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Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. Powell is shown here at his home in Virginia.

Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19

Devan Cole CNN October 18, 2021

(CNN) -- Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early...

After the National Guard fired on May 4, Professor Glenn Frank used a bullhorn to tell the students, I am begging you right now if you don’t disperse right now they’re going to move in, and it can only be a slaughter.

OPINION: America was never great. May 4 is proof of that.

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer May 4, 2021

Last week in my Opinion Writing class, my professor played a clip about May 4 from Ken Burns’ documentary, "The Vietnam War."We saw all the images we’ve come to associate with that day: the National...

Hector Rodriguez (middle) salutes aside members of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood in May 2017.

Kent State alumnus invited to attend Biden inauguration after fighting for D.C. statehood

Zoë Blank Reporter February 25, 2021

Hector Rodriguez, Kent State alumnus and founder of Veterans United for D.C. Statehood, said he was honored and humbled to be selected by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District of Columbia,...

Tuan Kiet Trinh, a biochemistry and pre-pharmacy sophomore from Vietnam stands inside the Integrated Sciences Building where he conducts daily research and visits with other international friends. International students have experienced added stress during the pandemic and have learned to adapt after sudden isolation.

International students adapt to isolation during the pandemic

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 24, 2021

Celebrating the Chinese New Year alone in his quiet apartment was not what international student Tuan Kiet Trinh had anticipated for his sophomore year at Kent State. Cooking traditional Vietnamese food...

Bowen used Facebook for tips on where to go for her vaccination.

Eligible Kent State professors get vaccinated

Alexandra Golden Reporter February 20, 2021

Once COVID-19 vaccines became available to Ohioans 65 or older, some Kent State professors became eligible and received their vaccine in the beginning of Feb. Candace Bowen, a journalism professor, traveled...

Jane Fonda visits anti-aircraft gun position near Hanoi, Vietnam, July 1, 1972. (AP Photo)

Ohio Secretary of State says Jane Fonda shouldn’t speak at May 4 commemoration

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose asked Kent State to reverse its decision to have Jane Fonda speak during the 50th commemoration of the May 4 shootings. In a Facebook post on Sunday, LaRose wrote...

Actress and activist Jane Fonda (center) and others protest against climate policies and advocate for the impeachment of President Donald Trump outside the White House, Nov. 8, 2019, in Washington. Standing behind Fonda are Ben Cohen, left, and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben and Jerrys ice cream. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Jane Fonda to speak during May 4 commemoration

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda will speak on Kent State’s campus May 3 in the M.A.C. Center during the 50th commemoration of May 4.On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened...

Five Ph.D students from India win annual International Cook-Off

Sydney Ford International reporter November 21, 2019

Five students from India took home the first place medal during this year’s 12th annual International Cook-Off by creating a classic entree and drink from their country on Nov. 21. Six teams from India,...

An old family photo displayed of Jeffrey Miller and his older brother Russell playing together as children in the Our Brother Jeff exhibit at the May 4 Visitors Center on Nov. 14, 2019.

‘Our Brother Jeff’ honors Jeffrey Miller, completes May 4 victim series

Abigail Miller Features editor November 20, 2019

About one-third of the way through his family’s cross-country move from New Jersey to Los Angeles in 1976, Russell Miller stopped at Kent State’s May 4 memorial site with his wife Marlene and his 3-year-old son...

Derf Backderf, a graphic novelist and artist, has a new graphic novel about May 4, 1970. 

Graphic novel commemorates 50th year since May 4

Graphic novelist and artist Derf Backderf will release his new graphic novel, “Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio,” in April 2020. The book retells the story of the four students who were killed by the...

One of two women perform a dance from Saudi Arabia at the International Homecoming Celebration on Sept. 20, 2019. This was the second act of the night.

Breaking stereotypes, sharing cultures are goals of celebration

Sydney Ford International reporter September 21, 2019

Kent State students from around the world shared their cultures through presentations, performances and traditional foods at the annual International Homecoming Celebration Friday, Sept. 20. An estimated...

Howard Ruffner speaks during his book launch on Thursday Sept. 19, 2019.

Photographer behind photos from May 4 visits Kent State, launches new book

Katie Null Administration reporter September 20, 2019

Howard Ruffner, a Kent State graduate and photographer, visited campus for a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the May 4, 1970 shootings.Ruffner is the man behind many photos taken...

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