Samaria Rice calls for solidarity and social change in May 4 address

May 04, 2016

Samaria Rice, the mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by Cleveland police in November 2014, called for "white privilege" Americans to get involved in the Black Lives Matter movement during her keynote address as part of the annual May 4 commemoration ceremony. 

University files response to softball player's lawsuit, denies most claims

April 15, 2016

Kent State filed a response to former softball player Lauren Kesterson’s lawsuit and denied many of her claims, saying, “Defendant is without knowledge on this topic.”

Trump rallies in Columbus pushing jobs, immigration reform and making America great again

March 01, 2016

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of about 2,000 supporters about immigration, job growth and the other candidates in the presidential race at the Signature Flight Hangar at Port-Columbus International Airport in Columbus in March 2016.

Title IX requires university to investigate sexual assault claims

February 10, 2016

Former Kent State softball player Lauren Kesterson alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the university and her former softball coach violated her Title IX rights.

Former Kent State softball player files lawsuit against university for alleged rape cover-up

February 09, 2016

Former Kent State softball player Lauren Kesterson filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Kent State and former softball coach Karen Linder, alleging Kesterson was raped by Linder’s son, a then-varsity baseball player, and athletic department officials covered up the alleged incident.

Who is Julio Pino?

January 20, 2016

A pro-Palestinian Muslim convert, Julio Pino was raised Catholic. He said he became an agnostic and then an atheist in his early teens and came back to religion when he was about 40.  

Accused professor denies alleged links to ISIS

January 19, 2016

Kent State professor Julio Pino said neither the FBI nor Homeland Security has notified him of any sort of investigation.

FBI investigating Kent State professor for alleged link to ISIS

January 19, 2016

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating Julio Pino, a Kent State associate history professor, for alleged involvement with the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Kent man armed with machete shot and killed by police

December 17, 2015

A 25-year-old Kent man was shot and killed by Kent police after wielding a machete at his family members and officers.

Ohio bill calls for defunding of abortion-performing organizations

September 16, 2015

Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of reproductive healthcare, could lose its government funding in Ohio.

Kent State, AFSCME reach collective bargaining agreement

June 04, 2015

Kent State and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees reached an agreement, preventing a potential strike from campus workers, including custodians and Dining Services employees.

Board of Trustees increases 16-credit hour cap to 18, waits to set in-state tuition

June 04, 2015

Kent State’s Board of Trustees voted to push the threshold of the credit hour cap from 16 to 18 credit hours and not raise undergraduate in-state tuition pending the release of the state budget.

KSU grad found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2013 fatal turnpike crash

May 15, 2015

A Kent State graduate was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2013 aggravated vehicular homicide deaths of an elderly couple in Toledo.

Petition for no-confidence vote against provost introduced at Faculty Senate

May 12, 2015

The petition was created in response to Provost Todd Diacon’s vote against giving a School of Art professor tenure earlier this year.

A good class to B in: Majority of College Writing students earn As and Bs

December 03, 2014

In the 2013-2014 academic year, 77 percent of College Writing students earned an A or B in the course, and the number of students earning As or Bs has consistently increased each year.

Black United Students rally campus in protest of Ferguson decision

November 25, 2014

Four-and-a-half minutes of silence blanketed the HUB this afternoon to symbolize the four-and-a-half hours 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body laid in the street after he was shot by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.

Smoking ban talks remain in president’s cabinet

November 23, 2014

Kent State has been considering transitioning to a smoke-free campus since 2012, but the issue remains on the agenda of discussion topics in President Beverly Warren’s cabinet, where it awaits a vote from the vice presidents of the university.

Pioneer Cemetery crumbling away due to lack of funds

October 29, 2014

Pioneer Cemetery, Kent’s oldest cemetery and the final resting ground for at least 227 people, is crumbling away due to a lack of city and township funds despite the efforts of a small group of dedicated volunteers.

More than 150 monitoring for symptoms after potential contact with Dallas nurse with Ebola

October 19, 2014

More than 150 people are being monitored for Ebola because they might have come in contact with Amber Vinson, the second Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola death in the United States.

Government doesn’t monitor everyone, but citizens don’t buy it

September 18, 2014

The United States government has a reputation for monitoring every aspect of its citizens’ technological lives through emails, phone calls and text messages. A U.S. official National Counterterrorism Center says that's not true.

Pinball-playing professor brings competition to arcade classic

September 14, 2014

Jessie Carduner is a Kent State Spanish professor and undergraduate adviser who’s been playing pinball since 1980. She came in 30th at the Ohio State Pinball Championship in 2014 and is one of the loyal players bringing pinball back.

9/11: How our world has changed in 13 years

September 10, 2014

As an Iraqi student attending an American university, post 9/11, economics graduate student Ismael Ismael knew he might face discrimination because of his nationality.

Second-largest freshmen class forces students to live in lounges

August 27, 2014

Kent State’s freshman class is the second largest in Kent State University history at around 4,200 students. Because there aren’t enough beds on campus to accommodate all of these new students, some students are living in the lounges of residence halls until rooms open up.

HUD charges KSU with housing discrimination over support animal

August 24, 2014

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development charged Kent State and four university employees with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a student with disabilities to keep an emotional support animal in her campus apartment.

National Guard one of only similarities between Ferguson and May 4

August 24, 2014

When the National Guard was brought in to quell rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, some critics began to compare the turbulence there to Kent State’s shooting on May 4, 1970.

'Together, we'll stand tall': Bev Warren starts as new KSU president

July 02, 2014

Beverly Warren, who began her term in July 2014, said she is excited to meet with and get to know students, colleagues and community leaders.

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Flash Alerts misinformation causes confusion during gun incident

April 04, 2014

Kent State’s Flash Alerts system sent out conflicting reports about the shooting incident in front of Bowman Hall on Wednesday night.

Male nurses break old stereotypes

November 12, 2013

This year at all Kent State campuses, the college enrolled 2,342 undergraduate nursing majors. Males account for 403 of those students, or 15 percent of the program — that’s an 8 percent increase from 2000.

The Final Measure: Ph.D. candidate becomes janitor as time runs out on dream

May 05, 2014

Wah-Chiu Lai, an ethnomusicology scholar and Kent State custodial services employee, has been working toward his doctoral degree for almost 15 years. As his dissertation deadline rapidly approaches, he tries to strike a balance between a grueling work schedule and academic achievement.

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