home and abroad. Dr. Daniela Shebitz, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Science, is one such example. Shebitz is a plant ecologist who studies the effects of land management on plant diversity. Recently Shebitz and 10 Kean students from the School of Environmental and Life Science as […]

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Lucky Kean student receives free tuition at Homecoming giveaway

By Dasia Brown As halftime came in Kean University’s Homecoming football game on Oct. 6, students waited anxiously throughout the audience as a name was drawn in Kean Xpedition’s Fall 2012 Homecoming Prize Package Giveaway. Tina Van Voorhies, a junior majoring in Biology, was filled with disbelief when she heard her name. “It didn’t register in my head that it was my face […]

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It’s your choice to watch Frontline: The Choice 2012

By Brian Konchalski It’s October during a leap year, and we all know what that means, another presidential campaign season is upon us. While this election season has taken a somewhat nasty turn with attack advertisements on each candidate, a never endings 24/7 new cycle, telling half truths, and one candidate sarcastically saying that Big Bird, from Sesame Street, is the reason why […]

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What’s the deal with Kean University’s China Campus?

By Christy Petillo Kean University and the Chinese Government made huge strides when they came to the conclusion to build Kean’s first foreign campus at Wenzhou University in Zhejiang Province. Branching Kean University to China has been an aspiration of President Dawood Farahi for some time. In 2006, Kean officials had begun working towards establishing a campus in Wenzhou. It is intended that by 2016, the China campus […]

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Kean volunteer group gets grant for garden project

By Dasia Brown The Kean volunteer group “Be the Change” is being allotted a grant from the Hess Corporation in the amount of $500,000 to help with Newark’s “A Hundred Gardens in A Hundred Days” project. This grant came after the July 7 memorial garden, named the “Rica Jenkins Garden”, located in one of Newark’s high crime areas South14th Street, was […]

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Farahi keeps job for another 5 years

By Brian Konchalski The Board of Trustees, on September 17, voted to extend Dawood Farahi’s, President of Kean University, contract with the university for another five years. The board voted unanimously on the resolution, 10-0, extending Farahi’s contract until 2018 at his current salary of $293,550 a year, according to numbers obtained by The Star-Ledger. He is still eligible for […]

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