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Masks required indoors, on public transportation across Kent State campuses

Kelsey Paulus Reporter August 4, 2021

Masks are once again mandatory while indoors and on public transportation at all Kent State campuses, effective immediately, according to a press release published by the Office of the Provost Tuesday. Students,...

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Mental health resources offered at regional campus Kent State Stark

Sam Wright Reporter June 22, 2021

Mental health services at Kent State Stark will be offered for free: online or in-person, starting fall 2021. The services offered for mental health are located in the Campus Center. According to the...

Kent State loosens fall COVID-19 safety guidelines, launches vaccine registration portal

Annie Zwisler Managing Editor Raygene English Reporter June 17, 2021

Fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors across all Kent State campuses, according to an emailed statement sent Wednesday by Manfred van Dulmen, associate...

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Kent State amends mask mandate amid changes to safety protocol

Fully vaccinated Kent State students, faculty and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors on any Kent campuses, according to new changes in university health and safety practices released...

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LGBTQ+ Center to resume free HIV testing in the fall

Chris Bright Reporter May 10, 2021

Free HIV testing on campus has stopped for the semester, but will resume thorough the LGBTQ+ Center in the fall.“Unfortunately, the testing has ended now that spring break has ended,” said Ken Ditlevson,...

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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...

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Kent State announced as COVID-19 vaccination site

Molly Heideman Managing Editor March 16, 2021

The Kent State Field House will become a mass vaccination clinic for Portage County, according to an email sent by the university Tuesday.  Vaccinations will take place every Tuesday starting March 23...

Tuan Kiet Trinh, a biochemistry and pre-pharmacy sophomore from Vietnam stands inside the Integrated Sciences Building where he conducts daily research and visits with other international friends. International students have experienced added stress during the pandemic and have learned to adapt after sudden isolation.

International students adapt to isolation during the pandemic

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 24, 2021

Celebrating the Chinese New Year alone in his quiet apartment was not what international student Tuan Kiet Trinh had anticipated for his sophomore year at Kent State. Cooking traditional Vietnamese food...

The Kent State LGBTQ+ Student Center is located in the lower level of the Kent Student Center and provides educational events and programs aimed at creating an inclusive environment on campus.

LGBTQ+ Center celebrates 10-year anniversary, welcomes new assistant director

Cameron Aloway Reporter February 18, 2021

As the LGBTQ+ Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it also welcomes a new assistant director and new ideas to make impactful changes to the Kent State community.“I’m very glad to be here for...

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University plans to continue expanding mental health services

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter February 13, 2021

Kent State University plans to continuously expand its mental health services provided by the Counseling and Psychological Services located in the Deweese Health Center. The university declared on Feb....

Update covid testing

Ohio Pandemic Team to hold free COVID-19 testing events at Kent State

This article has been updated to reflect the date change from Jan. 21 and 22 to Jan. 28 and 29 for the testing events. Kent State is partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to bring two open COVID-19...

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Portage County rises to COVID-19 Level 4 Purple status

Gina Butkovich Lauren Sasala December 3, 2020

Portage County has moved to Level 4 ‘Purple’ status. Level 4 is the highest risk level and represents significant spread and exposure of COVID-19. Level 4, or Purple, is the highest level of the four-tier,...

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