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Rutgers-Newark Professor Receives $625K 'Genius Grant' from MacArthur Foundation

October 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - John Keene was on his way to the post office when the call came. The Rutgers University-Newark professor and author was in disbelief.

“I said about three or four times, ‘Is this real?’” Keene remembered.

It was. The caller informed Keene he had just received a $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called “genius grant.” ...

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