Kean University President Dawood Farahi, center, sits with the Board of Trustees members before the meeting starts. June 27, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Panico

More late fees, tuition increase approved for upcoming school year

By Rebecca Panico | Published June 28, 2016 Kean University’s Board of Trustees approved Monday a 2.5 percent -- or a $289 -- tuition and fee increase for the … [Read More]

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Kean Cougar Daris Mendez heads to Ivy League Graduate School

By: Bhriana Smith | Published May 9, 2016 From the time she was a child, Kean senior, Daris Mendez, 22, was never set on having a boring, uncreative … [Read More]

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Cute alert: Kids share their culture at Child Care Center

By Chiemela Igbokwe | Published April 30, 2016 Cuteness abounded at Kean's Child Care Center yesterday as parents and children shared their backgrounds for the … [Read More]

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NCAA lifts probation on Kean’s athletics department

Kean University's Harwood Arena floor Credit: Sara Ridgway By Sara Ridgway | April 29, 2016 The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) notified … [Read More]

NEWS

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2.5 percent tuition, fee increase proposed for upcoming school year

By: Rebecca Panico | Published June 23, 2016 About 30 students and administrators attended a tuition hearing on campus today where a 2.5 percent — or a $289 — tuition and fee increase was proposed for the upcoming school year. More: See the full proposal  “That is Kean University’s reaction to a systematic process in […]

Thirty-five new U.S. citizens from 22 countries were sworn in June 20 at the Liberty Hall Museum's first naturalization ceremony at Kean University. (Photo courtesy of Kean University)

35 new U.S. citizens sworn in at Liberty Hall Museum

By Rebecca Panico | Published June 21, 2016 Thirty-five immigrants hailing from countries as far away as Haiti to France were sworn in Monday as United States citizens at Kean University’s Liberty Hall Museum, the university announced in a press release. The naturalization ceremony was a first for Liberty Hall, which served as the home of New […]

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Kean broke the law when purchasing lavish table, state report says

By Rebecca Panico | Published June 2, 2016 A state Comptroller’s report showed Kean University broke state law and its own internal policies when purchasing a lavish $250,000 table from China that sits in the sixth floor of the Green Lane Academic building. More: Read the full report  President Dawood Farahi “gave the green light” […]

FEATURES

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Super seniors graduate!

From left to right: John Londono, Kyle Wiggins, Adma Ortega, Manisha Howard By: Celeste Simmons/ Published April 29 “Oh my God what are you still doing here?!” “I thought you graduated?” “Wow didn’t expect to see you here again.” These are the statements that super seniors say can kill your semester, the ones that can […]

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Kean student killed in car crash remembered by family, faculty

By Rebecca Panico | Published April 29, 2016 Family, friends and faculty remembered Marcus Scroggins, a Kean student who died April 5 in a car crash on Route 27, as someone who had an inquisitive mind and was always willing to help others. The English major from Edison – who was 32 at the time […]

: Students, Kean Mascot and Professor Edgely (second from right) at the prize table. (Photo credit: Bhriana Smith)

Kean students raise money for animal shelter for group project

By Bhriana Smith | Posted on April 26, 2016 When Kean students take Group Communication, a course required by the Communications Department, students must form groups and find a way to give back to their community together. Students from Professor Allison Edgely’s course hosted an event titled KUPLAYFURPAWS on Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the […]

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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Soon-to-be graduates look to the future

The 2015 graduation ceremony at Kean University. By Gail Fredricks | Published April 29 The school year is coming to an end and another group of Kean students will be data-canvas-width graduating in May. It may have taken them four years or maybe even eight, but their hard work and dedication has finally gotten them […]

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Art and science meet at Burger Gallery

(Photo credit: Y. Smishkewych) By: Yuri Smishkewych | Published April 16, 2016 Only the occasional sound of a champagne bottle being popped open was heard over the chatter of dozens of guests talking about climate change at an artist reception at the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery on April 12. “I like to work on […]

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Kean wins Silent Disco Party after taking second place in the TIDAL contest

By Redina Demushi | Posted on April 15, 2016 Kean University won a Silent Disco Party for this upcoming fall after taking second place in the TIDAL social media contest, according to the Kean PRSSA chapter. The “TIDAL College’s Social Wave for Change” campaign encouraged college students across the country to give back to their […]

SPORTS

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Back to back seasons with at least 30 wins for Kean’s men’s volleyball

Cougar volleyball posts another winning season in 2016 Credit: Kean Athletics By Joel Joly | April 29, 2016 Th e Kean men’s volleyball team defeated Ramapo College in the 2016 Skyline Championship game, on April 10 earning its 30th win of the season. Third-year head coach Charlie Ginex spoke on the success of his team […]

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Being the Kean Cougar is no easy task

Jennifer Hererra (Cougar) poses with Kean University police officer and K9 Credit: Jennifer Hererra By Angel Ospina | April 29, 2016 You see the Cougar strolling around campus with enthusiasm trying to get the crowd pumped regardless of the event. The Kean Cougar is constantly dancing, waving, jumping and taking pictures with the same smirk […]

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Kean Men’s Volleyball are the 2016 Skyline Champions

By Joel Joly | Posted on April 19, 2016 Kean University Men’s Volleyball team made it their fifth straight year as Skyline Conference Champions after they swept Ramapo College 3-0 on Sunday afternoon, April 10. The Cougars (30-6) were led by sophomore Jacob Kauffman, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the championship game. […]

Op-Ed

Get the conversation going on climate change (VIDEO)

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 […]

Bernie Sanders, democratic socialism and what it means

By Thomas Rich-Caverly | Published March 31, 2016 Democratic socialism is a combination of both Democracy and Socialism where the power is in the hands of the people, not billion dollar corporations. Indeed, Democratic Socialism, when done honestly and correctly, puts the power where it belongs, in the hands of society. The wealthy and privileged […]

Food for thought this Earth Day

By: Yuri Smishkewych | Published March 31, 2016 It’s 2155 and a lone angler, knee deep in brackish water amongst the reeds, spots something submerged in front of him shining in the mid-day sun. He reaches down and picks it up for inspection—it’s an old metal sign. As he wipes the algae off its face, […]