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Marianne Prévôt and fellow researchers with their completed safety device.

Professor leads research on safety sensor for first responders

MinJee Yoo, Reporter October 31, 2023

A device as small as a chip may one day save the lives of those who are first responders.  Marianne Prévôt, an assistant professor in chemistry and biochemistry, led research on the safety sensor,...

Kent State professor finds doppelgänger on vacation

September 14, 2022

A Kent State professor ran into their doppelgänger over labor day weekend, and the story even made it to national news. TV2 reporter Nuried Hurtado spoke with the professor about the experience.

Ann Gosky is the director of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University. 

SURE program provides student researchers with extensive research projects

Alexus Rayzer Reporter March 3, 2022

SURE is a summer research program that grants student researchers funds for faculty-run research fellowships. “It’s a fellowship,” said Ann Gosky, the director of the Division of Research and Sponsored...

Marijuana may become decriminalized in Kent, but not on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter March 1, 2022

The Kent Police Department would not acknowledge the Sensible Marihuana Ordinance if it passed. Sensible Kent, part of the statewide Sensible Movement Coalition, has a proposed ordinance that would...

A flyer for the different speakers at the International Womens Day Panel.

Women’s Center gears up for International Women’s Day

Katherine Masko, Reporter March 1, 2022

A group of influential women will be the primary feature in the International Women's Day panel for the Women's Center's event. The Women’s Center will have a gallery walk, a panel of women and...

Aaron Bacue is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Communication Studies. 

Three Kent State professors receive Outstanding Teaching Award

Jordan Bryski Reporter February 23, 2022

Even some of Kent State’s best professors struggle. Three recipients received the Outstanding Teaching Award, despite the difficulties faced during the pandemic.Aaron Bacue, Jamie McCartney and Ana Wetzl...

Janice Lessman-Moss, professor in the School of Arts. 

Kent State Celebrates Art Professor’s Legacy with Large Exhibit

Benjamin Weaver Reporter February 18, 2022

More than 20 weavings will be showcased as Kent State celebrates over 35 years of service by national award-winning artist and a professor of textile arts, Janice Lessman-Moss. The exhibition, “Dancing...

Vince Robinson, a multi-genre musician, journalist and photographer, played the keyboard and piano during Words in Sound event on Feb. 9.

Poet Mwatabu Okantah shares African culture, history with community through poetry and song

Isabella Schreck Reporter February 11, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Mwatabu Okantah, interim chair of the Department of Africana Studies, shared the story of his African culture through poetry and song Wednesday in Murphy Auditorium. In...

The Visit Healthcare testing center at Eastway was one of several walkup COVID-19 testing centers on campus. Feb. 4, 2022. (The Kent Stater Files)

Kent State to freeze registration of students not in compliance with vaccine mandate

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 5, 2022

Starting next semester, Kent State University will place a registration hold on any student who has not been fully vaccinated or been granted an exemption.The university’s vaccine mandate has been in...

Kent State loosens fall COVID-19 safety guidelines, launches vaccine registration portal

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor Raygene English Reporter June 17, 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors across all Kent State campuses, according to an emailed statement sent Wednesday by Manfred van Dulmen, associate...

For the third and final question, the May 4th Task Force asked, What is the future of the May 4th Task Force given its past legacy? The results varied, with the ability for people to select multiple options. 

May 4th Task Force to continue, but the future is still uncertain

Gina Butkovich Editor In Chief Sara CrawfordOpinion editor May 3, 2021

The future of the May 4th Task Force has still not been finalized, but Task Force co-chairs Ethan Lower and Olivia Salter have stated that it will not be going away. “The people that we interviewed...

OPINION: First-generation college student becomes Kent State professor

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer November 4, 2020

Last semester I was sitting in the second row of my media, power and culture class while professor Chance York, Ph.D. taught on that week’s chapter: portrayals of economic class in media. And I learned...

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