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Kean Appoints Nationally Recognized Communication Scholar as Top Academic Leader

David S. Birdsell, Ph.D., a veteran higher education leader and esteemed political communication scholar, will serve as the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Kean University following a comprehensive national search focused on fostering student and faculty success.
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Kean University Commencement Behind the Scenes

Find out what it takes to plan and execute 10 commencement ceremonies, over four days, during one pandemic.
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Kean Celebrates Commencement with Week of In-Person Ceremonies

Under a bright blue sky with loved ones watching, members of Kean’s Class of 2021 marched into Alumni Stadium for 10 Commencement ceremonies held over four days to celebrate their remarkable achievements amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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She Graduated at 60. She’s Just Getting Started.

Janice Sampson '21 celebrated her 60th birthday on her last day of final exams at Kean University. The graduating senior says her experience as a non-traditional student at Kean empowered her to transform her life and pursue her dreams.
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#VaxUpKean

Kean students share why they chose to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and urge their fellow Cougars to #VaxUpKean. All members of the Kean community are encouraged to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible to protect their health and the health of those around them.
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How College Sports Overcame Covid

Athletes at Kean University say training and competing was emotionally and physically challenging amid COVID-19. But they persevered with the help of their teammates and coaches and made it happen.
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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 Student Plans to Pitch Musical to Broadway

Four years ago, Sam Royster began writing a musical about Josephine Baker, the Harlem Renaissance entertainer, French Resistance spy and celebrated Civil Rights activist. On the brink of his graduation from Kean University, he’s ready to pitch it to Broadway and share it with the world.
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African Transfer Student Excels in Computer Science at Kean University

Xavier Doh came to the United States from Togo, Africa when he was 24 years old and began his journey to study computer science in a new language and culture. Now he’s poised to begin a career as a software developer.  
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Turning Autism Awareness into Action

Kean's campus turned blue for World Autism Awareness Day, and President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., held a roundtable with policymakers, parent advocates and educators to discuss supporting students on the autism spectrum from pre-K through higher education and beyond.