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She Graduated at 60. She’s Just Getting Started.

Janice Sampson 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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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.
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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Kean

Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., kicks off the University's celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a short address highlighting the achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and urging all in the Kean community to stand up against Asian hate.
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I Interned at a COVID-19 Testing Center

Celina Edwards, a Kean University Biology Student, shares her experience interning as a clinician at the Union County COVID-19 testing site on campus. She was hesitant and nervous, but since volunteers were needed she decided, "If nobody else was going to do it, I would do it."
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Focusing on Student Success and Retention at Kean

From the Spanish Speaking program to Veteran Student Services, Kean University offers a range of support services with one goal in mind: student success. Watch as Kean students describe how the Division of Student Success and Retention helps them achieve their dream of earning a college degree.
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How COVID Testing Works

Have you ever wondered how COVID-19 testing works? Why does it take so long to get results? Join Robert Pyatt, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics and genomics, as he takes you inside a clinical diagnostic laboratory at Kean University to explain how COVID-19 samples are tested for the coronavirus and why results aren't instant ... yet.