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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Board of Trustees approves 4.6% tuition increase for fall 2022 cohort

Alexandra Golden, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

The Kent State Board of Trustees approved a 4.6% tuition increase for the fall 2022 cohort of in-state, incoming freshmen at its Wednesday meeting. The meeting was held at Berkshire Local Schools in Burton,...

Masks in classrooms will be lifted after the spring semester

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 14, 2022

Masks will no longer be required in classrooms starting May 19.   The announcement came in an email addressed to Kent State students, faculty and staff from Manfred van Dulmen, senior associate...

Pamela Grimm announces her retirement at Faculty Senate

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 12, 2022

Kent State’s Faculty Senate Chair Pamela Grimm announced her retirement during the April 11 meeting.   “Pam was very good at presenting a multitude of faculty concerns because there were...

Blackbear no longer attending FlashFest following COVID exposure

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 12, 2022

Blackbear will not be performing because someone on his team tested positive for COVID-19, according to an Instagram post from Kent State Undergraduate Student Government.   The outdoor portion...

Manfred van Dulmen promoted to new role within the university

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 5, 2022

Manfred van Dulmen was promoted to senior associate provost and dean of graduate studies on April 1, 2022, Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley announced in an email. Van Dulmen served...

University provides guidance for students experiencing issues with GPS degree audit function

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 18, 2022

The university registrar is working to correct the complication with the Graduate Planning System’s degree audit function, according to an email sent to students Thursday. The degree audit combines...

Board of Trustees name seven university spaces

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 9, 2022

The Kent State Board of Trustees approved the naming of seven university spaces during Tuesday’s meeting. The names were presented by trustee Virginia Addicott.   The first name change will...

Kent State University launches new scholarship match portal  

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 7, 2022

Kent State University launched ScholarshipUniverse, a search portal with more than 240 Kent State scholarships and 6,000 external scholarships, according to a Monday Flashline announcement.  Students...

University relaxes mask mandate, with masks still required in classrooms and select campus locations

Alexandra Golden and Zaria Johnson March 3, 2022

Effective immediately, masks are still required on Kent State’s campuses during scheduled classes, labs and studios. Masks will also be required at DeWeese Health Center, on PARTA buses and in the...

Natural gas leak shuts down White and Moulton halls

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor March 3, 2022

Editor's Note: The following story was updated to reflect recent developments in the gas leaks in White and Moulton Halls as of Friday, March 4, 2022. Public safety departments and the gas company assessed...

Mandy Munro-Stasiuk is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. 

Finalists selected for dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor February 10, 2022

Kent State announced its final candidates for the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in an email from the Office of the Provost.The candidates include Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, the interim dean of the...

Snow trouble, no shovel

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2022

Of all the things on our lists of essential supplies for our first apartments -- a vacuum cleaner, oven mitts, toilet paper -- a shovel was not one of them.One of us never shoveled anything in her life,...

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