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


(From left to right) Roseann Chic Canfora, Provost Melody Tankersley, Jon Meacham and President Todd Diacon watch a video during the May 4 Commemoration on May 4, 2022.

Provost Tankersley addresses vision for intersectionality at university

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter April 17, 2023

Melody Tankersley is the first woman to serve as Kent State’s provost. As provost, Tankersley is the second-highest-ranking executive officer at the university. She oversees all things academic such...

Provost’s office staff plays role in hiring, planning, providing support

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter April 17, 2023

Hiring, planning and providing support are all key aspects to the Office of the Provost. The provost uses her support staff to execute these aspects.  Melody Tankersley serves as provost and oversees...

Meet the USG candidates: Directors

Meet the USG candidates: Directors

Jillian Schrift, Jocy Holtsberry, and Alex Zito March 18, 2023

Editor’s Note: All interviews were conducted via email question-and-answer responses. Undergraduate Student Government elections for the 2023-2024 academic year open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 21 and...

Faculty senate hears Kent State works presentation, elects new senators

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter March 15, 2023

Editor's note: The Student Academic Complaint Policy description was corrected. The next faculty senate will now be held in the Governance Chambers The faculty senate implemented revisions to the...

Chair John Riley (center left) and President Todd Diacon (center right) preside over The Kent State Board of Trustees meeting March 9, 2023.

Board of Trustees approves six new majors, two Resolution of Appreciation

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter March 9, 2023

The Kent State Board of Trustees unanimously approved the establishment of five new majors in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, one new major in the College of Arts and Sciences, along with approval...

Finance and Administration Committee recommends four capital projects, podiatric medicine tuition raise

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter March 3, 2023

Four university construction projects and increasing tuition for the College of Podiatric Medicine were the focus of the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Administration Committee meeting Friday. The...

The difference in enrollment numbers from spring 2022 and spring 2023 from all eight campuses.

Spring enrollment data shows stability

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter February 17, 2023

Kent State’s spring enrollment data show signs of enrollment numbers stabilizing after a six-year decline. Ohio colleges are required to submit enrollment data to the state on the 15th day of each...

Faculty senate receives anti-racism task force update, approves amendments to graduate and chemistry programs

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter February 14, 2023

The faculty senate heard a report on the anti-racism task force and voted on proposals from the Educational Policy Council in their Feb. 13 meeting. Amoaba Gooden, vice president for the division of...

President Todd Diacon hosts ‘Talking with Todd’ session focused on the University’s economic impact

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter February 10, 2023

President Todd Diacon shared the many ways Kent State improved Ohio’s economy in the latest installment of Talking with Todd. Talking with Todd occurs monthly, where Diacon discusses a certain topic...

Increase in female voter registration for midterms

Kaylie Norris, Reporter November 9, 2022

Female voters are heading to the polls in larger numbers than years past to defend their rights. “Midterms aren’t usually seen as a big deal, but this one is,” said Jocy Holtsberry, president...

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