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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...

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...

Festival-goers sit outside Treno Ristorante in downtown Kent during Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

Oktoberfest showcases German beer, food, culture in downtown Kent

Chyenne Tatum September 24, 2017

Armed with beers and brats, hundreds of people flooded downtown Kent Saturday for the cities fourth annual Oktoberfest.Oktoberfest is a German folk festival celebrating culture with beer, folk music and...

The German Family Society Youth Group dances outside Taco Tontos and the Loft in downtown Kent during Oktoberfest on September 26, 2015.

Downtown Kent celebrates Oktoberfest

Weslee Clyde September 26, 2015

Kent’s second annual Oktoberfest filled downtown with the sounds of polka and the smells of German food on Saturday, Sept. 26.Oktoberfest is fairly new to downtown Kent, but that didn’t stop hundreds...

Illustration by LaQuann Dawson

Downtown Kent to celebrate Oktoberfest

Bailey Purpura September 22, 2015

This Saturday between noon and 10 p.m., Franklin Avenue will be host to the second annual Kent Oktoberfest.The streets will be filled with authentic German food, seasonal beer and live music featuring...

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