Kent State University and the City of Kent released guidance for Halloween this year, emphasizing to community members and students to not attend or hold mass gatherings of more than 10 people.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After a raucous first debate led organizers to introduce a mute button, the second and final meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was a downright civil affair.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, meet on the debate stage for the second and final time Thursday night in Tennessee. The 90-minute prime-time meeting comes just 12 days before Election Day.
New cases of COVID-19 are on the rise across Ohio and here in Portage County - TV2 reporter Jenna Gobrecht spoke with Manfred Van Dulmen, Interim Associate Provost of Kent State, to learn what could happen to campus if the county is upgraded to a Level 4 purple public health emergency.
Wearing masks is the new norm, and it’s turned into a movement, culture and a fashion statement in less than six months. There are a multitude of different masks offered: with filters, without filters, different patterns and fabrics, as well as disposable and reusable masks.
After the closure of Prentice Café, the only completely gluten-free dining hall on campus, gluten-free students must look elsewhere for dining options.
Montserrat Fuentes believes Kent State’s values fit well with her own, an issue she faced in her previous position at the University of Iowa.
The Kent Student Center Post Office has temporarily moved its services to the FLASHcard Office in the lower level of the Student Center and to Mail Services in the Administrative Services Building for the next two weeks.
The search for the Vice President of Regional Campuses and Dean of the College of Applied and Technical Studies has been narrowed to three final candidates: Margaret Shadduck, David Dees and Jennie Gallimore.
"The Haunt on Strawberry Hill" is in its fifteenth year of horror - Eric Corwin of Rootstown starts preparing for the holiday in August and uses the display to not only spread Halloween cheer but to give back to his community.
(CNN) -- Competing town halls on Thursday night will have President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, facing tough questions from voters, but viewers at home will be forced to choose which one to watch live.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he an…
A children’s book becomes interactive as Main Street Kent kicks off its second annual “Story Walk” today and continues through Oct. 31.
After a long day at school, one member of Kent State’s Dress Up for Downs organization returned home to find the first letter written by her pen pal.
Only about a quarter of people who work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are women, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project.
157 Lounge in downtown Kent received a citation from the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) Saturday night for coronavirus health violations.
The new Office of University Outreach and Engagement is set to connect with the surrounding community with the goal of getting students to Kent State and, more importantly, college.
State representatives Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp.) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) sent a letter to Kent State President Todd Diacon last week demanding the university immediately pull a textbook they said contains “highly inappropriate” pornographic material from use in a composition class ab…
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose emphasized the importance of holding fair and safe elections Friday afternoon with members of Undergraduate Student Government (USG).
As flu season approaches, doctors urge students and faculty to get their flu shot to prevent commingling of sicknesses with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kent State Board of Trustees has come to agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) on a three-year wage increase for roughly 400 staff, including food service, maintenance and skilled-trade workers.
Classes moving from in-person to online is hard enough, but finding an operating system capable of handling the switch adds more pressure. Kent State already had an operating system that was ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Katy Schormann opened up Kaitlyn Christine Co. through Instagram when quarantine hit at the end of March. It kept her hands moving through the stay-at-home months and some extra cash in her pockets, Schormann said.
The once-called “wildest homecoming tradition” resurfaced Thursday as couples who met at Kent State celebrated how the university brought them together.
Becky Lindsey, the owner of The Pub in Kent, issued an apology on Facebook on Oct. 5 that acknowledged The Pub’s staff has not done the best they could to comply with COVID-19 requirements issued by the Kent City Health Department. Employees recognize “there are things we need to do better,”…
On Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine redesgnated Portage County as a red level 3 public health emergency. The City of Kent is also taking new precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - Gianna DaPra has the details.
Two Ohio state representatives wrote a letter to Kent State President Todd Diacon saying that a class at a branch campus for "assigning adult-oriented material" to underage students. TV2's Jenna Gobrecht spoke to one of the representatives who is condeming the university for "awarding colleg…
The Kent City Council Committee voted to implement an ordinance to prohibit mass gatherings of more than 10 people during their monthly city council committee meeting Wednesday evening.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will not participate in the second presidential debate with Joe Biden after the Commission on Presidential Debates said the event will be held virtually in the wake of the President's positive coronavirus diagnosis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In normal times, vice presidential debates don't matter much. But in an election year as wild as 2020, everything is magnified.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's secretary of state adjusted his one-box-per-county restriction Monday to say counties may collect absentee ballots both at their buildings and at locations outside, an update to an order that has landed him in both state and federal court.
During the month of October, Kent State will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with different educational opportunities, history lessons, and fun games and events.
Although Kent State introduced a neuroscience undergraduate degree program last fall, the neuroscience club has existed on campus since 2018.
Much of public life has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic and exercising the right to vote is no exception. With the general election less than two months away, voters are increasingly relying on mail-in ballots to cast their votes.Deputy director of the Portage County Board of Electi…
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes have been made to secure polling locations and protect both poll workers and voters for the upcoming election scheduled for Nov. 3, 2020.
As the coronavirus raises safety concerns for in-person voting, the number of mail-in ballot applications in Portage County have doubled compared to previous years.
In an email sent by Interim Associate Provost Manfred van Dulmen this morning, Kent State announced a partnership with CVS Health to provide free COVID-19 testing for students, staff and faculty starting Oct. 12.
With winter approaching and an expected increase in COVID-19 cases, students can stay healthy from home through campus virtual services and online applications.
Kent State’s Trumbull campus announced its three top candidates to fill the dean and chief administrative officer position Sept. 23 and the candidates made their presentations this past week.
(CNN) -- White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for Covid-19, she tweeted in a statement Monday morning. McEnany emphasized that she had previously tested negatively "consistently" and is experiencing no symptoms.
Despite only playing at quarterback since his freshman year of high school, Drew Allar picked up the position quickly and has drawn the attention of many Division I programs in the Midwest.
President Todd Diacon revealed three finalists for Kent State’s senior vice president and provost position, with over 65 years of service in higher education combined between the three.
Partnering with the Ohio Pandemic Testing Team, the university offered students free coronavirus testing at the Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on Friday.
TOKYO (AP) — News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens large and small, drawing instant reactions of shock, sympathy, undisguised glee and, of course, the ever-present outrage and curiosity surrounding President Donald Trump.
With COVID-19 being an added concern this flu season, medical professionals are urging people to get the fu vaccine to avoid overwhelming hospitals. TV2's Gianna DaPra learned more about why it's important to get the flu shot.
Manfred van Dulmen, interim associate provost for academic affairs at Kent State, released an email this afternoon announcing an adjustment to the spring 2021 semester.
Kent State students have been raising concerns about the university's dining partner Aramark since its arrival. TV2's Alex Manthey has the latest on why the Kent State community is angry.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, but mental health awareness among college students is an issue that should be talked about year-round. TV2's Alex Manthey has more on how what resources are available for Kent State students.
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 Guard will conduct free testing for a selected, higher-risk student population on the Ke…
A group of republican lawmakers are filing felony charges against Governor Mike DeWine for restrictions he's enforced on Ohioans over the pandemic. TV2's Jenna Gobrecht breaks down the charges and how Kent State students feel the governor is handling things.
(CNN) -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren will no longer participate in The New Yorker Festival in an act of solidarity with the magazine's staff union.
(CNN) -- At the end of a rancorous and chaotic debate -- in which President Donald Trump tried to bulldoze challenger Joe Biden with insults, slashing interruptions and callous attacks on Biden's family -- the President questioned the legitimacy of the November election, refused to say wheth…
Although sexual violence survivors have dealt with a president with past sexual assault allegations for the past four years, they can only expect the same thing this fall.
Students in financial trouble have been receiving money from Kent State’s Emergency Grant Fund, giving them a chance to succeed through the coronavirus pandemic.
CLEVELAND (AP) — In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult.
Many students who were planning on living on campus have decided to live at home instead because of coronavirus, quarantining and online classes.
Step Up & Speak Out, a collaborative initiative on campus, educates students and faculty on how to help themselves and others with mental health concerns.
The Division of Student Affairs podcast has entered its second season, and co-hosts Taléa Drummer-Ferrell and Matthew Lupica look forward to producing student-focused content.
Students with disabilities can be integrated into university culture and prepare themselves for career success with a partnership at Kent State’s Trumbull campus.
(CNN) -- For the first time in the NFL's history, three women were on the gridiron Sunday in an official capacity during a regular-season game.
Kent State students again took to campus this week to protest police brutality, this time marching over the controversial verdict in the Breonna Taylor case. TV2 reporter Halena Sepulveda was at the march and spoke with students to learn why they plan to continue the protests.
President Todd Diacon told TV2 and KentWired in an exclusive interview that students on campus can expect to see random testing performed among the student population in the coming weeks. TV2 correspondent Vivian Hawk breaks down the choice and how students are feeling.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court.
DoorDash, a food delivery service, could be a great potential side job for students working through college, offering relaxed hours and at least minimum wage.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process.
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 until Oct. 7.