Passaic County Community College faces setback in efforts to offer bachelor’s degree

By Patricia Alex, Staff Writer, The Record

Passaic County Community College was dealt a setback Monday in its attempts to be one of the first two-year colleges in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree — at a fraction of the cost of those from a traditional four-year school.

The Paterson-based school and its counterpart in Union County both have put forth proposals to offer bachelors’ degrees in nursing, citing a need for more affordable programs.…

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College Presidents Reject Letting Community Colleges Offer Nursing B.S. Degrees

By Tara Nurin

Issue seen as referendum on academic reach and mission of county colleges now heads to Secretary of Higher Education

New Jersey community colleges seeking to offer four-year degree programs suffered a significant setback yesterday when an advisory board comprised primarily of the state’s public college and university presidents voted against the proposal by a margin of one vote.…

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Reverend: Lesniak has sat idly by

Protesters against Kean president rally outside senator’s Union office

By Peter Fiorilla, Staff Writer

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rather than fade away during the winter months, the ministers’ coalition protesting structural racism at Kean University battled the elements in another rally on Monday, Jan. 18, outside of State Sen. Raymond Lesniak’s Union office on Stuyvesant Avenue.…

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Kean announces consultant to review employment practices after MLK Day protest

By Rebecca Panico

Kean University announced yesterday that an independent consultant has been chosen to evaluate Kean’s employment practices after protesters raised concerns about discrimination at the university during two recent rallies.

“Rev. Michael Blackwell, a seasoned professional in compliance reviews, has been engaged by the Board Governance Committee as an independent consultant to review and evaluate data related to University employment practices, trends and affirmative action procedures,” the university said in a statement.…

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