Kennesaw State Joins List Of Colleges Banning Hoverboards

by Tasnim Shamma Kennesaw State University is the latest campus to ban hoverboards in Georgia. Many…

Georgia (Jan 19, 2016) — by Tasnim Shamma

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Kennesaw State University is the latest campus to ban hoverboards in Georgia.

Many of the two-wheeled boards and hands-free Segways are powered by lithium ion batteries that have exploded or caught fire.

KSU's Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Michael Sanseviro said the University was following the Kennesaw fire marshal recommended the policy.

“Any time you're dealing with fire safety issues, it's really meant to be preventative action until we have better data that suggests that this is something that we can safely have on our campus," Sanseviro said.

Georgia Tech, Georgia State and the University of North Georgia issued bans against hoverboards last week. Georgia Tech said students should ship any hoverboards brought to campus back home.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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