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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

Presidential historian Jon Meacham presents his keynote speech on May 4, 2022.

Pulitzer prize winner gives May 4 keynote speech

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 6, 2022

An attentive audience burst with laughter at “An Evening with Jon Meacham” Thursday night. Meacham, the keynote speaker for the Presidential Speaker Series, gave his insight on today’s political...

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...

A 1972 Kent State University graduate and author of Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties, Thomas Grace, attends an authors visit on May 4, 2022.

Kent State bookstore hosts May 4 authors 

Morgan McGrath , Reporter May 4, 2022

The Kent State University bookstore was filled with students, staff and alumni on the morning of Wednesday, May 4, 2022.Long tables were covered in blue cloth with name tags of various authors, all of...

Sights and Sounds of the May 4 52nd Commemoration

Maddy Haberberger and Chris Abreu May 4, 2022
Late morning saw the return of crowds to Blanket Hill as hundreds gathered on the Student Commons for the annual commemoration. The voices of the Kent State Chorale rang strong as they sang; “Find the cost of freedom, Buried in the ground, Mother Earth will swallow you, Lay your body down.”
A woman in a bright green jacket held her own candle for the May 4 candlelight vigil on the morning of Wednesday, May 4.

Students, witnesses and community honor 52nd anniversary of May 4 at walk and vigil

Hannah Keil and Isabella Schreck May 4, 2022

Laura Davis, a freshman at Kent State in 1970, watched the May 4 shooting happen from a distance. Today, as she does every year, she comes back to retrace her steps and remember the lives of her peers,...

Todd Diacon poses with five of the nine wounded survivors from the May 4 shooting at a dedication ceremony for markers honoring the wounded.  
(L-R) Donald Scott Mackenzie, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Todd Diacon, Joseph Lewis
Bottom: Dean Kahler

Nine markers dedicated to commemorate May 4 wounded

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor May 4, 2022

Nine former students, who were wounded on May 4, 1970, were honored during a dedication ceremony for markers placed at each spot near Taylor Hall where they were shot 52 years ago. Four other students...

Jerry Lewis speaking on Monday, May 2 at the Jerry M. Lewis May 4 Lecture and Luncheon.

Remembering May 4 kicks off with Jerry M. Lewis Lecture

Mariah Alanskas, Reporter May 3, 2022

The commencement of the Jerry M. Lewis Lecture series and luncheon not only honored emeritus professor Lewis, a witness to the May 4, 1970 shootings, but also centered on recognizing and memorializing...

Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author to appear at May 4 Presidential Speaker Series

Kelly Krabill, Managing Editor April 8, 2022

Kent State’s Presidential Speaker Series, scheduled for the evening of May 4, 2022, will host Jon Meacham, a presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Meacham has knowledge of politics,...

Kent State pays tribute to May 4 victims during first in-person events in two years

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 24, 2022

For the first time since 2019, Kent State will honor the victims of May 4, 1970 for a week of planned events.   This commemoration will tribute the historical event when the Ohio National Guard...

Kent State professor’s May 4 heroism featured in 46th annual Cleveland film festival

Baylee Sweitzer, Reporter March 23, 2022

“I don't care whether you've never listened to anyone before in your lives. 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....

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