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John Borawski, senior advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students in jeopardy of extending their time at Kent have options

Connor Everett March 31, 2019

Graduating in four years allows students to get the credits they need at the lowest possible price, but staying longer could tack on thousands of dollars in additional loans or other expenses that could...

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The life and death of the 16-hour credit cap

Jimmy Miller September 2, 2015

President Beverly Warren and the university’s Board of Trustees officially eliminated the 16-hour fee in June, but the process didn't come painlessly.In her freshman campaign as head of the university,...

Faculty Senate chair Lee Fox Cardamone addresses the crowd. 

Faculty senate approves new minor requirements, revises grading policies

Victoria Manenti March 9, 2015

Faculty Senate approved the revision of grading policies and undergraduate minor policies during its second meeting of the semester on Monday, March 10.All undergraduate minors will require a minimum of...

New program brings students back to school

Erica Batyko October 19, 2014

Provost Todd Diacon created the university’s new Degree Completer Program to help students who dropped out return to school. Diacon said he was concerned for students who spent valuable time and money...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: A reason to keep doing what makes you happy

Mike Richards October 15, 2014

I’m going to assume that most of you who are reading this are currently students. As I know not all of you are, first of all thanks for reading, and secondly, just bear with me.As I reach the end of...

Credit hour cap might revert to old policy

Tristan Buirley October 8, 2014

When the credit hour cap was implemented in 2012, many students and faculty protested, but after two years on campus, its days migh be numbered.Some university and government officials have insinuated...

Programs to change credit-hour requirement

Marissa Barnhart March 30, 2014

Kent State is lowering the minimum number of credit hours required to graduate from 121 to 120; however, some programs will not change, meaning many students will still graduate with more than 120 hours....

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