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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.

Students deal with extreme temperatures inside newly reopened Verder Hall

Andrew Bowie, Reporter September 14, 2023

Students were left without air conditioning inside Verder Hall after outside temperatures in the area surpassed 90 degrees last week.  In efforts to meet the demands for increased on-campus housing,...

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...

CARES Act data

How Kent State spent CARES Act funding: technology and COVID-19 protections

Emma Andrus Reporter March 24, 2021

When Kent State received $19 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, in 2020, at least half of that money was distributed to aid students through the...

Student COVID Testing

Chris Ramos October 2, 2020

Students social distance as they wait in line for free COVID-19 tests at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on Friday, Oct. 2. Select dorms on campus were picked to receive the free testing.  

KentWired staff interviews President Diacon, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020.

Diacon discusses university finances, outlook amid coronavirus pandemic

KentWired Staff April 16, 2020

Editor’s note: This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. KW: To get started with talking about finances, looking forward after COVID-19 or as it continues to progress, what’s the type...

A fan sits on the floor of a hall in Dunbar Hall at Kent State Kent, Ohio Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2018.

No air conditioning in Verder and Dunbar leaves residents steaming mad

Chris Ramos September 5, 2018

 Temperatures since the semester started have reached an average high of about 84 degrees, surpassing Kent’s historical average for the same period of time of about 76 degrees.Verder Hall and Dunbar...

Resident services hosted a block party for the residents of Prentice, Verder and Dunbar Halls Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

Block party a reminder of past and present

Carolyn Pippin September 3, 2014

The second annual New Front Block Party gave students living in Engleman, Prentice, Verder and Dunbar Halls a chance to meet more people and discover new organizations at Prentice Wednesday, Sept. 3.“Games...

Rembering Leah Carothers

Brian Smith February 13, 2014

Leah Carothers was the residence hall director of Verder and Engleman Halls. Leah passed away on Nov. 28, 2013.On February 13, friends, family members and colleges gathered at Verder Hall to remember Leah’s...

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