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Union President Deb Smith responds to Senate Bill 83

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter April 16, 2023

Senate Bill 83 may cause university faculty to leave the state for employment in addition to banning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and striking for university employees, said Deb Smith,...

Ohio Senate Bill 83 seeks to curtail university diversity efforts and ban university employees from striking

Addison Foreman, Reporter March 25, 2023

Ohio Senate Bill 83, also known as the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, seeks to ban required diversity training in public universities, have universities take a more neutral stance on social issues...

AAUP-KSU votes yes on agreements with university for faculty vaccine requirements

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor September 27, 2021

The Kent State chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) overwhelmingly voted yes on two memoranda of understanding (MOU) on implementing a requirement that all faculty either...

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...

Two Instagram posts by Kent State School of Music Professor Jesse Leyva retaliated against Molly Ross, a student, according to the universitys Office of Compliance, Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Ross was friends with a student who filed a sexual harassment complaint against Leyva.  

Music professor separates from university over retaliatory Instagram posts, violating rules of his suspension

Hannah Hooper saw Jesse Leyva as a role model. He seemed confident, professional and was her music professor for six semesters. When Kent State investigated student complaints of sexual harassment and...

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...

What you missed

Abigail Miller August 25, 2019

Todd's First DayTodd Diacon replaced President Beverly Warren as the 13th President of Kent State on July 1. On his first day as president, Diacon ate breakfast with Kent community leaders, attended meetings...

From left: Charlene Reed, Stephen Colecchi and Lawrence Pollock of the Board of Trustees meet with President Beverley Warren on Jan. 20, 2016. The board ratified the new collective bargaining agreement for tenured and tenure-track professors.

Board of Trustees ratifies new agreement

Karl Schneider January 20, 2016

Kent State’s Board of Trustees ratified the new collective bargaining agreement for full-time tenure track faculty on Wednesday. The ratification came after a special board meeting was called following...

AAUP-KSU releases fact-finder’s report

Karl Schneider January 19, 2016

The American Association of University Professors at Kent State (AAUP-KSU) sent the details of a fact-finding report on Tuesday in an email to its members. The report outlines the mediation between Kent...

If we want Kent State to be the best university it can be, we need to invest in the faculty, Patrick Coy, an applied conflict management professor of 2O years, said. All administrators know that in their heart.

What you need to know about a potential professors’ strike

Matthew Merchant November 22, 2015

Last Thursday, members of the tenured faculty picketed outside the KIVA during president Beverly Warren’s State of the University Address. Multiple signs read, “A Fair Contract Now!” and “Value...

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...

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