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Kent States Police Services department is located in Stockade Safety Building on 530 E. Summit St. (The Kent Stater files)

Staying safe on and off campus this new semester

Annalexis Davis, Campus Editor August 19, 2023

Before COVID-19, Kent State was ranked as the safest campus in Ohio – and the 25th safest college in the nation – according to Sgt. Tricia Knoles from the university’s police department.  Those...

OPINION: Campus safety apps are the new wave of campus security

Olivia Montgomery , Guest Columnist April 22, 2023

Staring intently at the Student Center ceiling, freshman history major Lauren Katona said, “I would climb up there in the tile and hide if someone with a gun were to walk in right now.” A stiff...

Winter weather poses challenges for commuter students

Luke Trupo, Reporter February 9, 2023

Winter is in full effect, which means snowfall and ice are on the way and commuting students are prepared to deal with these conditions when going to class. Kent State has an average of 21,000 undergraduate...

Math & Science Building

Kent State Police search for suspect in assault at math building

Owen MacMillan Assistant Managing Editor October 12, 2021

in an elevator in the Mathematical Sciences Building on the Kent State campus according to a university advisory sent through email and Flash Alerts texts Tuesday.The suspect is described as a roughly...

Kent State prioritizes Flash ALERTS in wake of tornado warning

David Williams April 21, 2018

On April 15, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Portage County. Kent State’s Emergency Alert System was quickly activated, and the tornado sirens blared. University Communications...

Disability safety: Deaf perspective

Madison MacArthur October 2, 2017

In an emergency, timing is everything.While they are rare, these situations require specific preparedness for a quick response. Imagine a fire starting, a tornado touching down or an active shooter revealing...


Kent State’s emergency plan still fit for all crises

Carson Kleinman November 18, 2015

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have put the whole world on edge about safety. The Emergency Management Plan at Kent State is designed to prepare all of Kent’s campuses for extreme crises.In the...

Despite being ahead on safety, still areas for students to improve

Ryan Landolph and Dana Miller November 10, 2015

With all of the recent incidents that have occurred this semester, The Kent Stater looked into how much of an importance safety is for students in the dorms.“Security and safety always has been a priority...

Kent State Campus unaffected by recent cell phone outage

Katelynn Chilson January 21, 2015

The recent AT&T cell phone outage hit Kent State on Tuesday, Jan. 13, disabling 911 systems and creating an incident that Kent State officials had to handle. AT&T had a service outage that affected...

A student dresses for the cold as temperatures plunge below freezing in Kent.

Winter weather woes

Alicia Balog January 14, 2015

Instead of professors handing out syllabi, Kent State students were welcomed back to campus Monday with cancelled morning classes.“We had heavy snow coming in,” university spokesman Eric Mansfield...

Flash Alerts System Text Messages Sent Out During the Lockdown

Flash Alerts misinformation causes confusion during gun incident

Emily Mills April 4, 2014

Kent State’s Flash Alerts system sent out conflicting reports about the shooting incident in front of Bowman Hall Wednesday night.A “shelter in place” advisory for Kent’s main campus was put in...

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