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Professor Dale Richards presents audio projects produced by his class during his College Writing I class, Dec. 3, 2014.

A good class to B in

Emily Mills December 3, 2014

Junior integrated language arts major Abbi Wright took College Writing I with English professor Katherine Orr in Spring 2012.The class was one of the best she’s taken at Kent State and also one of the...

Junior environmental conservation biology major Sean Nichols and junior German/French translation major Kyle Darrah smoke outside the Student Center on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Nichols said Kent State becoming smoke-free could potentially help him quit smoking, while Darrah said she thinks enforcing the policy would distract campus security from more pressing issues.

Smoking ban talks remain in president’s cabinet

Emily Mills November 23, 2014

Smokers — students, faculty and staff alike — huddled outside buildings or on the heated grates that line the sidewalks, sneaking a cigarette in between classes or during their lunch break, are a common...

Architecture professor Charles Harker takes a look at senior architecture major Danielle Joness project during her studio time Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

Students struggle to complete degrees in four years

Emily Mills October 8, 2014

Sara Harrington, a special education major, started at Kent State in the fall of 2010. She planned on graduating in spring 2014, the standard four-year time frame for a college student.“It was close...

Joseph Vealencis from the National Counterterrorism Center answers questions from the audience about countering the terrorist threat in the age of transparency during the 10th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014.

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

Emily Mills 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.However, Joseph Vealencis, who led a counterterrorism...

Kent State alumni Susan Avery of Denver, CO, tours the May 4 Visitors Center Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Avery graduated in 82 and said that she wanted to visit the center to pay her respects.

Almost 45 years later, Kent State struggles to redefine its image

Hannah Armenta September 17, 2014

In response to #WeAreKentState, students and alumni all over the world showed their Kent state pride Wednesday by banding together, clad in blue and gold.Kent State alumna Ashleigh Klinger created the...

Jessie Carduner, associate professor of Spanish and French, plays pinball at Stonehedge Family Fun Center in Cuyahoga Falls Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Pinball-playing professor brings competition to arcade classic

Emily Mills September 14, 2014

Jessie Carduner inserts a dollar into the Indiana Jones pinball machine. She stands up to her full 4 feet 10 inches — plus a few inches with her chunky black heels she uses to see the game better —...

Julio Pino

Tenure protects Pino’s employment after controversial Israel/Palestine comments

Emily Mills September 14, 2014

A Kent State associate history professor’s recent comments about the conflict in Israel and Palestine were met with severe backlash from the public, but his tenure protects him from any repercussions...

Visitors to the Flight 93 Memorial participate in the annual presentation of the Flight 93 Flag in memory of those who lost their lives in the plane crash on September 11, 2001. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the attacks.

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

Emily Mills September 10, 2014

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 "I remember I was in kindergarten. I remember all the teachers were a little bit tense after it happened that day. I remember going home and my mom and dad were also very nervous,...

Second-largest freshmen class forces students to live in lounges

Emily Mills 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...

HUD charges KSU with housing discrimination over support animal

Emily Mills August 24, 2014

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday it has charged Kent State and four university employees with housing discrimination for refusing to allow a student with...

A demonstrator waves an upside down American flag in front of a boarded up store on West Florissant Avenue on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.

National Guard one of only similarities between Ferguson and May 4

Emily Mills 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 May 4, 1970 shooting.The city of Ferguson, Missouri has...

Special topics courses offer variety at KSU

Emily Mills August 20, 2014

Kent State requires all students to take classes as part of the Kent Core — classes in math, science and writing. However, Kent State offers several special topics courses for students who are looking...

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