Community & Society

The U.S. Constitution on a U.S. Flag Christopher Banks The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants us five freedoms: the freedom of religion, speech, press, petition and assembly. Each of these freedoms collectively gives us the right to be ourselves – expressing ourselves and enriching the nation through the free exchange of ideas. But there...

Cybersecurity Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The gap between the number of trained cybersecurity professionals and the number of available positions has increased in the past few years. To help bridge the gap, Kent State University’s College of Applied and Technical Studies will be offering an associate’s degree in cybersecurity starting Fall 2021. Adding the Associate Degree to the...

Cybersecurity Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay The gap between the number of trained cybersecurity professionals and the number of available positions has increased in the past few years. To help bridge the gap, Kent State University’s College of Applied and Technical Studies will be offering an associate degree in cybersecurity starting fall 2021. Adding the Associate Degree to the Bachelor...

Ryan Claassen, Professor of Political Science in the Classroom Ryan Claassen, professor of political science Ryan Claassen, Ph.D., professor of political science at Kent State University, conducted research during the fall semester finding that American voters think politicians view situations differently depending on party affiliation. Claassen’s research was recently...

Solar Panels at Kent State Salem Kent State University at Salem has made its next steps in the university’s Energy Master Plan by installing sustainable, cost effective solar panels. A recent story by Salem News detailed the project’s importance and the progress made so far by the Salem and East Liverpool campuses. In 2020, the Kent State University Board of Trustees approved...

A man and a women on Kent State Kent State University’s Senior Guest program provides an opportunity for senior citizens to get back in the classroom - for free. Similar programs are available across the state, thanks to a 1999 Ohio revised code that says every public university in Ohio must allow those 60 years and older who have lived in the state for at least one year to...

U.S. Election Analysis 2020 Cover Since 2015, Bournemouth University’s Center for Health and Media Research has conducted an election analysis, including rapid responses and contributions from several leading U.S. and international academics. Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., professor in the School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University, expressed that the report is...

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Kent State University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, to celebrate King’s life and legacy. Serving as this year’s keynote speaker is CNN political analyst and former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers. The virtual program is free and open to the public. Sellers made history in 2006...

Books @ Work Website While gathering an isolated community together in the time of COVID-19 may seem nearly impossible, one organization has created a safe space for its clients to push togetherness to the forefront of their daily lives. Books@Work, a nonprofit organization, has worked tirelessly to bring both companies and communities together through literature. The...

2018 Firestone Immersive Summer Camp Kent State University and Akron-area foundations have partnered to support students in the Greater Akron community in a time of dire need through a collaboration that prioritizes positive regional impact and improving lives through education.  Six Akron-area foundations provided support in an effort to assist Kent State students from the Greater...