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Dr. Shuchi Karim, part of the Scholars at Risk program, talks to students and staff on November 8, 2023, about her experience.

Dr. Shuchi Karim talks to students about Scholars at Risk

Adrianna Quinlan, Reporter November 11, 2023

Wednesday evening, the speaker series, Women: Voices of Leadership and Voices on the Margins, brought in guest speaker, Dr. Shuchi Karim. Students and staff gathered to listen to Karim speak about her...

FILE - Future students take a tour of the Indiana University campus Oct. 14, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. Nationwide, American colleges and universities saw a 4% annual increase in international students this fall, according to survey results released Monday, Nov. 15, by the Institute of International Education. But that follows a decrease of 15% last year, the steepest decline since the institute began publishing data in 1948. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Foreign students returning to US, but below pre-COVID levels

BOSTON (AP) — International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt...

More than just an international student

Brianna Canada Reporter February 11, 2020

MinJee Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea. She grew up in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, the same hometown as the famous Korean rapper Rap Monster. As a child, Kim was into sports such as...

Traditional food brings people together at Cultural Cafe

Sydney Ford International reporter November 20, 2019

International students from Syria and Japan shared traditional food with local Kent State students while giving insight about their country during the last Cultural Cafe of the semester on Nov. 20.Attendees...

There are over 1,500 international students on Kent States campus as of September 2019.

Faculty can help international students feel at home

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter November 19, 2019

Every new student at Kent State has to adjust to a new school, but international students have to adjust to a new country while getting used to an educational system they’ve never seen before. Kent...

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The Black Experience at Kent State

Felicia Guadagni February 24, 2015

As Black History Month is coming to an end, eight Kent State students have illustrated both the positive and negative situations and feelings associated with being a minority on campus.Each student also...

Joyce Ng is a senior English major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: Communicating beyond language

Joyce Ng April 6, 2014

A few weeks ago, I witnessed a breakdown of communication breakdown between an international student and a front desk receptionist on campus.The student’s English wasn’t very good, but English was...

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