George Lopez’s humorous lecture entertains and educates

A sign telling full-time students tickets were no longer available to them.

By: Caroline Antonio   A never-ending line curved around Wilkins Theater at Kean University on Monday night. An exciting chatter was heard throughout the line, which was slowly moving forward toward the entrance of the theater. Kean University welcomed actor and comedian George Lopez to give a “humorous lecture” to students and staff.  Lopez has been living in the spotlight […]

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Fundraising reaches new heights with KeanLift

Photo Credit: Daniel Borman

By Christine Moukazis   Social media is pervasive in every facet of the digital age. It forces organizations to reinvent traditional business models to adapt to changing technologies. Crowd-funding is a modern take on conventional fundraising efforts, employing the use of social media. Kean University is embracing this platform in its latest fundraising endeavor: KeanLift. KeanLift is the university’s crowd-sourced […]

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Kean University 2010-2012 crime statistics

Reported liquor violations increased in 2012 from 2011, while reports of other crimes decreased.

By: Xirena Wormley The number of people referred for campus disciplinary action due to liquor law violations on Kean’s main campus nearly doubled between 2012 and 2011, according to a report released by the university. The Guide, Kean University’s government-mandated newsletter, revealed several campus crime statistics. According to the data, disciplinary reports for liquor violations increased from 170 in 2011 […]

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Kean University screening film to raise awareness of human trafficking

By Christine Moukazis Kean University is joining the statewide effort in raising awareness of human trafficking leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl, which will take place in East Rutherford, NJ. In partnership with Union County College, the university is hosting the screening of “Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth” on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Kean University’s Little Theater. […]

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Raising Kean: Hosting debate will raise university’s profile

By Carl Stoffers With the general election rapidly approaching, Kean University will host a debate between incumbent Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and challenger Milly Silva on Oct. 11 at the Wilkins Theater. The event will pit Guadagno, a protege of Governor Chris Christie who also serves as Secretary of State, against Silva, a union leader on the Democratic ticket with Barbara Buono. It […]

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Orlando Luiz Pardo Lazo to visit Kean

By Mike Jago Cuban author, blogger, journalist and social activist Orlando Luiz Pardo Lazo will visit the Kean campus to give a lecture about present day Cuba. The lecture, entitled #SocialActivism: A Literary and Political Phenomenon, will explore the digital censorship in Cuba, and the growing activism because of it. Lazo will cover many topics, as well as partake in […]

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Lockdown lifted after gun scare

By Mike Jago At 10:48 a.m., students and faculty were met with a partial campus lockdown, after reports of a man with a shotgun surfaced from Kean’s Twitter and Facebook pages. Kean Hall, the Administration Building, Harwood Arena and the Child Care Center were all under lockdown as police searched for the man, who was reportedly wearing a basketball jersey, […]

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Students kick off school year with Kean Day

By Elizabeth Bracey Kean Day was a fun-filled day for Kean University students. The event was run by the University Center Administration and took place Sept. 13 outside on the cougar walk between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event was for participating Kean students and faculty. Being the first Kean Day of the year, many students enjoyed it because it was […]

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Nancy Thompson Library hosts annual ‘Welcome’ event

By Xirena Wormley The Nancy Thompson Library hosted their third annual ‘Welcome to the Library’ event to inform students about the resources the library has to offer. Librarians set up a tent in front of the library, decorated it with blue and white balloons, and students were given pamphlets which emphasized several reasons why they should visit the library. Some reasons included […]

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Gas leak at Green Lane building causes personnel evacuation

By Sonia Aquije and Keanu Austin A gas leak at the construction site of Kean University’s Green Lane building at the corner of Morris Avenue resulted in an evacuation of construction workers on Sept. 18. “A two-inch gas line was ruptured during construction,” said Captain McClung, the acting battalion chief of Union’s fire department. The gas leak caused a strong odor that […]

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