Brooke Forrest

News Intern

Brooke is a senior journalism major and photojournalism minor. She has experience in photography, multimedia, print, radio and visual journalism. She has worked with Kent State student media including The Kent Stater and KentWired. She is a disc jockey and the former web director for Black Squirrel Radio. She is currently the general manager of Black Squirrel Radio.

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UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

 The University of Akron’s annual Rethinking Race conference kicks off this Friday. The two-week forum, which includes lectures and discussions, film screenings and plays is now in its eleventh year.

Amy Shriver Dreussi is a professor of social science at the university and one of the organizers of the conference. She says it’s evolved over time in response to current events.

CHARLOTTE GINTERT / Summit County Historical Society

A group of middle school students has drafted a resolution to recognize local Native American history and culture with a “First People’s Day” in Akron.

Students from the Lippman School joined with representatives from the Northern Cheyenne and Seneca nations to help draft the initiative. They presented it to Akron City Council on Monday.

Matt Russ, a humanities teacher at the school, has been working with the students to address what they saw as a problem in the community.

RON KROON / DUTCH NATION ARCHIVES / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

The 2018 class of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced today include a jazz icon and a gospel legend.  

Rep. John Boccieri
STATE OF OHIO

Two Democratic state lawmakers are asking the Ohio Ethics Commission to clarify what rules apply to the CEOs who now run two of the state's most troubled school districts.

The CEO positions were created as part of H.B 70, which allows the state to take over districts consistently in academic emergency.

ANITA ORENICK / GREAT LAKES SCIENCE CENTER

The Great Lakes Science Center has launched a new app to allow visitors to explore scientific and historical equipment that would usually be available only to astronauts in space.  

According to Kirsten Ellenbogen, president and CEO of the science center, the app was created to give a more hands-on experience for all of the museum's exhibits.

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