Cuba

Kevin J. Spence, a Kent State University higher education administration doctoral student, visited Cienfuegos, Cuba, to help bridge Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services’ past to the present. In October, Spence discussed the Visiting Scholar program at Kent State’s Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education during the second Workshop of Strategic Alliances for the Internationalization of Higher Education at the University of Cienfuegos. “The College of Education, Health and Human Services has had ties with Cuba that dates back 68 years with...

From its island greenery and beautiful, clear beaches – to its vintage American cars and aged architecture – Havana, Cuba, is a place where few American college students have explored in more than 60 years. But now that diplomatic relations are being restored between both countries, students from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and its Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative have an opportunity unlike any other. “It was really cool to go where no one has ever gone from the states,” said Casey Poe, graduate student from Kent State’s Cleveland Urba...