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A Kent State student accepts her stole at the Karamu Commencement. She is a nursing major with plans to further her nursing education.

Kent State celebrates diversity at Karamu graduation

Ty Kohler, Reporter May 7, 2022

Michelle Hull was sitting next to her son, Kevin, on a bench at Manchester Field. She could not contain her grin and was holding back tears of joy as Kevin was wearing his cap and gown, preparing to walk...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

Spring 2021 graduates to have in-person commencement ceremonies

Madisyn Woodring Reporter March 18, 2021

Spring graduates from Kent State’s main campus will have the option to attend an outdoor commencement ceremony, according to an email President Todd Diacon sent Thursday. The ceremonies will begin the...

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, conducts a news conference with Cuomo on the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 

New York governor’s top aide admits administration delayed the release of Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities over federal investigation concerns

Lauren del Valle, CNN February 12, 2021

(CNN) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide says the administration delayed the release of data on Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents because of concerns about a potential federal...

The Kent State men’s basketball team tweeted on November 29 stating that the planned Monday game against Purdue Fort Wayne had been postponed due to COVID-19. 

Men’s basketball opener cancelled a second time

Dante Centofanti, sports reporter Owen MacMillan, sports editor November 29, 2020

For the second time in as many days, the Kent State men’s basketball team has cancelled or postponed what would have been their season opener.The team was slated to host Purdue Fort Wayne tomorrow at...

NCAA announces plan for fall sport championships in the spring

Owen MacMillan Sports editor September 23, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors took up the issue of fall season sports playing national championships during the spring.Last month, the NCAA decided to move forward on plans...

Coffee shops provide options to customers looking to get their coffee fix

Nicole Harness, reporter July 14, 2020

People may not be back in the office yet due to COVID-19 keeping them at home, but they still need their coffee. 3-19 Coffee in Shaker Heights and Tree City Coffee in Kent are both giving customers various...

 Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet, speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on June 10, 2020 in Martinsville, Virginia. 

FBI says Bubba Wallace not a target of a hate crime

 (CNN) -- The FBI said Tuesday a noose found in the team garage of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at the Talladega Superspeedway has been there since last year and he, therefore, is not a victim of a hate...

Kent Plaza Cinemas is set to reopen Friday

MovieScoop Kent Plaza Cinemas in Kent is scheduled to open for viewings Friday, June 19."We wanted people to come out to the theater and get back to 'normal life' or as normal as we can get," Liz Harper...

A screenshot of the introduction of the Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados on May 7, 2020. 

Student Multicultural Center celebrates graduates with virtual pre-commencement ceremony

The Student Multicultural Center recognized graduates and their achievements during the virtual Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremony on Thursday. “Usually with Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración...

LGBTQ+ Center to hold virtual Lavender Graduation

With the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures in place, in-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed as schools across the country wait for further instruction or develop a way...

Spring 2020 commencement will be hosted virtually due to state guidelines

Kent State University announced that the spring 2020 commencement will be virtual in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to avoid large gatherings due to COVID-19.Students, faculty, staff,...

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