Kent State history series

During my last semester as an enterprise reporter for the Daily Kent Stater, I wrote a 12-week series on the history of the university in light of its 2010 centennial. I was a KSU history nut before, but this series solidified my obsession.

Each week I talked with authors of two Kent State history books; The Years of Youth by Phillip Shriver and A Most Noble Enterprise by William H. Hildebrand. I also worked with members of the Kent Historical Society, the university library, the Alumni Association and countless KSU grads.

Below are links to each of those stories with the PDF versions of each as they appeared in our paper.

‘Kent, Home of Hump and Hustle’
Jan. 21, 2010

‘Hearts, guts and gusto’
Jan. 27, 2010

‘Fraught with adventure’
Feb. 3, 2010

‘The Reign of Terror’
Feb. 10, 2010

The Great Depression hits Kent State
Feb. 17, 2010

A bombing and a revolution
Feb. 24, 2010

‘The Golden Years’
March 3, 2010

Baby boomers stir things up
March 10, 2010

Kent moves ahead after May 4, 1970
March 17, 2010

New president restores the university
April 14, 2010

‘A walking around president’
April 20, 2010

‘Queen Carol’
April 28, 2010

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