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Hector Rodriguez (middle) salutes aside members of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood in May 2017.

Kent State alumnus invited to attend Biden inauguration after fighting for D.C. statehood

Zoë Blank Reporter February 25, 2021

Hector Rodriguez, Kent State alumnus and founder of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood, said he was honored and humbled to be selected by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia,...

National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman to recite poem before Super Bowl LV

Wayne Sterling, CNN January 27, 2021

(CNN) -- Amanda Gorman, the nation's first-ever youth poet laureate who gained national acclaim at President Joe Biden's inauguration, will recite an original poem before Super Bowl LV, NFL commissioner...

The first dogs have entered the White House -- the Bidens two German shepherds, Champ and Major, officially joined the first family in their new residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday.

First dogs Champ and Major moved into the White House Sunday

Originally Published: 25 JAN 21 08:19 ET Updated: 25 JAN 21 09:50 ET By Donald Judd and Kate Sullivan, CNN January 25, 2021

 (CNN) -- The first dogs have entered the White House -- the Bidens' two German shepherds, Champ and Major, officially joined the first family in their new residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday."The...

A Hamilton song helped the inauguration poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, seen here appearing on CNN, overcome a speech impediment.

How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

By Scottie Andrew, CNN January 21, 2021

(CNN) -- You wouldn't know it from her commanding delivery at the inauguration, but up until a few years ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman struggled to overcome speech impediment.For much...

In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden calls for racial justice in inaugural speech as civil rights leaders demand action

Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN January 20, 2021

(CNN) -- President Joe Biden called for racial justice and unity in America on Wednesday, acknowledging that the nation has been deeply divided by political forces and systemic racism.Biden, in his inaugural...

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation...

The Latest: Biden calls on Americans to overcome their divisions

AP January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local):12:10 p.m.President Joe Biden is calling on Americans to overcome their divisions, declaring in his first address...

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...

Thomas Jahnke, a computer information systems freshman is tested for COVID-19 at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. After increased cases of COVID-19 at Kent State University, mass testing was brought to campus Friday.

Kent State set to begin weekly mass testing

Owen MacMillan Sports editor October 8, 2020

In the coming week Kent State is dramatically expanding random COVID-19 testing on campus and will look to test between 400 and 450 individuals a week.The testing will be carried out in partnership with...

A crowd gathers at the Holiday Inn outside the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to watch the inauguration ceremony of President Donald Trump on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. 

Gallery: Pussyhats and presidents

Karl Schneider January 22, 2017

One of the largest peaceful demonstrations in United States history followed Donald J. Trump's inauguration. The inauguration of the 45th president, held Friday, was broadcast across the National Mall...

Peaceful protests take over Public Square in Cleveland

Lauren Stebelton January 20, 2017

Peaceful protests take over Public Square in Cleveland from KentWired.com on Vimeo.On the heels of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, cries rang out throughout the country, some in support of the new...

Diane Feagain holds a sign at the protest against Trump’s inauguration in front of the MAC Center on January 20, 2017.

Kent residents protest Trump’s Inauguration at MAC Center

Andrew Atkins and Julia Hazel January 20, 2017

Protesters gathered in solidarity against Trump's inauguration in front of Kent State's MAC Center at noon on Friday.One organizer, Kent State associate history professor Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, said she...

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