“Division of Diversity

Alfreda Brown (center), Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, poses with award winners David Hassler (left), director of the Wick Poetry Center, and Molly Merryman (right), associate professor of sociology and founding director. Kent State University held its 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The keynote speaker for the event was Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.” A book signing and reception followed the event...

Kent State University students discuss research material before the start of a class session. Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a third consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in...