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Senior nursing student Courtney Shutt administers the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to senior sport administration major Ginny Weavill on March 30, 2021. Following April 13’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, Kent State paused the distribution of this vaccine to students, which began April 8. 

Kent State expected to receive large quantity of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

Gina Butkovich Editor in Chief April 1, 2021

Kent State University expects to receive a “large quantity” of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, the university announced in an email Thursday. The shipment is a part of a program...

Ohio lawmakers override Gov. DeWine‘s veto on Senate Bill 22

Alexandria Manthey TV2 Reporter March 24, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine has issued a stay at home orders, mask mandates, regulations on restaurants and more. Ohio legislators are now looking to take that power away. As of Wednesday,...

Members of the community near the Kent State Ashtabula campus receive their COVID-19 vaccines in the campus gymnasium. 

Kent State Ashtabula helps city health department with COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Olivia Futo Reporter February 26, 2021

Locals of Ashtabula County now have access to COVID-19 vaccines because Kent State Ashtabula opened as a distribution center on Jan. 19. The Ashtabula City Health Department has been planning to work...

Kent State to hold coronavirus information session Wednesday

Kent State will hold an information session about the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The university said in an email to the Kent community on Monday that...

Kent City Council updates rental regulations

Amanda Levine August 27, 2019

The Kent Community Development Department recently revised its rental inspection protocol with the addition of “a minor amendment to the 2016 ordinance to remove surplus language and add clarifying language,”...

Opinion: Students left in the (student housing) lurch

Megan Hornyak September 29, 2015

Editor's Note: This is an opinion column and does not reflect the views of The Kent Stater.Student housing around Kent is in a crisis, especially for international students. By the time I realized I was...

Kent City Manager David Ruller answers a question his colleague Melissa Long asks during the discussion of options for City Halls two-year, temporary relocation at the city council meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

City Council hears possibility of moving Health Department into Michael Schwartz Center

Kelsey Leyva April 2, 2015

 Kent State’s Michael Schwartz Center could see some new tenants in the near future.At Kent’s City Council meeting Wednesday night, City Manager David Ruller presented the idea of Kent’s Health...

U.S. Map showing states with suspected outbreaks of Enterovirus. MCT Campus.

Ohio Department of Health looks into respiratory illness increase in children

Mackenzie Wallace September 15, 2014

A rare respiratory virus that has possibly hit at least 12 states and continues to spread could be affecting young children and those who have asthma.The Portage County Health Department said Ohio does...

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