It’s A Different World at Kean University

April 2024

Kean University welcomed the cast of the iconic sitcom A Different World to campus in November to explore the many cultural and academic changes that have taken place since the show aired 35 years ago.

This President’s Distinguished Lecture Series event brought together Kean students, faculty, alumni and members of the community to listen to the stars of the show, including Darryl M. Bell, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison and Cree Summer. The actors offer ed their insight and perspective on college, then and now. They also shared personal memories from their time filming the show, which took place at the fictitious Hillman College.

Following the panel, members of the Kean community had the opportunity to meet and speak with the cast at an after party hosted by the Kean University Foundation.

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