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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 ...

KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. An email sent to KU’s donors on Wednesday afternoon outlined four tiers of the department’s ...

KU CFO to retire at end of calendar year, university announces

Diane Goddard, the chief financial officer at the University of Kansas and a university employee of nearly four decades, will retire at the end of the 2020 calendar year, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Wednesday. During her tenure as KU's top finance official, Goddard was responsible ...

Girod, Long discuss what a fall semester could look like for KU academics, sports

An overarching theme of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Tuesday, is that it’s been much easier to shut down operations than to open them back up. Girod, appearing at the KU Health System’s daily media briefing, acknowledged that many things would ...