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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:43am

Three new college and career academies at Akron’s Firestone Community Learning Center will bear the name of Kent State University, as part of a new partnership announced Feb. 21 between the university and Akron Public Schools.

Kent State is the latest in a growing number of area businesses and organizations that have joined hands with Akron Public Schools for its new College and Career Academies for Akron high schools.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 8:43am

Batman is coming to Kent State University.

In fact, so are Birdman, Betelgeuse and Vulture.

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton will return to the campus he once walked as a student while dreaming about making it big in Hollywood. The leading man who has inspired millions in iconic roles on the big screen will now inspire thousands of new Kent State graduates as he delivers the commencement address May 12 during Kent State’s university-wide Commencement ceremony.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12:49pm

How this junior computer information systems major traveled from Nigeria to New York to Florida before finding his calling at Kent State.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:43am
Kent State University won the On the Move University Challenge title for the most active university in the country.

They laced up. They warmed up. They got moving. In the end, nearly 800 hard-charging, heart-pounding employees from across Kent State University’s eight campuses came together as one team. TEAM KENT STATE captured first place in the national On the Move University Challenge for the most active university in the country.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:56am

As prospective business school students weigh through their options of which school to attend, the decision-making process can be overwhelming. However, an important factor to consider can help make the decision easier and allow for an exclusive group of business schools to stand out: accreditation.


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:41pm

Few have seen the history of our world unfold like Dan Rather. The renowned journalist has been a constant presence for many monumental events – the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, the Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square and 9/11 – to name a few.

We are pleased to announce the former lead anchor of the CBS Evening News is coming to Kent State University to reflect on his experiences as a journalist, news anchor and multimedia producer. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 8:51am

Alumna Bertice Berry, an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne, served as keynote speaker


Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Biological anthropology researchers in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences have again shed new light on the very old topic of human origins.

In two new journal articles appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers report likely explanations for the evolution of human social behavior and unparalleled intelligence. The human lineage is characterized by remarkable demographic success relative to our nearest relatives and by advanced social traits such as language, empathy, and altruism.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:25am

No excuses. Zion Clark lives by these two words. Born without legs, the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Golden Eagles wrestling phenomenon overcomes obstacles and gladly accepts challenges both on and off the mat every day with a contagious smile.

“The obstacles I face in wrestling prepare me for everyday life,” Mr. Clark said. “Wrestling teaches me patience and persistence.”

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 9:15am

Kent State University will officially introduce its new head football coach Thursday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Integrated Sciences Building.