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Kent State is encouraging anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so.

KSU fall 2021 COVID-19 preparations

Alexandra Golden Reporter May 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to Kent State and many of the safety precautions will continue into the fall. KSU and the city of Kent will be working together to ensure safety for residents...

Porthouse theatre

Porthouse Theatre to host full summer 2021 season

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter April 25, 2021

Kent State’s professional theater, Porthouse Theatre, will host a full season this summer. The season will take place in-person in compliance with the Flashes Safe Eight and state guidelines. “We...

Victoria Clement, senior special education major, Delta Zeta member and acting president of Kent State’s Panhellenic Council. Photo courtesy of Victoria Clement.

A look into sorority formals: COVID-19 edition

Morgan McGrath Feature Writer April 23, 2021

COVID-19 has altered almost every aspect of modern life, including the in-person college experience. At Kent State, clubs and organizations are trying their best to remain active through Zoom calls, small...

Centennial Field in 2020.

How COVID-19 has affected dorm living

Morgan Cummings Reporter March 23, 2021

Over a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and dorm life at Kent State has been heavily affected. Many students who have returned to campus this year have noticed the residence halls...

Spring 2021 graduates to have in-person commencement ceremonies

Madisyn Woodring Reporter March 18, 2021

Spring graduates from Kent State’s main campus will have the option to attend an outdoor commencement ceremony, according to an email President Todd Diacon sent Thursday. The ceremonies will begin the...

Two weeks after last vaccination those individuals are considered fully vaccinated.

New CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated on March 8. Being fully vaccinated differs depending on the vaccine the person received, according...

Screenshot of We Rate Covid Dashboards’ rating scheme, with Kent State’s rating highlighted in red.

KSU receives a B- on its updated COVID-19 dashboard

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 5, 2021

The Kent State COVID-19 dashboard received a B- from We Rate Covid Dashboards after previously getting a C+ rating last October.KSU received a C+ rating on its coronavirus dashboard in October, one of...

Phase 1C eligibility. 

Vaccination phases 1C and 2 in effect

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 5, 2021

On March 4, Ohio’s vaccination plan phases 1C and 2 went into effect. Phase 1C includes approximately 246,000 eligible Ohioans with certain medical conditions not addressed in previous phases and those...

Ohio Department of Health infographic about Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccination.

The new Flashes Safe Eight and KSU’s expectations for vaccination

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 3, 2021

Kent State University published the Flashes Safe Eight March 1 that introduces COVID-19 vaccination as the eighth step.The new step asks students to “Flash Your Arm” and get vaccinated when they...

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