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Current downtown of Kent, Ohio on March 2, 2020. 

How improvements made to Downtown Kent affect students today

Theresa Lovrak Reporter March 2, 2020

The year is 2002. As a college student at Kent State you have just a few options when it comes to entertainment downtown, and even fewer if you aren’t twenty-one. “The student body were the people...

A panoramic view of the city of Kent from 1882.

A look back at Kent’s history

Kaylee Peterson July 3, 2017

The story of Kent begins in 1790 with Captain Samuel Brady.Brady — often revered as an iconic symbol of Kent history — was actually a Native American killer, whose famed leap across the Cuyahoga River...

Our View: Warren deserved bonus, but process is flawed

Kent Stater Editors December 9, 2015

The Kent State Board of Trustees voted to give President Beverly Warren a $75,000 performance bonus and 2 percent raise at its meeting Tuesday.Warren was praised for her first year of service to the university,...

Kent State to break ground on new science building

Gabrielle Woodard September 29, 2015

Kent State is breaking ground for the new Integrated Sciences Building this Friday.The building will connect to the existing Williams Hall on the Science Mall and will add classrooms, instructional labs...

Our View: University attempts at openness not yet met need

KS Editors March 18, 2015

Summary: At about 2 p.m. Wednesday, students received an email from Kent State President Beverly Warren sharing that two of Kent State’s vice presidents will be leaving Kent State.While most students...

Photo courtesy of Delinda Starks.

Fashion students design Botanical Garden inspired pieces

Kelsey Drumm February 25, 2015

Kent State fashion design students crafted elegant floral dresses for a competition inspired by Cleveland Botanical Garden’s “Orchid Mania” exhibit. Kevin Wolfgang, TechStyleLAB manager and outreach...

Graphic by Audrey Fletcher, Lauren Friedman and Ryan Dunn  

How does KSU president’s salary stack up to other employees?

Marissa Barnhart November 24, 2014

Earning a base salary of $450,000 per year, Kent State President Beverly Warren sits at the top of Kent State’s salary pool. Although Warren’s six-figures isn’t unusual for university presidents,...

Junior environmental conservation biology major Sean Nichols and junior German/French translation major Kyle Darrah smoke outside the Student Center on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Nichols said Kent State becoming smoke-free could potentially help him quit smoking, while Darrah said she thinks enforcing the policy would distract campus security from more pressing issues.

Smoking ban talks remain in president’s cabinet

Emily Mills November 23, 2014

Smokers — students, faculty and staff alike — huddled outside buildings or on the heated grates that line the sidewalks, sneaking a cigarette in between classes or during their lunch break, are a common...

Kent State Board Trustee Dennis Eckart

Board of Trustees approves 2 percent tuition increase

Kent State University student tuition will increase 2 percent effective for the 2014-2015 academic year, a change the Kent State Board of Trustees approved at its meeting Wednesday.Undergraduate tuition...

President Lester Lefton, after an announcement that the Esplanade would be dedicated to him.

Lefton to join Flashnotes board

Jimmy Miller May 1, 2014

Kent State President Lester Lefton will join an organization dedicated to helping students sell course-specific study materials upon his retirement June 30.Lefton plans to join Flashnotes, a rising company...

Top 10 news stories this school year

DKS Editors May 1, 2014

This school year, Kent State saw a new president, a polar vortex, an extended Esplanade, a gunshot incident, a wrestler’s controversial tweets and a secretive presidential search. Editors at the Daily...

Letter to the editor from Michael Wilkins

Michael Wilkins May 1, 2014

President Lester A. Lefton will leave a great legacy behind him when he retires this June. When I first came to Kent in the fall of 2011, I can remember all of the construction going on around Kent. Throughout...

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