Kent State University

Akron Public Schools Announcement
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The philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Co. is designating Akron Public Schools as a ‘Next Generation Learning Community’ and will financially help with the college and career academies in the districts' high schools. At the same time Kent State University announced a new partnership with the academies. 

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KYLE MONLINELLI / WKSU

The 47th commemoration of the Kent State shootings took place today, with an eye toward how the school will honor the shootings on their 50th anniversary.

“On April 30th, President Richard Nixon announced on national television that a massive American-South Vietnamese troop offensive into Cambodia was in progress.”

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Cleveland International Film Festival is helping to launch Kent State’s new Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality with a series of LGBTQ-related films.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY LIQUID CRYSTAL INSTITUTE

Kent State University and Cleveland State University are sharing a $400,000 grant to help commercialize research with real world benefits.

The funding comes from $10 million in grants from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, which tries to give a boost to the state’s economy through startups and technology companies.

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TWITTER

The Anti-Defamation League says white supremacists have begun college recruiting drives – including at schools in Ohio.

The drives include posters and fliers with racist messages. The Anti-Defamation League has recorded more than 100 incidents this school year alone, with six of them at Ohio schools including Kent State and Ohio State.

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