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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Kent State to pay at least $179K for presidential search, contract details ‘trade secrets’ claim from search firm

Laina Yost December 13, 2018

Kent State will pay Russell Reynolds Associates, the executive search firm chosen to find the university’s next president, a $170,000 retainer for its services, plus a $9,000 administrative fee.The total...

Faculty Senate chair Deb Smith speaks during the first meeting of the semester on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Faculty union declares impasse in negotiations

Rachel Hale October 29, 2018

The faculty union declared an impasse with the Kent State administration regarding contract negotiations.The Kent chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the university...

Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State alumna and an organizer of the open-carry walk, stands behind Ohio State Highway Patrolmen as she talks with counterprotesters in the Schwartz Center parking lot on Sept. 29, 2018.

Kent State spends $65k for security measures during open-carry event

Laina Yost and Brandon Bounds October 8, 2018

President Beverly Warren announced on Monday afternoon that Kent State spent $65,000 on security measures for last month’s open–carry walk.Kent State University Police, Kent City Police and the Ohio...

From left to right: Renaldo Dixon, Marquis Patterson and Maxim Matthee-OBrien. 

Arraignments set for three of four arrested during open-carry walk

Laina Yost October 3, 2018

A Ravenna man charged with fourth-degree felonious assault for allegedly striking an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper during Saturday’s open-carry march on Kent State’s campus was arraigned Monday...

Warren praises KSU Homecoming at Bowman Breakfast

Laina Yost October 3, 2018

Amid the clinking of plates as guests finished their breakfasts, President Beverly Warren stepped on stage to greet faculty, staff and city leaders at the 55th Bowman Breakfast.This year, Warren celebrated...

Police officers keep watch over the Schwartz Center parking lot as it fills with open-carry advocates. 

Blocked: Open-carry march turns to chaotic Esplanade standoff

A mild fall September day quickly descended into chaos as open-carry marchers, police in riot gear and counterprotestors clashed on the university Esplanade. Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct,...

Black United Students walk in solidarity and silence as they protest against the gun violence in the country.

BUS to host counterevent to open carry march on Saturday

Laina Yost September 26, 2018

Black United Students announced Wednesday they will be conducting a counter-event during Saturday’s planned open-carry walk.BUS will hold a memorial service for gun violence victims. The campus organization...

Kent organizations pushing for student registration for upcoming midterms

Laina Yost September 26, 2018

University organizations are kicking voter registration into high gear as the November midterm elections approach.Kent State Votes, a coalition of students, faculty, staff and community members aimed at...

Demonstrators stand together in support of the second amendment and gun rights on Friday, April 27.

Organizers cancel open-carry rally after university issues $14K security bill, campus walk to take place instead

Brandon Bounds and Laina Yost September 17, 2018

An anticipated open-carry rally on Kent State’s main campus September 29 will now be an open-carry walk, said Kent State alumna Kaitlin Bennett.The decision came three days after the university sent...

President Beverly Warren and Congressman Tim Ryan present check to faculty researchers on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. 

Tim Ryan presents research grant to Kent State

Laina Yost September 10, 2018

Congressman Tim Ryan presented Kent State faculty researchers with a $3.7 million check for research that includes stormwater flooding and effects of child injury trauma.Kent State received six research...

The Kent Stater | Eslah Attar | Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, speaks to Kent State Students on the climate of the current political election in Franklin Hall at Kent State on March 30, 2016.

A quick rundown of the Ohio November elections

Laina Yost September 5, 2018

The November elections, widely regarded as a referendum on President Donald Trump, are heating up in Ohio.Former president Barack Obama will campaign in Cleveland next Thursday for the Democratic gubernatorial...

A student walks across the K at Risman Plaza on campus of Kent State University the evening of September 5, 2018. 

Kent State falls in Forbes’ college rankings, but does it really matter?

Laina Yost and Valerie Royzman September 5, 2018

In an email addressed to all members of the Kent State community in September 2017, President Beverly Warren touted the university’s status in the U.S. News and World Report rankings released every year...

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