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Verder Hall, located at 150 Midway Drive, re-opened as an option for student housing in fall 2023.

Verder Hall to reopen, still no AC

Tyler Pyles, Reporter April 22, 2023

Verder Hall is reopening for student housing after being closed for three years. “Verder is back and will be housing incoming freshman and sophomores,” said Jill Jenkins, senior executive director...

The Students for a Democratic Society marched from Taylor Hall to the K to protest the food service conditions for students dining and working on campus on Tuesday, October 5.

New meal plan adds flexibility after controversial year for campus dining

September 1, 2022

Following a year of protests over on-campus dining, Kent State students have a new meal plan option to choose from starting in the fall 2022 semester. For $2,448 a semester, the Flash 200 Block plan...

Kent State students order salads, a healthier option, at The Slice in the Hub on Thursday evening, Oct. 16, 2013. Photo by Melanie Nesteruk.

Meal swipes expand to downtown, campus dining update

Alton Northup, Reporter April 23, 2022

After a rocky year for university culinary services, students will have additional options to look forward to during the fall 2022 semester. More locations are anticipated to open in the Student Hub,...

An Instagram post made by Kent State Students for a Democratic Society in protest of the conditions in the dining halls.

Update on dining hall petition

Megan Becker Assigning Editor September 23, 2021

Dining hall representatives “refuse[d] to ‘wave a white flag’" after a meeting with the Undergraduate Student Government Sept. 15 and address the issues outlined in the dining hall petition on

A screenshot of the universitys description of its dining options on the dining services website. 

Student with celiac disease expresses grievances with gluten-free dining options on campus

Alton Northup Reporter September 17, 2021

Kent State University advertises its inclusive dining options as a selling point to incoming freshmen. This year, however, students have expressed disappointment with the university, accusing dining services...

Two weeks after last vaccination those individuals are considered fully vaccinated.

New CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated on March 8. Being fully vaccinated differs depending on the vaccine the person received, according...

A notice placed on the door that connects Olson Hall and Lake Hall informing students of the quarantine. Photo taken by Troy Pierson. 

4 more floors placed under quarantine

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 15, 2020

A total of 305 students and eight floors are currently under quarantine, with the latest date going until Oct. 21. Each dorm was informed via a community update email from Jill Jenkins, executive director...

Life inside Kent State’s quarantine dorms

Nathan MehringReporter September 11, 2020

Quarantine dorm rooms are being used on campus to house students that have either been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have come to campus from outside of Ohio. For those traveling from other states,...

Trustees vote to increase room and board rates for fall 2020

Wyatt Loy Reporter March 4, 2020

Despite a $2 million increase in need-based funding to support lower- and middle-income students, incoming freshmen are going to incur increased room and board costs this fall.The Kent State Board of Trustees...

A group of Movers and Groovers pose for a portrait outside Olson Hall on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Movers and Groovers helped students move in to their dorm rooms.

Students move and groove into new campus homes

Jack Kopanski August 24, 2017

For freshman McDaniel Hartranft, the red-shirt volunteers helping her move into her dorm made the transition to college a little bit easier.“For me, I’m outgoing when other people are outgoing …...

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