Kean offers three innovative master’s programs

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Kean University will launch three new graduate programs in the upcoming academic year: a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in Kean’s new School of Physician Assistant Studies, and the Master of Architecture in the Michael Graves College. Continue reading

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SUNY awards 35 projects

The State University of New York today announced recipients of the 2016-17 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG). IITG funds campus innovations and initiatives in instructional technology that have the strongest potential to be replicated across SUNY’s 64 campuses. Grants totaled $716,000 this year. Continue reading

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HCCC’s Internet Academy earns honor

Herkimer County Community College’s Internet Academy is the recipient of the 2016 Institutional Achievement Award presented by the National University Technology Network (NUTN). The award recognizes effective use of technology in teaching and learning and/or organizational administration that is exemplary, demonstrating leadership and commitment, but also advancing the field as an institutional model. Continue reading

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An unbiased look at the DNC vs. the RNC


By Darren Johnson

Campus News

Little frustrates me more than the pundits on the “news” triumvirate channels CNN/MSNBC/Fox News. They are spinning, and not really being honest. Who knows what side connections they have, either Democratic or Republican, but they obviously aren’t paid to be genuine.

So I will attempt to be that voice of reason. I’m a political independent and ran a third party for awhile, so don’t have a dog in this fight. Plus, I write TV reviews for this newspaper, and these political events are made-for-TV. Continue reading

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Stop being apathetic at community college

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By Ryan Thomas

Campus News

Prospective students of community colleges don’t expect what those going to the bigger, circus-like schools do. Very often they approach their two year programs as stepping stones, not as thrilling four year finales to their formal education. The sensation of being adrift between the island of adolescence and the adult mainland seems to be dulled by this fact. Rather than a long booze cruise on which ignominy proceeds accolade and drive to validate oneself gives flight to unmatched hedonism, the students of community colleges paddle side by side and, workmanlike, find their way  to the mainland. Continue reading

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How to handle the tougher grading system at a 4-year college

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By Julianne Mosher

Campus News

The end of the semester is near, and you’re itching to get your latest report card. Some of you may be freshmen, some may be transfers and some may be super-seniors who have seen 10 different report cards in your college lifetime. Despite what you may be dealing with, the day the report card is released is one that can be anxiously terrifying. Continue reading

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Celebs who got their start at community college

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By Kristina Bostley

Campus News

Community college is often viewed as a stepping-stone for prospective students, whether their intention is to attend a full-time university or pursue a career after graduation. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, over 7.7 million students were enrolled at the 1,132 community colleges across the nation in fall 2012.  Community college allows for an affordable education and flexibility of class schedules, and often students work full-time in addition to classes. Several celebrities chose to walk the community college path before galloping into Hollywood and achieving worldwide fame.

Here are our top 6, in reverse order: Continue reading

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