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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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Kean University Holds Open Educational Resources Conference

Kean University will host its inaugural Open Educational Resources Conference on March 29-30, a two-day virtual event dedicated to transforming and empowering learning communities by making educational content accessible to all.
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Kean Athletics to Launch Esports Program in Fall 2021

Kean University will launch a competitive esports program and open a new esports arena in Fall 2021, joining hundreds of universities and colleges across the country offering the fast-growing sport of competitive gaming. Kean’s co-ed esports team will become the 15th Kean Athletics program.
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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Three New Members Join Kean’s Board of Trustees

The Kean University Board of Trustees welcomed three new members, sworn in at the Board’s public meeting on Monday, March 8 — Bertha Little-Mathews, Rajeev Malhotra and Richard Torres. Also at the meeting, Trustee Linda Lewis, who joined the Board in 2003, was named vice-chair after her reappointment.
Ali Stroker, a female with curly blond hair, sitting in her wheelchair on stage. She is wearing a red jump suit. Head tilted, singing. Stage is lit pink. Piano and flowers can partially be seen behind her.

Kean Stage Leads on Accessibility in the Arts

Kean Stage is emerging as a leader in accessible theatre, offering sensory-friendly performances for children, sign-language interpretation and other measures to dismantle barriers to the arts for all audiences. 
View of the Clock Tower in the distance from Cougar Walk; pink flowering trees and spring greenery along the path.

New Urban Policy Institute Launches at Kean

The John S. Watson Institute of Urban Policy and Research at Kean will focus on practical, achievable solutions to improve the lives of people living in urban communities, building on the University’s commitment to scholarship and community service.
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It's Official: During the Pandemic, We're Sleeping In

A new study co-authored by a Kean University associate professor found average sleep time across the globe has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can help fend off the virus.
Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. with Kean students.

Kean Designated a First-gen Forward Institution

Kean University has been recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success for its support and advancement of students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Kean Celebrates Women's History Month

Kean University will honor the role women play in business, the sciences, education and now in the White House during Women’s History Month, featuring special events throughout the month of March. Watch as President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., kicks off the celebration in a video message.