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Presidential historian Jon Meacham presents his keynote speech on May 4, 2022.

Pulitzer prize winner gives May 4 keynote speech

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 6, 2022

An attentive audience burst with laughter at “An Evening with Jon Meacham” Thursday night. Meacham, the keynote speaker for the Presidential Speaker Series, gave his insight on today’s political...

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. 

DeWine addresses the state, makes three additions to the statewide mask mandate

Gina Butkovich Managing editor November 11, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine made three additions to the statewide mask mandate in an address to Ohioans on Wednesday.  In addition to encouraging anyone leaving their house to wear a mask, DeWine said every...

Opinion: President Trump’s best speech

Jeffrey King March 8, 2017

On Feb. 28, President Donald Trump delivered his joint address to Congress, and it was a speech that compares to none of his previous ones. This was a different Trump than we have seen before; he delivered...

Guest Column: Defending free speech on college campuses

Chicago Tribune April 24, 2016

Free expression is not faring well on American college campuses these days. In some places, the problem is students taking grave offense at opinions that merit only minor umbrage or none at all. In others,...

Guest Column: Teaching freedom of speech

Los Angeles Times April 5, 2016

Teaching a freshman seminar on freedom of speech on college campuses has made us aware of the urgent need to educate the current generation of students about the importance of the First Amendment. From...

The moderator and panel hosts start the evening off with talk on religious backgrounds at a Respect for Sacred vs Freedom of Speech event on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

University library hosts night to unify religion leaders

Kelly Powell November 4, 2015

The Kent State University Library hosted its “Respect for Sacred vs. Freedom of Speech” event Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.“This talk is like a tango: It always takes two,” said Peter Haas, Abba Silver...

Patty Chafin sits in her office in the Speech Pathology wing of the Center for Performing Arts on Oct. 20, 2015. Chafin works with children who have speech impediments and uses computer games as incentives.

Telepresence advances student therapy

Toni Hunt October 21, 2015

Excitement, eagerness and confidence grace children’s faces as they adjust the camera during their speech pathology and audiology therapy session at Greenfield Exempted Village Schools.Kent State offers...

Speaker to address threats to freedom at KIVA Saturday

Tess Cottom October 12, 2015

Kent State plans to hold a speech from Richard Stallman addressing the threats to freedom in a digital society at the Kiva Saturday from 1-3 p.m.Stallman is a software freedom activist and the main author...

John Hess is a senior political science major. Contact him at

Opinion: Open Letter to President Beverly Warren

John Hess February 8, 2015

Dear President Warren,I have been lucky enough to meet you several times, and have consistently been impressed by your forthrightness, your approachability and your genuine interest in student affairs....

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