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President Todd Diacon and Chair John Riley preside over today’s special Board of Trustees meeting called to approve a collective bargaining agreement with university employees.

Board of Trustees approves raises and bonuses for union employees

Sophie Young, Reporter October 25, 2022

The Kent State Board of Trustees unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement today that includes raises, bonuses and more for about 375 university employees in the union. The American Federation...

President Diacon notifies university staff members of partial restoration of salaries

Kent State President Todd Diacon announced in an email Thursday morning that the university is restoring some pay cuts for employees initiated in July. While the university made significant cuts to its...

August Jobs Report

Matt Smith/Shutterstock September 4, 2020

Workers from the entertainment industry hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic participate in a March for Awareness, organized by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. America's jobs recovery...

Kent Plaza Cinemas is set to reopen Friday

MovieScoop Kent Plaza Cinemas in Kent is scheduled to open for viewings Friday, June 19."We wanted people to come out to the theater and get back to 'normal life' or as normal as we can get," Liz Harper...

Board of Trustees approves voluntary separation agreement

On Wednesday, May 6, Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, sent an email to Kent State faculty and staff regarding budget planning for fiscal year 2021 to counter the financial...

Student, employers discuss job finding skills

Alexandria Kobryn March 17, 2016

If asked how they found their jobs, half of the Kent State students answer with, “I knew someone.” While having connections with established employees puts one at an advantage to some extent, employers...

Jennifer Hutchinson is a freshman political science major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater.  Contact her at

Opinion: Higher minimum wage; harder to live

Jennifer Hutchinson February 3, 2014

Many tuned in for President Obama’s much anticipated State of the Union Address last week.A number of issues were tackled during the speech, and while some of the president’s remarks were underwhelming,...

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