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Agadez’s elite business classes now include drug dealers, smugglers and pimps – the types of people who rape newly trafficked women to “break: them, beat migrants who haven’t paid their passage or bribe officials so this illicit work may continue.

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University will host its fall Global Issues Forum with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 in Rm. 226/226A Taylor Hall. International reporter Malia Politzer will present, “Refugee Boom and Bust: A Global Gold Rush,” which describes how “CEOs, criminals and small-time vultures are making a killing off the refugee crisis.” This free forum will highlight Politzer's reporting for Huffington Post’s investigative magazine Highline on the political and economic impact of the refugee crisis in...

The Kent State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) will host its first-ever Diversity Week from April 24 – 28. The week-long event is the culminating activity to come out of CCI’s new Office of Academic Diversity Outreach headed by coordinator Amanda Leu. The office, which works closely with student, faculty and staff representatives from across the college has a mission to advocate for and provide diversity education, support, and resources to the students, faculty and staff in the College of Communication and Information. Join student organizations from 11 a...

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Six Conference Speakers Represent Each School and College at Inaugural University-wide Event

EVENT UPDATE: In front of a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,000 people, professors, entrepreneurs, administrators, students and community members gave short, dynamic talks around the theme “Rewind, Rethink, React.” Check out online conversations using @tedxkentstate and #tedxkentstate. Also, KentWired reporters wrote synopses on each of the sessions. (Photos by Alex Ledet)   ORIGINAL STORY: Kent State University is hosting its first TEDx event on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature a wide variety of speakers, many of whom ...

The Kent State University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has named Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies, as the 2017 recipient of the Diversity Trailblazer Award. D’Enbeau was recognized during the university’s 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State University who have displayed exemplary contributions in the area of diversity to the university community. Honorees are nominated by faculty, staff and ...