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Masks in classrooms will be lifted after the spring semester

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 14, 2022

Masks will no longer be required in classrooms starting May 19.   The announcement came in an email addressed to Kent State students, faculty and staff from Manfred van Dulmen, senior associate...

Manfred van Dulmen promoted to new role within the university

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 5, 2022

Manfred van Dulmen was promoted to senior associate provost and dean of graduate studies on April 1, 2022, Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley announced in an email. Van Dulmen served...

Kent State students to voice opinions on university curriculum

Olivia McWain, Reporter March 21, 2022

The Division of Academic Affairs is orchestrating a forum for students to voice their concerns about the overall learning experience at Kent State. “You can help guide the direction we take to...

President Todd Diacon reaffirms Kent State’s commitment to following health guidelines and creating open dialogue at February’s Faculty Senate meeting.

Graduate program changes approved at Faculty Senate meeting

Wyatt Loy Reporter February 14, 2022

Between shifting academic requirements and upheavals of the Kent Core, academics took the spotlight on Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Graduate students will see a couple major program reforms. The...

The Visit Healthcare testing center at Eastway was one of several walkup COVID-19 testing centers on campus. Feb. 4, 2022. (The Kent Stater Files)

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...

Kent State COVID-19 vaccine exemptions as of Oct. 29. 2021. 

Kent State’s COVID-19 plan for the 2022 spring semester

Haley Kisling Reporter December 6, 2021

Kent State is planning for a full array of in-person classes where faculty can meet with students, testing for unvaccinated individuals will take place and people will have to still wear masks inside. “Those...

Crawford Building

Crawford Building

A rendering of Crawford Hall, what will be the new building for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the College of Business Administration. The Kent State...

Melody Tankersley is the senior vice president and provost at Kent State University.

Spring 2022 courses delivery to ‘reflect pre-pandemic’ levels, College of Business and Administration renamed

Emma Andrus Reporter October 11, 2021

University officials discussed plans for course delivery in future semesters and the development of a new strategic plan for academic success at the Faculty Senate meeting Monday. Senior Vice President...

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...

Vax Deadlines

Kent State expands weekly testing requirement, clarifies vaccine exemptions

Owen MacMillan Assistant Managing Editor September 16, 2021

Kent State will increase the amount of required COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students, according to an emailed press release signed by Manfred van Dulmen, associate provost for academic affairs and...

Kent State recommends face coverings for indoor gatherings

Emma Andrus Copy Editor July 28, 2021

Kent State announced revisions to its guidelines for face coverings in an emailed statement Wednesday.“Beginning today, we strongly recommend face coverings be worn by both vaccinated and unvaccinated...

Kent State is encouraging anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so.

KSU fall 2021 COVID-19 preparations

Alexandra Golden Reporter May 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to Kent State and many of the safety precautions will continue into the fall. KSU and the city of Kent will be working together to ensure safety for residents...

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