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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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Board of Trustees approves budget for upcoming school year, increases tuition for incoming freshman class

Michael Neenan, Reporter May 23, 2024

The Board of Trustees approved a budget of $703.6 million for the fiscal year 2025, an increase of 2.3% or $16.1 million from the 2024 fiscal year budget of $687.5 million.  With the budget’s passage,...

New Kent State football coach Kenni Burns (center) poses with university athletic director Randale Richmond (left) and university president Todd Diacon (right) at Burns’ first press conference Dec. 16, 2022. Courtesy of Kent State Athletics

Kent GRIT era rolls on for extra year after coach signs extension

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Kent State football will be under the direction of Kenni Burns until the 2028 season after the first-time coach’s contract was extended an extra year Friday. Burns signed his initial five-year contract...

Kent State, Cleveland State collaborate to celebrate former president Michael Schwartz

Kent State, Cleveland State collaborate to celebrate former president Michael Schwartz

MinJee Yoo, Reporter February 10, 2024

The university gathered with Cleveland State University on Thursday to celebrate the legacy and life of Michael Schwartz, former president of the two universities.  Schwartz was Kent State’s ninth...

President Todd Diacon speaks during his online session, Talking with Todd.

Diacon urges respectful free speech during ‘Talking with Todd’

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

With tensions rising from the Palestine-Israel war, Kent State President Todd Diacon took the time to explain the university’s core values of kindness, respect and free speech in this semester’s installment...

Crawford Hall, a new building coming to Kent States main campus, being worked on April 19, 2023.

Crawford Hall: a look inside at creation, expectations of new business building

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 26, 2023

When driving past campus, it is hard not to point out the tall cranes and metal beam outline of the new business building that will be ready to use at the start of the fall 2024 semester. Students,...

Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship holds beam signing

TV2 Staff April 21, 2023

The Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship held a beam signing ceremony Thursday. During the event, donors to the building project, members of the college's national advisory board...

Chair John Riley (center left) and President Todd Diacon (center right) preside over The Kent State Board of Trustees meeting March 9, 2023.

Board of Trustees approves six new majors, two Resolution of Appreciation

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter March 9, 2023

The Kent State Board of Trustees unanimously approved the establishment of five new majors in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, one new major in the College of Arts and Sciences, along with approval...

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...

President Todd Diacon hosts ‘Talking with Todd’ session focused on the University’s economic impact

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter February 10, 2023

President Todd Diacon shared the many ways Kent State improved Ohio’s economy in the latest installment of Talking with Todd. Talking with Todd occurs monthly, where Diacon discusses a certain topic...

Kent State launches search for vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2022

Kent State is conducting a national search to fill the role of vice president for Research and Sponsored Programs, according to an email sent by the university Monday. A committee of 12 university faculty...

President Todd Diacon approves 2023-2024 academic calendar

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter July 20, 2022

The Kent State academic calendar for fall 2023 was changed to minimize class disruptions, allot for more appropriate instructional time and allow for administrative processing to be more timely. President...

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Meet the figures who are leading Black representation at Kent State

Cameron Aloway reporter May 7, 2021

Fifteen years ago, she came to the university as an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies. Six years later, she was named chair of the department.Presently, Amoaba Gooden has been...

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