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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Created Equal to host ‘controversial’ anti-abortion protest on Risman Plaza

Zaria Johnson, Editor-In-Chief April 7, 2022

The anti-abortion group Created Equal will be on Risman Plaza Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to display signage depicting “the gruesome reality of abortions,” and to “engage students in conversation...

The Kent State Board of Trustees met in-person on Wednesday June 23, 2021. The meeting was broadcasted virtually via Boxcast. 

Board of Trustees approves renovations to College of Aeronautics and Engineering building, Ice Arena, other capital projects

Raygene English Reporter June 24, 2021

The university will move forward with plans for an addition to the College of Aeronautics and Engineering Building, as approved by the Board of Trustees in an in-person meeting broadcasted virtually Wednesday.The...

Amoaba Gooden is the interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Amoaba Gooden selected as finalist for vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

Kelly Krabill Reporter April 14, 2021

Amoaba Gooden, who has a doctorate in African-American studies from Temple University, has been selected “as the sole finalist for the position” of vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion,...

The Board of Trustees approved two new institutes in a Zoom meeting Wednesday, March 10. The trustees also approved changes in course fees and the addition of new campus solar array project. 

Changes to course fees, new campus solar array project approved by Board of Trustees

Emma Andrus Reporter March 10, 2021

The Kent State Board of Trustees approved the removal and addition of numerous course-related fees alongside the implementation of a solar array at its March 10 meeting. The changes to programming course...

Kent food service, maintenance, skilled-trade workers to see a 3-year wage increase

The Kent State Board of Trustees has come to agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) on a three-year wage increase for roughly 400 staff, including food...

Board of Trustees approves voluntary separation agreement

On Wednesday, May 6, Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, sent an email to Kent State faculty and staff regarding budget planning for fiscal year 2021 to counter the financial...

Parking pass prices to increase

Griffin White Reporter March 10, 2020

Student parking permit prices will be raised to $112.50 starting in the fall of 2020.For students, this will be a $12 increase from the previous $100. For faculty and staff rates are rising $0.76 per month...

Trustees vote to increase room and board rates for fall 2020

Wyatt Loy Reporter March 4, 2020

Despite a $2 million increase in need-based funding to support lower- and middle-income students, incoming freshmen are going to incur increased room and board costs this fall.The Kent State Board of Trustees...

Kent State pays thousands of dollars a month in vehicle stipends to coaches and administrators. 

Kent State pays thousands in vehicle stipends per month

Kent State pays $650 monthly vehicle stipends to 17 members of the president’s cabinet, as well as a $1,500 stipend to President Todd Diacon, according to public records obtained by KentWired. Employees...

Bowman Breakfast celebrates City of Kent and Kent State partnership

Laina Yost April 4, 2018

Leaders from the City of Kent and Kent State met for breakfast Wednesday morning with a panel to discuss university and town relations.The Facilities Master Plan was the main focus of the meeting. President...

Board of Trustees ponders future of international student enrollment

Tierra Thomas December 13, 2017

Although finding solutions for declining international enrollment did not initially appear on their list of topics, the Kent State Board of Trustees made time to discuss it anyway.“We keep going for...

Kent State holds 53rd Annual Bowman Breakfast

Olivia Minnier March 30, 2016

The 53rd Semi-Annual Bowman Breakfast continued the discussion on the global impact of Kent area businesses as well as the boost they give the economy locally.  Sponsored by the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce...

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