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Willie Harrell 

Former KSU professor sentenced to 8 months in prison

Dana Miller September 27, 2016

Former Kent State professor Willie Harrell was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison after pleading guilty to a fifth-degree felony in July.Harrell, 45, who was an English professor with the university...

Mourners for Kent State student Jared Grieb tell stories and give prayers at the vigil held on Kent States Memorial Field on Tuesday Aug. 30, 2016.

Deceased student remembered during vigil

Dana Miller August 30, 2016

A small group gathered near the May 4 Victory Bell by Taylor Hall for a candlelight vigil honoring Jared Grieb, a junior marketing major, Tuesday evening.Grieb, a resident of Chardon, died Aug. 20 after...

Logan Meis, 20, balances on his hoverboard outside his apartment complex in Overland Park, Kan., on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Meis purchased the personal transportation device for about $330 online. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Hoverboards roll onto campus

Dana Miller November 29, 2015

From celebrities to social media, self-balancing scooter boards are steadily becoming a popular mode of transportation, including on Kent State's campus.These lithium-ion battery operated boards have many...

Kent State brings simulator to teach students about distracted driving

Dana Miller November 19, 2015

Kent State Police services partnered up with AT&T at Thursday’s Arrive Alive event in the Student Center to bring in a distracted driving simulator for the first time.“We believe it is important...

Road safety event for holidays to be held in student center

Dana Miller November 16, 2015

Portage and Stark County Safe Communities and Kent State Police services are partnering up to host a road safety event in the Governance Chamber on the second floor of the Kent student center from 1:30...

KSUPD K-9 reaches one year of service

Dana Miller November 8, 2015

Dexter, Kent State’s police dog, has reached his one-year mark of service with his handler, Officer Miguel Witt.In November of last year, Witt, a 15-year veteran, teamed up with his Belgian Malinois...

Costumed partygoers cross traffic in downtown Kent on their way to the Zephyr Pub for the Halloween festivities on Oct. 31, 2015.

Kent Police arrest 45 people on Halloween

Carson Kleinman, Dana Miller November 2, 2015

The Kent City Police arrested 45 people over Halloween weekend for charges including trespassing, burglary, public intoxication, drug possession, prohibitions, assaults and domestic violence.A total of...

This semesters new bus stop addition located in front of Franklin Hall

PARTA bus stop added on campus

Dana Miller October 26, 2015

Parking Services and the Office of the University Architect implemented a new covered bus stop in front of Franklin Hall this semester in addition to the three added last fall.“We noticed from our staff...

Accomodations made to help alternative transportation on campus

Dana Miller October 15, 2015

The Office of the University Architect implemented new signage on the Esplanade this past month to help students using alternative forms of transportation coexist.Melanie Knowles, the manager of sustainability...

Lt. Joe Hendry of the KSUPD demonstrates to students how to detain a gunman during the A.L.i.C.E. training workshop on March 15, 2013 in the student center. A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuation, is a crisis training program teaching students how to deal with an active shooter situation. Photo by Shane Flanigan.

ALICE training mandatory for freshmEn

Dana Miller October 7, 2015

Kent State continues to show confidence in being an Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate (ALICE) trained school in light of the recent shooting on Oct. 1 at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.The devastating...

Anne Spahr of Bath Township has been with the Kent State Police department for six years. Spahr is a canine officer and works with her partner 4 year old german shepherd Coco.

Kent State Police strive for equal female representation

Dana Miller September 30, 2015

Kent State University Police Services is recognizing the need to accommodate the campus’  60 percent female and 40 percent male student population by employing eight female officers out of 20.  “When...

Library to host workshop on protecting digital identity

Dana Miller September 25, 2015

The University library will hold a “How to Protect Your Digital Identity” workshop on Sept. 29 from 9:15-10:30 a.m about ways to protect privacy online and prevent identity theft.“The damage caused...

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