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Casey Kasem and the Death of American Mass Culture

Will Bunch | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

His show arrived right at the moment when it seemed like America was coming apart, culturally, spiritually, and politically -- and promised us, in a tone that was relentlessly upbeat yet somehow never smarmy, that we actually could be one nation under a groove, that for three or four hours we could share a common bond.

LSU Fraternity Apologizes For Offensive Sign Referencing Kent State Shootings

Business Insider | Posted 09.16.2013 | College

A Louisiana State University fraternity has issued an apology after hanging an offensive sign before the school's football game against Kent State thi...

O Little Town of Washington

Michael Winship | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

As was said of Philadelphia's founding Quakers, many may have come to Washington to do good but did well. Very well indeed. Yet with many of them, Leibovich claims, it comes "with a desperation that, to me, is the most compelling part of the Washington story, whether now or before: it is a spinning stew of human need."

UN to Review Whether the FBI Killed the Kids at Kent State

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.06.2013 | Crime
Pat LaMarche

Time will tell what will come of Laurel's struggle to get justice for her sister and the other victims. And justice for Laurel means that the government will one day acknowledge the truth.

Fusion: Kent State University's Magazine For LGBT Students

Jennifer Tyrrell | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Jennifer Tyrrell

This magazine challenges the boundaries set by our predominately heterosexual and cisgender society. It's brazen, and it's brilliant! I would encourage every college campus worldwide to follow Kent State's lead and begin its own Fusion-style magazine.

Night Of Sky-Gazing Turns Deadly

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

Adrienne Ryba wanted to see the city lights and a meteor shower, her mother told the Akron Beacon-Journal, but seeking a better view cost the 19-year-...

GoDaddy.com Bowl Is Set

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — No. 25 Kent State will meet Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl in the first bowl appearance in 40 years for the Golden Flash...

Coach Offers A Good Reason To Skip Class

Posted 11.14.2012 | College

As if you needed another reason to skip classes, Kent State University students, men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff said he'd email your professor, ...

Bill Moyers, Prince Sihanouk (and Me)

Michael Winship | Posted 12.25.2012 | World
Michael Winship

On a Monday morning in January 1979, my boss Jerry Toobin, the news and public affairs director at WNET, New York City's public TV station, walked into our work area and said to me and my fellow cubicle mates, "Bill Moyers would like to talk with Prince Sihanouk. Anybody got an idea how to find him?"

Kent State University To Open Visitors Center On 1970 Shootings

lancastereaglegazette.com | Posted 12.22.2012 | College

KENT -- A visitor center depicting the 1970 Kent State University shootings that killed four students and describing the social and cultural backdrop ...

Barry Commoner, Social Revolutionary Dressed in Environmentalist's Clothing

David Ropeik | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

Commoner's passing reminds me that now I'm old, and the simplistic right and wrong/good and bad of my earlier environmentalist innocence has yielded to the crazy plaid complications of many issues.

HUGE Upset At College World Series

AP | ERIC OLSON | Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- The curse of the No. 1 seed continued at the College World Series. Florida is out after a 5-4 loss to Kent State in a game in which the...

May 4, 1970: National Guardsmen Kill Four Students At Kent State, 'The Most Popular Murders Ever Committed in America'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Kent State is America's Tiananmen Square. The photo of a young girl kneeling over the body of a dead student is etched on our collective retinas. But all these years later, it is still hard to comprehend. There is no resolution of this tragedy.

WATCH: SWAT Team Breaks Up Massive College Party With Teargas

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.24.2012 | College

Have you ever attended a party so wild a SWAT team had to break it up? On April 21, 33 people were arrested after an annual block party to celebra...

Justice Department Responds To Victim Of 1970 Shootings

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Justice Department, citing "insurmountable legal and evidentiary barriers," won't reopen its investigation into the deadly ...

No. 2 Alabama Downs Kent State

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 11.03.2011 | Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama put some smiles back on the faces of the people of Tuscaloosa and gave a city rebuilding from a devastating tornado a...

Duke Ellington's Lost 1957 Performance At Kent State

Kent, OH Patch | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

One of the great stories of Kent, OH is in fact a long series of tales spanning three different centuries dealing with the great icons and musicians w...

Three Printers Refuse LGBT Student Publication, Citing F-Word, Images of Cross-Dressing

| David Spett | Posted 06.27.2011 | College

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of Fusion, a Campus Progress-sponsored LGBT magazine at Kent State University, cit...

Want A Job In Academic Administration? Don't Quote Marx

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"In the university, the higher up the hierarchical structure, the more one has decision-making power and the further one is from the actual 'work' (di...

When Campuses Were Alive With Activism: Remembering Kent State

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Today I was at work on a blog about political cartoonist Thomas Nast when my 21-year-old daughter sent me a link to a story she wrote after interviewi...

Kent State Library Reduces Book Collection By 50%

kentwired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The average book in an academic research library is only checked out once every 50 years. That is why Library Dean James Bracken is looking to redu...

Kent State: "They Can't Kill Us All"

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Tuesday marked 40 years since the Kent State Massacre. It was one of the most important moments in American history. It was also one of the saddest moments in American history: our soldiers killing our children.

Forty Years of Fear: Kent State in Retrospect

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Some sociologists now believe that Kent State may have triggered the next forty years of fear-based politics in the United States and catalyzed the growth of radical fundamentalism within Christianity.

Kent State Graduates Get Their Commencement, 40 Years After Shootings

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

CINCINNATI — Forty years later, Gary Lownsdale is still haunted by what he felt and what he saw in the last days of his senior year. Shock and ...

Kent State Creates Walking Tour Of 1970 Shootings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University has created a walking tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Ohio National Guard shootings that kill...