Kent State University

Kent State University is hiring an offensive coordinator from Syracuse to try and turn around its football program. Sean Lewis, 34, replaces former coach Paul Haynes, who had a 14-45 record in his five seasons.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Kent State's struggling team shines a light on a bigger problem with Mid-American Conference football. 

Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield
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Kent State University trustees have approved the tuition increase and freeze in principle. They also took a look at their meeting Wednesday at a billion dollar, 10-year campus upgrade and plan to revisit both issues in March.  

The tuition increase for in-state, undergraduate students will likely start in fall 2018.  How much will be decided later.

Eric Mansfield is Kent State’s executive director of media relations.

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The Knight Foundation

One of Kent State University’s past presidents is giving the school a million dollars to help students studying the arts. 

Carol Cartwright was president of the university from 1991 to 2006.  She and her husband, Phillip, committed the $1 million estate grant to create the Cartwright Family Fund for Opportunities in the Arts. 

Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield says the gift is special to everyone associated with the university.

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