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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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CARES Act funding supports updates to Franklin Hall classrooms

Austin Monigold Reporter April 6, 2021

Franklin Hall is using CARES Act funding for technology updates intended to help professors and students connect as smoothly as possible during the transition back to in-person classes and beyond.Kent...

Pamela Hickey is a yoga instructor at Kent State University. 

Kent State continues to offer all fitness classes virtually due to pandemic

Kenzie Johnston Reporter March 25, 2021

When the university shut down due to COVID-19 last March, all classes were shifted to the virtual environment. During the fall and spring semesters when some classes returned in person, all fitness classes...

Canvas training

University makes progress on transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 18, 2021

After the announcement of switching the university’s content management system from Blackboard to Canvas, faculty are gaining access to the system and students will be able to do so in the near future. Jim...

Emily Hervol is the assistant director of admissions at Kent State University. 

Virtual campus tours to be offered alongside in-person tours

Madison Knaack Reporter February 21, 2021

After COVID-19 put a halt to in person tours on campus, Emily Hervol, assistant director of admissions, said Kent State’s admissions office wanted to offer a different way prospective students and...

Gene Shelton, professor in the Media & Journalism department.

Students and professors alike manage the positive and negative aspects of classroom technology

Zach Shepherd Reporter February 16, 2021

As vaccines become more readily available, more schools are opening up. Students and teachers are looking for ways to improve the classroom environment using technology acquired during the pandemic, but...

Video Conferencing platforms infographic

Kent State professors choose between videoconferencing platforms for classes

Madison Knaack Reporter February 15, 2021

Videoconferencing platforms are the way most Kent State students have been attending their virtual classes since the pandemic began, giving professors a few to choose from.  Some of the most used platforms...

A sign outside of White Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Photo by Morgan McGrath.

Counseling Center finds both success and challenges in conducting virtual sessions

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter February 3, 2021

With the pandemic, counseling centers and their clients have faced their own difficulties when it comes to appointments. For the Kent State Counseling Center located in White Hall, it has made the transition...

Faculty at Kent State appreciate remote learning and its unexpected benefits

DaJonay Johnson Teaching reporter February 2, 2021

For some, remote learning has surprising benefits, professor Daisy Arokiasamy said during a Hyflex Learning event held by the Center for Teaching and Learning on Friday.“I feel this is much better than...

DOD and EHHS’s graphic advertising the Love is More Than Skin Deep panel discussion which took place in the evening on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Courtesy of DOD and EHHS.

Love is More Than Skin Deep: Master’s student hosts panel on interracial relationships

Zach Zdanowicz Reporter October 29, 2020

On Oct. 28, couples joined together for a virtual panel discussion to talk about what it is like to be in an interracial relationship.Alex Silverio, Kent State alumni who is currently earning her master’s...

Kent State’s online class transition made easier with Blackboard

Kim Fisher Technology reporter October 11, 2020

Classes moving from in-person to online is hard enough, but finding an operating system capable of handling the switch adds more pressure. Kent State already had an operating system that was ready to go...

Trumbull Campus to fill dean and chief administrative officer position

Kent State’s Trumbull campus announced its three top candidates to fill the dean and chief administrative officer position Sept. 23 and the candidates made their presentations this past week.Candidates...

Nike Run Club

Staying fit in college during the pandemic and winter months

With winter approaching and an expected increase in COVID-19 cases, students can stay healthy from home through campus virtual services and online applications.While health precautions are taken in gyms,...

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