University of Kansas students have until April 17 to opt for credit/no credit for the spring 2020 term. However, the University suggests students wait to make the change as the online system currently can't handle an influx of requests.
Candidates no longer have to meet the signature requirement to run in the 2020 Student Senate election, and candidate and senatorial filing deadlines have been pushed to March 30 and April 6, respectively.
Two members of Student Senate have filed complaints to the Elections Commission asking to move the independent candidate filing deadline due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order Saturday, March 28, asking people to stay home to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. The order will go into effect Monday, March 30, and will end on April 19.
The Lawrence Police Department announced in a press release Friday afternoon that its first officer in the department tested positive for the coronavirus.
The University of Kansas donated around 20,000 RNA test kits, essential to the process of testing for COVID-19. The University acted after Gov. Laura Kelly requested the kits.
The University of Kansas' Counseling and Psychological Services has moved appointments to be conducted over the telephone. Students share their struggles with the change.
The coronavirus outbreak has forced KU professors to move all of their content online. Associate professor Dorice Elliot and assistant teaching professor Lisa Sharpe Elles reflect on what that means for their classes.
Free Staters, a coalition for Student Senate, self-reported inability to acquire 500 physical student signatures and to schedule competency training for its presidential candidate. The Student Senate Elections Commission will hear the violation complaint on March 26.
Carl Lejuez, who served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and was the former interim provost, announced on Twitter that he will leave the University of Kansas to be provost at the University of Connecticut.