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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...

(Left to right) J. Ronald Snyder, Lindy Holmes and Jarrod Jones.

Professor at Ohio Northern University collects oral histories from May 4 National Guardsmen

Megan Becker Reporter May 25, 2021

The Kent State Guardsmen Oral History Project is an ongoing project at Ohio Northern University aiming to document the experiences of National Guardsmen at the Kent State shooting.Kent State has collected...

Dr. Jerry M. Lewis, professor emeritus of sociology at Kent State University, and witness to the events of May 4, 1970. He is pictured with the pagoda and Taylor Hall in the background in 2010.

Former professor, faculty marshal reflects on May 4 tragedy before 51st commemoration

Zoë Blank Reporter May 3, 2021

Jerry M. Lewis believes the events of May 4, 1970, are a transformative part of Kent State’s history that should be remembered. Lewis served as a faculty marshal and was an eyewitness to the shootings...

Update covid testing

Ohio Pandemic Team to hold free COVID-19 testing events at Kent State

This article has been updated to reflect the date change from Jan. 21 and 22 to Jan. 28 and 29 for the testing events. Kent State is partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to bring two open COVID-19...

Lines of students extended near Risman Dr. on Kent State’s campus. Photo by Mason Lawlor.

Kent State holds open COVID-19 testing Sunday before uncertain Thanksgiving holiday

Mason Lawlor Reporter November 16, 2020

Kent State University hosted free, on-site COVID-19 testing on Sunday in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Both students and local residents waited hours to get tested, with lines stretching from the university’s...

Students wait in line for COVID-19 testing Friday at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. After increased cases of COVID-19 at Kent State University, mass testing was brought to campus.

Ohio National Guard offers mass COVID-19 testing

Chris Ramos Reporter October 3, 2020

Partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team, the university offered students free coronavirus testing at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on Friday. The testing team on campus was...

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. 

Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to visit campus for free COVID-19 testing

Kent State and the city of Kent partnered with the state of Ohio to bring the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to campus, the university announced in an email Wednesday. A team of medics from the Ohio National...

Gov. Mike DeWine issues Stay at Home Order, closes nonessential businesses

Amanda Levine Sports editor March 22, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine issued a mandatory Stay at Home Order for Ohio residents this afternoon in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.The stay at home order will go in effect Monday, March 23 at 11:59...

Todd Hawley, co-director of the project and associate professor of social studies teacher education.

Summer workshop to guide educators on teaching about May 4

Many events are scheduled for the coming months as the university gears up for the 50th anniversary of May 4. Among these is the “Making Meaning of May 4: The 1970 Kent State Shootings in U.S. History”...

Actress and activist Jane Fonda (center) and others protest against climate policies and advocate for the impeachment of President Donald Trump outside the White House, Nov. 8, 2019, in Washington. Standing behind Fonda are Ben Cohen, left, and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben and Jerrys ice cream. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Jane Fonda to speak during May 4 commemoration

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda will speak on Kent State’s campus May 3 in the M.A.C. Center during the 50th commemoration of May 4.On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened...

Ohio National Guard requires students to receive joint financial aid

Kathryn Monsewicz October 17, 2017

Student National Guardsmen must now apply for federal aid before receiving the state-funded Ohio National Guard scholarship. This will save the state of Ohio money by putting more of the financial responsibility...

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