November 12, 2013

Debate and groundbreaking capture headlines for Montclair State

Christie, Buono clash in fiery final debate before gubernatorial election

The Star-Ledger

  Gubernatorial DEbate.

Squaring off in a spirited debate at Montclair State, Republican Gov. Christie and Democratic challenger Barbara Buono took aim at each other on all the issues that showcase their many differences.

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Christie says tough talk would continue

Associated Press

Gov. Chris Christie and Democrat Barbara Buono squared off for 90 minutes during their second and final debate at Montclair State University. Christie promised to lead New Jersey with his continued aggressive style, while Buono pledged to remain independent from party bosses.

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 Christie, Buono Gubernatorial Debate.

Montclair State University breaks ground for new science and business buildings

The Record

 Groundbreaking ceremony in front of Student Center.

The building boom that has transformed Montclair State into the state's second largest university is continuing as officals break ground for new science and business buildings - projects totaling more than $121 million.

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Montclair State breaks ground on $121M construction project


Montclair State broke ground on two new buildings - a Center for Environmental and Life Sciences and a School of Business. President Susan Cole was joined by state and local officials and developers in marking the start of what is expected to be a two-year project.

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 President Cole on stage at groundbreaking ceremony.

Buono, Christie trade barbs in final debate

USA Today

 Christie and Buono shake hands before debate.

Gov. Chris Christie and Democrat Barbara Buono sparred at Montclair State over a wide range of topics that included the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, the federal government shutdown, the state's minimum wage, and superstorm Sandy relief.

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Buono and Christie make points in second debate


In a campaign debate that touched on gay marriage, presidential aspirations, and even Wawa, Republican Gov. Christie again cast himself as a bipartisan leader supported by state Democrats, while Democratic State Sen. Barbara Buono argued that she would be an independent governor who bucked party bosses.

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 Christie points to crowd at debate with Buono.


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Also In This Issue

Profiles & Projects

The hottest seats in class (TIME) - Professor David Sanders was named to TIME's unofficial list of teaching stars from across the country.

At historic homes, unearthing a deeper view of slavery (The New York Times) - Chris Matthews, professor of anthropology, researched and uncovered the stories of slaves and domestic workers at historic house museums.

One-legged tap dancer fights cancer one "step" at a time (Playbill) - Evan Ruggiero, a senior at Montclair State, will graduate this year, successfully completing his degree in Fine Arts and continuing to dance - with only one leg.

Hurricane Sandy exposed Jersey's marsh mistakes (LiveScience) - Professor Joshua Galster and his students compiled a database of former submerged marshes to reveal the extent of marshes lost to development.

From our Experts

Is the admissions office googling you? (The Star-Ledger) - Lisa Kasper, Montclair State’s director of undergraduate admissions, says irresponsible social media conduct could negatively impact a student’s education in other ways.

This Halloween, should you track your trick-or-treaters with GPS? (The Star-Ledger) - Professor Sara Goldstein sees a big difference between monitoring the movements of a small child versus an older one.

In NJ, a battle to lure tech jobs across the Hudson (NJBIZ) - Dennis Bone, director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, says New Jersey needs to do a better job of creating an ecosystem where tech talent can be supported.

The design of dinner: How Philly chefs look at food (Philadelphia Weekly) - Professor Debra Zellner, who studies the psychology of food, determines that a dish's appearance has a real impact on our perception of flavor and on the amount of pleasure the same flavors can give us.

Is iOS 7 making you sick? (Yahoo! News) - Seeing a three-dimensional space, on a phone you know is flat, can trigger queasy feelings says Frederick Bonato, associate provost for academic affairs, who has also studied cybersickness.

Teaching our children to think (Baristanet) - Jennifer Robinson, director of the Center of Pedagogy, and Joe Oyler, program coordinator for the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, give advice to parents for creating opportunities for children to explore freely and learn.

Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Post (The Deal Pipeline) - Merrill Brown, director of Montclair State's School of Communication and Media, said, "They [Washington Post] need to decide what they're going to be."


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