May 14: Fun Night At The Ball Park

Somerset Patriots Vs. Lancaster Barnstormers
Bring the Whole Family
Saturday May 14 7:05 pm
Sponsored by AFTNJ COPE Proceeds benefit AFTNJ Nick Yovnello Social Justice Scholarship Fund
Tickets $36 each Includes: All you can eat BBQ of Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Chips, Cookies, Soft Drinks
Limited number of tickets available First come first serve.…

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Racial gap in college grad rates grows nationwide

by Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer

College graduation rates are generally rising across the country. That’s the good news.

Less positive: Gaps remain between the graduation rates of black students and white students, and in some cases those gaps have increased, according to a new report.

Some local schools have done well, with Rutgers University’s New Brunswick and Newark campuses both shrinking the black/white gap in graduation rates.…

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Kean Univ. agrees to a new look at racial bias; first reviewer was found to have criminal record

By Patricia Alex and Abbott Koloff, Staff Writers, The Record.

Bowing to political pressure, Kean University has agreed to an outside review of racial bias charges made by a coalition of black ministers after the consultant originally hired to examine the claims was found to have a criminal record and questionable résumé.

The school will now retain retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice John E.…

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Racism at Kean U? Let’s ask the bank robber | Moran

By Tom Moran, Star-Ledger Editorial Board

Mark this down as Lesson #1 from Kean University’s fumbling response to charges of racism at the school:

Do NOT hire a former bank robber with a phony resume to conduct your internal investigation — even if he calls himself a minister.

This actually happened. It is the latest twist in a story that is bizarre even by New Jersey standards.…

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