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Kent State students order salads, a healthier option, at The Slice in the Hub on Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2013. Photo by Melanie Nesteruk.

Meal swipes expand to downtown, campus dining update

Alton Northup, Reporter April 23, 2022

After a rocky year for university culinary services, students will have additional options to look forward to during the fall 2022 semester. More locations are anticipated to open in the Student Hub,...

Vice President for Student Affairs Lamar Hylton. 

Aramark leaving Kent State leaves employees with questions

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter May 3, 2021

With Kent State ending the contract with Aramark, many student workers have questions about what will happen next.  According to the university, no changes will be made to current employees. Vice President...

Prentice Hall, which used to be a dining hall, will now be used as an engagement space.

Prentice Cafe permanently closed, but other gluten-free options are available

Camryn Kocher Reporter February 8, 2021

Kent State University has decided to repurpose Prentice Cafe into an engagement space for students. The café has closed in order to transform it into an additional academic learning center. However,...

Gluten-free students turn to new dining options during Prentice Café closure

Megan Medfisch Health and Fitness reporter October 22, 2020

After the closure of Prentice Café, the only completely gluten-free dining hall on campus, gluten-free students must look elsewhere for dining options.A new dining hall, DI Dining: Eat-In, located in...

Students study on the fourth floor of the University Library on Friday, April 7, 2017. FILE.

Best of Kent: Study Spaces

Best of Kent 2020Winner: University LibraryFor the eighth year in a row, University Library is a favorite for studying. It hosts a variety of resources for students, including computer labs, study spaces...

The bowling alley located underneath Eastway Dining Hall was announced to be closed for the year. 

Eastway bowling alley closes due to low participation

Kent State Student Services and Dining Services decided over the summer to close the bowling alley in Eastway because of low participation, said Gary Goldberg, assistant vice president of Student Services.Goldberg...

Quaker Steak and Lube was replaced by The Patio. 

Community responds to Dining Services’ closures, updates

The dining landscape at Kent State has continued to change this semester as several dining locations have closed and construction continues for a new dining option set to open on front campus next fall. The...

Vice President Shay Little speaks on upcoming changes to meal plans at the Undergraduate Student Government meeting in the Governance Chambers on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

University hopes to remedy meal plan madness; USG weighs in

Valerie Royzman August 29, 2018

During the Undergraduate Student Government meeting Wednesday evening, Vice President of Student Affairs Shay Little applauded Dining Services for the turkey burger she ate for lunch at Eastway Fresh Food...

The Wait 2 Txt campaign will be occurring over the next three weeks.

KSUPD kicks off distracted pedestrian campaign

David Williams April 11, 2018

This week, getting a free coffee can be as easy as crossing the street. That’s because KSUPD officers will be at random crosswalks offering coupons to people who cross correctly, not looking at their...

Students line up at Wholly Habanero, located in the Student Center’s HUB, on Aug. 29, 2015. Wholly Habaneros is new to the HUB and offers a create-your-own burrito bar.

Wholly Habaneros opens in HUB

Jacob Runnels August 30, 2015

Wholly Habaneros has opened its doors as the newest eatery in the Student Center’s HUB.The campus-based Mexican restaurant replaced Jump Asian Express, which has been in the HUB for 10 years, and joins...

People eat in the Student Center’s HUB while Wow Bao is under construction on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Wow Bao will be the newest eatery in the Student Center’s HUB this fall, replacing Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Arthur Treacher’s.

Wow Bao to replace Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Arthur Treacher’s in HUB

Alyse Rohloff August 6, 2015

Wow Bao will be the newest eatery in the Student Center’s HUB this fall, replacing Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Arthur Treacher’s.Wow Bao serves food similar to traditional Asian cuisine, including...

Members of campus union AFSCME and student organization USAS picket outside the M.A.C. Center on May 1, 2015, as President Beverly Warren is inaugurated inside. The Board of Trustees and AFSCME both accepted a report from a fact-finder Thursday, bringing a successful end to the negotiation process and preventing campus workers from potentially going on strike.

Kent State, AFSCME reach collective bargaining agreement

Emily Mills June 4, 2015

Kent State and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 153 reached an agreement Thursday, preventing a potential strike from campus workers, including custodians...

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