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Photo courtesy of Adriona Murphy Board of trustees member Carly Evans speaks during a board of trustees meeting Tuesday, Dec 7.

Trustees approve renovations to residence halls, Taylor Hall

Matt Poe December 7, 2016

Kent State’s Board of Trustees approved almost $25 million in future renovations to residence halls and academic buildings on the university's main campus Wednesday.  The board approved renovations...

Korb Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

Korb Hall to be new LGBTQ Living-Learning Community on campus

Nicholas Garisto February 21, 2016

Korb Hall is being turned into a Living-Learning Community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students who are interested in the issues of equality.“This place is for students to get to know...

Logan Meis, 20, balances on his hoverboard outside his apartment complex in Overland Park, Kan., on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Meis purchased the personal transportation device for about $330 online. (Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Hoverboards banned in dorms

Ben Kindel January 20, 2016

One of the most popular holiday gifts of this year is now banned from Kent State's dorms. On Jan. 13, Executive Director of Residence Services Jill Church announced through an email to campus residents...

Despite being ahead on safety, still areas for students to improve

Ryan Landolph and Dana Miller November 10, 2015

With all of the recent incidents that have occurred this semester, The Kent Stater looked into how much of an importance safety is for students in the dorms.“Security and safety always has been a priority...

RA application available online for students

Ryan Landolph November 2, 2015

Students living on campus are now able to begin an application online to become a Resident Assistant (RA) for the 2016-2017 school year.The application opens Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. and closes Jan. 25 at 8 a.m.According...

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Energy conservation competition set to begin in residence halls

Ryan Landolph October 30, 2015

Kent State’s residence services will be hosting a two-week energy conservation competition, “Do it in the Dark 2015,” from Nov. 1 to Nov. 14.This two-week competition will take place in all residence...

Issues 2 and 3

Can I smoke that here? Issues 2 and 3 raise questions about marijuana on campus

Ian Flickinger October 20, 2015

A Kent State poll found that 56 percent of voters would vote “yes” on Issue 3, which would legalize the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana in Ohio.However, even if it is legalized, students...

Carolina Saguero, 18, left, of South Los Angeles, a freshman at Cal State Northridge, is photographed inside her dorm room that she shares with Marlissa Frey, 18, right, of Santa Clarita, also a freshman, on August 26, 2013. Next to Frey is her friend Ricky Escalante, 18, who was visiting. 

How to deal with roommate conflicts

Dara Sander August 27, 2015

For all incoming freshmen and returning students living in the residence halls, learning how to get along and resolve conflicts with roommates is an important part of the college dorm experience.Jill Church,...

Residence Services provides housing for students over spring break

Lauren Biertempfel March 11, 2015

Many students leave campus for spring break, but for some students, leaving is not an option.For students who have to stay on campus during spring break, Residence Services has a set of procedures to follow.“The...

Photo illustration by Graham Smith

Gender-neutral housing becomes an option for 2015-2016 school year

Sabrina Scott January 28, 2015

Kent State’s PR!DE organization and Residence Services are working together to make gender-neutral housing an option for the 2015-2016 housing application. Brandon Stephens, president of PR!DE, said...

Residence Services to celebrate completed Tri-Towers renovations

Carolyn Pippin October 13, 2014

More than 64,000 students have lived in the Tri-Towers buildings since 1968.Renovations on the Tri-Towers buildings began in 2012, and in commemoration of the renovations coming to an end, Residence Services...

Students consider housing options

Nathan Havenner September 24, 2014

One of the major decisions students face about college life has to do with the most basic of human needs: finding shelter.Whether friends are down the hall or down the street, housing on and off campus...

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