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Kean to Hold Lavender Graduation Ceremony for LGBTQIA+ Students

Kean University will hold its first Lavender Graduation Ceremony, virtually, to celebrate the academic achievements of LGBTQIA+ students in a safe and supportive environment.
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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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Kean Environmental Justice Expert Named to White House Advisory Council

A Kean University policy center director has been appointed to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, which is charged with advising the Biden administration on national policies and programs to address environmental justice issues, including elevated levels of pollutio
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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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Students Delve into History of Pandemics and COVID-19 Experiences

Professors of the history department are team teaching a History of Pandemics course, focusing on past and present pandemics and featuring a student-led oral history project about the COVID-19 outbreak.
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High Pollen Count Can Add to COVID-19 Susceptibility, Kean Researcher Finds

New research co-authored by Kean Adjunct Professor Leonard Bielory, M.D., found pollen allergy sufferers may be more likely to develop COVID-19 when pollen counts are high, but wearing a mask can help.
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Kean Joins ‘Culture of Respect Collective’ to Proactively Address Sexual Violence

Kean has joined 20 colleges and universities from across North America in a program that takes a proactive approach to addressing sexual violence on college campuses.
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Five Spanish Program Students to Present Research at National Conference

Five Kean undergraduate Spanish majors have been selected to present their academic research on topics from Latin American literature to social movements at the virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April.
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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.
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Kean to Offer First-in-the-State Bilingual Speech-language Pathology Certification

With emerging bilingual children more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with having a developmental language disorder, the Kean School of Communication Disorders and Deafness this summer will launch a new post-master’s bilingual speech-language pathology certificate program, the first of its kind in New Jersey.