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Montclair State in the News

June 10, 2015

Her mother on her mind (and cap), Montclair State grad marks a family first

The Star-Ledger

  Photo of graduating student, Brittany Johnson.

On one of the biggest days of her life, Brittany Johnson knew she wanted her biggest supporter as close as she could keep her. Johnson's mother, Jackie, died of pancreatic cancer six years ago, but nevertheless had something of a front row seat — her image was airbrushed onto the top of Johnson's cap, looking on as she became the first member of her family to graduate from college.

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Montclair State grads celebrate degrees - and improving job market

The Record

Montclair State University graduated the largest class of students in its 107-year history in a ceremony marked by calls for ambitious life pursuits by student leaders and the state Supreme Court’s chief justice, Stuart Rabner.

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 photo of Justice Stuart Rabner.

The Gen(d)erational Gap: The confidence crisis in college


  Photo of President Susan A. Cole.

In the midst of closing the gender gap, millennial women may have left untouched the most discouraging disparity of all: the confidence gap. Montclair State President Susan A. Cole says, "Fifty years after the feminist era, women are still doubting themselves."

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Montclair State makes cover of Hispanic Outlook magazine

Hispanic Outlook

Singled out for showing “great improvement in granting degrees to and enrolling Hispanic students,” Montclair State University is featured on the cover and in the cover story of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine’s annual “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” issue.

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 cover of Hispanic Outlook magazine.

Blood Brothers: Sibling influence in crime

WNYC - Brian Lehrer Show

  photo of professor Jon Caspi.

Jonathan Caspi, professor of family and child studies, discusses the relationships between siblings, as it pertains to the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial. Tsarnaev was found guilty for his role in the Boston bombing, despite his lawyer's argument that he was influenced by his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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College students search for jobs at Montclair State career fair

FiOS1 News

At a job fair sponsored by Montclair State's School of Business, employers tell students not to let their degrees define them, but to keep their minds open to different positions.

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 photo of student talking with company rep at job fair.

Montclair State prepares for Division III Final Four

The Record

  montclair state women's basketball team.

The Montclair State University women’s basketball team closed out their 2014-2015 season at the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament Final Four with a 56-48 win over Tufts University at the Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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From our Experts

What are lessons learned from charter schools? (Asbury Park Press) - Chris Torres, assistant professor of counseling and educational leadership, says holding up successful charters as exemplars, without providing supports necessary to improve practice, can unfairly demonize and devalue teachers.

Rx for dealing with 6 common classroom distractions (Asbury Park Press) - Emily Klein, associate professor of secondary and special education, provides suggestions on how teachers and administrators can best respond to common hindrances to learning.

Nasty jellyfish confirmed along Jersey shore (USA Today) - Jack Gaynor, associate professor of biology, says the box jellyfish found in Bay Head in the fall is a more serious jellyfish than those typically found in the Barnegat Bay.

Is your voice trustworthy, engaging or soothing to strangers? (The Guardian) - Jennifer Pardo, associate professor of psychology, says, “Speaking rate seems to be one of the most reliable attributes when it comes to how people judge a person.”

Dirty, viral tricks: The 2016 U.S. election is already getting ugly (Maclean's) - Joel Penney, assistant professor in the School of Communication and Media, says voters should get used to seeing politicians communicate in GIFs and memes. "This is what gets attention right now; this is what gets people to notice you," Penney says.

Sorry Tiger, McIlroy plays through as PGA video game star (Bloomberg Business) - Ricard Jensen, associate professor of marketing, says McIlroy has the makings of a star that golf has been lacking. "If you don't have an iconic star, fans get lost in terms of wondering who to root for," Jensen says.

8 Cool things you didn't know about sibling relationships (Huffington Post)- Professor Jonathan Caspi says, "Like it or not, so much of the way we learn to handle relationships, closeness, competition, give support, argue, resolve conflicts and play we learned from our interactions with our siblings.”

On Campus

Guantanamo Diary showcased at Montclair State (TapintoMontclair) - Literary luminaries, legal experts, and arts and media leaders came together at Montclair State for “Guantánamo Diary: A Reading and Conversation.” Presented by the University’s School of Communication and Media and PEN American Center. The event was an encore presentation of a sold-out New York City event.

Montclair State presents Danceworks 2015 (The Montclair Times) - Inspiration was the theme for Danceworks 2015, a concert of eight performances, four by Montclair State faculty members Kathleen Kelley, Nancy Lushington, Earl Mosley and Christian von Howard, that were performed by students in Montclair State's dance program.

Drill at Montclair State gives a chance to prepare for disaster (The Record) - Montclair State played host to an emergency response drill and training involving more than 300 local, county, state and federal emergency responders and volunteers.

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