Fall/Winter Magazine 2021-22

Kent State Magazine

Fall/Winter 2021-22

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Embracing Access for All

As Kent State expands on its founding principle that education should be available to every citizen, the university is committed to dismantling barriers that inhibit access and hinder degree completion for a diverse student body.



Founded on a principle that education should be available to every citizen, Kent State is committed to breaking down barriers that inhibit access and hinder degree completion.

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  • During part of his long career as a politician and professor, Vernon Sykes directed a program at Kent State that educated students about the role state government plays in their lives—and often sparked their participation in it.

  • Local government plays a key role in our daily lives—and the pandemic has made that role more challenging. We asked the three Ohio mayors on Kent State’s Board of Trustees for their perspective on the path forward for their cities and the university.

Reinventing Local News

How members of the Kent State community and working journalists are finding ways to reinvent and, in some communities, revive local news coverage.

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  • How a seventeenth-century woman artist inspired a twenty-first-century award-winning thesis.

  • Neuroscientist Maj. Allison Brager, PhD ’11, wants you to get a good night’s sleep—tonight and every night. It’s how she’s achieved success as an elite athlete, scholar and soldier—and how she’s helping her fellow soldiers survive stressful situations.

A Campaign Of Brilliant Proportions

Kent State announces Forever Brighter, a $350 million fundraising campaign.

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