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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Overview of Kent State University.

Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

The department of Kent State’s Police Services located in Stockdale Safety Building.

Despite continuous efforts, campus police and marginalized communities maintain disconnect

Cameron Aloway reporter March 25, 2021

Campus police have tried implementing several methods and programs to connect with marginalized students; however, both parties felt unsatisfied. In light of the global movement of Black Lives Matter,...

The Male Empowerment Network on campus focuses on providing support and opportunities for Kent’s men of color. Pictured above is the executive board for the 2019-2020 school year. Top (left to right): Ja’Vonte Lee, Raynard Pack, Shamar Lucky, Khalil Looney, Dwayne Lopes. Bottom (left to right): Kevin Opoku, Ziad Roufael, David Gary, AJ Magee, Devin Kyle, Eric Brown.

Male empowerment organization aims to support men of color on campus

Bella Hagey Reporter December 7, 2020

The Male Empowerment Network, an organization on Kent’s campus, has provided men of color with support, empowerment and networking.“(MEN) is an initiative through the Student Multicultural Center,”...

Freshman exploratory major Johnell Parnell received the Steve Harvey Scholarship Award. Parnell is one of eight recipients.

Steve Harvey scholarship recipients navigate freshman year

Freshman year of college is an exciting and memorable time for any student. For eight incoming freshmen who received full scholarships to attend Kent State, freshman year has been even more special. The...

Members of MEN put in flooring for a house they helped build for Habitat for Humanity on Sept. 28, 2019. 

Get to know your MEN: Male Empowerment Network

Kennedi Combs Diversity reporter October 8, 2019

MEN, or Male Empowerment Network, is one of the most well known black organizations on Kent’s campus. Spearheaded by NJ Akbar, assistant dean in the University College, in 2010, MEN has made a name...

Students circle around during small group sessions to talk about the treatment of women. This is the first time M.E.N. has included women. 

Male Empowerment Network holds its first female inclusive event

Faith Riggs March 14, 2018

Respect, chivalry and treatment were just a few themes the Male Empowerment Network highlighted during its “How She Wants to be Treated” event Tuesday night.“We’re trying to get to an understanding,”...

MEN Group KSU

M.E.N. initiative ‘Swipes for Harvey and Irma’ to provide hurricane relief

Carrie George September 20, 2017

The Kent State Male Empowerment Network is developing a “Swipes for Harvey and Irma” initiative to make hurricane relief donations accessible and affordable to students, faculty and staff.M.E.N. will...

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