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Kent State Wants to Win Back Fomer Students

BRIAN BULL / IDEASTREAM Kent State University is going on a search– for students. The university is planning to offer some former students who have left the school a second chance to finish their degrees. Kent State is looking for a specific group of students: those who have dropped out over the past two years, [...]

Kent State’s Presidential Search Still Raising Eyebrows At Journalism School

Daniel Skinner / WKSU Beverly Warren was elected the new president of Kent State University back in January, but her appointment is still under scrutiny. Most of the faculty at KSU’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication are protesting the secrecy surrounding the late stages of the university’s search that led to hiring Warren. The [...]

Incoming Kent State President Wants to Prepare Students for the Workforce

Daniel Skinner / WKSU Beverly Warren won’t start her job as the new president of Kent State University until July 1st, but she already has some ideas about how to run the ship. Warren–who’s wrapping up her job as the vice president at Virginia Commonwealth University–was chosen as the university’s 12th president earlier this week. [...]

KSU’s Outgoing President is Set to Form Consulting Group

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A retiring university president is mapping out his next job before leaving his old one. Kent State University’s Lester Lefton will retire this summer. And as Kent State’s student-run website KentWired reported earlier this month, Lefton’s already set rolling out plans for his new post-retirement life. He’ll be at the helm of an higher education [...]

Kent State University President Lester Lefton to Retire Next Year

Kent State University President Lester Lefton announced his retirement today.

Kent State University President Lester Lefton will retire next summer. Lefton, 66, has served as president of Ohio’s second largest public university since 2006. Lefton previously was provost of Tulane University and held administrative roles at the University of South Carolina and George Washington University. In a written statement, the chairwoman of Kent State’s Board of Trustees [...]

Kent State Shooting, May 4, 1970: Sounds and Images

National Guard troops on the Kent State campus hold rifles on May 4, 1970.

Forty-two years ago today, Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on an anti-war rally on the Kent State University campus, wounding nine and killing four. Kent State student Alan Canfora was one of the students who gathered on the school’s Commons, a grassy area bounded by gentle hills. He says he was angry his friend was [...]

Kent State Finesses Ticket Purchase to Meet NCAA Attendance Rules

The Daily Kent Stater reports that Kent State met NCAA game attendance requirements by using athletic department funds to “purchase” tickets after the end of the season. Kent State and other NCAA Division I football schools must meet attendance requirements or risk losing Division 1-A status. They must show an average of 15,000 attendees — [...]

Factchecking Kent State’s “We’re #1″ Billboards

Kent State University has launched a new $100,000 advertising campaign featuring nearly 20 billboards proclaiming Kent State State “#1 in college graduates in Northeast Ohio.” But what exactly does that mean? A commenter on Kent State’s Facebook wall wrote: “I saw it on I77 in Cleveland. I’m not exactly sure what it means, though. Does [...]

The Washington Post Picks Up On Michelle Rhee’s $35K Kent State Speech

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee speaks at a 2010 press conference.

The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss picked up on our Oct. 10 story on former D.C. public schools chief Michelle Rhee’s $35,000 speaking fee for a talk she gave at Kent State University’s Stark Campus earlier this month: How much money do you think Michelle Rhee, former Washington D.C. schools superintendent who now runs an organization [...]

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