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Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, Chief Community Development Officer of the NJ Economic Development AuthorityTai Cooper, and Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D.

Kean University Partners in Roundtable Supporting Small Businesses

Small business owners working to rebuild after the pandemic received advice and insight during a Small Business Roundtable co-hosted by Kean University and the City of Plainfield.
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Get Ready for the Biology Revolution, Distinguished Lecturer Tells Kean Community

Kean University launched virtual Research Days — two days of research presentations by more than 1,400 students and faculty — with a Distinguished Lecture by futurist Jamie Metzl, who told the Kean audience to prepare for the biology revolution.
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Kean Hosts Second Virtual Student Town Hall

Kean students raised questions on topics from COVID-19 to Commencement as President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., hosted the University's second Virtual Student Town Hall.
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Kean Associate Professor Mia Zamora, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Leads Worldwide Socially Just Academia Project

A Kean writing professor is collaborating with colleagues around the world on an initiative to create a new global vision for higher education that fosters equity and inclusion in teaching practices and scholarship and welcomes new voices into academia.
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Kean Scholar Academy will prepare high school students for college

Kean Scholar Academy Puts High School Students on Track to Success

Kean University has launched Kean Scholar Academy, a dual-enrollment initiative that will prepare selected high school students for college by bringing them on campus to earn college credits and take part in mentorships, internships and other college experiences starting in ninth grade.
Toni Smith-Thompson

Path from Protest to Participation Program Focuses on Long-Term Advocacy

An upcoming program at Kean about the role of women in advocating for social justice will feature Toni Smith-Thompson, an activist and former college athlete who used her platform to protest racial injustice.
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A path though Kean's snow-covered Union campus

Dual-enrollment Program Gives High School Students a Head Start on College

Students at three New Jersey high schools are getting a jump on their college degrees, earning credits at Kean University while they also work toward their high school diplomas.
A nurse prepares a COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination site on Kean University's campus.

Kean Kicks Off COVID-19 Expert Series Focusing on Vaccine Advocacy

In collaboration with the State of New Jersey, Kean University launched a roundtable discussion series to highlight the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, especially for communities of color, and other pandemic-related issues.
Suzanne Barich and her daughter, Addison, taking a Christmas photo.

Vital Health Resource for Union County Community Becomes More Kid Friendly

Student clinicians at the Kean University Center for Communication Disorders are trained to advocate for their patients’ needs. For their pediatric patients at the free clinic, they identified a small improvement that they believed would have a big impact on care.
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Robert Pyatt, Ph.D., in the CLIA Covid lab at Kean University

New Certified COVID-19 Testing Lab Opens at Kean

A new federally certified campus lab that will process COVID-19 test results has opened on Kean's Union campus, building upon an unprecedented partnership with the County of Union in diagnostic testing and critical public health research during the pandemic. The lab will deliver test results in 24 to 48 hours.