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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

A Kent State student accepts her stole at the Karamu Commencement. She is a nursing major with plans to further her nursing education.

Kent State celebrates diversity at Karamu graduation

Ty Kohler, Reporter May 7, 2022

Michelle Hull was sitting next to her son, Kevin, on a bench at Manchester Field. She could not contain her grin and was holding back tears of joy as Kevin was wearing his cap and gown, preparing to walk...

Michael Daniels, director of the Student Multicultural Center.

SMC welcomes Black students, faculty, local business owners at Juneteenth celebration

Nicole Lew Reporter June 19, 2021

The Kent State ballroom was filled with music, dancing and warm embraces Friday in celebration of Juneteenth National Independence Day. Black students, faculty and business owners gathered at the Student...

Members of Kupita in the 2019 closing ceremony.

Kupita/Transiciones offers guidance for new multicultural students on campus despite COVID-19 restrictions

Chris Bright Reporter March 30, 2021

The Student Multicultural Center’s Kupita/Transiciones program offers African American, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American and all multiracial students the opportunity to get better orientated with college...

The Male Empowerment Network on campus focuses on providing support and opportunities for Kent’s men of color. Pictured above is the executive board for the 2019-2020 school year. Top (left to right): Ja’Vonte Lee, Raynard Pack, Shamar Lucky, Khalil Looney, Dwayne Lopes. Bottom (left to right): Kevin Opoku, Ziad Roufael, David Gary, AJ Magee, Devin Kyle, Eric Brown.

Male empowerment organization aims to support men of color on campus

Bella Hagey Reporter December 7, 2020

The Male Empowerment Network, an organization on Kent’s campus, has provided men of color with support, empowerment and networking.“(MEN) is an initiative through the Student Multicultural Center,”...

A screenshot of the introduction of the Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados on May 7, 2020. 

Student Multicultural Center celebrates graduates with virtual pre-commencement ceremony

The Student Multicultural Center recognized graduates and their achievements during the virtual Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados ceremony on Thursday. “Usually with Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración...

Dr. Tameka Ellington speaks at the Soup and Substance event in the Student Multicultural Center on Feb. 6, 2020. Ellington is a Kent State alum and has been teaching as a fashion design professor at Kent State for 14 years.

Fashion professor motivates students of color

Brady Warmbein Reporter February 6, 2020

Students must learn to be courageous and unafraid to talk about their experiences and struggles, the interim dean for the College of the Arts told Black History event attendees Thursday. Ellington’s...

Soup and Substance allows students to discuss one’s purpose

First-generation college students can find success by demonstrating their abilities and protecting their integrity, Tameka Ellington, faculty director for diversity at Kent State’s Shanno Rodgers and...

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