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Kent State University Professor Molly Merryman, Ph.D., the founding director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, was featured in a USA TODAY opinion piece which outlined black transgender women’s contributions to the LGBTQ movement.

The class began with the normal jockeying of students -- some trying to find a seat, others attempting last minute reviews with classmates before they had to present group projects, still others racing in at the last minute.

Steve Harvey, producer, actor, author and former Kent State University student, is paying it forward by awarding eight of Kent State’s incoming freshmen with scholarships that will cover the total cost of attendance for each student, as well as highlighting the students on a segment of his show.

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs, a former star on the football field, will now become a star on the small screen with his wife Maria. The prominent Cleveland couple will co-host their own talk show “Cribbs in the CLE: Josh and Maria Live” beginning this fall on WOIO and WUAB.

Daniel E. Palmer, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Trumbull, effective July 1.

Presented at a ceremony held during the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, the award recognizes a member for outstanding performance in representing the purchasing profession through the written or spoken word by teaching, speaking or publishing.

The exhibit spanned the Lefton Esplanade throughout the spring showcasing large photographs of individuals who fled their home countries and now live in Northeast Ohio. The refugees featured in the display fled their home countries to avoid war, oppression and danger.


Kent State students Caitlin Seifert, Emelia Sherin and Danielle Vivcharenko were three of 22 women who competed for the crown in the Miss Ohio 2019 Pageant.

Phillip Grant, Jr. grew up in Kent, Ohio, and attends Kent State University as a broadcast journalism major. Considering he has spent the majority of his life in the Tree City, Mr. Grant is the perfect tour guide for WKYC's Danielle Wiggins. Watch as Mr. Grant shows Ms. Wiggins all the town has to offer. 

Plenty has been written about May 4, 1970. Ken Burhanna, dean of Kent State University Libraries, offers his preferred reading list.