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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Overview of Kent State University.

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...


“Solidarity Today For a Better Tomorrow:” Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks to young activists on how to grow into their power

Brianna Camp Reporter May 7, 2021

Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum visited Kent State and spoke to how the pandemic has affected poverty and human rights and provided guidance on how young activists can take control of their situations...

Melody Tankersley is the senior vice president and provost at Kent State University.

Senior vice president, provost candidate Melody Tankersley gives presentation

Megan McSweeney Reporter October 17, 2020

Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., says Kent State is the perfect university.“I love the core values of kindness, respect and purpose in all we do," Tankersley said....

New Office of University Outreach and Engagement to connect public school students with colleges

Megan McSweeney Reporter October 14, 2020

The new Office of University Outreach and Engagement is set to connect with the surrounding community with the goal of getting students to Kent State and, more importantly, college. Dana Lawless-Andric,...

The New York Times called the textbook in question, Anime from Akira to Howls Moving Castle, a thoughtful and carefully researched account. Its author, Susan J. Napier, is a Professor of the Japanese Program at Tufts University. This is her third book. 

State representatives object to anime textbook that depicts sexual assault

Lyndsey Brennan Reporter October 13, 2020

State representatives Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp.) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) sent a letter to Kent State President Todd Diacon last week demanding the university immediately pull a textbook they said...

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...

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, which means crown-like.

25 residents in Clark Hall to quarantine until Oct. 7

Gina Butkovich, managing editor Lauren Sasala, editor-in-chief September 25, 2020

Twenty-five residents of Clark Hall are in quarantine after two positive cases of COVID-19 were detected among students living there. The Kent City Health Department told residents they must quarantine...

Diacon asks students to ‘take responsibility’ for slowing COVID-19 spread

Troy Pierson Reporter September 22, 2020

Kent State President Todd Diacon and Kent City Health Commissioner Joan Seidel stated in an email the rise in COVID-19 cases is attributable to gatherings off-campus, and that students attending these...

Q&A: President Todd Diacon

KentWired Staff February 14, 2020

Editor’s note: KW interviewed President Todd Diacon Feb. 13, 2020. The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.KW: What did we learn from the spring 15-day numbers compared to the...

President Todd Diacon tests out the green screen at the TV2 studio on February 13, 2020.

University President Diacon visits newsroom

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor February 13, 2020

“Well this just in: it’s cold,” said University President Todd Diacon as the cameras roll on the Thursday night newscast. Today, as a part of a series of visiting the different colleges at Kent...

President Todd Diacon meets with Student Media representatives on Oct. 15, 2019. 

Q and A with President Todd Diacon

KentWired Staff October 16, 2019

Members of the KentWired staff sat down with Kent State President Todd Diacon to ask him some questions about his first year as president. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.KENTWIRED:...

On Sept. 8 2019 the University of Maine played Temple University that resulted in a scoreless scrimmage due to the game being ended in double overtime because of a firework display for Kent States football team.

Kent State releases results from internal investigation into canceled field hockey game

Gina Butkovich Sports editor October 4, 2019

Editors Note: The original version was updated to include a quote from University of Maine's athletic director. On September 7, 2019, Kent State cancelled a NCAA Division 1 field hockey game between the...

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