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The Dual-enrollment Program American Academy Celebrates its First Commencement
A true milestone in the concept of international education, the American Academy celebrated its first Commencement in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, this year. The American Academy is a dual-enrollment program jointly operated by Kent State University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná. Fourteen of the students who first enrolled in the program when it launched in July 2018 were the first to graduate.

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Kent State University will implement a new administrative policy regarding painting the Rock, which is located on Hilltop Drive on the Kent Campus. The policy, which goes into effect Jan. 11, 2021, is one of the institutional responses to racially offensive language that was painted on the Rock earlier this semester and aimed at African American students. 
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Kent State alumna Alyssa Mittereder has struggled with an issue faced by many during the pandemic: job loss. Despite the many curve balls thrown her way, Mittereder told Spectrum News 1 Ohio that she is still passionate about the hospitality industry and searches for jobs each day, using the connections she made at Kent State to land a career, hopefully soon.
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When the order came in the spring of 2020 to go remote, faculty and students in Kent State Astabula’s nursing program were concerned. How would they stay connected in a remote environment? How would the students stay engaged? Enter “The Net,” a virtual community for nursing students, faculty and nursing support staff at Kent State Ashtabula. 
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Dane Paris, a junior biology pre-med student in Kent State University’s Honors College, has already left his mark at Kent State despite facing challenges along the way. His outstanding leadership has not gone unnoticed, and he credits the support he has gotten through Kent State for his growth and successes. 
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A year before Timothy Griffin graduated from Kent State University at Tuscarawas in 2017 with an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree and a certificate in computer-aided design for manufacturing, a single phone call would launch his career and have him designing life-saving firetrucks before he graduated.