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Here’s where federal CARES Act funding will help KU in its reopening process

In recent weeks, the University of Kansas has tentatively secured north of $20 million in allocations from the federal CARES Act to put toward the costs associated with reopening its campus through the end of 2020, according to a Journal-World analysis. That figure includes just over $19 ...

Standing council created at KU to improve diversity, equity and inclusion practices

In the second major announcement of the day related to racism and equity issues, the University of Kansas said Friday it was creating a standing advisory council tasked with examining and monitoring programs and structures at KU to ensure they support diversity, equity and inclusion. Provost ...

KU survey didn’t ask if students wanted to return to campus; claim of ‘overwhelming’ desire to do so was based on students saying they planned on in-person classes

A student survey at the University of Kansas that officials have touted for weeks as evidence of students' "overwhelming" desire to return to the Lawrence campus for an in-person fall semester did not actually ask students whether they wanted to come back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight ...

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

Story updated at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. “You could just see the joy,” ...

KU will mandate initial COVID-19 testing for campus community, Girod says

Story updated at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5: The University of Kansas will mandate that all students, staff and faculty members who are able to return to campus take a free saliva-based COVID-19 test, Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Wednesday. The tests, which will be administered before ...

Big 12 football teams to play 10-game season

Following the lead of college football’s other Power Five conferences, the Big 12 will implement a trimmed down schedule for the upcoming season. The Big 12’s Board of Directors approved a plan Monday evening for the league’s teams to play a 10-game season, the conference ...