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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

Michael Daniels poses with his 30 for the Future award on Sept. 14, 2023. (Courtesy of Michael Daniels)

University faculty member receives ‘30 for the Future’ award

MinJee Yoo, Reporter November 18, 2023

From participating in the Upward Bound program as a high school student to receiving dissertation of the year as a professional, Michael Daniels’ success comes in many forms. Success of Daniels, the...

A graduate is given their stole at this years Karamu Ya Wahitimu pre-commencement ceremony on May 10, 2023.

Karamu Ya Wahitimu celebrates multicultural graduates

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2023

The tent on Manchester field echoed with the cheers of proud families and friends during the Karamu Ya Wahitimu Celebración de los Graduados Wednesday.  Students danced, smiled and cried as they commenced...

In the Malcom X lounge, there is a long mural dedicated to Malcolm X and many other prominent figures in the Black community. This art piece was one of the sights for the alumni group to view.

Leaving behind a legacy: E. Timothy Moore

Asha Blake, Assistant Photo Editor October 1, 2022

The late E. Timothy Moore, former associate dean emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor emeritus in the department of Pan-African Studies, impacted many Kent State alumni...

Performers at the second annual Juneteenth Jubilee.

Kent State hosts second annual Juneteenth Jubilee

Tamra McMillion, Reporter June 19, 2022

A white tent, a stage and food trucks on Manchester Field welcomed members of the Kent community for the university’s second annual Juneteenth Jubilee Saturday. Kent State's Division of Diversity,...

A Kent State student accepts her stole at the Karamu Commencement. She is a nursing major with plans to further her nursing education.

Kent State celebrates diversity at Karamu graduation

Ty Kohler, Reporter May 7, 2022

Michelle Hull was sitting next to her son, Kevin, on a bench at Manchester Field. She could not contain her grin and was holding back tears of joy as Kevin was wearing his cap and gown, preparing to walk...

SALSA members take a group photo at the annual Flag Day meeting, representing the various countries of Latin America 

SALSA on the rise at Kent State

Jesse Khalil Reporter February 9, 2022

Kent State’s Spanish and Latino Student Association is welcoming new members to spread the word about its mission. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, SALSA board members tried to keep community...

Kent State recognizes Juneteenth National Independence Day

Raygene English Reporter June 18, 2021

Most university offices will be closed and classes will not meet Monday, June 21, in honor of Juneteenth National Independence Day, Kent State President Todd Diacon announced in an email statement. The...

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Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

Dr. Jerry M. Lewis, professor emeritus of sociology at Kent State University, and witness to the events of May 4, 1970. He is pictured with the pagoda and Taylor Hall in the background in 2010.

Former professor, faculty marshal reflects on May 4 tragedy before 51st commemoration

Zoë Blank Reporter May 3, 2021

Jerry M. Lewis believes the events of May 4, 1970, are a transformative part of Kent State’s history that should be remembered. Lewis served as a faculty marshal and was an eyewitness to the shootings...

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A Home Away From Home: Caribbean student group looks for renewed representation at Kent State

Brianna Camp Reporter April 28, 2021

SOCA is back and ready for action. Founded in 2017, the Student Organization of Caribbean Alliance has had its ups and downs, but this year the group is trying to reorganize and re-establish itself on...

Ways to reduce anxiety

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter April 25, 2021

In the United States, around 31% of all adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. But what is anxiety really?...

Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

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