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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State President Todd Diacon

President Todd Diacon announces financial summary for upcoming fiscal year as enrollment trends downward

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Kent State’s enrollment continues to be a key factor in determining the university’s financial stability, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday to members of the Kent State community. Diacon...

Patriot Guard rider and U.S. Navy veteran Ron Connally, center, of Oak Harbor, holds a flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Evergreen-Rotary Park in Bremerton, Wash. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall)

How to help, volunteer and honor 9/11 victims through public service

(CNN) -- Twenty years ago, terrorists seized control of four airliners, killed 2,977 people and shook the national conscience of the United States. But the attacks of 9/11 also aroused a sense of patriotism,...

Kent State will receive funding previously halted due to forced pandemic cuts.

Kent State resumes collecting state funds after forced pandemic cuts

Ian Jameson Reporter February 6, 2021

Kent State will receive state funding previously halted in May due to forced pandemic cuts. Kent State hopes introducing state money will allow for better management of pandemic expenses and for lost revenue. “The...


Savannah Monks October 31, 2020

(From left to right) Senior English major Kianna Jackson, senior political science major Brooke Strausbaugh, senior biology major Karly Fahey and senior history major Trinitty Taylor stand together for...

Defense and offensive lines getting set up before the start of a play at the fall scrimmage before the start of the season on Aug. 19 2019.

Kent State football prepares for a unique season

Owen MacMillan Sports editor October 6, 2020

Kent State football is set to play on Wednesday, Nov. 4 for the first time since the Flashes’ bowl game win last winter.All fall sports had been postponed to the spring, but a vote by the Mid-American...

President Diacon notifies university staff members of partial restoration of salaries

Kent State President Todd Diacon announced in an email Thursday morning that the university is restoring some pay cuts for employees initiated in July. While the university made significant cuts to its...

Audrey Seifert with her dogs Koko and Bruno. Courtesy of Audrey Seifert. 

Finding the right apartment for your pets

Megan Becker Reporter September 20, 2020

Many apartments near Kent State are pet friendly and allow students to bring their pets for a monthly fee. The majority of the apartments listed on the Kent State website allow pets, with the exception...

Finance and Administration committee proposes issues for fiscal year 2020-2021

On Thursday, the Kent State Finance and Administration committee met via Zoom to discuss financial plans for the 2020 to 2021 fiscal year, which begins July 1. In this meeting, trustees proposed issues...

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...

KentWired staff interviews President Diacon, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020.

Diacon discusses university finances, outlook amid coronavirus pandemic

KentWired Staff April 16, 2020

Editor’s note: This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. KW: To get started with talking about finances, looking forward after COVID-19 or as it continues to progress, what’s the type...

Better budgeting: College students make use of financial apps

Francesca Barrett January 25, 2018

With the iPhone App Store flooded with thousands of finance apps to help budget incomes and expenses, it can be hard to know which apps are worth time and money. Kent State University students share some...

Ciana Turner, a senior hospitality major, flips a piece of chicken during the “dining on a budget” event in Nixson Hall Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week begins with budget-friendly eating

Alex Tinline November 15, 2017

As part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the College of Education, Health and Human Services put on their first-ever "Healthy Eating on a Budget" event Tuesday.Hunger and Homelessness Awareness...

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