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The dining area provided at The Haven. Feb. 14, 2022

Local homeless shelter expects to serve community after years of delays

Taylor Haydu Reporter February 15, 2022

After seven years of delay because of funding, The Haven of Portage County expects to open its doors soon.“It started in 2015,” said Anne Marie Noble, the executive director. “What we thought was...

Family-Friendly Study Hours provide parenting students quiet place to study

Mariah Alanskas Reporter February 10, 2022

Through a collaborative effort, Kent State University offers parenting students Family-Friendly Study Hours where they have a chance to study and work, while student volunteers entertain their children...

The Newman religious center: the official location for Catholic campus ministry at Kent State University.

In-person options resume for religious groups

Nathalia Joucoski Teixeira Reporter February 8, 2022

Religious centers at Kent State worked towards alternatives to keep community engagement alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Newman Center, a Catholic institution, and the Hillel Center, a Jewish institution...

WKSU is Kent State Universitys NPR-affiliated radio station. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the merger of WKSU with Clevelands Ideastream following its upcoming meeting Wednesday. 

Kent State trustees expected to vote on WKSU ‘merger’ with Ideastream next week

Emma Andrus Reporter Lyndsey Brennan Reporter, The Portager September 9, 2021

UPDATE: The agenda for tomorrow’s Kent State Board of Trustees meeting confirms the board will vote on whether to transfer management of WKSU, Kent State’s NPR-affiliated station, to Cleveland’s...

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From entrepreneurship to Cleveland, how a KSU alum opened his own restaurant

From hustling to sell his “Vic Fries” that were created in Leebrick Hall, Kent State alumni Victor Searcy credits his entrepreneurship knowledge to the resources Kent State offered him as a student.The...

Search for new learning management system continues

The Learning Management System (LMS) committee published a Request for Proposal (RFP) and received three responses from vendors, one of which could replace the current LMS, Blackboard Learn.The three vendors...

Technical malfunction causes Blackboard shutdown

A Blackboard malfunction occurred on Friday, Oct. 25 which caused the site to shut down for approximately 24 hours during the morning backup process.According to James Raber, the executive director of...

Go Pro! Networking Event prepares students to become professionals

The Career Exploration and Development (CED) department, along with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, hosted the Go Pro! Pre-Homecoming Networking Event Friday. The networking event was...

Anti-war activists send letter to President Diacon, demand revision of May 4 plans

Over 50 anti-war activists sent a letter to President Todd Diacon demanding a revision of the May 4 50th commemoration plans due to a lack of attention given to the Vietnam War and hundreds of anti-war...

University employs 8,000 students, offers multiple opportunities

Celetre Jones September 10, 2019

Career Exploration and Development recruits Kent students to fill 8,000 on-campus jobs at the beginning of each school year.Kent students are in need of employment, the Career Exploration and Development...

Diacon announces hiring freeze due to $12 million budget gap

Molly Heideman September 9, 2019

During the Faculty Senate meeting Monday, President Todd Diacon announced the implementation of a hiring freeze for the university.Diacon said because of the university’s challenges of decreasing enrollment...

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Who are guns protecting?

Shams Mustafa August 28, 2019

The two latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, changed my mind about what it means to own a gun. It seems that now no matter where I go, there is a chance that I can witness an active...

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