The Tower visits Yale Daily News to discuss diversity in journalism (VIDEO)

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Video credit: Rebecca Panico Published Feb. 16, 2017 The Tower — and about 13 other student-run newspapers — attended the Yale Daily News (YDN) Annual Conference on College Newspapers in late January to discuss diversity in journalism. Students from universities including Brown, the University of Connecticut and Wesleyan visited the New Haven, Conn. campus on Jan. 27 for the two-day event. […]

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VIDEO: Meet The Tower’s Spring 2017 editors

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Produced, edited and filmed by David Long. Co-produced and filmed by Rebecca Panico There have been a few change of hands at The Tower this semester as students graduate or balance other responsibilities that come along with college. In the video above, the new student editors discuss their past experiences and plans for the future. Featured are Editor-in-Chief Rose Marie Kitchen, […]

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College hour episode 1: Arte Magnus

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By Elijah Tarik Powell | Published Oct. 18, 2016 College Hour is a series of interviews accompanied by videotaped conversations and performances focusing on college artists who operate on campus. This episode’s featured musician is Alec Daily, known by his fans as Arte Magnus, or AM-95. Living at Kean University, Magnus produces and records his own music and is currently […]

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Get the conversation going on climate change (VIDEO)

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Short documentary by Yuri Smishkewych. By Rebecca Panico | Published May 22, 2016 Tower News Editor Yuri Smishkewych, who graduated this May, leaves his mark at the student newspaper with this short documentary about his perspective on climate change. Smishkewych explored how scientists can explain the complex issue of climate change to those outside the science community by interviewing Kean faculty such as […]

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May 2016 arts beat (video)

Video by Yuri Smishkewych Students heading towards Starbucks in the library were treated to something a little extra: Sue Zwick’s photo exhibit, “Sacred Spaces,” on display in the Nancy Dryfoos Gallery. Nine poets turned television into poetry on April 7 when they gathered to read from an anthology titled “Rabbit Ears: TV Poems.” Kean University’s School of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences teamed […]

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Video: May 2016 news brief

Video by Yuri Smishkewych Kean student Marcus Scroggins, of Edison, was killed in a car crash on April 5. He will receive a posthumous degree at this year’s graduation ceremony. Kayla-Simone McKelvey, a Kean graduate accused of making threats against the black community using Twitter, pleaded guilty to a third-degree charge of creating a false public alarm. She will be sentenced […]

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Video: April 2016 news brief

Video by Yuri Smishkewych Kean University President Dawood Farahi agreed to let another auditor, former state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace, to review and asses the university’s report regarding discrimination on campus. The announcement comes following controversy surrounding Kean’s pick for an auditor, Rev. Michael Blackwell. Kayla-Simone McKelvey — the Kean graduate accused of making threats against black students on Twitter […]

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