April 1, 1986 |
Kent State football coach Dick Scesniak collapsed today while exercising at the university and was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Scesniak, 45, was head football coach at the Mid-American Conference school for three seasons, and his teams posted an 8-25 record in that span.
September 9, 1999 |
Memorials were dedicated Wednesday in a Kent State University parking lot where four Vietnam War protesters were killed by National Guardsmen in 1970, an event that infuriated members of the antiwar movement. "This milestone commemoration will be and should be cause for people around the world to inquire, to learn, to reflect, to wonder why the world is still plagued by hate, intolerance and violence," university President Carol A. Cartwright said.
September 12, 2003 |
Independent filmmaker Jay Craven's "The Year That Trembled" is an ambitious coming-of-age story set amid the turmoil that beset rural Ohio communities in the wake of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University, where 28 National Guardsmen fired some 80 rounds of live ammunition at student demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine. Antiwar sentiments were running high as the Vietnam War had spread to Cambodia the previous month.
October 12, 1990 |
Robert L. White, who was president of Kent State University when National Guardsmen shot to death four students and wounded nine during a protest against the Vietnam War, has died. He was 81. White died Wednesday in Ravenna. His career at the university spanned 44 years. White was president of the school from 1963 to 1971. He retired in 1975. During an anti-war protest on May 4, 1970, Guardsmen called in by Mayor Leroy Satrom opened fire on demonstrators.
May 5, 2000 |
As thousands of people watched, a bell tolled on the Kent State University campus Thursday at 12:24 p.m., marking the exact moment National Guardsmen opened fire 30 years ago on antiwar protesters. The Victory Bell sounded 15 times: once each for the four students killed and nine wounded at Kent State and once each for two students killed at Jackson State University in Mississippi 10 days later. The shootings on May 4, 1970, stunned the nation and galvanized the antiwar movement.
January 20, 1988
Two months after he resigned under pressure from his coaching job at North Carolina, Dick Crum was named Tuesday as head football coach at Kent State. Before he went to North Carolina, where he had a 72-41-3 record, Crum coached Kent State rival Miami of Ohio to a 34-10-1 record between 1974 and 1977. In 1974, Miami was ranked 10th nationally, the highest finish ever by a Mid-American Conference team.