For now it looks like officials at Kent State University, and not state administrators in Columbus, have authority to permit or deny drilling for gas and oil on university land.
And university officials are saying there are no immediate plans for hydraulic fracturing wells on the university's hundreds of acres spread across Northeast Ohio.
We want to know what you think. The controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil from underground shale formations has been connected to negative environmental effects in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Take our poll below. Do you think Kent State should permit fracking on any of its campuses or other property, such as the Kent State Airport or Kent State Golf Course?