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Korb Hall was built in 1964. It is now residence to Kent State’s LGBTQA Living Learning Community.

LGBTQA Living Learning Community celebrates first anniversary

Zoe Swartz September 14, 2017

The LGBTQA Living Learning Community in Korb Hall is celebrating one year of operation this fall semester. The community started in the Fall 2016 semester with 25 students living in Korb Hall. This semester,...

University of Akron law student Adam Gluntz speaks to Kent City Council members at a council meeting on Wednesday.

Kent City Council approves LGBTQ protection ordinance

Nicholas Adkins April 5, 2017

Kent City Council agreed to adapt an ordinance that protects citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification in a unanimous vote Wednesday.The vote came three years after...

LGBTQ Center, Hillel partner to bring the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi to campus

Megan Ferguson March 1, 2017

Editor's note: This story was changed to reflect Rabbi Greenberg's preference of his sexual orientation classification.Steven Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, will visit Kent State on Monday...

Ken Ditlevson, the director of the LGBTQ Student Center, speaks during the Lavender Graduation ceremony in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom on Friday, April 8, 2016. Lavender graduation is held to honor LGBTQ and Ally students who are graduating in 2016.

LGBTQ center to host Lavender Graduation

Daisha Overstreet April 26, 2015

The LGBTQ Student Center will honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students at the Lavender Graduation in the Moulton Hall Ballroom at 6 p.m.Lavender Graduation is a pre-commencement...

Matthew Thompson, president of Black United Students, addresses diversity and racial concerns to Undergraduate Student Government in the Governance Chambers of the Student Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. After finishing each page of his notes, Thompason threw it onto the floor of the chamber.

Students address race, diversity issues with USG

Matt Poe March 4, 2015

Dozens of Kent State students criticized Undergraduate Student Government’s representation of diversity during its biweekly public meeting Wednesday night. The address was supported by members of Black...

Cassie Rosa, Manager of JBs, behind the bar at JBs on September 2, 2014. Management has plans to change JBs into a gay bar.

JB’s reopens with fresh paint and fresh vibe

Kelsey Husnick September 2, 2014

JB’s is back. After being closed for renovation for part of the summer, the bar is re open for business but with a different orientation. JB’s is now Kent’s first gay bar. “We were trying to think...

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