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Recreated outfits line the wall at an art installation in the Center for Visual Arts. The What Were You Wearing exhibit will be on display through April 14, 2023.

Art installation raises awareness for sexual assault awareness month

Zoe Finley, Reporter April 14, 2023

“What were you wearing?” This is one of the most common questions someone is asked after opening up about sexual assault. It puts the blame on the victim as if the assault would not have happened...

Kent State SRVSS shares tips for staying safe on dating apps

Zoe Finley, Reporter March 21, 2023

A true crime documentary following a man who scammed several women for thousands of dollars went viral via social media after it exposed the modern danger of online dating. Netflix’s "The Tinder Swindler" follows...

Kent State launches new sexual and relationship violence prevention course

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 12, 2022

A course covering sexual and relationship violence prevention will be open to all students in the fall, after its successful pilot launch this semester. The course instructor, Bayadir Alrehaili,...

Kent State art exhibit opens conversation around sexual assault

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 9, 2022

Editor’s note: The following story contains mention of sexual assault.  A long purple prom dress hangs on a wall in Kent State’s Williamson House. Beside it a quote reads: “If that’s what love...

Kent State announces programming for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 7, 2022

An exhibit featuring six stories of survivors of sexual assault will be the first project the Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services displays in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness...

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LGBTQ+ Center to resume free HIV testing in the fall

Chris Bright Reporter May 10, 2021

Free HIV testing on campus has stopped for the semester, but will resume thorough the LGBTQ+ Center in the fall.“Unfortunately, the testing has ended now that spring break has ended,” said Ken Ditlevson,...

Location of the Kent State Women’s Center, which also houses the Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services office (SRVSS). 

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services fully adapts to the pandemic with virtual programming

Anthony Elder Reporter March 13, 2021

The Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services continues to offer all of its advocacy and support programs despite the spread of COVID-19. Other than converting its programs to a virtual...

Kelly Premo is an education coordinator for a rape crisis center.

Sexual violence survey sparks discourse over sexual assault on college campuses

Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 27, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include comments from Tyler Conley and other students who responded to the email thread.A controversial email, sent in reply to a request to complete...

Kent State offers emergency grants to assist students

Emily Walters Reporter April 22, 2020

Kent State University has started an emergency grant for students in need during this pandemic. Interim Dean of Students Taléa Drummer-Ferrell said, “We had people reaching out to us asking if they...

Alfreda Brown to leave university in April

Molly Adams Reporter February 20, 2020

Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Alfreda Brown will say goodbye to Kent State at a farewell reception in April.Appointed in 2009 as the inaugural vice president...

Alfreda Brown, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dr. Alfreda Brown embraces difference, paves the way for diversity at Kent State University

Molly Adams Reporter February 14, 2020

Kent State University’s Diversity Trailblazer Award was recently renamed the Alfreda Brown Diversity Trailblazer Award for her groundbreaking work at the university. Presented to Brown Jan. 24, the...

Students discuss the #MeToo movement and their experiences with it at Kent Talks on Feb. 13.

KentTalks discusses #MeToo and issues on consent

Sara Crawford February 13, 2019

Kent State Leadership hosted a KentTalks event discussing the #MeToo movement Wednesday.The event allowed students to reflect on the different perspectives people have involving sexual assault and the...

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