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Graduation Q & A

Q&A: Spring commencements and ceremonies

Emma Andrus Reporter April 11, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester comes to a close, celebrations for graduating students are soon to be underway. Kent State announced its plans to host optional in-person commencement ceremonies in an email...

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, conducts a news conference with Cuomo on the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., after a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 

New York governor’s top aide admits administration delayed the release of Covid-19 deaths in long-term care facilities over federal investigation concerns

Lauren del Valle, CNN February 12, 2021

(CNN) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide says the administration delayed the release of data on Covid-19 deaths of long-term care facility residents because of concerns about a potential federal...

Mary Parker is the vice president for enrollment management at Kent State University. 

University discusses projections, future plans after releasing spring enrollment numbers

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter February 11, 2021

Spring 2021 enrollment numbers were originally projected to be 10 percent down from Spring 2020 for the main campus, but enrollment only dropped by 3.3 percent. Vice President of Enrollment Mary Parker...

Kent State announces additional student aid through emergency grant fund

Jenna Borthwick TV2 News Director April 21, 2020

Kent State University announced Tuesday it is accepting applications for emergency student aid through the newly created Kent State Emergency Grant Fund. According to a university press release, the Emergency...

Spring 2020 commencement will be hosted virtually due to state guidelines

Kent State University announced that the spring 2020 commencement will be virtual in accordance with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to avoid large gatherings due to COVID-19.Students, faculty, staff,...

Professor Katherine Rawson, one of the lead researchers for the study habits grant, at her desk on Feb. 13, 2020. The study habits grant is from the National Science Foundation and will help Kent State professors improve students’ retention of material.

Kent State professors study optimization of student study habits with new web program

Anna Smith Reporter February 16, 2020

Kent State psychology professors are developing a web program to study long-term student retention of concepts with a $552,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.Lead investigators Katherine Rawson...

3,000 Kent State student emails hacked

Aidan Coyne Tech reporter October 2, 2019

On Sept. 19 Kent State announced over 3,000 student emails had been hacked the week before.According to Robert Eckman of Kent State’s IT department, the breach was a result of credential harvesting.Eckman...

Suspicious phishing for passwords

Gabrielle Harrison October 12, 2016

On Tuesday, an email was sent out to the entire Kent State community warning them of a phishing scam.“I probably would’ve fallen for it had it not been for the email,” said Abby Maloney-Monz, a freshman...

Flashline Beta

Beta version of new FlashLine launches

Alex Soehnlen April 12, 2016

A new tab has become available for Kent State students to try the beta version of the new FlashLine. This tab can be accessed either on the login page or inside the FlashLine portal.With the main goal...

Kent State USG holds a public meeting in the Governance Chambers in the Kent State Student Center. Oct. 7, 2015. 

USG discusses FlashFeet, FlashLine at public meeting

Sarah Matthews October 7, 2015

Members of Kent State's Undergraduate Student Government discussed several topics, including updates on the bike share program and upcoming changes to FlashLine, at a public meeting Wednesday in the Governance...

FlashLine Maintenance Taking Longer than Planned

Theresa Cottom September 14, 2015

Kent State University's FlashLine and DegreeWorks has resolved all issues late afternoon Sept. 14, after 24 hours of being shut down due to a scheduled maintenance, disabling services since Sunday, Sept....

Academic advisor H. Bate Agbor-Baiyee discusses scheduling with a student during an advising appointment on the 5th floor of the Kent State Library on Nov. 13, 2014.

Students face difficulties scheduling

Kate Schwanke April 23, 2015

With scheduling for next fall semester in full swing, many Kent State students face difficulties getting into certain classes. Hallee Borchart, a sophomore fashion merchandising major, said she is one...

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