What Happens to International Students If They Break the Law?

For many students, college is a place of freedom from authority; to let loose and be reckless is a rite of passage. But for some, like international students, they cannot afford to be reckless for fear of the consequences of the state. More than 2500 students from more than 100 countries come to Kent State every semester to study abroad, learn new skills, explore American culture and earn their degree. But there are many circumstances such as honest recklessness to cultural misunderstandings where some international students may break the law. So what happens to those students when they commit a crime or act in misconduct on or off campus? Minor/Overlooked Offenses  International students

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Rosie’s Diner Inspections Find Critical Violation, Repeat Observation

Thick, fluffy waffles, juicy, stacked burgers and crispy mozzarella sticks are among the mouthwatering meals on the menu at Rosie’s Diner in the Tri-Towers Rotunda, attracting college student crowds even in the early morning hours. For those who aren’t wandering the campus at 1 a.m., a cheesy calzone is only a phone call away through Rosie’s delivery services.  Although the 24-hour operation appeals in convenience to its campus customers, the quality of the service remains paramount. According to the latest standard inspection report on Sept. 30, an inside look at Rosie’s Diner revealed critical violations and a repeat observation in the kitchen. Direct Connection between Sewage and Ice Machine Drain In a critical

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University Expansion: Issues and Updates

Kent State University is a campus with an ever-growing student body, in a city that acknowledges its college community and does what it can to create an easy, safe environment for the college community. One of these creations is the expansion of the University Esplanade into downtown Kent. The Esplanade expansion will complete several tasks, such as creating a safe walking space for students to reach downtown and create a connection between campus and city. But there have been more than a few bumps along the way. THE WILLOW STREET PROJECT Discussions about permanently shutting down Willow Street in order to stop traffic from crossing the Esplanade expansion into downtown

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Candidates for Ohio 75th District Representative

Name: Kathleen Clyde Race: Ohio 75th District Representative Political Party: Democrat Background: In November 2010, the voters of the 68th Ohio House District elected Kathleen Clyde as Representative to the Ohio General Assembly. Currently an associate in the Kent Law firm of Williams, Welser, Kratcoski & Can, Representative Clyde is running for a second term. Why I Should Care: If reelected, Clyde plans to continue turning the economy around from the middle out, providing economic recovery in which everyone can participate. Born and raised in Portage County, Clyde plans to create an adequate funding formula for K-12 and encourage policies that promote affordable higher education. Message to Kent State Students:

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OSA Kent Chapter Joins Rally to Demand Justice for John Crawford

Members of Kent State’s chapter of the Ohio Student Association joined other in the state organization at a rally for the late John Crawford III, who was shot by police officer six times at a Walmart near Dayton while holding a toy pellet gun Aug. 5, 2014. “We’re here at the statehouse to demand not only justice for John Crawford, but also a fundamental shift in how police enforce our communities.” said Ryan Kreaps, a senior psychology major and field organizer for the OSA Kent chapter. The Ohio Organizing Collaborative organized the rally, consisting of three major OSA chapters in Cleveland, Dayton and Columbus, with over 250-300 according to OSA Dayton

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Public Health Officials Speak at Kent City Council

The Wednesday, October 13 Kent City Council meeting started with Ebola talk. Portage County Health Commissioner, Jeff Neistadt, Director of Kent State University Center for Public Health Preparedness, Dr. Christopher Woolverton, and Medical Director at City of Kent, Dr. Kirk Stiffler, all spoke at the beginning of the meeting. They addressed what information they knew so far, what exactly Ebola is and does, how it can be spread, and any inaccurate rumors that had been floating around. Anchor Intro: The news of Ebola patient, Amber Vinson, staying in Tallmadge took over social media Wednesday. Even City Council got caught up in the story and had public health experts give and

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New Buildings With No New Student Parking

Over a year ago Kent State announced the chosen architecture team who will build the new Architecture building in the near future. The ground breaking ceremony was held this past weekend and construction is scheduled to start soon. Also in that area of campus a new home for the Division of Institutional Advancement was recently approved. Though there is one thing left out of the plans for these new buildings. No new student parking lots are a part of the plan with these expansions. TV2 reporter Candace Monacelli caught up with Sophomore commuter Interior Design student, Elise Biebelhausem  to see how she and many others feel about the current parking set up and

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Downtown Kent’s bike racks designed for function, culture

by Alicia Balog When Mark Wentz, born and raised in Kent, saw a competition to design bike racks specifically for his hometown, he realized he had a chance to save people’s bikes from being stolen, just like his were. “Throughout my childhood, I lost three bikes that were like my pride and joy that I paid for with my paper route,” he said. “So when I saw this thing, I was like ‘Yeah it’s a chance I can give people the ability to lock their bikes up and not have to go through what I had to when I was younger.’” So he created about 25 bike rack designs all related

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Lake Erie Algae Research

Anchor Lead: Just a couple of months ago Toledo banned fresh drinking water after a toxin was present due to an algae bloom. A Kent State professor is now doing research to help detect potential blooms, TV2’s Brian Ivey has the story. The video story above demonstrates the research being done by Professor Ortiz, the importance of testing drinking water that comes from Lake Erie, and how algae affects boating and fishing. New research is being conducted to study potentially harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie just months after microcystin, a dangerous toxin that can do damage to the liver and kidneys if ingested, was detected in high amounts in Toledo.

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Kent State Campus Safety Improvements

ANCHOR INTRO The Kent State University Annual Campus Safety and Security Report came out on Tuesday. The report doesn’t show many areas of concern, but an incident last April leaves Kent State Police wanting to improve some safety measures. Reporter Sarah Bergert tells you what actions campus police are taking to improve campus safety. ANCHOR TAG ALICE Training is offered multiple times during the week, and all students are encouraged to attend. Session times and locations can be found online on Kent State’s website.   THREE HELPFUL ALICE TRAINING TACTICS   RELATED LINKS State of Ohio School Safety/Emergency Operations Plan Register for Flash ALERTS Kent State University Kent Campus Safety, Security and Fire

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