Definition of Kent State University from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Kent State University

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(also informal Kent State)
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a US university in the town of Kent, Ohio. It is mainly remembered for an incident there on 4 May 1970, when four students were shot and killed and nine wounded by members of the Ohio National Guard as they protested against the Vietnam War. As a result many people turned against the Nixon government and the Vietnam war