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Christina Darius, Christina Barnes and Nikki Hurd, Kean SLPD students, in their protective gear

Speech-Language Pathology Students Support COVID-19 Patients

Three students in Kean’s Speech-Language Pathology Doctorate (SLPD) program are bringing their training and skills to the COVID-19 response, helping rehabilitate patients coming off ventilators and protecting the quality of life of vulnerable patients.
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Ariella Askew is the Kean 2020 valedictorian

Honors Student, Mom - Kean Valedictorian Managed It All

When she applied to Kean as a transfer student years after she first started college, Ariella Askew was not sure whether she would be accepted.

A Message from President Farahi

Please read an important message from Kean University President Dawood Farahi, Ph.D., about recent events in our country.
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A composite photo of Kean's Class of 2020 during the traditional tassel turn.

Kean Celebrates Nearly 4,000 Graduates in Virtual Commencement

The first Kean University class to graduate in a virtual Commencement celebrated in a ceremony complete with a tassel turn, personalized videos and speeches from special guests including Whoopi Goldberg. Nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees in dozens of fields marked the joyous day in living rooms, backyards and chat rooms during the online event.
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Michael DiTomasso, Class of 2020, Kean University

Third Time’s the Charm for Michael Graves College Graduating Senior

Michael DiTomasso’s educational journey at Kean proves there are different paths to success. The graphic design student is graduating magna cum laude after dropping out of Kean twice before. He also is already working in his field — as an art director at a Montclair advertising agency.
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Daniela Derius Rodriguez, Kean Class of 2020, poses with a photo of her mother.

Amid COVID-19 Sickness and Loss, Kean Student Graduates with Honors

Daniela Derius-Rodriguez recently lost her mother and grandfather to COVID-19, but the Kean senior pushed through sorrow and her own bout with the illness to graduate with top honors, just as her mother would have wanted.
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Kean students are helping their communities combat the Covid-19 virus.

Kean Students Join the Front Line Against COVID-19

They juggle Kean coursework and answering EMT calls. They work long night shifts in hospitals. And they counsel patients struggling with stress caused by COVID-19.
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Kean University's STEM Building at twilight

Kean-based Bioscience Companies Contribute to COVID-19 Research

Two companies based in Kean University’s STEM Building — MDSeq Inc. and Eton Bioscience New Jersey — are part of global efforts to develop COVID-19 tests and treatments.
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Feng Qi, Ph.D.

Q&A: Tracking the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Kean Associate Professor Feng Qi, Ph.D., an expert on geographic information systems used in environmental modeling and public health, including the spread of infectious disease, talks about the spread of COVID-19 and steps to mitigate it around the world.
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Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Kean Class of 2020

Whoopi Goldberg to Address Kean Class of 2020

Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Kean University Class of 2020 during virtual Commencement on May 29. Goldberg is one of an elite group of artists to have won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.