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Mariah the Scientist to headline this year’s Homecoming concert

Mariah the Scientist to headline this year’s Homecoming concert

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter August 20, 2023

Mariah the Scientist, an R&B and soul artist, will headline Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government fall concert Sept. 23. DJ Smillz, the university’s in-house DJ, will open the fall concert...

Sixteen members of the The Undergraduate Student Government visit the Ohio Statehouse to express their opposition to bills.

USG visits Ohio Statehouse, speaks about Senate Bill 83

Jillian Schrift, Reporter April 30, 2023

The Undergraduate Student Government visited the Ohio Statehouse as part of an advocacy trip to express their opposition to bills that would affect the Kent State student body. These bills include Senate...

Taylor Hall sits above the Student Commons where the May 4 commemoration is set to be held.

May 4 53rd Commemoration focuses on ‘The Power of Our Voices’

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 29, 2023

Starting May 3 and moving through the night into May 4, a luncheon, film screenings, candle-lit vigil walk and a commemoration ceremony are elements of this year's May 4 remembrance. On May 4, 1970,...

Crawford Hall, a new building coming to Kent States main campus, being worked on April 19, 2023.

Crawford Hall: a look inside at creation, expectations of new business building

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 26, 2023

When driving past campus, it is hard not to point out the tall cranes and metal beam outline of the new business building that will be ready to use at the start of the fall 2024 semester. Students,...

Choolaah, a dining location new to Kent State, offers Indian cuisine to Eastway diners April 21, 2023.

Eastway gets revamp over spring break, introduces new Indian food station

Nico Crespo, Reporter April 26, 2023

The Eastway Dining Hall had a revamp of signage and a new station put in over spring break 2023. The new signage came with the recently renamed dining stations like Flash Grill, Flash’s Pick and Piece...

IdeaBase is located on the third floor of Franklin Hall.

Marketing student looks to highlight IdeaBase in essence of 10-year anniversary

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 26, 2023

Editor's Note: Dylan Walker, digital communications specialist at IdeaBase, serves as an opinion writer for The Kent Stater and KentWired. Given his role and relationship to the story, KentWired interviewed...

Kent State attempts to invest in scholarships to recruit, retain top students

Alex Zito, Reporter April 24, 2023

Kent State University tries to recruit and retain students by offering a range of scholarships to help them achieve their academic goals. Melissa McKenney, the director of scholarships at Kent State,...

Verder Hall, located at 150 Midway Drive, re-opened as an option for student housing in fall 2023.

Verder Hall to reopen, still no AC

Tyler Pyles, Reporter April 22, 2023

Verder Hall is reopening for student housing after being closed for three years. “Verder is back and will be housing incoming freshman and sophomores,” said Jill Jenkins, senior executive director...

Students visit various mental health related booths at Fresh Check Day April 20,2023.

Fresh Check Day focuses on mental health, suicide prevention

Malina Andamasaris, Reporter April 21, 2023

Fresh Check Day is an event for students to come together while encouraging mental health awareness and suicide prevention. This event is a nationwide one that comes from the Jordan Porco Foundation,...

(From left to right) Roseann Chic Canfora, Provost Melody Tankersley, Jon Meacham and President Todd Diacon watch a video during the May 4 Commemoration on May 4, 2022.

Provost Tankersley addresses vision for intersectionality at university

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter April 17, 2023

Melody Tankersley is the first woman to serve as Kent State’s provost. As provost, Tankersley is the second-highest-ranking executive officer at the university. She oversees all things academic such...

Provost’s office staff plays role in hiring, planning, providing support

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter April 17, 2023

Hiring, planning and providing support are all key aspects to the Office of the Provost. The provost uses her support staff to execute these aspects.  Melody Tankersley serves as provost and oversees...

The Vocal Majority exhibit on display in Taylor Halls May 4 Visitors Center showcases the various anti-war protests across the US in 1969 leading up to the May 4th Shootings. The display first opened on Feb. 22, 2023 and will remain open until May 31, 2023.

Vocal Majority Exhibit: Designed by students for educating

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 17, 2023

Educating visitors and students on the anti-war movement in fall 1969 that lead up to the events on May 4, 1970 is the focus for the new exhibit on Kent State’s campus.  During this time period,...

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