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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

A student walking down the ramp after receiving their degree. They received a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences cross the stage on final day of spring commencement ceremonies

Ty Kohler, Reporter May 14, 2022

James Reinart held his kids and wife in his arms with an uncontrollable smile. He finally accomplished a dream that was 21 years in the making. The College of Arts and Sciences held its commencement...

Attendees watched as Virginia Addicott, member of the Kent State University Board of Trustees, addressed the graduates May 13, 2022.

The celebration of graduates and the university continued on day two of commencement

Jesse Khalil, Reporter May 14, 2022

The faint clicking of high heels and rustling of graduation programs fell silent once Kent State University President Todd Diacon and his party were escorted to the stage at the Education, Health and...

WHY fit in when youre BORN to STAND OUT decorated graduation cap coincides with Diacons speech.

Blue and gold confetti fills the air at first of spring commencement ceremonies

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 13, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, Sajidah Qurash walked across the stage with her son on her hip and her daughter alongside her. Qurash received her bachelor's degree in public health. She said it was a great feeling. Graduates...

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...

Swaths of people attend Kent States May 4 Commemoration in the memory of those who were lost.

Kent State community gathers for 52nd anniversary of May 4 shootings

Kaitlyn Finchler and Zaria Johnson May 4, 2022

Thomas Grace, a survivor whose name is synonymous with the May 4, 1970 shootings where four Kent State students lost their lives, rang the Victory Bell on the Commons below Taylor Hall in their memory...

Todd Diacon poses with five of the nine wounded survivors from the May 4 shooting at a dedication ceremony for markers honoring the wounded.  
(L-R) Donald Scott Mackenzie, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Todd Diacon, Joseph Lewis
Bottom: Dean Kahler

Nine markers dedicated to commemorate May 4 wounded

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor May 4, 2022

Nine former students, who were wounded on May 4, 1970, were honored during a dedication ceremony for markers placed at each spot near Taylor Hall where they were shot 52 years ago. Four other students...

Members of Afrobeat dance group Asé Xpressions perform to a piece called “Fem” on Monday, May 2 at Severance Hall in Cleveland.

Kent State students, staff perform at Severance Music Hall in honor of May 4

Morgan McGrath, Senior Reporter May 3, 2022

Blue lights lit the backdrop at Cleveland’s Severance Hall as performers entered the stage on Monday, May 2. The audience sat in three collective rows – on the floor, or in the two balcony sections...

Anti-racism town hall celebrates efforts to eliminate discrimination and announces upcoming projects

Wyatt Loy, Reporter April 24, 2022

Members of the Kent State Anti-Racism Task Force Transition Team welcomed students and fellow faculty to a town hall over Zoom on Thursday, where they shared progress on the 106 goals to combat racism...

Kent City Police wait outside of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center after the rumor of a threat spread on social media.

Diacon promises review of emergency alert system following recent incident

Owen MacMillan, Digital Content Manager March 11, 2022

Editor's Note: This story was updated to include information from Kent State University Police Department. Following a recent incident in which a social media post was interpreted as an active...

Sen. Sherrod Brown talks to KentWired about student loan forgiveness

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 21, 2022

On the 2020 campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised young voters that his administration would cancel thousands in student debt. The rising number of college graduates facing financial struggle...

Freshman journalism major Alton Northup and junior journalism major Baylee Sweitzer interview Sen. Sherrod Brown Monday. President Joe Biden campaigned about forgiving student loan debt before entering presidency.

Sen. Sherrod Brown talks to KentWired about student loan forgiveness

Alton Northup, Senior Reporter February 21, 2022

On the 2020 campaign trail, President Joe Biden promised young voters that his administration would cancel thousands in student debt. The rising number of college graduates facing financial struggle played...

Kent State President Todd Diacon, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Talea Drummer-Ferrell and Project Manager Karen Keenan ask for student input about the universitys future plans at the Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State virtual forum Tuesday.

Kent State’s second strategic roadmap forum welcomes student input

Alton Northup Senior Reporter February 18, 2022

Students attended Flashes Together: A Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State on Tuesday, which was the second virtual forum where President Todd Diacon spoke about the university’s new strategic...

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