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Parking deck plans canceled

Jacob Brooks, Reporter March 13, 2023

Kent State will not be moving forward on plans for new parking decks on campus. Five years ago, Kent State’s Board of Trustees approved phase one of the Gateway Master Plan. The $220 million phase,...

Cars line the sidewalk of the Prentice parking lot.

USG holds meeting to discuss parking issues

Macy Rosen, Reporter October 18, 2022

An Undergraduate Student Government meeting allowed students to express their concerns about parking and transit services Oct. 6. Following the conversation, USG plans to compile student statements...

Construction for Crawford Hall is creating complications for staff and student parking

Macy Rosen, Reporter September 6, 2022

Construction for the new business building, Crawford Hall, has created challenges with traffic and parking on campus since March. Staff and students are finding it difficult to adjust to the parking...

Kent State faces parking rate increase

Celetre Jones Finance reporter September 27, 2019

This fall, Kent State parking meter prices increased by 25 cents an hour and visitor parking increased to $4 for the first two hours. Larry Emling, parking service manager and a 21-year employee, said...

Overselling of parking passes leads to shortage of spots

Alex Tinline October 11, 2017

The overselling of Kent State parking passes is leaving many students without a place to park for the Fall 2017 semester.“Everyday in the Verder (commuter) lot, people are parking in the fire lanes,...

Data compiled and visualized by Matthew Merchant using data courtesy of Parking Services

Here’s the ticket: an analysis of Parking Services

Matthew Merchant October 18, 2015

Each semester, a number of students at Kent State’s main campus have an encounter with a neon-green wearing, ticket-machine toting parking services worker. Yellow tickets placed on vehicle windows are...

Letter to the editor: Kent State needs parking decks

Jake Brown September 29, 2015

There’s no plan to build a parking deck right now. Go figure.I am a commuter student. I like to think I have two commutes each day: one in my car, and one in my shoes. I park in downtown Kent, near...

Summer Kent Stater Construction of the Manchester/Fletcher parking lot on July 17, 2015.

Parking Services makes campus-wide improvements

Eric Poston September 15, 2015

Students who park in campus parking lots can expect to see some improvements this semester. Several of them were made this summer in preparation for the Summit Street project, which is expected to begin...

Graphic by Kelly Travillian.

Specific areas on campus more dangerous during winter weather

Samantha Ickes January 14, 2015

North campus and areas that get the most shade tend to present a greater risk for encountering black ice — a transparent coating of ice that covers many of the surfaces on campus.Kent State’s University...

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