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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The Students for a Democratic Society marched from Taylor Hall to the K to protest the food service conditions for students dining and working on campus on Tuesday, October 5.

New meal plan adds flexibility after controversial year for campus dining

September 1, 2022

Following a year of protests over on-campus dining, Kent State students have a new meal plan option to choose from starting in the fall 2022 semester. For $2,448 a semester, the Flash 200 Block plan...

University introduces new vendors in Hub; Rathskeller returns to campus

Kaitlyn Finchler, Digital Manager September 1, 2022

Students at Kent State can expect a variety of cuisine in the Hub this year. Following its separation from Aramark in 2021, the company that provided food services to the university for four years,...

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...

CARES Act data

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...

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...

Kent State announces date adjustment for spring break 2021

Troy Pierson Reporter October 1, 2020

Manfred van Dulmen, interim associate provost for academic affairs at Kent State, released an email this afternoon announcing an adjustment to the spring 2021 semester.Spring break has been moved from...

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...

Chefs Andrew Eith and Timothy Wright prepare grilled fish tacos with mango slaw for a food demonstration introducing Kent States new mindful menu items. Photo courtesy of Kent State Dining Services.

Students question the quality of campus food

McKenzie Jean-Philippe March 2, 2015

Out of the 27,500 students registered at Kent State, 6,200 of them live on campus. This means that 22.5 percent of the student body has daily access to the food provided by the university.With 22 on-campus...

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