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Kent State University

Kent State University, mainly at Kent, Ohio; coeducational; founded 1910 as a normal school, became Kent State College in 1929, gained university status in 1935. The university's academic programs and research facilities include the Center for Applied Conflict Management, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and the Glenn H. Brown Liquid Crystal Insitute as well as an urban design center in and a podiatric medical college near Cleveland. Seven regional campuses of the university offer associate degrees. In May, 1970, national attention was focused on the Kent State campus when four students were killed by Ohio National Guardsmen during an anti–Vietnam War protest.

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