The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Kent State University students utilized Blackboard for online learning purposes until the university fully migrated to Canvas in 2022.

From Blackboard to Canvas

Adam Kring, Reporter February 6, 2023

The university announced in 2020 the school’s home for online learning would no longer be Blackboard Learn, but rather Instructure Canvas. Upon hearing this announcement, many students and faculty...

OPINION: Is the Gaming Industry in Trouble?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

With all the noise that the once deferred and despised GameStop received in the stock market this past quarter of 2021, I thought a lot about how the state of the gaming industry is outside of a store...

Suez Canal

A handout photograph made available by the Suez Canal Authority, shows floatation work being carried out on the Ever Given container ship which ran aground in the Suez Canal, Egypt, 28 March 2021. The...

We Rate Covid Dashboard’s evaluation of Kent State’s dashboard

Kent State receives a C+ rating on its coronavirus dashboard

Megan Becker Reporter October 24, 2020

Kent State received a C+ rating on a website that rates the COVID-19 dashboards of colleges across the country. “A C+ rating is demonstrating the barely minimal effort to convey information about COVID....

Jim Raber is the executive director of Information Services, Educational Technology and Service Management at Kent State University. 

Frye, Raber, head IT department amid online switch

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic caused Kent State and universities alike to switch their face-to-face classes to an online format, which would not have been possible without the likes of Jay Frye and the IT department...

In a 24-hour poll, 228 people voted on the question asking how the coronavirus has affected their opinions of Blackboard. 

University exploring alternative learning management systems

Dylan Bowers Reporter May 3, 2020

Kent State continues its search that began in December for a new learning management system to replace Blackboard Learn.Executive Director of IT Jim Raber and Associate Vice President of Continuing &...

It movie photo

REVIEW: ‘It’ balances extreme terror with humor, heart

Benjamin VanHoose September 8, 2017

Do not go alone to see this movie.Be warned, “It” isn’t the breed of horror movie that you jump a few times during, then forget about as soon as you exit the theater; this is the rare genre film...

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