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Kent State University President Todd Diacon speaking at Quaker State Catering Center for the Akron Roundtable luncheon on June 16, 2022. Diacon told listeners about the third wave economic change in education funding and access.

President Diacon addresses academic accessibility at Akron Roundtable luncheon

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter June 16, 2022

The cost of college has not increased since 1960, but the responsibility of who pays for it has. The shift in access and affordability of higher education was President Todd Diacon’s topic when he spoke...

Opinion: critical race theory debate separates patriots from propagandists

Catie Pusateri, Opinion Writer April 15, 2022

Sugarcoating our country’s history — or blatantly ignoring it — is not the patriotic act some Republican lawmakers want to believe it is. The recent outcry among conservatives against critical race...

Nathan Ritchey (right) and volunteers packing up a visitors food.

Flashes Fighting Hunger offers twice a week food drive

Taylor Haydu Reporter March 2, 2022

Flashes Fighting Hunger organizes food drives Wednesday and Friday afternoons to battle food insecurity in the community.The food is provided through partnerships and donations from stores and food banks...

President Todd Diacon reaffirms Kent State’s commitment to following health guidelines and creating open dialogue at February’s Faculty Senate meeting.

Graduate program changes approved at Faculty Senate meeting

Wyatt Loy Reporter February 14, 2022

Between shifting academic requirements and upheavals of the Kent Core, academics took the spotlight on Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Graduate students will see a couple major program reforms. The...

Mandy Munro-Stasiuk is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University. 

Finalists selected for dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor February 10, 2022

Kent State announced its final candidates for the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in an email from the Office of the Provost.The candidates include Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, the interim dean of the...

Valoree Vargo is the Vice President of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and the CEO of the Kent State Foundation.

Kent State raises over $6 million for students

Berkeley Chadwick Reporter February 6, 2022

Over $6 million in scholarships was given to students after an “unprecedented” year of fundraising for the Kent State Foundation.Attaining a degree is costly but the foundation has a plan to help;...

FILE - Future students take a tour of the Indiana University campus Oct. 14, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. Nationwide, American colleges and universities saw a 4% annual increase in international students this fall, according to survey results released Monday, Nov. 15, by the Institute of International Education. But that follows a decrease of 15% last year, the steepest decline since the institute began publishing data in 1948. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Foreign students returning to US, but below pre-COVID levels

BOSTON (AP) — International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt...

Ohio bills seek to ban teaching of critical race theory

Reegan Saunders Reporter November 11, 2021

Ohio House Bills 322 and 327 could change the future of education in a negative way, Akii Butler, a student organizer for the Ohio Student Association, told Black United Students (BUS) Wednesday. “There...

The pandemic halted the study abroad experience for international relations students, but educational travel slowly makes a come back.

Studying abroad slowly makes it way back to international relations students

Alexus Rayzer Reporter November 4, 2021

While study abroad programs are encouraged within the international relations major, students can immerse themselves within new cultures, learning new traditions, customs and people to better understand...

David Hassler is the director of the Wick Poetry Center.

Wick Poetry collaborates with professors, Center for Earth Ethics for Earth Stanzas project

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter May 2, 2021

The university launched numerous projects and efforts for Earth Month to get the community involved. David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, collaborated with the Center for Earth Ethics at...

Suicide rates expected to increase after 2020

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 30, 2021

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7. The service is available to anyone and all calls are confidential.In Ohio, five people...

The Board of Trustees approved the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute in a Zoom meeting Wednesday. Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the proposal at the Academic Excellence and Student Success Committee meeting March 4.

Board of Trustees approves Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, amid the racial climate

Kelly Krabill Reporter March 10, 2021

The university’s plan to establish diversity will be the new focus of an institution approved by the Board of Trustees in a Zoom meeting Wednesday.The Anti-Racism and Equity Institute will host faculty,...

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