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Students, staff discuss impact of Flu this season

Annalexis Davis, TV2 Reporter February 22, 2024

Sickness is going around on campus, and The Ohio Department of Health agrees. The Ohio Department of Health shared in a live stream that flu season cases are rising this February despite an average...

Rare case of human plague identified in Oregon, likely spread by pet cat, health officials say

Jacqueline Howard, Mira Cheng, CNN February 13, 2024

CNN -- A person in Deschutes County, Oregon, has been diagnosed with a case of bubonic plague, making them the state’s first confirmed case of this rare bacterial infection...

No Marburg cases have been reported in the US, and the CDC says the risk remains low.
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CDC warns doctors to watch for Marburg virus amid outbreaks in two African nations

Jen Christensen, CNN April 7, 2023

CNN– The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory Thursday about the Marburg virus outbreak in Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania. Marburg is a rare but highly fatal viral...

Mold lines the slats of a heating and cooling vent in Kent States Manchester Hall. Students reported mold in at least four resident halls on campus.

Students report mold in at least 4 residence halls

Anthony Scilla and Cassidy Grentz, Reporter September 22, 2022

Kent State students from four residence halls connected to Eastway dining hall have reported concerns about mold growing in their rooms.  The reports come from residents in Allyn, Fletcher, Clark and...

Kent State eliminates mask requirement regardless of CDC community level, adjusts quarantine policy

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2022

Kent State will no longer require masks and face coverings to be worn on its campuses and locations, regardless of the CDC’s community level for COVID-19.  The university announced the adjusted policy...

Effective April 19, masks are not required on PARTA buses.

“No Mask, No Problem” says PARTA bus company

Joshua Bailey, Reporter April 26, 2022

Face coverings are no longer required for riders or bus drivers on Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority buses or at its transit center in downtown Kent, following a federal court ruling Monday. U.S....

Top 7 Kent State workouts

Madison Goerl, Reporter April 21, 2022

Exercise rates have continued to drop even after a 2018 study that found only 23% of adults in the U.S. meet physical activity guidelines. With a rise in nationwide obesity rates, the U.S. faces a greater...

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...

Silver fork in a mixed vegetable salad seasoned with olive oils.

Two dead from Listeria outbreak linked to Dole packaged salads, CDC says

Amanda Sealy CNN February 4, 2022

(CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to Dole packaged salads that has resulted in two deaths.The outbreak has also sickened 17 people...

Kent State COVID-19 vaccine exemptions as of Oct. 29. 2021. 

Kent State’s COVID-19 plan for the 2022 spring semester

Haley Kisling Reporter December 6, 2021

Kent State is planning for a full array of in-person classes where faculty can meet with students, testing for unvaccinated individuals will take place and people will have to still wear masks inside. “Those...

Crawford Building

Crawford Building

Courtesy of Kent State University October 22, 2021

A rendering of Crawford Hall, what will be the new building for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the College of Business Administration. The Kent State...

President Todd Diacon sent an email press release requiring vaccinations for student, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses. 

Kent State announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement, plans for December deadline

Emma Andrus Reporter August 27, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses will be phased in over the fall semester, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday.“As the delta...

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