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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Understanding STDs: student resources for STD education and prevention

Jenna Bal, Reporter April 5, 2022

One in every eight sexually active adolescents and young adults who are on their parents’ health plan refuse to pursue sexual health care because they are afraid their parents will find out according...

Kent State removes weekly COVID-19 testing requirement for unvaccinated individuals

Zaria Johnson, Editor-in-chief March 15, 2022

Kent State University will no longer require weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff according to a Thursday email press release from Chief University Physician Lisa Dannemiller...

Unvaccinated students may face restrictions starting December 20

Alexandra Golden Reporter September 6, 2021

Kent State students, faculty and staff have until Dec. 20 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, President Todd Diacon announced via email on Aug. 27, 2021. Being fully vaccinated means having “their...

Mental Health KSU

Mental health resources offered at regional campus Kent State Stark

Sam Wright Reporter June 22, 2021

Mental health services at Kent State Stark will be offered for free: online or in-person, starting fall 2021. The services offered for mental health are located in the Campus Center. According to the...

Canvas training

University makes progress on transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas

Kaitlyn Finchler Reporter March 18, 2021

After the announcement of switching the university’s content management system from Blackboard to Canvas, faculty are gaining access to the system and students will be able to do so in the near future. Jim...

Screenshot of We Rate Covid Dashboards’ rating scheme, with Kent State’s rating highlighted in red.

KSU receives a B- on its updated COVID-19 dashboard

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 5, 2021

The Kent State COVID-19 dashboard received a B- from We Rate Covid Dashboards after previously getting a C+ rating last October.KSU received a C+ rating on its coronavirus dashboard in October, one of...

Fernandez’s negative test result from OSU’s weekly testing.

Kent State vs. OSU: Students share how their schools handled COVID-19

Ethan Cohen Reporter February 7, 2021

Over the last 10 months, universities have been heavily challenged by COVID-19. From changes in dining halls to testing students, students from the Ohio State University and Kent State adjust to the changes...

Coronavirus testing

Bloomberg January 24, 2021

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) places a Covid-19 swab test into a vial at a United Airlines testing sire inside San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco,...

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) places a Covid-19 swab test into a vial at a United Airlines testing sire inside San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2021. California reported 459 daily virus deaths, the second-highest tally since the pandemic began, as the most-populous state continues to battle a surge of cases that has strained health-care facilities. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The US just marked 25 million Covid-19 cases. Now it’s a race between vaccines and variants

(CNN) -- It took just over a year for the US to go from one to 25 million coronavirus infections.That's an average of about 67,934 new infections every day. Or like a new infection every 1.2 seconds since...

Update covid testing

Ohio Pandemic Team to hold free COVID-19 testing events at Kent State

This article has been updated to reflect the date change from Jan. 21 and 22 to Jan. 28 and 29 for the testing events. Kent State is partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to bring two open COVID-19...

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, 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, crown-like. 

Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to visit campus for free COVID-19 testing

Kent State and the city of Kent partnered with the state of Ohio to bring the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team to campus, the university announced in an email Wednesday. A team of medics from the Ohio National...

Dr. Amy Acton, head of the Ohio Department of Health, addresses members of the media during a press conference updating the public on COVID-19 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. A fifth case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was confirmed in Ohio earlier Thursday. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Canceled classes, voting with Q-tips: Virus concerns grow in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cancellations and closings are sweeping across Ohio as coronavirus concerns grow. A look at developments related to the virus that causes COVID-19 as the state tests for additional...

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