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Edward Crosby with the Institute of African American Affairs staffers: Willie Robinson, Wylie Smith, III, Subash and two unidentified young women.

Founder of Institute for African American Affairs dies; revolutionized Black students’ education

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 19, 2021

Edward Crosby, who empowered Black students’ education as the founder of Kent State’s Institute for African American Affairs, died Feb. 10. He was 88 years old. Crosby led the Department of Pan-African...

After meeting on Tinder, Oglesby and Bauer are learning to make long-distance work while in separate states.

Couple suggests communication, trust to make long distance work

Jennifer Lasik Reporter February 4, 2021

Lauryn Oglesby, a senior at Kent State University, sits in her apartment, waiting for the text from her boyfriend who lives over 100 miles away in Pittsburgh. “It’s been about six months and it does...

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC.

12 Army National Guard members removed from inauguration duty

(CNN) -- Twelve Army National Guard members have been removed from inauguration duty in Washington, DC, as part of the security vetting process initiated, in part, to ensure troops tasked with securing...

Kent State announced it is implementing mandatory COVID-19 testing on campus. 

Kent State implements mandatory COVID-19 testing for spring semester

Kent State announced it will implement mandatory COVID-19 testing in the spring semester for students living on campus, students working on campus and students registered for in-person courses, according...

Due to COVID-19, in-person training is no longer available and members must be able to adjust to online.

ROTC plans for the upcoming summer and semester after COVID-19 hits

Bridget Lin Reporter April 28, 2020

After spending countless hours at home, it is no doubt that ROTC members are wondering what is going to happen this summer and the semester after.Physical Training is now all online, and that is not the...

James Pedley, freshman nursing major in ROTC.

ROTC program leaves positive lasting impression on cadets

Bridget Lin Reporter April 23, 2020

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, is a college program for pre-commissioned officer training and education that students are able to join. Being in this program, they are able to prepare...

Members slowly reach the turning point with relief and excitement, as they know their march as at least halfway done.

Army ROTC takes on 6 mile ruck march

Bridget Lin Reporter March 8, 2020

Before the sun rises, ROTC Army members gather together and prepare for what they call a ruck march. Starting at 5:00 a.m., members must be ready for what is to come with broken-in boots, two or more layers...

ROTC members gather in the conference room to discuss plans for events, finances and what is going on on Jan. 30, 2020. 

Classes being held with ROTC bring more than just leadership skills

Bridget Lin Reporter January 31, 2020

Going into the first week of ROTC and coming back from summer, it isn’t expected that hardcore training is in there right away. “I didn’t think there would be screaming, yelling and even almost crying...

Eric Geffert was deployed in Iraq from January to October of 2009.

Breaking barriers: A veteran’s battle with PTSD

Mariah Hicks April 10, 2018

It was a cold and dreary November day in 2014 when Eric Geffert visited a Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatrist.As a veteran, he had been experiencing paranoia and panic attacks years before discovering the...

Army ROTC cadets to compete in annual Ranger Challenge

Kathryn Monsewicz October 31, 2017

Yoga isn’t typical physical training for Kent State’s Army ROTC cadets, but this weekend’s Ranger Challenge competition involves toning down the intensity and upping their mental preparedness.The Ranger...

A park ranger gives a tour of the Yorktown Battlefield when Kent States ARMY ROTC cadets visited the location to learn about warfare Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

Army ROTC cadets explore Yorktown Battlefield

Kathryn Monsewicz October 5, 2017

Senior Army ROTC cadets went to the historic Yorktown Battlefield Saturday to study the offensive and defensive tactics still used in modern warfare.The Siege of Yorktown secured American independence...

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Army ROTC cadet aims for balance in school, profession

Kathryn Monsewicz October 5, 2017

Kent State's Army ROTC allows students to serve the country while also earning a degree.Army ROTC classes are available to take as electives for any full-time student in their freshman or sophomore year. Cadets...

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