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Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee to propose investments at Kent State Airport, new capital projects

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2023

The Board of Trustees Finance and Administration Committee agreed to recommend investing in an airport runway project and new training aircraft for aeronautics students at its committee meeting Wednesday....

Finance and Administration Committee recommends four capital projects, podiatric medicine tuition raise

Jocy Holtsberry , Reporter March 3, 2023

Four university construction projects and increasing tuition for the College of Podiatric Medicine were the focus of the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Administration Committee meeting Friday. The...

Racist threat found in Bowman Hall bathroom

Editor's note: The video portion of this story was published Feb. 2, and the written portion was published Feb. 5. A racist threat toward Black people and a swastika were carved into a plastic partition...

Kent States Oscar Ritchie Hall, located on 225 Terrace Dr, Kent, OH.

Racist message scratched into mural in Oscar Ritchie Hall

Kaitlyn Finchler, Campus Editor January 24, 2023

The letters “KKK” were scratched onto the forehead of a subject in a painted mural on the second floor of Oscar Ritchie Hall – the damage was reported to campus police on Jan. 18, but it’s unclear...

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...

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