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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Brian Boehmer operating ‘FlashBot’ during a shift.

Future of HelpDesk’s ‘FlashBot’ unclear once in-person classes resume

Zachary Shepherd Reporter May 2, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, a robot at the library HelpDesk has been helping students and staff with technology, but now that in-person classes are beginning again in the fall, FlashBot might be out of a...

Screenshots of an email sent to KSU faculty explaining the plan for 3-foot distancing.

Petition against 3-foot distancing circles around Kent State students

Ethan Cohen and Olivia Perry Reporters April 9, 2021

Updates to the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes distancing requirements from six feet to three feet and are met with mixed opinions as KSU prepares for fall semester registration.An email was sent to...

DaBaby while performing at Kent State in 2019.

What students are looking forward to “post-COVID-19”

Ashley Blood Reporter March 30, 2021

A year into the pandemic, students miss going to classes and events and look forward to normalcy next fall.Around this time last year, students enjoyed in-person classes and looked forward to the spring...

In-person classes to move to a 3-feet distancing format in Fall 2021

In-person classes will move to a “3-foot distancing format” in the fall of 2021, the Office of the Provost announced Friday in an email to faculty. The move follows new recommendations made by the...

Pamela Hickey is a yoga instructor at Kent State University. 

Kent State continues to offer all fitness classes virtually due to pandemic

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 25, 2021

When the university shut down due to COVID-19 last March, all classes were shifted to the virtual environment. During the fall and spring semesters when some classes returned in person, all fitness classes...

Gabe Mulé took a gap semester in the fall because of COVID-19.

Taking a gap year during a pandemic

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 11, 2021

With COVID-19 bringing staggering changes to college life, some students decided to take time away from their studies.The cost of remote classes and students’ feelings toward the effectiveness of online...

As the meeting was held on International Women’s Day, Tankersley invited all female-identifying meeting participants to turn on their cameras for recognition. “I want to especially recognize the amazing women of Kent State who change the world every single day through their scientific breakthroughs, their creations and innovations, their support of one another, instruction of students, their work and communities and agencies all to better our society,” Tankersley said. 

Faculty Senate brings updates on fall 2021 semester, class scheduling

Emma Andrus, Reporter Kaitlyn Finchler, Reporter March 8, 2021

University officials released plans and hopes to move to fully in-person classes and experiences as early as the spring of 2022, Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley said in the Faculty...

Kent State announces plans for fall 2021 semester

Elias Shingleton Digital Content Producer February 25, 2021

Kent State announced it will conduct more in-person classes and activities in the fall 2021 semester amid continuing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.According to a letter from the Office...

Casanova’s workplace at home. 

Students taking online classes struggle with their home environment

Megan Becker Reporter September 28, 2020

Many students who were planning on living on campus have decided to live at home instead because of coronavirus, quarantining and online classes. At home, students have to live outside of a learning environment...

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