More details emerge on protocols for KU's fall semester reopening; student violators of mask policy can face academic misconduct charges

Less than two weeks ahead of an unprecedented fall semester on the University of Kansas campus, Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer on Tuesday released a comprehensive list of actions KU has taken to prepare for the return of thousands of students, ...

More details emerge on protocols for KU's fall semester reopening; student violators of mask policy can face academic misconduct charges

By: Conner Mitchell

Less than two weeks ahead of an unprecedented fall semester on the University of Kansas campus, Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer on Tuesday released a comprehensive list of actions KU has taken to prepare for the return of thousands of students, ...

August 11, 2020 @ 5:37pm

Another look at proposed CARES funding shows big quarantine space at KU, campground for homeless people, rental assistance and more

By: Chad Lawhorn

Projects of all shapes and sizes are vying for their share of nearly $25 million in federal pandemic funding that has been allocated to Douglas County. There’s a nearly half-million-dollar campground for homeless people (recommended for ...

August 11, 2020 @ 4:21pm

Another look at proposed CARES funding shows big quarantine space at KU, campground for homeless people, rental assistance and more

By: Chad Lawhorn

Projects of all shapes and sizes are vying for their share of nearly $25 million in federal pandemic funding that has been allocated to Douglas County. There’s a nearly half-million-dollar campground for homeless people (recommended for ...

August 11, 2020 @ 4:21pm

Kansas teachers could owe their schools thousands if they quit over virus concerns

By: Stephan Bisaha, Kansas News Service

WICHITA — Kansas teachers that don’t feel safe going back to crowded hallways as schools reopen could take medical leave or teach online. But at the many districts that don’t have those options, teachers eye another choice: ...

August 11, 2020 @ 3:50pm

Lawrence school district outlines some precautions for conducting fall athletics, activities

By: Dylan Lysen

The Lawrence school district is planning on taking measures to help keep students safe while they participate in athletics and activities amid the coronavirus pandemic this fall. Some of those measures include limiting use of locker rooms and ...

August 10, 2020 @ 9:14pm

From March to June, KU paid outside counsel nearly $42,000 for COVID-19 consultation, records show

By: Conner Mitchell

In the earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Kansas hired two outside law firms to consult on policies related to the pandemic, according to records obtained by the Journal-World. Those two firms — Husch Blackwell in ...

August 10, 2020 @ 4:40pm

Records: Those actively banned from KU's campus include some from ticket scandal, convicted violent criminals

By: Conner Mitchell

At least 24 individuals are actively banned from all or parts of the University of Kansas campus, according to records obtained by the Journal-World. The Journal-World's review found that while KU has express authority — given by the Kansas ...

August 8, 2020 @ 7:55pm

Area school districts could begin academic year through on-site, hybrid learning plans; Eudora, Perry-Lecompton not yet decided

By: Dylan Lysen

While Lawrence students won’t step into a classroom until at least October, some other Douglas County students could be receiving in-person education in just a few weeks. The school districts of Baldwin City, Eudora and Perry-Lecompton are ...

August 8, 2020 @ 4:23pm

Lawrence school board to consider giving administration ability to furlough some staff during remote learning period

By: Dylan Lysen

The Lawrence school district may soon be able to furlough some staff who administration believes will not be needed during remote learning this fall. The Lawrence school board on Monday will consider giving the district’s administration the ...

August 7, 2020 @ 4:21pm

Testing initially wasn’t going to be mandatory at KU, but decision changed at the last minute

By: Conner Mitchell

The University of Kansas on Wednesday announced that students and staff returning to campus would go through a mandated COVID-19 testing program, similar to plans announced by other universities across the country. But documents obtained by ...

August 7, 2020 @ 12:44pm

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

By: Conner Mitchell

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 ...

August 5, 2020 @ 5:05pm

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