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Lisa Marie and Winter Annemarie

Mother saves 5-year-old daughter from Cuyahoga River; both swept away by current

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor May 10, 2022

“I went into superwoman mode when I realized that ‘Hey, you’re about to lose your daughter,’” Lisa Marie said.   The mother of 5-year-old Winter Annemarie jumped into the Cuyahoga...

Anti-Racism Task Force set to hold town meeting on racial equality progress

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor April 14, 2022

The Anti-Racism Task Force Transition Team is inviting the Kent State community to a town hall meeting Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m. through Zoom, according to a press release from the university. While...

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author to appear at May 4 Presidential Speaker Series

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor April 8, 2022

Kent State’s Presidential Speaker Series, scheduled for the evening of May 4, 2022, will host Jon Meacham, a presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Meacham has knowledge of politics,...

KeyBank Foundation awards $200,000 for Kent State’s first-generation, low income students

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor March 24, 2022

KeyBank Foundation donated $200,000 to Kent State’s Key Connections program, which serves “underserved students” such as first-generation and those with a limited income. “We are committed to...

Kent State alumnus pledges $2 million to the Brain Health Research Institute

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor March 8, 2022

Kent State alumnus Earl K. Miller and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, pledged $2 million to support research programs and students in the recently established Brain Health Research Institute, according...

KentWired editors teamed up to share about how they spent their snow days.

KentWired editors find words for snow days

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief Kelly Krabill Managing Editor Savannah Monks Photo Editor Kaitlyn Finchler General Assignment Editor Reegan Saunders Assigning Editor Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor February 6, 2022

As Winter Storm Landon poured several inches of snow across Kent State's campus pushing the university to close for two days of in-person classes; faculty, staff and students spent the time mostly at home....

Goudeau Book Cover

Saying good-bye: Jessica Goudeau’s book breaks down the refugee experience

Kelly Krabill Managing Editor February 6, 2022

What’s it like buying a one-way plane ticket to a never traveled to foreign country? Some family members can board the plane, but not everyone is allowed to go. And there’s no home to go back to: war...

Vehicles travel down South Water Street amid snowfall from winter storm Landon on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. 

City of Kent inflates resources to get ahead of Winter Storm Landon

Kelly Krabill Managing Editor February 3, 2022

The city of Kent prepared for Winter Storm Landon by beefing up staff, enforcing a parking ban and enduring longer shifts.Kent’s Fire Department expects more emergency-related calls so some employees...

Applications for pandemic relief funds now open to students

Kelly Krabill Assigning Editor September 23, 2021

Kent State's Emergency Grant Fund is now accepting applications from students who are struggling financially due to the pandemic, according to an email sent by Lamar Hylton, senior vice president for student...

Art that doubles as a sign for Haymaker Farmers Market Website.

Haymaker Farmers’ Market expands access to Kent State campus this fall

Kelly Krabill Assigning Editor September 14, 2021

Haymaker Farmers’ Market and Kent State are partnering to bring fresh food to the campus. About 20 vendors will be located at the Risman Plaza Student Green Sept. 21 and Oct. 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.“The...

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