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Marijuana may become decriminalized in Kent, but not on campus

Gavin Mitten Reporter March 1, 2022

The Kent Police Department would not acknowledge the Sensible Marihuana Ordinance if it passed. Sensible Kent, part of the statewide Sensible Movement Coalition, has a proposed ordinance that would...

Matthew Rollyson is the assistant dean of CCI.

CCI Core approaches 10-year anniversary

Austin Monigold reporter March 29, 2021

The CCI Core, a base set of cross-major courses required for students with majors in the College of Communication and Information, has grown in 10 years from three required classes to 10 options.For the...

Journalism professor Jeff Fruit is the current interim director for School of Library and Information Science. The school is currently searching for a new director, after the former director resigned last year.

JMC change to MDJ creates more inclusive school name

Auston Monigold Reporter March 4, 2021

The history of media at Kent State reached a new milestone when the School of Journalism and Mass Communication changed its name to the School of Media and Journalism, becoming more inclusive to its umbrella...

Tricia Knoles is the KSU Police Department community resource officer. 

Dating violence, liquor and drug abuse down in annual campus safety report

Emma Andrus Reporter Madisyn Woodring Reporter February 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: The following story has been updated to include information about the Clery Act, such as the fire occurrences, and additional information on other crimes. Reports of dating violence and...

Although the Kent Stage is currently closed, the venue still hosts live streams to continue supporting artists.

Kent Stage looks forward to reopening and Save Our Stages Act

Brynne Mann Reporter February 8, 2021

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone, the Kent Stage owner said about the venue’s temporary closure.The Save Our Stages Act was created by the National Independent Venue Association to help...

Ohio is one of 10 states, mainly in the Rust Belt, likely to lose seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 Census next month, according to projections by The Kent Stater. Seven states are expected to gain districts, led by Texas with three added seats and Florida with two.

Projections show Ohio likely to lose House seats following 2020 Census

Editor’s note: This story is the work of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Interviewing and Data class. Ohio is one of 10 states — mainly across the Rust Belt —...

Emily Metzgar was named the new director of Kent States School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Courtesy of Kent State University 

Emily Metzgar announced as JMC director

Brady Warmbein Reporter February 20, 2020

Emily Metzgar, the director of undergraduate studies for the Media School at Indiana University, was announced as the next director for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on February 20.Metzgar...

Marino teaches feature writing and business of publishing. 

JMC Professor Jacqueline Marino wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Katie Thompson Teaching reporter November 10, 2019

When journalism professor Jacqueline Marino spent the semester as part of Kent State’s Washington Program in National Issues, she knew she was meant to be a journalist. Marino teaches in the School...

JMC to hold 14th Robert G. McGruder Award lecture

Conor Battles February 21, 2018

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication will hold its 14th annual Robert G. McGruder Distinguished Lecture and Award Program March 2.This year’s award recipients are Pulitzer Prize-winning Detroit...

Gary Hanson helps student Jon Jankowski edit a video in 2013. 

Long-standing Kent State journalism professor dies

Lydia Taylor May 19, 2017

Gary Hanson, an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication known for his dedication to students, died Thursday following a long battle with cancer.“Gary was a mentor to me...

Annual ONPA Contest and Judging Seminar returns to Kent

Zak Kinkaid April 20, 2016

The 65th annual Ohio News Photographers Association (ONPA) Contest Judging and Seminar will be held on Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24 in Franklin Hall, room 340.The ONPA Contest Judging and...

CareerExpo registration deadline approaches

Latisha Ellison February 26, 2016

Kent State's College of Communication and Information (CCI) will host its fourth CareerExpo for juniors, seniors, graduate students and alumni in Cleveland on March 4.  CareerExpo2016 will bring companies...

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