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(From left to right) Roseann Chic Canfora, Provost Melody Tankersley, Jon Meacham and President Todd Diacon watch a video during the May 4 Commemoration on May 4, 2022.

Provost Tankersley addresses vision for intersectionality at university

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter April 17, 2023

Melody Tankersley is the first woman to serve as Kent State’s provost. As provost, Tankersley is the second-highest-ranking executive officer at the university. She oversees all things academic such...

Maggie McKendy (right), Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala and Nicole Awad (left) cut the ribbon for the Kents newest convenience store Campus Mart. The ceremony was held Jan. 14 at the store off Main Street.

New Campus Market breaks into the market on Main Street

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter January 14, 2023

Maggie & Nicole's Campus Market, Kent’s newest convenience store, celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony – filling “a gap that was left” in the community after Circle...

Kent State launches search for vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2022

Kent State is conducting a national search to fill the role of vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs, according to an email sent by the university Monday. A committee of 12 university faculty...

Kent State partners with Akron School of Law to offer combined degree program

Jenna Bal, Campus Editor August 30, 2022

Kent State is partnering with University of Akron's School of Law to offer a six-year program in which students get a bachelor’s degree from Kent State and a Juris Doctor degree from Akron Law. The...

Attendees watched as Virginia Addicott, member of the Kent State University Board of Trustees, addressed the graduates May 13, 2022.

The celebration of graduates and the university continued on day two of commencement

Jesse Khalil, Reporter May 14, 2022

The faint clicking of high heels and rustling of graduation programs fell silent once Kent State University President Todd Diacon and his party were escorted to the stage at the Education, Health and...

WHY fit in when youre BORN to STAND OUT decorated graduation cap coincides with Diacons speech.

Blue and gold confetti fills the air at first of spring commencement ceremonies

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 13, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, Sajidah Qurash walked across the stage with her son on her hip and her daughter alongside her. Qurash received her bachelor's degree in public health. She said it was a great feeling. Graduates...

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...

Author and culture critic Roxane Gay speaks at first Anti-Racism and Equity Institute event

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 30, 2022

Roxane Gay, New York Times Bestselling author of “The Bad Feminist,” spoke about systematic racism and white fragility in the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute’s inaugural event Tuesday in the Student...

Anti-racism town hall celebrates efforts to eliminate discrimination and announces upcoming projects

Wyatt Loy, Reporter April 24, 2022

Members of the Kent State Anti-Racism Task Force Transition Team welcomed students and fellow faculty to a town hall over Zoom on Thursday, where they shared progress on the 106 goals to combat racism...

Munro-Stasiuk appointed first woman dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Katherine Masko, Reporter March 24, 2022

The College of Arts and Sciences made history by promoting the first-ever female dean during Women’s History Month. “It feels a little historical,” said Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, the dean of the College...

Kent States women discuss breaking gender bias

Kent State’s women discuss breaking gender bias

Katherine Masko, Reporter March 8, 2022

The hustle and bustle of Kent State’s campus is well known to many students. They have heard vibrant conversations while waiting for coffee at Starbucks or laughter from classmates as class is about...

Mandy Munro-Stasiuk is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. 

Finalists selected for dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor February 10, 2022

Kent State announced its final candidates for the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in an email from the Office of the Provost.The candidates include Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, the interim dean of the...

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