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Graduate student strike at Temple University raises questions over teaching assistant stipends

Kayla Gleason, Reporter May 5, 2023

Graduate students at Temple University were on strike during the spring semester demanding improved wages. The strike ended after the students negotiated a union contract that will raise their annual salary...

Amoaba Gooden is the interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Amoaba Gooden selected as finalist for vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

Kelly Krabill Reporter April 14, 2021

Amoaba Gooden, who has a doctorate in African-American studies from Temple University, has been selected “as the sole finalist for the position” of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion,...

Joel Nielsen, the Kent State University athletic director, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

Nielsen will not seek to extend AD contract, set to leave June 30

After over a decade as director of athletics for Kent State, Joel Nielsen will not seek to extend his contract with the university.Nielsen’s current contract is set to expire on June 30, at which point...

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Our View: Fireworks > Field Hockey

The Editorial Board October 6, 2019

Kent State cleared itself of any Title IX violations after a month-long internal investigation into a Division I field hockey game between the University of Maine and Temple University.The game was canceled...

Joel Nielsen is the athletic director of Kent State University.

Athletic director Nielsen apologizes for Kent State stopping field hockey game

Gina Butkovich September 9, 2019

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association issued a statement condemning Kent State’s actions on Saturday, and Joel Nielsen released a statement of apology.  On Saturday, Kent State stopped a NCAA...

The University of Maines field hockey team released a statement on Twitter.

Kent State calls off field hockey game for football game

Gina Butkovich September 7, 2019

Updated on Sept. 9 to include official responses from the University of Maine Director of Athletics Ken Ralph, Temple University's Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft and the National Field Hockey...

Field hockey drops first road game

Kathryn Rajnicek September 4, 2019

Kent State University Women’s Field Hockey (1-2) lost it’s first road game of the season Wednesday against the University of Louisville (3-0) by a score of 4-2.Louisville is ranked 12th in the country...

Sophomore forward Luisa Knapp collides with Michigan State goalkeeper Jade Arundell during an unsuccessful penalty corner. The Golden Flashes lost 0-1 to Michigan State University Sunday. 

Field hockey beats Saint Francis, loses to Michigan State

Gina Butkovich September 2, 2019

Less than four minutes in the third period was all it took for Michigan State to capitalize on a penalty corner and for Kent State to lose their first game of the very young season. “I think we just...

Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of textiles in the School of Art, looks at students work. 

KSU professor receives Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award

Hannah Davis August 25, 2019

It was the early 1980s, and Pittsburgh native Janice Lessman-Moss had just signed on as a professor with the Kent State School of Visual Arts. She was doing what she loved and working with a medium she...

Kent State sophomore Madison Thompson tries to take the ball past Michigan States Jenni Smith during a match Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Kent State lost 3-4 in overtime.

Flashes come up short in Philly, still eager for conference play

Ricky Salcer September 28, 2014

Box Score — TempleBox Score — DrexelThe Kent State field hockey team battled hard Saturday afternoon against Temple University, but could not seem to find the back of the net, losing to the Owls, 5-0.Temple...

Kent State Junior Susanne Felder attempts to steal the ball at the field hockey game against the Univeristy of Michigan Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Flashes lost the game 3-2.

Flashes look to turn things around in Philly

Ricky Salcer September 25, 2014

Although Kent State’s field hockey team has been on the wrong end of the scoreboard more than it would like to be, it hasn’t discouraged the team from working hard and continuing to improve in order...

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