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It all comes down to a fraction of a second. Who can push off the block first? Who can jump the highest? Who will cross the finish line ahead of everyone else? In the end, speed is the ultimate winner – it can separate the good from the great.

Kent State University junior Rachel Stypinski won the all-around title with a 39.500 to lead the Golden Flashes at the 2017 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Gymnastics Championships held March 18 at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. Kent State posted a 194.850 team score to finish sixth.

The Kent State University men’s basketball team (22-13) won the 2017 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship, defeating the top-seeded Akron Zips (26-8) by a score of 70-65 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced its women’s basketball postseason awards on March 7, with Kent State University senior guard Larissa Lurken being named Player of the Year and head coach Todd Starkey being named Coach of the Year.

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced its women’s basketball postseason awards on March 7, with Kent State University senior guard Larissa Lurken being named Player of the Year and head coach Todd Starkey being named Coach of the Year.

Kent State University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics held its third annual 4.0 GPA Student-Athlete Breakfast on Feb. 2 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony.

Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,544 degrees, including 1,773 bachelor’s degrees, 715 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees and one educational specialist degrees. 

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 3,252 students will graduate from Kent State this fall, including those receiving associate degrees. 

Kent State University journalism major Jimmy Miller recently spent 10 weeks traveling the country examining the political views of white, working-class Americans, a group now credited as a difference maker in the successful campaign of President-elect Donald Trump.

The project was part of News21, a national Carnegie-Knight initiative. Each year, the program invites top student journalists from across the country to Arizona State University to report on and investigate a topic.

The Kent State's men's basketball student-athletes select fans of all races to stand with them in solidarity during the national anthem.

During International Education Week, which runs from Nov. 14-18, Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design will showcase the creative projects of seniors Zach Barber, Ben Brannan and several others who studied abroad in Florence, Italy, during the past spring semester. The special weeklong exhibit is located in the second floor gallery of the new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, and a special gallery opening will be held Nov. 14 beginning at 5:30 pm.

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