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2020 marks a century since American women's fight for suffrage brought about the 19th Amendment. 2020 also marks a century since the last election that followed a devastating pandemic, and the introduction of millions of young Americans between 18 and 22 years old into the voting population. It will be the fifty-ninth presidential election since the nation declared independence, but only be the twenty-fifth in which all Americans will be afforded the right to vote promised in the Constitution. With every election cycle, but perhaps more so this year than ever before, the right and obligation of every American to vote becomes clearer.
The chaos of 2020 could not stop Americans from taking a somber moment to remember the events of 9/11. One of the ways the Kean community memorialized the precious lives that perished that day was by participating in the annual National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 through virtual service events.
Kean sophomore Kobe Robinson is no stranger to getting involved and making a difference in the community. Already an ambitious member of several student groups and pillar of the student body, Robinson was elected Alternate Student Trustee for the Kean University Board of Trustees on April 16.
Kean University now, more than ever is working together to continue as normal in the midst of an ever-changing time. With the transition online, students are highly affected academically and socially as they are conducting their day to day lives from home now. Kean students and university departments are each coping with these transitions in their own ways.
Kean University announced on Thursday, March 19, that remote learning would continue through the end of the Spring semester in May. As students encounter a whole new set of stresses in their new, online study setting, students should pay close attention to their mental health.
Throughout February, Kean University students were able to experience and participate in a series events dedicated to Black History Month. Come and see some of the events, such as the Black History Month Kickoff, Know Your Roots, Love Jones Open Mic, For Us By Us, and others, and gain insight on what these events meant to some students and what Black History Month meant to them.
Kean University students volunteered at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey and helped pack 138 boxes of food and supplies for families suffering from food insecurity. Check out this week's video to find out more about volunteering at this service project, the concern about food insecurity and the impact it can have on Kean students.
On Monday, Feb. 10, the Biology Club hosted a Murder Mystery Event in Science Building, Room C-139, to kick start a new forensics program at Kean.
On Thursday, January 30, 2020, the Fall 2019 Kean University "Meet the Greeks" were held in Harwood Arena. Meet the Greeks provides students with the opportunity to meet the Greek organization members and learn all about Kean University's recognized Greek-letter organizations.
On Thursday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m., 11 freshman students were celebrated for their success in earning a 4.0 grade point average in their first semester at Kean University. The celebration took place in the lobby of the Center for Academic Success (CAS). The event was small, with only 6 of the 11 students being able to attend, but the General Education faculty and staff stood by to watch them receive their awards.