Community and Society

The new Signal Akron newsroom in Akron, Ohio is brimming with Kent State journalism graduates.

When longtime Kent State University journalism professor Susan Zake decided to pursue a new career with the non-profit online news source, Signal Akron, she made a hiring list from the many Kent State graduates she had mentored over her 17-year career.

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Kent State education experts Joanne Caniglia and Karl Kosko weigh in on the topic in an interview with Spectrum News 1 Ohio.

Celebrate Juneteenth Jubilee at Kent State June 18, 2024

Juneteenth Jubilee will be held Tuesday June 18 from 11 a.m.– 1:30 p.m. on the Kent Campus, Student Green/Risman Plaza. It is free and open to the public.

Medhin Dollebo, Ph.D., visiting Scholar at Risk from Ethiopia.

Speaking out against government corruption and ethnic killings in his home country of Ethiopia made Medhin Dollebo, Ph.D., the target of constant threats and harassment. 

April 2024 Washington D.C. trip

During an April trip to our nation's capital, representatives from Kent State met with U.S. politicians as well as Kent State students and alumni working in national government.

AAAPI faculty and staff marked AAPI Heritage Month with a speaker, Lynn Itagaki, Ph.D.

In 1977, the U.S. government established a time to recognize Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and their accomplishments. The commemoration started as a week but in the 1990s evolved into a monthlong celebration.

Rep. Emilia Sykes, Democrat, 13th District, speaks of Kent State University Airport in her support for FAA Reauthorization Act.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act affects millions at airports large and small including in the Akron-Canton Airport, the Akron Fulton Airport and the Kent State University Airport.

Willard Jenkins receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Kent State

Kent State conferred a Doctor of Letters honorary degree to alumnus Willard Jenkins for his “extraordinary contributions in promulgating jazz music and its importance to American culture and in advancing Kent State University.”

Kaitlyn Werner of Bonita California and her peers who started college in 2020 will graduate in 2024 after enduring the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kent State students who started college during the COVID-19 pandemic in Fall 2020 have shown great grit and resilience as they graduate in the class of 2024.

Sophomore Ivory Kendrick, who lost his dad in high school, was recently elected as a USG senator for the College of Public Health.

In the Fall 2023 sophomore Ivory Kendrick said he wanted to be a senator in University Student Government (USG). He made it happen.