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Kent State responds to ‘unintended’ UCF social media post

John Hilber, Reporter September 3, 2023

The University of Central Florida made headlines following the team’s victory against Kent State 56-6 Thursday – but it was not because of the team’s victory. In a since-deleted social media post...

Alison Caplan was named director of the May 4 Visitors Center July 5. (Courtesy of Alison Caplan)

Alison Caplan named as new director of May 4 Visitors Center

Aden Graves, Reporter August 20, 2023

The May 4 Visitors Center, a museum located inside Taylor Hall that tells the story of the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, has a new leader. Alison Caplan, a native of Akron, was named as Kent...

Lecturer and assistant professor Erica Eckert speaks on what the Kent administration was doing during and leading up to the May 4 shooting May 3, 2023.

‘Where Were the Administrators? A Student Affairs Perspective on May 4’ lecture

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter May 4, 2023

Assistant professor of higher education Erica Eckert discussed how the university’s administration handled the events surrounding the May 4 shootings in her Thursday lecture titled “Where Were the...

After the May 4 Commemoration, protesters opposing Ohio Senate Bill 83 march from the student commons past Taylor Hall on May 4, 2023.

Protesters gather after May 4 Commemoration to condemn Senate Bill 83

Kayla Gleason, Reporter May 4, 2023

After the May 4 Commemoration Thursday, students against Ohio Senate Bill 83 held a protest in front of Oscar Ritchie Hall to advocate against measures they say will change higher education for the worse.   The...

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...

Photo courtesy of the Mapping May 4 website. 

Mapping May 4 project connects history to its location

Annalexis Davis, Reporter May 4, 2023

The Mapping of May 4 website expanded to local places in Kent to display an archive map of May 4. The project aims to make May 4 history immersive.  Sara Koopman is an Assistant Professor and geographer...

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...

Attorney Niki Schwartz gives legal perspective on the March on Washington, the Kent State shootings and the Lucasville prison riot

Annalexis Davis, Reporter May 2, 2023

Kent State University hosted an event called "Dates with History, A Talk by Attorney Niki Schwartz," about his perspective on the March on Washington, the Kent State shootings and the Lucasville prison...

Taylor Hall sits above the Student Commons where the May 4 commemoration is set to be held.

May 4 53rd Commemoration focuses on ‘The Power of Our Voices’

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 29, 2023

Starting May 3 and moving through the night into May 4, a luncheon, film screenings, candle-lit vigil walk and a commemoration ceremony are elements of this year's May 4 remembrance. On May 4, 1970,...

Alan Canfora speaks at an event during the 10th Annual Commemoration of the Kent State Shootings. (Courtesy of Kent State Library Special Collections)

Letter to the Editor: ‘We should put a statue of Alan Canfora on campus’

Jeffrey Andrasovsky April 26, 2023

We should put a statue of Alan Canfora on campus. After he was shot by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970, he devoted his life to keeping the facts surrounding the shooting known and helping to...

The Vocal Majority exhibit on display in Taylor Halls May 4 Visitors Center showcases the various anti-war protests across the US in 1969 leading up to the May 4th Shootings. The display first opened on Feb. 22, 2023 and will remain open until May 31, 2023.

Vocal Majority Exhibit: Designed by students for educating

Francesca Malinky, Reporter April 17, 2023

Educating visitors and students on the anti-war movement in fall 1969 that lead up to the events on May 4, 1970 is the focus for the new exhibit on Kent State’s campus.  During this time period,...

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