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When students keep their cameras off, the professor may see a screen full of blank boxes. However, assuming theyve turned their cameras off because theyre not paying attention is unfair. There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to keep their cameras off, such as those listed here. 

OPINION: Professors, it’s time to rethink that mandatory cameras-on policy

Lyndsey Brennan Opinion Writer March 4, 2021

I know, I know. Professors who adopt cameras-on policies for their online classes are usually well-intentioned.They want to make sure we’re understanding the material and engaged. They want to give...

Kent Police responds to man allegedly seen invading sorority’s privacy

Chris Ramos August 28, 2018

Kent Police responded to a call reporting a man allegedly trespassing on Delta Zeta property Sunday night.The call stated that a white male wearing a white tank top was seen hiding in the trees outside...


Katie Falkenberg March 29, 2016

Protesters, from left, Sandra Bell, Victoria Best, and Charles Fredricks, hold signs in support of Apple store in Santa Monica, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Rallies were planned at Apple stores across...

Matt Poe

Opinion: Ruling in Apple’s favor a win for the public

Matt Poe March 1, 2016

A New York judge ruled in favor of Apple in its case against the U.S. Department of Justice, in what could turn out to be a landmark decision for the tech giant and the public. The Justice Department has...

Social Media Strategy for the Workplace

Maggie Wachtel October 4, 2015

Social media is a way many people can stay connected. Using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to post pictures of a latest vacation or thoughts on what’s going on in the world isn’t out of the ordinary.However,...

Daniel Lathrop from the Dallas Morning News speaks at the 2014 Poynter Media Ethics workshop Data Minefields on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Franklin Hall.

Google Glass, technology show future of data journalism at annual Kent State ethics workshop

Julia Kerchenski September 18, 2014

Journalist Robert Hernandez popped Google Glass on his son’s head, gave him a toy airplane and let him run. He played the video to show that Google Glass can be fun but can also serve as a powerful tool...

Guest Column: A push for making emails more private

Philadelphia Inquirer April 15, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, April 13:    After a litany of startling revelations about the National Security Agency's bulk collection of emails and more,...

Albert Fisler is a columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: The NSA and smartphones: Are we being spied on?

Albert Fisler January 16, 2014

Editor's note: Because of an editor’s error, the wrong headshot of Albert Fisler was posted on Friday. The correct headshot is now featured.This summer, Edward Snowden announced to the world that the...

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