November 7, 2010
Big Changes Frustrate Faculty at Kean U.
Yana Paskova for The Chronicle
People here can agree on one thing: Before Dawood Farahi took over as president of Kean University, the campus looked like a dump. A rusty, chain-link fence enclosed the grounds, the walkways were trampled and muddy, and without a comfortable place to hang out, students spent time between classes just sitting in their cars.
Now the four-year public university bordering the gritty city of Newark is an oasis replete with pink and purple flowers. A quaint set of secondhand trolley buses