Kansas legislators recently met to discuss a bill that would bar transgender people from participating in school sports teams outside of their biological sex.
President of the Black Student Coalition Niya McAdoo and Student Senator for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ethan Roark announced Friday that they would be running for student body president and vice president with their new coalition "ActUpKU." The coalition will focus on increasing mental health access to students, racial justice, economic issues and sustainability.
Haskell Indian Nations University newspaper, The Indian Leader, received a directive that forbade them from gathering certain information. Now, their editor-in-chief is filing a lawsuit against the university's president.
The House Judiciary Committee heard a bill that would allow student athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness. If passed, this bill would allow KU to keep up with the increasingly competitive college recruitment process.
The Spencer Museum of Art has reopened with two new exhibitions that focus on health and the human body. One of the exhibitions, “Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body” also has a virtual experience.
Resident assistants at KU have worked to maintain a sense of community and normalcy while enforcing stricter housing rules during the pandemic. Some students have been able to quickly adapt and others are having a difficult time with the new challenges.
D.A. Graham, the interim vice provost of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Belonging, blocked the Black Student Coalition on Twitter. Senior Keir Rudolph, a member of the Black Student Coalition, said it is part of Graham's job to listen to their concerns, and cutting off communication is a "slippery slope."
Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer announced a plan Friday afternoon to move back to mostly in-person classes in the fall. To make sure it's safe and effective, classes will be scheduled earlier and later in the day to lower traffic on campus.
University of Kansas Student Admissions is helping potential students navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Admissions office is accepting applications for the class of 2025 up until two weeks before the start of the fall semester.
KU Faculty Senate discussed potentially moving forward with a no-confidence vote in the university's chancellor and provost, citing a need for transparency in Thursday's meeting.
Opponents ask House Elections Committee to reject new house bill that includes stricter election laws and has potential to "disenfranchise voters."
The Interfraternity Council will hold a special presidential election in the coming weeks following President Max Mandel’s resignation Tuesday. IFC is the governing body of fraternities at KU.
According to KU's Chief of Police, Chris Keary, crime on campus has decreased since 2019 because of a low on-campus population. This decrease has helped some feel safer.
Updated guidelines allow university faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The vaccine distribution will go to those in close contact with large numbers and unable to conduct classes or work remotely.