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‘Books matter, and ideas matter’: Banned Books Read-In highlights challenged books

Mary Rose Bihler, Copy Editor September 28, 2023

At the university’s third annual Banned Books Read-In Wednesday night, students, faculty and alumni read from and talked about several titles known for being challenged and banned, including "The Handmaid’s...

‘Armed with our Voices’ May 4th exhibit reopens in Student Center

Avery Savage, TV2 Reporter April 14, 2023

The “Armed with our Voices” immersive exhibit is now open in the Student Center in commemoration of the May 4, 1970 shooting. The exhibit was designed by the Wick Poetry Center in partnership with...

Students gather while professors get ready to eat Hot Wings during a Q&A.

Kent Communication Society puts professors in the hot seat

Mariah Alanskas, Reporter November 3, 2022

Professors revealed their most embarrassing stories, best advice and secret talents as they sat down with the Kent Communication Society (KCS) to answer students' “hot” questions. The only catch was...

Parkland survivor to hold virtual discussion Oct. 25

Parkland survivor to hold virtual discussion Oct. 25

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter October 20, 2022

Eric Garner, a broadcast journalism teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will host a discussion titled Parkland in Perspective: Mass Shootings, Media and Activism in the May 4 Visitors Center...

“Renegade Readers” gather for a read-in

Sophie Young, Reporter April 17, 2022
Stephanie Smith, associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism, walked up to the microphone as the crowd fell to a low buzz. In her signature glasses and a statement tee supporting Ukraine, she welcomed the range of “renegade readers.”

Professors navigate class amid snow days

Bronwyn Wain Reporter February 15, 2022

Following the campus closures on Jan. 18, Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 due to severe weather, professors were given the option to hold classes online. Some chose to do so, and some opted to cancel classes completely.  “The...

Former Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President Tiera Moore won her election to the Kent city school board on Nov. 2, 2021.

Former USG president Moore wins Kent school board seat

Morgan McGrath Reporter November 27, 2021

2021 Kent State graduate and former United Student Government president Tiera Moore is already making her mark in the city of Kent. Following elections on Nov. 2, Moore was named the newest member of...

After the Fire in the Heartland screening, a panel consisting of Chic Canfora (top right), Ethan Lower (bottom left) and Tiera Moore (bottom right) answered questions given by moderator Stephanie Smith (top left). 

Activism in the heartland: May 4, 1970 film viewing and panel discussion

Blake Westover Reporter April 5, 2021

Students, faculty and May 4 survivors gathered via Zoom Monday night to watch and discuss the film "Fire in the Heartland" by Daniel Miller. Over 160 joined to watch the film and ask questions of a panel...

CCI alumna Brenna Parker shares Kent State experience, work on the Biden campaign

Jessica Cobb reporter November 25, 2020

Brenna Parker starts her morning meetings pushing public policies and media content for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, along with her colleagues who are spread across five time zones. Parker works...

Sophomore fashion design major Angelique Wong hosts the annual Rock the Runway fashion show on March 7, 2020. Wong competed in the show last year and requested to be a host this year.

Rock the Runway glows under hard work from designers

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo editor March 8, 2020

Glow-in-the-dark fabric, sassy models and a full house are only a few ways to describe Rock the Runway. With 10 designers, all freshmen and sophomores, sophomore fashion design major Angelique Wong had...

Anti-war activists send letter to President Diacon, demand revision of May 4 plans

Over 50 anti-war activists sent a letter to President Todd Diacon demanding a revision of the May 4 50th commemoration plans due to a lack of attention given to the Vietnam War and hundreds of anti-war...

While speaking at a 9/11 anniversary event at Franklin Hall on Sept. 11, 2018, Chuck Banks informed Kent State students that 8 miles away from the CIA Directors location was the Pentagon. We knew it was a terrorist attack, but it happened so quick... I called my wife... I called my sons... I even called my mother in Maryland... I felt I needed to hear everyones voice before I could get back to work.

CCI event reflects on American response to 9/11, urges students to carry on remembrance

Maria McGinnis September 12, 2018

Seventeen years ago, the nation experienced a sudden tragedy that changed the course of American history forever.For some, 9/11 remains so vivid it’s hard to believe it happened nearly two decades ago....

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