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Kean Takes Steps to Make College More Affordable Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Kean is launching a more flexible admissions process and enhancing scholarship opportunities for Fall 2020 admission to support prospective students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Q&A: Tips for Coping with Social Distancing

Vincent Kiefner, Ph.D., is director of Kean University Office of Counseling, Disability, Alcohol and Other Drug Services. Kean News spoke with him about social distancing and how Kean students — and others — can best cope with the changes brought on by COVID-19.
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Fear vs. Fact: Robert Pyatt, Ph.D., on Coronavirus

In this follow-up video with Kean University Assistant Professor Robert Pyatt, Ph.D., the molecular geneticist cautions on the need for the public to separate useful facts from dangerous opinions when consuming media coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Pyatt's previous Kean News video, The Truth about Coronavirus and the Media, has generated more than 37,000 views on YouTube.
Award-winning Tower staff (left to right), News Editor Erin McGuinness, Editor-in-Chief Craig Epstein, and Sports Editor Steven Merrill.

The Tower Honored as Top College Newspaper in New Jersey

The independent student news organization at Kean University, The Tower, has been named best overall college newspaper in New Jersey by the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association (NJCPA). The overall honor is a first for Kean.
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Premiere Stages to Combat COVID-19 with the Power of the Pen

Premiere Stages at Kean University announces a new playwriting competition, the Premiere Senior Endeavor Awards, offering cash awards and other benefits for New Jersey-based writers inspired by the challenges of COVID-19.
Kean University assistant professor Bok Jeong holding a microphone and speaking at an event.

Kean Professor Shares Expertise with Nonprofits Worldwide

Kean University Assistant Professor Bok Jeong, Ph.D., offered guidance to nonprofit organizations around the globe in a set of online lectures designed to help nonprofits build and sustain effective operations. 
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L-r, Ryan Cruz, Kean graduate Eric Cruz, and Kevin Zamora on Shark Tank.

Kean Graduate Steps into Success on TV’s Shark Tank with ‘Muvez Footwear’

Kean graduate Eric Cruz '11, who developed a new, convertible sneaker called Muvez Footwear and pitched the product on the reality TV show Shark Tank, came away with a $200,000 investment from hip-hop clothing mogul Daymond John.
Kean President Dawood Farahi, Ph.D., and Dorothy Henning, Ed.D. pose at the March 2020 Kean Board of Trustees meeting.

Kean Receives Historic Gift from Retired Professor

Distinguished Professor Emerita Dorothy Grant Hennings, Ed.D. ’H10 recently made a historic gift to Kean University to fund a scholarship named in honor of her husband, biology Professor Emeritus George Hennings, Ed.D. ’H10.
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Da Vinci - Inventions Exhibition Open Through Mid-April at Kean

From middle school students sketching copies of famous artworks, to senior citizen groups and others marveling at “flying machines,” thousands of visitors have toured Da Vinci — Inventions since it opened at Kean University’s Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall in January.
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Recent Alumnus Pursues Singing Career on Telemundo’s La Voz

Kayson Luis Burgos ’19 sang the national anthem at Kean’s Undergraduate Commencement and the Liberty Hall Museum naturalization ceremony last year. Now, he is about to share his talent with an audience of 3 million people as he competes on Telemundo’s singing competition show, La Voz.