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‘Armed with our Voices’ May 4th exhibit reopens in Student Center

Avery Savage, TV2 Reporter April 14, 2023

The “Armed with our Voices” immersive exhibit is now open in the Student Center in commemoration of the May 4, 1970 shooting. The exhibit was designed by the Wick Poetry Center in partnership with...

Chic Canfora and Daniel Miller speak to students about activism in the May 4th Visitor Center on Wednesday. 

May 4th witnesses discuss activism with Kent State students

Sara Crawford February 21, 2019

Witnesses of May 4, 1970, when four Kent State students were shot and killed and nine others wounded, talked to students about the importance of being activists for what they believe in.The May 4th Visitors...

May 4th Visitors Center to host global awareness event

Sara Crawford January 30, 2019

The May 4th Visitors Center is hosting an event on issues in the Middle East.The event, “Protests and State Violence in Egypt and Jordan,” will take place in the Reflections Gallery from 10:00 am to...

Director chosen for upcoming movie based on Kent State shootings

Cameron Gorman October 13, 2017

A new movie based on background of the Kent State shootings has confirmed its director.Jay Roach, who also directed "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Fockers," will produce the movie with Tina Fey whose...

Professor Jerry Lewis, left, talks about his first hand experiences at the May 4th shooting to a group of open carry gun walkers like Jeffry Smith, right, at the May 4th memorial Saturday Sept. 24, 2016.

Bearing Arms in the Midst of Historic Tragedy

Mitch Felan February 6, 2017

Dozens of marchers at Kent State brought more than just chants this weekend...they brought guns.It was all in an effort to have a productive conversation about gun rights and open carry on college campuses.And...

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May 4th, 1970: The Impact of Protests

Krista Renaldo, TV2 September 22, 2016

May 4th, 1970: The Impact of Protests from on Vimeo.In the recent shooting and riots in Charlotte and Tulsa, we think about how these and past events impact not only the people involved,...

Opinion: Tradition can grow from tragedy

Skye McEowen May 3, 2016

“Don’t get shot,” someone said to me when my 17-year-old self told them I would be attending Kent State in fall 2013. I laughed awkwardly, not exactly knowing how to respond to something that—though...

Ty Sugick

Opinion: Samaria Rice fit for keynote address

Ty Sugick May 3, 2016

Kent State and the May 4th Task Force notified the general public last week that Samaria Rice, the mother of the late Tamir Rice, would be this year's keynote speaker.Soon after the announcement of the...

Matt Poe

Opinion: A few thoughts on May 4

Matt Poe May 3, 2016

The date of May 4 holds no significance to most people. Aside from birthdays, anniversaries and Star Wars geeks who love to proclaim “May the fourth be with you” to one another, the day is just another...

Photo courtesy of Matt Unger.

Kent to hit big screen at 40th Cleveland International Film Festival

Benjamin VanHoose April 5, 2016

While Batman and Superman dominate movie theaters across the country, several Cleveland screens are showcased to some out-of-the-box cinematic fare as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival....

Members of the Hanoi University Delegation including President Nguyen Dinh Luan, Dean Dr. Hoang Gia Thu and Director of International Office Nguyen Ngoc Tan look at a display at the May 4th memorial museum in Taylor hall on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The trio are here to sign an agreement between the University of Hanoi and Kent State partnering them in a Student Exchange Program.

Hanoi University president and associates visit May 4 Visitor Center

Bruce Walton September 8, 2015

The shots heard around the world on May 4, 1970, lives on in infamy at Kent State University, but even in the minds of Nguyen Dinh Luan, president of Hanoi University, the silence came to a bang of realization...

President of Hanoi University Nguyen Dinh Luan shakes hands with President Beverly Warren after singing a contract joining the two universities in an agreement that will allow for exchange students to go between the universities on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

Kent State signs student exchange agreement with Vietnam university

Olivia Minnier September 8, 2015

Kent State officially signed an agreement on Tuesday with Hanoi University, a public university specializing in foreign language training in Vietnam, for an exchange student program and partnership agreement.President...

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