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Faculty Senate approves new academic forgiveness policy

Alton Northup, Reporter June 16, 2022

Kent State University Faculty Senate voted unanimously to revise the academic forgiveness policy, along with approving a rebranding to grade point average adjustment. Previously, the university’s...

Interim pass/fail policy extended through spring 2021 semester

Ben Vrobel Reporter October 26, 2020

The extension of the interim pass/fail policy provides students an option to save their GPA instead of withdrawing from the class this semester.The policy was implemented for the spring 2020 semester,...

Kent State addresses students’ concerns, provides grading options

Maria McGinnis, Featuers/opinon editor Sara Crawford, Assigning editor March 20, 2020

As a part of the “Flashes take care of Flashes” commitment, Melody Tankersley, Interim Senior Vice President and Provost, sent an email to all students Friday afternoon regarding changes to the current...

Peer mentor program helps psychology students navigate their degree

The Psychological Sciences’ Peer Mentor Program is meant to provide a healthy guide to help students navigate their psychological sciences degree. This program mainly works with freshmen and sophomores,...

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...


Get right within, you will win

Cast: Assata Imani Cheers (Host) Ile-Ife Okantah (Guest, Co-Editor in Chief of Uhuru magazine) March 13, 2018

Pilot Synopsis: “Get right within, you will win” emphasizes the fact that one cannot thoroughly become an asset to anyone or anything, let alone fully experience success if they are not balanced and...

New program brings students back to school

Erica Batyko October 19, 2014

Provost Todd Diacon created the university’s new Degree Completer Program to help students who dropped out return to school. Diacon said he was concerned for students who spent valuable time and money...

Mike Richards is a senior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: A reason to keep doing what makes you happy

Mike Richards October 15, 2014

I’m going to assume that most of you who are reading this are currently students. As I know not all of you are, first of all thanks for reading, and secondly, just bear with me.As I reach the end of...

Enrollment from 2008 to 2014

Kent campus enrollment reaches record high

Hanna Moore September 10, 2014

Kent State’s 15-day enrollment statistics were released Tuesday and main campus enrollment is at an all-time high.There are 28,457 students enrolled at the main campus, which is more than last year’s...

Chemistry research program receives record number of applicants

Haley Baker April 28, 2014

Kent State’s Research Experience for Undergraduates chemistry program received 315 applications, a record high, for this summer’s program.REU is a 10-week chemistry program that allows a select group...

Melody Tankersley (center) listens among other faculty senate members at the meeting in the Governance Chambers, March 17, 2014.

Faculty Senate revises admission requirements for incoming freshmen

Nicholas Sewell April 14, 2014

The Faculty Senate approved a proposal Monday to revise admission requirements for incoming freshmen to the university’s main campus and for deferred students at regional campuses who wish to enroll...

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