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KSU Trustees Chair: ‘No laws have been broken’

May 19, 2014

Letter to the EditorThe success of Kent State University’s recent presidential search is already being felt across the region as Dr. Beverly J. Warren prepares to assume her new role in July, yet stories...

Top 10 news stories this school year

DKS Editors May 1, 2014

This school year, Kent State saw a new president, a polar vortex, an extended Esplanade, a gunshot incident, a wrestler’s controversial tweets and a secretive presidential search. Editors at the Daily...

County auditor questions ‘sad’ KSU presidential-search privacy

Rebecca Reis April 20, 2014

Regarding Kent State’s presidential search, Portage County Auditor Janet Esposito didn’t mince words.“I think it’s sad when we get to that point where they think they have to have confidential...

Our View: The worst public transparency crisis since the last time around

DKS Editors April 20, 2014

University officials have declared they’re done talking about the presidential search that found President-Elect Beverly Warren. We wish we could be done too.We wish we didn’t have to remind the top...

Reports: Presidential search totals to almost $200,000

Jimmy Miller January 28, 2014

Kent State spent nearly $200,000 over the course of nine months to find its next president, Beverly Warren.The university spent the bulk of the money on paying search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates...

In Warren’s words: What the next president has said

Beverly Warren January 13, 2014

Collaborating with other Ohio schools: I think the number one thing I want to make sure as I introduce myself to my colleagues across Ohio is that there is commitment to do this work together. Higher education...

Kent State faculty and students give a round of applause for university president-elect Beverly Warren at a meet-and-greet held in the Schwebel Room at the Student Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Warrens presidency will take effect in July, replacing outgoing President Lester Lefton.

Warren embraces Kent State community

Madeleine Winer January 13, 2014

Warm, engaging, open and welcoming — all words the university community used to describe Beverly Warren, Kent State’s next president set to take over in July, following her announcement at a special...

Our View: Warren for a day

DKS Editors January 13, 2014

The announcement last week of Beverly Warren as the next KSU president might have been sudden and surprising to many in the university community. About a hundred flocked to Rockwell Hall for the announcement,...

Presidential contract gives Warren $450,000, house and car

Jimmy Miller January 13, 2014

When Beverly Warren takes over as president of Kent State in July, she will be entitled to the presidential house, a car, 30 days paid vacation and a base salary of $450,000 — more than $40,000 more...

Elaina Sauber is a senior English major and opinion editor for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at

Opinion: Honesty best policy with new president

Elaina Sauber January 13, 2014

When I began attending Kent State, it was apparent from week one that President Lefton had significant plans over the next few years.  Indeed, he has been responsible for several remarkable improvements...

21 applicants for president revealed diverse pool of candidates, no Warren

Madeleine Winer January 13, 2014

Beverly Warren’s name was not among the 21 applications collected by Kent State’s legal department and released in response to a public records request at the end of the search.Warren said she was...

Guest columnist: New KSU President Focuses on Students

Alex Evans January 12, 2014

Dr. Warren caught me off guard when I first met her; anxiously thinking through my repertoire of questions any student would be interested in asking their next president, my attention focused on her welcoming...

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