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.  (May 4, 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.” (April 25, 2016)

Former Kent State softball player Lauren Kesterson alleges in a lawsuit that the university and her former softball coach violated her Title IX rights. (Feb. 10, 2016)

Former Kent State softball player Lauren Kesterson filed a lawsuit 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. (Feb. 9, 2016)

Julio Pino, a Kent State associate history professor, denies any ties to the Islamic State in light of a recent joint FBI and Department of Homeland Security investigation into allegations he has ties to the terrorist organization. (Jan. 20, 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. (Jan. 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. (Jan. 19, 2016)

Kent State and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 153 reached an agreement preventing a potential strike from campus workers, including custodians and Dining Services employees. (June 4, 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. (June 4, 2015)

A Kent State professor introduced a petition calling for a vote of no confidence against Provost Todd Diacon. (May 12, 2015)

Four-and-a-half minutes of silence blanketed the HUB 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. (N0v. 25, 2014)

Pioneer Cemetery is Kent’s oldest cemetery and the final resting ground for at least 227 people, including more than 50 infants and children. Despite the efforts of a small group of volunteers, the cemetery’s decrepit condition is due to a lack of funds from the city of Kent and Franklin Township. (Oct. 29, 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. (Oct. 19, 2014)

Jessie Carduner is a Kent State Spanish professor and undergraduate adviser who’s been playing pinball since 1980, when a friend took her to an arcade and introduced her to it. (Sept. 14, 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. (Sept. 10, 2014)

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it has 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. (Aug. 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 May 4, 1970 shooting. (Aug. 24, 2014)

Kent State’s Flash Alerts system sent out conflicting reports about a shooting incident in front of Bowman Hall. (April 4, 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. (May 5, 2014)