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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Student shares hardships navigating campus with temporary disability

Olivia McWain Reporter February 17, 2022

In the aftermath of Winter Storms Izzy and Landon, Kent campus was quite difficult for students to navigate. Parking spots were taken by mounds of snow, walkways were icy and staircases were yet to be...

The Visit Healthcare testing center at Eastway is one of several walkup COVID-19 testing centers on campus. Feb. 4, 2022.

Kent State to freeze registration of students not in compliance with vaccine mandate

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 5, 2022

Starting next semester, Kent State University will place a registration hold on any student who has not been fully vaccinated or been granted an exemption.The university’s vaccine mandate has been in...

As of Dec. 20, all Kent State students, faculty and staff were required to be vaccinated unless they received an approved exemption. The university updates the Coronavirus Dashboard weekly.

Kent State releases COVID-19 vaccination rates for all campuses

Joshua Bailey Reporter February 4, 2022

In an email sent to the Kent State community, President Todd Diacon addressed vaccination rates and where the university stands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I can say without hesitation that...

Kent State President Todd Diacon

President Todd Diacon announces financial summary for upcoming fiscal year as enrollment trends downward

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Kent State’s enrollment continues to be a key factor in determining the university’s financial stability, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday to members of the Kent State community. Diacon...

Women’s golf competes at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship Tournament

Kathryn Rajnicek Reporter September 23, 2021

Kent State’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place out of 17 teams in its second tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday.“I’ve been here three weeks, and it's been great to watch our...

Department of Pan-African Studies to establish Center of African Studies effective Fall 2021

Nicole Lew Reporter July 7, 2021

The Department of Pan-African Studies will establish a new center aimed at focusing on contemporary African politics and current events. Effective fall 2021, the Center for African studies will complement...

“Walk for Water” virtual event flyer.

The Thirst Project Club spreads word of global crisis, hopes to further awareness

Chris Bright Reporter May 11, 2021

Kent State’s Thirst Project Club works to make a difference in the global water crisis and president Jenna Gilbreath hopes the group’s message will spread further throughout Kent to ignite global change. The...

Senior nursing student Courtney Shutt administers the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to senior sport administration major Ginny Weavill on March 30, 2021. Following April 13’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, Kent State paused the distribution of this vaccine to students, which began April 8. 

Kent State expected to receive large quantity of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

Kent State University expects to receive a “large quantity” of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, the university announced in an email Thursday. The shipment is a part of a program...

Spring 2021 graduates to have in-person commencement ceremonies

Madisyn Woodring Reporter March 18, 2021

Spring graduates from Kent State’s main campus will have the option to attend an outdoor commencement ceremony, according to an email President Todd Diacon sent Thursday. The ceremonies will begin the...

Chazzlyn Jackson is the candidate for the Student Body President for USG in the ’21-’22 school year. 

Meet the Candidates: Meet the Directors

Blake Westover, Reporter Ashley Blood, Reporter Lindsey Vlasic, Reporter March 15, 2021

Student Body President Candidate: Chazzlyn JacksonQ: What is your platform? A: “I am dedicated to a climate of inclusivity, advocacy and wellness. I want to enhance the student life experience through...

A screenshot of the award given to Kent State University from VIQTORY Media. 

Kent campus earns 12th consecutive Military Friendly honor

Emma Andrus Reporter February 26, 2021

For the 12th year in a row, Kent State’s main campus has been named a Military Friendly school for its commitment and service to its military community. The honor is given by VIQTORY Media, self described...

Margaret (Peggy) Shadduck is the vice president for Regional Campuses and dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies.

Q&A with new Vice President of Regional Campuses Peggy Shadduck

Olivia Futo Reporter February 5, 2021

Serving as a voice for students and faculty, Kent State’s new Vice President of Regional Campuses Peggy Shadduck plans to focus on advocating for each of the seven branches, she said in an interview...

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