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Provost Walks out on Students

Provost Walks out on Students

As a follow up to the protests held at the April 13 Faculty-Senate meeting, students from a number of organizations organized a student forum to discuss their concerns of racism, acceptance, and a general feeling of being uncomfortable as Kent State students of color. [bbrvideo]BBR_SPARKMAN_S8_VOICE[/bbrvideo] Kent State University Provost Todd Diacon was greeted by more than just cold weather last Wednesday. He was also greeted by a distraught outcry from the many students of color who showed up to the…

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Do Courses Translate to Real Jobs?

Do Courses Translate to Real Jobs?

Anchor Intro: College Seniors fear that their course of study will not translate to real jobs. Two Kent State students express their stress of graduating and feeling as if they are not ready for the real world. Reporter Ty Sugick has more. [bbrvideo]BBR_Sugick_S7_Seniors[/bbrvideo]   Graduation is right around the corner, which usually is a happy and joyous time of year. But for those on the cusp of graduating it may be the most stressful. They have to fight off the…

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Campus Workers Seek Fair Wages

Campus Workers Seek Fair Wages

Anchor Intro: Could there be a strike looming? Campus workers are seeking higher wages in order to support themselves, Reporter Ty Sugick has the story. [bbrvideo]BBR_Sugick_S6_Wages[/bbrvideo] Even before the retirement of former Kent State University President, Lester Lefton campus workers have been fighting to raise their earning wages from minimum wage to a living wage. After being put off for a year and a new president coming into office. Contract Negotiations resumed in fall of 2014, but has gone almost…

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Fraternity Seeks Charter

Fraternity Seeks Charter

Anchor intro: Sigma Alpha Epsilon once was banned from campus made its way back to Kent State University in 2012. They are now looking to become nationally chartered, reporter Ty Sugick has more. [bbrvideo]BBR_Sugick_S5_charter[/bbrvideo] The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has spent the last few years rebuilding after being ousted from Kent State’s campus in the 2009 school year. The fraternity, made its way back to campus in fall of 2012, led by former chapter President Vince Dangerfield. Now under the…

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Technology Takes over Classroom

Technology Takes over Classroom

Anchor Lead: With 2014 fast in our rear-view mirrors, the turn to new forms of technology in our everyday lives is rapidly advancing. One classroom in particular is taking this approach head on. Reporter Jake Young has the story.[bbrvideo]BBR_S5_Young_AT&T[/bbrvideo]   Mrs. Delorenzo’s class is currently in week one of a six week program. Located 10 minutes away from Kent State University in Stow, Echo Hills Elementary school is getting a unique classroom experience. Opening in 1998, the AT&T classroom has drawn…

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Students Learn Costa Rican Culture

Students Learn Costa Rican Culture

[bbrvideo]BBR_STEBELTON_S3_STUDENTS[/bbrvideo] ANCHOR INTRO: Culture could be the key to success for many international students. Lauren Stebelton tells us more. NAT SOUND: Students speaking to each other in Spanish. REPORTER OBJECTIVE TRACK: With more than two thousand international students on campus, it could be hard to stand out, but some are willing to take the chance. This is a Cultural Café, a way students of other nationalities can present to the Kent State community information, heritage and traditional objects important to…

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Students in Departments Decisions

Students in Departments Decisions

Anchor Intro: Black or Pan-African Studies programs across the country share many of the same core values. What are those values and what makes Kent Sates so unique? Reporter Savanna McCarthy has the answer.   [bbrvideo]BBR_McCarthy_S2_Ritchie2[/bbrvideo]   The Pan African Studies Department of Kent State University is unique in many ways. One in particular being that its one of the only Pan African Studies programs in the US that has it own building, Oscar Ritchie Hall. Why you ask? Students…

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TeleProductions Training Sessions

TeleProductions Training Sessions

[bbrvideo]Dillon_BBR_S2_Tele[/bbrvideo] Anchor Lead: TeleProduction’s training sessions are used to help students gain knowledge for aspiring professional’s in the field here is Jamie Dillon with the story. Reporter Mark Warzinski, Production Manager at Kent State’s Teleproductions has been there for sixteen years and holds training sessions from 2-5 to get the students hands on experience in the field. Warzinski said the training sessions have been going on back to when he was at Kent State. Interview: “Yeah the training sessions at…

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