Kent City Council Committee sets ordinance at meeting prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 10 starting Nov. 7

KENT, Ohio — 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. The meeting started with a discussion on the Committee of the Whole’s topic about diversity hiring policies and practices, which dominated the discussion for the first half of the meeting. The topic was discussed specifically in relation to the police and education departments, strategizing ways for them to do better. The Health and Public Safety Committee’s topic was up next, regarding the prohibition of mass gatherings. This topic was also a highlight of the evening, dominating the conversation for

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A.L.I.C.E Workshop Creates Safer Environment On Campus

In 2009, Kent State required faculty and staff to take an interactive, 90-minute workshop about what to do during active shooter incidents. In 2010, Kent State required freshman enrolled in the First Year Experience course to attend these workshops. The A.L.I.C.E workshops are, according to Kent campus police officer Michquel Penn, “lockdown procedures on steroids.” The workshop includes lecture, demonstration, and direct student involvement. In April, 7,000 faculty, staff members and students attended the A.L.I.C.E workshops. “A.L.I.C.E, in my opinion, really enhances lockdown. It gives additional options other than locking down and sheltering in place,” said instructor and Kent campus officer Michquel Penn. “We watch a video and we look

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