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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Masks in classrooms will be lifted after the spring semester

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 14, 2022

Masks will no longer be required in classrooms starting May 19.   The announcement came in an email addressed to Kent State students, faculty and staff from Manfred van Dulmen, senior associate...

The Visit Healthcare testing center at Eastway is one of several walkup COVID-19 testing centers on campus. Feb. 4, 2022.

Kent State to freeze registration of students not in compliance with vaccine mandate

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 5, 2022

Starting next semester, Kent State University will place a registration hold on any student who has not been fully vaccinated or been granted an exemption.The university’s vaccine mandate has been in...

Kent State COVID-19 vaccine exemptions as of Oct. 29. 2021. 

Kent State’s COVID-19 plan for the 2022 spring semester

Haley Kisling Reporter December 6, 2021

Kent State is planning for a full array of in-person classes where faculty can meet with students, testing for unvaccinated individuals will take place and people will have to still wear masks inside. “Those...

Crawford Building

Crawford Building

A rendering of Crawford Hall, what will be the new building for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the College of Business Administration. The Kent State...

Women’s golf competes at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship Tournament

Kathryn Rajnicek Reporter September 23, 2021

Kent State’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place out of 17 teams in its second tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday.“I’ve been here three weeks, and it's been great to watch our...

President Todd Diacon sent an email press release requiring vaccinations for student, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses. 

Kent State announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement, plans for December deadline

Emma Andrus Reporter August 27, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses will be phased in over the fall semester, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday.“As the delta...

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look...

Gov. Mike DeWine is encouraging Ohioans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Comparing COVID-19 vaccines

Olivia Perry Reporter March 29, 2021

There are three vaccines approved for FDA emergency use authorization: Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna. Each vaccine has pros and cons, such as different percentages of effectiveness and number...

Centennial Field in 2020.

How COVID-19 has affected dorm living

Morgan Cummings Reporter March 23, 2021

Over a year has passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and dorm life at Kent State has been heavily affected. Many students who have returned to campus this year have noticed the residence halls...

As the meeting was held on International Women’s Day, Tankersley invited all female-identifying meeting participants to turn on their cameras for recognition. “I want to especially recognize the amazing women of Kent State who change the world every single day through their scientific breakthroughs, their creations and innovations, their support of one another, instruction of students, their work and communities and agencies all to better our society,” Tankersley said. 

Faculty Senate brings updates on fall 2021 semester, class scheduling

Emma Andrus, Reporter Kaitlyn Finchler, Reporter March 8, 2021

University officials released plans and hopes to move to fully in-person classes and experiences as early as the spring of 2022, Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley said in the Faculty...

OPINION: What is an expert nowadays?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer February 23, 2021

What’s the best case for what makes someone an expert and someone not an expert in something? We could say that physically Lebron James is a basketball expert or Bennet Omalu is an expert in neurology...

A mass vaccination event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on Feb. 2.

Here are the states allowing teachers to get Covid-19 vaccines

17 FEB 21 11:26 ET By Yon Pomrenze, Evan Simko-Bednarski and Elizabeth Stuart, CNN February 17, 2021

(CNN) -- As the debate rages over when it's safe for children to resume in-person classes, 28 states plus Washington, DC, are allowing some or all of their teachers and school staff to receive Covid-19 vaccines.Several...

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