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Swaths of people attend Kent States May 4 Commemoration in the memory of those who were lost.

Kent State community gathers for 52nd anniversary of May 4 shootings

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

Thomas Grace, a survivor whose name is synonymous with the May 4, 1970 shootings where four Kent State students lost their lives, rang the Victory Bell on the Commons below Taylor Hall in their memory...

(Left to right) J. Ronald Snyder, Lindy Holmes and Jarrod Jones.

Professor at Ohio Northern University collects oral histories from May 4 National Guardsmen

Megan Becker Reporter May 25, 2021

The Kent State Guardsmen Oral History Project is an ongoing project at Ohio Northern University aiming to document the experiences of National Guardsmen at the Kent State shooting.Kent State has collected...

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“Solidarity Today For a Better Tomorrow:” Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks to young activists on how to grow into their power

Brianna Camp Reporter May 7, 2021

Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum visited Kent State and spoke to how the pandemic has affected poverty and human rights and provided guidance on how young activists can take control of their situations...

After the National Guard fired on May 4, Professor Glenn Frank used a bullhorn to tell the students, I am begging you right now if you don’t disperse right now they’re going to move in, and it can only be a slaughter.

OPINION: America was never great. May 4 is proof of that.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer May 4, 2021

Last week in my Opinion Writing class, my professor played a clip about May 4 from Ken Burns’ documentary, "The Vietnam War."We saw all the images we’ve come to associate with that day: the National...

The Tent City panel on Sunday talked about what it was like living on Blanket Hill during the protest. Pictured, top from left to right: Bryce Schlenker, Chic Canfora, Hope Brustein. Bottom, left to right: Ken Hammond, Mark Webster.

May 4 anniversary sparks discussions on Tent City protests

Blake Westover Reporter May 3, 2021

Students for a Democratic Society brought together a panel on Sunday of former Kent State students who protested the Vietnam War and the building of the gym annex by the university over the site of May...

Dr. Jerry M. Lewis, professor emeritus of sociology at Kent State University, and witness to the events of May 4, 1970. He is pictured with the pagoda and Taylor Hall in the background in 2010.

Former professor, faculty marshal reflects on May 4 tragedy before 51st commemoration

Zoë Blank Reporter May 3, 2021

Jerry M. Lewis believes the events of May 4, 1970, are a transformative part of Kent State’s history that should be remembered. Lewis served as a faculty marshal and was an eyewitness to the shootings...

After the Fire in the Heartland screening, a panel consisting of Chic Canfora (top right), Ethan Lower (bottom left) and Tiera Moore (bottom right) answered questions given by moderator Stephanie Smith (top left). 

Activism in the heartland: May 4, 1970 film viewing and panel discussion

Blake Westover Reporter April 5, 2021

Students, faculty and May 4 survivors gathered via Zoom Monday night to watch and discuss the film "Fire in the Heartland" by Daniel Miller. Over 160 joined to watch the film and ask questions of a panel...

A true Kent State legacy: E. Timothy Moore

Gianna DaPra TV2 Reporter February 3, 2021

As Black History Month begins, the loss of a true legacy at Kent State and the Black community will not be forgotten.  Kent state alumni and highly recognized professor E. Timothy Moore died earlier...

Screenshot from the Facebook Livestream of the Zoom call with Shelby Pratt (top left), Colt Hutchinson (top right), Bernardine Dohrn (bottom left) and Bill Ayers (bottom right).

SDS holds online event to discuss activism movements

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor May 4, 2020

As Kent State University works to remember May 4 and the lives lost, Students of a Democratic Society [SDS] works toward not only remembering what happened 50 years ago, but the student activism that was...

David Hassler, director of Wick Poetry Center and author of the May 4th Voices play. 

‘May 4th Voices’ play brings Tina Fey, others to be a part of virtual commemoration

As the 50th Commemoration of May 4 transitions completely online, one event already fits the bill. The one-hour radio special, based on the “May 4th Voices: Kent State 1970” play scripted by David...

Camryn Calderwood. 

Students learn collaboration skills, May 4 history through Common Reading Experience assignment

Camryn Calderwood always felt the summer reading assignments she has done were just busy work. Calderwood is a sophomore fashion merchandising major and recently came to Kent State, but the summer reading...

Jane Fonda visits anti-aircraft gun position near Hanoi, Vietnam, July 1, 1972. (AP Photo)

Ohio Secretary of State says Jane Fonda shouldn’t speak at May 4 commemoration

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose asked Kent State to reverse its decision to have Jane Fonda speak during the 50th commemoration of the May 4 shootings. In a Facebook post on Sunday, LaRose wrote...

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