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Students use Rate my Professors to help schedule classes

Chelsea Graff August 27, 2015

When frantically scheduling for next semester’s classes at 12:01 a.m. as hundreds of other students try to get into a class with 20 open seats, it can be difficult to decide which professor will provide...

Kent State holds meeting to determine university airport’s future

Chelsea Graff July 29, 2015

Kent State held a final meeting Tuesday to present drafts for a new master plan for the Kent State University Airport and receive feedback from community members.The meeting opened with a review of the...

Construction of the Manchester/Fletcher parking lot on July 17, 2015.

Parking Services prepares lots for fall

Chelsea Graff July 27, 2015

Kent State’s Parking Services is adding parking spaces and updating lots to prepare for the upcoming fall semester.Parking Services Manager Larry Emling said 50 spaces have been added behind the Student...

Future commencement ceremonies could take place outside

Chelsea Graff July 22, 2015

Kent State is considering having future commencement ceremonies outdoors at Dix Stadium.Lashonda Taylor, director of university ceremonies, events and special programs, said her office is currently in...

Construction closes South Lincoln Street until August 7

Chelsea Graff July 21, 2015

South Lincoln Street is closed for construction Monday between Main Street and Summit Street. It is expected to reopen Friday, Aug. 7.The road is being closed for the construction of underground utilities,...

Two-year Summit Street project will transform one-mile stretch bordering campus

Chelsea Graff July 14, 2015

Construction has begun on a two-year project to improve safety and traffic conditions on Summit Street.According to the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study, Summit Street is the most dangerous...

Police department changes budget plans for new station

Chelsea Graff July 9, 2015

Budget plans for the new police station have increased to reach the requirements needed for an updated facility.  The initial budget for the new police station was $10.5 million dollars and it was raised...

City Hall torn down to make way for student housing

Chelsea Graff July 2, 2015

Kent’s City Hall and City Hall Annex, which housed city offices and a business incubator, were torn down June 17 to make way for a new 340-unit apartment complex.“It was kind of sad,” said Kent Mayor...

Photo courtesy of Dan Smith Community Park website

Construction set to begin in July on downtown memorial park

Chelsea Graff June 30, 2015

A small park will be built between Bricco’s and Bar 145 in downtown Kent to honor late economic development director Dan Smith, who was instrumental in the transformation and revitalization of the city’s...

Balcony repairs began at Kent State Student Center

Chelsea Graff June 23, 2015

Workers began masonry repairs on the third-floor balcony of the Student Center overlooking Risman Plaza last week after the brick parapet wall was deemed unsafe.“The wall was not built properly to begin...

The Kent State Ceramics Studio was torn down so all of the arts programs can be housed under one roof in the Center for Visuals Arts, which will be completed in spring 2016.

Ceramics building torn down to move arts programs under one roof

Chelsea Graff June 18, 2015

The Kent State Ceramics Studio was torn down earlier this week, which will move the ceramics program into the Center for the Visual Arts.The center, which is currently under construction, will bring all...

Construction near Center for the Performing Arts will move sidewalk back from road

Chelsea Graff June 17, 2015

Sidewalk renovations and maintenance updates began last week outside the Center for the Performing Arts.University Architect Michael Bruder said workers are moving the sidewalk farther back from the road...

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