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Why It Matters

Why It Matters

Anchor Intro: Climate change has a new meaning at Kent State University. The largest factor in this change, race. The continued conversation on race relations has many bewildered, while others have begun to grow an appreciation after experiencing first hand why its so important. Reporter Savanna McCarthy spoke with students and has more. [bbrvideo]BBR_McCarthy_S7_WhyItMatters[/bbrvideo] Racial interactions have been on the forefront of many Americans minds since the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin back in February of 2012. Students of…

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Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

For the average Kent State student, financial aid is vital to their enrollment at the university. And in a few special cases, students no longer need to worry about their financial situations. [bbrvideo]BBR_DERWIN_S4_MONEY_1[/bbrvideo] Some say that money makes the world go ’round. And it’s unquestioned that financial aid often plays a big role in every prospective student’s college decision. Approximately 70 percent of Kent State students receive some sort of financial aid. And then there are students like Layne Gerbig whose…

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Back Off?

Back Off?

Anchor Intro: The relationship between a student and teacher is one that can lead to success in almost every area of life. That relationship becomes even more important once a student has reached the college level. [bbrvideo]BBR_McCarthy_S1_Why[/bbrvideo]   When walking into the Hub of Kent State University the first and most visible thing you see is students. From standing in lines at various restaurants, to sitting at tables chatting with one another and even surfing the web on their laptops,…

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The Coolest Tour Guide

The Coolest Tour Guide

Even in negative temperatures, a Kent State tour guide gets her job done. [bbrvideo]BBR_DERWIN_S1_GUIDE_2[/bbrvideo] On a freezing Thursday afternoon while most students retreated back to their beds, senior Dallas Trescher was leading a prospective transfer student and his mother around the Kent State campus. Trescher: “I’m an admissions office tour guide. I take families from the campus tour center in the student center and I take them around campus for an hour-and-a-half; show them everything and anything they want to…

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Why Students Stay (Or Don’t)

Why Students Stay (Or Don’t)

[bbrvideo]BBR_DERWIN_P4_RETENTION[/bbrvideo] When the Class of 2017 came into Kent State, they were commended for their high ACT scores and GPAs. And when those freshmen became sophomores, it turned out that they had the highest freshmen to sophomore retention rate in Kent State history: 81.7%. Kent State Provost Todd Diacon stated that he believed the boosted retention rate had to do with an increase in required academic advising and the PR advocating for students to take 15 credit hours a semester….

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Ombuds Know Student Issues

Ombuds Know Student Issues

Where do you go when you have a student issue on campus but don’t know where to go? Dr. Jennifer Kulics, Student Ombuds, is the person for you. She is an authority on my beat, student issues. I sat down with her to get a scope of the issues students are facing here at Kent State. “I advocate for a fair process for student issues,” Dr. Kulic said,” but not advocate for an outcome” Dr. Kulic’s office gives students a…

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The Ever-Growing University – Recruitment & Enrollment at Kent State

The Ever-Growing University – Recruitment & Enrollment at Kent State

All roads lead to Kent State. Probably the most vital information I obtained from my conversation with Nancy Dellavecchia, Director of Admissions at Kent State, was about the ever-extending reach of the university through its multitude of programs and strong communication abilities with prospective students. “Over the years we’ve expanded where we reach out to,” said Ms. Dellavecchia, “and I see that continuing.” The highest number of out-of-state students may come from Pennsylvania, but by no means does that restrict…

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Preparing for the real world

Preparing for the real world

This time of year, college students all across the country are preparing for finals, but what have they really learned this semester? Even the hardest-working student doesn’t have time to study every subject, but unfortunately many don’t have time to keep up with current events either. Are book smarts enough or should we expect our college grads to know about what’s happening in the real world too? TV2’s Melinda Stephan took to the streets to find out. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_FS_Stephan_PreparingForTheRealWorld2[/bbrvideo] College…

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Kent roosevelt hosts swim clinic

Kent roosevelt hosts swim clinic

Have you ever had aspirations of becoming a high-class Olympic athlete? One local high school is making all of this possible for special needs athletes. As TV2’s Jon Huntsman explains, even if you’re not a naturally gifted athlete, it doesn’t mean you can’t compete like an Olympian. [bbrvideo width=”475″]BBR_S6_HUNTSMAN_SPECIALOLYMPICS[/bbrvideo] The Olympics. It’s an event that brings out the competitive nature in all of us. It’s a test of will, strength, dedication and perseverance. Sometimes, it’s all about overcoming your own…

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