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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


President Todd Diacon sent an email press release requiring vaccinations for student, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses. 

Kent State announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement, plans for December deadline

Emma Andrus Reporter August 27, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses will be phased in over the fall semester, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday.“As the delta...

Screenshots of an email sent to KSU faculty explaining the plan for 3-foot distancing.

Petition against 3-foot distancing circles around Kent State students

Ethan Cohen and Olivia Perry Reporters April 9, 2021

Updates to the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes distancing requirements from six feet to three feet and are met with mixed opinions as KSU prepares for fall semester registration.An email was sent to...

Results from a survey conducted April 29-May 5, 2020 by Pew Research Center.

The COVID-19 vaccine and its potential impact on college students

Megan Medfisch Reporter November 24, 2020

An end to social distancing may be in sight with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, but it will depend on how many people choose to be vaccinated.Two companies, Moderna and Pfizer, are in Phase 3 trials,...

Nurse practitioner James Crowley of the DeWeese Health Center explains  vaccinations are important for college students on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

Measles outbreak on campus possible, but unlikely

Jade Critchfield February 6, 2019

While Kent State requires students to be vaccinated against measles, the percentage of vaccination is below what is needed to provide complete protection from a measles outbreak.University Health Services...

Screenshot from TV2 video on Vimeo. “Should you vaccinate your child?”

Recent measles outbreak highlights importance of vaccine

Haley Phillippi February 11, 2015

Measles, the highly contagious virus, has taken over headlines nationwide and is even being debated among members of Congress. It’s mandatory for all Kent State students to have the measles vaccination;...

Measles reaches peak in Ohio

Tyler Trill February 4, 2015

Measles in Ohio from on Vimeo.A virus is making a comeback, and Ohio is the leader in diagnosed cases.The Center of Disease Control said Ohio had 383 reported cases in 2014, almost 60% of...

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