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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State President Todd Diacon

President Todd Diacon announces financial summary for upcoming fiscal year as enrollment trends downward

Zaria Johnson Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Kent State’s enrollment continues to be a key factor in determining the university’s financial stability, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday to members of the Kent State community. Diacon...

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...

Senior nursing major Aniara Callipo has worked with COVID-19 patients as a patient care nursing assistant during the span of the pandemic. She graduates in August and is ready to jump in as a nurse.

Nursing students reflect on experiences in field during pandemic, share future plans

Kelly Krabill Reporter March 24, 2021

Wearing layers of personal protection equipment and sterilizing each instrument after treating COVID-19 patients became a normal part of senior nursing major Aniara Callipo’s shift at Cleveland Clinic...

KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, Ohio.

Long-term care facilities continue vaccinations, plan for reopening

Rachel Gross TV2 reporter February 23, 2021

As much of society is seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities are dealing with the brutal aftermath of the pandemic.Even as cases are decreasing,...

COVID-19 offers nursing students unique learning experience

Megan Medfisch Reporter December 13, 2020

Nursing majors receive valuable experience in clinical training as they continue to learn skills during a global pandemic.Lectures have moved online, while labs and clinicals remain in person. Students...

OPINION: Vote where power is: the streets

The debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in Cleveland on Sept. 29 was nothing less than a truly sublime moment, one which thoroughly encapsulated the current state of this country’s mainstream political...

Masks for Hope delivers medical supplies to local hospitals during the first drop-off on April 1. 

Kent State students donate medical masks to local hospitals, connect with international suppliers

Jenna Borthwick, TV2 Reporter April 16, 2020

“The way I see it is that some of these masks could save lives,” said Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student at Kent State University. As the number of coronavirus...

Kevin Pospichel, a senior IT user support analyst at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, wears a shield mask prototype. Pospichel manages the makerspace in the Architecture Building and has experience with 3D modeling. He helped create the PPE prototypes, alongside Ferdig and Kennedy. 

Kent State faculty aim to help first responders in light of personal protective equipment shortage

When nurse Tracy Dodson interacts with a patient experiencing respiratory issues, she wears goggles, gloves, a mask and a gown. She usually puts the equipment in a trash bin when she leaves the room. But...

Alyssa Hertz, junior fashion design major, works at her sewing machine creating masks to donate to hospitals in need. 

Sewing with a purpose: Kent State student creates masks to donate amid COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing shortages in the U.S. for items like bread, hand sanitizer and toilet paper at local stores. But for first responders and medical personnel, the critical shortage of N95...

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