Beyond the classroom . . .
Ohio governor Ted Strickland appointed an Honors College student to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
Students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication were awarded fellowships with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, allowing them to report on topics covered infrequently by American news media. A senior journalism major was sent to Ecuador to report on the consequences of the local farming industry, and a journalism graduate student went to India to cover the privatization of water.
The doors to a magnificent $3.2 million, 14,000-square-foot, high-tech Hillel center opened during Fall Semester 2008. The building, located on the Kent Campus, was named the Cohn Jewish Student Center in recognition of a gift from Gary and Lisa Cohn in honor of Gary’s parents, Victor and Ellen Cohn.