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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State removes weekly COVID-19 testing requirement for unvaccinated individuals

Zaria Johnson, Editor-in-chief March 15, 2022

Kent State University will no longer require weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff according to a Thursday email press release from Chief University Physician Lisa Dannemiller...

Maria Lyttle (left) and boyfriend Canon Lamb (right, another member of her spring break group) on vacation last year.

A look into Kent State students’ plans for spring break

Jessica Ames and Madisyn Woodring Reporters April 8, 2021

Visions of tall palm trees, white sand beaches and clear blue skies fill the mind of senior business management major Maria Lyttle as she dreams about what her spring break will entail this year. “I...

CARES Act data

How Kent State spent CARES Act funding: technology and COVID-19 protections

Emma Andrus Reporter March 24, 2021

When Kent State received $19 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in 2020, at least half of that money was distributed to aid students through the...

Amanda Fowler does not mind a longer wait time if this means more accurate results.

KSU switches to molecular COVID-19 testing

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 5, 2021

Kent State switched over to a rapid molecular COVID-19 test Feb. 22, replacing the previously used rapid antigen testing. Molecular testing eliminates false positives and “removes the need for PCR test...

Kent State announces plans for fall 2021 semester

Elias Shingleton Digital Content Producer February 25, 2021

Kent State announced it will conduct more in-person classes and activities in the fall 2021 semester amid continuing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.According to a letter from the Office...

Off-campus housing, such as Province pictured here, becomes popular for students to safeguard themselves against COVID-19. Many students requested single living spaces near the university to continue their remote learning environment.

Students living off-campus increases for spring semester

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 11, 2021

Two weeks into the spring semester, the number of students living on campus has fallen by 37 percent compared to the fall. While 3,576 students unpacked their belongings into dormitories at the beginning...

Fernandez’s negative test result from OSU’s weekly testing.

Kent State vs. OSU: Students share how their schools handled COVID-19

Ethan Cohen Reporter February 7, 2021

Over the last 10 months, universities have been heavily challenged by COVID-19. From changes in dining halls to testing students, students from the Ohio State University and Kent State adjust to the changes...

Student six feel apart in the KSU Ice arena that doubles as a COVID-19 testing site.

Start of spring semester COVID-19 testing runs smoothly

Alexandra Golden and Ethan Cohen Reporters February 5, 2021

Kent State University has started mandatory weekly testing for all on-campus students for the spring semester. The testing, run by CVS, is available every Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m....

New COVID-19 testing protocols to be enforced in spring 2021

Megan McSweeney Reporter December 2, 2020

Students returning to campus in the spring and new health and safety measures dominated the Board of Trustees' discussion at their meeting Tuesday.University President Todd Diacon opened the presentation...

Kent State announced it is implementing mandatory COVID-19 testing on campus. 

Kent State implements mandatory COVID-19 testing for spring semester

Kent State announced it will implement mandatory COVID-19 testing in the spring semester for students living on campus, students working on campus and students registered for in-person courses, according...

Linsey Marchese (33) works in the post against the University of British Columbia during Kent State’s 2019 trip to Canada. Aug. 11, 2019.

Starkey staying positive despite women’s basketball COVID-19 shutdown

Gina Butkovich Managing editor November 20, 2020

COVID-19 issues have shut down women’s basketball practice, but coach Todd Starkey said he still feels positive about his 2020-2021 team. “From what I understand, just about every team has had some...

Lines of students extended near Risman Dr. on Kent State’s campus. Photo by Mason Lawlor.

Kent State holds open COVID-19 testing Sunday before uncertain Thanksgiving holiday

Mason Lawlor Reporter November 16, 2020

Kent State University hosted free, on-site COVID-19 testing on Sunday in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Both students and local residents waited hours to get tested, with lines stretching from the university’s...

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