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Graduating students walk at Dix Stadium during Kent State University’s One University Commencement. Michael Keaton will be multitasking during his upcoming return to Kent State University.   Not only will the Oscar-nominated actor be imparting wisdom as the university’s commencement speaker, but he will also join more than 3,000 graduates on May 12 at Dix Stadium in wearing their caps and gowns as Mr. Keaton receives an honorary degree of...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren and Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná President Waldemiro Gremski formally signed an agreement between the two universities to launch the American Academy. Matheus Priosti came a long way to find his purpose. Five thousand miles, in fact.   The São Paulo, Brazil, native made the long journey from South America across the equator to arrive at Kent State University in August 2016, and he has never looked back.    “Kent State has had a huge role on me finding my identity and passion,” says...

 Officials from Kent State University and New Castle School of Trades signed the articulation agreement between both organizations. Great things happen when purposeful organizations collaborate. Officials from Kent State University and New Castle Schools of Trades recently signed an articulation agreement that provides opportunities for graduates of the trade school to earn degrees from the university. According to the agreement, a student who earns a diploma from New Castle...

Kent State University students take a selfie with middle school students from Daniel E. Morgan School. The Kent State students worked all semester learning about and sharing the stories of the middle school students for their TV news production class. Kent State University students in the Advanced Television News Producing class have spent the semester learning the stories of middle school students at Cleveland’s Daniel E. Morgan School and within the Hough community. Now, as the semester concludes, they are telling those stories on a larger stage. The class, taught by Thor Wasbotten,...

Legendary journalist and news anchor Dan Rather will speak at Kent State University the evening of May 4 as part of the Kent State University Presidential Speaker Series. 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.   The former lead anchor of the CBS Evening News is coming to Kent State University to reflect on his...

Kent State University faculty, staff, students and campus visitors gather on the Kent State Commons and Blanket Hill for the annual commemoration of May 4, 1970. Survivors remember as if it happened yesterday – the sounds, the confusion, the fear as protests and unrest escalated to a deadly level on campus. As dozens of students gathered outside on university grounds to make their voices heard, officers fired their weapons. In the end, students were wounded, others lost their lives and officers were...

“Sandy’s Scrapbook,” a new exhibition at Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center, pays tribute to the life of Sandy Scheuer, one of four students killed by Ohio National Guardsmen on May 4, 1970. On May 4, 1970, Kent State University was placed in an international spotlight after a student protest against the Vietnam War and the presence of the Ohio National Guard on campus ended in tragedy. Thirteen seconds of rifle fire by 28 Ohio National Guardsmen left four students dead, one permanently paralyzed and eight others wounded.   Each year,...

Kent State associate professors Karen Cunningham and Idris Kabir Syed, co-instructors of the course titled May 4, 1970, and Its Aftermath, discuss the print, Lament: Four Dead at Kent, by Linda Lyke, a digital resource from the May 4 Collection. Nearly five decades have passed since Ohio National Guardsmen fired into a gathering of protesting students on the campus of Kent State University, killing four, wounding nine and impacting generations.   This international tragedy has never lost its relevance. Whether embraced or criticized, it is a living and breathing chapter in Kent State’s...

Four students were killed and nine others wounded during a student protest of the Vietnam War. The site was formally dedicated as a National Historic Landmark on May 4, 2018. Seventeen acres on the Kent State University campus denote the location of the historic events of May 4, 1970, where protesting students, observers and soldiers gathered on that fateful day when the Ohio National Guard shot and killed four students and wounded nine others. In 2010, the May 4 site was placed on the National Register of Historic...

Kent State University researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study affective disorders. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 300 million people are currently living with depression. Even in high-income countries, nearly 50 percent of people with depression do not get treatment. Depression, like other affective disorders including anxiety and...