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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Why Kent State students, professor testified against Ohio SB 83

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter April 19, 2023

Two Kent students and the faculty union president testified Wednesday against Ohio Senate Bill 83. Members of Kent State Undergraduate Student Government were also present at the statehouse to speak...

How this Ohio Senate bill could change colleges

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter March 20, 2023

Ohio Senate Bill 83 was introduced last week. Known as the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, the bill could mean big changes to colleges and universities in the state. TV2's Jacob Brooks talked...

The pandemic halted the study abroad experience for international relations students, but educational travel slowly makes a come back.

Studying abroad slowly makes it way back to international relations students

Alexus Rayzer Reporter November 4, 2021

While study abroad programs are encouraged within the international relations major, students can immerse themselves within new cultures, learning new traditions, customs and people to better understand...

WKSU is Kent State Universitys NPR-affiliated radio station. The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the merger of WKSU with Clevelands Ideastream following its upcoming meeting Wednesday. 

Kent State trustees expected to vote on WKSU ‘merger’ with Ideastream next week

Emma Andrus Reporter Lyndsey Brennan Reporter, The Portager September 9, 2021

UPDATE: The agenda for tomorrow’s Kent State Board of Trustees meeting confirms the board will vote on whether to transfer management of WKSU, Kent State’s NPR-affiliated station, to Cleveland’s...

Suicide rates expected to increase after 2020

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 30, 2021

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7. The service is available to anyone and all calls are confidential.In Ohio, five people...

Capital Budget Infographic

Kent State receives roughly $23.25 million from state for maintenance, renovation projects

Emma Andrus Reporter February 5, 2021

Renovations to Kent State’s School of Fashion, one of several planned maintenance projects across its campuses, will soon be underway with funds from Senate Bill 310, signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike...

Gail Pavliga, member elect of the Ohio House of Representatives. She will represent Ohio House District 75.

Incoming Ohio state legislators talk about aid for universities

Bronwyn Wain Reporter December 14, 2020

For two incoming Ohio state legislators, an important task will be to address public universities and their financial well-being as they enter office in the middle of a pandemic.Rep. Gail Pavliga and Sen....

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OPINION: It’s never too late to learn

Cameron Gorman October 2, 2018

In getting closer to graduation, a common enough question has been rattling around in my mind: Should I continue my education? When graduating high school, the flow to college is almost an expected one....

Guest column: Preparing Ph.D.s for the real world

Leonard Cassuto, Los Angeles Times December 1, 2015

People who study for doctorates in the arts and sciences are typically driven by love for a particular historical period, author or field of inquiry. But graduate school isn't just a place to dive into...

Guest column: We should make “going to college” like hiring a contractor

Stuart M. Butler, Los Angeles Times November 22, 2015

With a bachelor's degree now being the must-have job credential, pressure is mounting to find ways to make college more affordable.Most proposals to improve access for low-income students focus on tweaking...

Guest column: Why diversity matters

Historically, institutions of higher education have been known for transforming the minds, perspectives and aspirations of those who enter them.Residential liberal arts colleges provide students with the...

Ray Paoletta is a junior political science major. Contact him at

OPINION: Free community college is worth a discussion

Ray Paoletta January 12, 2015

President Barack Obama introduced an effort on Friday to give Americans of all ages free community college.The first thing that will come to most people’s minds is that free community college is another...

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