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As President Todd Diacon delivers his remarks during the 2023 May 4th Commemoration, silent protestors in opposition to Ohio Senate Bill 83 rose from their seats and stepped forward with signs in hand.

Ohio’s higher education bill unlikely to go further in General Assembly

Kayla Gleason, Reporter December 1, 2023

Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hills) said on Tuesday, Senate Bill 83 will not have enough votes to pass through the House.  Stephens has been adamant before about the bill needing to change...

Silent protestors taking a stand at the 53rd Annual Commemoration for May 4, 1970.

Students, faculty return to campus as Senate Bill 83 waits in House Committee

Kayla Gleason, Reporter August 19, 2023

Many Kent State students and faculty will be returning to campus this fall for the first time since Senate Bill 83, also titled the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, was passed by the Ohio Senate...

‘This bill is not a solution’: Kent State faculty react to Senate Bill 83

Aden Graves, Reporter June 7, 2023

Since Senate Bill 83, or the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, was passed by the Ohio Senate May 17, several Kent State faculty members are expressing their thoughts on the bill and what it could...

Diacon addresses SB 83, stresses diversity commitment in ‘Talking with Todd’ session

Leah Shepard, Reporter May 2, 2023

President Todd Diacon discussed Senate Bill 83 and its possible effects on the university with faculty and staff Monday afternoon in this month's “Talking with Todd” session.  Diacon explained...

Union President Deb Smith responds to Senate Bill 83

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter April 16, 2023

Senate Bill 83 may cause university faculty to leave the state for employment in addition to banning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and striking for university employees, said Deb Smith,...

Ohio higher-ed bill would require instructors to teach ‘both sides’ on climate change

Kathiann M. Kowalski, Ohio Capital Journal March 27, 2023

Ohio Capital Journal -- Ohio college and university instructors could be barred from teaching climate science without also including false or misleading counterpoints under a sprawling higher education...

Ohio Senate Bill 83 seeks to curtail university diversity efforts and ban university employees from striking

Addison Foreman, Reporter March 25, 2023

Ohio Senate Bill 83, also known as the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, seeks to ban required diversity training in public universities, have universities take a more neutral stance on social issues...

Higher education bill would prohibit Ohio staff and employees from striking

MEGAN HENRY, Ohio Capital Journal March 20, 2023

OHIO CAPITAL JOURNAL– Senate Bill 83 is drawing harsh criticism from labor unions, who worry this could turn educators away from Ohio A massive higher education bill that would prohibit university staff...

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