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Amoaba Gooden, who has a doctorate in African-American Studies from Temple University, was recently appointed Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Kent State. KentWired sat down with her to talk about her new position and plans for the future. 

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Steven Schrum sat in his room in Reisterstown, Maryland, surrounded by miniature model professional stadiums, tinkering with his Madden 2001 lineup. With a PlayStation controller in hand, Schrum served as the architect of his favorite team — the St. Louis Rams. 

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On Wednesday, May 6, Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, sent an email to Kent State faculty and staff regarding budget planning for fiscal year 2021 to counter the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and evaluate the university’s financial future. 

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(CNN) -- Every year, every story about Cinco de Mayo is required to point out that no, this is not Mexico's Independence Day (that's September 16).

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As Kent State University works to remember May 4 and the lives lost, Students of a Democratic Society [SDS] works toward not only remembering what happened 50 years ago, but the student activism that was present at the time.

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The coronavirus pandemic caused Kent State and universities alike to switch their face-to-face classes to an online format, which would not have been possible without the likes of Jay Frye and the IT department at Kent State.

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After the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State students were ordered to leave campus. They were told to gather as many of their belongings as possible and quickly evacuate. They left in droves - catching the next bus out, carpooling or even hitchhiking on the highway.

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With the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures in place, in-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed as schools across the country wait for further instruction or develop a way to celebrate graduation safely. While they still hope to have an in-person ceremony when it…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record.

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TV2 anchor Chris Abreu delivers your Wednesday's top headlines, including Ohio primary election results and changes to facemask requirements.

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TV2 anchor Connor Steffen delivers your Tuesday's top stories, including precautions being taken by the City of Kent and a report from Nadine Battah on Ohio's primary election.

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Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced Monday that the university will make a 20% cut to its budget for the 2021 fiscal year that will include salary reductions for staff, along with layoffs and job abolishments.

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With COVID-19 cases on the rise, people are working to protect themselves from the virus. From wearing face masks to social distancing, stopping the spread of this virus is on everyone’s mind. But false information could be causing people to worry for no reason, like the idea that you can ge…

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The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, or ROTC, is a college program for pre-commissioned officer training and education that students are able to join. Being in this program, they are able to prepare to be officers in the Army when they graduate, but before that, they can choose whether…

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TV2 anchor Gianna DaPra delivers your top headlines this Wednesday, including 2 COVID-19 deaths at a local nursing home and a new stimulus package approved by the Senate.

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Kent’s Haymaker Market is growing in popularity as the weeks of social distancing roll on. Due to the pandemic, it is no longer the typical indoor/outdoor market. However, customers are encouraged to continue to shop locally with the new Haymaker Market drive-thru located on Franklin Ave. be…

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(CNN) -- More than 97% of the U.S. population is under a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life as we know it. But worries for the economy -- and people's mental health -- are raising the question: When will things go back to normal?

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Companies with thousands of employees, past penalties from government investigations and risks of financial failure even before the coronavirus walloped the economy were among those receiving millions of dollars from a relief fund that Congress created to help small businesses through the cr…

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(CNN) -- A gunman has killed at least 10 people in Novia Scotia, including at least one Mountie, in a shooting rampage before he was taken into custody after a manhunt, according to a Canadian law enforcement official.

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Three weeks ago a hairdresser walked into her friend’s office and said “let’s make masks,” and since then three women have made over 400 masks. 

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As schools and businesses close down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kent State has announced through an email to students, faculty and staff that the May 4 50th commemoration will be entirely virtual. 

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TV2 anchor Jacob Gajda delivers your Friday's top headlines, including new plans for the May 4 50th Commemoration and President Trump's plans to reopen the country.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a source of uncertainty for Kent State, construction of the Design Innovation [DI] Hub is still underway and scheduled to be ready for use for the fall 2020 semester just as originally planned. 

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TV2 Anchor Connor Steffen delivers Wednesday's top stories, including progress on the stimulus relief checks and another potential stimulus check backed by an Ohio representative.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three weeks into Ohio's stay-at-home order, Gov. Mike DeWine is facing increasing pressure to restart some nonessential work around the state, especially in areas with few confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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With COVID-19 canceling important fundraising events, retreats, morning training, marches and in-person training, ROTC members take a hard hit with the difficult changes they have to deal with. 

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(CNN) -- Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, in a video message in which he explains why he believes his former running mate is the candidate needed at this moment of crisis in America.

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Kent State has cancelled all on-campus activities, events, summer camps and conferences sponsored by the university due to ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. This also includes events sponsored by community members who use Kent campus to host.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus has killed its first Ohio prison inmate, Gov. Mike DeWine said as the number of infections in state prisons topped 260 according to data issued Monday afternoon.

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Imagine a world where you live in Cleveland and work every day at your office in Chicago. Hard to believe, but the Hyperloop Consortium that Kent State joined strives to make this the new method of travel.

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(CNN) -- OPEC and Russia reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening for a global cut in oil production by 10 million barrels a day for May and June, the deepest cut ever agreed to by the world's oil producers, a senior OPEC source told CNN.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 700,000 people in Ohio filed for unemployment in the last three weeks as the coronavirus pandemic continues to shake the economy, almost double the claims filed last year, according to the state.

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TV2 Sports reporter Jack Berney gives you a rundown on what is happening in the world of sports including Kent State's non conference basketball schedule, and updates on the NFL Draft and MLB season.

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Anchor Gianna DaPra delivers your top stories, including damage severe storms left across the region and Bernie Sanders's decision to drop from the 2020 democratic presidential race.

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Anchor Erin Simonek delivers your top stories, including changes to Ohio prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how to protect yourself from scams.

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During this pandemic, many people are worried about their own safety by keeping safe distances, washing hands and covering sneezes. It is also important to think about the safety of others, especially those who are deemed essential during this time like doctors, nurses and first responders.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, less than half had been allocated, despite a desperate need across the country.

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Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority, a central part of transportation in Kent, spoke out about its efforts to ensure the health and safety of its passengers amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state reported more than 1,400 coronavirus cases including 25 deaths, while Gov. Mike DeWine presented manufacturers with a top 10 list of desperately needed medical equipment to be produced. A look at virus-related developments in Ohio on Saturday:

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(CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Friday approved the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week, overcoming last-minute drama by using an unusual procedural move to thwart a demand by a conservative Republican to force members to vote in person.