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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Kent poll workers seeing ‘steady’ turnout early in the day

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022

Throughout the morning and into the early afternoon, poll workers at the Kent State Recreation and Wellness Center said they’ve seen a “steady” turnout of voters, estimating that nearly 70 voters...

My keychain, featuring my wallet and a variety of self-defense tools: cat-shaped brass knuckles, a self-defense alarm, a blunt object and pepper spray.

OPINION: Reducing students’ fears to a ‘Halloween prank’ certainly sends a message — albeit, the wrong one

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2022

After a man wearing a baby mask in all black reportedly knocked on their doors, wiggled their doorknobs and chased them up stairwells in Centennial Court F, a group of frightened female students filed...

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and Kent State Professional in Residence Connie Schultz. Friday February 5, 2016.

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz to depart from Kent State

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Connie Schultz is leaving Kent State after the spring 2023 semester. Schultz will be joining Denison University, a private liberal...

A screenshot of the Ohio online voter registration system website.

Ready to vote? How to check and update your registration ahead of Tuesday’s deadline

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2022

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is approaching fast: It’s Tuesday. Are you registered to vote? If not, here's how. If yes, here’s how to check your registration and, if needed, update...

Kent State launches search for vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2022

Kent State is conducting a national search to fill the role of vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs, according to an email sent by the university Monday. A committee of 12 university faculty...

For those in crisis, 988 serves as a new Portage County lifeline

For those in crisis, 988 serves as a new Portage County lifeline

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2022

On the morning of July 16, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline went into effect nationwide. The 24/7 helpline is a call and text service that provides anonymity as well as “free and confidential emotional...

The Human Bean, a new drive-thru coffee chain located at 1713 East Main St., will open in early September.

Oregon coffee-chain ‘The Human Bean’ to open

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

The city of Kent will welcome a new member to its coffee scene family in early September. The Human Bean is a drive-thru coffee franchise that originated in Southern Oregon in 1988 and...

Students ‘Blastoff!’ into new academic year

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2022

Students gathered on Risman Plaza for games, prizes, food trucks and more at the 2022 Back to School Blastoff! event.  The event, hosted annually by the Center for Student Involvement, ran from...

Kent State eliminates mask requirement regardless of CDC community level, adjusts quarantine policy

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2022

Kent State will no longer require masks and face coverings to be worn on its campuses and locations, regardless of the CDC’s community level for COVID-19.  The university announced the adjusted policy...

Ashtabula, Columbiana, Summit and Tuscarawas counties, where Kent State operates several campuses and locations, recently moved into the “high” community level designation for COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Masks now required at Kent State’s Ashtabula, Columbiana, Summit and Tuscarawas campuses, locations

Emma Andrus, Managing Editor August 5, 2022

Masks are now required indoors at Kent State campuses in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Summit and Tuscarawas counties, according to an email sent by the university Friday morning.  The decision comes following...

UPDATE: Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ goes into effect, causing immediate change to the state’s abortion landscape

Emma Andrus, Managing Editor June 24, 2022

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information regarding the emergency motion to dissolve the federal injunction of Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill."  On Friday evening, a federal court moved...

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 Board of Trustees voted to approve the renaming of the college and construction of the new building at its meeting on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Board of Trustees discusses potential partnership with local restaurateur, approves donor name spaces for Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Kent State’s Board of Trustees authorized the senior vice president for finance and administration to lease the property located at 430-436 E. Main St, formerly known as the “cottage Starbucks”...

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