KU student senators proposed a campus-wide class cancelation for Election Day. Administrators declined the request, citing in part an already shortened academic calendar.
KU Legal Services for Students is providing free notary services for absentee ballots on campus ahead of the general election. It is co-sponsored by the Student Legislative Action Committee.
Student Senate members discussed raising students' health fee to provide higher quality healthcare to more students in a plan titled “Watkins for All.”
KU rose eight spots in U.S. News & World Report's social mobility ranking. Student Senate created an ad-hoc committee to examine social mobility on campus after last year's ranking.
To ensure accurate representation of students at the University of Kansas in the 2020 U.S. Census, student leaders urge students to fill out the government form. The deadline is Sept. 30.
Tiara Floyd, former student body president, called for the resignation of two Student Senate executives, during a committee meeting Wednesday. It is unclear whether the request will be pursued.
Student Senate dissolved its ad hoc committee to address sexual assault prevention on campus last Friday. The committee met twice this semester.
Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer overviewed how University of Kansas leadership addressed the COVID-19 pandemic over the summer as she spoke to student senators Wednesday night.
The ad hoc committee will focus on evaluating the University of Kansas' policies when it comes to addressing sexual violence.
Student Senate will meet over Zoom, with senators attending weekly meetings. Executive staff office hours will also be cut down.
University of Kansas shared governance wrote to the institution's chancellor and provost to request in-person classes be delayed for another two weeks. Classes are currently set to begin Aug. 24.
Student Senate held a virtual forum for Kansas House of Representatives District 10 candidates last Friday to discuss important issues facing the United States and the University of Kansas student body.
Student Senate hosted a debate with the three candidates for district attorney over the weekend. Each candidate discussed how they'd reform the criminal justice system to address racial disparities and help survivors of sexual assault.