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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Higher education bill would prohibit Ohio staff and employees from striking

MEGAN HENRY, Ohio Capital Journal March 20, 2023

OHIO CAPITAL JOURNAL– Senate Bill 83 is drawing harsh criticism from labor unions, who worry this could turn educators away from Ohio A massive higher education bill that would prohibit university staff...

AAUP-KSU reaches tentative agreements with university for faculty vaccine requirements

Emma Andrus Reporter September 18, 2021

Leaders of Kent State’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the faculty union, reached separate tentative agreements with Kent State on language for two memoranda of...

A portrait of a pensive Emily Dickinson hung on the wall of Winebrenner’s office. Winebrenner was preparing to teach a seminar on Emily Dickinson in Spring 2021. 

Kent State community mourns Kim Winebrenner, English professor who put ‘students first’

Lyndsey Brennan Reporter January 23, 2021

Editor’s note: Kent State English professor Kimberly Winebrenner, 57, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 3, 2020, at Akron General Cleveland Clinic. The following is an appreciation of her life.Satterfield...

Board of Trustees approves voluntary separation agreement

On Wednesday, May 6, Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, sent an email to Kent State faculty and staff regarding budget planning for fiscal year 2021 to counter the financial...

Faculty union, administration select fact-finder for contract negotiations

Lauren Sasala February 7, 2019

The faculty union and Kent State administration have chosen a fact-finder to try and reach an agreement over contract negotiations.In an email sent to members of the Kent chapter for the American Association...


Kent, Akron faculty union supports Wright State at picketing event

Lauren Sasala February 5, 2019

Wright State Solidarity Picketing Event in Akron from on Vimeo.Faculty union members from Kent State and the University of Akron gathered on Akron’s campus Tuesday in support of the ongoing...

Faculty Senate chair Deb Smith speaks during the first meeting of the semester on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Faculty union declares impasse in negotiations

Rachel Hale October 29, 2018

The faculty union declared an impasse with the Kent State administration regarding contract negotiations.The Kent chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the university...

Political science professor Patrick Coy protests outside the KIVA during the State of the University Address on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Coy said, In order for Kent State to continue to become a great university, we must invest in our teachers. Every administrator knows that in their heart. 

Kent State professors picket to raise awareness of contract concerns

Matthew Merchant November 19, 2015

Members of Kent State’s tenured faculty picketed outside the KIVA on Thursday to voice their concerns about the university and President Beverly Warren.As Warren delivered her State of the University...

Keeping up with the AAUP negotiations

Megan Hermensky October 4, 2015

Kent State tenure track faculty negotiations remain unresolved on Sept. 2, prompting federal mediation services to be requested by Kent State and its chapter of the American Association of University Professors.According...

Petition for no-confidence vote against provost introduced at Faculty Senate

Emily Mills May 12, 2015

A Kent State professor introduced a petition at Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting calling for a vote of no confidence against Provost Todd Diacon.The petition was created in response to Diacon’s vote...

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