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Presidential Advisory and Commemoration chair Roseann Chic Canfora giving her remarks about May 4th and the activism and advocacy still moving the Kent State student body today, at the May 4th Annual Commemoration on May 4, 2023.

53rd May 4 commemoration highlights modern-day student activism

Addison Foreman, Reporter May 4, 2023

Survivors, students and faculty gathered Thursday to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of students protesting the Vietnam War, killing...

Leaders of the Kent State Candlelight Vigil holding four candles in honor of the lives lost May 4, 1970.

53rd annual candlelight vigil commemorates lives lost on May 4

Jillian Flack, Reporter May 4, 2023

Stars were not the only thing that lit up the sky of the Prentice parking lot last night: dozens of small white candles did as well. Illuminated by these flames, a memorial read four names: Allison Krause,...

Protesters crowd the edge of the Commons below Taylor Hall as they shout and gesture at National Guardsmen during the disturbances on the Kent State campus May 4, 1970. At left, in a cowboy-style shirt and wearing a headband, is Jeffrey Miller, who was killed later that day. 

May 4: A legacy of student activism on campus

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

Kent State’s history of student activism goes back further than May 4, 1970, and will stretch even further into the future, said professor and May 4 survivor, Roseann “Chic” Canfora. She said Kent...

Chair of the May 4 Presidental Advisory Community Roseann Chic Canfora talks to attendants of the May 4 Commemoration event on May 4, 2022.

Canfora, May 4 survivor, uses storytelling to empower students

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 3, 2023

Roseann “Chic” Canfora is a name synonymous with the tragedy and activism surrounding the May 4, 1970 shooting. Canfora currently works with students to document and teach using her lived experiences. Chic...

Pictured are the four Kent State University students who were killed on May 4, 1970. From left to right are Allison Krause, William Schroeder, Sandra Scheuer and Jeffrey Miller.

May 4 50th Commemoration will be held completely online

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor April 17, 2020

As schools and businesses close down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kent State has announced through an email to students, faculty and staff that the May 4 50th commemoration will be entirely virtual. In...

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...

Kent State Women’s Lacrosse team drops season opener at Ohio State, 22-11

Mason Lawlor Sports reporter February 13, 2020

The Kent State women’s lacrosse squad finally began their season Wednesday night following the cancellation of their Feb. 7 game against Cincinnati, falling short to the Ohio State Buckeyes, 22-11, in...

Task Force sets plans for next week’s May 4 events

Rick Pongonis April 27, 2017

The May 4 Task Force finalized plans Thursday for next week’s commemoration of the anniversary of the historic event in Kent State's history.“We are here to preserve the memory of the events and to...

Samaria Rice delivers the keynote speech during the May 4 Commemoration Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Samaria Rice calls for solidarity and social change in May 4 address

Emily Mills May 4, 2016

Samaria Rice called for "white privilege" Americans to get involved in the Black Lives Matter movement during her keynote address as part of the annual May 4 commemoration ceremony. "It's almost like...

President Beverly Warren talks to students in the TV2 Studio after an interview with Kent State Student Media on Friday, April 29, 2016.

President Warren: ‘I’ll be at graduation’

Ian Flickinger and Ian Klein April 29, 2016

TV2 News: President Warren Interview from on Vimeo.Kent State President Beverly Warren returned for a final interview just three weeks after announcing she had been diagnosed with breast...

May 4 Task Force helps students gain historic perspective on current events

Matt Merchant August 28, 2015

The events of May 4, 1970 are engrained in the history of Kent State. Five years after the four students were killed on campus by members of the National Guard, the May 4 Task Force was created.“The...

May 4 Task Force holds veteran’s panel

Kianna Bugglin May 4, 2015

The May 4 Task Force held a war veteran’s panel on Sunday evening at the Kent State Kiva to discuss the idea of peacekeeping.The discussion session began with an introduction by Paul Chappell, a 2006...

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