Local & State Government

The University of Kansas will impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees to abide by President Joe Biden’s executive order, Chancellor Douglas Girod announced in a statement Friday afternoon. Employees must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8.

KU Student Body President Niya McAdoo received criticism surrounding a retweet on the KU Student Body President's account. Nonetheless, McAdoo stands by the message, which they say was a commentary on America's racist foundation.

The right to a speedy trial was suspended in Kansas earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The backlog of cases has led to concern about potentially violating a defendant's constitutional rights and overcrowding in Kansas correctional facilities. 

The University of Kansas will not use the controversial Kansas Board of Regents policy that would allow for tenured faculty to be terminated in order to relieve financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Douglas Girod told the Board of Regents Thursday.

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