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With a microphone in hand, Kent State junior Christian Heller speaks to a gathered audience about womens rights during the SDS speak-out March 8, 2023.

SDS successfully campaigns for Plan B to become available on campus

Savana Capp and Leah Shepard May 6, 2023

Starting in the fall semester of 2023, a generic version of Plan B will be sold in the Eastway market, along with other over the counter drugs, due to an initiative of Kent Students for a Democratic Society...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SDS demands accessible emergency contraception

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SDS demands accessible emergency contraception

Students for a Democratic Society November 4, 2022

On the morning of June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, undoing nearly 50 years of precedent. Three days later, Kent State President Todd Diacon issued a statement on the decision to...

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...

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Kent State reports zero COVID-19 cases on campus during week of Feb. 20

Joshua Bailey Reporter March 1, 2022

After several months of a rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, reported cases on campus dropped over 85 percent since the start of the spring semester.On Feb. 20, Kent State reported zero...

A university vehicle parks near the library during the campus closure on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. The university announced Thursday evening the closure would extend through Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 due to severe weather conditions. 

Kent State extends campus closure through Friday

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 3, 2022

All Kent State University campuses will remain closed Friday due to winter storm Landon.The university announced in an email Wednesday night that campus would be closed Thursday, and an advisory sent around...

Kent State COVID-19 cases increased after the spring semester began. The university updates the Coronavirus Dashboard weekly.

Spring semester begins with fewer on-campus COVID-19 cases than fall

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor January 27, 2022

Kent State reported 161 positive COVID-19 cases on campus for the week of Jan. 16, 2022.  As students return for the spring semester, the number of cases are slightly lower than the end of the fall semester,...

Kent State university announces COVID-19 plan for spring semester

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 13, 2021

Kent State University announced its COVID-19 plans for the 2022 spring semester in an email to students, faculty and staff Monday.Face coverings will still be required in all university buildings. It is...

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Second phase of vaccination requirement begins; vaccine registration, exemption mandatory across Kent State’s campuses

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor November 1, 2021

The second phase of Kent State’s COVID-19 mandatory vaccine requirement began Monday, making vaccine registration or vaccine exemption mandatory for members of the Kent State community. “Our vaccine...

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...

Exploring sexuality in college

Natalia Hernandez Maceira September 29, 2021

For many students, college is the first time to take control of their sexual health. It’s also how students start exploring their sexuality and expand their identities, according to the Act for Youth...

Melody Tankersley is the senior vice president and provost at Kent State University.

University suspends interim Pass/Fail policy, updates academic resources for students

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor September 23, 2021

The interim Pass/Fail policy the university enacted to support students during remote learning is no longer in effect, according to an email statement sent Wednesday by Senior Vice President and Provost...

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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