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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Performers at the second annual Juneteenth Jubilee.

Kent State hosts second annual Juneteenth Jubilee

Tamra McMillion, Reporter June 19, 2022

A white tent, a stage and food trucks on Manchester Field welcomed members of the Kent community for the university’s second annual Juneteenth Jubilee Saturday. Kent State's Division of Diversity,...

Members of Kent State community reflect on Buffalo shooting

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 16, 2022

Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff attended a virtual town hall meeting Monday to reflect, discuss and digest the May 14 shooting in Buffalo, New York. The suspected gunman killed 10 and injured...

Kent State joins SEA Change initiative to advance diversity, equity, inclusion in STEMM

Zaria Johnson, Editor-In-Chief March 24, 2022

Kent State joined the SEA Change initiative Friday as a commitment to creating more diverse, inclusive and equitable spaces for students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.   The...

Lo Denmon, assistant director of the LGBTQ+ Center, spoke about being a queer first-generation college student at the townhall on Thurs. Sept. 23. Denmon holds a bachelors in psychology and a masters in professional counseling and college student affairs.

Kent town hall discusses safe spaces in education

Reegan Saunders Reporter September 26, 2021

Education is a necessary part of growth, but it is often inaccessible, Lo Denmon, assistant director of the LGBTQ+ Center, told a Kent State town hall Thursday. As a queer first-generation college student,...

Overview of Kent State University.

Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

Amoaba Gooden will become Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion effective May 1.

Amoaba Gooden selected as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

Emma Andrus Reporter April 28, 2021

Amoaba Gooden has been selected for the position of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, according to an email from President Todd Diacon sent Wednesday. Gooden is currently an associate...

KSU President Todd Diacon shared the news of $1 million in support of the Anti-Racism Task Force’s recommendations.

Kent State devotes $1 million to support recommendations from Anti-Racism Task Force

Chris Bright Reporter April 20, 2021

Following the racist vandalism on campus, Kent State’s Anti-Racism Task Force discussed the recommendations its subcommittees have created in response to the needs of diverse groups on the university’s...

Amoaba Gooden is the interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Amoaba Gooden selected as finalist for vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

Kelly Krabill Reporter April 14, 2021

Amoaba Gooden, who has a doctorate in African-American studies from Temple University, has been selected “as the sole finalist for the position” of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion,...

OPINION: “Where’s Todd?” reveals students’ dissatisfaction with university’s handling of threats to their lives

Lyndsey Brennan Reporter October 5, 2020

Last semester I conducted an interview with a May 4 survivor that chilled me.I had gone into the interview naïve, hoping to hear about healing and forgiveness. Instead, what I heard was disbelief, disgust...

USG, president’s office discuss racism on Kent State campus

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo editor September 2, 2020

Members of Undergraduate Student Government (USG), spoke about racism on campus, painting over the rock on front campus, a suggested mural and a camera for the rock and the Anti-Racism Task Force.Early...

Director of Political Affairs and Grievances for B.U.S. Gabrielle Blake paints the rock Monday, Aug. 31. 

‘White Lives Matter’ painted on front campus’ rock; students and university react

Troy Pierson Reporter September 2, 2020

When the words “White Lives Matter” were painted on Kent State’s front-campus rock Aug. 28, Marteashia Thompson, president of Voices of Color, described them as “a direct threat to the Black students...

Master drummer David Coleman (right) and a Kent State student (left) perform an African drum call during the 50th anniversary celebration of Black History month on Feb. 15, 2020.

Kent State celebrates 50 years of Black History Month

Kimmy Daniels Reporter February 15, 2020

The 50th anniversary celebration of Black History Month at Kent State honored the four men known for starting the celebration, and those who continue their legacy. In February 1970, two alumni, Carl Gregory...

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