Skip to main content

News Archive

A student shows off a book, autographed by author George M. Johnson, at the 2022 Common Read.

Common Read to Continue Discussion of Disability Justice

Kean students will explore the topic of disability justice through the University’s next Common Read selection, The Future Is Disabled, a collection of essays by disabled author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha.
Ricardo Roig, Kean artist-in-residence, poses alongside his work

Kean Alumnus Ricardo Roig Named University’s Artist-in-Residence

Kean University alumnus and contemporary fine artist Ricardo Roig ’08, will become Kean’s next artist-in-residence following a unanimous vote by the University Board of Trustees on Monday, March 6.

Kean Mid-Year Convocation Will Showcase Data to Share University’s Progress in Equity

Showing Kean University’s strength in numbers, President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., will host a Mid-Year Convocation on Thursday, March 2, to share data updating Kean’s progress in addressing equity gaps.
video-1 Created with Sketch.

Why Students Love Kean University

This Valentine's Day, we showcase the love our students have for Kean University. In this video, students share what makes Kean so special to them, from our supportive community to our engaging academics.
Author James McBride speaks with moderator Deonte Griffin-Quick, a Kean alumnus

Author James McBride Urges Kean Audience to ‘Move Your Heart to a Better Place’

The award-winning author spoke during Kean’s Black History Month celebration as part of the President's Distinguished Lecture Series, offering a message about inclusion, kindness and the power of education.
Teacher working with preschoolers at child care center

Kean Receives $2.7 Million Grant to Provide Free Child Care for Students

The CCAMPIS grant from the U.S. Department of Education will help Kean students achieve their academic goals by providing quality care for their children so they can attend classes.
D’Angola Gym New Fitness Center

Renovated Kean Fitness Center Opens on Union Campus

With updated workout equipment, a new indoor turf area, brighter lighting, extended hours and more, the Fitness Center gives Kean Cougars a great new place to work on wellness.
Close-up Photo of Author James McBride

Author James McBride to Give Distinguished Lecture at Kean

Award-winning author and screenwriter James McBride will speak about identity and inclusion on Thursday, February 9 as part of the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series at Kean University.
The outside of a building, with a sign reading Keanu's Kitchen.

Keanu’s Kitchen Revamped and Open for Dining on Kean’s Main Campus

Keanu’s Kitchen, a dining hall on Kean University’s Union campus, has been reimagined and is now offering new features for students and employees, including a personalized approach to dining, new menu items and expanded hours.
Three Kean graduate students are working on a mental health initiative in Belleville schools

Kean Receives $4.5 Million Grant for Mental Health Program in Belleville Schools

A $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a Kean University program designed to increase diversity among school psychologists while proactively addressing student mental health in the Belleville School District.