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baseballPITMAN—After capturing the 2008 NJAC Championship and advancing to the NCAA Division III National Championship Series, Kean University has been selected as the 2009 preseason baseball favorite in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

Kean was selected to finish first on six-of-the-ten ballots cast by the league’s head coaches. The Cougars return three all-conference players from their NJAC championship squad including junior right-handed pitcher Joe Bartlinski (South Amboy), junior second baseman Mike Moceri (Yardville/Hamilton East), and the 2008 NJAC Fireman of the Year in senior right-handed pitcher Brandon Aich (Sayreville). Other local players include junior outfielder Mike Nolan (Linden/Roselle Catholic) and senior pitcher Pedro Rivera (Elizabeth/Union Catholic)

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students-learn-about-modern-slavery-022709Students Learn About Modern Slavery — The Human Rights Institute at Kean University hosted its second annual conference, Slavery in the Twenty-first Century, on Friday, Feb. 13. A crowd of nearly 800 people, including students and teachers from throughout New Jersey, as well as members of the Kean University community and the general public, filled Wilkins Theatre. The all-day conference featured eyewitness accounts and perspectives, as well as panel discussions with leading experts on various aspects of modern-slavery. Pictured above are students and teachers from JFK Memorial High School in Iselin with keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Bales, president of Free the Slaves and author of Ending Slavery and the critically acclaimed Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. (Photo courtesy of Kean University)

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Students from Cranford High School attended a Darfur conference at Kean University

Union County Students Attend Darfur Conference—Kean University hosted an international human rights conference, “Darfur: the First Genocide of the 21st Century,” on Friday, Feb. 15. Nearly 1,000 people, including students and teachers from more than ten New Jersey school districts, filled Kean’s Wilkins Theatre. Pictured above are students and teachers from a Union County high school with Kean University President Dawood Farahi and Nicholas D. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and columnist with The New York Times. “Our university is committed to raising awareness about what is taking place in this neglected region of the world,” said Kean University President Dawood Farahi.

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