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KU announces mandatory mask policy for all of campus, effective immediately

All individuals on the University of Kansas campus, effective immediately, will be required to wear a face covering to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, KU Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer said Thursday. The KU policy office is in the process of drafting new personal safety requirements for ...

KU AD Jeff Long optimistic about prospects of 2020 college football season

Months of planning and projecting have left University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long cautiously optimistic about hosting a full college football season this fall. Long said as much on multiple occasions during Tuesday night’s online discussion, “College Sports in the COVID-19 ...

KU announces shortened in-person fall semester to avoid COVID-19 resurgence

Story updated at 1:50 p.m. Monday Joining other universities around the country hoping to prevent another wave of COVID-19 from taking hold in the fall, the University of Kansas announced Monday that it will shorten the time students are on campus for the fall semester. The current plan is ...

KU reaches $2.55 million settlement with former football coach David Beaty

Story updated at 7:30 p.m. Friday: After a 15-month legal battle, the University of Kansas and former football coach David Beaty have reached a $2.55 million settlement in Beaty's lawsuit over his disputed firing. Beaty was fired in November 2018, and he sued the university in March 2019, ...

6 lessons Kansas teachers learned when the pandemic pushed classes online

WICHITA — Educators say there was a silver lining when Kansas schools and campuses had to shut down because of the coronavirus: It was a chance to learn how to do remote learning right. Now with college finals submitted and most K-12 schools in summer vacation mode, educators are reflecting ...