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OPINION: 2021 is “1984” – America’s education system as propaganda

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer March 21, 2021

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past,” George Orwell wrote in “1984,” his novel about a totalitarian government that retains its power by controlling...


Pool January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee...

Top 5 things that send students to the ER

Becca Sagaris Health reporter October 14, 2019

The most common reasons students go to the ER include chest pain, abdominal pain, head injuries, severe lacerations and musculoskeletal injuries, Dr. Lisa Dannemiller the interim chief university physician...

Philosophy conference keynote speaker discusses being reasonable

Carrie Whalen March 9, 2019

Marcia Baron, a philosophy professor at Indiana University Bloomington, told an audience Saturday at the annual Kent State Philosophy Graduate Student Conference about the traits that can make someone...

The Truth: A New Paradigm

The Truth: A New Paradigm

Assata Imani Cheers September 23, 2018

A paradigm is a standard, idea, or way of thinking. I am creating a new paradigm.A new standard, a new idea, a new way of thinking. One that works for us all to thrive, succeed and create a legacy for...

Denis Dažnić, graduate student at University of Vienna, Austria, responds to a question following his speech at the Husserl Conference in downtown Kent on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

Philosophy conference discusses ‘phenomenology’ with international audience, speakers

Cameron Gorman September 18, 2017

Scholars, students, and those interested in philosopher Edmund Husserl and his ideas — namely his movement, “phenomenology” — gathered Sunday for the last day of “Husserl in a New Generation,”...

Opinion: The paradox of tolerance

Matthew Olienechak August 25, 2017

I don't think I need to be the one to tell you that our national climate has been a bit tense lately.Even the most uninformed among us could tell you that our nation is one divided, be that via political...

Carlyle Addy is a sophomore journalism major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at 

Opinion: Philosophy and its unrecognized importance

Carlyle Addy October 4, 2015

You know all of those thoughts that you have in that space between turning off your phone for the night and actually falling asleep? You should share them with people.Humans are naturally curious creatures....

Guest column: Philosophy departments miss out by not including Eastern thinkers

Eric Schwitzgebel Los Angeles Times September 16, 2015

Philosophy professors in the United States have all heard of Confucius and the Daoist Laozi. Many have also heard of their approximate contemporaries in ancient China: the later Confucians Mencius and...

Philosophy department preps for ‘Sellars in a New Generation’ conference

Aaron Corpora April 26, 2015

Kent State’s Philosophy Department will host the “Sellars in a New Generation” conference to welcome scholars and academics from around the world from April 30 to May 2.The conference will celebrate...

Philosophy department stresses program’s values

Aaron Corpora February 11, 2015

Kent State professors in the College of Arts and Sciences are working to end the stigma that a degree in philosophy is no longer of its once-practical value. Deborah Barnbaum, an academic chair in the...

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