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Kent States Verder Hall, located at 150 Midway Dr. As of the Fall 2023 semester, the dorm has been reopened as a housing option for students.

Verder Hall residents receive single rooms as consolation

Andrew Bowie, Reporter December 7, 2023

Verder Hall was brought back for the 2023-24 academic school year to meet the high demand for housing. Residents have experienced a wide range of issues from broken sewer lines to temperatures reaching...

Verder Hall, located at 150 Midway Drive, re-opened as an option for student housing in fall 2023.

Students in Verder Hall left without water this morning

Andrew Bowie, Reporter September 22, 2023

Students living in Verder Hall were told their water would shut off from 5 a.m. Friday to Saturday evening – and potentially longer – due to needed repairs to the building's main sewage line.  Early...

University Housing adjusts to more residents

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter September 9, 2023

More students are living on-campus this semester than in recent years. TV2's Jacob Brooks explains how University Housing gave everyone a place to live. Jacob Brooks is a TV2 reporter. Contact him at...

Verder Hall, located at 150 Midway Drive, re-opened as an option for student housing in fall 2023.

Verder Hall to reopen, still no AC

Tyler Pyles, Reporter April 22, 2023

Verder Hall is reopening for student housing after being closed for three years. “Verder is back and will be housing incoming freshman and sophomores,” said Jill Jenkins, senior executive director...

Kent State University President Todd Diacon speaks to the audience during the groundbreaking ceremony.

Gateway Master Plan starts; Terrace Drive closed for year

September 1, 2022

Kent State began part one of its three-part plan which aims to add new buildings to campus while making the campus a more walkable place. The 10-year plan is known as the Kent Campus Gateway...

Kent State announces plans for fall 2021 semester

Elias Shingleton Digital Content Producer February 24, 2021

Kent State announced it will conduct more in-person classes and activities in the fall 2021 semester amid continuing protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.According to a letter from the Office...

Opinion: Q&A with Common Pleas judge Becky Doherty

Sara Crawford Opinion editor November 3, 2020

Becky Doherty is a Common Pleas Court judge for Portage County. She has served as a Common Pleas Court judge since the beginning of 2014 and is now running for re-election. On the Common Pleas Court, she...

Kent Health Department Notice

Centennial Court A begins 19-student quarantine

Jessica Cobb Regionals/Teaching reporter September 29, 2020

It was a hectic first day of quarantine for Nicholas Negron and his roommates in the Centennial Court A dorms. “I just woke up to my roommate saying, ‘we’re done, either shut down here or we’re...

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, 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, which means crown-like.

25 residents in Clark Hall to quarantine until Oct. 7

Gina Butkovich, managing editor Lauren Sasala, editor-in-chief September 25, 2020

Twenty-five residents of Clark Hall are in quarantine after two positive cases of COVID-19 were detected among students living there. The Kent City Health Department told residents they must quarantine...

Trustees vote to increase room and board rates for fall 2020

Wyatt Loy Reporter March 4, 2020

Despite a $2 million increase in need-based funding to support lower- and middle-income students, incoming freshmen are going to incur increased room and board costs this fall.The Kent State Board of Trustees...

OneStop flyer

FAFSA workshops at OneStop help students understand the application

Aaron McDade October 30, 2018

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an important part of the financial college process for students across the country, as many students depend on financial aid to pay for their...

Keeping it cool: Residence halls welcome air conditioning

Colin Baker September 14, 2017

The Lake and Olson residence halls now have air conditioning, new roofing and carpeting this semester, with similar renovations coming to Verder Hall a year from now.“It’s been the most amazing addition...

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